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FREELAND — Crunchy, chewy crust and team-minded employees define Coach’s Pizzeria for owners Gary Nau and Dave Dillman.
Come July 5, between 4 and 7:30 p.m., the Clinton Thursday Market will take over the lawn behind the Dairy Queen, which will be filled with vendors selling last minute hostess gifts, beautiful keepsakes, cherished antiques, handmade jewelry, hair and nail supplies, gluten-free products, gourmet coffee and pastries, as well as fresh produce and eggs.
Inspiration struck April Ducharme as she waited in line for the Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry. During her daily commute to the “mainland,” she thought up a plan to make her time in line work for her. And such was the birth of her business, Pond Hopper.
LANGLEY — Moonraker Books in Langley sails into its 40th year this weekend as owner Josh Hauser continues to navigate the waves of fortune.
Clinton businesses will take to the outdoors every Thursday this summer beginning July 5 and continuing through August.
Jennifer Ruthensteiner knew from a young age she wanted to be a healer. Her desire, coupled with an interest in nature and the healing properties found there, led her down a path that has brought her to Freeland, where she is the owner of the Reboot Center for Innovative Medicine.
FREELAND — Walk into Vino Amore wine shop and expect a warm hello from Koa.
Jack Ng, owner of the China City Restaurants, celebrates the 10th anniversary of his purchase of the property on Scott Road in Freeland.
From the warm wood floors to the soft, rich colors on the walls, and from the soothing music to the yoga hammocks suspended from the ceiling, it’s clear Sojourn Studios owner Jodi Strevel wants to create an atmosphere of contentment and relaxation as her clients move toward their fitness goals.
The days of Fido begging for a tasty snippet of bread are ending as small-scale bakers producing out of their homes will have to develop a plan to limit kitchen access of young children and pets.
Nichols Brothers Boat Builders has landed two more contracts for its popular line of tractor tugs.
A nonprofit group aimed at the promotion and preservation of Langley’s small town heritage won a giant victory this week when it secured the city’s pledge to participate in a state tax incentive program. Janet Ploof, president of the Historic Downtown Langley Main Street Association, said the move will essentially turbocharge the organization’s efforts by providing a stable source of funding.
South Whidbey Tilth Farmers’ Market is holding a vendor orientation at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 12 at Trinity Lutheran’s community building in the old chapel at 18341 Highway 525 in Freeland. Past and future farmers, artisans and concessionaires are welcome. Vendors will realize savings this season as there will be no space fee charged, but vendors will pay the usual 10 percent of sales commission up to $200 in gross sales each market day. Space assignments will be made at this meeting. Organizers say every effort will be made to give returning vendors with seniority their previous space. For those interested in a covered booth, a waiting list is being set up.
Langley’s Chocolate Flower Farm was recently featured in Food Network Magazine for its 8-acre chocolate-themed garden that was noted for its 6-foot-tall brown sunflowers and cocoa-scented blossoms.
Whidbey’s Topsoils of Freeland is the low bidder on a county contract to grind and haul woody debris picked up by county crews after storms and yard waste that’s dropped off at the solid waste complex in Coupeville.
The owners of Whidbey Island Distillery in Langley plan to open a tasting room at their business on Craw Road.
The Langley City Council unanimously approved a new lease agreement with the Langley Chamber of Commerce at the council’s last meeting for use of the city’s building on Anthes Avenue.
Financial experts from the Small Business Administration, Northwest Business Development Association and US Bank will host a discussion on business financing next month in Freeland.
Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host George Bowen as part of its Strategic Management Executive Strategy Speaker Series.
It all started at her kitchen table 22 years ago. Still, even after publishing her 14th book, “M’Liss Rae Hawley’s Precut Quilts,” this crafty Freeland businesswoman is humbled by the inspiration of family, friends, her beloved animals and the island that feeds her soul.