BUSINESS BRIEFS: Alder Wood Bistro reopening … and other items

SEQUIM — The Alder Wood Bistro announced that its annual January closure will conclude Thursday, Feb. 1.

The bistro at 139 W. Alder St., will retain last year’s operating hours with new winter menus, the bistro’s owners said.

The hours are lunch Thursdays through Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and dinner 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wood-fired Wednesdays will be held 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

For more information, call 360-683-4321, email [email protected], or visit

New patent

CARLSBORG — Flip-Lights LLC of Carlsborg announced that it was awarded U.S. Patent No. 9,821,937 for its fluid dispensing container cap.

The patent was approved Nov. 21 for the container cap that includes an integrated LED light which points to the target area onto which the contents are to be dispensed.

Flip-Lights was also awarded a U.S. trademark for its company name.

Owners-inventors Aaron and Erin Staeben are residents of the North Olympic Peninsula, and have been working on patenting the Flip-Light for 3 years, according to a news release.

Jacques Dulin, Esq. of Innovation Law Group Ltd. assisted Flip-Lights, LLC in the preparation and prosecution of its patent application and registration of Federal Trademark, according to the release.

For more information, email [email protected]

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: Harry Gasnick, Director of the Clallam County Public Defender’s Office, will be discussing mental health issues in criminal justice.

Marsha Robin, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Citizen of the Year” award.

• Tuesday: Matt Acker, Owner of the Port Angeles Lefties and recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Emerging Business of the Year” award.

Lindsay Fox, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Young Leader of the Year” award.

Carol Volk from Tax-Aide discussing free tax preparation.

• Wednesday: Eric Lewis, CEO of Olympic Medical Center, discussing OMC receiving the Chamber of Commerce’s “Organization of the Year” award.

Jim Wiedman from Lakeside Industries and recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Business of the Year” award.

Ron Jones, recipient of the Chamber of Commerce’s “Educator of the Year” award.

• Thursday: Betsy Reed-Schultz from the Captain Joseph House, discusses being awarded $225,000.00 from the Washington State Capital Budget.

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