Business Briefs

Sequim Open Aire Market opens
Sequim Open Aire Market opens its Wednesday Market today, Wednesday, June 9.
Local farmers and food producers from the Sequim Open Aire Market will be at the corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street from 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays. Call 460-2668.

AAA top shops
Evergreen Collision Center, 703 E. Washington St., and
Sequim Auto Clinic, 887 E. Washington St., both in Sequim, are recognized as AAA top shops.
AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities meet or exceed standards regarding equipment and certified technicians, guarantee service or repairs for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever comes first, must offer a written estimate; if requested in advance, return replaced parts and obtain approval before doing any work beyond the original estimate; provide complimentary vehicle inspections to AAA members when having other services performed; and agree to let AAA arbitrate any disputes regarding quality of service or repairs.
Call 800-562-2582.

Reverse mortgage seminar set
Dazé Lisenkoff and Kathryn Galbraith, reverse mortgage specialists at Senior American Funding Inc., present a seminar explaining the ins and outs of reverse mortgages at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, at the Sequim Senior Activity Center, 921 E. Hammond St., Sequim.
Call 681-2325.

Bell House Gift Shop reopens
The Bell House Gift Shop, 1345 S. Sequim Ave., reopened Wednesday, June 2.
The gift shop was redesigned with a French Country theme. A 1950’s kitchen display features For Your Home products.
Farm and gift shop hours for June are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
The Garden Cafe is open for dining service 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday in June.
Summer high tea dates are 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, and Wednesday, Aug. 11. Reservations are required.
Call 683-4541 or visit

Bartlett earns degree
Sharon Bartlett, a registered nurse and clinical educator for Olympic Medical Center’s education department, earned a Master of Science degree in nursing from the University of Phoenix.
Bartlett attended the Ventura College Nursing Program in Ventura, Calif., and received her Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif.
She began working at Olympic Medical Center a year ago.
Bartlett is involved in the creation and facilitation of educational opportunities for staff, patients and the community and HealthStream, a Web-based system that helps hospitals manage workforce continuing education, and maintain required clinical, technical and regulatory qualifications. 

Necessities & Temptations book signing
David Woodcock is at Necessities & Temptations for a book signing of his new book, “From The Air: Olympic Peninsula” 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, June 13.
The store is at 217 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles.
Call 457-6400.

Classes on herbs and teas
Botanical Touch, 115 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, offers two free classes.
“Teas and Tea Blending” is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, June 18.
“Herbs to Help Symptoms of Menopause, PMS and Candida” is 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24.
Call 683-2050.

America’s Finest Carpet Care moves
America’s  Finest Carpet Care, Inc., moved to 542 N. Oakridge Drive, Port Angeles.
Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Call 681-7277.

Melos leaves for retreat
The office of Linda Melos is closed through June 21.
Melos is participating in a fasting retreat at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Ariz.
She plans to teach a summer cleanse and rejuvenation program when she returns. 

Business tax workshop planned
Washington State Department of Revenue presents a business tax workshop from 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, July 20, at Lincoln Center Incubator, 905 W. Ninth St., Port Angeles.
Topics include state taxes that apply to businesses, record-keeping requirements, completing tax returns and getting answers to specific tax questions.
A workbook will be available.  Visit

Hartnagel celebrates 50-year anniversary
Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply celebrate the building supply store’s 50th anniversary on Saturday, June 12.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served from
10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. A treasure hunt and “bucket sale” are part of the festivities.
Hartnagel Building Supply is at 3111 Highway 101 East in Port Angeles. It has a new paint center, a new roofing showroom and a display of decking and siding samples.
Store hours are 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. Saturday. Call 452-8933.  
Everwarm employees get training
Four employees from Everwarm Hearth & Home traveled to Troutdale, Ore., to attend continuing education training sponsored by the Northwest Hearth, Patio and Barbeque Association. 
Terry McCartney, co-chairman of this year’s conference, presented a session on the new federal lead paint renovation and restoration requirements. 
Jim Amundson, Guy Vogelzang and Ethan Lyon also attended the conference and took the National Fireplace Institute Gas Specialist test.

First Federal sponsors 2010 Lavender Fest
First Federal is a presenting sponsor of the 2010 lavender festival, said Gina Lowman, chief banking officer. Lowman called the Sequim Lavender Festival one of the premier events on the Olympic Peninsula.
As the “only locally owned and managed financial institute on the peninsula, we are passionate about supporting our local events and activities,” Lowman said.
First Federal joins presenting partners John L. Scott Real Estate, Sequim, and the Sequim Gazette.

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