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loganberry Festival at the greenbank Farm 10am to 5pm Artist invasion at the lavender Wind Farm 10am to 5pm More Local Events inside
Whidbey Playhouse Auditions Whidbey Playhouse Oak Harbor Page 6
Loganberry Poster Illustration by Stacey Neumiller
Tingstad and Rumbel WICA Langley Page 6
A Guide To Creative Photography Coupeville Middle School/High School Coupeville Page 11
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GIG Dinner at Patron
Quinn Fitzpatrick is an eclectic guitarist who draws upon folk, country, celtic, blues, latin and jazz. He plays tasteful instrumental arrangements of classic tunes as well as original offerings. Quinn has played with a variety of musicians for the past 16 years opening for artisits such as Kenny Chesney, Aaron Tippin, and Rodney Crowell. Described as a “poet of sound” and a “guitar Wizard,” Quinn’s music covers a wide spectrum of emotions and styles. To check him out, visit www.quinnfitzpatrick. com. The first night of concerts is sponsored by Langley’s Music for the Eyes, bringing rugs and textiles from Central Asia to Whidbey.
The Gluten Intolerance Group of Whidbey Island would like to thank Veronica and her staff at Patron Mexican Restaurant for providing a Gluten Free menu. Celebrating the 1st night of the new menu were 19 GIG members including family and friends. The gluten free menu is now available upon request. One can also request the corn tortilla chips to be done in a dedicated deep fat frier. [Submitted by Coyla Shepard]
South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District Presents Concerts in the Park Looking for something to do Thursday evenings? South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District has the perfect event for you. SWPRD will be holding their annual Concert in the Park series Thursday evenings July 18 through August 8 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Community Park, located at 5495 Maxwelton Road. Grab dinner from the concession stand or pack the cooler with an evening snack, grab a blanket or folding chair, bring your family or friends and join the fun of this free concert series. The music line-up for the summer concert series will kick off with a Locals Night Double Feature, with seasoned musician Quinn Fitzpatrick on Solo Guitar starting the evening, followed by The Muse & eye finishing the evening July 18. The Muse & eye performs songwriter Russell Clepper’s original compositions and features the rich vocal harmonies of Sarah Dial Primrose. The local duo is one of Whidbey’s favorite country/folk bands, and has also gained an audience in the Southwest and Northeast where they do annual tours. Russell has a reputation in his native Texas as one of the state’s best songwriters. Sarah’s singing experience is many faceted and includes performances on prestigious stages in New York City, her place of birth. To
The series will continue Thursdays, July 25 through August 8 with a variety of music, including ska, soul, rock & roll, bluegrass, country, and hopefully some steel drums. In the event of inclement weather, concerts may be cancelled or rescheduled. The concerts are a cooperative effort, brought to you by South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District, Whidbey Island Bank, Windermere, and Music for the Eyes. For more information about the Concerts in the Park, please contact SWPR at (360)221-5484 or visit their website, www. swparks.org [Submitted by Carrie Monforte]
Camp Casey Lap Adult Swim The Camp Casey Conference Center pool will be opening for a morning lap swim July 22 through August 1 from 8:40am to 9:10am, Monday thru Thursdays. The Casey pool is heated and guarded by Red Cross Certified lifeguards. Cost is $3 per swim or $20 for the 2 weeks. For more information, call (360)6785050 or visit www.spu.edu/caseypool [Submitted by Robyn Myers]
Become a Preservation Crew Member Work alongside National Park Service preservation carpenters and your neighbors to help preserve the Coupeville Wharf Warehouse building. Learn hands-on preservation techniques, listen to engaging lectures about the building and the maritime history of Coupeville, and give back to your community. July 22 through July 25 and July 29 through August 1, there will be two shifts per day, from 8:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Attend two brown bag lunch lectures about the building and maritime history: A History of the Wharf by Roger Sherman, Tuesday, July 23 at Noon and Maritime History of Coupeville by Lynn Hyde, Tuesday, July 30 at Noon. For more informa-
tion, contact Annie Matsov, Historical Architect at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)6786084. This program is provided in partnership with the Port of Coupeville, National Park Service, Coupeville Lion’s Club, Island County Historical Society, and the Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association. A special thank you to Hanson’s Building Supply, Whidbey Island, the official materials supplier for the 2013 Preservation Field School. [Submitted by Coupeville Chamber of Commerce]
Loganberry Festival at Greenbank Farm The Loganberry Festival, held July 27 & 28, will transform Greenbank Farm into a center of excitement, with great music, pie eating contests, dog agility events, equestrian demonstrations, and falconry exhibits. Music has always been a mainstay for the Loganberry Festival and over recent years dog and horse activities have added to the fun. But there’s something new at the festival this year. Visitors can shift their eyes to the skies (or at least to the perch) as experts in the behavior of birds of prey will explain the role the birds play in our local landscapes and will provide demonstrations of how these hunters play a working role in the world of commercial agriculture. The Loganberry Festival is extremely family friendly. The only “fee” is by donation as you park, a suggested $5 per carload to help defray the cost of entertainment and the associated licensing fees the Farm must pay. There are kids activities, pie eating contests for young and old, non-profit exhibits, local artisans and food purveyors. The stage area will be moved to the northern part of the parking lot, to take advantage of the cover offered by the tractor barn and to create a more welcoming yet protected area for a beer & wine garden. Students will offer tours of the training center fields, Greg Lange will be on site with his draft horses offering a plowing demonstration, and there will even be bluegrass music up on the ridge, to complement the other musical styles featured on the main stage. World class equestrian athletes will perform in the arena, along with 4-H dog agility contestants, hippo-therapy specialists, and dressage performers. For more information, visit http://greenbankfarm. biz/loganberry-festival/or email email@example.com. [Submitted by Judy Feldman, Greenbank Farm]
Artist Invade Lavender Wind Farm Once Again The 2013 Artist Invasion of Lavender Wind Farm is scheduled for Saturday, July 27 and
Sunday, July 28, from 10:00am to 5:00pm each day. Lavender Wind Farm, located at 2430 Darst Road in Coupeville, will be abuzz with artists working on their projects, showing and selling their work. You will meet painters, jewelers, a basket weaver, fiber artists, a glass artist, a potter, wood carvers, metal workers, a gourd artist, print makers and more. This year they will have several book signings as well. Come and spend the day, there will be locally grown and organic culinary treats to temp you as well as lavender “everything” grown on the farm. [Submitted by Lyla Lillis]
Road Restrictions for Whidbey Island Triathlon The following road restrictions will be in effect to facilitate the safety of runners and bicyclists during South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District’s Whidbey Island Triathlon to be held Saturday, August 3. 8:00am to 9:45am: Lakeside Drive one way only (northwest-bound) between Traverse Road & Pintail Road (no street parking except select volunteers). 9:45am to 11:45pm: Traverse Road and Lakeside Drive closed 10:15am to 12:30pm: Limited turns from Bayview Road onto Andreason Road DeBruyn Road closed between Saratoga Road and 3rd Street Second Street closed between Park & DeBruyn In addition, drivers will encounter runners and bicyclists using the following routes from 10:00am to 2:30pm Saturday, August 3: Lone Lake Road between Andreason Road and Saratoga Road; Goss Lake Road between Traverse Road and Lone Lake Road; Saratoga Road between Lone Lake Road and Park Road; DeBruyn Road between Saratoga Road and 3rd Street; 3rd Street/Brooks Hill Road/Bayview Road between DeBruyn Road and Andreason Road; Park Road between Saratoga Road and Camano Road; Camano Avenue/Langley Road between Park Road and Sports Complex Park; Maxwelton Road between Langley Road and South Whidbey High School. Drivers are asked to exercise extreme caution when encountering runners and bicyclists along these routes. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District apologizes in advance for any inconvenience the road restrictions may cause and appreciates the public’s patience during this annual event. For more information about the scheduled event, please contact the District Office at (360)221-5484. [Submitted by Carrie Monforte]
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Locally owned. Carnival Pass Choices Available Paradise Amusements is offering fairgoers two different presale opportunities for the Whidbey Island Fair carnival August 15-18 this year. For intrepid thrillseekers who plan to attend every day, there’s a brand-new Mega Pass, good for one five-hour session all four days of the Fair. In addition, Mega Pass holders will receive five $1 game or food tickets every day. The presale price of $80 represents a whopping 43% savings over the cost of the same package during the Fair. For those who plan to visit the Fair only one day, single day tickets are $25, good for one five-hour session and include five $1 game tickets. There are two sessions per day. Hours for the first session are noon to 5:00pm Thursday through Saturday, with the second session from 5:00pm to closing. Sunday is a single-session day, from noon to 7:00pm. Each ticket is valid for one day of the Fair only. As in previous years, Paradise Amusements is partnering with the Fair to replenish the Good Cheer food bank. Bring five cans of food, and save $5 off the evening wristband exchange fee for either the Mega Pass or the single day ticket. Single day presale tickets are available at all island branches of Whidbey Island Bank, Goose Community Grocers in Bayview and at the Fair office from 11:00am to 3:00pm weekdays. There is no limit to the number of presale tickets each person may buy. Mega Passes are limited, and are only available from the Fair office from 11:00am to 3:00pm weekdays until sold out. Both the Mega Pass and the single day presale tickets must be exchanged for wristbands at the carnival ticket booth inside the fairgrounds, and admission to the Fair is not included in the carnival pass pricing. The presale ends Friday, August 2. [Submitted by Sandey Brandon]
Whidbey Playhouse Needs Your Help As Whidbey Playhouse starts the process of selecting shows for their 2014-2015 Season, they are reaching out to the community and seeking your input. What shows would you like to see them produce? Let them know the titles of shows on your wish list of favorites, old and new. If you have copies of scripts you’d like them to consider, drop them off at their box office. Whidbey Playhouse is located at 730 SE Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor. Hours are Tuesdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm; Wednesdays & Thursdays from 11:00am to 6:00pm; Fridays from 11:00am to 3:00pm; and Saturdays from 11:00am to 3:00pm when there is a show that night.
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Olympic View Will Provide Free All-day Kindergarten In September Olympic View Elementary will be the first Oak Harbor school to offer free all-day every-day kindergarten to every incoming five-year-old in its attendance area. Olympic View is the only school on Whidbey Island to qualify for new state funding that is supposed to lead to all-day kindergarten statewide by 2018. “This is a great thing for these kids,” said Lance Gibbon, superintendent of Oak Harbor School District. “The best thing you can do to give students the best possible start as lifelong learners is to provide full-day every-day kindergarten.” Gibbon noted that Oak Harbor’s three-year $2.1 million grant from the Department of Defense focuses on reading for preschoolers and elementary students for that reason. The state is funding full-day kindergarten based on the percentage of students at each school who qualify for the federal “Free and Reduced Price Lunch” program. Olympic View has the highest “Free and Reduced” rate in Oak Harbor with 56.2 percent. The recent legislative funding for kindergarten is considered a down payment of full funding of education, as required by a recent Washington Supreme Court decision. “We look forward to the day we can offer fullday kindergarten at all Oak Harbor schools and are urging our legislators to meet their commitment to fund this as soon as possible,” Gibbon said. Oak Harbor will offer half-day every day kindergarten in its four other elementary schools. Olympic View parents can choose to attend a half-day program, but they will have to transfer to other schools to do so. Gibbon said it is not clear whether there will be any additional room in the Olympic View kindergartens for parents who would like to transfer to that school. If so, availability will be communicated to parents in late August and students will be chosen through a lottery system, he said.
Parents of Olympic View kindergarteners were notified by letter about the change last week. Oak Harbor also offers fee-based full-day everyday kindergarten at Oak Harbor Elementary. The cost is $260 a month. Parents who are not already in this program can call the school district at (360)279-5000 to get on the waiting list. If enough parents sign up, the school might be able to add another class, Gibbon said.
For more information, call (360)679-2237, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www. whidbeyplayhouse.com. [Submitted by Whidbey Playhouse]
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Peoples Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Catherine Martyn to Assistant Vice President and Senior Loan Officer at the Coupeville Real Estate Loan Center and Kevin Engstrom to Vice President and Real Estate Loan Manager for Island and Snohomish Counties. “Catherine consistently demonstrates a higher level of service and her customers regularly rely on her advice and counsel,” commented Tony Repanich, Executive Vice President. Since joining the Bank in 2005, Martyn has achieved President’s Club, the Bank’s prestigious production award, on three separate occasions. “I strive to meet or exceed customers’ expectations when it comes to getting mortgage financing,” Commented Martyn. I hope when they reflect back on working with me and Peoples Bank they see the process as a positive experience.” Kevin Engstrom has served mortgage customers on Whidbey Island for over 21 years. He is member of the Whidbey Island South Association of Realtors, the Freeland Chamber of Commerce and is a board member for the Goosefoot Community Fund. In his roll with Peoples Bank he oversees the home loan production offices in Freeland, Coupeville, Oak Harbor, Mill Creek, Everett and Snohomish. “In addition to providing his clients with exceptional service, Kevin has proven himself to be a skilled leader,” commented Tony Repanich, Executive Vice President. “He sets a high standard for client service and professionalism and has built a strong support team.” Peoples Bank is a family owned and operated, independent community bank with over $1.2 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, the Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 24 full-service branches and 3 loan production offices located throughout Washington. In their most recent rating, Bauer Financial awarded Peoples Bank a superior rating of five stars.
New T’ai Chi Class in Freeland
To gear up for just one school means Oak Harbor must now hire two new kindergarten teachers before the start of the school year, competing with about 300 elementary schools statewide trying to do the same thing.
The school district also offers free full-day kindergarten through the federal Title 1 program for qualifying students based on academic need. And it offers a free all-day program for qualifying kindergarteners in the special ed program.
Peoples Bank Announces Promotions
Lynne Donnelly, a popular T’ai chi teacher in Freeland and Coupeville, will now offer a lateafternoon T’ai chi class for beginners at her Freeland T’ai chi studio at 5548 Myrtle Avenue, Suite 303, in the BlueWater Building (overlooking Payless). The class, appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their health, have some fun, or learn a new way of moving, will meet Mondays at 5:30pm for about an hour. The first class is free, with no obligation. T’ai chi has been proven in numerous studies to improve balance, blood flow, flexibility, stamina, and brain size; to increase resistance to viruses; to reduce falls and injuries; to relieve stress and improve sleep and cognitive function; and to lower blood pressure.
Lynne Donnelly has studied Yang Style t’ai chi and qigong since 1979 and has taught hundreds of people how to improve their balance and flexibility while relaxing and having fun. For more information or to register, contact her at (360)544-8445 or visit her website, www.Lynne.org. Puzzle 1 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.69)
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As Americans, we’re used to thinking that we will inevitably do better than our parents’ generation. But, for now at least, this type of progress may be facing some roadblocks — and this inability to gain ground, financially, can have real implications for today’s younger people and their approach to investing. Before we get to the investment component, though, let’s quickly review the nature of the problem. In a nutshell, younger Americans — those in their twenties and thirties — have accrued significantly less wealth than their parents did at the same age, according to a recent study by the Urban Institute. Here’s why: • Bursting of housing “bubble” — Many younger people who bought houses shortly before the housing “bubble” began deflating in 2006 now find themselves to be “underwater” on their mortgages — that is, they owe more than their houses are worth. Consequently, they have less opportunity to build home equity — which has been an important means of building wealth for past generations. • Student-loan debt — The median balance among all households with student loan debt is now more than $13,000, according to the Pew Research Center — and debt levels are much higher for recent graduates. It can take years to pay off these debts — and the money being used for debt payments is money that can’t go toward building wealth for long-term goals. • Wage stagnation — For several years, the job market has been pretty bad for younger workers. And even those with jobs aren’t making much headway, because wages, adjusted for inflation, have largely stagnated for over a decade. Less income clearly equates to less opportunities for investing and creating wealth. Still, even given these somewhat grim realities, younger people can help themselves build resources for the future and make progress toward their long-term goals. If you’re in this group, what can you do? For starters, pay yourself first. Set up an automatic payment each month from your checking or savings account into an investment vehicle, such as an IRA. At first, you may only be able to afford small sums — but, over time, you may be pleasantly surprised at the amount you’ve saved. Next, every time your salary goes up, try to increase the amount you put into your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Because you typically contribute pretax dollars to your 401(k) or other plan, the more you put in, the lower your taxable income. Plus, your money can grow on a tax-deferred basis. Here’s another suggestion: Don’t be “overcautious” with your investments. Many younger investors, apparently nervous due to market volatility of recent years, have become quite conservative, putting relatively large amounts of their portfolio into vehicles that offer significant protection of principal but little in the way of growth potential. Of course, the financial markets will always fluctuate, and downturns will occur — but when you’re young, and you have many decades in which to invest, you have time to overcome short-term declines. To achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will unquestionably need some growth elements in your portfolio, with the exact amount based on your risk tolerance and specific objectives. These aren’t the easiest times for young people. Nonetheless, with diligence, perseverance and a measure of sacrifice, you can gain some control over your financial fortunes — so look for your opportunities. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.
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Cherries, Peaches & Apricots Galore Until sold out, 9:00am-6:00pm Rite Aid Parking Lot, Oak Harbor The Oak Harbor Lions Club will be selling both Rainier and Bing cherries, Freestone Red Globe peaches, and Perfection apricots. By the pound or save by the case; get your sun-ripened fruit at the bright yellow stand in the Rite Aid parking lot in Oak Harbor. All proceeds from this fundraiser support community projects and services.
The Price Is Right Sale Saturday, July 20, 10:00am-4:00pm Baby Island-Saratoga Club, Langley The annual summer Price is Right Sale is on again! Many tables and all kinds of treasures. Individual sellers will have a variety of merchandise, including antiques, odds and ends, furniture, and handmade crafts. Refreshments will also be available. Table space is for rent. Sellers profits are their own, but table rental benefits our non-profit. For information or to rent a table (or more), call (360)730-1654.
by an adult. Refreshments provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Dig Into Books with Your Oak Harbor Teachers Mondays, thru August 12, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor
explain the dos and don’ts of street art. During this class you’ll help create a new mural for the teen area in the library. Mystery Book Lovers Thursday, July 25, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor
Join us for an evening of stories as teachers from Broad View Elementary read their favorite books at the library. Come say hi to teachers you know or meet someone new.
Share your love of mysteries. Join the discussion of mysteries by Elliott Roosevelt (Eleanor Roosevelt series). Books available for checkout at the library.
Books with Bubba Fridays, thru August 16, 3:00pm-4:30pm Coupeville Library, Coupeville
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA)
Read aloud to Bubba or Carlie, patient canine listeners. Reading aloud improves children’s reading skills and confidence, and reading to a therapy dog is a fun way to encourage reading practice and avoid summer reading slump. Prereaders and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Summer Storytimes Thursdays, July 18 & 25, 9:30am Coupeville Library, Coupeville Let imaginations run wild with fun books, singalong songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required.
Tickets are available by contacting the WICA ticket office (360)221-8268 or (800)638-7631. Additional information at www.WICAonline. com. Pianofest Northwest 2013 Friday & Saturday, July 19 & 20, 7:30pm Sunday, July 21, 2:00pm & 7:30pm Modeled after our world famous DjangoFest Northwest, and catering to music lovers who appreciate piano music ranging from classical to contemporary, this event headlines three music talents, each unique to their genre. Concert tickets are $25, House Concert $150. Sponsorships are available.
Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.whidbeyquakers.org .
First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 7:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360)675-0621 or visit JSH-Online.com.
Restaurant Activities Flyers Restaurant & Brewery, Oak Harbor Happy Hour Daily 2:00pm-6:00pm, Sunday 2:00pm-close Brewer’s Nights Last Thursday of Month, 6:00pm-9:00pm Special prizes and giveaways. Live Music.
Prima Bistro, Langley
Filipino Christian Fellowship
Restaurant Industry Discount Mondays 20% off when food handlers or alcohol serve permit presented.
Meet the Authors: Dr. Kristy Leissle & Dr. Megan Styles
Do You Dig Bugs? Friday, July 19, 11:00am Langley Library, Langley
Sunday School, 1:00pm; Worship Service, 2:00pm Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor
Galleries and Art Shows
Pastor Jansen Onggao
Featured Artist: Lucinda Abrams
Wednesday, July 24, 6:00pm Anchor Books and Coffee, Clinton
Friday, July 19, 2:30pm Freeland Library, Freeland
Kristy Leissle is Dr. Chocolate, as in she earned her PhD at the University of Washington by studying all things chocolate. Today she is a professor, writer, and the Education Director of the NW Chocolate Festival, the largest gathering of artisanal, bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the United States. Kristy seeks the best arisanal chocolatiers in the world and writes about them.
Friday, July 19, 7:00pm Clinton Community Hall, Clinton
Megan Styles is Dr. Rose, as in she earned her PhD in anthropology at the University of Washington by studying cut flower farming on the shores of Kenya’s scenic Lake Naivasha. She is now a teaching fellow in Program on the Environment, where she teaches environmental studies. Megan provides useful advice on why we should stop to smell the flowers.
Friends of the Clinton Library Used Book Sale Saturday, July 20, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, Clinton
An-O-Chords Annual Barbershop Harmony Show Saturday, July 27, 1:30pm & 7:00pm Anacortes High School, Anacortes The show features male and female a capella choruses and quartets. Tickets can be purchased by telephone, (360)679-7473. The An-O-Chords use the proceeds to support their educational programs in the schools of Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Anacortes, Burlington-Edison, and Mount Vernon. The purpose is the encouragement of vocal music in the schools and preserving the culture of group singing of the songs that are common American heritage. In addition to the show July 27, there will also be a salmon BBQ at Washington Park from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, Sunday, July 28. Proceeds again going to sustain the chapter and its music programs. The chorus is made up of men from Island, Skagit, and Snohomish counties and meets for practice at the ESD 189 building at 1601 R Avenue off of Seafarers Way, Anacortes. Come down in person, and look in on the fun! For details call Jack Carter at (360)679-2182.
Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Tween Film Fest Mondays, thru August 5, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor Call the library for film titles. For ages 8-12. Younger children welcome when accompanied
Insect Safari presents bugs of all kinds at this free library program. Don Ehlen has an amazing collection of bugs that he loves to share, including live bugs! He has big bugs, little bugs, beautiful bugs, and ugly bugs from all over the world.
The July sale includes numerous large personal book collections that have been donated for this sale. You will find fiction and nonfiction for people of all ages. Quality book donations are always welcome and appreciated. Donations may be dropped off at the Clinton Library or the Clinton Hall during the book sale. Proceeds benefit the Clinton Library. DIY Explorers Club: Do it Yourself... Together! Saturday, July 20, 2:00pm-4:00pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor
Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland The Healing Room is open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. They are a team of Christians from several area churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. For more information, contact Gert at (360)3315515, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.healingrooms.com.
Living Circle: A Place of Spiritual Growth Every Sunday, 10:30am The Spin Cafe, Oak Harbor They are a welcoming spiritual community of friends on the path sharing music, prayers and blessings and invite you to come and share your spirit with them. The cafe is located at 658-B Bayshore Dr. For more information, call (360)320-2081, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit livingcircle.webs.com.
Oneness Blessings Every Monday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Oak Harbor
Meet the Artist: Thursdays, July 18, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Lucinda finds inspiration in NW landscapes and flowers, as well as abstract form. She specializes in transparent watercolor, drawn to its fluidity, color and control challenges. However she is trained in a variety of art media.
Featured Artsits: David Price & Brian O’Neill Through July 28 Museo, Langley David Price will exhibit new works in encaustic. His paintings reflect timeless images, with a great sense of depth and luminosity.
Still Lifes Through July 30 Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank The Still Life is one of the classic enduring subjects in painting, offering the artist endless opportunities of expression. Four artists were asked to give their renditions of Still Lifes and the resulting show offers a fascinating look at the varied interpretations which respected artists Anne Belov, Pete Jordan, Rob Schouten and Sharon Spencer bring to this theme.
Students ages 8-12 with an adult discover the joy of creating together. Use the library’s i-Pad to record your work. Make a project to take home and become inspired to try more! Space is limited, please register. July’s project: Salvager! Use recycled DVD cases to create a journal.
A hands-on process of awakening the human being to its natural state by sending energy to the physical brain via a Oneness Blessings Giver. Come experience peace, healing & joy for yourself. Contact Netsah at (360)675-3420 for more information.
Dig Into Reading: Fairly Odd Tales Tuesday, July 23, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor
Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton
Wednesday, July 24, 1:00pm & 3:00pm Coupeville Library, Coupeville
Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service
The Whidbey Art Gallery welcomes new members Mike and Dan Burroughs.
Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland
Brian O’Neill will show recently created ceramic vessels.
All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Check www.whidbey.com/uucwi for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.
“Lizard and Fish Tales”
Familiar fairy fables and far-fetched fantasies. Learn how to make a tale of your own to share with family and friends. For school-aged children and their caregivers. Street Art 101 Wednesdays, July 24 & 31, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library, Oak Harbor Join us for this three part series to learn all about the fine art of mural painting. Spencer Hawkins, street artist and proprietor of Gizmo’s Skateshop will teach you how to design and paint your work on a large scale, as well as
Teaching Through God’s Word
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Unity of Whidbey Sundays, 10:00am 5671 Crawford Road, Langley If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is
Featured Artists: Barbara Mearing & Woody Morris Through July 30 Whidbey Art Gallery, Langley See work by featured artist Barbara Mearing and sculptor Woody Morris. Work by Gallery member Judy Nyerges, artist for the 2013 Choochokam poster will also be on display.
Through July Raven Rocks Gallery, Greenbank Featuring the artwork of Tim Potter. Working with subjects such as stylized lizards and fish, he transforms the figures into creations rich with detailed symbolism and mythological themes. Done with pen & ink, acrylic paint, pastelboard, scratchboard and paper, the images can be studied time and again without revealing all their details.
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July 18 - July 24, 2013
Meetings and Organizations PBY Memorial Foundation Tuesday, July 23, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor Guest speaker at the no host luncheon is USMC veteran Mike McClung who is the father of USMC Major Megan McClung, the first female Marine officer killed in action in Iraq. His fatherin-law flew PBYs out of the Sea Plane Base and Mike served in Vietnam. Mike was instrumental in establishing the Education Center at The Wall. For more information, contact Richard Rezabek at (360)675-1102 or (360)929-5226.
United Way of Island County Board Meeting Wednesday, July 24, 3:30pm Whidbey Island Bank, Oak Harbor Please call (360)675-1778 for more information. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeylocal.com.
Classes, Seminars and Workshops Dan’s Classic Ballroom & Moonlight Dance Cruises Featured on The Price is Right, March 2012 & 2013 See website for schedules/fees www.dansclassicballroom.com (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/Parties Offering classes in: Smooth Dances: Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango Latin & Rhythm: EC Swing, WC Swing, Cha Cha, Rumba, Mambo, Merengue, Bolero, Samba Club Dances: Salsa, Night Club 2-step, Hustle, Bachata We also do Dance Cruise Vacations to Alaska, the Mexican Rivera, Alaska, New England & Hawaii. Please see our other website at: www.MoonlightDanceCruises.com for details.
Digging for Dinner Saturday, July 20, 8:00am Double Bluff Park, Freeland Saturday, August 3, 8:00am Zylstra Road, Penn Cove, Coupeville Saturday, August 17, 9:00am Double Bluff Park, Freeland Discover how to forage for a delicious dinner in an environmentally-friendly way. Bring your shovel, bucket, boots, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and shellfish license and join the fun. For details and directions, visit http://county. wsu.edu/island/nrs/beachwatchers/Documents/ Digging%20for%20Dinner.2013.Draft%20 poster%205-2-13.pdf or contact the WSU extension office at email@example.com or (360)240-5558.
Spanish Language Camps Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 9:30am-1:00pm Camp for Preschoolers and guardians Monday-Friday, July 29 - August 2, 9:30am-3:30pm Camp for children (ages 7-13) NWLA Language & Cultural Center, Langley
LocaLLy oPEratEd. Learn Spanish through exploring Argentina! Campers will participate in sports, learn traditional games, dances, and songs, and sample Argentinean foods. As a special addition, the camp will incorporate a visit by a group of Argentinian students, who will help in the production of the end-of camp skit. Tuition support and sibling discounts available. Spaces are limited. For more information, call (360)3212101 or visit www.nwlanguageacademy.com.
Deadheading & Rhodie Care Class Friday, July 26, 10:00am Meerkerk Garden, Greenbank Cost: $10 per student Join Meerkerk Garden’s nursery Manager, Susie Reynolds, to learn how to care for your Rhodies. Gather at the entry Gatehouse by Visitor Parking. Class limited to 25 students, reservations suggested. For more information and to RSVP, call (360)678-1912 or (360)222-0121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Firearm Safety Class Saturday, July 27, 9:00am-1:00pm CWSA, Coupeville Cost: Free Hosted by the Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association. No pre-registration required. You may bring your own firearm or use guns provided by club members for this training session. It is also suggested you bring lunch or some snacks. Topics cover the skills needed to handle a loaded firearm and how to make it safe. The class also includes some range time at the end to help students use their new skills. The instructors are veteran law enforcement officers (retired) and have taught this many times before. Call Bob Clark at (360)929-2167 for more information.
Right Brain Aerobics Level 1: Boost Your Business or Career This Year Tuesday, July 30, 1:00pm-4:00pm Sears House, 2812 Meinhold Road, Langley Certificate class with Sandra H. Rodman, CEO/ Founder--www.rightbrainaerobics.com. Register by calling (425)214-2926 or (360)544-8553. Early Bird discount by July 23, $69. For more information, visit www.RBAacademy.blogspot. com.
Hunter Education Classes July 31-August 3, August 28–31, September 4-7, September 18-21 CWSA, Coupeville The Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association is offering another class in it’s series of shooter training/safety education. Hunter education classes, consist of four sessions. Course times are available at www.cwsaonline.org, click the calendar link. For more information and/ or to pre-register, please call the hunter education course instructors, Sam Weatherford at (360)914-0354 or John Boling at (360)9692440. Online registration for these classes is also required by the state of Washington at http://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting.
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July 18 - July 24, 2013
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Still Talking By Eileen Brown
A genetic syndrome called Fragile X is the most widespread single-gene cause of autism and inherited cause of mental impairment among boys. It results in a spectrum of intellectual disabilities ranging from mild to severe, as well as physical characteristics, such as an elongated face, large or protruding ears and behavioral characteristics such as stereotypic movements (hand-flapping) and social anxiety. At least that’s the definition in Wikipedia, the online dictionary. But to Lonnie Schopen, Fragile X is a thief that is robbing her son Jayson, 21, of the abilities that most children are born with. “It occurs when male and female ‘X’ chromosomes are destroyed.” Lonnie said. “Because it is completely mutated in Jayson, he is classified as a special needs child. He will need total care for the rest of his life.” Jayson, although he is 6 feet 2 inches tall, mentally is still a child when it comes to doing things. He works at it, but will probably never read. She said Fragile X children are the most compassionate, loving people you could ever meet, but they are plagued with anxiety. Finding a niche the child feels comfortable in (such as electronics for Jayson) can help relieve some of this stress. “The entire community can get behind our Awesome Autism Beach Party September 21, 11:00am to 6:00pm. “Money raised will be given back to the community to help adapt playground equipment for challenged kids. Lonnie said, “There is no swing for a child in a wheelchair (although they do make them), or slides and things that improve sensory stimulus.” What they want most is to increase community awareness. Next is participation. Everyone is invited. Donations are needed and can be dropped off at the store, LaLonnie’s Notions inside Old Town Mall on SE Pioneer Way. They are looking for a band to perform or a deejay; a bouncy house; volleyball competition; a dog trained to help an autistic person and a 5k run. Get your T-shirt as soon as you can. “Jayson cannot take risks when it comes to his safety,” Lonnie explained, so he cannot take part in many activities. For information on the event and to talk to someone about autism and children’s mental and intellectual disabilities, call Lonnie at (360) 969-1757. Folks who live around here estimate that six out of every 100 families in our area have a child with some type of disability. Visit Facebook and search for Autism Whidbey Island. If you never understood autism, this is your chance to look, listen and learn. Ask how you can help. A child is waiting. Maybe a child you know. A mind like hers I had set aside a quiet evening to contemplate what I kept in the white Ikea storage box up on the shelf. I had an appointment with Trudy, if only in spirit. You see, my friend died June 29. She was 88 years old. She would be surprised to see I kept every note she ever sent me. I realized too late I missed my chance to tell her how much she means to me in a way she would hear and understand. Among the scraps of paper, ticket stubs and birthday cards my son made for me, the white box contained a dinner menu for new mothers from Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland. They served steak and lobster the day following my son’s birth. Trudy’s notes are there, all of them, written
in her distinctive handwriting. I can see her saying, “Why keep these dusty old things?” She’d laugh if I told her I couldn’t wait to get into the house to read her notes. The sight of mail from Trudy was like an iron infusion to a tired body. As she had with hundreds of students over the years, Trudy knew when one needed encouragement and a little push. Lunch at Trudy’s was a rare occasion. There would be a simple salad from a local deli counter, tea and sometimes a cookie. Lunch dates ranked as private time, like a physician with a patient. “No one knows I even eat lunch,” she remarked. Once she passed a box of Godiva chocolate before me, a gift from her children, and my eyes wanted to linger on each carved beauty. That’s when she said in her best teacher’s voice, “For goodness sake! Take one and let’s continue.” I could have gladly skipped the meal and just listened to her talk. One day I asked her how she remembered so much poetry. Her mind was disciplined and she had trained it well. She was especially fond of Yeats’ “The Second Coming.” Without looking up, she traced the rim of her water glass and spoke, quietly at first, tempo building. “Turning and turning in the widening gyre, the falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned; the best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” She held every word of this amazing poem in her heart and memory. She once sent a note that said, “Another fascinating story by my favorite peripatetic journalist.” Did I really seem like a gypsy, roaming from client to client begging for work as a writer? Whatever meaning she had in mind, and some of them are more colorful than others, I am now and forever will be peripatetic, and proud of it. I realized too late there are many things I should have told her. I hoped out loud my thoughts would reach that magnificent mind in her new home in Paradise. Wherever she went, she had a way of teaching hidden lessons. Invited to come to a discussion group at her home, I hesitated but told her I would be happy to come. Later, she said my comments were quite insightful, adding another important point of view. Like the view from her living room window, her remark swept me up like a bird on the wind, and I floated on her words for days. My self-confidence bloomed like the roses in her garden. Trudy was one of those courageous people who believed passionately in public school education. She founded the local League of Women Voters and felt public forums were essential, keeping candidates honest and taking the public’s questions to heart. A young woman of today would be wise to emulate Trudy in building a satisfying life of service. I know I will commit my work to her memory. (A “Celebration of Trudy” will be held in the Oak Harbor High School Commons Saturday, Aug. 31 at 2PM.) ‘Kisses sweeter than wine’ Katrina MacGregor of Freeland, agent for recording artist Jimmie Rodgers, sends an alert so his fans can get tickets for his September show in Coupeville. Who could forget his hit “Kisses Sweeter than Wine?” Check back for updates or write to KMAC@ tartantalent.com Go ahead. Send your comments to email@example.com
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July 18 - July 24, 2013
THURSDAY, July 4 6:09pm, SR 2 Reporting male, possibly has been drinking, yelling at cars and obscenities at people as they pass standing between gas station. FRIDAY, July 5 12:04am, SW Castilian Dr. Caller advising fireworks going off all over the area. 10:48am, NW Atalanta Way Caller reporting fireworks going off in the area, also going off on NW Columbia. 1:30am, S Beeksma Dr. Carnival worker calling stating someone unknown to him has entered one of his worker’s tents and found him asleep. Parties will be at Space S.
AcrOSS 1. Slippery 8. Tibetan mountaineers 15. Strikes out 16. Transport to Oz 17. Cheese shredders 18. A mistake in printed matter 19. Put away, in a way 20. “___ on Down the Road” 21. A pint, maybe 22. Atoll protector 23. Confused 25. Gangster’s gun 26. Utter foolishness 28. French novelist Pierre 29. ___ jacket 32. Length times ___ 33. Snake poison 34. Clothing line 36. Stop working 37. Dapper 38. Adjust, as laces 41. Balaam’s mount 42. Particular, for short 43. Ties up 45. Even if, briefly 46. Kidney waste product (pl.) 47. Apple spray
51. “Baloney!” 52. Baltic capital 53. Herb with seeds similar to fennel 55. Shoreline problem 57. Carnivorous fishes 58. Citrus drink 59. Catch 60. Cut down 61. Subject of this puzzle dOWn 1. Garden tool 2. “From the Earth to the Moon” writer 3. Winged 4. Detonate (2 wds) 5. Any thing 6. Word for word 7. Cousin of -trix 8. ___ bomber 9. Equine 10. Blew it 11. Biochemistry abbr. 12. Region from the Andes to the Atlantic 13. Those who flatter obsequiously 14. Occasionally 20. Cut, maybe 24. Clinker
27. “Shoo!” 28. Affranchise 29. Medieval wandering musicians 30. Having a repetitive word in successive verses 31. Surgical bone sectioning 33. Swerve 35. Abbr. after a comma 36. Type of German white wine 38. Held the title of monarch 39. “Empedocles on ___” (Matthew Arnold poem) 40. Not just “a” 43. Vacuum tube with three electrodes 44. Egghead 46. Dickens’s ___ Heep 48. Hawaiian island 49. Culture medium (pl.) 50. Change, as a clock 54. About (2 wds) 56. Undertake, with “out” 57. ___ Dee River in North Carolina Answers on page 15
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2:34am, SR 20 Reporting 2 girls and 1 guy giving delivery driver at location a hard time. Caller states delivery driver walked into the store and asked caller to call. Attempting to grab things from the truck. 10:38am, NE Barron Dr. Advising of white male subject who was hitting fence in front of location with his fists. When caller asked him to stop, subject cussed at caller and told her she didn’t need to tell him what to do. 11:08am, SR 20 Advising of black male inside store keeps plugging his phone into the electric scooter. He has been asked to stop but keeps doing it. Subject is currently sitting on electric cart at entrance. 12:08pm, NE Halyard Ln. Refusing to give her name or address. Says she has information regarding a vehicular homicide that occurred 20 years ago in Lynnwood. Victim was a native american male. 2:47pm, SE 10th Ave. Thousands of bees, large swarm, trying to get kids. 3:20pm, SR 20 Requesting call, would like surveillance on his vehicle that he locked himself out of at location while he goes to get extra set of keys, due to multiple people having keys to this vehicle and they might take it. 6:06pm, NW Paragon Pl. Requesting call referencing subject at her house around 3:30 today who was trying to sell her educational supplies for her child. He became very pushy about when her husband would be returning home after she declined the offer and stated he’d come back. SATURDAY, July 6 12:00pm, E Whidbey Ave. Pre-recorded message stating she needed help right away at location. 12:15pm, E Whidbey Ave. Alarm again “send help right away” recording, daughter says possible problem with alarm. 2:11pm, Ault Field Rd. Caller reporting 2 motorcycles driving at high rate of speed. Flipped the caller off. One driving maroon motorcycle with black vest.
SUNDAY, July 7 12:21am, SE Pioneer Way 3rd party report of 35-year-old black male exposing himself to females in a vehicle. Subject is now standing in front of the mall. Walking towards SR 20 now. 3:44pm, SE Glencoe St. Offensive music being played near caller’s house. Caller advising usually the subjects park there and take the music with them to skate park but today it’s loud & offensive. 5:59pm, NE Barron Dr. Caller reporting a dispute with mother of a child that caller babysits for. Caller asked her to leave and she threw a rock at caller’s front door and left. Female lives in the same complex. 7:03pm, SR 20 Caller requesting phone call referencing burning her burger and putting raw bacon on it and she wants food and safety. Caller is very upset, cussing and yelling at call taker. 7:12pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller is talking about raw bacon and people on meth in Oak Harbor and how officers are not here to protect and serve after all. States the person who poisoned her used to go to rehab. MONDAY, July 8 4:45pm, Wilkinson Rd. Requesting phone call, break-in occurred July 6. Waited to report because he wanted to speak with his attorney first. Has medical marijuana garden and had concerns. TUESDAY, July 9 9:36am, NW Illahee Dr. Caller requesting contact. Advising he has a multitude of rabbits near his home. 9:43am, SW Kaleeton Loop Caller requesting call. Advising there were 2 raccoons near her house last night that she is afraid of. Saw them go under the neighbor’s house last night, not sure if they’re still there. 2:00pm, SE Barrington Dr. Requesting law enforcement make contact with her son. Caller doesn’t know address and wants to know if she can stay with him for awhile since she has a court in Oak Harbor in a couple of weeks. WEDNESDAY, July 10 9:45am, SR 20 Caller advising someone has broken into her trailer while she was not there. States the suspect watched TV. Has new OnDemands that she did not record. Has not checked yet for missing items. THURSDAY, July 11 4:53pm, NE 7th Ave. Reporting someone tore up paperwork and threw it through their mail slot & then poured turpentine all over. Occurred between 2:00pm and now. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.
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On Track with Jim Freeman
Since there has already been so much news on the evening news about the daily news, let us move directly to this week’s selection of guffaws, submitted by one of our regular readers who prefer to remain nameless.
Seeing no receptionist, and wearing my rental tie and sport coat, I grabbed a copy of USA Today, complete with the Courtesy of Marriott sticker on the front page.
The surgeon was there, waiting for the service manager to come and take a look at his bike.
Shocked by the sound of “May I help you?”, I must have looked a bit guilty holding the newspaper.
“Hey Doc, can I ask you a question?”
“Any rooms for tonight? Just myself and my lady if her plane lands late tonight from California. You know, they have had some trouble down there.”
Getting Older A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor’s office. “Is it true,” she wanted to know, “that the medication you prescribed for me has to be taken for the rest of my life?” “’Yes, I’m afraid so,”’ the doctor told her. There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied, “I’m wondering, then, just how serious is my condition because this prescription is marked ‘NO REFILLS’.” Father Son Fun An older gentleman was on the operating table awaiting surgery and he insisted that his son, a renowned surgeon, perform the operation. As he was about to get the anesthesia, he asked to speak to his son. “Yes, Dad, what is it?” “Don’t be nervous, son; do your best, and just remember, if it doesn’t go well, if something happens to me, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife.” SeaTac at Midnight One of our perennial joys is the occasional journey to SeaTac International Airport, when, due to late arrivals, we are unable to use Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle for passenger retrieval. Driving over to the mainland in our twenty-seven year old pick up truck is not unlike taking one’s old dog to a park. Too much room to roam. We get a tad spoiled here on Whidbey. Light traffic. Short lines. Limited destinations. Free airport parking. Not having ever been to SeaTac airport during the summer tourist season, I was a bit taken back when my Holiday Express Priority Club membership had no influence. “You have no rooms? It is 2 o’clock in the afternoon. What’s up? SeaFair? Surely the Mariners aren’t bringing in the sheaves.” “No Sir, it is summer time. We are booked. Every hotel near the airport is booked solid. Every hotel downtown is booked solid.” “Wow, I did not have any trouble last Thanksgiving when I had to spend the night.” “Sir, you might find something in Federal Way, Renton, or Puyallup.” “I did not really want to do the Puyallup today, but thanks. Which way is Renton?” After seeing the new cars of sporty types parked around the Holiday Inn lot, it took no time for me to realize that I was a victim of vehicular discrimination. Not only was I driving an American made truck on International Boulevard, my truck looked more like the kind one sees along the side of the road, when traveling internationally.
There resides within each of us the spark of essence that is our link to Creator. When all else is taken from us, there will always remain that spark. It is the essence of who and what we are, and cannot be taken from us.
Having taken college classes in body language, I was able to determine upon entering the spacious foyer of abandoned hotel guests that I had arrived during those four magical hours between checkout at 11AM and check-in at 3:00PM.
Car Talk A mechanic was removing a cylinder head from the motor of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle when he spotted a well-known heart surgeon in his shop.
The surgeon paused, smiled and leaned over, and whispered to the mechanic...”Try doing it with the engine running.”
I offer you my sincerest condolences in your time of many losses.
Instead of driving my Chevy S-10 Durango twenty yards, I walked to the Fairfield Marriott to confirm the seeds of desperation planted by the Holiday Inn Express hostess.
Voila. It was looking good, as I was the only one looking.
The mechanic straightened up, wiped his hands on a rag and asked, “So Doc, look at this engine. I open its heart, take the valves out, fix ‘em, put ‘em back in, and when I finish, it works just like new. So how come I get such a small salary and you get the really big bucks, when you and I are doing basically the same work?”
For some reason, my I Saw Elvis at Island Recycling sticker on my truck bumper was of no political influence in garnering a room for the troops.
Hint: the last four digits of his social are 7734.
The surgeon, a bit surprised, walked over to the mechanic working on the motorcycle.
“Sir, it is summertime. We are booked.” “Any suggestions on which direction I should go?” “You might try Renton.” “Which way is Renton?” After getting back in my truck, I took off my sport coat and rental tie, put my baseball hat back on and headed for Renton, no matter where it was. In doing so, I saw a Best Value America motel next to a Union 76 gas station. My turn around time on that one was Indy 500 style. Next I tried a Super 8, way down the street, near an area that would certainly violate the Attractive Nuisance Doctrine taught in law schools. While some of the cars parked in the guest parking were older, they were still clean and pressed. I took off my baseball hat, combed what hairs I could find, and headed confidently to the front desk. “Excuse me, ma’am, any chance of…” “Sir, we are completely sold out. You might try…” “Don’t tell me. Renton.” As I started walking out the door, the host said, “You might try the Motel 6 down by the ramps to 405 and 5, before you go to Renton. Take a right out of here, another right, then a right.” Well, I figured, if two wrongs can make a right, three rights could certainly make a wrong. Would there be a light on for me, even though it was only four in the afternoon? Sure enough. As dozens of cars streamed rapidly down the hill toward the Interstate, I saw the sign, Motel 6. Finding their driveway took some doing as the greenery along the side was as thick and plush as Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens on a fall day. Finding a place to park my truck among the big rig 18 wheelers, engines running, was a small video game experience. Getting inside the front door of the lobby was another challenge. Being apparently the only person in the room with English as a first language, I kept to myself until everyone else had been helped. “Miss, I just know by the way that your beautiful outfit and dynamite nails light up this lobby that I am in the right place, at the right time, to get a room tonight for me and my lady who is flying in real, real late, tired and exhausted, from trying to get out of Nevada and California.”
Chicken Little And the Astrologer By Wesley Hallock
This is the column dedicated to your inner Chicken Little. You know, the over-heated fear that crushes you awake at precisely 3:33 AM, the time you are most vulnerable to its worrisome scenarios of looming disaster. Chicken Little, we salute you. Your nightly cries of, “The Sky is Falling!” are truly just calls for knowledge and healing. Here, we bring your cries to light, for the final stage of healing is laughter. * * * Dear Astrologer Is there such a thing as a bad moon? My daddy believed there was, and said that the reason he never had money was because he was born under one. My momma said she must have been born under one, too, or she never would have married him. I don’t have money OR a man, so I guess I’m worse off than either of them. Is it because of my moon? August 16, 19--, at 12:19 AM in (city and state). Messed-up Missy
“Are you kidding? Whatever you have is fine.” “Upstairs or down?” “Are you kidding? Upstairs is fine, if you have one. I was told every motel and hotel near the airport was sold out.” “Oh, they always say that.” Upon entering the room, fully floored in plastic, and fully empty in furnishings, I noticed the smell of fresh paint. Opening the window to the room I saw a team of guys outside painting white lines and white curbs in the parking lot, while another team of men carried soiled mattresses out to a side of the building, where they were stacked by old heaters and air conditioners. Thank goodness the lights would be off at two in the morning when we got back to the motel from the airport baggage claim. It would not be until we were awakened at six AM that we fully realized that we were the only residents in the motel without pets. Welcome to Seattle.
There are generous Moons and stingy Moons. There are full Moons and new Moons. There are Moons that are waxing and Moons that are waning, and, for Southern folk, Moon pies with RC Cola. There are Moons with lots of friends and Moons with no friends. There are Moons that the cow jumped over, or so says the children’s poem, and Moons that make you crazy. There are blue Moons and silvery Moons and Moons made of cheese for the gullible, which are akin to pie in the sky for the hopeful. But is there a bad Moon? Moons are like people. Some are more agreeable than others, but even the worst of them is not all bad. Your own Moon, in the twenty-seven sign lunar zodiac of India, is in the sign Punarvasu. As Moon signs go, yours is highly desirable, bestowing you with charm and likeability. Your problems with men and money are not due to your Moon. Jupiter is the general indicator of money in the birth chart. For most women, Jupiter is also the indicator of the men in their lives. Your Jupiter is under-performing for you, not your Moon. Look for the drought you are experiencing in your money and relationships to improve when the sub-period of Mars begins in January of 2014. * * * Dear Astrologer I am tired. In less than a year, I’ve lost my job, been through a divorce, filed for bankruptcy and enrolled in a twelve-step program. I also lost my dog of ten years. I replaced him with three goldfish because my landlord doesn’t allow pets, and got attached to the way one of them rolled his pop-eyes at me. He seemed to understand what I was going through. Yesterday, I found him floating belly-up. This must sound ridiculous, but losing that goldfish felt like the last straw. I live alone, have pared my life down to the bone, and it didn’t feel fair to lose the last thing that brought me joy. I don’t know whether to laugh at myself or cry. My twelve-step sponsor suggested I write to you. I don’t know what to ask you. I just know that I’m really, really tired of things being taken from my life. April 24, 19--, at 6:13 PM in (city and state). Call Me Exhausted
The difficulties you described imply that many things in your life needed to be changed. The good news is that yours is going to be a relatively short process. Expect a new cycle of growth and the chance to replace the things you’ve lost, beginning in September of 2015. Until then, the best way to deal with the pain is to open yourself to remembering who and what you really are at the deepest levels within. * * * Dear Astrologer Why can’t I find a man I can live with? My first husband was cheating on me the same year we married. My second husband was an alcoholic who spent more time in the casino than he spent with me. My third husband was sensitive, considerate and took great care of me—right up to the day he left me for another man. Is there something about me that attracts the wrong men? November 8, 19--, at 1:44 AM in (city and state). Divorced Times Three
“One bed or two?”
The function of Saturn is to bring a person to awareness of that spark, thus making them aware of their own divinity, and the lessons come in the cruelest of ways: by the removal of external things, until the shine of the spark that cannot be taken is the only thing left. Its presence within is then unmistakable. You are experiencing a particularly difficult example of Saturn doing its job.
Dear Divorced The seventh house of any birth chart is the relationship house, and yours contains Rahu, an impulsive influence that makes us leap into situations too soon, often to our regret. I’m betting you didn’t take the time to really know any of your husbands before you married them. The fact is, you and many others like you came into this life needing more variety of relationship experiences than a single marriage could ever give you. Before you marry again, you may want explore the emerging custom of a marriage contract that specifies the purpose and length of the marriage. The idea is tailor made for you. * * * Dear Astrologer My life is SOOO out of step. I mean, everything I do, I do wrong or at the wrong time. I went to Hawaii to get away from the rain, and the vacation was rained out. Meanwhile, nothing but sunshine back home. The week AFTER I put new carpet in my house, the sewer pipe backs up and overflows, ruining the carpet. My life hasn’t always been like this. What’s going on, and when will it end? May 4, 19--, 8:23 PM in (city and state). Stumbling Along Dear Stumbling It’s your planets that are out of step. Jupiter is working to expand your life—vacation, new carpet—and a waning moon is tearing down everything Jupiter does. This is happening because of the pair’s positioning. Jupiter is six houses from your Moon, and Moon is eight houses from Jupiter, which makes the efforts of either one adversarial to the other. It’s rather like a three-legged race in which the two partners must coordinate perfectly or they fall to ground. Your uncoordinated Moon and Jupiter are spending most of their time on the ground, sorry to say. This began for you a little over a year ago and will end this September. * * * What are you waiting for? No question or comment is too wild or wacky. Include your date and place of birth and, for a very specific answer, the all-important TIME of birth as listed on your birth certificate. Send it to Wesley at firstname.lastname@example.org. It’s fun and it’s free.
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July 18 - July 24, 2013
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rear-end, tires, seats, carpet, glass. Asking $14K. (360)929-5866 Pair of Husky Front SUV heavyduty Floor Mats. $25 or best offer. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167.
2 bedroom/ 2 bath overlooking Saratoga Passage and Olympic Mountains. Bonus room, wrap around deck, 2-car garage, and detached shop. $289,000. For more information, call Linda Earnhart, Windermere Real Estate, at (360)929-0922 or email email@example.com. MLS#451810
Motorcycles/Parts For Sale
Well-established Antique Mall now accepting applications for space rental. Future retail spaces and shelf retail spaces becoming available. Apply in person at Shady Ladies. Antique Mall, 656 SE Bayshore Drive, Suite 5, Oak Harbor. Next to Licensing Office. Come join us for fun and profit.
1999 Suzuki VL1500 Intruder; 20,230 miles, Red and White two tone, Saddle bags (newer ones, not included in picture), Wind screen, Driver back rest, Auxiliary running lights, LED brake lights added, Passenger Running boards for feet, $4,500 (360)5627263
Auto/Parts For Sale 1984 Camaro Z28 132,000 original miles, repainted, new motor, clutch, trans,
Backroom blowout, Fri., July 19 & Sat., July 20, 9:30am-3:00pm both days. Cleaning out multiple stockrooms and storage spaces. Decades of stuff. Some antiques, fixtures, furniture. 720 S.E. Pioneer Way Oak Harbor
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Ride Share/Van Pool Wanted: Riders for our existing Island Transit vanpool that commutes to First Hill area in Seattle. We are on the 6am ferry going in and leave downtown around 3:30pm with plan to be on 4:30pm ferry home. M-F. Contact Sarah (360)331-5594. Wanted: Riders for existing van pool to Sand Point/Magnuson Park or Children’s Hospital area. Depart Island on 5:30 am ferry and return on 5 pm ferry. Will consider one way riders, change in schedule or other pick up drop off points (Northgate, UW). Call Karen before 9 pm at 360-321-5854. (2)
Volunteer Services Local Whidbey radio ~ LISTEN IN at ~ kwparadio.org ~ KWPA Whidbey AIR Public Radio local music, hosts, recorded events and popular music of all
genres. Whidbey AIR is all volunteer hosts, engineers, board of directors and window washers. Listen in anytime from your computer and on itunes. ~~ From Clinton to Deception Pass - it’s Whidbey in your home. •Volunteer Program Assistant for Senior Services Adult Day Service program for frail seniors. Prepare room for activities, listen/observe/report changes in client behavior, assist with activities/personal care. Requires 4-hour commitment, 1 day week, 10 AM-2 PM. Contact Hestia Laitala (360)321-1600.
Job Market Manager/stylist wanted for busy beauty salon. Free booth rental and retail sales incentives. Send resume to hawaiiningirlie@aol. com New Image Salon has an immediate opening for a hairstylist. Commission or Booth Rental. Come join our professional yet fun salon. Confidential. Jennifer (360)929-2292 (5.17) Centrally located Hair Studio & Day Spa seeking 1 Full Time Stylist and 1 Full Time Nail Technician. Large & well established clientele stretching from Oak Harbor to South end of Whidbey. Build your clientele successfully in an area with very little competition from neighboring salons! Both positions provide wages structured around commission.
Products are provided. Must be able to work weekends. Must be dependable, communicate well, and self-confident. Please email resumes to whidbeysalon. firstname.lastname@example.org (5.17) Line Cook Positions: The Braeburn in Langley is looking for 2 line cooks. One position is for part time summer help. Previous restaurant cooking, (preferably with breakfast) is a must. Additional hours available through our catering program. One position for long term, part time with full time potential, previous restaurant line experience needed. 18 yrs+. Positions available immediately. Please apply in person at 197 D. Second St. between 8am-3pm (5.24) Coach’s Pizzeria Seeks Supervisor Level, Long Term Applicants. Must be over 20 years old. Desire applicants who want long term employment. Work hours can compliment college or other training. Requires some Saturday, Sunday hours. NEW OWNERS! Call Candace: (206)409-5383, 5575 Harbor Ave, Freeland WA 98249 (5.27)
Health/Fitness Sit-up bench. This is commercial grade, thickly padded, incline sit-up bench as found in health clubs. Like new, $75; Iron weights: Two 45-lb. Olympic plates, $35 and Four 25-lb.
Olympic plates, $40. (360)6782207 (1)
Lessons Looking for guitar students. Learn how to play guitar oneon-one. All ages welcome, all styles of genre taught, beginners to intermediate. Please call Scott (360)675-5470 for more information.
Electronics Panoview Projection Screen, DS3084PM 4:3, 84-inch diagonal Cinema Screen. Dual wall and ceiling mount design, manual pulldown with level lock. New, never used and still in its original box. $110 (360)6784889 (0)
Appliances Kitchen Appliances: Belgian waffle maker by Dominion, $10. George Foreman grill, model GRP4. 12” x 6” grilling surface. Clean, and in excellent condition. Photos available. $12. (360)678-1167
Home Furnishings 2 pedestal tables, 30” x 48”, walnut formica top (one has a fitted glass cover). $10 and $15. Call (360)678-1167 Pedestal table, 48” diameter, walnut formica top ($25). Another similar table, with modified rectangular shape, approximately 30” x 60” ($35). Four pedestal chairs, swivel
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style, with sturdy, gold vinyl upholstery ($40 for the set). Call (360)678-1167 Three lime-green chairs; chrome pedestal bases; sturdy vinyl upholstery. $15 per chair. Call (360)678-1167 Round pedestal table; solid oak. 42” diameter. Excellent condition. $125 or best offer. Photos available. (360)678-1167 Two matching upholstered occasional chairs. Antique accent armchair. $75 each, or make an offer. Photos available. (360)678-1167 Walnut end table, hexagonal design, with beveled glass insert on top. Very good condition. Photos available. $40. Call (360)678-1167 Small Antique Spinet Desk (36W x 19D x 35H) with antique carved wood cane-back chair, both very good condition. Great for a small space. Can email photo. $95. (360)579-4105 between 9-5. (0) Loveseat, 36” deep by 60” wide. Fabric is in excellent condition, no stains, worn areas or rips. Seat cushions are reversible. Located on south end of Whidbey Island in Freeland. $50. (360)321-4238 (0) 6-piece Broyhill furniture set. Dark pine, $700: Hand-crafted pine pedestal table with 6 chairs, $600. (360)678-3493 (1)
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Air-tight wood stove, $250; Small wood stove, $75. (360)321-7067 or (206)3623972 (1)
lAWn And gArden Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 10-foot strips, $10 each. Call (360)678-1167 Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10-yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey. (360)321-1624
children’S cOrner Do you need a Nanny or a Tutor? Credentialed, recommended & flexible teacher and childcare available now. Ages infant to 12, CPR, first aid, as well as pet care, cooking and light housekeeping. Subjects include reading, math and creative games. Fees negotiable. Call Connie (360)989-9944 (1)
MiScellAneOuS Queen-sized bedspread; classic design; never used, excellent quality and condition; medium brown background with butterfly design. Photos available. Asking $70. Call (360)6781167. 4 each 1-1/2” stem-type carpet casters, $4; Box of “Secur-aTie” fasteners: $2; Books for the handyman, like new: $10; Two baskets: $5 each; Back-
pack, like new: $35; Barbecue tool set: $3. Photos available. (360)678-1167. PVC pipe of various dimensions; miscellaneous lumber; metal roofing panels (4 each). Photos available. Call for suggested prices, or make an offer. (360)678-1167. Puzzles – a great gift idea! From brand new to gently used; 500, 1000, or 1500 pieces; priced from 50 cents to five dollars. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167. Hand-crafted wood model logging truck. In excellent condition. 6.5” x 32” x 9” in size. Photos available. Asking $75. Call (360)678-1167. Lumber - Rough cut dry fir lumber. 2x4’s & misc. Good for building sheds and all those projects. 2x4’s 30¢ per lineal foot. (360)321-1624 Curtains & Pillows, gently used Croscill Chambord pattern: 5 panels, 36x84; 2 valances 17x80; 1 decorative square pillow in Chambord pattern; Various pillow covers in a complimentary pattern: 2 pillow shams; 22x22 square pillow cover; neck roll cover; decorative pillow cover, purple with tassel. Asking $85 for all pieces. All reasonable offers considered. Photos available. (360)331-5434 (0) Nautical Antiques and Books. All vintage brass, very good. Not reproductions. Selling over 60% off retail, will consider reasonable offers. Examples: No Cheating!
Telegraph, $900; Compasses 3”-$65, 5”-$85, 10”-$185; Perko 19” lamp, $150; 11” Masthead lamp, $125; 36” Wheel, $135. Much more. Over 100 books at $2 each. (360)579-4105 between 9-5. (0) Champion Sewage Pump, Model CPE4-12, 115-volt, 6.6 amps. Single Phase 4/10 hp s/n H75306 comes with 3 float switches. New and never been used. $55. (360)678-4889 (0) Solar panel, $40. (425)4049169 (1) Muffler for 1965 Volkswagen, good condition, $20 firm; stationary exercise bicycle, like new, has fan flowing when you pedal, like new, hardly used, $35; Red building bricks, never used. (360)678-4046 (1)
recreAtiOn Two canoe paddles. Aluminum shafts; plastic blades. $10 each. Photos available. Call (360) 678-1167. Skis and ski bag. Rossignol B2 Bandit Skis, in excellent condition. 176 cm long; EPS glide control; quick release bindings. Salomon L170 nylon ski bag, in excellent condition. $175 for the whole outfit. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167. Set of Ping i5 irons, 4-PWLW-SW (9 irons); Green Dot, steel shafts, RH. Very good condition. Photos available. $350 or best offer. Call (360)6781167.
Golf Bag by MacGregor Pro Only. Heavy-duty vinyl and leather. Comes with carrying strap and hood. Two-tone green. Very good condition. Photos available upon request. $49 or best offer. Call (360)678-1167. Leading Edge putter with brand new Golf Pride grip. Comes with cover. Excellent condition. Photos available upon request. $25 or best offer. Call (360)678-1167. Tent: MSR Twin Sisters. 2-person, four-season shelter with poles and footprint. This shelter is like new. Retails for $340, will sell for $135. (360)6782207 (1) Brand new, never used Lowe Alpine Walkabout backpack, 2100 cu. in., $50. (360)6782207 (1)
AniMAlS/SuPPlieS Feeder Hay for Sale - Dry, stored in barn. $4 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360)321-1624 Straw Hay for Sale - Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale, 20 bale minimum. (360)321-1624 75-gallon aquarium with fish, heater and pump filtration system. $150 for everything. Contact Navy Lodge, (360)6750633 (0)
WAnted Senior lady searching for a small house or doublewide on a little piece of land. Condition doesn’t matter as much as if it is structurally sound. Location Whidbey Island. (360)678-4998 or message (360)678-7108 (1)
lOSt/FOund Boat motor stolen in South Whidbey area. Mercury 1995 2-stroke, long shaft, electric start + pull start. SN: 0G119613. Call Bob with any info at (206)972-0029 (0) $200 Reward! Missing Cat since July 8. Orange & white calico with some black, spayed female. Missing from the Sunlight shores area off Bayview Rd. If found, please call (360)321-2479 or (360)9419624 (1)
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Hearing aids connect families I think of myself as a fairly young individual, yet I come from a generation who received a typewriter for their high school graduation gift. And however impressive it was at the time to quickly type your thoughts into words so efficiently, it never ceases to amaze me how far we have come since then, and the advancements in all technologies we have been given. I often laugh at how much I learn from my 9-year-old son about how to use my iPad, and therefore I’m reminded how quickly a person’s understanding of technology can be achieved when introduced to it properly. It is for this reason that I find my profession as an Audiologist so exciting and rewarding. I take great pride in being able to help facilitate “bridging of the gap” between a person’s need for better hearing and the technology available to achieve their hearing goals. I can’t imagine a better time in history to be a facilitator in this quickly advancing field. Many years ago when I began my studies in Audiology, hearing aid technology felt to me a lot like a typewriter; very effective for many people but bound with certain fundamental limitations. Many issues such as excessive background noise, acoustic whistling, and marginal sound quality were present but were acceptable at the cost of gaining better speech understanding in non-difficult listening environments. Furthermore, hearing devices were somewhat bulky, causing some to feel more self-conscious about wearing the device at all. For years, these issues collectively led to a lower expectation of hearing aid performance, reduced motivation of hearing aid use, and for some, the feeling that “hearing aids will never work for me”. So here we are today, using our cell phones to check the weather, pay our bills, and send e-mail halfway across the world. We watch on hand-held screens images of a man-made vehicle exploring the surface of mars. These days we are using devices and technology in ways we could never have imagined. We have tools for solutions to problems we thought we’d never have, and have tools for problems for which we never imagined having solutions. As with much of the technology we use (and seem to not know how to live without), the advancements in hearing aid technology are beyond what could have ever been imagined. Many devices are smaller and almost not visible at all, with ongoing seamless processing actively addressing issues of sound quality, noise control and speech clarity. And although many devices provide a communication link between a person’s hearing aids and their television, telephone, or iPad, nothing compares to the significance of the connection made between a person who has addressed their hearing needs, and their family, friends and community. So enjoy this wonderful time in which we live. And make this year, the year you embrace technology and allow for your hearing to be taken to a level unimaginable. Peter Keating, Au.D. Audiologist
Whidbey Weekly for July 18th