Business

Noe Jose Cafe: Where friends and family eat

Mom’s the secret sauce at brothers’ Oak Harbor restaurant

 

Posh Puppies takes home top dog grooming salon for Best of Whidbey

Oak Harbor’s grooming salon Posh Puppies has grown since it first opened in November last year and is showing no signs of slowing down. This… Continue reading

 

Photo by Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News Group
                                Island County Sheriff Mark Brown stands in front of the law and justice center.

Sheriff Brown will walk off into sunset

Island County Sheriff Mark Brown’s career in law enforcement will come to in end in a few months after 44 years on the job. Brown… Continue reading

 

South Whidbey’s Island Herb focuses on community, employees

In a blooming market of recreational cannabis retailers, Island Herb continues to stand out by “not just doing the minimum,” according to general manager Eric… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Bagel Company voted the best

When John Auburn opened a second Whidbey Island Bagel Factory in Oak Harbor, it meant adapting to a new market. That meant customizing the menu… Continue reading

Heaping slices of awesome

Whidbey Pies Cafe named as best pie in Washington

County clarifies winery, brewery, distillery code

After decades without clear definitions in its code, Island County has adopted new language to address wineries, cideries, breweries and distilleries in rural zones. The… Continue reading

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Oak Harbor High School grad starts career at bank

Peoples Bank announced the appointment of JAHLEEL VESTER as real estate loan representative at the Oak Harbor Financial Center. Vester earned a bachelor’s degree in… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2018
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Nonprofit opens doors at new, larger location

Garage of Blessings now has more space than it ever has before, and with that space will come more services than it has ever provided.… Continue reading

Town makes changes to 2 percent funds process

The Town of Coupeville voted Tuesday to make a few minor changes to the town’s allocation process for the 2 percent Lodging Tax Revenue grant… Continue reading

SaviBank breaks ground for branch on Midway

SaviBank has broken ground for a new branch on Midway Boulevard in Oak Harbor. The site is located across the street from SaviBank’s current temporary… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2018

Whidbey solar business warns against policy change

Whidbey Islanders like to go green. Whidbey has more solar energy installations per capita than the rest of Washington, says the head of the island’s… Continue reading

Island Transit honors maintenance team

Island Transit is recognizing its maintenance team with a Wall of Fame Team Award. The team, composed of Steven Aus, Mark Colston, Mike Earl, Kevin… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2018

Coupeville festival funds expected to reach $1 million

Achieving a fund-raising milestone

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County gets new director

Jennifer Paddock had dedicated her career to helping children, which made her position at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Island County a logical next step.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Homeless meeting focuses on health, safety issues

Business owners and community members voiced concerns to city officials about trespassing, littering and safety issues during a special meeting Tuesday. The meeting, held by… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Mayor Bob Severns, Police Chief Kevin Dresker, and deputy fire chief Mike Buxton addressed the audience’s concerns. Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times

Audiology center celebrates 1 year anniversary

Coupeville’s Hearing Health Services will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, May 18 to celebrate the first anniversary of its Birch Street location. Owner… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Oak Harbor Best Western wins brand award

Best Western Plus in Oak Harbor received the Best Western Hotels & Resorts Chairman’s Award, the highest honor for quality standards, according to a press… Continue reading

  • May 2, 2018

Chamber honors business success

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce held its annual awards banquet and board installation last week. The big awardees of the night were Sarah Richards of Lavender… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2018

New nursery in Coupeville blooming with energy

Jackie Bartsch has been getting a lot of lookie-loos in the last several months as she slowly makes renovations to her newest business venture. “A… Continue reading