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Port Angeles dermatologist Charlotte Metzler offers free skin cancer screenings from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 30 at her office, 4407 Fairmount Ave., Port Angeles, behind Fairmount Grocery/Shell Station.

No appointment is necessary. Call 457-0760.



Visit six award-winning artisan wineries on the scenic North Olympic Peninsula this summer.

Tickets for this self-guided tour from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 11-19 are available in advance or at the door for $25 and entitle you to complimentary wine tastings at each winery. While children are allowed in the tasting rooms, you must be 21 or over to purchase tickets and/or participate in wine tasting. All ticket sales are nonrefundable.

Representatives from some of the wineries will be at the wine and beer garden at the festival street fair during the Sequim Lavender Festival July 17-19.

For more information, see www.olympicpeninsula

wineries.org or call 800-785-5495.



Tim Visi, president and CEO of Umami Sea Vegetables, LLC, won the Entrepreneurial Challenge and a $5,000 grant for his business at the Lincoln Center in Port Angeles earlier this month. Hosted by the Clallam Business Incubator and the Peninsula College Entrepreneur Institute, six finalists pitched their business plans before a panel of judges.

Visi's business grows fresh, edible sea vegetables in tanks. He hopes to start selling the varieties to grocery stores and restaurants across western Washington.

Visi vowed to put every cent of the award to "good use."



Sequim author, Dr. Leslie Van Romer, presents "Sidestepping the Big Ones: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes & Stroke," a free weight-loss, body-best seminar, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim.

Seating limited. For reservations, call 360-683-8844 or

e-mail katy@drleslievan romer.com.

The seminar is based on Van Romer's new book, "Getting into Your Pants." A weight-loss support group, Pants Party, will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 3 on Wednesdays at 415 N. Sequim Ave. Call 683-8844 or e-mail kerry@drleslievanromer.com.



Patricia Green received the Home Care Association of Washington's 2009 "Support Staff of the Year" award.

Green has been an administrative assistant with Olympic Medical Home Health since January 2007.

The support staff award is given to a person who works in medical records, customer service, as an assistant or a receptionist and demonstrates ability to positively impact the organization, works hard and makes a difference in the lives of fellow employees.

The award recipient also must work for one of the 42 organizations that are part of the association's membership.

This is the second year in a row a Home Health employee received an award from the association.

Nurse case manager Genevieve Monahan was named nurse of the year in 2008.

Olympic Medical Home Health also was named in the top 100 agencies in the country for 2008 by Benchmarking Company.

Call 417-7315.



McComb Gardens has been recognized by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat Property.

The federation recognizes properties providing the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover and places to raise young.

The nursery has had a "backyard wildlife sanctuary" certification by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, since 1998.

McComb Gardens is at 751 McComb Road, Sequim.

Contact 681-2827, www.

mccombgardens.com or

info@mccombgardens.com.



Damiana's Best Cellars offers an array of sandwiches and salads for lunch and on through the evening.

A sample of some of the new menu items includes beefsteak tomatoes with Stilton cheese and red onions, drizzled with olive oil; caprese; seasonal salads; and gourmet sandwiches.

Damiana's Best Cellars is at 143 W. Washington St., Sequim. Call 683-7697.



Coldwell Banker Town & Country of Sequim moved its real estate offices to 305 S. Sequim Ave., Sequim, from 583 W. Washington St.

Coldwell Banker Town & Country has offices in Port Townsend and Port Ludlow as well.

Contact 683-6000 or www.sequimhome.com.



Eagle Creek Tractor and Garden Services opened March 20 at 485 Diamond Point Road, Sequim.

Mike and Julie Gatchet own the registered landscape contractor/retail nursery business, which is licensed, bonded and insured.

They own a new mid-size tractor with attachments to professionally manicure properties.

They also have 30 species of native trees and shrubs in propagation.

The service area includes eastern Clallam and western Jefferson counties.

Call 683-9391.



Pizza Factory, which Cyndi and Aaron Ariza now own and operate, sells pizza, pasta, subs, salads, calzone, beer and wine.

They are now serving All U Can Eat Pizza and BreadStix.

Private party rooms area available for all occasions.

Dine in, takeout, and delivery also are available.

Pizza Factory is at 1400 W. Washington St., Sequim.

Hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Call 582-9000.



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