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Ocean Park celebrates 12th anniversary
August 26, 2011 09:26 pm

 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
July 29, 2011 09:32 pm

 

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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
July 15, 2011 11:28 pm

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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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Vista Pub owner keeps it simple
July 12, 2011 11:36 pm

 

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Vista Pub owner Raymond Ross believes in offering a few items but making them the best.
 

With a one page menu that contains only 12 items, ordering a meal at Brookings’ newest pub seems to be ridiculously simple – until you factor in the 25 different items offered as “add-ons” to the 1/3 pound burger that is prominently displayed at the top of the menu.

Vista Pub, located on Highway 101 across from Subway, is billed as a pub and a meeting place by owner Raymond Ross.

“We want this to be a healthy part of people’s life,” he said. “A place where a family can come for lunch or dinner, or where a group of friends can get together to have a beer and mingle.”

After growing up in Brookings and graduating from Brookings-Harbor High School in 2000, Ross put himself through college by working at a pub in McCall, Idaho.

 

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Hungry Clam wins national acclaim in Coastal Living
July 08, 2011 11:37 pm

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Roy and Kristi Daniels have been operating Hungry Clam for five years and were recently mentioned in a national magazine. The Pilot/Steve Kadel
 

Seeing a “For Sale” sign in the window of a Brookings restaurant years ago changed life for Kristi and Roy Daniels.

The former Redding residents, who often vacationed in Brookings, decided to buy The Hungry Clam for their first venture into business ownership.

“We knew how to eat at restaurants and that was it,” Kristi said of the couple’s previous experience.

 

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BHHS grad receives young professional honors in Idaho
June 21, 2011 10:13 pm

 

Dr. Andrew “Andy” Sapp, a 1993 graduate of Brookings-Harbor High School, was honored this week as a top young professional in Idaho.

Sapp is the son of Lewis and Dolores Sapp of Brookings, longtime owners of Brookings Sports Unlimited. 

As the founder and president of Cherry Gulch in Emmett, Idaho, a therapeutic boarding school for boys ages 10 to 14, Sapp was named one of Idaho’s 40 top professionals under 40 by the Idaho Business Review.

“We are building brighter tomorrows for the boys of today with the wide-open space of country living and the benefit of a metropolitan area,” Sapp told the magazine. 

 

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Health District joins with Wild Rivers Emergency Physicians
June 10, 2011 10:43 pm

 

Health District CEO Bill McMillan announced recently that, effective July 1, Wild Rivers Emergency Physicians, a medical group managed by EM Care, a national emergency department staffing company, will assume staffing for Curry General Hospital’s Emergency Department. 

According to McMillan, Wild Rivers Emergency Physicians and EM Care will allow the hospital to have access to a deeper pool of board certified emergency physicians.

 

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CFCU hires Johnson as new CEO
June 01, 2011 04:00 am

Chetco Federal Credit Union (CFCU) recently announced it has hired Diane Johnson, a nationally recognized credit union consultant, as its new president and CEO.

The announcement was made by Board Chairman Jim Nelson. “Diane is one of the best known experts in this industry and we are very fortunate that she is available and likes the coast. Many of our staff have already worked with Diane, or her husband Tom Glatt, over the past few years when they have worked with CFCU as consultants. There’s no other way to put it, the board is thrilled!”

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Slow Children produces video at Chetco Point
May 25, 2011 04:00 am

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Slow Children – Bryan Bacci, Caleb Moffit, Kevin Hutman – produced a video with Vincent Gowman and Elmo Williams. The Pilot/Jef Hatch
Three Brookings men watch a nuclear explosion in the ocean off Brookings’ Chetco Point.

Oscar award-winning film director and Brookings resident Elmo Williams tosses a book into the fire.

A 9-year-old Brookings boy looking questioningly into the camera.

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