Whidbey Weekly, May 3, 2018

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Whidbey Island Orchestra

Grieg, Glazunov, Anderson, Haydn and Mendelssohn

7:00 p.m. Friday, May 11th Mother’s Day, 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13th

Trinity Lutheran 18341 WA-525, Freeland Featuring Young Whidbey Island Soloists:

Quinn Pease, Avrey Scharwat, Carli Newman and Dustin Scharwat

Admission is free. Donations supporting Whidbey Island Orchestra’s mission are encouraged. Reception to follow. For more information about the orchestra or how to join: membership@whidbeyorchestras.org Graphic Design: Nicole Boston | Photographer: jim carroll - jshuimages.com

A 501(c)(3) organization

More Local Events inside

FRIDAY, MAY 4 • 7p.m. Doors open 6:30 p.m.

Harvest Fest Races Zumba & Hula by Ate Flo SW Syrian Refugee Project WICA • 565 Camano Ave, Langley, WA Coupeville Green Knights of Columbus Langley United Methodist Church SATURDAY, MAY 5 • 7p.m. Women Who Changed America SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES Coupeville Oak Harbor Langley Doors open 6:30 p.m. FOUNDATION Page 6 Page Elks 6 Lodge • 155 NE Ernst St, Oak Harbor, WA Page 9 Jill S. Tietjen, P.E. FREE COMMUNITY EVENT • FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT SNO-ISLEFOUNDATION.ORG/SUNDBERG



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THANK YOU! We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the over 2,000 participants, the sponsors, volunteers, and the very supportive residents of Whidbey Island for helping make our 2018 Whidbey Island Marathon a resounding success. We hope to see you in 2019!

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By the time you read this, you have either already paid your property tax, or the drones are circling your wagons. Just kidding.

The late fees aren't too bad the first thirty days. The second month, your second mortgage goes into the third dimension. Caution Hopefully, this does not read so far like I am whispering. But, I am. I am whispering because I took my hearing aids out. I don't want to hear myself think. Sometimes, it gets in the way. Happy Birthday, Willie Given Willie's tax problems forty plus years ago, is it not great our property taxes were due the day after Willie's birthday? Willie just turned 85, but Willie's various biographies often list April 29 and/or April 30 as his birth date. According to Wikipedia, Willie was born April 29, 1933, during the Great Depression, to Myrle Marie (née Greenhaw) and Ira Doyle Nelson. He was born April 29, but his birth was recorded by doctor F. D. Sims April 30. It was either a long night or a two-day celebration. Stay all night, stay a little longer, the Red Headed Stranger is rockin' the air waves again with his latest, Last Man Standing. Produced by his life long good buddy, Buddy Cannon, this eleven song masterpiece has more Willie wisdom than any album since Phases & Stages (1974), back when Willie penned and sang about the perceptions and lives of men and women. Willie and Buddy co-wrote every song in Last Man Standing. Upon first listen to their most recent connection, I felt as if the next song heard was my new favorite song, until hearing the next song. Repeat as needed. After listening to Willie's album three times, I now have my nine favorite songs tied for first place, out of eleven candidates. The other two songs are tied for second favorite. Shall we share some lyrics without violating any copywrongs? From Bad Breath, cut #3 Don't ever complain about nothin', Before we can walk, we all gotta crawl And halitosis is a word I never could spell But bad breath is better than no breath at all From Something You Get Through, cut #5 It's not something you get over But it's something you get through It's not ours to be taken It's just a thing we get to do From I'll Try To Do Better Next Time, cut #10 The Good Book says love everybody And the Lord knows I really have tried So I'll throw a kiss to the ones that I missed And I'll try to do better next time Yep. Willie and Buddy have done it again. Bring on the Grammy nominations. Errata cantata Last week's omission of zip code 98260 in this column was purely unintentional. Long live Langley, The Village by the Sea, my first island zip code. My too unnoticed to be grievous error was caught by our eagle-eyed Island County Treasurer, Wanda Grone. Now that I know Treasurer Grone is reading page three, I shall never be late again in Coupeville, the second oldest town in Washington, zip code 98239. More particularly, I shall not be late Saturday, May 12, at the Penn Cove Water Festival. Hope to see you at the canoe launch between high noon and high tide.


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The Store Age So many containers What are they for? Square ones, round ones Boxes by the door Red ones, green ones Wire mesh, too Too many containers What do they do? Most are empty Some have files Some have nail clippers From across the miles A few have reading Some are for gigs With all my containers You'd think I was pigs Blank picture frames Empty staplers DVD movies Old newspapers Watch your step Around my place Containers on the floor I am a basket case Cinco de Mayo South Whidbey Commons Cafe and Books at 124 2nd Street in Langley, will be hosting Peter Lawlor, the Poet Laureate of Whidbey Island, from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 5. Peter will be reading from his latest sea-focused book, Footprints. First Saturday Authors is a free community event. Joining in the festivities will be Peter's daughter Gretchen Lawlor and poet and actor Joni Takanikos. Hope to see you there. The South Whidbey Commons has delicious pastries, ice cream and beverages to enhance the afternoon. Marriage lobby I told my son, “You will marry the girl that I choose for you.” He said, “NO!” I told him, “She is Bill Gates’ daughter.” He said, “OK.” I called Bill Gates and said, “I want your daughter to marry my son.” Bill Gates said, “NO.” I told Bill Gates, My son is the CEO of World Bank.” Bill Gates said, “OK.” I called the President of World Bank and asked him to make my son the CEO. He said, “NO.” I told him, “My son is Bill Gates’ son-in-law.” He said, “OK.” This is exactly how politics works. Thanks to my political intern for the above chortle. Snoring solution The guys were all at a deer camp. No one wanted to room with Bob, because he snored so badly. They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns. The first guy slept with Bob and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? He said, "Bob snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night." The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot. They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!" He said, "Man, Bob shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night." The third night was Fred's turn. Fred was a tanned, older cowboy, a man's man. The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said. They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?" He said, "Well, we got ready for bed. I went and tucked Bob into bed, patted him on the butt, and kissed him good night. Bob sat up and watched me all night." To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

South Whidbey Screening of CARE an award-winning documentary Tuesday, May 8, 6:30-8:30PM Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall

The film delves deeply into the world of home care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their older clients and pulls back the curtain on the largely unseen world of in-home care. A panel discussion of the crisis in long-term care will follow. FREE ADMISSION Presented by: PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action), South Whidbey Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, South Whidbey at Home, SEIU 775NW, Island County Democrats

For more information, contact psaraedfund@psara.org or call Robby at 206-391-6998

COMMUNITY PRAYER EVENTS May 3rd 10:00 a.m. Concordia Lutheran Church 590 N. Oak Harbor St., Oak Harbor 12:15-1:00 p.m. Island Co. Courthouse (north side) 7th St., Coupeville 5:30-6:30 p.m. N. Whidbey Middle School, 67 NE Izett St., Oak Harbor







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Bits & Pieces For information, contact Pam Wessel-Estes at (360) 341-2324, or pam.wessel-estes@skagit. edu

[Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Keeping Land Wild for Wildlife

Followed by panel discussion of the crisis in long-term care

At a moment when the older population is rapidly expanding, CARE highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we support families who need these services and how we compensate workers who provide the services. CARE explores the stories of individuals like Vilma, an undocumented care provider who cares for 92-year-old Dee, once an active businesswoman now living in virtual isolation as a result of dementia. And Toni, whose Parkinson’s stricken husband requires 24-hour care, forcing her to contend first with her complicated initial feelings of discomfort and later dependence on having care workers in her home. The film exposes how, despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. And how those middle class individuals who are in need of care often face great financial strain as a result. Through these personal stories, CARE reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by older people, their families and their care workers. The film will be shown free of charge Tuesday, May 8, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm in the Langley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. A panel following the film will feature Cheryn Weiser, Executive Director, Island Senior Services and a family caregiver, Jerene, a South Whidbey homecare provider, and Madeline Foutch, SEIU 775 Strategic Campaign Coordinator, who is leading the campaign to pass state legislation to provide financial assistance for long-term care. After brief presentations by each panelist, there will be opportunity for general discussion.

Using heavy equipment to do the initial creation of a new creek channel at Dugualla Heights. Photo by Jessica Larson

Jessica Larson, land steward for the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, is the guest presenter at the Whidbey Audubon meeting at 7:00pm on Thursday, May 10 in the Coupeville Recreation Hall. She will begin with an overview of what the Land Trust does and then focus on several habitat restoration projects that have been completed or are currently being conducted. Larson explores forest, prairie, wetland and shoreline restoration and how the work of the Land Trust has helped to improve these habitats and how these improvements impact the wildlife in the area.

Prior to joining the Land Trust, Jessica worked with Mount Rainier National Park and Longview Timber. She received her bachelor of science in Environmental Science and Resource Management from the University of Washington and certificate in GIS from Green River Community College. The event is free and open to the public. The doors open at 7:00pm for light refreshment, followed by a short meeting and elections to the Whidbey Audubon Society’s board of directors. The program begins at 7:30pm. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon Publicity Chair]

Whidbey SailFest, Celebrating the Maritime Culture of Whidbey Island

[Submitted by Robby Stern]

Skagit Valley College South Whidbey Center to Host Running Start Information Session

Running Start is a state funded program for qualified juniors and seniors to take collegelevel classes and earn credits for both high school and college at the same time, free college tuition and up to two years of college completed. The evening is open to middle school, high school and home schooled students, parents, educators, and anyone who would like to learn more about the program and how to apply.

Vancouver knew this place we call home was special, so on June 4, 1792, not far from Mukilteo, the good captain claimed our region – “New Georgia” – for his sovereign, King George III, in honor of the royal birthday. It would take Americans nearly six more decades to re-baptize the region to honor the proper George: our President Washington. Here is your chance to sail back in time and man the decks of yesteryear. For more information, visit www.whidbeysailfest.com [Submitted by Missy Villapudua, CMHF Board Member]

Locals for Locals Anniversary Concert WICA 22nd Anniversary

Jessica Larson joined the Land Trust in October 2008. She is responsible for coordinating the monitoring and stewardship of all conservation easements and protected lands owned by the Land Trust. Using her background in forest management, volunteer coordination and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), she develops land management plans, trains stewardship volunteers and creates property maps.

For more information or assistance, contact Robby Stern at (206) 391-6998, or robby. stern@gmail.com

Skagit Valley College South Whidbey Center (SWC) will host a Running Start information session on Wednesday, May 9 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at the SWC, located at 723 Camano Avenue, Room 112, Langley.

In 1792, while Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were slugging it out in our first president’s cabinet, Britain’s Captain George Vancouver was leading the HMS Discovery and its tender, Chatham, into what is now Washington State – the first Europeans to enter the spectacular Admiralty Inlet into Puget Sound.

LOCALLY OPERATED to miss. Get your tickets early; this will sell out! All seats $22. Proceeds from these concerts underwrite the Local Artist Series. Zech Hall Piano Bar will open one hour prior to the event. Tickets available at the WICA Box Office: (360) 221-8268 or online at https:// tickets.wicaonline.org [Submitted by Fritha Strand, Marketing Manager, WICA]

WhidbeyHealth Volunteers Celebrated at Recent Rec Hall Luncheon

Discovery’s master, Joseph Whidbey, was the first to circumnavigate the island that came to bear his name, revealing the geologic “Deception” at its north end – the hidden passage to Skagit Bay.

South Whidbey Screening of Award-Winning Documentary CARE

Presented by PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action), South Whidbey Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, South Whidbey at Home, SEIU 775NW, and Island County Democrats, this film delves deeply into the world of home care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their older clients and pulls back the curtain on the largely unseen world of in-home care.

launch their own tradition – celebrating more than two centuries of tall ships on Penn Cove.


Whidbey Island maritime heritage groups have come together to present Whidbey SailFest, a week-long celebration of our rich nautical traditions on historic Penn Cove. From May 16 to May 23, visitors will find a selection of family fun offerings, based at the 1905 Coupeville Wharf: history sails, kids’ activities, maritime music, and three beautiful sailing vessels to visit. Free your inner commodore – or pirate – and bring the whole crew! For full information, visit www.whidbeysailfest.com to see the schedule of events. The record of tall ships in our waters is as old as the U.S. Constitution, so it is fitting that the people of Joseph Whidbey’s island should

WhidbeyHealth volunteers in front row, Susan Hamilton, Betsy Eidsmoe, Pamela Schroeder, and in back row, Jan Boonstra and Diantha Douglas have donated more than 2,500 hours between them.

WhidbeyHealth Foundation staff invited hospital volunteers to lunch at the Coupeville Recreation Hall recently to celebrate their many hours of dedicated service. The hall was decorated in bright pastel spring colors with multi-colored tulips adorning the tables. A buffet lunch of sandwiches, salads and fruit was served and volunteers were treated to a “sweet-tooth table” where they were encouraged to take home bags of penny candy and flower-iced cupcakes. Beautiful potted flowers were also given as door prizes to a lucky few. But the main event was to honor these volunteers for the important work they do for our healthcare system.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents the Locals for Locals Anniversary Concerts May 18 and 19 at 7:30pm. Randy Hudson and the Heggenes Valley Boys return for WICA’s 22nd Anniversary weekend concerts featuring a rollicking local talent variety show. Expect great music, hilarious parodies, and surprises all weekend. Locals for Locals features Whidbey favorites The Heggenes Valley Boys (Joe Jeszeck, Russel Link, Ed Fickbohm, Kathy Link, Bill Currie, Randy Hudson) and returning favorite Resonance (Claudia Walker, Julie Glover, Mona Reardon). Special guests Tom Walker and Tom Fisher, who performed as members of the Rural Characters for many years, will join Link and Hudson of the Heggenes Valley Boys for a sidesplitting set of old and new songs dedicated to Island life and the craft of humorous songwriting. The show will also include an electrifying number by Greg Garbarino, debuting his 60’s rock star persona, and a special tribute to the 25th anniversary of Hearts and Hammers by the Open Circle Singers. Hudson, who has been involved in every anniversary show since 2003, thinks it’s remarkable how people have come to look forward to this annual event. He feels it’s because “Folks know what they’re in for and show up cheerful and ready to be entertained - and there’s nothing like performing to a friendly home town crowd. It’s a good deal – the more fun we have the more fun the audience has. And the fact that the money raised helps make it possible for so many other local artists to take advantage of this great community performance space makes it even better.”

“We love our volunteers,” said Foundation Volunteer Coordinator Heather Zustiak. “We want them to know how grateful we are for their time and dedication to WhidbeyHealth and that their work is invaluable to the hospital and clinics.” Several volunteers received commemorative pins for reaching notable service hours, including Betsy Eidsmoe and Alyssa Graham, who have each dedicated 5,000 hours to the hospital or clinics through years of volunteering. Other notable longtime volunteers include Susan Hamilton, Diantha Douglas and Vada McGuire, who all have donated 1,000 hours; and Pamela Schroeder, Jan Boonstra, Margo Bottolsfson, Sarah Cash, Lynn Cushway and Jerry Jones, who have dedicated 500 hours to WhidbeyHealth. These volunteers do everything from working in the hospital gift shop to helping out at the clinics, in the Rehab Care Life Center or at WhidbeyHealth’s Lifeline Services office in Freeland. Other volunteers at the event included some members of the Patient and Family Advisory Council who meet once per month in an effort to provide a bridge between patients, their families, hospital staff and the community to improve patient care and experience. Also in attendance were WhidbeyHealth volunteer chaplains, and members of the Polly Harpole Guild, the last guild remaining from the original 20 hospital guilds established in 1957 to build the hospital. The Foundation and the WhidbeyHealth administration extend their deepest gratitude to all these volunteers for the generous and vital service they provide to our community. [Submitted by Patricia Duff, WhidbeyHealth]

Queer Pride on Whidbey Announces 5th Annual Parade

“Of all the programming throughout the years, the Locals for Locals Anniversary Concert and the Local Artist Series speak most clearly to the heart of WICA’s mission. This is the 18th year of the Locals for Locals concert and my last as the Executive Director of WICA. I am grateful to the Rural Characters, who many years ago offered to help out with the annual concert, and wound up bringing to life everything we love about Whidbey,” said Stacie Burgua.

1st Annual Queer Pride Parade on Whidbey. Photo by David Welton

Bring your friends and family for a fast-paced entertainment extravaganza you won’t want

Queer Pride on Whidbey (QPOW) will host the 5th Annual Queer Pride Parade on Whid-

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LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED Y OWNED bey, Saturday, June 16 at 2:00pm in downtown Langley. Celebrating the LGBTQ+ community of Whidbey Island, the group and parade continue to identify as a “Queer” Pride event to be inclusive to community members who live outside binary gender (trans, non-conforming, genderfluid, agender) and sexual (pansexual, asexual, etc.) identities. Queer is a common umbrella term encompassing the many gender identities and sexual orientations that exist beyond cis-gender and heterosexuality. (Cis-gender is defined as an individual who identifies with the sex they were assigned at birth). LGBTQ+ community members and allies, as well as local businesses and organizations supporting the LGBTQ+ community, are encouraged to participate by registering to walk or ride in the parade. Pre-registration for this year’s Queer Pride Parade on Whidbey is available online at www. qpowhidbey.com/register. Day-of registration is also available at the former LMS Bus Parking Lot at 565 Camano Avenue, Langley. Day-of registration and parade assembly begin at noon Saturday, June 16. Registration and participation in the parade are always free. The parade route travels up Sixth Street, right on Anthes Avenue, right on First Street and forward onto Cascade Avenue, ending back at the start. Nominations are being accepted for Royal Family Members to ride in the honorary QPOW Royal Family float. Deadline for nominations is June 1. Submit at www.qpowhidbey.com/ royal-family

referred to as Team Fabulous. New this year! QPOW is now part of CascadiaNow!’s nonprofit family, and as a fiscally sponsored project, donations to the event are tax-deductible. For more information, visit www.qpowhidbey. com or the Facebook page www.facebook. com/queerpridewhidbey [Submitted by Skylar Newkirk]

Skagit Valley College Diversity and Equity Talks to Welcome Geena Rocero, Founder of Gender Proud As part of its Diversity and Equity Talks series, Skagit Valley College will welcome Geena Rocero to the Mount Vernon Campus for a free presentation on Friday, May 11 in McIntyre Hall at 1:00pm. An LGBTQ only workshop will also take place at 3:00pm, facilitated by Geena. Geena Rocero is the co-founder of Gender Proud, an advocacy and awareness campaign that aims to advance the rights of all transgender individuals. She is also a host of USA’s reality feature news show ASPIREist. With passion and authenticity, Geena captivates audiences with her inspiring story of strength and candid reflections on the challenges of living a life true to one’s inner self in the face of unrelenting adversity. Listeners walk away empowered and encouraged to live their authentic selves and embrace individuality. Admission is free. Individuals and large groups are welcome to attend, but please reserve your seat with Yasmeen.Davila@skagit.edu [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

There will be a volunteer meeting for folks interested in helping with the parade logistics on Sunday, June 10 at the old Bayview School Building (5611 Bayview Rd, Langley) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. QPOW is still seeking approximately 15 volunteers to join their team.

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QPOW is led this year by Skylar Newkirk, licensed social worker and transgender advocate, and backed by a planning group lovingly

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Best Western PLUS in Oak Harbor Receives Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chairman’s Award

The Chairman’s Award recognizes the Best

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Western hotels that score in the top 5 percent of more than 2,100 North American properties, with respect to cleanliness and maintenance inspection scores. Hotels must also meet Best Western’s requirements for design and high customer service scores to qualify for the award. “It’s an honor to be receiving the Chairman’s Award from Best Western,” explains C. Marshall Smith, general manager. “This award reflects Best Western PUS Oak Harbor Hotel and Conference Center management’s commitment to providing quality accommodations and services. Our housekeeping and maintenance teams have worked tremendously hard to ensure our guests’ stay is nothing short of exceptional, and we are proud to have achieved this level of success.” Located at 33175 State Route 20, Best Western PLUS Oak Harbor Hotel and Conference Center features 80 rooms that were all renovated during 2017, with fresh carpet, bathroom upgrades, additional outlets and USB ports as well as additional lighting. All rooms received new furniture, and in addition, each room has fridge, microwave, flat screen TV and a coffee maker with complimentary coffee. Each morning a hearty, full American hot breakfast is provided, consisting of omelets, scrambled eggs, boiled eggs, a waffle station, biscuits & gravy, seasoned potatoes, breads and muffins, cereal, juices, fruit and much more. Throughout the property guests stay connected with complimentary WiFi. Reservations at the Best Western PLUS may be booked by calling the hotel directly at (360) 679-4567 or by calling Best Western Hotels & Resort’s 24-hour, toll-free reservations number (800) WESTERN. Reservations are also available from Best Western’s website at Bestwestern.com.

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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.

National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 3 10:00am Concordia Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor 12:15pm-1:00pm Island County Courthouse, Coupeville 5:30pm-6:30pm North Whidbey Middle School, Oak Harbor Community prayer events open to the public. For more information, email jlh71848@aol. com or visit nationaldayofprayer.org

Book Signing with Bagels Friday, May 4, 11:00am-1:30pm Whidbey Island Bagel Factory, Clinton Book signing and conversation with Maxine Borowsky Junge, local artist and co-author of new release Dear Myra, Dear Max: A Conversation About Aging. For more information, visit https://dearmyradearmax.weebly.com

20th Annual Eagles Plant & Garden Sale Saturday, May 5, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, May 6, 9:00am-2:00pm Eagles Aerie #3418, Freeland Visit the Eagles big sale to find a great selection of plants and trees grown in the Northwest at bargain prices. Big, healthy, gallon size tomato plants, hanging baskets, fuchsias, grasses, ground cover, bedding plants, Rhodies, herbs, landscape trees, assorted veggies and more. Head inside to grab a snack or buy raffle tickets to win an assortment of great prizes, many donated by local businesses. The Eagles Aerie is located at 16691 SR 525. For more information, call (360) 321-5636.

Gift & Craft Fair Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-3:00pm Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor Everyone is welcome. Regency is located at 1040 SW Kimball Dr. For more information, call (360) 279-2224.

Farmstrong Brewers Night and Cinco de Mayo Event Live Music: Bobby O’Neal Saturday, May 5, 6:00pm-11:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Bobby O’Neal is a singer/songwriter playing Americana, Blues and Alternative. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Screening of CARE Tuesday, May 8, 6:30pm-8:30pm Langley United Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. Free This award-winning documentary delves deeply into the world of home care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their older clients and pulls back the curtain on the largely unseen world of in-home care. A panel discussion of the crisis in long-term care will follow. Presented by PSARA (Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action), South Whidbey Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, South Whidbey at Home, SEIU 775NW, Island County Democrats. For more information, email psaraedfund@psara.org or call Robby at (206) 391-6998.

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, May 10, 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.

The Next Generation Concert Friday, May 11, 7:00pm Sunday, May 13, 3:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Free Admission Whidbey Island Community Orchestra, Cynthia Morrow, Conductor, performing Grieg, Glazunov, Anderson, Haydn & Mendelssohn. Featuring performances by its next generation of soloists, Quinn Pease, Avrey Scharwat, Carli Newman & Dustin Scharwat. Reception to follow.

Soroptimist Shred Event Saturday, May 12, 10:00am-1:00pm Whidbey Island Bank, 5590 Harbor Ave, Freeland Time to spring clean your filing cabinets. Securely dispose your personal and financial records. Licensed & Bonded shredding company. Paper only, staples ok. Minimum donation is $5 for Bankers Box or grocery bag, $10 for oversized box or garbage bag. All proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island programs and training.

Celebration of Dance! Saturday, May 12, 2:00pm & 7:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Presented by Whidbey Island Dance Theatre on Mother’s Day weekend, the Island’s local pre-professional dance company will excite the audience and display true talent of young dance artists. Professional and local choreographers are setting a diverse group of works that will showcase many different styles and genres of dance. Tickets available at widtonline.org or (360) 341-2221. Come to Zech Hall before the matinee performance from 12:30pm-1:30pm for a special Mother’s Day mini brunch buffet and mimosas; or before the evening show from 5:30pm-6:30pm for desserts and small bites. There will be a no host bar as well. Tickets are extra and available online up to 24 hours before the performance or at the door.

Pop Up Diner Wednesday, May 16, 3:00pm-8:00pm Thursday, May 17, 3:00pm-8:00pm Coachman Inn, 32959 SR 20, Oak Harbor $19.50 per person Enjoy a delicious buffet presented by ShoNuff Foods. To Go orders welcome. Reservations required for meal planning. For reservations or more information, visit www.shonufffoods. com or call (360) 471-7780.

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Mother's Day Financial Gifts for Your Adult Children

Mother’s Day is almost here. If you’re a mother with grown children, you might receive flowers, candy, dinner invitations or some other type of pleasant recognition. However, you might find that you can get more enjoyment from the holiday by giving, rather than receiving. The longest-lasting gifts may be financial ones – so here are a few moves to consider:

Galleries & Art Shows 21st Annual All-Island High School Showcase of the Arts Friday, May 4, 10:00am-8:00pm Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Presented by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Whidbey Island Branch. Prizes will be awarded for Wall Art, Sculpture, Jewelry/Wearable, Ceramics and Photography. Come see what these young men and women have created.

Contribute to your child’s IRA. If your children have earned income, they are eligible to contribute to an IRA, which offers tax benefits and an almost unlimited array of investment options. You can’t contribute directly to another person’s IRA, but you can write your child a check for that purpose. This could be a valuable gift, as many people can’t afford to contribute the maximum yearly amount, which, in 2018, is $5,500, or $6,500 for those 50 or older.

First Exposures: New Photo Exhibit Opening Reception: Sunday, May 6, 11:30am-12:30pm Exhibit continues through June UUCWI Gallery, 20103 SR 525, Freeland UUCWI gallery is featuring the works of photo artists Sarah Richards and Wesa Anderson. Sarah is the founder and owner of Coupeville’s Lavender Wind Farm and Shop, and has reignited her passion for photography, focusing on vibrant color and imagination to capture the breadth and essence of a scene. In counterpoint, Wesa’s intimate and effective black and white collection of images from her visits to Whidbey highlight small sections of texture, light, and pattern. Together, they share a talent for transforming the ordinary into something new. This is the first gallery showing for each of them.

Meetings & Organizations Coupeville Garden Club Thursday, May 3, 9:30am Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Meeting begins with coffee and social time, program begins at 10:00am. Program: Discover what you can find in an apothecary and explore the magic and medicine of plants: what can you grow for herbal teas, soothing ointments, edible blossoms and other natural remedies. Speaker: Wendy Young, Doctor of Pharmacology. Raffle Prize: Win a basket of herbs, oils, and spices. The public is invited to attend.

Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, May 3, 9:30am Greenbank Progressive Club, 715 Bakken Rd. Doors open at 9:30am for a social time followed by the business meeting starting promptly at 10:00am. The May meeting is our Annual Potluck and Round Table Discussion. New members and guests are welcome.

Whidbey Weavers Guild Thursday, May 3, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institue, 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville Bring a brown bag lunch and your own beverage cup. Program: Elisabeth Hill: Deflected Doubleweave. For more information, visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org

Used Book Sale Saturday, May 5, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library

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Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices. Proceeds support Friends of the Freeland Library.

ASW welcomes painters of all levels and media to join their meetings. At this time we are also accepting new members for the 2018 year. Meeting begins with a sack lunch follow by the general meeting at noon with the demonstration at 1:00pm. This month’s guest artist is Natalie Niblack, a visual artist working in drawing, oil painting, printmaking and ceramics. Please bring artwork to share or for gentle critique. For more information, please call Deon Matzen at (360) 341-1835.

Farmers Market Book Sales Saturdays, May 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:00am-2:00pm Coupeville Farmers Market Shop locally at the Friends of the Library book nook for your “picks of the day!” Books for all seasons. Meet the Author: Janet Buttenwieser From Patient to Published: An Author Talk Monday, May 7, 1:30pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Meet Janet Buttenwieser, author of “GUTS: A Memoir.” Book sales and signing follow.

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Give gifts of stock. You know your children pretty well, so you should be familiar with the products they buy. Why not give them some shares of stock in the companies that make these products? Your children will probably enjoy being “owners” of these companies, and if they weren’t that familiar with how the financial markets work, having these shares in their possession may greatly expand their knowledge and lead to an even greater interest in investing. Donate to a charity in your child’s name. You might want to donate to a charitable organization that your child supports. In years past, such a donation might have earned you a tax deduction, but the new tax laws, which include a much higher standard deduction, may keep many people from itemizing. Still, it’s possible for a charitable gift to provide you with a tax benefit, depending on your age. If you’re 70 ½ or older, you must start taking withdrawals from your traditional IRA and your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan, but by moving the withdrawal directly to a qualified charitable group, the money won’t count as part of your adjusted gross income, so, in effect, you can get a tax break from your generosity. Review your estate strategy. Like virtually all parents, you’d probably like to be able to leave some type of legacy to your children, and possibly your grandchildren, too. So, if you haven’t already started working on your estate strategy, consider using Mother’s Day as a launching point. At the very least, you’ll want to write your will, but you may need much more than that, such as a living trust, a durable power of attorney and other documents. And don’t forget to change the beneficiary designations on your life insurance and retirement accounts if you’ve experienced a major life change, such as divorce or remarriage. These designations are powerful and can even supersede whatever instructions you might have left in your will. As you can guess, estate planning can be complex, so you almost certainly will want to work with a legal professional to get your arrangements in order. Mother’s Day is a good opportunity for your children to show their love for you, and you can do the same for them by helping bolster their long-term security through financial gifts and legacy planning. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Whidbey Island Orchestra celebrates Mom with youth performances and swing came along,” Newman said of her piece. “This means hardly any classical pieces for the saxophone exist until more contemporary times. However, Glazunov wanted to experiment with the instrument. He composed this piece in 1934 when a Danish saxophone player requested it after hearing Glazunov’s piece for a saxophone quartet.”

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It seems most fitting that Whidbey Island Orchestra’s upcoming Mother’s Day concerts feature “The Next Generation” four very talented youth soloists. This is the third annual Mother’s Day tribute for Whidbey Island Orchestra, with free performances at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland at 7 p.m. Friday, May 11 and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 13. This is not the first time the orchestra has featured young soloists, but it is the first time it has featured four of them.

“When you have a really challenging piece, it is nice to have the opportunity to perform it, so it is fun to be able to play this piece with the orchestra,” said Avrey. Morrow agrees. “There’s something very special about accompanying soloists; a greater need to listen to the soloists and each other, to follow unexpected changes in tempo and dynamics, and the chance to play pieces we wouldn’t ordinarily get a chance to perform,” she said.

“We opened it up to any young orchestra members who might wish to play a solo,” said conductor Cynthia Morrow. “Dustin and Avrey [Scharwat] had already been working on their concertos and were fully prepared, but Quinn Pease and Carli Newman volunteered to learn their pieces recently, and are doing an incredible job on them.” The orchestra, formerly known as the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra, offers Whidbey Island musicians of any age the opportunity to play. While it is a pay-to-play nonprofit organization, WIO offers full scholarships to youth. “We have about a dozen young members at this time, and every one is seated next to an experienced adult who can mentor him or her,” said Morrow. “Our ages range from players as young as 10 to people in their 80s, and yet it makes for a very cohesive, warm, amicable whole.” The Scharwat brothers, Dustin and Avrey, who are fraternal twins, have been playing with the orchestra for five years. “It appeals to me because it is a fun environment and I have fun playing music I like,” said Avrey. “I like the fact that our conductor has been working hard to raise the level of quality of our music and performances, as well as the variety of genres we play.” “Because this is the first year I wasn’t in either of the school bands, I joined WIO in February, so I could play with others and have something to work on musically,” said 17-year-old Carli Newman, a junior at South Whidbey High School. “It’s a really fun group because everyone is there because they enjoy it and want music to be a part of their lives,” continued Newman. “There’s such a wonderful coming together of people of different ages, experiences and skill levels.” Just because youth soloists are being featured, one shouldn’t assume the pieces being played are any less challenging. Carli Newman will perform the opening of Glazunov’s “Concerto for Alto Sax and String Orchestra;” Quinn Pease, 16, a sophomore at South Whidbey High, will perform “Trumpeter’s Lullaby” by Leroy Anderson; Dustin Scharwat is perform-

Jim Carroll Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Orchestra Whidbey Island Orchestra’s upcoming Mother’s Day concerts on May 11 and 13 will feature four young soloists. Pictured clockwise from top left are Quinn Pease, Avrey Scharwat, Dustin Scharwat and Carli Newman.

ing Haydn’s “Violin Concerto in G;” and Avrey Scharwat is performing Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E minor.” “The violin concerto I’m playing took six years to complete and was not premiered until 1845, two years before the composer’s death at age 38,” Avrey said. “The concerto was well received and soon became regarded as one of the greatest violin concertos of all time. Unfortunately, the composer died at a young age, which is too bad, as I would have liked to play more of his pieces if he had had more time to compose.” “During Haydn’s time, the piece was called 'extremely beautiful,'” said Dustin of the composition he is playing. “It contains three movements and is meant to sound like two lovers talking, weaving “Do you love me?” with “Yes I do,” into the movements. “I found the cadenzas [an elaborate solo passage near the end of a movement] in this piece challenging because of the continuous use of double stops, most of which have to be played quickly and with perfect tone,” Dustin continued. “Double stops are playing two notes on different strings at the same time.” “The saxophone was invented in the 1840s, but was not a very popular instrument, except in military bands, until jazz

While all accomplished musicians for their young age, each of the soloists has interests outside of music. Avrey and Dustin, now 18, have been involved in Boy Scouts the past four years, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. They have also been part of a 4-H club for nine years, producing videos for nonprofits and learning computer programming. Newman said school takes up most of her time, but she enjoys reading, cooking, running and being outside. She also enjoys playing soccer and tennis, and said she plans to transfer her love of science into a future career. For now, all of them are looking forward to the orchestra’s upcoming concerts, hoping all their hard work pays off. “When I perform like this, I take it very seriously,” Avrey said. “I really enjoy playing the violin and plan to make music my career,” said Dustin. “I hope the audience will appreciate the beauty the composers were trying to convey when they composed these pieces.” “People should definitely attend,” Newman said. “It’s only a few hours to enjoy great music, have fun and support the community. There are a lot of astounding musicians and they deserve to be heard and appreciated.” “There’s something both uplifting and compelling about hearing wonderful young artists in the making,” said Morrow. “They are breathing new life into classical music in unique and meaningful ways. We are very proud to have these talented musicians among us and hope this experience will carry them forward into adulthood with an appreciation of our culture and the joys of working in harmony with others.” The concerts are free to attend, although donations are welcome. More information on the Whidbey Island Orchestra is available online at www.whidbeyorchestras.org.

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May 1 was the highly anticipated season opener for Lingcod and will run through the 15th of June. Ling fillets are some of the very best eating fish we will catch this summer; catching them is typically not too difficult, but with a slot size limit of 26-inches minimum to 36-inches maximum in most of the marine areas, hooking a fish within these guidelines can be challenging at times. I use three terms to describe my hooked and landed lingcod - “underling, keeperling, and overling.” Of course, I always hope for a keeperling when I see color in the water. An adult lingcod is a very beautiful streamline fish when it is at rest or swimming, but when the lingcod opens its mouth to attack prey or shake its head to dislodge a hook, this beauty becomes a beast! With large, sharp, round flared gill plates and a set of sharp teeth that can bite through a leather deck shoe like a hot knife cuts through butter, he is all business. Beware of this beast's tooth-filled open mouth! Ling larvae and small juveniles begin their lives in eelgrass beds, and as they grow, slowly find their way to the sandy, rocky bottoms, where they will spend the rest of their adult years. Lingcod can live 30-plus years. Both the male and female mature at three to five years, growing at approximately the same rate until the two-year mark, at which time the male's growth rate slows; however, females keep getting longer and heavier for another 12 years. Lingcod are like Halibut the great big fish are almost always going to be female. They’re the ones carrying all the eggs for the future. Lingcod that survive past the larval stage have few predators, mainly mammals like sea lions and harbor seals. If you happen to hook into a lingcod that has a blue-green, turquoise tint, don’t be alarmed; you could even consider yourself lucky, because only about 20-percent of lingcod have this pigmentation. This beautiful color is believed to be caused by Biliverdin, a hemoglobin element very similar to the discoloration that happens to us if we get a bruise on our body. These fish are not bruised up, their bodies just have enough Biliverdin to give them the turquoise undertone. The fillets will be this color all the way through, but once the heat from cooking comes in contact with the fillet, it will almost instantly turn white. So remember, green fish is just as tasty. Bottom line lingcod are fantastic to fish for and the meat is wonderful. The Puget Sound has a lot of natural habitat for lings; rocky ledges and underwater humps found offshore, along with miles of rocky shoreline. Lingcod can be found as shallow as 15-feet and in hundreds of feet of water. (Note: bottom fish, including lingcod, are restricted to 120-feet or less, except for those days when halibut fishing is open.) Lingcod are very aggressive and will eat just about anything, so if you can get your offering down to them, they will most likely attack it. Lings are not picky about what they eat but they do tend to like just the right amount of water movement to get them to feed. Think of it this way: We do not like to picnic in heavy winds and lings do not like to feed in heavy currents - their prey is scattered or hiding themselves. Lingcod are attached to their favorite rocky hideout and like to hunt near home without getting swept away. I have noticed lings do not particularly like to feed in the still waters of slack tides either, although during these still times you

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• Vertical jigs: Heavy lead flat or cylindricalshaped jigs work great and they come in a variety of colors and weights. These jigs normally have the hook attached to the bottom, so do your best to not let these jigs lay down on the sticky bottom; they will get hung up for sure, and they are not cheap.


• Homemade gear: There are lots of commercial lead molds for the DIY fisherman, plus all of the great ideas you may think of have a good chance of catching lingcod, like 5/8- or 3/4-inch copper pipe, eight inches long, filled with lead, or a section of aluminum lawnchair leg filled with lead, or a chunk of 3/4-inch rebar painted white; you get these things down banging around on the bottom and believe me, the fish will come to investigate. (Use extreme caution and wear protective gear if you are lure-building with molten lead.)



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• Herring, Squid, Mackerel: Basically any form of natural fish-style bait will catch lingcod. Use a 6-ounce to 8-ounce banana weight and 36-inches of 40-pound monofilament leader with a 3/0 or 4/0 hook embedded into the natural bait head. Let it down slowly, so as not to tangle the bait around the mainline and walk it along the bottom, and trust me, you will know when you get a bite! I like spooling my reels with 50- or 65-pound braided line; this stuff is small in diameter, providing less drag through the water, so your line will stay vertical in the water column easier, and braid is tough as nails. But the biggest advantage you get from braided line is no line stretch. You can feel everything - your gear touching and hopping on the bottom, the bite of the fish, and when you set the hook even in deep water, it is instantaneous. It’s a little expensive but well worth it. FISHY NOTES: There were quite a few Steelhead caught and released from the Skagit and Sauk rivers in April. The state opened these two rivers to weekend fishing only, first time since 2010. Be sure to read over the state regulations before hitting the water, and don’t forget to check the emergency rule changes online, too. Nothing ruins a great day of fishing like a ticket. Here is my email: tlfishmonger@gmail. com. Feel free to drop me a note.

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CELEBRATING CINCO DE MAYO! Cinco de Mayo is coming up soon and of course that means the due celebrations. As always, I like to take a peek into history and find out a little about the holidays we celebrate, especially where food is concerned. Often times we associate Mexican cuisine with the likes of what we find at fast food chains, but that is so far from what Mexican fare actually tastes like, it truly fails to do it justice. What is Cinco de Mayo all about? Why is it observed? While we all partake in the festivities surrounding the occasion, do we all know what it’s actually about? The most common misconception, according to the Smithsonian, is Cinco de Mayo marks Mexico’s independence from Spain, however, that is celebrated September 16. What Cinco de Mayo commemorates is the Mexican Army’s victory over the far more numerous French forces in the battle of Puebla, on the 5th of May, 1862. The region wherein this victory took place is not only known for this epic battle, but also for its fabulous fare. Long before Spanish immigrants made their appearance in Puebla, the city itself was a culinary hot spot. Apparently, the revered town of Cholula was already teeming with street food vendors many, many moons ago when people still came to worship at the great pre-Columbian pyramid. The food vendors would set up stalls outside the pyramid in order to feed the people who made their way to the pyramid to pay homage and worship. But this fusion of old and new world supposedly came about as a result of the Spanish immigrants’ arrival just outside of Cholula, where priests and nuns set up their monasteries as part of their conquest of this ‘new world.’ The creation of many dishes still enjoyed today was due to the nuns making use of ancient culinary traditions whilst utilizing more modern ingredients. It’s safe to say you’re extremely unlikely to find a hard-shell taco with a smattering of ground beef, sprinkled with some cheese and lettuce as part of this fare. No, you’re bound to find, instead, Mole, chalupas and Chile en Nogada, particularly on May 5. Chalupas, in fact, aren’t foreign at all to us

here and it’s pretty easy to see why. They’re absolutely delicious! There are two theories as to the rise of these thick, tasty, fried tortillas and I’m quite certain I have already made reference to them before. The first is that in Colonial times, the Spanish immigrant women would spent countless hours down by the river (what we know as the San Francisco river) and carried their loads there in baskets called ‘chalupas.’ Because it was a time-consuming endeavor, they would have to rush home to prepare a meal for their families and the quickest thing to whip up was thick, fried corn tortillas which were subsequently topped with shredded pork or beef, salsa Verde and diced onions and it was a job well done. I’d say it was! Apparently, the name for this meal was derived from this story. However, a second theory says the food itself was afforded the moniker because they weren’t too unlike the Aztec boats that were used in Tenochtitlan, which were themselves called chalupas. Whatever the case, it’s undeniable this food is absolutely mouth-watering! This next dish is one which commemorates, and in a way, memorializes Mexico’s independence. Purported to have been invented in a convent in Puebla, Chile en Nogada was served to Mexico’s first emperor after reclaiming its independence, Agustin de Iturbide. The dish itself was created and served to him largely for its emblematic appeal. With the colors a representation of the Mexican flag, they do more than just look ‘pretty.’ A poblano pepper stuffed to the gills with picadillo, dipped in an egg batter, fried to perfection and then smothered with walnut sauce and parsley is not something many will turn their nose up at, that’s for sure. So, while this dish is more deeply rooted in Mexican independence, the flavors are a representation of the culture, custom and heritage that’s imbued within. Of course, there are many ways in which to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but it’s important to remember the reason for the celebration. That being said, what can we do here in America to turn up our festivities a couple of notches? How about we start with the food? Some bacon wrapped, cream cheese-filled roasted or deepfried jalapenos maybe? A sweet dipping sauce to go with it would give such delicious contrast. Or perhaps you prefer to create your own ‘taco

bar.’ If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you could always prepare some homemade flour tortillas for said taco bar and really showcase your cooking skills. How about a salsa with a spin on it? Tomatillo avocado salsa, anyone? How about shrimp Pico de Gallo or even a pineapple and black bean salsa? Really, the limits are where the edge of your imagination lies. If you plan on having come cocktails at your Cinco de Mayo celebrations, why not think outside of the box? If you want to keep up a margarita tradition, that’s totally fine; we can always spice it up a little. A sour green apple margarita might be something that’s right up your alley. Combining the flavors of a jalapeno simple syrup, green apple juice and Grand Marnier, you’ll have yourself a Cinco de Mayo cocktail that sets your celebration apart from the rest. Not quite sure what you’re looking for? Why not mix together the flavors of summer fruits with a little tequila (blackberries and grapefruit juice to be exact), cane sugar and sage leaves; you have the beginnings of a refreshing cocktail more than worthy of an introduction to your Cinco de Mayo party guests – just search Blackberry sage tequila smash on Google and you’ll be on your way to putting the finishing touches on your celebrations in no time! Dear readers, I know a lot of you might observe Cinco de Mayo with a party and if you do, I hope you thoroughly enjoy yourselves, surrounded by loved ones. I’m including a recipe for homemade flour tortillas because what’s better than the homemade stuff, right? Especially if you decide to make a ‘taco bar!’ Please send any comments, questions and recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ gmail.com and we can do just that – Dish! Homemade Flour Tortillas 4 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons lard 1 tablespoon salt 1 ½ cups of water 2 teaspoons baking powder Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder together in a large bowl. Mix the lard in with fingertips until the mixture is crumbly and resembles cornmeal. Mix the water in slowly until the entire mixture comes together to form smooth, elastic dough. Turn it out onto a floured surface and divide into 24 equal balls. Preheat a large skillet over medium to high heat and then, using a floured rolling pin, roll each ball out into a thin circle. Place this onto the hot skillet and cook until it bubbles a little and is a nice golden hue. Turn the tortilla and cook on the other side. Repeat with all the remaining pieces of dough. Serve with any fillings or toppings you'd like and enjoy! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/157642/ homemade-flour-tortillas/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/ what-to-really-eat-on-cinco-de-mayo-50767054/ To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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American Civil War and how he became interested in researching ancestors who were engaged in the war and share their stories. He will display original letters and collectibles from the Civil War period. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact us at whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com.

Relay for Life Wednesday, May 9, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. The Event Leadership Meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Team Relay Rally is from 7:00pm-8:00pm. For more information, email relaywhidbey@gmail.com

Republican Women of North Whidbey Thursday, May 10, 11:30am Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Cost: $10 per person Enjoy a tasty lunch and meet other like-minded ladies. Our speaker this month is Lane Campbell, who recently announced his run for Island County Sheriff. Officer Lane has a 37+ year career in law enforcement with 27 of those years with Island County Sheriff’s Department where he currently serves as a road deputy. He will share his vision for the community if elected sheriff followed by a Q & A. For more information, contact Rita Bartell Drum at (631) 707-5980 or Ritaddrum777@gmail.com For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Shoreline Vegetation Management Thursday, May 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Community Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley Free Workshop Shoreline landowners in Island County are invited to attend a free workshop on coastal processes and shoreline erosion management using native vegetation. Island County’s marine shorelines support marine food webs and the local economy. People who live and work on shoreline properties have a large role to play in their protection and restoration. Ben Alexander from Sound Native Plants and Lisa Kaufman from the Northwest Straits Foundation will highlight the “why” and “how” of effective landscape management at this workshop designed specifically for shoreline landowners. Please register at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ Whidbey2018 WHAT'S GOING ON

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people closest to you. Engage them as allies in making the needed changes. Used wisely, the 8th can be a day of harmonious transitions.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) It is important that you relate to people as they truly are this week, and not as you would like them to be. You may discover that in some cases, you have formed erroneous impressions about friends who in reality are something much different. Sorting fact from fiction is always an enlightening experience, and you may discover on the 8th that certain people are much more able-bodied and capable than you imagined. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You can accomplish much this week if you work in a spirit of helping others. No matter how it may appear, you don’t really need to make sweeping changes in your own life before you can begin doing good in the world. Thinking so opens the door to doing nothing. Begin where you are, with what you have, and don’t worry on the 8th about missing elements. Surprises have a way of appearing, bringing what’s needed. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your reach in the outside world is long this week, meaning your influence stretches far, much farther than it might at other times. This makes it easy to connect with people who would otherwise be beyond your reach. Significant meetups are possible that may propel you and your work even farther. This is no time for self-limiting thinking. Be alert on the 8th for ordinary actions to produce extraordinary results. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Family and social activities command the bulk of your time and attention this week. The veneer created by idealistic states of mind makes for harmonious casual relations, but close and prolonged connections could prove trying. Personal relationships are thus the ones most likely to excite tensions. Exacting standards of behavior, combined with unwillingness to see other points of view, are the great hazard of the 8th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It may seem that everything in your life has to have some teaching or learning purpose at present, and this week is unlikely to prove the exception. Your happiest moments will naturally be the ones that bring the opportunity to rid your life of some particularly odious burden. The satisfaction level on the 8th could be quite high for this reason. Take your pleasures as they come and celebrate small victories. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Dealing with problems in your personal and domestic life is your number one priority this week. Now is your chance to fix or eliminate annoyances large and small. The communication lines are open that allow you to engage the help and understanding of the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your home has probably been the scene of great activity in recent days. That trend continues again this week. Obsessive behavior that you may not even be aware of is counter-productive and only slows progress. If all is outwardly quiet on the 8th, it’s probably because great changes are happening inwardly. Notice what makes you irritable and strive to address the causes in a civil manner. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You have probably noticed that the tempo of your life has picked up speed considerably in recent days. This highly energized state continues to build this week, bringing with it a tendency to be bossy and opinionated. Conflicts are possible with people who already feel competitive with you, including neighbors and siblings. If you have an idea to promote, the 8th is your day, provided you don’t over do it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Seize the opportunity for recreation in whatever form it appears this week. You’ve been too long without a break from the daily grind, and a bit of diversion will do you good. If you can’t wrangle a party invitation, feel free to throw a party yourself. The timing is right and may not be again for a long while. In all activities, this is no time to be alone, and try not to limit yourself to working with one person. The more, the merrier on the 8th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) A favorable uptick is due in your public or professional life this week, followed naturally by a quick uptick in self-confidence. This mutual reflection of inner and outer, if played right, can boost your standing in numerous areas of life. Home and business both stand to gain, and your relationships, as well. Optimism can lead to over-generosity on the 8th. Guard against wasteful purchases and overspending. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Like it or not, any recognition you get for what you accomplish this week is likely to be group recognition. Individual achievements are apt to be subsumed by your group identity. Big egos will find this to be a frustrating time. If you relish collective gains, on the other hand, the near future is promising, in part because the tensions coming from within many organizations is much diminished. Plan the 8th accordingly. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) This is not a good week for you to be a loner. You’ll go farther and faster by engaging with others in the course of your actions, if only during the planning stages. Your greatest problem might be finding the right people with whom to work. If you can create the proper group resonance, your individual endeavors will thrive. Circulate with these points in mind, and you’ll do well on the 8th. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS WEATHER FORECAST Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock, as a professional astrologer, looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast, with links to Facebook and Twitter, at www.chickenlittleandtheastrologer.com. To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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OHHS production of “Guys & Dolls” is a winning bet By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly There’s a little dancing, a little romance, a lot of singing and a whole lot of fun coming to the stage of Oak Harbor High School during its spring production of the musical “Guys & Dolls,” with performances at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5 and May 10-12. With music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, “Guys & Dolls” is set in New York in the early 1950s. Nathan Detroit, best known for organizing illegal craps games, makes a bet with the notorious gambler, Sky Masterson. Sky must get Sgt. Sarah Brown, from the Savea-Soul Mission, to go on a date with him. As Sky pursues Sarah, Nathan tries to set up a game of his own, only his longtime fiancé, Adelaide, complicates things. After 14 years, she’s tired of waiting for her wedding. The story unfolds on stage with colorful sets, great costuming and a cast that enjoys the story and the music – and getting a history lesson on the era. “The students had to learn the vocabulary since they didn’t know what a Studebaker was,” said Darren McCoy, Oak Harbor High School choir director and the musical director for the show. “There is terminology in this play that needed to be explained to the cast,” said Linda McLean, the vocal and drama instructor at North Whidbey Middle School and director of this production. “Emily Post, Howard Johnson’s, male chorus from 'Blossom Time,' Roseland. All terms that an older generation understands, but these young actors were clueless,” McLean said. “It was great seeing their reactions to the 'new' vocabulary.” This is not a small production, by any means. There is a cast of 32 on stage, but that is just the beginning, according to McCoy. “It includes several programs - drama, choir, band, graphic arts and photography,” he said. “We’ve got complicated lighting and

five lighting technicians. We have a full band with students and community members. We have a cast of at least 30 actors and a host of stage hands.” While Whidbey Weekly attended the first dress rehearsal with lights and sound, many of the elements of this production were already polished. The band does a great job under McCoy’s direction and McLean has pulled excellent performances out of these young thespians. “There are a few seasoned performers, but the majority of the students in this production are making their debut on stage,” McLean said. “It is exciting for everyone involved.” Kaitlin Barrailler has performed with the Whidbey Playhouse several times, but she is breaking out of her comfort zone with her role as Sgt. Sarah Brown. “I originally auditioned because I wanted to step out of my comfort zone and get a little better at singing, but never did I expect to get as big of a role as I did,” she said. “The hardest thing for me has been singing in front of people. Even now, I’m still trying to adjust to the feeling of being onstage and having people hear me sing. It’s a little terrifying.” Sophomore Ashton Mendiola, who plays Society Max, has been on stage before, but never quite like this. “I’ve been on stage many times, thanks to choir, but I’ve never been part of a musical,” he said. “[The hardest thing has been] learning how to get into character and interact with others in character.” “I was not familiar with any of the music before this production started, and while I have not been in a musical before, I have been on the stage before,” said 16-year-old Andrew Van Auken, who plays Lt. Brannigan. “The hardest part of this production, for me, is learning and remembering all of my blocking and choreography.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Adelaide (Ella Langrock) entertains the audience at the club where she works with a musical number in the Oak Harbor High School production of “Guys & Dolls,” opening Thursday.

Since the play is set in New York, several cast members sport a pretty good accent. It adds another layer of fun to the show, but it, too, required some lessons. “The hardest part was definitely the New York accent,” said McCoy. “Amy Walker, who grew up on Whidbey and is now an actor and singer, came to class and coached them on that accent.” Actors Ella Langrock (Adelaide) and Kenyon Sirak (Benny Southstreet) do a particularly fine job with their accents and voices. Langrock’s performance of “Adelaide’s Lament” is likely to be an audience favorite, and is one of many fine vocal performances. It is clear cast and crew have put in a lot of time, which is not always easy for busy high schoolers. “We are talking about getting over 75 individuals to the same point in time; actors, instrumentalists, stage crew, lights, sound,” said McLean. “Everyone is working towards the same goal, a great show, but bringing it all together and trying to keep everyone happy is a challenge.” A natural by-product of working on a show like this is the new bonds created between those involved. “My favorite part about being a part of this production is the new friendships I’m making and the old friendships I’m strengthening while working alongside this wonderful cast,” said Van Auken. “I’ve enjoyed getting to be friends with everyone and getting to work with my senior friends more before they graduate,” said Mendiola.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Nicely Nicely Johnson (Bryce Bergdol), left, Benny Southstreet (Kenyon Sirak) and Nathan Detroit (Elijah Marth) look for some good, but illegal, bets to place in “Guys & Dolls,” the spring musical production opening Thursday at Oak Harbor High School.


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DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, May 3, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library meeting room No pre-registration required, no late admittance allowed. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

AARP Driver Safety Class Saturday, May 5, 8:30am-4:00pm Island Senior Services, Bayview Senior Center, Langley Cost $15 AARP members; $20 for nonmembers This class can save you money, but more importantly, you learn safety strategies and basic vehicle maintenance. Preregister by calling (360) 321-1600.

“We have worked very hard to make this happen and it is a very fun show,” said senior Shelby Montoya, who plays Gen. Cartwright, head of the Save-a-Soul Mission. “I think audiences will love the change between the two love stories throughout the show.”

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Pollinator Habitat: Honey Bees and Native Pollinators Monday, May 7, 6:30pm-8:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Rd., Coupeville Free Come learn about the status of the honey bee, native pollinators and the habitat that supports both. Featured speakers are Tim Lawrence, WSU Extension Island County Director, and Evan A. Sugden, Entomologist and owner of Entomo-Logic, an insect and bee-centered consulting business. Co-sponsored by Whidbey

Are you new to Medicare or turning 65 and planning to enroll in the next 6 months? Come to learn costs and enrollment options for: Medicare Parts A and B; Prescription Coverage with Medicare Part D; Medicare Supplements and Medicare Advantage Plans available to Island County residents. Presented by SHIBA (State-wide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors). No registration required.

Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi Sunday, May 13, 2:00pm Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley Free Taigen Shodo Harada Roshi will give a talk

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Benny Southstreet (Kenyon Sirak) tries to convince Lt. Brannigan (Andrew Van Auken) there’s nothing shady going on with him or his friends, part of the musical “Guys & Dolls” opening Thursday at Oak Harbor High School.

“I think audiences will appreciate just how great of a time this show is,” said Barrailler. “You get to see all of these wonderful disciplines brought together to create something entertaining and fun. There’s so many layers in the production team and I think the audience will really notice how much work went into everything.” “I think the audience will appreciate the big musical numbers, and the silliness of some of the characters,” said Van Auken. You can see “Guys & Dolls” at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, May 3-5 and May 10-12 at Oak Harbor High School. Tickets are $10 for students, $15 for adults and are available at the door. “The Oak Harbor community should be very proud of the students in this production,” McLean said. “I hope people appreciate the timeless humor of love and relationships,” said McCoy. “We change times, locations, clothes, and accents, but in the end, some things never change.”

and calligraphy demonstration. Viewing Roshi make calligraphies is considered a teisho and dharma teaching in itself, a sublime and mystical experience. Calligraphies, scrolls and books will be for sale. For more information, email, tahoma@whidbey.com or call (360) 331-4142.

Understanding Social Security Wednesday, May 16, 5:30pm-6:30pm Free Seminar Join Chris Renfro, Edward Jones Financial Advisor, for an educational seminar where you will learn key facts about the Social Security Program, including how benefits are calculated, choosing the right time to file, receiving benefits while working, provisional income and tax implications and more. Dinner provided by Serendipity Catering. To reserve your space, call (360) 678-6580 or email Deirdre.fairfax@ edwardjones.com

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By Carey Ross A Quiet Place: John Krasinski directs himself and wife Emily Blunt (who elevates every project she takes on) in this smart, truly terrifying creature feature in which silence isn’t just golden, it’s a matter of life and death. With a tagline of “If they hear you, they hunt you,” this one will haunt you. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 30 min.)

I Feel Pretty: Amy Schumer receives a head injury in a SoulCycle class, gains the self-confidence of a super model and begins to win at life. If this is the body-positivity message you’re looking for, and you’d like it to come from a white, blonde, conventionally pretty woman, I guess this is the movie for you. ★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.)

Avengers: Infinity War: By the time you read this, this movie will be closing in on $1 billion in worldwide box office and it’s only been out a week. Marvel Cinematic Universe, I am officially afraid of you. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 36 min.)

Isle of Dogs: Unlike everyone else of my general age range, I do not enjoy Wes Anderson movies. With one exception: "Fantastic Mr. Fox." For some reason, when animated, all of the precious contrivances that irritate me so much about Anderson’s filmmaking become charming. Here he brings his stopmotion technique to a story about dogs, and I’m here for every last good boy and girl. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 41 min.)

Bad Samaritan: This is a movie in which a woman is kidnapped (I’m guessing from the gag in her mouth she is more prop than actual human) and all of the men involved make her life worse until one of them rescues her. You know, the basic plot of 98 percent of all action movies in existence. Hard pass. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 47 min.) Black Panther: Between this and "Wonder Woman" (the other top-grossing superhero origin story of all time), looks like the ageold Hollywood belief that it takes a white male to anchor a successful big-budget blockbuster franchise is like so many other age-old beliefs: untrue and outdated. Get with the times, Tinseltown. Representation = $$$.★★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 14 min.) Blockers: A teen sex comedy that puts horny girls looking to lose their virginity at the center of the story, taps the considerable comedic gifts of Leslie Mann, and begs the question of who is the better pro-wrestlerturned-comedic-actor: John Cena or the Rock. ★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 42 min.) Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare: I guess when your company produces "Paranormal Activity" (budget: $15,000; box office revenue: $200 million-plus) and then you follow that up with a couple of Oscar nods (for "Whiplash" and "Get Out"), you get to tag your name onto your movie’s titles (even when it’s ill-advised to do so), like this one starring Lucy Hale about a game of Truth or Dare that has some horrific consequences. ★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 40 min.) I Can Only Imagine: I can only imagine how this true-life story behind the Christian megahit “I Can Only Imagine” was green-lit. I can only imagine how Trace Adkins, of all people, came to be cast in this thing. Actually, I can’t imagine any of that. But your imagination might be better than mine. ★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.)


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Ready Player One: After a long run of serious films, Steven Spielberg is back in the cinematic comfort zone he created: fantastical stories in which young people are the heroes that are rife with nostalgia and good, old-fashioned teamwork. This time, he’s got Ernest Cline’s bestseller and a $175 million budget to work with and the results are predictably popcorn-worthy. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 20 min.) Super Troopers 2: If you liked the first "Super Troopers," you’ll like the sequel. The bar is not exactly sky-high here, folks. ★ (R • 1 hr. 39 min.)


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Overboard: This gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell comedy probably won’t live up to the charms of its predecessor, but if tapping Anna Faris–more Goldie’s comedic heir apparent than her own daughter, Kate Hudson–to star wasn’t a stroke of inspired casting, I don’t know what is. ★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.) Rampage: Just a few months ago, we were having a serious national debate about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a possible presidential candidate and now here he is starring in this movie with a giant ape. America, get your s**t together. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 47 min.)

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Life Tributes GEORGE BIRDT George Birdt passed away April 28, 2018 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. He has been reunited with his lifelong love, Eleanor Snell Birdt. He was born September 2, 1924 in The Bronx, New York to Louis and Sadie. During his Depression era childhood, he was a messenger delivering Western Union telegrams. He attended Theodore Roosevelt High School and was a senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. He graduated from Kings Point, the United States Merchant Marine Academy and saw action in the Pacific. On his 21st birthday he was on a ship a short distance from the battleship Missouri when the Japanese surrender was signed. He had a successful career in the Navy, with tours in Coronado, California, Newport R.I, and France, retiring as a Captain in 1972. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, a Masters Degree in International Affairs from George Washington University and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War college. He met his partner in life, Eleanor, while both were working in Point Mugu, California and were married for 63 years. They moved to Oak Harbor in 1980 and enjoyed golfing, travel and spoiling grandchildren. Eleanor pulled off an epic coup when she orchestrated with a huge party to celebrate his 65th birthday, with planning worthy of an Strategic Planner (George’s subspecialty). Although intellectually brilliant, he had a good sense of humor, often saying his only allergies were gray paint and salt water and referring to his daughters’ marriages as “change of command ceremonies”. He is survived by his brother, Marvin (Lynne), daughters Margi Abbott (Brian), and Barbara Prentice (Michael), grandchildren Steven Abbott (Joanna), Cheryl Jansen (Joshua), Christopher Wolpert (Valerie) , Stephanie Merriman (Steven) and Jonathan Wolpert and seven great-children.

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Scott was born in Maywood, CA, to Paul Hues Stewart and Barbara (Pool) Stewart. The couple eventually moved to Oak Harbor, and owned and operated the iconic Dairy Valley Ice Cream Parlor. Scott eventually came to Oak Harbor in 1979 to live near his family, and began his career of 35+ years with Safeway until his retirement in 2014. During this time, Scott wore many hats, and eventually became the night manager. Customers remember him as the friendly, professional manager who was always perfectly dressed and knew where everything was in the store. Co-workers remember him as the guy who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was however known to say “Grrrrr” on occasion, but always with his contagious smile. Having been diagnosed late last summer, Scott has fought a very private and courageous battle with cancer. He had absolute faith in his Lord to the end, and joined Him April 1, Easter Sunday. It was important to him that he return home to the house he loved for his final chapter. Scott wanted to thank his close friends and medical professionals for making this possible. Whidbey Health Hospice as well as Homewatch Caregivers and a constant stream of close friends, love, music and prayers brought support and comfort for his final days on earth. A Celebration of Scott’s Life was held Wednesday, April 11 at his Graveside at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor. Memorial donations can be made in his name to the Faith Center, 1615 S Glendale Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial. com.

LYNDA “SPIRITDOVE” IMBURGIA Lynda “Spiritdove” Imburgia of Langley, WA on Whidbey Island, passed away Thursday April 12, 2018 at the age of 68 in her home surrounded by family. Lynda was born to parents Arthur and Natalie Nelson November 28, 1949 in Tacoma, WA. She married her sweetheart, Danny Imburgia, in 1971. The couple has three children, Alyssa Reid, Amber O’Brien, and Daryl Imburgia, and eleven grandchildren. She is also survived by her three sisters Lori Morrone, Leigh Cheney, and Lisa Lambert and their families. Lynda spent many years running the first Whidbey wild animal clinic from her home, where she would rehabilitate sick and/or injured animals back to health before returning them to the wild. She ran a nature day camp for kids where she taught them about native plants and animals in our area. She spent time in her younger years working in special education, where she would shower special needs children with love. Lynda was very loved and will be greatly missed. She will always be remembered by her incredibly strong faith in Jesus, her huge heart, her beautiful smile and her love of the earth and all its creatures.

A Graveside Service will take place Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 1:00 PM, with Military Honors by NAS Whidbey Honor Guard. Memorial donations are suggested to the March of Dimes. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

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Ronald C. Medcalf, 75, of Oak Harbor, WA, died April 4, 2018. He was born to the late Leona Mae and Gerald Medcalf, March 8, 1943, in Halfway, OR. Ron was raised by Edona and Gerald Medcalf in Florence, OR prior to moving to Portland, where he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1961. He attended BYU before joining the Air Force in 1964. While in the Air Force, Ron served in the Vietnam War as an Air Traffic Controller in which he received the Good Conduct Medal and an AFCM. In 1971 he was honorably discharged due to medical issues. Ron married his beloved wife Penny in 1965, where they lived in Oregon until they moved to Oak Harbor, WA in 1998. Ron’s passion for fishing is legendary as well as his love of golf. He had developed an enthusiasm for RC car racing, wood working and leather making to fill his retirement. Despite intense pain, Ron lived for more than 10 years with a leg amputation in 2004 and his remaining leg amputated in 2018. Although his disability was challenging, he loved to be outdoors, planting flowers, enjoying the beauty of Whidbey Island or visiting the beach. He was vocal that he lived for his family whom he loved very much. Ron is predeceased by his parents, his twin brother Donald and his sister Jerri Lee. Ron is survived by his wife Penny of 52 years as well as his four daughters: Mechelle Medcalf Nelson of Martinez, CA; Pamela Sterio of Portland, OR; Penny Medcalf of Carlton, OR; and Jenny Hulu of Portland, OR. He also is survived by his brother, Darrell Medcalf, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and Bailey, his much loved pooch. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to DAV (www.dav.org). Services will be held Friday, May 11, 2018 at Wallin Funeral Home in Oak Harbor, WA at 2 p.m. To leave condolences or share messages please visit Ronald’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome.com

Carol Ernestina Howman, 87, a twenty-year Langley resident, passed away at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, WA Thursday, April 19, 2018. Carol was born July 8, 1930 in Milwaukee, WI to Lyle and Joyce (Wiley) Seefeld. Her childhood was spent in Tomahawk, WI, Mount Vernon, WA and Seattle. She graduated in 1949 from Lincoln High School in Seattle and then in 1953 from General Hospital of Everett School of Nursing as a registered nurse. Her only marriage ended in divorce and her childlessness was a major sorrow in her life. Throughout her life she devoted herself to helping children. Her working career was mostly spent in caring for newborn babies who needed special care. She was a Head Start volunteer, a volunteer “auntie” at Seattle’s Children’s Hospital, a volunteer tutor with Seattle’s Central Area Youth Association, and for a time she was a foster parent. She sponsored several impoverished children in Central America for many years. She also traveled twice to Ireland where she stayed for over a year, working in various homes, caring for children as a live-in nanny. Carol is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Susan Seefeld of Coupeville and her niece, Holly Johnson (husband James Stegall and son Will Stegall), by her former foster children, Nora Mahdi and Devon Mahdi, and by numerous cousins. She was predeceased by her parents and by her beloved cousin, Wayne Small. According to her request there will be no funeral. An informal memorial will be held at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

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Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc. 360-675-9596 www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Garage Sale: Saturday, May 5, 9am-3pm and Sunday, May 6, 9am-2pm, 1734 Whales Run Place, Coupeville. Household items, furniture, clothing, Blurays, punching bag, kids bike, lots more. Garage Sale/Downsizing: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5, 10am-2pm, 3617 Marine View Drive, Greenbank, WA. Collectibles, antiques, man cave items, Tommy Bahama shirts, vintage fishing reels and much more.

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