Business Briefs, Feb. 13

First time home buyer class offered

Windermere Real Estate/West Sound Inc. and Guild Mortgage Company in conjunction with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) is offering a free first time home buyer education class at 11 a.m., Feb. 21 at the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce,19351 8th Ave. in Poulsbo.

This five-hour class is required for first time home buyers to take advantage of state sponsored assistance programs.

You will learn about the many programs available through State and County agencies to assist first time home buyers.

Help is usually in the form of below market interest rates and/or down payment assistance. Also covered in the class are; the home buying process, lending and credit scores, budgeting, the pros and cons of home ownership, home inspections, escrow and title insurance, agency law and much more.

You will receive a State certificate that is good for two years at no cost to you. The instructors are WSHFC trained and certified. More information at For reservations call Terry Burns @ (360) 649-3335. A light lunch will be served.

Cup a Comfort Cafe open on Sundays

The Cup a Comfort Cafe, located at 20373 Viking Ave. NW in Poulsbo, is now open on Sundays from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to serve breakfast and lunch. For more information, call (360) 779-2856.

Aroydy Thai Cuisine changes name

Aroydy Thai Cuisine in Poulsbo is now operating under the name Arawan Thai Cuisine.

The restaurant is located at 225 Lindvig Way NW.

The restaurant will still be serving its signature dishes. For more information, call (360) 779-4888.

Blue Heron Jewelry earns kudos

Blue Heron Jewelry Co. recently was selected for the 2008 Best of Poulsbo Award in the jewelers category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA best of local business award program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country.

Each year, the USBLA identifies companies it believes have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.

These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Possum’s Boutique has a new home

Possum’s Boutique, your favorite kids shop, has just moved from its pink house location on Jensen Way to the heart of downtown Poulsbo on 18901 Front Street Front St., directly across from Sluys’ Bakery.

Come visit this locally family owned boutique for toys, books, crafts, dress-up, shoes, gifts and clothes NB - 6X/7. For more information, call (360) 598-2229.

Farmers market open year-round

The Peninsula Farmers Market is open year-round at the Island Jamz Caribbean Restaurant, 1783 NE State Highway 308 in Keyport.

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day, featuring produce in season, plants, jams and honey along with craft vendors.

For more information, call (360) 471-8219 or email

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