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Photographer Brittany Kelley talks food, travel and adventure

Photographer Brittany Kelley talks food, travel and adventure

There’s something both understated and dazzling about photographer Brittany Kelley. Maybe it’s because she hails from Texas (“Don’t mess with…”), or it could be that she artfully stills her mind for her craft. Or is it that she’s tall and blonde and witty, a wordsmith in her own right, who also comes across as truly steadfast when it comes to character? She’s got the right stuff, that’s for sure, in her presence and her passion.

Poulsbo blogger Jenny Ingram spreads "peace and sparkles" worldwide

Poulsbo blogger Jenny Ingram spreads "peace and sparkles" worldwide

The brain burst for girl-next-door Jenny Ingram’s seminal blog happened one morning in 2004. She wasn’t interested in doing a book at the time, but why not try her hand at blogging? Today, Jenny on the Spot has grown from a hobby into a thriving business. Also a YouTube producer, speaker, social media guru and Vibe Host, Jenny is a Vibist worth knowing.

Kitsap digs deep on what ‘zero proof’ really means

Kitsap digs deep on what ‘zero proof’ really means

Last week’s Zero proof: Uncovering the potential of the booze-free drinking boom at Vibe Coworks was the ultimate #sobernotboring pre-funk to National Mocktail Week. Bringing together the most unlikely of voices to talk about something that’s been overlooked for far too long—the utter dearth of delicious, sophisticated drink options sans alcohol—Zero Proof was an open dialogue on the very leadership, innovation and cultural disruption that defines the community and entrepreneurial culture at Vibe.

Vibe Coworks is as Poulsbo as it gets

Vibe Coworks is as Poulsbo as it gets

With the help of Poulsbo City Mayor Becky Erickson, the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce and nearly 300 other special guests, the Vibe Coworks Grand Opening Party was more than a just another ribbon cutting: it was a legit celebration of our move into The Centennial and all of the hard work, triumphs and shared achievements that have gotten us to where we are today. The pics are most certainly worth a share, but so too, are the remarks made by Vibe Cofounder and CEO Alanna Imbach.

Construction underway on 'community hub'

Construction underway on 'community hub'

New home underway for ChocMo, High Spirits, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar, Vibe Coworks.

POULSBO—Construction is underway on Tim Ryan Construction's newest project: a two-story building with underground parking that will house retail, office, restaurant and special event space. 

Conceptual rendering of the lobby of Poulsbo's new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue, developed by Tim Ryan Properties.

Conceptual rendering of the lobby of Poulsbo's new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue, developed by Tim Ryan Properties.

The building is scheduled to be the first private or public building in Poulsbo with LEED credentials, the company stated in an announcement of the project, on 8th Avenue.

The building boasts a functional design meant to offer a means for people to explore the space and all it has to offer. 

Among the new tenants: ChocMo and High Spirits.

"The project is on track for LEED certification by the United States Green Building Council by virtue of the very design elements it naturally possesses," the announcement states. "Using sustainable elements enhances the building design, as well as the operational efficiency, and the impacts that they have on our community both now and long term are important to us." 

Tim Ryan Construction, or TRC, collaborated with Rice Fergus Miller, Inc to achieve a building design that meets the needs of tenants and considers adjacent properties. The site backs up to Centennial Park and the south fork of Dogfish Creek. The building was designed for visitors to enjoy the park, the company announcement stated.

Using the property to showcase edible landscape plantings wherever possible will provide an opportunity for community members to gain an understanding of nature in an unprecedented manner. Easily accessible by foot, bicycle or car, the building will be an attraction for both locals and visitors alike.

"This new building is a family project, built for Tim Ryan Properties," TRC President, Dan Ryan, said in the announcement. The lease spaces are designed for third-generation family member businesses: ChocMo, High Spirits liquor store, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar and Vibe Coworks.

Conceptual rendering of High Spirits, a liquor store in the new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo. Construction is now underway. High Spirits and ChocMo will move to the site from 7th Avenue. Other tenants—all family businesses—include Vibe Coworks and Crabtree Kitchen + Bar.

Conceptual rendering of High Spirits, a liquor store in the new Work. Eat. Drink. building on 8th Avenue in Poulsbo. Construction is now underway. High Spirits and ChocMo will move to the site from 7th Avenue. Other tenants—all family businesses—include Vibe Coworks and Crabtree Kitchen + Bar.

"As longtime residents of Kitsap County, the family is excited to bring this unique building as a lasting contribution to the community," said Ryan.

Construction is expected to be completed in early 2018.

This is a long-time Kitsap County team, with Rice Fergus Miller hitting the 30-year milestone in 2017, and TRC celebrating its 60th anniversary. TRC has been building in Kitsap County since the early 1970s. TRC's local projects include the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center, Poulsbo Village Medical Center, the former Union Bank building, West Sound Academy, and the Suquamish Museum.

Tim Ryan Construction was awarded the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year award in 2016 for its contributions to the community as a supporter of youth organizations, health and human services and the arts. 

Rice Fergus Miller is a 47-person architecture, design and planning firm, located in downtown Bremerton. 

As published in the North Kitsap Herald, Friday, May 26, 2017, page A13.