This week's North Olympic Peninsula business meetings . . . and other business briefs
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(All of the following meetings are open to the public)

Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon in the second-floor meeting room of the Red Lion Hotel, 221 N. Lincoln St.

This Monday's featured speakers will be Kelly Johnson, president of the Port Angeles Association of Realtors, and Dick Pilling, the association's immediate past president, with an update on the North Olympic Peninsula housing market.

New luncheon price: $15. There is a $3 charge for those who do not have lunch. The $15 and $3 charges also entitle the attendee to a beverage.

Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce — Weekly luncheon meetings are held Mondays at noon at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge, 555 Otto St.

This Monday's speaker will be Jake Beattie, executive director of the Northwest Maritime Center of Port Townsend.

Lunch will be catered by Subway.

Forks Chamber of Commerce — Luncheon meetings are Wednesdays at noon at JT's Sweet Stuffs, 80 N. Forks Ave.

This Wednesday's program will be provided by the Quileute Ocean Going Society, which hosts this summer's Tribal Canoe Journey by Northwest tribes.

Lunch costs $8; a bowl of soup, $4.75; and a cup of soup, $4. The entree will be meatloaf.

Port Angeles Business Association — Breakfast meetings are Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. at Joshua's Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles.

Tuesday's meeting will feature instructors and students from the Port Angeles High School woods technology program.

The students recently received nine medals in a statewide skills competition. The medals, including three golds, advance the students to the national contest June 24-28 in Kansas City, Mo.

There is a $2.16 minimum charge by Joshua's for those who do not order breakfast.

Lender tapped as co-owner for mortgage agency
SEQUIM — Craig Stevenson is joining Peninsula Mortgage as both a mortgage officer and co-owner, co-owners Al and Janet Kruebbe announced recently.

As an ownership partner, Stevenson will be working alongside Al Kruebbe to further develop Peninsula Mortgage's position in the local lending community.

Stevenson has served the real estate and construction community on the Peninsula for more than 15 years as a mortgage lender.

Stevenson and his wife, Becca, moved to Sequim in 1993 and have raised their three children.

As president of the nonprofit Sequim Family Advocates, he has worked to better the lives of local children and families.

He helped spearhead the campaign for more recreational areas in Sequim that culminated in the 2011 construction of the new Albert Haller Playfields which are used for soccer, lacrosse and flag football.

In the past 20 years, Stevenson has served on various advisory boards for both the city and Clallam County.

For more information, phone Stevenson at 360-683-2429 or email


Free coaching classes
PORT ANGELES — Kristin Halberg of KIC Coaching is offering several free classes this month:

“Stress-Reduction Workshop” — Anytime Fitness, 112 S. DelGuzzi Drive, No. 5, from 
9 a.m. to 10 a.m. this coming Wednesday (May 8).

“Three Habits of Vitality” — Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16.

“Introduction to Kindergarten Art for Grown-ups” — Port Angeles Senior Center, 328 E. Seventh St., from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22.

Gratitude Cafe — Thriving on the Olympic Peninsula headquarters, 223 W. First St., at 8 a.m. Mondays.

For more information, visit or phone 425-343-2374.


New OMC therapist
SEQUIM — Richard Meade, a clinical physical therapist specializing in orthopedics and treatment of the spine, recently joined the therapy team at Olympic Medical Center Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation in Sequim.

Meade is a board-certified orthopedic specialist certified by the McKenzie Institute in mechanical diagnosis and treatment of the spine.

He received his Master of Science in 1994 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and his Bachelor of Science in business administration in 1985.

“Rick is a very positive addition to our clinic and community,” said Gloria Andrus, therapy center operations manager.

“All of us look forward to working with him and learning his approach to orthopedic care.”

Meade worked for Kitsap Physical Therapy and Sports Clinics in Bremerton from 1994-2012.

For more information, visit and click on “Services.”


Book earns award
PORT TOWNSEND — Seed geneticist John Navazio of Port Townsend's Organic Seed Alliance has received an award from the American Horticultural Society for his book The Organic Seed Grower.

Navazio's book is a comprehensive manual for vegetable growers interested in growing high-quality seed using organic farming practices.

“I wrote this book to build a foundation of knowledge for any grower to safeguard and improve the seed of the crops that we depend on for our livelihood and sustenance,” Navazio said.

Each year, the AHS recognizes outstanding gardening books published in North America.

Navazio was one of six authors recognized in 2013.

“Though this book is aimed at seed producers on a larger scale than the average gardener, all book committee members agreed that the issue at its core — food crop biodiversity — is a crucial topic for a much wider audience,” said Susan Appleget Hurst, AHS book committee chairwoman.

“There's nothing else like this guide with so much detail about how to protect the diversity of open-pollinated plants,” she said.

The book can be ordered online at

For more information on the Organic Seed Alliance, phone 360-472-0247.


Park Service sets tours for concessions
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has issued a prospectus soliciting proposals to operate overnight accommodations, food and beverage, retail and related services at Log Cabin Resort on Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park.

A one-day visit for potential concessionaires to Log Cabin Resort and facilities is set on Monday (May 6).

Operation of the facilities is now covered by a temporary concession contract between the park service and Aramark Sports and Entertainment Services LLC that will expire Sept. 30.

The new concession contract will last 10 years.

The prospectus is available online at

To get a copy of the prospectus, call Isabel Alvarado, commercial services specialist at 415- 623-2225, email or mail Commercial Services Office, Pacific West Regional Office, National Park Service, 333 Bush St., Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94104-2828.

There is a printing cost recovery charge of $50 per copy for delivery via Federal Express or $40 if picked up in person.

To RSVP for the visit, phone Lisa Hilt at 360-565-3007 or email


Shred rescheduled
SEQUIM — A free shredding event to help individuals dispose of sensitive documents in a secure way is rescheduled for Saturday, June 22.

It was originally set for April 27.

The event is set at First Federal's Sequim Village branch, 1201 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. to noon.

People can bring paper for shredding on-site by LeMay Mobile Shredding, a professional servicer.

There is no charge.

Types of documents to bring include old tax returns, account statements or any paperwork that has account or Social Security numbers on it.

The event is limited to five bags or five boxes per vehicle. Attendees should be prepared to keep their bags/boxes.


Legal seminar set
PORT TOWNSEND — A free legal seminar, “Foreclosure Prevention on the Olympic Peninsula: Tips on Growing Your Practice,” will be held Friday, June 7.

The seminar is presented by the Northwest Justice Project and the Jefferson and Clallam bar associations.

The seminar is scheduled to take place at the Harborside Inn, 330 Benedict St., from 
9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Topics to be discussed include sections on the Foreclosure Fairness Act, the role of a HUD-certified housing counselor and foreclosure mediation.


2 pass bar exam
Two North Olympic Peninsula residents passed the Washington State Bar Association bar exam administered in February.
Anne Underwood Perry DeVoe of Port Angeles and Nathan Pritchett of Brinnon passed the exam.

Of the 421 candidates who took the exam, 
58.7 percent passed.

Administered in two parts over a three-day period, the bar exam includes a substantive law exam and another exam on the rules of professional conduct.

Candidates must pass both parts in order to qualify for admission to the state bar.

Last modified: May 04. 2013 9:20PM
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