Business

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

 

Goosefoot brings art gallery back to Bayview

Nine years after closing, the Front Room Gallery is returning to the…

 

Market, high-speed internet attracts printing biz to Langley

Fine Balance Imaging &Printing has catered to South Whidbey artists with its…

 

Freeland man rents out property as private pup park

Not all dogs are suited to the puppy party that is a…

Whidbey’s flower industry part of a growing movement

For flower farmers on South Whidbey, spring brings the bloom and another…

Double board certified physician now practicing in Freeland

Alex Kosloff, MD has joined the medical staff at WhidbeyHealth is now…

  • Apr 24th, 2017

Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager

Christi Karvasek was recently promoted to general manager of Useless Bay Golf…

  • Apr 22nd, 2017

SaviBank opens branch in Freeland

South Harbor Avenue in Freeland might as well be South Whidbey’s Wall…

Rocket Taco blasts off in downtown Freeland

Flavors from south of the border have touched down in Freeland. Restaurateurs…

Kalakala Mercantile Co. in Langley to close doors today with farewell festival

Kalakala Co. Mercantile is closing its doors indefinitely today with a farewell…

Grocery store design runs in Langley businessmens’ blood

Tom Phillips never wanted to expand his business and become a millionaire.…

Whidbey coffee business brews success overseas

Tucked away in the woods off Crawford Road, truckloads of coffee beans…

Support grows for South Whidbey CSAs

Although grocery stores will always be the place to buy food, not…

Roberta: Langley shop, fashion ‘icon’ to close

For decades, Roberta in downtown Langley has been Whidbey’s own small slice…

Day of love a day of big biz on Whidbey

The holiday season and summer are the busiest times of year for…

Chimney sweep biz alive, well on South Whidbey

When someone says chimney sweep, the image that comes to mind is…

Whidbey Telecom opens satellite office in Langley

Whidbey Telecom’s BiG GiG Center, located on Anthes Avenue in Langley, is…

Virtual reality gets real in Clinton, Langley

In the rapidly-changing world of video games, gaming and tech companies are…

Cafe Langley closes after 27 years in business

After 27 years of serving the Village by the Sea, Cafe Langley…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Keller Williams Realty establishes office in Bayview

Keller Williams Realty can now call South Whidbey home. The real estate…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

South Whidbey native joins SaviBank

SaviBank in Freeland recently welcomed a new member to its team. South…

  • Dec 31st, 2016

Langley pinball arcade doubles size with expansion

Langley residents may need to check their pockets for quarters after the…

Home decor, accessories on show at new store on Langley’s First Street

For Jack and Suzanne Healy, owners of Artisan Crafted on First Street…

Furniture consignment store opens doors Friday

A different breed of consignment store with an English twist will open…

New business represents a step toward making Whidbey a destination for spirits

After meandering through the long and arduous approval process with the Washington…

Island Nosh adds worldly edge to Clinton food scene

Off Highway 525 in downtown Clinton, eclectic smells from around the world ooze from…

Variety of plants, landscapes on view at new nursery in Clinton

Facing extensive competition, nurseries on the South End have to bring something different to the ..

Bayview barber keeps retro alive, one cut at a time

At a tiny storefront off Highway 525 in Bayview, a barber pole spins only three days a week.

Bayview barber keeps retro alive, one cut at a time

At a tiny storefront off Highway 525 in Bayview, a barber pole spins only three days a week. Inside the small shop stands a single barber chair tended to by a single hair stylist — owner Jeffrey Wood.

Clinton distillery earns positive review

Clinton’s Cadée Distillery was recently awarded a rating of 89 points by Whisky Advocate, a national whisky magazine, for its Deceptivus Bourbon Whiskey. Deceptivus is matured as bourbon whiskey then double-barrel finished in the “unique maritime climate of Whidbey,” according to a news release.

  • Sep 30th, 2016

Freeland sound engineer masters the art of music

In a little cabin tucked away in the woods east of Holmes Harbor, rock stars are made. Crammed with equipment and wailing musicians, it’s from this hideaway recording studio that a man known for his “big ears” and uncanny ability to perfect raw tunes has been helping bands make their way to stardom for nearly 20 years.

South Island CrossFit announces new ownership, business vision

South Island CrossFit in Clinton has new owners. The business was purchased earlier this year from Manny Rios by Lara and Andres Ortiz. They are Clinton residents, and cross fit level one certified trainers. The deal was finalized Feb. 15, according to a Thursday press release. The Ortizes plan to expand services to support intergenerational exercise programs, and envision a family-focused fitness center.

  • May 10th, 2016

SBA honors Greenbank man with top business award

Greenbank resident Earl Overstreet is the recipient of the 2016 8(a) Graduate Award of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Awarded to the highest achieving graduates of the Business Development Program, an assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses, Overstreet was chosen due to the overall successes of his business, Bellevue-based IT company General Microsystems Inc.

South Whidbey now home to two recreational pot shops

South Whidbey’s second recreational marijuana retailer will open its doors to the public today. The store, named Island Herb, is located in Freeland at 5565 Vanbarr Place, Unit F. Doors open at 11 a.m. Island Herb is owned by a veteran of the South Whidbey marijuana business scene, Lucas Jushinski. He owns Island Alternative Medicine in Freeland, which was the first medical marijuana dispensary to open on Whidbey Island back in 2012. The old storefront previously used by Island Alternative Medicine is where Island Herb is located.

Whidbey artists’ to host reception at Greenbank Farm

A reception for Whidbey artists Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow will take place next weekend at Greenbank Farm.

  • Mar 30th, 2016

New famous Clinton cake shop owners promise same quality

JW Desserts, a South Whidbey bakery that achieved national fame, is no more, but in its place is something just as sweet.

Big dreams brew in a small space: Clinton salon hopes to capitalize on traffic, convenience

Alicia Clancy has a grand vision brewing in Clinton, and it only requires a small footprint.

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique celebrates first 10 years in Langley

There’s a sweet deal coming to Langley in honor of a chocolatier’s first 10 years in business.

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Bayview’s Bella Salon goes ‘green’

Salon Bella in Bayview has plans for its waste to become more environmentally sustainable. In a news release, salon owners Talmadge Hickman and Chelsie Perkins announced they had partnered with Green Circle Salons, a company dedicated to turning salon waste into recyclable materials and renewable energy.

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Dietitian, personal chef sets up in Clinton

A registered, certified dietitian has come to Clinton.

  • Feb 17th, 2016

Tattoo artist plans for permanence in Greenbank

That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one says he’s here to stay.

Family tree farm still growing 74 years later

Anyone looking for a last-minute Christmas tree need only head to Clinton.

Come for the doors, stay for the stores in Langley

Langley’s Deck the Doors contest is underway, with more than 40 storefront entries festively decorated for the holidays.

  • Dec 4th, 2015

Building a better bike outfit—for women, by women on Whidbey Island

When Lisa McDermott and Mary Dettrich first began cycling, they were at a loss for finding a good fit.

Good Cheer stores open to families facing financial hardships

Children from families facing financial challenges have an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts from the Good Cheer Thrift Stores.

  • Nov 25th, 2015

South Whidbey stores ready for small business boon

Gennie Martin knows she opened her store, It’s Raining Art & Supplies in Langley, at a challenging time — just after the summer and a couple of months before the winter holidays.

Business continues to bloom at Bayview Farm and Garden

Bayview Farm and Garden is getting a facelift. In order to address new needs, owner Maureen Murphy said a new building will be built to replace the gutter-connected greenhouses that were located in the center of the two—and-a-half-acre farm and garden center.

Langley Whale Center grand opening in new spot

Having successfully moved down the road, the Langley Whale Center will celebrate with a grand re-opening Saturday, Nov. 14.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Sweet Mona’s shop to host decorating class

Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique, an award-winning sweets shop in Langley, will host two gingerbread and sugar cookie decorating classes next month.

  • Nov 6th, 2015