Business briefs, Sept. 7, 2011

JACE kicks off ‘Everything But Food’ drive
JACE The Real Estate Company holds its sixth annual Everything But Food Drive benefitting local food banks through Sept 9.
Donations of new unopened toiletry items such as shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, disposable diapers, baby wipes, toilet paper and paper towels, as well as pet food and supplies, will be accepted during business hours at JACE’s offices in Port Angeles, 1234 E. Front St., and Sequim, 761 N. Sequim Ave.
For more information, call 452-1210 or visit for an extensive list of needed items.

‘Concierge’ offers estate services

North Star Concierge, LLC now provides estate organization and assistance services to help with the hands-on issues involved in settling an estate. For more information about these and other services, call 360-797-1217 or e-mail North Star Concierge, a bonded and insured business, is locally owned by Catherine Van Os and Vicki Anderson.

‘Wine Soiree’ planned for Saturday
Wind Rose Cellar, 155 W. Cedar St., Sequim, hosts a wine soiree with music and food from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at its tasting room patio. There is a cover charge. Call 360-358-5469.  

Nelson wins OMC’s raffle

Debbie Nelson, Olympic Medical Center’s lab operations manager, is the OMC Auxiliary Gift Shop Baggallini Daytripper raffle winner. The shop is the exclusive Baggallini dealer in Port Angeles. Proceeds from the raffle help support Olympic Medical Center. For more information on how to be part of the OMC Auxiliary Gift Shop team, call Kathy Coombes at 565-9110.

Philips to publish COHO Magazine

Black Ball Ferry Line has selected Philips Publishing Group as the publisher of record for the annual COHO Magazine, featuring a new four-color format.
Philips is known for Clipper Vacations and Catalina Express magazines, as well as other publications. Black Ball and Clipper Navigation will offer a combination package for those wishing to advertise in both COHO and Clipper Vacations magazines.

Olympic Restaurant Equipment holds annual sale

Olympic Restaurant Equipment Inc. holds its annual parking lot and storewide sale from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday,
Sept. 9, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The entire store will be on sale, along with used shelving, clearance items and savings on Turbo Air refrigeration ordered during the sale. The store is at 51 Dryke Road, Sequim. Call 582-1050.

Learn wire-wrap jewelry-making

R&T Crystals, 158 E. Bell St., Sequim, offers a class in wire-wrap jewelry from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14. The class is taught by designer Paulette Hill and limited to five people. Call Rick at 681-5087 for information, cost and preregistration.

Sequim Health and Rehabilitation rated deficiency free

Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, 650 W. Hemlock St., recently has completed its standard survey for compliance with state and federal regulations and was found to be deficiency free. Nursing homes are inspected annually and a deficiency-free survey is earned by a very small percentage of health centers. In a complex regulatory environment with incredibly high standards, Sequim Health and Rehabilitation has shown extraordinary effort to meet and exceed those standards.

Land trust hosts online auction

North Olympic Land Trust, the land conservation nonprofit, hosts its annual online auction, featuring items donated in honor of the final StreamFest. Items include gift certificates to Lake Crescent Lodge and Hurricane Ridge Lodge and silk paintings by Karen Sistek. For more information, visit or

Salal permits to go on sale

Permit sales for salal begin in September. Permits are issued from the Forks, Quinault and Quilcene offices during business hours on the following dates: today, Sept. 7, Nov. 2, Jan. 4 and Feb. 29. Cost is $150 for two months.
For more information, call Chris Dowling at 360-956-2272.

Lowering the age of ‘seniors’
The Golden Crafts Shop, a nonprofit organization selling the handicrafts of local seniors, has adopted a lower age for contributors to its consignment shop.  
If you are at least 50 years old, make handicrafts of any type and would like to make some extra money, contact the Golden Crafts Shop at 457-0509. The store is at 112C S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles.

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