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The Langley City Council has canceled the workshop that was scheduled to be held this afternoon.

This meeting is regularly scheduled every Wednesday. Because of scheduling conflicts, however, the meeting has been cancelled.

The next workshop meeting for the city council will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 16 at city hall prior to the regular council meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Contact the clerk’s office at 221-4246, ext. 15 with any questions.

New turkey named in fatal accident

In a new development that would have made Mark Twain smile, the initial report of the death of “Big Fanny” may have been exaggerated.

Last week, the Bayview community was abuzz with the news of an auto accident involving “Big Fanny,” one of three wild turkeys that have wandered along a busy stretch of Bayview Road in recent months. Workers at Good Cheer reported seeing a white Volvo hit and kill one of the turkeys they nicknamed “Big Fanny.”

Judith Gorman, a resident who often walks in the neighborhood, said this week she has seen the surviving two turkeys.

Gorman said it was clear that Big Fanny was not hit, but rather, a turkey that some had nicknamed “Big Booty Tom.”

“I was very happy to see that the Big Fanny we lost was not the one female turkey. The Big Fanny we lost was a tom,” she said.

Gorman saw the surviving male turkey take off with his mate, flying into the trees.

“But whichever big fanny Tom we lost, the good news is: perhaps we will have a family again soon. That is, if we all slow down and pay attention to what is right in front of us,” she added.

League to hold member meetings

The League of Women Voters will hold a general membership meeting this week in Coupeville.

The group will discuss the issues surrounding what makes the caucus and primary processes confusing and how the parties choose their candidates.

The meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10 at Service Alternatives, 206 N. Main St. in Coupeville.

Helpers needed

for spring workday

The Whidbey Institute at

Chinook will hold a spring workday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on

Saturday, April 19.

Register by Friday, April 11 by e-mailing info@whidbeyinstitute.org or calling Laura at 341-1884.

Mention if you have any special skills or are interested in a particular project. Free lodging and childcare can be provided if requested in advance. Lunch will also be provided.

High school talks substance abuse

The South Whidbey Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition will hold its quarterly meeting from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 16 at South Whidbey High School, 5675 S Maxwelton Road in Langley.

The meeting’s purpose involves students from South Whidbey High School, Bayview School, Whidbey Island Academy and the middle school.

The agenda will cover the coalition’s mission, projects currently underway, possibilities for a student survey and table discussions.

The meeting will also include adult members of the coalition who represent key people involved with substance abuse issues from South Whidbey communities.

For details, call Sue Terhar at 221-6100, ext. 2245.

CADA calls for more awareness

As part of Sexual Abuse Awareness Month, Citizens Against Domestic Abuse (CADA) of Island County will present the third “Expressions of the Long Journey” art exhibit in April.

This show honors survivors of sexual abuse and gives them the opportunity to display their art and learn more about the healing process by sharing with others.

There will be resources on hand, as well as a CADA representative and a therapist experienced in helping people who have been sexually abused.

Everyone is welcome to submit art, and the public is invited to view the show.

The show will be held from noon to 8 p.m. April 24 in the Front Room gallery at the Bayview Cash Store. CADA gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Goosefoot for its support of the exhibit.

For info, call Erin at 341-2360.

DVD available of Nutt celebration

Michael Nutt, a beloved Langley resident, local activist and gifted musician, was honored the night before he died with a musical celebration of his life. A DVD recording of the evening made by Robbie Cribbs and Clancy Dunigan entitled “A Musical Celebration in Honor of Michael Nutt” is now available at local libraries.

The DVD is 1 hour, 28 minutes long and features a living tribute to Nutt by members of the community. Two copies are available at both the Freeland and Langley libraries.

The DVD may also be viewed by googling “Michael Nutt” and then clicking on “videos.”

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