Business

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
Whidbey Island Distillery owners Bev and Steve Heising toast their success with drinks they couldn’t have offered customers before Senate Bill 5353. Steve drinks the distillery’s rye whiskey

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
Whidbey Island Distillery owners Bev and Steve Heising toast their success with drinks they couldn’t have offered customers before Senate Bill 5353. Steve drinks the distillery’s rye whiskey
Martha and Gary Wallin operate the only pet cremation business on the island behind their funeral home near Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.

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.

Martha and Gary Wallin operate the only pet cremation business on the island behind their funeral home near Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor.
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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
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Tony Savoy enjoys a Pacemaker Porter at Flyers Restaurant and Brewery. He developed the recipe for the award-winning ale while his assistant brewer

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.

Tony Savoy enjoys a Pacemaker Porter at Flyers Restaurant and Brewery. He developed the recipe for the award-winning ale while his assistant brewer

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.

Brenda Pike

‘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.

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Pat and David Howell return to Coupeville as the new owners of Local Grown

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.

Pat and David Howell return to Coupeville as the new owners of Local Grown

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.

Coupeville Chamber of Commerce looks to connect members with nonprofits

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce is exploring ways to better serve its membership.

Greenbank to sell wine shop

The Greenbank Farm Management Group is looking for interested parties to take over its wine shop.

Marissa Evans and Karen Cox of Windermere give the Oak Harbor Senior Center some love earlier this month. Windermere staff organize a service project each June to give back to the community. The annual event was first started in 1984.

Windermere gives back in Oak Harbor

Marissa Evans and Karen Cox of Windermere give the Oak Harbor Senior Center some love earlier this month. Windermere staff organize a service project each June to give back to the community. The annual event was first started in 1984.

Marissa Evans and Karen Cox of Windermere give the Oak Harbor Senior Center some love earlier this month. Windermere staff organize a service project each June to give back to the community. The annual event was first started in 1984.

Oak Harbor Lions kick off cherry sales

The Oak Harbor Lions Club is selling ripe Bing and Rainier cherries 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Tuesday, June 16.

  • Jun 16, 2015

Whidbey produce ripening early

Blueberry, strawberry harvests are expected 2 weeks early.

Jackie Lipstein sits inside Bites

‘Bites’ in Oak Harbor offers small portions, prices

A new Oak Harbor eatery is taking a bite out of portion sizes and prices.

Jackie Lipstein sits inside Bites

New Coupeville antique store aims for novelty

Collecting things with unique histories has been an occupation for Kim Christianson nearly her entire life.