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Military Muster NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

October 12-18, 2017

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Plane Crash Survivor in Olympic National Park A Search and Rescue (SAR) team of seven from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island conducted a Search and Rescue operation for a crashed plane in the Olympic National Park on Friday, September 29 into Saturday, September 30.

Interested community members are invited to attend the next NAS Whidbey Island Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the NAS Whidbey Island Chiefs’ Club Ballroom, located at 1080 West Ault Field Road, Oak Harbor. Several topics will be discussed; including, the State Petroleum Cleanup Program, Military Munitions Response Program, and the CERCLA Program (including work at the Area 6 landfill and drinking water PFAS investigation).

The weekend SAR Alert crew initially received notification of an airplane crash with at least one survivor in the Olympic National Park just before midnight, on Friday, and prepared for an immediate launch. The Navy team launched approximately 45 minutes later and arrived in the search area near Quilcene just after 1 a.m. After coordinating with the Jefferson County command post for Washington Air Search and Rescue the crew proceed to the crash site area. The survivor had been in communication with the command post via cell phone and was able to help guide the Navy crew to the crash site. Unfortunately the thick, dense foliage, cloud cover and lack of available light made conditions extremely challenging. After about an hour search, the crew had to reassess the situation and determined they needed to resume searching once daylight broke. The NAS Whidbey Island SAR crew relaunched shortly after 5 a.m. and rendezvoused with an Olympic Mountain Rescue (OMR) team who had to physically move the lone survivor to an accessible area for rescue. The SAR crew was able to lift the injured man aboard the helicopter about 7 a.m. and flew him directly to Harborview Medical Center. Lt. Kellen Odom, the SAR Mission Commander, said the mission was extremely challenging. “We had to fight the time of day, the environment, fatigue, dense foliage, and numerous other elements that made it difficult to locate the survivor.” Odom also said the ground crew was instrumental in getting to and locating the survivor. Capt. Geoff Moore, NAS Whidbey Island’s commanding officer, said the interactions between SAR and local agencies are exceptional. “Working as one team with local agencies is key to the success of these rescues.”

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This was the 33rd rescue of 2017 for NAS Whidbey Island SAR, which has also conducted six searches and 14 Medical Evacuations (MEDEVACs) totaling 61 lives delivered to a higher level of care. The Navy SAR unit operates three MH-60S helicopters from NAS Whidbey Island as search and rescue/medical evacuation (SAR/MEDEVAC) platforms for the EA-18G aircraft as well as other squadrons and personnel assigned to the installation. Pursuant to the National SAR Plan of the United States, the unit may also be used for civil SAR/MEDEVAC needs to the fullest extent practicable on a non-interference basis with primary military duties according to applicable national directives, plans, guidelines and agreements; specifically, the unit may launch in response to tasking by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center (based on a Washington State Memorandum of Understanding) for inland missions, and/or tasking by the United States Coast Guard for all other aeronautical and maritime regions, when other assets are unavailable.

The RAB is a key element of the NAS Whidbey Island environmental program. As an advisory board the RAB is designated to act as a forum for open discussion and exchange of information regarding environmental cleanup and restoration projects at NAS Whidbey Island between the Navy, representatives of government agencies, and local community members. Community members interested in learning more about our restoration program or the RAB are encouraged to attend the October 19 meeting. For more information call Mike Welding at (360) 257-2286, or email at

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, cnrnw/installations/nas_whidbey_island/om/ environmental_support/section-106-nationalhistoric-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@ 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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Backing up my thirty year old Chevy pickup to unload some borrowed fir, replaced by me the last time I borrowed some, the air in the left rear tire escaped.

I do not know where the air went. Shall I file a lost carbon footprint report, or just blame it on glow bull warming? One-Liner Winner One of the benefits of being taken out to lunch at the historic Tyee in Coupeville by an historic Korean War Marine/Air Force vet is the stories. Make that many of the benefits. Of course, there is more than one story. Some stories bear repeating, so why interrupt when the story is being repeated? Ever been on the receiving end of a friend's “You've told me this one before?” Always fun. Makes you want to get up from lunch and saddle your buddy or budette with the bill and the tip. Great stories need repeating, particularly when a listener like me may have forgotten the story. My buddy Gerry's stories during our Tyee cheeseburgers also included a couple of his classic one-liners, delivered on the spot. “Jim, do know why I love cheeseburgers? They don't have any bones in them.” Another classic, too true to be kept in the vault–“Jim, if you ever have a heart attack, don't call anyone.” Then Gerry added a knife spread of prohibited-by-physician ketchup across the top of his non-Angused beef patty. “I won't say anything to your caregiver, kids, or doctor, Gerry, but it will cost you. You'll have to provide my offering at church this Sunday.” No big deal for a Korean War vet who gave a Butterfinger to a frightened, cold war prisoner of war shivering in a line of similarly frozen chosen. Thank you Gerry for bringing your kindness and humanity to a young boy in the cesspool of the cruelty, chaos and confusion that is called war. Don't forget to hug a squad bay of vets next Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11. Of course, as Gerry might say, “Why wait?” Dollars for Kids During my thirty four years here on Paradise Island, I have had the pleasure to work while we played with the most talented and dedicated people I have ever known. This Friday will be no exception to that community paradigm when the South Whidbey Builders Association holds their 6th annual chili feed fundraiser at the Comfort Winery in Langley, Auction items to be hawked by yours truly and within statutory restriction include a plane flight with Mark Myres. Apparently, it is just the flight. The landing may cost more. The graceful art of Patti White, golf rounds at Holmes Harbor and Useless Bay, and assorted eye popping items will be available to help raise scholarships for kids headed to their next level of secondary education. Mine stopped in the parking garage. Wait 'til I see the bill. The builders have raised over $13,000 in scholarships for their recipients. One of the fun portions of the all-you-caneat chili and baked potato dinner will be the auctioning of three mystery bags. The contents of each bag will be themed with one of these categories – sports, music, and movies. Bids will begin at fifty bucks a bag. The fair market value of each bag is guaranteed to be somewhere between unfair and extremely fair. And, as they say on some commercial, “You can take that to the bank” unless you are like one of my uncle

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Pat's clients who hid all her cash in the newspaper covered dryer on the screened in porch with the unlocked door. How's that for a password? Dream sequence Two nights ago, maybe three, I dreamt I was talking to Oprah on 60 Minutes in her first ever interview with someone who no one knew. Although some of the stuff is sketchy, I remember some of her questions. “So, when did you decide to begin writing a series of adult kid's books?” “Great question, Oprah, and thanks for asking. Mainly, I like people who never grew up. Like Peter Pan, only without the peanut butter.” “No product endorsements, please.”

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“My publisher and I wanted to make it interactive. So many people are texting, you know.”

“Before we go to break, could you read one of your shorter offerings?” “Sure, I'll try to do this swiftly as I see the red light blinking behind me. That must mean a commercial.” “No, that actually means your chute is about to open. Better hurry.” “Okay. So this poem is dedicated to an adult kid friend of mine named Richard who is a good friend of another adult kid, Bobby Bamboo. The poem is entitled Double Trouble.” Siamese deer Walked in my yard Side by sidekick It wasn't that hard Not much else That the two could do Siamese deer Where one is two And the next thing I knew, I awoke to the sound of the beep, beep, beep of a VanderYacht propane delivery truck. Anyway, thanks for helping me get through this. If you analyze dreams, let me know what this dream may mean. I asked my family but they left the room somewhere in the middle of my presentation.

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12th annual Mutt Strut

Dog Parade

and Costume Contest

Can you read me now? Holiday cheer In an effort to get a jump on my procrastination, I am now addressing envelopes in case I decide to send Christmas cards this year. For the last several years, I have started addressing envelopes the week before Christmas. The best I have done is getting to but not through the D's. Not since 2007 have my E's-Z's received cards. This year, starting with the Z's, Y's, and X's, I feel a particular ahead-of-the-gameness. With three letters down, and only twentythree to go, I should be done by Thanksgiving. Of course, I only know one Z, one Y, and no X. Maybe I'll have everything addressed by Kwanzaa, the day after Christmas. Isn't that the day we all take our gifts back? My favorite quote using the word back is by Eleanor Roosevelt– “Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” Let this be a reminder for those of us who retreat from time to time. Hope to see you back here next week. We'll be announcing the winners of this year's Unannounced Contests. Mum's the word. To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at

Saturday, October 21, 2017 Registration begins 11:00 am • Mutt Strut at 12 noon at the Bayview Cash Store • 5603 Bayview Road • Langley Prizes for: Best Dog Costume Best Celebrity Dog Best Owner & Dog Costume Combo

Best Trick

The Mutt Strut is part of Apple Day, featuring apple tasting, face painting, live music, and more at Bayview Farm & Garden and the Bayview Farmers Market, 10 am – 2 pm. All activities are free!

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Bits & Pieces 17323 42nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA Workshop topics include how to manage beach and bluff erosion, enhancing beach access, and native vegetation for slope stability and habitat Register at PortSusan2017 About Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee

Volunteer Cooks Needed! Kids Eat Free at The HUB The HUB After School program in Langley welcomes 20-30 hungry students each school day for a nutritious meal, stimulating company, and inspiring activities during the most problematic time of the day for youth: 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Each school year the program serves in excess of 5,000 meals, and they are greatly understaffed. Won’t you help? In their 28 years of service to area youth the need for a cadre of volunteer cooks has never been greater. You’re invited to participate whether you can help each week or just once a month. Cook your favorite dish or work with their groceries; the choice is yours. If you enjoy helping kids and cooking please contact The HUB Program Manager, Shelly Rempa, at (360) 221-0969 or email TheHUB@

Land Trust Seeks Public Input for Conservation Plan The Whidbey Camano Land Trust will hold two neighborhood meetings on Whidbey Island in October to gain public input for updating its Conservation Plan. The plan guides the Land Trust in its conservation work, outlining priority areas on which to focus its land protection and stewardship efforts. The first meeting will be held from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Wednesday, October 11 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. The second meeting will take place from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, October 19 at the Coupeville Recreation Hall. Land Trust staff will do a short presentation then engage the public in activities to gain insight on which lands and waters they’d most like to see protected on Whidbey and Camano islands. A third public meeting also will be held on Camano Island from 6:00pm to 8:00pm, Wednesday, October 25 at the Multipurpose Center. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust actively involves the community in protecting, restoring, and appreciating the important natural habitats and resource lands that support the diversity of life on our islands and in the waters of Puget Sound. For more information, visit, email, or call (360) 222-3310. [Submitted by Ron Newberry, WCLT]

Free Upcoming Workshop to Focus on Shoreline Property Protection Local marine resource organizations join together to bring shoreline protection resources to landowners Snohomish and Island County residents interested in learning how they can protect and maintain their shoreline property are invited to attend a free workshop at the Lake Goodwin Community Club on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The Shoreline Landowner Workshop, hosted by the Northwest Straits Foundation and the Snohomish County Marine Resources Committee, will feature a presentation by Jim Johannessen, a coastal geologist. Participants will also receive information on free site visits by a private, shoreline management professional to learn how to protect their property. Shoreline Landowner Workshop Saturday, October 14, 9:30am to 12:30pm Lake Goodwin Community Club located at

The Snohomish County Marine Resources Advisory Committee (MRC) is a citizenbased volunteer committee appointed by the Snohomish County Council. It is one of seven county-based MRC’s, which conduct restoration, conservation, and education projects with diverse partners and community members to meet performance benchmarks. For more information, visit About the Northwest Straits Foundation The Northwest Straits Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to support the scientific, restoration, and education projects and programs of the Northwest Straits Marine Conservation Initiative. The Foundation’s mission is to protect and restore the marine resources of the Northwest Straits by supporting research, monitoring, restoration, stewardship, conservation and education programs and projects both at the local and regional level.

attend. The event is being held in October as FAFSA/WASFA applications are available now. Attendees will receive assistance in filling out FAFSA/WASFA forms from trained volunteers. In addition, financial aid experts will be onsite to answer questions about how to pay for college, how to access financial aid, and to work individually with students on a case-bycase basis. Students who are ineligible for the FAFSA due to citizenship status may be eligible to file the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) and access the State Need Grant, helping them pay for college. Trained volunteers and interpreters will be available to work with students and families to fill out the WASFA. For more information about the event, contact Rose Hill, Outreach Specialist, (360) 416-7795 or [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Skagit Valley College Cardinals Sports Auction to Feature Former Seattle Mariners Catcher Dan Wilson

For more information, contact: Northwest Straits Foundation, Lisa Kaufman, (360) 733-1725 Snohomish Marine Resources Committee, Elisa Dawson, (425) 388-6466

Survey Looks at Sno-Isle Libraries Funding and Services

An online survey (https://www.surveymonkey. com/r/sil102017-mr), open through October 15, is looking for comments from customers, stakeholders and the general public about library services and funding for those services. About 98 percent of the district’s funding comes from a property-tax levy in Island and most of Snohomish counties. The survey asks respondents whether they like the idea of increasing the levy rate or cutting at least $2 million from the 2019 library-district budget. The library operations levy was most recently on a ballot in 2009. The intention is to share survey data with the Board of Trustees at their October 23 meeting. A decision about putting the levy on a future ballot could come as soon as the trustees’ December 11 meeting. About Sno-Isle Libraries Sno-Isle Libraries serves 743,540 residents in Snohomish and Island counties through 22 community libraries, online services and Library on Wheels. [Submitted by Jim Hills, Sno-Isle Libraries Public Information Manager]

Skagit Valley College Offers Workshops to Help Students Complete Financial Aid Paperwork Skagit Valley College (SVC) is pleased to announce its participation again this year in the “College Goal Washington” event on Saturday, October 21 from 9:00am to 1:00pm at SVC’s Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses. College Goal Washington is a program that helps students and families complete the FAFSA or WASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid/Washington Application for State Financial Aid) which is the applications needed to apply for financial assistance for postsecondary education. Students from SVC, as well as high school students and their families, are welcome to

LOCALLY OPERATED. the Mariners Hall of Fame along with pitcher Randy Johnson, his frequent battery mate. Wilson makes occasional appearances as a commentator on Mariners radio and TV broadcasts and serves as the Mariners Defensive Coordinator where he works with players at all levels of the organization. Since Dan and his wife Annie arrived in Seattle they have been active supporters of programs that focus on children and youth. They served on the board of First Place School, a private nonprofit K-12 school for children facing homelessness or other trauma. They were co-chairs of the 2012-2013 United Way of King County Campaign which raised $112.8 million to help fund programs that assist individuals and families with basic needs such as food and shelter as well as invest in a variety of programs that strengthen our community. Dan and Annie make their home in Seattle. They have four children. [Submitted by Arden Ainley, Chief Public Information Officer, SVC]

Seeking Applicants for Marine Resources Committee (MRC) The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Island County Marine Resources Committee. The Board of County Commissioners invites applicants from Whidbey and Camano Islands to express interest and request appointment. Members of this voluntary, advisory committee serve a three-year term. The 16 member committee meets on the first Tuesday afternoon of each month in the Board of County Commissioners Hearing Room (Room 102B Basement), Island County Annex Bldg., 1 NE 6th Street, Coupeville, WA. More information on the MRC can be obtained on their website at The Board of County Commissioners seeks members representing a diverse array of stakeholders, including tribes, science, military, commercial and recreational marine users, ports, planners, engineers, agriculture, conservation groups, NGOs, education, economic interests, as well as members-at-large. .

[Submitted by Zoë Zilz, Northwest Straits Foundation]

Sno-Isle Libraries is asking for advice as officials look ahead to budgets starting in 2019

The 15th Annual Skagit Valley College Cardinals Sports Auction will take place Saturday, October 21 and will feature former Seattle Mariners Catcher Dan Wilson as keynote speaker. The evening will take place in the Dave DuVall Pavilion. Doors will open at 5:30pm with silent auction items available for bidding. Dinner and live auction will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $75 per person, or a table of eight for $500. Visit: form.asp Each year, the SVC Cardinals Sports Auction is a highlight for Cardinal Fans and Friends of the College alike, in support of student athletics. The evening will include dinner, as well as many silent and live auction items. To learn more about Cardinals Athletics, Auction item highlights this year include:  ussell Wilson autographed Super Bowl jersey R Gary Payton autographed Sonics jersey Kenny Easley autographed jersey Wine tasting El Gaucho Dinner in Seattle Seahawks Tickets Golf packages Spa packages Art pieces by local artists Apple Cup tickets About Dan Wilson — One of the best defensive catchers in the game of baseball, Dan Wilson had a 14-year Major League career with the Cincinnati Reds (1992-1993) and the Seattle Mariners (1994-2005).

Applicants should submit a completed application by mail or email to: Anna Toledo, MRC Coordinator, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. Email applications should be sent to Application forms can be found at http://www.islandcountymrc. org/media/1812/mrc-applicant-questionnaire-20151026.pdf For additional information, please phone Pam Dill at (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Anna Toledo at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

Seeking Applicants for Northwest Workforce Development Council The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Northwest Workforce Development Council. The Board of County Commissioners appoints Northwest Workforce Development Council members for 2 or 3 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. Washington State is divided into 12 Service Delivery Areas (SDA’s), and Island County’s SDA consists of the four counties of Whatcom, Skagit, San Juan and Island. Island County’s representation includes 2 members from the private sector, 1 from K-12 Local Education, 1 from community-based representation and 1 representing economic development. The current positions to be filled is from the Private/Business sector and the Community Based Organization sector.

Wilson ended his baseball career with the Mariners after the 2005 season. He retired with a .995 fielding percentage, at the time the highest for any catcher in American League history.

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: Northwest Workforce Development Council 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. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on October 25, 2017. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address.

On July 28, 2012, Dan was inducted into

[Submitted by Pam Dill]

During his time in Seattle, Wilson played more games as catcher than any other player in Mariners history (1,281), and is still ranked among the top 10 in several statistical categories. In 1996, he represented the Mariners at the MLB All-Star Game in Philadelphia.

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across the street is unoccupied; unknown who subject is.

Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! Tuesday, Aug. 29 6:29 am, Foothill Ln. Caller advising a loose horse wandered into backyard; horse is beige with white feet, unknown where it belongs. 5:11 pm, Porter Rd. Party requesting call referencing construction workers who were at her house earlier today; reporting party now walking around inspecting their work and found a machete by her fence. Party is concerned they left it there and might come back. 5:44 pm, Cascade Ln. Caller advising a small child just showed up on reporting party's porch, not old enough to talk. 6:09 pm, heller Rd. Caller reporting blue car at entrance to park; someone opened trunk and stuffed someone inside, caller cannot see plate. 7:20 pm, Columbia Beach Dr. Reporting party advising she spilled her medicine. States her blanket was not put on right by caregiver. Denying medical, just needs help picking up pills. 8:33 pm, Morning Glory Ln. Caller advising she moved out of boyfriend's home. He is refusing to give her cat back, told her “F*** you, go away!”

Wednesday, Aug. 30 8:50 am, Driftwood Dr. Advising tenants stole caller's plants; believes it happened last night. Tenants were evicted for non payment of rent; they've been moving in and out, believes they stole caller's marijuana plants. 5:11 pm, Good Rd. Caller requesting contact in reference to neighbor “tearing” up the easement, flipping caller off and scaring her cows. Advising the restraining order she had against subject just expired. 5:16 pm, Wells Way Reporting party states at the residence across the street, a subject is sitting outside in the middle of the yard with a pistol in his hand; randomly aiming the pistol in different directions. 8:14 pm, Timberline Rd. Reporting party's house backs up to 40-acre wooded parcel; reporting party advising he thinks he can smell a dead body in the woods. Still on site, advising he will be there for a while for contact; nothing seen. 9:54 pm, Viewmont Dr. Caller states a male subject is making unusual noises; caller states the residence

10:37 pm, Morning Glory Ln. Reporting party states ex-girlfriend moved out a week ago; reporting party came home today and cat is gone; believes ex-girlfriend took it. States window to residence is broken. Thursday, Aug. 31 7:44 am, N East Camano Dr. Reporting party advising his truck was stolen two years ago; states he let “her” borrow it and she never gave it back. Reporting party advising he is living in a car on Camano Island and does not have an address. 9:10 am, SR 20 Caller advising property across the street from location was given a burn permit and he was not notified of this. Reporting party is upset he wasn't notified and is worried about the amount of safety precautions they will be taking. Reporting party spoke to fire department and Island County Health Department and they did not have any information for him. 10:14 am, Kinkaid Dr. Caller reporting cat at location is screaming, covered in feces.

1:07 pm, Salal St. Caller reporting male subject in area walking around talking to himself and throwing his arms in the air. Caller states subject has been there for over an hour. 2:43 pm, Goss Ridge Rd. Advising male is threatening reporting party. Male has been threatening her over text saying if she doesn't stay with him he will sell her snowboard. 3:01 pm, Columbia Beach Dr. Caller advising neighbor's boat floated into his buoy and got tangled in it in front of his property. Advising he untangled it and moved the buoy and caller is upset he did it without consulting him. 6:48 pm, Terrace Pl. Reporting party states a door-to-door sales person came to the door. Subject advised reporting party that one of the neighbors down the street was running around in the front yard shooting a gun. 7:10 pm, Fairway Ln. Caller states two male subjects at back end of the course are hitting golf balls at customers on the course; states two subjects are at residence right on the course. 7:32 pm, Foothill Ln. Caller stating they have a horse that showed up in reporting party's yard; states it is unknown who the horse belongs to. Have the horse tied up in the back yard but cannot hold on to it.

10:56 am, Zylstra Rd. Reporting party states male subject just walked into reporting party's residence; states subject has no right to be there, states subject gave the reporting party an eviction notice, then let the reporting party's dog outside.

Friday, Sept. 1 7:59 am, Waterloo Rd. Reporting party requesting ride and standby at location to get wallet; says he just got out of jail after serving eight months and left behind his wallet with $300 cash in it.

12:29 pm, Morning Glory Ln. Reporting party advising tried to call girlfriend to pay for window she broke; she won't answer the phone. Reporting party is worried she will come back to location and cause more problems with reporting party.

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

Island Herb Vendor Day Thursday, October 12, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Sitka 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

Live Music: Erik Christensen Band Friday, October 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Erik Christensen plays lead guitar, writes songs, and sings. When he’s not rocking out, he acts as the English Department Chair of Oak Harbor High School. No cover. For more information, call (360) 678-5747 or visit www.

Frightville XVll Fridays, October 13, 20 & 27, 7:00pm-12:00am Saturdays October, 21 & 28, 7:00pm-12:00am Tuesday, October 31, 7:00pm-12:00am Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor Haunt fee is $13 per person. All proceeds benefit the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club. Lights on No Scare is Saturday, October 28 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm for $4 per person. Learn more at

Warm Together+Operation Warm Saturday, October 14, 9:00am-11:00am Applebee’s, 31810 SR-20, Oak Harbor By supporting the Breakfast Flapjack Fundraiser, help reach Applebee’s reach their goal to raise $1,500. Help give brand new coats to children in need.

Craft Fair Saturday, October 14, 10:00am-3:00pm 4535 Glendale Road, Clinton Hand crafted gifts and decorations - get a jump on your holiday shopping.

Island Herb Vendor Day Saturday, October 14, 12:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Whidbey Glass Gallery will be on site with live glass blowing, product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit islandherb. com

Island County Museum Annual Banquet & Auction Saturday, October 14, 4:00pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Join to celebrate community icon Mr. Ron Van Dyk and support the Island County Museum. Tickets are $75 to benefit the Island County Museum. RSVP at (360) 678-3310

Whidbey Audubon Field Trip Tuesday, October 17, see times below Whatcom Falls State Park, Bellingham Whidbey Audubon Society hosts a trip to Whatcom Falls Park, #58 on the North Cascade Bird Trail map. Bring a lunch and dress for the weather. Whatcom Falls Park in Bellingham has easy trails with some steps between trails. Expect to see forest birds, hopefully Dippers, Waders, ducks and waterfalls. No dogs, please. Meet to carpool at the Freeland Park & Ride at Trinity Lutheran Church at 7:30am or at 8:15am at the Windjammer Park in Oak Harbor (City Beach). To register, contact Susan Bennett at (360) 331-4779. There is no limit to participants for this trip.

Dine Out 4 Kids Thursday, October 19, 11:00am-8:00pm Ciao Restaurant, Coupeville 10% of sales will be donated to the Community Foundation for Coupeville Public Schools.

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out a form of universal healthcare, even many developing nations like Rwanda have this system. Polls show that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare. So why don’t we have it? This 71 minute film examines the obstacles, lifts the fog of resignation and inspires its viewers to show up and step into action. Following the film we will have an opportunity to dialogue and learn what impacts we can have to make this a reality. Co-hosted by Indivisible Whidbey. Carpooling encouraged. Donations accepted. http://

“The Impressionists” Friday, October 20, 7:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Whidbey Island Community Orchestra, Cynthia Morrow, Conductor, presents a celebration of four beloved French Impressionist composers, Debussy, Ravel, Bizet, and Saint-Saëns. Featuring The Engulfed Cathedral: a haunting tale of love and revenge narrated by David Ossman. Reception to follow.

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Thursday, October 19, 7:15pm-9:00pm Roller Barn, 98 NE Barron Dr., Oak Harbor

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Battle for Halloween domination begins! Free family event, free treats, costumes encouraged, and possibly win a prize.

Registration begins at 11:00am; Mutt Strut at 12 noon followed by judging. Free to enter! Prizes for Best Dog Costume, Best Dog Celebrity, Best Trick, Best Owner/Dog Costume Combo, plus surprise categories! Plus Apple Day festivities at Bayview Farm & Garden and Bayview Farmers Market.

Donate Blood Friday, October 20, 11:00am-5:00pm US Bank, 202 Anthes Ave., Langley Mobile bus in parking lot, closed 1:00pm-2:00pm. Sign up to donate at this blood drive by visiting asp?url=3200 For information about signing up online or for eligibility questions, please contact Bloodworks NW at 1-800-398-7888 or at DonorSched@

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, October 20, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Suspended 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

Star Party Friday, October 20, 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_, or visit www.icas-wa. org.

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South Whidbey Ryther Mardi Unit Dinner & Auction Saturday, October 21, 5:00pm Holmes Harbor Rod and Gun Club, Langley $35 per person 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 this year’s 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. Dinner begins at 6:00pm. For information and tickets, email or call (360) 331-7103.

New & Improved Short Story Smash! Wednesday, October 25, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $12 The 100-word Short Story Smash at WICA has morphed. The new format is similar except stories up to 1000 words will now be presented. Zech Hall Piano Bar opens one hour before the event. For additional information and/or to enter a submission ASAP, contact:

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Friday October 20, 6:30pm-10:00pm Saturday, October 21, 6:30pm-10:00pm Fort Casey, Coupeville

Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Tribe” Thursday, October 12, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of S. Junger’s “Tribe.” Tribal society has been exerting an almost gravitational pull on Westerners for hundreds of years, and the reason lies deep in our evolutionary past as a communal species. For adults.

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The Haunted Fort returns with fun new additions! 13 haunted rooms, switchboard tours, children’s trick or treat lane, children’s games, ghost stories and an enormous pumpkin bounce house. In addition there will be food vendors present: Arbia Pizza and Tailgate Barbeque. Ages 10 and older are invited to tour the haunted fort and switchboard. $8 per person or $30 per family (up to 6 members). Discover pass required.

Sunday, October 15, 3:00pm-4:00pm Oak Harbor Library Event Room

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Share your poetry with the world and be inspired by a new creative community. Featured reader for Oct: Aaron John Marek.

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Live Music: Tom Mullin/KG3 Band Saturday, October 14, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Since 2003 KG3 has rocked Pacific NW airwaves/venues... after hiatus they’re back and ready to rock again! No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.

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John Denver: A Life Saturday, October 14, 6:30pm-8:30pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S Central Ave. It has been twenty years since the death of John Denver in a small aircraft crash into Monterey Bay on October 12, 1997. Through stories and singing the songs, Sno-Isle Libraries employee and John Denver aficionado, Bryan Stratton, will guide everyone on a journey through his life and music. LOCALLY OPERATED. Whidbey Island Earthquakes: What to Expect and How to Prepare Monday, October 16, 2:00pm-3:30pm Freeland Library Find out about local earthquakes in the updated version of this popular documentary produced by Whidbey Island’s 4-HD Video Editing Club for the local American Red Cross. Followed by a question and answer session with Robert Elphick and the American Red Cross. Supported by American Red Cross, Island County 4H and Friends of the Freeland Library. Everyone is welcome. 3rd Tuesday Book Discussion Group: “Beneath a Scarlet Sky” Tuesday, October 17, 9:30am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a great book discussion of Mark Sullivan’s “Beneath a Scarlet Sky,” the epic tale of one young man’s incredible courage and resilience during one of history’s darkest hours. Everyone is welcome. Fort Casey: A Photographic Journey Thursday, October 19, 1:30pm Oak Harbor Library Through stories and pictures, author Terry Buchanan and Friends of the Oak Harbor Library will trace the history of the Admiralty Head Installation. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, October 21, 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. North Sound Writers Group Sunday, October 22, 1:00pm-4:00pm Coupeville Library Join other writers to discuss, problem solve, share and receive feedback and work on the craft of writing. Everyone is welcome. For more information about this group visit

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

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

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

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

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

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Community orchestra celebrates the “Impressionists” of music By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Nearly everyone has heard of Impressionist artists like Claude Monet or Paul Cezanne, who used canvas to create beautiful feasts for the eyes. But it is the Impressionist movement in music that will be the subject of Whidbey Island Community Orchestra’s upcoming concert, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland. The works of composers Debussy, Ravel, Saint Saens, and Bizet, who lived in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, should prove to be a feast for the ears. Much like every younger generation, these impressionist composers were rebelling against the strictures of the “popular” music of the time. “They were all more concerned with telling a story and setting a mood than simply playing well-ordered notes,” said Whidbey Island Community Orchestra conductor Cynthia Morrow. “Each piece we’re performing has been orchestrated to evoke colors and feelings that take the audiences of that era into strange new worlds of sound. “Each piece in this concert tells its own story through the music, and like the Impressionist paintings of that period, there are very few hard lines but many softer shapes with blurred edges,” Morrow continued. WICO is a nonprofit, pay-to-play orchestra for all ages. (Youth pay nothing to participate.) The upcoming “Impressionists” concert helps Morrow further her goal of exposing Whidbey Island musicians to all different kinds of orchestral music. It’s also an experience for audience members. “The French Impressionist composers are fun for musicians to play because there are many beautiful melodic lines within each piece,

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Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts The musical “The Fantasticks” – the longest running play in America – features Annika Hustad as Luisa, a young girl who falls in love with the boy next door. The play runs through Oct. 21 at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts in Langley.

Fantastick, magical musical takes stage at WICA By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly If you’re in the mood for some moonlight and magic, Whidbey Island Center for the Arts may have the answer to your craving. The Fantasticks, the world’s longest-running musical, is now playing at WICA in Langley through Oct. 21. The 1960 musical features music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones and is based loosely on the play Les Romanesques, by Edmond Rostand. As with many stories that capture our hearts, The Fantasticks is a story about a boy, a girl, two feuding fathers and forbidden love. According to director Elizabeth Herbert, it is a story that will mean different things to different people, based on life experiences. “The Fantasticks meant something completely different to me when I saw it in my early twenties,” she said. “I related to the young couple, the Romeo and Juliet, as being as intensely in love as I was. They were full of dreams and fantasies - living and loving in an unrealistic world. It’s what youth must be: full of idealism and romance. “Now many, many 'cardboard moons' later, the show touches something much deeper inside me,” Herbert continued. “I now know about the disillusionments, the pain, the disappointments. I get it. I understand the saying that without sorrow, we cannot know joy.” The production features a cast of eight plus three musicians who are onstage as well. Some of the music may be familiar, such as the classic “Try to Remember.” “The words, the lyrics are rich with understanding, humor, pain and passion,” Herbert said. “The music is so beautiful that it makes me cry.” While a touching story with moving music, this production runs the gamut of emotions, playing on the nuances of comedy, love, laughter and pain. Immensely popular, as evidenced by its long and successful off Broadway run, this simple, romantic show is a surprisingly complicated production.

Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Community Orchestra Musicians of all ages make up the Whidbey Island Community Orchestra, a nonprofit orchestra created for the sole purpose of giving local musicians the opportunity to play for pleasure. The orchestra will present a free concert at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland on Friday, Oct. 20.

“People don’t realize what a complex musical this is,” said Herbert. “The biggest challenge was the time frame. Directing any musical within a month is daunting. This is also a very well-known musical,

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Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts “Try to Remember” to catch Liam Henny as El Gallo in the WICA production of the romantic musical “The Fantasticks,” playing through Oct. 21.

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Frightville offers up a scary good time By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly The greatest show on earth may not be of this earth at all. The stage is set and the crew of the Frightville Carn-Evil is ready to scare the socks right off your feet – if you dare to enter. The 17th annual Frightville to benefit the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club opens Friday (the 13th!) at 7 p.m. at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor. Cost to attend is $13 per person. “The theme this year is based on a 1930-1940 era carnival, but the carnival workers don’t know it ended years ago. They’re stuck in it,” said Brian Boyle, who has been involved in planning and building Frightville for 15 years, along with his wife Joanna and son Tyler. “When the carnival stopped going, they still stayed,” said Joanna. “They think it’s business as usual.”

“If I can get you to jump, I am satisfied" - Brian Boyle

This show has all the normal elements of a typical carnival. There’s the maze entrance, the midway, the food court and the somewhat odd performers associated with old-time traveling carnivals. But that is where the resemblance ends.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The 17th annual Frightville haunted house to benefit the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club is a volunteer effort that goes on all year long. Heading up the effort are (from left) Brian Boyle, Joanna Boyle, Chelsea Beecher, Caleb Gremmel and Tyler Boyle. Frightville’s “Carn-Evil” opens Friday at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor.

“There’s a face painting booth – they just take your face off and paint it,” said Brian, with obvious enjoyment. “There are typical Midway games like Head in a Bucket, Dead Ringer, Eyeballs in a Cup. The food court serves mystery meat on a stick…”

for 15 years. But we have connections in the community,” said Brian. “Local stores will call us if a particularly ugly shade of paint is mixed by mistake.” “We always need paint,” agreed Gremmel.

This year’s Carn-Evil theme is sure to be a big Halloween treat for those who love a good scare. There’s creepy, crawly critters in unexpected places, lots of fake blood, guts and gore and surprises aplenty. The best part is the anticipation of what lurks around the next corner.

“Sometimes people will donate a gift card,” Joanna said. “That’s always fun.” Frightville is not a haunted house for children. While some children will do fine, parents should think of it as a PG-13 rated experience.

“Everything is by distraction,” Brian said. “You might think you’re looking the right way when, bam! Somebody jumps out at you from a completely different direction.”

“This is definitely a more adult version of Halloween,” said Chelsea Beecher, who grew up in Oak Harbor and was happy to volunteer for Frightville when she came back two years ago.

“We will get close to you, but we will never touch you,” said Joanna. “We’ve been taught by some of the best scarers in the nation.”

“Some people make it through, some don’t,” said Joanna. “Some people don’t make it out of the first room,” laughed Gremmel.

“It’s like telling a joke,” said Brian. “It’s all in the timing,” Joanna said.

The victory for the actors and volunteers is to get a reaction, whatever it may be.

“And hitting the right spot,” chimed in Tyler. Clearly, Frightville is a family affair for the Boyles, but all the volunteers are like family, said Brian and Joanna. Work on the next theme begins as soon as the haunting season ends. Sometimes, ideas begin percolating before the current season is finished. Themes are discussed and explored, some merit further discussion while others are tossed out. “Once we have a basic theme, we come up with ideas for rooms,” Brian explained. The more rooms, the more opportunities there are to scare people and the more possibilities a theme may have. This year’s Carn-Evil has 20 specific rooms and at least 10 transition areas, all carefully thought out and put together with multiple hidden nooks and crannies for the actors to jump from. “We build multiple places for the actors to go,” said Brian. “People can go through multiple times and it’s never the same because the actors can change where they come from.” The Boyles lead a team of volunteers through the whole process. The number of volunteers changes from year to year, week to week and even night to night, depending on schedules.

“People are not always scared – sometimes they just giggle,” said Joanna. “But a laugh is just as good as a scream.” Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Brian Boyle holds one of the carousel horses that will appear in this year’s Carn-Evil Frightville event to benefit the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club.

Frightville is the second largest fundraiser of the year for the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club, taking in about $20,000 over the course of a six- or seven-night season. Because they want it to be the best it can be, the Boyles and other Frightville volunteers travel to conventions every year to get new ideas and learn new techniques. In fact, Brian will be teaching a class next year on one of his innovations – we won’t tell you what it is because we don’t want to spoil the surprise.

Frightville’s Carn-Evil opens Friday and runs from 7 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays through the end of the month and from 7 to midnight on Halloween night. Cost is $13 per person. A no-scare Pumpkin Matinee will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Cost for the matinee is $4 per person. All proceeds benefit the Oak Harbor Boys and Girls Club. For information on this year’s Carn-Evil or to learn how to volunteer, find Frightville on Facebook.

“He basically figured out how to do it before everyone else, so he’s going to do a presentation,” Joanna said.

“It’s a family,” he said.

All of this is a labor of love. There is really no budget for Frightville – organizers typically spend less than $1,000 and most of that is for advertising. Brian said they rely on donations of props and materials and a lot of re-purposing. Old doors that were discarded from a building site now serve as the walls of a maze. An old, animatronic Santa Claus is now a clown, for example. (Although we were told there is not one single clown in Frightville.)

“We get to do this for fun and we’re helping out kids,” said Brian.

“We recycle stuff all the time. We have plywood that’s been used

“I love building, I love scaring people and everything in between,” said Caleb Gremmel, who has been volunteering with Frightville for three years.

“If I can get you to jump, I’m satisfied,” Brian said.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly The little details may go unnoticed by some, but Frightville’s Carn-Evil is full of all manner of them, from the simply shocking to the downright creepy.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly There’s nothing like a captive audience and this year’s Carn-Evil attraction at the 17th annual Frightville is full of interesting characters who have been hanging out for a long, long time, by the looks of them. Carn-Evil opens Friday at the Roller Barn in Oak Harbor.

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FANTASTICKS continued from page 7 also have three fabulous musicians onstage who are just as much a part of the show as the actors.”

Herbert said she is pleased with how the cast was able to come together in a short period of time.

The WICA production features local actors Brian Burroughs, Patricia Duff, Liam Henny, Annika Hustad, Mikkel Hustad, Kent Junge, Austin Morehouse, and Jim Scullin.

It is ultimately the cast that breathes life into any production and audiences will be able to appreciate their work in The Fantasticks. “We have amazing performances from young people who were professional from the very beginning of rehearsals,” said Herbert. “We have comic relief from character actors and a lovely performance from a seasoned actress who plays the Mute. We


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so bringing my own creativity to this production without losing its meaning was important and challenging to me.”

“The cast was amazing. I was hard on them, for I knew what we had to do to make this magical,” she said. “They had to work on their characters, music, dance seven days a week.”

Performances of The Fantasticks are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 21 with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15. Ticket information is available at or by calling the box office at 360-221-8268. WICA is located at 565 Camano Ave. in Langley. Herbert encourages anyone interested in moonlight, magic, glitter and love to check out the production. “You will have a magical evening,” she said. Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Community Orchestra The Whidbey Island Community Orchestra will present the “Impressionists” in concert Friday, Oct. 20 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Freeland.

running together like the weave of a soft and lovely piece of tapestry,” she said. “The audience members are encouraged to sit back and allow the music to wash over them, rather than listen for distinct elements. Relaxing and evocative at times, and then wildly stirring, this music makes for an emotional experience as much as an intellectual one.” Audiences will also be treated to a “haunting” tale written by Barbara Ferris, to be narrated by Whidbey Island actor David Ossman, during the Debussy composition Engulfed Cathedral. But that is a small part of what this concert will include. “There are the jaunty little French waltzes and the heroic marches of Bizet’s Suite From L’Arlesienne,…and the spooky, dissonant violin solos performed by our own Talia Toni Marcus in Saint Saen’s Danse Macabre,” Morrow said. “We are all very excited to have the chance to play such beautiful music.” As always, there is no charge to attend the concert. Donations are encouraged to help the group provide youth scholarships, purchase sheet music for the orchestra and to meet expenses. WICO was established for the sole purpose of allowing local musicians to perform for their own enjoyment, and to give young, local musicians an opportunity to play with an orchestra without having to audition. Photo Courtesy of Whidbey Island Center for the Arts Kent Junge, left, and Jim Scullin play Henry and Mortimer, respectively, in the WICA production of the musical “The Fantasticks,” playing now through Oct. 21.


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

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

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artists: Barbara Marks & Denis Hill Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 14, 2:00pm-5:00pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm Artworks Gallery features Painter Barbara Marks and Photographer Denis Hill during October. During the reception there will be light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by guitarist Quinn Fitzpatrick. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors.

“Promises Kept” - New Paintings and Tapestry by DM Windwalker Taibi Meet the Artist: Saturday, October 14, 2:00pm-5:00pm Show continues through October 30 Raven Rocks Gallery, Greenbank Farm This new collection of original artwork focuses on the process of migrations of birds in autumn, following the promise of safety in their winter havens. A second aspect of promises kept is explored in Windwalker’s new triptych “Leap of Faith,” as well as his latest tapestries. There will be light refreshments, music, periodic art demonstrations and creative fun opportunities for guests of all ages.

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

Meetings & Organizations Greenbank Progressive Club Monthly Potluck Dinner Thursday, October 12, 6:00pm Greenbank Hall, corner of Bakken & Firehouse Roads Meet and greet will begin at 6:00pm with 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 Mike Nortier, Executive Director of Island Transit. His topic will be “Island Transit Updates.” For more information, please call (360) 678-6630. For rental of the Greenbank Hall, please call (360) 678-4813.

AAUW Whidbey Island Branch Saturday, October 14, 9:30am Coupeville United Methodist Church The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Whidbey Island Branch social time begins at 9:30am, the program begins at


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10:00am. Kristen Griffin, Reserve Manager for Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, will speak on Ebey’s Reserve as a remarkable example of collaborative preservation and what that means for the Reserve and the community that supports it. For further information, please contact Faye Lovvorn ( or Elree Harris ( Prospective members welcome. The church is located at 608 N. Main St.

Haunted Fort Casey Volunteer Meetings Every Saturday thru Oct. 14, 11:00am-12:00pm Fort Casey Main Office, Coupeville A number of volunteers are still needed. For more information, contact Sharon-Young Hale at (360) 678-1186 or email

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Island Artists Tuesday, October 17, 11:00am Day Road Fire Station, Greenbank


Island Artists meet every Tuesday at 10:00am until you want to leave. We meet as artists in any creative capacity. There are no instructors but camaraderie and helpful critiques are available if you want and there is no cost! Stephanie Schumann, a member of our group, is going to do a demo on Value & Shading. All are welcome! For more information, contact Leslie Born at (360) 678-5558.

Whidbey Island Camera Club Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm-8:00pm Oak Hall, Room 306, SVC, Oak Harbor The theme for October is “Fall Color”. You may submit up to 3 photographs for discussion during the meeting to absolutescience@ Whidbey Island Camera Club, a community club, is open to the public. If you have questions, please email tina31543@


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WCLT Conservation Plan Input Meeting Thursday, October 19, 6:00pm-8:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. The Whidbey Camano Land Trust is holding a neighborhood meeting to gain public input for updating its Conservation Plan. The plan guides the Land Trust in its conservation work, outlining priority areas on which to focus its land protection and stewardship efforts. Land Trust staff will do a short presentation then engage the public in activities to gain insight on which lands and waters they’d most like to see protected on Whidbey and Camano islands.

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, October 20, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton October’s program: “Facts and Fashions…the Whats and Hows of Basic Gardening on Whidbey Island” with Annie Horton An overview of basic gardening practices from fertilizers to amendments to plants to tools and back again. Annie Horton is an entertaining and informative speaker with lots of experience and good advice about gardening on Whidbey. Refreshments provided and the public is welcome.


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SUGAR AND SPICE AND ALL THINGS NICE… You know, I sometimes think of what it is, exactly, that makes a certain dish so delicious. It could be many things, but often it’s the herbs and/or spices which go into making the food. Spices are found in innumerable food stuffs, and I use them all the time whenever I cook. My spice rack has begun to seep bottles out onto the shelves in what is now called my spice cabinet, allowing a tidal wave of flavor to wait for its chance to roll in and take a meal to heightened levels of tasty. Spices, though versatile and useful creations, aren’t just good at flavoring foods. Some have been used throughout history for medicinal purposes and to lend their sweet aromas to perfume. Cinnamon, for example, has been employed in many facets of life to as far back as approximately 2000 BC. The ancient Egyptians used it as a perfuming agent when they embalmed their deceased. In the Old Testament, it was said to be an ingredient in anointing oil and the Roman Emperor Nero bought and burned copious amounts of cinnamon on the funeral pyre of his second wife as his way of atoning for her death, or so it’s believed. While cinnamon can now be purchased at a more than reasonable price, it wasn’t always as inexpensive as it is today. Its origins eluded the Europeans, who got a taste of the exotic spice through the Middle Eastern trade routes, and spice merchants kept mum about it. It was thus scarce and expensive, but its secret ‘hideout’ was discovered in Sri Lanka in the 1500s by the Portuguese. Now there are two main types of cinnamon. The more popular and widely available kind (the one we are most likely to reach for in our pantry) is called Cassia cinnamon and the second kind is Ceylon cinnamon, which is also known as ‘true’ cinnamon. Cinnamon is extracted from the inner-most sanctum of the cinnamomum tree and the wood surrounding it is discarded. What’s left when the prized spice dries out are the long strips we call ‘cinnamon sticks,’ which curl naturally as the moisture content decreases.

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Its signature scent comes from the oil within the sticks, which contain a high concentration of something called cinnamaldehyde; it is this which is supposed to hold the medicinal effects the spice can have on our health. From antioxidant properties to purported antimicrobial benefits, cinnamon has sure given itself over to almost every facet of life. Its flavor in any dish cannot go unnoticed and the importance of its use at this time of the year in just about everything cannot be understated. What is an apple pie without a dash of cinnamon? What is a pumpkin spice latte without the sprinkle of cinnamon spice on top of the foam? What is fall without the scent of cinnamon swimming sweetly through the air and tickling our senses, beckoning nostalgia and get-togethers even closer? Yes, this is one spice I’m willing to bet has a sure space in any spice rack or pantry, and while delicious and highly appealing in more ways than one, it isn’t the only spice which permeates our lives. It is but one of many, many spices that is so incredibly powerful. So what others are tantamount to cinnamon? Well, this one is perhaps not used as much as cinnamon, (at least not here) but its flavor is incredible. Cardamom has this wonderfully incongruent flavor; it’s sweet yet spicy with a hint of smokiness, and while it is expensive, not much is necessary when it comes to flavoring foods. Cardamom epitomizes flexibility because its aroma and taste don’t consign themselves to any one sort of food or beverage, from cookies and teas, to curries, rice, desserts, meats, and even in perfumes – cardamom can do it all. This spice is derived from the seed pods of a range of plants belonging to the ginger family and what is amazing about cardamom is that while its flavor can be bold, it’s also got a mildness about it which seems counterintuitive – almost - to the fact it is actually a more ‘audacious’ spice. It can sometimes be difficult to translate a flavor into words. Such is the nature of this spice. So how can cardamom be used? Well, why not try adding a dash of it to some honey-glazed, roasted baby carrots at your next Thanksgiving


meal? It will definitely give your dish an edge over others. If it’s sweetness you’re looking to use this spice in, perhaps add some of it to a warm pear compoté and serve with vanilla ice cream. Even just including a half teaspoon of it in your favorite shortbread recipe will make something traditional into something unique! There are so many ways it can be used so get Googling and get creative!

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Dear readers, with the fall season in swing I encourage you to make cinnamon delights of all kinds and maybe, if the fancy takes you, include cardamom in something this year. It has a ‘warmth’ to it that fits the weather. In fact, I encourage you to get creative with spices when you flavor your food – do some good 'ol research in recipe books or online and see how spices can make a difference in your fare. I am including a recipe for cardamom cookies and if you try them, let me know how you like them! Send any and all comments, questions, information and recipes to and let’s do just that – Dish! Cardamom Cookies 2/3 cup sugar (I use brown sugar) 1 tablespoon molasses 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cardamom 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup butter, softened

Nursery Manager, Susie Reynolds will demonstrate how to take cuttings and successfully propagate rhodies from your yard. Great way to increase your rhody collection and you will have “hands-on” training to learn the techniques. To register, call (360) 678-1912.

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

Toning and Sound Healing Workshop Tuesday, October 17, 6:30pm-8:30pm Marsh House, 6436 Maxwelton Rd., Clinton By donation Draw on the energies of the new moon and explore the power of sound, especially the human voice, for personal and planetary healing, awakening and transformation. Go to for information or call (505) 471-8632.

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In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugar and beat until smooth. Add molasses and mix until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine flour, cardamom, baking soda, and cinnamon and stir into the butter mixture. Cover the bowl and refrigerate until the dough is firm. Shape into small balls and gently press onto greased cookie sheet, or parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately 8 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to brown – so keep an eye on them! Remove from heat and allow to cool. Serve with tea or even in a bowl of vanilla ice cream and enjoy! To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.

Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-5:00pm Sunday, October 21, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $50, includes a book This two-day 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. For questions or to register, go to and search 98277 to bring up the class. Additional information can be found at

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To be sure, the spices used and found in our everyday lives, from packaged foods to homemade dishes, are just countless. And let’s be honest, would our food taste the same without the staple little additions? Probably not. My friend’s guacamole, for example, would not be the same if she left out her secret ingredient which I’m almost certain is cumin. Spices can give of themselves so much in so many ways, and their ability to enhance the flavor of a food can also reduce the need for salt, which his often used to do the same thing spice does – give the dish more taste.

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become tomorrow’s good fortune. Siblings and those with whom you share a common goal presently intertwine with your future, making a spirit of cooperation essential on the 12th.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Freedom and independence are of primary concern this week. The trick is to honor your own uniqueness without becoming selfish. If you can manage this within your relationships, your dealings with other people will actually be enhanced. But this doesn’t necessarily mean smooth sailing. If you’re living life behind a mask of conformity, suddenly dropping the mask could make life choppy on the 12th. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) The way forward this week is through tying up the loose ends of the past. Old debts may need to be settled, and uneven scores evened. Focus on people and circumstances that have reached the limit of what they’ll allow you without first taking care of unfinished business. Unworkable situations will respond to your efforts to clean house on the 12th. Proceed one step at a time and you won’t get overwhelmed.   GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Your unrealized wants and desires are apt to surface this week amid feelings that you can finally attain them. You can, but first, there are things that will be required of you and conditions that must be met. You won’t meet all the requirements overnight, so expectations of instant gratification are the first thing you must release. After that, a me-first attitude that ignores the needs of others is your biggest no-no, especially on the 12th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) The urge to outrun life’s undesirable aspects is likely to grip you more than once during the week. If the undesirables in your life are people, you may abruptly decide to go it alone. Sudden moves toward independence may or may not be a wise decision, so be careful not to burn your bridges as you cross them. You may find that people were not your problem, after all. The 12th brings insights and clarity.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) Behaviors that served you well in the past are not what you need going forward. The most useful thing you may do would be to drop any ideas of being the lone hero, substituting an attitude of mutual cooperation in your undertakings, instead. One-person armies are the stuff of fiction. Time to let go of such fantasies and begin to work in conjunction with others. The 12th affords ample opportunity to do that. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Abundance is a theme in your life this week. Only the lucky few will escape experiencing this as lack of some want or desire. If you would be one of those, realize that luck is largely self-made. Wise choices made today

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) This week the key to success in the present lies in making sure you are not running away from your past. If your way forward is blocked, look around for the issue you’re ignoring in hopes it will just go away. It won’t, until you have faced it and fully addressed it. Dealing with it will take less energy than fighting to ignore it, so get started. The 12th is structured to help you recognize your task and begin.  SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) You’re likely to exhibit a preference for the proven and dependable this week. The energy required to indulge yourself in speculations and untested beliefs is just not there for you presently. Later you may feel differently, but for now, following tested systems is the way to go. This preference for following the rules on the 12th may put you in league with some like-minded individuals who you wouldn’t  otherwise meet.  SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) Security probably means less to you this week than the chance to wing your way into unfamiliar territory. Risk-taking is part of the appeal as you explore beyond your normal bounds. Others may not possess your capacity for braving the unknown, however, so don’t be surprised if at some point you find yourself going it alone. Vesting too much faith in others on the 12th is setting yourself up for abandonment.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Your most effective results this week come of ignoring  surface appearances. It’s the essence of the thing that matters most. Looking beneath the surface to inner potentials reveals key points that others will miss, giving you the advantage you seek. Solutions will be seen within the problem, and they may not be where you thought. What appear to be business problems on the 12th might really be relationship issues.    AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Your capacity for disciplined thinking is showcased this week. Children may be the catalyst that starts your wheels turning, and once begun, your thought processes are apt to range far and wide, especially when it comes to problem solving. Some of your most effective solutions will be quite unorthodox. Think before acting on those that run counter to social norms. Action speaks louder than words on the 12th.  PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Don’t be surprised this week if the activities at which you excel are the ones that are least appealing to you. The subjects most likely to draw your attention are the ones in which you have little aptitude or experience. This means you may find yourself breaking away from the herd in pursuit of your desires. Try not to alienate people on the 12th. You’re likely to need those old contacts later. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


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47. Mary __, cosmetics

23. __ student: doctor-tobe

5. Secret collection

48. Midway between east and southeast

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49. Reflected

27. Leaders

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16. Jelly-like algae substance

55. US Treasury title (abbr.)

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56. Spiritual leader

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61. Isaac’s mother (Bib.)

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63. Southern constellation

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20. Late Republic Roman poet

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66. Individual article

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57. Second Greek letter

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44. Men proud of their masculinity

50. Saudi Arabian island

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59. Unstressed-stressed

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61. Title of respect

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Life Tributes Aaron Haggar (Al) Steinsiek Aaron Haggar (Al) Steinsiek died Thursday, September 7, 2017, at the age of 96. Al was born in Poteau, OK, August 3, 1921, to Fred and Amanda Bell Steinsiek. When he was 15, he lied about his age to join the Army in Texas so he could contribute to the family income, being too young for programs such as the CCC during the Great Depression. Discharged a year later with his Marksman badge, he worked at many jobs, including hunting guide, clerk in his brother’s store, and truck driver. He joined the Navy in 1942 and trained in Naval Aviation at San Diego and at the University of Colorado. He came to Oak Harbor in January 1943 as an aviation radioman in the Navy. He was in Fleet Airwing Six and with Naval Intelligence. He also served on Kwajalein Island in the South Pacific, and as a Navy photographer he documented life on Bikini Atoll before the inhabitants were evacuated for the bomb tests. He met his future wife, Oak Harbor native Elizabeth Wheeler, when he went to the telephone office where she worked to wire money to his mother. They were married August 5, 1943, at the Wheeler home south of town, and they recently celebrated their 74th anniversary. After the war, he kept up his pilot’s license for a few years flying small planes around western Washington. Although they lived briefly in Oklahoma, Colorado, and Arizona, the Steinsieks lived in Oak Harbor for most of their marriage, and all four of their children were born here. Al worked for various construction firms in the region as a carpenter, foreman, and eventually job superintendent until his retirement in 1984, when he developed an interest in genealogy that resulted in trips across the United States and to Germany in search of records and living relatives before the advent of the internet. Nothing brought him more pleasure than visits from, or photos of, his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Al was a born storyteller, with a never-ending trove of tales from his childhood, from his war service, from the job, and sometimes from pure imagination, such as being Mayor of Bugtussel. He had a firm sense of right and wrong, and ran for County Commissioner in 1968 just so it would be a twoperson race. He was also well-known around town in the 1980s and 1990s as the “tomato man,” raising hundreds of tomato seedlings (from saved seed) for sale each spring in his greenhouse. He always said he did it more for the people he met than to make money. During a rough period early in his life, he made a conscious decision to focus on the good instead of the bad, and for many decades never passed a day without finding humor in something. He was active for many years in the International Order of Oddfellows, including Noble Grand as one of his offices. He was a member of Oak Lodge in Oak Harbor and Truth Lodge of Sedro-Woolley. He was also a member of the Garfield Masonic Lodge of La Conner, where he was a Life Member, and held many positions including Worshipful Master. He received his 50-year pin in 2012. He was DeMolay advisor to the Whidbey Island chapter in the 1960s and early 1970s. In addition to his wife Elizabeth, he is survived by and will be greatly missed by his children and their spouses, Paul and Sumiko Steinsiek, and Philip and Evon Steinsiek, all of Oak Harbor, Kathryn and Harvey Lord of Connecticut, and daughter-in-law Patty Steinsiek of Bonney Lake; his grandchildren and their spouses, Carol and David Lawson of Mount Vernon, Edward and Sara Steinsiek, and Jeremy Steinsiek of Oak Harbor, Richard and Ryoko Steinsiek of Japan, Joel and Amanda Lord of New York, Timothy and Aimee Wilson of Alabama, Tawnya and Travis McKinney of Spokane Valley, and Lisa and Craig Hale of Lake Stevens; sixteen great-grandchildren; step-granddaughter Michelle Boyer and her family of Milton; sister-in-law Rose Wheeler of Arizona; many nieces, nephews, and cousins in this country and in Germany. He was predeceased by his brothers and son, George. The family would like to thank the staff of Regency on Whidbey for their kind care of Al in recent months, and for putting up with his jokes. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday, October 21 at the First United Methodist Church, 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

Elizabeth R. (Wheeler) Steinsiek Elizabeth Ruth (Wheeler) Steinsiek slipped away peacefully September 29, 2017 to join her old sweetheart on another adventure. She was 102. Betsy was born at home on Scenic Heights August 1, 1915, to Fred and Elvira Wheeler. She attended the old Watson Comers school and graduated from Oak Harbor High School in 1933. She met her future husband, A.H. Steinsiek, while working as a telephone operator for the West Coast Telephone Company. He was an aviation radioman at NAS Whidbey, and came in to wire money to his mother in Oklahoma. They were married at the Wheeler home August 5, 1943. After the war, they lived briefly in Oklahoma, Colorado, and later Arizona, but spent most of their married life in Oak Harbor, where all four of their children were born. LOCALLY OPERATED.

Betsy was active all her life in the Methodist Church, serving for a time as organist, participating in circles, cooking for events and bazaars, and most recently as a newsletter folder, until failing health and eyesight forced her to stop early in this century. She held all the offices in the Oak Leaf Rebekah Lodge and in 1984, she was awarded the Decoration of Chivalry by the Patriarchs Militant of the International Order of Odd Fellows. Her family was her passion, and she greatly enjoyed get-togethers with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren held at the slightest excuse. Her driving force was the simple goal of living a useful life. Her faith and optimistic outlook kept her cheerful in the face of declining abilities, even when macular degeneration and cataracts took away her ability to read, garden, and do needlework and sewing. Instead of complaining, she laughed about the peculiar distortions she saw, or the rainbows in soap suds. Betsy and Al were an inspiration as partners in life, pulling together in difficult times, enjoying retirement trips around this country and to Germany, and each vowing to take care of the other as long as they could. After they moved into their respective buildings at Regency, Al visited her regularly, and the gentle teasing that marked their 74 years together continued. She often told him, "I'm sure glad I married you," and he would tell anyone, "I sure do love that old girl." She will be greatly missed by her children and their spouses, Paul and Sumiko Steinsiek, Philip and Evon Steinsiek, all of Oak Harbor, Kathryn and Harvey Lord of Connecticut, and daughter­in-law Patty Steinsiek of Bonney Lake; her grandchildren and their spouses, Carol and David Lawson of Mount Vernon, Edward and Sara Steinsiek, and Jeremy Steinsiek of Oak Harbor, Richard and Ryoko Steinsiek of Japan, Joel and Amanda Lord of New York, Timothy and Aimee Wilson of Alabama, Tawnya and Travis McKinney of Spokane Valley, and Lisa and Craig Hale of Lake Stevens; sixteen great-grandchildren; step-granddaughter Michelle Boyer and her family of Milton; sister-in-law Rose Wheeler of Arizona; eleven nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by all seven of her brothers and sisters, her son George, and her sweetheart, Al, who passed away September 7, just 22 days before her. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM October 21st at the First United Methodist Church 1050 SE Ireland Street, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277

Robert L. Scully CDR, USN, Retired Robert L. “Bob” Scully, CDR, USN, Ret., 93, of Whidbey Island passed away October 2, 2017. Bob entered the world March 16, 1924 in Pottowatomie County, KS to the late Francis & Mabel Scully of Topeka, KS. Bob spent his formative years in Topeka, KS at Washburn University. He married Geraldine Reid and cared for her deeply until her passing in 1976. In 1978, he married his second love, Donna (Nichols) Scully and for the last 39 years they have been laughing, loving and dancing through their golden years. During his career in the United States Navy, Bob had a significant impact improving the safety of fellow pilots and deck crew, earning medals for World War II Victory, Japanese Occupation, United Nations, Korean Services, National Defense Services, and Naval Reserve. Most importantly, he was instrumental in improving the landing aids and operations of flight decks on the aircraft carriers of the Pacific Fleet. This action subsequently significantly reduced fatalities and injuries for pilots and deck crews. Retiring after 26 years of service as a Commander, he purchased land on Whidbey Island to launch his second career, founding the O’Scholade Ranch. As a member of the Oak Harbor and Island County communities, Bob pursued his many hobbies and established the Gem and Rock Club, facilitated the establishment of the Silver Lake Fire Station serving as a trainer and fire fighter for the first volunteer team, became the resident apiarist and was a member of the Whidbey Island Country Club, golfing well into his 80s. He was also elected to the very first Parks and Rec board of Island County. Under his tenure, the Oak Harbor Senior Center and swimming pool was approved. Despite his many activities, Bob could always find time to enjoy time with friends Friday evenings at the “Friday Night Dinner Group.” Bob will always be fondly remembered by his family for his strong work ethic, enduring passion for life and adoration for his wife, Donna. With his grandchildren, his legacy includes tree forts, a profound respect for elders as he regularly outworked them on the ranch well into his 60’s, admiration for the homemade ice cream and appreciation for a good tractor ride. Bob lived his full life with integrity, honor and gusto. Bob was a beloved husband to the two great loves of his life, the late Geraldine (Reid) Scully and Donna (Nichols) Scully. He was the loving father of Sandra & her husband Gary Auckland, Jim & his wife Carol Scully. Step children include Stan Nichols/Miriam and Linda Nichols/Phillipp. He was also the devoted grandfather of Brian, David and Steve Auckland, Shaun Scully, Angel Rollins, Eric Nichols, Angela (Steve) Santello, Erica Beernink, Rilee Nichols, and Casslaine Beernink. Great Grandfather to many. Bob is survived by his brothers William V. (Martha) Scully, and Richard W. Scully and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine, brothers Paul and Donald (Mary) Scully, and his sister Marylyn Scully-Hibbs. Funeral services for Bob will be held Saturday, October 14, 2017, 2:00pm at the Oak Harbor First Reformed Church. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. In lieu of flowers please consider volunteering and spending time improving your local community. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home. To share messages or condolences, please visit Bob’s Book of Memories page on the funeral home website at www.wallinfuneralhome. com.

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AUTO/PARTS FOR SALE 1988 Merkur Scorpio out of eight years storage. This 4-door sport sedan has RWD and IRS. Fun to drive. 130K highway miles, mechanically sound. Needs some electrical work. $1,790 or best offer. In Clinton. (360) 579-6064 (1)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (360) 221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ 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@ More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. 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 Advo-

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

JOB MARKET Hiring IMMEDIATELY for part-time evening janitor, Monday-Saturday, 6 hours per week (one hour per shift) in Freeland, half hour per visit, 2x per week in Clinton. Start time flexible (after 6:00pm/ earlier on Saturday); Must have valid DL, cell phone, pass background/drug screening and E-Verify (USCIS). Please provide name and phone number. Resumes welcome. Email:  susan.valenzuela@ (1) Need someone to help with pre-winter garden prep in Freeland. Clean-up, weeding, and some trimming, $15 per hour. (360) 730-1522 (2) Whidbey Animals' Improvement Foundation (WAIF) seeks part time Animal Care Technicians to help deliver expanded community services and to help operate WAIF animal care facilities. Animal Care Technicians are responsible for the daily care of shelter animals and program support. This position will also assist the public when admitting and adopting animals, and promote responsible pet ownership. Duties also include kennel cleaning, general health care of Puzzle 1 (Medium, difficulty rating 0.46)







































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HEALTH/FITNESS Sears treadmill, $50. (360) 929-3801 (1)

JEWELRY 14K yellow gold Royal Byzantine necklace. 18 inches long, $599; 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 (0)

ELECTRONICS Samsung Smart LED TV series 6000, 55-inch. $1750 new, sell $600. Estate sale. Tom (360) 544-2700 (1)

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cast iron grills. Oven is electric (requires 4 wire cord/220 volt) with convection, clock, timer, delay start, etc, $600. Can email photo. (360) 914-4304 (1) Maytag Bravos Series washer and dryer w/steam Rapid Refresh. Practically new! Orig. $1200, sell both $550. Estate sale. Tom (360) 544-2700 (1)

HOME FURNISHINGS All wood, 7-drawer heavy desk, $50. (360) 929-3801 (1) Amazing vintage (75 years old) unique 7-piece bedroom set. All handprinted. Western theme with applied brass covered wagons to two twin headboards. Mint condition. Clinton area. $400 or best offer. Also have like new entertainment center with glass doors, pretty, free. (206) 361-2379 (1) Trunk, 36” long x 20” wide x 12” high; Metal storage racks with 3/4” particle board, 4’ x 5’ shelving; Two twin-size 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; Small TV/radio cabinet. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (1)

LAWN AND GARDEN 25 aluminum silver deck post caps, $3 each; 200 feet new 8” heavy waterline, $4 a foot, obo. Can be used for waterline or drain line. (360) 321-1624 Natural Barnyard Topsoil: Good for gardens, flower beds, etc. Unscreened, 10 yard loads, $225 delivered. South Whidbey (360) 321-1624

MISCELLANEOUS Homelite ST-155 gas 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) 6750379 (1) 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; Pole cutter to cut tree limbs. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (1) 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

RECREATION 2 heavy duty sleeping bags; Windsurfer, Rocket Express, has two different sized sails, sails are in storage bags. Please call for details; we can send photos. Best offer. (360) 678-1167 (1)

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES 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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