News

Business briefs

Restaurant

closes doors

Cedar Creek Restaurant closed its doors on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Doug Seaver, Emily Mills and Roger Stukey continue to work at Bell Street Bakery, 175 W. Bell St., Sequim.

A monthly newsletter can be requested at bellstreet

bakery@yahoo.com.



Communication

program begins

A "Learning Intentional Communication" class begins Thursday, Sept. 17, at Third Ear Project's Fort Worden classroom, 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend.

Contact 360-385-5929 or www.thirdearproject.org.



Late hours on home game nights

The Buzz coffee shop will stay open Friday nights after every Sequim High School home game this fall and winter.

At 130 N. Sequim Ave., the shop specializes in coffees and blends and serves ice cream and snacks.

Regular hours are 7 a.m.-

7 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday;

7 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday for Open Mike Night, and

7 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. BeeDazzled boutique at the back of the coffee shop offers mid-century-modern gifts and clothing. BeeDazzled is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Call 683-2503.



Weight loss programs scheduled

Dr. Leslie Van Romer, author of "Getting into Your Pants," presents "Move! Get Up Off Of That Thing" from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, at The Lodge, 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim. Reservations for the free program are available at 683-8844 or kerry@drleslievanromer.com.

A round-table session is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept 28, and Pants Parties are from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 415 N. Sequim Ave, Sequim.

Contact 683-8844, kerry@drleslievanromer.com, or www.GettingintoYourPants.com.



Children's art

classes begin

Art Supplies Unlimited holds children's art classes for ages 5 and up two Saturdays a month beginning 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Marina Shipova teaches the classes.

Art Supplies Unlimited is at 118 W. First St., Port Angeles.

Call 457-2759.



First-time homebuyers classes offered

OlyCAP and Homeward Bound, a Community Land Trust serving Clallam and Jefferson counties, offer free classes for first-time buyers in September.

Classes are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at The Incubator, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles, and 10 a.m.-

4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the Jefferson County Library, 620 Cedar St., Chimacum.

The class prepares for homeownership and familiarizes with the homebuying process and loan programs.

Call 360-385-2571, ext. 6100 or 6303.



Chamber luncheon focuses on marketing

Leilani Wood speaks about "Marketing Your Business with Plants" at noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, at a Sequim-

Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Elks Lodge, 143 Port Williams Road. The cost is $12. Reservations are required by Friday, Sept. 18.

Contact jeri@sequim chamber.com or 683-6197.



Classes continue at Botanical Touch

"Strengthening Your Immune System" is taught from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Botanical Touch, 115 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. "Cooking with Herbs" is 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

Entrance from the back is suggested during external work on the building.

Call 683-2050.



Aging-in-place

construction

training offered

A certified aging-in-place specialist class is scheduled for Tuesday-Thursday, Sept. 22-24, at Days Inn, 1510 E. Front St., Port Angeles. The three-day class provides information about technical, business management and customer service skills required to enter the aging-in-place market.

The price of the series is $595 for North Peninsula Building Association members and $670 for nonmembers.

Call 452-8160 for more information.



Photography classes scheduled

DJ Bassett teaches two photography classes in September.

"Gravestones and Cemeteries" is 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at Dungeness Design, 520 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim. The fee is $79.

"Natural Landscape Photo" is 1-4 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 29-Oct. 6. The fee is $99.

Bassett and his wife, Magdalena, operate Bassett Studio, publishing books, coordinating ad campaigns and designing and building Web sites. Their Web site is www.BassettStudio.com.



Food drive scheduled

Food collection for the Clallam County food banks continues through September at Blue Mountain Animal Clinic, 972 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles. A raffle for veterinarian-related products is available to all who contribute.

Call 457-3842.

Furniture sale

precedes move

American Capital Management holds an office furniture sale at 577-A W. Washington St., Sequim, from 10 a.m.-

3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, in preparation for a move to 720 E. Washington St., Suite 103.

The office closes Sept. 28 and reopens at the new location on Oct. 1.

Clients needing account service should call 681-5014.



Allen hired

at Visiting Angels

Shelly Allen has been hired as the marketing representative for Visiting Angels. She is in charge of building and maintaining client relationships while educating businesses about Visiting Angels' services.

She graduated from Peninsula Community College with specialty training in senior care. She worked in customer service for more than 20 years and brings an understanding of the elder population into the marketing arena.

Visiting Angels' office in Port Angeles is at 127 E. First St. but provides in-home care throughout the Olympic Peninsula.

Contact shelly.visiting angels@olypen.com or 866-417-9828.



Wech attends

officers council

FaLeana Wech recently attended the Executive Officers Council of the National Association of Home Builders' four-day educational seminar in Louisville, Ky.

Wech became the executive officer and government affairs director of the North Peninsula Building Association in February 2009. Prior to that, she served as a state director for the North Peninsula Building Association for three years representing Hines Construction, Inc.

She majored in politics at Whitman College in Walla Walla.

As a first-time attendee at the seminar, Wech received a scholarship by the EOC with the National Association of Home Builders in Washington, D.C.



Grant awarded for fruits and vegetables

Port Angeles School District's Dry Creek Elementary School was awarded a $27,000 grant for participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program during the 2009-2010 school year.

The program, a partnership between the USDA and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, provides all Dry Creek students a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables throughout the school day.

Call 565-5703 for more information.



Osterberg named as branch manager

Sound Community Bank named Kari Osterberg as branch manager of the Port Angeles office at 110 N. Alder St.

Osterberg is a veteran banker with more than 30 years of local banking experience.

Prior to joining Sound Community Bank in June, she served as vice-president at Westsound Bank in Port Angeles and worked at KeyBank.

Osterberg is involved with the American Cancer Society 24-Hour Relay for Life, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the YMCA Taste of the Peninsula.

She has spearheaded team fundraising efforts for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, a local food bank and the Salvation Army Angel Tree, along with adopting foster children in need at Christmas time.



Peninsula Tourism Summit

Members of Olympic Peninsula Tourism Commission are sponsoring the Tourism Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Blyn.

This year the one-day tourism and networking event will focus on how to get the most out of technology and social media during this economy, with hands-on labs presented by regional and international speakers.

The summit also will be a platform to introduce the Olympic Peninsula Loop Culinary Tourism Association, a 501(c)(6) association that exists to define, promote and celebrate the Olympic Peninsula's unique culinary experience, educate consumers and ultimately establish the region as a niche tourism destination.



POE earns award

NEC Corporation awarded Pacific Office Equipment its Diamond Associate status for maintaining high business standards and sales achievement on NEC Digital phone systems.

Pacific Office Equipment is at 314 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles. Contact 417-3600 or www.poeinc.com.

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