June 13 through June 19, 2019
Whidbey Playhouse Presents
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Free tours, food, history talks, Sea Lab, and fun! For more information, visit spu.edu/casey or call 866-661-6604 or 360-678-5050.
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Military Muster NAS Whidbey Island, Washington
June 13-19, 2019
NAS Whidbey Island will host Open House, 5K Run June 22 NAS Whidbey Island will host its annual open house for the public Saturday, June 22, at Ault Field from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The 5K run will start at 8 a.m. with visual displays on the flight line available for viewing at 9 a.m. The public open house is an opportunity for the public to learn about past, current, and future operations at the Navy’s only air station in the Pacific Northwest and see last year’s Navy Installation of the Year. Aircraft static displays will include the EA-18G Growler, P-8A Poseidon, P-3C Orion, MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter, a C-40 Clipper and a PBY Catalina float plane. Aerial demonstrations planned at this time include the EA-18G, P-3C and Search and Rescue helicopter. There will also be other visual displays, guided bus tours, a K-9 Working Dog demonstrations, Explosive Ordnance Detachment displays, bouncy toys for children and a climbing wall for those wishing to test their climbing acumen. Aviation memorabilia will also be available for purchase as well as a variety of food and beverages. All visitors over the age of 18 will be required to have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Visitors under the age of 18 who are not accompanied by an adult must have a state or government issued identification for access to the base. Residents from foreign countries should email the public affairs office at WHDB_ NASWI_PAO@navy.mil at least three weeks prior to the event to obtain the proper access. Due to security measures, the following items are not allowed on the base: alcohol, bags larger than 12” x 6” x
NAS Whidbey Island will be on display June 22 during Open House
12”, backpacks, weapons to include pocket knives, coolers and pets. Additionally, drugs or drug paraphernalia to include marijuana products are prohibited from the base. Items permitted will be strollers, diaper bags, small wom-
en’s purses, wheelchairs, certified service dogs, bottled water, cameras and video recorders. For more information, go to http://cnic.navy.mil/regions/ cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island.html
First Deployment: Ways to Navigate Through It By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Danielle A. Baker, Amphibious Squadron Five Public Affairs For many junior Sailors that are new to the fleet and have never deployed, the idea of being thousands of miles away from their family and home in the middle of the ocean can be very nerve-wracking. Many have no idea what to expect or how to get through it. “I was scared,” said Chief Boatswain’s Mate Andre Wilkes, assigned to Beach Master Unit (BMU) 1, as he recalls his first deployment back in 1999. “I was newly married and I was nervous. I was genuinely nervous.” Wilkes said the one thing that helped him get through his deployment the most was the people on the ship around him.
“It comes back to the people you’re with,” said Wilkes. “We’re all missing our families at home so we all had to find ways to make the time go by. We all helped each other through it. If somebody was having problems at home it was like we all came together to help this person. I still carry that mentality with me today.” Wilkes said the biggest thing that helped him each day was finding and creating a daily routine that worked for him. “You just have to find a routine that makes the days pass by,” said Wilkes. “For me, I get up and go to the gym early in the morning. After that, I check my emails and then go to work. I just try to find ways to occupy my time.” Similar to Wilkes, Gunner’s Mate 2nd Class Kimberly Herbert, a Sailor aboard the Harpers Ferry-class amphibious dock-landing ship USS Harpers Ferry (LSD 49), said having
a routine and finding ways to improve yourself was a great way to get through deployment. “Yes, you miss your family terribly but as long as you try to stay busy and don’t always think about them, you’ll get through it,” said Herbert. “Try to think about the next step and what you’re gonna do. How can I improve myself here to help improve my family back home?” The better parts of deployment for some Sailors is getting to see different parts of the world. “The most memorable part of deployment for me was definitely the ports we got to see. We pulled into a few really good ones, but my favorite port was definitely Saychelles. It was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.” Even though deployment comes with ups
and downs, it’s helpful to make the most out of each situation. “There was this one time when we were on the small craft action team for 24 hours, so we had 12 hour shifts,” said Herbert. “Me and my really good friend Ellis were on the fo’c’sle, and we couldn’t go to the gym because we were on 24 hour rotations. To get in our gym time, we started just doing squats and situps right there.” After the mission is completed and the ship returns from deployment, Sailors can look back and cherish the memories they made along the way. “When you come home, it does not feel like you were gone,” said Herbert. “Looking back on my deployment I can’t even remember some of it because it went by so fast. I mostly just remember all the good times I had and the memories I made.”
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My sincere apologies if today’s page three journey is more sidetracked than usual.
The same engineer is at the throttle, but the throttle is connected to a borrowed Hewlett-Packard laptop which periodically presents a swirling Love You Mommy! on the screen if I wait too long to font.
second Hispanic FM music station, right after devouring two carnitas tacos from Costco, I had an epiphany.
So, here we go. I am making a movie. My own movie.
Typewriters never interrupted when I was being interrupted. Smith-Corona never hummed in manual mode. As Buddha said, sitting below the tree, “The expectation of interruption is.”
No more being a bit part in someone else’s movie. In my movie, not only am I going to be the main actor, I am hiring myself to be my own agent, assuring a timely response to all inquiries and concerns.
For me, borrowing another’s machinery, be it a laptop, a chainsaw, or a friend’s truck, is worse than going to Vegas.
Thanks to my agent’s negotiation skills and years of experience, I will also be the casting director in my new film.
In Vegas, I can lose money at any machine I operate.
I am casting all the parts and picking all of the actors. No more auditions. No more union. No more middleman.
Just because I was a Marine does not mean I should be doing a real man’s work, like hauling wood in a big ‘ol rig. As a gesture of warmth, friendliness, and appreciation, I thought I should exceed Dad’s rule to come back with the same amount of gas in the tank as was present when borrowing his car. Why not fill it up? Why not really show off and fill up both of Del’s gas tanks? Maybe Ruth Bob would be impressed and let me borrow her Jim Reeves albums to enjoy upon the safe return of Del’s big ‘ol rig. After three grueling days, and I don’t gruel often, I pulled Del’s truck into the then Valero-owned gas station at the then Casey’s Red Apple location for a dual tank re-fuel fill-up. Pride and joy filled my circulatory apparati as I pumped and pumped and pumped. I felt like a real trucker, topping off for the long ride ahead. In my case, it was a short ride from Bayview to Ruth Bob’s house in the Useless Bay Colony. After pulling the truck into the garage, I jumped out to hug Ruth Bob, not saying anything about the gift of gas. A couple of years later, I called Ruth Bob to see if I could again borrow Del’s wonder rig for my pending wood wars. “I don’t think so, Jim Bob. The last time you borrowed the truck it didn’t work out so well.” “Really? I swept everything out and even filled both gas tanks. Almost 50 gallons.” “That’s right, Jim Bob. But you used diesel gasoline. Del’s truck is not a diesel. I had to tow the truck to Dana Gildersleeve’s Whidbey Tire and Auto so he could replace both tanks and flush out the system.” Years later, every time I see a green diesel gas pump handle, my guilt goes from unleaded to premium. Ruth Bob, if you are reading this, I now know the only difference between fool and fuel is O O. What an O O day it was. Some one please cue the Connie Francis single, Who’s Sorry Now? Met a four One Saturday night in the Arizona desert, while listening to an incredibly joy-filled 128 beats per
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I can do as many re-writes to the script of my new movie as need be. The script, written in penciled thoughts, will have the proper mix of comedy, drama, music, film noir, and at least one scene of a frustrated senior trying to book an Uber with a rotary phone.
While multi-tasking, chewing carnitas while dancing and staring at the stars, I realized with all the negative thought waves rolling in our gene pools, I could look at my life as something different than reality. I could treat it as a full length Hollywood movie. In fact, several full lengths.
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The contract stipulations for this yet to be named celluloid classic include no mention of politics or religion. The producer of this film feels the same as I do. Like dodgeball, religion is a personal thing. My movie will be released like those tiny time capsules in Tylenol, not like the ones we did for the cornerstone of the new wing of the Presbyterian Church. This segmental distribution assures a spoon-fed approach for people who fork around. Just like the big boys do watching dailies, my movie will be released in moments. I’ll let you know the next scene when I get there. I’m still looking for a director. The potty train Yesterday I had the opportunity to observe a 60 minute seminar at some baby store about how to potty train a baby. Given grandma, mommy, and auntie were all attending, I decided to wait for their highlight review. Someone had to stay home to watch the dog not watch baseball on TV. Here is the summary of that which was remembered– 1. Be consistent. 2. Expect accidents. 3. Ask child frequently if he or she has to go. Given this is a family publication, owned by a family with family employees and the occasional potato salad, I shall not share how I potty trained my basset hound Norton in the 70s, but it sure was easier with my basset hound Natalie. By then, we had five acres for potty training. Sign seen At the entrance to a national park, a posted sign states: This year thousands of men will die from stubbornness. Printed in big white letters below, NO WE WON’T. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.
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Bits & Pieces in the towel’ and supports this proposal that will bring what was before this change, unimaginable capability?”
Letters to the Editor Editor, No more “major” forest fires. That’s right! No more “major” forest fires, as they will all be extinguished in their infancy on the same day reported, all from the air and by our military. This capability is made possible by changing the primary responsibility for fighting forest fires from the U.S. Forest Service to the military; namely the U.S. Air Force. With the military, they have it all: the men, the pilots, the right size aircraft and critically important, in sufficient numbers to extinguish all forest fires very rapidly. That is the purpose of this letter, to propose the decision makers transfer the primary responsibility of fighting forest fires from the U.S. Forest Service to our military. The military brings this capability that the USFS could not even consider in their wildest dreams. (Of course, this is a major change and will require approval of Congress and the president. But considering this new capability, their approval should be unanimous.) The suggested aircraft is the giant C-5A Galaxy, which the Air Force has 85 of these 40-year-old birds in their inventory. They are nearing their design life expectancy and instead of sending them to the Arizona aircraft boneyard, shouldn’t a better use be to fight forest fires? If the military will take this responsibility seriously, expect other old aircraft, like turboprop Hercules, ideal for low level “water bombing” plus other similar large transport aircraft to be added to the mix. The military will take whatever measures necessary, resulting in all forest fires having a life expectancy of less than five hours, possibly even less than three. To clarify, the responsibility of the USFS is to spot and report all forest fires. Their other responsibility is after the fire is essentially extinguished; the forest service can transport a few firefighters to the site to extinguish any smoldering embers and make sure the fire does not reignite. The military are active duty personnel, who will be responsible for all aspects of the aircraft involved. They are responsible for the infrastructure needed, the bays where the aircraft will be refueled and reloaded with water, including the military base that is not too distant from the forest they are to protect. Another critical item is the size of the fire each concept extinguishes. Although conjecture, the military will have extreme priority to attack the fire as soon as possible with as much water as possible, resulting in a fire that is extinguished ASAP. This immediate action restricts the fire’s growth to less than 50 acres, and possibly even less than 10 acres. Compare this to the forest service plan to establish a fire line requiring two to three days to establish, then 10 days to weeks to extinguish the fire; and during this time, it has grown to perhaps 2,000 acres or more, while also burning structures and possibly taking a life or two. In this writer’s letter to Victoria Christenton, chief of USFS, this writer first suggested this proposed change in responsibility. Predicting the rejection, this writer then states, “How many more thousands of acres of forest must be burnt, how many more structures will be destroyed and finally, how many more lives must be sacrificed before this agency ‘throws
Being totally honest, the evidence is obvious. Year after year, one terrible fire season is followed by another terrible fire season. In the last 50 years, there has been no significant improvement in how the USFS fights forest fires. Maintaining the status quo means there is no hope, now or in the future, for any improvements. There is so much more that could be said for this proposal, but what has been said so far should be convincing enough to support this change. Is there any reason why they should not make this monumental change in responsibility? Joseph Coomer Oak Harbor, Wash.
Lummi Tokitae Totem Pole Journey Comes to Penn Cove Rally to Bring Orca Tokitae Home Hundreds will gather in support of the Lummi Nation’s mission to bring their beloved Orca Tokitae back to her native waters and family in the Salish Sea during the Lummi’s 2019 Tokitae Totem Pole Journey. Tokitae is the last surviving orca taken from the Salish Sea nearly 50 years ago and remains in captivity at the Miami Seaquarium. The Totem Pole Journey from Miami to Seattle will call on the Seaquarium to take action now in planning the release of Tokitae to the Lummi Nation. This is a call to not only bring Tokitae home, but to ensure that she has a healthy family and a healthy home to return to from the Salish Sea to the California Coast. At the event, the Lummi will announce their new name for Tokitae. This is a centuries-old tradition for the Lummi, and an important ceremony in the work to free Tokitae and call her home. The name Sk’aliCh’elh-tenaut was given to Tokitae May 31 in Miami, in front of the Seaquarium where she has lived in a small tank since 1970 – it is the name of a Native Village near the site of her capture in Penn Cove, Whidbey Island. Friday, from 5:00 to 7:00pm, Orca Network and the Lummi Nation will be holding a Tokitae Totem Pole Event in Coupeville Town Park, on Penn Cove overlooking the capture site. The program will include songs, blessings and stories from House of Tears Carvers and creators of the Tokitae Totem pole Jewell and Doug James, music by Swil Kanim, Peter Ali, and Dana Lyons, a reading from author Sandra Pollard, and stories about Tokitae and the decades long fight to bring her back home from Howard Garrett and Susan Berta of Orca Network. This event is being held to help bring healing to Penn Cove and the people of Coupeville, as well as for Tokitae and her family – to heal the wounds of the sad history of orca captures in Penn Cove during 1970-71. Those who witnessed the captures are invited to attend and share stories, and join in the call to bring Tokitae home to her family and home in the Salish Sea. Visit www.OrcaNetwork.org or www.facebook. com/events/357776231760969/ for more information. The Tokitae Totem pole began this journey in May 2018, leaving Bellingham for stops along the west coast and southern cities across the country, to culminate in three days of events in Miami. The remainder of the year the Tokitae Totem pole was part of an exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History, until May 30, when it began the journey home with three days of events in Miami. The Totem pole is now en route to the west coast, with events in California, Oregon, and Washington from June 7 – 15. Washington events include Tacoma, Seattle, Coupeville/Whidbey Island and Bellingham. The full schedule of events can be found at: www.facebook.com/pg/ totempolejourney/events/?ref=page_internal The Lummi Nation dedicate these events “to the vision of qwe ‘lhol mechen, ‘our people who live under the sea.’ It is part of our sacred obligation to return the captive orca Tokitae to her home and family.”
To learn more about the decades-long fight to bring Lolita/Tokitae home to the Salish Sea, and details about the plan for her retirement, go to: www.orcanetwork.org/Main/index.php?categories_file=Lolita. For information about the Lummi Nation’s work to bring Tokitae home, and their work to save her family, the salmon they need to survive, and the habitat of the Salish Sea, visit www.SacredSea.org. All Tokitae Totem Pole Journey events are part of Orca Action Month in Washington and Oregon. Information about Orca Month and a full list of Orca related events during June can be found at www.OrcaMonth.com [Submitted by Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, Orca Network]
22nd Annual Chum Run The 22nd annual Chum Run will be held Saturday at South Whidbey Community Park’s forested trails off Maxwelton Road. Participants are welcome to walk the forested trails if they please. There will also be a free kids’ “Fry Run” in addition to the main event. Youth must be accompanied by an adult for the Fry Run. The race is an all-inclusive family event that is as much for the kids as the ardent runner. Prizes will be handed out to the first three finishers in the male, female, high school and middle school categories. Additional raffle prizes will be awarded. All participants get a 22nd annual Chum Run shirt at the end of the race. Proceeds from the event will support the Healthy Island Youth Initiative (HIYI) Scholarship Program and South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District. The scholarship program provides Island County youth, whose families may find the cost of organized physical activities a barrier to participation, with funds to participate in healthy and active organized programs such as sports, dance classes, swim lessons and other programs. Race registration is scheduled for 8:00 to 9:30am, with the Chum Run slated to begin at 10:00am, the Fry Run at 10:45am and the awards ceremony at 11:00am. Day-of registration cost is $30. Volunteers are still being sought for the event. Those interested in volunteering can contact parks program coordinator Carrie Monforte at email@example.com or 360-221-6788 for more information. [Submitted by Nicole Marley, Island County Public Health Coordinator]
Skagit Regional Health Opens New Clinic in Oak Harbor Skagit Regional Health opened a new clinic in Oak Harbor June 3 and will hold an open house for the public Tuesday at the new location.
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Father's Day: Tools Are Great for Father's Day – and for Investors
If you’re a dad, you may well be pleased to unwrap some tools as Father’s Day gifts. Of course, it might be a stereotype that all men are handy at repairs; women certainly can be every bit as good when it comes to building and fixing things. In fact, the construction process is valuable for anyone to learn – and the same skills that go in to creating and mending physical objects also can be applied to financial projects – such as working toward a comfortable retirement.
Here are a few of those skills:
Diagnosing the challenge – A good craftsperson knows that the first step toward accomplishing any outcome is to assess the challenge. So, for example, if you want to build some bookshelves right into the wall, you’ll need to locate the wall studs, determine if you have adequate space for the shelving you want and allow room for future expansion. Similarly, if you want to retire at a certain age, you need to consider the key variables: your current and future income (How much can you count on from your retirement plans?), where you'll live (Will you downsize or relocate? Will you rent or own a house or condominium?) And what you'll do as a retiree (Will you travel extensively or stick close to home? Will you do some type of work for pay or pursue your hobbies and volunteer?). Assembling the right tools and materials – To put together your bookshelf, you will need the right tools – saw, hammer, drill, sander and so on – and the right building materials – plywood, nails, screws, glue, brackets, moldings and so on. And to work toward a comfortable retirement, you'll also need the right tool – in the form of a long-term financial strategy, based on your specific retirement goals, risk tolerance and time horizon – along with the appropriate materials – the mix of investments you use to carry out that strategy. These investments include those you’ve placed in your IRA, your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan, and those held outside your formal retirement accounts. Ideally, you want a diversified mix of investments capable of providing growth potential over time, within the context of your individual risk tolerance. Review your work – Once you’ve finished your bookshelf, you occasionally may need to make some minor adjustments or repairs in response to slippage, cracks or other issues that can develop over time. As an investor, you also may need to tweak your financial strategy periodically and adjust your investment mix – not necessarily because something is broken, but to accommodate changes in your life, such as a new job, new family situation and new goals. Furthermore, over time, your risk tolerance may change, and this needs to be reflected in your array of investments..
The 3,241 square foot clinic located at 32650 SR 20, Suite E-105 in Oak Harbor will offer urology appointments. The well-appointed space features six exam rooms and one procedure room with plenty of windows for natural light and eco-friendly integrated smart lighting installed to lower the facility’s carbon footprint. The building offers ample parking and patients will have easy access to the ground-level clinic.
Consequently, conducting an annual portfolio review with your financial professional should be a priority.
Nearly a third of Skagit Regional Health’s current urology patients live on Whidbey Island or Fidalgo Island, making Skagit Regional Health Oak Harbor a convenient option for care.
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Urology appointments will be offered from 8:00am to 5:00pm five days a week. Three experienced physicians, Amy Arisco, MD, Eugene Hong, MD and Richard Ho, DO, will offer appointments in Oak Harbor. The providers have privileges at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center and will perform some procedures at the Coupeville hospital.
Tools are a big deal on Father’s Day. But the construction-related tasks they represent, physically and symbolically, go beyond any one holiday and can be used by anyone interested in working toward a solid financial future.
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The urology team will be on hand to celebrate the opening of the new clinic during an open house from 4:00 to 6:00pm Tuesday. [Submitted by Kari Ranten, Skagit Regional Health]
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The yearly event is hosted by the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation, a nonprofit organization started in 2009 and dedicated to making parks and aquatic activities accessible to all; additionally, the foundation has funded a Learn to Swim program for local youth. The foundation’s long-term goal is opening a community pool on South Whidbey. All levels of experienced, open water swimmers are invited to participate. While some come to compete, others simply swim for the fun and camaraderie of the sport. Local merchants and businesses support the race by providing cash donations, as well as desirable raffle items such as dinners at local restaurants and gift cards. Race check-in will begin at 7:30am at Seawall Park, followed by a mandatory pre-race safety meeting at 8:30am. Estimated start time is 9:30am. For more information, visit www.whidbeyadventureswim.org. For more information about the South Whidbey Parks and Aquatics Foundation, visit www.swpaf.org. [Submitted by Jen Wuest]
Forty Years and Still Serving If there’s one thing Coupeville Lions have down pat, it’s their mastery of the annual Garage Sale. 2019 is no exception. At this 40-year anniversary event, Lions will be back at the remodeled Coupeville Elementary School site Saturday, June 29 from 9:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday, June 30 from 9:00am to 1:00pm, with a preview day set for Friday, June 28 from Noon to 6:00pm, and they’ll be all set to make some deals. BITS & PIECES
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offers a great course and lighthearted and fun activities, including a free “Fry Run” for ages 1-10 years. To register, visit www.swparks.org or show up between 8:00-9:30am the day of the race. For details, call Carrie Monforte at 360-221-6788.
24th Annual Whidbey Island Garden Tour
Thursdays, June 13, 20, 7:30pm Fridays, June 14, 21, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 15, 22, 7:30pm Sundays, June 16, 23, 2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Enjoy a dark comedy about the dark ages. Loosely based on historical events. Tickets and Box Office call 360-679-2237. Learn more at whidbeyplayhouse.com
Walk in the Park Friday, June 14 Take this free Island Transit tour to hike in three parks. First stop, Admiralty Inlet Preserve to admire the wildflowers. Then walk the Waterfront Trail in Oak Harbor from Freund Marsh, by the brand new Windjammer Park, and on to Flintstone Park. And last, but certainly not least, visit Deception Pass State Park to climb Goose Rock or relax on a walk by the water. For details, call 360-678-9536 or email Travel@IslandTransit.org
Delight in visiting five distinct gardens on beautiful Whidbey Island. WIGT.org to purchase tickets or find vendors. All proceeds donated to local non-profit groups that work to improve Whidbey Island’s common habitat.
Guided Beach Walk
Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events
Saturday, June 15, 11:00am-12:00pm Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville
See schedule below Cost: Free
Come on a short walk to learn the basics about our ever-changing beaches at Fort Casey. Wear your walking shoes and a jacket. This will be an easy one hour, one mile walk with some uneven paths, stepping over driftwood, and a steep incline at the end. Discover Pass is required. For more information, email education@ soundwaterstewards.org
Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, June 13, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library
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Camp Casey Open House Friday, June 14, 12:00-4:00pm Camp Casey, Coupeville
Saturday, June 15, 1:00-2:00pm Fort Ebey State Park, Coupeville
Check out the sea lab, barracks, and inns at Camp Casey Conference Center. Tours of the Colonel’s House with Fort Casey expert Steve Kobylk will be held at 1:00 and 3:00pm. There will also be historical lectures by SPU professor Emeritus of History Bill Woodward at 12:00 and 2:00pm. Join the guided walking tours of Fort Casey State Park and gun batteries beginning at 1:00 and 3:00pm with History Professor Woodward.
Wander into the crazy world of salmon. Learn how they travel from river to sea and back and why. There will be a fishy game followed by a fun filled craft. Recommended for ages 4+, all are welcome. Discover Pass is required. For more information, contact Jackie French at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-6781186.
Friday, June 14, 3:00-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Rock Garden 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.
Prelude To A Kiss Fridays, June 14, 21, 7:30pm Saturdays, June 15, 22, 7:30pm Sunday, June 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.
All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, June 15, 8:00am-12:00pm Whidbey Masonic Lodge, 804 N. Main, Coupeville Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, orange juice & tea or coffee. $8/ Adults, $4/Children 4-12, under 4 free.
SWPR Chum Run 5K Saturday, June 15, 10:00am South Whidbey Community Park, Langley Cost: $30 The Chum Run has developed into an annual event where adults and children come to enjoy the park. Meant to be for everyone, it
Tuesday, 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. Call 360257-1824 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.
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Join us for a discussion of David Grann’s “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a twisting, haunting, true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history. For adults. Meet the Author: Dick Evans Saturday, June 15, 11:00am Freeland Library Dick will share writing from his new three-volume set, “Cryptolips: A Collection of Prose and Poetry.” Everyone is welcome. Richard Evans is an actor, writer, artist, filmmaker and Whidbey Island resident. Stories with Sonie Saturday, June 15, 11:00am-12:30pm Coupeville Library
Saturday, June 15, 2:00pm Clyde Theater, Langley
Read aloud to Sonie, a patient listener and certified therapy dog. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Supported by the Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Artifishal is a documentary about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of wild fish and the environment that supports them. It explores wild salmon’s slide toward extinction, threats posed by fish hatcheries and fish farms, and our continued loss of faith in nature.
Join us for a great book discussion of Delia Owens’ “Where the Crawdads Sing.” Everyone is welcome.
3rd Tuesday Book Group Tuesday, June 18, 9:30-11:00am Freeland Library
The Whidbey Island Fishing Club is sponsoring this special one-time showing. The concept behind the film is to educate the public, and decision-makers, about the money that has been wasted on failed plans and to look to science-based solutions to save endangered wild salmon and orcas. There will be a panel of experts to answer questions from the audience following the showing of the film.
Explore Summer: The Ocean’s Orca-Stra with Central Whidbey State Parks Wednesday, June 19, 2:00pm Coupeville Library
Live Music: Bobby O’Neal
Saturday, June 15, 7:00-9:30pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call 360-6825747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com
Dinner Show Benefiting Oak Harbor Music Festival Monday, June 17, 6:00pm Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, Oak Harbor Admission: $75 per person Featuring guest artists Tom and Kalissa Landa from The Paperboys. Contact Cynthia Mason at 360-544-2343, or Wendy Shingleton at 350-923-3161 for more information.
OHMF Teen Talent Contest Entry Deadline: Tuesday, June 18 Final Competition: Monday, June 24 Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr Are you a teen between 12-18 years old? Love to perform and dream of being on an Oak Harbor Music Festival stage? Then create an audition video and submit to music@ oakharborfestival.com for the chance! For full rules and more info, visit ohmusicfest.com.
Have you ever seen the tall, black fins in waters around Whidbey Island? They’re not sharks, but the largest dolphins in the world! For children ages 6 and up and their caregivers.
South Whidbey Community Church Sundays, 9:00-9:45am Adult Bible Study 10:00-11:00am Worship Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Rd, Langley Sunday, June 16: A Properly Functioning Church. Services are followed by a light lunch and loving fellowship.
Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. www.ohcfellowship.com
Concordia Lutheran Church Sunday service, 9:30am Bible Study & Sunday School, 10:45am 590 N. Oak Harbor Street 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.
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Unity of Whidbey Sundays, 10:00am 5671 Crawford Road, Langley If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is looking for something more, Unity of Whidbey may feel like a homecoming. Visit their website: unityofwhidbey.org
Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at email@example.com or go to www. whidbeyquakers.org.
First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 2:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday & Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call 360-675-0621 or visit christianscience.com Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across from Useless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm.
Meetings & Organizations Republican Women of North Whidbey Thursday, June 13, 11:30am Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. This month’s guest speaker is Dr. Roger Stark presenting on “Medicare for all.” Come and join a great group of ladies and learn more about current issues and making our voices heard. Cost is $15 for lunch. For more information, contact Barb Pearson, president at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 360-6321931.
Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, June 17, 6:00-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor Social time followed by meeting at 6:30pm. The theme for June is 100 Feet From Your Front Door. You may submit three photographs for discussion during the meeting to email@example.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) Public Hearing Tuesday, June 18, 1:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. This is the final opportunity for public input for the proposed 51-unit residential and commercial mixed building on 601 SE Pioneer Way. Must present in person before the hearing examiner to speak out about this proposal. For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com
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Playhouse’s “Incorruptible” is devilishly delightful By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Desperate times, as they say, call for desperate measures. And times are most certainly desperate for the monks inhabiting the monastery in Priseaux, France in the mid 13th century.
“It’s a comedy about a subject that might make some people uncomfortable, but it’s not political,” said Huggins.
The monastery’s patron, St. Foy, hasn’t performed a miracle in 13 years; the locals have stopped coming to pray before her bones at the altar, preferring to spend their pennies at a nearby convent which claims to have St. Foy’s “real” remains. It’s all just the latest in a long string of bad luck for the monks of Priseaux.
The play is being billed as a “Dark comedy about the Dark Ages.” Don’t be afraid! The actual subject matter may be a little macabre, but it is full of humor. The play will definitely tickle some funny bones while poking gentle fun through some very unusual situations. Like anyone in pressing circumstances, even monks can take a wrong turn. Perhaps the real question to be answered is whether their mistakes are beyond redemption.
The monks’ dilemma and their wickedly funny solution make up the story of “Incorruptible,” now playing through June 23 at Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.
The dialogue is quick and cast members seem to relish their roles. If you’re looking for an enjoyable evening of laugh-outloud entertainment, this play will fit the bill.
The Michael Hollinger play is loosely based on actual events known to have occurred during the time period – namely, bones of saints were sold to other churches so the devout could make pilgrimages to pray to the saint – or whatever body part was on display - who was asked to intercede with God on their behalf. Those churches with an “Incorruptible” – the body of a saint so holy it doesn’t decay – wielded much power over people wishing to pay for the opportunity to pray before an incorruptible saint.
“What I really like about “Incorruptible” is that it is just plain fun,” said Micki Gibson, an English teacher at Oak Harbor High School and the drama club advisor, who is making her first on-stage appearance in community theater as the peasant woman.
Enter a traveling, one-eyed minstrel with a scheme or two up his sleeves and things suddenly begin to change. “His scheming tempts them to go down a less savory path,” said Andrew Huggins, who co-directs the play with David Frazer. While the play pokes fun at religion in general, it is really more of a commentary on human nature. “I think people will realize we’re not making fun of religion at all,” said Frazer. “It’s all about human nature. This may be based on a 13th century type of thing, but it’s been going on forever. In some ways it’s really a commentary on the ages.”
“Of course, the teacher side of me feels like I should examine it for deeper meanings, but honestly, who knew a bunch of monks could be so funny, dark, and twisted?” she continued. “I also tend to gravitate towards humor in my life, so this has been a fantastic vehicle after a long day at work.”
Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Abbot Charles (Kevin Wm. Meyer) tries to reason with the peasant woman (Micki Gibson) in “Incorruptible,” now playing at Oak Harbor’s Whidbey Playhouse.
“I love the dark humor, it’s a story about something that you would never in a million years think would happen, when in actuality, it really did,” said actor Eric George, who plays Brother Olf. “Plus, the jokes have these undertones to them if you aren’t listening, you will miss them.” Rounding out the cast of this production are Kevin Wm. Meyer as Charles, the Abbot; David Jackson as Brother Martin; Brendan Darnell as Brother Felix; Chris Kehoe as Jack the minstrel; Diana Collette as Marie; and Jacqueline Davis, who does a fine turn as Sister Agatha, who manages to produce both fear and tears of laughter in equal measure. “It has been hilarious working with this cast,” said Huggins. “Some of the actors I didn’t know very well before doing this show and they’ve all just opened up. It’s been a great experience.” “Actors develop characters as they are learning the director’s vision for the show,” Frazer said of his directing experience. “I’ve really enjoyed it.”
Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly A traveling minstrel, played by Chris Kehoe, center, tempts the monks of the monastery in Priseaux, France with a plot to pluck them from poverty and turn their bad luck around in the play “Incorruptible,” playing through June 23 at Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor. Also pictured are David Jackson, Eric George and Kevin Wm. Meyer.
“Our wonderful directors Dave and Andrew knew what they wanted from the beginning, and I hope we’ve done justice to what they envisioned,” said Gibson. “As the OHHS drama teacher, I’m usually quite busy, but have been wanting to put myself in my students’ shoes. “Incorruptible” came along at the perfect time, where I didn’t have schedule conflicts and it had a role that was a good fit for me. Plus, I wanted to experience how other directors run their auditions and rehearsals. The experience has been fantastic.
Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Sister Agatha (Jacqueline Davis) is suspicious and tries to wheedle the truth out of Charles in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “Incorruptible,” playing through June 23.
some questionable morals, especially where her daughter is concerned, she still believes in the power of prayer,” she continued. “She has been a fun character to play even if we have no clue as to what her name might be.” George said his character appealed to him from the moment he read the script.
“As for my character, Peasant Woman, even though she has
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A Humpy Year If you’re new to the area you might be asking “what’s a Humpy?” In the Pacific Northwest salmon realm, the term “humpy” refers to one of the five species of Pacific salmon commonly known as the Pink Salmon. Pink salmon is the leader in the canned salmon industry; they tend to be more abundant in the ocean than other pacific salmon, their meat is a little on the oily side and their ability to maintain great flavor lends itself to successful canning. When talking table fare, pink salmon generally falls in at number four out of five. Most people juggle their choice of the top three eating fish - between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye - and depending on who you ask, any one of the three will be their favorite. The Chum salmon usually holds the number five spot on the eating scale. However, I will challenge anyone that a fresh fillet of Alder-smoked chum salmon is fantastic! Personally, it doesn’t matter which species it is if the fish has been caught in the saltwater. I love all of the salmon pan seared with a little olive oil and butter, followed with a shake of season-all and a squeeze of lemon. I am writing about the pink salmon a little early because we only get a shot at catching them every other year, and if we get a decent size run returning this year, you will not want to miss this opportunity. We will see the first good signs of fish in the surrounding saltwater around the second week of July; the migrating pinks will then continue to increase in numbers until they peak in mid to late August, then the schools of fish will tail off through the month of September and will have migrated out of the Puget Sound and into the surrounding rivers by October. Why on earth would anyone call a beautiful chrome salmon a humpy? Well, on their way to spawn in an attempt to attract a female and to intimidate other rival males, the males transform from sleek silver bullets to a colorful mixture of pink, green and white skin, then just behind their gill plates, their backs and shoulders will hump up, creating a tall profile that makes them twice the size of their non-spawning phase. This impressive hump will rival the hump on a Brahma bull. This is how they got their “Humpy” nickname. Where to catch Humpys: When the peak of the run is happening you can catch humpys just about anywhere on Whidbey Island. All of the beaches and public access areas will be a good choice for casting and catching pink salmon from the shore. Here are some of the locations to try: Deception Pass, West Beach, Ala spit, Mariners Cove, Joseph Whidbey State Park Beach, Ebey’s Landing, Fort Casey West Side
This is a good example of a male Humpy salmon during the spawning phase.
Beach, Keystone or Admiralty Bay Beach, Dines Point, Lagoon Point Beach, Bush Point Beach, Mutiny Bay, East Point, Sandy Point, Glendale Beach and Possession Point. Many of the areas I mentioned have limited public beach access and will have private property adjacent to it, so please keep this in mind while fishing the shorelines. If you are fishing from a boat, all of the beaches mentioned will still be good places to fish, plus you will have more freedom of movement. While in the boat you will be able to fish in front of private property while casting or trolling. When fishing from a boat always practice good fisherman’s etiquette - always try to leave room for the shore fisherman to cast out without having to cast around your boat; you don’t want a “Buzz Bomb” chipping the paint or breaking a windshield. When to catch Humpys: Pick a couple of beaches near your location, next grab a tide guide that predicts the tides nearest to your chosen areas. Then starting the last week in July, make note of the low and high tide times; 30 minutes before the low or high tide go to the beaches of choice, park, or stand and scan the water from the shore out to 100 yards. Be patient, you’re looking for “jumpers.” Repeat this scouting trip each day or at least once a week with the tides. When you start to see jumping fish it is definitely time to get your rods out. Remember, for every jumper there will be others under the surface traveling with him. It is always good to make a dozen or so casts even if jumpers aren’t present; you could be pleasantly surprised.
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What to use to catch Humpys: When the migrating schools of fish are large (100 or more), I believe you could throw just about any form of lure into the school and hook a pink salmon; however, this is generally not the case. Schools will be between 15 and 30 fish. The most popular lure for the past 25 years is the pink “Buzz Bomb.” I like the 2.5-inch size, as it casts well and sinks down into the fish’s face quickly. Over the last five years a pink or green “rotator,” which is similar in shape to the Buzz Bomb, has come on strong; these two lures will get the job done. A Herring under a float also works well when gently cast out into the slow current and allowed to float along suspended at 4- to 6-feet under the surface. Just remember people will be fishing near you, so try to be clear of other casting fishermen as the bait drifts along. If you are trolling for Humpys with a downrigger, use a large green flasher, 40 inches of 30-pound leader and a pink “Coho Killer” or pink “Gold Star” spoon down at 35 feet. Or simply cast a Buzz Bomb or Rotator out behind the boat about 30 yards and troll with these - it works.
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Affordable housing discussion draws crowd in Oak Harbor By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly
“We serve a segment of the housing continuum that is called the affordable housing marketplace,” said Amadon, who complimented city and county leaders for the work done by the Affordable Housing Task Force in 2017 to try to get ahead of the housing issue.
Lack of affordable housing on Whidbey Island is a topic that can pack a room. Such was the case last week at the Oak Harbor Library, when it hosted its fourth community forum in its Issues that Matter, Looking Forward series entitled “Housing – Where Will We All Live?” “Sno-Isle Libraries is proud to serve as a convener for conversations that address community challenges, and tonight’s forum on workforce housing is sure to be interesting and engaging,” said Oak Harbor Library Manager Mary Campbell, as she welcomed the capacity crowd. Each of the five panelists gave a brief statement before the floor was opened up for questions. Panelists included Meredith Penny, long range planner with Island County Planning and Community Development; Steve Powers, director of development services for the City of Oak Harbor; Robin Amadon, housing development director for the Low Income Housing Institute; Joanne Pelant, housing resource coordinator with Island County; and Scott Thompson, managing director of Wright’s Crossing. Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christine Cribb served as the moderator for the evening. In a nutshell, Island County is experiencing an affordable housing crisis. While the county has been working on updating the housing portion of its comprehensive plan, the state’s Growth Management Act affects how planning and development occurs, which can be tricky to navigate. “It’s not just enough to have provided housing in your community. You must provide a diversity of housing types at varying price points so as to accommodate all economic segments of the community,” explained Penny. “This is why we are trying to provide creative solutions that target populations that are most impacted by housing shortages.” Results of an in-depth study of housing in Island County that began in 2017 found a lack of diversity in housing types; found that renters are more cost-burdened across the county; found the county’s median income has decreased over time while housing costs have increased; and found the number of housing units built each year dropped off by more than half following the 2008 recession and has not recovered. “Island County needs approximately 3,750 affordable housing units for people with incomes of $50,000 or less,” said Pelant. “Every day we see people in and out of the office that are working, are actually living in housing, serving us in many different jobs, but because they’re paying 50- to 80 percent of their income in housing, things happen where maybe they can’t pay the rent in a given month. “Many people think our funding [from document recording fees] is used for people that are homeless,” she continued. “Most of the funding that we get and use is actually for people that are working, living in housing, but we’re preventing them from potentially losing their housing and falling into homelessness. The conversation we’re having tonight is not about the street homelessness that everybody is really
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concerned about. This conversation is about a whole different population.” Pelant said the number of affordable housing units on Whidbey Island numbers 477, which is split among 14 properties. That leaves a shortage of nearly 3,300 units. “One of the challenges we have in helping people find housing is that these apartments that offer lower rents are completely full and have wait lists anywhere from two to four years long,” she said. “At the Housing Support Center, we serve people at 50 percent of the Area Median Income and below… which is currently at $36,950. At [the recommended] 30 percent of their income, a family of four should be paying $923 a month for rent. Current market rent for a three-bedroom apartment is around $1,600 to $1,800, so you see the gap, you see the problem.”
“The one thing building affordable housing does for a community is that when newly forming families and younger people can find housing they can afford, what do you think they’re doing with their savings?” she said. “They’re saving to buy a house, to become homeowners. The American Dream is something we all support, but the only way they get there is that through their period of years as renters, they’re not spending 70 percent of their income on rent. They’re spending more like 30 percent of their income on rent. That’s what we hope to achieve.” A public hearing on the LIHI development, which has drawn both praise and criticism, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor. The conversation on affordable housing is well underway but is far from over. While there were no concrete solutions offered during the event, panelists agree there is plenty more to discuss. “We hear the stories day in and day out of the families that are struggling,” said Pelant. “I guess I’m here to advocate for the lower income households and families in our community that are struggling to make ends meet. We could really use affordable housing. I would encourage everyone to take a look away from what might be happening in your neighborhood and think about the individual families that are in need and support development where it makes sense in our communities.”
The obvious issue has become finding solutions for a critical problem, but building takes time.
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“As of today, we have nine active housing applications totaling approximately 517 units in the permitting phase,” said Powers. “We also have three pre-applications accounting for 91 units. Of course, it remains to be seen how many of those actually turn into units on the ground.”
“I would describe my character as a special monk, who looks like an adult, but is just three steps behind everyone else in jokes, thoughts, etc.,” he said. “He does everything that he is told to the best of his ability and sometimes he succeeds and other times, not so much.”
Powers said it is imperative the city and county work together to plan for Whidbey Island’s future housing needs and that a wide range of housing types is necessary.
As wicked as the story and characters may be in “Incorruptible,” there’s also a very positive message.
“Housing includes more than only detached, single family houses,” he said. “I think that’s a common sense thing. We have a variety of people who live in our community, therefore we should have a variety of housing styles and housing types to meet everybody’s needs. We provide a range of zoning categories that are intended to ensure a range of housing can be built.” One of those pending applications and one that drew a number of questions, is that of the Low Income Housing Institute’s proposed 51-unit complex in the heart of downtown Oak Harbor.
“Everyone falls to temptation at some point,” Huggins said. “But with some faith, you can pull through.” Performances of “Incorruptible” are Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. The show runs through June 23. Tickets and information are available online at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. Whidbey Weekly has also posted an album on its Facebook page with more photos from the press night performance. “I hope people will come away having enjoyed their evening,” Frazer said. “It’s a blast. Sit back and enjoy.” “‘Incorruptible’ is a holy haven of hilarity,” said Gibson.
Going green in 2019: Coupeville to host Sustainability Fair By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly Green technology, energy efficiency, and how buying local can help reduce a consumer’s carbon footprint will be just a few of the topics covered by the vendors of Coupeville’s upcoming Sustainability Fair. The town will host a free Sustainability Fair Wednesday, June 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coupeville Recreation Hall. The event will provide an opportunity to learn more about how to go green in terms of energy and beyond. Molly Hughes, mayor of Coupeville, said the fair is co-sponsored by Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and will bring together organizations and local businesses focused on sustainable practices. The event is a continuation of a similar fair from last year, Hughes shared. “This year we are calling it a Sustainability Fair instead of an energy fair and the town is the main sponsor on it,” she said. “Right now we have 18 participants.” The event will give community members a chance to learn more about how to incorporate energy-smart practices into their lives. “There is definitely energy information: solar efficiency, different heating — ductless heat and heat pumps, that kind of information,” she said. “All the builders are going to be
there again, so we have green builders and people who make green plans. We also have invited some other businesses and organizations in the central Whidbey and Coupeville area that have to do with other aspects of sustainability.” The event will go beyond energy efficiency and look at other facets of environmental impact, Hughes said. A number of other groups will share information for living a greener lifestyle, including the Whidbey Audubon Society, which will talk about habitat-friendly planting, Whidbey Island Grown, which will address the importance of shopping local, and more. “We have invited the Master Gardeners and Whidbey Camano Land Trust and Pacific Rim Institute because all of those folks work on sustainable land practices and sustainable use of public land,” she said. “And I have asked them to bring information that can be used by your average homeowner, like drought-tolerant planting, and correct planting for the island.” Hughes said the island community has historically had a concern for the environment. “I know in central Whidbey we have so many nonprofits that do important work,” she said. “And they do it because we have so many volunteers in central Whidbey that
are taking care of land, and taking care of agricultural land and building trails, creating open spaces and making more places available to the public to enjoy, and protecting them for generations to come. Beach access and all that kind of sustainable land work, for generations, has been important to the people that live here.”
said the fair has the opportunity to be a learning experience for all involved.
Hughes said the event will be a casual midday affair, with door prizes ranging from a gift card to Rain Shadow Nursery to outdoor solar-powered lights.
Blackford said community connection and providing insight to help increase energy efficiency is a key objective for PSE.
“PSE is actively engaged in all of the communities we serve with outreach events and educational programs,” he said. “This is an opportunity to partner with the town of Coupeville.”
“It is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so we are hoping that people that work in the community can walk down and have a chance to walk through the fair at their lunch,” she said. “The businesses in town can participate and people can stop by and see what we are up to.”
“It (the fair) helps PSE meet that goal and helps us have a presence in the community where we can tell our stories about energy efficiency programs and renewable energy opportunities, and generally provide customers with information that will help them be more efficient and lower their bills,” he shared.
The event will be a chance for community members to learn while also getting to see familiar faces, Hughes said.
The event has shown growth from its first year as an energy fair, according to Blackford.
“I think anybody who attends is probably going to be personally familiar with a lot of the vendors there,” she said. “You are probably going to know a lot of people because that is the way that these events go in Coupeville and that just makes them more fun.”
“We are excited that as the second time around for this event it has attracted so much interest from vendors or participating organizations and businesses,” he said. “I am optimistic that will translate into more public involvement and attendance so that the information that is available gets to as many people as possible.”
Walt Blackford, outreach manager for PSE,
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Dark Phoenix: I was so caught up in the Avengers, I forgot about the existence of the X-Men. Looks like I wasn’t the only one, judging by its dismal showing at the box office. ★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 53 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.) John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum: Keanu Reeves has cranked out another improbably well-done installment in this action-packed franchise, and I guess I should stop referring to his success in this realm as “improbable.” John Wick is the real deal. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 11 min.) 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.)
like the first three MIB films were cinematic masterpieces. ★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Pokemon: Detective Pikachu: If you’re not into Pokemon, you may find yourself lost very early on in this live-action/animated hybrid starring Ryan Reynolds in diet “Deadpool” mode as Detective Pikachu. Light on plot, heavy on eye candy and just fine for kids. ★★★ (PG • 1 hr. 44 min.) Rocketman: This biopic charts Elton John’s rise from small-town piano prodigy to groundbreaking international superstar with all of the big-hearted campiness and surprising profundity of the artist himself. Plus, it’s got a killer soundtrack. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 1 min.) The Secret Life of Pets 2: This sequel is pretty much a retooling of the first installment of this animated series, but since it’s a movie made for kids, who really cares? They love to watch the same things over and over again. ★★ (PG • 1 hr. 26 min.) Shaft: The black private dick who is a sex machine to all the chicks is back and is evidently “more Shaft than you can handle.” Since the amount of Shaft I wish to handle tops out at zero, a truer statement was never uttered. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 51 min.) For Anacortes theater showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.
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BE DARING WITH YOUR DAIRY THIS MONTH! June is National Dairy Month. Since it is such a big part of our lives in some way, shape or form, it stands to reason there would be at least one day dedicated to dairy. Well, dairy got itself an entire month. It originally started out as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way of encouraging people to consume more milk, in a bid to deal with a surplus of the stuff, and even out the demand. National Milk Month became National Dairy Month and lucky for us, it’s a way to celebrate all things creamy and delicious. This got me wondering about milk and when our ancestors started drinking it. So, I did a little research and found some interesting things. First of all, in our 300,000 year history as humans, the imbibing of milk is a rather new dietary habit, only about 10,000 years old, or so it’s believed. It’s thought the first people to drink milk regularly were European farmers and pastoralists and even so, it’s still a strange thing to do, drink milk from other animals. The reason it’s a strange thing lies in the fact many people don’t produce the enzyme lactase, to break down the milk sugar called lactose, which results in some pretty common and well-known symptoms I need not mention here. Given so many people can’t digest milk effectively and only some can (a genetic mutation called ‘lactase persistence’), what prompted the first person or people to drink it? Likely, starvation. It’s still a debated theory, but it supposedly holds up against many other speculations, so we’ll go with that. So much of many, many cultures around the world has developed around the inclusion of milk in the diet. In fact, without the discovery that drinking milk can provide a source of nourishment and nutrients, we would not have cheese, nor would we have butter – both of which are exceptionally delicious things. Perhaps we might not even have the alternatives to milk or dairy and other animal-derived products, such as nut milks, vegan butter, non-dairy yogurts and so on. Kudos to the
first person then, who drank milk and also to the first person to try their hand at making cheese. There is never a shortage of recipes that call for milk. In fact, most things baked contain some sort of dairy product. Butter invariably features in a plethora of dishes which require baking and makes up the bulk of items like pastries and pies. Imagine a croissant being made without the inclusion of butter in the flaky layers of the dough before it’s baked. No, I can’t imagine. How about your favorite traditional pie? If the crust was to be made without the smooth, creamy delectability butter brings to the pastry in which the filling is nestled or enveloped, is it really even a pie? I think milk has become such an integral part of our society it’s easy to overlook just how important it is, by way of maintaining the lifestyles we currently have. In fact, so many products on our shelves contain dairy I would be here all day listing them and I’d likely leave many off the list because I don’t even know what they are! A quick look at which products contain dairy will tell you enough. And if it wasn’t enough that my research brought all these interesting facts and theories up, the internet decided to springboard off of my searches and find something truly amazing for me. Really, it did the hard work and found a recipe for fried milk. Yes, fried milk. I’ve heard of some weird fried items (deep fried beer being one of them), but I had never heard of fried milk, yet it’s prevalent in many different cultures around the world in different forms. Gulab jamun in India, chow lai in China and leche frita in Spain, to name but a few. Well, it was leche frita the internet suggested I take a gander at and let me just say, it looked positively scrumptious. It’s little squares of thick, sweetened milk fried to golden perfection. Leceh frita is centuries old and although several regions of Spain lay claim to the dessert, most people seem to think it was made by nuns, and then sold as a way to maintain their convents. Leche frita, known by many monikers around the globe, seems to have the same basic ingredients regardless
of region. Milk, which is made into custard with a thickening agent (typically cornstarch), which is then made into little cubes or bits, which are breaded and fried. The contrast created is simply divine; crunchy exterior, with sweet, soft, gooey interior. Is there anything better than this contrast? Methinks it’ll be hard to find something to top this. Of course, fried milk can vary in it’s ingredients – from the thickening agent to the addition of certain other flavors. Some will add gelatin to thicken the milk, as opposed to cornstarch, and this results in a lighter version of the dessert; other people like to simmer down on the sweetness and use other flavoring agents, such as ginger or even rosewater. Whatever way it’s made, just know it will be one of the tastiest things you’ll try! Dear readers, I think it is most fitting to observe National Dairy Month in as many ways as you can. Throughout June, why not celebrate butter and yogurt, milk and cream? Drink an ice cold glass of it while you eat your cookies, make a creamy dessert, enjoy a tub of yogurt and maybe throw in some fresh berries for a little something extra. However you choose to celebrate National Dairy Month is up to you and I hope you enjoy it completely! I’m including the recipe for fried milk and if you try it, let me know how you like it! Please send any and all comments, questions and certainly, recipes you would like to share to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll do just that – Dish! Fried Milk ½ cup cornstarch ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cinnamon 3 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon butter ¼ to ½ teaspoon grated lemon peel 2 eggs, beaten ¾ cup breadcrumbs Mix together sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon in a medium saucepan. Gradually stir in the milk. Heat to boiling over a medium heat while stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute while stirring, then remove from heat. Stir in the lemon peel and butter and spread in an ungreased baking dish (8 x 8 inches). Refrigerate uncovered for no less than 3 hours, until firm. When it’s firm, cut into squares using a wet knife. Dip the squares into the beaten eggs and coat with breadcrumbs. Heat approximately ½ an inch to an inch of oil to 360°F and fry a couple squares at a time, until light golden brown. Use paper towels to absorb excess oil, sprinkle with powdered sugar, serve and enjoy! www.sciencedaily.com/ releases/2009/08/090827202513.htm To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.
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Getting Ready for Medicare Workshop 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 email@example.com
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rolling. What happens then is what needs to happen. The magic on the16th is an unexpected outcome that is probably better than any you could have planned.
CHICKEN LITTLE & THE ASTROLOGER By Wesley Hallock
ARIES (March 21-April 19) You have a lot going for you this week. Mentally, you’re likely to be at your competitive best, and it probably won’t take much triggering to prove that you’re debate-ready at all times. Put mildly, this means you’ll have no problem getting your point across. Your ego energies on the 16th are quite likely on par with the mental, making you a potent package, indeed. Don’t be surprised by offers to grapple. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) You’re likely to feel rather unaggressive about defending your personal rights this week. This could, at any other time, make you easy prey for anyone wanting to take unfair advantage of you, but that is unlikely now. The reason is that you have staunch defenders eager to intervene. Some would actually welcome the opportunity to speak and act in your defense in ways that you will not. They’re waiting in the wings on the 16th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Topping your priority list this week might be that you keep physically active. This is not the time for sedentary tasks. Ideally, you’ll keep mind and body both engaged simultaneously. Your mental acuity is apt to be high, but intellectual expression alone is not enough. Hands-on work and play are necessary if you are to take full advantage of the energies coursing within you. Optimism makes the difference on the 16th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Events are likely this week that inspire you to give freely of your friendship, kindness and nurturing support. As you give, so will you receive, but receiving is the lesser of what is happening here. The feeling of liberation and self renewal that a long vacation brings is yours for the taking. All that is asked is that you open your heart in the way the moment demands. The most important thing on the16th is to be yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your actions and activities this week are likely to be outwardly directed, but many fulfillments lie definitely inward. The emotional rewards born of cooperative group activity come your way at every turn, provided you truly have the collective good in mind. Let I, me and mine be the least used words in your vocabulary. In that way, you stand to make the most of what the 16th, in particular, has to offer. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Networking and the benefits that come of sharing and comparing ideas is the gift of the week. Social exchange is your ally no matter what your endeavor. Friends, family and professional contacts are all included. The mere act of communicating starts the ball
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) When it comes to acquiring money and things material, this week pits your methods against the possibly more conventional practices that you may have purposely chosen to violate or ignore. If your maverick ways bear fruit, don’t assume too much, too soon. You may be proven correct, or it could be that you just got lucky. It’s too early to know for sure. Take the 16th for what it is, another step among many to come. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The wild card in your deck is likely to turn face up this week. This means the appearance of an unknown or unpredictable event whose value to you can’t be decided in advance. This is the spice that makes life interesting, the refreshing change of pace that is the antidote to boredom. There is nothing for you to do or not do. Just be. Randomness reaches peak potency on the 16th. Check your lottery card. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) At every turn this week, in everything that you do, you will face a single broad choice. It is the choice between the safety and comfort of the known, and the new and exciting, but less safe, unknown. Support for going with the new and exciting will probably far exceed the opposite. Expect someone to utter some version of, “jump in, the water is fine!” A possible chance to test the waters for yourself comes on the 16th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You are not alone in your quest for a better way. The many people working with you and for you this week are united by a common goal. As a group, you are each other’s best assurance that your efforts for more and better will see success. With that in mind, make sure that your goals are real expressions of yourself as you are now, and not empty wishes from other times. The difference is important on the 16th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Your attentions continue to be turned outward this week in ways that impact your business, career, social status or reputation. Everything you do reaches beyond your immediate sphere and subjects you to public scrutiny. Your sway within the public arena is larger than usual now. Make use of the opportunity for wider recognition if that suits your overall goal. The 16th is right for making your presence felt and your voice heard. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Impulsive actions and hastily-made decisions are something to guard against this week. This high-energy period you are experiencing continues long enough that you might consider utilizing it in a home-renovation or similar physical project. Hard labor at any task is an excellent expression of energies not suited to finesse. The wide perspective afforded on the 16th may clarify your choices.
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Life Tributes Martin Rudy Whittaker Aug. 20, 1938 – April 7, 2019
Rudy had a long, wonderful life but we still feel like he left us too soon, after a mercifully short bout with pancreatic cancer. Just over a year ago he lost his beloved wife of more than 50 years, Julie. Together again, they join their daughter, Dana Whittaker(Zazueta), who preceded them in death in 2007. Rudy was kind, helpful, and accepting to every person he met. He was courteous and generous at all times, with all people. Since moving to Whidbey Island in 2004 from California, to be near family, he and Julie made many dear friends in their neighborhood, at their church, and in the community at large. Hiking, gardening, birdwatching, language and literature, classical music, opera, and serving others were among his greatest interests. As a child he lived in the Sierra Mountains in Calif. His father was a park ranger, which led to a lifelong passion for the outdoors. He hiked thousands of miles, and fly-fished remote wilderness lakes and streams for decades. Rudy served his country with distinction. He achieved the rank of Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Combat Intelligence. As a linguist, fluent in many languages, especially German, he interpreted, questioned, and tested enemy forces, on the ground and in the air, listening to their communications at great personal risk. He served in Berlin and was reactivated during the Bosnian war. He opened a ground cover nursery near his home in California, and went on to teach horticulture at San Joaquin Delta Community College. Rudy loved sharing his knowledge. He often volunteered on South Whidbey, and enjoyed his time working on landscaping projects, including the Freeland Library. Left behind are his sister, Marilyn Taratoris (Whittaker) of Athens Greece; son, Jacob Whittaker of Davis, Calif.; daughter, Deirdre (Goldie) and her husband Bret Christensen of Freeland, Wash; and son-in-law, Blanco Zazueta of Oakland, Calif. He was so proud of his grandchildren and their many achievements: Asa Holtby (Jones), Ruby Jones, Angus Jones, Neaj Zazueta-Whittaker, Brendan Whittaker, Myca Bartel (Christensen), Maverick Christensen, and Magnus Christensen (age 12) who was able to spend so much time with his amazing grandparents as they shared their knowledge and caring grace as he grew. Great-granddaughters: Adaya and Luna Bartel, June Holtby, and the newest, little Rudi Whittaker, born just after Rudy’s passing. Many nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends will sorely miss Rudy and his calm, capable demeanor. He was truly the best man I ever met. Please join us for a celebration of life for Martin Rudy Whittaker at Langley United Methodist Church, Aug. 3 at 2 p.m.
William E. Chiles William (Bill) Edward Chiles was born Feb. 21, 1928 in Champaign, Ill. and passed away May 18 at age 91 in Oak Harbor, Wash. The family moved to Springfield, Ill. when Bill was a year old. Bill attended Lawrence Grade School and graduated from Springfield High in January 1946. In February, on his 18th birthday, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Army Air Corps as a weatherman in Okinawa. Bill was discharged in late 1947 from the U.S. Air Force and returned to Springfield. In 1951, he graduated from Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy in mechanical engineering and worked in the aerospace industry as a design engineer at GE in Lynn, Mass. and at the Eldec Corp in the Seattle area. He had many patents in his field and retired in 1993. Bill enjoyed boating, skiing, senior men’s softball, golf, the Seattle Mariners and Seahawks and especially family gatherings. He was also a member of the Oak Harbor Yacht Club. William was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Mary Lee (Goodman) Chiles; his brother, Richard; his sister, Betty Chiles Gray; his grandson, Adam Becker; and his beloved dog, Ray. He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 67 years, Marjorie, and five children: sons, William Jr. (Debbie) and Robert (Kathy); daughters, Laura Boyes (Dick), Tracy Becker (Mike), and Becky Backstrom (Guy); and by niece and ward, Lee Stemler (Karl), all of Washington. He is also survived by his brother, Howard Chiles, Jr, and his son Robert L. Chiles of Springfield and sister Barbara Miller of Decatur.; 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family would like to thank Hospice of the Northwest, Mt. Vernon: Leslie, Jennie, and many others for their kind and devoted care. William will be buried at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Wash. June 14, 2019. Aug. 4, there will be a celebration of life at Dugualla Bay Clubhouse. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bill’s name to the SPCA and VFW Post 7392. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, Wash.
Victoriano Mangandi Fernandez Victoriano Mangandi Fernandez was the second of four children born to Roman Fernandez and Genoveva Delacruz. He immigrated to the U.S. 20 years ago. Bert, as he is known to family and friends, was an avid fisherman. With his gentle touch and seemingly magical way of casting his reel, he almost always caught salmon on his first or second cast. Others around him wondered how he did it, however, it was no surprise to those who knew him well. He grew up with his brothers diving the Agno River in the Philippines and fished with bare hands. Bert made a lot of friends while living first in Coupeville, Wash. and then Oak Harbor, Wash. He always shared his catch with friends and neighbors. June 2, he passed away at the age of 85 to be with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We are so blessed to have had him with us these past years. We would like to thank you all who shared our grief through your thoughts and prayers. We also extend our gratitude to WhidbeyHealth and Skagit Valley Regional Hospital for their outstanding care during Bert’s brief stay with them. We are also very grateful to Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation, especially to Kelly, for the unparalleled service they provided. We thank Pastor Mark Geer, of Oak Harbor Assembly of God Church, for lifting us up in prayer and for sharing words of comfort and encouragement during the memorial service. Bert is survived by his spouse of 57 years, Rosita Binayan Fernandez, six children, four daughters-in-law, and 11 grandchildren. Bert is also survived by his stepmom, Jualing, 11 brothers and sisters, and countless nephews and nieces.
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Lions are hard at work with plans for another mother-of-all island Garage Sale. You can get just about anything you want including indoor and outdoor furniture, appliances, power tools, bikes, sporting goods, mowers, electronics, lamps, collectibles and antiques, jewelry, dishes, cookware, plastics, linens, holiday décor, luggage, hardware, building materials, toys, art/frames, movies, music and throw in some summer-time books and games as an added bonus. The fun is all about the hunt for that magical something and it’s a great way to furnish a dorm, apartment or new home. But wait…there’s more! After a trial balloon of plant sales in the past, this department is now revamped and improved with nearly 800 plants (thanks to donations from various gardeners and garden clubs). For the truly plant-addicted, there will be a Saturday Master Gardener Information Booth and fabulous plant-related raffle items. This is probably the final island plant sale for those “late-tothe-party” gardeners, who still need shrubs, grasses, trees, perennials, tomatoes, rhubarb, hanging baskets, or house plants. Funds derived from the annual Garage Sale are a major source of recurring income for the Coupeville Lions Foundation. Proceeds help support a wide variety of local services including Coupeville Schools, Boy Scouts, scholarships, food bank, senior services, parks, youth coalition, sports, learn-to-swim, sight and hearing, medical equipment, Camp Horizon and others. Earnings realized from the sale of donated items go to make our community a better place to live, work and play. The Lions thank the community for their generous donations and shopping support. After 40 successful years of service by the Lions, you need to come hear that gun go off, feel the rush and see why we roar and rock the slogan “Biggest and Best in Our World.” [Submitted by Marilyn Pulk]
Skagit Valley College’s Cardinal Craft Brewing Smoked Scotch Ale wins Silver at 2019 North American Brewers Association International Beer Awards Skagit Valley College’s Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy is pleased to announce its Smokey the Beer Smoked Scotch Ale won a Silver Award in the Smoke Beer category at the 2019 North American Brewers Association International Beer Awards for Excellence in Brewing. The competition included over 1,900 entries and was held May 29-31 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Cardinal Craft Brewing’s win this year is the third win in a row using smoked malt by Skagit Valley Malting. Now, in its fourth year, SVC’s Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy was the first craft brewing program to be offered among Washington’s community and technical colleges. The Academy is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge for successful employment in the expanding craft brewing industry. SVC has collaborated with regional craft brewing and malting professionals in its multi-disciplinary program. Students learn brew science through hands-on experience in the academy’s Brew Lab, and at internships with local breweries. Cardinal Craft Brewing also operates a family-friendly Tap Room, which is open to the public from 4:00 to 8:00pm Friday afternoons at 15579 Peterson Road, Burlington. For more information, visit www.skagit.edu/craftbrew [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]
Local Business News Ninth Annual Open House at Freeland Art Studios Come and see what’s new at the Freeland Art Studios from 11:00am to 4:00pm Saturday. Sue Taves has returned from sculpting in Italy and her stone and sculpture shipment recently arrived at the studio. There’s also a new permanent member at the studio. He is Matt Monforte, who joined the studio last fall. His specialty is primarily painting and drawing, mostly figurative work. A couple of guest artists who have been using the studio space intermittently will also join in the event. Come
and meet Therese Kingsbury and Benjamin Mefford. Those attending can hear about Woody Morris’s “Legend Bench” project just installed in the City of Kenmore at the north end of Lake Washington and will find out what everyone else has been up to over the winter. Freeland Art Studios is a large studio space; over 7,000 square feet housing 12 separate artist workspaces. Artists at the Freeland Art Studios work in a variety of different media, including stone, metal, clay tile, jewelry, mosaics, cast glass, bronze, wood, resin paintings, painting, mixed media and water features. Artists are Penelope Crittenden, Carol Rose Dean, Therese Kingsbury, Benjamin Mefford, Matt Monforte, Woody Morris, Sara Owens, Karen Renz, Sue Taves, Declan Travis, Lane Tompkins, and Lloyd Whannell. Many of the artists will be at the studio for the open house and will have completed art for sale as well as new works in progress. Stop by to see what’s new and enjoy some light refreshments. The studio is located at 1660 Roberta Ave., off of Harbor Avenue, in Freeland (behind Whidbey Island Bank and the WAIF Thrift store.) For more information go to www.FreelandArtStudios.com. Contact Sue Taves 360-626-3437 with any questions.
Spotlight on Local Authors The Langley Whale Center invites the community to stop by Saturday, June 22 as they feature area authors at the “Spotlight on Local Authors” event as a part of Orca Action Month. This is a casual meet and greet from 12:00 to 5:00pm. Authors who will be there to sign and discuss their books are Sharon Mentyka, author of the young adult fiction book “Chasing at the Surface,” the story of a young girl’s encounters with orcas in Dye’s Inlet and how she adapts to changes in her family life. Also attending is Rebecca Pillsbury, author of 2018’s “Guided by Whales,” an exploration of career paths and passion projects that have been inspired by interactions with whales. Rebecca has also written “Saved by the Blues” 2016 and “Finding Ecstasy” from 2014. Other authors may be stopping by as well. The Langley Whale Center’s Gift Shop features works by Sandra Pollard, author of 2014’s “Puget Sound Whales for Sale” and her new book released in 2019, “A Puget Sound Orca in Captivity: The Fight to Bring Lolita Home.” Sandra’s books are well researched and have a deep understanding of the local orca captures and the efforts to retire Lolita/Tokitae- who has been living in a tiny tank at Miami Seaquarium since her capture in Penn Cove in 1970. Also available is the new book, “Endangered Orcas,” by Monika Wieland Shields from Orca Behavior Institute. This important book explains what has been learned about our endangered Southern Resident Orcas and how we can help. The Gift Shop includes books by David Newiert, a freelance journalist who has written many books, including 2015’s “Of Orcas and Men” and Dave Anderson, local author of “Spill,” a Young Adult fiction book about the environment. Diane Knoll, author of “Mysticism and Whales: A Pilgrimage” and M. Ferguson Powers, “Orca Speak” have donated their books, so 100% of sales goes to support the Langley Whale Center. Many children’s books are available including those by area authors Gina Sequera “Lolita love the Ocean,” “Umijoo,” by Casson Trenor and long-time favorite, “Granny’s Clan,” by Sally Hodso and Ann Jones. A variety of nature board books are great for the little ones. For more information about the Langley Whale Center, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Wendy Sines at langleywhalecenter@whidbey. com or leave a message at 360-221-7505, or visit https://www.facebook.com/LangleyWhale Center. For more information about Orca Network and their programs www.orcanetwork.org or visit www.facebook.com/
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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.
PUBLIC NOTICE Norcliffe Water Association will hold a Public Water Use Efficiency Meeting Tues. June 25, 6:30-7p.m. in the Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room. For more information, email norcliffewaterassn@gmail. com (1)
GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Multi-family garage sale extravaganza! Saturday, June 15, 8am-3pm, 184 NW Delta Court, Oak Harbor. Furniture, exercise equipment, baby girl items, car. Something for everyone! Garage sale – Moving after 45 years on Whidbey Island: Saturday, June 15, 9am-2pm and Sunday, June 16, 9amnoon, 582 NW. 2nd Ave, Oak Harbor. Many tools, furniture, antique king size bed, China and crystal collectibles, various collections, fishing gear, dining room table and chairs and various cabinets. Garage Sale: Saturday, June 15, 10am-4pm, Ensign Drive, Oak Harbor. Household items, lamps, vintage Japanese tea sets/paintings, quilt, Ironstone dinner set, Edenpure heater, misc. NO toys/kids. Father’s Day Community Moving Sale of the Century: Sunday, June 16, 9am-4pm, 1204 NE Burnham Place, Coupeville (off Parker Road). Furniture, books, fishing gear, dishes, pewter collectibles, garden & yard stuff. Multi-family - goodies for all. Garage Sale – 3 generations: Here we go again! Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23, 9am-4pm, 1734 Whales Run Place, Coupeville. Look for red signs on Hwy 20, 1 mile towards Oak Harbor from Coupeville traffic light. Quality items, furniture, collectables, new luggage, bicycle, RV and garden items, lanterns, CDs/
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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 Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. 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
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Imagine Oak Harbor’s first Food Forest, Saturdays 11am3pm, at 526 Bayshore Drive. Each week, we have volunteer opportunities available to help care for our community garden, share organic gardening tips, and learn Permaculture principles. All ages and skill levels welcome. Schedule can change due to adverse weather conditions. If you have any questions, please contact us at: imagineapermacultureworld.gmail.com Mother Mentors needs volunteers! Oak Harbor families with young children need your help! Volunteer just a couple of hours a week to make a difference in someone’s life! To volunteer or get more info, email wamothermentors@ gmail.com or call 360-3211484. Looking for board members to join the dynamic board of Island Senior Resources and serve the needs of Island County Seniors. Of particular interest are representatives from North Whidbey. For more information please contact: email@example.com
JOB MARKET Looking for someone to clean Airbnb home between guests. Must be available between 11 a.m and 3 p.m. Schedule varies but is frequent. Near Deception Pass. All cleaning supplies provided. Good pay, must be dependable. Call 206931-7636 or email jolacey.JL@ gmail.com (3)
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 Greenbank Organic Community Veggie Garden: Yearround, spaces available. Call for details, 360-914-4304 (0) 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) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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.
ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Round bales of grass feeder hay, barn stored. 360-3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift
stores in Oak Harbor (465 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.
WANTED Art, Antiques & Collectibles. Cash paid for quality items. Call or text 360-661-7298 Was your Dad or Gramps in Japan or Germany? I collect old 35 mm cameras and lenses. Oak Harbor, call 970823-0002
RECREATION Camping items: Brookstone waterproof floating lantern, for camping, patio, poolside, or emergencies, new, $5 or best offer; Old (but clean) Thermos 1-gallon jug, $5; Versatile backpack, the two parts can be used separately, or (for more serious backpacking) together, $15 obo. We have How’d youdifficulty do? rating 0.50) Puzzle 1 (Medium, 7 1 5 6 3 9 4 8 2 9 8 6 5 2 4 3 1 7 4 2 3 7 8 1 5 6 9
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