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Letters to the Editor Editor, Although I am not an Oak Harbor resident, I have attended a few City Council meetings during the past year and have observed the council in action and noted the attitudes of individual members. Most obvious is the fact that some members are not focused first on conducting city business in a manner that benefits Oak Harbor. I’ve known council candidate Sandi Peterson for over six years and during that time have witnessed her interest and respectful conduct of business at many meetings seeking information, discussing and acting on issues with a positive attitude that helped achieve the best results. Sandi is not a petty individual. Sandi is not a bully. Sandi is not ego driven. Sandi is not driven by negativity. Sandi is not anti-Constitution. Sandi is pleasant and rational. Sandi is respecting of others’ concerns. Sandi is highly capable of understanding complicated issues. Sandi is a good decision maker. Electing Sandi Peterson is an important step in restoring citizen trust in the City Council. Bill Thompson, Clinton

Editor, Let’s see if I have this right...The hospital wants us to loan them $50,000,000 to upgrade the buildings when they are bleeding (pun intended) enormous amounts of money, when their revenue stream is really up in the air due to Obamacare, Medicare cuts, Medicaid changes, reduced doctor and hospital reimbursements, massive increases in regulatory costs plus extra taxes on durable medical equipment. How about this: When the hospital can show me they are in the black, when the dust clears from Obamacare, state and insurance payments so they have predictable income, when they make a case they can repay the “loan”, then call back. I really doubt patient care will suffer if they have to use the old building for a while longer. Rick Kiser, Oak Harbor

Editor, Over the past 4 months, I, along with many other Friends of Whidbey General Hospital, have presented to service organizations, candidate forums and to private citizens, detailed information about the request for tax payers to approve a $50,000,000 expansion and renovation of Whidbey General Hospital. On the surface the words expansion and renovation sound like “nice to haves” not “need to haves”. However this is not the case. What this bond is truly about is providing better care to patients and complying with laws which are already on the books. The hospital was built in 1969, and aside from paint, has had no renovations to its inpatient wing. Think of how much healthcare has changed since 1969. WGH needs to comply with the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which is impossible in the current situation. How is a physician or nurse able to discuss treatment, lab results or findings with a patient in private when there is another patient and their family sitting in the same room separated by a curtain? The bond will be spent building a new inpatient wing with single patient rooms, upgraded surgical facilities, and renovating the old wing to house specialty clinics. The bond has nothing to do with Medicare reimbursement, nor do the effects of the

Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) change the fact our hospital needs these improvements. I say our hospital because WGH is part of a Public Hospital District. We the taxpayers are the shareholders. There have been many people, some my friends, over the past 4 months who have approached me asking about the hospitals finances. First, I should say their finances are public. You may look them up and not just listen to what others say. For last year and this year, WGH is going to operate in a loss. This is due to the purchase of a new Hospital Information System. This was a needed improvement and a large step towards compliance with “Meaningful Use” regulations regarding the use of electronic medical records. WGH has a long standing practice of operating in the black. They also have a long standing practice of using our tax money efficiently. While WGH takes in approximately $875,000 in tax funding, it gave out more than $2.7 million in charitable treatment. WGH lives within its means and has done so for many years. I have worked in healthcare technology all across this country for more than 15 years. I have worked in the wealthiest of hospitals as well as the poorest. No one does more with less than the amazing staff of WGH. I am proud of our hospital and will make sure I am taken there in any emergency. I am not a WGH employee, I’m a patient. I’m a fiscally conservative patient, and I know that if I give to this hospital, the hospital and its staff will repay us with the best possible patient care during those times in our lives where we need it most. Please vote YES to approve the WGH bond. Brian T. Jones, Oak Harbor Friend of Whidbey General Hospital

Editor, We need everyone’s support to continue to improve Whidbey General. That means we need to understand exactly what Whidbey General means to us. It means ambulances, EMTs, emergency department (the only one on the island for both Navy and civilians alike), clinics, doctors, nurses, technicians, labs, diagnostic imaging, education programs, birthing center, surgery, cardiac rehab, cancer care, physical therapy, hospice – pretty much all medical care on Whidbey Island is provided by your public hospital district. When we talk about a bond for a new wing, we must recognize that it is a vital part of this island’s healthcare system. The bond provides for an updated inpatient wing (as mandated by the federal government because of infection and privacy issues) and surgical center upgrades, both key parts of our medical system. We can’t look at this bond as something we can do or not do – we have to update these facilities or the hospital loses its viability. If we can’t make these required improvements, we jeopardize the whole system. WGH is an award-winning facility with award-winning personnel. Let’s keep it that way. Please vote yes on the bond. Trish Rose, Coupeville

Editor, Joe Kunzler of GrowlerNoise.com here. In this month of pro-OLF operations, we’ve successfully held Ken Pickard and his bloody awful Citizens of the Ebey’s Reserve (COER) group to account for some rather awful statements like calling our troops’ pay “the federal pork it delivers here on paydays” and “the NAS base keeps the Island dysfunctional”. Of course, COER spokespeople like Paula Spina and Ann Adams have attempted to deflect from the true nature of COER – but lesson one of dealing with moneyed interests is ignore their public relations spin; listen to what moneyed interests lobby elected officials with. But enough about COER, let’s actually be ‘pro’ OLF. Supporting OLF Coupeville requires a lot of hard work and passionate enthusiasm for the next few years as we work through the EIS process. We need to remember that we are fighting for a safe place for pilots to practice carrier

landings at least if and until OLF Coupeville is replaced as part of resolving the OLF Coupeville the land use issues. But in the end, saving OLF Coupeville – or keeping the OLF open until replacement is going to require actual, genuine political action plus civility. So now that as of 22 October I have fresh NAS Whidbey Island confirmation to please mark on your calendar these dates, times and places: Tuesday, December 3, 2013, at Coupeville High School Commons Area, 501 South Main Street, Coupeville, Washington 98239 Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building, 1 Wildcat Way, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Anacortes Middle School Cafeteria, 2202 M Avenue, Anacortes, Washington 98221. In the name of defending the VAQ Wing at NAS Whidbey Island, please attend these scoping meetings, especially the ones in Oak Harbor and Anacortes. Saving OLF Coupeville – and arguably NAS Whidbey Island – depends on patriots speaking positively in support of OLF Coupeville for we know just as water is wet COER is counting on us pro-OLF grassroots to be passive so as to paint being pro-OLF as being about moneyed interests when we’re about saving sailors’ lives.

The course, taught by knowledgeable club instructors, will provide training on how to be a successful amateur radio operator and to operate a shortwave radio transmitter safely and legally. The course will prepare students to take the federal radio exam offered regularly by volunteer examiners at monthly Island County radio club meetings. “There is no requirement to learn Morse code any longer so becoming licensed is easier now for young or old,” class instructor Ken Sousa said. “We will instruct students in what they need to know to take the exam and successfully set up their ham radio stations.” Radio hams throughout the U.S. communicate with other operators around the world and assist with emergency responses to local and national man-made or natural disasters such as the recent floods in Colorado. The federal radio license authorizing use of a radio transmitter is effective for 10 years before renewal. The cost of the course is $30 and includes all class materials and a license study manual. Registration is required to attend the course. For more information, contact Sousa at (360)6754867 or n7axj@w7avm.org. [Submitted by Vince Bond]

The Headless Horseman Rides into Langley

Finally, I promise will keep folks updated at GrowlerNoise.com. Joe Kunzler, Sedro-Woolley, WA

Field Carrier Landing Practice at NAS Whidbey Island’s Ault Field Starting Nov. 4, 2013, aircraft from NAS Whidbey Island’s Electronic Attack (VAQ) Wing will ramp up Field Carrier Landing Practices (FCLPs) at Ault Field for approximately three weeks. The base will be using either Runways 7/25 or 14/32, based upon prevailing conditions. This will be the first use of Runway 14/32 for FCLPs since July. Residents living in Anacortes, other areas on Fidalgo Island and Oak Harbor communities near Ault Field should expect to hear an increase in operations while the VAQ Wing conducts these training evolutions, which are critical for training pilots to qualify for aircraft carrier operations. As a reminder, NAS Whidbey Island has a comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns, and issues. The phone number for this service, including noise complaints or concerns, is (360)257-6665. Alternatively you may email your comments to “comments. NASWI@navy.mil”. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Senior Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary November marks SSIC’s 40th year of service to Island County. Please join them for an afternoon celebration with refreshments, live music and door prizes. Senior Services of Island County’s flagship facility, the South Whidbey Center, located at 14594 SR 525 (at Bayview) in Langley will host an afternoon 40th Anniversary celebration event on November 1, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Entertainment will be provided by the group We Are Three (Bob Effertz, Lee Dvirnak and Julie Pigott). [Submitted by Elizabeth Harris, Senior Services of Island County]

Ham Radio License Classes to be Offered If you have ever wanted to become a ham radio operator, don’t miss this opportunity to make that dream come true. A two-day class on the federal rules and technical information necessary to pass the entry level Federal Communications Commission license exam will be offered by the Island County Amateur Radio Club from 8:00am to 5:00pm on two Saturdays, November 2 and 9, at the Island County Commissioner’s hearing room, 1 NE 6th

There’s something spooky going on in Sleepy Hollow! That’s what innocent schoolteacher Ichabod Crane will soon find out, in Washington Irving’s classic tale retold with a 1950’s twist! Whidbey Children’s Theater is proud to present The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the inaugural show in their new theater space next to Langley Middle School. Familiar local face Michael Morgen has stepped off the stage to take the director’s reins for this spooky and entertaining ride. “I wanted to be able to bring this classic tale of mystery, love, superstition, and the supernatural, and also make it exciting and accessible to today’s kids and audiences. We’ve updated the story and setting to a small town in the 1950’s, which makes for a lot of new exciting things we can achieve with this play.” Young schoolteacher Ichabod Crane brings his straight-laced etiquette and sensibilities to the backwoods town of Sleepy Hollow, and soon finds himself vying for the affections of Katrina Van Tassel against the rough-cut Brom Bones, leader of the Sleepy Hollow Boys motorcycle gang. Will Brom send the lanky lover packing, or will something more sinister intervene? The cast of 6th-12th graders are embracing their roles and looking forward to Opening Night on November 8 at 7:30pm. Join Whidbey Children’s Theater for a special reception before the show to celebrate the first show in their new Theater. Performances will be held: Fridays, November 8 & 15, 7:30pm; Saturdays, November 9 & 16, 7:30pm; and Sundays, November 10 & 17, 2:00pm. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and $8 for students. The November 16 show is a Special Family Show, where all seats are $8. Tickets may be purchased at http://wctlegend. bpt.me/ or by visiting BrownPaperTickets.com and searching for “Sleepy Hollow” Founded in 1981, Whidbey Children’s Theater is dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children by creating opportunities for them to discover, experience, and participate in the performing arts. For more information, call (360)221-8707 or email contact.wct@gmail. com. [Submitted by Michael Morgen, WCT]

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Celebrate harvest with the vintners while enjoying excellent handcrafted wines by local vintners, along with wonderful handcrafted art by local artisans. The annual harvest event takes place November 9-11, and tasting rooms are open for the tour from 11:00am to 5:00pm each day, many with artists in action to view along with the wines to taste. Some locations offer food and live music as well. This is a good time to stock up, for not only are many wineries offering specials, the Whidbey Island Vintners offers an annual “Case Card” special for the event, so when you purchase a case of 12 non-discounted wines at multiple participating wineries you can get two free tickets to the Red Wine & Chocolate event that takes place each February. It’s a great incentive to get wines for the holidays.

The Navy will host two open house public meetings. The meetings will be conducted in an open house format with informational displays and materials available for public review. There will be no formal presentations. Navy staff will be present to answer general questions on the proposed action and the EIS. The open house meetings will be conducted between 5:00pm and 8:00pm on the following dates and locations:

Tickets for the tour are $20 in advance or $25 days of and are available at the participating venues: Comforts of Whidbey, Spoiled Dog Winery, Blooms Winery Taste for Wine and Holmes Harbor Cellars; or online at www. brownpapertickets.com/event/380648. For more information, call (360)321-0515. [Submitted by Virginia Bloom]

Caregiver Conference – Safety Nets A conference to support healthcare providers will be held Thursday, November 14, from 9:30am to 3:00pm at the Family Bible Church in Oak Harbor. Themed “Safety Nets,” the Caregiver Conference is designed to improve caregiver skills, provide networking opportunities and teach attendees how to take better care of themselves. Attendees need not be professional caregivers. Non-professionals, such as those who care for family members and friends, are strongly encouraged to participate. The conference will feature a keynote address by Linda Gipson, PhD, a former family caregiver and current Chief Nursing Officer at Whidbey General Hospital. Other speakers include Debra Metz, director of the Nutrition Program for Senior Services of Island County, and Nancy Martineau of Camano Island Senior Services. Registration is $10 and includes lunch. Call (360)321-1600, ext. 29 or email Hestia@islandseniorservices.org. Register online at www. whidbeygen.org. The conference results from collaboration between Home Place Special Care, Senior Services of Island County and Whidbey General Hospital. [Submitted by Trish Rose, Whidbey General Hospital]

Navy Reschedules Public Meetings for Draft Supplemental EIS for P-8A Home Basing The Navy has rescheduled public meetings for the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for the home basing of the P-8A Poseidon aircraft in the Federal Register. The Draft SEIS addresses the potential environmental effects of home basing P-8A squadrons

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Thursday, November 7 - Jacksonville Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Orange Park 620 Wells Road Orange Park, Fla. Wednesday, November 13 – Whidbey Island North Whidbey Middle School 67 NE Izett Street Oak Harbor, Wash. These meetings had to be rescheduled because of the recent government shutdown. These meetings replace meetings originally scheduled for October 8 in Whidbey Island and October 17 in Jacksonville. Due to the rescheduling of these meetings, the public comment period has been extended from November 4, 2013 to December 2, 2013. To ensure consideration in the Final SEIS, comments must be postmarked or received (on-line) by December 2, 2013 to ensure they become part of the official record. Public input is very important to the process, helping the Navy arrive at the most informed decision about the proposal. For those who cannot attend an open house, all informational materials are available on the project website: http://www.mmaseis.com. Comments may also be submitted at one of the two public meetings or by mail to: P-8A EIS Project Manager; Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic; Attn: Code EV21/CZ; 6506 Hampton Blvd; Norfolk, VA 23508. All comments will be treated equally and will be used in the preparation of the Final SEIS. This SEIS will supplement the original 2008 Final EIS, which determined that the P-8A Poseidon would be based at three installations – NAS Jacksonville, NAS Whidbey Island and Marine Corps Base (MCB) Kaneohe Bay, Hi. The Navy is now proposing to achieve operational savings and efficiencies by basing the aircraft at two, vice three bases. The proposed action now includes a permanent rotating squadron detachment at MCB Kaneohe Bay, with periodic squadron detachments to Naval Base Coronado, California.

detachment, infrastructure and facility improvements to support the P-8A detachment, and no permanently assigned P-3C or P-8A squadrons. These changes result in a significant reduction in impacts related to construction and airfield operations from what was considered in the 2008 Final EIS and Record of Decision. Therefore, no public meeting will be held in Hawaii. No changes in P-8A operations are planned for Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., from those described in the 2008 EIS, therefore no public meeting will be held in Coronado. Copies of the Draft Supplemental EIS are available for public review at the following libraries: Oak Harbor City Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor, Wash.; Anacortes Public Library, 1220 10th Street, Anacortes, Wash.; La Conner Regional Library, 614 Morris Street, La Conner, Wash.; Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander Street, Coupeville, Wash.; Coronado Public Library, 640 Orange Avenue, Coronado, Calif.; Webb Wesconnett Regional Branch, Jacksonville Public Library, 6887 103rd Street, Jacksonville, Fla.; Kaneohe Public Library, 45–829 Kamehameha Highway, Honolulu, Hi. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Larsen Applauds $2.4 Million to Restore Fish Habitat in Snohomish and Island Counties Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, last week praised the award of $2.4 million to restore habitat for Chinook salmon and steelhead trout in the Whidbey and Snohomish basins. The funding, awarded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, is part of a long-term effort to rebuild fisheries in the region. “A healthy fish population means a healthy economy in Northwest Washington,” Larsen said. “This funding will go a long way toward restoring vital fish populations in the Puget Sound.” The Nature Conservancy will receive $1.4 million to help restore 500 acres of degraded floodplain habitat in the Whidbey Basin. Snohomish County will receive $1 million to help restore nearly 330 acres of wetlands in the Snohomish River estuary. More information on the funding is available at http://www.habitat.noaa.gov/restoration/programs/crp/ffo2013. html. [Submitted by Bryan Thomas, Communications Director, Rep. Rick Larsen]

Historic Preservation Commission Vacancy

Alternative 1 considers the environmental effects of home basing six fleet squadrons and the Fleet Replacement Squadron (FRS) at NAS Jacksonville and six fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey Island. Alternative 2 considers the environmental effects of home basing five fleet squadrons and the FRS at NAS Jacksonville and seven fleet squadrons at NAS Whidbey Island. The No Action Alternative represents conditions if no further implementation of the 2008 Record of Decision were to occur.

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes and/or related disciplines. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) members for 3 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement.

For Hawaii, the proposed dual-siting would result in the assignment of a rotating P-8A

Commission members work with the Town of Coupeville, Island County and Ebey’s Reserve

Trust Board staff to process applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for properties located within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of nine members, four (4) members appointed by the Council of the Town of Coupeville; four (4) members appointed by Island County; and one (1) member appointed jointly by Island County and the Town of Coupeville. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Historic Preservation Commission Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360)679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, November 18, 2013. For additional information please phone (360)679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Conservaton Futures TAG Vacancy The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants for an open position on the Conservation Futures Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The position being sought currently is for a representative living in unincorporated Island County. Applicants must be county residents for at least one year prior to appointment. The TAG reviews and evaluates applications to the Conservation Futures Fund on such issues as technical merit, financial feasibility, extent of benefit, and compliance with the fund allocation and selection criteria. This process usually occurs during March and April of each year. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Conservation Futures Technical Advisory Group Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360)679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island. wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on November 18, 2103. For additional information please phone (360)6797353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Local Business News Artists and Crafters Wanted for Holiday Gallery The Hummingbird Farm Holiday Gift Gallery is seeking artists and crafters interested in consigning in their gift shop and retail greenhouse during the upcoming holiday season. Hummingbird Farm will be showcasing holiday giftware seven days every week, November 11 through December 24. Please email Lori with a description/photos of your art/craft at: lori@ hummingbirdfamnursery.com for more information and to request a vendor application. Space is limited.

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Spooktacular Langley Thursday, October 31, 2:30pm-5:00pm Downtown Langley Trick or Treat in Downtown Langley. Participating merchants have treats and surprises for the kids. Just look for the Spooktacular Poster in the window. Come see the Crows that are showing up all over town. Enjoy dinner, coffee and hot chocolate while exploring. There is always something new in Langley.

Enchanted Halloween Forest Thursday, October 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School Campus, Clinton Come to the Enchanted Forest, a wonder-filled celebration where music, cider and a roaring campfire greet guests. Come in costume. Meet the Enchanted Forest Magician. See the jack-o-lantern display and enjoy pumpkin bowling. This is an 8th Grade WIWS class fundraiser. Entrance $5/person; suggest family rate $10-$20/family. The Whidbey Island Waldorf School Campus is located at 6335 Old Pietila Road in Clinton.

Haunted House Thursday, October 31, 5:00pm American Legion Post 141, Langley This is a joint venture with the South Whidbey High School Class of 2014. Appropriate for all ages. Pumpkin Carving Contest on the 31st. Located at 14096 SR 525 in Langley. For more information go to: www.southwhidbeypost141. com.

No Tricks Safe Treats Thursday, October 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor Participating merchants have treats and surprises for the kids.

Frightville XIII Haunted House Thursday, October 31, 6:00pm-12:00am Roller Barn, Oak Harbor From 6:00pm-7:00pm will be the Pumpkin Hour, which is for people that want to tour the haunted house with a more toned down scare. From 7:00pm-11:00pm will be the Regular Tour. From 11:00pm-12:00am will be the Witching Hour for the more hardcore scare seekers. The Roller Barn is located at 98 NE Barron Drive. For more information, call (360)240-9273 or (360)675-6534 or visit www.frightvillehaunt. com.

10th Anniversary Uncommon Threads Show & Sale Friday, November 1, 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday, November 2, 10:00am-4:00pm Greenbank Farm, Greenbank Come browse through uniquely beautiful handcrafted works of art by Whidbey’s fiber artists, including weaving, spinning, dyeing, basketry, knitting, felting and jewelry. For more information, visit www.whidbeyweaversguild.org.

SSIC 40th ANNIVERSARY Celebration Friday, November 1, 1:00pm-5:00pm South Whidbey Center, Langley Join Senior Services of Island County for an afternoon celebration with refreshments, live music and door prizes. Entertainment will be provided by the group We Are Three (Bob Effertz, Lee Dvirnak and Julie Pigott).

Star Party Friday, November 1, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star

Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Dan Pullen at (360)6797664 or icaspub@juno.com, or visit www. icas-wa.webs.com.

Saturday Matinee: Robot & Frank Saturday, November 2, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library

It’s the “Not Just for Christmas” Bazaar

Monday Morning Knitters Monday, November 4, 10:00am Oak Harbor Library

Saturday, November 2, 9:00am-3:00pm Grace by the Sea Anglican Church, Oak Harbor Hundreds of delightful handmade items for all seasons. The church is located at 555 SE Regatta Street.

Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 2, 9:00am-3:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, Oak Harbor Enjoy a cup of coffee and a tasty treat as you browse through hand made gift ideas, holiday decor, a bake sale, Granny’s Attic, and more. There is something for everyone. The church is located across the street from high school.

Coupeville Booster Club Crab Feed 2013 Saturday, November 2, 5:30pm Elk’s Lodge, Oak Harbor Tickets: $40 Auctions and Desserts. Proceeds benefit athletic programs at Coupeville HS. Tickets available at Keystone Cafe, bayleaf and Cascade Insurance Agency. For more information, visit www. coupevillboosterclub.com or call (360)9695275.

Saratoga Orchestra Presents “Nature’s Dream” Sunday, November 3, 2:30pm South Whidbey High School, Langley The orchestra will welcome conductor Julia Tai and piano soloist Robert Swan in a program featuring Mendelssohn’s Overture to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Mozart’s Piano Concerto #21, K. 467 and Symphony #6 Op. 68 “Pastorale” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors & military, and free for students & youth 18 and under (under 14 must be accompanied by an adult). Tickets are available at Click Music, bayleaf, Vino Amore, Moonraker Books and Anchor Books. For more information and online tickets, visit www.sowhidbey.com.

Concerned about him living alone, Frank’s children purchase a robot to help care for him. The retired cat burglar has other plans. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Discover the joy of learning how to knit. Knitters of all levels welcome. Share knowledge and build skills in the supportive atmosphere of the library’s Center for Lifelong Learning. Beginners, please bring a pair of #8 or #9 needles and a skein of worsted-weight yarn. Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association: Seasonal Affective Disorder Monday, November 4, 6:30pm Freeland Library As we move deeper into the decreased light, shorter days, and cooler temperatures of fall and winter, one of five people, mostly women, may suffer from a seasonal mood disorder called SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Learn what you can do to improve your health and mood and reduce the chances of being affected by the winter doldrums. Toni Marthaller, ARNP, FNP-C is a nurse practitioner in Greenbank at Women to Wellness. She integrates Western and complementary and alternative practices while providing a full range of personal health services for women. For more information, contact Toni at (360)2223131 or visit her website at http://www. womentowellness.com Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, November 5, 12, 19, & 26, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library This program is for children ages 24 months to 36 months. Caregiver is required. Playtime or craft follows. Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime Wednesdays, November 6, 13, 20, & 27, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library This program is for or newborns through 24 months with a caregiver required. Playtime follows.

Kitsch ‘N Bitch - Home for the Holidays Saturday, November 2, 7:30pm Tickets: $15 Eat, drink and be merry with Sue Frause and her two special guests. Denise and Michele LaRue, longtime “Merchant Princesses” of Langley. Join the LaRue sisters as they share their holiday entertaining tips, from creating a dazzling dinner party table to preparing holiday menu items for family and friends. Featuring the KNB house band Deja Blooze and guest bartender, Jennifer Todd. Nancy Pearl Live Wednesday, November 6, 11:00am Free Nancy Pearl is a regular commentator about books on NPR’s Morning Edition and NPR affiliate stations KUOW in Seattle and KWGS in Tulsa. The New York Times calls her “the talk of librarian circles.” Readers can’t get enough of her recommendations while bookstores and libraries offer standing room only whenever she visits. Since the release of the best-selling Book Lust in 2003 and the Librarian Action Figure modeled in her likeness, Nancy Pearl has become a rock star among readers and the tastemaker people turn to when deciding what to read next.

Chanteuse Goes to Hollywood Friday, November 8, 7:00pm Saturday, November 9, 2:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Island’s own Women’s Choir, Chanteuse, will present songs from the movies. Songs like--”Unchained Melody”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “Puttin’ On The Ritz” and special solo performances by choir members. Directed by Cheryl Veblen and piano accompanist is Jess Monett, joined by cellist, James Hinkley. Profits from both concerts will go to Hearts & Hammers on Whidbey Island. Suggested donations are: $15 adults; $12.50 seniors/military; $10 students/children.

FRA Membership Drive & Fundraiser Saturday, November 9, 4:00pm FRA, 311 SE 8th Ave, Oak Harbor The Fleet Reserve Association (FRA) Branch 97 will hold a membership drive & fundraiser following the local Veterans day parade. Award winning barbecue meal free to all veterans. Public welcome. For more information, call (360)675-3414.

“Birds, Backyard Habitat & Beyond”

Coupeville Food Bank Fundraiser

Affordable Healthcare Act-What You Need to Know Wednesday, November 6, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library

Sunday, November 3, 6:00pm Christopher’s on Whidbey, Coupeville

Thursday, November 7, 12:00pm Freeland Library

Good food. Good music. GREAT cause. Join Chef Andreas Wurzrainer, local musician Johnny Bulldog and the staff of Christopher’s on Whidbey for their first annual Coupeville food bank fundraiser. The evening will include a four course dinner and music by the acoustic trio Hey Bulldog: Johnny Bulldog does the Beatles! Tickets are $100 per person with 100% of the proceeds going to Meals 2 Kids, a new program at the Gifts from the Heart Food Bank. Meals 2 Kids provides weekend meal assistance for up to 50 Coupeville Elementary School students.

Information on Washington’s newly created Health Care Exchange will be presented by the Opportunity Council. The presentation includes in depth information about what has changed with healthcare insurance, what the new mandate will require and qualifications for different programs, subsidies and expanded Medicaid. For more information, contact the Opportunity Council at (360)679-6577 or visit www.sno-isle.org.

Watch native birds and mammals foraging, birds nesting, young birds being fed by their parents, ideas to increase the variety of birds in your yard and much more. Featuring videos of local wildlife in bird book authors Craig & Joy Johnson’s Whidbey Island yard.

Tickets may be purchased at Christopher’s on Whidbey 103 NW Coveland Street or by calling (360)678-5480. For more information, visit www.christophersonwhidbey.com.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Used Book Sale Saturday, November 2, 10:00am Freeland Library Get a head start on your holiday shopping! Hundreds of great books available at fabulous prices. All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library.

Immigration 101 Wednesday, November 6, 6:30pm Oak Harbor Library A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services staff member answers your questions about applying for citizenship.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) Tickets are available by contacting the WICA ticket office (360)221-8268 or (800)638-7631. Additional information at www.WICAonline. com. Que Sera! A Celebration Of Doris Day Friday, November 1, 7:30pm Tickets: $28 Kristi King IS Doris Day! With her blonde wigs, gorgeous gowns, big smile and sparkling

Sunday, November 10, 12:00pm & 2:00pm The Clyde Theatre, Langley

Q&A with Joy and Craig following each show. Admission is FREE (Donation optional – Benefit for Craig & Joy’s medical challenges). The Clyde Theatre is located at 217 1st Street. To view a short promo video on vimeo, type in: https://vimeo.com/75837848 or look for it on their Facebook page: Puget Sound Backyard Birds.

A Musical Salute to our Veterans Monday, November 11, 11:00am-12:00pm Oak Harbor High School, PAC, Oak Harbor Program includes guest speaker Capt. Mike Nortier, USN, Commanding Officer, NAS Whidbey. Features music by An-O-Chords Barber Shop Chorus, vocals by Daybreak Trio, OHHS Singers and Treble Choir, All-Island Community Band and the OHHS NJROCT Color Guard. Everyone is welcome, especially veterans, retired, active duty, and reservists.

Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 16, 10:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor MIddle School, Oak Harbor It’s the Holiday time and Oak Harbor Middle

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School PTA is having it’s annual Holiday Bazaar! If you are interested in being a vendor, please contact Christie Tieger at tiegertime@yahoo. com. The bazaar includes shopping, photos with Santa, games, music and more!

721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360)675-0621 or visit JSH-Online.com.

Religious Services

Flyers Restaurant & Brewery, Oak Harbor

Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Studying growth in the Holy Spirit: There’s always more, expecting new fire. Led by Sister Nancy Keller, S.C. For more information, call Bill at (360)221-8174.

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sunday School, 1:00pm; Worship Service, 2:00pm Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor Pastor Jansen Onggao

Restaurant Activities

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 Restaurant Industry Discount Mondays 20% off when food handlers or alcohol serve permit presented.

Healing Room

Galleries and Art Shows

Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland

Featured Artist: Judith Burns

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 healingwhidbey@live.com or visit www.healingrooms.com.

Living Circle: Friends on the Path Every Sunday, 10:30am 917 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor Living Circle is a welcoming spiritual community of friends on the path sharing music, prayers, blessings, stories, and more. They invite you to share your spirit with them. Their building is located next to Big Brothers and Big Sisters. For more information, call (360)320-2081, email alivingcircle@gmail.com, or visit livingcircle. webs.com.

Oneness Blessings Every Monday, 4:00pm-5:00pm Oak Harbor 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.

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

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

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

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www.whidbeyquakers.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 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

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5:00pm-8:00pm Exhibit continues through November Artworks Gallery, Greenbank There will be live music by Celtic duo Caven Keith, small pipes & guitar and Beverly Heising, violin. Light snacks and beverages will be served. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception. Burns, working primarily in Acrylics, sometimes employes collage and mixed media to enhance her works. Her art has been described as. “Having an element of transparency whose vivid intense colorations, seem to glow from within, and radiate outward.”

Featured Artist: Arcia Muchnick Artist’s Reception: Friday, November 1, 5:00pm7:00pm Show continues through November Garry Oak Gallery, Oak Harbor Meet Marcia Muchnick for a personal viewing of the artist’s pottery artwork. Chocolates and refreshments will also be offered. Marcia began taking classes in throwing pottery in 2010 during rehab from an injury. This opportunity has led to creation of distinctive handthrown mugs, bowls, platters and vases. These rustic and functional pieces have an antique look yet are very serviceable for everyday use.

“Home for the Holidays” Opening Reception: Friday, November 1, 5:00pm-8:00pm Show continues through December Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Meet the artists, enjoy some light refreshments and enjoy the festive holiday spirit on full display. Featuring the work of 26 of the most highlyskilled and sought-after artists working on the island today. “Home For the Holidays” will be stocked with exciting, unique and beautiful art in a variety of forms, including glass, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, encaustics, ceramics, fiber arts, woodwork, handmade prints and books, as well as good collection of giclée prints and cards.

Featured Artist: Melissa Koch Artist’s Reception: Saturday, November 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show will continue through December 30 Museo Gallery, Langley The Museo annual Gift Show will also begin November 2, featuring favorably priced art works by gallery artists. New pieces are added throughout November and December.

Featured Artist: M. Dennis Hill Meet the Artist: Tuesday, November 12, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville M. Dennis Hill will be on hand to discuss his photographic techniques. Denis specializes in the landscapes and structures in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. He creates panoramas and conventional photos on the island, the northwest and other locations of interest. WHAT’S GOING ON

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still talking By Eileen Brown

There’s nothing like hearing the personal story of a combat veteran of World War II to reinvigorate patriotism. Our veterans are a national treasure and deserve the best. If you dare to disagree, we’d argue for hours, but I’d still win. John Hamers of Anacortes was guest speaker at the recent PBY Memorial Foundation luncheon. Back in the 1940s, he was in the regular Navy, not Reserves, during his 41 months of service. He went in at 17 and got out when his enlistment expired on his 21st birthday. The retired accountant and farmer calls it an ongoing love/hate relationship, whether expressed in terms of endearment or terms of derision. The former PBY radioman and gunner remembers when the Seattle Times did an article on the base and called the PBY-5As “flying teeter-totters.’’ They were certainly busy, flying back and forth from the Seaplane Base to Ault Field to practice water landings and wheels down landings in preparation for deploying to the north. On Oct. 4, 1943, eight aircraft, 10 crew, plus admin and ground crews headed to the Aleutians. “The country’s fleet of aircraft carriers was decimated,” said Hamers. “The Franklin, a jeep carrier captained by Capt. Gahres, was hit by a torpedo but amazingly, Gahres got the carrier and crew back to safety.” Hamers was attached to VP43-2, a patrol squadron flying the PBY-5A patrol aircraft. “We lost four aircraft. Weather was our biggest enemy,” he said. “Antenna froze and broke off. One aircraft hit a mountain and all were lost.” Hamers described flying from Yakutat to Shemya where the wind never let up. Keeping warm was essential and they would drop coals into the stove through a pipe on the roof. “Four or five aircraft were on patrol every day of the week; routine flights were eight hours long.” On one particular take-off for a normal patrol, Hamers said, “I saw the ground move away at 500 feet and a stream of heavy black smoke move toward me. There was a fire in the port engine. The pilot feathered the prop and we did a U-turn back to the runway, set down and found an oil line fitting had come loose. After the mechanics did their repair, we took off again on a regular patrol and came back late. Attu was shrouded in fog. We landed on the ocean and spent the night on the water, coming through the only hole in the fog I could see,” Hamers recalled. The PBY bounced hard and snapped the cable but on the third attempt, the cable held. “Thank God for the Dogfaces,” he smiled. “They pointed their trucks at us and turned their lights on.” The command suspected the Japanese might try to retake the Aleutians. Gahres (now a Commodore) ordered a photo recon mission from Attu to Paramushiro. En route they encountered snow storms but the weather over the target was clear. They took photos and dropped their bomb load, encountering anti-aircraft fire. The return flight was uneventful. They were airborne 13 and ¾ hours the entire mission. Properly trimmed, a PBY can be made to lose altitude without being on a glide -- “A great device for saving fuel,” he said. When they landed on Attu, they didn’t kiss the ground but kissed the PBY instead. Hamers recalls seeing film of one of their aircraft dropping a bomb directly over a Japanese Quonset hut. “We had a total of

75 gallons of fuel left,” Hamers continued. They burned about 100 gallons an hour. “It was already dark and a storm was coming in. “My crew and one other had the task of looking for life rafts the next morning. We found them, floating about a mile apart. We alerted a destroyer but all occupants of the raft were frozen. One held a pad and pencil in his hand, another held an apple.” In conclusion, Hamers said the endurance of the PBY aircraft was proven in the flight between Paramushiro and Attu which took some 13 hours and 45 minutes air time. “The long flight really proved the ability of the PBY aircraft,” he said. (Find out more about the PBY Memorial Foundation, visit www.pbymf.org, or call 360-240-9500.) Just a couple of weeks There is no easy way to break it to you, especially if you are the kind of person who prides himself on filing his taxes early for a speedy refund, but like spring in some years, things will be a little late next year. Add one more thing to the list of annoyances and downright hardships created when the federal government shut down for 16 days. Internal Revenue Service has announced a delay of approximately one to two weeks to the start of the 2014 filing season to allow adequate time to program and test tax processing systems following the 16-day federal government closure. The IRS is exploring options to shorten the expected delay and will announce a final decision on the start date of the 2014 filing season in December, Acting IRS Commissioner DannyWerfel said. The original start date of the 2014 filing season was Jan. 21, and with a one- to two- week delay, the IRS would start accepting and processing 2013 individual tax returns no earlier than Jan. 28 and no later than Feb. 4. The government closure came during the peak period for preparing IRS systems for the 2014 filing season. Programming, testing and deployment of more than 50 IRS systems is needed to handle processing of nearly 150 million tax returns. Updating these core systems is a complex, year-round process with the majority of the work beginning in the fall of each year. About 90 percent of IRS operations were closed during the shutdown, with some major work streams closed entirely during this period, putting the IRS nearly three weeks behind its tight timetable for being ready to start the 2014 filing season. There are additional training, programming and testing demands on IRS systems this year to provide additional refund fraud identity theft protection and prevention. “Readying our systems to handle the tax season is an intricate, detailed process, and we must take the time to get it right,” Werfel said. “The adjustment to start of the filing season provides us the necessary time to program, test and validate our systems so that we can provide a smooth filing and refund process for the nation’s taxpayers. We want the public and tax professionals to know about the delay well in advance so they can prepare for a later start of the filing season.” The IRS will not process paper tax returns before the start date, which will be announced in December. There is no advantage to filing on paper before the opening date, and the taxpayers will receive their tax refunds much faster by using e-file with direct deposit. The April 15 tax deadline is set by statute and will remain in place. However, the IRS reminds taxpayers that anyone can request an automatic six-month extension to file their tax return. The request is easily done with Form 4868, which can be filed electronically or on paper. Write to me at stilltalking2009@yahoo.com.

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LOcaLLy Operated. When the sale closes, celebrate Saturn’s role in the deal with a bowl of cold oat meal. And hold the butter, milk and sugar. It’s the way he rolls. Dear Astrologer, You are right when you say men back off from me when things get serious. I often get scared and back off.

What am I supposed to do to get men to at least commit to be a partner? This man I have been seeing is already backing off a little. What can I do now? He is a great person.

ChiCken little and the astRologeR By Wesley Hallock

Dear Astrologer, I love Pisces men. I love their gentle ways, their sensitivity and the way they tune into wave lengths that other men don’t. I love Pisces men so much, I’ve been married to three of them! Sorry to say, none of those marriages worked out. None of my three Pisces darlings could make a decision, or form a plan and carry it out to completion, if his life depended on it. They were great dreamers, but they could never deliver on the dream.

I have concluded there is no such a thing as a Pisces man who doesn’t have to be led by the hand. Is there a better zodiac sign for me to find lasting love? Pisces Wary Born September 1, 1976 at 8:22 AM in Charleston, South Carolina Dear Pisces Wary, Ouch! You’re talking to a double Pisces, sun and rising sign!

Jupiter in a woman’s horoscope describes the man, and since your Jupiter is shushupti, meaning asleep, the men you find attractive come across to you as sleep walkers. You could shop Leo, Aries or any other sign, with the same result. Your matrimonial grief is the result, not of your fascination with Pisces men, but of your sleeping Jupiter. How to awaken your Jupiter? Jupiter represents, besides the man, all things spiritual. Devotion to awakening the spiritual qualities of tolerance and compassion within you sends a wake-up call to Jupiter. You don’t need a guru. Simply cultivate within yourself the traits you expect of your man, and he will eventually appear as the complimentary reflection of you. How about it, readers? Any Pisces tribute stories to share? Dear Astrologer, I enjoy the humor you bring to other people’s problems. I hope you can do the same for mine! My husband and I are moving to North Dakota. We’re happy about it because the economy is so much stronger where we’re going, thanks largely to the state-run banking system keeping its citizens’ money in-state where it belongs.

Because our home remains unsold, I’m left behind with the kids until we find a buyer. I lie awake alone at night, worrying. What if the house doesn’t sell? What if it sells, but the new job doesn’t work out? What if we don’t get another home and become renters? What if…? In the wee hours, I can think of a million what ifs. I’m not a fearful person by nature, and we have much reason to be happy about the move. So what are these late-night what ifs? A signal we’re making a bad move? Do the planets support the move? Worry Weary Born February 5, 1980, at 1:42 P.M. in Fort Collins, Colorado Dear Worry Weary, The doomsday infomercials running on your latenight channels are Old Man Saturn. Ignore them. Saturn’s current placement in Scorpio has him uptight as Moses at a pig roast.

To get your house sold, meaning to separate you from it, requires a separating influence. Saturn is not only a party pooper; he is a separator, par excellence. Come December, Saturn will reach the proper zodiac degree to do you some good for a change. Your Gemini rising sign lord, Mercury, will turn the trick by reaching the same degree at the same time. Look for a buyer to appear around that time.

I hope to make it to Arizona to see my kids and grandkids and warm weather, with or without a guy. Darn. Dreaming Born October 10, 1934, at 12:41 A.M. in Seattle, Washington

Dear Dreaming, The Tao of love runs true for you: The back off boogaloo takes two. Confucius knew it centuries ago. Posing for you the eternal question, “Who’s going to throw it into reverse first, me or my guy?” Ringo Starr’s erstwhile lines, “Wake up meat head, don’t pretend that you are dead,” are exactly what you DON’T want to say to your man. No, no! Fair advisor to the lovelorn, Ringo was not. My advice is that you emulate the emu, the large flightless bird of Australia. The bird earned its place on Australia’s coat of arms because, reportedly, the emu does not back off. Where lies the astrology of this? Sometimes the astrologer must put the astrology down and talk turkey. Emu, rather. Now is such a time. If you want to be with this man, use your feminine wiles. Discover what makes his heart happy, and then provide it. I’ll give you a clue. If your man is like most men, he needs to believe he is smart. He needs to think he is always doing right. Let him. Look the other way when you must, but make him feel you won’t ever tear him down. If he’s the right one, you won’t ever need to. Enjoy the Arizona sun for us, and say hi to the kids. Dear Astrologer, Is it just me, or have the planets gone wacky? I ran into my ex the other day, or rather, he ran into me—with a shopping cart! I was bent over getting a bottom-shelf detergent when he went whizzing by me. (I think he saw me too late and was hoping to escape unseen.) Clipped my fanny and didn’t even pause to say whoops or how-de-do.

Feels like Mercury retrograde. Is it that time again? DB Born March 31, 1971 at 2:11 P.M. in Ocala, Florida Dear DB, So your ex hit you in the detergent isle and made a clean escape. If you had said he hit you in the meat department, I’d think you were making this up.

The planetary energies have been amped up for months. They reached a new high with the lunar eclipse of October 18, and will further intensify with the coming solar eclipse on November 3. And yes, Mercury is retrograde until November 10. The net effect has been bizarre computer behavior (even Facebook went down for a while), cell phone malfunctions, and odd and unexpected encounters involving people with whom we mistakenly thought our business was done, such as you with your ex husband. Accidents, misunderstandings and arguments are running rife because people are sensitive, moody and exhausted. Try to find the humor. Thank goodness you weren’t bent over in the produce isle. You know those potatoes have eyes. Nine out of ten people can’t answer the question, “Are your sleepless nights sleepless because the sky is falling, or because Saturn is doing the Watusi with your Moon, again?” Don’t be one of them. Send your questions, along with your date, TIME and place of birth (as listed on your birth certificate) to Wesley at planetbiz4u2@gmail.com. It’s fun and it’s free. You’ll also sleep better.

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FRIDAY, October 18 9:48am, SW Fleet St. Caller advising female friend refuses to return her child to her. She is the child’s Godmother. 1:23pm, NW 5th Ave. Requesting a phone call. States you know what it’s in regards to. No case number found or complaints associated with address or name. 2:10pm, SE City Beach St. Caller advising was just informed male subject riding bike with suitcase. Caller concerned he may have stolen it from someone. 7:04pm, SW Kimball For “evidence only�, advising she came home tonight and had 2 missed calls “but only one was left.� Not requesting contact.

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SATURDAY, October 19 1:02am, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller calling, very upset about the noise. Requesting officer park outside her apartment and listen. Advises she reported this previously and the officer said he parked there and didn’t hear anything.

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11:01am, SE 6th Ave. Requesting phone call or stop by referencing a stray cat in her yard for several days. 2:19pm, NE Nunan Loop For information only, saw 3 raccoons in the area 3 days ago. 3:04pm, N Oak Harbor St. Ongoing problem of someone getting into her home. Not occurring now. Said she has been speaking to officer. 6:29pm, SE 8th Ave. Reports the girlfriend of the tenant who lives above the caller is stalking and harassing the caller. The female is saying she will kill the caller through the vents. Caller doesn’t know the subject’s name. WEDNESDAY, October 23 6:22am, SE 8th Ave. Reporting female and male who reside above the caller are filming her. States she can’t prove it. Caller spoke to female a couple of minutes ago and female threatened to kill her and her family.

23. Rodeo ring? 24. Bumper sticker 1:50am, SE Bayshore Dr. 7:46am, SW Heller St. word Call generated for noise. Heard by officer Approximately 10 minutes ago, truck was parked in front of SE Bayshore. turning from Loerland on Heller and struck 25. Staying power? female pedestrian slightly while making 7:53pm, SE 8th Ave. 26. Rodent-catching the turn. She waved at him as though she Male on the ground. Caller honked and dog or cat tried to wake him up. States he did not was fine. He drove away and she contin29. Mature male red move. ued walking. Caller wanted to call in case deer she calls it in later and needs a witness. 11:42pm, SE Pioneer Way 30. Pistol, slangily States a lot of noise, describes “night club� 12:54pm, SE Barrington Dr. noises. Been going on since 10:00pm. 32. The “p� in m.p.g. Requesting phone call referencing stray cat SUNDAY, October 20 who crawled in his truck yesterday while 35. Acne scar 10:19am, N Oak Harbor St. on base. States if you speak slowly and 36. Drug to remedy Caller states subjects are hanging out clearly he is able to use the phone. grief and smoking in front of location. Digging 1:08pm, SW Kimball Dr. through trash. Last seen an hour and a 37. God with a On the phone crying and cursing. Says half ago. Caller states he is “going to hurt hammer she left property behind and she does not someone.� Caller is not armed. 42. Benevolent, natureknow what to do. She doesn’t feel good. 3:17pm, SW Union St. oriented witchcraft Requesting someone pick up property. Reporting black dog wandering the area. 43. “The English 4:57pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Unknown what breed. Medium sized dog Patient� setting and pooping in peoples’ yards. Reporting female, 50’s, “clearly drunk� at 45. “Aladdin� prince the bust station. Screaming at a juvenile MONDAY, October 21 after being asked what she’s been drink1:18am, SE 11th Ave. 48. “Ciao!� ing. Older female got in the juvenile’s face Caller states at NE 11th Ave there is a 49. Disinclined 9OUR'UESSISAS'OODAS/UR'UESS7EATHER&ORECAST 9OUR'UESSISAS'OODAS/UR'UESS7EATHER&OR bathroom fan going on for the last 2 and spit at her. 3AT *ANTH check, 4HURS

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Caller advising son is tearing up the house. States son became mad at her over he dating choices. 7:09pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller is lost and needs to get to NW Delta St. Will flag down officer. 7:41pm, SW Erie St. Shoplifter with knife on his side currently checking out in self-checkout. Subject put property in diaper. 3 adults and 4 children, 1 being an infant.

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Last week’s flurry of activities in the communities of Clinton, Coupeville and Oak Harbor warrant some discussion by me as I was happily involved in all three moments of magical mirth.

When Petite and Traynor were married at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland on 9-9-99, I knew I was in for a treat, with a possible trick, when Traynor’s dog paced gallantly down the church aisle, carrying both bride and groom’s wedding rings on top of his dog pillow saddle.

Out of respect, these reviews will be discussed in zip code sequence.

C’mon, now.

For those of you not familiar with our local zip codes, they are sequenced alphabetically, just like our homeroom teachers did our seating charts. I always laughed when our 11th grade English and homeroom teacher, Mrs. Deiter, called the class roll to check our attendance each day. “Freeman? French? Fry?” Too bad we had no one named Ketchup in our class. Community in Clinton The spirit of Clinton is alive and well. While attending last Thursday’s community gathering at the historic Clinton Hall, I learned more about the issues facing Island County than ever before. County Commissioner Helen Price-Johnson, the first woman ever elected to the position, shared her astute and well-experienced observations, along with South Whidbey Port Commissioner Curt Gordon, Clinton Chamber President Bob Craven, Carol Flax, President of the Clinton Progressive Association, and Will Simpson from the County Planning Department. Major kudos to Jack Lynch, Sherryl Christie-Bierschenk, Sue and Pete Van Giesen, and Jill Engstrom for sharing their organizational skills with smiles on their faces. Of course, that is the way these Clinton folks are. Lots of smiles. The best unheard line of the night was by the longtime funny man who whispered this observation in my better ear - “You know the future of your neighborhood is in trouble when the fortune teller moves out.” Check out www.communityofclinton.org to see how these neighbors are revitalizing historic vitalizations, and creating new ones. Writers in Coupeville In my twenty plus years of hosting poetry slams in Island and Skagit counties, I have had the joy of working in a multitudinous variety of pubs, bars, taverns (both smoking and non), libraries, elementary school classrooms, chocolate factories, recording studios, city parks, restaurants, coffee shops, private residences, assisted living facilities, school auditoriums, bowling alleys, and churches. Last Friday, thanks to Susan Wilmoth and the Whidbey Writers Conference, the poetic words of the masters hit the bayleaf (not a typo, all lower case letters), located next door to Christopher’s in Coupeville. Owner and chef extraordinaire Beth fixed us up with a delicious platter of Valdeon Spanish Blue cow and goat milk brie from Spain; coastal cheddar from England; balsamic cipollini onions; roasted tomatoes; Finocchiona salami, and La Panzanella rosemary crackers to savor as we wrote poems using required Halloween infused words like prankster, tumid, moon, waning, crisp, gloomy, ochre, incandescent, mist, maple and equinox. An example of our pros’ prose from Allan Ament, winner of the Brevity Award for Clarity --- The tumid moon shone through the misty incandescent effervescence; humid pranksters munched savory green birds. Ah...! From Sharon Anderson, President of the Skagit Valley Writers Guild --- Birds weave tumid mist, Effervescent in flight, Against the prankster moon, Green and low in the incandescent night. Sharon also won an award, a twenty-four piece dog puzzle, for the most spontaneous, flattering and humorous remark at the conclusion of the evening -- “Thank you for giving me a reason to live!” Hunts in Oak Harbor While I was coming out of Dollar Tree with my bags of yet-to-be-delivered Halloween gifts of extreme pogeybait, two of the finest people to grace the ground of this Rock on which we live, exited their brand new car. “Petite, Traynor, I had something for you in my truck, but I took it out thinking I would not see you today up here in Oak Harbor. Petite, who’s running the Freeland Café, and Traynor, why are you not driving your Whidbey Transit runs?” I was quickly informed that both Hunts of this October had already put in their first eight hours of the day at each area of responsibility before taking time to prepare for trick or treaters.

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And my mainland friends wonder why we never leave Whidbey? Here on Whidbey, I have a lot more room to roam among friends now than I did when Dad tied me up to the tether-ball pole in our back yard. Of course, on sunny days, that is how I learned how to tell time. Cool Trivia Everywhere Last week, Boston Celtic great Bill Sharman passed away. Condolences were expressed around the world. Included in these expressions of appreciation was a major league baseball press release, shared with me by local musical wizard Keith Bowers. Keith can also be seen regularly, usually deep in thought or conversation with a patron, at the Freeland branch of Sno-Isle Regional Library. The MLBTR staff extends our condolences to the friends and family of NBA Hall-of-Fame player and coach Bill Sharman, who passed away today at age 87. Sharman is best known for his legendary basketball career but he also played in the Dodgers’ minor system from 1950-55, doing well enough to earn a late-season call-up in 1951. Sharman was a socalled “phantom ballplayer” (a player who spends time on a Major League roster but didn’t actually appear in a game), yet his status afforded him a unique spot in baseball history. The entire Dodgers bench was ejected for arguing a call on September 27, 1951, thus making Sharman the only player to ever be ejected from a Major League game without appearing in one. Sort of reminds me of my first year in college when I would get in trouble for missing Air Force ROTC classes. Boy, was that a mistake. Did You Know? The three dollars a month I spend to get unneeded daily trivia sent to my AARP approved Jitterbug Great Call cell phone sure paid off yesterday. I learned that it was the birthday of Gail Borden, Jr., who not only invented condensed milk in 1853, but also invented the Lazy Susan, which is why we never named either one of our girls Susan. Why pick Susan to be the lazy one on the dining room table? Apparently, Mr. Borden had a neighbor named Susan who not only had more than two arms, she twirled around a lot, both clockwise and counterclockwise. She fell one day, and the rest is history. In fact, when Mr. Borden first tested his lazy Susan prototype, he placed it on a counter, turning it counter-clockwise. Most probably, the expression counter-clockwise was born that day, on the counter, without lazy Susan’s knowledge or consent. But then, who’s counting? Don’t Worry, Be Wary If, and when, you get a phone call from someone who later in the conversation asks what your name is, please be advised that you have already talked to that person too long. Today, I received another call from the same dude with the fake phone name, asking me if I would like to employ his obviously unethical company to assist in saving me from future, and most likely imminent calamities of the natural kind.

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When dude lips called last week, I treated him with respect before telling him to call back because I was in a meeting. Before I was able to hang up, he asked me if would tell him my name.

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Real Estate/Rentals 2 bedroom apartment 5 minutes from Charles Porter gate. Very private country setting. Pets negotiable, no smoking inside. $850 per month includes WSG and electricity. First/ last and $650 deposit. Available Oct. 1, 2013. (360)969-3968 (5.39) Available 11/15: 3 bedroom, 2 bath house, fenced backyard, pets negotiable, water and 1 can of trash included. $1200 a month. Call (360)720-4288 or (360)675-6713 ask for Richard.

Auto/Parts For Sale 1984 Camaro Z28 132,000 original miles, repainted, new motor, clutch, trans, 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. Topper for 2004 F150 Extended Cab 6.5-Ft. Red, heavy duty construction, wired for lights, 75Wx84L. Price negotiable. Call (360)320-9470 (1) 4 Goodyear Wrangler RT/S P215/75R15 tires on 2006 Jeep Wrangler stock wheels. Hub caps included. Very good tread. $100 for all. (360)679-3256 (1) Half doors with mirrors and hinges for Jeep Wrangler, $400 firm; Tow bar, $40; Highlift, tall, $50; Windshield, brand new, still in plastic, $75. (360)6720425 (1)

RV/Trailers 1998 Northland 11.5-ft camper for sale, $4750

or partial trade for ?; A 12,000-lb., brand new winch, still in box, $300. (425)210-8887 (0)

Business Classifieds 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. Whidbey Carpet Cleaning at about half the going rate. Inexpensive and competent, quality carpet cleaning using professional equipment and safe chemicals. Oak Harbor, Anacortes and Coupeville. See www. WhidbeyCarpet.com (1)

Announcements 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. Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has Advocates ready to help. Please call (800)3467555. 24hr Crisis Line. Free Service.

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.

Childcare Central Whidbey Cooperative Preschool is now enrolling for the 2013-14 school year. Morning & Afternoon classes available for ages 3-5. CWCP is a non-profit organization affili-

ated with Skagit Valley College. Please call (360)969-2491 for more information or visit us at www.coupevillepreschool.com

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.

Jobs Wanted Yard and Garden work wanted, large project. I like trading for tools, car, travel trailer, boat or ? Phone (360)331-1319 (1)

Job Market Manager/stylist wanted for busy beauty salon. Free booth rental and retail sales incentives. Send resume to hawaiiningirlie@aol. com 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. jobs@gmail.com (5.17) Part-time Position Available in Oak Harbor Based Retail Store. Must have outstanding customer service skills, organizational skills and must be selfmotivated. Hours will include Saturday evenings and a few days per week. Must be flexible. Could become full time position. Email resumes to: oakharborjobs@gmail.com. (5.34) Nighttime custodial/maintenance assistant wanted to join the team at John Vanderzicht Memorial Pool. Night shift position, 4 hours per night; shift normally begins at 9pm. Responsibilities include: Assist in maintaining the sanitary standards of the facility; Assist in the security of the facility; Keep accurate inventory of janitorial supplies; Operate and understand how to use District equipment applicable to job tasks; Ensure equipment is properly maintained; Complete applicable reports and forms; Assist Maintenance Supervisor as necessary with maintenance tasks. Requirements: Must be able to lift 50 pounds, work alone or with little supervision, 18 years of age. Thorough background check including criminal history is required. Please contact Matt Morris at

(360)675-7665 or stop by the pool for an application at: 85 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor (5.43)

Medical Equipment Folding aluminum walker with wheels. Raised toilet seat that fits most bowls. Both for $10. (360)678-7591 (1)

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: Four 25-lb. Olympic plates, $40. (360)678-2207 Pride GO-GO Ultra X Mobility Scooter, 4-Wheel Model SC44X, Color Blue, Weight Capacity 260 lbs., Battery pack, Charger, Manual included $350. (360)678-4127 (1)

Lessons Wanted….Guitar Students. Learn how to play guitar. All ages welcome, from beginners to intermediate levels. All styles, and genre taught, one on one. Give the gift of music. Contact Scott for more info, (360)6755470.

Electronics Toshiba NB255 Notebook w/ Case 250-GB, 10.1-inch display, $120; Dell Inspiron 1501 w/ Windows XP Pro, 15.4” LCD screen, 60-GB hard drive. CD-RW/DVR. Wi-Fi. Needs new battery. Deluxe computer bag included, $80; Sceptre X20WGNAGA LCD Monitor. 20.1” display, Black, $50. All items are in excellent condition. Photos and more details available. Call (360)320-0777 (1)

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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 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 Solid oak roll-top desk for sale. Excellent condition, $200 OBO. (360)221-8858 (0) Leaded stained glass windows. Beautifully framed and ready to hang, $75-$150. (360)6780520 (0) 5 matching kitchen chairs, some wear. Hank, (360)678-7591 (1)

Lawn and Garden Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 10-foot strips, $10 each. Call (360)678-1167 Dahlia tubers, assorted colors, $2 each, 10 for $15 or 20 for $20. Hank (360)678-7591 (1)

Miscellaneous Queen-sized bedspread; classic design; never used, excellent quality and condition; medium brown background with butterfly design. Photos available. Make an offer. 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; Backpack, like new: $35; Barbecue tool set: $3. Photos available. (360)678-1167. Miscellaneous lumber; PVC pipe; and metal roofing panels

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LOcaLLy Operated. 20 bale minimum. (360)3211624 Christmas Gift Idea! Two English saddles, leather with pad and girth, $75 and $125; Bareback pad with stirrups, fancy, like brand new, $35 OBO; Bridles and other miscellaneous equipment. Call for appointment, (360)678-4124 (0)

Wanted (4 each). Photos available. 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. Make an offer. 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.

Looking for a great gift idea for Xmas, Birthdays, Fathers day, etc. Here are some local made crafts that will help you fill some gaps, please order by letter- they are 16$ ea. and shipping will be extra where applicable. you can also reach me at ljohn60@gmail.com. Aluminum extension ladder. Clean and good condition, $25; 12’ wooden step ladder, great condition. Does the job. Will send picture if interested; Table saw, 10-inch Craftsman, clean and works great. Model #113.298240, $75. (360)3412185 (0) Heater (Presto Heat Dish) with footlight. Like new. Sells at Costco for $60. Asking price: $25. (360)341-2185 (0) For Sale: Generac 5000-watt generator. 10-HP, 6250-watt surge, runs good. Briggs engine. 2 115-volt receptacles. 20 amp. 1 30-amp for RV. 1 220-volt four prong. 20 amp. Circuit breakers. $300 cash, firm. (360)632-3175 (1) 16” craftsman variable speed scroll saw. $150 new on e-bay. Like new condition, $100. (360)679-3256 (1)

leather. Comes with carrying strap and hood. Two-tone green. Very good condition. Photos available upon request. $30. Call (360)678-1167. Leading Edge putter with brand new Golf Pride grip. Comes with cover. Excellent condition. Photos available upon request. $20. Call (360)678-1167. Brand new, never used Lowe Alpine Walkabout backpack, 2100 cu. in., $50. (360)678-2207

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 Excellent Grass Hay for Sale Good for horses. $7 per bale.

AUTO GARAGE RENTAL: Looking for one auto garage space to rent near Greater Freeland. Access to garage necessary for occasional removal of vehicle. Please contact Herb at (360)341-4140 (0) Toyota Truck. Call and let me know what you have. (360)3311319 (0) Horse to ride. Gentle for beginner. Share cost or lease. Road and traffic safe. Will go Western. (360)279-1545 (1)

FRee Garden fertilizer. Clean organic horse manure. Easy access. By appt. You load and haul. (360)678-4124 (0) Free-standing basketball hoop, adjustable height. Langley (360)730-1522 (0)

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Meetings and Organizations Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, November 7, 10:00am Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse, Greenbank Following the business meeting, Vicki Matzen, co-owner of The Rusty Chandelier in Oak Harbor, will be offering inspiration for our gardens and homes in her program “Renew + Revitalize = Rewards. The Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse is located at Bakken and Firehouse Roads. For additional information, call Reece Rose at (360)579-5880.

Nordic Book Discussion Group Thursday, November 7, 10:00am-12:00pm Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Alder-Olsen is the November book selection. This group is sponsored by the Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge and is currently open to anyone interested in reading and discussing books by Scandinavian authors or with a Scandinavian theme of some kind. Email whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail. com for more information or visit the Lodge’s website at http://whidbeyislandnordiclodge. wordpress.com.

Republican Women’s Club of North Whidbey Thursday, November 7, 6:30pm San Remo Grill, Oak Harbor Invited guest speaker is Representative Dave Hayes, District 10, position 2. Dave will share his committee assignments and his first year accomplishments in Olympia, as well as what his goals and objectives will be for the coming legislative session. This meeting replaces the regular monthly daytime luncheon meeting. Attendees will order from the menu. However, an RSVP is needed for a head count. For additional information and/or to make your reservations, please call (360)678-4602. Public is invited and welcome to attend.

DAV Chapter 47 Thursday, November 7, 7:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor The meeting is open to all veterans. If you have any questions, please contact the DAV at (360)257-4801.

The Fishin’ Club Thursday, November 7, 7:00pm M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland William Haroldson will make a presentation on “The Resorts Of South Whidbey Island.” This is the newest book released by The South Whidbey Historical Society. Haroldson, the book’s author, grew up in Seattle and spent much of his leisure time fishing on Whidbey. He will show a video of Whidbey’s famous fishing resorts, which are all closed plus bring copies of his book for sale that includes many old pictures, articles, a map and paintings. Be sure to meet Bill and get your personally signed copy.

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Please try to limit your classified to 30 words or less, (amounts and phone numbers are counted as words) we will help edit if necessary. We charge $10/week for Vehicles, Boats, Motorcycles, RVs, Real Estate Rental/Sales, Business Classifieds and any items selling $1,000 and above. We do charge $25 to include a photo. The FREE classified space is not for business use. No classified is accepted without phone number. We reserve the right to not publish classifieds that are in bad taste or of questionable content. All free classifieds will be published twice consecutively. If you would like your ad to be published more often, you must resubmit it.

American Association of University Women (AAUW) Saturday, November 9, 9:30am United Methodist Church, Coupeville Meetings begins with coffee at 9:30am, program begins at 10:00am. The movie Invisible War, Academy Award nominee for best documentary, will be screened which deals with harassment in the military, an issue supported by the Legal Advocacy Fund of AAUW. Members, prospective members and guests are welcome.

Al-Anon Every Wednesday, 9:30am-10:30am 432 2nd St., Langley If a friend or relative has a problem with alcohol, you can find solutions for yourself at Alanon.

Al-Anon Group Oak Harbor Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon group can help. Call Laurie at (360)675-4430 for meeting information.

Alcoholics Anonymous Every Day, 12:00pm & 8:00pm 432 2nd Street, Langley For more information, call (360)221-2070

Bingo Every Sunday, 6:30pm Knights of Columbus Hall, Oak Harbor Open to the public. For more information, call (360)675-6070.

Bingo Every Monday, 7:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor Open to the public. For more information, call (360)675-7111.

Cribbage Club Every Thursday, 6:00pm Pizza Factory, Oak Harbor Cribbage players unite! Great fun, good people, all ages, come join the fun. The Pizza Factory offers discounts on all menu items to players. For more information, call Tim at (360)6783480. For information on the Sunday game please call Cheryl at (360)914-0084.

Debtors Anonymous Every Sunday, 6:00pm WGH Board Room, Coupeville If you are having problems with money and debt and think that you may be a compulsive debtor, the program of Debtors Anonymous can help you. No situation is hopeless. Find the solution that leads to solvency and serenity. Debtors Anonymous is a 12-step program based upon the 12-steps first developed and used by Alcoholics Anonymous. Call (515)451-3749 for directions to location or for more information.

Duplicate Bridge Every Tuesday, 10:30am Ledgewood Beach Community Hall, Coupeville For more information, contact Sue Thomas at (360)678-7047, jetsue@cablespeed.net; Mardi Dennis at (360)675-5044, mvdennis@ comcast.net; or Peter Wolff at (360)678-3019, einkaufen@cablespeed.com.

Eating Addiction Support Group Every Thursday, 11:30am Private residence, Langley Meeting based on Becky Jackson’s book “Dieting, A Dry Drunk.” Meeting time subject to change based on groups needs. For more information and meeting address: DietingRecovery. com, or contact Christina (360)730-1886; christinamjames@hotmail.com. 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.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, November 2, 12:45pm Trinity Church Lutheran Church, Freeland Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360)672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, November 9, 12:45pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving instructors for both driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360)672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

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