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Parker Paint returns to Port Angeles

Parker Paint and primers are available once again in Port Angeles - now at Angeles Millwork & Lumber Company and Hartnagel Building Supply.


Contractors and longterm Parker Paint customers can get the quality paint and primers they've been relying on for more than 15 years and can match existing Parker Paint colors and custom formulas.


For more information, call Angeles Millwork & Lumber Co. at 457-8581 or Hartnagel Building Supply at 452-8933.


Bernards attends farming event

Claire Bernards, a certified professional horticulturist, attended "Focus on Farming" on Nov. 4.


She is co-owner of Vision Landscape Nursery, 131 Kitchen-Dick Road.


She attended sessions on soil fertility and biology, the role of organisms, small plants for small landscapes, plants for rain and roof gardens and trends in farming and agricultural businesses. Call 683-2855.


First Federal seminar

Personal development and small business coach Bruce Hall addresses how successful companies establish renewal and growth in challenging economic times at First Federal's free monthly business education seminar in November.


The 90-minute seminar is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Port Townsend Castle Hill Branch, 1321 Sims Way, Port Townsend, 360-385-1416; and 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at Port Angeles Downtown Branch, 141 W. First St., 452-6620.


 All presentations include a light meal and beverage.


Service expanded

Olympic Restaurant Equipment Inc., 51 Dryke Road, Sequim, now offers outside repair service from Bremerton to Neah Bay and all outlying and surrounding communities.


For service calls, including after hours or weekend emergency repair work, call 582-1050.




Lavender scents in the big city

Gifts infused with local lavender are coming to the Northgate Mall in Seattle for the holidays.


Cedarbrook Lavender and Herb Farm is selling handmade items from its farm gift shop at a mall kiosk through November and December.




Hotel honors

In October, Bret and Trisha Wirta, owners of Wirta Hospitality Worldwide, received the Choice Hotels International Award for Property Excellence for operating a more sustainable hotel. Their Quality Inn and Suites in Sequim was recognized as an "Energy Star" hotel for the second year in a row and they work with Clean the World, which reprocesses and distributes hotels' leftover soaps and shampoos to help prevent the spread of childhood infectious diseases.


The Wirtas have won the award for Eco-Excellence three years in a row.


Tender Touches open house

Tender Touches Spa hosts its 2010 holiday open house and 10th anniversary celebration from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, at 545 Eureka Way, Sequim.


Everyone receives 10 percent off on all retail purchases as a "thank you" for 10 years of patronage. Drawings also will be held.


Call 681-4363 or visit


New hours for crystals

R&T Crystals, 158 E. Bell St., Sequim, is open new winter hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday.


Call 681-5087.


Estes Builders helps clients go green

Two Estes Builders employees have completed continuing education on energy efficient and environmentally responsible home building.


Nell Clausen completed a three-hour course on the advantages of building an Energy Star certified home.


Mike Lyckman completed a Structural Insulated Panel training course.

For more information, visit or call 683-8756.


Cary earns certification

Joella Cary of McComb Gardens earned her status as a certified professional horticulturist by passing a written exam administered by the Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association certification board and proved 2,000 hours with a licensed nursery or landscape contractor approved by the association.


Holiday gifts for children

Sleep Country USA is collecting new, unwrapped gifts, such as toys, games, sporting equipment, musical instruments, gift certificates, electronics, CDs, DVDs and more, for foster children. Make donations through Dec. 12 to Sleep Country for distribution to nonprofit foster organizations that will pair your gift with a foster child.


Store hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday.



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