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Fraser’s ‘art of giving’ holds strong in daily life By PATRICIA GUTHRIE

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Ask Scott Fraser about his volunteerism spirit on view in Oak Harbor year round, and he’s sure to evoke the name Keith Bartlett. A local restaurant owner like Fraser, Bartlett began cooking and serving a free Thanksgiving Day dinner in 2001, opening his Pot Belly Deli to all. The holiday dinner turned into an annual tradition. Now called the North Whidbey Community Harvest Celebration, it continued after Bartlett’s 2004 death and annually hosts some 3,000 people and attracts hundreds of volunteers and sponsoring businesses. Bartlett became Fraser’s role model when he opened his own restaurant, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, in 2005. Years earlier, Bartlett had asked Fraser to join him in the large-scale cooking effort and the two bonded over preparing turkey and trimmings. “It wasn’t just to feed the poor,” Fraser said of Bartlett’s idea. “He was adamant that we have a gift in the restaurant business in that we know how to feed lots of people and that we should organize and create a community gathering.” Fraser credits Bartlett for “changing a lot of peoples’ lives, like myself, because he had such a giving spirit. He taught me that Oak Harbor is a small enough community that you can really make a difference.” Known for his long, twirling mustache that’s become the logo of his Oak Harbor restaurant, Fraser followed in Bartlett’s footsteps when he came up with the idea of

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Chef Scott Fraser, owner of Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, was voted best community volunteer. a summertime PigFest to thank his customers and community. He approached other local businesses on Fidalgo Avenue and they all somehow agreed to his idea of closing off the street, roasting thousands of pounds of pork and giving it all away in a day-long barbecue. “It started as a block party, as a way to say ’thank you’ and a day to enjoy our community,” he said. “We invited everyone in the whole city to see what our little block was all about.” Celebrating its 10th anniversary Aug. 13, PigFest has become a popular destina-

tion for professional barbecuers to vie for prizes, and for thousands of residents and visitors to stand in long lines to feast on plenty of pork, listen to live music and participate in many family events. Last year, some 15,000 people attended. Although the fest is free, it’s also raised thousands of dollars for various non-profit organizations over the years. Fraser, who adopted Oak Harbor as his home some 26 years ago after wandering south from British Columbia, is also mentor to hundreds of aspiring chefs. He’s led Oak Harbor High School’s

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nationally touted culinary arts program for years. It finished second among 6,000 schools in 2010; 16th this past school year and regularly tops the state competition. A few of his graduates have also landed jobs in top-notch restaurants. Fraser’s triad of community service hasn’t gone unnoticed by others in his field. In 2015, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway was recognized as the Washington Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Neighbor Award winner in the small restaurant category. The award celebrates outstanding charitable service by restaurant operators. The following year, Fraser received the organization’s humanitarian award. It specifically honors an individual restaurant operator for his or her personal commitment to community service. Despite his year-round volunteering efforts, Fraser continues to insist he’s getting the better end of the deal. “It makes you feel great giving back to the community,” he said, sitting outside on his restaurant porch reflecting on his seasonal schedule of giving. “When one event ends, planning for the next begins. And I try and run a restaurant at the same time,” he jokes. Although Fraser admits, “sometimes it’s hard to get started,” on the next cookingfor-a cause undertaking, he has no plans to slow down. “It’s one of the most rewarding feelings when you see how the community comes out, when you see how much can happen. It almost becomes addictive. “Keith (Bartlett) definitely instilled the art of giving in me.”


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Voters name island’s top recreational spots By EVAN THOMPSON

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The outdoors is what makes Whidbey Island special. People come from far and wide to enjoy the scenic vistas of farmland with the Cascades as a backdrop and the stony beaches that connect to the Puget Sound. Outdoor enthusiasts are right at home with miles of shoreline and walking trails, lakes filled with fish and easy-to-access boat launches and the numerous parks scattered up and down the 58-mile length of the island. Best of Whidbey voters chose their favorite spots to recreate, a task not easily done with what Whidbey has to be offer. But, it should come as no surprise that voters hold Deception Pass State Park in high esteem. It took first place in Best Beach, Best for Bird Watching, Best Campground, Best Fishing, Best Hiking, Best View and Best Park. There are 4,000 acres to explore in the park, which features walking trails through oldgrowth forests as well as horse and bike trails. There is also the scenic Deception Pass Bridge, which connects the northernmost tip of Whidbey Island to mainland, and provides line of

sight to Strawberry Island and Deception Island. Winning “Best Beach” may have had something to do with the state park’s saltwater beaches that fit the desires of those wanting to do some beachcombing or explore tide pools. Deeper into the park, three freshwater lakes can be found, with Cranberry Lake serving as a favorite swimming spot during the summer months. Double Bluff, one of South Whidbey’s prime jewels in terms of beaches, was runner up in the “Best Beach” competition. The best bike route was awarded to the Kettles Trail System, while Fort Ebey was second. The Kettles Trail System, located throughout Central Whidbey, features moderate climbs and rides through second-growth forests. It also providers walkers and riders the opportunity to be among kettles, which were formed by the retreating Vashon Glacier at the end of the last ice age. Crescent Harbor in Oak Harbor was voted as the best crabbing spot on Whidbey. The harbor is a popular destination during crabbing season, as it typically fills up with boats on the hunt for the Dungeness variety.

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Deception Pass State Park is hands down one of Whidbey Islanders’ favorite places to recreate. It wins and places in multiple categories each year. beer gardens, food vendors and Ebey’s Landing, Dugualla Bay The Oak Harbor Music arts and crafts booths. and North Beach. Festival won the people’s votes Being that Whidbey Island is Whidbey Island Rocks!, where for “Best Event/Festival,” while surrounded by water, there are individuals were encouraged to the Holland Happening came in plenty of beaches to explore. turn ordinary rocks into extraorsecond. The Oak Harbor Music dinary works of arts and caused Not surprisingly, beach walking Festival is held annually on a flurry of social media activity, took the crown for voters’ favorLabor Day weekend in Historic was runner-up. Honorable menDowntown Oak Harbor. The free ite outdoor recreation activity. event typically features two stag- Some of Whidbey’s best beaches tions included hiking and dog es with over two dozen bands, walking. include Double Bluff Beach,

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First Place: WatchDawgs Grooming & Boarding Runner Up: A Furry Affair Honorable Mention: Corinne’s K9 Cuts Honorable Mention: Sunset Kennel

Pet Store

First Place: Island Pet Center Runner Up: Skagit Farmers Supply Honorable Mention: Petco Honorable Mention: Critters & Co. First Place: Penn Cove Veterinary Clinic Runner Up: Best Friends Veterinary Center Honorable Mention: North Whidbey Veterinarian Hospital Honorable Mention: South Whidbey Animal Clinic

Art Gallery

First Place: Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Runner Up: Garry Oak Gallery, Oak Harbor Honorable Mention: Whidbey Glass Gallery, Oak Harbor Honorable Mention: Whidbey Art Gallery, Langley

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Campground

First Place: Deception Pass State Park Runner Up: Crockett Lake Honorable Mention: Ebey’s Landing Honorable Mention: Joseph Whidbey State Park

First Place: Deception Pass State Park Runner Up: Cliffside RV Park, NAS Whidbey Honorable Mention: Fort Casey State Park Honorable Mention: Fort Ebey

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First Place: Crescent Harbor Runner Up: Cornet Bay Honorable Mention: Penn Cove Honorable Mention: Holmes Harbor

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Event/Festival

First Place: Oak Harbor Music Festival Runner Up: Holland Happening Honorable Mention: Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival Honorable Mention: Oak Harbor Pigfest

Fishing

First Place: Deception Pass State Park Runner Up: Cranberry Lake Honorable Mention: Ala Spit Honorable Mention: Admiralty Inlet

First Place: Whidbey Golf & Country Club Runner Up: Gallery Golf Course Honorable Mention: Useless Bay Golf & Country Club Honorable Mention: Lam’s Golf Links

Hiking

First Place: Deception Pass State Park Runner Up: Ebey’s Landing Honorable Mention: Fort Ebey Honorable Mention: Goose Rock

Nonprofit

First Place: Garage of Blessings Runner Up: WAIF Honorable Mention: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Jack’s AUTO REPAIR As the owner of Jack’s Auto Repair, I would like to thank our community for the trust and support that you have entrusted in us. And thank you, for voting us “Best of Whidbey’’ again in 2017. With over thirty-seven years of automotive experience in Oak Harbor, we pride ourselves on maintaining an excellent reputation and providing you with the automotive repair service you expect. Thanks to valued employees Dale, Ron, Scott, Anthony and Josh, all of whom have made it possible to provide outstanding automotive repair service. We would also like to extend our appreciation to all the military personnel for all the sacrifices they and their families make every day to maintain our freedom. We support training at OLF and EW consider jet noise to be ”THE SOUND OF FREEDOM.” EY N S GR WH I

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First Place: Beach walking Runner Up: Whidbey Island Rocks! Honorable Mention: Hiking Honorable Mention: Dog walking First Place: Deception Pass State Park Runner Up: Fort Nugent Park Honorable Mention: Fort Casey State Park Honorable Mention: Windjammer/City Beach park

First Place: Bayshore Chiropractic & Natural Care Center Runner Up: North Island Chiropractic & Wellness Center Honorable Mention: Island Chiropractic Honorable Mention: Whidbey Island Chiropractic Center

Performing Arts

Dental Office

First Place: Whidbey Playhouse Runner Up: Oak Harbor High School Choir Honorable Mention: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Honorable Mention: Whidbey Children’s Theater

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First Place: Deception Pass Bridge Runner Up: West Beach Honorable Mention: Ebey’s Bluff Honorable Mention: Goose Rock, Deception Pass

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Furniture Store

First Place: Whidbey Vision Care Runner Up: Whidbey Eye Center Honorable Mention: Vision Plus Honorable Mention: Island Eye Care

Health Club/Fitness Center

First Place: Thrive Fitness Runner Up: Rep Fitness Honorable Mention: North End Fitness Center Honorable Mention: Naval Air Station Gym & Fitness Center

Physical Therapy

Salon

First Place: Allure Salon Runner Up: Salon Lux Honorable Mention: Seaside Salon & Spa Honorable Mention: Carla’s Shear Inspiration First Place: Desert Sun Runner Up: Studio A Honorable Mention: Sugar Studios

Yoga Studio

First Place: Un Size Me Hot Yoga Runner Up: Lotus Tea Bar and Yoga Honorable Mention: Yoga Lodge

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Appliance Store

First Place: Home Depot Runner Up: Broadview Appliance Honorable Mention: Ace Hardware-Oak Harbor Honorable Mention: Bayview Appliance

Electrical

First Place: Whidbey Electric Runner Up: AA Electric Co. Honorable Mention: Blue Mountain Electric Honorable Mention: Jerry Beck & Co.

General Contractor

First Place: Waldron Construction Runner Up: Yonkman Construction Honorable Mention: P&L Construction Honorable Mention: Cascade Custom Homes

Handyman

First Place: Island Handyman Runner Up: All Around Construction & Handyman Services

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Hardware Store

First Place: Ace Hardware-Oak Harbor Runner Up: Home Depot Honorable Mention: Ace HardwareFreeland Honorable Mention: Sebo’s at Bayview

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First Place: Home Depot Runner Up: Floors Plus/Carpet One Honorable Mention: NW Granite & Flooring Honorable Mention: Floor Show

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First Place: Mailliard’s Landing Nursery Runner Up: The Greenhouse Honorable Mention: Bayview Farm & Garden Honorable Mention: Home Depot

Paint Store

First Place: Home Depot Runner Up: Sherwin Williams Honorable Mention: Island Paint & Glass Co. Honorable Mention: Ace Hardware-Oak Harbor

Plumbing

First Place: Scotties Plumbing Runner Up: Whidbey Island Plumbing Honorable Mention: Harbor Plumbing Honorable Mention: Tubular Plumbing

Storage Facility

First Place: Wal-Marc Storage Runner Up: AAA Storage Honorable Mention: All in 1 RV & Self Storage Honorable Mention: Island Mini-Storage

First Place: Kathy Jones, EA Runner Up: Ronnie Wright, EA Honorable Mention: John E. Kingma, CPA Honorable Mention: Dale Offret, CPA

Artist

First Place: Margaret Livermore Runner Up: Richard Nash Honorable Mention: Mike O’Connell Honorable Mention: Perry Woodfin

Asthetician/Facialist

First Place: Melissa York Runner Up: Julie Weible, One Lash Thing Honorable Mention: Carla’s Shear Inspiration Staff Honorable Mention: Karli Welch, Sugar Studio

Audiologist

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Runner Up: Natasha Rodriguez, El Cazado Honorable Mention: Shelli Trumbull, Cascade Insurance Honorable Mention: Jason McFadyen, Windermere

Chef

First Place: Scott Fraser, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway Runner Up: Andreas Wurzrainer, Christopher’s on Whidbey Honorable Mention: Gordon Stewart, Gordon’s on Blueberry Hill Honorable Mention: Tyler Hansen, Oystercatcher

Chiropractor

First Place: Dr. Dawn Madeiros, Bayshore Chiropractic Runner Up: Dr. Rondle Bennett, North Island Chiropractic Honorable Mention: Dr. Patricia Wasson, Island Chiropractic Honorable Mention: Dr. Robert Kardly, Coupeville Chiropractic

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Barista

First Place: JD Stewart, Starbucks Runner Up: Joylyn, Cafe de Lisio Honorable Mention: Shannon Holcomb, Whidbey Coffee Honorable Mention: Hilary Carpenter, Whidbey Coffee

Business Person of the Year

First Place: Lance Gibbon, Superintendent of Oak Harbor Public Schools Runner Up: Jill Johnson, Island County Commissioner Honorable Mention: Tara Hizon, Oak Harbor City Council Honorable Mention: Bob Severns, Oak Harbor mayor

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A career shaped from simple childhood desire By DANIEL WARN

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Those that want dog-training lessons and private canine tips need look no further than Whidbey’s very own dog whisperer — Corinne Boon, winner of the Best of Whidbey award in the dog training category. Boon’s journey as a dog trainer began right after she graduated… grade school. “I wanted a dog when I was 13, and my parents said I could have a dog if I joined 4-H and trained it, because they didn’t want to have a wild dog in the house,” Boon said. “So I joined 4-H and got my first dog.” As it turns out, Boon bonded with a dog that could have been too much of a handful for other 13-year-olds — a Doberman that she named Rusty. Like other dogs in her breed, Rusty had a lot of energy, so Boon said the first skills 4-H helped her develop with her furry friend involved self-control. “She was a Doberman, so I trained her to heel — which is walking by your side quietly — and sit and stay and recall,” Boon said. “Everyone’s afraid of big, scary dogs, so I taught her all kinds of cute tricks so people would like her and not be afraid of her.” Boon said she was inspired by the 4-H program. What started as a keen desire to own and love a dog grew into a passion for all dogs, she said. She competed in 4-H competitions until she

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aged out of the program at 18. Each competition taught her a different lesson, honed her skills as a dog trainer at every wag, until all her hard work took her and her four-legged companion to the state level. “4-H gave me a platform to share my love of dogs with everybody,” Boon said. “Later, I became a 4-H leader for 35 years, and all of our children grew up training dogs in 4-H.” Boon has since turned her passion for dogs into a couple of business enterprises. One such business is called Corinne’s K-9 Cuts, a dog grooming salon she runs in a shop attached to her house in Oak Harbor, she said. For Boon, dog grooming and training go hand-in-hand, because one has to understand how a dog responds and reacts to give a good cut. “I’ve been grooming dogs for about the same amount of time (as training them),” she said. “I worked at a veterinary clinic when I CONTINUED ON PAGE 10

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was 16 and learned how to groom dogs.” Boon said dogs have stolen her heart so irretrievably that she has molded her professional and volunteer activities to revolve around them. Dog training isn’t the least of these pursuits. “I love people and their dogs,” Boon said. “They come to me with problems that I try to help them figure out — why is their dog barking, why is their dog jumping, why is their dog chasing the skateboard.” She also admitted that calling the shots at her own businesses has its own perks. But she doesn’t mean she’s glad

she doesn’t get bossed around. Rather, she’s glad she has the freedom to help so many people. “It’s fun to be your own boss and be around people that love their animal — they don’t just have their dog tied up outside,” Boon said. “They’re bringing it here to get it beautiful, and they want to figure out ‘how to get my dog to not eat the inside of my car.’ So I just try to help people with dogs.” One of the greatest joys of Boon’s life is showing her Smooth Collies. She said training them and learning with them is as important for each dog as it is for their owner.

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“The more you train your dog — they never stop learning — the bigger connection you have with your dog,” she said. “People just have a dog because they think they have to have a dog, but they don’t even teach it to sit; you don’t even know what it can learn until you try.” Boon has made herself available to help community members train their dogs. She offers limited classes for obedience training. Every session is four weeks long, with a total of eight classes in each. Call 360 675-0950 for more information. Looking back, Boon said she was humbled to realize that much of the paths of her life were shaped by one, simple childhood desire. “I just wanted a dog,” Boon said,” but you can’t just have a dog; you have to have a good dog… Everyone wants to be around a well-behaved dog, but nobody wants to be around to big dog that claws them or the little dog that barks and bites them. Training helps people keep their dog.” It’s Boon’s mission to help make that happen.

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For aesthetician Melissa York, community and relationships are a big part of her life and career. Her clients aren’t just people who pass through her door for a facial or hair removal. York gets to know them, forms bonds and even friendships with some. “For the most part I develop close connections with my clients,” she said. “I seem to find clients who’ve had tragedy in their lives and they feel comfortable here. This is a safe place.” York is no stranger to tragedy. She moved to Whidbey Island in 2007 after her brother-in-law was killed in Iraq and she came to help her sister raise her two young nieces. The community rallied around and embraced York and her family during that time, and in turn she says she always tries to pay that back. “This is a personal relationship business and I worked hard to establish those relationships,” she said. It’s that mentality that has helped York build a

Sugaring involves using an all natural product at body temperature applied and pushed into the hair follicle. that to her customers. loyal client base as she Her studio offers a menu worked in various locations of beauty options from in the last 10 years before facials and hair styling to ultimately starting her own the highly-requested sugarindependent studio in Oak ing hair removal. Harbor. It also may be the The method involves reason York was voted best aesthetician/facialist in this using an all-natural product made of sugar, lemon and year’s Best of Whidbey water that is heated to a contest. specific consistency during In October 2016, York production. It then is pulled opened her Melisa York by hand, applied to the Studio on Fidalgo Ave. skin, pushed into the hair “My clients one-by-one have found me,” she said. follicle and then pulled out “I’ve worked for other the same direction the hair people, rented from other grows. people and am now doing it York said some clients on my own.” say sugaring is less painful York said she prefers a and the results last longer more private, intimate expe- than traditional waxing. “When you’re pulling rience and tries to provide

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Melissa York describes the process of one of her most popular treatments, sugar hair removal. against the grain (like with traditional waxing) you can break the hair,” she said. “I do believe sugaring is better than waxing, but I also believe it is the client’s preference.” York offers an array of sugaring options for both men and women. Her most requested treatment is the Brazilian, which she specializes in. “I specialize in them

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When it comes to owning a photography business, success can come with simply saying “yes” to the varied photography demands of clients, no matter the request. Well, at least that’s been Useless Bay-based photographer Michael Stadler’s recipe for success on Whidbey Island. “It’s hard to categorize my photography style in that I do a lot of different kind of work,” Stadler said. “I do real estate photography, I work with artists promoting their work, I do portrait and wedding shots. Basically, I’m here to help if you need something photogenic.” Stadler’s varied work appears to sit well with those he’s worked with. Stadler was voted “Best Photographer” by readers in the 2017 Best of Whidbey contest. It’s his second time winning the award, after claiming the title in 2014. Stadler, 35, is one of the go-to photographers on the island when it comes to portrait shots and weddings. His downtown Langley studio is decorated with a number of images from previous shots set on Whidbey’s beaches, meadows and bluffs. But he

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Michael Stadler, of Langley’s Stadler Studios, was the reader’s choice for “Best Photographer” in the 2017 Best of Whidbey contest. Stadler specializes in portrait, wedding and real estate photography. doesn’t limit himself to portraits and weddings, even though that’s where a good chunk of his money tends to come from. Stadler also takes photographs of artists’ pieces and works

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First Place: Les Schwab-Oak Harbor Runner Up: Kaleafa Honorable Mention: Whidbey Coffee Honorable Mention: Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle First Place: Diamond Rentals Runner Up: Double R Rentals Honorable Mention: Home Depot Honorable Mention: Island Rentals

Floral Shop

First Place: Midway Florist Runner Up: The Greenhouse Honorable Mention: Coupeville Florist Honorable Mention: Safeway

Title Company

First Place: State Farm Karmin Landry Insurance Agency Runner Up: Allstate Insurance - Matt Iverson Honorable Mention: Cascade Insurance Honorable Mention: Tradewinds Insurance

First Place: Land Title Runner Up: Chicago Title Honorable Mention: Premier/Stewart Title Honorable Mention: First American Title

Tourism-Oriented Business

Towing

First Place: Christian’s Towing Runner Up: A1 Towing Honorable Mention: Simmons Garage and Towing Honorable Mention: Scotty’s Towing

Transportation

First Place: Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle Runner Up: Island Transit Honorable Mention: Ault Field Taxi

First Place: Deception Pass Tours

Lodgings

First Place: Best Western Plus Runner Up: Coachman Inn Honorable Mention: Inn at Langley Honorable Mention: Candlewood Suites

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ISLAND HANDYMAN, INC.

First Place: Skagit Farmers Supply Runner Up: Corey Oil Honorable Mention: Amerigas Honorable Mention: Vanderyacht Propane

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First Place: Wallin Funeral Home Runner Up: Burley Funeral Home Honorable Mention: Whidbey Memorial Honorable Mention: Visser Funeral Home

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Runner Up: Mystic Sea Charters Honorable Mention: Whidbey Island Vintners & Distillers Association

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SHOPPING

Antique Store

First Place: Oldish Stuff Runner Up: Oak Tree Honorable Mention: Salmagundi Farm & Elk Horn Trading Co. Honorable Mention: Red Rooster

Book Shop

First Place: The Book Rack Runner Up: Wind & Tide Books Honorable Mention: Moonraker Book Shop

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Honorable Mention: His Place Christian Book Store

Honorable Mention: Collage Honorable Mention: Whidbey Island Yarns

Honorable Mention: Whidbey Jeweler Honorable Mention: Jewelry Gallery

Cannabis

Gift Shop

Party Supplies

First Place: Kaleafa Runner Up: The Green Room Honorable Mention: Island Herb Honorable Mention: Whidbey Cannabis Co.

Clothing

First Place: Maurices Runner Up: Island Thrift Honorable Mention: My Sister’s Closet Honorable Mention: Casual House

Craft/Hobby Store

First Place: Casey’s Crafts Runner Up: Gene’s Art Supplies

Thank you for voting us Best Equipment Rental

Diamond Rentals is a family-owned business in Oak Harbor and Anacortes, WA. We are proud to have been serving the local community for more than 23 years now.

First Place: Purple Moon Runner Up: Island Drug Honorable Mention: 3 Sisters Market Honorable Mention: Aqua Gifts

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Grocery Shopping

First Place: Safeway Runner Up: Haggen Honorable Mention: Navy Commissary Honorable Mention: Payless

Jewelry Store

First Place: Gerald’s Jewelry Runner Up: Lind’s Jewelry

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