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Fish, Fur & Fowl THE BIG STORM THAT NEVER WAS IMPACTS HUNTING Well so much for the storm of the century that was supposed to hit us this past weekend. All week we were hearing how bad this could be and it turned out to be nothing more than we experience every year about this time. I was kind of amused by the chaos in some of the local stores where everyone was frantically snatching up supplies just in case. Bottled water was hard to find as we approached the weekend. The threat of foul weather had its impact on hunting around the region as well. I know of a few hunters who postponed their trips for the deer opener just to avoid any possible problems associated with the weather. I am sure it was this way for quite a few around the area. I know from experience the challenges Mother Nature can have when my hunting partner and I had to make a long trek home after a season because of a land slide on Highway 20. So if I was planning on hunting modern firearm deer, the weather would have crossed my mind as well. Duck hunters, on the other hand, benefited from the wind and rain. I live pretty close to a popular area and all weekend I could hear shots being fired down by the bay. Some friends were commenting about how this storm was going to be great for moving waterfowl around but I quickly chimed in saying you can have too much of a good thing. Once the weather gets bad it will kick the birds off the big water but if it gets real bad then they just find a spot and hunker down to wait it out. If this happens then you’re in for a long miserable day in the duck blind.

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With the storm passed, we still have some good looking weather for water fowlers. The wind and rain make for some exciting times in your blind. It can also play havoc with you decoy spreads. This is where choosing the type of decoy spread to put out can be challenging. When the wind is gusty I tend to put out strictly weighted keel decoys. This helps reduce the times you have to leave the blind to go out and flip over a decoy which has been blown over. I still, to this day, use some water keel decoys in the spread during a light wind. You will get a lot more action out of them which can prove to be the difference between an epic day and just an ok day in the blind. Let’s face it, not every duck or goose flying by is going to set its wings once it sees your spread. I have been out on the Skagit flats where there were thousands of snow geese flying around and we had well over 200 rag decoys out and couldn’t get them to set up every time. As a matter of fact, once a large flock landed in a protected field, and it was darn near impossible to get anything to come our way.

I am no expert when it comes to the type of spread to put out but I have done my fair share of experimenting. I can say I have yet to find one arrangement which consistently produces superior results. We have heard others talk about their J patterns being the best or a small spread and even a large spread, all with unique names to describe their shape. I’ve used wind ducks and jerk decoys with some success, but if they don’t want to land they won’t. Calling is another aspect of water fowling we must contend with. How many of us have driven around with a call and an instructional tape in the stereo? I know I have and I usually always have a duck call in the truck. That being said, my personal belief is many hunters call way too much. I also believe it’s much easier to over call than to under call. I remember one year a group of us were out in the same area. It wasn’t super tight but we separated into two groups just to spread the wealth around. My friends just up wind of us were sure they would be more successful but the opposite was true. I attributed it to their over use of a call. It was constant and my partner and I would give a little quack or feeder chuckle every now and then and sure enough they would fly right into our set. I tried to explain it to them by saying “hey, they are just flying around looking for a place to relax a bit. Do you think they want to join the chatty group or the quiet one?” Needless to say, they relaxed a bit on the calling and sure enough, they too met with more success. It was nice to see snow geese down in the valley recently. I am sure many hunters had a good time this past weekend. Other than some local Canadians, I really haven’t seen a whole bunch flying around. Maybe in another week or two we’ll start to see some of the big northern birds. For those who did make it out to their deer camps this past weekend, I hope you met with some success. The wind and rain can help with being a bit quieter when stalking deer but if the wind is gusty and swirling it can spread your scent quickly, alerting any deer near you. This is where the weather can be a double edged sword. There is still a little time left in the season for those who didn’t get out. I have to wait until the late archery opener next month for the chance to get back out in the woods. No matter what season you hunt, it would be nice to see some pictures or even a report from the field. Send them to me at whidbeyfishfurandfowl@gmail. com along with suggestions, questions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you. Until next time, be safe out and I wish you all success. To read past columns of Fish, Fur, and Fowl in the Whidbey Weekly, visit our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly. com.

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Last weekend, during our non-storm of the century, the media had me so wound up with fear that I was unable to sleep. I tossed and I turned, but I wasn't moving. I was making pizza.

At some point, I fell asleep from exhaustion. Flipping pizzas with a flip phone is not easy. When I woke, I was drenched in perspiration. The dream I had experienced was more of a nightmare. I dreamt Punxsutawney Phil, the Pennsylvania ground hog who predicts whether or not there will be six more weeks of winter weather, had come out of his hole, but not to predict the weather. Instead, Phil appeared in my dream vision to announce there would be six more weeks of political campaigning. Say it isn't so! I was going to call my doctor, but instead, I checked on Web MD to see if I was having a hallucination from too much organic coffee, or just coming down from eating too many bowls of Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats during the non-storm. Sure enough, that was it. My dream had been caused by the rapid flow of imaginary information between my hippo campus and neocortex. Feeling relieved, I had another cup of coffee. It was all just a media misunderstanding. Reader Humor Thanks ever so much to the Phreeland Phantom for adding the following meanderings of the senior mind for our youthful minded Whidbey Weekly readers. See if any of these observations apply to you, or someone you may know. The location of your mailbox shows you how far away from your house you can be in a robe before you start looking like a mental patient. My therapist said my narcissism causes me to misread social situations. I'm pretty sure she was hitting on me. My sixty year kindergarten reunion is coming up soon and I'm worried about the 175 pounds I've gained since then. Denny's has a slogan, "If it's your birthday, the meal is on us." If you're in Denny's on your birthday, what happened? The pharmacist asked me my birth date again today. I'm pretty sure she's going to get me something. Money can't buy happiness, but it keeps the kids in touch! AARP CARP Have you noticed, if you are old enough to receive the magazine, the latest AARP Bulletins? Bull is right. Normally, I just toss the forty-four pages of fear into the trash at the post office. However, the September issue caught my eye with its cover page of two inch letters: WARNING! How The Health Care System Can Harm You. Rather than toss, I perused. The following headlines jumped at me—Scam Alert! Door-to-Door Rip-Offs; Wi-Fi Risks, Keep Hackers Out of Your Home; How to Complain. Their October issue is even worse–Hot Drinks Might Cause Cancer; Snowbirds Targeted; Helping to Cure Tax Headaches; and, my favorite one, 9 Ways Your Mate Can Affect Your Health. Nothing like asking the question of whether or not one's significant other helps keep one healthy, or makes one sick. According to AARP, we relationship folks need to watch out if we have been together for decades, one of us is depressed, one of us is a nagger, one of us is an optimist, if we argue a lot, if one of us exercises, if one of us is a dieter, if one of us is ill, or if one of us is a caregiver. Midway through the read, I was so depressed I had to watch the evening news to feel better.

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Whether it is the TV news, the local newspaper, the talk show on the radio news, or all the talk on and off the streets, we bipods have been inundated with negativity. No wonder so many folks are bipods on opioids. So, rather than continuing to read AARP's monthly prose, I will now try to substitute their caveats with the closing words of Dodger great Vin Scully, who recently retired after 67 incredible years, reciting last month, after the last and final pitch, an old Irish blessing: May God give you... For every storm, a rainbow, For every tear, a smile, For every care, a promise, And a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, A faithful friend to share, For every sigh, a sweet song, And an answer for each prayer. Lunch Pail Blues When we Ohio kids were trying not to grow up in suburban Columbus, our lunch boxes or lunch pails were way more important to us than the contents thereof. While Mom's pickle sandwiches or Vienna sausage sandwiches might clear my pals from the table, whenever I broke out my Roy Rogers thermos, a crowd formed. Would it be filled with cherry Coke, hot chocolate, or whole milk? Whole milk, silly. What kid packed his own lunch in the 50s'? We didn't even know where the silverware was in the kitchen. Who was allowed in the kitchen? That's where Mom hid the bourbon, under the sink, with the Pine Sol, the Pledge, and the S.O.S pads. I learned later in the Marines, a different kind of S.O.S pad. By the way, the S.O.S pad name has nothing to do with the SOS distress signals. SOS is the International Morse Code distress signal of three dits, three dahs, and three dits, not to be confused with the three dits in your home room class. In International Morse Code, three dits form the letter S, and three dahs make the letter O, so "SOS" became an easy way to remember the order of the dits and dahs. According to my limited research, the SOS phrases Save Our Ship or Save Our Soul or Save Our Seahawks, were created ex-post facto. The S.O.S pads have a different history. In 1917, Edwin Cox, a pot salesman (no, not that kind), realized the biggest problem in any pot or pan was the sticking of the food to the pan. Given the abrasive nature of steel wool and the cleansing side of soap worked well together, Cox went to work. In his San Francisco kitchen, Big Ed handdipped steel wool into soapy water before letting it dry. He repeated this process until the steel wool could hold no more soap. Before long, the women were buying more soap pads than pots and pans. Enter Cox's wife with an idea. “Honey, you aren't going to sell many pads calling them 'Steel Wool Dipped in Soap Cleaning Pads'. What these soap pads do is save our pans. Let's call them, SOS pads– Save Our Saucepans! If you look at an S.O.S box next time you are in the grocery, notice the punctuation. There is a reason the third period does not follow the last S. Because the S.O.S. with the period is the recognized world-wide distress signal, it cannot, and could not, be trademarked. So, the US Patent and Trademark Office allowed Edwin Cox to register S.O.S without the final period. That way, Cox's request was unique. For more unnecessary information about soap pads, see the official web site at www. After all that, I better close. Our editor thinks I may need to clean up my act. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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ISLAND COUNTY DEMOCRATS BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS STATEWIDE BALLOT MEASURES I-1433: Raise Up WA (Minimum Wage) - Vote Yes I-1464: Limit Money/Politics no recommendation I-1491: Extreme risk protection (Guns) Vote Yes I-1501: Prevent Fraud/Protect Seniors Vote Yes I-732: Carbon Tax - Vote Yes I-735: Get Big Money Out of Politics Vote Yes "Tax Advisory Vote No. 14 Vote "Maintained" "Tax Advisory Vote No. 15 Vote "Maintained" SJR #8210 Better redistricting plan Vote “Approved” FEDERAL President: Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine U.S. Senate: Patty Murray U.S. House of Representatives: Rick Larsen STATEWIDE Governor: Jay Inslee Lt. Governor: Cyrus Habib Secretary of State: Tina Podlodowski State Treasurer: Duane Davidson Attorney General: Bob Ferguson Commissioner of Public Lands: Hilary Franz Superintendent of Public Instruction: Erin Jones Chris Reykdal is also a good choice Insurance Commissioner: Mike Kreidler

10th Legislative District State Senator: Angie Homola State Rep. Pos 1: WRITE IN: Scott Chaplin State Representative Pos 2: Doris Brevoort Island County Commission #1: Helen Price Johnson Island County Commission #2: John Fowkes PUD No. 1, Comm. Dist. 3 Tanya (Toni) Olson JUDICIAL State Supreme Court , Pos. #1: Mary Yu State Supreme Court , Pos. #5: Barbara Madsen State Supreme Court , Pos. #6: Charles Wiggins Superior Court Pos.1: Alan R. Hancock - unopposed Superior Court Pos.2: Vickie I. Churchill-unopposed Other resources: (League of Women Voters) Paid for by the Democratic Party of Island County P.O. Box 775, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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Bits & Pieces support. Good luck finding who’s behind the nefarious Good Government Leadership Council or ALEC (google each) which has spent over $40k on Bailey’s re-election (it’s not reported). You can expect to see some more nasty flyers to your mailbox however. The incumbent likes to distance herself from these dark monies but I see a pachyderm sized influence.

Letters to the Editor Editor, Mixed in the array of initiatives on this year’s ballot is one that deserves the attention and support of Island County voters. Six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court, in its Citizen United decision, formally equated money with political speech, and in so doing, unleashed a torrent of campaign finance contributions that were unprecedented in our nation’s history. Such contributions have ensured that those entities, whether they be wealthy individuals or corporations with the most money to spend on elections, have the greatest influence not only on the outcome of those elections, but on the subsequent conduct of those candidates who are the recipients of their largesse. I-735 asks our Congressional delegation to support what would be the 28th amendment to our U. S. Constitution. This amendment would affirm that the money spent on political campaigns does not equate to free speech under the 1st Amendment and would restore the power of Congress and the States to regulate money in our elections. The American people are aware of the corrupting influence of big money spent on our elections and the ways in which it is undermining our democracy. To date, 17 states have passed resolutions/ballot measures asking Congress for that specific amendment. In Washington State, 17 jurisdictions have passed resolutions against Citizens United, including four right here in Island County: Oak Harbor City Council, Coupeville Town Council, Langley City Council and the Island County Board of Commissioners. Passing laws to overturn Citizens United is not enough. Only a constitutional amendment can protect us from the judicial whims of the Supreme Court. We must vote for I-735 if we are to restore the voice of ‘we the people.’ Marshall F. Goldberg, Oak Harbor

Editor, Granted, it’s hard to figure why a candidate runs for office and even harder to predict what, if anything, they will do if elected. Our grandfather would probably advise, ‘just follow the money’. I tried it. At the State Public Disclosure Commission (Shining a light on Wash politics since 1972) site, I counted the 1st 10 pages of Bailey contributions and discovered that 140 of 150 contributions came from non individuals such as big corporations and special interest groups, many out of State. Homola showed just 17 out of 150 contributions from non individual entities. So Homola has 133 individuals on these pages compared to 10 for Bailey, hmmm. At, a non partisan and respected resource for unbiased information, I found that 92 of Bailey’s top 100 contributors are large distant corporations including big pharma, insurance and collection agencies. Homola conversely shows 17 such ‘non individual’ contributors and zero from businesses. Her non business donations come from teachers unions, firefighters and other public interest entities. Previous letters in this paper have commented on the non-disclosed and darker side of Bailey

These candidates are like day and night. Homola’s a candidate for the people that donated $37k of her salary while serving as a County Commissioner to keep essential programs citizens rely upon funded. She listens to people, is informed, tenacious, and lives up to her website dossier ( Her opponent has questionable allegiances. We need Angie Homola representing US in this district, yesterday. Dean Enell, Langley

Editor, A Vote for Angie is a Vote for a State Income Tax The race for our 10th district Senate seat boils down simply to this: The Republicans have the seat, and the Democrats want it. The actual qualifications of the candidates seem almost irrelevant to some in this political game of “capture the seat”. Despite the fact that Ms. Homola was a one-term county commissioner who was clearly rejected by the voters for a second term, some of those same voters now inexplicably feel she is the ideal person to represent us in the much more demanding position of Washington State Senator. I think the only logic that applies is that she is The Democrat, who must be elected regardless of her qualifications for the job. Further, if the Democrats are successful in securing the seat currently held by Senator Barbara Bailey, and if the balance of power in the Senate then shifts, there will be no stopping the imposition of a state income tax and capital gains tax, which is a key plank in the Democratic platform, and which Ms. Homola will no doubt support. And some in the challenging party are apparently willing to do or say most anything to oust the incumbent. In their attempt to accomplish this transfer of power, there has been in recent weeks a concerted campaign to abuse, discredit and dishonor Senator Bailey, with much of this rhetoric having been published in the pages of the newspapers serving our district. In fact, the Barbara Bailey I know bears no resemblance to the person characterized by some as dishonest and self-serving, as one who operates on the “dark side”, who does not have the interests of her constituents at heart, and who is beholden to “big money”. These jabs at her character, integrity and motivation simply could not be further from the truth, and are in my opinion disgraceful. But there is an outstanding choice available to us in this election. We are most fortunate to have at our service an incumbent senator who is abundantly qualified, one whose record of accomplishment over her 10 years as our state representative and the past four years as our senator stands as clear testimony to her commitment to us, her constituents. Anyone who knows Barbara Bailey, who has taken the time to actually speak with her, and work with her on the issues, knows that she is a person of the highest moral character, whose word is her bond, and who is tireless in her passion for public service. Her list of accomplishments, her positions on key committees and her outstanding reputation among her colleagues attest to her leadership, intelligence and dedication to quality public service. And, of great importance, she will stand firm in opposition to the state income tax and capital gains tax which the Democrats stand ready to inflict on the citizens of our state. By any measurable standard, Barbara Bailey is

the clear choice in this election. She has been our faithful servant in Olympia for the past 14 years, and she has truly earned our vote. Re-elect Barbara Bailey! David D. Williams, Oak Harbor

Editor, Angie Homola gets my vote for senator in the 10th legislative district. She’s an honest person who will represent the citizens who live here and, unlike Barbara Bailey, she doesn’t take money from corporate sponsors or run smear campaigns against decent people. Her campaign is one of the people, by the people and for the people. For many years, I was a strong supporter of State Sen. Mary Margaret Haugen and if she were still available, she’d get my vote, but she was smeared by an unsavory corporate shill, Barbara Bailey, and lost the election. There are lots of reasons to not want Bailey-she is a member of ALEC, a corporate/political organization, and has a lengthy list of out-ofstate corporations who support her. Plus, her silence about the presidential race suggests she is a Trump supporter. Homola had only one out-of-state contributor, Democracy for America. The rest of her money comes from the citizens who live here. Angie Homola recognizes climate change and sea level rise as genuine threats to our coastal communities. She has stated that she will work to solve the state education funding problem instead of ignoring it, and will work to get us the ferry service we need. I want a state senator who works for us, not for some out-of-state corporation. That’s why I’m going to vote for Angie Homola. Mike McVay, Langley

Editor, There are a lot of unknowns this election year. Whether you support Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, or an Independent this is one of the most unpredictable presidential election years that I can remember. If you feel like I do, it’s almost like we’re living in a sitcom and the writers keep pulling new ideas out of a hat to see how crazy they can make 2016. Barbara Bailey, a personal friend of mine is running for re-election as Senator serving the 10th District. She truly cares for the residents of Island, Skagit and Snohomish Counties. And caring for people seems to be rare these days in politics. Barbara deserves to be re-elected. She’s been a faithful representative in Olympia during her 10 years in the State House and four years in the State Senate. We need those in our government who are of good character. People who stand for truth. Those not motivated by power and personal gain. Barbara believes in standing up for the truth, which is admirable. She doesn’t need to run a campaign based on trying to harm the character of her opponents by saying things that are not true. This year it’s so easy to get caught up in the mudslinging, the lying, and the dirty politics. Voters have difficulty knowing who to vote for when they can’t know the candidates personally. Barbara lives in Oak Harbor. Please get to know her and what she represents before election day. She’s improved our higher education system, worked to support better care for our elderly, helped our veterans, and never stopped to rest. She is a kind, humble, and gracious person who truly listens. Rhonda Burgess, Oak Harbor


Stay Away from Frightful Investment Moves

Halloween is almost here. When you’re passing out candy, you’ll see many “scary” costumes that will probably just make you smile. But in real life, you can easily find some things that truly are frightening – such as bad investment moves. Here are a few that you’ll want to avoid: Chasing after “hot” stocks – Many so-called “experts” – not to mention your friends, neighbors, relatives and co-workers – are more than willing to provide you with “tips” on “hot” stocks. But by the time you hear about these stocks, they may already be cooling off – and, in any case, they may not have been appropriate for your needs in the first place. Investing too aggressively or too conservatively – If you constantly worry about the value of your investment portfolio, and you lose sleep whenever the market drops sharply, you might be taking on too much risk for your own comfort – so you may need to invest somewhat less aggressively. Conversely, if you invest primarily in conservative, low-yielding investments because you think they will help you avoid losses, you might not achieve the long-term growth potential you need to help you reach your important financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. When you invest, try to balance your need for growth with your personal tolerance for risk. Failing to diversify – If you only own one type of financial asset, and a market downturn hits that asset class strongly, your portfolio will likely take a big hit. You can greatly reduce the effects of market volatility – and give yourself more chances for success – by spreading your money among a range of investments. (Keep in mind, though, that diversification can’t always guarantee profits or protect against all losses.) Paying too much attention to today’s news – Unfortunately, many of the news items of today – or of any day – are more negative than positive. But as an investor, you don’t want to be forced into a “sky-is-falling” mentality, because such a mind-set could lead you to make rash, unwise decisions, such as selling quality investments too soon or staying out of the market altogether. Generally, no single event has truly long-term consequences for investors. Consider the recent “Brexit” vote – in the immediate aftermath, the markets fell sharply, but just a few weeks later, they hit all-time highs. That won’t happen with every newsworthy occurrence, but historically, the markets have shown resilience. So stay invested and follow a smart, long-term investment strategy that’s suitable for your situation – and look beyond today’s headlines. Ignoring opportunities – Are you taking full advantage of all the investment opportunities available to you? For example, are you contributing as much as you can afford to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan? If not, you are underutilizing one of the best retirement savings vehicles around. At a minimum, put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. You won’t always have the chance to participate in this type of tax-advantaged retirement plan – so make the most of it while it’s available. Halloween usually ends with few tricks and many treats. Steering clear of the scary investment moves described above can help you make steady progress toward your financial objectives. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Now is the time to think carefully about who you are going to Vote for locally and nationally. It’s unfortunate that we lost a thoughtful, diplomatic and productive commissioner in Angie Homola and regrettably we now have Jill Johnson as District 2 Commissioner. She has

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it. LOCALLY OWNED. been incredibly difficult to work with, making needed changes almost impossible. We have gone to many Island County commissioners meetings and watched how rude and inconsiderate Jill Johnson can be when the other commissioners and the public are trying to get her to see both sides. Her inability to address community concerns rationally and intelligently on issues like Wonn Road, the fireworks and jet noise; shows her lack of maturity. We need to replace her with someone who will openly and calmly look at each issue. We can not afford four more years of her shrill bullying. Please bring good government back to Island County - Vote for John Fowkes. Lola Miller, Coupeville

Skagit Valley College Offers Workshops to Help Students Complete Financial Aid Paperwork Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce its participation in College Goal Washington. College Goal Washington is part of the statewide 12th Year Campaign, administered by the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC). Students and parents are invited to attend the College Goal Washington event on Saturday, October 29, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at SVC’s Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. Attendees will receive assistance in filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) from trained volunteers. Students who are ineligible for the FAFSA due to citizenship status may be eligible to file the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and access the State Need Grant, helping them pay for college. Trained volunteers and interpreters will be available to work with students and families to fill out the WASFA. Financial aid experts will be onsite to answer questions about how to pay for college, how to access financial aid, and to work individually with students on a case-by-case basis. There will also be a series of workshops throughout

Whidbey Weekly the day that address the cost of college, next steps after filing the FAFSA/WASFA, applying for scholarships, and others which students and families can attend. While Skagit Valley College staff has participated in other schools’ events in the past, this is the second year SVC will host the College Goal Washington event. Last year the event was a huge success, serving over 175 people. College Goal Washington is part of the nationwide College Goal Sunday initiative administered by the National College Access Network designed to increase low income, first generation, and underrepresented students’ completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about the event, please contact Rose Hill, Outreach Specialist at (360) 416-7795 or [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Skagit Valley College]

Reserve Open House to Benefit the Ebey’s Forever Grant Program Join Friends of Ebey’s and homeowner, Kathy Baxter, for a rare opportunity to tour the historic Perkins House on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. An Ebey’s Forever Grant recipient, the historic home is located at 1405 Ebey Road, Coupeville, in the heart of Ebey’s Prairie in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. The Trust Board’s preservation expert, Sarah Steen, will also be there to share information about the Grant Program and how it brought new life to the historic Perkins House. Local Jenny Bean Coffee and truffles from Lavender Wind Farm will be served. Donations will also be accepted for the Ebey’s Forever Grant Program. “This is the ideal opportunity to showcase how support from the Reserve community has helped to maintain the integrity of our cultural landscape,” said Alix Roos, Executive Director of Friends of Ebey’s, the non-profit that raises funds to support Ebey’s Reserve. “There are over forty five local structures that have

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eight and up. This event will be held on Saturday, October 29 at 4:00pm. No charge for this event, but donations to the Whale Center are appreciated.

received critical preservation funding through private donations. Since its inception, the Trust Board’s Ebey’s Forever Grant Program has circulated nearly one million dollars into the local economy.” She added, “This house gives us all good reason to celebrate. It is a beautiful example of the benefit of community-driven preservation and what we all gain by keeping these structures alive and historically significant.”

“Sharing my books and talking to students about story-making is one of my favorite things to do as a writer” states Mentyka.

“When you live in a historic house, you share the stories and memories people in the community have of life here through the years” said Kathy Baxter, homeowner, who will have a slideshow and pictures of the rehabilitation process at the open house. “I’m very lucky to have been able to take care of a little piece of this history, and I’m happy to be able to share the experience of living here with my community.” Sarah Steen, the Trust Board’s Preservation Coordinator said, “Our built environment plays a big part in telling the story of the Reserve’s long, rich, and diverse history. The physical landscapes we inhabit on a daily basis become integral to our own lives and stories, so thoughtfully managing our landscapes and historic buildings is vital to maintaining a sense of belonging, keeping our collective memory tangible and relevant, and developing a personal connection to our place and past.”

“A wonderful book that weaves an exciting and mysterious story about families and whales” - review by Susan Berta, Co-founder of Orca Network, Whidbey Island.

The Friends of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve works in cooperation with the Trust Board and National Park Service to fund projects and programs that protect, preserve and enhance the cultural and natural resources and the visitor experience of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve. [Submitted by Alix Roos, Friends of Ebey’s]

Book Reading & Author Presentation at Langley Whale Center Langley Whale Center will host a book reading and presentation by author Sharon Mentyka, introducing her new Middle Grade Novel “Chasing at the Surface” written for ages

Based on a true event that occurred in Dyes Inlet, WA, the book describes a twelve year old girl’s struggle to help free a pod of trapped orca whales, leading her to a new understanding of the assaults humans have had on nature and the complicated meaning of family and home. The book weaves together themes of courage, forgiveness, adoption, personal responsibility, environmental issues, NW history and natural science of killer whales and conservation of their habitat. This middle reader debut is packed full of action, dialogue and vivid descriptions and includes a map and orca genealogy chart.

Sharon Mentyka is a children’s writer, designer and educator with an MFA in Writing from the Northwest Institute of Literary Arts (NILA) Whidbey Writers Workshop where she was awarded the Elizabeth George Foundation Merit Scholarship. Her stories grow from small kernels of truth that explore common themes: fairness (or unfairness), transitions and helping the less powerful find their voice. An active member of SCBWI-Western Washington, Sharon also tutors and teaches writing workshops to middle and high school students. For more information on Sharon, visit www. For more information on the Langley Whale Center follow them at or visit Langley Whale Center, located at 115 Anthes Avenue, Langley, WA, is a program of Orca Network, a non-profit on Whidbey Island. BITS & PIECES

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Staffed by wonderful Volunteer Docents, the Center is open Thursdays through Sundays, 11:00am till 5:00pm, and holiday Mondays. You may contact them at or leave a message at (360) 221-7505. [Submitted by Wendy Sines, Langley Whale Center]

Autumn on Whidbey Wine, Spirits and Art Tour It’s time to celebrate harvest with the vintners at the annual Autumn on Whidbey Wine, Spirits and Art Tour. During the weekend of November 12 and 13, five tasting rooms will be open for the tour each offering samples of some of their finest hand-crafted wines and spirits while showcasing local artists at the same time. Many venues will have artists in action on site. LOCALLY OPERATED.

This tour also features the Vintners Case Card Sale, which offers participants in the tour on opportunity to get a Case Card stamped by purchasing wines and spirits from multiple participating venues. Then, when the card is filled out and turned in, the reward is not only a case of wonderful wines, but also two tickets to the February Red Wine & Chocolate Tour the group puts on.

days, when the town, merchants and kids dress up for the day, making a fun enchanting afternoon. Look for the poster in the window of participating shops.

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This year, Animal Hospital by the Sea is inviting folks to dress up their dog for a Spooky Walk about town! There will also be some treats for dogs at several shops.

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Advance tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased at the venues or online at www. Participating venues include Holmes Harbor Cellars, Blooms Winery, Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery, and Comforts of Whidbey.

Langley United Methodist Church will celebrate the day with Truck or Treat with carnival games and prizes with fresh-pressed cider.

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For adult treats don’t miss Boo La La on Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29, 7:30pm as WICA welcomes back the popular Can Can Productions. This year’s Halloween burlesque rendezvous will wow, delight, and tease audiences. It’s an all adult party not to be missed. A great weekend to enjoy the Halloween magic in Langley.

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BooLaLa! Burlesque Halloween Weekend

Reflective trick-or-treat bags and costume stickers will be available at IDIPIC’s display table in front of the store Sunday, October 23 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. There will also be candy courtesy of Oak Harbor Walmart as well as a treat for drivers: glow-in-the-dark designated driver key fobs.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) proudly presents “Boo La La!” on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 at 7:30pm. Plan a WICA’d Halloween as they welcome back award-winning Can Can Productions for their second year of “Boo La La!” Riding on the tails of last year’s popular performances, this year’s Halloween burlesque rendezvous (a humorous and provocative stage show) has even more tricks and treats than ever before.

Since 2001, Be Safe Be Seen on Halloween has been a community service provided by IDIPIC and its long-time Partner in Prevention Oak Harbor Wal-Mart.

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out in their underground showcase at Pike Place Market. It’s a not-to-be-missed, one-ofa-kind Halloween treat and the only all-adult Halloween party of the season. Come for the burlesque and then stay for the party afterwards in Zech Hall as you meet and greet the dancers in WICA’s Piano Bar. $25 General Admission. $50 VIP Ticket includes champagne and a backstage tour preshow. Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show at For tickets by phone, call the Box Office at (360) 221-8268 or (800) 638-7631. You can also buy tickets in person at the Box Office, 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1:00pm and 6:00p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show.

Come see a free community screening of Cultivating Kids, an engaging 22 minute film about the South Whidbey School District Garden Program by filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young. It takes place at the Clyde Theater on Sunday, November 6, 2:00pm. A preview of the film is available at https://vimeo. com/171443754

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

enters its final weeks, November offers audiences a fiendishly funny, over-the-top take on the state of American politics. Recommended for ages 13+ due to adult humor and profanity. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit

Recovery Rocks: Let’s Celebrate Recovery

Apple Day & Mutt Strut

Thursday, October 20, 4:30pm-7:30pm Days Inn, 2009 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon Recovery from what? We’re all in recovery from something – mental health and/or addiction, etc. There will be music, food and fun. Free raffle for $100 Fred Meyer Gift Card. Sponsored the Northern Washington Peer Recovery Action Network. For more information, call (360) 770-5483.

Candidate Forum Thursday, October 20, 6:00pm-9:00pm Elks Lodge, 155 Ernst St, Oak Harbor Candidates will answer questions and discuss topics presented by the League of Women Voters of Whidbey Island. Forums will include Congressional District 2 Candidates; 10th District Legislative Candidates; Island County Commissioner Candidates. Free and open to the public. For more information, email lev.

Candidate Forum Friday, October 21, 3:00pm Regency on Whidbey, 1040 Kimball Ave, Oak Harbor Helen Price Johnson, Gary Wray, Jill Johnson, and John Fowkes will be the guests. The is a perfect opportunity for you to see and hear the candidates up close and personal. For more information, call (360) 279-0933.

1st Annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance & Chili Cook-Off Friday, October 21, 6:00pm Freeland Hall, 1515 Shoreline Dr, Freeland This exciting event, benefitting the Coupeville Boys & Girls Club, will include a live and silent auction, chili cook-off and sides served by Front Street Grill, a root beer float bar and games for the kids, and beer served by Penn Cove Tap Room. The Club is still accepting chili entries, donations for their auctions, and sponsorships. All proceeds will go toward the academic, fine arts, healthy habits, science, summer camp, athletics, and teen programs offered by the Coupeville Boys & Girls Club. The Club accepts members from all of Whidbey Island, especially those in Coupeville, Greenbank, Freeland, Langley, and Clinton. For more information, email or call (360) 678-5640.

Whidbey Island Community Orchestra Fall Concert: “Simply Classical” Friday, October 21, 7:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Featuring concertmaster Brian Kenney in Mozart Adagio and works by Beethoven, Handel, and Haydn. Admission is free, donations accepted at the door.

Frightville XVI Fridays, October 21 & 28, 7:00pm-12:00am Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 7:00pm-12:00am Monday, October 31, 7:00pm-12:00am Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr, Oak Harbor $13 per person Kid’s matinees held Saturdays, October 22 & 29 from 11:00am to 2:00pm, tickets $4 per person. Presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Oak Harbor. For more information, call (360) 240-9273 or visit

“November”: a Political Satire by David Mamet Friday, October 21, 7:30pm Saturday, October 22, 7:30pm Tickets: $15-22 Just as the 2016 Presidential election campaign

Saturday, October 22, 10:00am-2:00pm Bayview Cash Store, Langley All activities are free, with a charge for food and beverages; the event takes place rain or shine. Staff from Bayview Farm & Garden will be on hand in the green house pressing apples for fresh cold and hot cider. Mutt Strut registration begins at 11:00am; the parade is at noon with costume judging to follow. Prizes awarded for: best dog costume; best owner & dog costume combo; best trick; best celebrity dog. For more information, call (360) 321-4145 or visit The location of the event is 5603 Bayview Road.

Crab Dinner Fundraiser and Auction Saturday, October 22, 4:00pm Nordic Lodge, Coupeville Proceeds benefit the Coupeville Booster Club. Tickets available at Penn Cove Vet, bayleaf or by contacting Fawn at (360) 672-5853.

South Whidbey Ryther Mardi Unit Dinner and Auction Saturday, October 22, 5:00pm Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club, Langley $35 per person Ryther offers and develops safe places and opportunities for children, youth and families to heal and grow. The menu this year is a delicious smoked pork loin or ling cod specially prepared by Chef Wayne at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. This year’s theme is “Let’s Have a Ball Helping Ryther” and you can win a prize by dressing in sports attire. For more information, contact Sara Wilcox at saraw@ or (360) 331-7103.

Oktoberfest Dinner/Auction Saturday, October 22, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Tickets: $20 each Features a Bavarian supper, entertainment, live and silent auction. African fair trade hand crafts available for purchase. No host bar available. 100% of proceeds benefit women and youth in Uganda by providing health care and scholarships to those involved in Watoto Orphanage programs. Watoto organization helps women by providing housing, training and jobs and helps children by providing families, homes and schooling. Many may have had a chance to enjoy the Watoto Children’s Choir when they visit Oak Harbor. Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Watoto Mission Team who have been traveling annually to Uganda since 2008 and have built a house and a medical clinic there.

Live Music: J.P. Falcon Saturday, October 22, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville A self taught acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter and a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation, J.P. Falcon performs originals and covers all over the Northwest, Montana and Hawaii. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit

Carrie Newcomer in Concert Sunday, October 23, 3:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Carrie is a Quaker from Indiana and is a talented performer, gifted songwriter and keen observer of spiritual matters. She explores “the intersection of the spiritual and the daily, the sacred and the ordinary.” She rarely appears in the Pacific Northwest, so it is a great opportunity to hear a truly excep-

tional performer in concert that won’t happen again for awhile. Come and join Carrie as she sings about lives lived in connection, compassion and love.

100 Word Short Story Smash with Chris Spencer Thursday, October 27, 7:30pm WICA, Zech Hall, Langley All Seats $12 Local author and personality Chris Spencer returns for the 10th 100 Word Short Story Smash. Write your heart out, send it in and compete for fame, glory, and a little bit of cash in this popular ode to concise editing! This year, the Short Story Smash is moved to Zech Hall to feature WICA’s popular Piano Bar with drinks being served throughout the evening. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8268 or visit

Star Party Friday, October 28, 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

Fort Casey’s Haunted Fort Friday, October 28, 6:30pm-10:30pm Saturday, October 29, 6:30pm-10:30pm Fort Casey, Coupeville Featuring children’s games and a bounce house. Haunted Fort tours for kids 10 and older. Food by Random Acts of Food and Tailgate Barbecue. Tickets are $7 per person or $25 for a family (up to 6). For more information, call (360) 678-1186.

Boo La La! Burlesque Friday, October 28, 7:30pm Sunday, October 29, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $25 Join the fun as Seattle’s most celebrated dance theatre company wows, delights, teases, and titillates audiences in a show crafted especially for WICA. There’s never a cover in the Piano Bar where you can enjoy wine, beer, whiskey, and an ever popular house-crafted cocktail. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8268 or visit

St. Hubert Holiday Bazaar Saturday, October 29, 9:30am-3:00pm St. Hubert Church, Langley Shop early for gifts, jewelry, crafts, and books. The bazaar includes a bake sale and amazing raffle items. Lunch, pie and hot cider will also be available.

Midway Monster Mash Saturday, October 29, 5:00pm-8:00pm Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor Zombie makeup at Whidbey Playhouse begins at 3:30pm followed by Zombie Crawl to Midway Traders Village for music, food, crafts and games. Please call (360) 929-1452 for more information.

Halloween Torchlight Parade Saturday, October 29, 5:00pm Downtown Coupeville Wear your coolest costume and join the fun at Cooks Corner Park for a walk down Front Street to celebrate the season. Bags filled with candy are given to all participants. Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue and Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association add a flashlight to each bag for those 12 and under. Prizes for cool costumes: judging for best girl, best boy, best group, best adult and best family costume. Winners announced at the end of the parade. LOCALLY OPERATED. Chili Cook off & Pumpkin Contest Saturday, October 29, 5:30pm-9:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Club, 155 NE Ernst St. Oak Harbor Grad Night 2017 is hosting a Chili Cook off & Pumpkin fundraising event. Chili Contest: Show off your chili cooking skills by entering your chili in the taste testing contest for $25. There is a cover charge of $5 for the chili tasting event. Pumpkin contest: Enter your pre-carved pumpkin into the pumpkin contest for $5. Prizes will be awarded for both chili and pumpkin winners! Enjoy live music provided by Oak Harbor’s very own Backyard Bison. For further information, please contact

Kingdom Fest Monday, October 31, 6:00pm-8:00pm Calvary Chapel, Oak Harbor A family event to celebrate that Jesus is with us! It is a castle, princess & knight type theme. Costumes are not required but it is requested that costumes are not scary. Located at 1560 SE 9th Street, for more information call (360) 679-6959.

VFW Sunday Breakfast Every Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm VFW Post 7392, 3037 Goldie Rd, Oak Harbor Breakfast includes eggs, omelets, French toast, pancakes, hash browns, fruit selection, coffee, tea and so much more. For more information, call (360) 675-4048.

Oak Harbor Winter Market Saturdays, thru December 24, 10:00am-3:00pm Hummingbird Farm Nursery & Gardens, Oak Harbor Celebrating local this holiday season. Featuring handmade crafts, original artwork, fresh baked treats, holiday gifts for all, hot food & beverages, musical entertainment & kids’ korner. Hummingbird Farm is located at 2319 Zylstra Road. For more information, call (360) 941-7470 or email

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Anatomy of a Masterpiece Thursday, October 20, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library Tuesday, October 25, 12:00pm-1:30pm Freeland Library Join Lance Rhoades, film and literature historian, for a conversation about Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. How does Frankenstein serve as a symbol in debates about technology, slavery, and universal suffrage? For more information, visit Everyone is welcome. Made-By-Hand: Painted Bottles Saturday, October 22, 11:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Every empty bottle is filled with memories – give them so more. We are transforming empty bottles into something new – with a little bit of paint. We’ll have glass bottles (although feel free to bring your own) and paint and a few ideas for ways to enliven and reuse your vessel. Storytelling Slam Monday, October 24, 11:00am-12:30pm Freeland Library The Moth is a storytelling phenomenon that began seventeen years ago when ordinary people were invited to share five minute stories from their life experiences on a single set subject. In the spirit of The Moth, Elisa Stone invites you to share your stories. Everyone is welcome. Island County Student Entrepreneur Challenge Tuesday, October 25, 4:00pm Oak Harbor Library Compete in the Student Entrepreneur Challenge for a chance to win an in-school scholarship, all while raising money for your favorite club or activity. For more information, form WHAT’S GOING ON

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Hummingbird Farm jumps aboard agritourism wagon By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Neither rain, nor wind, nor time of year can keep people from their love of shopping. Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens in Oak Harbor hopes to expand opportunities for local small businesses and shoppers alike with its second annual Winter Market, which opened Oct. 15 and will run Saturdays through Christmas Eve. “Last year, because of changes in some of the rules for small farms that allow us to do events to promote agri-tourism, we pursued it. We jumped and hoped the parachute opens,” said Lorijean Spear, who owns Hummingbird Farm with her husband, Lee. “You’ve gotta start somewhere. Oaks come from acorns.” This is the second year for the indoor market, which has grown to 22 vendors who share space in the farm’s greenhouses. There is also additional outdoor space for any farmers or food trucks that might want to join. “This year we have art, paintings, jewelry, bakers, garden arts, essential oils, candles and more,” Spear said. “We also opened it up to a small percentage of direct sales vendors because we want to support that group as well.” The farm offers lots of park benches upon which to sit and look out at the gardens or do some bird-watching – it is a certified backyard wildlife sanctuary – and even a Bocce Ball court on which to play. The Spears said they have even more plans for special events and other added features. “We’ve invited photographers to come out and do shoots in the garden and we’re actively looking for strolling minstrels and buskers, people who want to come out to play and sing,” she said. “The Oak Harbor High School band booster club will be here as they raise money for new uniforms and Whidbey Island Rocks will come do a couple of rock painting sessions for the holidays.” The market will be open both Saturday and Sunday on the weekend following Thanksgiving and will be offering its annual pet photos with Santa. Proceeds from the photos will benefit the Whidbey Island Farm Animal Assistance Program. Reservations are recommended and Spear noted that you don’t necessarily have to have a pet to get your photos taken. On Saturday, Dec. 10, Spear said the Winter Market will feature “Caroling for our Community” from 2 to 4 p.m. All proceeds raised from that event will benefit Ryan’s House for Youth. They’ve even thought of the holiday procrastinators. “We will be open Dec. 24th,” Spear said. “We know there are last-minute shoppers and we respect that. We support procrastination and we will be here.” Spear said it’s important that they use the opportunity provided by their farm and the market to help pay it forward. “We are hoping to become an outpost for the

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David Welton photo courtesy of Goosefoot Leah Hartley and her dog Spinnaker Gale have won Best Trick two years in a row at the annual Mutt Strut competition, which will be held Saturday, Oct. 22 at Bayview corner. Spinnaker Gale has been the only dog in the event’s 10-year history to actually do a “real” trick.

Pooches on parade during Bayview Mutt Strut By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It is a very Whidbey Island thing to do – dress yourself and your dog up and head to Bayview corner Saturday, Oct. 22 to enjoy the 11th annual Mutt Strut as well as the annual Apple Day celebration at Bayview Farm and Garden and the final day of the Bayview Farmers Market.

Myszkowski said Bayview Farm and Garden makes swag bags for all the participating dogs and Goosefoot makes swag bags for people. Animal welfare organizations such as WAIF, Fetch! and Dogs On Deployment will also be on hand with information. “It’s a friendly event. It’s not competitive at all,” she said.

The trickiest category for the contest, as it turns out, is the award for the best dog trick. “We never had a “real” pet trick until two years ago, when a gal showed up with a small hoop and had her dog jump through it,” described

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“It’s a collaborative effort and a true community event,” said Marian Myszkowski, director of programs for Goosefoot, which runs the Mutt Strut portion of the festivities. “It is completely free,” she continued. “There is no cost to participate in any way. We do this with all events we organize.” Originally started by the owner of the Spoiled Dog Café, Goosefoot took over the event about eight years ago. Its premise is very simple. “Dogs and their owners get dressed up,” explained Myszkowski. “At noon they parade through Bayview Farm and Garden and the farmers market and then come over to the Cash Store.” Prizes are handed out for the best dog costume, the best dog trick, best celebrity dog and the best owner/dog costume combination. “People go all out. It’s Whidbey Island – they love their dogs and they love having fun,” said Myszkowski. “And we have good prizes. We have very generous donors; Healthy Pet in Freeland and Myken’s in Langley give us baskets and Critters and Company in Clinton donates two huge bags of dog food.”

David Welton photo courtesy of Goosefoot There was nothing but puppy love for this Seahawks fan and his pooch at last year’s Mutt Strut.

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MUTT STRUT continued from page 9 Myszkowski. “Last year she came with two hoops and she got the prize again. It took us ten years to get a real trick.” Registration for the Mutt Strut begins at 11 a.m. and the event begins at noon. “It’s a great way to test out that costume for Halloween,” Myszkowski encouraged. “Start with your own and then see how you can work your dog into it. It’s a fun experience seeing the creativity of people and the relationships they have with their dogs.” Strutting aside, there will be plenty of other activities to enjoy whether you have a pooch to bring along or not. Bayview Farm and Garden will have samples of 60 different varieties of heirloom apples specifically brought from Easter Washington for this event. Many of them will be carried by the nursery for planting. Sam Rowley will be the cider master of the day, according to organizers, and he will be milling and pressing fresh cider. Samples will be available to try and cider lovers can bring home a half gallon or gallon if they choose. In addition, said organizers, the Flower House Café inside Bayview Farm and Garden will be serving mulled cider to order and fresh apple pastries. Local musicians Jim and Betty Lightner will be performing live starting at 11 a.m. If that’s not enough, Bayview Farmers Market will bring its season to an end with fun and games such as the very challenging art of apple stacking, among other things.

David Welton photo courtesy of Goosefoot Natasha Sheldon, her daughter Sasha and their pets won last year’s Best Dog/Owner Costume Combo in the annual Mutt Strut. This talented duo has won a few times in the past, and past themes have included “Toy Story” and “A Bug’s Life.”

“It’s just fun. People can walk around, listen to music, taste apples,” Myszkowski said. “The thing I’ve always loved the most about this day is that it brings out people from the age of 5 to 85. It appeals to the kid in everybody.”

David Welton photo courtesy of Goosefoot In 2010 Mutt Strut organizers had their first imposter enter the contest. Carrie McLachlan and her goat made formidable Vikings.

HUMMINGBIRD continued from page 9 Growing Veterans organization, which teaches gardening skills to veterans who may be suffering with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injuries,” she said. “We would love to be a part of that, teaching them how to garden, to grow food for themselves and their families.”

“We’re changing gears next year,” she teased. “People will have to wait and see what we do.”

Spear, who is also a nurse, said she would also love to one day establish a healing center of sorts, a safe haven for people to explore new things. “I would like it to be a safe place for someone to come to discover their creativity,” she said. “Sometimes when someone experiences profound sadness, they just need to create to help them heal.”

“I think we’re gifted with a lot of creative and artistic people. It’s fun to grow this collaborative group. I get a lot of joy from giving them space to promote what they do,” she said. “I’ve always been a believer that the sum is greater than its parts. It’s synergistic. Magical things happen when people get together and share their creativity.”

In future years, Spear said she hopes the Winter Market will run from October through March, dovetailing with other outdoor markets on the island. Other plans also call for Hummingbird Farm to become an event center, growing from its beginning business as a nursery offering perennial plants.

The Winter Market at Hummingbird Farm will be open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. now through Dec. 24. It is located at 2319 Zylstra Road in Oak Harbor. More information is available on Facebook at farm.nursery.and.gardens/.

No matter what direction they decide to go, Spear said it is always on a path to help promote local business and creativity.

Adopt a Toy Soldier for the Holidays!

The Oak Harbor Main Street Association is hoping to find adoptive parents for a few good soldiers – toy soldiers, that is. As part of the organization’s Home for the Holidays festivities, it is placing 24 plain, 4-foottall toy soldiers up for “adoption.” Those up to the challenge are then asked to paint and decorate the wooden figures and return the finished works of art to OHMSA by midNovember, in time to be put up as decorations for the upcoming holidays. The group was inspired by the snowpeople that start cropping up throughout Coupeville during the holidays, but chose the toy soldier theme for a couple of reasons. “Toy soldiers are obviously a reference to the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,”” said Margaret Livermore, president of the OHMSA. “Plus, they are a nod to the fact that we are a military community. So, we feel like we have a couple of good reasons for the toy soldier theme.” Organizers say they hope the community will get into the spirit of the idea so they can add more soldiers each year. Twenty-four toy soldiers have been cut out and are primed, ready and waiting to painted and decorated by community and military groups, businesses or individuals. Cost to “adopt,” or sponsor, a toy soldier is $15 per soldier. They can be picked up starting Oct. 20 and must be returned no later than Nov. 18. Livermore said plans currently call for the toy soldiers to be put on display in front of participating businesses or mounted along the fences on Pioneer Way. The decorations will be numbered as they are returned and then community members will be able to choose their favorite by casting their vote at the Main Street office, located inside the mall behind the Garry Oak Gallery.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens is offering its second annual Winter Market on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Dec. 24. The market features a variety of local small businesses and crafters.

Those interested in adopting a toy soldier can call Oak Harbor Main Street Executive Director Melissa Riker at 360-929-2489 or email her at to schedule a time to pick up their soldier(s). Supplies are limited, so those interested are encouraged to act quickly.

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Happy Birthday Chief Ronhaar! Family, friends and members of the Oak Harbor Fire Department helped former Fire Chief John James (Jim) Ronhaar celebrate his 94th birthday last week at Regency on Whidbey. Members of the OHFD presented Ronhaar with a personalized card commemorating his 34 years of service as a volunteer with the department and surprised him with a cake complete with candles, joking that they couldn’t actually put 94 candles on it without causing a fire hazard. Ronhaar joined the OHFD as a volunteer firefighter in 1945. He was elected Fire Chief in 1966 and continued serving in that capacity until 1978. He was the city’s last volunteer Fire Chief; the position is now paid. Since his retirement from the fire department, Ronhaar has continued to visit the station and participate in community and department activities and events.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Jim Ronhaar dons a fire helmet during the celebration of the former fire chief’s 94th birthday, celebrated last week at Regency on Whidbey.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Members of the Oak Harbor Fire Department presented former volunteer Fire Chief Jim Ronhaar with a birthday cake in honor of his 94th birthday, celebrated last week at Regency on Whidbey. Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Former Oak Harbor Fire Department volunteer Fire Chief Jim Ronhaar shakes hands with a member of the current OHFD staff at a birthday celebration in honor of Ronhaar’s 94th birthday.

Courtesy of the Oak Harbor Fire Department

Voting recommendations from The Island County Republican Party Federal Partisan Offices United States President/Vice President: Donald J Trump / Michael R Pence United States Senator: Chris Vance Congressional District 2 United States Representative: Marc Hennemann

INITIATIVES to the people 1433 NO Increases minimum wage statewide regardless of local cost of living. 1464 NO Would use public tax dollars to fund political campaigns.

Washington State Partisan Offices Governor: Bill Bryant Lt. Governor: Marty McClendon Secretary of State: Kim Wyman State Treasurer: Michael Waite or Duane Davidson State Auditor: Mark Miloscia Attorney General: Joshua B. Trumbull (L) Commissioner of Public Lands: Steve McLaughlin Superintendent of Public Instruction: Erin Jones Insurance Commissioner: Richard Schrock

1501 NO Allows caregiver’s info to be released to government agencies and unions.

Legislative District 10 State Senator: Barbara Bailey State Representative Position 1: Norma Smith State Representative Position 2: Dave Hayes

735 NO Disallows business people the ability to donate to campaigns but does nothing to restrict unions from doing so.

1491 NO Restricts 2nd amendment rights with no defined standard.

INITIATIVES to the Legislature 732 NO Useless incremental tax that increases until the year 2055.

Island County Partisan Office Island Court Commissioner Position 1: Gary Wray Island County Commissioner Position 2: Jill Johnson

ADVISORY VOTES: Number 14 HB 2768 Repealed

Judicial Non Partisan Offices Supreme Court Justice Position 1: David DeWolf Supreme Court Justice Position 5: Greg Zempel Supreme Court Justice Positon 6: Dave Larson Superior Court Judge Position 1: Alan R. Hancock Superior Court Judge Position 2: Vickie I. Churchill

PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO STATE CONSTITUTION: Senate Joint Resolution #8210 – Approved

Number 15 HB 2778 Repealed

Paid for by the Island County Republican Party, PO Box 293, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 • 360-279-1197 • •

STATE SENATE - GOP Senator Barbara Bailey is being attacked by Special Interests who want a state income tax in Washington

Senator Bailey is working hard for you and will continue to champion policies protecting consumers, seniors and veterans. She just needs your vote this November!

• No to a state income tax - protect consumers • Spearheaded the CARE Act which supports family caregivers and their loved ones -SB 6327 • Supported other policies protecting seniors such as the Silver Alert program for memory patients - SB 5264 • Supported laws that limit dramatic increases in prescription drug prices - SB 5441 • Supported new education opportunities for Veterans - SB 5620



for passing, and Governor Jay Inslee for signing the bill into law.” -AARP, April 27th, 2016

Paid for by Friends of Barbara Bailey | (R) P.O. Box 374, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

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a team with three to five of your friends and come to the kick-off meeting. For teens in grades 9 - 12. Write Now: Get Representation-What Literary Agents Wish You Knew Wednesday, October 26, 11:00am-12:30pm Freeland Library

Calling All Artists! Deck The Doors Langley Main Street Association is looking for artists to decorate downtown shops doors & windows Three winners will be selected by a panel of judges Three artists will each win $1,000! Entries must be ready by Nov 23rd email your interest to

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Great Vendors Santa’s Village

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group Thursday, October 27, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Atul Gawande’s “Being Mortal.” Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end. For adults.

Pictures with Santa

Oak Harbor Middle School cafeteria & gym 10:00am to 4:00pm Saturday, November 5, 2016 150 SW 6th Ave. Oak Harbor Vendors Wanted - Contact Christie Tieger at Home businesses are non-compete first come first serve

St. Hubert Holiday Bazaar Saturday, October 29, 2016 • 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

Gifts • Jewelry • Crafts • Books Bake Sale • Hot Cider • Lunch • Pie Amazing Raffle Items St. Hubert Church • 804 Third St • Langley

If you are pursuing traditional publishing, you need a literary agent. In this hands-on class, you will find out what agents do (and don’t do), how to determine which agent is right for your work, and learn some basic etiquette for approaching them. We’ll discuss pitches and query letters, and you’ll leave with a completed worksheet customized to your work-in-progress to jumpstart your search.

Reclaim the American Dream-Discussion Group Thursday, October 27, 2:00pm-3:30pm Freeland Library Did you attend the Hedrick Smith lecture on reclaiming the American dream? Continue the discussion with your neighbors who want to do something about income inequality. This first discussion will focus on fostering inclusive capitalism. Please register in advance to receive pre-reading material. Facilitated by Marshall Goldberg, Trudy Sundberg Lecture chair, with support from Humanities Washington and the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation. Pumpkin Painting Friday, October 28, 2:00pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Just in time for Halloween, pick a pumpkin and paint it at the library while snacking on treats and listening to spooky music! All supplies provided. For teens and tweens ages 9 and up. One-on-One Business Mentoring Friday, October 28, 3:00pm-4:00pm or 4:00pm-5:00pm Freeland Library Starting a business or growing an existing one? Have an idea but not sure what to do next? Ron Claude, a local SCORE volunteer mentor, brings 25+ years of executive experience to free one-on-one counseling sessions aimed at helping your business thrive. Please register online or call the library. Halloween Treat: “Ghostbusters” Monday, October 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy treats while watching this 1984 classic! Runtime 107 min. Rated PG. Supported by Friends of the Coupeville 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.

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

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

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

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at 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 South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, October 21, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton October’s program: “All About Lavender” Sarah Richards, owner of Lavender Wind Farm in Coupeville, will cover planting, pruning and care of lavender. She will also share the culinary uses and related products. Refreshments provided and the public is welcome.

PBY Naval Air Museum Tuesday, October 25, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor The featured speaker at this monthly no-host luncheon will be Matt Nichols of Nichols Bros. Boat Builders. Nichols will speak on the history of Nichols Bros., what is going on currently, especially highlighting military work done; experimental, etc. The public is invited to this event and the CPO Club is located at 1080 Ault Field Rd. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information. WHAT’S GOING ON

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something of deep importance to you is possible on the 24th and 25th.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Annoying money and relationship issues surface early in the week. The more deep-seated of these defy simple solutions, but events on the 23rd help you put those and other matters to rest in the most painless way possible. Be candid about who and what you truly are on the 25th. Doing so reconnects you in a happy and emotionally fulfilling way with someone or something of importance to you. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) This week is likely to bring improvements to sticky situations impeding your progress in life. Such situations often teach rich lessons about ourselves, and this week is no exception. A little introspection on the 23rd should prove fruitful, either alone or in collaboration with someone close. The fruits possible on the 25th include more fulfilling emotional connections, possibly involving children or a creative project. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Events at home this week have much bearing on improving how you fare outside the home in public. Your personal and business relationships are the pivot point of these events, particularly on the 20th. Changing the way you relate to others brings built-in rewards on the 23rd. Beneficial change includes the willingness to release situations that aren’t working and begin anew. More rewarding relations are possible at every level on the 25th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Casual friends and people in close relationship with you may seem to be conspiring against you this week. Their knowledge of your vulnerable points is most obvious on the 20th. But are people really working against you? By the 25th it should be obvious that you can heal the hurtful issues they raise and rise to a higher standard. The 25th helps you reestablish relations in a more fulfilling way. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) This week is an exercise in how to turn losses into gains. This applies not only in the material sense, including money, but also to valuable skills and ideas. Emotional wisdom on the 20th may tell you it is time to let go of something to which you’ve felt deeply attached. In so doing, you open the way to better things on the 24th and 25th. Among the possible gains is a clearer sense of yourself and your abilities.  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Events this week serve to instill self-confidence in areas where you’re less confident than you appear. Logic and hard work are a necessary part of the process on the 20th. Also needed is the trust to proceed in the face of uncertainty. Weaknesses you may have in that regard are reinforced by developments on the 23rd. An improved standing with someone or

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) This week helps you to better understand people and situations that have troubled you. The price you have paid to get ahead in life is likely to be a topic on the 20th. If you feel that the material cost has been too high, events on the 23rd may help to even the score. The 24th makes emotional rewards possible as well, including better relations with people. All of which makes possible a healthier self-image on the 25th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Ups and downs mark your week, many of them financial in nature. Situations that you considered to be over and done may not be, and are likely to recur on the 20th, leading toward understandings that were lacking the first time around. Related marriage and relationship issues figure importantly on the 24th, when a much improved emotional climate is likely. The least you may gain is a better grasp of your standing in these matters.    SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Understandings needed to keep you squarely on life’s path are likely this week. Events on the 20th help you toward an emotional grasp of the situations you face. The 23rd offers a possible uptick in practical and material concerns. Uplifting events on the 24th act as an emotional tonic and restorative. The result on the 25th is a renewed sense of yourself and where you stand relative to the outer world. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) This is your week to feel good about yourself and the work you do. The naturally good work ethic of your sign earns you a figurative day in the sun, or maybe several days. You may not feel entirely confident about maneuvers you must make on the 20th. But on the 24th comes a flush of renewed faith in yourself, when your judgment proves sound. Favorable repercussions of your actions carry into the 25th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Financial matters that may have dealt you a blow earlier in the year resurface this week. This time around, the situation seems likely to resolve more favorably. Events on the 20th that took you by surprise before benefit from your now greater understanding and awareness. Better planning not possible earlier should skate you through the 23rd. Diligence and hard work are behind fulfillments on the 25th.


58. Daydreamer

27. Brand, in a way

1. Hand warming device

63. Kuwaiti, e.g.

28. Ashtabula’s lake

64. “Farewell, mon ami”

32. Light bulb unit

5. Aquatic plant 9. Put to the test 14. Cantina cooker 15. 2:00 or 3:00 16. Batman’s sidekick

34. Golf ball support

66. “Let’s ___”

35. “Come in!”

67. Strips

17. Brought into play

68. Initial substance of universe

18. Robust (hyph.)

69. “Trick” joint

20. Charger 22. Agreeing (with) 23. A spy

37. “Dang!” 38. Coin featuring Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man 39. Compassion


40. “I ___ you!”

1. Puddinglike dessert

26. “It’s no ___!”

41. Poison plant

2. Heavy overcoat

29. “... ___ he drove out of sight”

45. Kind of monkey

3. Rip off

46. Its motto is “Lux et veritas”

30. Bit

4. Chemical dye remover

31. Depressing experience

5. “Bingo!”

49. Flea market deal

6. Court ploy

50. Stereo knob

33. Dress down

48. Styx ferryman

7. Soviet labor camp 8. Aggregate of qualities

53. Soft flour roll with onion and poppy seed

9. “Now!”

54. Glorify

10. Harassed

55. Predator

11. ___-Wan Kenobi

56. Feed

12. Compete

58. Drink from a dish

13. Armageddon

59. “___ to Billie Joe”

19. 007

60. 20-20, e.g.

51. Cracker Jack bonus

21. Block

52. Dealer in men’s furnishings

24. Bakery buy

61. Barely get, with “out”

56. Justice Frankfurter

26. So unusual as to be surprising

36. Palm berry 37. Large retail store 42. Archaeological site 43. Begin

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Relationship issues broached at the beginning of the year are on the docket again this week. Events on the 20th, likely involving money or other valuables, find you less reluctant than before to speak out. Developments on the 23rd iron out old difficulties and bring you to a new position on the matter. You’re in better position on the 24th to make your views stick. The 25th cements the changes in a satisfying way.

44. Angioplasty target

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57. Go after

Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock as a professional astrologer looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast, with links to Facebook and Twitter, at To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

33. BÍte noire

65. Trickster god

47. “A Nightmare on ___ Street” 48. Computer monitor, for short

25. Monroe’s successor

62. Backboard attachment

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Mon, March 17

Tues, March 18

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Chance Rain

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Rain and Drizzle

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Rain and Drizzle

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WhidbeyHealth Town Hall-style Talk Tuesday, October 25, 5:00pm-6:30pm Oak Harbor Yacht Club, 1301 SE Catalina Dr.

Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! WEDNESDAY, September 14 1:34am, SW Rosario Pl. Reporting party requesting assistance changing battery in smoke detector. 8:12pm, NE Goldie St. Caller reporting male subject loitering at location, possibly waiting to use restroom. THURSDAY, September 15 8:07am, SW 1st Ave. Reporting party advising all the mailboxes on the street were opened. Unsure if any mail has been stolen. 11:31am, NE 7th Ave. Reporting party advising someone used his phone number in a Craigslist ad. FRIDAY, September 16 3:10am, N Oak Harbor St. Caller reporting loose dog in the area, tried to attack him. 6:06am, NE Ernst St. Caller advising boyfriend was involved in wreck after they fought 30 minutes prior. 8:06am, NE Midway Blvd. Caller reporting male and female subjects making lots of noise and going thru trash at location. 8:35am, E Whidbey Ave. Reporting female subject taking pictures of students walking to school. 10:16am, NW Quarterdeck Loop Caller requesting contact regarding gas being siphoned from vehicles in area. 1:13 pm, SE Catalina Dr. Caller reporting elderly female subject sitting in shower. 2:08pm, SW Barrington Dr. Reporting party advising male subject was watching him at location.

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3:04pm, SW Barrington Dr. Caller advising male subject at location was yelling, cussing and flailing his arms.

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These town halls include updates on the inpatient wing building project, introductions to providers and information on various healthcare services. There will be ample time for a question-and-answer period, during which the community is encouraged to voice their impressions, suggestions, kudos and concerns. Refreshments will be provided at each town hall talk.

3:27pm, SW Barlow St. Reporting party states male subject across the street is making female uncomfortable.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whidbey Island

4:41pm, SW Barlow St. Caller reporting transient male trying to sneak in the door of location.

NAMI is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to making life better for people with a mental illness and their friends and loved ones. The group is nonreligious but meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525. It isn’t necessary to preregister. Please contact Kathy Chiles, (206) 218-6449 or for more information.

5:19pm, SW Ely St. Reporting party advising five stray kittens are all over location.

Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm-8:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland

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

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, October 20, 6:45pm 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

Every Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation

SUNDAY, September 18 11:53am, N Oak Harbor St. Caller advising male subject standing in tree and hanging on cables above tree.

NAR-ANON family groups are world-wide for those affected by someone else’s addiction. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 6309 Wilson Place.

Friday, October 21, 1:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 52 SE Jerome St.

3:08pm, N. Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising male subject was beating on his chest and yelling at vehicle.

Every Friday, 12:00pm Oak Harbor Yacht Club

SATURDAY, September 17 2:25pm, SW Barrington Dr. Caller advising she is not able to speak freely and is being held against her will.

MONDAY, September 19 10:27am, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party requesting assistance in locating his service dog. 11:02am, SR 20 Reporting party advising transient male subject was missing. 2:43pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising female subject was locked in a truck. 5:37pm, NE Oleary St. Reporting party reporting maggots crawling out the door of location. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

ANACORTES NATURAL MEDICINE & ANACORTES CANNABIS 21+ MEDICAL & RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA PRODUCTS • Medical patients receive 8.5% sales tax discount • Veterans receive 7.0% discount

WhidbeyHealth CEO Geri Forbes attends each of the talks and will be joined in Oak Harbor by hospital district commissioners Nancy Fey and Eric Anderson, along with various members of the medical staff.

For more Meetings and Organizations, visit

• Veteran & medical patients will receive a combined 15.5% discount

“YOUR HOME TOWN STORE” 7656 State Route 20, Unit A at Sharp’s Corner, Anacortes

360-588-6222 MONDAY-SATURDAY 10AM-9PM SUNDAY 12-6PM Coming Soon: Freeland Canabis Co. Freeland This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. marijuana can impair concentration,coordination and judgement. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associate with consumption of this product for use only by adults twenty-one and older. Keep out of reach of children.

Oak Harbor Rotary Club

For more information: http://www.clubrunner. ca/CPrg/Home/homeE.asp?cid=806

Parent Support for Miscarriage and Stillbirth Last Wednesday, 7:00pm Freeland Library, Meeting Room, Freeland For details, call Jolene at (360)331-2113.

South Whidbey Lions Club

It’s time to consider your Medicare options for 2017. Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7. There are several plans from which to choose. Each has different premiums, benefits, deductibles, co-pays and preferred pharmacies. Plans can and do change every year. Join the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA) for a FREE unbiased workshop to help determine the best options for you at the lowest cost. No pre-registration required. For more information, call (360)2794580.

Second and Fourth Thursdays, 11:30am M Bar C Ranch, Freeland

Croptoberfest Scrapbooking Workshop

Lunch is offered ($8) and they enjoy interesting guest speakers. Public is invited. Please contact Herb Bacon at (360)730-3755 if you wish to attend.

Friday, October 21, 5:30pm-10:30pm, $10 Saturday, October 22, 9:00am-5:00pm, $20

South Whidbey Rotary Every Tuesday, 7:30am Useless Bay Golf & Country Club, Langley For more information, call (360)321-5867.

“The Most Excellent Way” Support Meetings Every Wednesday, 7:00pm Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor “The Most Excellent Way” is world-wide support group desiring to minister to alcoholics, drug addicts, and their families. “The Most Excellent Way” is a Christ based self-help group for people struggling with addictions of all kinds and-self centered behaviors. Childcare is provided. For more information, please call (360)675-3032.

TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®) Every Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am Family Bible Church, Oak Harbor TOPS® is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original, nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups. TOPS® offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Weigh-in from 9:00am-10:00am, meeting is 10:00am-11:00am. For more information, call Shelly Weeks at (360) 207-9039 or (360) 240-1770.

Veterans’ Coffee Club Every Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am Harbor Tower Village, Oak Harbor Come enjoy a cup of coffee, a baked breakfast good and the company of other local veterans. Harbor Tower Village Independent and Assisted Living is located at 100 E Whidbey Ave. For more information, call (360) 675-2569.

Preserve your special photos and memories at a fun 2 day Croptoberfest scrapbooking workshop in Oak Harbor! Come for both days, leave your things overnight and save $5. From beginners to masters, all levels are welcome. Fee includes a meal, exclusive gift, prizes, ideas/inspiration, fun and tools available to use during the event. Supplies will be available for purchase or feel free to bring what you have. Seating is limited so reserve yours today. Contact Nancy Cunningham (808) 779-8280 or with any questions and to register for the event.

Zombie Makeup Artist Training Saturday, October 22, 1:00pm-2:00pm or 2:00pm-3:00pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Free Whidbey Playhouse is looking for volunteers to attend a free training class teaching make-up application for the Zombie Crawl on October 29. Please contact the Whidbey Playhouse at (360) 679-2237 or email for enrollment.

“Defying The Nazis” Friday, October 28, 7:00pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 20, Freeland This 90 minute film tells the incredible story of a minister and his wife who left their children in the care of their parishoners and boldly committed to saving hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe before and during WWII. They have been honored by the state of Israel as “Righteous Among the Nations.” A discussion as how this relates to what is happening in the world today will follow the film. All are welcome.

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By Carey Ross The Accountant: Ben Affleck plays a number cruncher on the autism spectrum who moonlights as a vigilante because I guess he was jealous he didn’t get to solve any math equations in "Good Will Hunting."  (R • 2 hrs. 8 min.) The Birth of a Nation: A film about the Nat Turner rebellion and the harsh realities of life in the antebellum South to which we had pinned our Oscar hopes before all was derailed by director and star Nate Parker’s troubling criminal history. (R • 1 hr. 50 min.) Boo! A Madea Halloween: Tyler Perry, the most prolific human on the planet, reprises his role as Madea, who must this time keep an eye on a group of teens all the while fending off ghouls, freaks and things that go bump in the night.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 43 min.)

able. Not great, but not terribly embarrassing either.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 12 min.) Masterminds: This is billed as an “action comedy based on true events” and it stars Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis, and three out of the four Ghostbusters (Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, and Leslie Jones), and should be the funniest movie any of us have ever seen, given all that.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 30 min.) Max Steel: I guess Max Steel is some sort of superhero type (along with a “hilarious techno-organic extraterrestrial,” whatever that means) who already has a line of action heroes, a television show, comic books, video games and several straight-to-video movies to his credit.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 40 min.) Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life: When he’s not writing about murdering murderers who murder, James Patterson writes YA novels about awkwardness of adolescence. Kudos to Patterson for coming up with a title that speaks so much stone-cold truth that anyone who ever went to middle school can probably relate to it.  (PG) Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: It’s a Tim Burton movie that does not star Johnny Depp, so I have high hopes. Either this film will be a whimsical visual delight which takes place in the kind of world that only exists in Burton’s mind, or a precious, affected jumble of mania.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 7 min.)

Deepwater Horizon: I was wondering when Hollywood would get around to turning one of the worst manmade environmental disasters of our time into an action thriller, and now I wonder no more. I’m willing to give this one a pass, however, because it was directed by Peter Berg, the man who gave me both "Friday Night Lights" and "The Last Seduction."  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 39 min.)

Ouija: Origin of Evil: The Ouija board is back to wreak its evil magic on the only people left in the universe who don’t know Ouija boards are made of evil magic.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 29 min.)

Keeping Up With the Joneses: As Don Draper, Jon Hamm was known more for his matinee-idol looks than his comedic timing. Turns out, he’s a pretty funny guy. We also know Zach Galifianakis is likewise a funny fellow. What remains to be seen is whether this spy comedy starring the both of them will be funny as well.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 41 min.) Kevin Hart: What Now?: I don’t like standup comedy (it’s a character flaw) and even I think Kevin Hart is about the funniest thing going. This is his standup act as it was performed at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field–the first time a comedian has ever sold out an entire football stadium.  (R • 1 hr. 36 min.) The Magnificent Seven: Another week, another big-budget remake. This retooling– starring Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Peter Sarsgaard, and more–of the classic Western (which was itself a remake of Akira Kurosawa’s "Seven Samurai") is perfectly service-



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The Girl on the Train: I read this book– billed as the next "Gone Girl"–in one day, not because it was great, but because it was good enough and I had a day to devote to it. That pretty much sums up how I feel about the film adaptation: probably not great, but it stars Emily Blunt and Justin Theroux and was directed by Tate Taylor ("The Help"), so it’ll be good enough to devote a couple of hours to.  (R • 1 hr. 52 min.) Jack Reacher: Never Go Back: Let’s all watch Tom Cruise drop some one-liners, do his own stunts, flash his famous grin, and try to forget about all the weird Scientology stuff we learned about him from the HBO documentary.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 58 min.)

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Storks: An animated adventure that addresses the age-old question of where babies come from. And you can go ahead and add that to the ever-growing list of sentences I never thought I’d type.  (PG • 1 hr. 27 min.) Sully: Politically speaking, Clint Eastwood is a little nutty. As a director, however, it’s pretty tough to find fault with him. His latest effort brings to life the incredible story of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (played by walking Oscar nomination, Tom Hanks), who landed a plane in the Hudson River, saving the lives of all aboard–and now you know what you have to do to get Eastwood to make a movie about you.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 36 min.) For Anacortes theater showings, please see For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.


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MONSTROUS MEALS Okay everyone, it’s almost here! Halloween is right around the corner and you know what that means, right? Besides being able to become any character you choose for the night, and tricking or treating, it means your imagination can make like the ghouls and goblins on this night of the year, and roam wild and free. It can take you on new and exciting food adventures, and I am going to give you some suggestions as to how these adventures can be had and enjoyed! Firstly, what is Halloween? We celebrate it each year, decorate for it, purchase candy to hand out and really, many of us make a fairly big deal of it, so what are its origins? It is a celebration that teeters on a tight rope between two sides; fall and winter, life and death, rich and poor, seen and unseen, fun and creepy. Its origins are believed to come from the Celtic festival Samhain, where people would dress up in costume in a bid to trick the ghosts and ghouls who were believed to rub elbows with the living on this night. Now, November 1st was declared by Pope Gregory III, to be All Saints Day, where all those souls who would be hallowed in death would be honored. October 31st is commonly referred to as All Hallows Eve for this reason and the line between

the practice of Samhain and All Hallows Eve blurred apparently, forming what we now know today as the more secular event ‘Halloween.’ So in the days leading up to Halloween, I like to get creative with snacks, dinners, school lunches, and treats. Why not? It’s fun and it makes wonderful memories. There are so many ways we can adorn food and create all kinds of creatures and critters for this event. Someone once suggested I make meals sound more exciting for my family by simply renaming them and preparing them in a sort of theatrical way. Being the ‘culinary guinea pig’ I am, I tried it and wow! This was so fun! I made ‘Spaghetti Boola-noise’(spaghetti Bolognese) which was cooked in a ‘cauldron’ (a large pot) atop the ‘fearsome flames’ (stove top) and stirred by the witches and wizards who dwell in the depths of the House on Harris Hill. It was the exact same ingredients I normally use, except the method of preparation is what made it something completely out of the ordinary. We added a can of ‘red river muck’ (tomato paste) to a pan of browned onions, and thinned it with two tomato paste can fulls of water. Into this was added a pinch of ‘sleep powder’ (Italian seasoning), a dash of ‘forgetfulness’ (garlic salt), a helping of ‘pond weed’ (sage and parsley) and

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a sprinkling of ‘mystic sweetness’ (brown sugar) into which was stirred a cup and a half of ‘blood red tomatoes’ and a squirt of ketchup. This was all cooked, “bubble, bubble toil and trouble style,” while my ground beef browned, and my spaghetti cooked, al dente. When all the magic was complete, it was mixed together in the cauldron, for all who dared to eat a serving. It’s actually really delicious though it’s a fine line to walk between giving the ingredients names which might put a little one off, and coming up with names for the items that would allow you to expand on the fun and creativity being had in the kitchen. This isn’t the only thing I have made in past years of celebrating Halloween. I make my ‘monster mash,’ though I’ve seen other people online call it ‘monster munch’ and you guessed it, it’s kind of like ‘moose munch.’ I mix all the best kinds of corn available – popcorn, caramel corn, candy corn – in a large bowl and add mini pretzels, M&M’s, vanilla or chocolate coated rice cereal squares, and sometimes peanuts and raisins. You could make your own mash using anything really, the limit is your imagination. This is a GREAT way to use up left over Halloween candy. If you prefer to keep things a little less sugary and closer to nature, make ‘monster mouths’ out of apple wedges, peanut butter and strawberries, and use a couple of chocolate chips as the eyes; you have yourself a healthy Halloween snack. Smear peanut butter on one side of an apple wedge, cut a thin slice of strawberry and situate on top of the peanut butter so it resembles a tongue, top with another apple wedge, (if you are ace at using a paring knife, you could even cut little triangles out of the wedge to make it look like a toothy bite!) use a little more peanut butter to ‘glue’ on the chocolate chip eyes, et voila! A magical, mystical, monstrously tasty, healthy Halloween snack! And if you are good at decorating, you could always conjure up a Halloween pizza!

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You can absolutely make it from scratch yourself using homemade dough. I use the Boboli brand pizza bases or, if pushed for time, purchase a basic frozen cheese pizza. To this you add more cheese and your pepperoni. Then add olives cut lengthwise in half randomly, and long sticks of red and green pepper. I arrange the olives and pepper slices so they resemble spiders, and bake the pizza. When it has cooled, I decorate it with marinara sauce, (but alfredo or cheese sauce are also fantastic options) and I draw/pipe on a spider web. Not only is it fun to make, it’s incredibly tasty too. In fact, sausage could be used to represent ‘flies’ caught in a web, green olives with pimentos can be made to look like eyes peering out from behind the marinara sauce web - anything is possible! I wish you a happy Halloween for those who celebrate it. Have a sweet, safe, and frightfully fun night! I am including a recipe for the ‘Monster Mash’ I make; please feel free to make it your own, expand on it get creative and adapt it to suit your tastes! Please send any comments, questions, information or recipes of your own. I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! ‘Monster Mash/Munch’ ½ box vanilla chex cereal 1 family size box of Crunch and Munch caramel popcorn (or buttery toffee) 1 cup of candy corn 3 cups popcorn (optional) 2 cups mini pretzels or pretzel stick 1 cup M&M’s minis 1 cup peanuts ½ cup raisins Mix all ingredients together well in a large bowl. Can be served in decorated cups, bags, or as is and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for up to a week. To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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Life Tributes HAROLD EDWARD JOHNSON Harold Edward Johnson, age 92, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at Harbor Tower Village. He was one of the few remaining survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Mr. Johnson was born March 14, 1924 on Puget Island, WA to Ole K. and Anna Marie (Nelson) Johnson. He started school in first grade on Puget Island, and moved to Oak Harbor with his family. He later moved to Bellingham, but spent his summers as a youth on the family farm near Oak Harbor. Harold entered the US Navy and served during World War II. On December 7, 1941, he was on the US Oklahoma during the air attack on Pearl Harbor. He also served in the Korean Conflict as a Naval Reserve. He married Viva Veach June 11, 1955 in Oak Harbor. The couple remained in Oak Harbor where they raised their family. Following Harold’s Honorable Discharge from the Navy, he entered Civil Service, serving in that capacity for thirty-two years. He was a house painter for a number of years. An outdoorsman at heart, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and numerous travels throughout the world, most notably Norway and Hawaii. He was a member of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association; the Federal Employees Union Local, of which he had served as President; a Lifetime Member of both the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #7392 and the American Legion Post #129. He was also a member of the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Harold is survived by his three children: Jeannett Wendell (Michael) of Coupeville; Ron Johnson (Rachel) of Coupeville and Edward Johnson (Barbara) of Oak Harbor; six grandchildren: Gregory Wendell, USN; Ahnna Johnson-Ostling (Fredrik); Raynor Johnson, Reanna Johnson, Rosalie Johnson and Nikki Johnson; two great-grandchildren, Holden Ostling and Juniper Ostling; also, by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Viva Johnson January 11, 2005; by two brothers and three sisters. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1:00 PM at Life Church, 1767 NE Regatta Drive, Oak Harbor with Pastor Michael Hurley officiating. Military Honors will be under the auspices of the NAS Whidbey Honor Guard. Memorials are suggested to the Oak Harbor Senior Center. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.

MARY AGNES CONAWAY The fourth child of Peter and Mamie Daigle. Mary Agnes…DorotheaTheresa…Angela…Daigle…Conaway, (you will have to ask a grandchild or great grandchild what that little chant means) was born September 23, 1919 in Port Angeles, WA. She moved to Sacred Heart Parish in Seattle about a year later. She grew up in a house across the street from the Armory. There was a vacant lot next to their house where she helped her dad park cars for events at the Armory. She also worked for Shuck's Auto Supply and waited on Roy Rogers, although she wasn’t aware of it until he was gone. Another job was a telephone operator when Pearl Harbor was attacked. She met her husband, Don Conaway, at a skating rink, where they did the Charleston and Jitterbug on skates, ending the evening with onion sandwiches and beer. Married for fifty years, she followed him to Hawaii, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Philippines, Vallejo and Lemoore, CA, a second trip to the Philippines and finally Oak Harbor. Originally she made him promise to retire in Seattle. They decided Seattle was too busy and settled here.

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At first, Chartwells Schools Dining Services–the school lunch provider–was concerned about serving produce from the school farm. Garden coordinator Cary Peterson worked closely with the provider to assure food safety, and South Whidbey Schools became the first of Chartwells’ 550 districts to grow produce for their own school lunches. Reviews of the film have been very positive. According to Anupama Joshi, Executive Director & Co-Founder, National Farm to School Network, “Cultivating Kids so beautifully captures the excitement and joy that farm to school brings to kids, educators, and community members. Show this film to anyone you want to convert into a lifetime farm to school supporter!” Chef Ann Cooper, internationally recognized author of Lunch Lessons: Changing the Way We Feed Our Children, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children, had this to say: “What a great film! The South Whidbey School District has created a wonderful program that demonstrates the endless possibilities of school gardens to serve as powerful education tools and promote healthy lifestyle habits among students.” At the free November 6 screening, attendees will enjoy fresh garden snacks and hear from the filmmakers, the garden coordinator, and Goosefoot, a local non-profit organization that has raised extensive funding for the program. Donations for the school gardens will be gratefully accepted and will go towards meeting a $30,000 challenge match from the Goose Grocer. The Clyde Theater is located at 217-1st Street in Langley, WA. The filmmakers, Goosefoot, the School Garden Program, and the South Whidbey School District would like to thank and recognize Lynn and Blake Willeford for so generously donating the use of the Clyde Theater for this screening. [Submitted by Marian A. Myszkowski, Goosefoot]

Elect Doris Brevoort for 10th Legislative District, Position 2

“I am your Democratic candidate for State Representative in LD-10, Position 2. I live in Skagit County, and I’ve had a wonderful time meeting many of you as I’ve visited Whidbey Island during this campaign season. “I’ve browsed shops in Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, and Langley... had lunch at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, walked with seagulls at Windjammer Park... enjoyed book stores and gift shops, thrift stores, Chamber of Commerce and Main Street events, church services, music festivals, visited campuses of Skagit Valley College. Whether it’s been fish & chips on downtown Main Streets, pie at Greenbank Farm, ice cream at Dugualla Bay Farm or scones and coffee in Langley, the food is delicious and the people providing it fantastic. Whidbey is such a remarkable place-thank you so much for the warm welcome you’ve given me. “I was a public school counselor and special education teacher for 25 years, working with families and teachers to provide quality education for diverse children and youth. As your Representative I will work in the Legislature to fully fund your children’s schools, preserve the ecology of Island wildlife habitat and Puget Sound, work to end homelessness in Island County, and provide funding for healthful treatment and housing for people aging with mental illness and disabilities. I will hold quarterly Town Meetings on Whidbey Island to hear your priorities and concerns, and inform you about the work I am doing to address them in the Legislature. Please see my website, www.dorisbrevoort. com for more information and endorsements. “Make your voice heard-- Vote your whole ballot this fall, including local candidates! Thank you for your vote!” [Submitted by Doris Brevoort, Candidate for 10th LD, Position 2]

Solid Waste Advisory Committee The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill positions on the Solid Waste Advisory Committee representing agriculture interests and as a Member-at-Large representing Central/South Whidbey. The Board of County Commissioners appoints members to the Solid Waste Advisory Committee (SWAC) with no term expiration date. The SWAC consists of a minimum of nine members and represents a balance of interests including, but not limited to, citizens, public interest groups, business, the waste management industry, agriculture, and local elected public officials. The duties of the SWAC include review of solid waste programs, processes, documents, etc., advising on solid waste policy, and active, consistent participation in SWAC meetings, quarterly or as needed. Implicit in duties is knowledge of materials forwarded prior to any meeting and development of familiarity with the solid waste program in general. (Comprehensive Solid Waste Plan, Comp. Hazardous Waste Plan, Waste Reduction/Recycling, Biosolids Issues, Educational Programs and Grants) Once working knowledge is developed, time commitments would include quarterly or as needed meetings which last 1-3 hours and attendance at infrequent meetings/ hearings where a SWAC representative is required. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill Re: Solid Waste Advisory Committee Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to

She also drove to safety through category 3 hurricanes, rode out typhoons and earthquakes. All this with humor and laughing. She had a strong faith in God, her family ties, and country. She loved Eagles and Angels. Now she is an angel and soars with the eagles. Her children, Donna Marie, John Peter, Patrick Joseph, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews will miss her acceptance of each as they are, and mostly her laughter. We love you. A Funeral Mass for Mary was held Thursday, October 13 at St. Augustine Catholic Church, Oak Harbor. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at


After all of their international work and documentaries shown on PBS, local filmmakers Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young were delighted to discover a trailblazing school farm near their home on Whidbey Island. In Cultivating Kids, the children are the stars, backed up by a creative garden coordinator, teachers, and community volunteers. Students stream into the garden every week, eager to feast on organic raw kale, carrots, beans and bok choi. Science and math curriculum is adapted to garden activities, and kids provide hands on assistance with planting beans and digging potatoes.

Her brother Tony and sisters Frances and Cecille were musically gifted. She didn’t believe she had any talent but it took courage, creativity, loyalty, determination, and talent to follow her husband halfway around the world. She made residence in Quonset huts and places with five locks on the door, no refrigerator or stove and still made them into a warm home.


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ANNOUNCEMENTS 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

WORK WANTED I am an honest reliable woman. I am here to assist you with caring for a loved one, housekeeping, meal prep, laundry, shopping, errands, appointments, and plant care. I'm available daily, weekly, and on occasion. Excellent references upon request. Call Denise (615) 785-1789 (2) html (0) ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Regency on Whidbey is seeking a FT Administrative Assistant. You must be proficient in MS Suite, and have excellent customer service skills to greet & assist residents and visitors with a smile, while providing clerical support to the management team. Must be able to multi-task, be detail-oriented, adaptable to change and possess strong written/verbal communication skills while having a positive team player attitude. We offer benefit packages, please bring your resume and cover letter to apply in person at 1040 SW Kimball Drive, Oak Harbor, WA (0) RETAIL CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION: Part-time, flexible, 2-3 days per week. Must have exceptional customer service and organizational skills and be self-motivated. Minimum 18-years old. Knowledge of art supplies and design a plus. Apply in person at Gene’s Art & Frame, 250 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor. No phone calls please (0) Part-Time Bookkeeper: PartTime 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


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appear within sixty days after the date of the first publication of this summons, to wit, within sixty days after the 6th day of October, 2016, and defend the above entitled action in the above entitled court, and answer the complaint of the petitioner, Minasie Getaneh; and in case of your failure to do so, judgement will be rendered against you according

to the demand of the complaint, which has been filed with the clerk of said court. Minasie Getaneh, Petitoner. 1040 Intruder Street #373 Oak Harbor, WA 98277 Island County, Washington. Legal No.: WW1002 Published: Whidbey Weekly October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 2016


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Misperceptions about Hearing Aids While hearing aids have helped millions of people around the world improve their quality of life, there are still some misconceptions about them. So we’ve listed just some of the most common myths below. Don’t let these common myths keep you or someone you care about from getting help to overcome hearing loss.

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1. “They’re more trouble than they’re worth.” The truth: Everyone’s experience is different. Your friend or your brother or your co-worker may not have gotten the results they expected, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a good solution out there for you. Today’s advanced technology has resolved many complaints about hearing aid performance. 2. “They’re too expensive.” The truth: It’s true that hearing aids are an investment, and lack of insurance reimbursement can be a barrier. But given the improvement they make in quality of life, productivity and earning potential on the job, the money spent can be more than worth it. Prices vary among hearing styles, models and providers, so discuss all your options with a trained hearing professional.

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3. “They’ll make me look old!” The truth: Your hearing loss may be far more noticeable than today’s discreet new hearing aids. As more Baby Boomers have sought help for hearing loss, demand for smaller, less noticeable styles has grown. Many models are designed to be invisible when worn such as Lyric; the world’s first invisible extended-wear hearing device. Manufacturers make hearing aids in a wide palette of colors to either blend with hair and skin tones or to stand out as fashionably colored electronic communications accessories similar to Bluetooth© phone accessories. Accepting the help that today’s hearing aids offer can keep you as young as you feel. 4. “My hearing isn’t that bad.” The truth: Because hearing loss often happens gradually, many people don’t notice how significant it has become. If you’re constantly asking people to repeat themselves, turning up the TV volume, or misunderstanding conversations around you, it might be time to seek help. Evidence shows that early intervention is more effective. If you wait too long, your brain may begin to lose the ability to recognize and process speech. You may also exhibit signs of memory loss and a diminished ability to multitask.


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The first step to better hearing The best way to have all your questions about your hearing answered is to visit your local hearing care professional. For years, Peter Keating at Connect Hearing, formerly Island Family Hearing Clinic, has been providing Whidbey Island and the surrounding area with outstanding patient care.

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Visit us online at or call Oak Harbor (360) 279-1229 or Freeland (360) 331-1415 to book your free no-obligation consultation near you. And with a free two-week trial, you have nothing to lose! There’s a reason to stay connected to the sounds that have gone missing from your life.


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There’s a lot of noise out there regarding hearing aids and figuring out where to start can be a real challenge. At Connect Hearing, we promise to make it easier by providing the highest level of care and expertise to make sure your hearing aids are right for you. Because the right hearing aids will change your life, and that’s advice worth listening to.

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