BUSINESS BRIEFS — Price Ford fundraiser, new party-rental store, Nurse of the Year . . . and other local business items

By Peninsula Daily News

Fundraiser benefits Sequim High School

SEQUIM — Price Ford of Port Angeles recently conducted its first Drive One 4 Your School fundraiser at Sequim High School.

The event raised $6,664, which will go to the Junior Class Associated Student Body.

According to Joel Elliot, sales manager and event coordinator for Price Ford, “306 people came out to take a new Ford or Lincoln for a test-drive.”

David Price, owner of Price Ford, added: “It's always a pleasure to see such a multitude of people come out and support the community and its schools.”

Price Ford has raised more than $36,000 for Sequim and Port Angeles high schools through the Drive One 4 Your School campaigns.

Nationwide, more than $40 million has been raised for high school activities since 2007, when Ford Motor Co.'s Drive One 4 Your School program began, according to Price and Elliot.

The next scheduled Drive One 4 Your School fundraiser is Sunday, Oct. 5, to benefit Port Angeles High School.

New party-rental store

PORT ANGELES — A new online party-rental store has opened to the public.

Olympic Party Rental, which can be found at, offers special event rentals, including tables, chairs, chair covers, linens, dinnerware and decorations.

Owner Monicka Anderson launched her business July 1.

“We have decided to make it our mission to bring good quality, fairly priced and modern party rentals back to the Olympic Peninsula,” she said at the website reads.

Nurse of the Year

TOPEKA, Kan. — The American Holistic Nurses Association has named Lynn Keegan of Port Angeles, Ph.D., RN, FNAA, AHN-BC, as the 2014 Holistic Nurse of the Year.

She received the award at the Topeka-based association's annual conference in Portland, Ore.

Keegan serves as the director of Holistic Nursing Consultants in Port Angeles.

She is a founding member of the association and a past president of the group.

The award recognizes Keegan for significant contributions promoting holistic nursing.

She was nominated for being a pioneer in the development of holistic nursing and for developing procedures and resource materials that foster and enhance holistic health care in a variety of settings.

Keegan is the author or co-author of numerous books, nursing chapters and journal articles, including all six editions of Holistic Nursing: A Handbook for Practice.

She also co-authored the 2013 edition of The Golden Room: a Practical Guide for End of Life.

Joins Crestwood

PORT ANGELES — Crestwood Health & Rehabilitation, 1116 E. Lauridsen Blvd., has new graduates joining its team.

Registered nurses Jason Benoit, Stefanie Carroll, Ryan Elmer, Mary Ann Everett, Christine Horn and Stephanie Speicher passed the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) to join Crestwood.

Sadie Heaton and Ruby Jackson also joined as caregivers.

For more information, contact Crestwood Life Enrichment Director Lily Carignan at 360-452-9206 or

Earn optometry accreditation

PORT ANGELES — Drs. Thomas Reis, Kirk Thompson and Eric Van Orman of Angeles Vision Clinic, 811 Georgiana St., recently passed the American Board of Optometry's Board Certification Examination, earning them the title Diplomate, American Board of Optometry.

The doctors obtained this accreditation by completing hundreds of hours of post-graduate education, combined with more than 25 years of clinical practice experience and passing the optometry board's examination with topics covering the full scope of optometric practice.

Board certification also requires enrollment in the optometry board's 10-year Maintenance of Certification Program, which requires diplomates to demonstrate that they are remaining current in the field of optometry and deliver quality patient care.

“We extend congratulations to the group of optometrists who have taken this important step in demonstrating their commitment to lifelong learning,” said Dr. James M. Vaught, chairman of the optometry board.

Business to reopen

SEQUIM — Northwest Massage and Holistic Healing Center is reopening its Sequim location in partnership with Dolce Skin Care and Waxing, located at 271 S. Seventh Ave., Suite 24.

An open house is schedule from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9.

Northwest Massage and Dolce Skin Care will be offering discounted rates of 20 percent off a first treatment and a 10 percent off coupon each time a customer receives a massage service or skin care treatment.

Northwest Massage is also celebrating its third year in business.

Owner Kevin Pedrey recently completed his advanced certification in active isolated stretching and offers therapeutic rehabilitation both in Sequim and Port Angeles (620 E. Front St.).

Pedrey will be completing his certification in therapeutic herbalism and plans to open his practice by late fall or early winter.

His specialization will be in alternative pain-management remedies, skin care, insomnia and different nutrition food programs. The herbal practice will be related to Chinese, Ayurvedic and Western herbs.

For more information about Northwest Massage and Dolce Skin Care, visit or, or phone Northwest Massage at 360-477-8553 or Dolce Skin Care at 360-640-3959.

Office makes move

SEQUIM — The office of Kristopher Henrikson of Edward Jones Investments has moved.

The new location is 436 S. Sequim Ave.

“While our location has changed, our commitment to providing face-to-face, personalized service for your financial needs is still the same,” he said.

For more information, phone him at 360-582-1547.

Program joins network

PORT ANGELES — The Brookdale Foundation Group has invited the Port Angeles Olympic Community Actions Programs' Encore! Arts & Minds Memory Wellness program to join its national network of early memory loss programs, located in more than 200 communities in 34 states.

The OLYCAP program also received a $20,000 grant from the Benjamin N. Phillips Memorial Fund.
Arts & Minds, directed by board-certified music therapist Jim Couture, utilizes creative arts as tools for maintaining and improving cognitive functioning, optimizing strengths and reducing stress.

The program meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays in addition to the Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday adult day center, located at 301 E. Lopez Ave.
Arts & Minds is also seeking a volunteer staff facilitator (two to four hours weekly) interested in learning to implement all facets of the Brookdale model.

For more information or to schedule an assessment, phone 360-457-6801 or email

Last modified: July 26. 2014 6:37PM
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