Business Briefs

Port Angeles Power Equipment will have a bake sale Feb. 10-14, with all of the proceeds benefitting the William Shore Memorial Pool in Port Angeles.

Port Angeles Power Equipment will match the total of funds raised.

Call 452-4652.

Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce members and their guests are invited to join fellow business professionals for an after-hours event from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Garden Cafe at Cedarbrook Herb Farm, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., Sequim.

Activities include networking, sharing ideas and building relationships.

The annual "Citizen of the Year" recognition luncheon will be at noon Feb. 24 at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. The cost is $15.

Reservations are required for the recognition luncheon.

Call 683-6197.

Maria's Mexican Restaurant, at 408 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles, serves Mexican fresh-cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The restaurant is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week.

Owners are Herbert and Maria Lutz. She is head chef and brings years of experience with Mexican cooking.

He owns the building, located next door to Olympic Laundry. He leased it out until he decided to open a restaurant with her.

Their employees include nephew Miguel, manager and chef; granddaughter Chantel and daughters Stephanie and Tracy, waitresses; and grandson Stephen, cook.

Call 457-5269.

Remote Control Hobbies changed its hours at 1254 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Hours are now 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Tim and Leslie Verdick own the store.

Call 681-0506.

Sidney Barthell, owner of Health By Hand, became a provider for Healthways and is accepting referrals for MVA and L&I.

Barthell joined Massage Associates in Port Angeles in August 2008.

Health By Hand offers private practice therapeutic massage Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at Pathways Holistic Healthcare, 127 W. Bell St., Sequim.

Call 582-1211.

Henery's Garden Center will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Henery's is located at 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Old Olympic Highway.

Call 683-6969.

Clallam Transit System set an all-time record for annual passenger trips in 2008.

Fixed-route service ridership increased 12.9 percent from 2007 ridership.

The final fixed-route count was 1,003,690, up from 888,777 in 2007 and the first time the figure has exceeded 1 million.

Overall ridership including fixed-route, special, vanpool and paratransit boardings, totaled 1,167,660 trips.

Cedarbrook Garden Cafe changed its hours. The cafe at 1345 S. Sequim Ave. is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Information about lunch and dinner specials is available at 683-7733.

Entrepreneur Youth Challenge 2009 is being held from 4-8 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Lincoln Center, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.

The public is encouraged to come support and celebrate these creative and innovative young entrepreneurs as they compete for a chance to win two $1,500 awards in a business plan competition.

The second annual Entrepreneur Youth Challenge is presented by Peninsula College Entrepreneur Institute and The Incubator @ Lincoln Center and sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe.

For more information, call Linty Hopie at 417-6504.

First Federal celebrates Customer Appreciation Day Feb. 13.

Each First Federal branch will have home-baked refreshments and prizes throughout the day.

Paul Collins of Enviro-Clean Northwest has earned the status of certified mold inspector through MICRO, a company that specializes in mold training and certifications.

A certified mold inspector is a specialist professionally trained to assess both the presence of microbial contamination and the source of any underlying moisture intrusion.

Enviro-Clean is based in Port Angeles.

Collins can be reached by phone at 360-670-4595 or at

Inner Light House Wellness Center of Sequim and Living Well Natural Health Center of Port Angeles joined forces.

Now under the umbrella of the Inner Light House, they will celebrate their grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 14, with a Valentine's Day-themed open house.

Located at 22 Mill Road in

Sequim, the free-of-charge event runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and is open to the public.

Call 681-4419.

Jinny McCartney, Clallam County Family YMCA fitness instructor, completed a series of continuing education trainings including "Pilates for Osteoporosis."

McCartney is a STOTT certified instructor, ACE certified personal trainer and Yogafit certified instructor. An instructor at the YMCA for 18 years, she teaches a variety of classes.

Call 452-9244.

Anytime Fitness is scheduled to open by the end of February at 10131 Old Olympic Highway in the new Rock Plaza.

Call 457-3200.

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