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"Members of the PBY Memorial Association met at the CPO Club for lunch recently and announced that Sept. 21 will be the 58th anniversary of the Seaplane Base and the second anniversary of the PBY Memorial Association. A party is being planned at the Nor'Wester Club on the base from 5:30 to 8 p.m. with special band music and speakers.Marge (Mrs. Dan) Ronhaar stopped in at her daughter Donna Rientjes' home the afternoon of July 20 to find a dozen close friends present to celebrate Marge's birthday. The weather also celebrated with a thunderstorm, keeping the party indoors instead of on the patio.Snow birds from Whidbey Island to Arizona for the winter report that from October to June, a 180 day period, Phoenix had no rain! Back on Whidbey Island for the summer, a raindrop is a welcome guest.Recent visitor at the home of Randy and Mary Fagan were Sean Fagan and his wife Nancy from Carson, Colo. Sean is an Army Special Forces staff sergeant. The visitors also spent some time with his mother Laurel Fagan and the John M. Moyers and Chuck Fagans.The Mount Vernon Organ Society will present a concert at Mount Baker Theater, 104 Commercial St., Bellingham, Sunday, Aug. 20, featuring Dick Averre and Vernon Greenstreet at the piano and organ, with Ric Averre at the electric base. Vernon Greenstreet is well known in Oak Harbor as a music instructor at local schools and as music director at First Methodist Church.To benefit constructing a performing arts center in Oak Harbor, Whidbey Arts Foundation will present A Little Night Music featuring Trio Encore Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. The event will be hosted by Laura Moore and Rick Almberg at 1000 Fleet Street, Oak Harbor. The concert will include classical chamber music and hors d'oeuvres in a garden setting. For more information call 240-9974.An organizational meeting for Christ the King Community Church will be Saturday, Aug. 5, at 6 p.m. at Solid Grounds, Oak Tree Village, Oak Harbor. The group is exploring the possibility of establishing a new kind of church on North Whidbey. For more information write to PO Box 190, Mount Vernon, 98273.Saturday, July 15, Lou Oravetz held his annual salmon barbecue at Whidbey Island Manor for patients and family. Besides the beautiful sunshine, the enjoyed eating 82 pounds of salmon and were entertained by Oak Harbor Samoan dancers and the Skagit Valley Menskore.We started with six members and now there are 23 and we welcome anyone who likes to sing Norwegian songs, Oravetz said. They joined Seattle members and sang at a concert July 3 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. In 2002 they will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the group in Everett and in 2003 they will have an international Sangerfest.Blankets, homemade, washable, quilted, crocheted or knitted, will be received and donated to Project Linus. From there blankets will be hand delivered to a facility where it will be given to a deserving child in the community. Goal of Project Linus is to provide a security blanket to children facing substantial distress in their lives from serious illness, trauma or abuse. Helen Mosbrooker is coordinator of the local Island/Skagit County chapter; her telephone number is 679-9139.Heidi Garvin and Heather McLaughlin, twin daughters of Marian Bartleson of Oak Harbor, received masters degrees in education from Gonzaga University in June. Both are teachers in the Spokane School District no. 81. They are 1990 Oak Harbor High School graduates.It's 52 and raining in the springtime,It's 52 and raining in the fall;For whatever be the reason,No changes in the season,52 and raining says it all! Never argue with a fool. Someone might come by who couldn't tell the difference ... coffee chat item."

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