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Sewing center


Karen's Sequim Sewing Center celebrates its 20th anniversary from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at 609 W. Washington St., Sequim.

There will be refreshments, door prizes and special prices on sewing machines and sergers. Notions and fabrics will be 20-percent off that day.

Call 681-0820.

New Scout executive

Chief Seattle Boy Scouts Council hired Derek Ballinger as the new district executive for the Mount Olympus District, which covers the northern stretch of the Olympic Peninsula from Brinnon to LaPush.

Originally from the Tri-Cities and an Eagle Scout, Ballinger graduated from Gonzaga University in environmental engineering.

He taught for two years as a volunteer in the Marshall Islands, earned a master's degree in teaching from Seattle University and taught math at secondary schools in Omak before coming to Port Angeles.

His employment coincides with the start of the 100th anniversary of the Boy Scouts in 2010.

Boy Scouts of America's Port Angeles office is at 403 S. Lincoln St., Suite 4.

Contact 460-7030 or


developer hired

Express Employment Professionals hired Colette Roberts as its business developer.

Roberts brings 25 years of business consulting experience to the company.

She joins owner Duane Folden and Beth Bjorklund, inside sales and staffing consultant, at 1128 E. Front St., Port Angeles.

New to Port Angeles, she served in the United States Navy and was attached to VAQ 129 at NAS Whidbey Island for a four-year tour before being honorably discharged in 1982. Since then, she has lived in Louisiana.

Express Employment Professionals is a locally owned staffing and human resource solutions company serving Clallam and Jefferson counties since 2004.

Contact 452-1253 or


luncheon slated

At the Tuesday, Jan. 26, Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Steve Burkett, Sequim city manager, and Laura Dubois, mayor pro tem, will speak on "Meet Our New Manager," "Find Out What's Happening in Sequim in 2010" and "Find Out More About Earth Day 2010 in Sequim."

The luncheon begins at noon at SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, Sequim.

Cost is $15 for lunch and $3 for coffee or tea. ROC Media Productions and Comcast Spotlight sponsor the luncheon.

RSVP for lunch by Friday, Jan. 22, by calling 683-6197.

New boat dealer

Port Angeles Power Equipment is the Olympic Peninsula's new Axis boat and HO/Hyperlite sport dealer.

Malibu Boats manufactures Axis boats, which are wakeboard specific and designed for high performance.

Mike and Suzy Traband own Port Angeles Power Equipment, 2624 E. Highway 101, Port Angeles.

Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 9 a.m.-

4 p.m. Saturday.

Call 452-4652.

Design consultant

works in Sequim

Interior design consultant Andrea Gilles moved from McCrorie Carpet One Port Angeles to McCrorie Carpet One in Sequim, 279 W. Washington St.

Gilles has trained and worked in Port Angeles for eight months. She has lived in Sequim for 39 years.

She can be reached at 683-7500.

Garden center

hosts class

Henery's Garden Center, 1060 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim, hosts a free class on pruning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 23.

The class covers basic pruning of trees and shrubs to ensure healthy trees and plants.

R.T. Ball, a Clallam County native and graduate of Washington State University, teaches the class.

Ball owns his own business, Evergreen Enterprises, which provides landscaping and maintenance. Henery's is open 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call 683-6969.

Kerr obtains


Tanya Kerr of John L. Scott Real Estate, Sequim, obtained her associate broker license.

Kerr took more than 120 hours of continuing education in real estate and passed the state Department of Licensing broker exam.

In real estate for more than 17 years, she specializes in residential and vacant land sales.

She started in the escrow and title field, is a notary public and an inactive limited practice officer.

Kerr can be reached at 683-4131.

Robertson earns


Realtor Kimi Robertson of JACE The Real Estate Company, 933 E. First St., Port Angeles, earned the short sales and foreclosure resource certification to go with her Graduate of Realtor Institute certification.

Robertson learned how to help sellers maneuver the complexities of short sales and help buyers pursue short sale and foreclosure opportunities.

This is the second advanced course on the subject she has completed in the past year.

A native of the Olympic Peninsula, Robertson earned a degree at Peninsula College.

Call 565-2024.

Shut for


Dockside Grill at John Wayne Marina, 2577 West Sequim Bay Road, will be closed all day on Superbowl Sunday, Feb. 7.

The restaurant will reopen with regular hours of 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for lunch and 4-9 p.m. for dinner Wednesday-Sunday.

Call 683-7510.

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