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NEXCOM CEO Announces Early Rollout of Type III Uniform to All Navy Regions By Courtney Williams NEXCOM Public Affairs Officer Retired Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi, chief executive officer, Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) announced the conclusion of the Navy Working Uniform (NWU) Type III uniform rollout. This final rollout began Monday, Jan. 8, ahead of schedule in Navy Region Northwest, Mid-Atlantic, Japan, Korea and Naval District Washington. This concludes the rollout of the Type III uniform in all NEX stores throughout all Navy Regions. "At NEXCOM we are proud to support our deserving Sailors and families," said Bianchi. "A key part of our mission is to provide the Navy's newest uniforms to our Sailors, and so we're excited to roll out the Type III uniform earlier than originally planned." Tom Jacobsen, NEXCOM Tidewater District vice president explained that, "NEX associates in the region are eager to assist Sailors who have any questions on the manner of wear of the Type III uniforms." Jacobsen said, "Our NEX uniform associates are subject matter

experts and have all the necessary guidance to help any Sailor with concerns regarding sizing or fit. We will continue to support our Sailors to ensure they look sharp in the new Type III uniform." Mallory, a Navy Lt., purchased her new Type III uniform at NEX Norfolk Monday morning. She said, "NEX Norfolk was fully stocked and the NEX uniform associates were incredibly helpful and pulled a variety of sizes to ensure a correct fit." "Throughout the region we are prepared, fully stocked and ready with the Type III uniform," said Jean Bergquist, NEXCOM Northwest District vice president. "We have the greatest job and that's to serve our Sailors, so we continue to stock our shelves and assist our customers with any and all uniform matters." In accordance with NAVADMIN214/17, individual commanding officers will determine certain items for wear at their commands, such as the color/type of boot and ballcap. On Oct. 1, 2017, Recruit Training Command Great Lakes began issuing the Type III uniform with black boots to all new recruits and by Oct. 1, 2019, the Type III uniform will be a mandatory

seabag item for all Navy Sailors. Type III uniforms will be available for purchase online at MyNavyExchange.com by the end of January. As the NEX rolls out the Type III within each region, the legacy NWU Type I "blue camouflage" uniforms will be removed from the NEX shelves to make room for the Type III NWUs. However, Sailors will still be able to purchase

Type I components by calling the NEX Uniform Support Call Center at 877-810-9030 in the continental United States and 001-877-4321736 overseas. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www. facebook.com/usnavy or www.twitter.com/ usnavy. For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/nexcom/.

Carl Vinson Strike Group Departs for Deployment to Western Pacific From Carrier Strike Group 1 Public Affairs

70), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2, guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57) and guided-missile destroyers USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) and USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) from Destroyer Squadron 1.

More than 6,000 Sailors assigned to Carl Vinson Strike Group ships and units departed the U.S. West Coast Jan. 4-5, for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific. The deployment marks the second time the Carl Vinson Strike Group will operate throughout the Indo- Pacific region under U.S. 3rd Fleet's command and control. The strike group became the first in recent history to demonstrate the command and control construct called 3rd Fleet Forward when units completed a six-month deployment last year.

Michael Murphy is based in Hawaii and will later join the strike group as it transits toward the Western Pacific. In November, ships and units completed a three-week sustain-

Ships deploying from U.S. 3rd Fleet to the Western Pacific traditionally shifted to U.S. 7th Fleet after crossing the international dateline. The 3rd Fleet Forward construct expands U.S. 3rd Fleet's control of ships and aircraft across the Western Pacific and beyond the international dateline to India, enabling U.S. 3rd and 7th Fleet to operate together across a broad spectrum of maritime missions in region. "I look forward to the strike group further demonstrating 3rd Fleet's evolving operational role across the Indo-Pacific region," said Rear Adm. John Fuller, the strike group commander. "We are trained and ready to execute our mission." The strike group includes aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN

(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Omar A. Dominquez/Released)

U.S. Navy Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) man the rails as the ship departs its homeport of San Diego. Carl Vinson departed San Diego for a regularly scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific, in support of maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts.

ment training exercise off the coast of Southern California. The strike group demonstrated readiness for executing missions across all warfare areas after successfully conducting a series of at-sea drills, missile shoots and strike operations using a variety of naval platforms and weapons. Carrier Air Wing 2 includes more than 70 aircraft from the "Black Knights" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 4, the "Blue Hawks" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM 78), the "Bounty Hunters" of Strike Fighter Squadrons (VFA) 2, the "Blue Blasters" of VFA-34, the "Kestrels" of VFA-137, the "Golden Dragons" of VFA-192, the "Black Eagles" of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 113, the "Gauntlets" of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 136 and the "Providers" of Fleet Logistic Support Squadron (VRC) 30 Det. 2. The Carl Vinson Strike Group is a premier naval force. It provides U.S. leaders capable and ready options for maintaining regional maritime security, stability and freedom of the seas in accordance with international law and customs. For more information, visit www.navy.mil, www.facebook.com/ usnavy or www.twitter.com/usnavy. For more news from USS Carl Vinson CVN 70, visit www.navy. mil/local/CVN70/.

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The age of transparency has finally caught up with me. After a less than thorough investigation, albeit accurate, I have been kicked out of AARP.

Someone squealed that I was not retired. Others interviewed questioned whether or not I was a person, part of the requirement of being a “retired person.” Being kicked out of another group makes me emotional. I had developed a certain pride in showing my AARP card at Motel 6's in Medford, on the way to Yreka, Redding, Stockton, and points south, en route to Hollywood Boulevard to see if my senior fingers were still the size of Bette Davis. Remember the Kim Carnes song, “Bette Davis Fingers?” My fingers used to fit in the digital spaces of her Grauman's Chinese embedded hand prints before I moved up here to become a maul man. Now that my hands look more like Forrest Tucker, I guess I will just have to live with my analog self. Columnar annual Last Thursday, right after Dr. Keating of Connect Hearing reconnected me to the sounds of the Universe, I had my annual columnist meeting with our publisher, Eric Marshall, at our Whidbey Weekly World Headquarters on Midway, in Oak Harbor, down from the old Kow Korner burger hut. May their bolos rest in peace. Despite having written columns for newspapers, both horizontal and vertical, for over three decades, Eric the Read, our esteemed and rarely steamed leader, publisher, and coach, likes to speak with each of us columnists near our annual anniversary date. “So, Jim, looking at the feedback from our readers, discussions with both our ad reps and editorial staff, you still seem to be the oldest one here.” “That's right, Eric, and as long as I can continue to breathe and drive at night, I hope to continue with the lack of in-depth reporting I have been able to provide the last six years.” “Have you been here that long? Sure seems longer.” “Well, in column inches, it has been.” “So, Jim, what future do you see for yourself here at Whidbey Weekly? Do you believe you could maintain the rigors of a digital presence, with interactive live videos, blogs, pod casts, and live Twitter?” “Twitter? You mean like fidgeting?” After our meeting, Eric the Read paid for my free parking, and I was on my way. As you readers know, all of our parking at Whidbey Weekly is free, but it means a lot to us columnists, graphic artists, editors, ad reps, and astrologists. As we used to say while climbing the Washington Monument when we were kids, “onward and upward, but try not to trip.” Reader thanks Thanks to Mike Giambattista of Langley for his recent e-mail regarding last week's column mention of Rules for Newcomers. “Having lived on three other islands prior to moving here. I’ve noted a few similarities with one of them, Ireland, to Whidbey. When asked about where I’m living now, my reply starts with on 'South Would Be Ireland'. So what’s that got to do with living on Whidbey? The Irish note that 'when the good Lord made time, sure he made plenty of it and also there is no word in the Irish vocabulary that connotes the same urgency as mañana.' Our pace is even slower!"

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Kudos Congrats to South Whidbey senior Lewis Pope for being named one of the Washington State Athletes of the Week after scoring totals of sixty five points, thirteen rebounds, and six steals in two recent South Whidbey basketball games.

Do not try this next one alone or no one will believe you did it. In fact, you will need a “confederate,” defined on page 55 of the book as “someone who knows the trick.” The Magic Purse Trick–Can you make an egg come out of an empty purse? “This is a good trick to perform after dinner while your friends or family are still at the table. You will need a confederate sitting next to you. You will also need an empty purse and an egg. A hard-boiled egg is safest. As the purse is passed around the table, ask everyone to examine the purse carefully, turning it upside down, and shaking it. A little patter will create interest. When the purse comes to your confederate, he slips in the egg which he has had in his pocket all the time. When the purse comes back to you, say a few magic words and then pull out the egg.”



Our next chance to see Pope's super skills are this Friday, January 19 at Archbishop Murphy High School; Friday, January 26 vs Cedar Park Christian, and Wednesday, January 31 vs Granite Falls. For me, there is nothing quite like high school basketball. The sights and sounds of a high school gymnasium on a Friday night reminds one to put your cell phone on vibrate, and turn off your hearing aids. Go Falcons! The Magic Purse Thanks to a search on the Internet for a book I loaned out years ago, I ran across a book I did not need, but bought anyway. The Big Book of Tricks and Magic, a 1962 Random House Book by James R. Blackman, offers forty spectacular tricks with photos and descriptions to invite the curiosity of any young child. Whether it be The Straw and Bottle Trick, The Weeping Coin, or The Balancing Handkerchief, get ready to be stunned.


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Columnist note: Why not just put the hard boiled egg in your sock and tell your confederate that the war is over? The Big Red Event On Saturday, February 10, at the Coupeville Rec Hall, the Ryan's House for Youth will hold its 6th annual fundraiser. Offered a choice of Slovaki Chicken Kabob, Lemon Garlic Panko Crusted Fish, or a vegetarian entree, I am not sure what to choose. Sounds like a Greek trifecta to me. So, I sent them this RSVP–I won't eat, I seldom do, I talk too much, No time to chew. Early Easter joke Q: What do you call 100 rabbits in a row walking backwards? A: A receding hare line. Speaking of lines, I come from a long line of Freemans. It is just that our family has difficulty staying in line. Didn't they used to grade us in Deportment? Seems like my deportment left the department. Unbelievable Having heard the following remark live last week from Snohomish Tom, I wrote it down on the back of my business card to share with those of you who know better. “I'd rather have a Dick's burger than a Metropolitan steak, with a Coors Light at the ready in the car.” I would have taken Tom's temperature after he said that, but there was a Bloody Mary in his mouth at the time. Go Vikings. I know several from Ancestry DNA. 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 Santa, who fits us into his busy schedule every year! Thanks also to our families who understand the commitment we make that takes us away from them, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves into this project!

May the Spirit of Christmas, stay with you throughout the year! Co-Chairs: Rose Freitas & Cheri English

Fermentation Talk Featured at Tilth Meeting

“WHFC” Community THANK YOU!! As we welcome in the New Year, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the wonderful community we are so blessed to live in and say Thank You for another fantastic year of sponsorship! Your continued support gives “Whidbey’s Hope for Christmas” the opportunity to create magical Christmas memories for local kids in need! Thanks to the awesome support in 2017, 198 families came to our celebration and we were able to fulfill the Christmas wishes of 467 children.

The cider industry, a raffle, a potluck and board elections make up South Whidbey Titlh’s annual membership meeting on Saturday, January 20. Brianna Ewing of the Washington State University faculty presents the basics of what cider is and its current position in the marketplace. She will also describe a little about the University’s organic agriculture major and the food science degrees she teaches in Everett. Whidbey students will be able to access online classes from the WSU facility in Coupeville.

First and foremost, thanks to all of the volunteers who gave countless hours throughout the week of Dec 10th-16th: Eleanor and Kelsey Walker who were there every day; Barb Theilen, Morgan English and Lynn Brown who transformed Santa’s Workshop, shopped for kids and were available to do ‘ANYTHING’ we needed; Our Head Elf, Steve Weller for putting together bikes and keeping the minions in line; Sue Patton who checked in the families; Lyn and Walt Bankowski for running our craft room since 2009; OHHS Key Club members for wrapping gifts; and our amazing clean-up crew for helping us put the church back the way we found it!

Doors open at 3:30pm for socializing and perusing raffle items. The lecture is at 4:00pm. At about 5:00pm there will be elections to the council of trustees and a brief meeting followed by a potluck and drawing for raffle items. The meeting is at Trinity Lutheran Church’s annex in Grigware Hall, 18341 State Route 525 in Freeland. The program is free and open to the public, but voting is by members only. All are welcome to stay for a potluck dinner and the opportunity to win a raffled prize. Bring your own eating utensils to save on garbage. South Whidbey Titlh welcomes all to stay and participate in their mission to learn about and share sustainable agriculture techniques that steward a healthy environment. For more information, visit www.southwhidbeytilth.org or email president@southwhidbeytilth.org.

Thanks to our newest sponsors, Mission Motors and Banner Bank for their generous donations. CB Koetje Real Estate, Skagit Valley College, United Methodist, Chugach and our Windermere agents really stepped up to the plate this year, sponsoring a record number of children. Thank You to Les Schwab Tire Center and their customers for continuing to make “WHFC” the recipient of their ‘Forgotten Childrens’ Toy drive for the 4th year! We are truly thankful to ‘Toys for Tots’ for the incredible support given to ALL our local programs helping us ensure that “No Child Is Forgotten.” Thanks to DSHS for giving us an avenue to connect with participants and special thanks to OHPD for keeping us safe! Let’s not forget

[Submitted by Susan Prescott]

Cost of the workshop is $35 ($25 for students/ seniors), and a hot lunch is available for purchase for an additional $10 (on an as-available basis). Join Orca Network after the workshop at the Captain Whidbey Lounge for a post-workshop no-host social time, drinks and eats.

[Submitted by Cindy Hansen, Orca Network]

Whidbey Community Chorus Begins Spring Season J36 and J52. Photo courtesy of Sara Hysong-Shimazu

Orca Network’s annual Ways of Whales Workshop will be held Saturday, January 20, from 10:00am until 4:30pm at the Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center, 501 S. Main St, Coupeville. On Sunday, January 21, the public is invited to join Orca Network at the Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Avenue, Langley, from 11:00am to 12:30pm for a special ‘Solutions to Captivity’ program. The event features Orca Network’s Howard Garrett, who will discuss plans for Lolita/Tokitae’s retirement into a seapen; and Clive Martin from Orca Rescues Foundation, U.K., who will highlight developments with the Aegean Marine Life Sanctuary and the possible imminent release of captive dolphins to this project.

Rose Freitas has been coordinating Christmas programs for children on Whidbey Island since 2000 and I’ve had the privilege to be her co-chair for the last 12 years, but we don’t do this alone. There are so many details involved and a huge list of people to thank for helping us make this project a reality each year.


Pre-registration is highly recommended, as seating is limited. Further information and online registration are available at www. orcanetwork.org. Questions? Contact Orca Network at info@orcanetwork.org or (360) 331-3543 or 1-866-ORCANET.

Lastly, thanks to the Oak Harbor Church of Christ for opening their church to us for the past 10 years. Each year they open their home to us and we wouldn’t be able to accomplish what we do without this generosity. WE THANK-YOU!

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Ways of Whales Workshop and Solutions to Captivity


The 2018 Ways of Whales workshop features presentations on a wide variety of cetaceans, from blue whales to the endangered Southern Resident Community of orcas and their primary prey, Chinook salmon. The day will feature presentations by the region’s top cetacean experts and advocates, including:

The Whidbey Community Chorus, under the direction of Darren McCoy, invites singers to join the chorus as it prepares for its 2018 spring concerts. This year the chorus, along with McCoy’s Treble and Harbor high school choirs, will join the Saratoga Orchestra, directed by Dr. Anna Edwards to perform Faure’s “Requiem,” “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Babe Yetu,” a Grammy-Award winning piece from the video game “Civilization 4.” Concerts will take place at South Whidbey High School on April 28 and at Oak Harbor High School on April 29. Tickets are available at www.sowhidbey.com. Registration will be held January 21, at 5:00pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the Oak Harbor Methodist Church. Individual dues for the season are $35 for adults and $15 for high school/college students, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $50. Call Kay at (360) 678-4148 for more information or visit the chorus website at https://sites.google.com/site/ whidbeycommunitychorus/home. [Submitted by Kay Foss]

Fred Lane, Lummi Nation Councilman Lummi Nation’s Commitment to Bring Tokitae Home

WSDOT Updates SR 20 Sharpes Corner Roundabout

Thomas Quinn, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, U.W. Resident Salmon in the Salish Sea

A major highway improvement project aimed at increasing safety and decreasing congestion is coming to a corner of Skagit County next summer.

John Calambokidis, Cascadia Research Blue Whales Rick Huey, Washington State Ferries Environmental Protection and Marine Mammal Monitoring during Ferry Terminal Construction John and Olivia Carpenter Ride for the Orcas Kevin Campion, Deep Green Wilderness Film Trailer - Right Over The Edge: In Search of the North Pacific Right Whale Florian Graner Updated Return of the King footage And a special performance of The Great Salish Sea by Dana Lyons Environmental education displays and materials will be available throughout the day, including a table from Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center gift shop, with whale books, DVDs, CDs, field guides and more.

Project Moves Toward Construction

Crews from Tapani, Inc. will build two large roundabouts along State Route 20 in spring 2018. The Sharpes Corner intersection at the east end of Anacortes has averaged 14 crashes a year for the last 10 years. Both roundabouts are expected to lower collision numbers by 40 percent. “Efforts to improve this key intersection that connects Whidbey Island to the rest of Washington state have been underway for years, and we’re finally on the verge of construction,” said WSDOT Project Engineer Gabe Ng. “These roundabouts will not only improve how quickly people travel through the area, but also dramatically improve safety along this corridor.” Learning to use the roundabouts WSDOT will hold events in Anacortes and Oak Harbor to help travelers understand the

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Tickets are $12 and will be available January 16-31. Doors open at 6:00pm, the show begins at 7:00pm. To purchase tickets, visit https:// sites.google.com/site/oakharborchoirs

Anacortes Middle School, 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Unsold tickets will be available at the door the night of the event. Contact Darren McCoy at (360) 279-5829 for availability after January 31.

North Whidbey Middle School, 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Drop in anytime during the events to talk to WSDOT engineers and members of the construction team. There will be an interactive display of the Sharpes Corner roundabout, and Washington State Patrol will be available to clarify traffic laws at roundabout intersections. To stay informed on this project’s timeline and learn about additional community outreach events, you can sign up for weekly Skagit and Island county email updates at https://public. govdelivery.com/accounts/WADOT/subscriber/ new?topic_id=WADOT_29. If you have further questions please contact: WSDOT, Andrea E. Petrich, communications, (360) 757-5963.

Cupid Song Concert The public is invited to join the Oak Harbor High School Choir program as they present “Cupid Song” on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street. Listen as Cupid learns how to wield the powers of love and earn his wings. Featuring the high school’s Chamber Choir, Treble Choir, and Harbor Singers, you’ll be treated to some of the best loved songs of all time including “The Greatest Love of All” and “Fly Me to the Moon”. Directed by Darren McCoy, this dessert concert is a great way to support local music programs and have a night on the town. During intermission, the audience will indulge in strawberry or chocolate cheesecake and coffee. There are 134 seats available each night on a first come first served basis. The order of your purchase determines your seat placement, i.e., the first ticket sold is at the front of the house, the last seat sold is at the back of the house.



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Let the Good Times Roll at Goosefoot’s 4th Annual Mardi Gras Party Goosefoot is proud to continue the good times at their 4th annual Mardi Gras Party at Bayview Community Hall on Fat Tuesday, February 13, from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. This event is family friendly and admission is absolutely free. Dance to Ken Pickard and Zydeco Explosion as they play new, old, and some very old authentic Zydeco and Cajun music. They promise to have you on your feet from the downbeat.

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Don’t forget to come decked out in your best Mardi Gras costume. The evening fun includes a costume contest with prizes for Most Original, Most Comical, Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Child, and Best Mask. Beads do not count as a costume, but you can grab some free at the door. Head next door to the Bayview Cash Store for some New Orleans favorites including gumbo, dirty rice, shrimp and grits, and more from the Taproom@Bayview Corner and muffulettas and beignets from Whidbey Doughnuts. Both restaurants will offer drink specials, and wine and beer will be available for sale at the Bayview Hall. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (the Mardi Gras party call of “let the good times roll”). Please call (360) 321-4246 for further information, or visit www.goosefoot.org. [Submitted by Sami Postma, Goosefoot] BITS & PIECES

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What’s Going On 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.

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.

ISF Presents “Shakespeare’s Other Women” Thursdays, January 18 & 25, 7:30pm Fridays, January 19 & 26, 7:30pm Saturdays, January 20 & 27, 7:30pm Sundays, January 21 & 28, 2:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley

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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

It’s 1623. Shakespeare’s editors John Heminge and Henry Condell have finally finished assembling the Bard’s Complete Works; but what to do with the surplus materials, especially the unused women’s speeches? A bountiful cast of actresses showcases the deleted, unpublished, and forgotten eloquence the Bard set down for dozens of female characters, lovingly rescued from the oblivion of time. Written by Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Scott Kaiser and brought to Whidbey in collaboration with Island Shakespeare Festival. Tickets are available at www.brownpapertickets.com

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.

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Representatives from Avitas will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit whidbeyislandherb.com

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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, January 19, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Artizen will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit whidbeyislandherb.com

Live Music: Steve DeHaven Friday, January 19, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Fun, talented, creative and outgoing Steve DeHaven will get you up and dancing the night away. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

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.

Live Music: Chuck Dingee

Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, January 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland

CWH&H Community Dinner Friday, January 26, 5:30pm-7:30pm Coupeville Recreation Hall Join Central Whidbey Hearts & Hammers for a delicious meal with your neighbors. The cost of the dinner is $5, all proceeds go to support CWH&H, an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization helping homeowners stay safe and healthy in their homes. 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.

Film Presentation – 13th Friday, January 26, 6:30pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 525, Freeland Ava DuVernay’s 13th is a documentary about how the Thirteenth Amendment led to mass incarceration in the United States. It is also an evocative exploration of words: of their power, their roots, their permanence. Acclaimed by film critics, and the winner of the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary and many other awards, this is a film to seen more than once! All are welcome. A facilitated discussion will follow the showing of the film. Admission is free.

Saturday, January 20, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville

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Chuck Dingee has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 40 years. His extensive repertoire of classic rock, folk-rock, and other tunes is quite diverse. His vocal power and musical abilities can wow big festival audiences and rock nightclubs, but he can also charm families at Farmers Markets or

Baby & Me Storytime Thursdays, January 18 & 25, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library

See schedule below Cost: Free

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly

stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required. Family Storytime Thursdays, January 18 & 25, 9:30am & 10:30am Coupeville Library

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED Lit for Fun Book Group : “Cadillac Desert” Thursday, January 25, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Marc Reisner’s “A Cadillac Desert,” a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue of billion-dollar battles over water rights. For adults. South Whidbey at Home Book Group: “Braving the Wilderness” Thursday, January 25, 2:00pm-3:15pm Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Brene Brown’s book “Braving the Wilderness: the Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone.” Mystery Lovers Book Group Thursday, January 25, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library

Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your toddlers and preschoolers ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years with a caregiver.

Share your love of mysteries. Read any mysteries by Mari Jungstedt, and join the discussion facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All are welcome.

Whidbey Island Earthquakes Thursday, January 18, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library

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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. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, January 20, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Oak Harbor Poetry Project Sunday, January 21, 3:00pm-4:30pm Oak Harbor Library The Oak Harbor Poetry Project meets the third Sunday of each month to provide the poetry community of Whidbey Island an open mic to share their work, and a chance to hear and hopefully become a featured poet. Toddler Storytime Mondays, January 22 & 29, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 24 months to 3 years. Caregiver required.

Religious Services Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 222-4080 or email Sobico@comcast.net.

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. www.ohcfellowship.com

Healing Rooms Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland The Healing Rooms are open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. There is a team of Christians from several local churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. All ministry is private, confidential, and free. Teams are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Ann at (425) 263-2704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.com.

Teaching Through God’s Word Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton

Baby & Me Storytime Mondays, January 22 & 29, 9:30am Coupeville Library

For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

Wiggle and giggle with your baby through stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 24 months. Caregiver required.

Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

Read the Classics with Rita Drum Monday, January 22, 1:30pm Oak Harbor Library Join us as we discuss the Literary Classic The Little Prince and apply the books timeless truths to daily life. We would so enjoy your insights as we explore the many truths found in Classic Literature. For more information, contact Rita Bartell Drum at ritadrum777@ gmail.com or (631) 707-5980.

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

Unity of Whidbey Sundays, 10:00am 5671 Crawford Road, Langley If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is looking for something more, Unity of Whidbey may feel like a homecoming. Visit our website: unityofwhidbey.org

Fact or Fiction? Navigating Fake News Monday, January 22, 2:00pm-3:00pm Freeland Library

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Learning to decipher fact from fiction is a key skill that everyone should have especially as social media rises as a primary news source for consumers. In this librarian-led class, we’ll talk about the history of fake news, show you how to critically evaluate information, and provide resources and best practices for identifying fake news and misinformation in your daily lives.

Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www. whidbeyquakers.org.

Preschool Storytime Wednesdays, January 24 & 31, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 3 to 5 years. Caregiver required.

Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 2:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday & Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm The church and Reading Room are located at WHAT'S GOING ON

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Saratoga Orchestra going for Baroque By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Music lovers will have two opportunities to hear Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island’s upcoming program, “Basically Baroque.” Performances will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27 at Island Church of Whidbey in Langley and again at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28 at Coupeville’s Nordic Hall. According to Saratoga Orchestra’s musical director, Anna Edwards, the era of Baroque music stretches from 1600 to 1750. It’s a very stylized sort of music with a somewhat contradictory description. “I read an article one time that talked about people’s reaction to Baroque period music and the answers that came back were “complex,” “simple,” “soothing,” “uplifting,” “relaxing.” These reactions seem contradictory, yet each reaction was quite clear,” Edwards told Whidbey Weekly via email. “Baroque is beautiful, relaxing and interesting music to me. The music sounds quite simple, yet the more you listen and study the music, the more complex it becomes. I find it fascinating.” The upcoming program will include classic works by composers G.F. Handel and Antonio Vivaldi, but it will also feature the Northwest premiere of the work Dance Card by contemporary female composer Jennifer Higdon. “This is a wonderful new composition for the string orchestra repertoire, which highlights both terrific solo and ensemble performance,” Edwards said. “Dance Card was a joint commission project by the New Century Chamber Orchestra, the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra of Houston, and Chicago Sinfonietta. We will be the first ensemble performing this in our region.”

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Higdon received the Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award in 2010, and is considered one of the most prolific living composers, according to a press release from the orchestra.

Photo Courtesy of Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island Members of the 18th century Genteel Society of the Pacific Northwest will add an extra touch of authenticity to Saratoga Orchestra’s Jan. 27 concert, “Basically Baroque,” in Langley. The group will serve treats from the era at intermission and will be dressed in period clothing.

“Some people may not realize the massive talent we have in our orchestra from both the Whidbey Island community and Seattle area,” she said. “For example, in October, the Saratoga Orchestra performed Concerto for Horn and Orchestra No. 1 Reverence. This composition was both written and performed by our principal hornist – Sean Brown, an Oak Harbor resident musician.

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“What I found interesting and fun about Dance Card, is that it is a modern example of the Baroque version of the Concerto Grosso,” said Edwards. “We will juxtapose Dance Card and a work published in 1740, G.F. Handel’s Concerto Grosso, Op. 6 No. 7. A concerto grosso is a string orchestra composition that highlights an inner core of musicians in the ensemble.”

ist, Brandon Nelson, are Whidbey Island high school band www.islandtransit.org directors at South Whidbey High School and Oak Harbor High School, respectively,” Edwards continued. “Our concertor call 360 -678-7771

Under Edwards’ direction, the Saratoga Orchestra works to promote women composers, a task she does not find difficult. “The discovery of new and interesting compositions is my favorite pastime,” she said. “I love seeking out composers, especially if they are not well known. My musical niche happens to be promoting women composers and I have found that it is easy to find great music when you have the time to look for it.” When it comes to color findingWhidbey talented musicians, Edwards 1/8 horizontal Weekly $140 x twosaid weeks Saratoga Orchestra has also been fortunate.

master, Sarah Pizzichemi, is violinist with the Skyros String Quartet, and many of our wind players are regular performers with other area professional ensembles such as the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Saratoga is a great orchestra with terrific musicians!” There are challenges to performing pieces from two distant eras, but they are not insurmountable. “Bringing to life works a few hundred years old can be chal-

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David Medley Photo Courtesy of Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island Frances Kenney and Ove Hanson will be featured soloists in Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island’s “Basically Baroque” programs to be performed in Langley and Coupeville at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27 and Sunday, Jan. 28, respectively.

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As part three in this three-part “Crafting Your Perfect Native Plant Landscape” series, we hope the following select lists of native plant species for these common conservation goals (in graphs at right) will serve as useful starting points for you and help empower you to locate additional resources for assistance.

Make a Difference By Kelsi Mottet

Marketing, Education, & Outreach Coordinator Whidbey Island Conservation District

Planning Your Perfect Native Plant Landscape: Part 3 With a new year comes change and I’m sure you, like me, are experiencing a host of emotions that go along with the changing of 2017 to 2018. Whether it’s led by concern or excitement, it’s hard not to take part in the collective shift in consciousness that happens when the clock strikes 12 the first of January each year. For me, the start to a new year is a great opportunity to express gratitude. Gratitude – for our loved ones near and far, for our communities, for the opportunity to get up each day, for a smile, for each breath. Among the responsibilities and commitments we’ve made that make our days full and abundant, I try to cultivate a moment of gratitude each day. Having grown up on Whidbey Island, I often find my mind turning to the place in which I live as something to be grateful for. Do you feel as I do, that we are lucky to live here? Not only are we host to some of the most biodiverse native plant communities in the world here, we also have a wealth of local and regional knowledge, resources, and expertise to help guide us on conservation journeys. Today, we’ll wrap up part three in our three-part series learning how native plants can help us achieve a wide variety of conservation goals. For those following this “Crafting Your Perfect Native Plant Landscape” series, you’ll recall that in parts one and two – featured on page 8 of the Whidbey Weekly’s November 9-15, 2017 issue and page 8 of the December 7-13, 2017 issue (www.whidbeyweekly.com/digital-issues) – we began to explore how native plants can benefit us in landscape conservation through the introduction of native plants, what existing landscape characteristics we should learn more about on our properties, and specific elements of landscape design we might consider using to plan and prioritize native plant species selection. In part one, we defined native plants as those which are indigenous, or from, an area – having established communities with little to no human aid over long periods of time – and which thrive in balance with other plant species. Native plants are those which have adapted naturally to living here and are neither exotic (i.e. an ornamental plant not derived from this area) nor noxious (i.e. a plant not from here but that has become invasive). Planting native species contributes to overall ecosystem resiliency, while simultaneously helping us meet our property goals. Are you using native plants as a lower maintenance alternative in landscaping, or do you wish to achieve a specific conservation goal, like soil stabilization or water quality improvement, or enhancing local pollinator and wildlife habitat? We learned first and foremost, an understanding of your landscape – its soil types, topography, slope and aspect, climate, water availability, and inventory of existing native plants – is a critical first step in crafting your perfect native plant landscape. In part two, we explored together how Whidbey Island’s ecosystems are sources of inspiration in the design of your property’s planting plan. With its countless shorelines, bluffs, wetlands, marshes, prairies, and forests, all these and more have native plants from which you can choose to bring to your neck o’ the woods. Landscape design techniques were discussed, like that of microsites within your larger plan – i.e. zone(s) on your property that possess unique conditions or characteristics you’d like to plant to. We also learned about the landscape design elements of unity, line, form, texture, color, scale, balance, simplicity and variety, emphasis, and sequence as useful tools to strengthen your overall native planting plan, helping you to configure your species selections in such a way to unite your conservation and aesthetic goals. Whidbey Island Conservation District staff is regularly asked by landowners about what types of native species they should use. In an effort to assist you, the reader, we’ve collated some of the “top conservation goals” we at the District address with landowners and list below them a handful of native species suited for most Whidbey Island properties. Additionally, the plants


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listed are organized by several characteristics, including but not limited to plant landscape type (i.e. ground cover, shrub, and tree) includes the environment the plant is best suited for (i.e. wet, moist, dry) and specific light needs (i.e. full sun, part shade, full shade).

Of the four top conservation goals listed above, we encourage you to look at these only as guides. These lists are a selection based on the expertise of our staff and do not represent a complete comprehensive list for that particular goal. Through careful study of your landscape and referencing of additional material, such as those found on our recommended books and links list at http://bit.ly/2B2A9hx, we know consulting multiple resources and expertise is key to long-term success of your perfect native plant landscape. Lastly, also just as important is to know whether a permit may be necessary to start your planting project, so contact your local County planning and public works staff to learn more. Starting from the familiarity of our “backyards,” we each have the opportunity to exercise our artistic and scientific muscles – thinking both like

LOCALLY OPERATED a conservationist and landscape designer – to truly make a difference in conservation through thoughtful, carefully crafted native landscapes. From ground covers to shrubs, conifers to deciduous trees, the Pacific Northwest’s ecosystems give us a lot to choose from. Often available at local plant nurseries and, additionally, through the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s annual Native Bare Root Plant Sale November 1– January 31 of each year (visit www.whidbeycd.org/nativeplant-sale.html), native plants are a gateway to natural resource conservation on our properties. We thank you for taking the time to learn with us in this three-part series and look forward to inspiring more voluntary conservation through future issues of the Make a Difference column. For additional resources, expertise, and support pertaining to native plants and other natural resource conservation topics, including farm and forest planning, alternative stormwater management, and more, contact the Whidbey Island Conservation District for free, voluntary conservation planning assistance from our staff at (888) 678-4922 or by visiting www.whidbeycd.org.

Native Plant Goal: Pond Edge & Wetland Edge Planting • For: Full Sun to Part Shade Landscapes Common Name Yellow Pond Lily Wapato Marsh Marigold Dwarf Dogwood Douglas Aster Deer Fern Lady Fern Sweet Gale Labrador Tea Swamp Rose Douglas’ Spirea Highbush Cranberry Salmonberry Red-Oisier Dogwood Pacific Crabapple Bitter Cherry

Latin Name Nuphar luteum Ssp. polysepalum Sagittaria latifolia Caltha biflora Cornus unalaskchkensis Aster subspicatus Blechnum spicant Athyrium filix-femina Myrica Gale Ledum groenlandicum Rosa pisocarpa Spiraea douglasii Virburnum edule Rubus spectabilis Cornus stolonifera Malus fusca Prunus emarginata

Light Sun/Part Shade Sun Sun/Part Shade Part Shade/Shade Sun/Shade Part Shade/Shade Part Shade/Shade Sun/Part Shade Sun/Part Shade Sun/Part Shade Sun Sun/Part Shade Sun/Part Shade Sun Sun/Part Shade Sun

Soil Aquatic Aquatic Wet/Moist Wet/Moist Moist/Wet Moist Moist/Wet Moist/Wet Moist/Wet Moist Moist/Wet Moist Moist/Wet Moist/Wet Moist/Wet Moist

Hgt. 24 in. 3 ft. 16 in. 10 in. 32 in. 40 in. 3-6 ft. 3-6 ft. 5 ft. 6-8 ft. 6-8 ft. 3-9 ft. 13 ft. 20 ft. 16-40 ft. 50 ft.

Type Aquatic Aquatic Groundcover Groundcover Groundcover Fern Fern Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Tree Tree Tree

Conservation Goal: Forest Edge Enhancement Planting • For: Full Sun to Part Shade Landscapes Common Name Bleeding Heart Deer Fern Low Oregon Grape Meadow Barley Lady Fern Sword Fern Goat’s Beard Salal Evergreen Huckleberry Vine Maple Serviceberry Indian Plum Oceanspray Flowering Dogwood Cascara Western Yew

Latin Name Dicentra formosa Blechnum spicant Mahonia nervosa Hordeum brachyantherum Athyrium filix-femina Polystichum munitum Aruncus dioicus Gaultheria shallon Vaccinium ovatum Acer circinatum Amelanchier alnifolia Oemleria cerasiformis Holodiscus discolor Cornus nuttalii Rhamnus purshiana Taxus brevifolia

Light Shade Part Shade/Shade Shade/Part Shade Sun/Part Shade Part Shade/Shade Shade/Part Shade Part Shade Shade/Part Shade Shade/Part Shade Part Shade/Shade Sun/Part Shade Part Shade Part Shade/Sun Part Shade Part Shade Part Shade/Shade

Soil Moist Moist Moist/Dry Moist Moist/Wet Moist/Dry Moist Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Wet Moist/Wet Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist Moist

Hgt. 1.5 ft. 40 in. 2 ft. 3 ft. 3-6 ft. 3 ft. 6 ft. 6 ft. 10 ft. 13 ft. 15 ft. 16 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft. 40 ft.

Type Groundcover Fern Groundcover Grass Fern Fern Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub/Tree Shrub/Tree Shrub/Tree Tree

Conservation Goal(s): Promotion of Pollinators & Privacy Hedge • For: Full Sun to Part Shade Landscapes Common Name Coastal Strawberry Kinnikinnick Sea Thrift Bleeding Heart Low Oregon Grape Roemer’s Fescue Salal Evergreen Huckleberry Snowbrush Pacific Wax Myrtle Oceanspray Flowering Dogwood Cascara Western Yew

Latin Name Fragaria chiloensis Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Armeria maritima Dicentra formosa Mahonia nervosa Festuca roemeri Gaultheria shallon Vaccinium ovatum Ceanothus velutinus Myrica californica Holodiscus discolor Cornus nuttalii Rhamnus purshiana Taxus brevifolia

Light Full Sun Full Sun Full Sun Shade Shade/Part Shade Full Sun Shade/Part Shade Shade/Part Shade Full Sun Sun/Part Shade Part Shade/Sun Part Shade Part Shade Part Shade/Shade

Soil Moist/Dry Dry Moist/Dry Moist Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Dry/Moist Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist Moist

Hgt. 4 in. 8 in. 18 in. 1.5 ft. 2 ft. 3 ft. 6 ft. 10 ft. 10 ft. 15 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft. 20 ft. 40 ft.

Type Groundcover Groundcover Groundcover Groundcover Groundcover Groundcover Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub/Tree Shrub/Tree Shrub/Tree Tree

Hgt. 4 in. 8 in. 3-5 ft. 6 ft. 6 ft. 2.5-6.5 ft. 15 ft. 15 ft. 20 ft.

Type Groundcover Groundcover Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub Shrub/Tree

Conservation Goal(s): Soil Stabilization • For: Full Sun to Part Shade Landscapes Common Name Coastal Strawberry Kinnikinnick Snowberry Salal Nootka Rose Tall Oregon Grape Pacific Ninebark Pacific Wax Myrtle Oceanspray

Latin Name Fragaria chiloensis Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Symphoricarpos albus Gaultheria shallon Rosa nutkana Mahonia aquifollium Physocarpus capitatus Myrica californica Holodiscus discolor

Light Full Sun Full Sun/Part Shade Full Sun/Part Shade Shade/Part Shade Full Sun/Part Shade Full Sun Full Sun/Part Shade Sun/Part Shade Part Shade/Sun

Soil Moist/Dry Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist/Dry Moist Dry/Moist Moist/Dry

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721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360) 675-0621 or visit christianscience.com Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.

Galleries & Art Shows Art Show Friday, January 19, 6:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St An evening of art from resident artists, live music by Island Jazz Collective, and hors d’oeuvres. $20 per person. For more information, call (360) 279-4580.

Earth Spirit 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 South Whidbey Yacht Club Meeting Wednesday, January 17, 6:30pm Deer Lagoon Grange Hall, Langley Greg Hein, owner of Hein Marine, will talk about “Getting Your Boat Ready for the Season”. Bring your toughest boat maintenance questions! Join us for a social hour at 6:30pm and stay for the program at 7:30pm.

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 continuing education instructor will give tips, techniques, and advice. Cyndi is also a popular speaker at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Refreshments provided. The public is welcome.

Improvisational Theatre Group Saturday, January 20, 1:00pm-2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse STAR Studio Interested in Improvisational Theatre? Whidbey Playhouse has a group forming and would like to invite you to join. There is an improvisational comedy group too. Contact the Playhouse office if you have questions: (360) 679-2237

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, January 24, 11:30am CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor Monthly no-host luncheon. The featured speaker will be Mike Montgomery and his historic ditching of a P-3 Orion sub-hunter in Subic Bay, The Philippines. It was the first successful ditching of that aircraft, and it’s still talked about today. The public is invited to this event. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information.

Gamblers Anonymous Every Friday, beginning January 26, 7:00pm St Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor The church is located at 185 N. Oak Harbor St., the meeting is held in the north end of the building. Enter through the double doors next to the parking lot. For more information, email OakHarborga@gmail.com Washington GA hotline: 855-222-5542

Island County Amateur Radio Club Saturday, January 27, 9:00am 1 N.E. Sixth Street, Coupeville The meeting is held in the Island County Commissioner’s hearing room. Guests are always welcome. Visit www.w7avm.org or email ai7f@w7avm.org for more information.

Keepers of the Admiralty Head Lighthouse Annual Meeting Saturday, January 27, 9:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy the Annual Meeting of the Keepers of Admirality Head Lighthouse supporters. Discussion will focus on current lighthouse restoration projects, docent training, and future development of the lighthouse interpretive displays. Guest speaker is Janet Hall, Washington State Parks Interpretive Specialist. She will present “A Day in the Life of the Keepers of AHLH.” All Keeper members, and any other individuals interested in the operation and support of the lighthouse are cordially invited to attend.

Whidbey Island Weaver’s Guild Thursday, February 1, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville Business meeting plus Show & Tell. 1:00pm Program: Martina Celerin: Dimensional Weaving. Bring a brown bag lunch and your own beverage cup. For more information, visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Learn to Dance at Dan’s Classic Ballroom.Com! Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Club Dances Groups, Privates, Wedding Prep (360) 720-2727 - dcb601@comcast.net

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



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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.

Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, January 23, 11:30am Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Janet Wardell will present a program on Aquatic Therapy. She will explain the benefits which include strengthening, balance, circulation, muscle relaxation, and muscle memory improvements. Janet is a Physical Therapy Assistant certified ATRI Aquatic Therapist. For more information, call (360) 279-4580.

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 (360) 632-1752.

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Island Bohemians are having a ball Tom Harris Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Arts Council Whidbey Island plein air artist Brian Mahieu paints a landscape last summer, capturing the effects of the smoke from Canadian wildfires on the sun. Mahieu is the founder of Island Bohemians, a fast-growing group that will have its inaugural Bohemian Ball Thursday in Freeland.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Whidbey Island being a place that attracts all types of creative people, it should come as no surprise there is a new group taking social media and the island by storm. Island Bohemians, a program of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, is holding its inaugural Bohemian Ball from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight (Thursday, Jan. 18) at Freeland Hall, 1515 E. Shoreview Drive. The group is the brainchild of plein air artist and WIAC vice president Brian Mahieu, who wanted to help foster “social, inspirational and collaborative opportunities” among Whidbey Island residents. When the Island Bohemians’ Facebook page launched last October, it had 200 members within 24 hours. Now, just months later, the page boasts more than 500 members. “It makes me feel great. It’s doing exactly what I wanted and

what was needed,” said Mahieu of Island Bohemians' rapid rise in popularity. “Creating art is a lonely business, it’s solitary by nature,” he said. “When you’re in college you’re in this constant feedback loop – you’re getting critiques from professors and fellow students. You’re not creating art in a vacuum. When I became a professional artist, I didn’t have that. “It’s very easy to get stuck in your own head,” Mahieu continued. “But when you get other creative people together to share their work and get feedback, it makes it better.” As an art student, Mahieu had the opportunity to travel to Paris, France, where he was struck by the work of Claude Monet and other Impressionist painters. But it was more than just the paintings, he said. The “café culture” of the era, where artists, musicians, writers and creative thinkers would gather and share thoughts, ideas and inspiration, appealed to him. “With Island Bohemians, we’ve created a café culture islandwide where creative people can get together socially,” he said. “We really want to create a community of connected people. In our society, people are starving for a sense of community, maybe not so much on Whidbey, but this is a great way to spend time with other creative people, learning about their work and sharing what I’m doing.” The group is open to anyone creative, especially those in the fields of music, visual arts, literature, poetry, theater, film, performance or culinary arts. There is no cost to become a member and all one really has to do is join the Island Bohemians Facebook group to be informed of upcoming events and activities.

Photo Courtesy of Brian Mahieu This Brian Mahieu painting, “Winter Sunset Looking North – Cottonwood Grove,” is part of the Contemporary Artists Collection at the Missouri State Historical Society. Mahieu, who paints outdoors rather than in a studio, painted this oil on canvas work in 24-degree weather.

The Bohemian Ball – which Mahieu anticipates will become an annual fundraiser - is an example of a basic event gone “Island Bohemian,” if you will. “We wanted to have a low key get together, have some fun, maybe have a dance,” Mahieu chuckled. “Someone mentioned a “ball” and suddenly it ratcheted up from an informal dance to a costume ball.”

Photo Courtesy of Brian Mahieu “Harbor Lights – Winter Solstice,” by Brian Mahieu.

Costumes for the Bohemian Ball are optional, but there will be prizes awarded for the best one. Everyone 21 and older is invited to attend. There will be a cash bar, music by DJ Moose and there will be a sealed bid auction of the original painting “Lady of the Ball” by Karin Bolstad. Tickets are $15 per person in advance, $20 per person at the door. Advance tickets are available online at www.islandartscouncil.org (click on the Island Bohemians link). Ticket sales support Island Bohemians. “Not only is this to have fun, but to facilitate the creation of more and better art,” said Mahieu. To learn more about Island Bohemians, go to www.islandartscouncil.org or check out the Island Bohemians Facebook page.

SARATOGA continued from page 7 lenging stylistically and we are thrilled to be collaborating again with baroque violinist and early music specialist, Tekla Cunningham,” Edwards said. “Whereas performing a new piece like Dance Card will most likely be unfamiliar to the audience, as it was composed in 2016 and has never been heard in the part of the country.” Edwards cited her pleasure in performing the Vivaldi concerto for two oboes, which will feature Ove Hanson and Frances Kenney.

“I love working with the musicians of the Saratoga Orchestra,” she said. “Saratoga musicians bring positive energy, incredible talent, and hard work to each of our concert programs, which is exciting and fun. I am appreciative of performing new music and music of women composers at such a high caliber and am extremely thankful to the wonderful Whidbey Island community for its continued support of our artistic visions.” As an added nod to the Baroque period, members of the 18th century Genteel Society of the Pacific Northwest will be

dressed in their period finery and offering sweets and treats from the era during intermission at the Jan. 27 performance. Tickets to the upcoming concerts are $25 for adults and $20 for seniors/military. Students under 18 are admitted free (students under 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult). The concert on Saturday, Jan. 27 is a suggested donation. Tickets are available at Blue Sound Music and Moonraker Books in Langley, bayleaf in Coupeville, Click Music in Oak Harbor or at the door. More information and online tickets are available at www.sowhidbey.com or by calling 360-929-3045.

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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.) Den of Thieves: This bank-heist movie starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent is two hours and 20 minutes long, which begs so many questions. How much exposition can this plot possibly need? Can Butler even handle that many lines? Was this movie made to be watched on airplanes where people have a surplus of time and are really bored?  (R • 2 hrs. 20 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.) I, Tonya: It never occurred to me the world needed a dramatic recounting of the weirder-than-life saga of disgraced former Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding starring Margot Robbie, but now that it exists, I realize what we’ve been missing.  (R • 1 hr. 59 min.)

Molly’s Game: This movie is written and directed by Aaron Sorkin (be still my beating heart), who finds a great story to tell in the saga of Molly Bloom, former Olympic-class skier who spent a decade running the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game before being raided and arrested by the FBI. Jessica Chastain plays Bloom, adding another highly skilled performance to an already impressive cinematic resume.  (R • 2 hrs. 20 min.)

Pitch Perfect 3: It was cute the first time, it was less so the second. In this case, the third time is most definitely not the charm. This had indeed better be the “last call, Pitches.”  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 33 min.) The Post: When I watched Steven Spielberg’s star-studded (Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Alison Brie, Bob Odenkirk) recounting of the race to publish the Pentagon Papers by "The Washington Post" and the legal battle that ensued, the audience in the theater clapped and cheered at a couple of points along the way. See it, applaud if you are so inclined and be reminded of the power of the press in protecting America from itself.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 55 min.) 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, but sadly your movie is not worthy of you.  (R • 1 hr. 28 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– For Anacortes theater showings, please see Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Karen Gillan–can make a decent go of it. Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 52 min.)Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty ratingpage. 0.26)

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18TH CENTURY EATS How lovely it must have been to take a rest after whatever your long, hard day might have looked like in the 1700s. For some, perhaps it was the stresses the upper echelons of society felt they had to endure (for the ladies, it must have been positively exhausting wearing hoops and velvets) and for others maybe it was their day spent cobbling, working in factories, or farming the land. Whatever it was you took reprieve from in the 1700s, it must have been wonderful to do so over a favorite dinner. In our day and age now, the dinner options have no limits in terms of what we have to choose from. Our ability to obtain even the most exotic ingredients is little more than a trip to a store we might normally not shop at. So, it’s always fascinating to take a look back in time and see how far we’ve actually come and how every aspect of life is interwoven. Changes in one area can and do affect other facets. In the 18th century, the cookery book had become extremely popular. With printing presses able to turn out copies in a fraction of the time it took a scribe to notate long held family food traditions by hand, in all their countless quantities, they became something most households had. In England particularly, a newfound sense of materialism gripped the country and saw massive changes to population distribution. Landowners began the quest to commercialize farming land which meant


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country folk were finding their way into cities to look for work, and this meant a dietary change was at hand. Technological advances generally, and the industrial revolution, meant new and innovative advances in the kitchen. From utensils to the way in which meats were roasted – all new ways of cooking made an appearance on the 18th century food scene. The different classes of course had access to different foods, and not just in Europe. When we look across the world, we see how food and its evolution through time is affected by many different factors and again, as I said before, how intertwined they become. Take China for example. Between the 17th and 18th centuries there was a considerably lengthy period of peace, and it was during these years the population of the country grew exponentially. This meant internal relocation was commonplace but the land necessary to compensate, crop wise, for all the many millions more people moving and migrating was not always able to produce the crops needed to meet nutritional demands. China, innovative as always, cultivated different strains of rice which ripened quicker, and the introduction of exotic foods meant gastronomic horizons were expanded. All of this is well and good, but what happened when the land was cultivated extremely thin and the population’s need to be nourished grew along with their numbers and became incompatible? You see, there are so many factors which affect


the way in which we humans derive new and ingenious ways to combat challenges we may face. I think the 18th century was a turning point in more ways than one. With wars raging, shipping routes established and free trade continuing and being embargoed intermittently depending on the political tide – all of it affecting the most fundamental aspect of life: food. Even in the colonies, how people nourished themselves differed from one to the next. But one thing featured prominently, regardless of colony, was the coffee house. With its roots long established in both the literary and political arena, a platform for discussion and debate, it made its way over to America, where its popularity soared. Today, we sit and click, clack, clack away on our laptops or become absorbed in the low hum of the chatter around us in coffee shops. Perhaps we’ll listen to the hissing and whishing of coffee frothing and anticipate its dark smoky flavor on our tongues. But it wasn’t always so and it’s interesting to see how times have changed. Even the worst times in history contributed to the diets which we have come to recognize as traditional American fare. When slavery was at its peak, the cargo ships which brought slaves from Africa also brought crops. From rice and black-eyed peas to cassava, yams, millet, and sorghum, all of it is now part of an American diet. The intermingling of cultures, trade routes, wars, slavery, the industrial revolution, the age of enlightenment, migration – all of these molding the very foods we eat today. So with the unquantifiable amount of information surrounding anything we eat, from origins to ingredients, I find one of the most intriguing to be that someone decided to use cloth in cookery and how it came to be a cooking utensil when making “pudding” (not like the creamy Jell-O stuff you buy). In fact, pudding is dessert and when they were first made in England they apparently closely resembled sausage links. Prepared using the stomach lining of a newly slaughtered animal, they were filled with suet, oatmeal, spices etc. The drawback to this was no one could just open their fridge and stick the ‘pudding’ in there; this could only be served at certain times. Restrictive. Then one day an enterprising chef decided to make a pudding in a cloth instead of animal innards, resulting in the ability

to enjoy NOT having to refrigerate the food. And while pudding was traditionally savory, by the 18th century everyone was experimenting with cloth to prepare them and it meant the introduction of sweet desserts. If I were to sit here and talk about all the many puddings of the 18th century, dear readers, I would be here for weeks and I dare say it would get a little boring. So I will leave you with just one pudding recipe to try. Because cooking a pudding in a cloth is a little like steaming it, I will include a recipe for steamed microwave pudding. The food might just befit the weather! I hope you enjoy and if you try it, let me know how you like it! Please send your comments, questions and any recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and let’s do just that! Simple Microwave Syrup Sponge Pudding 4 oz. butter, melted 4 oz. sugar 5 oz. all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 2 small lemons, juice and zest 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoons golden syrup, or jam Grease a 1 quart (2 pint) microwave safe bowl. Sift flour and baking powder together into a separate mixing bowl. In a third bowl, beat the sugar and butter together. Add in the eggs and gradually incorporate the flour mixture. Add the lemon juice and zest and mix well. Add the milk and combine. Spoon the batter into the greased microwave safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave on full power for four minutes. The pudding should begin to shrink. Allow to stand and cool for 3 minutes, after which it should be springy to the touch. Turn this out onto a plate or spoon a helping into a bowl and serve with whipped cream and a drizzle of gold syrup or a spoonful of jam and enjoy! www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/syrupspongewithprope_4983 www.afe.easia.columbia.edu/special/china_1750_ demographic.htm www.bl.uk/learning/ To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Evidence may be lacking for a certain strongly held belief of yours this week, but hold your position and be patient. Time will eventually prove you right. An erratic friendship may provide just the right bit of information you need to justify your position. As much as you want to believe what you’re told, take the time to confirm the facts before you act on them. Some things on the 21st are not what they appear to be. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your lifeline this week is your trust in that which you know in your bones to be correct and true. Off the wall advice coming from many directions may get bewildering at times. When it does, rely on your inner moral compass to steer you right. Your partner in the matter may not exhibit the necessary detachment in a key moment, which puts the brunt of decision making on you. Greed works against you on the 21st. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Getting too attached to your position is risky this week. The danger of meddling in affairs that aren’t really yours to dabble in is that you’ll become too enmeshed to exit when the time comes. Be sure that is happening if you lose sight of everyone’s viewpoint but your own. Ill-considered vows of allegiance are the start of this slippery trail. Once begun, it’s difficult to turn around. Think before you speak on the 21st. CANCER (June 22-July 22) It’s not enough just to live a balanced life this week. You’ll want to reach out and communicate what you have in a way that extends your balance to others. The satisfaction that comes of being fair in your dealings is really what you’re about here. There is lots of room for improvement in the world and it’s into those areas that you want to insert yourself. You won’t have far to look on the 21st to find just the right spot. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It’s shaping up to be a disciplined week of hard work ahead, but that need not mean you can’t also enjoy yourself and have fun. You can do it all. Your first impulse is the one to go with in all matters that require action. Speed is your friend. You are heading toward liberation from the ties that bind, and focused effort is the quickest way to reach them. Put all distractions aside on the 21st as you forge ahead.   VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Problems at home this week are your clue that you need to devote some quality time and attention to the things that matter most in life. You might want to begin by renewing your connections to children and family, in whatever way works for you. The appeals of

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You enter a 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 and property are likely to be the subject matter for some firmly held opinions. Only considerable restraint will prevent your ideas from coming out as sharp words. Charitable contributions may figure into the conversation. Other issues may include the question of where optimism loses contact with reality and becomes impracticality. All of this figures in some degree into your choices and decisions on the 21st. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your powerful will and a spirit of cooperation are the perfect tools of negotiation in all matters financial this week. Without those, your involvement in some decidedly unstable situations could escalate emotions to a high level. Creative thinking is just the thing to inject fun and excitement into an otherwise tedious situation on the 21st. On that day more than most, life is what you make of it. Use it wisely.   CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Assets and ownership are likely to figure into your thinking quite often this week. Mutual rights may raise questions around the issue of control. Creative persuasion will often carry the day, but be careful of making spur of the moment promises that you can’t deliver on later. Painting yourself into such a corner is easy to do on the 21st. Avoid doing so by making sure of your exit before entering in.   AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Freedom to act and plenty of maneuvering room are pluses in your favor this week. You’re likely to come across as an authority without even trying, so no need to be weighty in your business dealings. Fair play and a spirit of equality will carry you farther than mere covert pressure on the 21st. Secret indulgences for the sake of the greater good are a probable part of the picture, as is travel. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your inherent generosity makes you a force for good in the lives of others this week, sometimes unwittingly. Your deeds continue to ripple beneficially outward long after you do them. Feelings of neediness inside you on the 21st might also be your perceptions of a need within someone close to you. Their bluff and bluster is simply a cover, so don’t expect them to come right out and tell you about it. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


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12:51 am, SR 525 Reporting party advising a while ago she went for a walk in the woods and two subjects began harassing her. Reporting party is now back at her trailer. Advising subjects are still in the woods yelling things at her.

SUNDAY, NOV. 19 10:18 am, Lancaster Rd. Reporting party advising of a cow in back yard; does not know where it belongs.

8:41 am, SR 525 Caller advising neighbor is “looking for people in the woods.” Says neighbor is very frantic looking for people in his yard.

7:04 pm, Golf Course Rd. Male caller on line said “Who is this and why?” Keeps asking why call taker is on phone. When advised he called 9-1-1, he hung up without answering questions.

8:42 am, Jacobs Rd. Party reporting a home broken into; suspects evicted tenants. Reporting faucets were all turned on and drains were plugged, resulting in water damage.

10:37 pm, S East Camano Dr. Reporting party advising neighbor has been harassing reporting party with a spotlight that shines directly into window, leaving it on all night; ongoing problem.

3:26 pm, Mardel Dr. Caller reporting male looking into her home; ongoing issue. Last occurred two to three hours ago.

MONDAY, NOV. 20 2:44 am, Monkey Hill Rd. Caller advising male subject is walking in middle of the road on center yellow line. 9:21 am, Golf Course Rd. Party requesting call regarding being tired of Island County employees – North Whidbey Fire and Rescue, Island County Sheriff's Office and Whidbey General Hospital – coming to his property. Doesn't want it to ever happen again. 10:55 am, Lancaster Rd. Caller reporting a cow walking down roadway on Lancaster Rd.; ICOM attempting to make contact with owner. TUESDAY, NOV. 21 9:52 am, Maxwelton Rd. Reporting party advising a dark blue Ram pickup pulling lawn mower behind; attached to tow hitch. Mower is swaying from side to side. 11:32 am, Jacobs Rd. Caller advising tenants were evicted last week; states house was locked up last night. Told by another party who is working for caller that the garage was broken into and water was turned on. 3:08 pm, Denneboom Rd. Party requesting call; believes the Department of Health is defrauding her by sending her requests to do a survey and then offering her $5 for 25 minutes of her time (the survey). 4:10 pm, Evergreen St. Caller states someone is hacking into her iPod and computer; requesting call. Suspects unknown but states several persons are doing this. 6:30 pm, Main St. Reporting party states male subject is in front of location in the bushes near the front door; subject not making eye contact with persons. Reporting party

3:38 pm, E Sleeper Rd. Party requesting call. Advising bought an animal online. Reporting party wired $650 through Money Gram; seller was supposed to ship the bird today and received “scam emails” from the shipper. 4:27 pm, Wells Way Caller reporting two pigs in yard; beige with black spots. 9:07 pm, SR 532 Reporting party states just walked out of door and got hit in the face with a ramp; states subject is right outside gate now. THURSDAY, NOV. 23 3:39 am, Campbell Rd. Caller advising wife drove vehicle into a ditch and then walked home; wife was driving home from a friend's house. Cannot remember where it happened, possibly two hours ago. No injuries, no other vehicles involved. 7:28 am, SW 6th Ave. Party advising female threatened to beat her in the street. 11:15 am, Rhododendron Dr. Caller advising someone drove through caller's yard; unknown how long ago. 4:15 pm, N East Camano Dr. Female on the line requesting to talk to Camano law enforcement; not answering call taker's questions, just screaming “stick CPS up your and Christina snorting coke.” Reporting party's words very unclear; wouldn't give call taker any information. 10:45 pm, Campbell Rd. Reporting party advising she was told by husband who is driving home that there is a male subject dressed in camouflage gear standing at the corner holding a flashlight; states subject stands in the middle of the road and then moves to the side. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

when possible. Grants are also being written to subsidize as much of the cost as possible. Outcast Productions is currently aiming to raise funds through a capital campaign in increments of $2,000. For more information, visit the Facebook page for Outcast Productions.

Ned Farley and K. Sandy O’Brien, the founders and Co-Artistic Directors of Outcast Productions, are pleased and proud to announce the new season for their company operating in the Black Box Theater at the former Island County Fair Grounds in Langley. Farley notes, “Our loyal patron base continues to grow, and we are drawing many theater goers who are coming from off-island.” The new season includes: Annoyance by Sam Bobrick, directed by K. Sandy O’Brien, March 16 - 31 Slowgirl by Greg Pierce, directed by Edward Jordon - May 18 - June 2 New Works Project: Over My Dead Body, by Suzanne Kelman, director to be announced, June 30 & July 1 $38,000 For A Friendly Face, by Kristin Shepherd, directed by Laura Berkley Boram, September 14 - 29 The Hotel Belleclaire, Book & Lyrics by June Rachelson-Ospa, Music by Kezia Hirsey, directed by Ned Farley, November 2 - 17 (World Premiere) Establishing the theater at the fairgrounds required a good deal of work. The improvements and alterations to the building included: painting the entire space, converting it into a true black box theater, creating new seating, and hanging light bars for lighting to free up more space, expanding the stage to allow for larger cast shows, the addition of a tech booth and insulated dressing rooms, and a greatly improved sound system. Season tickets to Outcast Productions are on sale now. Season ticket holders save 10% over individual ticket sales. Order season tickets online using your credit card: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3190951 or to pay by check, please request your season ticket ordering form at ocp@whidbey.com. The season ticket package includes tickets to all four productions: Student/Senior - $52 Adult - $67 Add on tickets to the New Works Project are just $10 each. For more information about Outcast Productions, visit their website: http:// www.outcastproductions.net/ Outcast Productions is looking for support for on-going capital improvements: While OutCast Productions operates its budget primarily from ticket sales revenue, there are current fundraising initiatives for capital improvements of the theater space. Recent theater improvements have included new seating and a ductless heating/cooling system which vastly improved both the comfort for patrons as well as better sight lines of the stage. The capital campaign for these improvements raised the $7,000 necessary to pay for approximately 75% of the renovation costs. Outcast Productions has started an additional campaign to raise funds for new stage lighting to replace the current high energy use lighting with low, LED energy efficient stage lighting which will not only dramatically increase the flexibility for the lighting designer but also decrease the amount of electricity utilized and allow for more light instruments to be available for use. The initial estimate for the ultimate “wish list” is in the vicinity of $30,000 - $40,000; however realistically the plan is to meet these needs gradually, starting with a basic lighting package and adding to it

Whidbey Audubon Society is generously awarding scholarships for 2017-2018 school year graduating Whidbey Island high school seniors. The 2018 Whidbey Audubon Society Renee Smith Scholarships for environmental and conservation study amount to several scholarships, ranging from $1,500 to $2,500, totaling $4,500. These scholarships are being offered to students pursuing a 4-year university degree in environmental studies. Application forms are available at all three Whidbey Island high school counseling offices and, also, posted on the Whidbey Audubon website www.whidbeyaudubon.org. Scholarship committee chair Ann Sullivan explains how to navigate to the scholarship page from the website, “On the website, select About Whidbey Audubon, then select Scholarships.” Applications are due at the high school counselor offices by Friday, March 9, 2018. Insightful information about previous scholarship recipients is also available on that website page. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon Publicity chair]

Oak Harbor Rotary Opens Grant Applications for Community Service Grants Program The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor is pleased to announce a Call for Grant Applications for its 6th annual Community Service Grants Program. The Friday-noon Rotary initiated its Community Service Grants in 2013 to promote the quality of life in the Oak Harbor and North Whidbey Island Community and is focused on supporting organizations that act on the needs of people in need. In the prior 5 years, the Club has awarded more than $25,000 and over 20 Grants. Recent recipients include: Whidbey Homeless Coalition, SPIN Café, Impaired Driving Impact Panel, Garage of Blessings, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity. Emailed grant applications are due by March 6 and details can be found on the Club’s website - http://ohrotary.org/SitePage/communityservice-grants. The Club anticipates awarding grants in the range of $1,000 to $500. The Oak Harbor Rotary has a longstanding reputation for its history of leadership in community service. In the past, the Club has spearheaded the drive to build the HS football stadium, donated the swimming Lagoon at Windjammer Park and has awarded over $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at OHHS. More recently, the Club has initiated the Elementary School Backpack Program which helps to insure that kids have nutritious snacks for the weekends when school lunch programs are not available and frequently volunteers to serve meals at the SPIN Café and performs night-host duties at the Haven Shelter. The Club has also stepped forward as the principal supporter of the annual Craig McKenzie Team Hydros for Heroes boat racing event. Anyone may make contributions to the Oak Harbor Rotary Club. Checks may be made payable to the Oak Harbor Rotary Foundation, Oak Harbor Rotary Club, PO Box 442, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Rotary is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and your contribution may be tax deductible. [Submitted by George Saul]

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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, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Victim Support Services has Advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line (888) 388-9221. Free Service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for Board Members to join the dynamic Board of Island Senior Resources and serve the needs of Island County Seniors. Of particular interest are representatives from North Whidbey. For more information please contact: reception@islandseniorservices.org

JOB MARKET Regency on Whidbey is seeking a part-time Community Relations Assistant. Candidates must have excellent communications and organizational skills and be able to work effectively in a fast pace industry. Primary task is actively be involved in outreach and promoting our community. CRA will work with external and internal groups, including other organizations and be responsible for coordination of internal and external events. CRA will help to distribute promotional materials to clients and will provide general support for public relations related in all business area. CRA will work directly with the Community Relations Director. Looking for an individual whose embedded in the community. Apply in person at 1040 SW Kimball Drive to complete your application, ensure you

bring your cover letter, resume and references or visit www. regencywhidbey.com and click on Career Center. (2) 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 (0) 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. Email:  susan.valenzuela@ ybswa.net (1) We are looking for a dynamic Account Executive. Applicant has to be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated; must possess exceptional customer service and organizational skills; marketing or advertising background desired. If you want to join a successful, growing organization and have a strong work ethic, we want to talk to you. Email your cover letter and resume to info@whidbeyweekly.com DRIVERS: Drivers wanted for Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle. CDL/ P2 Preferred, Training available for those without. Full Time,

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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 (1)

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 (0)

MISCELLANEOUS 6 ProMag Springfield Magazines, M1A/M14.308 Cal 20 round, Black phosphate steel, $15 each. Steve Bennett (360) 331-4779 (1) Over 50 LP (vinyl) albums for sale, various artists, $3 ea. Call (360) 331-1063 (1) Looking 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: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

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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LAWN AND GARDEN Used split rail fence available, you haul. 63 rails at 10 or 12 feet long, 23 posts. $100 for all, obo. In Freeland. Call Jim at (360) 840-0115 (1) 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 Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.49)





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