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SUNDAY, AUG. 13 12:48 am, Patmore Rd. Caller reporting hearing gunshots, yelled “Knock that shit off, too late for that, ain't no huntin' at night.” There were no voices, just heard more gun shots after. 12:41 pm, SR 525 Reporting party advising were confronting ferry line cutter who began to swear at reporting party and tell him to get back in his car; reporting party feels threatened. 7:25 pm, Carl Ave. Reporting party advising her child is fighting with her. Hit the reporting party in the face, not listening. States her behavior is unacceptable. Denies aid. 8:39 pm, Lisa St. Caller advising a cat has become very aggressive, has attacked several people. Now contained in bedroom; requesting phone call to know what to do.








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MONDAY, AUG. 14 7:17 am, Shuksan Dr. Requesting call. Advising subjects called police on him for parking his vehicle on Shuksan Dr. Advising subjects also took pictures of him; wants law enforcement to contact them to delete those photos. 8:14 am, SR 20 Caller reporting last Thursday saw vehicle southbound passing over solid line, nearly hit oncoming traffic. Advising same time this morning had a vehicle nearly run caller off the road trying to pass. 11:30 am, SR 20 Caller advising laptop flew off top of car at location, caller stopped to pick it up and wants to turn it in, has no cell phone but can be at police department around 12:10 and will wait for contact. 2:43 pm, Bartl Dr. Advising neighbors raising goats; states this area is zoned “rural residential” and thinks they are not supposed to have goats; also the smell is very bad. 3:00 pm, Maxwelton Rd. Caller reporting three llamas loose near primary school and headed toward the festival. Caller advising they're headed for the field, away from the road now. 4:56 pm, Honeymoon Bay Rd. Reporting a group of juveniles running into traffic yelling obscenities, obstructing traffic on Honeymoon Bay Rd. 5:49 pm, Best Rd. Caller advising they were running errands, came back and BBQ is laying on the side; nothing stolen that call can tell, says this same thing happened the other day and caller thinks it is strange. 7:28 pm, Ault Field Rd. Caller advising older male walking on Clover Valley Rd flashed money at caller to get a ride. TUESDAY, AUG. 15 2:16 am, Big Cedar Ln. Caller states someone is running through woods playing loud music. Music sounds taunting; “You're the One that I Want,” from Grease, playing over and over. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

Thanks for getting this far. Surely you could have started somewhere else. More than most folks, I have started many times but not finished. Hopefully, we can all finish what we have started, but only if we remember what it was we started in the first place. Frannie Frannie Sunday, during the Seahawks game, many of us Fran fans joined at the Langley United Methodist Church to celebrate and rejoice together in her honor. Not that memorializing the life of a dear friend is easy, for me, it is necessary. For me and Frannie, it was my responsibility. If Frannie had not been such a jokestress, sharing her wisdom and lust for life would not be part of today's page three. I would be too sad. Frannie did not do sad, or if she did, it did not last too long. Out came her Dad's duck call. Frannie was at the other end of sad. Frannie was at the center of joy. In fact, Fran was a stickler for joy, riding her joy stick and whipping it on others when she felt like it. One would not be surprised when she met you at the front door of her parents' home in Langley, smiling with your adult beverages at the ready, Sirius FM 40's Big Band station blaring in the living room, while readying to share a shocker. “Jimmy, did you know there are two things I have never done? I have never smoked a joint, and I've never had a one night stand. Of course, no one has ever asked me.” How is that for the humor of a 90 year young host? During Sunday's celebration of Frannie's life, Pastor Mary Boyd shared Bible readings from Matthew 5:1-11, and Philippians 4:4-9. After she had shared the second passage, a few light bulbs went on in the back row of my mind. A part of that same scripture, verse 8, had been written on the cover of a pamphlet gifted each student in our 12th grade English class. The pamphlet was Elbert Hubbard's Message to Garcia. The scripture verse noted on each of our copies was written and signed by our teacher, the stately and statuesque Miss Margaret D. Reid. Boy, did she make us read. “Finally, my brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honest, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good report; if there is any virtue and if there is any praise, think about these things.” Praise on So, in honor of Frannie, let me cut to the quick, her reception team, Linda Tuck and the United Methodist Women and Friends from the Rod and Gun Club, often referred by Fran as the God 'n Run. Anyone who has ever paid attention to efficiency can appreciate seeing it. Such was the case Sunday as I watched the aforementioned masters congregate, decorate, and officiate the before, during and after reception for one of the most well fed groups in Fellowship Hall history. Did you known there are designer deviled eggs now? Something about eating deviled eggs at a church gives me pause, and my paws were aplenty. Balsamic vinegar and bacon deviled eggs? Yep, we had 'em. Fresh boiled shrimp delivered to your table? Yep, we had 'em. Not sure how many brownies the young three year old girl had, but what would one expect when the plate, stacked three high with delicious homemade brownies made by someone's grandma, is at her eye level?

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After all was said, done, and put away, community hero and videographer Clancy Dunnigan walked out of the hall with some of the best tasting tuna sandwiches ever gifted a young man from Texas. Ryther Center Yep, the ballet of Team Frannie at the reception was the kind of video I would like to see on my TV. Women in a church kitchen being efficient. Looking for stuff men put away, breaking out the silver service for coffee, tossing linen tablecloths on round tables, setting home-grown flowered bouquets. Tasks of the moment, accomplished without stress, without worry, without confusion. Fran was quite active with the Mardi Unit of Ryther Center for Children and Youth, www.ryther.org. She and her team of wizards, now under the direction of Sara Wilcox, have an annual auction at the Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun. This year's, Saturday, October 21 at 5pm, will feature a silent and live auction with auctioneer extraordinaire Michael McInerney, excellent food, outstanding beverages, and some of the greatest people ever born.

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Most of the people who will be there are friends of Frannie. Those who did not know her will hear of her. Frannie was more accepting of people than anyone I have ever met. If she liked you, she loved you. If she didn't like you, you'd never know it. Our world has lost a few degrees on the acceptance chart. Fran never did. As her dear friend Karen McInerney said, “Look at the different kinds of people in her life. Who else but Frannie would know you, me, and Bruce, and accept us like she does!” Bruce is Bruce Allen, city councilman of Langley, and also the eulogizer for Fran's service. Eulogist? Eulogenarian? Anyway, Bruce was superlative in presenting Fran's life and personality to those present. Thankfully, Clancy captured the ceremony on video. It's not easy to sing In the Garden, or Just a Closer Walk with Thee. So, I did not try. Even more thankfully, I was seated in the very back, in a row I created with one chair and a wall, right by the electric wheelchair, with basket in front. Someday, I may have one of those. In my basket, there will be a picture of Fran and Howie on their 50th wedding anniversary, standing in the waters of the Puget Sound. Fran in her gown, Howie in his tux, champagne glasses high above the tide. The smiles on their faces, the twinkles in their eyes, and the joy in their presence is what I want to be reminded of. Just like Philippians 4:8, marked on the front of my fifty-two year old pamphlet. Had I read and understood the meaning of those thirty eight translated words from the Aramaic of the Peshitta, I surely would not have spent so much of my life complaining, worrying, and whining.

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Thanks to Fran, I will carry on with her lead – trying to accept others, trying to spread joy, and trying only to curse around people who can tolerate me. Fran taught me lots. She will continue to teach me lots when South Whidbey Historical Society archivist Bob Waterman finishes transcribing her conversations with him over the last two years. Wonder how many bleeps there will be? Whenever Frannie would drive out of my caboose driveway, she'd lay on her car horn like a high school senior on graduation day. Frannie never grew up. She grew on. She grew on you like a blackberry bush in August, every time you were with her. I'm not gonna cry, Frannie. Not yet. Not until I hit this period. Bakar, Bakar.

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Bits & Pieces ber. In 2017, it will be observed on Tuesday, September 26. Visit NationalVoterRegistrationDay.org for more information. Events on Tuesday, September 26: Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Dr. 10:00am to 1:00pm NAS Whidbey Island Galley 1040 W. Intruder St, Bldg #382 10:00am to 1:00pm

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[Submitted by Michele Reagan, Elections Supervisor, Island County Auditor’s Office]

Skagit Valley College Foundation Earns Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency

Stand with the Puyallup tribe this Thursday afternoon 9/21/17 to oppose Puget Sound Energy’s expansion of fracked gas infrastructure in Washington state. Australian-owned Puget Sound Energy (PSE) wants to build a huge liquified natural gas (LNG) facility in Tacoma on the Puyallup river, despite community and Puyallup tribe opposition. We are rallying at PSE’s offices as part of a regional day of action and at their home office in Australia. Locally we will gather at PSE’s offices for a vigil and both to thank PSE for their efforts to promote conservation, but also to inform them of our fervent opposition to their plans for converting their Colstrip, MT plant to fracked gas and developing a LNG facility in Tacoma on the Puyallup river. A formal letter will be presented the manager stating the foregoing and urging them to support the urgent need to a just and rapid transition to clean renewables energy. PSE has two locations on Whidbey. Their Freeland office is located at 1794 Main St, Freeland, WA 98249. Their Oak Harbor office is located at 360 N Oak Harbor St, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. We do this in solidarity with the Puyallup tribe and for present and future generations. Join us Thursday, at 34:30 PM 9/21Bring a sign. Mni Wiconi. Gary Piazzon, Coupeville

National Voter Registration Day On September 26, 2017, the Island County Elections Department will be joining with thousands of other election officials and others across the country to celebrate National Voter Registration Day with focused, nonpartisan voter registration efforts and related publicity campaigns. To help ensure successful efforts, the Island County Elections Department is calling on community partners in Island County including libraries, universities, nonprofits, and businesses – to join in this effort by directing those interested in registering to a local voter registration drive on National Voter Registration Day or to come to the Island County Elections Office at 400 N Main Street, Coupeville. Every year millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. National Voter Registration Day seeks to help eligible voters across the country participate in our democratic process. Please visit Island County Auditor’s Elections staff and their partner, Sno Isle Library, at the Oak Harbor Library if you are interested in registering during the event. Island County Auditor’s Elections staff will be conducting a National Voter Registration Day event on board Naval Air Station Whidbey Island for active duty military, dependents and military contract workers on September 26 at the Galley. The Elections staff will have Federal Voting Assistance Program forms available for voters who wish to register to vote in other states. Voter registration events will be ongoing during the week of September 25-29 at the Island County Elections Office, 400 N Main St, Coupeville. National Voter Registration Day has been endorsed by the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS). It is further supported by the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). National Voter Registration Day is held on the fourth Tuesday of Septem-

(Front L to R): Karin Williams, Fiscal Analyst; Anne Clark, Vice President of Advancement and Executive Director for SVC Foundation; Kelly Reep, Community Relations & Special Events Manager; Shannon O’Neil, Administrative Services Manager; (Back L to R): Pam Davis, Development and Donor Relations Manager; Chad Pettay, Associate Director for Residence Life; Brad Tuininga, Director of Philanthropy.

Skagit Valley College Foundation is excited to announce that it has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that highlight the progress it is making toward its mission, SVC Foundation is helping donors and supporters better understand the Foundation’s achievements. “With our focus on excellence and our longheld belief in being transparent about our work, we are excited to share our efforts in a user-friendly and highly visual manner,” said Anne Clark, Vice President of College Advancement and Executive Director for SVC Foundation. To reach the Platinum level, SVC Foundation added extensive information to its Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar, which included contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; qualitative information about goals, strategies, and capabilities; and quantitative information about results and progress. Visit https://www.guidestar.org/ profile/91-1012915# About SVC Foundation — Since 1978, generous donors, enthusiastic alumni, and dedicated volunteers have helped sustain and grow SVC Foundation with their donations, support, and insight to build one of the premier community college foundations in Washington. With the leadership of a volunteer Board of Governors, SVC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is focused on excellence. It assists students with scholarships, emergency funds, childcare vouchers, and opportunities for excellence; it also enhances college development initiatives and instructional innovations. To learn more about the many opportunities to support Skagit Valley College students and programs, visit www.skagitfoundation.org or call (360) 416-7717. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer SVC]

Larsen to Host Six Veterans Forums Northwest Washington veterans are invited to participate Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host six Veterans Forums in San Juan, Snohomish, Skagit, Whatcom and Island counties. The forums, which begin on October 15, are opportunities for veterans to receive updates on legislation affecting them and get answers to questions about reforms at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), health care, job training and housing. “Veterans know their community better than anybody,” said Larsen, a senior member of the

House Armed Services Committee, “and that is part of the reason these forums are so important – hearing veterans’ questions, concerns, and ideas directly from the community is the single best way I know how to become a better veterans’ advocate in Congress.” Go to www.larsen.house.gov/veteransforums to view a full list Veterans Forums in October. [Submitted by Douglas Wagoner, Rep. Rick Larsen’s office]

Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Board The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve as a Member at Large. The Parks and Recreation Act of 1978 (Public Law 95-625, Section 508(a) (92 Stat.3507) established Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve to protect, preserve and interpret the nationally significant historical resources of the Central Whidbey Island Historic District. A nine-member Trust Board representing the National Park Service, Washington State Parks, Island County, and the Town of Coupeville provides for collaborative management and administration of the Reserve. The Island County Board of Commissioners appoints four members to the Trust Board to serve four year terms. The current vacancy will run from October 2017 to October 2021. Interested individuals should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve Trust Board Vacancy, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@ co.island.wa.us Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

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Here’s Your Retirement Countdown

If you want to enjoy a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you don’t need to have been born rich or even to have earned scads of money during your working years. But you do need to make the right moves at the right time – which means you might want to start a “retirement countdown” well before you draw your final paycheck. What might such a countdown look like? Here are a few ideas:

• Ten years before retirement – At this stage of your career, you might be at, or at least near, your peak earning capacity. At the same time, your kids may have grown and left the home, and you might even have paid off your mortgage. All these factors, taken together, may mean that you can afford to “max out” on your IRA and your 401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan. And that’s exactly what you should do, if you can, because these retirement accounts offer tax benefits and the opportunity to spread your dollars around a variety of investments.

• Five years before retirement – Review your Social Security statement to see how much you can expect to receive each month at various ages. You can typically start collecting benefits as early as 62, but your monthly checks will be significantly larger if you wait until your “full” retirement age, which will likely be 66 (and a few months) or 67. Your payments will be bigger still if you can afford to wait until 70, at which point your benefits reach their ceiling. In any case, you’ll need to weigh several factors – your health, your family history of longevity, your other sources of retirement income – before deciding on when to start taking Social Security.

• One to three years before retirement – To help increase your income stream during retirement, you may want to convert some – but likely not all – of your growth-oriented investments, such as stocks and stock-based vehicles, into income-producing ones, such as bonds. Keep in mind, though, that even during your retirement years, you’ll still likely need your portfolio to provide you with some growth potential to help keep you ahead of inflation.

• One year before retirement – Evaluate your retirement income and expenses. It’s particularly important that you assess your health-care costs. Depending on your age at retirement, you may be eligible for Medicare, but you will likely need to pay for some supplemental coverage as well, so you will need to budget for this.

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

Also, as you get closer to your actual retirement date, you will need to determine an appropriate withdrawal rate for your investments. How much should you take each year from your IRA, 401(k) and other retirement accounts? The answer depends on many factors: the size of these accounts, your retirement lifestyle, your projected longevity, whether you’ve started taking Social Security, whether your spouse is still working, and so on. A financial professional can help you determine an appropriate withdrawal rate. These aren’t the only steps you need to take before retirement, nor do they need to be taken in the precise order described above. But they can be useful as guidelines for a retirement countdown that can help ease your transition to the next phase of your life.

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

Financial Advisor 630 SE Midway Blvd. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (360) 679-2558 jeffery.pleet@edwardjones.com

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Falls Prevention Fair Thursday, September 21, 9:00am-12:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Representatives from local agencies will provide education, resources and samples. Lunch at 11:30am. For more information, call (360) 279-4580.

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

Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, September 21, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from NWCS 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

Hats Off to You! Thursday, September 21, 4:00pm Goose Community Grocer, Langley

Fall Sportsmen’s Sale and Gun Show Saturday, September 23, 7:00pm-9:00pm Sunday, September 24, 9:00am-2:00pm Holmes Harbor Rod & Gun Club, Langley The “Saturday Night Special” show held in the Trap Shack features guns only. Two FFL’s will be available for transfers. The show on Sunday will extend into the main clubhouse and will offer a wide array of sporting gear including guns, ammo, reloading gear, fishing equipment, knives, tools, camping gear, optics, etc. Admission by donation. Located at 3334 Brooks Hill Rd. For table reservations or info, call Mike at (360) 221-7574.

Island Senior Resources Open House Thursday, September 28, 3:00pm-6:00pm South Whidbey Senior Center, Langley

Join Goosefoot for a celebration to THANK YOU for shopping at The Goose and Bayview Center! 4:00pm-6:00pm: Hat Registration, music, and food. 6:00pm-7:00pm: Hat Contest & Auction. For more information, visit www. goosefoot.org, email info@goosefoot.org or call (360) 321-4145.

Learn about resources, activities and volunteer opportunities. Talk with knowledgeable staff about your needs and interests. Meet new people. Explore social opportunities, trips, meals, classes, discussions, music, theater and more. Light refreshments. Attendees will be entered into a raffle for exciting prizes. For more information, visit www.senior-resources. org or call (360) 321-1600 or (360) 678-3373.

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Holmes Harbor Open Golf Tourney

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

Saturday, September 30, 8:15am sign-in Holmes Harbor Golf Course, Freeland

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.

4-Person Scramble, KP & long drive prizes. 9:00am shot gun start. $25 for members, $50 for non-members. For more information, call (360) 331-3295 or visit www.holmesharborgolfcourse.com

Open Mic Night w/Doug Coutts Thursday, September 21, 7:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, September 22, 2:00pm-5:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Zoots 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

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

Mighty to Save Ministries Dinner & Art Auction Saturday, September 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Offering hope to those struggling with addiction. Tickets $25 or $200 for a table of 8. More information at MightToSaveMinistries. org or (360) 929-2959.

Live Music: Original Jim Saturday, September 23, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Poet Laureate: Tod Marshall 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. Made By Hand: Fiber Day Saturday, September 23, 10:00am-12:00pm Freeland Library Join the Whidbey Weavers Guild for two hands-on mini workshops as well as demonstrations of wheel and drop spindle spinning, basketry and loom weaving. Please preregister. Painting Bees with Carla! Saturday, September 23, 11:00am-12:00pm Clinton Library Learn to paint bees in this fun informational class, just bee-cause! Carla is a local artist who is an experienced art teacher. She provides inspiration and easy tips for beginning painters. Retold Tales Through Film Saturday, September 23, 2:00pm-4:30pm Oak Harbor Library

Historian and writer David J. Jepsen, coauthor of Contested Boundaries, A New Pacific Northwest History, will discuss his book.

Septic 101 & 201 Combo Class

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Hero of the Empire” Thursday, September 28, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library

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.

Join us for a discussion of Candice Millard’s “Hero of the Empire,” a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill’s extraordinary and littleknown exploits during the Boer War. For adults. Mystery Lovers Book Group - Kevin O’Brien Thursday, September 28, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library Share your love of mysteries. Read any books by Kevin O’Brien, and join the discussion facilitated by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library. All are welcome. SPELLathon - Can you go the Distance? Saturday, September 30, 6:00pm-8:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. The Friends of the Clinton Library are holding their second annual SPELLathon. Join in this fun and entertaining evening as teams show off their spelling mastery. Assemble your own team or become part of the audience. Music by Heggenes Valley Boys, a silent auction, and a half and half raffle will add to the fun.

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

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

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

Join us for a showing of a film based on Katherine Paterson’s book “The Great Gilly Hopkins”! Free popcorn and movie provided by Friends of the Oak Harbor Library.

Island County Amateur Radio Club

North Sound Writers Group Sunday, September 24, 1:00pm-4:00pm Coupeville Library

Meeting held in the Island County commissioner’s hearing room. Guests are always welcome. Visit www.w7avm.org or email ai7f@w7avm. org for more information.

Join other writers to discuss, problem solve, share and receive feedback and work on the craft of writing. Everyone is welcome. For more information about this group visit northsoundwriters.com Contested Boundaries: A New Pacific Northwest History Tuesday, September 26, 2:00pm Coupeville Library

Saturday, September 30, 9:00am 1 N.E. Sixth Street, Coupeville

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Classes, Seminars and Workshops Learn to Dance at Dan’s Classic Ballroom.Com! Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Club Dances

Thursday, September 21, 5:00pm-8:00pm Nordic Lodge, 62 Jacobs Road, Coupeville

Brown Bag Lunch Tuesday, September 26, 11:30am Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. Guest speaker will be doctor of physical therapy, Dawna Giem. She will be speaking about walking and falls prevention. Bring a lunch and learn at this free event!

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. Found out how the answers to these questions can actually predict how rich and satisfying your retirement years will be. The event is free, please bring a friend. Please RSVP for lunch by calling Deirdre Fairfax (360) 678-6580. Hosted by Edward Jones Financial Advisor Chris Renfro.

Bread for Non-bakers Monday, October 2, 6:00pm-8:00pm Orchard Kitchen, Bayview An eater’s guide to great bread. Selecting, local sources, slicing, storing & refreshing. Also easy bread machine and no-knead bread. Includes samples, demos, recipes by seasoned home baker Jim Hicken. RSVP, questions: hickenj@whidbey.com. Free; all donations to Good Cheer food bank.

COMPASS: A Course for Navy Life Tue-Thur, Oct 17-19, 9:30am-1:30pm NAS Whidbey Island Chapel Course topics include: relocation/moving; deployment; LES/finances; benefits/services; Naval traditions; community; communication. A fun and interactive way to learn about the Navy lifestyle, gear for new spouses. Free to all Navy/USMC spouses, free onsite babysitting. Register online at www.gocompass.org/whidbeyisland.html

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 over night. 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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Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The cast of the Whidbey Playhouse production of “Beehive: The 60s Musical” sing and dance their way through a decade of music. The show runs through Oct. 1.

Beehive is a fun romp through the 60s By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly If you lived through the 60s, you can appreciate the music. If you didn’t, you can still appreciate the music, and you can hear a decade’s worth in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “Beehive: The 60s Musical,” playing now through Oct. 1. Colorful sets, a live band, period clothing and true-to-the-era hairdos – beehives, of course – help the cast of this production bring the sounds of the 60s to the stage in a musical revue of the decade. Co-directed by Allenda Jenkins and Eric George, “Beehive” features an all-female cast and brings the audience along for a journey through a tumultuous time in our nation’s history. “Girl groups” reigned supreme in the early 60s and helped pave the way for solo performers like Janis Joplin, Aretha Franklin and Tina Turner toward the end of the decade. “I had never heard of this production before, but I read it and fell in love,” said Jenkins. “It’s the music of that period all in one show.

I was drawn to the fact it’s only women and it chronicles the big events of the decade and the music that took them through it.” “I would overall describe Beehive as a show about music and how it transcends time,” said George, who makes his directorial debut with this production. “Most of these songs are almost 50 years old and every single person has one that is a favorite. “It also is about female empowerment,” he continued. “It’s a show about women, sung by women, and how they went from shy and quiet to stepping out of the shadows and becoming the strong women we know today.” The show is a different style of production for the Playhouse. While it is scripted, everything is part of a musical revue of sorts by a group of women who make up Beehive. “It’s like coming to a show,” said Jenkins. “The music moves you through the story.” “It’s very women-empowering,” said Erin Pitts, who plays Wanda, and is making her first appearance in a production of any kind.

“It’s been amazing,” she said. “It’s all so new to me and to watch how it comes together, to go from practicing around a table to working with five different choreographers and moving around on stage, it’s been wonderful.”

show from being just a “Broadway show” to something real. The band adapts every show, makes it better every time.”

“Beehive’s” singers range in age from 17 to 48 – meaning only one of them had even born in the 60s. Most of them had at least heard of some of the songs, however.

“I hadn’t realized how much the culture shifted during the 60s,” said Amy Malmaker, who has appeared in other musical productions at the Playhouse. “The music starts off so innocent and some of that goes away as the decade progresses.”

“I knew one song,” admitted 17-year-old Sarah Gallagher, who gets to belt out some Janis Joplin during the second act. “But it’s fun, groovy music with a lot of expression that pertains to the era.” “I knew all the songs. I’m a 60s fanatic,” said Adara Petersen, also 17. “I mostly like British invasion music, but some of the lyrics of these songs are more meaningful. It’s fun and satisfying.” “I love the music; I’ve always had a fondness for 60’s music, I prefer it to most of the stuff we have nowadays,” George said. “I also love the live band. To me it takes the

Cast members researched the artists whose songs they sing in the show, which helped them get a feel for the time period.

“My mom was a music lover, so this is the music I grew up with,” said Germaine Kornegay, who currently serves as a city councilmember in Sedro-Woolley. “I really like that Allenda [Jenkins] does material that is ethnically diverse. It draws me.” From the start, the set of this production will set the tone for audiences. Bright colors, patterns and over-sized paisley fit the era perfectly. A screen behind the band projects

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Clinton spelling bee drawing swarm of eager participants By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The Clinton Community Hall is sure to be abuzz Saturday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. for the second annual Friends of the Clinton Library Spellathon. This is not your average spelling bee. For one, you must be an adult to participate. Two, you compete as a team. Three, you wear costumes that best represent your team name. Last, but definitely not least, the event raises money for a very good cause. “This is a fundraiser to help raise money to provide better programming at the Clinton library,” said Christina Swan, a Friends of the Clinton Library board member. “It’s lots of fun and a great community- supported event. We’re raising funds, but we hope in a fun and challenging way.” Here’s how it works: three-member teams take the stage in swarms of up to five teams. Each team is given a word and

team members have 30 seconds to write their answer on a white board. Spell the word right and the team continues. Spell it wrong, and the team isn’t necessarily out – they have a chance to stay in the competition by purchasing up to two honey drops. The last team remaining from each swarm moves onto the championship round. “There’s a lot of fun to be had,” said Swan. “If they misspell a word, either the team members themselves can buy a honey drop or someone from the audience can buy them back in. That was fun for the teams because they could ask who’s going to buy my honey drop?” It wouldn’t be a competition without prizes. Awards are given for Best Spellers, Best Costume and Best Team Name. Winner of the award for best team name last year was a

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Photo Courtesy of Friends of the Clinton Library Inventive costumes are just part of the fun of the Spellathon fundraiser for the Friends of the Clinton Library, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the Clinton Community Hall. Last year's "Brainiacs" team won the award for best spellers and best costumes.

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Whidbey Island. According to May, the units will do no good unless people know where to find them.

The Coupeville Festival Association has taken saving lives to heart.

“We are currently considering doing some collaborative programs to identify exactly where all the defibrillators are on Whidbey and then communicating to our community partners exactly where those AEDs are,” he said.

The group, which puts on the annual Coupeville Arts and Crafts Festival, recently purchased three Automated External Defibrillators, or AEDs, that have now been installed and placed around the community for use by the public at any time, day or night.

In Coupeville, the new AEDs are located by the main entrance of the Prairie Center Red Apple Market on South Main Street, to the right of the entrance to the wharf on Front Street and at the opposite end of Front Street by the Knead and Feed stairwell.

“It is highly unusual for an AED to be placed where our “non-uniformed” members (residents and visitors of Whidbey Island) can access them 24 hours a day, seven days per week,” said Robert May, WhidbeyHealth EMS Lead Paramedic and Public Education Coordinator, in an email to Whidbey Weekly. “The move to place these defibrillators outside where everyone can always access them is a huge shift, and was originally perceived as a huge gamble, but that “gamble” has paid off in that we now have at least six AED’s always available, three on South Whidbey and three in Central Whidbey, and have had no issues with theft, vandalism, abuse,” he said. According to May, an AED works by providing instructions on the steps of CPR and how to use the defibrillator. The device analyzes a sudden cardiac arrest victim’s heart rhythm, advises whether the victim should be shocked or not and repeats these steps every two minutes until the rest of the resuscitation team arrives. An AED can be used on anyone who is unconscious and cannot be awakened, who is also not breathing or not breathing normally. “Call 9-1-1, push hard and fast on the center of the victim’s chest, retrieve the AED, push the start button and follow directions,” said May. “Anyone who is getting CPR needs an AED, simple as that.” “When one of them saved a life not too long ago, that kind of started the conversation,” said Mike Dessert, president of the Coupeville Festival Association, when Whidbey Weekly talked to him before the festival in August. “That’s the kind of thing we look for – something for the community.” The move by the CFA to fund the AEDs is

May said they are hoping to find a group to partner with on the north end of Whidbey to add more public AEDs. In the meantime, calling 9-1-1 is still the best bet, whether or not a public AED is located nearby. Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The Coupeville Festival Association has purchased three Automated Electronic Defibrillator, or AED, devices for the community. The devices are publicly accessible 24-hours a day.

extraordinary, said May, and one he hopes will start a new trend. “We expect as the word gets out about how easy it is for an organization, a neighborhood, a like-minded group to incorporate the life-saving resources that a defibrillator and the training that comes with that represents, then yes, we expect it to be more and more routine as the months and years roll on,” he said. “More importantly, as more AED’s are placed on Whidbey, then unnecessary death from sudden cardiac arrest will occur less and less.” Statistics show that when victims of sudden cardiac arrest are treated quickly, their chances of survival increase dramatically. According to the website www.sca-aware.org, bystanders who take action by calling 9-1-1, starting CPR, and using the nearest AED can mean the difference between life and death. There is currently no comprehensive list of where publicly-placed AEDs are located on

“At least three of the AEDs on South Whidbey are directly connected to ICOM 9-1-1 through a phone line; the moment you open the cabinet that houses the defibrillator an alarm is automatically transmitted to Dispatch,” he explained. “The units that have been placed on Front Street and South Main Street [in Coupeville] are currently not connected directly to ICOM 9-1-1, so 9-1-1 would need to be called. It is a great idea to call 9-1-1 anyway, as the caller and victim would benefit from the life-saving instruction that ICOM 9-1-1 Dispatchers would provide regardless.” Learning how to save a life is easy, said May. He encourages anyone interested to call WhidbeyHealth EMS at 360-914-3169 to schedule a free training for individuals, offices, neighborhoods or organizations. “Despite our healthcare community’s best efforts, unfortunately, sudden cardiac arrest isn’t going away,” said May. “And until we train ALL community members on Whidbey Island in hands-only CPR and AED use, our brothers, sisters, fathers, aunts, older children, neighbors, and friends will die unnecessarily.”

SPELLING continued from page 7 group that called themselves “Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia,” which means a fear of long words. That is, in fact, true. You can look it up, provided you can spell it. “They came dressed as hippos and were utterly hysterical,” said Swan. “Last year’s winning team for spelling was the “Brainiacs” from Oak Harbor. They were good. They came dressed like professors from Harry Potter and they also won for best costume. It was close with the people who won for best name, though.” In all, 12 teams competed last year. Organizers hope they will have at least that many this year and have extended the deadline to register to Tuesday, Oct. 26. Patricia Seth-Tuttle competed last year and she and teammates Linda Bainbridge and Paula Flores will be back again this year under the team name “We Spell Trouble.” “I have always loved words,” Seth-Tuttle said. “I was a French major, I loved languages and how words all fit together. A lot of times, if you do happen to know some word roots, you can figure out the spelling.” She and her teammates have been preparing for this year’s competition. “We study during the week and sometimes we call each other and quiz each other on the phone,” she said. “There are some words I’ve never heard of and there are some words you’ve used all your life and you think you know how to spell it and then you find out you’ve been spelling it wrong. It’s fun to figure those out, if you can.” The competition itself is fairly typical. The word-reader will give the team a word, give its root, whether it’s Latin or French, for example, and use the word in a sentence. The team has 30 seconds to confer and write the word down. Swan encourages people to participate and said it’s not meant to be an intimidating contest. “No one’s going to laugh at you because you get a word wrong,” she said. “Everything is so positive and the audience cheers everyone on.” “You should not feel intimidated,” agreed Seth-Tuttle. “I’m not used to being up in front of a group and I was a little nervous, but it was good to do it and see how positive the feedback is. They made it fun.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Costumes and choreography add to the authentic feel of the decade, as evidenced by Jasmine, Gina and Pattie, played by Liv Sundown, Germain Kornegay and Adara Petersen as they perform in “Beehive: The 60s Musical,” playing through Oct. 1 at the Whidbey Playhouse.

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various songs and getting the opportunity to portray some of the decade’s breakout stars.

photos of the songs’ original artists. Pitts’ character, Wanda, narrates, moving the audience along, sharing her character’s reactions to tragic events like the assassinations of President John Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

It’s a show that will appeal to music lovers and can touch a nostalgic chord with many.

But the show is upbeat and the cast moves through the music and the dances with energy and enthusiasm. Each character gets time in the spotlight, taking the lead on

“If you love 60’s music, if you long for the time of beehive hairdo’s and dances, malt shop memories and bobby socks, it’s a theatre experience you won’t forget,” said George. “Come out for a great evening of music and entertainment,” said Jenkins. “You’ll walk out humming the songs.”

For tickets and information, visit www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 1. “It’s not high pressure, it’s not high drama, it’s just fun music,” said Malmaker. “It’s high energy,” said Pitts. “You can’t leave without feeling moved. You get to go on a journey.” “I’m probably biased, but it’s 60s music. Duh, why wouldn’t you come?” said Petersen.

In addition to the spelling bee, there will also be a 50/50 raffle and a silent auction. There will be food and refreshments for purchase, including beer from Ogres Brewing and cookies from Pickels Deli. The cost for a team to enter is $60, or $20 per person. The first honey drop costs $10, the second costs $20. More information and a registration form is available online at www.sno-isle.org, follow the links to the Clinton Library and Friends of the Clinton Library. “Our ultimate goal is to raise funds for the library,” said Swan. “We have great community support this year. We’re the smallest library in the system and to have the kind of support we have is just wonderful.” “I enjoyed the competition because it brought the whole community together,” said Seth-Tuttle. “It’s a fun way to support the library and give back a little bit.”

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Lure manufacturers spend a great deal of time researching, testing, changing, and observing a new lure design in the hope of eventually releasing a product the fish just can’t resist. Because of these efforts, the manufacturer has such confidence in their product design and color they will often file for a patent. Normally, with a new, out of the package lure I do not modify the shape, color or configuration of the lure. However, if the lure has been fished a long time and the paint is chipped or the lure/spoon has been twisted badly by a fish, or stepped on while resting on the boat deck, it’s time to take these lures and have some fun and try creating your own irresistible lure, especially given the cost of lures these days. If you have been an avid fisherman most of your life like me, you can’t help but hit every tackle shop in town. And as time has passed, I can’t help but notice how expensive fishing lures have become. I have paid the high price for a proven lure, but if there is a chance for a sale I’ll wait, or fish with a lure I have given a “lure makeover.” One of the easiest fixes I have done is use a black Sharpe to color in an eye, color the lead head of a Coho jig, or color the bill of a wiggling crankbait-type plug. Sometimes simple changes can make a good lure a great lure. A few other tricks I’ve done to help a lure include adding an adhesive eye to a new lure. There are different color and size eyes available, red is a good choice as it mimics a wounded fish with a bloody eye. I also carefully bend a flattened lure back as close to the original shape as possible, then put just a little more bend in as this will increase the sporadic movement and will increase strikes at times. I know a fisherman by the name of Tom Nelson who adds a little bend to all of his spoons right out of the package. He has a Seattle radio talk show called The Outdoor Line. Tom, known as “Nelly,” loves to custom bend his salmon spoons. I will paint the backside of a spoon white or sometimes yellow, these are the colors that have worked best for me (this color change has put many a salmon in my boat). I begin by scratching the chrome finish on the back of a spoon with fine emery cloth, clean any dust and oil off with a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol. I then spray the back with a light but covering coat of good quality paint. I try not to add too much paint so it doesn’t greatly affect the swinging motion. If I am fishing with hoochies, I will take scissors and snip off a few of the rubber legs so the remaining legs will flutter more

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freely and can give the added whip action to trigger a strike. In addition to trimming a few legs, I will stuff some pink or chartreuse “power bait” into the bulbous head of the hoochie, the color does show through the rubber a little but I think the biggest factor is the smell. The power bait will stay in the head and provide scent all day. Some of the coyote spoons by “Luhr Jensen” come with a small chrome Colorado blade attached to the bottom of the spoon to imitate a swimming tail. If the original spoon had no tail blade I will remove and save this small blade.




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In addition to lure changes I like to make changes to my hooks. Since most of the saltwater fishing requires us to use single point hooks plus pinching down any barbs, I take a pair of needle-nose pliers and grab the hook across the main shaft and the top of the hook point then put a slight 10-15 degree bend into the main shaft. I believe this helps keep the hook in the fish’s mouth and makes it harder for the fish to dislodge the barbless hook than the straight shaft. I use this bent hook technique a lot when fishing steelhead. I always keep my eyes open to new ideas and colors, I study lures and designs when walking through tackle shops. Like Chief Dan George in the famous movie The Outlaw Josey Wales said “we should always be looking for an edge.” Fishing opportunities are slimming down as we approach the winter months, the WDFW may open a few rivers after some test netting so continue to watch the WDFW web site for emergency changes. Many of us will winterize our boats soon but don’t forget there are winter fish to chase, so in addition to the WDFW web site scan back through this season's regulations for winter marine areas that will reopen and take a look at the local lakes that offer yearround fishing. If football is leaving you less than satisfied….. GO FISH! and GOOD LUCK!

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Making Retirement Security Real for Everyone A forum on protecting and expanding Social Security and Medicare for All Generations

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Island Senior Resources at Bayview 14594 SR 525, Langley WA, 98260 All are welcome!

Tuesday, September 26, 11:45am - 1:30pm Lunch: 11:45am - 12:30pm Suggested donation $5.00 for a salad bar lunch Presentation by Jessica Bonebright and Susan Levy: 12:30 - 1:30pm

Social Security has been one of our government’s most successful programs for over 80 years. It has helped seniors, children, families, and individuals with disabilities. Medicare is another successful program that, for more than 50 years, has provided seniors and other Social Security recipients’ medical care. What will happen if these necessary programs are rolled back, converted to vouchers, or privatized? Will seniors who need longterm care still have access to Medicaid? What can we do to defend what we already have and expand these programs to include more of the services we need? Join the Island Senior Resources and PSARA for a lively discussion of these vital issues.

Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action Uniting Across Generations for a Secure Future PSARA thanks our co-sponsors, Island County Democrats and Whidbey Island Progressives.

RSVP to Susan Levy at sjlevy.01@gmail.com or 206-448-9646


Life Tributes JANETTE van SLAGEREN ELLIS July 10, 1932 – August 31, 2017 Janette van Slageren Ellis of Oak Harbor passed away August 31, 2017 after a valiant year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born July 10, 1932 at home to Martin and Antje (Akkerman) van Slageren in Hynes, CA (later renamed Paramount). Her sister Suzie joined the family in 1934. Melody and song has been a part of her life from the very beginning and at age 6 she began accordion lessons with a small 111-base accordion purchased from a traveling salesman. Within a year she could play the Beer Barrel Polka flawlessly. In 1939, the family moved to Auburn, WA and five years later, March 1944, the family moved to Skagit Valley where her father bought a small dairy farm west of Mount Vernon. A few weeks after the move, her sister Joan was born. Jan joined the Hugo Helmer Accordion Marching Band and remained a member until it disbanded at the time of Hugo’s death in 1953. She attended Avon School, Lincoln School and graduated as valedictorian from Mount Vernon High School in 1950. She attended Stanford University for one year. She married Al Koetje in 1953 after he returned from Air Force assignment in Japan during the Korean War. Janette worked for Larry Morse, CPA in Spokane for 4 years while Al attended Whitworth College. Daughter Alana Jan was born in 1957 in Spokane. After his graduation in 1958, they relocated to Oak Harbor where Al went into partnership with brother Henry Koetje. Son Randal Van was born in 1959 in Oak Harbor. Jan joined the Holland Happening Committee in 1970 and served as its chairperson for 23 of the first 25 years of the event and was honored as Grand Marshal of the Holland Happening parade on two occasions. She also joined the All-Island Commu-

nity Band, the revived Hugo Helmer Accordion Band, the Polka Dots Trio with Denman Moody and Marc deLeeuwe and formed an Oompah Band. Jan was invited to join Oak Harbor Community Band in 1974 and led the band for several years when it was without a director. She also was part of the offshoot trio Dutchaires and the High Tides Dance Band comprised of Community Band members. In addition, she was a member of the Young at Heart band which later became the SeaNotes. She was a member of First Reformed Church of Oak Harbor. Jan began her income tax preparation practice in 1959 and closed her practice as an Accredited Tax Preparer in 2017 at age 84. Jan worked at Island Savings and Loan from 1972 until she resigned in 1977 at which time she enrolled at Western Washington University. Following a divorce in 1974, she married Raymond “Doc” Ellis, DVM, June 12, 1980 and graduated a day later as Jan Ellis with a BA in Business.

SHARON NELL CURTIS April 3, 1947 – September 7, 2017 Sharon Curtis of Oak Harbor, WA passed away September 7, 2017 at home in the company of close family members. Sharon was born in Arizona to parents Don Curtis and Juanita Bruce and grew up with four sisters and one brother. Sharon spent most of her life doing what she loved most: catering. She also enjoyed fishing and delighted in being outdoors. Sharon is survived by nieces Julie Crumpton (Bobby), Debbie Brown, and nephew Jimmy Crumpton, as well as various other nieces and nephews and a host of great and great-great nieces and nephews. Sharon will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She was well loved and her family will always cherish the memories of the time they spent with her. A special thank you to the staff of Whidbey Health Hospice Care for their kind and compassionate support during her brief illness. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home.

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other cultures by way of diet. True 1960s revelers didn’t just embrace new music and social reform, they also, in their quest for spiritual enlightenment, found foods from the Middle East and the Mediterranean to as far flung as India. Lentils, curries, dhal, biryani – every kind of spicy and exotic vegetarian dish imaginable was explored in addition to pita, tabouli, the wealth of ways in which chickpeas are eaten, olives, oils, herbs and spices – all of it brought back into the hippie fold. A drive to learn new ways of living and eating birthed ingenuity in the kitchen at the time and we really haven’t moved far away from this concept. It persists today and we just have to do a quick YouTube or Pinterest search to see evidence of this.

HIPPIE FOOD ROOTS One thing I find has been making its appearance in some way or other in my life is an era long past. The 1960s, one of the most tumultuous times in the last century, rife with political turmoil, social upheaval, and complete rejection of a decades old (at least) lifestyle has been cropping up time and time again. With this whole upended social construct came new music, totally different ways of living and bonding with people, and while this age seems to have simmered down, it left its mark on the way we live now, for sure! It’s fascinating to see how other people live, particularly if it’s in a way that’s different to what we might be accustomed to ourselves. The “Hippie Era” ushered in a system that shook up the established norm, and wasn’t that the whole point - to break away from ‘the establishment’? And this is where a way of life free of societal constraints came together and formed a more natural lifestyle, even dictating the way people ate. It got back to nature largely. Of course this is a blanket statement and certainly there were ‘hippies’ who ate whatever they wanted, back to nature or not. What’s interesting to note when we take a quick look-see back in time, was the kinds of ingredients that went into foods during this era. Beans and pulses were making their way in droves out of the health

food stores and into the diets of the vegetarians of the time, and chocolate was pushed aside in lieu of carob. Snacks for when the munchies struck were bountiful, and a general plant based diet was adopted by many a free spirit. And while I’m writing about the 1960s and an epoch so natural it drove people outdoors and to live as our very, very long lost ancestors might have – naked – I’m wondering if this time in history really did ever go away. Because of all the issues brought to light in the 1960s and the efforts of those who sought change, society was perhaps shifted, irrevocably. Living a clean and naturalistic lifestyle became the norm for so many people who in turn raised their own children in the same manner they had adopted, fed them the foods which they themselves grew and/or ate so the next generation brought this into the following one and our world moved forward with the hippie-era in our back pocket taking it with us from one generation to the next. Now we have many different kinds of dietary lifestyles and each one touts its own physical, spiritual, mental and emotional benefits. We now have the knowledge of what different nutrients can do for us and we explore these with reckless abandon – which in this case isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to hippie foods, our eyes and mouths have long since been opened to

So with this in mind, and doing a little food time traveling, I began my own quest for enlightenment on the subject. What dishes were most prevalent during this period? Tabouli for starters. A search online for "1960s food" usually sees TABOULI come up as the very first result. A fresh and filling mixture of bulgur, tomatoes, parsley, mint and cucumbers was a fairly common fixture in a "hippie household." It’s light and refreshing and the ingredients so minimal you can’t get any further back to nature than this. Soy, was found in many a recipe, and it has of course moved through the years and undergone its own scrutiny in the health world, its own changes too, thus we now have tempeh and in a vegetarian or vegan diet it can make up the "meat’ portion of a meal. It is versatile and tasty to boot! From barbecue and teriyaki tempeh, to vegan sandwiches and ‘bacon’ – tempeh provides the protein (in a delicious way) non vegetarians or vegans might otherwise crave in non-plant form. Even my favorite course (dessert) was chock full of Mother Nature’s bounty. Many brimmed with nuts, seeds and fruits. My own mother in fact, has a recipe for date balls in the recipe book she painstakingly wrote by hand – trying and testing each and every one that took her fancy. These date balls are delicious and can be turned into a sweet date loaf too. From cheesecake and fruit pies using a mixed nut crust and dairy alternatives, to fruit salads, compotes and trail mixes of

all sorts, 1960s dietary lifestyle brought to light a multitude of ways in which we can use that which is given by nature and fuel our bodies with it. Maybe getting back to nature isn’t really a “hippie” thing anymore. Maybe it’s about finding a lifestyle befitting your state of mind, your beliefs and values and it just happens to echo something from the past which could have been overlooked until more recent years. Maybe it has always been there with the same tenacity and fervor as the hippie era itself and only seems more prevalent because of our ability to connect nowadays with times past and places far from where we are. Whatever the case may be, I’m including a vegan recipe I found on www. hungryhungryhippie.com which I tweaked ever so slightly and really quite enjoy myself. Dear readers, if you try it let me know what you think of it! Please send any and all comments, questions, information and recipes to letsdish. whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and we can do just that – dish! Lentil Loaf 1 cup dry beans of choice ¼ cup dry lentils ¼ cup dry barley 1 cup raw walnuts 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 tablespoon onion powder 1 teaspoon cumin Salt and pepper to taste Soak the beans and lentils overnight separately and drain the water off. Rinse thoroughly and cook both until tender. Chop the walnuts in a food processor and then add the cooked beans and lentils and blend until mostly smooth adding the seasonings in during the blending. Spoon the mixture into a lined or oiled loaf pan, top with vegan ketchup and bake at 375°F for 30 minutes. Allow to cool, serve with your favorite side and enjoy! www.veganhealth.org/articles/soy_wth To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www. whidbeyweekly.com.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19) Thanks to the challenges of the past year, you are growing from the inside out at a rapid pace. Growth is often paired with accomplishment, which this week can mean tangible returns on your efforts to progress in many different arenas. Partnerships and intimate relationships are two areas that may shine as a result of your efforts. The discovery of mutual interests may deepen the bond with another on the 25th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Pleasant diversions are part of the normal order for you this week and may even become a priority. Fixations on the opposite sex could make you lose all sense of perspective. The idea that all your problems can be solved through association with another is a clue that you’re headed down a slippery path. Such notions will blind you to subtle signs that all is not what it appears to be on the 25th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) It’s a time of discovery for you regarding what it is that truly makes you happy. Vesting your happiness too much in others leads to unhealthy dependencies, a fact that is made clear this week if you have been guilty of it. The temptation may be strong to agree to something that isn’t consistent with who you truly are, for the sake of getting what you want. Be wary on the 25th of situations that are too good to be true. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Siblings and teammates provide just the push you need to keep you going this week. A critically timed nudge is a valuable thing, so don’t begrudge the person who delivers it. You may even have a chance to return the favor. Better than thinking of it as revenge, see it as extending a helping hand. The benefits to all are thus amplified manyfold. Hold kind intentions on the 16th and watch for ways to help. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Relationships and partnerships of all kinds are potent vehicles to carry you far beyond your normal realms of experience this week. In your personal relationships, you may find yourself involved in some very unorthodox ways of doing and being. In your business arrangements, unusual developments of a sort no one could have guessed are possible. The growth potential on the 25th is invaluable in either case. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) How to grow and preserve wealth is always a timely topic, and never more so than for you this week. Some of the input you are likely to receive may seem quite foreign, but don’t be too quick to dismiss it. If you have to educate yourself to comprehend the

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) You are entering a highly creative period in terms of ideas and possibilities for expanding your personal influence. Your potential to sway others to good effect is definitely on the increase. How will you put your potential into action? That is your main dilemma, and over-thinking is your enemy here. Timely choices are your friend, because this is only a window, and not necessarily a permanent state. Use the 25th to full advantage. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) It is a vulnerable period that you’re entering, one in which you may be easily sidetracked into wasteful time sinks of chit-chat and leisure. There is nothing wrong with networking among your contacts. Just make sure you do not lose sight of your original focus and purpose. Depending on the kind of people you hang out with, there is much of value to be gleaned from after-hours activities on the 25th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Whatever your task this week, the odds are good that people and circumstances will conspire to pull you off track. Chatty neighbors might slow the yard work, but don’t fret. It’s a normal and predictable part of the greater design. You are not being lazy by giving in to it. Just the contrary. You are fulfilling a useful role, one that you probably won’t fully realize at the time. This is very true on the 25th.


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1. Verb with thou

53. After-bath wear

6. Ale holder

55. “___ alive!” (contraction)

22. “Sesame Street” watcher

9. Eye 13. Deposed leader, perhaps 14. Propel, in a way 15. Overthrow, e.g.

57. Feeling 61. Carrying of boats, goods, etc. 65. Acquiesce 66. “Malcolm X” director

24. Fixed in position 25. Members of the clergy 26. Disinclined 27. Ottoman title

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Conversation plays a key role for you all week. The range of information available to you is broad at every level of discussion. Even topics that are light and surface oriented will have their deeper implications. You may find that you are able to pick up on those deeper information levels quite easily at times. Trust the process on the 25th, especially as it pertains to matters of wealth and financial security.

16. Turn red or yellow, say

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) The odd and the eccentric surface in your life quite easily this week, so don’t be surprised should little peculiarities pop up. A simple example might be synchronistic timing, such as a parking place appearing exactly where and when you need it. Life can take playful bent if you enjoy that kind of thing. Let the events of the 25th serve as reminders that there is always mystery afoot for those who care to see.

39. Cunning

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Intuition and logic blend as one this week, meaning that you won’t always be able to explain how you arrive at your conclusions. Don’t let this fact deter you from utilizing your insights. Just act on them and save the explanations for later. In your dealings with other people, it’s the conclusions that you and they arrive at together that matter most. Events on the 25th in particular benefit from this approach.

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6. Ask

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43. Indian bread

8. Assignation

61. Hammer part

44. Character

9. Boat in “Jaws”

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10. Beam

62. City on the Yamuna River

47. Song and dance, e.g.

11. Marathon

48. Sunglasses

15. Nocturnal insects with pincers at rear

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68. Avid 69. Unstable leptons similar to electrons

29. Dope 31. Yellowfin, e.g. 32. Untruthful people 33. Carry away, in a way

70. Alkaline liquid

34. Taste, e.g.

71. Femme fatale

36. Like show horses

72. Seats with kneelers

38. 100 centavos

73. Appetite

42. 4:1, e.g.

25. Matterhorn, e.g.

74. Chinese zodiac animal

28. Absorbed


45. One thing after another

30. DVD names

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35. Drag queen’s collection

2. x, y or z

37. “General Hospital,” e.g.

4. “The sweetest gift of heaven”: Virgil

19. Core 21. Funny 23. The “p” in m.p.g. 24. House

50. Gobs

49. Costa del ___ 51. Beat 54. Stomach

3. Business slumps

56. Soil 57. Pack (down) 58. Chill 59. Boast 60. Addition column

63. Nerd 64. Coastal raptor

12. Ashtabula’s lake

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Clear Out Clogs and Get Gutters Going Again By Kae Harris With the days cooling down, the rain making its appearance more often and the wind sweeping in, you’re bound to find evidence of fall everywhere you look. Twigs and leaves adorn roofs and gutters of homes and business this time of the year, and what’s a few natural decorations right? Well, a potentially large problem actually. Gutters are the water ways of buildings and if these are clogged with debris it can cause backups and overflows. Overflowing water can cause some serious damage to the foundation of a building, whether a home or business. With weakened footings and cracked foundation walls being the subsequent result of an accumulation of water and the potential for pooled water to damage the fascia of wood on a building rendering it quite weak, it would definitely be a good idea to make sure neither of these ever happen! So what’s a person to do? Call Crystal Clean Windows, that’s what! Owner Jason Leman is the best of the best in the industry so you know your home or business’ structural integrity is in the most capable of hands when Jason packs his gutter-cleaning punch. In addition to ensuring your gutters are not only clear of the excess Mother Nature sheds, Jason can whiten and brighten them too. So you don’t just reap the benefits of functional gutters, your home or business is left with a visual appeal second to none. So vested in his customers and the best interests of all concerned, Jason ensures all parties are safe at all times when any job is done. From non-toxic, eco-friendly cleaners to a brand new pole-fed gutter vac, everyone can rest assured only top notch, high quality, safe work will ever be dispensed with Crystal Clean.

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And how about your roof? The Pacific Northwest, renowned for its damp and chilly climate, provide the perfect conditions in which moss thrives, particularly on roofs. While we all love the greenery Washington wows us with, moss can cause considerable damage to a roof if left to its own devices so controlling it’s growth is just one more invaluable service in a long list of invaluable services provided by Crystal Clean, and their methods of clearing away this tedious plant is nothing short of amazing. Non-toxic cleaners are used in the removal, and Jason is able to just sweep away the moss. Not a single shingle is ever damaged because less invasive cleaning means the structural integrity of your roof is upheld and maintained. But if it’s not moss that’s cause for concern, and you’re looking to spruce up the sparkle your windows give, then look no further than Crystal Clean. Using the RODI (Reverse Osmosis Deionization) method, contaminants haven’t a chance at dulling the shine Crystal Clean window services achieve. Both interior and exterior windows get superior quality treatments and all without harmful chemicals. For more information about how Jason can shape up the shine your windows give or get your gutters going again, call Crystal Clean at (360) 675-3005 and schedule your free estimate today, or visit www.crystalcleanwindowswhidbey.com.


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