EDC loses out on marketing money

The Island County Economic Development Council will lose out on an extra $40,000 as a result of being designated an “urban” area.Sharon Hart, EDC executive… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2007

Larsen talks shop with business leaders

In a visit to Whidbey Island last week, Congressman Rick Larsen spent a considerable amount of time meeting business leaders in all three communities.He visited… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2007

Henry Koetje still at the helm

Feted for his decades in business

  • Aug 11, 2007

Customers go up in smoke

“No smoking” signs are replacing cigarette butts littering Oak Harbor these days.But while some Oak Harbor residents may be breathing easier after the state smoking… Continue reading

  • Jul 14, 2007

You say Coffeehouse, I say Kaffeehaus

Back in 1783, composer Wolfgang Mozart might have enjoyed a cappucino in a kaffeehaus while reviewing his latest symphony.A kaffeehaus is a blend of culture… Continue reading

  • Jul 7, 2007

Beer from around the world

Do you know where the word honeymoon comes from? Or that it had anything to do with beer?Look no further than Greg Hampton for your… Continue reading

  • Jun 30, 2007

Funeral competition arises

Second home opens in fall

  • Jun 2, 2007

Sunshine greets Oak Harbor Public Market

Open every Thursday through September

  • May 26, 2007

One finely-tuned family business

The day of the mom-and-pop shop lives on. Or, at least in the case of Tom Van Every’s business, pop-and-son are still running strong.Van Every… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2007

Fuel up at Coffee Dock

Folks heading to the Oak Harbor Post Office may have noticed some changes to the small, unused espresso shack located across the street.Gone is the… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2007

David’s DVD Den offers eclectic collection

The DVD rental business in Coupeville just got a bit more competitive.David’s DVD Den opened Tuesday across from the Coupeville Post Office. Its opening doubles… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2007

New duds for docs and others

A medical uniform is a basic item, but acquiring them has been inconvenient for the professionals on Whidbey Island.They often had to shop off island… Continue reading

  • Mar 10, 2007

New businesses hold court in historic building

After several months of work giving a historic Front Street building a tune-up, several new businesses have opened in the renovated Coupeville building.Mariners Court, the… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2007

Past employee takes over Videoville

When Gina Slowik was a student at Coupeville High School, she worked at Videoville.Who would have thought years later she would become the owner of… Continue reading

  • Feb 24, 2007

Whidbey sailor writes financial advice book

He knows what it’s like to make mistakes

  • Feb 10, 2007

Control those claws with Soft Paws

Vet shows how with online video clip

  • Jan 20, 2007

Small business takes over at the Greenbank Farm

Islanders often times have to be creative to make a living or even some extra money, and there will be no lack of creative people… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007

Inn-keepers Corner: They keep the lights on for us

It was a dark and stormy night . . . no, I’m not writing a bad story for Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. It’s just… Continue reading

  • Jan 13, 2007