One fact gardeners must realize on Whidbey Island is that the island isn’t the same from one end to the other.
Scott Sayre lifts a spoon from a steaming pot of potato, broccoli and bacon soup, takes a sip and senses something isn’t right. “You can taste the bacon,” Sayre said. “Let’s put a little more broccoli in there.” Sayre was one of six volunteers busy preparing meals in the kitchen of the Oak Harbor First United Methodist Church Thursday. Sachie Sutterluey and Hidemi Dettman stood side by side, chopping broccoli and mixing raisins for broccoli salad.
As the clock approached 8 p.m. Monday night, Reilly Richards remained focused on the matters at hand. It would have been easy to drift into thought about Advanced Placement chemistry and other homework that was waiting for her at home. It might have been easy to dwell on the weariness from an alarm clock that had sounded at 5 a.m. earlier that day to wake her.
Of all the ornaments in Martha Martin’s home, there’s one that holds dear sentimental value. Protected in a glass casing is an empty bottle of perfume with a tiny cloth bouquet of flowers still attached. Although neither emit a fragrance, they evoke powerful memories. “He was very big on giving gifts,” Martin said, referring to the man sitting across the room from her bearing a large grin.
The Association of Naval Aviation Whidbey Island Squadron 40, will meet for a no-host lunch at the NAS Whidbey Island O'Club Tuesday, March 13 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A touch of magic isn’t just in Brittany Geragotelis’ books anymore. Since the publication of her first book, “Life’s a Witch,” the Oak Harbor native has been enjoying the magical feeling of success.