Business

Mother-daughter duo bringing corners of the world to Whidbey

Fiona and Francesca Coenen-Winer sell pieces from near and far

 

Island Senior Resources aims to raise $10k Aug. 1

Growing demand for essential services strains nonprofit agency

 

Habitat taking over Saratoga Community Housing

After witnessing Saratoga Community Housing’s declining effectiveness, Habitat for Humanity of Island County is taking over the agency. “They just didn’t have the staff to… Continue reading

 

Celebrate everything rabbit-related during Bunny Daze, March 26-31

Spring has sprung, and so have the bunnies. Celebrate the furry creatures at Bunny Daze held March 26–31 in Langley. Everyone is invited to Shop… Continue reading

  • Mar 17, 2018

Schools foundation holding Dine Out Wednesdays

The South Whidbey Schools Foundation is holding its March Dine Out Wednesdays for the South Whidbey Schools program to help fund innovative classroom educational activities.… Continue reading

  • Mar 3, 2018
Langley chocolatier Mona Newbauer offers a wide variety of gourmet chocolates in her shop, Sweet Mona’s. Some of those chocolates will make their way to Coupeville Saturday for the annual Chocolate Walk. Photo by Megan Hansen/Whidbey News-Times

Chocolate Walk tickets selling quickly

A handful of tickets remain available for Saturday’s Coupeville Chocolate Walk. For the third year, participants can spend a Saturday strolling through the historic seaside… Continue reading

Langley chocolatier Mona Newbauer offers a wide variety of gourmet chocolates in her shop, Sweet Mona’s. Some of those chocolates will make their way to Coupeville Saturday for the annual Chocolate Walk. Photo by Megan Hansen/Whidbey News-Times

Seed farm grows with online store | CORRECTED

The growth of Deep Harvest Farm has been measured and intentional. Owners Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot have spent the past four years slowly increasing… Continue reading

The Braeburn set to expand restaurant space in Langley

An expansion has been “long overdue” at The Braeburn, according to the Langley eatery’s owner Lisa Carvey. That expansion is now set for the near… Continue reading

Whidbey Island Natural closes Langley storefront

After 17 years on First Street in Langley, Whidbey Island Natural is closing its doors on Jan. 7. Owners Kimberly and David Tiller will continue… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee gets new facility, director

One of Whidbey Island’s homegrown businesses is getting a double shot of energy. Whidbey Coffee is getting both a new production facility and a director… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2017

Island Herb in Freeland donates half of Nov. 28 sales for Giving Tuesday

Island Herb owner Lucas Jushinski is donating green of a different kind this holiday season. Good old-fashioned money. Jushinski, a Freeland resident and regular donor… Continue reading

Whidbey Tire Auto set to close its doors after decades of service

After serving South Whidbey since 1980, Whidbey Tire & Auto owner Dana Gildersleeve is closing shop. Gildersleeve is putting away his gloves after initially going… Continue reading

Langley flower shop was inspired by ‘farm, forest and the sea’

By LORINDA KAY Special for The Record When you walk into the Flying Bear and see the bounty of fresh and unusual flowers, you know… Continue reading

  • Nov 8, 2017

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

South Whidbey pie maker carves out slice of success

Heidi Hammer is known for her pies. Initially a treat she baked for a select few, the demand for her sweets turned her skill into… Continue reading

Clipper Vacations to return with holiday trips

Boatloads of holiday daytrippers onboard the Victoria Clipper will touch down at South Whidbey Harbor in December. Clipper Vacations, which shuttles up to 200 people… Continue reading

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

Whidbey Island Cannabis Co. relocated to Freeland last week and introduced itself with a billboard-size sign near Highway 525. One idea may have been better… Continue reading

Shipyard’s record employee boom ends following busy year, stalled project

The record employee boom at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders appears to be over, as after months of quiet layoffs the shipyard’s staff roster is nearing… Continue reading

Whidbey Doughnuts fills hole left by Basil Cafe

After nearly 10 years in business, Bayview’s popular Basil Cafe has closed its doors. The pan-Asian restaurant that served everything from Vietnamese pho noodle soup… Continue reading