Business

Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager

Christi Karvasek was recently promoted to general manager of Useless Bay Golf and Country Club from member services manager. She replaces former general manager Bill… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2017

SaviBank opens branch in Freeland

South Harbor Avenue in Freeland might as well be South Whidbey’s Wall Street. The downtown street has been a hub for business for years, and… Continue reading

Rocket Taco blasts off in downtown Freeland

Flavors from south of the border have touched down in Freeland. Restaurateurs and Freeland residents Steve and Jill Rosen opened their newest venture, Rocket Taco,… Continue reading

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

Kalakala Co. Mercantile is closing its doors indefinitely today with a farewell fête. Co-owners Drew Christie and Amanda Moore said in a statement on Wednesday… Continue reading

Grocery store design runs in Langley businessmens’ blood

Tom Phillips never wanted to expand his business and become a millionaire. He’s happy owning and operating his “down home” family operation. Phillips started one… Continue reading

Whidbey coffee business brews success overseas

Tucked away in the woods off Crawford Road, truckloads of coffee beans are roasting. They’re destined for Whidbey’s caffeine fiends, but also hundreds of coffee… Continue reading

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

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 ..