Whidbey Weekly, March 28, 2019

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by Amy Hannold Tulips in Bloom: Enjoy a month-long spring celebration featuring a parade in La Conner April 12 at 2 p.m., street fair in downtown Mt. Vernon April 19-21, salmon barbeque, petting farm, and fields of beautiful colors. Visit tulipfestival.org for bloom forecasts, events, and touring maps. Jamboree by the Sea: Fun and education for everyone at the Oak Harbor Marina, Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron. Boating and water skills information, Dragon Boat demonstrations, face painting, shrimping seminar, food vendors and the DPSPS’s Marine Swap Meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Provider Panel with Resource Fair and Behavior & Development Workshop: Parents, guardians, and/or caregivers of individuals birth to 18 with autism and/ or developmental delays are invited to a Provider Panel and Resource Fair Monday, April 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in Langley at the South Whidbey Community Center or Tuesday, April 9, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the OHPS Administration Building, in Oak Harbor. Attendees will hear from local providers about available services, resources and the free, upcoming Behavioral and Developmental Skill-Building Workshop Series.

Garage Sale, Antiques & More at Skagit County Fairgrounds: Over 140 vendors, food, and live music. April 12-13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3 Admission, $3 Parking. Skagitcounty.net/garagesale

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Family Guide

The Behavior and Development Workshop, including light meals and childcare, will meet in Oak Harbor, Tuesdays, April 16 to May 21. Attendees must be able to attend all six workshops, as each session builds from the previous session. The Panel/Resource evenings and the workshop are adults only events. Registration is required for these free events and childcare must be reserved while spaces last: Jaemee.w@tlcwhidbey.org



3rd Annual WhidbeyCon: From youngling to sith lord, kohai to senpai, muggle to wizard, average to super, join the FREE geek-fest at the Oak Harbor Library, Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All ages and fandoms will find something of interest with panels, vendors, Artist’s Alley, workshops, photo booth, gaming room, scavenger hunt and costume contest. Sno-isle.org/locations/oakharbor See the Warbirds Knock the Rust Off: The Heritage Flight Museum in Burlington begins their season of monthly Fly Days Saturday, April 13. Tour the museum and see the warbirds take to the skies. Read more about this season’s Fly Days and the museum at Heritageflight.org Junior Ranger & Free Parks Days: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve is partnering with Fort Casey State Park to host Junior Ranger Day April 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Fort Casey State Park. Learn about the history, agriculture, and animals of Ebey’s Reserve. Tour the Admiralty Head Lighthouse and learn about the role Fort Casey played during World War I and World War II as part of the Coast Artillery Defense. The Discover Ebey’s Junior Ranger Activity Book can be downloaded at Nps.gov/ebla or found at the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce or the Island County Historical Museum. April 20, in honor of Spring, and April 22 for Earth Day will be Free Parks days with no Discover Pass required for Washington State Park use.

Spring Craft Bazaar: Camp Fire Samish hosts an array of local vendors Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Jewelry, fabric and knitted crafts, handcrafted soaps and fragrances, crafts, home wares, baked goods and more for your spring décor, treats or gifts. Reserve your space at islandcountycampfireusa@yahoo. com or call 360-914-2118. The $25 vendor fee benefits the club’s activities for youth. Kid Gear & Children’s Items, For Less: Just Between Friends is a children’s consignment marketplace where you can buy and sell everything needed for your children, for less. April 24-28, at the Skagit County Fairgrounds, find clothes, furniture, strollers, playsets, nursery items, toys and books. Teachers, expectant parents, military families, and first-time parents qualify for pre-sale FREE admission Wednesday, when you register to attend at MarysvilleMountVernon. jbfsale.com. Free admission for everyone Thursday with pre-registration, Friday is free admission (no pre-registration required), Saturday is Half Price Day and Sunday, remaining items are up to 75-percent off. Whidbey’s Great Cloth Diaper Change: The Whidbey Island Babywearers group is hosting the Whidbey Island Great Cloth Diaper Change Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Coupeville Library. All Babywearers, those who use cloth diapers, and those interested in their use are welcome. Following the Diaper Change, there will be a class in the use of cloth diapers. Facebook.com/WhidbeyIslandBabywearers Prepare to be Amazed: David DaVinci, a world-renowned Thrillusionist, will present mind-boggling illusions and jaw-dropping magic, seamlessly fused with exotic parrots that materialize from thin air. You’ll laugh and cheer as David DaVinci presents his interpretation of the age-old art of magic and illusions at Oak Harbor High School Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased by calling 360-675-5953. Hosted by Windermere Whidbey Island, this event is a fundraiser for the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club. For more information, visit Facebook.com/WindermereWhidbeyIsland Click Arts Summer Camp: An inclusive summer experience to develop a diverse community of youth ages 10 to 18, who will live and work together to improve their skills, build friendships and have fun in a happy, healthy setting at the Cornet Bay Retreat Center in Oak Harbor, August 18 to 23. Among the camp’s activities are visual arts, ethnic cooking/baking, dance, theater, circus arts, movement and music. Campfires, sports, games, crafts and other camp favorites are also planned. Each staff specialist holds a degree in their discipline and has had extensive classroom experience. Organizers want to invite all youth to camp, even those who might have medical conditions, so there is a resident pediatrician on site full-time and dietary needs will be accommodated. Parents are invited to stay informed during the session by checking the camp’s website for updates and photos. Clickartscamp.org Where’s the Bunny? Visit WhidbeyIsland. MacaroniKid.com for your guide to Easter egg hunts, festivals and more. Check it out, so you don’t miss out on the fun!

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How cool is that? Who has fun forwarding a link? This time-consuming activity is like talking to yourself while thinking of a friend, but with postage. Two days ago I mailed five business size envelopes of UW scoop to Dan in Phoenix. I numbered each envelope. After mailing, I called Dan to alert him to tell me when they arrived. 48 hours later Dan called. “I got all five envelopes today!”

The thought reminds me of a playground expression we used to use in a heated game of four-square, “Go lick a wall.”

A USPS miracle?

Fame The Isle of Whidbey has no shortage of celebrities. You know who you are, so why name drop just because I saw you at the grocery store?

Shock a friend.

While it is not unusual to see famous people in Dr. Perkins’ waiting room in Clinton, I really never expected to see a famous person last week when I took my free hearing test at Dr. Keating’s MyHearingCenter in Freeland.

By the way, with all our national and international issues on transparency, I now write DNA free, machine licked on the back of all of the envelopes I send.

Get out your scissors, find a paper to cut up, and write a letter.

Just in case. Write on Thanks to actor, author, producer, director, and retired notary public Richard Evans of Clintonia, www.imdb.com/name/nm0263154/?ref_=nv_sr_1, I was able to see a proof of Evans’ third book of prose and poetic pontifications, Cryptolips III.

“Okay then, we’ll just play it by ear.”

Being the proud owner and reader of Cryptolips I and Cryptolips II, the pending acquisition of Cryptolips III will enable me to finally hit the Cryptology Trifecta.

E-zine fine Photographer David Welton, author Kate Poss, and editor/web designer Petra Martin joined talents last September to publish a much needed E-zine, www.thisiswhidbey.com.

Trying to keep up with the mind of author Evans, in print or in public, is not unlike trying to text from the cab of an 18 wheeler in the runaway truck lane. Thrilling, memorable, and how will this end.

This is a win-win for all.

We here at the Whidbey Weekly will notify all page three readers of the release of Cryptolips III soon. According to the press release we received from Evans’ agent, Yu Oh Mee, “Due to the superb cover photo on volume III of Cryptolips, the publisher saw no reason to provide additional personal photos within the book.”

Locals on locals. Can’t get much better than that. Their fascinating take on Whidbey helped me remember this classic moment from my me-zone. After a few years on South Whidbey, I asked island icon Raymond Gabelein how long a person had to live here to be a local.

In this life, I run a clipping service for myself. For some unknown reason, I enjoy cutting out articles and pictures from local papers to mail to buddies. I scissor clip, also a wrestling hold, the stuff to send to the folks I think of when I first see what I saw. Anything about the University of Washington’s football, basketball, or softball teams goes to Danny in Phoenix. Beer and brewery articles go to Stevie in Powell, Ohio. Those Bradford Exchange fliers hawking Marine Corps knick-knacks go to Corporal Julian in Carmel, Ind. or Corporal Loeb in Scottsdale, or Corporal Swigart in Bismarck, Ark. Any anti President Trump opinions go to my brother in Virginia. Any pro President Trump opinions go to my cousin in Hood River. Any no trump columns go to my friends who play bridge. Anything to do with the history of Seattle goes to Billy Bob in Green Valley, Ariz. Articles about Stanford University go to dad GB in Brentwood, Calif. since soccer skilled daughter Kelley graduated as a Cardinal. Anything I read concerning Pete Carroll goes to bro Weymo in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Why do this?

For me, this pleasure provides a connection the

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Bohemian Rhapsody Although I own only one Queen album, Jazz, after seeing and hearing the incredible performances of all in the film Bohemian Rhapsody, I ordered several Queen CD’s from the Sno-Isle library system, the most efficient and accessible library system in the Universe. Get in line. There are a few folks ahead of me. What else would you expect from a guy who lives in a caboose? The words that got me in this must-see film come along about 24 minutes and 20 seconds into the movie when Freddie Mercury is responding to his best friend’s question, “What’s it like, singing for all those people?” “I know they’re listening. And I know I really have them. I couldn’t sing off key if I tried. I’m exactly the person I was always meant to be. I’m not afraid of anything.” Grand Marshal Nicole Last week, we went to press before I could congratulate Nicole Russeff on being named Grand Marshal of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Seattle. Nikki has been an inspiration for all of us who know her. The memories of our time together enjoying the camaraderie and sheer fun of H.O.P.E. (Horsemanship Opportunities for Potential Equestrians) are ever present. There is no doubt Grand Marshal Nicole’s smile leading last Sunday’s parade was as wide as the horse arenas her smile filled years ago. For more about Nikki’s accomplishments, check out Nicole Brodeur’s wonderful tribute column in the Seattle Times at www.seattletimes.com/ author/nicole-brodeur/. Nicole holds another honor as she has just been named the first ever recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for Hugging, gifted by the soul shareholder of the Loose Caboose. May the Hug be with You!

Why not save all the postage money by just forwarding the link of the article online?


Come to think of it, the Bible does not have pictures either.

Congrats, Nicole.

Good question.

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Jimmy Scissorhands In another life, I must have sharpened scissors.


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“Ray, I’ve done it. I’ve been here 20 years. I’m finally a local.”

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The week of my twentieth year here, I broke out my rotary phone to call Raymond.

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It must be feeding time. The stellar blue jay or some woodpecker yet to be named (this is a family paper) has a beak knock louder than most any human door knocker. What is it about the beaking of cedar slabs that causes my winged neighbor of the air waves so much joy?


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Bits & Pieces SISW Presents Live Your Dream: Education & Training Award

Letters to the Editor Editor, Another incredible St. Patrick’s day parade and pub crawl was pulled off without a hitch thanks to such an eclectic group of volunteers from on and off the island. Thank you to all of the participants who came out to enjoy the festivities and show their support for all the illustrious history that makes Whidbey Island so grand. We at the Irish Wildlife Society were so privileged and excited to be able to make this year’s pub crawl such a success, it was one for the books and one which Kraken Tours was thankful to be a part of. The Kraken Leprechauns made it to quite a few of the locations on the pub crawl and hoping next year to do it in reverse so we can continually promote all of our fabulous establishments in this unique town we call home. Votes are currently being tallied for this year’s winner of the Grand potato, with presentation to follow soon. Thank you to Teresa Besaw and Eric Marshall of Whidbey Weekly for all of their help in creating such incredible fliers for the event and for all the edits and hours spent making it happen. We would have been lost without your help, truly. Thank you to Abbie Martin of Edward Jones: Jeff Pleet, for her TIRELESS effort and consistent help in every aspect of the parade and pub crawl (and for helping a busy captain decorate the bus)! Thank you to Nick Ricci of Windemere for being a fellow M.C. for the night and for all the help keeping us on pub crawl time lines. Until next time lads and lasses, till the wheels come off. Erin go brah! Nicholas Konopik, member of the Irish Wildlife Society Owner, Kraken Tours

Editor, Twelve Whidbey Island nonprofits were the lucky recipients of generous contributions from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie in Freeland recently. The Eagles’ mission is simple, “People Helping People,” and they certainly followed through with a heap of help last Saturday to the tune of $15,000 in total. The recipient organizations include Senior Services of Island County, Helping Hand, Enso House, the Readiness to Learn Foundation, Whidbey Island Nourishes (WIN), Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund, South Whidbey Homeless Coalition, M Bar C Ranch, the HUB Youth Center, Friends of Freeland Library, Whidbey Island Dance Theatre and South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers. On behalf of South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers, which received $2,000 to help repair homes of neighbors who are unable to do so themselves, and all the recipients of your generosity, we thank you, Eagles! Patricia Duff, South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers

Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island is proud to have awarded Kaitlyn Broyles of South Whidbey Island $1,500 under the Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women. While working for Freeland Building Source performing office management and design construction work, Kaitlyn is also studying for her degree in Occupational Management. The Live Your Dream program provides monetary grants to women who are working to better their lives through additional schooling and/or skills training. Soroptimist International has awarded $2.1 million educational grants to 1,467 deserving women in 20 countries and territories, resulting in women who are empowered socially and economically. This provides true independence to them and their families. Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island invites women to visit www.soroptimistinternational.com to determine their eligibility for next year’s award. [Submitted by June Nailon]

HEART Tarps Roof After Good’s Laboratory Fire

cre (1919). This 70-minute historical documentary will be shown Saturday at 1:30pm at the Clyde Theater in Langley. The film will be followed by a 30-minute discussion and Q & A with producer, David Jepsen. Admission is $7. To reserve a seat, please call the Island County Museum, 360-678-3310. Tickets will also be available at the door. Doors open at 1:00pm. [Submitted by Rick Castellano, executive director, Island County Museum]

Island County Citizens’ Advisory Board to Discuss 2019 Conservation Futures Proposed Acquisition Projects The Island County Citizens’ Advisory Board (CAB) will hold a public meeting at 6:00pm Monday, in the County Commissioners hearing room located at 1 NE 6th St, Coupeville. At the public meeting, the applicants will make a presentation about the proposed 2019 acquisition projects and answer questions from the CAB. The CAB will also take public comment about the proposed project. The proposed projects are: 1. Project Name: Pearson Shoreline Acquisition Sponsor: Whidbey Camano Land Trust Amount: $210,000 requested from Conservation Futures Fund 2. Project Name: Kettle Trails Expansion – Alito Property Acquisition Sponsor: Island County Amount: $47,000 requested from Conservation Futures Fund

After a fire whipped through Leonard Good’s lab, South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers HEART crew was there to help.

3. Project Name: Strawberry Point Preserve Expansion Acquisition Sponsor: Whidbey Camano Land Trust Amount: $98,300 requested from Conservation Futures Fund

After a fire destroyed the Langley classroom laboratory of longtime, beloved science teacher Leonard Good Feb. 27, the South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers Home Emergency Action Repair Team (HEART) stepped into action and was on the scene to help by the following Friday.

Documents related to the proposed projects may be found at www.islandcountywa.gov/ GSA/Pages/cff.aspx.

The content of Good’s classroom was pretty much destroyed in the fire, but the HEART crew was able to tarp the roof to keep things inside from being further destroyed by the elements.

[Submitted by Don Mason]

Good’s wife, Linda, expressed her gratitude to the HEARTS crew for the help. “We’re very grateful for the help offered to us from HEART and many other people who offered to help,” she said.

For more information contact Don Mason, CFF Program Coordinator at Island County General Services Administration, 360-679-7379.

Learn to Pray and Heal – A Spiritual Adventure Nate Frederick of Boothbay, Maine, will speak Saturday April 6, at 11:00am at First Church of Christ, Scientist, Oak Harbor, 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street. The topic of his Christian Science lecture is “Learn to Pray and Heal – A Spiritual Adventure.”

Linda said one of Leonard’s former students, Ariel (Hanson) Fenton, went ahead and set up a Go Fund Me account with the title “Help the Goods Recover from a Classroom Fire” at www.gofundme.com.

He writes, “Are prayer and healing for you? I mean, if you have no experience with spirituality or religion, or you’re not sure what you think about God, can you still pray and be healed?

South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers is an organization that helps South Whidbey homeowners with repairs to their homes. An annual workday takes place the first Saturday in May, but for those who need immediate help for a quick repair, the HEART crew is there, just like they were for the Goods.

“Yes, because prayer and healing are natural to us, and I say this as one who didn’t even grow up in a religious household. But what I’ve discovered as I’ve studied Christian Science is that a willingness to shift perspective to see things in a new, more spiritual way, has an effect for anyone.

To find out more about South Whidbey Hearts & Hammers, HEART and the upcoming Saturday, May 4 workday, please visit www. heartsandhammers.com. This great nonprofit organization of neighbors helping neighbors can always use more volunteers!

“Like in the case of an inmate I worked with. As I shared the basics of Christian Science with him he said it sounded great but he was just a bad person. He seemed pretty convinced that healing wasn’t for him. But we talked about the fact that he wasn’t defined by his past, but by God, his source, who is completely good. I could tell his thought about himself was changing.

[Submitted by Patricia Duff]

Labor Wars of the Northwest Discontent, radicalism and violence permeated the Pacific Northwest in the early decades of the twentieth century. Following the railroads in the 1880s, tens of thousands of workers migrated to the Northwest for jobs in logging, mining and fishing. Instead, they found poverty-level wages, crushing hours and dreadful conditions. The newly-released film Labor Wars of the Northwest shines new light on tragedies like the Everett Massacre (1916), the Seattle General Strike (1919) and the Centralia Massa-

“And then he wanted more. So, he took a copy of the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, back to his cell and started to dive into these books. Six or seven weeks later, I ran into him again and he told me that he’d been healed of a serious illness – just from studying the Bible and Science and Health. His study helped him grasp God and his life in a new way and his disease was cured.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED “In my lecture, I’ll share more about the fundamentals of effective prayer, as I’ve learned from studying Christian Science, as well as how healing is truly for everyone.” Nate Frederick [Submitted by Joy Oldemeyer]

Musical Metamorphosis A joint musical venture with the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra and Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island Saturday, April 6 at 7:30pm, enjoy a special musical venture as Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra and Seattle Collaborative Orchestra, both under the direction of Anna Edwards, presents a program of works inspired by others – metamorphosing from the original into something new. Held at South Whidbey High School in Langley, the program includes the first movement of Rimsky-Korsakov’s epic tale “Scheherazade,” after which the ensemble will present the world premiere of Leanna Primiani’s “1001” as a modern musical response to Scheherazade – this time from her perspective. Paul Hindemith’s “Symphonic Metamorphosis” – the first work he wrote in the United States after being banned by Nazis in his homeland of Germany, is based on themes by composer Carl Maria von Weber. A highlight of the evening will be a celebratory performance of Seattle’s own Walt Wagner’s “The Miracle Concerto” – in honor of the 25th anniversary of the commissioning. Internationally acclaimed pianist Mark Salman will be the featured soloist. A 6:45pm pre-concert chat will be moderated by Classical KING-FM radio host, Dave Beck. Mark Salman’s performances have been described as “powerful,” “astonishing, exacting and evocative,” “dramatic,” “wildly imaginative,” and “touchingly lyrical.” Mr. Salman’s career has taken him to Europe, Asia, Canada, and throughout the United States. He has performed in Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, has been the subject of profiles in The New York Times, and has been featured in numerous radio and television broadcasts in the U.S., Europe, and China. Walt Wagner, an American pianist, composer, and arranger based in Seattle, Washington, has performed with Jay Leno, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, George Burns, Lily Tomlin, Roberta Flack, Sammy Davis, Jr., Bob Newhart, and as pianist- conductor with Peggy Lee. Walt recently ended a 20-year engagement at Seattle’s famed Canlis; his performance finale was live-streamed internationally. Among his compositions are The Miracle - Concerto for Piano & Orchestra; Rhythms - for Piano, Winds & Percussion, recorded with Gerard Schwarz conducting The Seattle Symphony Orchestra, with Walt as soloist. Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island was formed as an expansion of the Saratoga Chamber Players founded by Whidbey Island’s legendary violinist and arts supporter, Michael Nutt. In 2007, Legh W. Burns, Music Director Emeritus, began a regular concert series performing throughout the island for Whidbey audiences. Anna Edwards has led the orchestra as Music Director since 2015, and has brought national attention to the ensemble for its innovative programming, especially championing women composers. The Seattle Collaborative Orchestra (SCO) is a diverse, multi-generational performing arts organization dedicated to promoting diversity in symphonic classical music. SCO musicians include approximately 80 students, community members, and professionals who work together to create a unique and collaborative musical experience that represents a creative mix of traditional orchestral music, works by female composers, and composers of color. Professional musicians of the SCO come from Skyros String Quartet, Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and military, (students under 18 always free) and can be purchased at Moonraker Books & Blue Sound Music in Langley, bayleaf in Coupeville, ClickMusic in Oak Harbor, cash/check/credit card at the door, or online at www.sowhidbey. com/tickets For more information, visit www.sowhidbey.

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Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center Community Education to Offer Filmmaking, Electrical Continuing Education, Intro to Fiction, Oceanography, and more for April Skagit Valley College’s South Whidbey Center in Langley has put together several exciting Community Education classes for you for Spring Quarter. The Center is located at 723 Camano Avenue (room 112) in Langley, 360-341-2324. Among the highlights is an eight-week filmmaking course taught by a former Whidbey Island high school film teacher, Chris Douthitt. In addition to teaching filmmaking, Chris holds numerous advertising honors, including a CLIO Award for radio production, and he has served as a reporter. Also, the South Whidbey Center is partnering with Greg Miller, a retired electrician who offers Continuing Education credits to electricians. He has developed two union approved courses and has taught continuing education for many years in the Puget Sound Region. Spring Quarter starts April 9 and you must pre-register for all Community Education classes, https://www.skagit.edu/community/ community-education/ [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Local Business News Chamber Toastmasters Open House Would you like to learn more about leadership and public speaking? Have you heard of Toastmasters? Toastmasters do more than give toasts. Today (Thursday) at 6:00pm, stop by Alfy’s in Oak Harbor to enjoy a fun filled evening and learn how the newly formed

Toastmasters professional development club will help you grow your business, your network and yourself. “Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Blake Servatius, Club President, Oak Harbor High School senior, Chamber Member, and proud small business owner of VooDoo Detailing, LLC, a mobile auto detailing company. The evening will include a meet and greet with local business owners followed by guest speaker, Aaron Taggert, chamber member and Hermetas CEO, who will be sharing the benefits of toastmasters for small businesses and entrepreneurs. The event will wrap up with TableTopics led by local engineer Teresa Coe. “TableTopics is one of my favorite parts of the meeting,” says Coe, “where guests and members are randomly selected to speak for one to two minutes, which is an excellent way to learn how to think and speak intellectually on the spot about nearly any topic imaginable.”

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Chamber Toastmasters is open to all Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce members and the local community. Meetings are held weekly. For more information, contact Teresa Coe, 206-817-3533, simplytree@hotmail.com. Come a little early to order food; meeting will be in the upstairs sunroom overlooking the harbor. About Toastmasters Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @ Toastmasters on Twitter.

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Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service 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 Thursday, March 28, 2:00-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Kouchlock 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.

Outcast Productions: “Handy Dandy” Thursday, March 28, 7:30pm Friday, March 29, 7:30pm Saturday, March 30, 7:30pm Black Box Theater, Island County Fairgrounds, Langley Molly Egan, a feisty, salty-tongued activist nun in her early 70s and District Court Judge Henry Pulaski, a conservative jurist in his 60s, develop a grudging respect for each other and eventually, the two begin to hear each other out on a personal as well as professional level. Tickets: brownpapertickets.com or reserve at ocp@ whidbey.com

Meet the Author, Monika Wieland Shields Saturday, March 30, 11:00am-3:00pm Langley Whale Center, 105 Anthes Ave. Wieland Shields, cofounder and president of Orca Behavior Institute introduces her new book “Endangered Orcas: The Story of the Southern Residents.” The book explains why the Southern Resident Orcas are on the brink of extinction and how we can help! For more information, email wendylsines@gmal.com or check the Event Pages on Orca Network or Langley Whale Center Facebook pages.

Labor Wars of the NorthWest Saturday, March 30, 1:30pm The Clyde Theater, Langley Learn about some of the state’s history in this newly released 70-minute historical documentary, followed by a 30-minute discussion and Q&A with the producer.

Whidbey Island Roller Girls vs DYDD Trampires Saturday, March 30, 6:00pm Oak Harbor Intermediate School, 150 SW 6th Ave Watch the exciting bout of our local WIRG vs DYDD Trampires! Learn more at WIRG.org.

Live Music: Mussel Flats with Special Guests Saturday, March 30, 7:00-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Live Music: Original Jim Sunday, March 31, 4:00pm Bloom’s Winery Tasting Room, Freeland Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover. For more information, call 360-321-0515.

Whidbey Earth & Ocean Month Kick-off Event Tuesday, April 2, 5:30-7:30pm South Whidbey High School Commons, Langley Learn real steps you, your family, your neighbors and your friends can take for

climate action today. Featuring resources and information, kids activities, live music and a community of action. Keynote Speaker: Peter Morton. Visit www.whidbeyearthday.org for more details.

Star Party Friday, April 5, begins at dark Prairie Overlook next to the Coupeville Cemetery Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_President@outlook.com, or visit www.icas-wa.org.

Jamboree by the Sea and Marine Swap Meet Saturday, April 6, 8:00am-4:00pm Catalina Park, Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 SE Catalina Dr. Hosted by the Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron, the annual free Jamboree by the Sea will be held from 10:00am to 4:00pm and will include fun children’s activities, marine equipment demos, information booths, fire and rescue demos, paddle boards, boats, full size whale skeleton, FREE hot dogs and chili, and more! For more information about Jamboree by the Sea, email tedmiok@yahoo. com. For more information about the Swap Meet or to RSVP, call Mark Casteel at 360-2401546.

Sound Water Stewards Gray Whale Watching Cruise Sunday, April 7, 3:00pm Langley Marina

The public is invited to meet Chris at one of two free lectures in May: in Langley May 3 at 7:00pm, and in Coupeville May 4 at 7:00pm. Whidbey Reads Presents Raising Awareness & Responding to Domestic Violence Monday, April 1, 2:00-3:30pm Freeland Library Learn to recognize and respond to interpersonal abuse as we discuss the dynamics of domestic violence. Presented by Julie Spangler of Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse. Steffan Soule’s Magic and Wonder of Reading Tuesday, April 2, 2:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall Be a part of the audience! Be a part of the show! Come see a magic show presented by a magician who learned his art through reading and recommends kids do too! For ages 5 and above. Waste Wise: What is Happening With Recycling? Wednesday, April 3, 2:00pm Freeland Library Do you stand at your recycle bin and wonder if you are doing it right? Are you interested in learning why recycling is changing? Join Sara Bergquist, Educator and Coordinator for the WSU Extension Island County Waste Wise Program. Learn what impact our recycling has and how we can make a difference by recycling right and reconsidering purchasing habits. Movie Night: “Crazy Rich Asians” Wednesday, April 3, 5:30-7:30pm Coupeville Library Join us for popcorn and a movie! This month we are showing “Crazy Rich Asians.” Rated PG-13.

Join Sound Water Stewards of Island County on their annual gray whale watching fundraising cruise aboard the “Glacier Spirit.” The $75 per adult fee gives you a two and a half hour cruise, appetizers, beverages and on-board naturalists. To reserve space, sign-up online at http://soundwaterstewards. org/events/whales/ or email events@ soundwaterstewards.org or call 360-6784401.

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See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, March 28, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Gail Honeyman’s “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine,” the smart, warm, and uplifting story of Eleanor and her deadpan weirdness and unconscious wit. For adults. Stories with Sonie Thursday, March 28, 1:00-2:30pm Coupeville Library Read aloud to Sonie, a patient listener and certified therapy dog. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Supported by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Albatross - A Documentary Film by Chris Jordan Thursday, March 28, 2:00-3:45pm Freeland Library Recommended for ages 12 and up. “Albatross” is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on Earth, albatross chicks lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic. Returning to the island over several years, Chris Jordan and his filming team witnessed these magnificent creatures as a multi-layered metaphor for our times.

South Whidbey Community Church Sundays, 9:00-9:45am Adult Bible Study 10:00-11:00am Worship Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Rd, Langley Sunday, March 31: Special Speaker. Services are followed by a light lunch.

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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

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.

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

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

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm 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 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.

Meetings & Organizations Whidbey Weavers Guild Thursday, April 4, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville Business meeting, show and tell, lunch and program. Bring a brown bag lunch and your own beverage cup. Program guest speaker - ​ Amelia Garapoli - Spindle Spinning. For more info, visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org

Flying Fingers Deaf and Hearing Social Friday, April 5, 5:45-6:45pm Langley United Methodist Church, Fireside Room We celebrate birthdays, holidays and share food. Small group of individuals who enjoy seeing sign language used in conversations. Fun, easy going time. Donation for room usage. Come and meet us. Parking across street, off Third St. and Anthes Ave. Room is back side of church, follow the path and signage. For more information, contact Susan at 360-221-0383 or email sisoleil973@yahoo. com. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Class Saturday, March 30, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, March 31, 9:00am-1:00pm Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association, Coupeville Cost: $55 - includes all ammo Firearms, safety gear, and 200 rounds of ammunition are provided. Just come ready to learn and shoot. The course is a two day relaxed learning experience that allows WHAT'S GOING ON

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“Next to Normal” rocks more than the WICA stage By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Some things defy expectations. “Next to Normal,” the latest production opening Friday, April 5 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley, is sure to be one of them. “”Next to Normal” is the Pulitzer Prize winning musical about a suburban American family and one woman’s journey through her bipolar episodes and depression,” described director Deana Duncan, WICA’s artistic director. “It is at turns funny, heartbreakingly tender, and stunningly beautiful. “Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt created this wonderful, powerful and honest story full of more emotion than I’ve ever worked on before,” she continued. “Every emotion possible in our humanness is here, it’s breathtaking.” With a small cast of just six actors, Duncan said the music is easily the seventh character. “This music begins soft and plays at your heartstrings, then it drives deep into your belly and soul and then it rocks the foundation of your emotions,” she described. “I’ve been listening nonstop to this music for over six months and it’s only getting stronger. The music holds, carries and matches the authenticity of the emotion this story shares.” “The music is composed as part and parcel of the telling of the story - the melodic riffs, the rhythmic impulses, the chosen instrumentation are all very intentional as a way to convey the reality of each character AND the arc of their development as the play unfolds,” said musical director Sheila Weidendorf. “The music is the heart of the story.” “Unlike most musicals, the music in “Next to Normal” gives a push into this out of body vulnerability for each and every person that is singing, playing, hearing or watching,” said Ada Faith-Feyma, who plays Natalie Goodman. “Not only does it act as the heartbeat, but it also gives way to change the heartbeat of anyone involved.” While the music does admittedly garner much notice and appreciation, the story it accompanies is just as poignant. The characters in “Next to Normal” could be anyone – a friend, a neighbor, even oneself. It is that combination of a dynamic score and a story that rings true that has that extra something special. “I love this story not only for the music, but because of how it was written to truly show the highs and lows of mental

Fritha Strand Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Melanie Lowey plays Diana Goodman, a woman struggling with mental illness, in the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal,” running April 5-20 in Langley.

illness but still keep it absolutely hilarious,” said Faith-Feyma. “Natalie is the first truly vulnerable character I’ve had the honor to embody. Her personality is this sardonic truth-teller and it’s just been a lot of fun.” “[My character] is smart and sassy and brave,” said Melanie Lowey, who plays Diana Goodman. “She uses humor as a tool for survival, something that I certainly do as well. This story deservedly won the Pulitzer. I’m not generally a fan of musicals, preferring Shakespeare or opera, but I really love this story and this music.

Fritha Strand Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Diana Goodman, played by Melanie Lowey, is part of a typical suburban American family, but she struggles with mental illness. She is one of the characters in the cast of the latest WICA production, “Next to Normal” a musical opening Friday, April 5 at the Langley theater.

“This cast has been the most hard-working, talented, and dedicated group that I’ve had the pleasure to work with,” Lowey continued. “Everyone involved just feels lucky to be part of this production.”

one of the best casts and bands ever assembled at WICA,” she said. “I am surprised nightly by the depth of honest emotion this music, and these actors, are bringing to the stage.”

Besides the play “Rent,” “Next to Normal” is only the second rock musical to win the coveted Pulitzer Prize for drama. It also won three Tony awards, including best musical score. Duncan said she believes the production should not be missed.

“‘Next to Normal’ has absolutely deserved all the awards, accolades and notoriety it has gotten,” said musician Gerry Reed, a member of the band. “It is so well done and so apropos to the present day I think audiences will find it ‘hitting them where they live’ across the board. Those who come to our production are in for a treat.”

“This is one of the strongest shows we’ve ever produced, with

Even the set, made from welded iron, speaks to the power of this production. WICA is using 18-foot steel towers from Village Theatre (locations in Everett and Issaquah), and showcases a design inspired by American artist Mark Rothco. Performances begin April 5 and will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. through April 20, with matinee performances Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, $17 for youth and $15 for matinees. The Piano Bar opens an hour before each performance. Tickets and information are available online at wicaonline.org. Cast and crew encourage everyone to check out this production. “This show is an incredible mix of music, love, laughter and tears. It’s really cheap, but really good therapy,” said FaithFeyma. “Please come, enjoy, cry, laugh, and go home with a feeling of ease. And don’t let the fact that it’s a musical make you decide to not come. It’s most definitely not what anyone would expect.” “Turn off Netflix; it will still be there when you get back home,” Lowey said. “Just come for the live music, if nothing else!” “There is great hope in this story but it’s only possible with the courage that comes from accepting this human life of ours in all its complexity and pain and beauty,” said Duncan.

Fritha Strand Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Ada Faith-Feyma plays Natalie Goodman in “Next to Normal,” a young girl who must deal with her mother’s struggle with mental illness. The prize-winning musical opens Friday, April 5 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.

“If you have anything resembling a heart, you MUST see this play,” Weidendorf said. “It is to be one of the best productions ever on the WICA stage. If you have ever suffered, or loved, or would love - come see this show. But bring tissues...”

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Life Tributes Bill and Carol resided in Tacoma, Spokane and Bellevue prior to retiring in Coupeville where Carol owned and operated Coupeville Yarns. She was also very active in a variety of community organizations. Carol is survived by two daughters, Karen Emerson (Mark) of Park City, Utah and Kathryn Thrailkill of Seattle, Wash.; and two grandsons, Michael and Ryan (Allison) Emerson. Memorial services for Carol Louise Thrailkill will be held at 1pm Saturday at the United Methodist Church, Coupeville, Wash. Pastor Jin Ming will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation Oak Harbor. Remembrances may be made to the Coupeville Arts Center, 15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville, WA or the United Methodist Church, 608 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239.




Jim’s family thanks the WhidbeyHealth Home Health, Palliative Care, and Hospice Care, as well as a wonderful group of private caregivers, for their loving and compassionate help to Jim and his family during Jim’s final months. The family suggests any donations in memory of Jim be sent to the Koshare Foundation, Inc. La Junta, Colo. (for details please contact Brock Lowman at brockkoshare2014@gmail.com), or to WhidbeyHealth, Coupeville, Wash. (www.whidbeyhealth.org).

CHARLES (CHUCK) M. ROYAL Charles (Chuck) M. Royal, Jr., born June 30, 1928, in Seattle, Wash., died peacefully March 20, 2019, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He is survived by the love of his life, Ruth Royal, wife of 70 years and the families of their two adult children, Chuck III and Paula Royal and Wendee and John Steele. These families include seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. He attended Seattle Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. He and Ruth were married in 1948. They spent a few years in Newhalem, Wash., where they managed a gas station and store. Upon their return to Seattle, Chuck worked as a glazier for Belknap Glass, Fuller Glass, and had a 10 year partnership in his own business. He has spent the last 37 years on Whidbey Island, living in Clinton and Freeland. Due to declining health, he and Ruth recently moved to Mount Vernon.

Carol Louise Thrailkill Carol passed away March 23, 2019 in Coupeville from complications related to dementia. She was born July 14, 1934 in Anacortes to Charles and Lenore Ruthford. Carol grew up in Coupeville and her family later moved to Everett where she graduated from Everett High School. She went on to graduate from the University of Washington. It was there she met and married Bill Thrailkill December 1, 1956.

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Chuck loved to play golf at an early age. He was a member of several golf clubs including, most recently, Useless Bay Country Club for the past 34 years. He was an avid card player, especially Pinochle and Crib. Chuck had a gift for numbers and always knew the correct score (cards and golf), even if you didn’t. He and Ruth were blessed with many friends and special memories together - camping at Priest Lake, dance club, cruising, Chinese dinner night, cards, and many Friday nights at the UBCC, occupying the corner window “Royal Table.” Chuck was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He was a thoughtful, kind and gentle man of simple needs. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. There will be no funeral services. Donations in celebration of Chuck’s life can be made to: Island County Fire District #3, 5535 Cameron Rd., Freeland, WA 98249 or Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Dr., Mount Vernon, WA 98273

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March 14, the day after his 52nd birthday, Doug went home to be with God. He was born in Pacoima, Calif. to Roberta (Gibson) Dugin and Erwin Dugin. He leaves behind his wife, Barb; daughter, Chelsea Dugin; four step-daughters: Serina, Ashley, Brittney, and Cristey; three grandsons: Grayson, Charlie, and Oliver, whom he loved greatly; and two brothers: Mike, of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Edward Dugin, in Arizona. Doug had a career working with Boeing and later retired. He was then able to pursue his passions of metal working and spending time with his family. He had a love of hunting and fishing which he enjoyed most with Mike in Alaska.

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Those who knew him would say he would light up a room with his kind, charismatic personality. Whether he was turning horse shoes into beautiful works of art or having snowball fights with his 9-year-old grandson, Doug did everything with all of his heart. He was happiest on the ocean or in his “man cave” working tirelessly on some new project to provide for his family.

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There was never a doubt he would do anything for those he loved, and it wasn’t uncommon for him to lend a helping hand to a stranger in need. Doug believed in family. He believed in having fun, and nightly prayers. He was the deepfried turkey man, the creator of the best bonfires, and someone who never failed to say, “God bless, I love you.” Doug will be greatly missed by all those who knew him and were blessed to call him a friend. A celebration of life will be held for Doug at The Bridge Christian Fellowship in Oak Harbor, Saturday at 3pm.

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SCOTTY RYAN PRATS Scotty was born March 7, 1991 and passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends March 13, 2019 Scotty is survived by his mother, Robyn Prats, sister, Zeeanna Prats, grandparents, Carl Prats and Sue (Pryor) Prats, aunt, Becky (Steve) Brown, uncle Rob (Kara) Prats, Michael (Zoraida) Prats, and cousins all residing in Oak Harbor. He was preceded in death by his cousin, John Michael Prats. Robyn would like to thank the staff at WhidbeyHealth Hospice, Chris, Jeremy, and Lynna for their help with Scotty the last weeks of his life. We had 28 wonderful years with Scotty, our precious ray of sunshine who is now in heaven. A private gathering to remember Scotty will be held Monday, April 1. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

JAMES M. DILLARD Jim died December 12, 2018 surrounded by family at his home in Coupeville, Wash. He was 79. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

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Jim grew up in Colorado, graduating from U.C. Boulder in 1961. After college, he earned an MA from Stanford University. In 1962, he joined the Peace Corps and was sent to Thailand as one of the very first groups of P.C. volunteers to be deployed. Jim spent a total of 10 years in different capacities with the Peace Corps.

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In 1973, Jim again moved overseas to work for the Asia Foundation, first in Indonesia (1973-75) and then in Bangladesh (1975-80), where he was responsible for designing and administering small grants in support of economic development. Following this, Jim worked for the Agricultural Development Council in New York: ICF in Washington, D.C.; the public relations firm Smith-McCabe, Ltd in New York; UNICEF in China, and Coca-

In 1985, Jim met his wife, Nancy Happe, in Jakarta, Indonesia. For the next 20 years they lived in Washington, D.C., raising a family that included Jim’s son, Raiden, from a previous marriage and daughter, Juliet, born in 1986. After retirement, Jim and Nancy moved to Taos, New Mexico. During a road trip to the Pacific Northwest, they discovered Whidbey Island, and in 2013, bought a home in Coupeville. In addition to continued travels and reading, Jim also volunteered in support of his wife’s gardening efforts, and was a co-captain on the Coupeville Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). Jim traced his love of travel and history to his participation starting in 1953 in the Koshare Boy Scout Troop in La Junta, Colo. As a Koshare, Jim traveled in the troop’s van to perform Native American dances all over the U.S. Jim was later a member of the Koshare Foundation Board. Jim was a dedicated husband and father, and a truly generous person. He made many friends throughout his life and he took great care of his friendships, making it a priority to keep in touch with people from all parts of his life and from all over the world. Jim is survived by Nancy, his wife of 33 years, his son, Raiden, his daughter, Juliet, and her husband, Kyle Casara, his brother, Jackson, and his sister, Judy Purser. One of his goals in life was to become a well-read old man; he was definitely well read but his family and friends think he should have lived to be much older.

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Oak Harbor man honored for 65 years of perfect Rotary attendance By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Jack Sondericker has been attending Rotary meetings long enough to retire. The 90-yearold Oak Harbor man was honored last week by the North Whidbey Island Sunrise Rotary for 65 years of perfect meeting attendance. Hmmm, 52 meetings a year for 65 years that adds up to 3,380 consecutive meetings! Even if one was to take a week off here and there for holidays, that’s still a lot of meetings. “It was really quite easy,” said the retired pastor, well-known book narrator and community vounteer. “I worked on Sunday and there were always six days before and six days after and Rotary fell somewhere in the middle, so I was always able to attend.

“I don’t remember a time my dad wasn’t in Rotary,” said Sondericker’s eldest daughter, Debbie Sondericker Wallin, who attended last week’s meeting. “He’s been there through all the changes over the past 65 years, and he’s been on board for all of them.” The Rotary International organization boasts 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs worldwide. Sondericker said he managed to find meetings wherever he happened to be, even while traveling in China. The only time he couldn’t was while he was on a cruise.

“There were several Rotarians on board the ship and we did have a meeting, but I don’t know if it counted, because we weren’t a sanctioned club,” he said. “In my heart, I’ve never missed a meeting.” Sondericker has been a member of Sunrise Rotary for 26 years. He said his favorite club activity has been the Challenge Series, a gravity race for kids with special needs that takes place each year on the Barrington Drive hill between Island Thrift and the post office. But it is the friendship and fellowship found

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Jack Sondericker, pictured with his daughter, Debbie Sondericker Wallin, has been honored by his local club for 65 years of perfect Rotary Club attendance.

during the regular meetings that has meant the most to Sondericker these past 65 years. He enjoys connecting with friends and neighbors who may live in close proximity but are not necessarily seen outside of the meetings. His popularity among the group was in evidence as members gave him some good-natured ribbing during the meeting. “I’m happy to know Jack has been a Rotarian longer than I’ve been alive,” joked one member.

“I was a young sprout and I learned one of the things Rotary stressed was attendance,” Sondericker recalled with a laugh. “I always remembered that, so it got to be a nagging habit.”

“I take inspiration from all your years in Rotary and always being here and being willing to help,” said another. “It’s inspirational.” Sondericker was presented with a “Spirit of Service” award and is now an honorary member. He’s not giving up his membership, he’s just slowing down a bit and isn’t sure he can continue his 65-year streak of perfect attendance.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Jack Sondericker listens as a fellow North Whidbey Sunrise Rotary member tells Sondericker last week how much his weekly meeting attendance will be missed. Sondericker was honored for 65 years of perfect attendance.

“I didn’t prepare anything and I certainly didn’t expect this,” he told the group. “I want to express my gratitude for being able to be a part of this group all these years – you are like family. Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Lucas Yonkman, president of North Whidbey Sunrise Rotary, presents longtime member Jack Sondericker with a “Spirit of Service” award honoring his 65 years of perfect meeting attendance.

“So, I leave you with a heartfelt, but brief, thought for the day,” he continued. “Thank you.”

Local realtors tackle Whidbey’s affordable housing dilemma By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Local realtors are getting in on the affordable housing conversation. The North Puget Sound Association of Realtors hosted a forum at the CPO Club in Oak Harbor last week to share data with city and county officials and other community leaders to help them to make informed decisions about housing and make changes to the county’s comprehensive plan, which could ultimately offer a more diverse housing selection. NPSAR has partnered with the Washington Realtors and National Realtors Associations to obtain grant funding for an information campaign entitled Unlock the Door (for Affordable Home Ownership). The group is concerned about the lack of housing on Whidbey Island as well as its affordability.

“Affordable housing is at a crisis level,” said Paige Bates, with Re/Max Acorn Properties and past president of NPSAR. “We want your input as government and community leaders as to how we can address this problem.” The general consensus is that availability is the biggest problem (there just isn’t enough), followed by a lack of variety (condominiums, for instance) and housing prices. When availability is low, prices rise. One must factor in growth Whidbey’s population has grown almost twice as fast as that of the state’s. Wages and jobs are also an issue, meaning the housing available for purchase is too expensive for the income earned. “Chances are if you’re working in Island County, you’re not making a lot of money,” said Michael Luis, a public policy and communications consultant for NPSAR, who presented results of his analysis of the market. “Just 40-percent of the people living in Oak Harbor work in Island County, which means a lot of people are commuting somewhere else for work,” Luis said. “That’s a pretty significant number of people commuting off-island.” Each person attending the forum was asked to list the factors they felt were inhibiting the production of affordable housing, then everyone at each table discussed the items, sharing their ideas and impressions with the whole group. Shared comments included looking at growth management regulations imposed by the state, which don’t take into account Whidbey Island’s uniqueness; maximizing building density on lots; streamlining the process for those who want to build; and examining building codes to make them more friendly to build more, different types of housing, to name just a few.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Island County Commissioner Jill Johnson discusses the county’s affordable housing crisis with tablemates at a realtor-sponsored forum last week in Oak Harbor.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Michael Luis, a public policy and communications consultant for the North Puget Sound Association of Realtors, shares information on affordable housing in Island County with civic and community leaders last week in Oak Harbor.

people with diverse backgrounds and because their experience is so varied, they’re dialed in and have the ability to apply their knowledge in a way that gets the work done. It’s important for us all to talk more.” “I think it’s important to get people to focus on the situation,” acknowledged Ozell Jackson, a mortgage consultant with Homestreet Bank. “And it’s important to get reliable information, too.” Everyone attending said they realize this is a problem that will not be solved overnight, but it can be solved more quickly if more people get involved and work together to find a solution.

“Progress is really hard,” Luis said, agreeing that Whidbey Island is different than other areas of the state. “Quite often a growth management area is an urban idea applied to a rural system or is designed by people with an urban point of view. This can only be corrected by a large coalition.”

“The more of these meetings we can have, the more people we can get involved,” said Orin Kolaitis, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Island County. “Habitat for Humanity works hard to get more community buy-in. If we’re the stepping stone to get first time home buyers into housing, that’s great. This is a long game; it will take time.”

“It’s always good to get different perspectives,” said Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns. “This group has got a lot of

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By Carey Ross 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 Beach Bum: I suppose it was just a matter of time before Matthew McConaughey showed up in a Harmony Korine movie. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 35 min.) Captain Marvel: Carol Danvers and her superhero alter ego are currently cruising toward a cool $1 billion in worldwide box office. One. Billion. Dollars. Heads up, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel has arrived. ★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 8 min.) Captive State: In near-future Chicago, it’s John Goodman vs. extra-terrestrials who want to control people via peace in what I’m sure is in no way a heavy-handed metaphor disguised as a mediocre sci-fi movie. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 49 min.) Dumbo: I do not wish to see a live-action remake of this animated Disney classic, no matter how much Tim Burton, Colin Farrell, Danny DeVito, and CGI baby elephants might be thrown at it. ★★★ (PG • 2 hrs. 10 min.) Five Feet Apart: Yes, this is indeed another YA movie in which death and love are inextricably linked because that is a healthy lesson to teach young people. ★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs.)

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

FLOUR POWER! It’s easy, I think, to take for granted the things so readily available to us. Whatever they may be, overlooking the importance of that specific thing can and does happen, especially in the food world. So many things are easy for us to acquire that becoming complacent and failing to see the integral role it plays in our lives is a pretty common occurrence. One food in particular, comes to mind when I think of how we don’t always see it’s importance to us and that is flour. This edible powder, derived from typically indigestible seeds, has become a staple item in diets all over the world. Entire populations not only benefit from it, but depend on flour for basic sustenance. Whole economies have sprung up around flour and wherever it was utilized and turned into food, civilization progressed and cultures became a little more defined. The invention of the grinding stone eventually evolved into an entire milling industry and throughout the ages, the idea was to grind more and more indigestible seeds into a fine powder with which we can cook and bake, in order to accommodate the dietary needs of ever expanding populations. Growing populations meant the demand for flour was higher and a quicker, more efficient means of grinding seeds into flour was required. It meant the simple grind stone was set aside in lieu of the cone mill, thanks to the Romans. This was eventually replaced with a windmill and then the steam mill. Today we have industrial mills that see some 300 million tons of flour rolled off them every single year across the globe. Every edible grain imaginable is ground and turned into flour, which is then sold to us in incredible quantities. Flour has a range of different functions in the culinary world. From a thickening and binding agent of sorts, to offering bulk and body to other food items, it is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. Given there are different types of flours that lend themselves differently to our foods, it would be interesting to have an idea of what these are and how they work.

The first type of flour is called hard flour and is milled from a spring or winter wheat. It has a higher protein content and it tends to be gritty and granular, allowing for more liquid absorption. Next, we have soft flour, which is far finer and less granular than hard flour. It is derived and ground from the endosperm of the degerminated wheatberry. When used in baking, it yields baked goods which are more delicate in texture, such as pie crusts and certain cakes. All purpose flour, on the other hand, is a blend of hard and soft flours and can be used in all kinds of baking and cooking, which makes it one of the more popular flours on the market. Next up, whole wheat flour is one which uses every part of the wheatberry, which means when baked, it is dense and more compact. For this reason, when people bake with whole wheat flour, they will add a little soft flour to help increase the bread’s volume. Goods made with wheat flour also tend to spoil quicker because the germ of the wheatberry contains more oil than any other part. Freezing or refrigerating products (especially breads) made from whole wheat flour, will help slow down their spoilage. There are still countless other kinds of flours; rye, self-rising, rice, potato, soy, besan, etc., to name but a few and all of these are the ‘powders’ we use to make innumerable delicious things. So, when it comes to baking, using specific flours can dictate the entire process of making your item. For example, using a bleached flour in a cake means the bleach hardens or strengthens the cake flour’s protein, which in turn allows for large amounts of fat and sugar to be used and supported in the baked good without the whole thing collapsing. The different constituents of a certain flour determine what texture your goods will have when baked or cooked. The basic difference between all the flour types is the gluten content, as gluten is the protein which aids in the rising and stretching of yeast. Using the exact flour a recipe calls for is always a good idea, as it will mean your baked yummy turns out with just the right taste and just the right texture.

I know a few cake aficionados and let me tell you, while most of them aren’t professional chefs or bakers, their ability to work with flour, sugar, butter, eggs and milk belies that fact. My father used to work in the grain and milling industry as well, so we grew up understanding the important role grain plays in day-to-day life. My siblings and I also grew up with an innate love of bread – any and every kind. My sister, in fact, earned herself the nickname ‘breadbox,’ for obvious reasons. I’m sure you all have a favorite baked good and it’s interesting to sit back and think about how that baked good might not be your favorite should one of the ingredients be removed or substituted. Certainly, if it uses flour, perhaps if that ingredient weren’t available anymore, being humans, we would find ingenious ways to recreate it using other things, however, would it still be as delicious as the original? Dear readers, this month also happens to be national flour month and of course you can observe it in so many ways because of how finely ingrained – pun intended - in our society this food item is. So, in order to really celebrate national flour month in due style, I am including a basic cake recipe which you can make your own and get as creative as you like with it! If you do try it, let me know how you like it. Please feel free to send any and all questions, comments and certainly recipes you might like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do just that and Dish! Basic Sponge Cake 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 6 large room temperature eggs ½ teaspoons baking powder Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the bottom of two 9-inch round cake pans with parchment paper and do not grease the sides. In a large bowl, beat the eggs for a minute, or until well beaten, then gradually add sugar and continue to beat until thick and fluffy (if using an electric mixer – approximately 8 minutes). In a separate bowl, whisk together the baking powder and flour and then gradually incorporate this into the egg mixture. Fold with a spatula until incorporated well. Divide evenly between the cake pans and bake for about 25 minutes, or until the tops are golden brown. Remove from heat, remove cake rounds from pans, frost, ice, decorate as desired, then slice, serve and enjoy! www.art-and-flour.de/english/history.html www.weisenberger.com/category_s/1860.htm To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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joys of teamwork erase the drudgery from even the most onerous task. The fun need not end when the job is done on the 1st, and may actually increase.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) An on-again off-again friendship is definitely on this week. The erratic nature of your attraction lies in the way things typically unfold. A rapid-fire exchange of ideas you get nowhere else proves briefly exciting. Then, once the novelty wears off, you are left with commonalities that by comparison seem tiresome and boring. The possibilities on the 1st run the gamut, from stable reality to sudden attraction, and back TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Prominent people whose ideas you normally value may do or say things that arouse your ire this week. Protest if you must, but a moment to pause and reflect may cast things in a different light. Unorthodox behavior that at first glance you cannot condone may ultimately produce highly desirable results. Stupidity may be stupidity, or it may be unrecognized genius.. The 1st is an exercise in good judgment. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Attitudes that you deem free-thinking and progressive meet with quiet resistance from some who see it otherwise this week. Failure to accept this fact puts you at risk of being undercut in ways you won’t immediately recognize. Covert opposition to your ideas about law and education are actually useful when exposed to healthy debate. Being proactive in a non-threatening way wins you friends on the 1st. CANCER (June 22-July 22) An unusual set of circumstances could put in you in the right frame of mind to discuss offbeat or esoteric topics that you don’t normally touch. It may not be the topics that put you off, but rather that you seldom encounter the right people to invite discussion. Among the many subjects that may come up on the 1st.are the afterlife and the occult. Keep an open mind and don’t be surprised at what develops. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You stand to benefit, possibly in ways financial, from a certain relationship that in many ways is more liberal and openminded than most. The unbounded humanitarian dynamic that exists here, far from being the non-committal connection that others see, is the very thing that makes it special. Your ability to be the ironic central force in a situation that is non-centralized allows you to capitalize on the 1st. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Notice this week that others are working to solve a problem you and they hold in common. A patient and methodical approach can align you with them. Together you have the promise of a quicker and easier solution than if you continue to work alone. The inherent

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The most exciting people in your life this week, the ones you most want to be close to, will not be comfortable in a close relationship. To be happy, they require a great deal more personal freedom than you might prefer. Like children signaling maturity by asserting their independence, the object of your attention might even oppose you just to show they can. You have little recourse on the 1st but to accept them on their terms. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You have to give something to get something this week. Abandon any ideas of the free lunch. If such a thing even exists, it won’t apply in your case. In all your endeavors, embrace the people who are willing to meet you halfway, and do not push them for more. A warm relationship that suddenly cools is a warning sign that you have pushed too far. Be attentive on the 1st for clues that you have overstepped your bounds. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Progressive ideas capable of enhancing your public image may come of your informal private exchanges this week. Friends and family are the ideal stimulus for progressive concepts to develop and enlarge upon later. Some of your most valuable moments may stem from conflict. Disagreements are thus prime territory to mine for their intellectual content. Useful contributions come from an unlikely source on the 1st. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It is your good fortune this week to be drawing on resources from across a wide spectrum. This means you never know which direction your support, financial and otherwise, will come from next. Fear and doubt short-circuit this desirable circumstance, which means the more easily you are able to tolerate temporary uncertainty, the better off you are. Stay loose and take the 1st as it comes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) This is a particularly effective week in which to accomplish your goals without attracting undue attention to yourself. People are more likely than ever to love what you do without focusing on you as the doer. It is also easier now to convince those who would enlist in your cause that the best way to help is by contributing financially. Your participation in the camaraderie of the 1st works in your favor. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Much is happening behind the scene this week to put closure on a humiliating situation from the past. While the pain you endured cannot be undone, the freeing effect now under way should offset the suffering you endured along the way. Worry over your inability to control the process is needless. Your comfort on the 1st is the little proofs that you are doing the right thing. Watch for them. © 2019, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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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40. Pa’s partner


41. Region bordering the sea

29. University of Dayton

1. The upper part of a duet

45. Type of acid

30. Expression of annoyance

2. Carpenter’s tool

23. But goodie 24. Absurd 28. Commercials

31. Stories

47. Lesotho capital 48. Gave a speech

3. Outrageous events 4. Procedures

52. Irregular as though nibbled away

5. Type of party

53. Neither

38. Time units (abbr.)

6. Between northeast and east

54. Copyreads

39. Arousing intense feeling

7. Sanskrit (abbr.)

56. Edward __, British composer

8. NJ college __ Hall

57. Prepared

9. Sharp mountain ridge

59. Launched Apollo

43. Astronomical period

10. Observed something remarkable

60. Relative biological effectiveness (abbr.)

44. Fights

11. One who obeys

61. Protects from weather

46. Italian Lake

12. __ de sac

62. Feline

49. Rhenium

13. Sign language

63. Equal

50. Baseball stat

19. Predecessor to Protes-

33. More critical 37. Of I

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7.49 acres for sale. Lovely western view of Puget Sound. Water supplied by a four party well. Power, phone and cable are available. Located just north of Ledgewood. This parcel would be an ideal mini-farm. Owner willing to carry a contract. Price $179,000. Call 360-320-0525 for more information. (1)

AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE 2016 Kia Soul, only 20,000 miles, with all records, excellent condition. Latte brown with black interior. Mostly driven on Whidbey. Must sell by mid April $12,000/OBO. Please email saowen@whidbey. com or call 360-320-5184 between 10am & 9pm (1)

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES GARAGE SALE – Rain or shine: Friday, April 5, 9am4pm and Saturday, April 6, 9am-1pm, 611 Indian Hill Rd. (near Parker), Coupeville. Collectors clean house. Variety of stuff from collectibles to housewares to books. Cookies baked by the grandkids (1)

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Imagine Oak Harbor’s first Food Forest, Saturdays 11am-

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

WORK WANTED Home care nurse seeking private duty work near Oak Harbor or surrounding close towns, available for personal care and supervision in addition to transportation to appointments, medication administration, errands, meals and light housekeeping, resume and references available upon request. Please text me at 360-302-0965 and I will call back (0)

JOB MARKET Seasonal Cashier Positions – Ace Freeland: As a valued cashier, you will be expected to provide outstanding customer service at all times, process sales quickly, accurately, and efficiently, and become knowledgeable with all aspects of cash register operations. Must be able to stand all day, work nights and weekends, have a professional appearance and lift 25 lbs. Previous retail/ cashiering experience is a plus. Working Saturdays and Sundays are required. Wages and benefits are based on qualifications and will be reviewed during the interview. Qualified How’d you do? Puzzle 1 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.61) 5 9 7 8 6 2 3 1 4 3 2 8 1 7 4 5 6 9

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candidates, stop by with your resume (with references) and a cover letter, and fill out our application at: Freeland Ace Hardware, 1609 E. Main St, Freeland, WA 98249 (1) Part-time Sales Associate: WAIF Oak Harbor Thrift Store. Duties will include cashiering, organizing, pricing and merchandising of donated items for resale. Customer service/ retail experience helpful as well as being able to successfully handle multiple tasks. Position requires a current driver’s license, the flexibility to work weekend hours and the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. If you love animals and retail, we want you to apply! Please send a brief cover letter and resume to WAIF, Attn: Becky King, 465 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Applications can also be received via email at waifohts@ waifanimals.org. No drop-ins or phone calls please. Job will remain open until filled. (1)

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANOS! This is a one-time offer, probate/estate sale. Vintage Steinway grand pianos, models A, B and D, plus others. $1,000+ off existing price. Once they’re gone, they’re gone! Free delivery within 50 mile radius; free, in-home professional tuning within one year; free bench with your piano purchase, while they last. Must sell, our lease is expired. Go to estatepianos.com to No Cheating!

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two seasons, fair condition. REDUCED $30 or best offer; Louisville Slugger 916 bat, CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES 32-inch, 29 oz., 2-5/8” barrel, Men’s shoes: “Reaction,” by BBCOR certified. REDUCED Kenneth Cole. Men’s black $45 or best offer; Marucci Cat leather dress shoes, like new, 8 bat, 33-inch, 30 oz., 2-5/8” size 8.5. REDUCED $20 or best barrel, BBCOR certified. offer. We can send photos. REDUCED $150 or best offer. 360-678-1167 We can send photos of these items. 360-678-1167 HOME FURNISHINGS Camping items: Brookstone Professional upright computer waterproof floating lantern, for desk, good condition, dark camping, patio, poolside, or brown, $50; Entertainment emergencies, new, $5 or best center, Italian style, good conoffer; Old (but clean) Thermos dition, large size with display cabinet, $150. Can provide 1-gallon jug, $5; Versatile photos and dimensions, delivbackpack, the two parts can ery possible. 360-582-7397 (1) be used separately, or (for Walnut occasional table, with more serious backpacking) beveled glass top, $30 or best together, $15 obo. We have offer. We can send photos. photos. Call or text 360-320Call or text 360-320-0525. 0525. Sports items: Bag Boy golf LAWN AND GARDEN cart, $10 obo; Men’s wet suits, Natural Barnyard Topsoil: size L, $10 per item; Neoprene Good for flower beds, gardens, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard gloves and hats, size L, $5 each. We have photos. Call or load, $225 delivered. South text 360-320-0525. Whidbey, 360-321-1624

MISCELLANEOUS Wind chimes, 21”, $10. We can send photos. Call or text 360-320-0525

RECREATION Get ready for baseball 2019! New Balance baseball cleats, size 10.5, well-used for one season, good condition. REDUCED $15 or best offer; Catcher’s glove by Akadema,33-inch, used for

LOST/FOUND LOST: AT&T flip phone. Friday, Feb. 15 on South Whidbey in the vicinity of Ken’s Korner and Clinton Food Mart, library, post office. If found, please call 360-341-5645 (0)

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Round bales of grass feeder hay, barn stored. 360-3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (465 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

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 970823-0002


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