Business

Clinton resident wins Whidbey Telecom’s cover art competition

Clinton photographer Sandy Rubini won the Whidbey Telecom Directory Cover Art Contest with her original work, “Heather Meadows Staircase.” Rubini’s photograph will be featured on the 2013-14 Whidbey Telecom phonebook directory. The directory will be published in November.

  • Jul 26th, 2013

Goosefoot finds new director

Sandy Whiting will join Goosefoot as its new executive director Aug. 19.

  • Jul 23rd, 2013

Energy reviews available on Whidbey Island

Whatcom County’s smart energy program, the Community Energy Challenge (CEC), is now on Whidbey Island.

  • Jul 23rd, 2013

New t’ai chi class opens in Freeland

Lynne Donnelly, a t’ai chi teacher in Freeland and Coupeville, will offer a late afternoon t’ai chi class for beginners at her Freeland t’ai chi studio at 5548 Myrtle Ave., Suite 303. The class, appropriate for anyone who wants to improve their health or learn a new way of moving, will meet at 5:30 p.m. Mondays for about an hour. The first class is free.

  • Jul 19th, 2013

Whidbey Island Winery continues concerts in Langley

Massy Ferguson performs July 20 for $20 at Whidbey Island Winery.

  • Jul 16th, 2013

Ice cream bowls benefit Good Cheer Food Bank

The ongoing summer fundraiser for Good Cheer Food Bank is ice cream bowl creation. Paint and keep the bowl, and get a coupon for 25 cents off ice cream at The South Whidbey Commons and 25 percent off any purchase up to a $25 discount at the Good Cheer Thrift Store.

  • Jul 16th, 2013

Clinton market bursts with colors, flavors

Vibrant colors and informational displays fill an otherwise empty parking lot.

Get humpy fishing tips at Tilth market

Kevin Lungren instructs even the greenest of anglers on how to catch salmon from the beach at a lesson Sunday, July 14 at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.

  • Jul 9th, 2013

Whidbey Coffee boosts MRI effort

Whidbey Coffee announced it is partnering with the Whidbey General Hospital Foundation in the fight against breast cancer.

  • Jul 5th, 2013

Lighthouse sets summer hours

Bring your family and friends to the Admiralty Head Lighthouse. It’s open daily through August, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you wold enjoy spending your summer at the lighthouse talking with people from all over the world, consider volunteering as a lighthouse host or by working in the gift shop.

  • Jul 5th, 2013

New Coupeville store bags early customers

Kimberly Hoctor made three sales before she even opened her Coupeville store June 15.

Tourism group meets in Coupeville

Whidbey and Camano Islands Tourism is holding a working lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3 at Ciao Restaurant in Coupeville to discuss the Washington Tourism Alliance and plans for funding state tourism. Special guest is WTA board member Jane Kilburn. She also serves as director of tourism development and senior counsel for communications at the Port of Seattle. A light lunch will be served with $5 per person requested to help cover the cost. RSVP with the names of guests by June 30 to info@whidbeycamanoislands.com or leave a voice message at 360-929-9924.

  • Jun 28th, 2013

Eaton, Freeland mortgage broker, celebrates 23 years of lending

Freeland-based mortgage lender Ron Eaton has handed out loans for more than two decades.

  • Jun 28th, 2013

Rotary Club of South Whidbey sells berries galore

The Rotary Club of South Whidbey is holding its 29th annual berry sale fundraiser. Strawberries, raspberries or blueberries are available, fresh and individually quick frozen. Order forms are available at the Freeland Chamber. For more information, email junedavis51@msn.com.

  • Jun 28th, 2013

Langley gears up for Choochokam

Choochokam, Langley’s annual Festival of the Arts, follows on the heels of Independence Day celebrations this year. It will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 6 and July 7.

  • Jun 28th, 2013

Business booths available at Explore Whidbey expo

Explore Whidbey is now open for registration. Formerly the Island County Biz Expo, the name change reflects the broader scope of the show.

  • Jun 14th, 2013

Freeman joins Langley Chamber staff

Betty Freeman, whose experience includes that of a writer and reporter on South Whidbey, has joined the staff of the Langley Chamber of Commerce.

  • Jun 14th, 2013

Newly-certified instructor offers STOTT Pilates at Island Athletic Club

Island Athletic Club’s group fitness director, Chizue Rudd, recently earned certification as an instructor of STOTT Pilates, adding to the many ways she helps people achieve their health and fitness goals. In addition to being a certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor, Chizue has more than 30 years of experience teaching group exercise in the U.S. and Japan. To obtain certification as an instructor, she completed more than 300 hours of training and apprenticeship.

  • Jun 14th, 2013

Newbauer presents plan for former Mike’s Place building

When Mona Newbauer dreams, she dreams big. Before a crowd of 60 people Monday night, Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s Chocolates, described her effort to buy and renovate the two-story, 5,025 square foot building on the corner of First and Anthes in Langley.

  • Jun 14th, 2013

Tilth Market features fishing resorts

Bill Haroldson will present illustrated talks about early fishing resorts on Whidbey Island on Father’s Day, June 16, at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market.

  • Jun 11th, 2013

Dream pursued for Mike’s Place in Langley

Mona Newbauer, owner of Sweet Mona’s chocolate store on Second Street, has her eye on the vacant Mike’s Place building which holds a prominent spot in Langley at the corner of First and Anthes, across the street from the Dog House Tavern.

  • Jun 8th, 2013

Sign up, tee off with Freeland chamber

The 15th Annual Golf Classic & Auction, sponsored by the Freeland Chamber of Commerce, will be held Sunday, Aug. 25, at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

  • Jun 7th, 2013

Volunteer at the Clinton visitor kiosk

Volunteers staff the visitor kiosk at Ken’s Corner Fridays through Sunday, continuing through September. Volunteers receive training and have fun participating in the educational trips throughout the island. For more information email Katy at ktshaner@whidbey.com.

  • Jun 7th, 2013

Skagit bridge impact aid possible

The Island County Economic Development Council is partnering with the Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC) to support businesses impacted by the Skagit River bridge collapse.

  • Jun 7th, 2013

Bayview winery blooms with music Sunday

Blooms Winery Taste for Wine & Art presents music from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at its location at Bayview Corner

  • May 31st, 2013

South Whidbey Record hires new reporter

Celeste Erickson joined The South Whidbey Record editorial staff this week, replacing Michaela Marx Wheatley as a part-time reporter/photographer/page designer.

  • May 31st, 2013

Whidbey holistic health fair to teach healthy living

The Whidbey Island Holistic Health Association offers a free holistic health fair featuring Reiki from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8 in the Sears Building at Bayview.

  • May 31st, 2013

Langley readies Friday outdoor market

Langley’s Friday afternoon Second Street Market opens June 7 and continues weekly through September.

  • May 31st, 2013

Galleries open Saturday night in Langley

Langley art galleries stay open until 7 p.m. to preview their new shows the first Saturday of each month.

  • May 31st, 2013

Shop to violin music at Tilth Farmers Market in Bayview

Violin virtuoso Alex Bonesteel performs live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Whidbey Tilth Farmers Market on Sunday, May 26. He plays a wide range of lively Celtic to classical music.

  • May 21st, 2013

‘Tears and Cheers’ in Langley

Personnel changes are happening at the Langley Main Street Association that will affect The South Whidbey Record.

  • May 19th, 2013

Freeland garage sale needs items

Join the Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce, Westside Whidbey Rotary, South Whidbey Rotary and the Readiness to Learn Foundation for a giant garage sale on the front lawn of China City from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

  • May 17th, 2013

Volunteer sought for Ken’s Korner visitor kiosk

Volunteers staff the visitor kiosk at Ken’s Corner Fridays through Sundays from May through September. Volunteers receive training and have fun participating in the educational trips throughout the island.

  • May 17th, 2013

Freeland Chamber preps for golf tourney

Useless Bay Golf and Country Club on Aug. 25 will host the Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce’s Northwest/Southwest Golf, Dinner and Auction Event with great giveaways and prizes. Good times are guaranteed. Call the chamber to sign up at 360-331-1980 or email freeland@whidbey.com.

  • May 17th, 2013

Whidbey Telecom phone book art entries sought

Whidbey Telecom has announced their 2013 directory cover contest for local artists and photographers.

  • May 10th, 2013

Private liquor sales stall on Whidbey Island

Nearly a year after a voter approved ballot initiative allowed liquor to be sold in large retail stores, some former state-owned and contract liquor stores on Whidbey are struggling.

Langley merchant reports on distant travels

Fred Lundahl, one of the proprietors of Music for the Eyes, Langley’s rug, textile and jewelry shop at 314 First St., will give a presentation on his recent trip to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at his shop.

  • May 10th, 2013

Goosefoot leader Torget to leave

A leadership transition will take place at Goosefoot beginning Sept. 1. At that time, Executive Director Debbie Torget will be leaving to become the president of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters.

  • May 10th, 2013

‘Wet Whisker’ boosts history

Island County Historical Museum is selling official “The Wet Whisker” coffee mugs along with a special “Front Street Roast” coffee.

  • May 8th, 2013

Whidbey Island Biz Expo changes names, location

An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.

Spend Mother’s Day in Greenbank’s gardens of Meerkerk

Treat mom to Mother’s Day Concert on the Lawn, noon to 4 p.m., May 12, a relaxing and inspiring afternoon at Meerkerk Gardens. By popular demand for the 20th consecutive year, Harper Tasche performs on folk harp and other antique instruments, weaving songs and tales throughout the afternoon. Bring a quilt and enjoy the concert surrounded by blooming rhododendrons. Stroll through the gardens off Resort Road in Greenbank and breathe in the fragrance and beauty. Ticket for this event: Adults $10. Children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

  • May 7th, 2013

Two days to tour wineries | BIZ BEAT

The Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour on Whidbey is May 11 and 12. The tour includes visits to five of the winery tasting rooms from Greenbank to Clinton.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

How to finance business on Whidbey | BIZ BEAT

Smart financial decisions can make or break a business. With that in mind, the Island County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, will present a free seminar on financing a business.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

Clinton examines partnership | BIZ BEAT

“Thriving Communities. Thriving Businesses. A Dynamic Partnership.” The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Progressive Association are co-sponsoring this community event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Clinton Community Hall.

  • Apr 30th, 2013

Bayview Corner gets wi-fi hotspot | BIZ BEAT

Whidbey Telecom is adding a new wi-fi hotspot at Bayview Corner.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Revamped Bayview School opens grandly Saturday

The Whidbey Island Community Arts and Education Center invites the community to its open house Saturday, April 27.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Rhododendrons to adorn Washington license plates, boost Meerkerk Gardens

The claim is that it’s the most beautiful Washington State license plate.

  • Apr 23rd, 2013

Sebo’s hires fishing guru ahead of humpy season

Sebo’s hired Bob Crouch, one of South Whidbey’s top fishing gurus, now working at Sebo’s Hardware in Bayview.

  • Apr 21st, 2013

Freeland Chamber meets over lunch

Freeland’s Chamber of Commerce will meet and eat lunch April 19.

  • Apr 9th, 2013

Greenbank Farm grows first-class volunteers

RECORD STAFF For more than a century, Greenbank Farm has provided a sense of open space with phenomenal views of both Admiralty Inlet and Holmes Harbor. But what would it be like today if not for the passion and vision of local volunteers?

  • Apr 9th, 2013