Business

Cascade Insurance merges with Leavitt Group Northwest

Leavitt Group has announced that Cascade Insurance Agency has affiliated and merged operations with Leavitt Group Northwest. Cascade Insurance Agency’s Shelli Trumbull joined Sue Blouin… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Cary Anderson Team of Keller Williams donates curriculum

The Cary Anderson Team of Keller Williams is donating Ramsey Solutions’ Foundations in Personal Finance curriculum to Oak Harbor High School. Foundations in Personal Finance… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018

Whidbey Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits

On Oct. 10, the Whidbey Community Foundation distributed grants to 13 nonprofits serving Whidbey Island, as part of its first annual Grant Cycle. The Whidbey… Continue reading

  • Nov 6, 2018
Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Group inks deal for one of state’s oldest homes

Nonprofit buys historic Haller House

Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News-Times. Lynn Hyde stands inside the Haller House, a historic home that her nonprofit group recently purchased in order to preserve it.

Furry friends attend doggy daycare

‘Some people call me a hippy dog trainer’

Noe Jose Cafe: Where friends and family eat

Mom’s the secret sauce at brothers’ Oak Harbor restaurant

Posh Puppies takes home top dog grooming salon for Best of Whidbey

Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies has grown since it first opened in November last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. This… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Island County Sheriff Mark Brown stands in front of the law and justice center.

Sheriff Brown will walk off into sunset

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown’s career in law enforcement will come to in end in a few months after 44 years on the job. Brown… Continue reading

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Island County Sheriff Mark Brown stands in front of the law and justice center.

South Whidbey’s Island Herb focuses on community, employees

In a blooming market of recreational cannabis retailers, Island Herb continues to stand out by “not just doing the minimum,” according to general manager Eric… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Bagel Company voted the best

When John Auburn opened a second Whidbey Island Bagel Factory in Oak Harbor, it meant adapting to a new market. That meant customizing the menu… Continue reading

Heaping slices of awesome

Whidbey Pies Cafe named as best pie in Washington

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
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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