Business

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
Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon

Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon

Yasmin Garcia’s reason is simple for why she opened a trendy, teen-friendly clothing store and salon called Organic Bliss in Oak Harbor. So she could… Continue reading

Oak Harbor sisters turn their passions toward fashion at Organic Bliss salon
Photo provided                                Winner of the Student Entrepreneur Challenge sponsored by the Island County Economic Development Foundation is team “Joy to Jars,” which created a chocolate Chex mix in a jar. Pictured, from left to right: Sarah Peele, Peyton Carlson, Jacklyn Curtis, Sarah Smith.

Sell, sell, sell! Students learn tricks of the trade

Grand prize winner of this year’s Island County Economic Development Foundation Student Entrepreneur Challenge is “Joy to the Jars,” the organization announced. Oak Harbor High… Continue reading

Photo provided                                Winner of the Student Entrepreneur Challenge sponsored by the Island County Economic Development Foundation is team “Joy to Jars,” which created a chocolate Chex mix in a jar. Pictured, from left to right: Sarah Peele, Peyton Carlson, Jacklyn Curtis, Sarah Smith.
Sea Mar holding book drive for clients

Sea Mar holding book drive for clients

Sea Mar Behavioral Health Center is holding a holiday book drive for its clients. “For three or four weeks now, we’ve been collecting and saving… Continue reading

Sea Mar holding book drive for clients
NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

If you favor sturdy and sensible furniture and college dorm decor, Island County Habitat for Humanity has some deals for you. Make that 2,100 deals.… Continue reading

NAS Whidbey barracks furniture get second life at Habitat

Northwest Workforce Development Council seeks applicants

The Island County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on the Northwest Workforce Development Council and the Solid Waste Advisory Committee. Workforce council… Continue reading

  • Dec 7, 2016
Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist at Brandman University’s Oak Harbor campus. In October, she was promoted to campus director. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times

From receptionist to campus director: What started as a job became a career

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist and is now campus director at Brandman.

Mary Ellen Schief started as a receptionist at Brandman University’s Oak Harbor campus. In October, she was promoted to campus director. Photo by Ron Newberry/Whidbey News-Times