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Editor, Driving northwest, I rounded the curve at 6600 Sills Road, then swerved onto the shoulder and into the ditch, barely avoiding a head-on collision with a van that had crossed the double yellow line to dodge ruts and potholes created 12 days ago by Whidbey’s County Road Department.
Community Events, March 2015
Editor, On a rainy Saturday, March 21, some 200 people filled The Clyde Theatre in Langley to see a 1914 silent film entitled “In the Land of the Head Hunters.” This incredible film, created by Edward S. Curtis, was released in 1914 to rave reviews in Seattle and New York, but soon disappeared and was actually rescued from a dumpster in 1947.
Editor, On Feb. 14, Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN) held its annual fundraiser dinner, Heart to Heart, at the Useless Bay Coffee Company in Langley. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Des Rock, his assistant, Dan Fulton, and the staff at the Useless Bay Coffee Co. for hosting our Heart to Heart fundraiser, supplying the food and preparing a delicious gourmet dinner for WIN’s Valentine’s Day celebration.
Editor, Langley government has a nice website that they have obviously put some work into. Front and center is a calendar of government events. On April 14 there is a notice for a Langley Historic Preservation Commission meeting. Curiously, the big public meeting that will happen that day, the funicular meeting, isn’t listed, though the date has been known at least since it was announced on March 4 at the Langley Planning Advisory Board meeting.
Editor, Langley is in desperate need of an ethics committee. Most know of former Mayor Larry Kwarsick who falsified a document and intended to continue as mayor. Council members wanted him to remain in office dismissing the malfeasance (Dec. 18, 2012 council meeting minutes). Perhaps they agreed with the late Paul Schell who was quoted by Seattle Times columnist Danny Westneat as saying to the blogger who discovered the falsification, “Shame on you … for starting this. You should stay in your new California home and let us alone” (Seattle Times, Dec. 22, 2012).