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PLANNING YOUR FISHING SUCCESS Have you ever been out fishing and watched a boat in the distance land a fish, or talked to a fellow fishermen and they excitedly told you of the fish they caught yesterday or in the past few days, and you think to yourself “I just fished that same area and didn’t get a bite?” Well, that’s why we call it fishing and not catching. However, it could be these fishermen did a little homework. I bet you have heard the phrase “luck is preparation and opportunity coming together.” There is truth in this statement. Successful fishing is just like most other competitions, there are tactics involved. We are competing against the fish, billions of gallons of water, and other fishermen at times. For the fishermen who take time to study a few tactics before heading out on the water it can make a big difference in finding fish. Here are a couple areas I consider carefully and can give me an edge on the fish.

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Weather: Weather and it’s many aspects play the biggest part in all fishing, and it all starts with personal warmth. If we do not plan for poor weather we could soon be cold and wet, which leads to loss of concentration, and a confident mind set, loss of dexterity in our hands, and usually sends us home way earlier than we expected. So, put on layers of protective clothes and rain gear, we can always take some layers off. With modern technology and cell phone applications we can check the winds, barometric pressure, rain, fog, and other adverse conditions in real-time because of permanent sensors in place that continuously report conditions. Weather effects our boat trips with everything from proper working windshield wipers, and bilge pumps, to carrying extra fuel. The boat engine uses way more fuel when fighting wind and current waves for long slow trips back to the dock, or having to divert to a calm harbor. Less than perfect weather does not have to be a “show stopper” but it does need to be planned for accordingly, safety is paramount. Tides: Freshwater tidal movement is normally not an issue unless you happen to be fishing near the mouth of a coastal river, or if the river has a reservoir and the dam is opened and closed for flood control, fish support, or the demand for electricity increases. Some of the best fishing can be when the fish are moving up river during the incoming tide (flood) or the reservoir gates are being opened and closed. The fish use the higher water to escape predators and it’s easier for the fish to navigate up river to a potential

spawning area. When the tide has moved out (ebbed) and water levels decrease the fish will often hold up in deeper river pockets, channels, behind boulders, and logs, waiting for the next cycle of high water. It’s during this time when the fish can stack up and the bite is on!

Understanding saltwater tides and current movements, however, is almost a must to be really successful. I do most of my saltwater fishing in the North Puget Sound, and when the tides are changing, in many ways the Puget Sound is like an enormous river system. The San Juan Islands, reefs, rocky shoals, and rock piles act upon this large body of water the same way large boulders, root balls, sand and gravel bars change what would otherwise be straight uninterrupted flowing water. Fish are much like us, they like to be comfortable and feel safe in their surroundings. They are experts at finding and waiting for just the right water conditions to feed, rest and spawn. Tide charts for the areas I’m going to be fishing, and the more detailed the better, is the first step to greatly increasing my success.

Go Fish: This is where the “luck “all comes together, we must get out there and fish. The more time spent on the water the better fishermen we will be, “nothing takes the place of experience.” When you spend time with your line in the water, you will learn where the fish are and aren’t, there is no way around it. Professional guides are great fishermen because that’s all they do. If you’re like me, I have a job and family, so finding time to get on the water can be challenging, but every time you can go, even if it’s a short trip, remember details, keep a log if you want, and soon you will find yourself bringing home more fish for you and your family. It’s hard to beat a good old fashioned mouth-watering fish fry! Stay safe; consider joining a club like Puget Sound Anglers, they can kick start your success, and good luck out there!

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In my haste to finish last week's column, I failed to include a quote from author and columnist Lois Wyse (1926-2007). Her perceptive remark rings true for many – “A mother becomes a true grandmother the day she stops noticing the terrible things her children do because she is so enchanted with the wonderful things her grandchildren do.” We can now join in our collective “Ahhh.” Me thinks this quote works for grandpas, too. Book worm After enjoying a new read, the expression we reader lovers often love to share is, “I just couldn't put it down!” Such an expression is rarely used by a law student. We had no trouble putting our books down, particularly at five in the afternoon on a Friday at Lefty's Tavern in San Diego. My favorite book I can put down, over and over again, is our local Whidbey Telecom phone directory, showcasing area codes 360 (reportedly the first area code in the nation to have a non-binary digit in the middle) and 564, serving South Whidbey, Greenbank, Point Roberts, and Hat Island. Someday, I will go to Hat Island. I'm just not sure what to wear with my Hat Island hat. A friend made me one. It has HI on the front. The HI, of course, stands for Hat Island. I don't wear it much around Freeland. People keep saying “Hi.” One friend, a drummer, even hit me over the head when I explained to him I was wearing a HI hat. Thinking he was funny, he made the sound of a cymbal crash.

Remember, as it says near the bottom right of page six, Police barricades are there for your protection. Then let us demand a name change – People barricades. Most likely, our tax dollars paid for them anyway. On page 10, with the assistance of a magnifying glass, one can enjoy yearly calendars for 2016, 2017, and 2018. Trying to see the dates is like trying to read the bottom line of Dr. Cox’s eye chart. The glow from the yellow pages almost makes me want to have a Dramamine, but I don't have any. Enough is enough. It is much easier to put the phone book down and get on with my day. At least with the yellow dots now floating in my eyes, it seems like the sun is out. Merger alert For those with money to invest, be aware of the following anticipated mergers tipped to me by a non-stock broker buddy who once predicted Dinah Shore would “see the USA in a Ford.” Watch for these consolidations in 2017-18:

Polygram Records, Warner Bros., and Zesta Crackers will join forces and become Poly, Warner Cracker. 3M will merge with Goodyear and become MMMGood. Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco, and Dakota Mining will merge and become ZipAudiDoDa.

Psychology Experiment Start with a cage containing four monkeys. Inside the cage, hang a banana on a string. Then, place a set of stairs under the banana. Before long, a monkey will go to the stairs and climb toward the banana.

The local phone directory has captivating pictures, like the one of George Henny marching in color on the inside cover, and again marching in black and white on what would be page 70 if it were numbered.

Now, put away the cold water. Remove one monkey from the cage and replace it with a new monkey. The new monkey sees the banana and attempts to climb the stairs. To his shock, all of the other monkeys begin beating him. After another attempt and attack, the monkey knows if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.

Having lived on the Rock more than three decades, reading the names of neighbors near and far makes me smile. I like to see how many names in a row I know. Some folks have two lines of print for one phone number because their name is so long. For example, on page 21, Gabelein Brothers Septic Tank Pumping & Drain Cleaning (all in bold caps) really jumps out at the reader. On page 38, Mainspring Wealth Advisors wins the size prize. No eyes can miss this biz. After the black and white pages, the red striped pages offer Community and Newcomer Information. Maybe we can suggest a purple striped page coloration for Old Timers' Information. While I appreciate knowing on page three the Whidbey Telecom Company Holidays, as an old timer, I just want to know what day it is. On the Old Timers' page, I would like to see bigger sized print, like for the emergency procedures listed on page six. I see Flash Floods listed, but the print below is too small to read anything else except the warning DO NOT DRIVE AROUND THEM.








Next, remove another of the original four monkeys, replacing it with a new monkey. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous newcomer takes part in the punishment, with enthusiasm, because he is now part of the "team." Next, replace a third original monkey with a new monkey, followed by the fourth. Every time the newest monkey takes to the stairs, he is attacked. Now, the monkeys who are beating him up have no idea why they were not permitted to climb the stairs. Neither do they know why they are participating in the beating of the newest monkey. Having replaced all of the original monkeys, none of the remaining monkeys will have ever been sprayed with cold water. Nevertheless, not one of the monkeys will try to climb the stairway for the banana. Why, you ask? Because in their monkey minds, that is the way it has always been. This is how today's US House and Senate operates, and why, periodically, all of the monkeys need to be replaced at the same time. Of course, this is meant as no disrespect to monkeys. Thanks to retired Congressman Danny Lee Proper of Rouseville, Pa. for monitoring this experiment while monkeying around. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Then spray all the monkeys with cold water. After a while, another monkey makes an attempt. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all the monkeys with cold water. Pretty soon, when another monkey tries to climb the stairs, the other monkeys will try to prevent it.

I like how our phone book has a prepunched hole in the upper left hand corner should I want to wear it on a necklace or hang it from my belt.

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Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush, and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace.

The 360 & 564 phone book is way more entertaining than Silas Marner or The Red Badge of Courage. Those were books I couldn't put down because I had to finish them for 8th grade English. With a teacher by the name of Mrs. Freeman, I had to be prepared.

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Letters to the Editor Editor, As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them. -John F. Kennedy. On Thursday, March 9th, at the 3rd annual Miss Oak Harbor Scholarship Pageant, we crowned our 2017 Miss and Teen Miss Oak Harbor royalty. In our third and biggest year yet, we supported 25 contestants through our six-week program and ended the evening by awarding over $14,000 in scholarships and awards! We continue to prove that this is not a beauty pageant but rather a program designed to encourage, inspire, and recognize the many achievements of the young women in our community. The success of this program is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors. We humbly thank the following businesses and individuals for their continued support and contributions: Agnes & Dora-Haley Plumly, Allure Salon & Spa, Annie Cash-Windermere, Applebee’s, Blue Fox Prints, Candlewood Suites, Candy Land Daycare, China City, C. Johnson Construction, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, Custom Engraving, Deception Pass Tours, Dominos, Dr. Dawn-Bayshore Chiropractic, Edward Jones-Gene Kelly Barner, Edward Jones-Greg Smith, Farmers Insurance-Richard Voit Agency, FireMapping Services LLC, Frasers Gourmet Hideaway, Gold Canyon-Kathy Grecco, Honeymoon Bay, India Hicks-Karla Freund, Island Brokers Realty, Island ChemDry, Island Handyman Inc., Island Trollers, JamberryCynthia Allen, Jolt Studios, Jones Accounting, Kara Vallejo Makeup Artistry, LangCo, Laura Houck Photography, Little Caesars, LuLaRoeApril Young, Main Street Association, Mari Wuellner-Living on Purpose, Martin’s Auto Electric, Mary Kay-Lynnie Brown, Melissa York Studio, Michelle’s Café & Deli, Midway Florist, Miss Whatcom County 2010-Vonda Isenhart, Miss Whatcom County 2016-Angela Ramous, Oak Harbor Plaza Cinemas, Oak Harbor Dairy Queen, Oak Harbor Music Festival, Oak Leaf Botanicals, Origami Owl-Island Owlets, Pacific Grace Tax & Accounting, Pampered ChefMarkell Egelston, Papa Murphy’s, Peoples Bank, Powers Diesel & Automotive Services, Proof Positive, RE/MAX-Shelia Davies & Wayne Locke, Safeway, Salon Services NW, Scentsy-Hanna Jackson, Servatius & Associates, Skagit-Island Human Resources Management Association, Steve Richardson Insurance, Sue Blouin-Koetje Leavitt Group, Sugar Studio, The Ballet Slipper, The Ballet Slipper Conservatory, Thrive Community Fitness, Tradewinds Insurance, Usborne-Monica Andreas, Whidbey Island Small Business Association, WhidbeyLocal.com and Whidbey Weekly. We would also like to thank our Mistress of Ceremonies, Erica Wasinger, our auditors, Kathy Jolly and Ronnie Wright of Pacific Grace Tax & Accounting, and our judges, Miss Washington 2016-Alicia Cooper, Chris Skinner, Jeff McMahan, Julie Langrock, and Nora O’Connell-Balda. We acknowledge special appreciation for our backstage crew and pageant-night helpers: Abbie Martin, Cati Cosper, Cheryl Jandzinski, Coreen Lerch, Jennifer Shelton, Jim Nelson, Michelle O’Kelley Powers, Miranda Engle, OHHS NJROTC Color Guard, Michele Chap-

We are so fortunate to live in such a caring and generous community that has a deep understanding of the value of our youth. We thank our supporters for their continued investment in our program, our contestants for their unflagging commitment to the program and its process, and the families who shared their daughters with us and cheered them on each week. Sincerely, Pageant Wyse Board of Directors Jes Walker-Wyse River Powers Mollie Brodt Shannon Lonborg

Editor, IDIPIC will hold it’s annual Appreciation Luncheon/Silent Auction on Tuesday, May 23, at the Elk’s Lodge #2362 in Oak Harbor, WA, starting at 11:30am. All of our “Partners in Prevention”, donors, supporters, speakers, helpers, and volunteers are invited to attend. It is also the beginning of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) -- a time period when more people are traveling on the roads and highways. “Keep It a Safe Summer” (K.I.S.S.), our fundraising campaign, coincides with the 100 Deadly Days of Summer, as we raise awareness about making good driving choices. We want to reduce driving under the influence, and keep all our people in Island County safe. Island Thrift generously gave us a grant that will match our donations, up to $5,000. And thank you to all the folks who have donated, helped, volunteered, and supported our organization since it began in the year 2000. Mike Diamanti, Director Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC)

A Couple of Blaguards Presented by Outcast Productions Ned Farley and K. Sandy O’Brien, the founders and co-producers of Outcast Productions, are pleased to shine the spotlight on Gabe Harshman and Matt Bell, who are staring in A Couple of Blaguards, a two-man show by literary greats Frank and Malachy McCourt. The show, directed by Harshman, opens May 19. It is a bubbling stew of well-known humor with a dash of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. A comedic springboard for Angela’s Ashes, ‘Tis, and Malachy’s A Monk Swimmin’, this brilliantly structured comedy is a proven crowd-pleaser. The story follows the trials of the young McCourts in poverty-stricken Limerick, Ireland, in their journey to the U.S. and Brooklyn, New York, where the young men learn to incorporate the day-to-day lessons of their hard Irish past. This story of immigration, triumph over hardship, and the love between family members is heart-warming, and there are plenty of laughs, as well. Gabe Harshman and Matt Bell have been familiar faces to Whidbey theater goers for many years. Both developed their theatrical roots at Whidbey Children’s Theater and have gotten raves and many laughs as part of the Slap Happy a capella quartet. A Couple of Blaguards plays weekends, May 19, 20, 26, 27, June 1, 2, 3 at 7:30pm; and Sunday May 28 at 4:00pm at the Outcast Theater in the Fine Arts Building at the Island County Fair Grounds in Langley. The remainder of the season includes: Ghostdrivers, The Musical - A Staged Reading of a new musical, Book by Tom Bourne & Mike Jacobsen, Music by The Twangbabies (Steve Peha & Tom Bourne) - July 1 & 2; A Kid Like Jake, by Daniel Pearle, Directed by Ned Farley, September 15 – 30; and Follies - In Concert, Book by James Goldman, Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Directed by K. Sandy O’Brien, November 3 – 18.

Tickets for individual productions can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets http:// www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2935798 or by emailing Outcast Productions at ocp@ whidbey.com and letting them know how many tickets you would like held at will-call (cash and checks only at the door). For more information about Outcast Productions, visit their website www.outcastproductions.net [Submitted by Carolyn Tamler]

World Record Attempt Coming to State’s Newest Ferry Ready, Set, Wear It! Life Jacket World Record Day is this Saturday, May 20, and it’s the kickoff of National Safe Boating Week. Washington State Parks Boating Program, the United States Coast Guard and Washington State Ferries have joined forces to set a new record for the greatest number of people wearing life jackets in a single location. With the public’s help and 1,500 life jackets at the ready aboard the brand new state ferry, Chimacum, the current record of 1,046 life jacket wearers is in serious jeopardy. The purpose of the “Ready, Set, Wear It!” life jacket campaign and world record day is to create awareness of boating safety and to increase use of life jackets in all boating activities. According to the National Safe Boating Council, Japan’s Marine Sports Foundation set the world record for the most life jackets worn at a single event during their “Ready, Set, Wear it!” event May 17, 2014. In the U.S., the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection set the national record in 2016 with 394 people wearing life jackets at one time. “Our state ferry system may very well be the safest in the world, and while you don’t need to wear a life jacket while aboard a ferry, we want the boaters who we share our state’s waters to be just as safe by wearing their life jackets while on their small boats,” said ferries head Amy Scarton. “We appreciate the partnership with Washington State Ferries and the U.S. Coast Guard in promoting this important campaign,” said State Parks Boating Law Administrator, Wade Alonzo. “Encouraging a culture of safety is key for individuals and families to enjoy a lifetime of exploring the diverse waterways Washington has to offer. Life jackets are the single most effective piece of safety gear on your boat, but they only work if you wear them.” How to participate: Join the “wear it” life jacket event aboard the Chimacum while it’s moored at Seattle’s Colman Dock at 10:00am Saturday, May 20. The event is open to the first 1,500 people who show up. Life jackets will be provided. If joining the event from Bainbridge by ferry, the following sailings are recommended: 8:45am for those who drive aboard, or 9:45am if walking on. If arriving from Bremerton by ferry, the 7:20am sailing is recommended for those who drive aboard, or 8:45am if walking on. Every participant will receive a limited edition souvenir to prove they took part in the event and could also win a free life jacket. Important There is no event parking at Colman Dock or aboard the Chimacum, however there are nearby parking options (downtownseattle. com/parking). Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter (twitter.com/wsferries).

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Is Your Portfolio “Healthy”?

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. If you can exercise regularly, you’ll help yourself feel better, control your weight and even reduce the chances of developing certain diseases. But why not extend the concept of “fitness” to other areas of your life – such as your investment portfolio? And to help maintain a healthy portfolio, you can draw on some of the same principles that apply to keeping your body in good shape. Consider, for example, one of the things that happen when you exercise – namely, your body uses more oxygen. As an investor, you may need your portfolio to get “oxygen” in the form of infusions of new investment dollars. If you stop putting money into your portfolio, you’ll need to rely on your existing investments to grow enough to help you meet your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement. Could that happen? Maybe, but you will likely be better off by investing consistently, year after year. And by spreading your contributions over a period of decades, you don’t have to come up with large sums at any one time. Another element important to exercise is the need to avoid injury. That’s why all sorts of athletes, both competitive and casual, stretch before they swing into action. Many of them also take other injury-avoidance steps, such as strengthening their “core” through abdominal work and increasing their flexibility through yoga. When you invest, you can be “injured” if your portfolio takes a hit during a market downturn. However, this type of injury will likely be much more severe if your portfolio is over-concentrated in just one asset class and the downturn primarily affects those exact assets. But if you own many different types of assets – stocks, bonds, government securities, and so on – you may reduce the impact of a downturn on your portfolio. Keep in mind, though, that this type of diversification can’t guarantee profits or help you avoid all losses. While exercise is essential to maintaining good health, it isn’t the only factor involved. You should also get regular checkups with a medical professional, who can run various tests to measure changes in cholesterol, blood pressure, heart function and other areas. To help ensure your portfolio is healthy, you also need to chart its progress over time. And that doesn’t just mean determining if you’re getting the growth you need, though that’s obviously of great interest to you. You also need to evaluate whether your portfolio has gotten out of balance, which can occur without your doing anything at all. To illustrate: If you start out with a certain percentage of one type of investment, such as stocks, and these stocks grow to a point where they now take up a bigger share of your portfolio, you may be taking on more risk than you had intended. Consequently, you should review your portfolio at least once a year to evaluate both its performance and its balance. Once you’ve compared where you are today with where you were a year ago, you’ll be in a better position to make appropriate changes if needed. Do what it takes to keep yourself physically fit – but also take steps to ensure your investment portfolio is in good shape. It’s vitally important to your future – and you can do the work without even breaking a sweat. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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20th Annual AAUW Showcase of the Arts

Savor Spring Food, Wine & Spirits Tour May 20 & 21

Spring is here, which means fresh, local food is becoming more abundant up and down Whidbey Island. Aside from farmers markets and The Goose Community Grocer, locally grown veggies, meat, flowers, and more are available directly from farms at roadside farm stands and farm stores. The annual Swarm Against Monsanto demonstration is Saturday, May 20. Come to the Bayview Park & Ride at 11 a.m. to get into a bee costume for the march at noon. Lots of people are needed to hold signs and raise awareness about biochemical industry giants such as Monsanto and Bayer who produce insecticides that also harm important insects such as bees. The demonstration is hosted by the Whidbey Bee Keepers Association and South Whidbey Tilth. Clancy Dunnigan Photo

Bees, honeybees and native bees, pollinate trees and plants to produce real food for all living things. Sunday, May 21, the Whidbey Bee Keepers will teach the importance of bees at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market. Scientists have indicated genetically engineered seeds have caused colony collapse among the world’s bee population. A Harvard University study suggests sublethal exposure to neonicotinoids, imidacloprid and clothianidin, affect bees and the environment by contaminating pollen and nectar. The Tilth Farmers’ Market operates from 11:00am to 2:00pm every Sunday and is located near Bayview at 2812 Thompson Road. Shoppers can find fresh produce, unique crafts, hot food and plenty of room for children to play. Local talent Sommer Harris performs original acoustic mountain-folk music, accompanying herself on guitar. Following the market at 2:15pm is a vermiculture workshop about turning kitchen waste into rich worm castings for excellent plant fertilizer. The class is $15. Each person who pays may win a worm bin with worms to take home. The workshop is taught by Todd and Teresa Spratt of BugaBay. Please register now for the class, bring payment to the class. Contact Angie Hart at tah23@humboldt.edu, text or call her at (707) 498-9086. [Submitted by Susan Prescott]

As of May 2017, Goosefoot released the latest edition of the Whidbey Island Farm Stand Guide in an effort to support Whidbey’s vibrant local food system, and make shopping locally a little bit easier. Inside the brochure, you’ll find details on 24 farm stands from Oak Harbor to Clinton, complete with addresses, products offered, operating hours, and contact information for each farm stand. Additionally, the guide acts as a Farmers Market directory, with information on the dates, times, and locations of 6 weekly farmers markets on the island. The Farm Stand Guide is available online at http://www.goosefoot.org/pdf/farmstands.pdf, and can also be found at: the Bayview Cash Store; Greenbank Farm; Whidbey Island Conservation District; WSU Extension in Coupeville; the Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Clinton, Freeland, and Langley Libraries; the Oak Harbor, Coupeville, Freeland, and Langley Chambers of Commerce; and the Visitor’s Kiosk in Clinton. 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. Their mission is to build a sense of place and community, preserve rural traditions, enhance local commerce, and help create a healthy, sustainable future for South Whidbey Island. For more information, call (360) 321-4145 or visit www.goosefoot.org. [Submitted by Lauren Tyner, Goosefoot]

AAUW Member Nancy Hodges, sponsor of the Shutterbug Award, and Caillee Hodges

Each spring the Whidbey Island branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) hosts an all-island juried art show to present the best artwork created by students from our three high schools. This year the 20th Annual AAUW Showcase of the Arts, held May 5-7 at the Coupeville Library, was sponsored by Sarah Richards of Lavender Wind Farm. Students submit works in five categories: Wall Art, Photography, Jewelry/Wearable Art, Sculpture and Ceramics. The top three in each category receive ribbons and monetary awards of $100, $50 and $25. AAUW member Nancy Hodges sponsors the Shutterbug Award, a special $100 prize in memory of her father, a professional photographer. This year’s winners in each category are: Wall Art: 1st - Jillian Gonzalez (OHHS); 2nd - Cierra Rutter (OHHS); 3rd - Hank Papritz (SWHS) Photography: 1st - Allison Jungman (OHHS); 2nd - Trinity Olvera (OHHS); 3rd- Kelly Gruenwald (OHHS)

A True Taste of Whidbey!

Visit these tasting rooms and sample hand crafted wines and spirits paired with locally grown and/or prepared foods! Comforts of Whidbey • Spoiled Dog Winery Whidbey Island Distillery Blooms Winery • Holmes Harbor Cellars Food providers include: Nut Hut Kitchen, Roaming Radish, Island Nosh, The Oystercatcher, and Rustica Wine Bar Kitchen

Jewelry/Wearable Art: 1st - Brisa Herrera, Matthew Hilborn and Uriel Liquidano (CHS); 2nd - Evan Ehlert (OHHS); 3rd - Micah Franklin (OHHS) Sculpture: 1st - Justin Pierson (OHHS); 2nd Kyosuke Fujii (OHHS); 3rd - Aurora Zanardi (CHS) BITS & PIECES

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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.

The Poseidon Players Host Auditions Friday, May 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, May 19, 3:00pm-5:00pm Whidbey Playhouse, Star Studio, Oak Harbor The Poseidon Players will be hosting auditions for their next Black Box Theater presentation on: Thursday, June 28; Friday, June 29; and Saturday, June 30 at 7:00pm. The Poseidon Players and Black Box Theater is for anyone interested in honing their acting, directing, playwright or technical skills. Everyone gets a part. The plays last no longer than 15-20 minutes and are set up to need little in the way of props or costuming. For more information, call (360) 679-2237 or email office@ whidbeyplayhouse.com

St. Mary Annual Indoor Garage Sale Friday, May 19, 9:00am-4:00pm Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-4:00pm St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville A wonderful selection of Estate-quality used items and plants too. Free coffee for all shoppers. Shop, then enjoy the Water Festival! St. Mary is located at 207 N. Main St.

Welcome Back Suva & Happy 92nd Birthday Party Friday, May 19, 5:00pm-7:00pm Coupeville Wharf The community is invited to share cake and enjoy the kick-off of Schooner Suva’s third season. Good music, T-shirt sales, membership, crewing and private charter sail information will be available. Built in 1925, this historic and beautifully restored schooner will be open for dockside tours during Friday’s festivities and on Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm. You may also enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise in Penn Cove on Saturday at 4:00pm or Sunday at 1:00pm. For more information, call (360) 320-4337 or visit www. schoonersuva.org

Locals for Locals Anniversary Concert Friday, May 19, 7:30pm Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $22 Randy Hudson, a longtime Rural Character, was the co-host of WICA’s 20th Anniversary variety show last May. Building on the popular success of those two sold-out nights, he’ll be back this year with the rest of the Heggenes Valley Boys to put on a vaudeville style show

packed with favorite local guest artists, Nathaniel Talbot and the Weatherside Whiskey Band. For tickets or more information, visit www.wicaonline.org or call (360) 221-8262.

Relay For Life Community Yard Sale Saturday, May 20, 8:00am-1:00pm 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor Located in the lot next to the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Teams will be in one location selling treasures and all proceed go towards Relay For Life.

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, May 20, 8:00am-12:00pm Whidbey Masonic Lodge 15, 830 N. Main, Coupeville Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice & tea or coffee. $8/Adults, $4/ Children 12 & under, 3 and under free.

7th Annual Spring Shred Event Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-2:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Time to clean out your file cabinets, garages, and storage rooms. Securely dispose of your personal and financial records. Minimum donation $5, oversized box or garbage bag $10. All proceeds benefit Soroptimist International of South Whidbey Island’s Grants and Scholarships Program.

Family Fun Day Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-2:00pm Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Cost: Free Oak Harbor’s Public Works Department welcomes you to Family Fun Day! You can explore how the department keeps Oak Harbor clean today and into the future at the interactive stations. Learn more at oakharborcleanwater.org.

Whidbey Island Firewise Day Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-2:00pm Race Road Fire Station, Coupeville As part of this energizing event, Gary Marshall, a national Firewise speaker will equip us with knowledge about ember awareness. Additionally, there will be booths with resources from local fire experts representing the Central Whidbey Island Fire and Rescue, Washington Department of Natural Resources, WSU Extension Forestry, Whidbey Island Conservation District, Whidbey Camano Land Trust, and the Island County Department of Emergency Management. Fire engine tours, refreshments, and an afternoon talk and guided walk showcasing forest health and Firewise practices for landowners will also be part of the schedule. To learn more, visit www.whidbeycd.org/firewise.

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Penn Cove Water Festival Saturday, May 20, 11:00am-5:00pm Historic Coupeville

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Dinner Show Benefiting the Oak Harbor Music Festival Monday, May 22, 6:00pm Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, Oak Harbor

Tribal canoe races, music, dancing, native arts and crafts, food, storytelling, educational exhibits, and youth activities. Plus a native spirit art show at Coupeville Rec Hall. More info at PennCoveWaterFestival.com

Dinner includes 4 course meal, no host bar and features guest artist Whitney Mongé. Tickets are $75 per person. Please call Cheryl Jandzinski at (360) 672-2251 or Cynthia Mason at (360) 544-2343 for reservations.

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Saturday, May 20, 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday, May 21, 11:00am-5:00pm Various locations, Whidbey Island Sample hand-crafted wines and spirits paired with locally grown and/or prepared foods. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 days of. Tickets at brownpapertickets.com/event/2858987 or call (360) 321-0515

Celebration of Flight Dinner and Auction Saturday, May 20, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge Mark Christopher of KOMO Radio will Emcee and Jim Dever, co-host of KING TV’s Evening Show will be the auctioneer. Auction items include, a seven-day Holland America Cruise for two, a one-week stay in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, private gourmet dinners and wine tastings, sight-seeing flights, tickets to a Seattle Sounders game, cooking classes and much more. Tickets are $75 per person and are available at the PBY Naval Air Museum, 270 S. E. Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor, or reservations can be made by calling (360) 240-9500. Additional information is available online at pbymf. org.

Live Music: JP Falcon Band Saturday, May 20, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville An acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter and a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation, JP Falcon Grady performs originals and covers all over the Northwest, Montana and Hawaii as both a solo artist and with his band “JP Falcon Band”. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

CWSA Bowling Pin Match Sunday, May 21, 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, www.cwsaonline.org.

Thursday, May 25, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save 3 lives and the Lions have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ psbc.org. For more information, call Paddy Roberts (360) 678-8746 or (360) 678-4105. The Coupeville United Methodist Church is located at 608 N Main St.

Live Music: Original Jim Friday, May 26, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Star Party Friday, May 26, begins at dark at 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 ICAS_ President@outlook.com, or visit www.icas-wa. org.

CWSA Speed Steel Match Saturday May 27, 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, www.cwsaonline.org. WHAT'S GOING ON

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Mary – The Queen of Tea! Hello darlings, with much anticipation Miss Windsor is bursting at the seams with oodles of excitement, as she prepares to share with the frightfully genial good folk of Whidbey Island, a rather spiffing and mouth-watering recount of her ‘afternoon tea’ dining experience at Seattle’s one and only Queen Mary Tea Room & Restaurant (2912 NE 55th St). Darlings, you may recall Miss Windsor’s most recent embarkation of an explorative culinary journey in the USA, where she spent her last week in Seattle. Believe me darlings, by then One was absolutely gagging for a decent cup of ‘Rosie Lee’ (Cockney Rhyming Slang for: cup of tea), to be served in a bone china cup n’ saucer, of course! Why would Miss Windsor settle for anything less! So, as quick as One can say, ‘Bob’s your uncle, and Fanny’s your aunt,’ as the British expression goes! Miss Windsor immediately consulted one of her mentors (the jolly old Internet!) and stumbled across this most prestigious establishment – how splendid! Also darlings, One was chuffed to pieces to learn the possessor of such an ‘institution’ is indeed the rather glamorous – Mary - The Queen of Tea - how bloomin’ marvellous! Of course darlings, Miss Windsor decided to ‘strike while the iron’s hot,’ as the expression goes, and booked herself a table at the Queen Mary Tea Room, where One had the opportunity to sample many exquisitely delicious culinary delights. Now of course my dear yokefellows, Miss Windsor recorded every pleasurable moment of her exceedingly ‘regal’ dining experience at this most extraordinarily distinguished establishment. So darlings, following such a memorable event, and the very fact that Miss Windsor classes herself as quite an unfaltering ‘epicure’ of the ‘bon vivant’ and ‘hedonistic’ kind – ooh eh Mrs! She kindly invites her


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darling followers to take a thorough read of her delineated expert critique - how riveting! But before One begins, here’s a little insight into the rather intriguing proprietor – darling, Mary. Furnished with the name of Mary Greengo, as it goes, but crowned Queen Mary by her rather delightful friends, because of her queenly pallet and unrelenting passion for tea. In fact, darlings, whilst out dining Queen Mary has been known to promptly inform the waiter if her cup of tea wasn’t ‘up to scratch,’ so to speak! Her reaction to such a disappointment greatly amused her friends, thus the title of Queen Mary blossomed! This highly acclaimed lady, who’s a wellknown figure in the realm of tea and baking, has British Great Grandparents on both sides of her family. Of course darlings, and it goes without saying that when our ‘tea sovereign’ was a ‘nipper’ (translation: a child), One would’ve certainly sipped tea from an English bone china cup n’ saucer – just like Miss Windsor! Evidently darlings, only the best will satisfy our marvel of the tea world – the exceedingly illustrious, Queen Mary!

Queen Mary’s incredibly delicious ‘gluten free’ afternoon tea!

Queen Mary opened her tea room of grandeur in 1988. In fact, it’s the oldest independent tea room in America. Indeed, darlings, Miss Windsor felt extremely honoured to have graced Queen Mary’s tea room with her royal presence - It was certainly a ‘royal union’ of the tea drinking kind!

menu, which featured an array of culinary goodies, just perfect for Miss Windsor’s delectation - oh I say! Also, as a suitable ‘cure’ for Miss Windsor’s unexpected sufferance; One merrily ‘quaffed,’ in a ‘ladylike’ manner of course, some delightful white tea called, White Peach Blossom!

Moving on gracefully darlings, when Miss Windsor entered the tea room she was instantly struck by the cosy yet intimate atmosphere of such a spectacular and refined establishment. In fact, my dears, One was quite taken by the flamboyancy of the waitresses ‘pinnies’ (American translation: aprons). A stark contrast to the traditional starched white pinnies worn by the ‘Nippies’ (translation: waitresses) of London’s most renowned J.Lyons & Co tea shops and cafes, of yesteryear. Also, Miss Windsor’s mind began to swarm with a warm sense of nostalgia, as One was blissfully captivated by the elegant drapes adorned with flowers and birds, enwreathed by the rather stupendous yet seductive red walls - how tantalising! Also, One spied some rather grand cornice and ceiling roses. Indeed, such décor certainly reminded Miss Windsor of her beloved Grandmother Josie’s fine English abode! I dare say darlings, Queen Mary certainly succeeded in recreating the ambience and splendour of a Victorian English tea room – fit for a Queen, of course! Darlings, Miss Windsor dined at Queen Mary’s tea room on her ‘Jack Jones’ (Cockney for: alone) Aaaah - please no pity darlings! One had a ‘whale of a time,’ as the expression goes! Miss Windsor opted for the gluten free afternoon tea

Now my dear ones, it’s time to tease your taste buds with a select few of Queen Mary’s gluten free superlative delights! Darlings, you’ll be pleased to know that every dish of luxurious deliciousness is homemade and prepared with the freshest ingredients, then served on an array of mismatched, yet exceedingly charming, and quintessentially English bone china vessels – oh such class, darlings! So, let’s start with the rather decadent Cranberry Orange Scone – yummy! The texture was light, moist and a trifle crumbly – indeed, a first for Miss Windsor! Flavoured with tangy notes of orange, and bursting with succulent pieces of cranberry. Darlings, this rather toothsome baked goodie was indeed a real treat for Miss Windsor - Tally Ho, Queen Mary!

One utterly enjoyed every last ‘smitch’ of this flavoursome creation! Darlings, then Miss Windsor experienced yet another culinary first – the terribly enchanting Petite Macaron. This delightfully bonny treat was blue in colour, and bespangled with glitter – it was quite the ‘disco queen!’ Sandwiched together with a mauve coloured, sweetened type of cream filling. It goes without saying that One could’ve easily scoffed two of these beauties! Also, you’ll be pleased to know that our marvel of the tea world opened a Tea Emporium in 2011, which is just a stone’s throw away from Queen Mary’s tea room. Yes, darlings, you’ve guessed correctly, our tea sovereign is indeed a purveyor of fine teas which are marketed under the unique brand name of Queen Mary - how phenomenal! One must say, Miss Windsor certainly revelled with pleasure when she purchased one of Queen Mary’s finest blends – the rather exceptional Royal Rose Tea.

Now darlings, One hopes you’ve thoroughly enjoyed Miss Windsor’s rather brief Miss Windsor thoroughly enjoyed her narrative about her unforgettable dining scone, lavished with whipped cream and experience at the Queen Mary Tea Room strawberry jam. The jam was of a rich & Restaurant. However, please do take a resplendent scarlet colour, slightly piquant peek at Miss Windsor’s extended review but sweet! However, One must admit my of this establishment via her website: dears, the cream was a tad bit too light www.misswindsor.uk Until we meet for Miss Windsor’s liking, albeit extremely again darlings, One would be extremely pleasant. One cannot beat the heavenly delighted to make your acquaintance taste and smooth texture of Devonshire via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook (@ ‘clotted cream,’ indigenous to the southmisswindsoruk). west of Miss Windsor’s beloved England - an absolute must have when treating Cheerio, Miss oneself to afternoon tea. Nevertheless, Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.38) Windsor X


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Mayfest Saturday, May 27, 5:00pm-10:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. The Clinton Progressive Association presents their annual fundraising event. This festive evening will feature favorite local musicians and delicious locally catered dining. The Heggenes Valley Boys will delight you with their original and classic songs and humor. Then switch gears and dance to the tunes of Freeborn – a local eclectic mix of rock, southern rock, and the blues. Tickets are $20, $15 for members; $7 for kids under 12. For more information, visit www.clintoncommunityhall. org or call (360) 341-2737.

Live Music: Mussel Flats Saturday, May 27, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville


Classic Rock & Blues. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

CWSA Hanging Plate Pistol Match Sunday, May 28, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St. Hosted by the Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association. This match is for .22 pistols 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 www.cwsaonline.org.

PAWZ by the Sea 5k & 10k Run/Walk Monday, May 29, 9:00am Second Street, Langley The PAWZ by the Sea 5k Run/Walk, Kids Run and new 10K Run/Walk is presented by Animal Hospital by the Sea in collaboration with Langley Main Street Association. The event benefits Happy Hounds 4H Club and Good Cheer Pet Food Bank. The event takes place on Second Street in Langley. Dogs (on leash) are encouraged to attend. For more information or to preregister, visit www.pawzbythesea. com/#event-info

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Whidbey Reads Presents: DIY Terrarium Workshop Friday, May 19, 2:00pm Coupeville Library Create your own terrarium to take home complete with a care sheet on how to keep your plants happy. All the materials will be provided, but are available on a first come, first served basis. For adults, teens, and tweens. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave.


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Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and non-fiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Whidbey Reads Presents: Louis Labombard: Native American Storyteller Saturday, May 20, 12:30pm Coupeville Library Join local storyteller Lou Labombard as he shares Native American stories and oral traditions. Professor Labombard, who is a Seneca/ Mohawk of the Iroquois Confederacy has lectured for many groups as a professional, international teller of Native American oral traditions, and has been a head singer and traditional dancer and MC, “whip man” and judge at Pow Wows around the country. Held in conjunction with the Penn Cove Water Festival. Northwest Coastal Art: Symbols and Symbolism Saturday, May 20, 4:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. The work of designer and artist Doe Stahr is welcomed at Affiliated Tribes of the Northwest conferences and by intertribal philanthropic groups like the Potlatch Fund. In this workshop, Doe will present an overview of the symbolic nature of Northwest Coastal Art and give attendees the opportunity to create their own personal symbolic representation.

Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist Sunday, May 21, 2:00pm-3:00pm Coupeville Library Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist beckons you into the imaginative, meditative world of poet Daniel Edward Moore, offering a sample of works that illustrate his versatility and ability to illuminate truths about the human condition. The twenty-three poems in the collection focus on religion, gender, sexual identity, among other topics. Overdrive Monday, May 22, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Learn how to access Sno-Isle Libraries growing collection of digital books and audiobooks in OverDrive. Find out how to locate, borrow, and download books to your computer or mobile device. Bring your library card and device for hands-on help after the overview. For adults. Our Glow-In-The-Dark Neighbors Tuesday, May 23, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Have you been fortunate enough to witness a sparkling blue light in Puget Sound waters? Perhaps a trail of glitter behind your boat? Bioluminescent algae are microscopic plants that give off light when disturbed. Marine biologist and educator, Chandler Colahan from the Padilla Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve will share her love and knowledge of these glow-in-the-dark neighbors. Whidbey Reads: Beneath the Salish Sea Wednesday, May 24, 2:00pm-4:00pm Freeland Library Our Whidbey Reads book, “The Hundred Year Miracle” by Ashley Reams, is set here in our back yard. Florian Graner, first class wildlife cinematographer, takes us on a breathtaking underwater journey through these Puget Sound waters. Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk Thursday, May 25, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Kelli Estes’ The Girl Who Wrote in Silk. For adults. Whidbey Reads: Alternative Pain Management Panel Thursday, May 25, 4:00pm-6:00pm Freeland Library This program, presented by the Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association, will feature a panel of five practitioners who will explain the specific approaches and techniques they use for pain mitigation. The panel will invite questions after the presentations. Sub-Zero Science: Cool Creations with Dry Ice Friday, May 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm Coupeville Elementary School MPR Can you make a quarter sing? Can you hold a bubble in your hand? Learn about the amazing properties of dry ice and discover some ways it is used. Exciting experiments and fun with fog are on the agenda for this early release program. For children ages 5 and up. Made By Hand: Paper Circuits Saturday, May 27, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library Make electrifying art! Using conductive tape, LEDs, and batteries, light up your drawings, origami, and other paper craft creations. Please register, space is limited. Painting Tulips with Carla Walsh Saturday, May 27, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library Learn to paint tulips 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. All Creatures Great and Small: Preaching Microbial Supremacy! Sunday, May 28, 2:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Puget Sound University professor Mark Martin researches the molecular genetics and ecology of bacterial predators and how such organisms modify population structure within microbial communities. With luminescent microorganWHAT'S GOING ON

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Coupeville festival pays homage to Native American culture

Photo Courtesy of Penn Cove Water Festival Association Native canoe races are one of the highlights of the Penn Cove Water Festival, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in Coupeville.

“The Penn Cove Water Festival is truly unique because it is the only non-reservation site to host a canoe race,” said Penn Cove Water Festival Association board member Vicky Reyes. “It’s a real compliment to Coupeville that they are still coming.” The Northwest Native American population in the Puget Sound once numbered between 10- to 20,000, and according to the PCWFA website, it is estimated there was one canoe for roughly every 10 people. The canoe races at the Water Festival are a nod to the rich culture of our area’s indigenous people, who used the watercraft to travel, to trade, to hunt, to fish, to shelter and for defense during war. Competition grew out of these gatherings and the Water Festival’s canoe races are a tribute to that spirit of competition. Photo Courtesy of Penn Cove Water Festival Association Storyteller Lou LaBombard will be one of the featured guests during the Penn Cove Water Festival Saturday in Coupeville. LaBombard will also give a preview around the campfire Friday evening at 8 p.m. at Pacific Rim Institute.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Native American history, culture, traditions and more will take center stage this weekend as Coupeville hosts the 26th annual Penn Cove Water Festival, taking place Saturday, May 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature entertainment, arts and crafts, fine arts, storytelling, children’s activities and of course, canoe races.

This year there are 266 pullers registered to participate in the races, which have a range of categories, from single-man up to elevenman canoes, junior divisions up to adult. There is a full slate of races scheduled to take place rain or shine.

Photo Courtesy of Penn Cove Water Festival Association Traditional Native American dance and music is a huge part of the Penn Cove Water Festival, which takes place Saturday in Coupeville.

something that is appropriate for the entire family to attend, one parents can be proud to bring their children to.”

“Some come strictly for the cultural experience,” said Reyes. “Some come for the entertainers or the arts and crafts exhibits.”

“Absolutely, part of the Water Festival Association’s mission is to help educate people on the need for clean water, about protecting Penn Cove as well as Puget Sound and how important the water is to our ecology as well as our economy,” Reyes said. “There’s a lot involved in educating people about sound practices.”

“It’s an educational experience as well,” agreed festival association board member and volunteer Jackie Feusier. “Our educational exhibitors are so important, and it’s

The first water festival was held in Coupeville in the 1930s. It disappeared during World War II and there were attempts to resurrect it in the 70s and 80s. In 1992 Washington

But there is much more to the Water Festival than the canoe races, say organizers.

State University/Island County Beach Watchers brought the Penn Cove Water Festival back and produced it for 12 years, until a group of volunteers formed the nonprofit Penn Cover Water Festival Association, which took over the event. Today it takes a team of between 150 to 200 volunteers to plan and conduct the festival. Help from outside organizations and the community is vital. “It’s essential,” said Reyes. “We partner with the Island County Historical Museum, which helps provide the paddle trophies and rib-

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Exclusive tree-climbing adventure comes to Whidbey Island By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Whidbey Island is known for a lot of unique places and experiences, but there is a new adventure being offered exclusively at Deception Pass State Park. AdventureTerra is a rock and canopy climbing guide service that has set up a recreational tree climbing program in cooperation with Washington State Parks. There is no other such program anywhere else in the state. The company’s founder said Whidbey Island offers something unavailable anywhere else. “Deception Pass is a great location,” said AdventureTerra CEO Leo Fischer. “It’s the most popular state park in Washington and we believe we can capitalize on that. Also, it’s just a beautiful place.” Canopy climbing, or recreational tree climbing, has been around since the 1980s, but it hasn’t gained the momentum or popularity of rock climbing. Fischer, who grew up climbing rocks and climbing trees on his family’s property, worked as a rock climbing guide in college. When he finished law school, he decided to climb instead of working behind a desk. “When I was in my law program, it just wasn’t enjoyable,” said Fischer, 28. “I would be daydreaming at my desk of climbing and where I could take this business. I wasn’t sure how to get there, but I knew no one else was trying.

Elizabeth LeMoine photo courtesy of AdventureTerra A new canopy climbing experience is now available at Deception Pass State Park. AdventureTerra is the first climbing guide service in the state to offer the opportunity.

“I began working with the state parks, which has been a twoyear process,” he continued. “In 2013 I took the state park arborists out where they were able to check out the systems and look at our setup on Bainbridge Island, where we did the test program. This year we are going full bloom on Whidbey Island.”

A typical canopy climb will last about four hours. Sessions are offered at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and a sunset climb is offered around 5:30 p.m., depending on the time of sunset. The reason why someone might want to climb a tree is evident as soon as they get to the top. It’s an experience far different than climbing a rock, according to Fischer.

Fischer said canopy climbing is safe and easy to learn. Those age 7 and older are able to participate. The equipment used does not harm the trees in any way and has been approved for use by Washington State Parks. People can sign up for individual adventures, but most people go in groups. AdventureTerra can accommodate groups of up to 10. Most people in decent physical condition should have no problem.

“When you climb a tree, you’re more immersed in nature,” he said. “you can feel the forest’s energy, you can feel the tree move. When you’re up 200 feet, you can feel the tree swing, which is a different experience. “Canopy climbing is also a lot less technical than rock climbing,” Fischer continued. “When you’re on the rope, you’re

ascending one line to the top, so it’s the same technique over and over again, versus multiple techniques in rock climbing.” Cost to participate in an introduction to canopy climbing is $149 per person. A two-and-a-half day intermediate canopy climbing academy is also offered. A typical four-hour session includes instruction on climbing techniques, how to use the equipment properly and environmental and botanical information. “I really enjoy the opportunity to show other uses for trees

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Keller Williams Red Day gives back to community Red was the color of the day last Thursday, as teams from Keller Williams Realty across the nation participated in the agency’s annual Red Day. In Oak Harbor, the Craig McKenzie Team of Keller Williams and additional agents spent the day cleaning up two Habitat for Humanity homes. The lawns were tended to and any leftover items were either donated to the Habitat for Humanity thrift store or designated as trash/recycling. “This is a nationwide day that allows us to give back where we live,” said McKenzie. About 27 team members, agents, spouses and children helped in the effort. The homes were being emptied, carpets removed and walls washed in preparation for new paint and finishes, enabling new owners to move in at a future date. “My team really has a heart for giving and for giving back to the community and this is one more way we can do that,” McKenzie said. “It’s been a good day, good time to reflect. This is nice.”

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FESTIVAL continued from page 9 bons, the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce helps us with promotion and advertising, the Historic Waterfront Association works with the merchants to get their buy-in, so it’s a real community partnership.” “The National Endowment for the Arts supports us as well and that’s huge,” said Feusier, who noted that all the funding for the water festival comes through grants, donations and sponsorships. “This is a truly nonprofit situation,” she added. “The only money in the bank is the seed money for next year. We couldn’t do this without community support and our quality volunteers.” Look for plenty of activities for all ages this year, with a special section of children’s activities such as face painting, coloring, beading and traditional weaving with cedar strips. Entertainment includes music, traditional


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TREES continued from page 10 dance and storytellers. Those interested in learning more about history and culture through storytelling can join Lou LaBombard Friday evening at 8 p.m. at the Pacific Rim Institute at 180 Parker Road for a special preview around the campfire. There will also be dockside tours and a birthday celebration for the schooner, Suva, throughout the day Saturday. Organizers say the Penn Cove Water Festival is a great opportunity to learn more about Native American history and culture and have fun while doing it. “I love the cultural exchange and the opportunity to interact with people,” said Reyes. For information and a complete breakdown of all the events and entertainment, visit www.penncovewaterfestival.com. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed, so those interested in volunteering may email penncovewaterfestival@gmail.com.

Photo Courtesy of AdventureTerra Leo Fischer is the founder and CEO of AdventureTerra, a climbing guide service offering canopy climbing at Deception Pass State Park.

besides cutting them down,” Fischer said. “It gives another way to use and protect our forest and environment. There’s more reason to protect more forested area and it gives us the opportunity to talk with people about the trees and about the flora in different levels of the canopy.” Gear is left in the trees during the climbing season, roughly from mid-May to the end of September, depending on weather, and then it is removed. Trees will be used in rotation, so they will not be used in consecutive years. The best way to sign up for a canopy climbing adventure is to visit the website at www. adventureterra.com. There is a complete list of all the climbing adventures offered, what kind of clothing and gear to bring, and in-depth information on what canopy climbing is all about. Once someone has signed up, a guide will meet them at Deception Pass State Park at the appointed time. It’s an opportunity to see things from a whole new perspective, you can’t do it anywhere else in the state, it’s easy to learn the ropes and even those with no prior climbing experience can sign up. Photo Courtesy of Penn Cove Water Festival Association Traditional Native American dance and music is a huge part of the Penn Cove Water Festival, which takes place Saturday in Coupeville.

“Everybody can do this,” said Fischer. “Canopy climbing is a lot easier for people if they haven’t done any climbing before. Even people who have a problem with heights can do this, because you don’t necessarily see the bottom, so they can’t see how high they are.”

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THE ROOTS OF FANTASTIC FOOD – NATIVE AMERICAN CUISINE It is, I think, important to know the roots of any culture and the traditions that perhaps were once so commonplace long ago but are not as prevalent today. It preserves a way of life and connects today’s generations with lineages from years past. We are rooted deeply to our familial ties, our ancestry, and much of these bonds, I have found over the years, always, always seem to involve food in some way. The Penn Cove Water Festival is coming up, and being the wonderful event it is, I thought I might talk about Native American fare. I am always very interested in Native American food, as I have not had the opportunity to sample much of it unfortunately. Certainly, dishes and cuisines are bound to differ between tribes, and this makes it even more intriguing because - as you all know – I love any food that’s unique, even if only unique to me for lack of having the chance to try it! So, here is where my curiosity kicks in and drives me to spend countless hours pouring over information about topics that truly captivate me. I learned some Native American tribes were more agricultural than others and, as a result, cultivated the land where they lived, farming it all throughout the year. Others were hunters/ gatherers and moved from place to place to find, catch and gather food for their families, so in this way I suppose they were semi-nomadic. From what I understand in all the research I have done,


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each and every Native American tribe hunted and/or fished for sustenance. The Inuit relied largely on what they pulled from the water in order to sustain them, given they were located so far north and vegetable gardens don’t seem to do very well under a few inches of ice or snow. Other tribes hunted big game, such as bison and caribou, the Sioux and Blackfoot tribes are two such examples. The more agriculturally centered tribes such as the Navajo and Hopi were, I believe, quite expert farmers employing methods we still use today to ensure a decent crop – good irrigation, crop rotation, and terracing, to name a few techniques. But even when I think of all the ways in which Native American dishes were brought about, whether by cultivation, fishing, hunting or gathering, the first food which often enters my mind when I wonder about traditional foods, is maize (which is also, funny enough, what we call it in Africa). I grew up eating different kinds of foods made from maize, one such meal being ‘pap’ (pronounced puhp). Typically this is eaten with milk, sugar and sometimes a little butter once cooked. It can also be eaten with tomatoes, onions and a type of green (similar to a turnip green) called ‘marog’. Of course there are numerous other ways it’s made and enjoyed, but these are just two of my favorite. I think the fascination for me comes about from knowing a simple food – maize – one which many people enjoy today in countries the world over, was used thousands of years ago in Native American


dishes, and here we are still eating the same food item today.

yes, I know we aren’t even into summer yet, but it’s good to think ahead sometimes.

Moving on though, I want to get down to the nitty-gritty. What dishes are the most prevalent in Native American fare? It’s an exceptionally underrated cuisine overall and perhaps its not always given the credit it deserves. Much of Native American cooking techniques are simple. Smoking, or putting the food into contact with an open flame, drying, and of course stewing, are most traditional. I found through some research that traditional cooking methods and even recipes tend to adopt a pre-colonial style and as a result the actual ingredients are fresh and simple. Your meal is likely going to be not only clean, but supremely wholesome. Who can beat that kind of cooking?

The Cherokee succotash is on my list of things to make this weekend. I have tried many different versions of succotash and it doesn’t matter which way I make it, my family and friends seem to enjoy it! I guess it’s just the essence of the food itself. Making use of fresh cut corn from the cob, lima beans, ham hock (smoked of course) bacon fat, onions and pepper you lay the groundwork for a delicious meal which reaches so far back into history you can almost taste the time itself.

It wasn’t actually as easy as I initially expected it to be, finding traditional, true-to-form Native American recipes. I assumed I would summon the help of Google, input my request, et voilå, recipes would appear before me. And yes, they did actually, but the pseudo-American, new age becoming hip and popular kind of recipe, and I think those are fabulous – a melting pot of culture combined with new flavors making it what – avant-garde almost? Definitely. But I was hoping for something truly authentic. Of course recipes change to accommodate the fluid nature of time and the ebbing and flowing of certain ingredients but still I wanted as authentic-as-Icould-get fare. And then I happened upon this; a fantastic website that lists all KINDS of different Native American dishes and to whom the appreciation for such delicious meals are owed. There was Hopi corn stew and blue dumplings, Cherokee Succotash (sounds divine), Pemmican (a survival food packed with protein and fat and which can be stored for long periods and consists of lean meat, animal fat and fruits or berries), Seminole pumpkin soup, Osage bread and many more recipes. The Hopi corn stew and blue dumplings SOUNDS amazing before we even lay our eyes on it. Comprised of ground beef, onions, bell peppers, corn (of course) yellow and zucchini squash, wheat flour and salt into which is dropped tablespoons full of dumpling batter made from blue cornmeal, bacon drippings, milk, baking powder and salt; this will undoubtedly carve a filling niche into our bellies. I imagine this dish would make a warm and hearty fall or wintertime meal, and

I could go on for lifetimes about the many different flavors, the ingredients, the methods of preparation, the reasons behind all of these and still never truly capture the essence of just how great Native American fare actually is. Dear Readers, I am including the recipe for Cherokee succotash from the website www.thewildewest. org. If you do make it, let me know how you like it! I hope you all get a chance to make it out to the Penn Cove Water Festival and get involved with all there is to see, do and taste! Please feel free to send in all your comments, questions, information and of course recipes to letsdish. whidbeyweekly@gmail.com, because as always, I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Cherokee Succotash 2 lbs dried Lima Beans 4-6 pearl onions 2 pieces ham hock (smoked) 2 tablespoons of melted bacon fat Salt and pepper to taste 3 cups corn, cut fresh from the cob Soak the dried beans for 3 to 4 hours in a pot. Strain and rinse. Bring the 3 quarts of water to a boil and add the beans. Cook on medium heat for ten minutes and add the corn, ham hocks, onions, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and cook for 1 hour until beans and corn are completely cooked. Serve warm, and enjoy! www.thewildwest.org/ nativeamericanrecipes/165-cherokeeindiansuccotash www.native-languages.org/food.htm To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Your most persuasive arguments on the 21st will center on remembering that love and unity are always the goal.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Circumstance this week is likely to trigger your critical side. Don’t be surprised if the basis of your daily routine revolves around making sure every “T” is crossed and every “i” has its dot. In this mode you’ll be quick to find and exploit loopholes to get where you’re going. Where people or situations block you, the 21st is ripe for you to zero in on obstacles and zap them out of your life. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Chances are good that you’re faced with something that leaves you with an empty feeling whenever it comes to mind. Whatever that thing is, you’re apt to show little patience in dealing with it this week. It’s time now to shift your focus and move beyond it. Your greatest source of satisfaction may even be to cut the thing from your life entirely and finally be free of it. The 21st is well-suited for such actions. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Some familiar issues revolving around family and finances are likely to make new demands on your attention this week. Responsibilities that you have too-long ignored while pursuing more exciting attractions are no longer ignorable. The necessary fixes should be readily apparent. It’s only lack of attention that let matters slip out of hand. Quick and decisive action on the 21st goes far toward getting things back on track. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You are at your most effective this week less as a doer than as a careful listener. Among the things you are likely to hear, especially on the 21st, are the speaker’s ideals and ambitions. Depending on the source, these may be lofty as a plan to fix the country or mundane as a plan to fix the back yard fence. Your role is simple and the same in either case: Reflect honestly and speak of solutions where you hear problems. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) It’s probable that any activities you conduct this week must be held to rigorous performance standards that you set out at the time. This will not earn you the good graces of certain less exacting people. Those who would prefer to just slide by will grumble and may actively oppose you. Be prepared to engage your charisma and natural powers of persuasion in the course of accomplishing your goals. Fresh starts are favored on the 21st. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The lessons of the past form the basis of your activities this week. Easy for you will be to see how and why past undertakings have failed. Less easy will be getting your ideas for improvements across to other people. Attitudes of, “I know better than you,” are sure to generate opposition and are best avoided.

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) An appetite for the soft pleasantries of life colors all that the week is likely to bring. Look to see what drives your actions each day. You’ll probably find yourself yearning for easier and less conflicted ways of doing whatever it is that you must do. This is the evolutionary pull toward harmony, and it’s likely to be especially strong around the 21st. If you feel your heart reaching out in any way, it has done it’s job. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) It’s a good week for withholding action long enough to examine your goals for possible opposition. In the cadence of life, you’re presently between drum beats, giving you the luxury of time to plan and think. Now is the time to hear others opinions, view your course for obstacles, and get a deeper understanding of what lies ahead. The 21st is useful for repositioning yourself in light of what you find. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) It’s quite possible that obstacles to your goals this week will include non-cooperation from certain people. Know-it-all attitudes and refusal to communicate openly may seem like a personal affront, but can also be used to your advantage. Deeper understanding of the issue is the least that can come of gently drawing these people into conversation. The best is that you gain their cooperation. Use the 21st to full advantage. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) The most helpful thing to remember this week is that wealth takes many forms. Wealth in dollars and cents is most everyone’s standard, but at present you also stand to be enriched in terms of pleasurable activities. Children, education and creative projects all have direct bearing on your money-making activities, especially if you are acting as a teacher or authority figure. The 21st is a dynamic day in this regard. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) This is your week to understand situations that may have left you feeling a bit betrayed when they didn’t work out as planned. Even more than understanding, you may get the opportunity to remedy the situation. The best results will come of recognizing your own role in bringing about the events in question. Seeing that, you may also see a path toward a more satisfying future. The 21st offers clues. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You’ll be ahead of the game this week if your plans make allowance for people who say one thing, then surprise you by doing another. It’s also possible that you will be the one requesting such an about-face. Getting alignment and full agreement between opposing parties is no simple task at present. The job is made easier by signaling your intentions early. Needed adjustments go more smoothly on the 21st. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


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5. “___ for the poor” 9. “Mi chiamano Mimi,” e.g. 13. Bunches

61. Lid or lip application 62. Channel

14. Bottom 16. A beautiful lady 18. Clear, as a disk 19. Reduce, as expenses 20. Acclivity 22. Behind 25. Guide 27. Representation 32. “Duck soup!” 33. Carbonium, e.g. 34. Crow’s home 35. Same old, same old 36. Part of a board 39. ___ grass 40. “Cut it out!” 42. Two year old sheep 43. “Cast Away” setting 44. Illegally sold 48. Unpaid debt 49. Demands

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Putting Her Heart and Soul Into Law The second graduate of Willamette College of Law’s 3+3 program hopes to use the law to improve people’s lives. Usually, professors inspire students. But this year, former Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice and Willamette law faculty member Paul De Muniz found himself particularly impressed by one of his student’s dedication and commitment to social justice. De Muniz JD’75 worked with Lauren Sharkey ’15, JD’17 through the Street Law program, which introduces high school students to the legal field and its career prospects.

Lauren Sharkey – photo by Frank Miller

Sharkey approached De Muniz, Willamette College of Law’s distinguished jurist-inresidence, to be a faculty advisor. He says her remarkable efforts developed Street Law into a program far beyond any expectations.

“I was inspired by my relationship with her and the students, who are now seeing a path forward,” he says. “It was her priority to affect the lives of those young people.” As this year’s executive director, Sharkey initiated Street Law’s first three-day mock trial, presided over by Judge Darleen Ortega of the Oregon Court of Appeals. She also introduced a mentorship program that pairs law students with youth from Willamette Academy, the university’s initiative providing academic support to young members of communities that are historically underrepresented at colleges. ACADEMIC FAST-TRACK Universities in California, New York and Washington offered Sharkey a spot in their undergraduate programs, but she chose Willamette’s accelerated 3+3 law program, which allowed her to finish a bachelor’s degree and law degree in six years instead of seven. Sharkey is only the second graduate of the program.

Light the way to a cure.

From an early age, Sharkey was certain she wanted a law career. Growing up in Oak Harbor, Washington, she immersed herself in legal thrillers by John Grisham and Lisa Scottoline. She watched television shows like “Law & Order” that offered insights into the challenges and impact of a law career. While these books and shows sparked her interest in the field, she also appreciated the complexities of law, which she says doesn’t always “have a black and white answer.” Even before she arrived at Willamette, Sharkey was on the academic fast-track. She spent her summers at Brown, American and Stanford universities attending weeks-long law programs designed for high school students. She also enrolled in a dual-credit program with her local community college. By the time she graduated, she had earned an associate’s degree and was fully prepared to study politics and go to law school.

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A MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE Sharkey made full use of her time at Willamette Law, including working for Willamette Law Online, a publication summarizing U.S. Supreme Court cases and Oregon Court opinions that shape law in the Pacific Northwest, and becoming an editor and writer for the Oregon Courts. But she considers her involvement with Street Law the centerpiece of her time at college. After her own experience with expensive high school law programs, she particularly appreciated Street Law’s goal of offering youth interaction with law students, attorneys and judges for free. “High school is the ideal time to really instill information everyone should know, like how to access the law and how to interact with police,” she says. “Street Law is where I poured my heart and soul and time, and it’s been my pride and joy.” After she takes Oregon’s bar exam, Sharkey wants to continue to make a direct impact on people’s lives. In the future, she wants to work in appellate courts, likely somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. “The reality of the work is a lot of research and writing,” she says. “But on a more philosophical level, the appellate courts are where you impact and possibly change law.”

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By Carey Ross Alien: Covenant: "Alien," Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi masterpiece, is, hands down, the single most terrifying movie I have ever seen. As such, I could not be happier he’s returned to the universe he created–and shows what he and his long-running franchise are made of.  (R • 2 hrs.) Beauty and the Beast: This is the movie that caused people to lose their head over its openly gay character while they simultaneously glossed over the fact it is also a love story between a teenaged girl and the giant water buffalo who kidnaps her. Tale as old as time, indeed.  (PG • 2 hrs. 9 min.) The Boss Baby: This animated movie in which a business-minded infant becomes the CEO of a major corporation is obviously based on a true story because have you ever been around a baby? Those tiny tyrants are pretty much the bosses of whatever situation they’re in.  (PG • 1 hr. 37 min.) The Circle: With such talent as Tom Hanks, Emma Watson, Patton Oswalt, John Boyega, writer Dave Eggers, and director James Ponsoldt involved, I figured everyone could be asleep or on life support and this movie would still be at least mediocre. Turns out, it’s dead on arrival.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 50 min.) Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul: Never has a franchise film been so perfectly named.  (PG • 1 hr. 30 min.)

them hostage somewhere.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 37 min.) Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: Like everyone else, I was completely charmed and entertained by the first installment of this unorthodox superhero franchise. Rocket might get all the one-liners and all the press, but long live Baby Groot!  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 17 min.)


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How To Be a Latin Lover: Eugenio Derbez got his start at 12 years old in a telenovela and has gone on to build a media empire. Now, the hugely influential Latino star is poised for crossover success in this movie that I would only see if doing so would actually save someone’s life.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 55 min.)

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The Zookeeper’s Wife: Based on the bestselling true story of a couple (Jessica Chastain stars as the titular wife) living in a bombed-out Polish zoo during World War II, where they care for the remaining animals– and rescue some 300 Jews, mostly from the Warsaw Ghetto.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 4 min.)

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For Anacortes theater showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.

Are you ready to perform? Do you love to sing? Do you have a group or band that would like a spot on the big stage at the Oak Harbor Music Festival? Your chance is here again! Island County teens are invited to enter the TEEN TALENT CONTEST to win the chance to perform LIVE at the Oak Harbor Music Festival on Sunday, Sept. 3.

For help uploading your videos, contact Jessica Aws, teen librarian, at 360-675-6000 or jaws@sno-isle.org to make an appointment.

Create an audition video of your group or solo performance

Attach your entry and email your submission to music@oakharborfestival.com


Finalists will compete live for four stage slots at the festival

For teens ages 12 - 18 or grades 6 - 12. For full contest rules and submission guidelines, visit oakharborfestival.com. Supported by the Oak Harbor Music Festival.

OAK HARBOR LIBRARY 1000 SE Regatta Drive 360-675-5115


Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please contact your library with two weeks advance notice. This event/activity is NOT sponsored by the school district and the district assumes no responsibility for the conduct/safety of the event/activity. The district does not sponsor/ guarantee any of the information in these materials. Parents/guardians must review the information and decide on its appropriateness for their family as an individual decision.

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Ceramics: 1st - Nicole Sanchez (OHHS); 2nd Tatum Cook (OHHS); 3rd - Lilia Child (OHHS) Shutterbug Award: Caillee Hodges (OHHS)

Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, April 21 2:49pm, SW 6th Ave. Male walking down street, says he fell out of a vehicle. Unknown as to where it occurred. Needs medical attention. 11:52pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising he is a bouncer at location. Subject at location told reporting party “You’re gonna end up like your dad.” Reporting party is concerned because his dad is dead. Ongoing issue. SATURDAY, April 22 3:33pm, NE 9th Ave. Caller reporting wolf running up and down street wearing a collar. Reporting party believes dog is at least ½ wolf. 8:09pm, N Oak Harbor St. Female caller advising every time she tries to break up with subject he throws a temper tantrum. Caller advising they are fighting now and is verbal only. Male is slamming doors. 8:48pm, N Oak Harbor St. Calling states law enforcement was just there and now subject has left and will have to sleep out in the cold. Caller states if law enforcement finds subject tell him he can come home and does not have to sleep out in the cold. SUNDAY, April 23 12:55pm, SE Pioneer Way Caller reporting woman taking off her clothes in middle of the road. Correction: on sidewalk. She threw her bag up and started throwing clothes out. She is smoking a cigarette. 3:28pm, SE Erie St. Caller advising found a note in the handicap stall of bathroom asking for help. TUESDAY, April 25 12:28pm, SR 20 Caller found marijuana in bathroom. Wants to know how to dispose of it. 12:38pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising subject put items in his bag and left store. Running behind the store. 2:38pm, NE Izett St. Reporting party is advising a middle aged man handing books to the children. Caller feels this is inappropriate and doesn’t know what type of books they are. THURSDAY, April 27 4:32pm, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting party states her husband’s friends are harassing her. 8:21pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising someone gave her a suspicious check. MONDAY, May 1 9:53pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising subject driving with dog outside of the car on a leash. TUESDAY, May 2 2:18pm, SW 8th Ave Reporting party advising someone was at her back door, crouched at the dog door. 1:26pm, SW Fleet St. Reporting party advising caregiver found raccoons in the fireplace. 4:32pm, SE 9th Ave. Caller advising her house is wired and she wants to speak to an officer.

9:57pm, SW Rock Rose Dr. Reporting party advising car with loud muffler traveling around the roundabout. WEDNESDAY, May 3 10:13am, SR 20 Reporting party advising he found a suitcase full of mail in the doorway. 2:58pm, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising someone dumped a couch a year ago at location. 2:58pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising parent deliberately left toddler in parking lot. 4:07pm, SW 24th Ave. Caller reporting her husband is missing. He walked out the door 10 minutes ago. 10:32pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller advising neighbors have mobile meetings and groups stand outside when meetings are done and talk loudly. THURSDAY, May 4 8:00am, SR 20 Caller requesting welfare check on male subject in locked bathroom.

[Submitted by Meg Eisenbraun, AAUW Whidbey Island Branch]

The XII x XII x XII Art Show Returns It’s been twelve years since the original XII x XII show at the Front Room Gallery at Bayview Corner, to celebrate, twelve artists will gather to show their artwork in June, with each original creation no larger than 12 inches. The twelve Whidbey Island women artists participating are: Danielle Bodine, Diane Divelbess, Meredith Macleod, Susanne Newbold, Natalie Olsen, Bergen Rose, Sharon Shoemaker, Molly Shoup, Sharon Spencer, Sue Taves, Sandra Whiting and Nadine Zackrisson.

These artists are displaying an impressive variety of original artwork in many mediums including painting, etching, hand pulled prints, photography, oil, acrylic, and mixed media painting. Three-dimensional work includes bronze and stone sculpture, hand carved gourd vessels, hand made books, and mixed media sculpture. In keeping with the “12” theme, the size of all the work in the show is 12 inches or less. Also open during this time is the Treasure Trove, a mini gallery featuring the work of Keke Cribbs and other island artists, in the small room adjoining the Front Room Gallery. The Front Room Gallery, upstairs at Bayview Corner, is located at 5603 S. Bayview Road in Langley, WA. [Submitted by Sue Taves]

4:30pm, SE Regatta Dr. Reporting party advising cougar walking in the area.

Help the Whidbey Camano Land Trust celebrate the magic of our Islands with your best outdoor photos! Everyone is invited to participate and each photographer can submit up to five photos. Winning photos will be featured in the 2018 Whidbey Camano Land Trust Calendar. The deadline to submit photos is July 9, 2017. All photos must be taken on Whidbey or Camano Islands and meet certain requirements. Details, as well as a slideshow of last year’s winning month photos can be found at www.wclt.org/get-involved/calendar-photocontest. The Land Trust printed 800 of its 2017 calendars, which featured photos from 22 photographers and were sold at more than 25 retail locations throughout our community. Thanks to local business sponsorship, proceeds from calendar sales support the work of the Land Trust.

5:53pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party advising on her back patio window she can see something dangling from the upstairs balcony. FRIDAY, May 5 8:53am, E Whidbey Ave Reporting party advising she purchased a house and believes the person who sold it to her entered house without permission. 3:03pm, SW 11th Ct. Reporting party advising she hears animals under the floor in her house. 3:35pm, SW 6th Ave. Reporting party advising subject sending texts using “threatening undertones.” 5:44pm, NE Redwing Dr. Reporting party advising her car was repossessed and she needs to find the car. 5:30pm, NW Elwha St. Reporting party advising that while she was on husband’s Facebook she saw a post saying he blows pot smoke in his kids face. 7:41pm, SE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising homeless kids are tampering with her home and her food. 8:34pm, SW Barlow St. Reporting party advising subject standing at corner flailing arms and screaming. 8:51pm, SE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising female in their bathroom is yelling to herself. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

[Submitted by Pam Dill]

Local Business News Peoples Bank Names Carron Chernobieff as New Branch Manager in Oak Harbor

The show opens June 1 and will be open through June 30 from 11:00am to 5:00pm daily. Join the artists for the opening reception 5:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday, June 2 for food and drink and a celebration of art making.

12:26pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting someone put a deceased seagull in the dumpster.

5:23pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising a lady in the store took a cell phone photo of her son’s vehicle and believes she may be upset over her son pulling into the parking lot.

Equalization Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, June 13, 2017. For additional information, please contact Don Mason, BOE Program Coordinator, at (360) 679-7379 or by e-mail at donma@co.island.wa.us

Fourth Annual Whidbey Camano Land Trust Photo Contest

[Submitted by Stephanie Wiegand, WCLT]

Seeking Applicants for Board of Equalization The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill three positions on the Board of Equalization. Two of those positions are alternates. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Board of Equalization members for 3 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Board of Equalization consists of 5 members and 2 alternates. The Board of Equalization renders decisions on taxpayer petitions for property tax equalization. The majority of meetings are held at the Courthouse in Coupeville, with periodic hearings scheduled on Camano Island. All qualified applicants shall be county residents, shall neither be a holder of public office nor an employee of any elected official, and may not have been employed by the Island County Assessor within the previous two years. Newly appointed members must complete the required training course/schooling within one year of appointment. Members are paid $100 per day during active service. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Board of

Peoples Bank recently appointed Carron Chernobieff as the new branch manager at the Peoples Bank Oak Harbor Financial Center, located at 275 S.E. Pioneer Way. Carron has worked in banking for 14 years and is a member of the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club of Oak Harbor. Carron has volunteered for Junior Achievement teaching students about money management, and loves to skydive, trapeze, hike, and spend time with her family. Helping clients succeed financially is a personal passion for Carron. “If I can change someone’s life financially just by sharing simplified financial solutions, than I feel fulfilled,” she said. Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent community bank with almost $1.5 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, Peoples Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 25 branches and three loan production offices located throughout Washington. In its most recent rating, Bauer Financial, a leading independent bank rating firm, awarded Peoples Bank a superior rating of five stars. This rating recognizes Peoples Bank’s strong financial management practices, dedicated employees and long standing customer relationships.

Whidbey Art Gallery in Langley Celebrates 25th Anniversary The Whidbey Art Gallery began selling artwork on Memorial Day weekend in 1992 on the sidewalk in front of The Raven Restaurant (now the Braeburn) during a Second Street Fair. Inside selling began in the front rooms of The Raven with the kitchen operating in the back. The gallery occupied several Langley storefronts before finding 220 Second Street in Langley. Originally, artwork occupied three rooms, then four and now features five rooms of art, a hallway of art and cards and outside sculptures along Frick Lane. Whidbey Art Gallery will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on Saturday, May 27, with a daylong celebration featuring Artists in Action on Frick Lane from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Artists will be demonstrating painting, jewelry making and digital photographic techniques. There will be rock painting from 10:00am to 5:00pm and an anniversary party from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in the gallery. There will be live music through the day into the evening. The Gallery features 35 artists who display a wide variety of work: Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor Painting, Jewelry, Metal Art, Ceramics, Textiles/ Fiber, Mixed Media, Sumi-e, Sculpture, Encaustic, Wooden Benches & Photography. Whidbey Art Gallery is located at 220 Second Street, Langley, WA. For more information, visit www.whidbeyartgallery.com or call (360) 221-7675.

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isms in mind after reading “The 100 Year Miracle,” Doc Martin will present an over view of the amazing microbial presence around us. Attendees will then have a chance to try their own hands at “painting” with luminous microbes. Call the Clinton library at (360) 431-4280 to pre-register.

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: M. Denis Hill Meet the Artist: Thursday, May 18, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Photographer Denis Hill will be at Penn Cove Gallery with some of his photographic equipment. Denis is based on Whidbey Island, specializing in the landscapes and structures in Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and the Pacific Northwest coast. He loves to share the beauty of the area.

When the Light Shines I’m Overcome . . . Artist Reception: Saturday, May 27, 7:00am-9:00pm Sunday, May 28, 11:00am-12:30pm Show continues through June UUCWI Art Gallery, Freeland Local artist Lisa Siders Kenney shares a collection of her transformative art pieces at UUCWI during the months of May & June. Using found or collected objects, Lisa elevates the ordinary and the grotesque into something bejeweled, dazzling, and alluring, while preserving its essence. UUCWI is located at 20103 SR 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.

Meetings & Organizations PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, May 24, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor The featured speaker will be Colonel Nancy McDaniel, USAF, MSC (Retired) with a comprehensive description of military sites of Puget Sound. The purview will include military historical sites in the twelve counties and described with an emphasis on the unique things which happened there. McDaniel is a Washington State native and brings a perspective on the contributions that the military has had on Western Washington. The public is invited to this monthly no-host luncheon. The CPO Club is located at 1080 Ault Field Rd. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information.

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Whidbey Weekly Sound Pounders Rhythm Circle Sunday, March 28, 5:30pm Freeland Library This small group of amateur rhythm lovers invites others to join the fun. We meet once or twice a month on Sundays, after the library has closed, with spontaneous rhythms from 5-6:30 pm followed by appetizer potluck until 7:00pm. Bring a drum or other percussion instrument if you can. It’s also fine to show up empty-handed. For more information, email satire3001@aol.com

Divorce Care and DC4kids Every Sunday, 5:00pm Living Word Church, Oak Harbor 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.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Whidbey Island Fourth Thursday, 7:00pm-8:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland NAMI is the largest grassroots organization dedicated to making life better for people with a mental illness and their friends and loved ones. The group is nonreligious but meets at Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 State Route 525. It isn’t necessary to preregister. Please contact Kathy Chiles, (206) 218-6449 or k.chiles22@live.com for more information.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Every Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm Every Sunday, 7:00pm-8:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland SLAA is a 12-step fellowship for those who wish to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. We offer relief for both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex, and those with relationship-related compulsivity. We provide an environment free from shame and abuse where all can feel safe to share what they think and feel. You are not alone. For more information call (360)9894248.

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will walk on trails of fir and conifer forest, and sit on remnants of native growth to bring new meaning to our personal tales and deep memories. No preparation or previous experience necessary. Cost is $55, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information or to register, call (303) 946-0158 or email bstonepolarbears@isomedia.com

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Sam Abell Lecture & Photo Presentation

is 10:00am-11:00am. For more information, call Shelly Weeks at (360) 207-9039 or (360) 240-1770. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

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Sunday, May 21, 7:00pm Pacific NorthWest Art School, Coupeville

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, May 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, May 20, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $25 This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range, located at 886 Gun Club Road, off Oak Harbor Road. Students can register online at nrainstructors.org For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at (360) 675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com. Additional information can be found at www.northwhidbeysportsmen.org.

Story Circle Workshop Saturday, May 20, 10:00am-2:00pm Pacific Rim Institute, Coupeville Barbara Stone brings her original style to this imaginative workshop. You will learn to structure and tell your personal narratives to a group of respectful listeners. The Pacific Rim Institute is a perfect setting for this creative and reflective experience. We

Enjoy a lecture and photo presentation from the one and only Sam Abell of National Geographic fame. Sam has been teaching a master level photography class for PNWAS for 17 years. While he is here teaching he generously offers an evening lecture open to the public. If you have heard Sam present before, or this is your first time, it is always a memorable experience. This is a free event, so grab and friend and come enjoy! For more information, call (360) 678-3396 or visit www.pacificnorthwestartschool.org

National Scrapbook Day Fun Friday, May 26, 9:30am-5:00pm Saturday, May 27, 9:30am-5:00pm Two fun-filled days to preserve your special memories. Registration includes: gifts, challenges, prizes, drawings, ideas, inspiration, morning goodies, lunch and most importantly, Fun and Fellowship. All levels welcome - beginners or experienced. Bring what you have or supplies also available for purchase. Come both days and you can leave your things over night. Cost $25-$28 per day. Event is held in my Oak Harbor home. Contact Nancy for a registration form. Seating is limited, your seat is confirmed when your registration form and fee is received. Nancy Cunningham, Creative Memories Independent Advisor, (808) 779-8280 or picsonapage@gmail.com.

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

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REAL ESTATE WANTED Seeking South Whidbey rental: June-December (while our new house is being built). Senior couple, no pets. House or even RV okay. Thank you, Tom and Claudia. (253) 839-4077 (1) 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.

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES St. Mary Annual Indoor Garage Sale: Friday, May 19 & Saturday, May 20, 9am-4pm, St. Mary Catholic Church, Coupeville. A wonderful selection of Estate-quality used items and plants too. Free coffee for all shoppers. Shop, then enjoy the Water Festival! St. Mary is located at 207 N. Main St. Relay For Life Community Yard Sale: Saturday, May 20, 8am-1pm, 32630 SR 20, Oak Harbor (Located in the lot next to the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce). Teams will be in one location selling treasures and all proceed go towards Relay For Life. 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 Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (360) 221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. 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@ servalt-cfs.com 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@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSou 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. Victim Support Services has Advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line (888) 388-9221. Free Service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org

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: reception@islandseniorservices.org

JOB MARKET Need help lawn mowing. I have a walk behind mower. In Coupeville on bus line. Call Hank, (360) 678-7591 (3) PT HELP: Apple-A-Day Cafe, located within Island Drug in Oak Harbor, is now hiring for part-time help. Apply at Island Drug, 32170 SR 20, Oak Harbor (3) FULL, PT AND SEASONAL OPENINGS: Whidbey Seatac Shuttle is hiring a Charter Manager, Drivers and Reservationist/CSR. Details at: Seatacshuttle.com/employment.php Or Call (360) 679-4003 (3) PT Evening Janitorial – Oak Harbor/Coupeville: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 23 hours per week. Start time flexible (after 6:30pm/ earlier on Saturday); compensation, $12 per hour, parttime; Earn part-time income of $1000+ per month! Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass


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www.whidbeyrentals.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite 2 • Oak Harbor • 360-675-9596 background/drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. Email: susan.valenzuela@ ybswa.net (2) ASST COOK AND RELIEF COOK: Meals on Wheels is hiring an Asst. Cook and Relief Cook. Apply now if you enjoy cooking & working in a friendly environment. Permanent, part-time, 21 hrs/ wk. (6AM to 1PM Mon/Wed/ Fri) or Relief Cook opportunity. Wage DOE. Quantity cooking experience, dependable, team player, able to lift 50 pounds. Pick up application at Island Senior Resources, ISR, South Whidbey Center, 14594 SR 525, Langley or call (360) 3211621 or (360) 321-1634 for more details. ISR is an EOE. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Sound Water Stewards of Island County is now hiring a parttime Executive Director. Degree in field related to marine environment; 3 years successful experience: management, technical (web) proficiency, grant success, volunteer coordination, communications, PR, agency collaboration. Contact: board@soundwaterstewards. org (1) Need yard work help: Coupeville on bus line. Call Hank, (360) 678-7591 (1) DIETARY AIDE, HOUSEKEEPER, CAREGIVERS/CNAs: Regency is hiring for a FT Dietary Aide, PT Housekeeper, and FT/ PT Caregivers/CNA’s. Please apply in person at 1040 SW Kimball Drive. (0) 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

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LESSONS 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.

APPLIANCES Whirlpool electric stove with four burners and single oven. Four years old, clean and in very good condition, $75. (360) 321-6031 (1)

you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Horse Tack for Sale: Synthetic saddles, English & Western, $50 each OBO; Lots of miscellaneous other tack and farm equipment available, call (360) 678-4124 for more information (0) 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.

FREE 20” Curtis Mathes TV with remote. Old style, works great. (360) 221-8858 (1)

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LAWN AND GARDEN 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

MISCELLANEOUS Delta table saw. Custom stand, 1-hp motor, cast iron table, $175. (360) 222-3095 (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 Puzzle 1 (Easy, difficulty rating 0.38)

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