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Sequim Lavender Company, owner of the dogdotcalm(r) brand lavender pet bandanas, has been granted a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for lavender aromatherapy bandanas. The bandanas are available at dogdotcalm@yahoo.com or www.dogdotcalm.com, or call Mary Jendrucko at 582-1907.



Eula Cook, a Seattle stylist, has joined the team at Hair by Chris Glas. Cook, trained in all beauty services, specializes in cuts, styles and foils. She can be reached at Hair by Chris Glas at 683-0991 and is taking appointments Monday through Friday. Hair by Chris Glas is at 609 W. Washington St. next door to the Sequim Police Department.



First Step Family Support Center has been awarded a $19,400 grant from USDA Rural Development. State director Jon DeVaney presented the grant to the center Sept. 24. The grant will help the center purchase equipment for a child care facility.

First Step Family Support Center was awarded the grant as part of USDA Rural Development's Community Facility Daycare Initiative to construct a new building to meet the growing needs of low-income families living in Clallam County.



A consortium of sponsors including Olympic Community Action Programs, Jefferson County Housing Authority, Clallam County Housing Authority, Habitat for Humanity Clallam County, Habitat for Humanity East Jefferson County and Homeward Bound continues its series of classes aimed at helping first time buyers navigate the home purchase process. The program is intended to helping buyers maximize their purchasing power and will be open to low- and middle-income residents interested in home purchase. Free six-hour classes will be held through the first week of November.

Classes are scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar Ave., in Port Hadlock; 6-9 p.m. Oct. 21-22 at the Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 S. Peabody St.; and

9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Tri Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum.

For more information or to register for classes, call OlyCAP at 360-385-2571 or 452-4726.



ISA certified arborist Brian Holland recently attended the annual training conference of the International Society of Arboriculture, "Trees: a World of Difference," in Boise, Idaho. Holland received continuing education credits that are applied to his certification renewal. Holland owns Holland Tree Company of Port Angeles, that provides full-service tree care. For more information, call 460-5747.



Dungeness Kids Co., a children's store in the QFC shopping center, 990 E. Washington Ave., Suite E103, Sequim, expanded store hours to 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Call 582-1700.



Dave Kreps and Shirley Mercer attended the Design Trends Show in Seattle, Oct. 1. Mercer received continuing education credit for "The Kitchen as Command Central." The class emphasized decluttering the kitchen counter tops and developments in technology. For information, call Mercer at 681-3737 or visit www.krepsbuilder.com.



Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm has combined its Bell House gift shop and its collection of vintage treasures in a store inside the Cedarbrook Garden Cafe. Farm, cafe and gift shop hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday with brunch offered from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Call the cafe at 683-4541.



Sequim Prairie Garden Club's Pioneer Memorial Park recently was certified as a Backyard Wildlife Sanctuary by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife as well as an official Wildlife Habitat certification from the National Wildlife Federation. The club members, led by vice president Priscilla Hudson, worked diligently so that wildlife find quality habitat, food, water, cover and a place to raise young for the benefit and protection of Sequim's urban wildlife.



Halina D'Urso has completed Morgan Stanley's rigorous investment studies program in New York and has joined the firm's Global Wealth Management Group office in Sequim as a financial advisor. D'Urso lives in Sequim and serves as the Sequim Irrigation Festival Art and Crafts Committee chairwoman. She also has been an active supporter of the Sequim Museum and Arts Center and Rotary. GWMG is at 224 W. Washington St., Sequim.



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