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A decade of real spunk and sass

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Stephanie Jackson’s boutiques are stylin’. “Life is serious, so have fun with your clothes.” That philosophy has guided clothier Stephanie Jackson in life and in business, as she enters her 10th year as the owner of the whimsical Winslow clothing and jewelry boutique, Blinx. “I love what I do and I want to be here another 10 years,” said Jackson, who bought the shop as a single woman in her late 20s, and will celebrate a decade in business with champagne for customers May 29-30.

A family history in every shoebox

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Alan Francescutti helps clients weave a narrative from old photos and heirlooms. Behind the camera, Alan Francescutti looks for the shot that will capture a moment or show a person’s humanity. “My interest has been in capturing people, showing interactions between people or with their surroundings, something that’s candid, pictures that are story-telling,” he said. As Bainbridge Video Productions, Francescutti now employs those same skills to help people tell personal histories through video – combining photos, on-camera interviews and personal artifacts – as well as such related services as photo restoration, and transfer of old videos or film to DVD.

The best insurance policy: honesty

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Ross and Carol Thornburgh mark a quarter-century as independent agents. Ross Thornburgh makes it his business to give people bad news well. As an insurance agent, Thornburgh might have to tell his customer that the premium is high, the claim won’t be filled or the policy won’t be renewed. “No one likes to give bad news, but bad news should travel fast – it doesn’t improve with age,” Thornburgh said. “The action of not giving it is worse.”

More inns than outs for local lodging

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

New bed and breakfasts offer the best of town and country. The Seattle ferry seems larger than life as it glides by, filling the living room window of the Point White Bed and Breakfast on Rich Passage. At the Inn at Winslow Corner, the attraction is less about view than location. “You walk up the street to go shopping,” said Daniel Reisfeld, co-owner of the inn. “It’s wonderful to be in such a convenient spot.”

Rolling toward a greener planet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Classic Cycle is honored for its environmentally sound practices. If biking wasn’t already green enough, Classic Cycle on High School Road just deepened it another shade. Using a variety of innovative recycling and low-waste strategies, the four-year-old business has earned four out of five stars in the Kitsap County Health District’s EnviroStars program.

Striving for that teak performance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Furniture designer John Thomas Baker finds a robust market for his products. You don’t get much more tangible than furniture, but John Thomas Baker has made his teak peak by hanging out a virtual shingle. Baker’s Bainbridge Island-based company, Thos. Baker LLC, does all of its sales via the Internet, and for its first year, advertised exclusively through “buying” key words from search engine Google.

What every home needs: Clutter

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:03PM

Like ‘Embellish’ for people, the owner says. A visit to Clutter is like a peek into someone’s closet. The tiny Madrone Lane shop is crammed with pampering silky robes, vintage jeans with sari fabric cuffs and luxuriously scented French laundry soap. On a bright fuschia wall, earrings dangle inside picture frames, gilt or feather-boa fuzzy.

Comings and goings around town

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Indian cuisine comes to the Pavilion. If the smell of basil and oregano won’t do the trick, maybe the aroma of simmering curry and lamb vindaloo will draw hungry islanders upstairs at the Pavilion. After two Italian food purveyors in the same space folded in short order, an Indian restaurant has taken a bold step into the building’s upper southeast corner. “I think we’ll be here a long time,” said Gandhi manager Manoj Kumar, the morning after the restaurant’s Monday night opening. “We’ll do our best and work hard.”

Just too busy to cook? You’re not alone

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

‘Personal chefs’ provide delicious meals for families on the go. Bainbridge is home to accomplished cooks and adventuresome foodies, but when it comes to good eating, many are missing a key ingredient: Time.

Business needs a designer label

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Ann Jensen Warman pushes ‘brand unity,’ a corporation’s key to successful marketing. More American schoolkids can identify the McDonald’s golden arches than the Christian crucifix. Worldwide, Coca Cola takes a back seat to the cross, with Mickey Dee’s placing a close third. These survey results may be unnerving to some, but these corporate marketing success stories contain a few lessons even a Winslow shop can learn from.

They go together like ‘medical/dental’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Say hello to Morss Medical Architecture. As Kitsap County grows, so will its medical needs. Which means that Jim and Susan Morss of Bainbridge Island expect to be busy in the years to come. The couple are partners in Morss Medical Architects, the only Pacific Northwest firm dealing strictly with medical facilities. He creates the buildings, and she creates the interiors, working from their offices at 175 Parfitt Way.

Local racquet club is pumping up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

The Meadowmeer facility will become a fitness club. For 14 years, the Bainbridge Island Racquet Club has successfully matched up tennis players. Now as the Bainbridge Athletic Club, the Meadowmeer facility hopes to plug others into fitness. “Integrating people is a huge part of what we do,” said Ted Eisenhardt, Bainbridge Athletic Club owner. “People want to connect. We’re creating spaces and a program that makes that a slam dunk.”

Comforts settling in at Colman

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Island favorite is at both ends of ferry run. Commuting just got more comfortable. Commuter Comforts, the yellow shack known by ferry commuters as the last call for a double tall, opened a new, expanded restaurant in Seattle’s Colman dock terminal Friday. “I felt like I needed more of a challenge,” said co-owner Carol Jelinek, who has operated Commuter Comforts for over 13 years. “I just love serving people and making people happy. I love feeding people good food, good coffee and adding something to their day.”

Ahoy! Kingston foot-ferry sails

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Fares are higher, trip is shorter for NK commuters. KINGSTON – For the first time, the passengers stepping onto the foot-ferry docked in Kingston weren’t there for a demonstration run. Most were commuters, going to work in Seattle, just like they would if they were taking their usual ride on the Bainbridge Island ferry.

Fine cuisine from a distant isle

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Authentic Japanese fare offered at Shima. The entrance is easy to miss, even with the Japanese-style gateway before a garden-like alley. But at the door of Shima, a cozy interior of warm wood beckons. The beautiful grain of red cedar tables and countertops complement an antique-looking, dark pine floor. Lit Japanese paper screens peek through close-set vertical stems of bamboo. Windows are framed with a surface-torched wood, polished to accentuate the burned, raised wood grain.

Boysen builds a house of wax

  • Jan 5, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 7:02PM

Paraffine on Winslow Way offers an array of candles and related wares. Candles, chocolates and tea. What’s the connection? “Relaxation,” said Johan Boysen, owner of Paraffine on Winslow Way. “Say it’s Sunday morning,” Boysen said. “You’re reading your paper or drawing a hot bath. Next to you is your cup of tea, maybe a little chocolate, a lighted candle. These are things that help you relax and enjoy a day when we have our rainy weather.” Boysen opened Paraffine just before Christmas in the retail space formerly occupied by Schmidt’s Home Appliance.

Island sees the prime Meridian

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

The Knechtel Way project is aimed at buyers seeking luxury. You might call it resort living, without the resort. The Meridian experience begins as you step into the expansive, hotel-style lobby, replete with grand fireplace, piano and barista service. After a brief stroll beneath high ceilings to a gleaming, wood-paneled elevator, one is whisked silently to an upstairs suite – or perhaps to the top floor, where a high-end health club beckons.

Where to put the decimal point

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

Avalara simplifies the business sales tax. Marshmallows are taxed three different ways in the U.S., depending on color and size. School supplies in New York City are sales tax-free – but only the week before school starts. An accounting headache? Avalara is bringing aspirin. “It’s all about jurisdiction,” said Scott McFarlane, chief operating officer of the Winslow-based business. “Just because you are in one state doesn’t mean you don’t have a sales tax problem.”

At Uppercut, image is everything

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

A new stock photo outfit seeks a niche. When it comes to photography, Uppercut Images is personal – with a focus as sharp as the camera’s eye. “We’re taking a different approach than the competition, a very personal approach with photographers and a lot more human contact,” said Ben Winters, creative developer for the new stock photography firm on Parfitt Way. “We meet them face to face.”

Cellulite has finally met its match

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

Massage therapist Kjirste Orr unveils the Synergie system, worthy of Oprah. There are lots of fine masseuses on Bainbridge Island, but only one owns a machine hailed for reducing cellulite on Oprah’s television show. Kjirste Orr, who specializes in massage for women, recently acquired a Synergie Aesthetic Massage System for her Winslow Way practice.

Designer fashion always in ‘Vogue’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

If the label fits, buy it at Adam and Eve. Robin Callahan has always plugged in to new businesses, successfully running an air cargo service in Hawaii and then an art gallery in Seattle. This time, her business has plugged her into the Bainbridge community. Callahan brings designer chic to Winslow with the wholehearted enthusiasm of a fashion dynamo, with family and friends lending many hands to open Adam and Eve Clothing Company at the corner of Eriksen and Winslow.

A wholesome quarter-century

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

Within days of visiting family on the island 25 years ago, Ce-Ann Parker and Howard Block became the proud owners of Bay Hay and Feed, an aging corner store that sold drywall, sacks of feed, and not much else. The pair had come from New Hampshire, where they studied horticulture and owned a health food store. But they were tired of the frigid winters, so they came west, to Parker’s hometown, looking for a fresh opportunity.

Keyes a doctor who makes house calls

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

The days of doctors making house calls are back. Dr. Gregory Keyes is in. “I went into medical school a long time ago thinking I wanted to be the kind of doctor that was a friend to all my patients,” Keyes said. “(I liked) the whole concept of a doctor who becomes involved in the lives of the patients.”

Mediterranean garden finds a new home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

Middle Earth has moved to a 100-year-old island farm. The nursery Mesogeo, whose name means Middle Earth in Greek, is the unique concept of Terri Stanley and Terry Moyemont, the fruit of a tour of Mediterranean gardens that convinced them that the Northwest climate was similar enough to sustain many plants from warmer climes.

Being green brings in the green

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:01PM

Some may be skeptical that environmentally friendly business can make more money, but the Bainbridge Graduate Institute hopes to prove doubters wrong. “A lot of people still assume that when talking about ‘green business’ that it’s not about running a profitable business, but about being ‘less bad,’” said Rick Bunch, executive director of BGI. “Increasingly we find businesses that look for the opportunity to solve a social or environmental problem. (If you solve it) you’re going to make money.”

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