Business briefs

Cottage Company closing
The Cottage Company Gift Store continues its closing event, with prices at 30 percent off until May 7. Call 683-7278.

Lavender Growers host new site
The Sequim Lavender Growers Association (SLGA), which produces and manages the Sequim Lavender Festival®, July 15-17, has opened its new website at www.
The site has links to Facebook, Twitter and e-mail, and easier interfacing with Smart Phones, iPADs and Tablets.
“We recently welcomed OlyPen in Sequim as part of Team Lavender for our service needs,” said SLGA president Terry Stolz.

Mother’s Day portraits available

Reservations are available for Mother’s Day portraits to be taken on May 7-8 at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim, by professional photographer Iantha Frazer.
Each “mother” will receive an 8-inch by 10-inch portrait and a disk with the digital negative.
The price is $40, no refunds given. Call 681-2827.

Spring decking event is Friday
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company hosts a spring decking event from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 6, at 1601 S. “C” St., Port Angeles.
Attendees can learn about composite decking materials; meet experienced deck builders from Burdick Construction, A Dependable Contractor, Northwest Builders, Hathaway Construction and NW Structures. Bring deck project ideas and questions, and enter to win prizes and receive a coupon for $100 off decking materials.
Call 457-8581 or visit
The Home Depot plans ‘Mayhem’ event

The Home Depot holds its second annual Mayhem event, with games, food, workshops and prizes, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the  Sequim store, 1145 W. Washington St.
Free WA-CHIPS Child Identification kits by the Sequim Masonic Lodge and free water testing are available. For more information, call 582-1620.

Sea Breeze Market sets hours
Sea Breeze Market, at the corner of Third Avenue and Washington Street, will be open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays-Sundays beginning Friday, May 6.
Vendors offer products and services. Call 808-8363.

Peninsula Heat talks home care
Peninsula Heat offers presentations about heating the home Friday-Saturday, May 6-7, at 782 Kitchen Dick Road, Sequim.
Topics include ductless heat pumps, repairing and replacing the old system, how to program a thermostat, building a home and deciding between radiant, forced air and ductless heat pumps.
Presentations are scheduled throughout both days. Call 681-3333.

An ‘Opulent Evening’ on tap
The Opulent Evening showcases and sells creations by peninsula artists 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at The Lodge at Sherwood Village, 660 W. Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.
Items available include fiber arts, glass, jewelry, painting, mixed media and photography.
Burning Down the House Creative Collective, a local group of art businesses dedicated to encouraging education, positive professionalism and creating inclusive opportunities, produces the event.
E-mail, visit www.Opulent, or call 460-3023.

V.I.P. lunches
Common Sense Nutritional Therapy sponsors a V.I.P. lunch noon-1 p.m. Fridays at The Dove’s Nest, 139 W. Washington St., Sequim.
The lunch is made from raw and living foods. A health tip or opportunity to take classes will be presented.
Reservations are required. The cost is $7. Call 683-8252.

Free melanoma screenings

Free melanoma skin cancer screenings are available through May at Paragon Dermatology, 558 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.
Dr. Agnieszka Niemeyer and her staff will conduct the screenings, which take about 10 minutes. Call 681-6900.

McComb seminar to host pests panel
McComb Gardens invites gardeners to bring questions and plant samples to a free panel on “Controlling Pests — Plant Health” at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at 751 McComb Road, Sequim.
Panelists include Neil Burkhardt, certified professional horticulturist, certified arborist, pesticide licensee and McComb Gardens co-owner; Bill Wrobel, certified nursery professional and licensed horticulturist; and Gordon Clark, certified professional horticulturist, certified arborist and owner of Clark Horticultural Inc. Call 681-2827.

Blanchard a finalist for Small Business award

Mindi R. Blanchard, founder and president of Bridge Builders, Ltd., was nominated for the SBA Small Business Person of the Year Award for Washington. Blanchard was a finalist among some much larger and more established businesses. She was honored at the 10th annual SBA Small Business Awards Gala on April 21.



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