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Now that we are back on Daylight Savings Time, my columns should make more sense. Since last November, when we all gained one hour of sleep so we could come home in the dark, my timing has been off. Some of the words I had intended to use over the last few months did not show up. They were still asleep. You may notice a few new words, up ahead, or below, with a little spring in their step. They might even jump out at you, with excitement and anticipation. In fact, there they go now. Chili Today, Hot Tamale This Friday night, at the historic Clinton Progressive Hall, I will be conducting fun for the South Whidbey Builders Association, at their annual chili feed fundraiser. If we have as much fun as we did last year, who knows, maybe we’ll have chili races, too. You know, like a three legged sack race, but with two stepping. Kr8tiv Righting Sunday afternoon, the luminaries will be gathering at 1PM, at the Coupeville Rec Hall, to share in the reading of the award winning entries by the celebrants of the Celebrate Writing Contest, sponsored annually by Whidbey Island Writers Association. Published authors in attendance to share in the award presentation include Deb Lund, Josh Kriesberg, and Yvonne Palka. If you love kids, you will love this event. This event may be too precious for words. However, there will be attempts by me in my next column to describe the joy I will surely observe this weekend, when the kids read their creations.

LocaLLy operated. they suggest keeping is the Pole Building, which is the oldest one on the grounds. We know we need to find new ways to bring in some more revenue and that means being open minded, but to expect 8 million in revenue is just crazy! The Fair Association and Board are already taking money out of a piggy bank that was never meant to pay the power bill to keep the lights on, so we know something has to be done soon. The gentleman who put this proposal together is very experienced and knowledgeable in Fairs, but from what I have seen so far, he is not knowledgeable about our Fair. I know if he were to sit down with the barn stewards, volunteers, and horse people, and listen to their current and future usage needs, something great could come out of all this. I just don’t know if that is something he wants to do, but we will see. The steering committee is made up from a variety of people who have their own interests in this, and their own desired outcome. Unfortunately, I don’t know if any of it is for the betterment of the Fair as it was created for. As my father shared with the reporter, the horse barns were built all by volunteers in one week. The most important thing I feel they are forgetting is written on the one building that they are not replacing – which is, ‘Preserving our Past for the Future‘. If this proposed plan goes through, they will be demolishing the past and adding debt to our future!!” “Thanks Gwendy. I think I’ll go into prayer now. We can talk later. Sure glad they have not changed the name of your Grandpa’s building.” So, that’s all we know at press-time, which was way before you will see this. In fact, by now, maybe everyone is holding hands, singing “Kumbaya”.

It is obvious to her that Grandpa has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets in the sweet aisle, biscuits in the biscuit aisle, and for fruit, cereal and pop in the other aisles.

Fairly Fair Did you happen to see the cover picture and story in last week’s South Whidbey Record?

Meanwhile, Grandpa is working his way around, saying in a controlled voice, “Easy, William, we won’t be long, easy, boy.”

I did a double take as I walked by the row of newspaper boxes in front of the Freeland Café.

Another outburst, and she hears the granddad calmly say, “It’s okay, William, just a couple more minutes and we’ll be out of here. Hang in there, boy.”

With the caption underneath the picture identifying a Gary Gabelein Sr. Building, I knew I had to call my old buddy, the young and talented wife, mother and entrepreneur, Gwendy Hastings, pictured on the front page. “Hey Gwendy, what’s up at the Fair? Looks like you got a war going on? When did they change the name of your Grandpa Ray’s antique barn to your Dad’s name? Your father would never approve of that. Nobody would. That’s messing with history. Your grandparents built the Island County Fair.” “Calm down, Jim. Calm down. The Record got it wrong. Grandpa Ray’s building is still named after him.” “So, what’s going on?” “There is a web site that presents the proposal that has been offered. It is at www.iscoedc. com. I know you don’t read the paper, but you might find the Langley Mayor’s and Helen Price Johnson’s letters to the editor interesting. The article in the Record is about the people who have formed a group called, ‘Friends of the Fair’. We know there are buildings that have deferred maintenance, but we don’t think they are ‘falling down’, or that they need to all be torn down, except two buildings. The interesting thing is one of the buildings

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A Loving Grandpa A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly behaved three yearold grandson.

Finally, I understand why Mom always sat in the front row smiling. That way, she could see my knees shaking, very quietly.

Staring at me were some familiar faces, underneath a frightening headline: Group forms to fight fair plan.

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At the checkout, the little terror is throwing items out of the cart, and Granddad says again in a controlled voice, “William, William, relax buddy, don’t get upset. We’ll be home in five minutes; stay cool, William.” Very impressed, the woman goes outside where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She says to the elderly gentleman, “It’s none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don’t know how you did it. That whole time, you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his Grandpa.” “Thanks,” said the grandfather, “but I’m William .......my grandson’s name is Kevin.” Calendar This Date March 22nd, South Whidbey will be rocking the halls at the South Whidbey High School Auditorium with The Rainey Music Project’s Concert for Ryan’s House at 7PM, while toes will be tapping at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts for the Weatherside Whiskey Band with Tanner McInerney and friends, winners of the Local Artist Series, and long-time faves on the Seattle music scene. More on both of these fun events next week. I’ve talked too much already, without punctuation.

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Third Annual Shamrock 5K Run/Walk Registration is now open for the 3rd annual Shamrock 5K Run/Walk. Hosted by the Central Whidbey Co-op Preschool, the event is scheduled for Saturday, March 15. Come enjoy fun and fitness for all ages. The run starts at the Coupeville High School track at 10:00am with a free kids dash for ages 8 and under starting at 9:30am. Awards for the top three male and female finishers, as well as best costumes and more, will be given at 11:30am. Families and baby strollers are welcome on the course. Preregister for $25 at www.active.com or www. coupevillepreschool.org/shamrock5K or register at the event from 8:30am to 9:30am for $30. Go green in 2014 at the CWCP Shamrock Run! [Submitted by Michelle Crisman]

Saint Patrick‘s Day Parade Oak Harbor’s first parade of “Spring” will feature Grand Marshal Helen Chatfield-Weeks, who will lead the annual Saint Patrick‘s Day Parade in Oak Harbor. The parade will be Monday, March 17 at 4:00pm and will head West (the wrong way) down Pioneer Way. Wear your green and join the Oak Harbor Yacht Club Pirate Ship & Buccaneers, O.H. Community Band, Crab Queens, Blue Fox Go-Karts, Garden Club, OHHS NJROTC & Key Club, plus many more. Contact Dutch O’Strehle at (360) 675-0235 if you wish to enter the parade, . A change of venue for the ceremony following the parade will be Hal Ramaley Park on Bayshore Drive. The Gazebo will be the center of activity (a short walk from Pioneer Way). This will include Kissing of the temporary Blarney Stone, songs by Paul Kuzina & Kathryn Magnuson Fardy, the OHHS Girls’ Choir, prizes for parade entrants plus a “bit o’blarney”. Everyone is encouraged to come & enjoy the ceremony. Following the ceremony, there is a singalong with the Community Band downstairs at the Oak Harbor Yacht Club. [Submitted by Barbara Jacobs, Irish Wildlife Society]

Tufted Puffins and Rhinoceros Auklets of Smith & Minor Islands Whidbey Audubon Society presents a public program of two closely related “puffins,” the Rhinoceros Auklet and the Tufted Puffin on Thursday, March 13. Since 2004, Scott Pearson and Peter Hodum have been assessing the status and trends of these two puffins on their coastal and Salish Sea colonies. In the Salish Sea, their work has been focused on two breeding colonies, Protection and Smith and Minor Islands. They will compare and contrast population trends, diet and reproduction of these birds with implications for the ecological health of the Salish Sea ecosystem and compare these to coastal systems, and the populations on Tatoosh and Destruction Islands. Seabirds are often used in ecosystem monitoring programs because they are ubiquitous and relatively well studied; and because some species are tightly linked to their habitats, prey resources, or climatic/oceanographic conditions. Pearson and Hodum will also provide an overview of the importance of Smith and Minor Islands to the Caspian Tern and provide a pictorial overview of these unique and important seabird colonies. This presentation is a collaboration with the Smith and Minor Island Citizen Committee, a program of Whidbey Watershed Stewards and Whidbey Audubon Society. Smith and Minor Islands lie a few miles off the western shore of Whidbey Island near Oak Harbor and are managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a National Wildlife Refuge. Just over 36,300 acres of tidelands and seafloor habitat are included in the aquatic reserve. This area contains the largest kelp bed in Puget

This regular program of the Whidbey Audubon Society is open to the public and free of charge. The meeting begins at 7:00pm with socializing and refreshments. A short business meeting is at 7:15pm and the program begins at 7:30pm. It is at the Whidbey Unitarian Universalist Congregation, two miles north of Freeland at 20103 State Route 525. [Submitted by Susan Prescott]

To Honor the Dead by Helping the Living The Veterans of Foreign Wars Motorcycle Riders are working to fulfill their national motto: “To Honor the Dead by Helping the Living”. After a very informative presentation by Monica Lopez, a representative of the Oak Harbor Opportunity Council’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, the VFW Riders discovered there is a hole in the system that they can fill. Through the SSVF program, funds are available to assist local veterans who have fallen on hard times with rental and deposit assistance, minor car repairs and utilities. The program objective is to help stabilize veterans and their families in crisis situations and continue to work with them, by giving them the tools, resources and education, through case management, to remain stabilized and help them become self sufficient. The overall goal is to prevent homelessness or rapidly re-house and stabilize those who are homeless. While there are funding sources to assist veterans with some major costs such as rent, too often smaller needs that cannot be fulfilled with this funding can become very big challenges for these veterans in crisis. Some veterans must drive to other counties for prospective job interviews and VA clinic appointments. In a crisis situation, when food and shelter are the main focus, figuring out how to get a tank of gas for a job interview, specialized work clothing and shoes to start their job, fees to renew a drivers license or career license, and basic hygiene items becomes a barrier to stabilization. The V.F.W. Motorcycle Riders from Oak Harbor Post 7392 are taking on the task of providing funding and items to fill these needs. The VFW Riders presented a check in the amount of $500 to the Opportunity Council and several bags and boxes full of personal hygiene items, socks, t-shirts, and Ziploc bags. With several fund raisers completed, and many more to come, and with the assistance of fellow Post members and the general public, the Riders will continue to support local veterans in need and hope to make this the first of many donations. If you would like to make a donation to the VFW riders for these vets in need, contact them at VFW Post 7392, 3037 Goldie Road, Oak Harbor or call (360) 675-4048. For more information, call Myron Brundage at (360) 672-5166. [Submitted by Debbie Brundage]

Hearts & Hammers Calls for Volunteers Now is the time to sign up and help your Whidbey Island neighbors stay in their homes. The annual Hearts and Hammer workday, the first Saturday in May, will bring needed repairs to homeowners who are physically or financially unable to complete the work alone. There is no cost to the homeowners, thanks to community donations, volunteers and in kind donations of material from local lumber yards and supply retailers.

more volunteers available, the more homes repaired. Volunteers do whatever repairs and renovations are possible within the scope of a one-day work party. This year, the needs range from: repairing decks, creating safe access, replacing doors and windows, cleanup, yard work, floor repairs, and trash removal. Volunteers will gather, rain or shine, on Saturday morning at South Whidbey High School for breakfast and directions. A photo is taken of the entire group just before everyone heads out to the various homes all over South Whidbey. They gather again at the high school at the end of the day for a delicious, well deserved dinner and wrap-up of the day’s accomplishments. Donations are still needed to accomplish the work. Donors and volunteers can go on line at www.heartsandhammers.com to sign up or donate. Volunteers of all levels are welcome, including contractors, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, gardeners and just regular folks who enjoy the satisfaction of helping and the fellowship of working side by side with their friends and neighbors. It is a hard-working, yet gratifying day, where old friends get together, new friends are made and despite the fatigue, at the end of the day there are smiles. This is truly a community endeavor. Sign up forms are also available at local lumber yards and hardware stores. Mail donations and sign up forms to H&H, PO Box 694, Langley, WA 98260.

Castle Island - James Lage: “James is a hardworking student, one who is prepared for class and responsible about his class work. He is a good example for others, and a self-motivated student. He gets along well with classmates and is willing to assist them with their struggles. James is always willing to work in whatever group he is assigned, and brings a positive attitude to the group. James consistently turns in quality work on time. Castle Island is proud to have James represent us as February Shipmate of the Month!”

[Submitted by Lorinda Kay]

OHHS Shipmates-of-the-Month Oak Harbor High School’s 9th grade transition program is called the Island Program. Each island is comprised of an English teacher, a math teacher and a science teacher. They share a total of 90 students who rotate together in classes of thirty for three periods each day. The vision of the Island Program is to have all 9th grade students ready for 10th grade and on track to a 4-year graduation. A student recognition program, called the Shipmates-of-the-Month, recognizes one student per month based on demonstrable gains in the areas of academic or behavioral growth, community contribution(s), and/or acts of altruism. The following students have earned this recognition:

Fortress Island - Alan Aebersold: “Alan is a great student to have in class. He is mature and thoughtful about class topics and discussions, and considerate of the needs of his fellow classmates. His self-motivation keeps him on task during class, enabling him to have some extra time to help other students with their understanding. He is kind to everyone around him and graciously accepts requests from staff and students. We are fortunate to call Alan one of our own on Fortress Island!”

Give one day of your life, together with hundreds of volunteers from across this community, to help many South Whidbey neighbors with much needed repairs. This work day is one of the largest community efforts to help repair homes for Whidbey’s families, the elderly and the disabled. The experience helps build a sense of community camaraderie and compassion in giving neighbors a helping hand. Hearts and Hammers needs volunteers to sign up by March 31 so that teams can be formed under the direction of the house captains. The

our February Battleship Island Student of the month. Upon entrance to his freshman year Keandre let this energy be a barrier to learning, but has decided to use it advance his skills instead. We are impressed by the results: excellent grades, group cooperation, class discussion leadership, and creative self-starter habits. Keandre has focused himself and become a positive influence on those around him. We are pleased and proud to have Keandre Williams represent Oak Harbor High School Battleship Island.”

Battleship Island - Keandre Williams: “Some students are full of energy and exuberance for life. This would describe Keandre Williams

Skull Island - Caitlin Woodworth: “Caitlin is a hard working student who has shown great improvement over the school year. She effectively uses feedback from her teachers to learn and improve in each subject. She gets along well with her classmates and contributes positively to group discussions. She truly cares about learning and puts 110% into her work.”

Justice Island - Jessica Monaghan: “Jessica is kind and attentive in her classes. She is respectful to her teachers and peers. She sets an example to her classmates of a model student by working hard and helping others when they are struggling. Jessica is determined to succeed in life by dedicating herself to doing her best at whatever task set before her. She consistently earns excellent marks on her homework and tests. Jessica can work independently and follows through to make sure her work is done. It is a pleasure to have Jessica in class.” [Submitted by Jennifer DePrey, OHHS]

Watoto Children’s Choir Returns On Friday, March 21 at 7:00pm, the Watoto Children’s Choir will perform a concert in the auditorium of the Oak Harbor High School Student Union Building. The choir is from Uganda and is comprised of orphans from the Watoto Orphanages in Kampala and Gulu Uganda. There will be lively singing and dancing while telling a story of the orphaned Ugandan children. The concert is free with a free will offering. Watoto is an Ugandan organization that has answered the call to care for these children by giving them food, shelter, education and a family. Their goal is to rescue the children, raise them in a Christian environment, and rebuild their nation and become it’s lead-

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LocaLLy owned. ers. Watoto reaches out to many of the needy in Uganda; babies, children, single moms, and child soldiers, with programs to meet their needs. Watoto music CD’s and other items will be available for purchase, along with craft items made in the women’s workshop Living Hope, which provides them with money to care for their children. There will also be an opportunity to sponsor a child. The concert is sponsored by Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Watoto Team, which has been traveling to help in Watoto programs since 2008. The team has raised funds to build a house and medical clinic in the villages and hold medical clinics for the women and children. For more information, call (360) 679-1561. [Submitted by Robert Lycksell, Watoto Team]

Garage of Blessings is a True Blessing for Those in Need on Whidbey Island The Garage of Blessings was founded in early 2012 by Kristiina Miller. After following a calling to make an impact on her community, Kristiina took items that were donated by others, set them up in her home double car garage, and invited people to come and take what they needed free of charge. After four months of giving, the incoming donations were exceeding her allotted space so Kristiina moved the Garage into a 1500 square foot industrial garage/location. Within four months it soon outgrew the space and it doubled to 3000 square feet. Now, just 2 years after first opening, Garage of Blessings is busting the seams at 3600 square feet. Currently, the Garage of Blessings serves nearly 1500 individuals and takes in approximately 400 individual loads of donations each month. Everything is organized and run smoothly by the volunteers (currently a crew of 12 men and women) that give of their time each week to make sure shopping at the Garage is a treat for everyone that come through the doors. The Garage of Blessings is located at 3143 Goldie Road Unit G in Oak Harbor. Everything given to the Garage goes back out to those in need. Shoppers range from homeless individuals to single mothers and those that just can’t afford the expense of something that would take from their already tight budgets. There are no questions asked at the Garage. “Just come and be blessed” says Kristiina. She states “My goal in this is to serve those that have a need. Whether it’s a tangible need or a ‘heart’ need. The volunteers and myself are here to bless, to listen, to touch people’s hearts and to make those less fortunate feel that they are cared for. The Garage helps us to do that for every person that walks through our doors.” The Garage of Blessings hours of operation are: Mondays from 10:00am to 3:00pm; Wednesdays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm; Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm; and Saturdays from 11:00am to 1:00pm. For more information, call (360) 679-1239 or email thegarageofblessings@yahoo.com. You can also find The Garage of Blessings on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/garageblessings/ [Submitted by Julie Lauderdale]

LocaLLy operated. Isle of the Arts Visits Vaudeville Variety Show

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There’s a spectacular, affordable, family-friendly event coming up at the end of March that you are going to want to mark down on your calendars.

ors practiced damage control procedures, responded to man-overboard musters and conducted combat simulations including an abandon ship drill. VAQ-139 conducted 121 sorties and accumulated 182 arrested landings with a 91 percent boarding rate. This under way period was the first time the Cougars flew a combat-configured EA-18G Growler aboard ship. This configuration, fitted with two external fuel tanks and three ALQ-99 jamming pods, presents unique challenges to aircrew in fuel management and flying characteristics. Specifically, the new configuration requires pilots to be acutely aware of throttle position to ensure a safe landing on the aircraft carrier. Eight Cougar pilots used every opportunity to improve their decision-making skills and flying proficiency in the new configuration during this evolution.

The Whidbey Air Public Radio “Isle of the Arts” Visits Vaudeville Variety Show will be held Sunday, March 30, from 2:30pm to 4:30pm at the Oak Harbor High School. The event will showcase some of the best, brightest and more jaw-dropping acts that can be found on this incredible little island. Tickets to this familyfriendly event are only $10 for adults and $2 for children, making it affordable for everyone to come and enjoy the plethora of entertainment. The scheduled entertainment includes singing, dancing, jokes, juggling, a parody of burlesque, and great food at the concession station. Tickets are on sale in advance at Click Music in Oak Harbor and Lavender Wind in Coupeville. For more information on how to purchase advance tickets elsewhere, call or text (515) 451-3749.

“I could not be more proud of my Sailor’s performance aboard the USS Carl Vinson,” said Cmdr. William Fraser, VAQ-139’s Commanding Officer. “They proved that VAQ-139 leads the way supporting the readiness build for the ship/ air wing team.”

Pictured above with circus performers Matt Hoar of Freeland and Siobhan Wright of Langley are the variety show emcee, Rear Admiral Bill McDaniel (retired) of Oak Harbor, and sponsors: Sue Taves of Whidbey Life Magazine, Avi Rostov of Click Music, and Sarah Richards of Lavender Wind. Not pictured are sponsors: Amy Carpenter of AAC Design, Tessa Hugh of Swift Copies, Janet Burchfield of Front Street Reality. Also sponsoring is Whidbey Weekly.

His Kids Preschool, located at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church, is accepting registration for the fall 2014-15 school year. Registration opens on March 20 at 9:15am at the church, 1253 NW 2nd Ave.

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VAQ-139 Fliers Finish Vital Training on USS Vinson By Lt.j.g. Taylor Richmond, Cougar reporter Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) -139 Cougars recently completed a successful Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) and a Tailored Ship’s Training Availability (TSTA) detachment aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70). The Cougars travelled to Naval Air Facility, El Centro, Calif., just two days after a change of command to focus on FCLP. Each pilot accumulated 100-120 landings at NAS Whidbey Island and NAF El Centro, becoming designated safe for carrier qualification. Upon completion of this training, the Cougars joined Carrier Air Wing 17 (CVW 17) aboard the USS Carl Vinson for the under way training period. TSTA is the first building block in the Fleet Readiness Training Plan where the carrier air wing integrates with ship’s company to form a fighting team. Cougar aircrew conducted numerous day and night sorties across a broad range of mission sets focusing on safe and efficient launch and recovery of aircraft while Sail-

VAQ-139 and CVW-17 will continue integrating and developing tactics before returning to the USS Carl Vinson for Composite Unit Training Exercise later this year in preparation for their upcoming deployment. [Submitted by Anthony Popp, NAS Whidbey Island]

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Classes are available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 11:30am or 12:30pm to 3:00pm. There is also a Thursday and Friday class from 9:00am to 11:30am. There is a $100 non-refundable registration and tuition fee at the time of registering your child. His Kids welcomes children of every race, color, creed or national origin. Questions, please call the church office at (360) 679-1561. [Submitted by Sara Harbaugh]

Local Business News Penn Cove Gallery Welcomes New Artist Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the textile artwork of Janis Saunders to its representation of local talent. Janis has been weaving professionally since 1980. For her, developing the ability to create a beautiful textile out of an armful of yarns is captivating. She finds joy in watching the pattern develop, in the mechanics of the loom, and in the art of making each item unique. With an Applied Design degree from San Diego State University and numerous classes and workshops through the years, Janis designs her scarves and shawls with an emphasis on pattern, color and texture. Penn Cove Gallery is located on Front Street in Coupeville. For more information, call (360) 678-1176 or visit www.penncovegallery.com.

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Religious Services 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. 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.

Relay for Life Wine Tasting Friday, March 14, 5:30pm Bayleaf, Coupeville Tickets: $25/each All proceeds donated to Relay for Life of Whidbey Island. To register, call (360) 678-6603. Sponsored by Team Coupeville Rainbow Girls.

Whidbey Island Community Orchestra Concert Friday, March 14, 7:00pm Island Church of Whidbey, Langley Under the direction of Tigran Arakelyan, the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will be performing Beethoven’s Egmont Overture, Rossini’s La Gazza Ladra, Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, Badelt’s Pirates of the Caribbean, and Hovhaness’ Overture for Trombone and Strings. Admission is free, donations are welcomed. For more information, contact Jim Lux at jameslux@whidbey.com or (360) 221-4221. The Island Church of Whidbey is located at 503 Cascade Ave.

The 3rd annual Shamrock 5K Run/ Walk Saturday, March 15, 10:00am Coupeville High School Track, Coupeville Registration is open for the Shamrock 5K Run/ Walk hosted by the Central Whidbey Co-op Preschool. Come enjoy fun and fitness for all ages. A free kids dash for ages 8 and under starts at 9:30. Lots of great prizes! Awards for top three male and female finishers as well as best costumes and more will be given at 11:30. Families and baby strollers welcome on the course. Register day of ($30) from 8:30-9:30 or preregister ($25) at www.active.com or www. coupevillepreschool.org/shamrock5K.

Bids for Kids Dinner and Auction Saturday, March 15, 5:30pm Boys & Girls Club, Oak Harbor Tickets: $65 each Hosted by the Oak Harbor Boys & Girls Club, this event benefits the children of our community. For more information, call (360) 240-9273, e-mail bgcoh@comcast.net or visit www.bgcoh. org.

St. Paddy’s Bash Monday, March 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, Coupeville Join the shifty Sailors and Eclectic’ly Celtic for the seventh annual St. Paddy’s Bash. Irish songs, sing-alongs and Jigs & Reels, 3 full hours of live music. Corned beef, cabbage & vegetarian colcannon, beer, wine & non-alcoholic beverages. Cost $30 per person. Only 110 tickets available, sold out six years in a row. Available at bayleaf, Local Grown, Greenbank Farm Cheese Shop, Wind & Tide in Oak Harbor.

AAUW Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show Thursday, March 20, 11:30am Whidbey Golf Club, Oak Harbor Tickets: $30 A no-host bar social hour will be followed by lunch served at 12:00pm. The fashion show follows with raffle prizes and silent auction items donated by local merchants, artists and members. AAUW models will highlight fashions from Coupeville’s “One More Thing”. The event is open to the public. Call (360) 675-4201 for reservations. All proceeds go to provide scholarships for young women on Whidbey Island.

Spring Nursery Opening Day Sale Saturday, March 22, 9:00am-4:00pm Sunday, March 23, 9:00am-4:00pm Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank

A wide variety of hybrid, species & heritage rhodies. From 1 gallon to mature, 6’-7’ fieldgrown plants. Extensive selection of new and historic hybrids from the Lem, Fujioka, Watson and Barlup collections. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers on hand to assist. For more information, call (360) 678-1912 or (360) 222-0121 or email meerkerk@whidbey.net.

The Rainey Music Project Benefit Concert for Ryan’s House Saturday, March 22, 7:00pm South Whidbey High School Auditorium, Langley Tickets: $25 at the door (suggested donation– kids get in free) The Rainey Music Project is the most recent artistic endeavor of Rainey, a multi-talented artist who moved to the Pacific Northwest from LA after working with some of the best and the brightest lights in the music business. She is joined in The Project by an international array of very gifted, world-class musicians: Robert Marsanyi on keyboards; Rich Rorex on guitar; Dave Willis on bass; Alan Brown on drums; and Eric Vanderbilt-Matthews, saxophone. The Rainey Music Project is dedicating its first concert appearance to raising funds and awareness for Ryan’s House for Youth, a charity organization of Whidbey Island dedicated to providing shelter and resources for homeless teens. Tickets also available at Brown Paper Tickets (http://theraineymusicproject.brownpapertickets.com). For more information, call (360) 780-3798 or email raineyrocks@gmail.com.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Bach! Sunday, March 23, 2:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Admission: By donation at door Island Consort will perform a special concert celebrating the 329th anniversary of the birth of Baroque Master, Johann Sebastien Bach. Island Consort performs works of the Renaissance, Baroque and early Classical eras, offering both instrumental and vocal works and, as such, is a unique musical presence here on the Island. All members of Island Consort are Whidbey residents, and range from current and retired professional musicians to high-level amateur players/singers. For more information, call (360) 321-5294 or email sweidendorf@whidbey.com.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free AARP Tax Aide Mondays, Through April 7, 9:30am-5:00pm Tuesdays, Through April 8, 1:00pm-7:00pm Oak Harbor Library Wednesdays, Through April 9, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Library Thursdays, Through April 10, 1:00pm-6:00pm South Whidbey Senior Center, Langley Get free, one-on-one assistance with your federal tax return from AARP Tax Aide. Available to taxpayers with low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. AARP membership is not required. A joint venture with the IRS to promote filing returns electronically, all returns that are able to be e-filed will be e-filed. Preregistration recommended; call (360)678-3000 to make an appointment at the location of your choice. Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group Thursday, March 13, 9:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Sonia Sotomayor’s “My Beloved World.” The first Hispanic on the U.S. Supreme Court tells the story of her life before becoming a judge in an inspiring, surprisingly personal memoir.

KSER/KXIR Community Conversations Tuesday, March 18, 6:30pm Freeland Library

Filipino Christian Fellowship

KSER 90.7 and KXIR 89.9 invite the community to come share their ideas in planning the future of community radio.

Pastor Jansen Onggao

SWELL Book Discussion Group Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm Freeland Library Looking for an evening book discussion group? Join us at the library the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30pm. The book for March is “When a Crocodile Eats the Sun” by Peter Godwin. Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living Wednesday, March 19, 6:30pm Oak Harbor Library Thursday, March 27, 6:30pm Langley Library Join speakers from CREATe (Climate Reality Education and Advocacy Team) to explore the issues discussed in the 2012 book “Cooler, Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living” by the Union of Concerned Scientists. Find out how to take action at home, at work, and in the community to reduce your carbon footprint. You don’t have to sweat the small stuff to save money and live healthier. Friday Movie Matinee: The Great Gatsby Friday, March 21, 2:00pm Freeland Library Discover and explore the resources of the library with this film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as man with a mysterious past and lavish lifestyle that leads to obsession and tragedy. Popcorn provided by the Friends of the Freeland Library. Gadget Menagerie Tuesday, March 25, 6:00pm-8:00pm Freeland Library Wednesday, March 26, 5:30pm-7:30pm Oak Harbor Library Learn how various eReaders, tablets and other devices work. Discover what they have in common, how they differ, and learn basic tips. Bring your own device or explore one from the Washington State Library Gadget Menagerie, including (subject to availability) Kindles, Nooks, Galaxy Tablets, iPads, Microsoft Surface and a Chromebook.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) Tickets available by contacting the WICA ticket office (360)221-8268 or (800)638-7631 or tickets.wicaonline.com. Additional information at www.WICAonline.com WICA Local Artist Series Presents Siri and Steve Friday, March 14, 7:30pm Tickets: $15 per person As part of the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 2014 Local Artist Series, pop/jazz duo Siri Bardarson and Steve Trembley will present and evening of “de-ranged” tunes and pop favorites with their brand of outstanding musicianship and vocal artistry. Siri and Steve’s arranging talents tackle everything from Jimi Hendrix to original love songs for dogs. Play Read / Scene Study with Paul Matthews Tuesday, March 18, 7:30pm Tickets: $10 Three strangers--a devoted son, an Eastern European actress and a Canadian man on the run--awaken to discover they are connected by a mysterious corporation. Faced with lives they no longer recognize, they must confront a shifting reality of secrets, strangers and unmarked doors... WICA Play Read/Scene Study class provides an environment for experienced, beginning, and non-actors to gather for readings, to learn reading and performance technique, and to become acquainted with a broad theatrical repertoire without the pressure of a full performance.

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

Healing Rooms Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland The Healing Rooms are open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. There is a team of Christians from several local churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. All ministry is private, confidential, and free. Teams are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Ann at (425)2632704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at 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 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360)675-0621 or visit JSH-Online.com.

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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 server permit presented.

Galleries and Art Shows “Celebrating Mother Earth” Opening Reception: Thursday March 13, 5:00pm-7:30pm Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art, Langley Mother Nature is the theme in honor of Earth Day in April. This year’s participating artists include well known photographer and watercolor artist Craig Johnson; mixed media fiber arts and encaustic artist Diane Reardon; artist and musician Janie Cribbs, and glass artist Sherren Anderson of Sherren’s Glassworks.

Meet the Artists: Craig & Joy Johnson

LocaLLy operated. Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy and a good time is guaranteed for all. For more information about ICAS or club events, contact Dan Pullen at (360) 679-7664, icaspub@juno.com or visit www. icas-wa.webs.com.

South Whidbey Republican Women Tuesday, March 18, 11:30am Useless Bay Golf and Country Club, Langley Guest speaker will be Trent England, Executive Vice President at the Freedom Foundation, a non-profit, educational organization that advances individual liberty, free markets, and limited, accountable government. Mr. England created and continues to direct the Foundation’s Save Our States project, a defense of constitutional federalism and the Electoral College system. He writes about many areas of public policy, focusing on the relationship of American’s founding principles to today’s debates, and he frequently represents the Foundation as a popular speaker at political and civic events. Lunch reservations are required. Contact Mary Jane at (360) 341-2355 or czarina@whidbey.com. The $16 lunch fee may be paid at check-in.

Friends of the Freeland Library

Saturday, March 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm Ryan & Friends Fine Art, Coupeville

Tuesday, March 18, 1:00pm Freeland Library

Craig and Joy Johnson will share their photographic and video magic documenting Pacific Northwest birds and wildlife. Learn how to invite native birds into your yard. Copies of their books and DVD will be available.

The Friends are the fabulous group that raises extra funds to support programs for children, teens and adults. Come see how you can get involved.

Featured Artist: Gary Leake

Tuesday, March 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor

Meet the Artist: Saturday, March 22, 10:00am5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Gary is a woodworker whose passion is to search the countryside for a special, one-ofa-kind, piece of timber and turn it into a finely engineered and ultimately beautiful piece of furniture so unique it is considered a work of art. Come and meet Gary and learn more about his woodworking techniques.

Meetings and Organizations Republicans of Island County

Whidbey Island Camera Club

The theme for March is “Photographers Choice”. You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@hotmail.com. Guest speaker Gail Rognan, a motivational speaker, writer and artist, will speak on how to organize photographs and writings as a resource. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@comcast.net or visit www. whidbeyislandcameraclub.com.

United Way of Island County Board Meeting

Thursday, March 13, 7:00pm Coupeville Library

Wednesday, March 19, 3:30pm Whidbey Island Bank, Oak Harbor

The Republicans of Island County (RIC) will host Richard “Rick” Hannold, Republican candidate for 3rd Commissioner District, Island County. Mr. Hannold is competing for Kelly Emerson’s position against Marc Hennemann (R) of Camano Island. You do not want to miss this informative meeting where you’ll get a chance to meet Rick, learn what drives him and ask questions. Coffee and sweets are provided so please RSVP by emailing czarina@whidbey.com or calling (360) 341-2355.

Please call (360) 675-1778 for more information.

Island Beach Access Friday, March 14, 11:00am Freeland Library Community Room Everyone is welcome. Come and find out what is happening to your public beach access points. Help IBA get signage on access points, protect these access points and recover those where there is encroachment by private landowners. Contact Mike McVay at info@islandbeachaccess.org or visit www.islandbeachaccess.org for more information.

Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge Saturday, March 15, 10:00am Nordic Hall, 63 Jacobs Rd., Coupeville Bob Forgrave, President of the Cascade Orienteering Club (http://www.cascadeoc.org/ ) will be the featured speaker. He will be talking about the history of orienteering, the history of the Cascade Orienteering Club, what orienteering is all about today and how we here on Whidbey can become involved in this extremely popular sport. This event is open to the public and families are particularly welcome & encouraged to attend. A short business meeting will precede the program. For more information, email whidbeyislandnordiclodge@gmail.com.

Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS) Monday, March 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Library

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, March 21, 9:30am St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton The doors open at 9:00am, the business meeting starts at 9:30am, and the program starts at 10:30am with refreshments provided. Program: “Making the Most of the Season”. Join us while Chef Vincent Nattress, owner of Cultivar Catering and the Orchard Kitchen, gives a cooking demonstration using fresh produce grown by his Whidbey Island collaborators at Ebb Tide Produce. Chef Vincent will talk about cooking, planning a year round garden, and how to make the most of the season. The public is welcome. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Graham at (360) 331-4054.

Diabetes Health Group Monday, March 24, 6:30pm Whidbey General Hospital, Coupeville View selections from the PBS documentary “Fat: What No One is Telling You”. The documentary explores the myriad factors that can make it so tough to shed pounds and keep them off. It offers scientific knowledge about hunger, eating, and human metabolic operation, and explains our psychological responses to food.

EDC Annual Luncheon Wednesday, March 26, 11:30am-1:00pm VFW Post 7392, Oak Harbor Guest speaker, Dr. Maury Forman, a nationally recognized expert in economic development, will discuss what economic development means, why it’s important, and what we can all do to contribute to the future of our homes and towns. Tickets in advance are $15 for EDC

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Chicken Little And the Astrologer By Wesley Hallock

Dear Astrologer, I chuckled about the woman whose Chinese dinner menu said to marry a rat or a monkey. I was born in the Year of the Pig and I married a dragon, something I came eventually to regret. I learned the hard way that dragon and pig is not a perfect match. I seem to learn everything the hard way, making difficult mistakes before I finally wise up and move on. Divorced from the dragon, now, and long past the initial joys of independence, I am wondering whether I should be thinking about a replacement “animal.”  What do my planets say? Am I to live my life alone, or is there to be another spouse for me?  Animal Lover Born September 25, 1959, at 12:18 P.M. in Springfield, Missouri Dear Animal Lover, The celestial S.P.C.A. is solidly in support of your finding a new spouse. Nothing in your chart suggests you will remain alone. In fact, December sees you entering a prime window for love and marriage opportunities. When he appears, you and your new “critter” might pay particular attention to the astrology of you as a couple. For you personally, Saturn is an agent of good. He acts as a power planet whose role has been to give you the stamina to overcome the results of those bad decisions to which your letter alludes. A good marriage would be one that enhances that power. Any marriage that does not enhance it will prove troublesome. A relationship analysis when the time comes will tell you what you need to know.

Dear Astrologer, I am reasonably certain I will not become a super model doing swim suit shoots in Bali this year. Nor will it be next year. I am five inches too short, fifty pounds too heavy and forty years too old for that. And that is if I humor myself with lies. The reality is probably even less kind. More realistically, I would be quite happy, come my birthday, to be easing my matronly behind into a pool side lounge chair in Hawaii for a two week stay. Can you see such an event ahead for me? In lieu of that, I’ll take a long week end in Palm Springs. Slip those planets a C-note, please, and tell them I’ll take any reasonable destination with Sun! Sun-starved Earth Mamma Born May 12, 1956, at 2:32 P.M. in Huntington Beach, California Dear Sun-starved Earth Mamma, The planets do not take bribes, but they do have a way of responding to humor. Apparently, they like your version, because they are smiling on your next birthday, particularly Mr. Jovial, himself, who is Jupiter.  The only caveat is that the late degree of Moon on your birthday says your fifty-eighth is to be a year of the old and familiar. Nothing truly new and different will be happening. If you have been to Hawaii before, then and only then can you expect to be there come May. But take heart. The good news is that your rewards in the upcoming year will far exceed the little effort required to attain them. Send us a selfie from poolside.

Dear Astrologer, After my mother died, I discovered several books of hand written poetry that she had

Whatever it was about my mother that made her so secretive, the trait was obviously passed on to me. Is this something you can see and comment on, please? Shy By Nature Born February 24, 1952, at 11:25 P.M. in Seattle, Washington Dear Shy By Nature, You are a Dagwood sandwich of shyness factors. Your Sun and Moon in Pisces is shy. Top that with Rahu, the mysterious “dark” planet, and you get a lack of self-confidence. Put them all in the fifth house of creativity and you get literature unpublished and hidden in boxes. Sound familiar? That’s you. But there is hope for you. I don’t recall seeing a healthier Saturn than yours. This means that even though your literary child was born and nurtured in secret, you do have the ability to detach from it. You have the strength to declare it and you ready to face the world. It is not by accident that you have that strength. Your path calls for you to make the leap your mother could not, by sharing your creative fruits openly. Think of it as your loving final tribute to her. Consider your goal to be the act of sharing, itself, and do not attach to it any expected outcome. In this way you cannot fail. Each generation has a chance to strengthen the family lineage. This is your chance to strengthen yours. Do it now. Your future generations will thank you.

Dear Astrologer, I am a vegetarian whose hero is Harlan Sanders of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame. (Hey, the man was retired and living on social security, like me, when he made it big—he gives me hope!) I hate finance, think it’s confusing and don’t want anything to do with it. But how I love money! (In my defense, I DO see the irony in this.) I’m an optimist in a world where the extinction rate has reached levels not seen since the dinosaurs disappeared. (So who needs dinosaurs?) I could go on, but you get the point. My friends say I’m a mess. I say I’m flexible and eclectic. Is there something in my stars to make me such a peculiar potpourri?   Contradictions R Me Born May 11, 1962, at 11:36 A.M. in Olympia, Washington Dear Contradictions R You, The planets in astrology are like table arrangements at a dinner party. Certain personalities are best seated apart, as far apart as possible, for putting them together makes life a wee bit too lively and interesting for comfort. In your birth chart, Moon is seated between – no, make that sharing a chair with -- Uranus and Rahu. The chair happens to be your rising degree, only the most sensitive point in the chart. This is lively and interesting on steroids. This is like putting a lighted fire cracker in a hen house. Maybe worse. The dust and flying feathers die down, eventually, and the cackling hens get over it, but with you, the cackling never dies down. At a dinner party, I would seat you between animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot and, were he alive, the Colonel. I enjoy a good fire cracker.

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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ROMONA ANN (LAWSON) DOTLITCH Romona Ann (Lawson) Dotlitch died suddenly at her home in Oak Harbor on February 20, 2014 at the age of 56. She was born January 16, 1958 in Hammond, Indiana to George and Barbara Lawson. “Mona” as she was known to family and friends, was raised in Hammond, Chicago suburb. Mona had a love of music most of all Country Gospel and played the mandolin and guitar and had a great singing voice. She was a distant relative of June Carter Cash and had the honor of performing with the legendary Bo Diddley. Romona and her cousin Glennis were talented baton twirlers, and as youths they had the pleasure of marching in the Hammond Indiana Christmas Day Parade in 1966. She had a passion for caring for the elderly and worked much of her life as a caregiver. Mona left Chicago in 1996 and moved to Oak Harbor to be near her brother, George, Jr. She worked at Harbor Towers, Albertson’s and for the Oak Harbor School District Food Service Program. She loved her family and especially her nieces and nephews. She was a wonderful cook. Mona was married to Danny J. Dotlitch in Oak Harbor on July 26, 2003. She Loved the Lord and attended Calvary Chapel in Oak Harbor. Mona is survived by her husband Danny of Oak Harbor, by her brother George Lawson and sister-in-law Vicki Jo Lawson of Oak Harbor, by her nieces, Toni Amsler, husband James Amsler, Jessica Abrahamson, Sarah Brattin, husband Ben Brattin, Karissa Lawson and nephew Eric Lawson. Also surviving are great nieces and nephews: Catarina Amsler, Cloe Amsler, Dajah Mendiola, Segan Abrahamson, Curtis Amsler, David Robinette, Ethan Mendiola, Wisdom Abrahamson and Sapian Abrahamson. A Celebration of Life for Romona (Lawson) Dotlitch will be celebrated March 15, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation was held with private family interment. Donations to assist with funeral expenses may be made to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC. Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences utilizing the Book of Memories at www.wallinfuneralhome.com.

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stiLL tALking By Eileen Brown

The doctors and staff of Whidbey Avenue Dental Clinic proved for the ninth year in a row they really care on Dentist with a Heart Day, Valentine’s Day. Realizing many people simply cannot afford routine dental care, the father-son dental team of Drs. Tim and Luke Wezeman and their staff helped 60 people by performing dental work at no cost on Feb 14. Appointments were also made for important dental hygiene. Even though the wait was long, no one grumbled. They were grateful to have made the cut. The elder Wezeman said with a satisfied smile, “I’m proud of our team for donating their time to help others.” His son Luke agreed they are pleased to donate their skills and materials to help community members who have dental needs. “We opened the doors at 8 a.m. and closed them behind the last patient at 7 p.m.,” reported Tammy Olander, front desk administrative assistant. “We look forward to this day all year,” she said, adding, “There’s a real need in our community and it is so rewarding. As a staff, we get satisfaction in helping someone who is in pain and putting their mind at ease.” A single woman in her 50s said she has not been able to afford dental coverage. “Five different teeth have hurt for the longest time,” she explained. “I don’t want to have them pulled.” She said she is finally able to get help maintaining these teeth and is “very grateful.” Mike, 63, returned for the fourth visit. He was moved by the fact the dentists treated him with respect. And Irene, 40, a working mother with five children, brought her husband and oldest son with her. A basic cleaning took about an hour, she estimated. If she could thank the dentists in some way, how would she go about it? “I’d refer people to them for dental care,” Irene said without hesitating. “Then maybe I’d bring them some homemade tamales,” she smiled, obviously pleased with the results. Staff members who donated their time included Dr. Luke Wezeman, Dr. Tim Wezeman, Darlene Kiefer, John Hill, Tammy Olander, Nancy Horning, Carrie Dickinson, Cara Wezeman, Vicki Paul, Amy Samuels. Kerri Brown, Prisco Matro and Jamesa Treadwell. Horning said, “We are so grateful our dentists allow us to donate our skills and materials to help the people in our community,” to which Matro added, “This is my first year of participating in Dentist with a Heart day. Helping channel this blessing is an awesome thing.” Kiefer agreed, adding, “Those who came made it fun and we were the ones blessed to help them.” If you missed this one, keep brushing and get in line very early next year on the 2015 Dentist with a Heart Day. Smiling through Rosa Gooch tells of life in a forced labor camp with an air of serenity. Now in her 80s, she tells the story of how Nazis overtook her small town in Russia. Then, as now, it is her smile that astonishes, representing her courage and faith that she would survive to tell others about her “victory in Christ.” “Every day started with a line for bread,” she said. Her mother took what bread she could to her father who worked long hours in the

LocaLLy operated. coal mines. “Her father had given my parents permission to marry when mother was 14 and my father was 25,” Rosa said. “They had 10 children. The first thing we’d do when we came to school is sing a song to Lenin.” Such allegiance never got them boots for winter so she endured bitter winters with bare feet. Still, she was glad her feet toughened up to the point where she could split a board barefoot. “Mother sewed us booties out of scraps we had and that’s how we kept our feet warm at home.” They had to raise their own food and carry water, a hard job for a little girl. Nights were the worst and she would call out “Jesus, please send me warmth,” as she shook in the cold. It was about to get worse. “The Germans were getting closer and taking over. They went into the houses, sent the boys and men outside and raped the girls.” To think anyone could harm this lovely woman sent a shudder through the guests at the PBY Memorial Foundation monthly luncheon at the CPO Club. Rosa composed herself and continued. She recalled how the German soldiers told the family to get her ready in the morning as she was going to Germany to work there. Her mother pleaded, “But she is only 14.” They did not back down. “They fixed me chicken to take. It had started to snow and I promised my Daddy I would come back and I kissed him goodbye.” There were 25 boy and girls in one railroad car and the journey stretched five to six days. They got to Berlin and were ordered to sleep on a barracks floor. Factory people came in the next day. They had straw mattresses and pillows, but no heat. Breakfast consisted of a thin slice of bread and some hot coffee. Later in the day, they would receive a bowl of turnip soup, which was the daily fare for the next three years. Rosa’s heart sank when she looked at her long golden locks full of lice, so she cut them. She planned to escape but had no idea where to go. She started walking and kept walking to a little house in a field. “Two policemen were looking for me. The homeowner said her niece Maria was staying to work on the farm. One day, a military aircraft was shot down and they put the air crew in the barn close to the Rhine River.” She could sense something was different. There they came! Americans in tanks! Children ran to greet them. “The Germans had gone from Holland, so we went there,” Rosa recalled. She said it was difficult meeting her boyfriend’s family. “She (his mother) was queen and I was a slave again,” she said with a note of irony in her voice. The following March, their first baby was born. Rosa and her mate had so little, but it was a blessing nonetheless. “We had two forks, two spoons and one baby.” They were blessed with three girls and three boys, but she left her husband when he beat her in front of the children. She made it to America. Seeing the magnificent Statue of Liberty, she prayed in thanksgiving, saying, “This is the most blessed country in the whole world.” She wants each one of us to honor and appreciate the land many sacrificed so much for. Rosa thanks God for the many blessings in her life, including 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

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FRIDAY, February 28 12:53pm, N Oak Harbor St. Thinks he has found a scam on Facebook. 3:57pm, SR20 Customer left without paying. No description of male but caller has his ID at location. SATURDAY, March 1 11:11am, SE Barrington Dr. Caller advising she took off her e-brake this morning and her car rolled downhill to location hitting another car. Caller left her info for the registered owner on the vehicle. Requesting a phone call, has some questions. 5:10pm, SE Jerome St. Caller advising juveniles, 3 kids, pushed over the porta potty. Doesn’t believe anyone was in it. 8:04pm, SR 20 Caller advising a drunk male was in the lobby saying he had rented a room and started yelling at the caller when told he did not have a reservation. 8:12pm, SR 20 Caller advising male, last seen wearing orange snowboarding jacket, returned, swayed a lot and scared customers. Last seen heading southbound on SR20 passing Jiffy Lube.

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7:14pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting transient subject came inside, refusing to leave. Was preaching various things. WEDNESDAY, March 5 11:53am, SE Pioneer Way Shoplifter in parking lot, employees confronting him now. Employees have him on the ground now. Took a pack of batteries. 12:48pm, NE 8th Ave. Caller requesting call. Advising she has been being mentally abused by mother. States she is 5 months pregnant and mother has been making false reports about her being missing/reported as a runaway.

8:49pm, SW Bayshore Dr. Reporting younger subjects running around the complex, knocking on doors and putting something on the doors. Subjects have left.

10:38am, NW Hyak Dr. Caller advising is receiving call from subject saying they are an attorney and caller is going to be arrested. Caller advising history of ongoing phone calls harassing caller.

3:20am, NE 7th Ave. Caller advising he was almost assaulted near The Greenhouse by someone. Caller was walking and there was a male in front of him. Male believed caller was a cop and chased him down. Caller is awaiting contact at The Greenhouse. 11:05am, NE 16th Ave. Caller is hearing someone in the neighborhood, shouting. Requesting no contact in person. Requesting a phone call. Wants the person located and arrested for doing this. Caller advising this is “very intrusive.”

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SUNDAY, March 2 2:48am, NW Crosby Ave. Requesting check, advising at location with her son. Saying she is hearing voices and not able to “contract for safety.” Advising she is requesting to go to the hospital. Doesn’t feel she can remain safe.

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12:11pm, SW Barrington Dr. Requesting call referencing ex, who resides in Redmond, posting nude photos of her on Facebook.

MONDAY, March 3 5:08am, SE Midway Blvd. Caller is business owner, advising he has locked himself in the back room. Advising business front doors are wide open, concerned someone may start stealing things. Caller needs someone to come open the back room.

12:49pm, SW Glenmont Ct. Caller requesting contact referencing owner won’t give his deposit back even though he cleaned the unit. Caller standing by at location. Associated with red Accura. 2:54pm, SE Barrington Dr. Requesting contact in police department lobby referencing pressing charges against store staff for detaining him yesterday while he was shoplifting. 3:29pm, NW Paragon Pl. Caller requesting call referencing subjects dumping their garbage in her cans. 4:39pm, NW Frigate St. Reporting approximately 5 minutes ago, a newer red Dodge Durango occupied by at least 2 teen females, driver is a black female, almost hit son in the front yard. Left skid marks in the lawn. 6:01pm, SR 20 Male just defecated on the side of the building. Witnessed by 2 employees. Currently in the customer service desk. Now leaving. 10:47pm, SR 20 Requesting phone call referencing caller saw a female and her son at store. They approached her when she was leaving the store and asked for a ride. She game them a ride to Candlewood. States it was an odd encounter. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Members, $18 for non members, $20 at the door. Purchase your ticket at www.iscoedc.com/?page_id=756 or call the Island County Economic Development Council office at (360) 678-6889. 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. Located just north of Oak Harbor (Dugualla Bay). Classes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings. Anacortes classes meet on Wednesday evenings. 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.

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“Right Brain Aerobics for Healing” Friday, March 14, 6:00pm-8:45pm Llynya’s, Freeland $20 New Class + Healing Circle. Learn RBA’s deep consciousness exercises to focus healing yourself & others; deep relaxation & de-stressing. Sandra Rodman, CEO. To register, call (425) 214-2926 or email sandra@rightbrainaerobics.com. For more information, visit www.RBAacademy.blogspot.com.

NRA Home Firearms Safety Class Saturday, March 15, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, 886 Gun Club Rd., Oak Harbor This class is designed to present the basic knowledge and skills and explain the attitude necessary for the safe handling and storing of guns in the home. The course will also familiarize participants with safe gun handling procedures and guidelines for storing pistols, rifles, and shotguns in the home. This is a NON-firing course; the emphasis is on safe handling, not marksmanship. The cost of the class is $20 and includes a book. For questions or to register, call (360) 675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbeysportsmen.org.

Paris, Amour et Amis Saturday, March 15, 9:30am-5:30pm Sunday, March 16, 9:30am-4:00pm NWLA, Langley Cost: $185 The French weekend intensive will include 12 hours of language and cultural activities led by Greta D’Amico, an experienced educator and long-time resident of France. Emphasis is on conversation in practical situations, complimented by cultural instruction and travel tips. A lively weekend full of cooking, games, language activities and much more. For further information and to register, contact NWLA at (360)321-2101 or programs@nwlanguageacademy.com.

Starting, Planting & Staking Dahlias Made Easy Saturday, March 15, 10:30am Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank Class Fee: $10 The instructors are John Willson, founder of Swede Hill Dahlia Sunflower Farm and Larry Childs, grower extraordinaire at Baby Island Dahlias. Please RSVP by calling (360) 678-1912, (360) 222-0121 or emailing meerkerk@whidbey. net.

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Thursday, March 20, 6:45pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Open to all, no late admittance. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

“Right Brain Aerobics for New Innovation & Creativity” Sunday, March 23, 10:00am-1:15pm Fine Balance Imaging Studios, Bayview $25 For Artists, Photographers, Writers, and Creative Thinkers. Spark new ideas “on the fly.” Sandra Rodman & guest Joe Menth. To register, call (425) 214-2926 or email sandra@ rightbrainaerobics.com. For more information, visit www. RBAacademy.blogspot.com.

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reAL estAte/rentALs MOVE-IN SPECIAL. $400 off the first month’s rent with a qualifying 12-month lease agreement. Rents are $795 for 2-bedroom; $810 for 3-bedroom with attached single car garages. $90 utilities cover water, sewer and garbage. Pets are accepted at an additional $35 per month pet rent. Call GO Realty at (360)679-4646. LANGLEY, WA: Retail Space 600 Sq Ft on First Street. Good view – high traffic area. langleyfirststreet@ gmail.com (206)275-0285 (0)

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. Whole body fender set for Suzuki 230 quad runner, orange, $125 cash only; Men’s ATV riding boots, size 11, used twice, like new, black, name brand Thor, $75 cash only. (360)3413214 for info. (0) No Cheating!

Parts for 94 YJ TJ Jeep Wrangler: Rear CV drive shaft; transmission, 5-speed manual, 4.0 6-cylinder; shifter, 4-cylinder, 5-speed. $500 for all. Cash only. Call (360)341-3214 (0) For Jeep Wrangler: Exhaust headers, stainless steel, # 33007075, 4.0 6-cylinder. Cash only, $100. (360)341-3214 (0) 2 welding jackets, one is size medium brand-name weldas, 1 is size large name brand weldmark. $40 each, cash only. (360)341-3214 (0) 4 studded tires for a Honda CRV. Used one season. Mounted on rims, $150. Cash only. (360)341-3214 (0) 1991 Honda Accord, one owner, 212K, comfortable car, runs good. Driver’s power window does not come down, $975. (360)678-7591 (0) Very nice truck canopy for 7-ft. bed. Brand new, lots of windows, $950 firm.(360)9693671 (0)

gArAge/estAte sALes American Legion Spring Bazaar, April 5, 9am - 5pm. $15 for single space, $25 for double space. Please call (360)3215696 for an application. Handmade and commercial vendors, inside spaces available, outside

spaces depending on weather conditions. (0) Save the Date! Kiwanis 11th Annual Beachcombers Bazaar, Saturday, July 12, 9:00am – 3pm at Windjammer Park. Ultimate antique, craft and yard sale! Spaces are available for anyone. Contact: Harry Turner (360)679-3799 or Email: fang6_5@msn.com or Call the Chamber of Commerce (360)675-3755. (0)

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.

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 Handyman/Carpentar looking for work and/or small odd jobs. Have skill, tools, references, and truck. All jobs considered, please call Scott, (360)6755470. Family needs help! (0)

JoB MArket Manager/stylist wanted for busy beauty salon. Free booth rental and retail sales incentives. Send resume to hawaiiningirlie@aol. com 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)

Prima Bistro is looking for a full time dishwasher/prep cook, must be at least 18, experience preferred. Apply any day after 11:30 in person at Prima Bistro, 201 1/2 1st St (upstairs above the Star Store), Langley (6.03)

instrUMents Casio Keyboard - Privia in pristine condition, with manual and box. Full size keyboard with collapsable stand. $250 obo. Please contact Anna (360)5794497 (1)

Lessons Looking for guitar students. All ages welcome, all styles and genre taught. From beginner to advanced, one-on-one lessons. Please call Scott for more info, (360)675-5470.

CLothing/ACCessories One pair of Red Wing 8-inch water resistant work boots. New, still in box. Size 9E. Retail $180 asking $75. (360)3415894 (1)

APPLiAnCes Brand new Chef’s Choice 830 WafflePro Heart Waffle Iron, in original box. $25. Photos available. Call (360)678-1167 Refrigerator: GE profile side by side, ice and water in the door, white $125 boo. (360)331-4451 or (360)914-2963 (0)

hoUseWAres Two (2) Stainless Steel Chafing Dishes. 8-qt, 14” x 22”. One has 3 separate heating containers, the other a single container.

Complete, only used once, like new. $30 each or $50 for both. Call Pat (360)720-2116 (0)

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 4 Matching antique chairs w/gorgeous padded leather seats, tall leather & carved wood backs. $400/set. Have Pictures. (360)341-2172 (0) Beautiful Teak Roll Top Desk is striking with burl inlays. Under the locking roll top is large green marble writing area (w/

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pull-out lighting), 3-cubbies, 3-drawers, & 3-paper slots. There are 4 sm. drawers across top. Below are 7 full drawers (3 locking with keys which are included). Dimensions: 26”w x 56”l x 58”h. Top half can be removed for easier moving and hauling. $799 obo. Pictures available. (360)341-2172 (0) Nautical Table sporting crossed oar paddle legs w/inlaid beach “scene” under glass top, very unique and attractive. $100; Matching 34” Table Lamps w/ glass bases filled w/approx. 25 lbs. collectible shells, $50 ea. obo; “Cutty Sark” Model Ship in full sail display 12” x 12”, $30. (360)341-2172 (0) 3 Antique tables, $150 ea. obo: Unique 26” Round Table flips to one side on three flared leg pedestal base. Beautiful solid pieced wood top w/brass hardware. Elegant Coffee Table, burl like top in curved design, carved wood trim. 2-tier Lovely Italian inlaid designs End Table. Pictures available. (360)3412172 (0) 7’ Couch. Reclines at both ends. Comes w/center pull down, 2 cup holder table. Off-white background w/ lt & dk blues, greys & browns in attractive design that fits easily into any décor. In great shape, $100. Have pictures. Clinton, (360)341-2172 (0) Love seat, plaid, barely used, 2 cushions. $325; 700-watt microwave w/carousel, $25; Small TV $25. (360)678-8497 (0)

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

Two baskets: $5 each; Backpack, like new: $35; Barbecue tool set: $3. Photos available. (360)678-1167. Miscellaneous lumber; PVC pipe. 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. Vista Series wood stove with powerful heat output to 1500 square feet, 18-inch logs. Complete chimney set and extras sold separately. $799. Joshua (360)320-0756 (0) Old Antique Wagon Wheel, very heavy, metal and wood,

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 ParaBody Home Gym 225, excellent condition, $250, (360)672-5520 or (360)3215520 (0) Exercise and weight machine. Sit and lift weights, 6-ft. high, lots of weights, $150. (360)969-3671 (0) Used bicycles in good condition, big and small. $25 to $45 each. (360)341-5894 (1)

AniMALs/sUPPLies 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 3 horses must go to GOOD forever homes. Due to health and injuries unable to ride/care for them, $230 each. Located North Whidbey Island, call for further information. (360)6794374 (0)

WAnted Looking for good used Aquarium preferably 30 gallon and small glass jars. This is for my Vivarium hobbie. Sell/trade reasonably priced. (360)7307981 (1)

Free 4 Metal kitchen chairs with vinyl seats. (360)678-7591 (0)

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ACross 1. Crack 6. Kiss 10. Ices 14. Fergie, formally 15. “___ bitten, twice shy” 16. After-dinner drink 17. Surround and blockade a city 18. Sycamore, e.g. (2 wds) 20. Brown earth pigments 22. Persia, now 23. Drops on blades 24. Internet junkie (2 wds) 26. ___ carte (2 wds) 27. “Star Trek” rank: Abbr. 28. Bird ___ 29. Dwell on 31. Clamorous 33. Attired 34. Easily moved to anger (hyphenated) 39. Can of worms? 40. Angler’s gear 41. Branch of mathematics 45. Bit 46. French vineyard 49. National Institutes of Health (acronym)

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