Tuning up for the information superhighway

With the economy slumping, one man is trying to help Whidbey Island businesses harness the Internet to boost their business.Ryan Hansen, a one-time student at… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Bank pays $800,000 to outgoing president

It may not be a golden parachute, but Mike Cann is leaving Whidbey Island Bank with a good chunk of change.Washington Banking Company, the Oak… Continue reading

  • Oct 1, 2008

Business in Brief

Yonkman wins Best of ShowYonkman Construction won “Best of Show” honors in the fourth annual Home Tour Sept. 12 to 14 sponsored by the Skagit/Island… Continue reading

  • Sep 26, 2008

Great shakes in the Pacific Northwest

1700: Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake and tsunami, magnitude 9.0 or above. Through Native American stories and geological evidence such as land levels, tree rings, tsunami… Continue reading

  • Sep 19, 2008

Oak Harbor Knits here

Sandwiched between a tea room and a fabric store, Oak Harbor Knits is the newest, quaint mecca for social knitters.

  • Aug 22, 2008

Vintage roaster turns out 21 distinctive brews

Oak Harbor residents can now get a taste of locally roasted coffee, with beans extracted from a vintage roaster.

  • Aug 15, 2008

Business In Brief

P&L wins bid at Bangor base

  • Aug 15, 2008


The contact information on a Red Cross volunteer story that appeared July 26 was incorrect. For more information about volunteering as a health and safety instructor call 675-2912 or 1-888-216-5727, email island

  • Aug 8, 2008

Sleep center earns accreditation

Whidbey Island Sleep Center in Oak Harbor recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

  • Aug 8, 2008

Price of rice puffs up on island

Several months after South Asian flooding and subsequent rice shortages became national news, local customers who subsist on the starchy grain are still finding increasingly high prices at local stores.

  • Aug 1, 2008

New music store clicks in Oak Harbor

With the help of grassroots efforts, North Whidbey’s only all-instrumental music store opened last month to serve Islanders and the city of Anacortes.

  • Aug 1, 2008

Spicing up Coupeville

Mixing flavorful Thai food with the historic setting of downtown Coupeville is sure to spice things up.

  • Jul 28, 2008

Whidbey Island Chapter 47 of the Disabled American Vet

Whidbey Island Chapter 47 of the Disabled American Veterans need volunteers to drive their DAV Van to the Seattle VA Hospital. The DAV relies on volunteer drivers to transport veterans to keep their appointments at the VA Hospital. Many island veterans would not benefit from much needed medical care without the help of the DAV’s transport. If you can arrange at least one day a month to help out, please call 257-4801.

  • Jul 26, 2008

Keystone Café offers ferry riders a spot to dine

To go with their long waits for the ferry, passengers finally have a place to sit back and enjoy a meal. The Keystone Cafe, located across the street from the Keystone ferry terminal, has new owners and recently opened its doors.

School emphasizes defensive driving

To Oak Harbor’s new driving school, GS Defensive Driving School, the goal of drivers education goes further than just passing a test. For owners Michael Groves and Heather Scott, drivers education is about “building great driving habits for life.”

  • Jul 18, 2008

Oak Harbor Papa Murphy’s appeal continues in new location

Josh and Mishal Rowley have lived and breathed Papa Murphy’s for more than a decade. Papa Murphy’s, the largest take and bake pizza company in the world and the fifth largest pizza chain in the country, has made a name for itself by scrutinizing franchisees and supplying a product that few people can resist.

  • Jul 16, 2008

Business in Brief

Dr. Wendy Wang is the newest oncologist at Whidbey General Hospital.

  • Jul 11, 2008

Santa Maria barbecue comes to Whidbey

In a cloud of red-oak smoke, the owners of Columbia Beach Barbecue transform a cut of beef into an unassuming, culinary masterpiece that evokes the cowboy country of Santa Maria Valley.