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Acupuncture patients get the point

  • Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 7:05PM

Treatments ease pain, restore health, vitality. When Halin Zindell looks at a painful shoulder, it’s never the same cure twice. “In Chinese texts, there is a lot about an acupuncturist being an artist, seeing patterns and bringing them into balance,” said Zindell, a licensed acupuncturist on Ericksen Avenue, is one of several island practitioners of the ancient Chinese method of care developed 3,000 to 5,000 years ago.

Ice creamery is a dreamery

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

An Argentinian couple turn out fine flavors at a Day Road production facility. Few experiences bring a rush of happiness like a taste of ice cream. Creamy or tart, cone or bowl, it is, as Voltaire wrote, “exquisite.” Ice cream also transcends cultures, something Argentinian transplants Ana Orselli and her husband, Gerardo Perez-Pisarra, hope will make their fledgling venture, Mora Iced Creamery, a sweet success.

Business Briefings -- Key Bank branch opens/Health centers tap Morss/Two VPs join team at AMB

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

Instead of a gallon of milk, Key Bank customers now can get fries with their banking trip. This past Monday, the Bainbridge Island branch office of Key Bank moved down the street from its in-store location at Safeway to a new full-service facility behind McDonald’s on High School Road. “We hope the convenience of parking and the drive-thru window will offset not being in-store,” said islander Jim Orrey, branch manager. When the doors opened Monday morning, the final touches were still being completed on the ATM machine out front and the drive-thru window in back.

Sisters build a nest of their own

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

Sarah Sheldon, Jennifer Carrillo offer furnishings at Winslow Green. Beach glass-colored walls of pale blue and celery green evoke a “Great Gatsby”-esque atmosphere, with low bowls of peonies and roses. Petals run across a sculpted rug set before a cupboard where sunlight from the windows illuminates rows of French-milled soaps molded into palm-size rabbits, pigs and blue robins’ eggs.

It all works out at Athletic Club

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

It’s a “club,” not a “gym.” That is, to Ted and Kellan Eisenhardt, the essential difference between their newly expanded athletic facility at Meadowmeer and other local outfits with weights and stationary bikes. Members of the Bainbridge Athletic Club may come for the workout, but it’s hoped that they’ll stay for the atmosphere.

Family funeral home still alive

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

Dave Cook defies the industry trend toward consolidation, corporate ownership. The natural first question to any mortician is: Why? For Dave Cook, an ostensibly grim career choice came early. He was just 10 years old when he lost several close relatives, and the care the local funeral director showed to his family made a lasting impression.

Scrapbooks Etc.: crop ’til you drop

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

New specialty store for the booming hobby opens on Madrone. Four pastel-shaded tags dangle on the page, carrying a hand-written message. A baby photo matted in two shades of blue is paired with a neatly typed paragraph. It’s today’s scrapbook – a fusion of dollhouse chic and photo album sentiment – and it now boasts a specialty store of its own on the island.

A quarter-century of good design

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

Peter O’Connor has helped shape the island for 25 years. In nursery school, Peter O’Connor’s report card noted that he liked playing with blocks. By the time he was 11 years old, he was nailing scraps of wood together to build forts in the woods near his Vermont home. And he had already decided to become an architect. “I just remember as a kid thinking it was so much fun to build things,” O’Connor said.

Shoreline inns offer a blue view

  • May 11, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 7:04PM

Wing Point, Point White getaways boast waterfront solace. Striped curtains frame the windows of the Bainbridge Island Beach Cottage’s main room, its simply painted white wooden walls and a pine floor. A claw-footed bathtub sits under a window looking out onto the water and Point White across the way. “It has a real old Bainbridge Island feel. It’s a place you could rent at the beach and feel comfortable,” innkeeper Julie Schulte says. “You don’t have to worry about bringing anything.”

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.

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