Myth: Some people don’t think Navy pilots deserve the best equipment and training this country can provide.
Let’s be clear. The Navy wants to spread its Growler noise-print all over the Olympic Peninsula’s National Park, the surrounding national forest and adjacent communities.
Capt. Mike Nortier’s guest column highlights a Navy trying to reverse engineer the self-inflicted damage they achieved in their own public information meetings on the north end of the Olympic Peninsula.
Once again, this year’s “North Whidbey Community Harvest,” the free Thanksgiving dinner at the Elks Lodge, was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our community’s businesses, organizations and individuals who donated their time and money to support the event.
I work for a company that received a phone call from a man with a heavy East Indian accent indicating that he was “David Foster” and needed to speak to the owner (by name) of this company.
Let’s not be too hard on the “Mean Girls” when they lie, distort, omit or blow out of proportion.
I would like to reply to Jimmy Sloan’s letter published in the Dec. 3 edition of the Whidbey News-Times.
A letter written by Richard Abraham had some information about Growler jet engine noise in flyovers and included some interesting numbers.
Giving money to panhandlers may make you feel better about “the kindness of your charitable act,” but giving no thought to how that money will be spent is definitely not a kindness.
Ah, yes, the endangered spotted owl and his accomplice, the marbled murrelet. When you have no facts to back up your statements, let’s bring up an endangered species to get some attention.
The so-called “hush house” being touted by Congressman Rick Larsen and the Navy will not solve the Growler jet noise problem.
On behalf of the residents and staff of Harbor Tower Village, I would like to extend a huge thank you to the emergency response team from the Oak Harbor Fire Department.
Regarding the Navy’s plans to conduct electronic war games over the Olympic Peninsula, the feds apparently are bowing to pressure to find no significant impact on anything — tourism, residents, endangered species; you name it, it’s A-OK.
What is up with Oak Harbor’s mayor, “Stump” Dudley? Is he trying to be the czar of the island?
Can this shame get any worse? Scott Dudley was railroaded out of the Island Transit board.
Although I now live 1,200 miles from Whidbey Island, I regularly read the Whidbey News-Times online and am always happy to see what’s up on the Island.
A big thank-you goes to Mark Laska at Ciao and his unbelievable staff for hosting our fourth annual Soroptimist International of Coupeville, Women & Wine event.
Your local Datters of Norway lodge, Ester Moe #39, would like to thank each and every one of you for coming to our 15th annual Nordic Fest held at South Whidbey High School Nov. 8. It was one of our most fun fests ever.
Now that the November 2014 election results have been certified, I want to officially thank the voters of Island County for electing me to the office of Island County treasurer.
Do you ever wonder why so many of our elected officials have become “professional politicians,” serving decades in office?