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After thirty-five years on Whidbey, I am finally moved in. It took awhile. Too much stuff. Not only do I hoard my stuff, I hoard the stuff of others.

Having been executor or personal representative for a dozen or more estates, I have lots of stuff. My probate experiences have allowed me the opportunity to be compensated for my time and effort with the abandoned personal effects of the deceased. As a result, I get new old stuff to hoard, or in my case, to be hoarded by. I may not be alone. Why do you think we have all these storage lockers on Whidbey? What do we do with all of our stuff? Not all of us know about the concept of Swedish Death Cleaning. The premise of this philosophy is if your kids don't want it now, they won't want it later. Watch the 4-minute clip on the web at swedish-death-cleaning/vi-AAuhxkt.. for more. The lady interviewed is remarkable. Purge on So, in light of the darkness, as the darkness of fall meets the light of the day, I have assumed the role of Mr. Boss Toss. While my sentimental button has been going off with every tactile or olfactory stimulation, ridding myself of the stuff on the shelf is somewhere between cathartic and recycling. What a Christmas it will be for my siblings. Wait until my sister opens up her holiday gift with my 3rd grade Kingswood Elementary report card, a Jimmy Olsen comic book, and a 33 and 1/3rd vinyl of Pat Boone's heavy metal album. One of the main ways I have been able to remember detailed aspects of my childhood is because I have gathered so much evidence. Who else do I know that still has their Basketball Third Team jersey? Was there a fourth team in 4th grade? We must have played against somebody. When I got out of the Marine Corps, Dad gave me a file folder. “You may want this.” “What is it?” “Every letter you ever wrote me, from boot camp on, from every duty station.” I saw that file the other day. I read the first paragraph of the first letter. My handwriting was reminiscent of a third grader with a runaway inkwell. The words used in my first three sentences to Dad showcased a vocabulary that was somewhere between Spot's and Dick and Jane's. “See Private Freeman bitch. See Private Freeman whine. See Private Freeman threaten his midnight departure from Parris Island.” Thank God for the alligators. Those letters home must have caused Dad to do his occasional about face to the liquor cabinet. “See Dad pour. Watch Dad sip. Smile at Dad while he makes that face. Hear Dad make that ehhhh sound.” One of the reasons it has taken me so many years to move in is because I had to go through so many filled boxes. Not only were they filled with stuff, they were also filled with stories. Like the file Dad saved for me. I may never get past that first paragraph. Do I want to remember what I have already forgotten? Sometimes through the process of purging I get so sentimental I begin humming Dean Martin's 1955 classic, Memories are Made of This, written by Terry Gilkyson, Richard Dehr, and Frank Miller. Sometimes I need faster tunes. For me, the top three songs for a fun, fast, and furious tossing frenzy include Count Basie's Jumping at the Woodside, The Beach Boys' Dance, Dance, Dance, and The Eagles' Already Gone. Play those three over and over for an

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afternoon. You'll be assured of swift sorting. In addition, your family will most likely go shopping. O sorto mio During the Seahawks less than thrilling 7-2 first half of last Sunday's loss, I decided to go through an expando file labeled Mail Out ASAP. The file was filled with more treasures and surprises than a boy's or girl's Halloween grab bag from the W.A.I.F. store in Freeland. Given my memory is measured in dog years, where one year of living equals seven years of forgetting, the ASAP file from 2011, only six years old, seemed ions ago. Nonetheless, it was really fun to re-discover the yet-to-be-mailed mail. My ASAP apparently means As Soon As Procrastinated. Hi-lights for the curious include: * The brochure from the Zippo/Case Museum in Bradford, Pa. Admission is free. Take the kids to the museum to learn about George G. Blaisdell. Mr. Blaisdell was inspired to design the world's best windproof lighter while watching some guy struggling to light his Austrian-made lighter in the wind. “See the need and fill it,” our Grandpa used to say. Take the kids to the museum to learn about J. Russell Case. Over a hundred years ago, young Russ rode his dad's horse and buggy around town selling knives made by his father and three uncles, the legendary Case Brothers. At the young age of 24, honoring his dad's name, W.R.Case, Russ started his own knife company. The signature XX trademark has made Case knives the most collected in the world. For more, check out, and From 1943 to the end of the war, “Zippo Manufacturing Company's entire production was sent to our troops.” You read that right. Entire production. Happy Veteran's Day from Zippo. “Case's V-42 Stiletto used by the First Special Service Force, also known as The Devil's Brigade, remains one of the most sought after collectibles of WWII.” For the trivia driven film buff, there is a special showcase at the museum of the multitudinous Zippos used in the movies. Imagine Bogey using a Bic. On second thought, no secondary smoke, please. * ESPN The Magazine, August, 2011, Volume 14, No.13 The four page article that caught my eye, which I had saved to share with somebody I have forgotten, is entitled The History (and mystery) of the HIGH FIVE. Do you high five? I am sure my first high five was after a home run at Dodger Stadium. We never high five'd at San Diego Padres games, but the Padres did have fish tacos before Chavez Ravine. Credit for the first high five, like the first wave, is mixed with urban lore. Like the good-luck expression in theatre, break a leg, pick your fave. Was it Lamont Sheets, Jr. who was mimicking the greeting of his Vietnam vet dad's 1st battalion, 5th Infantry unit nicknamed, The Five? Those five Army men got together at Lamont's home, and would “blow through the front door doing their signature greeting, arm straight up, five fingers spread, grunting Five.” Lamont introduced the gesture to his Murray State basketball teammates in 1979.

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Bits & Pieces Letters to the Editor Editor, Once again, Island Thrift has fulfilled the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County (IDIPIC) grant request for $5,000 (matching grant). When you donate and shop at Island Thrift, you are helping support programs and services that make our community better. Island Thrift generously helps organizations that we are all familiar with: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Oak Harbor and Coupeville; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Oak Harbor Pigfest; Oak Harbor Music Festival; Oak Harbor Senior Activity Center; Saratoga Orchestra; PBY Naval Air Museum; and more. We salute Island Thrift, a community agency that consistently gives back to the people on Whidbey Island. As we begin the holiday period, after Halloween through the New Year, IDIPIC wants to remind everyone to drive sober on our roads. A month ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released fatal traffic crash data for 2016. 37,461 lives were lost on U.S. roads in 2016, an increase of 5.6 percent from 2015. According to NHTSA, distracted driving, with 3,450 deaths, showed a decrease of 2.2 percent. Drowsy driving had 803 deaths, a decrease of 3.5 percent. However, speeding fatalities increased 4 percent with 10,111 deaths. Drunk driving fatalities increased 1.7 percent with 10,497 deaths. Those not wearing seat belts also went up 4.6 percent, with 10,428 fatalities. Here’s the NHTSA link: We can and must do better. How can you help prevent impaired driving? Plan ahead, have a conversation with your family and friends about the consequences of driving impaired. This will remind you to be responsible for yourself and others. For additional information about IDIPIC, please visit our website ( and the link to our Facebook site).

Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway returns to direct preparation of a menu that includes all of the traditional Thanksgiving trimmings …hors d'oeuvres, turkey and ham, hot vegetables, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, salads, desserts and drinks. We have more than 400 volunteer positions to help with set up, serving, carving turkeys, greeting guests, setting tables and many other duties. The Oak Harbor Elks share their facility, the Oak Harbor Fire Department helps with the clean up and we have wonderful support from the community volunteering to perform the many tasks involved with putting on an event like this.

The Thanksgiving meal is served from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Thanksgiving Day November 23, 2017. If you are not able join us because you, a family member or friend is elderly, ill, working or just cannot get out, we will deliver a meal or meals to you. Call our dinner request and volunteer line at (360) 240-1887. Leave your name, telephone number and a brief message and someone will return your call. This line is also for those interested in volunteering to help with the many duties throughout the day. Please do not call the Elks Lodge to request a meal or to volunteer. Since its inception in 2001, this wonderful celebration has grown in both participation and support. As we make preparations for this year’s event, we anticipate our cost to continue to increase, and so does our need to meet the event’s projected budget of $22,000.00. If you would like to make a donation there will be a donation jar inside the Elks dining room that day, you may drop a donation off with Scott Fraser at Fraser’s Gourmet Hideaway, or you may send a donation to the address listed below. Make checks payable to NWCH. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation so donations are tax deductible. Contributions may be sent to or dropped off at: North Whidbey Community Harvest c/o Skip Pohtilla 1090 SE Hathaway Street Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (Home) 360-675-0880 This year our greatest needs are: donations; volunteers especially for all shifts, delivery drivers, and break down/clean up; and information regarding anyone who desires or needs to have a meal or meals delivered. Sincerely, William A. “Skip” Pohtilla President, North Whidbey Community Harvest

First Ever Partnership to Make a Hairy Ferry this Movember

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Editor, It is hard to believe that almost a year has passed and it’s once again time to prepare for this year’s North Whidbey Community Harvest Celebration! This year marks our 17th year since Keith Bartlett and Jack Stiltz started this tradition of providing a free hot Thanksgiving dinner to the community at the Elks Lodge. All are welcome and our primary goal is to ensure that all who join us have a wonderful experience and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal. This day is truly a community event, intended to bring our citizens together for a day of sharing and caring. These meals are always provided to all at no charge through the hard work and dedication of an all-volunteer staff and the generosity of local individuals, businesses and organizations. Donations are accepted but are not required in order to join us for our celebration. As Keith put it, “We don’t care if you drive up in a Rolls Royce or walk in, all are welcome to join us.” Once again, Executive Chef Scott Fraser of

There will be an addition to the iconic exterior of a couple Washington state ferries for the month of November. It’s not a late Halloween costume, but a symbol of support for men’s health. Washington State Ferries has teamed up with the Movember Foundation to bring awareness to men’s health issues by sporting giant black mustaches on the Puyallup and Tacoma. The pilot program is the first time the ferry system will have such a display on the exterior of a ferry. The Movember Foundation encourages men to sign up on and grow mustaches to raise funds and awareness for men’s health. It is the only global charity dedicated to helping men live happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, the foundation has inspired support from more than 5 million men and women globally, and funded more than

1,200 research and support programs focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health and suicide prevention. Movember is committed to spreading awareness through partnerships that have a strong local presence within the community. “We’ve had mustaches on planes, trains and automobiles, but never anything as large as a Washington state ferry,” said Adam Garone, co-founder and U.S. country director at the Movember Foundation. “We’re super excited to be part of this first ever pilot program to help raise awareness for the health of our husbands, fathers, friends, brothers and sons.” Washington State Ferries, a division of the Washington State Department of Transportation, is the largest ferry system in the U.S. and safely and efficiently carries 24 million people a year through some of the most majestic scenery in the world. For breaking news and the latest information, follow WSF on Twitter ( [Submitted by Justin Fujioka, WSDOT]

Veteran Themed Whidbey Island Produced Series Debuts on Amazon Prime and at the NYC Web Fest Just in Time for Veterans Day Sounds of Freedom is a series about Julia, a service woman who returns from the Iraq war, and Vietnam Veteran Charlie. Both suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. From their jobs at the local newspaper, and through a series of flashbacks and sessions with a common therapist, these two Veterans are challenged to the max when a serial killer strikes at home. Audiences are calling Sounds of Freedom “riveting.” Based on the tragic story of the director’s Vietnam Veteran father, this series elevates the issues of PTSD beyond the controversial noise. Filmed on Whidbey Island, award winning actors Katherine Celio and Bruce Weech star in this psychological tale of small town intrigue. Sounds of Freedom episode 1, “Eerie Recall” and episode 5, “Like a Phoenix” are premiering in New York at the New York City Web Fest Saturday, November 11, 2017 at the PIT: People’s Improv Theatre. With this release, just in time for Veterans Day, audiences can also watch all six episodes anytime for free on Amazon with Prime membership: dp/B0762BTTPH/ref=sr_1_1?s=moviestv&ie=UTF8&qid=1509476098&sr=11&keywords=sounds+of+freedom Sounds of Freedom has been nominated for several awards including a nomination from the prestigious International Academy of Web Television for Production Design and nominated for four awards at the NYC Web Fest. These include nominations for Best Drama, Holly Chadwick for Best Director, Katherine Celio for Best Actress, and Patrick Shaffer for Best Accomplishment in Sound Design. Actor Bruce Weech, who plays Charlie, won an award for best actor at the Philadelphia Web Fest in October. Sounds of Freedom also went international and premiered at the London Web Fest. More web fest premieres are planned. As an emerging filmmaker, Holly is honored that her series is capturing attention and is most interested in raising awareness about Veteran’s issues and PTSD. About Holly Chadwick Holly was raised by her grandparents on Whidbey Island. They believed in rigorous music studies. Though she didn’t become a concert pianist, she has directed short movies, documentaries and now the series, the Sounds of Freedom. She earned a B.A. in Film and Digital Media from the University of California, Santa Cruz and has studied fine art and digital media as far away as Italy and The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Holly has worked in a darkroom developing crime scene photos, had a father with PTSD, the inspiration for Sounds of Freedom. She is also working on a documentary featuring her mother, mental illness, and herself called Music in My Head. LOCALLY OPERATED. About Eidetic Film Films made at this Whidbey Island production company strive to be “so visually stimulating as to be unforgettable.” Check out more about Eidetic Film at and the website for this series, Official Sounds of Freedom trailer: [Submitted by Holly Chadwick]

Oak Harbor Ceremony Honors Whidbey Veterans A Veterans Day ceremony to honor those who have served and those who are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States will be held on Saturday, November 11, at 11:00am in the Oak Harbor High School Performing Arts Center. This ceremony precedes the Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade, which will take place on Saturday, at 2:00pm. Veterans Day is traditionally celebrated on the same date as the former Armistice Day, inaugurated to commemorate the end of World War I, November 11, 1918 – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of the year. This marks the thirteenth year of this islandwide event, which is sponsored by the Oak Harbor Area Council, Navy League of the United States. Each year, communities across the United States honor those who have served our country, under the broad theme of “Honoring our Nation’s Heroes”. The local theme this year is ”Honoring All Who Are Serving or Have Served”. The ceremony will feature musical performances by the Oak Harbor High School Harbor Singers and Jazz Band with the colors being presented by the Oak Harbor High School NJROTC Color Guard. The guest speaker will be Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas, USAF, Retired, from the Langley area. LGEN Jouas retired in 2015 and has taken Whidbey Island as his new home. Additionally, the local military recruiters will be introduced as part of the program. The community is invited and encouraged to attend this ceremony, to honor all the veterans among us, who have throughout our nation’s history fought to preserve our democracy, maintain the peace and preserve our legacy. [Submitted by Dave Johnson, Oak Harbor Navy League]

Students Get Real-World Business Experience in the Student Entrepreneur Challenge The third annual Student Entrepreneur Challenge is off to a running start amongst Whidbey high school students! The Student Entrepreneur Challenge is a competition designed to give students realworld business experience by writing a business plan, recruiting investors, and actively selling a product or service for one week. The team will the highest profit at the end of the competition will receive an in-school scholarship of $250 that can be applied to competition fees, school equipment, or other academic pursuits. Additional prizes include $100 per student for the most likely to continue business, and $100 per student for the most creative business. Last year’s Challenge included businesses such as Simply Soaps, who rented out the Elk’s Lodge to make their own line of soaps, Peppermint Baddies, who made their own peppermint bark and sold them to customers and other stores, and the Grand Prize winners Joy to the Jars, who sold jars of chocolate Chex Mix. The four teams made over $4,500 in profit in one week! “The driving idea behind the Challenge is that you don’t have to sit around waiting for your life to begin,” said Program Director Sami Postma. “You can succeed, here in your home, right now while the barriers and bills are low.” There are 13 participants this year from Oak Harbor. Keep an eye out through November for information on where to support these young businesses. The week of sales is Monday, November 13 through Sunday, November 19.

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Oak Harbor Garden Club Seeking Douglas Firs The Oak Harbor Garden Club is seeking help in locating Douglas Firs for its annual wreath fund raising. If you have or are aware of accessible firs please contact Carolyn Bischoff at (360) 675-7063 or [Submitted by Carolyn Bischoff]

Adopt a Tree to Decorate Langley Chamber of Commerce invites local non-profits to adopt one of 12 holiday trees to be placed in the town center for the admiration of the local community and visitors. The winning tree will receive a monetary prize for your organization. Trees will be available on November 22 and must be completed by November 27. Decorations should be handmade or use repurposed materials and follow the theme “Christmas by the Sea.” Email your organization’s details: name of organization, point person, phone and email address. For more information, contact the Langley Chamber of Commerce at (360) 221-6765 or email [Submitted by Betty Freeman, Langley Chamber of Commerce]

Classic Holiday Production Celebrates 25th Year Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s Silver Anniversary of The Nutcracker When the curtain rose for the very first performance of The Nutcracker on South Whidbey, it was in December of 1991 at the old Langley Middle School auditorium. What had started as a casual conversation in the parking lot one evening months prior by dance

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studio owner Charlene Brown and faculty member Jan Burrow, took shape and had made it to the stage for one weekend of performances. It was just the second act, one backdrop, a handful of props, and approximately 55 cast members. Fast-forward to the 25th year of Whidbey Island Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker, and you’ll find three different backdrops (that have been redesigned numerous times), a transforming set piece, scores of props & costumes, and nearly one hundred cast members who participate in the annual production at South Whidbey High School’s Performing Arts Center. (Note: The Nutcracker has been performed every winter since ‘91, with the exception of two years when the company performed The Snow Queen.) So what brings founder & Artistic Director Charlene Brown back year after year? “I love putting on shows,” says Brown. “Giving dancers onstage dance experience and sharing this wonderful art form with our island community is priceless.” And what helps keep the magic alive for Brown, who has been at the helm for all 25 productions? “I try to approach each show as a new canvas, with a carryover of my favorite moments of past shows,” she says. “That makes it always exciting to see what happens next.” WIDT’s version of The Nutcracker loosely follows the traditional storyline set to Tchaikovsky’s famous score: Clara receives a wooden nutcracker from her Godfather Drosselmeyer as a Christmas present, which comes to life and defends her from the evil rat queen and her army. They travel through the land of snow, and then Whidbey’s version takes on its own twist -- they move on to the enchanted forest (instead of the more traditional ‘land of sweets’) where they meet all sorts of entertaining characters: mermaids in their underwater world, a majestic Faerie Queen & Forest King who rule over all sorts of creatures including feisty firebirds, tumbling elves, graceful flowers, and goofy Madam Bumble (performed for the last 15 years by local construction worker J.T. Madsen, who will be retiring after this season). Clara soon falls in love with her new


friends and doesn’t want to return home. “It’s hard to pick my favorite part,” says Assistant Artistic Director Brittany Falso. “It’s all made from a true place of passion and love for this art form.”

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A deep sense of community is what has supported this production for 25 years. “It’s why we do this show, and why we bring it back year after year,” explains Falso. “Tradition is a way to bring people together to create connections and community. We want to celebrate the joy of this season and the way it brings people together, and seeing our Nutcracker is one of the ways to do exactly that.” WIDT’s production strives to raise the bar each year with phenomenal dancing, choreography and production quality, so audiences can watch a high quality show without having to leave the island. “We do this production for you,” says Falso. “It’s a gift to the audience - we want to tell you a magical story and make your holiday season special.”

Calling on artists to decorate downtown Langley shops and possibly win big cash prizes. The Langley Main Street Association invites artists to go wild with imagination and holiday cheer and help Deck the Doors to create a beautiful holiday outdoor gallery. Five winners will be chosen by an impartial panel of judges, each will receive a $500 prize.

Whidbey Island Dance Theatre is a 501(c) (3) non-profit corporation that seeks to be a significant cultural resource for the Whidbey Island community and its visitors, while providing dancers the opportunity for artistic growth and achievement by adhering to the highest standards of technique, choreography and production. Performances are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays Dec. 8-17 at South Whidbey High School. Show times are slightly different this year: Friday and Saturday evening shows are at 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00pm, and there is no evening show on 12/9. Ticket prices have been reduced this year and are $15 for Adults, $12 for Seniors (65+), Youth (17 & under), & Military. All seats if purchased at the door are $20. Opening night has a special discounted rate of $10 all seats, or $15 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at, emailing info@, or by calling the WIDT Box Office at (360) 341-2221. The non-profit is also inviting patrons to “send a child” to The Nutcracker by donating money for families in

Deck the Doors, a Langley tradition, helps brighten the town for the holidays and rewards artists for their talents. Last year decorations were found on over 40 shops throughout downtown, some featured all hand-crafted decorations, many used imaginative materials to reflect the theme of the shop, others brought humor and smiles. The biggest winners were the visitors to town who enjoyed the displays. Doors must be ready for judging by end of day, Wednesday, November 22. Winners will be announced on December 16 at 1:00pm at Boy and Dog Park. The only guideline is that the display is interesting both day and night. If interested, email for more details. Merchants can contact their favorite artists or receive a list of interested artists from Langley Main Street, or be their own artists. [Submitted by Lorinda Kay, Langley Main Street Association]

Island Consort Director Sheila Weidendorf Announces a New Annual Grant for Young Musicians Pursuing Classical Music Island Consort, in collaboration with their 501(c)3 umbrella sponsor, Whidbey Island Arts Council, is thrilled to announce a new annual BITS & PIECES

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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@ For more information, call Sue Hartin at (503) 789-3595 or (360) 678-4105. The church is located at 608 N Main St.

Kill Me Deadly: A Noir Comedy Thursdays, November 9 & 16, 7:30pm Fridays, November 10 & 17, 7:30pm Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 7:30pm Sundays, November 12 & 19, 2:30pm Whidbey Playhouse, Oak Harbor Follow gumshoe Charlie Nickels as he goes to solve the mystery of a murdered client and the theft of her 300 karat diamond. Packed with romance, intrigue, and murder, this smart parody will keep you guessing until the end! For tickets or more information, visit www. or call (360) 679-2237.

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.

Watoto Children’s Choir Returns Friday, November 10, 7:00pm Oak Harbor High School, Performing Arts Center Please come and enjoy lively singing and dancing by orphans from Watoto Orphanage in Uganda. You will hear their stories and see pictures of Watoto villages where the children live in family groups and receive medical care, education and training for future jobs. A freewill offering will be taken and choir music CD’s and African craft items will be available for purchase.

Robin Hood Fridays, November 10 & 17, 7:00pm Saturdays, November 11 & 18, 7:00pm Sundays, November 12 & 19, 2:00pm Whidbey Children’s Theatre, Langley The age-old myth of Robin Hood has been told in legend, song and visual story in a thousand iterations. Robin’s quest to offer justice to a populace burdened by the fatigue of war and the poverty that comes from an unfair class system is at the heart of most of these stories, which are framed by daring sword play, witty repartee and the sound of arrows singing through the air. Tickets are $16 for adults, $8 for youth 18 and under. All tickets to the Sunday, November 12 Family Matinee are $8. For tickets or more information, call (360) 221-8707 or visit www.

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.

extraordinary competition during their hilarious stop on Whidbey.

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.

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

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18th Annual Nordic Fest Saturday, November 11, 9:30am-3:30pm South Whidbey High School, Langley

Saturday, November 11, 11:00am-5:00pm Sunday, November 12, 11:00am-5:00pm 5 Venues, Whidbey Island $20 in advance, $25 day of at venues Participating venues include: Holmes Harbor Cellars, Blooms Winery Tasting Room, Whidbey Island Distillery, Spoiled Dog Winery and Comforts of Whidbey Winery. Sample fine wine and spirits from Whidbey Island and watch artists in action -sculpture, paintings, ceramics, glass and more. More information available at

Community Veterans Day Program Saturday, November 11, 11:00am Oak Harbor High School Everyone is welcome to hear guest speaker Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas, United State Air Force, Ret. Learn more at

Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony Saturday, November 11, 11:11am Veterans Memorial Plaza, Coupeville The public is invited to the annual Veterans Day remembrance ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Plaza next to the county courthouse. Veterans of the armed services will post the United States flag and their respective service flags starting at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, commemorating the armistice ending World War I. Coupeville Mayor Molly Hughes will host the event and the Shifty Sailors will present the songs of the service branches. Ceremony is outdoors, rain or shine.

Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade Saturday, November 11, 2:00pm-3:00pm SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor Please join this walk of honor. Applications and more information at veteransparade2017@

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 @ or Crystal Aguitar @ Sponsored by Soroptimist of Coupeville.

Live Music: The 3 of Us Saturday, November 11, 6:00pm-10:00pm Penn Cove Taproom, Coupeville Great Jazz, Latin Jazz and other favorites live on stage. No cover. For more information, call (360) 682-5747 or visit

Seattle International Comedy Competition Saturday, November 11, 6:30pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, Langley All Seats $22 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

Sunday, November 12, 11:00am-1:00pm Rustica Café, Oak Harbor Nick’s amazing keyboard stylings and Judy’s mellow vocals bring the great jazz standards to life!

Live Music: Original Jim Wednesday, November 15, 6:00pm Flyers Restaurant & Brewery, Oak Harbor Forged from the vocal jazz and a cappella scenes, and honed on pop, rock, folk, country and blues, Jim sets up a solid foundation for his tunes with creative arrangements, tasty improvisation, a little keyboard, strong vocals, rhythmic guitars and a fresh approach to percussion. No cover.

Lions Club Blood Drive Thursday, November 16, 9:00am-5:00pm First United Methodist Church, Oak Harbor Sponsored by the Oak Harbor Lions Club. Please register online at or 1-800-398-7888 for an appointment or as a walk-in. Please remember to bring your ID or Blood Donor card with you! The Lions will have treats and beverages for donors. The First United Methodist Church is located at 1050 SE Ireland St.

7th Annual Holiday Gift Market Friday, November 17, 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, November 18, 10:00am-5:00pm Sunday, November 19, 10:00am-4:00pm Coupeville Rec Hall, 901 NW Alexander St. Shop local for unique, quality gifts made by Whidbey Island artists: pottery, jewelry, wood, glass, textiles, ceramics, baskets, photography, paper, and more. Enjoy hot cider and cookies while shopping.

Star Party Friday, November 17, begins at dark Fort Nugent Park, Oak Harbor Explore the night sky and view distant galaxies, planets and nebulas at this free public Star Party hosted by the Island County Astronomical Society (ICAS). No telescope is needed and people of all ages are welcome to attend. Be sure and dress warmly and note that the event will be canceled if the weather is cloudy. For more information, contact Bob Scott at ICAS_, or visit us on the web at:

Pet Pics with Santa Saturday, November 18, 10:00am-3:00pm Eagles Aerie #3418, Freeland $15 gets you two 4” x 6” prints and eight wallets, or one CD so you can print the pics yourself. Reserve your spot by calling (360) 321-5636. Dogs on leash & cats in carriers please. Eagles Aerie #3418 is located at 16691 SR 525.

Upcoming Sno-Isle Library Events See schedule below Cost: Free 2nd Friday Nonfiction Book Group: “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” Friday, November 10, 10:30am-12:00pm Coupeville Library Enjoy reading nonfiction? Bring a friend and join the discussion of “This is the Story of a Happy Marriage” by Ann Patchett. LOCALLY OPERATED. Lit for Fun Book Discussion Group: “Circling the Sun” Thursday, November 16, 9:00am-11:00am Freeland Library Join us for a discussion of Paula McLain’s “Circling the Sun”. Paula McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller “The Paris Wife”, now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. For adults. Salish Eden: Native Peoples of Whidbey Island Thursday, November 16, 3:00pm Oak Harbor Library Explore pre-contact life of the Native peoples of the Lower Skagit on Whidbey Island. Presented by Rick Castellano from the Island County Historical Society and Museum. The Three Little Pigs Presented by Last Leaf Friday, November 17, 1:00pm Coupeville Elementary School MPR Last Leaf is excited to present, The Three Little Pigs, its 25th original musical for young audiences. This adaptation of the familiar story features the adventures of the three pigs as they build the home of their dreams. It is a STEM-themed program which references measuring, math, and architecture. Friends of the Clinton Library Book Sale Saturday, November 18, 10:00am-3:00pm Clinton Community Hall, 6411 S. Central Ave. Thousands of books for sale at bargain prices. Additional fiction and nonfiction books every month. Proceeds support the Clinton Library.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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First Church of Christ, Scientist Worship, 10:00am Sunday School to age 20, 10:00am Wednesday Testimony Meeting, 7:30pm Christian Science Reading Room Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 11:00am-3:00pm Wednesday 3:00pm-7:00pm The church and Reading Room are located at 721 SW 20th Court at Scenic Heights Street, Oak Harbor. Call (360) 675-0621 or visit

bey Island. All are welcome to attend. Contact Margie Kott at (360) 675-3146 for more information.

South Whidbey Garden Club Friday, November 17, 9:00am-11:45am St. Peter’s Church, Clinton November’s program: “The Four Season Cutting Garden” with Melissa Brown of Flying Bear Farm and Design. Amazing flowers and foliage bloom and grow on Whidbey Island. Melissa will help you plan a garden that will give gorgeous cuttings throughout the year. Refreshments provided. The public is welcome.

Services and Sunday School are also held at 10:30am on South Whidbey at 15910 Highway 525, just north of Bayview and across fromUseless Bay Road; testimony meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm

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Featured Artists: Susan Bradley & Loren Iwerks Opening Reception: Saturday, November 11, 2:00pm-5:00pm Artworks Gallery, Greenbank Farm During the month of November, Artworks Galley is featuring Pointillism Art by two of their newer members, Susan Bradley and Loren Iwerks. Although utilizing similar media and techniques, Bradley’s art highlights nature, animals and family pets, while Iwerks’ art details familiar Northwest landscapes and structures. There will be light snacks and beverages and live entertainment by guitarist Rick Azim. Other Artworks Gallery artists will be on hand to greet visitors during the reception.

Meetings & Organizations American Association of University Women (AAUW) Saturday, November 11, 9:30am Langley Methodist Church, 301 Anthes Ave. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Whidbey Island Branch meeting will begin at 9:30am with social time; the program will begin at 10:00am. Carol Squire, the Executive Director of Good Cheer, will be the speaker. For more information, please contact Faye Lovvorn ( or Elree Harris ( Prospective members welcome.

Genealogical Society of South Whidbey Island Monday, November 13, 1:00pm Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland The Program for November is “Hudson Valley Research” presented by Gary Zimmerman. He will cover the history of settlement in the Hudson Valley, while also identifying the best places for finding records for family research. Open Forum meets at 11:45am in the Chapel and provides an opportunity to research, explore records and obtain expert assistance from Maureen MacDonald. Basic Genealogical Class Beginning Genealogy Class at 11:45am. “Forms to Help You Get Organized” Member check-in at 12:45pm.

Artists of South Whidbey Tuesday, November 14, 11:30am Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland Three ASW members will be demonstrating a comparison of some of the unique watercolor surfaces available to artists. Attendees will be able to observe the differences between the watercolor surfaces and have the opportunity to try out some different surfaces. ASW welcomes painters of all levels and media to join their meetings, which begin with a sack lunch. The business meeting will begin at noon with the demonstration at 1:00pm. Please bring artwork to share or for gentle critique. For more information, call Deon Matzen at (360) 341-1835.

Whidbey Island Genealogical Searchers (WIGS) Tuesday, November 14, 1:00pm-3:00pm 2720 Heller Road, Fire Station #25, Oak Harbor William Stein, Whidbey Island author and historian, will give a presentation about the 75 Year History of Naval Air Station Whid-


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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/ Mansion. There will be a lively discussion and delicious refreshments. For more information, call (360) 279-0933. NOVEMBER 9 - NOVEMBER 15, 2017 LOCALL LOCALL Y OPERA Y OPERA TED.TED.

Autumn on Whidbey Wine, Spirits & Art Tour November 11 & 12 11am-5pm Visit local tasting rooms to taste and watch artsts in action!

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DUI/Underage Drinking Prevention Panel Sunday, November 12, 2:15pm Oak Harbor Library Meeting Room No pre-registration required, no late admittance allowed. Open to all and required by local driving schools for driver’s education students and parents. For more information, call (360) 672-8219 or visit

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 through Raymond James Financial Services, Member FINRA/SIPC Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Mainspring Wealth Advisors is not a registered broker-dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services.

Intro to Island Transit Bilingual Presentation Tuesday, November 14, 5:00pm-6:00pm Terry Mobile Home Park, 204 Terry Road, Coupeville Fare Free Bus service, Vanpools to school or work, and Paratransit for qualifying individuals are some of the services provided by Island Transit. Bring your questions. Find out about dogs, kids and bikes on the bus or apps that will track your bus in real time. This free presentation will be given in English and Spanish at Terry Mobile Home Park’s Community Room, just behind the Red Apple. For details call (360) 678-9536.

GIS Day Open House/ Presentation Wednesday, November 15, 11:30am-1:00pm Board of Commissioners Hearing Room, Coupeville 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. Bring your smartphones - Staff will be available to show you how to use mobile-friendly apps that help you explore trails using PDF maps, as well as collect GPS generated data for our non-motorized transportation planning projects. WHAT'S GOING ON

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Make a Difference LIONS R~O~A~R Christmas Tree Sales

By Kelsi Mottet

Marketing, Education, & Outreach Coordinator Whidbey Island Conservation District

Take Advantage of Winter & Plan Your Perfect Native Plant Landscape

As the holidays draw near, we Lions look forward to seeing all those familiar faces as well as new ones at our Annual Christmas Tree Sales, at our lot next to the Chamber of Commerce on State Route 20. Time to mark your calendars as sales begins the first Saturday following Thanksgiving Day, November 25. Our Christmas Tree Sale is one of our many fund raisers throughout the year to benefit those in need in our community.

The onset of winter is a bittersweet time – wouldn’t you agree? Although our bodies I’m sure are, in many ways, welcome the more restful nature of this autumnal season, as temperatures drop and light lacks, winter’s approach doesn’t have to be begrudgingly accepted – rather, it can be excitedly embraced.

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This winter, I challenge you to veer from apathy to excitement. Winter is to be welcomed this year. Why and how so? Winter is the best time to keep your mind active and creative, and to plan for and implement the next spring garden project. You know – the one that’s been lingering on your “To Do List” this past year. Now, as the chill sets in outside, I encourage you as you’re drawn inside, begin to plan for that future project. Spring is often associated with the garden, the landscape. If you’re like me, many of your winter-time planning revolves around where the next vegetable bed or landscaped terrace will be installed. Before you know it, the future will be here, and the planning time you’ve taken this winter will pay off – in more ways than one.

Your Oak Harbor Lions Club has a supply of medical equipment, such as wheelchairs, walkers, shower chairs and/or benches, commodes, and electric scooters, which is lent to those in need at no cost. You may contact us on our website at to locate a Lions member ready to assist you in your request.

Become a Lion

As many of you know, the Lions Club motto of “WE SERVE” rings true all year round and we wish to “Thank” all of you for your continued support of our many community outreach programs. We encourage members of our community to join their local Lions Club. Just imagine, a little kindness from oneself can go a long way. If you are interested in becoming a Lion, the Oak Harbor Lions Club meets every Wednesday evening, 6pm for a dinner social and 7pm meeting time at the Oak Harbor Elks Lodge, 155 NE Ernst St. Again thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!


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When it comes to landscaping projects, in particular, consider the use of Pacific Northwest native plants in your planning process. Whether native plants encompass your landscape in its entirety, or serve as accents to your favorite ornamentals, native plants provide many benefits – to both the gardener and the environment. What makes a plant “native” to Whidbey Island, or the Pacific Northwest region? Native plants are those which are from, or indigenous to a region because they’ve established communities over long periods of time with little to no human assistance and continue to thrive in balance with other plant species, contributing to overall biodiversity and resiliency. Native plants, additionally, end up requiring less maintenance over the long-term, as they are better adapted to the region in which they are from – meaning less work for you overall, while still achieving the color, fragrance, shape, and other aesthetics you would look for in non-native plants. There are also countless conservation benefits to using native plants in landscaping, including native plants playing a role to improve our water quality, reduce soil and wind erosion, clean the air, reduce energy costs, attract and support local wildlife, and beautify property. From ground covers to shrubs, to conifer and deciduous trees, there are many species you can chose from and are often in good supply at your local plant nurseries and wholesalers. Additionally, each year the Whidbey Island Conservation District hosts its biggest outreach event – its Native Bare Root Plant Sale. Conservation of soil and water is the guiding principle behind selling native plants through the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s Native Plant Sale. Additionally, raising public awareness on Whidbey Island of responsible land and resource stewardship is also a focus. November 1 marked the launch of the online native plant sale at In addition to consulting the expertise provided by your local nursery and garden shop experts, the Whidbey Island Conservation District’s website and staff are a great starting place for acquainting yourself with native plants for your spring landscaping project. While I could spend countless hours (and

pages) sharing with you native plant species worth selecting for your project, more importantly, I wish to empower you by providing a set of helpful tips and tools, resources, and reference materials to help you make those decisions yourself. Like me, knowledge comes with research and practice, and I hope that prior to selecting native plant species (or any plant species, for that matter), you’ll consider the following to truly make a difference — both in your project planning this spring and for the health and vitality of the natural resources on your property. Prior to choosing native plant species for your landscape, be sure to research and understand your landscape’s . . . Soil type(s) Check out “WebSoilSurvey” online – – to view your site’s soil data on a “larger landscape” scale, for starters. Or, if you want more specifics in detail, get a soil test to learn what your soils need. Note: For most native plants, you will not likely need to amend your soil, as native plants – if selected with thought – will be adapted better than ornamental non-native species to that environment. Topography What is the “lay of the landscape” you plan to plant on? Where are the ridgetops and bottomlands, and how do those features affect sunlight availability and water retention for your soon-to-be-planted natives? Slope & aspect Is the site you plan to place these native plants in considered “full sun” – 6+ hours of direct sunlight; “part shade” – 3 to 6 hours of direct sunlight; “full shade” – 3 hours of direct sunlight, preferably eastern facing light? Climate What is the average temperature, precipitation, wind speed and direction, humidity, and seasonal variations in your landscape over time? Water Availability How much water is retained throughout the growing season? Will you need to bring in supplemental water through drip irrigation or rain water collection? Existing Native Plant Communities What plants are growing there naturally? Are there ways you can keep existing plant species and enhance them with additional native plants you enjoy? Native plants which are growing there successfully can give you clues as to complementary “paired” plants you might select. As we venture into winter together, stay tuned for more tips about creating your perfect native plant landscaping palette in the Make a Difference Column, including infusing elements of landscape design into your spring project planting. We’ll see you next month! For additional resources, expertise, and support pertaining to native plants and other natural resource conservation topics, including farm and forest planning, alternative stormwater management, and more, contact the Whidbey Island Conservation District for free, voluntary conservation planning assistance from our staff. Visit or call (888) 678-4922 to get in touch with us. We look forward to hearing from you.

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File Photo/Whidbey Weekly From the simple act of placing flags on the graves of veterans to remembrance ceremonies and parades, Whidbey Island will honor its veterans this weekend.

Whidbey Island honors its veterans

By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly Events of all kinds are scheduled this weekend to honor America’s veterans, and Whidbey Island is no exception. From solemn remembrances to cheerful gatherings, activities run the gamut.


munity salute to our veterans in association with Veterans Day is important for our community and country.” Immediately following the meal, at 6:30 p.m., a Color Guard from Oak Harbor High School NJROTC will open the program, which will include a tribute to military veterans and patriotic music. Former Naval Air Station Whidbey Island commanding officer, retired Capt. Mike Nortier, will be the guest speaker.

The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge in Coupeville will get things started Friday evening, when it hosts its first ever Veterans Appreciation Night beginning at 5:30 p.m. The menu includes chili, cornbread and a dessert. This event is open to the public and active duty military and all veterans eat free. Others are requested to make a $5 donation.

“We hope people will take away a feeling of pride and gratitude for all our service men and women,” Petersen said.

“Our hope is it is well received by the community and if so, it can become an annual event for our lodge,” said Brian Petersen, one of the event organizers. “We believe a com-

A community Veterans Day program will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Oak Harbor High School performing arts center. Everyone is welcome to attend, with a special invitation to all veterans, retired and active duty and their families.

The Whidbey Island Nordic Lodge is located at 63 Jacobs Road.


The program includes presentation of colors by the NJROTC and music from the Oak Harbor High School Jazz Band and the Oak Harbor High School Harbor Singers. Guest speaker for the event is retired Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, United States Air Force. Jouas has an extensive service record which included working as the Deputy Commander, United Nations Command Korea; Deputy Commander, U.S. Forces Korea; Commander, Air Component Command, Republic of Korea/ U.S. Combined Forces Command; and Commander, 7th Air Force, Pacific Air Forces, Osan Air Base, South Korea. This annual program is organized by the Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League. More information can be found by visiting Also Saturday at 11 a.m., the Coupeville Lions invite the public to attend its annual Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony, to be held at the Veterans Memorial Plaza at the county courthouse in Coupeville.

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly The Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade returns this year. The parade will be held at 2 p.m. along the Walk of Honor on SE Pioneer Way, between Regatta Drive and Midway Blvd.

“It is the only occasion each year to specifically recognize the service of our veterans at a symbolic date and time – the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, marking the end of hostilities of World War I,” said Bill Bradkin, who helps organize the Coupeville event.

Lt. Gen. Jan-Marc Jouas, U.S. Air Force (retired) will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans Day ceremony at Oak Harbor High School.

According to Bradkin, the ceremony is typically brief and to the point. But even its location has a special significance. “The Memorial Plaza was planned and built in the early 1990s by a group of local veterans, with funds raised partly by the sale of custom engraved bricks placed in front of an engraved bronze, bas-relief background,” he said. “Above and behind a wall are placed the United States flag and the flags of the uniformed services.”

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Military Muster NAS Whidbey Island, Washington

November 9-15, 2017

Secretary of the Navy visits NAS Whidbey Island NEX Extends

Online Benefits to Veterans By Courtney Carrow Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs

Beginning this Veterans Day, Nov. 11, is proud to expand its online shopping privileges to all honorably discharged Veterans of the U.S. Military.

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U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Scott Wood/Released

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Richard V. Spencer worked his way through a packed auditorium while addressing questions from NAS Whidbey Island Sailors during an all-hands this morning.

Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV), the Honorable Richard V. Spencer addressed a packed house at the base auditorium this morning during an all-hands call with Sailors at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island. Spencer visited the base to learn first-hand about the base's mission capabilities, as well as field questions from Sailors and civilian employees. Spencer's visit to the base is part of a broader Navy Region Northwest area tour to understand the industrial processes that support the Navy such as Boeing's production line for the P-8 Poseidon and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.

John C. Stennis Gets Underway for Training By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mike Pernick USS John C. Stennis Public Affairs

USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) got underway from Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton to conduct routine training for future operations, Nov. 3. Following a highly successful planned incremental availability and subsequent flight deck

certification, John C. Stennis is looking ahead toward future real-world operations. To prepare the ship and its crew for future deployments, it will conduct a variety of training and certification evolutions both at sea and in port throughout its training cycle.

operations, medical training, and exercises designed to maintain technical and tactical proficiency in a variety of warfare areas.

During the underway, John C. Stennis Sailors will conduct damage control and firefighting training, seamanship training, small boat

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John C. Stennis is underway conducting training as it continues preparing for its next scheduled deployment.

The Navy is Getting Ready for Thanksgiving By Matt Morrison

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and the Navy is stocking up on ingredients to prepare this year's feast for your Sailors.

Stuffing - 17,200 lbs. Gravy - 1,800 gal. Green Bean Casserole - 8,000 lbs. Corn on Cob - 7,200 lbs. Cranberry Sauce - 6,100 lbs. Egg Nog - 2,200 gal. Assorted Pies - 5,800 per galley

This year the Navy is planning to serve: Shrimp Cocktail - 9,000 lbs. Roast Turkey - 89,350 lbs. Baked Ham - 24,430 lbs. Sweet Potatoes - 18,000 lbs. Mashed Potatoes - 31,304 lbs.

"Every Thanksgiving our culinary specialists take on the huge task of feeding our Sailors, and every year they succeed," said NAVSUP Director of Navy Food Service Cmdr. Scott Wilson. "Being away from family and friends during

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this time of year isn't easy, but that motivates our Culinary Specialists to provide a quality meal to our Sailors. The joy we see on Sailors' faces makes all of the effort worth it." Day will be observed as a federal holiday for most Department of the Navy personnel Thursday, Nov. 23. NAVSUP's mission is to provide supplies, services, and quality-oflife support to the Navy and joint warfighter. With headquarters

in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, and employing a diverse, worldwide workforce of more than 22,500 military and civilian personnel, NAVSUP oversees logistics programs in the areas of supply operations, conventional ordnance, contracting, resale, fuel, transportation, and security assistance. In addition, NAVSUP is responsible for food service, postal services, Navy Exchanges, and movement of household goods.

This highly anticipated change by the Department of Defense grants online exchange shopping privileges to our nation's brave Veterans. "We are proud to support this new DoD policy and are honored to offer our NEX online privileges to our nation's deserving military Veterans. It is one small way to thank those who have served," said Rear Adm. Robert J. Bianchi (Ret), Navy Exchange Service Command's (NEXCOM) chief executive officer. "The Navy Exchange gives back 100 percent of our profits to our Sailors and their families through contributions given to Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) for quality of life programs and NEX store infrastructure. Therefore, we look forward to expanding our customer base of online shoppers, which will in turn help grow our merchandise assortment and continue to strengthen our ability to provide dividends for base MWR programs." Donnie, a Veteran and NEX patron recently said, "Great benefit! I was selected as a beta-tester as a disabled veteran ... the savings are great and all hassle free online." NEXCOM is excited to extend this privilege to Veterans like Donnie and invite all U.S. Veterans to visit to establish their authentication for this important benefit. Additionally, NEXCOM encourages individuals to keep visiting the NEX website and Facebook page for additional details and announcements as they become available. For more information, visit, or www.twitter. com/usnavy. For more news from Navy Exchange Service Command, visit nexcom/

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WE SALUTE YOU Veterans Day Honoring All Who Served

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A SERVING OF THANKS FOR OUR SERVICE MEMBERS November 11, all our military personnel, past and present, are honored. Veterans Day is one where we show our appreciation for all those who served and continue to serve so we might carry on living with the freedoms we do. It is a day of observance for the sacrifice our service members willingly make to carry out a duty and answer a calling close to heart and home, so thank you to all who have and do serve. On Veterans Day, restaurants across the country show their gratitude by offering free meals to service members, and sometimes even their family (depending on where you go). This is such a wonderful gesture and I’m sure it helps make many-aperson’s day! But before I get to meals and how best to serve a person who serves their country, I wanted to take a look at some interesting things I came across when writing this. While we observe the people who honor and protect America on Veterans Day, our gratitude need not stop there. It is, apparently, thanks to the U.S. military, we have every day food items like, Cheetos, energy bars, TV dinners, ready-to-eat salsas and guacamole, individual fresh juices, and deli meats to name a few. You see, it is military (Army) research that has paved the way for many products that end up on our supermarket shelves. Supposedly, a policy was instituted right after World War 2, which saw to it that the science applied to producing rations, was available for use in the general public’s food. The key concept behind the policy was preparedness so both the military and the folks who stand behind them can be ready on a whim to convert to producing and consuming food products akin to rations, whose longevity and shelf stability would be a priority So when it comes to how the Army has sort of, hopped into the driver’s seat with many of our store bought staples, I refer to (as one example) any item which employs a method of processing called HPP or high pressure processing. When the military began looking for ways to preserve food, HPP was born. It calls for an extreme amount of pressure to be applied to a food/beverage product

in order to kill any bacteria which may be lurking about, all without sacrificing flavor. Pretty interesting if you ask me! Even our beloved Cheetos, the crunchiest of snack world items, owes a debt of gratitude to the military for its role in the invention of the very ingredient which makes Cheetos, well…Cheetos – the cheese. It was during World War II’s military funded research into the dehydration of foods, that cheese powder was created. After the war, the surplus of dried foods was apparently sold to certain food giants – enter the rise of many products on the market i.e. a certain snack food which boasts a certain animal (Cheetah) mascot. Enough said. So without all the science, research, development, trial and error and countless hours put in by the people who were doing the actual research, the sheer man and brain power needed to come up with a way to feed thousands upon thousands of people fighting for their country, we might not find ourselves with many of the products we have today. And perhaps dehydrated foods don’t always taste the best, and yes fresh produce is far superior in taste and quality, but in times when those aren’t available, there are at least alternatives. And how many times have many of us opened up something from the refrigerated section and a sigh of relief rushes in saying “thank goodness I didn’t have to make this from scratch.” When I’ve been pushed for time, I know I’ve been rather thankful for the guacamole I didn’t have to prepare myself and likewise the salsa! So I am thankful not only to those who serve and protect, but those people who serve the ones who serve and protect. This brings me back to how we can serve (in a very literal sense of the word) a veteran on their day? What about inviting a veteran over to dinner as the guest of honor and preparing something warm and hearty, surrounding them with love and kinship? Maybe you have an all-time favorite dish you make, you know, that one specific meal everyone raves about. For us it’s a dish my friend with the amazing guacamole recipe, shared with

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It’s a mixture of Rotel (diced tomatoes and green chiles), cream of chicken soup, tender shredded chicken, and cheese, layered with corn tortillas all baked into a delicious casserole that is second to almost none! This is one of my favorite one-dish meals, and I know I say this about many dishes, but of the casseroles, this is definitely a top contender. With the weather being its usual chilly Pacific Northwest self, why not prepare a casserole? The options for this exceed the limits of imagination and then some! There’s hash brown casserole, tater tot casserole, sweet potato casserole, green bean, corn, tuna noodle, mushroom and leek, broccoli cheese casserole, on and on and on the list goes – casseroles galore, but alas I can only include a recipe for one. So after much debate, I decided I will include a recipe for meatloaf potato casserole. I guess it’s not unlike shepherd’s pie, except this one I feel, is richer and denser. Dear readers, I would like to thank those of you who served and those of you who still serve, once more. I hope many of you have the opportunity and the honor to dine with a veteran this November 11 and if you do decide to try the meatloaf potato casserole, you enjoy it as much as we do in this house. Please send any and all comments, questions, information and certainly recipes you might like to share to letsdish.whidbeyweekly@ and let’s do just that! Meatloaf Potato Casserole 1 lb lean ground beef ¾ cup chopped onion 1/3 of a cup of breadcrumbs ¼ cup ketchup 1 teaspoon garlic salt 1 egg, beaten ½ cup bacon bits 1 teaspoon garlic powder 2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese 4 to 6 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed according to your taste Combine ground beef, egg, onions, breadcrumbs, ketchup, and garlic salt until just mixed. Press into 9 inch square greased baking dish. Bake at 375°F until done (about 25 minutes). While your meatloaf is baking, prepare your potatoes (powdered or fresh) until you have about 2 to 3 cups of mash. Stir in bacon bits and garlic powder and spread on top of meatloaf. Top with shredded cheese and return to oven until the cheese has melted. Remove from oven, allow to cool, serve and enjoy! To read past columns of Let's Dish in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at


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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: grants.html 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 or (360) 320-2362. [Submitted by Sheila Weidendorf]

Local Business News Whimsies Announces New Location, Products and Classes Whimsies in downtown Oak Harbor recently moved to a new, larger location, just across the hall from its original location. In Whimsies you’ll find handcrafted mosaics, art, jewelry, gifts and teas. Most of the shop’s artists live on Whidbey Island or the surrounding areas. Now being featured are Ruth Mattson’s winter hats! Ruth has brought in oodles of hand crocheted hats in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Perfect gifts -or- to keep you warm during colder weather. Just in...Dharma Green (Darjeeling green tea, lemongrass & peppermint) and Flower Power Detox (an herbal conquest of cleansing & nourishing blossoms) both from Good Medicine Tea Company. Whimsies is also expecting a new delivery of the ever popular Pikes Place Market teas. In addition to exceptional teas Whimsies is proud to carry The Chocolate Flower Farm’s chocolate raspberry jams in two sizes...4 oz and 6 oz. What a delightful gift for others or as a special treat for yourself. Have you always wanted to try your hand at mosaics? Come into the shop or call to find out about class offerings. The class is held right in the shop for 1-4 participants. Learn to make a basic mosaic mirror or other items. Classes by arrangement Tuesday-Saturday morning or afternoon. Whimsies is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way in the Harborside Village Mall. They are open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Tuesday through Saturday or by chance or appointment. Call (360) 682-2468 or email victoriacharlotte21@

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your actions find success, but it does make success much more likely. Let unexpected joys on the 11th serve to whet your appetite for more of the same.


ARIES (March 21-April 19) The most important thing this week is your grasp, both literally and figuratively. Your hold on things decides outcomes. This makes it vital that you grip everything firmly, either by physical control of that thing, or through a firm mental grasp of concepts and ideas. This hands-on aspect extends to all activities. Disputes will revolve around legal possession. Joy on the 11th comes through the things you hold dear. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) New interests and attractions are likely to compete for your attention this week. Your focus and energy is likely to go toward something previously undreamed of that looms large and captures your imagination, making you feel compelled to drop everything in order to pursue it. This excited restlessness is likely to color all aspects of your existence. Emotionladen distractions are especially probable on the 11th. GEMINI (May 21-June 21) A greater than normal tolerance for planning and organization is likely this week. Your probability of finding a useful loophole in some limiting situation or circumstance increases in proportion. Move quickly when you may and use your resources wisely, for this is a progressive time for you. Mutual cooperation with friends and allies will carry you far. The 11th shapes up to be both productive and emotionally gratifying.  CANCER (June 22-July 22) The power of legacy backs all of your activities this week. Parents and grandparents, family tradition, your elders and your heroes of old, whoever they may be, are all useful sources of strength for you to draw upon as you go about your normal daily routine. With the strength of your ancestors behind you, it can truly be said that you never walk alone. The veil between you and them is especially thin on the 11th. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) The fruits before you are many and varied this week, demanding that you think carefully before deciding which you will pursue. Be wary of letting megalomania convince you that you can have it all. Better is to hold a sharp focus on the things you really want. Good things can come of your efforts, provided you allow yourself ample time. The nature of the possible rewards is apt to be in full display on the 11th. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Determined is perhaps the single best word to describe your style this week. Your already-great ability to classify, organize and execute will probably assume steroid-driven proportions. Great determination backed by structure and order doesn’t guarantee that

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) Curiosity plays a large role in your week. Left unchecked, this desire to know more, sheerly for the sake of knowing it, can quickly lead you hither and yon. Like a bee buzzing about in the garden, you might cover a lot of ground without really going anywhere. An intuitive thread connects all your diverse interests, however, so don’t begrudge yourself the time spent learning. Your heart leads the way on the 11th. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) Your present narrow focus on money matters sets the tone of all your activities this week. Expense as a major part of the picture is made easier to bear if you consider the many ways you benefit from the outlay. If you have trouble seeing the bright side, look beyond yourself. Spouse, partners and associates all figure into the equation. These connections should be particularly visible on the 11th. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) The opportunity is present this week to give back to those with whom you share the path on life’s journey. Done in the proper spirit, such giving takes on the tone of a celebration. If you get bogged down, a shift of attitude and focus is all that’s needed to set you right. Trying too hard is a sure way of robbing your activities of their inherent joy. The 11th can go either way, depending on you.  CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) Events tend to unfold this week in such a way that you’re encouraged to focus mainly on the outer picture. Should disappointments arising from that picture create the desire to retreat into yourself, it’s not wrong to do so, but the greatest reward lies in focusing outward. Action on life’s playing field produces a luck of its own that leads where you want to go. Be sure that this is true on the 11th.     AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb 18) The choices confronting you this week might at any other time be considered philosophical in nature. Now, however, your decisions with regard to what makes life worth living hold practical applications. Your future happiness depends on them. No matter how you viewed your life before, you are learning to see things differently. Better than getting caught up in dogmas on the 11th is to consult with your heart.   PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) Your chances of usefully dissolving the unworkable parts of your life, to be replaced by something that better serves you, are presently great. Opportunities to renew yourself are all around you this week. You are not under pressure to make irrevocable decisions. Instead, treat life as a buffet, sample widely, and know that you’re building a firm foundation for a better future. The 11th is custom fit for the process. © 2017, Wesley Hallock, All Rights Reserved

Chicken Little looks at what is and fears the sky is falling. Wesley Hallock, as a professional astrologer looks at what is and sees what could be. Read Wesley’s monthly forecast with links to Facebook and Twitter, at To read past columns of Chicken Little and the Astrologer in the Whidbey Weekly, see our Digital Library at


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44. Puts together in time

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18. Seemingly bottomless chasm 20. Title of respect 23. Warms up 24. Man and Wight are two

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38. Where golf games begin

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Photo Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video The Amazon original series “The Grand Tour” is coming to the Blue Fox Drive In Saturday at 6 p.m. The company will be showing an episode of the series to get folks revved up for the new season. The film “The Italian Job” will also be shown. There is no cost to attend.

Blue Fox Drive In gives “The Grand Tour” By Kathy Reed Whidbey Weekly

Oak Harbor’s Blue Fox Drive In is one of six theaters across the country chosen by Amazon Prime Video to get fans revved up for the release of season two of its hit original show “The Grand Tour.”

Beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, the Blue Fox will screen an episode of the show, followed by the movie “The Italian Job.” The event is free and admission is on a first come, first served basis. There will also be complimentary food and exclusive giveaways.

For those who may not be familiar with the show, “The Grand Tour” is a traveling car show featuring British hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The men spend over 100 days traveling across five continents, testing out the world’s most exotic cars while trying to avoid accidents and injuries.

The Grand Tour Drive In Takeover, as the six-theater, cross-country event is called, is a double feature. According to a release from the company, “Amazon Prime Video is really excited to involve their fans around the country in this unique, immersive experience. Fans young and old will be thrilled by a doublefeature screening of a classic car film and an episode from the hit series.”

Photo Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video The stars of the Amazon original series “The Grand Tour” will travel to multiple continents to check out some of the most exotic cars on the planet. A free event to launch season two of the show is being held at the Blue Fox Drive In in Oak Harbor at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Blue Fox is the fifth lap on the tour, being preceded by stops in Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Texas. The final stop will take place in Santa Barbara, Calif. Organizers say the tour is worth buckling up for. Those attending will have a photo opportunity with a custom-built marquee sign plus there will

be many prizes given away, such as branded blankets, air fresheners and snacks from the concession stand. This journey to launch the second season of “The Grand Tour” will eventually culminate at the Peterson Automotive Museum in Los Angeles.

“The Grand Tour” is an Amazon original series. The program’s stars formerly worked together on the BBC series “Top Gear.” When season one of the new series premiered on Amazon last year, it quickly became its most-watched premiere episode. The first season saw the cast on location in California, South Africa, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Finland, Africa, Germany and the United Arab Emirates. Information about just where the trio may travel in season two has not been released, and Whidbey Weekly was unable to arrange an interview with anyone from the show. Season one of “The Grand Tour” is available now on Amazon Prime. Season two is expected to start streaming Dec. 8.

VETERANS continued from page 9 Retired Navy Master Chief Richard Johnson, 84, was part of the group that built the memorial. Johnson said he has no idea how many bricks are now part of the plaza. “There are too many bricks to count now,” he said. “And we keep adding to it all the time.” Johnson said the memorial was the idea of Bill and Mary Ethridge, longtime residents of Coupeville who have both passed away. Bill Ethridge was a prisoner of war during World War II, and Johnson has many memories of his friend raising the POW flag during the remembrance ceremony. “Bill and Mary were very involved in the community and with a lot of military on Whidbey, active duty and retired, it was a good idea,” Johnson said. “And to me, it’s well worth it.” The Coupeville ceremony will take place rain or shine.

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly Ceremonies are scheduled around Whidbey Island Friday and Saturday in honor of our nation’s veterans, whether active duty, retired or deceased.

File Photo/Whidbey Weekly The Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade returns this year. The parade will be held at 2 p.m. along the Walk of Honor on SE Pioneer Way, between Regatta Drive and Midway Blvd.



The Oak Harbor Veterans Day Parade is back after a one-year break.

Finally, to end the day with a smile, Veterans of Foreign Wars Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392 has put together an evening of fun for members and guests. The post, located on Goldie Road in Oak Harbor, is presenting an Elvis Presley tribute show and dinner. Local magician JR Russell will also perform. Cocktails begin at 5 p.m., dinner is at 6 p.m. and the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple. Go to

The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and will travel along the Walk of Honor on SE Pioneer Way between Regatta Drive and Midway Blvd. Grand marshal for the event is Navy veteran Denny Zylstra. Parade sponsors include the American Legion, Walmart and the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce. Like the remembrance ceremony in Coupeville, the Veterans Day Parade will take place rain or shine.

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Veterans Day Honoring All Who Have Served We Thank You!


Honoring Those Who Defend Our Liberty And Give Us Our Freedom Veteran’s Day A time to let our Veterans know how much we appreciate them. Thank you!

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Course will also help prepare the student for participation in other NRA courses. This class includes shooting on the NWSA Pistol Range. Students can register online at For questions or to register, call NRA instructor John Hellmann at (360) 675-8397 or email Additional information can be found at

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NRA Basics of Pistol Shooting Course Friday, November 17, 6:00pm-9:00pm Saturday, November 18, 9:00am-5:00pm NWSA Range, Oak Harbor Cost: $35

Celebrate the Holidays with Food Sensitivities Saturday, November 18, 1:00pm-3:30pm Metamorphé Health Clinic, 3976 E. Harbor Rd, Langley Cost: $35

This course introduces students to the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary for owning and using a pistol safely. The pistol handling and shooting portion is completed at the NWSA range, located at 886 Gun Club Road, where students will learn about safe gun handling, pistol shooting fundamentals, and pistol shooting activities. The Basics of Pistol

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Cooking for the holidays can be intimidating if you or your guests have food sensitivities. Perhaps you’ve adopted a gluten or dairy free lifestyle yourself to reduce inflammation


or to address your own health issues, come and learn how you can still enjoy those holiday favorites without sabotaging your previous hard work. Dr. Skye LaChute will share recipes and tips to help you recreate your holiday favorites that are delicious and dairy, sugar and gluten free. Some of the traditional recipes we’ll be making are: Green Bean Casserole, Mashed “Potatoes” and even Pumpkin Pie! Call (360) 221-2050 to register. Class size is limited.

Awakening Shakti - A Sacral Chakra Workshop for Rejuvenation Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm Wild View Farm, Coupeville Cost: $35 Join Best Selling Author, Certified Wellness Coach, and Reiki Master Sarah Saint-Laurent

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Holiday Happenings Adopt a Toy Soldier fo� �he Holidays! Show your creativity, support your local businesses and Toys for Tots. A toy soldier is ready for you to adopt, paint and decorate for the Oak Harbor Main Street Home for the Holidays celebrations in Historic Downtown Oak Harbor. There are 30 plain, 4-foot-tall toy soldiers available for adoption for $25 each with a portion of the proceeds going to The toy soldiers will be on display along Pioneer Way and numbered so people can vote for their favorites between November 24-December 22. There will be a first, second and third place winner of $100, $50 or $25 Main Street Dollars*! (*Redeemable at any of our Historic Main Street businesses.)

Those interested in adopting a toy soldier can call Oak Harbor Main Street (360) 279-8995, email or stop by 830 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor to schedule a time to pick up their soldier(s). Supplies are limited, so those interested are encouraged to act quickly. Finished works of art need to be returned by November 22.

Vote for your favorite soldiers between November 24-December 22 while you Shop, Walk and Dine in Historic Oak Harbor Main Street during all the festive holiday happenings!

Saturday, November 11, 9:00am - 3:00pm One-of-a-Kind Crafts & Gifts See Santa 10am-2pm

to discover techniques to reduce stress and anxiety while re-energizing your body, mind, and soul through the powerful Sacral Chakra. This mini-workshop is based on Sarah’s 2 best selling books in the Awakening Sexy shakti Series. Shakti is the location of your femasculine energy located within the Sacral Chakra Energetic Center and the power source of desire, creativity and vitality (and yes... sensuality too!) Learn why your desires matter, and how they help ignite your passions, usher in joy & bliss, and make you feel shiny & new. Register by contacting or Direct Link: http://bit. ly/2zHKbnW_Awakening or Eventbrite: http://

Watoto Children's Choir Returns Friday, November 10, 7:00pm Oak Harbor High School, Performing Arts Center Please come and enjoy lively singing and dancing by orphans from Watoto Orphanage in Uganda. Hear their stories and see pictures of Watoto villages where these children live. A free will offering will be taken and choir music CD’s and African craft items will be available for purchase.

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By Carey Ross A Bad Moms Christmas: Stay away from me with your Christmas creep, Hollywood. I’m not ready for it yet.  (R • 1 hr. 57 min.) 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 hitmaking 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.) Daddy’s Home 2: The unlikely comedy team of Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are back to bring you seasonal cheer (already?) and they’re bringing Mel Gibson with them. Remember when Gibson was the most problematic man in Hollywood? Boy, that really seems like a simpler time.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 38 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.) 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.) Let There Be Light: Kevin Sorbo used to be television’s Hercules, but he now evidently devotes his acting energy to starring in conservative Christian movies about atheists who have near-death experiences and–spoiler alert–find God. I liked him better when he played a god on TV rather than trying to prove the existence of God on the big screen.  (PG-13 • 1 hr. 40 min.)

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Life Tributes AASE HELGA MALONES Aase Helga Malones died peacefully October 30 2017 at her home in Coupeville, WA with her daughter Anita at her side. She was 84 years old. Born in Ulsteinvik, Norway to Halvdan and Alvhild Saunes, she was the youngest of 8 siblings. Her childhood was far from carefree as she grew up in Norway during the German Occupation of World War II. After high school graduation she met and married Asbjorn K. Malones (Karsten) from nearby Andalsnes. It wasn’t long before he whisked her off to the U.S., settling in Ballard, WA in 1955. After 15 years on 9th Avenue, they moved to their Richmond Beach home Karsten built. While making a home and raising a family, she also cooked countless Norwegian meatballs for their fishermen friends from the “old country.” Aase worked for many years at the Sears store on Aurora Avenue as the jewelry department manager. Aase was a member of Sons of Norway for 39 years, transferring from Bothell Lodge to Leif Erikson Lodge in 1988. She received her Golden membership in 2006.  Aase and Karsten purchased a lot in Admirals Cove in the early 1970’s where they built a weekend retreat. Commuting between two homes became difficult so eventually they enlarged their cabin and became full time residents of the Island. Aase loved skiing in her younger years, music, dancing and socializing with their many friends in the Ballard and Seattle area. She was a loving mother, a wonderful grandmother (“Mormor” to her two granddaughters and great grandson), and always looked forward to spending time with her great grandson. Aase is survived by her sister Molla Tennfjord of Tenfjord, Norway; her daughter and sonin-law Anita and Mark Needler of Oak Harbor; two Grandchildren, Lisa Needler of Atlanta, Ga, Sarah Needler of Pensacola, FL; and one great grandson, David Asbjorn Rosa of Pensacola, FL. Aase was preceded in death by her husband Karsten and her son Steinar Malones. Memorial services were held Tuesday, November 7, 2017, 2pm at Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.wallinfuneralhome. com.  Arrangements are entrusted to Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, Oak Harbor, WA.

RUTH A. ELLISON Born July 19, 1917 in Palouse, WA; Died November 1, 2017 in Coupeville, WA. Ruth was a longtime Whidbey Island resident moving to Coupeville in 1956. She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband’s dental practice and was very active in local organizations: Coupeville Methodist Church, PEO (over 70 year member), Coupeville Garden Club, Exercise Club, and several bridge clubs. She also helped in the kitchen preparing dinners for the Coupeville Lions Club for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Ellison, son Michael Ellison, and her sister Eileen Cook, Coupeville residents. She is survived by her son James Ellison and his wife Nancy; Grandaughters Denise Merkling and Jennifer Ellison/Paz; and great grandchildren Konrad and Ruby Merkling and Ryan and Gavin Ellison/ Paz. Ruth was known for her laughter and sense of humor. Once asked for the secret to her longevity, she replied, “read the funnies everyday.”

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Seriously, we do not make this stuff up! TUESDAY, SEPT. 19 11:40 am, SW Barrington Dr. Caller advising male with a cart walked by and called her names and struck her with the cart. 2:08 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising she used the microwave at location and did not know she was not supposed to and was upset about it. 2:34 pm, East Harbor Rd. Caller states he lives on Coyote Trail Way in Clinton; states County just changed the road name – it used to be called Maxwelton, he believes. Caller is having problems with coyotes coming onto property, wants to know the rules. 3:41 pm, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising she was walking in the area and people were “after her.” WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20 7:34 am, Cox Dr. Reporting party advising received a call from sister at 7am; Sister, 69 years of age, told reporting party she was being held hostage, she is frightened, is outside using the phone. Very chaotic story. Sister lives with a female friend. 9:39 am, NE Goldie St. Party advising two vehicles collided and both fled location. 12:55 pm, Dallman Rd. Reporting party advising subjects have taken mulch from reporting party's flower beds; house is currently up for sale. States subjects also removed fence post from property line. 8:29 pm, Topaz Ct. Caller advising they are with a guy who has naked pictures of caller on phone. Caller states they keep deleting pictures off subject's phone but they keep reappearing. THURSDAY, SEPT. 21 7:52 am, Skyline Dr. Party reporting a cow in yard. Cow belongs to neighbor on back of party's fence; has occurred before. 11:18 am, Bismark Ln. Caller advising 10-year-old son is being destructive, won't go to school, won't get dressed; nothing physical. 1:29 pm, NE Midway Blvd. Caller advising raccoon was possibly in rafters of apartment. 2:04 pm, SR 20 Reporting party advising male subject walking in the roadway doing “spastic moves.” 4:54 pm, Island Ridge Way Reporting party was telling new neighbors to not put up signs at the edge of her property. Male subject said he didn't want to talk to them, got in his truck, came “right at us” and tried to run reporting party over less than five minutes ago, no one hurt. 5:07 pm, N East Camano Dr. Caller advising 30-40 minutes ago he was driving at this location and something hit his vehicle; party did not see anything. Caller reporting the roof of car is destroyed; caller is now home.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22 11:13 am, Pioneer Park Pl. Party requesting call referencing someone taking down “No Trespass” and “No Parking” signs in last month. Put them on his property, suspects it might have been homeowner's association who took it down, however not allowed to do that. 3:16 pm, Main St. Caller advising elderly female is being walked by two others who were holding onto her; when caller asked if she was okay they told her to “move on.” Elderly female appeared to be in distress. 5:22 pm, SR 20 Party reporting a fishing boat (maybe 30 feet) fell off in road and now has been dragged into the ditch. Vehicle is not in ditch. Party stopped. There are no injuries. Vehicle is a silver Suburban. Occurred at the 90-degree curve; boat is not blocking but is “a distraction.” 10:27 pm, SE Glencoe St. Reporting party wanting help getting TV to work. SATURDAY, SEPT. 23 2:11 am, NE Maple Pl. Reporting party's sister lives in Coupeville; just had a dream about sister's ex-husband terrorizing them; party is requesting a welfare check on sister. 6:52 pm, SR 20 Caller advising male exited a vehicle and urinated in parking lot at location. 9:32 pm, Riepma Ave. Caller reporting female sitting in grass, on phone kicking her legs in a field; subject is by herself; now female is doing pushups. SUNDAY, SEPT. 24 2:21 pm, Stick Point Ln. Party reporting subject in his yard, refusing to leave, continually ringing doorbell. 3:58 pm, Salal St. Reporting party states male subject using fireworks to get reporting party's dogs to stop barking. Ongoing problem for months but just occurred again. MONDAY, SEPT. 25 3:42 am, Humphrey Rd. Caller reporting female came to bedroom window and said a man was trying to run over her boyfriend with a car and kill him, no one hurt. 7:50 am, SR 20 Party advising intoxicated male asleep in front of location with beer bottles “all around him.” 9:31 am, Easy St. Caller needing assistance with missing cat. Cat is on another property and property owner is not willing to allow reporting party access to trap the cat. 1:30 pm, SE 8th Ave. Caller reporting deceased squirrel at location. Does not know what to do with it. 2:14 pm, NE 3rd St. Party requesting call to know if she has warrants; caller was drugged and made to sign a contract 20 years ago that a male could remove her head. Party requesting to know if he can do this anywhere. Report provided by OHPD & Island County Sheriff’s Dept.

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