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Family Guide by Amy Hannold Teens Take the Lead: The Island County Teen Leadership Club is an opportunity for youth ages 12 to 18 to be empowered to identify, design, and complete a service learning project in order to make a positive impact in their community. Service activities can be individual or team projects, ranging from adding a bench along a local trail, assisting with building improvements, neighbor assistance or hosting a Whidbey Rocks painting party. Join the club by emailing teenleadershipic@gmail.com. Are You Ready?: Here’s a free event to help you be better prepared for something big. The “Disaster Preparedness Summit” is Saturday, July 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at North Whidbey Middle School. The Island County Department of Energy Management and NASWI Fleet and Family Support are joining forces to bring the community presentations and hands-on skills to help you become more resilient during a man-made or natural disaster. The morning begins with presentations from earthquake and tsunami experts from the Washington State Department of Emergency Management and the afternoon is filled with demonstrations about securing utilities, pet care, emergency wound treatment, CPR, food and water safety, neighborhood mobilization and more. Invest a portion of your Saturday in getting peace of mind and increasing empowerment. Drama and Performance Teachers (And, Students) Wanted: Adults - Have you taught theater before? Or dancing? Or singing? The Whidbey Playhouse needs teachers for its youth drama program, the “Would Be Players.” Separate, six to eight-week classes are taught three times a year for elementary, middle, and high school students. Experience in drama instruction is a plus but not necessary, however, teaching experience is needed. Curriculum is provided and there is an honorarium for the teachers. Contact the Whidbey Playhouse: 360-679-2237. The “Would Be Players” Fall session is now open for student registration: Whidbeyplayhouse. com. Healthy Island Youth Initiative Scholarships: HIYI Scholarships can be requested to cover an Island County youth’s sports registration fees, equipment vouchers, and other expenses that are a barrier to pursuing an organized physical activity. The goal of offering HIYI Scholarships is to provide confidential support to Island County youth who, without this financial assistance, would not be able to participate in a physical activity that meets their interests. Qualifying families need to be receiving assistance for either free or reduced school lunches, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Aid for Dependent Children, or be a foster child. For more information, call 360-678-7935. “Beautiful U Are:” This book, written with your daughter, sister or niece in mind, seeks to empower the next generation of women. Today, there are many messages that can destroy a young girl’s self-image. The women in this book decided something must be done to combat those messages. The book shows young women how to love themselves through the 12 steps to “Being U.” Young girls and women from all walks of life are invited to meet author Lynette Lealwalcott at a festive book launch event in Oak Harbor, Saturday, August 4. Registration and more information at Beautifuluare.com.

Summer Fair Fun Beyond Whidbey: Two favorites are the Stanwood-Camano Fair, August 3-5 (stanwoodcamanofair.org) and the Skagit County Fair, August 8-11 (skagitcounty.net). If you’re up for a longer drive, the Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden is August 13 to 18, (nwwafair.com). Later in August, the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe is August 23 to September 3, (evergreenfair. org). Fair season in Washington closes with the Washington State Fair, August 31 to September 23 (Thefair.com). National Night Out: A free, community-connecting event with emergency vehicles, demonstrations and more in Oak Harbor August 7, 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor. Discover and Connect: You’re invited to the South Whidbey Community Center’s Open House on Friday, August 10, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Enjoy free activities for all ages, food and entertainment as you learn about community organizations and support services. Southwhidbeycommunitycenter.org Fort Casey’s Big Guns Celebration: The August 11 event features keynote speakers, the Army National Guard Band, a Presentation of Colors, expert panel, tours, demonstrations and opportunities to explore the batteries. Hours of the event are 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. This event is free to the public, but a Discover Pass is required for parking. Light refreshments provided. Parks.state.wa.us. Festival of the River and Pow Wow: in Arlington, August 11-12. Advertised as part of this festival: a “zip-line,” storytellers, craft vendors, logging show, petting zoo and live entertainment – including country stars Maddie and Tae and rock musician Rick Springfield. Parking is $20 a carload and entrance is free. Beat the traffic and enjoy their Early Bird price of $10 per car load from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. FestivaloftheRiver.com. Family Outdoor Discovery Day at Fort Casey State Park: Enjoy the outdoors together Saturday, August 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at this event featuring a variety of discovery stations hosted by local organizations. “Barnacle Bonanza,” kites, mammals, “Rescue Rope Toss,” birds and more await your exploration. This date is also the National Park Service’s 102nd Birthday, and in celebration, there is no Discover Pass required to visit Washington State Parks. A Weekend of Creativity: Fifty-plus artists will have their studio doors open for you to see how they create during the Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour, August 25 and 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Each artist demonstrates a different medium including sculpture, watercolor, print, fine woodworking, hand-blown glass, handthrown pottery, acrylic, oil, fiber, jewelry, photography, encaustic and mixed media. View a tour map and brochure at Whidbeyworkingartists.com. Answer the question, “Mom, Dad – What Can I Do Today?” at WhidbeyIsland.MacaroniKid.com – or, like us on Facebook. There, you’ll find summer camps and classes, local events and short-drive destination ideas for all ages. There’s SO much going on, on Whidbey, and we want to help you find it!

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Remember the song made famous by Johnny Nash, I Can See Clearly Now? How ‘bout Debby Boone’s, You Light Up My Life? And then there is Mom’s fave, I’ll Be Seeing You.

Since last Thursday, I have, for the first time since 10th grade, back when Arthur Godfrey was more famous than Mike Pence, been seeing without the assistance of glasses resting on my nose, or contacts resting on my eyes. Back in 12th grade, my first driver’s license had a box checked that said “must wear corrective lenses.” While once stopped for a traffic violation in high school, the patrolman admonished me for not having my glasses on. “I have contacts,” I told him. “I don’t care who you know,” the officer spouted. Fortunately, I did not need to go to a correctional institution to get my correctional proof.

For the size post office box I have had for over thirty years, the monthly fee works out to be about $8.50, or close to 27 cents a day, just over a penny an hour. Try finding anyone or anything that stores your junk for a smidgen of one cent an hour. No wonder the post office operates in whatever color it is. Their P.O. boxes are in the dark.

Just once I’d like to be like e.e. cummings or emily dickinson and just space things I want but without purpose like popcorn

Space does not permit such non-used spatial areas in a column. You cannot have a column if it is shaped like a meteor shower.

While Medicare does not cover my choice of specialty astigmatism proof lenses, the extra money I will be charged is worth it as these fancy lenses enable me to see into the future.

no butter.

My gripe with apostrophes and commas, and semi-colons, and the like, but who likes semi-colons, is we have no choice. We were all born into punctuation established by our forepunctuators. What if we, too, want an upside down question mark at the beginning of a question? Are you with me?

With cataracts, you cannot even see the present.

What freedom do you have with the end of the sentence? Are you going to have a period, or just keep on going?

In fact, here are twelve ways you can tell your cataract surgery has been successful.

What if you do not want to take a breath, or ever stop?

12. You need to buy your first pair of sunglasses since the seventies.

What if you tookachanceanddecidedtoletthoselettersripandseewheretheyfell.

11. The E at the top of the eye chart no longer looks like a fallen down McDonalds’ logo.


10. You go around the house trying to turn room lights off that are not on. 9. You find yourself staring at blue Bic lighters while waiting in the check out line. 8. You no longer have to adjust the binoculars after the last use. 7. You can take down your GoFindMe page since you now know where you are. 6. You want to board the Whidbey Transit bus to ride all day for free so you can finally see what you have been missing. 5. You don’t care what kind of eyes Bette Davis had because your new ones are partially paid for by the government. 4. You can see who is waving at you, plus identify the vehicle. 3. You wave back. 2. You can read road signs without having to slow down. and, drum roll please, the number one way you can tell your cataract surgery has been successful– 1. When you look in the mirror, you think you might be younger. Yes, these new lenses have changed the world for me. It is as if the world had an extreme makeover while I was sedated. When awakened, I could almost hear an eye drop. Time for me to crank up that 1957 Chuck Willis classic, C.C.Rider, www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7R-ck2LRWo, and stroll. Time to get my truck ready. Time to road trip! Maybe I don’t need high beams after all. Postal fees If you rent a post office box, fees are due at the end of the month. While the fees seem to be rising, the deal is still real.

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Or to paraphrase Descartes, “I see, therefore I drive at night.”

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I tried to say &^ once but the next day I was told to &%$#( &!.


These brand new Alcon Labs, Ft. Worth, Texas, Toric Interocular Lenses, recently implanted to replace my birth lenses which apparently were cataracted in some moldy Midwest movie theatres, are absolute plastic.


We can’t say %$#*& or we can’t even say )(&^%$.

Anyway, for those of you who are still with me, don’t try to make sense of those italicized letters and numbers, but I sure wish I could write the way I think, instead of the way Miss Reid, Mrs. Deiter, Ms. Felts, and Mrs. Freeman, no relation, forced me to write in school.



Grammar restrictions Even though we live in the land of freedom of speech, we have many non-freedoms in print.

Thanks to Dr. James Cox of Freeland, and Dr. Maylon Hsu of the Everett Eye Clinic, I am that Eye am.

As the pirates of old may have said before getting eye-hooked, “Cataracts be gone.”

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I guess we do need periods. I almost passed out from not breathing. If it is not too late, do not read this aloud. Church sig(h)nage Last week, the Grace by the Sea Anglican Church near Oak Harbor used its roadside information display to inform that “Forgiveness is swallowing when you’d rather spit.” I shall now swallow until the Capistranos come back. Seriously, folks, I have never seen the word SPIT that large on a sign. Or even that small. It was so bad for me I was unable to continue on to Wendy’s for its #2 combo, extra pickle and onion. Pew research A pastor’s wife was expecting a baby, so he stood before the congregation and asked for a raise. After much discussion, they passed a rule that whenever the pastor’s family expanded, so would his paycheck. After six children, this started to get expensive and the congregation decided to hold another meeting to discuss the pastor’s expanding salary. A great deal of yelling and inner bickering ensued as to how much the pastor’s additional children were costing the church, and how much more it could potentially cost. After listening to them for about an hour, the pastor rose from his chair and spoke, “Children are a gift from God, and we will take as many gifts as He gives us.” Silence fell over the congregation. In the back pew, a little old lady struggled to stand, and finally said in her frail voice, “Rain is also a gift from God, but when we get too much of it, we wear rubbers.” The entire congregation said, “Amen.” To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.



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Bits & Pieces further responsible energy use in other states and the nation! Vote YES for I-1631.

Lee B. James Coupeville, WA

Road Restrictions for Whidbey Island Triathlon

Letters to the Editor Editor, On behalf of Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island, we extend a warm “thank you” to the supporters of our recent fundraising gala, “Island Time – A Taste of the Tropics,” held June 30 at Freeland Hall. We are pleased to report this year’s gala was our most successful to date and our dollarfor-dollar $15,000 challenge from Island Thrift was more than matched. Funds raised will help further our mission to “Entertain, Educate, and Enrich the Whidbey Island community” by allowing us to bring our popular Instrument Petting Zoo and other outreach events to all island neighborhoods, continue underwriting complimentary student admissions, and present a quality musical experience to our island community. As we know, fundraising events do not magically happen. A special thanks to emcee Jim Freeman, Chef Gordon Stewart, auctioneers Dale and Liz Sherman, Paul McClintock, Gina Simpson, Bill Halstead, and the many hardworking volunteers, auction donors, and Saratoga’s Board of Directors who created a bit of the tropics on the shores of Holmes Harbor for an evening. As we look forward to our 2018-2019 Season in the Fall, special recognition goes to our Season Sponsors – Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle; Whidbey Weekly; Island Thrift, and our Concert Sponsors – Janet Burchfield of Front Street Realty and Coupeville Festival Association. And finally, our deep gratitude goes to the Whidbey Island community for allowing us to express our music in a wonderfully supportive environment. We invite you to join us August 4, 2:00pm at South Whidbey High School for our Summer Festival Concert held in conjunction with the Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute. Conductors from across the globe will be in residence from July 30 through August 4 learning and refreshing orchestral conducting techniques with guest faculty while experiencing a bit of our Whidbey hospitality. Larry Heidel, Executive Director Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island

Editor, In November, I’ll vote YES for state Iniative-1631. It puts a necessary price on emissions from burning fossil fuel. We need to slow the burning. I-1631 could be written differently, but we need to begin passing environmental and social protection now, state-by-state. Eventually, we’ll have national legislation that prices carbon pollution. We’ll be able to look across the states to see what works best and move the best solution forward, nationally. Citizen Climate Lobby’s “fee and dividend” is the national proposal I recommend. It sends us a higher price signal “at the pump,” but returns all revenue to citizens. It’s not “one more tax.” Republicans and Democrats can and do support it. Many countries and provinces around the world already place a price on carbon pollution. Most economists agree it’s the simplest, most equitable way to limit the unfortunate downsides of burning fossil fuel. Hopefully our state, Washington, will help

The following road restrictions will be in effect to facilitate the safety of runners and bicyclists during South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District’s 22nd annual Whidbey Island Triathlon Saturday, July 28: 7:30am-9:15am - Lakeside Drive one way only (northwest-bound) between Traverse Road and Pintail Road (no street parking except select volunteers). 9:15am-11:15am - Traverse Road and Lakeside Drive closed 9:45am-12:00pm - Limited turns from Bayview Road onto Andreason Road 9:30am-12:00pm - DeBruyn Road closed between Saratoga Road and 3rd Street 9:30am-12:00pm - Second Street closed between Park Road and DeBruyn Road

Whatever your interest, there is a place for you. Volunteering is good for your health and well-being and good for our community, too! [Submitted by Robin Bush, Outreach Manager, ISR]

Schooner Suva Sets Sail for Langley Schooner Suva will be sailing down from Coupeville to the Port of South Whidbey at Langley Harbor the weekend of August 3-5 to share some of Whidbey’s maritime history with its friends and neighbors to the south. Suva will be available for dockside tours during the day, and will offer two-hour sails Friday at 5:00pm, Saturday at 4:00pm, and Sunday at 1:00pm. Also, an extended sail for the return to Coupeville Sunday afternoon is still available. Please visit www.schoonersuva.org under ‘Buy a Ticket’ for more information. [Submitted by Missy Villapudua]

Rick Felici, Candidate for Island County Sheriff

In addition, drivers will encounter runners and bicyclists using the following routes from 9:30am-1:30pm: • Lone Lake Road between Andreason Road and Saratoga Road • Goss Lake Road between Traverse Road and Lone Lake Road • Saratoga Road between Lone Lake Road and Park Road • DeBruyn Road between Saratoga Road and 3rd Street • 3rd Street/Brooks Hill Road/Bayview Road between DeBruyn Road and Andreason Road • Park Road between Saratoga Road and Camano Road • Camano Avenue/Langley Road between Park Road and Sports Complex Park • Maxwelton Road between Langley Road and South Whidbey High School Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution along these routes. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the road restrictions may cause and appreciates the public’s patience during this annual event. For more information about the scheduled event, please contact the District Office at 360-221-5484. [Submitted by Carrie Monforte, Recreation Supervisor, SWPRD]

Community Action Needed To Meet Rising Demand Island Senior Resources serves 1 in every 8 persons throughout Island County, providing essential resources for seniors, adults with disabilities, and those who care for them. As our population ages, the need for resources is increasing rapidly, and government funding sources are diminishing or threatened. To meet the rising demand, Island Senior Resources is having a one-day online fundraiser, Wednesday, August 1, to raise $10,000 to support essential resources. This event is an opportunity for everyone in the community to take action to protect our community. Donations can be made online at www.seniorresources.org. They can also be brought to Island Senior Resources’ South Whidbey Resource Center in Bayview, ISR’s resource staff at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, or mailed to P.O. Box 939, Freeland, WA 98249. Island Senior Resources provides Meals on Wheels and other nutritional support, transportation to medical appointments, Time Together Adult Day Program in Freeland and Oak Harbor, Aging and Disability Resources, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) consultations and classes on Medicare, Family Caregiver Support, Tailored Supports for Older Adults, Lunch & Learns and a variety of educational classes, as well as social gatherings that help to prevent isolation. For those looking to help in other ways as well, Island Senior Resources needs volunteers!

“My name is Rick Felici and I would like to be your next Island County Sheriff. My life and professional experience have uniquely prepared me for this position. I discovered Island County in 1984 when I was stationed at NAS Whidbey Island. “I began my career with the Island County Sheriff’s Office in 1994. Since then I have served the citizens of Island County with assignments on both Whidbey and Camano Islands. I have served as a Patrol Deputy, Patrol Sergeant, Major Crimes Detective, Detective Sergeant and currently serve you as second in command of the Sheriff’s Office as Chief Criminal Deputy. With my experience in all aspects of law enforcement, as well as budgeting, hiring, training, labor rights, and risk management, I am enthusiastically ready to ‘hit the ground running’ as your next Sheriff. “As your Sheriff, my top three priorities will be to increase staffing, proactive enforcement of drug laws and to build and utilize a collaborative approach to addressing community safety issues by continuing to build partnerships with other government and private organizations. “I will manage expenditures while maintaining an acceptable level of service by careful and fiscally responsible use of resources, cooperating with other community resources and well thought out use of technology. I will eliminate any ineffective or wasteful practices. “The sheriff works directly for the citizens. I will maintain a transparent and accountable office. I will communicate with the citizens of Island County by maintaining an open door and open mind. I will take advantage of social media, public meetings and any other means available to stay engaged and accessible. “I sincerely believe I have the training, experience, skills and personality traits to serve you well as your next Island County Sheriff and I humbly ask for your vote.” [Submitted by Rick Felici, Candidate for Island County Sheriff]

Angeli Farewell Concert at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church

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Where You Live as Retiree Can Affect Financial Strategies

Upon retiring, many people relocate to enjoy a more favorable climate, or to be closer to grown children, or to live in an area they’ve visited and enjoyed. If you, too, are thinking of moving someday, you’ll want to study possible locations, but you also need to be aware that where you eventually decide to live can greatly affect your savings and investment strategies – both now and during your retirement. Here are some relocation costs to consider: Housing – Not surprisingly, the larger the city, the more expensive the housing is likely to be. Also, locations near an ocean or the mountains tend to be more costly. But the type of housing you select – house, apartment or condominium – also can affect your financial picture in terms of initial expense, maintenance and possible tax benefits. Plus, you can now find newer types of arrangements, such as senior cooperative housing, in which you own a share of the community and have a voice in how it’s run. Health care – If you are 65 or older when you retire, you’ll have Medicare to cover some of your health care costs, though you’ll still likely need to purchase some type of supplemental coverage. However, out-of-pocket health care expenses may vary in different parts of the country, so this is something else you’ll want to check out before relocating. Of course, the availability of good medical facilities may be just as important to you as health care costs. Taxes – You may hear about people moving to a different state to lower their tax burden during retirement. A few states don’t have personal state income taxes, and many others offer favorable tax breaks on retirement income, so, if taxes are a major concern, you’ll want to research the tax situation of prospective retirement locations. You may also want to consult with your tax advisor. These aren’t all the areas you will need to consider when estimating your total cost of living in a retirement destination, but they should give you a good idea of what you can expect. And your choice of where to live as a retiree can affect your financial strategy in at least two ways: how you invest today and how much you can withdraw from your retirement accounts when you’re retired. Regarding how you invest today, you should evaluate whether your current investment strategy is likely to produce the resources needed to support you adequately in the retirement location you’ve chosen. So, for example, if you think you’re going to live in a fairly expensive place, you may need to reduce your expenses, delay retirement or work part time. Your choice of a retirement destination also may affect how much money you withdraw each year from your 401(k) and IRA. When choosing an appropriate withdrawal rate, you’ll need to consider other variables – your age, the amount of money in your retirement accounts, other available assets, etc. – but your cost of living will be a key factor. A financial professional can help you determine the withdrawal rate that’s right for you. When you retire, it can be a great feeling to live where you want, but you’ll enjoy it more if you’re fully aware of the costs involved – and the financial steps you’ll need to take. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax advice.

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

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

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The Whidbey Island Women’s Ensemble, Angeli, present its farewell concert, Sunday, August 5, 2:00pm, at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, 1253 NW 2nd Avenue, Oak Harbor, across from Oak Harbor High School Wildcat Stadium.

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED The concert is open to the public. For more information contact Oak Harbor Lutheran Church at 360-679-1561, or email office@ oakharborlutheran.org. [Submitted by Ken Grigsby]

WICA Invites the Community to a Retirement Reception Honoring Executive Director Stacie Burgua Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA), the community arts center serving South Whidbey, announces the retirement of longtime Executive Director Stacie Burgua. For 18 years, Burgua has presided over the steady organizational growth and numerous artistic triumphs. WICA is known for its high-quality offerings in the realms of theatre, music, dance, lectures and literature, and the visual arts.

Whidbey Weekly received international recognition. The autumn festival, which draws as many as 3,000 people to Langley, began in 2001 as a two-night event and grown to six days packed with nine concerts featuring more than 60 musicians from around the world. WICA’s multiple offerings include five plays every season under its volunteer community Theatre Series; a Local Artist Series designed to create opportunities for area artists to perform; a Family Series bringing high-quality entertainment from off-island to encourage families to come together in the enjoyment of high-quality entertainment; and a Lecture Series entitled “Conversations on the State of American Politics,” which has brought to Langley prominent figures from the national media in Washington, D.C.

“Ms. Burgua has been affiliated with WICA since the theatre was first built in 1996, and has shepherded its manifestation into one of the best community art centers in the country. Her creativity, ability to direct and inspire, and engagement with the community has resulted in a fantastic facility, which educates, stimulates, and entertains thousands of people, both on island and off. The community of South Whidbey has been treated to a terrific display of art, music, theatre, dance, and notable speakers during her time at the helm. The community has much to thank her for and will miss her greatly.” -Earl Lasher, past chairman of the WICA board

The community is invited to a retirement reception on Saturday, August 25, 5:30pm to 8:30pm at WICA’s Zech Hall and patio, featuring the Seattle swing band Good Company and hors d’ oeuvres by Roaming Radish. Enjoy a complimentary toast and a short program with opportunities to give Stacie your well wishes.

Burgua said, “It has been my honor, joy, and challenge to be the Executive Director of WICA for the past 18 years. My life has been enriched by the myriad of experiences that this organization has offered. I feel fortunate to have been surrounded by talented and creative people on a daily basis, and to have had the opportunity to champion community theatre at the grass roots level. And, in retirement, I look forward to enjoying WICA as a patron and watching its bright future unfold.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Ferry Advisory Committee members for 4 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Ferry Advisory Committee consists of six members, three for the Clinton Ferry Terminal and three for the Coupeville Ferry Terminal. By RCW, no more than two members, at the time of their appointment, may be of the same major political party and your party affiliation must be included in your application materials.

Perhaps WICA’s most notable achievement under Burgua’s leadership is its annual DjangoFest Northwest, featuring the distinctive sounds of “gypsy jazz” music, which has

The Ferry Advisory Committee meets as needed to discuss the concerns of the ferry user groups and relay that information to lawmakers in Olympia. Service on the Ferry

[Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Ferry Advisory Committee The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Clinton Ferry Committee.

Advisory Committee is without fee or compensation. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Ferry 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@co.island.wa.us Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on August 15, 2018. For additional information please phone 360-6797353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. Applicants must reside within the area they are representing. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Local Business News It’s Blueberry-pickin’ Time Mike and Linda White of Crescent Harbor Blueberry Farm in Oak Harbor invite you to pick organically grown blueberries at their 165-year-old historic farm at 2726 Laurel Lane. The Whites have three different cultivars: sweet Early Blues, Spartans with an essence of vanilla, and Patriots, which are the all-island favorite. Sit under the curly willow and sip lemonade or iced tea and enjoy the view of Crescent Harbor. You can also find Crescent Harbor Blueberry Farm at the Oak Harbor and Coupeville Farmers Markets Call and make a u-pick appointment at 360-679-4210.

Jay Roberts One of the First to Earn New Certified Builder Designation Jay Roberts of Cascade Custom Homes & Design, Inc., recently completed all the requirements and earned the BIAW Certified Builder designation, considered the preeminent professional certification available to builders within the home building industry in Washington state.

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BIAW’s Certified Builder designation is a comprehensive accreditation program with standards that far exceed what Washington law mandates for registered contractors. BIAW will also launch a full-scale consumer marketing campaign to help position Certified Builders more highly in the marketplace, a first for any kind of program offered by BIAW. To earn this designation builders must: • Submit References. Certified Builders submit a list of suppliers, subcontractors, and homeowner references for projects completed in the past 5 years for review and verification. • Provide Education and Work Experience. Certified Builders provide a list of all of their work experience and education, including professional designations. • Comply with a Superior Code of Conduct. They must agree and follow a well-defined set of standards as professionals in the home building industry. • Provide Greater Insurance Coverage. All builders must maintain insurance coverage that surpasses the minimum bond and general insurance coverage required by state law. • Offer Homeowner Warranties. All BIAW Certified Builders must provide home buyers with a homeowner warranty. • Use Clear Contracts. Certified Builders must use contracts that clearly define the construction agreement between the homeowner and the builder. • Agree to Mandatory Binding Arbitration. Certified Builders offer arbitration to their homeowners as an alternative to litigation, which reduces cost and time and allows for greater privacy, informality, flexibility and finality. • Provide a Homeowners Guide. Certified Builders must provide maintenance guides to all homeowners to help with the care and maintenance of their homes. For more information about the features, rewards, and application review process of the BIAW Certified Builder designation visit https:// biawcertifiedbuilder.com.


Thank you for joining us at our 2018 Whidbey Island Fair! Great entertainment, fun rides, good food & great vendors! Thank you to all our volunteers & sponsors - we couldn’t do it without you! We hope you all had a good time. See you next year!

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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.

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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, July 27, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Artizen 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

Elemental Cider Night Friday, July 27, 6:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

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.

Pratt Sheep Barn Open House Saturday, July 28, 11:00am-2:00pm Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Coupeville Join the National Park Service, the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing NHR, and the Friends of Ebey’s to celebrate the partnership that restored the historic Pratt Sheep Barn. A brief program begins at 11:30am. Refreshments provided. 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. For more information, call 360-6786084.

Blooming Season Concerts: Skinny Tie Jazz Saturday, July 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville Bring your blankets, beverages and 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.

The American Roots Music Series Saturday, July 28, 7:00pm Deception Pass State Park Featuring the Sedentary Sousa Band, the world’s only seated marching band, with majorette! 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.

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

Cricket and Snail

Create a small whimsical home for your fairies from sticks, bark, pebbles, shells, feathers, etc. Feel free to bring collected bits of nature to share with the group. For all ages. Registration required.

Saturday, July 28, 7:30pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 525, Freeland $15 Suggested Donation Cricket and Snail is a violin-accordion duo from the USA and Czech Republic that performs an eclectic mix of classical, early 20th century popular and folk musical styles that transport their listeners to such exotic places as a French café, an opera scene, a Celtic dance, or a Jewish wedding.

Blooming Season Concerts: Budapest West

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.

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: Instrument Petting Zoo Tuesday, July 31, 2:00pm Freeland Library Curious what it’s like to hold a cello’s bow? Now you and your family can find out! Through this hands-on program you can touch, hear and play many instruments and be introduced to the world of music!

Religious Services Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 222-4080 or email Sobico@comcast.net.

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

Concordia Lutheran Church Sunday service, 9:30am Bible Study & Sunday School, 10:45am 590 N. Oak Harbor Street For more information, visit www.concordia oakharbor.org or call (360) 675-2548.

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.

Dye silk scarves with SuSan Riedel in this creative workshop where she will teach participants how to make beautiful, colorful scarves using sharpies and isopropyl alcohol. Reservations required. Go to the Clinton events page at sno-isle.org, or contact the Clinton library at 360-341-4280.

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

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Explore Summer: Stories with Sonie Monday, July 30, 10:00am-11:30am Coupeville Library

Saturday, August 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm Posh Upscale Resale, Coupeville Fill a bag for only $25 each! For advance tickets, call 360-682-5940 or email info@poshup scaleresale.com

National Night Out Tuesday, August 7, 3:30pm-7:30pm Ft. Nugent Park, Oak Harbor A free, community-connecting event with emergency vehicles, demonstrations and more.

Bayview Corner Street Dance Wednesday, August 8, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley PeTE is the quintessential Whidbey Island garage band, performing rock & blues dance music and American groove music. Held rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

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

Saturday, July 28, 3:30pm Hong Kong Gardens, 9324 WA SR 525, Clinton

Join us for a discussion of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm,” a classic satire of the Russian Revolution. For adults.

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.

Explore Summer: Touch-A-Truck Community Helpers Up Close Thursday, July 26, 9:30am Coupeville Library

Mussel Flats is a classic rock/blues band living and playing music on Whidbey Island. No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Farmers Market Book Sale Saturday, July 28, 10:00am-2:00pm Located at the Coupeville Farmers Market

Baby and Toddler Storytime Tuesday, July 31, 10:00am Freeland Library

Dye Silk Scarves with SuSan Riedel Saturday, July 28, 3:00pm-5:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave.

Riders and Rods for Ryan’s House for Youth

Saturday, July 28, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville

Explore Summer: Made By Hand Fairy Houses Saturday, July 28, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library


Saturday, August 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville

Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, July 26, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library

Live Music: Mussel Flats

Explore Summer: I Dig Rocks! Thursday, July 26, 2:30pm Freeland Library


Come see some of the vehicles that our town uses to keep people safe and the town running smoothly. For families with children of all ages. Explore Summer Teens - Spa Scrubs Thursday, July 26, 2:00pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Mix up homemade body scrubs for yourself or a friend! For teens and tweens. Please register online or call 360-678-4911.

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. Discuss the Classics with Rita Drum Monday, July 30, 1:30pm Oak Harbor Library Please join us as we discuss “The Dubliners,” an interesting collection of short stories by James Joyce. We would so enjoy your insights. For more information, contact Rita Bartell Drum at ritadrum777@gmail.com or 631-7075980. For Your Health: Harmony, Wholeness, and Balance - A Spiritual Approach to Health and Healing Monday, July 30, 1:30pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Come learn about a non-religious approach to cultivating health on the soul level. Rockin’ Swing Dance Series for Teens: The Happiest Dance in the World Monday, July 30, 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. Step into the 1920s and learn all about the dance that has spread all over the world. What’s an Apothecary? – with Wendy Young Monday, July 30, 5:30pm-7:00pm Coupeville Library What can you grow for herbal teas, soothing ointments, edible blossoms and other natural remedies? Find out in this program, presented by Wendy Young.

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

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

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www. whidbeyquakers.org.

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

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Voters to decide whether to continue EMS levy By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly In less than two weeks, on the Aug. 7 primary election ballot, Whidbey Island voters will decide whether to continue a levy that funds more than half of WhidbeyHealth’s Emergency Medical Services. “We want people to know about it,” said Roger Meyers, WhidbeyHealth EMS manager. “I understand nobody likes new taxes, but this isn’t new, it is simply a continuation of an existing tax we’ve had for many years.” The measure seeks to continue the current levy of $.50 per every $1,000 of assessed property value. That rate has been the same for the past 12 years, according to Meyers, and it provides crucial funding for the island’s emergency ambulance services. “The levy supplies about 60-percent of our budget, which is a huge chunk of how we do our business,” he said. “Without it, I don’t know if we could even exist.” WhidbeyHealth currently operates six fully staffed, advanced life support ambulances on the island that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It also has three basic life support ambulances, which are operated in collaboration with local fire departments. Levy dollars help cover any number of operational expenses, from equipment, maintenance and supplies to labor and training. The cost of even one ambulance unit is high – a new vehicle is about $165,000 and takes about 270 days to build. WhidbeyHealth adds another $65,000 in equipment to properly outfit the vehicle, for a total cost of about $230,000. The life expectancy of an ambulance is about four-and-a-half years. But those costs are just part of how levy dollars are used. Public education and community involvement are other aspects of the services provided. “The levy affords us the opportunity to provide education and training within the community, like CPR or fall prevention training,” Meyers said. “You’ll see us at any kind of sporting or athletic event, or even events like the Whidbey Island Fair; 90-percent of the time there’s going to be a blue and white ambulance there. We have a strong belief we need to be involved in the community that supports us, and in turn, we support the community.”

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival Cynthia Miller Freivogel will play the baroque violin in two of the programs at the Whidbey Island Music Festival, which begins Friday and runs through Aug. 5.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival Elisabeth Reed teaches Baroque cello and viola da gamba at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is co-director of the Baroque Orchestra. She is one of several world-class musicians who will be performing at this year’s Whidbey Island Music Festival.

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By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Breathing new life, new energy into the music of the past to keep it fresh, vibrant and as entertaining today as it was in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries – that is part of what the Whidbey Island Music Festival hopes to accomplish. The festival, in its 13th season, takes place over two weekends, starting Friday and running through Sunday, Aug. 5 at St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods in Freeland. Six performances of four different programs give audiences an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of classical chamber music played on instruments of the period. “There’s a sense of adventure, of curiosity, of connecting with the past,” said Tekla Cunningham, founder and director of the Whidbey Island Music Festival. “We’re using tools of the time to inhabit the music, to get a feeling of what it was like to be musicians in the 17th, 18th century.” Cunningham, who plays a violin made by Sanctus Seraphim in Venice, Italy in 1746, said there is a definite difference in the sound when playing on instruments of the period in more intimate settings like that of St. Augustine’s.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival Tekla Cunningham is the founder and director of the Whidbey Island Music Festival, which begins Friday at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods in Freeland and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. This year’s festival features six performances of four different programs of baroque chamber music.

“My violin is an original from 1746; it’s under less tension, and the strings are made of gut, so it produces a softer, sweeter sound,” she described. “Of course, it’s not quite as stable a material, but that’s what people played on up until World War I. As concert halls got bigger, they wanted a bigger sound to fill them, so they changed the material.

a baroque bow, for instance, it gets softer, it doesn’t maintain the sound like today’s instruments. So when you work with original instruments, it teaches you the style of how people played, the phrasing.”

“In a smaller space, it just sounds so sweet, so beautiful, more human,” Cunningham continued. “It definitely gives you a perspective on how to perform the music. If you play one note with

“This program is extra special to me because it’s dedicated to my good friend, Buell,” said Cunningham. “It’s a mixture of energetic and vibrant music.”

“Every year they come out and train our coaching staff not only in CPR but also basic first aid, to be able to help our children if needed, making sure we are trained and ready to go for the season,” said Shane Cardon, OHFCL Safety Officer. “We also have an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) on site, so they make sure we all understand how to use it.”

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The Whidbey Island Music Festival features performers who are the best of the best at what they do. Cunningham will play alongside fellow musicians Brandon Vance, Romeric Pokorny, Joanna Blendulf, Stephen Stubbs, Henry Lebedinsky, Cynthia Miller Freivogel, Elisabeth Reed, Daniel Zuluaga, Katherine Heater and alto Reginald Mobley. Performers change slightly each week and the music varies from program to program. Program I, “The Master as Student – Bach and Vivaldi,” is dedicated to the memory of Buell Neidlinger and will open the festival at 7:30 p.m. Friday, repeating at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival Curtis Foster, who plays the Baroque oboe and recorder, will be part of this year’s Whidbey Island Music Festival, which celebrates music from centuries past.

Program II, “A Bach Family Celebration,” will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Program III, which will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and again at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, is entitled “Treasures from the Codex Rost – The Greatest Hits of the 17th Century.”

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival John Lenti plays the lute, theorbo, and baroque guitar. The lute will be featured in several selections at this year’s Whidbey Island Music Festival.

“It’s like a mix tape of the 1700s,” chuckled Cunningham. “It’s some of my favorite pieces for small ensembles. It took a little bit of musical detective work to find it all. It’s really accessible, some is almost like pop music – really toe-tapping, really fresh and energizing. People are gonna have a great time.”

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Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Music Festival Internationally acclaimed Scottish fiddler and violinist, Brandon Vance will be one of the musicians taking part in the 13th annual Whidbey Island Music Festival, which starts Friday.

The fourth program, “Baroque Masterworks,” will be featured at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 and showcases the lute, said Cunningham. “There is a lute prelude for each piece, by Louis XIV’s favorite lute player,” she explained. “If you were the King of France back then, with no access to radios or records, you would hire guys to play you a song whenever you desired. So this program is going to be a little view into the formal world of the French court.” According to Cunningham, selecting the music for this year’s festival was a very satisfying process in a number of ways. “Everybody has a bucket list of pieces they’ve always wanted to play and I really wanted to work with these people,” she said. “I’m glad I got to go through it to find the best of the best. And dealing with these original sources is also most satisfying. We have a fantastic alto joining us, so I had to think about what would be most suitable to his voice as well.” And don’t worry if you don’t know anything about music – that is not a prerequisite to enjoy any of the programs. “Baroque music is so powerful, even if you don’t know anything about music,” said Cunningham. “It’s about how it makes people feel. If you’re open to coming in and having an experience, to hear something that will make you feel joy, sorrow - the whole range of human emotions - this is it.


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“I feel this music has stood the test of time,” she continued. “It makes you feel joy, be inspired. It’s an uplifting experience for the audience and the performers. It’s incredibly satisfying. It’s a thing of beauty for everybody. I’m proud I brought it to life and it continues to thrive.” Cunningham had high praise for Whidbey Island audiences, too, saying they are exceptionally good listeners. Advance tickets to the Whidbey Island Music Festival are $20 for adults, $10 for students and military and are available online at brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006. General admission tickets are available at the door for $25 for adults, $20 for senior citizens and $10 for students and military. Children are always free. A festival pass for all four concerts is available for $80. St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods is located at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. More information on the festival, its featured programs and its performers is available online at www. whidbeyislandmusicfestival.org. “It’s definitely a different world,” Cunningham said. “It’s a beautiful place to go for a couple of hours.”

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anything can happen to anyone, anytime during the day,” Cardon said.

“As a league, we’re looking at a $4- to $5,000 cost for that kind of training,” he said. “That’s a big amount, especially for a league our size. I can’t thank them enough for taking time to come out and train us.”

According to Meyers, WhidbeyHealth EMS responded to just over 8,800 calls on Whidbey Island last year, an increase of about 2,000 over the past six years, which was when the last levy was continued. The EMS department employs just over 50 people, including paramedics, EMTs, office staff and management. Levy funding for EMS services has been in place since 1978.

And the training coaching staffs receive is not limited to the athletic field. “We’re all out in the community every day;

Photo Courtesy of Oak Harbor Youth Football and Cheer League Robert May, with Whidbey Health EMS, conducts CPR and basic first aid training recently with coaches for the Oak Harbor Youth Football and Cheer League at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor. Community training like this is possible, say EMS officials, because of funding received from an existing levy. Voters will decide whether to continue the existing levy on the Aug. 7 ballot.

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Since the mid 1800s through the early 1900s, unregulated commercial over-harvesting and some dams devastated the natural salmon runs, spanning the West Coast from the Sacramento River to Alaska. Luckily, successful, well-managed hatcheries and recovery projects were created which are one of, if not the only reason, we have the number of mature seasonal salmon returns we see today. Resistance to augmented recovery still remains, from single-minded conservancy groups who have been involved in everything from filing anti-hatchery lawsuits against the State of Washington, to potential involvement in hatchery break-ins (Tokul Creek, May, 2014), where steelhead smolts were forcefully released into the river system. Despite the resistance by a few, there is a beautiful, bright, silver, red and green success story; one that demonstrates a great example of man’s efforts to save fish, increase their numbers and give hope to future generations of fishermen and women. This success story is the Baker River Sockeye, located just east of the town of Concrete, Wash., a trap and transfer facility located on the Baker River. Migrating sockeye salmon travel through the Puget Sound, up the great Skagit River and turn north at the mouth of the Baker River. After a short swim up Baker River, the bright silver adult sockeye enter a trap and transport facility. The facility was created to offset the hydro-electric dam’s installation in 1925 and 1956; the goal of the facility was to help maintain the approximately 20,000 natural, annually-returning fish that arrived at Baker Lake to spawn prior to the pre-dam years. Excitement and anticipation of the returning sockeye salmon to the trap has been tracked closely since 1970; that year, only 821 sockeye returned to the trap. It wasn’t until 1985, when basically a non-existent run of 99 TOTAL FISH returned to the facility, did the project get a shot in the arm for improvement. “We did not want to lose this run of fish forever,” said managers, who concluded that carefully collecting and transporting the adult fish to the lake to turn bright red and green and spawn was not the problem, the critical failure was the juvenile fish. After hatching from the lake’s spawning beaches and heading for the river, the mortality rate around the hydro-electric plant was too high. Floating surface collectors were the answer. In 2007 and 2008, Baker Lake was drained slightly to give construction crews room to build the collectors directly on the lake bed. After completed construction, the lake was once again allowed to fill with water, then these floating lifesavers would be positioned in front of the dam where most of the juvenile fish traveled, to intercept, corral, and collect them. From there, they get a short, bumpy, joyful truck ride to the river, where they are released to continue their journey to the Pacific Ocean. Success at last! Since 2010, the number of adult sockeye salmon returning have been in the double digits, ranging from 12,534 fish in 2013 to



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SOCKEYE SALMON SUCCESS Other than the recent discussions about how to successfully help our starving local Orca whale pods with an overdue, much needed increase of healthy hatchery-born Chinook salmon, most of the news these days that touches on human involvement with salmon production is looked down upon for some crazy reason.

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31,928 fish in 2015. Last year 16,360 fish found their way home to the Baker River and with our help, 8,704 of these fish were released into Baker Lake to spawn. Each year the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and tribal biologists estimate a total “run size;” does this mean all of these estimated fish are destined for the trap and transport facility? I am not sure at this time, due to the difference in estimated “run size” and actual return. Bottom line, the trap and transport facility is a wonderful success story of human involvement, literally saving a run of precious salmon. To see this facility in work mode, now is the time. The fish are returning daily in large numbers, the facility is open to the public and operated with a cooperative effort between WDFW, tribal members, and Puget Sound Energy. Take Hwy 20 East, cross over the Lowell Patterson Bridge east of Concrete and make an immediate left; follow the signs to see these fish. “Nothing but wild fish in the Puget Sound and the surrounding rivers;” I’m sure all of us would like to see that, but with the huge demand for salmon in this country and the tons of fish caught by commercial gill nets and purse seiner nets, sustainability is not there, period. Without well-managed hatcheries and recovery sites like the Baker trap, a repeat of 1985 is inevitable. Do not get caught up in the misconception that all hatchery-born salmon are bad; we have become very good at raising healthy juvenile salmon in our state and federal hatcheries, where these healthy fish are set free at the prime time for survival. “Human help done right does work.”

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FISH REPORT: • Good numbers of Chinook salmon are being caught throughout the Sound right now and will no doubt heat up even more during August and September, with a decent number of Coho Salmon predicted to return to the local marine areas. • As of July 15, the Skagit River is closed to recreational Sockeye fishing. However, Baker Lake is open until September 7. Stop and see Harry at Outdoor Ventures in Concrete - he has the best rigs ready for Sockeye. • Limits of Dungeness crab have been hot and cold depending on who you talk to. Watch out for heavy tides, they can sweep away your pots, not to mention the crabs will be hunkered down. As always, before heading out to fish or gather shellfish, check the regulations for that area, carry life jackets and take the kids when able. Be safe and GOOD LUCK out there!

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Langley’s Shakespeare Festival is sure to please By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Romance, comedy, tragedy – the Island Shakespeare Festival in Langley has it all. The Festival is in full swing, having already opened two of its three rotating productions this season – William Shakespeare’s “Othello” and Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” – with Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” set to open Sunday. It is a season sure to offer something to everyone. “I think the timeliness of the themes this season will appeal to audiences, as well as the name recognition of these three stories,” said ISF Artistic Director Olena Hodges. “I think audiences who are familiar with ISF will be excited to see our take on these stories, and folks who haven’t been before will take the risk because they know these titles and will be delighted by what they find.” While unintentional, the themes prevalent in the works selected for this season seem to reflect events of the world, making the impact theater can hold all the more relevant. “The themes that stand out in our current cultural climate are racism, domestic violence, and gender relations, among others,” said Hodges. “In balancing a three-show season, we get two Shakespeare plays and one non-Shakespeare, and we get one tragedy and two not, so “Othello” is the one we get to push the limits with. And our production certainly does push the boundaries in the ways the play already does. We’re not shying away from the discomfort of it.” Hodges said the two other productions, “Twelfth Night” and “Sense and Sensibility” are a good counter balance to the seriousness of “Othello.” But the season also yielded other unintended results. “What also emerged this season was a team of women,” she said. “It wasn’t intentional to have a female-led team, but it adds to the storytelling this season to have a female perspective behind these stories.” “The first thing about ISF I fell in love with was the way women are at the forefront of everything,” said Madison McKenzie Scott, who plays Elinor Dashwood in “Sense and Sensibility” and Gratiana in “Othello.” “Complex, fascinating women characters have large storylines in each of the plays, but women are also at the helm of the company as directors, stage managers and leaders of the company. It is an extremely special experience to create plays in a professional setting where women are making decisions at every level of production.”

Indeed, all the directors and stage managers are women this season. Charlie Marie McGrath directs “Sense and Sensibility,” Terri McMahon directs “Othello” and Kristin Clippard is the director of “Twelfth Night.” It is also the first season with ISF for all three directors, who have tried to infuse a little of their own vision into their productions. “For me, making a show unique starts with the chemistry of the actors in the room,” said McGrath. “They offer options of how their characters make decisions, and we build up the world together from there.” “Sometimes there is a lot of expectations around the play from people who know it, and yet I also like to be a little irreverent and expose the text in a whole new way for new audiences,” Clippard said of her vision of “Twelfth Night.” “In addition to a Victorian setting, the play takes place on Epiphany (Jan. 6), so we are fresh on the heels of a waning holiday celebration,” Clippard continued. “That depresses some and others want to keep the party going. Those conflicting feelings are always present in the play. But audiences will be able to tell we really embrace the comedy of the play, verbally and physically.” Island Shakespeare Festival performs all three plays in rotation, giving audiences ample opportunity to see all of them in the course of one weekend, or spread them out over several weekends. Actors have multiple roles, some in all three plays. But that is part of the challenge of repertory theater and something at which these actors, who come from all over the country, excel. “Rotating repertory requires a lot of mental gymnastics and I’m only in two of the three shows,” said Isis Phoenix, who plays Olivia in “Twelfth Night” and Fanny, Charlotte and Miss Grey in “Sense and Sensibility.” “Some actors have a much heavier load than I do. Self-care, pacing one’s self and staying hydrated is crucial. Also, the company is incredibly supportive. We take care of one and other.” “It’s difficult organizationally,” said Orion Mikael Schwalm, who is a musician in “Sense and Sensibility,” Montano in “Othello” and Feste in “Twelfth Night.” “Figuring out the best way to prioritize my tasks and stay progressive continues to be a challenge I meet with.” “I’m only in two shows, so I’m not as swamped as others,” said Carrie Schnelker, who is back for a fourth season at ISF, appearing in both “Othello” and “Twelfth Night” as Brabantia and Malvolio, respec-

Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival The Dashwood sisters, Elinor, left (Madison McKenzie Scott) and Marianne (Renea Brown) are trying to survive heart break, annoying relatives and mean girls, all while maintaining the strict social standards of the Regency. See Jane Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility” at this season’s Island Shakespeare Festival, playing through Sept. 2 in Langley.

tively. “Even so, the time demands of rehearsals, starting in the morning, breaking for dinner, then rehearsing a second show until late at night, can be grueling.” “I’m having such fun playing these three vastly different characters in each show; each present their own joys and exciting challenges,” said Kevin Kantor, who plays Edward Farras in “Sense and Sensibility,” Iago in “Othello” and Orsino in “Twelfth Night.” “It’s a treat to be able to share that sort of range for audiences who return to see all three productions.” “It’s certainly exhausting, but it’s so much fun to move from world to world, and build these amazing shows,” agreed Cameron Gray, who is part of the ensemble in “Othello” and plays Antonio/Captain in “Twelfth Night.” “It’s exhausting,” said J. Tyler Jones, who appears as Fabian in “Twelfth Night,” Mr. Perks in “Sense and Sensibility” and the ensemble in “Othello.” “I’m also the Fight Director for the season. But it’s also kind of nice to get breaks from one world and go live in another for a time.” “Seeing these three worlds realized is incredibly rewarding,” said Hodges, who also appears as Desdemona in “Othello.” “It’s also always SO wonderful to bring new company members to Whidbey. This is a place people fall in love with, and I love being able to share the gift of Whidbey in the summer with my colleagues. I know that with all the challenges, we always have the island to fall back on. At least everyone is getting to do what they love in paradise. That makes me very proud.” The Island Shakespeare Festival has much to offer – a picturesque setting in the woods, high-caliber, talented actors, wonderful material, even good food geared toward each production. But most incredible, perhaps, is that there are no high-priced tickets to buy. Every performance is “pay-what-youwill,” giving people of any circumstance the opportunity to see top-notch, classic theater for whatever price they can afford.

Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival Helen Roundhill plays Viola in the William Shakespeare comedy “Twelfth Night,” one of three productions this season at the Island Shakespeare Festival in Langley. The festival continues through Sept. 2.

“What I love most [about ISF] is the fact the shows are free,” said Renae Brown, who plays Marianne in “Sense and Sensibility,” Cassio in “Othello” and Lady in Waiting/ Officer in “Twelfth Night.” “I teach students Shakespeare and it’s difficult for me to grasp when middle and high school students tell me they’ve never seen a play before. There are theaters that charge an arm and a leg for a seat high in the mezzanine, but ISF creates an environment that welcomes everyone to watch no matter their circumstance and I admire that.”

“It’s rare that live theatre of this caliber is affordable, let alone free. That alone is such a gift,” agreed Kantor. “Each production has its own wonderful offerings, and there’s something for everyone in all three of these shows — from romance, to critical social discourse, to straight-up side-splitting comedy.” You’ll find the Island Shakespeare Festival at 5476 Maxwelton Road, in Langley. Performances begin promptly at 6 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with 1 p.m. matinees each Sunday in August. The festival continues through September 2. More information is available online at www.islandshakespeare fest.org. “This year we have such a range of plays – whether you’re in the mood for a comedy, a period piece or a tragedy,” said Angelica Metcalfe, stage manager for “Sense and Sensibility.” “Also, don’t be afraid of Shakespeare. If the actors know what they’re doing - which they do - you will understand the words!” “The classics aren’t dusty old literature. They’re an opportunity to see our own world through a different lens,” said McGrath. “The language can make it feel a little distant, but the characters are struggling through the same primal elements of life that we are. Hopefully, these characters will feel familiar - not from stock - but because they remind you of people you’d run into walking down the street. And maybe, as they try to solve their problems, they can help alleviate some of the audience’s, as well.” “Everyone needs to laugh and to recognize ourselves in the characters on stage,” said Clippard. “We move between grief and happiness in an instant, and the union of those emotions allows everyone to have a cathartic experience by the end.” “Every show offers something different love, tragedy, comedy, more comedy,” said Gray. “What could you be doing that would be better?” “I think you’re cheating yourself a great gift if you do not see these shows,” Phoenix said. “I would come to every one of these multiple times. It is HIGH quality, professional theatre at pay-what-you-will prices - some of the highest quality acting and directing I have had the privilege to be a part of. It’s right here outside in one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Come!” “ISF is growing and every season the pieces fall into place a little bit more,” said Hodges. “I think this season is a clear testament to where we’re headed, and it’s exciting to see the stages of that growth. And, to put it simply, all three shows are really good.”

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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.) Equalizer 2: Because this stars Denzel Washington (in his first sequel ever), the acting will be better than it has any right to be for an action sequel. Because this was directed by Antoine Fuqua, it will be way more stylish than it has any right to be for an action sequel. ★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 9 min.) The First Purge: Is this some kind of throwback origin story which 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.) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation: I feel a little bad about constantly forgetting this animated franchise exists considering it continues to crank out pretty decent film after pretty decent film. Dracula can’t get no respect. ★★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 37 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.) 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.)

Mission: Impossible–Fallout: Tom Cruise is back as Ethan Hunt, summer’s most bankable action hero who is not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. At 56 years old, he still does nearly all his own stunts and, like its star, this is the rare film franchise that seems to be getting better with age. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 27 min.) Skyscraper: This appears to be a “Towering Inferno” meets “Diehard” study in suspension of disbelief (Neve Campbell, is that you?), but it all exists to serve some kind of reality in which Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson leaps tall buildings in a single bound, so I’m good with it. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 43 min.)

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BEING CRABBY ISN’T ALWAYS A BAD THING! How long have humans been deriving sustenance from the sea? I wonder about this because what made our early ancestors look at a mollusk or crustacean and decide THAT one (whichever it was), was safe to eat? Well, it’s believed among some of the earliest humans, our ancestors were beachcombers and evidence from the Eritrean coast suggests worldwide migration and exploration occurred by traversing coastlines. Of course, beach excursions and world exploration are exhausting things and so a food source had to have been found to sustain our ancestors on their migratory routes. It wasn’t that humans discovered by accident crustaceans, shellfish and mollusks were edible. Rather, they noticed they were by observing them. Now what this means could be anything, but it doesn’t negate the fact, without their observation, we may have only discovered much later on seafood (apart from fish) was, in fact, not only edible, but quite tasty. But who ate the first crab and where? That question isn’t as easy to answer, but whoever they were probably enjoyed it very much. There are between 4,500 and 6,700 species of crab in the world, approximately, and with such vast numbers of the critter, it’s plain to see why we don’t know who ate crab first, where and why. Art and literature tell us in recorded history the ancient Greeks and Romans indulged in a little crab, though apparently the reception was rather lukewarm and the taste for it not so swiftly acquired. During medieval times, fishmongers had their own guild in London and this meant accounts were kept of the kinds of seafood brought to market. Stocks included oysters, crabs, trout, porpoise, salmon, herring, eel and shrimp, among many others. It wasn’t until the Renaissance period that lobster, crayfish and crab became increasingly popular. While rarely enjoyed at inland residences, those on the coast were more often privy to the delicacies the sea offers. In America, consumption of crab was rather varied to start with, due to regional tastes and the distribution of the types of crustacean in each area. And I wonder right now if this still holds true today? Are people from Florida accustomed to

blue crab over Alaskan King crab, for example? Well, regardless of whether or not they are, I think it’s safe to say crab cakes are a favorite for a fair few people. While most often associated with Maryland, the crab cake is ubiquitous throughout the United States. The practice of preparing crab in such a way that it forms a ‘mince’ of sorts, isn’t new. It can be traced back to ancient times and the reason for the rise of ‘minces’ is for flavor and economic reasons. It is believed crab cakes themselves were brought to the colonies in America by English settlers. In fact, a cookbook by Robert May, 1685, gives us a recipe for crab cakes, but it wasn’t until 1930 a man by the name of Crosby Gaige debuted his cookbook,“New York World’s Fair Cook Book,” and within it, a recipe for what was called the “Baltimore Crab Cake.” It took off from there. If we have been making these tasty patties for almost 350 years, why are they so underrated? They are so tasty and while I am not the biggest fan of crab by itself, a crab cake is a scrumptious morsel. Blends of spices and herbs mixed with breadcrumbs, mayonnaise and eggs all come together in a single seafood patty, which is then fried to golden perfection and enjoyed with a remoulade or cream sauce. I know people who enjoy theirs with hollandaise and others who prefer it by itself, no sauce in sight. Whatever works, ‘each to their own,’ I always say. And what’s even better about crab cakes than just the taste, is they can be prepared in many different ways. From shallow frying to deep frying, baking and beyond, these seafood patties are a platform from which our culinary creativity can spring and form new and wondrous delights in the kitchen. And the drinks? What do we sip on when indulging in a little sea fare? When pairing the sweet and crispy fried crab cakes with creamy dips and sauces, you might want to opt for sparkling wines or champagnes. These work exceptionally well with just about any fried food, but medium-bodied white and sparkling wines seem to be the best. You see, enhancing the flavors nestled within the food is what we’re aiming for here, so maybe something bold, yet refreshing, with notes of

fruitiness. Bourbon, whiskey and rum all serve as vehicles of optimal flavor enhancement! I know someone who makes a delicious apricot ginger cooler and they sear their apricots on a grill (though a grill skillet would be a fine substitute too), and then place it in a shaker with lemon juice to muddle. The whiskey and ice go in next and are briefly shaken, strained into a Collins glass over some ice and topped with ginger beer. Garnish would, of course, be slices of apricot. It’s summer though, and you could use any fruit, I would think; peaches or nectarines work amazingly well! As I mentioned before, a bourbon would go quite nicely with a crab cake or two so how about pairing your fare with a Mint Julep? Just as refreshing as the apricot ginger cooler, and while the crab cake we know is said to have originated in Maryland, the Mint Julep supposedly hails from the next state over, according to some. Though it’s debated, most people say the drink is from Kentucky – famed for the Kentucky Derby – and others that it’s a Virginia-born delight. Either way, it’s a good one, what with mint simple syrup, crushed ice, bourbon and fresh mint sprigs for garnish, there is stiff competition this summer of what to serve your crab cakes with, should you make some. And I really think you should! Or at least find out where best to eat them – even if you don’t make it yourself. On that note dear readers, I will wish you a wonderful week and include this time, a simple recipe I was recommended from www. taste-of-home.com for crab cakes. If you do make them, let me know how you liked them! Please send all questions, comments and certainly any recipes you would like to share to letsdish. whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we can do exactly that – Dish! Simple Crab Cakes 1 cup breadcrumbs, divided ¼ cup finely diced sweet red pepper 2 green onions, finely chopped 1 egg, beaten ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 cans (6 oz each) crabmeat, drained, flaked and free of cartilage 1 tablespoon butter In a large bowl, combine 1/3 cup bread crumbs, red pepper, green onions, mayonnaise, egg, lemon juice, garlic powder and cayenne. Fold in crab meat. In a shallow dish, spread out remaining breadcrumbs. Divide crab mixture into 8 servings. Form into 2-inch balls and coat in breadcrumbs. Shape into patties, ½-inch thick. In a large skillet, heat the butter and cook patties for 3-5 minutes over medium heat until patties are cooked through and golden brown on each side. Remove from heat, serve with a cocktail and enjoy. www.foodtimeline.org/foodlobster.html#crab www.independent.co.uk To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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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.

2018 Froggwell Biennale Friday, August 3, 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, August 4, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 5, 10:00am-5:00pm Froggwell Garden, 5508 Double Bluff Rd, Freeland An annual exhibition and sale of printmaking, painting and sculpture. This year’s artists are Anne Belov, Briony Morrow-Cribbs, Al Tennant, Marianne Brabanski, Sue Taves, Jan Hoy, Linnane Armstrong, Diane Tompkinson, Diane Divelbess, Teresa Saia, Brian Mahieu. Artists will be attending. For more information, visit froggwell.wordpress.com

Under Pressure Exhibit continues through August UUCWI Gallery, 20103 SR 525, Freeland For the months of July and August, the UUCWI gallery will feature the printmaking works of local artists Tammi Sloan and Mary Horton. Born into a long line of artists, Tammi is newly adding printmaker to her resume as metalsmith, enamelist, and mixed media artist. Mary is a part-time resident of Greenbank, and also works in mixed media creating unique 3-D sculptures. You are invited to meet the artists at the opening reception.

Meetings & Organizations Island County Amateur Radio Club Saturday, July 28, 9:00am-12:00pm 1 NE Sixth Street, Coupeville 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. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

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benefit of their help is real and undeniable. Subtle clues abound on the 27th, and not where you’d think.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) It’s likely to be a wild ride at times this week. Doubts and confusion alternate with moments of crystal clarity that make you gasp. Whether it’s the dawning that a certain word of that old song is not what you thought all those years, or something on the current world stage that isn’t what it seemed, new information is certain to alter your views about something. The 27th is only the beginning. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your unhurried response to life’s challenges has much to recommend it. The point of attack for a certain problem proves not where it was earlier thought to be. The less time you have invested in worthless fixes, the more smug you are apt to feel when the facts come out. The ease of the solution makes it no less worthy. Do what you must on the 27th and don’t worry that it’s not enough. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) A meeting of the minds between you and another may or may not be in the works. The only certainty is that both of you may look forward to much-changed positions, both intellectually and emotionally, as a result of your banter. While creative approaches may out-produce old-school conservative ways, keep in mind that it’s a thin line between flexibility and inconsistency. Strive not to stray too far into the latter on the 27th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) It’s a safe bet that some time during the week, you will experience the overwhelming urge to insert yourself rather forcefully into someone else’s business. Brash actions of that sort almost never end well. This time is unlikely to prove the exception. Your ire may be sourced in an old agreement you no longer can abide by. If so, now is a prime time to renegotiate. A bit of diplomacy on the 27th starts the process. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You’re set this week to be a strong force for what is good and right. One caution: good and right are ambiguous terms, meaning you may have a lot of selling to do before others see the merits of your chosen cause. But do not give up. It’s within your reach to sway even the most closed-minded. If you truly believe in your aim and use abundant diplomacy, the 27th could mark a shift in your favor. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Should you feel that you’re bearing more than your fair share of the weight of the world on your shoulders, take heart. You are not without allies, and friends you didn’t know you had stand ready to rally around you this week. Their identity in some cases won’t be immediately known, if ever, but the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) In a situation calling for mediation between opposing parties, the mediator this week may well be you. Opportunities to insert yourself smoothly into sibling rivalries, workplace clashes and friendly disagreements are many. Stitch together the opponents’ commonalities first. There is always something to agree on, and it falls to you to find that thing and bring it out. The 27th isn’t your stage, only a set-up for that which will follow. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Events to unfold later down the road will be recognizable in hindsight to have their origins in this very week. For you, that means even the tiniest act or insight over the next few days could loom large in the not too distant future. Keep that in mind if it seems your present circumstance isn’t progressing fast enough to suit you. There is a lot more happening behind the scene on the 27th than you probably realize. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your honesty in telling it like you see it renders your opinion always valuable in a wide variety of situations. This week you may be asked to choose a side in what is not an either-or situation. The decision is always more difficult when your sympathies lie with the party in the wrong. If you must make such a choice on the 27th, it’s because you have mastered the art of stating your case without demeaning either party.


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CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) By now you have much experience in surrendering to what you cannot control, since the past year has almost certainly put you in that situation numerous times. To the degree that you have mastered the art of letting the trend take you where you want to go, this should be an easy week. Nothing is asked that you haven’t delivered on numerous occasions before. The situation on the 27th is no exception.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) If it seems there is more talk than substance surrounding certain key people in your life, you are no doubt hungry for action. Answers to your confusion about the nature of the hold-up are forthcoming this week, accompanied, unless you are lucky, by much finger pointing and accusations. Your patience is due to be tested on the 27th by those who refuse to take responsibility for their lack of ambition.

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21. Soothes the skin

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s delightfully easy, as usual, for you to walk the path less traveled this week. And also as usual, others will fail entirely to see what is so laughably obvious to you. So it is that you have a world unto yourself that no one else can intrude upon. If by chance you have someone who cares to share in the joys of the 27th, so much the better for you both. It’s a day suited to unicorns and rainbows, but keep that to yourself. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! THURSDAY, MAY 10 1:08 am, NE Midway Blvd. Advising of male subject walking down the street possibly carrying a shot gun. 5:40 am, NE Midway Blvd. Report of male in women’s restroom; according to regular customer, subject has been there at least an hour. TUESDAY, MAY 15 7:29 am, SE Jerome St. Party requesting call; wants to know if people are allowed to sleep at skate park. 11:26 am, NE Goldie St. Reporting a cage with rabbit in middle of the road. 3:13 pm, SE Hathaway St. Advising people have been following her all over town. States she is at Help House and subjects are there with her now. 9:22 pm, SW Erie St. Advising male just grabbed a bottle of Windex and poured it all over himself. 9:42 pm, SR 20 Reporting transient subjects in trees near location yelling swear words at passersby. WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 12:07 pm, NE 7th Ct. Reporting party advising just received fraud phone call; states male will “burn down your house and kill your family.” 12:30 pm, SW Erie St. Caller advising granddaughter threw cup on the ground in parking lot, male walking by picked it up and threw it at her. 3:20 pm, NE 4th Ave. Reporting party whispering, advising someone is inside house, she is hiding under blankets on her bed.


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tomers; now headed eastbound on 7th wearing super hero pajama-type pants. SATURDAY, MAY 19 1:24 am, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising vehicle just drove over hill onto beach; not in water due to low tide. Caller did not see it hit anything, but it might have rolled; currently on its wheels. 2:51 am, SW Harrier St. Caller states there were strange noises coming from back yard. Husband went outside and a bald male subject with a beard and backpack was walking around. 8:33 am, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting younger male, bald, wearing a hoodie and screaming profanities outside bathrooms. 3:23 pm, SW Erie St. Caller reporting male acting “erratic” in parking lot in truck; advising subject flailing around in vehicle and running around. 4:56 pm, SE Midway Blvd. Reporting male on sidewalk dancing in and out of traffic. SUNDAY, MAY 20 12:36 pm, SE 8th Ave. Advising male was urinating in public; also seen touching area mail boxes. 4: 11 pm, SR 20 Reporting male subject may be on drugs, yelling at his own reflection in his vehicle. FRIDAY, MAY 25 8:42 am, NW Camellia Loop Caller is in TV room on backside of house; sees white male wearing brown clothing peering through fence at caller’s house.


Life Tributes PHYLLIS NATHALIE (RENKE) SAVAGE March 14, 1924 – July 11, 2018 Phyllis Nathalie (Renke) Savage, age 94, passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in her home at Summer Hill Senior Living, Oak Harbor, Wash. She was born March 14, 1924, in Paso Robles, Calif.; daughter of Albert D. and Nathalie E. (Liss) Renke. She was a 1941 graduate of Paso Robles High School and attended business school at San Luis Obispo Junior College. One great adventure of her life was serving in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949. She attended boot camp at the Hunter College campus in Bronx, N.Y. and Yeoman School in Stillwater, Okla. Her duty stations were in San Francisco, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Seattle, Wash. In 1948 she married Robert M. Savage in Seattle, Wash. In 1949 she received an honorable discharge from the Navy with the rank of Yeoman First Class. Phyllis enjoyed her role as homemaker and mother, and also continued her career. She worked mostly in financial services, retiring from Beneficial Finance in 1989. Survivors include daughter Jacqueline S. Marshall (Chris) of Amherst, N.H.; step-son Robert J. Savage (Shirley) of Columbia, Tenn.; brother Daniel F. Renke (Jacqueline) of Lafayette, Calif.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by son Steven M. Savage, husband Robert M. Savage, sister Alberta L. Smythe, and grandson Robert A. Savage. Phyllis was known for her sly sense of humor, dedication to work and volunteer services. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, handwork, reading and music. She was a member of Whidbey Presbyterian Church and Women’s Association, the American Legion Auxiliary, Pacific Northwest WAVES and National WAVES. The family would like to express heartfelt thanks to the wonderful staff at both Summer Hill Senior Living and WhidbeyHealth Services and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The United States Navy Memorial Foundation, www.navymemorial.org. Interment and graveside memorial will be held in the fall at Paso Robles District Cemetery, Paso Robles, Calif.; arrangements by Wallin Funeral Home of Oak Harbor.

BETTY DENNIS LEPP June 11, 1926 – July 12, 2018 Betty Dennis Lepp, age 92, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at Regency on Whidbey Memory Care, Oak Harbor. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, friend, neighbor, and caregiver. Betty Dennis was born in Alberta Canada in 1926. She was “chosen” as her grandmother told her, by Floyd and Alma Dennis, to become part of their family when she was still an infant. Betty lived throughout western Canada during her childhood. After high school, she was accepted into the Saint Paul’s Nursing program in Vancouver. Betty, feisty, beautiful and fun, had her share of adventures along the way to graduation. She eventually realized nursing was her true passion, buckled down, and remained dedicated to nursing throughout her life. In her professional role as a RN, she worked in the maternity ward and surgery before being hired by Canadian Pacific Airlines. When the Korean War started she volunteered to serve with the United Nations. She was assigned as a flight nurse on airlifts taking soldiers into Korea to their duty stations and then caring for the wounded on the return flights to Canada.

THURSDAY, MAY 17 12:36 am, SR 20 Party advising someone outside apartment, singing and yelling hysterically, “singing nonsense.”

6:49 pm, SW Stroops Dr. Advising someone keeps calling Mom’s phone saying they have her brother; knows lots of information about subject’s family. Unknown if it’s fraud or a true kidnapping.

8:34 am, N Oak Harbor St. Requesting call referencing dog found deceased bat and was playing with it; caller wants to know who she should contact to test bat for rabies.

9:36 pm, SW Erie St. Party advising they are in Walmart parking lot and a strange male subject came over and asked them to come over to subject’s vehicle to show them some water.

9:27 am, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising subject wearing black hoodie, bald, on a kid’s bike was looking around to see if anyone was watching. After they drove by she witnessed him throwing bicycle over the cliff side.

SATURDAY, MAY 26 4:38 pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller reporting subject just spit in their face and drove off in tan vehicle.

In the late 60s, Betty met and married the love of her life, Kenneth Lepp. Ken was a retired Air Force LT Colonel and VP of a French Aerospace Company. The family made a move across the country to Washington, D.C. Difficult at the time, but proven wonderfully beneficial for each of her children. Ken was promoted and offered a position in Paris, France and Betty embraced the chance for excitement and adventure. The couple eventually settled in the south of France and built a home close to Pyrenees Mountains in the Basque region. Ah, the good life! Wine and cheese!

9:43 am, Wildcat Way Reporting student beat up one of the fences yesterday afternoon.

SUNDAY, MAY 27 12:05 pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting female in mid 40s trying to climb over fence onto base property, is becoming hostile.

Ken and Betty came back to the states and lived in Kirkland, Wash. after 10 years in France. Following Ken’s death, Betty returned to work as a RN and started her own small business selling medical equipment for nursing home residents. She had a team of nurses working for her throughout the Pacific Northwest. Her successful company was sold in 1998 and Betty retired to a life full of family, friends, jazz festivals, cruises, and of course – wine and cheese!

1:16 pm, SR 20 Party advising elderly woman ran vehicle into building.

2:17 pm, SW Barlow St. Advising male subject shouting on phone in parking lot and shaking his fist.

Dennis Curran, Bothel, Wash., Pamela Harlin, Fort Walton Beach, Fla., William Martenson, Edmonds, Wash., and Susan Ross, Oak Harbor - Betty’s children, blessed her with nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren who affectionately call her “Maga.” It is undeniable that Betty had a lasting impact on everyone she met. She remained feisty, beautiful, and fun. Throughout these years, Betty forged unbreakable bonds with people from all over the world (even other planets) and has created the greatest family ever!

1:27 pm, SW Bayshore Dr. Advising subject is half naked on trail by location yelling and threatening people on trail. 11:40 pm, Heller Rd. Reporting party advising just pulled up into driveway, states subject laying in driveway; bicycle is next to subject. FRIDAY, MAY 18 11:44 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting male subject who has been trespassed before is harassing cus-

5:24 pm, NE Easy St. Caller reporting someone broke into home and is currently hiding under bed. 7:46 pm, SW Kimball Dr. Party advising went to use her phone and found a pornographic message. MONDAY, MAY 28 2:21 pm, SE City Beach St. Advising someone started fire on sidewalk by the gray apartment complexes. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

Betty married and started her family in Vancouver after her time with the U.N. It was there her first son, Dennis Curran, was born. After marrying her second husband, Pamela, William, and Susan arrived and the Martenson family lived in Spokane, Wash. She picked up her nurses cap again, working at a local hospital and also began a career as a fashion model. Betty had a knack for conversation and was given the opportunity to enter into the entertainment business in the early 1960s. She quickly became a television personality hosting her own morning program called “Telescope” on KREM. Miss Betty Dennis interviewed high profile celebrities and political leaders such as Richard Nixon, Robert Kennedy, and Tom Foley.

A celebratory “Picnic in the Park” will be held August 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Marina Park Pavilion in Kirkland, Wash. following a private burial in the Kirkland Cemetery. Please visit Wallin Funeral Home online guestbook to leave a message or share a memory (www.wallinfuneralhome.com). Memorial donations in memory of Betty can be made to Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation, WAIF, P.O. Box 1108, Coupeville, Wash. 98239 or online (www.waifanimals.org). If you are unable to join us in Kirkland, “Not to worry, mes amis (my friends), please enjoy a picnic wherever you may be . . . Bon Appetit!”

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Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc. 360-675-9596 www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Multiple yard sales on Perkins Street in Coupeville: Saturday, July 28, 9am-4pm. Furniture, household, small appliances, gardening items, plants, pressure washers, lawn mowers, generator, twin, full, queen bedding, rugs, pet supplies, and more! Admiral’s Cove Community Garage Sale: Saturday, July 28, 10am-4 pm. Large variety of items and participants. Located 6 miles south of Coupeville.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call 360-221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child’s life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. 425923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin’ Alive team. Our team’s mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSoundDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help.

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RIDE SHARE/VAN POOL Vanpool: Daily vanpool from Whidbey Island to Mukilteo to north Seattle seeks full/PT riders. Bob 360-730-1294 (1)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Imagine Oak Harbor’s 1st Food Forest, Saturdays 11am-3pm, at 526 Bayshore Drive. Each week, we have volunteer opportunities available to help care for our community garden, share organic gardening tips, and learn Permaculture principles. All ages and skill levels welcome. Schedule can change due to adverse weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact us at: imagineapermacultureworld.gmail.com Mother Mentors need volunteers! Oak Harbor Families with young children need your help! Volunteer just a couple of hours a week to make a difference in someone’s life! To volunteer or get more info, email wamothermentors@ gmail.com or call 360-3211484. Looking for Board Members to join the dynamic Board of Island Senior Resources and serve the needs of Island County Seniors. Of particular interest are representatives from North Whidbey. For more information please contact: reception@islandseniorservices.org

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applications for a full-time, non-exempt position of Farm and Forest Natural Resource Specialist. Job description, including qualifications, duties, and benefits, plus application materials and submission instructions available at www. whidbeycd.org. Application deadline: August 15, 2018 (2) Staff Accountant, Jones Accounting Associates, Oak Harbor, WA: Day to Day bookkeeping for a variety of non profit and for profit entities. Payroll processing and EFTPS , Sick Pay and Vacation pay documentation, must be a Quick Books Pro Advisor or be able to pass test to be such. Able to assist clients with Quick Books Online and well as Desk Top versions. Travel to client work sites as needed. Able to attend a board meeting and explain a financial statement to the clients. Train bookkeepers to assist. Prepare all tax reports for state and federal entities as needed. Monitor and prepare 1099s and submit such. Monitor Efile of income tax returns. Full-time, $18–$22/hour; 3 years Accounting experience; Bachelor’s degree. Required work authorization: United States (2) Island Hospital is actively seeking Housekeepers and Dishwashers (Dietary Aide 1). Full Time (FULL BENEFITS) and Reserve positions available! Please apply online: www. islandhospital.org/careers (3) No Cheating!

HEALTH/FITNESS Exercise machine, walker, $17. Coupeville, 360-678-7591 (1)

TICKETS/GETAWAYS SEAHAWKS tickets to the Thursday, August 9 game vs. the COLTS at 7 p.m. and Thursday, August 30 vs. the RAIDERS at 7 p.m. 300 level, 40-yard line, 14 rows up, two tickets for each game, $75/ ticket OBO. 360-914-0075 (1)

HOME FURNISHINGS Antique Oak buffet, $125; Rocking chair, shabby chic, comfortable, adorable, $50. Text 360-969-9266 for photo/ measurements (1) Table: 40” x 60” with 12-inch leaf, $20. Coupeville, 360678-7591 (1)

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

MISCELLANEOUS 2 Garage remote openers new, $17; 8-ft steel stepladder, $35; Dahlias, $3 a bouquet. Coupeville, 360-678-7591 (1) We are in the process of a making a serious downsizing effort, and we have items

Eric for sale in the following categories: costume jewelry; furniture; garden tools; hand tools; kitchen items; luggage (including duffel bags, tote bags & backpacks); puzzles and toys; sports items; storage racks; yard equipment (boat trailer winch, and 30 gallon sprayer); and other yard items. If you are interested in seeing what we have available, please call 360-678-1167 to make an appointment. Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father’s Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Beautiful healthy duck eggs, $4/doz. North Coupeville 360969-9266 (1) Pet safe dog collar system. Rarely used, $150 with 2 collars. 360-969-9266 (1) Excellent Grass Hay, good for horses, $7 per bale, 20 bale minimum. 360-321-1624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift

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