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Linda Thomson

Several of the area’s top Realtors give their best advice to buyers and sellers in today’s local market. read more »

 

Bremerton and Bainbridge Island are two very distinct real estate markets in Kitsap County. Both have high livability factors appealing to different people.

Bremerton, with approximately 25 square miles, has a population of around 37,000. Total assessed value of real estate is $1.58 billion. read more »

 

Brian and Jacquie Petersen, owners of the Belfair Chiropractic Clinic in front of their new building

Business is booming in Belfair.
Jimmy D’s Waffle and Steak House, with a location in Gorst, recently opened a restaurant eight miles away in Belfair’s Belltowne Square, just across from McDonald’s. read more »

 

Zoltan Szigethy, executive director of the Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council has an interesting and varied background, and a now wide-open future, resigning his post effective the end of August. Kitsap County’s business community has a much more open future , thanks to his work on behalf of this area, as well. read more »

 

“How cool is that?” says Jon Rose, after describing the 150-year-old mill town of Port Gamble, which he oversees for Olympic Property Group.

Rose has been operating the North Kitsap town since August 2001.

Port Gamble is a company-owned mill town, founded by Andrew Pope and Frederic Talbot in the 1800s to attract married workers, thought to have greater staying power. They designed it to replicate the New England look and feel of their hometown in Maine. read more »

 

Ed Wolfe is a successful business attorney with offices in Silverdale and Seattle. He is a real fan of the City of Bremerton and of Kitsap County. He plans to move the Wolfe Law Offices into a refurbished building in downtown Bremerton in July.

In February, Wolfe represented Paladin Data Systems Corporation, a Poulsbo software development company, winning $654,000 in a counter suit against Metro-Net Services Corporation of Seattle, as reported in the March issue of the Kitsap Business Journal.

“This was a big win for Paladin,” said Wolfe recently, “and for Kitsap County.” read more »

 

Personal health information is about to become more secure, thanks, in part, to the federal government.

Congress passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. It dealt initially with the ability of patients to change from one insurance company to another, including coverage for certain “preexisting medical conditions.” That’s the portability part of the act. read more »

 

Larry Lyon, MD, opened his Family Practice medical office in Belfair in the fall, and had a well-attended open house for North Mason community members this February.

“I practice modern medicine the old fashioned way,” says Lyon. Then he quotes Sir William Osler : “Ninety-five percent of diagnosis comes from the history.” Taking that to heart, the physician says he does not over-book so he has time to listen to each patient. read more »

 
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