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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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Mother-son partners open store with an ear to needs of music community

 

The owners of Chetco Music Co. are dedicated to keeping music alive in this community.

“I just want it to be a really great community store where everyone is welcome,” mentor Sue Caldwell-Cruickshank said.

The store, located at 615 A Chetco Ave., opened July 1.

 

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New Wave Video’s focus is customer service

 

 

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New Wave Video owner Tony Albano, with the help of employee Rebecca Juarez, offers videos and game rentals and Web inventory access. The Pilot/Jef Hatch

For Tony Albano, movies, and running a video store, are in the blood. Not because he loves them so much, but because he feels it is necessary.

Shortly following the closing of Blockbuster Video, Albano opened New Wave Video on May 1, after frantically working to prepare his space in South Coast Shopping Center.

“It was a last minute decision,” he said. “Everyone started crying because they couldn’t get their movies.”

 

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Fischer opens daycare center

 Sharon Fischer loves children’s honesty, imagination and endearing spirit.

For those reasons, along with her belief that God put the idea in her heart, Fischer decided to open a daycare.

She just opened a preschool in-home daycare, Big Fish, Little Fish Daycare, located at 915 Hassett St., and is looking for clients. 

 

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Ocean Park celebrates 12th anniversary

 Ocean Park Memory Care Community, on Parkview Drive in Brookings, celebrated its 12th anniversary with great fanfare in the month of August.  

The biggest highlight of the celebration was employee recognition. Several employees were honored. Compassion, motivation, dedication, attitude and loyalty were some of the main categories on which the employees were judged.

The Most Improved Care Giver award went to Leanna Grubbs. Autumn Niedorf, the assistant administrator, was recognized for her Administrative Leadership.

 

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DB’s Thunder Grill offers meals from scratch

 

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Dave Bacon dishes up a meal for a customer waiting outside his mobile kitchen in Brookings. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
 

Dave Bacon, the owner of DB’s Thunder Grill, a silver mobile kitchen that travels around Brookings and Harbor, prides himself on making everything from scratch, and using fresh ingredients when he cooks.

“Ninety-nine percent of everything is homemade,” Dave said.

The menu includes slider sandwiches, Reuben sandwiches, chicken terriyaki, steak sandwiches, biscuits, breakfast burritos and a whole assortment of other foods.

 

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Young entrepreneurs use free ads to land summer work

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This summer, Bruce Brown, 13, earned some money, and learned professional work skills in the process.

“I learned a lot of things. I learned how you gotta work, and you gotta do it the way the person wants it,” said Brown of his summer job.

Brown is one of the local teens who took part in the Curry Coastal Pilot’s free summer ad for area youth service.

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