Kodiak Daily Mirror - Daily newspaper of Kodiak, Alaska
Divine Gifts Massage heals aches and pains
Divine Gifts Massage pledges to relax your mind and ease aches and pains. Tiffany Anderson, the owner of the new massage parlor, practices therapeutic massages to help heal injuries and recover from stress. “The therapeutic value of massage is amazing,” she said. “I am very passionate about body work. I have seen some amazing miracles, and I can’t call them anything but miracles.” Anderson started her massage ther...
Jul 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 66 66 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business takes spray tans to your home
Summer Spray Kodiak Mobile Spray Tans is giving islanders’ skin a sunny glow even when the sun isn’t shining. Summer Wood, owner of Summer Spray Kodiak Mobile Spray Tans, is a fan of spray tanning because it is sunless, safe and healthy for skin. “Spray tanning is the easiest way to have color without having to sit in the sun for hours,” she said. Wood started getting spray tans in North Carolina around eight year...
Jun 26, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
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New business collars the dog market
Heather Prete, owner of Lead Dog Designs, wants to make the island’s dogs look fabulous. Lead Dog Designs is Prete’s part-time business producing custom dog collars in different patterns, prints and colors. “My slogan is, ‘Because your dog wants to look awesome,’” Prete said. Prete and her husband are the proud owners of two Siberian huskies who are the reasons why she started making dog collars. “We just have our...
Jun 19, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
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Mixed martial arts come to Kodiak
Mixed martial arts have hit Kodiak Island. Cooper Curtis, a mixed martial arts enthusiast, started Kodiak Freestyle Martial Arts when he couldn’t find anyone in Kodiak to train with. Curtis has been offering classes from his home for three weeks and is hoping to share his knowledge with others on the island. “I’m doing it to help the community and because I like training,” he said. “I know other people do it too a...
Jun 12, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business spotlight: Eagle View Equestrian surges in popularity
The rain drips through the roof of the Kodiak Island Fairgrounds’ rodeo arena. Quietly, with only the drumming of rain on metal and the soft pounding of hooves in sawdust, Chelsea Tracy exercises her horse. It’s a quiet moment in a busy day for Tracy, who today welcomes instructors Jim and Donnette Hicks to Kodiak. Tracy learned from the Hicks as she grew up in Utah, and now she hopes their arrival will help her o...
Jun 05, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak photographers join forces
Six months ago, Ashley Sloan was a student in Sarah Lovette’s beginning photography class. Now she has her own photography business, Sloan Photography, and has partnered with Simply Lovette Photography. Lovette began looking for an assistant in March when she realized she couldn’t keep up with the number of interested clients. She knew Sloan from her class and approached her about training with her. “Ashley starte...
May 29, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Woman starts dog bakery business in Kodiak
A new business is helping Kodiakans pamper their pups with fresh dog treats. The Barkery, a dog treat bakery, sells treats made with natural ingredients. Amy DiObilda, owner of The Barkery, moved to Kodiak two months ago with her husband, a Coast Guardsman. She started the business because she had already been making dog treats for her own dogs for more than a year. DiObilda started making homemade treats after on...
May 22, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
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New owners at local businesses
Spring is a time of change and some local businesses in Kodiak have also changed hands and locations. Sara Bruce took over as the new owner of Kodiak Canvas Company, located at 2414 Mill Bay Road. She runs the business part-time and also works as a school counselor at Main Elementary part-time. This is Bruce’s first business, and she said the company was a good fit for her because it combined her interests. “I was...
May 08, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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New salon opens in Kodiak
The biggest penny in the city is hanging on the wall of Kodiak’s newest salon. Silvia Gridley, owner of Penny Lane Salon, said the inspiration for her salon’s name came from the giant penny wall decal she purchased for the building. “When I was looking for inspiration to decorate, I found a penny online,” she said. “I saw it and thought ‘oh my gosh, that’s it.’ When people come in they can see my big penny.” Renov...
May 01, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Speak To Me Communication Therapy helps people learn to communicate
Blocks, mats, art projects, trucks, dollhouse pieces and a bean table fill the playroom in Tina Clumpner’s office. While she might be a kid at heart, the toys aren’t for her. They’re for the kids who need her help. Clumpner is a speech language pathologist who runs her own business, Speak To Me Communication Therapy, now in its second year. Her job as a speech language pathologist is to work with children and adul...
Apr 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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