Business

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

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

County coughs over new Freeland pot biz sign

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

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

Whidbey Doughnuts fills hole left by Basil Cafe
Clinton bait biz is here to stay, owner says

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

Clinton bait biz is here to stay, owner says
Tastes of the sea on deck at new Langley eatery

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

Tastes of the sea on deck at new Langley eatery
Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy

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

Longtime Freeland label manufacturer files for bankruptcy
Native son returns to Langley to open music store

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

Native son returns to Langley to open music store
Prominent pickler opens fermented foods restaurant in Langley

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

Prominent pickler opens fermented foods restaurant in Langley
South Whidbey Tilth gives market leftovers a second chance

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

South Whidbey Tilth gives market leftovers a second chance
Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program

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

Pint with a cause funds SW non-profit program
Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat

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

Nichols launches National Geographic Quest cruise boat
Business sale, employees save Clinton gun store

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

Business sale, employees save Clinton gun store
Bayview business gives South Whidbey rustic aesthetic

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

Bayview business gives South Whidbey rustic aesthetic
Guide Shaun Mellor demonstrates Canopy Tree Climbing in Deception State Park on May 14, 2017. Climbing to the top of a 200-foot Douglas fir with ropes and a harness is offered by the company, AdventureTerra. Two towering trees are used in the park; cost is $149 per person. Minimum age is 7 years old.

Tree climbing venture offers canopy views for the intrepid

Canopy climbing venture offers treetop views for the intrepid

Guide Shaun Mellor demonstrates Canopy Tree Climbing in Deception State Park on May 14, 2017. Climbing to the top of a 200-foot Douglas fir with ropes and a harness is offered by the company, AdventureTerra. Two towering trees are used in the park; cost is $149 per person. Minimum age is 7 years old.
Goosefoot brings art gallery back to Bayview

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

Goosefoot brings art gallery back to Bayview
Market, high-speed internet attracts printing biz to Langley

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

Market, high-speed internet attracts printing biz to Langley
Freeland man rents out property as private pup park

Freeland man rents out property as private pup park

Not all dogs are suited to the puppy party that is a dog park, Freeland resident Ron Michelsen says. Some just need their own reserved… Continue reading

Freeland man rents out property as private pup park
Whidbey’s flower industry part of a growing movement

Whidbey’s flower industry part of a growing movement

For flower farmers on South Whidbey, spring brings the bloom and another year of exponential growth. That is, if they’re capable of keeping up with… Continue reading

Whidbey’s flower industry part of a growing movement
Double board certified physician now practicing in Freeland

Double board certified physician now practicing in Freeland

Alex Kosloff, MD has joined the medical staff at WhidbeyHealth is now seeing patients at the organization’s primary care location in Freeland. Kosloff is board… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2017
Double board certified physician now practicing in Freeland
Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager

Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager

Christi Karvasek was recently promoted to general manager of Useless Bay Golf and Country Club from member services manager. She replaces former general manager Bill… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2017
Useless Bay golf, country club hires new general manager