Business

Chefs John Delp and Pam Buitenveld work in the Mossback kitchen. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group)

Mossback: A farm-to-table adventure

KINGSTON — For Mossback co-owners Pam Buitenveld, John Delp and Christy Penney, local seasonally-sourced ingredients heaped with a dollop of creativity and sprinkled with a… Continue reading

Chefs John Delp and Pam Buitenveld work in the Mossback kitchen. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group)

Viva Flow Yoga and Dog Days Brewing hold “Brewga” event March 11

BREMERTON — Embrace your chi as you work on your chill with Viva Flow Yoga’s “Brewga” event at 11:30 a.m. March 11 at Dog Days… Continue reading

Paws Gourmet, Inc., located in Marysville, Washington, was acquired by Tim Hall and Traci Woody-Carmen in December 2016. They’re now in the process of transferring what is now called Paws Gourmet Bakery to Silverdale. The plan is to open March 6.                                Photo courtesy of Paws Gourmet Bakery Facebook page

Paws Gourmet Bakery moves to Silverdale

SILVERDALE — Paws Gourmet Bakery is moving in and settling down. This bakery is a little different than the average: they focus on fun, whimsical,… Continue reading

Paws Gourmet, Inc., located in Marysville, Washington, was acquired by Tim Hall and Traci Woody-Carmen in December 2016. They’re now in the process of transferring what is now called Paws Gourmet Bakery to Silverdale. The plan is to open March 6.                                Photo courtesy of Paws Gourmet Bakery Facebook page
Laughing Dog Kitchen’s coffee cake muffin is one of their most popular items.                                Photo courtesy Danielle George / Laughing Dog Kitchen

Laughing Dog Kitchen raises funds for a food truck at pop-up location fundraiser March 3

BREMERTON — “Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself I say there is naught, nor ought there be, nothing so exalted on the face of… Continue reading

Laughing Dog Kitchen’s coffee cake muffin is one of their most popular items.                                Photo courtesy Danielle George / Laughing Dog Kitchen
Cats are always treated with love by PAWS of Bremerton volunteers while they stay at the shelter.                                Photo courtesy of                                Roxanne Chavez                                PAWS of Bremerton

PAWS of Bremerton animal shelter focuses on caring for cats, community

BREMERTON — At PAWS of Bremerton, the cats are king. The nonprofit animal shelter, located at 3306 N. Perry Ave. in Bremerton, is a cat-only… Continue reading

Cats are always treated with love by PAWS of Bremerton volunteers while they stay at the shelter.                                Photo courtesy of                                Roxanne Chavez                                PAWS of Bremerton
Ellen Yates Barnard with the baby of someone for whom she was a doula, while Barnard was volunteering at a birthing center for a month in Zimbabwe in Africa.                                Photo courtesy Ellen Yates Barnard

Conversations with a doula: Learn more about doula services at free weekly chats

BREMERTON — Ellen Yates Barnard is reaching out to the community. She wants to start a conversation. Barnard is a doula, both for before and… Continue reading

Ellen Yates Barnard with the baby of someone for whom she was a doula, while Barnard was volunteering at a birthing center for a month in Zimbabwe in Africa.                                Photo courtesy Ellen Yates Barnard
Elizabeth Wing presents hand-dipped strawberries at Amy’s Decadent Chocolate, one of their most popular Valentine’s Day items. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Amy’s Decadent Chocolates prepares for the Valentine’s Day rush

BREMERTON — Amy Jablonski and her team of experienced employees are working as hard as they can to prepare for what will be the busiest… Continue reading

Elizabeth Wing presents hand-dipped strawberries at Amy’s Decadent Chocolate, one of their most popular Valentine’s Day items. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Avalon Comics and Games sells new releases and classic editions, and is staffed by knowledgable people who can help a newbie find a starting place in decades worth of comics. The store also sells tabletop games, and hosts game day events. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Fans of comics and games have a home in Avalon

SILVERDALE — For the better part of a decade, comic book fans have had a place to go for the new, the old, the classic… Continue reading

Avalon Comics and Games sells new releases and classic editions, and is staffed by knowledgable people who can help a newbie find a starting place in decades worth of comics. The store also sells tabletop games, and hosts game day events. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Habit Burger Grill is open 10:30a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday, located in the Trails at Silverdale. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Habit Burger Grill: ‘a portal through space and time’

SILVERDALE — Habit Burger Grill hosted its pre-grand opening event Jan. 24, in the Trails at Silverdale. Habit Burger Grill is “actually a portal through… Continue reading

Habit Burger Grill is open 10:30a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday, located in the Trails at Silverdale. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Wes Karry, owner of West Coast Mining Supply, has been gold mining since he was 9 years old. Now, he leads mining outings around Western Washington, teaching others, kids and adults alike, how to search for gold.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Hunt for gold with West Coast Mining Supply

BREMERTON — Wes Karry has been panning for gold since he was 9 years old. Now, he and his son Kevin own West Coast Mining… Continue reading

Wes Karry, owner of West Coast Mining Supply, has been gold mining since he was 9 years old. Now, he leads mining outings around Western Washington, teaching others, kids and adults alike, how to search for gold.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands gather in Olympia for the Teen Council Lobby Day. Photo courtesy of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

Planned Parenthood vows to fight to keep clinics open

BREMERTON — The threatened repeal of the Affordable Care Act would mean repeal of all federal funding to Planned Parenthood health care clinics, including the… Continue reading

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands gather in Olympia for the Teen Council Lobby Day. Photo courtesy of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Melissa Dylan, center, and her daughters Eva, left, and Ruby, right, spend time at Dylan Fabrics. Melissa Dylan is hosting a suffragette flag sewing event at her store Dylan Fabrics.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Join Dylan Fabrics in recreating suffragette flags for Women’s March

BREMERTON — Though it’s a “community-building activity,” the motivation behind an upcoming event at Dylan Fabrics is also politically-minded for owner Melissa Dylan. “It’s kind… Continue reading

Melissa Dylan, center, and her daughters Eva, left, and Ruby, right, spend time at Dylan Fabrics. Melissa Dylan is hosting a suffragette flag sewing event at her store Dylan Fabrics.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Camp Union Pet Lodge is like “puppy camp,” according to owner Stephanie McPherson. The lodge offers boarding, grooming and daycare for all kinds of pets.                                Courtesy of Stephanie McPherson

Camp Union Pet Lodge: ‘Kinda like grandma’s house’

SEABECK — Camp Union Pet Lodge is basically puppy camp, according to owner Stephanie McPherson. “The owners are out on vacation and they bring their… Continue reading

Camp Union Pet Lodge is like “puppy camp,” according to owner Stephanie McPherson. The lodge offers boarding, grooming and daycare for all kinds of pets.                                Courtesy of Stephanie McPherson
Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Support your community: Shop local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

BREMERTON — Small Business Saturday: A day for community members to pass up big box stores and patronize their area’s locally owned businesses. “(Small Business… Continue reading

Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group