BUSINESS BRIEFS: Free advance directives clinic slated; Chimacum cidermaker chosen to go to Europe

PORT ANGELES — Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers will present a free drop-in advance directives clinic at The Landing mall Saturday, Jan. 14 from noon to 3 p.m.

Volunteer attorneys will provide and assist with completing advance directive forms including a power of attorney for finances, power of attorney for medical and a health care directive.

For more information, phone 360-504-2422 or email probonolawyers@gmail.com.

NW cidermakers

CHIMACUM — Ten cidermakers from the Northwest Cider Association were selected to travel to England and France for an educational mission in spring 2017.

Chimacum’s Finnriver Farm & Cidery is one of the 10 selected, according to a news release.

The other nine are: Seattle Cider Company, Steelhead Cider, Tieton Cider Works, Pear Up, Liberty Ciderworks, Cider Riot!, Bauman’s Cider, 2 Towns Ciderhouse and Bull Run Cider.

Supported by a specialty crop grant from the Washington Department of Agriculture to increase the competitiveness of ciders made in the Northwest, these skilled cidermakers will dive deep into one complicated technique called keeving.

The group will spend 12 days in May visiting fellow cidermakers in Normandy, Brittany and western England, learning about traditional apple varieties and discovering new techniques to make natural cider.

As part of the project, the NWCA will also invite keeving experts from Europe to visit Washington state to teach keeving in the fall of 2017.

To learn more about the NWCA, message Emily Ritchie at emily@nwcider.com.