Retail space in Cash Store to be converted to new gallery space for artists

Goosefoot organizers recently announced that Cash Store tenant Open Door Gallery +…

  • Dec 28th, 2008

Record moves to new format in January

The South Whidbey Record will switch to a tabloid format in January. The Record's sister newspaper in Oak Harbor, The Whidbey News-Times, is also making the change.

  • Dec 4th, 2008

Local designer sells online

Langley clothing designer Lynn Mizono has made her clothing available online.

  • Nov 18th, 2008

South Ender looks for interest on natural foods store

A South End man is looking for people who might be interested in starting a natural foods outlet.

  • Oct 15th, 2008

Baker brings back town favorites in Langley

A Langley baker is returning to her roots. Misty Moore has bought Langley Village Bakery on Second Street in Langley and reopened it last week.

New nail salon sets high standards

Tucked away in a building on Main Street in Freeland is a brand new nail salon. At first sight the place looks like many salons: lots of tiny bottles of nail color sitting side-by-side in a display case, files and other paraphernalia neatly lined up for the next client.

Langley cottage featured on home tour

One of the cottages at the Highlands in Langley is a featured home at the 2008 Skagit and Island Counties Builders Association Home Tour. During the tour, the Highlands is also hosting a sustainability fair.

Langley is fighting to keep clinic in town

Patients of a Langley doctor’s office are fighting to keep the Langley Clinic in town. Dr. Stan Whittemore of the Whidbey Clinic announced in a letter to his patients earlier this month that he is retiring from medicine and has decided to close the practice at the Langley Clinic.

Financial advisor opens office in Clinton

Edward Jones is a big name in the investment world, but Don Rowan gives the largest financial services firm in the U.S. a local and familiar face.

  • Aug 23rd, 2008

Expressive art unites Langley and British dancers

A love of expressive arts and dance helped connect two women from opposite ends of the world, and were the seeds that blossomed into an international collaboration. Katherine Trenshaw, who lives in Great Britain, is a visual artist who attended one of Langley resident Emily Day’s 5Rhythms dance classes during a visit to Whidbey Island. Day, the creator of Dancing Colors scarves and educational materials, said the women connected over their shared passions.

South Whidbey Record Business Briefs | August 9

Registration is open for fall classes and workshops at Molly Cook’s Skylark Writing Studio.

  • Aug 11th, 2008

Business Briefs

Langley merchants offer something for every taste with cooking demonstrations in the Chef’s Pantry courtyard starting at 1 p.m. today.

  • Aug 4th, 2008

Islander gives women the tools to succeed

In the past four years, a Clinton woman has made it her mission to give women the tools to succeed in home improvement projects — quite literally.

Chiropractic Zone offers screening

Whidbey General Hospital and the Chiropractic Zone in Freeland have teamed up to promote community wellness by offering a low-cost cholesterol/ triglyceride/blood sugar screening on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • Jul 28th, 2008

Company has burn alternative

While Island County is currently under burn-ban restrictions, there is an effective alternative to burning brush and trees, said Bruce Bell, owner of Bruce Bell Tractor Landscaping.

  • Jul 26th, 2008

Island chocolates recognized at show

A panel of judges recognized Island Angel Chocolates for the Best Luxury Chocolate Experience at the Seattle Luxury Chocolate Salon and awarded the Langley business a second-place recognition for best gift set entitled “Bring Whidbey Home — Sweet Retreat.”

  • Jul 26th, 2008

Book store adds to ‘Book Town By The Sea’

Langley is turning into a readers and book collectors haven. The latest addition to “The Book Town By The Sea” is Words & Pictures Bookshop. John Williams and his wife, Joy Griffin recently opened Words & Pictures Bookshop at 220 Second St. in Langley.

South Whidbey Record Business Briefs | July 12

North Star Trading Company will leave Langley. “We’re moving out of Langley, but not off the island,” said Liz VanDyke, owner of the store that sells locally manufactured sheepskin products and other gifts. “We would like to try and sell the ‘comfort store’ and we have it for sale at a great price.”

  • Jul 22nd, 2008

Sex and the small Village by the Sea

On an island where fleece sweaters and Croc rubber slip-ons are considered appropriate attire for a night out and coffee in a paper cup is the beverage of choice, I couldn’t help but wonder...

Popular Choochokam fringe curtains available at old price till end of festival

LANGLEY — The European plastic fringe curtains that have been a hit during Choochokam are back this year, and it’s the last chance to get them at the old price.

City of Langley opens up more parking in Langley business core

The city of Langley nearly doubled parking on the waterside of First Street by changing the striping from parallel to angle parking.

Freeland author brings Fortune 500 training skills to South Whidbey

A happy staff makes business go smoothly and heightens productivity. Each year, big corporations put millions of dollars into training to make their employees more effective. A Freeland author and coach says what works for Fortune 500 companies will work for small businesses like many companies on South Whidbey, too.

Business Briefs

New hours at 1504 Coffee shop

  • Jun 28th, 2008

Speedboat open for business in Clinton

CLINTON — Jeff Hadlock loves boats, the fast ones with the big rooster tails. Hadlock loves hydroplanes so much that when he named his new family dining restaurant in Clinton, he called it Speedboat Family Dining.

Merchants push petition to support development

Controversial development along shoreline finds backers LANGLEY — A group of Langleyites is circulating a petition in support of the sensible and managed development of Langley’s waterfront. The low-key signature campaign has found significant support in the community, especially among merchants and property owners. Between Friday and late Monday, more than 65 people from Langley had signed the petition.

Clinton duo build Web sites from the ground up

CLINTON — There is a new company in the South End that is looking for people and businesses who want to make a bigger splash on the Web. With more than 150 million Web sites already in existence, it’s easy to see why. Richard Consulting, a Clinton Web site design and online presence business, aims to help its customers be seen past all the flotsam.

Fitness club helps members hit milestones

With the pressure of New Year’s resolutions, many people who kicked off fitness regimes at the start of the year end up sabotaging their plans only weeks later. But Curves for Women in Bayview offers a proven 30-minute workout routine and a new class to keep exercisers on track this year.

New wine shop opens in Langley

Two South End women fulfilled their dream to be their “own boss” and in the process they brought fine wine and cheeses to Langley. Laurel Davis and Linda Shafer have opened 2nd Street Wine Shop and tasting room. It’s the newest business to hit Langley. The shop moved into the former home of Joe’s Island Music on Second Street.

New shops come to Bayview Cash Store

Hair salon, gallery add to mix at historic shopping center After a brief drought of empty storefronts, a wave of new businesses will fill the Bayview Cash Store this spring.

Soroptimists and WGH team up on heart health for women

Lynn Tippery could have died two times over without knowing what killed her. In the fall of 1992, Tippery, a South Whidbey Soroptimist member, had two heart attacks. She went into cardiac arrest twice and her heart stopped beating.

Healthy food guru offers classes

CLINTON — Eating and preparing food is a necessary part of life. But for one Clinton resident processed foods are not on the menu. Raven Odion, owner of Raven’s Nest, an in-home cooking school where she teaches people about a variety of healthy foods and methods to prepare them.

Sweet Sisters take products to farmer market circuit

BAYVIEW — At the young age of 11 and 14, Terra and Rohanna Wildon are seasoned business women. For four years, they’ve been manufacturing body and home care products and selling them at the Bayview Farmers Market or by home order through their label Sweet Sisters. Initially, it was to raise some money for their horses.

Businesses hurt by Keystone ferry trouble

LANGLEY — Troubles with the ferry service between Keystone and Port Townsend has meant less money in the cash registers of island businesses.

New doctor takes over Freeland practice

Dr. McCabe to retire after decades as a South End practitioner. He’s the new kid on the block despite being on the job for more than 24 years. Dr. Bill Wien is now working alongside Dr. Donald McCabe at Freeland Family Medical Center. Wien began seeing patients this week, and eventually will take over the practice when McCabe retires.

New daycare in Bayview offers oasis for kids

BAYVIEW — It’s all fun and games at the new daycare in Bayview. The Oasis Children’s Center opened its doors recently and there is no shortage of parents looking for childcare. Director Julia Lewis said many families called before the center was even open.

Life By Design connects caregivers and patients

A Langley woman has turned her lifelong passion for caring into a business venture. Dr. Eileen Jackson has created Life By Design, which offers care management for the elderly and disabled. The business also provides training and consulting for independent care providers.

Act II Books and Puppets has moved

Puppet store wants to become a hometown favorite spot LANGLEY — The owners of Act II Books and Puppets said that after more than two years in Langley, business is booming. But many locals still don’t know the store is in town.

  • Jun 26th, 2008

BeJuled offers personal life coaching

Sometimes people need a little nudge to get out of a rut and sometimes the nudge has to come from someone other than a family member or friend.

New jewelry shop to open in Langley

What: Grand opening.


The Langley Chamber of Commerce is welcoming two new members.

  • Jun 26th, 2008


Lavender Wind Farm will take 10 percent of all proceeds from sales during this weekend and donate the money to Small Miracles Foundation of Central Whidbey.

  • Jun 26th, 2008

Langley chamber welcomes new director

LANGLEY — The Langley Chamber of Commerce has a new executive director.


The Langley Chamber of Commerce has Mystery Weekend “Death by Chocolate” cookbooks still available at the chamber office at a reduced price of $5.

  • Jun 26th, 2008

VIDA introduces the fair way to shop

A Freeland couple who has successfully run a fair trade wholesale business is now offering international gifts and home accessories to South End shoppers.

The Bayview Cash Store got its style back

BAYVIEW — Starting up her own salon was a big gamble for a young business woman. But Brittney DeMartini, the owner and stylist of La Salon Bella, says taking the risk has paid off.


Language academy has a new home

  • Jun 26th, 2008

Transportation is topic at annual meeting

Many business owners have long said that the local economy is largely dependent on the ferry links to the mainland.

China City completes major new addition

China City now offers more than tiger prawns and rice noodles.

  • Jun 26th, 2008

Langley advisory boards could be stacked with outsiders

LANGLEY — If Mayor Paul Samuelson gets his way, the majority of the city’s advisors could be out-of-towners.

New owners of beloved Clinton hardware store plan few changes

CLINTON — When David and Becky Bell, the new owners of Jim’s Hardware, were working on their plan to buy the longtime Clinton business, they knew one thing for sure. They were going to make as few changes as possible.