Whidbey Weekly, July 13, 2017

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SEAFOOD BUFFET IN JULY! With the month of July here, the seafood options get a boost! As of July 1, the summer Dungeness crab season has begun in most of the surrounding marine areas, along with the start of summer salmon season, so together it means good eating! Things have remained the same this year for our crabbing opportunities - five male hard shell Dungeness, 6 ¼ inches minimum, six male or female Redrock crabs, 5 inch minimum - per day. To catch crabs, I use saved salmon and bottom fish carcasses, raw chicken pieces, cat food, and if I have them, I will partially crack open a couple large clams and add them to my other baits. I have cooked my keeper crabs a couple different ways over the years. I’ve cooked them whole, shell and all, and cooked them free of the back shell, lungs and entrails. I now only cook them pre-cleaned. I learned a great tip from a friend for natural great tasting crab. Next time on your way back to the boat ramp, scoop up a 5 gallon bucket of saltwater and boil the crabs in it. The natural salt and minerals in the water gives the crab a mild ocean flavor and wonderful taste. When you are finished cooking, be sure to dump the saltwater away from your flowers and trees.


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Over the 4th of July weekend, I traveled east over Highway 20 and visited the Marblemount Fish Hatchery. The hatchery personnel were busy tending and monitoring close to 200 beautiful Chinook Salmon for spawning. These adult fish will help provide some of the juvenile salmon that will be cared for and released into the Cascade and Skagit River and will return four years from now. There are good reports of 6 to 10 pound hatchery Chinooks being caught in Marine Areas 6 and 7. Tide Point, Thatcher Pass and Lopez Flats is where some of these fish came from. Kings tend to be early morning biters so, if your schedule allows it, set out early for the best action. No reports of Coho yet, and only 7 Skagit River Sockeye that I know of. There was pretty heavy gill netting over the holiday weekend in the small stretch of water from the mouth of the Baker River to the Lowell Patterson Bridge. WDFW has transported roughly 550 adult Sockeye from the Baker River trap into the Baker Lake reservoir which is open to fishing July 8 with a four fish daily limit. Stop by Outdoor Adventures in the town of Concrete and talk to Harry, he will give you the latest information along with

hot Sockeye rigs from the past few years and what this year’s trend could be to hook these tasty fish. He's open Tuesday thru Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm. Marine Area 9 will be open for Salmon July 16. This area is very productive for Chinook, Coho, and Pink salmon all in a very short boat ride. Just around the rock jetty east of the boat launch and Keystone ferry landing is Admiralty Bay and all along the gravely shore will be good fishing. Troll from 40 to 80 feet here, shallower for Pinks and Coho, and then ease out to deeper water for Kings. While trolling shallow, be sure to give plenty of room to the bank fishermen, those who have spooled up with braided line can cast out quite far. There are a few other close areas where fish will be gathered in numbers to feed and navigate around. One such example is Mid Channel Bank. This underwater hump stretches north to south and is located westerly near Port Townsend. This happens to be the first area my son and I hooked our first Kings while trolling! We were using a green and silver flasher with a solid green large hoochie with white eyes. Heading south away from Admiralty Bay is Lagoon Point. This is the first of two fishy points along the Whidbey Island side that have been hot spots for Coho for many years. I've seen fishermen put the bow of their boats into the current when it is rushing off the point, and with their boats in gear hold them steady in this current, then let out the trolling gear and hook Coho. This boat positioning can be a way to put your gear right in their faces, it is also easy to break away from to make a pass out into slower, deeper water to locate other fish in the area. Something to keep in mind when fishing around Lagoon Point for Coho is, in past years the Coho have been caught in unusually deep water, the fish were located out near the shipping lanes in 300 feet of water. I believe this in an exception, not the rule. The other point that holds a lot of fish is Bush Point. It does not have the same rush of water Lagoon Point has but a lot of Coho fishermen head straight for Bush because of its fishy reputation. Salmon are predators just like large mouth bass, they ambush herring and other small baitfish and points of land are where tide flow, wind and changing current push these baitfish. Remember, "points point to fish."

Zachary and Darby Loescher with an area 7 Chinook

The next few months will be full of crabbing opportunities and good fishing, enjoy the summer salmon while they're here. Get the BBQ fired up and the crab pot boiling! As always, please check the regulations and visit the WDFW web site (wdfw.wa.gov) before heading out to fish. GOOD LUCK out there! Sharpen or change your hooks often and try not to troll more that 15 minutes without checking your gear. Above are a couple pictures of successful crabbers and fishermen.

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Sir Prize Upon returning from the wilds of Chinook Pass last week, where fear-laced driving meets acrophobia, I was greeted with more than a few “Happy Birthdays” from smiling locals. How did they know? Apparently, our free weekly paper placed several photos of me, many by photographer David Welton, on page three. This also explains why Dr. Perkins' office called to remind me of my cleaning this morning. In one picture, my teeth looked as yellow as my sombrero. Sounds like a Stan Borenson song. Thanks to all of you for this surprise. A shocker it was. I surprised my father once. He told me never to do it again. The surprise? After attending Grandma's funeral with Dad, I dropped him off at the St. Louis airport so he could fly home comfortably while I drove my non air-conditioned Volvo seven hundred miles to Oil City, Pennsylvania. I only stopped for fuel so I could beat him home, answering the door when Dad arrived from the Chess Lamberton airport in Franklin, the following day. Dad, a bit tweaked and startled, made me go right to bed, at high noon. Given the look Dad had on his face when I opened the front door of his apartment, make that “low noon.” Quandary near the laundry Author/artist Jody Bone, www.jodybone. com, just stopped me in the middle of spilling my coffee to ask why bunnies attempt to be committing hari kari or sepuku on local roads. “They stop and stare and look right at you while you are driving along. They are frozen, not moving one bit, right until you get really close in your vehicle, then they dart right out, trying to get run over. I think you need to explain this to your readers.” And then she did her Jody laugh. How can I refuse? As an amateur bunny whisperer, and a feeder of wild bunnies for over a decade, I asked one of my generational wild bunnies about the alleged hari kari hare scare. The he or she bunny seemed to be saying, in a hippity-hop sort of way, “Well, Jim, it isn't that we are trying to get run over. Oh contrare says the hare, as we are trying to get you locals speeding on the back roads to swerve to miss us so you'll run into a ditch and slow down. We call it runny bunny roulette.” I hope Jody reads this. When she had swerved to avoid the Newman Road bunny, I was laughing so hard I spilled my coffee. I had whispered to the bunny when to head for her front left tire. Reader's Digest South Whidbey needs a boatload barrage of votes in the next twenty-four hours to win first place as The Nicest Place in America. Of course, we who live on the south end are happy and proud to have been selected out of several hundred entries to be one of the top ten finalists. The last time I was in the top ten, it was a police line-up. To vote quickly, and more than once, go to http://www.rd.com/nicest-placescontest. The deadline has been extended until tomorrow, Friday, July 14. If you read this paper on the weekend, have another doughnut, you are too late. Wonder how Reader's Digest got www. rd.com address? You'd think the address would have gone to Rural Delivery.


Whidbey Weekly Seafood fun Last Friday, thanks to Teresa of Whidbey Weekly and our youthful crew of funsters, I had my first free meal at the Oak Harbor Seabolt's, menu and more at www.seabolts. com. It had been many years ago that our family had enjoyed the Seabolt's chowder and more at their shop on the right hand side of the highway, before heading north to cross the Deception Pass Bridge. At least I think that was Seabolt's. TJ had the clam chowder. Teresa had the clam strips and chips. Kathy had the clam chowder. Roosevelt ate little, having too much fun showing pictures of himself hanging with the Seattle Storm players. Eric ate alone, with one lonely crab cake, having arrived late due to traffic after his Whidbey Island Fair meeting with fair manager Carol Coble. The price one pays to be publisher. I dusted the delicious fried prawns, chips, cole slaw, and enough root beer to make it almost to Greenbank. Thanks to all of my table mates for fun with fish on a Friday. Kathy Reed's Oak Leaf Botanical Vanilla Lip Balm was the perfect dessert. Check out Kathy's other health and beauty and picnic delights at www. oakleafbotanicals.com. Tell her the guy who needed to shave and who sat across from her at lunch cannot stop talking about the quality of her creations. In fact, I just ordered five different flavored lip balms from her web site, and I only have one pair of lips. Ate a kit While snooping in the laundry room at a recent house sitting job, I spotted a pristine blue leather bound copy of the 1937 book Etiquette by Emily Post. My heart skipped a beat when I opened the book to page 754How to eat asparagus. My heart fluttered at page 761 when I read, “Do not suck an orange in a restaurant, or at a table anywhere, unless at a picnic.”

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Blooming Season Concerts 2017 Art & Gift Show

TRIO NOUVEAU July 15 1-3pm

Friday, July 14; Saturday, July 15; Sunday, July 16 Friday and Saturday - 10:00am - 6:00pm Sunday - 10:00am - 5:00pm Coupeville Recreation Hall (corner of Coveland and Alexander Sts.)

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Bring your blankets, beverages & picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream & lavender lemonade available while you relax and enjoy the music.

July 22 Wild Man Cooley July 29 Skinny Tie Jazz Aug 5 Tryptych

Free ~ donations accepted.

Over fifteen artists will show and sell a wide variety of both traditional and nontraditional art.

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Then, my heart began racing like a dog chasing a Fed Ex truck when I saw the sentence on page 755 advising “breakfast bacon should be eaten with a fork.” Emily, are you forking with us? What about brunch? Emily Price became the wife of noted banker Edwin Main Post in 1892. After being blackmailed while having affairs with chorus girls and fledgling actresses, hubby Edwin was turned into Emily's whipping Post, as she divorced him in 1905. Edwin is not mentioned by name in Emily's chapter about the fundamentals of good behavior. I wonder if she was thinking of her ex on page 617 when she wrote “No gentleman goes to a lady's house if he is affected by alcohol.” That sentence might look good on a Post-it note on any lady's front door. Emily caught the etiquette bug and attended Miss Graham's finishing school in NYC. Yet, Emily was not finished there, writing five novels, short stories, magazine articles on architecture and interior design, and publishing in 1916 her book, By Motor to the Golden Gate, sharing a road trip she made from New York to San Francisco with her son Edwin and a friend.

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In her review of Laura Claridge's 2008 biography of Post, The New York Times' Dinitia Smith explained why Post filled the public's need for etiquette info and self-help instruction: “Men had to be taught not to blow their noses into their hands or to spit tobacco onto ladies’ backs.” We've come a short way, boys. Somebody tell the baseball players. In closing, next time you pick up a piece of bacon with your hands, try not to think of Emily Post. In fact, next time you enjoy a BLT, have fun with it. Use a fork. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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Bits & Pieces Letters to the Editor Editor, On the evening of June 28th we came into Coupeville by motor vessel to have some mussels at the Front Street Grill. We anchored east of the wharf and took our dingy over to the wharf and when we tied up, we were informed that we would be charged $10.00 to tie our dingy up while we went ashore to have dinner in Coupeville. $10.00 for 3 hours?! In fact, we can tie up our 53 foot motor vessel in Shilshole Marina in Seattle for 4 hours for free! We have been coming to Coupeville for years to enjoy Penn Cove mussels at the source and were extremely disappointed to be charged $10.00 to park a 7 foot dingy while we went ashore to dine. We have been cruising around the Pacific Northwest for years and have never experienced such a ridiculous policy. In fact in most marinas, dingy tie-ups are provided free of charge to promote the local businesses ashore. Unfortunately, the Front Street Grill lost $100 in revenue and the town of Coupeville lost its sales tax revenue because of the stupid and short sighted policies that your Port Commissioners have put in place. Good Luck with attracting boaters to Coupeville! Sadly disappointed,

again represent Island Transit at the Washington State Bus Roadeo sponsored by WSDOT, Washington State Transit Association, and Washington State Transit Insurance Pool. Eligibility requirements are based on establishing positive reinforcement for operators who are sincerely dedicated to providing the best of service, courtesy, and safety to Island Transit customers. The course is based on ten problem areas encountered on a daily basis, and is a seven minute, scored event. It tests driving skills and safety training. [Submitted by Meg Heppner, Island Transit]

Runway Closures at Ault Field Routine annual repairs to Runway 7/25 at Ault Field are scheduled from July 10 through August 30, 2017. During that time planes can only take off and land heading either northwest or southeast using Runway 14/32, and are more likely to use a landing approach and departure that brings aircraft over eastern Oak Harbor and northern Camano Island. Under single runway operating conditions, the air station is limited to the choice of only two directions for take-off and landing rather than the usual four. That choice is based on the prevailing wind direction at the time. Scheduled maintenance dates may shift due to early completion or work stoppage due to weather. As a reminder, NAS Whidbey Island established a comment line and email address where community members can express their thoughts, concerns, and issues. The new phone number for this service, including noise complaints or concerns, is (360) 257-6665. The phone messaging system is undergoing repairs. People are encouraged to use the alternative email for comments to “comments. NASWI@navy.mil”.

Gregg Conlee, Vashon Island

[Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Coast Guard Training at NAS Whidbey Island

Porch Stories at Island County Museum

U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training from July 12 and 13, 2017, on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island near the Crescent Harbor housing community.

A free “Porch Stories” educational series will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00pm to 2:30pm throughout the summer on the porch of the Island County Historical Society Museum in Coupeville – at the foot of the historic Coupeville Wharf. Topics presented cover those of historic interest from the Central Whidbey region & vary weekly. Check the museum website (www.islandhistory.org) or Facebook (Island County Historical Society & Archives) for topics as scheduled. The “Porch Stories” series is made possible by support from Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, Friends of Ebey’s, Windermere Real Estate, Whidbey Island Bank, & the Island County Historical Society.

The purpose of this exercise will be to gauge proficiency within the skills of individual and squad movement techniques. During this period, the Coast Guard training will include land navigation, squad movements, tactical combat casualty care, and the setup of a Tactical Operation Center and Expeditionary Base Camp. People around Crescent Harbor may notice tactical response team movement including blank fire weapons training and smoke grenades. If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Public Affairs office at NAS Whidbey Island, (360) 257-2286. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

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This concert is generously sponsored by Whidbey Telecom. You can sample the orchestra’s music at http:// www.moonlightswingorchestra.org/ New this year: The Rotary Club will be hosting a beer/wine garden at the concerts, so bring cash and photo I.D. to enjoy a beverage at the show! Proceeds from the garden will benefit the future Amphitheater Project at Community Park. The big band will be playing a nonstop set from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Wednesday, July 19 at Community Park at 5495 Maxwelton Road in Langley, WA as part of the summer Concerts in the Park series. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch the show! Bring a picnic dinner, grab a blanket or lawn chair, and invite your family and friends to this FREE concert series! More information about Concerts in the Park can be found at http://www.swparks.org/ special_events.html [Submitted by Carrie Monforte, SWPRD]

Garden Critters and Horn Concert at Tilth July 16 Deer Lagoon Grange and South Whidbey Tilth invite kids of all ages to participate in the Critter categories listed on page 22 of the Whidbey Island Area Fair Premium Book. Come to a free workshop during Tilth’s Sunday market for demonstrations and hands-on help on July 16 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. “Grange Bux” will be distributed to critter creators aged 14 and younger to select from among the unusual veggies and fruit Tilth farmers will offer decorators for this fun pre Fair party. For more information, call Chuck Prochaska at (360) 222-3110. Shoppers and creators will have a blast while listening to the Whidbey Island Horn Club concert. Enjoy fresh produce, unique gifts and wonderful food and drink. SNAP and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC & Senior FMNP) customers are welcome. As always, seeking new vendors. There’s plenty of parking, a children’s play area and crafts, free Wi-Fi and clean restrooms. Look for the scarecrow on Highway 525 at 2812 Thompson Road, Langley. For more information, contact Market Manager Emma at (360) 321-0757 or email market@southwhidbeytilth.org [Submitted by Emma Geiger]

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Concerts in the Park Presents the Moonlight Swing Orchestra South Whidbey Parks & Recreation District (SWPRD) kicks off its FREE Summer Concerts in the Park series with the big band sounds of the Moonlight Swing Orchestra.

Hear the great sounds of Dorsey, Ellington, Miller, and Shaw, among others. The band is usually comprised of 17 instrumentalists and one or more vocalists. They hope you will


Are You Ready to Be an Entreprneur?

July is Independent Retailer Month. As you know, local stores bring vitality, creativity and economic growth to their communities, so it’s worth celebrating those “mom and pop” shops. But they aren’t the only entrepreneurs in the country – about 10 percent of workers in the U.S. are self-employed, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re thinking of joining these ranks, you may want to prepare yourself financially. For one thing, you may need to pay more in taxes, depending on your income. Self-employed individuals typically have to pay twice the amount in Social Security and Medicare taxes because they have to cover the portion that employers normally pay. Also, unless you’re fortunate enough to have a spouse who can put you on their employer-based health insurance, you’ll need to find your own, at least until you’re eligible for Medicare. Furthermore, you will need to take charge of your own retirement savings. Fortunately, several retirement plans are available to the self-employed. These plans typically offer tax-deferred growth potential and tax-deductible contributions. Here are a few options to consider:

• Owner-only 401(k) — This plan, which is also known as an individual 401(k), is available to self-employed individuals and business owners with no full-time employees other than themselves or a spouse. For 2017, you can put in up to 25 percent of your annual income as an “employer” contribution, and you can defer up to $18,000 (or $24,000 if you’re 50 or older). The sum of your employer contribution and your salary deferrals cannot exceed $54,000, or $60,000 if you’re 50 or older.

• SEP IRA — If you have just a few employees or are self-employed with no employees, you may want to consider a SEP IRA. You’ll fund the plan with tax-deductible contributions, and you must cover all eligible employees. As an employer, you can contribute the lesser of 25% of your compensation (if you’re also an employee of your own business) or $54,000.

• Solo defined benefit plan — Pension plans, also known as defined benefit plans, are still around — and you can set one up for yourself if you’re self-employed or own your own business. This plan has high contribution limits, which are determined by an actuarial calculation, and, as is the case with other retirement plans, your contributions are typically tax-deductible. • SIMPLE IRA — A SIMPLE IRA, as its name suggests, is easy to set up and maintain, and it can be a good plan if your business has fewer than 10 employees.

Although planning for your retirement is important, you also need to prepare for unanticipated short-term expenses, such as a major car repair or a new furnace. While everyone should be ready to meet these needs, it’s especially important if you’re self-employed and have a variable income. So, work to build an emergency fund containing three to six months’ worth of living expenses, with the money kept in a liquid, low-risk account. You may find self-employment to be quite rewarding — but you’ll likely enjoy it even more if you make the right financial moves.

Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should consult your attorney or qualified tax advisor regarding your situation.

Moonlight Swing’s performance last year brought a big crowd and SWPRD is excited to bring them back for another extraordinary performance at Concerts in the Park! Join them for an evening with the classic sounds of the Big Band Era at Community Park. With well over 200 years cumulative experience, the Moonlight Swing Orchestra consists of an eclectic group of musicians -instrumentalists and vocalists - many with professional experience, and the rest, talented amateurs, who all share the same love of performing this nostalgic music from the Big Bands. These friends have played together for over 15 years in the Greater Seattle and North Sound areas.

Island Transit is pleased to announce that Mark Vance of Island Transit is the SIX-time winner of the local 2017 Bus Roadeo. Mark will once

enjoy listening and dancing to this wonderful music as much as they enjoy playing it for you.


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Calling all gardeners and farmers to show off your best produce at the Whidbey Island Area Fair in Langley. It’s The Place to Be Seen in 2017 — July 20 through 23 to be exact. Every entry earns cash. The more entries this year yields more cash for entries next year.

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Deer Lagoon Grange and South Whidbey Tilth are coordinating the agriculture activi-

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JULY 13 - JULY 19, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. ties in the Burrier Building with the help of the Island County Conservation District, Washington State University Extension Island County and Whidbees. All items must be brought in between 1:00pm and 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 18 for judging. But first register online at www.whidbeyislandfair.com. Refer to the Premium List “Your Guide to Entering the Fair” found in local stores and on the Fair’s website. Rules for entering items in Department 204: Agriculture are on pages 20 to 22. Points are earned based on the Danish system, meaning if all the rules are followed the entry earns a blue ribbon worth 15 points. An example would be five green beans, and should be “young and tender without strings, smooth and uniform in shape and with no bulges in the pod.” Whether you are a backyard gardener or a professional farmer, everyone wants to see your best stuff. There are seven divisions from A to G in the Agriculture department. Each division includes a category for young people — youth. Within each division are numbered classes. Bring in vegetables, fruits, herbs, honey, grains-beans-seeds and compost. Division G is all about creative entries including scarecrows, people and animal critters, carved pumpkins or squash and the largest sunflower head. Save time by registering online now. On the website select “Exhibitors.” Once you have your password you can go to your list of entries and make changes and additions.

lenge for novice and rookie triathletes, while still challenging for competitive athletes. The spectacular course starts off with a half mile swim in Goss Lake, followed by a 19.5 mile bike course along the scenic island roads offering views of Saratoga Passage and the North Cascades. This popular annual physical challenge culminates with a 3.8 mile run through serene forest trails at Community Park. South Whidbey Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers in all areas, from trail marshals to clean-up crew. Over the course of 2 days, SWPR will need to fill over 100 volunteer positions. Approximately 300 athletes will be looking to volunteers for encouragement, assistance and support. Volunteers are the HEART of this event, and SWPR couldn’t do it without them. Join them for a fun and rewarding experience. Please encourage your friends, family or club to volunteer with you. For more information on volunteering, email programs@whidbey.com or call (360) 221-6788 or go straight online to sign up for a volunteer spot. http://signup.com/go/WuRMNaT For information about the triathlon and registration, visit: www.whidbeytriathlon.org. [Submitted by Carrie Monforte, SWPR Program Coordinator]

Skagit Valley College Cardinal Craft Brewing Program Earns Two Recognitions, Graduates 2nd Class of Brewers

[Submitted by Susan Prescott]

Whidbey Island Triathlon Celebrates 21st Year Seeks 100+ volunteers South Whidbey Parks and Recreation proudly announces the 21st annual Whidbey Island Triathlon set for Saturday, July 29. The Whidbey Triathlon, staged in the heart of breathtaking Whidbey Island, attracts all ages and abilities and is open to individual participants as well as team competitions. It is very popular in the Northwest as a first-time chal-


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Skagit Valley College is pleased to announce that SVC’s Cardinal Craft Brewing program has received the distinction, full Master Brewers Recognition by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA). To be considered for recognition, SVC’s program was reviewed by an MBAA team of volunteer professionals from human resources, brewing, and brewing academia. The threeyear recognition places SVC’s academy in the Post Secondary School - College Certificate or similar program.

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Master Brewers Association of the Americas was formed in 1887 with the purpose of promoting, advancing, and improving the professional interest of brew and malt house production and technical personnel. Today, Master Brewers is a dynamic, global community working to advance the brewing, fermentation, and allied industries by: advocating the exchange of knowledge; creating, assembling, interpreting, and disseminating credible and beneficial information; developing world-class education offerings; and providing valuable personal and professional development opportunities. MBAA has more than 4,000 members from more than 50 countries throughout the world. SVC is also pleased to announce that SVC’s Cardinal Craft Brewing won a silver medal at the Washington Beer Awards for its Smoked Scotch Ale at the fifth annual Washington Beer Awards®. More than 1,207 beers were entered in the competition by 165 Washington breweries. To be considered for the competition, all of the beers submitted must have been both brewed and made commercially available in the state of Washington. The entries were evaluated in a blind format using the Brewers Association Style Guidelines by panels of trained beer judges who awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements for each category grouping. The Cardinal Craft Brewing Academy also graduated its second class of brewers this month. Students began their internships in May at several area breweries and all have received their Brewing Certificates. Two of the brewing grads have already been hired. SVC’s program is the first to be offered among Washington’s community and technical colleges. The Academy is designed to provide students with a foundation of knowledge required for successful employment in the expanding craft brewing industry. SVC has collaborated with regional craft brewing, distilling, and malting professionals in its multidisciplinary program. Students learn brew science through hands-on experience in the brew lab and at local breweries. SVC’s Craft

Brewing Academy includes industry professionals teaching in the classroom, industry tours, and internship experiences at local breweries. SVC’s Advisory Committee is comprised of regional brewing professionals who have provided hands-on program and curriculum development. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, SVC Chief Public Information Officer]

Local Business News New Features at Garry Oak Gallery Garry Oak Gallery is featuring the Garry Oak Society‘s souvenirs and art created with Oak Harbor’s protected Garry Oak Trees which the city was named for. The society is committed to the stewardship of Garry Oak trees in Oak Harbor through outreach, education and preservation. More information is available online at www.ohgarryoaksociety.org. The gallery has new art for viewing and purchase created by local artists. The Gallery is changing and growing all the time as new art comes in, new artists display their art, and the artists expand their abilities. Garry Oak Gallery includes artist Jerry Pike, who studies and creates pre-Columbian pottery & sculpture, and Dan Ilsher, who does beautiful pottery with interesting glazes. Also jewelry artist Kent Sanders has his sterling silver and glass art jewelry. Stop by the Garry Oak Gallery at 830 SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. For more information, call (360) 240-0222.

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Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, July 13, 9:00am-5:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club. Please register online at www.psbc.org or 1-800-398-7888 for an appointment or as a walk-in. Please remember to bring your ID or Blood Donor card with you. The Lions will have treats and beverages for donors! The church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Live Music: Original Jim Thursday, July 13, 6:00pm 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

Live Music: Mussel Flats Friday, July 14, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Mussel Flats is a Classic Rock/Blues band made up of Mitch Aparicio (Drums), Rich Cannon (Lead Guitar), Doug Coutts (Sax/Vocals), Steve DeHaven (Vocals/Rhythm Guitar), and Mark Wacker (Bass). No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, July 15, 8:00am-12:00pm Whidbey Masonic Lodge 15, 804 N. Main, Coupeville Breakfast includes eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, juice & tea or coffee. $8/Adults, $4/ Children 12 & under, 3 and under free.

Blooming Season Concerts: Trio Nouveau Saturday, July 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville Bring your blankets, beverages & picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream and lavender lemonade available while you relax and enjoy the music. Free - donations accepted. Lavender Wind Farm is located at 2530 Darst Road. For more information, call (360) 544-4132.


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Live Music: Bays Family Irish Band Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm Deception Pass State Park Randal Bays is well known in the worldwide Irish music community as a fiddler and guitarist, and he has performed with many of the great Irish musicians of our time, touring North America, Ireland and Europe. Joining Bays are his wife, Susan Waters, on fiddle and vocals, and his sons Willie and Owen Bays on Irish flute and concertina. Part of the American Roots Music Series. Admission is free, but a Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to the state park. All performances are in the West Beach amphitheater on the Whidbey Island side of the park, weather permitting. If it’s raining, the performance will move to the East Cranberry Lake picnic shelter, also on the Whidbey Island side.

Live Music: Madeline Tasquin Saturday, July 15, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Accompanying herself on piano, guitar and ukulele, Canadian-Californian songcrafter Madeline Tasquin weaves from jazz folk to soul ballads in odd meters to playful harmonic pop to delicately dark musical fairytales, delivering it all with a stage presence that radiates joy. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Main Street Market Sunday, July 16, 11:00am-3:00pm Flintstone Park, Oak Harbor Great vendors, live music and food. Stop by and Spin to Win a coupon from downtown merchants. Take advantage of this coupon on Sunday and see what the merchants have to offer. Call (360) 279-8995 or visit oakharbormainstreet.com for more information.

Veteran Hiring Event Tuesday, July 18, 4:00pm-7:00pm Worksource Whidbey, Oak Harbor Skookum Contract Services is seeking hardworking veteran candidates. Full time on-base positions available to start October 1. Veterans with disabilities given extra consideration. Bring your resume and come ready to interview. For detailed job descriptions, visit www. WorkSourceWA.com, choose Island County for location and search “Skookum.” For more information, email wadamek@esd.wa.gov

Concerts in the Park: Moonlight Swing Orchestra Wednesday, July 19, 6:30pm-8:00pm Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley Free Hear the great sounds of Dorsey, Ellington,

Miller, and Shaw, among others. The band is usually comprised of 17 instrumentalists and one or more vocalists. They hope you will enjoy listening and dancing to this wonderful music as much as they enjoy playing it for you.

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LOCALLY OPERATED. Clinton Library at the Market: Sausage Making 101 Thursday, July 13, 4:00pm-5:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Learn about supplies and equipment along with great recipes and tips on sausage making with Doug Hofius. Doug will demonstrate and share sources to help you with your own sausage making projects. 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: Reader’s Choice Friday, July 14, 10:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of your reader’s choice.

Saturday, July 22, 11:00am-1:00pm Ebey’s Landing, Coupeville

Explore Summer: Brushbot Workshop Friday, July 14, 1:00pm-2:00pm Coupeville Library

The Historic Ferry House was built by Winfield Scott Ebey in 1860, and is one of the oldest Territorial Era buildings in the state of Washington. Rarely open to the public. The tour is free, but reservations are required. Call (360) 678-6084 to reserve your space.

Turn a toothbrush into a simple vibrating robot in this workshop designed for tweens. Build and customize your own brushbot using a battery, a motor, and a toothbrush. 10 kits available; first come, first served. For tweens and teens.

Blooming Season Concerts: Wild Man Cooley

Explore Summer: Paint a Pig! Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library

Saturday, July 22, 1:00pm-3:00pm Lavender Wind Farm, Coupeville Bring your blankets, beverages & picnics or get sandwiches at the farm. Ice cream and lavender lemonade available while you relax and enjoy the music. Free - donations accepted. Lavender Wind Farm is located at 2530 Darst Road. For more information, call (360) 544-4132.

Live Music: JP Falcon Saturday, July 22, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville J.P. Falcon Grady is a self taught acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter and a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation. He performs originals and covers all over the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Hawaii and British Columbia, Canada as both a solo artist and with his band “J.P. Falcon Band”. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

Open Skate Fridays Every Friday, 6:00pm-8:00pm Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr, Oak Harbor Proceeds support Boys & Girls Club. $5 per skater and $3 for general admission. Last Friday of the month, skate with the Whidbey Island Roller Girls! Sorry, checks not accepted, credit card fees apply. For more information, call (360) 240-9273.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: Everybody’s Fool Thursday, July 13, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Richard Russo’s Everybody’s Fool. Everybody’s Fool is classic Russo, filled with humor, heart, hard times, and people you can’t help but love, possibly because their various faults make them so human. For adults.

Get in the spirit of the fair and learn to paint your own “piggy” bank. Please preregister. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library. Write Now: Writing Poetry Inside Out Sunday, July 16, 2:00pm-3:30pm Coupeville Library In Writing Poetry Inside Out you will explore and deepen your practice of reading and writing poetry through: 1. Internal development of your own voice, 2. Translation of that inner voice to the written page, 3. Polish your work through critique and the art of revision, 4. Create and sustain your personal connection to the publishing market, and 5. Celebrate acceptances and rejections. Sno-Island Writers’ Group: Meet the Authors Monday, July 17, 6:30pm-7:30pm Coupeville Library Celebrate reading and writing and meet local Snohomish and Island County authors, Darlene Dubay, BJ McCall, Mary Ann Schradi, and Naomi Wark as they read from their novels and discuss their writing styles. Enjoy listening to their works which span different genres-from realistic to memoir-based fiction to comedy, romance, mystery and family saga. Books will be available for purchase, and the authors will be on hand to sign them for you. This “Meet the Authors” session is geared toward adults, but all ages are welcome. 3rd Tuesday Book Discussion Group: Stars Go Blue Tuesday, July 18, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Laura Pritchet’s “Stars Go Blue,” the continuing story

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JULY 13 - JULY 19, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. of hardscrabble ranchers Renny and Ben Cross. Everyone is welcome. Explore Summer: Veggie Critters Tuesday, July 18, 1:00pm-3:00pm Freeland Library Join us for some pre-fair veggie creature building. Bring your favorite raw veggies and get creative. Some supplies will be provided. For all ages. Explore Summer: The Legacy of the Roman Empire Wednesday, July 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm & 3:00pm-4:00pm Coupeville Library Think the Roman Empire was only about the gladiators? Think again! Come and learn about the Roman Empire and see how some of their achievements are still around us today. We’ll explore the Empire through hands-on activities and crafts. For ages 6-11. Clinton Library at the Market: Fermentation 101: Making Kimchi with Trap Landry, Part 1 Thursday, July 20, 4:00pm-5:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Good for your gut: Kimchi. Join Trapp Landry and learn how to make kimchi in a two part program highlighting fermentation basics.

Galleries & Art Shows Whidbey Allied Artists Art & Gift Show Friday, July 14, 10:00am-6:00pm Saturday, July 15, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, July 16, 10:00am-5:00pm Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Over fifteen artists will show and sell a wide variety of traditional and non-traditional art. WAA is a collaborative group of artists from Whidbey Island who maintain a floating gallery of art, hosting several shows annually. Admission is free. Questions: contact WhidbeyArtists@gmail.com

Featured Artist: Janis Collins Meet the Artist: Monday, July 17, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Colored Pencil artist Janis Collins will be at Penn Cove Gallery and will demonstrate her colored pencil techniques. Janis loves the detail and precision of pencil drawings. Her inspiration comes from every form of animal life as well as shells, water, plants and trees found on Whidbey Island.

Meetings & Organizations Republican Women of North Whidbey

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Learn to Dance at Dan’s Classic Ballroom.Com! Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Club Dances Groups, Privates, Wedding Prep (360) 720-2727 - dcb601@comcast.net

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, July 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, July 15, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range Cost: $35 This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. Then the pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Rd., where 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. 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.

Self Defense Pistol Class Saturday, July 15, 9:00am CWSA Range, 397 W Safari St. Central Whidbey Sportsmen’s Association will be hosting a self defense class for experienced handgun shooters or those who have attended a basic firearms class. Participants will need there own pistol, holster, 250 rounds of ammo, eye and ear protection. A coat or jacket for concealed carry practice is advised Cost is $50 and class size is limited. Please contact Al Lindell at (360) 678-0960 to reserve a place. http://www.cwsaonline.org/

Meeting will include an update about the Pregnancy Care Clinic presented by the clinic’s Katrina Dvorak. Enjoy sharing lunch selected off the menu and conversation with many like minded women. The CPO Club is located at 1080 West Ault Field Rd. For more information, contact Rita Bartell Drum at (631) 707-5980 or Teressa Hobbs at (360) 320-1323.

Saturday, July 15, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room

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No late admittance allowed, no pre-registration required. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.

Tuesday, July 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor

Thursday, July 20, 5:00pm-8:00pm Nordic Lodge, Coupeville

The theme for July is Boats. You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@hotmail.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@comcast.net

Septic Systems need TLC, from what goes down the drain inside, to protecting your drain field outside. Take Septic 101 to learn how to protect your system and avoid costly repairs. Septic 201 will teach you how to inspect it. Inspections are required by law. If you have a gravity or conventional pressure system you may get certified to inspect it yourself. Classes are free, but certification will cost $28. To register, call (360) 678-7914 or visit www. islandcountyseptictraining.com

The featured program will ensure that you are getting the most out of your Apple Keynote application. Board member Ron Norman will show you the fundamentals preparing a presentation, as well as procedures for adding images that are enhanced with music video and recorded sounds. Ron will use the items he captured on his recent trip to India as the basis for his presentation. It will be fun, as well as give you a feel for the people of India. The meeting will start with Ron’s presentation,


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followed by a short business meeting, then an hour will be spent answering the attendee’s unique questions on their specific Apple devises. The public is welcome and membership is free. A $2 donation is collected at the door to help offset our facility rental expense. Stay current on all your Apple devices and learn of our special training classes by visiting http://www.whidbey.com/magicmug. Bring your empty ink cartridges for recycling.

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DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, July 20, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No late admittance allowed, no pre-registration required. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit www.idipic.org.


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Island Shakespeare Festival adds sparkle to Whidbey culture

Spencer Bertelsen Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival Aida Leguizamon during rehearsals for her role as Luciana, part of “Comedy of Errors,” one of three plays featured during this year’s Island Shakespeare Festival.

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly “What began as a diamond in the rough has grown into a polished regional gem.” That is how Interim Artistic Director Olena Hodges describes the Island Shakespeare Festival, which launches its eighth season at 6 p.m. Friday in Langley with the production of “Seagull,” by Anton Chekov, one of three plays to be performed in repeating repertory through Sept. 3. “Seagull” is a new version of the Chekov classic by Libby Appel and is being directed by ISF veteran Allison Horsley, a professor of acting and head of performance at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, OR.

Also on the schedule this summer are William Shakespeare’s “Comedy of Errors,” one of his early works, and “Hamlet,” one of his most performed plays. All three productions are performed in repeating repertory Thursday through Sunday, giving audiences the opportunity to see every production in one weekend, or spread them out over the course of three different weekends. Although the plays are very different, Hodges said she was pleased with how they all seem to meld together. “It’s really amazing how many scenes overlap and each investigates different aspects of the human experience,” she said. “Each play

Spencer Bertelsen Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival Connor Bryant, in his first season at the Island Shakespeare Festival, will play Treplyov in this season’s production of “Seagull.”

deals with madness a little bit, and what that means and how we experience it externally and internally. That was a surprise. “The use of time is of interest in all three plays, which is interesting, too,” Hodges continued. “There are themes of family and relationships and much more overlap than I anticipated, really. They actually compliment each other in beautiful ways.” Even though “Seagull” was written in the late 1800s for example, its characters battle feelings and emotions that are still relevant today.

Spencer Bertelsen Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival Jason Sanford appears as the title character in this season’s Island Shakespeare Festival production of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.”

“There’s an older generation who are all reminiscing about their youth and all they didn’t do, and a younger generation that is dissatisfied with their circumstances,” said

Hodges. “These characters can relate to experiencing little disasters every day that allow them to throw tantrums. It’s a delicate kind of comedy and takes a lightness to show the hope that drives each character.” Whidbey Island resident Andrew Fling is directing “Comedy of Errors,” which is all about mistaken identities. “There are two sets of twins, separated at birth, who find themselves in the same town by fate and circumstance,” described Hodges. “Throughout the whole play they don’t realize they have a twin, so they are constantly being mistaken. It’s hilarious…but also really poignant.”

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Oak Harbor job fair targets veterans By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly A job fair on Tuesday, July 18 in at the WorkSource office in Oak Harbor will focus on hiring military veterans. The event is being put on by Skookum Contract Services and will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. at the WorkSource office at 265 NE Kettle Street. Veterans with disabilities will be given extra consideration. “This event for Skookum on July 18th has a big emphasis on veterans with recognized disabilities and our goal is to help place as many as possible with these prevailing wage positions,” William Adamek, local veterans employment representative with WorkSource, told Whidbey Weekly in an email. Skookum is looking for people to fill approximately 80 full time positions on Naval Air Station Whidbey Island beginning October 1. “These are trades jobs and journeymen jobs,” described Marie Campanoli, communications and government affairs director for Skookum Contract Services. “There are positions like quality control specialists, clerks, purchasing agents, plumbers, pipe fitters – a full range of what you would expect facility operation and maintenance would include.” The nonprofit Bremerton company has been around since 1988, providing logistics and facilities management to business and government. It focuses on placing people with all types of disabilities in the workforce. “We are really focused on veterans and veterans whose disabilities can be a barrier to employment and interfere with their career path going forward,” Campanoli said. “It can be really difficult for them to find employment.” Campanoli said Skookum’s mission is to help remove some of the barriers to employment for veterans with disabilities by finding ways to accommodate and make adjustments that will help people succeed.

Photos Courtesy of Skookum Contract Services Skookum Contract Services is looking to hire veterans and veterans with disabilities to fill a variety of job openings at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island beginning Oct. 1. A job fair will be held Tuesday, July 18 in Oak Harbor for those interested in applying.

“A lot of times there are not huge adjustments that need to be made,” she said. “It could be someone might need two extra 15-minute breaks in their day or accommodating an inability to lift. Being able to provide those accommodations to our employees helps us make them successful.”

government jobs,” Campanoli continued. “But that opens up another job for someone with a disability. They can use us as a stepping stone to move onto something even better. Our entire mission is to make sure people with disabilities find success in employment.”

The company will hire people with physical disabilities, those suffering with post traumatic stress or neurological issues – any disability that can be a barrier to getting a full time job. Skookum has both military and commercial contracts, but Campanoli said its employees on military installations seem to enjoy that environment.

Campanoli stresses that all veterans are welcome to apply for these positions, whether they have a disability or not. Those interested in attending this event should bring a resume and come prepared to interview on site.

“So often when our veterans come back and are no longer able to actively serve, it can be powerful to get a job working in an environment where they still feel like they are still serving their country,” she said. “Quite frequently our employees are stolen from us for

More information on the job fair is available by emailing Adamek at wadamek@esd.wa.gov. You can find more information on Skookum Contract Services and employment opportunities online at www.skookum.org. “It’s really cool to be part of a nonprofit company like this that is run like a regular company,” Campanoli said. “We deliver superior customer service and provide really great jobs.”

SHAKESPEARE continued from page 8 “Hamlet” is being directed by ISF newcomer Kyle Hayden, a director, actor, educator and artistic director of the Ashland New Plays Festival in Southern Oregon. Of the

19 cast members on this year’s roster, the majority of them are new to ISF this year, one of the things Hodges appreciates about the festival.

“It’s really fun to have people show up who have never been here before be blown away by Whidbey Island’s beauty and community,” she said. “It’s fun to vicariously experience that from new cast members.” According to Hodges, more than 70 people from all over the country auditioned to be a part of this year’s festival. Most of the cast is involved in one way or another with all three productions, which is one of the challenges of rotating repertory theater. “It’s really hard for actors who have not done rotating repertory to anticipate that level of challenge,” she said. “But they came in with a lot of preparation and work already done, so it’s been a great process. “I’m really proud of what ISF has grown into in such a short time – only eight seasons,” she continued. “Now in bringing actors from all over the country to work here and to work with folks from here, it’s a really cool network that we’re growing. Bringing all different backgrounds together in a beautiful place to spend the summer is really special.”

Spencer Bertelsen Photo Courtesy of Island Shakespeare Festival Tom Dewey (Fight Choreographer) works with Jeremy Thompson (Antipholus of Ephesus) during rehearsals for “Comedy of Errors,” one of three productions this season during the Island Shakespeare Festival.

While ISF has gained attention from professionals all over the country, people who come to the outdoor performances quite

often have to leave their expectations at the gate. “We have always had a product that has surprised the community from year one,” said Hodges. “I think people who stumble upon us have the expectation that “Oh, this’ll be a cute, fun little thing to do,” and have no idea what they are walking into. Especially because it’s pay-what-you-will and you don’t have an expectation of what you’re going to get.” As Hodges said, all ISF performances are pay-what-you-will. Cash and credit cards are accepted. All donations go to paying the actors. Performances, which take place at the festival compound at 5476 Maxwelton Road in Langley, take place outdoors. Audiences are encouraged to bring a picnic and dress in layers. Alcoholic beverages may not be brought onto the property, but beer and wine concessions are available on site. Performances are at 6 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday from July 14 through Sept. 3. A 1 p.m. matinee is offered on Saturdays in August. A complete performance calendar is available online at www.islandshakespearefest.org.


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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! Wednesday, June 21 9:46am, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising a male was “going crazy” behind location, throwing items out of van and making a mess. 10:00am, SE Ely St. & SE 8th Ave. Caller reporting male walking around wearing large coat with one arm sticking out. Afraid male may have a weapon. 10:10am, S Beeksma Dr. Reporting party advising female outside of location is scaring off customers. 10:35am, SE Pioneer Way Reporting male standing in middle of the road holding a blanket and bucket. 4:26pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising transient male is yelling and chasing kids. Thursday, June 22 7:59am, SR 20 Reporting party advising two subjects are looking into windows and filming. 9:05am, SW Festival Ct. Chicken complaint. 4:01pm, SW Barrington Dr. Caller reporting male smoking meth at the bus stop. Friday, June 23 2:28am, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising male just kicked in their door and ran off. 12:47pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising a trailer was losing cows. 10:45pm, SW Orcas St. Reporting party advising they entered their residence and found wet shoe prints on the stairs. Saturday, June 24 8:46am, SR 20 Reporting party advising male in the parking lot is yelling about wanting to beat people up. 12:35pm, SW Fort Nugent Ave. Caller reporting male wearing only pajama pants carrying a drink and yelling at vehicles.

them and yelling at them. Female tried to put a can underneath vehicle's wheel and kicked a can at passing cars. Sunday, June 25 1:20pm, S Beeksma Dr. Reporting party advising they found teeth belonging to a female they met yesterday. 5:35pm, SE City Beach St. Reporting party advising male in area with binoculars and was afraid male may be looking at children. Monday, June 26 4:08am, SW Kimball Dr. Reporting party advising someone keeps knocking on their door several times throughout the night and then leaving. 9:25am, NW Lanyard loop Caller states his medication was missing out of his pants pocket and says he lost it between Oak Harbor and Seattle. Then stated it was stolen. 12:30pm, NE Midway Blvd. Reporting party advising male is yelling profanities at vehicles and people. 2:50pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller reporting people who don’t like her and call the police about her. 4:12pm, SE City Beach St. Reporting party advising subject is lying on the ground. Stated they were unable to tell if he was alive or not. 8:59pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising male was burning paper. Tuesday, June 27 1:43am, SW Kimball Dr. Caller states ongoing problem with juveniles knocking on doors and running off. Wednesday, June 28 12:45pm, SW 6th Ave. Reporting party advising his wife is involved in a “work from home” package and shipping scam and needs advice. 1:58pm, NW Longview Dr. Caller reporting they heard a loud crash and saw vehicle speeding away. Advising there is a street light down.

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Life Tributes Soledad Jimenez Reynolds Soledad departed peacefully June 30, 2017 at the age of 76. She was surrounded by her loving family, singing to her one of her favorite songs, “You Are My Sunshine.” Her family from all over the world came together to remember and celebrate her life. Stories of Soledad’s life from the Philippines to the United States were shared which showcased her courage and perseverance. Family shared fun times, hilarious moments, tragic stories, and reminded us all the value of familial love. She was born September 15, 1940 in Casitan, Pamplona, Cagayan, Philippines to Domingo and Felipa Jimenez. In the Philippines, she graduated Pre-Master Tailoring from Northern Luzon Fashion Academy from Laoag, Ilocos Norte, in which she worked in the tailoring industry. In Oak Harbor, WA, she attended Skagit Valley College. While working in the food industry in the NAS Whidbey Island Admiral Nimitz Hall, she was recognized in 1984 for her years of service and awarded Employee of the Month in May, 1985. Soledad enjoyed cooking, sewing, crocheting, flowers around her home and watching her favorite TV show, “I Love Lucy!” She loved birds and mentioned she wanted to be like a bird someday so she can be free to fly anywhere. She is now flying free away from all the struggles and pain of cancer. She is survived by her loving husband of 43 years, Thomas W. Reynolds, who married her in 1974 and brought her and the family to the USA in 1976. She lived in Meridian, MS and moved to Oak Harbor, WA in 1979. She is survived by her 3 loving children: Daughter Rosemarie Quimby, married to Steven Quimby of Bellingham, WA. Grandchildren, Crystal Quimby, Jonathan Quimby & Ashley Quimby; Son Jovito Fronda, married to Carmelita Fronda of Palm Springs, CA. Grandchildren, Lea Urita & Nestor Urita; Daughter Alice Ruth Schmitt, married to Terry Schmitt of Springville, UT. Grandchildren, Edward Schmitt & William Schmitt. She is also survived by 2 sisters: Felicisima Kasinger of Sedro Woolley, WA and Luisa Jimenez of Cagayan, Philippines. She has 3 surviving brothers in the Philippines: Manuel Jimenez, Crisostomo Jimenez & Danilo Jimenez. Her love of family is truly inspiring for she touched many lives, including her loving nephews, nieces, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and friends. She truly is a superwoman whose life stories and memories will continue to live on through her family. We all miss and love you, Soledad!

Janet G.Jackson Janet was born June 4, 1935 in Shelton, WA to Bernice and Vera (Gendron) Yenter. Her family later moved to Sedro Woolley where she graduated from Burlington Edison High school in 1953. She met the love of her life, Morris K. Jackson (Jack) and they were wed May 24, 1958. They were stationed to NAS Whidbey in 1966 where they chose to stay and make their home. They had been married 27 years when Jack passed away in 1986. Janet was an avid sports fan and her friends knew not to call during a Seahawks game or they would get seriously reprimanded for interrupting the game! Janet lived on Whidbey Island for 52 years. She had many friends who will all miss her and her wonderful sense of humor. She was an auxiliary member of the CPO, VFW and American Legion. She was preceded in death by her brother Dale Yenter of Redmond, WA. She is survived by her sister, Ida Corbell of Anacortes, and four children, Julia Wiggins, Oak Harbor; Mike Jackson, Anacortes; David and Whitney Jackson, Oak Harbor; and Kelly Troup, Oak Harbor. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren who all brought her great joy! We will all miss the great Christmases, parties, and BBQ’s she put on and she will live in our hearts forever.. In order to honor her wishes, there was a graveside service Monday, July 10 at Maple Leaf Cemetery where she was laid to rest next to her beloved Jack. A celebration of life followed at the American Legion Post 129 in Oak Harbor, WA.

Scott A. Switzer Scott A. Switzer died peacefully in Coupeville, WA July 5, 2017 at the age of 62. Scott was an accomplished musician and was the owner of Island Guitar here on Whidbey Island. Playing guitar was his passion and Scott enjoyed playing the guitar for over 50 years. He loved sharing his vast knowledge of music with his students. Scott and his brother Richard also established a local band by the name “Spellbound.” Scott was a dedicated father, grandfather, brother, and son. Family was number one priority to him. He also made numerous friends over his lifetime which he considered family. Scott is survived by his children, Stephanie and Jaime Wilson, granddaughters Payton and Darion Wilson, father and step-mother James & Kathleen Switzer, brother Richard Switzer and sister Marianne Houlne. He loved his family very much and they loved him in return. Scott requested no formal funeral services be held. Per his wishes, daughter, Stephanie, will be spreading his ashes at his favorite beach on Whidbey Island. All are welcome to attend the scattering and celebrate Scott’s life. Stephanie will post details later this month for place and time. The family would like to thank Careage of Whidbey for their exceptional care. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home.

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By Carey Ross 47 Meters Down: This is a horror movie in which innocent vacationers become trapped in a shark cage on the ocean floor with about a million hungry sharks between them and the surface. I would also like to offer it up as an example of why you’ll never find me in a shark cage unless I’ve been kidnapped and forced into one against my will.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 29 min.) Annabelle: Creation: Maybe what you most want on Earth is to see a horror movie about a possessed doll bent on murder, which is kind of a coincidence because what I least want on Earth is to see a horror movie about a possessed doll bent on murder. Hell to the hell no. Over my doll-murdered body.  (R • 1 hr. 49 min.) Baby Driver: The title here is appropriate, as it seems a bit like the stylish upstart kid brother of "Drive," starring YA heartthrob Ansel Elgort, directed by "Shaun of the Dead’s" Edgar Wright and featuring a killer soundtrack. Is this shaping up to be summer’s most unlikely blockbuster?  (R • 1 hr. 30 min.)

No Tales: This movie will make you want to only hang out with dead men.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 15 min.) Spider-Man: Homecoming: Spider-Man has always been sort of the stepchild of the juggernaut that is the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Finally, he gets the right star (Tom Holland), the right villain (played by Michael Keaton), the right mentor (Tony Stark/Robert Downey Jr.) to be the web-slinging superhero we’ve all been waiting for.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 14 min.) Transformers: The Last Knight: The preview for this looks exactly like what I imagine when Donald Trump describes the scorchedearth hellscape he evidently believes America to be. Except with robots.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 29 min.)

The Mummy: In the realm of things I do not understand, comes this reboot? remake? retooling? of the inexplicably popular "Mummy" franchise starring Brendan Fraser. This time, Tom Cruise is the lead, and, much like most of his movies in recent years, this looks like a mess.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell


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“If Music be the Food of Love...” Every now and then dear readers, I like to take a trip back in time. I like to flick through the pages of history and steal a glimpse of what life might have been like at any given point in the past. But what I’m most intrigued by is the food that was eaten, because to see how far we have come from what might have been consumed by our ancestors in comparison to now, is truly eye opening. What’s more eye opening is when the food from the past makes a direct connection with the food we eat now by way of traditions that are handed down and in this way certain dishes remain timeless. ! The time period that has grabbed my attention recently and made me ponder much longer than any other period is that of Elizabethan times. The 16th century undoubtedly saw a period of progression occurring and this ‘early modern period’ was one settled between the Middle Ages and the industrial revolution. Queen Elizabeth I ushered in a period known as the Golden Age of Elizabeth during which we saw the rise of theater and one of the most famous playwrights in history, William Shakespeare. But this period wasn’t just about plays and theater. It wasn’t just about depicting forbidden love and the demise of kings. I like to look a little closer at your average every day person from every socio-economic class and particularly at their dietary lifestyle.


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Interestingly enough, sugar played a large role in an early modern period diet. Trade routes frequented by merchants often paved the way for exotic foods to come into Europe from all over the world. The upper echelons of society were privy to the saccharinity sugar adds to food and beverage. Chocolate made its way into Europe from Central America, affording the wealthier a taste of decadence in the form of hot chocolate drinks, and we still drink it to this day. I don’t think too much has changed in terms of the popularity of hot chocolate; perhaps only the flavors we enjoy now and the more convenient methods of preparing it. Coffee was brought into Europe from East Africa, bringing with it a flavor so strong and deep and unique it would forever mark the world in the most flavorful way. In fact, it was coffee’s introduction into a European diet that is believed to have encouraged more early modern period people to take up the practice of eating breakfast. Breakfast in the 1500s actually grew in popularity for another reason, and this was because many working class men and women worked for a boss. Their work days were often long, arduous and extremely tiresome, working until up to 8 pm at night. “Dinner,” or lunch, was served midway through the day, so if nothing was eaten again until this same time the next day, it was far too long for most people to go without eating something between the evening meal and lunch the next day, thus breakfast became a filling option.


Elizabethan diets were chock full of fish. The calendar seemed to be master and commander of the gastronomic phases of humankind of the Elizabethan era. Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays were days where fish were consumed. In addition, the entirety of Lent for those practicing Catholicism as well as other days during the calendar year. Funny enough, if you just could not do without eating game or poultry a ‘flesh-eaters license’ could be purchased. And even more interesting than purchasing a license to consume meat in (Elizabethan England, at least) was the fact it was common practice for many a homemaker to send her unbaked pies or cakes around to the baker himself, when he sent his apprentice out caterwauling “come to the bakehouse!” This was done because not many homes had an oven of course, so the baking of a cake was outsourced to the ovens of the local baker. I can’t imagine the local grocery store would be willing to allow me to bake my wares in their ovens. Policy and all, but it just goes to show how far we have come from these times! And what of beverages? Well, ale and beer were the norm and it’s thought the ale and beer were safer to drink than water alone. Many homes made their own, and other than likely being safer to drink than the water, it probably tasted better as well. So what did a Shakespearean era household consume? Well, it was largely dependent on the status of the family. For your average working class person, the diet was comprised mainly of what was called “white meat” and which ironically contained little if any meat at all. It consisted of cheese, bread, eggs, milk and ‘pottages’ or soups, and occasionally fish. Fish wasn’t relegated to any particular socio-economic class, rather it was mandated to be the only ‘meat’ consumed on certain days and not purely out of religious obligation, but more out of support of the local fisherman and maritime economy. Higher classes of person regularly ate “brown meat” which included beef, venison, pork and mutton along with a far more varied assortment of vegetables. One thing I discovered was preparing and eating food was a cornerstone of this time period, thus as many different kinds of food were made and put on the table at any given meal, within the

means of the person. With the influx of spices and new and exotic foods, thanks to exploration and merchant traders, we have ended up with such a melting pot of cuisines which, where they might be the national dish somewhere, often have origins thousands of miles elsewhere! This is what history does, particularly food history. It affords us a look at the lives of others, of an epoch long since etched into the backdrop of history and gives a little sip, a bite out of dishes that may still be tradition to this day, or that have since earned their place in antiquity and faded out in lieu of new and innovative food endeavors. Dear readers, I am including a very common early modern era recipe which I found on a wonderful website where someone has taken the time and effort to recreate all this era’s recipes! My favorite one is snow cream so I will include a version of it here. If you would like a look at the website yourself it is www.rarecooking.com. With summer in full swing, why not get picnicking and maybe make some of this light, refreshing, yet simply indulgent dessert? Dear readers, if you have any comments, questions, information and certainly recipes you would like to share with me, please send those to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail. com, because as usual, I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Snow Cream 1 cup cream (heavy cream) 2 Tablespoons sugar ½ teaspoon of rosewater 1 cup of strawberries, hulled and roughly chopped ¼ cup of almonds roughly chopped Line a small casserole or serving dish with the almonds. In a large bowl, beat together the cream and sugar until it forms stiff peaks. Fold in the rosewater. Add the whipped cream to the almond lined serving dish or dishes and either serve immediately or like I do, mix together well with the almonds and chill to take along on a picnic! To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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terms, this is fair warning to think before you speak. Being haughty or rude on the 15th won’t serve you.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Opportunities for effective communication make this a good week to approach your family with topics that might be difficult at other times. This is especially true with your in-laws. The chance is there to heal old issues between you and your loved ones and renew relations on a more positive note. Remember on the 15th that the path to deeper emotional bonds is ultimately light-hearted. Laughter is the final stage of healing. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Good things may come your way this week, provided that you’re willing to step outside your comfort zone. Facing harsh realities is never easy, particularly when you’ve long chosen to believe the opposite. But facing the facts is exactly what you’re called to do. To the degree that you are able to face them with grace and embrace their truth, material comforts and emotional security are your reward. Watch the 15th for clues. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The success of your week depends on your willingness to put your emotions aside and view your situation logically. Putting the entire blame on others for failures that are as much your own responsibility is to be avoided. The time is right to put old disappointments aside and move happily into better things. The more honestly you can own your role in the regrettable past, the better for you future. The 15th is key. CANCER (June 22-July 22) The most useful thing you can do this week might be to embrace the lessons of the past with an eye to the future. In the process, you will be presented with many conflicts and contradictions, all of which you must reconcile before you can go ahead with your plans. Some call this live and learn. Others call it the dance of life. However you label it, this process is central to events on the 15th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your dealings both public and private are likely to generate cause for renewed optimism this week. Whatever the reason for your recent difficulties, the way should emerge for you to put that behind and move forward in relative security. You may still have to fight for the ground that you gain in business, but it’s now a fair fight and one that you can reasonably expect to win. Use the 15th to full advantage. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) The week is likely to bring cause for feelings of boldness and optimism in your public affairs and business dealings. The wise course, however, may be to temper that boldness with conservatism. It’s the combination of brash enthusiasm with cautious wisdom that will carry you farthest and fastest. In simple

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You’ll find support this week for the graceful advance of projects that have been temporarily stalled. Also supported is the start of new endeavors. The scope of these need not be large. Think along the line of the little embellishments that transform a house into a warm and inviting home. Those finishing touches, from decorative painting to poking seeds into the ground, are what find support on the 15th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) There is cause for celebration this week as events serve to expose the roots of some troublesome problems. In this way past failures become important stepping stones to future success. Use the big picture, including major media events, as clues that show you where to look for parallel events in your personal life. You are likely to see that what’s happening inside is mirrored on the 15th by what’s happening outside. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Your highest achievements this week are likely to express in matters of home and family. A period of renewal and renewed optimism is underway, with those areas being the most probable beneficiaries. The mistakes of the past can more easily be recycled into something useful now. Do this by keeping your eye on the ideals you hold most dear. Short-cuts that compromise those are to be avoided on the 15th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your drive and determination in pursuit of your own financial interests is likely to be quite high this week. This can be a good thing, leading you to greater security in matters directly related to your home and loved ones. But be wary of tunnel vision in your pursuits. A balanced approach to life may be difficult to achieve under present conditions. Some fun for the sake of fun is desirable on the 15th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Discipline and determination are the hallmarks of your pursuits this week. This bodes well in fulfilling your material responsibilities. The bills get paid on time. But be wary where your drive to prevail shades over into speculation. It’s a fine line between calculated risk-taking and stubborn gambles. If you don’t know the difference, better to stay away from risky ventures and open-ended propositions on the 15th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) It’s the esoteric underside of ordinary events that serves you best this week. In the course of making sure the rent is covered and the pantry stocked, you may discover that there is magic in the air. If you are alert for such, even the most humdrum existence affords constant opportunity to transform an ordinary day into something made especially for you. Watch for it always, but especially on the 15th. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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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



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

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

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

AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE 1998 Ford F150 FourWheel-Drive Pickup. Rebuilt with a new Engine, brakes, shocks, etc. In great condition. Sale Price, $5900. (360)-3315904 (2)


JOB MARKET FULL TIME LUBE TECH: Martin’s Auto in Oak Harbor is seeking a full time lube tech, Monday thru Friday. Apply in person at 152 NE Midway Blvd. (3)

INSTRUCTORS: In Motion Dance, Learning & Recreation is hiring instructors for the following: Ballet, Tap, Belly Dancing, Salsa, and other dance instructors; Meditation, Yoga, Kids Yoga, Adult Workout, Nia, Ballet Barre, Mom & Me, Creative movement for pregnant & new moms; Bilingual educators & instructors (French, Japanese, German, other), Movement/ dance bilingual instructors, Special Needs educators (training provided). Please call 360-682-6237 for information. (3) FULL TIME LAWN AND GARDEN MANAGER – INTERIOR: Seeking an experienced lawn & garden person to join our team at Freeland Ace Hardware. Prior retail experience is required. Qualified Candidates please complete our online prescreen at: www. acehardwarejobs.com, then stop by with your resume (with references) and a cover letter, and fill out our application at: Freeland Ace Hardware, 1609 E Main St, Freeland, W. 98249 (1) DRIVERS: Part-time, full-time, on-call & weekend driver positions available. Must have or be willing to obtain CDL Class B with P2 passenger endorsement. If interested, please contact Brent at (360) 679-4003 or find an application online at www.seatacshuttle.com/ employment.php

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT Powered 3-wheel scooter (made by Golden Technologies, Model GC 340) in new condition. Comes with charging unit and cover, $700; Powered Lift (made by Harmar) that mounts in the car trailer hitch receptacle. Currently set up to haul the above scooter,

$500; Powered wheelchair (Jazzy Select Elite made by Pride). This is their top of the line, front wheel drive. Comes with new charging unit and new batteries, $1,200. Proceeds from the sales go to the Coupeville Lions Club. Contact Mel at (360) 678-7727 (1)

MUSIC NICK’S PIANO TUNING SERVICE – Experienced, professional, reliable. Island, Skagit, Snohomish counties, (360) 679-9001 (2)

HOME FURNISHINGS Office Desk: wood, no particle board. You haul, $150. (360) 929-3801 (1)

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES New & Used Horse Tack for Sale: Synthetic saddles, English & Western, $50 each OBO; Lots of miscellaneous other tack and farm equipment available. Must Sell! Call (360) 678-4124 for more information (1) 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.

WANTED I’m looking for a professional or retired numismatist who is in the Oak Harbor area and has some time on the side to help me with my collection? Please reply to:ljohn60@ gmail.com. (1)

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LAWN AND GARDEN Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey (360) 321-1624

MISCELLANEOUS Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com. Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.50)

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August 19th, 2017 9:00 AM 5K 10:00 AM 1/4 Mile Kids Dash Windjammer Park Oak Harbor We will splash you with beautiful color! Register now: www.RueandPrimavera.com 360.279.8323 Proceeds go to Island County Big Brothers Big Sisters

For those who have been touched by breast cancer, whether it’s a loved one, being a patient or now a survivor, the trials and tribulations of this disease are deep. Understanding the causes, risk factors and treatment options are always important. But equally important is to have a support network that can be called on at any time; one that understand the needs of patients and their loved ones. WhidbeyHealth Surgical Care’s Dr. Allison Alberton combines the latest surgical techniques with a compassionate and personable touch that makes the journey that much easier for patients and their families. In the United States, breast cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among women. One in eight women will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. Washington State has the second highest rate of breast cancer in the nation with Island County having the highest incidence rate in the state. While these statistics might seem daunting, WhidbeyHealth is one bright light for those diagnosed with the disease here on the island. Dr. Alberton not only takes the time to thoroughly explain a diagnosis to her patients and their family members, she also helps them to understand their results and assists them in finding which treatment options are best for them.

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Her patients often rave about the superb level of care she has provided them, and Scooter Thornton is no exception. “The WhidbeyHealth staff was fabulous and efficient, and the care itself was just excellent,” Thornton said. Thornton highlighted Dr. Alberton’s “very calm and gentle manner” as one of the most desirable attributes in a provider. “You couldn’t not like her,” Thornton said. WhidbeyHealth affords the public not only compassionate support staff, and excellent specialists, they also offer exceptional cosmetic results and employ new surgical techniques that minimize scarring using onocoplastic principles. Ultimately, WhidbeyHealth Surgical Care combines the best in medical care: a tight-knit community with the efficiency, professionalism and expertise found in larger facilities. It is nice to know that you don’t have to leave the island to treat breast cancer. For more information, visit the website at www.whidbeyhealth.org, call (360) 678-6799 or stop by 205 South Main Street, Bldg. A in Coupeville.


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746 NE Midway Blvd • Oak Harbor

Having moved from busy New York City to the quiet life of Whidbey Island, Dr. Alberton brings with her the knowledge and expertise found in high-volume facilities, but adds her personal, big-hearted touch, helping her patients to move steadily along a positive path toward healing.



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Board Certified General Surgeons

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Allison Alberton, MD John Hassapis, MD

Kipley Siggard, MD Fred Wilson, MD



We promise our community exceptional healthcare with compassion and respect. WhidbeyHealth Medical Center • 101 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239 • 360.678.5151 www.whidbeyhealth.org

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Penn Cove Orca Capture Commemoration August 8, 1-7pm

Coupeville Wharf, Coupeville, WA In memory of the nearly 40 Resident orcas captured in Washington State, and in honor of Tokitae (Lolita), the sole survivor. Boat tours/displays from 1 to 3:30pm Dinner program with Lolita/Tokitae update More info & register at: www.orcanetwork.org