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Creating a Vegetable Garden from Scratch Planting a vegetable garden can supply you and your family with an abundance of fresh, healthy vegetables throughout the season. Right now is the best time to think about developing your plan, from the ground up. In the next few issues, we will present a "by the numbers" approach to having a successful and rewarding garden, featuring timely tips from WSU Extension Island County Master Gardener, Dave Thomas. Q. What challenges do we face in vegetable gardening here? The Northwest in general, and Whidbey Island in particular, present some unique challenges to gardening. Even though we have an exceptionally long growing season, during much of that time temperatures are below that required for many plants. Water is least available when we need it most and it would seem there is a pest for every plant. Take heart, we can overcome.


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garden supply store, with application rates listed on the bag. Deer control will be an issue to consider as well. This is something we will deal with a bit later. Q. When I’m ready to start, what’s first? Now that you have a general site selected, always start with a garden area smaller than you want (You can thank me later.) First mow the grass/or cut weeds close to the ground. Then cover with two to five inches of whatever organic matter is available (see chart*) This will be the basis for building the soil as suggested earlier.   ORGANIC MATTER SOIL AMENDMENT *A Carbon-to-Nitrogen ratio of about 30:1 is optimum for composting organic matter. It can be adjusted by adding Nitrogen fertilizer or adjusting the types of matter used. Listed below are some C:N ratios of commonly available organic matter: Wood products

500 to 700 : 1


40 to 50 : 1

Horse or cow Manure

30 to 40 : 1

Grass clippings***

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To begin, if the site is not right, no amount of effort can save you. Adequate sun is essential, everything else can be fixed. Also remember, if it isn't in the ground, not much can be expected out of it. As with real estate, it's all about location, location and location. To succeed, we need as warm and sunny a location as is available, away from trees and tree roots.

Nitrogen fertilizer can be added to reach the desired 30:1 ratio.

Various plants require differing temperatures over a specific number of hours to thrive. This is measured in "heat units." Heat units and soil are precious commodities on Whidbey. If you've ever tried to grow melons or okra and sometimes tomatoes on Whidbey you know what I mean. Pick the warmest, sunniest place you can find. Rich deep soil is rare here, so we'll have to make our own. One point to note is soil pH is important and should be addressed early on. Soil pH is an indication of acidity or alkalinity and the pH scale goes from 0 to 14 with 7 as the neutral point–higher is alkaline, lower is acidic. Almost all soils on Whidbey are quite acidic, often the underlying problem with it comes to many garden problems. This means you will need an application of lime to correct that acidity and get to neutral. Lime is a valuable soil amendment that helps plants by raising soil pH. Pelleted lime is available at a

Wet the area thoroughly, then cover with cardboard followed by black plastic and seal the edges. When the garden area has settled down (composted), usually in about 4 to 6 weeks, you’ll be ready to plant. Stay tuned. Next Week: Getting started on your first successful vegetable gardening project planting and plant selection. Enjoy planning your garden and the summer ahead. We all look forward to these warm days and being outside! For free advice on gardening and plant problems, Ask a Master Gardener, we are happy to help!

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Do you like to wake up early? Ever since being blood-line encouraged to help my big brother deliver the Columbus Dispatch Sunday mornings about 3:30, I have not been too fond of early morning activity.

Those were the days. Because the Sunday morning paper weighed more than I did, Dad had to drive his Chrysler, with the front and back seats filled with papers, down Northwest Boulevard in Columbus while my brother grabbed the papers from the little red wagon I pulled down the sidewalk. Dad, of course, knowing few neighbors would see him at that time of the day, wore his bathrobe while driving. There was no real reason for Dad to wear his Sunday go-to-meeting clothes until after breakfast when we all got ready for church. Last Sunday, I was reminded of those early mornings in the winter cold of Ohio when I drove to Everett to speak at the Everett Unity Center for Positive Living. Being concerned I might sleep too late to catch the right ferry, I woke at 2:45 in the morning, to make certain I would be on the 8 o'clock boat assuring my arrival in Everett before nine. While the early bird may get the worm, the early guest speaker gets the parking space. In fact, with snow on the ground, the worms were not available for early pick up by any birds. Driving up or down a windy road, with big flaked snow falling on the Douglas firs in the quiet of a Sunday morning, can be a real reminder of nature's peace. The morning quiet. Nothing quite like it, unless you are still asleep. Jazz Time Friday, March 17, at 7:30 P.M., celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all six of the Whidbey Island middle school and high school jazz bands as they congregate at the South Whidbey High School auditorium for the 18th Annual Whidbey Jazz Fest. Proceeds from the ticket sales provide college scholarships for selected seniors who continue their musical education. Sponsored by the Whidbey Island Jazz Society, these showcases have generated over $85,000 in scholarships. Hollywood quotes Growing up, the Academy Awards was the most important event in my life other than another Dodger/Yankee World Series. Seeing Bob Hope make fun of the movie stars on our 12-inch RCA black and white was the best. We got to sit in the front row. Mom always made my sister and me go to bed early so we could wake up two hours later to watch. Sort of a pre-Oscar nap. I think Mom just wanted to calm us down. While none of the Academy Award shows I saw as a kid were as crazy as last Sunday's envelope frenzy, those shows from the 50s' and 60s' reminded me of some of the crazy quotes attributed to Hollywood legends. A superb source of these quotes can be found in Frankly, My Dear, a book of Hollywood quips, by Shelley Klein. A few of my faves follow. “Hollywood is a great place to live if you happen to be an orange.” Fred Allen “A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become well known and then goes through back streets wearing dark glasses to avoid being recognized.” Fred Allen “I'm no actor and I have sixty-four pictures to prove it.” Victor Mature “I don't go for this Method-acting stuff. I'm never going to be a Meryl Streep. But then, she'll never be a Dolly Parton.” Dolly Parton “Five stages in the life of an actor: (1) Who's Mary Astor? (2) Get me Mary Astor. (3) Get me a Mary Astor type. (4) Get me a young Mary Astor. (5) Who's Mary Astor?” Mary Astor

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“My marriage license reads, 'To whom it may concern.'” Mickey Rooney, married eight times “He had a reputation for being difficult. While making Full Metal Jacket, a production assistant was seen repeatedly kicking the set and muttering, 'Think of the mortgage, think of the mortgage.'” John Baxter on Stanley Kubrick “Back when Charlton Heston had hair, they say that he supposedly went to a barbershop in Hollywood where the barber asked how he'd like his hair cut. Charlton reportedly answered, 'In complete silence.'” Edward G. Robinson “I'd rather watch old Doris Day movies than the Oscars.” Orson Welles “Welcome to the Academy Awards, or as it's known in my house, Passover.” Bob Hope, introducing the 1978 ceremony. “I was banned from the Beverly Hills swimming club because I'm Jewish. 'My son's only half Jewish,' I told them, 'so could he go in up to his waist?'” Groucho Marx Hollywood history For you folks who like West Coast trivia, how about the first name of Los Angeles, founded in September 4, 1781 by Felipe de Neve, first Governor of the Californias, then under Spanish rule? Here we go – El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de Los Angeles de Porciuncula, or “the Village of Our Lady the Queen of the Angels of the Little Portion.”

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Flip off After too many years and too many texts, I have finally tossed my flip phone into the shredder. Enough is enough. When I bought the phone many years ago from the Jitterbuggers, it was for emergency use only. That emergency stuff lasted until the world started texting me. After tiring of trying to locate the little bitty letters on one or more of the little bitty eight number buttons on the flip, I began writing my text responses on three by five cards, then taking a picture of my prose, and hitting send. Having been accused of rude and inappropriate texting by the Text Police, I am now locked in land lines forever. My last text–Bye bye selfie, no more cell fee. Of course, if I get real lonely, I may have to start a Text Withdrawal support group. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.

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Bits & Pieces Whidbey Children’s Theater Opens The Lion King, Jr.

it has to get used, so have a laugh when you recognize some little bit that you threw away recently in an artwork. And please support the arts, for without them we’d be lost.” The artists have generously committed 30% of all proceeds to benefit WICA’s programs.

The show is free and open to the public. An opening night reception will be held March 3 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. The show will continue Saturdays and Sundays through March 12 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.

Letters to the Editor Editor, For 12 years now the Coupeville Lions have put together their annual auction and dinner to fund scholarships for qualified Coupeville High School seniors. As predicted, this Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction & Dinner on February 18 did not disappoint. Over 130 people enjoyed bidding on 77 quality auction items, gift certificates, experiences, services and opportunities donated by individuals and businesses on Central Whidbey and beyond. The Oak Harbor Elks Lodge provided a comfortable venue and Manager, Kerry Allen, accommodated our every need with a friendly and professional standard that was deeply appreciated by the organizing committee. 18 Coupeville High School National Honor Society and Coupeville Leos Club students efficiently served a dinner prepared family style by Elks Lodge staff and volunteers. Under the direction of Gloria Mickunas of Whidbey Party Girls! and Lion Sandee Allen, our student wait staff served and bussed 18 large tables in no time at all. Throughout the evening, several of our wait staff read thank you letters from Class of 2016 scholarship winners. Beth Kuchynka, owner of bayleaf in Coupeville, worked with Lion Gary Leake to select several outstanding wines and a range of cheeses and crackers beautifully displayed and voraciously consumed. During the Silent Auction portion of the evening, bidders crowded the tables to bid and out-bid their opponents. Lion Vicky Reyes was the evening’s EmCee and took the microphone many times during the event to advance the festivities. Lions Jackie Feusier, Jan Graham and Molly Hughes answered all questions well in advance of them being asked, creating a seamless evening of auction bidding, feasting, socializing and giving where it does a whole bunch of good. Vicky also organized an over the top Dessert Auction that earned better than $3800 – a new record! 18 desserts were prepared by some of the finest home bakers on the island, then auctioned with the highest bidding table choosing first. Auctioneer Dale Sherman and Side-kick, Lion Bob Clay plowed through a short list of brilliant auction offers. Everyone enjoyed the lively rapport between Bob, Dale and the bidders overcome by the bidding frenzy. All told, this fundraiser will net about $27,000 for this year’s scholarship recipients. It is important to know that event expenses were funded in advance by ticket sales and our success in securing sponsorship from a host of financial supporters. This practice ensures every penny raised during the Coupeville Lions Scholarship Auction will be awarded to Class of 2017 selectees. This year the Lions Scholarship Awards Committee will decide on a wide range of scholarships for Universities, Community Colleges, Technical schools and alternative education opportunities. Scholarships range between $1000 and $5000 and represent the trust and encouragement Coupeville Lions and fellow community members have in the youth of Central Whidbey Island to continue their educations beyond High School. Jackie Feusier, Coupeville Lions Club

The lionesses rehearse with choreographer Kendra Rose Lyons. Photo by Lucy Brown

Whidbey Children’s Theater opens The Lion King Jr., the third show of it’s 35th Anniversary Season, Do You Believe in Magic? on Friday, March 3 at 7:00pm. The musical has a run of six performances over two weekends, March 3 - 12. Showtimes are 7:00pm for Friday and Saturday performances, and 2:00pm for Sunday Matinees. The Lion King Jr. runs approximately two hours, including a 15-minute intermission. Folks are encouraged to get to the theatre at least 20 minutes prior to showtime as there is no late seating available. Disney’s The Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. The Lion King Jr. is directed by Cait Cassée, with musical direction by Gwen Jones, and choreography by Kendra Rose Lyons. “When I was offered the opportunity to direct this musical I knew immediately that we would strive to find a way to celebrate the rich rhythms and language of the script and score while creating iconography and costume design that reflected the universal truth of the story as it has been told through the ages in all its cultural origins.” said Cassée. Jones, whose first show as music director was Seussical the Musical this past August, talked about her experience working at Whidbey Children’s Theater. “I have had more fun, more growth, and more enjoyment doing these last few plays then I have had on the stage in years. It has brought my love for the arts, back. I want to do whatever I can to share that joy, that love, that passion, with more kids.” Tickets for The Lion King Jr. are available online at or through the Whidbey Children’s Theater Box Office up to 1-hour prior to showtime at 723 Camano Avenue in Langley. For more information, please visit or call (360) 221-8707 Whidbey Children’s Theater is a registered 501c3 non-profit arts organization celebrating 35 years of education through performing arts. [Submitted by Kathryn Lynn Morgen, WCT]

For more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit [Submitted by Tristan A.B. Steel, WICA]

In Langley, Larsen to Hold Affordable Care Act ‘Town Talk’ On Saturday, March 4 from 2:00pm to 3:30pm Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will hold a “Town Talk” at Langley United Methodist Church to hear directly from his constituents about their questions and concerns on the future of the Affordable Care Act and any other issues important to them. This event is a continuation of Larsen’s Affordable Care Act Tour of Washington’s 2nd Congressional District – a series of events in towns and cities across Northwest Washingtonian aimed a highlighting how Congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act with no plan to replace it will negatively affect Washingtonians. Larsen has already heard directly from more than 500 constituents in Town Talks in Mountlake Terrace, Bellingham, Marysville and Anacortes.

Not much of a dancer? No matter, John Travolta’s dancing skills are not required when the D.J. plays “YMCA”. Really, it’s simply an evening to put on your best duds, get goofy on the dance floor, have a nice photo taken together, and visit with other dads and daughters. South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District is in need of a few more volunteers to make this the best possible event for these girls. They need decorators (Cozy’s is donating pizza for the decorating crew!), door greeters, refreshment service & prep, clean-up crew, and more. Additionally, SWPRD is seeking donations for door prizes and refreshments. Call Carrie at (360) 221-6788 or email programs@whidbey. com if you want to help.

There’s limited space, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are $30 per couple and $10 for each additional daughter, and the all-inclusive price includes light refreshments, a raffle ticket, commemorative digital photo (downloadable after the event), and more surprises. Limited needs-based scholarships are available, but must be requested early. This year’s awesome prizes include a 3-hour DJ Party donated by GOwhidbey Media Services, a tiara, a $75 gift certificate from Whidbey Island Kayak Co., and more! The event is Saturday, March 4, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm. For details contact South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District at (360) 221-6788. Tickets can be purchased at or in person at 5475 Maxwelton Road, Langley Monday-Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. [Submitted by Carrie Monforte, SWPRD]

Help Clean Dan Porter Memorial Park On Saturday, March 4 from 10:00am to 2:00pm join the Clinton Community Council for a workday at Dan Porter Memorial Park in Clinton. The Council has adopted the Park through the Island County Adopt a Park Program. Volunteers, along with County Parks Staff, will begin cleaning paths throughout the park. Volunteers will receive training and be provided some equipment, but you’re encouraged to bring your own gloves and small tools. All are welcome. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent. For more information, email

After hearing from more than 15,000 constituents, Larsen voted in support of the Affordable Care Act in 2009 – citing its improvements to Medicare benefits for seniors, bans on discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, and potential to expand health care coverage for those who need it most.

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A Red Carpet Event “Under the Sea” Daddy & Daughter Ball Scheduled for March 4, 2017

Creative.Recycled.Art.Projects Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) proudly presents “C.R.A.P. - creative.recycled. art.projects,” in the Lasher Gallery, March 3 – 12, 2017.

When asked why she began creating art from repurposed items, Janet Pheifer replied, “Each of us in the show can answer that in different ways. For me the artwork is fun. It challenges the viewer to look closer, not just at the composition, but at our disposable way of life; remember, there is no Planet B! I have a great time creating art from crap that would get tossed into landfills. Plus, I scavenge and


In January, Larsen launched a new online platform for Washingtonians to share their stories about how they or someone they know has benefited from the Affordable Care Act. More than 500 constituents have already shared their stories. Larsen is using these stories to help beat back efforts to take away health care from Washingtonians, which includes 537,000 people who gained coverage thanks to the Affordable Care Act, over 2,969,000 people with a pre-existing condition, and millions more whose critical benefits and health costs are at risk.

C.R.A.P. Exhibition

C.R.A.P returns to WICA under the guidance of local artists Janet Pheifer and Buffy Cribbs. Their work will be featured with that of other Whidbey Island artists who use recycled and found objects to create fun and stimulating pieces of art. This year’s show and sale includes a mixture of pieces by Buffy Cribbs, Katrina Hude, Alicia Lomne, Natalie Olsen, Janet Pheifer, Sarah Dial Primrose, and Sara Saltee.

Photo by Matt Monforte

It’s that time of year again for dads to take their daughters out for an evening of fun and dancing. The 15th annual Daddy-Daughter Ball will have an “Under the Sea” theme this year. This yearly Ball has become a favorite local tradition, with 300+ coming for a special night out together. All ages are welcome, though the dance is most frequented by girls ages 2 to 16. The dance is not limited to traditional “dads”; other role models are welcome, a lot of grandfathers, brothers, uncles and neighbors have been towed along for the fun over the years.

Get Your Jazz Hands Ready for March’s Community Dance! SWHS Jazz Band takes the stage at Bayview’s next Community Dance On Wednesday, March 8, come get your waltz on with the South Whidbey High School Jazz Band! From 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Bayview Community Hall, Goosefoot is hosting the Jazz Band’s musical fundraiser to help send them to competitions throughout the year! The dance is free to attend, although donations are encouraged. Jazz lovers young and old will find themselves at home among the band’s syncopated rhythms, irregular time signatures, and unique solo improvisations. Under the inspirational direction of conductor Chris Harshman, these teens are no stranger to bluesy, modal, and bebop styles, drawing from a variety of regional sounds and distinct time periods. You will be, without a doubt, impressed with the talent and technical skill of our future generation of Louis Armstrongs and Billie Holidays. And, if not, this is a perfect opportunity for parents to embarrass their kids by showing off their really cool (if somewhat dated) dance moves! As always, these community dances are family friendly, and water and soft drinks will be available for purchase. This event is sponsored by Goosefoot and Bayview Community Hall. Goosefoot is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural character of Whidbey Island through projects that support the local economy and promote learning and community. For more information BITS & PIECES

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! WEDNESDAY, January 18 6:02pm, N East Camano Dr. Occurred 20 minutes ago, caller was shopping at location. When came out, noticed male subject parked next to caller was masturbating. THURSDAY, January 19 8:55am, Heller Rd. Advising landlord hired someone to clean year. They are there now and reporting person is very upset. 12:01pm, Lake Shore Dr. Advising people are loading up a picnic bench at Deer Lake access. 12:32pm, Carl Ave. Reporting person advising female is in driveway in vehicle crying and won't leave. Advising knew her 15 years ago. 2:00pm, Cavalero Rd. Caller advising elderly female came by location and told caller he doesn't own house. Was harassing workers. Caller was riding a bike and female followed caller in her vehicle. Wouldn't go around him. FRIDAY, January 20 3:09am, Newman Rd Reporting brown horse in middle of the road. Unsure where it belongs.


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7:35am, SR 525 Dog has made a round trip on the ferry. No one on ferry is claiming it. Caller requesting it be picked up. 9:10am, Bonnie Ln. Caller advising xBox was stolen in August at location by son. Caller didn't report hoping he'd return it. 2 - MARCH 8, 2017 LOCALL LOCALL Y OPERA Y OPERA TED.TED.

12:54pm, Bonnie Ln. Requesting call referencing doing a background check on herself.

9:30pm, N Main St. Subject in front of bathroom for at least 2 hours. Has refused to leave. Security guard has been talking to him. Unknown who he is.

1:22pm, Morgan View Ln. Caller requesting call referencing ongoing problem with subject knocking on her door. First occurred last week at 7:30am. Caller did not think anything of it. Then at 7:30am again someone pounding on front door.

9:59pm, Bayview Rd. Advising 3 subjects are on Gabelien Rd. near location doing drugs and listening to rap music. Have been there for 15 minutes. SATURDAY, January 21 3:34am, Wilson Rd. Two horses were walking in the road. One white, one brown with blankets on. Caller got them into a driveway near Fakkema. 7:22am, Cameron Rd. Large, agitated seal in yard. Having hard time getting it out.

8:51pm, W Fakkema Rd. Caller advising he is being kidnapped. Says he is by Liberty Mart. Now says it's his mother taking him to her house. 11:06pm, Amble Rd. "There's a murder about to take place." Bunch of people outside caller's trailer surrounding..."I'm about to be murdered."

Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

2:12pm, Toma Ln. Caller advising trailer was stolen, possibly for several years. Unknown when it was taken. 2:19pm, Evening Glory Ct. Requesting call referencing issue with neighbor. Advising neighbor blocked off the road with cones causing garbage truck to not pick up trash. Have been working with road dept. for county, who says the road is safe. 4:50pm, Ault Field Rd. Caller says building on corner reeks of marijuana. Subject was told by dispatch that is what the building contains. He said "but is it legal to reek?" Requesting call. 6:50pm, Evenstar Ln. Caller advising neighbor blocked caller into location. Blocked driveway with truck and caller can't get out. Nothing physical.

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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.

Magic and the Movies Friday, March 3, 7:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Sunday, March 5, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Beloved local wizard and storyteller David Ossman joins Whidbey Island Community Orchestra to weave a spell of enchantment via the magic of Hollywood film music in their upcoming concert, “Magic and the Movies.” Conductor Cynthia Morrow leads the ever-expanding symphony orchestra in selections from Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Chronicles of Narnia, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Pinocchio. Admission is free. Donations are greatly appreciated. Costumes for these performances are encouraged.

SVC Whidbey Island Campus’ 2nd Annual 5K Run Saturday, March 4, 8:30am North Whidbey Middle School Track, Oak Harbor Registration/check in starts at 8:30am, race starts at 9:00am, and breakfast will be served at 9:30am. All funds raised will support scholarships for students at Whidbey Island Campus. Register at

CWSA Hanging Plate Pistol Match Saturday, March 4, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St., Coupeville Sponsored by the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association (CWSA). This match is for .22 pistols only; using optical or iron sights. It is recommended you bring 250-300 rounds of ammo. This match is open to anyone, you do not need to be a member of CWSA to participate. Complete information on the match is available at

Mussels in the Kettles 2017 Saturday, March 4, 10:00am-1:00pm 501 S Main Street, Coupeville This is a non-competitive Mountain Bike & Poker Ride for all levels of riders. Three courses are Green (easy), 8+ miles; Blue (moderate), 12+ miles, Black (expert), 15+ miles. Sign up at: or Start line is open from 9:30am-10:00am.

Whimsies Open House Saturday, March 4, 1:00pm-4:00pm Whimsies, Oak Harbor Whimsies features local and regional art, specialty teas, gifts and Chocolate Flower Farm products. You’ll find glass mosaics, hand painted furniture, jewelry, greeting cards, paintings, art tiles, hand hooked rugs, crocheted booties and baby blankets, handmade doll clothing, and much more!. Stop by the Open House for tea tastings, pastries, a raffle, art demos and limited free grab bags. Whimsies is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way Suite 105, in the Harborside Village Mall. For more information, call (360) 720-2283 or email

Russell Clepper & Sarah Primrose Saturday, March 4, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $15 Russell Clepper and Sarah Primrose bring us a musical journey combining poetry, lonesome bluegrass, and roots country, painting multilayered stories, and melodies. For tickets or more information, visit or call (360) 221-8268.

An Evening Spring Music Concert Wednesday, March 8, 6:30pm Island Church, 503 Cascade Ave., Langley Whidbey Island Waldorf School students in grades 4-7 will be performing a variety of pieces with their instruments and voices. Free admission, all are welcome. For more information, call (360) 341-5686 or visit

Black Box Theater Wednesday, March 8, 7:00pm Thursday, March 9. 7:00pm Friday, March 10, 7:00pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor The Poseidon Players are proud to announce Black Box Theater, a selection of short one act plays performed by local actors and written by local and experienced playwrights. Admission is by donations accepted at the door. The Poseidon Players will showcase 5 one act plays, “Stung,” “Romance on the Rocks” and “Hipster Hoboes” by Doug Larson at, “Marriage is a Tricky Business” by Bob Wall and “Silent but Deadly.” Please come enjoy a night of comedy at the Whidbey Playhouse. For more information, call (360) 679-2237 or visit

Children’s Book Signing: Rusty and Matilda Friday, March 10, 3:00pm-4:30pm Whidbey Island Bank, Oak Harbor Meet children’s book author Bonnie-Jean McNiel and multimedia artist Susan Rodney and get your book signed. The signing will take place at the Midway Blvd. branch located at 675 Midway Blvd.

WOW! Stories 6 Friday, March 10, 7:00pm-9:30pm Saturday, March 11, 2:00pm-4:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley $25 includes reception fare The annual WOW! Stories gathering is a celebration of the lives and experiences of women of Whidbey brought to you by Seriously Fun Productions. Student rates available for Saturday’s event. For tickets or more information, visit or call (360) 221-8268.

SSIC Pancake Breakfast-Benefits Meals on Wheels Saturday, March 11, 9:00am-11:00am Bayview Senior Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley Let Senior Services of Island County do the cooking! Enjoy pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage links, fresh fruit, juice, milk, coffee or tea (gluten free links & pancakes too). Remember to wear your green! There will be raffle baskets featuring: Chocolate, Spring, Mariners, Breakfast & Luck ‘o’ Irish. Tickets are $2 each, need not be present to win! Donations gladly accepted (suggestion $7/each). For more information, please call (360) 321-1600 or (360) 678-3373

Remembrances of the Heart Saturday, March 11, 2:00pm-4:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Join WhidbeyHealth for the fourteenth annual Remembrances of the Heart, a memorial and celebration of the special people we have lost and still hold close in our hearts. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service. For more information, to R.S.V.P. or to receive an invitation, please call (360) 321-1372 or email This event is free and open to everyone. The church is located at 608 N. Main Street.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Seuss on the Loose Friday, March 3, 4:00pm-5:00pm Oak Harbor Library Kids aged 6-12 and their families are invited to celebrate the life and legacy of Theodor Geisel,

better known as Dr. Seuss. We will create colorful crafts, find out fascinating facts, write ridiculous rhymes and let laughter loose. Dr. Seuss would be 113 this year – he was born March 2, 1904. Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale Saturday, March 4, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices. Proceeds support the Friends of the Freeland Library. Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect, How to Prepare Monday, March 6, 2:00pm-3:30pm Freeland Library Find out about local earthquakes in the updated version of this popular documentary produced by Whidbey Island’s 4-HD Video Editing Club for the local American Red Cross. Followed by a question and answer session with Robert Elphick. Clinton Book Group Wednesday, March 8, 10:00am-11:00am Clinton Library Everyone is welcome to join our discussion of “Orphan Train” by Christina Baker Kline. An historical novel that moves between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful tale of upheaval and resilience, second chances, and unexpected friendship. Next month’s selection is “Making Toast” by Roger Rosenblatt. Books are available to check out a month prior to the discussion at the Clinton Library.

Galleries & Art Shows Surrounded by Water Artists’ Reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm Exhibit continues through March 27 Rob Schouten Gallery, Greenbank Farm Whidbey Island’s Frances Wood takes careful note of the ample grace and variety of bird species that surround her home and studio, capturing her love for birds in delicate and accurate watercolors. For this exhibition Frances has chosen to focus on the surrounding landscape and beaches in a new series of watercolors that capture the morning light and moody misty days of Puget Sound. A special focus is a series of small watercolors and watercolor collages mounted on panel inspired by the very unusual appearance of pelicans in the Sound last summer.

“Blowing in the Wind” Reception: Friday, March 3, 5:00pm-7:00pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm Artworks Gallery will feature a group show for March with the theme ”Blowing in the Wind”. The reception will include light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by guitarist Steve DeHaven. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception. LOCALLY OPERATED.

Meetings & Organizations Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, March 2, 9:30am Greenbank Progressive Club Program is “Summer Bulbs and Peonies” given by Marcia Nelson - Master Gardener. Social time starts at 9:30am and meeting 10:00am followed by the program. The Greenbank Progressive Club is located at the corner of Bakken and Firehouse Roads.

Coupeville Garden Club Thursday, March 2, 9:30am Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Ken Drecksel, Farm and Forest Planner for the Whidbey Island Conservation District will be the guest speaker. His topic: “Whidbey Island Soils and How to Deal with Your Garden Soil”. Come for the speaker, have refreshments and stay for the meeting if you wish.

Whidbey Weaver’s Guild Thursday, March 2, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific NorthWest Art School, Coupeville Bring a brown bag lunch and your own beverage cup. Program after lunch: John Mullarkey, What To Do With All These Bands; a review of the many useful applications for all kinds of band weaving. For more information, visit

The Fishin’ Club Thursday, March 2, 7:00pm M-Bar-C Ranch, Freeland Gordon Connolly, retired commercial fisherman, will be the guest speaker. He started his career at the tender age of 4 by selling perch that he caught to neighbors in Newport Harbor, CA. By the age of 11 he was cleaning party boats and at 15 he was one of the crew. At age 30 he became captain of the “Bali”, a 70 foot albacore trawler until his retirement. Gordon will have several stories about his days at sea and will be happy to answer questions.

North Whidbey Republican Women Thursday, March 9, 11:30am San Remo Restaurant, Oak Harbor Guest Speaker: Shared Hope Ambassador Kathy Sechrist will discuss the tragedy of Sex Trafficking with an emphasis on local trafficking issues. Cost: $11.00 includes a tasty lunch and great fellowship with like minded women. For more information, contact Rita Bartell Drum at or (631) 707-5980.

Greenbank Progressive Club Monthly Potluck Dinner & Meeting Thursday, March 9, 6:00pm Bakken & Firehouse Roads Clubhouse, Greenbank

Meet and greet will begin at 6:00pm with dinner at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. The evening’s program will be presented by Rick Castellano, Executive Director, Island County Historical Society on Salish Bounty, the original “Eat Local” lifestyle. For thousands of years before the first foreign settlers appeared in our area, local Indian tribes enjoyed a diverse diet of wild vegetables, herbs, roots, berries, and animal protein. This presentation will explore some of those foods, including how they were gathered, hunted, preserved, stored, and used in daily life. For more information, please call (360) 678-6630. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call (360) 678-4813.

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A support group for people dealing with separation and divorce. For more information, call Larry at (360) 969-0552 or Lisa - DC4kids at (360) 672-4239. Living Word Church is located at 490 NW Crosby Ave.

The evocative portrait paintings of Lisbeth Harrje are featured in the foyer Art Gallery at UUCWI during the months of March & April. This local artist uses colored pencil and pastel to capture the nuances of expression dwelling in all faces - from the very young to the very old. UUCWI is located at 20103 State Route 525. The gallery is located in the building’s entrance foyer. There are no regular gallery hours but artwork can be viewed by those attending events and meetings in the building. Phone (360) 321-8656.

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Coupeville flexes its mussels this weekend

Photo courtesy of Penn Cove Musselfest Thousands of people will cram the streets of Coupeville this weekend to enjoy world famous Penn Cove mussels at the 31st annual Musselfest.

Photo courtesy of Penn Cove Musselfest There will be plenty of fun for children this weekend at Musselfest, including fishing off the pier from noon to 2 p.m. each day, where kids are sure to hook something fun.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly This time of year on central Whidbey Island, it’s all about the mussels. The 31st annual Penn Cove Musselfest, to be held Saturday and Sunday in Coupeville, is a no-holds-barred tribute to those “bold, briny and blue” shellfish that have been made famous around the world. The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association has sponsored the event for the past 11 years. Tasting tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Musselfest Headquarters, also known as the Coupeville Rec Hall. This year there are five different $10 tickets that will take mussel lovers on an amazing, mouthwatering journey to taste a variety of chowders, all featuring Penn Cove-grown mussels. But if you want a taste, line up in haste.

Each ticket is good for a taste of chowder at four different locations. Those who want to sample more buy multiple tickets. Tasters can ride the mussel shuttle to participating locations. But with 8- to 10,000 people attending Musselfest over the course of the weekend, many people will simply indulge their penchant for Penn Cove mussels by choosing to eat at one of the town’s restaurants. Either way, there will be lots of chowder to choose from, among other things. “The restaurants will be busy doing their thing, and they do sell their chowder by the cup,” said Olson. As hard as it may be to pry the commemorative tasting mugs from one’s hand, there’s more to Musselfest than chowder, according to Olson.

“There’s free music and all kinds of things “Tickets usually sell out within an hour,” said going on for two solid days,” she said. Cindy Olson, Musselfest organizer. “We can “There’s a tour leaving for the mussel farm never sell enough tickets, so we’ve tried to every half hour, there’s lots of great local provide more by adding tickets. We’re up to music five tickets now.” Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.55)and wonderful children’s activities.



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There are cooking demonstrations each day at the Rec Hall featuring some of the Seattle area’s finest chefs, and mollusk lovers won’t want to miss the annual mussel-eating contest at 3 p.m. each day. Whoever finishes three 16-ounce cups of mussels the fastest will be crowned the victor. There is a $5 fee to enter the contest and space is limited to 20 contestants each day. And what’s chowder without beer? The CHWA Waterfront Beer Garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and will feature live entertainment, local brews and bonfires to cozy up to and take the chill off. The Penn Cove Shellfish Mussel, Music, Beer and Wine Garden will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and will be dishing up live music and spicy Southwestern mussels as well as craft brews. All proceeds from the Penn Cove beer garden will benefit the Boys

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Original owner buys back Oak Harbor Sears store By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The Oak Harbor Sears store is back in the hands of its original owner. Jim Woessner, who opened the store in Oak Harbor 22 years ago, is once again the owner, along with Carol Vinson. The two bought the business back in December and have moved it from its longtime Midway Blvd. location to its new home on Pioneer Way, the site of the original Island Drug store. “This building, the old Island Drug, is kind of iconic,” Woessner said. “Opportunities aligned. It had been sitting vacant for quite some time. The timing was perfect.” When Woessner originally opened the store, it was at the leading edge of the first wave of independently owned stores opened after Sears shut down its catalog operation.

“The reality is, companies don’t do a good job at running “hometown” stores,” said Woessner. “During this time, Sears, as an entity, sold off its division of dealer stores, which became a separate entity called Sears Hometown Stores. A lot of the now 800 stores are owned locally. “Sears saw the writing on wall; it had done a terrible job with the stores it owned, and approached me as a former owner,” he continued. “They asked me if I knew anyone who would be interested in buying it back and I said no.” The store was on track to close, Woessner said. After talking it over with Vinson, who has more than 20 years of experience in retail, the two decided to take the plunge and buy the store back. “I built that store,” he said. “To think it was going to close, I didn’t want that to happen.” Woessner plans to keep his day job, but will have an active role in the business. Vinson, her daughter Nicole and Woessner’s son, Jacob, will oversee day to day operations and management. Keeping it all in the family was important to them both, since they were both born and raised in Oak Harbor.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly A sign on the window of the relocated Sears Hometown Store on Pioneer Way reminds customers the store is undergoing several changes, such as a new location and new local ownership.

“It did really well and Sears asked me to come on board in an advisory capacity. I wound up helping them open a few hundred of these stores,” Woessner said. “I guess you could say we created the Sears dealer store concept.” Woessner sold the store in 1999 to focus on land development and real estate, a career he still enjoys today. In the meantime, the store struggled through a series of owners and was ultimately purchased by the Sears company.

“That was important to us,” he said. “We both felt that the business had lost that. By doing this, we’re hoping we’ll be able to engage with the community, provide excellent service and have everybody feel they’re part of the family.” “This is a great opportunity for the family to be closer and to be closer to the community,” said Nicole. For Carol, ownership means correcting some of the problems that have been inherited from when the store was company-owned. “Good customer service,” she said. “We want to provide good customer service and that includes fixing some of the wrongs that came before us.” The new store is about half the size of the old one, but Woessner said there was a lot of unuti-

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Jim Woessner, Carol Vinson and Nicole Vinson, along with Nicole’s daughters Emma and Maikalia, smile outside the newly-relocated Sears Hometown Store in Oak Harbor. Woessner was the original owner of the store, which opened in 1995. He and Carol Vinson bought the store in December, making it a locally owned and operated business once more.

lized space in the old location. The new store carries a wide array of appliances, tools, lawn care equipment and even beds. That’s not the only new thing the store will offer, though.

Woessner said they’ve also added a delivery truck and with their extensive inventory, most items are available for immediate purchase with no need to wait for orders.

“We’re launching new program – anything in the store can be leased,” said Woessner. “Everything is brand new and there’s no credit check. We’re trying to fulfill a need; there’s no rent-it-type center in town.”

“I’m excited about the possibilities,” he said. “I’m excited about being where we’re at. I think we’re bringing something to the table and to the town that it’s been missing." To reach Sears, call (360) 675-0660.

Photo courtesy of Penn Cove Musselfest People wait patiently in line for a taste of one of the chowders featured at a previous Musselfest. This year, those attending this weekend’s event will have the opportunity to taste as many as 20 different chowders. Photo courtesy of Penn Cove Musselfest There will be no shortage of fun and photo ops at this year’s Penn Cove Musselfest, to be held Saturday and Sunday in Coupeville.

MUSSELFEST continued from page 7 pier from noon to 2 p.m. each day. Every child is guaranteed to catch something. All the activity brings a welcome boost to Coupeville businesses and is a great way to kick off the spring and summer season, said Olson. “It’s all about bringing people to Whidbey Island and especially Coupeville during the off season,” she said. “We’ve worked very hard to keep this a home grown event and celebrate something we’re known all over the world for. “We do not have extra vendors, we’re just celebrating ourselves,” Olson continued. “It’s also a chance for us to put Penn Cove Shellfish on a bit of a pedestal. They are a big part of the community and it’s just something we’re all very proud of. It’s a time to celebrate.”

There are a total of 20 different restaurants and nonprofits cooking up chowder for this year’s festival. Olson said with so many to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favorite. “It’s always a surprise every year. People work hard coming up with something new, so every year it kind of changes,” she said. “I’m always excited to see what’s going to show up new. They’re all very, very different – you will not taste any one that’s the same.” A complete list of activities and events, performers, chowder participants and more is available online at Musselfest, as always, will take place rain or shine. “It’s time to crawl out of your house and celebrate,” laughed Olson.

Photo courtesy of Penn Cove Musselfest The Shifty Sailors are just one of the musical groups set to entertain those attending the 31st annual Penn Cove Musselfest, to be held this weekend in Coupeville.

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Film Shorts



By Carey Ross A Cure for Wellness: This horror thriller has a stylish and creepy trailer giving me hope the movie itself will be the same. I suspect I will be disappointed and the trailer will be the best thing this film has going for it.  (R • 2 hrs. 26 min.)


John Wick: Chapter 2: Keanu Reeves is a terrible actor who was born to be an action star and who are any of us to argue with that?  (R • 2 hrs. 2 min.) La La Land: Despite nabbing six Oscars and making Damien Chazelle the youngest Best Director winner in history, the only thing anyone will remember about this film is how it was the Best Picture winner for about 15 seconds. But oh, how glorious those 15 seconds must’ve been.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 7 min.)

A Dog’s Purpose: There’s no chance I’d see any movie with a plot about canine reincarnation because before a dog can come back to life, he must first die and I do not need to inflict undue dog death upon myself in the name of entertainment.  (PG • 2 hrs.)

Collide: A couple of American ex-pats (Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones) get themselves into a whole mess of mob trouble in this movie which is as good as every movie you’ve never heard of hitting theaters during the dark days of winter.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 39 min.)

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Rock Dog: A Tibetan Mastiff wants to be a rock star because animated dogs from foreign lands have dreams too, you know.  (PG • 1 hr. 20 min.) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: When "The Force Awakens" came out, I gave it one million stars, a first for my highly advanced internal rating algorithm. This film also achieves a coveted one-million-star rating. Oh, and this movie rules.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 13 min.)

Get Out: A socially conscious horror movie/ race-savvy satire written and directed by Jordan Peele is exactly the kind of thing Hollywood should do more of while they do less of just about everything else.  (R • 1 hr. 44 min.)


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Moonlight: Make no mistake, "Moonlight" winning the Best Picture Oscar was about as close to a miracle as you’re likely to see during these modern times. Forget the flub and remember the momentous achievement instead.  (R • 1 hr. 51 min.)

Fist Fight: I will say this movie looks dumb as hell. I will also say I need no convincing to watch an R-rated comedy in which Ice Cube plays a psychotic, axe-wielding, trademarkscowling teacher who has it in for another teacher who ratted him out.  (R • 1 hr. 31 min.)

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Logan: Wolverine retracts the adamantium claws for good in this dark, gritty, R-rated finale to Marvel’s longest-running superhero franchise.  (R • 2 hrs. 15 min.)

Fifty Shades Darker: I’m sure this sequel to "Fifty Shades of Grey" is going to be just as good as the book it is adapted from, which is to say not good at all.  (R • 1 hr. 55 min.)

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The Lego Batman Movie: After taking the whole world by storm–and spawning the song “Everything is Awesome,” which spawned the trippiest live performance ever witnessed at the Oscars–the Minifigs are back, this time to save Gotham from the Joker and his evil plans.  (PG • 1 hr. 30 min.)

Before I Fall: This story about a teen with a perfect life who is forced to relive the same day over and over again has been described as "Heathers" meets "Groundhog Day," a characterization that only serves to pique my interest.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 39 min.)

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The Shack: Sam Worthington takes a spiritual journey deep in the heart of the Oregon wilderness in this adaptation of the bestselling novel I only managed to read about two chapters of.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 12 min.)

The Great Wall: Critics agree this movie in which paranormal beasts try to invade China via the Great Wall and Matt Damon comes along to save the people from their terrible fate isn’t the act of horrifying whitewashing they feared it would be. Unfortunately, critics also agree this movie is generally terrible nonetheless.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 44 min.)

Split: M. Night Shyamalan hasn’t made a good movie–indeed he’s made some of the worst movies Hollywood has spit out–since "Signs" some 15 years ago. However, with this scary story of a guy with 24 unique personalities who kidnaps three women, Shyamalan finds himself in the enviable position of having crafted the first horror hit of the year.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 56 min.)

Hidden Figures: 2016 was a year in which it kinda sucked to be a woman and/or a person of color. Start 2017 off right with a heady dose of girl power by seeing this inspiring true story of the three heretofore-unknown African-American women who helped put astronaut John Glenn into space. Glass ceiling or no, I think we know who runs the world.  (PG • 2 hrs. 7 min.)

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Getting Whidbey Island Healthy By Dianne Thomsen Kick Butt Health Coach

Things aren’t always the way they seem. Today, if you were to meet me on the streets of Oak Harbor, you would see a fit, trim and healthy woman. But it hasn’t always been that way. I grew up with a sweet tooth. Thankfully, I was a competitive swimmer while I worked at McDonald’s where I was known to indulge in shakes, pies and Big Macs after my shifts. It was free after all.

I had a good male friend who told me if I lost the weight guys would like to take me out. I didn’t have lots of dates in college. I guess because of my weight. In college I majored in nutrition before the days of political correctness. Even my graduate school advisor told me I WAS OVERWEIGHT. As painful as they were, I am thankful for these events because they were the reason I turned around my life and my health.

My swim coach told me I needed to lose some weight. That was very hard on my self-esteem so I figured the best way to do that was to starve myself to get off those nasty pounds.

I got to my healthy weight the hard way.

In college, instead of gaining the freshmen 15 I gained 25 pounds. The cafeteria proved to be a fat trap. Every meal had a variety of great desserts, cookies, cakes, pies that were real hard to resist, so I didn’t.

That got me started on a path of running, like Forrest Gump I started running and running and running. I never really stopped except for my 2 pregnancies.

Of course, to get my money’s worth I ate to my hearts content, or shall I say stomach’s fill. Before I knew it I weighed in at 149#. At 5’1” that was well overweight. I hated how miserable I felt and how I looked each time I saw my reflection in the mirror. My best friend took a picture of me that was a rude awakening.

It took me a year to get to my healthy weight. That’s a long time. Most people give up far sooner than that. As for me, I was stubborn.

The problem was that I used exercise as compensation for some of my poor eating choices. I became a long distance runner, having run 20 marathons, ironman, multiple ultra distance bike rides and swims. The problem with this strategy is the harder I worked out the hungrier I became. The intensity of my running and the number of years that I ran caused a problem with my heart. Today we call it athlete’s heart. It isn’t a life threatening condition. Well, as long as I carry my EKG

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printout with me. This sure is a lot of fun, not! The sustained exercise caused my left ventricle to become enlarged. This in turn results in abnormal electrical waves in my heart. This story is to help you realize that though exercise is good for your fitness, in excessive amounts it can do some damage not only to your heart but to your joints as well. If we don’t learn how to control our weight with lifestyle we will wear out our bodies. That’s right, the thing many people use to lose weight is not the best way to get off the extra weight. It’s great for fitness, strengthening your heart, and most of all to manage stress, but a horrible way to lose weight. Here’s the real clincher: exercise is only 20% of weight loss. Here’s why – to lose 1 pound of fat you need to walk/run 31 miles. That is more than a marathon. Often exercise can increase appetite to the point that you eat more than the calories you burned in the activity. Ask anyone who starts an exercise program. It often leaves them starving! Have you ever eaten something such as a bakery muffin and then decided to go to the gym to burn it off? This will come as a big surprise to you, it takes about 6 miles, or 2 hours, to walk that muffin off! (That muffin becomes a muffin top over time.) As you can see, it is really hard to exercise long enough to burn enough calories to make a difference.

There are 168 hours in a week. For the average person the three days a week workout uses just 2% of those hours.

It’s better to take a broader approach by creating more activity in your daily routine. Things like parking farther from your destination and walking, taking stairs instead of elevators and escalators, using a ball chair that forces your muscles to have to support you, fidgeting etc., are some practical strategies and will burn more calories than most exercise programs because you can be doing a little bit over the course of an entire day, every day. This is called non exercise activity and it contributes 20% of your calories burned; whereas exercise contributes only about 10%. Knowledge is power. The other 80% of the equation consists of what you are putting in your mouth every day. Not watching what you eat will make it very difficult to sustain a healthy weight. Learning how to balance protein and carbs is the holy grail of long term health and also very important to stabilize your blood sugars. This will keep your insulin levels controlled throughout the day. A critical benefit to this is that something in our bodies called inflammation can over time wreck our lives. When we learn to control our blood sugar this reduces this life wrecking condition. Often people say goodbye to high blood sugars, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

PUT SOME MUSSELS IN YOUR MEALS! Whidbey Island is a seafood lover’s delight for sure. A fisherman’s dream, an adventurer’s playground. All we need to do is look around for proof that nature really does provide us with some of the most awe inspiring views, the most thrilling adventures, and some of the best ingredients with which we might nourish our body. The waterways lacing the island and the sea surrounding it are two of the best conduits for the freshest ingredients we could possibly ask for to make many a dish. Mussels are one such ‘ingredient.’ A mussel is a type of bivalve mollusk found in fresh water lakes, creeks, streams and the littoral zone where the ocean and shore part company at low tide, and reunite at high tide. Freshwater mussels are apparently easier to harvest than the ones in the littoral zone, as they tend to just burrow into the water way floor as opposed to anchoring themselves to rocks with fibrous protrusions like intertidal zone mussels do. So harvesting aside, how does one prepare them? The ways are numerous and I’ve noticed that rather than being prepared alone, being the star attraction, mussels are usually prepared along with other things like clams and fish. Perhaps this is because they don’t really have a robust flavor, or one that REALLY announces itself and stands out in a dish. It DOES, however, have a nice mild essence to it, and so if your palate is partial to less bold tastes, then mussels are definitely a must as a meal in and of itself. Slightly sweet, their flesh is particularly tender if they are prepared well and the preferred method of cooking them, I’ve found is in either a stew, soup or plain smoked. Chowders are just one meal among many in which mussels will certainly find a welcome niche. Lending themselves so deliciously to a flavorful broth, and schmoozing with other ingredients such as onions, sweet corn, potatoes, parsley and even bacon allows a melding together of individual ingredients which transform into a dish so tasty, it would be hard to say no to seconds! Now, preparation does require the preparer to pay special attention to detail. A mussel is one of nature’s finest water filters and due to the way they feed (filter feeding), they can accumulate toxins. It’s up

to the person harvesting them to check on ocean or water conditions at any given point, to reduce the risk of harvesting mussels which might be harmful if ingested. Once it’s been established that the mussels are in fact safe to cook, the only hard part of the process is deciding what exactly you are going to create. There is always Ciopinno, an Italian-American fish stew hailing from San Francisco. A lighter version of heavy chowder, this fisherman’s stew is packed with all the goodness seas and waterways have to offer; shrimp, halibut or salmon, mussels, clams, yes all of these in one pot. Delish! There are several recipes for Ciopinno online, and if you want my opinion, I’d recommend checking out www. Their celebrity chefs feature so many wonderful meals, and wouldn’t you know it, Ciopinno happens to be one of them! Similarly to Ciopinno, there’s bouillabaisse, a French concoction likewise stuffed to the gills with seafood. Halibut, cod, clams and mussels are simmered to perfection in a thick chunky herb sauce, the end result being a stew that looks as hearty as its name sounds. But if a stew or a soup isn’t something that strikes your fancy, especially when it comes to the very mildly flavored mollusk, then perhaps plain old steamed mussels are a better fit for your palate. I’ve come across a lot of recipes for beer steamed mussels with a side of bread. “Bread?” you ask. Yes, bread to soak up the hop and barley infused juices that are left when the mussels have been enjoyed. Now if you prefer a light lunch, something a little more ‘refined’ than a simple stew, you might like to give stuffed mussels a try. Perhaps a nice white sauce over some fresh steamed blue mussels, topped with black pepper and chives, would hit the spot. It sounds positively delicious, and with a pinch of ‘elegance’ to go with it, I’d say this is one lunch that will make an impression indeed! But mussels don’t have to be the biggest feature in a dish. Nor does any other seafood for that matter. They, in fact, make the perfect accompaniment to other ingredients comprising any meal. As an addition into a ‘traditional’ dish, mussels, or

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any seafood has the potential to take the dish to a whole new level of tasty. Fettuccine alfredo, with crab meat and mussels for example, really is one of the finest dinner indulgences out there. The creamy sauce does something incredible to the flavor of the seafood; it not only compliments it, it emboldens the taste and I think that’s the best part about it! With the Penn Cove Musselfest coming up, what better way to indulge in something delectable from the water? Maybe a mosey on down to partake in all things ‘mussel-y' will get you on track to make your own dishes, and who knows, maybe you will discover a new favorite food! Dear readers, I am including a simple recipe for garlic and tomato steamed mussels I happened upon on a wonderful website which I included as well. By using clean farm-fresh mussels, it will save you a little time on scrubbing and debearding the beautiful, but tedious blue-black shells housing the tasty treat. I hope you enjoy the recipe, and please let me know how you like it if you try it. Send in any and all comments, questions, information and most certainly any favorite recipes you might have because I’d love to hear from you, so Let’s Dish! Steamed mussels with tomato and garlic sauce 1 onion finely chopped 6 garlic cloves minced 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 28 oz can tomatoes, drained ¼ cup olive oil ¼ teaspoon thyme ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes 4 lbs mussels scrubbed and debearded 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Salt French bread or garlic toast

Discard any mussels with broken shells or that do not clamp shut when tapped. Add mussels to the tomato mixture in the pot. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook and shake the pot from time to time, just until the mussels open up (approximately 3 minutes). Remove and open the mussels, uncovering the pot only as necessary to remove the mussels as soon as the shell opens. Be sure to discard any with shells that do not open. Stir in the black pepper into the tomato mixture. Spoon the mixture over the mussels once plated and serve with French bread or garlic toast. Enjoy! Mussel.html  To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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The discussion will include the differences between “Medigap” (supplemental) insurance and Medicare Advantage plans. You will learn which plans are available on Whidbey Island, the differences in benefits and rates. Presented by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA), a program of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner. For more information, call (360) 279-4580.

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up may have to be dealt with first before you can expect to make any serious progress. You won’t be alone in this, however, so do not despair. The 4th looks promising for making headway.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Others may look to you for aid in doing what they cannot do for themselves this week. Children and younger siblings are especially likely to need your special help. Money will solve some of their problems, but not all. Your expertise is likely to be needed as much or more than money. Advice and guidance from well-meaning third parties, while helpful, is not a cure-all. Trust your own sense, and use the 3rd to your advantage. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Situations involving money are likely to see you seeking outside assistance this week. The good news is that the help is there when you need it. There is also the possibility of incurring a debt voluntarily for the sake of something you badly need or want, especially to include travel and vacation. This will require much finagling on your part to make everything work out. The 3rd plays a key role in the process. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) It’s wise to budget lots of time for dealing with home and family matters this week, more than you think you’ll need. Even your best laid plans will likely find ways of going awry. Expect the unexpected and you won’t be caught off guard. Expect also to endure some flak from someone with 20-20 hindsight wanting to lay blame or talk about what should have been. Hang in there until the 4th, when you may set matters right. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Doing what you must do this week may easily bring up concerns about what’s just and what’s fair. The situation in front of you may seem to lack justice, but rest assured, justice is there. Look for it in the logical connection to the beliefs that guide your choices. They are almost certainly rooted in fear. Fairness and justice, then, are a matter of recognizing and conquering your fears. The 4th offers clues in how to do that. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Cherished beliefs are never easy things to revise, but events  this week will likely encourage you to do so. It’s your big picture of right and wrong and what makes life worth living that may come into question. If you already feel secure in those areas, then your response to happenings will come much more naturally and easily. You are called, on the 4th in particular, to be your authentic self, without fear of what others may think. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The recognition you deserve on many fronts this week is not likely to appear as easily as you might have hoped. Advances of any sort, personal or monetary, will require your diligent effort. Loose ends in need of tying

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Optimism and positive thinking will carry you only so far this week. After that, something additional may be needed. If you have a dependable partner in your undertakings, the burden of delivery may fall to them in the end, especially where money is involved. In that case, your natural people skills may come to the rescue on the 3rd, when charm and diplomacy are a large part of success. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Money management will demand all the expertise you can muster this week. Despite your normally dependable ways in such matters, things still may not turn out exactly as you’d like. People and circumstances you don’t control are the deciding factor. Do the best you can using what you have, and don’t lose sleep over it. Much depends on the luck of the draw, on the 3rd in particular.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your concerns this week are the thankless little tasks that get you no recognition but must be done despite. There’s lots to be cleaned up, particularly on and around the home front. Relationship issues are likely to be in some way connected. The scope of your clean-up is thus broad and can encompass all levels, physical, mental and emotional. The 3rd is significant in ways that hindsight may make clear. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s a time of fixing the aftermath of life’s little adventures gone awry. Doing what needs to be done this week will clear the decks for more serious work to come. Time now to tie up loose ends, save the lessons learned, and use the wisdom gained to make wise choices for a better future. Remember on the 4th that wealth can be mental as well physical, for there is value in experience, both good and bad.


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4. Change states, in a way

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24. “Don’t give up!”

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AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) You’ll probably expend lots of energy stamping out life’s little brush fires this week, but events later in the year will justify the effort. The wisdom that comes only of experience is not the least of the benefits to be gained. If that’s not enough, know that wisdom leads eventually and inevitably to tangible assets. Patience now will put you ahead in your game. Look for the 4th to deliver clues to what lies ahead.

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37. Exclusive

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52. Claw

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39. Booty

7. Chuck

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40. A.I.

8. What “it” plays

55. Accident

41. Bundle

9. At attention

56. Astringent

42. Matterhorn, e.g.

10. Opening time, maybe

57. Game piece

43. Bed board

11. Mountain pool

59. Back talk

45. Wastes times

12. Preserve, in a way

61. Actress Sorvino

47. ___ Dee River

15. Undertake, with “out”

63. After expenses

48. Best seller

20. Make, as money

65. ___ green

49. Actor’s goal

22. Be a snitch

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Life Tributes BEATRICE M. “BEA” RODEHEFFER Beatrice M. “Bea” Rodeheffer, age 92, longtime Oak Harbor resident, passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Summer Hill Assisted Living.

after WWII, she attended the Samuel Merritt School of Nursing in Oakland, CA where she graduated with a nursing degree and became a registered nurse. Marge was an active tennis player and coming off the courts she met a young accountant, Robert “Bob” Eggerman. She and Bob dated for a time and were married May 15, 1948.

Mrs. Rodeheffer was born in Orrville, OH, May 18, 1924, to Thomas and Pearl (Keefer) Murtaugh. She was raised in Orrville, and graduated from high school there. Bea went on to attend and graduate from Ohio State University. She became an elementary school teacher, and taught second grade in Grove City, OH for many years.

Bob’s father had a farm on Whidbey Island and was seeking help with the operation. In 1949, Bob and Marge left the Bay area and Coupeville became home. Bob developed a love for farming. Marge and Bob worked together on their farm having as many as 20,000 chickens at one time, one of the largest state hatchery egg producers at that time. Marge also was a homemaker, raising four children.

Bea married John Edward Rodeheffer in 1953. For a short time, the couple resided in Raleigh, NC, eventually retiring to Kitty Hawk, NC in 1985. John passed away October 29, 1987. Bea eventually moved to Greenville, NC where she resided in an assisted living facility for four years. While in North Carolina, she was a member of the Duck United Methodist Church.

As the children grew, Marge returned to her nursing career. She worked for a time at White Acres Nursing Home in Freeland and then was instrumental in opening the new OB ward at Whidbey General Hospital in Coupeville. Later, she served as an RN for Manpower Nurses Staffing, working mainly in the Seattle area and finished her career as a Home Health RN for Whidbey General.

Bea moved to Oak Harbor in 2002 to be closer to family. She became an active member of the First United Methodist Church, then later attended First Reformed Church. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma. Bea enjoyed bowling, beachcombing, making caramels, making afghans and working puzzles.

Marge enjoyed spending time as an artist, using oils, watercolors and occasionally with pencil facial sketches. She was an avid tennis player for many years, and enjoyed playing piano, singing in the church choir and playing bridge. She was a long time member of St. Mary Catholic Church and the altar society.

Bea is survived by her two sons, Tom (Cathy) of Mountain View, CA and Bill (Catie) of Oak Harbor, WA; four grandchildren: Jacob, Rebecca, John and Laura. In addition to her husband, she was also preceded in death by her siblings and other relatives. A Memorial Service was held Saturday, February 25, 2017 at First Reformed Church with Pastor Matt Waite and Chaplain David Lura, co-officiating. She will be buried next to her husband John in Pilger Ruhe Cemetery, New Knoxville, OH. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the teacher’s organization, Delta Kappa Gamma, at DKGDONATE/. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at

MARGARET E. EGGERMAN Margaret Elizabeth “Marge” Eggerman, age 93, died February 16, 2017 at Ballard Care & Rehab Facility in Seattle. She was born in Madison, WI August 3, 1923 to Frederick and Angeline Oberstar. After graduating from Virginia, MN high school she worked in drafting and worked on radios as a part of the war effort during WWII. Also during and

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Marge is survived by four children and their spouses: James O. Eggerman and Judith of Seattle, Thomas L. Eggerman and Amy Patterson of Rockville, MD, M. Irene Eggerman and Don M. Gibson III of Auburn, WA and Stephen Eggerman and Jeanette of Kenmore, WA and by her grandchildren: Julia Eggerman, Emma, Evan, Ean and Everett Eggerman, Landon, Blair, and George Gibson and Alysia and Connor Eggerman and great grandson Leo Eggerman. She is also survived by her siblings: Marie Palm of Snohomish, Jenny Michaloski of Deerwood, MN, Bernadine Gardner and husband Mack of Geneseo, IL and Father Richard Oberstar of Ft. Ripley, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert “Bob” Eggerman in 2003 and her brothers Fred Oberstar and Matthew Oberstar. Graveside funeral services were held Friday, February 24 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville with Rev. Paul Pluth, JCL as Celebrant. A Memorial Mass will follow at a later date at St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville, WA. Please visit Marge’s page in the Book of Memories at to share memories and condolences. Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC, Oak Harbor, WA.

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on their role in the community, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, or visit For more information, contact Lauren Tyner at or call (360) 321-4145. [Submitted by Lauren Tyner, Goosefoot]

Making The Bible Your Book Lenten series facilitated by Dr. Duncan Ferguson Two classes will be offered in the Langley United Methodist Church Fireside Room: Tuesday evenings, March 7 through April 11 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm; or Wednesday mornings, March 8 through April 12 from 9:30am to 11:00am. The class will be a study of the narrative of the Bible and provide students a grasp of the essential content of the Bible. It will also focus on ways of interpreting the Bible and how the Bible’s message can be a “means of grace” and provide guidance and nurture for one’s spiritual journey. Dr. Duncan Ferguson is a pastor, teacher, author and has served in the church and higher education across his career. His two books, Making the Bible Your Book and Biblical Hermeneutics will be used with the Bible as the textbooks for the class. To register, contact the Church Office at (360) 221-4233 or online at There is no charge for the class, although the two textbooks, available in the church office, will be provided at the author’s price of $25. Langley UMC is a greening, reconciling and advocating congregation located on the corner of Third and Anthes in beautiful downtown Langley. For more information, visit or find them on Facebook. [Submitted by Eve Carty, Langley UMC]

Entrants Needed for St Patrick’s Day Parade The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Oak Harbor will take place at 4:30pm, Friday, March 17, 2017, on Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor. The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the parade, which is organized by the Irish Wildlife Society. Those interested in participating in the parade may contact Mike Thelen at (360) 679-8499. There is no charge, but no political campaigning or vendor selling will be allowed. [Submitted by Barb Thelen]

OSCWI Accepting Applications for Scholarships & Non-profit Donations Applications are now available for 2017 scholarships and non-profit donations from the Officers’ Spouses’ Club of Whidbey Island (OSCWI). The OSCWI annually awards all proceeds to military dependent scholarships for graduating seniors and spouses in addition to donations to local non-profit entities. Since 2006, the OSCWI has donated over $100,000 back to the local community. To download the application forms or for more information, please go to the club’s website at www.oscwi. com. The application deadline for all awards is March 31, 2017. [Submitted by Wendy Shingleton, Scholarship and Charity Coordinator for the OSCWI]

Goosefoot to Formalize its New Philanthropic Role on South Whidbey by Changing Tax Exempt Status from a Private Foundation to a Supporting Organization Goosefoot is changing its current federal tax status from that of a “private foundation” to a “supporting organization,” both tax-exempt classifications. Changing status will allow Goosefoot to begin realizing its full philanthropic capacity by distributing profits from the Goose Grocer to the community. As the Goose Community Grocer started realizing profits three years ago, Goosefoot began supporting programs and organizations such as the South Whidbey School District Garden Program, the Organic Farm School, Whidbey Island Nourishes, Senior Services of Island

County and Good Cheer with significant donations. “Our ability to give back to our community is a direct result of the success of the Goose Grocer,” according to Goosefoot board president Kevin Engstrom. “We look forward to strategically distributing our resources into the community in ways that will have long lasting impact and benefits.” This direct philanthropic role is new to Goosefoot. Goosefoot is known primarily for economic and real estate development projects on South Whidbey, such as the Bayview Cash Store, the Bayview Shopping Center, the Sears House, and now, the Goose Grocer. In its infancy, Goosefoot loaned money practically interest free to small businesses and provided housing to families through a house-moving program, but cash grants were rare. In fact for several years, Goosefoot had to raise money to support its own general operating expenses to keep the group afloat until the Goose started realizing profits. “Without the help of a large number of generous supporters during our lean years, we wouldn’t be in the fortunate position we are today,” according to Sandra Whiting, Goosefoot’s executive director. “These individuals joined us in our vision-crazy as it seemed at times--that Goosefoot would not only be self-supporting one day, but would give directly back to the community in significant ways.” A supporting organization, which Goosefoot will become, is a public charity that helps support one or more other non-profit organizations, either through financial contributions or through activities in support of a shared mission. Goosefoot has approached several local non-profits to become “supported organizations,” each of which will appoint one or two members to a reconstituted Goosefoot board of directors. “We’re excited to formally partner with other local non-profits to build a new organizational structure and culture of philanthropy for Goosefoot,” according to Whiting. “Together we will decide how to best manage Goosefoot’s philanthropy in a strategic and effective manner.” As a supported organization, nothing will change in how each of these groups govern themselves or do their work. They will be eligible to receive funding from Goosefoot, however Goosefoot will have no fiduciary responsibility for these groups. These organizations have until May 1 to decide on whether to join the newly structured Goosefoot board and organization. When asked why certain organizations were chosen over others, Whiting responded, “It wasn’t easy, especially with so many amazing non-profit organizations operating on South Whidbey. Ultimately, we chose organizations with very specific missions that differed from each other, but fit into Goosefoot’s broader mission and vision of a thriving South Whidbey.” After the switch from private foundation to supporting organization is made, Goosefoot will continue on the same path it has been on, in addition to formalizing and increasing its philanthropic role. “We’ll continue managing and improving our commercial properties at Bayview Corner and Bayview Center, and serving as landlord to the 15 small businesses located there,” according to Whiting. Their development of an expanded commercial kitchen in conjunction with the Port of South Whidbey is on track, as is Goosefoot’s continuing research into how best to support our local food system in ways that enhance economic development. And not to worry. Goosefoot’s popular summer street dances and community events such as the Mutt Strut, Mardi Gras, and Giving Tree will continue! For more information, Goosefoot can be reached at (360) 321-4145 or at [Submitted by Sandy Whiting, Goosefoot]

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REAL ESTATE WANTED Seeking Small House: Wanting to purchase small 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath older rambler, cottage, or cabin on South Whidbey. One level, not in town, approximately .5 acres, a few stairs to entrance OK. No cement floor or in-floor heating. Cherish hardwood flooring, wood cabinets, electric baseboard heating, and metal roof. Please call (360) 730-3244 before you do any cleanup, repairs, flooring, painting, home improvements, etc. (1)

RENTAL WANTED Retired, stable, responsible couple seeking long term unfurnished 2 bed, 2 bath house rental in Coupeville. Water views, open concept, storage. Price not to exceed $1800/ month. (919) 812-0402 (1)

AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE Steel wheel set for passenger car. Fits tire size P185/75R14, $15. (360) 678-6667 (1)

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 Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.55)

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EVENING JANITORIAL: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, MondaySaturday, 11 hours per week, Clinton/Freeland. Start time flexible (after 6:30pm/earlier on Saturday); compensation, $12 per hour; Earn parttime income of $500+ per month; Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass background/ drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. E-mail: (2) DRIVERS: Part-time, full-time, on-call & weekend driver positions available. Must have or be willing to obtain CDL Class B with P2 passenger endorsement. If interested, please contact Brent at (360) 679-4003 or find an application online at employment.php

Turn of the century solid wood empire-style settee and matching chair with wood scrolled armrests. $500 for set; 1930s waterfall style wood armoire with wood inlay detailing and glass door and drawer handles, $250. (360) 678-6667 (1) Used 5-Piece carpet set in very good condition. Turkish made, beige color with patterns, $995. Cash only. Call (360) 579-5436 after 3 PM, leave message (0)

HEALTH/FITNESS Yowza Fitness Siesta Treadmill in excellent condition, seldom used in a non smoking home. Owner’s manual, programmable, color light gray. Originally cost $1005, sell for $550 obo. You move, located in Clinton. (360) 579-5436 (1)

LESSONS Guitar lessons: Looking for guitar students who would like to learn how to play or upgrade their current playing

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ELECTRONICS Set of 6 DL speakers and DL blue ray player. All for $40. Call (360) 678-6667 (1)

LAWN AND GARDEN 7-foot steel fence stakes in good condition but weathered. 2$/stake. I'm replacing all my fencing and simply don't need the excess of stakes! Julie (text or call: 360-969-9266 (1) Tow behind thatcher and aerator for lawn tractors, $40 each or $75 for both. Call John (360) 222-3564 (1) Lawn mower bag for John Deere STX38 mower, $150. Call Jason, (425) 530-2873 (1) Straw Hay for Sale: Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360) 321-1624 Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 strips, each 10’ long, $7 each roll. Call (360) 678-1167

loveseat, 2 chairs, dining table seats 6 w/glass hutch and buffet, nice. Truly antique glass front bookcases handcrafted and signed, small appliances, Corningware, king size bedding, curtains, framed art, fireplace tools, much more. Oak Harbor, cell (919) 5925164 (1) Crab cage, solid steel, $50. (425) 530-2873 (1) 10-inch Delta table saw. 1-hp dual voltage R.I. motor. All cast iron. Custom stand. $300. Leave message, (360) 2223095 (0)


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ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Excellent Grass Hay for Sale. Good for horses, $7 per bale, 20 bale minimum. (360) 3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

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Whidbey Weekly, March 2, 2017