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Waste Wise Program Educator, WSU Extension Island County

WHAT’S UP WITH RECYCLING AND HOW YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE Recycling - this seems like it would be easy but, in reality, it can be a little complicated. You can recycle some things in some areas, but not in others. Some places you have to sort your recycling yourself but in other places it all goes into the same bin. Some towns go by numbers, while others go by shape. What is going on? What’s happened in recycling? There are several things that impact recycling do’s and don’ts, but this year it boils down to two things: (1) our recycled commodities market and (2) contamination (i.e. things going into recycling that should not). Specifically, contamination has resulted in a loss of market for the majority of our recycled material. The Process We recycle in two basic ways. Some of us separate our recyclable items by material into the appropriate bin at a recycle park. This is known as “source separation.” Some of us have an easier job in that we have curbside pickup where we place all of our recyclables in one container. This is known as “single stream” recycling. Our container - along with many others - goes to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) where the paper is separated from the aluminum and so on. Whether self-sorted or single streamed, eventually all of this material is compressed into bales of one commodity or another. Examples include mixed paper, aluminum, and cardboard. These commodities become material for global manufacturing industries. The majority of these materials, until recently, were shipped to China, where they were used in the manufacturing of new products. Reusing these materials lessens the need for virgin natural resources, decreases the environmental costs of manufacturing, and keeps them out of the landfill. The problem was we (and many other countries) were sending over bales of contaminated products. The bales did not contain the single items they were supposed to. For example, the paper or plastic bales might have had glass shards or tin buried within the bale. It had to be resorted and some of it had to be thrown away once it reached China, because contaminated bales do not provide good material to use in new products. Two quick questions arise: Why are these bales of recycled materials contaminated? What happened to the China market? Contamination Contamination in recycling is a serious issue which causes three major problems: (1) it increases inefficiency at sorting facilities, (2) lowers the value of the product, and (3) it leads to greater waste. How much of a problem is this? One out of every four pounds of material put into the recycle bin shouldn’t be there. Additionally, the stuff that should be in the bin can be ruined by stuff that shouldn’t be. Most of the country uses single stream recycling. Everything goes into the same bin. The “almost empty” milk jug goes in. The newspapers go in. The glass bottles go in. The milk gets on the paper, causing mold to develop. The bottles break and shards of glass get on everything. These problems are compounded by single stream recycling, but they also happen with source separation. Additionally, people are confused about what to recycle or they want to recycle things that are not recyclable. Deli trays, stuffed animals, and dirty diapers (yes) end up in recycle. All of this material goes to the MRF, where technology and many hands do their very best to sort it out. The difficulty is the technology is not advanced enough, as of yet, to do a perfect job. All of this results in increased contamination. This brings us to our second question - that of the recycling market in China. China The West Coast has relied heavily on China as our major market for recycled commodities. Shipping containers that bring goods to the West Coast and would otherwise go back empty provided an opportunity to be filled with recyclables. Because of this, the West Coast has developed limited infrastructure for using recycled material. China, until recently, accepted over 50-percent of the world’s mixed paper and plastic. With these materials came trash and heavy impacts to the environment and human health. China has been working on the problem for several years and in 2017 it implemented extensive restrictions. This initiative, called “National Sword,” established a new, very limited list of accepted items.

Thus, many items we previously recycled now have no China market. Additionally, the acceptable level of contamination for recyclables China does still take decreased to just 0.5-percent! Considering our average level of contamination is approximately 25-percent, this is a change our systems are not currently capable of achieving. As a result, much of this recycling has stacked up as we work to find new markets and establish infrastructure regionally. What’s our response? The recycling industry is tackling this challenge with a three-pronged approach. It is working to improve sorting technology. It is encouraging the development of new markets, both in new uses for recycled materials and in increasing other markets locally and globally. Finally, it is reaching out to the public with educational campaigns to reduce contamination. How can I make a difference? The biggest way you can make a difference is to recycle right by avoiding contamination. We contaminate by trying to recycle things that aren’t recyclable or aren’t empty, clean, and dry. We want to recycle everything. This is wishful recycling or “wish-cycling.” We look at the bottom and see the triangle arrow and assume it can be recycled. We are not sure so we toss it in the recycle bin, thinking someone will take it out if it doesn’t belong there. This seems helpful, but in fact it does more harm than good. Wish-cycling can cause contamination resulting in an entire bale of recyclable materials being thrown out. The same goes for tossing in dirty jars, wet paper, or used pizza boxes, all of which become contamination. How we’re adapting on Whidbey In Island County, beginning Saturday, there will be a change in which plastics are acceptable as recyclables. All non-plastic item rules (i.e. cardboard, mixed paper, food tins, etc.) will remain unchanged. Accepted plastic items must fill two requirements: first, they must have the correct shape and second, they must have the right number in the recycle symbol on the bottom. The shape must be a bottle, tub, jug or jar. The number must be 1 or 2. That is for plastic, only #1 or #2 bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars will be accepted for recycling. Any other plastics will not be accepted and are considered contamination. Additionally, it is very important all recyclable items (plastic and otherwise) be empty, clean, and dry. With these new changes beginning Saturday, we should eliminate a great deal of the wish-cycling that occurs, as we no longer have to remember if clamshells or deli trays are acceptable (which they are not). For plastics, simply put: #1 and #2 plastic bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars are recyclable. Everything (plastic, metal, aluminum, paper, etc..) must be empty, clean, and dry. Oh, and no caps or lids, please. The long view When you are standing at the recycle bin wondering why you can’t recycle something, these changes may not seem like a good thing. However, there are several pieces of good news. First, consider that China is working hard to clean up its environment. To see what it is working to fix, consider watching the film, “Plastic China.” Second, the items that are acceptable account for the greatest majority of what we recycle. By reducing our wish-cycling and sticking to empty, clean, and dry we are actually recycling more as less is being thrown out due to contamination. Third, these restrictions in the Chinese market (and other foreign importers of recyclables) require us to develop creative markets and uses for our own materials, as well as reconsider what we use for packaging. Finally, although we all want to be able to recycle more, the greatest impact we can have on our environment is to consider more carefully what we buy. Avoiding the purchase of single use plastic by choosing reusable items is a great step. So, while we will be limited for a while in what we can recycle, there are also many positives. In the meantime, remember the following mantra: EMPTY, CLEAN, and DRY for all and #1 and #2 bottles, tubs, jugs, and jars for plastics. It is easier than ever to recycle right and you can help make a difference on Whidbey by doing so! If you are interested in learning more about how to reduce our waste footprint or about sustainable living, contact Waste Wise at WSU Extension Island County. Email ic.wastewise@wsu.edu or call 360639-6062.

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What a weekend it was. Glorious sun, rampant rain, Payless power outages, and a four game sweep by the Mariners over the Astros. There is so much excitement in my mind, where shall we begin?

Okay, then we’ll talk about bar-b-que brisket from Marysville. Why Marysville? Because when best friends get together, they want the best for each other. The latest issue of Food & Wine has an article honoring the best bar-b-ques in the U.S. of A. Each state is represented, with a state winner and two runners-up. Washington’s top bar-b-que winner, according to Food & Wine’s reviewer David Landsel, is Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ, just up the road in Marysville. So, in honor of best friends, Snohomish Tom of Dorothy’s Lane, threw a shindig sans soirée last Friday for a dozen of the best. Bar-b-que brisket from Jeff’s, with coleslaw, baked beans, shrimp cocktail, goldfish, Tom’s Mom’s homemade rhubarb pie and ice cream, and enough beverage choices to make Total Wine look boring. Of course, with the many attending from all parts of the island and mainland, the host had arranged for his friends to be escorted to and from home by professional designated drivers. As a responsible reporter covering this annual brisket fest for the Whidbey Weekly readers who would like to enjoy a bar-b-que without needing napkins, I drove alone. Tom’s background, back-rubbed brisket music was from his wife’s classic cassette recordings of 1956-57 rock n’ roll hits, all hand-carved by Tom. Imagine a half dozen men, ages ranging from low 70s to mid-80s, sitting on the narrow ridge of a dahlia-filled flower box, trying to remember song lyrics, song artists, or who they took to the prom. This cavalcade of generations was again enjoying music which had been their transistor or car radio companions, from age ten to twenty. Songs like Rockin’ Robin’, Get a Job, and Goodnight, My Love. Want to dance? These guys were not dancing. They were too busy laughing, chewing, and having fun. Next door, enjoying her fantastically colored garden, neighbor Carole soaked in the sun while her cuter than a bug’s ear bassets, Lily and Carly, soaked in the shade. Carole was nice enough not to call the law about the excessively loud laughter. She was enjoying the music. Enjoying the company more than the music was 17-year young Leaping Lena, the three legged kitty, with the social skills of a foreign diplomat. Every one of Tom’s guests got equal Lena petting time. In diplomacy, there is another term for petting time, but it is too transparent to use with the kids still out of school. Tom told me yesterday at lunch that Lena slept 14 hours straight through after his party. Gotta watch out for that diplomatic feline exhaustion. Remember those tests in school where words are omitted from a passage and students are required to fill in the blanks? A reading comprehension activity. That method of testing, according to Uncle Bing (Aunt Google took too long to answer), is called the Cloze Procedure. The friends on the flower box were like a group Cloze Procedure, filling in the blanks together. Whether it was a fishing trip or a singer’s name, this gathering of like-minds was filling in their blanks, and making new ones. It was wonderful to see and be part of. Some of us heard more than others. Some of

us read lips better than others, but, you know what? We all laughed the same. Loud and often. There is a world out there. A World called FRIENDS.

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Of course, maybe Tom is still adding up the bill? I sure ate more than my share of shrimp. Just ask Bruce, the guy who plays the piano, founded a hot sauce company, and is often seen driving down a street named after his family.

2. Lazy toothbrush. When was the last time you stuck your toothbrush in your mouthwash? Sounds like a country song to me. But, it helps, and those microorganisms we cannot macro need to be cleaned too.

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1. Reaching for coffee first thing. Not good. Coffee is a diuretic, not a hydrator creator. Cure–drink 8 ounces of water first, then the coffee, or slam down a five-hour energy drink and call it good.

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3. Sugartime. Mom loved that song by the McGuire Sisters but my dentist does not like Jarritos Lime Pure Cane Sugar soda pop hecho en Mexico. Any more than 25 milligrams of sugar a day and we are running at the park. Park, by the way, according to the Allstate ad, is the most popular street name in America.

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We average 82 grams of sugar per day, gearing us up for anxiety, depression, and a build up of liver toxins. I know I get anxious when not having sugar, but why complain and make it an anxiety? I’ll have other opportunities.

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4. Too much texting can cause a prolonged head forward posture which can lead to tech neck. Our Aunt Dorothy was head parasitologist for the State of Mississippi. She had her head down and eyes in a microscope eight hours a day, for more years than it took for Bernoulli to find his principles.

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5. Applying sunscreen too sparingly is an issue as most clothing, for example, a T-shirt, is only an SPF of 8, offering no protection. Suggestion—lather in sunscreen, and then put on your clothes. For added protection, raincoats are encouraged. 6. Eating lunch at your desk. With distractions, we overeat. We are encouraged to turn off all screens, chew slowly, and focus on the food. Why not chew with your eyes closed and listen to Pandora? 7. Ignoring stress. Better to release it. Dr. David Spiegel, director of the Center on Stress and Health at Stanford University School of Medicine states, “A good model of stress management is to be troubled, do something about it and get beyond it. A bad model is to avoid it and let it accumulate.” Night time rituals help us unwind, whether it be yoga, conversations with friends, or listening to the quiet. Tuning out everything by turning on anything is not the solution. In reviewing the suggested seven, I realize I am batting somewhere between a career in T-ball and one in the batting cage. Much of my caffeine-induced morning involves sugar. With a lazy toothbrush, I may be brushing with caffeine twice a day. No wonder I cannot sleep until after watching an episode of Dick Powell’s Zane Grey Theatre. In fact, watching westerns is my best stress relieving ritual before applying sunscreen while eating at my desk thinking of my next cup of coffee. Thanks for listening. Please join us here next week for more local gossip without last names. Remember, you read it here last. 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 pontoon boat for Albertsons/Safeway that competed in this year’s Seafair Milk Carton race at Green Lake, with the Albertsons/Safeway crew winning the commercial division. The pontoon boat was made from 5356 and 6061 aluminum welded with 5356 wire and 4043 rod and it held approximately 200 half gallon milk cartons. This year marks the 48th year for this event on Green Lake.

Whidbey Playhouse Presents Daddy Long Legs The Whidbey Playhouse is pleased to announce the opening of Daddy Long Legs, a new musical by Paul Gordon (Broadway’s Jane Eyre) and John Caird (Les Miserables). Set in early 20th century New York, this play chronicles the Cinderella-style letters of Jerusha Abbott, an orphan aging out of the John Grier Home, and a mysterious philanthropist who sends her to college. On the conditions he remains anonymous and Jerusha writes monthly letters detailing her studies and observations of new-found college life, she embarks with frankness and humor on a journey from orphan to author, to the increasing intrigue of the benefactor she has dubbed “Daddy Long Legs.” This coming-of-age story explores the idea that life perhaps wasn’t all that different a hundred years ago, and it asks what the true meaning of charity is. With soaring melodies you will not be able to get out of your heart, Daddy Long Legs is a laughter-filled musical that will stay with you long after you leave the theater. This musical stars well-known locals Heather Good McCoy and Darren McCoy, is produced by Tara Hizon, and is directed by Cynthia Kleppang and Doug Langrock (in his directorial debut). Daddy Long Legs performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm starting Thursday, September 7 through Sunday, September 23. Call the box office at 360-679-2237 for further information, show dates, discounts, and reservations, or email office@whidbeyplayhouse. com. [Submitted by Whidbey Playhouse]

Skagit Valley College Weld Club Creates Fern Sculpture for the City of Mount Vernon

Fall classes at SVC start September 25. For information about SVC’s Welding program and other courses and programs, visit www.skagit. edu/getstarted [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Deer Lagoon Grange and Friends Hold Spontaneous Event at Whidbey Island Fair

NAS Whidbey Island SAR, has conducted 33 total missions throughout Washington State this year, including 22 rescues, seven searches and four medical evacuations. The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/ MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation. Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the unit may also be used for civil SAR/MEDEVAC needs to the fullest extent practicable on a non-interference basis with primary military duties according to applicable national directives, plans, guidelines and agreements; specifically, the unit may launch in response to tasking by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (based on a Washington State Memorandum of Understanding) for inland missions, and/or tasking by the United States Coast Guard for all other aeronautical and maritime regions, when other assets are unavailable. [Submitted by Thomas Mills, Public Affairs Specialist, NAS Whidbey Island]

Deer Lagoon Grange held a successful and happy event at the 2018 Whidbey Island Fair in which children and adults alike made critters out of agricultural products. This idea was spontaneous and not part of the published fair program. The critter display featured over 200 lovingly made creations, and brought joy to participants and fair-goers. Spiderman (a cartoon-like person who was part of the fair entertainment) made a special appearance and taught children how to make spiders with vegetables and toothpicks. Stewards from South Whidbey Tilth and the Grange got a chance to teach the children about the many types of fruits, honey, compost, herbs and vegetables entered and on display. Deer Lagoon Grange also created an educational display featuring fruits and vegetables that are locally grown in Washington state. None of this would have been possible without the generous donations of produce from Saar’s Market in Oak Harbor, Clinton Foodmart, The Goose at Bayview and The Star Store of Langley. Joining in the effort to provide material for Critter creation was Good Cheer Food Bank. All produce remaining from the project was carefully sorted and distributed to Good Cheer Food Bank for use by residents of South Whidbey, and to South Whidbey School Farms for their students’ and faculty’s composting project. The members of Deer Lagoon Grange would like to publicly thank these businesses and organizations, and express their gratitude for another opportunity to work with the children, adults, and seniors of our community in service. [Submitted by Tori Johnson & Chuck Prochaska, Deer Lagoon Grange]

NAS Whidbey SAR Rescues Injured Hiker On Forbidden Peak

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delivered him to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle at approximately 3:30pm.

A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured climber from Forbidden Peak August 2.

In partnership with the City of Mount Vernon, Mary and the SVC Weld Club students created a large art piece for the Mount Vernon Library. The Fern Sculpture was dedicated Tuesday, August 14 at the Mount Vernon Library.

The SAR team arrived on the scene at approximately 7,500 feet elevation on Forbidden Peak in the Cascade Mountains before noon. Two SAR crew members were lowered down to the climber, who was wedged between a cliff and a sheet of ice, and suffering multiple broken bones and a spinal injury. Because of his trapped situation and the extent of his injuries, the two crewmembers stayed on scene to prepare the climber for a hoist while the SAR helicopter returned to NAS Whidbey Island to refuel.

Also this year, Mary and her students designed and created and built an 18’ long aluminum

When the SAR crew returned they hoisted the injured climber onboard the helicopter and

Local Community Foundation Offers Grants for Whidbey Nonprofits The Whidbey Community Foundation, created in 2016, provides support for nonprofit organizations serving Whidbey Island by raising funds and offering training opportunities. Due to the generosity of a local donor, the Community Foundation will provide grants to human service organizations “that act on and respond to the needs of people in need.” Grant applications for up to $5,000 will be accepted through the Whidbey Community Foundation website from August 1 to August 31, 2018. More information is available on the website: www.whidbeyfoundation.org, or by calling the Foundation at 360-660-5041. Funding to support the needs on Whidbey Island is raised by the Whidbey Community Foundation through a variety of donor vehicles, including endowments and bequests. The donation that is providing this round of grants was raised through the Community Impact Funds, and an array of topics are offered for potential donors including human services, animal welfare, arts and culture, education, environment and recreation, health and wellness, or general support for Whidbey nonprofit agencies. [Submitted by Whidbey Community Foundation]

Conservation Buyer Saves a Whidbey Island Forest Pat Powell has worked with conservation buyers before, but the call she received last spring was still a wonderful surprise. The caller was looking for help finding a noteworthy forest property on South Whidbey to purchase for preservation. Powell, executive director of the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, met with the caller. The more the two talked, the more Powell’s heart warmed as she realized the impact such a purchase could make toward local conservation. The discussion led to the protection of a 140-acre forest northwest of Langley that ties together three other protected forestlands. It is an amazing forest full of wetlands, a lush understory, and mature trees. It is also a haven for native wildlife, including reptiles and amphibians and an exciting variety of birds. The conservation buyer, who we’ll call “C.B.,” wishes to remain anonymous. C.B. purchased the land from Waterman Enterprises, then donated a conservation easement to the Land Trust that removed all development and commercial forestry rights. The property is now protected in perpetuity as a wildlife refuge and has been named Raven’s Forest Forever. “I wanted to conserve a forest because this is

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED a critical time for this jewel of a planet,” C.B. said. “It’s incumbent on people to do what they can.” Raven’s Forest Forever is located in one of 27 areas in Island County identified as high conservation priorities by the Land Trust. This particular priority area on South Whidbey consists of large blocks of forest held in private and public ownership. With Raven’s Forest Forever, the Land Trust has protected more than 1,100 acres in this priority area. “These large acreages are really important to maintain the incredible quality of life we enjoy on our islands,” Powell said. “Conserved lands keep our water and air clean and control and filter surface water. Contiguous forestland is critical to provide habitat for a variety of our native bird species and other wildlife.” C.B.’s desire was to find a mature forest where trees would have a chance to live out their lives naturally without the threat of being cut down, and to save wildlife from the upheaval. She also wanted the opportunity for her and others to experience the benefits of nature. She was happy to learn that a trail already existed on the property. The trail will be opened for walkers after it is improved. Pets and other domestic animals will need to remain at home to keep the forest as a refuge for wildlife. “When people walk into a natural area, they’re getting health as well as emotional benefits,” C.B. said. “We know people are more peaceful when they’re spending time in nature. We know that when we enter a natural space, the grip of the world’s chaos and darkness is loosened, and we gather our own energies back, reconnecting.” She calls Raven’s Forest Forever a “healthy and beautiful” forest that was managed intelligently. “I like to visualize what it might look like 100 or more years from now,” C.B. said. “We may go through very different climate changes and I want to set this forest up for successful longevity.” Debra Waterman of Waterman Enterprises called the purchase an “optimal situation” for her family. The Watermans selectively logged the property in the past instead of clear-cutting it, a major reason it was so appealing for conservation purposes. The forest also connects with three other protected forest properties, including Harry Case’s Forest Forever. Case, another incredibly generous donor, gifted all of the development rights on his adjacent 168-acre forest to the Land Trust in 2009. Case’s forest is full of towering giants. Such trees fascinate C.B., who moved to Whidbey Island five years ago. “Since I was a little child, I’ve always loved nature,” she said. “I’ve always been comfortable and happy in nature. I respect trees and love the idea of allowing them to grow into old age.” “The Land Trust is incredibly grateful to C.B. for her vision and generosity,” Powell said, adding that “Raven’s Forest Forever will benefit islanders and wildlife for generations to come.” The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a nonprofit nature conservation organization that actively involves the community in protecting, restoring, and appreciating the important natural habitats and resource lands that support the diversity of life on our islands and in the waters of Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.wclt.org, email info@wclt.org, or call 360-222-3310. [Submitted by Ron Newberry, Communications Manager, WCLT]

Local Business News Local Businesses Team Up for a Bite Two local businesses are teaming up for another tasty venture. Chris’ Bakery is now providing the buns for Bite, a gourmet hot dog stand located at 1009 Ault Field Rd. in Oak Harbor, in front of Veracity Motors by Furniture World. “It just seemed like a logical fit – they need buns, we bake ‘em, what could be better?” said Meghan Vasquez, of Chris’ Bakery. “Now you can order one of Bite’s great gourmet hot

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Peoples Bank “Pay It Forward Pigs” Campaign Raises Awareness about Importance of Saving and Helping Others Campaign builds on last year’s “Pigs in Parks” scavenger hunt, placing new emphasis on giving back to the community

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someone else’s day better. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@peoplesbankwa), and many pigs will be placed in plain sight. “Helping our customers reach their financial goals while giving back to the community has been a central part of Peoples Bank’s ethos since our first branch opened in Washington state nearly 100 years ago,” said Michelle Barrett, Chief Retail Banking and Marketing Officer. “’Pay It Forward Pigs’ is our way of highlighting the importance of both saving money and helping each other. We want to support the communities that have supported us because we value them, and because it is the right thing to do.”

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According to a study released earlier this year by GoBanking Rates, approximately 14 percent of Americans have nothing saved for retirement, and 42 percent have less than $10,000 put away, putting them at risk for retiring without being able to cover annual expenses. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates adults 65 and older spend about $46,000 a year, on average, putting many older Americans in financial jeopardy. The study also found that nearly 20 percent of millennials have nothing saved for retirement. In Washington state, 32 percent of residents have $0 saved, and nearly half have less than $1,000 saved. More information about “Pay it Forward Pigs” and full contest rules can be found at www. peoplesbank-wa.com/pigs. Search #findthepig on Instagram and Facebook for up-to-date information about the contest.

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Anyone who shares a photo and short explanation of how they paid forward an act of kindness, whether they find a pig or not, is eligible to be entered to win the grand prize of $500, which includes $250 for the winner and $250 for the charity of their choice. Photos must be shared on Instragram tagging @ peoplesbankwa or can be submitted using the form at www.peoplesbank-wa.com/pigs. The grand prize winner will be announced Sept. 7. It is Never Too Early to Start Saving

On Wednesday, Aug. 15, Peoples Bank will release 173 piggy banks containing over $5,000 in cash. The campaign, “Pay It Forward Pigs,” is designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving while encouraging people to “pay forward” acts of kindness. Scattered near Peoples Bank branches in Chelan, Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties, each pig contains $30; $15 for the finder and $15 to make

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED Made by Hand Folded Forest Saturday, August 25, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library Try different styles of paper craft as we fringe, fold, and cut out cute forest creatures. Free and fun for all ages.

Religious Services Prayer Group 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.

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, August 16, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save three lives and the Lions have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ bloodworksnw.org or call 1-800-398-7888. The church is located at 608 North Main St. For more information, call Sue Hartin 503-7893595.

Warbird Weekend Friday, August 17, 5:00pm-10:00pm Saturday, August 18, 10:00am-4:00pm Heritage Flight Museum 15053 Crosswind Dr, Burlington Friday come enjoy BBQ and live music at the Barnstormer Dance. Saturday, Warbird Fly Day will have food and loads of fun.

Farmers Market Tour Saturday, August 18 Tour both the Coupeville and Bayview Farmer’s Markets by Island Transit. Judy Feldman, Director of the Organic Farm School, will be onboard to discuss organic farming as we ride the bus from the Coupeville Farmer’s Market celebrating its 40th year, to the Bayview Farmer’s Market. Bring your own bag and some cash for lunch at one of the market vendors or a nearby café on this free, festive, farm fresh tour on Island Transit. RSVP at Travel@ islandtransit.org or call 360-678-9536.

Junior Ranger Program: Trees & Tree Rings Saturday, August 18, 1:00pm-2:00pm or 2:00pm-3:00pm Fort Ebey State Park, 400 Hill Valley Rd, Coupeville Discover the many parts of a tree. Learn how a tree grows. Act out life as a tree and color your own tree ring. Wear weather appropriate clothing. A Discover Pass is required for parking. For more information, contact Jackie French at jackie.french@parks.wa.gov or call 360-678-1186.

Not Your Grandma’s Bingo Saturday, August 18, 6:00pm-8:30pm Island County Fairgrounds Main Stage, Langley $16 per person (must be 21+ to attend) The outdoor event benefits Island Senior Resources. Food, ice cream and beverages will be available for purchase. For more information, visit www.senior-resources.org

WAIF Wag’n’Walk 5K Run/1 K Walk Festival Sunday, August 19, 10:00am-3:00pm Greenbank Farm Join the fun and help raise funds to find forever homes for WAIF dogs & cats! Games for dogs and humans, canine demonstrations, fun contests, delicious food, beer and wine garden. To register and for more information, vis www.wagnwalk.org

Island Herb Vendor Day Sunday, August 19, 11:00am-3:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Ceres 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

Bayview Corner Street Dance Wednesday, August 22, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley Janie Cribbs & T.Rust offer a mix of powerhouse vocals laced with gorgeous gritty guitar featuring original soulful songs, compelling stories and blues-drenched licks all laid down with irresistible rhythms and melodies. Held rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Nature Walk Friday, August 24, 11:00am-12:00pm South Whidbey State Park, Freeland Enjoy a slow-paced, family-friendly nature walk. Take in nature through all your senses to revive your wonder of the forest. Meet at the paved parking lot near the amphitheater. Wear weather appropriate clothing and a Discover Pass is required for parking. For more information, contact Jackie French at jackie.french@ parks.wa.gov or call 360-678-1186.

Hot August Nights Friday, August 24, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Join the 2nd annual Hot August Nights! There will be live music, dancing, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a no host bar, and a “fund-a-need” live auction. Tickets are available at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, online (https://squareup. com/store/oak-harbor-senior-center-foundation), or at the door for $30. For more information, contact Carly Waymire at cwaymire@ oakharbor.org or 360-279-4583.

All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Saturday, August 25, 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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Saturday, August 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Kouchlock 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

Open Skate Fridays Every Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr, Oak Harbor Proceeds support Boys & Girls Club. $5 per skater and $3 for general admission. Last Friday of the month, skate with the Whidbey Island Roller Girls! Sorry, checks not accepted, credit card fees apply. For more information, call 360-240-9273.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Oak Harbor Mayor and Fire Department Visit the Library Thursday, August 16, 10:30am-11:30am Oak Harbor Library Celebrate summer reading, and meet Mayor Severns and the Oak Harbor Fire Department crew. Learn fire safety tips for your entire family and climb aboard a fire truck! Fun for everyone! Be sure to bring your camera. Explore Summer - Teen Movie Matinee: “School of Rock” Thursday, August 16, 2:00pm-3:45pm Coupeville Library What if your teacher turned your class into a rock band? Join us for snacks and a matinee of the Jack Black comedy classic “School of Rock!” PG-13.

South Whidbey at Home Book Group Thursday, August 16, 3:00pm Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Madeline Albright’s “Fascism: A Warning.” You don’t need to be a member of South Whidbey at Home to attend - everyone is welcome! Books2Movies Friday, August 17, 2:00pm-4:30pm Freeland Library This group will focus on books that were made into movies. Read/Listen to the book then join us for the movie and a lively talk. This month’s book is “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls.

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

Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, August 18, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave.

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

Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library.

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

Teaching Through God’s Word

Explore Summer - Rock On! Saturday, August 18, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library

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

Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

Write Now with Arleen Williams - Writing Memoir: What? Why? How? Monday, August 20, 1:30pm-3:30pm Coupeville Library Do you have a story to tell but find yourself struggling to get words on the page? Learn how to turn off your internal editor, organize your work, and what to do with that completed manuscript. Women’s Stories: Our Health and Healing Monday, August 20, 5:30pm-8:00pm Coupeville Library Join in a conversation to explore women’s personal narratives about their bodies, health, and the impact of those stories on healing and quality of life. 3rd Tuesday Book Group Tuesday, August 21, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of George Eliot’s “Silas Marner.” One Christmas on the threshold of Silas Marner’s house a little girl appears. And the soul of the hermit starts to melt... Fairy House & Garden - Let’s Create Together! Tuesday, August 21, 10:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Time to build a fairy house! Join flower girl artist Kristi O’Donnell in making a wee house for your fairy friends. Materials are provided and you are welcome to bring your own! Explore Summer: Any Way You Rock It with Eric Ode Wednesday, August 22, 2:00pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Children’s author, poet, and award-winning songwriter Eric Ode is ready to rock the library! But Eric’s friend Zeb (puppet) isn’t sure he and his banjo will fit in. Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, August 23, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Denise Kiernan’s “The Girls of Atomic City,” a true story of a top-secret town and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb. For adults. Hiking Close to Home Thursday, August 23, 4:00pm Oak Harbor Library You don’t have to travel to the Cascades or Olympics to enjoy a great hike. Maribeth Crandell shares her favorite hikes in our neck of the woods. For adults.

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service

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

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

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

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

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Janis Saunders Meet the Artist: Monday, August 27, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Artist Janis Saunders will be demonstrating the tools of her trade. Starting with an armful of fine yarns, Janis uses a computer-assisted loom to explore simple and complex patterns. Her work features lovely cotton and rayon Tencel™ scarves whose threads have been resistdyed or hand painted before they are woven, making each scarf unique. WHAT'S GOING ON

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Enjoy a picnic on the prairie! Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Each year thousands of people enjoy the scenic vistas and trails that are part of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, which includes more than 17,000 acres of land on central Whidbey Island.

Ebey’s National Historic Reserve celebrates 40 years By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Whidbey Island is full of treasures. Saturday, Aug. 25, everyone is invited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of its biggest – Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Friends of Ebey’s will hold a Picnic on the Prairie from 3 to 6 p.m. at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm, 46 S. Ebey Rd. in Coupeville. Organizers say they are excited to have found a way for everyone to celebrate the sheltered jewel at the center of our island. “Sherman’s Pioneer Farm turned out to be an ideal setting for a big community picnic, in the heart of Ebey’s Prairie, surrounded by the stunning agricultural landscape the Reserve was created to protect,” said Alix Roos, Friends of Ebey’s executive director. “The Sherman family has been farming the Reserve since the 1800s; multi-generational family farms are a cornerstone of what makes the Reserve so special. “Our hope is that If we can all be there together, look around, feel proud and savor the successes of what we have accomplished, it will endeavor us to work another 40 years, and another - so future generations will continue to enjoy and play their part in sustaining something so special,” she continued. The event is free. Everyone is invited to bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy an afternoon of games, trolley rides, kite flying and face painting. There will be local musicians busking

and plein air artists painting to add to the fun. The Coupeville Lions will be selling corn on the cob, bayleaf will offer wine and cheese for sale and Penn Cove Taproom will have beer for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from picnic sales will be donated to Friends of Ebey’s and donation jars will also be available for those wishing to make a donation to the nonprofit organization. No outside alcohol is allowed. And, while this is a family-friendly event, organizers ask people to please leave pets at home – they are not allowed on the farm and parking will be in direct sun. The afternoon is a great way to celebrate the uniqueness of Ebey’s Reserve and all it encompasses. “Many people aren’t aware of the magnitude of Ebey’s Reserve and all it offers to locals and visitors,” said Roos. The Reserve includes more than 17,000 acres, most of which is privately owned. The Town of Coupeville and three state parks fall within its boundaries, as do “stunning landscapes and shorelines, hiking trails and an awe-inspiring agricultural landscape,” said Roos. When Ebey’s Reserve was created four decades ago, it was ground-breaking. There was nothing else like it in the nation. “The Reserve was a new model for preserving a large, significant historic area,” said Kristen Griffin, who has been the Reserve manager for four-and-a-half years. ”While there are federal, state, town and county lands within the Reserve, the

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Visits to historic buildings on Ebey’s Reserve, like the Jacob and Sarah Ebey house, are growing steadily. Fundraising efforts by the nonprofit Friends of Ebey’s Reserve help the trust board preserve and maintain these historic landmarks.

majority (85%) is privately owned. Protection is accomplished through conservation easements, local land use regulation, and the cooperation of land owners.” Management of the Reserve is done by a trust board, which coordinates the interests of its four partners – the National Park Service, Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, the Town of Coupeville and Island County. The trust board also provides outreach and education. According to Griffin, the collaboration between these four partners as well as organizations like the Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Lands and the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, has been key to the Reserve’s preservation. “But what shines brightest in Central Whidbey are the efforts of private citizens in preserving this area’s history, heritage and landscape,” she said. “So many heroes who have worked hard, provided support and even voluntarily given up development rights to their own land - that is the remarkable thread

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Birthday bash planned for Coupeville Farmers Market By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

A big birthday deserves a big celebration, so the Coupeville Farmers Market invites everyone to join in the birthday fun Saturday in honor of its 40th season.

“It’s time to celebrate,” said Market Manager Peg Tennant of the milestone event. “We want to have a good time and a fun party and let everyone know we’re happy to be here, we’re thankful to be here and we plan on staying.”

Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Farmers Market The Coupeville Farmers Market will celebrate it’s 40th year of continuous operation Saturday with a birthday party during normal market hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Birthday cake will be served and other special activities are planned.

There’s always a lot going on at the market, but this weekend will be filled with extra special treats. Everyone is invited to enjoy a piece of birthday cake (while it lasts), served by Friends of Ebey’s Reserve, members of the Central Whidbey Lions will be there with their hot dog cart, artist and longtime vendor Perry Woodfin will make a special appearance, vendors will be running specials and there will be a give-away as a thank you to the community, said Tennant.

Island Transit,” said Tennant, who is also hoping to present the first “Friend of the Market Award.”

The celebration also coincides with Island Transit’s special Farmers Market Tour. Those interested can tour the Coupeville and Bayview Farmers Markets, while discussing the organic farm movement between stops with Judy Feldman, director of Whidbey Island’s Organic Farm School. (You can make reservations for the bus tour by emailing travel@ islandtransit.org or by calling 360-678-9536.)

Tennant said the community partnerships the Coupeville Farmers Market has established with other local organizations and businesses, like Prairie Center, are one of the reasons the market has been able to sustain itself for 40 years, one of the longest in the state.

“I’m hoping to do a short presentation for

“We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time,” she said. “We’re really blessed here to have a local grocery store that doesn’t fight us. Ken Hoffcamp and Prairie Center Red Apple have not just been neutral, but really supportive of the market. We refer people to them when we don’t have something and they refer people to us.”

“It all boils down to relationships and the

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Steward David Surber assed away July 4, 2018, after an extensive endeavor with a chronic heart condition. Stewart was born April 16, 1964 in Lemoore, Calif. to Edwin and Elaine Surber. He was raised in Lemoore and Oxnard, Calif. before relocating with his parents via the U.S. Navy to Oak Harbor, Wash. in 1972. Stewart attended Oak Harbor High School where he competed and surpassed others in track and football. He received top honors in the 40-yard dash, achieving timed records that were exemplary. He graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1982. Stewart was an avid fisherman. He followed his passion, which led him to Alaska, where he worked for 30 plus years in the fishing industry. Up until 2014, Stewart spent 16 years working for Aleutian Spray Fisheries, where his hard work and dedication made way for him to become a factory manager for this company which he very much respected. Stewart was a great shipmate, a favorite boss, and a good friend to many. He had a joking, fun characteristic like no other. Whether fishing for work or for fun, Stewart always had the lucky catch of the day - no matter who he was with. He enjoyed football, baseball, and of course he loved the casino. Stewart enjoyed the outdoors - golfing, boating, hunting, snowboarding, sunshine and wildlife. No bird, deer or squirrel would ever go hungry with Stewart around. He will be remembered for his good-hearted, fun-filled nature and his practical jokes. His laughter was priceless. He was a kid at heart. He would often say, “The light that burns the brightest burns half as long.” He was that light. Stewart is survived by his wife, Jana Surber; two daughters, Tatiana Surber and Lyndsi Applegarth; and son, Jerin Applegarth. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Tierin Dorsey and Lanie Tubbs; his father Edwin (Mildred) Surber; and siblings, Scott (Kelly) Surber, Steve (Linette) Surber, and Sam (Siobhan) Surber. He was preceded in death by his mother, Elaine Young. A casual memorial will be held in his honor from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 18 at the CPO club in Oak Harbor.

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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 Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, August 21, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor The theme for August is “Depicting what summer means to you”. You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@hotmail.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@comcast.net

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, August 22, 11:30am CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor The featured speaker for the monthly no-host luncheon will be announced at a later late. The public is invited. Call 360-240-9500 for directions and more information.

Island Transit Public Hearing Friday, August 24, 9:30am Island Transit Main Office, 19758 SR 20, Coupeville Public Hearing to give feedback on the draft of the 6-year transit development plan.

MONDAY, JUNE 18 8:58 am, SW Fort Nugent Ave. Reporting male dressed in camouflage walked into women’s bathroom. 2:32 pm, SR 20 Contact in lobby regarding subject who was kicked out of location for stealing an extra muffin out of the breakfast basket. 3:32 pm, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising bicyclist is harassing workers at location. 4:26 pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Requesting contact regarding ongoing issues with her garden. 6:30 pm, SR 20 Caller advising clerk from store came out and was extremely rude, states she accused him of stealing gas from location. TUESDAY, JUNE 19 4:02 pm, NW Fairhaven Dr. Caller found a rooster in his back yard, unknown what to do with it. 5:36 pm, SR 20 Advising some guy yelled at her, says she is harassing him; she requests it be noted she is not harassing anyone. 7:28 pm, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising he and two friends were just kicked out of location for having a thermos of coffee. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 10:32 am, NE Barron Dr. Advising raccoon is on roof with babies.

Whidbey Island Weavers’ Guild Thursday, September 6, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute 180 Parker Rd, Coupeville The September program will be presented by Elisabeth Hill: Deflected Doubleweave. Bring a brown bag lunch and your own beverage cup. For more information, visit www.whidbey weaversguild.org

7:53 pm, SR 20 Advising subject in red vehicle flipped off caller and is now brake-checking. 8:39 pm, SE Ely St. Reporting party advising female subject is walking down road in a robe.

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11:49 pm, NW Rigging St. Caller states ex-wife is stalking him.

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26 6:59 am, NE Izett St. Garbage truck vs. unoccupied parked car; non blocking, non injury.

Free Medicare Workshop Friday, August 17, 10:00am Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Each remaining day this year, 10,000 Americans will turn 65. Are you one of them? If so, you need to understand Medicare enrollment deadlines, benefits, and insurance options. The State-wide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) offers free, unbiased information on Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Part D - Drug Plans, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, and cost-saving programs for those who are income eligible. No registration required.

NRA Personal Protection In The Home Class Friday, August 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, August 18, 8:00am-6:00pm NWSA Range 886 Gun Club Rd., Oak Harbor Cost: $35, includes a book This class builds on skills already gained in other shooting classes and shooting styles, which the student must be able to show documentation or competency. The class also gives a thorough legal brief, provided by an attorney, on the provisions of law pertaining to the ownership and use of a firearm. Defensive shooting skills are emphasized in this class. WHAT'S GOING ON

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10:35 am, SW Erie St. Requesting call referencing being at location two weeks ago and saw male businessman carrying pistol on his side with the slide cocked. Wants to know if he should have called 9-1-1. 10:55 am, NW Kathleen Dr. Caller stating stray cats digging up yard and spraying her home; hoping to obtain a trap. Requesting call. 12:28 pm, SW Barlow St. Advising crazy guy behind reporting party is yelling and throwing things. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27 4:43 pm, NW Frigate St. Advising someone attached dead rat outside of neighbor’s mailbox. 5:46 pm, SE Midway Blvd. Advising white male or female is yelling outside pregnancy clinic; states “he’s got his skirt pulled up and is sitting bare butt on the steps.” SATURDAY, JUNE 30 10:21 am, NW Kathleen Dr. Advising her cat is in neighbor’s yard; feels neighbor is harassing her with constant contact about having cat removed.

4:05 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Party has been in jail for past four months; her boyfriend has access to her vehicle. Boyfriend was supposed to pick her up when she got out but he wasn’t there. Now she cannot find him and no one has seen him. 8:53 pm, SW 6th Ave. Caller advising for last two days his laundry has been disappearing. 10:33 pm, SW 3rd Ave. Requesting check on male loitering around in front of area; subject is walking around, pacing, slapping his thighs. SUNDAY, JULY 1 1:50 am, SR 20 Caller advising they were supposed to make delivery at location; employee yelled at them and took hand truck. States similar situation happened yesterday, requesting assistance regaining personal property. MONDAY, JULY 2 8:22 am, N Oak Harbor St. Requesting call referencing finding white powder substance down the side of the car yesterday. 11:55 am, N Oak Harbor St Tenant at location has 17 cats. 4:19 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party advising has vehicle registration with her name as only registered owner; states gave keys to male who was supposed to pick her up when she got out of jail. Male is not returning vehicle. 7:47 pm, NW Redwing Dr. Party advising neighbor’s two cats have been in her back yard for a week and neighbor won’t come get her cats. TUESDAY, JULY 3 7:32 am, SE Pioneer Way Male subject wearing a Jesus shirt appears to be intoxicated. 8:23 am, SR 20 Advising female at side of bulding is yelling swear words over and over to no one. 11:15 am, SE Barrington Dr. Requesting law enforcement contact his 11-year-old son; states law enforcement drove by him earlier and his son threw up his hands like a gangster and yelled out “What are you looking at, fool?” 5:57 pm, NE 10th Ave. Advising children found gold watch and 22 ammo in a North Whidbey Middle School Panthers bag at trash can of park near location. WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 12:15 am, NE Barron Dr. Caller advising male standing in parking lot by his vehicle for four minutes looking around. States male is creepy. 9:50 am, SE Barrington Dr. Advising transients are all over town screaming at her about money. 5:02 pm, SR 20 Reporting party states he had a 24-ounce, 8-percent beer at 2:30 pm, finished at 3 pm; wondering if he is okay to drive now. 5:46 pm, SR 20 Advising “extremely drunk man” got out of his car and urinated in lot and left. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Denis Hill Image Courtesy of Friends of Ebey’s Reserve All are invited to join the Friends of Ebey’s Reserve for a 40th anniversary Picnic on the Prairie from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at Sherman’s Pioneer Farm in Coupeville.

that connects all the partners and is appreciated and enjoyed by so many people today. Much of the scenic beauty, historic buildings and access to recreation we enjoy is made possible with the support and cooperation of property owners.” “All of these facets contribute to the myriad of partnerships that continue to make the Reserve a success story,” agreed Roos. “We are grateful for the continual support the community and local businesses have given to Friends of Ebey’s, which has given us the opportunity to fund so many important projects helping to sustain the Reserve.” Roos said the group has contributed $50,000 to the trust board’s Ebey’s Forever Grant Program this year and has helped fund the adaptation of the historic NPS Sheep Barn on the Pratt Loop Trail into an outdoor learning center, among other preservation and outreach programs. Friends of Ebey’s Reserve has another fundraiser planned just before the picnic. The Golden Ticket Tour will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Aug. 25 and will be guided by Griffin and Reserve Preservation Coordinator Sarah Steen, who will focus on “Exploring the Reserve: past present and future,” said Roos. “The stops are a surprise, but will feature bites from the Captain Whidbey Inn and Oystercatcher and drink pairings by Coupeville’s bayleaf,” she said. “It’s another great opportunity to give back to the Reserve all while eating the best local food, stopping at rarely seen stops, and learning about and enjoying the scenery with your friends and neighbors.” There are a limited number of tickets left for the tour. They can be purchased at www. friendsofebeys.org until they are sold out. According to Griffin there is one more essential element in the Reserve’s continuing success.

“This was never intended to be a place run by a single entity,” she said. “It needs people to love it, step up and be involved. The coordinating role played by the trust board was intentionally put into the hands of citizen stewards, ordinary people who care and were willing to get involved. “Everywhere you look you see volunteers,” continued Griffin. “The Friends of Ebey’s is hugely important in raising funds for preservation, but also for bringing supporters to the Reserve. In the same way, it is our volunteer docents who share history and a love for this place with thousands of visitors from all over the world each year.” So if you’re looking for something uniquely “Whidbey” to do next weekend, consider a picnic on the prairie. “You simply cannot take a drive around the Reserve without constant examples of how the support of the community has saved the iconic buildings that make up the cultural heritage of the Reserve,” said Roos. “It would be a different place without the historic buildings and the stories they tell.” “If this place is part of your family history, if you enjoy the way you feel after a hike on the bluff or a walk on the beach, if you have ever served on the trust board or Historic Preservation Commission, if you are a Coupeville or Central Whidbey Lion, if you cherish the Reserve’s historic buildings, if you own a historic building that has received a grant, if you have helped restore an old barn, if you are glad we still have productive farms, if you have donated funding or time or support of any kind, please come and celebrate 40 years of partnership, community and this remarkable place,” said Griffin.

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the work of a small group of people in the central Whidbey area wanting to preserve our agricultural heritage,” she said. “The market was born the same year Ebey’s Reserve was born. Two groups responsive to the same desire. Agricultural awareness is a big thing. Not that it hasn’t been rocky at times, but it’s those community partnerships and the fact that this community knows we all work better together that has helped us succeed. “

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Tennant’s mantra for the market is “cleaner, closer, fresher, better.” She said they have managed to maintain locally grown and produced items with no resale/direct sale vendors. That, and the ingredients provided by Mother Nature, has helped cook up a great recipe for continued success. “We have mountains, water and fields, all in the same view,” she said. “Saturday is a day to celebrate this place. I love the central Whidbey community.”

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Whidbey nonprofit revives campaign to purchase, preserve historic home By Kacie Voeller Whidbey Weekly A Victorian soda fountain complete with items like sarsaparillas and egg creams, a 19th-century style store selling unique products from local artisans and a place where tourists and residents alike can catch a glimpse into history - this is the vision described by Lynne Hyde, president of local nonprofit Historic Whidbey, for the Haller House. The Haller residence is a historic home located in downtown Coupeville, just off Front and Main Street, and the dream for the building is to one day have it serve as an anchor to the town’s historical district. “The main purpose of the house [will be] to provide a window into the life of early Coupeville and central Whidbey,” Hyde said. “We plan to complement the Island County Historical Museum by offering interpretation of the 1850s and 1860s a period they currently have little space for.” There is an ongoing campaign by Historic Whidbey to purchase and restore the home. Historic Whidbey is the first group of its kind on the island and its mission is to preserve historical places and the stories that accompany them, while sharing these accounts with the public. The Haller House project is the group’s inaugural campaign, and it has taken multiple years. The effort nearly came to an end in 2016 until the National Park Service stepped in and offered its help. The current plan is for the National Park Service to buy the parcel of land connected to the waterfront, while Historic Whidbey will buy the lot with the house on it. The two groups will then work together to help preserve and maintain the historic aspects of the property. The effort to buy the home has been community-wide and beyond, with local donors and benefactors contributing in addition to the aid coming from the National Park Service. The push to raise the funds for the former Haller residence has been bolstered by a recent $50,000 matching grant from an anonymous Whidbey donor, and as of mid-August,

approximately $5,000 remains to reach the fundraising goal, provided all goes according to plan. The deadline to receive the funds is Oct. 31. Built in 1859 by the Brunn family, the house was originally of a simple design, and was later added on to by the Haller family, which gave the house its name. Col. Granville Haller was an Army man whose career was a patchwork of success and struggle, and along with his wife, Henrietta, the couple built a life for a time in Coupeville. Haller served in both the Seminole and Mexican-American War prior to arriving in the Oregon Territory. In the period of Manifest Destiny, in which total occupation of the American Republic was seen as a mission from the divine, Haller was an example of the patriotism of the time, tumultuous as his career was. Haller was also a participant in the “Pig War” and when the Civil War fell upon the nation, he turned to his duty again. However, he was accused of making an anti-Lincoln toast and was dismissed from his position, prompting his return to Coupeville with his wife. During his time in Coupeville, Haller contributed to the community by serving as a merchant, the postmaster, and even the Island County Treasurer. Eventually, duty called yet again and Haller was reinstated by the Army in 1879 as a colonel. This prompted a move to Seattle, but the Haller home remained, a reminder of the family’s time on the island. Haller’s career gives a glimpse of the home’s ties to history, and provides a connection between what was happening in Washington State with what was going on in the rest of the nation in the same time period. “A lot of this era of history - the 1850s and 1860s - are very poorly known even by people who have lived here a long time, so the Haller House can be the place to learn that,” Hyde said. Aside from its history, the house also possesses unique architectural features and is one of the most intact and distinct structures in the Central Whidbey Historic District, Hyde said. The structure’s design utilizes techniques that show three distinct periods of housing. The Brunn house was plank construction, while the Haller addition boasted balloon framing, with both including central fireplaces and gable roofs. Later on, stud walls were added to the Brunn portion of the home to help with stability. The combination of these styles in one home provides a picture of different eras, all in one place, making the Haller House a unique representation of the past.

Kris Wiltse Image Courtesy of Historic Whidbey The vision for the Haller House includes gardens appropriate to the period, along with the preservation of the home itself.

“As a hybrid of two buildings - a simple 1859 cabin joined on to Haller’s big 1866 showpiece colonial - the building technologies of the frontier can be seen up close and personal,” Hyde said. “We intend to honor authentic Victorian material culture in designing the interior presentation in our reha-

Photo Courtesy of Historic Whidbey The man in this photograph of the home from 1870 is said to be Col. Granville Haller himself.

bilitation. Because the house has been so little modified or modernized over its 150 year life, it’s in uncommonly original condition.” The acquisition of the home is just the first step toward making the space into all it is envisioned to be. Hyde predicts there will be a period of time needed to raise the money to restore the home and there will be ample opportunity for community to get involved, from clean-up to construction and landscaping. “We will make it as easy as possible to get volunteers to help in the project,” she said. “The house will belong to the whole community, so we want everyone to feel some ownership in making it a special retreat on Front Street.” The dream for the house is not only to get the community involved in its restoration, but to provide a space the community can utilize and enjoy. “We intend to develop the house as a mixed-use facility for public benefit,” Hyde said. “It will include interpretive/ educational space, a 19th century-style mercantile store with Victorian soda fountain, and office rental space on the second floor. We hope also to be able open the front parlors for community meeting space under certain conditions. We will restore the historic gardens for public use. The store and office space rental will make the property economically sustainable.” Hyde described the mission to save the house as being motivated by a love of preserving the character of old homes. “We live in one of the largest national historic districts in the country, so it seems an egregious dishonor to our community to just stand by and let the house slowly collapse,” she said. “Let the cities be modern; we have an architectural legacy here that can’t be found anywhere else in Washington.” To learn more about the campaign, the Haller house and its history, visit historicwhidbey.org. Information about donations is also available at historicwhidbey.org/data/donate.html.

Enjoy some music at Meerkerk Gardens By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Enjoy some fun music in Mother Nature’s studio Saturday as Meerkerk Gardens presents its annual Bluegrass in the Gardens from noon to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per person to attend, with proceeds to benefit the operation of the gardens. “Great live music in a beautiful setting – what’s not to like?” said Frank Simpson, director and garden manager at Meerkerk. “It is held in the ‘event’ space with the gazebo as the stage with a view of the Sound as a backdrop.” Visitors are welcome to spread out on a blanket on the grass or bring their own chairs, Simpson said. There are some picnic tables and benches available as well. Salmon and beef burgers as well as hot dogs will be available for purchase. Musical guests will be Cranberry Bog, playing from noon to 1:10 p.m., Swing Bringers will take the stage from 1:25 to 2:35 p.m. and The Blue Billies will close out the day from 2:50 to 4 p.m. “In this kind of weather, it’s a perfect outdoor venue for live music,” Simpson said. Blooming season – April through June - is the busiest time at Meerkerk, which is situated

on 53 acres of natural, coastal woodland. Thirteen acres are under cultivation and that is what draws thousands of visitors to the gardens every year.

Founded by Ann and Max Meerkerk in the early 1960s, the gardens offer an amazing variety of rhododendrons to enjoy, and while the rhodies are the stars of Meerkerk’s show, there is plenty to see all year ‘round. “Although blooming season for rhododendrons is over, there is still a lot to see,” Simpson said. “We are still working on the Entry Garden, but it’s open and makes for a nice stroll. The woodland trails are open, as is the Big Leaf Valley, which features a collection of species with interesting foliage.” There are, as one can imagine, continual projects for a public garden. Now an independent nonprofit organization, it takes a lot of volunteers and community support to keep things growing. “The upgrade to the Entry Garden includes irrigation and lighting that are scheduled to be completed by spring, 2019,” said Simpson. “We also upgraded our power supply to the nursery and event space and we are just finishing up a new sales shed at the nursery. These are projects supported by

individual and business donors, garden clubs, foundations and the Whidbey Island Garden Tour. We are fortunate to have volunteer labor which helps make the most of each donation.”

Planting seeds of knowledge is also an important function of Meerkerk Gardens. A volunteer-run educational program called Botany Adventure provides field trips to the gardens for school children from all three Whidbey Island school districts. Kids learn about pollination, environmental stewardship and science. Classes for adults about rhododendron care, propagation and native plants are also offered throughout the year. Whether you go to listen to music or to commune with nature, Meerkerk Gardens is a treasure that is easy to enjoy. “For a community the size of Whidbey Island, it is unique, not only for its rhododendron collection, but also because it is essentially a community asset, open all year with parking, and we are dog friendly,” Simpson said. “With trails, picnic areas and woodland, it offers an opportunity to engage with the natural and cultivated landscape not easily available otherwise.” Meerkerk Gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 4

Kathy Reed/File Photo Everyone is invited to enjoy Bluegrass in the Gardens Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. at Meerkerk Gardens in Greenbank. Those interested may want to take time to explore the Entry Garden, which features winding, easily accessible paths.

p.m. every day of the year. Regular admission is $5 per person, with children 16 and under free. Those interested can also become members of Meerkerk Gardens for an annual fee of $50. Members receive free admission for immediate family members, a discount on purchases at the nursery and other perks. Meerkerk Gardens is located at 3531 Meerkerk Lane, Greenbank. Find more information online at www.meerkerkgardens.org.

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WINDING DOWN SUMMER IN A PICNIC-PERFECT WAY What is a picnic but a fun adventure in the transport of the breakfast, lunch or dinner table to an outdoorsy area to make a novelty of the dining experience? For over 250 years, the picnic has been a source of entertainment for people across each and every demographic around the entire world and while perhaps less prevalent today, the romanticism surrounding the idea permeates our lives still. Picnics are an escape from the hum drum of daily life, a small getaway without having to venture too far or spend too much money. The allure of this sort of gastronomic adventure isn’t necessarily in a single aspect alone; rather, it’s in several factors which intertwine and make a picnic exactly what it is to every single person – and that, in and of itself, is a very individualized, very personal thing! I’ve spoken about picnics before and discussed the many different foods which can be prepared and enjoyed on one of these outdoor excursions. But do they all have to be outdoorsy meals? Can we picnic in places that aren’t outdoors and if so, would it still constitute a picnic? What makes a picnic a picnic? It could be the wealth of ways in which we can gather up our meals in ergonomic and resourceful ways and transport them to another venue entirely. Maybe it’s a simple basket, with nothing but the bare bones and rustic feel of a minimalist approach to taking in a meal outdoors. A couple of cups and the food. Maybe you take a blanket to perch upon, maybe you don’t. Depends on your preference and what you’re wanting to achieve on your picnic. Maybe you take a table and chairs and all the trappings of a meal indoors – complete with the exact same cutlery. Either way, you’re moving your meal to a different location. Is this not a picnic of sorts? Is a picnic about the people who attend? The families and loved ones, whether brimming with people or just a close, tight-knit group who prefer a low-key affair over loud and raucous

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get-togethers. Is it still a picnic if you take chairs to sit on or is the requisite for a picnic that tartan blanket spread across the ground? What about the foods? What food makes a picnic just that? Personally, I prefer to prepare dishes which require very little effort to plate. I have to think about keeping it simple because I don’t necessarily want to deal with a container that’s tipped over and spilled out all over the basket. So, for this reason, finger (or tea) sandwiches seem to work fabulously and the possibilities for these, their combinations, are endless! My all-time favorite, and I’ve included the recipe before, is cream cheese, cucumber and dill sandwiches. The musky flavor of the herb mingling with the cream cheese does something magical when the cucumber is added. If you want to up the ante for your little picnic, a ham, brie and apple combo certainly adds a spot of sophistication to the whole event, and for something a little more down-home with the faintest hint of the exotic, curried egg salad finger sandwiches are just the thing! Hard boiled eggs, celery, cilantro, red onion, mustard, a squeeze of fresh lime juice and mayo all come together to form the ‘core’ of the sandwich and a small dollop of mango chutney spread across the bread gives it an international edge. But sandwiches aren’t the only easy things to make and take with you on a picnic. How about skewered foods? Kebabs of all sorts can make an easy time of picnic eating and clean up is just as hassle-free as consuming them! Antipasto kebabs are a hit. Alternating cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, salami and fresh baby spinach leaves gives us a modern feel to an old-time favorite. Take this one step further and brush the entire kebab with a garlic and basil olive oil and enjoy some Italian fare in the great outdoors. And kebabs have the ability to be literally anything you decide! Dessert kebabs anyone? How about fresh strawberries and shortcake on the skewer? Or there’s brownie bites and maraschino cherries, cheese cake pieces and peaches, chocolate dipped banana kebabs or plain and simple fresh fruit skewers. Options? Limitless!

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Now, if you don’t mind taking along containers of your favorite meal items, great. This means the platform from which you can showcase your culinary skills is as large as your imagination. Casseroles are but one of the many means of transferring your mealtime faves into ultimate picnic pastimes. I happened across one recently for corn casserole and let me tell you – It. Is. Delicious. Simple, quick and make-your-mouthdance good, this is definitely a highly recommended casserole for any get-together.

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In fact, another great casserole to make and take is King Ranch Chicken casserole. The zesty green chiles and tomatoes create great contrast to the creaminess of the cream of mushroom and chicken soups and depth is added to those with the texture of the shredded chicken absorbing all the tantalizing flavors when they come together. Yes, this is a must for any picnic!

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Whether you plan to set your table up on a blanket or at a table, with or without chairs, in the company of a couple people or many – it doesn’t matter. A picnic is the taking in of little bits of tasty foods in the company of those who make up your circle, though one thing is important to remember - however you plan to transfer your meals to your picnic destination, always make sure your hot food is kept hot and the cold things kept cold!

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Dear Readers, I hope you take full advantage of the last weeks of summer and indulge in a picnic or two. I’m including the recipe for corn casserole, which I found on the food network website, but I tweaked it a little as per my personal predilections. You can do the same thing! Be creative and if you make it, let me know if you enjoyed it as much as I did! Please send any and all comments, questions and most definitely recipes you might like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ gmail.com and we’ll do just that – Dish! Corn Casserole 1 package (8-oz.) corn muffin mix ½ stick butter, melted 1 cup sour cream 1 can cream-style corn (14-oz.) 1 can whole kernel corn (15-oz.) 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese 3 tablespoons dried chives (optional) In a large bowl, combine both cans of corn, muffin mix, melted butter and sour cream. Transfer into a greased casserole dish (9 x 13-inches) and sprinkle on the dried chives. Bake at 350° F for 45 minutes or until golden. Top with cheddar cheese and bake for another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Remove from heat, pack it carefully into your picnic-ing receptacle and go!

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CHICKEN LITTLE & THE ASTROLOGER By Wesley Hallock

ARIES (March 21-April 19) The fast pace of life continues this week, sometimes even becoming a challenge in itself. Although you probably have matters largely under control, almost certainly there is more to accomplish. Abandon comfort as a goal, therefore, if you hope to survive and thrive. The name of the game on the 17th is will power. With your objective in sight, have you the will to abandon comfort and go the extra mile to reach it? TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Life is not as bad as certain do-gooders playing on your sympathies might make it sound this week. Your capacity to see the bright side does not brand you as less charitable and broad-minded than the next person. It does allow you to make contacts and connections not open to the dour-minded. Use this optimistic charisma of yours to full advantage on the 17th, when opportunity is largely about preparedness. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The giddy speed at which you can shift your mental gears and change your focus works to your advantage this week. Such flexibility is in demand in circles that value versatility. Play your cards right and you may find yourself hobnobbing within those very circles. More than just ego satisfaction, some tangible material benefits are possible here. The insider’s path is tricky on the 17th, but not beyond you. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Zeal and enthusiasm are a poor substitute for expertise, and never more so than this week. Be honest in your appraisal of yourself and heed those who possess the knowledge and experience you may lack. Do this and you can go far in areas about which you know little. Teamwork and collaboration are your keys to success. Make sure on the 17th that you are not talking when you should be listening. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your confident attitude is enough to open doors for you this week. What happens then depends on what you can deliver. If you play your cards right, those who possess whatever skills or expertise you may lack stand willing to work on your behalf. Surround yourself with good people and you cannot help but look good. Be aware of the line dividing fact from hype on the 17th, when the powers of illusion come to a peak. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Optimism is a powerful force for good in your life this week. Belief in a better future is essential if you are to overcome the pull of the negative, which could weigh on you heavily at times if you let it. The reasons for optimism are many, and more easily seen if

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) It’s a dynamic week ahead, propelled largely by optimism and a strong desire for success. Where there is opportunity, you will quickly seize it, and where there is not, you will make one. Spurring you on will be someone who adds fuel to your fire, either by agreeing with you, or by disagreeing and thereby triggering your stubborn determination to prove them wrong. On the 17th, honesty and sincerity are two different things. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) As stable and fixed as you are in your current position, others are the polar opposite. Those whose position changes with every shift of the wind are your counterbalance this week. You and they may find yourselves in a curious duel over whose outlook is the right one. The reality is that each of you has something you can learn from the other. Be alert on the 17th for clues that show what that something may be. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Matters of importance in the week ahead boil down to the integrity of your word. Living up to your commitments may not always be easy, but it is vital that you do so. Equally vital is the willingness to accept that you may occasionally miss the target. Honesty to others begins with honesty to self. Check in with yourself frequently on the 17th, when it’s easy to believe what’s not true. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s your week to be the iron fist within the velvet glove. Strength and certainty can be wielded in a firm but gentle fashion. How many ways and in how many situations is for you to demonstrate. You may not even realize when you do so, but others will know and appreciate. The respect you get as a consequence of holding firm is well deserved. Bonus points on the 17th for pointing out a clever deception for what it is.   AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) In light of newly breaking details, a once-trusted alliance you’re a part of may prove less desirable than you thought. Disillusionment is possible, unless you recognize the value of the freedom you stand to gain by getting out. In that moment, a break-up becomes cause for jubilation. It’s all in how you look at it. In a week in which few things are exactly as they seem, it pays to be on your toes. The 17th makes the point. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) A recent challenge that caused you to burn the candle at both ends in your search for resolution is nearing its climax. Put the long days of worry behind you. It’s time now to let the past go and turn your mind to more pleasant things. Fun is where you find it, and wry humor is better than no humor. Diversions that remove you temporarily from humdrum reality are great on the 17th. Don’t forget to come back. © 2018, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

CLUES ACROSS

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18. Numbers cruncher

1. Imitated

50. Seat belt advocate

21. Responds in kind

5. Explosion

52. A dishonorable man

10. One who writes

53. Smooths over

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55. Moved quickly

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56. Part of a play

16. A form of “to be”

57. South Dakota

27. Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda

18. Automobile

58. Worsen

19. A way to stand

63. Madam Butterfly and La Boheme

20. Waterlogged land 22. A way to provide 23. We all need it

29. Tribe of Judah rep

65. Removes 66. Dull, brown fabrics

32. Patti Hearst’s captors 34. “The Raven” author 35. Bars give them their own nights

67. Comedian Rogen

36. Essential for guacamole

26. Promotional materials

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27. Bashful

2. Dessert

28. Ten

3. One point south of due east

25. Stalk of a moss capsule

30. He captured Valencia

40. Golfers hope to make it

1. 100 sq. meters

4. Profoundly 5. Swatted

33. Violent seizure of property

6. Confederate general

37. Baseball great Davey 38. Large bird cage 40. British noble

44. Does not allow 46. Cyprinids 47. Insecticide

31. Quickly

35. Fugazi bassist

43. Touch gently

7. Soviet composer 8. Japanese deer (pl.) 9. Tellurium

49. Passover feast and ceremony 51. Patriotic women 54. Protein-rich liquids 59. Type of soda

10. Burn with a hot liquid

60. Necessary to extract metal

41. They protect Americans (abbr.)

11. Pupas

42. Economic institution 44. Pat lightly

15. Car mechanics group

45. Not even

17. Blocks from the sun

61. Inform upon

13. Famed chapel

62. A type of residue 64. Palladium Answers on page 15

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS WEATHER FORECAST Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock as a professional astrologer looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast, with links to Facebook and Twitter, at www. chickenlittleandtheastrologer.com. To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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