Whidbey Island Distillery owners Bev and Steve Heising toast their success with drinks they couldn’t have offered customers before Senate Bill 5353. Steve drinks the distillery’s rye whiskey, mixed with ginger and lemonade. Bev is drinking the distillery’s blackberry liqueur with the same additions. - Dan Richman/Whidbey News-Times

New law gives craft distillers more options

  • Aug 1, 2015 at 9:00AM

A state law that went into effect last month will ease the way for Whidbey Island’s distilleries, their owners said.


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Bringing peace of mind to bereaved pet owners on Whidbey

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Tucked behind the regal Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation is another business for the bereaved — but this one is for pets, not people.

Veteran reporter joins Whidbey News Group staff

  • Jul 29, 2015 at 4:00AM

Veteran newspaper reporter Dan Richman joined the staff of the Whidbey News-Times this week.

Art of the Brew: Oak Harbor brewmaster concocts award-winning beers

  • Jul 22, 2015 at 7:00AM updated Jul 23, 2015 at 4:25PM

Flyers produces six beers year round and an assortment of other speciality beers that appear seasonally, or when time allows Savoy to brew an extra batch. The craft brewery is producing some of the best beers in the country. Two beers developed by Savoy recently won top awards at a national competition — again.

New Langley program shares summer hours

  • Jul 15, 2015 at 3:00AM

Shopping in Langley may be a bit easier this year following a collaborative effort by city and business leaders.


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