Local 3-G service gets boost
Wireless calling, text messaging and surfing the Web on the Verizon Wireless high-speed 3G network is easier and faster for residents and travelers in Sequim, thanks to a new cell site on the town’s north side. The site expands coverage and capacity along roads including Sequim-Dungeness Way, Old Olympic Highway, Cays Road and Marine Drive. See www.verizonwireless.com.
Thrift shop open Saturday
The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., Sequim, will be open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 2.
Spring clothing and accessories for the home will be sold. Volunteers and donations are needed. Call 683-7044.
Pet food demonstration
Best Friend Nutrition hosts a Canidae brand dog and cat food demonstration from noon-4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at 680 W. Washington St., Sequim. Samples, coupons and prize-drawings for dog and cat products are offered.
Healthy soil presentation
Dr. Craig Cogger presents “Soil is the Key to Great Gardening” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim. Cogger is an Extension and research soil scientist with Washington State University, Puyallup. The seminar is free; come early, seating is limited.
Wine tasting, dinner offered
The Olympic Peninsula Enological Society offers a tasting of Turley wines at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at C’est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive, Port Angeles. Six 2004 Zinfan-
dels will be paired with a five-course dinner. The cost is $70 for members, $80 for guests.
Send a check to OPES, PO Box 4081, Sequim, WA 98382. Call 460-2896 or 681-3757.
Paul Collins, owner of Enviro-Clean Northwest, has earned certification as a mold remediator by the Mold Inspection Consulting and Remediation Organization.
Collins also holds a certificate as a mold inspector from the organization, a Washington state contractor’s license and is one of the few contractors in Western Washington who carries mold insurance.
Enviro-Clean Northwest, founded in Port Angeles in 2006, serves Western Washington. Call 360-670-4595.
Angeles Millwork, Hartnagel award prizes at Expo
Kevin Wiegel of Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. and Hartnagel Building Supply presented prizes to drawing winners at his company’s booth at the 2011 Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo, March 12-13.
Jim and Dona Shelley won a DeWalt jigsaw and Stan and Sue Maharaj won a certificate for 15 gallons of Parker Paint for the exterior of their new alternative power business.
Logan joins Avelient
Jeff Logan of Sequim joined Avelient as director of sales and marketing.
He is in charge of bringing in new customers for website design, hosting and marketing. He also leads an educational webinar series for Avelient’s clientele of insurance agents and hospitality properties.
Avelient is a web design, development and marketing firm with offices in Washington and New York. Visit http://avelient.co.
Sequim teacher wins Expo drawing
Kreps Construction, LLC, named Isabella Morrison of Sequim the winner of its annual giveaway after Morrison entered a free drawing at the Building, Remodeling and Energy Expo, March 12-13.
Morrison won a coat rack. Other entrants received a money-off flyer for remodeling labor.
Kreps Construction is at 681-3737.
Salal permit sales begin at Olympic National Forest
Permits for harvest of salal in Olympic National Forest are available at the Forks Ranger District.
Cost is $150 for a permit to be used up to two months. A valid U.S. photo I.D. is required; age 18 and up; cash or check only. A map and guidelines will be provided with each permit. One hundred permits will be issued, with a lottery if demand exceeds supply.
For additional information, contact Chris Dowling at 360-956-2272.
Cary designs garden display
Joella Cary of McComb Gardens designed the storefront garden display at McComb Gardens.
Cary is a certified professional horticulturist, taking pesticide management classes through Washington State University, and has studied garden design.
She also has her own landscaping business.