Business

Island County seeking input through online survey

Island County officials want to know what you think would make Whidbey and Camano Islands a healthier place.

Energy-efficient Whidbey Island home featured on tour

Steve and Janine Shelley are making money from their new Coupeville home, they said during a recent visit. The 2,400-square-foot, two-story home, designed by Clifton View Homes, produces four percent more power than it consumes, the Shelleys said.

Whidbey photographer captures life’s special moments

Babies, kids and families are the focus of Heather and Anthony Kline’s five-year-old photography business, they said during a recent visit to their Oak Harbor home studio.

  • Sep 2, 2015

Antique store filled with fun ‘Oldish Stuff’ finds

The busy intersection of Northeast Midway Boulevard and East Whidbey Avenue in Oak Harbor has been good to Oldish Stuff, a five-month-old antique store overflowing with merchandise and, during a recent afternoon visit, heavily trafficked by customers.

  • Aug 26, 2015

Oak Harbor O’Reilly moving to former Blockbuster building

By January, O’Reilly Auto Parts in Oak Harbor will move to a new location: the former Blockbuster building at 31821 State Highway 20, Wayne Russell, the store’s manager, confirmed.

  • Aug 19, 2015

Clinton woman’s photo on phone book

Govinda Rosling, of Clinton, won Whidbey Telecom’s 2015-16 directory cover-art competition with an original photograph, the company said in a prepared release.

  • Aug 19, 2015

Haggen to close, sell 27 stores

Haggen’s huge expansion earlier this year may have been a bit too much. The Bellingham-based grocer announced Friday it will close or sell 27 stores in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state in the next 60 days.

  • Aug 18, 2015

The BBQ Joint is Oak Harbor family’s labor of love

You don’t have to leave Washington state to get a taste of genuine Texas BBQ, say native Texans Tim and Sonna Ryan, co-owners of Oak Harbor’s The BBQ Joint.

  • Aug 12, 2015

Chamber plans Aug. 21 golf tournament

Oak Harbor’s Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 21 will host a fundraiser golf tournament at the Whidbey Golf Club, 2430 S.W. Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor. Registration and a buffet luncheon start at 11:30 a.m., and the shotgun start — a simultaneous tee-off from different holes — is at 1 p.m.

  • Aug 11, 2015

New law gives craft distillers more options

A state law that went into effect last month will ease the way for Whidbey Island’s distilleries, their owners said.

  • Jul 31, 2015

Bringing peace of mind to bereaved pet owners on Whidbey

Tucked behind the regal Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation is another business for the bereaved — but this one is for pets, not people.

Veteran reporter joins Whidbey News Group staff

Veteran newspaper reporter Dan Richman joined the staff of the Whidbey News-Times this week.

  • Jul 28, 2015

Art of the Brew: Oak Harbor brewmaster concocts award-winning beers

Flyers produces six beers year round and an assortment of other speciality beers that appear seasonally, or when time allows Savoy to brew an extra batch. The craft brewery is producing some of the best beers in the country. Two beers developed by Savoy recently won top awards at a national competition — again.

New Langley program shares summer hours

Shopping in Langley may be a bit easier this year following a collaborative effort by city and business leaders.

  • Jul 14, 2015

Camden Schutte among 30 Under 30

Camden Schutte, of Oak Harbor, has been named as one of Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC’s 30 Under 30.

  • Jul 14, 2015

Businesses pitch in to help Lions Club

Oak Harbor Lions Club trailer has received a much-needed renovation courtesy of three local businesses.

  • Jul 14, 2015

TV time, national exposure brewing at Whidbey Coffee

Spokane-based Red Lion Hotels Corporation announced Tuesday that Whidbey Coffee will be served in the lobbies of Red Lion Hotels and Red Lion Inn & Suites within the next two months.

‘Red’s’ in Oak Harbor continues where ‘Wild Magnolia’ left off

A familiar storefront in historic downtown Oak Harbor has changed its name, shuffled ownership and brought in new inventory.

Couple returns to Coupeville

Twenty-three years after leaving Coupeville, Concerts on the Cove founders David and Pat Howell have returned to town, hoping to leave their mark once again.

New coffee shop owners no strangers to Coupeville

After 23 years away from Coupeville, former Concerts on the Cove founders David and Pat Howell returned this month with plans for getting back involved with the community.