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Dani and James Hale opened the “Cup ’a Comfort Cafe” on Viking Avenue. The cafe features hand painted murals

Dani Hale’s Cup ’a Comfort Cafe a breakfast and lunch hub for all ages

Six weeks into business, and Dani Hale’s Cup ’a Comfort Cafe on Viking Avenue already smells irresistible. It’s a Friday afternoon, and the sizzling scent of bacon is emanating from the kitchen.

Dani and James Hale opened the “Cup ’a Comfort Cafe” on Viking Avenue. The cafe features hand painted murals

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Kimberly Kelly, CRREA from West Sound Appraisal, has recently become a real estate appraiser who is approved by the Housing and Urban Development and Federal Housing Administration. Although based in Kitsap County, she also appraises real estate in Jefferson, Mason, and Pierce counties.

KCCDC names Salazar new board member | Bremerton Patriot Business Briefs

The Kitsap County Community Development Corporation (KCCDC) added Kathy Salazar, owner and broker of Real Estate Connexion of Kitsap County, to its board. She specializes in building business through relationships.

Cathi Cochran (left)

Port Orchard couple takes charge of Ceasar’s

Sean Cochran drove by Ceasar’s Restaurant & Bar every day and the “For Sale” sign always caught his eye.

Cathi Cochran (left)
Paul Sallup (left to right)

Kitsap Propane joins the green team

For earth and ethics: Kitsap Propane is

Paul Sallup (left to right)

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CurvesSmart personal coaching system, a new technology pioneered by Curves, offers a precision designed workout with moment to moment feedback and progress reports to keep members motivated while they work out.

Charlie Williams

Port Orchard businessman opens meeting facilities to troops

A Port Orchard business owner has found a creative way of thanking the soldiers currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, by offering them the use of his company’s facilities off of Bethel-Burley Road.

Charlie Williams

Port Orchard Independent Business Briefs | August 6

Port Orchard-based WestSound Engineering, Inc, has announced that Alan L. Burdick has successfully passed the Professional Engineering exam and is now a registered civil engineer.

Zahra Akhgar (center) owns Ultra Custom Cleaners in Silverdale and her sister Mariam Akhgar (left) and husband Gerald Hixon help out at the family business.

Silverdale: Ultra Custom Cleaners offers wide-ranging services

Zahra Akhgar spot cleans stained clothing at 7 every morning. Akhgar owns Ultra Custom Cleaners in the Albertsons shopping plaza on Bucklin Hill Road in Silverdale and handles hundreds of shirts, pants and dresses every day.

Zahra Akhgar (center) owns Ultra Custom Cleaners in Silverdale and her sister Mariam Akhgar (left) and husband Gerald Hixon help out at the family business.
Buddy responded well to treatment

Bremerton vet Luttinen gets tails waggin’ with national accreditation

Dr. David Luttinen and his wife, Jennifer, bought the Wheaton Way Veterinary Clinic in August 2005.

Buddy responded well to treatment

Vector Marketing opens office in Bremerton BUSINESS BRIEFS

Vector Marketing opened a new sales office in Bremerton operated by Vector District Manager Jake Schmitt.

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Susan Baker

Stella’s: Poulsbo’s grand slam neighborhood eatery

There’s no mistaking it once through the doors. Greeted with a friendly smile right off the bat, it’s the swirling scent of Italian tastiness that hits it home: Stella’s Pizza & Pasta is more than just a nearby eatery. It’s a place where anyone could easily become a regular. The neighborhood restaurant, opened in 2006 by Spiro’s co-founder Susan Baker, is tucked onto 10th Avenue near Central Market.

Susan Baker

North Kitsap Business Briefs | July 16

On July 31, the Poulsbo Dream Dinners store will dedicate an open house to Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater (KCMT), the organization respected for producing family fun musical theater productions, from 6-8 p.m. KCMT provides a theatrical and educational foundation for Kitsap County kids.

Kitsap Credit Union names new senior VP | North Kitsap Business Briefs

Kitsap Credit Union named George Hall as the new senior vice president/chief lending officer.

Ron and Dr. Meg Simans hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30 at their business

New chiropractic biz helps Kitsap locals adjust to natural living

With Central Kitsap Commissioner Josh Brown bringing the giant scissors, Dr. Meg Simans and her husband, Ron, were ready to officially open their new business. Meg and Ron hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday, May 30 at the Chiropractic Lifestyle Center on Riddell Road in East Bremerton. Meg has been a local chiropractor for 16 years and always dreamed of opening a natural healthcare facility such as the Chiropractic Lifestyle Center.

Ron and Dr. Meg Simans hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 30 at their business
Chung Madsen opened Frosty’s Sandwiches about 28 years ago in Bremerton. She will close the restaurant June 30.

Popular Bremerton sandwich shop closing

Frosty’s Sandwiches has sat at 701 Pacific Avenue for more than 28 years. Now, owner Chung Madsen said it’s time to close up shop. Frosty’s Sandwiches in Bremerton will close at the end of the month. “I’m telling all of my customers I’m closing and they don’t know what to do,” Madsen said.

Chung Madsen opened Frosty’s Sandwiches about 28 years ago in Bremerton. She will close the restaurant June 30.
Kingston woman puts finishing touches on Cleo's Landing arts center

Kingston woman puts finishing touches on Cleo’s Landing arts center

Susan Rodgers’ smile is shining as bright as the sun that’s finally warming up the first week of summer in the North End. It’s her excitement beaming out as the finishing touches are put on her new Cleo’s Learning Center for the Arts at Cleo’s Landing in old town Kingston. She envisions the 515 square-foot meeting space, that’s topped off with a 650 square-foot rooftop sculpture garden, as not only a place to offer art classes, but also host conferences, receptions and anything to serve her mission to “Bring People to Town!”

Kingston woman puts finishing touches on Cleo's Landing arts center

Who falls under ‘distressed home seller’ category? | Jan Zufelt

Dear Jan: We are confused. We heard on the news about a new law regarding “Distressed Home Sellers.” Who falls into this category?

Kingston real estate agent Zufelt awarded residential designation

Jan Zufelt, associate broker and Realtor® and with John L. Scott in Kingston, was awarded the Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) Designation by the Council of Residential Specialists, the largest nonprofit affiliate of the National Association of Realtors®.