2013 Readers Choice
The best of Fairbanks restaurants, sports, entertainment, services and more, as voted on by the public.
Fairbanks, Alaska www.newsminer.com Sunday, May 19, 2013 2013 2 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 The best of the best that Fairbanks has to offer Sometimes it can be a tough task looking for a great place to eat or the best place to go for breakfast. What about auto repair shops? Lots of us don’t have the time to spend on do-it-yourself auto fixes, so knowing where to go is important. And what about hair? Yes, hair grows back after a bad cut, but why take the chance? Our 2013 Readers’ Choice guide will help you find the best of the best in those and many other categories, as determined by reader balloting earlier this year. We don’t claim the results to be based on the strict rules of polling, however. But we do claim the whole exercise to be a lot of fun. This is the 12th year of the Daily News-Miner Readers’ Choice awards. Stop by any number of businesses or places around town and you’ll see the proudly displayed certificates proclaiming that spot as No. 1, as voted by you. As always, we’re all ears when it comes to the Readers’ Choice. Send your category suggestions to us and we’ll consider them for next year’s awards. — Rod Boyce, managing editor email@example.com Twitter: @FDNMeditor Thank you to our pet parents! Veterinary Hospital 2942 Hurst Road 164104315-19-13RC North Pole 488-2335 www.northpolevet.com Thanks to everyone who participated in the Readers’ Choice poll, for voting us the best car wash in Fairbanks for the 10th year in a row! (Car Wash Express) 12411479-5-19-13RC Corner of University & Airport • & Our New Location 720 Old Steese Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 3 Two Rivers Lodge earns top restaurant ranking By GARY BLACK firstname.lastname@example.org When it comes to the best restaurant in Fairbanks, you have to go outside Fairbanks. Two Rivers Lodge, a restaurant rich in Alaska ambiance and big on food, took first place in this year’s Readers’ Choice contest as best restaurant overall, marking the first time in its existence the lodge ranked in the listings. It also nabbed second place in the fine dining category. “I’m tickled pink and very excited,” owner Jon Burns said. “It’s great to be recognized.” Burns and his wife, Kim, have owned the lodge at 16 Mile Chena Hot Springs Road for six years now, though it’s been in existence for about 18 years. Over the years, it’s gone through several different owners before the Burnses took ownership of it. Burns runs the kitchen and is lead chef most days, putting his years of culinary experience to good use. “I’ve been cooking in Fairbanks since 1983,” he said. When he’s not in the kitchen, he’s in the restaurant’s lounge greeting diners as they walk in. “I like to treat everyone like family,” Burns said. The restaurant is a mix of Alaska lodge surroundings complemented with fine dining fare — think big steaks, succulent seafood and chicken dishes. Burns cuts the steaks himself, and the 16-ounce slab of steak you order is a monster on the plate. Coupled with a baked potato, and soup or salad, it’s more than enough for your meal as you’ll likely be taking some home. Two Rivers Lodge boasts a full wine list, well-stocked bar and most of the desserts at the lodge are homemade on the premises. One event Burns has started is hosting wine and beer pairings with dinner. He’s even hosted a whiskey pairing, serving aged libations with the meal. Burns also has started hosting themed dinning nights, the most recent of which was for Cinco de Mayo. On Mother’s Day, the lodge offered an elegant menu of prime rib and prawns or prime rib and king crab, and a brunch menu consisting of prime rib, stuffed Please see TWO RIVERS, Page 6 Gary Black/ News-Miner Server Melissa West, of Two Rivers, brings out an order at Two Rivers Lodge. Two Rivers Lodge took first place in this year’s Readers’ Choice contest as best restaurant overall. ES CL UT OTHING BO Thank you, Fairbanks, for making us your #1 Ladies Clothing Boutique for the second year in a row! 12411478-5-19-13RC facebook.com/fireweedboutique • 3677 College Rd • www.fireweedboutique.com IQ UE LA I D 4 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 FOOD & DRINKS Best restaurant (Overall) 1. Two Rivers Lodge 2. Lavelle’s Bistro 3. Ajimi Japanese Restaurant Asian food 1. Ajimi Japanese Restaurant 2. Pagoda Restaurant 3. Thai House Barbecue/ribs 1. Big Daddy’s 2. Tubby’s 3. Ja Robs Breakfast 1. Sam’s Sourdough Café 2. Ethel’s Cafe 3. The Cookie Jar Restaurant Brunch 1. The Pump House 2. Pike’s 3. The Cookie Jar Restaurant Cup of coffee 1. College Coffee House 2. Lulu’s Bagels 3. Mocha Dan’s Desserts 1. Wolf Run 2. Hot Licks Homemade Ice Cream 3. Lavelle’s Bistro Fine dining 1. Pike’s Landing 2. Two Rivers Lodge 3. Lavelle’s Bistro Fast food 1. Wendy’s 2. Bubbly Brew 3. Subway Hamburgers 1. Brewster’s 2. Wendy’s 3. Roundup Steakhouse Healthy dining 1. Thai House 2. Subway 3. Red Couch Ice cream/milkshakes 1. Hot Lick’s 2. Cold Stone 3. McDonald’s Italian food 1. Gambardella’s 2. Geraldo’s 3. The Vallata Mexican food 1. Gallo’s 2. Miguel’s 3. Taco King Pizza 1. College Town Pizza 2. Papa Murphy’s 3. Domino’s Prime rib (Not steaks) 1. Turtle Club 2. The Bakery Restaurant 3. Pump House Salad bar 1. Turtle Club 2. Fred Meyer West Deli 3. Fred Meyer East Deli AK Sam Harrel/News-Miner file photo Thank you, Fairbanks, for voting Hot Licks your favorite for ice cream/ milkshakes! 3453 College Road near UAF Sun-Thurs Noon to 9 pm • Fri-Sat Noon-10 pm 372 Old Chena Pump Road • Chena Pump Plaza Open Daily 12–10 pm (907) 479-7813 • www.hotlicks.net IC E ES CR EA M /M IL K S H Sandwiches 1. Chowder House 2. Wendy’s 3. Ivory Jack’s Seafood 1. The Pump House 2. Pike’s Landing 3. Gambardella’s 12411480-5-19-13RC Steaks (Not prime rib) 1. The Bakery 2. Aviators Steak House 3. The Vallata Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 5 • MAUI JIM • MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR • NORTH FACE • PATAGONIA • MARMOT • PRANA • MSR • ARC’TERYX MAUI JIM • MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR • NORTH FACE • PATAGONIA • MARMOT • MSR • ARC’TERYX • MAUI JIM • MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR • NORTH FACE • PATAGONIA • MARMOT MAUI JIM • MOUNTAIN HARDWEAR Cassie Walmsley Thank you to all my clients who voted for me, and thank you for helping make my HA career successful. It is IR STYLIST because all of you that I enjoy being a hairstylist. Watching my clients walk out with a smile is what motivates me to continue providing the best service I can. Also, thank you to Chris & Company for sharing your experience and helping me become the stylist I am today. Thank you again! MERRELL • SMITH • LOWA • EX OFFICIO • OAKLEY • CROCS • MERRELL • SMITH • LOWA • EX OFFICIO • OAKLEY • CROCS • MERRELL • SMITH • LOWA • EX OFFICIO • OAKLEY Sp o rt s ing Good (907) 456-2888 (907) 347-2515 OUR NEW LOCATION: 378 Old Chena Pump Road Pasta, Pizza, Beef, Seafood Homemade Breads & Cheesecakes Garden Patio Seating & Cozy Dining Rooms r d a ella b m a G Pasta Bella ’ 3480 College Rd. • 479-2494 • Fairbanks, Alaska 99709 www.beaversports.com Locally owned and operated for over 35 years Convenient Central Location • Knowledgeable Experienced Staff Grazieg Us#1 Italian Restaurant again! for Votin Summer hours: See our take-out & delivery menu. Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m. www.gambardellas.com Sunday Noon–10 p.m. & Great Seafood! 13410427-5-19-13RC St or e 21410773 5-19-13RC t Bes 13410430-5-19-13RC Located 706 Second Ave. • 457-4992 s 12411461-5-19-13RC • JETBOIL • DANSKO • THERMAREST • PEARL IZUMI • BRIDGEDALE • EAGLE CREEK • SMARTWOOL • BIRKENSTOCK • 6 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 Gary Black/ News-Miner TWO RIVERS Continued from Page 3 pork loin, chicken fettucine, tilapia Olympia, mashed potatoes, eggs Benedict, a French toast casserole and numerous desserts. In about three weeks, he’s hosting a Greek wine dinner. The lodge itself is rich in Alaska decor: high ceilings, wooden walls and a deck that’s well used in the summer that overlooks a small lake. Its rustic feel gives you a very Last Frontier impression. The lodge is undergoing a little bit of renovation, with improvements being made to increase the atmosphere while you take in the surroundings. And while the decor and atmosphere might be changing a little, Burns has no plans to alter the menu. He’s sticking with what he knows. “Most of the recipes I use I learned from the old chefs in town,” he said. “A lot of places don’t cook this way anymore.” Two Rivers Lodge is rich in Alaska decor: high ceilings, wooden walls and a deck that’s well used in the summer that overlooks a small lake. We are proud to win your votes – Thank You! 20% OFF f o r Ac t i v e D Mi l i t a r y u t y Thank you for your votes! Aurora Animal Clinic 1651 College Rd. Fairbanks, AK 99709 907.452.6055 email@example.com 12411484-5-19-13RC JEW ELRY • Jewelry Sales & Repair • 1 Day Ring Sizing • Body Jewelry Your Loved One’s Fingerprint 13410423-5-19-13RC 409 College Road, #4 • 456-4680 • M–F 11–7 • Sat Noon–6 12411481-5-`9-13RC Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 7 SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT Local sporting event 1. Fairbanks Curling Club bonspiel 2. Nanooks hockey 3. Governor’s Cup (UAF vs. UAA men’s hockey) Local sports team 1. UAF Nanooks hockey team 2. Fairbanks Ice Dogs hockey team 3. UAF rifle team Place for dancing 1. The Blue Loon 2. Kodiak Jack’s 3. Rock ’N’ Rodeo Place to bring tourists 1. Riverboat Discovery 2. UAF Large Animal Research Station 3. Chena Hot Springs Resort Theater/performance company 1. Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre 2. Fairbanks Drama Association 3. Fairbanks Symphony Theater/performance production 1. “The Nutcracker,” North Star Ballet 2. “The Wizard Of Oz” FLOT 3. Fairbanks Symphony Holiday Concert Eric Engman/News-Miner file photo The Nanooks hockey team took top honors as favorite local sports team. Thank you, Fairbanks, A Great Family Destination Alaskan size ice cream cones at a small Texas price. An Alaskan Gift Shop And Mounted Wildlife Display for making us #1 Best BBQ/Ribs 2013 Readers Choice Award! GI FT SHOP Thanks for Yo u r Vo t e s ! 488-3014 6565 Richardson Hwy., Salcha, AK 99714 www.alaskaknottyshop.com 16410428-5-19-13RC Unusual Burl Construction 32 Miles South of Fairbanks on Richardson Highway Join us on Tuesday for the $1 Rib Wild Wing Wednesday $1.25 11411012-5-19-13RC 452-2501 • 107 Wickersham St. Adient Orthopedic Physical Therapy The Fairbanks Curling Club appreciates your votes naming our Bonspiel the #1 Local Sporting Event in Fairbanks. CURIOUS ABOUT CURLING? The season runs October-April. Check us out! NEED RENTAL FACILITIES IN THE SUMMER? Carlson Center Wilbur St. (est. 1905) Thank You, Fairbanks! …for voting for us! We appreciate your support! Come visit us at our new location: 1919 Lathrop Street, Suite 123 Call today to schedule your appointment with any of our talented & qualified therapists. Fairbanks Curling Club X Lathrop St. AL SPORTING EV EN T 2nd Ave. C LO CALL US! Airport Way 907-455-4401 Appointments Available Monday-Friday • 7a.m.-6p.m. 18409516-5-19-13RC 17411261-5-19-13RC 1962 2nd Avenue (Next to Carlson Center) 452-CURL • www.curlfairbanks.org 8 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre is still the best By GARY BLACK firstname.lastname@example.org Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre has done it — again. The production company known for its high-energy, high-quality musical productions has caught the attention of Fairbanks’ theatergoing crowds, being named the No. 1 theater/performance company in Fairbanks in the 2013 Readers’ Choice awards. And it’s no wonder, with productions like “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Cowgirls” and “The Wizard of Oz,” all of which played to packed audiences. Readers also voted FLOT’s “Oz” as the second-best production of the year, being bested only by the annual holiday “Nutthree productions per year and is run by an all-volunteer staff. It’s a nonprofit arts organization that started in Fairbanks in 1970 with the goal to produce and promote musical theater in Interior Alaska. This past season, “Oz” saw the biggest cast FLOT has ever dealt with — 55 actors, including a live dog on stage — all to bring the classic tale by L. Frank Baum to life. The set even included a tornado and moving house on stage, a feat few, if any, theater companies can pull off in Fairbanks. FLOT opted for the littleknown yet well-received musical “Cowgirls” as a dinner theater production, a new venture for the company. In the spring, the company rounded out its performances with the Andrew Lloyd Webber classic “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which played for three weeks to sold-out crowds. Quality productions aren’t FLOT’s only gig. In the summer, FLOT hosts FLOT Jr., a series of week-long, age specific summer camps that teach the basics of musical theater. Each camp will rehearse for a musical performance to be held at the end of the week, with lessons in acting, singing, dancing, costume making, makeup application, set construction, prop making and backstage jobs. For more on FLOT, check out its website at www. FLOT.org. Sam Harrel/News-Miner file photo The principals of Fairbanks Light Opera Theatre’s production of the “Wizard of Oz” are seen in October at Hering Auditorium. The production company was named the No. 1 theater/performance company in Fairbanks in the 2013 Readers’ Choice awards. cracker” production. FLOT usually puts on Congratulations d B ert Perkins voted #2 Whitney Boese voted #1 an In the News-Miner’s Readers Choice awards for Whitney Boese Real Estate Agency/Agent Bert Perkins Thank You Fairbanks for your support and making us #1 456-SOLD (7653) www.somersandassociates.net • 711 Gaffney Road, Suite #100, Fairbanks, AK 99701 21409282 5-19-13RC Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 9 The Binkley Family and the Riverboat Discovery would like to ST BE AT T RACTION thank you, Fairbanks, for voting us the Best Attraction and for voting the Discovery Trading Post the IF TS HOP Best Alaska Gift Shop BE G ST A LASKA Gold Dredge 8 For tour information or reservations 479-6673 â€˘ email@example.com www.riverboatdiscovery.com www.golddredge8.com 1-866-479-6673 Fairbanks' Premier Attractions 13409199-5-19-13R 10 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 SERVICES Auto repair shop 1. Simard Automotive 2. Alaska Auto Care 3. Seekins Ford-Lincoln Financial institution 1. Denali State Bank 2. Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union 3. Wells Fargo Barber shop 1. Esther Barber & Style 2. Hair Em 3. Alaska Barber Shop Bartender 1. Marie, VFW Post 2. Corina Martt, Roundup Roadhouse & Saloon 2. Tommy Monaco, The Vallata 3. Pam Lawhorn, Ivory Jack’s Car Wash 1. Splash & Dash 2. University Car Wash 3. Plaza Car Wash Cashier/retail clerk 1. Miran, Fred Meyer West 2. Cindy, Safeway University Avenue 3. Anthony, Pagoda Dentist 1. Dr. Ryle Radke 2. Dr. Eric Buetow 3. Dr. Dirk Menard Doctor 1. Dr. Marvin Bergeson, Tanana Valley Clinic 2. Dr. Mary MacFarlane 3. Dr. Herbert Day, Tanana Valley Clinic 1st Care Florist 1. College Floral 2. Santina’s Flowers & Gifts 3. Safeway West Gift shop 1. Riverboat Discovery 2. Knotty Shop 3. If Only … A Fine Store Hair salon/stylist 1. Cassie, Chris & Company 2. Tico, Tijas 3. Elements Heating fuel delivery company 1. Sourdough Fuel 2. Alaska Aerofuel 3. Polar Fuel Insurance agency/agent 1. Jim Ozimkoski, Allstate 2. Allstate 3. Ken Murray, Ken Murray Insurance Jewelry store 1. Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery 2. Desert Passage 3. Zales Ladies clothing boutique 1. Fireweed Consignment Boutique 2. If Only … A Fine Store 3. Designer’s Closet Physical therapy 1. Willow Point 2. Adient Orthopedic Physical Therapy 3. Equinox Physical Therapy Nonprofit agency 1. Fairbanks Community Food Bank 2. Love INC 3. United Way of the Tanana Valley Nurse 1. Rose Wegner 2. Jacque Binkley Mitchell, Cancer Treatment Center 3. Adam Ault, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital 3. Mary Vogel, Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Please see SERVICES, Page 11 Thanks, Fairbanks! for voting among the BEST garden centers in town! • Vine Ripened Tomatoes • Nursery Stock • Bedding Plants • Gardening Supplies • Onion Sets • Houseplants • Seeds • Seed Potatoes • Soil & Fertilizers 11411018-5-19-13RC 18409515-5-19-13RC Thank you, Fairbanks! We appreciate your support and your vote! On Airport Way • Shopper's Forum Annex • 374-8399 479-6921 3 mile Sheep Creek Rd. Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 11 SERVICES Continued from Page 10 Nursery/garden center 1. Hawk’s Greenhouse 2. Holm Town Nursery 3. Ann’s Greenhouse ley High School Optician 2. David Foshee, Joy Ele1. Vista Optical mentary School 2. Dr. Ruth Nichols 3. Daniel Domke, Hutchi3. West Valley Vision Censon High School ter Real estate agency/agent Pharmacy Optometrist 1. Somers & Associates, 1. Fred Meyer. West 1. Dr. Damien Delzer, Eye Whitney Boese 2. Professional Pharmacy Clinic of Fairbanks 2. Madden Real Estate Llc, 3. Walmart Pharmacy 2. Dr. James Graves Wes Madden 3. Dr. Lounsbury School principal Please see SERVICES, Page 12 1. Shaun Kraska, West Val- Teachers Schools Principals BARTENDE R Thanks for voting us among your favorites! 455-6666 SA NDW IC H 1 Mile Goldstream Road • Free Parking 12411487-5-19-13RC Celebrate Responsibly! Designate! WEST VALLEY VISION CENTER, INC. Thank you, Fairbanks, for voting us among the best Opticians in the Interior! 12411482-5-19-13RC 570 Riverstone Way, Suite 3 • 479-4700 www.akwestvalleyvision.com 12 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 SERVICES Continued from Page 11 2. Somers & Associates, Bert Perkins 3. Robert Fox Realty Llc, Lori Trampush Restaurant service 1. Lavelle’s Bistro 2. Pike’s Landing 3. Ajimi Japanese Restaurant Sporting goods store 1. Beaver Sports 2. Frontier Outfitters 3. Sportsman’s Warehouse Schoolteachers 1. Don Kardash, Hunter Elementary School 2. Sherilyn Siegmund, West Valley High School 3. Shonda Schlotfeldt, Badger Elementary School Hardware store 1. Samson Hardware 2. Sentry Hardware 3. Lowe’s School 1. Fairhill Christian School 2. West Valley High School 3. Barnette Magnet School Taxi company 1. Pink 2. Yellow 3. Eagle Teller 1. Delores, North Pole Wells Fargo 2. Juanita, Spirit Of Alaska 3. Arielle, Wells Fargo Veterinary care 1. North Pole Veterinary Clinic 2. Cort Zachel 3. Aurora Animal Clinic Thank you, Fairbanks! We appreciate your vote! HOME HEATING OIL P.O. Box 60669, Fairbanks, Alaska 99706 www.alaskaaerofuel.com • email: firstname.lastname@example.org Servicing Nenana, Salcha, Fox, North Pole and Fairbanks Thank you for your support! Esther Barber & Styles Thanks for voting us the best cup of coffee in the Interior! 3677 College Road Unit 4 • (907)374-0468 • email@example.com Mon-Fri 7:00am-11pm • Sat-Sun 8:00am-11pm College Coffeehut Hours: Mon-Sat 6am-7pm • Sun 7am-7pm 1546 S. Cushman St. 12411497-5-19-13RC 374-3322 Mon - Sat 9 - 6 • Sun 1 - 6 Walk-ins Welcome 11411021-5-19-13RC 18409520-5-19-13RC Locally Owned and Operated Since 1982 Check Out Our New App! Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 13 60 College Rd. • 455-9225 • Sunday Lunch Buffet 11am-2pm $12.95 • Tuesday Kids Eat Free - Kids under 11 after 5 p.m., • Wednesday Lunch Buffet 11am-2pm $10.95 • • • • Daily Lunch Specials Groups & Teams Welcome Private Rooms Available Open Late 13410429-5-19-13RC Reserve Now for Your Private Party! 14 Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 The big bling of Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery Store is No. 1 among Fairbanks jewelry fans By GARY BLACK firstname.lastname@example.org Walking into Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery, 1440 University Ave. South, isn’t like walking into your regular, run-of-the-mill jewelry store. It’s like walking into a jewelry store and so much more. Bishops, owned and operated by Bill and Rita Bishop, covers all the jewelry basics — gold, diamonds, jewels of all color, shape, make and size. It also covers the “art” aspect of jewelry and jewelry making. It’s that aspect that probably helped Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery be named as the best jewelry store in Fairbanks by voters in the 2013 Readers’ Choice awards. “That’s why I put ‘gallery’ in the name of the store,” Rita Bishop said. “I wanted to offer that art gallery experience as well.” Please see BISHOP’S, Page 15 Gary Black/ News-Miner Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery owner Bill Bishop stands in his shop at 1440 University Ave. South. The Bubbly Brew graciously thanks our customers for their patronage and votes! SERVING Bubble Tea • Pretzel Sandwiches Biggie Cupcakes • Wrap Sandwiches • FAS T FO O D Salads • Soups • Burgers Menu Changes Daily Formerly at TV Fair – 2 Locations Bentley Mall – 479-2023 • Ft. Wainwright – LFCC – 356-2020 Willow Physical Therapy T PH Y SI C A L Thank you, Fairbanks! We are honored to have been chosen #1 in the “Best Physical Therapy” category 4 years in a row! 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Allstate Fire and Casualty Insurance Company c 2012 Allstate Insurance Company Limited Time Get Yours While They Last (Fairbanks & North Pole) 11411015-5-19-13RC S Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Sunday, May 19, 2013 15 The Bishops have been in the jewelry business for 28 years, starting out in the wholesale manufacturing side, but it’s only been the last six years they have pushed into the retail side of the business. The range of designs, colors, shapes and sizes of rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and art pieces have caught Fairbanks’ attention as the go-to business for jewelry. “It’s always an honor to have anybody recognize you,” Bill Bishop said, “and it’s motivating to have that boost.” BISHOP’S Continued from Page 14 And offer it Bishop’s does. Bishop’s runs the jewelry world gamut from precious gems and jewelry design for engagements, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and traditional high-quality bling to the more nontraditional side of jewelry with artfully created pieces made by jewelry artists from across the state, nation and world. Pieces from Alaska Native artists sit alongside works by jewelry artisans from Mexico and Europe. Some of Rita’s handmade works are displayed in the store. The gallery is one of the few stores in Fairbanks using the latest technology in jewelry design, a computer program called Countersketch, which is a CAD program that merges technology with design to help customers find a fit and make unique to their tastes. “I like to think our claim to fame is whatever you can imagine, we can create it,” Bill Bishop said. Gary Black/News-Miner Bishop’s Jewelry Gallery covers the jewelry basics: gold, diamonds, jewels of all color, shape, make and size. r u o y ate e i u c e n r i p t p We a d will con our or an f s e d t r s a vo k h n k a r b to wo ful Fair ! r e y d t i n un wo m m co Cole & Ruth Carson • Denise Jerome Daphne Keeney Monica Olson • Lindsay Costello P.T.s Campus Corner Mall Suite 13 • 3677 College Rd. • 479-3800 Thank you, fairbanks! 2012 2011 10 YEARS! 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I am truly humbled. 2 Optometrist Optometrist Optometrist Optometrist Optometrist Optometrist Optometrist Terry- Licensed Optician Manager Jay- Licensed Optician Manager WAL-MART OPTICAL STAFF SAMâ€™S CLUB OPTICAL STAFF Chris - Licensed Optician Katy- Licensed Optician Bill- Licensed Optician Tim - Apprentice Optician Both locations are Tri-Care s provider Dr. John Lounsbury, Optometrist I would also like to thank my staff at Samâ€™s Club Optical and Wal-Mart Optical for helping make this honor happen. 13410437 5-19-13 Jared- Licensed Optician