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Last week, while shooting a promotional video for our June 1 South Whidbey Schools Foundation Gala at Freeland Hall, one of our video scenes took place in Rachel Kizer’s 4th grade classroom at South Whidbey Elementary School. (www. swsfoundation.org)

If ever there was a coming out party for this former 4th grader, 4th grade was the year. Mrs. Herbert, our new teacher, was in her first year of teaching at our brand new school, Wickliffe Elementary. A brand new best friend sat down across the aisle from me and started making me laugh. 4th grade laughter is the best. Seeing Mrs. Kizer’s wall of hyperbole-inspired art made me laugh, too. Hyperboles, in 4th grade? We did not learn about hyperboles until 8th grade, maybe 10th. Maybe never. For us hyper-forgetful types, a hyperbole is a form of exaggeration. While 23 Democrats running for president may seem like a hyperbole, this figure of speech alludes to extravagant exaggeration, like Mrs. Kizer’s 4th graders have achieved. Names withheld by request, but their humor is obvious. Maybe this generation will be called The Funennials. Their assignment – complete this sentence, I’d rather _____than take this test, with a hyperbole. I’d rather jump in a shark’s mouth than take this test. I’d rather clean the litter box than take this test. I’d rather carry a 3 ton backpack than take this test. I’d rather wrestle a T-Rex while wearing 5 inch heels than take this test. I’d rather shave a unicorn in a burning building than take this test. I’d rather go in a cave with a very, very crazy ferret than take this test. I’d rather walk on the sun than take this test. Thanks ever so much to Mrs. Kizer’s 4th grade class for sharing their wisdom. We here at Whidbey Weekly congratulate you all on your first 4th grade published hyperboles. Amazing. Here I am in my 70s, finally publishing my first hyperbole. Are you ready? I’d rather tap dance on a porcupine barefooted than go back to 4th grade. Next lines Now that most of my favorite movies are on DVD instead of video tapes, I can enjoy rewinding or fast forwarding to my favorite scenes. The other night, in need of some Clint Eastwood-type, Dirty Harry Callahan sarcasm, I popped in Sudden Impact (1983), the 4th movie of the five film Warner Brothers series which started in 1971 with Dirty Harry. You may remember two of the oft-repeated lines from Sudden Impact, spoken firmly and with great elocution by Clint in the Acorn Cage scene about 13 minutes into the film. “Smith and Wesson...and me.” “Go ahead, make my day.” The next line spoken by Harry after the preceding classic refers to the waitress’s signal of despair, infusing Harry’s morning black coffee with half a jar of sugar. “Call D’Ambrosia in the D.A.’s office. Ask him if coffee is psychic.” This gave me the idea for a book called Next Lines where I could share the movie lines or television lines used right after the famous ones. Like, what was said right after Rhett Butler said, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” I don’t recall because Mom covered my ears. What was said right after Dorothy said, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas any more.” Answer–“We must be over the rainbow!” The tough one would be the classic television series, Good Times. What was said next right after Jimmie Walker smiled to say loudly his famous catchphrase, “Dy-no-mite!” That would be a book in itself. ADD ADULTS Whether we have too much on our minds, or too

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4. Get well enough organized to achieve your goals. The key here is “well enough.” That doesn’t mean you have to be very well organized at all–just well enough organized to achieve your goals. Goals? I don’t play soccer. Maybe I won’t feel so bad at not being well enough organized. So what if my caboose is organized like I am getting ready for a yard sale?

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Jesse Owens This Saturday, May 25, is the 84th anniversary of one of the greatest track and field performances in the history of sports. On that date, in 1935, Ohio State’s Jesse Owens set three world records and tied a fourth at Ferry Field during the Big 10 tournament in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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6. Make sure you keep up regular contact with a few close friends. Ain’t that the truth! 7. Go with your positive side. Even though you have a negative side, make decisions and run your life with your positive side. Like the breakfast chef says, “Sunny side up!”



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For Jesse, May 25, 1935 was just another day at the office. Remember the 1936 Olympics? Luden’s While waiting in the check out line at Rite Aid yesterday, I saw a display of Luden’s Wild Cherry Throat Drops. Throat drops? Where went my cough? We 4th graders in the fifties, before hyperboles, were enjoying Smith Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops, Luden’s Wild Cherry Cough Drops, or Pine Brothers Wild Cherry Cough Drops. We never coughed. More importantly, the cough drops kept us quiet while getting our tongues bright red. Another trip to the school nurse. These new throat drops, with 20 in the box instead of 14, are called “pectin lozenges” and “oral demulcents.” If I had in my possession a cough drop box in 4th grade that said “oral demulcent,” I would have turned myself in to the crossing guard. The directions say these little baby demulcents are okay for children three years of age and older. It is not just 4th graders doing hyperboles. Today’s 3-year-olds are reading throat drop boxes. What do the young ones think when they read the inactive ingredients? Hey kids! Time for another dose of malic acid with soybean oil. Closing remarks Seen in a desert graveyard outside Vegas: Here lies Lester Moore Shot in the chest with a .44 No Les No More To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Letters to the Editor Editor, It isn’t enough that Republicans blindly sign off on the gross misdeeds of their criminal-in-chief…From his love affair with Putin to his desire to stick it to the have-nots, it is sickeningly evident that Trump and his party also totally disregard the coming catastrophe that is climate change. As recently reported in The Week, Trump appointee Mike Pompeo broke ranks with the other seven Arctic bordering countries in their collective mission to protect the region’s environment and resources. Pompeo, on behalf of the U.S., talked of the upside of melting sea ice and global warming, “….Reductions in sea ice are opening up new passageways and new opportunities for trade.” He further extolled that the Arctic holds 13-percent of the world’s undiscovered reserves of oil and that it [the Arctic] is a land of “opportunity and abundance.” As in Palin-speak, Trump says, “Drill, baby drill.” The GOP has put party and pandering to a dysfunctional base ahead of country. What on Earth will it take for misguided supporters of Trump and his policies to engage their brains and quit supporting the chaos, death and destruction he and his enablers are bringing upon us? Bruce Howard Freeland, Wash.

Editor, Abortion, which means killing babies, violates the sixth of the 10 Commandments, “Thou shalt not kill.” Abortion, though very convenient, is so selfish. God creates babies before they are in the womb. This means babies begin with God and are conceived in the mind of God before they are conceived sexually by sperm-egg fusion. That gives us a lot to ponder and think about. Should we be killing something that begins with God, and is in the mind of God before it is in the womb? Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered my religion, Christian Science, and wrote the wellknown book, “Science and Health With Key to the Scriptures,” the textbook of Christian Science, writes in her chapter about “Marriage,” “God’s children, already created, will be cognized only as man finds the truth of being.” As created by God, the baby has intelligence, the capacity to love, to be happy and to be good. It obviously has life when it appears, because it moves around in the womb. And all life comes from God, at least that’s what Christian Scientists believe. Is it right to kill something that has life? I don’t think so. Rather than selfishly abort the baby, why not try another option? Adoption. There are thousands of would-be parents who would practically die to adopt a baby. They cannot because there are so many babies being killed, that there are not enough babies to go around. This is ridiculous and outrageous. These loving couples deserve to be parents, but as things are now going, they cannot, and never will be parents. Give the newborn baby to a loving couple who

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Memorial Day 2019: A Service of Remembrance Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), American Legion, and Fleet Reserve are holding public, annual Memorial Day services at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf and Coupeville’s Sunnyside Cemeteries. Maple Leaf Cemetery, 1961 NE 16th Ave, Oak Harbor will hold a public Service of Remembrance starting at 10:00am. Watch for Lions parking lot attendants and Elks ushers. Service includes special guests Mayor Bob Severns, NAS Whidbey Island Capt. Matt Arny, Wing 10 Chaplain Lt. Quay, Chief Thiel, (USN, Ret.) and Lt. Cmdr. Hunt (USN, Ret.), with tributes by Oak Harbor High School (OHHS) NJROTC, OHHS Choir, Northwest Navy Band, and vocalist, Valerie Rocha. Event includes Missing Man Table, flag folding, and a traditional VFW, American Legion, and Fleet Reserve laying of wreaths ceremony shielded by Washington state Patriot Guard riders. The ceremony is scheduled to conclude with NAS Whidbey Island Search and Rescue. A community potluck will follow at the VFW, 3037 Goldie Rd., Oak Harbor. Sunnyside Cemetery, 90 Cemetery Rd, Coupeville, will hold a short, traditional service at 1:00pm with VFW, American Legion, and Fleet Reserve laying wreaths. A reception will follow at the American Legion, 690 SE Barrington Dr., Oak Harbor. The community is invited. Are you interested in sponsorship at Maple Leaf? Red, white, blue, and star level sponsorship available. If donations exceed expenses, surplus shall be shared with VFW, Legion, Fleet, and Oak Harbor Lions. Donations can be made online at: https://ohlions.org/memorialday/memorialdaypage.html. Volunteers are wanted at 10:30am Saturday and Tuesday at Sunnyside and Maple Leaf. Join Legionnaire volunteers supported by NJROTC, Scouts, Navy personnel, and community volunteers to place and retrieve flags at veteran graves throughout both cemeteries. On Memorial Day, the flag flies at half-staff only for the first half of the day, and then is raised to full height from noon to sundown. This unique custom honors the war dead for the morning and living veterans for the rest of the day. [Submitted by Teresa Coe, VFW]

Concerti by Bach Four of Johann Sebastian Bach’s greatest orchestral works, the 5th Brandenburg Concerto, his Triple Concerto for Harpsichord, Flute, Violin, and Orchestra, Bach’s Violin Concerto in A Minor and the Suite in B Minor for Flute and Strings will all be performed in this outstanding all-Bach program. This concert will be concerti performed on period instruments with soloists harpsichordist Jonathan Oddie, violinist Carrie Krause and baroque flutist Jeffrey Cohan along with string chamber orchestra in Concerti by Bach, presented by the Salish Sea Early Music Festival, Sunday at 7:00pm. The performance will be held at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road in Freeland. Other members of the chamber orchestra include baroque violinists Elizabeth Phelps and Courtney Kuroda, baroque violist Stephen Creswell and baroque cellist Caroline Nicolas. Please see www.salishseafestival.org/whidbey or call the church at 360-331-4887 for additional information. Admission is by suggested

[Submitted by Jeffrey Cohan] It will be a doggone great day for the eighth annual PAWZ 5K & 10K run/walk offered on a scenic course through the seaside village of Langley. The event will be held on Memorial Day, Monday and you can register online at www.PawzbytheSeaLangley.com This family-friendly event allows you to walk or run with two- or four-legged friends. You don’t have to have a dog to run, you just need to bring your enthusiasm. Race goodies will be handed out at the finish line. Humans will receive shirts and goody bags. Dogs will receive treats and water. The course will take you on a circular route through historic downtown Langley, along tree lined back roads, and along the Saratoga Passage bluff with beautiful views of the Sound. The race starts at 9:00am for the 5K and 9:15am for the 10K with registration available online or on race day beginning at 7:30am. The kids’ run is offered for those under 10 years old and starts at 10:30am. Awards will be given to the top five women and men. Dogs will get rewarded too, for such feats as first across the finish line, most drool, shortest legs, biggest eyes, most active tail and more. Costumes are definitely encouraged. Sponsored by Animal Hospital by the Sea owner Jean Dieden and Langley Main Street Association, the event benefits the 4H Happy Hounds Dog Club and Good Cheer Pet Food Bank. For more information, visit www.PawzbytheSeaLangley.com or email perfecttimeevents@gmail.com [Submitted by Langley Main Street Association]

Oceans Flamenco en Vivo at Bayview Community Hall Seattle-based Flamenco artist, Savannah Fuentes presents her latest her work, Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo. The water-themed presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes. Both musicians are third generation Spanish Flamenco artists and reside in New York City. The all-ages performance, held Monday, May 27 at 7:30pm, is the second engagement of a 29-date that tour that begins in Bellingham and ends in southern California. Savannah Fuentes, born in Seattle to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish ancestry, is one of the only touring artists in the Pacific Northwest region with strong links to Flamenco culture. She studies both baile (flamenco dance) and cante (flamenco singing) and has toured throughout the states of Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona. She has independently produced over 300 performances and workshops featuring internationally recognized Spanish Flamenco Artists such as Jose Anillo, Saray Munoz, Jesus Montoya, and Juanarito. She has studied with artists such as Guadiana, Joaquin Grilo, Eva Yerbabuena, El Farru, and Isabel Bayon. She attributes her formation as an artist to her most significant mentor, Maestra Sara de Luis. She continues to evolve as an innovator and performance artist.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED membership, donations, and rentals. Devoted to providing “a space for community to happen,” this historic treasure is in serious need of professional lead abatement, exterior painting, and repairs. The “Paint the Hall” campaign needs to raise an additional $40,000 to accomplish the work necessary to ensure the Hall continues to serve the community for another 90 years. While local businesses, contractors, and community members are providing valuable in-kind donations of supplies and labor, cash donations are needed for lead abatement and other expenses. Enter Goosefoot, Bayview Hall’s neighbor and one of its biggest fans. This economic and community development non-profit is offering a $25,000 matching grant to help guarantee the campaign’s success. It’s a two-tiered offer: Goosefoot will match 1) all cash donations up to a total of $15,000; and 2) up to $10,000 in donated labor, supplies, and equipment. For the leadership of both organizations, the campaign is a win-win collaboration. “The Hall plays a significant role in the social and historic fabric of South Whidbey Island,” says Sandy Whiting, Goosefoot’s executive director. She continues, “Helping to preserve this piece of living history also fits our vision and mission.” Bayview Hall board president Jill Yomnick was thrilled when she was approached with their offer. “What’s most exciting is that Goosefoot will be rewarding our community for making gifts to the Hall,” she said. Whether you’re writing a check, donating eight hours of labor, or gallons of paint, your donation will be matched. This takes neighbor helping neighbor to the next level!” According to Yomnick, over 25 local contractors and community members have already pledged time and expertise when the time comes to repair and paint Bayview Hall. Ace Hardware, Hanson’s Building Supply, Sebo’s and Black Diamond Rentals are donating thousands of dollars of supplies and equipment. And in addition to the $25,000 match from the organization, Goosefoot’s board of directors have donated as individuals to the “Paint the Hall” fund, according to Whiting. Supporters wishing to donate may do so online at www.bayviewhall.org or by writing a check made payable to Whidbey Community Hall Association and mailing it to PO Box 1066, Langley, WA 98260. Social media fans will enjoy a robust crowd sourcing campaign running May 20 – June 20. All donations to the “Paint the Hall” fund will be matched dollar for dollar by Goosefoot, up to a total of $15,000. In addition, the value of labor, supplies, or equipment donated will be matched through a separate $10,000 match from Goosefoot. The mission of the Whidbey Community Hall Association (Bayview Hall) is to provide an affordable community gathering place that meets the needs of the community. www. bayviewhall.org Goosefoot’s mission is to bring neighbors together to nurture a sense of place and community, preserve rural traditions, and enhance local commerce. www.goosefoot.org [Submitted by Jill Yomnick, Bayview Hall board president]

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General admission tickets to Oceans, Flamenco en Vivo are $22, VIP reserved seating $35, student $13, child $7, and are available at www.brownpapertickets.com. The Bayview Community Hall is located at 642 Bayview Road, Langley. [Submitted by Savannah Fuentes]

Bayview Community Hall “Paint the Hall” Matching Grant Campaign Launched with $25,000 Challenge Grant from Goosefoot Bayview Community Hall has been at the center of the South Whidbey community since 1928, hosting dances, weddings, movies, reunions and countless other events. The Hall is supported by the community through

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Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, May 23, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church, 608 N Main St. Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save three lives and together we have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ Bloodworksnw.org or call 1-800-398-7888. For more information, call Paddy Roberts at 360-632-5402

Spring Fashion Show Saturday, May 25, 12:00-2:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Presented by Oak Harbor Emblem Club #450. Featuring styles by Christopher & Banks. Tickets are $15 each and include a light lunch. To reserve a table of eight, please call in advance. For reservations or more information, call 360-246-4184 or email lynetterichardson@ comcast.net

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, May 24, 2:00-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Creekside Cannabis 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.

Junior Ranger Series: “The Star of Life” Saturday, May 25, 1:00-2:00pm Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville Do you ever wonder about that yellow, shining ball of energy up in the sky? From brightening our day to feeding our food, come explore how the sun helps all living things survive. There will be a fun activity and discover through a craft how the sun can be the star of life! Wear weather appropriate clothing. For more information, contact Jackie French at jackie.french@parks.wa.gov or call 360-6781186. Discover Pass is required.

Mayfest Saturday, May 25, 5:00-10:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Annual fundraising dinner and dance. Live music from the Heggenes Valley Band from 7:00-8:30pm and dancing with DJ Vramanos from 8:30-10:00pm. For tickets and more information, visit www.clintoncommunityhall. com

Live Music: Jess Saturday, May 25, 7:00-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Memorial Day 2019: A Service of Remembrance Monday, May 27, 10:00am Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor With special presentations by OHHS Chorus and NJROTC Training Corps; and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Maple Leaf Cemetery is located at 1961 NE 16th Ave.

Oceans, Flamenco en VIvo Monday, May 27, 7:30pm Bayview Community Hall, Langley Seattle-based Flamenco artist, Savannah Fuentes presents her latest her work, Oceans,

Flamenco en Vivo. The water-themed presentation will feature singer/percussionist Jose Moreno and guitarist Pedro Cortes. Both musicians are third generation Spanish Flamenco artists and reside in New York City. The all-ages performance is the second engagement of a 29-date tour that begins in Bellingham and ends in southern California. General Admission tickets are $22, VIP reserved seating $35, student $13, child $7, and are available at www.brownpapertickets. com. The Bayview Community Hall is located at 642 Bayview Road.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, May 31, 3:00-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Gabriel 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.

Summer Music Series - SeaNotes Friday, May 31, 6:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Tickets: $15, includes appetizers Enjoy live music and dancing at the Senior Center. In May the featured band will be the SeaNotes, whose repertoire includes some of today’s contemporary swing arrangements, waltzes, tangos, and other popular music styles. There will be a no-host wine/beer bar. Everyone 21+ is welcome. You can purchase tickets by calling 360-279-4580, stopping by the Center, going to https://squareup.com/ store/oak-harbor-senior-center-foundation/, or at the door the night of the event.

Relay for Life of Whidbey Island Friday, May 31, 6:00pm - Saturday, June 1, 12:00pm North Whidbey Middle School, Oak Harbor Run, walk, or join in this cause! For more information, visit RelayForLife.org/ whidbeyislandwa or email relaywhidbey@ gmail.com

Comedy Show Friday, May 31, 8:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

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 Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, May 23, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Graham Moore’s “Last Days of Night,” based on actual events about the nature of genius, the cost of ambition, and the battle to electrify America. For adults. Used Book Sale Thursday, May 23, 10:00am-4:00pm Friday, May 24, 10:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor Library Lightly used books and DVDs for all ages. Find some treasures for your home collection, or give someone you love a well-deserved gift! All proceeds benefit the Oak Harbor Library.

Plastics: Exploring the Big Picture Issues, Impacts and Solutions Thursday, May 23, 5:30-7:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Plastics are everywhere and their impacts and management are a growing concern around the Pacific NW and globally. Join Heather Trim, executive director of Zero Waste Washington for an in depth conversation highlighting the current knowledge of plastics, their impacts as microplastics in marine waters, recycling challenges and the amalgam of solutions that are currently in the works. This is part one of our “Plastics” series. Please save the date of June 4, 4-5:30pm, for part two, Break Your Plastic Habit: Stop talking about it. Start doing it. Here’s how. The Star of Life With Central Whidbey State Parks Friday, May 24, 1:00pm Freeland Library Do you ever wonder about that yellow, shining ball of energy up in the sky? Come explore how the sun helps all living things survive, from brightening our day to providing our food. Break Your Plastic Habit Tuesday, June 4, 4:00-5:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 Central Ave. Join Sarah Berquist of WSU Waste-Wise Island County and Milena Alvarez of Waste Less Whidbey to discuss strategies to make a difference. Recycling “right” is good, but not enough. We can do better. Learn about recycling the “right way” and why recycling is not enough. How do we effectively reduce consumption? Meet the Author: Frances Wood Thursday, June 6, 7:00-8:00pm Clinton Library Meet local author, Frances Wood, as she talks about her novel, “Becoming Beatrice.” In this historical coming of age story, 17-yearold Beatrice leaves Oakland, Calif. in 1890 to teach in the frontier town of Snohomish, Wash. Explore Summer - Rock On! Saturday, June 8, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library Join Carla Walsh and have fun painting rocks in this free class. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring your own rocks if you have them.

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 May 26 - Leadership in the Church: What does the Bible say about leadership? Services are followed by a light lunch and loving fellowship.

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 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

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 their 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.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Richard Nash Thursday, May 23, 10:00am-5:30pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Richard Nash will discuss the methods and motivations behind his artworks. A Washington native and lifelong student of the visual arts, Richard holds a MFA and has completed lengthy studies in Japan and Europe. His 2-D work ranges from botanicals to abstracts, with 3-D sculptures of Corten and stainless steel. His main focus is always composition. For his abstracts he draws inspiration from the play of light and shadows created by architectural forms. www.rjnashart.com

Meetings & Organizations American Association of University Women (AAUW) Saturday, June 8, 9:30am Whidbey Golf Club, Oak Harbor Join the AAUW for a chance to win one of two new iPads at a raffle to raise scholarship funds for island girls! Raffle tickets will be sold from 9:30-10:00am, at 10:00am members with reservations will hold their annual brunch and installation of officers. You need not be present for the raffle drawing to win. You may also send a check with your name and phone WHAT'S GOING ON

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Good books and media for sale: Shop lightly used books and DVDs for all ages at the Oak Harbor Library Friday and Saturday and June 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All proceeds benefit the Oak Harbor Library. Car Wash, Entertainment, BBQ Food & Dessert Too!: The Rise Academy Dance Company and Island Flyers Tumbling Team invite you to a Memorial Day Fun-draiser to support their competition expenses, Monday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their studio, 645 Industrial Ave., in Oak Harbor. The teams will be performing throughout the day, so stop by, enjoy some good food and get your car washed. Riseacademyofarts.com. It’s a Carnival: Come one, come all to The Wellington Day School for games, face painting, pony rides, virtual reality, and more, Saturday, June 1, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The school is located at 5719 Pioneer Park Place, in Langley. They are fundraising for gymnasium improvements. Entry is $5 individual, $15 family, with food and other items for purchase. Community Garage and Bake Sale: Oak Harbor Senior Center hosts this sale, with a little something for everyone, Saturday, June 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 360-279-4580 if you are interested in renting a table. Stroll with the Trolls: Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge presents this 5K fun run/ walk that would make for a great family adventure, complete with waffles! Babes in strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Registration is at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 8. Race fees include your celebratory waffles; $5 ages 10 and under, $10 for ages 11 to adult. The race begins at 9 a.m. Proceeds benefit various local charities. Whidbeyislandnordiclodge.com. Salish Sea Native American Cultural Celebration: Bowman Bay, June 8, inside Deception Pass State Park. Noon to 4 p.m. The event celebrates the maritime heritage of the two participating Coast Salish tribes. Singers, drummers, storytellers, wood carvers, free canoe rides, cedar bark weavers, and a salmon barbecue lunch (for purchase). Run with Your Chums: South Whidbey Parks and Recreation hosts this fun and friendly 5K Run/Walk competition June 15, which also features a “Fry Run,� for kids ages 10 years and younger. Swparks.org Camp Casey Open House: Tuesday, June 14, noon to 4 p.m., Seattle Pacific University invites the public to visit the Camp Casey Conference Center. The event features free activities including the center’s Sea Lab, tours of the barracks, mess hall, guided walking tours of Fort Casey State Park, the gun batteries, The Fort Casey Inn and The Admiralty Head Lighthouse. Gocampcasey.org


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Family Guide Performance opportunities for youth: The Whidbey Playhouse will hold auditions for “The Lion King, Jr.� Saturday and Sunday, for youth in 2nd through 6th grade. Arrive at the Playhouse at 1 p.m., either day, in comfortable clothes. Students will learn a short dance combination, and work on vocal range and theater skills in four different stations during the audition process. The public is invited to the performance of “The Lion King, Jr.,� July 12-28.

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SoWhidCon 2019: The Machine Shop in Langley will be chock full of any and all who align with the nerd and geek kingdoms, Sunday, June 16, noon to 8 p.m. Cosplay it up, and enjoy a day of gaming, a live DJ, vendors, and more. Get ready for fun, games, tournaments, and contests. All ages are welcome, $20 suggested donation. Themachineshop.org Talented Teens Wanted: Island County teens, ages 12 to 18, are invited to enter the Teen Talent Contest. Compete for the opportunity to perform live at the Oak Harbor Music Festival Sunday, Sept. 1. Do you love to sing? Do you have a group or band who would like a spot on the big stage at the Oak Harbor Music Festival? Visit oakharborfestival.com for full details. The deadline for entry is Tuesday, June 18. Finalists will compete live June 24 for four stage slots at the festival. For help uploading performance videos, contact Jessica Aws, Teen Librarian, at jaws@ sno-isle.org or call 360-675-5115. Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Open House: Saturday, June 22 at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., learn about past, current, and future operations at our local Naval facility. There will be aircraft static displays, visual displays, guided bus tours, K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall. All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have state or government issued identification for access to the base. Facebook.com/NASWhidbeyIsland “Aladdin:� Presented by students of The Ballet Slipper Conservatory of Oak Harbor, June 22 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and June 23 at 2 p.m., at Oak Harbor High School. TBSCOH.org Mark Your Calendars – Upcoming Summer Events: Anacortes Waterfront Festival, June 1-2: Release your inner sailor and embrace life on the water! Anacortes.org Burlington Berry Dairy Days Festival, June 14-16: Enjoy food, craft vendors, a firework show, grand parade, salmon BBQ, live music, nostalgic Berry Cool Car Show and more. Burlington-chamber.com Strawberry Daze Festival at Bell’s Farm: Saturday, June 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and it’s only $3 to park each day. Come for u-pick strawberries, fresh-baked strawberry pie, and farm veggies and stay for the farm tour, petting zoo, and more. It will be fun for the whole family. Bells-farm.com Oak Harbor Kiwanis Beachcomber’s Bazaar: July 13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Antiques, crafts, garage sale items, local businesses, service groups and food vendors will gather on the field adjacent to North Whidbey Middle School. Go and find some “new-toyou� treasures. OakHarborKiwanis.org Summer’s a Comin’: Whidbey Island Macaroni Kid is your guide to summer camps, local events, short-drive destinations, and a calendar full of fun activities. Visit WhidbeyIsland.MacaroniKid.com

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Whidbey Island pays respects with remembrance events By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly

Each year, Memorial Day honors the fallen, and throughout Whidbey Island, those from the community and Naval Air Station Whidbey Island alike will gather to remember the men and women of the military. Coupeville will host its annual Memorial Day Parade Saturday at 11 a.m. and a remembrance ceremony will take place Monday at 10 a.m. at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery. Lynda Eccles, executive director of the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, said the parade has become a tradition for the city. “The parade is one of the oldest and longest running parades this side of Washington state,” she shared. “I think there are a few others, but we are sort of up there. I would say this parade has been going at least 40 years.” The parade will include World War II and Korean War veterans, as well as active duty participants who will gather to help pay tribute to fallen military members, Eccles shared. “NAS Whidbey has always played a role in this parade,” she said. “The commander of the base always participates, and he participates in the remembrance with the mayor (of Coupeville) as well, so we do have some really great support from NAS Whidbey. Some of their personnel march in the parade or volunteer with us as well, so we always appreciate that.”

see them marching the parade route, it sort of gives you goosebumps to see all these people from our community supporting our veterans and the crowds standing on the sidewalks,” she shared. “I do honestly love this parade because it is a way of saying thank you.” The parade will be followed by a service of remembrance in Coupeville Town Park, as well as a free picnic, band concert, and more. “We try and do something different each year,” she said. “This year we have a flyover of a B-25 Bomber from the Historical Flight Foundation and that is to honor the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. The Historic Flight Foundation was very generous in providing this for us.”

Kelly Davidson, who is coordinating the “A Service of Remembrance” event at Maple Leaf Cemetery on Memorial Day, said a number of groups came together to make the event possible. The groups include the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Oak Harbor Lions Club, and groups from NAS Whidbey and Oak Harbor High School, among others. “The Patriot Guard Riders will be there,” she said. “They have a petition out state-wide to have as many people there as possible to stand at attention during our service to honor the 599 veterans that are interred at Maple Leaf Cemetery.”

Eccles said the event can inspire a sense of patriotism for those who take part and for the people who come to watch the parade on its path through Coupeville’s historic downtown district.

Davidson, who has been working with various organizations since September to plan the ceremony, said the day is a great chance for the community to come together. Robert Severns, mayor of Oak Harbor, will act as master of ceremonies, and Capt. Matt Arny, commanding officer of NAS Whidbey Island, will be one of the event’s speakers.

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Jeri Goldstein Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Chamber of Commerce The Memorial Day Parade has become part of an annual tradition in Coupeville and has run for approximately 40 years. The parade will take place Saturday at 11 a.m.

now because of the base,” she said. “And having not been from here (I have only been living here for a year, I come from other parts of the country) I have never lived this close to a base, so it is pretty striking how closely the two work together, even though you do not always see it. My intention with getting all of this scheduled is a show of force, where we can work together to commemorate and there is no more perfect occasion for this kind of camaraderie.” Davidson said as a military community, there are those in the area who have been affected by loss, and the event will recognize Gold Star Families. “There are people who walk among us who are touched extremely closely by loss and I want to make it very well known that we support them,” she said. From a performance of “America the Beautiful” to a moment of silence, the ceremony will honor late and living veterans in a number of ways, Davidson shared. “First of all, the flag will be at half mast and then it goes to full mast at noon,” she said. “That is important. Being at half mast is to remember the fallen, but at noon when it goes to full mast, it is to remember the veterans that are living.” Following the service will be a reception and potluck lunch at the Whitehead-Muzzall VFW Post 7392. For those who wish to participate, another smaller service will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville at 1 p.m., followed by a reception at Oak Harbor’s American Legion, Davidson said. The event, which aims to also raise funds for various veterans groups, has been made possible by sponsorships and donations from the community, she shared. “All the proceeds, once we have covered our budget here, will be split between the VFW, American Legion, the Fleet Reserve and the Lions Club,” she said. “The Lions Club will be making a check donation to each of the VSOs in town.”

Photo Courtesy of Liz Matzelle The Coupeville Memorial Day Parade Saturday will include a flyover by a B-25 bomber to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.

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Blue Fox Drive-In celebrates its 60th Anniversary

By Helina Bailey Whidbey Weekly If you are from Whidbey Island or the surrounding areas, you probably know about the Blue Fox Drive-In off Highway 20 just south of Oak Harbor. This iconic drive in theater has been an integral part of island living, providing wholesome fun to families for over half a century and drawing people from near and far. There are many reasons people flock to this business and often fill the lot to its capacity of up to 325 vehicles. Nostalgia could be one reason - it provides a taste of something of olden days - wholehearted, simple, clean fun. Though technology has advanced since drive ins had their heyday, Blue Fox Drive In maintains some of that nostalgia. Static-free Ryobi radios are available for check out with an ID to save car batteries from dying during the show, rather than the old fashioned bulky radios that attach to the window.

There is still the famous “let’s all go to the lobby” promo from back in the day, not to mention freshly made popcorn. From the snack bar to the go-carts and the arcade, Blue Fox Drive-In hits a home run when it comes to providing a fun-forall-ages experience. With its full kitchen comes a huge menu with weekly specials, so customers can enjoy dinner and a movie on site. The snack bar line often wraps past the arcade as people load up on everything from burgers, spiral fries, popcorn, and homemade pizza to giant 100-ounce keepsake cooler jugs (which you can refill at every visit for only $3.75). These larger-than-life drinks are more like mini insulated coolers. Owner Darrell Bratt says, “if you fill one up with ice and water, the next day there will still be ice in them.” Starting this week, Blue Fox will be showing double features five nights a week, from Thursday night through Monday night. Starting June 20, when school lets out, movies will be shown every night of the week. On occasion, triple features are offered. The drive-in always shows current and new releases. For families with little ones, this allows for a rare opportunity to catch a box office movie, as youngsters can doze off for the second (or third) features. If it gets too late, Bratt has been known to let visitors stay overnight.

Photo courtesy of Blue Fox Drive-In As Blue Fox Drive-In in Oak Harbor celebrates its 60th anniversary, this photo captures the crew at the theater’s 30th anniversary.

Bratt is only the third owner, taking over the business in 1988 and working hard, alongside his family, to keep it thriving. He installed the go cart track back in 1988, which is still a huge attraction. Around the same time, he started playing the National Anthem at the beginning of the first feature. Bratt said “back in the day, the National Anthem was played before movies” and he wanted to keep that going as homage to country and service members. His son, Steven Bratt, has been the driving force behind revamping the arcade and updating

Photo courtesy of Blue Fox Drive-In Steven and Nick Bratt drive the second model of go-karts.

its payment system, as well arranging a wide selection of prizes. The new arcade features top-of-the line games and an electronic point system attached to a reusable card. This card can be loaded and reloaded with points that work for both arcade games and the go-cart, with tickets being automatically stored on it. The Bratt family has tried hard to make their drive inn fun for all. This is evident when one looks at the demographic of patrons on a Friday night, where an unparalleled level of diversity can be found in the crowd. Families with babies and toddlers are there, families with older kids and even teenagers are there, too; young people on dates are there, older couples on dates are there, and groups of friends are there - and they are all having fun. This is a testament to the passion and love the Bratts have for their business and a driving factor in why this iconic business has remained so successful. As the family celebrates Blue Fox Drive In’s 60th anniversary, it is easy to imagine that they will be around for a very long time to come. Happy Anniversary!

Mayfest is here! By Helina Bailey Whidbey Weekly It’s that time year again, when locals flock to Clinton Community Hall to celebrate Mayfest. This annual celebration, to be held Saturday, boasts live music, dancing, drinks, great food, and a raffle of gift baskets filled with items from local businesses. This is a celebration of locals, for locals, and by locals, according to organizers. Guests can expect to make an evening of it with dinner, music, and drinks. Dinner will be served from 5-6:30 p.m., before a live concert at 7 p.m. and then dancing at 8:30 p.m. Children are not excluded from the event and are welcome to come enjoy the music with their families. This celebration is guaranteed to be a great time! For over a decade now, Clinton Community Hall executive board members have worked in conjunction with volunteers and local businesses to organize this fun filled event. This year’s celebration will not only have

Photo courtesy Clinton Community Hall Mayfest, which will take place Saturday at the Clinton Community Hall, is the largest fundraiser of the year for the community center.

participants’ feet dancing to great music, but will also delight the tastes buds while raising money to support Clinton Community Hall. Gretchen Schlomann is an executive board member. “The Clinton Community Hall has been an integral part of South Whidbey for over a 100 years as a community center for all kinds of public, private and business events including book sales,” she explained. “This is our annual celebration of the community, and it’s our biggest annual fundraising event and gathering. The Hall is used for book sales, private family events from birthdays to memorial services, community pancake breakfasts, voter forums and other community gatherings. The Hall is also a designated Red Cross Warming Center.” With over 100 guests attending every year, Mayfest strives to entertain. This year, executive board member, Chef Christopher Patterson, will be cooking up a storm - Taqueria style – and will be bringing some Latin flavors to Mayfest. Those attending can look forward to homemade tortillas, pork carnitas, and smoked chicken. Chef Patterson is also including vegetarian options, such as roasted vegetables and corn, bean salads, and coleslaw, along with a fresh salsa bar, Agua-Fresca and Jamaica (Hibiscus Tea). This mouth-watering dinner is sure to be “sabroso” (which means “delicious” in Spanish) and a meal to remember. But wait, there’s more! Anacortes Brewery

Photo courtesy Clinton Community Hall Popular local group the Heggenes Valley Band will perform at Mayfest Saturday at Clinton Community Hall.

will also be attending this year’s Mayfest and providing a selection of beer and wine for visitors over 21 who want to purchase an alcoholic beverage. After a delicious dinner, South Whidbey’s own The Heggenes Valley Band will perform. Formerly known as “The Heggenes Valley Boys,” this popular crowd favorite recently added a female to their all male group and changed its name to reflect the addition. Schlomann said this hometown band is “well known on the south end and have[ing] their own unique music, local humor and original songs/parodies that capture life on Whidbey.” The band also plays oldies and classic cover tunes that are always a hit with all age groups.

At 8 p.m., local musician, DJ Vramanos, will take over, playing an eclectic collection of popular songs sure to get everyone on the dance floor. Organizers say DJ Vramanos is well known on the island for his amazing playlists that make people want to dance the night away, as well as his skill with both analog and digital dj-ing. This fiery good time could be the perfect addition to Memorial Day weekend activities. Also, $1 raffle tickets can be purchased upon arrival for a chance at winning one of the gift baskets. But mostly, be ready to have fun, eat well, and boogie! Clinton Community Hall is located at 6411 Central Ave. For more information email info@clintoncommunityhall.org or call 360341-3747.

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CHOOSE CHERRIES THIS SEASON It is very nearly cherry season in beautiful Washington state. From the beginning of June until the end of August, cherries are in. My favorite? Rainier cherries, because I find them to be a little sweeter – and we all know I have a sweet tooth or two! Okay, so all my teeth are sweet – nevertheless, cherries are wonderful! Since they’re coming into season, it would be fitting to make use of them as much as possible, no? Take advantage of all they have to offer, and not just in taste, of course! Yes, they’re delicious, but did you know cherries are said to be packed with antioxidants and compounds which promote anti-inflammatory effects? Not only that, cherries are rich in polyphenols, fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium, all of which promote overall good health. With a relatively low caloric content, cherries make a ‘better-for-you’ snack than say, a candy bar, and you don’t lose on the sweetness when you pick a small bowl of cherries over candy! But how else can you eat these little guys besides by themselves? There are myriad ways in which to indulge in some very cherry goodness. From simple chocolate covered cherries to a little more in-depth cobbler, cherries can go into just about any dessert or sweet treat and make it a dream come true. Maraschino cherries are exceptionally popular in many desserts and even some drinks and candies, though they seem to have a bad rap. There is so much information out there about what a maraschino cherry is and how it’s turned into the delightful, bright red, delicious fruity dot that makes some cocktails complete, some Christmas cakes as yummy as they are. Originally, maraschino cherries were just that – cherries preserved in Maraschino liqueur. The liqueur itself was made traditionally from a cherry called the Marasca, which is found primarily on the Croatian coast. In the 19th century, they traveled over to the U.S. and their popularity grew and grew until about the 1920s, when prohibition well, prohibited the preserving of the fruit in alcohol and they kind of lost some oomph. This is just one of the many stories floating around about why maraschino cherries are no longer preserved


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in alcohol, but research suggests long before the institution of prohibition, people were already looking for ways to preserve cherries, other than using alcohol, that did not make them soft and mushy. Preserved cherries aside, the history of the cherry in America dates back to round about the 1600s and ever since then the cherry industry in the U.S. has just grown and grown, producing some 650 million pounds of tart and sweet cherries annually now. I know personally, I thoroughly enjoy a cherry cheesecake. The creaminess of the cheesecake paired with the tart cherries atop it are second to almost nothing – except maybe the crust, which takes first place. I recently found a recipe for cherry Garcia brownies, and if the ice cream is anything to go by, these should be divine! There’s good old-fashioned black forest cake which is another favorite of mine. There’s something to be said for layers of chocolate cake, sweet cream and cherries all intermingling and creating a conglomerate of flavor that not only complement one another, but creates one of the most iconic, tasty desserts there is. Of course, there is always a no-fail dessert just about everyone loves. You can probably guess what it is – probably already have guessed what it is. Cherry pie! To go a step further, this can in turn be made into several varieties of cherry pie something-or-other. Mini cherry pies, cherry pie cheesecake, cherry pie ice cream – you name it, the cherry pie can lend itself to be the mold from which other desserts can fashion themselves. How about cookies, though? We can’t leave out cookies! And to be sure, cherries make the perfect addition to cookies of all shapes, kinds and sizes. Cherry macarons, white chocolate cherry cookies, dark chocolate cherry brownies (which aren’t really cookies…or are they? A question for another time!). In fact, cherries can work such magic that a trifle made of just the cherries, in lieu of other fruit, layered with cream and crumbs, is one of the simplest, most refreshing summertime treats you could make. Whether for company that comes to your house in droves, or a sneaky little indulgence


for just you, a cherry trifle is the perfect way to go. But cherries don’t necessarily have to comprise desserts alone. They can feature in main dishes, too. If you’re creative, you can discover many ways to incorporate them in savory dishes, though if you prefer to have a guideline, there are countless ways for you to follow one. Chicken and cherry salad with a balsamic dressing is positively scrumptious. Truly a summer favorite for me. How about bruschetta with cherries and ricotta, a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkling of salt? Sounds a little different perhaps, but the taste is well worth the adventure out of a comfort zone for sure. One of the most unusual recipes I came across using cherries as part of a savory dish was for a chili. Yes, a chili. Apparently, the surge of sweetness which springs out against the smoky tones of the chipotle in this recipe work like magic! I will be trying cherry chili this week, so I’ll include the recipe for you as well! If you try it let me know how you like it! Dear Readers, Sunday, May 26 is National Cherry Dessert Day and of course I would say celebrate in due style and prepare a dessert with cherries. You can most certainly do this, though if you decide to try the cherry chili, I think it would be okay too! Please send any and all comments, questions and certainly recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do just that and Dish! Cherry Chili ½ lb. ground turkey 2 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon salt pepper to taste 1 medium onion, yellow, diced 2 carrots, diced 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 28 oz. can diced tomatoes 1 tablespoon chili powder, or to taste 2 cups pitted, frozen or fresh black cherries 2 cans chipotle chilis with their sauce 1 can beans, white, drained and rinsed 2 bay leaves In a large pot, cook the turkey in the olive oil, with the salt and pepper, until browned. Add carrots, garlic and onion and cook until the carrots soften. Add in chili powder and mix in well. Add in tomatoes, chipotle peppers in sauce, cherries, bay leaves, and ½ cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer and cook until it thickens (about 15 minutes). Add beans and cook for 2 or 3 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving and top with sour cream and onions, if desired, and enjoy! www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5872786/ https://spoonuniversity.com/lifestyle/what-are-maraschino-cherries www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cherry-chipotle-chili-366814 To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.


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number to AAUW, PO Box 1332, Coupeville, WA 98239-1332. $5 per ticket; three for $10; eight for $20. Checks must be received by June 4. A name and phone number must be on the check, so the winner can be notified.

Adult Children of Alcoholics Meeting Every Monday, 7:00-8:00pm Carole’s Barbershop, Freeland A meeting dedicated to dealing with the problem and solution for recovering from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional family. For more information, contact Clayton at 360-989-4248 or visit www.adultchildren.org

Al-Anon Every Wednesday, 9:30-10:30am 432 2nd St., Langley If a friend or relative has a problem with alcohol, you can find solutions for yourself at Alanon.

Al-Anon Group Oak Harbor Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon group can help. Call Laurie at 360-6754430 for meeting information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Every Day, 12:00 & 8:00pm 432 2nd Street, Langley For more information, call 360-221-2070

Debtors Anonymous Every Sunday, 6:00pm WhidbeyHealth Board Room, Coupeville If you are having problems with money and debt and think that you may be a compulsive debtor, the program of Debtors Anonymous can help you. No situation is hopeless. Find the solution that leads to solvency and serenity. Debtors Anonymous is a 12-step program based upon the 12-steps first developed and used by Alcoholics Anonymous. Call 515-451-3749 for directions to location or for more information.

Divorce Care and DC4kids Every Sunday, 5:00pm Living Word Church, Oak Harbor A support group for people dealing with separation and divorce. For more information, call Larry at 360-969-0552 or Lisa - DC4kids at 360-672-4239. Living Word Church is located at 490 NW Crosby Ave.

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facts, and thus not something to fear or avoid. If you succeed in getting an illuminating debate going on the 23rd, consider yourself a success. It’s about participation, not winning or losing.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Business and commerce play an inevitable role in your life this week. If you are a professional and already strongly business oriented, you may look forward to a generally smooth daily routine. Some of your competitors may even become allies. But even non-professionals are likely to find themselves in some special engagement. If dollars and cents figure into an event on the 23rd, it qualifies as a business transaction. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The pace at which you must mentally and emotionally process daily events could be rather fast this week. If yours is the sort of mind that flits easily from one subject to the next, this will present no problem and may actually be enjoyable. Short travels are likely, often involving some unforeseeable change of plan. Flexibility and willingness to go with the flow keep the anxiety level down on the 23rd. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Bashful reactions to the forced exposure of things that you believe to be no one’s business but your own are counterproductive this week. Cover-ups and denials won’t help matters. Neither will covering your embarrassment with anger. The best recourse if you find yourself uncomfortably exposed is to accept it with grace and nonchalance. Fleeing when none pursue is a dead giveaway on the 23rd. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your activities and interests are bound to weave a path into the affairs of others this week. Mutually uplifting interactions create a desire for more of the same, leading to some long-term bonding as one possible result. However, even the briefest of encounters is likely to awaken deep-seated connections. The ties that bind are the human interests all have in common. Make those your focus on the 23rd and you can’t go wrong. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It’s your turn to stand and be heard this week. Whether your total audience is a room of thousands, or simply a man and his dog, matters not. And if the dog seems more interested than the man in what you have to say, carry on. The important thing is that you know your truth and be willing to share. How your message is received and by whom should be the least of your cares. Unusual opportunities to be heard are part of the 23rd. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) You may need to stand up for your rights in a matter you feel strongly about this week. If the moment of truth comes, don’t be daunted. Speak out with conviction. Healthy disagreements are a helpful means of arriving at the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Follow that nagging feeling that something is out of balance when and where it arises this week. You won’t know in advance whether you are being led away from a bad situation or directed toward a higher good. In fact, an element of both possibilities is often the case. Only by honoring your instincts can you eventually discover what is afoot. Assume all is good on the 23rd until you have firm evidence to the contrary. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your input may be exactly what is needed to help someone out of a challenging situation this week. In helping them unravel their complicated circumstance, you may accidentally clarify your own position. The results of this win-win scenario will continue to play out well beyond the immediate surface conclusion. An orderly and disciplined approach on the 23rd keeps everyone on the same track. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Good things come from lowly sources this week. In your time of need, don’t dismiss the ideas and contributions of people beneath you. They may be subordinates, even children, but in critical moments, inspiration doesn’t discriminate. Out of the mouths of babes, as the old saying goes. It is possible on the 23rd that you are too close, too mired in habit, to see your situation for what it is. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s the kind of week in which you don’t have to have a practical reason for everything that you do. No need to justify yourself at every turn. Just do what you feel. The odds are with you that all turns out right. This is not selfish behavior, necessarily, and you may in fact be too directly concerned with the welfare of others to think of yourself. Balance between self and other is especially important on the 23rd. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Getting aligned emotionally and mentally is the key to domestic harmony this week. This is a process-based period for you, in which the act of doing is more important than the final outcome. How you arrive at the goal is more crucial than the goal itself. Misunderstandings quickly multiply, so go slow and be sure everyone is on the same page. The ways of straying off-page on the 23rd are many. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The line between formal and informal is blurry this week. When it comes to people, some who start as strangers may end the week as friends. Similarities are more important than differences, and good will is the key that unlocks all doors. The communication lines that open between relaxed people are the most telling. Casual gatherings are fertile ground for significant developments in your personal life on the 23rd.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Half-conscious states 8. Strange 13. Deep regret 14. Rogue 15. Took without permission 19. An alternative 20. Performer __-Lo 21. Partner to flowed 22. Best day of the week (abbr.) 23. Body part 24. Famed river

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18. Where golfers start

47. The woman

25. Print errors

48. Belgian province

22. No charge

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27. Where rafters ply their trade

50. Excessive dose (abbr.)

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51. Supervises flying

56. American whiskey (abbr.)

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more that makes this event unique: cyclists are treated to a delicious slice of pie after their ride. The Bike Ride is on Sunday, July 21, starting at 10:00am. It’s a non-competitive event for riders of all skill levels. Participants may choose from three scenic routes consisting of 5, 10, or 20-mile loops. The 5-mile loop is over fairly level ground and is designed for both beginning and young bike riders.


This annual bike ride is organized by the Whidbey Camano Land Trust, a nonprofit nature conservation organization that protects natural areas and working farms and provides public access to beaches and trails. Event proceeds will continue the Land Trust’s conservation work on the islands. Taking place in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, the bike ride showcases more than 30 properties permanently protected by the Land Trust. Crockett Lake, the island’s largest wetland system, is a prominent natural feature along all three routes. Participants will enjoy riding through some of the island’s most breathtaking landscapes, including farmlands, beaches, wetlands, and woods with incredible views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound. Early registration is $30 per adult and $15 per child (ages 6-16) and ends at noon on July 16. Late registration is open until noon on July 19. There is no registration on the day of the event. Helmets are required for all riders. Child riders under the age of 6 will not be allowed. To register, go to www.wclt.org/bikeride. The start and finish lines for all three routes is at the State Parks birding platform near the Coupeville/Port Townsend ferry terminal. A Discover Pass is required to park there. At the end of the ride, participants receive a slice of pie generously donated by event sponsor Whidbey Pies. Other event sponsors include Skagit Cycle, Bayview Bicycles, Island Athletic Club, Mainspring Wealth Advisors, Penn Cove Taproom, and Prairie Center Red Apple Market.

2019 BOWLING TEAMS Bowl or Bowl Not..There is No Try, Chicago Title, Episode VILand Title: A New Escrow, Keller Williams Whidbey Red Bowlers, Leavitt Group NW, Loan Troopers, Ludicrous Speed, Motion to Strike, OH Music Lovers, OHPD, Pin Sabers, Padawan Pins, Rehab Rollers, Schmangrocks, Space Balls, Team J, The Bowling Stones, The Inevitables, We Find your Lack of Strikes Disturbing, We Have a Bad Feeling About This, Wells Fargo Bank

THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING BUSINESSES FOR YOUR PRIZE DONATIONS 7-Eleven, A Touch of Dutch, Alfy's Pizza, AMC Entertainment, Applebee's, Arby's, BBQ Joint, Bellewood Farms, Blue Fox Drive-in, Burger King, Curves for Women, Dairy Queen, Domino's, Espresso Self Catering, Everett Aquasox, Front Street Grill, Goose Communty Grocer, Great Clips, Haggen Food and Pharmacy, Honey Bear, Island Massage, Kapaws Iskreme, Lavender Wind, Midway Barber, North End Fitness Center, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Pita Pit, Pizza Hut, Polished Studio, Red Apple Market, Redhook Brewery, Starbucks, Sugar Studio, The Casual House, Toby's Tavern, Total Wine and More, Wells Fargo, Whidbey Coffee, Woodland Park Zoo


The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is a nonprofit nature conservation organization that actively involves the community in protecting, restoring, and appreciating the important natural habitats and resource lands that support the diversity of life on our islands and in the waters of Puget Sound. For more information, visit www.wclt.org, email info@wclt.org, or call 360-222-3310. [Submitted by Ron Newberry, Communications Manager, WCLT]

Mukilteo Ferry Terminal Construction to Expand Into the Water Washington State Ferries selects contractor to build berthing and loading structures

Artist rendering of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal as seen from the water. The overhead passenger walkway will improve safety and efficiency for walk-on passengers – and make boarding easier for people with mobility issues

Replacing the aging Mukilteo ferry terminal is another step closer to reality for the millions of riders who depend on this busy route. Washington State Ferries recently awarded Seattle-based Manson Construction a contract to build the in-water structures for the Mukilteo Multimodal Ferry Terminal Project. This work, valued at $26.4 million, includes the vehicle transfer bridge, overhead pedestrian walkway, structures needed to land the ferry along with demolishing the old ferry terminal and nearby fishing pier and building a new fishing pier. “The overhead passenger walkway improves safety and efficiency for customers of all ages and abilities,” said Genevieve Rucki, acting director of terminal engineering. “Walk-on passengers will now board the ferry while vehicles load from the car deck below, speeding up the loading process for everyone as ridership grows.”

This marks a milestone in WSF’s efforts to replace the 62-year old seismically vulnerable terminal, built when the local population and traffic were a fraction of what they are today. Land and marine elements Construction of the Mukilteo project was split into two contracts – one for land structures and this one for marine elements – to keep the project on schedule. The marine contract begins in August, however in-water work is slated to begin in early fall. Work on the land structures, which include the passenger building, holding lanes, toll plaza, maintenance building and waterfront promenade, began in January. “Awarding this contract now, keeps us on schedule to open in fall 2020,” Rucki added. No in-water work can occur during the fish migration window – mid February through July – to protect migrating fish. A species monitoring program is in place throughout construction to limit impact on protected species. The new terminal, one-third of a mile east of the existing one, is one piece of a larger development plan that will revamp the waterfront. A total of $187.3 million has been allocated for this project. The Mukilteo/Clinton route connects Whidbey Island to the Seattle-Everett metro areas and serves more than 4 million ferry riders each year. View current construction photos and sign up for construction project alerts. WSF, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 25 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter. [Submitted by Diane Rhodes, WSF Communications]

Local Business News Langley Whale Center to Participate in First Saturday Art Walk As a part of Orca Action Month (www. orcamonth.com), the Langley Whale Center will be participating in the Langley Art Walk from 12:00 to 6:00pm on Saturday, June 1 and will feature art, jewelry, prints, cards and gift items made by local artists, many who will be on site throughout the day. On display will be original works and prints by Bonnie Gretz, Lisa Allison Blohm, Judith Burns, Molley Emery and Terrie Horccocks. Beautiful silk whale prayer flags by Diane Rheardon, stain glass by Sandy Dubpernel, wooden hand mirrors and cutting boards by Ken Price, ceramics by Roxallane Medley and jewelry by Sue Coccia and others. There will also be a full display rack of beautiful greeting cards by talented local artists featuring whales, birds and marine life. Photo cards by Jill Hein and Donald J. Miller are donated so 100% of sales goes to support the Langley Whale Center. The Whale Center’s unique gift shop features local artists, local authors, kids’ books, nature guides, jewelry, plush animals, t-shirts, socks, mugs, wine glasses, water bottles and lots of fun items. Sales from the gift shop enables the Langley Whale Center to offer free admission to all visitors, Thursdays through Mondays, 11:00am to 5:00pm. Group tours are also available. The Langley Whale Center is a project of Orca Network, a Whidbey-based nonprofit run by a dedicated group of Docents and Naturalists, who volunteer at the Center. Volunteers educated 24,000 visitors from around the world in 2018, teaching them about the year round whale watching opportunities available from the shores of Whidbey Island. Visitors learn the importance of a healthy habitat for our local endangered Southern Resident Orcas, Sounders Gray Whales and all marine life. For more information about the Langley Whale Center, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Wendy Sines at langleywhalecenter@whidbey.com or leave a message at 360-221-7505, or visit https://www.facebook.com/LangleyWhale Center. For more information about Orca Network and their programs, visit www. orcanetwork.org or www.facebook.com/OrcaNetwork

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Film Shorts Courtesy of Cascadia Weekly

By Carey Ross A Dog’s Journey: This movie in which a dog dies over and over again, only to be reincarnated in different canine forms so it can continue to find and reunite with its owner is my literal cinematic nightmare and I can’t watch the preview without crying, but you all seem to like it, so you’re obviously made of less blubbery stuff than I am. ★★ (PG • 1 hr. 48 min.) Aladdin: I’m just going to go ahead and say there’s not a single animated Disney movie I would like to see remade into a live-action film. Nor do I find the idea of a giant blue Will Smith appealing, but your mileage may vary there. ★★★ (PG • 2 hrs. 8 min.) Booksmart: Two nerdy girls on the eve of graduating high school decide to experience all the fun they’ve been denying themselves– in one night. Hijinks obviously ensue in this whip-smart, razor-sharp comedy directed by Olivia Wilde. ★★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 45 min.) Brightburn: This is a movie that asks the question: What if the first superhero to crash-land on Earth was not here to save us from evil, but was instead the evil we need rescuing from? ★★★ (R • 1 hr. 31 min.) The Hustle: This is a remake of the 1988 comedy “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which succeeded not on the strength of its plot or script, but on the chemistry and commitment of its stars, Steve Martin and Michael Caine. Try as they might, Rebel Wilson and Anne Hathaway have neither chemistry nor commitment. ★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 34 min.)

Long Shot: Charlize Theron is a serious actress and she’s got the Oscar cred to prove it, but where she really excels is in comedic roles, and with Seth Rogan’s freewheeling speechwriter to her presidential candidate with an “electability” problem, she’s found her weirdly perfect comic co-conspirator. ★★★★ (R • 1 hr. 55 min.) Poms: When Anjelica Huston trivialized this film as an “old-lady cheerleader movie,” the film’s star, 71-year-old Jacki Weaver, responded by saying, “I just laughed. And then I said, ‘Well, she can go f--- herself.’” Amen, sister. You’re never too old to pick up the poms. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 31 min.) The Sun is Also a Star: Whenever I hear a title like this one, I play a little game of “YA movie or arthouse flick?” with myself. In this case, it’s the former–and surprise, surprise, the plot involves two beautiful teenagers who find love amid impossibly depressing circumstances. ★★ (PG-13) Tolkien: A perfectly respectable, if not exactly electrifying, costume drama exploring the origin story of J. R. R. Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult as Tolkien and Lily Collins as the woman who helped inspire the creation of Middle-earth, Orcs, and Gollum in what has to be the weirdest love letter of all time. ★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 51 min.)

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The Intruder: Why would I pay money for a ticket to this movie when at any given moment I can turn on the Lifetime Movie Network and watch a movie of similar quality with the exact same plot? ★ (PG-13) John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum: Keanu Reeves has cranked out another improbably well-done installment in this action-packed franchise, and I guess I should stop referring to his success in this realm as “improbable.” John Wick is the real deal. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 11 min.)



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Life Tributes Betty Hawkins McKenzie Feb. 17, 1931 – May 3, 2019

Betty Hawkins McKenzie, 88, of Oak Harbor, Wash., passed away peacefully May 3, 2019 with family by her side. Betty was born Feb. 17, 1931 in Frederick, Md., the only child of William and Hattie (Trittipoe) Hawkins. She graduated from Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in 1949, and from Marjorie Webster Junior College in 1951. As stated in her college yearbook, Betty’s life ambition was to be a wife and mother, and it was that at which she excelled. Betty became acquainted with Jim McKenzie through family connections in her childhood, but it wasn’t until Nov. 11, 1950, she and Jim had their first date at a Naval Academy football game. (Neither Betty nor Jim remember the score of the game). That first date turned Betty into a lifelong Navy football fan, and ultimately, into the consummate Navy wife. Jim and Betty were married June 5, 1954, the day after Jim’s graduation from the Naval Academy. After declining seven previous marriage proposals, eight became Betty’s lucky number. Jim’s Navy career took Betty all over the country, including time in Jacksonville, Pensacola, Alameda, Oceana, Virginia Beach, and San Diego. She always made a beautiful home wherever she landed and was a gracious and welcoming hostess to all. Ultimately, it was Whidbey Island that became Betty and Jim’s true and lasting “home.” At her idyllic waterfront house on Whidbey, Betty loved working in her yard, planting flowers, feeding the birds, tending to her flock of chickens and enjoying the sunset at “wine time.” Frequent trips to Seattle for theater, ballet, and opera (with some shopping on the side, of course) were a source of excitement and a break from island life. Betty was a devoted Mariners fan, enjoying trips to Arizona for spring training, and Safeco Field to see them play. Betty is survived by James McKenzie, her husband of 64 years, and her two daughters, Susan (Robert) Ferguson of Garfield, Wash., and Sally (Charles Stempler) McKenzie of Seattle. It was Betty’s wish there be no memorial service. An informal Friend and Family Gathering to remember Betty was held at Wallin Funeral Home. Two of Betty’s great passions were children and animals. The McKenzie family asks memorials in her name be made out to Whidbey Animal Improvement Foundation online at waifanimals.org/donate/ or by mail to WAIF, P.O. Box 1108, Coupeville, WA 98239; or to Special Olympics Washington, online at specialolympicswashington. org, by phone at 800-380-3071, or by mail to Special Olympics Washington, 1809 7th Ave, Suite 1509, Seattle, WA 98101-4400. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Please visit Betty’s page in the Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to leave condolences and share memories.

Sharilynn (Sherri) Louise Nelson May 8, 2019, the world lost a light by the name of Sharilynn (Sherri) Louise Nelson. She passed away at her home in Oak Harbor, Wash., due to kidney failure, at the age of 83. Sherry was born the first day of spring, March 20, 1936, from her mother Louise Meyrtle Rateike in Chicago, Ill. She lived the old school American childhood until she moved to California as a teenager. Southern California proved to be a good move for her, as this is where she met and married Theron Nelson, the love of her life. He was the boy next door, who used to show off by lifting weights outside of her bedroom window. They went on to have four children and many grandchildren together. Sherry had a wide range of hobbies she enjoyed. She would spend hours keeping her mind sharp with Sudoku puzzles and rounds of Solitaire. She would spend more hours keeping her body strong with gardening. In times of relaxation, she would read fantasy novels and watch fantasy or sci-fi movies. These books included the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and J.K. Rowling, while these movies included the adaptations of these works as well as Star Wars. Away from home, she enjoyed visiting tourist towns and even the drive there was exciting for her. At the end of these trips, a meal at a Mexican restaurant was preferred.


He is survived by a brother, Roger Hill, and his wife, Paula Hill; a half-sister, Jeanne Fredericks; sister-in-law Gretchen Hill, widow of his older brother, the late Kenneth Hill; numerous cousins, nieces, great-nieces and great-nephews; and his partner of nine years, Karen Rothboeck. In his varied career, he worked for several trade and consumer magazines, including “Stock Car Racing,” as a publisher, editor, writer and photographer; he also managed regional health surveys for the Department of Health and Human Services, and produced panoramic training videos at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station. In 2001, he earned the Qualified Panoramic Photographer designation from the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. He enjoyed both art and real estate photography, and for many years was a member of Penn Cove Art Gallery in Coupeville. Much of what he shot for pleasure was landscape and nature scenes and one of his goals was, as he put it, evoking “the experience of a particular nexus of site, light and weather.” He was persistent in finding beautiful and unique photographic compositions and returning to them until the light and conditions were, to his discerning eye, perfect. He contributed photos to several books and publications and to local tourism agencies. He was generous with donations of his art for charitable causes. His most recent book was “Over Ebey’s,” an aerial overview of central Whidbey, published in 2016. Date, time and location for a celebration of his life will be announced at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com. Fine art photography is the expression of the artist’s emotions and not a straightforward representation of the world as it is.

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Gamblers Anonymous Every Friday, 7:00pm St Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor The church is located at 185 N. Oak Harbor St., the meeting is held in the north end of the building. Enter through the double doors next to the parking lot. For more information, email OakHarborga@gmail.com Washington GA hotline: 855-222-5542

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whidbey Island Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm-8:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland NAMI is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to making life better for people with a mental illness and their friends and loved ones. The group is nonreligious but meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525. It isn’t necessary to preregister. Please contact Kathy Chiles, 206-218-6449 or k.chiles22@live. com for more information.

NAR-ANON Every Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton NAR-ANON family groups are world-wide for those affected by someone else’s addiction. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 6309 Wilson Place.

Overeaters Anonymous Every Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm Langley Fellowship Hall, Langley

relational dysfunction, and more after an abortion. We offer free lay counseling, help with healing and restoration. Call Wednesday or Thursday for an appointment, 10:00amto 4:00pm, 360-221-2909.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Every Wednesday, 7:00-8:00pm Every Sunday, 7:00pm-8:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland SLAA is a 12-step fellowship for those who wish to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. We offer relief for both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex, and those with relationship-related compulsivity. We provide an environment free from shame and abuse where all can feel safe to share what they think and feel. You are not alone. For more information call 360-989-4248.

South Whidbey Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Second Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm South Whidbey Senior Center, Langley Expanded quarterly workshops TBA. The Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington Chapter, provides emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers of those suffering from memory loss – in a confidential setting. For questions or additional information, contact Mel Watson at 360-321-1623 or mel@islandseniorservices.org.

TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®) Every Thursday, 9:00-11:00am Family Bible Church, Oak Harbor

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TOPS® is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original, nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups. TOPS® offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Weigh-in from 9:00am-10:00am, meeting is 10:00am-11:00am. For more information, call Shelly Weeks at 360-207-9039 or 360-240-1770.

As per her request, there will be no memorial service. However, a bench in her honor is being placed in Yellowstone National Park. Donations in lieu of flowers are to be made to Yellowstone National Park for park projects and education.

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Sherry is survived by her four children: Rick Allen Nelson, Robert Glenn Nelson, Gerald Scott Nelson, and Teri Ann Caporgno. She is survived by her grandchild, Kyle Lewis Caporgno, and nine others, as well as ten great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Michael Denis Hill, 72, of Coupeville, Wash., died Wednesday, May 8, 2019, after a more than year-long battle with brain cancer. He was born July 18, 1946 in Springfield, Mo., to Lt. Col. Kenneth Rolfe Hill and Mildred Louise (Pering) Hill. As an Army dependent, he lived in Korea, Turkey and France, as well as Virginia, California, Washington and Oregon. His lifelong passion for photography began with a Brownie Hawkeye camera in Istanbul in 1957. In his teen years, he attended Poitiers American High School in Poitiers, France, and the Lycee de Grande Aire, LaBaule, France. He played bass in several rock bands in France and Virginia. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School, Springfield, Va., and attended American University, Washington, D.C., and Franklin College, Franklin, Ind.

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Three out of four car seats are installed or used improperly. Is yours one of them? Naval Health Clinic will be instructing. You will learn how to properly install a car seat, what type of safety seat fits best, and how to secure your child in the safety seat. There will be a drawing for a FREE car seat at the end of the class. Deadline to register is June 6, maximum class participation is 50. Please register at Concordiaoakharbor.org

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! APRIL 24, 2019 8:33 am, Mathew St. Reporting party advising has multiple hummingbird feeders on property and is finding them empty in the am. Concerned someone is purposely emptying them. Ongoing issue. 9:01 am, Lake Mastie Rd. Missing five sheep; smaller in size, white with brown spots. 5:21 pm, Goldie Rd NAS Security requesting contact at Charles Porter Gate; vehicle pulled over, driver turned off car and put keys on dash. Unsure what is happening. Reporting party has no further information. 7:54 pm, Arnold Rd. Four cattle running loose on road; heading west bound on Arnold. MAY 2, 2019 6:48 am, Pioneer Park Pl. Caller reporting baby goat on his deck black and white - does not belong to him - unknown who it belongs to. Advising he has to leave location in 30 minutes. 9:22 am, SR 20 Caller advising is at Cranberry Lake fishing on the dock. Female subject walked up and started touching caller’s belongings. Female now walking towards bathrooms. 10:51 am, Brainers Rd. Reporting party advising neighbor’s chickens keep getting into reporting party’s yard; neighbor stated “just shoot them.” 4:16 pm, Shoreview Dr. Advising fridge on side of road at residence across from location. Doors are are on fridge and reporting party is concerned child could get stuck inside. 4:51 pm, Bayview Rd. Requesting call regarding shoes taken in from previous incident/unknown case number. Reporting party is upset no one is returning his call from the evidence dept. Requesting to speak with anyone who can help. Told call taker to “do the right thing” after yelling at them. Requesting call from on-duty officer. 5:38 pm, NE Goldie St. Reporting party states vehicle just tried to cause a wreck. Vehicle is erratic, braking and threw water at reporting party’s vehicle. Vehicle is red Subaru wagon. Now leaving on NE Goldie northbound toward Ault Field Rd.

6:02 pm, Homestead Rd. Caller says her ex-boyfriend, who lives at the location, stole her ex-husband’s tools sometime last week. Caller states tools are locked in ex-boyfriend’s car and she can’t get in. 8:11 pm, Bayview Rd Male on the line saying “property department;” male is slurring words. Advising trying to get granddaughter’s $100 tennis shoes from law enforcement, states law enforcement made accusations against granddaughter. 9:06 pm, Boon Rd. Advising vehicle behind him is trying to ram into him, unknown description. Caller is in a silver, smaller 4-door vehicle. MAY 4, 2019 01:01 am, Airline Way Requesting call. Advising is having issues with her car alarm going off every time vehicle is started or the door is open. Needs to get home to Stanwood. Requesting call to see if there are any rules or laws regarding the alarm going off while driving. 6:54 am, Newman Rd. Reporting party advising she has been back and forth about whether to have her son trespassed from property; is now in agreement with her husband and would like him trespassed. Nothing actively a problem now; he is “helping himself” to their stuff. 11:59 am, Delphi Dr. Reporting party had another person stay over on his property. Person left belongings behind when he left. Reporting party requesting phone call about how to get rid of stuff. 12:31 pm, Monkey Hill Rd. Caller reporting peacock wandering in middle of the road. 12:41 pm, SR 525 Advising subject is at the bus stop near location and is in a red costume. States he saw the subject at location a couple hours ago. Advising he is still there. MAY 5, 2019 11:56 am Beachwood Dr. Wanting to know why law enforcement was driving down his street.

8:42 pm, Golf Course Rd. Reporting party states saw black bear running on road then ran into the woods.

2:25 pm, Jones Rd. Reporting vehicle over the bluff; unknown type of vehicle. States he was hit while backing out of his driveway. Reporting party is not injured. Unknown injuries of other party/parties. Unknown if vehicle went into water.

MAY 3, 2019 12:59 am, Hamilton Dr. Reporting party advising someone is telling her who she can and can’t talk to - female is very erratic. Advising her children are telling her this. Very hard to understand.

May 8, 2019 8:19 SW Heller St. Female on line stating “I am in the public bathroom and I need help putting on my underwear.” When asked for specific location, female stated “the bathroom,” then hung up.

2:33 pm, Mobius Loop Reporting an escape from King County Corrections. Reporting party is a private citizen who is notifying every county in Wash. State about this escape. Could not provide information as to how it pertains to Island County. Requesting call.

4:07 pm, Goss Lake Rd. Reporting party states grumpy old man is driving a tractor down the road. Tractor threw a rock and it broke the reporting party’s window. Reporting party is parked in front of location. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.


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History was made recently at the WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace when Elizabeth Adeline Pooler made her entrance into the world at 101 N. Main Street in Coupeville. Elizabeth, who was born May 1, 2019 at WhidbeyHealth Family Birthplace, is the third generation female in her Oak Harbor family to be born on the same campus which was previously called Whidbey General Hospital. Elizabeth’s mother, Mikaela Stahl, was born at Whidbey General Hospital April 3, 1994, and her grandmother, Lori Stahl, was born there February 16, 1973.

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Fiancée Tony agreed. “The nurses were excellent at maintaining pain level before, during and after delivery. Kathy was of great assistance on breastfeeding and demonstrating how to use best practices in nursing,” Pooler said. Grandma Stahl was also impressed with her daughter and granddaughter’s care. “I was impressed with Mikaela’s experience even though they were busy in OB,” Lori Stahl said. “They always included Mikaela’s fiancée, Tony, her friend, Katie, and me when asking questions, and did not dismiss any of us when we had questions.”


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Elizabeth, of course, is oblivious to all this. She was just happy to be welcomed to the world and is doing fine.


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