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Family Guide by Amy Hannold A Universe of Stories! Sno-Isle Library’s Summer Reading Program & Events: Now through Aug. 31, ages 18 and younger can join the summer program and attend a variety of fun events. Registration for the reading program can be done online, or in person. Once participants have logged 10 hours of reading, they can choose a free book. Events are listed at each library’s website; some may require registration. FREE MEALS FOR YOUTH THIS SUMMER: North Whidbey: Oak Harbor Public Schools will host the Summer Food Service Program now through Aug. 23. Free meals will be served to those 18 years and under at seven locations in Oak Harbor. Breakfast, in addition to lunch, will be served only at Olympic View Elementary, at 8 a.m. No registration or application is required. Students need only arrive, Monday through Friday, at the designated time, and eat the meal where it is served. For locations and menu visit South Whidbey: Whidbey Island Nourishes coordinates the free meal program, available for children old enough to eat solid food through age 18. To participate and receive lunches weekly, register at Whidbey Nourish’s website. Free meals are also available at Good Cheer’s thrift stores or food bank and other locations. Everyone’s Welcome to The Backyard: The Backyard’s mission is to remove barriers in accessibility to indoor play and quality fitness. Whether your obstacle is the ability to pay for fitness activities, or you have children and need a space where the whole family is welcome, The Backyard exists to connect you to active opportunities. Volunteers are welcome, work can be exchanged for class/ activity tuition or they have a variety of payment options. Get fit with Yoga, Kettle Bells, Open Play, Youth/ Adult Movement Exploration, and more. The Backyard will celebrate its first anniversary with an Open House July 18, 4–6 p.m. and a summer camp, “Move Your Body,” geared to ages 5 to 12, Aug. 5-7, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The Backyard is a registered 501c3 organization. A Summer of Art, Movement, Science, & More: The South Whidbey Community Center will be hosting free events and programs: LEGO Play, Family Game Time, Coding, Marimba, ‘Mathematical Experiences,’ Martial Arts, Soccer, and Sno-Isle Library’s creative and ‘Out of this World’ activities. The center is also home to “pay-to-play” programs with Island Dance, The Backyard, Meaningful Movement Dance and Yoga, Whidbey Futsal Soccer, Marimba Summer Camp, The Learning Lab of Langley, Whidbey Children’s Theater, Tiger Martial Arts and others. Living History at Fort Casey: The 9th Coast Artillery District will be hosting a living history event at Fort Casey Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Demonstrations will be presented at random intervals. This event is free; however, a Discover Pass is required for parking. Explore Whidbey’s State Parks: Whidbey’s Washington State Parks will offer events throughout the summer including the Discovery Lab at Deception Pass Park, concerts, a speaker series, Junior Ranger events, guided beach and park walks, swimming and concessions at Cranberry Lake, and interpretive programs. These events are free; however, a Discover Pass is required for parking. The “Hike Whidbey’s State Parks” series requires registration: or call 360-678-1186. Calendar: calendar or the Whidbey Macaroni Kid online calendar. PBY - Naval Air Museum Anniversary: To celebrate the museum’s fifth anniversary, July admission fees will be the retro price of $5. This is the admission charged on opening day, and before

the PBY-5A Catalina was moved from the Seaplane Base to the Aircraft Display Area, when admission went up to $7. Experience naval history through interactive exhibits, artifacts, flight simulators and more. Summertime Swap Meets: The Whidbey Lions Club is hosting a series of swap meets at the Blue Fox Drive-In. Bring the family, there’ll be something for everyone! Admission and parking are free, the $20 vendor fees benefit community service programs. The swap meets will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following dates: July 6, 20, Aug. 3, 17, 31, Sept. 21 and 28. During the swap meets, concessions will be available for purchase from the drive-in, the arcade and go-carts will be open mid-morning to close. Vendors: 360-679-9468 or Free Kids’ Fishing Derby, July 6, with the Buccaneers of Oak Harbor Yacht Club: Register 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. at the entrance to the Oak Harbor Marina, for the Derby which runs noon to 1:30 p.m. Fishing is open to youth ages 12 and younger. Bring your fishing pole with a single hook, life jacket (for ages 10 and younger), tackle and fishing line. Only bait provided at the event can be used. A free hotdog picnic following the fishing derby. “Lion King, Jr.” at Whidbey Playhouse: The African savannah comes to life with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again. July 12 through July 28. Whidbeyplayhouse. com Skyfair July 20 at Paine Field: Don’t miss the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum’s biggest air and ground show event of the year! See vintage aircraft take to the skies and tanks cruise the grounds! FAMILY-FRIENDLY SUMMER CAR SHOWS: Cool Bayview Nights: Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bayview Hall, Langley. Cruise into The Skagit Casino Car Show: Sunday, July 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Car Show to Benefit Vietnam Veterans: Sunday, July 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. La Conner Classic Boat & Car Show: Saturday, Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whidbey Island Car Show: Saturday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Whidbey Fairgrounds, NEX Whidbey Car Show: Saturday, Aug. 10, 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. NASWI Seaplane Base, 360-2570541. Circumnavigate Whidbey: This Coupeville fundraiser supports teacher grants for educational enrichment, college scholarships, and student learning opportunities. A brave group of adventurers will bike over 120 miles, run 26 miles, and swim 2 miles over 2 days (two half Ironman Triathlons) on the Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. July Events of Note: Stanwood-Camano Summer Arts Jam Festival, July 12–14, Concrete Vintage Fly-In, With Classic Cars on Display, July 13, Skagit Valley Highland Games, July 13–14, Mt. Vernon, Fly Day & Community Aviation Day at Heritage Flight Museum, July 13, Burlington. Shipwreck Festival, July 20, Anacortes, Lavender Festival at Ananda Farms, July 27, Camano Island. Connect to Whidbey-Area summer camps, activities, and events at

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At least we all got a free meal at the Dobbs House in the Dallas airport while waiting for the Houston humidity to lift.

According to Wikipedia, my favorite source for cutting and pasting referenced material, the slipper can be traced “back to the 12th century when the Vietnamese had been wearing slippers. But in the West, the record can only be traced to 1478.”

Robe Mom Our cousin Jonelle’s kids won’t call her on the phone when she is RobeWoman. Already robed and slippered, Jonelle is not in the receiving mode. Bring on the Hallmark channel.

Wikipedia did not specify the details, but this legal beagle found a reference in a September 10, 2013 blog in the United Kingdom entitled, The History of the Slipper by Betsy Blue, discussed at blogs/news/9037635-history-of-the-slipper for more scoop.

While slippers may not be safe for climbing ladders or carrying laundry up the steps, Fred MacMurray once used a slipper as self defense to force a zoo lion down his hallway on My Three Sons. That episode is still my sister’s favorite and one reason she never refused a pair of old slippers gifted by Aunt Dorothy.

“The word slipper comes from the verb to slip. It is thought that slippers were originally from the East but they have been worn by every culture. The earliest recorded reference to the slipper was in the 12th century by a Southern Song Dynasty Officer where he describes two types of slipper he saw in what is now Vietnam. These slippers had a thong to fit between the toes or a leather strap across the foot and the outsoles would have been made of leather.

I’ll have to Bing “previously owned slippers” to see if there is a market.

In the East, the slipper was a symbol of captivity. A Sultan’s harem would wear them for indoors making it easy to slip the shoes on and off before stepping on expensive Persian carpets. The slippers were very soft and comfortable and for indoors use, therefore, a concubine wouldn’t have been able to make a break for freedom in them as they were too thin and slippery for the hard rocky roads outside.” Well, sometimes the truth hurts, no matter how comfortable the slippers are. Slipper power Growing up in the 50s, I saw lots of movies and television shows with scenes of someone bringing Dad his slippers. It may have been Clifton Webb in Cheaper by the Dozen, or Robert Young in Father Knows Best, or Lewis Stone as Judge James Hardy, Mickey Rooney’s dad in the Andy Hardy movies. Slippers were important. Slippers meant comfort, quiet, and reading the evening paper. Slippers meant I ain’t going anywhere. Slippers meant someone else was going out to get stuff. The exception–our Dad going outside in the morning wearing slippers and a robe to get the morning paper previously tossed on the driveway. Robes r us As a kid, I always thought it funny to see Mr. Audet or Mr. Koble get their morning papers while wearing robes and slippers. Of course, for me, other parents always made me laugh, or scared me enough not to ever come back. Whenever Dad wanted me to get his slippers, I always thought it an honor. Slippers meant Dad was comfortable. Slippers meant he was not on the phone or out checking on tomatoes or roses in his garden. Mom barely slowed down enough to wear slippers, but her sister Dorothy was all about slippers. Aunt Dorothy I can still hear Aunt Dorothy flopping down the wooden hallway on Eastover Drive in Jackson, Miss. That flopping sound meant no one trying to sleep on a towel pallet on the floor would be able to sleep late. When Dorothy’s slippers started flopping, it

I still have Aunt Dorothy’s clip on ties she gifted me. After seeing me clip on one of her gifts, Dad taught me the Royal Windsor knot, locking my clip ons up in his liquor cabinet.





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We were boots wearing boots, no matter how many times we tried to slip out of formation. Slipper sports Imagine if professional athletics permitted only house slippers for competition.


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Of course, I had never asked who invented the shoe either, but the slipper, that history is a shoe to pursue.

I think humidity in the south may just be another method to keep the Yankees from moving down there.

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While eavesdropping on a couple of newlyweds discussing the use of slippers, it occurred to me I had never asked the question, “Who invented the slipper?”

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Spikeless slipper football. Slipper softball. Slipper basketball, baseball, and bowling. Slipper basketball might lead to a mess of injuries. It is already slippery on a basketball court.

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Slipper baseball would provide creative tactics for turning a double play or stealing a base. Where is the threat in a spike-free slippers-inthe-air base stealer Ty Cobb? By the way, I just learned Ty Cobb had 15 five hit games in his career. Ichiro had seven five hit games in his career, with 10 consecutive years hitting 200 or more hits in a season. Ty and Ichiro made others wish they were wearing slippers, not spikes. Slipper bowling would turn into a Chevy Chase fall down show. Survivor Slipper? That concept may not work as those I wishI-could-take-a-shower-and-have-a-MacDonalds Big Mac folks surviving in bug-infested, reptile-infested, no radio signal remote islands would always have wet slippers. No amount of money could get me on one of those survivor shows, with or without slippers. Thankfully, while the Marine Corps trained me and a platoon of recruits to survive in difficult situations, the closest I have come to applying my Marine survivor training in boot camp is to live in a train. With only 39 feet of track laid so far in 35 years, I may need more time to get this railroad connected to the Freeland Post Office. Think it is tough now? Imagine how tough it would be to turn left out of the post office parking lot with a caboose in the way.

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Whether we wear them, give them away as Father’s Day gifts, or use them as small containers to feed the cat, slippers are a big part of our lives. Just ask Cinderella, Dorothy, or Toto. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at | (800) 584-8859 Member FDIC

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Bits & Pieces Want to Teach Your Skill, Show Off Your Wares or Entertain a Crowd? Join the Langley Chamber of Commerce at Comforts Winery, 5219 View Road, Langley, from 5:30 to 7:30pm Thursday to learn about the Whidbey Island Harvest Festival to be held October 3 – 6, 2019, at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds and Events Center. This event is a collaboration between Whidbey Island Grown, Whidbey Island Vintners and Distillers Association, Whidbey Island Arts Council, the Port of South Whidbey Fairgrounds and Events Center, and the Langley Chamber of Commerce. This four-day event will offer opportunities for local artists, growers, vintners, restaurateurs, chefs, musicians and artisans to bring their talent together in celebration of all that is Whidbey Island. The chamber is currently seeking presenters for October 3 and 4 to host classes and talks about topics associated with life on Whidbey Island, from foraging to growing, cooking to cabinetry. For the weekend, October 5 and 6, vendor space is available for those wanting to sell their wares and provide information to the public. There will be both indoor and outdoor booth space available for rent. The Pole Barn will be available for music, food and wine vendors. Organizers are encouraging use of local ingredients and innovative preparation. Both local restaurants and caterers are welcome to participate. Come enjoy a glass of wine and hear all of the details. Contact Inge Morascini, Langley Chamber of Commerce at Langley@Whidbey. com if you have questions or cannot attend the meeting. [Submitted by Inge Morascini, Langley Chamber of Commerce]

Larsen Invites Constituents to Coupeville Community Coffee Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) invites constituents to meet him at a Community Coffee Saturday. Community Coffees are an opportunity for Larsen to hear directly from constituents about important issues in an informal setting. Larsen will hold a Community Coffee at the Coupeville Library Meeting Room from 10:00 to 11:30am. The Coupeville Library is located at 788 NW Alexander Street. [Submitted by Amanda Munger, Rep. Rick Larsen’s office]

Read a Book and Stroll Windjammer Park’s New Story Trail Children and adults will soon have a chance to read a book while strolling along the new Story Trail at Oak Harbor’s reimagined Windjammer Park. The Oak Harbor Library and Oak Harbor Parks Department have teamed up to install 26 sign posts illustrating a children’s book. Sno-Isle Libraries Executive Director Lois Langer Thompson and other library officials will join city officials in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the splash park and Story Trail at 10:30am Saturday. The paved trail starts at the new children’s splash park, meanders along the beachfront and ends at the new children’s playground. Story Trail debuts with “Little Wolf’s First Howling” by Laura McGee Kvasnosky. “Getting kids moving, being outside with their families and encouraging reading is what

it’s all about,” said Mary Campbell, Sno-Isle Libraries District Manager.

nurtured by South Whidbey organizations and many talented residents.

The Story Trail officially opens at 2:00pm. Kvasnosky and her illustrator-sister, Kate McGee, will both attend, and Kvasnosky will read from her book. Librarians from the Oak Harbor Library will lead walks along the Story Trail. The Sno-Isle Libraries Bookmobile will also be at the park from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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Oak Harbor Parks Department staff installed and painted the sign posts and attached brass plaques that show who sponsored each post.

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Skagit Valley College Whidbey Island Campus Celebrates Student Achievement at the 62nd Annual Honors Reception

Oak Harbor Community Library staff will change the Story Trail panels several times per year with a new book.

South Whidbey Acoustic Music Festival The tenth annual South Whidbey Acoustic Music Festival is 11:00am to 4:00pm Sunday at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market at the intersection of Highway 525 and Thompson Road.

Organic produce and handmade crafts, as well as prepared food and coffee, will be available from local vendors. Coolers will be on hand to keep purchases cold while patrons stay and enjoy the music. Also in the lineup are three local Whidbey Island acts: Blues/rock singer-songwriter and novelist Rick Vander Kam, Clinton resident Cecilia Jacobson-Ross and Timothy Hull, a seasoned Northwest singer-songwriter, born and raised on Whidbey, whose lyrics explore everyday life. A suggested donation of $15, or whatever patrons are able to pay, supports these artists. Festival organizer Russell Clepper of the Muse & eye said he is proud of this year’s line-up. “I’m particularly glad that Timothy Hull can make it this year,” Clepper said. “He was supposed to perform in the very first festival in 2010, but got held up in a long line of cars at the Mukilteo ferry and couldn’t make it in time.” In the weeks following the festival, the Tilth Farmers’ Market will continue to host live music during its regular hours of 11:00am to 2:00pm every Sunday. Visitors can find ready-to-eat hot food to enjoy on picnic tables while listening to live music. Vendors have fresh local produce, flowers, bread and crafts of many kinds. SNAP and FMNP customers are welcome. For more information, visit or call 360-321-0757. [Submitted by Ben Elfland]

Home Spun - World Class The Empyrean Quartet at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Whidbey Island musicians, Empyrean Quartet, playing classical music on the Michael Nutt Mainstage Sunday at 7:30pm. The Empyrean Quartet are brothers Avrey and Dustin Scharwat, playing violin; Owen Boram playing viola; and Jasmin Graner is on cello. Sunday’s concert includes Mozart and arrangements from Scott Joplin, the Beatles, and Chicago. These homegrown musicians honed their talent in the Whidbey Island Orchestra under the direction of conductor Cynthia Morrow and local cellist and arranger James Hinkley. This concert is the culmination of focused work and connection as three of the musicians, Avrey, Dustin and Owen, leave for university in September. The band members chose the name Empyrean, which means “the top of the Heaven,” but each member of the Empyrean Quartet was


Investment Strategy Can Be Your ‘GPS’ as You Travel Toward Goals

Summer is here at last. For many people, it’s time to get the car ready for a long road trip. And with GPS-enabled smartphones, it’s now a lot easier to navigate these drives without getting lost. During your life, you may take many journeys – one of which is the long road you’ll travel toward your financial goals. But even on this path you can benefit from a “GPS” in the form of your goal-oriented, personalized strategy. Your investment strategy can function this way by helping answer these questions:

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Five artists, ranging from Nashville-bred singer-songwriter Michelle Molner to the flatland folk of Puget regulars The Muse & eye, will perform for customers as they shop and mingle around the market.

Elizabeth Brewer, ASSVC President for the Whidbey Island Campus

With many family members and friends in attendance, Skagit Valley College (SVC) Whidbey Island Campus celebrated student achievement at the College’s 62nd Annual Honors Reception June 5 at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge. Between the Mount Vernon and the Whidbey Island Campus ceremonies this year, over $450,000 in scholarships were awarded to SVC students. In addition, many departmental and club awards were presented. Dr. Tom Keegan, SVC president, and Dr. Laura Cailloux, vice president of the Whidbey Island Campus and Centers, awarded the President’s Medal to seven students for their outstanding academic achievement. To qualify, each recipient must be a graduating sophomore, have all A or A- grades, and have attended SVC for at least three quarters. President’s Medals were awarded to Cynthia Benitz, Elizabeth Brewer, Brenden Darnell, Reilly Pena, Jennifer Pinch, Gabriel Quinn, and Tiaralyn Torr. Elizabeth Brewer was recognized for her leadership and service as the Associated Students of Skagit Valley College (ASSVC) president for the Whidbey Island Campus. This year, two exceptional students were nominated for the Yates Award, the highest award bestowed at the Whidbey Island Campus. Named for the former admiral and commanding officer of NAS Whidbey who was instrumental in working with SVC to secure property for the Whidbey Island Campus, the Yates Award honors a student who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service, and academic achievement. The Yates Award recipient this year was Desirae Bradley. Among her many accomplishments at SVC, Desirae served as ASSVC treasurer. As an officer, she chose a project that is a concern for many college students: food insecurity. Through her efforts, a food pantry was established for SVC students and she also coordinated several food drives to help provide students with access to fresh fruit, staples, and toiletries. In addition, Desirae has been a leader in the Student Life office, providing program and event ideas, a staffing schedule, and energy for whatever needed to be accomplished. Desirae hopes to pursue a neuroscience degree next fall. Yates Award nominee Christian King joined the ASSVC this year as a student representative and hit the ground running. He met with all first quarter experience classes to invite new students to join Student Life, offer advice for their success, and serve as a “go to” person should they have any questions. In addition, he worked with the Basic Education for Adults classes this spring. As a class volunteer, he worked one-on-one with students to mentor and encourage them and began a volunteer program for all students. Chris is pursuing his Nursing prerequisites and plans to become a registered nurse.

How far do I have to go? Your smartphone’s GPS can quickly tell you how many miles you need to travel to arrive at your destination. And a well-constructed investment strategy can inform you of when you might reach a goal, such as having a desired amount of money when you retire, given your current age, earnings, sources of retirement income, and so on. What route should I follow? Your GPS will plot out your route, showing what turns you should take along the way. Similarly, to reach your desired financial outcome, your investment strategy helps guide the investment decisions you make, such as investing adequate amounts in the appropriate vehicles, including your 401(k) and IRA. What problems await me? When your smartphone’s GPS shows red on the route you’re following, you know that heavy traffic lies ahead. And your investment strategy can also help you manage bumps in the road, particularly if it’s a strategy you’ve designed with a financial professional, who has the knowledge and technology to create various scenarios and hypothetical illustrations to account for potential difficulties – i.e., a rate of return that’s less than expected, a lower income base than you had anticipated, greater college costs than you bargained for, and so on. When should I take an alternate route? For whatever reason, you may deviate from the course plotted by your GPS – which will then helpfully re-route you. While following your investment strategy, if you make a wrong turn, so to speak – perhaps by putting insufficient funds in a retirement account or by assembling an investment mix that has become unsuitable for your risk tolerance – you may need to get back on track. As we’ve seen, some analogies exist between your smartphone’s GPS and your investment strategy. And yet, there’s also a big difference in terms of complexity. It’s simple to program your smartphone to give you the directions you need. But crafting a personalized investment strategy takes time and effort. You need to consider all your goals – college for your children, a comfortable retirement, the ability to leave the legacy you want – along with your time horizon, risk tolerance and other factors. And your investment strategy may well need to change over the years, in response to changes in your family situation, employment and even your objectives – for example, you may decide you want to retire earlier (or later) than you had originally planned. In any case, like your GPS, your investment strategy can help guide you – so make good use of it. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it. LOCALLY OWNED The faculty at South Whidbey Center presented the South Whidbey Center Academic Excellence Award to Gracie McGill. Gracie’s instructors describe her as very conscientious and hardworking. Carol Huber started the South Whidbey Center at Bayview many years ago and served as the first director of the Center. The Carol Huber Award is awarded to a South Whidbey Center student who has shown academic scholarship and exceptional achievement. This year’s award, along with a $300 scholarship, was presented to Tristan Campbell. Because of his hard work and success, Tristan was asked to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. In addition, he earned the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for his years of work at the M-Bar-C Ranch, an organization that works with disabled children. He has also been active in 4-H and has held multiple leadership positions within the organization. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Jessie Gunn Named First Program Manager for Whidbey Community Foundation

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Most recently, Jessie was grants manager with Ballmer Group which supports efforts to improve economic mobility for children and families in the United States who are disproportionately likely to remain in poverty. Prior to this she earned her Master’s degree in public administration from the Evans School of Public Policy at the University of Washington, specializing in nonprofit management. Jessie also serves as a board member for Friends of Friends Medical Support Fund supporting South Whidbey Island. She and her husband own and operate Whidbey Pies, and reside with their family in Central Whidbey.

Together, we can end childhood hunger.

The Whidbey Community Foundation has a mission to improve the quality of life on Whidbey Island by providing support for the nonprofit sector, assisting donors to build and preserve enduring assets for charitable purpose, and meeting community needs through financial awards. In 2018, WCF held numerous free trainings on Whidbey Island for nonprofits, with over 300 participants; engaged in strategic communications with key community members and civic groups; and provided 15 grants to support the work of nonprofit groups. As program manager, Jessie will help the WCF board and volunteers provide excellent, knowledgeable service that achieves results for the nonprofit sector on Whidbey Island. Jessie can be reached through her email, or by phone at 360-660-5041.

You still have time to donate the following food items: canned soup, fruits, vegetables; applesauce; fruit juice; peanut butter; jelly and jam; cereal; macaroni and cheese; oatmeal and rice.

PBY Discounted Admission The PBY Naval Air Museum in Oak Harbor is celebrating five years at its present location. To help celebrate, all admissions during the month of July are just $5. No other discounts (senior/student/active duty) apply. The museum is located at 270 SE Pioneer Way, next to Habitat for Humanity. [Submitted by J. R. “Sonny” Starks, PBY Naval Air Museum]



worked with national foundations, government programs, nonprofits, and corporate philanthropy.

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The Board of Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) is excited to announce its first staff member, Jessie Gunn, who takes the position of part-time program manager. Jessie joined WCF in April 2019 after more than 10 years of experience in the social sector having

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Help Fight Childhood Hunger One in six kids live in a household that struggles to put food on the table, and 62 percent of teachers say children in their classrooms are coming to school hungry. This means kids are more likely to repeat a grade, experience developmental impairments and face higher risks of health issues.​ That’s why Whidbey Island bank is collecting kid-friendly food items and donations at its Oak Harbor and Midway branches through Friday. The Bank’s goal is to provide 50,000 meals to children in Washington and Oregon.

Garry Oak Gallery Welcomes New Member Artist In July, Garry Oak Gallery, in downtown Oak Harbor, is pleased to welcome new member Tina Christiansen. Tina is a painter of watercolors and acrylic works of fine art. Her professional perspective is one of being both a practicing architect and an artist for 40 years. Her work is most often about the sea. Her work has been recognized nationally by private, public and corporate collectors. She also produces a wearable art fashion line of 100 percent silk scarves. Her textile designs are sold in fine art galleries, resort hotels and art museum stores on the west coast. Her artwork is grounded in a solid understanding of perspective, anatomy and the optics of light. She holds masters and bachelors degrees in architecture from Virginia Tech and the University of Florida, respectively. Read about her artistic philosophy in the X-ray Dive Magazine online at tina-christiansen-portfolio. At Garry Oak Gallery:

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What’s Going On LOCALLY OPERATED Teaching Through God’s Word Sundays, 9:00 & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton For more information, visit

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

40th Annual Coupeville Lions Club Garage Sale Preview: Friday, June 28, 12:00-6:00pm Saturday, June 29, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, June 30, 9:00am-1:00pm Coupeville Elementary School The biggest and best garage sale in our world! This year will have an expanded plant sale with master gardener on site. Furniture, tools, appliances and much more! Sunday is half price day. For more information, call 360-6784105.

Summer Music Series - Moontans Friday, June 28, 6:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St Tickets: $15, include appetizers Enjoy live music and dancing at the Senior Center. In June the featured band will be the Moontans, a classic rock band led by Marty Malloy. They are an energetic, fun group who love to get the audience dancing! There will be a no-host wine/beer bar. Everyone 21+ is welcome. You can purchase tickets by calling 360-279-4580, stopping by the Center, going to, or at the door the night of the event.

Junior Ranger Series: The Oceans Orca-stra

After a day of fishing, join the Buccaneers for a free hot dog picnic for the entire family.

Saturday, June 29, 1:00-2:00pm Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville

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Have you ever seen the tall, black fins in waters around Whidbey Island? It’s not a shark, but the largest dolphin in the world! Orcas talk, hunt for food and raise a family through teamwork. Come learn and talk the language of orcas. Measure yourself against the life-sized orca that will be on display! Recommended for ages 4+, all are welcome. Discover Pass is required. For more information, call 360-678-1186 or email

The SeaNotes Big Band Dance Saturday, June 29, 7:30-10:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Club, Admission: $10 There will also be dance lessons by Jordan, a local dance instructor, before the dance. www.

Celebrate America! Wednesday, July 3, begins at 3:00pm Freeland Park

Friday, June 28, 7:00-9:30pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville

Bouncy house and inflatables open at 3:00pm, food vendors at 4:00pm. Main stage activities from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display over Holmes Harbor set to patriotic music. Bring the family, lawn chairs, a blanket and enjoy an evening of wholesome entertainment. Admission is free. Free shuttle service from Freeland Park and Ride begins at 4:30pm. For more information or make a donation, call 360-221-1656 or go to www.

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4th of July Firefighter Pancake Breakfast

Star Party

Thursday, July 4, 7:00-11:00am Heller Fire Station, 2720 Heller Rd, Oak Harbor

Live Music: Alex Ashley

Friday, June 28, begins at dark Prairie Overlook next to Coupeville Cemetery Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at, or visit www.

Strawberry Social Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-2:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Come and enjoy strawberries on shortcake (regular or gluten-free), waffles or ice cream; your choice for $7. Take-out is available, but it’s always more fun to eat strawberries with your friends and neighbors. Proceeds will provide continuing support for an African orphanage, help a medical missionary in Nepal, and contribute to the United Methodist Center of Relief (UMCOR). For more information, visit or call 360-6784256.

EQX Fundraiser Car Wash Saturday, June 29, 10:00am-4:00pm Les Schwab, Clinton Come one, come all and support Equestrian Crossings’ special riders by getting your car washed for a great cause! For more information, call 360-320-1573 or visit www.

Windjammer Grand Opening Saturday, June 29, 10:30am Windjammer Park, 1600 S Beeksma Dr, Oak Harbor Featuring the new splash park, explore the new park. Discover pirates, music, treasure, and more.

Have breakfast with local volunteer firefighters! Classic breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, juice or coffee. $5 for adults, $3 for 6-12 year olds.

Bikes on the Bay Thursday, July 4, 1:00pm Bayshore Drive, Oak Harbor All makes and models welcome. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Entry fee $10. Email or call 360632-3923 to register.

Guided Beach Walk Friday, July 5, 11:00am-12:00pm Fort Casey State Park, Coupeville 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@

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, July 6, 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.

39th Annual Kids’ Fishing Derby Saturday, July 6, 10:30am Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Dr. Derby is free and open for kids 12 and under. Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult and wear a life jack. Kids must bring their own fishing pole, tackle (single hooks only), line, and life jackets. Only bait provided by the Buccaneers may be used. A complete set of rules will be provided at registration.

See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, June 27, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Giles Milton’s “Nathaniel’s Nutmeg,” a brilliant adventure story of unthinkable hardship and savagery, uncharted waters and the exploitation of new worlds. Whidbey Write-In Group: Quiet Time to Write Mondays, July 1, 15, 9:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library This group is focused on the act of writing. All genres, ages, writing tool use, are welcome to come in for a quiet place and time to work on writing projects. Forty-five minutes of quiet writing, followed by a 15 minute break. We will repeat as many times as we can. There are no presentations or critiques of work in this group, just the act of writing. Soft jazz will be playing for those who need some ambient sound. Coffee and tea will be provided. Explore Summer: Juggling and Magic with Wren and Della Tuesday, July 2, 11:00-11:45am Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. Join the Clinton Library community for a morning of fun as Wren and Della juggle, clown, use magic ropes, and more to transport you to a circus of imagination! Ages 5 and up. Used Book Sale Saturday, July 6, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices! Proceeds support Friends of the Freeland Library.

Religious Services South Whidbey Community Church Sundays, 9:00-9:45am Adult Bible Study 10:00-11:00am Worship Deer Lagoon Grange, 5142 Bayview Rd, Langley Sunday, June 30: Guest Speaker, Mark Lynch. Services are followed by a light lunch and loving fellowship.

Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at 360-222-4080 or email

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor.

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

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

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

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

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 or go to www.

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 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 Island County Master Gardener Foundation Thursday, June 27, 6:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Everyone is invited to join the Island County Master Gardeners to learn about Clematis, ‘The Queen of Vines.’ Following social time and a brief business meeting, Marilynn Glenn, Master Gardener from Bellingham, will share growing methods for guaranteed success! This free presentation is open to the public.

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

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

North Whidbey Coupon Club Every Friday, 10:00am-11:30am Christian Reformed Church, Oak Harbor Cost: Free All are welcome. Coupon-clipping, money-saving conversation and new friends. Our motto is “Eat Better, For Less.” Kids welcome. Money-saving classes are available. Find us on Facebook: ”Whidbey Coupon Club” and via WHAT'S GOING ON

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Windjammer Park set to reopen Saturday in Oak Harbor

Photo Courtesy of the City of Oak Harbor Shipwreck Shores Splash Park is one of the most anticipated new features of Windjammer Park. A ribbon cutting is set for 11 a.m. Saturday for the splash park, part of the grand opening festivities.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Crews are putting the finishing touches on Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park in anticipation of its grand opening celebration Saturday. Festivities get underway at 10:30 a.m. on the eastern corner of the park with the raising of a new American flag and the singing of the National Anthem by Oak Harbor City Council member Tara Hizon, with a ribbon cutting at the new Shipwreck Shores splash park at 11 a.m., one of many changes and improvements made to the park over the past 14 months of construction. As expected, the grand opening will have all the pomp and circumstance associated with a project of this size. “Mayor Bob Severns and several other dignitaries, including state representatives, will say a few words to commemorate the reopening of Windjammer and to thank the citizens of Oak Harbor,” said Lisa Felix with the City of Oak Harbor. “The mayor and council will officially open the splash park with the ribbon cutting around 11 a.m.; Navy Band Northwest’s Funk Band will play from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by Marty Malloy and the Moontans.” Other festivities include booths with giveaways such as pirate’s booty and Otterpops for snacks, juice boxes, a treasure chest with prizes and balloon tying, according to Felix. The Buccaneers pirates and a mermaid will be on hand for photo opportunities. At 2 p.m. Sno-Isle Library will celebrate the grand opening of its story trail with a reading of “Little Wolf’s First Howling,” by author Laura McGee Kvasnosky. The library’s bookmobile will also be parked near the splash park.

“The event is meant to be fun for all ages, especially with the musical guests Navy Band Northwest and Marty Malloy and the Moontans playing,” said Felix. “We hope that the local community will come down to explore the new park, bring their picnic baskets and blankets, and enjoy the festivities.” Shipwreck Shores splash park, which was named by Ms. Fakkema’s fourth grade class at Hillcrest Elementary School, is one of the biggest changes to the park, but there are many other upgrades, too, bringing Phase 1 of the park’s redevelopment to a close. “The old structures in the park have all been removed and replaced with new elements that were selected during the Windjammer Park Integration Plan public engagement process and review by City Council,” explained Felix. “The new features are a West and East Kitchen with large, attached covered seating areas; a pavilion; and of course, the splash park.”

Photo Courtesy of the City of Oak Harbor The City of Oak Harbor’s new wastewater treatment facility has been up and running since last November, but the redevelopment of Windjammer Park has been tied to the construction project. A new interpretive center, shown here, will open in 2020, but the grand opening for the rest of the new and improved park will be held Saturday, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Even the restrooms have a unique new design, Felix said. “They are called “Portland Loos” and were developed in Portland to address misuse of restroom facilities,” she said. “There is a wealth of parking in a crescent shape accessible from two entrances on SW Beeksma Drive. Members of the community will discover that Windjammer now is a completely new park, with the change in the grading, the new facilities, and the extensive plaza adjacent to the Splash Park, the work done in Phase 1 has completely evolved into a new Windjammer Park.” Because so much of the park is new, including grass, a few sensitive areas will be sectioned off. However, the whole park will be open once again and as soon as final inspections and details are complete, people will be able to reserve facilities, most likely after July 1. “There will be certain areas of grass that will still be fenced off at the Grand Opening [Saturday] because some of the hydroseeded areas will still be very sensitive, but the main fencing will be taken down and there will be large open grass spaces,” said Felix. “The facilities, including the new kitchens and the pavilion, will be available to be reserved after the grand opening, once all of the final interior construction and inspections have been completed. We are aiming to have the facilities available to reserve the first week of July; we will post it on our social media and our website once the reservations open. “We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding that with this scale of a project, oftentimes there are details

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GUEST COLUMN By Catherine Martyn

Navigating the Whidbey Island Real-Estate Market There’s a certain magic to living on Whidbey Island. As a Vancouver Island native with a lifelong affinity for island life, I was drawn to the beauty and small community feeling of this area when I relocated here from Hawaii in 1995. What’s particularly special about Whidbey Island is that it draws people from all over the country, creating a unique melting-pot environment. As a senior real estate loan officer at Peoples Bank, my job never gets old. It’s still just as exciting to help customers buy a home now as it was when I first started in the industry 14 years ago. The real estate market is going through an interesting time, though. As anyone who’s read the headlines knows, our area has been on a boom. The real estate market on Whidbey Island takes some of its cues from Seattle, but there are important differences because most buyers aren’t dependent on the local economy. Here are a few things to consider given the current market conditions:


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timing of a sale if they are planning on buying another property. It’s a good idea to check with your bank to see what kind of bridge financing terms are available, and how this type of loan can enable you to pay cash for a new property without a contingency. Find ways to stand out from the competition. We’re seeing more second home-buyers on Whidbey Island, and competition for existing inventory can be fierce. Some realtors, in fact, are even recommending that buyers put their whole package together and send it to an underwriter before they even find a house. A good lender will get creative to give you an edge and help you become an attractive buyer. Get over the fear factor. Shopping for a home is usually seen as the exciting part of home-buying, while many people dread the mortgage loan process. I’m happy to report that the lending process can be easier, and more fun, than people think. Meet with a lender who is trusted in your community, and work with them as your advocate. With the right preparation and trusted partners in place, I am confident prospective home buyers will be able to successfully navigate the current market on Whidbey Island and find their dream home. Catherine Martyn has been in the financial service industry for more than 14 years and is an Assistant Vice President and Senior Loan Officer at the Peoples Bank Island Home Loan Center in Coupeville.

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Saturday, July 6 • 10:30am-1:30pm Oak Harbor Marina “F” Dock

By Tracy Loescher

Prizes for top fisherkids and grab bags for every child! FREE AND OPEN TO KIDS 12 & UNDER. Registration: 10:30am to 11:45am at the entrance to the Oak Harbor Marina Kids under 10 must be accompanied by an adult & wear a life jacket. Must provide own equipment. Complete set of rules provided at registration. For more information, email

HUNTING SOCKEYE One hundred and five dollars for 3.5 pounds of freshly caught Wild Alaskan Copper River sockeye salmon; this is what we could pay for some of the first fish to hit the markets. Any fresh Copper River salmon has a reputation for having bright orange flesh and a delicate flavor as well as high in Omega-3 oils. It sounds like a trip to Alaska is in order; okay, maybe after we retire. Until that time arrives, we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to catch a sweet, firm-fleshed sockeye close to home. Our best chance to hook into a tasty sockeye is in the Skagit River. The Skagit is a glacial fed river just like the Copper River in Alaska, so many of the same minerals and glacial flavors can be found in the flesh of these Skagit fish. I guarantee you these fish taste great! In my experience, if not cooked with care and close attention to heat and seasonings, even the most expensive piece of fish - no matter where it comes from - can be turned into dog food. We also get an extended opportunity to hook a sockeye in Baker Lake, where the fish end their travels to spawn. Without going into great detail, the Skagit River sockeye program is one of the best salmon recovery success stories out there. The Baker River, which joins with the Skagit River, had a natural run of sockeye estimated to be 20,000 fish in the late 1800s. We almost lost the Skagit sockeye in 1985, when fewer than 100 fish returned to the Baker River. With this unthinkable close call, the recovery effort got a shot in the arm and since 2010, the returning sockeye numbers consistently come very close to - and some years surpass - the 20,000-fish benchmark. Something to note is the Baker River sockeye were used to seed Lake Washington with fish. The Skagit River has been open to sockeye retention from Highway 536 Bridge at Mount Vernon to the mouth of Gilligan Creek since June 16 and will remain open until July 15; Baker Lake will open July 7 and remain open until September 7. Over the past few years, the biggest daily count of fish making their way up the Skagit to the Baker River has been the middle of July; plan to fish the Skagit River this year from July 8-15. The salmon will be running 10 to 20 feet from the river’s edge, so plan to put your baits here for the best bite. Most of the bank fishermen will be “plunking,” which reminds me of the way I fished the Snake River with my grandfather, dad and uncles for channel catfish. We selected an area of the river that looked like it would hold fish, baited our hooks with worms or chicken liver, attached a 6- to 10-ounce lead weight and cast, or plunked, it out into the current, propped it up with a forked stick and waited for the rod-tip to bend over. Surprisingly, plunking for salmon is done the same way. The big difference is the bait. Fuchsia colored dyed sand shrimp, herring strips, salmon roe, or freshly dug

sand shrimp are what work in the river. I know it goes against what we know about sockeye, which primarily feed on krill and on occasion other planktons while in the Pacific Ocean, but trust me, these fish, once in the river, will bite baits big enough to choke a horse. The other big difference is the use of a medium size winged spinn-glow in front of the bait. The spin-nglow attracts the fish with color, flash and vibration, then the fish sees and smells the bait and strikes. When the river season closes and we shift gears to fish Baker Lake, forget about big baits; these fish are back in ocean mode, they are looking for lots of flash and small baits. I’m talking something as simple as a bare red hook trailing behind a small, slow-trolled chrome Flasher or Dodger. The sockeye will be spawning in shallow gravel beds preferably near a feeder creek, so locate the creeks that are draining their fresh sweet water into the lake, get your gear of choice down between 25 and 50 feet and start hunting slowly in a racetrack pattern. Keep a close eye on the fishfinder for groups of fish and other boats in your area that hook up with a fighting fish. As the fish stay in fresh water longer, they will begin to lose their bright chrome shine and shift into their beautiful spawning colors of a bright red body with a magnificent green head. Also keep in mind the normally firm flesh will start to soften, so it’s better to release the fish than to discover the meat is mushy, and not very palatable.

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This is a good example of a plunking rig used in the river - rig it like this and hook on your bait of choice.

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25 years of celebrating America on Whidbey Island By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly For 25 years, donations and volunteers from the community have made the annual Celebrate America! event a success on South Whidbey. The event, which is free to the public, begins at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 in Freeland Park and will feature food, music and vendors, with performances ranging from Hair Nation to a patriotic program at 9 p.m. In 1993, Matt Chambers, senior pastor at South Whidbey Assembly of God church, said he suggested bringing a fireworks show sponsored by the church to Freeland. There were no nearby options, leading community members to drive to Oak Harbor or off island to enjoy a Fourth of July celebration, he said. After a year of preparation, the event had its inaugural run July 3 under the name ‘Freedom Celebration.’ “When we attempted to hire a fireworks company to launch the fireworks, no one was available,” he shared. “One of the companies suggested that if we held our event on July 3, they would be able to give us a discount because they had technicians in the area for the July 4 show in another community.” Chambers said an integral part of the evening is its patriotic programming and a time to honor those who serve and have served. “There is a permanent part of the patriotic piece when there is a moment of silence and prayer for the families of soldiers who have died in active duty, as a result of PTSD, or as consequences of their time of service,” he shared. “Someone always brings a short talk reminding people of community,

freedom, respect, and the part faith has played in America’s history.” Chambers said the event, which has grown to have a budget of more than $37,000, would not be possible without the help of generous individuals and businesses in the area, including Davis Industries. Some have even made donations since the event’s inception. “Whidbey Coffee has contributed every year,” he shared. “They are one of two or three people that have contributed every year.” Adam Breedlove, who is a builder in South Whidbey, said contributions from businesses such as AP Mechanical and more help make the event the best it can be. “They (the businesses) save us probably tens of thousands of dollars each year by loaning us their stuff for free and even helping transport it, getting it assembled and operating it correctly,” he said. “That is a huge thing for us, to have all the local businesses that donate money and time and material and equipment and tools, that is a huge part of it.” Breedlove, who has volunteered with the event for 21 years, has used his specific skills to help with things such as setup and takedown of technical aspects of the event, including the stage, stairs and more. He said the event is made possible by many volunteers, including those in the skilled trade industry who help with various facets of planning and execution. “It is great - we have a bunch of people from different skilled trades, people that are electricians and from heating and A/C and they all kind of put their skills to the test. It is a great community effort,” he shared. Breedlove said the event is made possible by a couple hundred volunteers in recent years.

Norm Boynton Photo Celebrate America! has something for all ages, with a kids area, music groups and entertainers including Only by Night, Reptile Man, Janie Cribs and the T. Rust Band, and more.

“It is a pretty big celebration for our community, and being on an island you have a smaller community where people know each other and know more of what is going on than if you live in a large city,” he said. “It is a bigger deal because it is a small community, and because our community is so involved and interested, that keeps the volunteers engaged.”

Norm Boynton Photo Honoring veterans and those who have served is a key patriotic piece of the Celebrate America! event and has played a part the beginning.

Bill Criswell, who owns Eagle Building Company, said he has been a part of South Whidbey Assembly since 2002, and began helping with the event soon after he joined the church. Criswell said being involved with Celebrate America! is a way to build relationships with those in the community. “It is not just what you do, but kind of the camaraderie that comes with taking on a community project with people you relate to and people from the community,” he said. “There is a camaraderie that comes with working together toward a good purpose.” The event brings together diverse people from across the area, Criswell shared. “I think it can be a little bit of a bridge and can contribute to bringing communities closer together, regardless of what your political standpoint might be or your income or anything like that,” he said. “I think events that can kind of bridge across those gaps are super valuable in the climate we live in today, so I appreciate that about it very much.” For more information and a full schedule of events, please visit

New biosolid application sites under consideration in Island County By Kacie Jo Voeller Whidbey Weekly A common problem with which communities must deal is what to do with waste from septic and sewer systems. For years, Island County has used biosolid distribution as part of the answer to this issue. According to, biosolids are tested and treated organic materials derived from sewage products, which are then applied on agricultural land. The question of where to distribute biosolids on Whidbey Island has prompted public interest and comment, said Jill Johnson, Island County commissioner. The question has been raised recently because one of the county’s previous application sites did not renew the contract to continue distribution, and additional locations are now being considered as part of proposal ENV 135/19, she shared. “When the County was notified that the property did not want to renew the contract, the County began hauling our biosolids up to Lynden at the cost of $300,000 a year - where it is dispersed over farmland,” she said.  Johnson said while the county conducts a State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA)

checklist review, the determination regarding biosolid application lies with the state. “The County Planning Department is involved because it conducts the SEPA review,” she said. “Part of the SEPA process includes public comment, which has been robust. The SEPA review plays into the State’s ultimate decision to certify the property or not.” Marianne Edain, board treasurer for the Whidbey Environmental Action Network (WEAN), said she is one of several community members who has expressed concern about the plan to apply biosolids to the selected sites under ENV 135/19. “Our (WEAN’s) stated mission is the preservation and restoration of the native biological diversity on Whidbey Island and the Pacific Northwest,” she said. Edain said while she recognizes the need for new biosolid application sites, she simply wants to make sure the sites considered are appropriate for depositing the material. One of the sites is near Parker Road and is part of the Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Stewardship, she shared. “It is more or less a gut reaction that human waste is a problem, its disposal is a problem, and it has to be done right,” she said.

Edain said she and other community members had expressed unease about the locations that were considered, and concerns included potential adverse effects the materials might have on the environments to which they would be applied. “Part of what is going on here is that they (the county) are trying to get out from under that exorbitant cost,” she said. “The problem is, yes, understood - exorbitant cost. How do you deal with that? In order to overcome one problem do you create another?” Joantha Guthrie, solid waste manager for Island County, said one of the original sites from the proposal near Balda and Scenic Heights Roads in Oak Harbor, had not been deemed appropriate based on the SEPA checklist, and was no longer being considered. “That is part of the process and the review is determining if it is an appropriate site or not,” she said. In addition to reviewing the property, she said a number of conditions need to be met for biosolid application to be possible, including proper soil characteristics, appropriate distance from water, crop needs, and more, as well as restriction to public access.

“Part of the permitting process is that there are buffers and restrictions that go into place for being able to apply (biosolids) to property,” she shared. Guthrie said the materials have a long history in Island County and are generated using a biological process where bugs eat the bacteria and viruses, producing Class B biosolids, in which 95 to 99 percent of pathogens are removed. “Biosolids have been applied in Island County for over 20 years to agricultural fields,” she said. “This is not a new phenomenon, like I said it is something that has been done for over 20 years and it is perfectly safe.” The materials are applied to agricultural sites and have been shown to have multiple benefits, Guthrie said. “It provides nutrients to the plants to promote growth,” she said. “It is also a good soil amendment, so if you have poor-producing soil it helps put more organic matter back into the soil.” To learn more, please visit www.nwbiosolids. org or contact Joantha Guthrie at 360-6797338. Public notices for Island county can be found at Pages/PublicNotices.aspx.

WINDJAMMER continued from page 7 left to be finished which can impact the best-laid plans; for this reason we have held off on taking reservations until we know for sure the facilities are ready,” she continued. “Windjammer is really a brand-new park after the work that was done in Phase 1. You can see across the expanse of the park and the change in grading will be really impactful; the views are vast and there is so much space for gatherings, recreation, etc.” As stated, this is just the first phase of redevelopment of the park. Still more work is planned, which could include replacing the much-loved, iconic windmill. “The future of the windmill will be discussed as part of the scoping of Phase 2 development of the park,” said Felix. “Scoping for Phase 2 will begin this fall; there will be another public participation process and Council will decide on the elements and funding of Phase 2. We look forward to com-

munity input on the area surrounding the lagoon, the possibility of the creation of an amphitheater in the open space, and many other exciting new features.” In the meantime, Felix said the city is pleased people will once again be able to enjoy Windjammer Park. “We know that many members of our community walk the waterfront trail on a regular basis and have witnessed the construction from the other side of the fencing,” Felix said. “We know many families in town have been patiently waiting to have a place specifically designed with children in mind; we know that many event organizers have been excited to bring their events back to Windjammer Park; and we encourage all of these groups to come to the grand opening. It will be a great opportunity to explore the new park, and an opportunity for our mayor, councilmembers, and elected officials from the state level to express their gratitude to the community and

Photo Courtesy of the City of Oak Harbor The “new” Windjammer Park features two new kitchens with extended, covered seating space. City officials say the facilities should be available for rental after July 1.

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PAWING AT PAPAYA! The month of June is a busy one. School is either wrapping up and closing for the summer, or it’s already closed and so begins the task of keeping kids entertained for the next couple of months. Indeed, this is a tall task to say the least, which is but one of many reasons June seems to be as busy as it is. It’s also a busy month in the food world. You see, each month of the year has a National something-or-other-to-do-withfood bestowed upon it. Furthermore, each month has National food days to observe and celebrate. While it makes each month – such as June – busy, it gives us reason to explore foods, ideas and recipes we might not otherwise have encountered. June is, aside from being a) busy and b) National Dairy Month, it is also National Papaya month. I grew up with this delicious fruit, though we called it a ‘pawpaw.’ According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the pawpaw is a “succulent fruit of a large plant of the family ‘Caricaceae.’” Its origins are thought to be the result of a communion between several species of Carica, which are indigenous to Central America and Mexico. What we now have is a sweet, juicy fruit popular as a breakfast addition. But is this all the papaya is good for? Making up part of a tropical fruit salad, or being scooped out of its skin with a spoon? Not that there’s anything wrong with those two methods for enjoying the papaya – ‘simple’ is often the best way to enjoy fruit. It’s just papaya is so overlooked and I have yet to work out why. Perhaps the flavor is more of an acquired taste? Not everyone likes the musky after taste papaya tends to impart. It could also be the texture, which is rather soft and fleshy, and for those who are a little sensitive to textures, the way this fruit feels in the mouth may just not be right for them. I however, love it. It was always a staple in my home when I was growing up and maybe I am already accustomed to it. We ate it very

simply, in wedges or cut into cubes. Little did I know back then that papaya can be used in stir fries, roasted with a little sugar, turned into salsa, pickled, made into a smoothie, baked into bars, et cetera, et cetera. All the many, many ways in which papaya can be prepared and enjoyed makes me all the more eager to share recipes and ideas with you and try some of them out myself! As a matter of fact, I found a scrumptious looking recipe for a green papaya salad which consisted of shrimp, green beans, cilantro, cherry tomatoes, green onions, Thai chili, peanuts, garlic, lime juice, fish sauce and, yours truly, green papaya. What a sensational combination of flavors and how incredibly refreshing it sounds! This is on my ‘to-make’ list along with a papaya mousse. Yes, a mousse, and best of all, it is made using only a few ingredients – cashews, dried cranberries, papaya, coconut sugar, almonds and lime juice. After cubing the papaya and soaking the cranberries and cashews for about 15 or 20 minutes, you zip all the ingredients through a blender until completely smooth, turn the paste out into small cups and refrigerate. A healthy dose of delicious if you ask me and I’ve never, ever tried a mousse made using papaya, so it may very well be one of my new favorite recipes when I do try it. Not only is the pawpaw tasty, it also hosts a plethora of health benefits, too. High in fiber, rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, the papaya can play a role in helping prevent cholesterol from building up in the arteries. Being the fibrous fruit it is, it is thought papaya can help with weight loss, as the fiber in the fruit bulks it up and creates a feeling of fullness in the belly as a result. Additionally, the orangey color isn’t just here for decoration, because, you see, the papaya is also a fantastic source of vitamin A, which is known to help promote good eye health. Whether for health or flavor, papaya does something good for us all (barring those who may be allergic to it, of course), so why not

include some in your diet whenever you get a chance? The papaya truly is a fabulous fruit. Did you know it can be grown from seed (which resemble peppercorns and are apparently edible, tasting something like pepper too, though I can’t personally vouch for this), into a 20-foot fruit bearing tree in less than 18 months? This fact alone makes the plant one of the more amazing ones in my book. The papaya can range in weight from a mere pound to almost 20! Incredible! Did you know the white meat tenderizer powder is a naturally derived enzyme powder which comes from papain from papayas and bromelain from pineapples? Both of these enzymes work to break down meat fibers, rendering it far more tender. Fascinating! Indeed, the papaya can be put into a variety of dishes, with its unripe form used commonly in savory Asian cuisines and the ripened form in salads and desserts alike for a refreshing, tropical inclusion in a dish. Whichever ways you choose to use papaya, I encourage you to use it! Deliciousness aside, the health benefits are well worth the preparation for whichever way you decide to eat it! Dear readers, I’m including the recipe for the papaya mousse I mentioned earlier and I hope you try it – it sounds amazing! If you do, please let me know how you like it! A big thank you to those who write in with feedback, comments and suggestions! Keep those coming and continue to feel free to send any and all comments, questions and certainly recipes you might like to share to and we’ll do just that and Dish! Papaya Mousse ½ medium sized papaya 2 tablespoons coconut sugar 2 tablespoons cashew halves 2 to 3 tablespoons dried cranberries 2 tablespoons sliced almonds Soak the cranberries and cashews in warm water for about 15 minutes. Remove seeds and skin from the papaya and cube. Add these to a blender with the coconut sugar. Drain the cashews and cranberries and add to the papaya and coconut sugar in the blender. Blend all ingredients on low speed for 2 minutes, then blend on high speed for another 2 minutes or until as smooth as possible. Transfer to serving cups, and refrigerate. Top with sliced almonds, serve and enjoy! To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at


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ARIES (March 21-April 19) A big point in your favor this week is your ability to know what you want when you see it, and then go immediately about getting it. The acquisition process may still be difficult, depending on what it is that you want, but that same clarity goes far in convincing others to cooperate with you in reaching your goal. In simplest terms, you’re running with the wind, not against it. A few well-chosen words are enough on the 1st. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) How to divide the pie is likely to become a serious issue this week. Whatever the “pie” is in your case, the tried-and-true adage of, “you cut, I choose,” may be the best way to resolve the matter. Expect to hear some convincing arguments against that solution from someone who wants to see disproportionately more on their own plate. Their pleas may become especially loud and urgent on the 1st. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Good things have a way of quite literally walking into your life this week. A broad spectrum of people number among the possible bringers of good news, including children. Friends and acquaintances may also figure prominently. At the same time, you may have involvement with someone who is not faring nearly so well as you. Their ultimate gift on the 1st may be to show you that your life is going much better than you thought. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Your public face, by dint of necessity for at least part of the week, may appear much more dynamic than you truly feel. If you are forced to put on airs when, honestly, you’d rather be riding a mule on Maui, know that your situation should improve rapidly. A little fake bravado in a key moment will get you through. Taking up the slack for a less-capable someone on the 1st may be a major part of the equation. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) An uncertain social situation this week may leave you with no recourse but to smile your most confident smile and stand your ground. Much good can come of that simple act. Standing in readiness amid uncertainty is how you will reap the benefits of a decisive action you took months ago. The more active you have been in moving to reach your goal, the more likely is the 1st to deliver a favorably connected event. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Routine may be the first thing to fly away in what promises to be a challenging and busy week. Routine being the graveyard of creativity, this could mean a great week for new and better ways of thinking, doing or being. Inspiration lies just beyond the threshold of upset habits. New skills for taking

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You may find yourself uncomfortably constrained by rules and formalities this week. A knee-jerk response of, “rules are made to be broken!” is not unreasonable, but caution is advised before straying too far out of bounds. This is no time to reinvent the wheel. Keep in mind that the first one to dare a step beyond convention may pay a heavy price. Carefully weigh that fact into decisions made on the 1st. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Someone you deem utterly and unfailingly reliable may disappoint you this week. The let down of seeing a supposed paragon of virtue prove themselves to be only human, after all, can be great. This is the danger of placing people on pedestals. If you are guilty of doing that, much of the blame when you get hurt falls on you. If events on the 1st fail to match the hype, evaluate them in light of these facts. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) If your week veers unexpectedly off course, that wacky friend who sees everything so differently from other people may well be at the bottom of it. Your choice of friends being entirely your own, however, makes you equally culpable for whatever comes. That may be a good thing, so don’t be too quick to fear the worst. The prevailing winds on the 1st blow in your favor, but your tack may change during the day. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your attitude around games and sportsmanship has a lot to do with how smoothly your week goes. A competitive spirit and a desire to win your accolades fair and square will carry you far. Appearances to the contrary notwithstanding, the contest is largely mental. You have a distinct edge over your competition if you realize that fact. The 1st is a great day to capitalize on insider knowledge you may possess.


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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) A development you hadn’t counted on could be the best part of your week. It may also come as the worst. Randomness is alive in your life, and whether it comes as an enemy or a friend depends on how well you’ve planned for its appearance. Preparedness means only that you anticipate the best and plan for the worst. In this way, you cannot go wrong when the wheel of fortune spins on the 1st.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) An attitude of gratitude for what comes is your best safeguard against disappointment this week. If the loss you thought you could not get over brought you the freedom to sample life more widely and change your mind more frequently, then it was probably not a loss. It was a gift. Hidden blessings are visible everywhere, for those who look. Events on the 1st bring much food for thought.

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 10:03 am, Mobius Loop Requesting call referencing vessel he found adrift; states he has interest in the vessel if no one else claims it.

into caller’s yard and attacking caller’s animals; requesting to know what to do.

11:03 am, Skyline Dr. Requesting call to know if he has a restraining order preventing him from going to location.

7:14 pm, SR 20 Caller advising pig is loose on highway.

11:10 am, W Crescent Harbor Rd. Reporting party advising two horses up front and two out back; brown and white horse up front is always laying down; reporting party is concerned horse may be in poor health as horse hasn’t been seen up in several days. 11:30 am, West Beach Rd. Caller advising caseworker trying to take away her Social Security, put her back to work in the field, get a different pet, etc. 12:02 pm, Boon Hollow Ln. Female on line advising needs a taxi to pick up her husband at Saratoga Rd; language barrier; female states wants law enforcement to bring husband home. 1:09 pm, Fireside Ln. Caller believes his mail was taken and in its place is an entire stack of other people’s mail that has been opened. 5:06 pm, Hobart Rd. Party requesting call referencing options to make her son come home; he is at hospital visiting someone and wants to stay overnight without her permission. 8:49 pm, Bayview Rd. Male on the line speaking very slowly, requesting his granddaughter’s shoes back; advising she recently robbed a store and he and his wife bought the shoes and would like them back. THURSDAY, MAY 16 1:53 am, Humphrey Rd Advising tug boat with flat deck has come aground; shining light in reporting party’s window. Reporting party is 200 feet above shore, not able to see anyone so far but the light is very bright.

4:51 pm, Little Dirt Rd. Requesting call referencing loose peacock in his yard; reported this morning.

SATURDAY, MAY 18 4:21 am, 3rd St. Reporting party having trouble with kids in the yard, climbing on railings; advising there are four on his porch and a bunch by the Chamber of Commerce. 6:47 pm, SR 525 Reporting party advising male subject who seems shaky and is not wearing pants at bus stop near location; reporting party said he is awake and alert but thinks he may need medical attention. 9:39 pm, Bayview Rd. Caller advising ongoing issue with someone stealing guns from him; states he has already reported it; is rambling on about details of the gun “my metal detector is brown, I bought it at a gold show.” SUNDAY, MAY 19 6:32 pm, Bayview Rd. When asked for address of the emergency, caller stated “I’m not gonna give you that;” states he requested call the other day and no call was made to him. Recalling, caller says his problem is all of “you up there.” 8:15 pm, Bayview Rd. Male caller asking call-taker how much money it would take for call-taker to get him to where he needs to go; also advising he wants his stolen gun and boat back, already reported. Caller kept asking call-taker how much money she wanted to help him; call-taker disconnected. MONDAY, MAY 20 1:34 am, Beach Dr. Reporting party advising guy in his front yard crashed into fence with vehicle; advising male subject possibly be drunk.

2:11 pm, NE 7th St. Party requesting a call referencing wanting to know if he can sleep outside; male gave fake name, would only advise he was in Coupeville.

7:01 am, SR 20 Reporting approximately five cows loose in area; are making their way to the highway in area of Fort Casey and Terry Rd. close to the highway.

FRIDAY, MAY 17 6:49 am, SR 20 Caller advising male came through her line with his penis out.

11:55 am, Ridgeway Dr. Requesting call referencing her cat and neighbor complaining about it.

9:14 am, Hill Haven Ln. Advising male subject inside residence is claiming residence is his; reporting party rents room at location and doesn’t know who male is, came in through back door. 10:53 am, Little Dirt Rd. Reporting party advising peacock is loose at location, has been there for 24 hours; requesting assistance. 11:03 am, Main St. Reporting party states subject left emergency room without permission, but she is okay to leave; requesting law enforcement check on her well being and get the hospital’s phone back from the patient. 4:45 pm, El Gato St. Caller stating multiple stray cats coming

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1:27 pm, SR 20 Advising two cows loose from neighbors to the north; went up driveway and are now on reporting party’s driveway. 3 pm, SR 20 Reporting party calling back, says cows are still in her yard and have potential to get out onto highway.


Life Tributes Patricia I. O’Dell Pat Irene O’Dell passed away peacefully at Skagit Valley Hospital, June 12, 2019. She was 87 years young. She was born July 10, 1931 to Henry and Stena (Zylstra) Hilberdink and was a devoted spouse to Robert “Bob,” mother to Bill, and grandmother to Hannah and Catie. Pat was a lifelong member of First Reformed Church and lived 79 years in Oak Harbor. She worked for 15 years at Everett Trust & Savings (the building the Mermaid now stands in front of on Pioneer Way). Eight of her years, she lived in California when Bob was stationed at NAS Alameda. Those who preceded Pat in death are her parents. The O’Dell family suggests memorial in Pat’s name to First Reformed Church Memorial Fund online at or by mail, 250 SW 3rd Ave, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. A graveside service will take place at Maple Leaf Cemetery Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. A memorial service will follow at First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor at 2 p.m. with a reception afterwards. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, Wash.

LaVonne Georgette Higley Feb. 18, 1924 – May 14, 2019

LaVonne (Bonnie) Higley, Centralia, Wash., passed away quietly Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at her daughter’s home in Oak Harbor, Wash., surrounded by her family. She was 95. It’s hard to capture all that she was in a few words. There aren’t enough to describe the incredible woman, wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend who graced our lives for so long, who lived through so much joy and pain, who delighted us with her wit and her spirit, who comforted us with tender words and heartfelt embraces, but we will try. She was born in Alexandria, Minn., Feb. 18, 1924, the seventh of eight children born to Carl and Edna (Scott) Koch and spent her early childhood in Cyrus, Minn. The family later moved to Nelson, Minn., and Bonnie graduated from high school in Alexandria. Her early childhood years in Cyrus were full of fond memories for Bonnie, who would often tell stories of the mischief she and her brothers, sisters and friends made in the tiny community. It was after the move to Nelson that Bonnie met the boy down the road and the two fell in love. She and John Higley were married Jan. 7, 1944 in Grand Rapids, Mich., while John was on a weekend pass from the military. He would go on to serve 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, and Bonnie was there through it all, living in duty stations in several states and Japan, always looking for new adventures wherever they found themselves. Perhaps that helped contribute to her love of geography; she never saw a map she didn’t love! In 1967, Bonnie and family moved back to Minnesota upon John’s retirement from the Air Force. They spent more than 35 years on their small hobby farm in Miltona, where they loved trampling through the woods or enjoying time on Lake Irene. Bonnie was a talented artist, although that was not something on which she focused. She was a gifted musician and played her piano daily for as long as she was able. She said it kept her fingers nimble and arthritis at bay. She knew a song for any occasion and would often burst into a melody that seemed appropriate to the circumstance. She also seemed to have a never-ending repertoire of rhymes and riddles she would rattle off at random for some giggles and grins. She loved working on jigsaw puzzles and playing games; Memory and Kismet were particular favorites. She and John moved to Centralia in 2003. In Washington, Bonnie enjoyed the scenery and the greenery, reveling in the lush flowers and plants that grow so abundantly. She loved sitting in the sunshine with a good book and a cup of tea and spending time with family and her beloved dog, Katie. Bonnie was a perennial “putter-er;” she puttered around the house all day, feeding the birds, feeding her pets, feeding us. She was an expert at hiding treats; some of us were better than others at discovering those hidden caches of goodies. For all her puttering, she managed to raise five kids, sometimes in less than perfect conditions, but we never knew we lacked for anything – her love and creativity were more than enough to fill our hearts and our homes. She instilled a sense of fun and adventure in all of us, whether it was camping in Alaska or rock hunting in Minnesota. She made everything fun. Our lives are the better for having had her for as long as we did; she will be sorely missed every day. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents; siblings Kenneth, Irene, Florence, Conrad, Walter, Jeanette and Norma; her husband, John; and daughter, Terry.

4:23 pm, Opal Ln. Caller advising peacock in front yard the past two days.

She is survived by her son, Jack Higley, Centralia; daughters: Linda Higley (Roger Porter), Chehalis, Wash.; Kathryn Reed (Doug), Oak Harbor; and Rebecca Byrne (Dan), Evansville, Minn.; grandson Mike Higley (April), Miltona, Minn.; granddaughters: Kimberly Mendoza (Tony), Woodland, Wash.; Claire Nelson (James), Henning, Minn.; Greta Hobbs, Sydnee Byrne and Danica Byrne, all of Evansville; three great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Jeanne Arvidson, Rockford, Minn.; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

7:37 pm, NW 9th Ave. Caller advising has dead rabbits in yard.

At her request, no services are planned. Her family would like to thank WhidbeyHealth Hospice for its care and support during her final weeks.

11:15 pm, SE City Beach St. Advising female subject is parked in reporting party’s parking lot. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

Arrangements were provided by Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation, Oak Harbor.

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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.

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Garage Sale: Friday, June 29, 9am-3pm, 490 Parker Road, Coupeville. No early birds Please! Chain saw, lawn mower, miter saw, weed whacker, ladders, rebar, yard waste containers, household items, tire swing, Custom cabinet, hardly used queen bed, buffet, 2 bicycles, chairs, shelving, redwood cedar bench, etc. Cash preferred. Local checks only. PINK TRUCK SALE: Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30, 9am-3pm, 6th & Haller, Coupeville. Tools, plumbing, electrical, motors, toys, chairs, 1956 pick-up. 30 years+ woodworking, contracting, mad science for sale. Liquidating assets: “Lions Weekend.” Friday, June 28 and Saturday, June 29, 9am-4pm, Coupeville Storage on Terry Road. Goodbye noise, hello tiny apartment. Retro, old, mid-century, modern, whatever you call it, it all goes. Slugs and bones included.

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@ 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@ More info at our Facebook Page:

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 web site at


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 jolacy.JL@ (2) The Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club in Langley, Wash. is looking for a skilled line cook. Must be able to follow instructions in cooking and delivering well-prepared meals; must be competent in working and moving around the kitchen and apt in multi-tasking. Experience in using various ingredients and cooking techniques is also important. If interested please contact the club at target@ (2)

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. CLOTHING/ACCESSORIES Schedule can change due to Women’s Sneakers: Black Fila adverse weather conditions. If with turquoise & lime accents, you have any questions, please size 8-1/2; Gray Saucony with contact us at: imagineaperma- silver, lime & aqua accents, size 9; White Saucony with silver and pink accents, size 9. Mother Mentors needs volAll in really good shape. $10/ unteers! Oak Harbor families pair. Call 360- 331-1063 (0) with young children need your help! Volunteer just a couple JEWELRY of hours a week to make a Wide silver cuff bracelet with difference in someone’s life! a 1-1/4” square blue green diTo volunteer or get more info, chroic glass and wire wrapped email wamothermentors@ beads, $49 OBO; Multi-stone or call 360-321(moss agate, chalcedony etc.) 1484. Looking for board members No Cheating! 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: How’d youdifficulty do? rating 0.47) Puzzle 1 (Medium, 8 4 3 6 9 1 7 2 5 1 6 2 7 5 3 8 9 4

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stretch bracelet, $20 OBO; Chrysoprase pendant with interesting silver chain, $75 OBO; Beautiful sterling silver and sapphire earrings, $49 OBO; Interesting glass pin in shades of blue, $8; Oval amethyst ring set in sterling silver, $45 OBO; White button pearl earrings 8mm, $29 OBO; Pale blue Baroque pearl earrings 9-10mm, $39 OBO. Call 360331-1063 (0)

HOME FURNISHINGS 1963 Sears Maple China cabinet. Two pieces, everything original, $250; 1950s library desk, Oak veneer, solid wood, $50. 360-720-1374 (0) Walnut occasional table, with beveled glass top, $30 or best offer. We can send photos. Call or text 360-320-0525.

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

MISCELLANEOUS Over 50 LP (vinyl) albums for sale, various artists, pristine condition, $3 each. Call 360331-1063 (0) 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


ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: We are looking for a dynamic Account Executive. Applicant has to be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated; must possess exceptional customer service and organizational skills; marketing or advertising background desired. If you want to join an expanding organization and have a strong work ethic, we want to talk to you. Email your cover letter and resume to 1131 SE Ely Street • Oak Harbor 360-682-2341

are $16 ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at

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 photos. Call or text 360-3200525. Sports items: Bag Boy golf cart, $10 obo; Men’s wet suits, size L, $10 per item; Neoprene gloves and hats, size L, $5 each. We have photos. Call or text 360-320-0525.

LOST/FOUND REWARD for lost cell phone: Brent, please return to Chase Bank as you said you would do. Doctor and therapy

appointments all within. Jack, 360-331-1285

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Excellent grass hay, good for horses, $7 per bale. 20 bale minimum. 360-321-1624 Round bales of grass feeder hay, barn stored. 360-3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (465 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

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



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