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Table of Contents Relief is just a step away ....................................................................... 6 Shop focuses on eclectic accessories.........................................11 Mountain View embraces technology....................................14 Clallam County Commissioners .................................................. 18 District Court............................................................................................... 18 Clallam County Assessor.....................................................................21 Clallam County Auditor ......................................................................21 Clallam County Treasurer.................................................................22 Clallam County Department of Community Development.....................22 Superior Court Clerk .............................................................................22 Clallam County Sheriff’s Office ....................................................24 Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe .............................................................27 North Olympic Library System ....................................................28 Clallam Economic Development Council.............................30 Clallam Transit System ........................................................................31 City of Sequim .............................................................................................32 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce .....33 Olympic Medical Center .....................................................................35 Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center ..........................................36 Sequim Planning Commission .....................................................38 Sequim School District ........................................................................39 City of Port Angeles ...............................................................................40 Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce...............43 Port of Port Angeles ...............................................................................43 Port Angeles Community Development..............................44 Port Angeles School District ...........................................................47 Peninsula College.....................................................................................48 A holistic approach to life ................................................................ 50 Treat your taste buds at Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen .........................................53 The store that has everything......................................................57

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Cover photos 1. Chris Frankfurth, owner of Agnew Grocery, Agnew. 2. Robyn Miletich, co-owner of Country Aire Natural Foods, Port Angeles. 3. Edna Petersen, owner of Necessities and Temptations, Port Angeles. 4. Jaye and Gary Moore with Baby, a Swainson’s hawk, Northwest Raptor Center, Sequim. 5. Terri and Jack Harmon, owners of Expeditions Northwest, Port Angeles. 6. Jim Pickett, 2010 Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year, Sequim. 7. John McCrorie, owner of McCrorie Carpet One, Port Angeles. 8. Neil Burkhardt and Jane Stewart, owners of McComb Gardens, Sequim. 9. Fire Chief Steve Vogel of Clallam County Fire District 3, Sequim. Photos by Mark Couhig, Matt Nash, Dena Scott and Amanda Winters.

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Relief is just a step away BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Jon Harrison holds a finished custom orthotic in his showroom. Harrison has made about 26,000 custom orthotics during his career. Photos by Patricia Morrison Coate

If your feet are fine, consider yourself lucky. If they aren’t — causing you pain from head to toe — and you come across Harrison’s Comfort Footwear in Sequim, then Lady Luck has smiled upon you and relief is on the way. With decades in the business of providing accommodative and supportive footwear, store owner and pedorthist Jon Harrison has the passion, knowledge and commitment to remedy conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Nearly 30 years ago, after almost a decade of shoe-fitting experience at Nordstrom’s in Seattle and 15 years studying foot anatomy and orthotics as a volunteer at two foot and ankle clinics there, Harrison opened his first Harrison’s Comfort Footwear in Seattle. “At Nordstrom’s I had a vision it was time to sit down and connect with people and meet their needs for assorted foot maladies and to relieve their pain,” the 69-year-old Harrison said. His career in handmade custom orthotics arced

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as high as a three-pointer after the Seattle SuperSonics sought him out and he designed shoes to relieve a player’s foot pain, allowing him to jump higher and run faster on the floor. “That altered my career as I began doing more work for (professional) athletes,” Harrison said. “I made 140 pair of shoes for athletes, including the Sonics, Boston Celtics and New Jersey Nets, with my own design of custom orthotics for players and I have applied the same techniques to everyday customers who desire to stay active, regardless of age. I estimate 70 percent to 80 percent of people are not wearing the proper footwear for their medical issues and I’m anti-surgery — often orthotics can prevent surgery. ” Weary of the noise, traffic and stress levels in Seattle, Harrison moved to the Olympic Peninsula and opened the Sequim store on March 16, 2001. A veteran of fi ve successful stores, Harrison has handcrafted 24,000 custom orthotics during his career — orthotics that “take no breaking in and are softer than the average orthotics made in

medical labs,” he said. The difference in the comfort quotient between lab orthotics and his are notable, Harrison said. “Mine are completely handmade in-house and the advantage is that I can pick up on any nuances (in fit) and can adjust the plane of the orthotic to accommodate any combination of gait and stride. It’s a total interconnection when I make an orthotic for you.” Whether it’s flat feet, weak ankles, legs unequal in length, foot lesions from diabetes or a host of other foot ailments, Harrison will assess every client’s problems thoroughly. For example, chronic one-sided back pain can be due to the opposite leg being just enough shorter than the other so that the body becomes misaligned, Harrison explained. The simple solution? A series of customized heel wedges that Harrison gradually increases in thickness until the client reaches optimum comfort. The result? The pure joy of pain relief. “Relief can be by the time you get to the

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In his workshop, Jon Harrison holds a custom-poured plaster mold, one of the steps to making a custom orthotic. door because I under-promise and over-deliver with my orthotics,” Harrison said, noting if you’ve been wearing $20 discount store shoes, it may take a few weeks to get used to good support — but you will and your body will thank you. “It’s all about alignment in displacing weight and pressure over all of the foot, rather than on a few spots. I assess feet by appointment at no charge and will recommend what a person needs regarding the biomechanics of accommodating or correcting their gait and stride,” Harrison said. “I get lots of phone calls with people describing their problems and we’ll set up appointments. This store is a destination for foot pain because not only can custom orthotics solve misalignment from ankle to neck, they can prevent misalignment issues with the body in the future. In my opinion every diabetic should be wearing orthotics

with accommodative and supportive shoes — and they’re not ugly anymore!” Harrison quipped. (As a part of their disease process, many diabetics lose sensations in their feet and may not realize they have shoes that rub and cause sores, which can be difficult to treat.) The store, tucked in next to Tarcisio’s Italian Place in the Sequim Village Center, stocks accommodative and supportive shoes, from casual to dressy, with European styling. A boon is it carries men’s shoes to size 15. Harrison said the fi ve top-selling shoe brands at the store are Brooks, Keen, Merrell, New Balance and Wolky. Store manager Randy Stone has some 37 years in the shoe-fitting business. One female client gushed in a 2009 Internet review, “The store has the usual brands of up-market walking shoes for women and men but the REAL difference is the customer service. (One

of the employees) watched me walk, asked me about my shoe habits and began educating me about my feet before I was even finished telling him my story.” “I love this community and the response we’ve had has been great and encouraging in meeting the needs of proper foot care and customized one-on-one service,” Harrison said. Although orthotics is a specialized service, Harrison said he made 45 pairs from late June through July and averages 20-30 orthotics a month. His reputation is such that he has clients from all over the country who count on his expertise and unabashed enthusiasm for his craft. He admits his custom orthotics initially are an investment, but one that will benefit clients for 5-7 years. After all, he asks, “How far will people go for comfort? Relief is just a step away!”


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Shop focuses on eclectic accessories BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Your home is where you can indulge in your own personal style — sleek and modern; casual and country; ornate and Victorian; and the ever-popular eclectic. Feathering your nest with accessories that complement your design pulls the look all together. Katy LaPorte, owner of The Feathered Nest at 261321 Highway 101, Sequim, has made it easier to find those treasures by stocking h her store with antique, vintage an and repurposed items, plus new goo goods, too. LaPorte was quick to point out that her business is not a cconsignment store. Katy LaPorte sits among an arrangement of home accessories in her shop, The Feathered Nest. Photos by Patricia Morrison Coate


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“I’ve always had things in antique malls in Southern California and I needed an outlet for things I’d brought from there, so I just decided to open a shop because there are few antique malls here,” LaPorte said. With some 20 years in the business, she has a keen eye for what will add a dash of whimsy or spark of elegance to a room. “The hunt is my favorite part — it’s treasure hunting and I try to go outside the area. It’s very contagious!” LaPorte said. “A lot of things in here are not old but just are interesting accent pieces.” Be prepared to spend a good bit of time browsing for your “gotta have it” piece — there is almost more than the eye can take in. The small yellow building just a few doors west of Sunny Farms Country Store is artfully decorated inside with niches organized by color. LaPorte said she enjoys putting her creativity into each room’s design and placement of objects. “Things always are displayed in a color scheme so customers can see how to put it together in their own homes,” she said.

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2011 - 2012 Who’s Who There’s a pastels and Paris area with furniture, frames and accessories in pink. LaPorte has taken several old home movie screens and turned them into Parisianflavored poster art. Nearby, lavender lovers can find prints, frames and even a clock in their favorite color. On the way to the recently opened patio, there are repurposed cabinets, dressers and tables plus an array of lamps. The patio itself is decorated with outdoor table and chair sets that hark back to the 1950s with white and turquoise motifs, plus pottery and outdoor lights. Back inside, there are three other rooms brimming with all manner of home decor, including shabby chic furniture, framed prints, plain and ornate mirrors from handsized to hall-sized, classical statuary, pillows in assorted colors and finishes, a collection of clocks, draperies and bedding. “Probably my best-selling items are throw pillows, mirrors, picture frames and lamps,” LaPorte said. “I just try to keep an eye out for new things — the inventory is constantly changing and nothing is very ordinary.” Since opening her store in January, LaPorte said her goal has been to bring an eclectic mixture of home decor items to the area at reasonable prices. She noted she’s been working on “getting the pulse or

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flavor of the area” and has found that shabby chic seems to be popular in Sequim. She plans to have jewelry and clothing in a boutique area, with some new and some vintage. “I have lots of things to look at so people need to come in and take a peek,” LaPorte said.

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Mountain View embraces technology, expands to P.A.

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Hearing aid advances are ‘amazing’ BY PATRICIA MORRISON COATE

Robert Keesee, owner of Mountain View Hearing Centers, Inc., is excited for his Olympic Peninsula customers on several levels. He’s sold his stores in the East Puget Sound area and is concentrating his hearing aid fitting and dispensing services on the peninsula with a new Port Angeles store that opened in August. Keesee also is enthusiastic and eager to share recent advances in hearing aid technology with his Sequim and Port Angeles customers. He established the Sequim store in 1998 and moved it to its current location, 625 N. Fifth Ave. Ste. 3, in 2000. Since then, Keesee said, “Our business has exploded with the growing population and I also noticed we were getting a lot more Port Angeles patients. For years I wanted a Port Angeles store but didn’t have the

bodies to fi ll it because I was so busy here. I finally decided to look for a spot, found one easily and got the employees in place.” The new store is at 508 N. Eighth St. Both locations are open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Gwen Samsing will fit and dispense hearing aids in the new store and Keesee will remain in Sequim. Hearing loss detection and repair services for all brands of hearing aids are available at each location. Keesee referred to current hearing aid technology as “amazing” compared to what it was even fi ve or six years ago. “The technology level has gone up so much that the hearing aids in even our most economical series today are better than our best two years ago. And although


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2011 - 2012 Who’s Who Gwen Samsing demonstrates how she consults with a patient (Keesee) about hearing aid options. He is wearing an open fit, behind the ear model.

the technology has increased drastically, the cost of hearing aids has not really changed that much.” One of the store’s most revolutionary offerings are wireless hearing aids. “Patients can hook up a box to a media player — TV, DVD, computer — and the signal is sent from the box to the patient’s hearing aid,” Keesee said. “A person with hearing loss, even with hearing aids, will turn up the volume. With the wireless aids, the TV can be set at a normal level for others listening.” Keesee also pointed out that with the wireless aids, the microphone stays on so people can hear the TV and other ambient sounds, which is hard to do with amplifying headphones. The behind the ear hearing aids have gone from clunky to sleek. The new “open fit” technology allows both the tube and ear piece to be tiny, which reduces the “plugged up” sensation in the ear canal. “About 90 percent of the hearing aids we sell are behind the ear now (rather than in the ear

canal) because the tubes are so much smaller and much more comfortable,” Keesee said. “Open fit is popular because patients don’t have any occlusion and they don’t feel like they have a hearing aid in. Today most patients can be treated with open fit — years ago there was too much feedback (squealing) but today there is superior feedback cancellation so I am able to fit most losses.”

Another thing that amazes Keesee about today’s technology is that some new hearing aids have “Voice IQ,” which gives people much better speech discrimination in noisy environments. Keesee has seen hundreds, perhaps thousands of hearing evaluations and knows hearing loss affects the individual in every aspect of his or her communication, be it at work or with

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family and friends. Untreated, hearing loss can be frustrating and isolating for all concerned. “With the increase in technology and the number of people running around with hearing loss, you would think they would get help, but that’s not the case. Most people with mild or moderate loss go without hearing aids — they think they’re too expensive or they’ve heard about


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a friend’s experience years ago — but one person’s success has nothing to do with others’ results; every patient is different,” Keesee said. Today’s hearing aids are such a far cry from even a couple of years ago, that the difference is like night and day, he said. For people to understand what they are missing in their lives, they first must admit to having a hearing loss and seek help for it. After being fitted, they must have a positive attitude and realistic goals. “It’s so much easier with the new technology because a person goes through much less adjustment than three or four years ago,” Keesee said. “Comparing older versus new hearing aids, there are so many fewer barriers in the way for adjustment and comfort.” Call the Sequim store at 681-4481 and the Port Angeles store at 452-1188.

Robert Keesee shows how to perform a video otoscopic exam on his colleague Gwen Samsing. The interior of her ear canal is on the screen at left.

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CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The county seat of Clallam County is Port Angeles. County offices are in the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. The main switchboard number for county business is 417-2000.

BOARD OF CLALLAM COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Steve Tharinger, D-Dungeness, District 1 Mike Chapman, Independent-Port Angeles, District 2 Mike Doherty, D-Port Angeles, District 3. Phone: 417-2233 The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative body of the county. The board oversees the administration of many county services, such as roads and public works, public health services, county parks and recreation, facilities, law and justice and juvenile services. The board meets at 10 a.m. every Tuesday in Room 160 in the Clallam County Courthouse. Citizens are encouraged to attend. There are two opportunities for participation — one at the beginning of the meeting for any item on the agenda and one at the end for general comment. Public hearings are held at 10:30 a.m. following proper notice. For information concerning meeting procedures, contact the commissioners’ office. Occasionally, the board may recess to an executive session that is closed to the public. During these sessions, the commissioners are restricted by law only to discuss limited items of business, such as personnel matters, property acquisition and disposition issues and legal





advice related to litigation. The board holds weekly work sessions, beginning at 9 a.m. every Monday. If Monday is a holiday, a brief work session is held prior to the Tuesday meeting. These meetings are designed to brief the commissioners on issues related to the county. Public comment usually is not taken during work sessions. The agenda and a complete packet is published each Thursday for the following week. The agenda(s) and packet(s) can be downloaded at A paper copy is available in the commissioners’ office. County Administrator Jim Jones Jr. supervises the operation of departments under the Board of Commissioners, such as Health and Human Services, Environmental Health, Human Resources, Information Technology, Juvenile and Family Services, Parks, Fair and Facilities Maintenance, Roads and Public Works. He reports directly to the Board of Commissioners.

DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT COURT I District Court I is a state court of limited jurisdiction. Seven out of every eight cases fi led in all state courts are fi led at this level. This is due primarily to the broad jurisdiction these courts have over traffic violations and misdemeanors. Additionally, district courts hear small claims and civil suits. Traffic infractions are the bulk of the total court of limited jurisdiction caseload, constituting nearly 60 percent of the total caseload statewide. In 2010, District Court I handled more than 10,000 cases. These cases include those from the municipalities of Port Angeles and Sequim, as well as Clallam County and the State of Washington. The cases processed include 6,789 traffic infractions, 242 DUIs, 581 criminal traffic misdemeanors, 1,194 criminal misdemeanors, 108 civil anti-harassments orders, 919 civil cases and 179 small claims cases. Gross receipts were more than $2,200,000. Those convicted of criminal cases may be subject to up to $5,000 in fines, a year in jail or both. Jurisdiction on civil cases is $75,000 and the small claims limit is $5,000. District Court I also has jurisdiction on civil anti-harassment petitions and orders. Rick Porter is the court’s judge, Keith Wills is the administrator and Chris Melly is the court commissioner. Probation counselors are Mark Schrader, James Hollatz and Marci Viada. Hours are 9 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. District Court I is at 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 10, Port Angeles. Call the office at 360-417-2560.



DISTRICT COURT II Clallam County District Court II serves the West End of Clallam County, including Forks, Neah Bay, Clallam Bay, Sekiu and LaPush. The court’s jurisdiction extends from Lake Crescent on the east to the Pacific Ocean on the west and from the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north to Jefferson County on the south. District Court II handles a wide variety of cases, including: • Criminal and traffic misdemeanors (penalties of up to 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine) and gross misdemeanors (penalties of up to one year in jail and a $5,000 fine) • Traffic infractions • Domestic violence protection orders and civil anti-harassment orders • Civil cases involving disputes no greater than $75,000 • Small claims cases involving disputes no greater than $5,000. Erik Rohrer is the judge and Sabrina Bees is the court administrator. The court is at 502 E. Division St., Forks. Call 360-374-6383.


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Ronn and Kent, the new owners of Red Carpet Car Wash, invite you to come in and experience the red carpet treatment for yourself. They are both Port Angeles and Sequim "local boys" who have returned to their roots. Both are glad to be back home. Red Carpet Car Wash offers a full-service car wash with the latest state-of-the-art green technology, reclaiming 93% of our water. There is also an RV/boat self-serve bay, two doggie washes, an excellent espresso stand serving Caffe Umbria and locallyroasted Rainshadow Coffee. Other exciting additions are in the works. If that is not enough, there are eleven smiling faces ready and willing to make your experience a pleasant one. Come in and give us a try...we think you will like the new red carpet treatment at Red Carpet Car Wash. Our Mission Statement: "To give the best car wash on the Olympic Peninsula in a warm, friendly and sincere manner."

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CLALLAM COUNTY ASSESSOR Pamela Rushton is the Clallam County assessor and the office, on the first floor of the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

ASSESSOR’S DUTIES The assessor’s office is responsible for the local administration of the state property tax system. Its primary responsibility is to appraise all taxable real and personal property within Clallam County as accurately and fairly as the law allows. In addition to valuing property, the assessor’s office is responsible for a number of complementary Rushton functions. These include maintenance of ownership and legal description of each parcel of property, maintaining maps of all parcels and taxing districts, the calculation of levy rates for the various taxing districts and the administration of state-legislated tax exemptions and current use programs. The assessor also provides property-tax-related information to the public and governmental agencies. The assessor’s duties fall within the framework of Washington state law. Voters or state legislators must initiate any changes to the current assessment and property tax calculation procedure. Property record information is available on the Clallam County website by means of the assessor’s parcel/address search. Maps of Clallam County also are available on this site, along with a point-andclick connection to the assessment records. Visit for access to these records. Call 417-2400.

CLALLAM COUNTY AUDITOR Clallam County auditor Patty Rosand’s office is located on the first floor of the County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles. The following services are provided by the auditor’s staff from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday: • Vehicle and vessel registration and licensing: 360-417-2215 or 417-2218 for recorded information, including title transfer, license tabs, disabled parking and personalized license plates. Washington State Park Discover Passes also are available in the vehicle licensing area of the office. The Auditor’s office acts as an agent for the Washington State Department of Licensing. • Document recording: 417-2220 • Voter registration: 417-2221 • Elections: 417-2217 • Marriage licenses: 417-2220; The cost is $58 and the license must be obtained at least three days prior to the wedding, but no more than 60 days in advance. Both parties should be present when applying for the license, which takes about 20 minutes to process. • Miscellaneous licenses: process server, amuseRosand ment devices, dance halls, junk dealers, massage parlors and pawnbrokers: 417-2220 • Passport application processing: 417-2220 • Accounts payable: 417-2223 • County annual report: 417-2224 Website: • E-mail:



Left to right, front: Sergio Yanez and Darinda Hagstrom. Back: Pat McKinney, C.J. Gonzalez, and owners Dorothy & Claudio Gonzalez.

The Hardwood Floor Experts • Installation • Restoration A “UNIQUE” DRIVE THRU Serving you since 2003 471 Business Park Loop Downtown Carlsborg Phone: 683-8839

• Refinishing • Design

(360) 683-8500 Cell 461-3555 190 Center Park Way, Sequim (Behind Jiffy Lube) Contractor #CLASSHF997LO


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CLALLAM COUNTY TREASURER Selinda Barkhuis is the county treasurer. Call 417-2344 or go to to contact the office. The treasurer’s office is responsible for the collection of taxes within the county and the disbursement of funds to the appropriate taxing districts. The treasurer’s office is the custodian of all funds for the county and its governmental subdivisions. Barkhuis This includes the receipting and disbursing of the general property tax collections for cities, schools and other units of local government and assessments. The major responsibilities of the county treasurer are: • Receipt of funds • Collection of taxes • Disbursement of funds • Investment of funds • Tax foreclosures • Excise tax • Mobile home move permits

• Surplus sales • Tax title sales Tax is calculated on the assessed valuation set by the county assessor’s office times the levy rate for your taxing district. Payment by check may be mailed to: Clallam County Treasurer, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 3, Port Angeles, WA 98362.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Port Angeles location: Clallam County Courthouse, Suite 3, or white drop-box in drivethrough in front of the Fourth Street entrance, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 Forks site (checks payment drop only): City Hall, Department of Licensing office Sequim site (checks payment drop only): Department of Licensing, 1001 E. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 Credit card payments are available through Official Payments Corp., 800-272-9829 or at

CLALLAM COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Sheila Roark Miller is the director of the Clallam County Department of Community Development. This is an elected, nonpartisan, four-year f position — the only elected position of its kind k in the nation, due to Clallam County’s Home Rule R Charter. The office (term running from 2011-2014) is responsible s for comprehensive planning, processing development d and building permits, managing environmental v health programs and performing the functions f of the county fire marshal. Its mission in Roark Miller all these programs is to promote public health and safety, help maintain a healthy environment, promote a strong local economy and provide courteous, timely, and efficient service to the public.

The department maintains a permit center in the courthouse where personal over-the-counter information about and assistance with a wide range of land use, development, zoning and building permits are available. For major development projects, the department has a “project review” process, which may be used at an early stage to identify, consolidate and coordinate the permits and requirements which may apply to the project. Call the office at 417-2321.

SUPERIOR COURT CLERK The Clallam County Superior Court clerk’s office is in Port Angeles, the county seat. The primary responsibility of the Superior Court Clerk’s Office is to fi le and index all records fi led for the Clallam County Superior Courts and Family Court. Office hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. These case types are fi led in the Superior Christensen Court clerk’s office: criminal felony cases, civil fi lings, domestic fi lings, probate/guardianship fi lings, paternity/adoption fi lings, mental illness fi lings. Barbara Christensen is the Clallam County clerk.


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Fujitsu ductless heat pump systems qualify for a $1500 PUD Rebate. Most systems qualify for Federal Tax Credit.

For over 35 years, making the hottest places cool and the coolest places more comfortable.

Peninsula Heat is the leading installing contractor for ductless split heat pump systems on the Peninsula

Halcyon Mini-Splits are for you if: • Ducted heat system quotes give you sticker shock • You don’t want to lose closet space to ductwork • Your upstairs is a different temperature than your downstairs



782 Kitchen-Dick Rd., Sequim

John Wayne Marina “Best Small Marina” SEA MAGAZINE

Ron Amundson, Tyler Kish

The John Wayne Marina is located on the western shore of Sequim Bay at Pitship Point on the Strait of Juan de Fuca near Sequim, WA. At present, our Marina provides 300 permanent moorage slips and 15 transient slips. Facilities available include water and electricity, fuel, restrooms, sewage pumpout and garbage disposal and waste oil disposal.

On-site services include additional restrooms and showers • washers and dryers • public meeting room with kitchen facilities • a friendly yacht club • a wonderful restaurant • charter boat service. Other attractions at John Wayne Marina include picnic areas, a fishing float and public beach access.

John Wayne Marina is a Port of Port Angeles Facility | Phone: 360-417-3440 |

. . .helping people live better Health H eal alth lth C Care are Se Ser Services: rvic vic ices ess: • Skilled Nursing • Long-term Care • Post-operative Care • Palliative Care Services

Back row: Kathy Rowland, OTA/L, Brandee Gallagher, Rehab Tech, Michelle Jayobo, PT, Cindy ‘Jett’ Lee, PTA, Emily Barto, OTR/L, Patricia Anderson PTA, Casey Woodford, PT Front row: Autumn Stites, ORT/L & Rehab Coordinator, Courtney Woodford, SLP, Dale Carmean, PTA, Lisa Baker, SLP Not pictured: Sarah Gang, OTR/L-LANA, Theresa Horton Rehab Tech, Amanda Gaskill COTA/L, Wanda Hamilton, PTA

Comprehensive Rehab Program • Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy Spee Sp e ch ch Pathology Patho P hologyy • Speech

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CLALLAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE Clallam County Sheriff’s Office 223 E. Fourth St., Ste. 12, Port Angeles Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1 • Non-emergencies: 417-2459

DEPARTMENT SERVICES The Sheriff’s Office is committed to helping solve specific problems. To report a traffic problem or for marine enforcement services, call 417-2459. For the main jail, call 417-2458. For jail visiting information, call 417-2438. To check on the status of your crime report, call 417-2270. To check on the status of civil papers for service, call 417-2265. To report drug activity, call 417-4999. For information on concealed pistol licenses, call 417-2266.

Sheriff Bill Benedict Emergency number 9-1-1 • Phone: 417-2459

QUALITY SERVICE The Sheriff’s Office is committed to maintaining quality service. To talk with the Sheriff Bill Benedict personally, call 417-2262. To pass along a formal recognition to a department member or to fi le a complaint about the performance of a department member or the department, call 417-2262. To discuss a community relations suggestion, problem or issue, call 417-2262. The Sheriff’s Office is responsible for enforcing state laws, county ordinances and operating the county jail. The Sheriff’s Office maintains a mobile patrol force to respond to emergency calls for service and increase public safety. When you need immediate police services and the presence of a deputy sheriff is required, call 9-1-1. With a law enforcement problem not requiring the immediate presence of a deputy sheriff, call 417-2459. This is the 24-hour nonemergency radio dispatch center. If you are not sure Benedict whom to call, call 9-1-1.

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS The Sheriff’s Office maintains a commitment to prevention of crime by maintaining an active crime prevention program. For information on the Neighborhood Watch Services, call 417-2435. For information on DUI Task Force/Alcohol Education and Traffic School, call 417-2385.

Support services are organized into the following sections: Administrative services • Payroll • Personnel functions • Secretarial services • Budgeting • Fiscal management and accounting Criminal services • Criminal records • Evidence management • Sequim office support • Forks office support • Animal control records Direct support • Animal control • Animal code enforcement • Animal licensing Civil process • Civil paper processing • Permits, including the specialized forest products harvesting permit. • Public reception/licenses, including concealed pistol license.

COMMUNITY SERVICES • Traffic School • Domestic violence coordination • DUI Task Force • Project Lifesaver •Community Mobilization • Block Watch

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Sequim's only funeral chapel for over 60 years. Jennifer




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Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community Nita Rebrook, Mike Carpenter, Traye Anishanslin

Carpenter & Rebrook, CPAs PS

• Tax Preparation • Accounting • Financial Statements • Bookkeeping

A place where a person with memory loss never forgets they are Loved!

Specializing in improving the quality of life for people with all forms of Dementia & Memory Loss for . . .

Left to Right: Suree Chommuang, Rooney Linname & Nick Suwan

Catering • Parties • Gift Certificates

“A Better Way of Life”

526 N. 5th Ave., Sequim 360-681-7409 | Email:

651 Garry Oak Drive • Sequim, Se WA 360-582-9309 360-582-93009

120 West Bell St. • Sequim 360-683-8069 Mon.-Sat. • Lunch 11-3 • Dinner 4-9

Factory Trained... Mercedes, Audi, Volkswagen & BMW Technicians SALES & CONSIGNMENT John Dropp, Owner Scotty Robinson

Quality Used Vehicles...

James Whiteside

Unique & special interest high-line automotive acquisitions

ASE & Factory Trained MercedesBenz and Master Technician. Factory Trained Audi, BMW, Volkswagen Master Technician.

Over 64 Years Combined Experience

Escort Radar Dealer (Sorry WSP)

European Auto Repair Specialists We service all imports

Left to Right, Daniel Hollatz, Scotty Robinson, James Whiteside, John Dropp FACTORY CERTIFIED BOSCH SERVICE CENTER

We constantly update our training/tools and equipment to stay current with the newest technology used today in your vehicles. Give your precision vehicle the level of service it requires and deserves!

Office: 360-683-1199 • 261340 Highway 101, Sequim 1/2-block east of Hooker Rd.


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One Change May Dramatically Reduce Your Energy Consumption

Joe Berson and Mark Eveland

221 22 21 W. W Cedar C d St., St Sequim S | 360-683-3901 | | 360-385-5354

OLYMPIC REHABILITATION OF SEQUIM QUALITY CARE Front: Danielle, Sandra, Charla, Dan, Heather, Mona, Terry Back: Troy, Heather, Charlene, Kathy, April, Dan, Amanda, Heather, Kim

A licensed, skilled nursing facility designed to serve your short-term rehabilitative and long-term care needs. Ask us about respite care options or call us today to schedule a tour!

1000 South Fifth Avenue, Sequim, WA 98382 | Phone: 360-582-3900



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JAMESTOWN S’KLALLAM TRIBE The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe has evolved directly from several constituent communities of the S’Klallam Tribe. The S’Klallam Tribe (meaning “strong people”), a Salish cultural and linguistic group, is closely related to the Sooke, other tribes of British Columbia and to most of the tribes of the Puget Sound area. The S’Klallam Tribe was a clearly defined social and cultural unit, whose component villages along the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Hood Canal were closely linked by intermarriage and other cooperative social ties. This tribe, first contacted in the late 1700s, was signatory to the Point No Point Treaty with the United States in 1855. Characterized as a “progressive” Indian community, Jamestown S’Klallam tribal citizens have sought new educational opportunities and aggressively integrated into the non-Indian community and its economy. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe presently has about 602 enrolled tribal citizens. The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe is governed by a fi ve-member Tribal Council elected to four-year terms on a staggered basis. The tribal constitution was adopted in 1975 and tribal governmental programs receive overall direction from the Tribal Council through the chief executive officer. Tribal Council members are W. Ron Allen, chairman; Liz Mueller, vice chairman; Heather Johnson-Jock, secretary; Theresa R. Lehman, treasurer; and Kurt Grinnell, member. The tribe, now the second largest employer in Clallam County, has worked hard to set up stable, professional operational structures for the council and staff, which have created many programs, services and activities to assist tribal citizens, and continues to build an economic base for the future. The tribe’s business arm is the Jamestown S’Klallam Economic Development Authority. Tribal-operated businesses under its auspices are Jamestown Excavating, Jamestown Information Technology, Carlsborg Mini Storage and JKT Construction. Other tribal enterprises are 7 Cedars Casino, Jamestown Family Health Clinic, Jamestown Family Dental Clinic, Jamestown Fireworks, Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, The Cedars at Dungeness golf course and the Longhouse Market & Deli. The tribe is a partner in the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, Sequim, and partners with dozens of local, state,

The public is welcome to take a self-guided tour of the tribal campus in Blyn. Self-guided tour maps are available in the kiosk in the scenic pullout on U.S. Highway 101 in Blyn or in the tribal reception area in the Administration Building.



On-site Kitchen and Bath Design and Sales We sell America’s #1 & #2 rated ‘Green’ cabinets: Left to right: Steve Cunningham, Lexie Colman, Jere Colman, Owner/Pres.

• Omega (#1) • Fieldstone (#2) • HomeCrest • Waypoint e-mail:

PO Box 1973, Sequim, WA 98382 | Phone: 360-683-9171 • Fax: 360-681-0554


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The Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council is from left: Heather Johnson-Jock, secretary; Kurt Grinnell, council member; W. Ron Allen, chairman; Liz Mueller, vice chairman; and Theresa R. Lehman, treasurer) regional and federal agencies to improve the community’s natural resources and civic services. Recent examples include restoration of an estuarine channel in the lower Dungeness River and building the Blyn fire station. In 1981, the tribe began operations with a full-time staff of two individuals and only two grant-funded programs. The tribal staff now consists of 176 individuals. In 1988, the tribe was one of the first in the country to test the national Self-Governance Demonstration Project.

That project now is the norm for more than 300 tribes. It allows tribes more autonomy and control over Bureau of Indian Affairs funding. The project has resulted in the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe being able to provide more tribal- and community-specific programs, services and activities that better meet the needs of the citizens and helps to maintain the government-to-government relationship between the sovereign tribe and the U.S. government.

NORTH OLYMPIC LIBRARY SYSTEM The North Olympic Library System serves all of Clallam County with four libraries on the North Olympic Peninsula. More than 40,000 people (56 percent of the population) use the Sequim, Port Angeles, Clallam Bay and Forks branches.The main library is centrally located in Port Angeles. Open to all, each NOLS library is at the heart of its community. Thousands of people per year attend community programs and gatherings in the free meeting rooms. And the library itself sponsors dozens of events, including storytimes for young children and the popular summer reading program, with activities and prize drawings to help strengthen reading skills and inspire youngsters with a love of books and reading. At the library you also can use public computers or connect your own devices to the free wireless network, get help with reference questions and research, and get homework assistance for your children or grandchildren. You can find thousands of magazine and newspaper articles and other information online 24/7 at the library’s website:, from health information to full-text magazine articles to local history to automotive schematics. All you need is a library card. NOLS extends library services beyond its brick and mortar facilities through the Outreach Program, in which trained volunteers deliver books and other library materials to people whose age or disability prevents them from traveling to the library. The public library is your place to learn, create and connect. For more information, visit

NOLS Director Paula Barnes Port Angeles Library Manager Lisa Musgrove Sequim Library Manager Lauren Dahlgren




Port Angeles Library 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 417-8500 • Check-out and return 417-8501 • Reference Information 417-8502 • Children’s Services 417-8503 • Outreach to Homebound Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday: Noon-8 p.m.

Sequim Library 630 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 • 683-1161 Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday: Noon-8 p.m.


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cedar cr eek dental center

Left to right: Dr. McDade, Janey, Tami, Shelly, Bailey, Loni, Sarah, Linda, Jenn, EmmaLee, Dr. Marr, Nicky

Quality Q uality C Cosmetic osmet etic & R Restorative estorative D Dentistry... entistry... wwith ith a G Gentle entle TTouch o uc h MICHAEL MCDADE, DDS • MELISSA MARR, DMD 485 W. Hendrickson, Sequim • Phone: 360-683-8683 • Email:

Your Canvas Awaits Susan Hubner & Doug Duval

Our knowledgeable & friendly staff will provide you with personal attention & advice you need to choose the product that will best fit your needs. Locally owned and d operated, we’re your one-stop resource for all of your painting needs.

Sequim, 154 West Washington 360-681-3905 Mon.-Sat., 8-5

Port Townsend, 315 Decatur St. 360-379-8025 Mon.-Fri., 7-5:30/Sat. 8-4

Poulsbo, 20530 Viking Way 360-779-6995 Mon.-Fri., 7-5:30/Sat. 8-4/Sun. 9-3


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CLALLAM ECOMONIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL Clallam Economic Development Council 905 W. Ninth St., Suite 137 P.O. Box 1085, Port Angeles, WA 98362-0204 360-457-7793 Website:

The Clallam Economic Development Council was recognized by the governor’s office as being innovative and utilizing best practices while serving businesses as one of the state’s Innovation Partnership Zones. As Clallam County’s economic development organization, we can connect businesses and organizations with the following resources: Funding: • New funding! Coastal Loan Fund through Clallam Economic Development Council • Local and regional banks • Washington State Department of Commerce (formerly Community Trade & Economic Development) • USDA Rural Development • Rural Washington Load Fund (Department of Commerce) • SBA loan programs

BUSINESS ASSISTANCE: • Washington State Department of Commerce • SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and the formation, growth and success of small business nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. • SBDC (Small Business Development Center) • Entrepreneur Institute (Peninsula College) • Peninsula College Workforce Training

• Business Development Center at the Lincoln Center • Impact Washington (manufacturing consultants) Call our office if you require assistance in: • Starting a new business • Developing a business plan • Seeking funding resources • Finding community demographics • Seeking market demographics or difficultto-locate demographics • Connecting with other networks in your industry • Resourcing training and funding for training • Seeking tax credits • Researching commercial properties Rotmark • Project management The Clallam Economic Development Council has been working for and with the area’s businesses since 1984. Our many members, local financial partners and the state of Washington recognize the Clallam EDC as Clallam County’s local economic development organization. The EDC’s region stretches from Neah Bay to Blyn. Our primary customers are the businesses — large and small — of the entire county.

Clallam Economic Development Council Staff: Linda Rotmark, Executive Director; Teri Martin, Director of Finance & Operations; Pam Macas, Business Development Director Through Dec. 31, 2011, officers are: John Calhoun, President; Randy Johnson, 1st Vice President; Rod Fleck, 2nd Vice President; Doug Sellon, Treasurer;

Mike McAleer, Past President.

M.M. FRYER & SONS INSURANCE INC. Home Auto Business Insurance Umbrellas Boat

Inland Marine Bonds Contractors Equipment Contractors Liability Specialty Coverage

Serving Sequim For Over 30 Years! Left to right: g Linda Burwash, Dan Fryer, Brenda Dunlap

Check your coverages and come in for a FREE policy review from your hometown insurance agent, serving the Peninsula since 1974.

Port Angeles: 603 E. Front St. | 360-457-1144 | Sequim: 7th & W. Washington | 360-683-7988


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CLALLAM TRANSIT In the first complete year of operation (1981), Clallam Transit System ridership averaged 24,810 riders per month. In 2009, the monthly ridership average was 79,705. Monthly ridership increased slightly in 2010 to 84,789 passenger boardings. According to the American Public Transportation Association, a person can save an average of $840 per month based on the gas price of $3.70 as reported by AAA. That’s more than $10,074 annually. The savings are more than the average household pays for food in a year. “Using public transit is the quickest way to save money and beat the high price of gasoline,” said Clallam Transit System General Manager Terry Weed. “In these tough economic times, a record number of people are saying, ‘My other car is the bus and it helps me balance my budget.’” The personal benefits of using public transportation are opportunity, choice, access and freedom. These elements en-

Sequim Valley Lions Club Dinner at 5:30 Meeting at 6:30 2nd & 4th Thurs. Islander Pizza & Pasta Shack 380 E. Washington St. Contact: Betty Wilkerson 460-6090 or Ken Cram 683-9999

Annual Operation Budget 2011 - $7.35 million Capital Budget 2011 - $4.65 million Employees – 95 Revenue Vehicles – 57 Routes – 13

able people to accomplish what is important to them, making communities stronger and more vibrant for riders and non-riders alike. • Opportunity. Public transportation creates a wealth of new opportunities for individuals and communities. • Choice. Every day transit allows people from every walk of life to make decisions that improve the quality of their lives, such as shortening commute times to spend more time with families, doing their part to improve air quality and avoiding dangerous driving situations. • Access. Public transportation makes it possible for people to access work, school, medical appointments and other everyday activities. It fosters communities where people can drive less and walk more, provides greater access to events and meets the needs of citizens, particularly those who do not drive. • Freedom. Public transportation provides people with freedom to live their lives, pursue opportunities, make choices and enjoy greater access and mobility. It helps create strong neighborhoods, an environment that is clean and a prosperous economy.


Sequim Lodge BPOE #2642

SEQUIM SUNRISE CLUB 7 am Friday SunLand Clubhouse

Lodge Meeting 2nd & 4th Wed. 7 pm 143 Port Williams Rd.


Sequim Masonic Lodge #213 F & AM Meets 2nd Thursday of each month 6:15 6: :15 1 D Dinner in nn • 7:30 Lodge

Drop by for a tour and newsletter

Thur ursd ur sday sd ayy Morning Coffee Thursday 10 a ..m - 11 a.m. a.m.

921 E. Hammond St.

(360)) 504-1180 ((voicemail) (v v

Sojourners Sojourn n Welcome South 5th Ave A Ave. e. & Pine, Sequim 98382

(Across from QFC)

• Make new friends • Keep fit in mind, body and spirit • Become involved • Plan travel in the area or world-wide

(360) 683-6806 Find us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter


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KEN HAYS Mayor 683-2037 • 2008-2011

LAURA DUBOIS Mayor pro tem 477-4884 • 2008-2011

ERIK ERICHSEN 683-3875 • 2008-2011

DON HALL 681-4383 • 2010-2013

BILL HUIZINGA 683-7708 • 2010-2013

SUSAN LORENZEN 683-7550 • 2008-2011

TED MILLER 417-9236 • 2010-2013




The City of Sequim utilizes the council/manager form of government. The city manager is hired by the city council. The council is comprised of seven elected members. The council elects a mayor and a mayor pro tem from the council. The city council positions are considered part time. Many council members have fulltime careers in addition to their duties on the city council. The council positions are nonpartisan and represent the community at large, not designated districts. The city council is the legislative branch of city government. The council approves ordinances and resolutions expressing the policy directives of the council and adopts the annual budget. City council meetings are at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Study sessions, if necessary, are at 5 p.m. prior to a council meeting at the Sequim Transit Center, 190 W. Cedar St. The city council has established boards, commissions and committees to provide reports and recommendations to the council concerning various issues.




CITY MANAGER: STEVEN BURKETT The city manager is the administrative head of the government of Sequim. The city manager has oversight and management responsibility for the daily workings and activities of the entire city staff in carrying out the directives/policies of the council. The city manager also is the person to contact if a citizen has a complaint about some operation of the various departments of the city. This can be a utility complaint, a street complaint, a police complaint or anything else pertaining to a city operation. Responsibilities of the city manager include: • Preparing the annual budget • Participating in city council discussions • Approving expenditures • Organizing staff • Hiring and firing of employees • Ensuring that all federal and state laws are complied with regarding health, safety, water and sewer issues, zoning and land-use laws. The city manager can be reached at 681-3440 or by using the citizen input form at www.

PLAZA JEWELERS “A Unique Custom Jeweler” Plaza Jewelers is your destination for exquisite jewelry gifts, one-of-a-kind custom designs created by our on-site goldsmith/silversmith, remounts, repairs and restorations.

Nathan Bernards, Julie Vig, Sandy Stephens

See Julie, Sandy and Nathan for unsurpassed customer service and quality products at fair prices. Open Tues.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. 10-4; closed Sun. & Mon.

511 E. Washington Street, Sequim (Next to Sequim Sunnyside Mini-Storage) | 360-683-1418


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The mission of the SequimDungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce is to advance and promote business by providing a forum to address issues and to unite and support our membership and community through programs, events and service. The chamber operates a Visitor Information Center, which is open seven days a week, all year long, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Last year, the center served more than 32,000 visitors. In addition, center staff respond to several hundred calls and letters per




week requesting information on tourism, relocation and business opportunities in the SequimDungeness Valley. Chamber officers in 2011 are Christy Rookard, president; Bill Littlejohn, past president; Jean Wyatt, vice president; Joe Borden, vice president, and Scott Clausen, secretary/treasurer. Board members through December are Jeff Anderson, Joe Borden, Scott Clausen, Ron Farquhar, Ron Gilles, Lizbeth Harper, Deon Kapetan, Marc Lawrence, Bill Littlejohn, Vickie Oen, Steve Perry, Christy Rookard, Deborah Rambo Sinn,


Past president

Robb Kahler

Bill Thomas and Jean Wyatt. The chamber’s executive director is Shelli Robb-Kahler and Jeri Smith is the office administrator with Lynn Elliott as the administrative assistant. What are the benefits of membership? At 455 members strong and growing, the chamber is an advocate for different sizes and types of local businesses and is the only full-time business organization representing Sequim. Membership in the chamber is economically profitable because as the

JEAN WYATT Vice president – Ways & Means

SCOTT CLAUSEN Secretary/Treasurer

JOE BORDEN Vice president – Special Projects

SHELLI ROBB-KAHLER Executive Director



Buy • Sell • Consign

E. RANDY TIERNEY, D.M.D PLLC Serving Sequim for 17 years

Furniture Home Furnishings

Sue Buckley, owner

Experience Northern Italian Style Espresso prepared with uncompromising standards and attention to detail.


• Whole Bean Coffees • Loose Leaf Teas • Fresh-Squeezed Lemonade • Local Bakery Treats

We're all about Good Coffee New in Lehman’s Court 145 W. Washington Street | Sequim | 683-8422 Open Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. • Sun. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

556 Eureka Way, Sequim 360-683-7168 | Hours: Monday-Thursday 8am-5 pm

820 W. Washington Street, Sequim Phone: 360-683-5333 (just east of the Costco roundabout)


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Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 360-683-6197 E-mail: Website:

economy of the area prospers, individual businesses also prosper. Chamber members’ brochures may be displayed in the Visitor Information Center and their information can be added or linked to the chamber website. Members also are given the opportunity to advertise in the monthly paper newsletter and e-newsletter, which is sent to all chamber members, nearby chambers of commerce, prospective members and interested parties. Several committees exist within the chamber to promote business development, city beautification and community enhancement. With membership comes the opportunity to become involved in these worthwhile projects that bind the community and promote friendship and goodwill. Membership luncheons are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 11:45 a.m. After-Hours gatherings provide an opportunity to network with other business people within the community. They are on the third Tuesday of each month from 5-7 p.m. at a local business. Call 683-6197 for the locations of both events. The Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce has a mission to actively promote, educate and support the business community, to maximize a healthy economy and provide community leadership.

Olympic Theatre Arts Center Since 1980

...entertains, educates and inspires community involvement through experiences in the arts.

Don’t D onn’t Miss OTA’s 20 2011-2012 011-220112 Sea SSeason eason September 2011 November 2011 February 2012 April 2012 July 2012

“Sleuth” “ You Can’t Take it With You” “Spitfire Grill” “Paragon Springs” “Bullshot Crummond”

For more information please see our website or call our box office.

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New orthopedic clinic opens in Sequim The new Olympic Medical Physicians Orthopaedic Clinic is open for business. The clinic, which opened June 13, already is doing a gangbuster business. That’s the word from Dr. Keith Ure, a recent arrival in Sequim and one of two physicians now staffing the clinic. He’s joined by Dr. Loren Larson, who formerly spent most of his time in Port Angeles. In addition to the two physicians, the new clinic also has two orthopedic physician assistants on staff: Patricia Christiansen and Travis Babcock. The facility is located in the Sequim Medical Plaza on Fifth Avenue, in the offices that formerly served as the Jamestown Clinic before it moved across the street. The clinic has plenty of space with 13 examining rooms and two “casting” rooms — areas set aside for creating casts for

broken bones and other needs. The opening of the clinic marks the first time OMP has offered orthopedic services in Sequim. The clinic also provides a boost to the local economy by fi lling a piece of prime real estate with a full-time staff of 13 employees. At this point no surgical procedures, other than the most minor ones, take place at the Sequim facility. Those are performed in the surgical ward at Olympic Memorial Hospital in Port Angeles. The new clinic is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays. Call 582-4120 for an appointment.

NEW DOC IN TOWN With two orthopedic physicians on staff, patients at the new clinic will find someone who

Dr. Keith Ure was recruited from California to practice his specialty: whole joint replacement. Photos by Mark Couhig

Orthopedist Dr. Loren Larson is seeing patients in Sequim at the new Olympic Medical Physicians Orthopaedic Clinic. The clinic has an extensive support staff, including medical assistants Mike Crawford and Liz Daly. specializes in what ails them. Ure is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement. That means new knees and hips, he said. Ure said he was recruited to Sequim because of the need for his special expertise, which most often is required by older patients. He also said surgery usually is the last step, saying he prefers first to treat musculoskeletal disorders with therapy or medicine or a combination. But he agreed that when the time comes, replacement joints can be a blessing. Ure was recruited from Mount Shasta, Calif., his home for 15 years. About Sequim he said, “It’s a great place to live and people are warm and friendly. And the hospital is exceptional.”

ADMINISTRATION Eric Lewis Chief Executive Officer Scott Kennedy, MD Chief Medical Officer Richard Newman Chief Human Resources Officer Julie Rukstad Chief Financial Officer Rhonda L. Curry Assistant Administrator, Strategic Development Lorraine Wall, RN Chief Nursing Officer Donna Davison Administrative Director, Risk Management Sheri Greene Administrative Director, Olympic Medical Physicians


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The Sequim Aquatic Recreation Center, at 610 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, offers patrons of all ages the complete fitness experience. Included within the facility is a regulation length 25-yard, six-lane pool, a 1-meter diving board, a rope swing and a 17-foot high water slide. SARC’s 90-degree shallow pool is an ideal environment for introducing children to the joys of swimming and provides a space for seniors to stretch and perform therapeutic exercises. A relaxing hydrotherapy pool also is available for ages 16 and up, as are a dry sauna and a steam sauna. Adult time in the natatorium is 10 a.m.-noon Monday-Friday. SARC takes prides in its many exercise classes, including its popular 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday Zumba fitness class and its 3:30-4:30

p.m. Tuesday and Thursday aqua Zumba class (two unique land- and waterbased Latin dance aerobic classes). Also available is the intense circuit training course offered from one of SARC’s certified exercise instructors. Yoga classes also are offered 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays along with the highly recommended CoreMore class that utilizes elements of yoga and Pilates to help strengthen the core of the body. For the elite athlete, SARC offers two circuit classes, one every weekday. Drops-ins always are welcome.

LIFEST YLE BOUTIQUE AND SALON Eclectic, spirited. A wonderfully-comfortable collection of clothing and accessories. Gift Certificates available. Your source for

Check out our “Perpetual Sale Rack!” Julianne, Kaila, Candice and Ellie.

products and salon

Introducing Toni Carver, “Ten Nail Salon”

131 E. Washington, Sequim | 360-683-5733 | Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9 - 5:30 • Sat. 10 - 5


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Since 1956

Left to right: Kevin McCarter and Dale Jarmuth.

Our company consists of highly qualified electricians and staff working together to make your project a success. We provide electrical installations for contractors or directly to the property owner. If you want the best electrical contractor in the area, and the best price, contact us today to arrange for a free quote. We look forward to working with you. Insured, licensed and bonded. Over 50 years of customer satisfaction.

349 West Washington Street, Sequim | Phone: 360-683-4104 | Email:

Cole’s is a full-service jeweler with an emphasis on customer service. We offer rare and unusual gemstones, quality in design and manufacture, unique giftware, professional appraisals, in-house goldsmiths and pearl stringing. Our staff is well trained to help with all jewelry needs, offering integrity in our profession.

Left to right: Dan Fuller, Debbie Brown, Roberta Melsheimer, Leah Tuttle and Al Tuttle

117 E. Washington St., Sequim | Open Tues.–Sat. 10:00-5:15 • Phone: 360-683-3833

The Master Locksmith Experience does make a difference! As Sequim’s Only Full-Service Locksmith, we offer full security solutions, including changing your keys to your home, office or vehicle. Duplication of vehicle transponder keys available. Decorative door hardware specializing in Emtek products, to Grade 1 Commercial Locks or OEM vehicle lock replacement solutions. Greg Rash, Steven Rash, Shauna Millar, Steve Abell, David Millar (not pictured)

With over 40 years of experience, we’re here to help!

445 W. Washington, Sequim | | Phone: 360-683-8817


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SARC’s staff is excited about the new Life Fitness treadmills and ellipticals equipped with HD television screens and iPod/MP3 capability. Users can choose to watch their favorite movies or programs through nearly 100 different channels while they work out. These new machines also allow users to create custom workouts using a free website, www.Virtualtrainer., and download these workouts onto any USB device. For those looking to body build or just tone up, SARC’s 5,100-square-foot weight room featuring state-ofthe-art fitness equipment from Paramount, Tuff Stuff and the Precor is the ideal workout environment. In addition, a circuit training room complete with 10 Paramount Fitness performance stations for a 30-minute overall body workout is ready for use. Orientations are available and preregistration is recommended. The center also has two racquetball courts and a gym for basketball, volleyball and aerobics. SARC now offers a 20-percent military discount on all passes to active duty military personnel. Hours of operations are 5:45 a.m.-9 p.m Monday-Friday. (Pool area

closes at 8:30 p.m.); 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.(Pool area closes at 5:45 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.) Call 683-3344 ext. 16 for more information. Taylor McDonald is the center’s director. SARC board members are Erika Starks, chairman, Susan Sorensen, vice chairman, Robert Macaulay, Melinda Griffith and Gil Goodman.

SEQUIM PLANNING COMMISSION The Planning Commission for the City of Sequim consists of seven members appointed by the city council for four-year terms. Planning commissioners meet the first and third Tuesday of each month. Members must reside within the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District. At least fi ve members, at one time, must be city residents. Planning Commission meetings are at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The meetings are held in the city council chambers and are open to the public. The Planning Commission is charged with maintaining the Comprehensive Plan and advising the city council on amendments to the plan. The commission also reviews and approves certain development applications such as subdivisions and use permits or advises the city council on development applications that require council approval.

PLANNING COMMISSION: • Tim Arndt, 683-7986 Term Expires January 2012 • Olaf Protze, 775-1629 or 683-7350 Term Expires – January 2013 • JulieAnna Gardiner, 460-2796 Term Expires – January 2013 • Barbara Sanford, 683-6520 Term Expires – January 2013 • Jon Wendt, 681-0137 Term Expires – January 2014 • Terry Peterson, Term Expires January 2015 • Bill Sterhan, 805-795-2729 Term Expires – January 2015


Left to Right: Dr. Richard “Bud” Davies, Wendy, Megan, Bridget, Mary, Pam and Ruminta

• SINGLE VISIT Computer-designed Crowns • Cosmetic Dentistry • Teeth Cleaning • Dentures • General Dentistry • Snoring and CPAP Intolerance

321 N. Sequim Ave. #C, Sequim | Phone: 360-683-4850


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ADMINISTRATION OFFICE 503 N. Sequim Ave. • 582-3260 Sequim School District No. 323

John Bridge President

Bev Horan Vice President

Sarah Bedinger

SEQUIM MIDDLE SCHOOL 301 Hendrickson Road • 582-3500 Principal Brian Jones

COMMUNITY SCHOOL Bill L. Bentley, Superintendent 582-3260 Vince Riccobene, Director of Assessment and Instruction • 582-3400 Director of Technology Patra Boots • 582-3200

SEQUIM HIGH SCHOOL 601 N. Sequim Ave. • 582-3600 Principal Shawn Langston

Fast, Friendly, Local Service

220 W. Alder St. • 582-3400 Co-Principals Shelley Langston/ Randy Hill

GREYWOLF ELEMENTARY 171 Carlsborg Road. • 582-3300 Principal Donna Hudson

HELEN HALLER ELEMENTARY: 350 W. Fir St. • 582-3200 Principal Patra Boots

24-Hour Emergency Service

Sequim 360.683.1881 Port Hadlock 360.385.6883

265 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock Normal Hours: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm Cont.#MOUNTPI98306

Virginia O’Neil

‘A great community builds great schools’ About 350 full- or part-time certified and classified staff members serve the district’s student population of 2,750 in grades K-12. The staff has very little turnover, with few positions open each year. Sequim schools have an excellent reputation for high academic standards, excellent discipline and strong activity programs. Standardized test scores remain consistent, graduates do very well in college and vocational schools, music programs produce state level participants and athletic teams compete consistently well in all sports.

Nancy Tinker & Sharon Johnson

Commercial & Residential Fuel Delivery • Tanks Leased & Sold • Installation & Repair • Gas Piping

Walt Johnson

Greatt American G A i Food F d & Experience

. . . AND KITTIES TOO! DOG GROOM GROOMING MING PREMIUM DOG FOOD, TREATS & TOYS 53 Valley Center Place (Across from old Costco) • Sequim Nancy Tinker & Sharon Johnson


Vance & Sherry Willis

Specializing in Out-Of-This-World Breakfast, Shakes & Burgers Breakfast Served All Day! 4th & Washington, Sequim (360) 683-3388


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CITY OF PORT ANGELES The City of Port Angeles utilizes the manager/ council form of government with a city manager hired by the city council. The seven-member city council is elected at large and councilmen serve four-year terms with a limit of three consecutive terms. The city council elects a mayor and deputy mayor from the council to serve two-year terms. The council meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the city council chambers of City Hall. Public hearings are scheduled to commence at 7 p.m. The city manager operates as the chief executive officer of the city and is responsible to the city council for the administration of municipal functions. With direction and policy guidance from the city council, the city manager directs the various work programs of city departments to meet the needs, services and priorities of the community. The city manager’s major responsibilities involve budget preparation and submittal to the city council, supervision and support of department managers, review and analysis of operational issues impacting services, and management coordination of a team approach toward resolving community problems and community with the public. Current council members are Mayor Dan Di Guilio, Deputy Mayor Don Perry, Brad Collins, Patrick Downie, Cherie Kidd, Max Mania and Brooke Nelson. Other officials are Kent Myers, city manager; William Bloor, city attorney; and Janessa Hurd, city clerk.

From left are council members Brooke Nelson, Brad Collins, Mayor Dan Di Guilio, council members Max Mania, Cherie Kidd and Patrick Downie and Deputy Mayor Don Perry.

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Scott John Raszler, M.A., CCC-A, a Certified Clinical Audiologist and a licensed hearing aid dispenser, opened The Hearing Advantage in 1990 to provide the finest quality hearing aids and services to the Olympic Peninsula. The Hearing Advantage specializes in the newest technology in hearing aids, including new digital instruments. The Hearing Advantage provides complete hearing evaluations, hearing aid sales, repairs, batteries and accessories. If anyone has a hearing problem, call The Hearing Advantage for the best in professional hearing healthcare.

Scott John Raszler, M.A., CCC-A

5th Avenue Professional Plaza • 568 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim • Phone: 360-683-5389

www. www


Thomas E. Montgomery The Sequim Realtor with a Background of Distinction Banking • Law • Community Leadership I can help you make your dreams come true - just call me

1190 E. Washington St. • Sequim • (360) 460-3796 e-mail:

Your One-Stop Marketing Shop! From Consultation to Design to Printing to Mailing Services

Caroline Stuckey, Richard Stoddard and Toby.

Proud to be a member of the Sequim Chamber of Commerce since 1997

360-681-3183 • 160 E. Bell St. • •



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Debi Lahmeyer Advertising Rep. Special p Section Coordinator

Holly Erickson Ad Coordinator

Michael Dashiell Editor

Steve Perry General Manager

Brown Maloney Owner/President OVP

Sue Ellen Riesau Publisher

Pat Coate Special Sections Editor

Jay Cline IT & Web Master, Design/Production

Harmony Liebert Advertising Rep.

Cathy Clark Design/Production g

John Huston Advertising Rep.

Darlene Dale

Vicki Coughlin Advertising Rep.


Mary Field


Barbara Bullinger

Mandy Kay Harris Design/Production

Your Hometown Newspaper

Julie Speelman Advertising Rep.

Cathy Lee Design/Production

Voted #1 in Washington State by the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010

Beth Barrett

Sherri Steward Circulation

Marcus Oden Design/Production g

Robert Morris Circulation

Naomi Blodgett Accounting

Mark Couhig Reporter

Matthew Nash Reporter

Amanda Winters Reporter

Joan Worley Copy Editor

Donna McMillen News /Production Asst.

Olympic View Publishing, LLC | 147 West Washington (P.O. Box 1750) | Sequim, WA | Phone: 360-683-3311


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PORT ANGELES REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Port Angeles: The Authentic Northwest The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is a membership organization representing the community of Port Angeles and the surrounding area. The mission of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is to be the voice of business for its region and to serve its members, focused on business development, tourism and economic vitality. The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is the largest business organization on the Olympic Peninsula and has a membership of around 450. The chamber also is dedicated to raising the awareness of the Port Angeles area through tourism with the marketing message of Port Angeles: The Authentic Northwest. To service guests when they visit, the chamber operates the Visitor Center which is on the waterfront next to the ferry dock

Jim Hallett President

Kathy Charlton Vice President

in downtown Port Angeles. The address is 121 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles, WA 98362. The executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce is Russ Veenema, who can be reached via e-mail at or by calling 452-2363, ext. 13. Chamber officers are Jim Hallett, president; Kathy Charlton, vice president; Julie Hatch, treasurer. Other board members are Betsy Reed Schultz, Alan Barnard, Jim Wahlsten, George Bergner, Brian Kuh, Ed Bedford Andrew May, Laurel Black, Howard Fisher,

Russ Veenema Executive Director

Julie J li H Hatch t h Treasurer

Cynthia Warne, Jim Jones, Edna Petersen, Jeff Robb, Cherie Kidd and Greg Voyles. For membership information, contact any of the chamber staff at 452-2364 or visit the chamber website and view the membership application and membership benefi ts online. Russ Veenema Executive Director Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce 360-452-2363 ext. 13 or 360-477-9036


JJim McEntire District 1

George SSchoenfeldt District 2

JJohn Calhoun District 3

The Port of Port Angeles is a municipal corporation created in 1922 by the voters of Clallam County. The Port of Port Angeles is both a public steward and a profi table self-sustaining enterprise providing services to the citizens of Clallam County. The port’s mission is to be the primary leader in economic development in Clallam County by marketing and developing properties and facilities for the long-term benefi t of its stakeholders while fulfi lling the port’s environmental stewardship role. The Port of Port Angeles owns seven marine terminals, four of which are deep-water terminals. These marine terminals have the Jeffery Robb ability to accommodate a wide Executive Director variety of vessels from barges to cruise ships to supertankers. The port also owns the Port Angeles Boat Haven, the Port Angeles Boat Yard and John Wayne Marina. The newly renovated Boat Haven has moorage for more than 520 pleasure and commercial boats. Adjacent to the Boat Haven, the port operates a public boat yard for maintenance and repair of small vessels. Call 452-4444. The beautifully designed John Wayne Marina provides 300 permanent moorage slips and 22 transient slips. Call 417-3440.

The port operates two boat launches; one at the Boat Haven and one at John Wayne Marina. The Port of Port Angeles also owns and operates William R. Fairchild International Airport, 1402 Airport Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363. The airport manager can be reached at 360-417-3456. William R. Fairchild International Airport is a full-service commercial airport located on the southwest side of the city of Port Angeles.


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PORT ANGELES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Nathan West is the City of Port Angeles’ director of the Community and Economic Development Department. West manages the Building Division, Cultural Resources Division, Economic Development Division and Planning Division for the city. Each division has a diverse set of responsibilities as summarized below: • The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing planning applications and for providing land use code information. The city’s Comprehensive Plan, which determines policy and regulations governing land use and construction developments, is overseen by Planning. West • The Building Division is responsible for reviewing building permit applications and for building inspections during the various stages of construction projects. This division also documents permit approvals, as required by law, which allows for future review when development actions are undertaken or questions of code nonconformance arise. Code Compliance and Nuisance Abatement are provided regarding overgrown lots, junk vehicles, dilapidated structures, excessive trash and violations of development ordinances such as signs, parking and land use. From page 43 Carrier • Kenmore Air Express: 866-435-9524 or 360-452-6371 • Schedule information: Rental Cars • Budget Rent-A-Car: 800-214-6094 or 360-452-4774 Parking at the airport • All parking spaces allow for long-term parking with the exception of the two-hour parking at the front of the terminal building. Since acquiring ownership of William R. Fairchild International Airport in 1951, the Port of Port Angeles has made continuous improvement a top priority. Today the airport provides passenger and cargo transportation, emergency services, disaster response, recreational

SHOE REPAIR • Expert Shoe Repair • Discounted Leather Shoes & Sandals • Sheepskin Slippers • Leather Handbags


Shoe Repair (360) 683-8637 425 E. Washington St., Suite 5 Sequim

(Across from McHugh Realtors)


Sequim’s Vehicle/Vessel Licensing CAR/BOAT/RV LICENSE

• The Economic Development Division focuses an appropriate level of city attention toward business and industry retention and expansion activities. Serving as a liaison between the city and community, Economic Development helps promote and enhance business investment and employment opportunities by leveraging city resources and services that can influence business and industrial development opportunities. This also is accomplished through collaborations with state and federal resources, the Clallam Economic Development Council, Port of Port Angeles, Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, Peninsula College and other economic development partners. • The Cultural Resources Division ensures adequate protection of cultural resources. Support staff consists of the city archaeologist, who is funded by the state for a fi ve-year period. This division will provide analysis and mapping of archaeological resources on the Port Angeles waterfront to assist in the promotion of predictable developments. The Community and Economic Development Department is located in Port Angeles City Hall, 321 E. Fifth St., and is open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. For information, call the department at 417-4751 or e-mail activities and jobs. Fairchild Airport encompasses more than 800 acres of property, with 690 in aeronautical use. The runway is operated with an instrument landing system and can handle aircraft up to Boeing 737s. The runway also has the capacity for aircraft up to 115,000 pounds and is equipped with an instrument landing system, visual approach slope indicator, eight runway-end identifier lights, medium intensity approach lighting system with runway alignment indicator, runway and taxiway lighting and signage. Jeffery Robb is the port’s executive director. Contact him at 360-457-1138 or by e-mail at Port of Port Angeles commissioners are Jim McEntire, District 1; George Schoenfeldt, District 2; and John Calhoun, District 3.

RESTAURANT Lunch 11-3, Dinner 4-9, Wed.-Sun.

Waterfront dining at John Wayne Marina

Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 1001 E. Washington St. Located East End of Sequim (next door to Schwab Realty/Las Palomas)

Fresh Seafood, Steaks, Pasta & More Cocktails, Wine & Beer

See you here!




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Old Mill Cafe O

Left to right: Jenny James, Licensed Massage Therapist; Carol Dal Porto, Master Clinical Aesthetician; Paul Pacelli, Owner; Kathryn Pacelli, Owner, Master Clinical Aesthetician.

Left to right: Tim & Leslie Verdick

✧ Facials with Hand, Arm, Shoulder and Foot Massage ✧ Microdermabrasion/Dermaplaning ✧ Relaxing Therapeutic Massages Body Wraps and Treatments ✧ Permanent Make-up ✧ Waxing Services

Left to right: Larry Culp, Val Culp, Jason, Anna, Darci, Shelly.

Take a stroll back in time... and enjoy a home-cooked BREAKFAST, LUNCH or DINNER at the Old Mill. Open for Dinner Wednesday through Sunday 721 Carlsborg Rd., Carlsborg, WA | Office: 360-582-1583 Tues. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Wed., Thurs., Sun. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Closed Mondays

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Teri Burnett Botox, Juvéderm filler 1254 W. Washington • Sequim • Phone: 360-681-0506 Monday thru Saturday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. • Closed Sunday

128 West Bell Street, Sequim | 360-683-4363 Evenings by appointment, Sat. 9-12, Tues.-Fri. 9-4

Pacific Office Equipment, Inc. Your local solution provider

Serving Clallam & Jefferson Counties Sales & Service • Consulting & Training Network Wiring • Digital Copiers • Printers Postage Machines • Office Supplies New & Recycled Ink/Toner Cartridges New & Used Office Furniture Computers & Networking • Document & Data Management • FAX Machines • Phone Systems • Voice Over IP • Cash Registers • Point-of-Sale Systems • Typewriters • Time Clocks • Scanners Wireless Cell Phones & Accessories We Service Most Brands Canon • Hewlett Packard • Epson Compaq • Verizon • Panasonic Lexmark • Royal • Brother Acer • Sharp • Nobilis • B3 Hasler • Neopost

Front: Thomas Skerbeck, Betty Graf, Carissa Blank, Walt Barber, John Naples, Candi Gates Second row: Tim Snyder, Byron Woolsey, Allen Coleman, Don Dickinson, Joe Nickles, Ned Salman Back row: Terry Randall, Charles Morley, Mark Schildkecht, Jered Reynolds, Derrick Dickson, Richard Smith, Jared Blevins

We can help you with ALL your office needs

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Sequim Center for Spiritual Living

Nursery, Children, Youth & Adult Sunday School Scott Culver Wayne Yamamoto Daniel Conner

“Teaching the Principles of Science of Mind”

Holds Sunday Service 10:00 Pioneer Park Rev. Lynn Osborne INFORMATION CALL



Celebration Service: 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service: 11:00 a.m. Sunday School & Nursery: 9:30 a.m. Bill Green, Pastor •


Email: Web site:


Sunday morning Worship 10:00 am Adult Electives available Office Hours Mon- Fri 8-4

45 Eberle Lane • P.O. Box 2920, Sequim (3.9 miles north on Sequim Ave. from Hwy. 101) • E-mail:

Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church E.L.C.A. 925 N. Sequim Ave. / 681-0946 Nursery Service Available Pastor Jack Anderson

Parish Assistant, Mary Griffith, RN

FIRST UNITED METHODIST & Congregational Church

110 E. 7th St. (7th & Laurel) 360-452-8971 Rev. Jo Ann “Joey” Olson

Weekly Youth Activities • Contact church for details ~ Nursery provided SUNDAY for all services ~ 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship FRIDAY 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 5:30 p.m. Friendship 9:45 a.m. Breakfast Dinner for all - Free during Summer email:

Faith Baptist Church

Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching & Teaching Sunday School 9:45AM • Worship ...........................11:00 AM Praise & Fellowship Service.......................................... 6:00PM Tuesday Bible Study and Prayer ................................... 7:00PM

Nursery Available 360-683-7303 7652 Old Olympic Hwy., Sequim Pastor Lonnie Jacobson

Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church 1291 N. Barr Rd. in Agnew •

360-452-9105 9:30 am 10:45 am

Sunday Bible Study Classes Sunday Meeting for Worship

~ Family-Centered Worship ~

Sequim Campus

Administrative Office Mon. thru Wed. 9am-12pm

Pastor Michael VanProyen


Sunday Worship • 9am & 11am

1023 Kitchen-Dick Rd., Sequim

1023 Kitchen-Dick Rd., Sequim


Applying God’s timeless Word to our daily lives

Sequim Bible Church “Sequim Bible Church exists to Share the Gospel, Build the Body and Celebrate the Lord”

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. - Traditional Service – Children/Adult Sunday School • Nursery 11:00 a.m. - Contemporary Service – Adult Discipleship Classes • Children’s classes for ages 4-12 • 2-3 yr olds • Nursery–Infants - Under 2 yrs old 5:30 p.m. - High School Youth Group Pastor 6:00 p.m. - Evening Classes Dave Wiitala WEDNESDAY 5:30 p.m. - Middle School Youth Group Youth Pastor 6:30 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer • Awana (Sept. to April) Shane McCrossen 847 N. Sequim Avenue • 683-4135 •

Sunday Worship 10:45 AM Rev. David L. Westman 640 N. Sequim Avenue • 360-683-7981

Hendrickson St.

Fir St.

Sunday Worship Contemporary @ 9 & 11 a.m. Traditional @ 10 a.m. Sunday School for all Loving infant care

Sequim Ave.

Sequim Worship Center

Sequim Community Church

Washington St.

Dr. Scott E. Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor Rev. Rick Dietzman, Minister to Adults Rev. Tony Toth, Pastor to Youth Joel Rosenauer, Director of Worship Arts Peggy McKellar, Director of Children’s Ministries

950 N. Fifth Avenue - (360) 683-4194


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PORT ANGELES SCHOOL DISTRICT Port Angeles School District Human Resources 216 E. Fourth St. Port Angeles, WA 98362-3023 457-8575 Pryne

Kelly President

Our vision: All Port Angeles School District students will reach high standards and graduate prepared with knowledge, skills and abilities to choose a successful future. Our mission: The Port Angeles School District creates and sustains learning communities that prepare each student to live, work and learn successfully in a changing world.

Baxter Happe Linn Methner Vice-President The middle school places significant emphasis upon teaming around a clearly articulated instructional focus. The middle school program, while having a strong basic education focus, includes classes in band, orchestra, chorus, computers, home economics, foreign language and vocational education. There also is an intensified math sequence offered. Learning specialists are available.

HIGH SCHOOLS BOARD OF DIRECTORS Steve Baxter Patti Happe Cindy Kelly, President Lonnie Linn Sarah Methner, Vice President Superintendent: Dr. Jane Pryne School District No. 121, Central Services Building 216 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles, 457-8575

Port Angeles High School, 304 E. Park Ave., 452-7602 Port Angeles High School is an accredited, comprehensive high school that serves more than 1,400 students in grades 9-12. The athletic program offers a full range of sports and competes at the state 4A level. An award-winning music program includes orchestra, concert band, choir, swing choir, marching band and various ensembles.

Franklin School, 2505 S. Washington St., 457-1343

Lincoln High School, 924 W. Ninth St., 452-9502 Lincoln High School is an alternative high school where students are given the opportunity, understanding and encouragement they need to receive a quality education in a safe, healthy environment. The goal at Lincoln is to have each student become a successful worker and citizen. To help students realize that goal, the staff focuses on basic skills, literacy, work-skill readiness, the military and post-secondary education. Students must meet the same performance standards and academic credit requirements as Port Angeles High School students to graduate.

Hamilton School, 1822 W. Seventh St., 452-6818


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS There are fi ve elementary schools in the Port Angeles School District. Dry Creek School, 25 Rife Ave., Port Angeles, 457-5050

Jefferson School, 218 E. 12th St., , 457-4231 Roosevelt School, 106 Monroe Road, 452-8973 The elementary schools range in size from 250-500 students. Each school provides a strong basic education, with special programs in a variety of remediation and enrichment areas.

MIDDLE SCHOOL Port Angeles has one middle school, serving approximately 600 students in seventh and eighth grades, Stevens Middle School, 1139 W. 14th St., 452-5590.

905 W. Ninth St., 565-1533 NOPSC offers cost-effective, quality job training in programs that would be too expensive to offer at the high school. The NOPSC provides an opportunity for students between the ages of 16-21 to receive career training as part of their public education with no cost to the student. NOPSC prepares students with the academic and work skills to successfully enter the job market or advanced education/training. Students receive competency-based, individualized instruction. NOPSC offers many career areas to choose from: cosmetology, digital media technology, information technology, building trades, welding technology, automotive technology, collision repair, composites, culinary arts, natural resources and medical careers. All programs offer 1.5 high school credits upon completion and many classes offer tech-prep college credits for academic success.


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Celebrating 50 Years! Peninsula College is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2011-2012 academic year and invites everyone to join in the many festivities that are scheduled throughout the year. The anniversary year officially kicks off Sept. 23 with the grand opening celebration of the beautiful new Maier Hall and will conclude in June with its annual commencement ceremonies. In between, watch for news on upcoming special programs and details on a campuswide celebration of the “new” Peninsula College on May 5, 2012, at www.pencol. edu or Community residents also are invited to share their favorite memories of Peninsula College by sending them to the college website. The submissions will be compiled and become an important part of the anniversary celebration. When Peninsula College opened its doors in 1961 few could have dreamed of the institution it has become. Students can choose from a variety of degree and program options, including a Bachelor of Applied Science Applied Management degree, nine associate degrees and several certificate programs. The college also offers a variety of professional development opportunities for community residents who wish to improve their job skills or take courses of special interest. The college’s 75-acre campus in Port Angeles is noted for its physical beauty and striking architecture. The majority of its buildings have been remodeled or rebuilt since 2001. In addition to the new Maier Hall, the campus also is home to a new Library/Media Center, a Science and Technology Building and a Longhouse Cultural Center. Peninsula College also has extension sites in Forks and Port Angeles. Members of Peninsula College’s Board of Trustees are Julie McCulloch, chairman; Mike Glenn, vice chairman; Dwayne Johnson, Erik Rohrer and Mike Maxwell.


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A holistic approach to life Natural foods store announces plans to relocate, expand Amid the bustling activity of downtown Port Angeles traffic and shoppers is something unexpected. Across the street from Bella Italia and next to Michael’s Seafood and Steakhouse on First Street is a popular natural foods market. Utilizing the building’s entire

Country Aire Natural Foods owner Robyn Miletich weighs spices for a customer. Photos by Ashley Miller


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An artistic rendition of what the new Country Aire Natural Foods market will look like after it moves into the former Gottschalks building on First Street. Submitted photo

3,200 square-foot space, Country Aire Natural Foods is jam-packed with quality fresh, natural, organic and whole foods, nutritional supplements, body care products and health information. Owners Robyn and John Miletich started the business in 1975 and celebrated the store’s 36th anniversary last July. “I’ve been the most inconvenient store downtown for decades,” Robyn Miletich joked, explaining that the store doesn’t have an official parking lot and it’s very difficult for customers to find parking sometimes. Not to mention the small walkways between aisles inside the store and overstocked shelves. This November, all that will change. The Miletichs purchased the former Gottschalks building, at 200 W. First St., and will relocate the market this winter, increasing the store’s space to 17,000 square feet and more than doubling the inventory. So far, the couple has hired workers to remove the false ceiling, raise the internal ceiling to 24 feet, incorporate 12 skylights and increase the number of windows at the front of the building. The original wood beams inside the store have been exposed and the inside stairwell now is enclosed to separate the top and bottom floors. Upon completion, the market will occupy the top floor and the

Country Aire Natural Foods offers a variety of organic and whole foods, nutritional supplements, body care products and health information.

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Country Aire Natural Food Store 117 E. First St., Port Angeles Phone: 360-452-7175 Website: Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Miletichs plans to turn the lower floor, an additional 17,000 square feet, into a “holistic underground” fi lled with health care professionals, an acupuncturist, an optometrist and possibly a massage therapist. “We’ve got some really interesting ideas,” Robyn Miletich said excitedly. “The lower floor will be a combination of individuals with a holistic approach to the body, mind and soul.” For the first time ever, shoppers will be able to park in a designated lot without paying or having to worry about parallel parking and can choose from two public entrances. Miletich admits that taking such a huge leap is scary for her. Though she would have liked to relocate and expand earlier, the econ-

Cashier Melinda Castleberry assists customers at the checkout counter. omy simply wouldn’t support such a change. But when the former Gottschalks building came up for sale, and then dropped significantly in price, she decided it was time to act. “We’re definitely putting our heads back on the chopping block,” she said. “It’s like we’re at a poker table and I’m moving all my chips to the center of the table and saying ‘I’m all in!’ then hoping for the best.” Despite her nerves, Miletich said she’s very excited about the expansion.

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“Over the years, I’ve gathered a group of loyal customers and it’s about time I paid them back with a parking lot.” Prior to housing Gottschalks, the 1946 building started out as a car dealership, according to Miletich, but failed and turned into a Peoples grocery store and then a Lamonts department store. Hopefully, Miletich said with her fingers crossed, Country Aire Natural Foods will occupy the space for many years to come.

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Thank you for supporting this local business for 85 years!

Malik Atwater and Vivian Wai invite customers to try their new restaurant, Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen. Photos by Ashley Miller

Treat your taste buds at Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen BY ASHLEY MILLER

Malik Atwater and Vivian Wai are trying something new and exciting. It’s a little out of their comfort zones but so far they really like it. The couple opened Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen in Port Angeles last October. The walk-up restaurant serves fish and chips, hamburgers, sandwiches, fries, salad, pizza, assorted drinks, ice cream and upside down banana splits. Prior to opening the “famous” kitchen, Atwater and Wai founded and operated a school in Taiwan teaching English to elementary school students for 18 years. The establishment was such a success that a second school soon followed. Working in Taiwan with no home base in the states, the Idaho and Illinois natives visited Port Angeles with friends on a vacation one year. They immediately fell in love with area — even the weather. Soon after, they bought a house on 11th Street with the intention of settling down in the area someday. When that didn’t happen immediately, they rented the house to Atwater’s mother and ended up moving to Seattle, starting a family and traveling back and forth to Taiwan a lot.

Left to right, back row: Joanna, Angelika, Cami, Tweeter, Mocha the dog. Front row: Chris, Max, Mandi, Figaro the kitten.

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Before long, living in Seattle and working in Taiwan became too difficult for the family of four. They tried living in Taiwan and sending their son to school but it just didn’t work out. So they moved back to the States — Port Angeles to be exact — to start a new adventure. At first, Atwater and Wai thought they might try to start a language school in Clallam County but it became glaringly obvious early on the area might not support such an establishment. On a whim, they bought a building close to the waterfront and continued brainstorming ideas. Ultimately, the couple decided to turn the building into what it Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen serves a variety of fish and chips, hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza, salads, fries, assorted was best suited for: a restaurant. drinks and desserts. No invitation necessary, just drop by! They’d heard about Fat Smitty’s in Discovery Bay and its reputation for good burgers and thought Port Angeles could use such a restaurant. “We just kind of fell into what the building was suited for,” Atwater said. “We’re brand new at this.” To their surprise and relief Colonel Hudson’s quickly is becoming a lunch and dinner hot spot. “We couldn’t ask for better,” Atwater said. “We haven’t done anything of what you ‘should’ do as a new business, like advertising, but we are still doing well.” In fact, on more than one occasion customers have told the owners they’re “the best burgers they’ve ever Colonel Hudson’s had.” Famous Kitchen Recently, Colonel Hudson’s Re 536 Marine Drive, received receiv a grant to re-do the Port Angeles outside of the building to outs 452-0999 include a small, covered in Website: outdoor seating area. ou Colonel Hudson’s burHours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ggers are all made to orMonday-Friday der using us fresh, never frozen or pre-made patties. pre“We want to do something we are proud of and can put our hearts into,” Wai said. “At fi rst, we tried using pre-made patties aand although they were first a lot easier, we found ourselves embarrassed to tell our friends. So, we stopped.” In addition to the burgers, all the buns and sauces are made from scratch. “We’re not a fast food restaurant,” Atwater emphasized. “Sometimes it will take us fi ve or 10 minutes to prepare your order but rest Vivian Wai works the register at Colonel Hudson’s Famous Kitchen assured that it will be fresh and made just the way you want it.” Waiting time can be eliminated by calling orders in ahead of time. and recipes.” If everything goes as planned, Atwater and Wai plan to franchise The name Colonel Hudson’s comes from the story of Atwater’s great-great-great grandfather who was a cook on a Navy ship that and expand the business someday. For now, they’re content with serving customers, meeting new disappeared at sea. “When he died,” Atwater said, “he left a trunk with his name people and spending time with their three children ages 11, 8 and on the plate and inside was his journal with all of his family history 2 months.


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Front: Patty, Alaina, Lori, Traci, Lynda. Back: Matt, Andrew, Nick, Bill, Jack, Jon, Jordan, Don. Not pictured: Wally, Patty, Weston.

ANGELES FURNITURE is proud of our professional and friendly service and delight in assisting customers who want to browse, purchase or obtain information. We continue to help families on the Olympic Peninsula improve the warmth and beauty of their homes, by carrying a wide variety of styles to complement different tastes. Our showroom displays living room groups, recliners, swivel rockers, office, bedroom, dining room, occasional tables, grandfather clocks, curios, entertainment centers, bedding, giftware and more.

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The store that has everything

Bob Aunspach, Ryan Gedlund and Joe Buck, left to right, assist customers at Swain’s General Store. Photos by Ashley Miller BY ASHLEY MILLER

licenses, an ATM machine, floor sander rental, wedding registry, national park passes, bus For 54 years, Swain’s General Store has passes, prepaid calling cards, foam rubber been a popular shopping destination in Port cutting, team and group sales, screen printAngeles. ing, embroidery and gift cards. Some people come to the store on weekPopular brand names include Nike, Columends just to get out of the house and bump bia, Sketchers, Merrill, Timberland, Quicksilinto friends, according to Mike Mudd, store ver, Billabong, Carhartt and more. manager and longtime employee of 31 years. This fall, the staff is excited to announce “People often refer to Swain’s as the addition of Patagonia outdoor ‘that store,’” Mudd said. “Family clothing, apparel and gear for Swain’s will visit from out of town and climbing, hiking, surfing, runGeneral Store say, ‘Let’s go to ‘that’ store, 602 E. First St., Port Angeles ning and travel. A few other you know the one I’m talkbranded outdoor lines will Phone: 452-2357 ing about!’” be introduced as well. Website: For years, Swain’s has “We’ve realized that our claimed to be the store customers do want brandHours: that has everything. If it’s 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday ed products and we make a not on the shelves, it can be point to carry the ones they and ordered. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday ask for,” Mudd said. “We have The store includes women’s, our ears to the ground and are men’s and children’s apparel; footout there trying to find new things wear for the entire family; sporting goods, to bring in and keep the customers excited including both “hook and bullet” hobbies as while also striving to keep the basics that well as camping, outdoor and athletic prod- people already love in stock.” ucts; a full hardware department backed by The late Cliff Swain opened Swain’s as an Ace Hardware; and other odds and ends. army surplus store at its current location in Services include custom paint mixing, 1957. The enterprise has continued to grow photofinishing, key cutting, line winding for from there and has expanded twice, once to reels, knife sharpening, hunting and fishing ➤


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Swain’s General Store started in 1957 as an army surplus store and has evolved to include women’s, men’s and children’s apparel, sporting goods, a full hardware section and much more. build a large warehouse separate from the main building and another time to add the upstairs women’s department. Under the current leadership of Cliff Swain’s daughter, Rebecca Swain Gedlund, Swain’s employs about 50 people — many of whom have been with the company for de-

cades. Gedlund’s son Ryan mans the sporting goods counter and her other two children have worked at the store in the past. “It’s still a family store,” Mudd said. With family ownership comes family values. “Customer service is No. 1 and it’s been that

way since the very beginning,” Mudd said proudly. “We want our customers to really feel this is their store and we rarely say ‘no.’ Instead, we always try to figure out a way for things to

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work in favor of the customer.” Swain’s is well-known for its annual parking lot sale every August and the 25-percent off paper bag sale in April, not to mention the regular holiday and seasonal promotions throughout the rest of the year. “We’re part of the World Wide Distributors group of independent contractors and that helps us offer the best pricing and pass along better discounts to our customers,” Mudd said. “Our customers are our lifeline, we know that and we try to listen to their concerns and wishes to ultimately do what makes them happy.” Whether Swain’s is a favorite place to shop or you’ve never been there before, watch for current ads in local newspapers and mailboxes every Wednesday. In addition to regular store hours, Swain’s is open 24 hours a day online.

Swain’s General Store is famous for its annual sidewalk sale in August and 25-percent off paper bag sale in April, not to mention all the holiday and seasonal promotions in between.


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Left to right: Chris Fobian, Kelly Raymond, Wes Ochs, Kari Osterberg, Meggan Keith, Rebecca Coon, Donna Cox, and Robert Bermodes. Not pictured, Cindy Walz.

Front row: Lorri Mears. Second row: Marilia Bush, Michele Sorrentino, Noelle Fazio. Back row: Andrea Bekkevar, Dena Marlett-Lopez, Deon Kapetan, Kirsten Pavlak, Stephanie Sweet, Dorinda Becker. Not pictured: Li Li, Cherise Smith, Sean Spencer, Chris Fobian


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SEQUIM AUTO CLINIC INC. Complete Service and Repair, Import and Domestic

Left to right: Dwight, Richard, Marv Fowler, Fred, Joe, Kyle and Wong.

Twenty-two years serving the North Olympic Peninsula! Sequim S Sequ Se equ quiim im Auto Aut uto to Clinic Clini Cli Cl inic ic is is a full-service fulll-s full -ser ser vi vice ice auto aut uto to repair reepa repa paiir ir shop ssh hop employing ho em mpl ploy ploy oyiin ing ing ASE factory-trained technicians. mechanics have ASE an AS aand d fa factor r yy tr trai aine n d tech chni nici cian ns. The m echa han nicss h nics hav ve been be n trained trai tr ained d for for foreign fore fo reiggn and and domestic domesttic cars do car ars and a d trucks. an truc tr ucks cks. k . Lube/oil/ L be/o Lu /oil ill/ filter services, computer diagnostics, lt service ces, s co ompu pu ute terr d iaggno n sttics, iccs, and and d maintenance mai ain nt nce ntenan c services servi vice ces are all easily accomplished here. In addition to these standard automotive services, Sequim Auto Clinic has specialists for diesel, exhaust work and radiators. Air conditioning and diagnosis of those difficult on-the-road problems that are hard to duplicate in the average automotive repair facility can be handled here. Sequim Auto Clinic has been committed to providing quality service to the residents of the area through knowledgeable service managers and up-to-date technicians. AAA and NAPA have been strong supporters of our service for many years. AAA rated us “Top Shop” of Independent Automotive Repair Shops in Washington in 2011. A bonus to those who travel – Sequim Auto Clinic, Inc. makes available a written, nationwide warranty program for parts and services – 12 months/12,000 miles. We’re on the eastern edge of town directly across Washington Street from QFC and Staples. We invite you to come in and see what we have to offer you and your vehicles!

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Bring Retirement to Life! Visit our Award-winning Senior Living Community Voted Best Assisted Living Community on the Peninsula 2008, 2009 & 2010!

Linda Tordini Linda Tordini, a long-time resident of Sequim, was attracted to Port Angeles because of the view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the majestic Olympic Linda Tordini and companion at Railroad Park Bridge. Mountains, and the convenience of living just minutes away from her son. She decided to look into a retirement community because her house began requiring too much maintenance. She found that hiring businesses to assist in the upkeep was far too expensive. Linda said that her son, an emergency-room doctor at Olympic Medical Center, chose Park View Villas because “It fit her budget.” She mentioned that “the convenience of her apartment, the excellent food, and all the trips and activities,” are why she enjoys the community. She hops aboard Park View Villa’s private bus and participates in all the trips. That includes the walking club, lunch out, scenic drives, picnics, and much more. She went Call: John LeClerc at on to say, “I thoroughly enjoy my daily strolls around the pond and beautiful grounds. I 360-452-7222 or email love how safe and comfortable I feel when I’m walking by myself.” Linda says that there is something to choose from for everybody at Park View Villas and at the end of the day, for a community brochure you really can bring retirement to life.

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Linda Lape-French, Designated Broker/Owner, CNE, CRB, GRI

Rita Adragna,

Danni Breen,


Managing Broker, ASP, CRS, GRI

Your neighborhood Real Estate Specialists for over 27 years!

Barb Butcher, Debbie Chamblin, Broker, GRI


Charlene Clark,

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Broker, GRI, SRES

Experienced, professional, knowledgeable and community involved

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#1 in Sales! Lani McCarry, Broker

Thomas Montgomery, Broker

Mike Nelson,

Simone Nichols,

Managing Broker, GRI

Broker, CRS, GRI

Suzi Schuenemann, Karen Pritchard, Broker, ABR


Tom Williamson, Broker

Carolyn Dawson,

Diann Dickey,

Laurel Duflon,

John Glavin,

Bill Humphrey,

Kim Jensen,

Office Administrator

Managing Broker, ABR, CNE

Broker, CRS, GRI


Managing Broker, CNE, CRB, CRS, SRES


Lyle Lape, Broker, RSPS, SFR, SRES

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