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Volunteers needed for visitor center

  • May 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM

Opening day of tourist kiosk is set for May 18 Just as the tourist season kicks into high gear, visitors can soon make a pit stop at the new visitor information center on Highway 525 and Langley Road. The opening date for the visitor information center is May 18.

Vino Amore has got the goods on wine

  • Jun 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM

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Fabric store is a source of island creativity

  • Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

FREELAND — There is a craze that has swept the country and it’s keeping people in stitches. Sewing has become fashionable again and is no longer associated with fuddy-duddy old ladies or the tortuous home-ec classes of long ago.

Renowned caterer moves to South End

  • Jun 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

Maggie Korvin is enthusiastic about life, her family, her friends, living on Whidbey and many other things. But she especially loves what she does for a living and for fun: creating marvelous cuisine and teaching others how to do it.

Color Box salon enjoys its new location

  • Jun 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

FREELAND — The Color Box is not a box anymore. The small hair salon that was located at Bayview Corner has moved into its new and bigger space in Freeland. Owner Shawn Nordin bought the building on Harbor Avenue last year and it has undergone major redesigns.

Whidbey shop makes its products here

  • Jul 7, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

LANGLEY — Only a few businesses on South Whidbey are manufacturing products on the island. The majority provide services or retail. But among the few is the North Star Trading Company.

Collectors welcome classic car restoration shop

  • Jul 21, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

A new auto restoration business, Serious Auto Body, recently opened in Freeland. It’s the second auto body and collision repair business for owners Dee and Wiesje Baskerville. Serious Auto Body works on all makes or models for scratch, dent and general collision repair. The business also offers automotive cleaning and detailing services. A special focus of the new enterprise is full-body classic car restoration with high quality paint work.

Sanders race at record speeds in Freeland

  • Jul 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

FREELAND — The stakes were high. The winner of the Belt Sander Race at Frontier Building Supply in Freeland walked away $300 richer and with bragging rights beyond the island’s shores.

Acupuncturists open shop at Bayview

  • Aug 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

A new health center in Bayview Center has opened its doors to a holistic approach to healing mind and body. Owned by the husband and wife team of Dr. Teresa Bujacich and John Donald, the Whidbey Center for Natural Health is located adjacent to Curves in the old bank building on Howard Road.

Grieving father gives back to Nichols Brothers

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM

FREELAND — Bruce Howard lost his only son, Ryan, to an automobile accident in March 2006. And in a show of what he felt his son would have wanted, the father donated a portion of the insurance proceeds — totalling nearly $11,000 — to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders Inc. The money is to be used to fund the Ryan Howard Apprentice Tool Fund.

Freeland salon gives its clients the star treatment

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

FREELAND — You don’t need to travel to Hollywood to get the royal star treatment. Studio A Salon in Freeland will color your hair, make you look famous and provide your free coffee beverage just the way you like it. It’s that type of service that has kept owner Andrea Brown and her team members very busy. And that is the way Brown likes it.

Congressman Larsen talks shop with city’s small business owners

  • Aug 18, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

City officials say business in Langley is good as revenues rise LANGLEY — A number of Langley businesses got a surprise visit from Congressman Rick Larsen on Wednesday. Larsen, a new member of the House Small Business Committee, took a stroll in Langley’s central business district along with current Mayor Neil Colburn and future Mayor Paul Samuelson.

WAIF store opens its doors at new location

  • Aug 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

FREELAND — The Whidbey Animals’ Improvement Foundation Thrift Store in Freeland is now open at its new location. Since Aug. 11, the crew of dedicated volunteers has been in their new and bigger digs at 1660 Roberta Ave. behind Whidbey Island Bank.

New healing arts center opens in Freeland

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

FREELAND — When Gabriele Schoening runs her hands over a client about 2 inches from the body — and her own body starts swaying with the energy, sometimes making a jerky movement — skeptics may wonder how such a treatment could make a difference.

Joe’s Island Music re-opens under new ownership

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

LANGLEY — Twenty years ago Joe Patrick opened up a small shop in Langley. Ever since, Joe’s Island Music has become a Langley landmark for the musical masses. This Saturday the store will celebrate another watershed moment: its move to a new location on Anthes Street. And besides its new digs, the store also has a new owner.

Last local bank sold to Frontier Bank

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

Everett-based Frontier Bank will buy Whidbey Island Bank, the only local bank still headquartered on the island, for about $191 million in a stock and cash transaction. The merger should be wrapped up by February or March of next year.

Windermere’s Freeland office moves to newly constructed Craftsman-style facility

  • Oct 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

FREELAND — For almost a year, the new Windermere Real Estate building has been taking shape on the corner of Freeland Avenue and Highway 525. Now, it’s time for staff and real estate agents to move into their new digs.

New artists’ co-op moves into Cash Store

  • Oct 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

The new Gratitude Gallery on the first floor of the Bayview Cash Store is celebrating its grand opening today. A reception for the Gratitude Gallery artists will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Bayview Cash Store, located at 5603 Bayview Road.

Speedboat open for business in Clinton

  • Dec 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

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

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM

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.

Houdini’s Billiards to open in Freeland

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

FREELAND — A new billiards hall will cue up on the South End next month. Houdini’s Billiards will open for business Jan. 2 in the business park in Freeland behind the new Windermere office, across the street from the Island Athletic Club.

Clinton duo build Web sites from the ground up

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Jan 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Feb 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Feb 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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.

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