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

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You know it is time to do dishes when you have to eat your lunch pail size serving of sugar-free lime Jell-o with a pocket knife.

Not having ever been a fan of dishwashers or Cascade detergent, I have always done the dishes if and when I was allowed to or when no one was looking. Sometimes I get messy and then it gets messier. Sometimes I don't have enough shelf space to figure out how to organize three weeks of coffee cups with Mom's Christmas china dinner plates before I begin the task. Sometimes I just put a record on the record player. Usually, if I'm doing dishes or dusting, I play Artie Shaw's “Begin the Beclean.” Someone over seventy just moaned in Greenbank. Reader remind Thanks to Whidbey Weekly reader Jackie of area code 408 for acknowledging her appreciation for last week's reminder that Island County property taxes were due and payable. We got ours in on time, enjoying the process of dropping off the check in person. Nothing like eye contact in Eye-land County. As some famous person surely said, “seeing is believing,” although our Dad reversed the phrase. In reference to my promise to return Mom's 1958 Ford station wagon with a full gas tank after I had borrowed it for a Friday night of high school frivolity, Dad would say, “I'll believe it when I see it.” So, going or coming, fill your tank. Pay those taxes on time. If the school buses can be punctual, why can't we? Of course, as I learned years ago, it helps even more when the check actually clears. Speaking of time, it is time for the only expression I remember other than righty tighty, lefty loosey – Spring forward, Fall backward, like this weekend. All together now, let's go darker. Election excitement In my over five decades of voting, I have never seen a more challenge-less ballot than the one in this week's election. There is no one or no thing to argue about, with, or for. Advisory votes? That's like signing a petition to get something on the ballot, only less meaningful. Maintain or repeal? If we are advising our legislators how to revote after they have already decided without our permission, why ask now? Wouldn't that be like asking your girlfriend's dad if he approved of your kissing his daughter after you had previously lip-locked? When I lived during my era of parental advisory opinions, I was repealed way more than I was maintained. Regardless of my minimal passion for our upcoming election's mission of issues and unopposed candidates, the pride I feel voting is why I have never missed an election. Voting sends me. Like Alice was to Ralph Kramden on The Honeymooners–“You send me, Alice!” Plus, where else but in America can a guy who lives in a caboose vote his ballot with a blue or black ink only pen while listening to the World Series drinking a real sugared soda pop hecho en Mexico? Thank you Island County for allowing us the voting freedom our forefathers would most likely be shocked by – the ability to vote anywhere we want while tweeting during an Instagram prepared by Siri. Whatever happened to three by five cards?

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National pastime Growing up in the Midwest, summer meant bicycles, swimming pools, and baseball. Even if we didn't play little league, we listened to baseball on the radio or watched Dizzy Dean and Pee Wee Reese's broadcasts on Saturday afternoon TV.



Autumn on Whidbey Wine, Spirits & Art Tour November 11 & 12 • 11am-5pm

Baseball was literally and figuratively our national pastime on the sidewalks and side streets of suburban Columbus. Long live the Columbus Jets and Jimmy Crum. So, being always curious about sources, while half watching a rerun of John Wayne in The Train Robbers, I checked the internet for the origin and etymology of national pastime. Maybe it is a phrase like “best burger.” Anyone can say it, but the first one with the signage wins. Hello, 12th Man and 10th lawyer. So, here's the skinny on the fat of the baseball hot dog and our national pastime.

Visit local tasting rooms to taste and watch artsts in action!

Venues include:

Blooms Winery Tasting Room • Comforts of Whidbey Holmes Harbor Cellars • Spoiled Dog Winery Whidbey Island Distillery $20 in advance. $25 days of (includes souvenir glass, your tastings & special “Case Card”)

Visit the venues listed or go to www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954076

Why are hot dogs served at baseball games? According to the folks at Mental Floss, “the marriage between baseball and pork casings began around the turn of the century, when Europeans marketed sausages as easily-handled street food. Credit for introducing hot dogs to baseball fans generally goes to one of two European immigrants...and for the calorie conscious, hot dogs usually top off at around 250 calories with the bun.”

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Who first called baseball the national pastime? According to baseball historian Jules Tygiel, the term has been used since the 1850s' to describe what once was the talk of every town in America.

Publisher & Editor.......................................................... Eric Marshall

Why is there only one T in pastime? We're still checking on this.

Circulation Manager.................................................... Noah Marshall

Rant on Were I to have the pleasure of being King for a Day (remember Queen for a Day?), I would mandate all of the small print be enlarged, all expiration dates would be written large and boldly, and the inactive ingredients of all pharmaceuticals be identified more obviously. In this day of expected transparency, why do we seniors put up with allowing such rudeness? The important part of most contracts is the small stuff we ignore. Objects in package appear closer than they really are should be required on the narrow sides of all frozen foods. Ever try to read the side of a Marie Callender’s savory beef pot roast? If I were elected King for a Day, I would give everyone the day off and then go through their desks. That should take until lunch time. Then, after I break for lunch, I would fill up my company truck, assuming I gain access to a King of the Day credit card. If not, maybe I could start my own credit card company, issue myself a card, and then cancel both the card and the company by the end of the day. How exciting to be King for a Day. After I fill my truck with gas, I could buy a lot of really expensive beef jerky sold by the check out register. Oh boy, Oberto. Joke on The reader who provided the following joke prefers to remain anonymous. Now we can find out why. Billy Bob and Luther were talking one afternoon when Billy Bob sez to Luther, "Yaw know... I reckon I'm 'bout ready for a vacation. Only this year I'm gonna do it different! The last few years, I took your advice about where to go. Three years ago you said to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Earlene got pregnant. Then two years ago, you told me to go to the Bahamas, and Earlene got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Tahiti and darned if Earlene didn't get pregnant again!" Luther asks Billy Bob,"So...whatcha you gonna do this year that's different?" Billy Bob sez... "Well.... this year I'm taking Earlene with me.'' To read past columns of On Track in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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GRAND OPENING! Help Us Celebrate Our New Location at 105 Anthes Ave Langley, WA

Saturday, November 4th 11am till 7pm We will feature Gifts and Books by local Artists and Authors and will be open for the Langley Art Walk 5 pm till 7 pm. Refreshments • Free Whale Tattoos Langley Whale Center is Open Thursdays through Sundays, 11 am till 5 pm

Our volunteers are there to interpret the displays and show you recent whale sightings in the area.

Free Admission and Lending Library Check out the fun, new items in our gift shop www.orcanetwork.org Whale Center 360-221-7505 Langley Whale Center is a project of Orca Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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Bits & Pieces Letters to the Editor Editor, We once again completed our quarterly “Drug Take Back” day on Saturday, October 28, 2017, in both Coupeville and South Whidbey. I would like to thank all those that took the time to dispose of their dangerous prescription medications by dropping them off at our monitored sites in Freeland and Coupeville. This year we took in over 90 pounds of unwanted prescription medication and pills that could have fallen into the wrong hands and further contributed to the “National Health Emergency” surrounding the Opioid Crisis. Being responsible in collecting and disposing of unused (potentially addictive) medication is one of the proven deterrents in preventing future generations from becoming addicted to pain killers. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the proactive approach taken by the Oak Harbor Police Department in providing a 24/7 secure “drop box” at their office (860 Barrington Drive) available throughout the year for walkin drug disposal. Please take advantage of this community care-taking function - you don’t have to wait to do the right thing! Sincerely, Mark Brown Island County Sheriff

Wading into Smith & Minor Island Aquatic Reserve’s Exquisite Ecosystem Resting comfortably along Whidbey’s western shore, encompassing two eco-protected islands, emerging from the sea floor, reaching up towards the light is the largest persistent bull kelp forest in Washington. Rick Baker tells about the importance of the Smith and Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve at the Whidbey Audubon Society’s monthly program, Thursday, November 9. The exquisite ecosystem of the Smith and Minor Aquatic Reserve supports an oasis of biodiverse species ranging from sea stars to marine mammals. The bird life is particularly rich, including loons, murrelets and harlequin ducks. Baker says, “Dive deep into past and current research occurring within the boundaries of our island’s only Aquatic Reserve and discover how you can get involved.” Rick Baker is Executive Director of the Whidbey Watershed Stewards, which is an organization focused on environmental education for students grades K – 8. The Watershed Stewards also engage in public outreach, research and habitat restoration and protection. Baker also serves as the chair of the citizen stewardship committee for the Smith and Minor Islands Aquatic Reserve. This committee facilitates all the citizen science research and public outreach for the Reserve.

living history lesson. Mike Hurley, pastor of Life Church and his family are the current owners of the historic Byrne House/Mansion (located across from Smith Park in Oak Harbor). The original builder and owner, L. P. Byrne, was an active citizen and early entrepreneur of Oak Harbor. Mr. Byrne built a large waterfront warehouse, long wharf, hotel, saloon and mercantile store; he even brought the first telephone service to Oak Harbor. He married the beautiful, talented daughter of a pioneer family, Katy Nunan. L.P. died seven years before the fire, which destroyed most of the businesses in East Oak Harbor including his store. Katy survived him and had a bungalow built on the back of the property where she lived with her second husband until her death. You don’t want to miss this interesting insight into a fascinating chapter in Oak Harbor’s early history. For more information, please contact Sande at (360) 279-0933. [Submitted by Teresita Mendiola, Regency on Whidbey]

Seattle International Comedy Competition

Those interested in adopting a toy soldier can call Oak Harbor Main Street (360) 279-8995 or email edmainstreet@gmail.com to schedule a time to pick up their soldier(s). Supplies are limited, so those interested are encouraged to act quickly. [Submitted by Karen Ray, Oak Harbor Main Street Association]

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) presents Brew Ha Ha! and the Seattle International Comedy Competition on Saturday, November 11 at 6:30pm.

Island Consort Director Sheila Weidendorf Announces a New Annual Grant for Young Musicians Pursuing Classical Music

Seattle International Comedy Competition is a multi-week stand-up comedy contest performing throughout the Pacific Northwest for audiences and local celebrity judges. The event features over 30 talented comedians, whittled down from hundreds of applicants. Join this extraordinary competition during their hilarious stop on Whidbey. Tickets are $22 all seats.

Island Consort, in collaboration with their 501(c)3 umbrella sponsor, Whidbey Island Arts Council, is thrilled to announce a new annual Young Musicians’ Grant Program. Applications are now being accepted for this $500 grant to be awarded annually to a young Whidbey musician who is either a high school junior or senior, or college freshman or sophomore pursuing a future in classical music performance. View the application form and requirements at: http://www.islandartscouncil.org/ grants.html

As a great warm up to the Seattle International Comedy Competition, the annual Brew Ha Ha! open mic comedy show takes place in Zech Hall before the mainstage show. Featuring Diamond Knot Brewery’s release of its new winter brew. There is no cover charge for this pre-show event! For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline.org [Submitted by Fritha Strand, WICA]

Adopt a Toy Soldier for the Holidays!

Applications will be reviewed by an anonymous jury appointed by Whidbey Island Arts Council. Application deadline is December 15, 2017 for the 2018 award to be announced January 30, 2018. For more information, contact Sheila Weidendorf at sweidendorf@whidbey.com or (360) 320-2362. [Submitted by Sheila Weidendorf]

Local Business News Langley Whale Center Celebrates Grand Re-Opening The Langley Whale Center invites the community to celebrate the Grand Re-Opening of their new location at 105 Anthes, St., Langley.

The Oak Harbor Main Street Association is hoping to find adoptive parents for a few good soldiers – toy soldiers, that is. As part of the organization’s Home for the Holidays festivities, it is placing 24 plain, 4-foot-tall toy soldiers up for “adoption”. Those up to the challenge are asked to paint and decorate the wooden figures and return the finished works of art to Oak Harbor Main Street Association by November 22, in time to be put up as decorations for the upcoming holidays.

Learn About the Historic Byrne House/Mansion On November 10, 10:30am, Regency on Whidbey invites you to a rare opportunity for a

Organizers say they hope the community will get into the spirit of the idea so they can

[Submitted by Susan Prescott, Whidbey Audubon Publicity Chair]

The toy soldiers will be put on display in front of participating businesses or mounted along the fences on Pioneer Way. The decorations will be numbered as they are returned and then community members will be able to choose their favorite by casting their vote at the Main Street office, located inside the mall behind the Garry Oak Gallery.

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The group was inspired by the snow people that started cropping up throughout Coupeville during the holidays, but chose the toy soldier theme for a couple of reasons. “Toy soldiers are obviously a reference to the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” said Margaret Livermore, Oak Harbor Main Street Association. “Plus, they are a nod to the fact that we are a military community. So, we feel like we have a couple of good reasons for the toy soldier theme.”

The public is welcome to attend this free event at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 20103 Hwy 525 about a mile and a half north of Freeland. The doors open at 7:00pm for refreshments, at 7:15pm is a short business meeting and the program begins at 7:30pm.

add more soldiers each year. Twenty-four toy soldiers have been cut out and are primed, ready and waiting to be adopted, painted and decorated by community and military groups, businesses or individuals. Cost to “adopt,” or sponsor, a toy soldier is $25. Part of these funds will be donated to support Toys for Tots. Toy Soldiers can be adopted by November 1 and must be returned no later than November 22.

As part of the celebration from 11:00am till 7:00pm, on Saturday, November 4, meet Orca Network co-founders Susan Berta and Howard Garrett, who will be available to answer questions on Orca Network’s many educational programs and events. Also meet Langley Whale Center Manager and Youth Group Coordinator, Wendy Sines and Assistant Manager, Shari Devlin. The Langley Whale Center will be participating in the Langley Art Walk from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Saturday, November 4, and will feature jewelry and gift items made by local artists as well as books by local authors, some who will be there throughout the day. Refreshments and free whale tattoos and stickers for kids will be available Saturday as well. The Langley Whale Center, a project of Orca Network, a Whidbey based non-profit, opened their doors in March, 2014 on the corner of 2nd and Anthes St. The Center moved to a larger location in November, 2015 and are now happy with the opportunity to move to an even larger location, just down the street at 105 Anthes Ave, Langley, WA.

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Required Withdrawals from Retirement Plans: What Should You Know?

You may spend decades contributing to your IRA and 401(k). But, eventually, you’ll need to use this money. Before that day arrives, you’ll want to be familiar with the rules governing withdrawals – and you’ll want to know just how much you should take out. To begin with, withdrawals from traditional employer-sponsored retirement plans like these fall under the Internal Revenue Service’s “required minimum distributions” (RMD) guidelines. (You aren’t required to take these distributions from a Roth IRA.) Here are some of the key RMD points to keep in mind: • You need to take distributions by age 70-1/2. You generally should begin taking RMDs in the year in which you turn 70-1/2. If you don’t take your first RMD during that year, you must take it no later than April 1 of the following year. If you do put it off until April 1, you must take two distributions in one year. If you don’t take your RMDs on time, you may have to pay the IRS a 50 percent penalty tax on the taxable portion of your uncollected distribution — so make sure you know your dates. • You can take more than the minimum. You can withdraw more than the RMD, but, as the word “required” suggests, you can’t withdraw less. • You may be able to delay RMDs in an employer’s retirement plan if you’re still working. If your employer’s retirement plan permits it, you may not have to take RMDs if you are still working and you are 70-1/2 or older. However, this exception won’t apply if you own 5 percent or more of your company. To determine your RMD, you’ll need to use either the Uniform Lifetime Table, which is based on your life expectancy, or the Joint Life Table, if you have a spouse who is the sole beneficiary and who is more than 10 years younger. Your tax advisor can help you make this selection. So, now that you know the basic rules of RMDs, you’ll need to consider their impact on your retirement income. As mentioned above, you can certainly take out more than the RMD, but should you? If you need the extra money, then you’ll have to take it. However, when determining how much you should take beyond your RMDs, you’ll need to weigh some other factors. For one thing, if you can delay taking Social Security, you’ll get bigger checks, so you might be able to lower the amounts you take from your 401(k) and IRA. Another factor to consider is the size and composition of your investment portfolio held outside your retirement accounts. If you have a sizable amount of investments, with some of them providing regular income, you may be able to afford to take out only your RMDs, or perhaps just slightly more. On the other hand, if your 401(k) and IRA make up the vast majority of your investment holdings, you might need to rely on them much more heavily. In any case, though, you will need to establish an appropriate withdrawal rate for all your investments to ensure you won’t outlive your money. A financial professional can help you calculate this rate. Do whatever it takes to maximize your benefits from your IRA and 401(k). They’re valuable assets – so use them wisely. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Jeffery C. Pleet, CLU®, ChFC®

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

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The center is run by a dedicated group of Docents and Naturalists, who volunteer at the Center Thursdays through Sundays. Youth Docents from the Whale Center’s Youth Group

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NOVEMBER 2 - NOVEMBER 8, 2017 www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALL LOCALL Y OWNED. Y OWNED. have also been a great asset to the Center. Volunteers educate visitors from around the world about the year round whale watching opportunities available from the shores of Whidbey Island and advocate for our local endangered Southern Resident Orcas, who recently have made their annual autumn appearance in Puget Sound. Educational exhibits of local marine mammals include Orca exhibits for both the Endangered Southern Resident Killer Whales and the Transient (Biggs) Orcas. Gray whale exhibits include a beautiful wall size map showing the gray whale migration route, which includes a spring stopover around south Whidbey Island. The Marine Mammal exhibits include a harbor porpoise skeleton, elephant seal skull, whale jawbones and vertebrae, and seal pelts and skulls, collected and prepared by Orca Network’s Central Puget Sound Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Holding a place of honor is a new addition to their specimen display, the remains of an orca calf skull, which washed up on the beaches of Penn Cove a year after the 1970 Orca Captures. Educational videos are part of the experience and visitors especially enjoy the enlarged map of Puget Sound where recent whale sightings are posted. The free Lending Library and kids’ corner is a cozy place to spend a rainy afternoon, do a craft or check out a book or DVD. The new space will offer more room for educational events such as classes, talks by authors, movies and the ability to expand the Langley Whale Center Youth Activity Program. A unique gift shop helps offset the cost of operating the Center, which is free to the public and dependent on sales, donations and a membership program. If you wish to donate to the Langley Whale Center, you may donate or purchase a Membership at www.orcanetwork.org The Langley Whale Center has seen a continued climb in number of visitors, many of whom come from across the nation and around the world. Many visitors already follow Orca Network through their Facebook page

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and web site, and enjoy having a physical location to come to learn about and share their own stories of watching the whales who live in the Salish Sea. The Langley Whale Center has quickly become a favorite stop for locals and visitors to Whidbey Island. For more information about the Langley Whale Center, or if you’d like to volunteer, contact Wendy Sines at langleywhalecenter@whidbey. com or leave a message at (360) 221-7505, or visit www.facebook.com/LangleyWhale Center. For more information about Orca Network and their programs, visit www.orcanetwork.org or www.facebook.com/OrcaNetwork

Whidbey Jeweler Grand Reopening & Ribbon Cutting The wait is over! Whidbey Jeweler’s beautifully remodeled showroom features a unique selection of the newest styles in designer jewelry. Store owner, Jeff Mack, Master Goldsmith and GIA Graduate Gemologist, has added hundreds of thousands of dollars in brand new merchandise, as well as new custom pieces exclusive to Whidbey Jeweler. Whidbey Jeweler’s streamlined repair shop enables them to quickly care for your most sentimental jewelry while still maintaining the greatest attention to quality and detail that you have come to expect from their service department. Each member of the long-time staff are trained goldsmiths, and have the knowledge and experience to help you with all of your jewelry needs - from watch battery replacement, jewelry repair services to finding the perfect piece of jewelry. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, November 2 at 4:00pm. Whidbey Jeweler cordially invites you to the remodeled store, and with purchase, register to win a custom made 14k white gold and pear shaped diamond pendant valued at $2000! Come in and see why Whidbey Jeweler should be your full service jeweler on the island. Located at 1421 SW Barlow Street in Oak Harbor, call (360) 679-1800 or visit www. whidbeyjeweler.com for more information.

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

concert beginning at 2:30pm. Music of W.A. Mozart Louise, Farrenc and special premiere of Concerto for Horn and Orchestra. Composted and performed by Sean Brown. For more information, visit www.sowhidbey.com or call (360) 929-3045.

Uncommon Threads

Live Music: Original Jim

Friday, November 3, 10:00am-7:00pm Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-3:00pm Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road

Sunday, November 5, 3:00pm Bloom’s Winery, Langley

Get a jump start on your holiday shopping with dazzling gifts handcrafted by members of the Whidbey Weaver’s Guild. For more information, visit Whidbeyweaversguild.org

Live Music: Ike and the Old Man Friday, November 3, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville A father and son duo playing an amazing music from the 60’s to present. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www.penncovebrewing.com

5th Annual Holiday Bazaar 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.

Holiday Bazaar Saturday, November 4, 9:00am-2:00pm Harbor Tower Village, Oak Harbor Come one, come all to Harbor Tower Village’s annual holiday bazaar. Featuring wire wrapped jewelry, homemade baked goods, greeting cards, hand embroidered tea towels, pampering products, vintage items, holiday décor, Agnes and Dora clothing, ornaments, Scentsy products, watercolor prints, crocheted kitchen essentials, and more. Harbor Tower Village is located at 100 E Whidbey Ave.

Winter Bazaar Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-3:00pm Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor Open to everyone. Regency on Whidbey is located at 1040 SW Kimball Drive. For more information, call (360) 279-0933.

Emergency Preparedness Expo Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-2:00pm North Whidbey Middle School, Oak Harbor The expo will run from 10:00am-2:00pm, a CERT demonstration will be held from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Event includes disaster preparedness for you and your pets, an emergency kit for your family, demos, materials, and much more. For more information, visit www.islandcountywa.gov/DEM

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: The Winterlings Saturday, November 4, 6:00pm-9:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville An alternative folk duo with a full band sound featuring acoustic and electric guitar, banjo, violin, foot percussion, harmonica, and malefemale vocal harmonies. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit www. penncovebrewing.com

Un/Questionable Visionaries Sunday, November 5, 1:45pm First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor Presented by the Saratoga Orchestra. Preconcert chat begins at 1:45pm, with the

Women and Wine Fundraiser Saturday, November 11, 6:00pm Front Street Grill, Coupeville $75 Tapas and paired wine and a live dessert auction. Contact Rita Bartell Drum @ ritadrum777@gmail.com or Crystal Aguitar @ cryagmc22@gmail.com. Sponsored by Soroptimist Coupeville

Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events

Spend the Day with Nancy Pearl

Join us for a discussion of Evelyn Waugh’s “Brideshead Revisited.” The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh’s masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. For adults.

Wednesday, November 8, 11:00am & 7:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Attention bookworms! Famed book commentator Nancy Pearl has expanded her annual visit to Langley to include an evening event. First, at 11:00am, join WICA for a cozy chat about Nancy’s favorite books of the year. Find the perfect holiday gift or suggestions for yourself. Free! Presented by the Friends of Langley Library and hosted by WICA. At 7:30pm, Nancy has graciously offered to hold a benefit book reading and signing of her first novel, “George & Lizzie.” Don’t miss this opportunity to hear excerpts from Nancy’s book and anecdotes about her own journey into fiction. All seats are $22 to the evening show. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Langley Library and WICA. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8262 or visit www.wicaonline.org

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, November 9, 11:00am-5:00pm Coupeville United Methodist Church Sponsored by the Coupeville Lions Club. One pint of blood can save 3 lives and together we have helped save hundreds of lives in our community hospitals throughout Western Washington. To donate, just drop in or you may schedule an appointment: DonorSched@ psbc.org. For more information, call Sue Hartin at (503) 789-3595 or (360) 678-4105. The church is located at 608 N Main St.

Veterans Appreciation Night Friday, November 10, 5:30pm Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge, Coupeville The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge, located at 63 Jacobs Rd, will be having a Veterans Appreciation Night. The canteen will open at 5:30pm and will be serving chili, corn bread and a dessert. This event is open to the public and will be free to both active duty military and veterans, a $5.00 donation is requested from all others. The meal will be followed by a program of tribute to our military veterans which will include a talk by former base commander Mike Nortier.

Christmas Market Saturday, November 11, 9:00am-3:00pm St. Augustine’s-in-th-Woods, Freeland Featuring one-of-a-kind crafts & gifts including Christmas hostess gifts, bakery & savory items, and much more. Plus, treat yourself to a homemade lunch! Visit with Santa from 10:00am-2:00pm. The church is located at 5217 Honeymoon Bay Road.

See schedule below Cost: Free Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Brideshead Revisited” Thursday, November 2, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library

Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association: Essential Oils Thursday, November 2, 4:00pm-6:00pm Freeland Library Join Kim Barber and learn about 10 essential oils that are important for your medicine cabinet. Everyone is welcome. For more information on WIHHA visit www.wihha.com. Friends of the Freeland Library Used Book Sale Saturday, November 4, 10:00am-2:00pm Freeland Library Large selection of great books for all ages at bargain prices. Proceeds support the Friends of the Freeland Library. NaNoWriMo Write-In Mondays, November 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:00am-1:00pm Freeland Library Bring your laptop and join us for writing in a quiet space for National Novel Writing Month. Write Now: Intro to Memoir & Creative Non-Fiction Monday, November 6, 2:00pm Coupeville Library Everyone has a story to tell! This class will investigate the art of crafting a compelling memoir as well as give introduction to the burgeoning field of Creative Non-Fiction. Join us as we look into the nitty-gritty of how to craft and shape your prose. This class will explore the basics of style, compression, and narrative braiding and will give you the framework you need to construct your memoir or essay. In this class, you will be presented with a number of inspiring examples to help you begin to consider how you might pursue your own craft. Presented by Seth Riley. LEGO® In The Library Tuesday, November 7, 4:00pm Coupeville Library Build your best with LEGO® in this open session for creating by yourself or with a building buddy. For ages 5 and up. Literature & Laughter Book Group: “Americanah” Wednesday, November 8, 6:15pm-7:45pm Coupeville Library Join us for a discussion of “Americanah” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. All are welcome!

18th Annual Nordic Fest

Religious Services

Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-3:30pm South Whidbey High School, Langley

Matthew Smith Concert & Seminar

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.

Wednesday, November 8, 6:30pm First Reformed Church, Oak Harbor Matthew Smith is a Nashville-based singersongwriter who writes brand new melodies to centuries-old hymn texts, helping guide

www.whidbeyweekly.com LOCALLY OPERATED. people into emotionally honest worship. He is a founding member of the Indelible Grace community, whose work has drawn acclaim across denominational lines and is used in churches around the world. In addition to the concert, Matthew will present a one-hour seminar on worship following a short intermission. First Reformed Church is located at 250 SW 3rd Ave, Oak Harbor. For more information, email frontdesk@frcoh.org or call (360) 675-4837.

Galleries & Art Shows Equestrian Art Mondays, November 6-20, 6:00pm-8:00pm Skagit Valley College, Oak Harbor Horses have been a favorite subject of artists for centuries. If you enjoy horses and find them beautiful, please join us as we explore the art of the horse. There are many facets of these remarkable creatures to be studied. We will focus on their internal skeletal and muscular structure which is a necessity for accuracy. We will look at the variety of forms and faces from the many different breeds. Understanding their gaits and natural movement will enhance the realism of our illustrations.

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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.

Medicare 2018 Open Enrollment Workshop Friday, November 3, 11:00am Oak Harbor Senior Center, 51 SE Jerome St. The Open Enrollment period for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans ends December 7. The decisions you make during open enrollment will dictate your 2018 coverage. You may be able to save hundreds, if not thousands of dollars by simply doing a little research. Worse, failing to enroll in a Part D Plan can result in lifelong penalties. Bring a complete list of your medications if you would like help in identifying the best plan for you at the lowest cost. This free workshop is offered by the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors (SHIBA). SHIBA is a free, unbiased, and confidential service of the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner.

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 Friday, November 10, 10:30am Regency on Whidbey, Oak Harbor Join this living history lesson. Mike Hurley, pastor of Life Church and his family are the current owners of historic Byrne House/ WHAT'S GOING ON

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By Tracy Loescher

WINTER BLACKMOUTH Mild weather and calm winds are what all Blackmouth salmon fishermen hope for during the winter months, especially if you and your buddies are in a winter salmon derby. November is not only the winter opener for Marine Areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9, but it is one of the best months to deliver favorable weather conditions. The winter Blackmouth I refer to are Chinook salmon the hatcheries raise specifically for the Puget Sound region. These fish are taken from wild stock, incubated, hatched, and then after being kept in the hatchery for a little longer than normal, are released into the river systems. The extended stay in the hatchery keeps most of these fish from wanting to venture out to the Pacific Ocean and travel north to the Bering Sea and other juvenile to adult feeding grounds. Instead, these tasty winter time meals find their way to all areas of the Puget Sound where they take up residency for three to four years. This is where we get the term “resident Blackmouth” and it’s during this Puget Sound residency stay that we get to salmon fish through the winter months and a shot at catching them. After their lengthy stay, just like their fellow king salmon from the Pacific, these fish head up river to spawn. The Blackmouth are constantly in search of food, they feed differently from the seasonal transient salmon. Resident Blackmouth will cover lots of water in search of sandy areas looking for sand lance, also known as candlefish. They will also eat shrimp, herring, anchovies, squid, kelp shiners, krill, and small crabs. They are not afraid of rooting the bottom for food. I have caught Blackmouth where one or both of it’s gill plates had long scratches and scrapes on them from turning on their side and sliding along the sometimes rough bottom to flush out its food. The winter months can be tough on these fish, food for them is not always plentiful. Because of this, the winter Blackmouth can be a bit thinner than their summer counterparts, but they will fight just as hard to spit the hook out of their mouth. I have also hooked into some chunky “footballs” out there, you just never know what is going to bite next. I will take a good look at the stomach contents of the first legal fish brought on-board to get an idea what the fish has been eating. I’m always surprised when I find the stomach completely empty and it happens quite often. I prefer fishing with 3-1/2 inch spoons which imitates a swimming wounded baitfish. I have caught the biggest majority of my winter fish using these types of lures, so when I have examined a fish with an empty stomach but yet it hit the spoon I was trolling it tells me these Blackmouth are opportunists. If it looks good to them they will eat it. During the winter Blackmouth season, you will find the one to two pound juveniles have ferocious appetites - they will strike a spoon almost as big as they are - and you will find areas that are loaded with these little Chinooks. We should all take extra care in releasing these little salmon because they will soon be keeper size fish. How do we catch the winter Blackmouth? The first thing I can tell you is prep for cold weather. The ride out to fish will be cold, along with the ride back to the dock. This is really the biggest difference between summer salmon fishing and winter Black-

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Environmental and Socially Responsible Investing Tuesday, November 14, 11:00am-12:00pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley Free Reservations required. RSVP to Heather: (360) 341-1415 by November 10. Securities offered

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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)


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GIS Day Open House/ Presentation Wednesday, November 15, 11:30am-1:00pm Board of Commissioners Hearing Room, Coupeville

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The theme this year is GIS: Serving Your Needs - How GIS is used at Island County to help serve the needs of our public and staff. A presentation will be given from 11:30-noon on how to use our web maps and an open house will directly follow until 1:00pm showcasing county employee work that has helped make our data more available to the public and/or solved complex problems - all through making data spatially aware.

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Shop, Walk And Dine In Historic Oak Harbor Main Street

Christmas Hostess Gifts, Bakery and Savory items, and much more. Plus treat yourself to a Homemade Lunch!

St. Augustine’s in-the-Woods Episcopal Church

Enjoy: Norsk Kafé, Bakeri, Butikk, Vendors, Lively Music


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Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

that help you explore trails using PDF maps, as well as collect GPS generated data for our non-motorized transportation planning projects.

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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


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NOVEMBER 1 - DECEMBER 23, 2017 Earn a GREEN TICKET for every $20 purchase* at participating merchants between November 1 and December 23, 2017 and be entered to win $1000 CASH! Drawing will be held at 4pm on Saturday, December 23 at Harborside Village Mall. For more information and list of participating merchants visit OakHarborMainStreet.com. Must be 18 years older to participate. Must be present to win.

Wire Wrapped Jewelry ¨• Homemade Baked Goods • Greeting Cards Hand Embroidered Tea Towels • Pampering Products • Vintage Items Holiday Décor • Agnes and Dora Clothing • Ornaments • Scentsy Products Watercolor Prints • Crocheted Kitchen Essentials

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Commissioners, mayors accused of playing politics with the EDC By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Frustration over the politicization of the Island County Economic Development Council and a lack of direction from county commissioners is what led to the resignation of the organization’s two staff members last month. Former ICEDC executive director Ron Nelson and assistant Sami Postma left Oct. 10, following several months of tension with county commissioners over the role the organization is to play in terms of business recruitment. The two spoke exclusively to Whidbey Weekly. “Sami and I don’t leave with anger, we leave with frustration,” Nelson said. “Because the organization was on a good trajectory. The network that we built, the brand that we built, the fact that more and more people knew that 'If I want to do business, I go to the EDC.'” “We were going in a great direction, I thought,” he continued. “And that was an intense focus on supporting and growing local business.” Much of Nelson’s frustration stems from a commissioners’ workshop held in April. Commissioners, who referred to the EDC’s contract with Island County, said they felt the EDC was not living up to the terms of the contract, saying that could prompt them to consider other economic development applications from different jurisdictions in the future. Island County provides the EDC with $75,000 a year, roughly 65-percent of its total operating budget of approximately $120,000 a year. Remaining funding comes from the state and the EDC membership. “'Proactively market Island County to potential business and industry' is listed under Objectives,” said Commissioner Helen Price Johnson of the contract. “The scope of the work the EDC reported to the Board last spring did not reflect this agreement,” she continued. “Commissioners spoke about this and a number of other ideas, yet it is important to note that the current contract is the guiding document for deliverables through December 2018.” But while county commissioners want to hold the EDC to its contract, and focus mainly on recruiting business to Island County, former staff and members of the EDC Board of Directors say commissioners failed to give them any guidance about exactly what they want the EDC to do. “They would not agree on any metrics whatsoever,” said Postma. “Recruitment is a very difficult thing to do,” said EDC board president Marshall Bronson. “I told the commissioners, 'I want you to tell me how you view recruitment.' They couldn’t tell me. Finally, they said, 'We want you to fill our empty storefronts.'” “That’s the chamber’s job and the city’s job,” Bronson continued. “We represent the whole county. We give advice and direction to keep those small businesses going.”

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Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Even Lady Mary, queen of the hobos (Shealyn Christie), is a suspect in the death of Lady Clairmont in the Whidbey Playhouse production of “Kill Me Deadly,” opening Thursday in Oak Harbor.

Latest Playhouse production is comedy with a deadly twist By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Take a step back in time with Whidbey Playhouse Community Theater’s newest production, “Kill Me Deadly,” when men were tough guys, women were dames and private investigators were dicks. The play opens this week and will run Thursdays through Sundays through Nov. 19 in Oak Harbor. Written by Bill Robens, the production is a satire of crime dramas of the 1940s, hence the political un-correctness mentioned above. Christopher Scoggin, a longtime Playhouse volunteer, makes his directorial debut with this comedy noir. “It doesn’t take itself too seriously, yet the people in the various situations are 100-percent serious,” he described. Allow us to set the stage, if you will. It’s 1947 in Los Angeles, Calif. Charlie Nickels, a private detective played by Shawn Cain, works to solve the murder of his very wealthy – and very unlikeable - client, Lady Clairmont (beautifully played by Ingrid Schwalbe). There are plenty of suspects who could have “offed” Lady Clairmont and taken her 300-karat diamond to boot, including her own children, Clive and Veronica, played by Carl Davis and Kaitlin Barrailler, respectively.

Scoggin, who has been involved in many Whidbey Playhouse productions as a stage manager or working on lighting or sound, said he has enjoyed the creative process that goes with directing. “As the director, you take ownership of the totality of the vision,” he said. “I like the creation of a thing – the making of something and the whole process of starting with nothing and building it into something.” Work began on this project a year ago, according to Scoggin. “I was surprised at how early it begins taking over your life,” he laughed. “Literally a year ago we began going over the script. There are a number of pieces you never think about, like the licensing, the makeup, the costuming.

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In order to solve this classic who-dunnit, Nickels must do the unthinkable – trust a broad. But did the sultry, beautiful chanteuse Mona Livingston (Coqui Herken) make off with the missing diamond and Charlie’s heart, too? That is what Charlie – with a fair amount of help from his secretary, Ida (Emily Scheidel), must figure out. Produced in classic black box, with no set and minimal props to compliment the style noir, “Kill Me Deadly” relies heavily on performance to help paint the picture. “Not having a set allows the cast freedom to explore their characters,” said Scoggin. “Noir really works for something like this. “There are two pieces to the noir style,” he continued. “First is the visual, with stark lighting that creates lots of shadow. Then there are the archetypical pieces in the characters – the femme fatale, the gritty detective.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Mona Livingston, played by Coqui Herken, captures of the heart of private investigator Charlie Nickels (Shawn Cain) in “Kill Me Deadly,” but she may not be as innocent as Charlie would like to believe. The production runs through Nov. 19 at the Whidbey Playhouse in Oak Harbor.

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Uncommon Threads unites artisans with a common goal

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

The styles and the finished products vary widely but there is a common thread among members of the Whidbey Weavers Guild – creating uncommon works of art. Their work will be on sale Friday and Saturday during the guild’s 14th annual Uncommon Threads event, held in the barn at Greenbank Farm from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The barn will be filled with wearable items, accessories and home décor, all made by some of the finest fiber artists in the region. The colors and textures are sure to delight the senses. “The sale is the primary fundraiser for the guild,” said Lynn Sheffield, owner of Olympic Mist Alpaca Farm and member of the Whidbey Weavers Guild. “A portion of the sales goes back into the guild, and the guild offers grants and study funds that are available to guild members to go and learn a new technique or enhance whatever they’re doing currently, and then they come back and do a presentation to the guild on what they learned.” The Whidbey Weavers Guild currently boasts 171 members. Not all are from Whidbey Island; in fact members come from all over the region and there are members from as far away as British Columbia and Alaska. The name is a bit of a misnomer, too, because one doesn’t need to be a weaver to be a part of the group – one just has to work with fiber. “It’s called the weaver’s guild, but it is all forms of fiber arts, and all levels,” Sheffield said. Whidbey Weekly had a chance to sit down with four members of the guild recently. All of them do something different, whether it’s raising the animals to produce the fiber to make the yarn used in her creations, like Sheffield does, following patterns to create intricate, loom-woven pieces, or using what Mother Nature provides. “I got into basketry because my husband and I do archaeology as a side hobby and I got really interested in how people utilize the world around them,” said guild member Jan Smith. “I do a lot of traditional, native-type baskets; a lot of Northwest coast cedartype, I’ve done birch bark baskets and spruce wood baskets and the traditional Columbia river woven basket.”

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Whidbey Weavers Guild members (from left) Jan Smith, Dianne Bolton, Lianna Gilman and Lynn Sheffield gather round a table filled with some of the items they’ve created. Many of the pieces will be on sale Friday and Saturday at the Uncommon Threads event at Greenbank Farm.

“The philosophy is there’s no right, there’s no wrong, there’s no mistakes,” Gilman said. “For me, freestyle, Saori, allows me to express my own creativity in a very free form way. There’s no planning ahead, it’s very spontaneous.” “It’s amazing how well the colors can work together when you wouldn’t expect them to,” Smith said of the technique. Gilman said she doesn’t use a particular yarn or material, just what she is drawn to.

You’ll even find an upscale version of Whidbey Island Rocks on display at Uncommon Threads, but these are artfully wrapped in cane. It’s a skill anyone can learn to do.

“I get a lot of my yarn at thrift shops,” she said. “I don’t need big stretches that are all the same so I make use of a lot of things that would be left overs to someone else, and that appeals to me, too.”

“It’s a technique that originated in Japan,” Smith said. “It’s part of a technique used for embellishing baskets and it was then repurposed, as it were, to decorate rocks.”

To the uneducated eye, the free form of Gilman’s pieces looks intentional, the textures and colors working in harmony with one another.

As mentioned, many guild members are new to weaving or fiber arts. Lianna Gilman has been weaving for about two-and-a-half years, using the traditional Japanese technique called Saori, which is basically freestyle weaving that plays with color and texture.

Just as beautiful are the intricate patterns found in the Smith’s woven baskets or Sheffield’s alpaca-yarn shawls. There will be hundreds of pieces of various styles and patterns, sure to pique the interest of all who attend.

“We welcome guests to our monthly meetings and it’s a very good way to get introduced to a group of very friendly and generous people,” said Smith. “People are so willing to talk to you about their various crafts and skills and to give you pointers and direction. They’re very welcoming.” “The main thing is people shouldn’t be intimidated,” said guild member Dianne Bolton, who creates beautiful patterned pieces on her loom. “They think their stuff isn't good enough or they don’t think they can learn to do this.” Sharing ideas, encouraging others, learning new skills and improving existing skills are the main tenets of the guild. “It’s like a celebration of imagination,” said Gilman. “There’s always something new to learn,” Sheffield said. “Uncommon Threads is a good place to start because there you see what the guild is about. It really is open to people of all levels.” “We have break out groups that do individual things, too,” said Bolton. “They are smaller groups that meet within the guild on specific topics and that’s really a good place to learn. “And we usually have about three workshops a year,” Bolton continued. “We bring in people from out of town to share their expertise.” Bolton is heading up this year’s raffle, which features several pieces from guild members. Tickets are just $1 each and will be available for purchase at the Uncommon Threads sale. Whidbey Weavers Guild meets once a month. Sheffield encourages anyone interested in learning more about the guild to check out the website at www.whidbeyweaversguild.org. Better yet, stroll through the barn full of all kinds of handmade, unique items that can only be found at Uncommon Threads. Each of the guild members we talked to said being part of the group fuels the urge to create and adds pleasure to their lives. “For me, it nourishes my heart,” said Gilman. “It’s about joy.”

Photo Courtesy of Lynn Sheffield/Whidbey Weavers Guild Wearables, home décor and accessories, all handmade by members of the Whidbey Weavers Guild will be on display and up for sale Friday and Saturday at Uncommon Threads, held at Greenbank Farm.

“It balances the technology end of our lives,” said Smith. “To have something you’re doing with your own hands, and you’re seeing it come to life in front of your own eyes. And it’s never too late to start.”

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Fancy Footwork! Photos by Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Several dancers from the Oak Harbor Senior Center are teaching some pretty fancy footwork to students of Oak Harbor Elementary School. Members of the center’s clogging class joined instructor Cyndy Jensen at the center last week to give about 30 student ambassadors a lesson in clog dancing. “They come with enthusiasm,” Jensen said of the young dancers. “This really is a center for all ages and we want to show them that clogging is something for everyone. You can have fun with it the rest of your life.” Students paid close attention as Jensen demonstrated from the stage, mimicking her steps en masse, as more experienced cloggers spread out among the students to encourage and assist. The students were adding to steps learned the week before and Jensen promised to work in even more for future visits. Students were given a chance to work some free-style moves of their own into the end of the steps, which seemed to be a hit as well. Senior center members did a demonstration and then led the students in a game before their time was up. Clogging is an American folk dance that originated in the Appalachian Mountains and is now done all over the world. It is slightly similar to tap dance, but the taps on clogging shoes are double, giving them more of a jingling sound.

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8:24 am, Cozy Pl. Reporting party advising a goat is in the yard; believes it belongs to neighbor behind reporting party. States they are not home.

5:10 am, Carol St. Caller advising someone is knocking on her door again; says this is the fourth day in a row *** rang the doorbell.

9:16 am, SW Heller St. Caller reporting female walking on sidewalk yelling someone killed her family, but did not appear to be in distress.

9:18 am, SW Barrington Dr. Caller reporting female sitting in driveway to location impeding traffic.

11:00 am, Se Bayshore Dr. Party reporting male at location throwing a park bench and a trash can.

11:50 am, SR 20 Caller reporting an RV came across the bridge; awning came off RV and hit several subjects. RV is in south parking lot still. States one patient is in south lot, unknown where other patients are.

2:05 pm, SW Dyer St. Caller reporting an on-going problem with school buses blocking their driveway.

1:21 pm, Evergreen St. Party advising she found two capsule pills on the floor by the head of the bed, also a hole in the wall; states she has “had feelings” like she has been poisoned in the past; reporting party feels safe now.

6:35 pm, Gramayre Rd. Reporting party advising his vehicle ran out of gas on 525; he is on side of the road and requesting law enforcement bring him gas. SATURDAY, SEPT. 16 2:51 am, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising a subject passed out in vehicle in the drive-thru lane.

2:56 pm, Bradshaw Rd. Caller advising front door of a residence has been wide open for the last few days. Owner unknown; caller has not seen owner in six months. Deer have been seen walking out of residence.

1:20 pm, Main St. Would not give call-taker any information about what is going on; just wants law enforcement to call him. Got very impatient with call-taker and kept stating “someone is talking bad about me.”

9:33 pm, Hilltop Dr. Reporting party advising son is smoking pot in the house. States need an officer to come and deal with this.

2:16 pm, SE City Beach St. Caller advising subject walking in the area has blood on face and appeared to have been punched in the face.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14 12:48 pm, SE Pioneer Way Reporting party advising transient male has been hanging around location and sleeping in their vehicles.

2:27, SR 20 Caller advising a golf cart ran over male; caller hung up while paging.

1:02 pm, Kowntee St. Caller advising neighbor is setting up a fence on caller's side; this is an ongoing issue with boundary dispute. Caller is not at location. 3:09 pm, Skyline Dr. Caller advising a cow is in caller's yard. It is not contained, wandering loose. States it is “acting dangerous,” and coming at caller, doesn't want caller there. Caller cannot get back to house safely, cannot get away from it. 8:42 pm, Schay Rd. Female subject on the line stating “We have officially hurt a second county with this ongoing case. Thanks, bye.” 8:56 pm, Ault Field Rd. Caller advising at about 7:30 pm today she was at location and an elderly male walked in and came straight to caller's table, pulled out a $100 bill, and asked for a ride. Subject said six bad guys were doing something to his friends and if they gave him a ride he could not guarantee his safety. 9:10 pm, SE 4th Ave. Caller reporting an ongoing issue with upstairs neighbor knocking on their door every night. FRIDAY, SEPT. 15 7:22 am, SW 6th Ave. Reporting a missing iguana.

3:02 pm, Moonlight Dr. Reporting party advising subject keeps placing a plastic chair in roadway, trying to antagonize neighbors. Ongoing issue. 3:47 pm, Utsalady Rd. Caller reporting vehicle stolen last night and returned this morning. Unknown who took vehicle; caller advising left it locked with alarm on, found door open this morning and mileage different. 7:21 pm, Columbia Beach Dr. Reporting party states need help finding the charger station for telephone; states charger has fallen down in the bed somewhere, needs assistance getting it. SUNDAY, SEPT. 17 10:10 am, Stewart Rd. Reporting party advising male is yelling for help from boat anchored about 100 yards out; approximately 25 feet with blue kayak on; subject says he cannot swim to shore, is yelling and cursing. Coast Guard has been advised. 10:24 pm, E Whidbey Ave. Caller advising female is laying in middle of the street. MONDAY, SEPT. 18 8:06 am, NW Cherry Hill Loop Party reporting fish stolen from location. 2:30 pm, NW 7th Ave. Reporting party advising a three-legged cat is at her residence. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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SAVING TIME IN THE KITCHEN Soon, the surest sign of winter’s impending desire to blanket the country with cold and chilly weather will be here. We set our clocks back and enjoy an ‘extra hour of sleep’ Sunday, November 5 at 2 am. I always used to be a little confused as to the purpose of daylight savings, but come to find out amongst all the fluff and stories about what the possible reasons for changing the clock either back or forward an hour actually are, the most logical explanation is the real one – to make the best use of daylight and conserve energy. And like so many things I read or learn, I make connections to other things in life – namely food. What I have noticed in my relentless perusal of food websites, is the number of recipes turned up in search engine results preceded by the words “easy,” “quick,” “simple,” “no-fuss,” “no-bake,” and so on. Nutrition and cook books in the library with similar titles practically fall off the shelves, so numerous are the ways in which we can conserve time spent cooking. While I thoroughly enjoy the entire process of cooking, I often don’t have the time to spend indulging the lengthier recipes so it’s easier to look for those ‘cooking hacks’ not so much to save time, but rather to make the


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best use of the amount any of us may have at any given point, especially when we’re pushed for it. But cooking hacks aren’t all about time-saving techniques; it’s also about more efficient ways to do normal, kitchen-y, cookery things. For example; I recently discovered I had a paper cut on my finger when I was squeezing lemon juice into my water by hand. Cooking hack: use tongs to squeeze the lemon half (which would have been great to know before squeezing by hand – if only I’d known I had a paper cut. It’s a catch 22). In fact, speaking of lemon’s magical abilities, the juice can also be used over avocado and apples to inhibit oxidation (keeps it from turning brown).


always crack your egg into a microwave safe mug, add your little bits of yummy – peppers, green onions and all the like – whisk and microwave on high for 45 seconds, though cooking time may vary depending on the wattage of your appliance. It’s important to ensure your eggs are thoroughly, thoroughly cooked so make this a priority! You can also just do good old-fashioned, weekly meal prep as well. Whisking your eggs together (about 10 of them), and adding all the bits and bobs you might enjoy in an omelet and turning it out into a casserole dish, you could bake the whole thing at one time and then slice into English muffin or toast sized pieces. You assemble your breakfast sandwiches, wrap in freezer paper and store in a large gallon sized Ziploc bag inside the freezer. On a busy morning, simply remove one sandwich from the bag and paper, wrap in a paper towel and pop into the microwave until hot and cooked through! While the work is sort of frontloaded, it does pay off. A week’s worth of delicious vegetable omelet and cheese sandwiches sounds amazing to me!

Another tidbit of fabulous kitchen information is you can use marshmallows to keep your brown sugar from clumping into large mounds. And as far as sugar is concerned, while it’s crystalline form is perfect for certain recipes, for others, not so much. How does one prevent crystallization when making a syrup? By adding a little lemon juice and cream of tartar, that’s how!

Now about those eggs, suppose you want to make a quick fried egg, sans the yolk but don’t want all the song and dance with letting the yolk carefully drop from one half of the shell to the other, then all you need to do is crack the whole egg into a bowl – yolk and all – and enlist the help of a clean soda or water bottle. Squeeze the sides of the bottle a bit and position the mouth of it over the yolk, release your grip on the sides and the ‘negative pressure’ if you will, merely sucks the yolk right into the bottle. Little chance of coming across some missed egg shell with this kitchen hack! Although, if you do happen to get a smidgen of it in the egg, it’s said that wetting your clean fingertips when fishing for it, helps to pull the little shell piece out with much greater efficiency.

How about time saving efforts on the breakfast front? I know a fair few people who are always looking for cooking hacks that can cut the time spent prepping in half. You could

This last week, I have been testing out quick and easy pancakes from scratch recipes. All the measuring and such involved can be a messy endeavor if you aren’t careful of

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course. This got me thinking about how I sometimes DREAD having to measure sticky food stuffs, like honey or syrup because it doesn’t come out of the measuring receptacle without some prodding and pushing with my finger. Apparently, if you spray the measuring cup with some non-stick spray before you add your sticky ingredients, it slides out far quicker and easier than without it. Who knew? Maybe the ‘non-stick’ moniker is a giveaway and I just missed the memo. Dear readers, there are so many more ways in which we can take the process of cooking and make it faster, if it's what you’re looking for, or just easier. With that being said, I hope you enjoy ‘Fall-ing back’ an hour and snuggling under the covers for just a little longer November 5. I will include the recipe for the pancakes I just tried out this last week for a couple of reasons. 1) It’s a simple recipe, and 2) because you can freeze the pancakes to be reheated later and they still taste wonderful! Please send all comments, questions, information, recipes and certainly cooking hacks to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@gmail.com, I’d love to hear from you – Lets Dish! Simple Pancakes (large batch of dry mix) 6 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup sugar 2-1/4 tablespoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon (because it’s the season but it’s optional) Sift all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well combined. Store in an airtight container in a cool dry place. When making pancakes, use 1 cup of dry mix + 1 egg + 1 cup of milk and whisk. Drop onto greased pan or griddle by ¼ to one third cup measurements and cook each side until golden. Plate, serve with whatever topping you like – fruit, cream, syrup, anything – and enjoy! To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at www.whidbeyweekly.com.

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you'll achieve your ends. Sheer momentum is the means for overcoming your obstacles, so once you get going, don’t stop. The tactic you’ll most likely regret is the one you didn’t try.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) No grass will be growing beneath your feet this week. The opportunities spread on the buffet table of life are too numerous, too enticing for you to waste time in leisurely deliberations. You must keep on moving, keep on sampling and tasting, if you are to know which are right for you and which you should pass by. Many of your decisions will be made easy based on prior experience, but the 2nd should deliver something totally new. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) Whatever the stream you’ve chosen to float your boat, the currents are moving a little too fast this week for you to fully relax. Add to this your thirst for something new, something daring, and you have conditions that demand you keep both oars in the water. Multi-tasking is your only hope of keeping abreast of all that you have to do. The 2nd sees you busily juggling past and future as you chart your forward course. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) Optimism runs high this week in the social circles of which you are part. Confidence in the future is one natural outcome, perhaps the main one, leading to the possibility of over-taxing yourself in the frenzy of activity that may follow. Too much fun, too little time could become your rally cry. Take care not to completely outdistance that less enthused partner of yours. The 2nd in that regard begins a delicate balancing act. CANCER (June 22-July 22) Interests and intrigues spring from who knows where this week, some of which you will be quite helpless to resist pursuing. Whatever the form these take on the outside, it’s all about exploring the inner you. The more wacky the attraction, the more you stand to learn about yourself. So long as no one is harmed in the process, you should by all means feel free to indulge. With the 2nd comes a happy surprise.  LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) You have a slight competitive edge over would-be challengers this week. Mind being 90% of the game, it’s unwise to doubt yourself. Going with your first instinct will carry you far and keep you from harm. Unorthodox tactics are your strength in many arenas, both at work and at play. Salesmanship benefits, as does negotiation and the art of gentle persuasion. The 2nd begins a window for using it all.  VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Strong impulses that you must have it/do it/fix it are likely to arise at times this week. Whatever “it” is, the pursuit of your goal is apt to be all-consuming. Many resources and avenues are presently available by which

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Your stage is all set for a much-needed and highly enjoyable self-renewal this week. Seize the opportunity to expand your sense of who you are and where you are going when it comes. Being with friends and those with whom you share a common goal are important to your health and well-being at all times, but especially so now. Important changes of mind and direction may occur on the 2nd. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) No dull moments for you this week in your drive to get ahead. Your competitive side is on full display, especially in situations that call on you to be a team player. If there’s a charge to be led, you’ll probably be the vigorous one leading it. A lot is happening beyond what meets the eye, so do pay attention to less obvious or hidden factors and secret players. The elusive obvious is not where it seems to be on the 2nd. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) It’s you who must stand and defend your principles against those who would trample them this week. You won’t get your due without speaking out. Right is on your side, but that does not mean it’s necessarily given without a fight. The squeaky wheel does indeed get the grease. Many are the ways by which you may defend your cause. The right one on the 2nd will appear at the proper time.    CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You are more susceptible than usual to changing your direction based on whims and flights of fancy. Balancing this slight instability is the fact that the principles of your major pursuits in relationships and business this week are all  clearly defined and your course laid out. Your dilemma is to what degree you can deviate from your course to follow a whim without violating a principle. Watch the 2nd for clues.    AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) Your call this week is to restore balance in personal situations that threaten to teeter out of control. You may choose to do this by ejecting unnecessary elements or by adding something to fill in a gap. Outside help from those concerned or from authority figures you elect to involve are a big help here. Freedom from troublesome scenarios awaits you. If you haven’t started already, the 2nd presents ways to begin. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) The winds of life are no doubt blowing you this way and that, leaving you wondering which way to turn next. Where the sky has fallen down around your ears, it may seem there is nowhere to turn, but that is only illusion. You have a bright future and the right people will appear to help you toward it. It’s enough on the 2nd to proceed one small step at time using resources already in hand. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved


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50. Airline once owned by Howard Hughes

25. Jedi Master Kenobi

10. Sacs where fungi develop

53. Big 10 athlete

14. First letter of the Hebrew alphabet

57. Inflammation of the intestine

15. Unexplored waters

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44. Anno Domini 46. One-time Yankees sensation Kevin 47. Fermented grape juice

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35. Placed over a vowel to indicate sound 37. Low paid educator (abbr.)

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30. S-shaped lining

36. Steve Martin was one

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50. Entertainment award

40. A person from a Balkan republic

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51. Feeling good

41. More simple

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18. Lyric poems

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KILL ME continued from page 9 “I liken it to being a parent as opposed to a grandparent,” he said. “When you’re a grandparent, you can hand it back. You can’t do that when you’re the parent.” The favorite part for Scoggin has been watching the cast bring the show to life. “I’ve loved watching the cast take it from that first reading around the table to what it is now,” he said. “I enjoy seeing it transform into what I believe is a quality production.” Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The production will run through Nov. 19. Tickets are available at the box office and also online at www.whidbeyplayhouse.com. Whidbey Playhouse is located at 730 SE Midway Blvd. in Oak Harbor. “As a comedy, “Kill Me Deadly” is fun without being silly,” said Scoggin. “There’s enough story and drama to make it really appealing.”

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EDC continued from page 9 “I asked them in April 'What’s the metric you want to measure with, because we as an EDC cannot control the decision of a businessman who’s going to relocate,'” said Nelson. “'You can’t hold me accountable for that because I don’t make that decision. We may influence it, but we can’t make it. So what’s the metric? What are you going to hold the EDC accountable to?' [Commissioners] couldn’t agree on that.” Marketing Island County to potential business and industry is the first of seven objectives outlined in the contract. “From that regard, we are not meeting that requirement, but we are fulfilling all the other articles,” said Bronson. For his part, Nelson said he did recruit businesses, but couldn’t discuss it because of confidentiality agreements with EDC clients. He stands by the direction in which the board and he were leading the EDC, stating all data he reviewed pointed to the fact that a local focus would provide the best return on investment. “Philosophically, I’m on a different page than the commissioners,” he said. “You look at local businesses, what’s their focus? The community. Focusing on local was the direction we decided to go - by creating an organization that supported local businesses in such a way they felt empowered to expand or start up. In the last year, Sami and I sat down one-on-one, face-to-face with entrepreneurs and got 11 business licenses issued, which resulted in 22 jobs.

Harbor] wanting the EDC to do everything up here, and Tim Callison [mayor of Langley], wanting everything to happen down there.” Like the commissioners, Severns and Callison think it makes sense to have the EDC handle business recruitment. “It is part of their state charter,” Callison said. “It makes more sense to do it from a central agency rather than the ports, the municipalities and the county having separate activities.” The City of Oak Harbor did not fill a vacancy for an economic development director last year and Mayor Severns took on the task. “I decided to remain on the ICEDC board as I developed my plan for the City,” he said. “There is a need for all parties, i.e. the cities, the chambers and the EDC to work collaboratively to tell our story.” “The mayors would like us to do their job,” said Bronson. “If the money goes to recruiting businesses to Oak Harbor and Langley, it won’t do a bit of good for Camano Island or Central Whidbey. That’s not right. We represent all of the county.” “The county funds that are used are a rebate of taxes from the state,” Callison said, referring to “.09” funds. “Those taxes are generated by all of the economic entities in Island County. They are sent to the county

for distribution for the purpose of economic development.” “The reason the EDC is a nonprofit and not a department of the county is because we are supposed to be free from political whim, because the EDC works on a long-term strategy and politicians do not,” Postma said, adding that commissioners should have had more trust in the EDC staff. “They need to trust the experts they hired,” she said. “You’ve hired the EDC, you’ve filled out a contract with the state saying 'We trust Island County EDC to be the subject matter experts' and then you’re questioning us at every turn.” “I have always worked off probabilities,” said Nelson. “I always look for those things which have the highest probability of success. And when I compare everything across the board - working with the youth, working with entrepreneurs, working with local business, working with the military base - that has a higher probability of creating the economic development that fits within the constraints of our resources than business recruitment. With business recruitment, the probability is very low. So where do you put your energies?” There are infrastructure shortfalls on Whidbey Island that can work against recruiting businesses to relocate. There is no immediate

“The organization has become a pawn to the political wills of the elected,” he said. “So what you have is Bob Severns [mayor of Oak

“What you want is to bring in small businesses who don’t have a large amount of transportation needs,” Bronson said, meaning the focus would then shift to more technology-based business. “The problem with that is that, except on the south end, our internet service is not reliable.” Despite the conflict, Price Johnson said she believes the county and the EDC can find common ground. “I was [recently] able to bring representatives from all the municipalities together with EDC executive board leadership,” said Price Johnson. “We reviewed the foundational documents which provide guidance for the work, and discussed our shared goals for the organization. It was a very encouraging meeting and I believe this coming year will be one of positive revitalization for the EDC.” Just what a new direction might look like has yet to be determined. Callison called it a “time to rebuild.” The EDC board is not currently seeking to fill the positions vacated by Nelson and Postma while it conducts a comparison study of similar-sized counties around the state. The EDC was paying Nelson $53,000 a year and Postma, who has a Master’s Degree in marketing, was earning $36,000. A contract employee on Camano Island works 16 hours a month. “In comparison, the Port of South Whidbey executive director gets $75,000 annually, the Port of Coupeville, $60,000 plus benefits. We didn’t get benefits,” Nelson said. “I wasn’t in it for the money. This is my home. I grew up here. We love the people. We love ‘em and we wanted to take care of them.”

“So looking at that, why do I need to recruit?” Nelson continued. “We already have the people here, they are in housing, they’re not looking for housing, they’re already in it. I don’t have to offer them a tax incentive or incentive of any type because they freely chose this place and they, in turn, will give back to the community in spades.” The EDC board is made up of 23 members. Commissioner Price Johnson is a member, as are the mayors of Coupeville, Langley and Oak Harbor and the directors of the Port of Coupeville and the Port of South Whidbey, along with local Chambers of Commerce. Nelson said the board has caved to political pressure, even though the EDC is supposed to be above politics.

access to rail, an airport or even the Interstate, although the latter is not the case with Camano Island.

“To have a director of the quality and the style indicated by the commissioners, we may have to direct the budget to have one employee,” Bronson said. “They’re looking for some rather remarkable qualifications.” Still, Bronson said the EDC board will work on smoothing things out with county commissioners.

Kathy Reed/Whidbey Weekly Former Island County Economic Development Council executive director Ron Nelson, right, and assistant Sammi Postma say county commissioners and two Whidbey Island mayors are playing politics with the nonprofit organization and its role in recruiting new business to the county. The two resigned in October.

“We have a contract with the county,” he said. “We’ll look at it over the next month or two; how can we redirect our efforts to maintain the services necessary and more equitably meet business recruitment goals from outside? So, we’ll do that.”

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

nelly, and Jeff Bridges–and some sweatinducing special effects.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 14 min.)

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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.)

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 acclimate to civilian life.  (R • 1 hr. 48 min.) Thor: Ragnarok: So much of the enormous success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be tied to savvy hiring practices. From taking a huge risk in choosing Robert Downey Jr. to anchor the franchise as "Iron Man" to tapping Joss Whedon to helm its first two "Avengers" movies, Marvel knows how to find and foster superheroes. They’re back at it again, picking "What We Do in the Shadows’" Taika Waititi to take some of the Shakespearean starch out of Thor and give him the sense of humor he’s been sorely lacking.  (PG-13 • 2 hrs. 10 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.)


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Suburbicon: Director George Clooney takes a stab at mixing social satire with a noir-ish murder mystery–and is not at all successful despite a script penned by the Coen brothers and a cast which includes Matt Damon, Julianne Moore (playing identical twins), and Oscar Isaac.  (R • 1 hr. 45 min.)


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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.)

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Acupuncture clinic in Coupeville brings new options for pain relief Whidbey Acupuncture + Herbs is opening in Coupeville this November, with the intention of providing safe and natural treatments for pain relief, allergies, and other health conditions. Due to its safety, acupuncture is increasingly becoming the pain relief method of choice in America, especially when the pain has become chronic. America is currently in the midst of an “opioid crisis,” where we are experiencing the drawbacks of relying on pharmaceutical pain relief. These drawbacks include addiction, depression, and social withdrawal. Natural solutions like acupuncture and herbal medicine provide a safe, effective means of pain relief. “Every time we give up an activity because of pain, our world shrinks a little,” says founder and licensed acupuncturist Jeremy Cornish. “The goal of this medicine is to make sure people can live a full and happy life in this beautiful place.” The central location of the acupuncture office makes these treatments accessible to Whidbey residents from Oak Harbor all the way to Clinton. Cornish has been practicing Chinese Medicine since 2009, and recently relocated from his lively practice in Chicago so that his children could have a slower pace of life and ready access to nature as they grow up on Whidbey. Whidbey Acupuncture + Herbs is located in Coupe's Village at 107 S. Main St. Suite A-102. Coupeville, WA 98239. More information can be found by visiting http://www.whidbeyacupuncture.com or calling (360) 499-9201.

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

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

DRIVERS: Drivers wanted for Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle. CDL/ P2 Preferred, Training available for those without. Full Time, Part Time and weekend openings available. Details at www. seatacshuttle.com or call (360) 679-4003

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This busy office leaves no stone unturned and their long established history of excellence in care, as well as their great reputation speaks volumes. Harada Physical Therapy is an active part of the community and gives back wherever it can. From fall prevention training at assisted living residences and giving their all to the senior hubs, to 5K, 10K and half marathon sponsorship, Harada Physical Therapy makes sure it’s right there with the community, building and strengthening bonds. Harada Physical Therapy is also a strong and reassuring presence alongside our kids; supporting school athletes. Educating people using ImPACT training as a concussion screening tool, Erick and his team members never compromise on safety. The football fields have never been more equipped, as Erick is there Friday nights at the Coupeville High School offering sideline help and providing peace of mind – which as everyone knows, is priceless! While the offices may be busy, the Harada Physical Therapy team accommodate all who venture in. In fact, 3 new physical therapists have recently joined this band of second-to-none providers. Their expertise encompass but aren’t limited to neurological and vestibular training which covers balance, Parkinson’s disease and stroke rehabilitation – aimed at working towards patient goals with care, compassion, and incomparable quality. For the patients who have been successfully rehabilitated and want to maintain the success they have achieved at the same location, they are welcomed to do so by joining Harada’s independent exercise program. Once you’re part of the Harada Physical Therapy family, they do all they can to continue to support you on your journey!

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