As much as Kay Daniel loved her bookstore and hated the idea of closing it, no other ending seemed possible until the day her son intervened two years ago.
Ron Apgar admits he’s no morning person. It’s no coincidence that the Paint Your World business that he and his wife own in downtown Oak Harbor doesn’t open until 11 a.m. But Apgar was up bright and early last Thursday, joining about 30 other business leaders who attended a 7:30 a.m. breakfast event hosted by Oak Harbor Public Schools and Superintendent Lance Gibbon.
Oak Harbor’s grocery store carousel has finally stopped turning, leaving customers and store employees with a chance to start gathering their bearings. Safeway re-emerged Friday morning in Oak Harbor, opening its doors at a new location after a month-long hiatus and returning a banner familiar to the city since 1967.