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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.

Soroptimists and WGH team up on heart health for women

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

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

  • Feb 16, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Feb 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Mar 1, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Mar 8, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:29PM

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

  • Mar 15, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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

  • Mar 22, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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

  • Mar 29, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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.

BeJuled offers personal life coaching

  • Apr 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

What: Grand opening.

Business?briefs

  • Apr 12, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

The Langley Chamber of Commerce is welcoming two new members.

Two businesses honored with ‘Internet Oscars’

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

LANGLEY — Two multi-media company teams have won Webby Awards, the leading international honor for the Internet projects. Unusual, however, is that both of them celebrated in Langley.

Business?Briefs

  • Apr 19, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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.

Langley chamber welcomes new director

  • Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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

Business?Briefs

  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:28PM

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

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