Tree disposal helps Whidbey Boy Scouts, Habitat for Humanity

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.

  • Dec 20, 2011

Maurices seeks bands | Biz Beat

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.

  • Dec 11, 2011

Create gingerbread at Ebey Bowl | Biz Beat

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.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Puget Sound Energy offers rebates | Biz Beat

PUGET SOUND ENERGY is offering residential electric customers $10 off in instant rebates on energy-efficient LED bulbs.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Oak Harbor Lions to screen vision, hearing

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.

  • Dec 9, 2011

Whale watching business opens in Oak Harbor | Biz Beat

DECEPTION PASS TOURS has chosen Oak Harbor to be the home of its new gray whale watching tour business.

  • Dec 5, 2011

3 Sisters Family Farm hosts market | Biz Beat

3 SISTERS FAMILY FARM will host a farmers market Saturday, Dec. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Dec 3, 2011

Pets visit Santa for photos | Biz Beat

HUMMINGBIRD FARM is hosting its annual PETS AT THE FARM WITH SANTA photography benefit Saturday, Dec. 3.

  • Dec 3, 2011

Antiques available for holiday shopping | Biz Beat

The PURPLE BENCH, ANTIQUES & GARDEN in Oak Harbor will be open through Christmas for holiday shopping.

  • Dec 3, 2011

City of Oak Harbor keeps tight grip on tourism bucks

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.

Skin clinic opens in Anacortes | Biz Notes

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.

  • Nov 23, 2011

Fakkema & Kingma, Inc., changes name | Biz Notes

Oak Harbor-based FAKKEMA & KINGMA INC., which merged with Harmsen & Associates, Inc. in 2007, has changed its name to Harmsen.

  • Nov 22, 2011

New chapter begins for Wind & Tide

With all great stories, one chapter closes and another one opens.

Waste Wise offers holiday campaign | Biz Notes

WASTE WISE is offering a holiday campaign for businesses. The organization will provide free advertising for stores that offer a 10- to 50-percent discount on gifts of experience, gifts made of recycled or reused materials or green gifts. Call 678-7974. Deadline is Nov. 12.

  • Nov 19, 2011

Whidbey News-Times’ gift guide heads home | Biz Notes

SOUND PUBLISHING will reach the entire island Nov. 23 and Nov. 26 with the Whidbey News-Times’ Holiday Gift Guide. For advertising information call 675-6611.

  • Nov 18, 2011

Italian restaurant opens in Oak Harbor | Biz Notes

CAFE BELLA is having a ribbon cutting and open house on Friday, Nov. 18, at 4:30 p.m. Cafe Bella is located at 830 SE Pioneer Way. “Great reason to leave work early and come celebrate with good food and great people!,” they say.

  • Nov 18, 2011

Oak Harbor entrepreneur dusts up another business

Nearly two years after the Feather Duster closed, an Oak Harbor resident is having another go at running a business. Giovanni Strain opened The Consignment Studio on Goldie Road recently and he’s busy looking for people with furniture to sell and customers eager for a good deal.

Whidbey cemeteries’ columbaria create room

Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville erected its first columbarium in October while Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor added two more.

Whale tours could draw thousands to Oak Harbor

ak Harbor may soon be home to a whale-watching business that could draw about 2,000 tourists per season. Deception Pass Tours, a water-based scenic tour company that operates out of Cornet Bay, is looking to expand its operations to include seasonal gray-whale watching in Saratoga Passage.

Sound Publishing to buy Clallam County newspapers

Sequim based Olympic View Publishing Company today announces the sale of the company to Sound Publishing, a community newspaper group based in Poulsbo, Wash. OVP has been owned and operated by local resident Brown M. Maloney for over 23 years. The company produces two Clallam County newspapers, the Sequim Gazette and the Forks Forum.

  • Nov 1, 2011