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RACE FOR A CURE Put Cancer In The Dust!


Relay For Life Of Whidbey Island May 31-June 1, 2019 North Whidbey Middle School Oak Harbor, Washington More Local Events inside



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RELAY FOR LIFE Put Cancer In The Dust! OF WHIDBEY ISLAND Come join us and see for yourself what May 31-June 1, 2019 Relay For Life is all about!

CANCER relaywhidbey@gmail.com RelayForLife.org/whidbeyislandwa www.facebook.com/whidbeyrelay

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4-9:30 PM

Luminaria Sales

Luminaria Tent

5:00 PM

Survivor Social

Survivors join us for some cake and snacks

6:00 PM

Opening Ceremony Presentation of Colors National Anthem Invocation

Committee/Teams/Guests OHHS NJROTC OHI School “Pitch Perfect” Deacon Les MacCormick

6:30 PM

Survivor Lap

Survivors and Caregivers walk the first lap

6:40 PM

Team Spirit Lap

All teams walk the track together

6:45 PM

Relay Scavenger Hunt Major Minors

Meet at the stage with a cell phone OHHS Acapella Group

7:00 PM

Take a picture of Todd Lap

Dylan’s World Theme Lap

7:30 PM

Sponsor Lap

Sponsorship Recognition Lap

7-9:40 PM/7-10:45 AM Silent Auction

Silent Auction is OPEN!!!

7-7:30 PM

Road 2 Recovery Contest/Car Race

Drivers prepare to drive your chemo patient to chemo treatment and back home

8:00 PM

North Whidbey Fire & Rescue

Hands only CPR at Campsite #4

8:30 PM

MIXXED FIT @ Basketball Area

Join us for some aerobic mixed exercise

9:00 PM

Team Captain Meeting

Team Captains meet at Registration tent

10:00 PM

Luminaria Ceremony

Bring your glow sticks for the Luminaria Ceremony

11:00 PM

Frozen T-shirt contest

Who can get their frozen t-shirt on first?

11:30 PM

“Mr. Relay” Drag Lap

Arcy Dinnell Farmers Insurance

12-2:00 AM

Game Night @ Survivor Tent

Bingo, Trivia and more!

12:00 AM

Dance Along


1:00 AM

Wiffle Ball Glow Lap

Heroes Helping Heroes

2:00 AM

Selfie Lap

VQ-1 The World Watchers

3:00 AM

Clapper Lap

Bring your noise makers

5:00 AM

Poker Lap

Meet at stage for directions

6:45 AM

Team Spirit Lap

Get everyone on the track for a stretch

7:00 AM

Name That Tune

Come to the stage to play!

8:00 AM

Team Captain Meeting

Team Captains meet at Registration tent

9:00 AM

Zumba with Tanisha

Kick start your morning with some exercise!

10:00 AM


Dini Maharani leads us in meditation (you can find Dini at Thrive & Crescent Moon)

10:45 AM

Silent Auction Closes

Come and see if you won!

11:00 AM

Purple Glove Lap

Help clean up the track

12:00 PM

Closing Ceremony

Everyone come and celebrate our success!


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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Last week’s tribute to Rachel Kizer’s 4th grade hyperbole aware students afforded me an honor not yet on my bucket list – reading a column about 4th graders to 4th graders.

More importantly, I could see what I wrote.

After recording “the single Thirteen Women for Decca Records in 1954, with 30 minutes remaining to record the flip side, a dance number absurdly labeled a fox trot, the first two takes proved unusable, and studio time ran out. Undaunted, producer Milt Gabler combined those attempts to create the master for Rock Around the Clock.”

The 4th grader’s inquiry – ”I thought you liked 4th grade the best?” “Well, I do, but that hyperbole I used, ‘I’d rather tap dance on a porcupine barefooted than go back to 4th grade’ was the punch line.” Punch line? C’mon, Freeman, what were you thinking? No wonder you got a stare. When I was in 4th grade, a punch line was where we boys went to meet the girls who wouldn’t dance with us. Some things don’t change. My next column for Mrs. Kizer’s class will be about parenthetical expressions. Those don’t require punch lines. Congrats, Bulldogs Last week, I was able to catch a few innings from Reno of the final game of the NCAA Men’s Mountain West Conference championship between the baseball teams of UNLV and Fresno State. Hearing the announcer say “Presno of Fresno” just about made my day. By defeating UNLV, Zach Presno, the sophomore catcher of the team, and his teammates will advance to the NCAA tourney hoping to make it all the way to Omaha for the College World Series. Go Presno of Fresno! Borrowed joke Just in case, try to read this borrowed internet joke as quickly as you can. I rented the joke. Hopefully, I can get it back in time so Whidbey Weekly won’t be charged for a second day. Two Irishmen were working in the public works department. One would dig a hole and the other would follow behind him and fill the hole in. After a while, one amazed onlooker said: “Why do you dig a hole, only to have your partner follow behind and fill it up again?” The hole digger wiped his brow and sighed, “Well, I suppose it probably looks odd because we’re normally a three-person team. But today the lad who plants the trees called in sick.”

Interestingly, it took the use of the song playing behind the credits of the 1955 film Blackboard Jungle to ignite the song’s popularity with teens. According to Mr. Hill, Rock Around the Clock, penned by Max C. Freedman and James E. Myers, has been recorded more than 500 times. That could be about 499 more times than Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl), originally sung by Looking Glass, the group whose voices won’t get out of my head.

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The senior Comet, a 79-year-old keyboardist, quipped, “Two minutes? Two minutes?......Son, I’m gonna need 10 minutes just to get up the steps.”

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Actually, Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) was covered by several unlikely artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Washboard Jungle, and Kenny Chesney.

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My fave version is by the Ray Conniff Singers from their 1972 album, Alone Again (Naturally). For me personally, and who else would it be for, nothing says “excitement” like the Ray Conniff Singers and Ray Conniff Orchestra rocking out on their cover version of Tico-Tico. Check it out, but watch your heart. The song lasts two minutes, 38 seconds. www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue =6&v=g96ctLRoBi0 Correctamundo How embarrassing. Last week I had a really obvious typo in my column that I missed. My reference to the Acorn Cage in Dirty Harry should have read the Acorn Cafe. In looking down at my keyboard, which is the only way I can see it, I notice the F and the G are neighbors on the second row. I must have accidentally hit the G instead of the F. My apologies to any of you who may have caught the error. Had I been playing my clarinet, things could have been worse. Nothing like a squeaky G to clear the room. The great piano escape Little Ben came into the house with a new harmonica. “Grandpa, do you mind if I play this in here?”

One-liners Our perfection lies not in what we do, but in who we are. Derek Parrot, singer/songwriter (1947 – 2011)

“Well, it was during the famous Johnstown flood. The dam broke, and when the water hit our house, it knocked it right off the foundation. Grandma got on the dining room table and floated out safely.”

Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny. Stephen Hawking (1942-2018)

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When we had the pleasure of showcasing Bill Haley’s Comets at the Island County Fair many years ago, I went backstage to tell these iconic rock ‘n roll heroes they would be on in two minutes.

By the way, the picture for this week’s column is real. The photographer is my sister-in-law, Gretta, who is in Ireland this week trying to keep my brother from using the word Guinness before five in the afternoon.

Good roads are more than my hobby; they are my religion. Sam Hill, lawyer/railroad executive/philanthropist (1857-1931)

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I do not ask for any crown But that which all may win; Nor try to conquer any world Except the one within.

Did you know? Music writer Randal C. Hill, a former DJ and English teacher in Bandon, Ore., shared in the February/March 2017 issue of Reminisce the back story about Bill Haley and the Comets’ classic, Rock Around the Clock.

Yet, the hyperbole I had used to close my 4th grade column had indicated I would never want to return. This caused immediate hand waving by a very quick thinking young lady in the first row of kids seated on the floor in front of my scuffed Bostonians purchased at a thrift store in Hattiesburg, Mississippi decades ago so I could gain entry to the local country club.


A little kingdom I possess, Where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find Of governing it well.

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Eight-liners MY KINGDOM

Mrs. Kizer was swift enough (she also knows all the elements on the periodic chart without checking her cell phone) to project the column on the screen so the kids could read along. After Mrs. Kizer had introduced me in laudatory fashion, I shared quite honestly that 4th grade was my all-time favorite year.

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“Of course not, Ben. I love music. In fact, when your Grandma and I were young, music saved my life.”


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Letters to the Editor Editor, WhidbeyHealth has released an online survey to better understand the community’s healthcare needs, preferences, and perceptions. We will use this data to support our strategic and master planning efforts. The survey can be accessed via our Facebook page or through this link: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Whidbey IslandExt. The survey will expire June 9. This survey is a continuation of the community outreach efforts that started with the hospital commissioners’ open forum in April, at which residents were welcome to talk one-on-one with the commissioners. WhidbeyHealth has also completed a phone survey with a segment of the population, but we want to hear from more residents. We hope an online survey will be convenient. You may also take the survey by phone by calling 206-441-0971. Please know that we value your time and appreciate our community’s input in assuring access to strong, essential healthcare services on our island. Ron Wallin, President On behalf of the WhidbeyHealth Board of Commissioners

Open Enrollment Going on Now for Summer and Fall Quarters at Skagit Valley College Open Enrollment for all students is going on now for Summer and Fall quarters at Skagit Valley College. Summer classes start July 1 and Fall classes start Sept. 24.

Sponsor: Whidbey Camano Land Trust (WCLT) Request: $210,000 in CFF funding, as a local match for the total project cost of $2,098,000. Description: The proposed project protects 54 acres of upland and tidelands with an included 2,820 feet of shoreline for public use and enjoyment. Location: Humphrey Rd, near Glendale Sponsor: Island County Parks Department (Parks) Request: $47,000 in CFF funding, as a local match for the total project cost of $655,000. Description: The proposed project acquires 42 acres, which along with a three-acre donation from an adjoining property owner, extends the Kettle Trails north to Libby Rd. The expanded property offers the opportunity to move existing recreational access and use from alongside the state highway to trails within the forest. Location: Libby Rd at SR 20, Central Whidbey 3. Strawberry Point Preserve Expansion Sponsor: WCLT Request: $92,700 in CFF funding, as a local match for the total project cost of $618,400. Description: The proposed project improves access to the WCLT preserve with a parking area and a mile of trail easement both on an adjacent 100 acre parcel. Location: Strawberry Point Rd, North Whidbey The Conservation Futures Program Citizens’ Advisory Board has reviewed the projects and recommends approval. At the public meeting, the applicants for proposed acquisition projects will make presentations and answer questions from the BOCC. The BOCC will also take public comment about each project. Documents related to these proposed projects may be found at www.islandcountywa.gov/ GSA/Pages/cff.aspx. For more information, contact Don Mason, CFF Program Coordinator at Island County General Services Administration, 360-6797379.

To get started, visit www.skagit.edu/getstarted or call: Mount Vernon Campus, 360-416-7700 Whidbey Island Campus, 360-675-6656 South Whidbey Center, 360-675-6656 San Juan Center, 360-378-3220 Marine Technology Center, 360-766-6282

A whirlwind romance. A storybook wedding. A kiss for the bride that suddenly changes everything. Playwright Craig Lucas explores the enduring power of love and the nature of commitment in this breathtaking and life-affirming comedy directed by WICA Artistic Director, Deana Duncan

[Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts proudly presents its next Theatre Series play, Prelude to a Kiss, opening June 7 and running through June 22; showtimes are 7:30pm Fridays and Saturdays with 2:00pm Sunday matinees.

Since 1995, the Island County Conservation Futures Program has helped fund and maintain acquisitions and conservation easements that have protected over 3,437 acres of open space, habitat, tidelands and farmlands to protect the rural character of Island County and provide recreational opportunities. The Island County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) will hold a public meeting at 10:00am, Tuesday, June 4, in the County Commissioners hearing room located at 1 NE 6th St, Coupeville, Wash. The meeting is planned to take public comments and consider the 2019 proposed acquisition projects from the Conservation Futures Program. The 2019 proposed acquisition projects include:

[Submitted by Jeanne Juneau, WICA]

Prayer for the Earth New Temple Open House & Tibetan Sand Mandala Exhibit

2. Kettles Trails Expansion

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hour prior to event. Purchase tickets by visiting wicaonline.org or by calling the WICA Box Office at 360-221-8268.

[Submitted by Don Mason, Program Coordinator]

WICA Theatre Series: Prelude to a Kiss

Empathy: the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes, to imagine what it would be like to look out at the world through another person’s eyes. Prelude to a Kiss is a play about two people who accidentally put themselves into each other’s bodies through gentle and moving magic. It’s the kind of play that can inspire long conversations about a subject really worth talking about–the Meaning of It All. This magical twist of fate is the setup for some unusually thoughtful dialogue and a final scene of genuine emotional power. True love will never mean quite the same thing again. Leading Deana Duncan’s production are Jessica Baxter, Ty Molbak, James Hinkley, Bob Atkinson, Ethan Berkley, Suzi Dixon, Gail Liston, and Brian Plebanek. Understudy, Zachary Schneider. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors or military, $15 for youth. Piano Bar opens one

A new Buddhist temple on south Whidbey will open its doors to the public June 9 and 10. The sanctuary beautifully combines NW architecture with traditional Tibetan elements, and visitors say they find the interior spaces tremendously inspiring. The Buddhist group, Pema Kilaya, has been working with Whidbey designer-builder, Damon Arndt of Next Generation Design and Build, to bring this long-held wish into reality, made possible through the generosity of two local donors. Along with light refreshments and tours, the open house will feature a demonstration and exhibit of a Tibetan Sand Mandala during the two days, created by the group of monks who are traveling from Asia to help consecrate the temple. Tibetan teacher and author of The Relaxed Mind, Dza Kilung Rinpoche will give a welcome talk, Prayers For The Earth and All Beings, Sunday, June 9, at 2:00pm. And the following day, Monday, June 10, at 2:00pm, Rinpoche will give a second talk, Sand Mandalas: Sacred Art of Tibet. The ritual of creating a Sand Mandala is a form of meditation practiced by monks actively generating compassion with an awareness of the impermanence of reality–for the purpose of healing the natural environment and all living beings. It is an exquisite and rare form of sacred art that has been practiced in Tibet for centuries. To create the mandala, a precise template is first laid down; the monks then tap out of a special instrument minute amounts of colored sand, covering the entire “canvas”; a ritual is done to consecrate the image, powering the intention of bringing good to the world; at the end the mandala is ritually “dissolved,” the sand collected up and poured into a large waterway – to distribute the blessings throughout the world. From creation through dissolution, the sand mandala is a beautiful dance illustrating the impermanence of all things. Yeshe Long Temple is located at 6900 Humphrey Rd, Clinton. Open House Hours: Sunday, June 9, 10:00am to 5:00pm and Monday, June 10, 10:00am to 3:00pm. For information on two other Sand Mandala exhibits – in Seattle and Bellingham – please see details at the tour website. https://sandmandalatour2019.home.blog/The public is welcome for Meditation every Monday night at 5:30pm at the new temple. Information is available about Kilung Rinpoche and the Kilung Foundation at www.kilung.org, and Pema Kilaya at www.pemakilaya.org. [Submitted by Diane Berger]

Nonprofit Leaders had “FUN” with Finance in May May 7, Whidbey Community Foundation partnered with Washington Nonprofits to present a workshop on Finance Unlocked for Nonprofits (FUN). The FUN workshop was presented by Nancy Bacon from Washington Nonprofits, and available for free for Whidbey nonprofits. Close to 50 board members, nonprofit staff, and volunteers participated in the workshop in Coupeville.

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Vacation and Retirement: Different Goals Require Different Investment Strategies

To achieve any of your financial objectives, you need to save and invest – that much is clear. But just how you save and invest may differ from goal to goal. Let’s look at two common goals to see the differences in your savings and investment strategies. The first goal we’ll consider is a dream vacation – one lasting a couple of weeks or more, possibly to an exotic locale. So, for the investments you’ve designated to fund this vacation, you need two key attributes: liquidity and low risk. The liquidity requirement is pretty self-explanatory – you want to be able to get to your vacation funds exactly when you need them, and you don’t want to be slapped with some type of early withdrawal or tax penalty. The low-risk part of your vacation strategy means you want investments that won’t drop in value just when you need to sell them to use the proceeds for your trip. However, you need to be aware that those types of stable-value investment vehicles likely will not offer much growth potential. As you may know, the investments with the greatest possible rewards are also those that carry the highest degrees of risk. Yet, by starting to invest early enough in more conservative investments, and putting away money regularly, you may be able to compensate for the lack of growth opportunities. Now, let’s turn to your other goal – retirement. When you are saving for retirement, your primary objective is pretty simple: to accumulate as much money as you can. Consequently, you will need a reasonable percentage of your portfolio devoted to growth-oriented investments. But what’s a reasonable percentage? There’s no one-size-fits-all solution – the amount of growth investments in your portfolio should be based on several factors, including your age, risk tolerance and projected retirement lifestyle. Furthermore, this percentage may need to change over time. When you’re just starting out in your career, you may be able to afford to take on the greater risk that comes with having a higher percentage of your portfolio in growth investments. But as you get closer to retirement, you might want to begin shifting some dollars toward more conservative vehicles – you don’t want to be over-exposed to the volatility of the financial markets just when you need to start selling investments to help fund your retirement. Nonetheless, you won’t want to give up all growth investments, even during your retirement years. You could spend two or three decades as a retiree, and over that time, inflation could take a big toll on your purchasing power. To counter this effect, you will need to own some investments that have the potential at least to equal, and ideally outpace, the cost of living. The examples of taking that extensive vacation and enjoying a long retirement illustrate the importance of recognizing that you will have many goals in life – and you’ll need to prioritize and plan for them, sometimes following significantly different investment strategies. When you do, you’ll give yourself a better chance of reaching your destinations. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

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

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www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OWNED Registration is still open for the next training workshop provided for Whidbey Nonprofits – June 12: Nonprofit Bylaws - What is the real purpose of bylaws, and what provisions should be in them? 12:00 to 1:30pm at Wi-Fire Coffee Bar’s Community Classroom in Freeland. Join Whidbey Community Foundation for this livestreamed event on Whidbey Island; half webinar and half workshop. This training for nonprofit leaders will cover the purpose of nonprofit bylaws, and explain all necessary or recommended nonprofit bylaw provisions. This training is excellent for those who are going to start a nonprofit, or would like to review and update their nonprofit provisions. It is highly recommended for nonprofit board members. Information about how to register for free nonprofit workshops is available on the Whidbey Community Foundation’s website: www. whidbeyfoundation.org [Submitted by Robin Hertlein, Secretary/Treasurer of Whidbey Community Foundation]

Anniversary of Fun at Bayview Corner Street Dances Friends, families, and visitors of all ages are invited to come down to the Bayview Cash Store for Goosefoot’s 11th annual Bayview Corner Street Dance series. This summer’s street dances will double as a happy birthday to Goosefoot! Goosefoot has been serving the South Whidbey Community for 20 years. Join it in celebrating our amazing community in true Island style–with music, laughter, and dancing. Street Dances are every other Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Road. Rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase. June 12 – SWHS Jazz Band is an award-winning jazz band focused on swing and the traditional sounds of Basie and Ellington. Many other bands pull talent from SWHS Jazz Band including Whidbey Community Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra and local churches. SWHS

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Jazz Band will help kick off the Goosefoot 20th anniversary celebrations.

about its role in the community, like them on Facebook, or visit www.goosefoot.org.

Search and Rescue Crew Trains with Olympic Mountain Rescue

June 26 – Western Heroes are a group of local musicians who have been providing original dance music to the Whidbey Island community for 12 years. From polka to punk their diverse collection of songs are all played with one goal in mind: to get people up and moving. Michael and David Licastro provide vocals and guitar, Lorraine Newland on bass, David Maloney on drums, and Larry Neubauer on keyboard.

For more information about the Street Dances, contact Sami Postma at sami@goosefoot.org or 360-321-4246.

A crew from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island Search and Rescue (SAR) flew to Bremerton National Airport to meet and train with approximately 30 members of Olympic Mountain Rescue (OMR) Saturday, May 18.

July 10 – Janie Cribbs & T.Rust provides powerhouse vocals laced with gritty guitar featuring original soulful songs, compelling stories and blues-drenched licks by members Janie Cribbs, Joe Reggiatore, Kevin Holden, and Dave Willis. July 24 – Ruzivo and Ka 1 join together for a compelling and danceable world music sound with contemporary and traditionally influenced Afro-pop dance music. Paul Mataruse, Dana Moffett, Jocelyn Moon, Zack Moon, Rose Orskog and Hannah Weatherford will be joined by several visiting Zimbabwean guest musicians. August 7 – By popular demand from a growing south Whidbey fan base, Goosefoot is pleased to welcome The Nick Mardon Trio to the summer lineup. This talented trio from off-Island blends the sound of electric blues with pop, jazz, funk, and rock and more styles. Nick Mardon fronts the band with melodic vocals and a distinguished guitar sound. The rhythm section features Greg Olson on the electric bass and Andy Emery on drums and percussion. August 21 – PETE is the quintessential Whidbey Island garage band, performing rock and blues dance music and American groove music. The band is comprised of Goosefoot’s own Fredde Butterworth on drums, Tom Hoeflich and Dave Draper on guitar, and Marc Strader on bass. Goosefoot is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural character of Whidbey Island through projects that support the local economy and promote learning and community. For more information

[Submitted by Sami Postma, Goosefoot]

Birds on the Wire - PSE Avian Protection Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has an avian protection program managed by Melvin Walters. Thursday, June 13, Waters addresses the continual improvement and maintenance of the bird protection at the Whidbey Audubon Society’s meeting at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. A major goal of Whidbey Audubon Society’s 2019 Powerful Partnership with PSE is to educate the public about PSE’s continued commitment to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act through its avian protection program. Walters responds to all avian power line incidents and prioritizes areas of concern and actions needed to prevent electrocutions and collisions and improve system reliability. Waters has had a career in the environmental industry for over 45 years. His areas of expertise include wildlife mitigation, osprey habitat improvement, and avian protection near manmade structures and electrical facilities. He can provide updates on the avian protection measures at the Wild Horse wind farm and other PSE facilities, and the successful relocation of osprey nests away from power poles on Whidbey Island. PSE’s newest avian protection program brochure and other information will be on display at the meeting. The public is welcome to this free event. Doors open at 7:00pm for socializing, a brief business meeting is at 7:15pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. The Recreation Hall is located at 901 NW Alexander Street in Coupeville. [Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon publicity chair]

The two teams began the day with a discussion about their respective capabilities and discussed past joint missions, prior to engaging in field training and live training exercises with an operating rescue helicopter. “For each of the last three years the NAS Whidbey SAR team has come to our backyard (Bremerton Airport) and provided exactly the type of training we need,” said Dan Prince, Training Coordinator for Olympic Mountain Rescue. Olympic Mountain Rescue, a group of volunteer climbers dedicated to wilderness rescue and mountain safety education, is one of nine Mountain Rescue Association units that operate in Washington State. Prince said that because OMR frequently works with helicopters in the field during rescue missions, they are required to conduct periodic familiarization training with a live helicopter. “In addition to satisfying Washington State training requirements for rescue workers, I believe the mutual training goes a long way towards building confidence to operate together in the field,” said Prince. “We have been involved in many SAR missions as ground support for NAS Whidbey helicopter rescues over the last few years and I’ve seen firsthand the benefit of this type of mutual training.” The NAS Whidbey Island SAR team highlighted the night vision, high altitude, hoist, rappel, and medical and all-weather capabilities of the Navy team. During the field-training evolution, the NAS Whidbey Island SAR team displayed the array of medical and rescue equipment available during a rescue, while members of OMR had BITS & PIECES

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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, their 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

Hike Whidbey State Parks Saturday, June 1, 10:00am Joseph Whidbey State Park, Oak Harbor The first of CWA State Parks hiking series will be on National Trails Day. Meet at main parking lot by the kiosk. Trail: part of Moyer’s Loop. Round Trip distance: .5 miles. Difficulty: Easy - Flat, but not paved. All ages are welcome. Please wear weather appropriate clothing and hiking shoes and bring water. Reservations required- reserve with Jackie. french@parks.wa.gov June 1 is a fee free day in Washington State Parks.

Car Wash Fundraiser Saturday, June 1, 11:00am-3:00pm Banner Bank, 570 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor Car wash by donation. Proceeds benefit the Northwest United West B08 team to help with league registration, referees and tournament fees.

Prelude To A Kiss Fridays, June 7, 14, 21, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, 7:30pm Sundays, June 9, 16, 2:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley A whirlwind romance. A storybook wedding. A kiss for the bride that suddenly changes everything. Playwright, Craig Lucas explores the enduring power of love and the nature of commitment in this breathtaking and lifeaffirming comedy directed by WICA Artistic Director, Deana Duncan. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors or military, $15 for youth. Piano Bar opens one hour prior to event. Purchase tickets by visiting wicaonline. org or by calling the WICA Box Office at 360221-8268.

Community Garage Sale Saturday, June 8, 8:00am-1:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Be sure to stop by and check out all the great items. There will be over 20 different sellers and lots of great finds. Have stuff to sell? Rent a 6’ table for $20.

Habitat for Humanity of Island County Community Appreciation Day Wednesday, June 12, 10:00am-5:00pm Oak Harbor Store, 290 SE Pioneer Way Come celebrate the launch of Habitat for Humanity’s new campaign, COST OF HOME, with raffles, silent auction and free hot dogs. Save 15 percent off the entire store as Habitat’s way of thanking the community for its continued support. Guest speaker at 4:00pm - Christine Cribb, Oak Harbor Chamber Executive Director. All prizes announced between 4:15 and 5:00pm (must be present to win). Fore more information, contact Irene Kintz, volunteer coordinator, at 360-679-9444 x 1103.

Street Dance: SWHS Jazz Band Wednesday, June 12, 6:00-8:00pm Bayview Cash Store, 5603 Bayview Rd, Langley SWHS Jazz Band is an award-winning jazz band focused on swing and the traditional sounds of Basie and Ellington. Many other bands pull talent from SWHS Jazz Band including Whidbey Community Orchestra, Saratoga Orchestra and local churches. SWHS Jazz Band will help kick off the Goosefoot 20th anniversary celebrations. Rain or shine! Dances move inside Bayview Hall if necessary. Free admission and family friendly. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Career Fair Saturday, June 18, 10:00am-2;00pm CPO Club, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor Free and open to the public. Meet local and national employers. Staff will be available for resume assistance. Contact 360-2571824 for more information. Career Fair Employers: Boeing, Oak Harbor Public Schools WhidbeyHealth, Island Hospital, Whidbey SEATAC Shuttle, Navy Exchange, Green River College, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Skagit Valley College, Aviation Technical Services, AECOM, ALCOA, Military Sealift Command, HAECO Americas, First Command - Financial.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Boating Safety For Kids Saturday, June 1, 10:00am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Let’s get ready for a summer of fun and safe boating! For kids ages 5-16 and their caregivers. Presented by Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron. Used Book Sale Saturday, June 1, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices! Grassroots and Big Trees: How a Community Saved a Forest Saturday, June 1, 3:00-4:00pm Clinton Community Hall Learn the fascinating story of how the Whidbey community took on the State and the forest industry to save the 255-acres known as the Classic U from clear-cutting beginning in 1977. Less than five percent of the forests in our Puget lowlands contain old-growth remnants. And rarer still are floating forests like that at South Whidbey State Park. This story is told by Sue Ellen White, longtime resident and journalist. She is a founding member of Save the Trees, which spearheaded

the 15-year conservation effort that forever changed forest practices in Washington state and pioneered new environmental preservation programs. 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: Cynthia Trenshaw Tuesday, June 4, 6:30pm Thursday, June 6, 1:30pm Freeland Library Cynthia Trenshaw will talk about her new book of poetry, “Mortal Beings.” Everyone is welcome. What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be a creature who will die? Join poet Cynthia Trenshaw as she examines the rich terrain we often prefer to explore with brave companions. Sing Along with Charlie Hope Thursday, June 6, 10:30am Coupeville Library Charlie will sing some well-known songs as well as her melodic originals that will get children and parents moving and singing along. For toddlers and preschoolers and their caregivers. WIHHA Presents: The Healing Power of Your Story and Its Sequel Thursday, June 6, 4:00-6:00pm Freeland Library What matters in life is not what happens to you, but how you respond to the plot twists and how you tell the story. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit wihha. com Diane Wyzga, RN, JD, Story Artist specializes in teaching people how to listen - to their own stories and those of others. She will teach how to put your life stories on pause, create a space to consider new options, and reshape current narratives into beautiful, audacious, courageous sequels. This workshop is interactive. 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 year old Beatrice leaves Oakland, Calif. in 1890 to teach in the frontier town of Snohomish, Wash. Transportation Fair Saturday, June 8, 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Learn about new bus routes, vanpool, Ridelink, guided tours and the new Navy shuttle. Then Ride with a Guide around town.

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 June 2: Communion: Celebrate the Event. Worship in the Church. 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.

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

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

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

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 Expressions of Light - Whidbey and Beyond Artist’s Reception: Saturday, June 1, 5:00-7:00pm Show continues through July 1 Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley Rob Schouten Gallery is extremely happy to introduce Teresa Saia in her inaugural show with the gallery. Teresa’s work encompasses the mediums of oil, pastel and watercolor in a fluid, direct style. Her expressive use of radiant and rich color, and the mood and emotion conveyed in her paintings, evoke a deep sense of the mysterious, romantic, peaceful, and yet familiar settings she portrays. This exhibition focuses on the beauty she finds in the Pacific Northwest and around her home on Whidbey Island. The Opening Reception is in conjunction with Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk. Teresa Saia and many of our gallery artists will be in attendance, and light refreshments will be served.

Meetings & Organizations Island County Master Gardener Foundation Thursday, May 30, 6:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. The continuing education presentation will be Adventures in Horticulture: a hands on, Master Gardener team lesson on how to identify and solve gardening challenges. As always, this free presentation is open to the public and all are welcome. For more information, contact Martha Hollis, Island County Master Gardener Foundation, 360-639-6058.

Whidbey Weavers Guild Thursday, June 6, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville Business Meeting at 10:00am, Show and Tell from 11:00am-12:00pm, Program begins at 1:00pm. Ralph Griswold, a software architect living on Whidbey Island, will discuss his website Handweaving.net. This site is a weavWHAT'S GOING ON

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Let’s get ready to Relay! By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Every year about this time, year after year, Whidbey Islanders gather at North Whidbey Middle School in Oak Harbor for Relay for Life. This year will be no different, as the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society kicks off its opening ceremony Friday at 6 p.m. and will continue throughout the night and through the next morning, until closing ceremonies at noon.

Sharkey, who has been involved with Relay for Life for 24 years, said she has seen changes over the years. The number of teams has dwindled but is holding steady, and donations have remained generous, a testament to the commitment of the Whidbey community to helping to find a cure. “The best thing about being involved with Relay is making a difference for others,” she said. But with the better, comes the bitter.

Eighteen hours. That’s all. Not even a full day. But what a difference those 18 hours can make.

“The hardest thing for me is having people pass away from cancer.”

The fundraising goal for Whidbey’s Relay is $104,000. As of Monday, more than $75,000 has been raised. All funds go to the American Cancer Society, where approximately 75-cents of every dollar directly supports cancer research, education programs and services like Look Good Feel Better and Road to Recovery, which helps cancer patients get to their treatments.

Over the past few months, Whidbey Weekly has highlighted the stories of some Relay for Life participants, who have shared their reasons for taking part in the event.

This 18-hour event is actually the celebration - and culmination - of weeks and months of work by approximately 30 very different teams with varied fundraising strategies but one singular goal – leaving cancer in the dust as they Race for a Cure. “Relay is really very simple,” said Karla Sharkey, a longtime organizer and participant who this year is serving as sponsorship lead, mentor to new leadership and IDEX Health & Science team captain. “You start a team and you raise money that is used for the American Cancer Society’s mission,” she said. “You can raise money by having garage sales, candle parties, letter writing, craft raffles, luncheons, or the most simple way, just make the ask. Then on [the night of Relay] everyone joins together at NWMS, where people on your team alternate walking the track from 6 p.m. Friday to noon on Saturday.”

Sarah Seelow lost her mother, Gail, to cancer in September. Gail was an active member of the leadership team and a 20-year participant in Relay. “I Relay because it is a cause very close to my heart,” said Sarah. “I became involved with Relay because it was something my mom starting doing. She became a part of Relay before she was diagnosed her first time with breast cancer. We did Relay every year from that year on…and I will continue to do so.” “Relay has had a huge impact on me,” Mary Brock shared in her Faces of Relay feature. “I continue to fight for a cure to a horrible disease and know that I can surround myself with people who have the same desire to fight. I am so tired of crying for those I lost and need to focus on how I can help those in our community, so they know they are not alone.” Relay for Life always begins by honoring those currently fighting cancer and those who have fought and won. Organizers say this year’s opening celebration will not disappoint. “We are really excited for the opening ceremony,” Sharkey said. “We have the NJORTC Color Guard, Oak Harbor Intermediate School choir, Pitch Perfect, is singing the National Anthem and once again this year we have the Oak Harbor Cheer Squad. A cancer survivor will share their story and then the cancer survivors and their caregivers get to take the first lap. I love seeing all the purple shirts, knowing some are in remission and others are currently fighting. This always brings me to tears.” At 10 p.m., the traditional luminaria ceremony is held. White bags are decorated in honor of those who are fighting cancer or as a memorial to those who have lost their battle. Again, the symbolism of this simple, touching ceremony captures the essence of Relay.

Photo Courtesy of Relay for Life of Whidbey Island Relay for life always begins with a lap of cancer survivors and caregivers. Opening ceremonies will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and the Survivor Lap will immediately follow.

Photo Courtesy of Relay for Life of Whidbey Island Longtime Relay for organizer and participant, Gail Seelow, was the last to finish the Survivor Lap at last year’s Relay for Life. Gail lost her fight with cancer in September but remains a poignant example of why the fight to find a cure continues.

“We stay awake and walk to show those fighting cancer that we support them,” Sharkey said. It’s not too late to get involved in this year’s event.

Photo Courtesy of Relay for Life of Whidbey Island The annual luminaria ceremony honoring those fighting cancer and the memory of those who have lost the battle will be held at 10 p.m. Friday during Relay for Life of Whidbey Island. Those interested may purchase luminaria bags for $5 each.

“Everyone is welcome to come down to the school to join us at 6 p.m. Friday night for our opening ceremony,” said Sharkey. “Then, walk the track to see what Relay is all about. While there, I encourage people to purchase a luminaria bag for $5 for a loved one so they can be honored during the luminaria ceremony. If they are unable to come down to the school, they can make a donation to our website, Relay for Life of Whidbey Island.” It’s 18 hours. Eighteen hours to show your support for a cause that has touched everyone in one way or another. “It’s not just your family that this disease could affect. It could be your friends, colleagues, friends’ family members, people in your community,” Seelow said. “This disease doesn’t discriminate. This disease has somehow affected someone in your life, or someone in the life of someone you know.” “We have all lost friends and family to cancer and the only way we will continue to make a difference is if people stand up and say ‘What can I do to make a difference?’” said Sharkey. “Don’t sit back and wait for others be the key to making a difference.”



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SUNDAY, APRIL 21 1:44 am, Oak Harbor Rd. Reporting party advising lost something on road and is out looking for it; refused to tell call-taker what item is, stating “It’s best if no one else has it.” TUESDAY, APRIL 30 12:37 pm, SR 20 Caller advising saw two subjects in car that didn’t seem from around the area; advising he never felt that before. Thinks it’s related to the armed robbery. 2:07 pm, Barrington Dr. Caller states transient male subject wearing all black is currently at corner swearing and yelling at all the vehicles going by. 3:32 pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party states male subject is about to steal. 5:12 pm, SW Barlow St. Caller advising older male subject is sitting in the theater with his pants down. 5:12 pm, SE 4th Ave. Female caller refusing to give information; asking that a widespread message be sent out that it is okay for everyone to leave their homes and that it is safe. 7:02 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party wants to speak to someone regarding suspect from earlier robbery. Caller refusing to speak to dispatch, states “Honey, just let me talk to a detective.” WEDNESDAY, MAY 1 7:07 pm, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting party states she does not have long distance phone service and wants someone to call her mother. THURSDAY, MAY 2 10:04 am, NW Fairhaven Dr. Caller advising boyfriend has been at a party in the area for the last few days and is not answering his phone. 11:33 am, SW Bayshore Dr. Reporting party advising male subject appears to be sleeping on a rock adjacent to location. 6:36 pm, SW NavigatorLoop Reporting party advising he saw a snake in his back yard 10 minutes ago.


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ISLAND ANGLERS PICTURE DAY! Over the past several months, I have had the pleasure of receiving some wonderful still shots of anglers and their catches. That old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words” still holds true today, I believe even more now, with the heavy restrictions and short seasons today’s anglers face. With their permission, I wanted to share these successful angler photos, with their catch of the day. A quick reminder, the Anacortes Kids’ Derby is Saturday; it is a great time for the young anglers. Summer salmon season is just around the corner, this is a Humpy (pink) salmon year, so our odds for a catch will increase. So tune up. Congratulations to these successful anglers. Be safe, and good luck out there! My e-mail is tlfishmonger@gmail.com. Feel free to drop me a fishing report or story.

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Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Seattle Seahawk D.J. Fluker spends time sharing football tips and techniques during a free football camp last Saturday in Oak Harbor.

Football fun with DJ Fluker By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Skies were cloudy but there was nothing but sunny smiles on the faces of the 250 young athletes who turned out Saturday for the D.J. Fluker Football Camp, a free event organized by the Oak Harbor Football and Cheer League in conjunction with Day 1 Sports and Entertainment. Fluker, the Seattle Seahawks’ starting right guard, spent the day at Fort Nugent Park in Oak Harbor, sharing tips and techniques with participants who came from all over the state - Sequim, Seattle, Bellingham, even as far as Vancouver, Wash., and beyond – for an opportunity to learn from one of the best. Athletes moved from station to station, practicing different skills at each. Fluker, along with Seahawks’ offensive rookie Phil Haynes and Seattle Mist defensive end Kera Bryant, gave personal tips and words of encouragement to each young athlete. All of the celebrity guests spent time helping with blocking, passing, catching and much more, with the help of OHFCL coaches and several volunteers from Oak Harbor High School. While working on players’ skills was important, it wasn’t the main focus of the day. “This is a rare opportunity to have fun, build friendships and get to know each other, besides building skills,” said Fluker. “A lot of these kids will still be playing 10 years from now, and this is how they start building that foundation of friendship and teamwork.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Kera Bryant, defensive end for the Seattle Mist women’s football team, was one of three professional football players to share her knowledge of the game during the first ever D.J. Fluker Football Camp in Oak Harbor last weekend.

“I love this,” said Bryant. “It’s a great opportunity to help inspire the next generation of athletes, but what I love even more is that they inspire and motivate me.”

Members and volunteers of the Oak Harbor Main Street Association have redefined traditional spring cleaning. Several people, including Mayor Bob Severns, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christine Cribb, Oak Harbor Music Festival board president Cynthia Mason and volunteers from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, among many other, showed up in downtown Oak Harbor May 18 to add some sparkle to the historic shopping district in time for the busy summer season. Rakes, paint brushes, weed whackers and trowels in hand, volunteers took on tasks such as replanting flower pots, mulching flower beds, cutting down weeds and overgrowth, painting along Serendipity Lane and generally giving the downtown a good polish and shine. This is the second annual downtown cleanup and volunteers hope to spread the word and encourage more people to lend a hand in keeping the community presentable to residents and visitors alike. Find more information OHMSA online at oakharbormainstreet.com.

Organizers said other than weather, the day was pretty picture perfect. “The event turned out great,” said OHFCL Vice President Melissa Gill, who first pitched the idea to Fluker’s agent, Deryk Gillmore, during her college internship at Day 1 Sports and Entertainment. “I wish it wouldn’t have poured on us, so we could have done the obstacle course, because that would have been fun,” she said. “The community and sponsor support [for this event] was amazing. From reading comments on social media and after speaking to coaches and parents, it seemed everyone was very happy with the camp and were very thankful for the opportunity to have D.J. out here.” “This is very fun,” said 13-year-old Jordyn Wood (a Patriots fan) who was working on blocking with Fluker. “Now I can actually do what I’ve been trying to do. I don’t really like the Seahawks, but this is pretty fun.” The day could easily be classified a success – even before the lunch break, Fluker was hinting he wouldn’t mind coming back again next year. “His agent has said they would like to do this again next year,” said Gill. “My hope is that even though I’ll be leaving, that OHFCL can build this relationship with D.J. and Day 1 Sports so this can become an annual camp for Oak Harbor.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Seattle Seahawks rookie Phil Haynes helps young athletes build their blocking skills at the D.J. Fluker Football Camp last weekend in Oak Harbor.

“It’s all about giving back,” Fluker said. Anyone interested in more information about OHFCL can find more online at www.ohfcl.org.

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Jim Freeman recently visted Rachel Kizer’s 4th grade class to share copies of the Whidbey Weekly containing his column inspired by the students’ hyperboles. It was Red Nose Day so they shared their best Red Nose jokes with him. Red Nose Day is a campaign with the mission to end child poverty by funding programs that keep children safe, healthy, and educated. Through the power of entertainment, it strives to bring people together to laugh and have fun, all while raising life-changing cash for the children that need it the most. Since its debut in 2015, it has raised nearly $150 million and impacted over 16 million children in America, and around the world.

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Avengers: Endgame: The box office juggernaut that is the Avengers’ swan song just blew past “Titanic” to become the second-highest-grossing film of all time and has “Avatar” firmly in its sights. Somewhere James Cameron is crying into his piles of money. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 3 hrs. 1 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.) Godzilla: King of the Monsters: If you want to watch a big CGI spectacle in which a bunch of monsters fight each other and Sally Hawkins wonders how she ended up in this film, this is the movie for you. ★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 12 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.)

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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)



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Ma: This is yet another movie that got lost on its way to the Lifetime Movie Network and somehow ended up on the big screen, but since it involves Octavia Spencer going full psycho on a bunch of unsuspecting teenagers, I’m all about it. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 50 min.)

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A PRETTY PLEASANT POP THIS SUMMER! The weather is rather temperate; it’s been rather lovely lately. Whenever the weather warms, it always seems fitting to enjoy things we associate with sunshine and outdoors. Anything refreshing and cooling seems synonymous with a summer climate and for this very reason, I wanted to bring up the topic of popsicles. It’s true, frozen desserts have been a thing for a while; after all, the ancient Romans used to have ice brought to them from the mountains to be crushed and served with syrups made of spices and fruit. Sorbets and fruit ice worked their way through the ages, finding themselves in the stomach of Marco Polo and more recently, Thomas Jefferson. As delicious as they are, these can be cumbersome and not as practical as we might hope, when taking a stroll or meandering through a town or perhaps the fairgrounds. You see, these icy treats didn’t have anything by which to hold them. They require a receptacle from which we can then scoop them. Which is fine, really, but why not simplify it? If you put a stick in it, you call it a popsicle. Apparently, a popsicle was initially called an ‘Eppsicle’ after it’s namesake, Frank Epperson. As a young boy, Frank is said to have left a jar of powdered soda and water, along with a stick for stirring, out overnight; in the morning, he found it frozen. He ran the jar under hot water and when it popped out, he had a treat on a stick. He already knew it was going to be a big hit and as an adult, he filed for a patent for his invention. This was in 1923 and ever since then, the popsicle (which was renamed ‘popsicle’ at the insistence of Frank’s children) has become a summertime household staple goody. Since it’s very first imaginings, the popsicle has inspired people the world over to make their own versions. This is most certainly one food item that has the ability to see endless copycat varieties of itself turned out every time it’s made. The possibilities for what a homemade popsicle could be are limitless; the combinations as fun and boundless as the edges of your imagination.

With the warm weather seeming to stick around, our produce section at the grocery store reflects the season in the fruits we find available to us. Berries and cherries are in right now, though they aren’t the only fruit we can use. Fresh fruit is best, of course, but by no means the only way to make and enjoy your own ice pops. Frozen fruit works just as well as fresh and so do canned fruits. I have mentioned a few times before that I make my own ice pops when summer rolls in. Kids love them - especially mine - even if they are a little biased, and they’re packed with berries (think, antioxidants) and have a little Greek yogurt added to give them some creamy delectability (also brings to mind the probiotics and protein that’s packed into Greek yogurt). My signature pops contain a good handful of blueberries, a half handful of raspberries and/or blackberries, a few strawberries, a half to whole banana, ½ cup of fresh orange juice (apple juice will do if you haven’t any orange), 2/3 cup of Greek yogurt and a couple of tablespoons of honey. Just whizz away in your blender, pour into molds and freeze for at least four hours. This flavor combo is a favorite with my own kids, but I’ve found when they get involved in the process of making them, they’re eager to try their own handiwork and even - gasp! - like and eat it! If it involves the ingestion of fresh fruits and yogurt, I’ll take it! But you know, the very act of making an ice pop is like creating edible art; like anything in the food world, really. You can experiment with flavor combinations and ingredients – do you want it creamy or not, fruity or chocolatey, fizzy or unfizzy? How about a pudding pop? These are by far the easiest pop you could make. With a package of instant pudding, 2 cups of cold milk and a cup of thawed whipped topping, you have the foundations of a creamy, oh-so-tasty treat. Whether it’s a good old-fashioned vanilla, a chocaholic’s delight, a pistachio-kinda-person pop, lemon lover’s go-to frozen snack or a butterscotch dream dessert, a pudding pop can provide a simple pleasure, enjoyed by anyone and everyone.

You can use anything really and turn it into a popsicle. As long as you put a stick in it, you have yourself a version of the original. For vegetarians or vegans, using a nut-based milk product for your creamier ice pops means you hold true to your lifestyle and reap the added rewards of enjoying a scrumptious, plant based, yummy. For those who enjoy coffee (like me), you could turn your morning joe into a fun and exciting way to get your kick of caffeine. And you know what? It doesn’t stop there. Have your own little herb garden? Use your homegrown herbs to inspire a brand-new ice pop flavor, one to make your very own, a signature treat this summer. Blackberry and peppermint pops? Sounds fantastic! Basil and honeydew melon? Yes! The ways in which you can make a herb or spiced ice pop go on and on. Of all the kinds and varieties, all the many ways in which we can meld ingredients and flavors, I find the most refreshing one yet is the fruity, coconut water one I happened to try recently. Not only is it simple and refreshing, it has all the goodness of the fruit (vitamins and minerals) and the coconut water (i.e. electrolytes), so it pretty much offers flavor, fun and a dose of healthy deliciousness, too. My dear Readers, May 27 was National Grape Popsicle Day, which is wonderful, but why relegate the celebration of the popsicle to a single flavor? I hope you all get creative and try your hand at making ice pops in the coming weeks and definitely well into the summer months! I’m including the recipe for coconut water ice pops I recently tried and if you happen to make them, let me know how you like them! Please send any and all comments, questions and definitely recipes you’d like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we’ll do just that and Dish! Coconut Water Ice Pops 1 cup fresh or frozen fruit of your choice (I like mango and pineapple) ¾ cup coconut water 1 to 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 to 3 tablespoons honey A few sprigs of fresh mint (optional) Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into your molds, leaving a little room at the top as they will expand as they freeze. If you add your own wooden sticks, first place the mixture molds in the freezer for 20 minutes, then remove, place the sticks and freeze until solid. If using plastic molds with their own sticks and covers, place them in the mixture and freeze just like that. When they’re ready, serve in the summer sun and enjoy! www.history.com/news/frozen-history-the-story-of-the-popsicle To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.


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ing archive containing thousands of historic and modern weaving drafts as well as digitized versions of old textiles documents. His website contains 67,815 hand weaving drafts, many of which are public domain. Bring your own lunch and a cup for tea.

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 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.

W.I.G.S. (Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers) Tuesday, June 11, 1:00pm Fire Station #25, 2720 Heller Road, Oak Harbor Debbie Wallin will speak about “History of Immigration to America.” All are welcome to attend. For more information about W.I.G.S. go to www.whidbeygensearchers.org For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Yachts of Fun Saturday, June 8, 11:00am-2:00pm Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville A family-friendly event to promote boating and water safety for the Salish Sea. There will be a pirate ship, learn knot tying, and play numerous games - Orca, Where’s Grandpa, Rope Throw, Tides & Currents, Migration, Water Safety. For more information, call 360-678-1186.

Car Seat Installation Class Saturday, June 8, 1:00pm Concordia Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor 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

Saturday, June 15, 10:00am-12:00pm WhidbeyHealth Medical Center, Coupeville Cost: Free Turning 65? New to Medicare? This free workshop will help answer your questions about Medicare and the plans available to Whidbey Island residents, including Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Supplements, Advantage and Prescription Drug plans, enrollment deadlines, and low-income assistance. Take Birch Street (off Main) and park behind the café and use the café doors to enter the building. For more information, call Kati Corsaut at 360-7202452 or email corsaue6323@comcast.net A local food & drink establishment since 1932

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Pathfinder Information Workshop Saturday, June 18 Session 1: 10:00-11:30am Session 2: 11:30am-1:00pm Bakerview Restaurant, 1080 Ault Field Rd, Oak Harbor An event at the NAS Whidbey Island Career Fair for transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses looking for their next opportunity. This is a great opportunity if you are exploring the aerospace industry. Application Event, Resume Review; Interview Preparation; Aerospace Certification; A&P Information; Hiring Insights; Corporate Culture; Professional Networking. Register at https://bit.ly/2HxhMYt.

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or against you. If you are on the right track, you’ll do well to persist. Be sure on the 1st that you truly are going in the proper direction, and not being purposely contrary.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Your social side is showing this week. Don’t be surprised by invites to this function or that coming from people who want to partake of your wit and charm. The rapid tempo of events is well-suited to covering much ground and accomplishing lots in a short time. You might accidentally steam roll the slower folk in your sphere as a result, so be aware. Unexpected benefits trickle down from higher up on the 1st. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Significant encounters with people slightly wiser and more experienced than you are probable this week. From them may come answers to your questions and concerns about any number of things that have been troubling you. This is an uplifting and rejuvenating period for you. Wise use of it will lighten the load you carry manyfold. Be candid, ask questions and don’t be too proud to change your course on the 1st. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The enjoyments of social situations and other people play a major role in your week. You may find yourself swept up in the excitement of new and unusual situations. Fueled by the challenging nature of certain among your established relationships and your dissatisfaction with the status quo, you may be entertaining thoughts of a break from the old and familiar. Consider carefully before making irreversible decisions on the 1st. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your influence in the outer world and with the public at large reaches a personal high this week. Your magnetic way of attracting favorable people and circumstances means you should do well in all that you undertake. New opportunities in work or business are possible now. Don’t hesitate to make changes whenever and wherever appropriate. There is nothing to be gained by holding back on the 1st. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You can profit this week by seizing the initiative and pushing forward with those activities you were unsure about earlier. Now is the time to capitalize on your ideas and ambitions by putting them out to the world. If you don’t have a long-range game plan, now is the time to make one, or to effect changes if you do. You can bolster your standing and reputation within the general community by your actions on the 1st. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Your current impatience with other people’s authority could be the deciding factor in your near-term future. Once committed to a course of action, any attempt by others to change your mind only makes you dig in your heels and resist. This can work for you

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your susceptibility to the charms of those who would partner with you in any capacity is great this week. Whether the proposed arrangement is business or romantic, it’s likely to fall on your ears in a way that ensures you are amiable and receptive. At the least, this makes you vulnerable to marketing calls. The other extreme might see the formation of a new romantic relationship. All is possible on the 1st. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You might be pleasantly surprised at how much you can accomplish this week when you put your mind to it. The rewards for effort expended multiple quickly. Flush with success, you may find yourself willing to tackle those more difficult and disagreeable tasks on your to-do list that you’ve been purposely avoiding. If the cooperation of others is essential to your success, the 1st is a good day to secure it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Acting the contrarian to every proposal that comes your way could easily become a habit this week. Should you catch yourself doing that, consider making a conscious effort to dare new things. Clinging to ways old and familiar demands little in terms of thought and effort, but may not serve your best interest. Taking the time to assess where you are and where you’re going pays on the 1st. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Brief periods of equilibrium, useful for getting things done in a leisurely and efficient way, may arise unexpectedly this week, only to vanish again as quickly. Utilize the quiet times as they come. One never knows when the wild card event may interrupt. Your greatest productivity on the 1st may occur at home. Use technology to keep one foot planted there, and the other in the outer world.

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) The sense of peace that comes of knowing yourself is possible this week. From that comes an unconscious aura of confidence, a highly valuable thing that translates well in your public appearances. All of this derives from those stolen moments of private time taken amid the daily bustle. Don’t begrudge yourself the opportunity to steal away on the 1st when the opportunity presents.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The long-standing lack of cooperation you have been dealt by the outer world may result in a general sense of impatience this week. Don’t let the inability to have things your way sour your whole experience. New responsibilities that you are forced to shoulder may sit heavy, but they bode well for a brighter future. You are actually building an upward-spiraling staircase. The 1st looks to add yet another important tread. © 2019, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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

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traveling and University of Washington athletics. He never lost his love of the Philippines, traveling there as often as possible. Dan will be sadly missed by his wife of 30 years, Zenaida, and his stepson Lennox, daughter Jill, son-in-law Steve, brother Jerry, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A great many thanks to WhidbeyHealth Hospice for the care they provided Dan and family. “We could not have done this without you.” The Esterly family would like memorials in Dan’s name made out to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Giving can be done online at www.seattlechildrens.org/giving/; by phone at 260-987-2153 or toll free, 800-635-1432; or by post to Seattle Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation M/S S-200, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 981455005 Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor.


Aug. 14, 1939 – May 24, 2019 Edward Quist of Oak Harbor, Wash., lost his battle with Parkinson’s disease May 24, 2019. He passed away peacefully at home with his family and beloved pets by his side.

LUDENE GERHAUSER LuDene Gerhauser, daughter of Robert and Adeline Simpson, born Feb. 24, 1933, passed away peacefully at the age of 86 May 22, 2019, in her home with her daughter and daughter-in-law by her side.

Ed was born Aug. 14, 1939 in Portland, Ore., to August and Elsa Quist. Ed joined the Navy where he spent 20 years. After his retirement from the military, he spent the next 20 years as a sales manager for Berg Ford in Oak Harbor.

She is proceeded in death by her parents, two brothers and four of her children: Linda Blodgett, Clifford Smith, Danny Blodgett, and David Gerhauser. She is survived by son Bill Blodgett, daughter FloyDene VanVelkinburgh, 15 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. LuDene lived her life to the fullest. She was a culinary arts instructor for Job Corps and will always be remembered for her love of cooking and baking. She had a fun, quirky sense of humor, loved music and singing and dancing throughout her home. The babies in her life always brought a special smile to her face. LuDene will be greatly missed by her friends and family. There will be a visitation and reception Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, 11 a.m. at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 201 NE O’Leary St, Oak Harbor. Interment will follow at Sunnyside Cemetery. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

DENISE “RICKI” (DEFELICE) CONKLIN Denise “Ricki” (DeFelice) Conklin, 65, of Oak Harbor, Wash., joined her Heavenly Father the morning of May 14, 2019; she passed in her home with family by her side after battling cancer. Born Aug. 2, 1953, to Arthur DeFelice and Grace Racioppo in Verona, Pa. She was a devout Catholic and always put God and her family above all. Denise graduated Riverview High School in 1972, where she participated in Color Guard. Her pride in life was her four boys but her real love was her grandchildren, with shopping being a close second. Being a military spouse for 20 years of service, she had the opportunity to travel the states as well as being stationed overseas. She was a compassionate and fair person that loved people and her pets to no end. When you said, “I love you,” she’d reply, “love you more” and you always knew she meant it. Denise retired from the Department of Navy Civilian Service after 33 years and began her newfound passion, volunteering as a certified WSU Master Gardener. Survived by sons William G. Conklin, Sean A. Conklin, Ricky A. Conklin, Dustin M. Conklin, and beloved daughter-in-law LeeLee Martin-Conklin; grandchildren Kaylie Lacoste, Reanna Lacoste, Jennifer Martin, Nicole Conklin, and Jacob Martin; sister Darlene DeFelice, and chosen sister, best friend, and shopping partner, Jo-Anne (Paul) Dusevitch; cherished niece Tina (Kenny) Buckler, nephew Damian Walker, Goddaughter, and great-niece Amber Abell; great-nieces Camille Buckler, Mallory Buckler, and great nephew Zack Walker; as well as several beloved cousins. Denise was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Deborah DeFelice. A funeral mass will be held Saturday, June 8, 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Oak Harbor. The family suggests memorials, if you are so inclined, be made in her memory to WSU Island County Master Gardener Excellence Fund online at: https://foundation.wsu.edu/give/. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor.

ELI HIRAM OKARURU Eli Hiram Okaruru, of Coupeville, died at his home Saturday, May 11, 2019. He was born in Saipan, Northern Marianas Islands, Jan. 27, 1980, to Edward and Mariana Okaruru Olaitiman. Eli married his high school sweetheart, Marylou Moteisou, in September 2005. Eli served as a paramedic in Saipan. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving his country with honor until 2017, including a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was part of an advocacy group, SourceAmerica, under Skookum Contract Services. Eli loved to sing and played guitar, ukulele and keyboard with great proficiency. He was known to write and sing songs to his beloved Marylou. He was also a handyman and enjoyed fixing broken things and making them useful again. Bird houses, chicken coops and trailers were among his handiworks. Eli is survived by his wife Marylou; his two children, Ella and Elijah; and his “other son” Max, a purebred Newfoundland. Visitation was held at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will take place at Tahoma National Cemetery Tuesday, June 4, with Military Honors by Fort Lewis Honor Guard. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

He was an avid fisherman and loved spending time riding his motorcycle. He was preceded in death by his sister, Darlene Halverson, and brother, Wally Stage. He is survived by his wife, Sheryl, daughter, Kristen Hannan, son, Eric Hannan (Jennifer), and grandchildren, Lola Hannan and Jake Hannan. The family would like to thank Dr. Sanders and the staff of WhidbeyHealth Hospice for all of the wonderful care they provided. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to WhidbeyHealth Hospice. Private services will be held at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Please visit Ed’s page in the Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to leave condolences and share memories.

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the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the Sikorsky MH-60S helicopter. The final evolution was live training, where the OMR team was able to deliver a rescue litter to and from an operating helicopter. Commander James Udall, Officer-in-Charge, NAS Whidbey Island SAR, said the teams both value this style of training because it offers a controlled environment to ask questions or explain procedures in better detail. “This enables the OMR and NASWI SAR teams to function with much greater efficiency once rescue teams are on scene for an actual rescue and a survivor’s medical condition requires immediate action,” said Udall. Prince praised the NAS Whidbey Island SAR crew, Lt. Alex Castillo, Cmdr. James Udall, HM1 Ryan Mooney, AWS1 Erik Potter and AWS2 Jordan Grysiak who, he said, went out of their way to provide great training and a demonstration of SAR capabilities. Prince said 12 new members received their initial qualifications as a direct result of this training. “I’m a retired naval officer myself,” said Prince, “but I can’t help but admire the skill, professionalism, and esprit de corps demonstrated by the highly talented NAS Whidbey SAR team.” NASWI SAR, which flies the Sikorsky MH-60S, conducts many table top and field training exercises with regional search and rescue partners annually to introduce new team members, accomplish joint training and reinforce partnerships with search and rescue organizations from across the region. [Submitted by Thomas Mills, Public Affairs Deputy, NAS Whidbey Island]

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DANIEL M. ESTERLY It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel M. Esterly announces his passing May 11, 2019 at the age of 94. Dan was born Oct. 8, 1924, to James and Alice Esterly of Seattle. Dan grew up in Seattle and soon after high school graduation was drafted into the U.S. Navy, in 1943. Trained as a radio man, he was stationed in the Pacific, where his love of the Philippines stayed with him his entire life. He returned home and enrolled in the University of Washington, later graduating in 1954 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS). After graduation, Whidbey Island became Dan’s sanctuary. After 36 years of dentistry, Dan focused his retirement on World War II history,

nice job with it,” Hughes also acknowledged the benefits of having a local, client focused advisor, stating “Nice addition, nice options for our residents in Central Whidbey Island and all of the island really.” When asked “what sets you and Kingsview apart?” Lay provided the following insights into how he operates and why residents of the area may want to visit with him regarding their investments and overall financial health: “One of the main differences is that I work for my clients, not a big firm. Kingsview is a small group that is big enough to have some great resources, connections and technology and small enough to allow for a lot of flexibility in how I run my office and help my clients.” Lay also highlighted another significant distinction, noting “I am a fiduciary. A fiduciary is legally required to act in your best interest. Not all financial advisors are fiduciaries. If your advisor is not a fiduciary, they are likely held to a suitability standard which obliges them to make recommendations that are suitable for the account but not necessarily in the best interest of the client. If you’re not sure if your advisor is a fiduciary, ask the question and learn more. It’s important to know the difference.” Lastly, Lay notes, “I listen to my clients. I ask questions and I seek to understand. I try to put myself in their situation before making recommendations or investment decisions for them. I care about my clients. I am invested in their lives. Many of my clients are like family to me. And I am considered their family chief financial officer.” In addition to assisting his clients, Lay volunteers and supports causes to help alleviate poverty, mentor youth, promote financial literacy, and strengthen the community; he currently serves with the Lions Club, youth Scouting, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The new Kingsview office is located at 200 S Main St, Suite A, in Coupeville next to the Big Rock. They can be reached at 360-678-1434.

Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes recently joined an enthusiastic group in welcoming Kingsview Financial Advisor Trenton Lay and associate Shaylyn Grimm to Coupeville. Commenting “Your office is beautiful, you’ve really done a

Investment advisory services offered through Kingsview Asset Management, LLC (“KAM”), an SEC Registered Investment Adviser. Insurance products and services are offered and sold through Kingsview Trust and Insurance Services (“KTI”), by individually licensed and appointed insurance agents.

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Foster Homes Needed! Family Tails Dog Rescue needs foster homes! We can't save dogs from high kill shelters without homes for them to stay at while they wait to find their forever home. 1 week to 3 months, a fun and rewarding way to be involved with rescue and also have a dog without the full time commitment. We pay for everything, you just provide the love and the home. Please call 360-969-2014 for more info or for an application.

REAL ESTATE/RENTALS 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, approximately 1800 sq. ft., plus large loft/room over garage. Needs some cleanup, cosmetic work upgrades, stick built. On approx. 1/2 acre, near Hwy 20 and Sidney. By appointment, 360-632-5440 (0)

AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE 1997 Ford Explorer XLT workhorse. 260K miles and still going, great for small jobs and hauling, $500. 360-9691138 (1)

BOATS/PARTS FOR SALE Honda long shaft boat motor, 2-hp, excellent condition, $500. Greenbank, 360-2220109 (0)

ANTIQUES/VINTAGE Antique oak roll top desk, good condition, $450 or best offer; Antique small oak chest with drawers, good condition. Greenbank, 360-222-0109 (0)

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

burglary, robbery, assault, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, home invasion and other crimes not listed. Victim Support Services has advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line 888-3889221. Free service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org


adverse weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact us at: imagineapermacultureworld.gmail.com Mother Mentors needs volunteers! Oak Harbor families with young children need your help! Volunteer just a couple of hours a week to make a difference in someone’s life! To volunteer or get more info, email wamothermentors@ gmail.com or call 360-3211484. Looking for board members to join the dynamic board of Island Senior Resources and serve the needs of Island County Seniors. Of particular interest are representatives from North Whidbey. For more information please contact: reception@islandseniorservices.org

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is looking for volunteers in the following areas: Construction – out on the job site doing hands-on work in a wide variety of tasks individually and in groups. Hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. No experience necessary & tools will be provided; Store – Driver (pick-up donations), stocking, merchandise intake, store JOB MARKET up-keep, organization, cusBusiness/Office Manager tomer service. Freeland Store: Position Available: Full time Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 Office Manager needed to p.m. Contact John Schmidt, handle bookkeeping, property Store Manager at 360-331management, regular secre6272 or email, southstore@ tarial/receptionist duties and islandcountyhabitat.com. Oak general daily operations. Any Harbor Store: Monday-Saturrelated training or experience day, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, important. Must present an 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Lisa outgoing and friendly presence Tarpley, Store Manager at 360-675-8733 or email Lisa@ to the public. Familiarity islandcountyhabitat.com. Form with Quickbooks, Microsoft Office Products, Outlook and more information, contact G-mail a plus! Looking for an Irene Kintz, Volunteer Coordiindividual able to multi-task nator, 360-679-9444 x1103 or and prioritize with a keen email volunteer@islandcountysense of attention to detail. habitat.com (0) This position does not include Imagine Oak Harbor’s first benefits. Call for interview, Food Forest, Saturdays 11am360-929-7799 (1) 3pm, at 526 Bayshore Drive. Each week, we have volunteer No Cheating! opportunities available to help care for our community garden, share organic gardening tips, and learn Permaculture principles. All ages and skill levels welcome. Schedule can change due to How’d you do? Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.44) 3 6 8 4 5 7 9 2 1 5 2 9 8 1 6 4 7 3

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HOME FURNISHINGS Walnut occasional table, with beveled glass top, $30 or best offer. We can send photos. Call or text 360-320-0525.

LAWN AND GARDEN Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for flower beds, gardens, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard load, $225 delivered. South Whidbey, 360-321-1624

MISCELLANEOUS Craftsman loading ramps, 2000-lb. capacity. Used once. Still in original box, also have manual. Home Depot sells for $223.75. Asking $125. Call John, 360-675-8397 (1) Magic Chef wine cellar refrigerator with glass door. Black, 33”H, 20.5”W, 21.5” deep, holds 24 bottles of wine. Hardly used, 77 lbs., $70. Can email pictures. Barry, 360579-4495, Clinton (1) Wind chimes, 21”, $10. We can send photos. Call or text 360-320-0525 Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father’s Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16 ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

RECREATION Camping items: Brookstone waterproof floating lantern, for camping, patio, poolside, or


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emergencies, new, $5 or best offer; Old (but clean) Thermos 1-gallon jug, $5; Versatile backpack, the two parts can be used separately, or (for more serious backpacking) together, $15 obo. We have photos. Call or text 360-3200525. Sports items: Bag Boy golf cart, $10 obo; Men’s wet suits, size L, $10 per item; Neoprene gloves and hats, size L, $5 each. We have photos. Call or text 360-320-0525.

LOST/FOUND LOST: Kids duffel bag. Sky blue with trucks, planes, trains design. Left by the side of the road across from Callens Restaurant by Coupeville ferry Saturday, May 18 around 7pm. Young boys clothes inside along with three special stuffed animals. We have three very sad little boys who are really missing their sleep time “loveys.” If you picked it up, you can return it to the Coupeville ferry terminal or call Mike at 360-331-1688 and he will pick up (1)

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Farm is looking for a llama to protect lambs from coyotes and eagles. If you have, or know anyone with an extra guardian, please contact Christine Cooper at 337-8319878 or ChristineCooper@ windermere.com (0) Round bales of grass feeder hay, barn stored. 360-3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (465 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

WANTED Art, Antiques & Collectibles. Cash paid for quality items. Call or text 360-661-7298 Was your Dad or Gramps in Japan or Germany? I collect old 35 mm cameras and lenses. Oak Harbor, call 970823-0002

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