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Issue 73 • August 10 - August 23, 2012

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Meats

Bread

Flowers

Gourmet Food

Kids Activities

Fruits

Vegetables

Eggs

Poultry

Honey

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TABLE OF

CONTENTS

Artist of the Week .............................................................................40

Business Spotlight ............................................................................41

CALENDAR OF EVENTS ............................................... 5-2

Classes & Workshops, Etc. ..............................................................24

Classifieds Listings .....................................................................36-37

Community Information & Announcements / News .....46-54

Dining Guide ......................................................................................28

Fishing Report ...................................................................................43

Fresh From the Farm .......................................................................59

Jack Gunter’s Book Excerpt ...........................................................55

Kids’ Korner ...................................................................................44-45

Legal Lingo .........................................................................................30

Library News ......................................................................................34

Local Poems & Stories .....................................................................35

Maps of Camano Island, Stanwood & Silvana. .................38-39

Meetings & Clubs..............................................................................25

Moonshine Wisdom & Wit .............................................................31

Nature Notes ......................................................................................27

Pet Pages .............................................................................................42

Photos and Art from Your Friends ..............................................63

Senior Happenings ..........................................................................29

Stirring Up Memories ......................................................................57

Tide Tables ..........................................................................................62

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ForteMDA is the best source for Music, Dance & Art instruction and

appreciation in the Camano Island and Stanwood area. If you want

to foster your passion with the confidence of world-class talent and

mentorship, then rest assured that your forté is our forté!

www.fortemda.com

1095 Essex Street A1 (on the north end of Camano Island)

360-926-8519 • www.forteMDA.com

E-mail: christopher@fortemda.com

Family Friendly

Restaurant & Cabaret

• Fri. Aug. 10 at 8pm - Champaign Sunday - Rock / Adult Alternative / Indie. Powerful, honest,

edgy, and refreshingly original. (Pay what you can)

• Sun. Aug 12 at 6pm - Jay Wagner - A singer-songwriter from Texas who's songs have been

covered and recorded by other musicians. To appear at Bellingham's Stringband Jamboree.

• Thu Aug 16th. 7pm - At the Brink - Folk rock trio, Real Folk. Blending musical energy and

sweet vocal harmonies with a message that brings awareness to social issues,

• Fri. Aug 17 at 8pm - The Blackberry Bushes Stringband - Acoustic Americana: this quintet of

bluegrass instrumentation draws from the deep roots of American folk music and influences

from Bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Indie-Rock, jazz and pop. In the Parlor, $7 cover.

• Sun. Aug 19 at 5pm - Tommy Castro & The Painkillers at 7pm & The Mark DuFresne Blues

Band at 5pm - The 2nd annual Skagit Blues Festival, outdoors on the Starlight Stage. $25

cover, advancetickets available at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/261358.

• Thu. Aug 23 8pm - Tocato Tango - Open dance in the Parlor. (Pay what you can) .

• Fri Aug 24 8pm - Nick Vigarino – Dance Party! Nick Vigarino's Back Porch Stomp ($7 cover)

• Sat. Aug 25 7pm -The Offshoots & The Scott Pemberton Trio – Dance Party! Outdoors on

the Starlight Stage. Melody, soul, funk, rock & showmanship.

• Sun. Aug 26 6pm - Ben Starner - Piano interpretations of the great American composers and

original songs. (Pay what you can) .

• Wed. Aug 29 7:30 pm - Open Mic - Bring your original music and share with us, sign up at 7pm.

• Thu Aug 30 - Matney Cook & the Mudflat Walkers - Skagit Valley's very own Mud Flat

Walkers. Hillbilly Jazzmer Extraordinaire.

• Fri. Aug 31 at 8pm - The Prozac Mountain Boys - Bluegrass, NW style. $7 cover, $5 students.

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CALENDAR

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

pORT SuSAN FARmERS mARKET OpENINg DAY

Serving Stanwood, Camano Island, Silvana & Conway. Downtown

Stanwood in the Viking Village. Fridays, August 10-September 21,

3pm-7pm, Saturday, September 22, 11am-3pm. Vegetables, Fruit,

Bread, Meat, Cheese, Honey. Flowers, Herbs, Prepared Foods, Education.

The festivities will start at 2:30 with guest speakers, Aaron

Reardon, Barbara Bailey, and Mayor White and a ribbon cutting

by the Stanwood Chamber. For more info, contact Leslie Collings,

Market Manager, 360-202-3932, leslie@portsusan.org.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

ANNuAL NEIghBORhOOD BBq

5:30pm at Stanwood United Methodist Church. All are invited

to attend our annual BBQ. Hamburgers, veggie burgers and hot

dogs will be served as well as an array of salads and side dishes. In

addition, classic cars will be on display and a bouncy House for the

kids. Everything provided free of charge! More info: 629-9555.

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information.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

ANDY ThE VENTRILOquIST AND FRIENDS

Family Program. 1pm at Camano Island Library. Join Andy Locke

and his cast of animal friends for a rollicking show that connects

ventriloquism and music with the joy of reading.

FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED!

4 Locations to Serve You:

• Elger Bay

• Camano Plaza

• North Camano

• Stanwood

360-387-4444 • 360-629-4142

“Enjoy our flavored

soft serve ice cream!”

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

SummER READINg FINALE: BOWLINg BASh

10am-noon at Twin City Lanes, 27120 92nd Avenue NW. Have fun

reading! Celebrate the end of summer reading with a bowling

party. Pick up a bowling pass at the library to attend the bash. For

school-age children. For more info: 360-629-3132

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

BOOmTOWN

Classic Rock by Boomers for All. High energy, great song selection

makes a good time for everybody. 9pm-midnight at Cyndy’s

Broiler.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

“CLuB FRIDAY”

Community Open House and Free Lunch!! This is the only Open

House with Free Lunch specifically designed to give back to the

Community. Noon to 2 pm at Windermere Country Club location

every Friday with Free Lunch and a different sponsor / speaker.

AUGUST 13

LEFThANDERS

DAY

an annual

event when

left-handers

everywhere

can celebrate

their sinistrality.

This event is

now celebrated

worldwide,

including leftv-right

sports

matches, a

left-handed

tea party,

and nationwide

“Lefty

Zones” where

left-handers

creativity,

adaptability

and sporting

prowess are

celebrated.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

ChAmpAgNE SuNDAY

Rock / Adult Alternative / IndiePowerful, honest, edgy, and refreshingly

original. (Pay what you can). 8pm at the Conway Muse.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

WEST COAST SWINg FRIDAYS!

All ages! The Atrium is now dancing at Studio Z! between Subway

and the movie theater. 6:30 Basics Lesson/7:15 intermediate lesson/8-10PM

Dance. Only $5 per person for the entire night!!!! Join

the fun every Friday night and be a part of our growing community

of swing dancers! New dancers always welcome! Progressive 4

week classes offered on Saturdays. See www.theatriumstanwood.

com for more info. 7009 265th St. NW #105.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

FORD pLAYS DOS REALES

5:30-8:30pm. Mixture of finger-style jazz standards, North & South

American Standards, brazilian tunes some neo-pop and originals.

No cover. Located at 9739 SR Hwy 532, Stanwood.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10

ThE 10Th ANNuAL CAmANO ISLAND

FREE SummER OuTDOOR CINEmA

Come picnic and ride the Railpup. Open mic at 7:30. Movie starts at

Dusk. We’re located at the SW corner of East Camano and Dallman

Rd. on the south end of Camano. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, or

use one of ours. All shows include a cartoon and short subject. For

info call 360 387-4579 or visit www.chumleigh.com.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

gLEANINg DINNER AND FARm FuN!

Community Dinner at Shambala Farm on Camano Island. Come

join us every Friday night, and bring along any possible surplus…

ie. fresh garden harvest, local Gleaning treasures and/or leftovers

for our Vegan/Carnivore glean cooperative dinner. Come 6ish with

goods to add to the stock-pot, or 7ish for dinner – we will visit in

the barn/outdoors enjoying the farm, music, animals, each other…

and then off we will go to the Annual Camano Island FREE Summer

Cinema. No RSVP necessary, nancy@livewellventures.com.

DID YOu

KNOW ThIS

RECYCLINg

FACT:

Hardcover books

are accepted

at our transfer

station for

recycling.

WSU Waste

Wise - Camano

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 10-12

2RD ANNuAL STILLAguAmISh FESTIVAL OF ThE

RIVER & pOW WOW

Free event. Main stage entertainment includes Jana Kramer, Los

Lonely Boys, Lee Brice and many more!!! Join us in celebrating our

environment and diverse cultural communities. Friday: Gates open

at 1:00pm (subject to change) Saturday & Sunday: Gates open

10:00am. River Meadows County Park: 20416 Jordan Rd, Arlington.

Activities for the entire family! Live music on two stages. Circus

troupe from Whatcom County. Raptors in rehabilitation display.

Pow Wow - PUBLIC WELCOME! 5K Fun Run. Traditional alder salmon

bake $ - delicious!!! Children’s storytelling and entertainment

stage. Climbing wall $. Interpretive salmon habitat tours along the

river and forest. Environmental and wellness exhibits. Pacific Science

Center show. Stillaguamish cultural exhibit. Food and craft

vendors. Fly-tying. Logging show. Volleyball and badminton.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

FAmILY BINgO

at the American Legion Hall, 609 W. Camano Drive. Doors open at

4:30pm, Bingo starts at 6pm. Snacks and beverages available. More

info: Pat Tenan, 360-387-5420.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

LA CONNER CLASSIC BOAT & CAR ShOW

will take place from 10am – 4pm. Classic cars, show cars, classic

yachts, or work boats; you will be pleasantly thrilled at this year’s

event. There will be a food court, raffle prizes, DJ Heidi and vendors.

New this year will be a Swap Meet! Donation is $3; children

under 12 are free. More info: www.laconnerchamber.com.

ThIS

DATE IN

hISTORY:

Edwin Perkin’s

invention of

Kool-Aid was

85 years ago in

Hastings, Nebraska.

All his

experiments

happened in

his mother’s

kitchen.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

CAR ShOW, OuTDOOR mARKET & pOKER RuN

The Collector’s Car Show will be held from 10:30am until 3:30pm

at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. See a wide variety of

classic cars, enjoy live entertainment, and bring the kids because

they will love the Children’s Area! A popular Outdoor Market will

be held at the same time. Shop for gift items. Beverages and lunch

will be available for purchase. Admission is free! A Poker Run will be

held the same day. It will consist of a scenic, self-guided ride around

Camano Island with card stops. $5 per hand entry fee. Check in at

the Camano Center at 8am. Stop by the Center or go to www.camanocenter.org

for more info. 360-387-0222.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

SAFE hARBOR FREE CLINIC “ART IN ThE gARDEN”

Please join Safe Harbor Free Clinic for this summer spectacular. It

will feature wine tasting, Mediterranean style hors d’oeuvres, and

locally-made chocolates and coffee! Stunning artwork for sale by

local artists! Proceeds to benefit Safe Harbor Free Clinic. Entertainment

provided by Lindsay Street Band (Celtic Music). Drop in from

6pm to 9pm at Saint Aidan’s Episcopal Church, 1318 East SR 532,

Camano Island. Admission price: $25 per person; $45 per couple

(wine tasting included with price of admission).

Find Your Balance with

Beginner & GENTLE Yoga

at Z's Body & Soul.

360-629-5040

www.TheCrabCracker.com

9504 271st St. NW,

Stanwood

zsremedies.com

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

24Th ANNuAL DAKOTAS pICNIC

Anyone with any connections to North Dakota or South Dakota, is

invited to the Dakota picnic at Church Creek City Park in Stanwood,

beginning at noon. Bring your favorite picnic foods and beverages

(no alcohol), plates and utensils, folding chairs, card table if you

have one. Rain or shine as there is a covered area. Prizes, friendly

contests, good fellowship. Contact phone is 360-629-3405.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

CAmANO ISLAND NATuRE pROgRAm:

ALL ABOuT INSECTS

Camano Island State Park amphitheater, 7:30 pm. How do you tell

insects from other “bugs” Where do insects live What do they

eat And what are some good ways to hunt for them Come learn

these and other facts from a student of insects. Email FOCIP.JudyC@

gmail.com for more information.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

JAY WAgNER

A singer-songwriter from central Texas who’s songs have been extensively

covered and recorded by other musicians. In the Northwest

to appear at Bellingham’s Stringband Jamboree hosted by

Robert Sarazin Blake. 6pm at the Conway Muse.

Introducing a

Creative Team with

fresh Artistic Vision.

Alissa & Cecil

Interior Designer Cabinet Designer

Cecil is a celebrity with cabinets and

clients, weaving beauty and affordable

functionality into his work.

Alissa perfectly finishes the room with

the fine details including paints, counter

tops, flooring, and more.

Call for a FREE

consultation!

Store Info:

400 W Fir Street

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

800-735-7193

360-336-6533

www.mvcarpetone.com

info@mvcarpetone.com

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

TONY BRIDgES

Heartfelt ballads & Energetic Feel-Good Songs. Tony captivates

his audience. Season 5 Standout on American Idol. 9pm-midnight

at Cyndy’s Broiler.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

“DOWN ON ThE FARm AT uTSALADY” pICNIC

Festivities start at Noon. Lunch at 1 pm at Utsalady Ladies Aid

Building, 78 E Utsalady Rd, Camano Island. CAKE WALK, listen to

LIVE MUSIC and enjoy the LIVESTOCK (for your viewing & petting

pleasure). Bring your Favorite Potluck “Vittles”. Barbecued Hot

Dogs & Lemonade will be provided. Raffle Drawings at 2 pm.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

BuFFET BRuNCh

Come one, come all! and treat your family to best Buffet Brunch

on Camano Island at the Camano Island Yacht Club 129 N. Sunset

Dr. The hours are from 9am-noon. $8 for Adults & $5 for Children

under 9. Menu includes; Bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, omelets,

hash browns, pancakes, fresh fruit, sweet rolls, juices, coffee

and tea. Please join us for a great meal in a relaxing setting!

AuguST

11Th

IS

NATIONAL

gARAgE

SALE DAY

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

ChuCK AuRAND & FRIENDS gOLF TOuRNAmENT

at Camaloch Golf Course. A memorial to Chuck who passed last

year and for all those friends and family who have passed. $25 entry

fee plus green fees. 4 person scramble, but there has to be one

member of the opposite sex. There will be prizes for longest drive

and closest to the pin on par threes. Free luncheon afterwards,

(price included in entry fee). Remaining proceeds go to the Junior

Golf Program at Camaloch Golf Course. For more information, call

Ric Holman at (360)387-4724 or email him at micrere@aol.com.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

SILVANA VIKINg hALL BINgO

6pm. Come early for some food! 1331 Pioneer Hwy, Silvana. Questions

360-652-2538. EVERY MONTH, 2nd Sunday.

Photo I.D. your jewelry

in case of loss. Appraisalgrade

photos starting at

$1 during our Appraisal

& Gold Clinics.

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8710 - 271st St NW, Stanwood

madisonsjewelrystore.com

GEM OF THE NORTHWEST

CLINIC DATES: AUGUST 9-11 & AUGUST 23-25

and every two weeks after.

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STRANgE

FACT:

High-heeled

shoes were

originally

designed

for male

aristocrats.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12

STANWOOD-pILChuCK gLASS SChOOL

OpEN hOuSE

Connect with your creativity! Noon-5pm. Each summer, Pilchuck

Glass School opens its Stanwood campus to allow the public an opportunity

to explore this Northwest treasure. Join us to watch hot

glass demonstrations by renowned glass artists, enjoy docent led

tours of Pilchuck’s historic campus, browse Pilchuck’s collection of

glass art for sale, enter a raffle for your chance to win a 2012 Auction

Centerpiece, and participate in hands-on glass activities (additional

charges apply). Live music and food and beverage concessions will

also be available. Buy tickets online at https://pilchuck.wufoo.com/

forms/2012-open-house-registration/. Contact (206) 621-8422 for

more info. Reservations required in advance.

MONDAY, AUGUST 13

SpORTS phYSICALS

The Stanwood 4A Booster Club will be hosting a sports physical

night Mon, Aug. 13, 6-9 p m. at Stanwood High School. Middle

school and high school student athletes needing a sports physical

can get one for a small fee. Local doctors, nurses, and physical

therapists will be on hand to perform the exams. 425-220-8405.

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

pARK WORK pARTY

Hosted by Friends of Camano Island Parks. Meet at the Camano

Island State Park Ranger Station at 9:30 am. Bring lunch; dessert

and beverage provided. FOCIP provides the tools. Rain or shine.

Join us at the work parties and find a task that fits!

AuguST

FLOWER:

Gladiolus

Gladiolus

means

“splendid

beauty”

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

JuDE WOOD ART OpENINg

Jude Wood was a custom tapestry weaver for many years while

her 2 sons were growing up. It was all about texture and color

even then. Arthritis in her hands curtailed the weaving chapter

of her life. Divorced after 27 years. Remarried in 2003. In that year

she became interested in trying her hand at painting for the first

time. Creating texture and color using paint and mediums ignited

a new world of wonder. In 2010, her passion took off when she

started painting women’s faces. Abstract, “picasso-like” faces.

Bright, colorful, outrageous, happy faces..... It all started with “Delores”.

Jude spends her time between Victoria, BC and Sun City,

Arizona with her husband Victor. Jude Wood’s 2nd showing of her

5 new works @ Z’s Body & Soul, 9504 271st, from 5-7pm. Come

join us for cheer and appies!

Schedule of Events

August 11: Car Show / Outdoor

Market / Poker Run

September 8: Gala Auction

September 22: Community Dance

September 29: Lobsta Mania

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A Place For All Your “Celebrations!”

360-387-0222

www.camanocenter.org

606 Arrowhead Road

Camano Island, WA 98282

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

pLANS TO RAISE & WIDEN SR 52 & OpEN hOuSE

Starting in summer 2013, we’re going to raise and widen the highway

west of the new Camano Gateway bridge between Smith and

Eide roads and replace the Davis Slough bridge. This will help protect

the highway from flooding for many years to come. The work

is essentially an extension of the recent improvements between

I-5 and the new bridge. Work is expected to wrap up in 2014. The

highway and bridge were built more than 60 years ago and are

not tall enough or strong enough to withstand storms, high tides

and flooding. To give you a better idea of what we’re talking about,

check out these pictures of large piles of logs pushed up against

the bridge and highway after storms and flooding. We plan raise

the overall roadway approximately 5 feet, and we will replace the

existing two-lane, 32-foot-wide bridge over Davis Slough with a

new 56-foot-wide bridge. The new bridge will have one 12-footwide

lane in each direction, a 4-foot-wide median and 14-foot-wide

shoulders. It’ll look similar to the Camano Gateway bridge, just not

nearly as big. Open house set for Aug. 14th. We’re hosting an open

house on Camano Island to share plans and pictures of the project.

We’ll be available to answer any questions you might have and provide

any additional details you might want. The open house will be

from 4-7 p.m. at the Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road. It will be

an informal meeting, so feel free to come at any time. Call Dustin

Terpening at 360-757-5997 for more info.

Associate Ann Hoppe Brokers

(425) 530-6151

Ann Hoppe

425-530-6151

www.annhoppe.remax.com

(360) 387-4700

Fax: (360) 387-5039

811-D N. Sunrise Blvd.,

Camano Island, WA 98282

(at Terry’s Corner

in the building with the big red roof)

Open Mon-Fri: 9-5 • Sat: 8-noon

Closed for lunch: 12:30-1:30

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TUESDAY, AUGUST 14

VIRTuAL VACATION

Take a virtual vacation, or plan for your next vacation, by using

online resources available through the library at 1:30 p.m. at the

Stanwood Library, 9701-271st St. NW. Three resources will be highlighted

during this presentation. For information, call the library at

360-629-3132 or visit http://www.sno-isle.org.

STRANgE

FACT:

American televangelist

Jim

Bakker played

a Sleestak on

one episode

of the classic

children’s

television show

“Land of the

Lost.”

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

SummER READINg gRAND FINALE

WITh DEANO ThE CLOWN

1pm at Camano Island Library. Celebrate a great summer of reading

with local favorite Deano the Clown. Lots of surprises and prizes,

including free backpacks for the kids. Funded by the Camano

Island Library Friends and supported by Thomas & Associates.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15

hAppY hOuR AND muSIC ON ThE pATIO

Enjoy a cocktail and the music of Michael Clune, starting at 3:30pm

until 4:30pm at Merrill Gardens in Stanwood. There is no charge to

attend. Please call 360-629-3445 to rsvp.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

10am-4pm

Come join us for live music,

wagon rides, farm equipment,

pioneer play area, kid games,

farm walks, good food & a

produce stand. Free admission.

24101 Miller Rd, Stanwood • 360-652-4663 • klesickfamilyfarm.com

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

FERmENTATION / pRESERVATION WORKShOp

5:30-7:30pm at Shambala Farm. Come learn how to make your own

kim-chi, and discuss saurkraut, herbal meads (honeywine), water

kefir, and more! $20 donation helpful. 395 E. North Camano Dr.

www.ShambalaFarm.com. 360-387-4110 RSVP.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

AT ThE BRINK

Folk rock trio, Real Folk. Blending musical energy and sweet vocal

harmonies with a message that brings awareness to social issues,

7pm at the Conway Muse.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16

ORAL CARE AND YOuR hEALTh

This is a special presentation for caregivers….family members and

professionals are both welcome. Dr Rafoth, of Cascadia Dentistry,

will teach us how oral health can affect the overall health of ourselves

and those that we care for. 1pm at Merrill Gardens at Stanwood.

There is no cost to attend. Lunch is complimentary. Please

call 360-629-3445 to rsvp

Camano Island Marketplace is a joint venture

between many local businesses and artists, coming

together to create a unique “old time” feel to a new building.

• Gifts and merchandise abound in this

retro shop. We have many local vendors

and items here, with everything from

shirts, hats, magnets, knick knacks,

meats, and everything in between.

• Drinks include a full espresso stand

and other amenities such as the classic

Frozen X-Plosion smoothie, soft serve

ice cream, and retro sodas, courtesy of

Camano Island Coffee Roasters.

• Food items include such delicacies as

pulled pork, bratwurst, roast beef, all

provided by Del Fox Custom Meats.

• Fresh deliveries from the Breadfarm and

from Shambala Farm & Nursery enable

customers to buy the freshest possible

organic bread and produce.

• Local Seacoast Gardener Phil Rifner

brings us floral bouquets for sale here

Thursday - Sunday.

• We also have a partnership with Pirate’s

Chocolate, maker of gourmet truffles.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

SNOhOmISh FIREFIghTERS pIpES & DRumS

will be holding their 2nd Annual benefit at Leatherheads Pub & Eatery

- Friday, August 17, 6-10pm. Beer, brats, and special guests’ the

South End String Band “Hype and Strum Corps” will be featured.

Come celebrate this fun evening of bagpiping and drumming. It’s

like celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in August! More info can be found

at:www.leatherheadspub.com.

Come on by and enjoy our superb

waterfront views…all café items

will be available to either eat in or

take away. We will also be serving

our daily breakfast of the day menu

for those who love breakfast any

time of the day.

SERVING LUNCH & DINNER

Open to the public, Tue-Sun.

Call for reservations:

360-387-0783

www.camanoislandinn.com

1054 S. West Camano Dr.

Camano Island, WA

98282

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

DANCE, DANCE, DANCE -- RD FRIDAY DANCE

Come learn Cowboy Cha Cha at our 7:30 p.m. pre-dance lesson.

Then stay and dance to a mix of swing, country, ballroom, and Latin

music. Pre-dance lesson starts at 7:30 p.m. and general dancing is

8:15 p.m.to 10:30 p.m. No partner necessary. Admission is $8 at

the door and includes the lesson. At the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910

270th St. NW, Stanwood. Call Mary at 360-387-6842 for more info.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

pORT SuSAN FARmERS mARKET

Serving Stanwood, Camano Island, Silvana & Conway. Downtown

Stanwood in the Viking Village. Fridays, August 10-September 21,

3pm-7pm, Saturday, September 22, 11am-3pm. Vegetables, Fruit,

Bread, Meat, Cheese, Honey. Flowers, Herbs, Prepared Foods, Education.

For more info, contact Leslie Collings, Market Manager, 360-

202-3932, leslie@portsusan.org.

STRANgE

FACT:

Adolph Hitler

played chess

daily. He

always played

the white

pieces, and

insisted on

being allowed

to replace one

of his bishops

with a second

queen.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

gLEANINg DINNER AND FARm FuN!

Community Dinner at Shambala Farm on Camano Island. Come

join us every Friday night, and bring along any possible surplus…

ie. fresh garden harvest, local Gleaning treasures and/or leftovers

for our Vegan/Carnivore glean cooperative dinner. Come 6ish with

goods to add to the stock-pot, or 7ish for dinner – we will visit in

the barn/outdoors enjoying the farm, music, animals, each other…and

then off we will go 9ish to the 10th Annual Camano Island

FREE Summer Cinema at Michael Chumleigh’s REEL FILMS. No RSVP

necessary, just join when you can! Nancy Chase, nancy@livewellventures.com,

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

ThE BLACKBERRY BuShES STRINgBAND

Acoustic Americana: this quintet of bluegrass instrumentation

draws from the deep roots of American folk music and add influences

from Bluegrass, Appalachian old-time, Indie-Rock, jazz and

pop. In the Parlor, $7 cover. 8pm at the Conway Muse.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

ThE 10Th ANNuAL CAmANO ISLAND

FREE SummER OuTDOOR CINEmA

Come picnic and ride the Railpup. Open mic at 7:30. Movie starts

at Dusk. We’re located at the southwest corner of East Camano

and Dallman Rd. on the south end of Camano. Bring a blanket

or lawn chair, or use one of ours. All shows include a cartoon and

short subject. For weekly feature movie listings and other info call

360 387-4579 or visit our website at www.chumleigh.com.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

FORD pLAYS DOS REALES

5:30-8:30pm. Mixture of finger-style jazz standards, North & South

American Standards, brazilian tunes some neo-pop and originals.

No cover. Located at 9739 SR Hwy 532, Stanwood.

AUGUST 18

is

BAD

pOETRY

DAY

Roses are red,

Violets are

blue,

Reading the

Crab Cracker

Is fun for

yourself.

www.TheCrabCracker.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

WEST COAST SWINg FRIDAYS!

All ages! The Atrium is now dancing at Studio Z! between Subway

and the movie theater. 6:30 Basics Lesson/7:15 intermediate lesson/8-10PM

Dance. Only $5 per person for the entire night!!!! Join

the fun every Friday night and be a part of our growing tight knit

community of swing dancers! New dancers always welcomed!

Progressive 4 week classes offered on Saturdays. See www.theatriumstanwood.com

for more info. 7009 265th St. NW, Stanwood.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17

“CLuB FRIDAY”

Community Open House and Free Lunch!! This is the only Open

House with Free Lunch specifically designed to give back to the

Community. Noon to 2 pm at Windermere Country Club location

every Friday with Free Lunch and a different sponsor / speaker.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, AUGUST 17-19

TRuE NORTh: A ChRISTIAN CAmp RETREAT

Men’s Camping Retreat at Camano Island State Park Group Camp.

A 3-day camping experience for men of all ages. Multi-church,

multi-denomination event: camping, relaxing, hiking, fishing,

boating, Saturday BBQ ribs & crab, music, two talks, songs, sharing

around the campfire...all meals provided. All this for $30 per person!

Sign up & for more info: BILLY, billyjen@snohomish.net, 360-

631-0604, or JOSH, josh@elgerbaygrocery.com, 360-387-2262.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

ThE 10Th DISTRICT REpuBLICANS RD ANNuAL

pOT-LuCK FAmILY pICNIC & BAKE SALE

11am-4pm, join your local Republicans at the Stanwood/Camano

Fairgrounds for a day of fun & food along with speeches from your

local candidates. Admission is free (except for a canned food donation

to benefit Stanwood Food Bank). For more information, check

out our website at www.snocogop.org or call 425-344-4405.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

CASA DOg WASh – BRINg YOuR DOg

CASA is hosting its 6th annual Dog Wash from 11am-4pm at the

shelter (corner of Can Ku Road and East Camano Drive). The cost

for a bath is $8 to $12, depending on the size of the animal and

micro-chipping is available for just $25. For an additional fee, pups

can have a manicure. Nail clipping services are provided by Bathing

Beauties Mobile Pet Salon and Krista’s Pet Spaw. Dogs go home

proudly wearing their new souvenir bandana. Bring your dog and

join us for this fun event. All proceeds benefit CASA, our local animal

shelter. 360-387-1902, www.camanoanimalshelter.org.

Now featuring:

Growlers-to-go of your

favorite craft ales!

360-629-5555 • 10209 270th St NW, Stanwood

www.LEATHERHEADSPUB.com

YOUR LOCAL BOOKSELLERS

Outstanding and eclectic selection of

books, cards and gifts

8616 – 271st Street NW, Stanwood

360-629-3631

www.snowgoosebookstore.com

Open Mondays-Saturdays:10am-4pm

Donations Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat: 10am-3pm

1335 SR 532 • 360-629-6142

Ford Giesbrecht

All Ages, Levels & Styles.

Learn at Your Own Pace.

Instruction & Performance

Ukulele & Bass Lessons Also Available

Serving Stanwood & Camano Island

360-631-0661•guitarbyford.com

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CALENDAR

OF EVENTS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

guY JOhNSON BAND

Rock dance hits from the 1950s to the present. This highly entertaining

and versatile rock trio performs dance hits plus Guy

Johnson’soriginal songs with that 60’s feel. 9pm-midnight at Cyndy’s

Broiler.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

pERmACuLTuRE FOR KIDS pLAYShOp

1pm-3pm at Shambala Farm. We invite you to spend an afternoon

with the Shambala team, learning how to grow your own garden!

Hands-on activities plus Farm Tour (parents can join!) at 2pm. KIDS

(5-18), bring a friend, supervisors welcome. Suggested donation

$20/child + enjoy a tasty salad that kids can harvest after the class.

395E N Camano Dr. www.ShambalaFarm.com 360-387-4110 RSVP.

AUGUST 18

NATIONAL

hOmELESS

ANImALS’

DAY

is always on the

third Saturday

of August each

year. Source:

International

Society for

Animal Rights

Web site: www.

isaronline.

org/campaign_

NHAD.htm

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

OLD FAShIONED FARm DAY

10am-4pm at Klesick Family Farm (24101 Miller Road, Stanwood).

Come out to the Klesick Farm and join us for an old fashioned farm

celebration! Celebrate the season with us by enjoying a fun-filled

day with live music, wagon rides, farm equipment, a pioneer play

area, tug-o-war, balloon toss, gunny sack race, farm walks, good

food, and a produce stand - all set in the picturesque Stillaguamish

River Valley. 360-652-4663. FREE ADMISSION!

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

CAmANO ISLAND NATuRE pROgRAm – ORCAS

Camano Island State Park amphitheater, 7:30 pm. Want to learn

even more than you already know about orcas How are orcas doing

in our Salish Sea waters A Park Ranger will present information

and photos about orcas at this nature program. Sponsored by

Friends of Camano Island Parks and Washington State Parks. Email

FOCIP.JudyC@gmail.com for more information.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

CANNINg AppLES & pEARS

11am at Stanwood Country Store, 8815 272nd Street NW. Canning

Apples and Pears with Vivian Smallwood, WSU Master Canner. Sign

up online at www.skagitfarmers.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

AARp DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

This course is sponsored by AARP. On completion drivers 55 plus

are eligible for State mandated reduction in automobile insurance

premiums. AARP members pay $12 and non- members pay $14

for this 8 hour classroom course. During the Month of August

2012, all current and retired eductors and school personnel are

eligible to take the AARP Driver Safety classroom course for just

$5. 9am to 5pm at Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano

Island, 360-387-0222 to register. Linda Rubadue Instructor.

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

FREE hOT DOgS AND SODA

11am-2pm at Stanwood Country Store, during their 78th Anniversary

Celebration! 8815 272nd Street NW. 360-629-7033. www.

skagitfarmers.com.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

ThE mOuNTAIN RuNNERS

The Lincoln Theatre presents the local film “The Mountain Runners”

at 7:30pm. The movie tells the story of the Mount Baker Marathon

and the group of hardy individuals that braved snow storms, foul

weather and death, to summit Mount Baker and return to Bellingham

for a winning purse of only $100. The old-time band from the

movie’s soundtrack, “Pretty Little Feet,” will perform in the theatre

before the show from 7-7:30pm. Tickets and information are available

at lincolntheatre.org or by calling 360-336-8955.

AUGUST 21

STATEhOOD

DAY -

hAWAII

President

Eisenhower

signed a proclamation

on

August 21, 1959

declaring Hawaii

to be the 50th

state.

* The third

Friday in August

is observed as

a state holiday

in Hawaii each

year.Source:

http://home.

hawaii.rr.com/

hawaiianweb/

holiday05.html.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

SKAgIT BLuES FESTIVAL

The Conway Muse presents the 2nd annual Skagit Blues Festival at

5pm on our huge outdoor stage. Starring two incredibly entertaining

performers, Blue-eyed Soul, Gospel-flavored R&B, Roadhouse

Rock!!! Tommy Castro and the Painkillers: “A gifted lead guitarist

firmly in touch with his lyrical voice, Castro writes an alluring blend

of straight ahead blues and Memphis-style soul.” - Blues Revue.

Tommy’s 14th album release, Hard Believer, won the coveted BMA

award in 2010 for Contemporary Blues Album of the Year. The Mark

DuFresne Band: Dufresne’s work on the chromatic harmonica is

considered as some of the most innovative in Blues music, and

his skill at circular breathing consistenly leaves audiences amazed.

The Washington Blues Society has awarded him best vocalist,

songwriter and harmonica more than any other artist. Advance

tickets are $25 at www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/261358

and at the Conway Muse during opening hours 5-11pm. Wed-Sun.

Festival seating limited to 150, this event will sure to sell out, arrive

early for best seats down front. Grounds open at 3pm. All ages. This

is Tommy Castro’s only Washington appearance before heading to

Canada and then on to Norway and Ireland. Rain or shine - in the

Renaissance Room if inclement weather. The Muse is a big white

barn at the west end of Main Street in Conway.

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OF EVENTS

COMING

SOON:

AUGUST 25

CAMANO

VIEW DASH

AUGUST 25-26

PORT SUSAN

SLOW FOOD

MUSIC

FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19

SELAh SERVICE

A special outdoor service featuring music, readings and silent

prayer. Led by Jeff Johnson with violinist, Wendy Goodwin. 7pm

at St. Aidan’s Garden Stage, 1318 E. State Hwy. 532, Camano Island

(360) 629-3969. Childcare provided.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

STAR pARTY

Teen Program. 8pm at Camano Island Library. Bob Scott from the

Island County Astronomical Society will show us what we can expect

to see when we go outside to view the stars. Pizza and Power-

Point at 8 pm, star viewing around 9 pm.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

TOCATO TANgO

Open dance in the Parlor with a hot 4-piece tango band. (Pay what

you can). 8pm at the Conway Muse.

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CLASSES &

WORKSHOPS

Intro to Drawing / Painting “Plants and Gardens”: Beatrix Potter

style at Shambala Farm, Sat Aug. 11: Art instructor Bobbi Samples

will show you how to draw botanicals using pencils, pen and/or

watercolors. Learn how to draw what you see, add your own style,

and start a Gardeners or Wildplant Journal. Teens-adult class

12pm-2pm, FREE farm tour at 2, then child-teens 3-5PM. Parent/

child grouping encouraged at either class. Suggested donation

$20/student (+ small supply cost or bring your own). 395E North

Camano Dr. RSVP 360-387-4110 or Bobbi at 425 508 2931.

A Girlfriend, a cookie and a paintbrush. A new class offered at

the new ‘Guilded Gallery’. Join us on August 15th from either 11-1

or 2-4. This is the perfect girlfriend gathering. A make and take

class. All materials provided. Gallery is located at 8700 271st in

Stanwood. This is a folk art style of painting techniques applied to

wood that your instructors; Cindy Ellinger and Patti Pontikis will assist

you with. Stop by the gallery to choose your project from two

styles of birdhouse plaques or an angel. The cost of each kit is $35.

If you have further questions call Cindy at 360-631-0326. Join us

for an afternoon of creativity. And, cookies will be served.

CPR & First Aid Classes: Camano Island Fire and Rescue is offering

CPR and First Aid Classes. Please call the Administration office at

387-1512 or our website at www.camanofire.com for class info.

STRANgE

FACT:

Sally debuts

(as an infant)

in the Peanuts

cartoon strip

on August 23,

1959

Dichroic/Italian Fused Glass Join us for a unique experience of making

a beautiful fused glass pendant that you can be proud to call

your own work of art. Taking place on Thursday September 13th

from 2 pm to 4 pm at the new ‘A Guilded Gallery’, formerly the Gallery

By the Bay. The gallery is at 8700 271st in Stanwood. Cost for

the class is $35 with an additional $10 for materials and kiln time.

Stop by the gallery to sign up for your class. The husband and wife

team of Patti Pontikis and Dick Meske are your instructors. This is a

great class to call out your creative spirit with a friend. Call Patti at

360-387-5267 if you have questions.

New classes at the Camano Country Club 1243 S. Beach Dr., Camano

Island. Cardio, Core & Strength. Mon. & Fri. 8:30 a.m. Low impact aerobics

class. please bring a mat. First class free. Line Dance Lessons, Ultra

Beginner Tues. at 3pm. $5 drop-in fee. Call Kathy for more information:

425-205-0870.

360-629-4597

www.HewlettDental.com

“Our goal is to provide you & your family with

state-of-the-art dental care in an environment

that is both comfortable & caring.”

• COSMETIC DENTISTRY

• PREVENTIVE DENTISTRY

• NEW PATIENTS WELCOME!

• MOST INSURANCES ACCEPTED

• VOTED “BEST DENTIST” 9 YEARS IN A ROW

9528 271st Street NW, Stanwood

(across from the library)

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MEETINGS

and CLUBS

Toastmasters International meets August 15th, 7:15-8:30 a m. in

the social room at the Stanwood Community and Senior Center,

7430 276th St. NW. For more information, contact Jane, 425- 231-

4517 or Eleanor, 629-3499.

Camano Island Library Friends meeting August 23 at 7pm. The

Friends are the generous folks working to keep a permanent library

facility on Camano. Everyone welcome! We meet at the library on

the fourth Thursday each month.

Explore the Mind! Free monthly class to help handle stress and

other challenging aspects of life. 11:15 - 12:15 at the Camano Center,

606 Arrowhead Road. No need to pre-register, just come on by!

This class meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month. – Rita Ballard,

C.Ht. 360-915-2910.

The 10th District Republicans meet every fourth Monday of the

month at 7PM at the Stanwood Library. Please feel free to stop

in and see what we’re up to. We always welcome your “two cents

worth”, especially during election season.

This page

contains

information

on meetings,

clubs, and

events that

occur on an

ongoing or

regular basis.

PFLAG Meeting: The Stanwood-Camano PFLAG Satellite Support

Group will meet on Thursday August 16th at 7 pm in the public meeting

room of the S-C library. GLBT persons, their friends, families and

allies are invited to attend this meeting for a conversation in an atmosphere

of acceptance and safety. Interested persons may contact Pat

Clark (360-631-0703) or Kathy Reim (360-856-4676) for more info.

Soroptimist International of Stanwood/Camano: We are an organization

of women helping women and girls in our community who

are less fortunate than ourselves. We meet the 3rd Thursday of each

month (July 19), 6PM @ Leatherheads Pub & Eatery in Stanwood. If you

have been wondering how you can give back or make an impact on

your community, we might be the perfect fit.

Camano Island Fire & Rescue’s Board of Fire Commissioners meet

every 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 7pm. These meetings are

open to the public. Location of the meetings may vary, so please contact

360/387-1512 for further information.

Family Owned & Operated ~

Nick & Carrie Foxen

Your Guaranteed Automotive Resource

Sales ~ Service ~ Repair

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6 South Sapphire Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282

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NATURE NOTES

These trees

are almost

impossible to

transplant so

don’t try to dig

up a healthy

one. Transplant

attempts & the

fact that they

are extremely

sensitive to

pollution, are

threatening

the species’

survival.”

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ThE BEAuTIFuL mADRONES OF CAmANO ISLAND

“Many years ago when I first graduated from college, I lived in

Sacramento, California, on a street named Madrona Avenue. At

the time I had no idea what the word “Madrona” meant. It is not

a tree one finds in Montana or Eastern Washington where I had

spent much of my life. But here on Camano Island I was delighted

to discover and learn about this attractive and remarkable evergreen.

Once you have seen the tree, you will find it is quite easy

to recognize. The long leaves are shiny and leatherlike. The bark

is paper thin. In young trees the bark is chartreuse in color. As

the tree matures the bark becomes a smooth reddish-brown. It

typically peels away or flakes off the trunk and branches, revealing

the silken smooth layer beneath. In spring the Madrone is magnificent

with its pinkish-white clusters of urn shaped flowers that

somewhat resemble lily-of-the-valley. Bright orange-red berries

follow, ripening in the fall. They often still adorn the tree at Christmas.

The bluffs of Camano Island State Park provide a fine habitat

for Madrone. Here the soil is coarsely textured and well drained.

The site also provides good sun exposure for much of the day. The

tree was probably first called Crespi Madrono by Father Juan Crespi

in California in the late eighteenth century. Madrono means

“strawberry tree” in Spanish and the padre likened it to the Spanish-Mediterranean

strawberry tree. He may also have felt that it

looked like it belonged in the warmer Mediterranean climate. But

as noted botanist Dr. Arthur Kruckeberg* noted at a Stanwood

lecture, our climate is in reality similar to that of the Mediterranean.

The Madrone is a member of the Heath family. Its genus

and species name is Arbutus menziesii. It was so named in honor

of Archibald Menzies, a naturalist who visited the Northwest coast

several times in the late 1780’s. Many of our British Columbia

neighbors and native plant students refer to the tree commonly

as Arbutus rather than Madrone or Pacific madrone. The leaves

and bark of the Madrone have been valued as having astringent

qualities. Its wood has been historically valued in fashioning various

items from spoons to boat keels. It is considered a good wood

for furniture making, but has not been used much commercially in

this manner. The wood has also been used successfully in charcoal

production. The beauty of the trees makes them desirable additions

to well-drained yard or landscaping sites. However, some

may find their habit of constantly dropping their leaves too messy

for manicured yards. Their best habitat is probably where they are

often found in the wild – at the edge of the bluff where their falling

leaves are not a cleanup problem.” – Pat Nash, Beach Watcher.

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SENIOR

HAPPENINGS

ThE CAmANO CENTER

606 Arrowhead Road • 360-387-0222 • www.camanocenter.org

Camano Center trips:

Pike Place Market, August 16th. Enjoy late summer produce and

flowers, and everything else the Market has to offer! $15 for Center

members, $20 for non-members. Pay by August 3rd.

Whale Watching Cruise and Friday Harbor August 20th. An all

day event. Lunch included onboard before arriving at Friday Harbor.

Two hours in Friday Harbor and then return by 5:30 pm to the

docks. Price includes transportation and cruise with lunch. $107

members, $115 non-members.

Granville Island August 28th. B.C. Canada bound! Our annual pilgrimage

to the Island to the North. Enjoy the great Market and

sea air. Bring your passport or enhanced drivers license. Members

$30/Non-Members $35. Please pay by August 16th.

STANWOOD COmmuNITY & SENIOR CENTER

AND ThE CENTER COuRT ThRIFT STORE

7430 276th Street NW • 360-629-7403 • www.stanwoodseniorcenter.org

The Center at Stanwood provides a number of services & activities.

They include the following: Room Rentals * Breakfast, Lunch

and Dinner Cafe* Trips * Salon Services * Massage Therapy * Thrift

Store*Community Events * Educational Classes for Adults and Children

* Senior Housing * Senior Medical Transportation through

LEAP (Life Enhancement Assistance Program). Check us out!

Interior / Exterior

Patrick and Tamara Kelly

Husband & wife team serving

Stanwood & Camano Island Since 1986.

360-652-6374

Licensed, Bonded & Insured #Kellye*895BF

cookware, bakeware, appliances, gadgets

and specialty items that bring gourmet

capability to the everyday kitchen.

370 N. East Camano Dr. #7

Camano Island, WA 98282

360-387-1609

www.KarensKitchenandGifts.com

INN at

BARNUM

POINT

Bed & Breakfast

On the Beach on

Camano Island

Gift Certificates

360-387-2256

Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-5pm, Most Sundays: 11am-3pm

www.InnatBarnumPoint.com 8820 Viking Village • Stanwood • Since 1981

www.TheCrabCracker.com

• CAMANO GIFTS!!!

• Shirts, Sweatshirts, and Crabby Stuff.

• Lefse and More! Ya Betcha!

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LEGAL LINGO

Legal Lingo is

a new feature

page of

information

by Anthony

DiPietro,

Attorney

at Law

360-926-8218

ORAL CONTRACTS By: Anthony DiPietro, Attorney at Law

“I once had a logger and his son come into my office with a complaint

about a logging project that had gone bad. Upon questioning

it appeared that this agreement dealt with the logging of hundreds

of acres of timber worth many thousands of dollars. I asked to see

the contract and they just look at me like I was an idiot. These two

pilgrims had actually commenced to log thousands of dollars worth

of timber over hundreds of acres of land on a handshake. As I was

pulling myself up from the floor and pulling my chair back into place

I asked them just what planet they had come from. The answer was

less than informative. So was the “contract” valid Is there such a

thing as an “oral” contract Absent certain vital questions this case

raised, like the requirement that all contracts dealing in land or real

property must be in writing, the answer is yes. Oral contracts are

indeed valid if certain requirements are met. The problem, and it’s

a big one, is that there is nothing to formalize or memorialize your

agreement. Thus, when the deal goes bad, as many do, you end up

in a “swearing contest” where both sides swear to tell the truth and

each testifies in a different manner. The parties then must call witnesses

to testify as to what they heard or saw. The trial of such a case

can go on for many days and cost thousands of dollars more than it

would have if a well drafted written agreement had been prepared.

I’ve had many clients tell me they are entering into a partnership

with friends and don’t need a contract. After all, they are just buying

a home to fix up and resell. They have been friends for years and are

going to chip in for the down payment and all will be fine. So I ask a

few questions. Are you each paying the same amount for the down

payment If not, are you going to divide the proceeds equally Who

is going to do the work Who is going to supervise the work Will

the supervisor get a bigger share of the profits If the deal shows a

loss, how will the losses be divided And the questions go on and on.

Sooner or later the client realizes that something better be in writing

to make sure everyone is on the same page and there are no issues

unresolved. The reader can imagine what lengths an attorney must

go to in an effort to “prove” his client’s side of the case if the agreement

is not in writing. Are you contemplating a business deal with a

soon-to-be ex-friend Get it in writing and have it done by someone

well versed in business matters who will ask the right questions.”

HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!

from your Camano Island Real Estate Expert

JAN MATHER

Managing Broker

360-507-4133

Website: www.janmather.com

Blog: www.camanoproperty.com

Email: janmather@windermere.com

Windermere Real Estate / CIR

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Moonshine

Wisdom & Wit

RETIREmENT FOR DummIES

by Jack Archibald

“I got a lot of retired neighbors. You see em walking the dog 17

times a day or mowing lawn 3 times a week or driving to town 2

times a day. They’re not acclimated yet to days on end, empty as

a TV, that they have to fill up every morning all over again.

Retirement, as I’ve known since I took mine at age 27 or so, is no

easy job. Folks wait most of their lives to get to that stage of life,

not really imagining the reality of it, just hungering for a cessation

of their hellish jobs. They think VACATION! Years of it. They

think a really long weekend. Drink a few beers, watch some ball

games, clean the garage. They don’t think of what happens

when the garage IS clean, the ballgames aren’t on everyday,

and a few beers becomes incipient alcoholism. Their wives do.

They never imagined, though, that retirement meant having to

share the house, share the days, share their old privacy.

I know: I should write a Self-Help book on Retirement. Save

some marriages, save the neighborhood, even save some lives.

Get rich doing it too. But … as I said, I’m retired. Not exactly

looking to start a career at my advanced age. Probably be Chapter

One. Or my epitaph.

Story by Jack

Archibald.

For further

moonshine

wisdom and wet

powder wit,

check out the

SKEETER DADDLE

DIARIES at

www.

skeeterdaddle.

net

Retirement’s a tricky act. It’s not really institutionalized indolence.

It’s actually learning how to create your day. Day after

day. Week after week. Year after …. Okay, you get it. But a lot

of my neighbors don’t. Course, they don’t have my advantage

of many decades of trial and terror. Mostly terror, sure, but you

spend as much time as me figuring out Time Management as

an Art Form, you got a leg or three up on the poor schnook who

stops the 8 hour, 5 day a week regimen, bam! And then hopes

to just live out the remaining years in the Lazy Boy with a remote

and a faithful missuz who maybe isn’t ready to be a 24

hour maid service or an indentured servant. Gonna be trouble,

guaranteed! Gonna be stress, high blood pressure, the inevitable

heart attack. For some of them, retirement might be a little

more ominous than a trip to Maui. If boredom doesn’t kill em,

the missuz might. “

Karen & Gene

Eidsness,

Owners/Mgrs

• 24-Hour Onsite Security • Video Surveillance

• 300 SELF-STORAGE UNITS

• 200 RV, BOAT & VEHICLE SPACES

Boat / Vehicle Storage

Storage Units

5x10 to 10x24

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WATERFRONT $389,000

Beautiful north island, high bluff property with a wide open

view and a classic tri-level cabin. Great price for propertyoriginally

3 lots combined to total 1.43 acres, partially fenced

and wooded for privacy. Community beach and boat launch.

#375190

WATERFRONT $649,000

Sandy beaches of the Country Club just off the deck of this

great Camano home. Open floor plan is perfect for enjoying

friends or taking in the water, wildlife and Mt Baker views.

Part time or year round, the easy care landscape is a bonus!

Versatile garage passes through to the beach. #285363

MULTI-GEN $409,000

Wonderful setup-two homes combined for 4300+asf with 4

bedrooms/3.75 baths. Double kitchens, dens, living and rec

rooms. Attached garage plus detached garage with shop and

office space. Nice 4.82 acres with small barn, fenced

playground, greenhouse and gardens. #346891

WATERFRONT $529,000

Offering privacy and view this lovely home is perched above a

fabulous beach on Camano. Parked out 1.25 acres with

gazebo and BBQ area plus a trail down to the waterfront.

Roomy 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths, sizeable kitchen, 1800 asf and

a nice patio to soak in the sun or enjoy the view. #384076

CAMANO ISLAND $220,000

Log home on 1.25 acres with a detached garage, additional 2

room/bath studio and storage building. Lots of options for

the handyperson-deck, drywall and roof have had

improvements but some cosmetic work needed. Close to the

State Park and beaches. #383945

WATERFRONT $495,000

Located on Camano’s west side, with 40 feet of prime

beachfront, 3 bedroom home would make a great getaway or

remodel into your dream home. Roomy yard slopes down to

bulkhead and stairs to the beach-great place to relax and

enjoy the sun and waves. #378871

WATERFRONT $449,000

Priced to sell! Beautifully appointed 1485 asf north Camano

home on the water. Spectacular western views of Saratoga

Passage, boats, whales and Whidbey Island. Nice deck, boat

davit and stairs to the beach from the bulkhead. #367859

VIEW HOME $325,000

Tranquil bluff above the beach is the setting for this newly

upgraded Camano cabin. Big deck to enjoy the views of

sunsets, boats and snow-tipped Olympic mountains. Lower

level roughed in-will need some finish work. Two car garage

and beach access. #377590

EVERETT $349,000

Newer duplex in convenient downtown Everett. Corner lot

provides extra parking. Each unit has 3 bedrooms/2.5 baths

with a large living room, kitchen with dining, laundry and

single car garage plus parking space. Covered porches and

decks, fully fenced. #322450

Camano Island | Country Club

1283 Elger Bay Rd

360/387-3411

WATERFRONT $875,000

Stunning interior at this beautiful beach home on the west

side of Camano. Lots of wood & windows, vaulted ceilings,

master with private veranda and fireplace. Easy care

landscape just off the deck and a mooring buoy for your boat

out front. Fabulous views-eagles, boats, mtns! #338404

Stanwood | Next to Bartell Drugs

7359 267th St NW

360/629-8233

VIEW HOME $259,000

Wonderful views of the Olympics and boats from this west

side home in Camano Shores. Has a fabulous deck with built

in hot tub overlooking Saratoga Passage. Beautiful interior

with a wide open floor plan and large kitchen. New siding,

roof and exterior paint and a great price! #122656

Camano Island | Terry’s Corner

818 N Sunrise Blvd

360/387-4663

ROCKY POINT $445,000

Gorgeous island Craftsman 4 BR designed by John Robinson

with lovely western views. Energy efficient solid concrete

walls. Hardwoods, master suite with deck, great covered

porch and extra living area on lower level. Lot is treed nicely -

with concrete paths and a stone fountain. #385126

www.camanorealestate.com

www.facebook.com/CamanoLife

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LIBRARY NEWS

KEEPING THE ISLAND INFORMED

ABOUT LIBRARY EVENTS

Camano Island

Library,

Terry’s Corner

848 N. Sunrise

Blvd., Camano

Island

(360) 387-5150

We have calendars, a webpage and listings in the Crab Cracker

too, but we’ve added one more tool to help us advertise library

events at the Camano Island Library Pilot Project. With financial

support from the Camano Island Library Friends, we have a brand

new information sign outside the Library. Mortenson Sign came

up with the design after consulting with the Sno-Isle Libraries inhouse

graphics team, and we think they did a great job!

–Photo and story by David Menard.

Mon: 1-5

Tues: 10-7

Wed: 10-7

Thu: 10-7

Fri: 10-5

Sat: 10-5

Sun: Closed

NEW

LOCATION

Family Owned & Operated

360-629-9604

www.darrowscarpet.com

27028 - 99th Ave. NW • Stanwood • Next to Ledlum’s Floral

Free Estimates, Quality Work

Residential & Commercial

Carpet • Blinds

Hardwoods

Laminates

Tile • Vinyl

Financing Available OAC

EMAIL:

darrowscarpets@frontier.com

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LOCAL POEMS

& STORIES

DREAMT ABOUT AN ANIMAL

A wild cat represents your ambition. A bird represents freedom. A

dog represents your relationships. A horse represents self confidence.

A cat represents your sensual side. – Mary Ann Wells.

AUGUST LOVE

Poem by Mary Ann Wells

My memory

Dream summer days

Lazy afternoons

Bussing flies

And mosquitos in Missouri

Eat you alive

Summer showers

Yellow flowers

Barbecues and S’mores

Sunset hues, long lake moon

Warm evenings lure a song

Of crickets humming loud and long

Moonlit porches, you and me

A love seat

My husband and me!

Summer bliss.

Bonnie's Best Bet Batter

Wild Alaskan Salmon & Cod

Available at Camano Island

Marketplace at Terry’s Corner

Bonnie Brindle

360-387-7685

Bonniesbestbetbatter.com

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“Expanding Individual Awareness in a

Changing World"

Hypnosis: Because feeling better is

THAT important to you!

Rita Ballard, C.Ht.

360-915-2910

www.AwarenessHypnosis.com

Serving Island & Snohomish Counties

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listings

YOU CAN

HAVE YOUR

GARAGE

SALE LISTED

IN THIS

SECTION

FOR FREE!

Email us your info

thecrabcracker@

wavecable.com

FOR SALE

Livingston Dinghy for sale 9 ‘ 125.00. Call 360-387-2039.

Pictures and picture frames under $25 and baskets 50% off at 2nd Chance

Thrift Store on Camano Island, 1335 E SR 532.

FREE

3 male kittens, looking for good homes. 425.344.8554

FOUND

Female Tabby Cat Small, very frightened- Needs home! found on Camano

Island. Call 360-629-3006.

GARAGE / ESTATE / YARD SALES

One Day Estate Sale-TOOLS, Log splitter, Freezer, garage stuff, collectibles,

Complete Oak Whiskey Barrels. Aug 10, 9am 492 Partridge Lane, Camano

Island. Pictures at www.alleycatantique.com

Multi-Family Sale. Furniture, household items, kitchen items, too much

to list. August 11 &12, 8am – 4pm 273rd ave NW, Stanwood – Between

Josephine’s and Stanwood Elementary.

Multi-Family Garage Sale Lots of furniture, household items, baby clothes

and gear and misc. 3901 324th St NW, Stanwood, August 10-11, 9am-4pm.

Extra large barn/yard/multi family sale! Seadoo, large cabin cruiser boat

& trailer, guy stuff, household misc., antique Singer sewing machines, antique

wire recorder, vintage radio, kitchen misc., kids toys & clothes, lots of

useful items, something for everyone...really! Fri-Sat, August 10 & 11 from

9-5. Lake Ketchum area just off 76th Ave NW.

Estate Sale: 279 Meadow Drive, CamaLoch, August 10 & 11, 9 to 4.

Sunset West Community Garage Sale: 8:30am – 3:30 pm August 10-12.

Drive all the way up the hill and search the multiple household sales for

that missing item you’ve been looking for.

GARAGE SALE at 30526 76th Ave NW, Stanwood on Saturday, August 11, 9

-4:00. 50 plus years of tools, antiques, furniture, household, books, etc.

Estate Sale- Aug. 16, 17, and 18th. 9am to 4pm. Antique furniture, collectables,

tools, houshold items. Too much to list! 364 Forest Glen Ln. Camano

Island. Cash Only.

Friday Only: Aug 17 9A-4P No early birds! New Goodies--plus--7ft tall fixture

for ribbon/wrap/fabric, giant roll cello w/cutter/holder, bolt ribbon,

baskets, paper goods, kitchen stuff, stools. 836 Rocky Point Dr, Camano.

Garage Sale Award winning photographer/retired attorney, downsizing

sale. August 18 & 19 (Sat and Sun), 9AM--3PM. 40’ X 45’ out-building

full of furniture, antiques, indoor/outdoor arts, frames, tool, camping stuff,

misc. household items. 3765 S.E. Camano Dr. (1.5 miles south of Tyee Grocery)

Please park on street.

Multi-Family Garage Sale: Friday August 24th & Saturday August 25th. 9

AM – 3 PM 284th & 71st Drive NW in Stanwood.

HELP WANTED

Camano Island Fitness is looking to hire Physical Therapist and Personal

Trainer. Please email resume to: coachdawn@camafit.com

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listings

IF WE DON’T

KNOW

ABOUT IT,

WE CAN’T

PRINT IT.

Send your info

and/or images

to: thecrab

cracker@wavecable.com

HELP WANTED (continued)

Local non-profit Thrift Store now hiring part-time manager. Position is

a 6 month interim, with possibility of permanent employment. Approximately

23 hours a week. Salary D.O.E. Send letter of interest with resume

to: P.O. box 1285, Stanwood, WA 98292.

Considering a Career In Real Estate Windermere is looking for sales asociates

in our Stanwood and Camano Island offices. Contact Marla at marlaheagle@windermere.com

for more info.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Shambala Permaculture Farm, organic Produce Farm Stand + Edible Perennials

+ Fresh Bread 5 minutes from Stanwood! Food Forest Gardens,

woodland Nursery TH/FRI/SAT 10-5P w/2PM Farm tour incl. livestock. www.

ShambalaFarm.com 395E North Camano Dr., Camano. 360-387-4110.

FORTÉ Music Dance Art Studio offers private lessons on Sax, Clarinet,

Flute, Voice & Piano. 1095 Essex St. A-1 Camano Island. For info, contact

Chris Tuohy at 360-207-4632 or email christopher@fortemda.com.

Greg’s Mobile Small Engine Repair. Call me and get your chainsaw, lawnmower,

or other small gas engine equipment fixed. (425) 350-0938.

REAL ESTATE / FOR SALE / FOR RENT / FOR LEASE

Clean, Cheery, Carriage House for Rent: Private, peaceful setting on the

south east side of the island with a view of Port Susan & Mt. Baker. Maximum

occupancy 2. 850 sq ft, large one bedroom with walk-in closet. $850/

month, includes utilities & wireless internet. Extra charge of $40 a month

from October-March. $400 damage deposit & first month’s rent required &

a background check (paid for by renter). Email suziparks@hotmail.com or

call 425-350-6510 (9am-9pm) for more info.

Office space for lease in busy Naturopathic Clinic. Massage therapist also

wanted. 360 629-2222.

Day spa has massage therapist room available for lease. Part/full time

360-629-7546.

WANTED

ALWAYS BUYING Antiques & Estate Items including wooden snowshoes

and skis, old pottery, costume jewelry, vintage toys, farm items, vintage

kitchenware and small furniture. Buying vintage since 1985. Call Peggy: at

360-652-3293.

Windermere Real Estate / CIR

Rental Center for Both

Owners & Tenants

in Greater Stanwood

& Camano Island

VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW ALL OUR RENTAL HOMES OR JUST CALL OR STOP BY

www.camanorealestate.com/rentals • (360) 629-8233

7359 – 267th Street NW, Stanwood • Brokers: Keith Bjornethun & Ellen Bohn

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STANWOOD

SILVANA

KAYAK POINT,

WARM BEACH,

7 LAKES

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MAP OF CAMANO ISLAND

STANWOOD

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ARTISTS OF

THE WEEK

A group of

writers from

Camano Island

have brought

their talent

together and

will showcase

their books

at the Port

Susan Farmers

Market in

Stanwood.

Their combined

books

represent a

wide variety

of fiction,

non-fiction and

memoir. These

are the writers

who will

be available

throughout

the scheduled

market days:

CAMANO ISLAND WRITERS SHOWCASE

Mary Ann Hayes was born and raised in Spokane, attended Eastern

Washington University, then relocated to the Northwest where

she raised a family with Patrick, her husband of 38 years. Growing

up, her summers were spent at a mountain lake in Northern Idaho

where the seeds for Adeline, her first published novel, flourished

into a heartfelt tale of an old woman’s love for God, nature, and family.

Her second novel, A Friend like Frank, is a contemporary romantic

comedy available as an e-book through Amazon and will soon

be available in print as well. The sequel, The Trouble with Tony, is

scheduled to be available in print as well as in e-book format before

the end of the year. Judith (Judy) Kirscht was born and raised in Chicago,

raised her family in Michigan, taught writing at the Universities

of Michigan and University of California, Santa Barbara before

retiring to Camano Island to devote herself to her first love—writing

fiction. She’s now celebrating the publication of two novels: Nowhere

Else to Go, about a college town and school torn apart by the

civil rights movement, and The Inheritors, the story of an ethnicallymixed

woman whose discovery of her heritage in an abandoned

Chicago mansion threatens her first great love. Betty McCadden, a

native Washingtonian, has lived on Camano Island for the last seven

years. She graduated from the University of Washington and earned

a Master’s Degree in Education from Seattle Pacific University, then

worked as a School Counselor in Snohomish for 22 years. She retired

in 2006 after surviving a bout of cancer. She wasn’t expected

to “make it through the first year” but did, in part because she found

ways to enjoy life. Thinking of 101 reasons why she should enjoy being

bald gave her a light hearted approach to looking at death. As a

consequence, she has published her first book, 101 Benefits of Being

Bald, along with Bev Paulson, her neighbor and illustrator, and

her partner, Len Hoover, who did the computer work. The book is a

whimsical, but poignant look at cancer. Mary E. Trimble A prolific

writer, Trimble draws on personal experiences including purser and

ship’s diver aboard the tall ship, M.S. Explorer, two years with the

Peace Corps in West Africa, and a 13,000-mile South Pacific sailing

trip aboard their Bristol 40, Impunity. Her latest work, Tubob: Two

Years in West Africa with the Peace Corps, is a memoir. Trimble’s latest

novel, Tenderfoot, a romantic suspense with a sub-plot of the

1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, won Finalist in the Western Writers

of America SPUR awards in 2010. Her coming-of-age novels,

Rosemount and McClellan’s Bluff have been met with enthusiastic

acclaim. McClellan’s Bluff was the EPIC 2004 Winner for Young Adult

Fiction. Trimble lives on Camano Island with her husband, Bruce.

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BUSINESS

SPOTLIGHT

The incredible

batter and

succulent

seafood is now

available at

Camano Island

Marketplace at

Terry’s Corner.

(Bonnie is

pictured center)

FISH & CHIPS & WILD ALASKAN SEAFOOD!

Bonnie Brindle’s award winning batter is now a mix. This incredible

mix is being brought back to you along with Wild Alaskan Seafood.

Bonnie’s Best Bet Batter has a history all its own. I grew up

in the Pacific Northwest and have lived on Camano Island since I

was young. I was very fortunate to partner with my husband Don

Brindle, a seafood industry expert, and together we took our passion

for seafood and opened Brindles Marketplace on Camano Island.

What comes with a great seafood market Great Fish & Chips!

It took 13 special spices, several years, and a lot of taste testing to

develop a batter that brings out the best in any seafood. In fact the

batter brings out the best in many foods. But the goal was to make

an incredible recipe to make the best Fish & Chips anywhere, and

it did just that! Bonnie’s Best Bet Batter has been made famous by

countless customers and fishermen from Camano and Stanwood.

Thank you! Also achieving accolades was the premium Wild Alaska

Seafood offered at Brindle’s. It’s back with succulent salmon filets

and cod loins that are among the highest levels of omega-3 fatty

acids that come from Alaska. The benefits of Omega-3s are compelling

reasons to eat wild seafood. Look for the Famous Betting

Fish Artwork by Dan Koffman on the Bonnies Best Bet Batter packaging

and the glistening flash frozen Alaskan salmon and cod loins

for that “JUST Caught Freshness.” www.Bonniesbestbetbatter.com

SHINE THIS SUMMER

Yoga • Pilates • Tai Chi • Dance

Voted Best Health & Fitness Center • 2012 S.C. News

10101 271st St NW Stanwood

360-629-9100 • www.movementarts.com

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CASA’S PET OF THE WEEK:

Ronin is a 2 year old Boston Terrier mix. Ronin is

a well behaved boy who loves to go on walks and

play ball. He knows some commands and has been

around children. He is house broken and looking for

someone to be is best friend. If you are interested in

meeting this sweet boy please visit him in person.

Camano Animal Shelter Association (CASA):

198 Can Ku Road, Camano Island.

360-387-1902. camanoanimalshelter.org

NOAH’S PET OF THE WEEK:

Mama is a sweet, talkative girl who loves attention

and will play fetch! Mama and her buddy Sid have

lived together their whole lives & are looking for a

new place to call home. Sid is a friendly and mellow

guy who loves to lounge. If you have room in

your heart and home, you could not ask for a more

friendly pair of felines.

The N.O.A.H. Animal Adoption Center:

31300 Brandstrom Rd, Stanwood.

(360) 629-7055. thenoahcenter.org.

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FISHING

REPORT

“While crabbing has not been the windfall it was last year, it is

still by and large a good season. If you’re having trouble getting

the limits you’re used to, the best advice is to drop your pots

deeper(around 80-100 feet) because many of the shallow keepers

got scooped up by tribal and commercial fishers earlier last

month.

While Coho is indeed open around Camano, chances of hitting

them are pretty slim until mid-late August simply because they’re

not quite here yet.

Important season updates to know:

Sturgeon are now catch and release in the Puget Sound until September

1st

Crabbing is open Thurs-Monday until Labor Day with a daily limit

of 5 dungeness and 6 red rock crab. Dungeness must be at least

6 1/4” diameter, males only and in hardshell condition*San Juan

CRABBING opens on July 15th, same rules as above

Area 9 opens for Chinook, Sockeye and Coho(release Chum and

wild Chinook) July 16 - Aug. 31. Daily limit of 2 combined, Chinook

must be 22” minimum.

Areas 8-1 & 8-2 are open Aug. 1- Oct. 31 for Salmon, release Chinook.

Daily limit of 2 combined, no min. size.

STRANGE

FACT:

Johnny Cash

was an avid

quilter.

Area 7, Open for Chinook August 1-Sept 30

Area 7, Keep Hatchery or Wild Chinook August 1-Sept 30

– Joshua Flickner

Elger Bay Grocery

www.elgerbaygrocery.com

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KID’S KORNER

STRANGE

FACT:

“Bingo,” which is

spelled/clapped

repeatedly in

the traditional

children’s song,

is actually the

name of the

man - not the

dog.

DID YOU KNOW

If you’re feeling thirsty, you’re already mildly dehydrated Relying on thirst as a

reminder to take a drink leaves you at risk for dehydration. So to be sure your kids are

OK, look for these other signs, instead, which can indicate that a child is dehydrated:

• Dizziness • Dry mouth • Cessation of sweating • Irritability • Lethargy • Fatigue

• Dark yellow urine • Anuria (lack of urine) for 12 hours (or 6 hours for infants)

• Tearless crying • Sunken eyes

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Help kids avoid becoming dehydrated by reminding them to drink often throughout

the day. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends drinking about every

20 minutes if kids are active in sports, about five ounces is right for a kid weighing 88

pounds. Water and sports drinks (drinks that contain electrolytes) are the best options

for hydrating kids -- avoid sodas, juice and other fruit drinks. The National Alliance

for Youth Sports recommends choosing beverages that contain 100 mg (or more) of

sodium and 28 mg (or more) of potassium in an 8-ounce serving (if choosing sports

drinks, watch out for high sugar content). – www.health.howstuffworks.com

www.TheCrabCracker.com

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CRABBY

COMMENT:

“It was such a

nice surprise to

have our picture

and write

up about our

Holiday Open

House & Ladies

Night Out.

We had a bunch

of customers

telling us they

saw the ad

in the CRAB

CRACKER!!

Yeah!! Thank

you for supporting

local business

and our

community.

Sincerely,

Marybeth &

Julie Sande”

SEATTLE MARINERS TICKETS WITH BUS

TO & FROM STANWOOD

for Saturday, August 18th. $40 each. Stadium section 108. 44 tickets

were purchased and a charter bus has been arranged for the

local Lions club. However, we have not been able to fill all the

seats. As of this writing we have 18 empty seats/tickets. This is

a at cost price as no one is making any money, except, of course,

the Mariners. The seating is in the first level, behind first base. The

apposing team is the Minnesota Twins (who have a worse record

then the Mariners). Game begins at 6pm. Charter bus leaves Stanwood

at 4pm sharp, and returns to Stanwood following the game.

To purchase tickets, please call Dennis Roberts at (360) 387-9024.

STANWOOD CAMANO COMMUNITY FOOD DRIVE

In celebration of the National Day of Service and Remembrance

that commemorates September 11th, a food drive for the Stanwood

and Camano Island area will run from September 10th

through the 15th in support of all three local food banks: Stanwood

Camano Food Bank, His Pantry at Camano Chapel, The Food

Closet at the Warm Beach Community Church. Your business can

help in any of the following ways: • Spread the word! Announce

at your meetings, and post on your web-sites. • Adopt an item or

two from the wish list. Some needed items aren’t donated because

they are more expensive. • Have your own mini food drive between

now and September 15th. • Come up with your own ideas for collection.

Please consider displaying a poster (provided to you) stating

that your business will be a deposit site for donations during

the week of September 10th through 15th. Flyers announcing the

Food Drive will be provided to you on September 1st. Donations

will then be picked up on Saturday, September 15th , or on your

last open day of business that week. Questions Contact David

and Cyndy Thompson, Stanwood Cupcakes, 360-926-8241, davidt@wavecable.com,

cyndyt@wavecable.com.

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MORGAN’S TALE’S USED BOOK STORE

NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!

If you love books, this is the place for you! We are looking for volunteers

to staff our book store Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.

No prior experience is necessary, we will train you to sort, clean,

alphabetize, shelf and sell books! The Stanwood Camano Community

Resource Center and Morgan’s Tale’s Used Book Store is temporarily

located at Stanwood Towne Center, 9322 271st NW, Suite

A-9. For more information please contact Janet at 360-629-5257,

janet@stanwoodcamanoresources.org.

9-11 DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOOD DRIVE 2012

AAA Camano Heated Storage is proud to participate in this year’s

collection that will benefit all three local area food banks! Please

bring your non-perishable food items to our office to help with

this very worthy cause! Your donations are welcome through September

15, 2012. Thank you very much for your support!

STRANGE

FACT:

Famed

frontiersman

Daniel Boone

never wore a

coonskin cap.

THE CAMANO ISLAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

CHILI CHOWDER COOK OFF COMMITTEE

is looking for volunteers. This will be the 17th year for this event

and it will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 3-7pm at the

Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Rd. There are a number of ways

you can help with one of the most popular events on the island.

Our first planning meeting of the year will be held Tuesday, August

7 at noon at the Camano Island Marketplace (upstairs) and anyone

interested in helping is welcome to attend. If you are unable to attend

the meeting but are still interested in helping, please contact

Karen Daum at 360-629-7136 or chamber@camanoisland.org.

WANTED:

Camano Arts Assoc. is looking for an individual with project management

experience to serve as the Studio Tour Director for the

2012-13 season. Skills in public relations, advertising and fund

raising are key elements. Specific details (job description and

salary) are available by contacting Ray Fossum at 425-478-0777.

Resume required.

Summer is here and its not too late

to get your body in shape!

10% OFF for Movement Arts students for 6 month and 1 year

memberships and personal training.

• Cardio • Machines • Free Weights

• Personal Training • Nutritional Counseling

• Specialized Senior Fitness Programs

360-387-9500

370 N. East Camano Dr. #4, Camano Island • camafit.com

www.TheCrabCracker.com

• Specializing in Post-rehab Therapy Programs

Ask about our new member specials

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CRABBY

COMMENT:

The community

enjoys your

publication and

I thank you for

raising awareness

of all events in

the community.”

-Jill Wubbenhorst,

Stanwood Library

GREAT FOOD, SUN FILLED ENVIRONMENT,

AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Where can you find all these At the Camano Center of course.

We feature home cooked meals for the community on Monday,

Wednesday and Friday. This is not institutional food. On any given

day, you may find homemade roasted tomato focaccia or an

amazing local berry tart. The menus vary from month to month.

One day in August we have a Patty Melt with Grilled Onions and

Swiss Cheese, and homemade Raspberry Cheesecake for dessert.

We also feature a different theme dinner every month. On August

22, we will be having a Mandarin Chinese luncheon. All of this in a

beautiful sun-filled dining room. Need to catch up on your Vitamin

D Come visit our dining room, floor to ceiling windows and there

is always glorious sun here, even on our dark winter days. Our gardens

are lovingly tended by our talented master gardeners. This is

a great opportunity to meet our neighbors and enjoy a delicious

meal all for $4. We are also interested in expanding the program in

the fall. For those in the community who are housebound we offer

the same hot meals delivered to your home by our volunteers.

This is a great service and we are currently accepting volunteer applications

for all positions. We have a great staff working hard and

loving it for our community. Come join the party!! For more info,

please contact Nancy Martineau 387-0222.

“It’s not just about boats... It’s about people!”

Offering the best of island life for FELLOWSHIP and FUN!

RVing: Monthy rallies around the region, Classic & Antique Cars, Social Events: Special &

community events, and of course...Boating: with monthly cruises in the area.

FIRST MATES ~ BOOK CLUB ~ BRIDGE CLUB

Monthy brunch open to the public on the 2nd Sunday of the month. $8 for adults, $5 for kids under 6

9am-noon at our Club House, 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island, WA 98282.

For membership information, call 360-387-3572

www.TheCrabCracker.com

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VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS

In November 2011 Camano Island Fire & Rescue (CIFR) began a

campaign to bring on board more Volunteer Firefighters. On July

24, seven new volunteers took their oath of office and received

their CIFR Badges. Those new volunteers are: Eli Sanders, Matthew

Brown, Aaron Hayes, Jessica Walline, John Ranger, Dennis

Wischmeier. And Jeffrey Glaspy. Additionally, Eric Parrish, who

already had his Firefighter I and EMT rating, joined the CIFR volunteer

ranks. Now that this class has graduated CIFR is reaching

out to the community to enlist more volunteers. A new class is

currently scheduled to convene with an Orientation on September

13. Maintaining a robust number of the emergency response team

is paramount to the safety and efficiency of both the Firefighters

and the citizens of Camano Island. Our thanks and gratitude go

out to all members of CIF&R, and right now especially to our new

volunteers. If you have interest in being a member, contact the Administration

office at 360 387-1512. – Barbara Garnett.

STRANGE

FACT:

The “M” on

M&M’s candies

were stenciled

by hand

until WWII

labor shortages

forced the

confectioner to

automate the

process.

www.TheCrabCracker.com

THANKS!

The Center would like to thank all the volunteers and leaders from

YFC, YMCA, Community Resource Center, Spot and Serve it Up for

their amazing project work on Center grounds. A lot of weeds and

dead bushes were removed! Thank you also to leaders and volunteers

who fulfilled resident requests in offering some housekeeping

services. Thank you! Stanwood Community and Senior Center,

Terri Riffle, Interim Director.

THE RIVERBELLE DINNER THEATRE PRESENTS...

“MAKE ‘EM LAUGH”

August 10-September 1st. An Original Musical Comedy by Michael

Wallace, Creative Consultant Matthew Riggins. “Make Em Laugh”

explores the history of our enjoyment of violence in entertainment

through three high school teens, Pitch, Tucker and Kyle. An original

Comedy, part musical, part circus, part vaudeville, part Twisted

Flicks all in one night of entertainment! August 10,11,17,18,24,25

Every Friday and Saturday Evening at 7 PM! Reservations required

and available now! Go to their website for more info: www.riverbelledinnertheatre.com

or call (360) 336-3012.

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STRANGE

FACT:

The museum

that housed the

largest collection

of original

Smokey the

Bear memorabilia

was burned

to the ground

by an arsonist.

SNO-ISLE LIBRARIES

STANWOOD ADVISORY BOARD

is seeking to fill one vacant position. It is a 5 year term, begininning

in January, 2013. We are recruiting board members willing

to become intentional & focused advocates for their community

library. New board members will become ambassadors to further

raise the profile of our libraries & the crucial services they provide.

For more info, contact Jill Wubbenhorst. To apply, please submit

a resumé and a letter of interest to Jill Wubbenhorst, Stanwood

Library. 360-629-3132. jwubbenhorst@sno-isle.org. 9701 271st St

NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Applications are due by August 31st.

THE CAMANO CENTER IS CONDUCTING A RAFFLE

OF A 1909 $10 GOLD PIECE

valued at over $1000! The winner will be drawn on Saturday, September

8th at the 2012 Gala Auction. See a description and photo

of the coin and raffle details at the front desk or on the website at

www.camanocenter.org. Thank you to Marla & Randy Heagle for

donating this item to the Center! Call the Center at 360-387-0222

for more information.

M.O.P.S.

Being a mom is a joyful time, one that should be shared with fellow

moms as we experience this journey together. If you’re looking to

meet other moms, make new friends, hear inspiring and uplifting

messages, and eat some yummy food, all while your children are

watched in a safe and nurturing environment, then we urge you

to come visit our MOPS group! MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers,

and is open to women who are pregnant, and women

who have young children, ages birth to kindergarten. We meet at

Cedarhome Baptist Church (29000-68th Ave. NW, Stanwood), from

9am-11:30am, on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Tuesdays of the month,

September-May. Our purpose is to connect moms with one another,

as we share in the challenging, yet rewarding experience

that is motherhood. Here at MOPS we believe that better moms

make a better world. We hope to see you soon! For more information,

please call the church at: (360) 629-9771 or visit the church’s

website: www.cedarhome.org.

Women’s

Apparel

And Gifts

8705 271st St NW, Stanwood, WA 98292

(In the King Building on East Stanwood’s Main Street)

360-631-5366 • www.lauries.biz

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EAGLE-NAMING CONTEST WINNER...SPIRIT!

The new name suggestions for the bald eagle that stands on top

of the power pole just west of the Mark Clark Bridge were “Scout”,

“Spirit”, “Manoca”, and “Junior”. Based upon email votes the winner

is “Spirit!” Wave hello to Spirit as you drive by.

CRABBY

COMMENT:

“Our foot traffic

has picked up

considerably

since advertizing

with you!

Thanks so very

much!!! You

guys rock!”

– Denny

CLASS OF ’82 REUNION

Stanwood High School Class of 1982 has planned its 30th reunion

at Angel of the Winds Sat, Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m. There is a cost per

person so register with Wendy, 387-8718, or wpilcher@wavecable.

com. Friday night, a gathering will be at Twin City Lanes, 7-10

p.m., followed by golfing Sun, Aug. 19, 9 a.m. start, there is a cost,

Camaloch Golf Course. Contact Jeff Wiley, 425-785-6241, or jeffwiley@hotmail.com.

THE CAMANO CENTER’S ANNUAL GALA AUCTION

will be held on Saturday, September 8th. Tickets are on sale now.

See www.camanocenter.org or the Center’s front desk for much

more information, including a list of auction items that have already

been donated, and donation and sponsorship forms. Thank

you to the following for generously sponsoring this event: Carney

Badley Spellman, Cascade Natural Gas, Coastal Community Bank,

Camano Plaza IGA, Merrill Gardens, Skagit Regional Health, Thomas

& Associates, Tulalip Resort Casino, and Whidbey Island Bank.

Fine Yarns from Around the World

Specializing in yarns by Dale of Norway

Sirkku Bingham – Owner

Call about lessons! 360-939-0769

8712 - 271st St / P.O. Box 284, Stanwood

pinchknitter.com • pinchknitter@pinchknitter.com

www.TheCrabCracker.com

ALWAYS BUYING

Old Things!

Call Peggy at

360-652-3293

Buying Vintage Since 1985

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THE CRAB

CRACKER:

YOUR

LOCAL

COMMUNITY

CONNECTION!

KEEP YOUR CRAB POT

Perhaps you are one of the lucky few who have never lost a crab

pot. Or perhaps you believe that any missing pots must have been

stolen. Each year, over 12,000 crab pots are lost and wind up on

the bottom of Puget Sound. Those pots trap and kill 178,000 male,

harvestable crabs annually. Each lost pot wastes $235 worth of

crab, plus it takes at least $190 (of your tax dollars) to find and

remove each lost pot. This is a huge waste! The percentage of

commercial, recreational and tribal pots found varies by region,

but there are generally equal shares of each type found during

removal operations. *Use Escape (or Rot) Cord. A large percentage

of recovered crab pots are not equipped with escape cord.

These are the biodegradable cord on your crab pot that break

down in two to three months, preventing 30 legal size crabs a

year from perishing in your pot! The dead and dying crab become

bait for more crab, continuing the cycle until the pot degrades.

Using a cotton, jute, sisal, yarn or hemp escape cord is the law in

Washington. *Weight your lines. Weighted lines sink rather than

floating on the surface of the water. A passing boat will not see

a floating line and can cut it as it passes over. You can either buy

leaded line, or purchase weights and attach those to your line. It

doesn’t hurt to also weight your pot, especially if you are crabbing

in areas with strong currents. *Check the water depth. Before you

toss your pots over the side of the boat or dock, check the water

depth. If you are in a boat, the boat may drift while you’ve prepared

the pot. Experienced crabbers know that slowly lowering

the pot until it hits the ground is a wiser choice than tossing it in

and watching the buoy go underwater. You can check a chart or

use a depth finder to determine the water depth. *Use more line.

Use a line that is one-third longer than the water depth in which

you are crabbing. This will ensure that you won’t lose your pot

due to deep water, high tides or strong currents that pull the pot

sideways as you lower it to the ground. *Steer clear of high traffic

areas. Avoid ferry, log boom or commercial boat routes as these

ships do not detour for crab pots. Sailing regatta courses can also

be dangerous to place pots in as sail boats take longer to turn.

*Watched pots never roam. If you can, stay with your pots as they

soak. Watched pots rarely get lost. Source: Shore Stewards Newsletter,

June 2012. Your Shore Stewards Coordinator is Scott Chase,

(360) 387-3443, ext 258, or email at shorestewards@wsu.edu.

Stanwood United Methodist Church

~ A Progressive Church for Thinking People ~

Tree Trimming & Removals

Stump Grinding • View Clearing

Hazard Trees • Fruit Trees & Hedges

Certified Arborist Services

Jim Fay, Owner / Arborist

360-387-0243

FREE ESTIMATES

Lic., Bond, Ins. • Lic. # PUGETST892BU

NEW WORSHIP SERVICE HOURS:

9:00am: Traditional Worship Service

10:45am: Contemporary Worship Service

with Continental Breakfast

360-629-9555

27128-102nd Dr. NW, Stanwood

www.stanwoodumc.org

Handicapped Accessible

Child Care for All Programs

Pastor Daniel Sailer

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A Pictorial History of the Pacific Northwest Including the Future / PAGE 58

GUNTER’S

BOOK EXCERPT

Excerpt from

local artist and

author, Jack

Gunter’s book,

“A Pictorial

History of the

Pacific Northwest

Including

the Future.”

We’ll attempt to

publish one page

from his book in

each edition.

The exodus of “Sus Essex Aviatrix” began

in a sea of air traffic over Boeing Field

in southern Seattle.

DR. KATHY BATEMAN

DC, CCSP

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STIRRING UP

MEMORIES

CHILLED STRAWBERRY SOUP

“This soup is a Northwest favorite, served late June through early August

when strawberries are at their peak.”

Stirring Up

Memories

created by

Dusty Hutchins-

McNutt.

Visit me at:

www.

StirringUp

MemoriesCook

books.com.

Cookbooks sold

online or at

Karen’s Kitchen

and The Loft.

Find me on

Facebook.

http://www.

facebook.com/

stirringup

memories

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INGREDIENTS: 4 c. fresh strawberries, sliced • 1 banana, cut into 4

pieces • 1 c. orange or pineapple juice • 1 c. light sour cream • 1 T.

raspberry liquor or raspberry syrup • 2 ice cubes • 6 mint sprigs • 1

Pound Cake for croutons

DIRECTIONS: In a food processor or blender, pulse strawberries, banana,

orange juice, sour cream, and raspberry liquor until smooth.

Add ice cubes and stir to chill the liquid, removing the ice cubes

before they melt completely. Do not pulse the ice cubes. To serve,

divide into small chilled soup bowls. Garnish with mint and pound

cake croutons (recipe below). Serve immediately. Serves 4-6

Pound Cake Croutons: Preheat oven to broil. Cut pound cake

into ½-inch cubes until you have about 1 ½ to 2 cups. Toast cubes,

turning once to brown on two sides. Float on top of soup.

STRAWBERRY NUT BREAD

“A delicious quick bread full of fresh strawberries, walnuts and a hint

of cinnamon.”

INGREDIENTS: 3 c. all purpose flour • 2 c. sugar • 1 ½ tsp. baking

soda • 1 tsp. salt • 2 tsp. cinnamon • 4 lg. eggs, lightly beaten • 1 c.

vegetable oil • 2 c. fresh or frozen sliced sweetened strawberries,

thawed • 1 c. pecans or walnuts, chopped

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two

9 x 5-inch loaf pans. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking

soda, salt and cinnamon. Make a well in the center of the flour

mixture and add eggs and oil, stir together until well blended.

Fold in strawberries and nuts. Pour half of the batter into each loaf

pan. Bake for about 60-70 min. or until toothpick comes out clean

when inserted in the middle. Remove from oven and let cool for

about 10 or 15 minutes. Makes 2 loaves.

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a fresh locally grown event

2012

slow food

rootsmusic

fest e

s

t

val

v

Produced by

saturday & sunday

august 25 & august 26

stanwood camano community fairgrounds

we love local early bird deal!

one day pass only $20

available in person ONLY • get ‘em while they last

at Snow Goose Bookstore & Coastal Community Bank branches

all other tx available online at brownpapertickets.com

www.slowrootsfestival.com

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Fresh from

the farm

The Open Gate

Farm, 269 Russell

Road,

Camano Island,

www.theopengatefarm.com.

Now open Thur,

Fri & Sat from 9-

5 for organically

raised produce,

blooming

plants, and

tasty breads.

FEEDING THE SHEEP

“We serve 5,700 meals each week. Is our 3 acre space enough room

to raise the food we need to do this” Now there’s a question to

chew on! But it needed answering. It came from an orphanage in

Mexico which our new non-profit will be working with to teach the

children how to raise food. Then a few days later came the good

news. “ We just found out it actually is 5 acres.” Well, that is sort of

good news. But imagine if you can, a 5 acre lot being gardened as

intensively as it can be, with lettuce jammed together around the

base of beans trellised up corn stalks and all of them replaced by

rows of garlic and tomatoes as soon as they get harvested. Make

every square inch count, by golly, or someone goes hungry. Some

fast math suggested this figure of 5,700 meals represents about

270 people. Five acres is about 218,000 square feet, or roughly 800

square feet per person. Can you live for a year on what you could

raise on 800 square feet Even if you were a child Hmmm. Here

is where good conversation and great friends really help. Chatting

about this with some hard charging young farmer friends over in

Arlington, he loaned us a book, One Circle by David Dutton and

published in 1985. It reads like a doctoral thesis with more tables

and charts than NOAH has, but this fellow documented and then

raised a tasty, nutritionally complete diet on less than 1,000 square

feet. And over the years we’ve happily eaten every item he raised

to do this. So we could do it! We can feed the kids. In these hard

economic times, it is encouraging to discover you can survive from

your front yard after all. And don’t worry about what the neighbors

might say. They probably will be doing the same thing soon too.”

North Cascade

Construction

Local organic produce, plants, classes

www.TheCrabCracker.com

NC SQUARED, INC.

665 Scandia Parkway, Camano Island, WA 98282

Office: (360) 387-4233

Cell: (425) 308-4963

Email: racer334@wavecable.com

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Summer Tips

SUMMER

FUN FACT:

The first bathing

suit was

worn in Greece

in 350 BC. Later,

togas were

worn when

swimming and

bathing.

(squidoo.com)

CLEAN CAR CHOICES

When a car is washed on pavement, whether it is your driveway or

at a fundraiser being held in a parking lot, all of the detergents, automotive

fluids, heavy metals from brake pad dust, and road grime

flow into a storm drain and eventually ends up in Puget Sound,

harming marine life. Commercial car washes, on the other hand,

have filtration systems that clean and recirculate the water, making

them the preferable fish-friendly choice when your car needs

washing. If you prefer to wash the car yourself, you should do so

over the lawn or other pervious surface, rather than in the driveway.

– Shore Stewards newsletter, March 2012.

BEACH SAND TIP:

To get pesky sand off your skin and feet: sprinkle with baby powder

and brush dry with your hands, or a shaving brush or makeup

brush. –www.apartmenttherapy.com.

MOSqUITOS REALLY BLOW

According to the New York Times, research shows that wind is an

effective way to ward off mosquitoes and other airborne pests.

Sure, the wind prevents them from circling and landing on you.

But a fan also dilutes and disperses the carbon dioxide you exhale,

and carbon dioxide is one of the major chemicals that attract mosquitoes.

Furthermore, a fan helps keep you cool, which helps keep

mosquitos away because those critters love your sweat, lactic acid

and body heat. –www.apartmenttherapy.com.

NO MORE SOGGY MOLDY BERRIES

As soon as you get back from the farmer’s market or store, prepare

a mixture of one part vinegar and ten parts water. Dump the

berries into the mixture and swirl around. Drain, rinse (just a bit

because you won’t be able to taste the vinegar anyway) and pop

in the fridge. Apparently, the vinegar kills mold spores and other

bacteria that might be on the surface of the fruit. This little vinegar

rinse supposedly helps keep your berries from going soggy and

moldy. From Food Lush. –www.apartmenttherapy.com.

The Center

Court

THRIFT

STORE

Center: Mon-Fri: 9-4 • Thrift Store: Mon-Sat: 10-4

A community facility that provides: room rentals,

breakfast lunch & dinner cafe, social activities, spa

offering salon services & massage therapy, community

events, thrift store & independent housing

360-629-7403 • stanwoodseniorcenter.org

7430 276th Street NW, Stanwood, WA

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CAMA BEACH

GRANT

For the complete

article or

more information

contact:

Dan Leach,

The Center for

Wooden Boats,

1010 Valley

Street, Seattle.

425-205-1372.

dleach@cwb.

org.

www.cwb.org.

For more

information on

National Trust

for Historic

Preservation’s

Preservation

Fund Grants,

visit http://

www.PreservationNation.

org/resources/

find-founding/

grants.

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THE CENTER FOR WOODEN BOATS AWARDED

NATIONAL GRANT TO RESEARCH VANISHED

WATERFRONT RESORTS

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) has won a grant from the National

Trust for Historic Preservation to gather information about

the hundreds of beach resorts that once dotted Washington State

waters, and better understand why they have all but disappeared.

The research will be the basis of new exhibits and interpretation

at CWB’s facility at Cama Beach State Park, the last surviving recreational

beach resort in the state that still includes a traditional

boat rental operation. “As we talk to the visitors staying in the

cabins at Cama Beach State Park and renting historic rowboats

and motorboats at our facility here it has become more and more

clear that we’re not just preserving the history of this one restored

beach resort, but rather of an era in Washington’s maritime history,”

said Andrew Washburn, CWB Manager of Historic Projects and

CWB Cama Beach Manager. The waters of Washington state had

nearly 200 beach resorts as recently as the 1950s. But today CWB

at Cama Beach State Park is the only one left where you can both

rent a historic boat for fishing and stay in a cabin on the beach.

The $6,000 Johanna Favrot Grant will allow us to proceed with

a research project called, ‘Creating Context at Cama Beach: The

Boathouse Era on Puget Sound 1890-1970,’” said Betsy Davis, CWB

Executive Director. “The National Trust for Historic Preservation is

honored to provide a grant to CWB, which will use the funds to

help preserve an important piece of our shared heritage.” A final

phase of CWB’s research project will be to use the information created

to create new interpretive materials for the Cama Beach site

that can put that location in context, and help preserve the stories

about all of the resorts that have since disappeared. The Cama

Beach Resort originally opened in 1934. At the time it was one of

two dozen fishing resorts on Camano Island. By 1991, when the

resort finally closed it was one of the last privately run boathouses

in Washington. In 2008, after years of restoration, the resort reopened

as Cama Beach State Park. CWB at Cama Beach offers programs

designed to preserve both the physical and experiential

heritage of an era of maritime history. By offering regular rentals

of traditionally built small boats CWB not only offers safe family

fun, but also teaches visitors what it felt like to sail, row, paddle, or

motor on Puget Sound at the height of the “Boathouse Era.”

Photo: Stanwood Area Historical Society.

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TIDE TABLES

TIDES FOR SARATOGA PASSAGE / GREENBANK (AUGUST 10-23, 2012)

Day High Tide Height

/Low Time Feet

F 10 Low 5:43am 1.5

10 High 1:35pm 8.4

10 Low 6:04pm 7.1

10 High 11:32pm 9.5

S 11 Low 6:42am 1.2

11 High 3:04pm 9.0

11 Low 7:49pm 7.4

S 12 High 12:29am 9.3

12 Low 7:39am 0.9

12 High 3:59pm 9.6

12 Low 9:05pm 7.2

M 13 High 1:28am 9.2

13 Low 8:31am 0.4

13 High 4:37pm 10.0

13 Low 9:52pm 6.9

T 14 High 2:23am 9.3

14 Low 9:17am -0.1

14 High 5:05pm 10.3

14 Low 10:25pm 6.4

W 15 High 3:12am 9.5

15 Low 9:58am -0.4

15 High 5:27pm 10.6

15 Low 10:54pm 5.9

T 16 High 3:58am 9.8

16 Low 10:37am -0.6

16 High 5:48pm 10.9

16 Low 11:24pm 5.1

Day High Tide Height

/Low Time Feet

F 17 High 4:42am 10.0

17 Low 11:14am -0.6

17 High 6:11pm 11.2

17 Low 11:57pm 4.4

S 18 High 5:27am 10.2

18 Low 11:52am -0.2

18 High 6:36pm 11.4

S 19 Low 12:33am 3.4

19 High 6:15am 10.2

19 Low 12:31pm 0.4

19 High 7:05pm 11.6

M 20 Low 1:13am 2.4

20 High 7:06am 10.2

20 Low 1:11pm 1.4

20 High 7:36pm 11.7

T 21 Low 1:56am 1.5

21 High 8:01am 10.0

21 Low 1:54pm 2.6

21 High 8:11pm 11.7

W 22 Low 2:43am 0.7

22 High 9:02am 9.7

22 Low 2:40pm 4.0

22 High 8:49pm 11.5

T 23 Low 3:35am 0.2

23 High 10:12am 9.4

23 Low 3:33pm 5.2

23 High 9:34pm 11.2

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