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GUEST COLUMN By Ron Newberry Special to the Whidbey Weekly

If You Build an Osprey Nest, Will They Come? Bonnie Thie eagerly awaits the day when she sees an Osprey poking its white head out of a nest high above the Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s Admiralty Inlet Natural Area Preserve located just north of Fort Casey State Park off of Engle Road.

Jim Kaiser, left, Randy Cowart, and Bonnie Thie watch an Osprey nest foundation being constructed at Admiralty Inlet Preserve near Coupeville on April 15, 2018. Photo by Whidbey Camano Land Trust.

Thie’s anticipation started building after two arborists with Canopy Conservation LLC scaled a tall grand fir tree in mid-April and used a unique method to construct the foundation of a nest for Ospreys, a fish-eating bird of prey. Thie and her husband Randy Cowart funded the project on land that Bonnie and her sisters, Krista Thie Hoyt and Carol Thie, donated to the Land Trust in 2016 to expand the Admiralty Inlet Preserve. That land is dear to Thie and her family. She calls it “Larry’s Acres,” after her late father Lawrence Thie, who loved to work on the property during his retirement years, clearing brush and planting trees. Her mother, Mary Louise Thie, who died in 2016, really enjoyed nature and was fond of birds, especially Ospreys. That’s what got Thie thinking about a way to make the wooded property more attractive to Ospreys as a potential nesting site. “My mother always loved seeing the Ospreys whenever we would drive through South Whidbey,” Thie recalled. “She would look for them nesting. It just occurred to me that it would be pretty cool to have Ospreys nest on Larry’s Acres in honor of my mother.”

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She contacted Jim Kaiser of Osprey Solutions LLC and hired him to lead the Osprey nest habitat enhancement project at the Land Trust’s Admiralty Inlet Preserve. Kaiser is an expert on Osprey nesting behavior and nest management issues. Throughout his career, Kaiser has been called on by government, utility companies, private companies, and schools for assistance to prevent, cope with, or relocate problem Osprey nests. A common remedy in urban settings is to build a pole platform. Previously, the best technique in a natural forest was to girdle or top a tree. A few years ago, Kaiser introduced a new method, which doesn’t kill a tree or detract from its natural surroundings and is less costly to construct. It involves pruning branches near the tree’s top and using those branches, interwoven with long bamboo poles, to build a sturdy foundation to serve as a “starter” nest for an Osprey pair to customize and complete. This method was employed at Admiralty Inlet Preserve atop a 125-foot grand fir that arborist Shaun Sears estimated to be roughly 100 years old. “The Osprey is the one bird that prefers to nest at the top of the tallest tree,” Kaiser explained. Eagles and hawks tend to nest about a third of the way down in a tree’s canopy. This new Osprey nest habitat enhancement technique is good for the tree because it reduces the weight of the branches in the crown, which are susceptible to breaking in high winds. And, by thinning the tree, we open up the tree crown so that Ospreys can access the top of the tree.” Osprey populations have been rebounding in the Pacific Northwest since a drastic decline occurred in the mid-1970’s due to pesticide use. Kaiser estimates that about a dozen Ospreys return to their breeding grounds on South Whidbey in early April to raise their young. Although Ospreys are occasionally sighted at nearby Crockett Lake, right now the closest occupied Osprey nest is located five miles away to the southeast, though Ospreys have attempted to establish a nest just two miles southeast of the lake on a power pole off of Race Road in recent years. You can view Osprey nests built on top of cell towers located along State Highway 525 and at a recently erected nesting platform at the South Whidbey High School ballfield. Kaiser predicts it could be a year or two before Ospreys start colonizing near Coupeville and settle into their new nest. Ospreys tend to be more tolerant of human activities than other birds of prey and will build nests on structures near water with an abundance of fish. Thie will be watching for activity at the new nest site. “Every time we go by, we take a look,” she said. “We’re hoping to see Ospreys nesting within the next two years. It would be fabulous, of course, if it happens this year.” The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a nonprofit nature conservation 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.

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As spring comes to a close, and summer ramps up, let us all remember to slow down. Let us not only stop to smell the roses and peonies, but slow down enough to see where the heck we are going.

Put the cell phone in the glove box, or just put the cell phone in your gloves. As my best pal’s dad said to us in the hospital after we had totaled a brand new 1965 Valiant after our high school class graduation party, “Boys, remember, driving is a full time job.” Thank goodness we all survived. Lesson learned, Mr. Wert, lesson learned. Country Comforts The Sue Frause photo, pictured on the starboard side of this column, pretty much shows the positive purpose of the sold-out South Whidbey Schools Foundation Gala Dinner held last Saturday night at the Comforts of Whidbey Winery in Langley. Hopefully, the folks are still counting money. For some great pictures, and a video clip or two, check out Laura Canby’s incredible digital captures at www.SWSFoundation.org. This incredible community driven organization has helped empower hearts and minds for educators and educatees since its opening bell in 1995. Thanks to SWSF President Chris Gibson for his five years of dedicated and selfless leadership. Such purposeful productivity certainly runs thick in Chris’s Jean pool. Yep, Chris’s mom is Jean Gibson. I believe I have waited over thirty five years to use that Jean pool line. We thank you for your patience. SmartMadeMeals Anyone who shops at a drug store for food is in the wrong building. Over the years, going to get prescriptions with our parents meant having to wait for the prescriptions to be filled, which meant having time for a cherry Coke and a burger at parental expense. It also meant comic books, paperback books, and the latest issue of Photoplay. While the term drugstore cowboy has been attributed to the wanna be cowboys lined up on Melrose Avenue while awaiting extras jobs in Republic Pictures westerns in the 30s, our version in the 50s was as wanna-bees sitting at the drug store counter, on red- or black-topped stools that spun, while we were talking our faces off.

Tomorrow, I will try the chicken meal that has a bunch of other adjectives on the outside of the box that make the inside sound better. We’ll see.

Your musical pleasure is guaranteed with Valetta and friends! Free Lunch Last week, many of us south end postal patrons received a giant flier which sported two really large purple words, FREE LUNCH. The next line, in smaller black letters, “& Informational Seminar.” The third line, in even smaller black letters, “on the benefits of preplanning your cremation.” What, no hyphen? Preplanning, without a hyphen, just does not look right to me. I have no faith in spell-check, which should have a hyphen, even if the hyphen is not suggested by spell-check. I grew up with hyphens. We accepted them. We embraced them. We moved them around. We played with them. Hyphens were inside maneuvers, unlike dashes which were often around the ends.

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1. Who the hell is this? 2. Hey, mother of my children, are you sick or what? 3. Yeah, and I love you too. What’s wrong? 4. What now? Did you wreck the car again? 5. I don’t understand what you mean. 6. What the hell did you do now? 7. Are you sure this is for me? 8. Don’t beat about the bush, just tell me how much you need. 9. Am I dreaming? 10. If you don’t tell me who this message is actually for, someone will get hurt. 11. I thought we agreed you wouldn’t drink during the day. 12. Your mother is coming to stay with us, isn’t she? Have a great weekend, with or without your cell phone. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Next, the women were instructed to exchange phones with another woman and read aloud the text message they received in response to their message.

Like my step mom Thelma told Dad when he retired, “Louie, I married you for breakfast and dinner, but not for lunch.”

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I went to the back of Rite Aid where the breakfast juices are located, down from the soft drinks and cheap beer. Oh my, I said to myself, I see a yellow sign that says BOGO or Buy One Get One. That meant a freebie.

Sometimes a guy has to bite the bullet and eat processed foods. Sometimes a guy has to realize Grandma ain’t cooking tonight or tomorrow.

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While I am always interested in a free lunch, I am not sure I want to be in a room filled with people who are discussing cremation while chewing.

The women were then told to take out their cellphones and text their husband “I love you, sweetheart.”

Knowing my meal had been “inspected for wholesomeness by the US Department of Agriculture,” I dove right in. No Benadryl tonight.

Heidi Hoelting will present a concert of art songs composed by her mother, Elizabeth Ogden, with singers Claudia Walker and Jeannette d'Armand. The program will also include gypsy jazz, classical selections, and improvisations performed by Talia Toni Marcus, violin, and Heidi Hoelting, piano.

Ott and Murphy alert Valetta Faye, one of the most joy-filled female song stylists I have ever seen, will be celebrating her birthday, singing at Ott & Murphy June 16 in Langley. Nick Nicholai (piano) and Scott Small (drums) will join Valetta on stage.

However, last week in Freeland, my shopper’s intuition dragged me into a drug store. Was I drugged in?

So, tonight, I served up for myself, in less than five minutes, the roasted white meat turkey medallions with honey glazed roasted sweet potatoes and citrus green beans.

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Like the President says, it is all about the process, whether we talk frozen food, canned goods, or politics.

Some women answered “today,” a few “yesterday,” and some couldn’t remember.

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I highly recommend the result of my latest intuitive attempt to find a frozen meal that does not taste like airplane food used to.

To quote Valetta, “Since the first time I visited Ott & Murphy, appearing there was always in the back of my mind. It’s so warm and the South Enders are always so friendly. This ‘new kid on the block’ is really looking forward to doing the show.”



rummy at the club. Some folks who don’t have a club, just get rummy on gin.

“Ride ‘em, cherry Coke cowboy. A round of Roy Rogers for the boys by the greeting cards.”

Then, my eye caught a new frozen food label, Smart Made, from Heinz, back in Pittsburgh, PA, just down the Allegheny River from my home.

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Bits & Pieces Island Transit Monthly Board Meeting Friday, June 22, 9:30am Island Transit Administrative and Operations Building 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, WA 98239 [Submitted by Meg Heppner, Island Transit]

Eighth Annual Open House at Freeland Art Studios

Letters to the Editor Editor, The Eagles Club in Freeland would like to thank the community for its overwhelming support of the 20th Annual Plant Sale in May. The support we received from the community was amazing and the sale was a wonderful success. A special thanks to the businesses and individuals, from the south end to Coupeville that generously donated items and/or services to help boost our efforts. We also thank the local media for doing great job of publicizing the event. We set another record this year and look forward to donating proceeds to our south end charities in the upcoming year. Thank you again for supporting the Eagles to continue to help the South Whidbey community that we serve. Sally Howard Plant Sale Chairman, FOE Aerie 3418

Island Transit Accepting Public Comment on Fares Through June 21, 2018 Island Transit is accepting public comment regarding the proposal to establish a fare on fixed and paratransit bus services through June 21. All comments along with a summary of public input will be presented at the Island Transit Board of Directors meeting held at the Island Transit Administrative and Operations facility at 9:30am on June 22 for the board’s consideration prior to making a decision whether to implement fares on Island Transit fixed and paratransit bus services.

Meet the artists of the Freeland Art Studios 10:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, June 9. Freeland Art Studios is a large studio space, over 7,000 sq. feet, that houses 12 separate artist workspaces. This year, Freeland Art Studios welcomes two new artists; Karen Renz is in the process of setting up her studio space for making multi-dimensional glass creations. Jon Bloom’s media is clay portraiture and photography. Woody Morris will be showing his new media; lampwork glass beads. Artists at the Freeland Art Studios work in a variety of different media including: stone, metal, clay tile, jewelry, mosaics, cast glass, bronze, wood, resin paintings, mixed media and water features. Artists are: Jon Bloom, Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Tom Lindsay, Woody Morris, Sara Owens, Karen Renz, Frank Rose, Sue Taves, Declan Travis, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell. Many of the artists will be at the studio for the open house and will have completed art for sale as well as new works in process, they hope you can stop by to see what’s new and enjoy some light refreshments. Freeland Art Studios is located at 1660 Roberta Avenue off of Harbor Ave in Freeland (behind Whidbey Island Bank and the WAIF Thrift store.) For more information go to: www.FreelandArtStudios.com. [Submitted by Sue Taves, Freeland Art Studios]

June is Orca Awareness Month

Comments may be submitted via: Online Survey available at www.islandtransit.org Email at info@islandtransit.org By mail or in person at 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, WA 98239. Information regarding the proposal can be found online at www.islandtransit.org. Island Transit’s Board of Directors will consider all public input on the proposal and may take action on the proposal at the regularly scheduled board meeting on June 22, 2018. Island Transit Board meetings are open to the public and include an opportunity for public comment at the board meeting.

Please join the Orca Month celebrations as Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center unveils an interactive, high tech personal listening booth so visitors can experience the unexpected underwater sounds of our local marine world. The Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit was created in honor of active volunteer and orca lover Pat Price through the efforts of her family, Orca Network, and many partners. The new exhibit playfully integrates technology with an antique wood phone booth, while emphasizing easy use for people of all ages. Via an interactive touch screen featuring

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beautiful artwork by Sara Hysong-Shimazu, and audio systems created by Scott Veirs of Orcasound, anyone can experience the unusual sounds of the local sea within their own personal listening booth. Visitors can also listen live to Orcasound’s hydrophones and hear what is happening throughout the Salish Sea. Have you ever wondered what an earthquake sounds like underwater? What does lightning or a sea gull from above sound like from below the waves? How about whales talking to each other? Or a sea lion’s underwater bark? Even fish flatulence!? The new exhibit has this and more.

The exhibit was created through a partnership of many enthusiastic volunteers over the past year, powered by the memory of Pat Price’s life and involvement supporting orcas and other whales. Orca Network will be celebrating the official opening of the Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit at the Langley Whale Center on Sunday, June 10 from 11:00am to 5:00pm with a special dedication taking place from 3:00pm to 4:00pm. For additional information, visit www.facebook.com/LangleyWhaleCenter, contact cindy@orcanetwork.org, or call 360-221-7505. [Submitted by Cindy Hansen, Orca Network]

Loons in our Midst Loons are the essence of wilderness. Their haunting calls evoke images of forested lakes and remote tundra, yet many of these beguiling creatures are drawn to Whidbey each year. The Whidbey Audubon Society hosts veteran nature observers, Steve and Martha Ellis, to present “Loons in our Midst.” The program is Thursday, June 14 in the Coupeville Recreation Hall at 901 NW Alexander Street. Doors open at 7:00pm for socializing followed by a short meeting and awards; the program begins at 7:30pm. This final program of the season is free and open to the public.

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In Silvius Leopold Weiss, the final performance of the 2018 Salish Sea Early Music Festival Sunday, June 10, at 7:00pm at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, baroque lutenist Oleg TImofeyev from Iowa City, Iowa and Jeffrey Cohan, on the one-keyed baroque flute, will play reconstructions of music by Silvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), the most prolific and highly esteemed lutenist of the baroque who rivaled Johann Sebastian Bach in improvisational skill and worked for more than three decades at the court of the Elector of Saxony in Dresden with flute virtuoso Pierre-Gabriel Buffardin (1689-1768). Although he wrote much music for obbligato, or fully written out, lute and flute, the flute part has unfortunately been lost but has been reconstructed for this performance. The program will also include music for obbligato lute and flute by Ernst Gottlieb Baron (1696-1760) and Friedrich Wilhelm Rust (1739-1796). Admission will be by free will offering/ suggested donation ($15, $20 or $25) with those 18 & under free. For more information please see www.salishseafestival.org/whidbey or call the church at 360-331-4887. St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church is located at 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. [Submitted by Jeffrey Cohan]

Which loon species do we host? Where do they come from? What draws them here? When is the best time of year to see over a thousand loons from a Whidbey beach? The Ellises will answer these and other loon questions and will focus on which fish species are preyed on and how loons catch them (Common Loons can dive to depths of 200 feet). They’ll also answer the age-old question, “Are loons loony?” Come hear the evocative calls – you’ll feel transported to a northern lake! Steve and Martha Ellis have been making natural history presentations and leading field trips for nearly 30 years. Steve is the former vice-president of Whidbey Audubon Society and grew up listening to the calls of loons in Alaska. Born and raised in Arizona, Martha became acquainted with loons when she moved to Whidbey after graduating from

Island Thrift board members Cathy Niiro and Peggy Whitford present WhidbeyHealth Foundation Executive Director, Helen Taylor and auctioneer, Dr. Doug Langrock a check for $20,000 at the WhidbeyHealth Gala on Saturday June 2. Island Thrift, located at 600 SE Barrington in Oak Harbor, gives all proceeds back to the community in the form of grants. WhidbeyHealth will use the funds raised at the gala to remodel the entrance way to the hospital. Photo submitted by Peggy Whitford

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED Miss Pioneer Way Pageant Seeks Contestants The third annual Miss Pioneer Way Pageant is currently accepting applications. This pageant is open to girls ages 0-14 who have travelled along Pioneer Way. Divisions include Baby (ages 0-2 ), Tiny (ages 3-4), Mini (ages 5-6), Little (ages 7-8), Young (ages 9-10), Junior (ages 11-12), and Miss (ages 13-14). A queen and first princess will be selected from each division. The 1st place winner (Queen) in the Mini through Miss Division will accompany Miss Oak Harbor Royalty in the 4th of July parade. Entry fee of $25 and applications are due by June 15. Space is limited to 20 contestants in each division. This is an ALL-NATURAL (no make-up) pageant, and contestants are asked to learn the lyrics to “Grand Ol’ Flag.” Applications are available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, Peoples Bank, online at pageantwyse.org and by emailing pageantwyse@gmail.com. Miss Pioneer Way is presented by Pageant Wyse, Inc., whose mission is to provide scholarships for young women interested in the advancement of their education through the spirit of a competition that embodies the four points of the crown: scholarship, service, success and style. For more information, contact Jes Walker-Wyse, Director, at pageantwyse@gmail.com. [Submitted by Jes Walker-Wyse]

Holistic Health Fair Presented by Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association Have you heard of Reiki and wondered what it is – or how to pronounce it? Or questioned if acupuncture could help that low back pain? What are Naturopathy and CranioSacral Therapy and Hanna Somatics, and how can they improve your health? Come to the next Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association (WIHHA) FREE Holistic Health Fair Saturday, June 16 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Bayview Community Hall and get answers to these questions.

The fair will feature member practitioners, many of whom will be offering free mini-treatments as well as information about their techniques and how they can help. If you’ve always wanted to learn about the different types of holistic practices available on Whidbey, now’s your chance. WIHHA (pronounced “whee-haw!”) is an association of over 50 holistic health providers on Whidbey Island. Its mission is to promote quality of life, inspire health and wellness, and increase awareness of holistic health in our community through education and outreach. Practitioners believe in the power of the human body to heal itself. By approaching health in a holistic manner, they first consider the innate wisdom of the body and then seek to balance, support, and improve the individual’s physical, mental, and spiritual health. Holistic approaches can be used as an alternative to or to complement allopathic methods, such as drugs or surgery. This approach to health is both non-invasive and geared toward prevention of illness, with the intention to enhance optimal health. WIHHA members will donate their time to help improve the health of Whidbey residents, and all treatments are free. Stop by before or after you hit the Bayview Farmers Market, and get there early to take advantage of as many techniques as possible! To learn more about WIHHA or the Holistic Health Fair, contact Lynne Donnelly at (360) 544-8445, send an e-mail to WIHHAmail@ Lynne.org, or see the website at www.WIHHA. com/category/events. [Submitted by Kerry McCaslin, RSHom (NA) (Cand)]

Equestrian Crossings Offering Summer Lessons Do you love horses? Have you always wanted to learn to ride? Then Equestrian Crossings is the place for you. All instructors at Equestrian Crossings are CHA certified and offer adaptive, English and Western riding lessons for disabled and able-bodied riders ages 5 and up. They

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also welcome retirees who want to brush up on their skills and get back in the saddle again. Equestrian Crossings offers reasonable rates, including a discount on purchasing a lesson package. A non-profit organization located on south Whidbey Island, Equestrian Crossings operates out of two locations:

Boyle also praised his crew in the challenging conditions. “Great flying by Lt. Adam Laasko and superb positioning by Petty Officer Second Class Francisco Toledo counteracted the strong winds while hovering,” he said. “Our ground team did an excellent job of handling this patient in an extremely timely manner given the steep nature of the terrain.” The next mission for NAS Whidbey Island’s SAR team took them to Olympic Mountains south of Quilcene on Sunday morning, May 27, following a report of a fallen climber. After searching for 20 minutes the crew located the hiker who had fallen into a crevasse, along with three other companions. After pulling him out the crew transported him to Harborview.

Reinshadow Arena 3893 Canter Lane, Greenbank, WA Whidbey Equestrian Center 21306 SR 20, Coupeville, WA Starting July 5, lessons at Reinshadow Arena will be held Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Presently at Whidbey Equestrian Center hours are 12:00pm to 6:00pm Wednesdays.

On Monday, May 28, the crew’s first mission of the day was a joint effort with the Coast Guard in conducting a search following a reported red flare in Elliot Bay. The search proved uneventful. That evening the SAR crew received another call, this one from the Olympic Mountain Rescue team in the Olympic National Park for a patient suffering from severe abdominal pain, possibly sepsis. The SAR crew successfully hoisted the patient from a small clearing and transported him to Harborview.

For more information, please call 360-3201573, email info@equestriancrossings.org or visit www.equestriancrossings.org [Submitted by Valerie Locke, Equestrian Crossings]

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Launched on Four Missions Over Memorial Day Weekend Search and Rescue (SAR) teams from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted three rescue missions and one search during this past 2018 Memorial Day weekend. The first mission occurred near Winthrop on Goat Wall at an altitude of 2,600 ft. on Friday, May 25, when a 36-year-old woman suffered a compound ankle fracture. After a 40-minute transit, the crew arrived on scene and had two crewmembers rappel down with the litter to retrieve the injured hiker before transporting her to Harborview. According to Lt. Andrew Boyle, the senior mission commander, the Goat Wall rescue proved challenging due to the terrain, gusty wind conditions, and the patient’s condition; she suffered a serious compound fracture. “The terrain the injured woman was on would have made it very dangerous for ground rescuers to get her out on a litter,” said Boyle.

NAS Whidbey Island SAR, has now conducted 13 total missions throughout Washington State this year, eight rescues six searches and one medical evacuation throughout the year. “I’m impressed with the professionalism and dedication of the crew to perform at such a high level which performing multiple missions throughout the weekend,” said Lt. Cmdr. Dillon Jackson, the SAR Officer in Charge. The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/ MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation. Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the BITS & PIECES

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

Discover the many mammals on Whidbey. Learn where the animals live and why. Play the Animal Olympics game and make your own animal mask. Wear weather appropriate clothing For more information, contact Janet Hall at janet.hall@parks.wa.gov or call 360-678-1186.

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Open House & Season Sneak Peak Saturday, June 9, 2:00pm-4:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor

Learn how the combined use of sound vibration and principals of Chinese medicine can help alleviate physical, mental, and emotional issues within the body. Join Janie Keilwitz for an informative presentation and demonstration. Everyone is welcome. Visit wihha.com for more information.

Thursdays, June 7, 14, 21, 7:30pm Fridays, June 8, 15, 22, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, 7:30pm Sundays, June 10, 17, 24, 2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, enjoy this fun and music filled play! Tickets and more information available at whidbeyplayhouse.com

Slowgirl Thursday, June 7, 7:30pm Friday, June 8, 7:30pm Saturday, June 9, 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 https://www. brownpapertickets.com/event/3412131

Enjoy an afternoon of live entertainment, grab some refreshments in the lobby, meet the production directors, and explore the adventures that will be on stage during next year’s season! The program will feature scenes and songs from The Little Mermaid, Daddy Long Legs, The Octette Bridge Club, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, A Streetcar Named Desire, She Loves Me, and Incorruptible that will leave you wanting more! Tickets for the event are complimentary but space is limited. RSVP by contacting the Playhouse at office@whidbey playhouse.com, call 360-679-2237, or indicate “Going” on the Playhouse Facebook event.

Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit Opening Celebration Sunday, June 10, 3:00pm-4:00pm Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave, Langley

Representatives from Skagit Organics 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

Come participate in the unveiling celebration of the Pat Price Ocean Listening Exhibit at Orca Network’s Langley Whale Center. You can now learn about local marine animals by hearing what they sound like in their natural environment below the waves, via an interactive touch screen and audio system in your own personal listening booth. For more information, call 360-221-7505 or go to www.face book.com/LangleyWhaleCenter.

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Career Fair

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, June 8, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland

Friday, June 8, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations applied to Pop and Motown covers. No cover. For more information, call 360-682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Credo St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble From Russia Friday, June 8, 7:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Ave. The Credo St. Petersburg Men’s Ensemble from Russia returns to present a concert of Russian Sacred Music and Folk Songs. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Kazan, Russia Partnership Committee, the concert is free and open to the public. The concert reflects Russian culture and heritage, with a balance of sacred songs by Russian composers and Russian folk songs. A free-will offering will go to support the ensemble in their tour of the United States west coast. For more information and directions, contact Oak Harbor Lutheran Church at 360-679-1561, office@oakharbor lutheran.org, or www.oakharborlutheran.org.

Star Party Friday, June 8, begins at dark Prairie Overlook next to Coupeville Cemetery Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at re.bob. scott@hotmail.com, or visit www.icas-wa.org.

Junior Rangers Program: Mammals of Whidbey Saturday, June 9, 1:00pm-2:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm Fort Ebey State Park, 400 Hill Valley Rd, Coupeville

Wednesday, June 13, 10:00am-2:30pm CPO Club Ballroom, 1080 W. Ault Field Rd., Oak Harbor NAS Whidbey Island Fleet and Family Support Center is hosting a Career Fair that is open to the public. This is a great opportunity for those that are searching for employment in our area to meet with employers that have active open positions available.

Bayview Corner Street Dance Wednesday, June 13, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley From polka to punk, Western Heroes’ diverse collection of songs are all played with one goal in mind: to get people up and moving. Held rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Comedy Night #9 Friday, June 15, 8:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Jazz/Afro-Cuban/Latin interpretations applied to Pop and Motown covers. No cover. For more information, call 360-682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Holistic Health Fair Saturday, June 16, 10:00am-2:00pm Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Rd, Langley Learn about Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association (WIHHA) and meet its members/ healing professionals. This is a free community event. For more information, visit www. wihha.com

An Evening of Smooth Jazz Saturday, June 16, 7:00pm-9:00pm Ott & Murphy, 204 First St., Langley $10 Cover Featuring the vocals of Valetta Faye accompanied by Nick Nicholai on piano and Scott Small on drums. For more information, call 360-2217131.

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Farmers Market Book Sale Saturdays, June 9, 16, 23, 30, 10:00am-2:00pm Located at the Coupeville Farmers Market Shop locally at the Friends of the Coupeville Library book nook for your “picks of the day!” Books for all seasons and all ages. Proceeds benefit the Coupeville Library. Making Fibulas - with Cyndy Jensen Saturday, June 9, 1:15pm-2:15pm & 2:30pm-3:30pm Coupeville Meeting Room Making Fibulas - (not the body part!) but a fun way to create a brooch using only wire, beads and your imagination. This is the first of two back-to-back workshops. Registration is required. North Sound Writers Group Monday, June 11, 10:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Join other writers to discuss, problem solve, share and receive feedback and work on the craft of writing. Everyone is welcome. For more information about this group visit northsoundwriters.com Discuss the Classics with Rita Drum Monday, June 11, 1:30pm Oak Harbor Library Please join us as we discuss William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy 12th Night in preparation for the upcoming Island Shakespeare Festival. Contact Rita Bartell Drum at 631-7075980 or email ritadrum777@gmail.com Clinton Book Group: Queen Sugar Wednesday, June 13, 10:00am-11:00am Clinton Library Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of “Queen Sugar” by Natalie Baszile. Books are available to check out a month prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library. The selection for next month will be “Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artists: Barbara Marks & Christine Crowell Artists’ Reception: Saturday, June 9, 2:00pm-5:00pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm There will be light snacks and beverages and live music by Quinn Fitzpatrick on guitar. Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

Meetings & Organizations Whidbey Weavers Guild Thursday, June 7, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, 180 Parker Rd. Coupeville The June program will be presented by Suzie Liles and Madelyn van der Hoogt. Their program is titled Decades of Weaving Friendship and will include a power point presentation. Bring a lunch and your own cup. Treats welcome. For more information, visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org

Republican Women of North Whidbey Thursday, June 7, 11:30am Oak Harbor Elks Club Our guest speaker this month will be Loren

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED Spivack, noted speaker and author of “Free Market Warrior.” Join us for an interesting and entertaining program and spend time with like-minded women. Cost is $10 for lunch. For those unable to make our daytime meeting we will also be hosting an evening program with Mr. Spivack as guest speaker at the Oak Harbor VFW, June 6 at 6:30pm, cost is free. For more info contact Rita Drum at ritadrum777@ gmail.com or phone 631-707-5980.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Monday, June 11, 1:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland Our speaker for June is Karin Borgerson, who will present the program: Beyond the Pie Chart: Making the Most of Autosomal DNA. The testing companies emphasize bioregional (ethnicity) estimates in their marketing campaigns, but there is so much more to autosomal DNA than the pie chart! This talk will briefly address the benefits and limitations of bioregional estimates, but most of the presentation will be focused on the most valuable par of the results – the DNA matches. 11:45am Open Forum: Meets in the Chapel and provides an opportunity to research, explore records and obtain expert assistance from members. The public is invited at no charge.

W.I.G.S. (Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers) Tuesday, June 12, 1:00pm 2720 Heller Road, Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor Deborah Wallin will speak about Swedish Genealogical Research and how she got into genealogy. She taught history, geography and American government for 28 years at Skagit Valley College, upper level history classes for Chapman University at NAS Whidbey Island for several years, and has been teaching classes at the Oak Harbor Senior Center since 1989. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact whidbeygensearchers@gmail.com.

Greenbank Progressive Club Potluck Dinner & Meeting Thursday, June 14, 6:00pm Greenbank Community Clubhouse, Corner of Bakken & Firehouse Roads Meet and greet will be followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. The evening’s program will be presented by Mario & Veronica Sainz who just opened their Mexican restaurant in Greenbank. There will also be a short report by Alex and Emily on their progress for reopening the Greenbank Store and Grille and the interim deli and mini-mart. This is our last meeting until September. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call 360-6784813 For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, June 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, June 16, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $35 This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Rd., off Oak Harbor Rd., where students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. Students can register online at nrainstructors.org For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at 360-675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbey sportsmen.org.

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New WICA play says 1972, but still rings true By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” the latest production by Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, may be set in the 1970s, but there is nothing outdated in its message. Island audiences will have a chance to examine that juxtaposition as they take in performances beginning Friday and running through June 23 at the Langley theater. Written by Sarah Treem, the play, set on Whidbey Island in 1972, is directed by Phil Jordan and features cast members Nancy Pfeiffer, Grace Webb, Nichole Morell, Gail Liston and Connor Kinzer. It tells the story of Agnes and her 16-year-old daughter, Penny, who run a bed and breakfast. It is also a secret “safe house” for abused women. “Agnes runs the house in an orderly and efficient manner and is trying to help her daughter navigate into adulthood,” described Jordan. “A young woman comes to the house for protection, and suddenly Agnes’ orderly world starts to come unraveled.” Set more than 20 years before the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, “When We Were Young and Unafraid” takes place during a time when there wasn’t much recourse for women who were victims of domestic violence. For many, these safe houses were the only way out of truly terrible situations. While the play shares the story of those women who could have been involved in laying the groundwork for what would ultimately become the feminist movement, and while women have made great strides since then, one can’t help but compare it to current events. “The play is rooted in 1972, but it allows us to see: a) the brave women who changed the way we think about domestic

Tyler Raymond Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Grace Webb plays 16-year-old Penny in “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” opening Friday at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley and running through June 23.

violence; b) see how far we have come in 45 years; and c) prepares us to continue to fight for things like pay equity and freedom from sexual harassment,” said Jordan. “The wave of women stepping up and pointing out abusers today is exactly what women were doing 45 years ago,” agreed Gail Liston, who plays Hannah. “The play speaks to our current climate.” “We have come a long way from the 70s, nearly all of it in thanks to the radical feminists of that era,” said Nichole Morell, who plays Mary Anne. “Many of the domestic issues rampant in that time are now criminalized and women escaping abusive households have a huge network that will help them. In 1970, if there was abuse, it was never spoken about. Although we’ve come a long way, we still deal with sexism and abuse.” For Grace Webb, who is 16 and a junior in high school, playing the role of Agnes’ daughter, Penny, was an eye-opener.

Tyler Raymond Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Mary Anne (Nichole Morell) and Paul (Connor Kinzer) play a couple whose relationship is affected by domestic violence in “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” playing at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts June 8-23.

“It’s really jarring to be exposed to such blatant sexism. I’m not really used to it, because well, I wasn’t alive in 1972,” she said. “I’m grateful for the experience because it gives me a better understanding of what so many women had/have to go through.

“Sadly, this play is still incredibly relevant to current events,” Webb continued. “Things seem to have gotten better, but with the #metoo movement exposing the underbelly of sexual assault, it seems the path for equality still has a long way to go. But I think I can speak for my generation when I say we aren’t backing down from this fight anytime soon.” “I was in college in the late 60s and early 70s,” said Mira Steinbrecher, who is the play’s costume designer. “So much of what I saw as I came of age is reflected in the work. And so much of the ground that was broken for women during that time is still being contended. “We all know these themes are still played out in our society,” she continued. “Bringing them to the forefront now seems like an accident of very good timing, when Roe v. Wade is under assault and women, on average, still earn less than their male counterparts.” Despite the very serious, and relevant, themes of “When We Were Young and Unafraid,” the play is very entertaining, on many levels, said cast and crew.

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Public invited to tour Camp Casey

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly All are welcome to explore and learn more about Whidbey Island history at Camp Casey Conference Center during its annual open house, scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19. Part of a historic military fort built in the late 1800s, the open house will feature free tours of the barracks and mess hall, Fort Casey Inn, the Colonel’s House and free admission to Sea Lab and the swimming pool. “If you’re curious, this is the opportunity to check us out,” said Robyn Myers, manager of conference services at Camp Casey and Fort Casey Inn. “We’ve got quite a bit going on. We’re open 24-hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. We rent space year round and a lot of people don’t realize what all we do.” Camp Casey was built as part of Fort Casey, one of three forts constructed at the turn of the 20th century, which also included Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island. The forts, called the “triangle of fire,” protected the entrance of Puget Sound. At one point, Fort Casey was the fourth largest military installation in the state, housing 10 officers and 428 enlisted. Fort Casey was used as a training facility up until the mid-1940s.

Camp Casey Conference Center, adjacent to Fort Casey State Park, has been owned by Seattle Pacific University since 1956. The facility has been updated and renovated and hosts school groups, churches, nonprofit organizations and outdoor education classes, in a way carrying on the fort’s mission. “We’re seen as a campus, we are an educational center,” said Myers. “We have a conference center, but we are a university. We’re also part of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, which also has its own guidelines on how we can use the property.” The open house provides an opportunity for the public to get a good look at facilities like the Colonel’s House, normally used as a retreat space for SPU leadership and special groups. SPU Professor Emeritus, Bill Woodward, will host historical lectures at noon and 2 p.m. and Casey history expert Steve Kobylk will lead guided tours at 1 and 3 p.m. Woodward will also lead a guided walking tour of Fort Casey State Park and its gun batteries at 3:15 p.m. Admirality Head Lighthouse, also located in the state park, will be open for tours from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The professor will be doing a history lesson about why the fort was built. It’s rather interesting to discover who our enemies were in the 1800s when the fort was first built,” Myers said.

Photo Courtesy of Camp Casey/Seattle Pacific University Tours of the Colonel’s House at Camp Casey Conference Center near Coupeville will be offered at the facility’s annual open house Tuesday, June 19 and will feature a brief history of why Fort Casey was built.

There will also be tours of the Fort Casey Inn, a row of historic cottages that served as officer housing before World War I. Rooms at the Inn are available for the public to rent. The barracks and mess hall are also included on the tour, with complimentary snacks and coffee. People will also have the opportunity to tour Sea Lab, a marine biology teaching facility. “Each spring we get a permit to dive off Camp Casey Beach, which is a marine sanctuary, and divers donate their time in March to help stock Sea Lab,” Myers explained. “We have about 20 tanks that pump water in from the ocean, and they’re stocked with live sea critters from right off the beach in the spring. “We get about 3-to-5,000 students each year and get to have the conversation about these species and how they live,” Myers continued.

Photo Courtesy of Camp Casey/Seattle Pacific University Visitors to Camp Casey Conference Center near Coupeville will have the opportunity to tour Sea Lab, a marine education center, during an upcoming open house from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 19.

As many as 40,000 visitors come to Camp Casey each year. For those who have never been to the area before, Myers said it’s fun to see their reaction. “We get a lot of people from eastern Washington and many of them have never seen

the ocean before,” she said. “I think there’s a big “wow” factor in terms of our history and location. It’s just a spectacular location by itself and with the historic structures, you’re able to feel a sense of days gone by.” Myers said many of those who come to the open house feel some sense of connection. “A fair amount of visitors are retired, or their folks are retired, and a majority of them have either lived in a similarly styled home or grew up in one,” she said. “It’s fun to hear the stories. The folks that come honor the history of the space.” More information on the Camp Casey open house is available at www.spu.edu/casey. A reminder, the Camp Casey open house is free, but those heading into the state park will need to observe state park guidelines. Camp Casey is technically private property and is not open to the public, making the open house is a great opportunity for the local community to learn more about it, said Myers. “I’m so proud to work here and want to share this with the community,” she said. “People should know what’s going on out here.”

WICA continued from page 7 “I have loved every minute of watching the cast grow into their roles and bringing this story to life,” said Jordan. “I also REALLY enjoyed finding the music from the late 60s and early 70s. Anyone who likes the music from that time will love this play.” “There are some killer one-liners in this show,” said Morell. “I’m laughing on the inside every time I hear or say them.” “I have one line in the play, ‘We live on an Island - EVERYTHING is far away,’ and I just think that line is so hilariously accurate,” said Webb. “We refer to it as ‘The Island’ a couple of times, which I also think is very accurate. I think the author nailed the small-town-everyone-knows-everyone feel.” “It is easy to identify with the characters in ‘When We Were Young and Unafraid,’ but even more, I think audiences will appreciate the search for connection and family each of the characters embody,” said Jordan. “It is a play with serious themes, but the overall play is really a joyful celebration of what we have accomplished and how human connection is what makes us whole.” Tickets to the show are $22 for adults, $18 for senior citizens

and military and $15 for youth or for matinee performances. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. through June 23. The piano bar opens one hour before each performance. Tickets are available at the WICA box office by calling 360-221-8268 or online at tickets.wicaonline.org. “People should come see it to start a dialogue,” Morell said. “The content can be triggering, but it is life. It is a good reminder that our society still has a long way to go and that the only way it will change is if we personally put in the advocacy.” “This play speaks to our times,” said Liston. “We believe in it, and we are pouring our hearts into it.” “It reminds us of all that we have and all that is important to us,” said Jordan. “And it reminds us of the hard work performed by people we never met that allows us to live the way we do today.” “It’s important to learn about the past, so we can make a better future,” said Webb.

Tyler Raymond Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Agnes (Nancy Pfeiffer), left, runs a bed and breakfast on Whidbey Island in 1972 that is also secretly a safe house for domestic violence victims in the WICA production of “When We Were Young and Unafraid.” Hannah (Gail Liston) is a radical feminist who has strong opinions on how women should handle relationships with men.

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By Carey Ross Action Point: Johnny Knoxville is back as a shady amusement park owner, a role that allows him to return to the stunts that have been his career calling card–including one that caused his eyeball to pop out of his head. Don’t worry. He popped it back in and is just fine. ★ (R • 1 hr. 25 min.)

Oceans 8: In a world where women make 78 cents on the male dollar, I guess it should come as no surprise they only get eight women to do a job that has historically taken anywhere from 11 to 13 men to pull off. I’m very sorry, but that joke was begging to be made. ★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.)

Adrift: This is based on a true story in that two real-life people did sail a real-life boat from the real-life place of Tahiti to the other real-life place of San Diego right into the heart of a horrifying real-life hurricane, but unless Sam Claflin’s character is a ghost, that’s where the real-life resemblance ends. ★★★ (PG-13)

Overboard: This gender-swapped remake of the 1987 Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell comedy doesn’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.)

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

Show Dogs: The ad campaign for this caper about a cop and his canine partner makes the argument there are not enough live-action 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.)

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.) Hereditary: This horror movie starring Toni Collette (excellent in everything) was referred to by one reviewer as a “bats**t-crazy collision of the supernatural and the classically mythological,” which I think is a fancy way of saying “scary as hell.” ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 7 min.) Hotel Artemis: This is some near-future, post-apocalyptic thriller about a hospital for criminals, but I don’t even really care what it’s about because it stars Jodie Foster in her first onscreen role in five years, and she’s bringing Jeff Goldblum, Sterling K. Brown, Jenny Slate, and Zachary Quinto with her. ★★★ (R • 1 hr. 37 min.)

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Solo: A Star Wars Story: This movie will no doubt have the cottage industry that lives to critique, parse, analyze and dissect every last detail of every last Star Wars anything whipped into a white-hot frenzy of opining, but as a true fan, I’m here to tell you I just need this to look and feel like a Star Wars movie and I’m all set. Calm down, internet. Going to the movies is supposed to be fun. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 15 min.)

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SIMPLE SUMMERTIME TREATS! Summer is all about fun. It’s warmer weather, sunshine and the ability to be out and about long into the evening before the sun even thinks about going down. Longer days means more time for activities, which is always a double-edged sword for those who have young children. Yes, these lengthy summertime hours see a wealth of opportunity for outdoor play and even educational events to indulge in, but it can also mean more time to fill up not only the imaginations of our little ones, but their bellies too! It isn’t just the little ones who need gastronomic fulfillment, especially when summer is at its peak. Adults will likewise have to become inventive and cater to people, young and not as young alike. I take this season as an opportunity to create not just fun and games, but dishes and treats of all kinds! Of the very many treats I’ve made over the past several summers, the fruity ones seem to have been a favorite in my household. First, there is my oldie-but-goodie, the very reliable creamy berry popsicle. Made from the freshly squashed innards of blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, this cooling ice-lolly hits the spot on any warm day. With a base of plain Greek yogurt, honey and fresh orange juice, it blends into harmonious berry bliss ready to freeze in molds and chow down on when the days are long and warm. Second on my list are the parfaits, in all their multitudinous combinations. From chilly cookies and cream – alternating layers of your favorite crumbled cookies with chocolate pudding and whipped cream – to banana cream and healthy granola and fruit parfait cups, your options to create amazing cups of cool and delicious goodness are endless. Next up has to be icebox cake. It’s so quick and easy and on top of that, it’s refreshing. All you do is mix together 8 oz of cream cheese with 2 (3.4-ounce) packages of vanilla instant pudding until well blended. Gradually add 2½ cups of ice cold milk until combined. Next, fold in 12-ounces of whipped cream. Spread a thin layer of this


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onto the bottom of a 9x13-inch dish. Layer graham crackers across the bottom to fit. Spread a layer of the creamy pudding mix over it and on top of this, layer your favorite slices of fresh fruit (strawberries and kiwi work exceptionally well, as do blueberries). Place another layer of graham crackers atop this and repeat until your last layer is one of fruit. Chill for about 4 hours to give the crackers time to soften and become almost cakey, and that’s it! Easy as…Icebox cake! Fruit definitely takes the spotlight for me when I make treats during the warmer months. Not only are they a breath of fresh air on a sunny day, they’re healthier for you too. Don’t get me wrong, I am not at all against preparing a mint crisp tart with its chocolate decadence and extremely creamy, tasty base of dulce de leche and whipped cream. I’ll just note here it also contains mint chocolate, and mint is well-known for being refreshing, so it’s just as good a treat as any for summer! If you want to stick to the fruitier side of things, that’s totally fine and if you dress it up like fun, kids tend to enjoy them so much more. Why not make banana popsicles? Place a peeled banana (smaller ones are best) on a skewer, then wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for an hour. Melt some semi-sweet chocolate chips until smooth and then remove your bananas from the freezer, unwrap and dip each one into the melted chocolate. Set aside on a plate and then place and store in the freezer until ready to eat. Again, not only tasty but also on the ‘better-for-you’ side. And of course, the ways in which you can make this your own are only as limitless as the boundaries of your imagination! This next treat I have made but once, and I really enjoyed it. I’m not sure why I haven’t made it again, but it’s a classic – literally. A Dole Whip Float, which is famed at Disneyland, has good reason for it’s fabulous reputation. It’s delicious. Simple as that; copycat versions are all over the internet – lucky for us. Make use of some fresh (or canned) frozen pineapple chunks (about 3 ½ to 4 cups) and whiz away in a blender with 8-oz. of coconut milk, 10-oz. of pineapple juice


a little coconut sugar (or white sugar) if you like – though you can completely omit this. Make sure this mixture is smooth, then scoop into a large resealable bag and freeze until it’s almost like a soft-serve ice cream consistency. Cut off a corner of the bag and pipe into glasses, top with more pineapple juice, garnish with fresh mint leaves, serve and enjoy! You don’t have to top with pineapple juice, you can use any kind! How about some freshly-squeezed orange juice or perhaps even apple or peach? The option is yours! When I think about the warmth of the days and the most memorable things to do (and eat), ice cream always seems to crop up over and over again. In my home, ice cream sandwiches are a big thing. I make my own ice cream and cookies and we smoosh them together to make some really tasty homemade ice cream sandwiches made with a lot of fun and perhaps some trial and error, too! Dear readers, I hope your upcoming summer is filled with fun in the sun, lots of outdoor activities and definitely some yummy treats! I’m including my recipe for homemade ice cream sandwiches and if you try your hand at them, let me know how they come out! Please send any and all comments, questions, and certainly recipes you might like to share, to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we can do exactly that – dish! Ice Cream Sandwiches 4 cups heavy whipping cream 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk Peanut Butter Cookies: 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 egg, beaten Chocolate syrup In a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks form, but be careful not to overmix. Add the condensed milk and stir with a spoon until thoroughly incorporated. Freeze for 6 hours or until completely set. To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350°F and place the racks on the top and bottom third of the oven. In a medium bowl, combine peanut butter, sugar, vanilla and egg until well mixed. Spoon mixture by rounded tablespoon an inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten the rounds with a fork and bake for ten minutes, switching the cookie sheet position from bottom of the rack to the top, halfway through. When done, remove from heat and cool completely. Spoon as much ice cream as desired onto one peanut butter cookie, drizzle with a little chocolate syrup and sandwich with another cookie. Freeze until set (and store in the freezer), then serve and enjoy! To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Historic Preservation Commission The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes and/or related disciplines. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) members for threeyear terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. Commission members work with the Town of Coupeville, Island County and Ebey’s Reserve Trust Board staff to process applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for properties located within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of nine members, four (4) members appointed by the Council of the Town of Coupeville; four (4) members appointed by Island County; and one (1) member appointed jointly by Island County and the Town of Coupeville. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Historic Preservation Commission Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is 360-679-7381 and email should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on June 12, 2018. For additional information please phone 360-679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) No matter what your interests this week, the likelihood is unusually strong that you can realize tremendous accomplishments. The possible weak link in your outlook is your focus. Lack of focus could mean that you are unable to settle on a point of attack. Ideally, a sharp but flexible focus would attune you to your goal while also letting you adapt to changing conditions. Try to keep your major objective in sight on the 11th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Uncertainty is likely to be your constant companion throughout this week. Faced with confident-appearing sources that may or may not be reliable authorities, you make an easy target for fast-talking pitchmen. Take advantage of the present situation to learn as much as you can, but don’t take everything you hear as gospel. The voice of experience on the 11th is only one view and not necessarily the whole story. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Pessimistic sources have valuable information to convey this week. You may not hear the message, however, if you take the method of delivery as a personal affront. Becoming defensive in the face of evidence that things are not as you thought them to be doesn’t serve you. Neither does blindly following the loudest leader. Separate facts from personalities and you will be ahead of the game on the 11th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Control your early week enthusiasm and you may be glad you did when things slow down later. Novel possibilities presently have a way of not delivering on their promise. The clouds are lifting on some gloomy situations, it is true, but sudden euphoria as a result can work against you. Stabilizing forces are your friend on the 11th, in whatever form they occur. Check in with your spouse or business partner. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your sleepless nights over the obstacles plaguing that pet creative project of yours may be nearing their end. Time invested looking here and probing there in search of ways to break your impasse holds promise of bearing fruit this week. Keep doing as you have been and don’t give up hope of a breakthrough. Diligent efforts made now return double what you put into them. Don’t fritter away the opportunities on the 11th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) It’s important this week to keep your spirits up and not descend into melancholy. The uncertainties you fear are more likely to work for you than against you. Undo worry over things that haven’t happened only drains you needlessly. Devote yourself to small positive steps taken

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your feelings of optimism are not misplaced. You may not get everything right the first time, but do keep trying. Odds are good that with enough persistence, you will luck out. Though it’s your week to succeed, nothing is a given, and you must apply yourself at every turn. Help is there when you need it, so do not hesitate to delegate what you can’t handle yourself. The 11th may be the day that puts you over the top. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You will do well this week to spend more time listening than talking. When you’re talking, you’re not learning, and there is much to be learned from some very unlikely sources. Action does speak louder than words, a good thing to remember when the time comes to put your point across. Old habits may or may not serve you well here. It’s up to you to know what’s helpful and what’s not on the 11th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Planning and persistence may be your two greatest assets this week. Backed by those, all your undertakings get a quantum boost toward success. Unwelcome distractions presented by the less dedicated in your life can derail your forward momentum only if you allow it. Get ahead now while the getting is good, or fritter your chances away in meaningless play. Such is the nature of the choice before you on the 11th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s perfectly understandable if you’re feeling swept along by circumstance in directions you never thought to go. This is nature’s way of encouraging you to explore. New possibilities this week are the inevitable result of events that may seem beyond your control. The key to your response may lie in understanding how you got to where you are, with the answer showing that, appearances aside, you really are in control. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) It’s the kind of week in which what seem like little events when they happen will later loom much larger. Some of these might actually prove to be life-changing in their scope. You may feel rushed along by the pace of certain people in your peer group, but do try to keep up. There is a timetable of unfoldment, and all the frenzy is calculated to keep you moving along on time. The 11th is ripe with clues. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Certain people may pitch you an unexpected curveball or two this week. A playful stance in life is your best hope of connecting with the pitches for a base hit. Being open to new possibilities keeps you in the strike zone. Getting locked into how you think things should be will almost certainly result in a strikeout. Don’t hesitate to go where whimsical events lead you on the 11th. There’s a method behind the madness. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Green and yellow citrus fruit 5. Type of clock 10. Die 14. A hammer needs one 15. Leopard (Hebrew) 16. In the Hebrew calendar 17. Away from wind 18. Type of footwear 19. Malaysian coastal city 20. Arm bones 22. A type of diligence 23. Banquets 24. Home of The Beatles 27. Electromotive force 30. Small amount 31. Type of cola 32. Adult female 35. Astronomy unit 37. Hall of Fame 38. Type of gazelle 39. Places 40. Women from the Mayflower 41. Liquid served with food 42. Predatory semiaquatic reptile (abbr.) 43. Angle (abbr.) 44. Touched lightly 45. Cannister 46. Crony 47. Tell on 48. Body of water 49. Sorts out 52. Mammary gland of female cattle

55. Collegiate athletic conference 56. Sword 60. Protein-rich liquids 61. Emaciation 63. Italian seaport 64. Agreement 65. Chinese ethnic group 66. University of Miami’s mascot 67. People who buy and sell securities 68. Genus of mosquitos 69. Holds up your head CLUES DOWN 1. Two-toed sloth 2. Impudent behavior 3. The right to take another’s property 4. Refers to end of small intestine 5. Mandela’s party 6. Inserted strips of fat before cooking 7. Secret love affair 8. Responds to stimulation 9. Wife 10. Desert mammal 11. A nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine 12. Uncommon 13. __ Kristofferson, actor 21. Where buildings are built 23. Chain attached to a watch 25. Holiday (informal) 26. Clod

27. Synchronizes solar and lunar time 28. Australian eucalyptus tree 29. Aerosol propellant 32. Coats with a sticky substance 33. Master of ceremonies 34. The venerable __, British theologian 36. A baglike structure in a plant or animal 37. Witch 38. Strike with a light blow 40. The First State 41. Satisfies 43. A way to fish 44. Magnetic tape used to make recordings 46. For each 47. Flower cluster 49. Closes off 50. One who supports fanatically 51. Type of vaccine 52. Approves food 53. Hoofed grazing animal 54. Drearily dull 57. Youngster 58. __ Clapton, musician 59. Take a chance 61. Yearly tonnage (abbr.) 62. Female sibling Answers on page 15


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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, MARCH 16 9:23 am, SE Pasek St. Requesting call referencing why police car was shining light into her house last night and tried reporting party’s front door.

4:11 pm, Elton St. Caller advising someone is playing gunshots over loud speaker west of house; ongoing issue.

11:06 am, SW Greatview Pl. Requesting call referencing coyotes; caller is afraid to go outside. Says lots of them have moved near house and have rabies.

5:23 pm, Cornet Bay Rd. Reporting party advising subject put duct tape across his front window with a note; has put dog poop on his car in the past; requesting call.

12:47 pm, Hickory St. Reporting party called the other night in reference to perpetrators on property. States held four of them at bay for hours; no officer responded. Requesting call.

6:36 pm, NW 4th St. Caller advising neighbors are making loud noises; states lawyer told caller to call any time this starts. Banging on fence for last 15 minutes, believes trying to harass her.

1:07 pm, SW Harbor Vista Cir. Advising around 2 am this morning someone rang caller’s doorbell repeatedly for about 10 minutes. States roommate looked out window and saw subject leave in an older white Ford truck.

9:55 pm, E Frostad Rd. Reporting party states saw light coming out the back of vehicle, northbound on SR 20 in Dugualla Bay; thought it was broken taillight, but now thinks someone was signaling “S.O.S.” from trunk.

2:46 pm, Quail Ln. Advising neighbor came on caller’s property and started yelling at caller; told him to get out. Nothing physical. Neighbor came to complain but caller doesn’t know why, “he is just a s*** head forever.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 20 9:03 am, NW 3rd Ave. Reporting animal using yard as bathroom.

SATURDAY, MARCH 17 12:26 pm, NW Dory Dr. Caller reporting vehicle hit and run two months ago; now states suspect admitted it to a friend of caller’s. Vehicle is currently at address, suspect is sister’s husband. 12:48 pm, Taylor Rd. Reporting an extremely inebriated male walking on Taylor towards Dyke Rd.; walking in middle of street, falling. SUNDAY, MARCH 18 2:47 am, Glacier Ln. Reporting party believes husband may have drank himself sick on accident; isn’t replying to reporting party’s calls or text messages; was at a party at location. 9:44 am, 2nd St. Subject curled up on floor inside, sleeping; reporting party advising saw signs of life; was moving around adjusting himself. 2:10 pm, SR 525 Reporting neighbor shooting guns; advising just got hit in the head; bounced off his head. States he is fine, not bleeding, denying need for medical attention. 3:29 pm, Scatchet Head Rd. Reporting subject passed out inside caller’s mom’s house. Advising subject is not supposed to be in mom’s house, was wearing mom’s clothing. 4:31 pm, Scatchet Head Rd. Reporting party on line advising mom misplaced her purse, “freaked out” and called 9-1-1. Got another agency initially, transferred to ICOM; during transfer, caller advised his mom found her purse and everything is fine. MONDAY, MARCH 19 7:54 am, NW 3rd Ave. Reporting ongoing issue with animal using yard to defecate. 8:18 am, SR 20 Caller reporting subject sleeping in the trees at location. 9:30 am, SR 20 Reporting disorderly subject riding in roadway yelling at cars.


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4:08 pm, Junco Rd. Reporting party advising was chased by 10-12 dogs on Junco; one dog tried to bite reporting party but missed. 6:43 pm, SR 20 Advising reporting party’s items at location are being sold; doesn’t live at location but subjects who live at location are selling reporting party’s trees and property; reporting party had until midnight tonight to get items from location. 7:04 pm, Harbor Sands Ln. Caller states male subject came to location “drugged up.” Male said he had drugs on him. Caller asked male to leave after male began cussing and yelling about a drug deal. Male is now gone. 9:36 pm, Ault Field Rd. Advising vehicle threw bottle out window at reporting party; vehicle was driving behind reporting party with high beams on, when he passed, he flipped reporting party off and threw bottle at her vehicle. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21 8:36 am, Spruce Pl. Caller owns property and is building a house; reporting ongoing problem with neighbors trespassing; caller got a call this morning from “a county employee” who told him neighbors were on his property again, measuring things. Requesting call to know what the steps are to trespass them from property. 11:57 am, Engle Rd. Advising found a “dragon’s nest” on trail that has rocks painted like “dragon eggs.” 3:01 pm, Appian Way Advising landlord came over without notice and stole caller’s dog; states did not see this, was asleep, but spoke to another tenant who states landlord came by earlier and took dog. 8:16 pm, SE Catalina Dr. Caller advising has been in contact with a subject in a 25-foot sailing vessel; now in the Oak Harbor Marina and cannot figure out how to get it into the actual marina, just keeps going around and around. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.


Life Tributes Laurie Strowd Griggs June 13, 1928 – June 1, 2018 Laurie was a resident of Coupeville since 1997. She is survived by her two children; Deborah Hoeszel (husband Gary), Kevin Griggs (wife Kaori) and her grandgaughter Jamie Renee Chittenden and great granddaughter Kaiden Renee Rose. Laurie also had two other children: Barry Griggs; born August 24 1946, died March 13, 1947 and Penny Griggs; born December 5, 1947, died August 12, 1948 Born to Walter & Charlotte Strowd in a one-room log cabin in Goshen, Alabama in 1928, Laurie was the youngest of seven children. At age seven she moved to Elmendorf, Texas where she was raised until age 17. In June of 1946, Laurie married a young Air Force officer, Fredrick M. Griggs. They were married 46 years until his death in 1992. During their time together, Laurie and Fred traveled extensively with Air Force assignments taking them to places such as Washington DC, Bermuda, Colorado, Hawaii, Japan, California and more. Laurie also had a 25 year career with the U.S. Postal Service while living in Sacramento, Calif. after Fred’s retirement Laurie was raised in a Christian home with Sunday school and revivals being a way of life. At age 13, she was active in the church choir and soon after attended San Marcos Baptist Academy in preparation for missionary service, but when World War II started, she returned home to finish high school. Later in life, Laurie rededicated her life to Christ through Bible study, worship, praise and association with Christian organizations. Her devotion to Christ enriched her life and blessed her with many cherished friends. Laurie was diagnosed with colon cancer in mid-May and underwent urgent surgery at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center in Coupeville but was unable to recover from the extensive trauma to her fragile body. She passed away June 1, 2018 at 8:10 p.m. in the intensive care ward with her children by her side. She will be greatly missed by a great many close friends and family. A small memorial service will be held at the Coupeville United Methodist Church Wednesday, June 13 at 3 p.m. Laurie asked that in lieu of Flowers, a donation be made to the Billy Graham Association in her remembrance.

Captain Richard H. Porritt, Jr. September 20, 1948 - May 19, 2018 Richard H. Porritt, Jr. (Rick) was born in Point Pleasant, New Jersey, September 20, 1948. He attended Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, where he majored in Philosophy. During his sophomore year, he met the love of his life, Susan Jene Forcey, and they were married in Washington, D.C. in June, 1971. They created a lifelong partnership of love and support that lasted almost 48 years until his death. Following graduation, Rick became a 5th grade teacher where his energy and enthusiasm for teaching created a classroom where learning was fun. Rick joined the Navy and was commissioned an Ensign at NAS Pensacola. He was designated a Naval Flight Officer in November 1971 and reported to VQ-2 in Rota, Spain for his first fleet tour. He flew as a navigator in the A-3 Skywarrior and operated from five Mediterranean deployed carriers as well as various European, Middle Eastern and Caribbean bases. Rick and Susan’s first daughter, Michelle, was born in Spain

prior to Rick’s transfer to Washington, D.C. in 1975. He served at Navy Field Operational Intelligence Office until 1977. Their daughter, Kristin, was born in Annapolis, MD during that tour. Rick and his family then moved to Whidbey Island, where he reported to the VAQ-129 Vikings for Electronic Countermeasures Officer Training in the EA-6B. In May, 1978, he joined the VAQ-136 Gauntlets, deploying aboard the USS Saratoga to the Mediterranean. Upon his return, he was among the cadre of Gauntlets to fly the planes to Japan for home-porting the squadron aboard the USS Midway. From July 1980 to June 1981, Rick served as an instructor in VAQ-129. He and the family then moved to Monterey, Calif., where he attended Naval Postgraduate School, graduating in December, 1982 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security Affairs. Following refresher training at VAQ-129, Rick joined the VAQ-139 Cougars for the squadron establishment in 1983. He deployed to the Pacific/Indian Oceans aboard the USS Constellation. He augmented the Black Ravens of VAQ-135’s no notice deployment to the USS Coral Sea in the Mediterranean in 1986. Rick served on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations, Electronic Warfare Directorate in Washington, D.C. from 1986-1987. He returned to Whidbey Island briefly for ICAP-II transition and then joined the Gauntlets of VAQ-136 as Executive Officer aboard the USS Midway in the Indian Ocean in December, 1987. He commanded the Gauntlets from July, 1989 to January, 1991. While Rick was deployed for most of that time, Susan and the girls traveled to meet him as often as possible. Trips to Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and Korea provided great quality time for the family. In February, 1991, Rick and the family returned to Whidbey Island where he commanded VAQ-129 from August 1991-August 1992. Following this command tour, Rick attended National War College in Washington, D.C. and then accepted orders to Stockholm as the Naval Attache to Sweden, Estonia, and Latvia. After returning to Whidbey Island, Rick retired from the Navy June 1, 1997. Rick’s total retirement didn’t last long. In late 1997, Rick became a contract instructor teaching operational and tactical procedures to EA-6B aircrew in the EA-6B flight and weapon system simulators. In January, 2004, Rick was promoted to site manager for the contract instructors and led the effort to build the concept and organization for the contract instructor cadre for the follow-on Electronic Attack EA-18G Growler aircraft. In January, 2010, Rick served as a system analyst for EWA, Inc. supporting the Electronic Attack Weapons School. He became a key coordinator in developing the concept and syllabus for the EA-18G Growler Weapons School, which trains squadron EA-18G Weapon System Instructors. In fall 2011, Rick began work with Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Fleet Electronic Warfare (EW) Center in developing a road map and syllabus for conducting Navy EW Officer Training. Rick fully retired in April, 2015. Rick was passionate about everything. His interests were many and varied. He was artistic, creative, and spiritual. Everyday of his life was filled with love, compassion, joy and of course music. He is survived by his wife, Susan; daughters Michelle Fleharty (Chris); Kristin Wilson (David); and four grandchildren: Taryn Fleharty, McKenna Fleharty, Isabella Wilson, and Liam Wilson. He is also survived by his three sisters and their families: Karen Lanspery (Paul); Tracey Dunlap (Jim); Donna Porritt Bromage (Sam); nephew Carl Dunlap; and niece Adrienne Reade (Chris, Bentley, London). He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Richard H. Porritt, Jean Porritt, brother Michael Porritt, and nephew John Lanspery. Memorial services were held at Oak Harbor United Methodist Church Saturday, June 2. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in memory of Rick may be made to the Dr. Henry Kaplan Research Fund through the Swedish Foundation, 747 Broadway, Seattle 98122 or online at www. swedishfoundation.org. For more information contact 206.386.2738. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Please visit Rick’s page online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.

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BOATS/PARTS FOR SALE Mercury 2007 outboard motor, 3-1/2 hp, 4-stroke, brand new, $900; Windlass, Lewmar Pro Series, stainless, 1000G, 12V, 5/16”, with wireless remote. Never used – still in box, $800. 360-682-6003 (1)

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE 1970’s Vintage Fisher-Price Little People sets: Barn (28 pieces), $25; House (31 pieces), $25; Sesame Street (34 pieces), $35. Call 360678-5071 (1)

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Moving Sale: Saturday, June 9, 8am-4pm, 2287 Williams Road (Off Hastie Lake Road), Oak Harbor. Household items, tools, yard items, furniture and much more. Garage Sale: Saturday, June 9 & Sunday, June 10, 9am-4pm, 4108 Deer Lake Road, Clinton. Several vehicles and trailers for sale, along with knick knacks, tools, a freezer, and other miscellaneous items. The Shakunage Japanese Women’s Club’s annual garage sale: Saturday, July 21, 8am-2pm, Oak Harbor Senior Center. In the past proceeds have helped support the club and worthy causes, such as the Oak Harbor Senior Center, Tsunami relief, and National Night Out.

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/NorthPugetSoundDragonBoatClub?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 How’d you do? Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.43) 9 4 6 5 7 2 3 1 8 7 5 1 3 9 8 2 6 4

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Island Hospital is actively seeking Dishwashers (Dietary Aide I) and Housekeepers. Part Time, FULLY BENEFIT ELIGIBLE positions, and Reserve positions available!Please apply online: www.islandhospital. org/careers (2) Regency on Whidbey - Caregivers: For a full job description and to apply visit www. regency-pacific.com click on Career Options, select Regency on Whidbey (1) PT Evening Janitorial – Freeland/Clinton: Hiring immediately for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 8 hours per week (one hour per shift) in Freeland, half hour per visit, 2x per week in Clinton. Start time flexible (after 6pm/earlier on Saturday). Compensation: $12 per hour. Easy $400+ extra income per month! Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass background/ drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. E-mail: susan. valenzuela@ybswa.net (1)

Barwick Grandfather Clock, 85” tall, 17” wide, 11-1/2”n deep. New in 1975, one owner only, $450 cash, you move; Pecan Wood Dining Room Table, 60” long, 40” wide, 2 insert panels making table 96”, 6 matching chairs, $450 cash, you move. (360) 3317240 (1) Oak Furniture, no veneer, all like brand new: China Hutch, beautiful 54” wide and 6’ 10” tall with glass front, 3 shelves and 2 large storage areas below with 3 drawers, $300; Dining table with 4 chairs, 47” x 47” with 2 leaves expanding to 70”, $100. For photos or additional info, please call 360-240-1169 (1) Pink wooden bookcase, three deep shelves for storing books, toys, games. Secret compartment hidden on top shelf, $25. Call 360-678-5071 (1) Oak hutch. Perfect for dining room or living room, quality, $150. Photos by request. Amy 360-969-9266 (0)

ELECTRONICS Brother Compactronic 310 electronic typewriter: cartridges available at Amazon. Good condition, $75. Call 360-678-5071 (1) No Cheating!

LAWN AND GARDEN Craftsman, 2-cycle, gas powered blower/vac with bag. Never used, $120; Poulan Pro lawnmower, self propelled, 22” deck, 158 cc Briggs & Stratton, Extra blade & filters, $85. 360-682-6003 (1) 25 aluminum silver deck post caps, $3 each; 200 feet new

Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc. 360-675-9596 www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor 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

CHILDREN’S CORNER Elmo 3-shelf organizer with 8 plastic bins, $10; Fold-up mealtime booster seat, $5; Kids piano, Barbie design, $5; Baby gate, $4, Vaporizer, $5; Riding toy Hola Mobile, bilingual songs, $5; Strawberry Shortcake Very Berry Cafe & 2 houses with characters/ furniture, $10 each or all for $20; Plan Toys City Series Parking Garage with heliport & elevator, $5. Call 360-6785071 (1)

MISCELLANEOUS We are in the process of a making a serious downsizing 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 preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Duck eggs, $4/dozen. Free range happy ducks. Perfect for high protein diets and baking. Amy 360-969-9266 (0) 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.

WANTED Was your Dad or Gramps in Japan or Germany? I collect old 35 mm cameras and lenses. Oak Harbor, call (970) 823-0002


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