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Tim Kelly
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Val Hawryluk wears a special jersey showing her Seahawks spirit at the newly opened Evergreen Home Loans office she manages in Silverdale.It’s not quite the same as Christine McVie rejoining Fleetwood Mac for a reunion tour, but veteran mortgage loan officer Val Hawryluk says her move to manage a newly opened Evergreen Home Loans office is “kind of like getting the old band back together again.”

Coincidentally, Hawryluk began working in the mortgage business the same year that Fleetwood Mac released the classic album Rumours. read more »


Team Innovative Services owner Ken Perry is shown last summer at the temporary nursery he opened on weekends. Perry closed his landscaping services business at the end of 2013 after 25 years. (KPBJ file photo)One thing Ken Perry is certain will improve in 2014 after getting out of the business he ran since 1989 is his income.

“I don’t know necessarily what my future holds,” says Perry, longtime owner of Team Innovative Services, “but ultimately, if I don’t work any hours in the landscape business, I’ll make $200,000 more than I did on average over the last few years.”

Perry’s no pauper; he had some very successful years during the first two decades of operating his landscape services business, and he had some real estate ventures that were even better income sources in the good years before the recession. read more »

Editor's View

John Rosebeary, right, and Jonathan Ogilvie shake hands at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle the day after Rosebeary's kidney transplant surgery in January to receive Ogilvie's donated organ. (Photo courtesy Rosebeary family)They had talked about taking a fishing trip together sometime, maybe off the Gulf Coast of Texas or up in Alaska. But it seems more of a sure thing now, given the unique bond John Rosebeary and Jonathan Ogilvie share.

It started as a business relationship about 15 years ago when Ogilvie worked for a wholesale supplier of Rosebeary’s company, Viking Fence in Poulsbo. read more »

Cover Story
Old FBO hangar at Tacoma Narrows in Gig Harbor may be declared surplus and offered for sale to private investors

Cover Story: Terminal condition - Old FBO hangar at Tacoma Narrows in Gig Harbor may be declared surplus and offered for sale to private investorsBen Olsen has been around airports almost as long as the former military hangar where he works.

“I started out working for Gross Aviation down at the old South Tacoma airport when I was 13,” recalled Olsen, who recently turned 60. “I was one of the guys who rode his bicycle to the airport every day after school and on weekends and sat on the lot and watched airplanes.”

His aviation career started when the business owner’s wife noticed him hanging around and offered him $10 to sweep out their hangar.

But now the veteran airplane mechanic who runs his business, Associated Aviation, at Tacoma Narrows Airport in Gig Harbor is engulfed in turbulence over his leased hangar read more »


Just before voting to approve Bremerton’s $117 million budget for 2014, the City Council passed an amendment proposed by Leslie Daugs to withhold a $20,000 allocation of lodging tax funds that was supposed to go to Visit Kitsap Peninsula (VKP) for regionwide tourism promotion and marketing.

That move was an unwelcome surprise to some Bremerton hoteliers who collect the lodging tax, which by law is supposed to be spent on promoting “heads in beds” tourism.

Baymont Inn & Suites general manager Jack Edwards — whose hotel has a representative on Bremerton’s lodging tax advisory committee — said he didn’t know the City Council was going to consider defunding VKP, or that Daugs or other council members were dissatisfied with its marketing. read more »

Health And Fitness

Instructor Jeny Vidal leads a large group in a yoga class on Nov. 2, the first day Dayaalu Center was open for classes in its new location at a remodeled house on Bainbridge Island. (Photo courtesy Dayaalu Center)Yoga studios around the Kitsap Peninsula range from an austere storefront in Bremerton to a spacious setup complete with a comfortably furnished living room in a woodsy setting on Bainbridge Island.

But regardless of where you roll out your mat for yoga classes, the instructors share essentially the same view of what yoga offers: a way to relax, focus and find a deeper connection with yourself physically and mentally. Your motivation for trying yoga may be a desire to lose weight or cope with stress; same as with some instructors for whom yoga was a lifeline to wellness when they started.

“Weight loss is probably the number-one reason people start yoga,” says Carla Charters read more »


Darryl Baldwin, owner of MoonDogs, Too restaurant and bar in Port Orchard, smiles while greeting friends at a Jan. 2 gathering in his honor held at Amy's on the Bay restaurant. (Photo by Tim Kelly)Darryl Baldwin brought the Port Orchard community together again for a special night — and this time, sadly, may have been his last time to do so.

Wearing a black MoonDogs, Too hoodie, the 57-year-old Baldwin smiled warmly as he greeted and hugged scores of friends who turned out Jan. 2 for an event to recognize him for all he’s done for his community.

It was just a week after the free Christmas dinner that MoonDogs has hosted as a benefit for South Kitsap Helpline food bank every year since 2007 when Baldwin read more »

Real Estate And Construction

A site plan has been filed with the city of Poulsbo for a new CVS Pharmacy at the corner of State Route 305 and Lincoln. The Northwest Design Center & Furniture Gallery that has been on the site since 2004 recently was changed to the Bad Blanche Outlet. The building would be torn down if the property is sold and the CVS plan is approved. (Tim Kelly photo)From the empty car lots on Viking Avenue to planned new retail and transit projects along State Route 305 and the pending demolition of the old City Hall downtown, Poulsbo is poised to ring in 2014 with several notable developments.

Some are confirmed, such as North Kitsap Fishline’s upcoming move (see story) to the old Poulsbo RV site at the south end of the Viking Avenue commercial corridor. read more »


North Kitsap Fishline executive director Mary Nader shows how the food bank will be set up in its new site at the former Poulsbo RV building just off Viking Avenue. (Tim Kelly photo)Getting a new home for Christmas took more than making a wish list for North Kitsap Fishline, the agency that operates a community food bank in Poulsbo.

“We have been looking for a building for several years,” said Anne Alexander, president and five-year member of the nonprofit’s board of directors. “Even before I was on the board, they were looking for an appropriate location.

“So we diligently have been putting money away to be able to put some money down and get a mortgage.” read more »

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