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The best one-liner heard so far regarding the snow and the collateral effects thereof was from the wellloved Dee at Payless in Freeland.

Seeing her by the dairy section, I asked about the pre-snow purchasing chaos at their check outs with lines of customers down the food aisles. “They were backed up to the cough drops!” Hot stove league Hard to imagine Mariner pitchers and catchers reported two days ago for spring training in Peoria, Ariz., while I am still heating up canned soup on the wood stove. Taking a tip from my nephew, Christopher, who used to combine cereals for breakfast (think Cap N’ Crunch meets Special K and Wheat Chex), I added Campbell’s Chunky beef with vegetables to a can of Campbell’s vegetable beef. I used a sauce pan to mix the two. I just have the one sauce pan so I always know where it is, either on the stove or in the sink. Mixing the two average soups together resulted in a better than average creation. The overly thick, fake beef-infused flavor of the Chunky Campbell’s blended nicely with the weakened broth of the pasta infused non-flavor of Campbell’s vegetable beef. Being ever mindful not to add water to the Chunky Campbell’s, I only added ½ can of water to the Campbell’s vegetable beef instead of the manufacturer’s recommended full can of water. This subtlety in hydration modification may have helped the processed flavors explode on my taste buds like a watermelon wristchopped by Jackie Chan. Another classic snow day combo I can endorse for your wood stove top is the Progresso chicken and wild rice tossed in with the organic Progresso chicken noodle. Both are often on sale at Rite-Aid. No water needed. Plenty of floating already. Another bonus. With the combined 1,330 milligrams of sodium from the two soups, I get 55-percent of my daily salt requirement. As we have learned this week, salt is very important during snow days. With this meal, I consumed enough salt that I did not slip all day. Valentine musings For me, along with many frightening elementary, junior high and senior high school moments, the desk-to-desk delivery of those really cheap childhood Valentines that came in a box was the worst. No way was the girl in row two, seat one going to keep my little Valentine’s card after school. But for our 4th grade teacher requiring us to share Valentines, those of us in the Woman Hater’s Club would have been de-clubbed by our by-laws. Our teacher’s social necessity escapes me unless it was her way of allowing us exercise without going outside or to the principal’s office. Walking desk to desk, wondering whether to drop a card in the envelope saddled to the side of the desk, was always stressful, but good exercise if one repeated rows. Other stress for me – not only would the recipient probably not be able to read my rapidly printed name, she most likely would not know who I was.

So, given my too vivid memories of Valentine trepidations, I Googled the phrase “Valentine jokes for the trepidated” to share with those of you who have come this far.



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Get your chocolates ready. 500 Valentine cards Mike walked into a post office just before Valentine’s day. He couldn’t help noticing a middle-aged, balding man standing in a corner sticking “Love” stamps on bright pink envelopes with hearts all over them. Then the man got out a bottle of Chanel perfume from his pocket and started spraying scent over the envelopes.


By now Mike’s curiosity had the better of him, so he asked the man why he was sending all those cards. The man replied, “I’m sending out 500 Valentine cards signed, ‘Guess who?’” “But why?” asked Mike. “I’m a divorce lawyer,” the man replied. Love is blind? Phil, a smart and handsome young man dressed in the latest fashion, walked into a hotel lobby. He noticed a woman gazing at him without blinking her big eyes. Phil felt flattered so he walked up to the woman and said in his deepest voice, “I’ll do anything you wish, beautiful lady, for just ten dollars, but on one condition.”

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The woman appeared to be trapped in the moment and asked as if in a trance, “What’s your condition?” Phil answered, “Tell me your wish in just three words.” There was a long pause, the woman opened her purse, counted out the money and handed it to the man along with her address. She then looked deeply into his eyes and whispered, “Clean my house.” Silencio A couple drove down a country road for several miles, not saying a word. An earlier discussion had led to an argument and neither of them wanted to concede their position. As they passed a barnyard of mules, goats and pigs, the husband asked sarcastically, “Relatives of yours?” “Yep,” the wife replied, “in-laws.”

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Candy Love Four-year-old Sam loved candy almost as much as his mom Sally did. He and Daddy had given her a beautiful heart-shaped box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day. A few days later, Sam was eyeing it, wishing to have a piece of it. As he reached out to touch one of the big pieces, mom Sally said to him, “If you touch it, then you have to eat it. Do you understand?” “Oh, yes,” he said, nodding his head. Suddenly his little hand patted the tops of all the pieces of candy. “Now I can eat them all.”

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Ask dad A little boy asked his father, “Daddy, how much does it cost to get married?” The father replied, “I don’t know, son, I’m still paying for it.”

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Toasted Here’s to love – the only fire for which there is no insurance. Kudos to Bob Hats off to comic legend Bob Newhart who presented to and was kissed by New Artist winner Dua Lipa during last Sunday’s Grammys. When Newhart won as new artist, the year was 1961. Bob did not get kissed when he received his award, but he did get to shake hands with presenter Nat King Cole.

One does not want responses from any girl who thinks because you are acting up you are a creep.

Kudos to Kent Sometimes there is no better place than the produce section to be productive. A tip of the conductor’s hat to long time local, Kent Lambert, for his advice last week near the organic bananas about unfreezing my caboose water pipes. Although this last storm was not my first snowdeo, each season I learn how to be better prepared for the next. Thanks to Kent, I am now thawed and ready for another storm of the century. Apparently, they come in threes.

Note to younger readers – the word creep is a pre-dork and pre-nerd expression which does not necessarily involve having cooties.

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Attention to detention The point of getting in trouble in any class is to get the attention of your buddies and possibly a girl who likes to laugh.



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Bits & Pieces Early 19th-Century Serenades: Guitar, Viola and Flute

Audubon to Hear Stories from the Puget Sound Seabird Survey

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Braving the Pacific Northwest winter, over 200 dedicated citizen scientists each go to an assigned beach the first Saturday of the month from October to April to learn more about the overwintering seabird population throughout the Southern Salish Sea. They track where seabirds go when they overwinter in Puget Sound. They identify which seabird species hang out with one another. They track which birds are more likely to be seen more frequently than others. Since 2007, Puget Sound Seabird Survey (PSSS) surveys have been conducted at waterfront sites regularly. Volunteers diligently identify, count and collect data about seabirds in nearshore habitats to help learn more about seabird hotspots, both for birding and for conservation. Whidbey Audubon Society welcomes Jennifer Lang, Conservation Science Coordinator of Seattle Audubon to its Feb. 14 general meeting at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation to tell some interesting stories and to talk about birds that have been seen over the past 11 seasons of this citizen science program. The public is welcome to this free event. Doors open at 7:00pm for socializing and a brief meeting followed by the program at 7:30pm. The meeting house is located north of Freeland at 20103 State Route 525. Lang joined the Seattle Audubon team as the Conservation Science Coordinator in August 2017 after completing several seasons monitoring and surveying all kinds of birds, from fairywrens to puffins, for various organizations around the world. She earned a master’s degree from the University of Washington analyzing data from the Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team and a bachelor’s degree in wildlife science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Watching and learning about birds has always been a passion of hers and she pursues them avidly whenever she can. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon publicity chair]

Skagit Valley College Drama Department Presents Shakespeare’s Histories with Richard II Journey to 14th century England as the Skagit Valley College Drama Department continues slashing through Shakespeare’s histories with Richard II, the usurped king from the House of Lancaster. Richard II is a regal and stately tyrant, taxing his subjects and spending to extravagance. Detached from his people and hated by his court, he is remembered as the king with the hollow crown, after being usurped by Henry IV. Power, war, and plotting drive the narrative of this epic. Performances will take place in the Phillip Tarro Theatre Feb. 22, 23 and March 1, 2, 8, 9 at 7:30pm and March 10 at 2:00pm. Facebook “SVC Drama.” Tickets are $12 general, free for SVC students with current student ID. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Enjoy this program of the 9th annual Salish Sea Early Music Festival Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:00pm. The performance will be held at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Guitarist Oleg Timofeyev, flutist Jeffrey Cohan and violist Stephen Creswell perform Serenades by Leonardo de Call, Gaspard Kummer and Joseph Küffner for a most unusual ensemble that existed only during the early decades of the 19th century, performed on instruments from Beethoven’s time. The program will include the Sérénade by guitarist and mandolin virtuoso Leonardo de Call (1767-1815), the Troisième Sérénade by flutist Anton Bernhard Fürstenau (1792-1852), and another Troisième Sérénade by violinist and guitar composer Joseph Küffner (17761856). These early 19th-century trios are an unusual combination of instruments that were in vogue only during a few decades and are representative of the emerging romanticism of the early 19th century and the subsequent blossoming of chamber music with guitar by virtuosos on their evolving instruments. This golden age for solo and ensemble music with guitar was ushered into being as the industrial revolution and a culture-hungry new middle class brought forth expressive trends less affected by stylistic constraints of the past. As composers took advantage of significant changes in the tonal capabilities of musical instruments, it prompted a dynamic new virtuoso interaction in chamber music between instrumentalists. Jeffrey Cohan will play an eight-keyed flute made of Jamaican cocuswood with silver ornamental rings and keys, made in London in 1820 by George Rudall, with assistance from George Willis. In 1821, Rudall joined with Rose to make Rudall & Rose flutes, which have found their way into the hands of some of today’s most well-known flutists playing traditional Irish music. Oleg Timofeyev’s guitar was also made in 1820 in Russia. In 2019, the Salish Sea Early Music Festival presents eight performances on Whidbey Island and around the Salish Sea of early chamber music performed on period instruments. The festival has presented countless first performances in modern times of period instrument renditions of early works, and is proud to be an affiliate organization of Early Music America, which develops, strengthens, and celebrates early music and historically informed performance in North America. Flutist Jeffrey Cohan is the festival’s artistic director. Additional information is available at www.salishseafestival.org/whidbey. Admission is by suggested donation: $15, $20 or $25 (a free will offering), 18 and under free. [Submitted by Jeffrey Cohan]

Katherine Parker, Health Educator in Nepal, Gives Presentation The Coupeville United Methodist Church invites the community to hear a presentation about Nepal Saturday, March 2, at 1:00pm. Katherine Parker will be speaking about her work as a health and community transformation advisor with the United Mission to Nepal. A light lunch will be provided at 12:30pm, prior to Katherine’s presentation. Katherine’s work in Nepal is focused in three areas: 1) Adolescent empowerment; 2) Maternal and child health; and 3) Water, sanitation and hygiene. Katherine has been a United Methodist missionary since 2007, serving in Cambodia for five years before she started her work in Nepal in 2013. She is currently engaged in a project with school- and church-based youth and mothers groups in three remote villages in western Nepal. Katherine is passionate about engaging groups in these communities in a process of identifying and linking values to action. For example, she works with youth, their parents and the schools to train

youth to serve as peer educators. The youth peer educators take the lead in discussions about key social issues such as child marriage, hygiene and environmental sanitation, school attendance and rural economic development. The lunch of homemade soups and bread is free and open to anyone in the community. The church would appreciate an approximate head count for lunch, so please contact the church office at 360-678-4256 if you plan to come for the lunch, and also if you would like to have babysitting available. The church is located on the corner of 6th Street and North Main in Coupeville. [Submitted by Robin Hertlein]

2019 WICA’s Local Artists Series Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) is proud to present this year’s Local Artist Series featuring Whidbey Island performing and visual artists throughout the month of March. Village by the Sea Storytelling Festival kicks off the series March 2 with workshops from 1:00 to 3:00pm, storytelling at 7:30pm. Global Village Storyteller, Jill Johnson, is elated to bring regional and nationally known storytellers to Whidbey Island for this debut festival. Featuring: Allison Cox, Naomi Baltuck and Thom Garrard, Katherine Gee Perrone, John Wasko, Eva Abram and Jill Johnson. The event will also include music. Workshop details online at www.WICAonline.org. LAKE, performing March 15 at 7:30pm, is an experimental-pop ensemble centered on the songwriting partnership of wife/husband duo Ashley Eriksson and Elijah Moore and drummer Andrew Dorsett. LAKE is, as always, unparalleled in re-imagining and renewing the melodic language of 1970s soft-rock, implementing jazz-chord voicing, memorable hooks, and a wide palette of colorful, inventive instrumentation. The concert will feature all original songs. Circles: The Alex Bonesteel Experience performs March 16 at 7:30pm. The concert features original electric violin music, poetry, and artwork. Each instrumental piece is paired with an original poem and piece of art. When brought together, this is a completely unique sensory experience that tells a story of life, death, and rebirth. Wind & Rain Hoedown, Hoopla and Gala Extravaganza! finishes off the series March 23 at 7:30pm. Ranging from pre-WWII Appalachian folk covers to alt-country and rockin’ Americana originals, Wind & Rain is throwing a “hoedown” dance party in which attendees are also participants in the show. “Dress down” by dressing up in casual or “Ol’ Timey” country attire (encouraged, but not required). Think early PNW lumber, farming or mining towns for inspiration! Best dressed prizes will be awarded! Tickets available at the WICA Box Office: 360-221-8268 or online at https://tickets.wicaonline.org Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ Local Artist Series was established to create opportunities for local artists to perform at WICA. All facility rental fees are underwritten by WICA and the Anniversary Concert. In addition, the chosen artists keep the ticket proceeds for their event. The application deadline for the 2020 Local Artist series is April 26, 2019. If you are interested in participating in this series, please contact WICA at 360-221-8262 or visit www.WICAonline.org. [Submitted by Fritha Strand, Marketing Director, WICA]

Let the Good Times Roll at Goosefoot’s 5th Annual Mardi Gras Party

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED some very old authentic Zydeco and Cajun music. They promise to have you on your feet from the downbeat. Don’t forget to come decked out in your best Mardi Gras costume! The evening fun includes a costume contest with prizes for Most Original, Most Comical, Best in Show, Best Couple, Best Child, and Best Mask. Beads do not count as a costume, but you can grab some free at the door. Head next door to the Bayview Cash Store for some New Orleans favorites from the Taproom@Bayview Corner and muffulettas and beignets from Whidbey Doughnuts. Both restaurants will offer drink specials and wine and beer will be available for sale at the Bayview Hall. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (the Mardi Gras party call of “let the good times roll”). Please call 360-321-4246 for further information, or visit www.goosefoot.org. Bayview Hall is located at 5642 Bayview Road. [Submitted by Sami Postma, Goosefoot]

Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron Piloting Course Piloting is the first course in the sequence of US Power Squadrons’ courses on navigation, covering coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning. Topics covered include: Charts and their interpretation Navigation aids and how they point to safe water Plotting courses and determining direction and distance The mariner’s compass and converting between True and Magnetic Use of GPS — typical GPS displays and information they provide, setting up waypoints and routes, staying on a GPS route Pre-planning safe courses and entering them into the GPS Monitoring progress and determining position by both GPS and traditional techniques such as bearings and dead reckoning The “Seaman’s Eye” — simple skills for checking that one is on course The course consists of 10 two-hour sessions, 6:00 to 8:00pm - meeting every Thursday beginning March 21 and running through the end of May. The classes will be taught in the downstairs classroom 11, First United Methodist Church in Oak Harbor, 1050 SE Ireland St. The cost is $75 for the text for squadron members plus $6 for the plotter and $11 for the dividers, if needed. Spouses or partners who share text and equipment $35. The cost for non-members will be an additional $50. Contact SEO Pat Waters at 360-720-2589 or via email at frenchsailor@comcast.net for more information or to register for the course. [Submitted by Pat Waters]

Stokesbary Introduces Joint Memorial Supporting Puerto Rico as 51st State A 51st state? Rep. Drew Stokesbary believes the time has come for the United States to make that happen for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Stokesbary has introduced House Joint Memorial (HJM) 4009 to honor the will of the Puerto Rican people and send a message to Congress that the time has come for them to consider incorporating Puerto Rico into the union.

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“This is an equality issue. Puerto Rico has voted twice in the past seven years to become part of our great nation,” said Stokesbary, R-Auburn. “The 3.5 million American citizens living in Puerto Rico want to have equal status within our nation just like the residents of Washington.”

This event is family-friendly and admission is absolutely free. Dance to Ken Pickard and Zydeco Explosion as they play new, old, and

The U.S. government already oversees policy and financial areas in Puerto Rico such as infrastructure, defense and trade.

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED Former governor of Puerto Rico, Luis Fortuño, feels statehood is critical to their future.

ing the weight of law, Stokesbary is hopeful the proposed legislation will get the attention of those at the federal level to demonstrate the issue has the attention of many beyond Congress.

“As the former governor of Puerto Rico, I know that the key to success for the island is statehood and equality with the 50 states of the union. Puerto Rico’s success will be America’s success,” said Fortuño. “Puerto Rico has sent a clear message of support by not only voting for statehood twice since 2012, but by electing pro-statehood leaders at every level. I am pleased to see momentum for statehood grow across the nation, and I am grateful to Representative Stokesbary for leading this effort in Washington State.”

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Puerto Rico has been a U.S. territory since 1898. Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, however they cannot vote in presidential elections and do not have a congressional representative with full voting powers.

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking citizen member representatives from County Commissioner Districts # 2 (Oak Harbor) and 3 (North Whidbey/Camano) to serve on the Law & Justice Council.

“It should not go unnoticed, that while Puerto Rico is not yet a state, it has not stopped their citizens from being an integral part of our military,” said Stokesbary. “More than 65,000 Puerto Ricans served in World War II, and 48,000 in Vietnam. Today, many Puerto Ricans are serving here in Washington at Joint Base Lewis McChord, Naval Base Kitsap, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Naval Station Everett and Fairchild Air Force Base.”

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Law & Justice Council citizen member representatives for two-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement.

A number of other House Republicans have co-sponsored the Memorial including Reps. Michelle Caldier, Drew MacEwen, Dan Griffey, Andrew Barkis, Kelly Chambers, Norma Smith, Chris Gildon, Morgan Irwin and Jesse Young. However, Stokesbary pointed out the efforts to make this happen extend far beyond Washington state. “I have been in contact with the office of the current Puerto Rico Governor, Ricardo Rosselló. He is very supportive and appreciative of our efforts,” said Stokesbary. “I would add, other states such as Florida, Tennessee and Illinois have also adopted legislation similar to our memorial.” House Joint Memorials are used by legislators to send specific messages to Congress and the president. While not necessarily carry-

HJM 4009 has been referred to the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee. Stokesbary is hopeful the bill will get a public hearing. [Submitted by Kurt Hammond, Senior Public Information Officer, WA House Republicans]

The Law & Justice Council consists of members representing the various law and justice offices of the county and cities, school districts, mental health providers, Dept. of Corrections and Public Defenders Association. In addition, there are two citizen member representatives from each of the three County Commissioner Districts. The current openings are for district two and three. Applicants must reside within the area they are representing. The Law & Justice Council meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at noon. Meetings normally run for one hour. Service on the Law & Justice Council 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: Law & Justice Council, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is 360-6797381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm Tues-


day, Feb. 18. For additional information please phone 360-679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Ebey’s Forever: Grants Help Preserve Ebey’s Reserve Historic Buildings The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is pleased to announce a new cycle of Ebey’s Forever Grants. Applications are available on the Reserve website www.nps.gov/ebla and must be received by 5:00pm, Monday, Feb. 25. If you own a historic building within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, these matching grants are intended to encourage preservation and help offset the cost. For information or assistance in applying, contact the Trust Board office at 360-678-6084, or email carol_castellano@partner.nps.gov. Ebey’s Forever Grants are entirely funded through donations to the non-profit organization Friends of Ebey’s Reserve. Thanks to community-supported heritage preservation, over 60 historic structures have been given new life since the program’s inception in 2011. Contact alix@friendsofebeys.org or 360-6786633 to find out how you can be part of their effort. Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve was established in 1978 to protect a rural community and its significant history. Preservation is accomplished through partnerships, conservation easements, local land use regulation, and the cooperation of land owners. [Submitted by Kristen P. Griffin, Reserve Manager, Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve]

Oak Harbor Rotary Opens Applications for Community Service Grants Program The Rotary Club of Oak Harbor is pleased to announce a call for grant applications for its 6th annual Community Service Grants Program.



The Friday-noon Rotary initiated its Community Service Grants in 2013 to promote the quality of life in the Oak Harbor and North Whidbey Island Community and is focused on supporting organizations that action for people in need. In the prior five years, the Club has awarded more than $25,000 and over 20 grants. Recent recipients include: Whidbey Homeless Coalition, SPIN Café, Impaired Driving Impact Panel, Garage of Blessings, Boys & Girls Club and Habitat for Humanity.



Emailed grant applications are due by March 5 and details can be found on the Club’s website - ohrotary.org/Stories/7-th-annual-community-service-grants-program. The Club anticipates awarding grants in the range of $500 to $1,000. The Oak Harbor Rotary has a longstanding reputation for its history of leadership in community service. In the past, the Club has spearheaded the drive to build the high school football stadium, donated the swimming lagoon at Windjammer Park and has awarded over $250,000 in college scholarships to graduating seniors at Oak Harbor High School. More recently, the Club has initiated the Elementary School Backpack program, which helps insure kids have nutritious snacks for the weekends when school lunch programs are not available. Members also frequently volunteers to serve meals at SPIN Café and perform night-host duties at the Haven Shelter. The Club has also stepped forward as the principal supporter of the annual Craig McKenzie Team Hydros for Heroes boat racing event. Anyone may make contributions to the Oak Harbor Rotary Club. Checks may be made payable to the Oak Harbor Rotary Foundation, Oak Harbor Rotary Club, PO Box 442, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Rotary is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and your contribution may be tax deductible. [Submitted by Dan Evans]

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Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00-5:30pm 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 All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

Island Herb Vendor Day

$20 and there is a limited number. For more information contact the Chamber at 360-6785434.

Super Stars with Sound Water Stewards Friday, February 15, 1:00pm Coupeville Elementary School

Red Wine & Chocolates!

Take a journey with us into the amazing world of sea stars. Learn how they live and survive around the shores of Whidbey by using their awesome super powers. For children ages 5 and up with their caregivers.

Saturday, February 16, 11:00am-4:00pm Sunday, February 17, 11:00am-4:00pm

Representatives from Avitas will be on site with product displays and information. Must be 21 or older. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call 360-3310140 or visit whidbeyislandherb.com. Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Keep out of the reach of children.

Enjoy fine wines and spirits made on Whidbey, along with decadent chocolate treats and a souvenir glass to keep! Venues include Comforts Winery & Vineyard, Spoiled Dog Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery, Blooms Winery & 5511 Bistro, Mutiny Bay Distillery and Holmes Harbor Cellars. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, available at the venues listed or online at www.brownpaper tickets.com/event/4026237

Single Mingle

Meet the Author: Sandra Pollard

Thursday, February 14, 3:00-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland

Thursday, February 14, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome Street Limited seating available must pre-purchase tickets, which are $15 per person and includes dinner. Doors open at 5:00pm. For more information, call 360-279-4580.

“Pride and Prejudice” Thursday, February 14, 7:00pm Friday, February 15, 7:00pm Saturday, February 16, 7:00pm Sunday, February 17, 2:00pm Oak Harbor High School SUB The Oak Harbor High School Drama Club cordially invites you to their production of the Jane Austen classic ”Pride and Prejudice,” adapted by Jon Jory. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12 and may purchased at the door with cash or check. Reservations may be made by emailing your name, number of tickets, and performance date to ohhsdramaclubreservations@gmail. com.

“A Streetcar Named Desire” Thursdays, February 14, 21, 7:30pm Fridays, February 15, 22, 7:30pm Saturday, February 16, 2:30pm Saturdays, February 16, 23, 7:30pm Sundays, February 17, 24, 2:30pm & 7:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Widely regarded as Tennessee Williams’ greatest piece of theater, this iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece is an exquisite study of the unraveling of Blanche DuBois, a fading southern belle, born to a once-wealthy family of Mississippi planters. Recommended for mature audiences. Call the box office at 360-679-2237 or email at office@whidbey playhouse.com.

“Shakespeare’s Other Women” Fridays, February 15, 22, 7:30pm Saturdays, February 16, 23, 7:30pm Sunday, February 17, 2:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Ave., Langley WICA welcomes the Island Shakespeare Festival to its 2018-2019 Theatre Series with a return of Scott Kaiser’s Shakespeare’s Other Women. Providing audiences with new perspectives of their favorite Shakespeare femmes – and introducing a few never before seen figures – Island Shakespeare Festival will remount it’s sold out 2018 production.

Comedy Night Friday, February 15, 8:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Coupeville Chocolate Walk Saturday, February. 16, 11:00am-3:00pm Downtown Coupeville The Coupeville Chocolate Walk is a fun, family friendly event that supports local businesses. Begin your Chocolate Walk by checking in and picking up your Chocolate box and map in the entry way at the Coupeville Wharf. Tickets are

Saturday, February 16, 1:00-5:00pm Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave. Whidbey author Sandra Pollard will introduce her new book, “a Puget Sound Orca in Captivity - the Fight to Bring Lolita Home.” The book chronicles the extraordinary effort to bring Lolita/Tokatae home to her native waters. Orca Network has called for Tokitae’s release for 20 years and now the indigenous Lummi Nation, People of the Sea, have joined the fight. The Langley Whale Center is a project of the Orca Network. Email info@orcanetwork.org for more.

Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, February 21, 3:00-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Suspended will be on site with product displays and information. Must be 21 or older. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call 360-331-0140 or visit whidbeyislandherb.com. Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Keep out of the reach of children.

Coupeville Lions Club Scholarship Auction and Dinner Saturday, February 23, 5:00-8:30pm Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street, Oak Harbor. Tickets $35 and include beer, wine, cheeses and a lovely dinner served by Coupeville High School honor students. Silent and live auction of get-a-ways, catered dinners, a sail away on the Suva and much more. All of the proceeds will be given in scholarships this June. For tickets, call Coupeville Lions Club 360-678-4105.

Open Skate Fridays Every Friday, 6:00-8:00pm 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 Whidbey Reads Presents: Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, February 14, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Matthew Sullivan’s’ “Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore,” the 2019 Whidbey Reads book selection. For adults. Meet the author at Langley United Methodist Church on April 19. Friday Fun with SAM (Sensory, Art, and Music) Fridays, February 15, 22, 10:00am Freeland Library Join us as we explore stories through the lens of art, sensory activities and music. For toddlers and preschoolers. Each week will include stories along with activities that emphasize that week’s focus. Caregiver required.

Books2Movies: A Slight Trick of the Mind (Mr. Holmes) Friday, February 15, 2:00-4:30pm Freeland Library Read/Listen to the book then join us for the movie and a lively talk. This month we will discuss “A Slight Trick of the Mind” by Mitch Cullin (Movie: Mr. Holmes). Enjoy candy and popcorn and meet with fellow book lovers. Brandon Henry, who you may have seen at The Clyde Theater, will lead the discussion. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, February 16, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction every month. Proceeds support community programs at the Clinton Library. DIY Natural Series: Homemade Bath & Beauty Without Chemicals Saturday, February 16, 12:00-1:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Save money, the environment, and nourish your good health. Learn to make natural ingredient body scrubs, shampoo and hair rinse and take home a soothing bath bomb. Registration required. 3rd Tuesday Book Group Tuesday, February 19, 9:30-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Celeste Ng’s “Everything I Never Told You.” Acupuncture and Herbs Wednesday, February 20, 2:00-4:00pm Freeland Library Join us for a lively discussion on natural healing, relief of chronic pain, and living well led by Jeremy Cornish, LAc. from Whidbey Acupuncture + Herbs. Everyone is welcome.

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

Healing Rooms Every Thursday, 6:30-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland The Healing Rooms are open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. There is a team of Christians from several local churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. All ministry is private, confidential, and free. Teams are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Ann at 425-263-2704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.com.

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

Teaching Through God’s Word Sundays, 9:00 & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

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

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Join us for a great book discussion of Arlie Russell Hochschild’s “Strangers In Their Own Land.” You don’t need to be a member of South Whidbey at Home to attend - everyone is welcome!

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.

LEGO® In The Library Sunday, February 24, 2:00-3:30pm Coupeville Library Build your best with LEGO® in this open session for creating by yourself or with a building buddy. For ages 5 and up. Reading with Rover Dogs Wednesday, February 27, 5:00pm Freeland Library Read aloud to a loving canine listener. The Reading with Rover program helps kids strengthen reading skills and improve reading confidence. For school-age children with a caregiver. Reading to a dog helps children in many ways. Dogs help create a safe, non-judgmental, experience, which studies show reduces anxiety, anger, and depression, while increasing self-confidence and self-esteem creating a sense of pride and motivation to read independently. Kids love reading to our dogs!

Religious Services South Whidbey Community Church Sundays, 9:00-9:45am Adult Bible Study 10:00-11:00am Worship Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Rd, Langley

Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

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 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.

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Coupeville Lions raise funds for local student scholarships Graham said the Coupeville community helps make the event possible through donations.

By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly From a live auction to a dessert dash, the Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction will offer an evening of entertainment, tasty treats and more, all while raising funds to help local students realize their post high-school goals.

“We go to businesses in Coupeville and individuals too, and they sponsor the dinner and our expenses for the wine and cheese and crackers, and that allows us to take all of the money that we have raised that night for scholarships,” she said. “None of the scholarship money goes to cover expenses.”

The Coupeville Lions Club will hold its Scholarship Auction to benefit a number of Coupeville High School students Saturday, Feb. 23 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge.

The auction gives the community a chance to come together, Graham said.

Brian Pulk, who chairs the scholarship fundraising committee, said the event allows Lions Club members to provide something for younger generations. “The Lions Club [members] all feel that the youth in our community are the future of our community and we just think supporting the students is so important,” he said. “And that is why the scholarship auction is dedicated 100-percent to providing scholarships to graduating seniors from Coupeville High School.” Pulk, who is in his third year of doing the event, said the evening provides plenty of entertainment in addition to supporting a worthy cause. “The event itself is a lot of fun. We have Dale Sherman as the auctioneer and he is just a riot,” he said. “His sidekick is Bob Clay, and with the two of them conducting the auction, it pretty much has everyone in stitches.” Jan Graham, a scholarship fundraising committee member, said the scholarships range from $500 to $2,000. “We really feel like it is a gift from the community, and we want the students to know that the community is behind them,” she said. “We can’t fund everything but we do want them to have some kind of gift.” Graham said potential recipients of the scholarships themselves actually participate in the fundraising dinner by volunteering to be servers for the event. “A lot of the students who are there that night doing the serving will be scholarship recipients either that year or the next year because we usually have juniors and seniors helping out,” she said. “They are from the Leos, which is the students’ Lions Club, and the National Honor Society.” Aside from acting as waiters and waitresses for the night, the students spend time at the dinner interacting with the event’s attendees, Graham said. “The students are also there to answer questions,” she said. “We have a ‘senior wall’ in the back that has pictures and goals from last year’s recipients and where they went to

Marsha Phay Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Lions Club Dale Sherman will serve as auctioneer for the annual Coupeville Lions Club scholarship auction, coming up Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.

college and what they are doing now if we can get in contact with them. It gives the guests a better idea of what they are doing and there are faces to the scholarship money that they are trying to raise.” Graham said the event has grown significantly and now attendance ranges from 140 to 145 people, not including the students who volunteer for the event. “The Elks Lodge is just a really wonderful place to have these big events,” she said. “We have always tried to keep it in Coupeville but it got so large that about four or five years ago we had to move it into Oak Harbor, and luckily there is a place like the Elks Lodge around, because a lot of us have these fundraising events.”

“When we are at the dinner, what I like is the people interacting with each other, and the interaction with the students — there is lots of laughter, and I love the dessert dash,” she said. “I think there is a camaraderie that people have in Coupeville — it is a good feeling, you know, getting people together with the same goal, which is helping students. That is a lot of fun.” Graham said the residents of Coupeville, and on the north and south ends of the island, find ways to help their neighbors through organizations and events such as this one. “Whidbey Island takes care of its own in a lot of ways,” she said. “The Coupeville community takes care of their own and this is just one event in the area that proves that to be true. The Lions are just really excited to be helping students get on with the next part of their lives.” Tickets can be purchased for $35 by calling the Coupeville Lions Club at 360-78-4105.

The evening, which started over a decade ago as a soup and salad dinner event, has expanded to include dinner and both a silent and live auction, along with a dessert dash, and a section called “Raise the Paddle.” One of the goals is to encourage participation in the various donation opportunities throughout the night, Graham said. “We have always tried to keep ticket prices down because we want people to buy auction items and donate during the Raise the Paddle event,” she said. “For people who did not buy an auction item or want to give a little bit more, we have ‘Raise the Paddle,’ and people can raise their paddle for a donation of $1,000, or $500, or $50, (or another amount), and then that money is gathered together and goes to the scholarships.”

Marsha Phay Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Lions Club Potential scholarship recipients from the National Honor Society and Leos Club at Coupeville High School volunteer as servers at the Coupeville Lions’ annual scholarship dinner and auction.

Marsha Phay Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Lions Club Each table at the Coupeville Lions’ scholarship auction gathers money for the right to get first choice of an item from the dessert dash at the fundraising dinner.

Photo courtesy of Coupeville Lions Club 2018 Recipients of the Lions Scholarship Auctions

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Life Tributes CAMELIA TRUAN GUTIERREZ Feb. 10, 1946 – Feb. 5, 2019

Camelia Truan Gutierrez, 72, of Oak Harbor, passed away at Skagit Valley Hospital, Feb. 5, following a brief illness. Camelia was born in Kingsville, Texas, Feb.10, 1946, to Eugenio Davila Mendez and Francisca Eloisa (Truan) Mendez. She was raised in Kingsville, and spent much of her life there. She met and married Angel Anthony Fernandez while he was home on leave from serving in the US Navy. She also lived in Longview, Wash., before moving to Oak Harbor to be near her son and daughter. Camelia loved to cook, especially for family and close friends. She was known for her generous hospitality and preparing meals with an abundance of delicious homemade Mexican dishes. Above anything else, she loved her family – children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Camelia is survived by her four children: Angel Anthony Fernandez, Eugenio Enrique Fernandez of Longview, David Fernandez and daughter-in-law, Angela, and Camelia Eloisa Jensen and son-in-law, Israel E. Buchholz; 10 grandchildren: Angelia Fernandez, Makala M. Fernandez, David Fernandez, Jr., Harley J. Fernandez, Julio T. Fernandez, Serenity B. Fernandez, Angel A. Broon, Genio L.F. Despain, Mariah L. Despain and Summer J. Brodie: nine great-grandchildren: Aliyah M. Thomasson, Frankie Dillard, Jr., Anthony Dillard, Jason Jensen, Jr., Tristen Martin Rathers, Genio L.F. Despain, Jr., James P.D. Cox, Aaliyah J. Molina and Jasper D. Fernandez; sister Maria Ruiz (“Tita”); brothers: Joe Mendez and Julio Mendez. Camelia was preceded in death by her son, Luis Fernandez, and by siblings, Eugene Mendez, Manuel Mendez, Linda Canales, Robert Canales, Francis Seanz and Bennita Gonzales. (May their souls be playful once again together!) Visitation will be Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a reception at Oak Harbor Church of the Nazarene, 1100 W. Whidbey Ave., from 5-8 p.m. Interment will take place at Hudson Cemetery in Rainier, Ore., where Camelia will be buried next to her mother, Francisca Eloisa Mayfield and her son, Luis Fernandez. Those interested in attending the service in Oregon may contact David Fernandez at 360-914-8988. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

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FRIDAY, JAN. 4 12:44 am, Amble Rd. Caller states neighbors just called and said subjects are at caller’s house and no one is supposed to be there; caller is out of town; was also seen driving caller’s car.

2:05 pm, NE 1st Ave. Reporting party advising son refusing to give her his phone.

12:30 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Requesting officer to look at license plate to see if it’s mounted correctly.

6:24 pm, SE 8th Ave. Party in lobby, was outside location with son when subjects went by and “scowled� at him then started laughing after passing by.

2:43 pm, Taylor Rd. Caller states chased pigs off road. They headed up East Hyper Trail, a private road.

6:54 pm, Newman Rd. Requesting assistance, trying to get ride to find dog; states vehicle won’t start, has no other way to get there, requesting ride to Freeland. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2 12:03 am, SR 20 Caller states note was left on her vehicle about parking in handicapped spot. 11:22 am, Best Rd. Reporting party states someone with medical alarm company home safety research is at his residence refusing to leave; states has come to location to continue reporting party’s service, but reporting party wants to cancel. 2:19 pm, SW Swantown Ave. Advising pet bunny in caller’s backyard; doesn’t know who it belongs to. 2:21 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party states was advised to call if subject seen plaid pajama pants [sic]. 9:29 pm, East Harbor Rd. Requesting call referencing complaint against coroner; advising was given information about the wrong person from the coroner. Party refusing to give address and other pertinent information. THURSDAY, JAN. 3 5:47 am, Keystone Ave. Requesting call referencing weather advisory; caller wants to know if they need to pack up and get off island. 9:15 am, Eagle Ridge Rd. Reporting party advising state roads are at location cutting down trees; homeowner at location is yelling and refusing to let state roads leave. 11:12 am, SE Barrington Dr. Caller stating house right in front of location has three dogs who are let out off leash and poop all over apartment areas. 1:38 pm, Jeffrey Ln. Reporting party advising found black trash bag, dogs going nuts over it, believes body may be inside. 3:23 pm, SR 20 Advising woman is walking around store carrying bags while ranting and raving. 4:20 pm, SR 20 Reporting party states woman is ranting. Telling customers the backpack food will explode in her stomach. 8:03 pm, SR 20 Party advising someone is trying to get into the light pole by Home Depot sign on highway.




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Get in running mode for Kettles Trail Run By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Alright, it’s time to trade in our snow boots for running shoes! The Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run is coming up fast, with the marathon and half marathon set to take place Saturday, Feb. 23 and the 5K and 10K runs scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 24 at Fort Ebey State Park. This is the first time the event, put on by Northwest Trail Runs, will be held on two consecutive days, meaning even more runners will be able to participate. “To allow more runners, better parking, and less trail congestion, we are dividing the distances up into two different days in 2019,” said Gretchen Walla, marketing manager and volunteer coordinator. “The half marathon and marathon will take place on Saturday, and the 10k and 5k distances will be held the next day, on Sunday.” The Kettles Trail Run is a popular event, drawing hundreds of runners. Walla said organizers are hoping the scheduling changes will encourage even more people to participate. “In previous years our capacity was 500 runners, which we reached the past two

years,” she said. “This year we anticipate 600 runners over the weekend, with room to grow in future years. “The variety of unique trails and views Fort Ebey State Park has makes this race one of our most well attended events,” Walla continued. “People come year after year for the trails, views and enjoying local businesses like Penn Cove Brewery in Coupeville, which gives $1 off any pint to runners who show their bib number,” The event, which includes both local and regional runners, draws people of all ages from as far away as Canada. It is also the first race of a series in which runners can participate, earning points in their series standings. “This is the first race in our Half Marathon Trail Series,” explained Walla. “This series features several half marathon trail runs over the course of the year. The different events offer courses at a variety of venues, each with a unique beauty and challenge. Runners who complete three or more earn a full series score and can see how they compare to others in their age group, or challenge themselves to go the distance three times this year. If runners complete four or more, they earn a personalized coffee mug.”

Takao Suzuki Photo Courtesy of Northwest Trail Runs Hundreds of runners will hit the kettles next weekend for the Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run, taking part in several different distance runs, from a 5K or 10K to a half marathon and full marathon.

Organizers say all the courses, from the 5k up to the marathon, will offer runners wonderful views and vistas. Runners line up at the gun battery picnic area, which itself offers a great glimpse of the Olympic Mountains. From there, participants will wind their way through the forested kettle depressions, which were formed by huge hunks of melting ice. While most of the trails follow the rims of these depressions, some sections will feature tighter twists and turns. The routes don’t have any major climbs, but overall the elevation gain during the marathon is about 5,500-feet, about 1,500 more feet than can be gained running up peaks in the I-90 corridor. The water views from the bluff-top trail are consistently popular with runners.

Takao Suzuki Photo Courtesy of Northwest Trail Runs With unique terrain and amazing views, the Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run, to be held next weekend, is one of the most popular runs put on by Northwest Trail Runs, drawing an expected 600 participants over two days.

The Kettles Trail Run is also one in which runners of all ages can participate, making for a fun family activity. “In fact, runners in elementary, middle, or high school are eligible to receive a $10

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discount on online pre-registration prices for all Northwest Trail Runs events,” said Walla. “The discount will be auto generated based on your birthday. Young runners registering at the event may receive $5 off day-of-event registration.” All online, pre-registration closes Thursday, Feb. 21, but runners are welcome to register the day of the events. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Saturday and 8:30 a.m. Sunday. There are two waves of start times for both the half marathon and the 10K run, so participants should check the schedule online at nwtrailruns.com, where details on cost and start times are available, as well as course maps. Participants should note a Discover Pass is required for parking. Walla encourages everyone interested to check out the Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run and enjoy what Whidbey Island can offer runners. “Locals can come run a fun course in their backyard and non-locals can make it a weekend getaway,” she said.

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By Carey Ross A Dog’s Way Home: A lost dog makes a 400-mile journey to find its owners, spreading joy wherever it roams because that’s what dogs do. They can’t help themselves. Fact: I will make it roughly five minutes into this movie before I begin crying and I won’t stop until the end credits roll. ★★★ (PG • 2 hrs. 17 min.)

The Kid Who Would Be King: Normally, I’d be tempted to poke fun at this modern-day kid-friendly recounting of the boy who finds the Sword in the Stone, aka Excalibur, and assumes his destiny. However this movie stars Patrick Stewart as Merlin and I think Stewart as a kindly wizard is just what the world needs right now. ★★★★★ (PG • 2 hrs.)

Alita: Battle Angel: James Cameron, legendary filmmaker, tries his hand at writing a manga-based script about a human/cyborg hybrid who looks like a Snapchat filter. Worth noting, writing has never been the strong suit of James Cameron, legendary filmmaker. ★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 5 min.)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part: The first Lego movie was wacky and warmhearted and downright inspired. The Minifigs are back for another breakneck adventure, and they’ve lost none of their wit and very little of their charm. Everything is still awesome! ★★★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 30 min.)

Aquaman: If you happen to see a lot more ladies than is the norm for a comic-book movie lining up to buy tickets, it’s because we are thirsty and Jason Momoa as Aquaman is a tall drink of water. ★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 23 min.)

Miss Bala: Gina Rodriguez heads to Tijuana with her best friend, only to find herself in the middle of a cartel war. Rodriguez obviously has chops as an action star, but that’s all this movie has going for it. ★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 44 min.)

Bumblebee: What happens when someone finally has the good sense to wrest this bloated film franchise away from the unimaginative self-indulgence of Michael Bay? You get the first decent “Transformers” movie in franchise history, starring Hailee Steinfeld and everyone’s favorite canary-yellow Autobot. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 54 min.)

The Prodigy: Taylor Schilling of “Orange is the New Black” makes a questionable career choice by choosing this “Bad Seed”-esque horror flick as her big-screen foray. Catch it in the theater or when it is inevitably shown on the Lifetime Network in six months. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 32 min.)

Cold Pursuit: This darkly comedic action movie had a lot going for it: An excellent turn by Liam Neeson in full-on revenge mode, a sharply funny script, critical acclaim–and then Neeson gave an interview in which he spoke of once fantasizing about killing a black man. You were good while you almost lasted, “Cold Pursuit.” ★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 58 min.) Glass: M. Night Shyamalan reunites several characters from his previous films–Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy– because it’s not enough for him to destroy his own career with spectacularly disappointing movies, he wants to take everyone else down with him. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.) Happy Death Day 2 U: A question: When the premise of a horror movie is essentially “Groundhog Day” but with a lot more blood and killing, how do you know where the first installment leaves off and the sequel begins? ★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs.)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse: Remember when this animated multi-Spidey movie was announced and everyone was all, “Cool, a movie with a bunch of Spider-Men!” And then people caught wind that not all the Spider-Men would be white and not all of them would be men. It did not go over well. Now the movie stands at 97 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and is a massive hit. Representation rules. Diversity means dollars. Get on board, world. ★★★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 57 min.)

What Men Want: Hollywood, lacking creativity and bankrupt for ideas as usual, went to a very shallow well and came back with the idea to remake a particularly forgettable Mel Gibson movie, but with Taraji P. Henson in the starring role. Hollywood, leave Taraji alone. She deserves better. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 57 min.)


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FOOD IS LOVE ON VALENTINE’S DAY It’s that time of year again, where a day dedicated entirely to love is observed and most certainly indulged or reveled in by people everywhere. Cupid works overtime in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, so all those countless hours he puts in definitely do wonders for the love-struck couples out there. There are so many ways we can celebrate those whom we love dearly this Valentine’s Day, and often I find the sweetest, most thoughtful thing a person can do is prepare a delicious meal and enjoy the company of their sweetheart. The day itself is one of love and adoration, but its origins are a little dark. In fact, while we lavish one another with gifts, the actual celebration is more of an observance of a third century Christian monk who was executed for some transgression or other. History itself can be interpreted in so many ways, especially when you go further and further back. However, modern day tales tell us, although there were a few Christian monks going by the name ‘Valentine’ or some variation of that (e.g. Valentini, Valentinus etc), it was one martyred clergyman who lived around about 270 CE, to be the day’s namesake. Legend has it he befriended his jailer’s daughter (whom he also, supposedly, cured of blindness) and wrote to her frequently. He would always sign his letters to her “From your Valentine,” lending to us the sweet saying we often find in cards today. Today we find copious amounts of all sorts of products embellished with all things related to love, February 14. From stuffed animals and cards, to apparel, candy and more, all of it is emblazoned with declarations of love. Which brings me to the food stuff. Where did we come up with all these ideas about how best to fashion food into things which represent love? Chocolate roses, boxed chocolates, heart-shaped truffles, heart-shaped candy of every kind imaginable – all sprung forth from traditions and the boundless realm of human imagination. So how did chocolate move throughout the ages, being the prestige and currency of the ancient Aztecs and Mayans (and perhaps before them, the Olmecs), to finding its way into decorative

boxes reserved for the act of impressing a crush or lover? Chocolate had become popular across Europe throughout the Middle Ages and chocolate shops began to spring up all over, rivaling the popularity of coffee shops, in fact! By the 1800s, the ever-romantic Victorians seemed to be rather taken with the showering of gifts and niceties on a potential suitor, particularly those who were aptly decorated. It was around this time a man named Richard Cadbury found a way to use the cocoa butter extracted in the process of producing drinking chocolate. It was turned into what was called ‘eating chocolate’ and packaged in specially designed (by Richard Cadbury himself), heart-shaped boxes, adorned with rosebuds and cupids. These were rolled out in 1861 and even long after the ‘eating chocolate’ had been thoroughly enjoyed, every last morsel melted into sweet bliss in lovers’ mouths, the boxes themselves could be used to save love notes from that special someone. Today, there are so many more ways we can sweeten someone’s life on Valentine’s Day and it doesn’t just have to involve the consumption of chocolate-box chocolates. It could be something as simple and as meaningful as making a goody or a meal at home. Often, things prepared by our own two hands tend to weigh in a little more on the heart (in a good way), and likely because of the time and effort put into preparing whatever it is you had in mind for your loved one. Whether a fancy, three or five course meal, or a simple baked treat to package up nicely yourself, there are countless ways in which you can make your Valentine really count! I happen to be a great fan of having little hands help me in the kitchen when I bake, especially when it’s something with which they can really get involved. One of the simplest baked goods I’ve ever made was brownies, on which I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter, placed the brownies in parchment-lined Valentine’s themed boxes and then gifted to our loved ones. Not only was it homemade and therefore incredibly tasty (my bias here is irrelevant because everyone knows homemade brownies are one of the most delightful things), it was also thoughtful and a very proud

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moment for the little ones who helped me make them. A platform for fun, creativity and bonding. When I think about it, is a Valentine’s meal anything in particular, or is it what we make it? Does it have to be those foods with aphrodisiac properties only? Certainly not! It can be anything we invest our time, effort and love in. It is also in the way we choose to serve the meal, the place we choose to set it up and more importantly, the person with whom you will be sharing it. Take into account their predilections, their taste preferences, their sweet little quirks you so enjoy and transfer that into your meal. How about turning a pork tenderloin into a simply delicious dinner? It is the year of the pig after all, so a spinach, sun-dried tomato and mozzarella stuffed tenderloin with a side of garlic roasted potatoes should make for an easy meal, leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy your sweetheart’s company. Fancy taking the bite out of the air? A warm, slow-cooked red wine beef stew could be just the thing to thaw even the chilliest of hearts and make bellies feel full and faces feel flushed. Whether chicken, pork, seafood, steak or everything in between, a Valentine’s Day meal isn’t actually about the ingredients used to create it; rather, it’s the feeling that goes into making it that counts. Dear Readers, your options are endless for spoiling your love on this day of love, so I will include a recipe for just one of those many options to choose from - Caprese chicken. If you try it, let me know how you and your love like it. Please feel free to send any and all comments, questions and definitely recipes you might like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do exactly that and Dish! Caprese Chicken 1 lb chicken breasts, boneless, skinless 1 tablespoon olive oil salt to taste freshly ground black pepper ¼ cup balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil 1 small container grape tomatoes 4 slices mozzarella cheese In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, season and cook the chicken on both sides (approximately 6 minutes per side) until golden brown and cooked through. Remove from the pan and transfer to a plate. Add the balsamic vinegar, garlic and grape tomatoes to the skillet and cook for approximately 5 to 7 minutes or until the tomatoes are tender. Stir in the fresh basil. Return chicken breast to skillet, top with mozzarella cheese slices and cover with a lid so the cheese can melt. When serving, spoon the tomatoes over the chicken and enjoy! www.britannica.com/topic/Valentines-Day www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/ a47169/caprese-chicken-recipe/ To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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and optimism fall short if the cold facts don’t support your beliefs. Financials are the issue on the 16th. Be sure that expenses incurred are justified.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Sudden inspiration seems to tap you on the shoulder rather frequently these days, often with unpredictable consequences. A mad spate of activity inspired by yet another friendly tap may see you start a class, enter into a new relationship, or embark on a short journey this week. Your current responsibilities come first, of course, but if you are in a mood to explore, the 16th is ripe with possibilities. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) While it’s true that some stiff limitations currently cramp your efforts to get ahead, there is reason for cheer. Look at your difficulties like pearl oysters, each bearing a beautiful inner gem. More than any other, the one thing that reveals the inner beauty of your problems is your relationships. Problems strengthen partnership, if only by drawing you closer together. This may include children on the 16th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your friction with that certain someone (you know the one) is in essence quite simple. The rub is in the disappointments the real world holds, compared to your mental image of how the world should look. Yes, the cherished notions you clutch today may be the start of something beautiful, but they might also be gone and forgotten tomorrow. Only time will tell. Avoid rushing too far ahead of yourself on the 16th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) The best part of your week may lie in putting the pains of the past behind you. Regardless of what form those pains took, their release implies renewed optimism for the future. Enjoy the buoyant emotional freedom this brings (you’re entitled!) and then be ready to go into action. Your next step forward may already be on your mind. Reminders of who you are and where you’re going are part of the 16th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) A creative project involving you and another is ready to advance. A new perspective that allows you to see your way forward more clearly means good progress is possible this week. Your only caution in the short term is to guard against unrealistic idealism. Unjustified airy-fairy optimism leads quickly to future difficulties. Stay thoroughly grounded in practicalities. Clarity of purpose on the 16th smooths key relations. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Presuming that you know more than you really do could prove costly in terms of time and money. Specialized knowledge is an issue here. If you lack the expertise to judge matters for yourself, your best safeguard may be to consult a professional whom you trust. Faith

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If you don’t end the week better informed than you began it, blame only yourself. Opportunities to learn are coming at you from a variety of sources. These range from formal education to choice words of wisdom bestowed by someone whose opinion you respect. Open yourself to new possibilities on the 16th, for there is more to the picture than can be seen now. The rewards for doing so will justify the effort. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your opportunities this week are self-made. Your problem solving potential is high, and conditions are right for proving the truth of the adage that life is what you make it. The obstacles and delays of your recent past are behind you. Let the frustrations and negative conditioning of that time go. Efforts expended now promise much better results than you have come to expect. A surprise on the 16th keeps you rolling. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Shoring up your professional contacts is a top concern this week. Important news in business may demand that you make one or more personal visits to ensure that communication lines are kept open. That done, you will also want to stay in circulation with your social contacts. The line between those and your business connections is a thin one on the 16th. Sorting fact from rumor may prove difficult all week. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Action at home has impact on your business activities this week. At the least, you may find your attention divided as you work to keep abreast of the demands. Working from home is also a possibility. Personal and professional relations tend to blur together in ways that may blunt your effectiveness at times. The 16th is especially prone to unavoidable confusions that rob you of time. Allowing for the unexpected is wise.


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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) A renewed sense of possibilities and the companion emotional rise may spur you in unwise directions this week. Previous obstacles are barriers no more, but don’t rush ahead too quickly. Before embarking on paths you might later regret, be sure you understand everything you know about the matter. Confusions about what you truly want are likely on the 16th. Reserve the right to change your mind.

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WANTED Art, Antiques & Collectibles. Cash paid for quality items. Call or text 360-661-7298 DRUMMER: Need experienced, solid rock drummer with great meter. Practice weekly in Oak Harbor in fully equipped rehearsal/recording studio. Mostly rock, blues and acoustic originals plus some covers. Plan to play concerts/ festivals and work on CD. Rich at rswitzer55@netzero.net or 360-675-5470 before 9 pm. Was your Dad or Gramps in Japan or Germany? I collect old 35 mm cameras and lenses. Oak Harbor, call (970) 823-0002

Camping items: Brookstone waterproof floating lantern, for camping, patio, poolside, or emergencies, new, $5 or best offer; Old (but clean) Thermos 1-gallon jug, $5; Versatile backpack, the two parts can be used separately, or (for more serious backpacking) together, $15 obo. We have photos. Call or text 360-3200525. How’d youdifficulty do? rating 0.57) Puzzle 1 (Medium, Sports items: Bag Boy golf cart, $10 obo; Golf umbrella, 2 6 7 1 8 5 9 4 3 $3; Men’s wet suits, size L, 5 4 9 3 2 7 6 8 1 $10 per item; Neoprene gloves 1 8 3 4 9 6 7 2 5 and hats, size L, $5 each; 8 3 5 9 6 1 2 7 4 Water skis: Terry Competition 9 7 4 5 3 2 8 1 6 slalom ski, with carrying bag, $30 obo; O’Brien Competition 6 1 2 8 7 4 3 5 9 slalom ski, Kevlar/Boron, $30 7 5 8 6 4 3 1 9 2 obo; Wiley wood water skis, 4 2 6 7 1 9 5 3 8 $25 obo. We have photos. Call 3 9 1 2 5 8 4 6 7 or text 360-320-0525.

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When the wind sweeps twigs, leaves and other debris into our gutters, the water flow around a home or business establishment can be seriously hindered. A backed-up gutter can cause an accumulation of water and a subsequent overflow around the foundation of the building. The result over time is weakened footing and the development of cracks in foundation walls, which itself can be a very costly, but necessary fix. Why wait for this to happen? Prevent it by calling in Crystal Clean and their highly trained professionals to do what they do best and get your gutters going again! After your gutters are good to go, let’s tackle those windows and get them gleaming in time for spring! Let your viewing portals be as crystal clear as they can be and with the invaluable services and expertise of Crystal Clean staff, you’ll get all this and more! Using the ‘Pure Water System’ to guarantee their customers a radiant, spot-free finish on their windows each and every time, owner Jason ensures his customers get only the best of the best. That’s not all though, as safety is paramount for this owner, he protects everyone’s interests by using water fed poles whilst making use of the RODI system (Reverse Osmosis Deionization). This cleaning method stops contaminants from passing through the filters, giving your windows a spot free finish and a glint as glamorous as they come. It isn’t just the exterior of your home that will benefit from Crystal Clean’s services though, because on top of all the exterior cleaning Jason and his crew do, the interior gets a breath of fresh air as well, should you choose to take advantage of it! Eco-friendly soaps are used on interior windows, which of course, are safe to use around people and pets alike! Safeguarding everyone’s best interests while dispensing second to none services is what Crystal Clean is all about! So, if your windows are looking a little lackluster, get their glimmer back quick, fast and in a hurry! When the weather whips up a bit of gutter clutter get them going again – just call Crystal Clean Windows, 360-675-3005, or visit their website at www.crystalcleanwindowswhidbey.com to find out how you can schedule a consultation and service to get your home or place of business Spring ready!

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