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Lipperts' opening for dinner

Lipperts' (formerly Jean's Deli) will open for dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7.

Chef Brian Lippert will join his family as evening chef in the restaurant located at 134 S. Second Ave., in Sequim.

Lippert, a 2003 Sequim High School graduate, studied at Western Culinary Institute in Portland, Ore., training in classic French cuisine. During four years in the U.S. Army, he studied Asian cuisine in Korea and was the recipient of many culinary awards including "Armed Forces Junior Chef of the Year" and "Armed Forces Nutritional Chef of the Year/Korea." Lippert plans a menu of French-Asian fusion.

The new dinner menu will be available from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 4:30-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Reservations are recommended by calling 683-6727.

Lunch service will continue from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Gore joins Jones

Edward Jones Financial Advisor James (Jay) Patton announced that a second financial advisor, Toni L. Gore, has joined his office in Sequim.

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliates, in Canada and the United Kingdom.

The company is headquartered in St. Louis. For more information, visit

Vice president selected

Tammy Allaire was selected as vice president/regional operations manager for Kitsap Bank.

Allaire, who has nearly 10 years of managerial banking experience, will oversee the operations of Kitsap Bank's Clallam County branches upon the completion of the bank's systems conversion from the former Westsound Bank on Aug. 17, 2009. Established in 1908, Kitsap Bank is headquartered in Port Orchard and operates 24 locations in western Washington.

Bank, port and Peninsula

Plywood reach agreement

Peninsula Plywood Group, LLC (Peninsula Plywood) has completed the purchase from Sterling Savings Bank of the plywood plant assets located at 439 Marine Drive in Port Angeles. The company also entered into a long-term lease with the Port of Port Angeles. The terms of the purchase agreement are private and confidential.

Applications for employment are not yet being accepted. The company expects to release more information in the coming weeks.

Clinic aids

Humane Society

The staff of Blue Mountain Animal Clinic, 2972 Old Olympic Highway, held a drive for items needed by the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.

Donors received raffle tickets for a parasite control treatment for a pet.

The drive gathered more than 100 pounds of bedding, food and other supplies for the society. The raffle winner, identified as B. Williams, returned her gift for another randomly drawn contestant, D. Spivey.

Transit system employee earns certificate

Clallam Transit System office manager and clerk to the board Mary Elizabeth Bower earned the certified municipal clerk professional designation through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

The designation is awarded to clerks who successfully complete three levels of professional development training offered through weeklong institutes and who fulfill experience requirements.

Bower is a member of the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Washington Municipal Clerks Association and charter member of the Olympic Region Municipal Clerks Association.

She has worked in her current position since she joined Clallam Transit in January 1982.

Business offers

academic coaching

Denise Graham opened My Coach, which offers academic coaching and educational support services.

She can be reached at P.O. Box 2424, Sequim, WA 98382, 360-797-4413,, or

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