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Island Angler By Tracy Loescher August 19 & 20



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If you’re like me, you love to fish. And the more we fish year after year the more excited and antsy we get about each season and the species of fish we are after. I always find myself excited and antsy the entire year, every year. The different fresh and saltwater fishing opportunities available to us here on and around the island make it totally possible to fish all 12 months of the year. As the seasons rush by and anticipation builds we can get accustomed to the usually good Bass to Bottom fish catch opportunities, and when fish are scarce I tend to ask “why?”

this have lead to this thinking? Or, could it be the seven life cycle stages a salmon goes through? First, being an egg placed carefully and then fertilized by a pair of spawning adults; Second, the egg becomes an alevin nestled in the loose gravel; Third, the alevin grows into a fry learning to feed in the rivers; Fourth, the fry travels downstream and develops into smolt, losing its spots and becoming silver scaled; Fifth, the smolt hangs out near the mouth of the river adjusting to saltwater and then heads out for its ocean life, which can last up to 7 years, depending on what species of salmon it is; Sixth, the journey home, as close as 150 miles and as

When I started fishing for salmon here in the Puget Sound on a regular basis it seemed like out of nowhere low numbers of fish were being caught or reported. There were two main statements which came to mind from an "old timer" salmon fishermen I once spoke with. The first is, “we need a good rain to bring them in” and the second is, “we are on the down side of the seven year cycle.” The first statement makes perfect sense to me; I have seen the positive results of the rain take place in the Skagit River. A nice easy rain for about a week will do wonders for travel-reluctant fish. The rain gives them a gentle push to move on. Next, they start smelling the sweet mixture of fresh and saltwater which drives them towards the shorelines and ultimately to their home rivers. After a rain like this, fishing can be at its best as the fish are once again on the move. The other statement, however, I just took as a logical possibility. With this year’s WDFW low salmon prediction, and the poor return of Coho during last year’s 2016 season, it got me thinking of this seven year suggestion and I decided to look a little closer into the old timer’s thoughts. So, is there really a seven year cycle? A timeline where no matter how perfect and normal all the outside influences and variables seem to be there just simply will not be as many fish return for the next couple of years? I did some digging and I could not find any data or research which definitively confirms this theory. There are a couple areas of study, however, that could be the root of this idea. For instance, most of the Pacific salmon have a life span of 3 to 7 years. Could

far away as a gill-pounding 2500 miles, these incredible creatures can find there way back to the very gravel bed they were born in; Seventh, spawning the next generation, with tail sweeps so strong a pro hockey player would envy, and spending their remaining life force the male and female do their incredible dance and create the next generation of salmon miracles. Could this be part of the seven year cycle thinking? Growing up as a farmer’s son, I've seen good harvests of grain, potatoes and sugar beets, and other seasons where the yield per acre was not so impressive, not because the time and effort to grow was any less, nature just seemed to have other plans. I believe, for now anyway, that our low salmon returns all come back to nature in some way, whether it be very little snow pack in the mountains, river floods two years in a row, and of course, us as humans, being part of nature's plan, over harvesting the oceans and rivers at times. These are just a couple variables which could, with good or bad timing, create the appearance of the "seven year cycle." I will continue to seek clues to the old timer's second statement. Fishermen are tenacious and passionate about the thrill of hooking a fighting fish, so we will continue to search the waters each year, good returns or bad, for the BITE! Remember to change our hooks often, especially in saltwater. Take family and friends out when you can and GOOD FISHING! My e-mail is tlfishmonger@gmail.com, feel free to drop me a note. To read past columns of Island Angler in the Whidbey Weekly, visit our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

After a few days of hearing my smoke alarm go off because of smoke from across the border, I realized fresh air was more important to me than changing batteries. So, I left. Left Freeland.

Left Whidbey. Left Washington. Left the Northwest. With all those lefts, it sure seemed right at the time. Now, a full twenty-four hours later, I am sitting quietly in the spacious kitchen of Charles and Diana, in their majestic Highlands Ranch home, the size of fifteen cabooses, wondering when they will wake up. How much longer can I be quiet? In my opinion, based on decades of depending upon the resources of others, one never wants to be a loud house guest, no matter how big the house. Royal Tea Charles and Diana, no relation to each other, or to the famous couple who used to get a lot of news coverage, have been listed in my address book for over forty years. Outside the address book, we have had more fun than an oak lined barrel of primates looking for their last salted peanut. Were I to begin relating all of our achievements in this oftentimes world of fun, there is no way I would be able to do justice to all of the levity we have experienced. Plus, there still may be some outstanding warrants. For me, good friends are beyond great, particularly when we keep in touch. As a little boy running through the woods behind our bricked apartments on Northwest Boulevard in Columbus, Ohio, my best friend, Paul Browning, and I could be Tarzan and Ramar of the Jungle one day, and Wild Bill Hickok and Jingles the next. We could play catch, ride bikes, or just wrestle in the yard like Handsome Johnny Berand or Sweet Daddy Siki, until the voices of our cigarette smoking moms called us in for dinner. Sadly for me, Paul and I never got to be the great good friends we would have become had we both kept in touch after moving to the suburbs. While absence may make the heart grow fonder, at the age of seven, out of sight meant out of mind for me and Paul. For both of us, it was on to the next pal. Pen pal Paul was never to be. I had yet to learn cursive. Maybe that first experience with moving away from a friend planted a seed for me in keeping in touch with friends. Sometimes it gets lonely out there. One can't always call Lonely Busters. One can't always slip into understanding the ins and outs of existence. Just ask Sisyphus. Sometimes one has to leave the smoke for the fresh air. So why not get on a plane and fly to Denver, the city of my birth, to have homemade organic Wisconsin tacos with good friends? I think the song goes, “Make new friends, but keep the old; some are silver, and some are gold.” Last night, we good friends, now a wee bit older, said “hi-yo silver” and brought on the gold, reuniting four fraternity brothers who last gathered together in 1970 in Liberty, Missouri, site of the first day time bank robbery by the James gang. Last night, we four were fourteen hundred miles from Freeland, and a twelve hour drive from Liberty, sharing the stories of our collective lives, totaling two hundred seventy seven years. I won't tell you the collective ages of the wives. That would really sound awful, but only to them. These grand ladies, witty and wonderful, are still all beautiful, even to those of us who have not had eye surgeries for cataracts, floaters, or shooting spinners.


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Story time When guys get together, stories will follow. When guy friends from forty plus years get together, stories will be enhanced, modified, folded, spindled, and on a rare occasion, mutilated. No matter, laughter will ensue. In fairness to the tradition of secret handshakes, secret signals, and cryptic Latin phrases, I will spare you the details of many of our individual and group recollections. Yet, you, the wise reader, surely can relate to the joy filled connection one feels being with friends who have seen, heard, and lived with and through your pluses and minuses, and, in spite of it all, can still laugh with you, not just at you. Laugh hard and laugh long. Sometimes I get lost in our island life style. Sometimes I retreat into the tall grass and wonder what is going on. Remember, island and isolation both start with IS. For me, often it can be too easy to sit or stand in front of the television, and just stare and drift with the remote. Maybe that is why it is called the remote control. Who is in charge here if one is only remotely interested? A patio filled with friendship can cure any heartburn, any turmoil, any ouch. In fact, ouch could be a good acronym for friendship.

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OUCH-Our Union of Camaraderie and Humor.


We four older guys laughed about our younger year adventures as if they had happened yesterday. What we enjoyed together last Saturday night was the pulse, the pulse of each other. A pulse measured, not by beats per minute, but by years of connection. A connection of once strangers who grew through and with time to care for each other as we shared with each other.

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It happens every day, all over the world. Gray haired men, with and without hats, with and without hearing aids, with and without canes, convening on park benches, at breakfast tables, around meeting rooms and foyers, coffee shops and bars, golf courses and country clubs, anywhere and everywhere, sharing friendship.

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Like many of you, my life has been blessed with friends from every walk of life. All those beings and their doings have kept me educated and entertained with their lives of great adventure. Fortunately for me, I have shared many of those adventures with them. Is there a better reason to keep in touch with old friends, those great good friends, if for nothing more than to remind one's self of the joys of living, and of the lives lived? With all of our summer traffic, with all of our summer ferry hassles, with all of our summer disgust and distaste for any more unsettling national and international headlines, has it not been too easy lately to get sucked into a minus sign. Is it just me? Do yourself a favor. Go hug a friend. Breaking news at the time We interrupt this column with a special announcement via a flyer from the fine folks at Snatchers: Fellow neighbors, we are profesinal snake catchers. There are a lot of snakes out in the streets lately and even in back and front yards. We can help you with that. We catch snakes for fun and to help people out. So if you have a snake to be delt with call Andrews Mom. We only do on Rockbridge Way. The Snatchers- Andrew, Ella, Luke. $ an hour– $5 garter $10 Bull $15 Rattle. The preceding paragraph was hand printed in blue colored letters on a sheet of white copy paper just deposited on Charles and Diana's front porch. The Snatchers, a local snake catching trio of ages from young to younger, are now available, but only on Rockbridge Way. Wonder what they do with the snakes? 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 A list of participating artists can be found at www.whidbeyworkingartists.com/artists.html View a tour map at www.whidbeyworkingartists.com/map.html

Poetry on the Patio with Matt Gano Whidbey Island Center for the Arts’ (WICA) first Poetry on the Patio kicks off outside Zech Hall on Friday, August 11. The beer garden will be open through an open mic, slam class starting at 6:30pm leading into the featured artist Seattle poet Matt Gano at 7:30pm. Matt Gano is author of Suits for the Swarm, a poetry collection from MoonPath Press, and co-founder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program. Matt has been writing and teaching professionally since 2004. He currently works as Program Manager of The Fremont Abbey Arts Center, as writer-in-residence for Writers in the Schools (The Center School), and as a teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Matt’s dynamic work has led to recent invitations as a panelist and featured poet for the Skagit River Poetry Festival, instructor for WRITE Doe Bay, and faculty member for the LiTFUSE writer’s conference. He represented Seattle at the National Poetry Slam multiple years and is a former Seattle Grand-Slam champion. Matt’s poetry has appeared in City Arts Magazine, Drunk In a Midnight Choir, The Operating System Vol. 3., The Breadline anthology, Bestiary Magazine, and chapbooks: Up From the Mine, Bones For The Builder, Music Maker, Welcome Home, I Eight the Infinite and Art Barker, a poetry LP entitled “Music Maker,” and a live recording entitled “A Giant’s Pulse.” If you are a poet, or have always wanted to write poetry this event is for you! Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a Slam Champion, while writing and enjoying cold brew under the stars on Whidbey Island. 6:30pm beer garden opens for first round of the slam class/open mic- $5 7:30pm Featured Artist Matt Gano $12 Featured Poet – Matt Gano $15 Includes slam class/open mic and featured artist For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline.org [Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Whidbey Working Artists Summer Open Studio Tour On Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, from 10:00am to 5:00pm daily, 61 artists will have their studio doors open for you to visit and see how artists inhabit their space and create art. Visitors can meet and connect with artists in their studios, each demonstrating a different medium including sculpture, watercolor, print, fine woodworking, hand-blown glass, hand-thrown pottery, acrylic, oil, fiber, jewelry, photography, encaustic and mixed media. Artists will have works available for sale. The Pacific Northwest Art School (15 NW Birch Street, Coupeville) will be providing refreshments and acting as a rest stop during the tour. The PNW Art School and the Whidbey Island Arts Council are sponsoring a raffle of artworks by tour artists. Bring your purchase receipts from the studios to the Art School and be entered to win. The Summer Open Studio Tour attracts visitors from all over the world. For more information, visit www.whidbeyworkingartists.com Follow Whidbey Working Artists on Facebook for updates and a chance to win tour dollars to spend during the tour weekend: www.facebook.com/WhidbeyArtists/

ing food & services to those in need. For more information on their role in the community, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, or visit http://www.goosefoot.org.

Brochures with a listing of artists and directions to their studios can be found at visitor centers and businesses throughout Whidbey Island. Or download a brochure at www.whidbeyworkingartists.com/catalogue.html

For more information, contact Lauren Tyner at lauren@goosefoot.org or call (360) 321-4145.

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Peoples Bank Pigs in Parks Campaign Raises Awareness About Importance of Saving

Goosefoot Thanks Community with a “Hats Off To You!” Decorated Hat Contest

Goosefoot and The Goose will host a decorated hat competition with prizes, free food, and music to thank the community for their support. On Thursday, September 21, join Goosefoot from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at The Goose Community Grocer for a “Hats Off To You!” celebration! To thank community members for their support over the last year, Goosefoot is hosting a decorated hat contest, complete with prizes, free food and live music. To enter the hat contest, contestants must create original designs, although it’s okay to use purchased hats, caps, or visors as a base upon which to decorate. Additionally, nonprofit groups may enter a hat in the contest to represent their organization. All hats must be wearable, and only one entry per contestant or nonprofit is allowed. All contestants must pre-register their hats to participate in the contest. Registration will take place outside The Goose from 4:00pm to 6:00pm the day of the event, and judging will commence at 6:00pm by a table of notable local artists and Goosefoot board and staff members. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Hat Overall, Most Creative Hat, Most “Whidbey” Hat, Best Seahawks Hat, Funniest Hat, and Best Kids’ Hat. The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a $300 gift card to The Goose! This year, contestants may also choose to auction off their hat at the end of the contest. All proceeds will go directly to a charity of the entrant’s choice. Nonprofit groups may auction off their hat to support their own organization. To put a hat up for auction, contestants must indicate this choice when registering the hat. Community members do not need to enter the decorated hat contest to enjoy the celebration! Come listen to Skinny Tie Jazz music, chow down on a 3 Sisters burger or frank, potato salad, and cake, and watch the decorated hat competition take place! All are welcome to this event. The Goose Community Grocer is located at Bayview Center on South Whidbey Island, 14485 Highway 525, between Langley and Freeland. Owned by Goosefoot, a non-profit organization, store profits are invested back into the local community through grants to local charities. Goosefoot is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable future for South Whidbey in collaboration with others. Their projects focus on economic development, protecting rural character and the natural environment, historic preservation, supporting our local food system, and provid-

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Peoples Bank recently launched “Pigs in Parks,” a contest designed to raise awareness about the importance of saving, and to encourage people to get outside and enjoy their community parks this summer. Throughout August, 250 softball-sized piggy banks will be hidden in parks across Washington state in Chelan, Douglas, Island, King, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties. Clues for where the pigs are hidden will be shared on the Peoples Bank Instagram account (@ peoplesbankwa). When found, the piggy banks can be returned to a local Peoples Bank branch for a prize and to be entered in a drawing to win one of six Grand Prizes featuring a swag bag full of great products provided by local area businesses. According to data released last fall by GoBanking Rates, nearly 70 percent of Americans surveyed had less than $1,000 in their savings account. In Washington state, 26 percent reported having no money at all saved. Another survey by BankRate released in May of this year revealed that most American’s biggest financial regret is not saving enough money. “With rising costs of living, along with new trends like mobile payments making it easier for people to spend money, we understand that saving money can be a real challenge,” said Michelle Barrett, Executive Vice President & Director of Retail Banking and Human Resources at Peoples Bank. “We always encourage customers to have six months in expenses saved in case of unforeseen circumstances, such as a large medical expense, auto repair bill, or change in employment. Our Pigs in Parks campaign is a fun way to raise awareness about the importance of saving, and to show that there are reasons to save all around you - even in your neighborhood park!” The hunt is on! The Peoples Bank Pigs in Parks contest runs from August 7 to August 28, 2017. Search #pigsinparks on Instagram and Facebook for up-to-date information about the contest. More information and contest rules can be found at http://www.peoplesbank-wa.com/ pigsinparks. About Peoples Bank Peoples Bank is a locally owned and operated, independent community bank with almost $1.6 billion in assets. Headquartered in Bellingham, Washington, the Bank was founded in 1921 and operates 25 branches 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.

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How Can You Leave the Legacy You Desire?

You may not see it in the greeting card section of your local drugstore, but August is “What Will Be Your Legacy Month.” So it’s a good time to think about the type of legacy you’d like to leave. Of course, “legacy” can mean many things. In the broadest sense, your legacy is how you will be remembered by your loved ones, friends and the communities to which you belong. On a practical level, establishing your legacy means providing your family and the charitable organizations you support with the resources you’d like them to have. And that means you may need to take the following actions: create your plans, communicate your wishes and review and update your documents. Let’s take a quick look at all these steps: • Create your plans. You will want to work with your legal professional, and possibly your tax and financial professionals, too, to draft the plans needed to fulfill your legacy wishes. These plans may include drafting a will, living trust, health care directive, power of attorney and other documents. Ideally, you want these plans to do more than just convey where you want your money to go – you want to impart, to the next generation, a sense of the effort that went into building the wealth they receive. Without such an appreciation, your heirs may be less than rigorous in retaining the tangible legacies you’ve left them. • Communicate your wishes. It’s important to communicate your legacy-related wishes to your family members as early as possible. By doing so, you can hopefully avoid unpleasant surprises and hurt feelings when it’s time for your estate to be settled – and you’ll also let people know what tasks, if any, they need to perform. For example, if you’re choosing a family member to be the executor of your estate, or if you’re giving someone power of attorney over your financial or health-related matters, they should be prepared. • Update your documents. During your life, you may well experience any number of changes – new marriage, new children, opening a family business, and so on. You need to make sure your legal documents and financial accounts reflect these changes. For example, if you’ve remarried, you may want to change the beneficiary designations on your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts – if left untouched, these designations may even supersede the instructions left in your will. And the directions in life chosen by your grown children may also dictate changes in your will or living trust. In any case, it’s a good idea to review all your legacy-related documents periodically, and update them as needed. In addition to taking the above steps, you also need to protect the financial resources that go into your legacy. So, when you retire and begin taking funds from your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts, make sure your withdrawal rate is sufficient for your living expenses, but not so high that it eventually jeopardizes the amounts you planned to leave to your family or to your preferred charities. A financial professional can help you determine the withdrawal rate appropriate for your situation. With careful planning, and by making the right moves, you can create the type of legacy you desire – one that can benefit your loved ones far into the future. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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celebration of Bob’s life at Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Please join us in celebration of his amazing life story, with your stories and remembrances of him. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home, Oak Harbor. Please visit Robert’s page in the Book of Memories online at www.wallinfuneralhome.com. Trinity Lutheran Church, 18341 WA-525, Freeland, WA 98249 Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club, 3334 Brooks Hill Rd, Langley, WA 98260

Arnold Chris Carl Paulsen July 27, 1923 – July 27, 2017 Arnold Chris Carl Paulsen, 94, of Greenbank, WA passed away peacefully in his home July 27, 2017. He was the husband of the late Betty Ann (Heller) Paulsen, married April 27, 1956. Arnold was born July 27, 1923 to John H. Paulsen and Augusta (Ehlers) in Columbus, NE. He was drafted into the United States Army May 19, 1945 and served in Fort Leavenworth, KS and was deployed to Germany during WWII where he served as an Ambulance Driver for the 510th Medical Collecting Co. He was awarded the World War II Victory Ribbon and Army Occupation Medal (Germany) and was honorably discharged 30 September, 1946.

Robert (Bob) Andrew Blasko “Chief” September 18, 1947 – July 22, 2017 Robert A. Blasko began his amazing adventure to love September 18, 1947. He was born in Everett, WA to his loving parents Paul and Thelma Blasko. Bob spent his youth running and playing on the shores of Whidbey Island, and attended Langley High School where he made many lifelong friends that he cherished. It was during these years he met his best friend, Joan Burley. In 1965, Bob graduated Langley High School; Bob and Joan became engaged in the fall of 1966. Bob joined the United States Coast Guard November 28, 1966 which set him on his path as a Marine Engineer. In May of 1967, he married his best friend Joan Marie Burley, and they began an amazing love story of 50 years of a life filled with amazing adventures together. In November of 1967, they started their family with the birth of their first son, Christopher, and in February of 1970 their family again grew with the birth of their second son, Robert. The family returned to Whidbey Island in 1972 to raise their family and have since remained, residing in Maxwelton Valley. Robert retired from Washington State Ferries in 1996 after a 30 year career as a Staff Chief Engineer. Bob and Joan, along with close friends, enjoyed many great years as Seenagers, traveling and playing at “Senior Summer Camp” in Arizona. He is survived by his greatest treasures; his loving wife and best friend Joan, sister Betty (husband Robert Galbreath), sons Chris and Robert (wife Kristin), grandchildren Garrett (wife Chelsea), Jon (wife Stephanie), Justin, Andrew, Nick, Emma and Jake, great grandchildren Jason, Aiden, Liam, Owen, Zoey, and many cousins, nieces and nephews in-law who he also loved and adored.

Shortly after returning home to Nebraska, Arnold and his new bride moved to Seattle, WA to work for Boeing, then later with Seattle Bronze where he was a part of a team that worked on the Bubbleator (bubble-shaped elevator) in the Center House and parts of the Space Needle for the 1965 World’s Fair. He moved on to work for a startup company, Genie Industries, in 1966 and retired in 1988. Upon retiring, he moved to Greenbank on Whidbey Island to a home and shop lovingly built by himself with the help of family. He never really retired as he loved puttering in his shop creating inventions or gifts for family members and fishing in the Puget Sound. Arnold was a loving father, brother, uncle, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He is survived by his daughters Nancy Selix (Brian), Linda Lutch (John), and son Karl Paulsen; grandchildren Christopher, Joseph, Timothy, Andrea (Eric), Mark (Kim), Robert (Erin), Elizabeth (Nathan), Michael, Samantha (Anthony), and Beth Ann; great grandchildren Lucas, Madeline, Marlee, and Sayda; sisters Betty Wullschleger (Raymond) and Nadine Magsamen (Kenneth); brother-in-law Kenneth Christiansen and numerous nieces and nephews. We will all dearly miss Arnold; he loved sharing stories of his life, playing poker, watching Cornhusker football, but most of all he loved being surrounded by his family. Graveside services will be held at Bayview Cemetery in Bayview, WA, August 13, 2017 at 11:00 am. A celebration of life will follow at the American Legion Post # 141, 14096 WA State Route-525, Langley, WA 98260.

Bob enjoyed many things, traveling, fishing, shooting, adventures, playing Farkle, helping his family, friends and neighbors. He always knew how to fix it, build it, or just make it go. Bob was a member of many organizations including Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club, South Whidbey Yacht Club, and Whidbey Island Radio Control Society. Bob will be missed by all who knew him, but has left a legacy of love that will continue on. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 starting at 1 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, with a

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Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, August 10, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland A representative from Skagit Organics will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit islandherb.com

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, August 11, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland A representative from Smokey Point Productions will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit islandherb.com

4th Annual Antique Fair & Vintage Market at Christianson’s Nursery Friday, August 11, 5:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, August 12, 9:00am-4:00pm Christianson’s Nursery, Mount Vernon Christianson’s is proud to present the Northwest’s top dealers showcasing the best in antiques, vintage and collectibles. The dealers are individually selected for their quality of hard-to-find goods and creative displays. The fair includes antiques (100+ years old), retro and vintage. Friday Night V.I.P. will kick off with a fun early shopping party of wine tasting and chocolate pairing from Hellam’s Vineyard and Evolve Chocolate at the Schoolhouse and North Meadow Field from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Friday Night $10 V.I.P. tickets on sale now at the Garden Store or on-line: https://www.tickettailor.com/all-tickets/29529/8d34/ The Antique Fair & Vintage Market is free opens to the public! Lots of treasures to be found! Four event sites in two days: Schoolhouse, Christianson’s Nursery, Primrose Antiques & Gifts and new location, North Meadow Field. For more information, or to request registration materials, call (360) 466-3821 or email Stephanie.Christiansons@gmail.com

Live Music: Skinny Tie Jazz Friday, August 11, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Playing a blend of jazz standards and not so standards, tunes you grew up with and great tunes you’ve never heard before. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, August 12, 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.

OHFCL Fundraising Car Wash Saturday, August 12, 10:00am-2:00pm Sunday, August 13, 10:00am-2:00pm Safeway, Oak Harbor Proceeds benefit the Oak Harbor Football and Cheer League.

Coupeville Arts & Crafts Festival Saturday, August 12, 10:00am-6:00pm Sunday, August 13, 10:00am-5:00pm Downtown Coupeville Each August this festival fills the streets of Coupeville with the region’s best artists and crafts people along with great food & entertainment. For more information, visit http:// coupevillefestival.com

32nd Annual North Whidbey Lions Car Show Saturday, August 12, 11:00am-4:00pm Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Come and enjoy the show with over 300 of the best mild to wild vehicles from all over the Northwest!

Wine & Rhodies Benefit Gala

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, August 18, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Rock Garden and Ivy Glass will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit islandherb.com

Saturday, August 12, 6:30pm-9:00pm Dancing Fish Winery, Freeland $75 per person

4th Annual Run IN Color

Come out and support Meerkerk Gardens and enjoy delicious food, delectable wine, and entertainment for the evening. Music by Skinny Tie Jazz. Tickets online at www. meerkerkgardens.org or call (360) 678-1912.

This is a festive community/family event that’s a little messy and a lot of fun! The 5K begins at 9:00am and the 1/4 miles kids dash begins at 10:00am. For more information and to register, visit www.rueandprimavera.com or call (360) 279-8323.

Live Music: JP Falcon Saturday, August 12, 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) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

Live Music: Just In Time Jazz Duo Sunday, August 13, 11:00am-1:00pm Rustica Café, Oak Harbor Enjoy Sunday brunch while seasoned musicians, Nick & Judy Nicholai, perform timeless tunes from the great American Songbook with love.

Main Street Market Sunday, August 13, 11:00am-3:00pm Flintstone Park, Oak Harbor Great vendors and live music. 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.

Oak Harbor Pig Fest Sunday, August 13, 12:00pm-5:00pm Pionner Way, Oak Harbor Enjoy a free BBQ lunch and loads of fun at this PNWBA Sanctioned BBQ Competition. More information at oakharborpigfest.com

Concerts in the Park: Quinn Fitzpatrick Wednesday, August 16, 6:30pm-8:00pm Community Park, 5495 Maxwelton Rd, Langley Free Quinn is a groovin’ guitarist who draws upon an eclectic mix of contemporary acoustic, celtic, country, folk, pop, rock, blues, hip-hop, r&b, latin, bossa nova and jazz styles. He plays beautiful instrumental arrangements of classic tunes from the 20th century, contemporary hits as well as original compositions. Bring a picnic dinner, grab a blanket or lawn chair, and invite your family and friends to this free concert series! Info about Concerts in the Park can be found at http://www.swparks.org/ special_events.html

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, August 17, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save 3 lives and we have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment at DonorSched@ psbc.org. For more information, call Paddy Roberts at (360) 678-8746 or (360) 678-4105. The church is located at 608 North Main St.

Saturday, August 19, 9:00am Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor

Hydros for Heroes Saturday, August 19, 11:00am Sunday, August 20, 11:00am Oak Harbor Bay Experience history in the making with 8 Grand Prix hydros scheduled to appear. Enjoy a VIP yacht experience, food and retail vendors, beer garden, live music, pit party, and more. For additional information, visit www.hydrosforheroes.com

Bluegrass in the Gardens Saturday, August 19, 12:00pm-4:00pm Meerkerk Gardens, Greenbank Bring a picnic lunch or purchase some BBQ foods while listening to three great NW Bluegrass bands in the Presentation Grounds. Bring your dog too (on leash)! $15/person. Children 16 and under free. Tickets purchased at the door. Music Line Up: The Neighborhood Boys (noon), Bayview Sound (1:30pm), Pearly Blues (3:00pm).

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: “Point Counterpoint” Thursday, August 10, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Aldous Huxley’s “Point Counterpoint.” When it was published in 1928, Point Counter Point no doubt shocked its readers with frank depictions of infidelity, sexuality, and the highbrow high jinks of Aldous Huxley’s arty characters. What’s truly remarkable, however, is how his novel continues to shock today. For adults.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. musical for young audiences. This adaptation of the familiar story features the adventures of the three pigs as they build the home of their dreams. This is a STEM-themed program which references measuring, math, and architecture. Explore Summer: See the Sun Up Close! Saturday, August 12, 3:00pm-4:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. Don’t miss this rare chance to safely view the sun in three different wavelengths: full spectrum, hydrogen-alpha, and calcium-K, for telescopic views of prominences, filaments, and UV emissions. View the solar spectrum with spectroscopes and explore other “hot topics” in solar science with an expert. Take home solar glasses for watching the upcoming solar eclipse (while supplies last). This multigenerational program is presented by the Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project, New Mexico Chapter. Weather permitting. North Sound Writers Group Monday, August 14, 10:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Join other writers to discuss, problem solve, share and receive feedback and work on the craft of writing. Everyone is welcome. For more information about this group visit northsoundwriters.com Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group: “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” Tuesday, August 15, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Yoval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.” Sapiens explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” Ambivalent Science with Grinnin Fish Tuesday, August 15, 1:00pm & 3:30pm Oak Harbor Library This is a hands-on interactive program for children ages 6-11 with an adult. Preregistration will be required as supplies are limited. There will be no availability for younger siblings in this particular program. Horton Hatches the Egg: Presented by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre Wednesday, August 16, 1:00pm Coupeville Library Horton the elephant agrees to watch over lazy Maisie bird’s egg while she vacations. Much later, after standing (and sitting) guard 100-percent faithfully through rain and snow, Horton and the egg are captured by three hunters and put in a circus. For school-age children and preschoolers when accompanied by an adult. The Princess and the Pea: Presented by Tears of Joy Puppet Theatre Wednesday, August 16, 3:00pm Coupeville Library Emily Alexander, the daughter of Tears of Joy Theatre founders, adds her comedic charm to this unique version of a classic fairy tale. Find out if you too might be a princess and the importance of true love. For school-age children and preschoolers when accompanied by an adult.

Ready Readers: Family Storytime Thursday, August 10, 9:30am Coupeville Library

Oak Harbor Fire Department Visits the Library Thursday, August 17, 10:30am Oak Harbor Library

Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver.

The Oak Harbor Fire Department will be here for families with children of all ages to talk about fire safety and let children discover the fire truck. Perfect photo opportunity, too!

2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “Wave” Friday, August 11, 10:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library

Books2Movies Friday, August 18, 2:00pm-4:30pm Freeland Library

Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of “Wave” by Sonali Deraniyagala. Explore Summer: The Three Little Pigs Saturday, August 12, 2:00pm-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. Last Leaf Productions is excited to present “The Three Little Pigs” their 25th original

This group will focus on books that are also movies. This month’s selection is Tim Crothers’ “The Queen of Katwe,” the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a teenage chess prodigy from the slums of Uganda. Enjoy coffee/tea, candy and popcorn, and meet with fellow book lovers. Brandon Henry, who you may have seen at The Clyde Theater, will lead the discussion.

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Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Diane Tompkinson Meet the Artist: Thursday, August 17, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Mixed Media Artist Diane Tompkinson will be at the gallery with some of her print making tools. Although Diane works in mixed media, it is through printmaking that she is able to enjoy her love of painting, drawing, and carving.

Meetings & Organizations Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, August 15, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor The program is Pachyderm Intrigue and Lessons Elephants Bring. Donald J. Miller, photographer, will share information and images from four decades of photographing elephants. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@ comcast.net.

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, August 23, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor The featured speaker at this monthly no-host luncheon will be Jim Siggens with an entertaining presentation on the Museum’s history as well as anecdotes on the money, time and logistics involved in getting the actual PBY Catalina 5A to back to Whidbey Island after many decades of service including WWII. The public is invited to this event and the CPO Club is located at 1080 Ault Field Rd. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

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Initiation Meditation.” More at www.grandmotherfromanotherplanet.com/events-news/. The Sears House is located at 2812 Meinhold Road, across from Bayview Market site. Early Bird $40 if you reserve and pay by Aug. 11. At the door, $50. Reservations: Sandra@rightbrainaerobics.com – (425) 214-2926.

NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, August 18, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, August 19, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor 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 Road, 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. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range. 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.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, August 19, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required and no late admittance allowed. 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.

“The Power of the Sun Eclipse: A New Relationship with the Sun & Your Sun Sign” Saturday, August 12, 1:30pm-5:00pm Sears House, Langley Explore the personal empowerment of the coming Aug. 21st total Solar Eclipse with Astrologer Gretchen Lawlor (www.GretchenLawlor.com) and Right Brain Aerobics Founder (www.rightbrainaerobics.com), Sandra Rodman/Grandmother from Another Planet, introducing a channeled “Sun Stargate Light

10:38am, NE 7th Ave. Reporting party advising a transient male was asleep outside and then came in the store and attempted to drink a beer and is now sleeping on the floor. 2:18pm, SE 9th Ave. Caller states they found a large sum of money. 4:39pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting party advising there was a male subject at location getting in people’s faces and in their food. 5:03pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising male subject is smoking marijuana near the gas pumps and running around acting like he is playing basketball.

Mondays, Aug 21 & Sept 5, 6:00pm-9:00pm Wednesdays, Aug 23 & Sept 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm Fridays, Aug 25 & Sept 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturdays, Aug 26 & Sept 10, 9:00am-12:00pm

11:11pm, SW Fort Nugent Ave. Reporting party advising they are locked in the park.

Sunday, August 27, 12:00pm-4:00pm Camp Casey, 276 Engle Rd, Coupeville

Spend a day preserving your precious memories by getting some of your favorite photos into an album. All levels of scrapbookers welcome, from beginners to experienced. Cost is $10, which includes lunch, a special gift (or project), use of my cool tools, ideas, encouragement, inspiration, fun and help if you need it. Bring what you have or supplies are available for purchase. Space is limited so call today to reserve your seat. Contact Nancy Cunningham, Creative Memories Independent Advisor, (808) 779-8280 or picsonapage@gmail.com.

10:20am, SW Fleet St. Reporting party advising they possibly saw a plastic grenade on the side of the roadway.

6:55pm, NE 6th Ave. Caller reporting burnt food and other items in the carport of a vacant house.

Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Club Dances Groups, Privates, Wedding Prep (360) 720-2727 - dcb601@comcast.net Saturday, August 12, 10:00am-5:00pm Private Residence, Oak Harbor

Wednesday, July 26 10:12am, E Whidbey Ave. Caller reporting an ongoing issue with a rooster who crows all day.

Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association will be conducting Hunter Safety Classes as follows:

Family Southern Barbecue Cooking Workshop

Got Boxes of Pictures?!

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up!

Hunter Safety Class at CWSA

Learn to Dance at Dan’s Classic Ballroom.Com!

Fred and Barbara Bennett of Sho-Nuff Foods in Oak Harbor will show us how to cook the perfect BBQ and then share their meal with us. Slow Food Whidbey Island will have sweet treats for sale to finish off your perfect summertime meal. Come eat great food, explore the beach, fly that kite you have tucked away in your closet, or just kick back on a picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest. $15 per person, children under 12 can share a plate, kids under 5 free. For more information or to RSVP, email Kathy Floyd at kathy46@whidbey. com

Tai Chi Introduction Tuesdays, Aug 29 thru Sept 26, 1:00pm-2:00pm Island Dance, 714 Camano Avenue, Langley Exploring “Stillness in Movement”. An introduction to Cheng Man-Ch’ing style Taichi. This is a 5-week series running on Tuesdays from August 29 through September 26. The cost is $75 for the 5-week series and pre-registration is required. Contact Simon Leon (Approved Instructor) at (360) 661-7298, or email dosho56@hotmail.com


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6:29pm, W Whidbey Ave. Caller reporting a juvenile male keeps coming to her door, pounding on it to see if another juvenile comes out.

You must complete all classes (4-M,W,F,S) to fulfill the Washington State requirements. Please contact John Boling at (360) 969-2440 for instructions on registration, pre-registration is required by WA State.


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Thursday, July 27 3:07pm, SR 20 Reporting party states a male is yelling at her after she slammed her own car door at location. 8:46pm, NW Upsala Dr. Reporting party advising her neighbor’s dog locked her out of the car. Friday, July 28 3:06am, SW Mullberry Pl. Reporting party advising a male outside is using profanities and yelling “where are you hiding?” 9:15am, SW 3rd Ave. Caller advising hears a knocking sound coming from their basement.

ing and taking off his clothes and throwing items on the ground. 9:10pm, SR 20 Caller states a male is yelling and screaming “violent” things in front of location. 11:55pm, SE 8th Ave. Reporting party advising a male just walked into their residence and then left. Sunday, July 30 2:24pm, S Beeksma Dr. Caller advising a male is in the women’s shower, showering with a woman. 3:34pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting party advising subjects at location are using foul language and “A LOT” of stuff is going on. Monday, July 31 2:58am, NE Goldie St. Reporting party advising it sounds like someone is scratching on the outside of the building she is in. 5:09am, NW Clipper Dr. Reporting party advising they can hear an animal or maybe a person saying “help” and it has been going on for several days. Monday, July 31 12:02 pm, NW Columbia Dr. Reporting party advising a dead crow is in the back yard. 12:31 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Caller reporting her husband is being blackmailed by someone on Facebook. 1:49 pm, SW 3rd Ave. Reporting party advising an unknown substance is spilling on her that caused pain and it was left where she volunteers. 4:04 pm, SE Jensen St. Reporting party advising a male is urinating on a tree. Tuesday, Aug. 1 7:36 am, SW Heller St. Caller states a youth soccer team put plastic birds in her yard and she wants them to be removed. 1:21 pm, SE Barrington Dr. Reporting party advising they think a subject may be shoplifting at location because they have been in the store for hours and hasn't bought anything.

9:24am, SE Pasek St. Caller reporting an ongoing issue with a rooster at location.

11:01 pm, SW Harrier Cir. Reporting party states their roommate let someone in through the window and they want them to leave.

1:44pm, SE 4th Ave. Reporting party advising he returned home to find a male in his flower beds and the male cut the heads off of his poppy plants.

Wednesday, Aug. 2 12:03 pm, NE Koetje St. Reporting party advising a male who has been sleeping in the bushes is now “flailing around.”

9:36pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising a male pulled down his pants and exposed himself.

1:34 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising they ran over a stop sign.

Saturday, July 29 10:50am, SE Regatta Dr. Reporting party advising a male inside is speaking “gibberish.” 4:06pm, SW Barlow St. Caller reporting a male is screaming, flipping people off, and walking into the road. 5:53pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising a male is scream-

3:45 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting a female at location is screaming at trees and appears to be “on something.” 7:27 pm, NE 8th Ave. Reporting party advising a vehicle is speeding up and down the road with subjects sitting on the trunk. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Queer Pride on Whidbey celebrates positivity By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The fourth annual Queer Pride on Whidbey parade, set for Sunday at 2 p.m. in downtown Langley, is all about celebrating and spreading positivity. “This is an inclusive, celebratory event, meant to demonstrate our community pride,” said QPOW organizer Skye Newkirk. As many as 1,000 people are expected to turn out for the event, which is aimed at spreading a positive message within the LGBTQ community and the community at large. “One of the things we really value is inclusivity and celebration,” said Newkirk. “In order to make that happen, we try to move away from negative “anti” messages and instead use positive messaging. I think that does shift the energy from one of anger and protest – which are important aspects of society – and make it a bit more like a celebration.” Newkirk said since QPOW began, the response from the community and the City of Langley has been overwhelmingly positive. The biggest pushback has come from within the LGBTQ community itself, according to Newkirk, over the use of the word “Queer” in the title. “The use of the word in the past was very negative and it was associated with trauma and hate, especially among older members of the LGBTQ community. There are folks who have experienced that and feel it’s still a derogatory term,” Newkirk explained. “As I was coming out, the LGBTQ community had launched a sort of reclamation of the word “queer.” Instead of allowing it to be used against us, it became an umbrella term for diversity beyond gender. We use it now as a normal part of the community and a word to take pride in.”

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Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Festival Association Nearly 20,000 people are expected to flock to Coupeville this weekend for the 54th annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is all about giving back By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly After 54 years, the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival is still going strong and the town of Coupeville and its residents are the beneficiaries of its long-standing success. The 54th annual festival, one of the oldest continuously run festivals in the state, is set to take place this weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Nearly 20,000 people are expected to journey to the quaint waterside town over the course of the festival. And when people shop at this event, they are quite literally supporting the community. “We give all our money away,” said Mike Dessert, president of the Coupeville Festival Association, which puts on the event. “We are all volunteers, there is no paid staff. Every dime we make goes back to the community.” All the proceeds CFA earns from the festival are funneled back into various community projects and scholarships for graduating Coupeville High School students. That figure has added up over the years to a pretty significant amount. “Our grand total for 53 years is $830,000,” Dessert said. “We contributed money for the stairs by Knead and Feed, donated the property the library sits on, we’ve re-roofed the Rec Hall, we’ve given lots of money to the museum, we gave money for the new housing for the Admiralty Head Lighthouse…the list goes on and on. “We just bought three defibrillators that will be placed around Coupeville that will be located outside and accessible 24 hours a day,” he continued. “That’s the kind of thing we look for; that was something the community needed.” The focus of CFA, said Dessert, has always been and will always be historic preservation, the promotion of the arts and cultural enrichment. The group is also trying to foster a spirit of giving back among Coupeville’s youth. “This last year we gave away four scholarships of $2,000 each. The primary prerequisite to apply is that the applicants have to volunteer at the festival,” Dessert said. “We’re trying to encourage volunteerism among the younger generation.”

Photo Courtesy of Queer Pride on Whidbey Parade The fourth annual Queer Pride on Whidbey Parade will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in downtown Langley.

CFA earns money through selling space to vendors. There are 220 spaces, which translates into about 180 or so vendors, when you take double booth spaces into account. The group also gets a percentage of each vendor’s sales. “So it behooves us to have good quality products,” Dessert said.

Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Festival Association Fine art of all kinds, including items like this from Cascadia Stoneware USA, Inc. are to be featured during this weekend’s Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival.

“We work hard to bring in items that are hand crafted by the vendor who is selling it. If it’s photographs, they take the pictures. If it’s an artist, they paint the pictures. This is hand crafted, quality stuff.” The festival also brings families together. “It’s a tradition,” said Dessert. “An awful lot of family members come home that weekend to spend time with family here and go to the festival. That’s why you can’t get a hotel or a room at a bed and breakfast that weekend after June.” Dessert, who has been the CFA board president for seven years, has been participating in and volunteering for the Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival for 17 years. This will be the first year he has not been a vendor.

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PRIDE continued from page 8 As always, this year’s parade will feature a combination of floats and people walking. It is a colorful, free-spirited event that generates smiles and camaraderie. That is especially important to people who may be new to the island or who just feel isolated. “We go to these events to find our community and find people like us,” Newkirk said. “Beyond making those connections it’s the feedback we get from those who have felt isolated prior to the event. People have told me “I just moved to Whidbey and I didn’t know where to go. You have made me feel loved.” That’s my favorite part – giving them those connections and helping them feel loved by the community.” There is a spirit of fun that goes along with QPOW. The parade features both a grand marshal and a “royal family,” which is made up of three community members who are nominated at large and selected by the QPOW parade committee. The royals then ride a special float in the parade. This year’s parade grand marshal is Pandora Violet Phoenix, a seamstress in Oak Harbor.

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The parade also features a booth fair. “We’re doing the booth fair a little differently this year,” said Newkirk. “We’re going to have it by the parade lineup (at the bus barn parking lot behind Langley Middle School and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts). The reason for that is because that is where everyone hangs out before the parade.”


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There will be no merchandise sales at the booth fair. Educational or informative booths by service organizations or support groups and health and wellness information will be featured. There is no cost to participate in the QPOW parade. Organizers do ask that parade entries featuring floats register in advance, but those who are walking in the parade can sign up the day of the event. Same day registration and parade check-in begins at noon. Anyone interested in registering a parade entry or who would like more information can go to www.qpow.com. “If anyone wants to show up on that day and walk, they are more than welcome,” said Newkirk. “It’s so much fun and it will be so colorful. Everyone will have a good time.”

Photo Courtesy of Coupeville Festival Association The Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival will feature handmade jewelry of all kinds, including pieces like this one from Cheryl Parrott Jewelry.

“This will be the first time in 17 years I get to go to the festival,” he said. “It’s going to be a neat experience.” This year the beer and wine garden, put on by the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce, will be located by the food and entertainment, near the library on Alexander Street. Children’s activities will also be located by the library. Entertainment on Saturday features Orville Johnson at 11 a.m., Del Rey and Steve James at 1 p.m. and Yogoman and his Burning Band at 3 p.m. Sunday’s lineup features Brian Butler at 11 a.m., The Three at 1 p.m. and Mike Faast and the Archtops at 3 p.m. Photo Courtesy of Queer Pride on Whidbey Parade Colorful entries and positive messaging will be on display Sunday during the fourth annual Queer Pride on Whidbey Parade. The parade begins at 2 p.m. in downtown Langley.

The Pacific NorthWest Art School will also have a juried art gallery at the Rec Hall during the festival. Prizes will be awarded for Best of Show, first, second and third place in

photography, two-dimensional art and threedimensional art. A gallery reception will be held Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets to the reception are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and include a commemorative glass and one glass of beer or wine. Advance tickets are available for purchase through Thursday at Artworks Gallery, Garry Oak Gallery, Pacific NorthWest Art School, Penn Cove Gallery and Whidbey Art Gallery. Complete details on the event can be found online at www.coupevillefestival.com. “What better setting can you have? A friendly town that works hard as a group of volunteers to put this on,” Dessert said. “It’s my way of giving back to a great community. To be able to look and see what we’ve accomplished, the things we’ve contributed, it gives me a real sense of belonging.”


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Race the Reserve adds marathon course By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It’s not too late to take part in this year’s sixth annual Race the Reserve, which will take place Saturday on Central Whidbey Island. The event raises money for safe and sober graduation night activities for the upcoming class of Coupeville High School seniors. This year, participants will have to decide how far they’d like to go, since they can choose between a 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon relay and a full marathon. “A marathon is something that had been discussed and we decided that this year we would move forward on it,” said race director, Deb Smith. “Coupeville used to host the Whidbey Island Marathon, but after it moved to Oak Harbor, there was no longer one available in Central Whidbey.” There are nearly 50 people already registered for the marathon, according to Smith. Typically Race the Reserve gets between 325 to 350 participants. Organizers this year think that number will be closer to 400 with the addition of the marathon and marathon relay. Because the race is a fundraiser for the upcoming graduating class, there are some unique aspects that go into its planning. There is a new race director every year and a new team of volunteers that put the event together. The one constant is the beauty that is Whidbey Island. “It is the only race where participants will run through a local, state and national park, as well as [Ebey’s Landing] National Historical Reserve,” said Smith. “Participants have the opportunity to take in unique views only offered here in Central Whidbey Island.” Between the various races and routes, runners (and walkers) will pass through parts of Ebey’s Prairie and Crockett Prairie, both located in the reserve, one of only three designated historical

Photo Courtesy of Race the Reserve Whidbey Island The sixth annual Race the Reserve will be held Saturday on Central Whidbey. The event, which raises money for graduation activities for the upcoming senior class at Coupeville High School, will add its first marathon this year.

reserves in the country. With panoramic views of Puget Sound, Admiralty Inlet, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Mountains and the North Cascades, it’s difficult to imagine a more beautiful route. Runners will traverse dirt trails, paved trails and roads, parts of Coupeville and bucolic farmland during the various courses. Marathon, relay and half marathon runners will follow a route through Fort Casey State Park, past Admiralty Head Lighthouse and World War II bunkers. Because of the different length courses, this event draws runners of all ages.

“It’s a family-friendly, outdoor event that [people] of all levels and abilities can participate in,” said Smith. “We like to promote healthy activities, and running/walking is a very popular, lifelong sport that family and friends can do together. I am an avid runner and am passionate about sharing this activity with others.” Same day registration is available for those who have not already signed up. Marathon registration will be Saturday from 5:30 to 6:45 a.m., half marathon registration is from 6 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. and 5K and 10K registration is between 6:30 and 7:45 a.m. Organizers will accept cash or check

and all races will start and finish at the high school gym at 501 South Main Street in Coupeville. Further details are available online at www. racethereserve.com. “As a runner, I have enjoyed being able to provide a local race event that brings a race opportunity for everyone’s activity level,” Smith said, also stressing the community’s contribution to the race’s success. “The community plays an important role in supporting this event every year and we really appreciate their time and sponsorship,” she said. “Without it, the event would not be possible.”

Photo Courtesy of Race the Reserve Whidbey Island As many as 400 runners from the local area and from as far away as France, British Columbia and the Carolinas will take part in Saturday’s Race the Reserve on Central Whidbey Island.

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The Glass Castle: Of all the glut of navelgazing memoirs out there, Jeannette Walls’ heart-wrenching story of her hardscrabble upbringing is far and away one of the best. A movie cannot possibly do it justice, and lo, this movie does not.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 7 min.)

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deemed the most visually acceptable receptacles for their distribution onto our plates or into our bowls, at the table. I guess in this way, everyone feels like they have a little control over their meal, and they are part of the whole experience, even if they didn’t make the food. My mother’s salmon mousse, which I spoke about not long ago, was plated with absolute precision and the results were just wonderful. A decorative silver platter was adorned first with lettuce leaves, upon which the soft pinky colored mousse was set after being slowly, carefully and gently removed from the mold which – of course – looked just like a fish. Guests seemed to be enthralled by it, and yet the simplicity of the recipe and the plating itself (which was equally simple) took the event at which this was served, to a new level of enjoyment.


very basic background on the involvement of our senses with dining.

What makes a dish so delicious? Personal predilection of course for starters. But it’s more than that. Where does the dish BEGIN to wrap you in its tasty arms and envelope you in the experience of eating whatever it is? With the way it looks – that’s where.

Our taste buds, the bunches of nerves nestled on our tongue, pick up the broken down molecules of food after we chew it, and they determine what flavors are being enjoyed in the mouthful of food – i.e. salty, sweet, sour, bitter etc. Information is then sent from the taste buds to a center in the brain called the ‘gustatory center.’ But before this is even factored, how a meal is served affects the overall enjoyment of the food being eaten think color association and perception. Also, some scientists suggest serving food ‘family-style’ is one of the better ways to ensure people have a positive mealtime experience. The idea behind this notion is people can sometimes feel like a deer in the headlights when served their own plate of food – kind of like they’re on the spot and all eyes are on them. Rather than feeling consigned to your own plate, being allowed to serve yourself from central plates, family-style, is supposedly more conducive to a more interactive and engaging meal.

Now I know we should ‘never judge a book by its cover’ and HOW delicious a dish appears is also subjective. But I think it’s fair to say the more pleasing to the eye food is, the likelihood of us enjoying the act of eating actually becomes higher, after all – it is the way the food looks that draws us in in the first place. There are so many factors that go in to ensuring the food is presented in a way that makes it more mouth-watering. All our senses are involved when we sit down to dine but the foremost sense, in my opinion, is sight. Food is an art; creating and plating it. It is also a science and the area of ‘neurogastronomy’ explores the links between flavor perception and its effects on our memory and cognition. The very act of eating is such a complex event that to break it down into the multiple facets which comprise it is way above any of my skill sets. But to fully appreciate what goes into eating, and WHY the way food looks is important, I will give some

So with this in mind, I sat and thought about my own dining experiences and went through which ones seem to be the best. Most certainly those where the options were numerous, and definitely those where plating and presentation were considered. The way food was served when my siblings and I were kids was ‘family-style.’ My mother took extra care to arrange the food in what was

In fact, my good friend whom I refer to here occasionally, gave me an even deeper appreciation for food presentation and the impact it has on us when we come to eat it. When setting up fruit platters, she would always have the fruit arranged perfectly. The grapes, both red and green hues, each situated with their respective brethren one next to the other in tight lines on the large platter, flanked by bright vermillion colored orange slices, and thick chunks of juicy red watermelon. Everyone ALWAYS comments on her ability to present food in such a way your mouth starts watering just by looking at it. In fact, so important is the aesthetic appeal of food on our ability to enjoy it that, according to University of Oxford experimental psychologist and professor, Charles Spence, food’s appearance, more precisely, how it photographs, is becoming a factor which chefs are now taking into consideration when they plate their creations – thanks to social media. It not only heightens the food in the way we perceive it to taste, but it certainly has the ability to either persuade or dissuade potential customers from dining on their fare. The way we apply our artistic talents in the kitchen can really take the food we prepare to new levels of deliciousness by plating it creatively. From what I understand of my research into this realm – which I’m just going to mention now, is vast to say the least – everything matters when we eat with our eyes. From the cleanliness of the utensils, to

the angles at which certain food items are placed, to the color of the plates and bowls used to serve the meals – all of it plays integral roles in eating. Dear readers, there is no one particular dish which I favor over another when it comes to visual appeal because each dish is different. But I am going to include an idea about how to plate fruit and if you try plating fruit like this, do let me know if you noticed a difference in how people responded to it – aesthetically speaking – and if it had any impact on the pleasure it gave when consumed. I am very interested to know! Remember, every aspect of cooking is like creating artistic works – ones you can eat, so eat with your eyes and enjoy every stage of the process! Please send any and all comments, questions, information and most certainly suggestions and recipes because as always, I’d love to hear from you so Lets Dish! Fruit Platter Presentation – Concentric Circles Oranges Strawberries Blueberries or blackberries Honeydew Red grapes. Slice oranges into rounds and then halve each round. De-stem the strawberries and cut each in half. Cut honeydew into 1 inch cubes. Wash all fruit! Starting with the outermost layer, arrange orange slices like dominoes that have fallen, one on top of the other, all the way around until the last slice is seamlessly tucked under the first one. The next layer is strawberries. Set them one next to the other all the way around the plate, laying them cut side down. Next, blueberries or blackberries are scattered in their respective circle all the way around the plate. The honeydew is situated similarly in its circle around the plate, but with a little more uniformity. Lastly, the innermost layer should be a mound of sweet juicy grapes, like a bull’s eye! And there you have it – one of the many ways to plate fruit to increase its visual charm. To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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opposites seated together at the bargaining table on the 13th. So long as they’re talking, there’s hope.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Twins, doubles and pairs are to be watched for this week. You’ll find this theme of twos popping up in situations relating to your home, your car, the wealth and possessions of your siblings, land, buildings, gems, minerals and all things that come from the Earth. It’s the cosmos at play, and the more you pay attention, the more creatively will this spin on duality express itself. Watch closely on the 13th TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Recycling in all its forms is important to your week. The sorting of cans, bottles and plastics obviously applies. But you’ll probably be involved in some other form of, “out with the old, in with the new.” A house or car changing hands, a relationship morphing, a seasonal rotation of wardrobe are only a few of the ways you may experience a recycling or rearranging. It’s all happening to you and around you on the 13th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Courtships in every sense of the word are central to your week. Things that you pursue, chase, run after or woo with intent to make them yours pertain here. The list may include a job, idea, or love interest, and yes, disaster. (Be careful what you wish for!) Property is likely to be involved. Any form that you imagine happiness taking for you qualifies. Watch the 13th for important developments. CANCER (June 22-July 22) The means are present throughout the week for you to increase your knowledge, joy and wealth. Don’t underestimate the value of tradition, and especially the wisdom passed by word of mouth from one generation to the next. Merging homespun wisdom with the twin virtues of compassion and empathy works to your advantage. Most important on the 13th is appreciation for the ancestral lineage that put you here. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Family values and your strong attitudes regarding home figure prominently in your week. Threats to kith and kin are sure to trigger the lion in you. As a fierce family protector, your desire to command the show is apt to pop up unexpectedly. You won’t need to announce the fact, for in all likelihood, you’re broadcasting your king of beasts demeanor in your every move. The gains you make on the13th derive from this trait directly. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) A useful attitude for you this week is that all things are negotiable. The magic something that makes some people able to cut deals and strike bargains with ease is alive within you at present. Your personal charisma is at a high and you’ll surely want to take advantage of it. Seize every opportunity to get warring

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) It’s not always easy to be where you need to be, exactly when you need to be there, but events this week conspire to help. Look for the time crunch or other obstacle that very likely has kept you running late to resolve itself. You’ll need to be quick on your feet when it does. Developments from that point on are likely to unfold in rapid succession. Insights gained on the 13th prove useful later down the road. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Persistence in the face of recent difficulties pays off with their removal this week. Heated debates that occurred during the peak of the crisis should begin to cool. The focus is beginning a shift to other things, making the issue of who was right of less importance now. Regardless of your position, the moral high ground on the 13th calls for you to let the bygones pass and focus on the present. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Every story has its untold side, a fact of major importance to your week. The opportunity rests with you, more than anyone, to see the untold story element that others do not. Your greatest gains come of finding ways to gently introduce the facts as you see them. Their acceptance or rejection is not your concern. It’s enough to put your version of the story out on the 13th and let the chips fall as they may. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You gain a big advantage this week if you can let go of worries about being right or wrong. Trying too hard to be right is closing your mind to certain facts that could prove quite useful to you in the long run. A willingness to accept the possibility that you may have been wrong is the only way to access the information you need. There’s no shame in changing your mind on the 13th if the facts demand it. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) If your relationships are less than satisfying this week, the unease has a good side. It’s shining light into your blind spots, showing you where to start in your wish to improve matters. The opportunity is before you to forge a stronger and deeper dynamic, a relationship based not on illusion but on truth. Watch the 13th for clues on how to proceed. The self-understanding you gain will justify the effort. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t worry if conventional teachings conflict with the things you feel inside you this week. Your inner wisdom is being stimulated in many ways, naturally causing you to question authority and authority figures. If you follow your beliefs back to their roots, you’ll be in better position to understand the status quo and reconcile your disagreements. The clues showing you how and where to look are all around you on the 13th. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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


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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

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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 FT Executive Director: Oak Harbor Main Street Association, a nonprofit downtown revitalization organization, is searching for a full time Executive Director. Deadline for resume submission is August 15. For information go to www.oakharbormainstreet. com or email edmainstreet@ gmail.com (0) PT Evening Janitorial – Freeland/Clinton: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 11 hours per week. Start time flexible (after 6pm/earlier on Saturday); compensation, $12 per hour, part-time; Earn partNo Cheating!

time income of $500+ per month! Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass background/ drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. E-mail: susan.valenzuela@ybswa.net (2) PT WEEKEND RECEPTIONIST: Regency on Whidbey is hiring for a PT Weekend & On-Call Receptionist. You will be responsible for answering phones, directing residents and guests in the community along with providing clerical support to the administration staff. Strong written-verbal communication, efficient in MS Office, attention to detail, and a passion working with the elderly is required. Qualified candidates need to complete an application in person at 1040 SW Kimball Drive, please bring your Cover Letter and Resume (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

HEALTH/FITNESS Good medical lift chair, dark blue, good shape and not very old. Just needs a bit of cleaning, $200 obo. Coupeville (360) 678-7108 (1)

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TICKETS/GETAWAYS SEAHAWKS pre-season tickets for August 18 vs. the Minnesota Vikings at 7 p.m. Also, SEAHAWKS vs. Kansas City Chiefs August 25 at 5 p.m. Section 308, 40-yard line, 14 rows up. Two tickets to each game, $75 per ticket, OBO. (360) 914-0075 (1)

HOME FURNISHINGS Vintage wardrobe/armoire, big but can be disassembled for transport, drawers/closet area, best offer. Need gone; Vintage sideboard/dresser. Mirror/ shelf/drawers/cubbies, claw feet, best offer. Coupeville (360) 678-7108 (1)

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

MISCELLANEOUS 8-ft jumper cables in car emergency kit; floral cloth shower curtain with 12 rings; Brita filter pitcher with 2 filters; full size bed sheets - one flat, one fitted; 20-piece fine porcelain dinnerware (4 place settings).

Reasonable offers considered. (360) 675-0379 (0) 1/2 cord Fir Firewood, 12"-16" split and dry. Brad (360) 9148999 (0)

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Hot wire fencing materials. Used T-posts, white posts, connectors, handles, etc. Prices depend on condition. Cheap and lots of everything. (360) 672-2656 between 10a6pm (1) More 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 (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.


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And since it’s almost that time of year again – back to school – Rue and Primavera is offering a free backpack check September 21 from 3 pm to 5 pm. Parents can feel free to drop in with their kids, backpacks and school books in tow of course, and the helpful staff of Rue and Primavera will check how well backpacks are being carried, and dispense expert advice accordingly! Let’s help our kids breeze through the year ahead! Educational exhibits and videos Unique Gift Shop

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If that’s not reason enough to make a trip in to Rue and Primavera, then surely their fall prevention class will be. Taking place at the Oak Harbor Senior Center, staff will be hosting this event in September as well, so keep a look out for more information and the date! With over 40 years of combined experienced between each of the invaluable members of this occupational and physical therapy practice, you can rest assured your comfort, needs and health are of prime importance. There’s no better choice than one which is always looking for new ways to serve the people who make up the wonderful Whidbey Island communities! For more information about their vital services call (360) 279 8323, visit their website at www.rueandprimavera.com or stop in at 785 Southeast Bayshore Drive, Suite #102 Oak Harbor.


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