Whidbey Weekly, October 26, 2017

Page 1


October 26 through November 1, 2017


FREE Community Halloween Fun on Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor!






Oct. 28 • 5pm-8pm

Zombie Makeup at Whidbey Playhouse with Free Family Fun at Traders Village: Trunk or Treat, Music, Food, Crafts & Games! Please call 360-929-1452 for more information. This event is proudly sponsored by these participating businesses:

Richard Voit

Jeff Pleet, CLU, ChFC Financial Advisor

Printing provided by Whidbey Playhouse

More Local Events inside

uncommon threads 14th annual whidbey weavers guild sale

Harvest Fest Races Coupeville Green Coupeville Page 6

Zumba & Hula by Ate Flo Knights of Columbus Oak Harbor Page 6

unique locally handcrafted wearables, home decor and more


3 & 4 2017

SW Syrian Refugee Project • Church Langley United Methodist Langley FRIDAY 10 - 7 Page 9 SATURDAY 10 - 3

GREENBANK FARM 765 Wonn Road in Greenbank



October 31, 2017 5:00 - 7:00pm

• Costume Contest with Prizes! • Haunted Bus • Photo Booth • Treats

Historic Downtown Oak Harbor

3-8pm, Saturday, October 28 All Ages-Prices Vary

Island County Fairgrounds 819 Camano Ave • Langley • 360-221-7950 PortofSouthWhidbey.com/events

Spooktacular Langley Come Trick or Treat in Downtown Langley Tuesday, October 31 Halloween Day 2:30-5pm

Sponsored by Oak Harbor Main Street Association • OakHarborMainStreet.org

FREE Community Halloween Fun on Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor! 5TH ANNUAL




October 28 • 5-8pm

At the Midway Traders Village, 390 NE Midway Blvd, Oak Harbor Zombie Makeup at Whidbey Playhouse 2:30-4:30 Monster Mash At Midway Trader’s Village 5-8pm: Prizes for Best Zombie Contest & Best Scream Contest, Music provided by Yesterday’s Wine, Free Popcorn from Blue Fox, Free Halloweenies from Humphrey Sign Co., Monster Juice from Oldish Stuff, Trunk or Treat provided by Ryan’s House for Youth, Haunted School Bus by Oak Harbor School District, Free Bouncing & Glow Party At Bouncin’, Dance Party & Thriller Lessons at In Motion Dance Studio and a Spooky Book Nook with Whidbey Playhouse Activities & Treats with: All About Kids Preschool, Ashley’s Design, Campfire USA of Island County, Fanbulance Unit 12, Farmer’s Insurance/Richard Voit, Joy Rutherford, M.A., Life Without Limits/OT for Kids, Mighty to Save Ministries, Navy Wives Club of America, Oak Bowl, Oak Harbor Lions Club, Positively Linked, Relay for Life, WAIF, Whidbey Weekly, Woodward’s Tae Kwon Do Swag Bags to first 100 participants to arrive in costume with treats from: Allstate Insurance/Matt Iverson, Homes are for Living, Oak Harbor Elk’s, Paul Neumiller, Relay for Life, SaviBank & Whidbey Residentials

Langley Main Street www.visitlangley.com

The town and merchants are all dressed up with treats for kids and friendly dogs. Just look for the crow poster on participating shops.

MIDWAY MONSTER MASH OCTOBER 28 • 5PM-8PM MIDWAY TRADER’S VILLAGE FREE Community Halloween Fun on Midway Blvd in Oak Harbor!

Get Your ZOMBIE On!

Saturday, October 28 2:30-4:30pm Zombie Make Up in the Whidbey Playhouse Star Studio

360-679-2237 730 A SE Midway Blvd www.whidbeyplayhouse.com


BARBER SHOP 285 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor • 360-320-4072

oak harbor school district

Haunted School Bus October 28


At the midway Trader’s village 390 NE Midway Blvd, oak harbor


OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED.

ON TRACK with Jim Freeman

The power of fall never ceases to amaze me. Even without power, it is amazing. The majestic sway of the old growth big leaf maples in my yard reminds me of the power of the Supreme Court.

There are nine justices on the bench. I have nine old maples. It's the big old things that excite me. Reader thanks The absolute best part of writing this column, other than creating a sentence without a dangling modifier, is getting to meet readers. It doesn't happen often because I don't get out much because of my parole. When I do get released, I get to go to parts of Whidbey I have never seen, even after almost four decades of getting chipped windshields while driving around on this rock. Such joy was the case last month when I was invited to share some special time with Bill and Loretta. Even though I have permission to use their last name, in case someone is Binging or Googling them on the web, I don't want this paragraph to be revealed without a background check. Bill and Loretta are not only best friends with Johnny Tillotson (Poetry in Motion, Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On, Talk Back Trembling Lips), they have personally watched Johnny walk the dog with his yo-yo's. Remember Yo-Yo's? How about cap guns and cookie jars? The Bill and Loretta dynamic duo has a collection of both that would make the Bradford Exchange look like a sand box. Loretta and Bill are two of the most likeable people I have ever liked. Right out of the chute, even after accidentally dripping truck oil on their freshly paved, stain free driveway, I felt accepted. Seeing that old issues of Whidbey Weekly were not capturing my petroleum spill, Bill offered a soon-to-be-stained piece of plywood which probably cost more than my truck tabs. Does VG mean vertical grain, very good, or visitor's gunk? Next time I go to Coupeville I'll try not to dress like we do in Freeland. We Freelanders wear early thrift store, not too clean, not too dirty. Indistinguishable, and yet often provocative, particularly with Banana Republic and Victor's Secret. Coupeville offers a more cosmopolitan presentation than Freeland. Even the Coupeville animal shelter is scenic. I do need to get out more, because when I do, readers like Bill and Loretta are reminders of our island's great people, great places, and great communities. Is there any wonder we have so many realtors around here smiling? Our realtors are fishing a stocked pond. Speaking of ponds, welcome to next Tuesday's property tax deadline at the Island County Treasurer's office. Say hello to Wanda Grone. Treasurer Wanda and her crew do an amazing job. Chili and baked Belated kudos to Whidbey Coffee, Frontier Lumber, Hearth and Home, Sally Albertson, Helen and Mr. Price-Johnson and the Johnson Family, Charles Locke, Tiane White, Gwendine Norton, Jim and Nancy Thelen, and Cameron and Campbell for their support and sponsorship of the 6th annual South Whidbey Builders Association annual scholarship fundraiser. While final figures were unavailable at press time, enough money was raised to provide several $500 scholarships to yet-to-be-awarded recipients headed to college next fall.

Whidbey Weekly

Cameron and Campbell, former scholarship winners, offered their superb remarks to the packed Comfort Winery crowd about how those funds helped them. One of Sally Albertson's apple pies sold three times for a total of $575, about seventy bucks a slice. Divide that by the number of forkfuls and you better not be talking with your mouth full. Thanks also to Rita and Carl Comfort and the cast and crew of characters in attendance who collectively shared more benevolence from their billfolds than a choir of anonymous donors. The We Drove The Farthest Award goes to Debbie and Jeanette of Hearth and Home in Oak Harbor. Not only did they bring a delicious sheet cake adorned in Halloween colors with “Welcome to Fall, Ya'll” inscribed on the orange icing, they had an announcement to make which I forgot to share. May the Memory Force be with me. "It's our honor and pleasure to sponsor and be a part of an event to help children further themselves with an education. Hearth & Home values the communities here on Whidbey Island and we pride ourselves in taking care of each customer like they're our ONLY customer. Our platform is built on integrity and consistency and we strive to make sure our customers feel appreciated as well as cozy. We have been serving Whidbey since 1994, we offer a full service location in Oak Harbor at 949 Ault Field Road. Please give us a call or stop in anytime so we can assist you in a service, repair, chimney sweep or a beautiful new unit for your home. We offer a variety of products such as gas, wood and pellet inserts, stoves and fireplaces, top brands like Blaze King and Kozy Heat, Regency, In-Door AND Out-Door! Our team are all in-house from sales to installation, repairs and billing. We hope to see you soon!” While the cake was gone before I got my bag o'chili to go, I am certain next year, I will start with dessert. Isn't that what the French do? Or am I thinking about my brother and sister? They used to hide ice cream bars in their lunch pails until they discovered a Kit Carson or Annie Oakley thermos did not work well for storage. Someone get the mop. Clean up in the multipurpose room. On behalf of the South Whidbey Home Builders, we thank all of our community for supporting and attending this year's event. Women who know Thanks to TJ and Teresa for their approval of the following internet offering: Barbara Walters did a story on gender roles in Kabul, Afghanistan several years before our involvement in the conflict. She noted that women customarily walked five paces behind their husbands. She recently returned to Kabul, and observed that women still walk behind their husbands. Despite the overthrow of the oppressive Taliban regime, the women now seem to, and are happy to, maintain the old custom. Ms. Walters approached one of the Afghan women and asked, "Why do you now seem happy with an old custom that you once tried so desperately to change?" The woman looked Ms. Walters straight in the eyes, and without hesitation said, "Land Mines." No matter what language you speak or where you go, the moral of this story is obvious—Behind every man there is a really smart woman.


OCTOBER 26 - www.whidbeyweekly.com NOVEMBER 1, 2017



Dr. Mark Cichowski & Dr. Nannette Crowell, colleagues

CASCADIA EYE AND WHIDBEY EYE CENTER. 30+ YEARS OF AWARD-WINNING EYE CARE EXPERIENCE, EACH. THE DREAM TEAM IS HERE TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR EYES. Dr. Mark Cichowski and the staff of Whidbey Eye Center are now part of Cascadia Eye. So you’ll receive eyecare from the family you know, PLUS!

Locally-designed eyewear starting at $35 • Comprehensive all-ages eye care • Custom contact lens fittings • State-of-the-art technology • ....and much more!

Learn more at


(360) 678-2020

109 NE Birch St, Coupeville, WA 98239


PHONE: (360)682-2341

FAX: (360)682-2344



390 NE MIDWAY BLVD | PO BOX 1098 | OAK HARBOR, WASHINGTON 98277 Publisher & Editor.......................................................... Eric Marshall Marketing Representatives................Penny Hill, Roosevelt Rumble Graphic Design............................................................. Teresa Besaw Production Manager......................................................TJ Pierzchala Circulation Manager.................................................... Noah Marshall

Contributing Writers Jim Freeman Wesley Hallock Kae Harris Tracy Loescher Kathy Reed Carey Ross

Volume 9, Issue 43 | © MMXVII Whidbey Weekly

PUBLISHED and distributed every week. No part of this publication may be reproduced without the written consent of the publisher. The Whidbey Weekly cannot be held responsible for the quality of goods or services supplied by advertisers in this publication. Articles, unless otherwise stated, are by contribution and therefore the Whidbey Weekly is not in a position to validate any comments, recommendations or suggestions made in these articles. Submitted editorial is NOT guaranteed to be published. DEADLINES: The Whidbey Weekly is a submission based editorial with contributing writers. Please feel free to submit any information (please limit to 200 words) that you would like to share with the Whidbey Weekly. You may submit by email to editor@whidbeyweekly.com, by fax to (360)682-2344 or by postal mail to PO Box 1098, Oak Harbor, WA 98277. Submitted editorial is NOT guaranteed to be published. Deadline for all submissions is one week prior to issue date. For more information, please visit www.whidbeyweekly.com.


Auxiliary Auction

November 4, 5pm Hors d’oeuvres & Silent Auction

Dessert Auction & Live Auction Following The Silent Auction Advanced tickets available at canteen, $10 each or $18 per couple 3037 Goldie Road Oak Harbor All proceeds benefit Veteran and Auxiliary affairs.

To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly

Bits & Pieces ing the 41 recommendations from the Housing Task Force, and providing an action plan for the current study the County has hired an outside analyst to review the problem.

As a member-driven organization, our mission is to bring commerce to the city of Oak Harbor…we want to keep business on-island. With more and more of our workforce having to live off-island, this is becoming harder and harder to do.

Letters to the Editor Editor, Thanks to the many donors and attendees that made our Instant Wine Cellar that was held on October 6, 2017, a huge success. This event raised over $26,000 through admission, donations, raffle tickets and silent auction items. We also received a generous matching gift from the Island Thrift Board of Directors. The community overwhelmed us with their generosity for the event. We were able to get all the wine and beer for the “Instant Wine Cellar” and “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall” raffle donated by United Way Board Members and Staff: Lila Allen, Paige Bates, Becky Bolte, Janice Gaare, Jeff McMahan, and Bill Weinsheimer. Two wine refrigerators were donated by Mark Brown and Kathi Philips, and Bob and Rhonda Severns. Raffle items were donated by Cedric & Cathy Niiro, Broken Banjo (Larry Mason, Kevin Johnson & Deirdre Fairfax), Dr. Gary Berner, Bill & Sheila Weinsheimer, Jan and Marshall Bronson from Compass Rose, Lila Allen and Walmart, Front Street Grill, Zorba’s, and Plaza Cinemas 3. Seven restaurants participated as our “BITES”. They were China City, Elk’s Lodge, Fraser’s, Flyers Restaurant and Brewery, Jumbo Burrito, Louie-G’s, and Seabolts. Our “SIPS” were donated by Flyer’s Restaurant and Brewery, and Whidbey Island Winery. Background music for part of the night was provided by Lance Gibbon. The DJ, Moose Malone provided the dancing music for our guests and was sponsored by Whidbey Island Bank. A big thank you to Stephanie Montgomery for her help with the check-in, raffle and photography. We had the honor of having many “Celebrity Servers”. They were: Bob Severns-Oak Harbor Mayor, Mark Brown-Island County Sheriff, Ray Merrill-Oak Harbor Fire Chief, Joe MosolinoWindermere Real Estate-South Whidbey, Tara Hizon-Oak Harbor City Council, Beth MunnsOak Harbor City Council, Christine Cribb-Oak Harbor Chamber, Paige Bates and Kathi Philips-RE/Max Acorn Properties. Much planning went into the event and could not have happened without Jim Cloore, Bill Weinsheimer, Kathi Phillips, Paige Bates, Lila Allen, Becky Bolte, Janice Gaare and Jeff McMahan. The event was such a success as a friend and fund raiser that we are already planning for next year! We truly appreciate all those involved for their support of United Way of Island County and this community event. Sincerely, Cathy Niiro, Executive Director United Way of Island County

Editor, A recent survey to all Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce members showed that the number one concern was housing, specifically workforce priced housing (between $200,000$300,000). During our recent board retreat, it was unanimously decided that we take a stance on the ongoing housing crisis, and that we are 100% for smart development. The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce strongly urges city and county officials to consider any and all projects that have a potential to help solve the housing crisis. This includes ongoing developments, and ones that are in the permitting process, and address-

If you’ve gone or left the island during rush hour, you know exactly what I’m talking about. In the mornings there is a line of cars a mile long coming onto the island, and the same happens after working hours with people leaving the island to go home. There is no doubt that the majority of these people are our Navy personnel, as there are no available rentals or affordable homes to speak of. There are currently 42 homes on the market in the workforce price range of $200,000$300,000, with 31 of them selling each month. This gives us an absorption rate of 1.3 months-meaning if no other homes came on the market, we would be out of homes before Thanksgiving. Coupled with the fact that Navy housing has a 2-year wait list, and you can come to no other conclusion that we are in a housing crisis. So, what do we do? Building within the city limits is not realistic, as you cannot build a small number of homes and sell them at an affordable price range-the cost of building in small numbers is just too high. There is a solution that will help us start to come out of our housing crisis right in front of us…Wright’s Crossing. Right now, they are the only option we have. You’ve heard rumors, read non-facts, and possibly formed an opinion on Wright’s Crossing master planned development. Let me give you some actual facts: $400 million injected into our local economy The plan is for up to 250 homes per year. This makes it a 6-year minimum project from the time development starts Wright’s Crossing does not want to build the homes (although they were the largest home builder in the US at one point-they are now developers of land), they want to develop-and have local builders actually put hammer to nail The project will bring roughly 300 jobs/year to the island They DO have a traffic plan to help with our existing problem, and to handle the added traffic that would come from the development. They have hired the foremost expert in traffic studies, who actually lives in Oak Harbor. The project will also bring tax dollars to our city, impact aid to our schools, help with the cost of the new sewer treatment plant, and let’s not forget the most important thing… people into your businesses. Think about how your business would thrive if you had 500 more customers, and over time, thousands more customers. As an organization that promotes commerce, I believe that supporting a project that will bring commerce to your business cannot be anything but great. Consider this: Assuming the average household income is around $50,000; once this project is complete, it has the potential to inject $75 million EVERY YEAR into our local economy. Nothing in my 6 years as President, or as a native-born Whidbey Islander, has shown the potential for this kind of economic stimulus. Jason McFadyen Board President Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

NAS Whidbey Island SAR Rescues Injured Hiker at Deception Pass A Search and Rescue (SAR) team from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island rescued an injured hiker at Deception Pass State Park in Anacortes, Washington, on Saturday, October 21, 2017.

The SAR crew took off from NAS Whidbey Island around 5:00pm. Due to the injured hiker’s location and surrounding terrain, North Whidbey Fire and Rescue was unable to reach the man. Upon arrival, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class John Siedler, a search and rescue medical technician (SMT), hoisted down to the scene and prepared the injured man for immediate extraction. The patient was transported to Island Hospital where he was delivered to a higher level of care. This was the 35th rescue of 2017 for NAS Whidbey Island SAR, which has also conducted 7 searches and 15 Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC) missions this year, totaling 64 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. [Submitted by Mike Welding, NAS Whidbey Island]

Island Consort Presents La Musica d’Italia! Island Consort opens their 5th performance season on Whidbey Island Saturday, October 28, at 7:00pm with an all-Italian, mostly Baroque program! Island Consort Singers— conducted by Dr. Dianne Vars--will perform works of Claudio Monteverdi and contemporary pieces by Italian-American composer Domenick Argento. Guitarist Robert Kelly will perform a Scarlatti sonata as well as Boccherini’s Introduction & Fandango with harpsichordist Sheila Weidendorf. Violinists Sue Baer & Brian Kenney and cellist JingJing Tsong will perform a Corelli trio sonata, and Island Consort Players will do Marcello’s oboe concerto with guest oboist Logan Esterling, and close the program with Vivaldi’s Autumn from his Four Seasons, with violin soloist Gloria Ferry-Brennan.

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. Baby.” Amid the reminiscing, two middleaged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present, and come face to face with the future. The show runs from November 3 to November 18. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Thursday, November 16 at 7:30pm and a Sunday matinee on November 12 at 4:00pm. Performances take place in the The OutCast Black Box Theater at the Island County Fairgrounds. Tickets for individual productions and season tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3102010 or by emailing Outcast Productions at ocp@whidbey.com and letting them know how many tickets you would like held at will-call (cash and checks only at the door). For more information about Outcast Productions, visit their website: http://www.outcastproductions.net/ [Submitted by Carolyn Tamler]

Ebey’s Reserve Community Potluck The Trust Board of Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve and Friends of Ebey’s invite you to the 10th Annual Community Potluck at the Historic Crockett Barn in Coupeville on Friday, November 3 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Enjoy good food and good friends at the biggest community potluck of the year. Bring a dish to share, along with your own plates and utensils. The potluck is free and open to the public. There will be a raffle drawing and Reserve holiday merchandise available. This year, Friends of Ebey’s will also be taking recipe submissions for the Ebey’s Reserve Harvest Cookbook at their merchandise table. To celebrate the upcoming 40th Anniversary of the Reserve, Friends of Ebey’s will be publishing a cookbook, filled with original recipes and stories highlighting the multi-generational history of food and lives of the extended Reserve community. Whether you have been here for generations, or have recently arrived and indulged in a favorite meal featuring local ingredients - this cookbook is another way to show how we are all connected to Ebey’s Reserve. You are encouraged to include a story and a picture (a person, a dish, a landscape) with your recipe. The finished cookbook will contribute to preserving the Reserve, both through its stories and sales. If you would prefer to submit your recipes digitally, email your picture, recipe and story to: info@friendsofebeys.org [Submitted by Alix Roos, Executive Director, Friends of Ebey’s]

Andre Feriante in Concert

Island Consort is Whidbey Island’s resident chamber and early music ensemble, with some 36 musicians--instrumentalists and vocalists, founded and directed by Sheila Weidendorf. The Consort is an umbrella program of Whidbey Island Arts Council, a 501C3, not-for-profit organization. The performance will be held Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm, at the Unitarian-Universalist Congregation of Whidbey Island, Freeland. Admission at the door is $20 for adults, $5 for youth. For more information, visit www.islandconsort.org or email sweidendorf@whidbey. com [Submitted by Sheila Weidendorf]

Outcast Productions Presents Follies in Concert Outcast Productions is ending its current season with the musical Follies in Concert, which features the music and lyrics of Stephen Sondheim. The show was originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince. The Outcast Production, directed by Sandy O’Brien, includes a cast of 15. Eileen Soskin is the Musical Director. Follies in Concert takes place in 1971. Theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant pastiche numbers, including “Losing My Mind,” “I’m Still Here,” and “Broadway

On November 4, at 7:30pm, Italian born, award winning virtuoso guitarist Andre Feriante will perform in concert at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) in Langley, WA as part of their World Music Series. Multi-instrumental musician, composer, and poet Andre Feriante crafts songs that are a fusion of classical, flamenco, jazz and Brazilian music. His style developed through his early years in Italy and his world travels that followed. Feriante’s creations sing from the Spanish guitar, harp guitar, ukulele, nylon string banjo, charango, and most recently, the oud. He has dedicated his life to his art, and his ability to communicate through sound never fails to lead his audience on an emotional journey that is as deeply personal as it is universal.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. In a world of many masterful musicians, what sets Feriante apart is his mix of elegance and approachability; both in the music he writes and in his performance style. He brings a casual warmth to the stage as he invites his audience into a musical, and literal, conversation. His sensual, contemporary compositions bring a creative blend that speaks to people from all walks of life. More than a concert, Andre Feriante provides an experience. With training by the great Andrés Segovia, and with almost 40 years of performing and recording, Feriante has left his mark on the classical, world music, and fusion scenes. His musical journey has taken him across Europe, South America and throughout the United States. A cross-over artist in the vein of YoYo Ma or Sting, his performance program represents a bold but fluid musical fusion, featuring predominantly his own compositions alongside music ranging from Bach to the Beatles, flamenco improvisation to jazz standards, and even poetry by Federico Garcia Lorca, Rumi and of course, Feriante himself. Andre Feriante is the host and artistic director of Guitar Euphoria a Northwest guitar festival celebrating the beauty and diversity of the guitar. He is best known in the Northwest for “The Day of Love” music tradition at Benaroya Hall in Seattle every February (February 10th this year). He has made appearances on dozens of radio shows and TV shows since 1980 and is a frequent guest on Classic King FM and KUOW, Public Radio. Several of Andre’s 15 albums have charted in the top 10 radio airplay and get played internationally on about 500 radio stations. Feriante has recently expanded his performances to an exploration of personal healing through music. As such, he was recently a featured speaker in a TED Talk about the healing qualities of music. He now offers healing sessions with his business Deep Sound Healing on Whidbey Island, WA and in the Seattle area. WICA, the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, is located at 565 Camano Avenue Langley,


Whidbey Weekly

WA, 98260. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline. org [Submitted by Shawn Berit, Promotions and Booking Director]

Whidbey Gardening Workshop 2018 An Opportunity for Area Gardeners to Learn from Expert Puget Sound area gardeners from novice to advanced will be able to choose from over 50 classes covering a wide array of gardening topics at the day-long Whidbey Gardening Workshop held at Oak Harbor High School, Saturday, March 3, 2018. The workshop is open to the public and will feature classes in garden design, care and maintenance with a focus on sustainability, including classes on growing herbs, vegetables, fruits and ornamental landscape plants and flowering perennials. Several sessions will focus on the challenges of gardening in the Maritime Northwest and on simplifying the garden landscape for easier care and suitability to our climate. New this year: enjoy a selection of 30 newthis-year classes including creating the fragrant garden, design with ornamental grasses, pest management, gardening myths, tips and tricks, permaculture techniques, companion planting, gardening in dry shade, garden design with native plants, small space vegetable gardening, fruit tree management, dry shade plants, beyond basics pruning … and more! Keynote - “From There to Here: Trees, Shrubs, Vines and Perennials for the Maritime West” with Dan Hinkley, internationally recognized plantsman, plant collector, lecturer and author, and founder of both Heronswood Nursery and Windcliff on the Kitsap Peninsula. Described as “the Indiana Jones of the Plant World”, Hinkley is the author of ‘The Explorer’s Garden, Shrubs and Vines from Four Corners of the World’ and ‘The Explorer’s Garden, Rare and Unusual Perennials’, now in its fourth printing. Instructors have credentials in Horticulture,

OCTOBER 26 - www.whidbeyweekly.com NOVEMBER 1, 2017 LOCALL LOCALL Y OPERA Y OPERA TED.TED.

Agronomy, Biology, Hydrogeology, Conservation and Landscape Architecture, and include WSU scientists, Certified Master Gardeners with decades of experience, area garden service providers, nursery staff, local farmers, professional educators and published authors. The workshop will also feature a Gardening Marketplace highlighting nurseries, vendors and artisans offering the latest plants, garden art, furniture, gardening accessories and books, and featuring a selection of educational exhibits to browse. Now in its 30th year, the Whidbey Gardening Workshop is presented by the Island County Master Gardener Foundation. The Master Gardener Program is an outreach and education program of Washington State University Extension. Whidbey Gardening Workshop is open to the public. Online Registration, with opportunity to secure class preferences, begins January 14, 2018 at www.whidbeygardeningworkshop.org or call (360) 240-5527 to request a registration packet by mail. $45 advance registration or $50 at the door.

The Board of County Commissioners appoints Noxious Weed Control Board members for 4 year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Noxious Weed Control Board consists of five voting members, one from each of five geographical areas that best represent the county’s interests. At least four of the voting members need to be engaged in the production of agricultural products. The Board members do not receive a salary but will be compensated for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The current opening is for: District III which encompasses Race Road south of Coupeville to the northern city limits of Freeland.

[Submitted by Sheri Gerhard]

PBY Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are needed for the PBY Naval Air Museum in the gift shop, Night Vision Goggle Room, and Flight Simulator area. If you love aviation and, especially its history, this just might be the place for you! Training is ongoing now on how to fly a simulated aircraft and explore the mysteries of night goggle vision. Also, if you are in need of light customer service skills for future employment on your resume, you’re the person they are looking for. Call (360) 240-9500 or (360) 320-4220 for more information. You can also email eventscoord@pbymf.org [Submitted by Sonny Starks, PBY Naval Air Museum]

Island County Noxious Weed Control Board Seeking Applicants The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to fill a position on the Noxious Weed Control Board.

Duties as a member of the Noxious Weed Control Board include attending quarterly meetings, regulating the duties and direction of the Weed Control Coordinator’s position and making decisions regarding noxious weed control efforts in Island County. All persons interested in applying should make a written application that includes the signature of at least ten registered voters residing in the section supporting the nomination. Application materials may be obtained by contacting Seth Luginbill at (360) 678-7992 or by email at s.luginbill@co.island.wa.us Applications should be sent by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Noxious Weed Control Board Vacancies, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is (360) 679-7381 and email applications should be sent to pamd@co.island.wa.us. Application materials should be received no later than 4:30pm on Monday, November 6, 2017. For additional information please phone (360) 679-7353 or e-mail Pam Dill at the above address. [Submitted by Pam Dill]

DONATIONS NEEDED! FREE PICK UP! Your donations are tax deductible! Support Habitat For Humanity With Your Gently Used Appliances & Furniture


! S T A E S E V O L & S A F O S L L OFF* A

Your Support Helps Place Families In Homes of Island County

New mattresses at Both Stores!

*Blue Price


OAK HARBOR • 290 SE Pioneer


store@islandcountyhabitat.com www.habitatfurnitureandmore.info


FREELAND STORE ONLY We carry building materials: Cabinets, hardware, doors and flooring. (Bring donations of building supplies to Freeland location)



DONATIONS ACCEPTED 7 DAYS A WEEK! Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly

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.

From 11:00am-1:00pm make sure you come your dressed in your costume for some fun in the upper parking lot. There will be spooky fun decorated trunks for children to Trunk or Treat. The school 380 NE Regatta Dr.

The Tannahill Weavers

Saturday, October 28, 3:00pm-8:00pm Island County Fairgrounds, Langley

Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm-9:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $25 One of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, the Tannahill Weavers diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies, reflecting the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. Piano Bar opens one hour prior to the performance. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline.org

Island Herb Vendor Day Friday, October 27, 3:00pm-6:00pm Island Herb, Freeland Representatives from Craft Elixirs will be on site with product displays and information. Island Herb is located at 5565 Vanbarr Pl, Unit F. For more information, call (360) 331-0140 or visit islandherb.com

Hoppy Halloween Boo Bash Friday, October 27, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Enjoy a Brewers Night with The Pike Brewing Company and live music from Mussel Flats. Everyone that comes will receive a raffle ticket, wear a Halloween costume and get a second ticket for a change to win swag & prizes. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

Frightville XVll Friday, October 27, 7:00pm-12:00am Saturday October, 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 www.facebook.com/frightville

Boo La La! Burlesque Friday, October 27, 7:30pm Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $25 WICA welcomes back the award-winning Can Can Productions in their third year of BOO LA LA! This year’s Halloween burlesque rendezvous has even more tricks and treats than ever before. Join the fun as Seattle’s most celebrated dance theatre company wows, delights, teases, and titillates audiences in a show crafted especially for WICA. Stay after for a meet and greet with the artists and complimentary small plates. Piano Bar opens one hour prior to the performance. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline.org

Foundation Fundraiser 2017 Friday, October 27, 7:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St Join for a Seahawks Ticket Package Raffle followed by live music at 8:00pm with Johnny Bulldog, featuring Johnny “Bulldog” Tristao of Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Tickets are $20 (tax deductible) with all proceeds benefiting Windermere Foundation. More information, call (360) 675-3329.

Fall Bazaar Trunk or Treat Saturday, October 28, 9:30am-3:00pm Olympic View Elementary, Oak Harbor The Fall Bazaar will feature many different vendors to help start your holiday shopping early. There will be direct sellers, local crafters and business owners at this event. It will be held inside the gym.

Haunted Fairgrounds

Featuring a Monster Mash dance and more. All ages-prices vary. For more information, call (360) 221-7950 or visit portofsouthwhidbey. com/events

Halloween Dance Party

This is a three-hour writing intensive for aspiring and established authors to work on mastering their craft.

Saturday, November 4, 9:00am-2:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Handcrafted items, knitted items, coffee, tea, baked goods, jewelry, holiday décor. The bazaar will also feature local vendors, Scentsy, Lula Roe, Lipsense, Pink Zebra, Pampered Chef, Honey Chic Boutique, Younique. The church is located at 1253 NW 2nd Ave, across from the high school stadium.

Open to everyone. Regency on Whidbey is located at 1040 SW Kimball Drive. For more information, call (360) 279-0933.

Live Music: Original Jim Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm Rustica, Oak Harbor Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover.

Live Music: Ronnie Nix Saturday, October 28, 7:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Ronnie Nix plays solo guitar and a variety of music from all decades. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

Black Cat Ball Saturday, October 28 ,7:30pm-11:00pm Bayview Community Hall, Langley Suggest donation: $5-$10 Enjoy a night of dancing with Mylo & Krash Zen. Bring your favorite creepy treat for the potluck. Beer & wine will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Bayview Hall renovation fund.

“No Tricks, Safe Treats” Tuesday, October 31, 5:00pm-7:00pm Downtown Oak Harbor Free Tour Pioneer Way for free treats from participating downtown merchants. SE Pioneer Way will be closed to traffic between Ely & Midway Streets.

Uncommon Threads Friday, November 3, 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-3:00pm Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road Get a jump start on your holiday shopping

The fun begins with “Going Batty” at 1:00pm, featuring a chance to see some bats up close and learn all about these mysterious creatures. Families are then invited to stay to do pumpkin carving and decorating, face painting, a wool craft with Cordula Hetland, and water color painting with Carla Walsh from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

5th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Join a fun, free, family event at the log cabin building on Midway Blvd. A dance party & games for children 3-5 at 5:30pm, tweens, teen and adults from 6:00pm-8:00pm. “Thriller” routine will be taught at 6:30pm. Located at 390 NE Midway Blvd, A202. For more information, call (360) 682-6237.

Enjoy a Bavarian Dinner with no host bar. Benefit for Watoto, a Ugandan organization helping orphans and women in Kampala and Gulu, Uganda. They provide housing, education, medical care, job training to help men and women be self supporting. The benefits of this evening will go to provide medical care and scholarships to Watoto participants. The Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Watoto Mission Team has been traveling there since 2010 building and providing medical clinics. Next trip is January 2018. More information available if you are interested in going. Auction preview begins at 5:30pm, dinner at 6:30pm.

2nd Annual Clinton Fall Festival Saturday, October 28, 1:00pm-4:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave.

Write Now: The Writer’s Hangout Monday, October 30, 2:00pm-5:00pm Freeland Library

Winter Bazaar

Saturday October 28, 5:30pm Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. $20 per person


with dazzling gifts handcrafted by members of the Whidbey Weaver’s Guild. For more information, visit Whidbeyweaversguild.org

Saturday, October 28, 5:30pm-8:00pm In Motion Co., Midway Traders Village, Oak Harbor

Watoto Oktoberfest Dinner/ Auction


Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-3:00pm Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor

VFW Post 7392 Auxiliary Auction Saturday, November 4, 5:00pm VFW Post 7392, Oak Harbor Hor d’oeuvres and silent auction followed by a live auction. Advance tickets available at the canteen, $10 each or $18 per couple.

Live Music: Original Jim Sunday, November 5, 3:00pm Bloom’s Winery, Langley Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover.

18th Annual Nordic Fest Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-3:30pm South Whidbey High School, Langley Lots of free parking! $1 admission donation requested, kids 12 & under free. Food, music, vendors, huge bake sale, kids activities, fun for the whole family! Sponsored by Ester Moe Lodge #39, Daughters of Norway.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “The Way West” Thursday, October 26, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of A.B. Guthrie’s “The Way West”. “The Way West” brings to life the adventure of the western passage and the pioneer spirit. For adults. South Whidbey at Home Book Discussion Group: “The Other Einstein” Thursday, October 26, 3:00pm-4:15pm Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of “The Other Einstein, a Novel” by Marie Benedict. Discussion led by Jean Gervais. Everyone is welcome.

Authors have the chance to network with other writers, while also having an openended conversation about writing with likeminded individuals. The workshop is tailored to fit the specific needs of the attendees, so we will begin with an introduction to each writers’ needs, and also a free writing activity. Space is limited; please preregister. Thrills & Chills Film Night Monday, October 30, 5:30pm Coupeville Library Join us at the library for creepy, crawly film night fun! Contact the library for movie details. For adults. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Coupeville Library. Wednesday Night with the Stars: “Wonder Woman” Wednesday, November 1, 5:30pm-7:45pm Coupeville Library Join us for popcorn and a movie! This month we are showing “Wonder Woman.” Rated PG-13. Runtime 141 minutes.

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

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

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

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

Idea Hatch Presents: Planet Science! Friday, October 27, 1:00pm Coupeville Elementary School MPR

Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service

Experience an earthquake table, and explore AR topography! Paint with earth pigments and navigate with robots! Discover dinosaur fossils and create waves!

All are welcome. Values-based children’s religious exploration classes and childcare will be provided. Visit www.uucwi.org for more information. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation building is located at 20103 Highway 525, two miles north of Freeland.

Made By Hand: Book Jacket Gift Bags and Tags Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-11:30am Freeland Library Turn book jackets into colorful gift bags! Besides holding birthday/holiday presents, these bags can be filled with toiletries for a weekend guest, a place to stash bills to be mailed, on a dressing table filled with scarves, a lunch bag – the possibilities are endless! We will also make book-related gift tags. All materials provided.

Sundays, 10:00am Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Freeland

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

continued on page

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


Whidbey Weekly

NEWS www.whidbeyweekly.com

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly Costumes and dancing are highly encouraged at the 5th annual Midway Monster Mash, which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Traders Village on Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor. There will be free “Halloweenies,” live music and all kinds of magical fun.




File Photo/Whidbey Weekly Several businesses and organizations will be providing games, activities and treats at this year’s Midway Monster Mash. There is no cost to attend this community Halloween celebration.

Midway Monster Mash provides free fun for all By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Editor’s note: Kathy Reed is one of the organizers of the Midway Monster Mash. There will be treats galore and fun for all ages at the 5th annual Midway Monster Mash, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Traders Village (the log cabin) on Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor. The event is put together by a group of volunteers who make up the Midway Monster Mash Association. Organizers say the event has grown steadily each year, and this year will be the biggest and best Monster Mash yet.

There are a couple of major changes for this year’s event. The biggest is the loss of the Zombie Crawl. But there will still be a “Best Zombie” contest. “While the Zombie Crawl was a big hit in previous years, not being able to shut a part of Midway Blvd. down for a safe crawl has been difficult,” said Martin. “'Crawling' on the sidewalk just isn’t the same and creates a safety issue with cars zooming by.” “Without support to close part of Midway Blvd. while the zombies crawl to Traders Village, we felt it would be best just to have a party at the village and no crawl,” agreed Besaw.

“Attendance has increased each year as families have made the Midway Monster Mash a part of their Halloween tradition,” said association member Abbie Martin, who helped come up with the original event five years ago.

“Although we won’t be having a Zombie Crawl this year, the Whidbey Playhouse is still opening its doors for zombie makeup before the family fun begins at Traders Village,” Martin said.

“It’s grown in participation, from people showing up to people wanting to be a part of the event,” said Teresa Besaw, who has also been involved since the beginning. “We’ve been especially excited about all that want to be involved this year, it will be our biggest yet.”

Anyone interested can go to the Star Studio at the Whidbey Playhouse from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday if they would like assistance with their zombie makeup.

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly There is no Zombie Crawl this year, but Whidbey Playhouse will still be doing zombie makeup from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday to get everyone ready for the Zombie Contest to be held at Traders Village during the Monster Mash celebration from 5 to 8 p.m.

Other big changes this year include a trunk or treat, which is being sponsored by Ryan’s House for Youth. The trunk or treat will take place in the rear parking area of Traders Village. Because of the increased number of participants this year, no traffic may enter and there will be no parking allowed at Traders Village.

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly Everyone is encouraged to put on their best zombie makeup and take part in the Zombie Contest at this year’s Midway Monster Mash, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Traders Village on Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor.

“Besides no Zombie Crawl, there will be more vendors, more food, and a Trunk or Treat,” said Martin. “Parking is available across the street from Traders Village, with volunteers helping guests cross the street safely.”

Wine, whose members generously donate their time in order to help all the ghosts, goblins, zombies and other costumed characters get their groove on.

Speaking of food, Jeff Humphrey of Humphrey Sign Company on Midway Blvd. will be giving away free hot dogs – or, if you prefer, Halloweenies or Frankesteinfurters - to the first 300 visitors. Swag bags, provided by Edward Jones/Jeff Pleet will be given away as well. “Swag” from various Midway Blvd. merchants, Traders Village merchants and community organizations has been donated.

Several Midway businesses and community organizations will be providing games, activities and treats, including the Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Bowl, WAIF, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Positively Linked, Navy Wives Clubs of America, Campfire USA of Island County, Oak Harbor Lions Club and Relay for Life. The Oak Harbor School District will have its

Music will once again be provided by the band Yesterday’s

See MONSTER continued on page 8

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED.

Local student reflects on her time in Washington, D.C. By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly At 17, Oak Harbor High School senior Miranda Abunimeh has more political experience than many adults. Abunimeh is the second Oak Harbor student in as many years to be selected as a Senator in the American Legion Auxiliary’s annual citizenship training program, Girls Nation. Her political adventure began in June when she attended Evergreen Girls State held at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. She said she had no expectations when Girls State began, but she also knew she wanted to leave having made the most of her time there. “I ran for U.S. Senator, because I wanted to go as far as I could,” Abunimeh told members of the local Auxiliary of George Morris Post 129, which sponsored her trip to both Girls State and Girls Nation. “It was a whirlwind of new experiences,” she said. “It taught me to speak up, to speak my mind and to speak my beliefs. My life has been irrevocably changed. “I have a greater understanding of my future and what the country’s future looks like,” she continued. The American Legion Auxiliary’s Girls State program has been around since 1937. About 16,000 girls participate in the week-long program across the country every year. While there, students assume the roles of government leaders, learning the democratic process and how our nation’s form of government works at the state and national levels. About a month later, 100 young women – two senators from each state – travel

Photo Courtesy of Miranda Abunimeh Miranda Abunimeh poses for a photograph in a courtyard at the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. in July. Abunimeh was selected as one of two senators for Washington state to attend Girls Nation.

to Washington, D.C. to participate in the next level of civic learning. Girls Nation is “designed to provide practical insight into how the federal government works, to instill a sense of pride in and loyalty to America and create friendships and memories that last a lifetime,” according to the ALA’s website. According to Abunimeh, the experience ticked all those boxes. “Girls Nation made me feel more connected to this country than ever before, because I now have a friend in every state,” she said. “It is amazing to see our commonalities, rather than our differences.” While the young women had some time for

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Miranda Abunimeh shares a smile with local American Legion Auxiliary president Gina Riggles following her presentation about attending Girls Nation in July.

sight-seeing around the capital, much of their time was spent in mock senate sessions. Abunimeh said she and her fellow senators worked hard, passing one joint resolution, five resolutions and 15 bills in just a week, a number advisors said was higher than average. Abunimeh introduced a humanitarian resolution that involved limiting human trafficking, which passed. “Senator” Abunimeh also had the opportunity to meet her real-life counterparts. She met with Sen. Maria Cantwell and an aide to Sen. Patty Murray. She said both made her feel at home, especially when she saw photos of the Deception Pass Bridge hanging on the wall. Whether or not politics will play a role in her future is yet to be determined, but Abunimeh’s experiences at Girls State and Girls Nation have definitely made her more aware of her own civic responsibility. “I know I want to grow my sense of civic duty and I want to grow a sense of civic engagement among my peers,” she told Auxiliary members and guests.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Miranda Abunimeh, a senior at Oak Harbor High School, speaks to members of George Morris Post 129 American Legion Auxiliary last week in Oak Harbor about her trip to Washington, D.C. to attend Girls Nation. The local ALA sponsored Abunimeh’s trips to both Girls State in Olympia and Girls Nation.

To be eligible to participate in Girls State, young women must be legal residents of the U.S. and must have completed their junior year of high school. They should be interested in government and current events, exhibit leadership abilities and be good students. The local ALA pays for delegates’

Photo Courtesy of Miranda Abunime Miranda Abunimeh of Oak Harbor and Holland Pratt of Spokane met while attending Girls State in Olympia in June, and were both “elected” U.S. Senators for Girls Nation, held in Washington, D.C. in July.

registration fees while the costs of the state programs are underwritten by each statelevel American Legion Auxiliary. Participants may incur some travel costs and other expenses. The local Auxiliary sponsors young women from Oak Harbor every year. Anyone interested in more information can go to www. alaforveterans.org/ALA-Girls-State/ or you can find more information on George Morris Post 129 on Facebook or by calling 360-6752411. “This experience has taught me to pursue my goals, my dreams,” said Abunimeh. “I will be forever grateful.”

MONSTER continued from page 7 Haunted Bus and the Seahawk Fanbulance will also be there and Blue Fox Drive In is once again providing free popcorn to all who attend. Also new this year is the spooky book nook at the front of Traders Village with volunteers from Whidbey Playhouse reading spooky stories for Halloween. Participating Traders Village merchants include Bouncin’, which will be hosting a free “glow” party (parents will need to sign a waiver), In Motion Dance Studio will have “Thriller” dance lessons and a Halloween party, Ashley’s will have Monster Mash T-shirts available for purchase, Woodward's Tae Kwon Do will be open for trick or treating and will also do a demonstration in the parking lot during the event. Many other Traders Village merchants will be open for trick or treating as well, including Farmers Insurance/Richard Voit, Mighty to Save Ministries, Whidbey Weekly and the occupational therapy and speech therapy offices. All About Kids Preschool will have a number of games and activities for children as well.

“I love seeing all the happy families out together enjoying this event and creating memories to last a lifetime,” Besaw said. “When I see all the smiling faces it makes the work we put into it all worthwhile.” For information, find Midway Monster Mash on Facebook or email midwaymonstermash@ gmail.com.

The whole event comes together out of the generosity of Midway Blvd. and Traders Village merchants. There is no cost to attend and those who participate are not asked to pay for space, simply to provide treats or prizes for the children. Expenses this year were covered by a sponsorship donation from Puget Sound Kidney Centers. Whidbey Weekly has provided free advertising. “I am really grateful for the businesses that have been a part of it from the beginning and are still a part of it,” Besaw said. “Originally [Monster Mash] was started to bring an event to Midway Blvd. It’s still on Midway, but it has evolved into Midway and Traders Village merchants working with nonprofit groups to see that our children can have a fun, safe night out to celebrate before Halloween.” More than 300 people attended last year’s event, and organizers are anticipating even more this year. More than anything, organizers are pleased they can help provide an additional night of fun for Whidbey Island families. “We’re continuing a free family Halloween event that promotes Midway businesses,” said Martin. “I love watching kids of all ages having safe Halloween fun and celebrating our wonderful community.”

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly Even Frankenstein is known to bust a move at the Midway Monster Mash, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Traders Village on Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED.

Whidbey Weekly

Family Guide

Home Depot Hosts Safer Families Fair: On October 28, join the Oak Harbor Fire and Police Departments, WhidbeyHealth, North Whidbey Fire & Rescue, American Red Cross, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and others to achieve improved emergency preparedness. From 9 AM to 12 PM, there will be safety demonstrations, food and fun. Monster Mash Party: Whidbey Children’s Theater’s 4th annual Monster Mash fundraising event will be Saturday, October 28 at the “Haunted” Fairgrounds, from 3 PM to 8 PM. The whole family is welcome for music and a super fun dance party, hot dogs and treats, a fortune teller's booth, face painting, photo booth and more. Tickets at the door: $5 children 4-10, $10 age 11 and up. Food and activities for purchase. wctmagic.org. Rock'n Doodle's 4-H “Hay Day Festival”: The Rock’n Doodle 4-H club invites you for pony rides, face painting, hot chocolate & cider, and baked goods on Sunday, October 29 from 12 PM to 4 PM, at Lil’ Huffer’s Pony Parties, 4382 Cerullo Drive, in Oak Harbor. Admission is $20 per family/carload. Dollar Dip Days: On Sunday, October 29 and Saturday, November 4, your swimming admission at the Oak Harbor Pool is just $1 with a donation for Citizens Against Domestic and Sexual Abuse, North Whidbey Help House, Spin Cafe or the Whidbey Homeless Coalition. What is needed? These groups are asking for new bath towels, individuallywrapped snack items, hygiene items, and non-perishable canned food. OakHarborPool. com. Holiday Food Gifts Cooking Class: Hosted by Slow Food Whidbey Island, Saturday, November 4 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM at the Nordic Hall in Coupeville. Learn how to make food gifts for the holidays and unique boxes to put them in. $15 for adults and $10 for kids under 12. slowfoodwhidbeyisland.org. “Warm Your Hands”: The Langley Library invites you Mondays in November, 4 PM to 5 PM, to learn the basics of crocheting or brush up on an old skill to make some mittens or gloves! All ages and skill levels welcome. Holiday Shopping for a Great Cause: The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7392 in Oak Harbor invites you to their Annual Auction Saturday, November 4, beginning at 5 PM. It’s a fun evening to begin your holiday shopping. Featuring live, silent and dessert auctions, the event includes an appetizer potluck. Tickets are $10 per person or $18 for couples. (360) 675-4048. “Tween STEAM Club” at Oak Harbor Library: Tweens will explore math, science and engineering with the Imagine Children’s Museum November 3 & 10. Registration is


Promote your holiday events and bazaars island wide with Whidbey Weekly! 1/8-Page $75, 1/16-Page $40, 1/32-Page $25 ADD FULL COLOR TO ANY SIZE AD FOR ONLY $25!

by Amy Hannold Birth & Baby Fair: November 18, 10 AM to 3 PM, at the Best Western Hotel in Oak Harbor. Expectant families and parents of babies are welcome to enjoy free admission, classes, demonstrations and the resources of 20-plus vendors. Among the featured topics will be babywearing, baby sign language, baby-led weaning, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, doulas, going green with baby, making your own baby food, and pre and post-natal workouts. coralandmintdoula. com.


OCTOBER 26 - www.whidbeyweekly.com NOVEMBER 1, 2017

This section will publish every Thursday through December 14. Deadline is the Thursday prior to publication. To learn more about advertising in Whidbey Weekly Call: 360-682-2341 or email: publisher@whidbeyweekly.com

required as space is limited. Exciting topics such as rollercoasters will be featured. SnoIsle.org. “Kill Me Deadly”: A Comedy-Mystery at Whidbey Playhouse packed with romance, intrigue, and murder. This detective noir is a smart parody that will keep you guessing until the end. Shows are Thursday through Sunday, November 3 to 19. WhidbeyPlayhouse.com Veterans Day: Honor our veterans by attending Oak Harbor’s Veteran’s Day Program, 11 AM at Oak Harbor High School. At 2 PM, head to downtown Oak Harbor for the Veterans Day Parade. The parade will take place on the “Walk of Honor” (from Southeast Regatta Drive to Midway Boulevard), on Pioneer Way. November 11 is also a Washington State Parks “Free Parks Day,” when no Discover Pass is required to enjoy our local parks.

Regency R egency oonn W Whidbey’s hidbey’s W inter Bazaar Bazaar Winter Saturday, November 4, 2017 10:00 - 3:00 PM

Open to Everyone! 1040 SW Kimball Drive Oak Harbor 360-279-0933

Job Hunting for Teens & Young Adults: Teens and young adults seeking employment can connect with resources at the Coupeville Library November 16, at 4 PM. WorkSource of Whidbey will be there to introduce them to skill-building opportunities to achieve their career and education goals. Turducken Trot: Sponsored by South Whidbey Parks & Aquatics Foundation, this family-friendly 5k fun run/walk November 18 is a pool fundraiser. Your registration fee includes T-Shirt, drinks and snacks after the run. SWParks.org. Island County Parent-to-Parent: Learning your child has special medical needs or a disability can be a traumatic experience. Parent-to-Parent offers emotional support, insight and understanding to parents who learn their child has special needs or whose child is going through a transitional period. The Island County Parent-to-Parent program provides information and referrals to community resources and state support programs as well as events and support groups to bring families together and gain relationships. Find them at islandcountywa.gov/HumanServices Holiday House: As you’re shopping for your holiday, consider buying an extra gift for a family in need. Island County Readiness to Learn will be seeking donations to stock their shelves. Each year a "store" is created where income eligible families can shop for special toys and gifts for their children. Most needed every year are stocking stuffers for all ages and gifts suitable for teens & tweens. To volunteer or for more information, go to readinesstolearn.org.


Whidbey Weavers Guild Annual Show & Sale BASKETRY • BRAIDING DYEING • FELTING JEWELRY • KNITTING SPINNING • WEAVING & MORE! at the Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island Fri., Nov. 3, 10am-7pm Sat., Nov. 4, 10am-3pm


First Reformed Church

Oak Harbor Lutheran “Lydia’s Circle” Cordially invites you to our

5th Annual Holiday Bazaar November 4th 9:00am to 2:00pm Holiday Shopping Made Easy! Handcrafted items • Holiday Décor Knitted Items • Jewelry Coffee • Tea • Baked Goods We will also be featuring some Local Vendors Scentsy • Lula Roe • Lipsense • Pink Zebra Pampered Chef • Honey Chic Boutique • Younique

Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Located at 1253 NW 2nd Ave (across from the High School Stadium)

26th Annual Holiday Bazaar & Bake Shop Handcrafted Items, Antiques & Collectibles, Baked Goodies and Lunch!

Saturday, November 4th 9am-1pm Lunch counter with coffee & goodies opens at 9am! 250 SW 3rd Ave, Oak Harbor (Behind Saar’s Marketplace)

Enjoy Your Holidays – and the Preparation: “Organized Christmas,” at OrganizedHome.com will guide you through the tasks, taking “frazzle” out of the festivities. Using their tools and checklists, design a holiday you will enjoy, week by week, from now until New Year’s Day. Free planning printables, gift ideas, and year-round inspiration for a variety of everyday activities. Fill your calendar for Halloween to 2018!: We’ve got your guide to Whidbey’s festive holiday events at WhidbeyIsland. MacaroniKid.com. To submit your event for publication: eventsandinfo@comcast.net.

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Whidbey Weekly WHAT’S GOING ON

LOCALLY OPERATED. continued from page


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

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

Galleries & Art Shows Featured Artist: Pat Collins Meet the Artist: Saturday, October 28, 10:00am-5:00pm Penn Cove Gallery, Coupeville Artist Pat Collins will be at Penn Cove Gallery to discuss the inspiration and methods behind his wood “stylized” sculptures. Pat has been sculpting wood for over 30 years. He strives to showcase the beauty and natural figure of fine hardwoods, without being tied to the restrictions of realism.

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


Save Money & Support Your Local Food Bank Custom Framing Sale Save Up To 25%! For every 5 non-perishable food items receive 5% off your custom framing, up to 25%.

Food items will be donated to North Whidbey Help House. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Expires 11-09-2017

Open to the public. For more information, call (360) 675-7111.

Blind Support Group Fourth Tuesday, 2:00pm Oak Harbor Senior Center A support group for people with impaired vision. Learn and share techniques to be more mobile. For more information, call Paul Bovey at (360) 544-2561 or (360) 679-8293.

Conversations of War and Return First & Third Fridays, 7:00pm-8:30pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Old Building, Freeland Veterans Steve Durbin and Chuck McIntyre host a room of conversations for veterans, family members and caregivers. They need to hear your stories. Contact Chuck at (360) 579-1059 or Steve at (360) 678-2928.

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

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

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

Dugualla Bay Bridge Club Every Thursday, 11:30am

Meetings & Organizations Adult Running Group

Duplicate Bridge Club

Every Wednesday & Friday, 5:00pm-6:15pm Vanderzicht Memorial Pool, Oak Harbor A running group for adults of all levels, beginner to advanced. Stretching and strengthening and drills as well. The cost is free to start. For more information, contact Brad Sandefur at bsandman50@gmail.com or (360) 675-7665.

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

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

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

American Rhododendron Society Fourth Wednesday, 7:00pm Coupeville Firehouse, 1164 Race Rd. Coupeville

Breastfeeding Support Group

9:30am-6:00pm Mon-Fri • 10:00am - 5:30pm Sat • Closed Sunday

Every Monday, 7:00pm Elks Lodge, Oak Harbor

Social Bridge Game. Bring your own brown bag lunch. RSVP required. Call (360) 720-2727 or email dcb601@comcast.net

For more information, call Stephanie at (360) 678-1896.

250 SE Pioneer Way • Downtown Oak Harbor 360-675-3854 • www.genesartframing.com


Third Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am Pregnancy Aid, 816 Camano, Langley You can bring your own lunch if you’d like, tea and muffins are provided. Pregnant Moms welcome. Call Pregnancy Aid at (360) 2214767 for more information.

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

Eating Addiction Support Group Every Thursday, 11:30am Private residence, Langley Meeting based on Becky Jackson’s book “Dieting, A Dry Drunk.” Meeting time subject to change based on groups needs. For more information and meeting address: DietingRecovery.com, or contact Christina (360) 730-1886; christinamjames@hotmail.com.

Friends of South Whidbey State Park First Fridays, 2:00pm-4:00pm St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods, Freeland The public is invited to attend the monthly meetings of the board of the Friends of South Whidbey State Park (FOSWSP). FOSWSP is a non-profit group that supports, cares for, and promotes South Whidbey State Park. To receive more information or membership information, email foswsp@gmail.com. St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods is located at 5217 S. Honeymoon Bay Road.

Gastric Surgery Support Group Second Monday, 7:00pm Oak Harbor Lutheran Church Supporting anyone who’s a pre-, post-, or possible weight loss surgery patient through the process and the recovery. We are not affilWHAT'S GOING ON

continued on page

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


11 OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com

Whidbey Weekly



OCTOBER 26 - www.whidbeyweekly.com NOVEMBER 1, 2017 LOCALL LOCALL Y OPERA Y OPERA TED.TED.

Film Shorts Courtesy of Cascadia Weekly

By Carey Ross Boo 2: A Madea Halloween: I don’t really get the appeal of the Madea movies, but I am not one to argue with the hit-making juggernaut that is Tyler Perry. Get it, Madea.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 41 min.) Blade Runner 2049: It’s finally here and it is brilliant. I know. I’m shocked too.  (R • 2 hrs. 44 min.) The Foreigner: I can’t think of any circumstances that would ever call for an action movie starring Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan and yet here we are. What a time to be alive.  (R • 1 hr. 54 min.) Geostorm: This sci-fi action movie reminded me that Gerard Butler still exists, so that’s something.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 49 min.) Happy Death Day: This is the "Groundhog’s Day" of horror movies in which a young coed (because it’s always a young coed) is killed over and over again until presumably she figures out who is doing the murdering and dispatches him/her accordingly only to have them rise again for at least two or three more sequels.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 36 min.) Kingsman: The Golden Circle: In the first installment of this franchise, Colin Firth proved he was the best British secret agent since Bond. He’s donned the pinstripes to save the world in style once again.  (R • 2 hrs. 21 min.) Jigsaw: Remember back in 2010, when we were told "Saw 3D" would be the final film of this franchise? Torture porn never dies.  (R • 1 hr. 32 min.) The Mountain Between Us: On the one hand, this high-altitude survival story is full of things I hate: plane crashes, cold weather, broken bones, situations that require bravery and physical stamina, etc. On the other hand, it is full of things I love, like Idris Elba and Kate Winslet, but mostly Idris Elba. I’m torn.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 40 min.) Only The Brave: June 30, 2013, 20 mem-

bers of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighting team walked into the woods to fight the Yarnell Hill Fire. Only one walked out. This is their story, told via a top-notch cast–Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, and Jeff Bridges–and some sweatinducing special effects.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 14 min.)

WINTER GOLF RATES Weekend 18 Holes $32 w/Cart Weekend 18 Holes $25 Walking Weekday 18 Holes $30 w/Cart Weekday 18 Holes $22 Walking

The Snowman: Among the many things in the world today I can’t understand no matter how hard I try comes this movie, which is based on a Jo Nesbo bestseller, is directed by Tomas Alfredson ("Let the Right One In"), stars Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, J.K. Simmons, and Chloe Sevigny–and somehow it manages to suck.  (R • 1 hr. 59 min.) Same Kind of Different as Me: Just the other day, I found myself wondering what Greg Kinnear was up to and here he is, starring in this faith-based film about two men from different worlds and the woman who brings them together.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs.) Suburbicon: Director George Clooney takes a stab at mixing social satire with a noir-ish murder mystery–and is not entirely successful despite a script penned by the Coen brothers and a cast that includes Matt Damon, Julianne Moore (playing identical twins), and Oscar Isaac.  (R • 1 hr. 45 min.) Thank You For Your Service: The everversatile Miles Teller anchors this adaptation of the nonfiction bestseller about soldiers who come home from the Iraq war and try to adapt to civilian life.  (R • 1 hr. 48 min.) Victoria and Abdul: Dame Judy Dench is here in full period regalia, playing the queen we all know her to be.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 52 min.) For Anacortes theater showings, please see www.fandango.com. For Blue Fox and Oak Harbor Cinemas showings see ads on this page.

Like us on:

360-679-4003 877-679-4003 www.seatacshuttle.com

Weekday Seniors/Juniors 18 Holes $26 w/Cart 18 Holes $18 Walking Twilight/9 Holes $26 w/Cart $18 Walking


Club Rentals: $25 Executive/Pro Full Set


$15 Off-Brand/Mix Full Set

Thursday 7PM premiere of THOR: RAGNAROK Special Showing: Kirk Cameron Revive US 2 Wednesday @ 7pm only Rocky Horror Picture Show R Saturday 9pm only Little Shop of Horror PG13 Sun: 2pm and Tues 7pm Only Movie Hotline 360-279-2226 Book A Party or Special Showing 360-279-0526 1321 SW Barlow St • Oak Harbor


Trail Fee $10 Weekends Friday thru Sunday Twilight 2pm

360-331-2363 www.HolmesHarborGolfCourse.com



360-682-2341 • www.whidbeyweekly.com

Puzzle 1 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.71)


On a scale from 1 to 10...7.1 Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9



8 1




3 7



6 6


2 Answers on page 15






2 1








1403 N Monroe Landing Rd • Oak Harbor • 360-675-5667 www.bluefoxdrivein.com

Generated by http://www.opensky.ca/sudoku on Thu Sep 28 17:55:38 2017 GMT. Enjoy!

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.



Let’s Dish! with Kae Harris

PULLING OUT ALL THE PUMPKIN STOPS THIS MONTH! This is a month of goblins and ghouls, a month of tales of the eerie and mysterious, trick or treating, sweets and treats and indulgence in some seasonal fun. It’s also a month that sees a wealth of pumpkin anything adorning store shelves and food establishment menus. And what a wonderful thing pumpkin is. So adaptable is this food, we turn it into a plethora of products from pies, cakes and rolls, to soup, stews and even decorations. Each October, many of us head to a pumpkin patch and partake in the fun of choosing the most perfect pumpkins we can find. What for though? To carve of course! To carve into creative scenes or faces that will be illuminated from within its plump orange hull. These gourd-y canvases will perch atop our porch and grab a gander at passersby and on Halloween get a glimpse up close of costumed children of all ages who will be out and about trick-or-treating. Front row seats for these pumpkins! The jack-o-lantern sure has evolved from its original form (which is said to have been a turnip hundreds of years ago) and it's probably a good thing. ‘Turnip spice latte’ just doesn’t elicit the same mouth-watering nostalgia ‘pumpkin spice’ does and this just demonstrates my point – pumpkin is incredibly versatile. A pumpkin, according to botanists, is considered a fruit because it is the result of flowering plants which have seed-bearing capabilities, but because they are not sweet like fruits, we tend to lump them into the same category as vegetables. I suppose it’s a little like an avocado or tomato really. It is because of its fluidity and its ability to fit into both categories – fruits and vegetables – we are able to derive from it the multitude of dishes we do. Pumpkin soup is by far one of the tastiest soups anyone can make or have. It’s easy,

filling, delicious and wholesome – what’s better than that on a chilly fall night? All you need to do is boil some fresh, peeled, deseeded and cubed pumpkin pieces in chicken or vegetable broth with a chopped medium onion, a couple cloves of crushed garlic, and some salt and pepper to taste, and you start and mostly finish the soup by just simmering these ingredients together until the pumpkin is tender. Blend in a blender until it’s creamy and smooth when it’s cooled or use a hand held blender and there you have it; creamy pumpkin soup! Sometimes adding some half and half before you blend it, gives it a little extra decadence, especially if you’re dipping crusty French bread into it too! And if you aren’t partial to a cream based soup or even one with a smoother texture, why not consider turning your jack-o-lantern’s innards into a warm and hearty chowder? It requires a few more ingredients but the end product is more than worth the effort! An amalgam of carrots, celery, peppers (poblano are a great option), onions, cumin, salt, pepper, a little paprika and the star of the show of course – cubed pumpkin – slowly simmers in a large pot of stock until everything is soft and tender and ready to be enjoyed! But soups and chowders are certainly not the only way pumpkin can be enjoyed on a savory note. Perhaps you prefer something a little less involved in the process of creating delicious pumpkin eats. How about a pumpkin grilled cheese? Or a pumpkin, onion, and cheese quesadilla? Either of these take an easy-peasy favorite and transform it into something uniquely easy-peasy. Just add some cooked, pureed pumpkin seasoned with garlic salt, paprika and ground black pepper and spread it onto your bread, top with shredded or sliced cheddar cheese and grill in your pan as you normally would. If the quesadilla has piqued your foodiosity, season your pumpkin puree with salt and pepper, a dash of cumin, and pinch of chili powder. Spread this onto a tortilla and top with finely sliced sautéed onion, cheddar cheese, and cover with another tortilla.

If it’s sweetness you’re looking for where pumpkins are concerned, we can appeal to its fruity nature for sure. I happened upon a recipe for pumpkin mousse and it was absolutely delicious. The recipe was rather involved with creating a custard from scratch and ensuring it doesn’t turn into scrambled eggs in the process, but the end result – with some perseverance and practice, is amazing. It’s a thick blend of egg yolks, cream, rum, butter, pumpkin, sugar, gelatin, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg all topped with shavings of dark chocolate – trust me when I say ‘tasty’ doesn’t do this mousse justice when describing it. In my never-ending quest for all things new and fantastic when it comes to food, I came across a recipe for pumpkin pasta. I thought it was the neatest way in which we can put to use the pumpkin we scrape out of the gourd shells that are turned into our luminous vermilion decorations. It incorporated basic ingredients and while simple, is so filling, especially for the pasta lovers among us! Dear readers, it is on this note I am going to wish you a wonderful pumpkin season. I hope you enjoy all the festivities that go with it! I’m including the recipe for the pumpkin pasta. If you try it let me know how you like it! Please send any and all comments, questions, information and certainly recipes to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com and do just that – Dish!

iated with any specific surgical technique or insurance program. For more information, call Pat Baldridge at (360) 675-8871.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Second Monday, 1:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Community Bldg., Freeland Visitors always welcome. For more information, call Ann Wright at (360) 597-2352 or visit www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~wagsswi

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

Open Meditation Group Every Wednesday, 7:30pm-8:00pm Alexander Counseling, 221 2nd Street, #10, Langley Find refuge from the stress of a nervous world. Join for a weekly meditation and cultivate a deeper sense of tranquility and share the joys of peace.

Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG)

www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/ pumpkins-fruit-vegetables-difference-two www.bakeyourday.net/creamy-pumpkinpasta-parmesan-sage/#more-4512

Parent Support for Miscarriage and Stillbirth

To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

For details, call Jolene at (360) 331-2113.

2072 W. Captain Whidbey Inn Road • Coupeville 360-678-4097 • www.captainwhidbey.com

Like us on:

Every Monday, 6:00pm-7:00pm Langley Fellowship Hall, Langley Is food a problem for you? Do you eat when you’re not hungry? Do you binge, purge or restrict? No dues and no fees! No weigh-ins, no diets, no judggments. Just caring support, hope and abstinence.

Second Mondays, 6:30pm-8:00pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation Whidbey Island, Freeland For more information and support contact: WhidbeyPFLAG@gmail.com; Chapter President, Sharon Kabler at (360) 222-4028; or Chapter Secretary, Erick Westphal at (360) 331-3393.

Last Wednesday, 7:00pm Freeland Library, Meeting Room, Freeland


continued on page

Come in, warm up and enjoy the sweet smell of barbecue, slow smoked over Texas hickory. We Cater!


601 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor Follow us on Facebook & Twitter


BOO CostumeBASH Friday, o Party ct. 7-10pm 27


Cook the pasta according to package directions and reserve a little water from the process (about ¼ to ½ a cup). In a large pan or skillet, over medium heat, cook the garlic and onions in the olive oil until the onions are tender. Add the pumpkin puree, parmesan cheese, nutmeg, and the reserved water. Stir until well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add the pasta until everything is incorporated. Serve topped with some extra parmesan and enjoy!

New Fall menu starts October 1st Dinner: Wednesday through Sunday 4pm to 8pm. Lunch: Noon to 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


continued from page

Overeaters Anonymous

Romantic Inn & Restaurant



Pumpkin Pasta 6 – 8 oz pasta (penne or shells work well) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 clove minced garlic 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree ¼ cup parmesan cheese ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste ½ medium onion very finely diced

Stop by for Monster Bread & Halloween Cupcakes & Cookies!

1191 SE Dock St, #2 • Oak Harbor


Allow to heat in the pan until the cheese has melted and everything in between the tortillas is deliciously warm and ready to serve!


The holidays are quickly approaching, see us for: Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Rolls, Bread & More!


Whidbey Weekly

103 S. Main • Coupeville • 360.682.5747 www.penncovebrewing.com

Like us on Facebook and Instagram: penncovebrewingco

Breakfast & Lunch on the Water - Daily Fresh Baked Treats Homemade Soups & Sandwiches 360.678.5431 • 4 Front Street • Coupeville

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.


13 OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 1, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED.

Whidbey Weekly


OCTOBER 26 - www.whidbeyweekly.com NOVEMBER 1, 2017 LOCALL LOCALL Y OPERA Y OPERA TED.TED.

depending on what you’re trying to achieve and who you want to please. Your boss might like it; your spouse might not. Keep this in mind on the 27th.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) Obstacles and delays are a natural part of the picture this week. These ultimately work out in your favor, so fretting over the inevitable when it happens is pointless and may even be counterproductive. This does not mean you should do nothing upon hitting a roadblock. By using the time delay to better understand the situation from all angles, you ensure that you come out ahead of the game. Use the 27th wisely. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Approaching the week with a spirit of experimentation works best in most matters. Expect trial and error to be the means by which you go farthest and fastest. An open mind and a pinch of skepticism are also much in order. By making your decisions tentative and subject to change in light of new information, you remain free to adapt to the changing picture. The 27th calls for you to be light on your feet. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Getting your associates to commit themselves is easier said than done this week. The current fast-changing picture ensures that someone is going to waver, but it probably won’t be you. “Yes, but...” is a phrase you may grow tired of hearing before conditions finally change. Trying to guarantee those things in life that have no guarantee only complicates matters. Better to adopt a wait-and-see attitude on the 27th. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Be ready this week to encounter some rigid attitudes in your social dealings and don’t let it throw you. Of course you are only trying to help, but you face rejection unless the other person is willing to accept that help. Even so, people may be swayed to accept new viewpoints, if they’re presented correctly. That fact, along with some patient diplomacy, will enable you to more easily reach your goal on the 27th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) The chance to advance yourself through sheer enthusiasm and fighting spirit is likely this week. This need not put you and your associates at odds. Ideally, your eagerness will be contagious, ensuring that you will convert the holdouts into teammates. Courage and strategy are the key ingredients by which you transform adversaries into allies. Watch the 27th to present you more than one opportunity to do so. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) EIn the eyes of many this week, you’ll come across as more hard-charging and militant than is usual for you. Unless you are careful, what you experience as zeal for the subject at hand may well get you labeled as pushy. Zeal can work for or against you,

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Worthy causes of many sorts are likely to figure in your thinking this week. Expenses also figure in, and may take the form of donations to the needy or less fortunate, or to organizations working on their behalf. Escape from your normal routine is also possible. A mini-vacation or retreat that allows you to rest and reset your priorities is both useful and advisable now. Endings and new beginnings are a theme of the 27th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Talking about the things nobody wants to talk about is likely to hold great appeal for you this week. You may not resolve many issues, but don’t let that hold you back. It’s all about shining your light in ways you don’t normally shine. Your deeply held feelings and convictions deserve to be aired now, and let the chips fall as they may. The opportunity to speak out may appear in an unusual way on the 27th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) An irresistible hunger for change and independence is likely to color everything that happens in your week. Discipline and duty are by choice and circumstance weighing heavily upon you now, so this desire for a taste of freedom is understandable. Ways to conduct business and still satisfy your desires for pleasure are apt to be on your mind. Watch the the 27th to deliver options to accomplish both. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Creative business solutions are possible this week in situations that might require them. The odds favor you in attempting innovations of every sort. Some of your ideas may come from surprising directions, so don’t limit yourself. Openness to sources you wouldn’t normally entertain is helpful when all else fails. Don’t be too busy with the old and obvious on the 27th to see if there’s a better way. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Backing and support is likely to appear this week for certain ambitions that you’ve long held, but have been reluctant to act upon. Delivery may occur in some unusual and unexpected ways. If you don’t want to miss out, open your eyes and see what is, not what you prefer to see. Narrow thinking and limited imagination could cause you to miss the prize. Clues are likely on the 27th. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) You stand to end the week feeling liberated from things that limit you at the start. The less conscious control you try to exert over the process, the better for you. Your intent is your best guide to the process. It’s enough to simply open yourself to new ways of thinking and being and let things unfold naturally. Expect people close to you to figure prominently. The 27th is a key day to watch for clues. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


48. __ and cheese

1. Spanish city

51. KGB mole

7. Middle ear bone

53. Indicating silence

13. Satisfy to the fullest

55. Capital of Yemen

14. Able to be consumed

56. A woman of refinement

16. US island territory (abbr.)

58. Extinct flightless bird of New Zealand

17. Predatory reptile

59. Belonging to a bottom layer

19. Beachwear manufacturer 20. European space program 22. Alias 23. Metrical feet 25. Large integers 26. Matrilineality 28. Snouts 29. Giants’ signal caller Manning

18. Egyptian unit of weight

60. Stephen King novel 61. Fire obstacle

67. Energetic persons

CLUES DOWN 1. Whiskey receptacle

47. Ballplayers need one

42. Drunkard

47. Amanda and James are two

50. Soothes

4. Needlefishes 6. Mathematical ratio 7. Dignified 8. Pacific sea bream 10. Song of praise

45. A way to mark

37. Small piece

49. Something comparable to another

9. One of Thor’s names

44. Allow

35. A way to soak

46. Least exciting

5. Relating to the ears

43. Common Japanese surname

32. Murdered in his bathtub

70. Witnessing

33. “Anna Karenina” author

41. Signs

30. Whittled

43. Test for high schoolers

3. Cereal grasses

40. Clean off

27. Shock treatment

69. Confession (archaic)

31. Electronic countermeasures

38. More arctic

26. Second sight

39. Climbing plant

65. Loud insects

2. Western State

36. Sleeveless garment

24. Skin cancers

38. Relating to Islam

64. Lumen

30. Pacific Time

34. Snare

21. Broached

11. Equal to one quintillion (abbr.)

52. Month in the Islamic calendar 54. White gull having a black back and wings 55. Japanese seaport 57. The south of France 59. Batman villain 62. British air aces

12. Drools

63. Body part

13. Cluster

66. Clearinghouse

15. One in a series

68. Manganese Answers on page 15

YOUR GUESS IS AS GOOD AS OURS WEATHER FORECAST Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock, as a professional astrologer looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast with links to Facebook and Twitter, at www.chickenlittleandtheastrologer.com. To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

Thurs, Oct. 26

Fri, Oct. 27

Sat, Oct. 28

Sun, Oct. 29

Mon, Oct. 30

Tues, Oct. 31

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle

North Isle








Mostly Cloudy Possible Showers


Mixed Clouds and Sun

Mostly Cloudy Possible Showers

Cloudy with Chance of Rain


Wed, Nov. 1


South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle

South Isle








Mostly Cloudy Possible Showers


Mixed Clouds and Sun

Cloudy Possible Showers

Cloudy with Chance of Rain


Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.




Whidbey Weekly WHAT’S GOING ON

LOCALLY OPERATED. continued from page


Parkinson’s Support Group First Friday, 1:00pm Cherry Hill Club House, Oak Harbor

Island 911

Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! FRIDAY, SEPT. 8 12:23 am, SE Pioneer Way Party advising they left their laundry outside of location and it is now gone. 2:21 pm, Wahl Rd. Caller advising a loose pig is in the area; now in someone's yard grazing at the corner of location. 2:43 pm, SE 11th Ave. Reporting party advising a stray cat has wandered into location. 4:14 pm, Bismark Ln. Caller advising there is a loose pig in her yard heading toward Roy Rd. 2:14 pm, Schay Rd. Party requesting call to know if he is allowed to land a helicopter at friend's house in the city limits of Coupeville; unknown exact address but is near the post office. 5:22 pm, Deer Lake Rd. Caller advising two males exchanging drugs and doing drugs outside of Library; exchanging drugs and money. Reporting party advising they look like “bad men,” “very hairy creatures.” SATURDAY, SEPT. 9 1:01 am, Lawson Rd. Reporting party states she was asleep and a teenager came into their house; is in the house now. Reporting party's husband is with the teen trying to figure out who subject is. Reporting party states subject keeps stating “It's all over. I'm going to die.” 3:21 am, Portland Dr. Caller states vehicle stopped in front of caller's residence, then stomped on the gas and took off really fast. Caller states it happened last night as well. 11:08 am, SE Barrington Dr. Party reporting male yelling at him over a dog being inside location. 2:13 pm, NE Goldie St. Caller reporting subject driving erratically and giving other drivers the finger. 6:12 pm, NW Anchor Dr. Reporting party advising male is standing in driveway with pizza box then coming to door trying to deliver it after an extended period of time. Also advising there was no uniform or identification. SUNDAY, SEPT. 10 8:20 am, Deer Lake Rd. Caller advising there are 15 golf balls in pasture; states neighbors did it; ongoing issue. 1:15 pm, Maxwelton Rd. Reporting party advising three llamas walking in and out of traffic; now across the street from school in church yard. 6:35 pm, Zylstra Rd. Caller reporting a giant gray/black potbelly boar wandered into caller's property. Has it contained on his farm for now, does not want to keep it. 9:08 pm, Topaz Ct. Caller advising no longer arguing, male is in bed. Caller is requesting a unit to tell male not to call her names; states he threw pillows at her, telling her to get out of the bedroom.

MONDAY, SEPT. 11 9:11 am, Springwater Ln. Party requesting call to report ongoing problem with landlords at location being verbally abusive. When confronted, they evicted reporting party and his wife. 9:14 am, SR 20 Caller reporting male pulling flags out of ground and throwing them in the street. 9:46 am, SR 20 Party advising vehicle was swerving and intentionally not allowing motorcycle to pass. 10:08 am, Quigley Rd. Caller advising large rottweiler is defecating in caller's yard; ongoing issue, owner is aware. Caller advising owner told caller to tell them when dog is on property, but owner is not doing anything in those instances and not removing the waste from the yard. 11:49 am, Carnica Way Reporting party advising female on property is refusing to leave; states female is saying “odd things.” States she is looking for a birthday party with prizes. 3:39 pm, SW Heller St. Caller advising they accidentally called the wrong number and now subject is harassing them. 5:34 pm, Shawn Ave. Caller reporting small hairless Chihuahua missing for a few hours; has no collar or tags, name is “Hercules.” 6:37 pm, Vista Del Mar St. Reporting party is hearing lots of cussing, “You need to get out of here,” two houses down; heard female calling male “a terrorist,” “Terrorizing the neighborhood.” TUESDAY, SEPT. 12 9:13 am, Crawford Rd. Caller reporting theft of cat from a yurt on Crawford Rd. Caller's father was living in yurt, advising someone took caller's father's cat; caller wants to pick up the cat, is requesting phone call. 12:37 am, NE Izett St. Caller advising something happened to their ear. 1:37 pm, SE 8th Ave. Reporting party advising elderly female cut through yard, into neighbor's house, walked down the street and is now walking into another yard. 2:01 pm, Valdes Ct. Reporting party advising next door, a mail truck rolled down hill and hit the side of a garage of a house. Mail lady fell out of truck on way down the hill; reporting party is with her and she says she is okay. 2:09 pm, SE Bayshore Dr. Party reporting flute and other items stolen from location. 3:51 pm, NE Barron Dr. Caller reporting bus driver screaming at her and followed her home. 10:22 pm, SW 6th Ave. Reporting party advising neighbor said “Good luck keeping your kids” during an argument with neighbor. Caller is upset. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

struggling with addictions of all kinds and-self centered behaviors. Childcare is provided. For more information, please call (360) 675-3032.

TOPS® (Take Off Pounds Sensibly®)

Second Tuesday, 10:00am Bayview Senior Center, Langley

Every Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am Family Bible Church, Oak Harbor

No one need struggle with Parkinson’s alone. Gain new friends, get the facts. Call (360) 279-1785.

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

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

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

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

Soroptimist International of Oak Harbor Every Friday, 7:30am Whidbey Golf Club, Oak Harbor Cost: $9.50 SIOH is part of the world’s largest service organization, made up of dedicated professionals who provide enhancement to the quality of life through friendship, education, service, advocacy and financial support. Members are committed to bettering humanity locally, nationally and globally for the purpose of making a difference for and advancing the status of women and girls. For questions, please call Kathy at (360) 675-3030 or email sioakharbor@soroptimist.net.

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

South Whidbey Coupon Club Every Wednesday, 12:00pm-4:00pm Good Cheer Thrift Store, 114 Anthes Ave, Langley At the South Whidbey Coupon Club, we also welcome those who would like to help clip coupons which will be used for Good Cheer’s shopping. Find us on Facebook :”Whidbey Coupon Club” and via email: nwcouponclub@ comcast.net. For further information, please call (360) 675-2338.

Veterans’ Coffee Club Every Thursday, 9:00am-11:00am Harbor Tower Village, Oak Harbor Come enjoy a cup of coffee, a baked breakfast good and the company of other local veterans. Harbor Tower Village Independent and Assisted Living is located at 100 E Whidbey Ave. For more information, call (360) 675-2569.

VFW Open Microphone Night Every Tuesday, 6:00pm-11:00pm VFW Post 7392, Oak Harbor Bring your musical instrument; acoustic or electric, Flamenco or Country, drums, standup, karaoke or kazoos! All are welcome to perform or enjoy the performances. Musicians and audience guests are welcome! If you can’t play, come in and listen. For more information, call (360) 675-4048 or visit www. vfwpost7392.org

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

Classes, Seminars and Workshops Learn to Dance at Dan’s Classic Ballroom.Com! Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Club Dances Groups, Privates, Wedding Prep (360) 720-2727 - dcb601@comcast.net

Gardening Tips for Whidbey Island with Ciscoe Thursday, November 2, 9:30am-11:00am Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Ciscoe Morris, NW Gardening Guru, will be talking about gardening on Whidbey Island. The event begins at 9:30am for coffee/social, the presentation begins at !0:00am. Sponsored by the Coupeville & Greenbank Garden Clubs. Everyone is welcome to attend this free presentation.

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Saturday, November 4, 12:45pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland No pre-registration required. Open to all, no late admittance allowed. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit idipic.org

DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Monday, November 6, 6:45pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required. Open to all, no late admittance allowed. Required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit idipic.org

Byrne House/Mansion Insight

“The Most Excellent Way” Support Meetings

Friday, November 10, 10:30am Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor

Every Wednesday, 7:00pm Church on the Rock, Oak Harbor

Join this living history lesson. Mike Hurley, pastor of Life Church and his family are the current owners of historic Byrne House/ Mansion. There will be a lively discussion and delicious refreshments. For more information, call (360) 279-0933.

“The Most Excellent Way” is world-wide support group desiring to minister to alcoholics, drug addicts, and their families. “The Most Excellent Way” is a Christ based self-help group for people

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.




Whidbey Weekly

Locally Owned & Operated


Property Management You Can Count On!

Advertising in the Whidbey Weekly is an investment in your business and your community.

Whidbey Residential Rentals, Inc.

Call our office today at 360-682-2341 for rates and advertising opportunities.

Whidbey Weekly

We Manage Your Home As If It Were Our Own. 360-675-9596 • www.whidbeyres.com 285 NE Midway Blvd • Suite #2 • Oak Harbor

390 NE Midway Blvd • Oak Harbor • 360-682-2341 • www.whidbeyweekly.com

GARAGE/ESTATE SALES Moving Sale: Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 28, 7am- 5pm, 4419 Crestmont Place, Clinton (Hilltop Terrace). Beautiful women's attire, smaller sizes. Desks, file cabinets, tv stands, towers, rugs, new printer, bikes, garment racks, many household items.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Pregnant? Need baby clothes? We have them and the price is right–FREE. Pregnancy Care Clinic, open most Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 4pm. Call (360) 221-2909 or stop by 6th and Cascade in Langley. Be the difference in a child's life and become a foster parent today! Service Alternatives is looking for caring, loving, and supportive families to support foster children. (425) 923-0451 or mostermick@ servalt-cfs.com The Whidbey Island community is encouraged to try out the paddling sport of dragon boating with the Stayin' Alive team. Our team's mission is to promote the physical, social, and emotional benefits of dragon boating. It has been shown to be especially beneficial to cancer survivors. Practice with us for up to 3 times for free. Life-jackets and paddles provided. Saturdays at the Oak Harbor Marina, 8:45am. Contact njlish@ gmail.com. More info at our Facebook Page: https://www. facebook.com/NorthPugetSou ndDragonBoatClub?ref=hl Medical Marijuana patients unite; If you need assistance, advice, etc. please contact at 420patientnetworking@gmail. com. Local Whidbey Island help. If you or someone you know has been a victim of Homicide, Burglary, Robbery, Assault,

Identity Theft, Fraud, Human Trafficking, Home Invasion and other crimes not listed. Victim Support Services has Advocates ready to help. Please call the 24-hr Crisis Line (888) 388-9221. Free Service. Visit our web site at http://victimsupportservices.org

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


and complete an application in person at 1040 SW Kimball Drive. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. (3) 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 animals and light office work. Weekend work required. Valid driver's license, current auto insurance, and registration required. If you're a team player, please send resume and cover letter to Shari Bibich, WAIF, P.O. Box 1108, Coupeville, WA 98239, waifsmgr@whidbey.net. No phone calls, please. (0) DRIVERS: Part-time, full-time, on-call & weekend driver posi-

Regency on Whidbey is hiring for a certified Medication Aide/CNA to join our team. We are currently accepting applications for a Full-Time Medication Aide, and you must be a certified CNA. As a medication aide, you will provide residents with the administration of medications and treatments. You must have a current medication certificaNo Cheating! tion. Experience is preferred, and successful applicants must possess the following skills: Be Motivated, have open-availability, problem solver, multitasking, critical thinking skills, and be dependable. Applicants need to bring their resume, Puzzle 1 (Hard, difficulty rating 0.71)



















































6 9



1 5









8 7



6 9 5











tions available. Must have or be willing to obtain CDL Class B with P2 passenger endorsement. If interested, please contact Brent at (360) 679-4003 or find an application online at www.seatacshuttle.com/ employment.php

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

APPLIANCES Maytag Bravos Series washer and dryer w/steam Rapid Refresh. Practically new! Orig. $1200, sell both $550. Estate sale. Tom (360) 544-2700 (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 Seasoned Firewood, Alder or Fir, 16” split. $100 per half cord. Delivery available. (360) 836-9493 (0) 10” radial saw with table, $75; Fisher large fireplace wood burning stove insert, $75; Older, nice Schwinn Sting Ray bicycle, $75; Four good adult bicycles, $45 each. (360) 341-1894 (0) 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 (2) Looking for Xmas, Bday, Father's Day, or just Gifts in

general? These are LOCAL made crafts, I have about 50-60 of these available. They are $16.00/ea, plus shipping if you want them mailed. CASH preferred. Dimensions are: 5-6"W X 17”L. Contact me at ljohn60@gmail.com.

ANIMALS/SUPPLIES 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.

FREE Burgundy leather couch with ottoman, in good shape with some cat scratches. You haul. Freeland (360) 331-3653 (1)


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

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

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

DID YOU KNOW MOST CLASSIFIED ADS ARE FREE? Contact us for more info! classifieds@whidbeyweekly.com

Thank you for reading! Please recycle the Whidbey Weekly when you are finished with it.




Basic Oil & Filter




Includes 4X4 & SUV

Most cars up to 5 qts. 5W20, 5W30, 10W30. Other grades extra. Some filters cost extra. Vehicles with Skid Plates may be extra. Plus $1 Environmental Disposal Fee.





$ 00

Flat Rate Auto Repair only $6995 per hour



Ask for De



At Hilltop Service Center we only repair and replace parts that are needed. We will not oversell or install unnecessary parts. We are highly trained brake technicians, not high pressure sales people.





4 cyl





6 cyl



8 cyl