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- 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 Langleys 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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, its time for staff and real estate agents to move into their new digs.
- 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.
- 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, Joes 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 Langleys central business district along with current Mayor Neil Colburn and future Mayor Paul Samuelson.
- Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:30PM
FREELAND You dont 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. Its that type of service that has kept owner Andrea Brown and her team members very busy. And that is the way Brown likes it.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 islands shores.
- 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. Its 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Jun 16, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:31PM
FREELAND There is a craze that has swept the country and its 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.
- Jun 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
- 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.
- May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
CLINTON Cozys Roadhouse has undergone a major facelift in recent months. From the outside it still looks like the same old sports bar alongside Highway 525, but on the inside the new owners Stephanie and Troy Cook have been hard at work to turn it into a place for the whole family to play and eat.
- Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
Tourism is a major economic factor in Washington, especially on South Whidbey where bed-and-breakfasts and specialty shops try to survive on the visitors dime more than anywhere else in the area.
- Aug 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM
The selling and buying of stolen scrap metal in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley is going under the microscope by municipalities and police, thanks to some behind the scenes work by retiring Langley City manager Cliff Gittens.
- Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:34PM
What do you intend to do today? Not your itinerary; go to work, spend time with family. But your specific intentions: How will you affect the people in your home before you head out the door? How many people will you smile at today at work? How will you rejuvenate yourself before coming back home and how will you end your day?
- Dec 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 8:35PM
The Giving of Art The Art of Giving is an art sale organized by 11 Whidbey Island artists who wish to emphasize the ability to make a difference both locally and globally with the giving of art. The sale opens Friday, Dec. 14 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 16 in the Front Room gallery in the Bayview Cash Store. The artists are making one-of-a-kind pieces specifically for holiday gift giving while also raising funds for two carefully selected charities, Operation: Sack Lunch and Childrens House International. A percentage of all the artists proceeds will go to the organizations. Artists and artisans participating in the sale include Tohnia Alexander, handmade soaps in lovely Scott Alexander wooden boxes; Maryon Attwood, functional ceramics, sunflower-tiles and platters; Adriana Gallagher, comment-worthy felted wool scarves; Elizabeth Haughton, mixed-metal jewelry; Robbie Lobell, soda/wood-fired and award-winning pottery; Sarena Mann, figurative papier maché mobiles; Barbara Stout, Taoist inspired works on paper; Tree Top Bakers, delicious holiday baked-goods; Michel Tsouris, small encaustic paintings and ridiculous chicken paintings and Jane Winslow, visual photographic poems. Beverly Graham is a recording artist who started Operation: Sack Lunch to feed the working poor and homeless on the streets of Seattle. The program has served more than 1.3 million meals since 1989 and currently serves 18,000 meals each month in the Seattle area.
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