Business

Langley jewelry store takes inspiration from the sea

Lifelong Pacific Northwest resident Alexa Allamano has always been fascinated by the sea. Throughout her life, it’s been a source of creative inspiration and serenity.… Continue reading

Freeland business owners scoop up Whidbey Island Ice Cream Co.

Whidbey Island Ice Cream Company has new owners. Steve and Jill Rosen, who own several business in Freeland and the Seattle area, scooped up the… Continue reading

South Whidbey pie maker carves out slice of success

Heidi Hammer is known for her pies. Initially a treat she baked for a select few, the demand for her sweets turned her skill into… Continue reading

Clipper Vacations to return with holiday trips

Boatloads of holiday daytrippers onboard the Victoria Clipper will touch down at South Whidbey Harbor in December. Clipper Vacations, which shuttles up to 200 people… Continue reading

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

Whidbey Island Cannabis Co. relocated to Freeland last week and introduced itself with a billboard-size sign near Highway 525. One idea may have been better… Continue reading

Shipyard’s record employee boom ends following busy year, stalled project

The record employee boom at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders appears to be over, as after months of quiet layoffs the shipyard’s staff roster is nearing… Continue reading

Whidbey Doughnuts fills hole left by Basil Cafe

After nearly 10 years in business, Bayview’s popular Basil Cafe has closed its doors. The pan-Asian restaurant that served everything from Vietnamese pho noodle soup… Continue reading

Clinton bait biz is here to stay, owner says

For Possession Point Bait Co., the key to success isn’t constant evolution to stay ahead of the curve. Its success lies in doing things as… Continue reading

Tastes of the sea on deck at new Langley eatery

Despite South Whidbey being surrounded by an abundance of Dungeness crab, clams and fish in Puget Sound, it’s lacked a restaurant with a seafood-based menu… Continue reading

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

Interstate Label Company, the longtime label manufacturer in Freeland, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy on June 30. Company’s President Cliff Bjork said the business had… Continue reading

Native son returns to Langley to open music store

Langley resident Keegan Harshman says the coolest thing about being raised by a music instructor was being able to play whatever instrument he wanted, more… Continue reading

Prominent pickler opens fermented foods restaurant in Langley

For Clinton resident and chef Trap Landry, some of the best things in life need a little time. In the case of food, some of… Continue reading

South Whidbey Tilth gives market leftovers a second chance

When farmers market vendors wrap up their booths at the end of the day, the leftover produce often ends up being tossed or donated. South… Continue reading

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

A South Whidbey-based nonprofit’s far reaching influence can be found on grocery store shelves this summer in a popular summer snack sold by international ice… Continue reading

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

Holmes Harbor accepted Nichols Brothers Boat Builders latest contribution to the maritime world this week, a 239-foot cruise ship destined to tour the west coasts… Continue reading

Business sale, employees save Clinton gun store

South Whidbey’s only gun shop has been spared from closure thanks to a successful sale. Freeland resident Craig Justus and Clinton resident Mark Henny recently… Continue reading

Bayview business gives South Whidbey rustic aesthetic

For the garden aficionados who have been on the Whidbey Island Garden Tour, chances are they’ve seen one of Bob Bowling’s rustic garden sheds. Opportunities… Continue reading

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

Goosefoot brings art gallery back to Bayview

Nine years after closing, the Front Room Gallery is returning to the Bayview Cash Store. And as part of Goosefoot’s efforts to bring permanent art… Continue reading

Market, high-speed internet attracts printing biz to Langley

Fine Balance Imaging &Printing has catered to South Whidbey artists with its fine art, photo and multi-function printers for over a decade. But, the print… Continue reading