Editor, Thank you for the coverage on the Wonn Road beach access, “IBA seeks speedy end to beach wall dispute,” in the Wednesday, May 25 edition of the South Whidbey Record. I really appreciate these articles. Please continue to keep us informed about this case.
Editor, We look forward to reading our local paper and happily subscribe to The Record. You all do a great job covering the pulse of South Whidbey. Often it is a rare source for good news in a media world that increasingly focuses on the worst. While I appreciate your local crime coverage and especially the efforts to address it, it seems like nearly every arrest or crime case is getting front page coverage.
Editor, We have all been working diligently to get quilts finished to be able to present to our Whidbey veterans. I am working with the South End and North End island veteran resource and support groups to get names for this month’s presentation in recognition of Memorial Day.
Editor, The inaugural Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series, featuring Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winner Hedrick Smith, was a huge success. The May 6 evening lecture at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley drew an overflow crowd. Some people watched the lecture on a monitor in the lobby and some, sadly, had to be turned away. The following night in Coupeville at least 300 people attended.
Editor, This week I came close to backing over a woman outside Red Apple market in Coupeville. My attention had been grabbed by a sudden migraine-type pain. To the woman, I am very sorry and also very pleased nothing happened other than scaring you — and me.
Editor, Hi, my name is Clara Larsen and I am sending this to inform and invite you to South Whidbey High School’s first annual art show at WICA.
This is a letter to encourage my fellow Americans to not vote for either nitwit currently in the running to be the next president of the United States of America.
“I love debt,” Donald Trump told CNBC. “I’m the king of debt. I love playing with it.”
Rikki Moress’ letter in the Wednesday Record about Hearts and Hammers was heart warming and inspirational.
Hearts and Hammers arrived at my house at 9 a.m. on Saturday. They were all very organized, gardening, hammering, cleaning up and repairing. They accomplished so much.
Thanks for the good article, “Excess poop spurs expansion plans” in the Saturday edition of The Record. I have an observation about the poop… .
Editor, I’d like to extend a huge thank you from Rite Aid to all who contributed their time and raffle gifts for The Children’s Network Hospital. That includes: Callahan’s FireHouse, Linds, all the bake sale bakers, Whidbey Pies & Cafe, Useless Bay Country Club, Sweet Monas, Whidbey Art Gallery, Village Pizzeria, Good Cheer and The Bench by Shawn Foreman.
Editor, Hearts & Hammers agreed to work on my home this past Saturday, May 7 and I was blown away at the well-oiled machine that descended. Jack Husband, the captain of my team and our “Fearless Leader,” was extraordinary. He kept me updated prior to the workday, sent people in to do preliminary work and was an all around pleasure to work with.
Editor, It’s come to our attention that there is some misinformation swirling around about the relationship between Senior Services of Island County (SSIC) and the developing nonprofit South Whidbey at Home (SW@Home), so we’ve joined together to set things straight. As the director of SSIC and the board president of SW@Home, we have been meeting to keep each other informed for months.
Editor, I have sent the following to U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen and senators Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell:
Editor, It seems this political season has cheers, fears, and anxiety in spades, but at the local level things are looking up. We have a truly exceptional candidate running to represent us in the state Senate, our own former county commissioner Angie Homola. I’ve followed her political aspirations for a decade and can assure you, she is the real deal. Angie’s a unique community leader willing to fight for “good” government. Her website name angieforpeople.com clearly indicates why she is running.
Editor, Never could I have imagined it 52 years ago when I served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Then, if it had been required, I was prepared to lay down my life. I didn’t question that answering a call to national service was my duty as a (male) citizen. In 1965, I never could have imagined the utter disappointment and disgust I feel today that one of the country’s two major political parties would select a person like Donald Trump to become their leader and candidate for president.
Editor, Kudos to Whidbey News Group staffers Jessie Stensland, Michelle Beahm, and South Whidbey Record’s Justin Burnett for shedding light on recent activities at Whidbey General Hospital. The imminent changeover of CEOs at our public hospital provides a historic opportunity to reverse a decade-long slide and return the place to being a “patients first” facility. This simply won’t happen unless our community papers are relentless in demanding that the hospital board members cease their practices of non-transparency, cover-ups and special interest dealings.
To the editor: Steve Burr has it right on: The game IS rigged. The question then becomes, what should we do?