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Charest Therapeutic Services offers play therapy for kids
Nyia Charest has an entire room in her office dedicated to playing. The room contains a pillow corner, a sand table, shelves of figurines, a wooden kitchen set, arts and crafts, and dozens of other toys. Charest is a psychotherapist consultant who runs Charest Therapeutic Services, which practices expressive play therapy. It’s a type of therapy that encourages children to express their feelings through play while ...
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Business brings faster Internet to harbor
Users of the downtown harbor’s Wi-Fi now have faster Internet speeds thanks to an upgrade from Kodiak computer business Frontier Micro Systems. Gene Mueller, owner of Frontier Micro Systems, purchased the downtown Wi-Fi system in July from the former owner of Coastline Computers. “We’ve upgraded the Internet speed,” he said. “Now we have more Internet and at a much faster speed than we did prior.” Frontier Micro o...
Aug 28, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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Business builds custom boats
Kodiak resident Andrew Edgerly has been building boats for 26 years. Edgerly owns Blueyodel Boat Manufacturing Company, formerly known as Edgeweld Inc., a business that repairs, designs and builds custom aluminum boats for fishermen in Kodiak. Blueyodel Boat Manufacturing Company’s entire process for building a boat is done in Kodiak. “We start with a fisherman’s idea and hopefully we end up with something that he...
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Pure Adornment creates custom jewelry
Every piece of jewelry Danielle Ringer owns, she created herself. Ringer is the owner of Pure Adornment, a business that offers custom jewelry in Kodiak. Ringer was born and raised in Homer. She started making jewelry when she was 12 years old after attending a jewelry-making class with her mother. Ringer enjoyed the class so much she continued learning new techniques and making jewelry on her own. “I kept going w...
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Insect enforcer is sole guard against pests large and small in Kodiak
When Robert “BJ” Johnson knocks on your door, it’s either good news or very, very bad. Johnson is Kodiak’s sole licensed pest expert and the bane of bedbugs, bats, rats, roaches, mice and other critters that burrow into homes and buildings to escape the archipelago’s inclement weather. “This time of year, this job is pretty much full-time, every day,” said Johnson, who also works night-shift security at Providence...
Aug 07, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 57 57 recommendations | email to a friend
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Animal clinic bought by nationwide corporation
Kodiak Veterinary Clinic has a new corporate owner that will provide stability and new technology, its manager says. Dr. Jeff Johnson and Dr. Angie Johnson spent more than 20 years practicing veterinary medicine and owned the animal hospital for seven years. They retired in May and sold the practice to National Veterinary Associates, the largest private provider of veterinary care in the country, to ensure that Ko...
Jul 31, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
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New computer business opens
Kodiak’s newest computer business offers website development and repair services for computers and smartphones. 3K3 Computers, co-owned by Cain King and William Kenny, aims to make life easier by offering network setup, preventative maintenance, scheduled backups, emergency repair and live support. “Pretty much anything that the client needs, we can take care of,” King said. King purchased the computer business Co...
Jul 24, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 49 49 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak bed and breakfast wins another travel award
A Channel View Bed and Breakfast in Kodiak has been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for a second year in a row. The honor is awarded to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on the travel website Tripadvisor.com. On average, only about 10 percent of businesses listed on the website receive the award. A Channel View Bed and Breakfast, located less than one mile from downtown Kodia...
Jul 17, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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Grand Slam Toys and Books has a new owner and location
Kodiak’s local toy store will soon carry books, toddler clothing and cotton candy. New owner Denise Simeonoff plans to expand Grand Slam Toys and Books’ selection of products in its new location on Selig Street, below Total Interiors. Simeonoff said she decided to buy the business in February when she heard previous owners Ron and Gladys Kutchick were selling it. Simeonoff grew up going to the toy store, which the...
Jul 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
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