Business

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
Eagles Aerie donates $15,000

Eagles Aerie donates $15,000

Twelve Whidbey Island nonprofits were recently the recipients of contributions from the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie in Freeland. The Eagles’ mission is “People Helping… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2019
Eagles Aerie donates $15,000
Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Tails wag at mobile salon and special treatment

Dog grooming service rolls in on wheels

Teens lead effort to make theater more accessible

Three Whidbey Island girls saw the problem: wheelchair and mobility-impaired access to Whidbey Children’s Theatre was difficult at best, according to a press release. Weather… Continue reading

  • Mar 22, 2019
Couple brings New Zealand backpack brand to Whidbey

Couple brings New Zealand backpack brand to Whidbey

Distributors leap from buying outdoor gear to selling it

Couple brings New Zealand backpack brand to Whidbey
(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group)                                Amber Truex, program manager at Ryan’s House for Youth, flips on the lights in a micro-home donated to the youth organization by the Oak Harbor High School robotics team.

Big plans for tiny house

A recent donation to Ryan’s House for Youth proved too good an opportunity to pass up, even if it can’t be used yet. “The micro… Continue reading

(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Group)                                Amber Truex, program manager at Ryan’s House for Youth, flips on the lights in a micro-home donated to the youth organization by the Oak Harbor High School robotics team.

Habitat for Humanity celebrates new home

Habitat for Humanity of Island County is inviting the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for a new home located at 3160 Summit Boulevard, Oak… Continue reading

  • Feb 26, 2019
Funeral home getting new life

Funeral home getting new life

A Langley couple is resurrecting a business that once provided end-of-life services as a place to help people live longer and healthier. “There’s a poetic… Continue reading

Funeral home getting new life
Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics

Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics

Debating risks vs. benefit of ‘enriching’ dogs’ lives

Support is great, but WAIF still has its critics
Farmer and Vine offers more than wine

Farmer and Vine offers more than wine

The hosts of a new wine bar on Whidbey invite guests to “Sip, Gather, Graze.” A desire to do something involving retail and local agriculture,… Continue reading

Farmer and Vine offers more than wine
Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up

New pet waste removal business cleans yards across Whidbey Island

Pooper Troopers swoop in, scoop up
(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Times)

Season’s Eatings

Recipes to keep the holidays tantalizing

  • Dec 21, 2018
(Photo by Laura Guido/Whidbey News Times)
‘Flying Bear’ offering last-minute wreath-making

‘Flying Bear’ offering last-minute wreath-making

Langley shop filled with greenery for the season

‘Flying Bear’ offering last-minute wreath-making