Business

Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot take a break from work in their greenhouse at Deep Harvest Farm in Langley.

Bayview market commits to aiding community in need

The Bayview Farmers Market opens Saturday, April 26, and this year’s market includes changes that could increase access to fresh, local products.

Annie Jesperson and Nathaniel Talbot take a break from work in their greenhouse at Deep Harvest Farm in Langley.

Boomerang changes its name

Boomerang will soon be known as Whidbey Island Printing & Office Supply.

  • Apr 11, 2014

WorkSource Whidbey Job Fair

Employers are invited to reserve a table at the next Job Fair, sponsored by WorkSource Whidbey, from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Elks Lodge in Oak Harbor.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Gallery, home decor shop opens in Langley

Trillium Home & Design, a gallery and home decor showroom, has opened in Langley.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Bayview Farmers Market vendors to accept EBT cards

EBT (food stamp) cards can now be used to buy food from five vendors at the Bayview Market. Glendale Shepherd, Pam’s Place Produce, Ebb Tide Produce, Skyroot Farms and Deep Harvest Farm have all been approved to accept EBT as well as debit and credit card. They are presently waiting to receive card swiping devices, which are expected to arrive by April 26, the day of the first market of the season.

  • Apr 11, 2014

Shed pounds for cash at Island Athletic Club challenge

Island Athletic Club announced its first-ever Spring Into Shape team weight-loss challenge. Open to teams of four to six participants, Spring Into Shape will run for six weeks from April 18 to May 30, rewarding the team with the highest percentage of weight loss with a $1,000 cash prize.

  • Apr 11, 2014
Theresa Jenkins

Freeland branch of Whidbey Island Bank names lending officer

Whidbey Island Bank named Theresa Jenkins as Real Estate Loan Officer at the bank’s Freeland Branch on Whidbey Island.

  • Apr 11, 2014
Theresa Jenkins
Whidbey Island Nourishes volunteers Jeanniemaria Barbour

Bakery partnership is a WIN-win

At 11 p.m. when most people are asleep, Kelly Baugh is grinding fresh red wheat and starting a large batch of bread.

Whidbey Island Nourishes volunteers Jeanniemaria Barbour
Linda Good demonstrates a song to Aaliyah Kois Jacob

Still plucking at 40 | Island Strings celebrates four decades of teaching

Island Strings began its 40th year of teaching this year and the number of lives touched in that time is nearly uncountable.

Linda Good demonstrates a song to Aaliyah Kois Jacob
Lynn Swanson samples award-winning food and beverages from around the Northwest. Swanson

Glendale farm wins Good Food Award for Island Brebis cheese

Clinton farm Glendale Shepherd received a 2014 Good Food Award in recognition of their responsible food production and taste of their products.

  • Feb 5, 2014
Lynn Swanson samples award-winning food and beverages from around the Northwest. Swanson
Frank Ploof

Langley fixture Dr. Ploof eyes 40-year career’s sunset

Frank Ploof is ready to fill one last cavity, clean another molar and tell a final patient to “Say ahhhh” as a four-decade dentist in Langley.

Frank Ploof
Chris Montaperto of Clinton receives a $1

Clinton resident wins shopping giveaway

Clinton resident Chris Montaperto has something to celebrate this month.

  • Dec 17, 2013
Chris Montaperto of Clinton receives a $1

Shop local program gives Langley shoppers chance to win $1,000 spree

To encourage shoppers to patronize local stores, Langley Chamber of Commerce members are participating in the Holiday Cheer Giveaway.

  • Dec 6, 2013
Michele LaRue

Artists adorn shops with all the trimmings for Langley event

Downtown Langley is all dressed up for the holidays.

Michele LaRue

Whidbey Almanac is in the works

Information is being collected for the 2014 edition of the Whidbey Island Almanac published by the Whidbey News-Times, South Whidbey Record and The Whidbey Examiner. The Almanac is an introduction for newcomers to Whidbey Island and a handy reference publication for those who live here.

  • Dec 4, 2013
Pallets of holiday savings inserts for  Thanksgiving and Black Friday sit ready for delivery at Sound Publishing's regional press center in Everett.

Sound Publishing is ready for its biggest Black Friday ever

Sound Publishing is gearing up for a busy Thanksgiving and Black Friday week, delivering 10 million holiday savings inserts to readers in the greater Puget Sound area.

  • Nov 26, 2013
Pallets of holiday savings inserts for  Thanksgiving and Black Friday sit ready for delivery at Sound Publishing's regional press center in Everett.
Ebey Bowl Manager Traci Wisdom

New Ebey Bowl partner ready to roll

After taking a break, Ebey Bowl is back in action.

Ebey Bowl Manager Traci Wisdom
Becky Bell

Becky Bell, big on success: Jim’s Hardware owner trusts instinct, customer service in risky move

A good 15 minutes after the store was technically closed, customers are still coming in Monday night, and Jim’s Hardware Store owner Becky Bell keeps helping them and ringing them up.

Becky Bell
Savannah True Randall

Performing arts leaders develop central Langley location

In recent years, several South Whidbey non-profit groups have coalesced around Langley Middle School.

Savannah True Randall
Marta Huget

Customers say goodbye to Bayview favorite

A staple of South Whidbey, the Bayview Star Store, closed its doors Saturday.

Marta Huget