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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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Ribbon cut for denture service

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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

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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

 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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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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Loring plans Brookings lighthouse museum, coffee shop

 

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Brookings businessman Alden Loring, left, and Tekton Contractors Inc. owner Jerimiah Bateman are teaming up to build Loring Lighthouse Museum on Railroad Street. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

A longtime Brookings businessman is branching out again.

Eighty-six-year-old Alden Loring will open Loring’s Lighthouse Museum next year on Railroad Street across from KURY Radio.

It will feature a coffee shop with snacks and a museum with three vintage cars and hundreds of guns – some of them two centuries old.

 

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    The 57.98 million-share, or roughly 10.8 percent, stake was revealed in a Friday night filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 shares closed Friday at $77.23. Berkshire once held a large stake in the Houston-based company, but shed nearly two-thirds of it in February 2014 when it swapped $1.35 billion of shares for a chemicals business that it folded into its Lubrizol unit.
  • Fed's Fischer sees inflation rebound, allowing gradual rate hikes
    U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates gradually, Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said on Saturday in a speech careful not to overreact to a possible Chinese slowdown. The influential U.S. central banker was circumspect whether he would prefer to raise rates from near zero at a much-anticipated policy meeting on Sept. 16-17. The cautious confidence from Fischer, as well as from Bank of England Governor Mark Carney who spoke at a conference alongside him, suggests at least two major central banks are poised to look beyond a week of financial-market turmoil brought on by fears that China's economy is faltering.
  • Focus turns to U.S. data as China slowdown looms
    After a dizzying two weeks that saw a rapid plunge and rebound in equity prices, investors are looking forward to a week of economic data that may provide clarity on the likelihood of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike and help tamp down the market's recent wild swings. The economic figures will culminate in Friday?s jobs report that should reveal more about the strength of the U.S. economy. Car sales, construction spending, the Federal Reserve's "beige book" and jobs growth may show the economy is strong enough to withstand the first rate hike in nearly a decade from the Federal Reserve, despite worries about a hard landing for China?s economy.

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