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Laurie Flynn opens United Country Real Estate office
January 14, 2012 05:23 pm

 GOLD BEACH – Laurie Flynn, owner/broker, has recently opened a new United Country Real Estate franchise in Gold Beach at 94187 Third Street.

Her office will be called United Country – Coastal Frontier Realty, LLC, & Property Management. 

“I am excited about joining the largest network of traditional real estate agents and auctioneers in the country,” said Flynn. “With United Country’s integrated network, we can simply offer clients more options when it comes to the best approach to selling a particular property. I am proud to use both traditional real estate sales and auctions to provide the highest quality of customer service and real estate success to our clients.”

 

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Port unveils new promotional websites
January 14, 2012 05:22 pm

 Port of Brookings Harbor Manager Ted Fitzgerald has unveiled the port’s two new websites.

The revamped website www.port-brookings-harbor.com now includes “a comprehensive display of the entire port and all of its operations,” he said in a news release.

 

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Podesta-Daniels opens kids store
January 07, 2012 05:21 am

 

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Laurie Podesta-Daniels, right, is owner of Peek-A-Boo Cottage in downtown Brookings. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

The owners of Peek-A-Boo Cottage value the Brookings-Harbor community – children, parents, shoppers, its Facebook followers and those who donate items.

“This town has welcomed us,” owner Laurie Podesta-Daniels said. 

People donated so many clothes that Laurie ran out of space on the hanging racks, and her storage room is already full of clothes for the summer months. 

 

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Ribbon cut for denture service
January 07, 2012 05:20 am

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Chris and Kismet Mayo, with the help of Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce, cut the ribbon, to officially open their new business. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Mayo Denture Center was  welcomed to the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce Thursday afternoon with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“It’s an official welcoming by the chamber, and we provide it gladly,” Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce President Les Cohen said.

Members of the chamber and the community attended the ceremony.

 

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Brookings newest pet store, Carson's Critters, a family affair
December 31, 2011 04:13 am

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Pet store owner Tracy Carson and her son Hunter, with a few of the critters for sale at their new shop in Brookings. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Carson’s Critters, a new pet store in Brookings, is run by a family who love animals and strives to create a family-friendly atmosphere in their store.

Tracy Carson, her husband Jeremy, son Hunter, daughter Cheyanne and brother Jeremy Johnson all pitch in. 

Hunter, 12, helps fill water bottles, feeds animals, cleans takes and cages, assists customers and plays with the animals.

 

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Eateries close doors, one for good, the other for remodeling
December 21, 2011 09:02 am

 Two Brookings-Harbor eateries are closing their doors – one permanently and the other for a few months.

Friday will be the last day of business for The Hunger Stop, 925 Chetco Ave.

Meanwhile, The Apple Peddler at 97953 Shopping Center Ave. in Harbor is closed until spring.

 

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Olson marks 25 years at Edward Jones
November 09, 2011 10:33 am

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Sherry Olson is celebrating her 25th anniversary with the Brookings’ Edward Jones branch this week.

Olson, the senior branch office administrator, was hired Nov. 5, 1986 as the first business office administrator when Bill Hahn opened the first Edward Jones office in Brookings.

 

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Restaurateurs enjoy getting to know customers
November 04, 2011 10:07 pm

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Feliza and Ken Wilson are proprietors of the new DoLittle Cafe at 613 Chetco Ave. in downtown Brookings. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
 

Feliza and Ken Wilson live and breathe the restaurant life.

The couple have worked at multiple restaurants, diners and coffee shops over the years. Feliza as a server, and Ken as a chef.

The couple also met at a restaurant; Feliza waited tables, and Ken cooked.

 

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Change is good for Emerald Coast
November 02, 2011 09:24 am

 

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Emerald Coast Estates resident Dan Thomson waters his garden plot, a new addition to the development within the past year.
Emerald Coast Estates is celebrating its one-year anniversary of new ownership and some upgrades to the housing development.

Roy and Judy Lindsey of San Diego purchased the property in 2010 from the Itzen family and immediately spent $25,000 to seal and stripe all the streets.

Jim Allen, who manages the residential community, said the couple also added equipment such as a recumbent bicycle for the exercise room and paid for the installation of garden plots for residents.

 

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Chamber: Slugs ‘N Stones Ice Cream Cones is business of the year
October 11, 2011 09:36 pm

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Pat Silveria receives a plaque from Brookings-Harbor Chamber members.
Slugs ’N Stones ’N Ice Cream Cones has been selected for Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year Award.

Owners, and sisters, Pat Silveria and Willa Jones accepted the award on behalf of all the young women who have worked for the business in the past, work for it now and will work for it in the future.

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