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In this time of transparency, please permit me to be perfectly clear. For the first time ever, this column is being written with artificial intelligence.

My apologies to you, the reader. We know you expect the very best from a free weekly. We know you expect honesty from columnists, albeit often lacking in brevity on this page. We know you expect a font of significant imprint so natural lighting can be used. We know you expect a human interaction between writer and reader. This is only natural, unless it is artificial. I apologize. I accidentally took a sip from a brown bottle of Hire's Root Beer, sweetened artificially. Given the immediate rush I am feeling with this erroneous intake of artificial sweetener, how much longer will my artificial intelligence last? Maybe I should chase it with a shot of A-1 sauce?

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“Naw,” the farmer replies. “I pretty much thought they did it on purpose.” Berry Binge Instead of watching Monday Night Football, which I cannot get on my antenna driven TV anyway, I binge listened to ninety-eight Chuck Berry songs. It took me less than four hours. Chuck's longest song, a previously unreleased alternate version of Reelin' and Rockin', was three minutes, thirty three seconds. His shortest, Let it Rock, timed in at one minute, forty three seconds. Reminds me of the length of time of some of my attempted grade school romances at recess. Another idea Given the sign of the times, often a middle finger salute, my marketing team has come up with an idea for increased cash flow. We're thinking of having t-shirts and hats printed to sell in the finer cooking and kitchen stores. Rather than approach a bank for funding, our marketing team suggested I first approach you wonderful readers. As many of you know, many of you are already successful entrepreneurs. Let me know what you think. While operators are not standing by, many of them have brought their lunch. Drum roll, please.

“ The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

We could have varying colors, sizes, and shapes of hats and t-shirts at first. Maybe a picture of Velveeta with a circle around it and a slash through it indicating No! That could be on the back, with Make Cheese Grate Again on the front.

How high the Moon The only good thing about last Sunday's Seahawks game was the one-liner by Warren Moon, co-announcer of the KIRO-AM radio broadcast with Steve Raible. For you off-island readers, Warren Moon was one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game, whether it be for the Washington Huskies in college, or the Houston Oilers in the NFL. At some point in the 4th quarter, after Raible mentioned the fans at Lambeau Field in Green Bay were doing The Wave, Mr. Moon responded in a most timely fashion, “Let's wave The Wave goodbye.” So, in honor of Mr. Moon and his Husky heritage at Montlake, where The Wave was allegedly created, I submit this poem for your consideration. Bye Bye “Let's wave The Wave goodbye” That's what Mr. Moon said He wasn't talking Tide He's a Husky instead Where The Wave got started On a football day Cheerleader Rob began it But it's time to go away “Let's wave The Wave goodbye” That's what Mr. Moon said I heard him today on KIRO He buried The Wave, now dead. Thanks, Warren, for officiating that call last Sunday. From now on, my hands are along the seams of my trousers, my feet at a forty five degree angle, and my eyes straight ahead. Bye bye, Mr. Wave. Ain't no accidents A wet-behind-the-ears insurance agent drives out to the farm of old man Grover, hoping to get him to renew his health policy. The young fellow finds Grover tuning up his tractor, but the farmer stops what he is doing to answer a few questions. “Have you had any accidents in the past year?” the agent asks. “Nope,” Grover replies, “although that mule over yonder kicked in two of my ribs a while back, and last spring a rattlesnake bit my ankle.”


“That's terrible,” says the new agent. “Wouldn't you call those accidents?”

Ralph still speaks While not watching TV commercials during last Sunday's Seahawks game, I was reading Ralph Waldo Emerson. The following twosentence Emerson observation caused me to take a further time out.

As neighbor and friend Norton might say on a virtual episode of The Honeymooners, “Hey, Ralphie boy, how much time have we got left?”


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Make Cheese Grate Again. Whadaya think?

Or, another idea, Make Cheese Grate Again on the back of the shirt, with a graphic on the front depicting a brick of Pimento cheese sliding across a cheese grater shaped like Oklahoma. In fact, we could do a whole series of state shaped cheese graters.

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ORCA Ballroom Have you ever been to the Tulalip Casino in Marysville? Take exit 200 or 202 off I-5, north of Everett, if you have never been there. Last Friday, I had my first, and possibly last, experience at the Tulalip while attending a most excellent Crystal Gayle show in the ORCA Ballroom. While Crystal's show, featuring an incredible seven-piece band and singing sister Peggy Sue, was well worth the fifty buck ticket price, the twelve buck Ticketmaster carrying charge, the seven dollar insurance fees, the twenty dollar ferry ride, and the three dollar bottle of water for the show, I wouldn't give you a nickel, plugged or otherwise, for the air quality of the ORCA Ballroom.

Whomever designed the layout of the Tulalip must have had a cold or a plugged nose. Trying to breathe in the ORCA Ballroom was the greatest challenge of my weekend. The three main entrances to the ballroom are just a few yards away from the entrances to the Tulalip indoor swimming pool.

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Quote of the week Overheard at a restaurant in Cannon Beach, Oregon–“These are the cutest little ice cubes I've ever seen.”

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Bits & Pieces DjangoFest NW Opening Night Party Featuring Seattle Swing Band Good Company

will commence at 6:00pm by a table of notable local artists and Goosefoot board and staff members.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) welcomes the community to attend the DjangoFest NW Opening Night Celebration on Wednesday, September 20 at 6:30pm.

Chief scientist of the Sea Doc Society, Joseph Gaydos, is the guest speaker at the Whidbey Audubon Society’s meeting Thursday, September 14. He describes how the Sea Doc Society protects the health of marine wildlife and their ecosystems through science and education. Gaydos coauthored The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest with Audrey DeLella Benedict. The event is at the Coupeville Recreation Hall, 901 NW Alexander Street. Doors open at 7:00pm for socializing and announcements. The free program begins at 7:30pm. The public is welcome.

What better way to start off the 17th Annual DjangoFest NW Festival than with a D’jammin’ block party? WICA encourages Langley residents and DjangoFest guests to kick off their shoes for a night of fun and festivity before they dive into the all-star concert lineup.

The Salish Sea is one of the world’s largest inland seas and was not even recognized officially until 2008. It combines the waters of Puget Sound with those inland passages to the north in British Columbia.

For complete festival information, including concert schedules, workshops, and artist biographies, please visit www.djangofestNW.com.

No ticket? No problem! The evening will include a free outdoor performance by Seattle swing band Good Company. There will also be a beer garden featuring selections from Diamond Knot Brewery, as well as pizza for purchase. So come by and unwind, WICA would love to see you.

[Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

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

Joseph Gaydos is a licensed wildlife veterinarian and has a PhD in wildlife health. For over a decade he has been studying the fish and wildlife of the Salish Sea. He will have some copies of the book he coauthored for sale at the meeting. Kingfisher Books in Coupeville also carries it.

[Submitted by Emma South Whidbey Tilth]

This year, contestants may also choose to auction off their hat at the end of the contest. All proceeds will go directly to a charity of the entrant’s choice. Nonprofit groups may auction off their hat to support their own organization. To put a hat up for auction, contestants must indicate this choice when registering the hat. Community members do not need to enter the decorated hat contest to enjoy the celebration! Come listen to Skinny Tie Jazz music, chow down on a 3 Sisters burger or frank, potato salad, and cake, and watch the decorated hat competition take place! All are welcome to this event. The Goose Community Grocer is located at Bayview Center on South Whidbey Island, 14485 Highway 525, between Langley and Freeland. Owned by Goosefoot, a non-profit organization, store profits are invested back into the local community through grants to local charities. Goosefoot is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a healthy, sustainable future for South Whidbey in collaboration with others. Their projects focus on economic development, protecting rural character and the natural environment, historic preservation, supporting our local food system, and providing food & services to those in need. For more information on their role in the community, like them on Facebook, follow them on Instagram, or visit www.goosefoot.org.

[Submitted by Marian A. Myszkowski, Goosefoot]

Coupeville United Methodist Church presents National Geographic Movie: From the Ashes

[Submitted by Susan Prescott]

This Sunday at Tilth Farmers’ Market, Lee Dvirnak’s “Dobro magic” and vocal harmonies will complement Detmar Straub’s guitar, banjo and vocal renderings as they perform a spectrum of mostly American music. Join a free gardener fitness class at 11:30am taught by Adam Fawcett, shop for fresh produce, locally handmade crafts, and enjoy breakfast or lunch from the Laughing Cat Café, Ed’s Good Food, or Lesedi African Cuisine. Market hours are 11:00am to 2:00pm. There is plenty of parking, a children’s play area and crafts, free Wi-Fi and clean restrooms. SNAP and Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (WIC & Senior FMNP) customers are welcome. As always, seeking new vendors. Look for the scarecrow on Highway 525 at 2812 Thompson Road, Langley. For more information contact Market Manager, Emma at (360( 321-0757 or email market@ southwhidbeytilth.org

The winner of the Grand Prize will receive a $300 gift card to The Goose!

For additional information, contact Marian Myszkowski at marian@goosefoot.org or call (360) 321-4145.

In the event of bad weather, Whidbey Audubon website will have updated information about program changes or cancelation, www. whidbeyaudubon.org. Gaydos’ program was cancelled last October due to high winds.

Lee Dvirnak and Detmar Straub Perform at Tilth Market

ing. Also introduction to bread machine and no-knead bread (especially for non-bakers but of interest to bakers as well). October 16, Easy Artisan Bread (A How To): Introduction to artisan bread. Ingredients, equipment and procedures, focusing on machine kneading and pan loaves. No experience needed.

November 13, It’s The Water!: Using and understanding published recipes; creating and replicating your own recipes. Bread baking formulas and ingredients explored – baker’s math and record-keeping.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: Best Hat Overall, Most Creative Hat, Most “Whidbey” Hat, Best Seahawks Hat, Funniest Hat, and Best Kids’ Hat.

Gaydos explains, “We work to figure out what’s happening to our local species, and why. And then we share that information by facilitating collaboration and networking among the different agencies, governments and individuals who make the decisions about how the eight million people living in the Salish Sea can live in harmony with the marine environment.” The Sea Doc Society participated in research about the starfish die-off several years ago.


October 30, It’s About Time (to Bake Bread): Continues artisan how-to with focus on hand kneading and hearth loaves. Also, how to match bread baking to your schedule.

Audubon To Learn About Salish Sea Science

Rinocerous Auklet with prey, by Geoff Hammerson


Goosefoot and The Goose will host a decorated hat competition with prizes, free food, and music to thank the community for its support. On Thursday, September 21, join Goosefoot from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at The Goose Community Grocer for a “Hats Off To You!” celebration! To thank community members for their support over the last year, Goosefoot is hosting a decorated hat contest, complete with prizes, free food and live music. To enter the hat contest, contestants must create original designs, although it’s okay to use purchased hats, caps, or visors as a base upon which to decorate. Additionally, nonprofit groups may enter a hat in the contest to represent their organization. All hats must be wearable, and only one entry per contestant or nonprofit is allowed. All contestants must pre-register their hats to participate in the contest. Registration will take place outside The Goose from 4:00pm to 6:00pm the day of the event, and judging

The Creation Stewardship Committee of the Coupeville United Methodist Church is offering a free showing of the movie From the Ashes on September 21 at 7:00pm. From the Ashes is owned by National Geographic, which states that the movie “captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate.” In stories spanning from Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric to present compelling stories of individuals affected that speak to what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. The movie will be shown at the church located at 608 N. Main in Coupeville. For information, contact the church office at (360) 678-4256. [Submitted by Robin Hertlein]

Bread for Home 2017, a Free* Series of Bread Classes Want to eat better bread? You’re invited to attend one or more bread classes: October 2, Bread for the Non-Baker: An eater’s guide to great bread. Selecting, local sources, slicing, storing, refreshing and serv-

There will be demos, samples, recipes, abundant reference materials, baking calculators, bibliographies, Q&A and more. Series by seasoned home baker Jim Hicken. All sessions 6:00pm to 7:30-8 PM at the Orchard Kitchen, Langley. Questions or RSVP to hickenj@whidbey.com for one or more classes. *Donations welcome and go 100% to Good Cheer. [Submitted by Jim Hicken]

City of Oak Harbor Now Accepting Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Grant Applications The City of Oak Harbor is now accepting Lodging Tax/Tourism Promotion Grant Applications for the 2018 grant year. Applications may be submitted by mail or hand-delivered to the Utilities Office postmarked no later than 4:30pm on October 6, 2017. Please address your application submission to: City of Oak Harbor Attn: Finance Office 865 SE Barrington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98277 RE: Lodging Tax Application submissions that are emailed or faxed will NOT be accepted as your official application submittal. However for ease of assembly, the City of Oak Harbor requests that in addition to the hard copy submittal, please email the application to Wendy Nitcher at wnitcher@oakharbor.org. This will assist in the assembly of the packet for the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee consideration. Please visit www.oakharbor.org and click on the Oak Harbor News Section to view the application packet and for further information. Only one (1) application packet per Applicant is required to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact Wendy Nitcher in the Finance Office at (360) 279-4535 [Submitted by Nicole Tesch, City of Oak Harbor]

AAUW Tech Trek Program

Audrey Taylor (left); and Haven Lemme, both from Oak Harbor, attended the AAUW Tech Trek camp at Eastern Washington University in July.

On Saturday, September 9, the Whidbey Island Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) gathered at the First Methodist Church in Oak Harbor to kick off the new year with a potluck social and to celebrate twelve young women, winners of this year’s $900 Tech Trek scholarships. Tech Trek is a camp designed by AAUW for girls between 7th and 8th grades who are interested in STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Nominated by their teachers in these subjects for their excellence, the girls must complete an application, write an essay and go through an interview to be selected to attend the weeklong camp in July at Pacific Lutheran University and EastBITS & PIECES

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Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! SUNDAY, AUG. 6 11:58 am, Riepma Ave. Party requesting a call to report suspicious findings outside their house – flower pots moved and cigarette butts found; has not seen anyone outside today. 3:32 pm, Rock Ridge Ln. - in water Caller advising subjects are harassing them from shore. 5:06 pm, Green Rd. Male on line advising of mis-dial, refused to give name, then wife came on phone to verify information; was hesitant and argumentative, then said her husband was trying to dial out and the “stupid phone” makes you dial area code first.

9:19 pm, Honeymoon Lake Dr. Caller advising their garage was broken into, suspects wife. Caller going through

10:27 pm, Honeymoon Lake Rd. Reporting party advising her ex has taken her dogs. Unknown where male is now. Advising the male resides at location. Reporting party also resides at location but is currently at a friend's residence. MONDAY, AUG. 7 1:44 pm, Old Polnell Rd. Caller requesting check of location for owner of business; owner has citizen locked inside of store that needs out.

7:37 pm, Bonito Way Reporting party advising male subject who lives at the end of cul-de-sac is in the trees yelling obscenities; male is currently on his own back porch, yelling about another neighbor. 9:16 pm, SR 525 Caller advising subjects in a yellow Porche having sex in vehicle in ferry line.

separation and states damage was done to garage within the last hour. Wife no longer at location; wife sent caller a picture of garage being opened.

TUESDAY, AUG. 8 10:10 am, SR 525 & Humphrey Rd. Party reporting noises coming from vehicle in the parking lot for past 10 minutes, hears what possibly sounds like an animal in vehicle; noises coming from unoccupied cab. Unable to see anything. 12:26 pm, Classic Rd. Party advising he is here to make monthly report on his harassment by the people who are following him around with the internet live visuals; states subjects are overriding him while he is on the phone conducting business.



2:23 pm, Haven Pl. Reporting party advising allowed female to stay at location; just got out of shower; she's gone and all reporting party's guns, ammo, social security card are missing.

4:47 pm, East Camano Dr. Requesting phone call in reference to a ticket he was issued in 2015; has questions about the details of the citation, as he is applying for a job and needs to provide the specifics about the ticket.

5:12 pm, SR 525 Caller advising he just got home 15 minutes ago and found ex-wife at location; she tore apart inside of house and stole caller's car.

6:59 pm, N Sunrise Blvd. Reporting party advising roommate is hiding belongings from him and going through his items; is aware reporting party has called.

6:07 pm, Sonic Ln. Caller advising there is an abandoned home on Sonic Lane near caller's house; advising they were told home is condemned and caller's wife noticed a family picture with blood sitting outside the house. Caller just noticed two nice mountain bikes in the driveway.

7:18 pm, Brighton Beach Rd. Caller advising a vehicle left in caller's driveway since 10 am; note on vehicle says out of gas, but location is next to gas station. 9:36 pm, Race Rd. Reporting party advising subject she knows has taken items from her house, refuses to give them back. Reporting party would let her come over, then she would leave with stuff, never give it back.

6:23 pm, SR 20 Caller is a contractor for job at the location and advising they got locked inside. Looking for way out and hoping deputy will have key. Caller says they got hold of someone who is on their way to assist.

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 9 12:51 pm, Hill Valley Dr. Caller advising they are lost; currently on a cliff – super steep hill – went off on what caller thought was a trail.

10:42 pm, Sun Vista Cir. Reporting party advising they can hear someone yelling outside “Call the cops.” Caller did not see anyone and does not want to go look. They no longer hear it.

1:43 pm, SR 525 Requesting phone call; was crabbing near Clinton ferry, returned home and boiled them in a pot when he noticed what looks to be a clump of red human hair in the water. Has questions about what caller should do with it.

SATURDAY, AUG. 12 12:50 am, East Harbor Rd. Caller advising when they left driveway, felt a bump but kept driving. States got to airport and walked around vehicle. Found dent in the door. Might have hit mail box or something pulling out of driveway.

THURSDAY, AUG. 10 3:30 pm, Bells Ln. Caller advising three juvenile subjects came to location, states they found a barrel full of drugs.

1:49 am, SR 20 Reporting party advising an older male subject is in bathroom smoking; states subject has not come out of the bathroom; wearing red jacket, tan shorts, balding with goatee.

FRIDAY, AUG. 11 9:53 am, NW Outrigger Loop Caller advising a raccoon is wreaking havoc on caller's fish.

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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.

Dine Out for Kids Thursday, September 14, 7:00am-4:30pm Sunshine Drip Coffee Lounge, Coupeville 10% of sales donated to the Community Foundation for Public Schools. Sunshine Drip Coffee Lounge is located at 306 S. Main St. For more information, contact Nancy Bailey at (360) 929-6547.

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.

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, September 15, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Phat Panda 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

Coupeville Comedy Showcase Friday, September 15, 8:00pm-11:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Open Mic at 8:00pm, show starts at 9:00pm. Hosted by Kyla Guerrero and featuring Timmy Riney, Kris Anderson and Kyle Engberg. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

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.

All You Can Eat Breakfast Saturday, September 16, 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.

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.

Boat rides, music, activities for kids, crabbing instruction and demos, Buccaneer Pirate Ship photo op, and more. For additional information, visit www.dpsps.org

North Cascade Buick Club Wing Ding Tour Saturday, September 16, 12:00pm-3:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Come for an afternoon of classic cars and community. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

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

“Buffalo Field Campaign 2017 Roadshow”

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/

Saturday, September 16, see times below Langley Whale Center, 115 Anthes Ave, Langley

Duo Nayarit

The Langley Whale Center is hosting the “Buffalo Field Campaign 2017 Roadshow”. Learn about endangered buffalo from Mike Mease, co-founder of this important non profit. Music by flutist Mignon Geli, and guitar and original songs by local environmental troubadour Dana Lyons and Audri Cooke, Langley Whale Center Youth Volunteer. 5:00pm-Children’s Program; 7:00pm-All ages Show. For more information, call (360) 221-7505 or visit www.BuffaloFieldCampaign.org

Antonio Navarro and Teo Benson perform works for Violin and Guitar Duo, Guitar Solo, and Violin Solo. The program includes music from Paganini, Villa Lobos, Cardoso, Bach, and Ysaye. The concert is sponsored by the UUCWI Music Committee and the Ballard Civic Orchestra. Tickets are available at the door, $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, under 18 is free.

Live Music: JP Falcon

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

Saturday, September 16, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville J.P. Falcon Grady is a self taught acoustic guitarist, singer, songwriter and a proud member of the Blackfeet Nation. He performs originals and covers all over the Pacific Northwest, Montana, Hawaii and British Columbia, Canada as both a solo artist and with his band “J.P. Falcon Band”. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

Main Street Market Sunday, September 17, 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.

Community Auditions for The Nutcracker Saturday, September 17, 1:00pm-4:00pm Island Dance & Gymnastics, Langley Whidbey Island Dance Theatre 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. 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.

Jamboree by the Sea

Whidbey Island Kite Festival

Saturday, September 16, 10:00am-4:00pm Oak Harbor Marina, 1401 SE Catalina Dr.

Saturday, September 16, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, September 17, 9:00am-5:00pm Camp Casey Conference Center, Coupeville

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

air displays of color and imagination. Activities include kids’ kitemaking, beginning sportkite lessons, and sportkite demonstrations. The highlight of the weekend is the Whidbey Island Sport Kite Championships, one of the premier sportkite competitions in the Pacific Northwest. Competition takes place both Saturday and Sunday.

Presented by the Whidbey Island Kite Festival Association and the Whidbey Island Kite Fliers, the festival features impressive ground and

Thursday, September 21, 7:00pm UUCWI, 20103 SR 525, Freeland

Children’s Day Festival Saturday, September 23, 10:00am-2:00pm Community Park, Langley

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free 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. 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. Choice Edible Mushrooms of the Northwest and Beyond Monday, September 18, 6:00pm-7:30pm Coupeville Library Tuesday, September 19, 3:00pm-4:30pm Oak Harbor Library The Pacific Northwest is the perfect place for mushroom hunting. Learn about the best varieties to look for both here and beyond as Daniel Winkler shares his expertise about wild mushrooms.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. Third Tuesday Book Discussion Group: “Whistling Season” Tuesday, September 19, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Ivan Doig’s “Whistling Season.” “Can’t cook but doesn’t bite.” So begins the newspaper ad offering the services of an “A-1 housekeeper, sound morals, exceptional disposition” that draws the attention of widower Oliver Milliron in the fall of 1909. Sound Mind, Sound Body, Sound Healing Tuesday, September 19, 2:00pm Coupeville 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 wihha. com. Poet Laureate: Tod Marshall Wednesday, September 20, 2:00pm-3:00pm Freeland Library Thursday, September 21, 2:00pm-3:30pm Oak Harbor Library You are cordially invited to celebrate Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall’s state-wide poetry anthology, WA 129, which features a poet for each year of Washington statehood. Event includes readings and recitations from Tod Marshall and his special guests, select anthology contributors. Book sales and signing available at event. Building an Emergency Preparedness Pantry Wednesday, September 20, 7:00pm-8:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Living on an island, supplies may not be available to us in a big disaster. We can’t all go to a shelter. We need to be prepared to take care of ourselves and our pets, with food and water, supplies, communication, etc. Learn how to be Red Cross ready, island-style!

Meetings & Organizations Friends of the Coupeville Library Potluck Meeting Thursday, September 14, 5:30pm-8:30pm Coupeville Library Bring a dish and a friend for our annual business meeting. Join this “can do” group for food, fellowship and fun!

Greenbank Progressive Club Monthly Potluck Dinner Thursday, September 14, 6:00pm Greenbank Hall, Bakken & Firehouse Roads Meet and greet will be followed by dinner at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited and asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. 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.

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, September 15, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton September’s program: “Gardeners Know The Best Dirt!” Kicking off our new year, we will be meeting in discussion groups, sharing successes and failures in our gardens, favorite tools, watering systems and favorite spots to find blooming treasures, etc. Bring your ideas to share! Refreshments provided and the public is welcome.

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Oak Harbor Senior Center fair focuses on falls By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Okay, be honest. The line from the television commercial “Help! I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” - has made many snicker and laugh, right? But it really isn’t a laughing matter. The fact is, one in every four Americans over the age of 65 falls every year. According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for our elderly population. The first day of Fall, fittingly enough, is National Fall Prevention Day. The Oak Harbor Senior Center is getting a jump start on the occasion and will be holding its second annual Falls Prevention Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 21 to help educate seniors and their families about how they can reduce their risk of falls. “We will have representatives from different organizations throughout the community who offer some kind of service or products that can help in the prevention of falls,” said Liz Lange, interim administrator at the Oak Harbor Senior Center. “Every 11 seconds an older adult is treated for a fall in an emergency room. And every 19 minutes in America, an older adult dies from a fall,” Lange said. “This is a serious issue for older adults. If we can prevent falls, we can help keep them living independently longer.” The Falls Prevention Fair will feature local health care representatives such as pharmacists, audiologists, ophthalmologists as well as representatives from community emergency services.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts DjangoFest Northwest headliner, the Samson Schmitt and Tim Kliphuis Quintet, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. The 17th annual festival celebrating gypsy jazz music begins Wednesday, Sept. 20 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 24.

Django stars to shine in the City by the Sea By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Some of the finest musicians in the world are about to converge on Whidbey Island for the 17th annual DjangoFest Northwest, to be held Sept. 20 -24 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley. DjangoFest is the largest celebration of Gypsy Jazz in North America and has earned a solid reputation worldwide among musicians and fans alike. Dozens of performers from all over the world are scheduled to play. “These performers travel the world, from Django festival to Django festival, and DjangoFest Northwest has a fantastic reputation as one of the best,” said Deana Duncan, programming and production director at WICA. “They love Langley and Whidbey Island, the beautiful homestays from our stellar local community and how the entire community opens up to embrace their stay.”

“Our hearing and vision can affect our balance and so can any pharmaceuticals we’ve been prescribed, so it’s important to think about all those factors,” said Lange. “Plus, there’s the affordability factor – if you wanted to go visit each of these specialists, it can cost a lot of time and money. Here, they’ll all be together in one place, which can make it a lot easier.”

“Patrons tell us again and again that they are blown away by the opportunity to walk downtown, run into a headliner and listen to an impromptu djam in a local café garden,” Duncan said. “The atmosphere here at WICA is alive during DjangoFest Northwest.” For those who may not know, “Django,” or gypsy jazz, is the legacy of French musician Django Reinhardt, who played extensively in Paris during the 1930s and 40s. The swing sound is a blend of European and American styles. “He started a revolution of gypsy jazz that still has a strong international following,” explained Duncan. “We’ve been told by those that have been that South Whidbey - Langley specifically - reminds them of the original Festival Django Reinhardt in Samois-sur-Seine, France.” “DFNW is my favorite festival on the planet period,” said musician Robin Nolan, from Holland, who will perform Sunday, Sept. 24 at 3 p.m. “Celebrating Django’s music in such an idyllic part of the world with a wonderful and diverse bunch of world class musicians is heavenly. “It has a special place in my heart as I was there at its birth and have so many wonderful memories over the years,” Nolan continued. “It’s also very special for the enthusiastic guitarist and music lover as you have the opportunity to mix and hang out with some of the world’s best gypsy musicians and jam to your hearts content - truly inspirational for everyone!”

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“Playing at DjangoFest Northwest is a dream come true for me,” said 13-year-old prodigy Henry Acker, winner of DFNW’s Saga Award. “It’s where all my heroes play. It’s the most important Gypsy Jazz fest in North America.”


Audiences will have two opportunities to hear the Henry Acker Trio perform. Acker, who plays alongside his father, Victor, on guitar and uncle, Dana, on the double bass, will make his Northwest public debut Sunday at 7 p.m. There will also be a special VIP concert at a private home in Langley from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22. The event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and “Mango Django” cocktails, plus an exclusive performance by the Henry Acker Trio. Seating for this event is limited to 50 VIP guests. Tickets are $150 for the VIP concert and proceeds will support WICA programming.

Thursday, Sept. 21 9 am to Noon Oak Harbor Senior Center 51 SE Jerome St., Oak Harbor

360-279-4580 National Fall Prevention Day: www.ncoa.org

It’s not just musicians who look forward to this event. Thousands of fans will flood the community for a chance to hear a performance, attend a workshop or take in a spontaneous “djam” session over the course of the five-day festival.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Gypsy jazz prodigy Henry Acker, of the Henry Acker Trio, is perhaps the youngest performer in this year’s DjangoFest Northwest. The trio will perform Sunday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Headlining this year’s festival is the Samson Schmitt and Tim Kliphuis Quintet, performing at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23. This is a true premiere, as the group will feature Schmitt’s two cousins, Benji and Panche, on their first trip to the U.S. The quintet will also feature

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Barn dance supports Coupeville Boys and Girls Club By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Get ready for a Boot Scootin’ good time for a good cause. The second annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance and Chili Cook-off to benefit the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept, 22 at the Freeland Hall, 1515 Shoreview Dr. in Freeland. “This event is fun because it showcases our community members and their culinary talents,” said Coupeville Boys and Girls Club unit director Crystal Aguilar. “It’s also a fun event because it’s a “come as you are” type of event where people of all ages can have fun, eat scrumptious food, and dance, all while supporting the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club.” A main attraction to the fun is the chili cookoff. There were 16 entries last year, according

to Aguilar, and they’re hoping for even more entries this year. While one can never go wrong with chili, especially made by Whidbey’s talented culinary experts, there will be plenty more to enjoy. “Front Street Grill will provide a special entree, appetizers, and sides to pair with all the chili,” Aguilar said. “This year is the first year we will hold our Dessert Dash, which is exciting. We will have about 14 desserts donated and the table who donates the most will pick their favorite dessert first. And the Root Beer Float Bar was such a hit with the kids last year that we decided to do it again.” Local DJ Moose Moran will provide music for the event, which also features an auction. “We hired auctioneer Tom Pasma, from Stokes Auction Group, as our auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies,” said Aguilar. “We are excited to

Photo Courtesy of Aowyn Photography, Seattle Everyone is encouraged to enter their chili into competition at the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club's second annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance and Chili Cook-off Friday, Sept. 22 in Freeland.

have him provide the energy and enthusiasm to our event.”

all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Of course, all of this fun is to benefit the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club, which formed in 2006. Aguilar has a very specific goal the club is trying to reach.

Cost to attend the barn dance, dinner and auction is $30 per person. Tickets are available by calling the Coupeville Club at 360-678-5640 or by emailing Aguilar at caguilar@bgcsc.org. Anyone interested in entering the chili cook-off should call or email Aguilar as well.

“Proceeds all go to the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club’s general operating expenses,” she said. “I am hoping to raise enough money to buy a new van next year, since our club membership numbers have increased so rapidly.” Photo Courtesy of Aowyn Photography, Seattle The second annual Boot Scootin’ Barn Dance and Chili Cook-off to benefit the Coupeville Boys and Girls Club will be held Friday, Sept. 22 at the Freeland Hall.

Boys and Girls Clubs provide a safe place for kids to learn, play, grow and have fun while making connections that can last a lifetime. The mission of the Coupeville club is to inspire and enable

“I encourage people to attend this year because we have excellent auction items, the food is to die for, and I want the community to see how far the Coupeville Boys & Girls Club has come since it was started in 2006,” Aguilar said. More information on the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is available online at www.bgca.org.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Local favorite Hot Club of Troy will grace the DjangoFest Northwest stage at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Jazz string band Hot Club Sandwich was founded in Olympia, Wash., and will play at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 during the 17th annual DjangoFest Northwest in Langley.

DJANGO continued from page 7 bassist Simon Planting. But really, every performance during DjangoFest is a headline act. And while there are musicians from all over the globe who will be performing, local talent will also take the stage. South Whidbey’s Hot Club of Troy will perform at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 and Whidbey native Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews and his EVM All Stars are slated to appear at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. Many of the artists scheduled to perform are also sharing their knowledge in workshops, a big part of the festival. Most of the workshops can accommodate 8 to 12 participants, but there is also a viewer-only option, said Duncan. “Most workshops are $50, but several specialty workshops – mostly with headliners – have a “viewer ticket” of $20 to observe,” she said. “It’s a great way to hear the music and listen to a master explain his technique.” Because DjangoFest has been around so long now, it can be a bit like a reunion, according to Duncan. “For me, the magic of DjangoFest North-

west is the people,” she said. “Not only the performers, but the patrons as well. We are lucky to see some people return year after year in support of the festival. We’ve become a big, happy DjangoFest Northwest family that includes artists, patrons from around the world, staff, volunteers and the entire city and community.” A complete schedule of performances and workshops is available online at www. djangofestnw.com. Tickets may also be purchased online. The festival will kick off with a free Djammin’ block party at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20. The evening will include a free outdoor performance by Seattle swing band Good Company. There will also be a beer garden and pizza for purchase. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lose yourself in gypsy jazz with the best the genre has to offer,” Duncan said. “There is nothing like DjangoFest. If you’ve never been, you will be blown away; if you’re coming again…welcome back to the party!”

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Trio Dinicu blends acrobatic technique with the improvisatory language of jazz and the richness of Eastern European folk. The group will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22.

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Military Muster NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

September 14-20, 2017

CNIC Encourages Sailors, Families to Prepare for Emergencies September is National Emergency Preparedness Month. Commander, Navy Installations Command's (CNIC) Ready Navy Program educates Sailors and their families on how to be prepared when an emergency occurs. This year’s overall theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.” Each week in September will have a focused theme: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends; Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community; Practice and Build Out Your Plans; and Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger. "National Preparedness Month educates us all to be informed, make a plan, build a kit, and stay informed, not just for a month, but every day," said Jeff Sanford, CNIC emergency management specialist. "Ready Navy provides a road map and creates a state of mind for Navy personnel and families to be and stay prepared for any potential hazard throughout

the year, something leadership takes very seriously." Ready Navy is a proactive Navy-wide emergency preparedness, public awareness program. It is designed for the Navy community, to increase the ability of every person and family on or near Navy installations to meet today's challenges head on and plan and prepare for all types of hazards, ranging from hurricanes and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. By exploring the links on the Ready Navy site, you will: • Be informed of potential hazards and what to do before, during, and after an emergency, • Understand the steps to make an emergency plan that includes what to do, where to go, and what to take with you, • Learn to build a kit to support basic needs

for a minimum of three days, and • Access tools and resources to help you and your family prepare for emergency situations that could arise at any time with no warning. Navy Personnel and families are strongly encouraged to strengthen emergency planning at home, as well as at work, by reading and following the tips and information found at www.Ready.Navy.mil. For more information about how to prepare for any disaster, visit www.ready.navy.mil. Ready Navy is a CNIC-sponsored emergency preparedness program. Navy Installations Command is comprised of approximately 53,000 military and civilian personnel worldwide responsible for the operations, maintenance and quality of life programs to sustain the Navy's fleet, enable the fighter, and support the family.

Coast Guard Training at NAS Whidbey Island The U.S. Coast Guard will conduct training from Sept. 16 and 17, 2017, on Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island near the Crescent Harbor housing community.

The purpose of this exercise will be to gauge proficiency within the skills of individual and squad movement techniques. During this period, the Coast Guard training will include land navigation, squad movements,

tactical combat casualty care, and the setup of a Tactical Operation Center and Expeditionary Base Camp. People around Crescent Harbor may notice tactical response

team movement including blank fire weapons training and smoke grenades. For questions or concerns, call the Public Affairs office at NAS Whidbey Island, (360) 257-2286.

Flight Operations Schedule Change at NAS Whidbey Island Complex September 13-15 There is a change to the published flight training schedule at NAS Whidbey Island for Wednesday Thursday and Friday, September 13, 14 and 15 respectively. There will be aircraft carrier-based training at Ault Field Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night. Field Carrier Landing Practice is not scheduled at the Outlying Landing Field Friday afternoon. People living in local communities should remain aware that the aforementioned operations are not the only operations out of NAS Whidbey Island, particularly at Ault Field, which is a 24-hour-a-day operational facility. There are many other training evolutions that people may hear. However the aircraft carrier flight training operations are types of operations that involve lower altitude flight training in close vicinity to the airfield. Both runways at Ault Field are now open. The base will make every effort to let the

community know if there are additions to published schedules. COUPEVILLE CARRIER OPERATIONS Day Time Frame Friday Afternoon AULT FIELD CARRIER OPERATIONS Day Time Frame Wednesday Afternoon Thursday Night The FCLP and other carrier-based training tempos are driven by the Fleet Replacement Squadron student training curriculum and pre-deployment carrier EA-18G Growler squadron flight qualifications. It can also fluctuate due to weather, maintenance and operational requirements. NAS Whidbey Island remains open continuously to support flight operations and training. FCLP and Carrier Controlled Approach schedules for OLF Coupeville and Ault Field will continue to be released weekly for

community planning purposes. Comments, including noise complaints can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island’s comment line at (360) 257-6665, or via e-mail: comments. NASWI@navy.mil. Comments regarding flight operations should note the time an event occurred, where exactly the event occurred and as much detail as possible about what was seen. We also ask that people leave their contact information for our tracking purposes. All other questions can be directed to NAS Whidbey Island Public Affairs Office at (360) 257-2286. The Navy’s OLF at Coupeville is a critical national security asset that provides essential training for Navy pilots based at NAS Whidbey Island to conduct safe and effective aircraft carrier flight operations around the world.

MOA for the Security Enhancement Project at OLF Open for Public Comment Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island is inviting the public to review and comment on the current draft Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Outlying Landing Field (OLF) Coupeville’s Security Enhancement Projects. The draft MOA was developed in consultation with the Washington State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO), the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), and local municipal and interested parties. The MOA is available for public review at the following website page, https://www.cnic. navy.mil/regions/cnrnw/installations/ nas_whidbey_island/om/environmental_support/section-106-national-historic-preservation-act.html. Comments will be accepted until the Section 106 process is complete, but are preferred before October 31, 2017. Comments may be submitted in writing to Commanding Officer, NAS Whidbey Island, Attn: NASWI CR PM, 1115 W. Lexington Drive Oak Harbor, WA 98278, or sent via email to NAVFACNWCR@navy.mil. All comments will be provided to NAS Whidbey Island’s Cultural Resources Program Manager. If you would like a response to your comment please provide an email or street address. All personally identifiable information of individuals who provide comments will be kept confidential and will not be released, unless otherwise specifically indicated by the commenter or as required by law.

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ern Washington University. The students live in dorms on campus and participate in classes, labs and field trips in robotics, genetics, chemistry, marine biology, cybersecurity/coding and more. Their field trips this year took them to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Mount Rainier, WSU’s Spokane School of Medicine, Harbor WildWatch in Gig Harbor, and the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge.

focus of the exhibit is a historic look at work and play in the city of Oak Harbor. On display is a sample of the historic photos in the museum’s collection, complimented by a selection of Oak Harbor related artifacts. An interpretive guide is provided to lead visitors through the exhibit. The Island County Museum is open daily; Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Sundays 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information, visit them on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ichsarchives) or their website (www.islandhistory.org). Embrace the Past - Engage the Present - Enrich the Future. [Submitted by Joy Keating, Island County Museum]

Local Business News Goosefoot and EDC Offer New Business Workshops for Fall 2017 Photo Courtesy of National Council on Aging Physical fitness can play a key role in preventing falls among senior citizens. Information on enhance fitness programs and much more will be available to all those interested at the Falls Prevention Fair to be held at the Oak Harbor Senior Center from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 21

10 girls from Whidbey Island middle schools were awarded scholarships by the local branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) to attend AAUW’s Tech Trek camp at Pacific Lutheran University. Front row Left to Right: Elisabeth Findley (Langley), Emma Gossler (Clinton), Morgan Stevens (Coupeville)

Representatives from North Whidbey Fire and Rescue will also be on hand and people will have the opportunity to sign up for a complimentary home check to assess their home for fall risks. There will also be information on some of the programs offered at the Senior Center such as enhanced fitness workouts, which can help with strength and stability.

Back row Left to Right: Elaine Meaker (AAUW dorm monitor), Kayli Bobson (Oak Harbor), Grace Waite (Oak Harbor), Alexis San Angelo (Oak Harbor), Shirley Bennett (AAUW dorm monitor), Maggie Nattress (Langley), Sarah Aree (Clinton), Dulce McClure (Oak Harbor), Maile Rivers (Oak Harbor)

“It sounds simple, like such a small thing,” Lange said. “But we want to build awareness of how this issue truly affects not only our older population, but also our community. We hope to provide some key takeaways about things they can do in their life – whether they need to get physically stronger or have their home assessed, for example – to reduce or remove the risk.”

The twelve winners of the AAUW Whidbey Island scholarships this year were Sarah Aree (Clinton), Kayli Bobson (Oak Harbor), Elisabeth Findley (Langley), Emma Gossler (Clinton), Haven Lemme (Oak Harbor), Dulce McClure (Oak Harbor), Maggie Nattress (Langley), Maile Rivers (Oak Harbor), Alexis San Angelo (Oak Harbor), Morgan Stevens (Coupeville), Audrey Taylor (Oak Harbor) and Grace Waite (Oak Harbor). Proud family members looked on as each girl recounted what core classes, electives and field trips she had taken and what she found most exciting and enjoyable about her experience. The goal of the program is to have young girls become excited and self-confident in the STEM areas, since these are ones in which women are under-represented in our society today.

There is no need to sign up in advance to attend the Falls Prevention Fair and there is no cost to attend. Lunch, sponsored by Summer Hill, will be served at 11:30 a.m. and all are welcome. “A fall itself isn’t always the biggest problem,” Lange said. “It can lead from one thing to another. This is a chance for people to take an action, to change something in their life that can keep them safer.” Anyone with questions can call the Oak Harbor Senior Center at 360-279-4580. More information on fall prevention can be found online at www.ncoa.org.

Oktoberfest, Oak Harbor style

The scholarship funds supporting this program were raised by the local branch of AAUW as well as through the generosity of the ARISE Charitable Trust in Freeland and member Christina Moats, owner of Christina’s Island Real Estate. The purpose of AAUW is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Barb Bland at barble@comcast.net or Erlene Little at jelittle2@earthlink.net for information. [Submitted by Meg Eisenbraun, AAUW Whidbey Island Branch]

South Whidbey Ryther Mardi Unit Dinner & Auction

Photos courtesy of Oak Harbor Main Street Association The Oak Harbor Main Street Association will hold its second annual Oktoberfest from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday on Pioneer Way in downtown Oak Harbor. The event will feature live music, a beer garden, local vendors and lots of great food. “It’s Oak Harbor’s version of a beer and food festival,” said Mandi Rothman, interim executive director of OHMSA. “Oak Harbor has a diverse and unique cultural tapestry and that’s something to celebrate.” The event is free to attend. All proceeds from the beer garden will be shared between OHMSA and the Oak Harbor Rotary, which is coordinating the beer garden. “We want to continue to bring people to our beautiful, historic downtown and celebrate community,” Rothman said. “Who doesn’t like pretzels and beer on a nice Saturday?” More information is available at www.oakharbormainstreet.org.

The South Whidbey Ryther Mardi Unit is planning another great Dinner and Auction for Saturday, October 21 at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club. Ryther offers and develops safe places and opportunities for children, youth and families to heal and grow. The menu this year is: Alder Plank Salmon with a Blackberry port wine sauce topped with a huckleberry peach chutney or Wild mushroom, bacon, asiago cheese stuffed chicken breast with a Marsala cream sauce. This year’s theme is “Step-Up and Support Ryther” and you can win a prize by having the best decorated shoe attire. Some of the auction auction items include: Disneyland tickets, a 7 day Holland America Cruise for 2, wine baskets, ski lift tickets, lots of gift cards and many more items you will want to bid on. Doors open at 5:00pm and dinner begins at 6:00pm. The cost of this fun event is $35 per person. Please contact Sara Wilcox for information and tickets at saraw@ whidbey.com or (360) 331-7103. [Submitted by Sara Wilcox]

Island County Museum Presents Oak Harbor: At Work & At Play Oak Harbor: At Work & At Play is the title of a new exhibit now open through December at the Island County Museum in Coupeville. The

Goosefoot and the Economic Development Council (EDC) are continuing to offer workshops to assist entrepreneurs in getting their businesses off the ground or to help established businesses. Workshops are free and full details can be found at www.whidbeykitchen. org. New workshops this fall include Websites: How to Get Started, Selling Online, and Facebook (Advanced). Repeating workshops will include How to Start a Business, Building a Marketing Plan, and Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs. All workshops, except for Food Business Licensing, apply to all types of businesses. Of particular interest to food entrepreneurs may be Goosefoot’s Introduction to Food Business Licensing Requirements & Costs. Participants will not only learn about licensing requirements for different products and costs incurred before even stepping into a kitchen, but also about locally available small business resources and loans. To encourage small business development, Goosefoot and the Port of South Whidbey are collaborating on renovating and expanding an existing commercial kitchen at the Island County Fairgrounds. All workshops are free. Unless otherwise noted, workshops take place at the Bayview School building, upper level classroom, 5611 Bayview Road, Langley. To register, please email frankie@goosefoot.org or call (360) 321-4145.

Senior Thrift Now Accepting Donations Senior Thrift, located at 5518 Woodard Ave. in Freeland, is now accepting donations Saturdays & Sundays only from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Senior Thrift had to get rid of almost its entire inventory due to smoke damage and is restocking while repairs are being made. The goal is to re-open by the Thanksgiving holiday shopping season. To schedule a donation pickup during the week, call (360) 331-5701.

Garry Oak Gallery Welcomes Guest Artist Marcia Muchnick, pottery artist, is a guest artist at Garry Oak Gallery from September 1 through December 31, 2017. Marcia’s Pilgrimage Pottery line is distinctive, hand-thrown pottery with rich glazes and textured details that are lead-free and food safe. Created by Marcia Muchnick, it is functional pottery for everyday use. Her pottery includes hand-thrown mugs, bowls, platters, pots and vases. She’s particularly pleased with her individual covered casseroles. Marcia uses all natural materials in her porcelain, stoneware and paper-clay designs. Come to the Garry Oak Gallery to view the beautiful pottery artwork of Marcia Muchnick. The gallery is open from 10:30am to 5:30pm daily and is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor. For more information, call (360) 240-0222 or visit www.garryoakgallery.com

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By Carey Ross 9/11: I can tell you exactly what the world does not need on or near any anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever committed on American soil: A movie about that event starring Charlie Sheen. Hell to the no, times infinity, to the power of forever. Sorrynotsorry, Charlie. No stars. (R • 1 hr. 30 min.) American Assassin: It is true I will watch just about any movie starring Michael Keaton. I’m not lying–I recently watched the editedfor-TV version of "Multiplicity," complete with commercial breaks. And it is not a good movie. Either I can’t be trusted when it comes to Keaton, or he elevates everything he’s in, or both.  (R • 1 hr. 51 min.) 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 that it not be utter garbage so Idris Elba can finally realize his potential as my future movie-star boyfriend? I guess it is. Maybe next time, Idris.  (PG-13) Despicable Me 3: The fact this franchise is three movies in and hasn’t made a horrifying misstep yet is just another sign one should never question the bizarrely relatable comedic gifts of Steve Carell. I bow down to you, Gru.  (PG • 1 hr. 30 min.) Dunkirk: My love for director Christopher Nolan is no secret, and I feel like I have been waiting for this movie about the WWII battle and evacuation of Dunkirk just this side of forever. Nolan never lets me down, but I need this to be the one that finally gets him the Best Director Oscar nomination he should’ve gotten for "The Dark Knight." Or "Inception." Or "Interstellar."  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 47 min.) The Emoji Movie: This movie is at 6 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and I have never felt so validated in my life.  (PG • 1 hr. 26 min)


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It: See this movie, never not be afraid of clowns again. I know this because I watched the 1990 miniseries and haven’t gone near a circus since. Just add clowns to dogs, cars, high-school proms, small-town children with scythes, reincarnated toddlers and young girls with daddy issues on the list of things Stephen King has taught me to fear.  (R • 2 hrs. 15 min.)

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Leap: This is a tepid animated adventure in which a pair of orphans escapes their orphanage so she can realize her dream of being a ballerina and he can seize his destiny as a famous inventor. But pretty much all I care about is one of the characters is voiced by Carly Rae Jepsen of “Call Me Maybe” fame. I’m sold.  (PG • 1 hr. 89 min.)

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Mother!: Darren Aronofsky’s ("Black Swan, Requiem For a Dream") highly anticipated psychological thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence is, as expected, hugely polarizing even though no one who has seen it can figure out what they just watched. Genius and madness, thy name is Aronofsky.  (R • 2 hrs.)


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The Hitman’s Bodyguard: This movie comes with the tagline “Get triggered.” Ugh forever. Go see anything else instead.  (R • 1 hr. 51 min.) Home Again: Although Reese Witherspoon– an exceedingly skilled actress–stars in this film, it’s produced by Nancy Meyers, which is your first clue it’s going to be probably bad and possibly insulting to the female audience for which it is intended. But at least someone in it will have a really nice kitchen.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 37 min.)

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Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

A Sip of History – Coffeehouses Just the other day I was at a coffee shop with a friend of mine. Instead of opting to sit in the cozy nooks dotted throughout the quaint interior, we chose to sit outside and enjoy each other’s company and the fresh air. We sipped our beverages – coffee, of course – and then the thought crossed my mind: How long have people been socializing in public places whilst drinking a hot beverage? I mean, it seems so natural nowadays to just pop over to the local café or coffee shop and catch up with someone, but when did this become a “thing?” It is thought coffeehouses have been around for centuries and their prescription for chit chat and imbibing coffee has been doled out for just as long. Western knowledge and awareness of the existence of the coffee bean was all seemingly thanks to European trade with the Ottoman Empire. The first coffeehouse is said to have been opened sometime around 1530 in Damascus and many more establishments opened their doors in Egypt not long after. Later, in the 17th century, a French traveler and writer described his experience at a coffeehouse he had come across in Persia. It was a place where people could discuss political matters in total freedom and without fear of persecution, as the government didn’t seemingly pay much mind to the voice of the people, according to this French traveler’s account. Something I found interesting was that coffee appeared around the same time in Europe, and very soon after, coffeehouses began to spring up all over the continent. Coffeehouses were places of intense political debate when they first appeared on the scene. But what they have evolved into seems to be quite different, barring one fundamental aspect they are gathering places. Initially women were banned from coffeehouses in certain parts of Europe during the 1700s, and even stranger still is they began to become more popular with the rise of circulating libraries and publications which made their rounds. In the 1960s, American coffeehouses got a makeover. Their center shifted a little; the limelight focused on the youth of the time. The political climate in America then seemed to fit the music (particularly folk tunes), and so


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music became a very common, very central focal point of coffeehouse gatherings. But the true meaning of an authentic coffee shop was far from well-known in an average American house until about the 1990s. A coffee shop was a family-style restaurant and most of the revenue of said “coffee shop,” strangely enough, didn’t actually come from the sale of coffee. We seem to be getting back to the true roots of coffee shops as of late, however. The fundamentals of a coffee house, it would seem, are similar to today – a place to gather, socialize, discuss things and of course, read. Today we have Wi-Fi and internet so we can even work with the rich aroma of roasted coffee beans tantalizing our olfactory nerves. What is it about a cozy setting that makes drinking any beverage and eating something a really enjoyable affair? And what does traditional café food look like, anyway? It depends largely on where the coffee shop is located. For example, in certain parts of Europe, some coffee shops serve alcohol. Personally, from what I’ve seen (and I’ve seen many the interior of a coffee shop) the menu is typically small and simple, which is usually better, honestly. If I don’t have to stand for ages and ages reading a lengthy menu, trying to decide what I want to nibble on because it all sounds so wonderful, then that’s great! What is always nice when you go to a coffee shop however, is when they keep their standard, winning menu items, AND include one or two seasonal treats. With fall rolling in soon, I anticipate a massive upsurge in pumpkin-y treats, cinnamon topped something-or-others, and apple pie goodness to boot. That’s what I mean by seasonal treats; so along with my spinach and egg English muffin, I can grab a pumpkin spice muffin to go as well. Or perhaps a tall pumpkin spice latte is all I’m in the mood for and undoubtedly every single coffee shop throughout the U.S. will have one of these soon. But I guess it still doesn’t answer the question “what does traditional coffee shop food look like?” I’ll reiterate, I don’t think there is a set menu for any one particular coffee shop and largely they mirror each other, in that certain items are found across the board no matter the coffee establishment. I


usually see cookies and muffins and a sweet bread or two. In addition, there are always savory options such as quiche, savory muffins, deli meat croissants, or a breakfast item on an English muffin. With this in mind, could you and would you turn your own kitchen into a café for fun one morning? You could invite your friends over, bust out the French press or espresso machine and show off your coffeehouse skills in your own home. Turn on some folk music too, why not? Bake up a batch of cinnamon snickerdoodles, maybe an apple pie muffin, and create a vegetable quiche to fill the bellies of those whom you’ve invited into your kitchen-coffeehouse. Looking for new and exciting ways to entertain friends and family is always a learning curve for anyone. There are so many ways in which we can use history and times past to breathe new life in to our daily routine. Dear readers, I hope you decide on an in-home coffeehouse morning with your loved ones, and if you do, I hope some wonderful music is included. If your menu includes a little snack, that’s great, and just in case I’m including a recipe for apple pie muffins, one I’ve used countless times since coming across it. I hope you enjoy them if you make them and if you do, let me know how you like them! You can send any and all comments, questions, information and definitely recipes you would like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ gmail.com because as always, I’d love to hear from you, so Lets Dish! Apple Pie Muffins 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups diced apples (I use granny smith)


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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 For more Meetings and Organizations, visit www.whidbeyweekly.com

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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

Topping ½ cup brown sugar 1/3 cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon To make the topping, mix together all topping ingredients in a small bowl until it’s a little crumbly and set aside. In a separate large bowl whisk oil, egg, brown sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth. In another separate bowl, sift flour, salt and baking soda together. Stir oil mixture and buttermilk alternately into the flour mix until all incorporated. Fold in chopped apples and spoon into greased muffin cups. Fill 2/3 of the way. Sprinkle topping over each muffin cup and bake at 350°F for 25–30 minutes or until golden brown and top is springy. Remove from heat, cool and serve just warm (perhaps with crème fraiche if you have some) and enjoy! www.food.com/recipe/the-best-apple-pie-muffinsever-110506 To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Whatever your problems this week, you will not face them alone. In fact, it’s possible that too much help when you least need or want it is your major headache. While it may be true that too many cooks in the kitchen spoil the broth, you might save your sanity by taking control and delegating a task to each individual. There is strength in numbers if you play things right. Look to the 16th and after for clues. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Lively as things have been around home, lately, getting away for a while will probably do you good. The pretexts for doing so are likely to be numerous this week. Education and children are two among many reasons that might pull you away from the house. Whatever calls you away is likely to be fun, if for no other reason than that it’s a welcome diversion from the daily routine. Watch for life to get busy after the 16th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Friends are apt to play a big role in your week. Be aware that it’s a time of quantity over quality in your life at present, which means that certain ones among the crowd may surprise you with some rather dubious traits. Mixing business with pleasure is especially risky in this regard. Knowing your limits and sticking to them no matter how the crowd goes is always a good rule. Things start to move on and after the 16th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You will find it easiest to follow your heart’s desire unimpeded by the wants and needs of others if you act early in the week. Then is a good time for any activities you prefer to undertake alone. The picture changes rapidly after mid-week, notably on the 16th, when outside influences begin to impinge on your time. People in need of your understanding and nurture are more likely to appear at that time. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Your satisfactions are likely to be many this week, not the least of which is that people will look to you for support in their moments of uncertainty. It’s your calming presence in the center of what might otherwise be chaos that will matter most to them. Count family and close friends as the ones who will need you most. The benefit of their attention on you is high on the 16th, when somehow you’ll just know the right thing to say. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Authorities and would-be authorities may come across a little heavy for your tastes this week, but it’s an otherwise satisfying time in your life. A little more room to operate independently of father figures might be the only thing you would ask. If the heavies get

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) The many grand plans for expanding yourself spiritually and otherwise that you’ve devised over the past year are coming to fruition now. It’s time to look at what you’ve accomplished in the arena of self-improvement, with an eye to ending what is not working and expanding and growing what has succeeded. A lot is happening this week to help you in your task. Use the events of the 16th as a guide. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) The present care-free attitude of yours that some find so annoying carries on this week. Those who long for a return to the more-harding version of you must learn patience. The networking you can accomplish in your current mood will prove highly valuable in the near future, so ignore the disapproving looks. All will get done in due time. Use the present for cultivating your contacts, which on the 16th are likely to be many. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) “Why?” is probably a question that never really leaves your mind these days. The answers to your personal puzzles, however lofty or inconsequential, are this week to be found among unlikely people, at unlikely places and times. You won’t know in advance that the universe is setting you up for a big one, so don’t try to second guess the process. Be happy, go with flow, and keep your eyes and ears open on the 16th. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Spur of the moment whims and unexpected flights of fancy are likely to drive your behavior more than you like or are willing to admit this week. Resistance will only trip up your schedule further, so you may as well succumb and enjoy the ride. Just going along with whatever comes is not your style, but there may be a method behind the madness. You won’t know unless you explore. The 16th is a likely case in point. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Peer pressure is likely to dictate your choices more than is usual for you this week, sending you in unexpected directions you wouldn’t otherwise take. That can be a good thing, if you go into it with an attitude of fun and a mind open to learn. Some of the short journeys you’re liable to take on or after the 16th will be deceptive in what they promise to deliver. Some apparently frivolous activities can ultimately prove most valuable. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You won’t know until well after the fact whether expenditures made for business and pleasure this week result in a net gain or a loss. This means there is no use worrying over every penny you spend. Enjoy each moment for what it brings and prepare to encounter some unlikely circumstances that could ultimately work out much to your liking. The 16th is a particularly good day to be spontaneous. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

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recall Larry's smiles and post concert gift baskets of mustard for the performers. Never at a loss for words, Larry enjoyed sharing his talents with the talented. Larry is survived by his loving mother Dottie Vetter of Burbank, CA; brother Tom Vetter and sister-in-law Dee, also of Burbank, CA; Uncle Tom and Aunt Barbara of San Juan Capistrano,CA, and Laura Fitzgerald, Larry's life long companion, of Langley, WA. Thankfully, Larry got to live out his wish to stay at home with Laura as his primary caregiver, and also with the wonderful and excellent support of two magnificent teams–Whidbey Health Home Health and Whidbey Health Hospice Care. In light of the wonderful and excellent support given to Larry by his superb team of caregivers, Larry's family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to either Whidbey Health Home Health or Whidbey Health Hospice Care, 101 N. Main Street, Coupeville, WA 98239.

Hitoko (Tonko) A Rochefort Hitoko (Tonko) A Rochefort – June, 1934 to August, 2017. She was born in Japan in 1934 and was the youngest of 7 children. She met her husband Jim (Rocky) Rochefort in 1958 while he was stationed in Japan. They fell in love and married in 1959. Thanks to the Navy, they traveled to California, Tennessee, Okinawa, and finally settled in Oak Harbor, WA. She became a US citizen and was very proud of this achievement.

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 on in Oak Harbor, WA, at the age of 50.

Tonko loved to be outside in her garden planting flowers and watching them grow and bloom. She also loved to play bingo and sing karaoke. She loved to travel and was able to RV the western US, fly to Hawaii several times and go back to Japan to see her family as well. She finally made it to the “other” Washington and got to tour the White House.

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, trapping 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) Trease of Columbus, MS. Tim is also survived by his motherin-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 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. 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.

Larry Vetter On August 26, after enjoying sixty seven years of food, fellowship, and fun, Larry Vetter, known throughout the Northwest as Lopez Larry, moved on to join his father Al in the Heavenly kitchen. Born in Independence, MO, February 16, 1950 to Mom Dottie and Dad Al, Larry was a joy-filled young boy learning from his parents all about cooking, cleaning, and running a kitchen after moving to Downey, CA in 1955. Larry's chef experiences began in his teen years when his family began operating a fast food drive-in. When Larry was not playing soccer and surfing at Huntington Beach, he was flipping burgers and making traditional burritos for the customers. As Larry would say, “cook down the meat, and burn down the bone.” After graduating from high school, Larry served our country in the U.S. Army in the area of military intelligence. After Larry's honorable discharge during the Vietnam War, he served as an EMT before beginning his two decade career as a chef in four and five star restaurants. Working in high end steak houses throughout the western United States, Larry shared his talents creating quality cuisines. With his love of travel and people, Larry would move about from one location to another, using the menu from his last restaurant as his resume. It worked every time. Larry always got hired. After discovering Lopez Island, Larry hung up his chef's apron for a few months to begin a landscaping business. However, when he was not in the garden, Larry was back with his apron, making his unique sauces to sell at the local farmers markets. After several months, Larry realized his life-long skills could be better utilized by focusing on his cooking. So, with his perennial smile and signature hat, Lopez Larry's Soon to be Famous Mustard Sauces were born. That was almost thirty years ago. When Larry wasn't cooking gourmet dinners for his friends, after a busy summer season, and before the holidays, Larry would head to eastern Washington for more fun around the campfire, cooking the day's catch of fresh fish while sharing classic stories. Any musicians who ever played the Loganberry Festival at the Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island will


Most of all she loved her family. Ton-chan leaves behind her husband Jim Rochefort of 58 years, daughters Kathy Sharkey, Joanne Jimerson, Dianne Baldwin and son Jimmy Rochefort, 10 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren. We love you and miss you with all our hearts.

Ethel June Deasy Our Mother, Ethel June Deasy was born May 21, 1929. After 88 years of nurturing with hands and heart, she passed away peacefully in her sleep September 2, 2017. Mom and Dad, George W. Deasy, semi-retired 45 years ago and moved to Coupeville, a quaint community they called paradise. They raised their daughter, Cindy Deasy and shared their company with three sons and daughters in law, George D. and Marlene, Doug and Johne, and Dave and Marlene; and their 7 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. Mom shared her passion for baking (especially cakes, bread and pies), canning and dining with everyone she met. The artist in Mom was expressed in gifts she made with thread, needle, and cloth, all with loving care. Mom, we love you so much, and we will all miss you, our hearts are with you. Don’t worry, we will be OK. You have given us the strength to go on. Always in our hearts. Mom was preceded in death by her loving husband, George William Deasy and daughter Carol. Services were held September 8, 2017

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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 the 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.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel 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.

Quality of Life SeminarRetirement Planning Seminar Wednesday, September 27, 12:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Lunch at 12:00pm with Seminar starting 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. Find 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.

Croptoberfest 2017 Friday, October 20, 9:30am-5:30pm and/or Saturday, October 21, 9:30am-5:30pm Private Residence, Oak Harbor Two fun-filled days of scrapbooking fun to preserve your special memories! Registration includes: gifts, challenges, prizes, drawings, ideas, inspiration, morning goodies, lunch and most importantly, fun and fellowship. Beginners and experienced welcome. Bring what you have or supplies are available for purchase. Come both days and you can leave your things overnight. Register by October 2 for Early Bird Fees of only $20-$23 per day. After October 2 Fees $25-$28 per day. Event is held in my Oak Harbor home. Seating is limited, your seat is confirmed when your registration form and fee is received. Contact Nancy Cunningham, Creative Memories Independent Advisor, (808) 779-8280 or picsonapage@gmail.com for a registration form or more information.

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

AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE 1994 Geo Tracker, 2-door, convertible, 2WD. 125,000 miles, great condition. $1500 or best offer. Call (360) 6754589 1966 Thunderbird Honeydew Yellow, color code L, black interior. 390 V-8. Sequential turn signals. Tilt-away steering wheel. Number 2 condition (Old Car Price Guide). Rust Free. Original invoice and service manual. Always stored in a garage. Outstanding condition! Must sell do to health issues. $15,500. Insured by Hagerty's for $18,000. Call (360) 331-1063 (5)

BOATS/PARTS FOR SALE 1978 Glasply Runabout boat, 18 ft long, inboard/outboard OMC Drive with less than 200 hours on engine. Comes with newer EZ Loader trailer, new seats and battery, downriggers, fish finder, CB radio and more. Will not start - needs work of unknown nature. $600 OBO (360) 321-6031 (0)

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES ESTATE SALE: Friday, September 15 & Saturday, September 16, 8am-?, 1963 Zylstra Rd. Tools, Furniture, Musical Instruments and equipment, snowmobiles, 1980 Ford Truck, Car/home stereo gear, men's clothing, bedding.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (360) 221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon

boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSou ndDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault, Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Victim Support Services has Advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line (888) 388-9221. Free Service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org

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

JOB MARKET Periodically need help with yard work and need monthly help with housework. On bus line, Crockett Lake, Coupeville (360) 678-7591 (2) 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. (1) PT Evening Janitorial – Freeland/Clinton: Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 11 hours per week. Start time flexible (after 6pm/earlier on Saturday); compensation, $12 per hour, part-time; Earn parttime income of $500+ per month! Must have valid DL,


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Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc. We Manage Your Home As If It Were Our Own. 360-675-9596 • www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor cell phone, pass background/ drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. E-mail: susan.valenzuela@ybswa.net (0) DRIVERS: Part-time, full-time, on-call & weekend driver positions available. Must have or be willing to obtain CDL Class B with P2 passenger endorsement. If interested, please contact Brent at (360) 679-4003 or find an application online at www.seatacshuttle.com/ employment.php

JEWELRY White 8 MM button pearl earrings, $45; Light blue/gray 9-10 MM Baroque pearl earrings, $55; Oval amethyst ring set in sterling silver, $75. Call (360) 331-1063 (1)

wooden frames for mattress/ box spring. Each frame has solid maple pineapple style headboard and footboard; One twin-size BeautiGlide box spring/mattress frame with roller feet, $50; Large rug, roughly 8 x 8 feet, rust color with white and royal blue border. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (0)

LAWN AND GARDEN Pole cutter for tree branches. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (0) Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey (360) 321-1624


APPLIANCES GE Profile Range: 4 Propane burners with Electric oven. Good condition, $700, you pick up. Greenbank (360) 914-4304 or anadball@yahoo. com (1)

HOME FURNISHINGS Small TV/radio cabinet. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 6781167 (0) Seville Pillow Top mattress and box springs by Eloquence, excellent condition, $150. Russ (360) 582-7397 (0) Trunk, 36” long x 20” wide x 12” high; Metal storage racks with 3/4” particle board, 4’ x 5’ shelving; Two twin-size No Cheating!

Top Quality Cedar Wine Racks, $200 ea. 5 Available. Each rack holds 144 bottles with a slant display and 11 slots below. Professional grade wine racks made by APEX in Monroe, WA. 52" wide x 48" high x 14" deep. Western Red Cedar 3/4" Sanded/beveled wood (vs. usual 1/2" pine) and very well constructed. Fantastic condition. To buy these new would be over $400+ tax, freight and as-

sembly. Price is firm. (360) 678-6624 (1) 3.5 yards of 44-45” quilted Christmas fabric (plus some bias-cut matching fabric). Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (0) Homelite ST-155 string trimmer, never used, $60; 30-gallon cardboard drum with lid; 8-ft jumper cables in car emergency kit; floral cloth shower curtain with 12 rings; Brita filter pitcher with 2 filters; full size bed sheets - one flat, one fitted; 20-piece fine porcelain dinnerware (4 place settings). Reasonable offers considered. (360) 675-0379 (2) Pieces of wood with good quality, decorative, colorful design. The boards are 3/4” thick and approx. 6” wide; lengths are approx. 73-3/8”, 52-1/2”, 27-1/4”, and 8”; Particle board sheets, 3/4” thick, 4’ x 5’; Stained glass terrarium (approx. 26-1/2 “ tall; diameter of top plate - 10”; diameter of bottom approx 16”); The Big Train by Lehman-Gross-Bahn. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (0) Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They

are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES Excellent Grass Hay for Sale. Good for horses, $7 per bale, 20 bale minimum. (360) 3211624 If you or someone you know needs help in feeding pet(s), WAIF Pet Food Banks may be able to help. Pet Food Banks are located at WAIF thrift stores in Oak Harbor (50 NE Midway Blvd) and Freeland (1660 Roberta Ave) and are generously stocked by donations from the community. If you need assistance, please stop by.

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