North Kitsap Business Briefs | July 16


On July 31, the Poulsbo Dream Dinners store will dedicate an open house to Kitsap Children’s Musical Theater (KCMT), the organization respected for producing family fun musical theater productions, from 6-8 p.m. KCMT provides a theatrical and educational foundation for Kitsap County kids.

The open house will mark Tony and Lori Durham’s five years in business at their Poulsbo Dream Dinners location. The open house will feature the children of KCMT singing songs from their upcoming production of “Willie Wonka.”

Also at the open house, the Durham’s will thank their customers and the community for supporting their business with activities, door prizes and 25 percent discounts that night.

“We couldn’t be more delighted to have this opportunity to give back to KCMT that serves our community,” said Tony Durham, Poulsbo Dream Dinners franchise owner. “We hope to continue working with them in the future to continue building our strong community.”

Dream Dinners Inc., the recognized originator of the innovative and convenient meal assembly store, has a long history of giving back to their communities, both from the home office in Snohomish and from franchise owners across the country. Founded on the notion of making life easier for families everywhere, the company is dedicated to improving the quality of family life beyond the dinner table.


Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. July 19 at 5065 NE Lincoln Road in Poulsbo.

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our clients and the general public to our clinic to see some of our new additions, including our in-house laboratory, digital radiography, and shockwave therapy,” said A. Cary Hills, owner and senior veterinarian for Sound Equine Veterinary Hospital.

“It’s also a great time for everyone to meet the newest member of our team, Maci Keithly.”

Since taking over the practice in 2005, Hills has been building the business, with a broader array of care, and expanding their client base. The clinic provides a unique service for Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam counties as the only equine hospital of its kind in the area.

Some of the full range of services offered include intensive care, surgery, dentistry, reproduction and breeding, 24/7 emergency care, colic assessment, pre-purchase exams, preventative maintenance, alternative medicine, lameness evaluations, ultrasound, identification and ophthalmology as well as the new additions of digital radiography and shockwave therapy.

For more information, call (360) 779-5557 or visit their Web site at


CM Travel 4Fun has a streamlined travel self-booking. The service makes it easier for clients to make their own economical air, car and hotel reservations at or use the “Click Here 4 self-arranged travel” button located on every page within the Web site.


The following Farmers Insurance agents have been inducted into the Farmers’ “Topper Club” of Farmers’ top sales producers:

* Debra Linn Allbee, Farmers Insurance Agent in Poulsbo;

* David Connolly, Farmers Insurance Agent in Silverdale; and

* Magaly Brewton-Hight, Farmers Insurance Agent in Silverdale.

They have been recognized by Farmers for their outstanding sales achievements in 2007.

Headquartered in Los Angeles and doing business in 41 states, the insurers comprising the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies provide homeowners, auto, business, life insurance and financial services to more than 10 million households through 17,000 exclusive agents and district managers. For more information about Farmers, visit our Web site at


Peninsula Services recently announced its 2008-09 board members: Jennie Lund-Chairperson, Diane Graham-Vice Chairperson, Phyllis Merhaut-Secretary, Helene Norman-Treasurer, Peggy Howland, SukHwa Kahl, Yvonne Manahan, Penny Pinckney, Charlotte Porter, Perry Ann Porter-Brown, Cathryn Richardson-Johns and Claudia Young.

The mission of Peninsula Services is to provide employment opportunities and work training to adults with disabilities. Peninsula Services exists for the purpose of providing social, vocational and life enriching experiences that allow persons the opportunity to grow, to achieve personal goals and to maximize their potential.

Some of Peninsula Services’ job sites are All Shred, a document shredding service, The Gift Garden store, Kitsap E-Z Earth worm farm, the GeDunk espresso stand located at the USS Turner Joy, shelf stocking and janitorial at commissaries, Servmart stores, and grounds maintenance.

Peninsula Services is seeking persons willing to serve on the board of directors of this non-profit United Way agency. The board meets every fourth Wednesday of the month and committees meet as needed. For more informoation, call Jill Robinson, executive director at (360)373-1446 to schedule an interview.

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