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Our founding columnist, mentor and friend Eileen Brown told me once I should have a back up column ready for the rare time I may not feel like writing a column or meeting the deadline for one.

the what-ifs. We were too scared to remember the what-for’s.

So, pretend conflicts with frightened boots acting like Rambo amped up our appreciation for the use of blanks. It was a wild night. Using blanks with nighttime conflict reminds me of the drill instructor’s caveat that it took at least 20 minutes for our eyes to adjust to the dark.

So, in honor of Eileen’s dedication to her family and su familia here at Whidbey Weekly, I am writing this column a day early. By the time I read it after this issue is published, I may have failed to remember I already read this column while proofing.

So, with all the worrying going around, I have spent the last few days checking with people about what they are worried about and why.

“Mommy, how much does your mouth weigh?” Falling out A few days ago, longtime local artist, baker, caregiver, and fan of the Denver Broncos, Laura Gregory, stopped me in the lobby of the Freeland Post Office to tell me my hair was falling out. Maybe I should have a party. Débutantes have coming out parties. Why not a falling out party? Instead of pin-the-tail on the donkey, I could hire off duty firefighters to instruct the celebrants about how to jump out or fall out of a window. I could have party pamphlets printed for couples who are having a falling out. The possibilities are endless, until you land. Where does all the old hair go? Maybe with all those unmatched socks. Scratch ticket While writing this column a day early to instill writer’s block or the inability to recall the column written, a mosquito bit me. It is hard to type and scratch, even if I were good at multi-tasking. Other than getting something to eat, what job satisfaction does a mosquito have? Does he go back to Mosquitoland and tell his buddies how many victims he has had? Does he share the bounty? Do mosquitoes have storage pouches? Do different blood types taste different? I would ask Alexa but my Kindle Fire is at day care hoping to find someone to talk to. Until Alexa gets a southern accent, I just do not have much to ask her.

Using the boot camp formula, it might take a nervous mom 20 minutes to find the violator.

My eclectic poll breaks down into two main categories. The so-and-so’s who believe in such-and-such disagree with the are-you-kidding-me’s who believe in the this-and-that. My senior year in high school, while trying to buff up my depleted college applications with high school patriotism, I reluctantly volunteered for the Ring and Pin Committee. It was our job, me and seven girls, to decide the color, style, and cash commitment for our class ring and class pin. Knowing I would not have enough money for either unnecessary item while soon-to-be making two bucks an hour loading oil cans in boxcars post graduation day, I could not have cared less. I did not look at the options. I had my mind made up. Agree or disagree. Why not agree so we can all get home before dark? Most of the time at the meeting, the girls talked about what someone was wearing, who someone was dating, or what time to meet to discuss more stuff a guy who does not care should not hear. The ring and pin committee was a preview of coming attractions. We spent way too much time on what-ifs, and very little on what was.

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It is one thing to disagree, but quite another to not listen. “That’s all I want to hear.” “That’s enough. End of story.” “It doesn’t matter. My mind is made up.” But made up of what? My beliefs were based on those of our folks until my light bulb came on in our already lit squadbay. After a sarcastic remark, a fellow corporal came over from his bunk to re-arrange my Missouri mouth with his Michigan fist. My use of the wrong word at the white time was a quick lesson in civility. That night in our squadbay, I was indoors but seeing in the dark. I did not have my night vision or my day vision. I had no vision. I had adopted a bad belief system. A no mind vision built on a bad belief system, inherited but never questioned.

Mind vision One of the most frightening nights of our post-Parris Island advanced infantry training at Camp Stonebay, North Carolina included a simulated nocturnal conflict with M-14s and blanks.

Having planted civility seeds many years ago in my Marine Corps garden, today I am working more on the freedom of thought than the freedom of speech.

Instead of drill instructors, we had troop handlers. And handle they did. The closer you got to orders of specificity, the closer one got to

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How much time do you spend talking to someone who is not listening?

Thank goodness we live in this part of the world with our wonderful and beloved so-and-so’s and this-and-that’s to exercise our freedom of speech, where civility is a goal and a practice.

The frustrations of boot camp carried over into advanced infantry training because we boots were even more frightened as we readied to get ready.


Ever ask a couple married over 50 years if there has ever been any compromise?

As Howling Mad Murdoch’s T-shirt states in the 1984 Deadly Maneuvers episode during the second season of The A-Team, “Minds are for people who think.”

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But, worry we did.

Why else would mom want us home before dark?

Bank rules Having recently learned the law does not allow depositing cash in another person’s bank account, I am reminded of the question our daughter Crystal asked many years ago when she, a very young Crystal, saw her mother taking her own temperature with a mercury thermometer.



As Orison Swett Marden wrote, “Worrying is a shameful and loathsome disease.”

Eileen offered no advice for the time I may not want to read a column.

Eileen just said, “You’re nuts.”

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Freedom of thought is the gift of our creator. Freedom of speech is the gift of a constitutional right. Civility requires that we respect both, in ourselves and in each other. The choice is ours. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Opportunity Zone Forum Being Held on Whidbey Island The Economic Development Council for Island County in partnership with the City of Oak Harbor is hosting an informative forum on the city’s new economic Opportunity Zone, a ‘once-in-a-generation’ chance for both investors and the community. Participants will learn about the basics of the Opportunity Zone (OZ) Program and its goals of creating such benefits as job creation by encouraging investors to fund new businesses, develop properties and finance construction. The Oak Harbor Opportunity Zone Forum will be held Thursday from 9:00am to noon at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst Street. The forum’s speakers feature OZ experts including Craig Nolte, regional manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Melissa Lafayette, assistant director at the National Development Council and John Demboski, senior management analyst at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The forum is open to anyone that is interested in this exciting new program including local and regional investors; developers; financial institutions and financial advisors; property owners; attorney and real estate brokers; nonprofits and community organizations; and government agencies. There is no charge to participate in the forum, but advance registration is required. Please register at https://oak-harbor-opportunity-zone-forum.eventbrite.com. Created as part of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the OZ Program provides tax incentives to private corporate and individual investors who put their capital to work in low-income communities. Investors can receive a temporary deferral for capital gains reinvested in an Opportunity Fund, a step-up in basis for capital gains reinvested in an Opportunity Fund if the investment is held for at least five years, and a permanent exclusion from taxable income of capital gains made in the Opportunity Fund. The Economic Development Council for Island County represents the broad interests of the community, working to diversify and strengthen the local economy, preserve and progress the quality of life of islanders, and stabilize the economic interests of Whidbey and Camano Islands. To learn more, please visit www.iscoedc.com. For questions, contact Sharon Sappington, Executive Director, Economic Development Council for Island County at ssappington@ edcislandcounty.org [Submitted by Sharon Sappington]

Make Garden Critters for the Fair Deer Lagoon Grange and South Whidbey Tilth invite kids of all ages to a free garden critter workshop during Tilth’s Sunday market from 11:00am to 2:00pm Sunday. Volunteers are welcome to provide materials and hands-on help. The “people critter” or “animal critter” may be entered in the Fair Tuesday, July 16. Find the rules on page 21 of the Whidbey Island Area Fair Premium Book. You can find the book online at www.whidbeyislandfair.com (click Department 204 – Agriculture). The South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is located at 2812 Thompson Road, Langley on Highway 525 between Freeland and Bayview. [Submitted by Susan Prescott]

Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) and Snohomish Conservation District (SCD) are proposing to renew and replace an existing Island County special assessment with a system of rates and charges. Both districts are seeking public support and input at two public hearings this July. Since 1967, WICD has served local residents and landowners as a trusted, non-regulatory partner in natural resource conservation. SCD has served the Camano Island community in a similar capacity since 1961. WICD and SCD have a current annual assessment of $5/parcel + $0.05/acre which has been in effect since 2010 and is due to expire at the end of 2019. This funding represents 1/3 of WICD’s annual budget and has enabled it to keep up with the growing demand for its programs and services over the past 10 years. Replacing the assessment with a system of rates and charges will allow WICD to create a more equitable and fairer rate structure versus the flat rate of an assessment. Renewing this stable, local funding will allow WICD and SCD to continue providing vital programs and services which help sustain local working lands, improve soil health and water quality, enhance wildlife habitat, increase public education opportunities and much more. Approval of the rates and charges proposal is ultimately a Board of Island County Commissioners decision based on public support. WICD and SCD are holding public hearings to discuss the details of this proposal and receive public input. The meetings will be held Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Coupeville Library, 906 NW Alexander St, in Coupeville and Wednesday, July 17 from 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Camano Island Library, 848 N Sunrise Blvd, on Camano Island. WICD encourages local landowners, residents, and partners who value its non-regulatory, voluntary approach to natural resource conservation to show support by sending a letter of support and/or attending one of the public hearings. More information can be found on online at www.whidbeycd.org/rates-charges or by calling 360-678-4708. WICD and SCD would like to thank the local communities for their support and look forward to continuing to make a positive impact on land and water through voluntary conservation projects and education. [Submitted by Shannon Bly, Whidbey Island Conservation District]

Regency Hosts Community Health Fair Regency on Whidbey in Oak Harbor will host a free Community Health Fair Friday, July 19 from 1:00 to 3:00pm. The health fair will feature more than 20 vendors, including educational materials and information on hearing services, home health care, chiropractors, personal training, chair Tai Chi and yoga, Life Alert, the Veterans Administration and many more. This event is free and open to the public. Regency is located at 1040 SW Kimball Dr. For more information, call 360-279-2224. [Submitted by Teresita Mendiola, Regency on Whidbey]

Annual Whidbey Telecom Directory Cover Contest Open Whidbey Telecom has announced its 2019 Telephone Directory Cover Contest for local artists and photographers. The winning artwork will be featured on the cover of approximately 15,000 telephone directories circulated annually throughout Whidbey Island, Point Roberts and Hat Island. In addition to their art being featured in the Whidbey Telecom directory and advertising, the artist will receive $500 in prize money.

The contest is open to artists 18 years of age or over living in Whidbey Island, Hat Island and Point Roberts. Entries will be reviewed by a panel of judges from the local art community and Whidbey Telecom. Artwork must have been created after May 31, 2018.

This year’s contest theme is “Life on the Beach.” The theme is open to broad interpretation. Entries may include landscape, figurative, impressionistic, abstract art, etc. All mediums are welcome; paintings, sketches, and other illustrative forms are greatly encouraged. “We’re fortunate to be surrounded by such a talented and creative community of artists,” says Julia Henny, co-CEO of Whidbey Telecom and one of the contest judges. “The quality of work submitted in past years has been absolutely amazing. It’s always a challenge narrowing the entries down to a single piece.” Whidbey Telecom encourages artists to submit their best works. Entries must be received by Whidbey Telecom before July 26 at 5:00pm. The winning entry will be announced in early August. The contest is free to enter. Contest entry forms and complete details are available online at www.whidbey.com/CoverContest and in the Whidbey Telecom Customer Experience Centers in Freeland and Point Roberts. Call 360-321-1122 from South Whidbey, 360-4441122 from Hat Island, or 360-945-1122 from Point Roberts for additional information. Whidbey Telecom delivers innovative communications solutions to its customers and communities, serving residential and commercial customers on Whidbey Island, Point Roberts and Hat Island for over 110 years. [Submitted by Jennifer Wilkins, Whidbey Telecom]

Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute 2019 Brings the Orchestra World to Whidbey Island For six-days, orchestra conductors from all parts of the world will be in residence at the third annual Pacific Northwest Conducting Institute held July 29-August 3 in Langley. Internationally acclaimed conductor, lecturer and composer, Diane Wittry, will be leading the conducting sessions along with Dr. Anna Edwards, music director of Whidbey’s Saratoga Orchestra. The culmination of the six-day workshop will be a Summer Festival Concert held Saturday, Aug. 3, 2:00pm at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts. PNWCI’s 2019 Conducting Fellows will lead the Saratoga Orchestra in a program to include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, SaintSaëns’ Concerto No. 1 for Cello, with Seattle Symphony cellist Walt Gray, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin and others. A pre-concert chat with the participating conductors will begin at 1:15pm.

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Estate Plans Can Help You Answer Questions About the Future

The word “estate” conjures images of great wealth, which may be one of the reasons so many people don’t develop estate plans – after all, they’re not rich, so why make the effort? In reality, though, if you have a family, you can probably benefit from estate planning, whatever your asset level. And you may well find that a comprehensive estate plan can help you answer some questions you may find unsettling – or even worrisome. Here are a few of these questions: What will happen to my children? With luck, you (and your co-parent, if you have one) will be alive and well at least until your children reach the age of majority (either 18 or 21, depending on where you live). Nonetheless, you don’t want to take any chances, so, as part of your estate plans, you may want to name a guardian to take care of your children if you are not around. You also might want to name a conservator – sometimes called a “guardian of the estate” – to manage any assets your minor children might inherit. Will there be a fight over my assets? Without a solid estate plan in place, your assets could be subject to the time-consuming, expensive – and very public – probate process. During probate, your relatives and creditors can gain access to your records, and possibly even challenge your will. But with proper planning, you can maintain your privacy. As one possible element of an estate plan, a living trust allows your property to avoid probate and pass quickly to the beneficiaries you’ve named. Who will oversee my finances and my living situation if I become incapacitated? You can build various forms of protection into your estate planning, such as a durable power of attorney, which allows you to designate someone to manage your financial affairs if you become physically or mentally incapacitated. You could also create a medical power of attorney, which allows someone to handle health care decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so yourself. Will I shortchange my family if I leave significant assets to charities? Unless you have unlimited resources, you’ll have to make some choices about charitable gifts and money for your family. But as part of your estate plans, you do have some appealing options. For example, you could establish a charitable lead trust, which provides financial support to your chosen charities for a period of time, with the remaining assets eventually going to your family members. A charitable remainder trust, by contrast, can provide a stream of income for your family members for the term of the trust, before the remaining assets are transferred to one or more charitable organizations.

[Submitted by Larry Heidel, Saratoga Orchestra of Whidbey Island]

As you can see, careful estate planning can help you answer many of the questions that may be worrying you. Be aware, though, that certain aspects of estate planning, especially those related to living trusts and charitable trusts, can be complex, so you should consult your estate-planning attorney or qualified tax advisor about your situation. But once you’ve got your plans in place, you should be able to face the future with greater clarity and confidence.

WAIF Welcomes Miyoko Schinner to Whidbey Island

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

General Admission concert tickets are $25/ Adult and $20/Senior-Military. Students under 18 admitted free. Ticket information at tickets. wicaonline.org or 360-221-8262. For workshop information, please visit www.sowhidbey. com or call 360-929-3045.

Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation (WAIF) is thrilled for a unique opportunity to have Miyoko Schinner, founder and CEO of her namesake company (www.miyokos.com), present her vegan, plant-based cheese-making techniques with a cooking demonstration on Whidbey Island. Schinner is a passionate animal welfare advocate and visionary who is generously donating her time, talent, and travel expenses so proceeds raised go directly to support WAIF’s programs to help save homeless pets, and the community programs that help keep pets and families together.

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Saddle Up! Equestrian Crossings Offers Lessons Love horses? Always wanted to learn to ride or just get back in the saddle again? Then Equestrian Crossings is the place to be this summer! This Whidbey Island nonprofit is offering adaptive, English and Western riding lessons for disabled and able-bodied riders ages 5 and up, including retirees who want to brush up on their riding skills. All instructors are CHA certified. Equestrian Crossings, with locations in Coupeville and Greenbank, offers reasonable rates,

including a discount on lesson packages. One day lessons are also available. Vaulting lessons (acrobatics on horses) will be offered at its Greenbank location in July. Call 360-320-1573 for more information or to schedule a lesson. Those interested may also email info@equestriancrossings.org or visit www.equestriancrossings.org. [Submitted by Valerie Locke]

Coupeville’s Race the Reserve The 9th Annual Race the Reserve running/ walking event is Saturday, Aug. 10 starting and ending at Coupeville Elementary School. The race is organized each year by a parent group in order to raise funds for Coupeville High School’s Senior Class to have a safe and sober graduation night and has steadily grown in scope and participation. This year, there will be five fully supported and timed events: a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, and marathon relay. Race the Reserve (RTR) is known in the running community as a premier destination event in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the heart of Ebey’s Landing National Historic Reserve, RTR offers a unique location for a competitive running event, and held during the Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival, there is much opportunity for participants to have an enjoyable weekend. To register, visit www.racetheserve.com. Volunteers are also welcome to help race day. To volunteer or ask additional questions, email racethereservewhidbeyisland@gmail.com. [Submitted by Beth Dion]

Whidbey Community Foundation Receives $10,000 to Support a Full and Accurate Count on Whidbey Island Early Census Outreach and Education Efforts Begin to Ensure All Communities are Counted Whidbey Community Foundation (WCF) last week announced it received $10,000 in funding from the Washington Census Equity Fund

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to support 2020 Census outreach, education and resources to ensure a complete and accurate census count on Whidbey Island. WCF will provide targeted training opportunities for local nonprofit organizations, informational handouts, and a public outreach campaign. Training for nonprofits will include workshops for staff, board members, and volunteers that work with hard-to-count individuals from all backgrounds on Whidbey Island. The Whidbey Community Foundation was formed in 2016 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 purposes, and meeting community needs through financial awards. In 2018, WCF provided training for more than 300 nonprofit leaders through workshops held in Langley, Freeland, Coupeville, and Oak Harbor. The Washington Census Equity Fund, a statewide pooled fund managed by Philanthropy Northwest, awarded $800,000 in funding to 28 organizations and tribes supporting communities across Washington. “We know that an overwhelming number of Washington organizations and tribes are ready to engage their communities on the 2020 Census with early funding to catalyze census planning and mobilization in hard-to-count communities,” said Kiran Ahuja, CEO of Philanthropy Northwest. Each person counted leads to significant resources to support critical programs and services including transportation, health care, education and housing. Risks to the success of the 2020 Census include a new online format, a lack of testing and a shortage of federal funding for outreach. The new online innovations increase the potential to omit residents where housing has grown or changed, to overlook those with less computer literacy or broadband access, and to undercount hardto-count populations. WCF will utilize the new grant to provide outreach and education with the goal that everyone is counted, with a focus

on communities that are historically undercounted. [Submitted by Jessie Gunn, Program Manager, Whidbey Community Foundation]

Local Business News Flyers Restaurant and Brewery Wins Three More Awards at Two Different Beer Competitions Flyers Restaurant and Brewery claimed two golds and one bronze medal in two recent brewing competitions. The North American Brewers Awards were announced May 31, and Flyers claimed Gold for Spitfire Best Bitter in the Ordinary Bitter / Best Bitter category. This is the 8th time Spitfire has won an award at a state, national or international beer competition in the last 10 years. https://northamericanbrewers.org/international-beer-awards/ The Washington Beer Awards were announced June 15, and Flyers claimed Gold for Heat Seeker Hefe’ in the Other German Wheat Beer category and Bronze for Pacemaker Porter in the Robust Porter category. This is the third time for the Heat Seeker Hefe’ and twelfth time for the Pacemaker at a state, national or international beer competition. https://wabeerawards.com/?q=press Flyers Restaurant and Brewery is a 7-bbl brewpub, located in Oak Harbor that specializes in small batch craft beers in many different styles that opened in November 2005. Flyers Restaurant and Brewhouse, located at the Port of Skagit at the Skagit Regional Airport, opened October of 2015. “I am really excited for our recent ‘good luck.’ Each of these competitions features a lot of really great beers from well known and talented brewers. I consider myself fortunate to be in such great company. I am very proud of the fact that we have been able to continue to be recognized over the years, that means we are staying consistent and true to our style. Our first award was 13 years ago since then BITS & PIECES

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Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, July 11, 9:00am-5:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club, appointments can be made by calling 800-398-7888 or online at schedule.bloodworksnw.org and use sponsor code 2610. Walk-ins are also welcome. Home baked treats will be served. Donate blood, you’re somebody’s type! The church is located at 1050 SE Ireland Street.

Fort to Fort Tour on Island Transit Thursday, July 11 Join Island Transit guide, Maribeth Crandell, on a free tour of Fort Casey. Then hop the ferry and take Jefferson Transit to Fort Worden. Both of these Coastal Artillery Forts were built as gatekeepers to Puget Sound in the 1890s. Spend some time in Port Townsend and then sail home at sundown. RSVP: Travel@ islandtransit.org or call 360-678-9536.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, July 12, 3:00-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from RSO+Go will be on site with product displays and information. Must be 21 or older. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call 360-331-0140 or visit whidbeyislandherb. com. Marijuana has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Keep out of the reach of children.

Oak Harbor Football & Cheer League Agility Camps Saturdays, July 13 & 20, 9:00am Ft Nugent Park, Oak Harbor $25 per camp Camp fee includes lunch and a T-shirt. Register at the camp. Cheer camp is Saturday, July 20 only. For more information, email ohfclwildcats@gmail.com or visit www.ohfcl. org. To register for the 2019 Oak Harbor Football and Cheer season, visit www.ohfcl. org. Final day to register is Aug. 1.

Kiwanis Beachcombers Bazaar Saturday, July 13, 9:00am-3:00pm North Whidbey Middle School Field, Oak Harbor It is an Oak Harbor wide garage and craft sale and there are vendor spaces available. Go to www.oakharborkiwanis.org for more information, and choose the events tab if you wish to register.

Whidbey Cruzers Car Show and BBQ Saturday, July 13, 11:30am-2:30pm Harbor Tower Village, Oak Harbor Classic cars, hot dogs, potato salad and coleslaw, watermelon, and ice cream bars. Donations accepted for CADA. Harbor Tower Village is located at 100 E Whidbey Ave.

Eagles Membership Drive BBQ and Open House Saturday, July 13, 4:00-8:00pm Eagles Aerie #3418, 16691 SR 525, Freeland Everyone is invited to the big BBQ and Membership Drive at the Eagles. Come by to listen & dance to live music by HIGHWAY 20. Bring an appetite because Bruce Grimm, with his super mobile smoker will be serving up his famous ribs, chicken and brisket to go with salads and side dishes. Meal tickets are $15 available at the bar or by phone. Bring your friends, meet the members, enjoy your meal and see what the club has to offer. The Eagles is a major South Whidbey charity funder and are “People

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American Roots Music Series Saturday, July 13, 7:00-8:00pm Deception Pass State Park, West Beach Amphitheater Bonaca and Ruže Dalmatinke Muscial Ensemble of Seattle present traditional Croatian music. Founded by sisters Binki Franulovic Spahi and Alma Franulovic Plancich who immigrated to the U.S. with their family after World War II, the group originally sprang from their desire to preserve the songs of their native Dalmatia. Their repertoire has since expanded to include songs from all parts of Croatia and the Balkans. The concert is free to attend, though a Discover Pass or Day Pass is required for parking. Bench seating is available, but feel free to bring your own foldable chair. Blankets and bug spray are highly recommended. Please contact DeceptionPass.Interpreter@parks.wa.gov or 360-675-3767 with any questions.

Live Music: Released From Quiet (RFQ) Saturday, July 13, 7:30-9:30pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville

of Apollo 11 accomplished the first landing on another world. It was the beginning of the greatest expeditions of exploration in the history of humankind. As we recognize these important anniversaries, new space races are emerging, involving private industry as well as nations. This talk will cover the Apollo Program and how it set the stage for the current rush into space. Presented by Ron Hobbs, a volunteer for the Museum of Flight and a Bellevue College TELOS Retiree Education program teacher. Explore Summer: Rock On at the Clinton Library! Saturday, July 13, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library Join Carla Walsh and have fun painting rocks in this free class. All materials are supplied, but feel free to bring your own rocks if you have them. Maker Space Workshop Saturday, July 13, 12:30-4:00pm Freeland Library Tony Baltazar of the SnoCo Maker Space will demonstrate technologies available to creators. An afternoon of amazing things you can make!

RFQ is a singer songwriter groove centric rock duo from Redmond, Wash. This experienced duo is making their Taproom debut. With more than 10 years songwriting together, Road To Dalailah, their 3rd studio record, will be released Aug. 25. No cover. For more information, call 360-682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com.

Explore Summer: Silk Scarves Saturday, July 13, 1:00-4:00pm Clinton Library

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Jennifer Pharr Davis - National Geographic Adventurer Sunday, July 14, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library

Friday, July 19, 1:00-3:00pm Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor Free to public! Regency on Whidbey is located at 1040 SW Kimball Dr. Learn more at regencywhidbey.com or call 360-279-0933.

Sea, Trees & Pie Bike Ride Sunday, July 21, 10:00am-1:00pm Three Routes Near Crockett Lake, Coupeville A non-competitive event for riders of all skill levels. Participants may choose from three scenic routes consisting of 5, 10, or 20-mile loops. The 5-mile loop is over fairly level ground and is designed for both beginning and young bike riders. At the end of the ride, participants receive a slice of pie generously donated by event sponsor Whidbey Pies. Early registration is $30 per adult and $15 per child (ages 6-16) and ends at noon July 16. Late registration is open until noon July 19. There is no registration the day of the event. Helmets are required for all riders. Child riders under the age of 6 will not be allowed. To register, go to www.wclt.org/bikeride.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Group Thursday, July 11, 9:00-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Ann Patchett’s “State of Wonder,” a provocative and assured novel of morality and miracles, science and sacrifice set in the Amazon rainforest. For adults. Explore Summer: You Are Here! Thursday, July 11, 10:00am Langley Library How well do you know your galactic community? Come learn about the neighbors in our solar system and just how far we’d have to travel to visit them. For ages 5-11 with a caretaker. Explore Summer: Journey to the Moon and Space Exploration Thursday, July 11, 6:30-7:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. Fifty years ago this summer the astronauts

Susan Riedel will show you how to make beautiful, colorful scarves using Sharpies and isopropyl alcohol. Materials will be supplied. Wear clothing you won’t mind staining. Registration required through the Clinton Library.

Join as she shares stories, slides, and excerpts from her latest book “The Pursuit of Endurance.” Third Tuesday Book Group Tuesday, July 16, 9:30-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Liane Moriarty’s “Nine Perfect Strangers.” Explore Summer: Build a Solar Oven Tuesday, July 16, 2:00pm Freeland Library Using a pizza box and some other simple materials, build a solar cooker. Then use the sun’s energy to heat up a tasty treat! Explore Summer: A Sky Full of Stories Wednesday, July 17, 2:00pm Coupeville Library Thursday, July 18, 10:00am Freeland Library Fiery balls of gas filling our night sky – stars are magical and filled with myth and legend. Discover the ways in which stars have mystified and inspired us to delve into the cosmos. For children ages 6 and up and their caregivers.

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, July 14 - God’s Surpassing Greatness: Emphasis upon the power and greatness of our God, as He works in His church. Services are followed by a light lunch and loving fellowship.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Rainy Lindell Meet the Artist: Friday, July 12, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Artist Rainy Lindell will be at Penn Cove Gallery with her collection of Pacific Northwest bird paintings. Rainy uses oil paints, the medium of

Open House: Saturday, July 13, 2:00-5:00pm Show continues through July Raven Rocks Gallery, Greenbank Farm Raven Rocks Gallery is thrilled to announce the addition of Susan Gunderson to its family of artists. A longtime Whidbey resident, she began her career in art designing and creating handmade silk clothing for women, enjoying creating fine garments from raw materials. She eventually switched to clay, and found naked raku to be the perfect medium for her work. While at the gallery, don’t miss the elegant and whimsical new jewelry designs by Helen Nind. Windwalker Taibi has a new selection of hand woven tapestries and paintings, Mary Jo Oxrieder is showing her latest paintings, fiber arts and hand spun yarns and new clothing has just arrived from Teri Jo Summer. And, if you’d like a quick trip to Europe without leaving the island, there are new mosaics from Carl and Sandra Bryant featuring Paris, Florence, Venice, and for a look closer to home, New York City’s Central park in the snow.

Featured Artists: Jaclyn Miller and Nancy Frances Reception: Saturday, July 13, 2:00-5:00pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm The unique wood wall art of Jaclyn Miller is inspired by her travels and by nature. Nancy Frances is a self-taught, intuitive painter who delights in making a mark. Please join our artists for light treats and beverages at our Second Saturday Reception. Artworks Gallery showcases a selection of wall art for your home or office, usable pottery and wood art to grace your kitchen, glass art, jewelry and wearable fiber art.

Meetings & Organizations Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, July 16, 6:00-8:00pm Elaine’s Photo Studio, 947 Adult Field Rd, Oak Harbor Social time followed by meeting at 6:30pm. The theme for July is Patterns in a Field. You may submit up to three photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@ hotmail.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@ comcast.net For a list of continuous Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Classes, Seminars and Workshops DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, July 11, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required. No late admittance allowed. Open to all and required by local driving schools for Driver’s Education students and parents. For more information, visit idipic.org.

Getting Ready for Medicare Workshop Saturday, July 27, 10:00am-12:00pm Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Turning 65? New to Medicare? If you have questions about Medicare and the plans available to Whidbey Island residents, let us help you understand your Medicare benefits, costs and options. This free workshop is sponsored by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) a program of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and Senior Services of Island County. For more information, visit www.insurance.wa.gov/shiba or call 360-321-1600.

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Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Stylists at New Image Salon in Oak Harbor won a recent salon challenge put on by I Support the Girls, a national nonprofit organization whose local chapters collect undergarments and feminine hygiene products for homeless or low income women and girls. From left are Jennifer Jackets (and Jett), Julie Stephenson, Kate Mistler with ISTG, Joan Payne and Michelle Rivers. Not pictured is Diana Wimmer.

Whidbey nonprofit does it for the girls By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Editor’s note: Our apologies if this makes some of our readers uncomfortable. Let’s be frank. The needs of homeless or low income women are not more important or greater than those of homeless or low income men, but they are different, simply due to basic biology. Men don’t have menstrual cycles. It’s an everyday part of living for women. Add homelessness or poverty into the mix and it can be a very real health issue.


By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The 2nd Street Plaza in downtown Langley will be hoppin’ and boppin’ to dance-oriented rock, blues, folk, R&B, funk, honky tonk, and reggae from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday as the Langley Main Street Association puts on its fourth annual Langley Street Dance. It’s hometown fun featuring some great hometown music. “This year’s lineup features the Nathaniel Talbot Trio – Keegan Harshman, Andrew Dorsett, and Nathaniel Talbot– with headliner Western Heroes: Michael Licastro, Davide Licastro, Lorraine Newland, David Malony, and Larry Newbauer,” said LMSA Executive Director Michaleen McGarry. “It’s such a perfect reminder of what makes Langley special. It provides a sense of place, which is key to any vibrant community.” “It is a great reminder as to why we live here and what is different and special about Langley,” Mayor Tim Callison said of the annual street dance. “I think it encourages people to come and find a place in our town.” At least 500 people are expected to attend the Langley Street Dance. Some come for the music, some come for the food and fun, but everyone comes to have a good time, say organizers. “This venue offers a great opportunity to engage with your neighbors in a relaxed atmosphere, let loose, and have fun,” McGarry said. “Besides music, the entertainment will be people-watching and

Photo Courtesy of Langley Main Street Association Live music by top notch local bands provide great music for people of all ages to enjoy an evening of dancing, fun and much more at the Langley Street Dance, to be held Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m.

catching up with old friends. In addition, the surrounding businesses like The Commons and The Braeburn stay open late, offering quick bites and sizzling nibbles. And only steps from the stage, in full view of the plaza, music goers can relax with a glass of wine or beer on the patio at Useless Bay Coffee.” “The music, the dancing and the sense of community that flows through the crowd,” Callison said. “It captivates residents and visitors alike. It rejuvenates their connection with the town.” The Langley Street Dance is a free, all-ages event perfect for the whole family. And in today’s fast-paced, busy, over-booked world, taking a few hours out to enjoy a cool, Whidbey Island summer evening filled with friends and fun sounds like an offer too good to refuse. It’s an event that is a good fit for the City by the Sea.

“The philosophies of this organization are simple, common sense things most of us take for granted – health, dignity and self-respect. Everyone deserves these things,” Mistler said. “No woman should have to choose between feeding herself and her feminine hygiene, and homeless women cannot afford both.

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Get your groove on at the Langley Street Dance

Kate Mistler is a woman on a mission and the affiliate director of the Whidbey Island chapter of the national nonprofit organization “I Support the Girls.” The group collects donated new and gently used bras and panties and new toiletries and feminine hygiene products and distributes them to local organizations for homeless or destitute women and girls.

“There is a great need for things women use every month and they should not have to resort to newspaper, cardboard, wadded up toilet paper or rags to control their flow,”

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“If people want to forget their worries for an evening and just have plain old fun, it is a chance to experience firsthand the Langley vibe and feel young again,” Callison encouraged. “Personally, I love to watch everyone dancing. We are blessed to have a vivacious, eclectic population here on Whidbey Island and the street dance is the perfect backdrop for that diversity to shine,” said McGarry. Photo Courtesy of Langley Main Street Association Hundreds of people are expected to turn out for the fourth annual Langley Street Dance, to be held Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the 2nd Street Plaza downtown.

You can find more information on the Langley Street Dance online at www.langleymainstreet.org. Event sponsors include the City of Langley and Whidbey Weekly.



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9:42 am, Monkey Hill Rd. Caller states firearm went missing; believes it is just misplaced. “Put somewhere safe but doesn’t know where they put it.” Requesting contact or call. 9:29 pm, Piper Trl. Reporting party advising people have bad people on property; are currently there. FRIDAY, MAY 31 11:12 am, NE 7th St. Reporting party advising ex-husband attempted to murder reporting party; stating was attacked last week or this week. Call taker unable to obtain further information, “I have enough on my mind than getting asked all these questions. Whatever, I’m hanging up.” SATURDAY, JUNE 1 2:06 pm, Cultus Bay Rd. Reporting party advising two males fell off their bikes in middle of road; states they are screaming and yelling at people and almost getting hit by cars. Reporting party asked subjects if they needed help and was told “Go f*** yourself.” SUNDAY, JUNE 2 3:58 pm, Bob Galbreath Rd. Caller advising saw loose rooster while she was walking five or 10 minutes ago.

9:26 am, SR 20 Reporting party has no cell, says it has been disconnected and can only call 9-1-1; is on foot, says subject on motorcycle, black older model, wearing gray camouflage and black helmet, is yelling profanities, almost hit two vehicles. 12:50 pm, NE Goldie St. Reporting subject in tent, snoring, on city property. 1:57 pm, Bob Galbreath Rd. Advising rooster in area, appears lost; requesting call. 6:57 pm, NW Elwha St. Reporting party’s son states someone put a bag over his head, put him in a car and drove him somewhere else, but dropping him off. Happened one hour ago. 8:15 pm, Ander Park Rd. Reporting party advising ongoing issue with dirt bike racing up and down road; drives by and flips off reporting party. Heavy set white male, younger; associated with older, red and white Yamaha dirt bike. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 12:37 am, SR 20 Caller states 40 minutes ago people at location were looking at foreign currency on the floor; concerned they were “looking for underground railroad.” 1:52 pm, NE Kettle St. Requesting call, gave away washer and dryer via Whidbey Buy, Sell, Trade; states subjects picked up items a few days ago. This morning left them in front of his garage in pieces. 4:14 pm, Witter Rd. Reporting party advising she was working in yard yesterday and a car drove up. Subject got out of car and ran into reporting party’s house; subject went into bathroom and came out after calling for female subject. Female subject wasn’t coherent and had to whisper and having a bad day. 5:59 pm, SR 525 Advising “white Jeep trying to rear end me;” caller about to get onto ferry; caller is in green Subaru Outback. 8:23 pm, SR 20 Caller stating male walking by door with axe; looked at caller and flipped off caller while swinging a hatchet.

Monday, June 3 5:05 am, Hersig Rd. Caller believes a person is stuck in tree; caller hearing “Help me, I’m in a tree.”

THURSDAY, JUNE 6 9:08 am, SW Silverberry St. Reporting party advising she is being harassed, states she is currently blocking person in.

11:40 am, Bob Galbreath Rd. Reporting a rooster on side of Bob Galbreath just before it turns into Wilkinson; saw rooster yesterday as well; appears to be in distress.

9:48 am, Beach Dr. Requesting call referencing son; states involved in false accusations in yearbook, detail regarding leaving pages out of yearbook on purpose.

2:02 pm, Cloud Way Requesting contact referencing car parts burned at numerous places on property.

12:32 pm, Bearberry Ln. Reporting party advising his daughter’s mother tried to hire someone to kill him; reporting party found out about situation because person hired contacted him.

TUESDAY, JUNE 4 7:57 am, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising subject on motorcycle was in parking lot 10 minutes ago, took off helmet and started yelling at caller and asking if she was the manager and saying she was going to sue them.

1:44 pm, SE Pioneer Way Caller advising male subject with tracheotomy in store. Pulled out device used to speak; made caller uncomfortable. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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SALMON CARE AND PRESERVATION The well prepared and fortunate fisherman who has successfully hooked, played, and brought a salmon to the net or to the edge of the river or stream bank is suddenly faced with a number of questions that should be answered as quickly as possible: Is the fish large enough under the current fishing regulations? If so, is the fish to be kept and eaten right away as table fare? Or should it be released unharmed? Or, if you are extremely lucky and catch a once-in-alifetime fish, should it be considered for a mounted trophy? These are a few of the questions in your mind as you admire your catch. Once the fish is hooked and brought within sight, try to identify whether the fish is a keeper. If it is not, try to handle the fish as little as possible. Scale loss is one of the biggest causes of mortality among juvenile salmon. It has been determined a scale loss of 25 percent could result in death of the fish. Usually because of our use of single hooks, we can release without a significant health risk. If stainless steel hooks are used, they should be removed from the fish’s mouth before the fish is set free; the only time stainless hooks should be cut loose from the line and left with the fish is if the hook is swallowed or caught in the gills or eye. Ferrous steel hooks, if we are forced to leave them, will corrode and drop out eventually. To dispatch a keeper fish, a quick, swift blow directly on top of the head between the eyes is the only place to get the job done right. Striking the fish on the side of the head or gill plates or on the nose will just make him mad. Be sure to bleed the salmon by cutting a gill-arch immediately after a blow to the head to ensure the best tasting fish. Freshly killed salmon should be kept out of the sun and stored in a cool place as quickly as possible. Like all fish, salmon spoil rapidly, especially under warm conditions. I use a water-soaked burlap sack on top of the ice in the cooler - it helps keep ice a little longer. If you are on the bank of the river or stream, place the fish in the shade covered with cool, wet grass or moss until you can reach the cooler. Filleting a salmon takes some practice but is not that difficult given some time. Special care must be taken that the knife cuts are close to the backbone in order to retain the greatest amount of edible fish. Fillets may be skinned by placing the fish skin-side down and running the knife blade carefully between the flesh and the skin, working the sharp edge down and away from your starting point. Salmon steaks are easy; once the fish has been cleaned, simply cut the

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Another step forward for LIHI housing proposal By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly A hearing examiner has recommended the Oak Harbor City Council approve the construction of an affordable housing project in the heart of the city’s historic downtown. The proposal put forth by the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle would create a 51-unit apartment building with 1,000 feet of retail space along SE Pioneer Way. LIHI is requesting a boundary line adjustment, which was the topic of a public hearing held at the Elks Lodge in June.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Simba just can’t wait to be king of the pridelands in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “The Lion King Jr.,” opening Friday in Oak Harbor.

Playhouse serves up a royal treat with “The Lion King Jr”

In his findings, hearing examiner Michael Bobbink said there was much community support for the project as well as opposition.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Do not be confused – there is nothing “junior” about the Whidbey Playhouse production of “The Lion King Jr.,” opening Friday and running through July 28 in Oak Harbor. Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The Whidbey Playhouse production of “The Lion King Jr.” brings favorite characters like Rafiki (played by Jessica Turner) to the stage. The play opens Friday in Oak Harbor and runs through July 28.

The word “junior” might imply small. That’s not the case. With a cast of 44, this production is big. The set is not small, either. In fact, it features a massive “pride rock,” just like the one in the animated Disney film on which this production is based. One may also see the word “junior” at the end of the title and think it’s a children’s production for children. Nope. This is a production easily enjoyed by all ages, children and adults alike. Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Mufasa (Colin O’Hara) tries to convey to his young cub, Simba (Roland Garrett), the important role that awaits him as future king of the pridelands in “The Lion King Jr.,” opening Friday at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

About the only thing that could be considered “junior” about “The Lion King Jr.” is the age of its cast, which ranges from 7 to 15. But

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something most people do not ever think about and take for granted.”

The local group – the first in Washington and the first west of Minnesota and north of Colorado – was formed in February and is in desperate need of volunteers to help collect and distribute donations. Recently Mistler organized a salon challenge to collect cash or items, with the top salon earning a certificate of appreciation and a pizza party. In all, seven Oak Harbor salons participated, all but one bringing in donations.

Even Mistler admits this wasn’t a need or an organization she was aware of until she saw “I Support the Girls” and its founder, Dana Marlowe, featured on the show “Returning the Favor” with Mike Rowe.

“The response from the other salons’ patrons was phenomenal,” said Mistler. “In the end there was a five-cent difference between New Image and Allure. I decided both were winners.” Mistler said the two salons each raised about $537 in cash and items. Plus, when the challenge was over, four of the participating salons – New Image, Posh Puppies, Great Clips and Ultimate Cuts – kept the donation boxes and collection cans to see if they could collect more. “We were unbelievably pleased with the results,” she said. “People are amazing.” Other efforts have included tables outside of Walmart once a month. While Mistler said they hope to put together future events, she is pleased with the response volunteers have received so far. “People are very happy to donate,” she said. “They find our cause unique and want to help. It’s amazing to watch their eyes light up (and see the lights come on in their minds) when they realize we are trying to fill a void that no one really realizes is there. This is

“As I watched, it was as if Mike Rowe and Dana Marlowe stepped out of my computer monitor, kicked me in the butt and said ‘You need to do this!’ And so it began,” she said, describing growing up watching her mom volunteer transporting cancer patients to treatments and raising thousands of dollars for Children’s Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle by making and selling items. “But I never felt the intense desire to do something like that until I saw this episode on ‘Returning the Favor,’” Mistler said. “I saw a need here and wanted to do what I could.” In a short time, I Support the Girls has already connected with several organizations on Whidbey Island, including: Whidbey Homeless Coalition, Good Cheer Food Bank and Thrift Shop, Ryan’s House, Marjie’s House, Spin Café, Help House, The Haven, Victim Support Services, Opportunity Council, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Garage of Blessings, Oak Harbor Public Schools and Coupeville School District. Mistler hopes to add the South Whidbey School District, Boys and Girls Club and the Island County Jail to the list in the future. Reaction so far has been very positive. “They are exceptionally happy and grateful and they will generally take all we can give them,” Mistler said. “Most places – and we try to stress this to our donors – are crying

“There was also significant opposition to the project, much of which was from business owners in the Main Street Business Owners Association [sic],” documents read. “The stated grounds of opposition included lack of sufficient street side retail development, inappropriate use of a boundary line adjustment in order to get around a requirement that buildings on lots abutting Pioneer Way have retail development on the first floor...and on the grounds the design of the building proposed is not consistent with the applicable Design Regulation Guidelines document.” Bobbink also noted concerns were raised about traffic conditions on Bayshore Avenue and whether parking would be sufficient for the project. “These concerns were all addressed in the [city’s] staff report and, in the opinion of the Hearing Examiner, addressed appropriately,” said the document. Bobbink went on to note this is the kind of development that should occur in the central business district. “Apparently, this is a rare proposal that contains a significant residential development in this District,” he wrote. “It also has the advantage of providing a large number of affordable housing units, helping meet that specific goal of the comprehensive plan, while still incorporating street front retail space.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Stylists at Allure Salon in Oak Harbor also won a recent salon challenge for I Support the Girls, and received a certificate of appreciation and a pizza party. Pictured are Emily Kowalczyk, Megan Hernandez, Karen Derecola, Kate Mistler (with ISTG), Elizabeth Walker, Taylor Stoy and Wendi Sjodin.

“LIHI worked for many months to address the corrections and changes the planning department required of us,” said Robin Amadon, LIHI’s housing development director. “We still have many steps ahead, depending upon the City Council vote.”

for pads, tampons, panties and toiletries. Some can only take these particular items and keep them on hand for emergencies, but at least they have something available that does not infringe on their budgets.”

City council members will hold a closed record review of the land use proposal at its Aug. 20 meeting, although it is not clear whether there will be a final decision at that time.

What the group really could use now, Mistler said, is volunteers.

Depending on the council’s final decision, Amadon said she believes many of the concerns raised by the Oak Harbor Main Street Association and others will be positively addressed by its finished project.

“We are all volunteers here, but there are only five of us and we need help,” she said. “Right now I can only foresee growth as the word spreads. Unfortunately, the need is there now and the growth is not happening fast enough. Having volunteers in every community to collect and deliver these products is paramount to help as many women and girls as possible.” To learn more about I Support the Girls, visit www.isupportthegirls.org. To reach Mistler for volunteering or donation information, call her at 360-678-2090, email her at paminron@gmail.com or find the local chapter on Facebook under ISTG-Whidbey Island. Donations can be mailed directly to ISTG at P.O. Box 1491, Oak Harbor, WA, 98277 or items may be dropped off outside Mistler’s home in the “In Bin,” at 1008 Diane Ave., Oak Harbor.

“Our development on the edge of the historic downtown district adds units of affordable rental housing for Oak Harbor residents, including military veterans, two commercial retail spaces for lease, a public plaza and pedestrian hill climb connecting the waterfront to Pioneer Way,” she said. “This all takes shape on a site that has been vacant for a long time. “When our project evidences success — units leased and retail delivered — this could stand as market proof and entice retail/hotel/condo developers to look at development opportunities,” Amadon continued. “Our project could show the market that the risk is worth taking in Oak Harbor.”

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By Carey Ross Aladdin: I’m just going to go ahead and say there’s not a single animated Disney movie I would like to see remade into a live-action film. Nor do I find the idea of a giant blue Will Smith appealing, but your mileage may vary there. ★★ (PG • 2 hrs. 8 min.) Annabelle Comes Home: Wake me up when Chucky and Anna face off in the ultimate demonic doll duel to the death, preferably for both of them. Until then, I’m not interested. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 40 min.) Child’s Play: Despite the fact this movie stars Aubrey Plaza, features the voice work of Mark Hamill as Chucky and boasts a soundtrack by Bellingham’s Bear McCreary, those are not nearly good enough reasons to bring this demented doll back from the grave. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 30 min.) Crawl: First this movie hits you with a hurricane. Then it traps you in a slowly flooding attic. Then it attacks you with giant alligators. If someone in this movie doesn’t make one of the alligators swallow an alarm clock, that will be an opportunity missed. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 27 min.) John Wick: Chapter 3–Parabellum: Keanu Reeves has cranked out another improbably well-done installment in this action-packed franchise, and I guess I should stop referring to his success in this realm as “improbable.” John Wick is the real deal. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 11 min.) Men In Black: International: Because there is nothing new under the Hollywood sun, I am unsurprised to see this reboot of the MIB franchise, but since it stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson (aka Thor and Valkyrie) and was directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”), I’m not mad at it. It’s not like the first three MIB films were cinematic masterpieces. ★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Midsommar: With “Hereditary,” director Ari Aster illustrated the horror of not being able to pick your family. This time, he shows us that life in a chosen family can be a horror all its own as a group of young people travel to a remote part of Sweden to experience a “festival” that happens once a century–and things go seriously, creepily, terribly sideways. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 20 min.) Rocketman: This biopic charts Elton John’s rise from small-town piano prodigy to groundbreaking international superstar with all of the big-hearted campiness and surprising profundity of the artist himself. Plus, it’s got a killer soundtrack. ★★★★★ (R • 2 hrs. 1 min.) The Secret Life of Pets 2: This sequel is pretty much a retooling of the first install-

ment of this animated series, but since it’s a movie made for kids, who really cares? They love to watch the same things over and over again. ★★ (PG • 1 hr. 26 min.) Spider-Man: Far From Home: Spider-Man goes abroad to save the world and get the girl in this first post-Avengers movie in our new post-original-Avengers reality. If Tom Holland is the future of the franchise, I’m here for every web-slinging minute of it. ★★★★★ (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 9 min.)


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Stuber: It’s a movie about Uber. Hollywood has seen a million sharks and it has jumped them all. ★★ (R • 1 hr. 45 min.)


Toy Story 4: I don’t know how the fourth installment of a franchise can maintain this level of excellence, but such is the genius of Pixar. Credit should also go to Tom Hanks as the ever-reliable Woody, but this time the show belongs to Forky, aka Tony Hale. One or both of them will no doubt make you cry. It’s Pixar, after all. ★★★★★ (G • 1 hr. 30 min.

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Yesterday: Dude wakes up in a world in which the Beatles have never existed but he somehow knows about them and all their songs, which he then passes off as his own, only to achieve his ultimate rock star dream of opening for Ed Sheeran. Aim sky-high, Beatles guy. ★★★ (PG-13 • 1 hr. 52 min.)

Bring an appetite, Bruce Grimm and his super mobile smoker will be serving up his famous ribs, chicken and brisket to go with salads and side dishes. Tickets are $15, available at the bar or by phone. Bring your friends, meet the members, enjoy your meal and see what the club has to offer. The Eagles is a major South Whidbey charity funder. We are, “People Helping People”.

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

A PASSION FOR PICKLES It’s National Pickle Month this month! That’s right – an ode to the very tart and tangy, crunchy, yummy jar of green goodness. Celebrating pickles is easy (for some, at least). Not only are they a much-loved household favorite today, but they have been from about 2400 BC. For some 5,000 or so years, the process of pickling food has been a means of preservation and thankfully so. Today, while it mightn’t always be necessary to pickle food to keep it from spoiling, it definitely goes a long way in the flavor department. Some centuries after the Mesopotamians first began experimenting with vinegar or brine, it’s believed cucumbers native to India were being pickled. By 50 BC, Egyptians and Romans alike were consuming pickles for health and beauty reasons (as is supposedly the case for Cleopatra and her infamous beauty), as well as strength and vitality (as was the case for the troops that made up the Roman army). Now, whether a beauty hack or for the purposes of being super strong and an all-round formidable foe, the pickle was already famed. I happen to think its flavor and texture and even the sound it makes when being eaten, had a little something to do with its popularity throughout all these many thousands of years. Eventually, by 900 AD, dill was being used in the pickling of cucumbers, which is great, as its flavor is incredible. Some people find its slightly musty, licorice flavor off-putting, but one thing’s for certain – you know dill when you smell it or taste it! Dill pickles are delicious and the use of the herb when pickling cucumbers was a genius idea. Kudos to whoever started including it in their recipe to begin with. But because a dill pickle’s flavor is rather acrid, there are other options. Gherkins, for example, or bread and butter pickles – which taste nothing like bread and butter, thankfully, and brings me to my next point: What is the difference between a pickle and a gherkin? This is where things become interesting, albeit a tad confusing. So, a pickle and gherkin are from the same family as a regular cucumber,

they are just different varieties within the family. There are loads of different kinds of cucumber, by the way, and their sizes range from a couple of inches to almost two feet in length! According to my research, the smallest type of cucumber is the Gherkin. Pickles generally, but particularly Gherkins, contain a good dose of potassium and vitamins A and K, but are extremely high in sodium, though the way they taste kind of gives that away. A Gherkin is crunchier than a pickle which says something. I really believe the way a pickle sounds, whether big or small, plays an important role in our enjoyment of them. I’ve seen ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) videos online where the vlogger records the sounds of pickles or gherkins being eaten. It’s a distinctive sound too, because when you hear someone crunching into a pickle, you instantly know what it is and practically taste it in your own mouth! Maybe it’s just me, though. I used to eat gherkins straight out of the jar as a very young child. I like pretty much anything pickled and always have. Pickled onions, pickled beetroot, pickled mango – you name it, if it’s pickled, I will most likely enjoy it. Perhaps not pickled salmon roe, but I haven’t tried it yet so you never know! Now, my second point and something I’m curious about, why do we call a pickled cucumber a pickle, yet we can’t call a pickled onion a pickle? Are they both not pickled? Why have we dubbed the one by the first word of what they actually are (‘pickled’) and not the other? I’d be interested to know. Anyway, this is a topic for another time and as I’m sitting here, I’m thinking about the ways in which people enjoy eating pickles. Straight from the jar, plain and simple is always a classic mode of enjoyment, but so is a pickle relish. On a hot dog, of course. How about a bread and butter pickle on a cold cuts sandwich? Perhaps some lettuce and spicy cheese with a little mustard to go along with your meat of choice would make delicious accompaniments to the pickles. How about eating them deep fried? One of my dearest friends introduced me to the wonderful world of deep-fried pickles and let

me just stop now to thank her for that (she knows who she is). There’s something magical about a pickle ‘coin’ battered and deep fried and then dipped in a creamy sauce of some sort. This dish made its debut on the culinary scene in the 1960s and ever since then, it’s only grown in popularity. Before then, no one really thought to mess with the pickle and let’s be practical about it; a wet pickle going into a deep fat fryer doesn’t sound appetizing. Not to mention all the water from the pickle juice splattering and jumping when it and the hot oil make an introduction. You see, I personally think the batter combats this and naturally helps make the fried pickle as amazing as it is. Dear Readers, summer is in full swing and as a result pickles can and will feature heavily in our dishes, especially if you’re barbecuing! Why not make your own fried pickles as a quick and easy appetizer one night? I’m including a recipe I found on a wonderful site (www.sugarspunrun.com) which I adapted slightly for my own taste preferences. I hope you like it as much as I do! Please send any and all comments, questions and definitely, recipes you might like to share to letsdish. whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we can do exactly that – Dish! Fried Pickles 1 cup all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon paprika ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon curry powder ½ cup buttermilk 1 egg 3 large kosher dill pickles cut into ¼-inch thick rounds Oil for frying Pour oil 2-3 inches deep into a large saucepan, for frying. Attach a candy thermometer to the side, making sure it is in the oil but not touching the bottom of the saucepan. Heat your oil to 375°F before frying. BE CAREFUL and always exercise caution with this. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and curry powder. In a separate bowl, whisk buttermilk and egg. Coat the pickle rounds in the flour mixture, then dip/ dredge in the egg mixture and coat in flour again. CAREFULLY and gently transfer pickle slices (maybe only five at a time) to the oil and fry for about 90 seconds per side, or until rich, golden brown in color. Remove carefully from the oil and lay on a paper towel-covered plate. Always make sure your thermometer reads 375°F before frying the next batch. Serve with dipping sauce of choice and enjoy! https://atlasobscura.com/articles/the-long-unusual-history-of-the-pickled-cucumber www.history.com/pickles-throughout-history To read past columns of Let’s Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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we have won just over 73 times,” said Tony Savoy, owner and brewer at Flyers Restaurant and Brewery.

Planet Fitness Opens “Judgement Free” Gym in Oak Harbor Join for $1 down, $10 a month with no commitment through July 16 Planet Fitness has arrived in Oak Harbor. Its 20th club in the Seattle DMA is now open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week in Harbor Towne Center, 32165 State Route 20. Memberships are now being accepted for $1 down and $10 a month with no commitment through July 16. Sign up online at https:// www.planetfitness.com/gyms/oak-harbor-wa or in person. Also, as part of the Teen Summer Challenge initiative (https://www.planetfitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge), teens ages 15 to 18 are invited to work out for free through Sept. 1. In-person registration is required: teens under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign-up. As one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers, and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. “Whether or not you’ve belonged to a gym, we invite you to check out the club, meet our friendly staff, get a tour and see what the Judgement Free Zone is all about,” said Victor Brick, Planet Fitness franchisee. “We’re confident that our encouraging and hassle-free environment will be a welcome addition to the community.” The 23,522-square-foot Oak Harbor club offers state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage beds, massage chairs, tanning beds, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more. Membership includes free small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe@pf ® program. As a member appreciation gesture, Planet Fitness provides free pizza on the first Monday of every month, and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month while supplies last, as a reminder that it’s okay to treat yourself. PF Black Card® membership – at $21.99 a month – includes more amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 1,800+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds and chairs and tanning, among other benefits, which vary by location. As an additional perk, Planet Fitness members nationwide can connect and support each other via “Planet of Triumphs,” an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspirational stories of Planet Fitness members, reinforcing the Company’s belief that ‘everyone belongs.’

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Planet Fitness has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms and into communities that need it most with its national philanthropic initiative, “The Judgement Free Generation™”. Together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation’s leading youth development organization, supporting millions of kids and teens during the critical out-of-school time, Planet Fitness aims to empower a generation of teens to grow up contributing to a more judgement free planet – a place where everyone feels accepted and like they belong. For more information about Planet Fitness Oak Harbor, call 360-323-4060 or email harbor. wa@planetfitness.com. For more information about Planet Fitness overall, visit www.PlanetFitness.com or follow PlanetFitness on Facebook and Twitter.

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amid defeat, simply by first acknowledging your mistake, and most of all by learning from it. Opinions are only that on the 13th. Facts are what count.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) At some point this week, you are likely to find your mind wrapped up in a game of could have been-should have been. Wistfully shuffling memories, pining over all the ways your affairs might have gone, but didn’t, is a useless waste of energy. There is a possible exception, however. Nostalgia is useful fuel when formulating plans for a happy future and the push to reach it. Indulge as chance permits on the 13th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Grand schemes that sound great but lack substance are something to be wary of this week. A hard look may reveal that they are backed by little more than wishful thinking. Especially where money is involved, the established fact behind optimistic pitches is likely to be less than rosy. Appeals that play on your fears are a definite red flag. Being open to all the possibilities on the 13th does not mean accepting any as gospel. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Spur of the moment decisions put you on shaky ground this week. Your heart may lead you into places your head might not willingly follow. How to get out of the resulting predicament could occupy much of your time. This is not to say a happy ending to what begins as a misadventure is impossible. Only that your ingenuity and resolve may be thoroughly tested. The 13th may hold an array of life’s little adventures. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Rushing to take advantage of what at first blush appears to be a golden opportunity has its hidden downside this week. Depending on how much is at stake, you may want to slow up for a closer look. You want to make sure that glowing promises of great things to come are backed with real substance. The chances of a major disappointment are better than even. Do your homework and keep your eyes open on the 13th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Due diligence as it applies in your life is important this week. Wishful thinking is not enough. Verify the truth of your assumptions carefully, and realize that contingency plans are crucial. If you find yourself in a bind later down the road, you’ll be thankful for that plan B you never thought you’d use. Realize, too, that chronic negativity is as harmful as unwarranted optimism. Be wary of both extremes on the 13th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Know your subject well before venturing too far out on a limb this week. Assertions that you can’t defend and have no way to retract are a real hazard. Finding yourself on the losing end of an argument is not the end of the world. You can advance your cause even

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Honest and well-considered opinions that differ greatly from your own are something to be valued highly this week, if you can find such. More likely, you are in an echo chamber of people who agree with you and tell you only what you want to hear. That’s fine for building your ego, but of little use in getting to the heart of matters you know little or nothing about. Draw out the quiet person on the 13th if it’s insightful conversation you want. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Money and possessions are on the docket for close examination this week. You may come under pressure to act in ways you would not have entertained before. Uncertainty is a natural part of life, but there are ways to protect yourself by putting the odds of success in your favor. A full understanding of those as they pertain to your situation is wise. What begins on the 13th need not end there. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Facing the daily grind is going to get old at some point this week, if indeed it hasn’t already. When the urge to break the routine and slip away strikes, you probably won’t lack for the right people and circumstances to make it happen. Vacation proposals won’t be the hard sell they might be at less appropriate times. If costs become a concern on the 13th, be sure to factor in the benefits of improved mental health. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The many ways of turning around what could have been a loss and making it a win are directly relevant to your week. You may be consciously searching for such a winning formula. Or you may stumble into such by accident, realizing only after the fact what a valuable thing you’ve discovered. The wants and needs of the moment may take a back seat in your quest on the 13th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Self-promotion will carry you far this week, and return dividends to boot. If you are shy about tooting your own horn, fear not. The only requisite is that you be in the right place at the right time, something that is hard to mess up when fate has its eye on you. Bottom line is to keep your goals in mind and go about your business in whatever style suits you. Established routines favor you on the 13th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Disciplined routines conflict with your desire to be free and spontaneous this week. The challenge, and it’s not a small one, is for you is to integrate both discipline and spontaneity into your life harmoniously. Each must have its moment of expression. Self-indulgences have their place, but not at the expense of prior commitments and responsibilities. Your measure of success on the 13th speaks for the week as a whole.


1. Partner to “oohed” 6. Frying dishes 10. Turncoats 14. Tropical fruit 15. Combinations of ideas 17. Sick 19. Consumed 20. Is in possession of 21. Zodiac sign 22. Hem and __ 23. Small country along the Arabian Peninsula 24. Petty quarrel 26. Scold 29. Volcanic crater 31. Present 32. TV network 34. “Rule Britannia” composer 35. Some hold lunches 37. Spring harvest in South Asia 38. Feline 39. Precipitation 40. In addition 41. Using as a foundation 43. Without 45. Ancient Roman garment 46. Political action committee 47. A way to excite

49. Swiss river 50. A place to relax 53. NE Ohio ballplayer 57. Rocky bodies orbiting the sun 58. Horse-drawn vehicle 59. Soaks 60. Cunning 61. The underworld


1. Water (Spanish) 2. Your parent’s sister 3. Incline from vertical 4. The night before 5. Female descendants from American revolutionaries 6. Exclamation of disgust 7. Affirmative votes 8. Midway between north and northwest 9. Soft-shell clams 10. Layer at the back of the eyeball 11. Tennis great Arthur 12. Where golf games begin 13. Soviet Socialist Republic 16. Capital of Zimbabwe 18. This and __ 22. Laugh

23. Adhere to the rules 24. He comes each December 25. Before 27. Hindu cymbals 28. __ and flows 29. Personal computer 30. Semite 31. “Star Wars” hero Solo 33. Data executive 35. Hybrid fruits 36. Capital of Latvia 37. Moved swiftly 39. Troublemaker 42. Averts 43. Garment worn by S. Asian women 44. It cools your house 46. Homes to bachelors 47. Besides 48. Cowboys great Leon 49. Griffith or Rooney 50. Province of Pakistan 51. Part of a book 52. Gasteyer and Ivanovic are two 53. Automobile 54. Afflict 55. To the __ degree 56. Arrived extinct Answers on page 15

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

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cially proud of his three grandsons and their wives: Joel and Elisabeth Rosinbum, Tim and Katy Rosinbum and John and Heather Rosinbum. His five great-grandchildren, Micah, Oliver, Lilliana, Josiah and Asher Rosinbum, were the joy and delight of his final years.

Life Tributes

Our family is grateful to the Rose Center for the support and joy they brought to John’s life as he went on dozens of trips all over Oregon and Southwest Washington and shared in many lunches and activities. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Salvation Army Rose Center for Seniors. Instructions below: Check made out to: “The Rose Center,” with memo line reading John Hennrich memorial gift. Mailing address: Salvation Army, 8495 SE Monterey Ave., Happy Valley, OR 97086. A memorial service with reception for John will be held Monday, July 15, at 1 p.m. at Wallin Funeral Home. To leave a message on John’s online guestbook, please visit www.wallinfuneralhome.com

BILL E. VEST William Everett Vest, cherished spouse, “Faasha”, dad, son, brother, “Gruncle,” nephew, cousin, teammate, coach and friend, passed away Thursday, June 27,2019 while at work.

LEROY “JOHN” HENNRICH Leroy “John” Hennrich, 99, passed away July 1, 2019 at the family home on Whidbey Island. The seventh of Charles and Hattie Hennrich’s eight children, John was born on the family farm near Doe Run, Mo., Feb. 27, 1920. He enlisted in the Navy in 1939 and was stationed on Ford Island during the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. Following the attack, John was selected for flight school and in 1943, his boyhood dream was realized when he became an enlisted Navy pilot. In the course of his career, he held a commercial pilot’s license and was instrument rated for single and multi-engine land aircraft, sea aircraft, and helicopters. While stationed at NAS Whidbey in 1950, John met and married the love of his life, Mary Francis Mahoney. After John retired from the Navy in 1959 as a Chief Petty Officer Aviation Pilot, he, Mary and their fiveyear-old daughter, Mary Ellen, returned to Whidbey. In 1961, John and Mary welcomed a second daughter, Lisa. They built their forever home, with a view of Mt. Baker, in 1966 and a few years later, planted the first of thousands of Christmas trees for their U-cut farm. The Hennrich Tree farm still operates today, owned and managed by Lisa and her husband, Skip Boyer. For many years, John worked at Anacortes Veneer until retiring in 1987 when he and Mary became snow birds, wintering in Queen Valley, Ariz., until Mary’s death in 1995. In 1996, he married Twila “Jo” Proffitt, also of Queen Valley. Jo was his faithful companion until her death in 2010. For the next seven years, John lived in Portland, Ore., with Mary Ellen and her husband, Tod, and was an active member of the Salvation Army Rose Center for Seniors. In 2017 they moved back to John’s home on Whidbey and began wintering in Phoenix, Ariz. John’s love for the beauty of God’s creation was inspiring. On a walk, drive or flight he always commented on the beautiful scenery around him. A man of quiet faith, he knew God’s angels were always watching over him. His quick smile, warm and friendly personality and kind heart endeared him to all. He never knew a stranger. Terrific on the dance floor and an avid fisherman, he also enjoyed music, reading, golf, playing pool, watching westerns and nature programs and working on puzzles. Son-in-laws Tod Rosinbum and Skip Boyer were true sons to John that he loved as his own. He was espe-

Born Dec. 8, 1969, in Virginia, Bill grew up a Navy dependent. His family traveled to several bases before finally settling down in Oak Harbor, Wash. This is where his lifetime relationship with sports began. He spent his youth playing sports, fishing on the river with his uncles, dad and his chosen brothers from other mothers. We cannot forget geeking out with his D&D family. After leaving college, Bill’s passion for sports continued with his involvement in the local little league teams, coaching and showing his support and enthusiasm to all. Many of the young people Bill coached, he continued to follow all through their formative years. If you were ever around Bill for more than a minute, you know he was always quick with a story – he was blessed with this Irish gift of gab. His pride in his hometown and his alumni ran deep in his veins. The way he lit up when talking about all the talent that continued to come up through the Oak Harbor sports programs was inspirational to be around. Bill was preceded in death by Papaw and Mamaw, Grandpa Vest, his momma, Peggie, Aunt Gloria, Uncle Ronnie and dear friend Jim. Bill is survived by his daughter McKala, Bella, son Gabriel, granddaughter, Riley, and their mother, his first wife, Lisa. His Penny, the children Allen, Makayla, Dustin and Jayden. His father Bill, Melanie and Logan, their family Devynn, Krystal, Parker, Mykenzee, Dylan, baby Boyd, Liam Ashley and Bobby. Mandy and her family Sheyenne, Lylah, Zaiha and Malcom, His Uncles Joe, Charles and Aunts Janet Marie and Libby on his mothers’ side The Goodwin’s’. His Grandma Vest, Uncle Jerry, Jim and Joe, Aunts Sharon and Cindy on his father’s side, the Vests. Bill has such an enormous family that miss him dearly, his cousins, Ronnie, Joe, Patty-Jo, Jason, James, Anita, Lani, CJ, Robert, Jimmy, Billie, Jesah, Mark, Jake, Neil, Sarah, Jamie, Stephanie, Terry, George, Shannon, Whitney, Madison, Shelby, Hannah, Lexi, Marqui and numerous others not mentioned. His Brothers Kevin, Steve and Damien. Services for Bill will be held July 24 at Oak Harbor High School’s student union building from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a procession to Rocky Point for a celebration of Bill. Family suggests donations can be made to the GoFundMe account set up in his name by going to www. gofundme.com and searching Celebration of Life for William “Lil Bill” Vest. Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, Wash. Please visit Bill’s page in our Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com to share memories and leave condolences.

Life Tributes can now be found online at www.whidbeyweekly.com LION continued from page 10 director Tatyana Moore and assistant director Brenden Darnell say no one should underestimate the caliber of the talent on stage. “This is not just a youth production,” Darnell said. “It’s a full Whidbey Playhouse production.” “It’s much different than a school production,” agreed Moore. “In school, everyone is automatically in a class play. These kids went through an audition process like a regular production.” It doesn’t hurt that Whidbey Playhouse has had programming for youth in the community for years. Members of the Would Be Players are often seen on stage in regular productions throughout the year. Others learn valuable skills such as set design, sound, lighting and direction. Moore, who was a part of the Would Be Players when younger, has appeared on stage and last year she directed her

first play – “The Little Mermaid.” She said she really enjoys working with the young casts, who are eager to learn and unencumbered by preconceived notions of how to play their characters, especially with this story. “The original Disney movie of “The Lion King” is older than all of them,” she laughed. “The kids bring a lot of energy to it, they bring their own character to their roles and they bring new ideas.” “It has been cool watching this all come together,” said Darnell. “When they first got to rehearse on stage it was a completely different atmosphere. And they would give more every time we added to the set, costumes or makeup. They became more and more invested in their character.” “The Lion King Jr.” is the classic coming of age story of Simba the lion, whose birthright is to become king. As Simba struggles with the responsibility that one day awaits him, his evil uncle Scar has his own plans to steal the throne. When young Simba leaves the pridelands, he meets lovable characters many will remember from the film.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Those who know the story will recognize a few familiar characters on stage in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “The Lion King Jr.,” such as grown up Simba the lion (Graeme Bennett), meerkat Timon (David Valencia) and Pumbaa the warthog (Brynn Schmid).

As always, audiences will be entertained by the cute and inventive costumes, but they will enjoy some fine performances as well. As mentioned, the talent pool runs deep. Music for the production comes from both the classic Disney film and the Broadway production, so parents or grandparents whose children enjoyed the animated movie will recall some favorite tunes, like “Hakuna Matata,” a definite crowd favorite. The timing of this production works well, too. Moore said it would be a great “refresher” to take in before seeing the new “live action” version of the film, which is due to hit theaters July 19. “This story was so ahead of its time,” she said. “It’s really cool how it translates to the stage. It’s a universal story everyone can enjoy.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The evil king Scar (Grant Steller) plots with his band of hyenas in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “The Lion King Jr.,” opening Friday in Oak Harbor.

Performances of “The Lion King Jr.” are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays starting Friday, and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through July 28. For tickets and information, visit www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. For more photos, see Whidbey Weekly’s album on Facebook.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Simba (Roland Garrett) falls victim to his evil uncle Scar’s (Grant Stelle) plan in “The Lion King Jr.,” opening Friday at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call 360-221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child’s life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. 425923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin’ Alive team. Our team’s mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/NorthPugetSoundDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of homicide, burglary, robbery, assault, identity theft, fraud, human trafficking, home invasion and other crimes not listed. Victim Support Services has advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line 888-3889221. Free service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org

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

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@ gmail.com (0) 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 How’d youdifficulty do? rating 0.50) Puzzle 1 (Medium, 1 7 9 8 4 3 6 2 5 2 5 4 6 1 9 3 8 7

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manuel typewriter, $75; Record albums, make Offer; Akai stereo cassette player, $100; Bose speakers (2), $50; Kneading Fingers massager, $40; Delta table saw, $100. 360-341-6473 (1) Wind chimes, 21”, $10. We can send photos. Call or text 360-320-0525 Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father’s Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16 ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6”W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

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

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Excellent grass hay, good for horses, $7 per bale. 20 bale minimum. 360-321-1624

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