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Whidbey Island Conservation District is accepting orders now through Jan. 30 on an assortment of Western Washington native plants.
Washington Banking Company, the holding company of Whidbey Island Bank based in Oak Harbor, will report its end of year earnings later this month. Jack Wagner, president and CEO of Washington Banking Company, said he could not speculate on the results but did say the first three quarters of 2011 were good despite a sluggish economy.
The short happenings of businesses on Whidbey and beyond.
Washington State Ferries will celebrate the KENNEWICK’S completion Friday, Jan. 6, at the ferry terminal in Port Townsend.
MICHAEL-JOHN’S TRADING POST in Oak Harbor has moved to a new location.
The Chetzemoka, Salish and Kennewick ferries capable of serving the Port Townsend-to-Coupeville ferry route, were recently named Significant Boats of 2011 by U.S. maritime industry publication WorkBoat Magazine. “This is a tremendous distinction and one we are excited to share with our partners Vigor Industrial and Elliott Bay Design Group,” said David Moseley, assistant secretary for Washington State Ferries in a news release. “We’re pleased this new class of ferries is getting this well-deserved national attention.”
The Oak Harbor Yacht Club’s retiring Commodore Jim Byrne installed new officers and presented awards at the Commodore’s Ball.
The Greenbank Farm Agriculture Training Center is seeking students for the 2012 growing season.
Dispose of your Christmas tree and help a good cause after all the gifts are unwrapped and the holiday season comes to an end. Two local groups are sponsoring tree disposal events.
MAURICES, a national fashion retailer with a location on SE Pioneer Way in Oak Harbor, is partnering with PlayNetwork and Sonicbids to launch the second annual Hometown Sound.
EBEY BOWL in Coupeville will host a gingerbread creation event Saturday, Dec. 10, from noon to 2 p.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m.
PUGET SOUND ENERGY is offering residential electric customers $10 off in instant rebates on energy-efficient LED bulbs.
The Oak Harbor Lions Club will sponsor a vision and hearing health screening for 2,600 school age children within the Oak Harbor School District next month.
DECEPTION PASS TOURS has chosen Oak Harbor to be the home of its new gray whale watching tour business.
3 SISTERS FAMILY FARM will host a farmers market Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HUMMINGBIRD FARM is hosting its annual PETS AT THE FARM WITH SANTA photography benefit Saturday, Dec. 3.
The PURPLE BENCH, ANTIQUES & GARDEN in Oak Harbor will be open through Christmas for holiday shopping.
Over the objections of one city councilman, Oak Harbor is once again refusing to increase the amount it pays for tourism promotion in Island County -- at least for now.
AMBER FOWLER, MD, a board certified dermatologist who owns Rosario Skin Clinic in Mount Vernon, has opened Rosario Skin Clinic at 3110 Commercial Avenue in Anacortes.
Oak Harbor-based FAKKEMA & KINGMA INC., which merged with Harmsen & Associates, Inc. in 2007, has changed its name to Harmsen.