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The Salty Dog Coffee Bar expanding services

Larry Jackson and Jill Fairchild, the current co-owners (with a third silent partner) of Salty Dog Coffee Bar at the Port of Brookings Harbor, have announced plans in process for remodeling and expanding services to make their popular hangout even more user-friendly.

Jackson and Fairchild, who took possession of the coffee bar Nov. 1, 2009, are expanding seating areas, adding additional comfortable seating, including a comfy couch, and outside chairs and tables to allow clients to enjoy the perfect harbor view.

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Tygart retires from Ray's Food Place

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Judy Tygart is given a farewell hug by Doug Nidiffer, C&K Markets president.

Fellow employees, friends, family, and customers gathered at Ray’s Food Place on Chetco Avenue June 17 to honor Judy Tygart who is retiring after 28 years of serving customers.

It was a happy occasion, but fellow employees and her faithful clients all expressed a bit of sadness, some even with tears in their eyes, because Tygart will no longer be there to make the day a bit brighter with her smiling assistance.

“You’re gonna’ be missed” was a constant refrain as celebrants accepted cake and apple juice being served by Tracy Saban and Ann Schreffler.

“It’s been awesome,” Tygart said about her many years working for C&K Markets. “I’m gonna miss it, I’m sure. It took me two years to make the decision. I kept putting it off.”

 

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New business an adventure for Macedo

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Linda Macedo is owner of Natasha’s boutique on Chetco Avenue.

Linda Macedo, who opened her new shop, Natasha’s, on April 1, said, “It’s my first adventure in retail and I’m enjoying it.” 

She is excited about providing one-of-a-kind designs, many of which she makes to order, for clients who are looking for something special and don’t want to see themselves walking down the street.

“I only create fashion designs of my own and I refuse to duplicate,” she emphasized.

 

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Sharing the joy of riding mopeds

“We are here to make your summer fun,” is their clarion call to the young at heart in Brookings-Harbor from Carl Guenther and Dawn Scoggins, owners of Sun Dazed Scooter Rentals.

Guenther and Scoggins, who are great good friends, said their friendship began immediately after they first met at the 4th of July fireworks display at the Port of Brookings Harbor last year.

They recently formed their business partnership to provide rolling entertainment for residents and visitors, setting up a flock of shiny new mopeds on Benham Avenue in Harbor directly in front of UPS, and adjacent to the Harbor Fire Department.

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Merchants draw winners for savings club

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Ray’s Store Manager Justin Crocker, left, presents $250 gift certificate to Starlene Leach while Christine Belmont looks on. The Pilot/Marjorie Woodfin
Three happy winners were jumping up and down when they were awarded the first two prizes this month in the new Local Email Savings Club, begun in May by 11 Brookings businesses.

The 11 businesses, Ray’s Food Place, Barron’s Home Furnishings, The Salty Dog Coffee Bar, Chetco Pharmacy and Gifts, A-Xotic Pet Store, Precision Eyecare, In Motion Graphics, South Coast Humane Society Thrift Store, Always in Bloom flower shop, Bob’s Stones, and Carpenter Auto Center announced that they have partnered to make a fun-filled year of giveaways and to create a little excitement for their customers.

Certainly Starlene Leach, Jeanne Warrant, and Kim Wood demonstrated excitement, smiles and laughter when their awards were presented this month.

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Brookings woman’s FlowerPik invention hits prime time

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Brookings entrepreneur Danielle Doyle wears one of her FlowerPik invention in her hair. The Pilot/Arwyn Rice
Upon first glance Danielle Doyle does not strike one as an inventor. Nowhere are the thick glasses, the pocket protector, the pencil tied up in her hair. In fact, she has nothing in her hair but her latest invention, the FlowerPik.

Doyle has created a much needed item in the world of fashion, a personal, wearable bloom saving device.

Doyle was on a belated –11 years after the fact – honeymoon in Hawaii with her husband O’Donell and realized that she had a need to keep the flowers fresh that she was putting in her hair.

Before leaving Hawaii, the Doyles had formulated their idea for what type of product was needed and the FlowerPik was born.

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Sea View complex opening date on target

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Theresa Dunn, Nelda and Jim Fuller show dining room at the new Sea View Senior Living Community off Highway 101 in Harbor. The Pilot/Marge Woodfin
Sea View Senior Living Community, the new 135-unit retirement facility on Gerlach Lane at Highway 101, is ready to open June 1, right on target, and the first 42 residents are scheduled to begin moving in.

The complex includes 45 independent living apartments, 55 assisted living apartments and accommodations for 35 residents with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

Sea View executive director Jim Fuller and his wife, Nelda Fuller, the business office manager, and staff of 50 look forward to welcoming and serving the more than 135 retirees who will be residents when the facility is fully occupied.

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Swart opens Snowdog, an eclectic gift shop in Brookings

A visitor to Snowdog, Diane Swart’s eclectic gift shop at 1105 Chetco Ave., will be greeted by two magnificent Siberian huskies, no doubt the reason for the shop’s name. A visitor need not worry about being greeted too enthusiastically. The dogs don’t jump up, bark, or try to lick hands. Mishka and Nukka are calm, quiet, unobtrusive, and beautiful.

Swart, who described her shop as filled with “primitive country antiques and collectibles, a bit of new a bit of old,” said she chose the huskies because, “I wanted dogs that wanted to exercise with me, and I surely got that. They’re a lot of fun.”

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LEDs give entrepreneur a bright idea for new business

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Mitch Valentine, seated center, with his crew at Radiantz Hardcore Lighting.
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Grocery store opens at the port boardwalk

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Kathy and Scott Mathey
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