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Black Ball Ferry Line has scheduled the M.V. Coho to be out of service for annual dry-dock maintenance through Feb. 8.

Daily service between Port Angeles and Victoria will resume Feb. 9.

The 3,410-foot Port Angeles-Victoria ferry will travel to Todd Shipyards on Seattle's Harbor Island for routine maintenance, repairs and upgrades.

To help celebrate the M.V. Coho's 50 years of service, a new duty-free shop will be built during this dry-dock period and is scheduled to open in March.

Tax-free merchandise onboard the Coho includes liquor, tobacco and fragrances.

For schedules, fares and a chance to win free vacation packages offered each month, visit

Peninsula Awards & Trophies, 241 E. Washington St., will be closed Feb. 23-27 to attend the Awards and Recognition Association conference and workshops.

Regular store hours of 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and

9 a.m.-4.p.m. Friday resume March 2.

For more information regarding custom awards and engraving, call 683-8842, visit or e-mail

Cadence Barr, campus relations manager for Vector Marketing Corporation's western region, was presented the "Most Valuable Person 2008" award in the employer category from the Mountain/Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers.

The award is given in recognition of significant individual contributions to the organization.

Barr, a former Sequim resident who lives in San Diego, Calif., is a 2001 graduate of Pacific University in Oregon, where she received a degree in social work.

She has been active in MPACE since 2005.

Jerry Freilich presents the fourth installment of Strait Macintosh Users Group's beginner's series at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 4 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

Topics include how the Mac is organized, where applications and preferences are, where the root level is, where the libraries are and what they do, how to select and select folders and move multiple items without selecting them individually.

Call 477-3338.

James Whitfield speaks about "How the Business of Health Affects the Health of Your Business" at the Clallam Economic Development Council's annual dinner 5:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at Club 7 in 7 Cedars Casino, 270756 Highway 101, Sequim.

Whitfield is the Region 10 director of United States Department of Health and Human Services.

The cost for the dinner is $35 per person and reservations are required by Jan. 31. Call 457-7793.

Owners needing to safely dispose of fluorescent light bulbs can do so at Home Depot, 1145 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Customers may bring expired, unbroken fluorescent light bulbs to the returns desk. Employees turn the bulbs over to an environmental management company that packages, transports and recycles them.

To learn more about the fluorescent recycling program and related topics, go to

Henery's Garden Center offers a seminar on "Common Pests and Diseases of Fruit Trees" at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way.

Clallam County native R.T. Ball, who operates his own local landscape maintenance business and is a 1981 graduate of Washington State University, teaches the seminar.

Seminar topics include common insects, animal pests and diseases of fruit trees, control practices and procedures.

The emphasis will be on identifying pests and diseases.

Call 683-6969.

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