Business briefs

Cottage Company holds closeout sale

The Cottage Company offers items 50 percent and 60 percent off through Saturday, May 21, its last scheduled day in business.

The store, 129 S. Second Ave., Sequim, is open 11 a.m.-

4 p.m. Call 683-7278.

Lavender growers invite new members

The Sequim Lavender Growers Association is accepting applications for new members during its open enrollment period ending May 31. Applications and membership qualifications are available at Click on the turquoise button to download or view the application. Call Susan Zuspan, membership secretary, at 582-1345 with questions.

Thrift shop offers Saturday sale

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s Thrift Shop at 204 W. Bell St. in Sequim will be open on Saturday, May 21, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The store is bursting with spring and summer apparel and home accessories. All white-tagged items will be marked at half price during this Saturday sale. The shop also is in need of volunteers. Call 683-7044 for more information.

First Federal offers free marketing seminar

Carolyn Cooper, owner of Carolyn E. Cooper Communications, leads a free discussion about integrating web, social media and other marketing at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at First Federal’s Sequim Avenue branch, 333 N. Sequim Ave.

Cooper has worked in the computer industry since 1979 and has a background in advertising and marketing.

A light meal and beverage are provided. Reservations are required; call 683-3886.

Peony Farm opens

Peony Farm, 2204 Happy Valley Road, Sequim, will be open 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays from May 25-

July 6.

Peonies in various colors and forms will be available, including herbaceous peonies, tree peonies, intersectional Itoh peonies and new hybrids. Call 360-808-4099.

Skin cancer screenings set

Paragon Dermatology continues to offer free skin cancer screenings in observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month and in cooperation with the American Academy of Dermatology.

Call 681-6900.

Businesses pay state back

Nearly 8,900 businesses paid $320.7 million in state and local back taxes during a three-month amnesty period that ended April 30, the Department of Revenue reported last week.

The Legislature unanimously enacted the first-ever amnesty in December at the request of the governor. It allowed the department to waive penalties and interest for qualifying businesses that paid the agreed-upon back taxes between Feb. 1-April 30.

Agency director Suzan DelBene said 78 percent of the participating businesses were small ones grossing less than $1 million a year.

Lipperts’ hosts special meal

Lipperts’ Restaurant, 134 S. Second St., Sequim, hosts a five-course wine dinner prepared by award-winning chef Brian Lippert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24. A variety of Washington state wines will complement the courses and be available for purchase after dinner. For first-come, prepaid reservations, call 683-6727.

Floral ‘play date’

for adults planned

The Cutting Garden hosts the first of six fun and informative “play dates” at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, at 303 Dahlia Llama Lane, Sequim.

Kindryn Doming will demonstrate how to make a large peony floral arrangement; one lucky guest will take it home. Lunch features fresh locally sourced ingredients prepared by Alder Wood Bistro.

Reservations are $24 per person for both lunch and the class; RSVP by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 3. Visit to make your reservation or call Doming at 360-775-0734.


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