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W hidbey Island

A supplement of the Whidbey News-Times and South Whidbey Record

Index American National Insurance, Nick Green...........4

North Island Medical..................................................10

Gene Kelly Barner, Edward Jones Investments.....5

Northwest Language Academy, Cultural Center and Guesthouse..........................................................10

Aptitude Habilitation Services.................................5 Family Dermatology.....................................................6 Keven R. Graves, Whidbey News Group...............6 Hearing Health Services.............................................7

Oak Harbor Motors.....................................................11 Oyster Catcher..............................................................11 Roxanne Reyes.............................................................12

Island Pilates....................................................................7

Stewart Title Company..............................................12

Land Title and Escrow Company............................8

Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation.......................13

Life Without Limits........................................................8

Whidbey Premium Cigar & Pipe............................13

Island County Business Stats.....................................8

Whidbey Island Winery.............................................13

Linda Casale, Real Estate Broker..............................9

Wild Birds Unlimited..................................................15

NorthWest Granite & Flooring..................................9

Judith Zapanta-Borras...............................................15

Additional copies of this publication can be obtained by contacting: WHIDBEY NEWS-TIMES | 360-675-6611 SOUTH WHIDBEY RECORD | 877-316-7276 PO Box 1200, 107 S. Main Street, Suite E101, Coupeville, WA 98239 2

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Jessie Stensland / Whidbey News-Times

Tyler Hansen, owner of Coupeville's Oystercatcher restaurant, prepares local potatoes for one of his popular dishes.

Oystercatcher cooks up success By JESSIE STENSLAND Staff reporter

They’re not the dishes your mom made — unless she’s some sort of culinary genius.

Tyler and Sara Hansen purchased the business from Joe Scott and Jamie Sastre last year; Scott and Satre bought it from Susan Vanderbeek in 2007.

Imagine pan-roasted duck breast with ghost squash puree and rhubarb mostarda. Or braised rabbit ragout with sunchokes, bacon hash, baby pac choi and roasted beech mushrooms.

Tyler Hansen has 15 years of restaurant experience, which started when he was in high school in Boulder, Colo., and took him to highend restaurants in such places as Vail, Colo. and Lake Tahoe.

And perhaps the best appetizers of all time: lightly smoked Columbia River sturgeon with picked parsnip chips over wild nettle puree.

He took a job at the Captain Whidbey Inn, but then learned that the Oystercatcher was for sale.

Such are the typical, highly imaginative dishes at the Oystercatcher restaurant in downtown Coupeville.

Hansen has straightforward principles guiding his cooking.

The cozy restaurant has dazzled diners for the last 15 years, but now it’s been taken over by a young couple who are building an exceptionally loyal following among foodies, wine aficionados and many others who just enjoy good food.

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“My philosophy is just to use really good ingredients that speak for themselves,” he said. “I use simple techniques and try to source all the ingredients I can from people who care about good food and flavor as much as I do.”

The hunt for the best ingredients usually doesn’t take him far. Hansen said he strives to incorporate a wide variety of local ingredients into his recipes. He gets a wide variety of vegetables from two farms nestled in the fertile soil of Central Whidbey — Willowood Farm of Ebey’s Prairie and Rosehip Farm. The Oystercatcher’s menu is ever-changing, based upon what’s in season and what grand ideas pop into Hansen’s brain. His regular customers say he’s a master at finding unique and delectable concoctions, such as bone marrow with fresh-baked bread, watercress and currants. The menus include more customary dishes along with more unusual fare common at highend, gourmet establishments. A mid-April menu, for example, included King Salmon, Penn Cove mussels and beef shoulder tender SEE OYSTERCATCHER, PAGE 4



from Painted Hills, as well as veal sweetbreads and chorizo-stuffed calamari. It’s all been a big hit with customers. “I’ve been really surprised and delighted by people’s adventurous nature,” he said. Both Tyler and Sara put a great deal of effort into developing a wine and beer list — as well as whiskey, Tyler’s favorite — to complement their food.



Penn Cove mussels are a regular item on the Oystercatcher menu.

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American National Insurance, Nick Green

Once upon a time, the Oystercatcher was largely considered a place to go for special occasions, but the Hansens are defying that notion. They expanded the hours to include lunchtime on weekends and the occasional brunch. They are now open Wednesday through Sunday, from 5 p.m. to close and Saturdays and Sundays, from noon until 3 p.m. for lunch.

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(360) 678-4444

103 S Main Street, Coupeville WA 98239 nick.green@american-national.com www.anpac.com Who's Who in Business 2014

Member SIPC


(360) 675-8239

144 NE Ernst St. Suite C, Oak Harbor, WA 98239 www.edwardjones.com

Gene Kelly Barner

Gene Kelly Barner is a local Financial Advisor with in Oak Harbor who focuses on the individual investor and small businesses. He first Financial Advisor . started his practice in Oak Harbor in July 2003 after 144 N E Ernst St Suite C leaving U.S. Navy where he served as a Naval Flight Oak Harbor, WAthe 98277 Officer. 360-675-8239 He and his team provide individualized financial www.edwardjones.com services that address long-term needs and goals. They are dedicated to and have achieved a very high level of client satisfaction with his team ranking within the top 25% of the firm for CLIENT SERVICE EXCELLENCE. Edward Jones Investments Gene Kelly Barner

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Aptitude Habilitation Services is a comprehensive educational and rehabilitation services firm dedicated to providing the highest quality applied behavioral therapy to children and adults on the autism spectrum. Our company was created by leading practitioners who possess a wealth of practical experience, and knowledge of research and current trends in our respective fields. The primary objective of our firm is to provide all parties with the most beneficial and professional therapeutic services possible. We offer home-based ABA programs, that focus on academics, Adaptive Behavior (life, social and conceptual skills) and other skills. We also offer In-School Support, to help your child gain the confidence and communication skills needed to achieve educational success in their school program. Our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) coordinate and conduct Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) which are used to plan, develop, implement, and supervise services using applied behavior analysis (ABA), including discrete trial strategies, and verbal behavior for our clients with autism. Once the assessment and plan are complete, they supervise and overlap with the assigned EIA Tutors.

(360) 279-9000

Aptitude Habilitation Services

Aptitude Habilitation Services

31955 State Route 20 Ste. #3, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 aptitudeservices.com Who's Who in Business 2014


Family Dermatology Co.

Family Dermatology Co.

Family Dermatology is honored to offer the Whidbey Island community a full service facility located in Coupeville. We are a family-run business that saw a need for an office that could deal with all dermatology issues right here on the Island. Whether it be treatment of acne, psoriasis, hair/nail disorders, skin cancer, or even MOHS surgery, our friendly staff of providers and nurses will be able to help you.

(360) 682-5024

Keven R. Graves Whidbey News Group

105 S Main St, Bldg. B, Coupeville, WA 98239 www.familydermco.com


Keven R. Graves, Whidbey News Group Whidbey News Group Executive Editor and Publisher Keven R. Graves, 49, was born and raised in Anacortes. He started his newspaper career in 1986 as an intern reporter with the Whidbey News-Times and covered nearly every beat over the next seven years. In 1994, he co-founded The Whidbey Examiner. With more than 25 years of newspaper experience Graves said he’s proud to be a part of the great Whidbey News Group team. “Everyone here is committed to serving advertisers and readers, and to keeping the community informed and empowered.”

(360) 675-6611

107 S Main St, Ste E101, Coupeville, WA 98239 www.whidbeynewstimes.com

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Dr. Kristine Jarrell has been providing audiology services for children, adults, and seniors here on Whidbey Island for 18 years. In July of 2011 she assumed ownership of Hearing Health Services, established in 1999, which is conveniently located in Coupeville. Dr. Jarrell offers her patients the type of care that is focused on individual needs and finding affordable solutions for their hearing problems. She is sensitive to how hearing loss affects her patient’s lifestyle and takes pleasure in providing them with gentle, heartfelt care in a comfortable environment. Call her for an evaluation or stop by the office, she will be happy to help you hear again.

Hearing Health Services

Hearing Health Services

(360) 678-1423

Island Pilates Center & Whidbey Island Yoga Island Pilates Center and Whidbey Island Yoga are a collaborative group of certified and experienced fitness instructors.


We are located in the Porter Building at 222 Anthes, in Langley. Together, WIY and IPC offer affordable class packages and one on one private instruction. Our varied schedule includes such classes as: Beginning to advanced Pilates, Reformer Equipment, Beginning to advanced and specialized Yoga, TRX, Qi gong, Movement Fusion, and more! Who's Who in Business 2014

(360) 221-8881

222 Anthes Ave., Porter Bldg. www.islandpilatescenter.com • www.whidbeyislandyoga.com

Island Pilates & Whidbey Island Yoga

107 S Main St, Ste A102, Coupeville, WA 98239 www.coupevillehearing.com


Life Without Limits

Life Without Limits


Life Without Limits, LLC also known as OT For Kids is located in Oak Harbor, WA on Whidbey Island. OT For Kids is a pediatric Occupational Therapy clinic providing occupational therapy services for children with special needs birth to 18 years. Sharon Andor, OTR/L and Pamela Merrill, COTA, who have a combined 35 years experience, work directly with the children in helping them attain their fullest potential. Extensive evaluations and individualized treatment sessions are available along with day, evening, and weekend appointments. Most insurances accepted. Call now to schedule an appointment.

(360) 675-6000

41 NE Midway Blvd, Ste. 105, Oak Harbor, WA 98277


Island County business Stats 79,177

Total island population (2012)


Total businesses (2007)


Private non-farm businesses (2011)


Private non-farm employees (2011)


Annual retail sales (2007)


Annual lodging and food sales (2007)


Median household income (2012) —Source: U.S. Census Bureau


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(360) 331-5372 • (360) 770-5550 linda@lindacasale.com www.lindacasale.com

NorthWest Granite & Flooring, LLC Local People - Supporting Local Business! “We believe it’s very important to shop businesses owned and run by local families,” comment owners Jeremey and Suzette Jackson, who live and have raised their family here on Whidbey Island. We hire and use local skilled craftsmen, and are the only full service granite shop and showroom on Whidbey. We do all our work here on the Island. Visit our beautiful 8,000 sf showroom & countertop fabrication shop and join us improving our local economy. “We Rock!” Who's Who in Business 2014

(360) 675-4978

687 Mobius Loop, Oak Harbor WA 98277 www.nwgraniteandflooring.com

Linda Casale, Real Estate Broker

Linda Casale is one of the highest producing residential agents on Whidbey Island. She attributes her success first and foremost to her high level of personal service and business knowledge. With over 25 years of experience in selling residential properties, she brings a depth of knowledge to the business and keen insight into how to get a home sold. Linda’s mission is to provide incomparable client service. Her expertise in waterfront and fine properties has allowed her to become part of the Premier and Luxury Properties team at Windermere. Technically innovative, with highly tailored marketing, a client knows that their home is getting to the right buyers when they work with Linda. Linda has created and maintained long-standing relationships with many members of the community, both professionally and personally, through her involvement in multiple organizations. Her business team includes her husband Peter, who has many years of experience in real estate, as well as a group of licensed brokers and assistants. Visit Linda’s website at www.lindacasale.com or call 360-770-5550 to find out how she can assist you.

NorthWest Granite & Flooring, LLC

Linda Casale, Real Estate Broker



North Island Medical

North Island Medical

We welcome you to our practice. Our providers bring a vast wealth of experience and expertise and are dedicated to compassionate, competent, comprehensive care at your convenience. Routine care by appointment and immediate care on a walk in basis. We accept all major insurance. Mark Duncan, M.D. Dan Fisher, M.D. David Lemme, D.O. Starla Smit, PA-C Jacqueline Espinoza, PA-C

(360) 682-5444


NWLA Cultural Center & Guesthouse Our language – both in its internal narrative and external social function, is one of our most powerful, immediately accessible tools for creating fundamental change in how we perceive and how we structure our responses. Is this an “economic crisis” or a “cultural regeneration”?? We are certainly entering a time when cross-cultural communication and understanding is critical to our wellbeing and survival on this planet. ~Josette Hendrix Founder & Director THE NW Language Academy & Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, creates opportunities for the residents of the local community to become residents of the larger, global community.

(360) 321-2101

5023 Langley Road, Langley, WA www.nwlanguageacademy.com

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NWLA Cultural

NWLA Cultural Center & Guesthouse

165 SE Ely Street, Oak Harbor, Washington 98277 www.northislandmedical.org

Oak Harbor Motors is celebrating their 35th year in business here on Whidbey Island. Thanks to their friendly, professional staff and continued support from the community, they have weathered many challenges over the years. Owners Mike and Cathy Horrobin, who purchased the dealership in 1979, recently updated Oak Harbor Motors inside and out. Besides the impressive line up of new products from Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep, Mike and Cathy are extremely proud of their qualified staff and managers. They invite you to stop in to visit their dealership and see what your local dealer can do for you. Oak Harbor Motors has a great selection of new and used vehicles, a Quick Lube and houses the Department of Licensing. Before you buy, give us a try!




The Oystercatcher The Oystercatcher is no longer resting. We became the third set of owners to run the more than 15-year-old establishment, and reopened on New Year’s Eve. And since then, the community support has been wonderful and welcoming. We want to continue the Oystercatcher tradition as a place of great food and great fun — a happy place to spend an evening. And keep the values that made the Oystercatcher its friends — quality local foods in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere, and a good citizen in the community. We’re excited to be here, and we hope to see you soon. Tyler and Sara Hansen

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(360) 678-0683

901 Grace Street, Coupeville, WA 98239 www.oystercatcherwhidbey.com

The Oystercatcher

75 S.W. Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA.


Roxanne Reyes

Roxanne Reyes Roxanne Reyes Insurance Agency will be servicing an existing book of business for State Farm. She is looking forward to providing excellent customer care to all of Whidbey Island. Roxanne is a straight shooter who strongly believes in personalized attention to each individual client. Whether your needs are Auto, Residential, Commercial, Life or Financial Services; Roxanne and her dedicated team are here to exceed your expectations. Don’t take our word for it, stop by and meet Roxanne yourself.

(360) 682-2121

661 SE. Fidalgo Ave. Oak Harbor www.statefarm.com/roxannereyes

Stewart Title of Island County

Stewart Title of Island County


Stewart Title of Island County was founded in 2006 by Steve and Judy Metcalfe and the Stewart Title Guaranty Co. Steve and Judy have been in the title industry for nearly 30 years. In December 2012 Steve and Judy purchased the interest of Stewart Title Guaranty Company. They are at the forefront of the title industry and offer their customers the latest services, technology and information available. Give Stewart Title of Island County a call today and discover the difference. Now 100% locally owned and operated. Coming soon, new name: Premier Title of Island Country Think Real Estate. Think Stewart Title. We have the Title and Escrow team ready and available to help you. Agents for: Stewart Title Guaranty Company and North American Title Insurance company

MAIN OFFICE: (360) 240-9610 499 NE Midway Blvd. Suite 2, Oak Harbor, WA. 98277 BRANCH FREELAND: (360) 331-3353 | STANWOOD/CAMANO: (360) 572-4867 www.stewarttitleofislandcounty.com Who's Who in Business 2014



Funeral Home & Cremation llc.


Honoring memories.

“Expect Excellence”

(360) 675-3447

1811 NE 16th Ave., Oak Harbor, WA 98239 info@wallinfuneralhome.com www.wallinfuneralhome.com

Whidbey Premium Cigar & Pipe

Now open for business. We carry an unbelievable selection of cigar brands like Alec Bradley, Camacho, Gran Habano, Graycliff, Drew Estate, Oliva, Rocky Patel, Perdomo, Gurkha... to name just a few. We also have a great selection of humidors and e-cigs. Are you looking for a good quality pipe? We carry a fine selection of new and estate pipes and a wide variety of cigar and pipe accessories. If you have a pipe that needs refurbishing, co-owner Tom Pacher is the man to see. We also have cigar themed T-Shirts, hats and coffee mugs.

Don’t forget to show your military I.D. for a 10% discount! If we don’t have what you are looking for, we will do our best to get it for you.

(360) 279-0600

13595 State Route 20, Suite 5. Oak Harbor, WA 98277 (Right next to Great Clips in the Safeway Center)

Whidbey Island Vineyard & Winery Greg and Elizabeth Osenbach of Whidbey Island Winery pioneered commercial grape growing and winemaking on Whidbey Island in the mid1980’s, producing aromatic estate whites and an extensive list of reds from select vineyards of eastern Washington. The tasting room is open all year and a patio overlooking the vineyard is a delightful spot for picnicking. Wine Club • Private Parties Gift Certificates • Shipping

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(360) 221-2040

5237 Langley Road, Langley WA 98260 www.whidbeyislandwinery.com

Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Family Owned - 50 Years Experience Pre-Arrangements Transfer of Existing Arrangements Reception Facilities Veterans Benefits On-Site Crematory Forethought Funeral Insurance™

Whidbey Premium Cigar & Pipe

Gary & Martha Wallin, Owners

Whidbey Island Vineyard & Winery

Wallin Funeral Home & Cremation, LLC


Whidbey News Group can help with your BUSINESS STRATEGY South Whidbey Record, Whidbey Examiner and the Whidbey News-Times

360-221-5300 or 360-675-6611 14

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The team at the Wild Birds store is committed to promoting natural bird habitat and healthy bird feeding practices. The Freeland store is truly all about the birds – and the bird watchers. As part of the family of Wild Birds Unlimited stores throughout the United States and Canada, the store offers the freshest and highest quality bird foods, bird feeders and houses, bird baths, hardware accessories for backyard habitats, optics, resource books and other bird feeding and bird watching products. Stop in for a visit, see what’s new and, please, share your bird stories.

(360) 341-1404

5565 Van Barr Place, Suite AB, Freeland, WA www.website.com

Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

Judith Zapanta-Borras

For 36 years, Judith has helped hundreds of clients with real estate transactions. She provides professional service with honesty, reliability and dependability. Her knowledge and expertise assure constant consistent service. She is also dedicated and committed to the satisfaction of her clients. This has ranked her as one of the leading realtors in Oak Harbor since 1989. Call or see her today!

Judith Zapanta-Borras

Managing Broker/Realtor “Serving Real Estate Since 1978 / Excellence in Reputation”

(360) 914-7759 • (360) 675-1707

32785 SR 20, Suite 4 • Oak Harbor judith@whidbey.net • judithzapanta@windermere.com www.judithzapanta.withwre.com Who's Who in Business 2014


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