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Best of Snoqualmie Valley Look inside to see your voting results!

A supplement to the Snoqualmie Valley Record


12 • March 27, 2013 • Snoqualmie Valley Record

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Best of the Valley 2013

Safe from the storm

Where everybody knows your name Finaghty’s Irish Pub lauded for ‘Best Happy Hour’

Named “Best Insurance Agency” by Record readers, Hauglie Insurance founder Kevin Hauglie shared his thoughts on keeping locals safe from the unexpected. He started the business in 1985 by “picking up the Valley phone book and offering to help.”

How has the Valley changed since then? “The Valley has grown in population and service offerings. We have had the blessing of growing along with it. My entire team never takes for granted the trust and faith that is placed in us by those we serve. Having offices in three of the Valleys communities, Snoqualmie, Fall City and Duvall, truly affords us the opportunity to get to know many families and businesses.”

Hauglie Insurance: Angela Donaldson, Kevin and Laurie Hauglie, Elizabeth Gildersleeve

What’s your philosophy of customer service? “Treat those who trust us with respect and state the truth as we know it to be. Provide thoughtful relevant information at the point of need offering to provide the solution when we can.”

What’s the main thing to think about when you make a major purchase? “Get advice from an experienced team you trust and have faith in. Collectively, my team has well over 100 years of insurance and financial service experience. We will inform and afford you the dignity to make intellegent decisions that will provide for those you love. You’ve worked hard for what you have and want it properly protected.

How do you balance safety with the Valley’s natural phenomena, such as floods, as an insurance agent? “Safety must be put into terms of: How prepared are we? Have you thought out what you need to do for yourself and maybe those around you? If we are not prepared we can become a liability to ourselves and those around us. Regardless of whether it is a flood, house fire or even an auto accident, we need to think safety.”

Why is the Valley still your home, 25-plus years in? “I do what I do because it makes a difference. When you look into the eyes of a spouse who has just lost a loved one and while you can never truly feel the pain of the loss, we can provide solutions for a level of financial security. Options that otherwise may not have been there. The Valley is a unique collage of varied people who value the daily experience of simply living in our beautiful surroundings and looking out for each other.”

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It may sound corny, says owner Phil Stafford. But Finaghty’s Irish Pub is a bit like the “Cheers” of the Snoqualmie Valley. The pub, voted “Best Happy Hour” in the 2013 reader poll, is a place where regulars and staff are on a first-name basis. “Finaghty’s has always been focused on providing a great atmosphere that people of all ages enjoy,” Stafford tells the Record. “We want our guests to always feel comfortable and our staff knows most of them on a first-name basis, including what their favorite food and beverage are.” Stafford tries to offer the best prices possible that allow customers to enjoy some of their favorite food and drink. The variety keeps his customers visiting multiple times each week. “A good happy hour is about being consistent with our service and specials and making people feel like they can relax and enjoy themselves once they come into our doors,” the owner says. You can see what’s up at Finaghty’s Irish Pub at http://www.finaghtys.com.

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Best of the Valley 2013

Ready for the job Repeating as the top choice in the “Best Handyman” category this year, North Bend’s Ty Olson is a modern-day craftsman. “One of my favorite things is finish-work, just the details, and getting it all right,” he says, talking about his eight years in business as Ty’s Handyman Service. Olson, a Valley resident all his life, basically grew up doing remodels, first with his father, who worked in general construction well into his 70s, and then later, with various larger companies. He decided to get his own general contractor’s license about eight years ago and become independent, choosing his projects

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more cautiously as he “got older and smarter,” he says. Today, that means fewer roof jobs, but he still does lots of home repairs. He works at his own pace, and takes full responsibility for the job. “People say I’m really meticulous about my work,” he says. One reason for that is “I don’t want to come back in five years!” Another is a guiding principle he’s held throughout his life, including his 15 years as a commercial potter, throwing clay on a wheel: “The difference between a good job and a bad job is not that much time.” Olson has a long list of customers and also receives referrals from Angie’s List, so free time is hard for him to find, but he’s OK with that. “I do like to stay busy,” he says. “What else am I going to do, work around the house?” Call Ty’s Handyman Service at (425) 888-1289.

This park is the tops EJ Roberts Park is the perennial favorite park of Record readers. There must be something about the park’s quiet atmosphere, and the number of features packed into its four acres. Located on the north side of North Bend in the Silver Creek neighborhood, at Sixth Street and Thrasher Avenue, the park has a big grassy center area with picnic tables, a play area for children, an artfully decorated public restroom with murals painted by artist Peter Teekamp, plus two full-size tennis courts and a small basketball court. Visitors can stroll along a trail that winds through the oaks. There’s something for everyone. E.J Roberts Park is known for its rural character, old-time wooden bridge and walking path. On a visit, you may be fortunate to see deer, elk, coyotes or a pileated woodpecker, which is an indicator species of mature and old growth forest within the park. Park hours are from dawn to dusk. You can learn more about North Bend parks at http://ci.north-bend.wa.us.

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Business Handyman

Winner: Ty Olson, Ty’s Handyman Service Finalists: Mike Williams; Gavin Black Handyman Services; Tim Westerlund

Home Cleaning Services

Winner: The Cleaning Authority

Local Farm

Winner: Nursery at Mount Si Finalists: Remlinger Farms; Fall City Farm

Unique Gifts Winner: Birches Habitat

Finalists: Selah Gifts, Flying Frog Curiosity Shop

Winner: John L. Scott

Winner: George’s Bakery

Winner: Rattlesnake Lake

Finalists: Snoqualmie Falls; Remlinger Farms

Finalists: David Cook Real Estate, ReMax on the Ridge

Dessert

Winner: Scott’s Dairy Freeze

Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agency

Finalists: Pioneer Coffee Co.; Starbucks

Finalists: Scott’s Dairy Freeze; Boxley’s

Place for Family Outing

Finalists: David Cook, Karin Simpson

Coffee

Winner: Huxdotter’s

Outdoors

Finalists: Louise Wall/Northwest Premium Services; Kirby Cleaning Services

Winner: Tessa Wyrsch

Food/Entertainment

Park

Winner: E.J. Roberts Park, North Bend Finalists: Centennial Fields, Snoqualmie; Si View Park, North Bend

Children’s Activity

Hamburger

Finalists: North Bend Bar and Grill; Herfy’s, Snoqualmie

Pizza

Winner: Frankie’s Pizza Finalists: Sahara Pizza; Uncle Si’s Pizza

Restaurant

Reader’s choice awards: winners & finalists Dentist

Winner: Kelly Garwood Finalists: Carson Calderwood; James Browning

People

Store Owner

Winner: Steve and Nancy Wray, Birches Habitat Finalists: Shelly Woodward, Selah Gifts; Wendy Thomas and Brian Woolley, Carmichael’s True Value

Grocery or Store Cashier

Winner: Roger Cleven, North Bend QFC Finalists: Bill Weller, North Bend QFC; Jan Ewing, IGA

Police Officer

Winner: Mark Toner, King County Sheriff’s Dept.

Financial Services

Winner: Kidz Bounce

Winner: North Bend Bar and Grill

Finalists: Si View Metro Parks; IGNITE Dance & Yoga

Finalists: Boxley’s; Riverbend Cafe

Golf

Finalists: Sean Absher, Snoqualmie Police Dept.; Steve McCulley, Snoqualmie Police Chief

Finaliists: Edward Jones/North Bend Chris Bruntz; Steve Weaver Financial

International Cuisine

Winner: Mount Si Golf Course

Winner: CC Thai

Finalists: TPC at Snoqualmie Ridge; Cascade Golf

Finalists: Yum Yang; Got Rice

Winner: Brian Busby, Snoqualmie

Services

Winner: North Bend Bar and Grill

Winner: Sno Falls Credit Union

Tax Services

Winner: Lisa Cole & Associates, Inc. Finalists: Krona and Krona; H&R Block; Larry Brown

Insurance

Winner: Hauglie Insurance Agency, Inc. Finalist: Ken Rustad, State Farm; Jeff Warren, State Farm; Sean Sundwall, American Family

Storage

Winner: Cascade Storage Finalists: Snoqualmie Ridge Storage; Ole Cedar Mill

Retailer

Winner: Birches Habitat Finalists: ACE Hardware; Selah Gifts

Home-based Business

Winner: Denise Atkinson, Heritage Gifts

Auto Services

Winner: Chaplins North Bend Chevrolet Finalists: Model Garage, Fall City; North Bend Automotive

Photographer

Winner: Mary Miller, Down to Earth Finalists: Photography by Joy; Brenda Huckle, Genuine Image

Service Station

Winner: Wyrsch’s Shell Finalists: Safeway Gas, North Bend 76 Station

Law Firm

Winner: Brown Sterling

Finalists: Bev Jorgenson, PartyLite; Home Inspections Plus; Replicator Graphics; Frontier Pest Control

Finalists: Law Offices of David Speikers; Pearson Law Firm

Living

Winner: North Bend Animal Clinic

Veterinarian

Preschool/Montessori/Daycare

Finalists: Dr. Nadel/Snoqualmie Ridge Vet; Dr. Mike Treuting; Dr. Bob Hogan

Finalists: Encompass; Rooster Valley Farm School; Mount Si Montessori

Winners: Tie, Bella Vita Spa & Salon, Destiny by Design

Winner: North Bend Montessori

Hair Salon

Place of Worship

Finalists: Acacia Salon; Jolene’s/A Place For You

Finalists: Our Lady of Sorrows; Cascade Covenant Church; Church on the Ridge

Winner: North Bend Nails

Winner: Snoqualmie Valley Alliance

Place to Work

Winner: Snoqualmie Casino Finalists: Si View Metropolitan Parks District; Sno Falls Credit Union; Snoqualmie Valley School District

Fitness Venue

Winner: Mount Si Sports + Fitness Finalists: Snoqualmie YMCA; Alpine Fitness

Nails

Finalists: Snoqualmie Nails; Diamond Nails

Pet Grooming

Winner: U Dirty Dog Finalists: Snoqualmie Valley Pet Parlor; Mount Si Pet Grooming; Pet Place Market

Hardware/Home and Garden Winner: North Bend ACE

Finalists: Carmichael’s True Value; Nursery at Mount Si

Brunch

Finalists: Woodman Lodge; Salish Lodge and Spa

Happy Hour

Winner: Finaghty’s Irish Pub Finalists: Boxley’s; North Bend Bar and Grill

Bar

Winner: North Bend Bar and Grill Finalists: Finaghty’s Irish Pub; The Pour House

Live Music

Winner: Boxley’s Finalists: Finaghty’s; The Black Dog

Romantic Place

Firefighter

Finalists: Darby Summers, Snoqualmie; Joe Springer, Fall City; Kelly Gall, Snoqualmie

Teacher Winner: Sharon Piper, Opstad Finalists: Sarah Davis and Mrs. Johnson, North Bend Elementary; Joe Dockery, Mount Si High; Katie Bergerson, Spark; Sally Rankin, North Bend Montessori

City Councilor or Mayor

Winner: Ken Hearing, North Bend Finalists: North Bend City Councilman David Cook; Snoqualmie Mayor Matt Larson

City Employee

Winner: Salish Lodge and Spa

Winner: Gina Estep, North Bend

Finalists: Boxley’s; Snoqualmie Falls; Fall City Bistro

Finalists: Dan Marcinko, Snoqualmie; Mark Pray, North Bend

Health Doctor

Winner: Dr. Maurice Doerffer

Finalists: Dr. Dean Steele, Dr. Mary Lambe, Joanna Hagen

Licensed Massage Therapist

Winner: Heather Ryan, Healing Garden Finalists: Kendra Gudz, Julie Johnson, Roxanne Rust

Chiropractic

Winner: Straight Chiropractic Finalists: Brad Kaasa/Mount Si; Snoqualmie Ridge Chiropractic

Community Volunteer Winner: Nels Melgaard

Finalists: Stacey Cepeda, DeAnna Haverfield

Favorites

Organization to Join Winner: Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce Finalists: Snoqualmie Valley Kiwanis Club; Snoqualmie YMCA

Local Non-Profit

Winner: Encompass Northwest

Senior Health Care

Finalists: Mount Si Food Bank; Snoqualmie Valley YMCA

Finalists: Mount Si Senior Center; Sno-Valley Senior Center

Winner: Festival at Mount Si (formerly Alpine Days)

Winner: Red Oak

Physical Therapy

Winner: Peak Sports/John Zanas Finalists: Edge Physical Therapy; Chris Gant

Favorite Festival

Finalists: North Bend Block Party; Snoqualmie Railroad Days


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Civic planner Best City Employee Gina Estep on growing North Bend

Secrets of great service

The hamburgers, shakes and fries are served much as they were in 1951, when Scott’s Dairy Freeze opened its doors. Today’s world has changed by leaps and bounds, but the burgers, shakes and fries are still the main attraction at Scott’s, handed out through the same windows, which themselves have changed little beyond the occasional coat of paint. The menu, too, is timeless. Ken Hearing (North Bend’s mayor) shared his thoughts on why Scott’s retains the kind of customer loyalty that’s earned it Best Burger favorite for yet another year. What is the secret of Scott’s longevity? “With any product that you do, whether you’re building something or providing a service to the community, consistency is the key. Every time the customer walks in the doors, they get what they remember, what they got last time. That is so important, the key in any business… If you screw up, nine times out of 10, the customer isn’t going to complain—they’re not coming back. You have to have it right, every single time.” What’s something that locals may not know about your business? “After 23 years of doing this, I still enjoy it. I love the people. Even on a busy day, at the end of the day, I love talking to people. That’s part of why I wanted to do this—I’m a very social person.” You’ve seen hundreds of Valley residents come through Scott’s—as employees. How do you get them to buy in to your business vision? “Over 23 years, I’ve had more than 400 employees at Scott’s. You have to reach each person as an individual. Everybody responds differently to instruction.... Part of it is them needing money for something. They’re saving for a car or paying for their own school, saving money for college. That’s a good part of it. “Paying them the respect, that you trust them to do a good job. That’s what gains that ownership, more than anything… I take an interest in them. It’s almost like a partnership, like a family set-up. They come to me when they have problems. They trust me. I’ve worked hard not to break that trust.”

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Named Best City Employee for a second year in a row, North Bend’s Gina Estep has always had a desire to plan communities and develop economies for cities. Estep, who is Planning and Economic Development Director for the city of North Bend, went to college and got a degree in urban and regional planning. She worked for the city of Snoqualmie from 1998 to 2006. Prior to that, she worked for the cities of LaConner and Lake Stevens. Estep spent eight years in the Snoqualmie planning office. It was a wonderful experience, she says, but she was ready for some additional responsibilities. The North Bend job offered the economic development angle, which Estep finds very engaging. “I love working with businesses, creating reasons for activities and tourism to draw in people,” she says. When it comes to economic development, local business owners appreciate activities like the North Bend Block Party, UW Cycling Races or Adventure Sport Festival. “We’re trying to bring people to downtown and give them a great experience,” Estep said, “which will bring them back to frequent the restaurants and shops. Also, to give reasons for potential businesses looking to locate in North Bend.” This approach builds community: “It gets people out and meeting each other.” “I try to treat people like I would want to be treated,” Estep says. “Give them the time that each person deserves with their issue or question. Everybody’s got something to add. If we take a little bit of everybody’s ideas, we’ve got a pretty awesome city.” Ahead for North Bend, Estep is looking forward to nearly $1.5 million in grants and matching dollars going into revitalization of the streetscapes and sidewalks. With the new Bartell’s drug store, a proposed hotel, and new neighborhoods—eight different subdivisions are being processed—“in the next five years, you’re going to see a lot of revitalization in North Bend. We’re looking at developing a civic center, including a performing arts theater. There is so much in the pipeline, that, once it’s realized, North Bend is really going to be revitalized. That will be something that the city can be proud of.” “Thanks to all who voted,” Estep said of the honor of Best City Employee. “That is a total compliment.”

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North Bend Montessori was chosen “Best Preschool” by its fans and parents in the Best of the Valley contest. Sue Weigel, school director, answered a few questions about her school and what teachers and parents do to ensure their pupils achieve succes.

The North Benders have spoken. Their favorite party, “The Festival at Mount Si,” garnered the most votes for Best Local Event. We asked Jill Massengill, Festival committee president, what makes this summer event, which returns August 9 to 11, so beloved. What do you think makes the Fest at Mount Si special or stand out? “I think it stands out as the longest-running and largest community event. Generations of Valley families look forward to either attending for family fun, food, the parade and music, or they plan a party at their home that night for a barbecue picnic and spectacular fireworks show.” How does it bring the community together? It brings the community together through common interests. Not only the events and family fun, but the efforts of many many people and business to participate in donating or volunteering to pull something of this magnitude off. What’s your favorite part of the festival? “My personal favorite part is the friendships I have made with a number of really super people that volunteer time and efforts AND the clean up party.....really! I have never laughed so hard in my life. Sunday, August 11, at 4 p.m.—come check it out.”

For folks who don’t know: Just what is Montessori? “Montessori is a type of education that allows each child to be individually taught at his/her level and gives them the confidence to excel to their highest potential. Learning becomes fun and easy for children!”

What’s the best part of working with kids? “The best part of working with these children each day is to watch their success and also those great big smiles when they accomplish something.”

What’s the highlight of a day at school?

“Giving them the best start in the early years is the best way to make a child successful! Education starts at a very early age and the younger they start, the better! Also, reading to them daily and spending quality time with them is always to their best advantage.” “It feels great to be chosen as the best Montessori! We have a wonderful staff that is dedicated to giving these students the best education possible! I am very proud of the hard work that they put into our school and community each day.”

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Every child is important Voted ‘Best Nonprofit’ by Record readers, Encompass is an independent, non-profit, children’s and family-services organization established in 1966 with a unique mission: To nurture children, enrich families and inspire community. The organization’s programs nurture typical and developmentally challenged children, enrich families in all their diversity and inspire community throughout the Snoqualmie Valley and the greater Eastside. Clay Eals, Encompass’ ever-present communicator, shared the following thoughts:

What’s the best part of working with kids? “That’s easy—it’s the children’s smiling faces, which we see every day. They reflect (1) our inspirational mission, (2) the expertise, passion and dedication of our staff to execute the mission and (3) the deep and longstanding support of our thousands of program participants (especially parents and other caregivers of children), financial and in-kind donors, volunteers and others in the communities we serve.”

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Nicole Demetrescu, Encompassphysicaltherapist, guides a youngster as he scales the new rock-climbing wall at Encompass Downtown North Bend. It will be showcased at an open house on April 17 growing by leaps and bounds. With this growth comes a growing need for programs to serve children, families and their communities. In planning for the future, we stand on the shoulders of giants who decades ago foresaw the need to build facilities, staff and programs to fulfill our mission. We are indebted to this legacy in succeeding in an economic climate during which other nonprofits have struggled. With strong board vision and leadership, we are poised to take bold steps to enhance our facilities, staff and programs in ways that serve our growing and changing communities and ensure our sustainability. Stay tuned!”

What’s something about the Encompass experience that most folks around here may not know?

What might be the biggest challenge that Encompass faces today? “It is no secret that, even during recent economic difficulties, the Snoqualmie Valley, Issaquah, Sammamish and the greater Eastside are

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Best of the Valley 2013 programs and services, but often they do not realize the wide-ranging breadth of our offerings, from nationally accredited preschool to therapy for all ages of children with speech, motor and other developmental challenges, from parenting workshops and on-on-one coaching to Family Nights and a childcare co-op, from an imaginative array of summer camps and enrichment classes to support and advocacy for families in need. Also, many do not know that everything we do is guided by studies in other settings and by nationally practiced family support principles. In addition, some do not know that we have programs for parents of preteens and older, from Super Sitters to a summer camp assistant training program to “The Big Transition to Middle School.” Finally, some do not understand that we serve families from all walks of life.

What is ahead that Encompass would really like to celebrate? One cause for celebration is imminent. Through the generosity of PACCAR, we recently augmented our Encompass downtown North Bend office with a beautiful addition that allows us to expand our speech, motor and physical therapies for children of all ages. Highlighted by a colorful, floor-to-ceiling mural, the new space features new equipment that includes a rock-climbing wall, a ball crawl, a swing and ladder. We are celebrating this with an ice cream social open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The address is 209 Main Ave. S., North Bend. Kids are welcome to attend and enjoy the ball pit, balloons, and, of course, ice cream! Therapists will be on hand to answer questions. • Learn more at www.encompassnw.org.

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We are grateful to have served you for 47 years!

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9010 BOALCH AVE SE • SNOQUALMIE

(425) 888-2301

www.mtsigolf.com

234 E. North Bend Way • North Bend

Thanks for Voting for us Best in the Valley 2007, 2008 & 2009 and 2011! COUPON

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Thank you for voting for Frankie’s as Best Pizza for the last 10 years. Celebrating 25 years in the Valley!

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425.888.4477 249 Main Ave South North Bend

b i rc h e s h a b i t a t “Thankyou”dance you”dance “Thank from you! from usustotoyou!

3/22/2013

WOW! BEST STORE BEST GIFTS BEST WOW! BESTOWNERS STORE

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BEST GIFTS We are very grateful for each & every BEST OWNERS vote of confidence you gave us.

Model Garage can tackle any repair or tune-up job on most makes and models of cars and light trucks. We take quality and customer service seriously. Model Garage in Fall City has been under Dennis Musga’s management since 1985. Our staff includes four certified automobile technicians and combines 75 years of automotive repair experience.

The beauty of this valley is surpassed only by the beauty Open everyday 425-292-9390, Birches 202 North Bend Way of the people within it

We are very grateful for each & every vote of confidence you gave us.

Open everyday 425-292-9390, Birches 202 North Bend Way

www.modelgaragefallcity.com • 425.222.5751 or 425.451.2286 33805 Redmond Fall City Rd • Fall City • Mon-Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm

(Across from Ace Hardware & Huxdotter Coffee)

425.888.2777 • www.encompassnw.org • 1407 Boalch Avenue N.W., between Snoqualmie & North Bend

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JOIN US! for the best in: q Summer camps q Parenting classes/coaching q Nationally accredited preschool / toddler groups q Speech, motor and physical therapy / early intervention q Family Nights q Childcare Co-op 757732

425.888.1541

Thank you for voting for us in the category of ‘Best Local Non-Profit’

The beauty of this valley is surpassed only by the beauty of the people within it

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Thanks for voting us Best Golf Course 2013

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MOUNT SI GOLF COURSE

Thanks For Voting Us ‘Best Burger in the Valley’ since 2004!

Open everyday 425-292-9390, Birches 202 North Bend Way

Mt. Si Chiropractic

Thank you for voting for us as Best Coffee in the Best of the Valley!

“Thank you for your votes in the ‘Best of the Valley’ and 15 years of Loyal Support!”

We Appreciate Your Votes! 757957

~ The NBBG crew

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Dr. BraDley Kaasa 213 Bendigo Blvd. N #3

425-831-2331

888-1243

145 E North Bend Way • North Bend

HOURS:

Mon-Fri: 5:30am-7:00pm Sat: 7:00am-7:00pm Sun: 7:00am-6:00pm

101 W Park St North Bend, WA 425.888.4678

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www.frankies-pizza.com

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