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LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.
Clinton businesses will take to the outdoors every Thursday this summer beginning July 5 and continuing through August.
Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.
FREELAND — Walk into Vino Amore wine shop and expect a warm hello from Koa.
Jack Ng, owner of the China City Restaurants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his purchase of the property on Scott Road in Freeland.
From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.
The days of Fido begging for a tasty snippet of bread are ending as small-scale bakers producing out of their homes will have to develop a plan to limit kitchen access of young children and pets.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has landed two more contracts for its popular line of tractor tugs.
A nonprofit group aimed at the promotion and preservation of Langley’s small town heritage won a giant victory this week when it secured the city’s pledge to participate in a state tax incentive program. Janet Ploof, president of the Historic Downtown Langley Main Street Association, said the move will essentially turbocharge the organization’s efforts by providing a stable source of funding.
South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is holding a vendor orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Trinity Lutheran’s community building in the old chapel at 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland. Past and future farmers, artisans and concessionaires are welcome. Vendors will realize savings this season as there will be no space fee charged, but vendors will pay the usual 10 percent of sales commission up to $200 in gross sales each market day. Space assignments will be made at this meeting. Organizers say every effort will be made to give returning vendors with seniority their previous space. For those interested in a covered booth, a waiting list is being set up.
Langley’s Chocolate Flower Farm was recently featured in Food Network Magazine for its 8-acre chocolate-themed garden that was noted for its 6-foot-tall brown sunflowers and cocoa-scented blossoms.
Whidbey’s Topsoils of Freeland is the low bidder on a county contract to grind and haul woody debris picked up by county crews after storms and yard waste that’s dropped off at the solid waste complex in Coupeville.
The owners of Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley plan to open a tasting room at their business on Craw Road.
The Langley City Council unanimously approved a new lease agreement with the Langley Chamber of Commerce at the council’s last meeting for use of the city’s building on Anthes Avenue.
Financial experts from the Small Business Administration, Northwest Business Development Association and US Bank will host a discussion on business financing next month in Freeland.
Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host George Bowen as part of its Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series.
It all started at her kitchen table 22 years ago. Still, even after publishing her 14th book, “M’Liss Rae Hawley’s Precut Quilts,” this crafty Freeland businesswoman is humbled by the inspiration of family, friends, her beloved animals and the island that feeds her soul.
Island Girl Nails will have a client appreciation party from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7 at the business in Clinton.
Island County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson will give an update on the current happenings in the county at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting.
The Langley Center for New Media and Fusionspark Media has announced the speakers at the second annual Content Marketing Retreat in Langley next month.
The Habitat Store in Freeland will officially open Friday, Dec. 16.
Vino Amore Wine Shop will host a holiday open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
The Whidbey Island Almanac, published annually by the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News-Times, will be distributed early next year.
LANGLEY — There’s a new spot to satiate a sweet tooth on the South End — Whidbey Cupcakes. Whidbey Cupcakes opened the day before Thanksgiving, just before the holiday season began in earnest. It’s the place where “every day is a cupcake day.”
Shop in Langley during the holidays and you might win $1,000.
Sound Publishing announced Tuesday it will buy Olympic View Publishing Company.
The next meeting of the Second Wednesday Coffee Club with Edward Jones will be at Anchor Books and Coffee at 9 a.m. Nov. 9.
Sound Publishing, Inc. — the owner of the South Whidbey Record and the Whidbey News-Times — announced today that Black Press, Ltd. had reached an agreement to buy the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim This Week and its related web sites from by Horvitz Newspapers.
Lincoln Computers in Clinton is having a 16th anniversary celebration on Tuesday, Nov. 1.
Representatives from Puget Sound Energy will give money saving tips for business owners, including how to continue productivity when the power goes out, at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting.
FREELAND — There’s a new, old store in Freeland. And it’s big. Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store opened its new 18,000-square-foot location on Cameron Road on Monday.
The spotlight will shine on local businesses at the Island County Biz Expo, set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16 at the Coupeville High School gym complex.
What will Clinton be like in 2025? A large-scale visioning, planning and action process is underway for Clinton, and a community conversation about the island’s southern gateway will be hosted by the Clinton Chamber of Commerce next week.
Bryan Nichols, formerly the sales and marketing manager for Nichols Brothers Boat Builders in Freeland, is joining the sales team at Vigor Industrial, the company announced Wednesday.
The next meeting of Second Wednesday Coffee Club with Edward Jones of Clinton is 9 a.m. Sept. 14 in the backroom of the South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse at 124 Second St. in Langley.
Organizers of the third annual Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair announced today that the event has been indefinitely postponed.
WorkSource Whidbey is inviting employers to reserve a table at its next job fair.
Island County Sheriff Mark Brown will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce.
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce is looking for volunteers to help at the information booth at the Island County Fair on Friday, Aug. 19.
Don Rowan, financial advisor with Edward Jones of Clinton, will host a special presentation by Calvert Investments, known for socially responsible investments, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 in Bayview.
CLINTON — Drew likes a double shot latte with just a “scum” of foam. Sherryl likes her 16-ounce decaf latte with half soy, half nonfat milk and some “velvet” foam. Wanda, however, hates foam, thank you very much.
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome state Rep. Norma Smith as the guest speaker for the next members' meeting.
Retail Confectioners International recently named Sweet Mona’s Island Angel Chocolates of Langley a winner at its 2011 Candy Clinic for her “I Only Have Eyes For You Truffle,” a Halloween specialty.
The Find-a-Job Club will meet 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 at the South Whidbey Commons, 124 Second St. in Langley.
One recent morning, the door to Living Green Natural Food and Apothecary in Langley was wide open and the wind kicked up a soft hollow sound from the wood chimes hanging there.
The next meeting of “Second Wednesday” Coffee Club is 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 13 in the Backroom of South Whidbey Commons Coffeehouse in Langley.
Rick Fagan of Island Internet Presence will be the speaker at the next members meeting of the Clinton Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7 at Hong Kong Gardens.
Since the Washington state tourism office closed on June 30, what does the future look like? Island County Tourism will host a discussion with Bill Bryant, president of the Port of Seattle, on Thursday, July 7 to hear about new opportunities in tourism, how it impacts the local economy and how to get involved.
The Uniquely South Whidbey Trade Fair will be held in Bayview this year, organizers of the annual event announced Monday.
Peoples Bank will open a home loan center in Freeland, the Lynden-based bank has announced.