Business

Photo by Olivia Vanni/The Herald
South Whidbey resident Melanie Evans stands outside the Washington Aerospace Training Research Center in Everett.

With industries in flux, retraining gives workers options

Edmonds College and Everett Community College report increases of workers interested in education.

 

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

New business integrating into the fabric of Langley

The Blue Peony has been in business for years but opened its first storefront in Langley this summer.

 

Whidbey Island Boats and Boards owner Steve Adams has paddled all over the world, but says Whidbey Island’s world-class scenery make it an ideal place to explore. Photo provided.

On-call paddling company delivers the kayak to you | Corrected

It’s a completely mobile business.

 

Clinton Chamber of Commerce gets new president

The former president stepped down to focus on her own business.

Island eatery serves up kindness

Island eatery serves up kindness

A South Whidbey restaurant is shifting its resources towards delivering care packages for community members who may be financially impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, or… Continue reading

Island eatery serves up kindness
Taproom owners open restaurant at Coupeville Wharf

Taproom owners open restaurant at Coupeville Wharf

If Damien and Tiffany Cortez could only say one thing about their new Coupeville restaurant, it would be: “It’s worth the walk.” The South Whidbey… Continue reading

Taproom owners open restaurant at Coupeville Wharf
Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care

For dog and cat owners, seeing their loyal companions endure aches and pains can be difficult to bear. Veterinarian Stephanie Garlichs has experience helping animals… Continue reading

Pet rehab: Dogs in ‘doggles,’ cats get post-surgery care
Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record

Winery’s bistro blooms

On a week devoted to all things Whidbey Island Grown, it’s hard to imagine a place that more singularly embodies that island spirit than the… Continue reading

Blooms Winery owner Virginia Bloom inspects rhubarb in the winery garden, which is used to make the award-winning Blooms Ambrosia Wine. Photo by Wendy Leigh/South Whidbey Record
Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village

Viva Las Langley. The nine-foot neon motel sign near the entrance to Langley is a retro atomic boomerang in blue and green lights with a… Continue reading

Viva Las Langley! Artist Tim Leonard’s neon signs are lighting up the village
New take on thrift

New take on thrift

‘Storage wars of Whidbey Island’ leads to unique store

New take on thrift
Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Berry picking leads to merry drinking

Whidbey Island’s thorny berry bushes are ripe with possibilities. The sweet fruit can be made into cobbler, jam or turned into a special batch of… Continue reading

Berry picking leads to merry drinking
Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)

After 36 years, luck changes at Neil’s Clover Patch Cafe

To the surprise of many, the doors were locked, the grill turned off and menus boxed up at a restaurant that was a gathering place… Continue reading

Neil Colburn recently closed Neil’s Clover Patch after about 40 years in Bayview. (Photo by Jessie Stensland /South Whidbey Record)
Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location

Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location

Big plans are a-brewing at one Coupeville-based business. Penn Cove Brewing Co. is holding the grand opening for its new Oak Harbor taproom on Bayshore… Continue reading

Untapped potential: Penn Cove Brewing opens second location
Whidbey Coffee is stronger than ever

Whidbey Coffee is stronger than ever

Whidbey Coffee’s story began with chicken fajitas at a small community festival. Today, it’s a thriving business with more than $10 million in annual sales,… Continue reading

Whidbey Coffee is stronger than ever
Encouraging people to create ‘Outside the Box’

Encouraging people to create ‘Outside the Box’

South Whidbey art kit business delivers ‘art lesson in a box’

Encouraging people to create ‘Outside the Box’
Dancing, stretching and spinning for health and happiness

Dancing, stretching and spinning for health and happiness

New South Whidbey studio teaches meaningful movement for kids

Dancing, stretching and spinning for health and happiness
Sprinklz opens second shop

Sprinklz opens second shop

At the northwest corner of Ken’s Korner in Clinton, Sprinklz Ice Cream shop owner Jennifer Krouse is busy opening her second location with ice cream,… Continue reading

Sprinklz opens second shop
Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.

Growing a new program at Greenbank Farm

Veterans become farmers in Boots to Roots

Photos by Maria Matson/ Whidbey News Group.                                Mark Stewart’s tractor has come in handy for Boots to Roots. He’s tilled the soil twice so far, and will do so one more time.
Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm

Greenbank Farm, currently known for its retail stores, pies and dog park, is getting back to its roots with some good, old-fashioned traditional farming. The… Continue reading

Farming family brings flowers to Greenbank Farm
Nichols Bros. wants new bid for ferry

Nichols Bros. wants new bid for ferry

Boat builder says bills could steer work on hybrid boat to competitor

Nichols Bros. wants new bid for ferry