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According to a Mercedes Benz TV commercial which I heard during last week's Olympics, “the best way to predict the future is to create it.” Better get crackin', column lips, only 1164 words left to go.

E-mail of the week This week's e-mail of the week is from a dear friend who has raised premium line, purebred golden retrievers most of her life. I have had the pleasure of petting, hugging, feeding, and throwing the ball for many of her wonderful pups. As my dear friend fights glaucoma, shingles, and the aging process, her sense of humor is an inspiration for us all. Evidenced by the following e-mail, reprinted here without her permission. “The day started out a wee bit early. Kristi woke up at 10:00. So, we all got up at 10:00. Kristi has one of those barks that goes right through your ears and explodes in your head. Brushed my teeth, put the coffee water on, and began on their breakfast. Everything in the morning is carefully coordinated. Teeth, coffee, starting their breakfast...some of which is heated. Got the bowls out in proper order, and started putting the vitamins and so forth in each bowl. Let me tell you, when you are losing your sight, specifically with glaucoma, your peripheral vision just ain't good. First thing, somehow the lid wasn't secure on the Vitamin E jar, just opened with 500 little new pills. Dropped the whole thing on the floor. On hands and knees trying to get all 500 of those little suckers back into the bottle. Of course, both my vacuums had quit working a week or so ago, so...there I am with my magnifying glass and flashlight trying to find all of them. Water kettle screaming. Go in to make my cup of coffee. You know, little holder for the beans on top of the cup. Really have to watch pouring the boiling water nowadays. Successful, and then I knocked over the whole damn thing.

"Simple,” said the manager of the Irish firm. “On question number 7, our other applicant, the young Norwegian man, wrote down: 'I don't know.’ You put down, 'Neither do I.’" Heavenly concerns St. Peter to St. Francis: “You know all about gardens and nature. What in the world is going on down there on the planet? What happened to the dandelions, violets, milkweeds and stuff God started eons ago? He had a perfect no-maintenance garden plan. Those plants grow in any type of soil, withstand drought and multiply with abandon. The nectar from the long-lasting blossoms attracts butterflies, honey bees and flocks of songbirds. We expected to see a vast garden of colors by now. But, all we see are these green rectangles.” St. Francis: “It's the tribes that settled there, St. Peter. The Suburbanites. They started calling flowers 'weeds' and went to great lengths to kill them and replace them with grass.” St. Peter: “Grass? But, it's so boring. It's not colorful. It doesn't attract butterflies, birds and bees; only grubs and sod worms. It's sensitive to temperatures. Do these Suburbanites really want all that grass growing there?”

St. Francis: “Apparently not. As soon as it grows a little, they cut it–sometimes twice a week.” St. Peter: “They cut it? Do they then bale it like hay?” St. Francis: “Not exactly. Most of them rake it up and put it in bags.” St. Peter: “They bag it? Why? Is it a cash crop? Do they sell it?”

St. Peter: “These Suburbanites must be relieved in the summer when we cut back on the rain and turn up the heat. That surely slows the growth and saves them a lot of work.”

Down on my knees again, flashlight and magnifying glass in hand, looking for the brown pills on a brown rug.

St. Francis: “You aren't going to believe this, St. Peter. When the grass stops growing so fast, they drag out hoses and pay more money to water it, so they can continue to mow it and pay to get rid of it.”

Patti Help wanted Murphy applied for a job at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin. A Norwegian man also applied for the same job. Since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test. Both candidates were then led by the manager to a quiet room for testing. When the results were in, both men had scored the same–19 correct out of 20. The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview, but we've decided to give the job to the young Norwegian.” Murphy was shocked. "And why would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct. This being Ireland, and me being Irish, surely I should get the job.” The manager was quick to respond–"We have made our decision, not because of your correct

located off 525 at Bakken & Firehouse roads. We have great programs lined up for the next year, with interesting speakers, member participation, and optional garden-related craft activities. Come visit us for our first meeting this season, September 1:

THE PROGRAM WILL BE: GARDEN BASICS with Annie Horton Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for refreshments and socializing. A short meeting begins promptly at 10 a.m. followed by the program.

St. Francis: “No, just the opposite. They pay to throw it away.”

St. Francis: “Yes.”

So jolly ho to everyone. I am going to bed before I can get into anymore trouble.”

meets the first Thursday of every month at the Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse,

St. Peter: “The spring rains and warm weather probably make grass grow really fast. That must make the Suburbanites happy.”

Back to kids' breakfast. Hadn't done all the vitamins, and the one RX. Opened Jinx thyroid, set bottle on counter and knocked it over. Pills all over kingdom come.

Since that all happened before noon, I shook off the British comment that somewhere it was cocktail hour in the British Kingdom, and resisted opening a bottle of champagne to celebrate my small success. However, I have managed some good inroads in the Zinfandel this evening.

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St. Francis: “Apparently so. They go to great pains to grow it and keep it green. They begin each spring by fertilizing grass and poisoning any other plant that crops up in the lawn.”

Managed to clean most of it up.

Hopefully, I got everything.


Murphy, still surprised, evidenced his confusion– "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?”

St. Peter: “Now, let me get this straight. They fertilize grass so it will grow. And, when it does grow, they cut it off and pay to throw it away?”

Getting down is hard enough...but...getting up is a pain in the ass.


answers, but because of the one and only question which you got wrong.”

Coffee grounds, boiling water all over the counter, the calendar, the bills, everything.

Realized I should have run (don't you just love to find my Sherlock Holmes hat, but I was getting pretty sick of the whole thing by now.

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St. Peter: “What nonsense. At least they kept some of the trees. That was a sheer stroke of genius, if I do say so myself. The trees grow leaves in the spring to provide beauty and shade in the summer. In the autumn, they fall to the ground and form a natural blanket to keep moisture in the soil and protect the trees and bushes. It's a natural cycle of life.” St. Francis: “You better sit down. The Suburbanites have drawn a new circle. As soon as the leaves fall, they rake them into great piles and pay to have them hauled away.” St. Peter: “No! What do they do to protect the shrub and tree roots in the winter to keep the soil moist and loose?” St. Francis: “After throwing away the leaves, they go out and buy something which they call mulch. They haul it home and spread it around in place of the leaves.” St. Peter: “And where do they get this mulch?” St. Francis: “They cut down trees and grind them up to make the mulch.” St. Peter: “Enough! I don't want to think about this anymore. St. Catherine, you're in charge of the Arts. What movie have you scheduled for us tonight?” St. Catherine: “'Dumb and Dumber', St. Peter. It's a story about...” St. Peter: “Never mind, I think I just heard the whole story from St. Francis.” To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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Bits & Pieces Shop” meetings being held in August and September.

Meetings are scheduled for August 30 and September 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Building 130, Gallery Golf Course. Information handouts will cover on-base hunting permit requirements, hunting areas and base access procedures. Hunters may register, pay the $13 permit fee and receive an installation hunting permit.

Letters to the Editor Editor, The primary election is now behind us and our focus turns to the general election. I would like to thank everyone who supported me during the primary, and for encouraging me to continue our work together to make our communities better places to work and live. I want to extend my thanks and appreciation to Nick Petrish for his above-board and straightforward approach to the campaign. He handled himself professionally during forums and public events, and his positions on the various issues were presented in a thoughtful and respectful manner. Also, a mail piece was recently distributed by an outside organization that portrays Angie Homola in an unflattering manner. This piece was a complete surprise to me. I do not condone such actions and have reiterated to my campaign staff and supporters that I have not and will never authorize literature such as this. Campaigns should be all about the issues and who is best prepared and suited for making the recommendations and decisions that affect all our lives. Barbara Bailey, Senate Candidate 10th LD (R)

Outdoor Burning Restricted In Island County Total Burn Ban In Effect No outdoor burning of natural debris – even with a permit. No open fires, including cooking fires on both improved and unimproved lands except charcoal and gas BBQ grills are allowed on improved, non-combustible surfaces a minimum of 10 feet from natural vegetation. Proclamation and Public Notice WHEREAS, by August 18, 2016, atmospheric conditions of reduced moisture levels, low humidity and warmer weather, combined with the reduced availability of fire-fighting resources, may cause a risk of fire within the confines of Island County, THEREFORE, in concurrence with the Fire Protection Districts of Whidbey and Camano Islands and the Northwest Clean Air Agency, I, Sheriff Mark C. Brown, serving as the Island County Fire Marshal, do hereby proclaim that a restriction on outdoor burning exists within the entirety of Island County, and that as of 8:00am, August 18, 2016, ALL outdoor fires – even those previously approved by permit -shall not be kindled, ignited or maintained. Report violations to 911 This Ban will remain in effect until further notice. Outdoor Burning Information For Island County call (360) 679-7350 on North Whidbey, (360) 321-5111 ext 7350 on South Whidbey, and (360) 629-4522 ext 7350 on Camano Island For Northwest Clean Air Agency call (360) 428-1617 [Submitted by Wylie Farr, Island County Sheriff Office]

Meeting and Permit Required to Hunt on Base People interested in hunting on NAS Whidbey Island property during the 2016-2017 season are invited to attend one of two “One-Stop-

Civilian hunters may participate in the pheasant release and upland game program on the installation. In order to participate in these on-base hunting programs, all civilian hunters must submit to a National Crime Information Check (NCIC) background check at NAS Whidbey Island prior to being issued an installation hunting permit. To request access to hunt and get an NCIC background check, you must pick up the required form at the base’s Pass & ID office (building 2853, 360-257-5620) just outside Langley Gate at Ault Field. Langley Gate is located on Langley Boulevard and is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday – Friday. You may complete that form at home or fill it out at Pass & ID and have your check done on the spot. Barring any potential issues, a NCIC check can be completed in five minutes. When you submit your request you are required to sign it in person at Pass & ID and present proper Personal Identification when you sign the form. Please be aware that no background check can be initiated after 3:00pm, so please keep this in mind when planning your visit for background check processing. Upon successful completion of the background check, you will be given documentation that you will need to bring with you when getting your installation hunting permit. Please plan ahead to meet this requirement! Your understanding and patience is appreciated in meeting this new requirement. All hunters must have a Washington State hunting license in order to be issued a permit. There are no vendors of State licenses available on the installation. Hunters must present all licenses for the species they wish to hunt to acquire an installation hunting permit. Specific documents required to get your installation hunting permit are: Pheasant and upland game hunters must bring your DoD-issued identification or State-issued identification and approved NCIC background check and a Western Washington Pheasant License (with odd/even selection). Waterfowl hunters must present your DoDissued identification card, Washington State small game license, State migratory bird validation and Federal duck stamp (attached to license and signed across the face). Deer hunters must present DoD-issued identification card, Washington State big game license with archery only deer option and transport tag. Questions may be directed to John Phillips, (360) 257-8873, at the installation Environmental Office.

Matthew Laslo’s “Magic Now” at WICA Matthew Laslo, who makes his television debut this summer on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”, brings his award-winning magic and illusions to WICA. “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” is a popular TV series that features some of the world’s finest magicians performing their best tricks in front of a live, Las Vegas audience. Matthew was the youngest performer chosen from hundreds of contenders for a show that airs August 31, 2016 at 8:00pm on the CW network. At just 15 years old, Laslo is an award-winning, accomplished performer who brings a youthful, fresh approach to the art of magic. He performs both close-up and grand illusions that thrill audiences of all ages. Matthew fell in love with the art of magic at seven years of age and has since worked hard to hone LOCALLY OPERATED. services, outreach to connect homeless youth with resources such as drug and alcohol treatment, and other assistance to young adults age 18 through 24 in communities throughout Washington state.

his skills by regularly performing whenever and wherever he can. At nine years of age, he filled in for a magician that cancelled for a local event and he’s been hooked ever since. In 2013, he launched his first full-length illusion show and regularly performs for sold out houses.

On Whidbey Island that support is critically needed. In the 2014-15 school year, approximately 200 youth ages 12-24 were unaccompanied (living on their own) trying to access homeless services and housing last year, 104 of those attending school.

For his 2016 summer tour he is thrilled to present his new show, “Magic Now.” “I am using more current and relatable props alongside my favorite updated classics of magic. I want my show to reflect what is relevant for audiences today. Magic is an art form that demonstrates that life is not always what it seems. It makes people believe in the impossible and brings you into the wonderful world of the imagination,” says Laslo. “There is a level of sophistication to what I am doing right now that fits my audiences that is usually 3/4 adults, but of course it’s great for all ages.” Joining him is his lovely and talented assistant Kate Fetherolf.

Ryan’s House For Youth is the only organization specifically devoted to unaccompanied homeless youth ages 12-24. On an average day, between 12-15 young people stop by the drop-in center to have a meal, take a shower, wash clothes, take a nap, and talk with a case manager. Over the last few years, they have seen the numbers of youth in need rise sharply. Executive Director Lori Cavender says “The young people we meet lack the support of a family and have nowhere to go. They come to us for basic needs and caring adults who show love and support.” While success is a common goal for many of these young people, going to school is a challenge. “They’re tired, hungry, and are focused on where they will lay their head or get their next meal. How do you focus on your studies under all of that stress, it is an impossible task,” say Cavender.

“Magic Now” is high-energy entertainment, with lots of comedy and audience participation. A recent reviewer wrote, “Loved Matthew Laslo’s magic show! I was expecting a well done amateur performance and got a Vegas quality show!” All seats $15. Purchase tickets online at www. or call the Box Office at (800) 638-7631 or (360) 221-8268. [Submitted by Donna Laslo]

Museum Hosts Sunnyside Cemetery Labor Day Tour Sunnyside Cemetery Historian and Author Theresa Trebon will lead a one-hour tour of the historic Sunnyside Cemetery, on Cemetery Road in Coupeville on Monday, September 5, from 11:00am to 12 noon. “The tour is more than a stroll through an old cemetery. Theresa has done extensive research on the early settlers of this area and she really brings their stories to life” said Museum Director, Rick Castellano. “I think the best way to understand local history is to better understand those who were here before us,” he said. Sunnyside Cemetery, a pioneer burying ground, is located on central Whidbey Island, near Coupeville. Its establishment began with the burial of Winfield Ebey in 1865. In 1869, his sister, Mary Ebey Bozarth sold the one and a quarter acre where he was buried to the county for $1.00. While there are older grave markers there, such as Rebecca Ebey, 1853, they were actually exhumed and transferred to Sunnyside. Since that time, there have been six parcels of acreage added to Sunnyside, keeping pace with Whidbey Island’s expanding population. The tours, started years ago by historian and pioneer descendant Roger Sherman are traditionally offered twice per year; on Memorial Day and Labor Day. The hour-long tours are popular with all ages, but can offer some challenges for those with limited mobility, as the cemetery is on a hillside. Reservations are recommended. Tour passes are $8 per person. Call (360) 678-3310 to be added to the tour list, or for any questions. [Submitted by Rick Castellano, Island County Museum]

Ryan’s House For Youth Receives State Funding to Expand Outreach Through it’s Drop-in Center to the Homeless Youth on Whidbey Island Young people on Whidbey who struggle to find safety and stability will get a sense of hope and critical support thanks to new state funding. Ryan’s House For Youth plans to reach 50 additional homeless youth through its new Drop-in Center located in Coupeville. The Office of Homeless Youth awarded $2.5 million to local agencies throughout the state to provide critical services for at-risk and homeless youth. Grant awardees will provide important services, including emergency housing and rental assistance, crisis intervention

With the infusion of state dollars, many of those young people will get connected to a safe place to sleep alongside crisis intervention services to help them reconnect with family or find an appropriate housing placement that is safe and stable. The Office of Homeless Youth was created in the Department of Commerce by the Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Act in 2015. The office’s work is guided by a 12-member advisory committee consisting of 8 governor-appointed members and four state legislators. Learn more at http://www. [Submitted by Lori Cavender, Ryan’s House For Youth]

Historic Preservation Commission The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking two applicants to serve on the Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC). Applicants should have a demonstrated interest, experience or knowledge in history, historic preservation, architecture, design, landscape architecture, cultural landscapes and/or related disciplines. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) members for 3 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. Commission members work with the Town of Coupeville, Island County and Ebey’s Reserve Trust Board staff to process applications for Certificates of Appropriateness for properties located within Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Ebey’s Landing Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) consists of nine members, four (4) members appointed by the Council of the Town of Coupeville; four (4) members appointed by Island County; and one (1) member appointed jointly by Island County and the Town of Coupeville. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Historic Preservation Commission Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, September 12, 2016. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, July 22 4:36pm, Honeymoon Lake Dr. Advising 2 people have lit a beaver dam on fire. Seen from location, lots of smoke.

THURSDAY, July 28 10:43am, SE Regatta Dr. Reporting party advising 4 raccoons hissing at caller’s contractor at location.

SATURDAY, July 23 1:49pm, SR 20 Caller wants to speak to an officer about people not entering credit card numbers correctly, ranting about credit card fraud.

12:26pm, NW Clipper Dr. Caller advising found knife sticking up from grass in from yard. Large size cutting knife. Has inside for pick up.

4:13pm, SR 20 Caller advising subject shoplifted a salad. MONDAY, July 25 8:45pm, NW Hiyu Dr. Advising son is not doing anything he is being told. TUESDAY, July 26 8:40am, SW Harrier Cir. Caller requesting phone call referencing her “health files are being compromised.” 9:33am, NW Anchor Dr. Advising vehicles spray painted, hers & neighbors. Both say “f*** the police.” 1:21pm, SW 17th Ave. Reporting party requesting call referencing house being egged last night. WEDNESDAY, July 27 10:37am, SW Bowmer St. Requesting call. Reporting her daughter’s boss poked her in arm at work last night.

5:46pm, SE 8th Ave. Caller requesting contact referencing roommate walking in on her while she was changing. 10:27pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller advising his downstairs neighbor keeps honking his horn, is annoying him. Would like it to stop. Ongoing problem. FRIDAY, July 29 10:22am, NE Kettle St. Reporting she was taken advantage of in a romance scam online. 11:35am, NE Ronhaar St. Would like to file a report on subject who is irritating him. 1:49pm, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting male subject parked bicycle in handicap parking spot at location, then threw V8 cans in the parking lot. Suspects they are stolen from location, unsure.

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9:21pm, SW 6th Ave. Caller was in backyard mowing lawn and a black suitcase came flying over her fence. Ran out front and saw two young males, one with a skateboard.

FRIDAY, August 5 10:44am, N. Oak Harbor St. Caller advising subjects are being loud, sexually. Advising noises are disturbing a child who shares wall with the unit.

SATURDAY, July 30 9:58am, SE Bayshore Dr. Caller walking by, female came out on balcony and said to call 911. Only wearing a bra and said “there is blood everywhere.” Female went back inside.

2:56pm, SE Jerome St. Caller reporting group of kids cutting tree limbs with axe. SATURDAY, August 6 3:49pm, SR 20 Caller advising a watermelon was thrown at their windows and doors.

4:00pm, SE Midway Blvd. Female is lost. When asked for last name said "which one do I use," doesn’t know where she lives.

SUNDAY, August 7 3:45am, N. Oak Harbor St. Caller advising not an emergency. She doesn’t feel mentally stable to walk to Haggen and would like a ride.

SUNDAY, July 31 8:12am, SW Harrier Cir. Neighbors slamming and banging against wall trying to keep caller from sleeping and trying to intimidate him.

MONDAY, August 8 3:31pm, NE Barron Dr. Reporting party advising neighbor is taking photos of her without permission.

8:56pm, SR 20 & SW Swantown Ave. Reporting party states juvenile female (possibly 9 years old) looks scared. Holding sign, requesting a check. MONDAY, August 1 9:21am, NW Cathlamet Dr. Caller reporting bucket of dungeness crab found at intersection. 4:39pm, NE 16th Ave. Caller advising neighbor yelled at him about smoking.

5:34pm, NE Izett St. Caller reporting roommate may be stealing her property and doesn’t want her to return to this location. TUESDAY, August 9 3:50pm, NW Midway Blvd. Caller states male subject following “bus 10” for a while. People are in danger on bus.

TUESDAY, August 2 11:16am, SE Glencoe St. Animals standing on furniture, looking out window at passersby. Caller wants a check to be sure they aren’t abandoned. 2:11pm, NE 7th Ave. Reporting someone scratched a cross in her vehicle. Believes it occurred overnight. THURSDAY, August 4 10:03am, SR 20 Reporting party advising a male got haircut and left without paying for it.

4:02pm, SR 20 Caller advising a small snake is inside the building.

THURSDAY, August 11 11:39am, SR 20 The caller advising she lost a box of oxycodone and needs police report so she can get another prescription. 10:33pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising a commercial truck clipped the roof of the building.

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Founder’s Day: 1916 - 2016 Thursday, August 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm 162 Cemetery Road, Coupeville Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service at Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. Introducing the new Prairie Overlook Interpretive Panels and the new Pratt Loop Trail. Light refreshments served. For more information, visit

The Gin Game Friday, August 26, 7:30pm Saturday, August 27, 7:30pm Sunday, August 28, 4:00pm Black Box Theater, Langley Tickets: $18 adults, $14 students/seniors OutCast Productions is excited to present this Pulitzer Prize winning play by D.L. Coburn. Tickets can be purchased by credit card through Brown Paper Tickets at or reserve seats and pay at the door by emailing ocp@

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, August 27, 8:00am-12:00pm Coupeville Masonic Center, 8th & N Main St. Cost: $8/Adults, $4/Children 12 & under Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, orange juice, coffee or tea.

Summer Open Studio Tour Saturday, August 27, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 28, 10:00am-5:00pm Various Locations, Whidbey Island An opportunity to meet the artists, see works completed and in progress. While traveling from studio to studio enjoy the diverse beauty of scenic Whidbey Island. Pick up a booklet listing studios at the Visitors Centers. For more information, go to WhidbeyWorkingArtists. com

South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market Sunday, August 28, 11:00am-2:00pm 2812 Thompson Road, Langley Expect a spirited concert at the Market when Anya Grimm and Arthur Keast, finalists in the Washington State Nashville Country/Oldies Star contest (http://wanashvillecountrystar. org), perform. They are joined by Mask Price and Rumi Keast, sopranos, and Lisa Maria d’Aquila, pianist. Yoshi and Janice Kato sing and perform ukulele for a short interlude at noon. Enjoy late summer produce and concessions. SNAP customers get double value on purchases. FMNP coupons accepted too. Free WiFi, plenty of parking and clean restrooms. For more information, visit or call (360) 321-0757.

Bluegrass in the Barn Sunday, August 28, 1:00pm-3:00pm Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road Bring your stringed instrument and singin’ voice for a Bluegrass Jam in the historic barn of Greenbank Farm. Prepare a few tunes to play as we go around the jam circle. All levels and ages welcomed. There is no admission charge. Donations for music programs are appreciated.

The Gin Game Thursday, September 1, 7:30pm Friday, September 2, 7:30pm Saturday, September 3, 7:30pm Black Box Theater, Langley Tickets: $18 adults, $14 students/seniors OutCast Productions is excited to present this Pulitzer Prize winning play by D.L. Coburn. Tickets can be purchased by credit card through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brown- or reserve seats and pay at the door by emailing ocp@ All tickets for the Sept. 1 show are $12.

Star Party Friday, September 2, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, email or visit

Island Shakespeare Festival Thursdays - Sundays, through Sept. 11, 6:00pm Island Shakespeare Amphitheater, Langley Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” directed by Susannah Rose Woods; Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” directed by Corey D. McDaniel; Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” adapted and directed by Julie Beckman. No ticket reservations necessary; pay what you will. Performances are in rotating repertory so you can easily enjoy all three in one weekend. Picnicking is encouraged.  Children under 4 not allowed. Call (360) 331-2939 or visit www. for more information. The Island Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater is located at 5746 Maxwelton Road.

Coupeville Farmers Market Saturdays through October 8, 10:00am-2:00pm Community Green, Alexander St, Coupeville Free Old fashioned country farmers market. Lots of locally grown produce, local artisans’ creations, locally baked goods. Wholesome fun for the whole family.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group Thursday, August 25, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Richard Ford’s “The Sportswriter.” It’s hard to imagine a book illuminating the texture of everyday life more brilliantly, or capturing the truth of human emotions more honestly, than Ford does in his account of an alienated scribe in the New Jersey suburbs. For adults. Family Storytime Thursday, August 25, 9:30am & 10:30am Oak Harbor Library Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. On Your Mark, Get Set, Build with Magformers! Thursday, August 25, 12:00pm-6:30pm Clinton Library Come and build with Magformers, a magnetic construction set. Work together or independently to build and create. Drop by anytime; stay for ten minutes or stay for an hour. Power Job Searching Thursday, August 25, 5:30pm-7:00pm Freeland Library Learn how to use the Job & Career Accelerator and LearningExpress databases to become a power job searcher. You’ll also find out how to access through the library. Take your job search to the next level through these free resources. Everyone is welcome. Made By Hand: Fabric Wreaths Saturday, August 27, 11:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Have a lot of fabric scraps you don’t want to throw away? Bring them (or pick from

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our collection!) to make beautiful handmade wreaths – no sewing required! From your beloved sports team, to your teen’s room decor, to your favorite holiday, the color schemes are endless! All materials provided (feel free to bring embellishments!). Registration required. Roleplaying Game Club Wednesday, August 31, 4:00pm-6:00pm Oak Harbor Library Join your friends and try your hand at creating your own heroic saga playing Dungeons and Dragons. Snacks provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale Saturday, September 3, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices! All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Freeland Library.

Religious Services Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 221-8174.

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., 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)263-2704, email, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at

Living Circle: Friends on the Path Every Sunday, 11:00am 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)3202081, email, or visit

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.

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Next week, we observe Labor Day, a celebration of the American worker. And there’s a lot to celebrate, because our workers have accomplished great things and, in the process, demonstrated a variety of impressive character traits – many of which also can be useful to investors. For example: • Perseverance – Have you ever read about an inventor who failed dozens of times before finally hitting on a winner? Or a scientist who studied the same problem for decades before discovering a revolutionary solution? All kinds of workers display this type of perseverance, in one form or another. As an investor, you, too, will need this “stick-to-itiveness” because you will face challenges. Markets will drop, individual investments may disappoint, tax laws may change, and so on. But if you’re patient, and you follow a long-term strategy that’s based on your needs, risk tolerance and time horizon, you can overcome those obstacles that may be blocking progress toward your goals. • Inquisitiveness – During your own work, you’ve probably found that you can improve your effectiveness simply by asking a few questions or otherwise learning a little more about your tasks at hand. As an investor, you’ll also find that knowledge is power – because the more you know about investing and investments, the better prepared you can be when making decisions. Sometimes, this knowledge can help you look past the so-called experts who are touting the “next hot stock.” Other times, your curiosity may lead you to find new opportunities. In any case, learn as much as you can, and if you work with a financial professional, ask questions – as many as necessary. The investment world is fascinating, and it can be complex – but it is also understandable to those who make the effort. • Flexibility – When something isn’t working, you may need to try another approach. Successful workers know this – and so do successful investors. Suppose, for example, you have been trying to boost your overall return by buying and selling investments. After a while, you may realize that such behavior is costly – in more ways than one. You will likely rack up fees and commissions, you may incur the highest rate of capital gains taxes (assessed on investments held less than one year), and you will be disrupting any cohesive investment strategy you’ve established. Upon recognizing these problems, you could decide to “switch gears” and follow a long-term, “buy-and-hold” strategy. That’s flexibility – and that’s a great attribute for investors. • Vision – Good workers have a clear picture of what they want to accomplish – and they know what they must do reach their goal. As an investor, you also need to establish a vision of where you want to go and how you can get there. So when contemplating your retirement, try to foresee the lifestyle you hope to lead – will you travel the world or stay close to home, pursuing your hobbies? Then, use this vision to help guide your actions, such as increasing your contributions to your 401(k) or IRA, or changing the investment mix within these accounts. Transferring what you learn from the working world to the investment arena can help make investing a less laborious – and potentially more enjoyable – process. So put that knowledge to good use. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Carol Chaplin has always been at home in the water. Her first real memory of it was at the age of 4, when she fearlessly jumped into a hot spring while her mother’s back was turned and came up laughing, much to her mother’s consternation and relief. Chaplin went on to become a well-known distance swimmer, and has chronicled her life’s story in her new autobiography “By the Sea,” which she will be autographing Friday, Aug. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. during a book signing and ice cream social at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome Street. Born six weeks early in Dinuba, Calif., Chaplin faced respiratory health issues early on. But as she grew, so did her love of the water. Her family moved to San Diego when she was 5, but from the ages of 7 to 14, she would beg to spend summers with her grandparents in Laguna Beach. Even at the tender age of 7, she was known to break her father’s rules of never going more than thigh-deep into the water because of the tides and currents. “Of course, he didn’t go all the time, and I wanted to all the time – spent most of the days there all the time,” Chaplin said. “Pretty soon I was out over my head and I got rolled so many times on the beach, I think the Man upstairs saved me; I should have drowned so many times.” Just before Chaplin was to enter high school, her grandparents sold their Laguna Beach home. Always on the athletic side, but preferring to spend time with her friends and on her studies, Chaplin stayed close to home. This was also

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Summer Studio Tour is a feast for the senses By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Whidbey Island is nearly synonymous with beauty, creativity and art. There will be an abundance of all that on display this weekend as Whidbey Working Artists, part of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, presents its Summer Open Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 27 and 28. There will be 52 artists at 37 locations all over Whidbey, sharing their work with the public. “It’s about educating people to the work and the community of artists on the island, which is diverse, varied and huge,” said Kay Parsons, who is a participating artist and one of the tour coordinators. One of the things that appeals to those who do the tour, according to Parsons, is the opportunity to see how artists create their pieces, which is a different experience than a gallery. How an artist works in his or her own space surprises people. “Each discipline or each media has process,” she said. “One of the things that surprises people is the steps in process, because this is about appreciation of the hand crafted. Living in a mass market culture, people don’t realize that every piece is work, every piece has a lot of hours of learning and failing and mastery of craft.” Seeing creative spaces and what inspires artists is another part of what makes the studio tour so appealing. “It adds depth to any piece of art and it gives a glimpse into how something’s crafted and the amount of work,” said Parsons. “Artists all across the tour will be demonstrating.”

Book Cover Local author Carol Chaplin shares the story of her years as a long distance swimmer and her life in her new autobiography, “By the Sea.”

And there will be much to see, from paintings to pottery, sculpture to woodworking, fiber arts, glass blowing, jewelry making, basket making and much, much more.

“We do try to represent the whole island,” she said. “It’s a continual surprise the number of artists we have. We have new artists every year and several of our artists came here specifically for our arts community.”

Whidbey sculptor Sue Taves has been participating in the tour from its beginning in 2004. “I like talking to people about creating art while we’re in my studio space so I can show them the tools and the raw stone and works in process,” she said. “It’s fun to share my love of stone and the process of carving with others. “I think seeing artists in their studio space is inspiring,” Taves continued. “It brings one closer to the creative process and reminds people of the power of engaging in their own creativity.” Abstract artist Kathleen Secrest is relatively new to Whidbey Island, having arrived here last October. She is looking forward to her first studio tour. “I’m looking forward to meeting people, especially Whidbey people,” she said. “I’m interested in what type of art they like and what they see in my art. The great thing about abstract art is that everyone sees something different depending on their point of reference. It is always exciting and informative to hear what someone sees when they look at my art.” Of course, living on Whidbey Island provides more than enough inspiration to go around. “We’ve got the water, we’ve got the beaches, we’ve got the forests and we’ve got the mountains,” said Parsons. “It doesn’t really matter which direction you look.” “I think living here where nature is a part of everyday life is a great inspiration,” agreed Taves. “We are surrounded by such beauty,

drawing that into my sculpture comes easily, and there is no shortage of ideas.” “My art has changed since coming here. I’m inspired by the plants, trees and water that surround me,” said Secrest. “The abundant natural world I see each day has had a profound effect on my choice of color and the shapes I work with. “There are so many artists here working and exploring their craft,” she continued. “It is an inspiration and the thing that keeps me going. You can almost feel it in the air.” “You have so many people that make this huge effort toward being conscious about personal use, about recycling, repurposing, re-using,” said Parsons. “And the whole community is geared towards that. It’s not a mass market community.” Parsons said the talent on Whidbey Island extends even further than the artists’ studios. “Our farmers are artisans,” she said. “Our chefs, they’re artisans. I mean, when you look around the entire community, people approach their businesses, everything, as creatively as artists. I think that’s the thing that makes so many people gravitate toward Whidbey.” There is no charge to participate in the studio tour and people can pick and choose which studios they would like to visit. A list of participating artists and a map is on page 2 and online at

While putting the tour together is a lot of work, Parsons said it is worth it to give people a chance to show off not only Whidbey Island but the depth and scope of its resident artists. “It gives us an opportunity to show not only the island but the visitors to the island what a tremendous community this is,” said Parsons. “I love being a part of sharing that. The arts community here is pretty spectacular.”

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Goosefoot helps South Whidbey School Garden grow By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It is a beautiful day on South Whidbey. The birds are singing, bees are buzzing and kids are laughing and enjoying a morning at the school farm behind the South Whidbey Academy off Maxwelton Road. As they play, they are learning valuable lessons that will last a lifetime and the Goose Community Grocer and Goosefoot, a local nonprofit community and economic development organization on South Whidbey, are helping to continue that education. Goosefoot and the Goose Grocer have announced they will match up to $30,000 in community donations to the South Whidbey School District’s garden program for the 2016-2017 school year. That is double the amount originally pledged when Goosefoot announced the three-year fundraising campaign in 2014. “Our board decided to challenge our community a little more this year,” said Goosefoot Executive Director Sandy Whiting in a press release. “We couldn’t imagine raising less than last year ($26,048) and decided to raise the matching grant officially to $30,000.” With school budgets ever-tightening, the money raised by the community and matched by Goosefoot and the Goose has been invaluable to the school farm. There are also smaller gardens at the Langley elementary, middle and high schools. All are used as part of school curriculum and the gardens also provide fresh, organic produce to the school cafeterias.

Garden program coordinator Cary Peterson shares tips and tricks on picking carrots with 9-year-old Juliette, one of the many youth who spend Tuesdays on the farm during the summer.

pounds of produce to the cafeterias and also donates produce to the Good Cheer Food Bank and Whidbey Island Nourishes, a supplemental meal program for youth.

“We were the first school district in the nation that jumped through all the necessary hoops to be able to become a provider,” said Cary Peterson, garden program coordinator. “We proved we can work with the cafeteria management company and meet their stringent guidelines.”

Each Tuesday during the summer, children of all ages come out and spend a couple of hours helping with routine chores like digging, weeding, watering and picking produce. One of the best things about exposing the youth to a gardening program like this is how it affects their taste buds, said Peterson.

Peterson said they sell the produce back to Chartwells, which manages the district’s food service. The school farm delivers over 1,000

“Already children are going home and asking for things like bok choy,” she said. “People are starting to garden with their kids, they’re eating healthier food. It’s really fun.” While the school farm has been planted so that a lot of its produce will be at its peak as the school year gets underway, each workday ends with a meal featuring the produce the youth volunteers have had a hand in cultivating. Peterson said they’ve actually had to increase the amount of carrots, broccoli, tomatoes and peas planted to help satisfy the young nibblers as they work. Special features at the half-acre farm garden include a crop of popcorn and a pizza garden, where students had a chance to make their own pizzas with fresh produce they helped grow.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Picking and eating freshly-picked carrots is just one of the reasons Max, 7, says he likes to spend Tuesday mornings volunteering at the South Whidbey School Farm.

Peterson hopes over time the school farm will be able to not only teach kids how to grow their own food, but help teach them how to prepare and cook it, to give them a complete picture of what they can do. For now, the kids seem to be quite satisfied with munching on a freshly-picked carrot, whether it’s been washed or not. “My favorite thing is carrots,” said 7-year-old Max. “I like that we get to dig and pick flowers.” “I like harvesting the plants,” said Juliette, 9, who was helping to make pesto for the day’s snack. “I like working here,” agreed 11-year-old Isabelle. “It’s fun.” Anyone interested in learning more about the South Whidbey School District Garden Program can find information online at Those interested in making a donation can visit and type “school garden program” in the comments field. The garden program is the result of a collaboration among Good Cheer Foodbank, Goosefoot, South Whidbey School District, Whidbey Institute and Whidbey Island Nourishes.

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Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Carol Chaplin of Oak Harbor is a former competitive long distance swimmer who has written about her life in “By the Sea.” A book signing and ice cream social will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

AUTHOR continued from page 7 during the time of the Polio epidemic, which meant her parents limited her contact with friends and her extracurricular activities even more than normal. But by this time, Chaplin had an aquatic heroine – San Diego’s own Florence Chadwick, a distance swimmer and Olympian who won numerous races and set numerous records. Chaplin knew what she wanted to do with her life. She just had to convince her parents. “I had asked my parents and told them 'I really want to swim competition. I know I’m starting late, but I really would like to do that,'” she recounted. “My folks said no. They told me 'You have an hour-and-a-half bus ride to the only pool in San Diego. We can’t take you and we’re not letting you go down there by yourself on the bus.'” So, as any determined young teenager of nearly 14 would do, Chaplin took matters into her own hands. At a beach party for the girls’ athletic association at her school, temptation proved too much. “It was at Coronado, which is a peninsula across from San Diego,” she said. “I looked across and I talked to two of the girls – one of them was a senior and had a car – and I said 'Let’s swim across. It doesn’t look that far.'” When the other girls backed out before even reaching the end of the cove where the party was located, they told her they would drive around to the other side and pick her up in the car.

While there was appropriate punishment for her impromptu swim, Chaplin said the incident made her parents realize she was serious about the sport, and allowed her to travel to Mission Beach by bus to be part of the swim team. She did that for four years, furthering her love of the sport. “I had the endurance, the strength and the coaching to do the longer distances,” she said.

While Chaplin was making her first distance swim, the teachers had taken the children back to meet their families and called her parents. Her dad drove to the beach and was there to meet her when she made it to shore.

What followed for Chaplin was an incredible adventure most of us only dream about. She tells her story of training for international competition, her successes, her failures and the moments in between. Not all was smooth sailing – she faced plenty of rough spots in and out of the water. Chaplin shares those experiences freely and candidly with readers.

“I thought, I’m dead, that’s all there is to it,” she said.

She credits the writing class at the senior center for motivating her to write her story.

“So I went across. All by myself,” she said. “It got dark. And I swam and swam and swam.”

“I started writing this right here at the senior center and they encouraged me, they said 'Carol, you need to tell people who don’t know anything about this kind of stuff,'” she said, adding that her book is dedicated to her grandchildren. “The first third of the book is about the swimming, the other’s about the roller coasters in my life.” Now 77, Chaplin moved to Whidbey Island about 12 years ago. While medical issues have kept her out of the pool recently, her life is still full of activity. She said faith, friends and family bring her boundless joy. While writing certain parts of the book was difficult, Chaplin said she is pleased with the outcome. “It made me realize how blessed my life has been,” she said. “It’s not turned out exactly the way I want, but who’s ever does?



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Photo courtesy of Carol Chaplin Carol Chaplin has always had an affinity for the water. She is shown here in 1957. Now 77, Chaplin has shared her story of life as a competitive long distance swimmer in her new autobiography “By the Sea.”

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Fish, Fur & Fowl As we approach the end of August, many of us are preparing for hunting season. With the rather poor showing of salmon so far this year, some outdoor enthusiasts have already given up and are preparing for the many hunting opportunities which present themselves in September. Archers will have the most hunts available to them beginning September 1. This will mark the opening of archery deer season in many places around the state. Some are open for the entire month while others have some very specific start dates and restrictions, so be sure to check the regulations carefully before heading out. Some archers are going to find the hunting very challenging until we start to get some precipitation around the state. Conditions are very dry all over. This makes spot and stalk techniques very difficult. During these times it is best to spot them and then try to position yourself in their path of travel. Let them walk around in the corn flakes. It will help locate them. Good news this year is the fire season has been relatively quiet in Washington. I would anticipate wherever you go will more than likely have a strict burn ban. Even without fires, hunters should be very diligent with anything they have which produces heat or sparks including grills and generators. Check with the local ranger station when you arrive to ensure you are in full compliance. Modern firearm hunters will have a chance in September as well, once the high buck hunt kicks off September 15. These hunts, for those who haven’t participated, are generally pack-in type hunts in the high country. They run through September 25 and include GMU’s Alpine Lakes, Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Pasayten, Olympic Peninsula, and Henry Jackson Wilderness Areas and Lake Chelan Recreation Area with a 3 point minimum. Afterward, hunters will have to wait until October 15 for the general deer season to open. Water fowlers will have some very short seasons in September starting with the Canadian Goose season which runs from September 10-15. Youth hunters will also have a short duck season of two days, September 17 and 18, before they have to wait with the rest of us for October 15 to get here. If it’s upland game you enjoy, there are a few opportunities for those as well. Forest grouse opens September 1 and runs through December 31. Pheasant hunters in Western Washington will have the youth hunt September 17 - 18 and, for those 65 and older, there is a short season from September 9 - 23. This will give those hunters some time out in the field before the regular season opens September 24. One of the most exciting hunts is the early archery elk season which opens September 10. Usually this time of year, the bulls are in the rut and the hills come alive with the sound of bugles (sang to the tune from the Sound of Music). It is truly a magical time to be in the woods. It aids in locating them as well as giving the

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hunter a chance to talk back. Even if you haven’t mastered a bugle, you can still get an easy to use cow call to help locate and maybe bring a rutting bull within your effective range. The season will run until September 22 so if archery is your preferred method, I would get out there and listen. There are those who tend to primarily focus on just fishing and I haven’t forgotten about you. Fishing in the San Juan Islands has been poor to fair. The bigger fish have yet to return but a few are scattered around. This past weekend, I saw a few reports of some nice 20+ pound fish. Unfortunately, the wind kicked up Sunday and I wasn’t able to get out on the water. I did, however, go out Friday with only a small jack and a nice tan to show for it. The weekend prior, I was rewarded with a nice 20 pound king after a long day of trolling, where switching colors trying to figure out what they were interested in became the highlight of the hour. It finally came down to me going back to my favorite white Coho killer. Sometimes it pays to listen to your own advice. I have often said if you are confident in the gear you are using, you will catch fish. What everyone needs now is a bit of rain. Anglers and hunters alike would benefit with just a few showers in the next few weeks. With the wackadoo summer this year, it is hard to say when we will get any but right now we are sure on a heat wave. For those out there still hauling in the crab pots, remember the season closes September 5. Shortly after, I wouldn’t hesitate to tally up your numbers and turn your cards in to avoid the $10 mystery fine which randomly shows up when you go to purchase your license next year. On this note, I am going to close this article for this issue. There are so many things happening next month, I won’t know where to start so send me your suggestions, reports, question, comments and/or pictures to I look forward to hearing from you. Whatever you do, please do it safely and enjoy the beauty which abounds around us. To read past columns of Fish, Fur, and Fowl in the Whidbey Weekly, visit our Digital Library at

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 or go to www.

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 Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across fromUseless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm

Meetings & Organizations Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, September 1, 9:30am Greenbank Progressive Clubhouse The program will be: Garden Basics with Annie Horton. Doors open at 9:30am for refreshments and socializing. A short meeting begins promptly at 10:00am followed by the program. The club meets the first Thursday of every month. The Clubhouse is located off 525 at Bakken and Firehouse roads.

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Classes, Seminars and Workshops Dan’s Classic Ballroom See website for schedules/fees www. (360)720-2727. Group & Private Lessons, Adults, Teens, Children, Wedding Dances, Special Events/ Parties. 4 Free Lessons for Unaccompanied Men. Located just north of Oak Harbor (Dugualla Bay). Classes on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 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

Introduction to Permaculture Course for Certification Saturday, August 27, 9:30am-4:30pm 874 SE Jensen St., Oak Harbor Cost: $90, sliding scale with scholarships available Lunch will be provided as well as a visit to the food forest. For more information, contact Netsah at (360) 675-3420.

Island County Master Gardener Plant Clinics Saturday, August 27, 10:00am-2:00pm Coupeville Farmers Market, Coupeville Having problems with a plant? Want to know more about the soil you have? Do you think your plant is diseased? Do you have water issues--too much or too little? Come to the Plant Clinic sponsored by the Island County Master Gardeners and get your questions answered by a master diagnostician. For more information, call (360) 240-5527 or visit http://

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, August 27, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room 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

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A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. The cost is free to start. For more information, contact Brad Sandefur at or (360) 675-7665.

Exploring “Stillness in Movement”. An introduction to Cheng Man-Ch’ing style Tai Chi. This is a 5-week series. The cost is $75 for the 5-week series and pre-registration is required. Contact Simon Leon at (360) 661-7298, or email

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

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If a friend or relative has a problem with alcohol, you can find solutions for yourself at Alanon.

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Whidbey Walkers Every Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm The Whidbey Walkers have been happily walking for over 40 years as a group. They follow the wild flowers through the seasons and walk many trails and beaches. If you are interested in walking with them please call Marie Vallquisst at (360) 675-7744 for the next walk location. Please leave a message with your name and number. The group meets at the Oak Harbor Safeway at 9:20am and leaves at 9:30am and they share carpooling each week. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit

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Life Tributes JOAN BLAKELY Joan Clarice Blakely was born June 3, 1934 in Seattle to Fred and Evelynne Simmons. When her parents divorced, Joan moved with her mother to Wrangle, AK for two years, and as Joan became a teenager, moved and settled in Spokane, WA.

Herman served a four year enlistment and left the service. He returned to Strasburg to work for a short time, but soon realized the Navy was to be his career choice. He returned to active duty. Herman was deployed to Naples, Italy, when he met a young lady and her sister who were vacationing in Italy. They had lunch together on several occasions. The girls traveled to the states to visit their aunt in San Francisco and Herman followed. Herman and Rosa Maria were married August 20, 1971, at NAS Whidbey Island.

Joan was married to Burton Blakely June 20, 1956 in Spokane at the age of 16. Burton was a member of the Air Force stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base and Joan became an Air Force wife for the next twenty years.

Rosa Maria became a stay-at-home mom, raising three children. Herman completed his military service, retiring in 1977 as an AEC with over 22 year of military service. Herman then began a second career working as an electrician for Public Works, Brown & Root and DelGen aboard the Naval Air Station before retiring a second time.

The Air Force transferred the family from Fairchild to Merced, CA and then Castle AFB, a Strategic Air Command Center. The Blakely family grew to include seven children and Joan survived Burt’s deployments, managing her household as a stay-at-home-mom, but also served as a school bus driver for a time.

Herman was a quiet, private man with a very strong work ethic. He was a planner who enjoyed building structures on his property by hand with the wood from trees on his land and also building his own greenhouse. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and camping. He was also an avid history buff.

Burton was medically retired from Castle Air Force Base. The family moved to Burton’s hometown of Chicago for a time and then returned to the Spokane area.

Herman is survived by his wife Rosa Maria, by his daughter Marisa Maria and her former husband Floyd, his son Wolfgang and wife Jessica, and grandchildren: Jade, Alea, Georgia and Charlotte. He was preceded in death by one son Gunther.

Joan began a career with Safeway, starting as a checker and advancing to management. In 1990, the Blakely family moved to Coupeville. Burton was disabled and Joan became his care giver for 20 years. During this same time, she endured three bouts of cancer. Joan transferred from Spokane to the Oak Harbor Safeway and then to Mount Vernon, where she was the Deli Manager, a position she loved because she was working directly with her department staff. She retired from Safeway with 25 years of service. Joan was from a broken home and a home without religion. When she married, her first priority was to build a strong family. She cared deeply for her husband and children. Her second priority came to her in a dream that she believed was sent from God. And that dream drew her to the Catholic faith. Her new-found faith became the second most important area of her life. She imparted that deep faith to her family. Joan was a very active member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Coupeville, serving as Lector, Eucharistic Minister, a member of the Altar Society, the Catholic Daughters, Our Lady of Guadaloupe, Legion of Mary and the Oak Harbor Emblem Club #450. Joan was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. She loved to shop, cook, organize, and enjoyed traveling. She also had a deep commitment to help those in need. In early August, Joan’s love of travel took her on an Alaskan cruise. While on cruise, she suffered a fall and a traumatic head injury. She was flown from the cruise ship in Alaska to Harborview, but the injury was far too severe. She was brought back to her beloved home in Coupeville and her family and friends for her final days. Joan is survived by her seven children, one half-sister and one half-brother. Her husband Burton preceded her in death in January 2014. A Vigil Service for Joan was held at Wallin Funeral Home Wednesday, August 17. Funeral Mass was celebrated Thursday, August 18 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville with Rev. Jerry Kinzle as Celebrant. Rites of Committal followed at Sunnyside Cemetery. Please visit Joan’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences.

HERMAN FRANK Herman Frank, age 81, died at his home in Oak Harbor August 9, 2016. He was born in Bismarck, ND January 10, 1935 to Elmer and Denisia Frank. Herman was raised in Strasburg, ND and at the age of 17, left home to enlist in the U.S. Navy.

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Funeral Mass for Herman Frank will be celebrated Friday, August 26, 2016, 11am at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Rev. Jerry Kienzle as Celebrant. A reception for family and friends will follow in the church Parish Hall. Private Prayers of Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Please visit Herman’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, Oak Harbor, WA.

NATHAN HUNT PALMER To those who knew and loved Pop, it is no surprise that he died with as much selflessness and dignity with which he lived. Our loving and loyal husband, father, grandfather, and brother died July 21at the age of 80 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Suzy (Elsa) Palmer; his children, Andrew Hunt (Amy) Palmer and Anne Palmer (Dan) Wilson; his 8 grandchildren, Gerry (Heather), Morgan, Jonah, Annie, Sofia, Josephine, Elijah, and Abraham; and his sister Quimby (Mark) Mahoney. He was preceded in death by his mother, Blanche Hunt Palmer; his father, Percival Bowditch Palmer III; and his brother Bradley (Judy) Palmer. Nate grew up in Hinsdale, IL with a close-knit community that surrounded he and his siblings with joy and love. He graduated from Deerfield Academy in MA and later from Dartmouth College. Often seen proudly wearing “Dartmouth Green,” Deerfield and Dartmouth were both places that made Nate beam with pride. He cherished the foundational education and the enduring relationships he established while there. A retired United States Air Force Captain, Nate spent some of his service time in South Korea on an island known as Paengnyong-Do. He often shared stories and life lessons from the time he spent in Korea. Serving his country helped shape his life’s principle of “contentment.” After his service, he started his career in sales beginning with Sunbeam and eventually running the family business, Illinois FWD Truck and Equipment Company. After his first encounter with cancer in 1999, Nate retired and decided to spend the rest of his life making family and community his priority. In 2011 Nate and Suzy moved to Whidbey Island to spend more time with their grandchildren. Nate was happiest when helping others. Without any showmanship but always with a sparkle in his eye, he often volunteered at the local elementary school, or drove friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers to cancer


treatment appointments. He adored attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities. One of his favorite pastimes was driving his 1930 Model A in local parades and hanging out with his Whidbey Island Model A Club buddies. Nate influenced all of us in big and small ways. He is known for teaching us all how to have a “firm handshake while looking people directly in the eye.” He exuded class and felt most comfortable in his sport coat and tie. Always a practical joker, he never missed an opportunity to make us smile. He loved kites, remote control planes and boats, corn on the cob, reading, sailing, black coffee, raisin toast, the Chicago Bears, Jamaica, old cars, jets, apple pie, and bacon. He was proud to be an American, a Palmer, a brother, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. In a small entry for a Deerfield reunion Nate described himself as being “inside proud” and remembered headmaster Boyden’s words “Be worthy of your heritage,” which he said made him try harder. Nathan Hunt Palmer has left an incredible legacy of humility, hard work, and service to others. He will be missed every single day. There will be no service at his request. If you would like to honor Nate, make your next handshake firm and always remember to look people directly in the eye. A few of Nate’s favorite organizations: Boys Town, www.; Smile Train,; Coupeville Public Library, Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Please visit Nathan’s page in the Book of Memories online at to share memories and condolences.

BESSIE M. LEESE Longtime Whidbey Island resident Bessie Marie Leese, age 94, passed away in her home August 2 with her family by her side. Bessie Marie Mott was born December 26, 1921 in Sandpoint, ID to John Robert and Pauline Augusta (Ruthart) Mott. She was the last living child of a family of nine children. When Bessie was still a small child her family moved to Grandview, WA. At the age of 13, she and her family moved to Greenbank on Whidbey Island and were caretakers for a home located on the northern edge of Lake Hancock. She often said about living in Greenbank, that she and her brother “thought they had died and gone to heaven!” Shortly after moving to the island she met her lifelong friend, Mildred Bakken, and her brother, Paul Bakken. She and Mildred spent many a day riding horses instead of attending school. Bess attended Coupeville High School and graduated in 1939. She married Elwood (Ed) C. Leese in October, 1940 and they continued to live in Greenbank until 1945. They then moved to New Jersey until 1949. Then it was back to Greenbank and the small farm they purchased. What a wonderful place to raise 9 children. In 1996, she and Ed moved to Admirals Cove for the remainder of her years. She was preceded in death by her husband Ed in 1999, and grandson Wade Cameron Leese (1993). She was also preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers; Ken, Jim, Lucias, Bud, Mickey, and sisters; Polly, Puss, and Dorothy. She is survived by her nine children, Malcolm (Sue) Leese, California, Wayne (Ryoko) Leese, Japan, Paul (Nancy) Leese, California, Jani (Jay) Smith of Plain, WA, Kitty (Tom) Stewart of Coupeville, Lori (Ron) Ingram of Everett, Tim (Denise) Leese of Lynnwood, Steve Leese of Marysville, and Gerry Leese of Coupeville. She has left behind 33 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, and a few great-great grandchildren. Ask anyone who knew her, what a hard worker she was. She was still working in her flower and vegetable gardens into her nineties. During her long career she was employed as a farmer, housekeeper, gardener, caregiver, and cook. She raised sheep, cows, pigs, ducks, geese, chickens, horses, cats, dogs, lots of kids, and tended a huge vegetable garden, on the family farm. She worked in a Seattle shipyard where she was employed as an electrician and welder during WWII. During the 1960s she worked as a housekeeper, cook and gardener for Ann and Max Meerkerk. She planted many of the rhododendrons seen in the woods surrounding the original home (now Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens). She was an amazing and wonderful person, loved by all who knew her. Bess had a long and fruitful life, full of wonder and joy. She will be greatly missed. A private family graveside service was held at Sunnyside Cemetery Saturday, August 13, 2016. A larger celebration of her life will be held at a later date (to be announced). Her family would like to thank Whidbey General Hospital’s ER staff, Home Health and Hospice staff, and a special thanks to Dr. Mahal and the CCU nurses, as well as all of the Med/Surg nurses involved with the care of our mother.

Arrangements entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor, WA. Please visit Bessie’s page in the Book of Memories online at to share memories and condolences.

DAVID DOMINIC MICHEL David Dominic Michel, age 53 passed away Friday, August 12, 2016 with his brother Pete by his side at Providence Hospital in Everett, WA. David was born December 19, 1962 in Jacksonville, FL to David Peter and Helen Wyvonne Michel. He was the 5th child in a family of 7 children. The Navy brought the family back to Oak Harbor, WA in 1970 and David attended Oak Harbor Elementary, North Whidbey Junior High and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1981. Growing up, David was known for his kindness, his smile, playing little league sports, and for fun & shenanigans with his many friends in his neighborhood in Oak Harbor. In high school, David was easy to notice because of his height and his charm. He will be remembered by alumni for being a basketball player and tight end in football for OHHS. David continued to play basketball and went to Skagit Valley Community College in Mount Vernon.  David became an electrician and will be remembered for all the electrical work he has done on homes throughout Everett, Whidbey Island, and surrounding areas.  In 1985 while playing Frisbee, David met Sheryl. They married in September 1986 and welcomed their son Jacob William into the world March 1, 1991. David and Sheryl divorced but their love for Jacob continued.  Great memories Jacob has with his dad were the nights they spent together after his parents divorced. They would sit in David's apartment and watch tv together, play Sega video games, draw, and just talk in the dark. They would watch Ancient Aliens and Modern Marvels all the time, and get lost in conversation about history and the various things that captured their imaginations about the past. Something Jacob will never forget is playing strategy games with his father, specifically card games. He always taught Jacob the greatest weapon against your enemy is to think strangely, be unpredictable, and to be two steps ahead. He would demonstrate that in several different games they would play through the years. Jacob loved launching model rockets with his father and his cousins. Jacob is David's clone and David was so proud to have him as his son. On January 7, 2002 David became a father again when his daughter Emily Eileen was born. Like Jacob, Emily looks a lot like her father. David and Emily had so much fun playing board games, drawing, and riding scooters & bikes together over the years. David could be seen on the sidelines of Oak Harbor Youth football games watching Emily cheer. He was really looking forward to seeing her cheer this year as she started her freshman year at his alma mater, OHHS.  David will be remembered for being the nicest guy you could ever meet. He truly was a kind and gentle soul. People and animals loved him. Some of his favorite things to do over the years were building rockets and flying remote control planes. Throughout his life, David could be seen behind the house flying drones or shooting off rockets. Dave was a big kid and was loved for it.  Left to remember and honor his love are his 2 children, son Jacob Michel and daughter Emily Stanek, his father David P. Michel (Dottie), his brother Larry Boyle (Patty), sister Belle Canaday (Pat), sister Diana Kinney, brother Pete Michel (Stacey), sister Teresa Besaw (Jim), and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.  Waiting to greet David in heaven were his beloved mother Helen Michel, sister Susan Anderson, and son Brenan Michel.  Family, friends, alumni and anyone whose lives were touched by our gentle giant David are invited to attend his Celebration of Life Friday, September 2 at 5pm. The celebration will be held at a special place for David and his children, Bowman Bay near Deception Pass. Please bring a Discover Pass or be prepared to pay a day use fee of $10 for parking. David was always very casual and loved sports. In his honor, the family encourages you to wear any sports jersey you like to the celebration...Seahawks, Mariners, Sonics, Oak Harbor High School jerseys, or any others are more than welcome (maybe not the New England Patriots). If you feel honoring David is best done by dressing up, you are welcome to do so. It's about celebrating him. Please come prepared for the weather and the wind that usually comes up on Whidbey Island in the evening. Please visit David's page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences.

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regarding money. Financial windfalls are one possible outcome of effectively wielding your personal power on the 31st.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Outside counsel may inject hope into a hopeless situation on the 25th. Constructive action on the 26th means deconstructing whatever needs to go. Patience is crucial on the 27th. The 28th sets up clouds to deliver their silver linings. Strategies to better yourself gain traction on the 29th. Life takes an upturn on the 30th, relationships in particular. Your partner makes the less agreeable areas of life more endurable on the 31st. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Impasses on the 25th serve to unite you with a happier path. Creative urges lack needed perspective on the 26th. Your ability to dream sustains you on the 27th. Children benefit from your help on the 28th. Insights that feel promising are worth pursuing on the 29th. Self-sacrifice is a necessary part of progress on the 30th. The benefits of putting work before play continue to grow on the 31st. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Best not to take another’s angry remarks too personally on the 25th. The 26th helps create needed emotional space in your life. The 27th focuses in and around the home. You’re most effective when on familiar ground on the 28th. Concepts are key on the 29th. The 30th has its delights, from children in particular. What appear to be lucky breaks on the 31st are really fruits that you’ve earned through past hard work.  CANCER (June 22-July 22) Rush jobs are a sure path to frustration on the 25th. Better to simplify your daily routine on the 26th. The 27th accentuates your feeling nature. Your best choices are made by accident on the 28th. On the 29th, the means to lighten your over-loaded daily routine is found by examining your values. Inner feelings of love reflect outwardly on the 30th, especially around home. The 31st is an especially energizing day, both emotionally and intellectually. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Receptivity to another’s input smoothes the waters on the 25th. Benefit comes of weeding out your overload of responsibility on the 26th. The 27th is over-taxing in many ways. The 28th is not ideal for making serious decisions. Your ability to bring people together spotlights you on the 29th. Verbal self-expression comes easily on the 30th, particularly about your feelings. The 31st spotlights your sense of values, including your own sense of self-worth.  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Sticking to provable facts is highly advised on the 25th. Opinion from one behind the scene is valuable on the 26th. The 27th involves you on many fronts. Your management skills are in high demand on the 28th. Logic reigns  supreme on the 29th. With the 30th comes empowered decision-making, perhaps

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Platitudes can’t compensate for poor timing on the 25th. Cleaning up loose ends on the 26th readies you to move on. It’s a large bottom line facing you on the 27th. Events on the 28th take you through the full emotional spectrum. A path opens on the 29th where you saw none before. The 30th sees you much more present and self-directed. Your natural diplomacy is featured on the 31st, making for effective clean-up of a host of backlogged issues. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) A neutral mindset helps you face tests of composure on the 25th. The 26th helps you withdraw from a failed goal. You must work within the given limits on the 27th. Best use of discontent on the 28th is to fuel your determination. Changed thinking on the 29th deals a blow to obstacles plaguing you. A debt retired makes life appear brighter on the 30th. Surprise benefits come of doing what you love on the 31st. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Micro-managing on the 25th gains you little. Elements of the competitive edge you seek appear on the 26th. The 27th makes demands on your inner drive. The 28th is rich in possible courses of action. Aggressive approaches get mixed results on the 29th. The 30th sees you engaging with friends, in ways that relate them to your hopes and wishes. Your efforts to manage your affairs are increasingly effective on the 31st. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Meeting problems head-on is not advised on the 25th. You may see a way on the 26th where none existed before. Making sense of complex ideas is the task of the 27th. The 28th is about deciding what you don’t want. Life feels more manageable on the 29th. Grace and ease mark your dealings on the 30th, favorably branding you as negotiable and agreeable. The 31st weds concepts to hard work, with tangible results. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) It’s enough just to know what does not work on the 25th. Cutting free of what’s not working is progress on the 26th. Lack of consensus adds to your woes on the 27th. Chance is more effective than logical choice on the 28th. The 29th sees a progression toward less malfunction in your life. With the 30th comes a more relaxed and philosophical outlook. Unexpected windfalls are possible on the 31st, financial and otherwise. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Tug-o-war on the 25th lacks a graceful outcome. It helps on the 26th to consider something you would not have before. The 27th is perhaps over-engaging socially. Partnering on the 28th amps up your personal talents many fold. Relationships open unexpected avenues on the 29th. Financial help from one close is possible on the 30th. Partnerships deliver beneficial surprises on the 31st, as do travel  and business. © 2016, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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18. All in

1. “God’s Little ___”

58. Not just “a”

24. Bank claim

5. African capital

59. Toll road

26. “It’s no ___!”

10. Boris Godunov, for one

60. Spray to use unwanted plants

28. “Come in!”

14. Booty

62. Brio

15. “Darn!”

30. Betting game

63. To anoint

16. Big Indian

31. Exude

64. Swerves at sea

17. Diplomatic official

32. Call for

65. Dermatologist’s concern

33. Acted like

19. Mosque V.I.P. 20. ___ jacket 21. Latke ingredient

29. Fowl place

66. Linked or joined two draft animals

23. Horse handler

67. “___ quam videri” (North Carolina’s motto)

25. Engine sound


27. A break in a set

1. “Remember the ___!”

33. Money in the bank, say

2. States of prolonged unconsciousness

36. Who “ever loved you more than I,” in song

3. Automaton

22. All ___

37. “For shame!” 38. Stooge 39. Backgammon piece 40. Idle 41. Victorian, for one 42. Treasury

4. In-flight info, for short 5. Catalog

34. Delhi dress 35. Symbol used by the Nazis 39. Person with no access to outside world 40. “Schindler’s ___” 42. Voting “nay” 43. Cloth used as a turban 45. Like concrete 46. Pig squealed 49. Book of maps

6. Chew the fat

50. Flavored soft candy

7. Conclusion

51. Brusque

8. Carrot, e.g. 9. Poisonous alkaloid obtained from nightshade

43. Like composition paper

10. Testers

44. Impolite

11. Good one

47. Camping gear 48. All together

12. “When it’s ___” (old riddle answer)

52. Big loser’s nickname?

13. Butts

52. Particular, for short 53. Easter flower 55. Ashcroft’s predecessor 56. Docile 57. Doing nothing 61. Alkaline liquid

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris


may be left with a fair amount of turkey during this time. Can we share a little bit with our dogs? Yes, however not if it’s smothered with garlic and seasoning. Garlic is a cooking ingredient which can be incredibly toxic to dogs. All we need to do is ensure there are no bones in the turkey we are giving to our puppies, remove all skin and fat, omit seasonings et voila! They too can get a serving of thanks during the season. I had no idea garlic was a toxic substance for dogs. Even in small doses over time, it can apparently cause a lot of damage, so let’s leave garlic to us to eat and stick with the less odorous things for our pets. Let’s face it, dogs can have some mean breath all by themselves without any extra help.

PET APPROVED PEOPLE FOOD When talking about food, it’s easy to overlook the fact that everything in the world ‘eats’ in some way or another. It’s also easy to overlook some of our very best friends, and I don’t mean human ones. I’m talking about the furry kind and in particular dogs. I have personally always had an affinity for dogs. Their insurmountable loyalty and unconditional love could absolutely be a lesson for us humans! Growing up, we had two wonderful dogs. Both were so different from one another and yet each marvelous in their own way. Every morning, they ate breakfast (in addition to lunch and dinner of course)–a piece of toast smeared with butter. If my mother deemed the expression on their face as a feeling of ‘not quite satisfied yet,’ they would get a second portion. They were given tidbits of food every time we ate and sometimes just because. And then I began to wonder if what we were feeding them, even ‘out of love,’ was really healthy for them.

ments of the world all packed into a single bite for us humans, for dogs it can be deadly. Chocolate contains substances called methylxanthines which are, according to, ‘stimulants capable of stopping a canine’s metabolic processes.’ Dark chocolate in particular is a no-no for dogs. While small amounts of any chocolate can induce vomiting and diarrhea, large amounts can bring about seizures, abnormal heart function and mortality. I think it’s okay to be selfish with chocolate when it comes to our fur babies, because in not sharing this delightful human treat, we are sparing our pets discomfort and illness.

It’s important to keep in mind that even though we may love our dogs and may want them to experience the culinary pleasures we do, some foods can wreak havoc on a canine digestive system. What people foods are safe for us to share with our beloved dogs?

With all the water surrounding us on the Island, it made me think of seafood, and whether or not it’s safe to let our puppies indulge in some bounty from the water with us. My research found it is in fact safe to give dogs shrimp in small amounts, occasionally, provided it's fully cooked and the shell, legs, head and tail are removed completely. Shrimp are high in antioxidants and rich in vitamin B-12, which is also beneficial for our doggies. In addition to shrimp, it’s okay to feed your pup fish, such as salmon, pike, flounder, herring and those similar to that found in commercial dog food. If you are prepping it yourself, ensure it’s unseasoned, cooked thoroughly and free of bones. Your dog will likely love you even more with a home cooked fish feast!

Chocolate? No. Definitely not. While it is liquid nectar tantamount to all the culinary enchant-

Fall is creeping up on us, and soon after, Thanksgiving will be knocking at our doors. Some of us

I don’t know about other dog lovers, but whenever I get up and make my way into the kitchen, I immediately have escorts. When I open the fridge, the vigilance of my escorts (a.k.a. my dogs) is heightened exponentially, lest something jump out from the refrigerator and land on the floor close enough to them where it can be gulped down before I say ‘no.’ But alas, (for them) this does not happen. In my fridge however, there is one food in particular which I know they can have in small to moderate amounts, as my dogs aren’t lactose intolerant. Cheese. Yes, canines can have small amounts of it, though it is recommended we give them low fat versions. Which brings me around to my favorite food of all time for my dogs. Peanut butter. Yes, dogs can have this. It’s an amazing source of protein, niacin, B vitamins, vitamin E and good-for-theheart fats. It is better to opt for an all-natural version, unsalted and raw, as it won’t contain the sugar substitute xylitol which can be detrimental to canines. What about when the weather is warm out? There have been a few toasty days here recently and we can wear shorts, and shirts with shorter sleeves to kick the warmth a bit. Our pets, however, cannot unzip their coats. It’s okay; both humans and dogs can cool down with ice cream. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean drive to a fast food restaurant and get your pooch a vanilla cone. I mean get creative in your kitchen. Whip out your blender or food processor, grab some peanut butter, plain unsweetened yogurt (for the

live active cultures) or just use water, a couple of ripe bananas (yes, they can have bananas in moderation as a treat) and blend a batch of pup approved ice cream. From dog biscuits and cookies to ice pops and ice creams, there are plenty of ways in which your dog can be pampered without the potentially harmful ingredients a human body can withstand and digest. With all of this being said, I want to highlight the fact that this information doesn’t give the green light to feed dogs the aforementioned items. It’s essentially up to the loving pet mom and dad to do their research and ALWAYS seek the advice and guidance of a vet when it comes to the diet, health and well-being of their pooch. It’s National Dog Day August 26 and what better way to honor ‘man’s best friend,’ who loves so fully and is loyal to the Nth degree, than by treating them to a homemade treat. Straight from the kitchen, born of our love for our four legged, furry friends, perhaps your dog will enjoy this recipe I found online at Please feel free to email me any questions, comments, information and recipes of your own because as always, I’d love to hear from you. So, Let’s Dish!

Puppy Popsicles Half a ripe banana 1 cup, unsalted, unsweetened (no xylitol) peanut butter Water as needed Mash all the ingredients together to a thick consistency, sort of like cookie dough. Drop by rounded spoon full onto wax paper lined cookie sheets, and freeze. Serve to your doggy and hopefully they enjoy! dog-food-garlic/ animal_treats/dog_popsicles.html dog-food-garlic/ To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Big Community Garage Sale: Friday, August 26 & Saturday, August 27, 9am-3pm, Admiral Cove Beach Club, 85 Keystone, Coupeville

ANNOUNCEMENTS Invitation to unlock the Bible. Small discussion group forming on Whidbey. Meeting in private homes. Do you feel there is something missing in your life, have questions about eternity? Gain knowledge to understand these troubled times, the effect on your life, and how to cope. Not connected to any church or denomination. (360) 678-7591 (1) Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. ndDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help.

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September. Full job description on CADA’s website: (3) FULL TIME BOOKKEEPER: FullTime Position with emphasis on nonprofit and government accounting. RequireS 2 or more years of college with emphasis in accounting and three years' experience. Applicant should be a team player with a positive can do attitude, able to go to various clients' office to diagnose and correct accounting errors on financial statements, and be able to articulate to the client the problem and solution. Must be able to multi-task and work in a busy office environment. Tax experience is helpful. Technical skills should include Quick Books, Excel, Word and Office Tools. Applicant should be able to process payroll and make tax deposits accurately. Applicant should be able to write to clients and to fellow employees. Compensation: DOE - Salary range $15 - $22 per hour. Send resume and three business references to (1) MARKETING, EDUCATION AND OUTREACH COORDINATOR: Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) is accepting applications for this full-time benefited position. Job descriptions, duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures are

ANIMAL CARE TECHNICIAN: WAIF has an immediate need for a part time Animal Care Technician to help operate WAIF animal facilities. For more information, visit www. No phone calls, please (1) EDUCATION & PREVENTION MANAGER-IN-TRAINING: CADA, Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse is looking for an Education & Prevention Manager-in-training. Job description: Create and maintain prevention and social change programs with youth, other agencies, school districts and the community. We are looking to hire a Manager-in-training to create No Cheating! a more seamless transition with outgoing Manager. With growing responsibility in our prevention department, there are plenty of independent opportunities for the Manager-intraining to take on to learn the job. Hours: 20 per week. Send cover letter and resume to PO Box 190, OH or email by 1 Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.53)

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available on the WICD website at This position may be reconfigured depending on our pool of applicants. Application materials are due to WICD by August 17, 2016 by 4:30 pm (1) NATURAL RESOURCE CONSERVATION PLANNER: Whidbey Island Conservation District (WICD) is accepting applications for this fulltime benefited position. Job descriptions, duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedures are available on the WICD website at This position may be reconfigured depending on our pool of applicants. Application materials are due to WICD by August 17, 2016 by 4:30 pm (1) ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE: We are looking for a dynamic Account Executive.  Applicant has to be able to work autonomously and be self-motivated; must possess exceptional customer service and organizational skills; marketing or advertising background desired.  If you want to join a successful, growing organization and have a strong work ethic, we want to talk to you.  Email your cover letter and resume to

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100% solid pine sewing/ craft cabinet. Handmade by a Master Carpenter. Like new, 30" wide, 83" high, 13.5" deep, $600. Lenita (360) 9292942 (1)

Prism kite bag, very good condition, $60 cash only. (360) 632-6202 Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at Hand-crafted wood model logging truck. In excellent condition. 6.5” x 32” x 9” in size. Photos available, $50. Call (360) 678-1167



Fresh cut Dahlias for home, parties or special occasions, $4 per dozen; 1-gallon Forsythia or Walnut Tree, $3. Coupeville (360) 678-7591 (1) Straw Hay for Sale: Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360) 321-1624 Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey. (360) 321-1624

If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by. Donations run low on cat food but are always welcomed to help our neighbors in need!

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Business Spotlight Health, Wellness and a Whole Lot of Care By Kae Harris When in need of a pharmacy with superior standards in every aspect, where does one go? To Island Drug of course! With e-prescribing, prescription refill reminders, two full time pharmacists and a respiratory therapist as part of their invaluable team members, it’s safe to say your needs most certainly are going to be met.

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