Business

Chris McDougal

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.

Chris McDougal
GS Defensive Driving School owners Heather Scott and Michael Groves board their instruction car.

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
GS Defensive Driving School owners Heather Scott and Michael Groves board their instruction car.
Josh Rowley

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
Josh Rowley

Business in Brief

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

  • Jul 11, 2008
Justin Goodwin of Columbia Beach Barbecue serves up a Santa Maria-style

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.

Justin Goodwin of Columbia Beach Barbecue serves up a Santa Maria-style

Whidbey Business in brief

Clifton honored for zero energy home

  • Jul 11, 2008

News-Times Web site up and ready for readers

The Whidbey News-Times is today officially unveiling its new Web site that has been a work in progress for some time.

  • Jul 8, 2008
Oak Harbor High School graduate Arianna O’Dell awaits customers at the Oak Harbor Public Market. She decided to sell baked goods this summer as a way to make money and to learn about starting and operating a small business.

Whidbey grad O’Dell goes O’Decadent to start own business

Getting a summer job is a common way for high school graduates to make a little money before heading off to college. But Arianna O’Dell is doing something different. She started her own business which not only provides an income, but it gives her valuable entrepreneurial experience.

Oak Harbor High School graduate Arianna O’Dell awaits customers at the Oak Harbor Public Market. She decided to sell baked goods this summer as a way to make money and to learn about starting and operating a small business.

Biz expo looks for county subsidy

Money from the county’s general fund that has historically been used as membership for the Economic Development Council for its operations may now be taken… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008

Happy dining at Happy Dragon

By Kathryn ReyesNews-Times internThe inclination to eat is universal. So too is Chinese food. And so, even when you are unable to understand a single… Continue reading

  • Jul 3, 2008
Dentist Brian Spriggs

Oral surgeon sets sights on Oak Harbor

Longtime dentist C. Brian Spriggs announces the May opening of Whidbey Island Oral, Maxillofacial and Implant Surgery in Oak Harbor.

  • Jul 3, 2008
Dentist Brian Spriggs
Chung Tran recently opened his Basil Cafe in Bayview.

From Vietnam to Whidbey Asian cafe opens in Bayview

A trip south for noodles and other edible Asian delights might be in order for North Whidbey residents.

  • Jul 3, 2008
Chung Tran recently opened his Basil Cafe in Bayview.
William Bell of Local Grown awaits customers to enjoy coffee in the new business. Local Grown sells coffee

Coffee shop boosts farmers, local radio

A new coffee shop has opened at the Coupeville Wharf and it offers something more than the usual fare of mochas, lattes and scones: It provides a place to purchase locally-gown produce as it supports a small community radio station.

William Bell of Local Grown awaits customers to enjoy coffee in the new business. Local Grown sells coffee
Seth McKee

Whidbey chef wins Canadian TV cooking competition

After spending a significant portion of his career cooking for various restaurants on Whidbey Island, Seth McKee decided to expand his world by competing in a televised cooking show. He did a lot better than just compete. He traveled to British Columbia and won City TV’s Black Box Master Chef Competition held Memorial Day weekend in Vancouver.

Seth McKee

Michigan fan, physician Douglas Langrock a favorite in Oak Harbor

Patients walking into Dr. Douglas Langrock’s examination room in the Whidbey Community Physicians office on Cabot Drive may have the urge to don the maize and blue, look for their seats somewhere near the 50-yard line at the stadium in Ann Arbor, and sing a chorus of “Hail to the Victors.”

  • Jul 3, 2008

Steve Schiffman, chiropractor | Best of Whidbey 2008

When your car is giving you trouble, you bring it to a mechanic. The same goes for spines. Steve Schiffman is a spine mechanic otherwise known as a chiropractor. But Schiffman isn’t just any chiropractor: He’s been voted best chiropractor for 2008 in the Best of Whidbey competition.

  • Jul 3, 2008
While grandmother shops at the Coupeville Lions Club garage sale Saturday

Coupeville Lions venture guesses of garage sale total

The Coupeville Lions Club annual garage sale fundraiser brought in excited shoppers and a pile of money this weekend. The total amount of cash raised won’t be released until Wednesday evening at a dinner for the workers, but that hasn’t stopped Lions members from guessing.

  • Jul 3, 2008
While grandmother shops at the Coupeville Lions Club garage sale Saturday
Skip Chase

This gym isn’t a playschool

No machines, no televisions, no fruit juice bar. Just a large room filled with mats and weights ready for people who are serious about getting in shape.

Skip Chase

Today’s library means business

Where would you turn if you wanted information about starting a business? If you’re like most people these days, you’d start with Google.

  • Apr 12, 2008

‘Think College’ thinks again

New approach sparks success

  • Sep 8, 2007