Business News Sept. 23, 2015

Best Friends throws a party, Coho has early cancellation and Fitness studio hires veteran

Best Friend throws a party

Best Friend Nutrition, a Sequim health food store for dogs and cats, celebrates its 12th anniversary Sept. 21-26 by throwing a party for their customers and by giving back to the community with a silent auction fundraiser for pet rescue. The auction features about 50 items.

The store also will be hosting several events on Sept. 26 for the public to attend, including a program on “What is this thing called NoseWork?” with Miriam Rose, dog dancing with Carolyn Money and a trio of demonstration parties from store brands. Both Welfare Animals Guild and Peninsula Friends of Animals will attend from 1-4 p.m., with dogs and cats up for adoption.

Best Friend Nutrition is owned and operated by Jim and Hope Williams and is at 680 W. Washington, Suite B102. Call 681-8458.

Coho has early cancellation

Black Ball Ferry Line’s MV Coho will cancel the last round-trip sailing of the day on Thursday, Sept. 24, to replace a turbo assembly on one of the main engines. This will affect the 5:20 p.m. sailing from Port Angeles and the 7:30 p.m. departure from Victoria, B.C. The MV Coho will resume regular service on Friday, Sept. 25, with all scheduled sailings beginning with the 8:15 a.m. departure from Port Angeles. Visit for service updates.

Fitness studio hires exercise veteran

Fit4Life Studio, 1245 W. Washington St., Sequim, announces it has hired a new instructor, Kari Abbe. She has been a certified group exercise instructor for 34 years. Abbe is certified with AFAA, an international fitness organization. Starting in October, Abbe will be teaching cardio kickboxing at 9:15 Saturdays; total body conditioning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:15 a.m., and cycle sculpt Tuesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. Abbe will offer a free cardio kickboxing class at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information, call 360-464-5231 or see

Depot plans safety day

The Sequim Home Depot (1145 W. Washington S.t) will welcome safety experts from the peninsula for National Safety Month from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 3, in its parking lot.

See boats from the U.S. Coast Guard and Sheriff’s office, command units, cars, ambulances and others. Learn about safety for everyone. Youths may come and make a fire truck at Home Depot’s Kids Workshop.

Call 582-1620 for more information.


Information about parking in the article “Emerald in the alley brings outdoors inside,” (Sequim Gazette, Sept. 16, page A-7) was incorrect. According to Kim McDougal, owner of Blondie’s, the parking lot at Heritage Square is private and exclusive to its businesses 24/7. For customers of any other nearby businesses, parking in the Blondie’s lot may result in having their vehicles towed. Signs are posted.