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The retail portion of Bell Street Bakery, 173 W. Bell St., opened at 7 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 15. A grand opening will follow in May. Breads, pastries, muffins, scones and other treats are baked fresh daily. For more information, e-mail bellstreetbakery@yahoo.com or stop by during business hours, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.



Henery's Garden Center holds two classes on Saturday, April 18.

• At 9:30 a.m., customers will make their own salad or herb container. The cedar container, soil, fertilizer and plants are provided, so the customer will take home an edible garden. Cost will range from $15 to $20, depending on materials used.

• At 3 p.m., customers will create a 14-inch moss basket using a variety of annuals. The baskets can be housed in one of Henery's greenhouses to grow to fullness or be taken home. The class costs $35, including basket, plants, soil and fertilizer.

Henery's is at 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way. For more information or to make reservations, call 683-6969.

Henery's Garden Center is open new hours for the spring and summer seasons: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.



Fran Sharp from Iseli Nursery in Oregon speaks at 1 p.m. April 18 at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim.

The title of her free presentation is "The Basics of Japanese Maples: Selection, Planting and Care."

Sharp graduated from Ohio State University.

Besides working at Iseli Nursery, she also has worked in retail and at Briggs Nursery.

She is active in many horticulture associations and a charter member of the Great Plant Picks Selection Committee.

McComb Gardens is open 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Visit www.mccombgardens.com or call 681-2827



North Peninsula Building Association hosts the annual Builders' Surplus Sale noon-3 p.m. April 18 at the Clallam County Fairgrounds sheep barn, 1608 W. 16th St., Port Angeles.

A variety of surplus building supplies will be available; however, the inventory will not be known until the day of the sale.

North Peninsula Building Association accepts donations of building materials in good condition.

Call 452-8160 or e-mail npba@olypen.com.



Deputy City Clerk Roberta J. Usselman has earned the Certified Municipal Clerk designation from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

To earn the designation, a clerk must

attend extensive education programs and acquire pertinent experience in a municipality.



Bibity Bobity - A Kid's Place is enrolling for a new all-day kindergarten. The program includes before/after care, meals, swim lessons, field trips and guest speakers. Teacher Mary Benevidez is a Washington state certified teacher. Ann Chihan is director of Bibity Bobity, which has been in business for 10 years. Business hours are 6:15 a.m.-6:15 p.m. Monday-Friday. Call 683-2311.



Superior Stone Manufacturing Inc. is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and Saturday by appointment at 170 W. Sequim Bay Road, Sequim.

The company sells manufactured stone directly to home- owners and contractors.

Call 461-5949 or visit www.superiorstonemfg.com.



Donna Hoyt joined the design and sales team at The Showcase as a sales representative.

Hoyt started with Lumber Traders in retail sales with Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company in 2004, then became an administrative assistant to the contractor sales department.

She will specialize in helping customers choose the right windows and doors for their projects.

She can be reached at 457-8582 or at The Showcase, 833 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

Stephanie Balducci moved from The Showcase and joins Angeles Millwork and Lumber Co. staff as administrative assistant-sales.

Balducci has been with the company for four years.

She works in administration, inventory control and sales support.

Call 457-8581 or visit Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co., 1601 S. C St., Port Angeles.



Peninsula Community Mental Health Center named Wes Zimmer, maintenance assistant, as employee of the quarter.

Zimmer began employment with PCMHC in September 2005.

Zimmer was nominated by peers for providing an excellent service to the agency, responding well to requests from staff, having a positive attitude and a cheerful, happy, giving and generous personality.



Local medical offices and businesses are partnering with Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy to collect food for local food banks during National Occupational Therapy Month.

Donations will be accepted at Sequim Health and Rehabilitation, 650 W. Hemlock St., and Sequim Physical Therapy Center, 124 W. Spruce St., Sequim; Angeles Chiropractic Clinic, 708 S. Race St., Suite A; Crestwood Convalescent Center, 1116 E. Lauridsen Blvd.; and Clinicare, 621 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

The goal is to raise 2,500 nonperishable items and/or $2,500 by the end of April.

Proceeds are donated to the food bank where they are raised.

In addition to the partnering drop-off sites, donations can be taken to Strait Occupational & Hand Therapy, 708 S. Race St., Suite C, Port Angeles.

Hours are 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and 7:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Friday.

Call 417-0703.



Angeles Composite Technologies, Inc., 2138 W. 18th St., Port Angeles, and Lockheed Martin won the Department of Defense Nunn-Perry award for their accomplishments as a mentor-protégé team.

This partnership is a result of the U.S. Air Force Mentor-Protégé agreement with Lockheed Martin Aeronautics of Fort Worth, Texas.

Angeles Composite Technologies Inc. produced composite materials Lockheed Martin Aeronautics uses for the F-22 Raptor, F-35 Lightning II, F-16, C-130J and other advanced military aircraft.

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