Business

Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art

Vanca Lumsden likes to say if you’re sitting on a bench made of old barn wood and willow branches anywhere on Whidbey Island, she and… Continue reading

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

The product of a joint effort between the owners of a Coupeville brew pub and an Anacortes craft brewery will be on tap at 6… Continue reading

Oak Harbor’s ‘go-to-guy’ for crazy bike parts

Dean Lewis bikes to his own beat as boss

Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails

A mom and pop shop where daughter and dog call the shots

Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town

Visitors from far and wide are snatching up their tickets for the second annual Coupeville Chocolate Walk. With the Whidbey News-Times and Coupeville Chamber of… Continue reading

Oak Harbor supply store brews much more than beer

Call Terry Boese a beer man and you’d be correct. But he and his store, Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply, are so much more than barley… Continue reading

Jewelry maker merges love of history into a educational fashion line

Bayview resident Joseph Kleinman always wanted to be a historian. In the end, he never worked in the academic field. But he’s putting his knack… Continue reading

Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering

Death and taxes are the certainties of life, so goes the old proverb. But longtime Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones was raised with a third… Continue reading

Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon

Yasmin Garcia’s reason is simple for why she opened a trendy, teen-friendly clothing store and salon called Organic Bliss in Oak Harbor. So she could… Continue reading

Sell, sell, sell! Students learn tricks of the trade

Grand prize winner of this year’s Island County Economic Development Foundation Student Entrepreneur Challenge is “Joy to the Jars,” the organization announced. Oak Harbor High… Continue reading

Sea Mar holding book drive for clients

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center is holding a holiday book drive for its clients. “For three or four weeks now, we’ve been collecting and saving… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

If you favor sturdy and sensible furniture and college dorm decor, Island County Habitat for Humanity has some deals for you. Make that 2,100 deals.… Continue reading

Northwest Workforce Development Council seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Northwest Workforce Development Council and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Workforce council… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2016

From receptionist to campus director: What started as a job became a career

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist and is now campus director at Brandman.

Caroling for Our Community benefits Ryan’s House

From 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, an open house, “Caroling for Our Community,” at Hummingbird Farm Nursery and Gardens in Oak Harbor, will… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2016

Raffle to benefit Summit Assistance Dogs

Harbor Tower Village is holding a raffle in support of Summit Assistance Dogs. Raffle tickets cost $1 and enter the purchaser to win one of… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2016

Notable: May named Rotary student of the month for November

Lauren May was chosen as the Rotary Club of Oak Harbor’s November Student of the Month. May is a senior at Oak Harbor High School,… Continue reading

  • Dec 6, 2016

Group rallies in Coupeville in support of Sioux Tribe

More than 100 island residents converged on Coupeville Tuesday to rally in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to halt the Dakota Access… Continue reading

Red Ticket offers incentive to shop local

As people gear up for the holiday season, Coupeville merchants are giving shoppers another incentive to shop locally. The annual Red Ticket promotion began Nov.… Continue reading

Unique home decor available at store on First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street in Langley, home decor and accessories are like an extension of one’s personality.… Continue reading