Whidbey General Hospital’s board of commissioners voted to go with a new name Monday, WhidbeyHealth — one word — for the hospital and affiliated clinics. Maybe it makes perfect sense. Maybe the public will love it.
Of the many beauties I’ve seen in this position over the past seven years at Camp Casey, a child’s wonder and growth is at the top. With the many classes we teach that offer engagement with the outdoors, I am never without joy when a child discovers something unique. The delight on a child’s face when they touch or spy a creature, plant or wildlife is inspiring. I’m pretty proud to offer this opportunity to locals, as well as thousands of others who visit us from the region during my tenure at Camp Casey.
The time has come for a change at the South Whidbey Record. And it starts with this issue. Simply put, we haven’t done such a bang-up job covering the goings on in Olympia the past few years. Readers have noticed, and we’ve heard them. We can do a better job keeping readers up to speed about the legislative session and what lawmakers, particularly our lawmakers, are deciding on our behalf.
By JILL JOHNSON Island County commissioner I believe that Wonn Road is a road end and the beach access belongs to the public. However, my personal beliefs will not resolve the dispute. What matters is what a court finds to be true, and ultimately who owns the upland portion of the shoreline and the tidelands will now be decided by a judge. The dispute over who owns the waterfront portion of Wonn Road, a strip of land at the end of a roadway near Greenbank Farm, reflects a disagreement dating back to at least 2008.
If there’s one great thing about the United States, it’s free speech. In this country we can say just about whatever we want, to whomever we want — especially when it comes to government. It’s our First Amendment right.