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Newsradio 1450 KONP recently moved its studio and office location. It's the first move in the history of the station, which went on the air Feb. 3, 1945. The new studio and offices are at 721 E. First St., in the Olympic View Building.

"We'll be featuring new state-of-the-art studios and a more efficient layout for our operations," said KONP general manager Todd Ortloff. The station's main office and studios occupy two lower suites and the sales offices fills an upstairs suite. The building will be renamed to reflect the station as its main tenant.

KONP will continue to use the original property in downtown Port Angeles as an antenna and transmitter site. The station began broadcasting from the new location on Oct. 25 and the new offices opened Oct. 27.

National Association of Home Builders Research Center has recertified Estes Builders LLC as part of its National Housing Quality Certified Builder Program. Estes Builders LLC originally earned the certification following a rigorous audit of implementation of the company's quality assurance systems and was recertified as a result of the regular annual audit. Participation in the program is designed to increase efficiency and consistency in building practices.

McComb Gardens starts its winter hours on Saturday, Nov.1. Winter hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For customer convenience, the nursery is open every day.

Henery's Garden Center, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, begins its winter hours on Sunday, Nov. 2. Winter hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sundays. Call 683-6969.

"Beat the Bugs ... Naturally" class will be offered Sunday, Nov. 9, and features updated medical information and time-tested ways to get and stay well. The free class begins at 2 p.m., at the Port Angeles Public Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. Demonstrations include juicing for peak nutrition and home hydrotherapy techniques. For more information, call 457-6460.

Bremerton-based Westsound Bank, the operating subsidiary of WSB Financial Group (NASDAQ: WSFG), recently announced two of its three North Olympic Region branches are celebrating anniversaries. The Sequim branch, at 1320 W. Washington St., has been open for three years and is celebrating its first anniversary in its new branch building. The Port Angeles branch, at 602 E. Front St., is celebrating its sixth year of business. Each branch welcomes clients and guests to stop in for coffee and treats during the weeklong celebration that began Oct. 27.

Kim Bower has joined Windermere SunLand as a real estate agent. Bower is a Sequim High School graduate and has raised a family in the area. She specializes in bringing buyers and sellers together.

Lisa Szumski has joined John L. Scott Real Estate in Sequim. She owned and operated her own Allstate Insurance Agency, which she sold at the end of 2004. Szumski moved to Sequim from Michigan and started her real estate career in May 2005. She can be reached at 683-4131 or 460-0965.

Gateway Therapeutic Massage challenges all massage therapists to a canned food drive for the food bank. The food drive starts Nov. 1 and ends Nov. 24. Participants include Sequim and Port Angeles massage offices. The winner will be the office that gathers the most food. RSVP by Oct. 29 to be included and receive the official rules.

The winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant of their choice. KONP will announce the weekly status of all offices included.

For more information, call 457-7379 and ask for Andy or Julia or come into Gateway Therapeutic Massage at 118 N. Liberty St., Suites A & D, Port Angeles.

Clallam Conservation District is accepting pre-orders for native bare-root trees and shrubs in quantities of 100 or more of the same species through its annual native plant sale. Pre-orders are available through Nov. 17.

To learn more about the Clallam Conservation District plant sale, call 452-1912 ext. 5, visit the district's Web site at or stop by the office at 1601 E. Front St., Building/Suite A, Port Angeles.

Healthy Families of Clallam County is the recipient of $15,000 from the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund created by a gift to the Seattle Foundation. This money is to support general operating expenses for programs focusing on child abuse prevention and treatment for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

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