Business

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.
                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

 

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

 

Nichols Bros. wants new bid for ferry

Boat builder says bills could steer work on hybrid boat to competitor

 

Eagles Aerie donates $15,000

Twelve Whidbey Island nonprofits were recently the recipients of contributions from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie in Freeland. The Eagles’ mission is “People Helping… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Tails wag at mobile salon and special treatment

Teens lead effort to make theater more accessible

Three Whidbey Island girls saw the problem: wheelchair and mobility-impaired access to Whidbey Children’s Theatre was difficult at best, according to a press release. Weather… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019

Couple brings New Zealand backpack brand to Whidbey

Distributors leap from buying outdoor gear to selling it

(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group)
                                Amber Truex, program manager at Ryan’s House for Youth, flips on the lights in a micro-home donated to the youth organization by the Oak Harbor High School robotics team.

Big plans for tiny house

A recent donation to Ryan’s House for Youth proved too good an opportunity to pass up, even if it can’t be used yet. “The micro… Continue reading

(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group)
                                Amber Truex, program manager at Ryan’s House for Youth, flips on the lights in a micro-home donated to the youth organization by the Oak Harbor High School robotics team.

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is inviting the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home located at 3160 Summit Boulevard, Oak… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019

Funeral home getting new life

A Langley couple is resurrecting a business that once provided end-of-life services as a place to help people live longer and healthier. “There’s a poetic… Continue reading

Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics

Debating risks vs. benefit of ‘enriching’ dogs’ lives

Farmer and Vine offers more than wine

The hosts of a new wine bar on Whidbey invite guests to “Sip, Gather, Graze.” A desire to do something involving retail and local agriculture,… Continue reading

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Times)

Season’s Eatings

Recipes to keep the holidays tantalizing

  • Dec 21, 2018
(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Times)

‘Flying Bear’ offering last-minute wreath-making

Langley shop filled with greenery for the season

The wonders of Whidbey

More than 60 artists and local producers represented

Whidbey Telecom adding DISH

Whidbey Telecom announced that it has added DISH to its list of product offerings. “The way people are getting their video entertainment is changing fast,”… Continue reading

  • Oct 2, 2018

Healing Circles offers sanctuary and support

The people sitting in a circle of comfortable chairs may talk about their personal challenges, the issues that affect them — a diagnosis of cancer,… Continue reading

Training slated at mussel rafts

Penn Cove Shellfish employees will participate in oil spill training Friday near the mussel rafts. The on-the-water exercises will likely include boil booms and other… Continue reading

SICBA holds home tour

Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association will hold its 12th annual SICBA Home Tour Sept. 14-16. This year’s Home Tour features 13 homes by eight local builders… Continue reading