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Dr. Tracy Nimmerrichter-Burgess is one of 28 health practitioners recognized by Premera Blue Cross for “EXCEPTIONAL LEVELS OF QUALITY” in providing Women’s Health Care. The 2009 honorees were selected from more than 700 practices. Her practice, Oak Harbor Internal Medicine, Medical Spa and Laser Center, is located across the street from the police station on SE Ireland St. Oak Harbor Internal Medicine is currently accepting new patients and will expand on Jan. 1 to include a walk-in clinic for minor medical needs.

Stop by Dan’s Classic Ballroom, Dec. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. for their FREE OPEN HOUSE. Meet the dance instructors, try out the dance floor and enjoy drinks, snacks, door prizes and music. Located at 210 SE Pioneer Way. Call 682-6194.

Shop locally: Many downtown Oak Harbor businesses are OPEN LATE through the holiday season, Fridays and Saturdays until 8 p.m.

Looking for holiday deals? Check out the Central Whidbey Chamber’s HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE at http://www.centralwhidbeychamber.com/HolidayGiftGuide.html. The Web site contains a list of gifts for purchase in downtown Coupeville, ranging in price from $3 to $25.

GREENBANK FARM hosts the Holiday Markets every weekend through Christmas. Oodles of handmade items and homemade goodies will be on sale such as ceramics, soaps, glassware, decorations and toys, chocolates, jewelry, jellies, sauces and more. Anyone who would like to be a vendor should contact market manager Peter Andersen at 678-7710, or GBSundaymarket@whidbey.com.

The Coupeville Historic Waterfront Association’s RED TICKET PROMOTION continues through Dec. 20. Shop Coupeville for a chance to win $1,000. Earn one entry for every $20 spent at any of the 30 participating businesses. Contact Beth Graves, owner of Bayleaf, at 678-6603.

Shop Oak Harbor for a chance to win $1,500 in gas and groceries. Earn one entry for every $50 spent in the 98277 zip code to win big with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s HOLIDAY SHOP LOCAL campaign. Call the chamber at 675-3755.

Naval Hospital Oak Harbor has earned the Joint Commission’s “GOLD SEAL OF APPROVAL.” The accreditation award recognizes NHOH’s dedication to complying with the Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards on a continuous basis.

Get over the fear of public speaking. Attend TOASTMASTERS every first and third Monday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the CPO Club on Ault Field Road.

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