Business

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.

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 10, 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 30, 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.

Dietitian, personal chef sets up in Clinton

A registered, certified dietitian has come to Clinton.

  • Feb 17, 2016

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 17, 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 17, 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.