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Brands put their hands into selling crafts

 

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Laurie Brand shows yarn, fabric and supplies available at her Gold Beach shop, By My Hand, on Ellensburg Avenue. The Pilot/Valiant Corley

GOLD BEACH – Laurie Brand says business has been good and she’s having the time of her life since she opened By My Hand, a yarn and fabric store at 29795 Ellensburg Ave. a few weeks ago.

Brand said husband Doug was remodeling their house.

“Doug was tearing down our den and I said ‘I need to find some place to put my stuff.’ So Doug says ‘Why not open a shop?’ So I got the store here to knit and do my stuff,” she said.

 

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Freeman Marine expanding facility

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Joe Kolp prepares to use the company’s new waterjet cutter at the Hunter Creek facility. Submitted photo
Gold Beach’s Freeman Marine Equipment, purchased by a Canadian-based company in November, is preparing to expand its facility and production products starting in July, officials announced.

Freeman Marine outfits vessels worldwide – megayachts, sailing yachts, expedition vessels, offshore trawlers, and large sport cruisers as well as patrol and commercial boats – with watertight marine closures.

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Mainbrace Technologies expands into Gold Beach

Brookings-based  Mainbrace Technologies, Inc.,  has announced that it is merging with AES Computers of Gold Beach.

“We are pleased to be able to bring to Gold Beach businesses and individual computer users the same broad range of computer services and sales that we are presently offering in Brookings,” said Mainbrace owner Jim Relaford.

Those services, Relaford said, include designing Wi-Fi hotspots for motels, hotels and RV parks, and virus removal  from individual computers.


 

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CFCU offers credit report, fraud detection class

Chetco Federal Credit Union (CFCU) will offer a class “Understanding Your Credit Report and Fraud Detection,” free to the public, at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Community Room at the Southern Oregon Community College campus, 96082 Lone Ranch Parkway. 

The class will shed light on the details of credit reporting and educate guests on today’s most common types of fraud.

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Port businesses deliver the goods

The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Brookings-Harbor Community Helpers Food Bank volunteer Jerz Bouvia and David Allen, of State Farm Insurance in Harbor, load 189 pounds of food onto a cart Wednesday at the food bank. The food was collected from a food drive sponsored by several Port of Brookings Harbor businesses. The food drive will be held through the end of March. Food items can be dropped off at participating port businesses.


Expert: Beauty, recreation can fuel region’s economy

 

Curry County’s spectacular scenery and outdoor recreation opportunities can be a catalyst to diverse economic growth, according to a development expert.

Ron Fox, executive director of Southern Oregon Regional Economic Development Inc., spoke during the annual Business Outlook Conference in Smith River earlier this month.

 

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Superfly business flying high with customers

 

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Ryan Webster opened the bar and grill to get more people familiar with his company’s vodka. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

An attractive décor, affordable prices and a vast variety of martini flavors has proved to be a winning combination for the Superfly Distilling Co. Martini Bar and Grill.

Ryan Webster, 36, began his restaurant career by washing dishes in his father’s Chico, Calif., eatery as a 12-year-old boy. Now he owns the bar and grill on Railroad Street with his brother, Eric, of Portland.

It opened Sept. 20 as an extension of the distillery that has operated in Harbor for the last two and a half years.

 

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Laurie Flynn opens United Country Real Estate office

 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

 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

 

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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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