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

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their legs and do, well, whatever turkeys do. These are humanely raised birds, but… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox, owners of Snowowl Arms and Training Facility. The Coxes said they always wanted… Continue reading

Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options

Just off of the highway, enticing smells from around the world waft from behind the counter at Clinton’s newest restaurant. And the dishes come out… Continue reading

Rotary names October Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored Patricia Hill as its October Student of the Month at a recent meeting. At Oak Harbor High School, Hill… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2016

Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through their local library thanks to Sno-Isle’s Strategic Focus initiative. Though the libraries have… Continue reading

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician Gabriel Barrio

RE/MAX named No. 1 real estate franchise

RE/MAX, LLC was named the number one real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 listing. The company… Continue reading

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

For Casual House owner Jill Schact, the decision to sell to a longtime employee was a easy one

Oak Harbor salon owner demonstrates a giving spirit

A single mother, Hai Vo’s spare time is scarce, but of the free time she does have, she donates much of it.