Business briefs — Jan. 31, 2018

  • Wednesday, January 31, 2018 1:30am
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Alder Wood Bistro reopens Feb. 1

Alder Wood Bistro is re-opening after their annual January closure for maintenance and vacation. The bistro, 139 W. Alder St., will open Thursday, Feb. 1, with new winter menus. Operating hours will stay the same as last year: wood-fired Wednesday 4:30-8 p.m., a limited wood-fired menu; full lunch and dinner menus with daily specials Thursday-Saturday, with lunch 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and dinner, 4:30-8:30 p.m. Also continuing is the to-go pizza rewards card (buy nine pizzas to go, get 10th free).

Call 360-683-4321 , email or see

Sequim Bee Farm gets ‘Good Food’ honor

Sequim Bee Farm has won its third Good Food Award, this year for its Snowberry Rose honey, the local business announced this week.

“Snowberry Rose came from our beehives on our farmland between Sequim and Port Angeles,” said Buddy Depew, who along with his wife Meg Depew, owns Sequim Bee Farm. “This honey is very light in color and floral in taste with a strong rose finish.”

This is the third year in a row that Sequim Bee Farm was awarded the prestigious Good Food Award. In 2017, it won with its Blackberry honey, and in 2016, for its Wildflower honey.

Sequim Bee Farm was the only honey finalist and award winner from Washington State in 2018, and it was the only winner from Washington State with its Blackberry honey in 2017.

The 2018 Good Foods Awards had more than 2,000 entries from across the country. The 199 award winners were selected from 15 categories of food/beverages by 277 judges.

Sequim Bee Farm has a booth at both the Sequim and Port Angeles Farmer’s Markets and at various fairs and festivals throughout the year. Learn more about the business by calling 360-460-2341.

New patent for Carlsborg business

Flip-Lights LLC, of Carlsborg, announced that it was awarded US Patent No. 9,821,937 for its fluid dispensing container cap.

The patent was approved on Nov. 21 for the container cap that includes an integrated LED light which points to the target area onto which the contents are to be dispensed.

Flip-Lights was also awarded a US trademark for their company name.

Owners-inventors Aaron and Erin Staeben are residents of the North Olympic Peninsula, and have been working on patenting the Flip-Light for 3 years, according to a news release.

Jacques Dulin, Esq. of Innovation Law Group Ltd. assisted Flip-Lights®, LLC in the preparation and prosecution of its patent application and registration of Federal Trademark, according to the release.

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