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Whidbey Weekly Will writes “So live that you would not mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip.”

To honor the five journalists working at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, we share these words from the wise, for contemplation, for comfort, and, hopefully, for inspiration.

Words Words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like a dew upon a thought, produces That which makes thousand, perhaps millions, think. Lord Byron Daily duty “It is our daily duty to consider that in all circumstances of life, pleasurable, painful, or otherwise, the conduct of every human being affects, more or less, the happiness of others, especially of those in the same house; and that, as life is made up, for the most part, not of great occasions, but of small everyday moments, it is the giving to those moments their greatest amount of peace, pleasantness, and security, that contributes most to the sum of human good. Be peaceable. Be cheerful. Be true.” Leigh Hunt Happiness “Happiness is not in strength, or wealth, or power, or all three. It lies in ourselves, in true freedom, in the conquest of every ignoble fear, in perfect self-government, in a power of contentment and peace, and the even flow of life, even in poverty, exile, disease, and the very valley of the shadow of death.” Epictetus The Branded Hand In thy lone and long night watches, sky above and sea below, Thou didst learn a higher wisdom than the babbling schoolmen know; God’s stars and silence taught thee, as his angels only can, That the one sole sacred thing beneath the cope of heaven is man. John Greenleaf Whittier Little Things It’s the little things we do and say That mean so much as we go our way. A kindly deed can lift a load From weary shoulders on the road, Or a gentle word, like summer rain, May soothe some heart and banish pain. What joy or sadness often springs From just the simple little things.’ Willa Hoey In the Twilight Years “Though in reviewing the incidents of my administration, I am unconscious of intentional error, I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects not to think that I may have committed many errors. Whatever they may be, I fervently beseech the Almighty to avert or mitigate the evils to which they may tend. I shall also carry with me the hope that my country will never cease to view them with indulgence and that after forty-five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal, the faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion as myself must soon be to the mansion of rest.” George Washington Ike speaks “There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

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Will Rogers Work is Let me but do my work from day to day, In field or forest, at the desk or loom, In roaring market-place or tranquil room; Let me but find it in my heart to say, When vagrant wishes beckon me astray, “This is my work; my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live, I am the one by whom This work can best be done in the right way.” Then shall I see it not too great, nor small, To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; Then shall I cheerful turn, when the long shadows fall At eventide, to play and love and rest, Because I know for me my work is best. Henry Van Dyke

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Perfect Wisdom “Perfect wisdom hath four parts: wisdom, the principle of doing things right; justice, the principle of doing things equally in public and private; fortitude, the principle of not flying danger, but meeting it; and temperance, the principle of subduing desires, and living moderately.” Plato Robert’s rules Let me but live my life from year to year, With forward face and unreluctant soul. Not hurrying to, nor turning from the goal; Not mourning for the things that disappear In the dim past, nor holding back in fear From what the future veils; but with a whole And happy heart, that pays its toll To youth and age, and travels on with cheer. Robert Browning The Way of the World Laugh and the world laughs with you; Weep and you weep alone This grand old earth must borrow its mirth, It has troubles enough of its own. Sing and the hills will answer, Sigh, it is lost on the air, The echoes bound to a joyful sound But shrink from voicing care.

Greenbank Educational Gardens Garden Festival Sunday, July 15, 2018 • 1-3:30pm Join us for an afternoon of learning and fun at the Master Gardener Educational Gardens at the Greenbank Farm. Explore the gardens, learn about a variety of topics on gardening on Whidbey Island. Ten-minute talks/demonstrations will be held throughout the gardens, repeated on the hour and half hour from 1 to 3 pm. Fun activities for kids include the Kids Explore garden hunt. This event is FREE and open to the public.

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My sincerest thanks, gratitude, and appreciation to my thoughtful cousins, Ellen and Emma, for sending and sharing their copy of The Joy of Words, a book published by J.G. Ferguson Publishing Company in Chicago, back in 1960. This incredible compendium includes the previous excerpts, as well as countless classic and memorable “selections of literature expressing beauty, humor, history, wisdom or inspiration.” May your holiday celebrations be safe and joyous, filled with hugs, and maybe a little mustard on the side. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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Bits & Pieces Letters to the Editor Editor, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s resignation from the Supreme Court gives Donald Trump the opportunity to put women back in their cages. Trump told Chris Matthews that a woman who had an abortion should be punished. He said that any Supreme Court Justice he appoints will have to agree to vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, which would make it lawful for any state to take away a woman’s right to a legal abortion. If Trump’s nominee to replace Kennedy is confirmed by the Senate, the red states are going to need more jail cells. After criminalizing abortion, what’s next? Until 1965, when Griswold v. Connecticut was decided, states could make it illegal for married couples to buy or possess contraceptives. Until the Eisenstadt v. Baird decision in 1972, states could prosecute unmarried couples for doing so. The logical next step to protecting the rights of the unborn is protecting the rights of the unconceived. For years now, some companies have been trying to do just that, demanding to be allowed, on religious grounds, to deny their employees health insurance coverage for contraceptives. Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater. Had a wife and couldn’t keep her. He put her in a pumpkin shell. And there he kept her very well. Ann Adams Oak Harbor, WA

Editor, As the Fourth of July approaches and American flags are displayed in yards, on sidewalks and in store windows, I wonder how many Americans really think we are living in the same America they once knew. It is very easy to bash Trump and the daily damage he does to our democracy, but I have much more anxiety about the people who still support what he is doing and about the people in this country that accept whatever happens because they are too ignorant of the issues, too busy to take the time to vote, and too unwilling to decide what is true and what is fiction. We are at a crossroads where this country could turn into something very different. It took only 15 years for Hitler to convince the German people to follow the Nazi regime. Daily insults by Trump and his supporters are having an effect on the free press, on our institutions, our laws, our economy, and our relationships with allies in the world. It is NOT NORMAL for an American president to coddle the enemies and dictators in this world! In the past, collaboration with the enemy was defined as TREASON against the United States! It is not normal that the Trump administration has not taken serious steps to prevent the Russians (and perhaps others) from meddling in our elections. In fact, Trump seems to think nothing of giving secrets to the Russians, putting dedicated informants at risk. His motives always seem to link up with investments for his hotels or damage control of possible disgraceful behavior with Russian prostitutes. Now we have babies among the children locked up in so called “tender age” shelters.

Muslims are banned from certain countries, despite any justification or proof that our country will be safer. When Trump supporters clap and sing his praises at the rallies, I wonder if they know each Presidential trip to Mar A Largo costs the taxpayer $1 million. The national debt is now at $21 trillion and still climbing. Tax cuts to the wealthy will be paid for in part by cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. Economic experts predict it will eventually destroy the U.S. dollar as a world currency and ultimately ensure that the Chinese (from whom the U.S. has borrowed heavily) will become the most powerful country in the world.

No, I don’t think I am living in the America I once knew at all. In fact, I am ashamed that only a small percentage of American voters vote. I am ashamed that the U.S. Congress has not stood up as a check on Trump’s racist and fascist policies. I am ashamed that our Supreme Court has become politicized, that we are so divided that we can’t come together for any vital works such as infrastructure, education of our youth, gun control, universal health care, restrictions on corporate power and money in our government, and the environment which will either ensure human survival on this planet or not! So if you stand proudly in front of the American flag this 4th of July, remember that it is okay to protest what is happening to our country or take a knee against racism. It is also mandatory that citizens fulfill their responsibility and work together to change what is wrong and give our full support to values that keep America great! Paulette Becker Langley, WA

South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District 2019 Maintenance and Operations Replacement Levy On the August 7 primary election, a ballot measure will ask registered voters of the District to consider the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District (SWPRD) Maintenance and Operations Levy for four years beginning in 2019. This ballot issue is a replacement for the current Maintenance and Operations levy, which will expire December 31, 2018 and concerns the funding of the District’s operations. The levy rate beginning in 2019 will be $0.20 per $1,000 of Assessed Value. The Board of Commissioners of the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District approved a resolution to have the 2019 SWPRD Maintenance and Operations Levy on the August 7 ballot at a board meeting held on May 10. The Board of Commissioners is as follows: Mark Helpenstell (chair) Dennis Hunter (Vice-chair), Matt Simms (Treasurer), Don Wood (Secretary), and Josh Coleman (At-large). Any questions regarding the 2019 SWPRD Maintenance and Operations Levy or for contact info for any of the people listed in this release, please contact Doug Coutts, Director, South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District at 360-221-6488 or [Submitted by Doug Coutts, Director, SWPRD]

Whidbey Lemonade Day Sign Ups Now Open The 2018 Whidbey Lemonade Day will occur on Saturday, August 18. In the past two years, Whidbey Lemonade Day has introduced more than 70 local children to business basics and helped them earn hundreds of dollars. Kids aged 8-12 can participate for free. Every participant receives a Lemonade Day backpack and workbook. The workbook teaches marketing, customer service, pricing, and health. In addition, workshops also provide children with roleplaying games, interactive activities, and worksheets that get them ready for the big day. Participants can ‘test’ their lemonade at

a tasting competition a week prior to Whidbey Lemonade Day. The winner will receive the coveted “Best Tasting Lemonade!” ribbon to hang on their stand. Local businesses back the program by hosting stands throughout every community on Whidbey Island (a complete list will be available on the Lemonade Day website). With their profits, the program encourages children to Save Some, Spend Some, and Donate Some. LOCALLY OPERATED There will be a home stay and safari in Kenya, Africa. Cost for the journey is $3,500 per person. The trip will include a visit to a children’s orphanage/school, the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage near Nairobi National Park and the Kazuri beads factory, which provides employment opportunities for disadvantaged members of Kenyan society, especially single mothers. Friendship Force Whidbey Island is one of seven clubs in Washington state. Friendship Force is a non-proft organization that focuses on promoting understanding, cultural education and citizen diplomacy through home stays and personal friendships. The organization’s journeys offer one-of-a-kind experiences not available to regular tourists.

Thanks to Whidbey Lemonade Day sponsors Wells Fargo, Whidbey Telecom, Jan Bronson, Gary and Sandy Leake, Ron and Gayle Nelson, the Whidbey Weekly and Whidbey NewsTimes. To find out how you can support Whidbey Island youth entrepreneur programs, visit

For more information on the organization, go to For information on how you can become involved locally or participate in the upcoming Journey to Kenya, contact Shirley at 360-579-4799 or Jewel at 360-678-4046.

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Enter Your Best Outdoor Photos in the Land Trust Photo Contest

Fewer Lost Crab Pots Means More Crab for You The Island County Marine Resources Committee and Northwest Straits Foundation are working on another year of crabber education. Each year an estimated 12,000 crab pots are lost in Puget Sound and thanks to the work of the Northwest Straits Initiative, crabbers are learning how to avoid adding to the problem. Lost crab pots continue to capture crab with no one to harvest them, resulting in nearly 180,000 Dungeness crab lost each year. Luckily there are several ways crabbers can prevent losing their pots by following this checklist: • Avoid marine transit and ferry lanes • Check tides and currents. Avoid crabbing during strong tidal changes and currents. • Make buoys more visible. Add a second buoy or stick and flag. • Use a weighted line to sink below the surface and avoid being cut by passing boats. • Weight your pot so it does not move in high currents or tidal changes. • Use longer line. Use 1/3 more line than water depth to allow for tide changes. • Secure lid and escape panels with biodegradable cotton escape cord. This allows crabs to escape from lost pots after the cord degrades. • Stay with your pot. A watched pot will bring home more crab. This handy checklist and additional information can also be found at www.derelictgear. org. Here you will find instructional videos, helpful apps and other resources to help you catch more crab and avoid having your crab pots become one of the 12,000 lost. Opening Day crabbers should be on the lookout for volunteers with the Island County Marine Resources Committee and Sound Water Stewards at local boat launches on the weekend of June 30. They will be providing educational materials including free rot cord and gauges for measuring your catch. Come with any questions you may have on how to correctly set up your crab pot so you can catch more crab. The goal is more crab for you, fewer lost pots for Puget Sound. You can learn more about the Northwest Straits Foundation at www.nwstraits and the Island County Marine Resources Committee at www.islandcounty [Submitted by Anna Toledo, Island County Department of Natural Resources]

Friendship Force Whidbey Island Offers Travel Opportunity to Africa Friendship Force Whidbey Island, a member club of Friendship Force International, will be leaving for an exchange in November and those interested are invited to join in the excitement of a cultural experience like no other.

The Whidbey Camano Land Trust’s annual photo contest is underway and photo submissions are being accepted. Everyone is invited to participate in the contest, which is now in its fifth year. The final day to submit photos is Sunday, July 8, 2018. Each participant may submit up to five photos. 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. 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. Visit the Land Trust’s website ( to learn more about how the contest works and to view photo requirements. Questions may be directed to landtrustphoto [Submitted by Ron Newberry, Communications Manager, WCLT]

Lodging Tax Advisory Committee The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee representing North Whidbey businesses subject to the Lodging Excise Tax. The Board of County Commissioners appoints members to the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to three year terms which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Committee consists of seven members: three members representing the businesses required to collect the tax; three members involved in authorized activities receiving revenues and a member of the Board of County Commissioners who will serve as Chair. The Committee meets twice annually, usually in the fall, for the purpose of reviewing requests and making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on distribution of monies generated by the Lodging Excise Tax. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and resume by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is 360-679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@ Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on July 24, 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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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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, July 6, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Phat Panda 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

Live Music: Chuck Dingee Friday, July 6, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Chuck Dingée has been playing guitar and singing professionally for over 40 years. His extensive repertoire of classic rock, folk-rock, and other tunes is quite diverse. No cover. For more information, call 360-682-5747 or visit

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Explore Summer - Rock On! Saturday, July 7, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library

Comedy Night #10

Join artist Carla Walsh, and have fun painting rocks and making a rock collage in this free class. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring your own rocks if you have them.

Friday, July 13, 8:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit

Star Party Friday, July 13, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_, or visit www.icas-wa. org.

15th Annual Beachcombers Bazaar

Saturday, July 7, 10:30am Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Dr.

Saturday, July 14, 9:00am-3:00pm North Whidbey Middle School Sports Field, Oak Harbor

Hosted by The Buccaneers of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club! Registration is 10:30am-11:45am. Fishing derby is 12:00pm-1:30pm. For more information, contact Deb Fischer at or Carole Rowe at

Featuring garage sale vendors, service clubs, food vendors, antique dealers, craft vendors and more. Vendors can find applications and pay fees at Applications also available at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

Junior Ranger Program: Nature Journal & Beach Scavenger Hunt

Langley Street Dance

38th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby

Saturday, July 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm & 2:00pm-3:00pm Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville Discover the many joys of observing nature. Learn what nature journals are and why we use them. Make your own nature journal and explore the beach to write your first observations. For more information, contact Jackie French at or call 360-678-1186. Wear weather appropriate clothing. Discover Pass required for parking.

Contra Dance Saturday, July 7, 6:30pm-9:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. $10 donation or snack to share. Enjoy folk dance and music; first half hour is a lesson! Open to everyone. For information see Whidbey Contra Dance on Facebook or call Ariel at 360-720-1852.

Live Music: Ronnie Nix Saturday, July 7, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Ronnie Nix performs acoustic renditions of mostly top 40 hits and rock from the 90s. No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit

Live Music: Just In Time Jazz Duo Sunday, July 8, 11:00am-1:00pm Rustica Café, Oak Harbor Enjoy the swingin’ standards of the great American Songbook performed with love by Nick & Judy Nicholai.

Bayview Corner Street Dance Wednesday, July 11, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley KrashZ is a groove-oriented band that writes all original material with sound influences ranging from funk, reggae, to rock. Held rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, July 13, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Dama will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb

Saturday, July 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm 2nd Street Plaza, Langley Free The 3rd annual Langley Street Dance will be held in front of Callahan’s Firehouse featuring New Rythmatics and Mussel Flats. Grab your dancing shoes and join a Langley tradition. For more information, email mainstreet@

Live Music: Tom Mullin Saturday, July 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Playing acoustic favorites of the Woodstock generation. No cover. For more information, call 360-682-5747 or visit www.penncove

Greenbank Educational Gardens Garden Festival Sunday, July 15, 1:00pm-3:30pm Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Rd. Explore the gardens, learn about a variety of topics on gardening on Whidbey Island, and enjoy the afternoon in a beautiful setting. Ten-minute talks/demonstrations will be held throughout the gardens, repeated on the hour and half hour from 1:00pm to 3:00pm, with ample time to ask your questions of each instructor. Fun activities for kids include the Kids Explore garden hunt. This event is free and open to the public.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Used Book Sale Saturday, July 7, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices. Proceeds support Friends of the Freeland Library. Farmers Market Book Sale Saturdays, July 7, 14, 21, 28, 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.

Saturday Movie Matinee - “Black Panther” Saturday, July 7, 2:00pm-4:15pm Coupeville Library Join us for a special Saturday matinee of one of the hottest movies from Marvel Studios. Rated PG-13. North Sound Writers Group Monday, July 9, 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 north Write Now - Children’s Lit Starter Kit Monday, July 9, 1:30pm-4:30pm Coupeville Library As the author of ten traditionally published children’s picture books, Eric Ode will cover the ins and outs of the children’s literature market. Please register. Clinton Library Book Group - Republic of Imagination by Azar Nafisi Wednesday, July 11, 10:00am-11:00am Clinton Library Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of “Republic of Imagination” by Azar Nafisi. Books are available to check out a month prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library. The selection for next month will be “The Portable Veblen” by Elizabeth McKenzier. Explore Summer: Rock Stars! Wednesday, July 11, 2:00pm Coupeville Library Explore and celebrate rock wonders and monuments of the world, both natural and human-made, and create an artful monument of your own. For children ages 5 - 11 and their caregivers. Literature & Laughter Book Group Wednesday, July 11, 6:15pm-7:45pm Coupeville Library Join us for a discussion of “The Weight of Blood” by Laura McHugh. All are welcome! Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, July 12, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Wendell Berry’s “Jayber Crow,” Berry’s clear-sighted depiction of humanity’s gifts as seen though his intimate knowledge of the Port William Membership. For adults. Explore Summer: Rock Stars! Thursday, July 12, 2:30pm Freeland Library Explore and celebrate rock wonders and monuments of the world, both natural and human-made, and create an artful monument of your own. For children ages 5 - 11 and their caregivers. WIHHA: Harmony, Wholeness, and Balance Thursday, July 12, 5:00pm-7:00pm Freeland Library Our physical, psychological and emotional health are intertwined with living a whole, harmonious, and balanced life of the soul. Everyone is welcome. Visit for more information. Presented by Lenore Norrgard. LOCALLY OPERATED

Galleries & Art Shows Anne Belov - Beyond The Wall Opening Reception: Saturday, July 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show continues through July 30 Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley Travel has been a continuous source of inspiration for well known painter Anne Belov. For her current exhibition at Rob Schouten Gallery she has chosen China and England as the subject of her paintings. The Opening Reception is held in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7:00pm. Many of the gallery artists will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.

Whidbey Art Gallery ArtWalk Saturday, July 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm Whidbey Art Gallery, Langley Langley ArtWalk is a fun, festive gathering of people in the gallery enjoying, art, artists, wine, refreshments and bites. Come meet July’s Guest Artist, ceramic artist Molly Hueffed, and July’s featured artists: photographer, Tom Hanify and multi-talented artist Kris Wiltse.

Featured Artists: Kandis Susol and Participating ‘Hot Glass’ Artists Artist’s Reception: Saturday, July 7, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show continues through July 29 Museo Gallery, Langley Kandis creates works made with artist-made paper, wax and resin. ‘Hot Glass’ artists participating in this special show include; Jen Elek, Katrina Hude, Alicia Lomne, Andrea & Brian Mazrim, Janis Miltenberger, Greg Owen, Kait Rhoads, and Cappy Thompson.

Dreaming in Pastel: The Artwork of Judy Skinner Opening Reception: Saturday July 9, 2:00pm-5:00pm Show continues through July 31 Raven Rocks Gallery, Greenbank Farm Pastel artist Judy Skinner of Whidbey Island has long been a gallery favorite. Both peaceful and welcoming, Judy’s work adds a graceful touch to a variety of home decors and room settings. While visiting the gallery, be sure to see the stained glass mosaic “Florals in Pink” by acclaimed artists Sandra and Carl Bryant of Showcase Mosaics. The delicate intricacy of their work is remarkable, and highly sought after by lovers of fine glass artwork.

WAA Art Show and Sale Friday, July 13, 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday, July 14, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, July 15, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Island artists’ work includes gift cards, jewelry, photography, woodwork, ceramics, quilts and paintings in a variety of mediums. Purchase an item & enter drawing to win the Artists’ Raffle Basket. An Artists’ Reception will be held Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm with sparkling cider & light fare. For more information, visit

Meetings & Organizations NWLACC Great Transition Meeting Sunday, July 8, 5:00pm-7:30pm Music for the Eyes, 314 1st St, Langley The Northwest Language and Cultural Center (NWLACC) has lost its lease and as a result will be leaving the facility that has harbored it for the past 8 years. Come hear NWLACC’s story and plans for the future. Your support on every level is crucial in this Great Transition. There will be lively music and tasty refreshments out by the yurt and a presentation detailing NWLACC’s Global Cultures Program for the local public schools. Please RSVP at or call 360-321-2101. WHAT'S GOING ON

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Maj. Megan McClung’s legacy lives on as final memorial run draws near By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly September 8th marks the tenth and final Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run. The event will come to an end with a milestone, as a full marathon course has been added this year, giving runners an opportunity to choose to participate in the marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K fun run for kids. “It just feels like it’s the right time to stop,” said Re McClung, Megan’s mother, who shared her thoughts with Whidbey Weekly as she sat in what was her late husband Mike’s den in her Coupeville home. The warm, wood-paneled room, dominated by a large desk, offered two comfy leather chairs for our conversation, the space overflowing with photographs, keepsakes and memories. Lots of memories. “This year we’re able to do a full marathon, and that was really Mike’s dream,” she said. “He always dreamed it would become ‘the Marine Corps Marathon West.’ I thought, if this is going to be the last year for the memorial run, I could do a marathon for him. It’s a great culmination.” Marine Corps Maj. Megan McClung was the first female Naval Academy graduate and most senior female Marine officer killed in the Iraq War. She died December 6, 2006, when the Humvee in which she was riding with three others was hit by an improvised explosive device in al Anbar province. Capt. Travis Patriquin and Corporal Vincent Pomante, both with the Army’s Ready First, were also killed. Megan was 11 months into a year-long deployment as a

public affairs officer with the I Marine Expeditionary Force. Any journalist wishing to imbed with a unit in Iraq had to go through Megan. She was accompanying a crew from Newsweek when she was killed. Megan, nicknamed Tigger, always had a stuffed “Tigger” and a book in her backpack. She was a voracious reader and an avid runner, having competed in the Ironman Triathlon six times. She was the race director for (and she competed in) the Marine Corps Marathon Forward in 2006, the first time the satellite event was ever held outside the United States for forward deployed troops. A run in her honor seemed an appropriate way to pay tribute. The first Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run was held in her honor on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in 2007, organized by the former Marine Aviation Training Support Group (MATSG) 53, then under the command of Maj. Phil Murphy. Mike and Re McClung were supportive and somewhat involved, especially on race day, but it was the Marines at NAS Whidbey who organized and put on the event for the first four years. In 2011, just one month before the event was scheduled to take place, the base was told it could no longer host the run, and Mike and Re took it over, moving it to Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor, with assistance from the city. “It’s been in Oak Harbor ever since,” said Re, noting this year’s event will start and finish at Fort Nugent Park due to construction at Windjammer. “Mike was always the public face of all of this and he was good at it. It’s harder for me. I like to stay in the background,” Re said, reflecting upon his sudden and unexpected death in 2013, just a month before the run was set to take place. It was understandably canceled that year and the next. Re brought the memorial run back in 2015, with help from race director Melissa Riker, who has helped with the event ever since. All proceeds from the run help the Semper Fi Fund, which provides resources and support to post 9/11 injured military members and their families.

File Photo by Kathy Reed About 150 runners are expected to compete in the tenth and final Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run on Saturday, Sept. 8. This year runners can choose from a marathon, half-marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K fun run for kids.

“The McClung family has put on this run as a way to share Meg’s story, to help us in the years after she was killed in action and to invite others to celebrate in the story of her life,” said Re’s son, Michael, in an emailed statement. “It has always been an invitation to others to come out and run and to share their story and how the run, the Semper Fi Fund or Megan’s story touched them.”

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Photo Courtesy of Re McClung The tenth and final Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run, which the McClung family puts on in her honor, will take place Saturday, Sept. 8 at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor.

Maj. Megan McClung Memorial Run Saturday, Sept. 8

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Navy proposal revs up operations at Outlying Field By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

perfect, ideal length for us to accomplish this mission.”

The skies over Coupeville could get a lot busier if the U.S. Navy chooses a “preferred alternative” for flight operations at Outlying Field.

And then there’s just the sheer amount of air traffic at Ault Field to consider. “We have other aircraft in squadrons working up and deploying, trying to get out to their training areas,” Moore said. “When we do routine, repetitive, field carrier landing practice here, that prevents aircraft from taking off and arriving.”

Under the proposal, which will be included in the final Environmental Impact Statement assessing EA-18G Growler operations at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and OLF, the number of Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) maneuvers at the Coupeville landing strip will more than double. But this alternate plan, while a huge increase, is less than originally proposed, said Navy officials. “It’s a total of about 12,000 FCLP passes annually and this is much less than what was predicted for this alternative when we were doing the draft Environmental Impact Statement,” Ted Brown, public affairs officer for U.S. Fleet Forces Command, said at a media event last week on NAS Whidbey Island. Should the Secretary of the Navy accept what is called the “Scenario A” proposal in his record of decision, NAS Whidbey would get an additional 36 Growler aircraft, which would bring the total number of Growlers to 118. But because of a reduction in the number of pilots and new technology (Precision Landing Mode, formerly known as Magic Carpet), the overall number of flight operations can be reduced by at least 20-percent. “This would be a reduction from about 42,000 total FCLP operations to 29,000,” said Brown. “It’s a pretty significant reduction in the number of FCLPs that would be required between the two fields.” Of the total 29,000 projected FCLP operations, just over 24,000 of them would occur at OLF. Landings and takeoffs are considered two different operations; one FCLP maneuver includes a landing and a takeoff, or a touchand-go, so there would be about 12,000 total passes, as compared to 5,804 passes in 2017. “Under same scenario in the draft EIS, that number was going to be 36,000 just at OLF,” said Capt. Geoff Moore, commanding officer, NAS Whidbey Island. “With PLM, we’ve reduced that number to 24,000. This shows the Navy’s commitment to listening to the community, trying to find technolog-

Photo Courtesy of Joe A. Kunzler, Avgeek Joe Productions An EA-18G Growler performs a Field Carrier Landing Practice maneuver at NAS Whidbey Island’s Outlying Field near Coupeville recently. Under a new proposal, the number of FCLPs will increase significantly, although not as much as originally anticipated, if the Secretary of the Navy makes the alternative plan the decision of record in the final Environment Impact Statement to be released later this summer.

ical advances that will reduce impact to the community but also the impact and wear and tear on our aircraft, which is a win-win for everybody.” Not everyone is pleased with the proposed alternative, including U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Dist. 2), who is demanding answers regarding the increase in the number of possible FCLPs at OLF. “I am concerned by the magnitude of change this action would represent for Whidbey Island communities,” said Larsen. “The Navy must answer questions about its decision-making process and impact on the local community. I expect open communication, transparency and a willingness to collaborate on measures to mitigate these impacts going forward.” “This whole study has been a four-and-a-half year process of engaging the community, finding out what the different needs of the community are and the different perspectives,” said Moore. “We have supporters and, no surprise, not everybody agrees with the project. However, we have listened to the community, we continue to engage with the elected leaders both at the local level and all the way to the national level.” “We understand whatever alternative we picked would not please everyone,” said Brown. “I think the community here is largely supportive of the Navy, of the Growler and appreciative of the Growler mission. Obvi-

ously FCLP operations are impactful to the community with respect to noise. Everyone is not going to be satisfied with even any of those FCLP operations, but our role here is to try to explain why it’s important to do them at the outlying landing field as opposed to doing them at main base here at Ault Field.” The simple fact of the matter is, Outlying Field offers aviators unparalleled training, said Navy officials. “Primarily, there are very legitimate operational reasons why OLF provides a much better quality of training for our aviators than Ault Field and there are a number of reasons for that,” said Brown. “One is just the geography of the field. It sits on a ridge which actually closely replicates the flying conditions at the aircraft carrier. There’s much less ambient lighting, they can fly in a truer pattern. All of these are very important for our aviators in order to develop the muscle memory they need to conduct what is probably the most challenging thing to do in aviation, which is landing an aircraft on the flight deck of a carrier at night.” “OLF may be the premiere and ideal place to duplicate landings at shore before we go do them more dangerously at sea on a moving target,” agreed Moore. “It replicates the ideal pattern – we can fly the same altitude that we fly around the carrier. The lighting around there during nighttime replicates the darkness of the sea, and the runway is the

The number of people on Whidbey Island who have actively fought and protested against FCLP at OLF represents less than two percent of the island’s total population. In fact, there are some people who visit the island because of the unique opportunity OLF offers to see military aircraft in action, up close. “For aviation enthusiasts and travelers interested in heritage and historical travel experiences, the Island’s military heritage and future is of great interest. In fact, the Los Angeles Times recently featured Camp Casey and our military heritage in its ‘SundayTravel’ section,” said Sherrye Wyatt, executive director of Whidbey and Camano Island Tourism. “We serve as a resource for visitors, so we always strive to supply travelers access to information about our islands,” Wyatt continued. “We recently added more content to our website ( to better educate visitors about flying schedules, so we can help to set expectations and they can plan accordingly.” In preparing the final EIS, which is expected to be released in late August or early September, the Navy collected more than 4,300 public comments. The Secretary of the Navy is expected to make a final decision 30 to 60 days after the EIS is released. “The Secretary can pick a different alternative, but with respect to the folks in Coupeville, I have to emphasize just how much better the realism, the quality of training that we do at OLF is, to what we would be doing here at Ault Field,” said Brown. “I understand some are not going to be pleased with the increase in the amount of FCLP, but the vast majority of the time it is going to be quiet, even with 12,000 passes per year, the vast majority of the time it is going to be quiet.” 

Founder of Miss Oak Harbor pageant says goodbye By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly After just four years and despite steady growth and incredible success, the reign of the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant is ending. The board of directors for PageantWyse, the nonprofit organization that runs Miss Oak Harbor and Miss Pioneer Way, voted unanimously to end the program because its founder, Jes Walker-Wyse, is relocating to Oregon with her family. “My husband, Jon, retired [from the Navy] and we had a plan, and that plan did not work,” said Walker-Wyse, who is also leaving her position as real estate loan officer of People’s Bank in Oak Harbor. “Our intent was to stay here in Oak Harbor and he was going to work on base, like many of the guys do, and we had a little snafu with the job he had been looking at, and it just was a huge setback.”

Walker-Wyse said her family – the couple has three boys, ages 11, 7 and 4 – has never lived near family in the 17 years they have been together, and a visit to Jon’s family in Oregon got them thinking about a new plan. “Jon has always been really interested in being an electrician and the state of Oregon has a really great program and he was accepted into the electrician apprenticeship program,” she explained. “So he’s going to pursue his second career. I’m so proud of him; to be able to find something he’s passionate about and be able to pursue it. I want him to be happy and fulfilled, so I said, ‘I’ll go.’” But the nervous excitement that comes with a new adventure has been tempered by a great deal of sorrow over what to do with the scholarship pageant Walker-Wyse had so successfully developed. After lots of tears and conversation, the board of PageantWyse voted unanimously to disband and disperse all remaining funds through a scholarship. Since starting the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant four years ago, the event has exceeded all Walker-Wyse’s expectations. Participation has increased each year and the organization has given away a total of $41,000 in scholarships to its participants. “We’re trying to focus on the wonderful things that we’ve done in four years,” she said. “It’s pretty amazing to build a program with the momentum and success that we’ve had in four years.” From the beginning, Walker-Wyse wanted Miss Oak Harbor to strike a different note, to break the stereotype long associated with pageants.

Kathy Reed/File Photo Over its four-year run, the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant has had 62 contestants and given away more than $40,000 in scholarships.

“I wanted to create a pageant I could go and win as a teen,” she said. “I worked a fulltime job in high school. I wanted to look at girls who were working or volunteering, or maybe they played a sport one season but not all four seasons, so

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Jes Walker-Wyse, the founder of the Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant, is moving away, bringing an end to the four-year-old program.

I started thinking about this comprehensive pageant that would score them on all these different personality traits, versus how they look on stage.” As Walker-Wyse was mulling all this over, she met River Powers, whose background in sports helped create a wellrounded program with a unique scoring system aimed at giving young women a different option for earning a scholarship. “What I loved is that six-week one-on-one with these girls,” said Walker-Wyse. “We can teach them interviewing, we can

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Community Swing Band Rehearsal Wednesday, July 11, 7:00pm South Whidbey Community Center, Langley

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! MONDAY, APRIL 9 6:07 pm, Langley Rd. Requesting call referencing rules for bike riders. “Do they have to stop at stop signs?” Caller was almost run off road.

5:15 pm, SR 525 Report of subject walking around with bike “wigging out;” swearing to himself, throwing bike around, “going nuts, very unstable.”

TUESDAY, APRIL 10 8 am, SE Midway Blvd. Caller advising suspicious subject crawling under building.

5:21 pm, SE Pioneer Way Requesting welfare check for subject wearing pink sweater, dancing around.

9:47 am, SR 20 Reporting party advising male subject asked for sex then left location. 2:14 pm, SE Pioneer Way Advising female came in, stole cups, then drove off. 2:44 pm, Classic Rd. Caller advising is getting “bothered by the cable” and requesting law enforcement contact somone to fix it. Caller would not answer further, “I’m trying to bring law enforcement together.” 10:15 pm, N Oak Harbor St. Caller requesting contact regarding son “going nuts.” Advising another adult has purchased a BB gun for her son and said she is trying to take it away from him. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11 10:43 am, N Main St. Reporting neighbor acting “erratic;” body movements are very strange and aggressive. No threats, pointing finger at various apartments, up to sky. He comes out every few minutes to do this. 11:35 am, N Oak Harbor St. Advising son waving BB gun around and threatening caller. 2:41 pm, E Whidbey Ave. Caller advising she came home from work and found a flashlight, hat and a bag full of “crystals” on her lawn. 3:01 pm, SW Swantown Ave. Party reporting suspicious subject peering into people’s backyards. 4:06 pm, Elderberry St. Advising heard three “explosions” on southeast corner of location; states husband is combat vet and advised it was gunshots. THURSDAY, APRIL 12 2:14 am, Huckleberry Ln. Caller says man knocking on caller’s door seems high on drugs because he’s screaming at the top of his lungs for help, saying he needs a land line or phone; has been screaming for 20 minutes. 8:56 am, Linda Ln. Two cows loose on side of road; are black baby cows and are running with the cars that drive by. 9:15 am, SR 525 Reporting party suspects male subject may have been involved in motor vehicle accident; subject pulled into employee only area prior to store opening and was duct taping front of vehicle. States entire front end of vehicle is missing. 3:34 pm, Schumway Rd. Loose dog charged at caller; did not bite him. Dog has run away; caller states he is now armed with a 9mm in his yard. Was advised to put weapon away and secure it so law enforcement can contact him at his residence.

6:53 pm, Paradise Pl. Reporting party advising he called yesterday about a vehicle blocking driveway; vehicle is still blocking reporting party’s driveway and affecting another neighbor. Reporting party is very upset. 8:18 pm, West Beach Rd. Caller states female subject has caller’s purse; not going to give it back unless caller pays $50 or picks it up herself. 10:25 pm, NW Frigate St. Reporting son being irate. Wants phone back and is hitting RV with baseball bat. FRIDAY, APRIL 13 7:32 am, NW 6th Ave. Requesting call referencing older Asian female, in her 60s, came to door around 7 am looking for someone named “Daniel.” Reporting party just moved in. Has video of female. 8:23 am, NW 6th Ave. Requesting call referencing female going to neighbor’s house looking for someone this morning; same female came to reporting party’s house yesterday. Has video footage.


Are you a Whidbey Island senior who loves playing Big Band music? An extensive library of Basie, Ellington, Anthony, Miller, Kenton, Brown, and Q. Jones; Charts arranged by Niehaus, Nestico, Jones, Wolpe, J. Williams and others available. If you are interested but cannot attend, call Dale Zeigler at 425-2699029. The South Whidbey Community Center is located at 723 Camano Ave. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit

Classes, Seminars and Workshops NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class Saturday, July 14, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, July 15, 9:00am-1:00pm CWSA, 397 West Safari Street, Coupeville Firearms, safety gear, and 200 rounds of ammunition are provided. Just come ready to learn and shoot. The 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. Course cost is $55 (includes all ammo) Cash or check please. Contact Mike McNeff at or 480-620-3727 if you have questions. Rifle Class coming up Sept. 15-16.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, July 14, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland No pre-registration required. No late admittance allowed. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call 360-672-8219 or

Making a Difference, One Conversation at a Time Sunday, July 15, 1:00pm-3:30pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 525, Freeland Shelly Tochluk, nationally known author of “Witnessing Whiteness” and also “Living in the Tension,” will present a workshop on Making A Difference, One Conversation At A Time: how to successfully engage in difficult discussions in a racialized world. Recognizing that many of us find it hard to talk to people who hold differing views, Shelly will introduce us to strategies, tools, and skills we can use to engage with one another more effectively. This workshop is free but you must register. Email or leave a message at 360-321-8656.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, July 20, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, July 21, 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 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. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range. Students can register online at For questions or to register call NRA instructor John Hellmann at 360-6758397 or email Additional information can be found at www.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, July 21, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library meeting room No pre-registration required. No late admittance allowed. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call 360-672-8219 or

9:48 am, SW 24th Ave. Reporting party requesting welfare check of male neighbor who lives at location; states subject is slamming his door since 5 am; neighbor slammed door so hard reporting party thought his kitchen window might break. 12:03 pm, SE Maylor St. Caller states ex is not allowing caller to take children to dentist. 2:48 pm, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting subject walking in middle of roadway; other vehicles were honking at him to move. No weapons seen; walking with head down in middle of road. 6:06 pm, Shore Dr. Requesting call because grandmother is calling and texting, threatening to sue her for money she owes her. Threatening to call CPS for “suspicious drug use;” Party states she has never used drugs. Grandmother has also been calling reporting party’s work and trying to get her fired. SATURDAY, APRIL 14 1:34 am, Windmill Dr. Reporting car fire; hood going up; caller is out of car. Car just exploded. 11:42 pm, SR 20 Caller advising moved in about a week ago. Last night when she came home, found someone’s stuff in yard again. 8:17 pm, Crosswoods Cir. Caller states “police officer threatened to kill me with his hands.” When asked when this happened, caller said “in the past.” When asked for time frame he said “in the past.” When asked his name, caller said “mind was boggled.” Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Even though Megan has been gone for nearly 12 years, Re said her daughter still touches people’s lives.

“A facility built by the Army and named for a Marine,” said Re. “That says something.”

“Meg had an impact on people she knew and met and even those she never knew,” said Re. “Even after all these years, people still think about her. Everyone has a story and all of a sudden I’ll hear another story, something I never knew about her. I have hundreds of stories. It’s very cathartic, really.

Megan started her chosen path early in life. Even from the age of 2, Megan was an independent person with a mind of her own, according to Re. She was determined, she had a destiny. The word for it in Arabic, said Re, is “maktoob.”

Just as there are continuing legacies, there are some regrets, too. Re said she is sorry she and Megan never quite reached the point in their relationship when they stopped being just mother and daughter and became friends. Re hoped they would turn that corner when Megan came home from Iraq. Photo Courtesy of Re McClung As part of her duties as a public affairs officer for the Marine Corps, Maj. Megan McClung, shown here with Sheik Sattar, developed friendships with many of the local Iraqi women and wives of sheiks.

for a terrible reason, that Re said she has really come to know her daughter.

“I always knew Megan was more than my daughter,” she said. “She was unique, from the time she was small. She knew where she was going and she made her own path. She was a trailblazer, always.

“Meg was amazing,” Re said. “At just 34, she had such an impact on so many people. She was like a stone you pitch out on the water and it creates all these ripples; it just keeps rippling.

“She was a gymnast when she was younger,” Re continued. “But she had a hard time on the parallel bars, she needed more upper body strength. At that time, Mission Viejo High School in California (where Megan attended school), offered a boys’ weight lifting class. Megan went to the board of education and told them she needed to be in the class. They let her in. She didn’t tell us about it until it was done.”

“Who was Megan?” continued Re. “She was a young woman of determination, integrity, with a sense of commitment to service and to her fellow Marines. She had a strong sense of right and wrong. And she knew what it was to belong to something larger than herself. But she never took anything for granted. She worked really hard.”

When Re describes Megan as a trailblazer, she is not wrong. Megan was the first girl in that weight lifting class, she was the first woman to attend Admiral Farragut Academy in New Jersey. If she could have been the first woman to serve in the infantry, she would have been, said Re, adding that Megan became a public affairs officer because they get to go where the infantry goes. But it is because of her death, another first

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“Megan has been a conduit to connect to other people, to get them to tell their stories,” she continued. “Now that the race will be over, I want to make time to write Megan’s story.”

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Megan was awarded a Bronze Star, which hangs in a small shadow box on a wall in Re’s home, along with the medals and swords awarded during her service and that of her father and both her grandfathers. There are other continuing legacies as well, such as seven little girls named in her honor; there’s a rock which bears her name along a popular running path at Camp Pendleton; there’s a tree planted in her memory in Afghanistan; there are scholarships in her honor – three on

PAGEANT continued from page 8 teach them how to be confident, we can teach them how to talk to businesses, all those skills that I thought were really valuable to me.” Community response to the program was phenomenal. “We busted through a ceiling to completely change the pageant stereotype. I’m really proud of that,” said Walker-Wyse. “The first year we had to beg every single one of our nine contestants. Then at year two we doubled at 18, and then we had 22 and then we had 25, which is our max. “I realized the change when the parents would come up to me after pageant and say ‘Oh my gosh, I so appreciate what you did for my daughter; she’s more confident and she felt so pretty.’ And it’s not about the makeup, it’s about that inner beauty. We give them a place where it can come through. So we’ve completely transformed that perception.” The loss of the pageant is a big one for the community, said board member River Powers. “It’s a happy day for Jes and her family and I’m so excited for her, but it’s a tragic loss for the community,” she said. “You’ve seen how it’s grown and how many thousands of dollars in scholarships we’ve given away. The training and self confidence we’ve built in the girls and the stigma we’ve broken down, we’ve shown the community it’s not about beauty on the outside, it’s about the whole package.” Leaving is hard, said Walker-Wyse, a Navy veteran as well, who said even though she was raised in California, she grew up in Oak Harbor, which was her first duty station. “I almost can’t even put into words, I have so many friends and professional acquaintances that have helped to build me up and support me. It’s a rich, loving community,” she said. “The pageant, it’s been so rewarding to reach in and really touch a couple of these girls,” she continued. “Every contestant has her own experience, but there are a few that get exactly what we’re trying to give them and so in filling their cup, my cup is full. For my contestants, I wanted to be that person in their life they knew they could count on, they could come to for anything. I was trying to be someone for them that I didn’t have.”

“I don’t think she knew how much I respected her,” she said. “Meg was brave, bold and fearless. I am none of those. “All those boundaries placed on women in my generation, she didn’t see them,” Re continued. “She would tell me ‘Mom, those are your boundaries.’ I would talk to her about the glass ceiling and she would say ‘There’s no glass ceiling; that’s a boundary you put on yourself.’ She would set really high goals for herself. Where I set goals I knew I could reach, she set the bar at the top. If she didn’t make it, she’d lower it a little until she made it, and then put it right back up.” But both mother and daughter share at least one characteristic - determination. The fourth person in the Humvee in which Megan was riding the day she died, the driver, survived the explosion. Re has never found out who he is, but she is determined to do so. “I am hoping to meet him, to hug him, to tell him it’s okay, it’s not his fault,” she said through tears. “I bear no ill feelings, no anger. There’s been all kinds of sad, yes, but never anger. I’d like to know he’s okay. “Megan knew at 17 she wanted to serve her country,” Re continued. “She was doing exactly what she wanted to do. She made her choices. It’s our job, well, my job now, to honor those choices and respect her for them. It was her ‘maktoob,’ her destiny.”

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PageantWyse would like to congratulate each of its 27 contestants for putting on an incredible show at the 4th annual Miss Pioneer Way Pageant Sunday, June 24 at Christ the King Church in downtown Oak Harbor. Contestants competed by age in seven small pageants throughout the day. Queens in the Mini division and up were invited to ride in the 4th of July parade with Miss Oak Harbor Royalty. This pageant acts as a fundraiser for the 2018 Miss Oak Harbor service project to benefit Positively Linked, which was chosen as this year’s recipient. With your support, the pageant raised over $700 for this organization. Here are the results of this all-natural, patriotic pageant: Miss Division Miss Pioneer Way - Ainsley Nelson Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Emelia Boilek Junior Division Junior Miss Pioneer Way - Brook Lankhorst Junior Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Naomi Crawford

Walker-Wyse said she will also miss the relationships she’s developed with other board members.

Young Division Young Miss Pioneer Way - Madison Thompson Young Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Samantha Crossley

“We’re four women with very different backgrounds, we all have a unique perspective that we bring to the table,” she said. “It’s the most beautiful working relationship I’ve ever had with other women.

Little Division Little Miss Pioneer Way - Hailey Wagner Little Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Violette Harris

“We’re all mothers and we’re all sisters and we’re granddaughters and employees,” WalkerWyse continued. “We’re all these different things and yet we can come together and produce something so powerful. It’s kind of that girl power, but it’s even beyond that, because we have conflict and we confront each other and we have hard conversations. I will miss that.”

Mini Division Mini Miss Pioneer Way - Ariella Miguel Mini Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Mila Crossley

“I have never met anybody so good at conflict resolution,” Powers said with a laugh. “It has been so fulfilling and Jes is my best friend. I’ve spent a lot of time crying – it’s going to leave a big hole in my life.” As for whether there will be more pageants in her future, there won’t be anything like Miss Oak Harbor.

Tiny Division Tiny Miss Pioneer Way - Rylee Goff Tiny Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Riley Krone Baby Division Baby Miss Pioneer Way - Audrey Hall Baby Miss Pioneer Way Princess - Annagail Sanders

“I’m a firm believer you can’t walk the same road twice,” said Walker-Wyse. “Without my board, I don’t see how it would be as successful. What I can see myself doing is maintaining some involvement at the state level. “My departure is not just the end of Miss Oak Harbor, but of Miss Whidbey Island. That’s the state level pageant,” she continued. “Miss Pioneer Way is still kind of up in the air because it’s a one-day pageant, so it’s a little bit less work than Miss Oak Harbor and it’s such a great fundraiser, so that one may still continue. We haven’t made a decision on that.” To the community that has been so supportive, Walker-Wyse can only say “Thank you.” “I’m so sorry this is happening, but I don’t want it to be a sad thing,” she said. “Thank you to the community and to the girls and the parents for supporting us and allowing us to have these incredible four years.”

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By Carey Ross Ant-Man and the Wasp: Marvel’s most inconsequential hero is also its most fun (sorry, Guardians), and Paul Rudd one of its most inspired casting decisions since Robert Downey Jr. became Tony Stark. Chalk up yet another win for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 58 min.)

I suspect Oscar will not come calling anytime soon. But both were written by Taylor Sheridan (“Hell or High Water, Wind River”) and star my onetime movie star boyfriend Benicio del Toro and the always excellent Josh Brolin, so I’m not mad about it. ★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 2 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.)

Tag: This star-stuffed (Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Ed Helms, etc.) comedy about an overly competitive group of friends who have kept the same game of tag going for 20 years is based on a true story, and now I wish I were friends with those people because I feel like my life could really use a running tag gag. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 40 min.)

The First Purge: Is this some kind of throwback origin story that explains how all hell broke loose and a contagion of murderous, government-sanctioned violence spread across the United States or a chilling vision of our future? ★★ (R • 1 hr. 37 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.) Incredibles 2: No surprise here, Pixar continues to knock it out of the park, bringing the long-gestating family superhero sequel to the big screen at a time when we need our superheroes–especially the ones with big hearts and subversive spirits–the most. ★★★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 58 min.) Sicario: Day of the Soldado: “Sicario” was directed by Denis Villeneuve and was nominated for three Oscars. This one was not and

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Jumble. What’s that? Well in the 17- and 1800s, this unleavened food stuff was popular because of its lengthy shelf life. Flavored with anise seed, coriander, caraway or rosewater, these cookies were baked until hard and crispy to ensure spoilage didn’t occur too soon. This was perfect for travelers and was brought to Virginia, supposedly, via England. From there the Pennsylvania Dutch adopted the recipe and made it their own, giving rise to the Nazareth cookie. It’s true cookies tend to travel well, especially the crunchy ones. They keep longer when there is less moisture in them. Though I have come to find some sugar cookies are dense and crunchily satisfying, while others are soft and melt-in-yourmouth good. Which is better? I haven’t decided – or rather, I can’t decide!


keep in mind thermostats weren’t a built-in fixture in ovens long ago.

I know I’ve talked a fair amount about sweetness and many things saccharine this past month and I suppose it’s because summer has a habit of bringing out the sweet side of people. We often associate summer with refreshing drinks and cooling treats and for this very reason, I have to talk about a treat that has earned itself a day designated solely to observing it.

Soon after, the Dutch named these little test cakes, ‘koekjes,’ because the Dutch word for ‘cake’ is ‘koek.’ What’s even better than just being able to ensure your oven temperature was just right for baking a perfect cake was discovering these smaller ‘test cakes,’ with all the moisture removed, kept far longer than a regular cake. Enter the modern-day version of what we now know as ‘cookies.’

The sugar cookie. This versatile, delicious little morsel we find all over the place; from grocery stores to bakeries and restaurants alike, the sugar cookie has a bit of a history, wouldn’t you know! But before I even get to sugar cookies, I was wondering what a cookie actually is? I mean, I know what it is because I eat them from time to time – I just think about what the purpose of a cookie was to begin with? It turns out a cookie has its roots steeped in history as far back as 7th century Persia. After the crusades, trade routes and general migration of people all over the world meant items like honey, sugar and spices traveled far and wide – and with it cooking techniques. According to food historians though, some centuries after all this movement and migration, bakers began testing the temperature of their ovens by dropping a small amount of batter onto baking pans in order to ensure the temperature was just right for their cakes. Interesting way to test it and it’s good to

In the U.K. and my home country, South Africa (and some other places around the world), we call cookies ‘biscuits.’ I know, what springs to mind when I use that term is the soft, fluffy version we smother with gravy at breakfast, but you can imagine my first reaction when I was offered ‘biscuits and gravy.’ Needless to say, I was incredulous, wondering why anyone would smother a ‘cookie’ with sausage gravy. Thankfully, this wasn’t the case and I happen to like both American biscuits and the British/South African versions in equal amounts. The word ‘biscuit’ is derived from the Latin term bis cotum, which means ‘baked twice’ or ‘twice baked’ – and biscotti also stems from this term. The sugar cookie dates back to the 1700s when German (Protestant) settlers invented the delectable little thing. It was originally called the Nazareth cookie and while it seems to have been a recipe all its own, brand new, it was preceded by the

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I take no sides when it comes to the texture of sugar cookies; crunchy or soft, super sweet or just sweet enough, each recipe is unique and totally delicious besides. Santa even loves them, or so I hear. So much so that in the 1930s children, in their droves, began leaving out a sugar cookie or two for the jolly man to help him maintain his vim, vigor and zest whilst making his round the world trip. A dear friend of mine happens to make some amazing sugar cookies and I can’t figure out exactly how she does it. Trade secret? I won’t ask, I’ll just enjoy one with a glass of milk when I visit her. They’re a staple at her parties and with good reason. But you know what I love the most about sugar cookies? It’s that the dough can be used in so many ways. From fruit pizza with a sugar cookie crust, creamsicle pies and sandwich cookies, to apple crisp on a crust and more – the dough itself can become just about any dessert. It can be used as a fun activity at sleepovers for kids’ parties and baby showers and your imagination can run wild when decorating these tasty buddies! You could vary the shapes of the cookies, sandwich anything (chocolate hazelnut spread, marshmallow fluff, ice cream, etc.) in between them or even turn them into jam thumbprints. Honestly, the list of things you could make with a simple sugar cookie dough is limitless. From bite-sized treats to larger than saucers, a

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sugar cookie is an American staple. A bakery wouldn’t be the same without them, a grocery store would not be complete should sugar cookies not be found SOMEWHERE in there. And one of the best sugar cookies I have ever had was right here in Oak Harbor at a wonderful little coffee shop so many of us know and love! July 9 is National Sugar Cookie day, so perhaps we can observe it in due style – by baking and/ or just enjoying a cookie that day! I am including my simple recipe for sugar cookies and please feel free to make it your own! They are the chewy kind, so if you try it, let me know how you like them! Please send all comments, questions and certainly recipes you might like to share to and we’ll do exactly that – Dish! Simple Sugar Cookie 2 sticks butter, softened 1 ½ cups sugar 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour 1 egg ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract A pinch of cinnamon (optional) ¼ cup colored sugar for sprinkling on the cookies (optional) Line cookie sheets with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and sugar together and mix until light and fluffy. Add the egg and mix well. Stir in flour, salt, baking powder and vanilla extract and mix to form batter/dough. Using a tablespoon, scoop up some dough and roll into balls. Roll each ball into the colored sugar before baking, place on parchment-lined cookie sheets 2 inches apart and gently press each cookie ball down. Bake 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove from heat, allow to cool – decorate with frosting, serve with ice cream or enjoy with a glass of milk! cookies2/cookie-history.asp To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbey


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your ability to stay on task through distractions both large and small will be tested often this week. Unplanned interruptions that lead you astray may cut into your productivity, true, but some others might be a blessing in disguise. When the phone rings, you won’t know the game-changer from the time-waster until you answer the call. Being open to the positive on the 5th makes you miracle ready. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your subordinates could be a handful this week. Challenged by everyone and everything from the family dog to the haughty store clerk, you may begin to wonder, who is really in charge? If you want the answer to be you, you must step up and say so. Assert yourself. You’re unlikely to get the respect you want without making your expectations clear. Your backer on the 5th is someone quiet and humble. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) New and interesting pursuits have a way of appearing faster than even you can follow them this week. The delights are obvious. (No boring routine for you!) Drawbacks include the dismay of those who can’t match your pace, or who expected you to go in another, entirely different direction. Have mercy on the laggards, and your detractors may show you the same. Live and let live is a good motto for the 5th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Words deeply felt and sincere have a way popping from your mouth unexpectedly this week. Not that you’ll necessarily want to call any of them back, but then again you may. Abandon such thoughts. Better to make amends for being splendidly candid than to hold anything in. Someone needs to hear what you have to say, or it wouldn’t be given you to say it. Hold that thought uppermost on the 5th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A small measure of detachment is all you need to see you safely through the week. Goings-on that don’t involve you directly aren’t worth your time. All the standard dramas will be playing out around you, no doubt, but it’s pointless to let yourself get needlessly immersed. If involvement is your desire, words are not the only recourse open to you. Let your presence be magnified by your silence on the 5th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your determination to have it your way this week could backfire spectacularly. It could also make you the hero of the moment. You won’t know in advance which it will be, making courage and strength of conviction all-important. Waste no time worrying about what may never be. Your energy is better

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your sense of purpose and self-worth is your rock this week. In short, it’s good to know where you stand. Take the erratic behavior of many around you as evidence that they lack this important knowledge. When it’s time to shut out the world and relax, just remember who and what you are. The competition for your attention never ends, but you can choose when to give it and to whom. Be especially fussy on the 5th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Feelings of wanting something you can’t quite define, but will know when you see, are normal this week. Your travels may prove erratic as a result. Your constant refusals of things that don’t satisfy won’t win you any popularity, and may even arouse antagonism. It’s all part of a process of elimination that you’re going through, with your goal being the freedom to create anew. Simplify your life where you can on the 5th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Conserve your energy wherever you can this week. You have too much on your plate to squander your time on pointless distractions. Letting yourself get caught up in dramas that don’t serve your goals is especially to be avoided. As a case in point, how many things can you name that once commanded your attention, but no longer feel important? Ponder that on the 5th and congratulate yourself on what you find. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Life this week much resembles a juggling act. You must stay focused on what’s in hand, while yet being aware of what’s coming next. Lingering too long on either point upsets the delicate rhythm of things and could prove disastrous. Stopping to think is, of course, impossible for the juggler. You have more latitude, but violate the principle at your peril. Go with what feels right on the 5th and don’t overthink.   AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Chances are good this week that everyone seems to have their life running smoother than you, but that’s only your illusion. Take others’ success as inspiration, not as a sign that you’ve failed. You’re living a preparatory phase of your life cycle, like preparing soil to receive the seed that will grow eventually to a tasty fruit. Patience now pays big later. Dealing with what’s before you on the 5th brings special reward. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Second tries may be necessary in much of what you do this week. Do-overs are a fact of life that you can’t escape at the moment, so accept them. Be pleasantly surprised by first success and you won’t be disappointed if it doesn’t happen. Conditions will change, and the limitations of today will fade into memory. The 5th is a day to celebrate your small victories and give thanks for every joy that comes your way. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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Jersey Mike’s gives back to community Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in Oak Harbor April 18. Franchise owners OS1 (SW) Jaime Rivera, USN Retired, and his wife, Norma, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, April 18 to Sunday, April 22 to support Coupeville High School.



The new restaurant, located at 31595 SR20, circulated 7,500 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $2 contribution to Coupeville High School. Customers had to have a coupon to be eligible. “In the mid-eighties, when I was in the military, we used to go to a sub chain all the time and I knew during that time, one day I would be a franchisee,” said Jaime Rivera. “The first time I had Jersey Mike’s was in Kent, Wash. The crew was friendly and I knew this was the franchise company to go with. My wife has been extremely supportive of my decision and we have been married for 36 years. For this grand opening, we will be helping support Coupeville High School, which is where two of our five grandchildren attend school. Everyone at this school is friendly and very outgoing.” Jaime’s favorite subs are the #6 Famous Roast Beef and Provolone and the #9 Club Supreme. Norma’s favorite subs are the #8 Club Sub and the #10 Tuna Fish. All of them are a must try!

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The Riveras are exemplary Jersey Mike’s franchise owners who share the company’s commitment to quality products and exceptional customer service, and who are dedicated to giving back to the local community. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $34 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes. This year, the company’s 8th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March raised over $6 million for more than 170 charities throughout the country. Started in 1956, Jersey Mike’s now has 1,500 restaurants open and under development nationwide. In 2017, Jersey Mike’s was named the country’s fastest-growing Limited Service Chain and fastest-growing sandwich chain in the 2017 Nation’s Restaurant News Top 100. The growth is fueled by passionate Jersey Mike’s fans who crave their subs made Mike’s Way® with the freshest vegetables – onions, lettuce and tomatoes – topped off with an exquisite zing of “the juice” – red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection. Jersey Mike’s premium meats and cheeses are sliced on the spot, piled high on in-store baked bread and served up with a helping of neighborly banter from a dedicated and high-energy team. The restaurant’s hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. You can contact this location directly at (360) 682-5245 or visit

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Whidbey Weekly, July 5, 2018  
Whidbey Weekly, July 5, 2018