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Tea with a kick Tea with a kick

t Kataluma Chai serves up coffee

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Express Personal Services changed its name to Express Employment Professionals. The company made the decision to refocus its branding efforts in order to better reflect its service lines and direction for the future.

Your neighborhood bakery

Luigi Ferrari comes from a family of bakers.

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County resident earns national honors for caregiving

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OBE inducts two new members, announces

Heroes for babies Farmers Insurance raises money for March of Dimes.

(From left) Farmers Insurance employee Devin Mazzotta, district manager Greg Govender, agent Maggie Brewton-Hight, recruiting manager Jennifer Govender, Brewton-Hight’s grandson Jacob Easton, John Hight, Sam Delano, Patricia Delano and Leslie Bush pose for a photo in their March of Dimes T-shirts.

Contain the clutter Contain the clutter

Contain It helps people stay organized.

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Guardian Security, a large fire and security systems company based in Seattle with a local branch in Silverdale, is promoting a new wireless fire and security monitoring system that does not require land phone lines or cell signals. This system is the only one that continued to operate during the San Diego fires last year.

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Farmers Insurance employees to attend ‘championship’ conference

An authentic dish hot spot

Golden Mum Chinese Restaurant serves up

Old Town Custom Framing & Gallery to showcase artist’s paintings

Old Town Custom Framing & Gallery will sponsor an exhibition of recent paintings by award-winning Northwest artist Larry Parker June 1-24.

Consortium gives Kitsap businesses a big boost

For Kitsap County entrepreneurs, many have a business idea but don’t know of the local services to make it successful.

More homes on market, but less sold in North Kitsap compared to Q1 in ’07

When comparing the first quarter of 2008 versus 2007, fewer homes sold as many more came on the market. Not that this is a surprise as we all know the market has softened.

Condos a great option for ownership and plentiful in Kingston

Q&A with real estate expert Jan Zufelt.

Great Peninsula Future Festival seeks food, craft vendors

The Great Peninsula Future Festival, which takes place Aug. 2-3 in Port Gamble, is now accepting applications from food and crafts vendors.

Real Estate showcase

News about the subprime mortgage crisis continues its influence on the real estate market. Consequently, more stringent underwriting guidelines and standards have made an impact on buyers in general, especially those considering their first home purchase.

Warning issued about illegal septic repairs

There are increasing reports of unlicensed and uncertified individuals, or companies, soliciting and/or performing work on onsite sewage systems – without required permits – according to recent reports submitted to the Kitsap County Health District. The district reminds the public to be careful before hiring any individual or company to work on their onsite sewage system, and to verify that they are certified to do this work by checking the district’s Web site at www.kitsapcountyhealth.com.

North Kitsap Business Briefs

Quick updates of business happenings in the North Kitsap region.

I want my leatherback: retired Poulsbo teacher on quest to save rare turtle

Even though leatherback sea turtles outlasted dinosaurs, they now struggle to survive us. In 2004, at the 24th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, scientists predicted these turtles would be extinct in 10 years — six years from now. Greg Enright, a retired Pearson Elementary and Poulsbo Middle School teacher, and his Internet tourism company EcoTeach is trying to change that.

North Kitsap Business Briefs

Business updates from around the North Kitsap region.