Business

16 WNPA awards for Port Orchard Independent

OLYMPIA — The Port Orchard Independent won 10 news and editorial awards — including community service and general excellence — in the 2017 Better Newspaper… Continue reading

16 awards for Central Kitsap Reporter, Bremerton Patriot

SILVERDALE — The Central Kitsap Reporter and Bremerton Patriot won 16 awards — including community service and general excellence — in the 2017 Better Newspaper… Continue reading

North Kitsap Herald wins 20 awards in annual press association contest

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Herald won 20 awards — including first places for page design, photography, reporting and Ad of the Year — in… Continue reading

Sound Publishing purchases Pacific County Press

EVERETT — Sound Publishing, owner of Kitsap News Group, has purchased the Pacific County Press, a weekly newspaper based in South Bend, the company announced… Continue reading

Home Made Cafe moves on as Kitsap Bank 3dg3 Fund finalist

PORT ORCHARD — Home Made Cafe owner Suanne Martin Smith could barely contain her excitement over the news that her restaurant has advanced to the… Continue reading

Big changes coming to Viking Avenue and Liberty Road

Big changes coming to Viking Avenue and Liberty Road

James Lumber, Helter Skelter are out; Olmstead Nursery is moving in and Fishline is expanding

Big changes coming to Viking Avenue and Liberty Road
‘Poulsbo has a definite place in my heart’

‘Poulsbo has a definite place in my heart’

Owner says Sugar Flower Market on Front Street reflects local tastes and foods

‘Poulsbo has a definite place in my heart’

Pet Appreciation Week at Tractor Supply Sept. 13-17

Pet Appreciation Week at Tractor Supply Sept. 13-17 PORT ORCHARD — Attention all four-legged critters: The Port Orchard Tractor Supply Company is welcoming all leashed,… Continue reading

Many home buyers in Kitsap are coming from the Eastside. (Tripsavvy.com / Courtesy)

Where, oh, where are the buyers coming from?| Just Ask Jan

Dear Jan: We’ve been watching the local market for quite some time. As you have said, the inventory is historically low. We are curious: Where… Continue reading

Many home buyers in Kitsap are coming from the Eastside. (Tripsavvy.com / Courtesy)
James Lumber’s owner: ‘The time is right’

James Lumber’s owner: ‘The time is right’

Mitch James talks about the reasons for closing, and what might happen next

James Lumber’s owner: ‘The time is right’
Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)                                 Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)                                 Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)

Soup, salad and sandwich: From bakery-cafe to you

Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into home, business delivery

Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)                                 Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)                                 Panera Bread in Silverdale expands into delivery. (Contributed photo)
Carter & Co. seeking new home

Carter & Co. seeking new home

By BOB SMITH Kitsap News Group PORT ORCHARD — Bay Street’s popular stop for ice cream and chocolate desserts will soon disappear from its familiar… Continue reading

Carter & Co. seeking new home
From left, Kelsey Hanson and Emily Young prepare to open their shop Sept. 2. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)

Black Eyed Rascals is an office, and a gift shop

KINGSTON — Local illustrator and graphic designer Kelsey Hanson was looking for a new office/studio space when she stumbled across a location in downtown Kingston,… Continue reading

From left, Kelsey Hanson and Emily Young prepare to open their shop Sept. 2. (Sophie Bonomi/Kitsap News Group)
Green Tiki Cannabis shop near Kingston has many medical marijuana customers.

Business Spotlight: Cannabis shop aims at medical users | Northwest Chronicles

After years of experience in the medical marijuana field, the principals of Green Tiki Cannabis near Kingston are happy to be back in business. Green… Continue reading

Green Tiki Cannabis shop near Kingston has many medical marijuana customers.
Poulsbo’s Central Market, one of six Town & Country stores, celebrates the company’s 60th anniversary this week. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group)

60 years of ‘food, people and love’

Town & Country celebrates landmark anniversary

Poulsbo’s Central Market, one of six Town & Country stores, celebrates the company’s 60th anniversary this week. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap News Group)

St. Vincent store’s grand opening Aug. 26

PORT ORCHARD — With permitting snafus behind them, the crew at St. Vincent de Paul’s new building on Bethel Avenue has set Saturday, Aug. 26… Continue reading

The first vehicle to get a wash when Brown Bear Car Wash opened in in June in Poulsbo. (Bill McDonald/Kitsap News Group)

Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates 60th anniversary with free “Beary Clean” car washes

POULSBO — Brown Bear Car Wash celebrates its 60th anniversary on Aug. 24 offering free “Beary Clean” car washes at 23 Puget Sound area locations,… Continue reading

The first vehicle to get a wash when Brown Bear Car Wash opened in in June in Poulsbo. (Bill McDonald/Kitsap News Group)
Nathan Abbott, general manager of the Bay Street Bistro, mixes three signature cocktails.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dining at Bay Street Bistro is ‘like going to a friend’s house for dinner’

PORT ORCHARD — Eating at the Bay Street Bistro “is like going to a friend’s house for dinner where they are both a good chef… Continue reading

Nathan Abbott, general manager of the Bay Street Bistro, mixes three signature cocktails.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
City temporarily halts plans for future self-storage units along Highway 305

City temporarily halts plans for future self-storage units along Highway 305

At its Aug. 16 meeting, the Poulsbo City Council employed a rarely-used regulation…

City temporarily halts plans for future self-storage units along Highway 305