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Brookings resident creates revolutionary invention for popular firearm

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The Cammer Hammer (insert) reduces the required rack slide force of the popular 1911 pistol by nearly one-third, according to local inventor Bruce Cockerham.

They say necessity is the mother of invention.

For Brookings resident Bruce Cockerham and his longtime friend and business partner Robert Corkrean, that creed is all too true.

The duo has finalized a patent and created successful prototypes for an invention that cures a decades old ailment and revolutionizes one of the most popular handguns of the past century.

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Chet’s Garden Center opens in Brookings

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Cliff and Roxanne Bennett, right, with employee, Jane McClain, bring decades of garden experience to their new store at 301 Oak Street.

Cliff and Roxanne Bennett are the latest additions to the growing list of business owners opening stores in Brookings.

The owners of Chet’s Garden Center, located at 301 Oak Street, were rushing around, arranging garden sculptures, sweeping and unloading truckloads full of plants in preparation for their unofficial opening on Friday. They will hold their grand opening in a few weeks.

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Final day for Readers' Choice voting

 

Monday at 4 p.m. is the deadline for casting ballots in the 2015 Readers Choice Awards.

The annual promotion by the Curry Coastal Pilot and Del Norte Triplicate asks readers to tell us about their favorite people, places, businesses and services on the Wild Rivers Coast.

To cast your ballot, use this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/READERSCHOICE2015?website=ccparticle 


Surf shop opens in Brookings

Logan Calcote is an avid surfer. So, after meeting some like-minded people in the Brookings-Harbor area and realizing there was a need for a business that offered quality new and used surf gear, Calcote seized an opportunity to open the Southern Oregon Surf Company.

Located at 519 Chetco Avenue (entrance on Art Walk Alley) in Brookings, the Southern Oregon Surf Company offers new and used surfboards, kayaks, paddleboards, wetsuits and gear essential to any watersports enthusiast.

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New Harbor Cafe draws enthusiastic crowd during soft opening Sunday

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Michael Cresci, chef and owner of Harbor Cafe, serves food during a soft opening for an invitation-only crowd Sunday.

Big miles and high-fives greeted Michael Cresci, head chef and owner of the new Harbor Cafe, on Sunday.

The cafe, at Highway 101 and Hoffeldt Avenue in Harbor, held a soft opening to solicit advice from the people who love food most — potential customers. Cresci opened for business Tuesday for breakfast and lunch.

“People are loving the food,” he said, shaking the hand of a guest Sunday. “They’re saying it’s fresh and light, it’s not priced too aggressively.” 

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McMillens open art gallery and gift shop

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Randy McMilllen, above, and his wife Kate open the McMillen Art Gallery, Studio and Gift Shop on the Oregon/California border.

Just south of the Oregon state line and perched on Highway 101, Randy and Kate McMillen cut the ribbons for the gift shop portion of their new business, the McMillen Art Gallery, Studio, and Gift Shop. 

Twenty visitors and friends joined them for appetizers and drinks on Nov. 7, and browsed the intricate artwork lining the walls.

The McMillens started their gallery in April. Since then, Kate has been developing the gift shop, and has turned it into a cozy haven for Oregon talent. The gallery currently shows seven other artists. 

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Kime opens ‘Life’s a Beach’ after school program

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Fomer Kalmiopsis Elementary School teacher Marci Kime offers a low-cost program that includes snacks, reading and help with homework.

Just after 2 p.m. on school days, a bus delivers Kalmiopsis Elementary School students to the new “Life’s a Beach” After School Program, where they  they will spend the rest of the afternoon with former teacher Marcy Kime.

Kime, standing in a corner filled with colorful art supplies, tubs of sports equipment, and shelves full of children’s books, lays out napkins and a stack of saltine crackers at each child’s spot, preparing for the afternoon. 

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Customer appreciation deals happening at Smokehouse on 101 beginning Friday

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Smokehouse on 101 is located at 15657 U.S. Highway 101 in Harbor.
 

From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday evening, the Smokehouse on 101 restaurant will be hosting an all-ages “Locals Grand Opening” weekend.

Festivities include a Halloween party costume contest, karaoke with live DJ, and customer appreciation days where all meals receive 10-percent discounts through Sunday evening. Several door prizes will also be awarded during the event.

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  • Europe stocks stumble, dollar lifted by U.S rate view
    European shares fell in thin trade on Monday while the dollar powered ahead after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank was poised to raise interest rates this year. Investor concerns about Greece's debt problems and a poor regional and local election result by Spain's ruling People's Party also weighed on the euro and European shares. The pull-back in European stocks mirrored losses on Wall Street on Friday after Yellen suggested the Fed was ready to act if the economy kept improving as expected, though a raft of recent data has suggested it is growing only modestly in the second quarter.
  • Fed's Fischer: Too much weight placed on Fed's first rate hike
    U.S. Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said it was "misleading" to give so much importance to the Fed's first interest rate hike since the process of returning to a more normal level will take a few years. Fischer, speaking in Israel, said that while markets largely expect the first rate hike in September, it will be determined by data and not by date. "What we are thinking about is raising the interest rate from zero, which is an ultra expansionary monetary policy to a quarter percent, which is an extremely expansionary monetary policy.
  • Charter nears $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable: sources
    The cash and stock deal values Time Warner Cable at $195 per share, according to the sources, and comes just one month after Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O) dropped its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, clinched in February 2014, over antitrust concerns. Time Warner Cable shares closed Friday at $171.18. The new deal, and the friendly negotiations that preceded it, are in sharp contrast to the acrimonious exchanges in 2013 and early 2014 that ended with Time Warner Cable's rejecting unsolicited approaches by Charter and instead finding a white knight in Comcast.

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