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PICKING THE RIGHT TACKLE As we start the new year and the days start getting longer, and the weather slowly starts to warm up, you may have a little Christmas money left over that’s burning a hole in your pocket to spend on a few salmon spoons or a square bill crankbait for largemouth bass.




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The choice of size, color, and design of today’s fishing lures and tackle seems overwhelming and endless. The tackle shop aisles are full of lures in every color of the rainbow. I am thankful there are so many options for anglers to choose from, however, the challenge is to spend our money wisely, because tackle is not cheap and we want lures that will put fish in the cooler. Research, patience and attention to detail are good things to keep in mind before heading to the tackle shop or on-line shopping. The internet is your friend here, use it to search and let the people who have already spent money and time on a color or lure help you decide. There are endless blogs on fishing. Finding reports and reviews on products out there is easy; type something in the search block like “best color spoon for Coho salmon” or “best bait for cold water bass” and start taking notes. I also believe some of the most valuable information comes from fishing clubs and groups like the Puget Sound Anglers (PSA). Chapters of the PSA can be found throughout the Puget Sound region; for those of us on Whidbey Island, the closest one is the Fidalgo-San Juan Island chapter. They gather the third Tuesday of each month at Village Pizza in Anacortes. During club meetings you can talk with other fishermen who fish the same waters we do and discuss what to put in your tackle boxes. The club brings in guest speakers and experienced anglers to give lectures about specific species like salmon, halibut and lingcod, just to name a few, not to mention the 100 plus members who are happy to share lessons learned. You have heard the phrase “nothing takes the place of experience.” This phrase holds very true here as well. Getting out on the water and trolling, casting, jigging or drifting the tackle you have chosen is the absolute best way to learn what lure produces the most consistent strikes and fish hook-ups. After a while, you will find you will be fishing the same three or four spoons or lures all the time and are generally successful. These are what I call my confidence lures. However, fishing with the same lures all the time can occasionally work against us.

lure or bumped it up to a four-inch lure and hooked fish. Sometimes it’s the movement of the different size that triggers the fish to bite. Don’t forget about the coho killer style spoons - they have excellent movement through the water. I will throw the whole tackle box at them until I find the color they will bite. The colors I primarily rely on for salmon are black/white combos, greens, pink with white backs, and I like mother of pearl. In recent years the addition of ultra violet paint or mylar tape has made an impressive improvement on successful lures, so keep this in mind when picking lures, look for UV somewhere on the packaging. I do not believe there is one lure out there that will work all the time, every time, but narrowing the choices we make with knowledge gained from multiple sources can keep costs down and let us enjoy the fight of a hooked fish sooner! I need to mention a lot of salmon fishermen rely heavily on bait such as herring and anchovies, but I’ll save that subject for another time. I wanted to focus on hard tackle and some tips about where and how to start the selection process. Always keep your receipts for the tackle you buy and keep the lures not being used in the original packaging. I have bought lures that turned out not quite what I wanted in the end and was able to return those lures for cash back, store credit, or at least exchange them for more of a color that was on fire catching fish. I have my fingers crossed that ocean conditions will be fish-friendly and the U.S. Coast Guard will keep a close eye on open water gill netting to help improve this year’s fishing opportunities, and its anyone’s guess what the WDFW will do. Keep up with the regulations and check the emergency rule change section, we should start seeing some hints of the Halibut season and maybe some early salmon predictions. If you head out in Area 7 for winter Blackmouth, be safe and GOOD LUCK out there!!


There are always times when the fish want something different, maybe the color or the size; it’s times like these that send us back to the store or back on the internet in search of “what's next.” If I am trolling for salmon and the fish are not showing any interest in my confidence lures or spoons, here’s what I do: First, there needs to be someone fishing with you. I continue to troll my favorite spoons on one rod, then on the second rod I turn to my tackle box and start sending different colors down to the fish. If I’m in a familiar area that I know holds fish, I will swap lures every 15 to 20 minutes. I almost always start with color changes, then I may try a different size. Three-and-a-halfinch standard shaped spoons are my favorite size, but I have backed down to a two-inch

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Last Friday, I was informed at the Freeland Post Office there is a height and width restriction regarding the size of one's letters and numbers when addressing envelopes.

Here I thought by using BIG PRINT I was helping postal employees read zip codes. To quote my postal mentors, “People don't read these zip codes, Dr. Freeman. We use machines.” Back to the 8 point type. Can you see me now? Begin the beguine Most Wednesdays, a cadre of gentlemen gather in the corner of the Freeland Cafe bar. Their mission–laughter and lunch. The primary trio of attendees, all veterans, have combined ages in excess of a really good bowling score. Their stories will bowl you over even more. Unfortunately, this is a family paper.

“Tom, I checked my Webster's Seventh Collegiate Dictionary. Beguine is a rumba like dance popular on the islands of St. Lucia and Martinique if you use a lower case “b.” Beguine with a capital "B" is “a member of one of various ascetic and philanthropic communities of women not under vows founded chiefly in the Netherlands in the 13th century.”

Newcomers alert Thanks to John Allison of Wholesale Cutlery in Freeland, I am in possession of a two page list of “Rules for Whidbey Island Newcomers.” While the original author is unknown to me, maybe one of you deserves credit. Pick your fave. I vote for #19. 1. No neckties.

5. It is not allowed to mow your lawn between the first of November and the first of March.

“No way. Grable and Shaw were married.” “Nope, Shaw had eight wives, including Lana Turner and Ava Gardner, but not Betty Grable.” “I'll stake my caboose on this.” “Tom, I wouldn't mess with him. He knows.” added Montana Dave. “Gary, check on your tablet. Look up Artie Shaw.” Before you know it, I was eating cold french fries and drinking warm coffee, having talked my way into another apology. Tom was right again. Knowing my attention span is not unlike what Mark Shields said of Trump, “he has the attention span of a rabid tsetse fly,” I switched gears and asked each of the men which starlet from their youth would they enjoy spending a day or night with. “Sophia Loren,” said Tom enthusiastically. “Sonja Henie,” said Gary with a smile. “By the way, my Dad said that Mom had legs as good or better than Betty Grable.” “Kate Smith,” smiled Dave. “Boy, could she sing.” “I remember Mom ironing when she watched her fifteen minute TV show after I would get home from school. 'When the Moon Comes Over the Mountain' was the bomb.” “No, Jimmy, 'God Bless America' was her song.” Never argue with a coffee drinking jarhead from Montana. Our exchange, not to be confused with the PX, continued with our collective ramblings about Cole Porter, Nelson Riddle, Ethel Merman, John Wayne, Gene Tierney, Natalie Wood, Veronica Lake, Ann Miller, Terry Moore, Jane Powell, and Walter Cronkite. I made up the last one just to see if you were still reading. Friends at the Freeland Cafe. Laughter and

3. You can own a necktie and a suit, but you can only wear it off the island. 4. If you do wear the above on the island, you will be overwhelmed with sexual opportunities and never get any work done. You must be very careful.

6. If you do mow during these times, you will make your neighbor look bad, and his wife will try to get him to mow. He will resent this. Not a good way to keep friends. 7. Don't have too many clothes. Your friends might not recognize you if you wear different ones all the time.



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“Let's keep it that way, Tom. If I start to act regular, take me to Coupeville.”

Snohomish Tom, Montana Dave, and Norwegland Gary (his Mom is from Norway and his Dad from England), having finished their lunch, invited me to sit down to enjoy an after lunch aperitif. And then it began.

“Shaw didn't marry Grable. You're thinking of Harry James. And he cheated on her.”

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“Thanks, Jim. That was fun today. You have a strange mind.”

2. No suits.

“Good question. I've never thought about it, but I like Artie Shaw's version the best. Why would a guy divorce Betty Grable?”


By the way, I looked up the word beguine. So, I called Snohomish Tom to advise him.

I stopped by last Wednesday to give Snohomish Tom an old copy of Whidbey Weekly which mentioned him. Knowing Tom does not always read this part of page three, I delivered his honorable mention. In fairness to all, the only persons who read page three every week are Teresa and TJ, but they get paid to read page three.

“Jim, you seem to know everything. What does the song title 'Begin the Beguine' mean?” asked Tom.


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8. Ladies. If you really want everyone to notice you, wear 3-inch high heels. W H I D B E Y ’ S L A R G E S T S E L E C T I O N O F F I N E A RT S U P P L I E S !

9. If you really want to fit in, drive 40 mph up the highway. 10. And never signal while driving. 11. Formal wear is described as—tucking your shirt in. This is allowed when going out to dinner. 12. Before you move to the island, get rid of most of your clothes. The closets in most homes are too small to hold your city clothes. Besides, there is really no place to wear them. 13. You are allowed to wash your car—once a year. 14. Its pronounced “Wood-be.” 15. Do not under any circumstances, fertilize your lawn. This is really stupid. It will grow by itself, and you will have to mow anyway, and fertilizing it just makes it grow faster. Not a good idea. 16. Ladies do not carry purses here. If it doesn't fit into your pocket, you don't need it. 17. Do your shopping on the island. The exchange is real good. 1:1. If you think you have to go to 'America', unless you can save at least the ferryboat fare, plus gas, it ain't worth it. 18. Take your dog with you whenever you go to the store. You will fit right in. Then listen to them in the parking lot. 19. Island Time. When you find someone to do a job, don't expect they will arrive on time, or do the job from start to finish. Some require breaks in the middle of the job to go fishing or hunting. When someone shows up on time, praise them. 20. It's a game. See who can wait the longest at a four way stop. Have a great week. Only 35 more days until spring training! To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.



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Bits & Pieces Tales of a Veterinarian Dave Parent, DVM, presents stories and pictures about his practice at the Whidbey Audubon Society’s monthly meeting Thursday, January 11. Besides treating dogs, cats, chickens, rabbits and the occasional reptile, he has a license to treat wildlife, including marine mammals. Learn what his favorite animal is or which Whidbey wild bird has the worst bite. The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 20103 State Route 525, two miles north of Freeland. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon Publicity chair]

Kinobe Herbert Present An Intimate African Musical Journey This Saturday, January 13, Kinobe Herbert will present an intimate African Musical Journey at WICA, at 7:30pm. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Kinobe leads his listeners into the soul of Africa through traditional instruments, songs and stories from his homeland. His performances are musically rich, informative, and deeply engaging. He talks about the philosophy of his compositions and the history of his traditional instruments, which are crafted and brought to life by his skilled hands, all while engaging the audience and helping them to understand and experience the music more deeply.

Castellano feels that sponsorship would be good publicity for local businesses. “Our visitors would likely be impressed by the kindness of the sponsors, for buying their admissions, and they might be tempted to visit the sponsor’s place of business. We still have ten months available, he said.” For more information on how to sponsor museum admissions, please contact Castellano at (360) 678-3310, of visit the museum, Monday-Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm. [Submitted by Rick Castellano]

Basically Baroque with the Saratoga Orchestra Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island presents Basically Baroque, a set of programs on January 27, 2:30pm at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and January 28, 2:30pm in Coupeville’s Nordic Hall. Music Director, Anna Edwards, will lead the orchestra in musical works by G.F. Handel, Antonio Vivaldi and Jennifer Higdon. The program includes two of Baroque music’s finest and most popular composers, G.F. Handel and Antonio Vivaldi. George Frideric Handel, well known for his operas and oratorios, such as Messiah, will be represented on the program with his Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 7 in B-flat Major for string orchestra. Composer Antonio Vivaldi excelled in writing virtuosic works for the soloist. This is exemplified in his Concerto for Two Oboes and will showcase Saratoga Orchestra’s oboists, Ove Hanson and Frances Kenney. As a commitment to programming women composers, Saratoga Orchestra will offer the Northwest premiere of Jennifer Higdon’s Dance Card, based on baroque form and style. In 2010, Higdon received the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy award and is considered one of the most prolific composers living.

Kinobe has performed throughout Uganda and in many other African and European countries, as well as in the U.S. and British Columbia. He has taught extended residencies at high schools and colleges around the U.S., and has produced numerous CD’s.

As a special event, the concert on January 27 will also include members of the 18th century Genteel Society of the Pacific Northwest, dressed in their finery clothing and offering sweets and treats from the period during intermission.

You will also learn about Dance of Hope, the extraordinary dance and music performance troupe created by Kinobe and Bosco Segawa, founder of the life-changing M-Lisada Orphanage. Made up entirely of orphaned youth, the group will be touring the U.S. this year, including a performance on Whidbey Island in early March. This will be a very special evening that you will surely find joyful and inspiring! For more information about Dance of Hope, visit the website: http://danceofhope.com/..

General Admission tickets are $25 Adult and $20 Senior/Military. The January 27 concert is a suggested donation. Students under 18 admitted free (under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Tickets available at Blue Sound Music and Moonraker Books in Langley, bayleaf in Coupeville, and Click Music in Oak Harbor. Cash/Check/CC accepted at the door. For more detailed information and on-line tickets, please visit www.sowhidbey.com or call (360) 929-3045.

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For tickets, visit www.wicaonline.org or call (800) 638-7631. [Submitted by Carolyn Tamler]

Free Admission to Island County Museum in January For the month of January, admission to the Island County Museum in Coupeville is FREE for all ages! Admissions fees are sponsored by the Island County Historical Society’s Board of Trustees. “Every month, except April, is up for adoption” said museum director, Rick Castellano. “Our hopes are that all twelve months will be sponsored, and that admission will always be free to all our visitors”. Castellano estimates that the museum greets some 10,000 visitors each year, but that many of those visitors choose not to explore the museum when they learn of the admission fees, which range from $2-$4. “It might not sound like much, but when you’re on a tight budget, even a few extra dollars counts”, he said. Castellano said it’s hard to see families with children walk away because of the fees. He said “If we didn’t have to charge admissions, we would likely see 20-40% more visitors. This impressive estimate is based on previous years’ experience, where months which have been sponsored showed dramatic increases in foot traffic.

Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers Host Annual Dinner Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers (CWH&H) will host its annual Community Dinner at Coupeville Recreation Hall from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday, January 26. Everyone is welcome! Come enjoy a delicious meal with your neighbors. The cost of the dinner is $5, all proceeds go to support CWH&H. CWH&H is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization of “Neighbors helping Neighbors” helping homeowners stay safe and healthy in their homes. As neighbors they assist homeowners who are physically or financially unable to do needed work on their houses themselves. The work is done by volunteers during an annual Work Day the first Saturday in May. Typical projects include, but are not limited to: yard clean-up, painting, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, roof or gutter cleaning and repairs, deck reconstruction, railings, and wheelchair ramps. If you or a neighbor are Central Whidbey homeowners, and need help with home repairs, please consider an application to be included as a project for this year’s Work Day, May 5, 2018. Homeowners from Greenbank to Coupeville, with limited resources and unable to do necessary work, can apply

directly to CWH&H for assistance by e-mail to cwheartsandhammers@gmail.com or by phone at (360) 720-2114. The deadline for getting a house on the list for evaluation is February 15. “Hearts and Hammers is a truly local, community organization that lives up to its motto of ‘neighbors helping neighbors,’” said board president Wilson Binger. “Our mission is to build community by engaging neighbors with a wide variety of skills to assist neighbors who have challenges with their home repairs. As a nonprofit we don’t charge the homeowners we help, our volunteers do the work and we cover the costs for parts and materials from donations from the community to meet those expenses.” Call (360) 720-2114 or email cwheartsandhammers@gmail.com for any questions you may have about getting help, becoming a volunteer or making a donation. [Submitted by Kathleen Jo Ryan]

New Fire Commissioner Joins the Team

South Whidbey Fire/EMS Fire Commission Chairman Kenyon Simmons swears in new Commissioner Adrienne Hawley. The former volunteer was elected in November and replaces retiring Commissioner Robert Elliot.

Adrienne Hawley began a six year term as a Fire Commissioner for South Whidbey Fire/EMS in January 2018. She replaces retiring Commissioner Robert Elliot whose term expired in 2017. Hawley is a past volunteer member of the South Whidbey Fire/EMS team. It was after graduating from Seattle University that she joined AmeriCorps on South Whidbey. During this time of volunteering in the schools and community, she decided to become a firefighter. While with the department, she also obtained the EMT certification, joined the ropes rescue team, marine rescue, and vehicle extrication team. The Freeland resident is a Washington State Park Ranger and has worked at Deception Pass and several other parks on the island. “I love being a Ranger since I get to work outdoors and interact with diverse people,” said Hawley. “I also get to help maintain such beautiful and historic structures and landscapes on Whidbey Island.” So what led her to run for Fire Commissioner in November 2017? “I have a desire to help my community. I was raised in Freeland and after every adventure on the mainland or further afield, I keep finding myself back here,” she said. “I had such a fantastic time as a firefighter and I thought being a Commissioner would provide a new opportunity to help the community.” Hawley has a background in education. At one point while living in Ireland, she lectured in two universities in Media and Politics, History, and International Relations. She holds a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, and an MA in History. She also conducted PhD research in Media Studies. “With that in mind, I have a few ideas about building partnerships in the community with a focus on education and engagement,” she said. “While an AmeriCorps volunteer, I also worked with volunteer recruitment and retention, so I’m excited to use these experiences for South Whidbey.”

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How Can You Improve Your Financial Fitness This Year?

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get healthier, you may already be taking the necessary steps, such as improving your diet and increasing your exercise. Of course, physical fitness is important to your well-being – but, at the same time, don’t forget about your financial fitness. Specifically, what can you do to ensure your investment situation is in good shape? Here are a few “healthy living” suggestions that may also apply to your investment portfolio:

Build endurance – Just as exercise can help build your endurance for the demands of a long life, a vigorous investment strategy can help you work toward your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. In practical terms, this means you will need to own some investments with the potential to provide long-term growth. These are the investments that, ideally, you can hold on to for decades and eventually reap the benefits of capital appreciation. Of course, growth-oriented investments, such as most types of stocks, will rise and fall in value over the short term, and there’s no guarantee of profits, or even preserving principal. But if you choose wisely, and you’ve got the patience and discipline to hold on to your investments through the market’s ups and downs, you may well be rewarded. Maintain an ideal “weight” – You can help yourself stay healthy by maintaining your ideal weight. This can be challenging – as you know from the recently finished holiday season, it’s easy to put on a few extra pounds. And, just as inadvertently, your portfolio can tack on some unneeded weight, too, in the form of redundant investments. Over time, you may have picked up too many similar investment vehicles, resulting in an overconcentration, or “flabbiness,” that can work against you, especially when a market downturn affects the asset class in which you’re overloaded. So, you might be better off liquidating some of your duplicate, or near-duplicate, investments, and using the proceeds to help broaden your investment mix.

Get proper rest – Many studies have shown that we need adequate rest to stay alert and healthy. In your life, you’ve probably already found that if you over-tax your body, you pay a price in your overall well-being. If you look at your investment portfolio as a living entity – which, in a way, it is, as it certainly provides life to your goals and aspirations – then you can see that it, too, can be weakened by stress. And one of the main stress factors is excessive trading. If you’re constantly buying and selling investments in an attempt to boost your returns, you may rack up hefty fees, commissions and taxes – and still not really get the results you wanted. Plus, if you’re frequently moving in and out of different investments, you’ll find it hard to follow a unified, long-term strategy. So, confine your trading to those moves that are really essential – and give your portfolio a rest.

To enjoy your life fully, you’ll want to take care of your physical and financial health – and, as it turns out, you can make similar types of moves to help yourself in both areas. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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honored to christen our new ferry and I can’t wait for our customers to ride Suquamish next year.”

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“The State’s wise decision to build these four Olympic Class ferries in succession resulted in cost reductions and quality improvements in each successive build,” said Foti. “Vigor and the skilled men and women who built these ferries are honored to partner with Washington State Ferries and we commend the Legislature for its critical investments in marine transportation for the state’s citizens.”

State Christens Newest Ferry Suquamish Will serve passengers on the Mukilteo/ Clinton route next year A sparkling white and green Washington state ferry was the center of attention at Vigor’s Harbor Island Shipyard in Seattle last week as the Washington State Department of Transportation christened Suquamish, the fleet’s fourth Olympic Class vessel. In a traditional maritime ceremony, Amy Scarton the WSDOT assistant secretary, Ferries Division broke a bottle of champagne to officially welcome the newest ferry to the fleet. Gov. Jay Inslee, along with Suquamish Tribe Chairman Leonard Forsman, Sen. Sharon Nelson, Transportation Secretary Roger Millar, and Vigor CEO Frank Foti spoke during the event. Members of the Suquamish Tribe performed a traditional song and blessing to add to the festivities. The christening marks the Suquamish’s final stage of construction and its preparation for sea trials. “Our marine highways are an irreplaceable part of our state’s transportation system, with ferries carrying over 24 million people each year across our state’s waters,” Gov. Jay Inslee said. “It is critical for us to continue replacing our oldest ferries and I am proud to celebrate the Suquamish and the Washingtonians who built it.” “Suquamish joins the 22-boat fleet that serves the customers and communities of our state’s integrated, multimodal transportation system,” Millar said. “The addition of a new boat helps us continue planning for the state’s transportation future.” “This construction milestone is an incredible accomplishment for our design and construction teams at ferries,” Scarton said. “I am



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The 144-car Suquamish will begin its sea trials in mid-2018 and will start carrying passengers beginning in the fall. The new ferry will operate on the Mukilteo/Clinton route in the summer and serve as a maintenance relief vessel in the winter, filling in when other vessels are out of service. The Washington State Transportation Commission selected the vessel name in 2016 to honor the Suquamish people, a tribe that has inhabited the central Puget Sound for approximately 10,000 years. The Suquamish name translates into the “people of the clear salt water” in Southern Salish Lushootseed language.

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Suquamish is the fourth funded Olympic Class ferries to replace the aging, midcentury-era Evergreen State Class vessels. The first Olympic Class vessel, Tokitae, joined the Mukilteo/Clinton route in June 2014. The second, Samish, began service on the Anacortes/San Juan Islands route in June 2015. Chimacum, the third vessel in the class, entered service on the Seattle/Bremerton route in June 2017. [Submitted by Broch Bender, WSDOT]

Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award Nominations Now Being Accepted The Island County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), Sound Water Stewards (SWS), and Washington State University (WSU) Extension Island County are pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2018 Jan Holmes BITS & PIECES

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All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

Kinobe Herbert Saturday, January 13, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Tickets: Adults $22, 18 & under $18 Kinobe Herbert will present an intimate African Musical Journey. A multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter, Kinobe leads his listeners into the soul of Africa with traditional instruments, songs, and stories from his homeland. His solo shows are musically rich, informative, and deeply engaging. Donations to help support the school residency gladly accepted! for tickets or more information, visit www. wicaonline.org or call (800) 638-7631.

Live Music: Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas Sunday, January 14, 2:00pm Camp Casey, Auditorium A, Coupeville World renown Scottish fiddle and cello duo Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas will be delighting the audience with their dazzling teamwork, driving rhythms, and their shared passion for improvising on the melody and the groove of Scottish tunes. The concert is given as part of the finale for a weekend workshop that’s also held at Camp Casey. The grand finale will feature over 100 participants joining Alasdair and Natalie. Tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets, or at the door, on a first come, first serve basis. Doors open at 1:30pm. https://www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3113760

Betty Crocker Event Tuesday, January 16, 10:30am Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor Here is your chance to meet a family member of one of the original Betty Crocker girls. Bring your favorite cookbook for a surprise door prize. For more information, call Sande at (360) 279-0933. Regency on Whidbey is located at 1040 SW Kimball Dr.

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, January 18, 9:00am-5:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club. Please register online at www.psbc.org or 1-800-398-7888 for an appointment or as a walk-in. Please remember to bring your ID or Blood Donor card with you! The Lions will have treats and beverages for donors. The church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Sip Out for Kids Friday, January 19, 7:30am-5:00pm Coupeville Coffee and Bistro, 200 S. Main St. Come have a beverage and contribute to our Coupeville Schools! A portion of your purchase supports our Coupeville Schools Foundation.

Star Party Friday, January 19, 6:30pm Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_ President@outlook.com, or visit www.icas-wa. org.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Saturday, January 20, 7:30pm McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea is the stage adaptation of the classic Jules Verne Sci-Fi adventure, exploring the power of nature

and the nature of power. Plunge into a multisensory experience with unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive audience technology. This family-friendly show encourages us to connect for the future. Recommended for ages 12 and up. For more information about the show visit: http://www. twentythousandleaguesunderthesea.ca/about For tickets, call (360) 416-7727 or visit mcintyrehall.org

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, January 25, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save 3 lives and together we have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ bloodworksnw.org or call (800) 398-7888. For more information, call Sue Hartin at (503) 789-3595. The church is located at 608 N Main St.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Group : “ Did You Ever Have a Family” Thursday, January 11, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Bill Clegg’s “Did You Ever Have a Family,” a story about a circle of people who find solace in the least likely of places as they cope with a horrific tragedy. For adults. 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group Friday, January 12: 10:30am - 12:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mt. St. Helens” by Steve Olson. Read the Classics with Rita Drum Monday, January 15, 1:30pm Oak Harbor Library Discuss and enjoy the very special message within the pages of The Little Prince. We meet each Monday to discuss “Classic Literature” and would so enjoy your insights. Contact: Rita Bartell Drum ritadrum777@gmail.com or (631) 707-5980. 3rd Tuesday Book Group: “Anatomy of a Murder” Tuesday, January 16, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Robert Traver’s “Anatomy of a Murder,” a gripping tale of deceit murder and a sensational trial. When Sleeping Volcanoes Awake Wednesday, January 17, 2:00pm-3:00pm Freeland Library The most recent eruption of Mount St. Helens was May 18, 1980. Two years later, the El Chichon volcano in Mexico erupted. Join retired volcanologist Wendell Duffield for photos and a discussion of the similarities and differences between these two “active” volcanoes. Everyone is welcome. Whidbey Island Earthquakes Thursday, January 18, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library Find out about local earthquakes in this popular documentary produced by Whidbey Island’s 4HD Video Editing Club for the local American Red Cross. Followed by a question and answer session.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Richard Nash Meet the Artist: Thursday, January 11, 10:00am-5:30pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Richard Nash will be at Penn Cove Gallery to

discuss the methods and motivations behind his artworks. A Washington native and lifelong student of the visual arts, Richard holds a MFA and has completed lengthy studies in Japan and Europe. His 2-D work ranges from botanicals to abstracts, with 3-D sculptures of Cor-ten and stainless steel. His main focus is always composition. For his abstracts he draws inspiration from the play of light and shadows created by architectural forms. http://www. rjnashart.com/

Earth Spirit Opening reception Sunday, January 14, 11:00am-12:30pm Show continues through February UUCWI Gallery, 20103 SR 525, Freeland The work of local artists, Debbie Zick and Clovy Tsuchiya will be featured. Debbie is a graduate of Cornish College of the Arts, and this selection of her recent oil paintings includes dreamlike portraits of horses imbued with a spiritual influence. Clovy, a full-time pottery artist, displays pieces from her functional tableware collection made to be as natural and welcoming to food and the hand as they are to the eye. The gallery is located in the building’s entrance foyer. Phone (360) 321-8656 for more information.

Meetings & Organizations Greenbank Progressive Club Monthly Potluck Dinner Thursday, January 11, 6:00pm Greenbank Hall, Bakken & Firehouse Roads Meet and greet will begin at 6:00pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. The program for the evening will be the new owners of Greenbank Grille and Store, Emily Terao and Alex Pulichino. The audience will learn firsthand about their ideas and plans, and be ask questions of the speakers. For more information, please call (360) 678-6630. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call (360) 678-4813.

Free Colored Pencil Demo Tuesday, January 16, 10:00am-2:00pm Day Road Fire Station, Greenbank Members of Island Artists, Janis Collins, Arlene Love and Leslie Born will give a hands-on demo on colored pencils including watercolor pencils. The art group meets every Tuesday, 10:00am to 2:00pm at the fire station on Day Rd. in Greenbank. They are a working, mixed media art group with a diverse group of artists. Join the group or just attend the demo, it’s all free. For more information, call Leslie Born at (360) 678-5558.

Whidbey Island Camera Club Open House Potluck Dinner Tuesday, January 16, 6:00pm-8:00pm Skagit Valley College, Hayes Hall, Oak Harbor Family, friends and public are welcome. Please bring a dish to share. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@comcast.net.

Island County Trail Council Meeting Tuesday, January 16, 7:00pm Coupeville Library The ICTC deals with all trails on Whidbey Island and focuses on all trail users and work with trail maintenance and stewardship.

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, January 19, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton January’s program: “Real Food From a Real Farm…Eating Through the Seasons”. Cyndi Stuart, author, field botanist, farmer, and

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Creating a Disaster Preparedness Plan for Pets Saturday, January 13, 12:00pm-2:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Free In any emergency your pets will be even more dependent on you or a trusted caregiver for their safety and well being. Your family’s disaster plan must include your furry family members, too! There will be a presentation by an American Red Cross representative, an informative video, and hand out information including notification decals for your pets information to display in a window in the case of a home emergency, earthquake, or fire. Tricia’s Pet Care and the American Red Cross are proudly sponsoring this free community event. For additional information, email tricia@ triciaspetcare.com.

Compass: A Course for Navy Life January 16-18, 5:30pm-9:00pm NAS Whidbey Island Chapel, Oak Harbor A spouse to spouse mentoring program. Course topics include relocation/moving; deployment; LES/finances; benefits/services; Naval traditions; community; communication. A fun and interactive way to learn about the Navy lifestyle. Free to all Navy/USMC spouses. Free onsite babysitting. Register online at www.gocompass.org/whidbeyisland.html

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, January 18, 6:45pm Saturday, January 20, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required. Open to all, no late admittance allowed. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, January 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, January 20, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $35 This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Road, where students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. Students can register online at nrainstructors.org For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at (360) 675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbeysportsmen.org.

AARP Smart Driver Safety Class Wednesday, January 24, 8:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Refresh your driving skills and know the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. Each class requires a total of 8 hour mandatory course hours. Cost is $15 for AARP members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information, call (866) 955-6301.

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Register now for Sound Waters University 2018

Photo Courtesy of Sound Water Stewards Maintaining the health of Puget Sound and the water’s connection to the land and every day life is the focus of Sound Waters University, to be held Saturday, Feb. 3 in Langley. Deadline to register is Jan. 24.

is put on by Sound Water Stewards. “This is an opportunity to receive university-level instruction on areas of interest that will improve your life on Whidbey Island and Puget Sound.” Now in its 24th year, SWU draws more than 600 people to its classes every year. The day features three groups of classes with about 20 classes per group. Those attending select their top three choices in each group. Class instructors come from all over the Pacific Northwest, all of them donating their time to share their expertise and knowledge, which ranges from dragonflies to dams, bats to birds, wetlands to wine, conservation to crabbing.

Photo Courtesy of Sound Water Stewards Filmmaker and marine biologist Florian Graner will be the keynote speaker this year at Sound Waters University, to be held at South Whidbey High School in Langley on Feb. 3.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Time is ticking away to get your registration in to attend Sound Waters University, set for Saturday, Feb. 3 at South Whidbey High School in Langley. Registration closes at 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 and no walk-in or day-of registration will be available.

“There is such a diversity of course offerings. There is something for everyone,” said Anne Cushing Post, publicity co-chair for this year’s event. “From birds and rocks to flora and fauna to legislation being discussed in Olympia.”

Besides a wide array of course offerings, there are also educational displays to look at and the big event of the day is the keynote address. This year’s keynote is “The Salish Sea – A Sense of Place,” by Florian Graner, a marine biologist and founder of Sealife

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Cushing Post attened her first SWU about five years ago and is a prime example of the mission of SWU. “I was shocked at the caliber of the presentations, the quality of information and the energy and excitement being around other people sharing this experience,” she said. “It

“Education is our goal, but we really want to spark interest in people,” said Anne Baum, who is the event chairman of SWU, which



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Plunge into a multisensory experience with unforgettable characters, eye-popping projections and interactive technology. This family-friendly show encourages us to connect for the future.

Productions. The presentation will include portions of Graner’s film “Beneath the Salish Sea,” and he will share his perspective on how understanding our shared environment can help us become true stewards. Graner has lived on Whidbey Island since 2006 and focuses on producing natural history

“There are all kinds of things about living on the land, living on the island, caring for animals and birds and all things Puget Sound that might be of interest,” said Baum. “We’re always looking to create action from the education. We call it turning knowledge into action. By giving people knowledge, you give people the ability to put their knowledge to work.”

Those who don’t sign up for Sound Waters University this year will be missing out on a huge selection of topics - more than 60 classes are being offered, 35 of them new – all taught by experts.


made me want to be a part of it. Now I’m continually proud to be part of a group that’s able to give this gift to the community.”


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One Surprising Change for a Healthier New Year After the onslaught of cookies, cakes and candy over the holidays, I’m focusing on my health in this New Year. Each January my sisters and I weigh in and then compete to see who can lose that extra holiday fat first. These days I don’t want the unsustainable deprivation of a diet. I’d rather make some lasting lifestyle changes. My sisters are retired but I work full time, so instead of spending hours at the gym, I walk to the bus and back. The Center for Disease Control recommends twentytwo minutes of moderate physical activity per day. A brisk daily walk to and from the bus will meet their recommended 150 minutes a week. Becoming more active helps lower the risk of many serious diseases like heart disease, strokes, diabetes, hypertension, osteoporosis, back problems, colon cancer, breast cancer and depression. My walk to the bus involves a couple of big hills so it helps me get stronger and slimmer in the bargain. While I’m waiting for the bus I do some Bus Stop Yoga. I lift a knee and hold it while counting to 20 or 30 which helps my balance. Then I switch knees. A coworker stretches her calves by standing on the curb and letting her heels drop back. Others swing their arms from side to side or do a few lunge steps. No need to stand like statues.

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In the U.S. the fatality rate of car travel is twenty-three times that of bus passengers. Depending on where you live, walking or biking to or from the bus can be hazardous. However, the benefits of physical activity mostly offset the risks. Bike or walk wisely by wearing a bright reflective vest and carrying a light to make sure you’re visible in these dark winter months. In summer I smile and wave to passing motorists to get their attention. They probably drive by thinking, “Do I know her?” Find the new schedule

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Island County Coastal Volunteer of the Year Award. This award is open to all volunteers, regardless of membership to any one organization or institution, participating in or supporting science and outreach efforts related to protecting or restoring the coastal resources of Island County.

tition and vineyards and wineries from Whidbey Island are recognized. Two wines are particularly noteworthy because the wines are produced from grapes grown on the Island and they received Platinum awards: Spoiled Dog Winery, 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir and Whidbey Island Winery, 2015 Siegerrebe.

The purpose of this award is to recognize the achievement(s) of the many volunteers engaged in efforts to protect and/or restore the marine waters and coastal resources of Island County and the surrounding marine areas.

Several of the Island’s wineries won awards at this Best of the Best of the Northwest Platinum competition as follows:

Nominations are requested for any and all individuals who have demonstrated their dedication and involvement in the many services, science and outreach efforts relating to the health of Island County’s marine environment. The objective of this award is to recognize volunteer efforts by selecting and publicly recognizing one who best demonstrates the contribution of all. Any and all volunteer efforts, whether as an individual or as part of a team should be recognized as adding to the collective wellness of the marine environment and the knowledge base of our marine area.

Platinum: Spoiled Dog Winery 2013 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Puget Sound AVA Spoiled Dog Winery 2014 Penn Cove Red, Red Mountain AVA Whidbey Island Winery 2015 Siegerrebe, Puget Sound AVA Double Gold: Blooms Winery 2014 Melange Spoiled Dog Winery 2014 Deception Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Cabernet Franc Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Dolcetto Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Primitivo Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Malbec Gold:

Start now by looking at the individuals with whom you volunteer. Take note of the contributions that they make to the total effort. Are they volunteers you enjoy working with? Are they dedicated, helpful and consistent in their approach and efforts to get the job done?

Blooms Winery 2013 Syrah Blooms Winery NV Ruby Desert Wine Spoiled Dog Winery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Grenache Whidbey Island Winery 2014 Pinot Gris Whidbey Island 2014 Sangiovese

If so, fill out the Nomination Form and nominate them for this prestigious award.

Wine Press Northwest created the Platinum Judging in 2000 as a way to determine some of the best wines of the Pacific Northwest. They chart more than 40 professionally judged wine competitions worldwide to track the gold medals won by fruit from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia in 2017. Northwest wineries were awarded more than 2,300 gold medals at professional judgings for the year.

Nomination forms must be received by 4:30pm Friday, January 19, 2018. Nomination forms and details for submission are available on the following websites: Island County MRC website: http://www. islandcountymrc.org/projects/volunteer-of-theyear/ Sound Waters Stewards website: http://soundwaterstewards.org/ WSU Island County Extension website: http:// extension.wsu.edu/island/ For more information, contact Anna Toledo at (360) 678-2349 or a.toledo@co.island.wa.us [Submitted by Anna Toledo, Island County Department of Natural Resources]

Seeking Applicants for Civil Service Commission The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for a position on the Civil Service Commission. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Civil Service Commission members for 6 year terms. The Civil Service Commission consists of 3 members plus a Secretary/Chief Examiner. Duties and responsibilities of the Civil Service Commission may be found in Chapter 2.12 of the Island County Code and RCW 41.14.060. The Commission meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 9:30am in the Commissioners Hearing Room in Coupeville. Service on the Civil Service Commission is without fee or compensation. Members must be a citizen of the United States, a resident of Island County for at least 2 years immediately preceding appointment, and a registered voter in Island County. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Civil Service Commission Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on January 30, 2018. For additional information, please contact Linda Kast Meehan, Secretary/Chief Examiner at phone (360) 678-7975 or e-mail at l.meehan@ co.island.wa.us [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Local Business News Whidbey Island on the Map for Wine The results are published for the 2018 Best of the Best of the Northwest Platinum Compe-

[Submitted by Karen Krug, Spoiled Dog Winery]

Peoples Bank Announces Enhanced Employee Benefits in Response to Tax Reform Legislation In response to the newly passed tax reform legislation, Peoples Bank (https://www. peoplesbank-wa.com/) announced this week new investments in its employees. Specifically, Peoples Bank will raise the minimum wage to $15 for all hourly employees, effective February 1, 2018, and will increase its 401K match one point to eight percent for all eligible employees, effective immediately. “These new employee benefits reflect our ongoing commitment to doing what is right at every step, and our People Come First philosophy which guides the decisions we make in support of our customers and employees,” said Charles LeCocq, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer. “The new corporate tax reform package is an opportunity to give back to our employees, and recognize their hard work and dedication to providing our customers with a full relationship banking experience and exceptional customer service.” Peoples Bank will continue to invest in the communities in which its employees live and work through generous sponsorship and grant support to local nonprofits and community organizations. The bank also supports employees through its wellness program, Wholepeople, which includes a $200 annual Wellness Reimbursement, paid time off for community service, and other benefits designed to promote a healthy mind, body, and community. About Peoples Bank Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent full-service community bank with over $1.6 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, the Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 25 branches located throughout Washington. In its most recent rating, Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank rating firm, awarded Peoples Bank its highest five-star superior rating. This rating recognizes Peoples Bank’s strong financial management practices, dedicated employees and long-standing customer relationships.

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Emergencies know no season – be prepared! By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly A local documentary film to be shown at the Oak Harbor Library highlights what to do should an earthquake rip through Whidbey Island, but Island County Emergency Management officials want residents to be prepared for any emergency, and there is a new tool aimed at preparing for earthquakes and more. The 45-minute “Whidbey Island Earthquakes” documentary was produced for the Red Cross in 2012 by the 4-HD Video Club and will be shown in the library’s meeting room at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. A discussion will follow. While an earthquake is one of the most devastating scenarios Whidbey Island residents could face, we are far more likely to be affected by a more mundane threat: the weather. “Our biggest risk is most likely a winter storm,” said Eric Brooks, deputy director of emergency management for Island County. “We get them every year – some years are bad, some are good. Sometimes we get snow, there can be cold weather and high winds could take down power lines. That’s probably the most likely thing.”

Island County has created a free smart phone app to use to help residents plan for emergencies. The app is available to download at http://readydl.com/island-county.

The top three things people need in the event of an emergency are food and water, shelter and a means of communication, according to Brooks. Keep flashlights at the ready and consider having a NOAA weather radio on hand, to be able to listen to the latest information.

To help prepare for any emergency situation, whether it’s an earthquake, landslide, storm or whatever, Island County has a new community preparedness app for smart phones that is available for residents to download for free.

There is, obviously, no way to predict when or if Whidbey Island could fall victim to a major disaster such as an earthquake. There are four fault lines that run through our island, and we are very close to the Cascadia fault, which runs from northern Vancouver Island to northern California. So, there is risk.

“There are a lot of guides on how to prepare for an earthquake, winter storms, how to take care of your pets or special needs,” said Brooks. “Probably the keystone to it is the ability to build your own plan,” he continued. “You can enter in how many people are in your household, emergency contacts, meeting places, etc., and it will generate a template or plan for you. It’s a really good tool.” Not only will the app help families or individuals generate personalized plans, it can link residents to the nearest emergency shelters or services and it can also provide evacuation maps and real time information on the safest routes. “It’s a good tool to enable us to reach as many people as possible,” Brooks said. “It’s got nice maps if we’re opening up a distribution center, for instance or if roads are closed. It puts it all in one phone app.”

But what about other natural disasters? Should Mount Baker decide to blow its top, Whidbey Island is not in direct danger, but there are other concerns. R. Carit Photo Courtesy of Weather Underground While Whidbey Island could fall victim to a major disaster such as an earthquake, emergency officials say preparing for natural events like snow storms is a far more likely emergency scenario.

If a major event should befall Whidbey Island and it is cut off from normal transportation routes like the ferries or Hwy. 20, the standard three days of supplies won’t be adequate, according to Brooks. “If a major disaster happened, our supply routes would be cut out,” he said. “Everybody should have an emergency kit for at least two weeks, if not longer.” Brooks acknowledges it can be hard to get two weeks to a month ahead on prescriptions, because insurance companies may not let patients have a supply on hand. He suggests taking time to prepare for that by talking to your physician, or trying to fill prescriptions a few days earlier to help build up a supply. “A lot of people are not in a financial situation where they can buy an extra two weeks’ worth of food or water, so we’re trying to figure out how to meet the needs of that demographic as well.

Photo Courtesy of Q13 Fox News An emergency situation can arise any time, like the landslide on central Whidbey Island a few years ago. Island County Department of Emergency Management has a new smartphone app to help people prepare for emergencies.

“We’re not in the path for a lahar, but volcanic ash is acidic and like pumice,” said Brooks. “No one’s going to want to be breathing that in and there could be damage to equipment. Plus, a lot of people work off-island; transportation and resources could be compromised.” Quite simply, the best defense against any kind of emergency is preparation, which is why the phone app was created. “Earthquakes don’t have a season. They can happen any time. Events can happen at any time, so it’s good to keep that in the forefront of our minds,” said Brooks. “Your best bet is to build a kit, make a plan and stay informed.” Anyone interested in downloading the free smartphone app can go to http://readydl.com/island-county and follow the directions for your phone. More information is also available online at www.islandcountywa.gov.

Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect and How to Prepare

“We really owe it to all the citizens of Island County be able support them,” continued Brooks. “We want to be sure our staff is fully prepared as well, so if a disaster does happen, we can be there to help.”

Thursday, Jan. 18 • 3 p.m. Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room 1000 SE Regatta Dr., Oak Harbor

SOUND continued from page 7 documentaries and educational and outreach videos. “We want people to walk out feeling inspired to proceed,” said Baum. Part of that inspiration includes raising awareness of Sound Water Stewards and upcoming opportunities to get involved in the nonprofit organization. The group is made up of trained volunteers who work in

Photo Courtesy of Sound Water Stewards Even dragonflies have an important role to play in the health of Puget Sound. Find out more at Sound Waters University on Feb. 3 in Langley.

and around Island County to help preserve the health of Puget Sound. The next training will begin in April. “Training includes a combination of online classes, classes with instructors and field trips,” explained Baum. “It’s a pretty extensive program. We’ve trained over 600 people since we started.”

and more information on the keynote address. “It’s a really fun day – you’ll be glad you did it,” said Cushing Post. “Where else do you

have a chance to hang out with friends and neighbors? It’s a really lovely way to reconnect with your Island and the Puget Sound/ Salish community. We’re excited to see you.”

Anyone interested in the volunteer training can find out more by going to soundwaterstewards.org. Those interested in registering for Sound Waters University can go to https://soundwaterstewards.org/sw/2018/ for a complete list of the courses being offered

Photo Courtesy of Sound Water Stewards The purple shore crab is one of the most common to be found in this area. Learn more about crabbing at Sound Waters University, to be held Saturday, Feb. 3 at South Whidbey High School in Langley.

Photo Courtesy of Sound Water Stewards Red urchins found at Deception Pass State Park.

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Life Tributes ROBERT ALEX BURTON, 1955 ~ 2017 ‘Bob’ was born and raised in the beautiful Yakima Valley, and graduated from West Valley High School in 1974.

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the 69 years of marriage they had but sure wished they could have reached 70! At the age of 96, she moved into an apartment at Harbor Towers and in the spring of 2017 she began her residence at Regency, continuing to play the piano daily, being gracious and smiling and appreciative to all. Mom and the family grew to appreciate the special “ministry” and hearts of these exceptional care givers. Tordie’s oldest son Fred and his wife Fran moved to Whidbey Island to be available to help during Jim and Tordie’s older years, and they, as well as daughter Ruth and her husband Ron Hancock, 50-year residents of Oak Harbor, made sure they were well cared for. Tordie left a trail of joy everywhere she went, and her smile, sparkling eyes and her delight of just being alive were a hallmark of who she was. Her grandson Dr. Michael Crites said his impression was how, when his grandma entered a room, everyone got happier, and he imagines when she entered heaven “the party just got louder.” There will be a celebration of Tordie’s life at Family Bible Church at 1pm Saturday, January 20, 2018.

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In High School he played football and tennis, and participated in youth ministries and outreach. He also loved cars, all things mechanical, and attended Wyoming Technical Institute. He was an avid race car fan and crewed for many years on the Don Doudy team out of Yakima, racing throughout the western United States. Bob also taught auto mechanics at Yakima Valley Community College, while working at Lynch Motors in Yakima. In January of 1984, Bob began his career as a firefighter for the City of Yakima. He loved the industry and advanced from Firefighter to Lieutenant, Captain, Training Captain, and also served as an acting Battalion Chief. Bob retired from the City of Yakima in June 2011 and embarked on a new career with Emergency Reporting Inc., in Bellingham, contributing as a trainer and product owner, developing software programs for Fire Department operations and training management. He was on board while the company grew from a small regional business, to become an industry standard, serving fire departments across the United States and around the world, including the US military. He loved interacting with firefighters and fire departments on a daily basis, and loved his work and co-workers at ERS. Bob and wife, Peggy moved to Whidbey Island upon his retirement from YFD in 2011. They enjoyed life on the Island and boating in the San Juan Islands with their three daughters and close friends. Bob retired from ERS in August 2017. He had been diagnosed with stage 4 Melanoma. Bob‘s cancer diagnosis was determined presumptive from his long career as a firefighter. He had fought melanoma for over twenty years and was an advocate for firefighters facing similar health issues due to toxic exposure on the job. Bob participated in the annual tour by fire truck with a team of firefighters on the Code 3 for a Cure, “Mission of Hope and Honor,” cross-country from California to New York City, offering support and conducting outreach and education at fire stations all along the way. Bob was honored to serve on the Board of Directors for Code 3 through 2017. Bob is survived by his wife Peggy, three daughters Camille, Lauren, and Genevieve; son, Cody Burton, Lieutenant, City of Yakima Fire Department; and sister, Effie Burton.

VICTORIA ANNE MCINTOSH HAYDEN She walked with her God and now her God is walking with her Victoria Anne McIntosh Hayden was born May 17, 1919, and entered the next phase of life, the eternal phase, October 30, 2017. There are 98 years in between those two dates and they were filled to overflowing with her joy. Somewhere along her teenage years, Victoria became “Tordie” and was known by that name for the rest of her life, but she did love to tell you her father, John McIntosh, was from Prince Edward Island, Canada, and she was named after Queen Victoria of England. Tordie was the fourth of eight children of John McIntosh and Eunice Baldwin McIntosh. She was born in Bishop, CA, and the family moved to Huntington Beach, CA, where she graduated from high school and then attended Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now known as BIOLA). She married James Rife Hayden (Jim) September 22, 1940, in Santa Ana, CA. Jim and Tordie spent the early years of their marriage in ministry with The Navigators, an international Christian organization Jim co-founded with Dawson Trotman. Trotman encouraged them to pray about getting married and following their decision to do so paid for their wedding ring which was beyond their pre-WWII budget. Within weeks of their marriage they moved to San Diego, CA, where they operated the first Navigator Servicemen’s Home, offering military men a place to talk and eat and enjoy recreation and grow in their Christian faith — a home away from home. During this time Fred Joel and Linda Louise were born. In 1945, they moved to Pasadena, CA to fulfill different responsibilities in the ministry, and during that time Ruth Anne, John William, and Paul Everett were born. Lifelong friends and memories were made during this period of their lives. In 1951, Jim and Tordie moved to Santa Ana, CA. Tordie was the consummate “mom.” She served in the PTA, typed reports for school assignments, attended all school activities, cooked all the meals (no fast food restaurants back then), sewed the girls’ clothes, cleaned the house and also exposed them all to her love of music, sports and games. She made corn fritters without corn for Ruth; baloney sandwiches without butter for Linda. She made chocolate chip cookies that Fred would sneak and put into his own private cookie jar. In fact, her grandchildren and sons-in-law often snuck their own cookies. There was even singing on occasion at the dinner table and always singing in the car on road trips. During those years of raising their family, Jim and Tordie were involved in many church ministries, so their children grew up surrounded by people of faith. Tordie played the piano and sang. She taught children’s church for many years and those children, now parents and grandparents, still fondly mention what they learned from her and what a role model she (unknowingly) was. She was also involved with the national organization of Christian Women’s Clubs, serving in many board positions. After retirement she became an inspirational speaker for the organization. The children grew up and established their own lives. Fred married Fran; Linda married David Crites; Ruth married Ron Hancock (long standing family members of the Oak Harbor Fire Department); Dr. John Hayden married Nancy; and Dr. Paul Hayden married Terri. Tordie has 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is survived by three of her siblings; sister Juna married Dr. Richard Davies, her sister Sarah married Dr. Kenneth Ogden and brother Arthur McIntosh married Maryland. Proceeding Victoria’s homecoming were brothers John McIntosh (married to Genevieve), Fred McIntosh (married to Peggy) and Gladstone McIntosh (married to another Genevieve) and her big sister Nellie McIntosh who married Robert Hoisington (“Huz”). Tordie and Jim’s retirement years were spent in Oak Harbor. They joined Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor and attended there for the rest of their lives. Jim moved on to heaven in March of 2009 and Tordie was thankful for

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! MONDAY, NOV. 13 10: 24 am, Fort Casey Rd. Caller states noticed missing ducks Wed. afternoon; is requesting call. Caller states with no feathers or signs of what took ducks, they may have been taken. 11:25 am, SR 525 Advising have video of female running into fence, dumping garbage and taking off. Incident occurred Sunday. 1:53 pm, Jones Rd. Reporting party states subject stole items; took wheelbarrow. Occurred yesterday. 8:57 pm, East Harbor Rd. Caller advising swerved to miss a deer, vehicle is upside down. No injuries, no airbag deployment. TUESDAY, NOV. 14 10:22 am, Boon Rd. Reporting party requesting contact in police department lobby to report lost firearm. Weapon has been missing since Sunday morning; item may have been misplaced or lost; reporting party doesn't think someone took it. 1:03 pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Party reporting subject showed her pictures of his genitals. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15 8:26 am, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller advising subjects keep touching her while trying to eat dinner. 8:34 am, Moonstone Pl. Reporting party advising ongoing issue with neighbor walking on reporting party's easement; neighbor carries a rifle and party believes they want to antagonize reporting party's dog. 1:55 pm, NE 6th St. Party advising a silver Toyota is following them; went all around Coupeville trying to lose vehicle; second vehicle now parked at entrance to Sheriff's office for safety, states vehicle is till in area. 2:38 pm, Zurich St. Caller reporting her neighbor to the west and her backyard neighbor are working together with “sonic devices” and are giving her mental problems. 4:56 pm, SW Barlow St. Reporting party advising transient male at the corner is yelling at vehicles. 4:58 pm, Storkson Dr. Caller advising hired subject to do some concrete work, then damaged all the

concrete, stemming from dispute over wanting more money. 6:03 pm, SR 525 Reporting party advising white male in mid 20s is sitting in older model blue Mercedes completely naked; appears to be high on something. 7:24 pm, Stoney Beach Ln. Caller states had a sub-contractor working on house; states contractor wants to be paid now and is refusing to leave. THURSDAY, NOV. 16 12:37 pm, Stoney Beach Ln. Caller advising truck was keyed; discovered this morning. Requesting call. 3:23 pm, Maple Heights Rd. Caller reporting subject in smaller white Dodge truck with canopy stopped at caller's residence 30 minutes ago; male and female occupants were selling meats and female didn't seem to know much about meats. 3:26 pm, Fox St. Party saying “F****** kids out here about to riot,” and “Get a cop out here.” Caller advising approximately eight kids outside yelling and “acting mad.” 9:46 pm, Lancaster Rd. Caller reporting cow walking down the middle of Lancaster Road near McMaster. FRIDAY, NOV. 17 2:37 am, SE Barrington Dr. Caller requesting assistance to start her vehicle. 3:27 am, SR 20 Reporting party advising subject wrapped in blanket walking on yellow line in the middle of the road, toward Oak Harbor. 7:05 pm, Wintergreen Dr. Caller advising heard truck go by, then two loud booms and now power is out; caller saw flashes like an explosion. Party is inside with small children. 11:07 pm, NW Rigging St. Caller reporting neighbors are assaulting each other with a Tazer; states subject with Tazer is leaving the scene. 11:43 pm, Hansen Dr. Reporting party is cab driver from Tacoma, advising brought female to her house, she went inside and now won't come out and pay. Female said she was going to go and get credit card and would be right back. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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By Carey Ross All the Money in the World: This will forever be known as the movie Kevin Spacey was edited out of during post-production (long live Christopher Plummer!), but it’s really a lively, taut recounting of the time one of the Getty grandkids was kidnapped and billionaire J. Paul Getty famously refused to pay the ransom to get him back.  (R • 2 hrs. 12 min.) Coco: As a creative filmmaking force, Pixar is unmatched. The unstoppable animation juggernaut rolls out another instant classic, this time centering its story on budding musician Miguel, who takes a stunning journey of sight and sound in the Land of the Dead in order to unlock the secrets of his family history. Bring a hanky–this one packs an emotional punch.  (PG • 1 hr. 45 min.) The Commuter: After punching wolves, battling nefarious Turks and then equally nefarious Albanians, taking on whoever the enemies were in "The A-Team," and then going to war with Milton Bradley (I guess?) in the ill-advised "Battleship" adaptation, Liam Neeson takes on the NYC train system during rush hour as well as a director way too obviously influenced by Alfred Hitchcock in this by-the-numbers thriller.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 35 min.) Darkest Hour: Marvel as newly minted Golden Globe winner Gary Oldman transforms into Winston Churchill, single-handedly keeps Britain from surrendering to Nazis with great speechifying and is nominated for a Best Actor Oscar right before your very eyes.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 5 min.) Downsizing: Alexander Payne returns to the big screen with his first film since 2013’s excellent "Nebraska," this time with a more whimsical (at least on the surface) story of a couple (Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig) who decide to become small in order to live large.  (R • 2 hrs. 15 min.) The Greatest Showman: I can think of few people more equipped to portray P.T. Barnum, i.e. the “showman” in question, than Hugh Jackman, who is a bit like a charismatic human circus himself.  (PG • 1 hr. 45 min.)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: How can anyone ever replace the inimitable Robin Williams in this now-franchise about a mystical board game that comes to life? The answer: One person cannot. However, four people– Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan–can make a decent go of it.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 52 min.)

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Proud Mary: When Taraji P. Henson, not to be trifled with, faced inevitable backlash about whether people would be interested in seeing a 47-year-old woman of color star in an action movie, her response was succinct: “F*** that. If men can do it, why can’t we?” Five stars for the sentiment, Taraji.  (R • 1 hr. 28 min.) Wonder: It’s been a minute since Julia Roberts had a film role that reminded us why she’ll always be America’s Sweetheart, and she gets a huge assist in that effort from Jacob Tremblay as her son Auggie, whose singular spirit cannot be hidden by a congenital facial deformity.  (PG • 1 hr. 53 min.)

Insidious: The Last Key: On the one hand, the subtitle “The Last Key” implies this might be the final chapter of this paranormal film For Anacortes theater showings, please see franchise. On the other hand, the series is www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak called “Insidious,” so you just never know. Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 43 min.) page. Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.49)




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SERVING UP SOME SUSTAINABILITY There are over seven billion people in the world and counting. Of those seven billion people, one billion rely on seafood as a staple food source and this number is also on the rise. Our oceans, while vast and seemingly brimming with marine life of all sorts, are desperately over fished. To meet the demands of a rising population requires us to provide more food from all the sources people normally eat from. When it comes to seafood, approximately 90% of worldwide fish stocks are “fully fished or over fished,” according to the United Nation’s Fish and Agriculture Organization. With a figure like this it’s a wonder we still see as much marine life as we do. So how can we, specifically us in the PNW, help alleviate the strain our seafood populations are currently under? After all, it would be a good thing to ensure some of the pressure the sea life we currently share the waters with, is lifted, and future generations continue on. It would be a plus if our own future generations could still enjoy seafood in years to come. How exactly then, can we do that, as a collective and as individuals? By ensuring our seafood is sustainable. Sustainable seafood is that which is harvested or farmed in ways that prevent the destruction of and limits damage to marine habitats. It also means any species of marine or aquatic animal being farmed or fished, is in abundance and the species are resilient and robust enough to bounce back and continue to reproduce and cope under the pressures of fishing/farming. Furthermore, it means consuming seafood that has a minimal bycatch, and for those who aren’t sure what bycatch is, it’s those marine or

aquatic animals which are harvested or fished unintentionally when fishing for and harvesting the target species. With the many kinds of foods and ingredients that come from the waterways around the world, how are we supposed to know which options bode well in terms of the long term health of the marine life and the overall maintenance of their habitats? Well, I found a wonderful website where you can find a multitude of resources to help you choose seafood that has been fished or harvested with sustainable practices. This website is www.seafood.ocean.org/sustainable-seafood and is among the array of resources open for public education about issues impacting our marine life, are guides and information about how to make your consumer decisions when purchasing and sourcing seafood. In the meantime however, I’m going to talk about a few ways sustainable seafood can be found and some ideas about how you can work your culinary magic with them! Often the most sustainable seafood in any given supermarket is the canned fish. It is also easier on the wallet which is a definite plus. I’m not talking about tuna (especially those which read ‘wild caught’). Thinking sardines – in particular pacific sardines. These can be prepared quickly and easily. For a quick snack, why not try de-boning and mashing them with some finely diced sweet onions and spreading it on a piece of rye toast? It might sound a little odd, but it is so tasty! We often eat tuna sandwiches so why not try sardines on toast? Anchovies are another species of marine life which meets the criteria for sustainable seafood. They are in greater

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Albacore and skipjack tuna sourced from fisheries that use only the pole and line and the troll methods in order to harvest them, are considered a sustainable food source. As a side note, Whole Foods canned tuna will come only from fisheries that employ these methods of fishing, by January 2018. Not only does this mean bycatch is restricted, it also means job creation in the coastal communities who rely on fishing as a means of income. Ultimately, the reduction in overfishing and support for fishing communities is where this new policy is aimed, and I believe that while the canned tuna is where the heart of this lies, it is not limited to the canned goods section. A win-win for consumer and supplier! And what CAN’T we do with tuna? From a good old fashioned tuna salad sandwich to casserole, seared tuna steaks and tuna patties – so many wonderful meals can be made from tuna. Wild caught salmon is also another great sustainable seafood option for the seafood lovers among us. Apparently, Pacific salmon are a species under intense management with in-depth scrutiny and superb monitoring of the fisheries which catch them, as well as the populations of the salmon themselves. Salmon mousse. Enough said. Prepare this lightweight seafood delight and have an impromptu get-together with some fabulous friends. Serve it up on crackers with perhaps a side of fruit and a veggie platter and you can’t go wrong with pleasing the people in your company! The security of our aquatic life depends heavily on human contribution to their habitats. From an economic, governmental, social and environmental standpoint, how our marine populations fair is up to us and sustainable practices is the only way to ensure our sea life is protected and managed properly. Cooperation is essential, at every level, from the local communities and the people who comprise them, to the fisheries, companies who oversee their monitoring and

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government officials who make policies in this pool of water – cooperation and a commitment to our water world is the only way we can create and maintain long term sustainability. Dear readers for more information about this extremely important issue, I encourage you to visit some of the following websites: The Aquaculture Stewardship Council – www.asc-aqua.org The Institute for Fisheries Resources – www.ifrfish.org International Seafood Sustainability Foundation – www.iss-foundation.org I’m including a recipe for ‘Spaghetti with Anchovy Carbonara’ from www. foodandwine.com. This recipe is absolutely divine and using sustainably sourced fish makes it even better! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Please send all comments, questions, information and recipes to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ gmail.com and we can do just that! Lets Dish! Spaghetti Anchovy Carbonara ¼ cup olive oil 3 to 4 garlic cloves very finely sliced A pinch of crushed red pepper 1 (2 oz) can of anchovies, drained and chopped ½ teaspoon lemon zest, grated 2 large egg yolks Flat leaf parsley, ¼ cup ½ tablespoon dried oregano 12 oz spaghetti Salt and pepper to taste Cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain and reserve a half cup of the cooking water. In a deep skillet, heat the oil and cook the garlic and anchovies over medium/ high heat until the anchovies have ‘broken down’. This should take about 2 minutes. Add the red pepper, zest, oregano and parsley. Add the pasta and toss to coat. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the reserved pasta water and add to the pasta. Cook over low heat for a few minutes, tossing until the pasta is well coated in the creamy sauce. Season, serve and enjoy! www.savingseafood.org To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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your own unique identity on the 13th and try not to let others standards become your own. You can only be you.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your search for greener pastures might lead to some interesting contacts this week. These in turn are likely to expose you to some very dogmatic philosophies or religious beliefs. These may or may not be your cup tea, but the exchanges should at least prove interesting. All may occur incidentally as a result of your unusually strong need for freedom and independence. Look for an interesting stranger to appear on the 13th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Flurries of unexpected travel may be expected throughout the week, as well as some news that may radically change your itinerary. It’s unlikely that you are the only one affected. Don’t be surprised by a cranky reaction coming from someone impacted as much or more than you. Their ire is less about you personally than about the general inconvenience of it all. Keep your communication lines open on the 13th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Relationships get priority this week. How well you fare in your dealings with those closest to you depends largely on how much creativity you choose to devote to the issue. Change here is impossible to avoid. Where there are breakdowns, listening carefully will provide you the needed direction to help you decide how you wish to proceed. That decision is the only thing you truly control. Watch the 13th for clues. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Deeply held feelings about issues that you wish to control but cannot set the tone of your week. Despite all your planning and concise expressions of your wishes in the matter, things will go as they must. The wishes of another are an important part of the reason. Trying to understand their view will make things easier for all. Listen carefully on the 13th and don’t be surprised if you closely agree with what you hear. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You should find people more than ordinarily receptive to your ideas this week. This is because at some deep and unspoken level, they presently perceive you as a force representing all that is good and right. Your own inner knowing exemplifies that force. Followed faithfully, it will not lead you astray. Don’t make this complicated. Simply do that which you think needs doing that no one else will do. The 13th offers many choices. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The action this week takes place in, or because of, your home. Now is a good time for home improvement. It’s also good for doing anything that bolsters your self-esteem. If you’ve spent too much time in needless comparison to certain high achievers, your self-image probably took a beating. Treasure

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You enter period of increased discipline and organization this week, with home and family likely to receive the brunt of its expression. You will want everyone's cooperation here, and the best way to get it is to begin by seeing your goals from the viewpoint of those with whom you are dealing. Your interests may carry you far afield on the 13th. This makes it important that you not spread yourself too thin. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Money matters deserve your full attention this week. Your instincts here are good, but where they fly against conventional wisdom, you may encounter surprises. This does not mean you are wrong. Your projections may well be accurate, but expect to spend some time convincing others of that. Be prepared to walk your talk on the 13th, by backing opinions with hard facts. The numbers never lie. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your knack for thinking and speaking in humanitarian terms is your great asset this week. Delivered to a gracious friend at the right time and place, your words could impact the lives of many in positive ways. Don’t overlook the possibility that any communal gathering may contain the key person. Likely benefactors are every around you in this period of time. Be alert for clues on the 13th if betterment via social avenues is on your mind. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A tough-minded subordinate is your go-to in a pinch this week, so don’t feel that you are all alone. There’s a lot to be said in favor of delegating certain tasks. Friends whom you can count on are part of your ready arsenal in matters great and small. Surrounded by the right people, you cannot help but look good. They may need a certain degree of artistic freedom on the 13th, so be careful not to micromanage. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Don’t be shy about airing that quirky idea of yours in public this week. Letting it sit in your head doesn’t do it the justice it deserves. Civic and community platforms exist to provide the perfect springboard for revolutionary concepts such as yours. Professional associations are another receptive venue to explore. On a smaller scale, don’t overlook your workplace as the place to distinguish yourself on the 13th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Impulse spending is something to be cautious of this week. It’s easy to get carried away on the current stage, with consequent difficulties to come later. Playing loose with others’ money may not hurt you directly, but could impact you adversely down the road. Competition with co-workers could be fierce at times and may also figure into your financial picture. Stand up for yourself and don’t be timid on the 13th. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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43. Indian title of respect

9. Woodland gods (Greek myth.)

15. Difficult situations

44. Cocoa plum

11. “Where Is My Mind?” rockers

18 Greek goddess of discord

48. Link together in a chain

46. Network of nerve cells

13. Deliberately contrary states of affairs

52. Cool 70s crew “The __ Squad”

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53. Persons engaging in energetic pursuits

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20. Marked by smartness in dress and manners

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Family Tails Dog Rescue needs foster homes! We can't save dogs from high kill shelters without homes for them to stay at while they wait to find their forever home. 1 week to 3 months, a fun and rewarding way to be involved with rescue and also have a dog without the full time commitment. We pay for everything, you just provide the love and the home. Please call 360-969-2014 for more info or for an application.

We Manage Your Home As If It Were Our Own. 360-675-9596 • www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor ANNOUNCEMENTS JEEPERS! Let’s start a new club! The inaugural meeting of the Whidbey Wranglers, an all Jeep vehicle organization, will be at the Oak Harbor El Cazador restaurant Saturday, February 24 at 5pm. Feel free to contact me at spillerr@ comcast.net for any questions or just show up! Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (360) 221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSou ndDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide,

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JOB MARKET Whidbey Homeless Coalition is hiring a full-time Operations Coordinator. We are looking for a mission-driven, organized, collaborative person to coordinate our daily operations. For job description and desired skills and qualities go to www.whidbeyhomeless.org. Submit cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you think you meet what we are looking for and your resume to: whidbeyhcinfo@gmail.com (1) PT Evening Janitorial in Oak Harbor: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 9 hours per week. Start time flexible (after 6:30pm/earlier on Saturday); compensation, $12 per hour. Earn part-time income of $500+ per month! Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass background/drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. E-

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JEWELRY Oval amethyst ring set in sterling silver, $50 OBO; White button pearl earrings, 8mm, $35 OBO; Pale blue Baroque pearl earrings, 9-10mm, $45 OBO. Call (360) 331-1063 (2)

APPLIANCES 30" Freestanding double oven range. Maytag Gemini 750 Series in white, $250; GE 1.6 cu. ft. over-the-range microwave oven also in white, $100. Both in great condition. Call (425) 417-6395 for photos and more details (1)

Terrarium: Stained glass (clear glass and green glass panels). 26-1/2 “ tall; diameter of bottom is approximately 16”; diameter of glass top is 10”. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (0) ooking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are:

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ANIMALS/SUPPLIES If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

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HOME FURNISHINGS Round 4-ft, claw-foot oak table with leaf, 4x6 foot, includes 6 chairs, $400. Call (360) 499-9106 (0)

LAWN AND GARDEN 25 aluminum silver deck post caps, $3 each; 200 feet new 8” heavy waterline, $4 a foot, obo. Can be used for waterline or drain line. (360) 321-1624 Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey (360) 321-1624

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“The providers and staff at Whidbey Health Women’s Care strive to provide a warm, welcoming environment where women feel comfortable to voice their preferences about their overall healthcare, whether it is a pregnancy and birth experience or a gynecological concern,” Draper says. Providers James Giem, MD, James Bauer, MD and Melissa Chinn, DO, are in the Oak Harbor clinic’s rotation to provide the exact same services offered in Coupeville. Midwives Alicia Darr, CNM and Morghan Milagrosa, CNM, will join the rotation schedule starting in February. Midwifery services are not limited to one age group of women. “Alicia and I are excited to be able reach more women on the island with midwifery,” says Milagrosa. “We, of course, help expectant mothers through their pregnancy, labor and delivery and provide lactation assistance following the birth. But we are also available for fertility consults, contraceptive management, annual exams and problem gynecologic visits,” she added. “We want the women of Oak Harbor to have this convenient location because we know women’s healthcare that is accessible, comfortable and tailored to the needs of the individual more readily detects and prevents diseases, which are often of a sensitive nature and may be overlooked as a result,” Milagrosa added.

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Services at Women’s Care include: • Annual well-woman check-ups • Evaluation and treatment of abnormal pap smears • Gynecologic surgeries of all types • Midwifery services for women of any age • Self-referred or provider-ordered mammography services • State-of-the-art ultrasounds For your convenience, mammogram screenings can be scheduled the same day as your appointment because the WhidbeyHealth team — from the front office staff to the doctors — strive to make everyone who walks through their doors a priority. Come on in and meet your new Women’s Care team!

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For more information, visit our website at www.whidbeyhealth.org. To schedule an appointment at Women’s Care Goldie St. call 360-240-4055, or stop in to find out more at 1300 NE Goldie Street in Oak Harbor.


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