BUSINESS BRIEFS: Private practice moves to new location in Port Angeles … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Peninsula WorkFit, the private practice of occupational therapist Nancy J. Johns, is downsizing and changing location.

Moving from the office at First and Peabody streets, Johns will share treatment space with naturopath Dr. Janelle Doolittle at 320 E. Fifth St.

Johns is moving into semi-retirement mode and will be seeing patients three days a week.

The practice will focus on current and former patients, with some new patients accepted on a case-by-case basis.

The treatment provided is a manual technique specialty of myofascial release for the relief of persistent musculoskeletal pain.

The move is effective Tuesday.

For more information, phone 360-797-4667.

Rainshadow Referrals

SEQUIM — Local professionals from Sequim’s small-business community have banded together to launch a BNI group, a referral organization, in order to actively refer businesses to each other and boost the local economy, according to a news release.

BNI Rainshadow Referrals Chapter is set to officially launch Wednesday.

The launch event will be held in The Legends Room at Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Road, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Members of Sequim and Port Angeles’ business community, as well as the general public, are invited to attend to learn more.

The cost to attend is $20. Lunch will be provided.

For more information or to attend, contact Jonathan White at or 360-461-5312.

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White Crane program

PORT ANGELES — White Crane Martial Arts, located at 129 W. First St., has been approved as a community-based instruction site by the Orcas Alternative Student Initiated Studies program (OASIS).

This is a program that allows parents of home-schooled children to use their tax dollars for physical education that they would otherwise be getting for their tax money at a public school.

Parents can get the one-page application online at and get tuition funding that is billed and paid for by the school.

For more information, contact Grandmaster Nicholls at 360-808-2271.

Agent of the Month

PORT ANGELES — Marc and Pat Thomsen, aka Team Thomsen, of Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty have earned the Agent of the Month spot for October.

The Agent of the Month is accomplished by producing the highest amount of business transactions in one month’s time.

Team Thomsen can be reached at or 360-417-2782.

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: Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict

Tuesday: Port Angeles School District, Lincoln High School Leadership students, Stevens students/Firefighter Stair Climb Challenge/Rob Edwards and Port Angeles High School marketing students fundraiser.

Wednesday: Michael Rivers and Joy Lingerfelt talk about an upcoming joint concert with the Northwest Women’s Chorale and the Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers.

Second segment: Reath Ellofsen discusses her upcoming annual community Thanksgiving dinner

Thursday: Port Angeles Lions Club’s annual Foodathon, raising donations for the food bank all day.