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- posted Oct 3, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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Business owner Vanda Coleman is dancing her way to a new location in downtown Oak Harbor. Her store, Fantasia Boutique, moved to 665 Southeast Pioneer Way two weeks ago, and Coleman is excited to be there. “At the old location, we were upstairs and it wasn’t working,” Coleman said. “We wanted to make sure everyone could reach us.” The boutique supplies island residents with quality dance equipment, such as shoes, practice wear, performance outfits and more.
As pretty as some birdhouses go, the ones that make Mike Dessert cuckoo are those outfitted with a tiny stick poking out of the front. “If you ever see a birdhouse that has a perch, it’s not a real birdhouse,” Dessert said. “You don’t find perches around cavity holes in the wild. There’s a reason for that. It’s so predatory birds don’t eat the young birds.
Koetje Real Estate has come a long way from its beginnings in 1942. After selling his Crescent Harbor farm to the Navy in 1940, Neil Koetje started the first real estate and insurance offices in Oak Harbor. After passing down through the family for more than 60 years, including long-time Oak Harbor mayor Al Koetje, the real estate business recently split and sold half of the agency to Rick Schutte, a broker with the agency since 1995.