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3 DAYS OF FREE, LIVE MUSIC & Hula by Ate Flo ART, FOOD, SWAND Syrian Refugee Project PLUSZumba BEER GARDEN, FAMILY FUN Knights of Columbus Langley United Methodist Church Oak Harbor Langley ON BEAUTIFUL WHIDBEY ISLAND, WASHINGTON Page 6 Page 9







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Whidbey Island Arts Council & Pacific Northwest Art School will be sponsoring a raffle this year during the tour at the PNWAS, 15 NW Birch St, Coupeville. Stop by the schoolhouse with your receipt for 20any purchase from a tour artist over $30. Raffle tickets will be given for each $30 spent. We will be drawing for the winners August 27, Sunday afternoon at 5:00. This year’s raffle will include works by tour artists Buffy Cribbs, Dan Ishler, Anne Niles Davenport and Mary Ellen O’Connor.

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5 David Stern 46 South Ebey Rd 6 Patty Picco 10 NW 8th St 7 Altair Studio 409 Marine Dr Marianne Brabanski, Al Tennant 8 Diane Tompkinson 437 Parker Rd 9 Janet Lewis Studio 1020 Burchell Rd Janet Lewis, Liesel Lund 10 Cook on Clay Studio 640 Patmore Rd Robbie Lobell & Maryon Attwood Deb Schwartzkopf 11 Gwen Baldock 247 Harrington Rd 12 Mary Ellen O’Connor 1358 Willow Pond Ln 13 Francy Blumhagen 1825 Cedarcrest Ave














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Well, how was it for you? As I write this, the planets are rolling while my head is down. My boss TJ was nice enough to grant me an extension on my Monday morning deadline so I can share my immediate thrills as they happen.

Just pretend it is Monday, even though you may be reading this Wednesday, Thursday, or next week.

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11:20 AM–not sure what happened the last forty minutes, but my stomach is growling. Given I am a Moon Child astrologically, maybe the tide is going out. 11:21 AM–graded my pop quiz. Got 2 correct out of 10 questions. May have to stay after school. 11:22 AM–guy on TV just said, “Look at the Corona.” At least he found his.

12:04 PM–Just changed records. Now playing I Can See Clearly Now by Johnny Nash.

10:16 AM–putting on Moondance by Van Morrison for my solo sing-a-long.

12:46 PM–Just received a phone call from Morton Kent, a free lance reporter from Shinnyville, Texas. His reaction to today's eclipse, “&^#$).”

10:20 AM–getting glare off my forehead as I look in hand mirror. 10:21 AM–noticing my nose hairs beginning to grow really fast as people in Madras, Oregon begin cheering on TV. 10:22 AM–phone ringing, but I am still on hold with NASA. Is this a cosmic coincidence? 10:23 AM–Mayor of Madras, Oregon being interviewed on CBS News. Mayor has no eye contact with interviewer, but heavy moon moaning as Mayor begins applauding his reelection opportunities. 10:24 AM–taking off Moondance to play Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles. 10:25 AM–looking for a bottle of Corona as bunnies scatter for safety. 10:26 AM–going outside to see if temperature is as cold as the folks in Carbondale, Illinois. 10:27 AM–starting wood stove as body temperature drops. 10:28 AM–watching the eclipse in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as the Tetons clap their hands. 10:29 AM–right eye beginning to drip as sun blasts thru caboose window. 10:30 AM–blackberries on bushes appear to be smiling, or I have something in my eye. 10:31 AM–cheers of “Wow” and “Oh Man” and “Goodness Gracious” coming from Jackson Hole viewers. My color TV is now black and white. 10:32 AM–holding my breath for no reason. 10:33 AM–shadows on the Tetons block seeing my computer keyboard. 10:34 AM–“Wow” being uttered again by CBS host. Must be an astronomy term. 10:35 AM–calling Holiday Inn in Oil City, Pennsylvania to make reservations for 2024 total eclipse in western PA. 10:36 AM–calling my buddy Don in Idleyld Park, Oregon to find out if I am not looking in the right direction. 10:37 AM–going back outside to see if I can hear any birds. 10:38 AM–passing out a pop quiz to myself to see if I have learned anything about the moon and the sun. 10:39 AM–turned TV station from CBS to COZI TV to hear Tonto say to the Lone Ranger, “Women with pretty face and evil heart always make trouble.” 10:40 AM–David Malony of Western Heroes just drove in driveway with Tibs the Wonder Dog in the passenger seat. If you read this Wednesday the 23rd, check out Western Heroes tonight at the Bayview Street Dance. A toe tapping, feet dancing time!

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11:46 AM–A drone just flew over my caboose and dropped some Moon Pies.

10:15 AM–turning on CBS News to make sure I have electricity.

10:19 AM–calling NASA to see if I missed anything. On hold.

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11:40 AM–just looked in hand mirror; my hairline is reminiscent of a celestial dome.

High Noon–TJ just called. Time to quit messing around with the Universe and finish this column. She is holding the presses. Does that make me a pressed ham?

10:18 AM–bunnies have begun forming a line outside by caboose porch. I promised them free carrots during the excitement. What can they see anyway?


11:33 AM–phone ringing; neighbor has asked me to turn off Here Comes the Sun and put on Twilight Time by the Platters.

Eclipse Monday 10:14 AM–just called 844, the Whidbey Telephone time and weather of the day number, to make sure I am on time for the unknown.

10:17 AM–looking for an empty box of Mini Wheats to make a pinhole box, just in case I find some Reynolds Wrap.


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1:07 PM–TJ just called again to see if I wanted to explain what I have been doing for the last hour. I explained I was in mourning for Jerry Lewis and Dick Gregory, even though it was the afternoon. 1:45 PM–After 2500 miles over 14 states, at the speed of a bullet, the eclipse party is winding down. PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs) may now include another acronym, Post Eclipse Depression. Bring on the Coronas! 2:22 PM–The carrots are gone, the bunnies are too, no more eclipse, what shall we do? Turn off the TV, get back to work, finish this column, then call Captain Kirk. Kirk may know more about April 8, 2024, my next chance at becoming Captain Pinhole. Web fun The Phreeland Fantom just sent over a blast of one-liners to share. We'll try to find out his source for these by next week. But, for now, the clock is ticking. If you attempt to rob a bank, you won't have any trouble with rent/food bills for the next ten years, whether or not you are successful. Do twins ever realize that one of them is unplanned? What if my dog only brings back my ball because he thinks I like throwing it? If poison expires, is it more poisonous or is it no longer poisonous? Which letter is silent in the word "Scent," the S or the C?

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The letter W, in English, is called double U. Shouldn't it be called double V? Maybe oxygen is slowly killing you and it just takes 75-100 years to fully work. Every time you clean something, you just make something else dirty. The word "swims" upside down is still "swims."


Intentionally losing a game of rock, paper, scissors is just as hard as trying to win. 100 years ago, everyone owned a horse and only the rich had cars. Today everyone has cars and only the rich own horses. Your future self is watching you right now through memories. The doctors who told Stephen Hawking he had two years to live in 1953 are probably dead. If you replace "W" with "T" in "What, Where and When," you get the answer to each of them.

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For more information about Outcast Productions, visit www.outcastproductions.net [Submitted by Carolyn Tamler, Outcast Productions]

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Three In Two Weekend Rescues A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted two rescues on Saturday, August 19, 2017. The first rescue was on Mt. Baker in the Cascades, the second in the Olympic National Forest.

Letters to the Editor Editor, When we learned that Island County Public Works Department planned significant roadwork throughout Whidbey and Camano Islands at the beginning of the summer, we groaned. This would cause long lines and delays from one end of each Island to the other. And in the busiest time of the year - the height of the tourist season. But we knew it was needed and summer is the logical time to do the work. Now that summer is waning and the work is almost complete, we want to commend the road crews, everyone who has been and is involved with the current activities of grinding, digging, hauling, and doing all the dirty work associated with the reconstruction process. Whoever is responsible for the planning really deserves a huge pat on the back! When getting out and about during the daytime, we’re amazed at how efficiently this work is being done – much of it at night. Yes, we suffer through the one-way traffic, and the dust from the grinding, the mess and odors of the fresh paving BUT the outcome is simply super! The worst part of this whole project was 1) losing the Tokitai for “mandatory” Coast Guard inspections and improvement, and 2) having the replacement ferry break down during the height of the 4th of July weekend. BUT! That wasn’t the fault of Public Works. We’re sure they all experienced the same frustration as we did at one point or another, and that they were probably subject to some rude comments and gestures. Given the unusually hot weather we’re having, they probably suffered with the heat, too. Bottom line is that our household is giving kudos to the Island County road crews for keeping up the progress and doing a great job, too. Our tax dollars are paying off! Thank you! Sincerely, Bruce & Mary Jane Olson, Clinton

Editor, Thanks to all who made this year’s Juried Art Show and Sale a success! Countless volunteer and committee hours go into this fundraising effort for the art school. We are so thankful to those who attended and purchased art. We had a record number of submissions, Friday night attendance and some great sales! Featured here is a new emerging artist who sold work, received an Honorable Mention and participated for the first time. Thanks Isis Beckwith for sharing your beautiful work with everyone. Isis’s story is an interesting one. Originally from Nicaragua she started a traditional path of nursing only to realize she was an artist at heart. After a stint in the Navy and while stationed here on Whidbey, she began studying art. She is currently enrolled at WWU working on her MFA. She saw our advertising in Oak Harbor for the Juried art show and decided to enter. Isis is a painter, photographer and fiber artist. Her painting of the endangered California Condor caught the eye of a patron. Congrats Isis and to every other artist who participated! Lisa Bernhardt Executive Director, Pacific NorthWest Art School

Please congratulate Oak Harbor High School Tubist Jordan George who has been selected to perform with the All-Nation High School Honor Band! In order to audition, Jordan had to prepare college-level music and competed against Tuba players from all over the country. Jordan will be traveling to Florida this November for four days of rehearsal before a final performance at Disney World. Jordan George will be a Senior at Oak Harbor High School this Fall. He plays in the Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, and is the Drum Major of the Marching Band. Jordan studies Tuba privately with Brandon Nelson. [Submitted by Brandon Nelson, Oak Harbor High School]

Family Outdoor Discovery Event Enjoy a final fling of summer at the Family Outdoor Discovery Event at Fort Casey State Park on Friday, August 25 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. At this FREE event, participants will receive a passport and visit different activities then receive a stamp for each completed activity. There will be over 12 different activities sponsored by local organizations. Here are just a few of the fun activities: touch a real Gray Whale skull, discover the wacky world of plankton, learn about boater safety, follow salmon through hooks and ladders, discover where birds hangout, learn how orcas hear sound and much more! When the passport is complete, the participant can turn it in, receive a badge, and enter a free raffle to win prizes! Some of the prizes are child’s personal floatation device, books, Fort Casey dog tags, animal finger puppets, emergency backpack and much more. [Submitted by Janet Hall, Washington State Parks & Rec]

Outcast Productions Presents: A Kid Like Jake A Kid Like Jake, written by Daniel Pearle, tells the story of a husband and wife struggling to do right by their son. On the eve of the admissions cycle for Manhattan’s most exclusive private schools, Alex and Greg have high hopes for their son Jake, a precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to G.I. Joe. But as the process continues, Jake’s behavior becomes erratic and perplexing, and other adults in his life start to wonder whether his fondness for dress-up might be cause for concern. The story is a study of intimacy and parenthood and the fantasies that accompany both. A Kid Like Jake is directed by Ned Farley and is performed at Outcast Productions Black Box theater at the Whidbey Island Fairgrounds. Tickets are $14 student/senior; $18 adult. Performances will be held Fridays and Saturdays, September 15-30 at 7:30pm. A 4:00pm performance will be held Sunday, September 24 and a special Thursday, September 28, 7:30pm performance will have general admission of $12. Tickets can be purchased from Brown Paper Tickets at: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3063191 or ordered and paid for by cash or check at the door by emailing ocp@whidbey.com

Saturday afternoon, NAS Whidbey Island received a report through the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (AFRCC) of two injured climbers on Mt. Baker. The crew of five departed at approximately 2:20pm and located one of the climbers following a pass of the reported area at an elevation of about 6,000 feet. After hoisting one of the SAR crewmembers to the injured but ambulatory climber’s location, the crew determined that the other climber was stuck in a crevasse approximately 300 yards away. The crew recovered the first climber and then moved into position over the crevasse. Upon reaching the second climber, the crew determined he was deceased. The crew then departed to transfer the survivor to PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham. While they were transferring the survivor, the SAR crew received another request for assistance, this time in the Olympic Mountain Range, approximately 8 miles southwest of Elwha. After refueling, the crew transited to the given location where Forest Service Members were assisting two injured, 64-yearold hikers. The setting sun made visibility difficult, but the crew was able to hover in a safe location and rappel two crewmembers 150 feet down. After conducting assessments, the two survivors and two crewmen were hoisted into the helicopter for the transit north. The crew landed at the helipad at Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles at approximately 7:00pm and transferred the hikers to higher care. These were the 30th and 31st rescues of 2017 for NAS Whidbey Island SAR, which has also conducted five searches and 14 Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions this year, totaling 58 lives delivered to a higher level of care. The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation. Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the unit may also be used for civil SAR/MEDEVAC needs to the fullest extent practicable on a non-interference basis with primary military duties according to applicable national directives, plans, guidelines and agreements; specifically, the unit may launch in response to a tasking by the AFRCC for inland missions, and/or tasking by the United States Coast Guard for all other aeronautical and maritime regions, when other assets are unavailable. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Island County Considering Planning Projects for 2018 Island County has begun discussion of potential Planning projects for consideration in 2018, including one application from the public requesting consideration of an expansion to the Oak Harbor Urban Growth Area (Wright’s Crossing, CPA 252/17). The Planning Commission (PC) and Board of Island County Commissioners (Board) discussions will consist of consideration of items for the 2018 Annual Review Docket and work plan for the Planning & Development Services Department.

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Can You Save for College and Retirement?

Few of us have unlimited financial resources — which means that almost all of us need to prioritize our financial goals. Consequently, you’ll have some decisions to make if you’d like to help pay for your children’s college educations someday while, at the same time, saving for your own retirement. Your first step in addressing these objectives is to maintain realistic expectations. Consider the issue of paying for college. Right now, the average four-year cost (tuition, fees, room and board) is about $80,000 for in-state students at public universities and approximately $180,000 for private schools, according to the College Board. And these costs are likely to keep rising in the years ahead. Can you save this much for your kids’ education? Instead of committing yourself to putting away this type of money, take a holistic approach to saving for your children’s higher education. After all, you probably won’t be the only one to help pay for college. Depending on your income and assets, your family might be eligible for some needs-based financial aid awarded by the college. Also, you should encourage your children to apply for as many scholarships as possible — but keep in mind that most scholarships don’t provide a “full ride.” Here’s the bottom line: Don’t assume you will receive so much aid that you don’t need to save for college at all, but don’t burden yourself with the expectation that you need to pick up the full tab for your children’s schooling. On a practical level, you may want to commit to putting a certain amount per month into a college savings vehicle, such as a 529 plan. You can generally invest in the 529 plan offered by most states, but in some cases, you may be eligible for a state income tax incentive. Also, all withdrawals from 529 plans will be free from federal income taxes, as long as the money is used for a qualified college or graduate school expense of the beneficiary you’ve named. (Withdrawals for expenses other than qualified education expenditures may be subject to federal and state taxes and a 10% penalty on the earnings.) By starting your 529 plan early, when your children are young, you’ll give the investments within the plan more time to grow. Plus, you can make smaller contributions on a regular basis, rather than come up with big lump sums later on. And by following this approach, you may be in a better financial position for investing in your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Obviously, it’s to your benefit to contribute as much as you can to these plans, which offer tax advantages and a wide range of investment options. If you’re investing in a 401(k) or similar employer-backed plan, try to boost your contributions every time your salary increases. At the very least, always put in enough to earn your employer’s matching contribution, if one is offered. And once your children are through with college, you can discontinue saving in your 529 plan (although you may want to open another one in the future for your grandchildren) and devote more money to your retirement accounts. It can certainly be challenging to save for education and retirement – but with discipline and perseverance, it can be done. So, give it the “old college try.” This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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The Annual Review Docket consists of proposed amendments to the County’s Comprehensive Plan. The Board will review items proposed for the Docket, and the Plan-

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AUGUST 24 - AUGUST 30, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. ning Commission recommendations, and make a determination to include, exclude, or defer each item. The work plan includes regulatory updates that do not require a Plan amendment as well as items that may move forward in the future as a Comprehensive Plan amendment. The Planning Commission will review proposed work plan items and make a recommendation to the Board. The work plan will be finalized by the Board, but may be revised during the year if needed. The review process for consideration of Docket and work plan items will include multiple meetings, and public comment is encouraged throughout the process. Meeting times and materials are posted online at www.islandcountywa.gov/Planning/Pages/ docket.aspx and will be updated throughout the process. The public is welcome to attend any public meeting, and is encouraged to provide their comments via email to CompPlan@co.island.wa.us or via mail to PO Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The next meeting will be: Planning Commission Workshop Monday, August 28, 2:00pm Island County Commissioner’s Hearing Room, 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville [Submitted by Paula Bradshaw, Island County Planning & Community Development]

Woodworkers Guild Presents the 14th Annual “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” Exhibition The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza @ WICA” Exhibition – the 14th Annual Show of Whidbey’s Finest Woodwork now at WICA (Whidbey Island Center for the Arts). This year’s show promises exceptional work by twenty of Whidbey’s best! The free exhibition is open September 2 - 4, 2017, from Noon to 5:00pm daily; plus a reception Friday, September 1, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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A color program will be available at the door and online at www.Woodpalooza.com. During the Exhibition, you are invited to spend quality time with woodworking artisans while you experience the beauty of their creations. You’ll learn firsthand the inspiration and process that go into each artist’s work, while enjoying many scenic island views as you discover Langley. The Guild seeks to support professional woodworkers as well as inspire and educate the budding amateur and provide awareness to the general public of the skills available locally from its talented members. In 2001, the Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild was formed to bring together the woodworking community of Whidbey. Now in its fifteenth year, the Guild includes makers of furniture, cabinetry, architectural woodwork, turners, clock makers, sawyers, carvers, restorers, musical instrument makers, boat builders and refinishers. Please visit: www.woodpalooza.com for more information. [Submitted by Gary A. Leake, Guild Secretary]

Larsen Announces 2017 Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) recently announced the launch of the 2017 Congressional App Challenge & Hackathon – an opportunity for students to learn key computer science skills by creating their own original applications. The competition – which runs through November 1 – is open to k-12 students who live in or attend school in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. Students may compete as individuals or in teams up to four. Local experts will evaluate submissions and winners will be announced in early December. The 2017 Hackathon, which will be hosted at Whatcom Community College, will take place October 7-8, 2017, for students participating in this year’s Congressional App Challenge. No formal coding skills are required to participate, and students are encouraged to come with an


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idea for an app, or the beginnings of a project. Several coding lessons will be taught on both days, and students will have the opportunity to work on their apps with a mentor as well as present their apps to Congressman Larsen, Whatcom Community College staff and peers.

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“The 2017 Congressional App Challenge and Hackathon are perfect opportunities for students in Washington’s 2nd Congressional District to give coding a try,” said Larsen. “This competition is just one more way to help make sure young folks in our community gain the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills needed to find goodpaying STEM jobs and grow our economy in the Pacific Northwest.” Students can RSVP for the 2017 Hackathon at www.larsen.house.gov/Hackathon2017 & sign up for the 2017 Congressional App Challenge at www.congressionalappchallenge.us. In 2016, then-Burlington-Edison high school senior Alexandria Kissas won the Congressional App Challenge for Washington’s 2nd Congressional District. By some estimates there are nearly a quarter of a million unfilled programming jobs in the United States, and according to the Boston Consulting Group, there are as many as 25,000 unfilled science, technology, engineering and mathematics jobs in Washington state. The competition is an effort to maintain American competitiveness by proactively inspiring youth to pursue crucial STEM skills. Eligible students can sign up to participate in the App Challenge at http://www.congressionalappchallenge.us/. Additional questions can be directed to Laura Gelwicks in Congressman Larsen’s office at Laura.Gelwicks@mail.house. gov or (425) 252-3188. [Submitted by Douglas Wagoner for Rep. Rick Larsen]

Penn Cove Gallery is excited to add the printmaking and collage art of Francy Blumhagen to its collection of local talent. Francy was chosen as Coupeville Arts Festival T-shirt artist for 2017. The imagery of the natural world — color, pattern, texture, movement —captivates her as an artist and forms the subjects of her art. Plants and creatures, the sky and water all find their way into her art. For most of her art, she uses linoleum, wood or cardboard as a plate in which she cuts her image. After printing the image on natural, textured paper, Francy may further embellish the piece with additional painting and collage. Penn Cove Gallery is located at 9 NE Front Street in Coupeville. For more information, call (360) 678-1176 or visit www.penncovegallery.com



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LOCALLY OPERATED. Retold Tales Through Film: Doctor Strange Saturday, August 26, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Library Join for a showing of Marvel’s Doctor Strange. A story of a former neurosurgeon who embarks on a journey of healing to a discovery of the mystic arts. North Sound Writers Group Sunday, August 27, 1:00pm-4:00pm Coupeville Library

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Live Music: Original Jim Thursday, August 24, 6:00pm-9:00pm 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) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, August 25, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland A representative from Solstice 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

Live Music: KG3 Band Friday, August 25, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville The KG3 Band plays danceable rock and variety plus originals. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, August 26, 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.

ICMC’s 23rd Annual Horsepower at the Harbor Saturday, August 26, 9:00am-3:00pm Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Island Classic Mustang Club is hosting an open car show. All makes and models welcome. Free to look, $25 to enter a vehicle.

Summer Open Studio Tour Saturday, August 26, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, August 27, 10:00am-5:00pm Various locations, Whidbey Island 61 artists will have their studio doors open for you to visit and see how artists inhabit their space and create art. 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

Tour the Historic Ferry House Saturday, August 26, 11:00am-1:00pm Ebey’s Landing, Coupeville 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.

Live Music: Mussel Flats

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Saturday, September 2, 9:00am-3:00pm Sunday, September 3, 9:00am-2:00pm Eagles Aerie #3418, Freeland This Labor Day Weekend you’ll find some really neat stuff at rock-bottom prices at this humongous garage sale. Finding your treasures at the sale helps support local charities. Come on by 16691 SR 525 and bring a truck! For more information, call (360) 321-5636.

Vintage & Valuables Sale Saturday, September 2, 10:00am-2:00pm Grace Community Church, Oak Harbor

Saturday, August 26, 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) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Soup Box Derby

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Whidbey Island Branch will hold its Vintage & Valuables Sale at Grace Community Church, 29470 Highway 20, just south of Oak Harbor. Proceeds will fund scholarships for young women on the island. For more information, email VintageAndValuables@gmail.com.

Open Skate Fridays

Sunday, August 27, 10:00am First Street, Downtown Langley Since 1972, First Street in Downtown Langley has been home to some of the speediest and wackiest “soup box” racers. Anyone can build a racer that can make it down a hill. But the Soup Box Derby is all about ingenuity, creativity, and a little bit of that Langley weirdness. Come check out the wacky designs and costumes that participants will wear in the wildest race on the island. And if you’re up for it, enter the race along with your friends. Every entrant receives a trophy. Rules and registration forms available at the Langley Chamber of Commerce office, 208 Anthes Avenue.

Main Street Market Sunday, August 27, 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.

Open Mic Night w/Doug Coutts Wednesday, August 30, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Whidbey Island Roller Girls Free Scrimmage Thursday, August 31, 7:30pm Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron, Oak Harbor Come watch them play and learn at the Roller Barn! This is a free family event with free giveaways. For more information, visit wirg.org

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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

Join us for a discussion of Tim Egan’s Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher, the epic life and immortal photographs of Edward Curtis. For adults. Made By Hand: Fairy Houses Saturday, August 26, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library Create a small whimsical home for your fairies from sticks, bark, pebbles, shells, feathers, etc. All you need is your imagination, we’ll provide the glue guns. Registration required. Explore Summer: Painting a Sailboat and Rainbow with Carla Walsh Saturday, August 26, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library Learn to paint a sailboat and rainbow in this fun, informational class with Carla. Carla is a local artist who is an experienced art teacher. She provides easy tips for beginning painters.

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Wednesday Night with the Stars: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” Wednesday, September 6, 5:30pm-7:45pm Coupeville Library Join us for popcorn and a movie! This month we are showing “The Zookeeper’s Wife,” an adaptation of the bestselling book by Diane Ackerman. Rated PG-13. 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “House of Hope and Fear” Friday, September 8, 10:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of “House of Hope and Fear” by Audrey Young.

Religious Services Prayer Group Every Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm St. Hubert Catholic Church, Langley Charismatic Prayer and Praise group. Everyone welcome. For more information, call Bill at (360) 222-4080 or email Sobico@comcast.net.

Filipino Christian Fellowship Sundays, 2:00pm Meets at Church on the Rock, 1780 SE 4th Ave., Oak Harbor. www.ohcfellowship.com

Healing Rooms

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher” Thursday, August 24, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library

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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.

Every Thursday, 6:30pm-8:30pm 5200 Honeymoon Bay Road, Freeland The Healing Rooms are open to anyone desiring personal prayer for physical, emotional, or spiritual needs. There is a team of Christians from several local churches that are dedicated to praying for healing the sick in our community. All ministry is private, confidential, and free. Teams are available to pray for individuals who drop by on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, contact Ann at (425) 263-2704, email healingwhidbey.com, or visit the International Association of Healing Rooms at healingrooms.com.

Teaching Through God’s Word Sundays, 9:00am & 11:00am Calvary Chapel, 3821 French Road, Clinton For more information, visit ccwhidbey.com.

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Frustrated with this year’s salmon fishing? You may be feeling the same, what now? This question is on a lot of fishermen’s minds. With this year’s state efforts to get as many salmon to the rivers as possible, despite the fact gillnetting will be allowed in these same rivers, it’s time to expand the fishing turf. Most of the inner sound marine areas have been closed off completely, or have become so restricted on what fish we can retain, many guys and gals have simply hung up their rods for the year. If you’re like me, I spend a lot of time and money during the off season to get ready for salmon, and to have the rug pulled out from under me after I’ve spent the money and dedicated time, can be a bit disappointing. Last weekend, some friends and I pulled our boat to Westport on the coast for an Albacore tuna fishing trip. Between gathering ice and live Anchovy bait, I had a chance to watch a constant stream of fishing boats launch and head outside the Westport jetty in search of salmon. The coastal Marine Areas 1, 2, and 3 are regulated, but not to the extent the inner sound is, plus the opportunity to keep some bottom fish is there. I was surprised to see a lot of the salmon trollers were not that far out to sea. A 17 to 20 foot boat would have no trouble fishing the coastal waters near Westport; of course, common sense should dictate if high winds are present. Book a charter first, get to know the area, talk to fellow fishermen who fish these waters. Most fishermen will give us first timers some helpful tips, “fish smarter not harder.” Looking East at Baker Lake, Harry Holman of Outdoor Adventures in Concrete (360-8537459) said, “the sockeye bite is hot right now at 50 feet.” The Skagit/Baker River run of sockeye to the fish trap stands at 16,200 fish, which is way under the 47,000 fish the fish guessers predicted. But even with these low numbers, the 8,700 fish that have been moved from the river to the lake are biting! These fish will strike a lure that mimics the krill they’ve grown up eating. One of the successful sockeye rigs is a small two inch pink hoochie with a small smile blade in front and a small red or pink hook(s) in trail with beads placed for roller bearings; this is in tow behind an 8 inch chrome dodger. This is only one example of what works for sockeye. Area 7 is still producing some kings, the top and bottom of Cypress Island, Thatcher

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and Obstruction Pass. And if winds are down, Eastern Bank and Eagle Point are giving up some large fish in the 20 pound range. Top producing spoons are the red racer, cookies and cream, and white lightning, rig 40 inches of 30 pound leader. I like the stiffer leader, it’s like holding the spoon which has been thoroughly tested for flutter at the end of a stick. I believe it helps maximize the spoons movement. Once you’ve picked your spot, determine the current direction and fish with the current. Between 75 and 115 feet are my go-to depths. Looking at the regulations, most of the salmon fishing will begin closing September 4. If you’re fishing from shore, get out and hit the low and high tides 1-1/2 hours before and after these tides now! The Puget Sound salmon have been known to show up late so keep an eye on the WDFW web site “emergency rule changes” section. The state can, and has, reopened or extended fishing dates. This has been an unsettled year for salmon fishing, and if it has your blood pressure up like mine, get involved, do some research, and join an active club or organization, like the Puget Sound Anglers. Clubs like PSA are a great way to get fishing tips from a collective of experienced fishermen and stay plugged in to what is happening in political decision making. Coastal Conservation Association (www.ccawashington.org), or CCA, was brought from back east to Washington and Oregon by Mr. Gary Loomis, the founder of GLoomis fishing rods. His vision was to bring an organization to the west coast that had many political wins and smart solutions for recreational fishermen. Write to Olympia, ask questions, and give some constructive ideas to the WDFW commission. Start with the WDFW director Dr. Jim Unsworth, (director@dfw.wa.gov). He has an opinion page on the WDFW web site. Senator Barbara Bailey of the 10th legislative district (Barbara.bailey@leg.wa.gov), is an Oak Harbor resident and needs to know how we feel, and is one of our voices to Olympia. Senator Kirk Pearson of the 39th legislative district (Kirk.pearson@leg.wa.gov), is involved with the recreational fishermen’s interest in mind. I remind you not to get wrapped around the political axle and lose sight of the real love of fishing, but it can help to get facts not hearsay. Summer fishing is at its peak, so get to the water now! You can contact me at tlfishmonger@gmail.com.

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“Would Be Players” Youth Theater Program at Whidbey Playhouse: Theater training helps your child in many valuable ways. Experiences and skills include selfconfidence, critical thinking, problem solving, self-discipline, public speaking and teamwork skills. The Fall session for youth ages 6 to 18 is September 5 – October 25. Classes meet twice a week, for two hours. The workshop is $100 with some scholarships available. (WhidbeyPlayhouse.com) “Haunting” Halloween Fans Wanted: Fort Casey State Park is seeking volunteers for the “Haunted Fort.” Volunteers needed for actors, guards, prop builders, make-up artists, line scares, parking, ticket takers and more. The “Haunted Fort” event is October 20 – 21. (360) 678-1186 Running Club at NWPRD: Anyone, regardless of running experience, ages 10 years to adult, are invited to join the Running Club at North Whidbey Parks and Recreation. Beginning September 11, the group will meet one hour, twice a week for eight weeks. This is a great program to get your kids active and make new friends. $50 (OakHarborPool.com) Family Outdoor Discovery Event and Movie at Ft. Casey, August 25: Visit Fort Casey State Park and enjoy some family fun, 3 PM to 5 PM! There will be a scavenger hunt, beach fishing, boating safety and live plankton! The Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Island County Health Department, Whidbey Audubon and Whidbey Watershed Stewards will be present with fun activities for all. Stay after the activities and enjoy the movie, “Lost and Found,” starting at 8:30 PM. August 25 is a Washington State Free Parks Day, commemorating the 101st birthday of the National Park Service. Pirate Plunge with the Whidbey Island Mermaids: An afternoon of games, prizes, treats, swimming and photo opportunities with the Whidbey Island Mermaids and Captain Jack Sparrow! Saturday, August 26, 3 PM to 6 PM. Pre-sale tickets are $4 for ages 1-4 and $6 for ages 5 and up. Tickets at the door will be $6 for ages 1-4 and $8 for ages 5 and up. (OakHarborPool.com) The “23rd Annual Horsepower at the Harbor” Show: Island Classic Mustang Club hosts this event of Mustangs on display, Saturday, August 26, 9 AM to 3 PM at Oak Harbor’s Windjammer Park. (IslandClassicMustangClub.com) Exploring the Life of Trees, a Junior Ranger Program, September 2: Bring your enthusiasm for local forests to South Whidbey State Park. Youth participants will receive a free “tree-ring” souvenir. Look for signs once you reach the park, the program meets 1 PM to 3 PM. A Washington State Discover Pass is required. Oak Harbor Music Festival – Labor Day Weekend: All types of musical genre, on two stages with over 30 bands playing throughout the festival. Food, arts and crafts vendors, beer gardens – and, there’s no admission fee! (OakHarborFestival.com) Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival: Head to Mukilteo September 8 – 10 for this fun festival featuring food, entertainment, artists booths, children’s activities, and more. (MukFest.com)


Giant Used Book Sale at Oak Harbor Library: Thousands of gently used children's and adult books, DVDs and CDs will be on sale at bargain prices September 8 – 9 from

9 AM to 5 PM by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. “Beehive,” the 60’s Musical: Beehive is a musical tribute to the women of 60's rock, pop and soul. Six women recall the days of transistor radios, miniskirts, and flower power through memorable songs and dances from the 1960's. The show opens Friday, September 8 and runs through Sunday, October 2. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, with a Sunday matinee at 2:30 PM. (WhidbeyPlayhouse.com) Celebrate Grandparents Day, September 10: Make plans now and prepare those beloved “homemade” gifts to share with the grandparents in your life. Cherish the time together – and, if your child’s grandparents don’t live close by, “adopt a grandparent” for the day, by including a neighboring elder in some fun activities. Megan McClung Memorial Run, September 9: Register now for the Kids Run, 5k, 10k and Half Marathon. This annual event honors the memory of Marine Megan McClung and through funds raised, supports those who have continued to answer the call to service. (MeganMcclungMemorialRun.com) Community Aviation Day at Skagit Regional Airport: Explore the world of aviation with activities for the whole family. Community Day is September 16, from 11 AM to 5 PM, admission is free. The event combines education, career counseling and fun activities at the airport, including flying and static aircraft displays from Heritage Flight Museum, Corporate Air Center, and the Skagit pilot community. 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington. Raptor Day, September 16 at Pacific Rim Institute: Don’t miss your chance to get up close to incredible birds of prey. Experts will be on hand from 1 PM to 3 PM to educate you on how to protect these amazing predators. A fun, family-friendly and free event. (PacificRimInstitute.org) Whidbey Island Kite Festival: View impressive kite displays, competitions, and catch yourself a Teddy Bear, September 16 – 17, 9 AM to 5 PM, at Fort Casey in Coupeville. Free-fly areas for your kites, kids kite-making, and more. Saturday night, head to the Coupeville High School Gym for a 7:30 PM Indoor Kite Flying event. (WhidbeyKites.org) Children’s Day, September 23 in Langley: It’s a day just for kids! A whole lot of fun awaits including bounce houses, entertainment, 30+ exciting and interactive booths and a free lunch! The event is free, and runs 10 AM to 2 PM at the South Whidbey Community Park. Hosted by South Whidbey Parks and Recreation. (SWParks.org) “Cider Festival” at Pacific Rim Institute, September 30: Taste ciders, enjoy food, music and fun. Family-friendly, free admission. Cider tasting tickets available for purchase at Brown Paper Ticket, tickets are limited. (PacificRimInstitute.org) Here’s to a super school year, 2017-2018: September is the “start-up” of many local youth programs, library activities, and more! Connect your family via guides posted at WhidbeyIsland.MacaroniKid.com – or “Like” us on Facebook. Submit your event for publication or ask your local event/program question: eventsandinfo@comcast.net

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Summer Studio Tour celebrates artistic diversity By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Give 10 people each a piece of paper, paint, a brush and a subject to paint and you will wind up with 10 different paintings. Imagine, then, the wonderful world of diverse and creative art that will be on display this weekend during Whidbey Working Artists’ annual Summer Open Studio Tour, going on from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Sixty-one Whidbey Island artists will be featured at 44 studios, representing a plethora of different mediums and techniques, from painting to sculpture, jewelry to basket weaving, textiles to pottery. The diversity of art and talent to be on display is truly impressive. Photo Courtesy of Blue Fox Drive In The Blue Fox Drive In in Oak Harbor will hold a Back to School Bash this weekend, with free showings of the classic films “Grease” and “American Grafitti.”

Blue Fox hosts free Back to School Bash

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

As the summer begins to wind down the Blue Fox Drive In is stirring things up this weekend with a free Back to School Bash. Owners Darrell and Lori Bratt are offering free movies Friday through Sunday, plus live music on Saturday and a possible car show on Sunday. They hope people will bring donations of school supplies for students in need at local schools.

“Everybody is different, and I love the surprise of that,” said Kay Parsons, tour program director for Whidbey Working Artists and president of the Whidbey Island Arts Council, under whose umbrella WWA falls. “There is so much diversity in the Whidbey Island arts community – diversity and excellence,” she said. “We are strong in the arts, strong in expertise and strong in diversity all across the island.” The Summer Open Studio Tour is a free, self-guided tour. At least 2,500 people are expected to take part in the tour over the course of the weekend. “You get to pick and choose what medium suits your fancy,” said Parsons. No matter what interests you - ceramics and pottery, hand-blown glass, encaustics, watercolors, oils, acrylics, pastels, weaving and fiber arts, jewelry, wood working, stone sculpture, bronze sculpture, clay sculpture, mixed media – Parsons invites people to page through the catalogue (available online and at businesses up and down Whidbey Island) and find the artists they want to visit. Featured studios stretch the entire length of Whidbey Island, from Oak Harbor on the north to Langley and Clinton on the south, with plenty to see in between.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Working Artists Whidbey Island serves as the inspiration for the glass creations of Clinton artist Sherren Anderson, one of 61 artists taking part in this weekend’s Summer Open Studio Tour, a self-guided, free tour of 44 different studios on the island.

“People come from all over the Pacific Northwest and Canada to see these artists,” said Parsons. “This is an opportunity to see art in the context of how it’s made. It creates more of an appreciation for the artist.”

“This is the first time we’ve done this Back to School event,” said Darrell, who has owned the theater for 30 years. “We just wanted to give back to the community for all its support over the years.”

“I enjoy getting to meet different people from on and off the island and share stories,” said Dan Ishler, an Oak Harbor artist who makes functional porcelain and stoneware pottery as well as custom classic car sculptures.

Bratt said they’ve chosen a couple of classics to show that don’t seem to get a lot of play on television – “Grease” and “American Grafitti.”

“They get to see how we work and our work spaces and what inspires us,” he continued. “It’s a more personal connection. In a gallery, you rarely get to meet the person that buys your art. It’s a great way to view the island, from the perspective of the artists.”

“These are both movies that appealed to kids in the 70s,” said Bratt. “Plus, both of them have a drive in scene, so I thought that went together pretty well.”

“I love meeting diverse visitors and discussing art with them,” said Clinton mixed-media artist Melissa Koch. “They get to see the diversity of art on the island and have the awesome experience of seeing working artists in their studios, which is magical.

For those who have never seen either film on the big screen, this is a golden opportunity to make new memories. For those who remember seeing them for the first time in the theater, this is a golden opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane.

“The atmosphere is more laid back on the tour so there can be more intimate conversations with visitors about my art making process, concepts, ideas, etc.,” Koch continued. In the case of fiber artist Lynn Sheffield of Olympic Mist Farm near Freeland, visitors will see what goes into her work from start to finish. She raises alpacas, shears them, spins the yarns, dyes the yarn and uses it to create beautiful pieces. This is the first time she’s participated in the studio tour.

That speaks to the whole appeal of the Blue Fox Drive In, according to Bratt. “I think people appreciate the nostalgia of it; parents want their kids to experience something they did as kids in the past,” he said. “Of course, I’m not even sure if some of the younger parents went to drive ins when they were growing up. Lately we see more grandparents bringing their grandchildren.” Whether you grew up going to drive in the-

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“I am primarily a weaver, spinner and felter, but I enjoy experimenting in a variety of fiber arts, including eco-printing and creating products using botanicals from my gardens,” she said.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Working Artists Freeland Sculptor Dan Rider will have his modern sculpture totems he called “Drods” on display during Whidbey Working Artists’ Summer Open Studio Tour, to be held at studios all over Whidbey Island this weekend.

“Having people in my studio allows me to demonstrate spinning, weaving, and other processes used in fiber arts,” continued Sheffield. “They also get to see my alpacas, and that’s always a hit. It’s interesting for people to see the animals that help produce my products.”

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Souped-up racers to glide through Langley Sunday By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The competition may be fierce, but there are no winners or losers in the annual Soup Box Derby, which will roll down First Street in Langley Sunday morning starting at 10 a.m. The whole idea of this long-standing Langley tradition is to be as creative as can be and see if your entry will make it across the finish line. “The Soup Box Derby has only one purpose: fun and entertainment for participants and spectators,” said John Lawson, part of the Langley Community Club which helps organize the derby. “It’s a chance to meet your friends and neighbors, be creative, celebrate small town life, and enjoy downtown Langley.” About two dozen or so entries take part in the derby each year, drawing a couple of hundred spectators to cheer them on. There are no age limits and everyone is eligible to participate. Cost to enter is $5 per vehicle. “Preregistration is encouraged but not neces-

sary,” Lawson said. “We never know until the day of the race how many entrants there will be. Entry forms are available at the Langley Main Street Association and the Langley Chamber of Commerce offices. “Rules tend to be simple,” he continued. “Each vehicle must be easy to steer, capable of braking, helmets and shoes are required. Vehicles are propelled by First Street gravity alone.” Entries in the past have ranged from a simple tricycle-like vehicle to elaborate, custom-built contraptions of various shapes and sizes. Vehicle operators are quite often adorned to go along with their derby car – some sporting feathers and other outlandish costumes, all of which add to the appeal of the event. “The unconventional name of this favorite community event matches the unconventional nature of the vehicles and drivers participating,” said Lawson. This unique derby began 45 years ago and has

held strong, in part because it promotes community togetherness, believes Lawson. “It encourages the South Whidbey community to gather for a unique, fun event,” he said. “Many spectators react with 'I think I have a crazy friend I can do this with next year.'” Everyone is more than likely familiar with the traditional “Soap Box” Derby, but Whidbey residents have always liked to put their own spin on things, which holds true with the name of this event. “Langley’s “Soup Box “ Derby was first run in 1972 by employees of the now long-closed restaurant, The Soup Co-op, along with other community members. This was before Langley became the popular weekend tourist town it is now,” Lawson explained. “The unconventional name of this favorite community event is tied into that “Soup Box” Co-op, which was located in the former First National Bank of Langley and now is home to the Rob Schouten Gallery.”

The event has continued over the past four decades because of community and business leaders, according to Lawson. “This event is sponsored by generous donations from many local South Whidbey businesses,” he said. “The derby is organized and run by the Langley Community Club and the Langley Main Street Association. Proceeds from the Soup Box Derby benefit many community projects and events.” Registration for the Soup Box Derby begins Sunday morning at 8 a.m. at the U.S. Bank in Langley. Test runs for all racers begin at 9 a.m. on First Street and the first heats begin at 10 a.m. Final heats and “grudge” races begin at approximately 11:30 a.m., with the trophy presentation at noon. More information is available online at www. langleymainstreet.org or at www.visitlangley. com.

Photo Courtesy of the Langley Main Street Association Friendly, fun competition is the name of the game at Langley’s 45th annual Soup Box Derby, which will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at First Street in Langley. Non-motorized derby cars piloted by drivers of all ages will roll down the hill in hopes of beating out other creative and zany entries.

Photo Courtesy of the Langley Main Street Association Creativity is the name of the game for the annual Soup Box Derby, to be held at 10 a.m. Sunday in Langley.

Photo Courtesy of the Langley Main Street Association Age is not a factor when it comes to the 45th annual Soup Box Derby in Langley on Sunday. Races just need to be able to steer and stop safely as they roll down the First Street Hill.

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TOUR continued from page 9 “When you see something that has been lovingly crafted, or you see an idea in abstract that has been thought through and examined completely…handcrafted always enhances your love for an item,” said Parsons. “It’s important people work with their hearts and their hands. It’s important we appreciate their skill.”

Photo Courtesy of The Macdaddy Band The Macdaddy Band will perform hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Blue Fox Drive In, part of the theater’s weekend Back to School Bash.

Whidbey Island Arts Council, that will feature snacks and coffee. A new addition this year includes a raffle to be held Sunday at 5 p.m. at the school. Tour participants can bring their receipts to the school and will receive a ticket for every $30 spent. Items to be raffled include a vase from Ishler, a towel from Anne Niles Davenport, a print from Buffy Cribbs and a piece of jewelry from Mary Ellen O’Connor.

“The ability to meet the artists and see them working in their studio environment, provides an additional dimension to any work the visitor might purchase – you certainly don’t get that when you buy something in a gallery or shop,” said Sheffield. “It also provides an education about a variety of art forms. There’s always something new to learn.”

Those interested can also check out Whidbey Working Artists’ Facebook page for an opportunity to win “Tour Dollars” that can be used toward purchases on the tour.

The tour includes a rest stop at the Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St. in Coupeville, sponsored by the school and the

For more information or to see the catalogue online, visit www.whidbeyworkingartists. com.

“Pick up a catalogue and get out in the community,” urged Parsons.

aters or not, the Blue Fox is something to be experienced while on Whidbey Island. It’s one of the few drive ins still operating and there is more to enjoy there than just the movies. Of course there’s a full service concession stand – popcorn is a must for many movie-goers – but there’s also an arcade and go karts. The arcade is open in conjunction with the theater year round – go karts are open in conjunction with the theater and also all day on weekends from March through mid-October. This weekend there will also be live music from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. The Macdaddy Band plays hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s, so they will get folks ready to enjoy the two film classics being shown. Bratt is also hoping to pull together a car show from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, another way to tie in the nostalgia from the two films. But the bottom line, as always, is seeing people have a good time. “I enjoy dealing with our customers,” said Bratt. “It’s fun seeing people smile and laugh and having a good time.” The box office will open at 4 p.m. as usual this weekend. More information on the Back to School Bash weekend at the Blue Fox Drive In is available online at www.bluefoxdrivein.com or on Facebook. Blue Fox is located at 1403 Monroe Landing Road in Oak Harbor. So this weekend you can take in a couple of free movie classics, have some fun and help get the school year started off right for kids in need. “Bring backpacks, paper, pencils, whatever school supplies they might need, and we’ll make sure it goes to whoever needs it the most,” said Bratt. “A lot of kids can’t afford going back to school.”

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Working Artists Deborah Mongomerie’s contemporary botanical watercolors focus on accurately portraying a plant’s structure. The Freeland artist will have her work on display during the Summer Open Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

SHOWCASING ARTFUL DELIGHTS – TRAVELING DINNER PARTIES Dinner parties or luncheons have so much potential in more ways than one. They are hot beds of fun where friends and family gather, reminisce, and just have a great time. They are events at which a host can hone their culinary skills, wow their guests with fabulous food and drinks, and also receive feedback on their creations. But not only that, these get-togethers can be turned into something totally unique; think themed dinner parties or lunches, ones where food and games perhaps meld together, or maybe even a traveling gastronomic affair! Not too long ago, I mentioned how every so often my parents and all of their friends would have these traveling dinner parties. They would all travel from one house to the next enjoying appetizers, main courses and desserts at a different person’s house, all in the same evening. While it might sound like a lot of work – and maybe it was a tad involved – it was so unique, so different, and oh so fun. The premise behind this traveling dinner party was also to enjoy the allocated course fresh, as it was served in the same venue it was cooked. And let me tell you, people get creative. I swear there was stiff competition to show off culinary skills (despite people saying to the contrary – but you know the phrase ‘me thinks [they] doth


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protest too much?’ Yep) and the friends our family had were not short of culinary talent, so what was churned out was palate-pleasing delights of all kinds and all of it was incredible. As I’ve said before (twice or thrice now), my mother’s salmon mousse went down so well when she hosted the appetizer course. It was always a hit. All the ladies who wanted to showcase their cuisine really went above and beyond. From vegetable barley soup with crusty French bread to steak tartare, vegetable dips, cheese boards, deli meats and olives on tooth picks, mini meatballs with marinara sauce – you name it, we tried it. Because this event was one which occurred relatively often, there were so many new foods we all tried that if I were to try and name them, I’d be here for weeks, assuming I could even remember them all! The main course was always the most anticipated meal from what I was told – though personally I feel it might have been desserts. I could be biased due to my sweet tooth though. In any event, what these dinner parties did was elicit build up, the guessing games before we reached the next house to see what had been made. Herb roasted chicken with baby new potatoes, honey glazed carrots and a sage gravy was a featured main course menu once. Another time we had toad in the hole and THIS was epic. Sausages enveloped by Yorkshire pudding batter which is then baked to savory golden perfection and served alongside what we call marrowfat peas, cauliflower with cheese


sauce, and an onion gravy spooned in generous helpings over the Yorkshire pudding. Oh. My. Goodness. Tasty doesn’t even describe this meal. Maybe this is where a love of trying new foods is acquired. You’re exposed to other people’s tastes and fancies and I always say don’t knock something until you’ve tried it. It was at one of these traveling dinner parties where I learned of mint sauce and just how tasty it is when paired with lamb cutlets. And what’s even better than trying fare your friends and family are partial to, which you mightn’t have tried before, is the many different cultures or traditional foods you could find yourself enjoying. Our friends are so diverse and when the traveling dinner party came around, we were lucky enough to enjoy flavors from somewhere we hadn’t yet been. When food is so fully enjoyed, a meal-time favorite in one home can become a regular in others. Recipes were written down and handed out, so those bangers and mash you normally savored at your friend’s house became a fairly frequent feature in your own home! That’s the beauty of these kinds of dinner parties. The distinctiveness of it, how it stands out from regular get-togethers and all that can be learned and continued on from it in the process. When you live in smaller towns with ‘less to do,’ you find ways to create unforgettable experiences, how to forge friendships with newcomers and welcome them into the fold, as well as strengthen the bonds that have long since been established with your oldie but goodie friends. We as people have an amazing capacity for creativity, whether it’s art in the form of paintings, photographs, sculptures or yes, food – human ingenuity is limitless. Dear readers, I encourage you to try something similar to these dinner parties. They could be breakfast or lunch parties too, or maybe even a traveling barbeque! Flex your culinary muscles, showcase your skills and share with your friends and family your ability to create delicious dishes! I am including a recipe for toad in the hole. This is just the recipe I have always used and, of course, each person who already makes this will have their own, I’m sure. If not, and you decide to try it, let

me know how you like it, and please feel free to send in any and all comments, questions, information, suggestions and definitely any recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ gmail.com. I would love to hear from you all, so Lets Dish! Toad in the Hole 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup of milk 2 eggs 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 4 tablespoons butter 4 pork sausage links 1 medium onion, sliced Pepper to taste 1-½ cups beef stock 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon mustard For the batter: Whisk together the salt and 2/3 cup flour. In a small bowl, beat the eggs and stir in milk, mixing well. Mix this into the flour until ingredients are just combined. Set aside this batter at room temperature for half an hour. Preheat oven to 400° F and move the racks to the lower third and one in the upper third. Heat oil in a skillet and brown the sausages over medium heat for about 7 or 8 minutes. Drain the excess grease from the skillet. In a casserole dish, place a tablespoon of butter and place the dish on the lower rack in the oven until the butter is melted – approximately ten minutes. Remove from heat (carefully – it’s hot) and add the sausages and batter to the dish and return to the lower rack for twenty minutes. Move the dish to the upper rack for an additional 15 minutes until puffy and golden, then remove from heat- CAREFULLY! Gravy: Heat 2 tablespoons butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and sprinkle with pepper. Cook until slightly browned. Lower heat and cook for ten more minutes. Add 2 tablespoons flour stirring continuously for 5 minutes. Whisk in stock, Worcestershire sauce and cook for ten minutes. Whisk in mustard and any remaining butter, transfer to gravy boat and serve over the toad in the hole. To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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your personal obstacle course should be beginning to dawn. Your loss-gain cycle is moving faster these days, as the 29th may show.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Among your greatest assets throughout the year have been your dreams of what could be. Have you cherished and nurtured them? Keeping your dreams alive is central this week, because decisions you must make hinge on distinguishing the trivial from the important. The final decision is yours alone, but don’t overlook the value of friends in helping you to choose wisely. On the 29th come reminders of your objective. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The single-minded drive to achieve that has so clearly defined your year to date continues this week. What you pursue matters less than your diligence in pursuing it. Obstacles that may arise late-week are more easily overcome by banishing all fears of failure. Keeping fear at bay means simply to rid yourself of every thought that begins with I, me or mine. Selfless pursuits win especially big on the 29th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) The circumstances of this year that demand you take three steps for every step gained are still much in play. By now you should be accustomed to the fact that great reward requires even greater effort. Forward progress is made easier this week by paying your dues willingly and accepting the rule that there is no free lunch. This opens the way to the rare exceptions to that rule, which may come on the 29th as welcome surprise. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Being in love with love is not only coloring your goals this year, it may also be your main obstacle to achieving them. Preconceived notions of the happiness love will bring not only destroy your chances of realizing true love, they also blind you to the many forms that happiness may take. This week unfolds as an exercise in realizing the truth of this. Watch the 29th carefully for clues about how this is so. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Dispensing favors is appropriate behavior for you this week. And while you are being kind to others, do not neglect yourself. A little self-indulgence is entirely justified, given the disappointments of earlier in the year. It is probably also therapeutic as well, for as everyone knows, all work and no play is never a healthy thing. You should have no trouble on the 29th finding someone to help you spend your money. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Easy come, easy go, is a useful attitude to adopt this week. Consistent returns on effort invested have no doubt been a difficulty all year, making the present period of ups and downs nothing new. The difference is that by now some understanding of how to navigate

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) If relations with your children have been less than desirable this year, the problem may lie in thinking too much about yourself when you should be considering them. Opportunity to fix strained relations and elevate the dynamics between you and them is likely this week. The key to happiness lies in keeping your own wants out of the picture long enough to discern what is best for all. The 29th is made easy if you can do this. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You are no doubt fully determined this week to make up for a recent loss of face, and highly motivated by home circumstances, as well. The deprivations you’ve suffered the past year are only further incentive. Your competitive nature is apt to be working against you, making you feel outshone by someone who somehow remains just a step ahead. You’ll do better on the 29th if you just relax and pace yourself. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Busy as you have been fighting your own battles this year, you are to be commended for the aid you have no doubt given to others. If the helping hand you extended proved reciprocal, so much the better for both of you. But even if your good will travels a one-way street, now is not the time to slack off. Favors have a way of returning in their own time, and just when you need them most. The 29th may prove the point. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Intent as you have been on your own enterprises this year, finding time to attend to the needs of others has probably stretched you thin. Unexpected breaks in your routine this week are your opportunity to attend to certain too-long neglected areas of your life. Seize the moment to restore relations those areas, in whatever way is appropriate. Efforts to do so gain you favorable attention and are especially appropriate on the 29th. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Issues in your life that have for too long been kept simmering on the back burner deserve to be pulled forward now. Family and financial matters are likely to be in that pot, and attending to them will prove enormously freeing. This is your week to end the constant juggling of opposing forces and find some way that once and for all resolves them. Look to the 29th for ways to accomplish this. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your most effective actions are small steps taken toward long-term goals. This is true of both the year and the week now in play. Your laid back approach is part of the big design. Continued use of it will get you exactly where you need to go. On the 29th this happens to be in directions that are radical departures from anything you have done prior. You’re in new territory that day, right where you want to be. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


49. “How ___!”

1. Toni Morrison’s “___ Baby”

51. Drink from a dish

20. Order between “ready” and “fire”

4. AI

52. Felt bad for

23. Chatter

54. V.I.P.

24. Fit for a king

58. Euripides drama

25. Doofus

7. Hiding place 12. Large antelope 13. Brandy flavor 14. Losing come-out roll in craps 15. Juliet, to Romeo 17. Archer, at times

59. Turns away

26. Courtroom event

61. Argus-eyed

28. Novi Sad residents

62. Grimace

29. Apprehensive

63. Ballet move

30. “What’s gotten ___ you?”

64. Collar inserts

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65. Barley bristle

19. One who suffers for their faith

66. “Are we there ___?”

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33. Container weight

21. On, as a lamp

1. Yellowfin, e.g.

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22. Core

40. Money contest

23. To stop

2. Sandler of “Big Daddy”

27. Breakfast cereal

3. Thunder sound

31. “___ we having fun yet?”

4. Den denizen 5. ___ grass

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50. Swelling

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36. Simple chord

8. Toward that place

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39. Ever (2 wds)

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42. Peer command

11. “___ Town Too” (1981 hit)

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12. White wine aperitif

57. Clairvoyance, e.g.

13. Something put forward to conceal true purpose

58. More, in Madrid

44. “My man!” 45. To fill with new ammo 47. Chronic disease characterized ulcerations

41. Long, noosed ropes 43. Excitement

52. Bombard 53. “I had no ___!” 54. Bowl over 56. “Cool!”

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YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS WEATHER FORECAST 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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Al-Anon Group

Parkinson’s Support Group

gious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

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First Friday, 1:00pm Cherry Hill Club House, Oak Harbor

Unity of Whidbey

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Sundays, 10:00am 5671 Crawford Road, Langley If you’re one of the “spiritual but not religious” people who questions your childhood faith or is looking for something more, Unity of Whidbey may feel like a homecoming. Visit our website: unityofwhidbeyisland.org

Whidbey Quakers Sundays, 4:00pm-5:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland Whidbey Islands Friends Meeting (also known as Quakers) meet in silent worship and community, with occasional spoken messages, every Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist building. For more information, contact Tom Ewell at tewell@whidbey.com or go to www. whidbeyquakers.org.

First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 7:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360) 675-0621 or visit JSH-Online.com Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across fromUseless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Gaylen Whiteman Artist’s Reception: Friday, September 1, 5:00pm-7:30pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm Whiteman is known for her work in diverse mediums, including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and oils, and for her ability to paint in both realistic and abstract styles. Her current exhibit features watercolor paintings of Whidbey wildlife and includes special paintings from her “Essence of Nature” series depicting common, threatened and endangered wildlife. There will be light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by Sarungano vocal and mbira ensemble. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

Kathleen Frugé Brown - New Work Artist’s Reception: Saturday, September 2, 5:00pm-7:00pm Show runs through October 2 Rob Schouten Gallery, Langley Kathleen Frugé Brown is a painter, printmaker, and public artist with a long-standing commitment to imagery from the natural world. The foundation of her practice is plein-air oil painting, on the riverbanks and in the forest surrounding her Cascade foothills studio. Kathleen Frugé Brown - New Work opens in conjunction with “Langley’s First Saturday Art Walk” when Langley’s galleries and shops are open until 7:00pm. Featured artist, Kathleen Frugé Brown, will be in attendance and light refreshments will be served.

Meetings & Organizations Music Festival Meet N’ Greet Monday, August 28, 5:30pm-7:00pm Best Western PLUS, Oak Harbor Volunteers already registered are encouraged to attend. The Festival is still seeking volunteers. Come learn about volunteer opportunities. For more information, visit www. oakharborfestival.com or www.facebook.com/ OHMusicFest

Al-Anon Every Wednesday, 9:30am-10:30am 432 2nd St., Langley If a friend or relative has a problem with alcohol, you can find solutions for yourself at Alanon.

Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon group can help. Call Laurie at (360) 675-4430 for meeting information.

Alcoholics Anonymous

For more information, call (360) 221-2070

Bingo Every Monday, 7:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor Open to the public. For more information, call (360) 675-7111.

Coupeville Chess Club Second and Fourth Fridays, 6:45pm-9:00pm Coupeville Library All skill levels welcomed. Please bring a board if possible. Spread the word and come down for some leisurely play. For information, call (631) 357-1941.

Divorce Care and DC4kids Every Sunday, 5:00pm Living Word Church, Oak Harbor A support group for people dealing with separation and divorce. For more information, call Larry at (360) 969-0552 or Lisa - DC4kids at (360) 672-4239. Living Word Church is located at 490 NW Crosby Ave.

Dugualla Bay Bridge Club Every Thursday, 11:30am Social Bridge Game. Bring your own brown bag lunch. RSVP required. Call (360) 720-2727 or email dcb601@comcast.net

Duplicate Bridge Club Every Tuesday, 10:30am Sierra Country Club Clubhouse, Coupeville
 The club is ACBL sanctioned and we encourage anyone interested to come with or without a partner. For more information, contact one of the directors: Mardi Dennis at (360) 675-5044, Sue Thomas at (360) 678-7047, or Peter Wolff at (360) 678-3019.

International Order of the Rainbow for Girls First & Third Mondays, 7:00pm-8:30pm Masonic Hall, Coupeville The Coupeville assembly of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls would like to invite all girls ages 11-20 to attend meetings. Rainbow Girls is a service organization that teaches girls leadership and life skills. For more information, contact Naomie Robinson at robinsonnaomie32@gmail.com or visit www. nwrainbow.org. The Mansonic Hall is located at 804 Main Street.

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

NAR-ANON Every Tuesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Clinton NAR-ANON family groups are world-wide for those affected by someone else’s addiction. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is located at 6309 Wilson Place.

North Whidbey Coupon Club Every Friday, 9:30am-11:30am SPIN Cafe, 32658 SE Bayshore Dr, Oak Harbor Cost: Free All are welcome. Coupon-clipping, moneysaving conversation and new friends. Our motto is “Eat Better, For Less”. Kids welcome. Money-saving classes are available. Find us on Facebook :”Whidbey Coupon Club” and via email: nwcouponclub@comcast. net. For further information, please call (360) 675-2338.

Second Tuesday, 10:00am Bayview Senior Center, Langley No one need struggle with Parkinson’s alone. Gain new friends, get the facts. Call (360) 279-1785.

PASS - Post Abortion Stress Syndrome Wednesday or Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm Are you suffering from PASS–Post Abortion Stress Syndrome? Many women suffer from depression, flashbacks, suicidal thoughts, relational disfunction, and more after an abortion. We offer free lay counseling, help with healing and restoration. Call Wednesday or Thursday for an appointment, 10:00am to 4:00pm (360) 221-2909.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) Every Wednesday, 7:00pm-8:00pm Every Sunday, 7:00pm-8:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church Annex, Freeland SLAA is a 12-step fellowship for those who wish to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction. We offer relief for both those who suffer from a compulsive need for sex, and those with relationship-related compulsivity. We provide an environment free from shame and abuse where all can feel safe to share what they think and feel. You are not alone. For more information call (360) 989-4248.

Singles Bible Study Sunday Nights, 6:00pm-8:30pm Calvary Chapel, Clinton Join us for soup, bread, prayer, and study with other Christian singles. For more information, contact Kathie Warren at (425) 319-2572. Babysitting services are provided. Children are welcome.

South Whidbey Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group First Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm South Whidbey Senior Center, Langley Expanded quarterly workshops TBA. The Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington Chapter, provides emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers of those suffering from memory loss – in a confidential setting. For questions or additional information, contact co-facilitators: Mardell Xavier at (360) 477-5511 or Hestia Laitala at (360) 321-1600.

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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

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, August 24, 6:45pm 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.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Class Friday, August 25, 6:00pm-9:30pm Saturday, August 26, 9:00am-6:00pm Sunday, August 27, 9:00am-6:00pm Oak Harbor Fire & Rescue, 855 E. Whidbey Ave. The Island County Department of Emergency Management is offering free CERT training. This training is designed to prepare Island County residents to help themselves, their families, and neighbors respond to natural or man-made disasters. This three-day certification class consists of 20 hours of intensive training in first aid, emergency communications, basic fire control, light search and rescue, and damage assessment to prepare students to assist families and neighbors following a major disaster such as those that may occur in Island County. Advance registration is required. Send an email to the Island County CERT Coordinator, Jody Jeffers at: CERT@whidbey.net Include: Name, Address, Phone Number, Email For more information on CERT classes or workshop series contact: Island County DEM Community Emergency Response Team Coordinator Jody Jeffers at: CERT@whidbey.net

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

Every Wednesday, 12:00pm-4:00pm Good Cheer Thrift Store, 114 Anthes Ave, Langley

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At the South Whidbey Coupon Club, we also welcome those who would like to help clip coupons which will be used for Good Cheer’s shopping. Find us on Facebook :”Whidbey Coupon Club” and via email: nwcouponclub@ comcast.net. For further information, please call (360) 675-2338.

A free informational seminar to learn about alternatives to CPAP. Presented by Michael Lemme, DDS. Space is limited, RSVP today at (360) 675-3334.

TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®) Every Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am Family Bible Church, Oak Harbor TOPS® is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc., the original, nonprofit, noncommercial network of weight-loss support groups. TOPS® offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship and recognition. Weigh-in from 9:00am-10:00am, meeting is 10:00am-11:00am. For more information, call Shelly Weeks at (360) 207-9039 or (360) 240-1770.

Whidbey Island A’s, Model A Ford Club Fourth Monday, 7:00pm Race Road Fire Station, Coupeville For more information, call (360) 579-5919. For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

Wednesday, August 30, 7:00pm Coupeville Library, 788 NW Alexander St.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, September 2, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland 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.

Hunter Safety Class at CWSA Central Whidbey Sportsman’s Association will be conducting Hunter Safety Classes as follows: Monday, Sept 5, 6:00pm-9:00pm Wednesday, Sept 7, 6:00pm-9:00pm Friday, Sept 9, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, Sept 10, 9:00am-12:00pm 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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By Carey Ross Annabelle: Creation: Seriously, anyone who took one look at the demented doll in this movie would know it was made for murder and would smash it into a thousand pieces and then shoot the debris into space immediately, which is likely the plot premise for this movie’s inevitable next chapter.  (R • 1 hr. 49 min.) Atomic Blonde: While we await the return of Furiosa, Charlize Theron kicks ass all over 1980s Berlin in this actioner directed by "John Wick’s" David Leitch. And lo, another film franchise for Theron is born. Get it, ladies of Hollywood.  (R • 1 hr. 55 min.) Birth of the Dragon: This biopic, which focuses on the specific period of Bruce Lee’s life in which he challenged kung fu master Wong Jack Man to a martial arts battle for the ages, arrives in theaters with no fanfare and a serious side-eye from Lee’s daughter. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 31 min.) The Dark Tower: Is it too much to ask of this long-gestating Stephen King adaptation that it not be utter garbage so Idris Elba can finally realize his potential as my future movie-star boyfriend? I guess it is. Maybe next time, Idris.  (PG-13) Despicable Me 3: The fact this franchise is three movies in and hasn’t made a horrifying misstep yet is just another sign one should never question the bizarrely relatable comedic gifts of Steve Carell. I bow down to you, Gru.  (PG • 1 hr. 30 min.) Dunkirk: My love for director Christopher Nolan is no secret, and I feel like I have been waiting for this movie about the WWII battle and evacuation of Dunkirk just this side of forever. Nolan never lets me down, but I need this to be the one that finally gets him the Best Director Oscar nomination he should’ve gotten for "The Dark Knight." Or "Inception." Or "Interstellar."  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 47 min.) The Emoji Movie: This movie is at 6 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and I have never felt so validated in my life.  (PG • 1 hr. 26 min) Girls Trip: Starring Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Regina Hall, and Tiffany Haddish as four friends having a wild weekend in New Orleans, this is the best female ensemble comedy since "Bridesmaids." Finally.  (R • 2 hrs. 2 min.)


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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The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature: Easily the best part of the continuing animated saga of Surly Squirrel and his quirky cohort is the movie’s title–but you have to admit, it's a pretty good title.  (PG • 1 hr. 26 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.) War for the Planet of the Apes: The end chapter in a surprisingly excellent trio of "Apes" movies? Or a near-future parable in which man fights beast for planetary supremacy? Only time and nature will decide.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 20 min.)




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Life Tributes


Stuart and Cecilia moved to Whidbey Island five years ago. They took great joy from living on the island, letting it be known they had finally found their dream location to live. They enjoyed attending various clubs and bible study groups, each of which brought new and wonderful friends into their lives. They were avid churchgoers, and each had favorite charities they loved supporting. Stuart spent most of his career in finance, retiring from the San Diego Community College District as Director of Business Services. Being well educated and a very intelligent man, he enjoyed helping others understand world economy, the bible, and countless other subjects near and dear to him. He was a quiet philanthropist who felt strongly about supporting the charities and people he believed in. Stuart was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served his country during the Korean War. A loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.


September 11, 1963 – August 5, 2017

Our beloved Denise was born to William “Doc” Henderson and Mary Alice (McNabb) Henderson. She was born in Japan, and lived in California, Washington, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Virginia, Colorado, Guam, Idaho, and Philippi, West Virginia. She loved being part of a Navy family and saw each move as an opportunity to meet new and interesting people. The car trips during moves were among her favorite lifetime memories.

January 31, 1937 – August 12, 2017

Rosanne Lee Walter, age 80, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away at her home Saturday, August 12, 2017, following a lengthy illness. Rosanne was born January 31, 1937, in Spokane. She received her Masters Degree in Music Education from Washington State University, and had been the director of music in the Coupeville School District for eleven years. She was a Lifetime Member of the Good Sams Club. Rosanne is survived by her three sisters: Kathie Lawrence (Scott) and Linda Belser (Frank), both of Oroville, CA and Chic Hayes of Post Falls, ID; and by her brother Richard Reed (Marie) of San Lorenzo, CA; by numerous nieces and nephews; also by her dearest friend of many years, Patricia Boushey, of Coupeville. In addition, she leaves many former students who loved her. Services will take place at a later date. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

LESLIE RAY RIENTJES, CMSGT, USAF (RET) November 16, 1941 – August 15, 2017

Leslie Ray Rientjes, CMSgt, USAF (Ret), passed away Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in Coupeville, WA. Les was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in May 2016. He was born November 16, 1941 in Oak Harbor, WA, the son of Bert and Janet Rientjes. Les graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1960. In 1961, he joined the United States Air Force (USAF) and proudly served his country for 30 years, retiring in 1991 with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt). Les is survived by his wife, MaryAnn, daughter Stacey (Doug) Lacey, granddaughter Jenelle Green, grandson D.J. Lacey and 3 great-grandchildren, Nautus, Tyrin and Hayla and a brother Gary (Anna) Rientjes. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Jim Rientjes and son Rodney Rientjes. Open invitation to Graveside Service with Military Honors will be held at Maple Leaf Cemetery Friday, August 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2:00 PM at the Christian Reformed Church, 1411 Wieldraayer Rd, Oak Harbor, WA. Please join us for coffee and refreshments following the celebration. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a favorite charity or Oak Harbor Christian School, 675 E. Whidbey Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

RICHARD CHARLES BROWN June 30, 1935 – August 17, 2017

Richard Charles Brown, age 82 passed away peacefully August 17, 2017 in his home in Oak Harbor, WA. He was surrounded by family. Richard was born June 30, 1935 in Kirkland, WA to Florence Recor and Ralph Brown. As an adult, Richard received his Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Seattle University where he began a career in the construction industry. After years of hard work, he became a Project Superintendent, a career he was very proud of. His most crowning achievement though was his large and loving family. Richard is survived by his beloved wife Ramona, 10 children, 26 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren. A Graveside Service for Richard will be held Friday, August 25, 2017, 11:00 AM at Maple Leaf Cemetery. Relatives and friends are welcome.

STUART KEN LEONARD, 84 Stuart Leonard of Coupeville succumbed to cancer Sunday, August 6, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his five children, Cheryl Blaine, Lance Leonard, Deborah Leonard-Malinowski, Marc Leonard and Margo Leonard, and his four grandchildren, Nicholas, Joshua, Sativa and Marissa. He was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Cecilia, and his grandson, Julian. A service and celebration of Stuart’s life will be held Saturday, September 9, 10:30 AM, at the Hillside Evangelical Free Church, 874 Plantation Drive, Greenbank, WA 98253.

Denise’s core playmates were always her siblings, Lisa, Wil, and Marie. Favorite pastimes included dancing, singing, bicycling, generally being outside, and a bit of sneaking. Together – and only in their imaginations – the four explored the undersea world of Jacques Cousteau, climbed the highest peaks, competed in the Olympics, performed on stage to adoring crowds, and much more. Denise was an excellent student throughout her life. She played basketball in middle and high school, and played the clarinet and was a member of the Color Guard in the Philip Barbour High School band. Both were a source of pride throughout her life. She graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1981. Denise was always hard-working. She worked at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Washington, at Pridemark in Colorado, and at her college library. In 2008, she became a Registered Nurse, following in the footsteps of her father. She worked in hospice care, pediatrics, and infection control, and was dedicated to her patients. Denise was blessed with three children, Christa was born in 1986, Katelyn 1990, and Reno in 1997. Her children were her life and she loved them without limit. Christa is married to Claudio, and they have one daughter, Justice, who was treasured by her Nana. Katelyn lives in Texas with her two sons, Mason and Brayden, who were also treasured by their Nana. Reno is serving his country in the Navy. Denise met her beloved husband Mike Markowski through a Christian dating service. Denise lived in San Diego, and Mike in Rathdrum, ID. Geographic distance was challenging for a budding romance, but they were determined to be together. Denise moved to Idaho, and the two married in June 2012. Denise was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Mary Alice. She is survived by her siblings, Lisa Henderson and Marie Byars, and William Henderson; her children Christa (Sweeney) Wadsworth, Katelyn (Sweeney) Kier, and Reno Rossiter; her grandchildren Justice, Mason, and Brayden; and dozens of cousins, nieces, nephews, and in-laws who love her very much.

DAVID EDWIN CRESSEY March 1, 1922 – August 18, 2017

David Edwin Cressey, a 33-year resident of Oak Harbor, passed away August 18, 2017. David was born March 1, 1922, to Scott Cressey and Clara (Miller) Cressey in Bath, ME. He was the second of seven children. During his childhood, he spent many happy hours with his father and grandfather boating and fishing on the Kennebec River. After completing high school, David enlisted in the US Army Air Force in October 1942, graduated from OCS, received a commission as a 1st Lieutenant, and was assigned to fly B-24s. David married Colleen Hope Delong, of Gardiner, ME, August 28, 1943 while stationed in South Carolina. After his honorable discharge from the Air Force in March 1946, David attended Northrup Institute of Technology in Los Angeles where he obtained an engineering degree. David spent his working career with Garrett AirResearch in Phoenix, AZ. David and Colleen raised their family while living in Phoenix. Upon his retirement from Garrett AirResearch, David and Colleen moved to Oak Harbor, WA where they enjoyed their retirement years. David enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing, gardening, and working on his cars and in his shop. David is survived by his son, Steven D Cressey, his daughter, Pamela J Juarez, and his grandchildren, Jason K Cressey, Allison R Cressey, and Manny Juarez. Colleen preceded him in death December 6, 2006. Visitation will be Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Whidbey Memorial Funeral Home, 746 NE Midway Blvd., Oak Harbor. A Funeral Service will commence at 1:00 PM in the chapel. Interment will follow at Maple Leaf Cemetery, with Military Honors under the auspices of McChord Field Honor Guard, USAF. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! Monday, Aug. 7 11:14 am, SR 20 Reporting party advising a subject in a vehicle ahead of him got out and started yelling at him.

5:01 pm, SW Fort Nugent Ave. Reporting party reporting an erratic male subject in the park for the last two nights. Caller states he is topless and doing “odd things.”

1:06 pm, NE 5th Ave. Caller states male subject keeps following her when she goes walking.

5:19 pm, SW 24th Ave. Reporting party advising next door neighbor is videotaping him and his wife.

1:38 pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising friend is locked inside a business.

7:07 pm, NW Heller St. Reporting party advising a deer is roaming in the area. Caller states it killed her cat earlier and she is concerned it could hurt a child.

9:04 pm, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising two vehicles tried to run him off the road. Saturday, Aug. 12 2:02 pm, SW Kimball Dr. Caller has questions about scams from dating sites. Sunday, Aug. 13 5:06 pm, SW Pioneer Way Reporting party advising a lady is getting in people's faces and saying obscenities. Monday, Aug. 14 9:49 am, N Oak Harbor St. Reporting party advising subjects just came out of the wooded area behind location and were told to leave and were unhappy about it.

7:47 pm, SE City Beach St. Caller reporting female subject at location yelling at people. 8:37 pm, SE 11th Ave. Caller states he locked himself out of the house, oven is on and 9-month-old baby is inside the house. The closest locksmith is at Deception Pass.

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This is a fun and fond memory of the Beatles and a celebration of their "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" record album, released 50 years ago! I was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minn., and when I was 7 or 8 years old our family moved to Australia. We took a P+O Orient Lines passenger ship, the "S.S. Orcades," from Los Angeles to Hawaii, to the Fiji Islands, New Zealand and onto Australia: Sydney, then Melbourne, Adelaide, and disembarking in Perth (a 30 day voyage). We settled in the next year in Melbourne, where I went to public school at Toorak Central and then Mac Robertson Girls' High School. We wore school uniforms complete with hats, gloves, and ties with our school colours. We studied, played sports and stuck to the rules.

Friday, Aug. 18 9:50 am, SR 20 Reporting party has questions about protests.

But suddenly the world was being mesmerized by a music band of four young men from Liverpool, England - and then we found out they were going to make a music tour of Australasia. This was in 1964 - the only time they came there and we all had BEATLE MANIA!

1:16 pm, SE Jerome St. Caller advising juveniles are cursing at volunteers at location.

Our family went to Sunday church in downtown Melbourne and one special day we came out of church and heard a lot of screaming, so I said to my Dad, "What's that?" and he said, "Let's go see!" We walked down two or three streets, turned the corner and saw a lot of people in the street (and a lot of young girls) waving their arms and screaming outside a big, tall, modern hotel.

10:15 am, SE Bayshore Dr. Reporting party advising a seagull on their walkway would not leave.

1:20 pm, NW Almond Loop Reporting ongoing issue with a neighbor allowing toddler to play in street.

8:03 pm, NE Goldie St. Caller reporting subject trying to move a building through the woods.

3:26 pm, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising a male was kicked off the bus for exposing himself and urinating on his own feet.

I looked up and dropped what I was carrying and started waving my arms and screaming "IT'S THE BEATLES!" There they were - John, Paul, Ringo and George. They were hanging out their big hotel window, smiling and waving to us! It was, and is still, so exciting!

8:18 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising male is running around, flipping people and vehicles off.

I then got that Beatles tea towel to hang in my room and the two 45 rpm records that include their songs ???Long Tall Sally," "I Call Your Name," "Please Mister Postman," "Boys," "From Me To You," "Thank You Girl," "Please Please Me" and "Love Me Do."

Tuesday, Aug. 15 9:26 am, SW 1st Ave. Reporting party advising found a handprint on the window of their house. 10:35 am, NW 2nd Ave. Reporting party advising an elderly male is staring at kids.

9:54 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting subject came to location and tried to sell someone else's property.

11:50 am, NW Elwha St. Caller reporting upstairs neighbor is using their water.

Saturday, Aug. 19 12:12 am, SW Kalama Loop Caller reporting a male is laying on the side of the road.

5:18 pm, NE 2nd Ave. Reporting party advising neighbor is not picking up dog feces. 6:33 pm, NW Crosby Ave. Caller wants her RV moved. 7:21 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising subject at location is making inappropriate comments. 8:56 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting subject at location being disorderly and acting like she is “losing her mind.” Wednesday, Aug. 16 2:51 am, SE Ireland St. Reporting party advising someone keeps ringing their doorbell. Thursday, Aug. 17 2:07 pm, NW Camellia Loop Caller advising two male subjects, one appears to be from the Caribbean, soliciting money to support suicide prevention in the military. 2:21 pm, SW Orcas St. Another caller advising two males are going door to door taking pictures of houses. They claim to be part of a military family and asking for people to send care packages.

12:41 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting a goat in the roadway. 5:25 pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising subject on motorcycle is chasing subject on bicycle. Sunday, Aug. 20 12:58 am, SW Swantown Ave. Caller reporting a male yelling at an abandoned house. 2:16 am, SW Erie St. Reporting party advising a male walking around the building talking to himself, saying he will kill anyone who comes near him. Monday, Aug. 21 9:53 am, SE Dock St. Reporting party advising loose chickens crossing the street. 11:37 am, N Oak Harbor St. Caller reporting a vehicle at location with three different license plates. 7:17 pm, SE 4th Ave. Reporting party advising subject is yelling profanities and disturbing the neighborhood. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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Whidbey Weekly Classified Department PO Box 1098 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

E-Mail............classifieds@whidbeyweekly.com Telephone..................................(360)682-2341 Fax.............................................(360)682-2344 PLEASE CALL WHEN YOUR ITEMS HAVE SOLD.

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

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For over 30 years, Whidbey Cleaners has been the leading fabricare specialists in the region, and with some regular clientele who have chosen this business as their go-to for any and all fabricare needs since they first opened their doors, Whidbey Cleaners has earned its top notch reputation! Whidbey Cleaners, still owned and operated by the very same people who opened the doors, do almost all of the dry cleaning on site, so turn-around time for garments is approximately just 48 hours! And if that isn’t convenient enough, they have a drive-up window too. Owners Dwight and Margaret always keep customer convenience at the forefront of their services. With the Pacific Northwest’s often inclement weather, and many a mother and father reluctant to get in and out of cars with little ones in tow, Whidbey Cleaners offers one of the best and easiest solutions – its drive-up window. For those who serve in our military, they can rest assured their uniforms will be cleaned, pressed, and looking on point when it’s needed most. Countless dress and party shirts have come through the expert hands of the professional and highly skilled staff of Whidbey Cleaners, and with a passion for their business like no other, the quality of services rendered here speaks for itself.

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