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  • Our Favorite Things adds to new downtown businesses

    Matt Baide|Oct 6, 2022

    Our Favorite Things Resale shop is the one of the stores to open in a revamping of businesses along Railroad Avenue in Shelton. Rishell Kidd, the owner, opened the store Feb. 14. She said her vision is to reinvent the second hand shopping experience. "I provide new and very gently used items in a boutique-style environment," Kidd told the Journal. "It's not thrift and it's not vintage, it's everything in between." Kidd said she's always had a good eye for buying nice stuff at a good price, and...

  • Chamber boss 'bittersweet' about departure

    Matt Baide|Sep 15, 2022

    Home is where the heart is, and for Heidi McCutcheon, it's where her job has been the past 14 years. That will all change the evening of Sept. 23, when she will leave her job as the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce president and CEO and turn out the lights for the last time. "Bittersweet," McCutcheon told the Journal when asked about her feelings on leaving. "It really sums it up. I began volunteering with the chamber in 2009 and so when I was appointed as CEO, I estimated, one of my fri...

  • Potlatch Brewing creates special run for Hoodstock

    Kirk Boxleitner|Sep 15, 2022

    Hoodstock 2022 offered folks on the waters of Hood Canal its signature venue to take in an eclectic mix of music from regional performers while giving Cody Morris, brewmaster and founder of Hoodsport-based Potlatch Brewing Co., an unusual business opportunity. Potlatch Brewing teamed with Hoodstock because his company's scale allows it to produce small runs of what he deemed "special" beers, Morris said. He said he hopes Hoodstock might set a precedent for Potlatch Brewing to team up with other...

  • Belfair Self-Storage celebrates 10 years

    Kirk Boxleitner|Sep 8, 2022

    Not many self-storage businesses can celebrate a decade in business with a performance by a two-time Grammy nominee, but Belfair Self-Storage plans to. Manager Barbara Treick invites the public to the 10-year anniversary of the business on Sept. 21 at 23270 NE state Route 3. Vince Redhouse, Native American Music Award winner and National Jazz Hero recipient, will perform at 1 p.m., with appetizers and beverages available, followed by a presentation at 1:30 p.m. and a prize drawing at 2 p.m....

  • Cobbler couple restoring soles in Shelton

    Gordon Weeks|Aug 25, 2022

    After 32 years, new cobblers are restoring soles and patching holes in downtown Shelton. Halsey and Thad Kallinen purchased Todd's Shoe Repair at 207 West Railroad Ave. and have renamed it Kallinen Company Shoe Repair & More. The couple is having a ribbon-cutting event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Former owner Paul Todd will be among the guests. Thad's father knows Todd, who told him he was looking for an apprentice to learn the shoe repair trade and take over the longtime business. Both...

  • Shelton Candy Shoppe joins Railroad resurgence

    Gordon Weeks|Aug 25, 2022

    The "We're open" signs beckon from the sidewalk along the southern side of the 400 block of West Railroad Avenue in downtown Shelton. So does the water glistening in the metal dishes for dogs. Three new businesses have opened on the block in recent months: Shelton Candy Shoppe, Mestizos Latin Food next door, and the Wilde Irish Pub. They join an already eclectic lineup: Fat Cat Coffee Shop, Cooper Studios, My Favorite Things Resale Shop, Cottontail Baby & Kids Resale, and the Mason County...

  • Cutting the ribbon

    Aug 11, 2022