Business

Dr. Teresa Bujacich and John Donald

Acupuncturists open shop at Bayview

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.

  • Aug 4, 2007
Dr. Teresa Bujacich and John Donald
Mike Foley is named the winner of the Hawaiian shirt contest during Frontier Building Supply's

Sanders race at record speeds in Freeland

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.

  • Jul 28, 2007
Mike Foley is named the winner of the Hawaiian shirt contest during Frontier Building Supply's
Freddy Perez who is an auto body technician at Dee and Wiesje Baskerville's auto body business

Collectors welcome classic car restoration shop

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.

  • Jul 21, 2007
Freddy Perez who is an auto body technician at Dee and Wiesje Baskerville's auto body business
Liz Van Dyke and Lee Boyd hang out with the company’s mascot

Whidbey shop makes its products here

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.

  • Jul 7, 2007
Liz Van Dyke and Lee Boyd hang out with the company’s mascot
Amy Cyprian and Shawn Nordin enjoy their bigger

Color Box salon enjoys its new location

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.

  • Jun 30, 2007
Amy Cyprian and Shawn Nordin enjoy their bigger
Maggie Korvin presents a lunch of Copper River salmon with a smoked portabello mushroom salad in a light balsamic dressing at her Langley home.  The caterer recently moved her business to Whidbey Island.

Renowned caterer moves to South End

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.

  • Jun 23, 2007
Maggie Korvin presents a lunch of Copper River salmon with a smoked portabello mushroom salad in a light balsamic dressing at her Langley home.  The caterer recently moved her business to Whidbey Island.
Island Fabrics Etc. owner Judy Martin serves customers in the shop when she is not busy buying fabric and accessories or teaching sewing classes.

Fabric store is a source of island creativity

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.

  • Jun 16, 2007
Island Fabrics Etc. owner Judy Martin serves customers in the shop when she is not busy buying fabric and accessories or teaching sewing classes.
Brian Plebanek and Gail Liston show one of the 1

Vino Amore has got the goods on wine

FREELAND — Unique and interesting wine doesn’t always have to be pricey. That’s the attitude taken by Gail Liston and Brian Plebanek, the owners of Freeland wine shop Vino Amore.

  • Jun 2, 2007
Brian Plebanek and Gail Liston show one of the 1
Work crews are landscaping the Rotary Park at the new visitor center in time for opening day May 18.

Volunteers needed for visitor center

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.

  • May 12, 2007
Work crews are landscaping the Rotary Park at the new visitor center in time for opening day May 18.
The Cooks are the new owners of Cozy's Roadhouse in Clinton. The former owners of La Paz have put lots of work in renovating the restaurant.

Cozy’s revamped under new ownership

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.

  • May 5, 2007
The Cooks are the new owners of Cozy's Roadhouse in Clinton. The former owners of La Paz have put lots of work in renovating the restaurant.

Speakers to talk tourism in Clinton

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.

  • Apr 28, 2007

Lightless in Langley: How business people in Langley coped with the power outages

For a period of 57 days from mid-November to early January, the city of Langley experienced approximately 162 hours of electricity outage due to weather-related damage to the transmission and distribution systems on Whidbey Island.

  • Mar 17, 2007

Mini-storage facility planned near Freeland

It may be time to make room for another personal storage business in Freeland: An Anacortes builder has filed for permits to build a mini-storage facility on Highway 525. Ralph Palmer wants to build a storage facility on the north side of Highway 525, across from Landshapers, north of Bush Point Road in Freeland.

  • Jan 20, 2007