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Ever meet anyone who is eidetic? Don't go looking it up. I just did. Eidetic is an adjective which indicates the person who is so, is one smart fortunate cookie.

Eidetic–of or relating to voluntarily producible visual images having almost photographic accuracy. In other words, the kind of folks who can remember the seating chart of your 8th grade advanced English class, or what song is underscoring the dialogue in a specific movie scene. Our older daughter Crystal is beyond eidetic. She can remember every cell phone number of every cousin, all of Julia Roberts' movies in chronological order, and what everyone ate and where they sat at any Thanksgiving dinner in any year. Locally, I can further recommend saying “hello” to the ever eidetic Tara at the Freeland Post Office. She even knows how to spell the word. I'm still working on buying another vowel. Surely, we have eidetic politicians. How else would they remember how they voted when they were not present? Free wisdom “Boy, what ever you is and where ever you is, don't be what you ain't, because when you is what you ain't, you isn't”....Uncle Remus, in Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus, His Songs and His Sayings. Silly fun One of my recent book finds at the WAIF store in Freelandia was worth buying just for the title–I never metaphor I didn't like by Dr. Mardy Grothe, author of Oxymoronica, Viva la Repartee, and Never Let a Fool Kiss You or a Kiss Fool You. I love metaphors because they don't last long. In fact, many of my fave metaphors are shorter than my short term memory. Where was I? Here is my fave long metaphor, credited to former CEO of Coca-Cola, Brian Dyson, at page 121. “Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them– work, family, health, friends, and spirit, and you're keeping all of these in the air. You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls–family, health, friends, and spirit–are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged, or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for balance in your life.” Well, excuse me, but I may be teetering. Surely, at my age, teetering is safer than tottering. Roy's Riders' Rules In honor of the youth of America returning this week to the hallowed halls of learning, it seems appropriate to share once again the ten rules of life according to Roy Rogers. Hit your right front hoof, Trigger, here we go. 1. Be neat and clean. 2. Be courteous and polite. 3. Always obey your parents. 4. Protect the weak and help them. 5. Be brave but never take chances. 6. Study hard and learn all you can. 7. Be kind to animals and take care of them. 8. Eat all your food and never waste any. 9. Love God, and go to Sunday School regularly. 10. Always respect our flag and our country. Many Happy Trails to us all, from Roy, Dale & Trigger. Why? Yesterday, we sold our 1990 Honda to help pay for our new Rheem water heater and the instal-

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lation thereof. As the plumbers say, “one good turn of the pipe wrench deserves another.”

My question is, not to Rheem, but to the Washington State Department of Motor Vehicles. Why is the VIN number listed on our car and truck titles printed so small? And the lines to write them on so short? The VIN, or vehicle identification number, is the most important information on the title when transferring ownership. Just ask Lori Brown at the Freeland motor vehicle office inside Mike Syreen's Insurance, next to Puget Sound Business Systems. There are more numbers and letters in a VIN than most confirmation codes for any credit card bill paid by phone. There are more numbers in a VIN than our new ten digit phone numbers or our nine digit Social Security numbers or our nine digit Zips.

1. Zone Interference Program 2. Zone Intelligence Person 3. Zone Improvement Plan 4. Zippy Interstate Practice 5. Zasu's Increased Postage The correct answer will be provided next week, or whenever we remember that the question was asked. If you cannot wait, call your local post office to see how many times the phone rings before it will be answered. Thank you, Thank you Last month, I once again had the pleasure of helping conduct fun for Whidbey Island Nourishes at their Rootin' Tootin' Summer Frolic. While it may violate the mores and folkways of auctioneering to discuss the particulars of the benevolence displayed that evening, it is surely appropriate to thank our hosts, Georgia Gerber and Randy Hudson, Upper Left Catering, Rusty Fender and the Melody Wranglers, and Pam LeLoup and her amazing team of WIN volunteers.



While the warranty on the new heater indicates a shelf life of six to eight years before rusting and leaking, our prior Rheem low-boy lasted almost forty years. It is nice to not get reamed by Rheem.

Know what ZIP stands for? I didn't either until I saw the latest South Whidbey 2017-2018 Action Pages Easy-To-Read Directory. Just for the fun of it, how about a multiple choice pop quiz? Which of the following is the correct answer for the meaning of the acronym ZIP, created in 1963 by the USPS?


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WIN continues to amaze. In January of this year, WIN volunteers made 1,237 sandwiches and burritos for their backpack program, with another 1,185 sandwiches and burritos made for their vending program. Here's one for you – In 2016, WIN volunteers distributed over 38,000 cheese sticks, and made over 13,400 meals for the backpack program. How do I know this? I have a network of eidetics doing my research. On the trail One of the many joys of my life is watching Westerns. Discovering and rediscovering films and television shows of the Western genre is my trip to the golf course, or the athletic club, or to the garden. While I no longer wear my six gun and holster while watching, I now take notes. Home-schooling via old West wisdom is my continuing education. Last month, airing on GET TV, the 1994 direct to video release, The Desperate Trail, ran for several days and nights. Repeat showings of any movie I enjoy work well for me as I can putter about viewing as I catch bits and pieces, stopping to re-enjoy a fave scene. With this unseen by me Western, superbly written and directed by P. J. Pesce, and starring Sam Elliott, Craig Sheffer, Linda Fiorentino, Bradley Whitford, Frank Whaley, John Furlong, Robin Westphal, and Boots Southerland, I watched uninterrupted, en toto. I even sat still. In fact, I never got off the trail until the closing credits. One of the lines in this surprise film stuck with me. Maybe it will stick with you, too. Sitting around a star covered sky campfire, one of the cowboys says to the other, “Mom always said the stars are God's teeth. And you can always see them because God is always smiling.” May we all have a September of smiles. Giddy up! To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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Bits & Pieces Letters to the Editor Editor, “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” - Eben Fodor What is unfolding in Texas is what climatologists have been warning us about for decades. Floods, storms, forest fires, the northward advance of mosquitoes, ticks and diseases like West Nile and Zika; droughts; heat waves and not least, psychological impacts, are why the American Public Services Association has declared 2017 the “Year of Climate Change and Health”. The health community has long recognized climate change as the number one health threat of the 21st century. It is why children, represented by lawyers from Our Children’s Trust, are suing states and the federal government for not protecting their future. It is why the Pentagon recognizes climate change as a major threat to national security and why a few brave Republicans have joined the Caucus for Climate Solutions. It is why they and other conservatives, including most businesses (Exxon included) favor a carbon tax. They recognize that global warming is a Pandora’s box whose lid must be closed ASAP. We have the means to do that. On Wednesday, 9/20/2017 at 7:00pm we will hear from the Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energies about their ballot initiative. Their plan is endorsed by more than 150 Washington state based labor, environmental and religious organizations and growing. President George W. Bush famously noted that our lack of action on climate is because “America is addicted to oil.” Hence the USA, instead of leading, has fought every international effort to combat this crisis from 1972 until 2016 when President Obama signed the Paris Climate Accord. Now President Trump has pulled us out of Paris. It is a fundamental truth of addiction recovery that change is not sought until the situation gets so bad that we are confronted with the fact that our lives are out of control and getting progressively worse. Will we now forgo the dirty energy and wasteful practices of the past to save our future? Will Harvey be our bottom? We have a great opportunity to grow our economy, protect ourselves from climate/ocean chaos and set an example for others to follow. It is about kids, justice, and jobs for a sustainable future. Join us Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00pm. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island is located at 20103 State Route 525 just north of Freeland. Carpooling is encouraged. Gary Piazzon UUCWI Social Environmental Justice Council co-facilitator

Stage 1 – Voluntary Water Conservation The Anacortes Water Treatment Plant has notified the City of Oak Harbor that the flow level of the Skagit River has fallen below the minimum required for habitat protection and is expected to remain low for an extended period. The City of Oak Harbor purchases water for the community through a water supply agreement. As a result, users of the water system are asked to voluntarily conserve water with a goal of 10% reduction in water use during this time. In 2001 the Washington State Department of Ecology established minimum instream flow levels for the Skagit River. An instream flow is

simply the minimum amount of water required in a stream or river for the protection of fish habitat. When the river falls below prescribed levels, the City of Anacortes is required to provide public notification in accordance with a long-term water rights agreement signed in 1996. Although every year is different, there are generally two times per year when the Skagit River is anticipated to fall below instream flow levels – once in late winter/early spring and again in late summer/fall. The City of Oak Harbor has implemented Stage 1 Water Conservation Measures (voluntary conservation/potential for future drought conditions exist). The triggering criterion for Stage 1 Water Conservation occurs when the Skagit River height/flow is less than ten feet and/or 10,400 cubic feet per second. The City has initiated conservation measures at City parks and facilities. The Oak Harbor School District, North Whidbey Water District, Deception Pass State Park and the Naval Air Station Whidbey Island have been contacted and advised to voluntarily conserve water.

During times of low flow in the Skagit River, the City of Oak Harbor encourages citizens to reduce water use by using the following measures: shorter showers (five minutes or less) using low flow devices; turn water off when brushing teeth, flush toilets less, run full loads of laundry, fix leaks around the house, let lawns go dormant in the summer or irrigate at dusk or dawn to avoid evaporation, water plants deeply and less often. If every customer could find a way to save 15-20 gallons of water per day, the City would roughly hit the 10% water reduction goal. The City of Oak Harbor appreciates your assistance in helping to protect water resources and doing your part! For further conservation tips, contact the City of Oak Harbor at (360) 279-4500 or access the City’s web page www.oakharbor.org or Channel 10. [Submitted by Nicole Tesch, City of Oak Harbor]

The 17th Annual DjangoFest Northwest Fans from across the country, Canada, and Europe will make the annual pilgrimage to the small seaside village of Langley, WA to experience DjangoFest Northwest (DFNW), September 20-24. Celebrating its 17th year, DFNW ranks among the genre’s top festivals in the world and is considered the “daddy” of the gypsy jazz festivals in the U.S. During the 1930’s and 40’s, Django Reinhardt and fellow musicians created gypsy jazz in the cafés of Paris. Also known as gypsy swing, gitan swing and hot club, this unique musical style blends Eastern European melodies, Parisian Musette, Spanish Flamenco and American Swing. The genre has experienced a renaissance of late, and devotees – known as “Djangophiles” - migrate to Langley to hear some of its biggest names. DFNW is the perfect opportunity to soak up a week of gypsy jazz featuring world-class musicians in an idyllic setting. This year’s stellar lineup includes European artists: Samson Schmitt with Tim Kliphaus, Panache Weiss, Benji Winterstein, and Simon Planting; the Rosenberg family of Mozes, Arnoud, and “crooner” cousin Johnny, belting jazz standards with a touch of gypsy; Joshco Stephan, Olli Soikkeli and Julien Labro; the Robin Nolan Trio; and the return of Antoine Boyer with Samuelito. Closer to home, DFNW welcomes Christine Tassan Et Les Imposteures from Canada; and from the U.S.: Trio Dinicu; Hot Club Sandwich; Hot Club of Troy; Black Market Trust; Occidental Gypsy; Eric Vanderbilt Mathews All Stars; and the youngest performer and Northwest/ Saga Award Winner Henry Acker with his trio. DjangoFest Northwest 2017 runs September 20 through the 24 and features eight concerts, 20 workshops, after-hours “djams” in downtown venues, spontaneous daily “djams” around town, and a free festival kick-off patio

party featuring Seattle’s’ young hot swing band Good Company on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:00pm. Free shuttle service from WICA to downtown is provided by the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

Festival performances take place on the DFNW campus featuring two stages--a 246-seat venue and a 500-seat venue. Evening performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00pm, and matinee performances are Friday through Sunday at 3:00pm, with a final Sunday evening performance at 7:00pm. For complete festival information, including artist lineup, workshops, artist biographies, music and videos, and ticketing information please visit the official DjangoFest Northwest website: www.DjangoFestNW.com Online tickets are available until noon the day of the show. For tickets by phone, call the Box Office at (800) 638-7631 or (360) 221-8268. You can also buy tickets in person at the Box Office at 565 Camano Ave in Langley between 1:00pm and 6:00pm Wednesday through Saturday, or two hours before any show. [Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Meeting and Permit Required to Hunt on Base People interested in hunting on NAS Whidbey Island property during the 2017-2018 season are invited to attend a “One-Stop-Shop” meeting being held in September. The meeting will be held September 13 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bldg 130, Gallery Golf Course. Information handouts will cover on-base hunting permit requirements, hunting areas and base access procedures. Hunters may register, pay the $13 permit fee and receive an installation hunting permit. Civilian hunters may participate in the pheasant release and upland game program on the installation. In order to participate in these on-base hunting programs, all civilian hunters must submit to a National Crime Information Check (NCIC) background check at NAS Whidbey Island prior to being issued an installation hunting permit. To request access to hunt and get an NCIC background check, you must pick up the required form at the base’s Pass & ID office (building 2853, 360-257-5620) just outside Langley Gate at Ault Field. Langley Gate is located on Langley Boulevard and is open from 7:30am to 3:00pm Monday –Friday. You may complete that form at home or fill it out at Pass & ID and have your check done on the spot. Barring any potential issues, a NCIC check can be completed in five minutes. When you submit your request you are required to sign it in person at Pass & ID and present proper Personal Identification when you sign the form. Please be aware that no background check can be initiated after 3:00pm, so please keep this in mind when planning your visit for background check processing. Upon successful completion of the background check, you will be given documentation that you will need to bring with you when getting your installation hunting permit. Please plan ahead to meet this new requirement! Your understanding and patience is appreciated in meeting this new requirement. All hunters must have a Washington State hunting license in order to be issued a permit. There are no vendors of State licenses available on the installation. Hunters must present all licenses for the species they wish to hunt to acquire an installation hunting permit. Specific documents required to get your installation hunting permit are: Pheasant and upland game hunters must bring your DoD-issued identification or State-issued identification and approved NCIC background check and a Western Washington Pheasant License (with odd/even selection). Waterfowl hunters must present your DoDissued identification card, Washington State small game license, State migratory bird vali

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. dation and Federal duck stamp (attached to license and signed across the face). Deer hunters must present DoD-issued identification card, Washington State big game license with archery only deer option and transport tag. Questions may be directed to Michael Bianchi, (360) 257-4024, at the installation Environmental Office. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Community Auditions for WIDT’s 25th Anniversary Production of The Nutcracker For 25 years Whidbey Island Dance Theatre (WIDT) has been creating magic every holiday season in Whidbey Island’s own version of this timeless classical ballet tradition. WIDT is looking for Claire’s extended family to celebrate the holidays in Victorian style; aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents. They also need little mice, rats, butterflies, bumblebees, and forest creatures to accompany Claire through her magical dream-like journey with her prince. Auditions are held Sunday, September 17 between 1:00pm and 4:00pm at Island Dance & Gymnastics in Langley. Children from 6-7 years old start at 1:00pm; ages 8-10 start at 2:00pm; ages 11-15 start at 3:00pm; and 16-106 years old start at 3:30pm. For more information, visit www.widtonline.org, email info@widtonline. org, or call (360) 341-2221. [Submitted by Mark Thrapp, WIDT]

Whidbey Community Chorus Begins Christmas Season 2017 The Whidbey Community Chorus, under the direction of Darren McCoy, invites singers to join the chorus as it prepares for its annual Christmas concerts, “Joy! Near and Far.” The chorus will feature music from around the world that celebrates the season, including favorites like “Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel” and “Masters in This Hall,” and less familiar tunes such as “Salvation Is Created” and “Riu, Riu, Chiu.” Registration will be held September 17, at 4:30pm at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor. Due to the already large group, prospective choristers must be present on 9/17. Weekly practices are on Sunday evenings at the Oak Harbor Methodist Church, and concerts are scheduled for December 8 and 10. Individual dues for the season are $35 for adults and $15 for high school/college students, payable at registration. Women are required to purchase a chorus blouse for $60. Call Kay at (360) 678-4148 for more information or visit the chorus website at https://sites.google.com/ site/whidbeycommunitychorus/home. [Submitted by Kay Foss]

Marine Gasoline and Diesel Engine Systems Training for Industry Hosted at Skagit Valley College The Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology and the Marine Maintenance Technology Program at Skagit Valley College recently hosted two three-day American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) courses in Anacortes: Marine Gasoline Engine Systems, July 19-21; and Marine Diesel Engine Systems, August 23-25. Skagit Valley College is a member of the ABYC Marine League of Schools, a consortium of 12 post-secondary marine technology education and training programs teaching to ABYC standards. Thirty-three industry professionals from Washington, Oregon, California, Florida, New York and Rhode Island attended the two classes, and plans are underway to host additional classes during summer 2018. Hosting a course specifically tailored to industry needs not only benefits the industry member, but increases awareness of the education and training provided at the community and technical college level to meet industry needs. “Providing a learning platform for our industry partners helps build new industry connections, as well as serving

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a direct need of industry for technical incumbent worker education and training,” said Ann Avary director of the Center of Excellence and current Chair of the Marine League of Schools.

the sacrifices of other military personnel so he offers a 10% military discount. Also, not to be forgotten, seniors (65 or older) receive a 5% discount if not military.

For more information about SVC’s Marine Maintenance Technology program, visit www. skagit.edu/marine

Coupeville Security Innovations, your local Coupeville locksmith, now providing quality service close to your office and home:

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Residential and Commercial Services CSI Locksmith provides quality mobile services for safes, cabinets and doors. Key duplication, new lock installation, rekeying existing locks and lockout services.

Local Business News Coupeville Security Innovations Locksmith Services Coupeville Security Innovations (CSI Locksmith), is a new mobile locksmith service owned by Coupeville resident and military veteran, Wayne Funk. He and his wife, Deborah, have been coming to the island since 2006, getting ready for a third career and to settle down in Coupeville. They made the move in January of this year and are happy to be able to serve the community. Joining the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce has introduced Wayne to many of the good people serving this great community. Wayne brings 6 years of experience to serve not only the residents of Coupeville, but all of Whidbey Island. From vehicle and residential lockouts to installing or rekeying security hardware, he is your local go to guy. Born and raised in the PNW Wayne lived on Mercer Island and San Juan Island, so it only seems right to end up on Whidbey Island where his father, Phillip Funk, was raised. This branch of the Funk family can be traced back to Fred C. Funk, two term Mayor of Langley and owner of the Funk Mercantile in the early 1900s. Wayne joined the Coast Guard where he served for 10 years. He later joined the Coast Guard Reserves to finish out his career with a total of 31 ½ years, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer (W-3). Being a veteran himself, Wayne appreciates

Automobile Locksmith Services CSI Locksmith provides key duplication and key cut from original code for non-transponder equipped keys and lockouts. For more information, contact CSI Locksmith at (360) 929-7070.

NWIRC to Host Angel Investment Fund Bootcamp for Entrepreneurs October 21 workshop will prep start-up companies for investments Start-up companies in Northwest Washington are invited to apply for a free Bootcamp to held on October 21 at Everett Community College’s AMTEC center. The Bootcamp is sponsored by BECU and hosted by the NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) to provide customized mentorship in developing proposals for Angel investment funding. Many entrepreneurs seeking outside capital investment for the first time are unfamiliar with the process. For many companies, bringing in outside investors is critical for both the capital but also the effective assistance with critical decisions which impact their business for years to come. Despite the overwhelming importance of this step, making the time to complete the necessary and expected materials, preparing for the presentations, identifying the appropriate potential investors and then setting up meetings with those investors, can be next to impossible while simultaneously dealing with the day to day issues of a new and growing business.



“Sandwiched between two cities know for support of entrepreneurs, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. the strength of innovation in the northwest counties of our state is often overlooked. We look forward to assisting our regional startup businesses in securing the investments they need to succeed” said Diane Kamionka, NWIRC Executive Director.

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“BECU applauds the NWIRC for partnering with local investors to bring resources and funding to start-up businesses from Everett to Bellingham, a part of our region where entrepreneurs are underserved. This event will have a long-term positive impact—strong businesses make for stronger communities,” said Rachel Van Noord, BECU’s director of community outreach. The Bootcamp will bring together start-ups ready to start the process of seeking new capital investment, investors active in early-stage companies, mentors and other experienced participants who can assist the entrepreneurs as they get prepared to seek new capital and partners for their businesses. Teams will be paired with qualified mentors prior to the Bootcamp and will receive mentoring throughout the day. Established start-ups companies in Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom, Island, or San Juan counties are eligible to apply. Applications are due by Friday, September 22 and application materials can be found on the NWIRC website at http:// nwirc.com/boot-camp/. NW Innovation Resource Center is a nonprofit organization, founded in 2011. Located in Bellingham, Washington, the NWIRC works in the five counties of NW Washington to help entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators build strategies for success. The NWIRC also has an extensive network of community partners and mentors as part of their unique Just-In-Time MentorshipTM Method. For more information, please visit http://nwirc.com or call (360) 255-7870.

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What’s Going On All entries are listed chronologically, unless there are multiple entries for the same venue or are connected to a specific organization (such as Sno-Isle Libraries) in which case all entries for that venue or organization are listed collectively in chronological order under one heading.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, September 8, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Western Cultured, DawgStar, and Dope 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: Ronnie Nix Friday, September 8, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Ronnie Nix plays solo guitar and a variety of music from all decades. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, September 9, 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.

Annual Church Garage Sale Saturday, September 9, 9:00am-3:00pm Living Hope Church, Coupeville Sale includes household items, glass, furniture, collectibles, tools, plus tons of misc. Money raised goes to youth in the church and our community. Living Hope is located at 105 NE Broadway. For more information, visit www. livinghopeonwhidbey.org

Driftwood Day Saturday, September 9, 11:30am Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Registration begins 11:30am, creating starts at noon, and judging starts at 1:30pm. Using only materials on the beach, enter this fun and creative event.

Military Appreciation Picnic Saturday, September 9, 12:00pm-4:00pm Windjammer Park, Oak Harbor Enjoy free food and drinks, live music, and some family fun! For more information, call (360) 675-3755 or visit www.oakharborchamber.com

Live Music: Skinny Tie Jazz Saturday, September 9, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville P​ laying a blend of jazz standards and not so standards, tunes you grew up with and great tunes you’ve never heard before. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Main Street Market Sunday, September 10, 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.

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, September 14, 9:00am-5:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club. Please register online at www.psbc.org or 1-800-398-7888 for an appointment or as a walk-in. Please remember to bring your ID or Blood Donor card with you! The Lions will have treats and beverages for donors. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

Star Party Friday, September 15, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_ President@outlook.com, or visit www.icas-wa. org.

WIHHA Holistic Health Fair Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-2:00pm Bayview Hall, 5642 Bayview Road, Langley Presented by the Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association and featuring: Acupuncture, Acupressure, Ayurveda, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Feng Shui, Grief Therapy, Massage, Naturopathic Medicine, Reiki, T’ai Chi, Therapeutic Touch, and Yoga Therapy. Admission to this event is free to the public. For more information, contact Lynne Donnelly at (360) 544-8445 or visit www.WIHHA.com.

Jamboree by the Sea Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 SE Catalina Dr. Presented by Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron, this free event includes water safety demonstrations, emergency responders on the water, free vessel safety checks, Dragon Boat rides, music, activities for kids, crabbing instruction and demos, Buccaneer Pirate Ship photo op, and more. For additional information, visit www.dpsps.org

Oktoberfest Saturday, September 16, 2:00pm-10:00pm Downtown Oak Harbor, Pioneer Way Live music, beer garden, food, and shopping. Enjoy this free admission event! For more information, visit www.oakharbormainstreet. com

Combatting Carbon Chaos: The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy Solution Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 525, Freeland Sameer Ranade will describe an exciting ballot proposal which is endorsed by more than 150 Washington State based labor, environmental and religious organizations. Also presenting will be representatives of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby and the Greening Congregations Collaborative. For more information, visit http://jobscleanenergywa.com/about-the-alliance-for-jobs-and-clean-energy/

Children’s Day Festival Saturday, September 23, 10:00am-2:00pm Community Park, Langley Bounce houses, entertainment, 30 + exciting and interactive booths and a free lunch. All provided at no cost, courtesy of local organizations and businesses that support children and their families. For more information, visit www. swparks.org

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

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free WIHHA Presents: Sound Healing Thursday, September 7, 4:00pm-6:00pm Freeland Library All life is in a continuous state of vibration, and

each cell within our body vibrates at a specific frequency. Join Janie Keilwitz, MN, BSN, RN, for an informative presentation and demonstration on how the combined use of sound vibration and principals of Chinese medicine can help alleviate physical, mental, and emotional issues within the body. Everyone is welcome. For more information on WIHHA visit www.wihha.com. Giant Used Book Sale Friday, September 8, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday, September 9, 9:00am-5:00pm Oak Harbor Library Thousands of gently used children’s and adult books, DVDs and CDs available at bargain prices, on sale by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All proceeds benefit the library. 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. Write Now: A Simple But Strong Structure Saturday, September 9, 10:30am-12:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Fairy tales and contemporary fiction and nonfiction picture books are used as fun examples of simple story structure. Learn about key elements, organization, and the importance of the inciting incident, plot points, and the tension-filled climax. On a handout, follow a simple outline and plug in your story idea or your manuscript’s information. A marketing/ resources handout will also be provided. Space is limited. Please register online at www.snoisle.org or call (360) 341-4280. Ready Readers: Baby Storytime Tuesdays, September 12, 19 & 26, 9:30am Freeland Library Wiggle and giggle with your baby through stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. Playtime follows. For newborns through 18 months. Caregiver required. Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime Tuesdays, September 12, 19 & 26, 10:30am Freeland Library Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Fall Colors on the Mountain Loop Tuesday, September 12, 1:30pm-3:00pm Freeland Library Rugged peaks, deep moist forests and waterfalls beckon the adventurous traveler to the Mountain Loop Scenic Highway. Join Edith Farrell and learn where to find the pageant of fall colors. Everyone is welcome.

Protect Three Key Goals With Life Insurance

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. And “awareness” is an appropriate designation, because many people remain unaware of the many ways in which life insurance can help families meet their key financial goals. Here are three of the biggest of these objectives, as seen through the eyes of a hypothetical couple, Jim and Joan: • Pay off mortgage – Jim and Joan have a 30-year mortgage. If one of them dies well before that mortgage is paid off, could the other one afford to keep making payments to remain in the house with the children? It might be quite difficult – many families absolutely need two incomes to pay a mortgage, along with all the other costs of living. At the very least, the death of either Jim or Joan would likely put an enormous financial strain on the surviving spouse. But with the proceeds of a life insurance policy, the survivor could continue making the house payments – or possibly even pay the mortgage off completely, depending on the size of the policy and other financial considerations. • Educate children – Higher education is important to Jim and Joan, and they’d like to see both of their young children eventually go to college. Of course, college is expensive: For the 2016-17 school year, the average cost (tuition, fees, room and board) was about $20,000 for in-state students at public universities and more than $45,000 for private schools, according to the College Board. And these costs are likely to continue climbing. Jim and Joan have started putting money away in a tax-advantaged 529 savings plan, but if something were to happen to one of them, the surviving spouse might be hard pressed to continue these savings at the same level – or at any level. But the proceeds of a life insurance death benefit could be enough to fund some, or perhaps all, of the college costs for Jim and Joan’s children. • Provide for family’s future – Jim and Joan's future income is their most valuable asset as they continue working. However, an unexpected death could leave this dual-income family with a single income that may not cover all financial obligations and retirement contributions – or even preserve the family's current lifestyle. Life insurance could help cover these needs. Plus, the death benefit to the family may be tax-free. Clearly, a life insurance policy could allow Jim or Joan to continue on with life, despite, of course, the devastating emotional loss of a partner. But how much insurance should they own? You might read that most people need a death benefit of seven to 10 times their annual income. This might be a good starting point, but everyone’s situation is different. You should consider all factors – including liabilities, income replacement, final expenses and education – to get an accurate picture of how much insurance is appropriate. A financial professional can help you with this calculation. During Life Insurance Awareness Month, take some to time review your insurance situation. You may already have some life insurance, but it’s a good idea to review your coverage to make certain the amount and type of insurance is still appropriate for your needs. As we’ve seen, the right coverage can make a huge difference in the lives of your loved ones. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Explore the History of NAS Whidbey Island Tuesday, September 12, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library Join author William R. Stein and PBY Naval Air Museum president Wil Shellenberger for a multimedia presentation on the history of NAS Whidbey Island, just in time to celebrate its 75th anniversary. For adults. Clinton Book Group: Little Paris Bookshop Wednesday, September 13, 10:00am-11:00am Clinton Library

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ATLANTIC SALMON DANGER? By now you have probably heard or read about the unfortunate collapse of a floating salmon rearing net pen located on the east side of Cypress Island, sometimes known as Deepwater Bay or Secret Harbor in the Puget Sound. This single pen contained approximately 300,000 adult Atlantic salmon, and depending on the reporting source, between 6,000 and the entire 300,000 escaped into the surrounding waters. Since their escape, the rumors and speculations by groups like the Wild Fish Conservancy, who filed lawsuits against the state of Washington to stop the healthy production of hatchery steelhead, are running wild. Everything from all the pacific salmon will contract “yellow mouth,” which is water born and treatable bacteria, to "the Atlantic salmon are going to eat all of the baby Pacific salmon." Other representatives do not want these fish entering the rivers affecting the Chinook salmon, which they remind us are under the protection of the Federal Endangered Species Act, but these same groups are allowed to gillnet these adult spawn ready federally protected fish……….? Other statements to the public are we should not eat these fish. The sole purpose of raising these fish was to help meet the human demand for salmon and reduce the pressure on the wild stocks, not cat food. The state and WDFW did not put out an emergency notice to avoid these 10 to 12 pound fish; it was just the opposite, catch all we can was reported. I personally know someone who has eaten some of these fish and they said it was delicious, no problems with the flesh. If nothing else, pressure-can these fish. Done properly, a quality made pressure cooker kept at 12 psi for 100 minutes should put any bacterial concerns to rest. They are considering these escaped fish a “pollutant.” I disagree. Insecticides, oil spills, plastic and synthetic fibers, soaps, fertilizers, factory hot water discharge, and last but not least, radioactive leaks and waste including the Fukushima nuclear cooling water leaking into the Pacific Ocean, these are what I consider pollutants, which has, and will do more damage to our Pacific species than this isolated trouble. This non indigenous salmon containment failure should by no means go unnoticed or unreported, but I think the event is an unfortunate "recoverable mistake” and not to be used as political

leverage and misdirected intentions. My passion and love for the Pacific Salmon is no less than the groups mentioned above, but to me the state of Washington has much older salmon management issues to resolve before putting this near the top. Go fish! Take this as an opportunity to catch an Atlantic salmon, or maybe you’ve set your sights on a salmon species grand slam, this is a rare chance to include the Atlantic fish. The fish reports I’ve gotten from people say despite them being pen raised, these fish are hard fighting and will surprise you at first with their pulling ability and staying power. Many of them will be surfacing and jumping, but I understand not all are biting as if it were a feeding frenzy. Target the surfacing schools with spinners, buzz bombs, and darts, silver or chrome has been working for some fishermen. If these lures are not working, here is an idea; since these fish are normally fed a pellet type food, why wouldn’t a terminal rig made as follows work? Use a 1/0 hook and a small piece of sponge saturated with Berkley power chow or power bait on 30 inches of 20 pound test leader attached to a barrel swivel. Then thread a ½ oz egg sinker up the mainline as a slide weight and toss this rig at the jumpers, letting it sink among them. It should trigger a strike. Law enforcement will be holding us accountable to normal salmon rules, fishing in open areas, using pinched barbs on our hooks. There is a quick “You Tube" video produced by the WDFW entitled “Catching escaped Atlantic salmon in Puget Sound.” This short video gives a first hand on-site look and examples of what is going on near the escape pen. Marine Area 7 is still producing some kings, and a few coho have been caught from shore in area 9. Most of the salmon fishing areas will be closed as of September 4, along with the seasonal trout lakes and some crabbing spots, so check the regulations and web site for current information. This has been a challenging summer for fishing and the adjustments we've made, however painful, will make us better fishermen in the future. Remember to rinse your reels, concentrating on the spooled line and all other gear with fresh water after fishing the salt. Here is my e-mail, tlfishmonger@g-mail.com Good luck out there!


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Literature & Laughter Book Group: “The Lacuna” Wednesday, September 13, 6:15pm-7:45pm Coupeville Library Join us for a discussion of “The Lacuna” by Barbara Kingsolver. All are welcome! Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Dancing at the Rascal Fair” Thursday, September 14, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Ivan Doig’s “Dancing at the Rascal Fair,” an authentic saga of the American experience at the turn of this century and a passionate portrayal of the immigrants who dared to try new lives in the imposing Rocky Mountains. For adults. Ready Readers: Toddler Storytime Thursdays, September 14, 21 & 28, 9:30am Coupeville Library


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Bring a dish and a friend for our annual business meeting. Join this “can do” group for food, fellowship and fun! Stories With Sonie Friday, September 15, 4:00pm-5:30pm Coupeville Library Read aloud to Sonie, a patient listener and certified therapy dog. Reading aloud improves children’s reading skills and confidence, and reading to a therapy dog is a fun way to encourage reading practice. Pre-readers and independent readers are welcome. Caregiver required. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library.

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 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.

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious 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.

Unity of Whidbey 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: Deborah Francis Meet the Artist: Wednesday, September 27, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Artist Deborah Francis will be demonstrating tools and techniques she uses in creating her art jewelry. Polymer clay and a variety of metals are her materials of choice. Her joy comes from assembling contrasting textures, colors and shapes in interesting combinations and experimenting with different configurations until the composition resonates.

Islands of Water and Color Show continues through October UUCWI Art Gallery, Freeland Local artist Codie Carman shares a collection of her playful and engaging watercolor scenes of island life. This collection of island scenes spans the full spectrum from the tropical to the Pacific Northwest. UUCWI is located at 20103 SR 525. The gallery is located in the building’s entrance foyer. Phone (360) 321-8656

Meetings & Organizations Greenbank Garden Club Thursday, September 7, 9:30am Greenbank Progressive Club Doors open at 9:30am for refreshments and social time followed by a brief meeting starting promptly at 10:00am. Our speaker is Tobey Nelson of Events and Designs, she will show us how to do lovely arrangements with our Autumn flowers from our gardens. Greenbank Progressive Club is located on the corner of Bakken and Firehouse Roads.

AAUW Whidbey Island Branch Saturday, September 9, 9:30am First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Whidbey Island Branch will hold its first meeting of the year. The girls we sponsored for Tech Trek at PLU in July will speak about their experience. Please bring a dish to share. For further information, contact Faye Lovvorn at flovvorn@comcast.net or Elree Harris at elree64@gmail.com.

North Sound Writers Group Monday, September 11, 10:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library, 5495 S Harbor Ave. 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 WHAT'S GOING ON

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Photo Courtesy of Lisa Root The “Running of the Bols” is just one of several children’s games that will take place during the Whidbey Island Kite Festival on Sept. 16 -17 at Camp Casey.

Kite fliers and fans to converge on Camp Casey By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly It is an airborne ballet of color and movement, grace and skill.

flying. The rest is history and a huge bank account,” she laughed.

It is the 17th annual Whidbey Island Kite Festival, coming to Camp Casey Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17. The event is put on by the Whidbey Island Kite Festival Association and the Whidbey Island Kite Fliers and features competitions, lessons, demonstrations and fun for all ages.

The kite flying community on Whidbey is quite large. The Whidbey Island Kite Fliers club has more than 30 members from on and off the island. The group gets together at least once a month to fly and there are several teams within the club that participate in competitions.

It turns out there is far more to flying a kite than the tissuepaper covered, diamond-shaped contraptions with yards of tangled string many may remember from their youth. These are single-line, double-line, even quadruple-line structures of various shapes and sizes that require practice and skill to control.

A big draw to the annual Kite Festival is the Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships, which is sanctioned by the American Kite Association and considered one of the premier sport kite competitions in the Pacific Northwest. It draws fliers from Oregon, California and Canada.

“I was taken with all the colors,” said Leslie Christian, who has been flying for about a year and a half. “The sky was just full. The competitions were set to music, which struck me. I was taken in by that.” “I bought my husband a kite several years ago,” said Lisa Root, co-chairman of the Kite Festival Association. “It was a dual line kite, and we both became interested in

“The music and routines are quite intricate,” said Norvin “Stan” Stanley, who has been flying for about seven years. “It’s really neat when you stand shoulder to shoulder with other fliers.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Lisa Root, Norvin “Stan” Stanley and Leslie Christian will be at Camp Casey Sept. 16-17 for the 17th annual Whidbey Island Kite Festival.

Stanley started flying with two-line kites but has moved onto quad-line kites which have four lines and two handles.

Fliers often hone their skills at Fort Casey, which can sometimes draw a lot of interest.

“It looks simple, but it’s not,” he said. “It takes practice. But you have more control and you can fly in teams.”

“We’ll be practicing out at Fort Casey because there’s a large area, and the next thing you know we turn around and see we have a big crowd behind us, watching,” said Stanley. Christian will be flying in the indoor – yes, indoor- competition, to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Coupeville High School Gym. “I was enthralled when I heard there was an indoor competition,” she said. “I was curious, then when I saw it, I was taken in by the little gossamer kites with the routines set to music. “It’s like dancing with a kite,” Christian continued. “You sail against the ambient air and use the movements of your body to fly. It’s fun. It’s good exercise and I find it mildly aerobic.” Root said she will not be competing this year and is looking forward to being able to relax a little. “I’m really looking forward to sharing and meeting new flyers,” she said. There are plenty of activities planned for the festival. Registration opens at 9 a.m. each day and the sport kite competition begins at 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will be kite games - like the “running of the bols” - for children at noon both days and kitemaking for kids will be offered each day at noon and again at 1:30 p.m. The popular Teddy Bear Drop for children under 10 will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The event will also feature mass ascensions each day, where everyone will fly a specified type of kite at the same time.

Photo Courtesy of Lisa Root As many as 2,500 people will converge on Camp Casey Sept. 16-17 for the annual Whidbey Island Kite Festival, which will feature competition, instruction and fun for all ages.

There will also be a raffle and the Coupeville Lions Club will be selling hot dogs and drinks. There is also a suggested donation of $1 per vehicle for parking, which is being handled by the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club. A more detailed schedule of events can be found online at www.whidbeykitefestival.org. There is no cost to attend unless you are competing. “Bring a kite and come to fly – or watch,” said Root.

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

FLYING HIGH WITH LIGHT AS AIR FARE! I know fall is very nearly here and often the season is associated with foods which are hearty and filling. Thick and creamy soups and stews, fluffy mashed potatoes with butter and garlic salt, and all kinds of chili for example. But who says hearty means heavy on the gut? I don’t know about you, but sometimes a meal rich in flavor can leave a heavy feeling in my belly. Not that I don’t enjoy richly flavored food, mind you, but it would be great if I could enjoy the same flavors, and similar dishes – only, lighter versions of them. Is there a way to do that? Of course there is! And of course it might be relative to each person, but I happen to believe there are ways in which we can put our creative side to the test and turn out our favorite meals in lighter ways and still keep them as tasty as they ever were! One of my favorite (one of the innumerable many) dishes to prepare is mashed potatoes. Not only can the traditional kind be made in a wealth of ways, but its lighter forms too, are countless. From time to time it can be a very nice change, indeed, to use cauliflower in lieu of potatoes as a mashed side dish. I know, unconventional, but very delicious. After cleaning a head of cauliflower and boiling in a pot of water with salt for 25 minutes or until tender, you find


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yourself with the backbone of this tasty dish. You can then cut the cauliflower (if you didn’t do this before boiling it) into chunks (wait till it cools, please) and put into a food processor with a teaspoon of minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste, a dollop of sour cream, two teaspoons of butter and a handful of fresh parsley. Add a little parmesan cheese for that something extra and blitz away until it’s smooth and creamy. Top with chopped green onions, and serve alongside your favorite main dish! There’s no skimping on flavor with this mealtime favorite, that’s for sure! And if you’re still kind of looking for the root vegetable mash, you could always opt for mashed carrots, or mashed carrots AND parsnips. Both are equally yummy, and what’s even better is you can make this side either sweet or savory! All you need are a few large carrots, an equal amount of large parsnips, cut into one inch cubes and laid out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 375° F for about 25 minutes or until the carrots and parsnips are tender. Then using a blender, food processor or muscle power, blitz or mash with a quarter cup of vegetable broth. Add salt and pepper to taste, or your favorite herb and there you have it! Light and airy, fluffy mash with a lower GI (glycemic index) number than traditional potatoes – if that’s important to you. Again, there’s no need to cut corners on the flavor. You can have the best of both worlds


here – palatability AND lightness! And if it’s the sweetened version you’re after, then all you need to do is boil your sliced carrots until they are very, very soft, drain off the excess water and mash. Add into the mash a couple tablespoons of honey, a sprinkle of salt, a tablespoon of butter, a quarter teaspoon of cinnamon and a small squeeze of lemon juice – about a teaspoon full. This particular version is an excellent thanksgiving side dish and while it might still be a little way off, it’s never too early to start finding new and exciting recipes! I know our temperatures will be cooling down (albeit slowly) over the next week and for this reason I always find it appropriate to talk about soups. So while the weather is still wonderful and warm it could be really lovely to make a light soup. With the last weeks of summer stretching their fingers out as long into the year as they can, let's grab hold of them and enjoy seasonal fare, yes? How about a light lemon chicken and orzo soup? This recipe is absolutely magnificent. I’ve tried it only once before, and I don’t know why I haven’t made it again since! Likely because I’ve been trying out so many other recipes I forgot about it. With fresh ingredients such as carrots and celery, thyme, tarragon and lemon juice, the very essence of this soup makes a light summer statement. I am including the link for this recipe at the end of the article and I really hope you find it as refreshing and filling as I do! Now, life would not be complete without a little dessert to finish off with right? But how can we incorporate that saccharinity into light food and still ensure it's delectable? With careful perusal of recipe books, boxes and websites, that’s how! I am here to do this for you, and I found so many fantastic looking and sounding desserts that are no-fuss at all, how could I pick just one? There was fruit fluff salad, meringue cookies, Greek yogurt chocolate mousse and even frozen Greek yogurt fun ‘bars’ – which isn’t exactly what you might be thinking. Kids have a blast with this and all you need to do is mix their favorite flavor of Greek yogurt in a large bowl and freeze, stirring intermittently during an approximately 4 hour period. But this isn't the best part. Preparing the ‘bar’ (not a cookie bar, now) - a length of table rather, with options such as chopped

nuts and seeds (think pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, cashews), sliced and diced fruit like strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, raspberries, blackberries, mango and peaches and then the kid approved candy favorites; M & M’s, chopped up Twix or Butterfinger bars and, of course the gummy bears! Place all of these in individual serving receptacles along the ‘bar,’ insert a spoon in each, and let the fun begin! Dear readers, I hope you enjoy the wonderful weather and what better way to do it than with a healthy helping of something light in the food line. Get creative, let your imagination run wild – see where it takes you and most of all have fun! I’m including a recipe for Greek yogurt key lime pies – and don’t worry, they’re no bake versions! If you try them, let me know what you think and please send any and all comments, questions, information and definitely recipes you wish to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com, because as always I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Greek Yogurt Key Lime Pies 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt 5 Tablespoons honey ½ cup lime juice 8 oz softened cream cheese 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 tablespoon lime zest (optional) Crust 10 – 12 graham crackers 2 tablespoons butter, melted Crush the graham crackers in a Ziploc bag by hand or use a food processor. Transfer to a small bowl, add melted butter and mix well. Press this into small ramekins to form the base. In a separate bowl, mix together cream cheese, Greek yogurt, honey, vanilla and lime juice. Blend thoroughly until completely mixed and totally smooth. Pour into ramekins on top of crust, top each with lime zest, and chill for an hour in the refrigerator. Serve and enjoy! www.closetcooking.com/2016/01/lemonchicken-orzo-soup To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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are after. Once you have that, everything else falls neatly into place. The magic of the 12th comes of relating to people as you truly are, not who you think they want you to be.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Get ready to see things you thought you’d never see. A happy chain of circumstance is aligning for you this week, opening the way to cherished possibilities becoming firm realities. The undreamed of can manifest, and hoped-for outcomes as well. Look for a merger between elements that clashed before. The end result is greater freedom to be the person you were meant to be. The action on the 12th is likely to be fast and furious. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Your resistance to all the prodding you’ve endured from people who wish you would move faster pays off this week. Nothing happens before its time, and in many cases the time for you is now. Watch for those same prodding people to suddenly and inexplicably align with you and come to agreement. They weren’t being purposely contrary. It’s only that they are subject to timing, too. The 12th sees a meshing between you and them. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Never mind the many trials and tribulations you’ve been dealt over the course of the year. All of that can be erased and forgotten this week as more genial and cooperative circumstances come into play. It’s a great time for working with others for your mutual benefit. Just make sure all the elements in play are clearly understood and agreed to. Whatever you’re about on the 12th will be done with an added element of class. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Tangible assets you hold are your primary focus this week. Think first of your wallet and its contents, but consider also the family and close friends that comprise your network of support. They are among your greatest assets and the ones you’d miss most of all if they were not there. Siblings in particular are likely to play pivotal roles on the 12th, helping you to realize some crucial success or achievement. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your prime concern this week revolves around the means of your material well-being and support. You may well end the week richer in some regard than you started it. Money is a possibility here, but a happier and more secure life is the central issue, in whatever way that should happen for you. More cordial relations with those best positioned to advance you are probable. Watch the 12th for developments. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) This is your week to say what you mean and mean what you say. Doing so will earn you the trust of people who might not otherwise be willing to listen. The meeting of the minds that comes of your refreshing honesty is what you

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) An opportunity that seems too good to pass up is a distinct possibility this week. In that case, your sense of reason and perspective regarding money and expenditures may abandon you in the heat of the moment. Someone close to you, an older sibling, perhaps, plays a role here. The end result may be spending in ways that that you wouldn’t normally. Brace yourself for a convincing sales pitch on the 12th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Opportunity knocks for you or someone close to you this week, probably in a way that appeals to your dignity and sense of tradition. When it does, you may be sure that with the opportunity come associated expenses, at least some of which must be borne directly by you. Whether that is a good thing is for you to decide at the time. Watch for events on the 12th to help you make the right decision. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Needed insight into a situation that has long puzzled you is a likely part of your week. The understanding gained promises to be more than just intellectually satisfying. Tangible benefits of some sort are reasonable to expect, with recognition for past accomplishments or even monetary reward among the possibilities. Events directly or indirectly related unfold with relative ease on the 12th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your progress in directions leading to greater personal freedom should be very apparent this week. Though at times it may seem that you’re getting nowhere, your strides have been great. That fact is likely to become obvious in the way events unfold. Obstacles that you may not have recognized as such may appear, always the first step toward their removal. Developments on the 12th are important. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Events this week come with a happy flavor of self-renewal, possibly the result of a favorable outcome to a competition in which you’re engaged. The changing financial circumstances of someone close appear directly or indirectly related. A sudden transformation of your personal picture is the inevitable result. Key developments unfold with deceptive ease on the 12th. Watch for clues. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Security this week is in proportion to your capacity to think outside the box. Also important is your willingness to voice your thoughts and act on them directly. It’s unlikely that you’ll have time to give this much thought. Events promise to unfold too quickly, but no need to worry, they’ll lead in the direction you need to go. Look for the key player in your scenario to appear on the 12th. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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Photo Courtesy of Washington State Ferries An artist’s rendering of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal shows the new terminal building and holding lanes.

Work begins on new Mukilteo ferry terminal By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

creosote-coated pilings. The history of the location dates back much farther than the tank farm, however, and in choosing the site, the state worked closely with the Tulalip Tribe.

Work is finally underway on a new Mukilteo ferry terminal, a much-anticipated project that officials say will be of great benefit to Whidbey Island and the region.

“There’s an extreme amount of cultural significance in today’s site and the project as a whole,” Scarton said. “In 1855, the tribes from around the Puget Sound region gathered here to sign the Point Elliot Treaty. Today we’re celebrating not just the original signing of that treaty, but the collaboration that has grown stronger over the years between the state and the tribes and the community.”

Representatives of Washington State Ferries, the Department of Transportation, Sound Transit, and the Tulalip Tribe, along with local, county, state and federal elected officials gathered last week at the site of the new terminal, which is expected to be completed in 2019. “What a stellar day,” Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson told the modest crowd. “Island County has a relationship with this terminal that punctuates our lives in ways that might be unusual for those who live on the mainland. Some of us take that ferry every day – there’s many, many commuters that take advantage of the connections that will be so much better-enhanced by this new location.” The Clinton/Mukilteo route is the busiest in the WSF system, moving more than two million vehicles and four million riders annually. The current terminal in Mukilteo has not seen any major renovations since the 1980s. The $139 million project has been in the works for more than a decade. “Today’s launch of construction has been a long time in the making,” said U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, a senior member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. “It’s an important investment in our infrastructure, and as I’ve said many times in the past, in Washington state, transportation means jobs. We can’t have a Big League economy with Little League infrastructure.” “We will now have a much more seamless

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Elected officials, state Department of Transportation personnel and tribal leaders donned hardhats and used golden shovels to add dirt to the site of what will be the new Mukilteo ferry terminal during a ceremony marking the kickoff of construction.

connection for the passengers arriving here in Mukilteo,” said Assistant Secretary for WSF, Amy Scarton. “When they arrive, they can hop on the train, the bus, they can take that bike they maybe brought on board with them and head into town, they can continue on in their van pool or their car pool down into work. So really this is about multimodal collaboration as well as community collaboration.” “Whidbey Island is totally dependent on the state’s transportation infrastructure,” Price Johnson said. “The Mukilteo terminal is the busiest in the state, so those added connections are vital for Island County – for our communities, our businesses and our families.” Improving traffic flow and increasing pedestrian safety are two of the main goals of the new terminal, according to Scarton. “The ferry terminal will be seismically sound,

very important for our region,” she said. “It will allow passengers to move much more safely and efficiently from the ferry into the community. “We’re building a new road. We’re going to have a new intersection,” Scarton continued. “We’re going to have a safer place for ferry loading and drop off and passenger access.” The project includes new passenger, maintenance and supervisor buildings, four new toll booths, a new signalized intersection and an expanded vehicle holding area to help reduce congestion on SR 525. It will feature overhead passenger loading and the new terminal will be located near the Sounder Commuter Rail Station. The new terminal is less than half a mile from the current loading dock and will be built on the site of a former U.S. Air Force tank farm. The tank farm pier has already been removed, eliminating thousands of toxic,

“This is truly a remarkable milestone,” said Marie Zackuse, chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes’ board of directors. “After years of discussion and planning we are finally here to celebrate the ground breaking of the new Mukilteo ferry terminal. It is a necessary improvement and will serve our region well. “Today the Tulalip Tribes partner with our neighbors and the region to ensure a common path forward for the benefit of all of our communities,” she continued. The celebration ended not with a traditional ground breaking, but a ground-filling, as Scarton called it, with speakers donning white hardhats and flinging dirt onto the ground with golden shovels. “As part of the project we are bringing in 50,000 cubic yards of new soil onto the site,” Scarton said. “So it really is a new beginning, from the ground up.” Information on the Mukilteo ferry terminal project can be found online at www.wsdot. wa.gov/Projects/Ferries/mukilteoterminal/ multimodal/.

Nature’s Art Gallery: Driftwood Day Photos by Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly A unique art presentation will be on display on the shores of Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor on Saturday, Sept. 9. The annual Driftwood Day competition encourages anyone interested in creating a non-permanent, natural work of art to come to the west side of Windjammer Park to participate. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and creating begins at noon. Using only materials discovered on the beach that day, contestants create driftwood sculptures. There is no fee to participate and the goal is simply to enjoy the day and have fun. Contestants are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and then watch the tide reclaim the sculptures later. While this is a friendly competition, it is still a contest. Handmade trophies in keeping with the Driftwood Day theme are passed out after the judging is complete. This year’s artist consultant and judge is Kevin Pettelle of Soul in Bronze Sculpture Studio, Sultan, Wash. The event is sponsored by the Oak Harbor Arts Commission.

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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.) 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 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) The Glass Castle: Of all the glut of navelgazing memoirs out there, Jeannette Walls’ heart-wrenching story of her hardscrabble upbringing is far and away one of the best. A movie cannot possibly do it justice, and lo, this movie does not.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 7 min.) The Hitman’s Bodyguard: This movie comes with the tagline “Get triggered.” Ugh forever. Go see anything else instead.  (R • 1 hr. 51 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.)


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Life Tributes TIMOTHY LEE TREASE Timothy Lee Trease was born July 20, 1967 and passed away peacefully Monday, August 28, 2017 surrounded by family after a five-month battle with cancer in Oak Harbor, WA, at the age of 50. Tim was born to Larry and Gail (McKissick) Trease in Hawthorne, NV. A native Nevadan, he lived in Tuscarora, Wadsworth, Fernley, Tonopah, Fallon, Sparks, and Elko with brief residencies in Boise, ID; and Sandy, UT. Tim attended Elko Grammar School #2 and Elko High School, then went on to graduate from Sparks High School in 1986. After graduation, Tim enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and served from 1986 through 1990, which included time in California and Southeast Asia: Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Island of Borneo. Tim continued his service to our nation as a member of the Army Reserve and Utah Army National Guard from 1991 through 1995. Tim believed in the value of education and worked hard to earn his degrees to help him achieve his career goals. Tim obtained his Associate of Arts from Western Nevada College; Associate of Biological Sciences from Western Nevada College; Bachelor’s Degree with a major in Biology/Communications and a minor in Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno; Master Certificate in Project Management from Villanova University; and a Master of Science Degree in Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he graduated with a medal of distinction (4.0 GPA) in his graduating class. Tim began his career on the Tonopah Test Site as a Smokey Sam technician—firing rockets as visual cues to aircraft when the aircraft engaged with simulated enemy radars. Always one to better himself for his family, Tim applied for and held many different positions with Loral Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, URS, and AECOM. His ultimate career goal was to achieve a contract site manager position on one of the many ranges comprising the Combined Tactical Training Range. After gaining valuable, diversified range experience and completing years of schooling, Tim achieved his career goal in September 2016: becoming the Contract Site Manager for the Pacific Northwest Electronic Warfare Range at Whidbey Island and Pacific Beach, WA. Tim enjoyed outdoor activities (boating, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting) with his friends and family. He loved the stories that came from doing these activities. But most importantly, Tim would like to be remembered for being a good father to his children, a good husband to his wife, a good role model for his community, a good coach for AYSO soccer, and for always treating others with kindness and respect. Tim is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Berg-Trease of Oak Harbor, WA; daughter Britney Grimm and sonin-law Marshall Grimm of Logan, UT; daughters Bailey and Bella Trease of Oak Harbor, WA; sister Jennifer (Mark) Jones of Fallon, NV; brother Chris (Joy Brown) Trease of Columbus, MS. Tim is also survived by his mother-in-law Joanne (Ollerich) Berg of Sioux Falls, SD; Jackie’s sisters, Julianne (Jairo) Berg-Chapparo of Dyer, NV and Jessica (Paul) Preister of Vermillion, SD; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews from both sides of the family. Mostly, Tim is survived by many, many friends who will also forever cherish his memory. Tim was preceded in death by his parents, Larry and Gail (McKissick) Trease; grandparents: Andrew ‘Jack’ and Vera (Cook) Trease, Wallace Bruce and Pauline (Hoody) McKissick; Jackie’s father Roger Berg; Jackie’s grandparents: William and Julia Ollerich, William and Tilly Berg; and many aunts and uncles.

Leshell Vance, MCPO (E-9), USN (Ret), age 60, longtime Coupeville resident, passed away at his home, Thursday, August 24, 2017 with his loving family at his side. Mr. Vance was born in Bessemer, AL, November 5, 1956, to Henry Vance and Martha (Gibbs) Vance. He graduated from high school in Bessemer, and then attended Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1976, and retired at NAS Whidbey with the rank of Master Chief. Leshell married Rosario (Rose) Estrada in the Philippines July 19, 1981, and they came to Oak Harbor in 1983. He graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with his Bachelors of Science in Professional Aeronautical and from Chapman University with his Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems. He had been a member of the Knights of Columbus. Leshell is survived by his loving wife Rose; his two daughters, Roshelle Wright (Dylan) of Portland, OR and Leslie Jane Vance of Burlington, WA; one granddaughter, Sienna Rose Wright; his siblings: Octavia Johnson (Murray) of Shreveport, LA, Vilgil Vance (Jan) of Montgomery, AL, Brenda Vance of Bessemer, AL, Wardell Vance (Shirley) of Nashville, TN; his sister-in-law Carolyn Gibbs of California City, CA; also by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his brothers, Andre Vance and O’Neal Gibbs. Visitation was held Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at Whidbey Memorial Chapel. A Graveside Service took place Thursday, August 31, 2017 at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent with Military Honors under the auspices of NAS Whidbey Honor Guard. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

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Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Monday, September 11, 1:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland The program will be presented by Leland Metzler. His topic is “Organizing Your Electronic Genealogical Documents.” The lecture covers getting your paperwork into an “all electronic” format, filing, accessing, sharing, and backing it all up. Open Forum meets at 11:45am in the Chapel and provides an opportunity to research, explore records and obtain expert assistance from Maureen MacDonald. Questions about our Basic Genealogical Class can be answered at the hospitality table before the program. Member check-in at 12:45pm.

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers (WIGS) Tuesday, September 12, 1:00pm-3:00pm 2720 Heller Road, Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor Jennifer Forman from the Snohomish Library will speak about the Washington State Library Archives, their importance and how to view them. All are welcome to attend. Contact Ruth Hancock at (360) 675-4086 for more information.

A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:00 AM at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Fallon, NV, Rev. Fr. Antonio Quijano, Jr., Celebrant. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com. Anyone wishing to make a donation on behalf of the family may do so in memory of Tim at Navy Federal Credit Union, in the name of Jacqueline Trease.

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Barrie Arnett, 81, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at home, after a short illness. He leaves his wife, Margaret Carpenter Arnett; son, Andrew Carpenter; daughter, Jennifer Koehler; son, Geoffrey Carpenter; son, Colin Carpenter; and three grandchildren. Barrie was born and raised in Seattle, WA. He was educated at Helen Bush School, St. George’s Vancouver, and graduated from Bellevue High School in 1955. He attended the University of Washington for two years before going into the Volkswagen car business in Seattle. In 1957, he married Florence de Rose; they spent most of their married life living aboard sailboats and in 1976, they built a Spencer 52, Saint Clement, in which they sailed to the South Pacific and were gone for 16 months, returning via Alaska. They continued to live aboard at Shilshole Marina, working in Seattle; the summers were spent exploring extensively the northwest coast from British Columbia to Alaska until her death from cancer in 1987. In 1991, he married Margaret Carpenter, bought a house in Magnolia, sold the Spencer 52’ and bought a Spencer 42’ to continue cruising. He said the best thing about his second marriage was he acquired 4 children and three grandchildren in whose lives he took great joy and interest. He was much sought after as a marine surveyor and on the docks because of his wide range of hands-on knowledge and nautical experience. He continued surveying until 2015. In 2003, Barrie & Margaret moved to Shelter Bay, WA and found the perfect place for their retirement years. Barrie was a life member of Seattle Yacht Club, active in many committees, particularly the Acquisition of Outstations. A member of the Cruising Club of America for 27 years, he served as Rear Commodore of the Pacific NW Station in 1998 and 1999. He was very active in HAM radio. He cared very much about his extended family and friends; his quiet strength and adventurous spirit live on in the example of a life well-lived. A private family service was held at Christ Episcopal Church in Anacortes. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeymemorial.com.

Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm Greenbank Hall, Bakken & Firehouse Roads

The program for the evening will be “Making Whidbey a better place through License Plates” presented by Don Meehan, long-time WSU Extension Director, now with Lighthouse Environmental Programs, which he founded in 1995. For more information, please call (360) 678-6630. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call (360) 678-4813.

Friends of the Freeland Library Meeting Tuesday, September 19, 1:00pm-3:00pm Freeland Library Find out what the Friends of the Library do to support the library and how you can get involved. Everyone is welcome!

Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, September 19, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor There will be a short presentation on marine life by Cara Hefflinger. The theme for September is “Selective Focus”. You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@hotmail.com. Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@comcast.net

Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS) Monday, September 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm Hayes Hall, Room 137, SVC, Oak Harbor Anyone interested in astronomy is invited to attend. There will be short presentations on current topics in astronomy and a good time is guaranteed for all! For more information about ICAS or club events, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_President@outlook.com, or visit www. icas-wa.org

PBY Naval Air Museum Wednesday, September 27, 11:30am CPO Club, Oak Harbor Monthly no-host luncheon. The featured speaker will be Lt. Cmdr Rick Morgan, USN (Ret.), a prolific published author on the History of naval aviation warfare. The public is invited to this event. The CPO Club is located at 1080 Ault Field Rd. Call (360) 240-9500 for directions and more information.

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.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous Every Day, 12:00pm & 8:00pm 432 2nd Street, Langley For more information, call (360) 221-2070

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.

Debtors Anonymous Every Sunday, 6:00pm WGH Board Room, Coupeville If you are having problems with money and debt and think that you may be a compulsive debtor, the program of Debtors Anonymous can help you. No situation is hopeless. Find the solution that leads to solvency and serenity. Debtors Anonymous is a 12-step program based upon the 12-steps first developed and used by Alcoholics Anonymous. Call (515) 451-3749 for directions to location or for more information.

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.

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17 SEPTEMBER 7 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. 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.

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.

Parkinson’s Support Group First Friday, 1:00pm Cherry Hill Club House, Oak Harbor Second Tuesday, 10:00am Bayview Senior Center, Langley

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DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Thursday, September 14, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required, 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.

NRA Personal Protection in the Home Class Friday, September 15, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, September 16, 8:00am-6:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $35, includes a book This class builds on skills already gained in other shooting classes and shooting styles, which the student must be able to show documentation or competency. The class also gives a thorough legal brief on the provisions of law pertaining to the ownership and use of a firearm. Defensive shooting skills are emphasized in this class. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range, located at 886 Gun Club Road, off Oak Harbor Road.

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For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at (360) 675-8397 or email NWSA.Training@gmail.com. More info can be found at www.northwhidbeysportsmen.org.

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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

Getting Ready for Medicare Thursday, September 7, 1:00pm South Whidbey Senior Center, Langley Saturday, September 16, 10:00am Oak Harbor Senior Center This seminar is intended to help people who will be going on Medicare in the next 6 months and/or who want to know more about Medicare. It is presented by SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisers) volunteers. Information will be provided on the “basic” Medicare benefits as well as the options for additional insurance(s). Medicare parts A and B will be discussed. The differences between “Medigap” (supplemental) insurance and the various Advantage plans available on Whidbey Island will also be covered. This includes the benefits and rates. Information about various drug plan options will be included. If you want help with your drug plan, bring a detailed list of your drugs. Counselors will be available for to answer brief questions following the seminar.

“The Cosmic Oracle: Practice Higher Intuition Techniques” Friday, September 8, 6:30pm-8:45pm Llynya’s Crystals, Gifts & Healing, 1679 Main St., Freeland Like a “Mini” Psychic Faire class at Llynya’s

Saturday, September 16, 12:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required, 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.

Septic 101 & 201 Combo Class Thursday, September 21, 5:00pm-8:00pm Nordic Lodge, 62 Jacobs Road, Coupeville Septic Systems need TLC. Take Septic 101 to learn how to live with your system and avoid costly repairs. If you have a gravity or conventional pressure system, stay for Septic 201 and you could become certified to inspect your own system. Both classes are free but there is a $28 certification fee (cash or check). Please register online at www.islandcountyseptictraining.com or call (360) 678-7914.

Merry & Bright Christmas Card Making Party Sunday, September 24, 1:00pm-4:00pm Everything you need will be provided to create 12 cards including the kit, adhesive, fun & guidance. Pre-register for $25 by September 10 or $30 at the door as space is available. That’s just over $2. a card allowing you to impress your special friends & family with a card handmade by you! Contact Nancy Cunningham, Creative Memories Advisor at (808) 779-8280 or picsonapage@gmail.com

Quality of Life SeminarRetirement Planning Seminar Wednesday, September 27, 12:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Lunch, 12:00pm; Seminar starts at 1:00pm What do these questions have to do with retirement planning? Who will change my light bulbs? How will I get an ice cream cone? Who will I have lunch with? A lot more than you think. Found out how the answers to these questions can actually predict how rich and satisfying your retirement years will be. The event is free, please bring a friend. Please RSVP for lunch by calling Deirdre Fairfax (360) 678-6580. Hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Chris Renfro.



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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! Thursday, Aug. 3 4:56 am, Harold Pl. Reporting party advising he was leaving for work, saw 2 people laying in the ditch, dressed in complete black, when he drove by they got up and ran. 11:03 am, Beachwood Dr. Caller reporting subject calls him names every time he drives or walks by location, says he wants to fight reporting party. Unknown weapons. Last incident occurred 5 minutes ago. 12:49 pm, NE Camano Dr. Caller reporting a grey vehicle cut him off an hour ago near location and then threw something out their window and it got on reporting party's car. Caller requesting phone call - “I either want someone to talk to him or I'll find him.” 12:55 pm, NE Camano Dr. Subject detained for shoplifting not being a problem right now; states subject stole some steaks, is a repeat offender they have been trying to catch for a month. 4:04 pm, West Beach Rd. Two horses running north on West Beach Rd. Unknown where they belong. 4:22 pm, Wells Way Reporting party requesting call to know whether or not it is okay to use a .22 to shoot rats on reporting party's property. 6:03 pm, West Beach Rd. Caller advising there are two goats in road on West Beach. Caller stopped and is trying to keep goats off road. 6:53 pm, Lato Dr. Caller advising neighbors at location have been turning music up and down for 30 minutes. 7:23 pm, Fish Rd. Caller and a friend were walking, caller's friend flashed a peace sign at caller, then male in red truck stopped, got into friend's face and said he was going to break friend's nose. Friday, Aug. 4 4:46 am, Honeymoon Lake Dr. Caller advising he fears for his life; has been a lot of talk online implying caller's impending death. Not sure who is doing it; also thinks they may be monitoring his activities. 9:38 am, Bayview Rd. Male on the line slurring words wanting to know why it's ok for him to be robbed and stolen from. Advising his guns were stolen. Has already reported this. Caller continues to ramble and wants to know why it was okay he was stolen from. 12:08 pm, Deception Cir. Caller reporting a car left in front of location since last night, Toyota Camry with hamster left inside it. Caller has taken the hamster out, checked with neighbors and no one knows who it belongs to. 12:27 pm, SR 20 Caller reporting male driver tailgating and speeding and flipping everyone off. 2:53 pm, W. Camano Dr. Caller states there are cows in the area of Monticello Dr, NE of caller's residence. States they are his cows, about six of them. Caller is trying to get them back in.

3:38 pm, San Juan Ave. Reporting party states someone came into residence and stole a bunch of daughter's clothing and some other items; states they have an idea who did this. 4:05 pm, SR 525 Caller advising someone has taken the construction barriers at the intersection and moved them into the road. 5:31 pm, Camano Ave. Property manager advising male at location has been drinking. Came and harassed her, then left and urinated on building. Caller wants him removed. 5:56 pm, SR 525 Caller advising barriers are moved back out into the lanes of travel, states someone is going to get into an accident. 6:26 pm, Sundin Dr. Caller advising property has been vandalized; a piece of artwork and a tree were damaged. Caller thinks it was neighbor, advised he and neighbor have a “history.” 8:37 pm, Bayview Rd. Male caller advising “What would you do if I sang you a tune and told you the truth, would you walk out on me.” Refusing name and address. 8:47 pm, Sills Rd. Caller advising a peacock is being aggressive at location. Saturday, Aug. 5 1:42 am, Race Rd. Reporting party advising unknown male was in house asleep; male left. 2:19 am, Holbeck Dr. Caller reporting problem with someone coming into her back yard; states her motion light in back yard just went off, not sure if it's an animal or not. 7:59 am, SR 525 Caller advising black horse in the road; disconnected when asked further. 10:45 am, Race Rd. Reporting party requesting call; believes he has information regarding male subject found sleeping in bed at location. 10:58 am, Van Dee Ave. Reporting party requesting call; advising has lived at residence for 40 years. In the past 4-5 weeks when walking the beach like they always do, were accosted by neighbors saying reporting party does not have right to walk on the beach. 2:22 pm, Deer Lake Rd. Caller advising yellow ski boat with a skiier behind it is going on the wrong side of the buoys and knocking people off kayaks. Knocked stuff off caller's deck. Upset because he is too close to shore. 7:22 pm, Periwinkle Rd. Reporting party advising she was at location repairing a fence when male subject came by and started yelling at her and her dog. Began throwing rocks at her. 11:46 pm, Holbeck Dr. Caller advising her motion lights keep going off and on; ongoing problem. Advising last night caller refused to open the door for law enforcement, says she doesn't open the door after dark. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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

JOB MARKET Periodically need help with yard work and need monthly help with housework. Crockett Lake, on bus line, Coupeville (360) 678-7591 (3) WAIF currently seeks an experienced retail professional to manage our retail location in Oak Harbor. This individual provides supervision, oversight and management of the company’s thrift store operations in Oak Harbor to generate revenues to support WAIF and its programs. The manager manages staff, volunteers and interns, oversees sales, donations of merchandise, promotion of the store in the community and fiscal controls and reporting. Visit www. waifanimals.org/about/jobs for more information and how to apply. (2) Looking for someone to help prepare my raised beds in a larger garden for winter. I will work along with you and provide lunch. $15 per hour. Call (360) 321-2335 ASAP. (0) PT Evening Janitorial – Freeland/Clinton: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday,


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The Heart of Quality Service – Whidbey Memorial By Kae Harris Passion for any business is paramount to the quality of the services dispensed. No other servicebased industry requires a heart as strong as the passion for the work that’s involved and yet soft enough to offer care and sympathy for bereaved loved ones. Whidbey Memorial is a business where staff members render any and all services with the greatest compassion and utmost care for all involved. They really live their motto and put “heart into quality service.” Owner Paul Kuzina is undoubtedly the most experienced funeral director on Whidbey Island. His experience in the industry encompasses every aspect of the job and, as a licensed embalmer and funeral director, he truly works all avenues, involving himself from beginning to end. So deep is his passion for what he does that Paul also helps individuals navigate the not so pleasant waters of end-of-life plans as he is also a licensed advanced planning specialist. Paul ensures that his staff are just as capable as he is of caring for the heavy hearts of the grieving. From the moment Whidbey Memorial staff meet with bereaved families, they have got your back. From social security, to death certificates and veterans paperwork, they do it all. Staff are able to lift some of the substantial weight of loss felt by a decedent’s loved ones, and all because they care about each and every person whom they encounter and minister to all needs. If it’s markers and headstone that are needed, Whidbey Memorial is able to assist. In addition, they conduct all kinds of end of life services from basic direct cremation to full traditional service and viewing. And one needn’t ever worry about when they can contact Whidbey Memorial because they’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With the closure of Burley Funeral Chapel in Oak Harbor and Visser Funeral home in Langley, those clients with insurance plans can most certainly transfer those to Whidbey Memorial. Paul wants to ensure everyone knows that any funeral policy that is bought can be taken wherever a person goes because it belongs to them. The advanced planning services that are offered are invaluable, particularly because of their portability. In fact, it’s certainly noteworthy that Whidbey Memorial serves a vast territory from the San Juan Islands to Clinton and encompasses Whatcom, Skagit and Island counties. Whidbey Memorial staff strive to honor the memory of all those who are laid to rest in accordance with the wishes of the family of those being remembered. Whether a traditional service or something unique and contemporary, Paul works with nothing but the greatest compassion, grace and respect to ensure those who are honoring a loved one who’s passed on, are able to express their love and offer their tributes as they so choose. The quality care that’s taken with every member Whidbey Island staff assist is definitely unsurpassed. For more information about the vital services provided by Whidbey Memorial, call (360) 675 5777, visit their website at www.whidbeymemorial.com or stop in at 746 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor, 98277.


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