Business

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

 

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Oak Harbor High School grad starts career at bank

Peoples Bank announced the appointment of JAHLEEL VESTER as real estate loan representative at the Oak Harbor Financial Center. Vester earned a bachelor’s degree in… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018

 

Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

 

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

SaviBank breaks ground for branch on Midway

SaviBank has broken ground for a new branch on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor. The site is located across the street from SaviBank’s current temporary… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Whidbey Islanders like to go green. Whidbey has more solar energy installations per capita than the rest of Washington, says the head of the island’s… Continue reading

Island Transit honors maintenance team

Island Transit is recognizing its maintenance team with a Wall of Fame Team Award. The team, composed of Steven Aus, Mark Colston, Mike Earl, Kevin… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gets new director

Jennifer Paddock had dedicated her career to helping children, which made her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County a logical next step.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Homeless meeting focuses on health, safety issues

Business owners and community members voiced concerns to city officials about trespassing, littering and safety issues during a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting, held by… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Audiology center celebrates 1 year anniversary

Coupeville’s Hearing Health Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 18 to celebrate the first anniversary of its Birch Street location. Owner… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Oak Harbor Best Western wins brand award

Best Western Plus in Oak Harbor received the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chairman’s Award, the highest honor for quality standards, according to a press… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Chamber honors business success

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and board installation last week. The big awardees of the night were Sarah Richards of Lavender… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

New nursery in Coupeville blooming with energy

Jackie Bartsch has been getting a lot of lookie-loos in the last several months as she slowly makes renovations to her newest business venture. “A… Continue reading

New county contract brings added WSU programming

As of March 1, Washington State University Extension, Island County serves as an independent contractor with Island County instead of a department. The change will… Continue reading

Bringing style, design options to Central Whidbey

Owners of a new interior design store want their shop to be as warm and welcoming as the Greenbank Farm community they just joined. Seaside… Continue reading

Sweet! Tickets are still available for Coupeville’s tastiest event of the year

A handful of tickets remain available for Saturday’s Coupeville Chocolate Walk. For the third year, participants can spend a Saturday strolling through the historic seaside… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee gets new facility, wholesale manager

One of Whidbey Island’s homegrown businesses is getting a double shot of energy. Whidbey Coffee is getting both a new production facility and a director… Continue reading

Fight off that turkey coma with variety of weekend activities

There are several events happening this weekend, sure to revive even the deepest turkey coma. The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is once again holding its… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

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                                Foamy Wader owner Alexa Allamano works on one of her nautical-themes pieces of jewelry in her Langley storefront.