Scholarship Recipients

OH2017ScholarshipsCongratulations to this year’s Community Fund Scholarship recipients. Oak Harbor recipients are Juliann Rose Jansen, Shainna Araucto, Adam Nelson, and Aelizah Espiritu (all shown here with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties Oak Harbor broker Daryl Hicks). South Whidbey recipients are Lauren Damerau, Spencer Fee, Tyler Heggenes, and Aria Ludtke. From Coupeville, the recipients are Kaela Rae Hollrigel and Charlotte Langille. We are happy to provide college assistance to these fine high school graduates.

Every year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

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Walkway Construction

pl1pl2Construction is ongoing to complete the ‘Freeland Trail’ section of the Whidbey Island public walkway in front of the Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Freeland office. This is part of the ‘Bridge to Boat Trail’, eventually extending from Deception Pass Bridge down to the Clinton Ferry. The workers are doing an excellent job and trying to keep maximum access to the parking lot. Not an easy task for all that they’re doing. We understand that paving will be early next week. It should be a wonderful section of the walkway.

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Get Ready for Vacation

beachatsunsetA great article from RISMedia about preparing your home for your vacation. Briefly–

–Clean up – empty the frig, take out the trash, do laundry, run the garbage disposal

–Close out – weatherize, unplug small appliances, check smoke detectors, leave closet doors open

–Secure – collect spare keys from around the home, hold mail & newspapers, close blinds, ask a neighbor to check your house occasionally.

For a full list of ‘to-do’s and further details, go to How To Prepare Your Home Before Going on Vacation.

And, if you’re vacationing on Whidbey Island and find that you really want to live here, stop by the local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties office and talk to one of our Real Estate Brokers. We’re happy to help.

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Community Fund Food Bank Donation

goodcheerfoodbankEvery year, Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ Agents contribute a portion of their commissions through the company’s “Community Fund” to people in need and to community agencies and schools on Whidbey Island.

Pictured here is Gail Pierce, a broker in our Bayview office, delivering a check to the Good Cheer Food Bank to help them meet the needs of our community.

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Oak Harbor Office

BillWe would like to welcome Bill Lapthorne to our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties family in the Oak Harbor office. Bill returned to Whidbey Island from California with his wife of 17 years. He is looking forward to assisting clients in both buying and selling their properties. His schedule is open and flexible to meet his clients’ real estate needs. You can reach Bill at 360-544-2136 or email him at bill@cbwhidbey.com.

 

 

 

We’d also like to welcome back Ann Campbell. Ann returns to our family after a time away and we’re glad she’s back. Contact Ann at 360-320-0757 or at ann@cbwhidbey.com Ann Campbell

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Welcome, Joe Aernie!

Joe Aernie200Join us in welcoming broker Joe Aernie, the newest member of our Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ family. Joe has lived on Whidbey Island for 40 years and enjoyed a great career at Boeing for 36 years. He’s also a Navy veteran. He volunteered many years teaching basketball at the high school and parks & rec. Joe supports Work Opportunities, an organization that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities. You can find Joe at our Bayview office at 2869 E. Howard Road in Langley, on State Route 525. His direct phone is 360-221-0162 and his email is jaernie@cbwhidbey.com.

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4 Things NOT to Do When Putting Your Home on the Market

home for saleGetting ready to sell your home? Here’s a quick article on things NOT to do. One thing you WANT to do, of course, is contact your local Coldwell Banker Tara Properties’ broker to help you sell your Whidbey Island home. We have the island covered from Oak Harbor to Clinton.

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Adopt-A-Senior Program

Pam Mock and Chasity Smith

Pam Mock and Chasity Smith

Coldwell Banker Tara Properties is proud to help sponsor Whidbey Island’s Adopt-a-Senior program. The program serves seniors or vulnerable adults experiencing hardship on the island by providing food, gifts, and basic needs for the Holiday Season. The program culminates with the delivery of gifts by local organizations and volunteers before Christmas. If you’d like to participate, contact Chasity Smith at 360-321-1600 ext. 27 or email SmithCL2@dshs.wa.gov. Find out more information on all Senior Services at Island Seniors. Pictured here are Pam Mock of our Freeland office, giving our Community Fund check to Chasity Smith. A portion of every Coldwell Banker Tara Properties commission is donated to assist people in need, community agencies, and schools on Whidbey Island.

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Our Community Fund Helps “Help House”

Help House Oak HarborColdwell Banker Tara Properties’ Community Fund is proud to be able to give needed funds to Help House Food Bank in Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island. Help House provides assistance to those in need including supplemental and emergency food, Salvation Army prescription vouchers and telephone health and welfare check-ups. Pictured is Maria Hulett (right), a broker in our Oak Harbor office, presenting a check to Jean Weiman.

When you work with Coldwell Banker Tara Properties, you invest in your community.

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Drug Take-Back Day – October 22

pillsLocal law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration are teaming up once again for a prescription drug take back event.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, law enforcement agencies on Whidbey Island will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of expired, unused and unwanted medication.

People can take their drugs to the Oak Harbor Police Department on Barrington Drive, the Coupeville Marshal’s Office on Northeast Seventh Street and the Island County Sheriff’s Office precinct office at 5521 East Harbor Road in Freeland.

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