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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.