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Skagit Publishing

People’s Choice Winners for

Best New Business

2012

Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt


People’s Choice 2012 editor craig parrish

photographer craig parrish

design & layout Jody Hendrix

Advertising director Mark Dobie mdobie@skagitpublishing.com

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BEST New Business 4 BEST Businesses 6-14 BEST Food & Drink 15-17 BEST People & Places 18-22 Full Index 23 Cover photo by Craig Parrish. Owner Brad Teeter (far right) and the crew at Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt, voted the Best New Business Opened in 2012. Cover design by Jody Hendrix Skagit Publishing People’s Choice | 2012

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People’s Choice 2012

Best New Business

Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt by CRAIG PARRISH

Brad Teeter has been doing business in Skagit County for 20 years. Last spring, he decided to start a new business, and the result is Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt, the Skagit Valley Herald’s People’s Choice winner for Best New Business Opened in 2012. Just Peachy is an energetic, vibrantly colored shop at 1767 South Burlington Boulevard, in a bustling business park just east of Costco. In what seems to be a one of the tasty quirks of a shop of its kind, Just Peachy boasts a variety of intriguing frozen yogurt flavors; on this early December day, Eggnog, Cake Batter, Dulce de Leche, Cable Car Chocolate, Cheesecake, Red Velvet Cake, Cinnamon Roll and Pomegranete Raspberry.

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Teeter said his decision to open the shop was based on several factors. “I have friends in the frozen yogurt business who said they’ve been successful, so it sounded like a good idea,” Teeter said. “Plus, I have two high-school kids, and they needed jobs,” he quipped. Teeter said the busy times come “in waves,” and that Just Peachy has become popular with students in the area. “We get a lot of customers in here after basketball games and other school events,” Teeter said. “(Frozen yogurt) is a great treat for anybody in the valley. You can come in and get a small, healthy yogurt or you can go as big as you want.” goskagit.com


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Best Businesses Best New Business Opened in 2012

and all employees are from Skagit Valley. We have done over 20 charity nights to raise money for local groups, as well as sponsored many youth organizations and local sports teams.

Antique Store Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt

Owners:  Brad Teeter Address:  1767 South Burlington Blvd., Burlington Phone number:  360-899-4521 Website:  www.facebook.com/ JustPeachyYogurt Years in business:  5 months Number of employees:  10 Services offered:  We are a self-serve frozen yogurt shop; you create your own masterpiece, big or small. Dozens of frozen yogurt flavors, sorbet, fresh fruit and topping selections. Imported toppings, hot chocolate, coffee, cold drinks and of course, free samples. More to know:  The owner, management

Nasty Jack’s

Owners:  Gary and Marlo Frank Address:  103 E. Morris St. Phone number:  360-466-3209 Website:  www.nastyjacksantiques.com, facebook Years in business:  41 Number of employees:  5 Services offered:  Antique furniture, vintage books and magazines, antique collectibles, unique gifts, stained-glass windows, Life magazines, on-site furniture refinishing and repair, stripping and refinishing. More to know:  “Furniture, gifts, and fun.” Nasty Jack’s also has an old-time photo studio specializing in Western and pirate themes. Get your picture taken in front of a real saloon bar. Seasonable ice cream and espresso.

Appliance Store (tie) Anaco TV and Appliance

Owners:  Dave Evans Address:  1820 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Phone number:  360-293-5129 Years in business:  53 Number of employees:  5 Services offered:  New appliance sales and repair on most major brands More to know:  Skagit County owned and operated

Judd & Black

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juddandblack Years in business:  72 Number of employees:  17 Services offered:  Appliance sales and service including parts, delivery and installation. More to know:  Judd & Black has been a family-owned and operated appliance business in Snohomish County for over 72 years. We are thrilled to win this award after being in Skagit County for just over a year. We’re YOUR appliance, electronics and mattress store.

Art Gallery/Custom Framing Wilson’s Picture Framing

Owners:  Guy Wilson Address:  822 N. 34th St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-336-2139 Website:  http://wilsonpictureframing.com Years in business:  21 Services offered:  Custom framing, custom matting, fillets, shrink wrapping, glazing options More to know:  Wilson’s philosophy is that all art deserves to be framed and preserved, whether it’s worth one dollar or $1,000. If you love it, you should have it framed. Wilson’s frames everything from note cards, calendar pages and children’s art to signed and numbered lithographs, and originals. All work is done on-site.

Assisted Living/ Retirement Community Mountain Glen

Address:  1810 E. Division St., Mount Vernon Business phone:  360-424-7900 Website:  www.mtnglen.com Years in business:  26 Services offered:  Independent and assisted living More to know:  Mountain Glen provides goskagit.com


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses retired seniors with the comfortable, carefree lifestyle they’ve been dreaming of in Mount Vernon.

Bank/Financial Institution

personal and business loans, lines of credit, mortgages More to know:  Skagit State Bank is an independent community bank serving local people and businesses from 12 offices in Skagit, Whatcom and Snohomish counties. Under the leadership of Cheryl R. Bishop, assets have grown to $720 million; the bank has 167 employees. Many team members have been with the bank for the majority of their careers.

Skagit State Bank

Auto Repair/Body Shop Avon Allen Auto Body Repair Shop

Owners:  Larry and Janene Solver; Dave Solver, manager; Scott Solver, assistant manager Address:  14015 Avon Allen Road, Mount Vernon Business phone:  360-424-3969 Website:  www.avonautobody.com Years in business:  41 Number of employees:  14 Services: offered:  Collision repair, auto body repair, frame repair, painting, wheel alignment, full mechanical repair More to know:  Jim Solver at Jim’s Mechanic is a subsidiary of Avon Body Shop.

Barber Shop Ken’s Hairstyling Owners:  760 local stockholders including seven on the Board of Directors Address (home office):  301 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington Website:  http://skagitbank.com Years in business:  55 Services offered:  Checking, savings,

Owners:  Gary Molenaar Address:  403 S. 2nd St., downtown Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-336-3355 Years in business:  54 Services offered:  Hair coloring, perms, feather extensions. Men’s, women’s and

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• Auto Accidents • Sports Injuries • On-the-Job Injuries • we Do the Paperwork • Massage Therapy On Site Lanny Jacobs, D.C. Douglas E. Jacobsmeyer, D.C. Lori Photini Johnson, D.C. Jodi Mullen, LMP goskagit.com

• Back & Neck Pain Relief • Insurance • Medicare

• Wellness Care • Palmer, Diversified, Thompson & Activator Techniques

Thank You Skagit Valley! Free Initial Consultation

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses children’s hair. More to know:  Gary’s dad Ken opened the shop up in 1958. Over the many years, they have developed a hometown feel and have served generations of customers. In 1984, Gary took over the business and has been a mainstay of Mount Vernon ever since. They would like to thank everybody who has been faithful to Ken’s over the years.

name-brand resale. Cute, trendy clothing at a fraction of the original price. More to know:  People love our boutique because we carry junior to women’s plus sizes that are designer brands but affordable. Over half our store is under $10!

Car Dealer

Blade Chevrolet & RVs

Owners:  Mike and Scott Blade Boutique Clothing Address:  1100 Freeway Drive, Mount Store Vernon Kathy’s Upscale Resale Website:  www.bladechevy.com Owners:  Kathy L. Anderson Address:  716 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Years in business:  100 What’s offered:  New Chevrolets, used Phone number:  360-588-0237 Website:  Facebook: Kathy’s Upscale Resale vehicles, fleet and commercial, service, parts, RV center Boutique More to know:  Voted the No. 1 dealer 15 Years in business:  16 years in a row. Blade’s was the No. 1 volume Number of employees:  3 Chevy dealer north of Seattle for 2010. Services offered:  New merchandize and

Precision focus... from every angle. Serving Skagit Valley for 27 years

3 Category winner

Catering Company & Event Planning

Avenue Bistro and Catering (Bistro on Spruce ~ Place to Host a Party)

Owners:  Barbara Atterberry and Robert Atterberry Address:  676 S. Spruce St., Burlington Website:  www.cateringbyavenue.com Years in business:  7 What’s offered:  fresh food, luscious decor, boxed lunches, weddings and banquets, parties of four or thousands More to know:  Food ... everyone loves it! It’s that love of food that Avenue Catering brings to every customer. Avenue Catering’s award-winning staff creates the finest meals, whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, boxed lunches, an appetizer reception or a full-service dinner. Avenue Catering prides itself on supporting local farms, bakers and dairies. The business is a repeat winner of Best Catering Company, and it won Best New Business when it started.

Chiropractors Office Come visit us:

North Cascade Eye Associates www.ncascade.com appreciates all your support Call for an appointment today! and loyalty over the years!

(360) 755-EYES

Mount Vernon | Sedro Woolley | Stanwood

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Riverside Chiropractic

Owners:  Lannell N. Jacobs, DC; Douglas E. Jacobsmeyer, DC; Lori D. Johnson, DC Address:  2118 Riverside Drive, Suite 105, Mount Vernon Business phone:  360-424-6104 Website:  www.rschiropractic.com Number of employees:  6 Years in business:  Since 1986 Services offered:  Chiropractic care More to know:  Massage care, nutrition counseling, pain management

Computer Retail Store Best Buy

Owners:  Publicly traded Address:  1851 Marketplace Drive, Burlington Website:  www.bestbuyinc.com goskagit.com


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses Years in business:  47 What’s offered:  TV, cameras, computers, phones, music and movies, appliances More to know:  Best Buy is a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services. The Geek Squad offers computer services and accessories for residential and commercial clients.

Construction Company

Interwest Construction Company

Owner:  Eben Twaddle Address:  609 North Hill Blvd., Burlington Phone number:  360-757-7574 Website:  www.interwest.biz Years in business:  24 Number of employees:  150 Services offered:  Site Work, Mass Excavation, Utilities (Detention/Drainage/ Fire/Sanitary/Storm), Bridges, Road Work

Cosmetic / Skin Care

Years in business:  5 What’s offered:  Hair cuts, facials, body wraps and scrubs, pedicures and manicures, Owners:  Cascade Medical Group waxing, bridal service package Address:  111 S. 12th St., Ste. A, Mount More to know:  Envy salon was opened Vernon February 2007 after its owner had been Phone number:  360-336-1947 Website:  Facebook: www.cascadecosmetic. working in the industry for 12 years. Curt com; CascadesCosmeticCenter; twitter:  @ and Heather decided it would be a good project for the two of them, and they turned CascadeCosmetic out to be right. Envy body opened in 2009, Years in business:  Since 1994 enabling the business to offer a full-service Number of employees:  11 experience including hair color, keratin Services offered:  Aesthetic and color straightening, spray tanning and massage. services, skin care, injectables, body contouring, facelift, eye lift, men’s skin care.

Cascade Cosmetic Skin Care

Dental Office

Day Spa Envy

Atkinson Family Dental

Owners:  Heather and Curt Lindsey Address:  1705 E. College Way, Mount Vernon Website:  www.envysalonforhair.com

Owners:  Brandon Atkinson, DMD and Jason Kaopua, DMD Address:  727 Trail Road, Sedro-Woolley Website:  www.AtkinsonFamilyDentistry. com

North Cascade Veterinary Hospital

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses Years in business:  13 What’s offered:  General and cosmetic dentistry, extractions, root canals, implants, crowns, bridges, dentures More to know:  Atkinson Family Dentistry’s goal is to provide exceptional dentistry to all in the community. The office accepts most dental insurance, and DSHS for children and pregnant women. It also accepts Dental Care Solutions membership discounts and union dental plans. It has a new state-of-the-art facility and digitalimaging X-rays.

Department Store Macy’s

Owners:  Macy’s Inc. Address:  700 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington Website:  www.macys.coms Years in business:  154

What’s offered:  While it won for its selection of clothing, the chain also specializes in bed and bath, shoes, jewelry and watches, handbags and accessories.

More to know:  Macy’s delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers. Macy’s stores and macys.com offer distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Building on a 150year tradition, Macy’s helps strengthen communities by supporting local and

Your #1 Auto Dealer 7 9 9 1 998 14 years in a row 11999 220000012

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“We’ll be there.” Proudly Serving Skagit Valley for 99 Years Blade Chevrolet and RVs 1100 Freeway Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 10

Sales: 800-726-6949 Service: 360-424-3231 www.BladeChevy.com

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national charities that make a difference in the lives of its customers.

Donuts

Donut House

Owners:  Terry Cheng Address:  2719 Commercial Ave., Anacortes Phone number:  360-293-4053 Email:  thedonuthouse58@yahoo.com Years in business:  15 Number of employees:  6 Services offered:  Fresh donuts, hot coffee, free wi-fi

Dry Cleaner Modern Cleaners

Owners:  Brad and Linda Pickett Address:  714 E. Division St. and 215 E. Fir St., Mount Vernon Website:  www.moderncleaners.com, facebook Years in business:  24 Services offered:  Dry cleaning, shirt service, draperies, wedding gown preservation, in-house alterations and linens. More to know:  Modern Cleaners was established in 1947 and purchased by Brad and Linda Pickett in 1989. In addition to two Mount Vernon locations, Modern Cleaners offers free pickup and delivery to home or office in Anacortes, Burlington, La Conner and Mount Vernon. The company offers gentle, speedy processing of garments. The business appreciates its loyal customers, who have voted it “People’s Choice” from 2002-2012.

Florist

Hart’s Floral

Owners:  Kurt Kazda and Colleen McNight Address:  410 Commercial St., Mount Vernon Website:  www.hartfloral.com Years in business:  70 What’s offered:  Floral arrangements, gift baskets for home and business, weddings, green and blooming plants, plant baskets goskagit.com


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses More to know:  Hart’s has a talented, energetic staff and a spacious shop. The florist has won the People’s Choice award since 1996. Hart’s prides itself on being the oldest, largest and best florist in Skagit County.

Funeral Home

Lemley Funeral Home

Owners:  Rick Lemley, Doug Hutter, Chuck Ruhl (retired) Address:  1008 3rd St., Sedro-Woolley Business phone:  360-855-1288 Website:  www.lemleychapel.com Years in business:  77 Number of employees:  2 Services offered:  Funeral and cremation services, headstones, pre-paid funeral plans More to know:  Lemley is a thirdgeneration family funeral home, providing funeral services to Skagit County for over 77 years.

Furnace/Heating/Air Conditioning Store Handy’s Heating

Owners:  Bill Handy Address:  17737 State Route 536, Mount Vernon Business phone:  800-367-1359 Website:  http://handysheating.com Years in business:  21 Number of employees:  21 Services offered:  Heating and air conditioning, ductless heat pumps, fireplaces, stoves, inserts. Service, sales and repairs, on-demand water heaters; wood, gas, pellet, oil and electric stoves More to know:  Bill Handy opened his business in 1992 from his garage with a single employee. Two years later, he had 15 employees and moved to his current location.

Furniture Shop

Website:  lyonsfurniture.com Years in business:  19 Number of employees:  9 Services offered:  Furniture and mattresses More to know:  30,000 square feet, four floors, fully decorated showroom in one location; family owned.

Gift Shop

All Valley Storage & Gift

Owner:  Christine Hawkings and Darlene Hanson Address:  31687 Hwy 20 Suite 102, SedroWoolley Phone number:  360-826-6001 Website:  allvalleystorageinc.com; Facebook: All Valley Storage & Gift Years in business:  9 Number of employees:  4 Services offered:  Gift shop, self-storage and U-Haul services

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Greenhouse/Nursery Christianson’s Nursery

Owners:  John and Toni Christianson Address:  15806 Best Road, Mount Vernon Website:  http://christiansonnursery.com, facebook Years in business:  67 Services offered:  An enticing selection of common and uncommon plants. More than 550 rose varieties, rare perennials and annuals, and a vast quantity of herbs, fruit trees and berries.

THANKS FOR VOTING US THE #1 HARDWARE STORE

Your Locally Owned & Operated Hardware Store Since 1979 SEE YOUR HELPFUL HARDWARE FOLKS

Lyon’s Furniture

Owners:  Al and Linda Lyon Address:  325 S. 1st St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-336-3007

More to know:  We are located eight miles east of Sedro-Woolley on the North Cascades Highway. You can visit our shop on Facebook at All Valley Storage & Gift; we post photos all the time. We love bringing unique gifts and great prices to our shop. Enjoy a scenic drive and great prices on the things you love.

Anacortes 1720 Q Ave. Anacortes • 360.293.4977 The helpful place.

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 7am-7pm • Sat & Sun 8am-6pm www.acehardwareanacortes.com

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for your votes. 676 S. Spruce St. Burlington, WA 98233

360-755-5880

www.cateringbyavenue.com Find us on Facebook

More to know:  Christianson’s is a traditional nursery offering the most complete selection of plants in Northwest Washington. The nursery has a year-round staff of certified, professional horticulturists. Its location is surrounded by tulip fields in the spring and has a number of historic features, including an 1888 schoolhouse, an 1895 seed room and its 1946 propagation greenhouse.

Hardware Store (tie) Anacortes ACE Hardware

Owners:  Randy Burgess, Pat Strand Address:  1720 Q Ave., Anacortes; 340 Argyle Ave., Friday Harbor Phone number:  360-293-3535 Website:  www.acehardwareanacortes.com Years in business:  33 Number of employees:  42 Services offered:  Hardware store, small engine sales and service, plant nursery, Benjamin Moore paint, housewares, fishing tackle and licenses More to know:  We are your locally owned and operated Ace store since 1969.

Kaptein’s ACE Hardware

Owners:  Jeff Kaptein Address:  1420 Riverside Dr., Mount Vernon Website:  www.skagitace.com Years in business:  32 What’s offered:  Paint, lawn and garden, plumbing and electrical; garden, housewares, fish and tackle, sporting goods, marine hardware More to know:  Kaptein’s ACE Hardware is locally owned and has been serving Mount Vernon and Skagit County since 1980. The store is service driven and believes its staff offers the best help in the business. Winner of People’s Choice for nine years.

Years in business:  25 Number of employees:  6 Services offered:  We buy gold and offer custom design, in-store repairs, pearl restringing, insurance appraisals and watch repair. More to know:  Thank you for voting us “Best Jewelry Store” for the last six years! We strive to work as a team along with our master goldsmith, Jay Bowen, in creating your unique piece of jewelry. We also offer a large variety of jewelry in our showcases. We welcome you to stop by for free inspection and cleaning of your jewelry any time.

Manicure Salon Jabooda

Owners:  Kaitlyn Huynh Address:  1835 S. Burlington Blvd. #121, Burlington Years in business:  3 What’s offered:  Manicure, pedicure, CND shellac, Harmony Gelish, pink and white powder, waxing, eyelash extensions and facials More to know:  Jabooda is committed to exceptional customer service. It provides a relaxing, positive and motivational atmosphere. The staff provides the highest level of professionalism to each and every client.

Medical Facility

North Cascade Family Physicians

Address:  2116 E. Section St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-428-1700 Website:  www.ncfp.net Years in business:  27 Services offered:  General health care, including pediatric and adolescent health, women’s health/gynecology, men’s health, aging issues Jewelry Store More to know:  Family medicine or family Charles’ Fine Jewelry Owners:  Robyn Bates, Julie Mains, Bridget practice provides comprehensive care for the individual and family. Family physicians Meidinger, Stephanie Wilhonen diagnose and treat the full range of issues Address:  1775 S. Burlington Blvd., people bring to a doctor. All physicians are Burlington board certified by the American Academy of Phone number:  360-757-4367 Family Practice. Website:  www.charlesfinejewelry.com


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses Real Estate Office

haircuts, perms, special occasion styling and waxing Owners:  Wilma Louia, RE/MAX Territory More to know:  Rumours was established in 1991. We have an amazing staff with NW; John Whitney, RE/MAX Valley many years of experience and talent. We Homes support local charities and are active in Addresses:  RE/MAX Territory NW, 320 many events offering complimentary services South Burlington Blvd., Burlington; RE/ MAX Valley Homes, 823 North 4th Street, to families that are struggling. We take extreme pride in our work and appreciate Mount Vernon our customers who have made our business Websites:  www.skagitvalleyrealestate. such a success. com (RE/MAX Territory NW); www. buyingvalleyhomes.com (RE/MAX Valley Tanning Salon Homes) Beaches Tanning Salon Years in Business:  (Corporate) 39 Owners:  Jill Partridge What’s Offered:  Residential and Address:  2025 Riverside Dr. Unit A, commercial sales, rentals and property Mount Vernon management. More to know:  RE/MAX is your one-stop Phone number:  360-424-TANS real estate destination for buying, selling or Website:  www.beachestanningmv.com, renting your home or commercial property. facebook - Beaches Tanning Salon Years in business:  3.5 Our team of highly trained experts will guide you smoothly through your real estate Number of employees:  5 Services offered:  Three levels of tanning, adventure. Outstanding real estate agents. airbrush spray tanning, UV teeth whitening, Outstanding results. lotions and accessories Sporting Goods Store More to know:  We are a full-service tanning salon, open seven days a week Holiday Sports for your convenience. We are Smart Tan Owners:  Gary and Diane Steen certified in bed tanning and spray tanning, Address:  895 Nevitt Road, Burlington and we specialize in customer service and Years in business:  30 What’s offered:  Fishing, hunting, marine, helping you achieve your tanning goals. clothing and footwear More to know:  Holiday Sports is a locally Tattoo/Piercing Triumph Tattoo owned and operated business staffed by Owner:  Jason Kunz associates living in your community. The Address:  604 E. Fairhaven Ave., staff is proud to be part of a business that takes pride in addressing customer concerns Burlington Phone number:  360-755-1391 and having product knowledge. Website:  triumphtattoo.com; facebook. com/pages/Triumph-Tattoo; triumphtattoo. Styling Salon blogspot.com Rumours Hair Salon Years in business:  6 Owners:  Kim Rawlins, Tracy Guadano Number of employees:  8, (6 tattooers) (salon manager) Services offered:  Strictly tattoos, by Address:  2207 N. LaVenture, Mount appointment and walk-in. Vernon More to know:  Our artists travel Phone number:  360-424-4247 throughout the country and world to expand Facebook:  Rumours Hair Design their tattooing knowledge and skill so we Years in business:  21 Number of employees:  12 can give the people of Skagit County great Services offered:  Custom coloring, tattoos. We are open seven days a week,

RE/MAX

2012 PEOPLE’S CHOICE

WINNER BEST SPORTING GOODS 3RD TIME IN A ROW!

THANK YOU SKAGIT COUNTY for helping us “REEL IN’ the 2012 Award. We appreciate your confidence and support! —Holiday Sports Staff And thanks to our superior vendors like SHIMANO, who provide us with Award Winning gear that our customers love:

Featuring IM-7 graphite construction with technique specific actions for bass, trout, salmon, steelhead and inshore rods for trout, snook and redfish. With line capacity, construction and advanced features, the Tekota is a great solution for anglers who troll for both fresh and saltwater species. Features include palmable line counter, durability and strength. Salmon & Steelhead rods that are demanded by serious anglers. Come see the newly designed reel seats, Grade A cork handles, and an upgrade in the blank going to IM-8, making it light and sensitive.

360.757.4361 895 Nevitt Rd • Burlington Next to Skagit Arms, West of I-5 on Hwy 20


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t B usinesses feel free to come in and check us out, get tattooed, or just come by and say hi.

Thrift Store Bargains Galore

Owners:  non-profit Address:  224 Chenoweth St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-424-0908 Website:  www.bargainsgalorethrift.org Years in business:  18 Services offered:  Furniture, toys and games, clothes, electronics, books and music More to know:  Bargains Galore is a nonprofit dedicated to selling donated, tax-deductible goods received from generous people throughout the community. Profits provide financial assistance to Mount Vernon Christian School.

Travel Agency AAA Washington

Address:  1600 E. College Way, Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-428-5800 Website:  AAA.com Years in business:  10 Number of employees:  10 Services offered:  Membership; travel; auto, home and life insurance, travel store

Veterinary Clinic

veterinary services for dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets. More to know:  All of the doctors and staff at North Cascade Veterinary Hospital are honored to be chosen by our clients for this award. We work hard every day to provide exceptional care and service to all our of our two-legged and four-legged friends!

Vision Center

North Cascades Eye Associates

Owners:  Dr. Nannette Crowell, Dr. C.

North Cascade Veterinary Hospital Dan Siapco, Dr. Carlindo Pereira Owners:  Tim Howland, Jason Squibb Address:  200 Murdock St., Sedro-Woolley Phone number:  360-856-1809 Website:  www.northcascadevet.com Years in business:  34 Number of employees:  20 Services offered:  Loving, state of the art

Kathy’s Upscale Resale Boutique Voted BEST BOUTIQUE CLOTHING STORE

• New Merchandise • Designer Resale • Pre-Teen to Plus Sizes • Weekly Specials • Celebrating 16 years

716 Commercial • 360-588-0237 • Anacortes

Lemley Chapel would like to thank everyone that voted us Skagit County’s Best Funeral Chapel for 2012.

Address:  2100 Little Mountain Lane, Mount Vernon; 2131 Hospital Drive, SedroWoolley Phone number:  360-416-6735; 360-6294180 Website:  www.ncascade.com, www. facebook.com/2020forever Years in business:  27 Number of employees:  45 Services offered:  iLASIK; Visian ICL (implantable contact lens); cataract, cornea, and eyelid consultations and surgeries; comprehensive eye exams; full-service optical and lab; custom contact lenses. More to know:  North Cascades Eye Associates delights in bringing the latest technological advances to every aspect of your vision. From utilizing high-tech medical imaging to precise electronic measurements for glasses to blade-free LASIK, our team of award-winning doctors, specialists and technicians ensures your eyes receive the highest quality of care possible.

– Rick Lemley, Doug Hutter & Chuck Ruhl – 1008 Third St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 www.lemleychapel.com – Office: 360-855-1288 14

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People’s Choice 2012

Best Food & Drink 2

Category winner

Baked Goods/ Dessert Specialties & Breakfast Spot

Barbecue

Chinese Restaurant

Reverie BBQ

Hong Kong Restaurant

Calico Cupboard Café & Bakery

Owners:  Linda Freed, owner; Brenda Schmidt, general manager Address:  121 B Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon; 901 Commercial Ave., Anacortes; 720 S. First St., La Conner Phone number:  360-336-3107 Website:  www.calicocupboardcafe.com Years in business:  31 Number of employees:  120 What’s offered:  Award-winning specialty cafe and famous made-from-scratch bakery goods. Products made from scratch using natural, organic, fresh, unprocessed produce and ingredients. Vegetarian fare, plus gluten-free and heart-healthy options. More to know:  Gluten-free options include breakfasts, lunches, select baked goods and two breads:  country white and whole-grain goodness. At our Mount Vernon location, we offer our upstairs mezzanine for small and large group meetings and private parties, free of charge with purchase of meals. The private room seats 14, the mezzanine seats 50. goskagit.com

Owners:  Matt and Cheryl Kaufman Address:  1300 S. 2nd St., Mount Vernon Website:  www.reveriebbq.com Years in business:  12 catering, 6 restaurant What’s offered:  Pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and chicken, homemade sides More to know:  Reverie offers awardwinning barbecue, fantastic soups and side items, and generous portions. It also offers a variety of menu options for catering your event for 50 to 500 people. By supporting Reverie, you also support its outreach. The restaurant serves free meals at the end of every month.

Best Oysters

Blau Oyster Co., Inc.

Owners:  Paul Blau Address:  11321 Blue Heron Road, Samish Island Phone number:  360-766-6171 Website:  http://blauoyster.com Years in business:  78 Services offered:  Oysters in the shell, shucked meats, live crab in season, manila steamers, pickled herring, frozen scallops, prawns More to know:  For more than 75 years, Blau Oyster Company has farmed Pacific oysters in Samish Bay. Year after year the business plants, tends and harvests its crops on a broad strip of land between high and low tides.

Owner:  Xin Ze Luo Address:  1300 Riverside Dr., Mount Vernon Years in business:  13 What’s offered:  Szechuan, Cantonese, American cuisine, sports bar More to know:  Hong Kong Restaurant uses the freshest meats and vegetables, vegetable oil and no MSG. The restaurant is known for fast, friendly service and a great value at lunchtime; party trays for all occasions; and a great family dining atmosphere. Our fullservice bar draws a lot of repeat customers.

Coffee Shop/Espresso Stand & Lunch Spot

2 Category

Hottie Tottie Deli

Owners:  Kerrie Lyn Thomas winner Address:  479 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley Years in business:  3 What’s offered:  Catering, delivery, espresso, deli sandwiches More to know:  Hottie Tottie offers fresh, local, natural and organic products. The deli makes box lunches, custom sandwiches and homemade specialty soups. Bakery items are fresh and homemade. Gluten-free bread is available.

Family Restaurant Red Robin

Owner:  J.J. Schutza, general manager Address:  1075 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington Website:  www.redrobin.com Years in business:  22 What’s offered:  Hamburgers, fries, milkshakes and more More to know:  Red Robin strives every day to make great food with unbridled connections to every guest.

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t food & drink Fine Dining Max Dales

Owners:  Danny Pickering and Paul Pickering Address:  2030 Riverside Drive, Mount Vernon Website:  www.maxdales.com Years in business:  62 What’s offered:  Great steaks, prime rib and seafood; extensive menu; daily specials; cozy lounge; friendly service More to know:  Max Dales offers a warm atmosphere with private booths. Daily happy-hour specials in the martini lounge. Reservations accepted.

2 Category winner

Hamburger Restaurant & Sunday Brunch Bob’s Burgers and Brew

Owners:  Jon Rickert, Mike Duffy, Jay Duffy, Jim Duffy Address:  9394 Old Hwy. 99 North, Burlington Website:  www.bobsburgersandbrew.com Years in business:  8 What’s offered:  Full-service restaurant and lounge; breakfast, lunch, dinner, Sunday brunch; salads, sandwiches, burgers, steaks and fish; beer on tap and liquor More to know:  Originating in Whatcom County, Bob’s is a fast-growing chain of 12 restaurants with locations that include Tulalip, Everett and eastern Washington.

• Dine In • Take Out • Catering Thanks for your continuing support! You are supporting Reverie Outreach & your community.

1300 S. 2nd St • Mount Vernon • (360) 419-8BBQ (8227) www.reveriebbq.com

THANKS for selecting us

BEST APPLIANCE STORE

Bob’s offers high-quality burgers, fast and friendly service, and a welcoming atmosphere.

Italian Restaurant Il Granaio

Owners:  Alberto and Jennifer Candivi Address:  100 E. Montgomery St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-419-0674 Website:  www.granaio.com and www. ilgranaiorestaurant.blogspot.com. Years in business:  12 Services offered:  Fresh pasta and ravioli made in-house daily. Cooking classes led by Master Chef Alberto Candivi. Gluten-free options. Happy hour 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Daily four-course Sunset Special dinner for $15.95. More to know:  Located in Mount Vernon’s Old Town Grainery Building, Il Granaio features a warm, inviting atmosphere that can accommodate parties, meetings, a relaxing lunch or an intimate dinner. The restaurant won first place in KING5’s Best of Western Washington for 2010.

Japanese Restaurant Sakura Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Owners:  Alex Kim Address:  1830 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington Website:  www.sakuraburlington.com Years in business:  5 What’s offered:  Full restaurant and bar includes steak and sushi More to know:  Sakura offers a fun-filled environment for family and friends. Fresh sushi, tender steak and lively entertainment. Great drinks from sake to martinis.

Mexican Restaurant Lorenzo’s

293-5129 • 1820 Commercial Ave. • Anacortes

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Owners:  Laura and Lorenzo Velasco Address:  2121 E. College Way, Mount Vernon; 902 Highway 20, Sedro-Woolley; 190 Bakerview Road, Bellingham Website:  www.lorenzosmexicanrestaurant.com goskagit.com


People’s Choice 2012 B e s t food & drink Years in business:  8 What’s offered:  Family-oriented ambience and great-tasting Mexican food. More to know:  Founded by a traditional Mexican family to bring a little authentic Mexican flavor to Skagit County. Lorenzo’s priority is to create delicious meals and provide great customer service.

Burlington Website:  www.trainwreckbar.com Years in business:  5 What’s offered:  quality food, icy cold beverages, friendly service, local owners and loyal customers More to know:  Warm, cozy atmosphere from the brick walls to the rough-hewn rustic tables. Unpretentious yet upscale, Pizza restaurant with excellent food that keeps people Pizza Factory coming back. Great place to grab a quick Owners:  Ron Ray, Dylan Ray bite or a leisurely meal. The extensive menu Address:  3219 Commercial Ave., Anacortes caters to all tastes. The Train Wreck offers Phone number:  360-293-1000 live music and excellent entertainment year Website:  anacortes.pizzafactory.com round. Years in business:  23 Number of employees:  12 Thai Restaurant Services offered:  Pride in serving our Thai House guests the finest pizza, pasta, sandwiches and Owners:  Denny Sritong salad bar with the freshest ingredients. Address:  616 S. First St., Mount Vernon More to know:  In 1989, the first Pizza Factory in the state opened in Anacortes. Times have changed, but the Ray family still makes our own pizza dough and sauces to ensure quality and freshness.

Phone number:  360-336-2966 Services offered:  Thai cuisine More to know:  Thai House offers fresh, high-quality ingredients carefully selected to ensure extraordinary flavors.

Vegetarian / Health Food Skagit Valley Food Coop

Owners:  Community owned non-profit Address:  202 St. 1st St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-336-5087 Website:  skagitfoodcoop.com Years in business:  39 Services offered:  Natural grocery, produce, health and beauty, cheese, meat, deli More to know:  The Food Coop believes in good, clean food and following buying guidelines to stock.

  

Seafood Restaurant

Anthony’s Restaurant at Cap Sante Boat Haven Owners:  Budd Gould Address:  1207 Q Ave., Anacortes Website:  www.anthonys.com Years in business:  2 (Anacortes location) What’s offered:  Fresh Northwest seafood complemented by fresh local produce, Northwest wines and microbrews More to know:  Located on the waterfront, Anthony’s at Cap Sante Boat Haven serves lunch and dinner daily, as well as happy hour and Sunday lunch with breakfast items. Banquets and private dining available for 24. Two outside decks. Anthony’s owns and operates a wholesale seafood company to ensure the finest, highest-quality fresh seafood.

Tavern / Lounge / Pub TrainWreck Bar & Grill

Best Lunch Spot Best Coffee/Espresso Stand

      ! Hours: Monday 7ish - 4 • Tuesday - Saturday 7 - 4 • Closed Sunday 360-855-1474 • 479 Metcalf Street, Sedro-Woolley

Voted Best Tanning Salon A Warm Tropical Thank You to All our Fans!

(360) 424-8267 2025 Riverside Drive Mount Vernon, WA 98273 www.beachestanningmv.com

Owners:  Nick Crandall Address:  427 E. Fairhaven Ave., goskagit.com

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People’s Choice 2012

Best People & Places Accountant

John R. Brown, CPA

of Accountants and the Skagit/Island Counties Builders Association.

Owners:  John R. Brown Address:  1129 Riverside Drive, Suite B, Mount Vernon Years in business:  37
 Services offered:  Financial statements, compilation and review, audits, business startup and planning, financial planning, retirement and estate planning, pension plans, tax return preparation, payroll service, certified QuickBooks pro advisor, software training on QuickBooks and more More to know:  John Brown’s professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Washington Association

Attorney Brock Stiles

Owners:  Brock D. Stiles of Stiles & Stiles, Inc., P.S. Address:  925 Metcalf St., Sedro-Woolley Phone number:  360-855-0131 Website:  www.stilesandstiles.com Years in business:  26 Number of employees:  7 Services offered:  Legal services on worker’s compensation, Social Security disability, estate planning and probate. More to know:  Married to Katherine Stiles; two children - Sarah and Jonathon. Member of Sedro-Woolley Rotary, Club

President 2007-08, Rotary District 5050 Assistant Governor 2009-12, Board of Directors, Sedro-Woolley Schools Foundation; President, Board of Directors, Boys & Girls Clubs of Skagit County, 201112.

Financial Consultant Timothy Price, Edward Jones

Owners:  Timothy U. Price Address:  1616 N. 18th St., # 140, Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-424-0366 Website:  www.edwardjones.com Years in business:  13 More to know:  Tim helps his clients recognize their goals and how to achieve them. Client service is a priority. Whether

“Thank you for voting me Best Insurance Agent for 9 years in a row!

Keith Sorestad, Agent 820 Township St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 360-855-1831 www.ksorestad.com

9 TIME WINNER! “Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.”® State Farm Insurance Companies • Home Offices: Bloomington, Illinois

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t people & places you are an individual investor or a participant in a company retirement plan, Tim is ready to assist you with college funds for kids, achieving a dream or planning for retirement.

Insurance Agent Keith Sorestad

Owners:  Keith Sorestad Address:  820 Township St., Sedro-Woolley Phone number:  360-855-1831 Website:  www.ksorestad.com Years in business:  36 Number of employees:  5 Services offered:  Multi-line insurance and financial services agency. More to know:  The people of Skagit County have voted Keith Sorestad at State Farm the Best Insurance Agent nine years in a row. Keith and his team of five fully licensed agents meet customers’ financial needs and offer auto, home, life and business insurance.

Photographer

Sweetpea Memories Photography

Owner:  Shannon Meadows Address:  1007 Sterling St., Sedro-Woolley Website:  www.sweetpeamemories.com Years in business:  5 What’s offered:  Portraits for maternity, newborn, children, graduates and families. Free sessions to cancer patients, military deployments and homecomings. Event photography. Affordable Birthday Club for newborn to 18. Boudoir sessions. More to know:  Sweetpea Memories loves capturing memories to last a lifetime. The business provides more than just great images; it offers a unique creation to represent your family’s story, to be shared for generations to come.

Website:  www.ncfp.net Years in business:  20 Services offered:  Family practice More to know:  One of six physicians performing Obstetrics at North Cascades Family Physicians, delivering babies and treating children.

Bed & Breakfast Katy’s Inn

Owners:  Cindy and David Tracey Address:  503 S. 3rd, La Conner Website:  www.katysinn.com Years in business:  28 Services offered:  Bed and breakfast More to know:  Katy’s Inn has been voted Best Bed and Breakfast in Skagit County for four years running. Located in the heart of La Conner, this four-room B&B offers private baths, great breakfasts, a view of the channel and a hot tub — all within walking distance to town.

Business Conference Facility Best Western CottonTree

Owners:  David Petersen Address:  2300 Market St., Mount Vernon Website:  www.cottontreeinns.com Years in business:  27 What’s offered:  An event and meeting space with full-service catering More to know:  CottonTree offers 10,000 square feet of space for events or meetings. Five rooms can accommodate groups of up

to 400 people. Chef on duty. CottonTree prides itself on treating every client as an individual and looks forward to helping create the perfect event.

Golf Course (TIE) Avalon Golf Links

Owners:  Ron Hass Address:  19345 Kelleher Road, Burlington Website:  www.avalonlinks.com Years in business:  22 What’s offered:  27-hole golf course, pro shop, affordable golf memberships, tournaments, golf outings More to know:  One of the most unique and beautiful public golf courses in the state of Washington. Overlooking the picturesque Skagit Valley and offering panoramic views of the Olympic and Cascade ranges, Avalon boasts three exceptional 9-hole layouts that together make up one of Washington’s finest golf experiences.

Eaglemont Golf & Country Club

Address:  4800 Eaglemont Golf Phone number:  360-424-0800 Website:  facebook:  Eaglemont Golf Club; twitter: @EaglemontGolf Years in business:  20 Services offered:  Eaglemont Bar & Grill, banquet hall, conference center, wedding facilities. More to know:  Pro shop, fitness center, 18-hole championship quality public golf

Physician

Roger Estep, MD

Owner:  North Cascade Family Physicians Address:  2116 E. Section St., Mount Vernon Phone number:  360-428-1700 goskagit.com

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t people & places course and a world-class events venue; great views of Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains. 10th-rated course in Washington state.

Hotel/Motel Hampton Inn

Owners:  Dan Mitzel, Colonel Betz, Don DeBode Address:  1860 S. Burlington Blvd., Burlington Website:  www.burlingtonsuites. hamptoninn.com Years in business:  6 What’s offered:  Satisfaction guaranteed, complimentary breakfast, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, meeting spaces, Sakura Japanese steakhouse/sushi bar More to know:  Clean rooms, friendly service, comfortable surroundings. Come in

and meet the Hampton Inn’s award-winning More to know:  McIntyre Hall serves the region with quality cultural, educational hotel team, and experience Skagit Valley and entertainment opportunities. From hospitality. international artists to homegrown Performing Arts talent, McIntyre presents more than 100 performances throughout the year. It serves Center as a space for a variety of business and McIntyre Hall Owners:  Skagit Regional Public Facilities social gatherings. The hall’s mission is to be a catalyst for artistic vitality by hosting, District presenting and creating arts and educational Address:  2501 E. College Way, Mount opportunities that enrich, inspire and Vernon entertain. Phone number:  360-424-7622 Website:  www.mcintyrehall.org Place to Exercise Services offered:  Arts and cultural events, Riverside Health Club ticketing sales, facility rental with multiple Owners:  Karen Westra and Denise Skelton spaces for a variety of events:  concerts, Address:  2225 Riverside Drive, Mount theater, lectures, conferences, receptions, Vernon dinners, auctions, reunions, weddings, etc. Website:  www.riversidehealthclub.com

Best Accountant

Thank you for voting us a

9 time winner!

John R. Brown C E R T I F I E D P U B L I C A C C O U N TA N T S

Achieving the next level John R. Brown, CPA, PFS 1129 Riverside Dr. Ste B • Mount Vernon • 336-6511

Years in business:  42 What’s offered:  Weekly 80+ group and water fitness class, private and group personal training, women’s only gym, TRX suspension training studio, racquetball, kid’s club More to know:  Riverside Health offers a broad range of services, making the club a comfortable place for anyone to exercise. Members enjoy access to the pools, a women’s only gym, weight rooms, a racquetball court and three group fitness studios.

Place to Host a Party (TIE)

Bistro on Spruce

(Avenue Bistro and Catering) Owners:  Barbara winner Atterberry and Robert Atterberry Address:  676 S. Spruce St., Burlington Website:  www.cateringbyavenue.com Years in business:  7 What’s offered:  fresh food, luscious decor, boxed lunches, weddings and banquets, parties of four or thousands More to know:  Food ... everyone loves it!

3 Category

A Big Thank You to all our fans

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t people & places It’s that love of food that Avenue Catering brings to every customer. Avenue Catering’s award-winning staff creates the finest meals, whether you are planning a breakfast meeting, boxed lunches, an appetizer reception or a full-service dinner. Avenue Catering prides itself on supporting local farms, bakers and dairies. The business is a repeat winner of Best Catering Company, and it won Best New Business when it started.

Longhorn Saloon

Owners:  Steve Mains Address:  574 Cains Court, Bow Phone number:  360-766-6330 Services offered:  Beer, burgers, oysters, live music, dancing More to know:  The Longhorn Saloon, a lively Edison watering hole, serves great beer, burgers and oysters. An outside seating area is available next to a scenic slough. Live dance music Saturday and Sunday nights by local musicians.

Website:  www.ConwayMuse.com, www. facebook/conwaymuse Years in business:  7 Number of employees:  5 Services offered:  Skagit County’s event destination place. Friendly eclectic ambience offering excellent food and drink. A home for live music in our intimate parlor, and upstairs in the large Renaissance Room for national talent and dances. A popular rental facility for private parties, weddings, classes and rehearsals. More to know:  The Muse is a large barn Live Music Venue built in 1915 by Scandinavian immigrant, Conway Muse originally a dairy barn, then for the storage Owners:  Elfa Gisla and Tom Richardson of hay, and later as an auction barn. In Address:  18444 Spruce/Main Street, at the 2005, Elfa and Tom restored this structure very west end of Main Street. P.O. Box 336, from floors to roof, and created a beautifully Conway, WA 98238 warm incarnation of this fine old barn. Patrons often tell us they feel the Muse is Phone number:  360-445-3000 Address:  614 S. First St., La Conner Website:  www.laconnerseafood.com Years in business:  26 Services offered:  Full-service waterfront dining featuring fresh seafood and prime rib, banquets, catering, full lounge, private parties, weddings More to know:  Casual dining with friendly service on a waterfront location. Fresh and local ingredients. Great steaks and prime rib. On-site banquet rooms and offsite catering with the same high standards.

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Owners:  Jason and Kari Vandenbosch Address:  614 S. First St., La Conner Website:  www.laconnerseafood.com Years in business:  26 Services offered:  Full-service waterfront dining featuring fresh seafood and prime rib, banquets, catering, full lounge, private parties, weddings More to know:  Casual dining with friendly service on a waterfront location. Fresh and local ingredients. Great steaks and prime rib. On-site banquet rooms and offsite catering with the same high standards.

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Voted Best Girls Getaway in WA by Evening Magazine

503 South 3rd LaConner, Wa Reservations online at www.katysinn.com or call 360.466.9909

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People’s Choice 2012 B e s t people & places where magic happens. Our mission is simply to support inspiration for the Arts in our community.

The museum’s programming is fun for all ages. Parents and grandparents can learn alongside their children.

Museum

Performing Arts Group

Children’s Museum of Skagit County

Owners:  Nonprofit Address:  In Cascade Mall, 550 Cascade Mall Drive, Burlington Website:  www.skagitchildrensmuseum.net Years in business:  10 What’s offered:  Educational entertainment, hands-on learning, family memberships, birthday parties, special events, field trips More to know:  The Children’s Museum of Skagit County is a place children can truly be free — to learn, play and just have fun in a low-tech, hands-on environment.

live theater performances for children, teenagers and young adults, a summer arts camp, as well as audition workshops for spring and fall productions.

META

Owners:  META Address:  P.O. Box 2548, Mount Vernon Phone number:  800-461-6860 Website:  www.metaperformingarts.org, Facebook:  Meta Performing Arts Years in business:  15 Number of employees:  1 Services offered:  Multicultural educational theatre arts More to know:  META (Multicultural Educational Theatre Arts) is a local nonprofit now in its 15th season. We offer

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Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt......................4, 6

Best Businesses Antique Store Nasty Jack’s Antiques..................................6 Appliance Store (TIE) Judd & Black / Dave’s Anaco......................6

Event Planning Avenue Catering..........................................8

Hamburger Restaurant Bob’s Burger and Brews............................16

Florist Hart’s Floral................................................10

Italian Restaurant Il Granaio...................................................16

Funeral Home Lemley Funeral Chapel..............................11

Japanese Restaurant Sakura........................................................16

Furnace/Heating/AC Store Handy’s Heating........................................11

Lunch Spot Hottie Tottie...............................................15

Furniture Store Lyon’s Furniture........................................11

Mexican Restaurant Lorenzo’s....................................................16

Gift Shop All Valley Storage & Gift...........................11

Pizza Restaurant Pizza Factory (x2)......................................17

Greenhouse/Nursery Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse......11

Seafood Restaurant Anthony’s - Cap Sante Boat Haven...........17

Hardware Store Ace Hardware Anacortes, Kaptein’s Ace Hardware....................................................12

Sunday Brunch Bob’s Burger and Brews............................16

Jewelry Store Charles’ Fine Jewelry.................................12 Manicure Salon Jabooda.......................................................12 Medical Facility North Cascade Family Physician...............12

Tavern/Lounge/Pub TrainWreck................................................17 Thai Restaurant Thai House.................................................17 Vegetarian/Health Food Skagit Valley Food Coop............................17

Real Estate Office RE/MAX (x2).............................................13

Best people & places

Sporting Goods / Outdoor Store Holiday Sports............................................13

Accountant John R. Brown, CPA.................................18

Styling Salon Rumours Hair Salon..................................13

Attorney Brock Stiles................................................18

Auto Repair/Body Shop Avon Allen Body Shop................................7

Tanning Salon Beaches......................................................13

Financial Consultant Tim Price...................................................18

Bank/Financial Institution Skagit State Bank.........................................7

Tattoo/Piercing Triumph Tattoo.........................................13

Insurance Agent Keith Sorestad............................................19

Barber Shop Ken’s............................................................7

Thrift Store Bargain’s Galore.........................................14

Photographer Sweetpea Photography..............................19

Boutique Clothing Store Kathy’s Upscale Resale................................8

Travel Agency AAA...........................................................14

Physician Roger Estep................................................19

Car Dealer Blade Chevrolet...........................................8

Veterinary Clinic North Cascade Veterinary Hospital...........14

Bed & Breakfast Katy’s Inn...................................................19

Catering Company Avenue Catering..........................................8

Vision Center North Cascade Eye Associates...................14

Business Conference Facility Best Western CottonTree..........................19

Chiropractors Office Riverside Chiropractic.................................8

Best food & drink

Art Gallery/Custom Framing Wilson’s Picture Framing.............................6 Assisted Living/Retirement Community Mountain Glen.............................................6

Computer Retail Store Best Buy.......................................................8

Golf Course (TIE) Avalon / Eaglemont....................................19

Baked Goods / Dessert Specialties Calico Cupboard Café & Bakery...............15

Hotel/Motel Hampton Inn.............................................20 Performing Arts Center McIntyre Hall.............................................20

Construction Company Interwest Construction Company...............9

Barbecue Reverie BBQ..............................................15

Cosmetic / Skin Care Cascade Cosmetic Skin Care.......................9

Best Oysters Blau Oyster................................................15

Day Spa Envy.............................................................9

Breakfast Spot Calico Cupboard Café & Bakery...............15

Place to Host a Party (TIE) Bistro on Spruce / Longhorn Saloon / LaConner Seafood and Prime Rib.............20

Dentist Office Atkinson Family Dental...............................9

Chinese Restaurant Hong Kong.................................................15

Wedding/Reception Facility LaConner Seafood and Prime Rib.............21

Department Store Macy’s........................................................10

Coffee Shop/Espresso Stand Hottie Tottie...............................................15

Live Music Venue Conway Muse............................................21

Donuts Donut House..............................................10

Family Restaurant Red Robin..................................................15

Museum Children’s Museum of Skagit County.......22

Dry Cleaner Modern Cleaners........................................10

Fine Dining Max Dales...................................................16

Performing Arts Group META.........................................................22

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Place to Exercise Riverside Health Club................................20

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People's Choice | December 2012  

A keepsake magazine announcing Skagit County's favorite businesses, restaurants, venues, service providers and more!

People's Choice | December 2012  

A keepsake magazine announcing Skagit County's favorite businesses, restaurants, venues, service providers and more!