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Who's Who of 2016 Acorn Properties Management Group .................. 11 Dewey Griffin Subaru ................................................20 Cascade Insurance Agency.......................................14 Family Dermatology Co. ............................................6 Chicago Title Company .............................................7

Gail Pierce/Coldwell Banker Tara Properties .........18

Churches ....................................................................14 Gene Kelly Barner/Edward Jones ............................12 Coldwell Banker Tara Properties .............................19 Hearing Health Services ...........................................13 Coupeville Storage and Industrial ..........................14

Whidbey Island Bank ..................................................4

Dancing Fish Winery .................................................17

IRG Oak Harbor Physical Therapy ............................5

Dawn Tennant/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. .............12

Jones Accounting and Associates ..............................7

Debbie Merritt Windermere Whidbey - Oak Harbor ............9

Kaleafa Cannabis Company ......................................8

DeRhonda Porter/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. .......12

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Land Title & Escrow ..................................................15 Leavitt Group Northwest ............................................7 Lyn Bankowski/Alaska USA Mortgage Co. ............12 Non Profit Organizations ...........................................4 Once Upon a Time ...................................................16 Pamela Z. Hill/Whidbey View Homes .......................2

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Pregnancy Care Clinic ..............................................15

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER | Kimberlly Winjum kwinjum@whidbeynewsgroup.com

RE/MAX Acorn Properties/Seaside Properties .....10

EDITOR | Megan Hansen

Sandy Gilbert/Windermere South ..........................18

ADMINISTRATIVE | Heather Schmidt and Jill Lighty

Dr. Sarah Chappelle, ND ..........................................17

COPY & PHOTOS | Kate Daniel MARKETING | Phil DuBois pdubois@whidbeynewsgroup.com, Nora Durand ndurand@whidbeynewsgroup.com, Teri Mendiola tmendiola@whidbeynewsgroup.com

Premier Title of Island County ...................................5

Sarah Konopik Windermere Whidbey - Oak Harbor ............9

CREATIVE | Jen Miller, Nick Rouser & Michelle Wolfensparger

Terry Reynolds Windermere Whidbey - Oak Harbor ...........9

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Vision Plus ....................................................................6 Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation, LLC ..............6 Whidbey News Group ..............................................17

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Address: 1091 SE Hathaway St, Oak Harbor Phone:

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Whidbey Island Non Profit Organizations Volunteers are everyday heroes strengthening our community.

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670 SE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor

(360) 675-2096

The HUB is the premiere after-school destination for middle and high school aged youth on South Whidbey Island, Washington. Join us for fun and a free meal every day!

Whidbey Playhouse

360-679-2237

www.goodcheer.org

Good Cheer Bag Sale first Tuesday $10.00 a bag of clothes or more info

thehubafterschool.org

Located on the Corner of 3rd and Anthes in Langley.

Open daily from Monday through Thursday 2:30-5:30, Fridays, 11:30-5:30 and on Early Release Days 11:30-3:00.

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North Whidbey

North Whidbey includes the county’s largest city, Oak Harbor, as well as the island’s only land-based access point, Deception Pass Bridge, which connects Whidbey with neighboring Fidalgo Island. n Deception Pass State Park, the state’s most-visited state park, is a 4,134-acre marine and camping area with 77,000 feet of saltwater shoreline and 33,900 feet of freshwater shoreline bordering old-growth forests. n The county’s largest employer, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, is located just north of the city. n Oak Harbor had a population of approximately 22,000 in 2015, according to the Employment Security Department of Washington State. n North Whidbey had a population of 39,094 as of 2007, according to city-data.com

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While Oak Harbor is booming with businesses, Pioneer Way offers a walkable downtown district with stores and other business services.

n The median age of North Whidbey residents is about 30 years. The median household income in 2013 was $47,259 and median per capita income $26, 946 according to city-data. com. The median house value was $246,050 in 2013.

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FREELAND OFFICE: Kathy Enters Escrow/Branch Manager/LPO and Nikki Enters- Escrow Assistant

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499 NE Midway Blvd, Suite 2 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-240-9610 5589 Harbor Ave., Suite C Freeland, WA 98249 360-331-3353 www.premiertitlewa.com

Premier Title of Island County brings a blend of experience and friendliness to make you and your clients feel at ease during the closing process. It is our goal to keep you coming back with that next transaction be it Refinancing, Sale, or Purchase. We appreciate and thank you for your business, and for those that have not had the opportunity to give us a try, we welcome your business. Please let us help you with one of the biggest decisions you will make, but truly rewarding. “The pride of home ownership.” In our Freeland Office, Kathy has been closing escrows on South Whidbey for over 23 years. Her daughter, Nikki joined her in her endeavor to continue to provide the best customer service available anywhere. With Kathy’s knowledge and experience you know that your closing will run smoothly and on time. 100% Locally Owned and Operated

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Gary & Martha Wallin, Owners

Vision Plus opened its first clinic almost 12 years ago at Sunset Square in Bellingham. The Oak Harbor clinic was later opened in late 2009. There are 14 Vision Plus locations in the PNW and one in Canada.

Emily Long

Began with Vision Plus of Oak Harbor in Oct 2012. She is now the office manager of this location. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, running, traveling and any outdoor activities.

Dr. John Carlson

Graduated with honors from the Illinois College of Optometry. Completed externships at the West Palm Beach VA Medical Center, University of Kentucky and Illinois Eye Institute. Keen interest in contact lenses. Strives to provide the best vision care for all patients. Free time includes golf, skiing and motorsports.

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Alina Schreiter

Began with Vision Plus of Oak Harbor in June 2015. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, dancing and preparing for baby #3!

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275 SE Cabot Drive, Suite A3, Oak Harbor 205 S Main Street, Bldg B, Coupeville 1804 Scott Road, Suite 106, Freeland

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We’re Chicago Title Company! An Employee-Owned company serving Island County. With 128 years of combined Real Estate, Escrow and Title experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to handle any transaction. Whether you are buying, selling or refinancing, you have a choice. Choose Chicago Title Company! We’re here to serve you!

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Sue Blouin, Jeff Olsen & Bonnie Wallin

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Chance Terrill, Michelle VanGorder, Laura Mahoney, Sandy Engen, Tina McLaughlin, Sue Patton, Gary Morse

770 NE Midway Blvd • Oak Harbor • (360) 675-0733

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Debbie Merritt

Sarah Konopik Broker, Realtor, ABR 360-929-0827 Kono@Windermere.com

I’ve been helping people buy and sell property on Whidbey Island since 1994.   

Broker, Realtor 360-929-6897 DMerritt@Windermere.com I take the time to listen to your needs & desires helping you to make the right decision. With over 16 year’s real estate experience, I stay up to date on current market trends and am very familiar with Whidbey Island area. I educate both buyers and sellers throughout the entire process.

Honesty Professionalism Commitment to quality service

When you hire me you work with me!

Windermere Real Estate Whidbey 32785 SR 20, Oak Harbor 360-675-5953

TNT Team Tom &Terry

Windermere Real Estate Whidbey 32785 SR 20, Oak Harbor 360-675-5953

Our goal is to help you achieve yours! Providing prompt, professional hard work from the beginning of the transaction through the closing to make sure all the details are attended to properly.

We will listen to your wants and needs in order to fulfill your expectations.

Our mission To earn our clients' respect & business through assisting them in reaching their Real Estate goals. TerryTom.withwre.com

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ACORN PROPERTIES & SEASIDE PROPERTIES

Searching for a New Home? Let RE/MAX Acorn Properties & Seaside Properties agents help you find the perfect Whidbey Island property.

THERESA NEILON RE/MAX Acorn Properties 360-632-4895 Cell

PAIGE BATES

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KATIE TOBLER

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JAMES BRADY

RE/MAX Acorn Properties 360-682-8026 Cell

PATRICIA FOLKESTAD

RE/MAX Acorn Properties 360-672-4245 Cell

CHAS WEBSTER

RE/MAX Acorn Properties 360-640-9506 Cell

LOIS GUERERO

RE/MAX Seaside Properties 360-929-3787 Cell

SHAWN MCNEAL

RE/MAX Acorn Properties 360-929-6650 Cell

AARON MCBRIDE RE/MAX Acorn Properties 253-209-0086 Cell

GARY HANSEN

RE/MAX Seaside Properties 360-221-3445 Cell

More RE/MAX agents are named in the prestigious 2015 “America’s Best Real Estate Agents” survey than agents with any other real estate brand.

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ACORN PROPERTIES MANAGEMENT GROUP

ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT DIVISION & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION

Our firm began in 1984 as a residential real estate company with five sales associates. We have grown beyond sales and now consist of three separate divisions: RE/MAX Real Estate Agents; Acorn Properties Management Group Property Management (rentals); and Acorn Properties Management Group Association Management. Our Association Management Division began in 1995 with one manager, and has grown to four association managers and three support staff. Our association clients vary in size and membership type, and our geographic range of management is from the south end of Whidbey Island, up to Anacortes, and on to Mount Vernon and Burlington. We currently manage 25 associations in Oak Harbor, ranging from a six unit condominium to a 151 lot planned community. Association Management is a specialized area per state regulatory codes RCW 64.32, RCW 64.34, RCW 64.35, RCW 64.38, and RCW 24.03 et al, and

is a very different industry separate and apart from real estate sales or rental property management. Real estate sales, property management and association management share basic commonalities, but the industries vary in purpose and professional requirements. At Acorn Properties Management Group these three divisions operate independently of each other. Our job, working with the association’s board of directors, is to oversee and care for the day-to-day operations of the association. Our services include: responding to board of directors and membership requests; maintaining bookkeeping records and preparing the monthly financial reports; attending board and membership meetings; publishing notices to the membership; addressing association violations and maintenance issues; knowing and understanding the governing documents of the association in conjunction with the appropriate RCWs concerning association laws; and assisting

the board of directors in the preparation of the annual association budget. Upon receipt of a proposal request from a potential association client, we prepare a management agreement which further specifies the services we provide. We strive to alleviate the day to day pressures on board members by being the primary point of contact for all matters pertaining to the business of the association. In our experience, board members appreciate the fact that homeowners and vendors have a professional business office to communicate with, instead of knocking on their door. Our goal is to practice common sense and preventative management to the benefit of the association, board, and all members. Our Association Management Division is a member of Community Associations Institute (CAI). CAI is the international organization that works as the governing body for the

community association management industry. CAI provides professional designations and continuing education for community association managers, as well as education for Board Members and Business Partners. Our association managers take continuing education courses offered through the Washington State chapter of CAI. Community Association Managers International Certification Board (CAMICB) is a separate international organization that certifies community association managers. Three of our association managers hold their CMCA® (Certified Manager of Community Associations) certification through CAMICB. Should you have any questions about our services, our firm, or how we can help your association, please feel free to contact our Property Management Manager, Patty Folkstad, at 360-679-6149, or pattyfolkstad@gmail.com.

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ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT DIVISION & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT DIVISION 32800 HIGHWAY 20, SUITE 2 • OAK HARBOR, WA 98277 OFFICE: 360-679-6149 • 800-225-0919 FAX: 360-679-3223 WWW.ACORNPROP.NET Who's Who in Business on Whidbey Island

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We listen. You talk. Looking for In person. talk. a You new financial

Lyn is a certified mortgage planning specialist with over 20 years of experience. She takes pride in offering competitive rates, a variety of home loan products, low fees, and a friendly common sense approach to lending. The best part of her job is the opportunity to consult with borrowers to find just the right home loan product for their needs and desires.

We listen. advisor? We listen. InInperson. Lets Talk. person.

“I strive to add value for each of my clients with expert Gene Kelly Barner Financial Advisor advice and on-time closing.” - Lyn .

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144 N E Ernst St Suite C Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360-675-8239 www.edwardjones.com Gene Kelly Barner

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Gene Advisor Kelly Barner Financial Financial Advisor 144.144 N ENErnst StStSuite E Ernst Suite CC Oak Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Harbor, WA 98277 360-675-8239 360-675-8239 www.edwardjones.com www.edwardjones.com .

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DeRhonda has over 25 years of experience in the real estate industry. Her understanding of the home financing process provides her clients with the confidence to move forward, and their real estate agents the assurance of a smooth transaction. Add this to a large variety of home loan products with low fees, and you have a winning combination.

Dawn’s experience in human services gives her invaluable insight into the needs and expectations of homebuyers. A long-time Whidbey Island resident, her knowledge of the area and special loan programs benefit her clients. She provides friendly, confident, and timely communications ensuring her clients understand the entire home loan process.

“I do my best to set realistic expectations in the beginning of every loan to prevent surprises.” - DeRhonda

“I love it when a client calls me on the first day in their new home and shares their excitement.” - Dawn

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Central Whidbey

Central Whidbey includes Coupeville, the county seat, and Greenbank. n The Town of Coupeville’s rich history is visible in its several historic structures, many of which were erected as early as the mid-19th century. n The town is located in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, where visitors can glimpse the same prairies and seaports the early pioneers found so enticing. n According to the 2010 census, the population of Coupeville was 1,831. The median age is 51.1. The estimated median household income as of 2013, according to city-data.com, was $43,610; the estimated per capita income $27,373. The estimated median house value was $256,969. n Greenbank, located just south of Coupeville, is a small unincorporated community with a population of about 1,837 as of the 2010 census. It is home to such popular attractions as Greenbank Farm and Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens. The median age is approximately 59.9 years. The median household income, according to city-data.com, is about $49,861.

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Front Street in Coupeville is a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of shops and restaurants housed in mostly historic buildings.

Dr. Kristine Jarrell, Board-Certified Audiologist Voted Whidbey Island’s most trusted audiologist three years in a row! Dr. Jarrell has been serving the Whidbey Island community with quality hearing care since 1995 and specializes in helping individuals and families cope with hearing loss. She provides a full range of audiological services and is dedicated to providing her patients with affordable, customized hearing solutions using state-of-the art technology. Visit Dr. Jarrell at Hearing Health Services and receive excellent care with a commitment to patient satisfaction. Come as a patient and leave as part of the Hearing Health Services family!

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(360) 682-2162 404 S. Main Street Coupeville

Cascade Insurance Agency

Michelle Nannenga & Shelli Trumbull Your Local Independent Insurance Agents With Over 25 Years Experience

SUNDAY SERVICES ARE HELD AT 10 AM

Home • Auto • Business

Shopping for insurance is not like comparing apples to apples. Apples are different. The right insurance begins with your agent. Choose an agent that knows insurance and is a part of your community. Come in, meet our team, and let us give you a free quote tailored for you. www.cascadeinsuranceagency.com Facebook.com/CascadeInsurance

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Church & Sunday School Services: Sunday - 10:30 a.m. First Wednesday - 7:30 p.m. 15910 Highway 525, North of Bayview christiansciencesouthwhidbey.com

Coupeville Storage & Industrial Park (CSI Storage) Located about 3 miles south of Coupeville by Island Transit is Coupeville Storage and Industrial Park, nicknamed CSI Storage. This growing business is built, owned and operated by Larry and Libby McCauley. They built the first 24 covered RV/boat storage units a few years ago with cement floors and power. Next, a complex of 10 ft. x 10 ft. and 10 ft. x 20 ft. garages for household storage was added. Now they are adding a complex of 13 ft. x 42 ft. covered pull-through units, which can be enclosed with sliding garage doors at each end– really handy for those big rigs! All these have concrete floors with power available. Future plans include building warehousing and shop business units, since 3-phase power is available. If you need big rig covered garages, a storage garage for extra household items or need a shop or warehousing room, give Larry and Libby a call. They can also customize a unit to your specific needs.

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Land Title and Escrow is an independently owned company whose employees are dedicated to unsurpassed excellence. We take pride in our community by supporting groups like Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sunrise Rotary and the Boys & Girls Club. Our staff is proud to participate in many events throughout the year. In 2015, we were awarded the Best of Whidbey for Best Title Company once again by the Whidbey News Group. Let our friendly professionals assist you with all your title and escrow needs.

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South Whidbey

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The Mukilteo- Clinton Ferry is the transportation hub of South Whidbey, giving access on and off the island.

South Whidbey includes Freeland, Langley and Clinton, as well as the small community of Bayview. The South End is predominantly rural, with

Hi to all doll lovers everywhere! I`m Kathy and my love of dolls began when I was very young. In 1975, I started making my own dolls and competing in the local Ceramic Show at the fair grounds in Monroe. I won “Best in Show” that year and was presented with a “Freddy” for my very first doll! In 1995, I joined the Doll Artisan School of Doll Making to refine my skills and earned my Masters and Doctorate. It gave me the opportunity to attend many doll seminars across the United States and Europe. I am a certified teacher in both antique and modern doll making. Doll restoration has been a very rewarding and fulfilling skill that is always being challenged. Every doll has its own story to tell. My dream after so many years was to open my own doll shop. In 2009, in Langley, on first street, my husband and I opened “Once Upon A Time.” So here I am... with my wonderful husband Laddie in Clinton. Everyone around us seemed to have ”jump ship!” We are still going strong. Come and experience a little nostalgia and a little new! Our shop has a full range of dolls included are: Madame Alexander, Kathe Kruse, Corolle Dolls, Mark Roberts Faries, Kringlekins Elfs, Wee Forest Folks, Mice Byers, Choice Carolers, Bearington Bears, Doll Acessories, Furniture, and Gifts for every occasion. Cosignments Welcome!

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an economy reliant primarily on tourism, the arts and some agriculture. Freeland is the northernmost community and home to such natural attractions as South Whidbey State Park, Holmes Harbor and Double Bluff State Park. n The population was 2,035 as of the 2010 census. The median age was 43 years. n The estimated median household income was $38,409, while the estimated per capita income was $20,848. n The estimated median house or condo value was $334, 507. The City of Langley is the island’s arts hub, with numerous art galleries, live theater and music venues, as well as a dance school and company. It is also home to the Island Shakespeare Festival. n The population as of 2010 was 1,035, while the Zip Code Tabulation area population for Langley’s post office was 4,878. The median age was 57 years.

n The median household income in 2013 was $34,199; the average estimated per capita income was $26, 255, according to city-data.com. The median house or condo value in 2013 was $388, 071. The Community of Bayview, situated between Langley and Clinton, sits in the core of South Whidbey. It is home to historic Bayview Hall and the Bayview Cash Store. Clinton, the southernmost community on Whidbey, is the location of the South End’s ferry terminal. n It is also the location of the historic annual Maxwelton Independence Day Parade, as well as popular spots like Dan Porter Park and Maxwelton Beach. n The population, as of 2010, was 928. n The median age was approximately 52.5. According to citydata.com, the median household income as of 2013 was $46, 489; the per capita income was $34,440.

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Concierge Naturopathic Physician in Freeland Let me introduce you to a whole new paradigm of health care! Why wait until you have developed a chronic disease or complaint? Let me work with you to keep you feeling your best with a high quality of life as well as manage risk of future conditions. Are you feeling run down or have you Dr. Sarah Chappelle developed a chronic condition that requires lifestyle support and medication management? I will partner with you to use the gentlest approach to resolve your complaint and improve your quality of life. I am a family practice naturopathic physician with an emphasis of endocrinology, allergies and anxiety. Call or go online to book a free meet greet appointment today!

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For three years Keven has been at the helm of the Whidbey News Group, which publishes the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner. Born and raised just across the bridge in Anacortes, Keven’s grandparents were longtime residents of Oak Harbor. As a kid, he spent countless hours at his grandmother’s ceramics shop and grandfather’s second-hand store on Pioneer Way. Keven is proud to now be the publisher of Whidbey Islands’ most-trusted and most-read community newspapers.

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