Son creating new chapter at Book Rack on Midway

Matt Daniel is owner of the Book Rack on Midway Boulevard, a business started by his parents in 1983. Daniel, a Class of ‘93 Oak Harbor High School graduate, took over last year and is adding modern touches to the store. - Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times
  • Apr 22, 2015 at 4:00AM

As much as Kay Daniel loved her bookstore and hated the idea of closing it, no other ending seemed possible until the day her son intervened two years ago.


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Oak Harbor schools open doors to local business leaders

  • Apr 8, 2015 at 5:00AM

Ron Apgar admits he’s no morning person. It’s no coincidence that the Paint Your World business that he and his wife own in downtown Oak Harbor doesn’t open until 11 a.m. But Apgar was up bright and early last Thursday, joining about 30 other business leaders who attended a 7:30 a.m. breakfast event hosted by Oak Harbor Public Schools and Superintendent Lance Gibbon.

Oak Harbor Safeway re-opens in Albertsons location

  • Apr 4, 2015 at 5:00AM

Oak Harbor’s grocery store carousel has finally stopped turning, leaving customers and store employees with a chance to start gathering their bearings. Safeway re-emerged Friday morning in Oak Harbor, opening its doors at a new location after a month-long hiatus and returning a banner familiar to the city since 1967.

Oak Harbor chamber extends hours

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00AM

After Christine Cribb turned the lights on inside the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce visitors center one night last fall, another light bulb went off inside her head.

Oak Harbor Tavern named top pub in crawl

  • Mar 25, 2015 at 3:00AM

Eight “pubs” along Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor competed for the title of “Best Irish Pub” on St. Patrick’s Day.


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