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Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Winter Break - No games scheduled Junior Varsity Winter Break - No games scheduled C-Team Winter Break - No games scheduled

Boys Basketball Last week’s results Varsity Tue., Dec 17 Oak Harbor, 53 Everett, 55 Junior Varsity Mon., Dec 16 Oak Harbor, 44 Cascade, 40 Tue., Dec 17 Oak Harbor, 50 Everett, 30 C-Team Mon., Dec 16 Oak Harbor, 35 Cascade, 51 Tue., Dec 17 Oak Harbor, 44 Everett, 40

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Caution and Hope Born July 29, 1973, at 2:14 P.M. in San Diego, California and December 1, 1985, at 1:15 A.M. in Reno, Nevada

Girls Basketball Last week’s results

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Time Fri., Dec 27 Inglemoor Bellevue Coll. 8:15pm Sat., Dec 28 Bellevue Tourney at Bellevue College Junior Varsity Fri., Jan 3 Marysville-Pilchuck MPHS 5:40pm C-Team Fri., Jan 3 Marysville-Pilchuck MPHS 5:40pm

Girls Basketball Last week’s results Varsity Wed., Dec 18 Oak Harbor, 16 Everett, 75 Junior Varsity Wed., Dec 18 Oak Harbor, 43 Everett, 33 C-Team Wed., Dec 18 Oak Harbor, 26 Everett, 38

Varsity Tue., Dec 17 South Whidbey, 27 Coupeville, 42 Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey , 16 LaConner, 61 Junior Varsity Tue., Dec 17 South Whidbey, 28 Coupeville, 24 Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey, * LaConner, * C-Team No results posted

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Winter Break - No games scheduled Junior Varsity Winter Break - No games scheduled

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Wrestling Last week’s results Varsity Thu., Dec 19 South Whidbey, 39 Lakewood, 37 Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey, * Tournament

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Time Fri., Dec 27 Bellingham MVHS 2:00pm Sat., Dec 28 Cedarcrest MVHS 12:45pm Junior Varsity Fri., Jan 3 Marysville-Pilchuck OHHS 5:40pm C-Team Fri., Jan 3 Marysville-Pilchuck OHHS 5:40pm

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Sat., Jan 4

Opponent Location Time Tournament @ Darrington HS 9:00am

Coupeville Wolves Boys Basketball Last week’s results

Swimming Last week’s Results Mon., Dec 16 Oak Harbor, 122 Monroe, 39 Thu., Dec 19 Oak Harbor, 82 Lake Stevens, 98

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Thu., Jan 9 Kamiak KHS 3:15pm

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Varsity Tue., Dec 17 Coupeville, 53 South Whidbey, 67 Junior Varsity Tue., Dec 17 Coupeville, 25 South Whidbey, 64

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Fri., Jan 3 LaConner Junior Varsity Fri., Jan 3 LaConner

Wrestling Last week’s results Varsity Thu., Dec 19 Oak Harbor, 37 Mt. Vernon, 31 Sat., Dec 21 Oak Harbor, * Tournament Junior Varsity Sat., Dec 21 Oak Harbor, * Tournament

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Girls Basketball Last week’s results

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Location Sat., Jan 4 Everett Classic Jackson HS Junior Varsity Winter Break - No matches scheduled

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South Whidbey Falcons Boys Basketball Last week’s results

Varsity Tue., Dec 17 Coupeville, 42 South Whidbey, 27 Junior Varsity Tue., Dec 17 Coupeville, 24 South Whidbey, 28

Upcoming Schedule Varsity Opponent Fri., Jan 3 LaConner Junior Varsity

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Complete schedules, scores and directions can be found at www.wescoathletics.com

Varsity Tue., Dec 17 South Whidbey, 67 Coupeville, 53 Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey, 59 LaConner, 61 Junior Varsity Tue., Dec 17 South Whidbey, 64 Coupeville, 25 Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey, 56 LaConner, 45

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Chicken Little And the Astrologer By Wesley Hallock

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Dear Caution and Hope, Between you runs a strong competitive energy that is now manifesting as a magnetic sexual current. Later, that same magnetism will likely be experienced by one or both of you as a struggle for dominance.  

Dear Astrologer, I love your column! Your light but sophisticated approach to astrology resonates with me, because I don’t do dark and heavy very well. My motto is, “Give me laughs, or don’t talk to me!”

The relationship chart shows one of you wants to control the direction of the relationship, rather than let it evolve gracefully along its own course. This control issue alone would be divisive enough to end the relationship. In combination with the struggle for dominance, it would prove disastrous.

So you will understand my dismay that Vedic astrology puts my Sun and rising sign in Scorpio! Yikes! Scorpio is not me. No, no. I don’t like detective stories, I don’t read murder novels and I don’t own a stitch of black clothing. I can’t even handle Halloween. So I’m quite sure I don’t have a Scorpio bone in my body. Do I? Am I missing something? Please explain the Vedic view of me. 

It does not help that the flow of your Moon energies is reversed. The flow should be from the dominant partner to the receptive. When it is not, as in your case, both partners eventually end up feeling frustrated, drained and exhausted. This triggers blame, raising the dominance issue, which ignites the control issue. You get the picture.

Happy in Sagittarius Born November 30, 1971, at 2:11 P.M. in Elyria, Ohio  Dear Happy in Sagittarius, Vedic astrologers of India have haggled for a century over where to pin the tail on the zodiac donkey. Growing numbers of them are adopting the Earth-centered zodiac of the West. The result is a sort of astrological détente, in which planets such as your Sun and Mercury are freed of their unjust imprisonment in foreign signs. You have four planets in Sagittarius, happily, and nothing in Scorpio. That is the new Vedic view of you. Enough said.  Dear Astrologer, 2013 was supposed to be the Chinese Year of the Snake. As far as I’m concerned, you can forget that. I will always remember 2013 as the Year of The Children Coming Home to Mother. Since my children all have children, I’m full up and cramped for space. Oh, and the dogs. Mustn’t forget the dogs. It’s been crazy, let me tell you. This could also be the Year of the Dog Fight or the Year Granny Learned the Twerk. Oh my. What is the outlook for me in the coming year? I hope it is an improvement over the year now ending. One Exhausted Grandma Born March 17, 1955, at 8:16 A.M. in Anaheim, California  Dear Exhausted Grandma, You did not reveal the nature of the wind that blew your brood back into the nest, dogs and all. More than likely it was financial. In that case, expect more of the same, for that same ill wind is still blowing. The smart money has been waiting since the crash of 2008 for the other penny loafer to drop, and the astrology says the most likely time for it to hit is in the first quarter of 2014. Is that Chicken Little talking? Perhaps. She insists on reminding me that she was right in 2008. You may take comfort in the fact that the presence of your brood is the surest sign that you are exactly on your path. You are surrounded by relatives in difficulty because you are a fighter and a fixer. By your example they are learning valuable life lessons. And you from them. You may be the only senior on your block doing the Twerk. Dear Astrologer, I had my heart broken last year when a long relationship that I thought would be forever came to an end. I learned the hard way that nothing is forever.

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We know from using online calculators that we are astrologically compatible. What we would like from you, please, is the human insights a computer cannot give us. What is the most important thing you can say about us as a couple?

C-Team Sat., Dec 21 South Whidbey, 55 LaConner, 34

Now, wonder of wonders, the prospect of a new love has come into my life. She is younger than me, but we agree on many things. To quote a movie line from The Matrix, my new partner “took the red pill” long ago. Still, I want reassurance, before things progress too far, that I’m not setting myself up for more pain.

Best for you both would be to discuss these issues and agree to explore your partnership consciously to see if you can work things through.  Dear Astrologer, I am giving up on Mr. Hope and Change. I think everyone knows who I mean. Five years into his presidency and not a promise kept. I’ve ripped his campaign sticker off the bumper of my car. From this moment forward, I am a political atheist. I’m pinning my hopes for change on myself, beginning with a well-chosen New Year’s resolution. I would like your help in setting a goal for myself to realize in 2014. What do you see as my highest potential and how may I achieve it? Thank You. Wanting More from Life Born January 12, 1980 at 5:49 P.M. in Yakima, Washington Dear Wanting More from Life, So serious, Mr. Capricorn! Humor is not your highest potential, but it is what you most need now.  Your birth chart, more than most I see, links inspiration with action. You have charisma on your side, plus drive and determination. You have wit, clear insight and the competitive drive to acquire new skills as necessary. With so much going for you, it may seem curious to some that you should ask anyone’s help with a simple New Year’s resolution.  The reason you need help making a resolution, and the reason you have not achieved the greatness of your potential is the same: You do not believe in yourself. You feel that you harbor some debilitating personal shame that you must change to make yourself worthy of your desires. That is simply not true.  What is shame? It is the silent voice telling you that you are too big, too small, too dumb, too different or too unlovable to succeed. It’s the critic I call the inner Chicken Little. Whenever thoughts of “I can’t” appear, justified with fearful reasons why and warnings that the sky will fall if you dare try, it’s her. In 2014, make it your daily goal to believe in yourself. When self doubts arise, know that it’s only your silly Chicken again and laugh the doubt away. You can do anything you believe, if you believe long enough.  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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stiLL tALking By Eileen Brown

it’s mysterious and more than a little frightening, the unexplained deaths of starfish. abbie Martin of Coupeville reports seeing a row of starfish on the Coupeville beach at penn Cove neatly arranged as though placed on the shore by hand. after discussion and internet searches over coffee with several former colleagues, the women all agree it must be a larger problem. Biologists have been collecting samples up and down the pacific Coast and are considering the disease might be a bacterial infection in the water, sort of like a common cold spreading through a certain species of starfish populations in certain areas. they are not discounting any possibility, including radiation from the Japanese nuclear reactor debris that has come ashore in the u.s. Marine biologists want to learn what is making these particular starfish “melt” and eventually fall apart. the condition is caused by either a virus, bacteria or pollutant and is contagious. the die-off of the marine invertebrates is widespread from the California coast to the Canadian coast. the plot thickens. this is one mystery we should all be concerned with. Along Pioneer Way otherwise seaworthy u.s. navy sailors feeling right at home around oak Harbor recently were awFC (naval aircrewman Mechanic) steve warner of new Berlin, wisc., awV (avionics) Joseph slone of Jacksonville and awFCs (Flight engineer) Dustin kuers. i took the opportunity of welcoming them to our fair island while they breakfasted at angelo’s Caffe on se pioneer way. proprietress kathy Collantes fussed about them like a mother hen but i wanted to know, “why the layover?” “it was a prop leak,” said warner. “we were transiting through and a light went on. we were scheduled to come here anyway but now we are waiting a few more days.” the trio had accommodations at the navy lodge until the aircraft was cleared to fly again. warner was stationed here with Vp-1 from 2002 to 2006. talk about a lucky break, he looked forward to a chance to finally meet kara o’Conner in seattle, one of his five sisters. “pretty neat,” he said.

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yes, it’s nice how that worked out. a good breakfast is the best way to start your day along historic pioneer way. I’ve done it again are you like me, always pleased to receive holiday greetings from loved ones and especially friends from the past, but guilty of procrastination when it comes to mailing out your own? i confess to dragging my feet, even though i have a good supply of cards to use. Many were bought after Christmas at a reduced price, and must have given me at least the feeling that i was participating in the annual ritual. i confirmed this week when going through an assorted stack of cards not yet sent (bought over a period of several years) that i used two or three cards and put the box back in the closet. My intentions were good, but that doesn’t count when you have no follow through.

i will get cards out to my cousins sandy in Virginia, Donna in illinois and Dan in Florida (because i don’t call them often enough), as well as my sister-in-law t.J. in arkansas. i have wonderful friends on whidbey island, some of them i see regularly, and others i wish i did see more often. they will get cards for sure. well, i hope. that’s about a dozen cards out of my closet supply. i hate to waste them but i don’t want to send them the same card next year. the only way to avoid this is to buy more cards on sale after Christmas and toss those i have been stockpiling. to those reading this who are not on any mailing list and miss getting real mail, i ask that you consider yourself on my list of “important to send.” you will not get a stamped envelope with my handwriting saying “Hurry, santa!” nor will you get a card with a picture of a dog that looks a lot like our late family dog lenny. you will get, fresh from this page, my wishes for your health and happiness. you can get by with less money or a better car, but those two are the biggies. oh, yes, don’t forget to keep Christmas in your heart. Flannel pajamas i cannot wait until Christmas to peek inside a present or give a gift. in fact, that refusal to be adult and wait has gotten me into trouble over the years. “you ruined it,” would come the complaint. But you don’t understand where i’m coming from in giving the gift a wee bit early. when i was a girl growing up at st. Mary’s outside Chicago, Christmas was observed with extra services in the chapel but no presents. all the girls and boys would have to play with the dolly with only one eye and the car without wheels another year. Just as bath time was over and beds were being turned down in Mercy Hall, dormitory for the littlest girls – from 4 to 6 – children were handed a new pair of flannel pajamas. we must have been a sight, dressing in them for bed that night, like so many plaid robots in the stiff, as yet unwashed pj’s. the children learned the women of the american legion in Desplaines made them and as an adult, i can appreciate the hours of work this involved. they had to make pj’s for over 200 girls. i was determined to find the right pair of flannel pajamas for a special family member this year. they are perfect and i did not withhold them until Christmas. Have you seen the nighttime temperatures? one simply must have warm pajamas with sock monkeys on them. and that’s all i can say without naming names. i hope you remembered the kids this year with a gift they can hold and wonder about. “who made this?” “where did this come from?” “why was it selected for me?” not everyone can afford tablets and the hot new phones. Can’t sew pajamas? i bet you can make a flannel pillowcase. Just think of that special girl or boy snuggling into bed, perhaps with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads. Since I will not be collecting from the Mega Millions jackpot and must continue to work like the rest of the masses, I will be waiting to hear from you on what you’d do if you won the biggest lottery ever. Just write to me at stilltalking2009@ yahoo.com.

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Letters to the Editor Editor, I want to compliment you on the cover for the December 19-25, 2013 edition of Whidbey Weekly. It caught and kept my attention with an appropriate and tasteful celebration of Christmas! Not only will I peruse the entire edition, but I will keep my eye out for the publication in the future. Merry Christmas, Ron Lawler, Oak Harbor

2014 Whidbey Island Polar Bear Dive Start the New Year with a splash! Join a fun-loving crowd of jumpers for a bone-chilling dive into 2014 at Double Bluff Beach on New Year’s Day. Registration opens at 10:30am with the jump taking place at 12:00pm. The $15 registration fee includes an official event t-shirt (while supplies last) and hot drinks. The proceeds benefit the Island County 4-H Teen Leadership Program. Receive $5 off your registration fee by bringing a bag of canned food for The Good Cheer Food Bank. For more information, call (360)221-5484. [Submitted by Jon Gabelein]

5k Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge On Wednesday, January 1, start the New Year off right by participating in the 5k Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge. Sponsored by Flyers Restaurant and Brewery and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the 5k run, walk or crawl begins and ends at the Windjammer Park lagoon in Oak Harbor. The 5k starts at 11:00am and the polar bear plunge is at 12:00pm. Please arrive early for signing of waivers. Parent or guardian signatures are required for participants under 18 years of age. You have a choice of participating in one or both events. There will be two heated changing tents, coffee, hot chocolate, and hot cider for all who come. Please remember to bring dry clothes and a towel. The event is free, however, canned food or cash donations for the North Whidbey Help House will be collected and greatly appreciated. Volunteers are also needed and can contact Melissa at (360)929-2489. For more information, call the Oak Harbor Chamber office at (360)675-3755. [Submitted by Jason Tritt]

Resumption of Flight Operations at OLF Coupeville Naval Air Station Whidbey Island plans to resume flight operations at Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville in January 2014. Residents living in Coupeville and around the OLF should anticipate an increase in jet noise due to pilots conducting FCLP in preparation for combat deployments around the world. The FCLP tempo is driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and predeployment carrier EA-6B Prowler and EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also fluctuate due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements. The Navy makes every effort to balance the impact on the communities that support our military with required training that ensures the safe performance of the mission. EA-6B and EA-18G Flight operations for both Ault Field and OLF Coupeville are planned to be consistent with the 2005 Environmental Assessment for the EA-18G with annual operations projected at 6,120 flight operations at OLF Coupeville. Flight schedules for OLF Coupeville will continue to be released weekly for community planning purposes. Comments, including noise

complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s new comment line at (360)257-6665, or via e-mail: comments.NASWI@navy.mil. All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360)2572286.

the many small shops in town. Also, stop by Callahan’s Firehouse on Second Street and blow your own glass piece and see how the floats were created.

[Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

For more information, contact Langley Main Street Association at (360)929-9333 or mainstreet@whidbey.com. You can also “like” Langley Main Street on Facebook.

VFW Announces Post 7392 Voice of Democracy Essay Contest Winners

For more information on the artist, please contact Callahan at (360)221-1242 or visit www.callahansfirehouse.com

Cecil Pierce, Commander of Oak Harbor VFW Post 7392, is pleased to announce that Jahleel Vester, a 12th grade student at Oak Harbor High School (OHHS), is the VFW Post’s firstplace winner of the 2013-2014 Voice of Democracy essay contest. The second place winner is Meredith Bain a 9th grade student also at OHHS. The third place winner is Lydia Dailey an 11th grade student at North Whidbey Christian High School. The winning entry was sponsored by VFW Post 7392 and Ladies Auxiliary in Oak Harbor, WA, and forwarded to the VFW District level for competition there. The essays were written and recorded based on this year’s theme, “Why I’m Optimistic About Our Nation’s Future.”

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The Voice of Democracy recorded essay contest is a worldwide competition that gives students in grades 9 thru 12 the opportunity to write and record a 3-5 minute theme-based essay expressing their views on our nation’s future. Prizes and scholarships are awarded at the local, district, state and national level. Department (state) winners receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., March 1-5, 2014, to tour the city, meet our nation’s leaders, be honored by the VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary, and receive their portion of $152,000 in national awards, the top scholarship being $30,000. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is a nonprofit veterans’ service organization composed of combat veterans and eligible military service members from the active, Guard and Reserve forces. Founded in 1899 and chartered by Congress in 1936, the VFW is the nation’s largest organization of war veterans and its oldest major veterans’ organization. With nearly 2 million VFW and Auxiliary members located in more than 7,000 Posts worldwide, “No One Does More For Veterans.” The VFW and its Auxiliaries are dedicated to veterans’ service, legislative advocacy, and military and community service programs worldwide. For more information or to join, visit www.vfw.org. [Submitted by Bill Frost, VFW Post 7392]

Hunt for Glass Sea Floats at Seaside Langley Langley Main Street Association and Callahan’s Firehouse in Langley invite everyone to start off the New Year with a treasure hunt. The Sea Float Scramble will be held at Langley’s Seawall Park off First Street on Saturday, January 4 at 11:00am. Glass artist Callahan McVay has created oneof-a-kind glass sea floats that will be hidden near Langley’s waterfront. People are invited to scramble for one once the ribbon is dropped. It’s fun for all ages and the event is free. You may go home with your own glass treasure. All sea floats will be hidden in plain sight, no digging necessary. You can see the glass floats in front of Callahan’s Fire House. Enter the contest to guess the correct number of floats on display and win half the entry fee money collected. Each entry costs $1. The other half of the entry fees will be donated to the South Whidbey High School Art Program. Second prize will be a $100 gift certificate to Callahan’s Fire House. Third price is a free entrée at The Braeburn. The winners will be announced at the Sea Float Scramble. After the scramble, participants are invited to enjoy Langley, have lunch at one of the award winning restaurants, visit the new bakery, or warm up with tea, coffee or cocoa and peruse

SnowRider Ski & Board Bus Rolls January 4 The season for snow play is here, and SnowRider is your ride to the mountains. Head up to Steven’s Pass for 8 excellent Saturdays (January 4 – February 22) of skiing & boarding with new and old friends. This long standing program focuses on safety, providing chartered buses with drivers experienced in winter driving conditions, and fun chaperones. Adults & youth 10+ years are welcome on the bus. SnowRider is expecting to reach capacity again this year, and priority is given to full-season riders, so register now. The fee includes your seat on the bus, ferry fare & gas. Discount group-rate lift tickets & lessons are additional. Leave the driving to the experienced drivers and get to Stevens pass the easy way. Some of the benefits of traveling with SnowRider are: Turn a three hour drive into a three hour nap. Safe transportation on a luxury coach, restroom equipped. Save on ferry fees & gas. Save big with discount group lift tickets ($18 off regular rates) and lesson packages ($31-$51 off regular rates). Meet new friends to ski/ride with. The bus passes through Coupeville, Clinton, Mukilteo, and Everett. To reserve your spot on the bus, register at South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District www.swparks.org or call (360)221-6788 for more information. [Submitted by Carrie Monforte, South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District]

Mt. Baker Winter Ride Program Deadline Approaching Do you have a Middle or High School student that is interested in Skiing or Snowboarding? Are you interested in discounted lessons for your child? Do you want safe and reliable transportation for your child to and from the mountain? Look no further, as the Mt. Baker Winter Ride Program is here to help. The Oak Harbor snow bus is available to all middle and high school students from beginner to advanced skill level. The bus starts on Saturday, January 11 and runs for 8 consecutive weeks. The cost is only $150 for 8 weeks of transportation with reduced rates on lessons, rentals and lift tickets. The deadline to sign up is January 2, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to register, contact Alan at (360)632-3461, 2abcd@comcast.net or Lori at (360)544-4107, lorih1999@gmail.com. Visit the Mt. Baker website http://winterride.mtbaker.us/index.php/ find-your-area/oak-ha1/ for a complete price list. Don’t let your child miss out on all the fun. [Submitted by Justin Christensen]

1776 premiered on Broadway in 1969, and ran for 1,217 performances. The production was nominated for five Tony® Awards and won three, including the Award for Best Musical. It was made into a film of the same name in 1972 and was revived on Broadway in 1997 where it won 2 more Tony®Awards. Auditions are at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 11 and 6:00pm on Sunday, January 12 in the Star Studio of the Whidbey Playhouse at 730 SE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. All roles are available for this musical which will be on stage throughout the month of April. Cast includes: 23 men (teens to 70’s) and 2 women (18 to 50). All main characters will have strong solos. Other cast may or may not sing solos, have lines and/or waltz and gavotte, but there is no “chorus” in this production. For more information regarding roles and the audition process, visit the auditions page of the Whidbey Playhouse at http://www.whidbeyplayhouse.com/auditions.html Tickets for 1776 will go on sale in March with all seats $18. Discounts for groups of 10 or more will be available. Contact the Playhouse box office at (360)679-2237 or visit www.whidbeyplayhouse.com for more information. [Submitted by The Whidbey Playhouse]

McIntyre Hall Offers an Arts Alive! Family Series of Interactive Workshops for Youth Engage in the artistic process and cultivate an appreciation of the performing arts through this series of interactive workshops. Each workshop focuses on a different performing arts discipline: dance, theater, and music. Attend one or all three – space is limited and FREE tickets are required. I Like to Move it! Workshop – Sunday, January 19, 1:00pm Learn about dance and movement through an exploration of classical and contemporary dance. John Bishop - Artistic Director and artists of the Northwest Ballet Theatre will lead the class. Participants will learn basic dance steps, creative movement, and emotional expression and perform a dance by the end of the session. Let’s Play Workshop – Sunday, February, 9, 1:00pm Explore the world of theater through a variety of theater games and improvisational exercises. Students will have the opportunity to get on the McIntyre Hall stage and learn about acting and theater. Philip Prudhomme, from the Anacortes Community Theater, will lead the class. Global Rhythms Workshop – Sunday, February 23, 1:00pm Discover music and basic music concepts through global rhythms. Drummer Mary Ellen Hodges leads this interactive workshop by engaging students in making music with drums, shakers, and other instruments. Recommended for Ages 6 - 12 ~ The workshops will run approximately 70 minutes. No previous experience necessary. Parents are invited to observe. Space is limited. FREE tickets are required and available through the McIntyre Hall Box Office, (360)416-7727 ext. 2 or online at www.mcintyrehall.org. The Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:00pm to 4:00pm. McIntyre Hall is located on the Mount Vernon Campus of Skagit Valley College. These programs are supported, in part, by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (now also known as “ArtsWA”) and the Nation Endowment of the Arts.

The Whidbey Playhouse Announces Auditions for 1776

[Submitted by Liz Mangini, McIntyre Hall]

The Whidbey Playhouse will be holding auditions for the musical 1776 on Saturday and Sunday, January 11 and 12. This completely compelling and Tony® Award winning look at American history vibrantly recaps the time leading up to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The Founding Fathers’ struggle for agreement thrills with drama, comedy, and

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Having tired of holiday hot dogs, yesterday i decided to stretch the budget and belly for a package of Johnsonville Brats. these sheboygan Falls, wisconsin based blends of (insert your fave chemicals here) include Hot & spicy Brats, Cheddar Cheese Brats, Beer Brats, Chorizo Brats, and irish o’garlic links. the word Bratwurst has always troubled me. using the long a in Brat, followed by a space before Wurst, and the words spoken sound like a hall monitor yelling to a kid at recess.

LocaLLy operated. tourists running in the front door to ask Joe, ann, and kathy for priority mail air boxes. purpose – to send boxes full of free air, sent airmail, of course, back home. the thrift stores would be packed with people wanting to buy items from Freeland, the Free air Capital of the northwest. we are always testing the water around here, but what about the air? Being that i have a really good, deviated septum free nose, i drove around Freeland, parked my truck, and smelled the air. the results were surprising. with the tide out, sunlight Beach was just a bit short of breath taking. it was more like breath interrupting.

Credit cards, not surgeries.

why was Bratwurst not called Bratbest?

parked in the lot of China City, my stomach began to rumble to the sweet scent of soy and kung pao. Fortunately, with the sound of the Highway 525 traffic, the only folks who could hear me rumble were the cigarette smokers.

next thing you know we will find out these organic oxygen bars at airports are really just filled with regular air.

those not within 25 feet of the building.

Speaking with Air Having just mentioned “air” really reminds me how much i depend upon air.

over by Freeland liquor, those folks without medical cards can park near the dispensary and hope the wind kicks in when the front door is opened.

i don’t know about you, but having air may be more important to me than my Merle Haggard collection.

Breathing in the parking lot of skagit Country store is also fun as one can distinguish the sounds of nichols Brothers from the smells of cattle feed, dog chow, pressed logs, and beautiful winter plants.

as a kid, i took air for granted. it seemed to be everywhere i went, even if i fell on the school fence, knocking my breath out, while trying to be a low wire balancing act at recess. air was always needed at our high school track meets. i always envied the longer legged, and taller quarter milers who seemed to get their fresh air first. i tried to breathe once like a 6-foot, 5-inch, 440yard sprinter from Meadville, pennsylvania. For every one stride of his, i took three. He breathed rhythmically, like a highballing Frisco locomotive from lepanto, arkansas to thayer, Missouri. somewhere in his breaths, he would go another ten yards in a milli-second. no wonder i live in a caboose today. still the last one to get there.

if my friend does not have a lung transplant soon, he may not enjoy a full season of west Virginia Mountaineer football in 2014. His lungs, heavily scarred from growing up in the coal-mined hills of west Virginia, plus smoking cigars and cigarettes in the navy, law school, and corporate america, are toast. nobody told us smoking was bad when we had “smokers” in college to woo the new frat boys into our secondary smoke splendor. i remember the trays filled with winston’s, Marlboro’s, salem’s, and kool’s. trays of filtered cigarettes on every table in the fraternity living room, television room, and rebel room. i may have to write a book to tell you what went on in the rebel room. suffice it to say, many of the boys seldom came up for air. the cost of a lung transplant, even with the greatest insurance known to the unknown, must almost take the breath out of the beholder. what would i do? How much more breathing do we all have? what am i doing with the breathing that i do have? is this wood stove next to me helping me breathe better? How about the mold in my back room? is there a reason the smell of restaurant table cleaning solutions bothers me? some folks have a nose for the news. some folks have a nose for betting the ponies. My nose, although it does seem to be growing into our grandpa’s size, still enjoys breathing. as the year comes to a close, may we all take a deep breath now and then to remind ourselves what a wonderful world we have in which to breathe. what a wonderful island we have on which to breathe free air, ocean-breezed, heavily tree’d, free air.

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yes, breathing in Freeland is a joy. so many areas. so many blends.

there may be no better breathing area than the areas surrounding the Freeland library parking lot. with the nearby south whidbey Clinic, the offices of naturopaths Dr. robert and Dr. Hans Jangaard, local dentist extraordinaire Dr. David goodwin, and llynyna’s, one can serenely depict not only secondary pharmaceutical pheromones, but also the refreshing tinctures of natural herbs and spices, Chinese cough syrups and novocain. the bottom line is the wisdom surrounding the Freeland library, as well as the wisdom contained within, makes for some of the most inspired breathing of all. all together now, BreatHe in, BreatHe out, BreatHe in, BreatHe out. then there was the joke that was told back when president Clinton admitted to smoking pot, later clarifying his smoking by saying he had never inhaled any of the smoke. “Did you hear Clinton never inhaled? yep, that’s what he said. never inhaled a drop. Did you hear about gov. Jerry Brown, down there in California? He admitted to smoking pot. word has it that not only did he inhale, he most likely never exhaled.” Art for Richard’s Sake often we hear the expression, “art for art’s sake“, without really knowing what it means. who’s art? Beginning January 3rd, at the historic Bayview Cash store, the zaniness and brilliance of richard evans will be on display, with art for everyone’s sake. entitled near-eartH oBJeCts ~ a space museum ~an exhibition of Mixed-media installations by richard evans, this special exhibition chronicles the life of space explorer Commander Dexter t. rose, Jr. – an astronaut working under the authority of the national Bureau of international Bureaus. Commander rose, a fictional character created by artist richard evans, is represented in a mixed media “museum” presentation where the line between reality and fantasy is at times blurred, if not invisible. rose’s mission to seek out solar winds and nondenominational gases in uncharted space ended prematurely when he was blown off-course by a fractured nano-gasket. Commander rose was last heard from aboard the Fracking rover enigma as he approached Clever Dwarf Four.” we will not give away the rest of the paradigm lest you think you will not be able to understand the bifurcations of evans’ creativity. those of us who have known him since his release are of the utmost proudness for his behavior and zipcodeness. Bayview Corner is a great place to hang out, hang in, and hang on. lots of fun places to explore. start your new year with a chuckle and some awe. Come see richard evans’ unrestricted, unplugged and unparalleled mind on display.

Free Air in Freeland (except at gas stations) i can see the neon signs blinking now.

autographed pieces of beef jerky will be given out to the first thirty people who appear at the 6pM8pM, Friday, January 3rd opening reception singing the fight song of richard and Jo’s high school in akron.

tour buses unloading by the Freeland post office.

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Driving back toward the useless Bay Colony, there was more of the smell of money and plastic.

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

workshop. Limited space, so please register in advance to secure a spot. For ages 7 and up.

VFW Sunday Breakfast

Charlie the Noiseguy presents a show full of impressions, where kids and their families will laugh and learn to make noise and voice imitations, and how to put them into reading, writing, speech and PRANKS! You won’t believe your ears.

Sunday, December 29, 10:00am-12:00pm VFW Post 7392, Oak Harbor The breakfast features pancakes, eggs, hash browns, breakfast meats, and biscuits-ngravy. Breakfast proceeds benefit local VFW Post 7392, including veterans’ assistance and community service programs. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for seniors and children. A “Chicken Fried Steak” breakfast is available for $9. For more information, call (360)675-4048 or visit http://www. vfwpost7392.org.

Live Music: “Knee Deep” Band Tuesday, December 31, see times below VFW Post 7392, Oak Harbor Tickets are now available and include: Prime Rib dinner, live music and dancing, champagne, and breakfast. Tickets are $30 per person, $55 per couple or $15 for the show only. Door opens at 6:00pm, dinner begins at 7:00pm and the band starts at 8:30pm. For more information, call Laurie at (360)675-4430.

5k Resolution Run & Polar Bear Plunge Wednesday, January 1, 11:00am Windjammer Park lagoon, Oak Harbor Free

Charlie Williams Presents “The Mimic Clinic” Monday, December 30, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library

Downloading Free eBooks 101: Kindle Basics Friday, January 3, 9:00am Clinton Library Learn how to download free eBooks from the Sno-Isle Libraries website to your Kindle. Space is limited. Register for this free class online or by phone. Downloading Free eBooks 101: iPhone and iPad Basics Friday, January 3, 10:00am Clinton Library Learn how to download free eBooks from the Sno-Isle Libraries website to your iPhone or iPad. Space is limited. Register for this free class online or by phone.

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.

The 5k run, walk or crawl starts at 11:00am the polar bear plunge is at 12:00pm. Please arrive early for signing of waivers. Parent or guardian signatures required for participants under 18 years of age. You have a choice of participating in one or both events. There will be two heated changing tents, coffee, hot chocolate, and hot cider for all who come. Please remember to bring dry clothes and a towel. Canned food or cash donations for the North Whidbey Help House will be appreciated. For more information, call the Oak Harbor Chamber office at (360)675-3755.

Tingstad and Rumbel Concert Saturday, January 4, 7:30pm Tickets: $22

Polar Bear Plunge

Prayer Group

Wednesday, January 1, 12:00pm Double Bluff Beach, Freeland

For the past 28 years, Grammy Award winning artists, Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have been home for the holidays, creating a longstanding tradition with Northwest families. Join them as their holiday presence illuminates the enduring spirit of the season with the gift of music. Partial proceeds to benefit the United Langley Methodist Church.

Religious Services Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley

Start the new year with a splash! Join a fun-loving crowd of jumpers for a bone-chilling dive into 2014. $15 fee includes event shirt (while supplies last), hot drinks and benefits 4-H Teen Ambassadors. Swim at your own risk; no lifeguard on duty. Registration begins at 10:30am. Double Bluff Beach is located at 6325 Double Bluff Road.

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.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events

Pastor Jansen Onggao

See schedule below Cost: Free Keep the Creativity Flowing: For New and Experienced Artists Friday, December 27, 10:00am Freeland Library Join other local artists to participate in informal sharing, discussion and creation of your artwork. Take advantage of the group energy for inspiration and new ideas. Tears of Joy Theatre Presents: The Mantis and the Moon Friday, December 27, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Proud mantis declares he will capture the moon and ride on top of it so he can look down on all of the animals that make fun of him, but he learns the ultimate lesson that the love in his life is more important than his pride. Animation with Lukas Allenbaugh Saturday, December 28, 12:00pm & 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Use stop-motion animation to create your own movie with LEGO® or clay in this two hour

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

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

Galleries and Art Shows Featured Artist: Kelly Kellogg

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. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeylocal.com.

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Dan’s Classic Ballroom & Moonlight Dance Cruises

Friday, January 10, 3:30pm Freeland Library, Freeland

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.

Come hear a summary of the currant topics presented at the Gluten-Free Health & Wellness Conference. Also, bring any questions you have.

Understanding Adolescence: Navigating the Middle School Years

Meet the Artist: Sundays, January 5 & 19, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Fine Art photographer Kelly Kellogg has more than 20 years experience capturing the scenic wonders of the Pacific Northwest. Kelly uses a variety of camera formats and photographic techniques in his art, bringing composition, exposure, and light together in an interesting way.

Meetings and Organizations Gluten Intolerant Meeting

Relay for Life Kick-Off Event Wednesday, January 15, 6:30pm-8:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor For more information, email relaywhidbey@ gmail.com or visit relayforlifeofwhidbeyisland. org.

Al-Anon Every Wednesday, 9:30am-10:30am 432 2nd St., Langley

Tuesday, January 7, 6:30pm Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton An evening with renowned speaker, lecturer and pediatrician, Johanna Steegmans. Learn how to understand and support the unfurling Adolescent. Whidbey Island Waldorf School is located at 6335 Old Pietila Road. For more information, go to www.wiws.org. RSVP: enrollment@whidbey.com.

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ACross 1. threadbare clothing 5. Become friendlier 9. amorphous mass 13. Various forms of the same speech sounds 16. ___ lamp 17. Mediterranean plants with large edible flower heads (2 wds) 19. Mac 20. a.t.M. need 21. Drill bits 22. kuwaiti, e.g. 24. throughout (music) 27. ed.’s request (acronym) 28. arctic 30. toni Morrison’s “___ Baby” 31. Big east team 32. e or g, e.g. 34. surface of a ship’s hull above water 37. Container with historical records for future discovery (2 wds) 39. afflicted with oxygen-deficient blood 41. “___ say!” (contraction) 42. norse god of mischief 43. ___ Deluise, actor

45. Dead, as an engine 49. arthur godfrey played it 50. innocent 53. Doctor who villainess, with “the” 54. yogi’s sidekick 56. Cal. col. 58. “Concentration” pronoun 59. tried by military law (2 wds) 63. the “a” of aBM 64. at some time later 65. gift on “the Bachelor” 66. new newts 67. Blanched doWn 1. Hodgepodge 2. attraction 3. worldwide 4. Blubber 5. Massenet opera 6. stinger 7. amazon, e.g. 8. Chinese dynasty from a.D. 386-556 9. write a shared online journal 10. along an inland body of water 11. pigged out 12. Hounds 14. Dash

15. Cicatrix 18. Cast 23. Very brief bathing suit 25. one who accepts charges 26. support, with “up” 29. audition tape 31. Means of support 33. “absolutely!” 35. telekinesis, e.g. 36. Brood sullenly 37. prepared foods intended to be eaten elsewhere 38. Formally surrender 39. train’s lounge area (2 wds) 40. lennon’s second wife (2 wds) 44. Cautioned against doing (contraction) 46. spanish dish 47. sick 48. Mottle-colored t-shirt 50. Bunk 51. “where the heart is” 52. entices 55. Cheese on crackers 57. ___ cross 60. “___ Maria” 61. Call, as a game 62. Drink from a dish Answers on page 11

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THURSDAY, December 12 11:20am, Midvale Rd. requesting contact at location so someone can explain to his wife why car insurance is so important.

3:07pm, Holst Rd. Caller advising she can hear a large animal in the barn but didn’t see it. Can hear a lot of shuffling. thinks an animal maybe be caught in one of the stalls.

FRIDAY, December 13 12:25pm, NE Ernst St. requesting phone call referencing possible phone scam involving american Federation of police families based out of Florida.

4:07pm, SW Bowmer St. Caller received mail stating he won a large sum of money. Believes it to be a scam. Caller didn’t give them any money, just wanted to report that he received it.

4:43pm, SW Erie St. reporting male customer in the store near electronics gets in caller’s face every time he’s in the store. Did again just before the call. Caller wants him trespassed. unknown name for him.

9:11pm, NE Koetje St. requesting an officer to come and lock up building and turn on security system. per caller, they are supposed to be doing this every night this for them.

8:52pm, NE 7th Ave. Caller advising he’s locked inside the cinema. Believes he’s in the back of the building. Caller stated his building connects to the movie theater and he saw someone upstairs so went up there then the door closed and there’s no way out. SATURDAY, December 14 8:48am, SW Barlow St. Caller requesting contact referencing clothing donation box overflowing and strewn about. ongoing problem. Caller requesting citations issued because the donation company has not been picking up.

TUESDAY, December 17 8:05am, SW 14th Ct. reporting male subject walks dogs past location. subject yelling profanities and other sayings. Male last seen heading up sw Barrington Dr. from sw Fairhaven Dr. 9:29am, SW Erie St. Female, black pants, white sweater, crawling in the blue donation bin in albertsons parking lot out by sw erie where the recycle and donation bins sit. 9:49am, Strawberry Point Rd. elk has damaged yard again. Feels elk is being aggressive in destroying property. Caller is not at home.

4:42pm, SW Erie St. reporting customer at register 9 seems to be intoxicated. not making any sense, trying to make purchase. they have a spanish speaking associate with him and still not able to understand.

10:06am, NW Crosby Ave. requesting contact referencing daughter using caller’s library card without her permission to check out large number of books causing caller to owe money in late charges.

4:52pm, SW Barrington Dr. reporting transient subject sitting on the corner. appears to be “very drunk.” subject was laying on the road, then next to their driveway.

12:33pm, Bakken Rd. lion seen in the backyard of location. unknown how many other animals may be there. two or more.

5:41pm, SW Erie St. Male subject passed out in the bus stop. unknown further. 6:44pm, NE O’Leary St. reporting just had an egg thrown at the house, just missed their front window. SUNDAY, December 15 3:52am, NW Crosby Ave. Caller advising of a dog barking in the area north of location. requesting check. 8:36am, NE Midway Blvd. advising female trying to get change out of one of the coin machines at the carwash. associated vehicle, older dark colored subaru. 11:10am, Bercot Rd. Vehicle hit deer. Deer lost a leg and has crawled under a tree. Vehicle did not stop. Caller is trying to see if people at this address have a gun to put the deer down. 2:32pm, SW Robertson Dr. Caller’s iCloud account was hacked into multiple times. Has already contacted apple and changed passwords but would like to make a report as well. 4:09pm, Sills Rd. subject is outside screaming. is on his own property. no threats made, yelling that “Jews are ruining his life.” MONDAY, December 16 8:39am, Fish Rd. received threatening phone call from male identifying himself as “grumpy.” stated a subject who works at location owes him money for drugs. threatened to “break legs.”

1:33pm, Deception Pass Bridge on south side in parking lot, a male is getting into scuba gear. Caller is concerned where his going to go from there. Has a tank on as well. WEDNESDAY, December 18 10:26am, SR 20 Caller advising received harassing note on door about cats left unattended. 10:39am, SR 20 Male blaring radio. when asked to turn it down he turned it up and put it on top of the soda machine. 11:25am, SE City Beach St. reporting in the parking lot, subjects have set up political signs and banners. Caller thinks the banners are inappropriate and offensive. Believes they could cause problems later with possible confrontations. reporting for info only, just thought law enforcement should know. 1:16pm, SW 11th Ct. subject going door-to-door ringing door bells asking for donations. states subject is wearing a red santa hat. 2:34pm, SR 20 requesting subject be trespassed from location. advising subject was harassing customers out front for smoking. Currently out in the area still harassing customers. 3:03pm, SR 20 Male is back at location. walking back and forth out front, heading back to store. 7:07pm, SR 20 reporting female trying to use her card at the registers, has been there for 40 ISLaNd 911

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December 26, 2013 - January 1, 2014

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LocaLLy owned.

LocaLLy operated.

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)

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. Four Michelin tires R265/60R18 (used on my Jeep Grand Cherokee). Only 18,349 miles, $200. David, (360)320-1186 (1) Portable roof rack (for cars with ‘gutters’), very secure, works

great for canoes, kayaks or just hauling plywood, etc. only $35. ongoingsale@aol.com (1)

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.

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. Don’t let your Christmas tree sit in a landfill this year! Habitat for Humanity of Island County will be accepting clean Christmas trees with a minimum of $5 donation. Both our Oak Harbor and Freeland Stores will accept trees Dec. 27 & 28 from 10am5pm. (0)

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 affiliated 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.

JoB MArket Manager/stylist wanted for busy beauty salon. Free booth rental and retail sales incentives. Send resume to hawaiiningirlie@aol. com Now hiring cook – full-time or part-time. Apply in person. Basil Café, 5603 Bayview Rd., Bayview Corner (5.45) WAIF seeks a part time Animal Care Technician to help operate the WAIF animal shelters. Duties include daily animal care and assisting the public with admitting and adopting animals, kennel cleaning and light office work. Weekend work required. Valid driver’s license, current auto insurance and registration required. Send resume and cover letter by January 7th, ATTN: Shari Bibich, WAIF, P.O. Box 1108, Coupeville, WA 98239, waifsmgr@ whidbey.net (1)

instrUMents Great Christmas gift for the person who has everything: Antique 1863 Chickering Square Grand piano. Plays great! $3,000 or best offer. Contact: mark.aleta@comcast.net for details and pictures. (1) Several good student trumpets, $250 each; One professional trumpet, $600. (360)579-2856 (1)

Lessons Happy Holidays! Gift Certificates available for a FREE guitar lesson when you purchase three. Give the gift of music!

Learn how to play guitar, all genre and styles taught, from beginners to intermediate, ALL ages welcome. Call Scott for more information, (360)6755470

eLeCtroniCs Receive email + photos without a computer or internet. HP Printing Mailbox. Easy for anyone. Stay connected to the people who matter. $75 (425)216-9073. Leave message “Hp Printer” + phone number. Freshconcepts4@yahoo.com (1)

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 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 Wall unit for queen size bed. Cupboards & drawers on each side. Mirror and lights. 117” wide by 78” high. $100. Freeland (360)331-1688 (0)

Ansonia mini-grandfather clock, handmade 1993. 5-ft tall, solid cherry with beveled glass and brass windows. $400. (360)320-0248 (1) Galvanized Wash Tub, $35. Wood coat rack w/ 4 pegs (and hearts), $5. Framed signed watercolors, reduced to sell, 2-$25. Unframed signed watercolors, reduced to sell, 2-$20. ongoingsale@aol.com (1)

LAWn And gArden Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 10-foot strips, $10 each. Call (360)678-1167

ChiLdren’s Corner Full-sized crib, natural wood color, $40; 4-sided pink gingham checked bumper guards including decorated headboard bumper & green gingham crib sheet, $10. Call (360)678-5071 (1) 2 toddler-sized wooden chairs decorated with hand painted wooden cutouts of a bird and bees, saying “Bee Happy” and “Home Tweet Home”, $15 each or 2 for $25. (360)678-5071 (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 (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.

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December 26, 2013 - January 1, 2014

LocaLLy owned.

LocaLLy operated. AniMALs/sUPPLies

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. Six foot Christmas tree with lights on a wheeled base with fabric cover to store, $125 OBO. Call(360)331-7713 (0) Table-top World Globe on a brass stand that spins in two directions. Each country inlayed with polished gemstones. 22”h x 13” diameter. Mint shape, $45. Call Pat (360)720-2116 (0) 20-inch Husqvarna model 61 chain saw, $95; Exercise bicycle, like new, $35; Pet porter cage, 36x24x26, $35. Phone (360)675-5545 or e-mail robag@frontier.com (0) Kenmore Dryer, $50; Wooden Quilt Rack, $12; Oak Twin size bookcase/headboard, $15. U-Haul. Ledgewood Beach, (206)412-5397 (0) Penn manual downrigger, 24 or 48” boom. Braid line Rubber snubber 9” gimbal mount (no drilling). Ready to fish, great condition, $200. (360)9693569 (0) Toyotomi Toyoset Kerosene heater. Omni 230, 23,000BTU, 950 sq. ft. of heating area, $45. Call (360)678-5071 (1) Craftsman Digital Torque wrench never used (was $80) now $50. Makita 3-3/8ths cordless saw w/ 2 rechargeable batteries and battery charger, $55. Makita Orbital Sander, Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.43)

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$30. Please email me at ongoingsale@aol.com (1)

reCreAtion 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. $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. 2 Lowe Alpine Walkabout backpacks, 2100 cu. in. Brand new, $80; used, $45. (360)678-2207 GAMO air rifle, .177-caliber, shadow sport model. 3x9 scope, as new, also auto set metal targets. $125. (360)5794643 (0)

Feeder Hay for Sale - Dry, stored in barn. $5 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. 20 bale minimum. (360)3211624 Wanted: Horse to ride. Gentle for beginner. Share cost or lease. Road and traffic safe. Will go Western. (360)279-1565 (1) Christmas Gift Idea! Two English saddles, one leather and one synthetic, with pad and girth. $75 and $125; Bridles and other miscellaneous equipment. Call for appointment, (360)6784124 (0) Wanted: Horse to ride. Gentle for beginner. Share cost or lease. Road and traffic safe. Will go Western. (360)279-1565 (0)

WAnted Hickory handle looking for single bit axe head. Normally the handle breaks but this time the axe head split. (360)6306534, Hank (0)

Free Free CPAP machine with instructions and accessories. (360)579-2856 (1)

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watch/terminals.aspx) that provides an estimate of available vehicle spaces on the vessel for an upcoming sailing. “this is just one more tool for our customers,” said David Moseley, wsDot assistant secretary, ferries division. “seeing the number of available vehicle spaces in real-time for an upcoming sailing helps our customers make an informed decision about their travel plans.” the new terminal conditions page joins wsF’s other available trip planning functions, including vessel watch (www.wsdot.com/ferries/vesselwatch/Default.aspx), terminal cameras (www. wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/vesselwatch/CameraDetail. aspx), email alerts, and best times to travel. wsF hopes this new information will help: ·inform customers of the likelihood of making their planned sailing ·lessen vehicle congestion at terminals ·encourage travel during non-peak times ·promote vehicle reservations on routes that offer reservations Ferry customers can view the number of vehicle spaces available for any terminal that collects vehicle fares. wsF calculates the approximate number of available spaces for each sailing by taking the vessel’s capacity of vehicle spaces and deducting the number of vehicle fares collected at the tollbooth. For those routes that accept vehicle reservations, they also deduct the number of vehicle reservations. Customers are encouraged to provide feedback during this pilot to wsFrealtimeFeedback@ wsdot.wa.gov. the information will be incorporated as the travel tool is refined over the next few months. [submitted by Marta Coursey, wsF Communications]

Solid Waste Advisory Committee Vacancy the island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the solid waste advisory Committee representing Camano island. the Board of County Commissioners appoints members to the solid waste advisory Committee (swaC) with no term expiration date. the swaC consists of twelve members; three from town/city government, two from waste management businesses, four community members at large and three members of island County government.

CLASSIFIED INFORMATION US Postal Mail ...................... Whidbey Weekly Classified Department PO Box 1098 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 E-Mail...............classifieds@whidbeyweekly.com Telephone .................................... (360)682-2341 Fax ............................................... (360)682-2344 PLEASE CALL WHEN YOUR ITEMS HAVE SOLD.

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.

the duties of the swaC include review of solid waste programs, processes, documents, etc., advising on solid waste policy, and active, consistent participation in swaC meetings, quarterly or as needed. implicit in duties is knowledge of materials forwarded prior to any meeting and development of familiarity with the solid waste program in general. (Comprehensive solid waste plan, Comp. Hazardous waste plan, waste reduction/recycling, Biosolids issues, educational programs and grants) once working knowledge is developed, time commitments would include quarterly or as needed meetings which last 1-3 hours and attendance at infrequent meetings/ hearings where a swaC representative is required. interested individuals should provide a letter ISLaNd 911

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minutes trying to use her card. May be under the influence, dropping things, can’t remember what she’s doing, etc. 7:59pm, SR 20 reporting female shopper at self checkout for last 1/2 hour. seems very drunk or high. still at the register. Female in black hood, black shirt, blonde shoulder length hair. THURSDAY, December 19 12:09am, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller advising possible road rage. Blue sedan being followed by maroon scion. advising sedan placed vehicle in reverse and backed into scion. Headed down Bayshore towards City Beach parks. 12:19am, SW 6th Ave. reporting aggressive resident. Had a resident to resident assault. slapping staff members and hit another resident.

of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: island County Board of Commissioners, attn: pam Dill re: solid waste advisory Committee 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 January 6, 2014. For additional information please phone (360)679-7353 or e-mail pam Dill at the above address. [submitted by pam Dill]

Local Business News Island Athletic Club Announces the 2013 Fall Fitness Challenge Winner island athletic Club proudly announces the winner of its 2013 Fall Fitness Challenge: Jessica larson of greenbank. larson, 29, completed the eight-week challenge with an impressive 21.4-pound weight loss. island athletic Club’s annual Fall Fitness Challenge links participants with the Club’s certified personal trainers, who work closely with each individual to create diet and exercise habits that result in healthy, sustainable weight loss and fitness improvements. working with iaC trainer Jane gerlach, larson shed 5.8 percentage points of body fat and reduced her waist measurement by 4.5 inches, toning her body while maintaining healthy lean muscle mass. larson’s accomplishment comes one year after she lost 27 pounds in the Club’s 2012 Challenge. Most impressive, however, is that larson maintained her weight in the ten months between the two Fall Fitness Challenges. all together, larson has lost over 47 pounds since september 2012. as 2013 champion, larson was given the option of two prizes: $300 in cash, or $600 in personal training. in a move that clearly demonstrates her commitment to health and fitness, Jessica chose the training. great job, Jessica!

Harry the Woodpecker’s Search For a Home in this new release by local authors Craig & Joy Johnson, join Harry and Harriet as they search for the perfect place to raise a family. Fly alongside these remarkable birds as they face and overcome challenges. watch the dedicated parents create a nest cavity, then care for and teach their youngsters how to forage and survive on their own. Celebrate the renewal of life with these Hairy woodpeckers. Beautifully illustrated in watercolor by Craig, this book has lots of fun, true-to-life information about woodpeckers woven into the story. Fun for all ages and a great way to introduce kids to birds they may see in their own backyard. this is the second children’s book for the Johnsons. First was The Amazing Hummingbird Story of Red Rufous. the Johnsons also created a photographic bird book, Our Pacific Northwest Birds & Habitat and a new DVD, Birds, Backyard Habitat and Beyond. their books are available at many stores on whidbey island or online at www.pugetsoundbackyardbirds.com.

2:00pm, E Whidbey Ave. reporting female walking around in neon sweatshirt & neon shoes. looks all “cracked out”. asked caller to borrow $15. now knocking on random doors. Closer to e whidbey buildings now. 2:36pm, Sills Rd. reporting subject is doing it again. yelling at the top of his lungs, racial slurs and political nonsense. advising he’s expounding. 3:23pm, SW Kimball Dr. Caller’s daughter had a friend over who stole her car. Metallic blue 4-door 2006 subaru. last seen 11pm last night. 6:07pm, Wilson Place Caller requesting contact referencing his brake lines being cut while vehicle was parked at location at night. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Pets love Sunset Caring for your pets like they are our own From tiny toys to great big boys, sunset kennel on whidbey island has been caring for your pets since 1973. in fact, our regulars call the place a “Country Club for pets.” there are good reasons why. the kennel is located on 10 park like acres with four large play yards, a four-acre off-leash area for our four-legged customers and woods with trails. the perfect place to romp and roam while your pet is away from home. Boarding accommodations include a baby “tlC room” specially designed for the comfort of a small or aging pet. it’s a sweet, warm and cozy place with soft music, comfy beds, area rugs and a private outside play area. yes, larger dogs also have their own private 22-foot suites with a private 4 foot by 4 foot bedroom with muted lighting and classical music. Cats are boarded in our private dog-free “Cat House” where each cat has its own condo to stay in. kitties are let out to play on large cat furniture and hang out on the over-sized carpeted window sills. this is the perfect place to watch the bird feeders and other wildlife on the property. sunset has a full service grooming parlor. From toe nail trims, bath and brush to fancy haircuts (for cats, too), your pet can be groomed during its stay with us! grooming parlor is open six days a week. sunset takes care of all your pets, including birds, rabbits, pot belly pigs, hamsters, ferrets, chickens and other exotics. Fish are free! sunset offers boarding, grooming, board and train, board and spoil, private walks on the beach or woods, home-cooked food, treats and more. Medications and injections are given as instructed. sunset has a private shelter for our customers in need. estate planning for your pet is available. Cathy, sunset owner, has been involved in rescue and adoptions for over 20 years. she has worked with retired racing greyhounds and was president of a large organization assisting in thousands of adoptions. she has had over 700 greyhounds in her kennel awaiting adoptions at no charge to rescue groups. Cathy has been in several movies, informative DVDs,had her story printed in many newspapers including the seattle times pi, northshore Citizen, wnt and everett Herald. she has won many awards, including an unsung hero on Q13. Cathy is active in the community supporting local organizations including Big Brothers and sisters, Boys and girls Club, 4H, north whidbey soccer association, local high schools and skagit Community College inviting work study programs. sunset works closely with military on the island and around the world. large deployment discounts encourage owners to keep their pets and help the community by helping these pets stay out of our local overcrowded shelters. Cathy and Ben live on the property adjacent to the kennel. the kennel and grounds have audio and visual cameras for extra security for your pets safety. your pets become our pets while your away caring for them as if they were our own. we promise to keep your pet in a clean, warm, safe healthy environment with fresh food and water, lots of attention, hugs and treats, if permissible. we invite you to tour our facility and meet the caring staff. no appointment required, we have an open door policy. sunset has a pet store and sells quality dog food, quality collars and leads at a reasonable price. pet taxi, airport transfers is available. Mention this article and receive special pricing for new Clients.

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Whidbey Weekly for December 26, 2013