Business

China City owner expands island business with Mill Creek location

Jack Ng started in the restaurant business as a dishwasher. Today, he’s the owner of China City’s two Whidbey Island locations in Freeland and Oak Harbor, and opened an off-island location in Mill Creek in July.

Langley gallery to hold Northwest photo contest

The Poppybank Gallery, a gallery specializing exclusively in photographic art, is hosting a photography contest with the theme of “The Pacific Northwest.” Photographers are encouraged to submit their photos via the gallery’s Facebook page, where the contest link can be found. A direct link to the entry form is http://bit.ly/pnwpbg.

  • Jul 25, 2014

Whidbey nursing company opens

Longevity Home Care is a new home nursing company on South Whidbey Island. The company specializes in helping people stay at home, and offers a variety of services, from personal hygiene care, toileting and transfers to housekeeping, transportation, medication management, respite care and sitter services, according to a recent news release.

  • Jul 25, 2014

South Whidbey man answers access angling need

People in the world of getting paralyzed veterans active are excited about a Freeland man’s quest to help them cast a line. Mike Mayes, the fishing guru at Freeland Ace Hardware, has worked for the past several years on a pontoon that can support a couple of power wheel chairs to get disabled veterans on the water. “If you’ve ever been on a boat with one of these kids who’s never been on one before … the look on their face, it almost makes you cry,” Mayes said.

Taproom@Bayview Corner to bring nightlife, beer variety to town

Two Whidbey Island residents will bring a bit of nightlife to the South End this week.

  • Jun 17, 2014

Imagine?it,?design it, build it | MakerTron Labs creates community classroom for science, technology, engineering

Located inside Ken’s Korner Mall is a space made to create — MakerTron Labs. It’s a community lab space for classes, research, and, above all, for making things. For Damien Cortez, executive director of the new space, “make” is a big and all-encompassing word.

Bayview market commits to aiding community in need

The Bayview Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 26, and this year’s market includes changes that could increase access to fresh, local products.

Boomerang changes its name

Boomerang will soon be known as Whidbey Island Printing & Office Supply.

  • Apr 11, 2014

WorkSource Whidbey Job Fair

Employers are invited to reserve a table at the next Job Fair, sponsored by WorkSource Whidbey, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Gallery, home decor shop opens in Langley

Trillium Home & Design, a gallery and home decor showroom, has opened in Langley.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Bayview Farmers Market vendors to accept EBT cards

EBT (food stamp) cards can now be used to buy food from five vendors at the Bayview Market. Glendale Shepherd, Pam’s Place Produce, Ebb Tide Produce, Skyroot Farms and Deep Harvest Farm have all been approved to accept EBT as well as debit and credit card. They are presently waiting to receive card swiping devices, which are expected to arrive by April 26, the day of the first market of the season.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Shed pounds for cash at Island Athletic Club challenge

Island Athletic Club announced its first-ever Spring Into Shape team weight-loss challenge. Open to teams of four to six participants, Spring Into Shape will run for six weeks from April 18 to May 30, rewarding the team with the highest percentage of weight loss with a $1,000 cash prize.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Freeland branch of Whidbey Island Bank names lending officer

Whidbey Island Bank named Theresa Jenkins as Real Estate Loan Officer at the bank’s Freeland Branch on Whidbey Island.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Bakery partnership is a WIN-win

At 11 p.m. when most people are asleep, Kelly Baugh is grinding fresh red wheat and starting a large batch of bread.

Still plucking at 40 | Island Strings celebrates four decades of teaching

Island Strings began its 40th year of teaching this year and the number of lives touched in that time is nearly uncountable.

Glendale farm wins Good Food Award for Island Brebis cheese

Clinton farm Glendale Shepherd received a 2014 Good Food Award in recognition of their responsible food production and taste of their products.

  • Feb 5, 2014

Langley fixture Dr. Ploof eyes 40-year career’s sunset

Frank Ploof is ready to fill one last cavity, clean another molar and tell a final patient to “Say ahhhh” as a four-decade dentist in Langley.

Clinton resident wins shopping giveaway

Clinton resident Chris Montaperto has something to celebrate this month.

  • Dec 17, 2013

Shop local program gives Langley shoppers chance to win $1,000 spree

To encourage shoppers to patronize local stores, Langley Chamber of Commerce members are participating in the Holiday Cheer Giveaway.

  • Dec 6, 2013

Artists adorn shops with all the trimmings for Langley event

Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.