Business briefs, Jan. 23, 2013

Dungeness Courte expands space
 Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community, 651 Garry Oak Drive, Sequim, holds a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m. today, Jan. 23, for its expansion, which includes four semi-private rooms, a beauty salon and extra storage room.  Dungeness Courte also has achieved a Citation-Free State Survey as a result of its annual inspection for compliance with state regulations. Reach the facility at 582-9309.

M.V. Coho takes maintenance break
Black Ball Ferry Line’s M.V. Coho is on its annual maintenance break through Feb. 6
The ferry between Port Angeles and Victoria, British Columbia, will be out of service during this time to complete regular refurbishments and maintenance. Service resumes Feb. 7 when the M.V. Coho departs Port Angeles at 8:20 a.m. For more information, visit

Free workshops offered
The Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St.,
Sequim, offers the following free workshops in January:
• Saturdays, Jan. 26 — 10 a.m.: Specialty paints and faux finishes; 1-2:30 p.m. Kitchen updates.
• Sundays, Jan. 20 and 27 — 1-2:30 p.m.: Design storage organization.

Workshop focus is retirement income
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans presents a free workshop, “Your Retirement Income: Optimize it. Protect it. Enjoy it,” from 6-8 p.m. today, Jan. 23, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., Port Angeles. A light complimentary dinner is served. Thrivent also hosts a free workshop, “My Legacy Matters,” from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 132 E. 13th St., Port Angeles. A complimentary dinner is served.
To register or for details, call 681-8882 or e-mail

Sequim pulmonologist earns
critical care certification
Raj Deol, M.D., of Sequim, recently earned his critical care certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Already board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary medicine, Deol sees patients at Olympic Medical Physicians Specialty Clinic in Sequim and also provides pulmonary and critical care hospitalist coverage for inpatients at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles. Deol also provides pulmonary medicine care in Port Townsend on a monthly basis.

Extend your growing season
The newly organized North Olympic Peninsula Local Food Access Network offers a free informational presentation on high-tunnel hoop houses from 3-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at Nash’s Farm Store, 4681 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim. Hoop houses are unheated greenhouses that can help both home and market gardeners extend their growing season.

Peninsula Nurseries hosts seminars
Peninsula Nurseries, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, offers free seminars in January and February. All are at 10 a.m. and reservations are advised.
• Jan. 26: Pruning Fruit and Other Trees
• Feb. 2: Insect and Disease Control
• Feb. 9: Bare-Root Fruit Trees, Berries and Grapes.

Best Friend adds to program
Best Friend Nutrition: a Health Food Store for Pets! has added The Honest Kitchen brand to its frequent buyer program.
For more information about the brand or the frequent buyer program, call 681-8458 or visit the store at 680 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Art Gallery opens Feb. 1
The LARC Gallery (Local Artist Resource Center), 166 E. Bell St., Sequim, holds its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1.
The gallery, owned by Shirley Mercer, will be open for the First Friday Art Walk from 5-8 p.m. that day as well. The gallery also plans to give art classes. Call 360-460-9874.
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