BUSINESS BRIEFS — Ceremonies today (Sunday) for reopened Sequim lavender farm . . . and other local business items

Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — A ribbon-cutting at 12:30 p.m. today (Sunday) will mark the reopening of Olympic Lavender Heritage Farm by owners Marco and Christa Hermosillo.

The ceremony will be at the farm at 1532 Marine Drive north of Sequim.

A farm tour also is planned.

Cake will be available along with other refreshments (today is also the birthday of Christa Hermosillo).

The Hermosillos bought the 19-year-old farm in 2013. They have renovated the boutique store and brought in new lavender products.

For more information, phone 360-683-4475.


PORT ANGELES — Terry McCartney, owner of Everwarm Hearth and Home, 257151 U.S. Highway 101, and general manager Shelby Dumas recently attended a three-day independent retailer conference in Minneapolis.

The theme was “The Mystery of the Budget” and “Succession Planning for the Independent Retailer.”

Seminar topics included solar energy, managing credit and debit cards, marketing, budgeting, technology and sales.

Everwarm will introduce some new product lines early this month.

For more information, phone 360-452-3366.

Changing hours

SEQUIM — Wind Rose Cellars, 143 W. Washington St., is changing its hours today.

The new hours are from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays, from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, from noon to 10 p.m. Saturdays and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays.

For more information, phone 360-681-0690 or visit

Helper recognized

PORT ANGELES — LaNice Korus has been awarded the 2014 Biz Gehrke Award by the Port Angeles Symphony's board of directors.

The board recognized Korus for her many contributions to the orchestra over the years.

Korus established the Symphony Guild and has visualized, organized and overseen numerous fundraisers for the orchestra.

For more information, phone Executive Director Mark Wendeborn at 360-457-5579 or 360-809-3656, email or visit

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week's schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at 1450 AM, 101.7 FM and on the Internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week's scheduled lineup:

■ Monday: To be announced.

■ Tuesday: In the first segment, Sequim Middle School student Sean Weber and his science teacher, Debra Beckett. Sean won a Rising Star Award and was a finalist in the Broadcom MASTERS International Conference, where he presented his project on mussel byssal threads vs. wave action.

In the second segment, Cynthia Warne, executive director of the Port Angeles Farmers Market, promotes the summer farmers market and an upcoming fundraiser.

■ Wednesday: Pre-empted by the Seattle Mariners baseball game.

■ Thursday: In the first segment, Barb Paschal, retired physical therapist, is the guest speaker at the Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic's WOW Forum on “Focus Your Efforts to Improve Balance.”

In the second segment, John Halberg and Brazilian rowing coach Rodrigo Rodrigues discuss the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association activities, the upcoming event “Learn to Row Day” and how local kids performed at the Northwest regionals competition.

In the third segment, Pat Ferris of the Story People of Clallam County discusses the Liars Contest fundraiser for the Forest Storytelling Festival.

Last modified: May 31. 2014 7:17PM
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