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April 20 through April 26, 2017

Run For A Day, Play For The Weekend!

Whidbey Island Marathon • April 23, 2017 RUN THE BRIDGE

• Tech shirts for all participants • Medals for all finishers in all distances • Finish line celebration with live music and beer garden • Customized participant bibs • Free Race Photos • Fun for the whole family! More Local Events inside


Harvest Fest Races Zumba & Hula by Ate Flo Coupeville Green Knights of Columbus field trips • lectures • high school student art show • concert • and more Coupeville Oak Harbor Page 6 Page 6

SW Syrian Refugee Project Langley United Methodist Church LangleyIsland celebrates Whidbey Earth PageDay 9 all month long!

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ACROSS THE POND by Miss Windsor

Hello darlings! Miss Windsor bestows a rather queenly and incredibly hearty welcome to her delightfully indigenous countrymen, statesmen, nobility, and any royal ‘blue blood’ of the captivating and majestic Whidbey Island! Once again, It’s certainly a real pleasure to adorn the Whidbey Weekly’s pages with Miss Windsor’s exceedingly chirpy royal presence. Darlings, now what the ‘heck’ has the frabjous Miss Windsor been up to since our last chucklesome rendezvous? Well darlings, suffice to say Miss Windsor certainly enjoyed many of her frolicsome birthday activities – oh I say! One of which you may recall darlings, Miss Windsor’s unexpected culinary challenge which involved a rather ‘stubborn’ cocoanut! An unforgettable experience that called upon Miss Windsor’s undisclosed ‘demolition’ skills, which she executed beautifully armed with a hammer! Evidently, Miss Windsor’s efforts certainly paid off, as she merrily devoured more than a fair few slices of her extremely delicious and mouth-watering recreation of Mrs. Beeton’s recipe for Cocoanut Cake. Of course darlings, Miss Windsor is a ‘woman of her word’ and, as promised, she finished off every last ‘morsel’ of her utterly sublime homemade birthday treat. Now moving on gracefully darlings, today Miss Windsor has beckoned the company of her exquisite culinary American followers, including those who class themselves as a devoted ‘royalist’ to join in the merriment of such a joyous celebration of yet another ‘Windsor’s’ birthday. On Friday the 21st April 2017 (tomorrow), my darling royal counterpart celebrates her 91st birthday, and if you haven’t already hazarded a jolly good guess to whom we owe this pleasure to then shame on you! However, it’s imperative to say, darlings, that followers of the ‘unheeding’ kind will not be tolerated in the Miss Windsor household – comprende? So, please take

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a ‘pew’ (American translation: a seat) and immediately furnish Miss Windsor with your undivided attention, as she proceeds to reveal all! This rather extraordinary and formidable ‘gooseberry pudding’ (Cockney Rhyming Slang for: woman) of distinguished personage, who is ‘without a shadow of a doubt’ one of the most famous ladies in the world, it is in fact the most glorious Queen Elizabeth II, also known as ‘Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith’ – well, what do ya know! Quite a grand title - do you concur, darlings? So my dears, from here on One shall address Miss Windsor’s beloved sovereign as ‘Her Majesty The Queen,’ and naturally One expects her darlings to follow suit – toot sweet! Her Majesty The Queen was born of the royal House of Windsor the 21st April 1926, the same year Miss Windsor’s precious Grandmother Josie entered this world. Although both ladies are of the greatest stature, Her Majesty was furnished with the choice to celebrate her birthday twice each year – a tradition which started in 1748 by King George II. It is a fact that King George II's actual birthday was in November, but due to the infamous British weather being terribly inclement, His Majesty decided to celebrate his ‘official’ birthday during the cheerful month of June. Thus, Queen Elizabeth II simply carried on this tradition, which is celebrated by ‘Trooping the Colour,’ and attended by Her Majesty The Queen in a horse-drawn carriage – how splendid! So darlings, you may now be wondering, “What revelry does Her Majesty The Queen get up to on her ‘actual’ birthday?” Well darlings, Miss Windsor shall proceed to share her thoughts on this extremely fascinating topic! Now, according to one of Miss Windsor’s mentors – the jolly old ‘internet,’ Her Majesty The Queen spends her actual birthday privately, and is marked by a 41 gun royal salute – now isn’t she such a lucky lady! But, the somewhat intrigued Miss Windsor can’t help but wonder what ‘shenanigans’ Her Majesty cares to indulge in whist within the safe confines of her private royal quarters! Darlings, indeed One can only surmise! However, Miss Windsor vividly imagines Her Majesty The Queen riding her favoured horse, ‘sidesaddle’ of course, through the lush green boscage amidst the rolling countryside of her much loved Balmoral Castle grounds in Scotland. Then having built up quite a hefty appetite, such a vigorous activity would be rewarded by a prompt and rather special Afternoon Tea with Her Majesty’s family in attendance – not forgetting her adored Corgi dogs, who are always welcome at the monarchs' dining table! Also, with much gratitude to serendipity, entertainment would be provided by Her Majesty’s hubby Prince



Photograph of Chocolate Queen Pudding Philip, whom is renowned for unexpectedly blurting out a ‘clanger’ (American Translation: a blunder) or two – how very amusing! Darlings, the mind certainly ‘boggles’ regarding this particularly thought-provoking royal subject matter! Now, according to Her Majesty The Queen’s former chef Darren McGrady, “The Queen loves chocolate, she’s a chocoholic!” - just like Miss Windsor’s Grandmother Josie, who was rather partial to a ‘schmeck’ or two of Cadbury’s Chocolate! Also my dears, it’s common knowledge that when Her Majesty The Queen dines alone she doesn’t usually care to indulge in foods of a starchy nature. Of course darlings, such an indulgence would certainly call upon Her Majesty’s participation when in the company of dinner guests. Now darlings, Miss Windsor is of course frightfully mindful of Her Majesty The Queen’s royal pallet, therefore, One set about recreating something intensely chocolaty and a trifle starchy, just perfect for Her Majesty’s royal delectation. But, Miss Windsor being quite a staunch royalist, just like her darling Grandmother Josie, commenced sifting through the pages of her Radiation Cookery Book (1935 edition) in search of a recipe ‘fit’ for a Queen! Darlings, luckily Miss Windsor stumbled upon the ultimate dish for Her Majesty The Queen, called Chocolate Queen Pudding – oh how regal! This rather ravishing dish is a luxury spin-off from the traditional British Bread Pudding, and boasts a handful of variants to the original Bread Pudding recipe – one being, its topped with a heavenly layer of meringue, and so forth. Indeed, a terribly sumptuous pudding eager to grace Her Majesty The Queen’s dining table at her actual birthday repast. A splendidly satisfying birthday treat, certainly to be enjoyed by both Her Majesty and her guests in the palatial surroundings of her royal private

quarters! As always my dears, this recipe is available via my website: Darlings, it’s been well documented that Her Majesty The Queen is very much averse to wasting food, so there’s no doubt she would rescue the final helping of Miss Windsor’s Chocolate Queen Pudding! She’s from a generation that lived through the Second World War, and whom lived by the expression, ‘waste not, want not.’ Miss Windsor recalls her Grandmother Josie being extremely frugal about food. Even in her later years Grandmother Josie felt compelled to keep every last scrap of leftovers – even half a boiled potato would be saved from the voracious clutches of One’s garbage bin! The lucky thing of course, would always be refrigerated within the luxury walls of its very own, handpicked, Tupperware vessel – oh such class! Darlings, Miss Windsor is now ready to retire to the comfortable surroundings of her royal quarters at the Miss Windsor estate, accompanied by a crystal glass tumbler of Her Majesty The Queen’s favourite tipple – the rather decadent ‘Gin and Dubbonet.’ But before we part ways, let’s raise our glasses, and together we’ll wish Her Majesty The Queen a bloomin’ marvelous birthday! Now let’s stand united as we proudly sing the national anthem of the United Kingdom – ‘God Save the Queen.’ God save our gracious Queen! Long live our noble queen! God save the Queen Send her victorious, Happy and glorious, Long to reign over us: God save the Queen! Until we meet again darlings, One would be extremely delighted to make your acquaintance via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@misswindsoruk). Cheerio, Miss Windsor X

55th Annual “Trash & Treasure” Sale Saturday, April 29, 9am-2pm Browse through the thousands of items on sale, including plants, decorative items, tools, antiques, housewares, furnishings, toys, crafts, art, & much more! Lunch served in the Chapel Cafe. St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods Episcopal Church • 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road • Freeland

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Did you hear about the woman down in Texas who beat her husband to death with his guitar collection? When she appeared before the judge, he asked, "You seem like a nice young lady, first offender?”

She said, "No, your honor, first a Gibson, and then a Fender.” Oh Deer In order to use the deer picture in this week's column, my editor encouraged me not to be too long winded. This now raises the issue as to whether or not I should change the name of my column to “The Long and Winded Mouth.” Let me know what you think. Operators are standing by because there is nowhere to sit.

“Well, Dad, I don't know for sure, but I can find out. When was the last time you fed the fly?” “I have not fed the fly anything, but some of the sink water is missing.” “How long has the fly been in the kitchen?” “About two weeks. No food in two weeks.” “Is it smaller than it was?” “Not that I can tell.” “Have you named it?”

“Well Dad, I have always wanted to be a fly on the wall to hear what you and Thelma talk about at night. But, that fly ain't me.”

One of the reasons Freeland is spending so much time on sewers and the cost thereof is because Freeland is becoming a sanctuary city. In fact, the Piebald deer pictured above is the first sanctuaree. Given its ancestry and mixed background, Luna has sought asylum in Freeland, our unincorporated whatever it is. I was granted asylum here in 1983 but the responsible parties all left town. It makes sense Freeland would be amenable to mixed metaphors. At the turn of the century, the Free Land Association even dedicated areas for nude settlers. Apparently, those Holmes Harbor nudists were too lazy or too embarrassed to go up the hill to find what they needed at Webb's Department Store. Seeing the Bill Gilbert photograph of Luna caused me to reflect about the many times in my life I sought sanctuary. Being the son of a salesman, we moved a lot. During my K-12 years of primary and secondary schooling, I attended eight different schools in three different states. Being a new kid in school is like seeking sanctuary. The main question–where can I sit for lunch without getting beat up? Now that Grandma spends most of her time with our first grandchild, I feel more like Dad did when he entered Grandpa-dom. I'm a dumb Grandpa. As Sgt. Schultz used to say on Hogan's Heroes, “I know nothing.” Being without Grandma most of the time is like being in a sanctuary, only an isolated one. So, while sitting around knowing nothing, I can sense even more how Dad felt. No wonder he called me one day to ask a strange question. “Hi Jim. I was wondering if you knew how long a fly can live without food?”


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We concluded our conversation with a rousing AT&T interstate singing of “Fly Me to the Moon,” segueing very nicely into “I'll Fly Away.” Password Tips During a recent password audit by a local container company, it was found that one employee was using a password with fiftytwo letters–

When the employee was asked why he had such a long password, he responded proudly, “Well, hello! It has to be at least eight characters and include at least one capital. I'm there.”

Unlike the albino deer, which has pink eyes, a pink nose, and pinkish hooves, Piebald deer have normal brown eyes and a brown nose with black hooves like a normal whitetail. Their coloration is due to a rare inherited genetic variation that affects less than one percent of the white-tailed deer population. 20 - APRIL 26, 2017

“No, but I may charge it rent if it is still here at the end of the month.”


The deer pictured is named Luna by some, and unnamed by others. Regardless, this beautiful creation is a Piebald deer. According to my research, limited by my deer in the headlights approach, the Piebald deer is a cross between an albino deer and a brown deer. Imagine Tonto's pinto horse, Scout, but only photo reduced, a bit smaller, and, as a deer.


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MOAB While I thought the headline in the newspaper had to do with Utah, the reference to MOAB which I read was actually acronymal. The GBU-43B or MOAB, stands for Massive Ordinance Air Blast Weapon, or, as the TV news guys and gals say, the “mother of all bombs.” In my life, I have never known a mother or a grandmother who would use a bomb, light a bomb, or drop a bomb.

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In today's mail, I received a homemade petition signed by several asking for a new acronym for the military's big mama. Given that men most likely thought of the acronym MOAB, and most men while growing up made bomb noises for virtual gamesmanship, let us look at some options. I know I could really do a good galloping sound when I rode Mom's mop around the yard. Dry, of course. My bomb noises were not as good on the explosion, but with a first tenor voice I could do a really good whistling sound for the descending armament. If Mother Nature and Father Time got together to discuss the mother of all bombs, what would the result be? Their fantasy discussion follows. Mother Nature – Father, I want you to talk to the Commander in Chief and the Chiefs of Staff regarding a name change for future 22,000 pound, thirty feet long, eleven ton TNT bombs. This Mother of All Bombs thing is not playing well with many of our moms. We mothers feel this is something you fathers need to talk about. We mothers do not have time for homeland security or inappropriate metaphors. Father Time – Good point, Mother. I will sure look into it. It may take some time. Mother Nature – Well, you are in the time business. That's your bailiwick. Father Time – Yes and I'm on it. While “mother of all storms” apparently works for you during those winter months, you are rightfully sensitive about this military expression. For now, let's go with Men of Arrogant Behavior until we get some input from our acronym committee. And on that note, onward and upward. School will be out in six weeks! Let the fun begin! To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

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Bits & Pieces Lillian VanWey is an energetic volunteer at Oak Harbor Library and will receive a bronze-level award. On Tuesday afternoons, she can be found shelving items with an enthusiasm that brightens the day for staff and customers.

Live Fire Training Scheduled On Saturday, April 22, the Oak Harbor Fire Department will be conducting a live fire training burn at 1292 SW Swantown Avenue in Oak Harbor. This is a 2,400 square foot house located directly across Swantown Avenue from Whidbey Golf and Country Club. The training exercise is scheduled to begin at 8:00am with completion around 2:00pm. The structure will be burned in a very controlled fashion with fires being ignited and extinguished numerous times throughout the course of the event. A live fire training session provides invaluable training and practical experience for the firefighters of the Oak Harbor Fire Department, Navy Region Northwest Fire Department and North Whidbey Fire and Rescue. There will be no street closures due to this training event. The training burn will be conducted weather permitting. In the event of unfavorable wind conditions, OHFD will reschedule for a later date. If you have any questions or concerns, please call (360) 279-4706. [Submitted by Nicole Tesch, City of Oak Harbor]

Local Library Volunteers Receive Recognition Four volunteers at libraries on Whidbey Island are being recognized for their efforts. The President’s Volunteer Service Award will be presented April 22 to Helen Kinsella, Gail Lajo and Lillian VanWey. In addition, Sue Norman was nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. A ceremony will take place at the Sno-Isle Libraries Service Center in Marysville to honor the four and 32 other Sno-Isle Libraries volunteers. The president’s award honors those who achieve the required number of hours of volunteer service over a year or cumulative hours over a lifetime. The award recognizes milestones of service achievement and includes bronze, silver and gold levels for annual service. The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to those who contribute more than 4,000 hours of service in their lifetime. The governor’s award recognizes Washington’s citizens who dedicate their time and talents to help others in their communities. “Nearly 700 people give their time and talent toward the mission of Sno-Isle Libraries,” Executive Director Jonalyn Woolf-Ivory said. “Each of our volunteers helps the 22 community libraries better serve the customers and their communities.” Congressman Rick Larsen said he supports the volunteers, their efforts and the award program. “I commend the volunteers receiving the President’s Volunteer Service Award,” said the 2nd District Democrat. “I hope their exceptional service encourages more folks to get involved with their local libraries and give back to their communities.” Kinsella is marking her ninth year as a volunteer at the Coupeville Library. She works to keep shelves orderly and pull requested items for customers. Her work brings her a bronzelevel award. Lajo’s long-term commitment to volunteering at the Freeland Library for more than 10 years is an inspiration to the Freeland community. Her assistance and attitude is a benefit to staff and customers and earned the bronzelevel award.

Norman has been an Oak Harbor Library volunteer for more than 15 years. She also serves as president of the Friends of the Library. The Friends manage a used book sale that not only serves the community, but also funds special library programs, furnishings and services. Through the sale and other donations, the Friends support the library with more than $12,000 a year. Norman can be found at the library several times a week sorting, pricing, displaying and transporting donated books. She also served on the Oak Harbor Library Board for eight years and as board president for six of those years. Norman organizes volunteers and Friends members to help with children’s programs and is a member of the Trudy Sundberg Lecture Series planning team. President’s award honorees receive a commemorative pin, certificate and letter signed by the President of the United States. In addition, five of the 36 presidential award recipients were also nominated for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Along with Norman, another four volunteers were nominated for the governor’s award. For a list of all 2017 award recipients, nominees and the location they work, visit http:// [Submitted by Jim Hills, Sno-Isle Libraries]

SVC Parks Law Enforcement Academy Graduation Skagit Valley College’s Park Law Enforcement Academy is a 728-hour law enforcement training academy, with a natural and cultural resources emphasis, taught at SVC’s Mount Vernon Campus. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the Academy at SVC. The SVC PLEA is one of only seven Federallyaccredited park service training programs in America. The accreditation is from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation Board. The program was first accredited in November 2011, and was issued reaccreditation in July 2016. This year’s Academy began on January 2nd with 50 cadets hailing from 18 states across the country, including Maine and Virginia.

55th Annual Trash & Treasure Sale

The 55th annual Trash & Treasure sale will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church, 5217 South Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland. Since 1962, St. A’s Trash & Treasure sale has raised approximately a quarter of a million dollars for Whidbey charities. Image; JFK was US president! At the Trash & Treasure sale you will find housewares, jewelry, art & artifacts, craft & office supplies, linens, toys & sporting goods, furnishings & small appliances, tools, garden items & plants, and more! Don’t miss the “Treasure Shop” with antiques, silver & crystal, fine arts & collectibles, and many wonderful surprises at astonishing prices. All profits go to local charities. This year’s beneficiaries are the Mobile Turkey Unit, the Soup’s On soup kitchen in Langley, Mother Mentors, and Time Together (a program within Island Co. Senior Services). Beginning April 24, donations may be brought between 9:00am and 3:30pm to the church. They do not accept clothing, books, computer or exercise equipment, TVs (unless flat-screen), large furniture, anything broken or stained or not in working order. For more information, contact the Church office at (360) 321-4887 or Susan Sandri a (360) 914-2020. [Submitted by Susan Sandri]

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

This year’s PLEA Graduation will be held April 26, 2017 at 1:00pm in McIntyre Hall. All are invited. The SVC PLEA program has graduated over 830 cadets during its 27-year history. Graduates are now serving in the National Park Service, US Park Police, Washington State Parks, US Forest Service, US Customs and Border Protection, Washington State Patrol, WA Department of Fish and Wildlife, and scores of local police departments, sheriff’s offices, and land management-based agencies across the nation. In addition, two graduates have served in land management-based parks internationally, in Tanzania and South Australia. They have also served at various times in the FBI, US Secret Service, and the Pentagon Police. The SVC program receives Federal oversight by the National Park Service at the Law Enforcement Training Center (NPS-LETC) at GlyncoBrunswick, GA. The SVC program is classed as a “Blended” academy, in that it serves to train employees for other local and state agencies, not just the National Park Service.

Skull Island - Anna Urtasun: “Anna is always well prepared, with her assignments completely done and on time. You can always count on Anna to do her best, and to be courteous and polite to everyone around her. On top of all this, you can always tell that Anna enjoys learning and the learning process. Skull Island teachers consider themselves lucky to have her in their classes.”

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Be an “Environmentally Friendly” Investor

On April 22, we observe Earth Day, a worldwide event focusing on protecting the environment. As a citizen of this planet, you may want to take part in Earth Day activities. And as an investor, you can learn some valuable lessons from the environmental movement. Here are a few ideas to consider: • “Recycle” proven strategies. Over the past few decades, we have discovered ways of bringing new life to objects we would have previously thrown away. When you invest, you also don’t need to discard things you’ve used before – such as proven investment strategies. For example, one tried-and-true technique is to simply purchase investments appropriate for your needs and risk tolerance, and then hold these investments until either your situation changes or the investments themselves are no longer the same as when you bought them. (To illustrate: You might have bought stock in a company whose products or services are not as competitive as they once were.) • Avoid “toxic” investment moves. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, we have had some success in identifying and eliminating toxins in our air and water. You can also find – and avoid – “toxic” investment moves. One such move is chasing a “hot” stock. By the time you hear about this stock – from a friend, relative or even a television or internet commentator – it may already be cooling off. Even more importantly, it might not be suitable for your needs, either because it’s too risky or because you already own several similar stocks. “Hot” stocks aren’t so hot if they aren’t right for you. • Reduce “excess” investments in your portfolio. Environmentalists stress the need for all of us to reduce our “footprint” on earth – that is, we can help improve the environment by owning less “stuff.” The same idea can also apply to investing. If you took a close look at your portfolio, you might find investments that you’ve held for years but whose purpose is no longer clear to you. Some may even be duplicates, or near-duplicates, of other investments. You might be able to improve your financial picture by getting rid of this “clutter.” By selling investments you no longer need, you could use the proceeds to purchase new investments that may be far more effective in helping you meet your objectives. • Plant “seeds” of opportunity. Many Earth Day lesson plans for students emphasize the value of planting gardens and trees. As an investor, you, too, need to look for ways to plant “seeds” of opportunity so that you can eventually harvest the results. Specifically, look for those investments that, like trees, can grow and prosper over years and decades. Of course, growth-oriented investments carry investment risk, including the possible loss of principal. Yet, to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you will need some growth potential in your portfolio. You can reduce the level of risk by owning a mix of investments – including less aggressive vehicles, such as bonds – in your portfolio. Each year, Earth Day comes and goes. But its messages have had a profound impact on generations of people interested in preserving our environment. And translating some of these lessons to the investment arena can have a powerful effect on your financial future. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Justice Island - Alea Tice: “Alea has earned the most improved award this semester. Her attitude toward school has improved tremendously. She has been working hard in all her

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classes. She has set a positive example for her peers and has become a delight to have in class. Her perseverance to achieve good grades is appreciated by all of her teachers.”

By Emily Maughan Public Health Coordinator for the Island County Public Health Department

Grow a Row Want to help make a difference in your community, but don’t know how? Why not plant an extra row of vegetables in your garden this year and donate them to your local food bank?

Fortress Island - Spencer White: “Spencer is consistently hard-working and driven to succeed. He contributes to classroom discussion in thoughtful, intelligent ways, and is always encouraging to his peers. Spencer goes above and beyond when it comes to helping others, and is a great example of quiet leadership.”

Battleship Island - Madison Arndt: “Battleship Island would like to recognize Madison Arndt as Shipmate-of-the-Month. Madison’s smile lightens the mood of the room when she walks in. She is passionate about doing well and helping others. Madison’s dedication to excellence second semester is helping her achieve success.”

Castle Island - Brighton Smith: “Castle Island happily nominates Brighton Smith as our Shipmate-of-the-Month. Brighton is a positive and encouraging presence in the classroom. She is hardworking and conscientious. We can rely on her to work in any group and to be a constructive influence on others. She always has a smile and a kind word. Congratulations Brighton!” [Submitted by Jennifer DePrey, OHHS]

Taking Back Unwanted Prescriptions On Saturday, April 29, from 10:00am to 2:00pm the agencies listed below and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to any of the sites below. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Last October, Americans turned in 366 tons (over 730,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,200 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,000 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 12 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners BITS & PIECES

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The Island County Public Health Department has received a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) grant to help individuals and families from low income homes gain better access to fresh and local produce. This will be achieved in several different ways. First, local farmers are being encouraged to become “EBT certified” and accept SNAP benefits at their farm stands and at the farmers markets. Several farmers throughout Whidbey Island already accept EBT. To learn more and find out who they are, go to the Island County Public Health website: Island County Public Health is kicking off the Island County “Grow a Row” campaign, encouraging community members and local farmers to grow extra vegetables in their gardens this year and donate the extra produce to a local food bank. Examples of produce that could be donated include lettuce, squash, peas, beans, tomatoes, carrots, or any other fruits and veggies you want to share! There are three food banks on Whidbey Island. Good Cheer Food Bank in Langley serves South Whidbey residents, Gifts From the Heart Food Bank serves residents in Central Whidbey and the North Whidbey Help House serves residents in the Oak Harbor and North Whidbey area. Each food bank serves hundreds of individuals each month. Jean Wieman, the Executive Director of the North Whidbey Help House in Oak Harbor said, “…fresh produce is an expensive item to buy and if you are feeding a family and depend on food stamps, you buy what is affordable. By providing the food bank with fresh produce you provide clients with nutritious foods they may not otherwise be able to have.”Each food bank is unique and has a different protocol for accepting produce donations. Please be sure to contact them directly before dropping off your donations. Contact information and food bank hours can be found at the Island County Public Health website: www.islandcountywa. gov/health. In addition to promoting the “Grow a Row” campaign, the Island County Public Health Department will be hosting cooking demonstrations at the various food banks. Recipes and other educational material about how to store and cook fresh produce will be provided. Kathy Calvin, CEO and President of the United Nations Foundation once said, “Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference.” Your small act of kindness and generosity can make a huge difference in someone’s life.



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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.

Early Childhood Open House Friday, April 21, 8:30am-10:00am Whidbey Island Waldorf School, Clinton For parents with children 1-6 years old. The Early Childhood teachers will be available to answer your questions about the school’s programs. Free admission. Whidbey Island Waldorf School is located at 6335 Old Pietila Road. For more information and to RSVP, email or call (360) 341-5686.

Portland Taiko Friday, April 21, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Adults $15 | Students $12 Rhythm, melody, and movement are woven together into an exhilarating musical experience. By combining traditional, contemporary compositions, and choreography, Portland Taiko takes Asian-American music into unexplored territory with its innovative and provocative creations. Taiko, the Japanese word for “drum” and the name of the art form, has its roots in Japanese tradition and was used in religious ceremonies, community festivals, and theater. For tickets and more information, visit or call (360) 221-8262.

Star Party Friday, April 21, 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, contact Bob Scott at re.bob., or visit

Annual Marine Swap Meet Saturday, April 22, 8:00am-3:00pm Oak Harbor Marina parking lot Hosted by Deception Pass Sail & Power Squadron. For reservations and information, please contact Mark Casteel at (360) 240-1546 or George Smith at (360) 929-7651.

CWSA Speed Steel Match Saturday, April 22, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St. Hosted by the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association. This match is for .22 and centerfire pistols. It is recommended you bring 250-300 rounds of ammo, extra mag’s and eye and ear protection. 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 on the website,

Garage Sale Fundraiser

Relay for Life Car Wash Saturday, April 22, 9:00am-1:00pm Whidbey Island Bank, Oak Harbor Donate to Relay for Life and have your car washed! Hosted by the Relay for Life Committee. Held at the Whidbey Island Bank branch located at 450 SW Bayshore Dr.

Earth Day Plant Sale Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-2:00pm Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road Presented by the Greenbank Garden Club. Come early for the best selection! Hundreds of locally grown plants to choose from. Perennials, shrubs, grasses, and much more. Vegetable starts, herbs & fruits. Garden Art, great raffle items and fresh baked goods.

Whidbey Stands for Science Rally & March Saturday, April 22, 11:00am Lion’s Park, Coupeville Via speakers, songs and stories celebrate science in defiance of alternative facts and fake news. Science benefits us so many ways. Hear how. Come to share your science stories. After the rally we’ll march through Coupeville to Highway 20. Bring a sign. Wear red. Lion’s park is at the corner of Haller and 6th St. Sponsored by Whidbey Environmental Action Network. For more information, call (360) 579-4202 or visit WEAN’s Facebook page.

70’s Night Fundraiser Saturday, April 22, 6:30pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Presented by the Oak Harbor Main Street Association, featuring Johnny Bulldog. Prizes will be awarded for best 70’s attire. Enjoy a silent auction, music, dancing and lots of fun! $50 a person, tickets available by emailing

Live Music: Bayview Sound Saturday, April 22, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Bayview Sound specializes in tight four part harmonies that will curl your toes. They particularly enjoy putting their own stamp on traditional country and folk favorites as well as offering renditions of newer artists. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit

CWSA Falling Plate Rifle Match Sunday, April 23, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St. Hosted by the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association. This match is for .22 rifles only; using optical or iron sights. It is recommended you bring 250-300 rounds of ammo, extra mag’s and eye and ear protection. 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 online at

Live Music: Just In Time Jazz Duo

Saturday, April 22, 9:00am-3:00pm Whidbey Vision Care, Oak Harbor

Sunday, April 23, 11:00am-1:00pm Rustica Café, Oak Harbor

The garage sale will be held in the Whidbey Vision Care parking lot at 380 SE Barrington Drive, across from the Post-Office. All proceeds are donated to the Whidbey Vision Care Relay for Life Team.

Nick & Judy Nicholai perform Swingin’ standards from the “great American songbook.”

CWSA Vintage Rifle Match

Sunday, April 23, 2:00pm Langley United Methodist Church

Saturday, April 22, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St. Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association will be having a benchrest match for “vintage” (pre 1960 style) military rifles. It is recommended you bring 100 rounds of ammo, and eye and ear protection. 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 on the website,

Early Masters with Island Consort

Presented by Island Consort, this program opens with Handel’s Zadok the Priest and closes with Mozart’s Regina Coeli and includes the full consort--vocal and instrumental, including baroque trumpets & timpani! Suggested donation, $20 at the door. All monies collected help keep Island Consort-and quality chamber music--alive and well on Whidbey Island. For more information, visit

Gray Whale Watching Fundraising Cruise Sunday, April 23, 3:00pm Mystic Sea, departs Langley Marina Join Sound Water Stewards of Island County (formerly Beach Watchers of Island County) on their annual gray whale watching fundraising cruise. The $75 per person cost includes a 2.5 hour cruise aboard the 100’ Mystic Sea, appetizers, beverages and on-board naturalists. Sign-up on-line at http://soundwaterstewards. org/events/whales/ or email or call (360) 331-1030.

Coupeville Garden Club Annual Plant Sale LOCALLY OPERATED.

Meetings & Organizations Stayin’ Alive Dragon Boat Team Thursday, April 20, 6:00pm-7:00pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room Find out about this amazing fun sport. Our Whidbey Island team is recruiting for the new season. Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 9:30am. For more information, find the North Puget Sound Dragon Boat Club on Facebook.

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, April 21, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton April’s program: “The Plight of Bees in the Pacific NW”. Dr. Timothy Lawrence, Island County Extension Agent and bee expert, will address problems facing bees in the PNW and how local gardeners can help provide a welcoming environment. Refreshments provided and the public is welcome.

PBY Naval Air Museum

Saturday, April 29, 9:00am-4:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St.

Wednesday, April 26, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor

The Coupeville Garden Club will have a variety of annuals, perennials, veggies and garden art for sale. This is the only fundraiser to support the education and beautification projects of the club.

Monthly no-host luncheon. The featured speaker will be Michael Watkins, a US Navy Combat Camera Group photographer. A 17-year veteran, Michael has made a name for himself as a U.S. Navy photographer and combat photojournalist. As a former member of the Navy’s Combat Camera team, Watkins’ global reach has covered Special Operations missions including hostage rescues, Iraqi Counter Terrorism Task Force missions, Special Forces combat missions, counter terrorism and humanitarian operations. The public is invited to this event. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information.

55th Annual Trash & Treasure Sale Saturday, April 29, 9:00am-2:00pm St Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Freeland Browse for housewares, jewelry, art & artifacts, craft & office supplies, linens, toys & sporting goods, furnishings & small appliances, tools, garden items & plants, and more! Don’t miss the Treasure Shop with antiques, silver & crystal, fine arts & collectibles, and many wonderful surprises at astonishing prices. Enjoy a hot lunch & pie in the Chapel Café. For more information, call (360) 321-4887.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free “The Last Confession” Book Discussion Thursday, April 20, 9:30am & 7:00pm Clinton Library Join a lively discussion of Pat Kelley Brunjes’ new book, “The Last Confession,” with the author. This book lends itself to discussion from multiple points of view. Whidbey Weavers Guild Fiber Day Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Learn Fiber arts skills from the experts! Program includes instruction in beginning embroidery, cardboard loom weaving, kumihimo, random weave wacky baskets and demonstrations in knitting, spinning and weaving. Made By Hand: Duct Tape Crafts Saturday, April 22, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library Use duct tape to create decorative and useful items. Please preregister. Painting Trees With Carla Walsh Saturday, April 22, 1:00pm Clinton Library Celebrate earth Day by learning to paint trees in this fun, informational class with Carla. Carla is a local artist who is an experienced art teacher. She provides easy tips for beginning painters. Whidbey Reads: Pain Under Pressure: Acupressure that Relieves Pain Wednesday, April 26, 1:30pm Coupeville Library Bring your headache, your back pain, or your joint pain and learn how a simple set of acupressure points can help relieve it quickly. You will learn some specific points for various issues, plus a routine to reduce stress (which reduces pain!) that helps everyone. Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: Time and Again Thursday, April 27, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Jack Finney’s Time and Again. For adults.

Sound Pounders Sunday, April 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm Freeland Library Meeting Room Small group of amateur rhythm lovers invite others to join our monthly music making followed by appetizer potluck at the Freeland library meeting room on Sunday evenings. No experience necessary. Bring a drum or percussion instrument if you have one; it’s also fine to drop in, empty-handed. The meeting is followed by potluck until 7:00pm. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit

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Septic 101 & Open House Thursday, April 20, 4:00pm-6:00pm Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St. Attend Septic 101 (4:00pm-5:00pm) to learn how to protect your septic system and avoid costly repairs. Bring your septic system questions to Public Health staff at the Open House (5:00pm-6:00pm). Find out about financing for septic repairs. To register, call (360) 678-7914.

Septic 101 & 201 Combo Class Monday, April 24, 5:00pm-8:00pm Nordic Lodge, 63 Jacobs Rd, Coupeville Attend Septic 101 to learn how to protect your system and avoid costly repairs. If you have a gravity or conventional pressure system, take Septic 201, pay $28 and you could get certified to inspect it yourself. To register, visit or call (360) 678-7914.

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On your marks, get set, it’s time for the Whidbey Island Marathon

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Thousands of runners are headed this way for the Whidbey Island Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K and 1K Kids fun run, all happening Sunday in and around the greater Oak Harbor area.

Kathy Reed/File photo Runners of the Whidbey Island Marathon have the opportunity to run over Deception Pass Bridge, a beautiful way to start their 26.2-mile journey. This year’s race will begin at 7 a.m. Sunday by Pass Lake.

more than half of them are registered for the Half Marathon. While the course has been changed to an out-and-back, Loranger said participants in any of the courses on Sunday will be able to appreciate Whidbey’s scenic views.

Registrations are up this year, particularly for the Half Marathon, and race organizers are gearing up for at least 2,100 runners between all the courses. The marketing strategy this year has been focused on playing up Whidbey’s strengths as a great destination experience.

“The 5K, 10K and Half are very wrapped around water, so those folks will get just as good view as you would from running the marathon,” he said. “We want to make sure people from Seattle or wherever they’re coming from know they’re going to see some pretty amazing views no matter which course they’re running.”

“What sets the Whidbey Island Marathon apart from other marathons in the area is the beauty of the island itself,” said Jared Loranger, who is the race director for race organizers Orswell Events/Fizz Events. “It’s the only time you get to run across Deception Pass Bridge, which is one of the most beautiful views you can find.

The Whidbey Island Marathon, which is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon and also part of the Salish Sea Road Race Series, is not an easy course, particularly in the spring. Runners are taken through plenty of rolling, hilly terrain, most of which is near the water. That, and Mother Nature, can make for some challenges.

“It is considered a destination because Oak Harbor and Whidbey can be overlooked as a vacation spot,” Loranger continued. “So we’ve tried to market it as a chance to go to a new place, how beautiful it is and really promote just how many different spectacular views people will see on the course.”

“I’ve been here when it’s raining sideways and I’ve been here when it’s unusually hot. Both have challenges,” said Loranger. “Depending upon what roads you’re on, you can be at the same level or above the water. But I think the most

Of the more than 2,100 runners expected this weekend,

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Whidbey Island Dance Theatre performances a showcase of grace and talent By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly If you have ever wished for a single dance performance that showcases virtually all forms of dance, from classic ballet to modern, Whidbey Island Dance Theatre has you covered. There will be performances of the ballet classic Cinderella and WIDT’s Choreography Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 28-30, at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center, 5675 South Maxwelton Road in Langley. “WIDT is excited to present Cinderella with our choreography showcase to our community,” said Brittany Falso, assistant artistic director. “The first half of our production will be a shortened version of the full length ballet Cinderella that includes both ballet and

character dance. It’s a fun and entertaining performance for the whole family. “The second half of our performance, we will present our Choreography Showcase in which professional guest, local and emerging choreographers set an eclectic collection of work on our company dancers,” she continued. This is not the first time WIDT has combined a classic ballet with a showcase of varied dances. Falso said it’s a format that works well and has broad audience appeal. “Combining two shows together can have its challenges as far as the production aspect, yet we believe having a performance like this has the potential to reach all audiences as well as fulfill our mission to our dancers

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Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre The Whidbey Island Dance Theatre will present a combination performance of the ballet “Cinderella” and a Choreography Showcase April 28-30 at the South Whidbey High School Performing Arts Center in Langley.

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Oak Harbor Key Club unlocks spirit of service By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Gray skies and light rain couldn’t drown the level of enthusiasm last week during a joint breakfast meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and Oak Harbor High School’s Key Club, held Wednesday at the Oak Harbor School District Administration building. Key Club members were there to share some of the excitement they experienced at District Convention, held in Portland, Ore., just days earlier. The club, sponsored by the Kiwanis, was celebrating the three awards earned at the convention – for convention attendance, non-digital poster design, and the Major Emphasis award, which recognizes clubs for their achievements in a particular area. “The whole premise of the Key Club is to teach kids about service, leadership and being part of something bigger than themselves,” said Lisa Bain, one of the school advisors to the Key Club. “It’s amazing to see how much they enjoy these service projects.” The Key Club at OHHS has 85 members, making it the largest organized club at the high school. Nearly half of the club’s members attended this year’s district convention. All those attending the joint breakfast meeting stood up and told Kiwanis members what stood out for them at the convention. There were plenty of anecdotes, but the overwhelming majority of students spoke about the enjoyment in meeting other Key Club members from the region and about the lasting impression the experience and their membership has left. “I’m going to miss the chemistry, how well we work together and how much fun we have together,” said outgoing Key Club president Aelizah Espiritu, a senior, told the gathering. “Some of our members start out as freshmen and are active all four years of high school,” said Pat Felger, the other school advisor to the club. “Those who join later say they wish they’d joined as freshmen, because they become a close-knit family.” There are no membership requirements to become a member of the Key Club. It is open to all students and that is part of the group’s appeal. “All they have to do is show up,” said Josh Blackmer, president of the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor and liaison to the Key Club. “It’s very open to members. There’s no set mold you have to be, anyone can join, participate and have a good time.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Members of the Oak Harbor High School Key Club brave wind and rain to walk in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade downtown, just one of many community activities and events in which the club participates.

The Key Club is very active in the Oak Harbor community. The group helps organize an annual kids carnival at one of the elementary schools; it does an annual pasta and rice drive and canned food drive for the North Whidbey Help House; members go trick or treating for UNICEF every Halloween; they help with the Teddy Bear Breakfast; they will be helping at the Whidbey Island Marathon again this weekend; they’ve helped pack lunches for Spin Café, to name just some of the projects the club is involved with.

“The kids are here because they want to be here,” said Bain. “It’s a real joy to work with them.”

“People call to see if the club can help with various activities and we sometimes have to turn them down,” said Bain. “We also get calls from other service organizations asking if we can help.”

“Don’t be scared to check it out,” encouraged Espiritu. “Take a step out of your comfort zone; you’ll find a place where you can be yourself.”

“The best thing about Key Club is how much it builds character,” said Espiritu. “I was shy and awkward when I started, but it helped open me up and has taught me leadership skills that I can use now that I’m going off to college.” The OHHS Key Club meets Mondays at 6 p.m. in the student union building.

“We have to keep all the kids busy,” said Felger. “But the kids run the club, which empowers them with the ability to learn how to be leaders.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Oak Harbor High School juniors and seniors who are part of the Key Club give a rousing cheer in a demonstration battle against freshmen and sophomores at a recent joint breakfast with the Kiwanis Club of Oak Harbor.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The Oak Harbor High School Key Club took home three first place awards at the organization’s district convention, held recently in Portland, Ore.

MARATHON continued from page 7 challenging thing is that we have no say in what the wind does. If we have high wind gusts, that’s a lot tougher – wind can be more problem than the rain.” But if things go smoothly, Loranger said the Whidbey Island Marathon is one of the more rewarding races a runner can have. “This is a sport where you’re really competing against yourself,” he said. “I’m setting goals for myself. The cool thing is that no matter what age you are, if you don’t feel you did your best, you can go try it again.” Loranger, who has been involved in the marathon for the past five years, said it’s not just Whidbey’s beauty that makes this an event he looks forward to planning. It’s the atmosphere and reception of Whidbey’s residents, too. “One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is the fact that everybody on Whidbey is so

easy to work with and accommodating,” he said. “It’s just nice to be in a city where people are so welcoming and want people to come and visit, to come see what’s happening. It’s neat to have that experience.” Anyone interested in participating in any of the runs on Sunday can register up until Saturday. Start times have been arranged to help all the races end at approximately the same time. The marathon will start by Pass Lake as before, and all other races will begin and end at the vacant end of Bayshore and Pioneer Way. There will be live music and announcements throughout the day, plus a beer garden and food will be available to runners and their supporters. Details and registration are available online at “Our goal is to make sure you have the best experience you can,” Loranger said.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Marathon Archives Mother Nature can play a big role in the Whidbey Island Marathon. Weather conditions can vary greatly, from rain to sun

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Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, March 10 2:47am, W Monticello Dr. Caller states saw juveniles in area stealing things from all over neighborhood. Advising they haven’t seen her because she's been hiding. At least 3 subjects outside. 3:02am, W Monticello Dr. Advising 3 subjects carrying something very heavy in her yard. Was told to keep herself safe and doors and windows locked. She replied “I’ve got a bat, I call it the equalizer.” 7:45am, Harbor Ave. Reporting tablet stolen from him at library yesterday. States it was the same people who burned his house down. 9:18am, West Beach Rd. Caller advising transient living in a porta potty. Gave description of male. 4:19pm, Hamilton Dr. Reporting party went to buy medical marijuana. Subject asked caller for money. Caller would not give him money, so subject hit him in the face and bit his nose. 4:37pm, Topaz Ct. Caller wants officer to come by because she needs to talk to them about "some serious shit." Says probation officer is never available. Just needs officer to get there and talk to her.

Michael Stadler photo courtesy of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre A condensed version of the classic ballet “Cinderella” will be featured along with a Choreography Showcase during performances by Whidbey Island Dance Theatre April 28-30 in Langley.

in bringing them a versatile and progressive dance education,” Falso said. “This is more difficult than just focusing on one production, but if it’s not hard work and difficult, is it worth it? This is how we all learn and grow as artists. I think that when we challenge and push ourselves is when some of our best work shows up.” WIDT is a nonprofit pre-professional dance company that will begin its 25th season this fall on Whidbey Island. The theater was founded by Char Brown, who remains its artistic director. The company has 25 dancers ranging in age from 11 to 19. All of them will be performing in this weekend’s double feature. “We also have many community dancers that take part in our Cinderella production, from very young ages to adults,” Falso described. “It is really a performance for everyone.” And even though the audience will see a condensed version of Cinderella, the performance will lack nothing. “Our performance of Cinderella does not miss a beat or leave anything out of the story,” said Falso. “Our performance has original choreography inspired by the fulllength ballet, but it is uniquely our own. It is something new that nobody has seen before.” Because of the history and connections WIDT has made over the past 24 years, the company is able to get advice and direction from well-known choreographers and dancers in the Pacific Northwest, which adds even more depth, professionalism, knowledge and experience to the education these young dancers receive.

“We are fortunate that we have connections to experienced and talented choreographers and dance educators to work with our dancers,” Falso said. “Our dancers work hard to be where they are. It’s a working relationship; if we all work hard we will produce great work.” Falso said she believes performances like those being offered April 28-30 give as much enjoyment to the dancers as to the audience. “I do believe the dancers enjoy doing a performance like this because it is so wellrounded,” she said. “Everyone is happy. Everyone is getting something they enjoy or feel the best about while they perform.”

steps coming up the porch, the dogs barked. Caller went outside and did not see and subjects or vehicles. 10:57am, N Sunrise Blvd Reporting party calling to advise subject is harassing customers and asking them for money. Now the subject is possibly smoking marijuana in front of location. 11:13am, Tradewind Ln Open Line. Male yelling cuss words and talking about how he doesn’t have any knives and may have a warrant. 5:13pm, Lato Dr. Smoke from a burn location is filling caller’s house and setting off her fire alarms. Smoke is also giving her a headache and requested they are asked to stop burning. 5:41pm, Cliffordsville Dr. Spy cameras found in LED light bulbs at location. Requesting a phone call. 6:56pm, Ocean View Dr. Caller advising ongoing problem with a little red car that “always vrooms around”. Caller described as a “red flash”. MONDAY, March 13 8:18am, S Beeksma Dr. The caller advised male subject walking on beach “saluting the water”.

6:52pm, Gary Ln. Elderly lady down the street has been stealing items from caller’s yard.

10:38am, SW Fairhaven Dr. The caller requested a phone call regarding animal feces and urine in her yard.

SATURDAY, March 11 5:14pm, SR 20 Reporting party states across the street from Lams Golf Course there is a female yelling. Female waved the reporting party off but she was yelling “help”. Reporting party states female is outside the residence on the roof of the 2nd story.

12:41pm, SE 8th Ave. The caller advised subject parking a car for a few months, manager wants it moved.

10:23pm, SR 20 Reporting two men just showed up at the callers residence. They were standing at the front door with guns stating that they could hear screaming coming from the callers house. SUNDAY, March 12 6:00am, Liberty Ln Someone threw a bottle of ‘old English” beer at the reporting parties door. Heard

1:58pm, SW Fairhaven Dr. Reporting party advised a male subject had a gun and the gun went off. Caller believes the male shot himself and he fell to the ground. 7:41pm, SR 20 Reporting party advised a subject with a sign was yelling at cars. Tuesday, March 14 4:02pm, NE Big Berry Loop The caller drove by a house and saw the word “help” on window of residence. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

Falso also credits community support with part of the success of WIDT. “Words fall short in expressing our gratitude to our supportive community in keeping inspired dance alive on Whidbey Island,” she said. “We believe in supporting youth in arts and providing a dance education to a level in which these dancers can continue dance careers beyond high school.” As mentioned, performances will be held Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 29 and 30. Tickets are available online at Falso encourages anyone interested to check out a performance – the level of talent may be surprising. “We love to surprise our audiences with what they won’t expect,” she said. “I encourage you, if you have never seen a performance of ours before, please attend. We do this for you, it’s a gift that we want to share.”

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Island Angler By Tracy Loescher

Hello to all the readers and fishermen out there! My name is Mr. Tracy Loescher (TLfishmonger@ I previously contributed a bi-weekly fishing column for the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Crosswinds newspaper titled “The Island Angler.” I am very excited to have the opportunity of continuing the “Island Angler” in the Whidbey Weekly where I’ll be sharing fishing techniques, tips and stories.

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I have been fishing the freshwater lakes of Whidbey Island and saltwater marine areas of the Puget Sound since 1995. I grew up near Boise, Idaho fishing with my dad, grandfather and cousins. Fishing and hunting has been in my blood since I can remember. Fishing the Great Snake River for lean delicious channel catfish, searching the crisp mountain reservoirs for land locked sockeye (kokanee) to pressure can or smoke, and jigging submerged brush piles and sunken Christmas trees for Crappie, Blue gill, and largemouth Bass, all created memories that I will never forget. My goal is to help fishermen catch fish, understand and identify the types and species of fish available to us here in our local waters, practice good “catch and keep” routines that are good for us fish eaters and the challenged resources, and most importantly, have fun when we go fishing. I will do my best to avoid the political challenges and tug-o-war we face in this state, however, I will do my part to keep you informed on recreational fishing, and not let issues go unnoticed that could potentially take away fishing opportunities that we support. Your voice can make a difference for the better.   Ok, let’s get down to fishing. With spring here and summer just around the corner the fishing will be wide open. For trout fishermen, April 22 and 23 is the state’s opening weekend. The lakes that have been closed since last fall will be open and most have been pre-planted with hungry fish. Before you head out for the day please take the time to pick up a copy of this season’s fishing regulations and browse through the information to get a general understanding of the rules, trust me there are many. You can also access information from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) web site ( The majority of these fish will strike anything that gets in front of their face, if you are fishing from shore, or on anchor in the boat, worms, salmon eggs, and Berkley Powerbait will put fish in the cooler. I always carry florescent pink and chartreuse green Powerbait with me.If I’m using Powerbait I make a small ball and bury a #12 treble hook in it, or a single salmon egg hook also works well. I normally use a small egg sinker and barrel swivel combo. Slide the egg sinker up the main line then tie on the barrel swivel, this keeps the weight from sliding to the bait hook. Light

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monofilament leader #6 pound test 18 inches long is tied on the other eye of the barrel swivel then your choice of hook. I am successful with this setup because the leader is light enough to let the P/B float upward, but most important is the line can slip through the egg sinker without the fish feeling any resistance from the sinker, by the time he does, the fish is hooked! My favorite way to fish for trout is to troll for them; I can cover a lot of water in search of the biting fish. My trolling setup is very similar to the still fishing rig, the difference is a smaller slip sinker because its sole purpose is to keep my lure of choice about 12 inches under the water and active while moving. I like a light enough leader that does not interfere with the lures natural action but still strong enough to hold up when a bigger, heavier fish strikes. My lures of choice are F-4 sized “flatfish” in solid yellow with small black and red spots, a small “dicknite” spoon in the 50/50 color (brass and chrome) then a pink or red “wedding ring” spinner tipped with a pinch of worm or a kernel of corn can be deadly! Combustion engines are prohibited on most of the island’s lakes, so I use an electric trolling motor with a well-charged deep cycle battery, or a set of efficient oars and oarsman “my Son” to cruise the lake. Add these rigs to your logbook; between these two methods I have put many trout on the grill or in the cast iron skillet. May 1 is the state’s season opener for Lingcod. The season will run until June 15 for hook and line fishermen and May 21 through June 15 for spear fishermen. If you have never fished for these super aggressive toothy fish, you need to try it. Finding areas to fish from shore can be challenging so offer up some gas money and get out with a boat owner friend to experience it. These fish are fairly easy to catch in the many underwater rocky areas around Whidbey and all the other San Juan Islands. These fish have a “slot size” limit of minimum 26” to a maximum of 36”, be patient as the season progresses, and fishing pressure increases finding a keeper fish can take some time.  There are many lure types to hook one of these tasty fish, here are a few that I use to land dinner every year: lead head jigs with rubber swim tails; heavy lead darts; a leader hooked herring behind a banana weight; and live rigged greenling sent down to the bottom is a sure bet to catch a keeper size ling.    On the shirttail of Lingcod is the very limited three day Halibut season which May 4, 6 and 11. There is a chance of three more days at the end of the month if the catch quota is not met. Pretty slim opportunity for such a wonderful eating fish, but we will make the best of it! I will be discussing in more detail Lings and Halibut in my next article. Remember to always carry regulations with you, keep your hooks sharp, be safe and GOOD LUCK out there!



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To be sure, pasta is not the only go-to food for carb loading. Some runners suggest NOT sitting down to consume two helpings of pasta in one go, but instead consuming smaller meals with the inclusion of protein, for a successful run. Whole grain rice, whole grain breads, oatmeal and baked potatoes, are other ways in which we can fill muscles with some running fuel. Starting the mornings off with a bowl of oatmeal mixed with fruits and nuts can help to boost energy levels to jump start the day. What about oatmeal with peaches, pecans with a tiny drizzle of honey or maple syrup, or oatmeal with bananas, walnuts and cacao nibs? The options are as vast as your imagination so get creative!

Food for Fuel – (Carb) Load up! Carb loading. Sounds like a delicious endeavor, right? Well yes, but it is also a critical component for endurance events such as marathon running. I would thoroughly enjoy sitting down to a large bowl of pasta just because, but it would undoubtedly wreak a little havoc on my own digestive system – but that’s just me. There is a science behind carb loading, and this science can help people understand the importance of the practice before events such as marathons. Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to say reading anything that might relate to or affect your personal health must NOT be used as a substitution for your primary care provider’s medical advice. You must always refer to the appropriate healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle as they are the only ones equipped to help you maintain your health. Now, with that said; what are carbs? Well, carbohydrates are one of the body’s main (three) sources of energy. It is the sugar, the starch and the fibers found in the foods we eat. The chemical components of carbohydrates are: carbon, hydrogen and oxygen (hence the name carbohydrates). Carbs are macronutrients, as are proteins and fats. As the body is unable to synthesize macronutrients, they are components essential to us which must be derived from food. Carbohydrates are classified as ‘simple’ carbs and ‘complex’ carbs, with the former name given for having two sugar molecules or less. Because of this, they are broken down or digested and absorbed by the body more quickly than complex carbohydrates. Fruits, vegetables, dairy and grains all provide us with carbohydrates, as do products such as soda and candy. Obviously, fruits and vegetables are a far healthier alternative to a candy bar generally (barring any conditions or illnesses which may require a quick burst of sugar into the blood stream i.e. diabetes). Carb loading is a technique used to up the amount of fuel our muscles store for events which require endurance. It occurs by consuming a high carbohydrate diet while training, and then tapering off the level of activity while consuming a higher amount of carbs. The idea being the extra carbohydrates consumed will be stored in the muscles as glycogen which will then

be utilized when the body needs to keep going. Carb loading is usually started a week prior to any endurance event. Now, I like to say I don’t run unless I am being chased. Which is partly true. But I do run on occasion and I enjoy it very much. Don’t get me wrong, it can be very tiring – particularly if I haven’t eaten the right things for my body beforehand, so I’m always looking for ways in which I can fuel my muscles, and essentially my body, with the best kinds of carbs.

And what about snacks? Well, we can’t forget the snacks. Perhaps something with a natural sweetness (fruit of course) coupled with some protein (think Greek yogurt – I mix dates and shredded unsweetened coconut into mine), or even some sort of bean dip with vegetable spears; I’m seeing white bean hummus with red pepper, cucumber and carrot sticks. Carb loading is a pretty technical business from what I’ve gathered, and it’s important to fuel your body correctly, with the right things so you don’t hit what many runners describe as ‘the wall,’ and lose the steam you want and need to complete your event.

Pasta is often a go-to carb before running events. The carb of choice, as it were, can be served in numerous, delicious ways. One of my favorites is spaghetti Bolognese. I love it and, in fact, my whole family gets to enjoy it with me before I decide to set off on a lengthy jaunt around town, running – and no, not from being chased. Another much loved pasta in my home was one which was handed down through my family – pasta al pesto. And you know, pesto is one of those super quick, incredibly easy things to make, especially if you are pressed for time. With some fresh basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, salt and pepper, you can blitz these ingredients to a whole new level of ‘simply delicious.’ With some baked or grilled chicken breast added to it – pasta al pesto will definitely hit the carb spot and add a little protein to aid in muscle repair after your race is done.

Dear readers, with the upcoming marathon, I wish all of you who are taking part, the best of luck and I hope you will share with me some insight, tips and certainly carb loading recipes which I can put to use before my own runs! I’m including a recipe for pasta al pesto and if you try it (and not just to fuel a run) please let me know how you like it. Send any and all comments, questions, information and definitely recipes to because, as always, I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish!

What about a Fettuccine dish? Say, with a very light cream sauce and ribbons of thin, seasoned carrots? Yes, it’s absolutely scrumptious, and most definitely filling.

Using a pestle and mortar, pound the garlic with the basil leaves, and add pine nuts a little at a time pounding after each addition. Spoon the mixture into a larger bowl and add half the Parmesan with a little olive oil, just enough to bring everything together and bind it. Add the rest of the Parmesan and a little more oil and add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Add a little pepper, and mix in to your favorite cooked pasta, serve and enjoy! Note – you can use a blender to chop all the ingredients together until coarsely/ roughly mixed.

We can get a little more adventurous and slightly more creative though. Lasagna rolls are just another way in which we can carb load. By rolling up fresh baby spinach with some mozzarella, Parmesan and low-fat cottage cheese in cooked lasagna sheets and then bake in spaghetti sauce, we lay the foundations of a simple meal that will hopefully fuel the body in a tasty way. But if you don’t fancy doing all that finicky finger work, then preparing a basic casserole with Fusilli, sausage, a frozen vegetable of your choice, and spaghetti sauce all baked together to carb-y deliciousness might be a good option for you.

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unlikely to satisfy either of you. It may be time to agree to disagree so you can move on. The 24th won’t settle matters, but should shed light.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Small talk plays a key role in your life this week. You may learn the most useful and fascinating things while leaned over the back fence with your neighbor. There’s much to be gleaned by hashing even the most weighty of topics in these casual chats, so don’t underestimate the importance of gab. While you can’t believe everything you hear, a little research will confirm or deny it. Look to the 24th to be particularly enlightening. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The road to happiness is a winding one this week, with a good bit of work entailed in getting where you want to go. This is due largely to some intentional detours you’ve made, with a wrong turn or two thrown in along the way. You’re fortunate in having someone, most likely your spouse or a partner, to help you meet obligations and defray expenses when you most need it. The 24th is a pivotal day. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The added vigor you’re likely to inject into your activities this week can be traced back to a couple of sources. Community involvement or your commitment to some worthy group cause is one probable source. Another is your marriage partner, who is apt to be burdened by a weighty situation at present. The speed in your step comes of meeting these and other demands. The 24th is conducive to multitasking. CANCER (June 22-July 22) It may seem lately that your lot in life is to reconcile issues that are highly resistant to reconciliation. Such is likely to be the case again this week. It’s possible that you and your marriage partner are deadlocked on opposite sides of an issue related directly or indirectly to children and money. Most constructive in any deadlock is to assume you both may be wrong. Then watch the evolving situation, particularly on the 24th, and learn. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Persuasive arguments in favor of luxuries and beauty, or which are made by someone of beauty, are going to be hard for you to resist this week. Money is usually the deciding factor in such matters, but the present issue is about more than just money. Attractions not explainable in terms of logic are at work. These are liable to override your normal process of decision making. Look to the 24th for important clues. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Costly business decisions are one likely topic of discussion on your docket this week, especially if you happen to be in business with your spouse. The clear-cut reason each of you is likely to put forth in explaining why results were different from expectations is

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Marriage issues this week boil down to financial issues. The real problem, more than lack of money, is lack of agreement on a solution. If you’re married to your work, the details will differ, but the problem is the same. The lack that is really holding you back is a lack of consensus on how to proceed. Plausible to one sounds wild and wacky to another. No quick fix exists, but the 24th offers a new chance to agree. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your recent spate of interactions with clubs, committees and group activities is likely beginning to wane. The knowledge you gained in the course of these and other routine social encounters was designed to stimulate your personal creativity. Now or in the near future you will have much opportunity to apply what you learned. The personal contacts you made will prove most valuable, as the 24th is likely to show. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your interests and pursuits over the past year probably led you far beyond home. Even if you did not physically leave home, books and other media should have taught you much about the outside world. You were really learning about yourself, out of a desire to be and do more. Feelings that the process has stalled are a sign that the focus of your quest will soon change. Watch the 24th for clues. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) It’s probable that job-related events over the past year have deepened your interest in law and higher education. Learning more about the hands-on applications of those subjects, particularly the financial applications, is possible this week. In any case, look for these to continue to be subjects of practical interest to your career. The situation on the 24th is likely to further sharpen your focus in such matters.


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15. Declare

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53. Bringing up the rear

20. Angry

6. Chucklehead 9. Drag 13. “Gladiator” setting 14. Bauxite, e.g. 15. Like a drill 16. Perfect, e.g. 17. “Malcolm X” director 18. Attack ad, maybe 19. Core 21. Religious service in the late afternoon 23. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby”

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) The year past has probably left you more than casually interested and informed in the subject of life after death. A better appreciation of the life you are now living is one immediate benefit. Another is a lessened tendency to focus too narrowly on yourself. Soon, if not already, you will have opportunity to apply both benefits. The people most receptive to your views may be the last ones you’d expect. The 24th is good for clues.

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PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) While events over the past year have forced you to focus less on yourself and more on other people, the ironic benefit is a better understanding of yourself. You may even be entertaining the idea that the solutions to life’s problems lie more within you than outside you. This is not wrong, but the importance of being a player in the world still remains. The 24th, especially, is likely to deliver ways for you to accomplish both ends. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

25. “Ain’t ___ Sweet” 28. One teaspoon, maybe 30. Rugged mountain ridges 35. Brandy flavor

22. Victorian, for one

55. Bar bill

24. Leak preventative

57. To give a title

25. Eyeglasses

61. Like ice cream 65. Control, symbolically 66. “Tarzan” extra

26. “You there?” 27. Artist’s stand 29. Smeltery refuse

68. Slender European fish

31. At one time, at one time

69. Sports event in which teams compete to win

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57. Kind of dealer

4. Attack

58. Busiest

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59. Compassion

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43. Active

7. “___ we having fun yet?”

60. “___ bitten, twice shy”

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61. Cast

8. Annoy

62. Honey

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63. Almond

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11. Back

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12. Blows it

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GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Garage Sale Fundraiser: Saturday, April 22, 9am–3pm, Whidbey Vision Care, Oak Harbor. The garage sale will be held in the Whidbey Vision Care parking lot at 380 SE Barrington Drive, across from the Post-Office. All proceeds are donated to the Whidbey Vision Care Relay for Life Team. We are going thru a "life change" and downsizing. Our house is sold and we're having a garage sale every Friday and Saturday through the month of April and May, as long as there's "stuff" to sell. We open at 8am and shut'er down at 4pm. 340 SE Ely St, Oak Harbor.

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. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims has Advocates ready to help. Please call (800) 346-7555. 24hr Crisis Line. Free Service.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Looking for Board Members to join the dynamic Board of Island Senior Resources and serve the needs of Island County Seniors. Of particular interest are representatives from North Whidbey. For more information please contact:

JOB MARKET I'm looking for a good, responsible, fast worker willing to work for $20 an hour. Must be experienced at framing, rough drywall and flagstone. Call (425) 770-4044 or (425) 770-1370 (2) Full Time & Seasonal Positions available at Freeland Ace: Floor Associate, Cashier, Small Engine Repair. Must be able to provide excellent customer service, interact with a variety of personalities and lift 4050 lbs. Please go to www. and complete our online prescreening. Pick up an application and attach it to your resumes at: Freeland Ace,

1609 Main Street, Freeland, WA 98249 (2) Cozy’s Roadhouse is accepting applications for all positions. Apply at 8872 SR 525 in Clinton (1) 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

LESSONS Guitar Lessons at Your Home: I am now focusing my guitar instruction from Seattle to Whidbey. I have played for many name artists including Ray Charles. I perform, record and teach all music styles for all levels (beginner – advanced) and all ages. I teach many styles including jazz, blues, rock, acoustic, electric, slide (bottleneck) and country. I have over 50 years of professional experience as a guitarist and a teacher.  My current rates are $75 per hour at your location or $65 per hour at my home studio in Freeland. Please give me a call so we can talk about! Call or text Rick Azim: (425) 770-4044 (0) Guitar lessons: Looking for guitar students who would like to learn how to play or upgrade their current playing skills. All genre taught, oneon-one instruction, beginners welcome. Call Scott, (360) 675-5470. Setup and consultation free with first session. Lessons last 1-hr each.

ELECTRONICS Set of 6 LG speakers and Blu-Ray player, all for $20. Call (360) 678-6667 (1)

LAWN AND GARDEN Prepare compost for your garden with a compost twin. Good condition, you haul. $200 cash. (360) 730-1215 (0) Get your garden going early with starts from the Island: Sweet Meat Squash, Zucchini, Cucumber and prize-winning Early Wonder Tomato, $2 each; also Dahlia tubers, $2 each. Plant now for early blooms. All proceeds go to drug/alcohol treatment non-profit. Coupeville (360) 678-7591 (1) Straw Hay for Sale: Good for bedding, erosion control, mulch, etc. $3 per bale. 20 bale minimum. (360) 321-1624 Perma Mulch rubber edging, 9 strips, each 10’ long, $7 each roll. Call (360) 678-1167

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.

TRADE Will trade strawberry starts, dahlia tubers, or forsythia plants for raspberries, loganberries, grape vines or any kind of berries you may have. Coupeville (360) 678-7591 (0)

FREE Stationary Exercise bike. Older model. Interested party must pick up in Freeland. Please contact me at Satire3001@ (0)

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MISCELLANEOUS Kneading fingers portable massage, new, $50. (360) 341-6473 (0) Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.45)

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Please try to limit your classified to 30 words or less, (amounts and phone numbers are counted as words) we will help edit if necessary. We charge $10/week for Vehicles, Boats, Motorcycles, RVs, Real Estate Rental/Sales, Business Classifieds and any items selling $1,000 and above. We do charge $25 to include a photo. The FREE classified space is not for business use. No classified is accepted without phone number. We reserve the right to not publish classifieds that are in bad taste or of questionable content. All free classifieds will be published twice consecutively. If you would like your ad to be published more often, you must resubmit it. Deadline for all submissions is one week prior to issue date.

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Tuesday, May 30, 6:30pm Dawna Giem DPT, PRPC and Wendolyn Rue PT, CLT will cover back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, pregnancy, postpartum, osteoporosis, lymphedema and more. Space is limited so call or email to reserve your spot. 360-279-8323

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available. The staff of the clinic dispense customer service second to none, and medical advice backed by the latest research and innovations in occupational and physical therapy. Owners Tom and Wendolyn endeavor to assist every single one of their patients in getting as much from their bodies as possible. With a team of highly skilled professionals trained in a variety of fields ranging from orthopedics and sports therapy, lymphedema therapy, women’s health care, pediatric therapy, hand therapy, aquatic therapy, laser therapy and vestibular rehabilitation (to name a few) relief is bound to be found at Rue and Primavera for those who bring their needs here. They even offer free 15 minute screenings, if you are in pain call the office and schedule to see one of the professional therapists. On Tuesday, May 30 at 6:30pm Rue & Primavera will host a free presentation by women, for women and about women with speakers Dawna Giem DPT, PRPC and Wendolyn Rue PT, CLT. This Women’s Health Matters presentation will cover back pain, hip pain, pelvic pain, pregnancy, postpartum, osteoporosis, lymphedema and more. There is limited space available so call or email to reserve your spot. Join Rue & Primavera on Saturday, August 19 for their 4th annual Run IN Color at Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor. This festive, fun community and family event features a 5K Run/Walk and a ¼ mile kids dash. Every year the proceeds from the Run IN Color are donated to a local non-profit organization. This year’s recipient is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County. Rue & Primavera is currently accepting sponsors for the Run IN Color. Sponsors that contribute $200 or more can have their own color booth the day of the race where they can advertise their business name. Also, the name of your business will be on the T-shirt for the race. Sponsors may have their own team of volunteers to toss the color powder or Rue & Primavera can provide volunteers for you. Rue & Primavera is also are accepting prizes for the raffle items if you wish to donate something from your business.


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