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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Cozy’s revamped under new ownership

  • May 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 25, 2008 at 6:32PM

CLINTON — Cozy’s 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.

Speakers to talk tourism in Clinton

  • 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.

Stolen scrap metal feeling the heat

  • 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.

Hometown Hero: Good intentions followed by actions

  • 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?

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