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Nearly a year after a voter approved ballot initiative allowed liquor to be sold in large retail stores, some former state-owned and contract liquor stores on Whidbey are struggling.
Fred Lundahl, one of the proprietors of Music for the Eyes, Langley’s rug, textile and jewelry shop at 314 First St., will give a presentation on his recent trip to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at his shop.
A leadership transition will take place at Goosefoot beginning Sept. 1. At that time, Executive Director Debbie Torget will be leaving to become the president of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters.
Island County Historical Museum is selling official “The Wet Whisker” coffee mugs along with a special “Front Street Roast” coffee.
An annual event showcasing the businesses operating on Whidbey Island is changing its name and expanding its focus.
Treat mom to Mother’s Day Concert on the Lawn, noon to 4 p.m., May 12, a relaxing and inspiring afternoon at Meerkerk Gardens. By popular demand for the 20th consecutive year, Harper Tasche performs on folk harp and other antique instruments, weaving songs and tales throughout the afternoon. Bring a quilt and enjoy the concert surrounded by blooming rhododendrons. Stroll through the gardens off Resort Road in Greenbank and breathe in the fragrance and beauty. Ticket for this event: Adults $10. Children under 16 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
The Savor Spring Wine & Food Tour on Whidbey is May 11 and 12. The tour includes visits to five of the winery tasting rooms from Greenbank to Clinton.
Smart financial decisions can make or break a business. With that in mind, the Island County Economic Development Council, in conjunction with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, will present a free seminar on financing a business.
“Thriving Communities. Thriving Businesses. A Dynamic Partnership.” The Clinton Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Progressive Association are co-sponsoring this community event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Clinton Community Hall.
Whidbey Telecom is adding a new wi-fi hotspot at Bayview Corner.
The Whidbey Island Community Arts and Education Center invites the community to its open house Saturday, April 27.
The claim is that it’s the most beautiful Washington State license plate.
Sebo’s hired Bob Crouch, one of South Whidbey’s top fishing gurus, now working at Sebo’s Hardware in Bayview.
Freeland’s Chamber of Commerce will meet and eat lunch April 19.
RECORD STAFF For more than a century, Greenbank Farm has provided a sense of open space with phenomenal views of both Admiralty Inlet and Holmes Harbor. But what would it be like today if not for the passion and vision of local volunteers?
The Whidbey Institute welcomes Maggie Mahle as land care coordinator in early April. The Whidbey Institute also welcomes Dan Mahle as program assistant.
Greenbank Garden Club’s Spring Plant Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20 at the Greenbank Farm, 765 Wonn Road.
Employers are invited to reserve a table at the next Job Fair, sponsored by WorkSource Whidbey, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.
Finishing work on Nichols Brothers Boat Builders' latest tugboat should be completed soon at its Langley facility.
The fourth annual Whidbey Island Coop Tour will offer visitors some of Whidbey’s best, funniest, funkiest and most beautiful chicken enclosures.