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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Coupeville is welcoming the Victoria Clipper back this spring. Current scheduled dates are March 19-20, April 2-3 and 16 -17.
Dr. J.J. Carlson has joined the practice of Vision Plus in Oak Harbor.
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.
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.
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.
The Oak Harbor furniture store run by Habitat for Humanity of Island County has moved a short distance to greatly expand its size, and shoppers interviewed during a recent visit approved of the change.
SHARON ANDOR, a children’s occupational therapist practicing in Oak Harbor, as of Nov. 21 will be working from a new, larger office at 390 N.E. Midway Boulevard, Suite B-204.
Get tickets now for the Coupeville Chamber of Commerce’s Sip ’n’ Shop On the Cove, Saturday, Nov. 28.
Walking into Whidbey Island Taxidermy is like entering a natural history museum, but nothing is behind glass. A large variety of animals — ducks, owls, hawks, falcons, black-tailed deer and a fox — hang on the wall or stand posed on the floor. Some of the birds are mounted as though in flight, with their wings fully outstretched and their bodies banked as if in mid-turn.
Businesspeople from throughout Island County have volunteered to mentor high school students in the first “student entrepreneur challenge,” sponsored by the county’s Economic Development Foundation, said the challenge’s director, Sami Postma.
The Oak Harbor furniture store run by Habitat for Humanity of Island County is moving a short distance to nearly double its size.
Oak Harbor’s Candlewood Suites was ranked number five for customer satisfaction out of 312 hotels in that chain, said Pamela Estes, the hotel’s general manager this week.
Taekwondo, the Korean martial art that came to the United States in the 1960s, is a family affair at Woodward’s Taekwondo Academy in Oak Harbor. The school teaches both children and parents, and it’s run by a husband-and-wife team.
The Whidbey Examiner took home 14 awards at the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association’s Better Newspaper Contest awards banquet this month.
Sure it takes good recipes to get food products onto grocery store shelves, but it also takes perseverance and self-confidence — and a good story never hurts. Arnie Deckwa has all of those down, especially the story.