Oak Harbor brewery to help draft college’s curriculum

Flyers Restaurant & Brewery, with locations in Oak Harbor and Burlington, will be among the brewers helping develop a curriculum for a craft brewing academy planned by Skagit Valley College, the college said this week in a prepared release.

  • Mar 2, 2016

Click helping local students to make music

Oak Harbor’s Click Music is more than just a store for musical instruments or accessories. It’s a place to study, jam, perform, hang out and generally engage in the joy of making music.

Coupeville grad starts Greenbank tattoo shop

That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one said he’s home to stay.

Tattoo you: Finding success in little Greenbank building

That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one said he’s home to stay.

Dentists with a Heart day Feb. 12

For the 11th year in a row, Whidbey Avenue Dental Care is offering one day of free dental care to anyone who cannot afford it.

  • Feb 2, 2016

Yonkman earns Builder of the Year recognition

Scott Yonkman is a modest guy. Though the Building Industry Association of Washington in November named him one of its two Builders of Year for 2015, he is quick to credit his 10-person office for the success.

Doing what you love ingredient to new Oak Harbor restaurant’s success

Downtown Oak Harbor gained a new restaurant when Riverside Cafe, serving a large menu of American food including breakfast all day, opened last month at 705 Southeast Pioneer Way. It replaced Valle Azul.

Tickets on sale for first-ever Coupeville Chocolate Walk

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce and The Whidbey Examiner invite you to spend Saturday, Feb. 13 enjoying all the sweet things local merchants have to offer during the first ever Coupeville Chocolate Walk.

  • Jan 26, 2016

Unemployment rate drops slightly during November

Oak Harbor-area’s unemployment rate in November dropped slightly, to 5.4 percent, from 5.6 percent in October, according to figures released last week by the state’s Employment Security Department.

  • Jan 26, 2016

Bouncin’ Oak Harbor business offers fun for kids

It’s Saturday afternoon and Bouncin’ is, well, bouncing. The fun center is wall-to-wall inflatable, primary-colored bouncy house heaven. Dozens of kids crawl commando-style through obstacle courses, fling themselves down slides and, of course, bounce like crazy.

Renters pay less insurance on Whidbey

Oak Harbor residents pay an average of $240 per year for renters’ insurance — about 4.5 percent less than the statewide average, according to a study released last week by ValuePenguin, a New York-based consumer-finance website.

  • Jan 19, 2016

New business by Oak Harbor man plans to deliver

A man, a car and a cell phone. That sums up Island Delivery, a new service offered by Oak Harbor native Robert Sanders, 26. Call or text him any time, any day, and he’ll drive to pick up whatever you need and deliver it wherever you want, so long as it’s an Oak Harbor address.

Coach starts sensitive business in ‘conservative’ Oak Harbor community | Business

The native Californian is quick to say what her one-person company, called ASEC LLC, won’t do: have sex with clients or their partners, offer any type of psychotherapy, bring toys to your home or spend more than a month or two working with a client.

Class teaches how to write a business plan

Learn how to write a business plan using the Small Business Administration’s format during a special class 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the Oak Harbor Library. In the process you will discover some library tools that can save you hundreds of dollars.

  • Dec 8, 2015

Nursery hosts Caroling for Our Community

Hummingbird Farm and Nursery is raising funds for Ryan’s House for Youth, a Whidbey Island non-profit organization that runs a host family program for unaccompanied youth, along with a drop-in center for homeless young people on Whidbey.

  • Dec 8, 2015

Victoria Clipper returns to Coupeville in March

Coupeville is welcoming the Victoria Clipper back this spring. Current scheduled dates are March 19-20, April 2-3 and 16 -17.

  • Dec 8, 2015

Optometrist joins Vision Plus team

Dr. J.J. Carlson has joined the practice of Vision Plus in Oak Harbor.

  • Dec 8, 2015

Coupeville Chamber holding Sip ‘n’ Shop

In conjunction with Small Business Saturday, the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is offering a chance to sip on local wine, dine on local appetizers and shop in the town’s variety of small shops.

  • Nov 25, 2015

Yoga instructor with Parkinson’s is helping people with disability

There’s a new yoga teacher in town, and she specializes in movement for people with disabilities. Renee Le Verrier, 54, has Parkinson’s disease and literally wrote the book on yoga for movement disorders.

Chamber: Increased ferry use a boon for island businesses

Ridership on the two ferry lines serving Whidbey Island is steadily increasing, meaning that more tourists are coming to the island and that islanders are finding jobs on the mainland, said Chet Ross, president of the Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce.

  • Nov 17, 2015