Celebrate Whidbey Island — Joseph Whidbey State Park has been spared. It will not be included in a pilot project that would have opened up large portions of the park to private development, Washington State Parks officials recently confirmed. This is great news, and something that residents from Clinton to Deception Pass should applaud.
Thanks to The Record for the recent article about the Break Free event in Anacortes. I am aware of at least 27 persons from South Whidbey who were in attendance. This event, sponsored by Break Free From Fossil Fuels, is best described as a three-day conference/celebration/protest. Most widely reported was the protest occupation of the railroad track east of Anacortes refineries along Highway 20 by 150 people who camped, parked a van, and erected a scaffold over these tracks which serve the two Anacortes refineries.
It was the kind of shot South Whidbey junior boys golfer Ian Saunsaucie hoped for all season. And it earned him a berth to the class 1A state championships.
Kudos to Island Christian Academy! After inquiring about help for my overgrown yard, Director Brenda Chittim came to my home and looked at my very horsetail infested, weedy yard.
Nearly three dozen South Whidbey folks joined 1,000 others at the Break Free from Fossil Fuel demonstration at Tesoro and Shell refineries in Anacortes to send a message: climate change is real and we need to make a clean energy transition now. Here are some of our lessons:
I haven’t made up my mind about Donald Trump yet. Part of me says, “How can this be happening?” The other part realizes he is just stating what I, and many people, are thinking at some level, just not as crudely.
I’d like to “enthusiastically solicit your input….” But please, before you get to contribute, sit down and listen to me for two hours while I paint a picture of how horrible things are, and while I preach the same doom and gloom rhetoric that has been our refrain for over a decade now.
Property crime on South Whidbey is not a new topic, so it’s no surprise that nearly 100 people turned out for the Island County Sheriff’s Office’s neighborhood watch meeting Thursday.
Take four or five squares of toilet paper, six at the most, fold them together neatly and proceed. Never use a wad. It could cause a backup, and it’s a waste.