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Clinton’s Cadée Distillery was recently awarded a rating of 89 points by Whisky Advocate, a national whisky magazine, for its Deceptivus Bourbon Whiskey. Deceptivus is matured as bourbon whiskey then double-barrel finished in the “unique maritime climate of Whidbey,” according to a news release.
In a little cabin tucked away in the woods east of Holmes Harbor, rock stars are made. Crammed with equipment and wailing musicians, it’s from this hideaway recording studio that a man known for his “big ears” and uncanny ability to perfect raw tunes has been helping bands make their way to stardom for nearly 20 years.
South Island CrossFit in Clinton has new owners. The business was purchased earlier this year from Manny Rios by Lara and Andres Ortiz. They are Clinton residents, and cross fit level one certified trainers. The deal was finalized Feb. 15, according to a Thursday press release. The Ortizes plan to expand services to support intergenerational exercise programs, and envision a family-focused fitness center.
Greenbank resident Earl Overstreet is the recipient of the 2016 8(a) Graduate Award of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Awarded to the highest achieving graduates of the Business Development Program, an assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses, Overstreet was chosen due to the overall successes of his business, Bellevue-based IT company General Microsystems Inc.
South Whidbey’s second recreational marijuana retailer will open its doors to the public today. The store, named Island Herb, is located in Freeland at 5565 Vanbarr Place, Unit F. Doors open at 11 a.m. Island Herb is owned by a veteran of the South Whidbey marijuana business scene, Lucas Jushinski. He owns Island Alternative Medicine in Freeland, which was the first medical marijuana dispensary to open on Whidbey Island back in 2012. The old storefront previously used by Island Alternative Medicine is where Island Herb is located.
A reception for Whidbey artists Buffy Cribbs and Bruce Morrow will take place next weekend at Greenbank Farm.
JW Desserts, a South Whidbey bakery that achieved national fame, is no more, but in its place is something just as sweet.
Alicia Clancy has a grand vision brewing in Clinton, and it only requires a small footprint.
A registered, certified dietitian has come to Clinton.
There’s a sweet deal coming to Langley in honor of a chocolatier’s first 10 years in business.
Salon Bella in Bayview has plans for its waste to become more environmentally sustainable. In a news release, salon owners Talmadge Hickman and Chelsie Perkins announced they had partnered with Green Circle Salons, a company dedicated to turning salon waste into recyclable materials and renewable energy.
That little red building off the highway in Greenbank has a new tenant and, unlike some recent renters who seemed to last there only a matter of days, this one says he’s here to stay.
Anyone looking for a last-minute Christmas tree need only head to Clinton.
Langley’s Deck the Doors contest is underway, with more than 40 storefront entries festively decorated for the holidays.
When Lisa McDermott and Mary Dettrich first began cycling, they were at a loss for finding a good fit.
Children from families facing financial challenges have an opportunity to shop for Christmas gifts from the Good Cheer Thrift Stores.
Gennie Martin knows she opened her store, It’s Raining Art & Supplies in Langley, at a challenging time — just after the summer and a couple of months before the winter holidays.
Bayview Farm and Garden is getting a facelift. In order to address new needs, owner Maureen Murphy said a new building will be built to replace the gutter-connected greenhouses that were located in the center of the two—and-a-half-acre farm and garden center.
Having successfully moved down the road, the Langley Whale Center will celebrate with a grand re-opening Saturday, Nov. 14.
Sweet Mona’s Chocolate Boutique, an award-winning sweets shop in Langley, will host two gingerbread and sugar cookie decorating classes next month.