Agate Pass Café: It’s all in the details

SUQUAMISH — From artistic kitchen whisk lights to an eclectic handcrafted mosaic bar top, Suquamish’s new Agate Pass Café holds secrets in details. Located by Bella Luna Pizzaria, with a view of the beach and Bainbridge Island, the restaurant gives off a big city flair in a warm, inviting setting.

Kingston Chamber of Commerce news

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce asks that small businesses and cottage industries, such as those who work out of their homes and under the radar, contact and register with us. Several volunteers have taken recent calls for tailors, upholsterers, house sitters, etc. The chamber would like to develop a registry to assist those in the community who are looking for these services. The chamber provides many services to support small businesses who join our organization.

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New Poulsbo bank to advocate for businesses

POULSBO — A new bank is about to find its home on the shores of Liberty Bay, and investors are being sought as preparations continue for a spring 2008 opening. Ending the image of bankers sitting feet-up behind mahogany desks, clouded in a smoke of ambivalence, Liberty Bank is on its way to becoming a community-serving agency with solutions, involvement and understanding of clients’ needs.

Good Scents brings a fresh perspective to Poulsbo

POULSBO — Walking into the Front Street shop, the clean smell of soap tinged with something one can’t quite put one’s finger on pervades the nose. Good Scents, organized to sell wonderfully fragrant soaps, lotions, perfumes, candles and all varieties of bath amenities, has been striving to present a fresh face and excellent customer service to North Kitsap residents and visitors for more than a year.

Well Being Health Center maintains health and happiness

POULSBO — Health and happiness have long been on the list of those elusive life achievements people desire.Now, making that quest easier than ever, the… Continue reading

Village Baker Cafe serves a sensory array of sweets

POULSBO — This is no average, run-of-the-mill cafe. No, The Village Baker Cafe is much more of a rarity. A sight both for sore eyes, and savoring taste buds.

Some like it hot

HANSVILLE — From the displays of glowing art and neon signs to its spunky owners Laurie Lewis and Joan Peter, the Custom Neon shop in Hansville screams cool. Not to mention neon conserves more energy than typical household lighting and doesn’t get any warmer than when it’s first turned on.

Internet Auction Co. a valuable find

POULSBO — Most already know ‘It’ can be bought with a simple point-and-click on eBay. But unloading ‘It’ once the luster has lacked isn’t always so easy. An online auction shop full of listings from the every day to the unusual, eBay just happens to be where Internet Auction Company owner Russell Pickering has a high stock of expertise.

Business Briefs

Bonnie’s Flower Market, located inside the Northwest Design Center on State Route 305, is now open for business. The European-style flower market offers top quality products at market value pricing. For more information, call (360) 697-9975.

Business Briefs

New owners Paul and Brianne Zeman are now serving up great coffee and fresh, homemade food and pastries at Caffe Cocina. The cafe is also now combining forces with salon Ciao Bella. The two are located on Finn Hill in Poulsbo.

Business Briefs

Kitsap Referrals is welcoming new members to join its networking group of business professionals. Kitsap Referrals is a venue for local business men and women to make professional contacts and generate referrals and help provide quality service to each other and the community. Guests are encouraged to attend a future meeting to learn more about the organization. The group meets every Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library located at 700 NE Lincoln Road with free lunch served for guests. For more information on this group, visit To RSVP, call Dawn Tobel at (360) 271-1762 or email Steve Komar at

Welcome to the guest house

Welcome to the guest house

Business Briefs

Paul A. Uhlig, chief operating and compliance officer, Liberty Bank of Washington, recently completed the American Bankers Association National Compliance School held in Miami.

Caffe Cocina adds pizzazz to daily grind

POULSBO — What you see may be what you get, but in the case of Poulsbo’s Caffe Cocina, getting what you don’t see is even better.

Healing Hands at The Massage Clinic

HANSVILLE — On the road to Point No Point stands a boathouse — fashioned out of a World War II tugboat — that draws much curiosity.

Business Briefs

Team Westsound, a group of martial art athletes, is reaching out for financial assistance to help defray costs of participating at junior and senior nationals this year.

Life is Good brings ‘positive energy’ to SK

For Sheila Karnes, life is good.

BusinessBriefs Kitsap Bank promotes Chavanu

Kitsap Bank announced the promotion of Claire Chavanu to operations officer. Chavanu brought nine years of experience with her in banking operations and training when she joined Kitsap Bank’s Kingston branch two years ago.

Bonnie’s blooms with the basics

POULSBO — Bonnie’s Flower Market is surrounded by walls of a beige color. Its floors are made of clean, simple cement. But bursting from every inch of its space are tiny, colorful fireworks of flora, bringing the shop alive and perfuming its air with sweetness.