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Photo by Michael B. Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                Construction workers from WhidbeyHealth cross at State Highway 20 in Coupeville as protesters behind them protest the Dakota Access Pipeline stand outside Wells Fargo Bank in Coupeville last week. The group opposes the bank funding the pipeline project and the potential impact to the environment and native people’s land.

Group rallies in Coupeville in support of Sioux Tribe

More than 100 island residents converged on Coupeville Tuesday to rally in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s efforts to halt the Dakota Access… Continue reading

Photo by Michael B. Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                Construction workers from WhidbeyHealth cross at State Highway 20 in Coupeville as protesters behind them protest the Dakota Access Pipeline stand outside Wells Fargo Bank in Coupeville last week. The group opposes the bank funding the pipeline project and the potential impact to the environment and native people’s land.

Red Ticket offers incentive to shop local

As people gear up for the holiday season, Coupeville merchants are giving shoppers another incentive to shop locally. The annual Red Ticket promotion began Nov.… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record                                Langley residents Jack and Suzanne Healy opened their store, Artisan Crafted, in September. It is located on First Street in Langley.

Unique home decor available at store on First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street in Langley, home decor and accessories are like an extension of one’s personality.… Continue reading

Evan Thompson / The Record                                Langley residents Jack and Suzanne Healy opened their store, Artisan Crafted, in September. It is located on First Street in Langley.
Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners. Photo by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group

Sustainable turkeys expensive, but delicious

A rafter of turkeys graze Kevin Dunham’s homestead. They also stretch their legs and do, well, whatever turkeys do. These are humanely raised birds, but… Continue reading

Dunham’s turkeys will soon be the main course for many South Whidbey Thanksgiving dinners. Photo by Kyle Jensen/Whidbey News Group
Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                George Williams, an apprentice at Snowowl Arms and Training facility, practices markmanship using the indoor laser range in Oak Harbor on Monday.

New Oak Harbor business aims to educate gun buyers

Selling firearms isn’t where the transaction ends for Dean and Dawn Cox, owners of Snowowl Arms and Training Facility. The Coxes said they always wanted… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Watkins/Whidbey News-Times                                George Williams, an apprentice at Snowowl Arms and Training facility, practices markmanship using the indoor laser range in Oak Harbor on Monday.
Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options

Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options

Just off of the highway, enticing smells from around the world waft from behind the counter at Clinton’s newest restaurant. And the dishes come out… Continue reading

Island Nosh offering Clinton diners worldy culinary options
Rotary names October Student of the Month

Rotary names October Student of the Month

Rotary Club of Oak Harbor honored Patricia Hill as its October Student of the Month at a recent meeting. At Oak Harbor High School, Hill… Continue reading

  • Nov 3, 2016
Rotary names October Student of the Month
Sno-Isle Libraries offers a number of business classes throughout the year. Above, an attendee at a recent class at Coupeville Library takes notes on a presentation.

Library series aiding small business owners

Small business owners and entrepreneurs can now find even more support through their local library thanks to Sno-Isle’s Strategic Focus initiative. Though the libraries have… Continue reading

Sno-Isle Libraries offers a number of business classes throughout the year. Above, an attendee at a recent class at Coupeville Library takes notes on a presentation.
Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician Gabriel Barrio

Patients, coworkers say they’ll miss departing Oak Harbor pediatrician

RE/MAX named No. 1 real estate franchise

RE/MAX, LLC was named the number one real estate franchise for the eighth consecutive year in the annual Franchise Times Top 200 listing. The company… Continue reading

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

Casual House sells to a longtime employee

For Casual House owner Jill Schact, the decision to sell to a longtime employee was a easy one

Casual House sells to a longtime employee
Hai Vo

Oak Harbor salon owner demonstrates a giving spirit

A single mother, Hai Vo’s spare time is scarce, but of the free time she does have, she donates much of it.

Hai Vo
Amy Hauser, owner of Whidbey Art Party, leads sip ‘n’ paint classes at the Penn Cove Brewery Tap Room in Coupeville twice monthly. Photo by Kate Daniel/Whidbey News-Times

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work… Continue reading

Amy Hauser, owner of Whidbey Art Party, leads sip ‘n’ paint classes at the Penn Cove Brewery Tap Room in Coupeville twice monthly. Photo by Kate Daniel/Whidbey News-Times

Speakers to cover falls prevention

WhidbeyHealth with the Oak Harbor Senior Center and Central Whidbey Fire and Rescue will present National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Oak Harbor Senior Center.

  • Sep 20, 2016
Amy Hauser

Cultivating creativity at painting parties

Amy Hauser has made a career of empowering others. For the past 30 years, she has helped patients to overcome physical limitations through her work as a physical therapist. Through her new business venture, she’s helping people to express themselves with art.

Amy Hauser
Loakal Public House opens Saturday

Loakal Public House opens Saturday

The Loakal Public House aims to be a little bit of everything: family-friendly eatery, pub, live entertainment hotspot. But there’s one thing owners Kory Dyer… Continue reading

Loakal Public House opens Saturday
Thirteen-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Roxy tries on her new wheelchair at K9 Carts with help from owner Howard Eng.

Whidbey-based company giving disabled pets renewed mobility

From a small office on Whidbey Island, a company is giving pets that have lost use of their legs renewed mobility.

Thirteen-year-old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Roxy tries on her new wheelchair at K9 Carts with help from owner Howard Eng.
Kris Crane

Providing ‘Homes for Heroes’ comes from the heart

Without the Homes for Heroes program and help of Crane Financial Group, Oak Harbor residents Rebecca and George Pina say they wouldn’t own a home today.

Kris Crane
Owner of The Breast Baker Ever

Oak Harbor business baking with nursing moms in mind

Jenna King has always loved baking, but it wasn’t until she had her second child that King saw her passion as a vehicle to help breastfeeding moms.

Owner of The Breast Baker Ever
Hilary Carpenter

Humble beginnings: Whidbey Coffee owner is building success beyond Whidbey’s shores

Just before the lunch-time rush, a customer pulls up to the drive-through window at Freeland’s Whidbey Coffee wearing a T-shirt with a vintage company logo. On the other side of the window, Megan Williams is having trouble containing her excitement.

Hilary Carpenter