Business

Support grows for South Whidbey CSAs

Although grocery stores will always be the place to buy food, not all households will get their produce from the store this summer. In fact,… Continue reading

Roberta: Langley shop, fashion ‘icon’ to close

For decades, Roberta in downtown Langley has been Whidbey’s own small slice of the New York City runway, with walls stocked with cashmere and high-end… Continue reading

Day of love a day of big biz on Whidbey

The holiday season and summer are the busiest times of year for most businesses. For others, February is particularly sweet. “Valentine’s Day is a very… Continue reading

Chimney sweep biz alive, well on South Whidbey

When someone says chimney sweep, the image that comes to mind is one of smudged-black cheeks and Victorian England. Or perhaps it’s Dick Van Dyke,… Continue reading

Whidbey Telecom opens satellite office in Langley

Whidbey Telecom’s BiG GiG Center, located on Anthes Avenue in Langley, is officially open after a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon. The cable company’s satellite office… Continue reading

Virtual reality gets real in Clinton, Langley

In the rapidly-changing world of video games, gaming and tech companies are always trying to find ways to stay ahead of the curve. And for… Continue reading

Cafe Langley closes after 27 years in business

After 27 years of serving the Village by the Sea, Cafe Langley closed its doors Friday, Dec. 23. “We appreciate the love and support from… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2016

Keller Williams Realty establishes office in Bayview

Keller Williams Realty can now call South Whidbey home. The real estate company recently remodeled the building that formerly housed Gemkow Construction in Bayview, off… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2016

South Whidbey native joins SaviBank

SaviBank in Freeland recently welcomed a new member to its team. South Whidbey native Candy Anderson joined the bank earlier this month as the business… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2016

Ancient coins: educational and fashionable‘… I just think it’s exciting to hold something that people used 2,000 years ago.’ — Joseph Kleinman

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

Langley pinball arcade doubles size with expansion

Langley residents may need to check their pockets for quarters after the town’s retro pinball arcade doubled its gaming space. The Machine Shop, on Second… Continue reading

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 in Langley, home decor and accessories are like an extension of one’s personality.… Continue reading

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

After meandering through the long and arduous approval process with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board, the booze scientists behind Cultus Bay Distillery have… Continue reading

Furniture consignment store opens doors Friday

A different breed of consignment store with an English twist will open its doors on South Whidbey on Friday. A Touch of Class is offering… Continue reading

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 ..

Island Nosh adds worldly edge to Clinton food scene

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

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 30, 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.