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Citizens go to court to stop Glendale project

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"Island County is proceeding with repairs aimed at reopening Glendale Road despite a lawsuit filed Monday that aims to stop the work. The group Friends of Glendale Creek filed the lawsuit in Island County Superior Court, asking the court to order road work stopped until a full environmental review is undertaken. The group's attorney is Claudia M. Newman of the firm Bricklin & Gendler, LLP of Seattle. "

Double Bluff land sale is most expensive on island

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

The price of prime oceanfront real estate on Whidbey Island just keeps going up. Records at the Island County Assessor's Office show that a Seattle woman recently paid $3.4 million for 70 acres of land overlooking Double Bluff beach.

Nichols launches new catamaran

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"Nichols Brothers Boat Builders of Freeland launched the catamaran Mendocino recently. It is the second of three passenger-carrying vessels the company is building this year. The first is already in service between San Diego and Catalina Island, and the third boat is scheduled for delivery to the San Francisco area in October. "

Business explores world through the Internet

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"South Whidbey is headquarters for Web journeys to spots like Palmyra Atoll, a group of 50 islets 1,000 miles south of Hawaii recently purchased by the Nature Conservancy. "

Langley Marina under new ownership

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"Beer, bait and tackle planned. "

Kiwanis Club adds spark to 4th holiday

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"The South Whidbey Kiwanis Club is back in business for another year of putting the spark in the 4th of July. Club members assembled their fireworks booth at Ken's Korner Thursday and volunteers are now selling sparklers, smoke bombs, Whistling Pete's, Roman candles, numerous configurations of rockets, and exploding tanks and chickens -- among many other fiery and noisy choices with which to celebrate Independence Day. "

Search starts for EDC director

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

The search is officially on for a new executive director of the Island District Economic Development Council.

McDonald's Bayview inquiries end

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

McDonald's doesn't appear to be making much progress in bringing Big Macs to South Whidbey.

Whidbey Career Center certified as Worksource

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

"The Whidbey Career Center is the first office in the Northwest Workforce Development area to receive certification as a WorkSource One-Stop Career Center using the new process for certification. The center serves about 400 customers per month, both job seekers and employers. "

Business briefs

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:42PM

News about business on Whidbey Island.

New business takes dogs out for a romp

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Dogs that spend tedious hours home alone waiting for their master's return can now have some fun, companionship and travel during the daytime. South Whidbey resident Carol Gran has just launched her new business, Dog's Day Out, after months of research and preparation. "

Oak Harbor airport to be auctioned off

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"A Seattle collections company, H&L Services Inc., is foreclosing on Harbor Air's mortgage for the 52-acre airport on Monroe Landing Road. The company has scheduled an auction at 10 a.m. July 6 at the front entrance of the Oak Harbor City Hall. "

New taxi service based in Bayview

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"A big yellow taxi is now cruising the roads of South Whidbey.Although Bayview Cab is just over a month old, owner Eric Andersen has years of experience in the cab business. He hopes that experience and resulting good service will allow his cab company to survive in an area where probably no one has ever stood on a curb and hollered taxi! "

Greenbank opens cellars to other vintners

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"The old Greenbank Farm label is largely gone from wine bottles at the Greenbank Farm, and now about 30 varieties of wine from 11 different wineries throughout the northern Puget Sound area are offered. "

"Two weekends, two markets, too cool"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Tilth, Bayview open fresh food season to eager crowds of shoppers buying everything from fresh lettuce and vegetables to cinnamon rolls and llama fur. Bayview Farmers Market produce merchant Jim Cowperthwaite was among those selling plants on opening day. "

Freeland Cafe's Petite Bryant-Hunt is KCTS Chef`

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Petite Bryant-Hunt of the Freeland Cafe, left, with KCTS producer Nicole Metcalf, are the subjects of Channel 9 photographer Tom Speer, who came in for the tight shots during a filming at the cafe last month. The segment will air on KCTS Chefs this Saturday. "

Dish vacuum may change dishwashing forever

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Mark Arnold, who owns and operates Arnold's Septic Systems, has invented a kitchen appliance that would make his job almost obsolete and allow Whidbey Island's 9,000 septic tank owners to use their systems longer before calling someone like him to clean them out. "

Sapori Cafe reopens under new ownership

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"For the first time in months, the coffee was flowing Friday morning at Langley's Sapori restaurant.The popular breakfast and lunch establishment, which was known as The Raven until it became Sapori in 1998, re-opened Friday after a three-month closure. "

Financially embattled Harbor Air owner may sell

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

A Harbor Air spokesman says the company officials are seeking outside capital infusions to help bail them out of their financial predicament.

Building supply firm has new store in Freeland

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Shelves are stacked with the latest power and hand tools, cans of paint are ready for mixing, a model kitchen is in place, freshly milled lumber is stacked in the yard, and 11 employees are eager to report to work at the newly completed lumberyard. Frontier Industries, which has been operating out of the old Copeland Lumber building for the past year, will open brand new doors for business at 7 a.m. Monday. "

High school fights violence through talking

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"During a week in which the nation marked the second anniversary school shootings in Columbine, Colo., students at South Whidbey High School were learning to listen to one another.Keying in on the fact that school violence often stems from bullying, teasing, or a lack of tolerance, students did some talking during their third-period classes last week about how to determine if a classmate might be a danger to himself or others. They also talked about how each student can prevent others from feeling the rejection and depression cited as the root cause of many incidents of school violence around the country. "

Nichols ponders Tonasket facility

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"While Boeing is looking for another city for its headquarters, Nichols Brothers Boat Builders is thinking about starting another production facility in Tonasket.Unlike Boeing, Nichols Brothers' top managers aren't planning to move to the new city. "

Mobile home park proposal dies

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"More than 40 Thompson Road residents gave a near unanimous thumbs down to a 51-acre, 75-unit mobile home park Saturday afternoon when they had a face-to-face meeting with the project's hopeful developer. "

"Skateboard, motocross shop has supplies for X-athletes"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:41PM

"Hoping to be the official equipment supplier to a fast-growing population of South Whidbey extreme athletes, Jason Janes has opened a new Clinton store, Island Skate and Cycle. "

"Falcons, Mountaineers split two games"

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:40PM

South Whidbey spotted Mount Baker four unearned runs in the first inning but stormed back to win a 11-7 baseball game Friday

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