Business

Oak Harbor Yonkman named SICBA Builder of the Year

Oak Harbor Yonkman named SICBA Builder of the Year

Several Whidbey Island builders recently earned awards from the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association, according to a press release from SICBA. The nonprofit trade organization held… Continue reading

Oak Harbor Yonkman named SICBA Builder of the Year
Eugene Phelps, owner of Gene’s Art & Frame, in his Oak Harbor store Thursday, May 4, 2017 along with store manager Linnane Armstrong. Phelps has been in business for 50 years. The store is celebrating its 50th anniversary in June. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times.

Gene’s Art & Frame celebrates 50 years in business

Gene Phelps remembers when Oak Harbor was a quiet little town where the only traffic jam was caused by Arnie Freund leading his cattle across… Continue reading

Eugene Phelps, owner of Gene’s Art & Frame, in his Oak Harbor store Thursday, May 4, 2017 along with store manager Linnane Armstrong. Phelps has been in business for 50 years. The store is celebrating its 50th anniversary in June. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times.

U-Haul opens at OLF Storage in Coupeville

U-Haul has come to Coupeville. OLF Storage owner Mike Syreen signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer about two months ago. U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing… Continue reading

More than movies at Oak Harbor Cinemas

More than movies at Oak Harbor Cinemas

Opera lovers sing praises of special Saturday shows

More than movies at Oak Harbor Cinemas
Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times                                Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Grant gets a close cut known as a fade from barber Kevin Bell recently. Bell specializes in haircuts for men in the military and what he calls “rockabilly” styles.

Yondersea barber drops anchor in Oak Harbor

Styles from “rockabilly” to fades, tapers, wild or mild cuts offered

Photos by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times                                Petty Officer 2nd Class Joshua Grant gets a close cut known as a fade from barber Kevin Bell recently. Bell specializes in haircuts for men in the military and what he calls “rockabilly” styles.
No way Jose! Brothers open eatery in downtown Oak Harbor

No way Jose! Brothers open eatery in downtown Oak Harbor

New restaurant featuring Mom’s traditional cooking

No way Jose! Brothers open eatery in downtown Oak Harbor
Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in a long time

Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in a long time

Freeland-based Nichols Brothers’ most recently completed and heaviest vessel launched “in a long time” took to the sea last week. The large, black and bright… Continue reading

Nichols Brothers launches ‘heaviest vessel’ in a long time
Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Longtime Greenbank Farm tenant, the Rob Schouten Gallery, is packing up and moving. The business has found a new home in the Village by the… Continue reading

Longtime Greenbank Farm gallery making move to Langley

Council OKs Costco store in Coupeville

Whidbey residents soon won’t have to travel off the island to stock up on a year’s supply of toilet paper or buy two-gallon buckets of… Continue reading

New Oak Harbor store filled with touchable treasures

New Oak Harbor store filled with touchable treasures

An eclectic collection of local art for hands-on shopping

New Oak Harbor store filled with touchable treasures

McKenzie named no. 5 ‘Heroes’ affiliate nationwide

Craig McKenzie was named one of the top real estate specialists in the country for helping heroes buy their homes. Homes for Heroes recognized McKenzie… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2017
Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence

The Coupeville Chamber of Commerce honored standout businesses and business leaders during its annual Awards Banquet and Board Installation Dinner Thursday. Among the winners were… Continue reading

Coupeville Chamber recognizes business excellence
Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art

Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art

Vanca Lumsden likes to say if you’re sitting on a bench made of old barn wood and willow branches anywhere on Whidbey Island, she and… Continue reading

Willows, wood, whimsy and award-winning garden art
Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort

The product of a joint effort between the owners of a Coupeville brew pub and an Anacortes craft brewery will be on tap at 6… Continue reading

Penn Cove Taproom’s flagship beer a collaborative effort
Oak Harbor’s ‘go-to-guy’ for crazy bike parts

Oak Harbor’s ‘go-to-guy’ for crazy bike parts

Dean Lewis bikes to his own beat as boss

Oak Harbor’s ‘go-to-guy’ for crazy bike parts
Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails

Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails

A mom and pop shop where daughter and dog call the shots

Greenbank Farm Wine Shop offers tastings, tales and tails
Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town

Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town

Visitors from far and wide are snatching up their tickets for the second annual Coupeville Chocolate Walk. With the Whidbey News-Times and Coupeville Chamber of… Continue reading

Chocolate Walk the hottest ticket in town
Terry Boese checks how a batch of elderberry wine is aging at his Oak Harbor store, Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply.                                Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times

Oak Harbor supply store brews much more than beer

Call Terry Boese a beer man and you’d be correct. But he and his store, Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply, are so much more than barley… Continue reading

Terry Boese checks how a batch of elderberry wine is aging at his Oak Harbor store, Whidbey Island Homebrew Supply.                                Photo by Patricia Guthrie/Whidbey News-Times
Kyle Jensen / The Record                                Bayview resident Joseph Kleinman holds up one of his many ancient coin pendants. He wears one every day that depicts Adrian from Alexandria, who he admires for the way he changes provinces in the Roman Empire.

Jewelry maker merges love of history into a educational fashion line

Bayview resident Joseph Kleinman always wanted to be a historian. In the end, he never worked in the academic field. But he’s putting his knack… Continue reading

Kyle Jensen / The Record                                Bayview resident Joseph Kleinman holds up one of his many ancient coin pendants. He wears one every day that depicts Adrian from Alexandria, who he admires for the way he changes provinces in the Roman Empire.
Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering

Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering

Death and taxes are the certainties of life, so goes the old proverb. But longtime Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones was raised with a third… Continue reading

Since 1986, Oak Harbor accountant Kathy Jones has been filing taxes and tirelessly volunteering