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Kodiak business spotlight: The case of the new private practice
Kodiak’s newest practicing attorney is a familiar face to the island’s legal community. For the past 15 months, Elizabeth Fleming has been a key part of the state prosecutor’s office. Late last month, she decided to strike out on her own, opening a cozy office on Center Avenue. She said she noticed a need for legal help during her time in the prosecutor’s office and felt she could fill the need. “This is one of th...
Apr 11, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business profile: Putting a frame around Kodiak
The Frame Shop is set to open on Saturday, and owners Bryan and Sarah Stokes couldn’t be more excited about their creative business venture. “We wanted something to do together to use our artistic abilities,” Bryan said. While other frame shops have come and gone in Kodiak, the husband-and-wife team is sure theirs will stick. Bryan has a background in the industry from managing Aztec Moulding Company, a frame shop...
Apr 04, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Award-winning winery celebrates 13 years in operation
Alaska’s oldest licensed winery isn’t old enough to drink, but it’s just the right age to serve. Alaskan Wilderness Wines, based on Shearwater Way in Kodiak, is turning 13 this year and proprietors Steve and Lisa Thomsen couldn’t be happier. “Wine, it gets better with age,” Steve said. Homemade fruit wine has a long tradition in Alaska and the state has had a licensing regulation for commercial wineries since at l...
Mar 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: New bed & (organic) breakfast
By JAMES BROOKS Mirror Editor Ken and Sarah Dunn are proud of the “million-dollar view” from Lily House Bed and Breakfast, but they’re not simply focusing on scenery as they promote Kodiak’s newest bed and breakfast. The pair of new business owners will use fresh, locally grown herbs and vegetables to attract guests to the two bedrooms they have for rent on Lilly Drive, from which the business gets its name. “We l...
Mar 14, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Groomer returns to favorite work
If Kodiak ever needs someone to groom a whale, Cheryl Nugent will be at the top of the list to call. A former veterinary assistant, bear guide and visitors bureau greeter, and now a Whalefest organizer, Humane Society of Kodiak volunteer and radio host, Nugent has ensconced herself in one of Kodiak’s cliffside homes to follow her longtime passion: dog grooming. “Animals are the best people to work with,” she said....
Mar 07, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Maintenance pro washes Kodiak's mossy problems away
Paul DeWolfe has deep roots in Kodiak. Unfortunately, so does the moss, mildew and mold he fights every day as the owner of DeWolfe Maintenance. Kodiak’s regular cycle of rain and damp can make life miserable, but it keeps DeWolfe busy. “I do a lot of moss removal, especially for roofing,” he said. Left alone, moss can cause problems. “It builds up a soil under its roots, which contains a bacteria that can eat int...
Feb 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business Spotlight: Kodiak Bay Bounce
KODIAK — On a rainy Kodiak afternoon, two of Peggy and Scott Wilburn’s kids were bouncing off the walls. Their proud parents couldn’t hold back grins. On the last day of February, the pair’s new business, Kodiak Bay Bounce, is scheduled to open in a building on Mill Bay Road. Bay Bounce is an indoor playground with an inflatable twist. On opening day, their building will be full of bouncy castles, an inflatable ob...
Feb 22, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: The best friends’ best friend
Most of Kodiak Veterinary Clinic’s business is mundane. Ninety-eight percent of the animals that walk through its doors are ordinary dogs and cats, the same breeds found anywhere in the United States. As with most things Kodiak, however, there’s an exotic edge. By the clinic’s front door, a small plaque bears the symbol of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Its inscription thanks veterinarians Jeff and Angie John...
Feb 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: A classic flying pair
Steve Harvey is among a rare breed. The veteran pilot has been flying since 1966, making him the most experienced regular flier on Kodiak Island. He’s a favorite among bear hunters and fishermen, some of whom have been hiring him as a pilot for decades. His airplane might be even better known. Harvey’s Grumman Widgeon is one of a handful still flying in the United States, more than 70 years after the first one too...
Feb 01, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak business spotlight: Guides committed to low-impact adventure
In May 2011, New York Times writer Ted O’Ccallahan traveled to Kodiak Island in search of an environmentally friendly way to see bears. What he found was Kodiak Treks on Uyak Bay. Harry Dodge founded the lodge in 1995 and married Brigid in 1997. Today, the two run the lodge to provide a low-impact bear-watching experience. Their efforts to reduce the environmental impact of their business have garnered them severa...
Jan 25, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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