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Get Moving by Maribeth Crandell, Mobility Specialist, Island Transit

WALK OR BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY– MAY 9 “It takes a village” and that’s what emerged Wednesday, May 9, National Walk or Bike to School Day. It was a bright spring morning as a small crowd gathered in Coupeville’s Town Park. Students from Coupeville Elementary School’s Leadership Club put all the necessary pieces together to coordinate a successful and inspiring event. With support from teacher Jon Gabelein, the Club created the promotional materials, organized logistics and fourth grade student Teagan Calkins took the microphone to speak to the 51 fourth and fifth graders who gathered with bikes and helmets at the gazebo. Whidbey Health EMS, Robert May, demonstrated the proper way to wear a helmet and urged students to be safe. Riders were fueled by snack bars and bananas from the Prairie Center. Cycling experts offered safety checks, pumping up tires, oiling chains and making quick adjustments to dozens of bikes before the ride. The bikes took off in a herd heading south on the gravel path alongside Broadway escorted by a big red fire engine from the Central Whidbey Fire Department. Parents, school staff and community members stepped up to help. Island County Public Health, Island Transit, the Town Marshall and Mayor Molly Hughes ushered the kids along the mile-long route. Students and adults displayed signs that read “Walk-Bike to School Day,” “Get Fit - Bike It,” and on a baby stroller near the end a sign read, “My footprint is smaller than yours.” There are several good reasons to support this national effort. First of all, it’s fun! It encourages healthy outdoor activity. It focuses on providing safe routes to school. It encourages students to be more responsible and independent. On their way to school, students who walk or bike connect with friends, families and community members. It saves money and wear and tear on family vehicles. It reduces exhaust fumes at the school drop-off and pick-up zone. The entire community benefits when there is less traffic. The entire planet benefits when we choose to walk or bike. When I was their age I walked to school with my siblings and all the neighborhood kids on a half mile trail through the woods. Our parents had a trail maintenance day at the beginning of every school year. Then they warned us not to play in the creek until we were on our way home. According to the National Center for Safe Routes to School, in 1969, 89 percent of students in grades K through eight who lived within a mile of school, walked or biked the distance. In 2009, only 35 percent did so. Children need at least 60 minutes of outdoor activity each day. Riding bikes or walking to school can help meet that need. As they grow older it can help them with weight control, keep blood pressure down, reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer, mental and behavioral disorders. One-time events like Walk or Bike to School Day can increase the number of students who walk or bike to school for weeks after the event. Many of these events lead to ongoing biking or walking programs. Students learn new skills and how to be safe, like using crosswalks, waiting for the walk signal at stop lights, wearing helmets, bright colors and using lights so they’ll be more visible to motorists. Parents can support this activity by forming a “bike train” or “walking school bus,” with adults taking turns escorting the neighborhood kids to school. These new foundational skills could lead more people to choose walking or biking as a lifelong transportation option.

Photos by Jon Gabelein, 4th Grade Teacher, Coupeville Elementary School

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Ready for the Royal Wedding? Me neither. Care about the Royal Wedding? Me neither. Been to enough weddings? Me too.

No more receptions for me. No more baked chicken, rice pilaf, and green beans with slivered almonds. Think the Royals will have Shepherd's Pie Saturday? Yep. Prince Harry wants some protein at the stand up and eat reception for six hundred people who will be pilfering Royal napkins. Naturally, I am excited about the wedding. However, my excitement is collateral enthusiasm caused by the four ladies in my world who will be rising early to see the Royal Bride's dress, the first Royal Kiss, and all the Royal horses. Bring on Mr. Edward. The availability and/or use of Royal Tires from Petoskey, Michigan for the Royal Carriages may be an issue due to product endorsement trade agreements in place since Albert Finney ate Arthur Treacher's Fish 'n' Chips in a steamy scene cut from the 1963 classic, Tom Jones. For the same reason, Sinatra's It was a very good year may not be used in any Royal Karaoke. Saturday morning, before the first uniformed Royal Calvary chap trots down the Royal Path toward Windsor Castle, I plan to put on my Marine Corps dress blues, crank up an album of Sousa marches, and parade up and down the driveway until my head gets light. With the trees and blackberry bushes bursting like the month of June in May, no one will notice but the bunnies. With their vision, I'm safe. With their limited eyesight, my wild bunnies surely will not be aware that I likely need a haircut before my next inspection by the jarheads who muster for chow Wednesdays at the Freeland Cafe. Bring on the Spam and Bruce Howard's Louisiana Gold Horseradish Pepper Sauce for chasers. Achtung, baby! You Tarzan, Me Binge In an effort to re-visit and review my favorite film and TV characters, I like to buy the box sets of these young life pleasers several months, or even years, after the DVDs are released. Buying used DVDs is my preference. Save money, buy more. Now that my acreage is looking more like a jungle, I have been watching the Lex Barker and Gordon Scott Tarzan movies from the 50s'. Tarzan's Magic Fountain, Tarzan and the SheDevil, and Tarzan's Greatest Adventure still thrill. Given the improved quality of the archival process, many of these films transferred to DVD look and sound even better. Growing up in southern California, my friend Steve Stephenson lived a bit closer to the ocean than we lived near our closest public swimming pool in central Ohio. Steven need not ride his bike to swim. Steven used vines to get to the beach. Steven’s next door neighbor taught him how to swim and to vine. You may have heard of him. Steven’s neighbor–Johnny Weissmuller. Whidbey Life The latest issue of Whidbey Life Magazine is now on the newsstands. Copies are only five bucks, and available from many area retailers including Clinton Food Mart, Moonraker Books, South Whidbey Commons, Star Store, Blooms Wine Tasting, The Goose Community Grocer, Ace Hardware, Payless Food Store, Timbuktu Java Bar and Cafe, Greenbank Farm Wine Shop, Lavender Wind Farm Store, and 3 Sisters Market, just to name a few. Best Ball A husband reluctantly agreed to play in the couples' alternate shot tournament at his club. He teed off on the first hole, a par four, and blistered a drive 300 yards down the middle of


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His wife then proceeded to knock the ball off the green and into a bunker. Still maintaining composure, the husband summoned all of his skill and holed the shot from the bunker. He took the ball out of the hole and while walking off the green, put his arm around his wife and calmly said, "Honey, that was a bogey five and that's OK, but I think we can do better on the next hole".



Upon reaching the ball, the husband said to his wife, "Just hit it toward the green, anywhere around there will be fine." The wife proceeded to shank the ball deep into the woods. Undaunted, the husband said "That's OK, Sweetheart" and spent the full five minutes looking for the ball. He found it just in time, but in a horrible position. He played the shot of his life to get the ball within two feet of the hole. He told his wife to knock the ball in.

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Celebrity sightings At last Saturday's cloud free, sunshine drenched Penn Cove Water Festival, several notable locals and national figures were seen enjoying the canoe races from the boat launch. Not only Susan Berta, Howard Garrett, Vicky Reyes, and Mayor Molly Hughes, but keyboardist extraordinaire Marcus Whiting stopped by while riding his Tour de Clambake polished pedal powered two wheeler along the gravel toward the announcer's tent. Given my focus while announcing the races, I am not absolutely certain, but I think I heard Marcus discussing algae issues with Gary Piazzon, race coordinator and signature gatherer volunteer. Again, I am not for sure, but I think Gary was humming the tune of “What's It all About, Alfie?” while using the word “algae” instead. Seeing Gary buried in thought, looking down at his walkie-talkie, a passer-by was heard to say, “Get your head out of your apps.”

Friday, May 18 & Saturday, May 19 • 9am-4pm St. Mary Catholic Church 207 N. Main Street • Coupeville

Another reason not to have a cell phone. Longtime community heroes Martha and Vern Olsen stopped by the boat launch to visit and to watch the six woman canoe race which they sponsored again this year. You can hug the Olsens an armful of thanks yourself at the Coupeville Rec Hall this Saturday, May 19, at 7pm when the Shifty Sailors, Pint & Dale, and other surprise artists join to raise money and spirits for the first annual Whidbey SailFest. Tickets at the door. Fifteen bucks. That's less than a buck per Shifty! All the rest of the entertainers are a gluten-free bonus. Questions Is it possible to get clip bored at a clip joint? If one leaves a clipboard at a clip joint, is it safe to go back? How about this? I am never clip bored I am a paper clip I move all around My boss says I'm hip I clip to this I clip to that I clip to thin I clip to fat Wherever he clips me That's where I go I'm never clip bored In the clip joint I know Tax return The IRS has returned the 2018 tax return to a man in New York City after he apparently answered one of the questions incorrectly. In response to the question, “Do you have anyone dependent on you?" the man wrote: "7.1 million illegal immigrants, 1.1 million crackheads, 4.4 million unemployable scroungers, 80,000 criminals in over 85 prisons, plus 450 idiots in Congress and a group that call themselves Politicians." The IRS stated the response he gave was unacceptable. The man's response back to the IRS was simple– "Who did I leave out?" 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 Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association’s Annual Savor Spring Food, Wine & Spirits Tour

The weekend of May 19 and 20 marks the dates for the annual Savor Spring Food, Wine & Spirits Tour on Whidbey for 2018 – a self guided tour that brings a true taste of Whidbey to participants.

Fourth Annual Swarm for the Bees

Photo by Clancy Dunnigan

The annual worldwide March Against Monsanto is Saturday, May 19. On South Whidbey, demonstrators will be “swarming.” This is the fourth year Whidbey has made a presence at the Bayview Park & Ride on South Whidbey to raise awareness about chemical effects on bees, such as neonicotinoids, imidacloprid and clothianidin. Participants are invited to gather at 11:00am to dress and get into formation with signs. The “sting” operation begins at noon. The following day, an educational presentation about bees occurs during the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market by members of Whidbees. The display and program are up during the market from 11:00am to 2:00pm at 2812 Thompson Road, on Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview. For the Saturday “swarm,” participants are encouraged to wear black, bring a bicycle helmet and knee pads, preferably spray painted yellow, for a visual effect of bees in a swarm. Dressing as a flower is also an option. There are extra supplies for everyone. At least 21 people are needed so each person can carry a letter spelling out, “Swarm against Monsanto.” Hosting this event are Whidbey Beekeepers Association (Whidbees) and South Whidbey Tilth. A Harvard University study suggests sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids, imidacloprid and clothianidin affect bees and the environment by contaminating pollen and nectar. The bees are found to forage less and produce fewer offspring. Another insecticide, coumaphos is a compound used in honeybee hives to kill a parasite called Varroa mite, which commonly attacks honeybees. However, hive queens were observed to have physical abnormalities and atypical behavior. The queens exposed to coumaphos weighed significantly less and had lower ovary weights than the control group queens. The highest coumaphos concentrations were observed in the queen cells and wax of the high-dose groups.* Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta and others are agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporations which monopolize the world’s food supply, including exclusive patenting rights over seeds and genetic makeup. These corporations control patenting of seeds and genetic engineering detrimental to small and organic farmers practicing environmentally sound food production. Loss of bees as pollinators is highly detrimental to sustainable food production. For more information, contact Linda Beaumont (beaululu@whidbey.net, (206) 276-2773) or Prescott, South Whidbey Tilth (prscot@ whidbey.net, (360) 682-8642). * “Effects of Fluvalinate and Coumaphos on Queen Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Two Commercial Queen Rearing Operations” from the Journal of Economic Entomology 95(1):28-35 · March 2002. [Submitted by Susan Prescott]

Five local tasting rooms invite participants to come sample some of their finest wines and spirits paired with some delicious food treats created just for this event by local food providers. The venues include: Holmes Harbor Cellars on Honeymoon Bay Road; Blooms Winery Tasting Room at Bayview Corner; Whidbey Island Distillery on Craw Road; Spoiled Dog Winery on Maxwelton Road; and Comforts of Whidbey Winery off View Road. Each location creates some of the finest award-winning wines and spirits the state has to offer, right here on Whidbey Island, and will choose a sampling flight for your enjoyment.

The Heggenes Valley Boys will be performing their unique brand of music and wit in a concert from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. But that’s not all… at 8:00pm the band will crank up the dancing with old-time rock ‘n roll. Chef Chris’ Mediterranean Grill Menu: Paprika Rubbed Pork, Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken & Rosemary Vegetable Skewers, Bruschetta & Flat Breads, Garden, Caesar & Pasta Salads, Meyer Lemon Tartlets. Vegan and Gluten-Free options. OGRES Brewing, a Clinton brewer, will be selling its beer and locally made wine separately. Local businesses will be providing a variety of gifts, local items and gift certificates for goods and services that will be raffled off. Maybe you will go home with Bagels from The Bagel Factory, tastings from Whidbey Distillery, chocolates from Sweet Mona’s or a Whidbey Island baseball cap! You’ll have to come and see all the possibilities. Tickets are just $20 per person – $7 for children under 12. All ages welcome!

Food providers who are busy coming up with the perfect pairings include: Chef Wayne Carter; Front Street Grill Catering; Serendipity Catering; and Rustica Wine Bar Café.

The Clinton Community Hall is located at 6411 Central Avenue. For more information, visit www.ClintonCommunityHall.org or call (360) 341-3747.

Tickets for the event cost $20 in advance and can be purchased at the venues or online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3321631. On the days of the event tickets are only purchased at the venues and the cost is $25 at the door.

[Submitted by Gretchen Schlomann]

Your ticket price includes all the food and beverage samples as well as a souvenir glass that is yours to keep. You can visit all five venues in one day, or do some each day. The hours of the tour are 11:00am to 5:00pm each day. For more information contact any of the venues or visit www.whidbeyislandvintners. org. [Submitted by Virginia Bloom]

Slowgirl Plays May 25 through June 9 at Outcast Productions In Los Angeles, Costa Rica (population 84, or make that 85), teenager Becky has just arrived at her Uncle Sterling’s house in the jungle, hoping to escape indictment on criminal charges in the USA. Years earlier, her uncle narrowly escaped indictment, himself, and retreated to Costa Rica to elude his demons. Both Becky and Sterling are about to discover that it’s impossible to hide in a town of just 85, and even harder to hide from yourself. Slowgirl, written by Greg Pierce, originally opened at Lincoln Center in June, 2012. The OutCast production is directed by Edward Jordon and stars Sommer Harris and Kevin Lynch, with Patricia Duff and Mark Thrall. This is the second production of the Outcast 2018 season. The OutCast Theater is at the Fairgrounds in Langley. Evening performances are at 7:30pm on May 25, 26, June 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9; and there will be a 4:00pm matinee on June 3. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students; the June 7 performance is $12 for all. Purchase tickets by emailing ocp@whidbey.com, or by visiting Brown Paper Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/ event/3412131 [Submitted by Carolyn Tamler]

Coming to Clinton Community Hall: Mayfest 2018 For over a century, the Clinton Community Hall has been the gathering place for South Whidbey friends and neighbors. On Saturday, May 26, community members and supporters of the Hall will be celebrating Mayfest 2018. This is the Community Hall’s signature annual fundraiser which supports the maintenance and improvements to this treasured community resource. It’s going to be another wonderful evening with a fabulous dinner by Chef Chris Patterson, served from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. And then,

Air Station Invites Public to Open House, 5K Run on June 23 NAS Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public on Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Ault Field from 9:00am to 3:00pm. The public open house is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current, and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest and see last year’s Navy Installation of the Year. Aircraft static displays will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, and a C-40 Clipper. Aerial demonstrations planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-3C and Search and Rescue helicopter. There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall for those wishing to test their climbing acumen. Aviation memorabilia will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of food and beverages. All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Visitors under the age of 18 who are not accompanied by an adult must have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: alcohol, large bags, backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers and pets. Additionally, drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products are prohibited from the base. Items permitted will be strollers, diaper bags, small women’s purses, wheelchairs, service dogs, bottled water, cameras and video recorders. For more information, go to http://cnic.navy. mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_ island.html www.facebook.com/NASWhidbeyIsland

Strawberry Social at Coupeville United Methodist Church In the summer of 1893, the women of the Coupeville United Methodist Church organized and held a Strawberry Festival to help rebuild the church. This year, on June 30 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, the Methodist Church will once again engage with tradition and hold its Strawberry Social. The proceeds will provide continuing support for an African orphanage, help a medical missionary in Nepal and contribute to the United Methodist Center of Relief (UMCOR) who are first in and last out in continued on page

Why do you invest? If you’re like most people, you’d probably say that, among other things, you want to retire comfortably. Obviously, that’s a worthy long-term goal, requiring long-term investing. But as you journey through life, you’ll also have short-term goals, such as buying a second home, remodeling your kitchen or taking a much-needed vacation. Will you need to invest differently for these goals than you would for the long-term ones? To answer that question, let’s first look at how you might invest to achieve your longer-term goals. For these goals, the key investment ingredient is growth – quite simply, you want your money to grow as much as possible over time. Consequently, you will likely want a good percentage of growth-oriented vehicles, such as stocks and other stock-based investments, to fund your 401(k), IRA or other accounts. However, the flip side of growth is risk. Stocks and stock-based investments will always fluctuate in value – which means you could lose some, or even all, of your principal. Hopefully, though, by putting time on your side – that is, by holding your growth-oriented investments for decades – you can overcome the inevitable short-term price drops. In short, when investing for long-term goals, you’re seeking significant growth and, in doing so, you’ll have to accept some degree of investment risk. But when you’re after short-term goals, the formula is somewhat different: You don’t need maximum growth potential as much as you need to be reasonably confident that a certain amount of money will be there for you at a certain time. You may want to work with a financial professional to select the appropriate investments for your short-term goals. But, in general, you’ll need these investments to provide you with the following attributes: Protection of principal – As mentioned above, when you own stocks, you have no assurance that your principal will be preserved; there’s no agency, no government office, guaranteeing that you won’t lose money. And even some of the investments best suited for short-term goals won’t come with full guarantees, either, but, by and large, they do offer you a reasonable amount of confidence that your principal will remain intact. Liquidity – Some short-term investments have specific terms – i.e., two years, three years, five years, etc. – meaning you do have an incentive to hold these investments until they mature. Otherwise, if you cash out early, you might pay some price, such as loss of value or loss of the income produced by these investments. Nonetheless, these types of investments are usually not difficult to sell, either before they mature or at maturity, and this liquidity will be helpful to you when you need the money to meet your short-term goal. Stability of issuer – Although most investments suitable for short-term goals do provide a high degree of preservation of principal, some of the issuers of these investments are stronger and more stable than others – and these strong and stable issuers are the ones you should stick with. Ultimately, most of your investment efforts will probably go toward your long-term goals. But your short-term goals are still important – and the right investment strategy can help you work toward them. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

[Submitted by Thomas Mills, Public Affairs Specialist, NAS Whidbey Island]


How Can You Meet Your Short-term Goals?

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor 630 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 679-2558 jeffery.pleet@edwardjones.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.

Pop Up Diner 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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, May 18, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Suspended 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

Savor Spring Food, Wine & Spirits Tour Saturday, May 19, 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday, May 20, 11:00am-5:00pm Five venues, Whidbey Island Five local tasting rooms invite participants to come sample some of their finest wines and spirits paired with some delicious food treats created just for this event by local food providers. The venues include: Holmes Harbor Cellars; Blooms Winery Tasting Room; Whidbey Island Distillery; Spoiled Dog Winery; and Comforts of Whidbey Winery. Tickets are $20 in advance online at www.brownpapertickets. com/event/3321631 or at the door for $25. For more information, contact any of the venues or visit www.whidbeyislandvintners. org.

“The Able Virtuoso” Saturday, May 19, 7:00pm St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, Freeland Featuring violinist Carrie Krause from Bozeman, Mont., lutenist John Lenti and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan in a program of baroque trio sonatas from France, Italy and Germany for violin and flute with theorbo (a very long-necked lute) and baroque guitar by 18th-century French, Italian and German composers. Admission is by free will offering/ suggested donation ($15, $20 or $25) with those 18 & under free. For more information, visit www.salishseafestival.org/whidbey or call (360) 331-4887.

The Weepies Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm McIntyre Hall, Mount Vernon Singer-songwriters Deb Talan and Steve Tennen perform insightful songs with distinctive harmonies. Selling more than a million records, with over 17 million streams on Spotify and 20 million views on YouTube, you’ve heard their songs in lms and television shows including: Sex and the City, Morning Glory, Adam, and Prom, and in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, Everwood, One Tree Hill, Scrubs, Pretty Little Liars, The Riches, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, Kyle XY, Life Unexpected, Up All Night, The Fosters and Sense8. For tickets or more information, call (360) 416-7727 or visit mcintyrehall.org

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, May 24, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save 3 lives and together we have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in at 608 North Main Street or you may schedule an

appointment: DonorSched@Bloodworksnw.org or call 1-800-398-7888. For more information, call Sue Hartin at (503) 789-3595.

Sports Physical Night Thursday, May 24, 5:00pm-7:00pm Oak Harbor High School Fieldhouse $35 each or $70 per family Hosted by the Oak Harbor Wildcat Booster Club, all proceeds benefit OHHS athletic programs. Local physical therapists, podiatrists and family practitioners volunteer their time to work together to perform a comprehensive sport physical. This year Booster club will be accepting credit/debit cards. Students must be accompanied by parent. Sports physicals are required for participation in school athletics for middle and high school.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, May 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Silica 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

Slowgirl Friday, May 25, 7:30pm Saturday, May 26, 7:30pm OutCast Theater, Fairgrounds, Langley Slowgirl, written by Greg Pierce, is directed by Edward Jordon and stars Sommer Harris and Kevin Lynch, with Patricia Duff and Mark Thrall. Ticket prices are $18 for adults and $14 for seniors and students; the June 7 performance is $12 for all. Purchase tickets by emailing ocp@whidbey.com, or by visiting Brown Paper Paper Tickets at www.brownpaper tickets.com/event/3412131

Mayfest 2018 Saturday, May 26, 5:00pm-9:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Enjoy a fabulous dinner by Chef Chris Patterson, along with music and dancing featuring The Heggenes Valley Boys. Local businesses will be providing a variety of gifts, local items and gift certificates for goods and services that will be raffled off. This is the Community Hall’s signature annual fundraiser which supports maintenance and improvements. Tickets are just $20 per person – $7 for children under 12. For more information, visit www.Clinton CommunityHall.org or call (360) 341-3747.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free South Whidbey at Home Book Group Thursday, May 17, 3:00pm-4:15pm Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of “The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” by Margareta Magnusson. You don’t need to be a member of South Whidbey at Home to attend - everyone is welcome! Books2Movies Friday, May 18, 2:00pm-4:30pm Freeland Library This group will focus on books that were made into movies. Read/Listen to the book then join us for the movie and a lively talk. This month’s book is “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver. Farmers Market Book Sales Saturdays, May 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. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, May 19, 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.

STARS Training Series: Quiet Mind, Mindful Play, and Joyful Movement Saturday, May 19, 10:30am-12:30pm Freeland Library A trio of tools to use with young children for nurturing and strengthening self-regulation skills. Discover a variety of playful, calming and engaging activities, games and books. 2 STARS credits. For adults only. Meet the Author: Maribeth Crandell Flip Flop on the Appalachian Trail Saturday, May 19, 1:30pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Have you ever wanted to do something but never got around to it? Maribeth had wanted to hike the Appalachian Trail ever since she was a kid. She waited almost four decades until the time was right. WIHHA Presents - Acupuncture & Herbs with Jeremy Cornish Monday, May 21, 1:30pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Join us for a lively discussion on natural healing, relief of chronic pain, and living well led by Jeremy Cornish, from Whidbey Acupuncture + Herbs. For Your Health: - Belly Basics-Self Care Tools for a Healthy Belly Monday, May 21, 5:30pm-7:00pm Coupeville Library How well do you know and nurture your internal organs? Learn about using touch, breath and mind to support organ function and renew vitality. Club: EnviroSleuths with the Pacific Science Center Wednesday, May 23, 3:30pm Freeland Library Where should the town build the new mall? As environmental engineers, students determine water quality by testing pH and analyzing the presence of bioindicators.

Religious Services Prayer Group 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.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland 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

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

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 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 Featured Artist: Marcy Johnson Meet the Artist: Thursday, May 17, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Artist Marcy Johnson, weaver, jewelry maker and basket maker, will be at Penn Cove Gallery, along with some of the tools she uses for her artwork. Marcy has designed and produced a line of woven scarves, blankets, baskets, books and jewelry. Her jewelry is hammered metal decorated with beads, wire and waxed linen.

Meetings & Organizations Republican Women of North Whidbey Meet & Greet Thursday, May 17, 6:30pm Coupeville Public Library The speaker is TBA and light refreshments will be provided. This is a great opportunity to meet some of the ladies of RWNW in a casual setting and get to know them. Come and bring a friend.

Island Transit Public Meetings Friday, May 18, 1:30pm-3:30pm Oak Harbor Library Saturday, May 19, 10:00am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Monday, May 21, 9:30am Island Transit, 19758 SR 20, Coupeville

For more information, contact Ann at (425) 263-2704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.com.

Island Transit wants to hear your comments on potential Fares for Buses and Paratransit. Please call (360) 678-7771, email info@IslandTransit.org, write to: 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, WA 98239, or take a short survey at www. islandtransit.org

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Teaching Through God’s Word Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

Saturday, May 19, 9:00am WiFire Community Center, Freeland Former NASA Astronaut Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper will talk about her experiences in space at this month’s meeting. StefanyshynPiper, who achieved the rank of Captain in the U.S. Navy, became a mission specialist astronaut in 1998 and flew on two shuttle missions WHAT'S GOING ON

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Island Transit seeks input on potential fares

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Island Transit is holding a series of meetings to gather public input on the possibility of implementing fares on fixed and paratransit services. The first open house will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 tonight (Wednesday) at the Freeland Library. Other meetings are scheduled over the next few days, culminating in a public hearing with the Island Transit Board of Directors Monday at 9:30 a.m. at Island Transit in Coupeville. There will also be a Clinton Transportation Open House hosted by the Clinton Community Council at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 30 at the Clinton Community Hall.

Photo Courtesy of Aeolian Adventures S.V. Cutty Sark, owned and operated by the educational nonprofit Aeolian Adventures, will be one of three ships participating in Whidbey SailFest, offering tours, sailing excursions and activities through May 23 in Coupeville.

Photo Courtesy of Grays Harbor Historic Seaport The tall ship Hawaiian Chieftan will sail into Penn Cove today (Wednesday) for the first ever Whidbey SailFest, taking place today through May 23 at the Coupeville Wharf.

Island Transit has improved its financial position over the past three years, due in large part to an improving economy. But future funding considerations have given the board another reason to talk about implementing fares, Nortier said.

Nautical festival sails into Coupeville

“Three-quarters of our funding comes from sales tax, the other quarter from grants,” explained Mike Nortier, Island Transit executive director. “Without those grants we would not be able to provide services, so we had to look at whether there is something we could put in place that would give us a predictable source of revenue.”

The first ever Whidbey SailFest kicks off a week of activities today in Coupeville, an appropriate nod to the rich nautical history of Penn Cove and the island we call home.

There is a longstanding resolution requiring Island Transit’s board to consider fares annually as part of the budget process. The idea has largely been dismissed in the past because the cost of installing systems in the buses was deemed greater than the potential financial benefit. But things have changed. “When we were forced by legislative mandate to introduce a fare on Route 412 [between Camano and Everett] in June, 2016, we looked into different options other than fare boxes and we found other electronic means that changed the calculation a bit,” said Nortier. Large construction projects over the past couple of years, such as the addition to the WhidbeyHealth facility in Coupeville and the sewage treatment plant in Oak Harbor, have helped boost the amount of funding Island Transit has received from sales tax funds,

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The stars of SailFest, which runs through May 23, are definitely the ships. Tours and sails will be available on all the vessels, which include the tall ship Hawaiian Chieftan, based in Aberdeen; the Schooner Suva and the S.V. Cutty Sark both based locally. Education and history are at the heart of what these vessels are all about, which makes Coupeville and Penn Cove a natural setting to show them at their finest. “Coupeville has a rich history in maritime trade and transportation beginning with the discovery and settlement by Captain Thomas Coupe in 1852, to the mosquito fleet of the early 1900s,” said Chris Michalopoulos, executive director of the Port of Coupeville, which helped put SailFest together. “To bring these tall ships to one of the oldest wharfs in the country, while representing a slice in time of maritime history, as well as the education of current programs to preserve these ships, is a wonderful event for every age group and our island community as a whole.” There will be something to do nearly every day of the festival, but Saturday is especially full of fun, with deck tours of all three vessels from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., sailings from 2 to 4 p.m., booths on the wharf from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring information about maritime history and boats, children’s activities and even some sea-shanties to preview the 7 p.m. concert by the Shifty Sailors and the internationally renowned duo Pint and Dale. The Port has worked closely with Grays Harbor Historic Seaport (which manages the Hawaiian Chieftan and the Lady Washington), the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and even the Shifty Sailors to make SailFest happen. Planning has been underway since last November. “When I shared the news with Lynda Eccles of the Chamber, the Chamber immediately jumped on as our main sponsor, covering the moorage fees of both the Hawaiian Chieftain and Cutty Sark,” said Michalopoulos. “Once news got out we were working on our first SailFest, the team from Suva partnered with the Grays Harbor Historical team and decided to make it a 3-ship event, complete with tours, sailings, a concert, kids’ education and activities.” “Educating the community and supporting the community – those are two of the things we most like to do,” said Vern Olsen, director of the Shifty Sailors. “This is a great opportunity to do that and so we ended up working on the committee to make this happen.”

Photo Courtesy of Island Transit Island Transit is considering a proposal to implement fares for fixed and paratransit services and will hold a series of public meetings to discuss the measure.

“This is different for us, because we always offer sailings and vessel tours, but working together with these other groups, we’re able to put together some additional sailing opportunities,” said Caitlin Stanton, development director for Grays Harbor Historic Seaport and a Whidbey Island resident. “We have two local history sails, Friday and Wednesday (May 23),

when we’ll have experts on board talking about the history of Penn Cove and the Salish Sea, which is completely unique to Whidbey SailFest,” Stanton said. “One other thing that’s unique for the weekend, the Hawaiian Chieftan, Suva and Cutty Sark will all be out sailing together and we’re inviting local sailors to come out and sail with us as well.” The history sails, set for 6 p.m. Friday and Wednesday aboard the Hawaiian Chieftan, will feature Lynn Hyde of Historic Whidbey and Capt. John Stone of the Cutty Sark. Tickets are $49 for children, $52 for students, seniors and military and $59 for adults. Tickets for the history sails and all other vessel sails are available to purchase online at whidbeysailfest.com. Tours of the vessels, which are offered every day but Monday, when the ships will be closed for crew training, are free, but donations are happily accepted. Tickets to the Saturday evening concert at the Coupeville Rec Hall are $15 and are available online or at the door if there is space available. Those interested may also purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a dinner, lodging and sailing package. Tickets are $1 each and three winners will be selected at the concert. Winners do not have to be present to win. Packages include “Romance for Two,” “Family Fun on the Water” and “Square Rigger Adventure.” Proceeds from all ticket sales and sailings will benefit the maintenance and operation of the three ships. “We have tried to offer free and fun things for families to do,” said Stanton. “To see vessels like this up close is completely different than reading about it. We offer a chance for people to actually get their hands on the line or help haul up a sail, so they get to see for themselves what it’s like to be under sail, which is a huge part of human history.” “To have this opportunity to be able to go out and look at the scenery, be in the quiet, is just amazing,” Olsen said. “You get that feeling on all three of those boats. There’s nothing like being on a sail. “People should be looking at this as a time of curiosity, a time of learning, a time of becoming part of that history,” Olsen continued. “Whether they become sailors themselves or a supporter, people should be interested in history and what has made Coupeville such a special place to live.” “Sailing gets you inspired,” said Stanton. “It shows people different possibilities for ways of living. The idea of living on the water, traveling on the water, captures something in the human spirit that is universally appealing.” A complete schedule of tours, sailings and activities is available online at whidbeysailfest.com, as well as more information on each of the vessels. “If you love history or anything maritime, whether adult or child, this is a wonderful event,” said Michalopoulos. “Kids can make their own pennants, there are knot-tying classes, tours of the historic ships, as well as sailings to really feel what is was like sailing over a hundred years ago, all set in the State of Washington’s secondoldest town on a historic 1905 wharf.”

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and shouting. Reporting party is not sure if the bus even runs this late out there. 7:09 pm, Heather Dr. Caller wanting to know if there was some sort of police activity at caller's residence today; caller states was told there was, asked neighbors and they said no there was not; requesting call. 8:19 pm, SR 20 Reporting party states vehicle is in 24-hour parking area for Keystone Ferry; states is unable to get back to vehicle within 24 hours. Requesting call to know how to handle this. 9:19 pm, West Beach Rd. Reporting someone nailed windows shut; also doesn't want anyone on reporting party's light pole. SATURDAY, MARCH 3 10:45 am, Patmore Rd. Reporting male subject with kiddie pool and pallets spread out in parking lot; spears sticking out of dirt. Same subject was there last week burning down tree; reporting party thinks he is a landscaper. 3:46 pm, Northgate Dr. Caller says she is locked in bathroom. 4:26 pm, Heritage Way Party says female who lives at location constantly berates people walking or driving by. 4:46 pm, Swantown Rd. Female on line keeps asking for a doctor; was asked multiple times if there was any police, fire or medical emergency and she said no, but she needed help trying to reach her doctor because he was expecting her call. Advised no emergency happening now, but might be tomorrow if she cannot get hold of her doctor. SUNDAY, MARCH 4 9:44 am, Keystone Ave. Reporting male in “manic” phase; started fire last night, now won't leave property. 10:39 am, Rhododendron Dr. Reporting party advising was at home, sitting watching TV, heard really loud banging noise like someone trying to bang on something; dog got agitated, barking. Reporting party went out into living room and then heard a noise. 12:14 pm, S East Camano Dr. Requesting call to know if neighbor installing security cameras is legal. 12:16 pm, Siesta Pl. Requesting call referencing subject who stays in camper on her property dumping his sewage in her yard. 7:15 pm, E Mountain View Rd. Advising received call from an 877 number; K9 units and police in area; requesting phone call to know if it's true. 9:52 pm, Lightning Way Reporting party advising husband has a headache and doesn't understand what reporting party is saying; is now completely naked, unknown if subject will be combative. Reporting party doesn't know if he will let anyone help him; subject is “not himself.” Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.


Life Tributes Jennings Marvin Hanseth 1919-2018 The son of Norwegian immigrants, Jennings Marvin Hanseth was born in Seattle Oct. 13, 1919, to Olaf Hanseth and Britha Haugan. Britha travelled by steamship for the birth from Petersburg, Alaska, where Olaf owned a logging company. Jennings was raised near Petersburg Bay in Kupreanof, Alaska, until the age of 10, at which time the family moved to Ballard. By then Jennings had a love of boating and fishing to which he and his brother Sig were devoted all their lives. After graduating from Ballard High School, Jennings commenced studies at the University of Washington, paying for college with work as a commercial fisherman in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest coastline. In his sophomore year, World War II commenced and he enlisted in the Navy. He graduated as a Naval aviator from the USNAS Corpus Christi in Jan.,1943 and joined an Atlantic carrier group based in Norfolk, Virginia. Jennings flew anti-submarine bombers with three carrier groups and recorded 130 landings, 30 of which were at night. When asked for his favorite WWII story, he would joke "I got back," as compared to many of his fellow WWII aviators. After the war ended in 1945, Jennings completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business at the University of Washington and married Nancy Bushnell, daughter of Emily Liggett Hall and Sherman Ward Bushnell, Aug. 26, 1947. Jennings was accepted to the Harvard Business School, from which he graduated with a MBA in 1949. He and Nancy moved from Boston to Broadview, where they raised their three children, Karen, Jay and Jo Anne. He lived there until his death January 5, 2018. Nancy preceded Jennings in death May 24, 2017. Jennings had a long career in commercial real estate and was the Executive Vice President of the Henry Broderick Company. He was a member of the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers (MAI), and he had a distinguished career in downtown Seattle commercial real estate,representing national clients such as JCPenney and Sears Roebuck Company and many local banks. He was very active in Toastmasters. Jennings and Nancy began renting at the Thompson cabins on Sunlight Beach in 1957, where they developed lifelong relationships with other families. In 1960, four of those families selected four buildable lots still remaining on Sunlight Beach, and in 1962, Jennings and Nancy completed their summer home, which became the center of their enjoyment, and continues to this day for their entire extended family. Jennings and Nancy were members of Luther Memorial Church in Seattle, the Rainier Club, the Seattle Golf Club, the Desert Island GCC, and the Useless Bay GCC. They loved international travel, particularly boating and fishing trips in British Columbia. They passed on their passions for boating, fishing, hunting and golfing to their entire family, including six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The family is forever indebted to Jennings for his integrity, generosity, faith, support of his community, reputation and high standards of excellence. A Celebration of life will be held Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, from 2-4 p.m., hosted by Karen (Doug) Leland, Jay (Paulette Peterson) and Jo Anne. Guests are welcome.

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in 2006 and 2008 before leaving the space agency in 2009 to return to the Navy. She logged over 27 days in space and completed five spacewalks totaling 33 hours and 42 minutes. For more information, see www. w7avm.org or contact Jack Prendergast at n7jp@w7avm.org.

Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS) Monday, May 21, 6:30pm-8:30pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy and a good time is guaranteed for all. For more information about ICAS or club events, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_President@outlook.com, or visit www. icas-wa.org.

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, May 23, 11:30am CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor The featured speaker will be Mark Morgan, former historian for the Western Air Defense Sector down at McChord. He will discuss air defense of the Puget Sound and the Left Coast and how the Navy fit in (Oak Harbor had a long-range air defense radar during the late 1940s), during WWII. The public is invited to this event. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Class Saturday, May 19, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, May 20, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $50 and includes a book This class builds on skills already gained in other shooting classes and shooting styles, which the student must be able to show documentation or competency. The class also gives a thorough legal brief on the provisions of law pertaining to the ownership and use of a firearm. Defensive shooting skills are emphasized in this class. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range, located at 886 Gun Club Rd., off Oak Harbor Rd. For questions or to register go to nrainstructors.org and search 98277 to bring up the class. Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbey sportsmen.org.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, May 19, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org WHAT'S GOING ON

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Island Angler By Tracy Loescher

THE WONDERFUL HALIBUT Believe it or not this fantastic fish, in some fishermen’s opinion, was considered a “trash fish.” Well, this once-trash fish is now a sought-after delicacy. These delicious bottom dwellers are not difficult to catch - the trick is finding them. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council are two of the primary agencies that set the seasons and quotas which govern our recreational halibut fishing. For us hard-working, non-retired fishermen and women, we can point fingers and hold these two groups accountable for the chopped up seasons we have been given over the last several years. Take your pick of being in the doghouse for fishing on Mother’s Day or keeping our fingers crossed that small craft wind advisories will not blow the Saturday or Sunday chosen for us to fish for halibut. Bottom line, it can make recreational halibut fishing in the Puget Sound pretty tough and challenging. Despite competing with commercial longlining, chopped up days to fish, and praying for good weather on the weekends, Puget Sound anglers do come home with fish. The International Pacific Halibut Commission has conducted studies for many years and concluded that Pacific halibut spawn along the coast beginning in November to the end of March, peaking between the last week of December and the third week of January. For us here in the Sound, the spawn is shifted to the right a little, beginning in mid-December through mid-May. Female halibut mature at 12 years and the males at 8; females can live up to 40 years and the males up to 30. Once the females reach maturity, they will spawn annually. Females carry millions and millions of eggs but only deliver a small batch of “ripe eggs” – up to two million – during the spawn phase. Like lingcod, female halibut are the largest; I always hope to catch a male fish, leaving the giant female fish to carry on the species. These are some of the techniques used to fish for Halibut: • Anchored: This method has been used in Alaska for quite some time and is now used by many fishermen in the Puget Sound. Most anglers are anchored in 100to 150-feet of water, due to the amount of anchor rope and chain required to hold the boat in place. Once on anchor, they will lower down some form of chum to attract the fish to the immediate area and then drop down their offering of Herring, Squid, or Octopus, typically on a weighted spreader bar; in addition, a large lead jighead with an artificial soft rubber bait is very popular.

dropper weight. This is a method I am really interested in doing; it seems to be a way of covering so much more halibut territory. The biggest worry with this method would be encountering lost/derelict crab or shrimp pots lying on the bottom and ripping off a downrigger before being able to get the boat stopped and the cable untangled. These are three of the most popular ways to fish for halibut and like I mentioned earlier, these fish are aggressive and will almost always bite if you can find them. Before you send your bait of choice down to the fish, a wise old fisherman once told me, “be sure to squirt some WD-40 on or in your bait's belly.” In the early years of WD-40, the primary ingredient in the lubricant was believed to be fish oil. This is only a myth, but the sweet combination of chemicals found in WD-40 has been known to attract fish. Another myth is that Mothers Mag Wheel Polish has the same fish-attracting qualities, so if you use it to polish up the chrome on your spoons, who knows? However, a dab of smelly jelly or other fishy oil can help get the fishes' attention. FISHY NOTES: Good numbers of keeper lingcod are being caught since the May 1 season opener, also a few 18-inch minimum Cabazons have been landed along with a few kelp greenlings; all of these fish make some of the best fish and chips you will ever eat. Rainbow trout have been finding their way to the frying pan from the surrounding lakes. Heart lake has been cleared of almost all of the heavy shoreline moss, making this productive little lake a nice place to fish from the bank again, thanks to the City of Anacortes and county efforts. Limits of good sized shrimp have been taken from all areas of the Sound; beware of heavy tidal movements due to negative tides - the strong water can easily carry away an expensive pot, buoy, and line. This is a good time to get out on the water, the weather is warming up and the Ocean air is fresh and crisp. Be safe and GOOD LUCK out there! Here is a beautiful example of a Puget Sound lingcod.

• Drifting: After finding a plateau with sand and gravel as the primary structure, then determining the direction of current, the drifter will drift along with the current, all the while bumping bottom and jigging up and down with a spreader bar rigged with Herring, Squid, or possibly a strip of salmon belly saved from the winter Blackmouth season. This is how I hooked my last Halibut in marine area 9. • Trolling: This method allows the halibut fisherman to cover a lot of bottom area, searching the ledges and depressions for a partially buried fish waiting to ambush a spoon of your choice or natural bait, slowly dragging just off the bottom, attached to a downrigger cable or a heavy

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New sculpture pays homage to Oak Harbor’s heritage By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly A new, contemporary sculpture along Oak Harbor’s waterfront is all about history. The Land Claims Founders Sculpture Tribute will be officially dedicated at a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday at 1 p.m., and everyone is invited to attend this celebration of Oak Harbor’s heritage. The dedication also signifies the transfer of ownership from the Tribute Team, which spearheaded this project, to the City. The tribute, located in Windjammer Park directly behind the baseball fields and playground adjacent to the end of City Beach St., consists of one three-piece sculpture by artist Richard Nash, flanked on one side by two plaques – one larger, explanatory plaque and a historic plaque mounted on a large, long-forgotten boulder that had been tucked away in the nearby parking lot since the 1950s. Tribute Team leader, Sue Karahalios, said the sculpture tribute has been a long time coming. “I had been to Mount Vernon in 2010 for a similar tribute to its founders and I wondered whether we had anything like it. Then I found this stone hidden in the shrubs and that’s how this all began,” she said. The original plaque on the stone explains, briefly, how the three founders – Ulrich Freund, Clement Sumner and Zakarias

TRANSIT continued from page 7 said Nortier, but those sources will shrink when the projects are completed. “Those revenues won’t be there in the future,” he said. “So we have to decide how we’re going to be able to deliver our current level of service without those funds.”

Taftezon - intended to land on the beach where the sculpture now stands, also known as Lions Club Park, because the Oak Harbor Lions built the bulwark. A new bronze plaque next to the original stone, which was moved to the sculpture site, provides more details of the founders’ landing and will include a legacy plaque honoring the Oak Harbor Lions Club.

Nortier said they looked at other transportation agencies in the region and found most had similar fare structures. Island Transit is proposing a $1 regular fare per boarding for routes in Island County. There would be reduced fares for senior citizens and those with disabilities.

At the time of the founders’ arrival, the beach was the site of a Skwdab tribe (a subgroup of the Skagit tribe) encampment. The settlers, arriving to take up Donation Land Claims, were guided by members of the Tulalip tribe, who were afraid to land at that beach because they were at war with the Skwdab. Instead, the men landed on the eastern side of Maylor’s Point, where it is said Taftezon climbed to the top of the rise separating east and west Crescent Harbor and proclaimed “Eureka! We have found our earthly paradise.” The rest, as they say, is history. Each of the men filed an official Donation Land Claim for 320 acres on January 4, 1851. Eventually, Taftezon and Sumner both sold their land to Capt. Edward Barrington. Ulrich Freund farmed his land with the help of his niece and nephew, and their descendants still occupy a portion of the original claim, the oldest continuously active Donation Land Claim in the state. “This sculpture tribute highlights the path of Oak Harbor’s beginnings,” said Karahalios.

“For routes out of the county, we’re proposing a $2 fare,” said Nortier. “There would also be some sort of all-day and all-month passes offered at a discounted rate.” Nortier stressed this is just a proposal, and said he is looking forward to hearing what residents have to say at the public meetings.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Sue Karahalios, leader of the Land Claims Founders Tribute Team, is dwarfed by the larger-than-life contemporary sculpture in Windjammer Park. A public dedication and ribbon cutting for the sculpture, which honors the men who made the original Donation Land Claims that led to the settling of Oak Harbor, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday.

“It’s exciting, after close to eight years, that we’re going to have this modern reminder of our history.” While Karahalios may have taken the lead on this project, she said it came to fruition because of the work and generosity of the community. Private contributions paid for more than 90-percent of the project and the Oak Harbor Arts Commission helped with the rest. Many Oak Harbor businesses donated materials and time to finish the work and the City of Oak Harbor provided valuable support as well. “I am so grateful to the number of people who believed in this project,” Karahalios said. “The beauty of Richard’s sculpture in symbolizing our beginning, it just feels wonderful to see it in place.” The contemporary sculpture is large, standing about 12-feet high. It is meant to be seen by land, sea and air. The piece symbolizes the three explorers and is a tribute to their success, a visual reminder of the magnitude of what their pioneering spirits led them and others to achieve.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The Land Claims Founders Tribute sculpture honoring the men who made the first Donation Land Claims which led to the settling of Oak Harbor, will be dedicated in a public ceremony Saturday at 1 p.m. in Windjammer Park.

“I want people to appreciate the art and the symbolism,” said Karahalios. “We’re here because of the work of others. I hope when people look at it, it makes them smile.

“It’s their opportunity to come out and shape the discussion and the decision,” he said. “We can explain why we’re looking at fares and listen to suggestions.” The input from the meetings will be gathered and presented to the board of directors. A decision on the proposal could come as early as June.

Island Transit Fare Proposal Community Meetings Wednesday, May 16 • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Freeland Library

Thursday, May 17 • 3-5 p.m. Camano Library

Friday, May 18 • 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oak Harbor Library

Saturday, May 19 • 10 a.m.-Noon Coupeville Library

Public Hearing Island Transit Board of Directors Monday, May 21 • 9:30 a.m. Island Transit

Clinton Transportation Open House Wednesday, May 30 • 6 p.m. Clinton Community Hall

Navy suspends renovation of NAS Whidbey hospital By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Renovation work on Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor has been suspended following the discovery of mold in an unused portion of the facility during demolition in late February. Officials say there was no health threat to any personnel, patients or staff. “This area was already sealed off for renovations and is the only area impacted by mold,” said Patricia Rose, a spokesperson for NHCOH. “We consulted with our certified industrial hygienist, safety officer, and public health staff to ensure there is no health risk to patients and staff.” While there has been no determination yet on whether the mold is harmful, it could hurt the renovation project in more ways than one. The $36.6 million renovation began in August, 2016 and was originally slated to be completed this summer. But the discovery of the mold and the potential cost to remediate the problem may cause top Navy officials to reconsider whether it should be completed at all. This is because the Navy is considering building a new Naval Health Clinic on NAS Whidbey. The project has been on a list for funding consideration in 2019. A public open house about

the proposal was held in March as part of an environmental impact assessment. “At this time, we don’t know how this will affect the timeline of renovation plans,” said Rose. “We are working with leadership to make that determination. They will have to do a cost-benefit analysis; they have to determine whether it is worth continuing with the project. It’s very complex, there are a lot of variables.” According to Rose, there are two hospital construction projects under consideration by the Navy, one here on NAS Whidbey and one at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. There has been no decision of record yet for the NAS Whidbey project. If it is approved in 2019 as anticipated, it would still be a few years before a new facility would be operational. Navy officials could potentially choose to expedite the process, although at this point, there are no final design plans in place for a new health care facility, but there are three different options being examined. “One option is to build a new Naval Health Clinic on Ault Field base, in the area where the old auto hobby shop is located,” said Rose. “Another option would be to put a Naval Health Clinic on the Seaplane Base up on the hill behind the commissary.

“The third option would be a split option, where there would be a smaller clinic on the Ault Field Base for all operational flight line kinds of things, and everything else would be over at Seaplane,” continued Rose. “There are three ideas out there, and there are pros and cons to all of them. I have no idea what the final decision is going to be.” Should Navy officials decide to stop renovations, it would continue operating as it has been. The current facility is functional – physicians would continue to see patients in the temporary, modular structures put up for the renovation; the pharmacy, which has seen some renovations, is functional; and three of the five labor and delivery units are operational, having been part of Phase One of the renovation, which was completed in January. “All of our services will continue as they were prior to this discovery,” said Rose, stressing the safety measures put in place before construction began, such as containment of the area, HEPA filtration, daily inspections and continuous reviews worked as intended. “As it is, I’m glad the process worked as it was supposed to and none of our patients or staff were put at risk,” she said. “We have taken every precaution necessary to keep our patients and staff safe.”

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Film Shorts Courtesy of Cascadia Weekly

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.) Avengers: Infinity War: This movie has far surpassed $1 billion in worldwide box office and is on its way to $2 billion. Marvel Cinematic Universe, I am officially afraid of you. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 36 min.) Black Panther: This film just blew by $1 billion in worldwide box office. Between this and "Wonder Woman" (the other topgrossing superhero origin story of all time), looks like that age-old 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.)

Book Club: Four women of a certain age (Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgen) are the last people alive to read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and it inspires them to carpe diem their groove back in this film that was somehow not made by Nancy Meyers. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 44 min.) Deadpool 2: Wise-cracking anti-superhero Ryan Reynolds is back with an even bigger budget, more ridiculous plot and a wellearned R rating in tow. Marvel’s bad boy is badder than ever. ★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 43 min.) I Feel Pretty: Amy Schumer (insecure, wears Spanx) receives a head injury in a SoulCycle class, gains the self-confidence of a supermodel 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.) Isle of Dogs: Unlike everyone else of my general age range, I do not enjoy Wes


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Anderson movies. With one exception, that is: "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 stop-motion technique to a story about dogs, and I’m here for every last good boy and girl. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 41 min.)

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Life of the Party: Melissa McCarthy, funniest woman alive not named Kate McKinnon or Tiffany Haddish, is ridiculous and hilarious in every role plays, while also choosing projects not worthy of her considerable comedic gifts. Will this caper about a divorced mom who goes back to college be a hit ("Spy") or a miss ("Tammy")? ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 45 min.)

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Overboard: This gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn and 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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Show Dogs: The ad campaign for this caper about a cop and his canine partner makes the argument there are not enough liveaction dog comedies in the world, a point with which I am inclined to agree. What the world needs now is dogs, sweet dogs. ★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 32 min.)

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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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Tully: Written by Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Young Adult"), directed by Jason Reitman (also "Juno," "Young Adult"), and starring Charlize Theron ("Young Adult", Furiosa), this comedy about an overwrought mother gifted a nanny was made for me, but I’ll let you watch it too. ★★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 34 min.) For Anacortes theater showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

SPICING UP OUR FOOD HISTORY I know I’ve written about spices before. Perhaps a couple of times actually, but their importance to our lives cannot be understated. Imagine what food would taste like without certain signature spices. What would a pumpkin spice latté be without the ‘spice?’ What would an apple crumble be without the cinnamon and nutmeg? What would your favorite pasta sauce be without the herbs and spices to help flavor them? You see, spices make our food flavorful – adding to them in such a way the dish we are preparing or eating just doesn’t quite taste the same should we skimp or even skip the spice entirely. Herbs and spices and plants have long been used for human ingestion. Some research suggests very early hunter gatherers used to envelope their meat in leaves and by chance discovered it took their protein to the next level. Apparently, they then began utilizing berries, bark, nuts and seeds to achieve a similar effect. In addition, herbs, plants and spices have been used in the past to mask the flavor of less than fresh meat, as well as its odor. But not only that, because spices have long since been used in tinctures and for other medicinal purposes, including the enhancement of health. All across the ancient world, from Egypt to China, India, Rome and the Arab world, spices have been moved, traded, sold and offered as gifts to gods and royalty alike. I imagine the trade routes between distant lands were not without peril and because of the time taken to reach these cities and towns, the value of a certain spice might have gone up drastically depending on where it was heading. The crusades in 1096 were said to have been the real driving force that opened the doors of goods exchanged, and spices that were previously very expensive became cheaper and more readily available to wider populations. In fact, spices are the foundation for what we now know as a grocery store. In 1180, King Henry II founded what was dubbed a sort of pepperer’s wholesale merchants guild. Fixed with all the trappings and functions you might find in a grocery store chain today, this guild supposedly oversaw not just the trade of spices, but the cleaning and preparation of them as well. Quality control circa the 12th century. It’s important to note pepper was used as

currency in this era, but I often wonder, why pepper? Why not something more extravagant or exotic, like saffron, or even cinnamon? Nonetheless, pepper would be the calculator for business across Europe. From 1620 all the way up until the 1930s, plant-based medicine was popular. As drinking tea was seen as a more British thing to do (what with independence from Britain being a thing eventually, it might have been unpatriotic to therefore indulge in a spot of tea in America), spices, herbs and plants were taken up in beverage form to replace tea. From raspberry leaves to sassafras bark and spearmint leaves, all of these plants were utilized in beverages in America. It wasn’t until the latter part of the 1700s that America stepped foot onto the spice trade route scene. It was a booming business for spice merchants and traders, but after the mid-1800s the sheer quantity of spices being produced was enough to stymie the spice economy. Considering the importance of spices rested not just with their medicinal properties or even the flavor they lend to foods, but as a currency, in essence, I truly cannot understate their role in our lives. Not only were they apparently very important economically speaking, their use medicinally is also just as important. Cinnamon, for example, is said to contain a compound called cinnamaldehyde, wherein the “plant medicine” is held. It has antioxidant properties and is purported to combat inflammation. On top of that, cinnamon is thought to be able to lower cholesterol and blood triglycerides. So, this delectable spice, with its distinctive aroma and flavor used the world over in so many different cuisines, holds more than just a taste. Turmeric is another spice touted for it’s powerful antioxidant properties, by combating damage due to oxidative stress. Turmeric is said to hold many compounds with medicinal effects, the most well-known of which is curcumin. Curcumin is thought to be a very strong anti-inflammatory agent and is also believed to be able to reduce the risk of heart disease, among many other ailments. Ginger. Ah yes, ginger. I’ve spoken about ginger innumerable times before now, possibly because I just love the flavor it gives to anything it’s put in. It has been shown to be effective in combating nausea (think, morning sickness or even motion or sea

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These are but a miniscule portion of the copious amounts of herbs and spices we use and consume every day which hold health benefits. This information, however – and I must stress this – should not be used in lieu of your primary care manager’s medical advice. You must always consult with a healthcare professional before adding, eliminating or changing in any way, your diet or lifestyle.

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With that being said, what about the food? Which cuisine from the plethora of cuisines from around the world utilize spice the most? Well, I don’t know the answer to this and it may be a matter of opinion. I happen to find Indian fare exceptionally spicy (and by that I don’t mean hot). I make a lot of curries (grew up on them), so I am well acquainted with the number of different herbs and spices that go into a single dish. I also find creole seasoning blends tend to utilize a fair amount of spice. The same goes for Cajun spice mixes. In fact, the more I think about it, the more I see just how prevalent spice is in life generally. From South American flavors to Italian seasonings and everything in between, spice is where the food is at. Dear readers, I could sit and speak all day about spices and how much I enjoy them, their use in food and the history behind them all, but alas, I have but limited space to do so! I’m including a recipe for a Cajun spice blend today that can be used in so many different things, from flavoring mayonnaise as a condiment to good old-fashioned red beans and rice. I encourage you to play with the ingredients and amounts until you have it exactly the way you like it, which is what I did with this recipe myself. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Please send all comments, questions and, most certainly, recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do just that – Dish! Cajun Spice Blend 1 ½ to 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoons oregano (dried) 1 ½ teaspoons thyme (dried) ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes (for added heat – optional) Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl, ensuring the mixture is well blended. Store in an airtight container and use in a favorite recipe you think this blend best befits and enjoy! www.allrecipes.com/recipe/149221/cajunspice-mix/ www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-healthyherbs-and-spices#section7 www.mccormickscienceinstitute.com/ resources/history-of-spices To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Concordia Lutheran Church presents Concordia Community Academy with this free class to learn more about long-term care essentials. Bring your brown bag lunch, coffee provided. No products will be sold at this venue. For more info and to register, visit concordia oakharbor.org or call (360) 679-1697.

Sam Abell Lecture & Photo Presentation Thursday, May 24, 7:00pm Pacific NorthWest Art School, Coupeville Free Enjoy a lecture and photo presentation from the one and only Sam Abell of National Geographic fame. Sam has been teaching a master level photography class for the Pacific NorthWest Art School for 18 years. While he is here teaching he generously offers an evening lecture open to the public. If you have heard Sam present before, or this is your first time, it is always a memorable experience. The Pacific NorthWest Art School is located at 15 N W Birch St. This lecture should appeal to all artists, photographers, painters, fiber artists and mixed media.

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class Saturday, May 26, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, May 27, 9:00am-1:00pm CWSA, 397 West Safari Street, Coupeville Cost: $55 Firearms, safety gear, and 200 rounds of ammunition are provided. Just come ready to learn and shoot. This course is a two day relaxed learning experience that allows students to take their time so they learn to be proficient with a revolver and semi-automatic pistol. To guarantee a slot please submit payment by 05/23/2018 to CWSA, PO Box 711, Coupeville, WA. Contact Mike McNeff at shamrockll@yahoo.com or (480) 620-3727 if you have questions.

Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop Saturday, May 26, 11:00am-12:00pm North End Fitness Center, Oak Harbor This free informational workshop, presented by Rue & Primavera Physical & Occupational Therapy, will offer 3 simple steps to quick and natural healing. To register, call (360) 279-8323. North End Fitness is located at 2800 Goldie Rd.

Estate Strategies Essentials Tuesday, May 29, 12:30pm-2:00pm Concordia Lutheran Church, 590 Oak Harbor St Free Concordia Lutheran Church presents Concordia Community Academy with this free class to learn more about estate strategies essentials. Bring your brown bag lunch, coffee provided. No products will be sold at this venue. For more info and to register, visit concordia oakharbor.org or call (360) 679-1697.


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choice of hairdo. Or something more complicated. Come decision time, you’ll know what to do. The 18th offers up a special case of a universal truth.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) That which challenges you makes you stronger this week. Strength through adversity is the primary theme behind much of what you do. You’re happiest in the midst of a tussel, and sugar-coated troubles will attract you like a magnet. The outer sweetness is not what you want so much as the chance to pit yourself against the pains that lie within. Authority figures wear a target on their backs on the 18th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your best bet is to ignore that which you don’t control this week. Things will happen that lie outside your domain of influence and there is little point in getting stressed over it. Time to chill out and accept what is. Heroic counter measures are not your purview at present. Breaking an axle on the potholes of life will get you nowhere. Adjust your attitude around them on the 18th and go your merry way. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) You’ll shine in any activity that calls for the perky poodle mode this week. The brighteyed and wiggly-tailed one in the group will always be you. Social events are a natural and communications go faster and easier as a result. Who could not love you? None of which means you’re a lightweight. You can ax whatever doesn’t please you and cut it from your life, and do so with a smile. The 18th may allow you to prove it. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Relationships take two, which means it’s not all about you. Remembering that fact will get this week off to a much better start. The other extreme becomes more likely late week, when you’re apt to be caring and giving to a fault. Tending to the needs of others is good, provided you don’t tear yourself down in the process. Strive for the happy medium on the 18th and all will be better for it. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Where there are blunt truths to be told, the task falls to you this week. Feelings rank secondary to facts at key junctures, and you will know when to speak up and when to let matters slide. Your knack for knowing the difference is something not all have, so don’t squander it. A situation calling for diplomacy on the 18th may call you to step in and help an unadept. Don’t hesitate. It’s not hubris of you to speak out. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Tangles in need of sorting out fall within the scope of what you must do this week. It’s a time of endings and new beginnings, calling for your own special brand of discernment. This could be as simple as an appraising look in the mirror, followed by a new

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Far journeys in search of something you can’t quite define are likely this week. The appetite that can’t be whetted could be your hungry mind in search of an elusive fact. It could be something more substantial. The search is the thing, not its acquisition, so be prepared for some form of non-gratification. The elusive obvious, should you attain it, has a way of quickly losing luster on the 18th. And ever onward you go. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your devotion to your friends is central to your week. Friends in need will be delighted to discover that your strength to win at any task is now at its unparalleled best. Whatever you are called upon to do, it’s unlikely that you will fail. Don’t worry that you can’t see your way to victory at the start. Hidden factors that you may never know are at work for you behind the scene. There is more to the 18th than meets the eye. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) People go along with you this week, even when they don’t agree with you, so great are your powers of persuasion. This ability to get your way makes you the leader in many situations. While it’s permissible to promote your own self-interests, there is more that you can do. Be alert and sensitive to the needs of others and you will see how much. The opportunities come to you on the 18th.


50. A unit of plane angle

1. Small lump

52. Argon

4. Helps little firms

53. Fancy

7. A way of performing

56. Fried mixture of meat and spices

12. Lawyers

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your ability to listen and understand, backed by great strength of will, makes you able to shoulder another’s problems as well as your own this week. Your present focus automatically places you in the company of those guaranteed to bring out the best in you. Not that you will always relish the unfolding situation. You may not, but that does not diminish your ability to heal, fix and right wrongs on the 18th.

15. Stirred up

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) A magnanimous quality marks your personal and professional relationships this week. This generous and forgiving nature you exude may not be something you aspire to or are always aware of, but others find it very attractive. Don’t be surprised, therefore, at the unusual situations that may arise as a result. Kindnesses given often become kindnesses returned. The 18th brings some pleasant surprises.

27. More compact

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Making the right decision at the right time is made easier this week. Creative solutions to a variety of problems arise out of your casual contacts with people you wouldn’t normally turn to with deep issues. Use what you learn from them to hold the line against troubles large and small. You can’t always control the circumstance, but you do decide your reaction to it. You’re stronger than you think on the 18th. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

16. Believed in 18. The Bay State (abbr.) 19. Makes computers 20. Sodium 21. As fast as can be done (abbr.) 24. Institute legal proceedings against 30. Ethiopian river 31. Quantitative fact 33. No (Scottish) 34. A concession of no great value 35. Tony-winning actress Daisy 37. More (Spanish) 39. Russian space station 41. Helicopter 42. At the peak 44. Makes ecstatically happy

17. Revolutionary women 22. Smell 23. Ground-dwelling songbird

61. How green plants use sunlight 63. Without wills

24. Midway between south and southeast 25. American state 26. Keen

64. Unhappy 65. Meat from a pig’s leg

28. Khoikhoin peoples 29. Int’l defense organization 32. Samoan money


36. A sign of assent

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38. One from Somalia

2. Lyric poems 3. A dry cold north wind in Switzerland

40. Boat race 43. Trims 44. French coins

4. Trapped 5. Used for road surfacing 6. Cuckoos 7. Prefix “away from” 8. Seth McFarlane comedy

45. Indigenous Scandinavian 46. Flew alone 51. Loch where a “monster” lives 54. Japanese title 55. Pros and __

9. Not out 10. “The Simpsons” bus driver 11. Popular HBO drama (abbr.)

56. Present in all living cells 57. Something to scratch 58. Branch of Islam

47. Excellent

12. Acclaimed Indian physicist

48. Material body

13. Removes

60. Former CIA

49. The Golden State (abbr.)

14. One-name NBA player

62. Yukon Territory

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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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places like Puerto Rico, The US Virgin Islands, the Florida Keys, Port Arthur, Texas and Montecito, California. Come and enjoy strawberries on shortcake, waffles or ice cream, see your friends and neighbors and engage in an old and honored tradition. [Submitted by Robin Hertlein]

For teens ages 12 - 18 or grades 6 - 12

Enter Your Best Outdoor Photos in the Land Trust Photo Contest

Best in Show – Destanie Overly for her charcoal drawing titled “Viet Nam Worries” Shutterbug Award – Breanna Billman Wall Art – 1st Aurora Coffey; 2nd Edison Soliman; 3rd Aubrey James Photography – 1st Melissa Culver; 2nd Rheanna Benson; 3rd Tauni Keyes Sculpture – 1st Amelia Cramsey-Behke; 2nd Isabella Sanchez; 3rd Caroline Jungman Ceramics – 1st Isabella Sanchez; 2nd Aubrey James; 3rd Destiny Goodwin Jewelry – 1st Caroline Jungman; 2nd Cameron See The purpose of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. For information regarding membership, please contact Barbara Bland at barble@comcast.net or Erlene Little at ErleneJoe@earthlink.net.

ENTRY DEADLINE Tuesday June 18th FINAL COMPETITION Thursday June 28th

[Submitted by Meg Eisenbraun, Publicity Chair, AAUW Whidbey Island Branch] A Western Kingbird is perched near the Crockett Lake Preserve just off Highway 20 April 28. Sarah Schmidt, a Coupeville resident and Whidbey Audubon Society member, took this image and noted that this species is only occasionally seen on Whidbey during migration. Photo by Sarah Schmidt.

PERFORMANCE DATE Sunday, September 2nd

It’s time to showcase the natural beauty of Whidbey and Camano islands with your best outdoor photographs.

Are you ready to perform? • Do you love to sing? Do you have a group or band that would like a spot on the big stage at the Oak Harbor Music Festival?

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s annual photo contest is underway and photo submissions are being accepted.

Your chance is here again! Island County teens are invited to enter the TEEN TALENT CONTEST to win the chance to perform LIVE at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 2nd.

Everyone is invited to participate in the contest, which is now in its fifth year. The contest opened March 1 and the final day to submit photos is Sunday, July 8, 2018. Each participant may submit up to five photos.

For full contest rules and submission guidelines,

All photos must be taken outdoors on Whidbey or Camano islands, however, they don’t have to be taken on a property protected by the Land Trust. Images that showcase island landscapes or wildlife are most desired.

visit oakharborfestival.com. Supported by the Oak Harbor Music Festival. NON PROFIT 501(c)(3) EIN#46-1637770



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Winning photos will be featured in the 2019 Whidbey Camano Land Trust Calendar. At least 12 feature photos will be selected, one for each month. Twelve smaller photos also will appear in the calendar.


Photographers whose images are selected will receive special recognition and at least one complimentary calendar.



Last year, 850 calendars were printed and sold at locations throughout Island County. The 2018 calendar cover photo was a Short-eared Owl in the snow taken by Camano Island’s Matt Ferguson.

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Questions may be directed to landtrustphoto contest@gmail.com The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that actively involves the community in protecting, restoring, and appreciating the important natural habitats and resource lands that support the diversity of life on our islands and in the waters of Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.wclt.org, email info@wclt.org, or call (360) 222-3310. [Submitted by Ron Newberry, Communications Manager, WCLT]



Skagit Valley College Alum Recognized for 24 Years of Service on SVC’s Human Services Advisory Committee


Award Winners at the AAUW All-island High School Showcase of the Arts Islanders and visitors turned out to admire the creative works of our high school students at the annual All-island High School Showcase of the Arts sponsored by the Whidbey Island branch of the American Association of University Women. Students from all three high schools submitted their artwork to a panel of professional artists who selected the final pieces for exhibition and awards at the Coupeville Rec Hall. Cash prizes of $100, $75 and $50 were awarded for first, second and third place in five categories: Wall Art, Photography, Sculpture, Ceramics and Jewelry. A new Best in Show award ($100) was added this year, and member Nancy Hodges once again sponsored the Shutterbug Award ($100) in honor of her father, an avid photographer. The following students were the winners in each category:

Skagit Valley College (SVC) alum David Wilder was recently recognized for 24 years of continuous service on SVC’s Human Services Advisory Committee. During his service, David successfully served three stints as committee chair. “David Wilder exemplifies the very best in the human services field,” said SVC Human Services Department Chair Bob Malphrus. “His dedication to caring about others and giving back to our community is truly an inspiration.” David Wilder earned his Human Services degree from Skagit Valley College in 1994. He has been employed by Chinook Enterprises in Mount Vernon as a Production Administration Assistant for the past 19 years. David’s ongoing volunteer efforts in the community were also recognized in 2011 when he was awarded the Governor’s Voluntary Service Award. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Local Business News Island Transit Getting Greener Island Transit buses are getting around on a cleaner fuel this spring. As part of Island Transit’s dedication to serving the community, it is committed to purchasing environmentally-friendly equipment and adopting initiatives and programs that help reduce environmental impact on the county, region and the planet. As a sign of its commitment, Island Transit’s bus fleet switched to a biodiesel fuel blend early this month. Biodiesel is a domestically produced, clean-burning, renewable substitute for petroleum diesel. Using biodiesel as a vehicle fuel increases energy security and produces fewer harmful emissions such as CO2 and carbon monoxide. In addition to biodiesel, Island Transit continues to plan to replace its smaller, gasolinepowered buses with propane-powered buses for future procurements. These are all incremental steps in moving Island Transit to operate greener. For more information, contact Ken Riley, Maintenance Manager, (360) 678-7771.

Stop By the Side Door Barber Shop Sue Johnson, owner of Side Door Barber Shop, is bringing her 45 years of barbering experience exclusively to Oak Harbor. She invites all those looking for a great haircut to stop by her place at Midway Trader’s Village, 390 NE Midway Blvd., Suite B-104, and enjoy a relaxing haircut and a hot cup of Joe. Retired from the NAS Whidbey Island Barber Shop, Johnson will be available for $15 haircuts from 10:00am to 5:00pm every Wednesday and Thursday. Call (360) 672-8622 to book your appointment.

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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 26, 10am-3pm, 5027 Par Drive, Freeland. Household items, furniture, antique side table, golf clubs, Computer Monitor, lots more.

ANNOUNCEMENTS 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. 425923-0451 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 888-3889221. 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

WORK WANTED Caregiving services for all ages. 20 years experience in medical assistance and caregiving. Licensed as HCA and CPR certified. Can do anything from cleaning to shopping to medical care. Also love to cook, owned a personal chef service. Please call Martha 360-320-4582 (1)

JOB MARKET Seeking Caregiver for Private Client (Oak Harbor/Coupeville): Saturdays and Sundays from 8am - 8pm plus 3 to 4 weekday evenings each week from approximately 4 - 8pm at our home between Oak Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.42)

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Harbor and Coupeville, WA. (40+ hours per week available). The caregiver will work with a 67 year old woman who is recovering from a brain injury. Will partner with client on daily routine. The ideal caregiver will be intuitive, gentle, and patient; experience with caregiving. Nursing background a plus. Desire candidate with flexibility to schedule some longer shifts with advance planning. Please respond to Robin at 360-9410040 or robinrezvani@gmail. com. Please send resume and references if possible (2) RETAIL CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION: Part-time, flexible, 3-4 days per week. Must have exceptional customer service and organizational skills and be self-motivated. Minimum 18-years old. Knowledge of art supplies and design a plus. Apply in person at Gene’s Art & Frame, 250 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. No phone calls please (2) On-site manager needed. House and stipend included. Starts immediately. Call Gail, 360-320-5539 (1) DRIVERS: Drivers wanted for Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle. CDL/ P2 Preferred, Training available for those without. Full Time, Part Time and weekend openings available. Details at

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


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Foster Homes Needed! 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.

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

We are in the process of a making a serious downsizing No Cheating! effort, and we have items for sale in the following categories: costume jewelry; furniture; garden tools; hand tools; kitchen items; luggage (including duffel bags, tote bags & backpacks); puzzles and toys; sports items; storage racks; yard equipment (boat trailer winch, and 30 gallon sprayer); and other yard items. If you are interested in seeing what we have available, please call 360-678-1167 to make an appointment. 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

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WANTED Collectibles, Art & Antiques. Cash paid for quality items. Call or Text 360-661-7298 (0)

FREE Dietetic Management (DM) canned cat food for DIABETIC CATS. High protein, low carb to support nutritional needs of diabetic cats. Half-case available. Sell-by date is passed but still has nutritive value. Becolli@mindspring.com, 360-678-7737 (1)


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Please try to limit your classified to 30 words or less, (amounts and phone numbers are counted as words) we will help edit if necessary. We charge $10/week for Vehicles, Boats, Motorcycles, RVs, Real Estate Rental/Sales, Business Classifieds and any items selling $1,000 and above. We do charge $25 to include a photo. The FREE classified space is not for business use. No classified is accepted without phone number. We reserve the right to not publish classifieds that are in bad taste or of questionable content. All free classifieds will be published twice consecutively. If you would like your ad to be published more often, you must resubmit it. Deadline for all submissions is one week prior to issue date.

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My dad recently died and the wonderful caring and professionalism of the staff at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home rate the highest possible praise. They combine patience and understanding with a thorough knowledge of their business. My husband and I were comforted throughout the funeral planning. I will forever marvel at their genuine compassion. They are experts in the gentle guiding of those of us going through the bereavement process. They never pushed and were always prompt and efficient with the business side of things. I recommend them unreservedly. –

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Strength of Spirit in the THANK YOU! Helping Hearts and Hands After 37 years in business we are retiring and at Whidbey Memorial entering into a new journey. By Kae Harris When a strong and giving heart is needed and compassion most necessary during times of grief, no place is more capable of providing just that better than Whidbey Memorial. This is a funeral chapel where work ethic combines with passion and caring in such a way to make the already difficult task of laying a loved one to rest, a little less difficult. Paul Kuzina, owner of Whidbey Memorial, knows exactly what it takes to provide quality service with care. He is undoubtedly Whidbey Island’s most experienced funeral director and his skills and expertise cover a wealth of different avenues, from embalming, ceremonies and rituals to death certificates, headstones and so much more. Paul and his staff care for each and every person who walks through Whidbey Memorial’s doors and everyone from the decedent to their loved ones is given the utmost respect at all times. These people who work so closely with the bereaved, helping them find their way through the tumultuous waters of end-of-life circumstances when a loved one passes, do so because they feel humbled in service to the wonderful people who make up Whidbey Island. Their motto, which they stay firm to, “putting heart into quality service,” is the cornerstone of the unparalleled quality services they provide. For those who are looking for an advanced planning specialist, they need look no further than Whidbey Memorial because Paul is licensed to do just that. By discussing and recording with people their end-of-life wishes far ahead of time, countless clients on and around Whidbey Island have found peace of mind. Attention to detail is paramount and Whidbey Memorial and the staff are always careful to ensure a decedent’s wishes are carried out with precision, comfort and caring for all concerned. Clients can rest assured their final wishes will be honored, respected and adhered to and this is a priceless ‘gift’ to family members on which grief will already weigh heavily. The loved ones’ load is lightened and healing can begin with a little more smoothness.

We would like to thank our customers and friends for your support through the years!

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Whidbey Memorial staff give of themselves consistently and completely and this has laid the foundation of their reputation for care and quality service. By ensuring the decedent and their loved ones are always at the forefront of everything they do, Whidbey Memorial staff’s compassion becomes a palpable act manifest. As a paragon of support and know-how, the staff's expertise is always a blessing to the bereaved. Likewise, the entire staff are the most empathetic and capable individuals the industry can boast, demonstrating their ceaseless commitment to all those who pass through their doors. For more information about their indispensable services, call Whidbey Memorial at (360) 675 -5777, visit their website at www.whidbeymemorial.com or stop in on 746 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, 98277.



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