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Westport’s Islander sold — temporarily closed during transition

The sale of the Islander Motel and Half Moon Bay Bar & Grill at the corner of Westhaven Drive and Neddie Rose Drive in the Westport Marina District was completed in mid-September. New owner, Nevada resident Hu Wang, intends to hire a professional chef/manager, who will hire and train staff, as well as design a new menu that focuses on fresh local seafood in preparation for reopening later this winter.

OCCU earns recognition

Shelton-based Our Community Credit Union was named to the 2015 edition of the Top 200 Healthiest Credit Unions in America that just released. The credit union stood out in all of the primary evaluation categories.

Ocean Shores Real Estate report

According to a real estate report compiled by Jeff Daniel, managing broker at John L. Scott Ocean Shores, third quarter residential home sales in Ocean Shores were up 19 percent over the same period a year ago and average sale prices increased almost 17 percent.

Timber and wood products update

Softwood lumber prices (in U.S. dollars) have fallen throughout a majority of the main markets in the world during the second quarter because of weaker demand, ample supply throughout the distribution chain and a strengthening U.S. dollar.