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Dine with views of Sequim Bay at Dockside Grill Picture windows at “We have something for evDockside Grill provide eryone — meat lovers, seafood guests with a panoramic lovers and vegetarians, and view of Sequim Bay, a simple also gluten free” Steve says. reminder of the elegant locaGuests can enjoy their tion of the restaurant. meals with a cocktail or selecSteve Little, chef and tion from the extensive wine owner of Sequim’s only list, along with featured local waterfront dining restaurant, Micro-brews. says it was his love and pasReservations are recomsion to create delicious food mended. for others that prompted The Littles also offer on-site him to open Dockside Grill. catering with a large banquet “It is part of a lifelong room that is rented through dream to be able to do what the Port of Port Angeles, which I do best,” he says. seats up to 150 guests and can Steve and his wife Ruth be used for weddings, parties From left: Josh Souza, Ryan Hitt, Emily Welch, Glenn Welch, Steve Little, Ruth Little, Lance Welch or other special occasions. opened the fine-dining restaurant at John Wayne MaGranite tables are complirina in August of 2007 and it was quickly recognized with rave reviews. mented by warm-colored walls, and a beautiful, handcrafted wine cabiDockside Grill was nominated for Best Steakhouse on King 5’s net and indoor waterfall fountain round out the elegant atmosphere. Evening Magazine “Best of Western Washington” and is well known The ambiance is eclipsed only by the stunning waterfront dining for the best seafood on the Olympic Peninsula. and view of surrounding John Wayne Marina and Sequim Bay, where Together with their excellent staff — including Assistant Chef diners are often treated to glimpses of the marine and bird life that Josh Souza and Sous Chef Glenn Welch — they serve savory Northgrace the picturesque bay, which you can enjoy with the binoculars west dishes like cedar planked steaks, paella, bouillabaisse, calamari on the windowsills. steak, local seafood, oysters Rockefeller and also several fresh pasta “There’s always something to watch out in the marina,” says Ruth. dishes, all made to order. “We have eagles that perch on the trees, sea otters and seals playing At lunchtime, enjoy their delicious “Cubano,” a grilled sandwich in the water, or kingfishers and cormorants flying by.” with their house roasted pork, ham and swiss cheese, or their hand “We want to thank our wonderful guests and staff for making this pressed Angus Beef Chuck Burger. Ask about “The Perfect Burger” dream a reality and for making Dockside Grill a destination point,” with the tempura bacon. Steve and Ruth add.



Welcome to Dockside Grill on Sequim Bay, where our menu, cocktail & wine selection, local micro-brews and the view are perfect for a simple meal or a special occasion. - Steve & Ruth Little Chef/Owners

360-683-7510 2577 West Sequim Bay Rd. Sequim

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Aawnings & Sunrooms of Distinction...............5 Airport Café and Gift Shop.........................38 All Weather Heating & Cooling...................30 Allform Welding.........................................31 Angeles Machine Works.............................35 Anytime Fitness..........................................39 Botanical Touch/Nicole Livengood................16 Brenda’s Bookkeeping/Brenda Cantelow........16 By Arrangement/Jean Cameron....................27 Certified Hearing........................................33 Cloud 9 (Bada Bean! Bada Bloom!)..............21 Coleman Diesel Repair................................38 The Computer Doctor/Dave Grainger............27 Dockside Grill..............................................2 Domino’s Pizza...........................................38 Elwha River Casino.....................................24 Express Employment Professionals Colette Roberts.......................................3 First Federal..................................................4 Fountain Square Jewelers............................38 Franni’s Gift Expressions..............................22 Frontier Bank...............................................13







Full Spectrum Landscape..............................14 Greywolf Veterinary Hospital........................15 H&R Block................................................26 John L. Scott/Don Edgmon...........................3 Kah Tai Care Center...................................44 Karen Sistek................................................41 Kitsap Bank..................................................11 Land Title and Escrow/Rob Onnen..............27 Laurel Lanes..............................................38 Linda Smith, LMP.......................................16 Mathews Glass..........................................40 Mountain Propane......................................42 Mountain View Hearing/Robert Keesee........27 Mutual Self-Help Program (HACC)..............6 My Coach................................................20 Northwest Native Expressions.......................18 Novus Glass/Brent Larson............................16 Olympic Game Farm...................................12 Pacific Rim Hobby......................................38 Park View Villas.........................................36 Peabody Creek RV Park..............................38 Peninsula Daily News/Suzanne Williams.........16







Peninsula Heat.............................................7 Peninsula Mortgage....................................43 Permanent Cosmetic Make-Up/Janie Dicus...27 Port of Port Angeles....................................34 Primary Care Sequim/Bridgett Bell Kraft...........27 Pro Active Chiropractic Clinic.....................37 Rainbow Sweepers.....................................38 Red Lion Hotel..........................................28 Renaissance...............................................29 Salt Creek.................................................38 Serenity House/Evelyn Barnes........................3 Serenity House..........................................25 Skincare Suites Spa.....................................23 Sound Sleep Clinic.....................................17 Sportsmen Motel.......................................38 Strait-View Credit Union.............................38 Tea Grand Central.....................................32 Treasures ‘N Thrift.....................................8,9 UBuildIt.....................................................19 Westside Grooming/Mary Ellen Zalewski.......16 Windermere...............................................10 The Wine Seller.........................................38

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Colette Roberts

With 25 years of business consulting experience Colette Roberts is working to help our local economy grow by offering strategic staffing and Human Resource Solutions that increase our client’s bottom line. “I’m looking forward to becoming part of the community by serving as a volunteer with various civic organizations”

Long time Serenity Shop manager is retiring in 2010, after more than eleven years leading the very successful retail operation in Sequim. She will be very much missed, but we wish her a happy retirement.

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Serving the Olympic Peninsula since 1990. When buying, you can expect me to be available when you need me and I’ll provide you with the information you need to make an educated decision. When you list your home with me, I will aggressively market your home until it is SOLD. I will communicate any activity to you quickly & negotiate the highest price possible.

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Supporting the community, customers for 87 years First Federal has been partnering with our community for 87 years. We are a business and banking leader, intent on remaining a strong, forward-thinking financial institution. Eight branches strong, we serve Clallam and Jefferson counties from Forks to Port Townsend. We are rooted in the values and traditions that have strengthened our communities, and to this day we continue our commitment to provide the best in financial services to the people living on the Olympic Peninsula. At First Federal, you’ll find the products and services you’d expect at a larger bank but with a hometown touch. From personal accounts to mortgage lending, business banking, investment services, commercial lending and more, we’re here to serve your financial needs. Business customers benefit from the personal attention of a Relationship Manager serving both their banking and lending needs. These specialists work one-on-one with customers and are committed to helping small businesses survive and thrive. We are this area’s only mutual organization, which means that rather than serving shareholders, we have the freedom to wholeheartedly serve our community. Stop by one of our convenient branches and experience the best in customer service and banking products. We look forward to meeting you!

First Federal’s Board of Directors includes — Back: David Blake, David Flodstrom, Richard Kott, Lloyd Eisenman and George Bell. Middle: Louella Lawrence, James Harvey, President/CEO Levon Mathews, Stephen Oliver and Brent Shirley. Front: Board Chairman Jimmy Ray.

Port Angeles Branches • Downtown: 141 West First St. • Eastside: 1603 East First St. • Sixth Street: 227 East Sixth St.

• Port Townsend Branches • Castle Hill: 1321 Sims Way • Uptown at Aldrich’s Market: 940 Lawrence St.

Sequim Branches • Sequim Avenue: 333 North Sequim Ave. • Sequim Village Marketplace: 1201 West Washington St.

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Switch banks. Switch priorities. Most banks return profits to shareholders. Since we’re a mutual organization, we have the freedom to make you and our community our top priorities. When you switch your checking account to First Federal, funds are reinvested into all kinds of community endeavors that make this peninsula great. There’s no cost to you; it’s just a great way for us to make a difference in our community - together. For a more meaningful checking relationship, switch to First Federal.

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Creativity and distinct service runs in the family Brad Buchser, owner of Aawnings & Sunrooms of Distinction, says that “distinction” is the key word in his company’s name. “It directs us through every phase of servicing our clients,” he says. “And provides the basis needed for an all around successful experience for each of our customers.” Coming from a gene pool that is all about being creative and desiring to meet the needs of others, Brad says he has followed the legacy started by his great uncle, Hillman Buchser, who began enhancing homes through top quality products Luke Buchser, Beverly Ullmann, Susie Buchser and Brad Buchser and service in 1928. confirmed that the use of exterior awnings Hillman welcomed Brad’s can reduce room temperatures more than 20 father Calvin Buchser into the growing company in 1946 and was subsequently joined by degrees, and that sunrooms can provide up to 50 percent savings on heating bills in the Brad’s sister, Beverly Ullmann, in 1958. The winter months. family legacy continued with Brad joining the Awnings and sunrooms often add more business in 1969, and today is rounded out resale value to a home than the initial cost of by his wife Susie and son Luke’s involvement. installing them. “When properly designed, our The awning and sunroom industry has sunrooms create the perfect environment for seen tremendous growth consistent with the growing demand for energy efficient products. enjoying the outdoors, indoors,” Brad says. Glass roofs are often replaced with advanced Brad says that solar energy research has

“insulated roof panels” that control extreme room temperature, while beautiful glass walls preserve over 92 percent of your outdoor view. Adds Brad, “Our awnings and solar shades are easily customized to accommodate the homeowners’ unique needs of protection from sun glare and heat. All our sun control systems can be made fixed, retractable, motorized or automated for sun and wind control.” Homeowners needing more living space, or having problems with sun exposure, find their products to be an excellent value. “We have become proficient at transforming nature’s harsh conditions into the most comfortable of living spaces,” Brad says. The future of Aawnings & Sunrooms of Distinction looks bright with the continuing advancements in product development and the increase in consumer awareness of energy efficient designs. “We remain committed to providing our community with a quality of service that continues to be distinctly professional and personal,” Brad says. “From the Hood Canal Bridge to Forks, we invite you to contact us for a free estimate. Try us, I think you’ll like us!”

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Building a community through “sweat equity” Participants and future hombelow 80 percent of the area meeowners in the Mutual Self-Help dian income (AMI). Housing Program aren’t just Loans are obtained through USDA building homes for their families — Rural Development. Payments are they’re building a community. based on the household’s adjusted inAs a result, group members come and can be subsidized dependwork together on constructing all ing on the household income. the houses — not just their own. Each group of homes takes about The housing program is a sweat 10 to 12 months to complete, with equity program sponsored by participants building houses simulthe Housing Authority of Claltaneously. lam County (HACC) that helps Households contribute a minilow-income households achieve mum of 32 hours per week to conhomeownership. struct the houses, although a portion Eight to ten participants work of these hours can be volunteer together under the supervision of hours by friends or family members. a construction supervisor to build HACC has successfully assisted their homes, contributing at least 65 with the construction of 38 other percent of the labor. The labor acts houses and plans to build an adA Self-Help Home currently under construction at Peninsula Village. as a down payment. ditional 16 houses at the Peninsula Construction on the eight homes in the group began in July 2009. Households form a Building Village site. Group Membership during the The Mutual Self-Help Housing construction process, electing a foreman, Program is a great opportunity for workgroup coordinator and bookkeeper to assist spokesperson and timekeeper who work ing class individuals and families who don’t the group. together to keep everyone motivated. have the means or income to qualify for In Clallam County, eight homes are The housing program is part of the U.S. a conventional loan to achieve the goal of currently under construction at Peninsula Department of Agriculture’s Rural Develophomeownership. Village, a new residential development just ment Program and was a forerunner to simiHACC is currently seeking interested off Lindberg Road in Port Angeles. lar home building/ownership programs. households for the Mutual Self-Help HousKeeping with the theme of building a A USDA Rural Development 523 Techniing Program. For more information, visit community, no one moves in until all the cal Assistance grant funds the salaries of or call Sarah Martinez homes in the group are completed. construction supervisors, a loan packager/ at 360-452-7631, ext. 22. Qualified applicants must have incomes

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Peninsula Heat, providing HVAC services for 15 years Entering into its fifteenth year of business, Peninsula Heat has established itself as one of the premier installation and servicing companies of heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems in the area. Peninsula Heat occupies a centrally located 7,000-square-foot warehouse, with a full-service sheet metal shop and offices on Kitchen-Dick Road. This Lennox Premier dealer company is owned by Ken Lofstrom, who has extensive HVAC experience and knowledge since starting in the trade in 1973. His installation layouts and design are second to none. Estimator Chris Hahn has 23 years experience in the design and bidding process, starting in the trade with a Lennox dealer in New Jersey in 1987, then working at a Lennox “5 Star” dealer in Colorado in the 1990s, and then with Peninsula Heat since 2000. Office manager Charlotte Anderson, who “runs the show,” has been with the company since its inception in 1996. In addition, six installation specialists, three service technicians, a customer service representative and a service dispatcher round out the staff that offers extensive knowledge and experience and is ready to serve their customers’ home and commercial needs. Peninsula Heat is an installing and servicing contractor for heat pumps, rooftop

units in light commercial applications, air conditioners, electric and LP furnaces, radiant in-floor heating systems, ductless split heating and cooling systems, air filtration systems, energy recovery ventilators, sheet

metal fabrication and solar thermal systems. Phone 360-681-3333 for a free estimate on a residential or commercial system or for an alternative heating source for an existing home or business.

Owner Ken Lofstrom, kneeling in truck, helps one of his crews load a heat pump for one of the day’s installations. From left, Jeff Buerer, Chris Blue and Jay Hullette provide the muscle.

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Having Fun, Saving Money and Helping Kids! Although in business for less than a year, Treasures ’n Thrift (TNT), located at 520 E. Washington St. in Sequim, has become a strong supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula (BGCOP). “From the beginning, we wanted to give back to the community,” says Ron Ferré, who co-owns the store with his wife, Robin. Immediately after deciding to start the business, the Ferrés contacted Bob Schilling, executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs, and told him they wanted to donate a portion of their proceeds to the clubs. Thus the association between the privately owned TNT and BGCOP began. The store’s motto is “Shop, Save, And Help Our Local Kids.” The Ferrés, who also own Lighthouse Latte and Gourmet Food across the street from TNT at 615 E. Washington St., have always been community-minded people. Lighthouse Latte, formerly Latte Robin Ferré, Ron Ferré and Jayme Birdsall sit in front of the designer corner at Treasures ‘N Thrift that features 101 Espresso, has been open since designer jeans, designer and designer-inspired handbags, and other accessories. 1993 and was the first drive-thru latte The store has a furniture room that includes mattresses and stand in Sequim. boxsprings, a book room, a linen room, an office room that includes They have expanded their menu to include breakfast and lunch, and all food is homemade and made to order. Local delivery in Sequim CDs, cassettes, and VHS tapes, and the main room that includes household items, clothing for every member of the family, toys, baby is available for orders of $25 or more. items, records and miscellaneous items. The stand’s motto is “Gourmet To Go.” It is practically a department store, with an inventory that grows Robin has lived in Sequim since 1983 and has been involved in daily. many community activities and organizations over the years, includThe Ferrés daughter, Jayme Birdsall, is a junior at Sequim High ing United Way of Clallam County, Sequim Irrigation Festival and School and frequently helps out at the store. Sequim Soroptimist. “She’s been very instrumental in decorating,” says Robin. “She has The Ferrés purchased the old “Car Quest” building in November a natural talent for design.” 2007. They put the building up for lease and then later, in 2009, As a locally-owned and family-run business, TNT has a friendly for sale. They had no success due to the economy, one thing led to another, and the Ferrés found themselves in the thrift-store business. atmosphere. The relaxing environment is accentuated by music playing throughout the store. They were greatly inspired by a passage from the Bible, Joshua The inventory changes daily and TNT has developed a strong 1:9, which reads in part, “Have I not commanded you to be strong base of return customers and a team of volunteers who help run and courageous! Do not be terrified, do not be discouraged.” the store. “In this economy, we all need to draw encouragement from “People have been very generous with their donations because somewhere. We got ours from this verse. We ran the numbers and they know it helps the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic decided to try it,” Ron says. Peninsula,” Ron says. The doors officially opened in October, but customers were busAmong the services offered at the store is a “wish list.” If a custling to shop before then. tomer is looking for a specific item and TNT doesn’t have it, the cusIn August, the Ferrés started to clean up the building. They tomer can write their name and number down and TNT will contact opened the front doors because it was hot inside and that was when them when the item comes in. people started walking in asking what they were doing. Consignments are available on larger items, such as furniture, The TNT encompasses 6,000 square feet, part of which had been with a portion of those proceeds still being donated to the BGCOP. an auto repair shop for many years. Pick up and delivery services are also available. The Ferrés degreased the walls and painted and carpeted the Currently in the works is a Web site,, floors, resulting in an instant transformation. They remodeled two where customers can purchase the new items that TNT carries, such bathrooms and turned one into a dressing room. as the jeans and handbags. “We wanted to create a friendly environment for customers to TNT hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. shop in,” Ron says. and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. TNT is unique among thrift stores because it also carries many Treasures ‘n Thrift can be contacted at 360-683-0669 or through new items. A designer corner up front features a selection of designer the aforementioned Web site. jeans, designer and designer-inspired handbags, jewelry and accesThe Ferrés invite you to come on in, have some fun and save sories — all at discount prices. some money! Additional new items will be brought in as demand grows.

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Windermere sets the benchmark for real estate The Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Ludlow Windermere offices and their team of real estate professionals set a benchmark for the way real estate should be done. Our customers come first. Windermere Realtors® anticipate and respond to the needs of buyers and sellers, and they support the communities they serve. In keeping with this philosophy, Windermere has become, and continues to be, the leader in real estate on the Olympic Peninsula. Windermere will continue to build on the dedication to service, commitment to customers and involvement in community support that sets the standard. The Sequim, Port Angeles and Port Ludlow network of Wind-

From left, broker Dave Sharman, owner Terry Neske, broker Tom Cantwell, and owner Quint Boe. Not pictured is broker Laura Haladay.

ermere offices now has four convenient locations, with more than 50 experienced real estate professionals to serve you. Windermere’s friendly and experienced agents are your greatest resource when it comes to real estate. Windermere offers the best in expertise for all areas of real estate, including homes, vacant and undeveloped land, commercial or investment property, recreational property and property management services. Windermere’s structure allows each office to operate independently, giving our clients the personal touch and a uniquely quality experience in real estate transactions. Web technology tools supported by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the Olympic Listing Service, Commercial Brokers Listing Service, Google, Yahoo,, Trulia, Zillow, Craigslist, YouTube and Facebook give our home sellers a real edge in marketing. These tools and many more give buying and selling customers world wide access to our listed properties as well as access to buyer’s services that are unmatched on the Olympic Peninsula. Windermere is locally owned. The owners, brokers and associates are intimately familiar with our communities. We are active at every level of our communities. We work continuously to keep our resources in tune with the pulse of our area. The four Windermere offices of the Olympic Peninsula form a linked network of real estate resources like no other on the Peninsula. This serves to optimize our offices and agents’ ability to collaborate and share resources. This teamwork enables our Windermere offices and agents to provide unique advantages to all clients. No matter what type of property you’re seeking, the Windermere Port Angeles, Sequim East, SunLand and Port Ludlow offices will help you achieve your real estate goals quickly, efficiently and enjoyably. Windermere knows the North Olympic Peninsula like their own back yard — because it is. We invite you to contact or come visit us today for the best in Peninsula real estate.

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Kitsap Bank, ready to serve you in its next century Kitsap Bank began as a small bank with one location in Port Orchard, and has grown to be a leader among community banks in the nation with 25 offices in the Greater Puget Sound region. Today, our assets are nearly $1 billion strong, and we employ more than 250 people.

Steadfast partners Kitsap Bank remains your true local bank that cares about its customers and communities. Building long-term relationships is a commitment that everyone at Kitsap Bank takes very seriously. These personal, in-touch relationships are possible due to our unparalleled team of bankers, which now spans five Western Washington counties. Their years of experience, dedication, and willingness to try new approaches gives Kitsap Bank the flexibility and expertise to forge hard-working relationships. Kitsap Bank is a stabilizing force in the community, providing leadership not only for finances but also in giving back. Dedicated to bettering the lives of citizens in our area, we support more than 100 local events and have donated more than $1.25 million in the last six years.

Your local community bank Our friendly, knowledgeable bankers are ready to assist you with all of your financial needs. Kitsap Bank has six convenient locations on the Olympic Peninsula: Port Angeles branch at 616 Front St.; one of our two Sequim locations, 990 E. Washington St. or 1320 W. Washington St.; Port Ludlow branch at 74 Breaker Lane; Port Hadlock at 69 Oak Bay Road; and two locations in Port Townsend at 2313 E. Sims Way or 215 Taylor St. Safe, profitable, well-capitalized — ready to serve you in our second century!


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Original Kitsap County Bank building, circa 1910.


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Get up close with wild animals at Olympic Game Farm Families who go to Olympic Game Farm are delighted when they experience wildlife up close and personal! This is the opportunity for visitors to really see a tiger’s stripes, a rare white rhinoceros and huge bears, or get slobbered by a buffalo! Timber wolves, Bengal and Siberian tigers, Damara zebras, African lions, along with coyotes, bobcats and cougars — and the many other varieties — leave visitors with vivid memories of these amazing creatures. Follow the grizzly tracks on the driving tour that has friendly llamas and Tibetan yak eating bread from your hand! Clowning bears stand up and wave while elk and a heard of buffalo graze the pastures. Peacocks cluster around the front entrance of the gift shop and the petting farm. Lloyd and Catherine Beebe established the farm more than 40 years ago. Though retired, they still live on Olympic Game Farm in Sequim is the place to safely experience wildlife at close range. the property atop the hill in their home overlooking the 160-acre farm and the The Beebe family continues to manage the Olympic Game Farm mile owned on each side of the Dungethat Lloyd and Catherine founded — continuing their dream of carness River. ing for wildlife. After Walt and Roy Disney learned of Lloyd’s knack for comTo learn more about visiting this one-of-a-kind place, go online to municating and handling the animals, Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.

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Frontier Bank can help with your banking needs

Frontier Bank has branch offices throughout the North Olympic Peninsula. Pictured above is the Sequim location at 901 W. Washington St.

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Frontier operates 47 offices in Clallam, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Pierce, Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston, and Whatcom counties in Washington and three offices in Oregon. Additional information regarding Frontier Bank and its services can be found at the bank’s Website at www.frontierbank. com.


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Caring for your furry, feathered family members

Back row, from left: Jennifer Allman, Coleen Imbarrato, Amy Gentilo, Hailee Harrington and Diana Wright. Front row, from left: Juli Rogers, Vickie Anderson, Dr. Maya Bewig, Dr. Jennifer Tavares, Dr. Mike Tyler and Kimberly Gibbons with Rose.

Greywolf Veterinary Hospital doesn’t just treat animals — they treat the pets who are members of your family. The full-service hospital in Sequim is run by a team of three veterinarians, groomers, animal trainers and staff who are all committed to providing high quality care to the pets in your family. The staff sees all companion animals, from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits and other smaller “pocket pets.” “We don’t want pets to be seen as a medical issue,” Dr. Mike Tyler says of the staff’s philosophy. “We want them to be seen as family members, and we work to keep the family whole.” Dr. Tyler opened the pet hospital in 1991, which has two other veterinarians on staff — Dr. Maya Bewig and Dr. Jennifer Tavares. All three love dogs and cats and other animals, although Dr. Tyler notes that he has a special interest in the llamas and alpacas while Dr. Bewig and Dr. Tavares have a soft spot for the exotics and pocket pets. Among the services offered are wellness exams and vaccinations, surgery, dentistry, radiology and imaging, and more. Beyond treating your own animals, Greywolf works closely with the Northwest Raptor Center, providing free medi-

cal care to the sick or injured wild birds and other animals in their care. “This is an ongoing service that we’ve provided since we first opened,” says Dr. Tyler. Beyond the diagnostic and lab services, Greywolf also offers boarding facilities, a grooming facility, and a training center where classes are held. Classes range from tricks to obedience, but the most frequent classes offered are for puppy socialization. “The number one reason animals are given up to a shelter is for behavioral issues,” Dr. Tyler explains, “but most of those can be solved by early socialization.” In these classes, people can learn what behavior is normal for a dog, how to communicate with their dogs, and determine what their dogs are trying to tell them. Since understanding your dog is something everyone in the family should know, Dr. Tyler recommends that as many of the family members as possible come to the sessions. “It’s not about commands, it’s about relationships,” he says. The next class is scheduled to start at the beginning of March. Contact Greywolf at 360-683-2106 for more information.

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Suzanne Williams is the new Peninsula Daily News Advertising Director. Suzanne has worked in the newspaper industry for 23 years. She spent 17 years at The Columbian in Vancouver and was most recently the advertising director at The Wenatchee World in central Washington. Suzanne and her family are thrilled to be living in Port Angeles where they have been exploring the beautiful outdoors on weekend hiking trips. Suzanne has especially enjoyed meeting “her neighbors” in the North Olympic Peninsula communities.


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Linda offers an integrative approach to wellness, combining a synergy of health alternatives. A graduate of the Peninsula College Massage Program, she has been a massage practitioner for 14 years. Along with her deep tissue, Swedish, neuromuscular & relaxation massages, you can experience the therapeutic benefits of an infrared sauna; purge toxins with a foot bath cleanse or try Turbosonic vibration for flexibility and endurance. Linda is now trained and certified to perform cardiovascular screenings on the new Cardio Pulse Wave machine. Office hours are M-S by appointment.

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Helping you sleep soundly for the past decade Sleep is more important than hypertension, congestive heart failure, people often realize. atrial fibrillation, stroke, diabetes and While about one-third of our lives depression. are spent sleeping, it impacts the reFor help, call the clinic to arrange maining two-thirds we spend awake. for an appointment where a sleepSigns of unhealthy sleep — such oriented history and physical are as morning headaches, snoring, completed. frequent awakenings and daytime If needed, a sleep study will be sleepiness — are all reasons to seek scheduled. The client comes into help from a sleep specialist. the sleep lab where, in a quiet and Sound Sleep Clinic and Sleep comfortable setting, several sensors are Disorders Center is a fully-accreditpainlessly connected prior to going to ed sleep diagnostic center in Sequim sleep for the night. and the only non-hospital based Hundreds of pages of biophysisleep lab on the Peninsula. ologic data will be collected overnight They offer services at rates far by one of the lab’s registered polysomlower than at hospitals. nographic technicians. Dr. “Jak” Nikomborirak, a board Dr. Jak will then examine them, certified sleep specialist and owner/ make his interpretation and develop medical director of Sound Sleep his diagnosis. Clinic, has brought affordable and When this process is completed, the convenient sleep medicine to the client comes in to meet with the sleep North Olympic Peninsula for the Back to front, left to right: Harvey Hochstetter, BS, RPSGT; Brooks McMillon, specialist to determine a treatment past decade because the cost of care MRN, ARNP; Dr. Jak, MD, D, ABSM; Deena Hochstetter, LPN, RPSGT; and program. should not keep someone from get- Christine Easton, MA. Not pictured are night staff Julia Smith; Jeremy Diagnosis and treatment for the ting a sleep disorder treated. 108 different sleep disorders are Lausch, RPSGT; Holly Walker; and David Turner, technician trainee. No referral is required for Medicarried out in accordance with the care, and many other insurances American Academy of Sleep Medicine Healthy sleep at any age should be quiet, don’t require referrals either. accreditation standards. Plus, you won’t find any “facility fee” charges consolidated and restful. Evidence shows Sleeping should not make us tired or that sleep disorders affect many of our body — which often are paid out-of-pocket — besleepy — it should be rejuvenating. Enjoy systems and can result in conditions such as cause Sound Sleep Clinic doesn’t have them. feeling alive, rested and healthy.














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Gallery showcases timeless Native American crafts In 1992 the Jamestown The gallery has a good S’Klallam Tribe opened a small selection of hand-engraved art gallery to help carry on the silver and also offers gold cultural traditions of the tribe through special order. and display Native American art. Beaded and turquoise Today the Northwest Native jewelry abound in the form Expressions Art Gallery is four of earrings, necklaces, rings, times as large as the original bracelets and more. space, but the mission remains “We have pretty much the same. anything you can think of in The original small gallery turquoise,” says Marlo Fazio, has been enlarged and remodthe gallery’s jewelry buyer. eled twice to encompass a Marlo looks for beauty, wealth of Native American uniqueness and quality when artwork, a majority of which choosing the gallery’s jewelry. comes from the North Olympic The selection is small and From left, Anika Kessler, Wendy Humphries, Verla Hanway and Marlo Fazio Peninsula and also Vancouver very selective, showcasing the Island. beautiful work of Native AmeriMany artwork pieces in the gallery are made from cedar, includcans who are passing on their timeless craft to future generations in ing bentwood boxes, baskets, plaques, masks and paddles, all of hopes that these ancient art forms will not be lost. which are handcrafted. Jewelry designed by Dale Faulstich is also available at the gallery. The cedar baskets in the gallery are extremely unique since cedar Faulstich is the master carver who designed and created the house for the baskets can only be collected at certain times of the year and poles — otherwise known as totem poles — on display outside the from select locations. tribal center. The bark must be carefully stripped from the trees to prevent Each piece of handcrafted artwork at the gallery is unique, whethharming the tree. Then the cedar strands are carefully separated er it is how it was painted or where the wood was collected from. before being woven into baskets. When something is handcrafted, each one is just a little different. Other artworks at the art gallery include etched glassware, prints, There are artwork pieces to suit every interest and prices to suit masks, spirit boxes, wood plaques, T-Shirts and jackets, Pendleton every budget — anyone can take home a little Native American art of blankets, books for all ages, cards, music, flutes and moccasins. their own. Tribal members also offer their beautiful, handcrafted jewelry at The gallery is currently developing a Web site, northwestnative Northwest Native Expressions., that will launch in May.

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Building your dream home has never been easier Is it your dream to build your own home, but you don’t know where to start? UBuildIt makes it easier than ever to be your own contractor, to build or remodel your own home — even if you know nothing about construction. “We’re experienced guides to help people manage their own project — from hiring a designer and getting permits, through getting funding, all the way to the completed project,” says Chuck Bishop, manager. “Part of our service includes going out to the building site more than 20 times to make sure things are built correctly, progressing the way they should and staying on budget.” By going through a full homebuilding checklist all costs are known up front — including UBuildIt’s low fixed fee. Since homeowners pay for materials and subcontractors directly, there is no markup on labor and materials. This can add up to a savings of sometimes 25 percent, depending on homeowner involvement. With the savings, many are able to afford items they wouldn’t be able to otherwise. Homeowners are able to control the decision making and can be as hands-on as they’d like with UBuildIt. In areas where the homeowner decides to subcontract the work, such as roofing, plumbing or electrical, they can choose from UBuildIt’s list of approved sub-

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Focusing on study skills to help students succeed Do you instinctively know your child could be doing better in school? If so, Denise Graham can help. After spending 16 years as an English teacher at a private academy in British Columbia and finishing her MBA, Denise turned her favorite part of teaching — working one-on-one with students to make them successful — into a business. Across North America academic coaches are just becoming recognizable, Denise says. Children headed for university in Asia and Europe, on the other hand, often get coaching at a very young age. Ironically, Denise says, there’s not much difference between an A student and a C student. “The A students are just better at playing the game of going to school,” she says. Her average client is a sopho- Denise Graham tutors a student at the Sequim Library. more in high school with a C average who through disorganiAcademic coaching primarily focuses on zation or even apathy is not achieving grades study skills regardless of material content. that everyone around them knows they are Denise, for example, won’t concentrate capable of. on biology or math, instead she’ll teach

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about universal things like time management, critical thinking, problem solving, reading comprehension, task analysis, writing skills and goal setting. She also delves into something called action learning — a cognitive awareness of how each of us learns. By spending time with clients and asking questions, Denise can unlock what type of learner a student is and help them customize their own learning experience. The skill set Denise teaches benefits any age group and also makes clients highly employable. “Employers like organized, detailed-oriented people who can work well under pressure, solve problems and research to find solutions,” she says. Denise charges $40 an hour and typically sees clients for six months. During that time she meets a student’s teachers and gets to know their individual expectations. For a complimentary opening discussion about My Coach Education Support Services, phone Denise at 360-797-4413 or e-mail mystudycoach@

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Fresh flowers and espresso in one stop at Cloud 9 Cloud 9 has been servEspresso, blended coffees, 100 ing the Peninsula fresh percent real fruit smoothies flowers and espresso for and tons of baked goods. the past nine years. On the floral side, the flo“Where else can you rist shop offers a great selecwalk in and smell fresh tion of cut flowers, bouquets, cut lilies and the awakenballoons and gift baskets. ing aroma of espresso Flowers are shipped in beans?” asks owner Haley from all over the world so Hulett. customers get the best quality “We can offer a quick and variety. Delivery service latte and a dozen roses all is also available. in one visit!” Cloud 9 now provides The two businesses wine and beer for purchase that make up Cloud 9 and gift basket delivery, recently got new names offering a selection from — Bada Bean! (formerly local wineries and a variety Angels Abrewin’) and of breweries. Call 360-452Bada Bloom! (formerly 9948 for items in stock. Angels Abloom). Co“Whether you’re having inciding with the new a bad day or you just need name is a new look — a pick-me-up, we’re here to they remodeled the place help anyone find the perfect last year and added tanOwner Haley Hulett, bottom left, and the angels of Cloud 9 — Ryane, Molly, Chelsea and Alle. gift or suggest a new beverning services to the mix. age to try,” Haley says. While the Cloud 9 All the employees enjoy wonderful creative outlet,” says the former businesses may have a new name and look, what they do and that attitude is reflected in graphic designer. “I also loved the idea of the great staff and service remains the same. their work. working so closely with the public.” Haley opened the business in 2001 when “We try to really get to know our customThe next year she added on the drivethe flower shop at 1105 E. Front St. in Port ers and give them an experience that they thru espresso, and the business venture Angeles was up for sale. will remember and pass on to friends and turned out to be a successful combination. “I thought floral design would be a family,” she says. At Cloud 9, baristas serve Dillanos


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Gift baskets and more at Franni’s Gift Expressions Franni’s Gift Expressions is known for their gift baskets — but the store, really, is so much more. Around every corner of the shop are unique, interesting items you can’t find anywhere else on the Peninsula. Ladies accessories, books, inspirational items, angels, candles, gourmet foods, Webkinz, soaps, lotions and Willow Tree figurines are just some of what you’ll find. The store has a wall dedicated to locally made products and even offers a section of fun “over the hill” items and other humorous gifts. “I get a big kick when I hear people laughing in the store,” says owner Franni Feeley. The fun-loving, creative side of Franni is what prompted her to open the store in the first place. She spent five years working for the public defender’s office in Port Angeles, but felt her creativity wasn’t being utilized. She began putting together the well-known baskets in her home. “Sending out a warrant letter isn’t as much fun as giving someone a gift basket,” she says. Franni was successful in that endeavor and in 2004 expanded to her current space where, among other things, she offers exemplary customer service. “We really go the extra mile for our customers,” Frannis says. Andi Hefton, left, and owner Franni Feeley with bags by Marie Osmond. Andi is Franni’s daughter and right-hand woman. She offers free gift wrapping, shipping nationwide and even gives out chocolates with every purchase. Osmond who Franni met while at a show in Atlanta. Customers don’t even have to come in to buy a gift — just call, “She was gracious, bubbly and down to earth, which endeared tell Franni what you want and she’ll gift wrap and deliver it for you her to me,” Franni says of Osmond. for free within the Port Angeles city limits. Delivery is also available Marie’s eye-catching and intriguing accessories include jewelry, anywhere else on the Peninsula for a small fee. tote bags, purses, laptop carriers, wallets and cosmetic bags. Demand dictates inventory at Franni’s. If customers want someFor more information, phone 360-417-0969 or go to www. thing enough, Franni will go out of her way to find it. A recent addition to the store is a line of accessories by Marie 025071032



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Treat your body to a vacation at Skincare Suites Years before the doors to Skincare Suites Spa opened, owner Jodi Fairchild was planning and saving. Her forethought and fiscal discipline have resulted in a successful, debt-free, 3-year-old business that gives Peninsula residents an escape from their everyday lives. One reason Jodi thinks her business has been so successful is that the troubled economy has families thinking twice before shelling out money on trips that involve purchasing plane tickets, hotels and meals.

Jodi Fairchild at her Port Angeles spa.


People aren’t getting away as much — but they still need a vacation, she says. Her spa provides just that. After an hour or more inside Skincare Suites Spa, customers feel like they’ve left Port Angeles for a little while. The premier, full-service spa offers massage, full-body waxing, facials, teeth whitening, hand and foot treatments, body treatments, makeup consultations, bridal packages and more. “I enjoy seeing people walk out with a smile on their face,” Jodi says. Every customer — whether they’re there for a full spa day or just to look over the menu of treatments — is offered a healthy snack and hot tea. This is just one way Jodi shows her customers how much she cares. Jodi is licensed in medical aesthetics and trained in light therapy, chemical peels and microderm abrasion. Her expansive spa is the epitome of serene relaxation, the walls painted in soothing green and the interior decorated with bamboo and large plants. The sounds of trickling water reverberate in the background. The spa carries top-of-the-line skin care products and makeup including SkinCeuticals, Glominerals and the Belli pregnancy line. She also employees three massage therapists who offer everything from Swedish to hot stone massage. What does the future hold for the young entrepreneur? “I would love to expand again,” Jodi says. “There are so many things I want to do.” Those plans include hiring a nail technician and sound vibration acupuncturist, as well as some day purchasing body capsules — one that uses vibration and heat to induce a deep state of relaxation and another that uses light and vitamin-infused steam. For more information, phone the spa at 360-565-0200 or go to Jodi’s Web site at






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Elwha River Casino celebrates first year anniversary The Lower Elwha Klallam discount in the deli! Tribe will celebrate the first The casino also offers a anniversary of the grand variety of gift items available opening of the Elwha River for purchase in the River Casino on March 28, 2010. Rock Gift Shop, featuring The Elwha River Casino, Coast Salish artwork from located at 631 Stratton Road local tribal members. just west of Port Angeles, is The Elwha River Casino a Class 2 Casino, showcasprovides a free shuttle bus ing more than 100 electronservice to guests seven days ic slot machines. a week, with several pick up Patrons of the casino and drop off locations in the must be 18 years of age. Port Angeles area. The Elwha River Casino The shuttle service is has awarded major jackpots also available for reservation worth thousands of dollars, for large groups and special making the location home events. For information to the “HOTTEST SLOTS about the shuttle bus schedIN TOWN!” ule, please visit the Elwha The casino sponsors River Casino Web site or call many fun-filled promotional the casino for information. events throughout the year, The casino is open to offering something for the public Sunday through everyone! Weekly events Thursday from 10 a.m. to already include an Elder’s midnight, and Friday and The Elwha River Casino just west of Port Angeles celebrates its first anniversary on March 28. Afternoon on Sundays, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 Guy’s Night Out on Mona.m. days, Ladies’ Night on Tuesdays and Senior Day on Wednesdays. Gambling is part of the Elwha Klallam Tribe’s cultural heritage. The casino also offers a Player’s Club with a Paddle Rewards ProAncestors played bone games that their descendants still play today. gram to those who sign up. There is no cost to join the Player’s Club. Revenue from the Elwha River Casino will help to meet tribal The casino also features The River’s Edge Deli, a full service deli needs that include housing, health care and social services. with mouth-watering lunch and dinner specials. On Wednesdays For more information about the Elwha River Casino, please call each week, seniors (anyone 55 years and older) receive a 30 percent 360-452-3005 or visit the Web site at

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Find bargains on everything at Serenity House The Serenity House thrift stores in Sequim and Port Angeles have been funding local homeless programs for more than ten years. “Without the stores, we would never have been able to fund the youth housing programs and many of our most successful housing projects,” says Kathy Wahto, executive director of the agency. “What you donate and what you buy all stays local, helping people in our community.” Customers have learned the Serenity stores are likely to have the furniture, tools, appli-

ances, clothing, books, toys and other treasures they were seeking, all at bargain prices. The Sequim store has sold cars, boats, tractors, china collections and still hopes to someday sell a motor home, says Sequim store manager Evelyn Barnes. “I believe we can sell just about anything,” she says. Barnes is retiring this spring after ten years of running the Sequim store. “Boy, have our sales improved over the last ten years! Our volunteers and customers are the best,” she notes. “Our store is a little smaller than Sequim, but we are working hard to accept all donations of re-sellable items,” says Peggy Schoeffel, store manager in Port Angeles. Space is really limited in both locations, but last year, the agency acquired a storage warehouse in Port Angeles and overflow donations can be delivered to the warehouse with prior arrangement. Please call the stores to find out how to arrange pick-ups or to discuss delivery to the warehouse. The Sequim store is open Peggy Schoeffel, Port Angeles Thrift Store manager, and Evelyn Barnes, Sequim Thrift Store manager, hold the Sally Garnero Volunteer of the Year from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, plaques that were awarded to Earlene Borah “EB” and Diane Curtis.

until 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. The Port Angeles store is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Dozens of volunteers help out at both stores as a way to make a contribution to the community and to the homeless programs of Serenity House. In 2009, the agency served more than 3,100 homeless or at-risk people. Overall, homelessness has decreased 42 percent since 2006. “We are able to stretch our services and housing assistance because of the many generous donors who bring items, the people who shop at our stores and the hard-working staff and volunteers,” Kathy says. In 2009, Serenity House had two big construction projects: Burke Place Apartments in Forks and Maloney Heights Supportive Housing in Port Angeles. The agency also expanded the countywide prevention and rapid re-housing assistance that is available in all three Housing Resource Centers. In Port Angeles, the HRC is located at 535 E. First St. and in Sequim, the HRC is right next to the Serenity Shop, at 203 N. Sequim Ave. Serenity House is a 501©3 non-profit community-based organization, so all donations are tax deductible.


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The professionals at H&R Block love doing taxes You go to a doctor for a medical concern and go to the mechanic for an automotive problem, so when it comes to taxes, it makes sense that you go to the tax experts. H&R Block, which has offices in Port Angeles, Sequim and Forks, has plenty of experts on staff who enjoy doing what many people dread each year — taxes. “We’re pretty passionate about this crazy industry,” says Port Angeles Office Manager and Master Tax Advisor Barbara Jaksha. This year, the Port Angeles office moved from its previous home in the Bayview Center along E. Highway 101 into two new locations: 1404 E. Front St., in the same

complex as Fairchild Floors; and 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., near the Port Angeles Library. Both offices offer clients more privacy for discussing their financial matters, with three individual offices at the Front Street location, and shared office spaces with only three or four advisors in each at the Lauridsen spot. The tax advisers can assist with everything from the simplest return to complicated estates and businesses, plus answer questions about audits, provide bookkeeping services, and more. Although now through April is their busiest time, taxes are a year-round business. Many of H&R Block’s clients come in

The professionals at H&R Block can help with all your tax concerns. Stop by one of their four offices on the North Olympic Peninsula. Pictured above are staff members from the Port Angeles offices.

throughout the year with questions about estates, audits, or wondering how a major purchase may affect their taxes. To keep credentials up-to-date and stay aware of the always-changing tax laws, they must complete continuing education each year. Although tax software that walks people through doing their own taxes is very popular, Barbara notes that the software is only as accurate as the information you input. If you aren’t aware of new tax law changes, or are not sure about what information to put in, you might end up taking deductions you shouldn’t and receive a letter from the IRS — or miss deductions you are entitled to. To help with this, H&R Block offers a “second look service” where the tax professionals will look over a tax return you’ve submitted. It if is accurate, they’ll give it the “H&R guarantee stamp.” Otherwise, they will work with you to submit an amended tax return for changes. H&R Block guarantees its work. If there ends up being a mistake on your taxes, the advisers will fix it and H&R Block with pay any incurred penalty fee. They often get clients who did their taxes on their own and ultimately receive a letter from the IRS. In that case, the advisers are happy to sit down and explain the letter and help you fix the errors.

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Host your next event at the Red Lion Hotel Full service hospitality with a waterfront location is what the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles represents. Whether you’re planning a wedding reception, a company Christmas party or a convention for the association that you are a member of, the staff at the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles can help you plan and produce a successful event. The Red Lion boasts 186 newly renovated, spacious guest rooms with amenities

that include Stay Comfortable plush pillowtop beds, free high speed wireless Internet access and a breathtaking view of the Port Angeles Harbor. A recent meeting planner expressed his gratitude to Hannah Cline, Sales Manager, by stating, “You have been one of the easiest and most efficient event managers I have ever worked with, and I have worked with quite a few! Thank you!” Their on-site conference specialist will

From left, Jeffrey LaPierre-Shuck, General Manager, and Donya Alward, Director of Sales and Marketing for the Port Angeles Red Lion Hotel.

help arrange everything from complete audio-visual support to full-service catering. Over the years, the staff at the Red Lion Hotel has catered hundreds of events ranging from an elegant dessert buffet to a full multi-course meal. Their ballroom is among the largest in Port Angeles, offering 3,000-square-feet of space. The large windows offer incredible, yearround views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Mt. Baker. “We can easily seat 220 people in the ballroom and with all of our hotel rooms, we are the perfect venue for your convention, church or business retreat, conference or trade show,” says Charlea Johnson, Catering Sales Manager. They recently catered a large community event for 200 people where the event planner stated, “We felt that no detail was too small for you to consider and help to make our event the most successful ever.” “Many things have led the Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles to be voted the number one Hotel in Clallam County three years running, but without the dedicated, hard working staff, we wouldn’t be able to help create these memorable events and continue our reign as number one,” says Donya Alward, Director of Sales. Let the Red Lion Hotel help you plan your next special event.

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Relax and revitalize yourself at Renaissance Healthful, revitalizing massage. Farm fare sourced from a 100-mile radius for the café, including dozens of local cheeses. Fresh, organic teas and coffees. Local chocolates. When the folks at Renaissance say “all the good things are right here,” they know what we like. And that’s just the beginning. Add an outdoor deck overlooking the harbor and the Salish Sea beyond, workshops in the best of research-based fitness programs, and retreats led by local artists and writers. The whole place is a celebration of the good life on the Olympic Peninsula. With a massage staff of six, Renaissance is home to some of the community’s most gifted massage therapists, offering classic Swedish massage, therapeutic massage, Thai massage, reflexology, and the popular Massage for Two. Massage therapy has gained research confirmation as a powerful tool for supercharging the immune system, improving circulation, and eliminating back pain, making finding a massage therapist skilled in the most effective massage modalities essential. Most of the massage therapists at Renaissance have been in practice more than 10 years, each year increasing their skills with additional training and invaluable experience. All are gifted in the ability to place the client at the

center of a relaxing, revitalizing experience. But you don’t need to get a massage to relax at Renaissance. The expansive view, the relaxing ambiance, and the warm reception by café staff make Renaissance an oasis. Toast, the café at Renaissance, presents options for breakfast, lunch and snacks by offering cheese plates featuring local cheeses

and fruits from nearby farms. And then, of course, there’s toast! Topped with local creamery butter, honey and jams, and if you’d like, local frommage blanc, this is the Cadillac of toast. Whether it’s a world-class massage you seek, the Cadillac of toast, or a simple pot of green tea, Renaissance is setting a table for you.

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Turn to All Weather for heating and cooling needs In business since 1983, All Weather Heating & Cooling, Inc. is owned and operated by Tom and Ida McKeown. Tom worked in the HVAC field beginning in the early 1970s, so it was a natural transition for the McKeowns to open the business. Even though the economics at that time were against them, and the country was in a recession as it is now — the business flourished and continues to do so today. Their success is based on “word of mouth” recommendations from their loyal customers and general contractors. All Weather has an average of 20 friendly, dependable and knowledgeable employees serving the Peninsula — most of those employees are NATE certified, low voltage certified and attend regular training. Keeping up with technology is one of the many challenges that has faced the company through the years. To keep up with the times, All Weather has embraced changes by adding new service software as well as GPS tracking and flat rate pricing that ensures consistency and reliability for their customers. Employee Jeanné Sparks — Tom and Ida’s daughter — became a certified indoor air environmentalist, having received training and degrees in public health risks and receiving her certification as a healthy air expert from Carrier. All Weather Heating & Cooling has added environmentally friendly heating solutions, and seals all duct systems to PTCS specification. Staying on top of technology enables the company to give their customers more heating, cooling and filtration choices like high velocity, in-floor radiant heat systems, and recently, the new style geothermal systems. Older geothermal systems were not designed around cooler, glacial ground temperatures, like what the Peninsula has. The newer geothermal systems use a direct exchange ground source system, enabling them to be designed around our cooler climate and making them much more efficient for our area. All Weather has also invested in an indoor air quality monitoring

Operations Manager Dustin Halverson, Office Manager Jeanné Sparks and owners Tom and Ida McKeown.

system that can produce quantitative reports on the quality of air sampled inside a building. They take pride in the work they do and are building their business with the most courteous, friendly and competent team available. Their primary goal is to provide customers with the best possible combination of products, services and educated team around. All Weather is licensed and bonded in Washington and is a member of the North Peninsula Building Association. They are happy to provide references when requested.



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Custom-designed work from Allform Welding Employees at Allform Welding are artists. Their one-of-a-kind work runs the gamut from coffee tables to home awnings. So far, the smallest project was the repair of a teapot whistle, and the largest a 115-footlong bridge for Olympic National Park. You’ll find them collaborating with clients on everything from contemporary fireplace covers to seaweed-themed tables. Basically, if you can dream it up, they can build it. There’s a real variety in Allform’s customdesigned creations. One week they’ll be working on a spinning ornamental mirror and the next on a free-floating fireplace mantle.

Allform has created rolling pin holders for a Disneyland set in Hong Kong, fashioned a gate for Port Angeles City Pier and turned decorative panels found in an English church into functional doors adorned in steel. They also work closely with local architects and contractors. “Structural steel in homes allows architects to get really creative in their design,” says Dan Donovan, owner of Allform. The gates and railings that Allform makes are also truly amazing. Just like all their projects, these are usually a collaborative process that begins with nothing more than a client’s idea.

The gates showcase stained glass, yinand-yang symbols, stylized jazz musicians and more. Steel creations can be painted whatever color a client wants or covered in copper, bronze and other metals. A railing they worked on for a Westport yacht was even gold plated. “Everything had to be just absolutely perfect,” Dan says of the Westport project. “We were very proud to be part of that project and to be involved with the incredible craftspeople of Westport.” Allform typically offers free estimates unless there is a lot of design time involved. Dan prides himself on always staying within budget and time constraints. “If we say a job is going to cost this much and take this long,” he says, “then that’s how much it costs and how long it takes, or even a couple days less.” Allform Welding has served the community for almost 20 years, providing residents with a good, quality product in one of the cleanest welding shops anywhere. Dan guarantees Allform’s work and client satisfaction. “I can honestly say I don’t think we’ve ever had a dissatisfied customer,” he says. For more information on custom designs and all the other welding services they offer, click on

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Tea Grand Central showcases the world of tea

Carol Goss features a unique assortment of teapots and speciality teas at Tea Grand Central in downtown Port Angeles.

Every magical journey begins with the most innocent of first steps. Two years ago while shopping up in British Columbia, Carol Goss purchased a Blue Willow teapot and set off on a journey of discovery about the world of tea and discovered a personal passion that she parlayed into a business. Carol, who lives in Port Townsend, has just opened Tea Grand Central in the downtown Port Angeles Antiques Mall (109 W. Front St.) where she sells teapots of all shapes, colors and sizes, tea cups, Choice Tea, one of a kind aprons in several styles and related tea paraphernalia. In her rare moments of free time, she travels around looking for unique tea pots and accessories, visiting manufacturers and seeking unique products to showcase in her shop. A specialty shop showcasing tea may seem at first out of place in Port Angeles, but Carol is quick to point out the many benefits of tea and tea-related products. “Numerous studies have come to the conclusion that green tea contains not only antioxidants for health benefits inside the body but also possesses anti-aging benefits when applied to the skin,” explains Carol. At Tea Grand Central, customers can try a sample of skin rejuvenating Tea Silk body

lotion made of green tea and silk powder, smell the various fragrances of all natural soaps and check out the soothing tea infused lip balms. “Tea is not just a drink. It is a mood representing serenity and beauty,” Carol says. That is one of the underpinning values of Tea Grand Central where customers can also purchase small pieces of furniture hand painted by local artists. Tea is never taken just by itself, Carol will point out, it is best served in the proper context and environment which is why she seeks out gifted painters to create unique pieces of functional furniture art that will be both practical and pleasing to the eye. Carol’s quest to bring the highest quality tea to the Olympic Peninsula will soon take her to the World Tea Expo in Las Vegas and a month-long trip to New Zealand to visit tea plantations and tour tea rooms throughout the country. Carol’s future plans include hosting special tea events, including tea and chocolate pairings, celebration teas, iced tea picnics and other themed tea parties where one can savor and enjoy the calming, social benefits of fresh, well-brewed tea, and partake in the savory accompaniments of dainty tea sandwiches, gourmet cheeses, delectable chocolates and melt-in-your-mouth shortbread.

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Improve your hearing with help from the experts People suffering from hearing loss can depend on the staff at Certified Hearing to help them select and maintain an instrument that will greatly improve their hearing. Certified Hearing, in business since 1997, is locally owned by the mother-and-daughter team of Lois Miller and Brenda Haltom. Two years ago the team hired Dan Saunders, a hearing instrument specialist, to serve Certified’s loyal customer base and also to help Lois ease into retirement. The business is independent of any franchise, which allows them to carry a wide range of brands so clients can find what best fits their individual needs. Certified Hearing’s extensive knowledge in a wide range of hearing instruments allows them to assist people that are new to the area with device upkeep, or to help people who are just visiting the area. The atmosphere at Certified Hearing is easy going and relaxed — you won’t find high pressure sales tactics at this business. “We genuinely care for our clients,” Lois says. “We treat what we can treat and refer those problems that need treatment, prior to fitting instruments, to the proper office.” The office accommodates almost all brands of hearing instruments, offers a full price range and many levels of technology. Digital circuitry is one type of technol-

ogy that amplifies speech signals without over amplifying background noise. Digital circuitry, combined with multiple microphones, helps the signal to noise ratio, which helps with large group and restaurant noise. Digital processing allows for custom programming adjustments with the aid of a computer. Assisted listening devices, such as TVears, are also available along with other products for the hearing impaired. Certified Hearing makes regular visits to area retirement, assisted living and nursing homes and provides in-home testing and services to homebound residents. They are also very familiar with handling L&I claims. Specialists offer in-house repair services or, when needed, send hearing instruments to manufacturers for repairs. Fresh batteries are available during office hours from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, Fridays they are open until 3 p.m. and Saturdays by appointment only. To better serve the West End communities, Certified Hearing also has an office at 51 D Spartan Ave. in Forks. The Forks clinic is open Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Port’s many roles allow for business and job creation

Port of Port Angeles Executive Director Jeff Robb

The Port of Port Angeles, its commissioners and staff promote and enhance the economic well-being of the public through business development and job creation. The Port’s facilities and services are divided into three functional areas: the waterfront, upland developments and aviation. On the waterfront, the Port administers and maintains several marine terminals and a log yard. It provides equipment, cargo services and facilities for large vessel loading and repair, including log and lumber barges and containerized cargo businesses. It also operates two marinas, Port Angeles Boat Haven and John Wayne Marina in Sequim — as well as several public boat launches throughout Clallam County. Uplands, the Port operations include North Airport and Edgewood Industrial Parks. Aviation operations are the William R. Fairchild International and Sekiu airports, air cargo and support services like charters, hangers and repairs. The Port of Port Angeles plays a major role in the local economy of the North Olympic Peninsula and continues to be a leader in economic development. The Port actively promotes

industrial growth in Clallam County through partnerships with private entities and public agencies. These various initiatives create direct and indirect jobs for our local community and are a key part of the Port’s long term plan of fostering local economic growth. This past year, the Port Commissioners selected Jeff Robb to fill the position of Port Executive Director. Jeff has been with the Port of Port Angeles since 1984 and has served as an engineer, maintenance manager, public works manager and then as director of airports and marinas until his promotion in August of 2009. With a wide range of diverse business partnerships, the handling of critical transportation and cargo issues and an extensive property portfolio, it can sometimes seem difficult to fully grasp all that the Port does and why it matters so much to the North Olympic Peninsula. The answer can be summed up simply — jobs. The focus of the Port of Port Angeles, through its business commerce, industrial parks and strategic investments, provides the infrastructure that allows for job growth opportunities, which will promote greater economic growth in Clallam County.

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The Port of Port Angeles serves the community as both a public steward and a profitable self-sustaining enterprise. It is charged with promoting and enhancing the economic well-being of the public through business development and job creation. The Port’s long term goal is to be “a leader in economic development and industrial growth in Clallam County.”

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No job too big or small for Angeles Machine Works The employees at Angeles Machine Works can fix just about anything that you can break. Brothers Randy and Steve Frick, both professional welders and machinists, own and operate the complete machine and welding shop in Port Angeles. A growing family affair, Steve’s son, William Frick, also works at Angeles Machine Works. Jon Hutto works with the family as well and is also an expert welder and machinist. The shop provides high-quality services for marine, commercial, industrial and residential applications. The shop was founded in 1918 as Black-

smith & Auto Repair Shop. Through the years the shop went through many changes and owners, until 1968 when the Fricks’ father started Angeles Machine Works. “No job is too big or small, including repairing and welding heavy equipment such as bulldozers,” Randy says. This team of professionals performs cast iron, aluminum and stainless steel welding. Angeles Machine Works can produce machine parts in virtually any configuration, using a broad range of materials, including metal, plastic, alloy and brass — and they work with their customers to solve all of their machining problems.

“We are very dedicated to our customers and providing great service,” Randy says. Angeles Machine Works repairs lawn mowers and motorcycles, rethreads bolts, makes pins and bushings, piston rods, machines automotive heads and truck flywheels. “We have made and repaired a little bit of everything in the 42 years we’ve been in business,” Steve says. They have repaired boat shafts, couplings, rudders and boat masts, and even a fishing pole here and there. The Fricks pride themselves on delivering the highest quality product at the best possible price.

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Pro Active Chiropractic: Treating more than back pain A shoulder injury in high school led Dr. George Lawrence to a career as a chiropractor. He had scheduled the recommended shoulder surgery and was ready to go until he saw someone in an upper body cast following a similar surgery. Not wanting to be immobilized like that, he started having second thoughts. “I canceled the surgery and saw a chiropractor,” Dr. Lawrence explains. “He helped me with my shoulder and more, and I never looked back.” In light of that experience, Dr. Lawrence saw a chiropractor regularly as he continued to play sports through high school and college, and eventually became a certified chiropractic sports physician and a certified chiropractic extremity practitioner. Following his graduation from Life Chiropractic College – West in California, Dr. Lawrence spent three years practicing in San Francisco before returning home to Port Angeles and opening Pro Active Chiropractic Clinic in 1996. In the first two years of his practice in Port Angeles, he continued his education, receiving a degree in chiropractic neurology. While pain is usually the motivator

for people to seek chiropractic treatment, chiropractic is about more than treating back and neck pain. Chiropractic treatment works by improving nervous system function via the musculoskeletal system, thus promoting overall physical health. Pro Active Chiropractic Clinic offers treatments from a “functional neurological approach” for problems related to musculoskeletal ailments, such as neck, back and shoulder pain, as well as sports injuries, tremors, dizziness, headaches, movement disorders, chronic pain syndromes, blood pressure disorders, sensory deficits, cold hands/feet, and whiplash injuries. During an initial appointment at Pro Active Chiropractic Clinic, patients receive a thorough neurological and physical examination to find the source of the problem. From there, a recommended course of treatment is discussed, which can range from spinal and extremity adjustments to deep tissue work, nutrition and specific exercises — all depending on individual patient need. Length of treatment is dependent on the severity of the problem with the goal of restoring patient function and health as quickly as possible.

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Exercise can fit all schedules at Anytime Fitness An interview with Colton Boddy, new owner of Anytime Fitness Port Angeles, and Jay and Heidi Bryan, former owners of Anytime Fitness Port Angeles, and current owners of Anytime Fitness Sequim.

What makes Anytime Fitness unique? Jay: Some would assume that our 24 hour

secure access is what sets us apart. It is, but what really sets us apart is the atmosphere in our facilities. We work hard to make Anytime a place where people can get the help they need to get the results they are after. We have equipment and facilities that are extremely user friendly so that anyone can feel comfortable right away and look forward to coming.

What do you mean by “feel comfortable?” Heidi: We are not like the average “gym.”

Everything in our facility is fanatically clean and gone over several times a day. Our cardio equipment has TVs on each unit so the member can enjoy their workout rather than being bored by it. Our trainers are empathetic to the deconditioned person so they set people up on exercise programs that start slow and progress. All of that adds up to offer a comfortable and user friendly environment.

Who is your average member — the person who wants to lose some weight?

Colton, what made you decide to get into this business? Colton: I have long been an early morning

workout person. Fitness has always been important to me. Making a transition with my career into the health and fitness industry just made sense.

Colton, what drew you specifically to Anytime Fitness? Colton: I just like the simplicity of the whole concept. I like that everything offered here is convenient to our members and user friendly. I really like that my members here in P.A. can work out in Sequim some days if they are over there for their jobs or whatever, and can even work out in Seattle, Spokane, or over 1,100 locations nation-

wide if they are traveling.

I hear you guys have hydromassage and tanning available as well? Jay: That’s right, and like everything we of-

fer, both are available anytime, 24-7. I call hydromassage a “ten minute vacation.” It’s easy, convenient, and you keep your clothes on while getting an incredible, relaxing and healthy massage at a fraction of the cost of traditional massage. Our tanning is also available at our member’s convenience without appointment for just $19 a month.

Jay and Heidi, what are your backgrounds and why are you in this business? Jay: I have a Master’s degree in human

performance and have worked in cardiac rehab, physical therapy, corporate health and wellness, and even fitness and aging research, but I have enjoyed most managing and owning fitness centers as it allows me to be “hands on” with people every single day. Heidi: I have worked as a physical therapy aide in the past but have been a certified personal trainer for 13 years. Every day we get to help people. We see them getting stronger, losing weight, sleeping better, feeling better and enjoying their lives more because they take the time to exercise at our facility. It’s very rewarding to be a part of that!


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Colton: It certainly accounts for a lot of our membership and we love helping people with weight loss goals. We have seniors who want to stay strong. We have folks with high blood pressure or diabetes that are wanting to prevent or manage their condition and stay healthy. We also have members who are going for performance and want to stay in peak physical condition as they train for an event or just for personal satisfaction. I should also mention that over 60 percent of our members are women.


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Mathews Glass is a full service glass shop with a large array of products, including storefront systems, energy efficient vinyl windows, shower enclosures, skylights, mirrors, and flat glass for window, tabletops, desks and picture framing. For 58 years Mathews Glass has been a local, family owned business that people on the Peninsula have come to rely on and trust. In an emergency, they’ll be there to assist you any time day or night. Now a third generation is preparing to take on the mantle of the family business — Pat McGinitie will step in to train and eventually take over from proud father Tom. “I used to sweep floors after school and wash the work trucks on the weekends when I was a kid,” explains Pat. “My dad taught me how to earn a dollar and respect where it came from when I finally purchased something with it.” Tom encouraged Pat to travel, which took the young man across the country and to Canada and Mexico over the course of three years. “It really made me appreciate where I came from,” enthuses Pat, “and the family business my dad and grandpa dedicated so much of their lives to.” The helpful, experienced staff at Mathews Glass — In back: Tom McGinitie, Pat McGinitie and A love for Port Angeles brought Pat back and he agreed to train to eventually take over the fam- Dale Fusion. Sitting in front: Barbara Money and Marlene Garling. ily business. “I’m honored to work alongside such a solid “I meet people all the time at job sites that did business with my crew — they know everything about the trade,” he says. “I truly apgrandpa and still work with my dad. When I shake their hands it preciate everyone’s patience while they teach me the proper way to makes me really proud to be a part of a company that has stood the do a quality job. test of time and allows me to leave work with my head held high.”

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Silk painter shows anyone can create unique art Karen Sistek is as infatuand support of her husated with silk painting today band, Rick. as she was the first time she He not only manages touched her brush to silk over the business and builds the 30 years ago. custom frames, but “Rick As a well-known local does all the work — the painter and former instruccooking, the cleaning, even tor at Peninsula College, the dishes, so that I am free Karen’s works are now found to paint,” Karen declares. “It in galleries across the country truly is a partnership and and she has the distinction of I could not do any of this being one of the rare artists to without him, and my family have her silk banners disand friends.” played in the Botanic Garden Many local people in Washington D.C. have come to know Karen In 1994, Karen and her through her “Fast and husband Rick moved back to Fabulous Silk Scarves” Karen Sistek, on right, has been painting on silk for more than 30 years, creating unique Port Angeles where they had workshops, usually taught been stationed in the early 70s pieces like the one pictured behind her. She has held many classes teaching others how at her scenic studio in west to create their own masterpieces. She credits a lot of her success to the support of her with the Coast Guard. Port Angeles overlooking husband, Rick, pictured at left. Through classes at Peninthe water. sula College and numerous With an emphasis on classes and private workshops, Karen has provided the instruction, how anyone can do it and no previous experience required, Karen guidance and inspiration to help hundreds of people create their guides students of all skill levels through resist techniques, salt efown hand-painted silk masterpieces. Karen is a self-taught artist and fects, brush strokes and color strategy to create an elegant silk scarf preaches that anyone can create a work of beauty with no former that is as unique as the person who made it. formal training. Private classes or a quick project for a special party or group funcThough Karen is actively sought out for private commissions tion are also available upon request. and is consulted by interior designers, other artists, students and Karen Sistek — wife, mother, proud grandmother, friend and art supply manufacturers, she is very quick to point out that she silk artist — is transforming the world around her into a glorious has achieved the success she has enjoyed because of the strength color-saturated garden, one silk scarf and one student at a time.

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Mountain Propane offers quality service, low prices Mountain Propane is a locally owned and operated, full service propane store with many years of experience in the propane industry among the staff. Everyone who works at Mountain Propane is dedicated to customer satisfaction and upholding our reputation for outstanding customer service. We offer installation and repair with 24-hour emergency service. We have propane tanks for lease and for sale and are happy to deliver one to you, set it up, and keep you supplied with propane. Call us or e-mail us for our low propane prices. Our residential and commercial propane rates are the most competitive in the area. We also have a propane cylinder filling station for smaller propane tanks for your barbeque, motor home, travel trailer, etc. We offer propane delivery and service on propane products in the following areas: Port Townsend, Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Coyle Peninsula, Quilcene, Brinnon, Discovery Bay, Marrowstone Island, Sequim, Gardiner, Shine, Port Angeles, Lake Sutherland and Joyce. Among the other products we offer are fireplace inserts, freestanding fireplaces and stoves, wall and space heaters, portable heaters, barbeques and accessories, outdoor living equipment, weed burners, propane lights and mantels, refrigerators, thermostats, venting and more.


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Al Kruebbe, mortgage broker and president of Peninsula Mortgage

Financing a home is a big step and a significant investment. That’s where Peninsula Mortgage can help. “If anyone is contemplating purchasing a home, the first thing they should do is make an appointment with a licensed loan officer to get pre-qualified,” Peninsula Mortgage president Al Kruebbe recommends. Being pre-qualified for a loan strengthens your offer on a house, and most Realtors® and sellers prefer working with a potential buyer who has been pre-qualified. Peninsula Mortgage’s work involves pre-qualifying, which essentially evaluates the risk taken by the lender and your reliability in paying the loan back. “We work with prospective borrowers that either want to buy, or refinance a home and link them with several major mortgage companies that we deal with,” Al explains. In addition to Al, a certified mortgage broker, his staff of four licensed loan officers can walk you through the process of understanding mortgages and loans and getting pre-qualified. They stay aware of market conditions and mortgage options to give you the best interest rates and loan fees.

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As licensed loan officers, they go through extensive training and complete continuing education to maintain their licensing. A mortgage broker often offers better loan rates and fees than a bank or savings and loan. “Our overhead is less, so we can typically provide an interest rate that is lower than a bank can offer,” Al explains. He opened Peninsula Mortgage 13 years ago after 25 years of experience in insurance and investments. The locally-owned business, with locations in Sequim and Port Angeles, can also help with home equity lines for credit, construction loans, VA loans and USDA loans. Peninsula Mortgage works closely with the Sequim Association of Relators® and the Port Angeles Association of Realtors®, and it has been named Affiliate of the Year by the Sequim association for five of the last 12 years, and also named Affiliate of the Year by the Port Angeles association. It is a member of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers, the Sequim Association of Relators®, the Port Angeles Association of Relators®, and the North Peninsula Building Association.

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