Business briefs

Winery ‘art talk’
Wind Rose Cellars hosts an “Art Talk” from 6-7:30 p.m. Friday, March 23.
Mary Franchini’s Monday Art Group discusses the art on display at Wind Rose Cellars. Light appetizers and wine by the glass are available.

Seminar teaches vegetable gardening
Bill Wrobel, former licensed horticulturist and certified nursery professional, presents a free seminar on growing a vegetable garden at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim. The talk covers site selection, soils, seeds and plant care, as well as building a self-watering container. Limited space; arrive early.

Learn the homebuying process

Prospective homeowners can take a free two-part Homebuyer Education Class from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, March 27 and March 29, at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave. Sponsored by the nonprofit agency Homeward Bound, the class includes the current ins and outs of the process. The two classes fulfill HUD requirements for a certificate required for programs such as Washington State House Key Bond loans, USDA, Habitat for Humanity and USDA Rural Development loans. Call Homeward Bound to register at 360-460-5533, 360-565-2068 or e-mail

Massage practitioner joins Morningstar Skin Care
Morningstar Skin Care & Waxing owner Tonya Wright welcomes Tanya Hull, LMP, to Morningstar’s location at 271 S. Seventh Ave., in Sequim. Hull, whose business is named The Body Shop, offers massage therapy and Zumba classes and is a Zija nutritional representative. Call Wright at 360-775-1701 for Morningstar Skin Care services; call Hull at 360-640-1681 for The Body Shop services.

McComb Gardens extends hours

McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim, began spring hours March 19. The nursery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day, with new plants arriving daily. Call 681-2728 or visit Also, Amber Hoffman-Golding has joined the staff at McComb Gardens as a customer representative, greeter/cashier. She will take the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association’s certified horticulturist exam in the fall.

Area designer takes top awards

Alicia Brewin, principal designer of Alicia Interiors in Port Angeles, took first and second place in the Best Kitchen Design category at the 13th annual NW Design Awards on March 8 at the Seattle Design Center. One of Brewin’s designs also will be featured in the upcoming Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen and Bath Special Issue. Call Alicia Interiors at 452-0800.

Guardian continuing education conference
Bridge Builders Ltd. again sponsors its Certified Professional Continuing Education Conference Tuesday-Wednesday, March 27-28, at the Kitsap Conference Center, 100 Washington Ave., in Bremerton.
Speakers from Sequim are Phil Castell of Castell Insurance; Bob Spinks of KSQM Radio; and Arthur Buhrer of Cliff Mortgage.
The conference is open to all and may be attended in its entirety, for one-day or by individual session. Register by Friday, March 16, to avoid the late registration fee. For a brochure, call 683-8334, e-mail or visit

Everwarm offers masonry heaters
Everwarm Hearth & Home in Port Angeles has been awarded the Empire Masonry Heater dealership for Northwest Washington. The clean-burning thermal mass heaters, also known as “Russian stoves,” capture heat generated by quick, hot wood fires, then evenly release that heat for hours. View a working model at the showroom, 257151 Highway 101 or visit

Burkhardt reappointed to advisory committee

(MUG Burkhardt, Neil-Mug Storage)
Neil W. Burkhardt, of McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim, has been reappointed to the Washing Department of Agriculture plant protection division’s Nursery Advisory Committee. He represents the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. The committee addresses funding issues, dealing with pest and disease threats and building more effective and responsive programs. Burkhardt’s term runs until the end of 2014.

Farmers Market seeks vendors

The Port Angeles Farmers Market is accepting applications for new farmer vendors for the Saturday and Wednesday markets in downtown Port Angeles. The market especially invites vendors of fruit, chicken and dairy products. Shared booths will be considered, as will smaller vendors. For information and an application, visit or call Cynthia Warne at 460-0361.

Vendors invited for bridal show
Sequim Weddings marketing group invites vendors to register for a booth at the second annual Sequim Weddings Bridal Show from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, at The Cutting Garden, 303 Dahlia Llama Lane.
Cost is $125 (before May 1) for a 10-foot by 10-foot booth. For more information, call Catherine Mix at 360-670-8671 or e-mail

Ward completes training with U.S. Lawns
Matt Ward, owner of U.S. Lawns, 325 E. Washington St. #116, Sequim, recently completed training as a U.S. Lawns franchisee at the company’s home office in Orlando, Fla. The program included classroom and field training in all areas of commercial landscape management practices and business operations. Call Ward at 681-8776.

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