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Veggies, flowers and herbs available

Jan's Country Garden offers U-pick organic vegetables, herbs and flower bouquets.

The garden is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday during the summer.

During August and September, dahlia lovers can walk through the dahlia garden to choose and purchase tubers from more than 450 varieties for $3 each while supply lasts.

They also are available for purchase at Web site

Owners Jan and Art Jones operate the garden at 344 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles.

Call 452-8287.

NPBA connects

C & J Excavating hosts the Building Connections for July.

Building Connections is a free after-hours event for members of North Peninsula Building Association. The gathering is from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, at 193 Savannah Lane, off Carlsborg Road.

Owner Gary Schneider and employees Dan Withers, Susan Anderson, Stan and Chris will be on hand to greet visitors.

Refreshments will be served.

Call 683-7741.

Summer pruning presentation scheduled

Christina Pfeiffer speaks on "Summer Pruning for Trees, Shrubs and Vines" at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at McComb Gardens, 751 McComb Road, Sequim.

Pfeiffer is a horticulture consultant, garden writer and instructor.

She is an ISA certified arborist and a member of the Washington Park Arboretum Bulletin editorial board.

She teaches at Edmonds Community College and the University of Washington.

Contact, info@ or 681-2827.

NPBA hosts marketing seminar

North Peninsula Building Association hosts "The Renegade Direct Marketing 101 Seminar and Workshop" from 8:30 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 28, at First Baptist Church, 105 W. Sixth St., Port Angeles.

Rob Oliver of The Oliver Group presents the seminar.

The cost is $97, $87 for additional attendees from the same company or business.

Contact 452-8160,, or www.

Pet food demonstrated

Jenny Martin, regional representative for pet food manufacturer Nature's Variety, demonstrates new introductions and the company's food line from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 1 at Best Friend Nutrition.

Free samples for both dogs and cats will be available, including "Prairie" and grain-free "Instinct" kibbles along with giveaways of other products.

Hope and Jim Williams own Best Friend Nutrition at 680 W. Washington St., Suite B102, Sequim.

Call 681-8458.

Suzuki completes advisors course

Peggy Suzuki of Visiting Angels completed a comprehensive course through the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and earned the designation of certified senior advisor.

As a certified senior advisor, Suzuki will participate in continuing education that emphasizes ethical selling and business practices and volunteer services specific to seniors.

Call 866-417-9828.

Local bank named

as a best workplace

Puget Sound Business Journal named Kitsap Bank as a finalist for Washington's Best Workplaces.

The bank is among 20 finalists in the large company category.

After a process that included surveys by nominee-company employees statewide, workplaces in four different categories were identified as Washington's best, based on their employee benefit offerings, leadership culture and work/life balance philosophies.

One hundred and one years old, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard. The Sequim branch is at 990 E. Washington St. Call 683-9855.

The company employs 250 people and operates 24 locations throughout five counties in Western Washington.

The finalists - 21 small companies, 20 medium-sized companies, 20 large companies and five nonprofits - will be celebrated at an awards event at Safeco Field on Aug. 20.

For more information, visit

Dog training offered by appointment

Golden Heart Dog Training opened July 20 in Sequim.

Owner/trainer Cecelia M. Towner works with Sequim dogs and their owners by appointment.

She began dog training 30 years ago at the age of 11.

Call 452-2299.

Byrne passes brokers exam

Kaylene Byrne, co-owner of BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals, satisfied the Washington State Real Estate Brokers education requirements and successfully passed the state brokers exam.

Byrne, a longtime Sequim resident, is wife of Jubal Byrne and mother of Melanie and Malachi Byrne.

Call 681-8778.

Local massage therapist assists

at energy medicine workshop

Massage therapist Kelmie Blake recently assisted best selling author and holistic health pioneer Donna Eden at her Energy Medicine For Women workshop in Portland.

Blake, a graduate of Eden's two-year energy medicine certification program, is an advanced energy medicine practitioner and an authorized energy medicine for women instructor.

She combines energy medicine with therapeutic massage in her practice, Dragonfly Healing Arts, located at 634 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Contact 360-809-0401 or e-mail

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