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Letters to the Editor
Editor, I have been tempted to write a letter to the editor more often than anticipated since moving to the island, but the recent article proudly announcing the new name for Whidbey General Hospital as, “Whidbey Health” (Hospital Board to Vote on New Name) simply cannot be ignored. The article touts the excitement of CEO Geri Forbes in promoting the entire transition strategy and steps in accomplishing the unapproved decision by the board of commissioners.
Community Events, February 2016
Editor, Thank you South Whidbey Record for your recent pledge to publish news stories about happenings in Olympia regarding legislation and legislators! Thank you for your great start with the piece about the teachers compensation and how that is being handled, with regard to the McCleary decision. And how great an opportunity and joint effort to host our local legislators later this month!
Editor, Your article on the WhidbeyHealth town meeting in Langley was really good. It covered the topics discussed at the meeting well and also captured the tone and the people who were there in a three-dimensional and lively way.
Editor, WhidbeyHealth? Is this a medical clinic? A fitness center? A health club? Perhaps it’s a health formula, or a “toast” to your health on Whidbey? It also sounds a lot like a health insurance company.
Editor, Several hundred people gathered Sunday evening for Trinity Lutheran Church’s “burn the mortgage” celebration. Food, conversation and fun was abundant. Then, an additional highlight captured the crowd. Langley Middle School students, led by their highly energetic and passionate band leader — a first-year teacher — performed. Abundant talent with captivating head-bobbing and finger-snapping beats exceeded expectation for any young jazz band.