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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.
The next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members meeting will focus on print advertising.
The Island County Economic Development Council and Whidbey Island Bank will host two sessions titled “Financing Your Business” later this month.
The Langley Chamber Merchants Committee will hold its May Walkabout tonight starting at 5:30 p.m.
The Greater Freeland Chamber of Commerce will host a chamber dinner this week with guest speaker Dave Hoogerwerf, chairman of the local Ferry Advisory Committee, speaking on ferries.
Eight local artists have created a new art studio and gallery called Freeland Art Studios, and the gallery with host an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 14.
The community is invited to Half Moon Yoga Studio from 1:30 to 2:30…
Port of South Whidbey Commissioner Curt Gordon will speak at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members’ meeting.
The Bayview Farmers Market begins its new season this week. The opening bell for the South End’s largest outdoor market will be sounded at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30.
Bliss Hair Studio & Day Spa will hold its one-year birthday bash on Wednesday, April 13.
It’s a dream pad for cats: A large, light “jungle-room” with a red leather couch, kitty toys all around and a branch-laden madrona tree smack in the middle of everything.
The latest effort in the Experience Langley campaign is under way. The merchants committee of the Langley Chamber of Commerce is working on the city’s newest multi-day event, Fun & Fashion Langley Style, scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.
Sherrye Wyatt, director of Island County Tourism, will speak at the next Clinton Chamber of Commerce members meeting.
Little did Ken and Virginia Bloom know when they sat around the dining room table with four friends and about 40 empty wine glasses, that an evening of sampling potential blends would create a Double Gold winner at the nation’s largest wine judging event — the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.
Two additional information meetings about forming an island-wide federal credit union have been scheduled for this week.
Arnie Deckwa sat in his boyhood home off Cornet Bay Road and talked with red-rimmed eyes about his father. “He was one of the most beautiful examples of life you could find,” he said. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
The Langley Chamber of Commerce walkabout for March will highlight two new businesses and one veteran merchant.
As part of their ongoing emphasis on signage, the city of Langley and the Langley Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a meeting next week with representatives of the Washington State Department of Transportation.
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome Sue Frause, an award-winning journalist and photographer, as the guest speaker at the next members meeting.
Island Recycling will no longer accept florescent light bulbs. The change started Friday for the Freeland business. Owner Jill Campbell said new regulations require that florescent lights, both CFL bulbs (the squiggly kind) and tubes, must be disposed of at hazardous waste facilities, such as Island County’s Bayview station on Highway 525 or its Coupeville landfill.
Chocolates by George! was awarded a Golden Chile Award at the International Fiery Foods Challenge sponsored by Chile Pepper Magazine.
Maureen Cooke is reaching back to the old country to put a new patina on her business life. The longtime downtown Langley shopkeeper and food purveyor is about to turn her hard-pressed Langley hamburger joint into a traditional English pub.
Ron Nelson, the interim director of the Island County Economic Development Council, will speak at the Clinton Chamber of Commerce meeting this week.
Construction is well along on a new retail-office building in Freeland on the former site of South Whidbey’s only bowling alley, owner-developer Steve Myers said Monday.
Whidbey Island Soap Company on First Street in downtown Langley soon will offer classes for adults and children in the making of soaps, lotions, body butters and bath fizzies, said owner Kimberley Tiller.
An organization meeting to get Langley started in the Main Street program will be today at 5:30 p.m. at Music for the Eyes, 314 First St.
Freeland’s newest bookstore plans a grand opening early next month, according to Katie Ginn, one of the owners.
South Whidbey Tilth, one of the island’s oldest farmers market, will switch from Saturdays to Sundays this spring.
Officials with Clipper Vacations is Seattle have announced that the company will bring the Victoria Clipper III to Langley for the town's annual Mystery Weekend.
The Clinton Chamber of Commerce will welcome Elizabeth Rusnak of the Northwest Business Development Association as the guest speaker at the chamber meeting this week.
Twenty entries performed under sunny skies at this year’s Holiday Parade in downtown Langley on Saturday, said Sherry Jennings, executive director of the Langley Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event.
In a first for the art group, Artists of South Whidbey will open its Christmas Art Galleria in the Langley Village during December. Some of the Whidbey Artists included in the galleria shop are John Ursillo, Pat Brookes, Gaylen Whiteman, Judith Burns, Ginny O’Neil, Gary Shallock and Gayle Watkins.
Whidbey Island Winery has named December as “Tasting For Charity” month and is teaming with customers to donate all of the tasting fees collected at the winery during the month to the Good Cheer Food Bank.
The Edgecliff Restaurant, a Langley landmark, closed for good this past Sunday,…
The Braeburn, downtown Langley’s cozy and venerable little restaurant, has changed hands.
Whidbey SeaTac Shuttle has announced it will offer free island shuttles on Sundays through the holiday season.
Local products met local shoppers last week as the new food cooperative Whidbey Island Grown strutted its all-natural stuff at the Star Store in Langley.
They come in droves to salsa, merengue, cumbia and even belly dance.
Entry forms are now being accepted for this year’s Langley in Lights Holiday Parade, sponsored by the Langley Chamber of Commerce.
Coastal Community Bank in Freeland is collecting items for Good Cheer Food Bank.
In Greek it was the word for a large melon: pepon.
Heidi Hammer of Langley is looking for a larger slice of her own pie. A baker at Mike’s Place in downtown Langley, where for five years she has produced pies on demand, Hammer has branched out, on the side, with Heidi’s Pies, her own business.
Her new store is indoors, but she’s all about the outdoors.“Our focus…
How’s your mohair? How about your Sunbrella, damask, toiles or French embroidery rooster prints? Running low on tapestries, linen, 100-percent cotton or silk? If you need some quality fabric, it’s available at a little shop in downtown Freeland for a fraction of the price, according to its owner.
Jon Atkins has joined Island Athletic Club in Freeland as fitness director and will lead the club’s team of certified personal trainers.