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Make a Difference By Karen Bishop

District Manager, Whidbey Island Conservation District

A HEALTHY HABIT FOR SUMMER – AND FOR ALL SEASONS: WHY BUY LOCAL ON WHIDBEY Are you ready to capture the opportunity this growing season to fill your tummies and your refrigerator with fresh, local produce? Whidbey Island farmers are in full production this growing season – harvesting fresh and delicious berries, fruits, and vegetables that will hopefully find their way to your picnic basket or dinner table. Summer on Whidbey Island is a delight for everyone who is fortunate to live and recreate here. Whether we are working or playing – we all have the need to fill our bodies with nutritious food. Lucky for all of us, our local farmers have near perfect conditions to grow a plentiful supply of nutritious, healthy food right in our backyard. Here are some good reasons to consider sourcing local as your first option:

greenhouse gas emissions used in the food system. The National Sustainable Agricultural Information Service estimates that on average, produce travels between 1,300 and 2,000 miles. Think about that. Whidbey Island is about 50 highway miles long and so, if you buy from a local farmer, the distance your food will travel is less than 4-percent of the average distance your food would travel if you purchase through a conventional source. Sourcing your food locally may seem to be more expensive at first look. However, if you take a bag of locally grown spinach or lettuce and put it in the refrigerator next to the same product you might purchase from the grocery store that was transported from out of the state or out of the country, you’ll find your local product lasts much longer and you’ll have less spoilage and waste.

Did you know your investment in buying from your local farmer during the growing season is one of the best ways to preserve farms, these beautiful landscapes and scenic vistas we have here on Whidbey Island? Even though the island feels quite rural with farms of varying sizes speckling the landscape, a very small percentage of the food consumed on the island is actually grown here. We as consumers have the power to change that pattern, particularly at a time when our farmers are figuring out how to extend the growing season and, as a result, are producing a wider variety of locally grown products. In recent years, more “seasonal high tunnels” – which you might call large greenhouses – can be seen in the landscape. These structures increase the heat units, captured by the sun’s rays, available for plant growth and extend the growing season. It used to be rare to find locally grown greens abundant in April and peppers in October, but the ability to extend the growing season is increasing the consumer’s ability to source local, finding an awesome selection of products available.

Admittedly, it takes more effort to source your food and other products locally, but it is a fun and satisfying adventure because you might get to meet your farmer. Here are a few tips to help you in this endeavor:

I challenge you this summer to tune into the food that is produced on Whidbey Island’s local farms during our growing season. Then, consider stepping out of the “convenience first” model and adopt the “buy local first” model. There are a number of good reasons to take on this challenge for you, for your local rural economy, and for the environment. There is no question that our lives are busy and full. We get in a routine of getting all of our food at the nearest grocery store because it is convenient. In the United States, as well as in many parts of the developed world, if we have the financial resources, we as consumers and “eaters” expect to find whatever food desired at the nearest grocer. Eating what is locally produced in a particular season is no longer a necessity because, if it is not produced locally, we will get it from somewhere in the world. It takes a conscious effort and some energy to change this routine, but the rewards are many.

Additionally, there is an increase in locally grown product sales through roadside stands and on-farm stores because of the convenience for the farmer to market fresh products right from the farm and restock as needed throughout the day. Consumers can often find a stand or farm store, not far off their daily commuting route. When you buy from a roadside stand or farm store 100-percent of the purchase price more than likely goes directly to the farmer. Community Supported Agriculture subscriptions or “CSA’s” are another great way to buy direct from a farmer.

Local farmers tend to adopt farming practices that are environmentally sustainable. Farmers are close to their customers and it is a source of pride for them to have the opportunity to share with you about how your food is grown. If you have questions and you are buying directly from a farmer, you can ask. However, be ready for what could be a lengthy conversation, because farmers are passionate about this. Soil fertility, crop rotation, water conservation, produce varieties, and low impact pest control are all given careful consideration. Some local farmers have jumped through the hoops to achieve organic certification, but other local growers bring you very healthy food without being organically certified and feel the locally grown status assures the consumer good, safe food. Sourcing local is a great way for you to help do your part in reducing fossil fuel use and related

Whidbey Island has several partners working together to increase consumption of locally produced foods, as well as supporting other creators of items made with locally grown products. Restaurant owners are seeking out and embracing relationships with farmers so the salad, fruits, or meats on your restaurant dinner plate may have been grown locally. You can support your local farmers by asking the restaurants you frequent whether or not they are sourcing local. Bed and breakfast owners may offer soaps and products from locally produced lavender and other herbs. Farms growing hay for local livestock consumption are also members. The Whidbey Island Grown Brand collaborative project is tying all of these locally focused businesses together to help consumers find farmers and businesses who support this local effort. Visit www.whidbeyislandgrown.com to learn more.

Whidbey Island also has a number of thriving Farmer and Public Markets that provide a social and recreational experience, as well as a place to gather your food and other products for the week. Saturday’s Coupeville Farmers market is the third oldest farmers market in the state, starting in 1979. Thursday’s Oak Harbor Farmers market began in 1994 and offers a variety of processed foods and crafts as well as fabulous produce. The Bayview Market at Bayview Corner is open Saturday morning, providing fresh produce, great food, and a good time. Clinton, Langley and South Whidbey Tilth also have open air public markets. The Goosefoot Foundation has gathered many of these sources into their annually published “Whidbey Island Roadside Farm Stand Farm Store & Farmers Market Directory.” Check it out by visiting https://bit. ly/2K2T2q1. Whidbey Island’s hard-working farmers help create the rural landscape that is enjoyed by visitors and residents alike. Your commitment to invest your dollars locally goes a long way to ensure the long term economic sustainability of these local businesses so that we all can enjoy, live, and recreate throughout our beautiful Whidbey Island.

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

With this week’s early deadline at Whidbey Weekly, I am unable to get Otto Kolum, last week’s non-celebrity, non-ghost writer to repeat his unauthorized sending of a substitute column.

No big deal. I’m not paying Otto anyway, particularly since he is already getting more e-mail than me. No problema. That will stop.

Where else can you find out if your skin can hear? What about whether our memories can be inherited? That would be a quick download for my group. The pictures on pages 76-81 enhancing the article on China’s Mount Hua, “The World’s Most Dangerous Hike,” made me dizzy even without having to wind around the 7,000 foot mountain on narrow pathways of wooden planks. The almost eight mile hiking trail has been part of a pilgrimage of monks for the last seven hundred years.

Then I just close my eyes.

In other words, Otto looked like everyone else around here.

What a bang for the buck. The newsstand price of $7.99 per issue is still worth the money, but why not spend half that for a subscription which gets you the issues delivered?

The baby doe may not like Otto. Deer don’t snore, do they? Sometimes Thanks to our Alabama cuz Emma for sharing these quotes from her collection: Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself, ‘Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.’ ~Lillian Carter, mother of Jimmy Carter The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible. ~ George Burns Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year. ~ Victor Borge Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ~ Mark Twain By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher. ~ Socrates

Thanks to Autumn of Pay-Less for recommending a magazine that offers great information, unusual trivia, and a little dose of fear.

So, next time you are near Pay-Less customer service, magazine, bakery area, check out an issue of ID. If you shop elsewhere, or do not hang out at magazine stands, check out www.ideasanddiscoveries.com. If there isn’t at least one subject in each issue that rattles your cage, you have no cage, or have enough information already from Dr. Oz. Where else can you learn a herring fillet has eight grams of salt in each serving, or 352% of the daily recommended maximum of salt?

Another way There are many ways to learn. With the internet, the opportunities for learning, for information, for education, and for acquiring knowledge beyond our wildest Google are as mind boggling as last week’s cave rescue of those fearless kids.

The contents of over 10,000 world libraries are crammed into the all-consuming cloud, at the ready for us to explore when ready.

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back. ~ Zsa Zsa Gabor

All of a sudden that eighteen volumed 1958 World Book Encyclopedia on my bookcase does not seem so daunting, just old and smelly.

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat. ~ Alex Levine

Is there such a thing as book deodorant?

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress. ~ Will Rogers Don’t worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older, it will avoid you. ~ Winston Churchill Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out. ~ Phyllis Diller By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere. ~ Billy Crystal ID ready I just received the September issue of ID, or Ideas & Discoveries magazine, published six times a year. It is a bit different than most magazines. Where else can you find out if trees scream or if trees get headaches?


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My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now and then she stops to breathe. ~ Jimmy Durante

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it. ~ W. C. Fields

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Come to think of it, have you ever seen a nervous Fucifer pardalis?

One web site recently pointed out to me by a book lover is www.worldcat.org. This site is a catalog of catalogs. Two billion items are a click away, but who is counting?

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap. ~ Bob Hope


I particularly enjoyed learning on page 54 that, according to the panther chameleon, green is the most relaxing color.

I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury. ~ Groucho Marx

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. ~ Rodney Dangerfield


My age restricts heights. I do not do well. In fact, despite the majestic scenery, I prefer to be blindfolded crossing Deception Pass Bridge, unless I am driving.

To celebrate Whidbey Transit’s decision to continue its free riding program, Otto was last seen boarding the Northbound bus in Freeland while dressed as an out-of-work columnist.

I’m putting up motion detectors just in case he tries to come back. With all this nice weather, Otto may want to sleep outside near the deer.

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Phreeland Fantom strikes An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn. When he finished all three, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender says to him, “You know, a pint goes flat after I draw it; it would taste better if you bought one at a time.” The Irishman replies, “Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I’m here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we’d drink this way to remember the days we all drank together.” The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there. The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar and always drinks the same way. He orders three pints and drinks the three pints by taking drinks from each of them in turn. One day, he comes in and orders two pints. All the other regulars in the bar notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, “I don’t want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss.” The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a lights dawns in his eye and he laughs. “Oh, no,” he says, “Everyone is fine. I’ve just quit drinking for Lent!” To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Prehistory Exhibit Dedicated To Dale Conklin A newly opened prehistory exhibit at the Island County Museum will be officially dedicated at a special free open house on Thursday, July 19, at 5:00pm. The “Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit” features some of the myriad of mammoth bones – and an ancient tree, flattened by glaciers - discovered by amateur paleontologist, Dale Conklin and associates. Dale, known as “The Mammoth Hunter” moved to Whidbey Island in 1979, and dedicated the rest of his life to finding, mapping, and identifying the bones of the mammoths that roamed the island for thousands of years. Conklin passed away in 2009, but his collection of mammoth bones has been kept on permanent exhibit at the Island County Museum. Museum Director, Rick Castellano, said “The Mammoth exhibit is one of our most popular. Our visitors are always amazed at the fact there were giant elephants living on the island, and that they were apparently providing a food source for the earliest residents here.” While the mammoths have been extinct for some 12,000 years, many of the bones show what appears to be evidence of butchering. Clovis points (early arrowheads) have also been discovered on the island, which date back to about the same period. Castellano said, “The evidence is compelling that mammoths may have been hunted into extinction by early humans – perhaps the ancestors of the Lower Skagit people.” The newly designed “Dale Conklin Prehistory Exhibit” will be dedicated to honor Conklin and his discoveries. Also featured is a section on the geology of Whidbey Island, and how glaciers shaped the island. Members of his family will be in attendance, and a free open house is offered to all who wish to stop by the museum. The dedication will take place Thursday, July 19, from 5:00 to 6:00pm at the museum, 908 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville. “Dale wrote that he hoped people would be looking at the mammoth bones for thousands of years. We’re going to do our best to make sure that happens” said Castellano. [Submitted by Rick Castellano, Executive Director, Island County Museum]

Island County Community Preparedness Expo As you restocked your emergency supply kit for the couple of times we lost power over the winter months, did you stop to think, “Hmmm. If something really big hit, we not only would not have power, but we wouldn’t have communication, water and gas pipes might break, traffic across the bridge would cease, and someone in my family or neighborhood might be hurt or sick . . .and . . and . . NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO COME AND HELP ME FOR DAYS!!!!” No? You never thought that? Well, no matter because now you have an event that will help you be better prepared for something big and this event is going to be EPIC! On Saturday, July 28, from 9:00am to 3:00pm at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor, the Island County Department of Emergency Management and the U.S. Navy Fleet & Family Support Center have joined forces to bring to our community a summit of emergency management experts and first responders to provide an expo of presentations and practical, hands-on skills practice to help you and your family members become more informed, more capable, and more resilient during a man-made or natural disaster. This event is the first-ever attempt at bringing together our

The morning starts with presentations from earthquake and tsunami experts from the Washington State Department of Emergency Management and the afternoon is filled with demonstrations on securing utilities, pet care, emergency wound treatment, CPR, food and water safety, neighborhood mobilization and more. Bring yourselves, your family, your friends, and your neighbors and invest a portion of your Saturday in getting peace of mind and increasing empowerment. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/ PreparednessExpo or contact Jody Jeffers, Island County Department of Emergency Management CERT Coordinator at 360-4992172 or CERT@whidbey.net

Island and the Camano Island satellite base. An electronic copy is available by request from info@islandtransit.org. Comments or suggestions may be emailed to info@islandtransit.org or sent via USPS to the main office at 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, WA, 98239. The deadline for 2018-2023 TDP comments is Friday, August 24, 2018. Island Transit urges community members to provide feedback and comments at any time. [Submitted by Meg Heppner, Assistant to the Executive Director, Island Transit]

Saratoga Orchestra Receives Matching Grant From Island Thrift

Visit www.islandcert.org for resources and upcoming classes. [Submitted by Jody Jeffers]

Hear the story of the Sheep Barn’s rehabilitation and see how National Park Service preservation craftsmen restored an empty, obsolete structure with work that included stabilization, a new floor, new doors and more. The result is a rustic classroom that will be used to help others learn about the natural and cultural heritage of the Reserve. The Sheep Barn is owned by the National Park Service. Funding for the project came from the National Park Service, the Friends of Ebey’s and The Nature Conservancy. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve was established in 1978 to protect a rural community and its significant history. Preservation is accomplished through partnerships, conservation easements, local land use regulation, and the cooperation of land owners. [Submitted by Carol L. Castellano, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve]

Island Transit Seeking Input on 2018-2023 Draft Transit Development Plan (TDP) Island Transit will hold a series of public meetings to solicit feedback on the draft 20182023 Six-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP). The Transit Development Plan (TDP) serves as a guide for Island Transit. It helps identify transit service needs, prioritize improvements and determine the resources required for implementing modified or new service. The plan also provides a foundation for requests for State funding and grants, which are an important addition to the local sales tax collected that enables Island Transit to provide bus and vanpool services. Two open public hearings will be held at the following locations and times: Friday, July 27, 10:00am Public Hearing in conjunction with the PTBA Board of Directors Monthly Business Meeting (Camano Island Library, 848 N. Sunrise Blvd, Camano Island) Friday, August 24, 9:30am Public Hearing in conjunction with the PTBA Board of Directors Monthly Business Meeting (Island Transit, 19758 SR 20, Coupeville, Whidbey Island) The draft 2018-2023 Six-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP) is available online on the Island Transit website (www.islandtransit.org). Information is available on the Island Transit Facebook page. Hard copies are available at the Island Transit main office on Whidbey

LOCALLY OPERATED Prelude to a Kiss, June 7-22, 2019 (by: Craig Lucas, directed by: Deana Duncan) For full show descriptions and character breakdowns please see the website at WICAonline. org. [Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Island Transit and Washington State Transit Insurance Pool Announce Above & Beyond Award Recipient The Washington State Transit Insurance Pool (WSTIP) and Island Transit are pleased to announce Operator Jim Caveness as a recipient of the statewide Above & Beyond Award. This award is for recognition of a public transportation employee who goes “Above & Beyond” the requirements of the job. Earlier this year, Jim Caveness rendered assistance at the scene of an accident where a boy had been struck by a car. He assisted both the injured boy and the driver until emergency services arrived reassuring both the victim and driver. The actions by Jim were exemplary and certainly deserving of recognition with the Above and Beyond Award. Island Transit congratulates and appreciates Operator Jim Caveness for going “Above & Beyond”! [Submitted by Meg Heppner, Assistant to the Executive Director, Island Transit]

Restored Sheep Barn Becomes a Classroom in Ebey’s Reserve The public is invited to celebrate the restoration and re-purposing of the 1930s-era Pratt Sheep Barn in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve at a community open house on Saturday July 28, 11:00am to 2:00pm, with a brief program at 11:30am. Visitors should park at the Prairie Overlook, Sunnyside Cemetery or at the trailhead by the Trust Board Cottage and then take a short walk to the barn. Refreshments will be served.


Judges Select Five Teen Talent Acts to Take the Stage at 2018 Oak Harbor Music Festival

Joe Mosolino, Island Thrift board member, “challenged” the attendees at the recent Saratoga Orchestra Fundraiser with a $15,000 matching grant. The audience met the match and Island Thrift donated $15,000 to Saratoga Orchestra. Island Thrift is the thrift store with the BIG HEART, located in Oak Harbor. Every month, Island Thrift donates to twelve local organizations to help with their programs. In addition, it reviews submitted grants and supports local organizations such as Saratoga Orchestra. Your donations and shopping at Island Thrift allow it to support local activities and organizations. Donation hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. To apply for a grant, visit www.islandthrift oakharbor.org and follow the prompts. Saratoga Orchestra’s Summer Festival Concert will be held Saturday, August 4 in the South Whidbey High School Auditorium. Island Thrift hopes you enjoy the many concerts provided by Saratoga Orchestra. [Submitted by Peggy Whitford, Island Thrift]

WICA Announces Theatre Season Auditions Whidbey Island Center for the Arts announces auditions for its 19th Theatre season. Auditions will be held by appointment on Monday and Tuesday, August 6 and 7 with 5 minutes each, scheduled from 6:00 to 8:30pm. Callbacks are scheduled throughout the week. Walk-in auditions will be accepted if time permits. To schedule your audition and for more information, please call 360-221-8262 or go to WICAonline.org. Be prepared to perform two contrasting monologues (i.e. classical and modern/dramatic and comedic or one minute of Shakespeare), If auditioning for the musical, also prepare 16 bars of a song. Please note: there will be no accompaniment in the room. Performance Dates: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, October 12-27, 2018 (by: Christopher Durang, directed by: Edward Jordon) An Owen Meany Christmas, November 30-December 15, 2018 (by: John Irving, directed by: Phil Jordan) The Santaland Diaries, November 30-December 15, 2018 (by: David Sedaris, directed by Phil Jordan) Shakespeare’s Other Women, February 8-23, 2019 (by: Scott Kaiser, directed by: Erin Murray) Jesus Christ Superstar- rights pending, April 5-20, 2019 (by: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by: Laura Berkley Boram)

From a group of ten brave and hardworking acts, Oak Harbor Music Festival Teen Talent judges had a tough job selecting just five to take the stage at this year’s festival. Contestants each played two songs for the judges. When scoring, the judges considered stage presence, natural talent, and song choice. Vocalist Rosahlee Von Kappel, 15, was selected for her composure, joy on stage, excellent singing range, and ability to relate to the audience. She practiced all year with this contest in mind, and her hard work was clearly evident to the judges. Oak Harbor High School students Taliah Black, 18, (vocals) and Keelie Partridge, 17, (guitar and vocals), nicknaming their duo “Two and a Ghost,” were judged on their tight harmonies and well-practiced unison parts that “sound like one voice,” said one judge. Playing ukulele and singing, Elsian Atienza, 15, started with “a new song I wrote about 50-percent this morning, then still thinking it up on the way over here,” and proceeded to wow the judges with his from-the-heart songwriting, clear voice, and tight rhythms on the uke. An understated presence at the keyboard, Alexander Amick, 17, earned his stage spot with raw and surprising talent. Unflappable after an equipment repair, Alexander ripped out a flawless show tune from Guys and Dolls and a classical waltz, then calmly left the stage, leaving the whole audience, including the judges, stunned at his skill. Sarah Gallagher, 17, who has been featured previously in local news for her performance in Whidbey Playhouse’s “Beehive,” used her powerful voice and accompanied herself on keyboards. With Adele’s “Make You Feel My Love” and Nancy Sinatra’s heartbreaking classic “Bang Bang,” Sarah closed out the auditions leaving the crowd of parents and fellow performers screaming for more. Teen Talent winners will perform on stage at the east end of Pioneer Way, in front of Whidbey Coffee, starting at noon on Sunday, September 2. Each performer will get twelve minutes to perform. Oak Harbor Music Festival’s mission is to inspire our community with the power of music. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the festival has provided scholarships to graduating seniors from all three of Whidbey’s high schools for the past five years. For more information, visit www.oakharborfestival.com [Submitted by OHMF Board President, Cynthia Mason]

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED Please Leave the Seal Pups Alone It is once again seal pupping season in the Salish Sea, and the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network and NOAA Fisheries ask beach goers to follow the regulations regarding seals and seal pups on the beach and to please “Share the Shore!” We are now also seeing several Elephant seals in our region who haul out to molt, and one female who has also had two pups on Whidbey Island beaches in recent years, so please give them a lot of space as well. Seal pups are born in our inland waters June through August. There are 3,000-5,000 harbor seal pups born in Washington inland waters each year. Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act, harbor seal populations have recovered to healthy numbers and their population is at carrying capacity (maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely). Nursing pups remain with their mothers for four to six weeks and are then weaned to forage and survive on their own. Harbor seal pups may haul out in the same place for several days or weeks at a time; this does not mean they are abandoned. Pups that are being weaned must learn to survive and forage for food. Weaned pups will spend extended hours on shore resting and regulating their body temperature. Please respect nature’s role. Up to 50-percent of the pups born will not survive their first year of life. Many harbor seal pups are too young to have developed protective wariness (escape response) and may not flee when approached while resting and warming up on shore. Harbor seals use log booms, docks, and shoreline habitat on a daily basis to rest and regulate their body temperature. Please Share the Shore - stay back 100 yards if possible, keep your dogs on a leash, and if the animal is injured, call the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network 1-866-ORCANET (866-672-2638) for Island, Skagit, and Port Susan beaches; or call NOAA Fisheries Regional hotline at 1-866-767-6114 for pups in other areas of the Salish Sea. Harbor seals (and all marine mammals) are protected by law under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Federal marine mammal regulations prohibit harassing seals to reduce human disturbance of important life processes. Don’t touch seal pups! The best thing you can do is to leave the animal alone, it’s best chance for survival is in the wild. For more information about harbor seal pups in Washington State please read NOAA Fisheries “Share the Shore with Harbor Seal Pups” http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/publications/protected_species/marine_mammals/ pinnipeds/6.7.2016_share_the_shore_harbor_ seal_pups.pdf For more information on marine mammals and the Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network, go to: www.orcanetwork. org/strandings.html or visit the Langley Whale Center at 105 Anthes in Langley, open Thursdays - Mondays, 11:00am to 5:00pm. [Submitted by Susan Berta, Orca Network]

Want to Identify an Individual Whale? You’re in luck, there’s now an app for that!

Hundreds of thousands of people come to the Pacific Northwest every year to take in our natural beauty and with hopes of seeing our most popular marine life resident: orcas (killer whales). The Center for Whale Research (CWR) has been studying these magnificent creatures for 43 years and knows each of these 75 whales expertly. And now, for the first time, there is an app available for the rest of the world to

Whidbey Weekly get to know them, too. So, for the 500,000 people who venture out on a whale watching trip each year and the thousands of others who choose to view the whales from shore, or for those who would simply like to learn more about our local orcas, this app’s for you. What’s so special about this app? Let’s take a quick tour: Starting at the beginning: The home screen features a photo of J32, a real jumper. From the home screen, you can review the menu options, then immerse yourself in the world of the Southern Resident Orcas. Identify individual whales; learn about their tight-knit social structure (they spend their entire lives traveling with their family); learn about what they eat; see when CWR has been on the water monitoring the whales recently; and scroll through the 50 amazing gallery images carefully selected from CWR’s vast library of images, all taken from one of its research boats.

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Blooming Season Concerts 2018


Saturdays • 1-3pm July 21 Wild Man Cooley July 28 Skinny Tie Jazz Aug 4 Budapest West

Lavender Wind Farm 2530 Darst Rd, Coupeville

360-544-4132 Parking $5 Bring your blankets, beverages and picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream and lavender lemonade available. Relax and enjoy the lavender and music. Donations accepted.

The app is available for free through the App Store or Google Play (search Center for Whale Research). The Center for Whale Research would like to send a special shout-out to the CEO of Web App Clouds, Dilan DeSilva, as well as Priyanka Hema and others on the Web App Clouds engineering team for volunteering their time to build the Orca ID app. The Center for Whale Research is dedicated to the study and conservation of the Southern Resident killer whale (orca) population in the Pacific Northwest. With only 75 Southern Resident orcas remaining, there is a greater need than ever before to speak out on their behalf. [Submitted by Center for Whale Research]

Local Business News Crystal Clean Windows Reaches New Heights Crystal Clean Windows has new services to offer for those plugged gutters and dusty, hard-to-reach areas. Owner Jason Leman has announced the introduction of the SkyVac system, which allows him to offer gutter and high ceiling cleaning. “We can now clean gutters on homes of up to four stories from the safety of the ground,” Leman explained. “We don’t ever have to step on a ladder.” The system, which consists of a vacuum, a video camera and a telescopic pole, is also great for cleaning exposed ductwork in industrial-style high ceiling areas or anywhere one might have to use a ladder to get to dust. SkyVac reduces the need for ladders, and with more than 90,000 people hospitalized from injuries due to ladders every year in the U.S., the system helps minimize risks to both the service provider and the customer. For more information on this new system or any of Crystal Clean Windows’ other services to bring shine and sparkle to your home, call them at 360-675-3005 or go to www.crystalcleanwindowswhidbey.com.

Penn Cove Gallery Welcomes New Artist Harry von Stark Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the photography of artist Harry von Stark to its collection of local talent. Harry tends to see the world as lines, shapes and colors without words or preconceived ideas as he searches for the perfect one second story. In his documentary of the removal of the Elwha Dams, he worked to capture the beauty of the dam’s great machines with their bold geometry, immense scale and striking colors. He searches out the beauty that the past brings to bear on the present and future as represented in his documentary of endangered historic site of Sprague, Wash. His book, “floatingSteel” earned him a Grant form Whidbey Island Arts Council in 2017. Harry attended Pratt College in San Francisco for a degree in Graphic Design. See Harry’s work now at Penn Cove Gallery, 9 NW Front Street, Coupeville. www. vonstarkphotography.com

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JULY 19 - JULY 25, 2018

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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.

Trivia Night Thursday, July 19, 7:00pm-8:30pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, July 20, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Craft Elixirs 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

Karaoke w/ Tony Martin Friday, July 20, 7:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Bluesberry Festival Saturday, July 21, 12:00pm-5:00pm Mutiny Bay Blueberry Farm, Freeland It will be an afternoon of great music by LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends, Hot Club of Troy and Muse and eye. There will be food from the Café and adult beverages from Roaming Radish. Tickets are available at Brownpapertickets.com/events/3511706 and the Commons Café and Books in Langley. This is a fundraising event for the Commons Café and Books.

Blooming Season Concerts: Wild Man Cooley Saturday, July 21, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville Bring your blankets, beverages & picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream and lavender lemonade available while you relax and enjoy the music. Free - donations accepted. Parking is $5. Lavender Wind Farm is located at 2530 Darst Road. For more information, call 360-544-4132.

Live Music: Original Jim Saturday, July 21, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Like a musical octopus, Jim utilizes his guitar, voice, keyboard, a few carefully chosen foot pedals, and a fresh approach to percussion to sound more like a small band than a solo act. No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

The American Roots Music Series Saturday, July 21, 7:00pm Deception Pass State Park Featuring the Unexpected Brass Band, a funky New Orleans-style brass ensemble. All performances are in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park. In the event of rain, performances will move to the East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter, also on the Whidbey Island side of the park. Admission is free to the performances. The Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the park.

Bayview Corner Street Dance Wednesday, July 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley Ruzivo and Ka 1 offer a danceable world music sound with contemporary and traditionally influenced Afro-pop dance music. Held rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Saturday, July 28, 8:00am-12:00pm Coupeville Mason Center Whidbey Lodge #15 Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, orange juice, coffee or tea. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children 4-12, free for 3 and under. Located on the corner of 8th and North Main Streets.

Blooming Season Concerts: Skinny Tie Jazz Saturday, July 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville Bring your blankets, beverages & picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream and lavender lemonade available while you relax and enjoy the music. Free - donations accepted. Parking is $5. Lavender Wind Farm is located at 2530 Darst Road. For more information, call 360-544-4132.

Riders and Rods for Ryan’s House for Youth Saturday, July 28, 3:30pm Hong Kong Gardens, 9324 WA SR 525, Clinton Get on your bike or classic car and join the fun. Entry fee is $20 per ticket (bonus for first 20 entries). Enjoy a day ride, great food, prizes, and awards for best poker hand. After party is $15 (under 8, $5) and begins at 3:30pm at Hong Kong Gardens. You do not have to run to join the party. For more information, call Lori Cavender at 206-356-2405.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free

Rockin’ Swing Dance Series for Teens: The Shim Sham Monday, July 23, 4:00pm-5:30pm Oak Harbor Library Trying to stay active and have fun this summer? Come learn how to swing dance for free! Make new friends, listen to great music, and learn all about how to swing dance! Snacks and water will be provided, and a partner is not needed. The Shim Sham combines solo jazz moves with upbeat partner dancing. It is one of the most widely danced routines in the world. Baby and Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, July 24, 31, 10:00am Freeland Library Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music and movements that inspire a love of reading. Playtime or crafts may follow. For newborns through 3 years. Caregiver required. Explore Summer: I Dig Rocks! Wednesday, July 25, 2:00pm Coupeville Library

LOCALLY OPERATED community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www.whidbeyquakers.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 2:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday & Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:30pm-5:30pm The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360) 675-0621 or visit christianscience.com Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Francy Blumhagen Meet the Artist: Friday, July 27, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Printmaking and collage artist Francy Blumhagen will be at Penn Cove Gallery with some of the tools she uses in creating her art. The imagery of the natural world, such as color, pattern, texture, and movement, captivates her as an artist and forms the subjects of her art.

Washington is a geological wonderland for rockhounds! What stories can rocks tell? What cool rocks are found on Whidbey? Let’s have a rockin’ good time exploring the amazing world of rocks and minerals! For children ages 5-11 and their caregivers.

Meetings & Organizations

Explore Summer Teens - Spa Scrubs Thursday, July 26, 2:00pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library

Enjoy live music and a BBQ featuring ribs, brisket and chicken carefully prepared by Bruce Grimm on his Fantastic Traveling Barbecue Rig. Great potluck side dishes and desserts are included. Liquid refreshments are available. Rusty Fender and the Melody Wranglers are providing the sounds for listening and dancing. Come by and check out the facilities and meet some of the members who make the club a great place to gather. The Eagles distributes an average of $10,000 per year to charitable organizations and other important local programs in the community. Call 360-3215636 to reserve your ticket.

Mix up homemade body scrubs for yourself or a friend! For teens and tweens. Please register online or call 360-678-4911.

Religious Services

Explore Summer: Family Storytime Thursday, July 19, 9:30am Coupeville Library

Prayer Group

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

Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 222-4080 or email Sobico@comcast.net.

South Whidbey at Home Book Group Thursday, July 19, 3:00pm-4:15pm Freeland Library

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

Join us for a great book discussion of Anita Rau Badami’s “The Hero’s Walk.” You don’t need to be a member of South Whidbey at Home to attend - everyone is welcome!


Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley

Filipino Christian Fellowship

Concordia Lutheran Church Sunday service, 9:30am Bible Study & Sunday School, 10:45am 590 N. Oak Harbor Street

Eagles BBQ & Membership Drive Saturday, July 21, 4:00pm-8:0pm Eagles Aerie, HWY 525, Freeland $15 per person

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, July 25, 11:30am CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor Monthly no-host luncheon. The featured speaker will be Henry Lowenstein, Ph.D. Lowenstein is the author of the book “The Rescue Man: A Snafu Snatching Rescue Pilot’s Extraordinary Journey Through World War II.” The public is invited to this event. Call 360-240-9500 for directions and more information.

Books2Movies Friday, July 20, 2:00pm-4:30pm Freeland Library

For more information, visit www.concordiaoakharbor.org or call (360) 675-2548.

This group will focus on books that were made into movies. This month’s selection is “Wonder Woman.” Read/Listen to the book then join us for the movie and a lively talk.

Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton

Saturday, July 28, 9:00am-12:00pm 1 NE Sixth Street, Coupeville

For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

Kenny Richards will discuss HamWAN, a high speed amateur radio data network. Meeting held in the county commissioner’s hearing room. For more information, see www.w7avm. org or contact ki7qlg@w7avm.org.

Farmers Market Book Sale Saturdays, July 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. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, July 21, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Explore Summer: Stories with Sonie Mondays, July 23, 30, 10:00am-11:30am Coupeville Library Read aloud to Sonie, a patient listener and certified therapy dog. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Supported by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.

Teaching Through God’s Word

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

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

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and

Island County Amateur Radio Club

For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops 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. WHAT'S GOING ON

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Whidbey Island Fair keeps it classic By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly There is a certain amount of charm connected to a classic county fair and the Whidbey Island Fair is no exception. The annual celebration of all that makes Whidbey Island special and unique begins today (Thursday) and runs through Sunday, July 22 at the fairgrounds, 819 Camano Ave. in Langley. “The Whidbey Island Fair is about the community coming together to show off what we have to offer,” said Fair Manager Carol Coble. And this event offers all the traditional ingredients one might expect to find at a classic county fair. There are carnival rides, livestock, exhibits, food, demonstrations and entertainment. Stroll through the buildings and look at examples of our island’s bounty, from fruits and vegetables to flowers and other ornamentals to an artistic array of items from the home, such as sewing, needlework, baking, art exhibits, canning, quilting and more. It is a celebration of all the talents and abilities of those who call Whidbey Island home. “Obviously, 4-H is a big part of it and the kids learn about hard work and commitment,” said Coble. “Education and entertainment go hand in hand, but there are a lot of other things happening, too.” As always, there is no shortage of entertainment, and all of it is included in the price of a ticket. With two stages and roving entertainers, people of all ages will find something to enjoy. Main stage headliners this year include a mix of regional and local performers, another classic component of a good fair. Whether it’s an up-and-coming country music star originally from Sequim, Bailey Bryan (playing Friday at 8 p.m.), or local entertainers like Freeborn (Thursday at 6 p.m.) and PeTE the Band (Thursday at 8 p.m.), there is no shortage of talent set to take the stage. “This is really an achievement for us,” said Dave Draper of PeTE the Band. “It feels good to be up there and have that moment. We’re really proud to be up there and it’s really special they gave us the job.” Draper said PeTE, whose other members include Fredde Butterworth, Marc Strader and Mark Buzard, can best be described as a garage band that plays long-form rock classics. “We’ve been playing together about five years,” he said. “We’re not career driven, we’re not trying to make money. We play for ourselves, for the sheer joy of playing and improving our own musicianship.” PeTE the Band was originally named in honor of Pete Jacobs, owner of the former Doghouse Tavern in Langley, but Draper said, with the hint of a laugh in his voice, that it now stands for “People Edging Toward Enlightenment.”

Photos Courtesy of Whidbey Island Fair Association It’s time for the annual Whidbey Island Fair, today through Sunday at the Island County Fairgrounds in Langley.

Draper makes no bones about the fact PeTE plays no original music. They stick to what they know, classic rock covers of songs by artists like Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and Link Wray. The group particularly likes playing for a good cause. “We like to play for worthy causes,” he said. “We like to weave a fabric of good will in the world through music.” Other main stage headliners this year include The Olson Brothers, Weatherside Whiskey Band, Hair Nation, Purple Mane, to name a few. And, for the fourth year in a row, Danny Vernon and his popular tribute to Elvis will close the fair on Sunday. “Danny Vernon is amazing. He’s a huge draw and everyone really enjoys his show,” Coble said. Center Stage headliners this year include Austin Ellis, Klyntel,

Bayview Sound, magic from Brian Ledbetter and gardening guru Ciscoe Morris, who appears at 1 p.m. Sunday and will talk about his favorite summer plants as well as field questions from the audience. A complete entertainment lineup can be found in the Whidbey Island Fair guide as well as online at www.whidbeyislandfair.com. And one mustn’t forget the annual fair parade, which will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. The parade starts at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts parking lot and makes it way to the fair’s midway. This year’s parade grand marshal is Lynda Knapp, a longtime fair volunteer. Photo Courtesy of PeTE the Band PeTE the Band, a group of Whidbey Island musicians, will be rounding out the first night of entertainment on the main stage Thursday evening at the Whidbey Island Fair. The local favorite is sure to get some toes a-tappin’ and some feet moving as it puts its own spin on classic rock favorites.

Gates open daily at 9:30 a.m. and the fair is open until 10 p.m. Thursday, 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. Daily admission is $9 for adults, $5 for youth, military and senior citizens; season passes are also available.

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! SATURDAY, APRIL 28 9:16 am, SE Bayshore Dr. Advising female in bathroom at location screaming at the top of her lungs, yelling racial slurs. 12:06 pm, SW Bayshore Dr. Reporting party’s daughter received voice mail saying “I’m coming for you.” SUNDAY, APRIL 29 7:30 pm, SE 8th Ave. Advising male subjects at back door calling her name. 10:41 pm, SE 8th Ave. Reporting party recalling. States someone is now flashing lights through her bedroom window; appears to be a flashlight turning on and off. MONDAY, APRIL 30 8:46 am, SE Catalina Dr. Advising male subject in female restroom. 5:13 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Advising employees tried to look in her bag. 5:26 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting male subject riding shopping cart in roadway. 7:22 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising subject in vehicle honked and flipped her off. 9:21 pm, SR 20 Advising homeless subject screaming, throwing things at people. WEDNESDAY, MAY 2 11:57 am, SW Stremler Dr. Caller advising hasn’t been able to reach her son since middle of April; son lives in Nicaragua. 4:21 pm, SR 20 Reporting vehicle speeding up, then slowing down suddenly; flipping them off. FRIDAY, MAY 4 3:56 am, SR 20 Caller advising male is at location and knows he’s trespassed; was urinating on trash cans in front of location. 5:02 am, SR 20 Reporting party stating pedestrian was erratic walking towards the location. 9:14 am, SR 20 Reporting transient at bus stop with a tablet; finds it suspicious, as it appeared he had no idea what to do with it. 8:11 pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising just got off work at location and went to vehicle, noticed left turn signal is missing. 11: 48 pm, SE 4th Ave. Party reporting someone knocking at door. Ongoing problem, seems to occur when landlord and maintenance person leave. SATURDAY, MAY 5 12:44 am, SE 4th Ave. Advising someone was at location and was knocking at the door. 12:12 pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting male subject in back parking lot is “out of his mind,” jumping around and stuff. 12:27 pm, S Beeksma Dr. Advising male subject near female’s bathroom watching females enter and exit.


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1:34 pm, S Beeksma Dr. Baby ducks in intersection being attacked by Red Tailed Hawk. 8:15 pm, SR 20 Advising someone sprawled out on grass next to Taco Bell. SUNDAY, MAY 6 10:05 am, NE Ronhaar St. Reporting party advising a prowler was at her home last night; did not call last night. States battery charger was taken. 11:41 am, NE Midway Blvd. Advising someone took his laundry; occurred sometime in last 10-15 minutes. 1:30 pm, NE Barron Dr. Reporting party advising drunk persons in her yard; subjects are currently sleeping. 5:06 pm, SR 20 Advising male in road with basket full of clothes, no shirt. 6:14 pm, SR 20 Reporting male subject dancing in road. Tuesday, May 8 11:50 am, SW Barlow St. Advising transient is throwing things into road; threw a backpack/suitcase that may have hit reporting party’s car. 12:14 pm, SR 20 Reporting party states between Louis G’s and Burger King, male with no shirt and pushing a shopping cart is walking back and forth across highway. 3:20 pm, SW 16th Ave. Reporting party found unsupervised toddler in alleyway. 4:06 pm, SR 20 Advising someone in the turn lane is talking to himself, ranting and raving. 4:36 pm, SR 20 Reporting male wearing a black hoodie walking down middle of the lane. 11:14 pm, NE Midway Blvd. Advising black male jumping in traffic. Wednesday, May 9 8:58 am, NE 7th Ave. Advising neighbor is harassing children, taking pictures and videos of them. 10:32 am, N Oak Harbor St. Advising ex-husband took battery out of daughter’s cell phone and refuses to give it back. 1:58 pm, SR 20 Advising customer says someone took cat from vehicle. 3:39 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising white car sped up to try to hit female in crosswalk; took off speeding up Barrington Dr. 5:17 pm, NW Atalanta Way Advising upstairs neighbor is being loud; no arguing or fighting. 5:56 pm, NW Atalanta Way Reporting party advising is being harassed by neighbor; states subject and roommate are being too loud, thumping, like they are lifting weights and dropping them. 11:52 pm, NE Barron Dr. Advising had a problem with partner earlier, then brother came over to apartment and took a television that wasn’t his. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.


Life Tributes Juanita Mae (Van Dyk) Anderson May 2, 1923 – June 3, 2018 Our beloved Juanita passed at her home June 3, 2018 with family at her side. She was born May 2, 1923 in Oak Harbor to Albert and Dora Van Dyk. She attended Oak Harbor schools, was active in a variety of clubs and student government, graduating in 1940 as Valedictorian. She married her high school sweetheart, Delmon Anderson, July 24, 1942. They celebrated 70 years together, raising 4 children always living on North Whidbey. Juanita and Delmon had a fine partnership in life. There was 15 years of farming in dairy, cattle, poultry and grain. They later owned and operated a gas station on Pioneer Way. Delmon was a working shareholder at Anacortes Veneer, Inc. for nine years. Then for 28 years, they owned and operated a number of laundries and dry cleaners in the area. Juanita did the bookkeeping for their businesses and often traveled daily routes to them. Civic duty was important to this couple. They loved the Oak Harbor community they both grew up in with many life-long friends. Juanita supported Delmon as he served two terms as Island County Commissioner. Juanita and Delmon were members of the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church. Other organizations Juanita was involved in through the years were Polly Harpole Hospital Guild, Island County Historical Society, Orthopedic Hospital Guild, Whidbey General Hospital Auxiliary, Toastmasters, BPW, PTA, and North Whidbey Garden Club. She was a 4-H leader for boys and girls, taught Sunday School, and was Secretary to North Whidbey Fire Commissioner. Mom was a busy lady who made us proud. Delmon and Juanita were world travelers, having visited many states and countries. They enjoyed fishing and Big Lake gatherings. However, HOME was always the best place to be. Their greatest joy was spending time with family. Juanita is remembered as loving, generous, creative, and intelligent with a unique sense of humor. She was an accomplished gardener, cook (she made the best potato salad), seamstress and an avid reader (in later years mostly Debbie Macomber series). She collected owls, snowmen, jack-o-lanterns, oil lamps, colored glass bottles, and dinner bells. Delmon passed in 2012, leaving his Juanita at their “little bit of heaven” home on Whidbey with glorious daily views of sunrises over mountains, the moon over water, Mt. Baker, Hope Island, boat traffic, Seal Rocks, soaring eagles with a yard full of flowers, birds, squirrels, rabbits, and deer. She was like a “ship without its sail” without Delmon, longing to “be together again.” Juanita is survived by her brother, Robert (Betty) Van Dyk; sons: Doug (Micki) Anderson, Roger Anderson, Jeff (Donna) Anderson; daughter, Judy (Bruce) Biddle; grandchildren: Tod (Jennifer) Anderson, Scott (Jeni) Anderson, Kristin Wren, Katie (Tom) Sichler, Chris (Erin) Anderson, Erica (Mark) Mills, Tracy (Brian) Ladyman, Anker (Jennifer) Anderson, Kyle Biddle, Chad (Tie) Biddle, Lia (Nate) Long, Kevin (Emily) Anderson, Mitchel (Jennifer) Anderson, Darren (Laura) Anderson, Tommy Poirier, Tammy (Bill) Roberts; many nieces and nephews and their families. Juanita was blessed with 24 great-grandchildren. Juanita was much loved by her family and will be greatly missed. JOY comes in knowing that Juanita and Delmon are “together again.” The family offers gratitude to all who shared their time with Juanita and participated in her journey HOME. A Memorial Service will be held July 28, 2018 at Wallin Funeral Home in Oak Harbor at 1 p.m. Family suggests remembrances be made to Hospice of WhidbeyHealth, Oak Harbor Lions Club @ PO Box 21 / OH, WA 98277, American Cancer Society, Puget Sound Blood Bank, or a charity of your choice.

Jane Fakkema September 23, 1926 – July 8, 2018 Jane Fakkema, 91, of Oak Harbor, went to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday July 8, 2018. She was born September 23, 1926 in Ferwerd, Netherlands to Hendrik and Geertje Swart. Jane met the love of her life, Ryan and they were married March 30, 1950. Their honeymoon was spent traveling from the Netherlands to New York by boat, and then by train to Oak Harbor to begin their new life together. Jane become a citizen in 1955. She was involved in Mission Circle and Ladies Aid at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church and was a part of the Oak Harbor Christian School Girls Club. Ryan passed away September 6, 1991. Following his death, Jane spent her time traveling and visiting many wonderful places such as Alaska, Australia, and New Zealand. Jane had many hobbies including knitting, crocheting, and had a special love for the game of Yahtzee. Jane is survived by six children and their spouses, Gertrude (Ted) Postma, Margaret (Marvin) Koorn, Florence (Kenneth) Dahlstadt, Richard (Catherine) Fakkema, Rosetta (Jeffrey) Rip, Henry Fakkema, sisters, Jantje deWalle, Ymkje Swart, 20 grandchildren, and 34 great grandchildren. A Memorial Service was held at the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church Monday, July 16, 2018. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Oak Harbor Christian Reformed Church or Whidbey Hospice. Arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Please visit Jane’s page online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.

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By Janice Balfour

ASPIRIN: YOUR FRIEND OR FOE? The diagnosis is AERD (Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease). The symptoms include recurring nose polyps, recurring serious sinus infections, susceptibility to bronchitis or pneumonia and decreased lung function. I am writing this to inform anyone who may have this condition and not know it. It took me over 15 years to realize what was going on. Here is my story: My journey started when my daughter sent me an email titled “THIS IS WHAT YOU HAVE!” As I read the article, I realized she was on to something here. After doing some further research, I went to see an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor. He took one look in my nose and said, “Oh my, you’re not the normal kind of patient that I see,” and said he was referring me to a sinus surgeon at University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle for a consultation. At this point my nose was completely full of polyps and I had already had two prior sinus surgeries to remove them. The original cause of the nasal polyps back in 1999 was that I had a headache and was out of my usual pain killer, so I took two aspirin. Boy, was that a mistake! Shortly after taking the aspirin, I had a rapid percolating sensation in my nose that lasted several minutes. I went to the ENT doctor and he told me my nose was full of polyps as a result of taking the aspirin and I needed surgery to remove them. Over a period of years I had two surgeries before going for the consultation at UW in Seattle. During my consult at UW, I was able to see my nose polyps on a computer screen and the doctor scheduled me for surgery. Also at this appointment, I asked him about AERD and he said after I heal from my surgery I could met with the allergy department at UW and be tested and treated for aspirin allergy. I had the surgery in June and in August I met with the allergy department. The testing and treatment takes three days on an outpatient basis. They start the testing by spraying aspirin in your nose in increasing quantities. It didn’t take long before I had a very adverse reaction and was clearly ALLERGIC TO ASPIRIN. The procedures they have perfected actually desensitize you to aspirin. I will always be allergic to it. However, after going through a three-day procedure of them giving you aspirin and closely monitoring your reaction, I am de-sensitized to it. I am on a 325 mg. X 4 aspirin every day for the rest of my life to keep all of the symptoms away. If I miss my dosage for two days, I have to go through this procedure again. Also, during the above procedure, they test your lung function about every 30 minutes. I was told at the end of the three days I had the lungs of a 93-year-old. That was pretty hard to hear, since I was only 67 years old. However, it made me realize how much my lungs had deteriorated since I had the initial reaction in 1999! Now for the great news! The procedure was done last summer and since then I feel better in general. My checkups have revealed I have no polyps and the little sacs in my lungs are opening up to expand my lung capacity. I do have asthma and COPD, which makes it necessary to always carry my emergency inhaler. On a recent cross country train trip, I decided to challenge myself and walk a very long platform at the train station in Chicago instead of getting a ride. I walked the entire distance without stopping, getting out of breath, or using my inhaler. That is the first time in my life I was able to do this and I feel it was definitely a result of the aspirin desensitization. Also, prior to this treatment I had suffered with pneumonia twice within four years and that is too much. Since my treatment I haven’t even had a cold. I look forward to even better things in the future. This turn around in my health is due to my very alert daughter, Jennifer, along with the expertise and follow up care by the sinus surgeon, Dr. Greg Davis and allergy specialists, Dr. Matthew Altman and Dr. Andres Ayers, at UW. I am extremely grateful for their expertise in helping me. I also would like to thank my dear friend Marti for being there for me during the three-day desensitization procedure. Since I am not a doctor, I recommend you research the condition AERD and the aspirin desensitization procedure. If you feel you have these symptoms, I urge you to consult with a doctor for a better quality of life. SALUD!

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By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It looks like Langley’s Chief of Police may soon be out of a job. Chief David Marks has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome Chief David Marks of a civil service hearing, according to Langley Mayor Tim Callison.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Ella Langrock plays the title role of Ariel in Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” playing tonight through July 29 at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

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This fun-filled summer musical will reel you in as its young cast shares the classic Disney story of mermaid Ariel and the lengths to which she will go to be a part of the world of the dashing – and human - Prince Eric.

In the meantime, an interim chief has been appointed from within the department. “I have appointed Officer Don Lauer as acting chief while the current chief is on administrative leave, to make sure the department functions as normal,” Callison said.

Based on the 1989 animated movie featuring music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, first-time director, 19-year-old Tatyana Moore, has navigated the waters well, creating a delightful underwater world well worth dipping one’s toes into. “She came to the table with a lot of ideas,” said the show’s producer Allenda Jenkins. “She’s done a lot with it.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The wicked sea witch Ursula (Haven Lemme) tries to convince Ariel (Ella Langrock) to give up her voice for a chance to spend three days on land in hopes of winning a kiss from the handsome Prince Eric in “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” now playing through July 29 at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

Her first production has not been a simple undertaking. Challenges began with auditions. Nearly 90 youth auditioned, but only about 50 made it to the final cast.

“It’s a musical; who doesn’t enjoy a musical?” said 10-year-old David Valencia, who plays Flounder. “It’s an old movie, but the play has a lot of pizazz to it.”

“Seeing these adorable people come in and then to have to tell them they didn’t get a part is really hard,” she said.

The role of Ariel is being played by 15-year-old Ella Langrock, who said being in a production with so many younger actors, many of whom are new to the stage, has made her feel a little nostalgic.

And then there’s the whole “under the sea” thing. “Obviously, we can’t be under water and it’s hard to make it look like people are swimming, and there are just so many moving parts,” Moore said, explaining how using projections and lighting has helped set the scene. “The lights can affect the whole show; fortunately, we have a lot of great people who are doing magic with the lighting.”

“I keep thinking about my first experience, how nervous and excited I was, how I looked up to older members of the cast,” she said. “Now I get to be there to offer moral support.”

Warren Rogers, also 19 and another familiar face in Playhouse productions, is the assistant director. It’s his first time in that role, too. “It’s been fun,” he said. “There’s a certain level of rushing around and panic that comes with it, but not in a bad way. It’s been a blast.

“It’s a challenge because it is so well known, but I think I’m able to bring something fresh to it,” she said. “I’m used to doing a lot of comedic acting, but Ariel is more of an ingenue, so it’s a fun role to have. It’s exciting to do what I want with it.”

“Just the size of the cast alone has been a challenge,” Rogers continued. “But to get to see them grow and come together has been so much fun.”

“I like to think everything I do is preparing me for the next thing,” said Griffin Stein, 15, who plays Prince Eric. “I find there’s a lot of room to play the character, based on how I deliver things.”

“The kids make it so fun,” agreed Moore of the directing process. “You get to watch all these strangers come together to create this little family.”

“I love being able to put myself in a new character,” said 14-yearold Jessica Turner, who has been acting for four years. She is playing the part of Sebastian the crab.

It will be clear to audiences that cast members, who range in age from 7 to 18, are having a good time. The costumes are clever, the sets are bright and colorful and the music is fun. And just because the cast is young, doesn’t mean adults can’t enjoy it.

“I had so much fun doing last year’s show that I went into a “theater depression” when it was all over, I missed it so much,” she said. “I needed to do this play; I love everything about it.”

“I’ve never met an adult who didn’t like “The Little Mermaid,” said Moore.

No matter how much experience Langrock may have on stage, she said it’s still a little nerve-wracking to play a character as well known and beloved as Ariel.

Cast and crew said they hope people will appreciate all the hard work that’s gone into this production; they’ve busted their fins to put on a good show. “It’s so impressive, given the age of the cast, to see what they have been able to do in the time allotted,” Langrock said. “It’s a wonderful production.” “I hope when people leave they’ll walk out the door with something they didn’t have when they came in, and that’s going to be different for everyone,” said Rogers. Performances of “Little Mermaid Jr.” are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for children. Season ticket holders can purchase adult tickets for $10, children’s tickets for $5. More information is available online at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. “Please, come “sea” the show,” said Moore.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Playhouse Ariel (Ella Langrock), who has a fascination with human artifacts, shows them off to her best friend, Flounder (David Valencia) in the Whidbey Playhouse production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.”

The firing, for all intents and purposes, was not prompted by any particular incident nor based on the results of two reviews recently conducted regarding Marks’ behavior on the job. Rather, said Callison, the action is the result of a thorough review of the Chief’s overall job performance. “It was an all-encompassing view in terms of the amount of trust in the working relationship, inter-agency relationships and work as a staff member as well as the confidence of the community,” said Callison. “I tried to be as comprehensive as possible.”

Prepare to plunge into an undersea adventure, as the Whidbey Playhouse begins its 2018–2019 season with Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” opening at 7:30 tonight (Thursday) and running through Sunday, July 29.

“It’s hard being in the cast and seeing things you would do differently. It’s more fun being bossy,” she said with a laugh.


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Moore is no stranger to the Whidbey Playhouse stage, having been a part of the Would Be Players for several years and having appeared in many productions, including playing the role of Belle in “Beauty and the Beast.” She said it was her experience as an actor that made her want to try her hand at directing.


“The human world is a mess,” said Turner, breaking into Sebastian’s Jamaican accent. “Why not come under da sea? It’s so much betta down here - take it from me.”

Marks had come under fire in recent months for what some community members described as the use of excessive force and unprofessional conduct. In May, Callison asked that a review be conducted into a Nov. 20, 2017 incident involving the arrest of a man with mental health issues. The review was conducted by Glen Carpenter, a law enforcement officer and a defensive tactics instructor for more than 25 years. Carpenter reviewed all transcripts, recorded calls and reports referencing the incident in question as well as records of past arrests and reports involving Camren Procopio, the man involved in the November incident at the Star Store in Langley. He also reviewed employee statements as well as letters from other law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island. Court decisions and current state and local policies regarding defensive tactic policies were also cited as sources in Carpenter’s 44-page report. Procopio has a reputation among officers at the Langley police department as being combative on occasion and there have been documented instances in which Procopio has assaulted police officers, according to the report. Carpenter concluded Marks’ use of force during Procopio’s arrest was justified, that he used proper de-escalation techniques and that he had not violated any state law or local police department policies in the incident and Procopio was not injured. “At no time does Chief Marks intentionally use excessive force,” Carpenter concluded. “His use of his foot to kick Procopio’s legs open had the unintended consequence of causing Procopio to fall to the ground; however, this was likely an intentional act caused by Procopio himself. There was no evidence, nor statement from any law enforcement officers on-scene that Chief Marks intentionally kicked Procopio for the purpose of injuring him nor taking him to the ground.” Because he is a civil service employee, Marks is entitled to a civil service hearing and an appeal of the decision, which Callison said Marks had indicated he would do. There are no plans to hire anyone until the situation with Marks is resolved. Any new personnel would have to go through the standard vetting process. Marks has been with the four-member Langley Police Department for about 10 years, the last four as chief.

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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.)

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: With all apologies to the original “Jurassic Park” movie, which was really good and scary as crap, and Chris Pratt, who I once tried on as my movie star boyfriend, and director J.A. Bayona, who helmed the excellent and creepy “The Orphanage,” but I need the dinosaurs in this movie to experience an extinction-level event so this franchise will die. ★★ (2 hrs. 9 min.)

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ALL-STAR APPLE PIE! July 17 is the Major-League Baseball All-star game and what’s more American than baseball? The huge swathes of fans filling the stadium seats, the ushers ushering you in to indulge in one of the most American pastimes there is and the people who sell stadium fare – hotdogs, popcorn etc. – at eye-watering prices. So, there’s little else as American as this scene, right? Unless, of course, we were to talk about apple pie. Now, this is truly an American favorite. It’s often an after-dinner staple and while maybe it can be more closely related to the colder seasons, I find it isn’t actually consigned to the chilly months and everywhere I go, no matter the city or state, restaurants offer apple pie. So, it was very surprising to find this dessert, this tasty, delicious fruit-and-pastry goody, didn’t have its roots in America! Apples aren’t native to America (well, the nice, juicy ones, at any rate). They made their way from Asia, via Europe, in the form of apple tree cuttings and seeds when the colonists of Jamestown arrived, according to history. I’m not quite sure which apple variety was the first to debut in America and because of the ease with which apples cross pollinate, their varieties in the 1800s were as numerous as 14,000 different kinds! So, the intentional cross-breeding of apple varieties isn’t a very complex endeavor and the very first kinds of apples grown in America were done so with the purpose of making cider. These apples would have been more tart and perhaps were not the best kind for just snacking on or, better yet, making apple pie. Apple pie itself has transmogrified into the simple rustic dish it is today and there’s nothing wrong with that. Many dishes go through some sort of ‘metamorphosis’ and become something else entirely. Undoubtedly, the dishes we hold near and dear to our hearts today will become new and updated dinnertime favorites in the future, or maybe they will fade into antiquity. Regardless, the apple pie itself has been formed into what it is now. So, what was it before? From the late 1300s, apple pies were made using the namesake – apples - and saffron, raisins and pastry (coffins), which funny enough, weren’t meant to bury people in or be eaten; they were supposed to be a container to hold


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the apple pie innards. Since sugar was scarce and pricey, it was rarely used in the apple pie of the times. By the mid-1500s, sugar was more readily available and the coffins (pastry) were actually now meant to be eaten, though still not used to bury people! I’m not sure what changed there, but okay great, we were eating the pastry finally! These later versions of the pie more closely resemble what we know and love today. Cored green apples, sugar, ginger, pastry you can actually eat and last but not least, butter. After the colonists arrived and found the native crab apple an unsuitable fruit for snacking or baking, they turned to the European varieties brought over. In the 1700s, Marlborough pudding and apple pudding were two of the most similar versions of modern day apple pie. They utilized the same ingredients and same methods, the only difference with these puddings was the inclusion of eggs. All throughout the 1700s, different versions of apple-containing puddings and pies sprang up and became household staples. What about the serving of the pie a la mode? When did that become a thing? Around about 1890, according to food historians, professor Charles Watson Townsend of New York, was a regular diner at the Cambridge Hotel. He often ordered his apple pie dessert with ice cream and, intrigued by this, a fellow diner asked him what it was called. The professor said it didn’t have a name and the other restaurant patron thus gave it an impromptu moniker, ‘Pie a la mode.’ The professor loved the name so much he began referring to his usual dessert by it’s new name every time he ate at the Cambridge Hotel, where it caught on super-fast and became a feature on the restaurant’s menu. I have had many an apple pie and each of them has its own distinctive features resultant from the hands that individually make each pie. There are so many twists this dessert can take and each one guarantees the resulting pie is something totally new and unique. I’ve seen recipes for the pie that call for rosemary-infused caramel sauce to top the buttery pastry keeping in the appley goodness. While I’ve not tried this, I imagine what the flavor would be like and I’m all for ‘off-the-beatenpath’ foods and tastes, so this may very well be my next culinary endeavor.


In fact, I’ve seen a lot of tips and tricks people swear by when making their apple pies and these include everything from using cornmeal in the pastry dough, to baking it in an oven-proof skillet and salting the sauces for a little more oomph to your dessert. Some people prefer a crumbly streusel topping for theirs (though this reminds me more of apple crumble), while others are partial to the classic lattice laid ‘just so’ over the juicy cinnamon apple mixture beneath.


So, when it comes to the humble little apple, it is a far more intriguing fruit than we might have first presumed it to be. It’s a world traveler and a master at breeding new and exciting varieties with great ease – luckily for us!

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Dear readers, if you are a baseball fan, enjoy the All-Star game July 17 and perhaps to go along with that All-American pastime you can have a slice or two of apple pie a la mode. I’m including a recipe for a simple apple pie and it’s really delicious. If you try it, let me know how you like it! Please send all comments, questions and certainly recipes you might like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do just that and Dish!

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Preheat oven to 425°F. In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in white sugar, brown sugar, salt, cinnamon and water. Bring this to a boil, stirring constantly. Ensure sugar is dissolved completely and then remove from heat. Unroll the pie crusts and press one into a 9-inch pie dish. Place the prepared apples into the prepared crust. Unroll the second crust, and on a lightly floured surface, cut the pastry into approximately 8 x 1-inch wide strips. Criss-cross these strips or weave like a lattice over the apples.Press the edge of the bottom crust over the lattice strips. Spoon the sauce over the pie, ensuring the lattice portion is covered by the sauce. It will continue to drip through to the apples. Bake for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake until the crust is golden brown, the caramel sauce on the crust is set and the apple filling is bubbling (about 35 to 40 minutes). Allow to cool completely before serving a la mode, or as is and enjoy! www.allrecipes.com/recipe/219265/chef-johnseasy-apple-pie/ https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/PieHistory/ApplePie.htm www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-apple-pie-linked-america-180963157/ To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Simple Apple Pie 4 or 5 large red apples, cored, thinly sliced ¼ cup water ¼ cup white sugar ½ cup brown sugar Pinch of salt 6 tablespoons butter, unsalted ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 1 (15-ounce) package double crust ready-to-use pie crust

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moment might make much less sense later. The voice of opposition on the 20th may have a reverse effect, pushing you farther in a spendthrift direction.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your normal quick willingness to go your independent way is sure to draw comment from those close to you this week. Weigh the input for what it is, of course, but don’t tune it out entirely. Possibly useful information comes your way at unexpected times from some very unlikely sources. The voice of wisdom on the 20th may be soft and the message easily missed. What you don’t know could end up costing you money. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) A soft approach to your problems is preferable to butting heads this week. Most of what you want to accomplish is attainable via the path of least resistance. As for the rest, you’ll find a way to delegate the disagreeable tasks to those who specialize in such things. The ironic discovery may be that you’re most fully in control when you’re not trying to control. Events on the 20th illustrate the point nicely. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) If all else fails, you can probably don your confident face and bluff your way through anything that’s likely to confront you this week. Comforting as that is to know, since the path before you is bound to feel unfamiliar at times, playing up the false bravado too long, too far, could come back to haunt you. Remember that you’ll have to make good on your promises and you’ll know where to mark the line on the 20th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You will quite likely find yourself vesting your confidence in people whom you trust more than yourself at key moments this week. Pick your experts carefully, because final decisions remain your responsibility. Then again, your opinion of expert opinions is also likely to change! It’s just that kind of week. It’s a tentative path you follow, at best, but it’s better than no path at all. Relish your freedom to change your mind on the 20th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Acts of warm-hearted generosity on your part are likely this week. These arise particularly from situations that play on your sympathies and tug at your heart. Encounters with those whose fear and uncertainty is palpable always bring out the best in you. Don’t be surprised to find yourself working to live up to the expectations of a child or someone who looks up to you in childlike fashion on the 20th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Periods of emotional exuberance are likely to impact your purse or wallet this week. The power of the group in your life is presently strong. Be especially aware of your peer group’s ability to sway your thinking in matters of money. Activities that feel good in the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) It’s quite possible this week that you will be unable to decide which of the world’s many problems to fret over first. In that case, you will more than likely select NONE OF THE ABOVE as your choice and go about your way. Someone has to stand aside and be the cool head when everyone else is losing theirs, right? It might as well be you. Extra points on the 20th for doing so while still remaining informed and involved. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The logical approach wins above all others this week, regardless of your task. New information sheds light on some worrisome old problems, allowing you to finally set matters to rest. The long-awaited clean-up of many a messy affair is finally at hand! The days might be long and the mental toll demanding, but the rewards of seeing all for what it is are many. Dollars and cents are at stake on the 20th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Dilemmas face you at many levels this week, with the choices in every case boiling down to two. Go with the tried and true, or throw caution to the wind to go with something new? It seems there is no halfway. You’re either all in, or you’re out. Compromises that satisfy no one are not an option. However you decide, remember on the 20th that risk always accompanies reward, and in equal measure. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The path forward involves frequent glances backward over the shoulder this week. What you hope to see with those glances back will vary, but they are essential if you are to free yourself of old entanglements and situations that no longer serve. It may help to put yourself in a vacation environment. From that place, you are looking back to the place you would normally be. Use the 20th to full advantage. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Now is the time to weigh your investment in pet projects of every stripe, with an eye to taking on new positions and tightening up the old. If that sounds like a tall order, remember that the idea is to make all parts of your life function seamlessly together as one. No single step or approach is likely to accomplish that overnight. Begin with a fix for the least tolerable part and work outward. The 20th offers a possible starting point. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The contradictory information you are probably receiving on a variety of topics is surely enough to make your head swim. Solutions are few, until you define the root of the matter in question. Easier said than done, to be sure, but don’t let that fact discourage your search for truth. If truth will set you free, freedom was never closer than now. Press for answers, and don’t assume you’ve heard the last word on the 20th. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


49. Type of degree

20. Express delight

1. Begetter

51. Midway between north and northwest

21. Cosmopolitan city

6. Arrived extinct 9. Lacking the power to hear 13. Epic 14. Aboriginal Japanese 15. Jar used for cooking 16. British nobleman 17. Smart 18. Israeli stateswoman 19. Outer space matter that reaches the ground 21. Instrument 22. Infections 23. Holiday (informal) 24. Spanish be

52. Profession

23. Letter of Hebrew alphabet

54. Musical note patterns

25. Largest English dictionary (abbr.)

56. Deeply cuts

26. Flow

60. Muharraq Island town

27. Shoal-forming fishes

61. Emaciation

30. Schedule of events

62. Weaver bird

32. Songs to one’s sweetheart

29. Footwear parts

63. One point east of northeast

34. Test for high schoolers

64. Scherzer and Kershaw are two

35. Enthusiasm

65. Rice dish

37. Streets have them

66. Nasdaq code

40. One point east of due south

67. Danish krone

42. Cut the grass

68. Enzyme

25. Not even 28. Chewie’s friend Solo 29. Garments

43. Rattling breaths


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1. Carpe __

49. Marketing term

2. Wings

50. One who challenges

31. Geological times

3. Loose soil

33. Music City

4. Earnhardt and Jarrett are two

36. Cubes

52. Sword 53. Polio vaccine developer

38. Important Chinese principle

5. 3 feet

39. Closes tightly

7. Erstwhile

41. Forms a boundary

8. Diving seabird

44. Knife

9. Houses

57. Rhythmic pattern in Indian music

45. Plants of the lily family

10. Ancient Greek City

58. Young hawk

46. A turn around the track

11. Type of skirt

59. Harmless

12. Greek village

61. Small amount

14. Estranges

65. Palladium

48. Midway between northeast and east

55. Film version of “Waterloo Bridge”

6. Fasts

56. Want

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