Business meetings this week on North Olympic Peninsula . . . and other business briefs
The U.S. Bank Foundation presented a $3,000 donation to the Port Angeles Symphony's Adventures in Music program. From left are Port Angeles Symphony Executive Director Mark Wendeborn, U.S. Bank Assistant Vice President and Port Angeles branch manager Lisa Meyer, teller coordinator Sue Jones, bank sales and service manager Andrea Thompson and symphony violinists Leah Marsh and Anson Ka Lik Sin.
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Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.
This Monday's speaker will be Peninsula College President Luke Robins, who will review his first full year at the Port Angeles-based community college.
Luncheon tickets are $15 and can be purchased from the meeting room cashier.
For those not having lunch, there is a $3 participation fee that includes a beverage.
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.
This Monday's speaker will be Elaine Jones, director of the state Small Business Development Center office in Port Townsend, discussing no-cost and low-cost resources for small businesses.
The Port Townsend office serves Jefferson and Clallam counties and North Kitsap County.
Lunch at $8 will be catered by Subway, and Monday's meeting sponsor will be KMi — Kristen Manwaring Insurance.
Forks Chamber of Commerce — The chamber's Wednesday luncheon meetings are on hiatus for the summer and will resume in September.
North Hood Canal Chamber of Commerce — The chamber's meetings on the third Monday of the month alternating in Quilcene or Brinnon are on hiatus. The chamber will return with a business mixer Sept. 16.
Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua's Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.
This Tuesday's program was not announced.
There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.
Bank helps out PA symphony youth project
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Symphony recently received a $3,000 contribution from U.S. Bank Foundation to the symphony's Adventures in Music school project.
Adventures in Music is a collaborative project of the symphony with five school districts in Clallam County and provides live performing-arts programs during the school year for all elementary students.
Supporting curriculum materials provided to teachers offer lesson plans and suggestions for integrating arts into other curriculum areas.
The program also provides free admission to the families of every elementary student to all five Saturday morning concerts of the symphony.
Lisa Meyer, U.S. Bank branch manager in Port Angeles, was instrumental in obtaining this contribution for the Port Angeles Symphony, according to Mark Wendeborn, executive director of the symphony.
“U.S. Bank has partnered with the orchestra for this important program for the children of Clallam County since 1998. This is a remarkable commitment to the communities they serve,” Wendeborn said.
For more information, phone Wendeborn at 360-457-5579 or visit www.portangelessymphony.org.
Maurices celebrates grand reopening
PORT ANGELES — Celebrating the opening of Maurices new location in the Safeway shopping center at 2743 E. U.S. Highway 101, store manager Corene Adair cut a ribbon next to Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd surrounded by Maurices staff and the Port Angeles Ambassadors.
Offering women's clothing and apparel in sizes 1-24, the store moved from downtown Port Angeles. Store hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, phone Maurices at 360-452-2266.
Energy plans to be topic at Tuesday lunch
PORT TOWNSEND — Richard C. Locke, the executive director of the state's new Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness, will speak at this month's Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program. on Tuesday (Aug. 20).
Locke will discuss “Statewide Energy Plans” at the free brown bag lunch series.
It is open to the public and will be held at the Port Townsend Community Center, 620 Tyler St., from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Locke's presentation will focus on the developing energy policies of Gov. Jay Inslee's administration, with special commentary on how these statewide plans might afffect the numerous Jefferson County energy operations and projects.
The Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness began operation April 1 within the Department of Commerce.
The monthly Energy Lunch programs, held every third Tuesday, are aimed at increasing awareness of how energy, energy technology and energy policy affect life and business in Jefferson County.
Participants are welcome to bring their lunch and arrive at noon to join an informal conversation with local energy professionals.
The programs are sponsored by Power Trip Energy Corp., Sunshine Propane, Alaska Power & Telephone Co., the Port of Port Townsend, Frederickson Electric, Port Townsend Paper Corp. and Huber's Inn.
For more information, visit www.l2020.org/Energy+Lunch+Programs.
PA Asian bakery to fete 1st year with discounts
PORT ANGELES — A one-year anniversary celebration for Yong Jin Asian Bakery, 112 S. Lincoln St., Suite A, will be held this coming Friday. (Aug. 24).
Samples of new and existing menu items will be offered along with discount coupons good for purchases from Friday through Thursday, Aug. 29.
Yong Jin Asian Bakery is open from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
The business is owned and managed by Shirley Liang.
For more information, phone 360-775-3528.
Barbecue event at veterinary
SEQUIM — Country Care Veterinary, 51 Valley Center Place, will celebrate its 15th anniversary and welcome new veterinarian Rawnie Torres at a barbecue from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.(Aug. 25).
Country Care will provide burgers, fixings, green salad, watermelon and beverages.
Attendees should bring salad or a dessert and pet food donations to become eligible for a raffle of dog/cat gift baskets which include some vet services/lab work.
For more information, phone Country Care at 360-681-0334.
PORT ANGELES — Peninsula Behavioral Health is planning an event to benefit local food banks and help stock their residential home cupboards.
PBH is seeking local businesses and service organizations to form teams and join the project.
Under the guidelines of the national nonprofit, Canstruction, five local teams will design and construct works of “art” out of canned goods.
The theme for this inaugural event Nov. 15 is “Sea What We Can Do!”
“This is a win-win for our community,” said past-president and board member Deb Reed.
“Businesses can form their own morale building teams and/or partner with a service club.
“They'll work together designing a sculpture on our theme of 'The Sea' made of canned goods.
“Of course, the really fun part is constructing the design within the 10-by-10-by-10 space, all within 12 hours.”
The public will be invited to view the “canstructed” works of art the weekend of Nov. 15, and awards will be presented to participants.
PBH is limiting participation to five teams.
For an application to enter or to learn more specifics about what is needed to participate, phone Rebekah Miller at Peninsula Behavioral Health at 360-457-0431, ext. 159, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more event information, visit peninsulabehavioral.org and click on the “Canstruction” link.
Registered dietitian joins staff of OMC
PORT ANGELES — Olympic Medical Center's new registered dietitian Sarah Bailey began her foray into nutrition from the unlikeliest of origins: engineering school.
Yet she found her heart lay in a love for cooking and living well.
“I became a dietitian because of an interest of helping people prevent chronic disease, but also because I am excited to have a job where I spend all day talking to people about food,” said Bailey, who graduated with a Master of Science degree in nutritional science from the University of Washington.
Bailey joins registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Vickie Everett in providing clinical and outpatient nutrition counseling by physician referral.
She also serves on Olympic Medical's safety committee and the Port Angeles School District's student nutrition and fitness advisory committee, and is partnering with the YMCA and Port Angeles School District to bring the Actively Changing Together program to Port Angeles students and families this fall.
For information, go to www.OlympicMedical.org and click on “Services” or phone 360-417-7125.
New hours for Jan's Country Garden in PA
PORT ANGELES — Beginning Thursday, Jan's Country Garden is now open Thursdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jan and Art Jones, the garden's owners, say this a good time for North Olympic Peninsula dahlia enthusiasts to walk through the colorful dahlia garden and select and purchase dahlia tubers and bouquets.
The garden is located between Port Angeles and Sequim just a third of a mile off U.S. Highway 101 at 344 O'Brien Road, Port Angeles.
For more information, phone the garden at 360-452-8287 or click on www.janscountrygarden.com.
School greets new teacher and principal
SEQUIM — Doug and Judy Allison have joined Mountain View Christian School to serve as the new educators for the Seventh-day Adventist-affiliated school.
Doug will serve as principal and teacher for the school's fifth-through-eighth-grade classroom.
He holds a bachelor's degree from ITT Technical Institute and a Master of Arts in teaching from Walla Walla University.
Doug has served as a teacher and principal of a one-room school that taught grades 1-8, a teacher of a multigrade 6-8 classroom and as a youth camp director in Alaska.
Allison holds an associate degree in early childhood education from Walla Walla University and a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Western Governors University.
She will be teaching Mountain View's new kindergarten class.
She has 15 years of experience as a preschool teacher, 13 as an educational assistant and three as a substitute teacher.
The Allisons recently moved to Sequim from Olympia, have one grown son and said they look forward to meeting the people in the community and exploring its natural beauty.
Mountain View Christian School is located at 255 Medsker Road in Sequim.
Sustainable Salmon meet set
ABERDEEN — The Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Partnership will hold its monthly board meeting from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Port of Grays Harbor, 111 S. Wooding St., in Aberdeen.
The organization will take public comments on the recently released Washington Coast Sustainable Salmon Plan, posted on the partnership's web site at www.wcssp.org.
The board meeting is open to the public and public participation always is welcome. Contact Dana Dietz at 360-289-2499 for more information.
Lake Ozette Sockeye committee meets
SEKIU — The steering committee charged with implementing Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon recovery will meet from 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., Sekiu.
Citizens are invited to attend the steering committee's discussion about updates and project implementation.
Agenda topics will include updates on activities since the May meeting; reports on recovery projects; public outreach and education strategies; and future steering committee activities.
Over the past five years, the committee has helped develop the Lake Ozette Sockeye Salmon Recovery Plan and is now providing input for its implementation. The steering committee's open membership includes landowners, interested citizens, timber companies, as well as representatives from local, state, federal and tribal governments.
For more information, contact Sarah Saviskas at 206-583-0655 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. is on track to end the year with the fewest homes repossessed by lenders in six years, a trend that should help limit the negative impact foreclosures have on home values.
Lenders repossessed 36,964 U.S. homes last month, down 31 percent from July last year, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said.
By year's end, the total is projected at 490,000 this year, down roughly 27 percent from last year, the firm said, the lowest since 2007, when 404,849 homes were taken back by banks.
Foreclosures peaked in 2010 at 1.05 million and have been declining ever since.
The trend has been accelerating as U.S. home prices have increased amid a resurgent housing market, steady job gains and still-low mortgage interest rates.
Here comes 8.1
SEATTLE — Windows 8.1, the major update to Windows 8, will launch on Oct. 18, Microsoft announced last week.
The company will start rolling out Windows 8.1 at 12 a.m. Oct. 18 in New Zealand (4 a.m. Oct. 17 in local time) as a free update through the Windows Store for current Windows 8 users, according to an official blog post.
Windows 8.1 will also be available at retail and on new devices starting on that date.
SEATAC — Jet liners parked at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport gates will be getting air conditioning or heated air from the terminal — allowing them to turn off auxiliary power units, saving fuel and reducing pollution.
The airport said Tuesday a centralized heating and air-conditioning plant at the airport would deliver ventilation through 15 miles of pipes to all 73 boarding gates.
A grant from the Federal Aviation Administration is covering $22 million of the $43 million project.
The “pre-conditioning” began on the A and B concourses along with the south satellite.
The other concourses and north satellite will be added by the end of the year.
Apple to unveil new iPhones, iPads in time for holidays
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple plans to introduce new versions of the iPhone and iPad in time for the holiday shopping season, seeking to entice shoppers who delayed purchases amid a dearth of new models so far this year.
The new iPhone will be unveiled at a Sept. 10 event, a person familiar with the plans told Bloomberg News.
Updated iPad models, including an iPad with a thinner body design and an iPad mini with a high-resolution screen will be unveiled later, two people said.
Software for the devices, as well as for Mac computers, will also be revamped, Apple said in June.
The updates will enable Apple to present a refreshed lineup of its top-selling products to consumers ahead of the year-end holiday shopping season.
The iPhone and iPad accounted for almost 70 percent of the company's sales last quarter.
NEW YORK — Sony Corp. is close to striking a deal to secure content from media company Viacom for a new Internet-based TV service.
Sony is working on a service that can stream live television over the Internet.
It aims to roll it out by the end of the year.
The Japanese company also is speaking to Time Warner, CBS and Disney about potential programming deals.
The Web-based service would be available on Sony's new PlayStation's console, Bravia high-definition TVs and could later expand to other Sony products such as tablets and phones.
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