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Networking is key to SAM Center’s growth

The veterans resource center is happy with the support it’s received from the community.

MASSILLON  No man is an island.

It’s a phrase that means humans all depend on each other to survive and that we do not thrive when isolated from others. It’s also a good way to describe how the Serving Area Military (SAM) Center has been able to grow since first opening its doors two years ago.

Located at 413 Lincoln Way E, the SAM Center’s mission is to assist local heroes and their families in a variety of ways. That, though, hasn’t been possible without the help of a long list of generous contributors.

“We are totally 100 percent dependent on the support of our community, whether it be organizations, businesses, individuals,” Executive Director Melissa Seibert said. “With all of them supporting SAM Center and our outreach center, we’re able to meet these needs.”

From a food pantry (known as the commissary), to lodging kits – packed with dishes, pots, pans, linen and appliances – the SAM Center has been able to play a large role in helping area veterans. The organization even prepared 233 Thanksgiving meals this past year and were there to hand out seasonal clothing to veterans in need this past winter.

The group can help veterans who are seeking medals he or she earned in the service.

The ultimate goal is to deliver hope to those who have served. And every day, little by little, the SAM Center is making some progress is conquering that mission.

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“It’s not about one person working alone,” founder and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Bowman said. “It’s a community of organizations that have come together to help veterans. Donors and outside organizations, they are the lifeblood of what we’re doing.”

The biggest ways the organization has been able to expand in such a short time comes from its strong ability to network with other resources. That has meant partnering with a variety of other veteran service organizations, as well as offering a place for volunteers to make a difference.

After all, the SAM Center can really draw nothing but strength through the helping hands of as many different kinds of people and organizations as possible. With different people offering different services, the organization strongly benefits from the talents and expertise.

“By partnering with other agencies, we have the opportunity because of our networking to be able to say, ‘Sit down, let’s see what we can do,’” Seibert said. “We are constantly trying to keep our resources open so that we can try to help even more.”

Outside organizations, especially area businesses, have also aided in the SAM Center’s cause. 

“I think it’s very important that organizations, no matter what kind of service they provide, to network,” Seibert said. “Massillon is very good about that and, really, Stark County as a whole is too. When we network together, the possibilities become greater.”

Powered by volunteers

The center’s power has been fueled by the hard work of caring volunteers. Bowman said the SAM Center staff put in over 6,000 volunteer hours in 2016, executing a variety of services to veterans, members of the active service, reserves, and veteran widows and widowers.

And the SAM Center is looking to do more. That’s why it’s excited about a few new projects that will hopefully make an even bigger difference.

In November, the organization is planning on hosting Stark County’s first veteran stand down, an event that provides supplies and services to homeless and/or struggling veterans. With proper execution, the event has the potential to create a bigger reach to area veterans, as well as offer another opportunity to get the SAM Center’s mission out to the public.

“I would say I’m never satisfied; there can always be more awareness,” Bowman said. “I think we’ve reached out to a lot of people, but I think there are still a lot of people that don’t know we exist. … The big next step is just to continue to grow and expand.”

Donations are always appreciated and happily accepted. The group routinely looks for toiletries, food and accessories (bed sheets, kitchen utensils, appliances) to be donated for the veterans.

The group is also looking for additional aid in volunteering in any of its current services. The SAM Center will find a way to make the thought count.

“I tell people that if they know there’s a need, then contact us,” Seibert said. “People say they know of a need in town and want to help our heroes. I tell them to give us a call and tell us what you want to do.”

Reach Joe at 330-775-1129 or joe.mitchin@indeonline.com.

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Design concepts for a grand kitchen

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Although a small kitchen faces obstacles regarding size, an expansive kitchen can have its own set of challenges. When it comes to designing the layout for a larger kitchen space, having too much room can actually result in inefficiency.  To increase productivity in a grand kitchen remodel, be sure that the central part of the layout includes an efficient and safe work-zone configuration. Then, if there is available space on a spare wall outside of this main zone, you can consider adding a customized element.

Custom Coffee Bar
If you have a morning routine and you love coffee, an espresso coffee bar may be the perfect addition to a larger kitchen.  Creating a designated area for coffee preparation will eliminate those appliances and accessories from your main area.  If you’re planning to splurge on a built-in espresso maker, you can incorporate a separate, streamlined cabinet hutch to house it in. 

Entertaining Bar
Whether you host large parties or have casual wine nights, utilizing your extra wall for bar cabinetry might be a great use of space.   Appliances such as wine fridges or beer taps can be built directly into your custom cabinetry.  Adding a small sink for quick cleanup and cabinets with glass doors to display specialty glasses and cocktail mixers are also great options for a customized bar area.

Control Center
If the kitchen is the main gathering spot in your home, you may benefit from utilizing a spare wall as a multi-functional space.  A reference library for your cookbooks can double-up as a charging station and desk.  If you have an extra-long perimeter wall, extend the base cabinetry and countertop farther to create the perfect kitchen office configuration.  Include custom elements to make this area as productive as possible. 

From a decorative hutch to entertainment must-haves, a spacious kitchen can take on many extra customized additions.   If your kitchen footprint allows for it, consider what custom concepts will best enhance your life and your kitchen.  For help designing your grand kitchen, contact us.

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Bak Bak Design Launches Game-Changing Super Cute Ladle And Turner Combo On Amazon

Ma’ale Adumim, Israel, May 3, 2017 Rising Israeli startup Bak Bak Design has recently launched a breakthrough super adorable soup ladle and turner combo on Amazon. Sporting cute cat faces convenient wide grips, the cool blue cookware set speaks of unmatched comfort and an exotic touch for all those looking for something unique in their culinary scene. Surely, a culinary accessory has never been better!

“We are excited to announce the launch of our exclusive Cat Soup Ladle Slotted Turner on Amazon. Donning the unique design of cool cat faces, the combo is a must for all the feline lovers out there who are looking to bring a new flair to their kitchens of late. Added to its unmatched cuteness, our cookware set speaks of amazing versatility- you can stir, mix as well as serve with them starting from your breakfast to dinner. We also promise you unmatched comfort with easy grips. With us, you have professional grade products and guarantee you an unparalleled goodie which is available just nowhere in the world. And yes, you are going to earn both envy and admiration of your guests as you serve them the soup and steak at your home”, smiled Michal, the lady behind Bak Bak Design.

Made with 100% food grade FDA approved nylon, the cat soup ladle turner combo assures complete heat, stain, odor, and abrasion resistance. It’s non-sticky and guarantees an easy non-slip grip to ensure the most convenient operation. Much to the delight of the homeowners, the culinary set is cookware friendly and eliminates the usual risk on nasty scratches on pans or pots.

The ladle turner pair is the first 2 products from the complete set of 4 and Michal’s team is soon to come up with the other two products for the set.

“You have a one-of-a-kind cookware set here which is way superior to the metal, silicone and wooden counterparts. It would keep your utensils safe and would support all the sumptuous stovetop recipes. Lightweight ergonomically designed, it’s just the thing for modern homemaker when she is looking for a glam touch to the meals. We do understand that cooking accessories play a crucial role while you are preparing food and our soup ladle turner combo is the right fit for your kitchen.”

While approached further, Michal promised an easy cleaning and maintenance. The cookware set is completely dishwasher safe mildew resistant.

“Unlike the actual felines, our food-grade safe, lightweight and mildew resistant culinary accessories do love water and are absolutely dishwasher safe. This means a convenient cleanup every day and you will just love to have them in your kitchen,” chuckled Michal.

The Cat Soup Ladle Turner set has been launched with complete satisfaction guarantee.

“We always take the onus for what we deliver to our customers and our 2-piece unique cookware is backed by a 30-day guarantee for your convenience. We assure you highest of quality with our goodies and unforgettable culinary experience.”

To order the Cat Soup Ladle Turner set now, visit: http://www.bakbakdesign.com/product/cat-soup-ladle-slotted-turner

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Company Name: Bak Bak Design
Contact Person: Michal Goshczini
Email: Michalgosh@gmail.com
Phone: 972523832359
City: Ma’ale Adumim
State: Israel
Country: Israel
Website: www.bakbakdesign.com/product/cat-soup-ladle-slotted-turner

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Gloversville man amasses 600-piece collection of cast iron

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The smell of burning wood and hot grease waft up the steep stairwell of Bobby Bulger’s basement. The cement block basement of his Gloversville home has become an underground emporium dedicated to his passion: cast iron.

Red-orange embers pop and crackle in the belly of an antique wood-fired cooking stove, also forged from cast iron. Its flames heat the array of skillets and kitchen tools that sit on the unit’s broad, black surface.


An 1800s skillet — dated primarily by the thin ridge of cast iron that runs horizontally across the bottom of the pan, known as a “gatemark” and marking where the iron was poured into a mold — lies upturned on the stove. An open-bottomed and grated grill pan is nestled into one of the cooking wells, the crimson glow of the wood heat evident beneath it. A cast-iron waffle iron with a wire handle rests on the back burner; just above it, a miniature version of the same pan is presented as adornment.

“I have a real soft spot for waffle irons,” says Bulger, who started collecting cast iron about three years ago. He took over his father’s vinyl siding company in the years prior and needed something to occupy himself during the winter months when business halted.

Remembering his mother’s small cast iron collection and being intrigued by the utility, durability and beauty of the material, he decided to jump in and dedicate his time to finding and restoring cast iron. “I don’t work in winter, I ice fish and hunt but I needed a hobby,” he says.

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How to season cast iron

Clean it: Using steel wool, or half of a lemon with a generous sprinkling of kosher salt on the cut side, scrub any rust or food debris from the pan. Wash with warm soapy water to remove any residue.

Dry it: Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and place the cast iron in the oven. Allow to bake for 15 minutes or until very hot.

Oil it: Using an oil with low volatility (such as flaxseed, peanut, vegetable or canola oil. Stay away from olive oil or animal fat), grease the pan on its entire surface (inside, outside, handles… anywhere there is bare cast iron). Use tongs with the tips wrapped in paper towel to spread the oil around while the pan is still hot. Remove any excess oil. (Too much oil will result in sticky spots.)

Bake it: Place the cast iron back into the 450 degree oven and bake it for 1 hour. Turn off the oven and allow to cool before removing the pans. Wipe any excess oil off the pan before storing.

Repeat: Repeat this process after each use of the pan until the pan is smooth, dark and nearly nonstick. After that, repeat as needed. (Typically every third use.)


Today, Bulger estimates he has as many as 600 pieces in his collection, ranging from common skillets and Dutch ovens to cast-iron figurines and ashtrays. Griswold, Lodge and Wagner are names that grace the pegboard walls he has created, but a Paula Deen-branded skillet, with an exterior edge that resembles a crimped pie edge, is included. A waffle iron from M.B. Davidson and Co. is perhaps the most locally oriented piece in his stock, hailing from a foundry at 140 Grand St., Albany, that opened in 1866. (Historical records retrieved by Matt Malette of Albany Archives list the foundry’s storefront at 92-94 State St., which was the location of Martin Van Buren’s home for a brief period.)

Most of Bulger’s pieces are found at garage sales, estate sales and on Craigslist. He spends time with his family in central Florida in the cold months and will pick up pieces at flea markets there. He documents his recent discoveries and restoration projects on his Facebook page, CrackPot Bob’s Cast Iron Emporium. Many of his photos highlight the cooking he does in his cast-iron wares, encouraging others to put aside concerns and doubts about cast iron and use their skillets more regularly.

Bulger will occasionally sell some of his pieces, but says, “it’s more of a hobby, not a business.” People make offers through his Facebook page, and he does trade with other collectors. Rust and wear do not deter him from purchasing a piece. He has jerry-rigged a restoration system in his basement, using lye to remove seasoning and fat from the cast iron, then dipping the piece into a 55-gallon drum lined with stainless steel and filled with water and baking soda. This drum is wired to a car battery and the electrical charge combined with the alkaline soda solution creates an ionization process known as reverse electrolysis that removes rust from the pan. A high-heat bake in the oven, plus a generous coating of fat (Bulger opts for Pam cooking spray for smaller pieces with many nooks and crannies, and Crisco vegetable shortening for most other implements) smeared across the pot or pan with another visit to the oven created a polymerized seasoning on the cast iron, eventually makes pieces non-stick with continued use and proper care.

The romance of cast iron is part of its allure, entrancing people like Bulger with its glossy black sheen. Using a vessel that belonged to one’s great-grandmother — or one similar to something she might have used — lends a nostalgic take on the act of cooking.

Cast iron cookware has been dated back more than two millennia in China, but the flat-bottomed cooking tools that we associate today with cast iron surged in popularity in the mid-19th century when the materials and skills to forge and mold the iron became more reliable. Some pans received chrome finishing or glass enameling, but the longevity and affordability of simple, heavy cast iron made it a mainstay in most American kitchens through the World War II era. Afterward, cast iron was replaced with Teflon-lined pans and lighter cooking pots.

Cast iron is regaining ground. Companies like Lodge, founded in 1896, continue to manufacture cast iron pans, many costing less than $40, with all the durability of grandma’s version. Finex, a Portland, Ore., cast iron company, makes highly polished versions in the $200 range. The Cookware Manufacturers Association says shipments of cast iron in United States in 2006 totaled $60 million. That number surged to $236 million in 2015.

Bulger’s cast iron collection is large and varied, including multiple stoves (he has a few dollhouse-sized replicas of his stoves that function just like larger counterparts, and camp-sized stove bases fueled by propane cylinders), meat and coffee grinders, and nearly a dozen late 1800s-era “gem” pans shaped like pineapples and animals considered rare examples of cast iron artistry. But he doesn’t foresee an end to his collection.

“It’s become an addiction,” he says, one he feeds with each new addition and one that feeds him back with the delicious array of foodstuffs that emerge from their blackened hollows.

Deanna Fox is a freelance food and agriculture journalist. www.foxonfood.com @DeannaNFox

CORN BREAD

Serves 8

1 1/4 cups cornmeal

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon kosher salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/3 cups milk

2 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled (with one tablespoon reserved)

1 cup corn kernels (optional)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place a 9-inch cast iron skillet inside.

In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients together. In a separate bowl, mix together the milk, eggs, and butter (except for one tablespoon). Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined. Add corn kernels and mix to combine (optional).

Remove the skillet from the oven and reduce the oven temperature to 375 degrees. Add the reserved tablespoon of butter to the skillet to coat the bottom. Pour the batter into the skillet and place back in the center of the oven. Cook for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cornbread comes out mostly clean (a few light crumbs are OK). Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Serve.

From Deanna Fox

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Make renovation resolutions for your home this spring

It’s no secret that springtime is synonymous with spruce-ups. But, as is often the case, homeowners home in on prettying-up patios and backyards with fresh florals and new outdoor furniture, leaving the inside of the home as “same old, same old.”

This spring, resolve to reinvent your home from the inside out with stylish décor sure to add the wow-factor it deserves.

The five refreshing projects below will to help create a beautiful setting worthy of the new season – and beyond.

Address those kitchen cabinets. The cabinets are a major focal point in a kitchen, and even the smallest changes can have a major impact on its look and feel. Start with a subtle, functional update by replacing old hardware with modern metal accents.

And, for a slightly bolder change, consider a fresh coat of paint to infuse a new design persona throughout the space.

Set the perfect scene. Take advantage of the spring weather and longer days with perfect natural lighting. Hunter Douglas’ PowerView Motorization is a sophisticated wireless operating system that allows homeowners to program their shades to automatically adjust throughout the day to make the most of natural light as it changes.

Start by creating scenes – different combinations of shade positions in one room or throughout the house – to achieve perfect room lighting, window privacy and energy-efficiency. Then, schedule the scenes to activate at the times you choose, like opening to greet each morning’s sunrise, closing mid-day to deflect the heat of the afternoon sun, and closing each night to protect your privacy.

PowerView motorized shades also seamlessly integrates with other sophisticated whole-home automation systems to add another level of convenience to everyday living and greater connectivity to your smart home.

Add comfort and style to hardwood floors. Hardwood floors are a popular style for any home, and adding comfort to the chic-but sometimes unforgiving-look is easy with the right accessories. Place comfortable, eye-catching rugs in key areas throughout the home, including the foyer or beneath the kitchen and dining room tables.

These subtle accents will create a striking contrast, soften acoustics and add stylish comfort for your feet.

Keep cool as the weather warms. Window treatments can serve as great accessory or accent, and the right window dressings will provide beauty and function in one.

With Duette Architella honeycomb shades from Hunter Douglas, sophisticated fabric choices add a modern touch to any space, while its unique cell-within-a-cell design can significantly reduce the amount of solar heat transferred through windows to keep you cooler as the summer heat kicks in. This smart upgrade lends an elegant touch to kick off air conditioning season.

Build the bathroom of your dreams. The bathroom is supposed to be an oasis, and if it’s lacking in spa-like comforts, now is the perfect time to whip it into shape.

Enjoy a luxurious massage without stepping out of the house by swapping out outdated shower heads with high-pressured and multi-setting ones that transform water into soft mists, relaxing pulses, or powerful cascade indoors.

With these easy décor updates, making your home more comfortable and stylish is a bright idea sure to last all season and through the year. To learn more about PowerView Motorization and Duette Architella honeycomb shades, visit www.hunterdouglas.com.


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Community News Briefs — May 3, 2017

EAA to host free plane rides

The EAA of Sequim Washington Chapter 430 and EAA Young Eagles Program host free airplane rides from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 20, at the Sequim Valley Airport. With parent or guardian permission and completed registration and release, youths of ages 8-17 can take free plane rides with local pilots. See www.facebook.com/eaa430youngeagles or call 425-306-3971 for more information.

Use city directories to help direct research

On Saturday, May 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, Andrea Betts will present a class on how to use city directories in your genealogical research at the Clallam County Transit Center Administration Building, 830 W. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles. City directories can answer a variety of questions for you including residence, employment, who was living with whom, etc. Come and learn how to fully utilize these valuable and very interesting resources. For more information, call 417-5000.

PUD offices closed May 3

Clallam County Public Utility District (PUD) offices will be closed on Wednesday, May 3, for an all-employee meeting and will reopen the following morning. Payments may be made online or by phone at 844-239-0074. For help in emergency situations, call 452-9771 or 800-542-7859.

OPA plans benefit dinner

The Olympic Peninsula Academy will have a fundraising spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, May 11, in the Sequim High School cafeteria, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youths ages 7-16, free for age 6 and under. All donations go to help Olympic Peninsula Academy programs, supplies and events. There also will be performances from its students choir group and other enrichment classes.

FFA plant sale set

Agricultural science and horticulture students at Sequim high School are hard at work in the greenhouse preparing for the school’s annual FFA plant sale, scheduled for May 10-13. Hours are: Wednesday, May 10, from 2-5:30 p.m.; Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12, from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the greenhouse, at the north end of the high school campus, 601 N. Sequim Ave. For more information, call Steve Mahitka at 582-3666. (See photos, B-9)

Learn about star’s collapse

Combining historical clues with more recent observations, NASA outreach coordinator Donna Young will discuss the catastrophic collapse of the star Cassiopeia A. Young’s presentation, “The Mystery of the Missing Supernova,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 8, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., Port Angeles.

Freedom Farm’s free tour set

The Clallam Conservation District is offering a free tour of Freedom Farm from 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 8. The tour will showcase natural approaches for managing mud and manure while keeping horses happy, healthy and sound. Due to space limitations, pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call the Conservation District at 775-3747 ext. 2 or email to jennifer.bond@clallamcd.org.

Plant sale, car show planned

A plant sale, accompanied by a car show, will be from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave. Plants available will include vegetable starts, tomatoes, herbs, annual and perennial flowers, house plants, African violets and shrubs. Other garden-related items also will be offered. Sequim Valley Car Club will have a display of antique and vintage vehicles in the church parking lot.

‘Sounds of Spring’ explored

“Backyard Birding” continues from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 13, with “Sounds of Spring,” the eighth session. Meet at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. Olympic Peninsula Audubon leaders Ken Wiersema and Dow Lambert will present a slide, video and sound program about recognizing your neighborhood birds by their songs and their calls. The program will feature recent recordings of local birds. “Backyard Birding” can be taken either as individual classes or in a series. Each session is $5 and is free for anyone under 18. After the completion of five sessions, participants will be offered free membership in OPAS for one year.

Homeschool band selling blooming baskets

Northwinds Homeschool Band announces the start of its annual flower basket sales. Band members gathered recently to plant 365 flower baskets to sell as the program’s primary fundraiser. Proceeds help to fund homeschool band expenses. Baskets are padded with molded coconut fiber liners and filled with high quality soil. Each basket contains a pansy, viola, geranium, petunia, dianthus, lobelia, ivy and nemesia or bacopa. Baskets are available for $30 each or $28 for four or more. Delivery is available. To order, call or text 843-817-3477.

Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop, 204 W. bell St., Sequim, will be open from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6. Featured will be like-new spring fashions, summer shoes, designer handbags, fine jewelry, furnishings for the home, kitchen accessories and much more. All white-tagged items will be marked half-price. Volunteers and consignors always are needed. Call 683-7044 for information.

Shoreline changes is topic

Coastal hazard specialist Dr. Ian Miller will talk about the shoreline changes associated with the Elwha Dam removal at the Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentation at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street. History Tales is free and open to the public. For more information, call 452-2662 or e-mail artifact@olypen.com.

Beaches closed to harvest

On April 27, the Clallam County Department of Human Services, Environmental Health Division, announced that the area between the Lyre River to Dungeness Bay is closed to recreational shellfish harvesting of all species due to unsafe levels of biotoxins.

Expect delays at Elwha bridge

From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, drivers may encounter one-way alternating traffic across the US 101 Elwha River Bridge west of Port Angeles at milepost 239.5 in Clallam County. Drivers are advised to expect delays as Washington State Department of Transportation crews conduct a regularly scheduled bridge inspection. In the event of severe weather conditions, the inspection could be rescheduled.

Zoning changes on agenda

The Clallam County Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, in the courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St. Agenda items include a presentation on the county’s Comprehensive Plan and continued discussion on zoning code amendments related to vacation rental and bed and breakfast inn uses of a single-family residence.

College students speak on First Amendment

Peninsula College journalism professor Rich Riski will introduce student journalists as they present a program focused on the First Amendment at 12:35 p.m Thursday, May 4, in PC’s Little Theater. Students will present their experiences in New York City, including tours of the headquarters for “Bloomberg News,” “Good Morning America” and “Democracy Now!”

The award-winning student newspaper, The Buccaneer, has a new look as a result of student and faculty participation in this national conference. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Riski at rriski@pencol.edu.

Scouts plan pinewood derby

The Boy Scouts of America — Olympic Peninsula District is having a district-wide pinewood derby set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 815 W. Washington St. The derby is open to the public. For more information, call Scott Brooksby at 702-274-6700.

Cemetery commissioners reschedule meeting

The regularly scheduled meeting for 5 p.m. Thursday, May 11, for the Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will be rescheduled to 5 p.m. May 4. This is the only meeting that will be changed. The Gardiner Community Cemetery commissioners will be regularly meeting every second Thursday at 5 p.m. from June-December downstairs in the Gardiner Community Center, 1040 Old Gardiner Road, Gardiner. The public is invited to attend.

Peninsula meeting topic is Olympic Discovery Trail

Do you have ideas or concerns about the Olympic Discovery Trail that you’d like to share? Make plans to attend the Peninsula Trails Coalition annual meeting from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the Dungeness River Center, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. It’s a great opportunity to make your voice heard to the PTC board and people like you who care about the trail.

Mental health, aging is topic

Dr. Joshua Jones will present a free WOW! Working on Wellness Forum entitled “The Mental Well-being Challenges of Living Longer” at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim. He is a board-certified general and forensic psychiatrist and is a well-established physician in Clallam County. From 2-2:20 p.m. nurses will offer blood pressure checks.

WOW! Working on Wellness is a health education program of Dungeness Valley Health Wellness Clinic. The Basic Urgent Care Clinic is open to patients at 5 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Individuals interested in supporting the clinic may call 582-0218.

Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St., on Tuesdays-Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, May 4: Tomato juice, spinach/sausage/egg bake, waffles w/strawberries, chocolate cream pie

Friday, May 5: Shrimp salad, boiled egg, garlic bread, brownie a la mode

Tuesday, May 9: Spinach salad w/mandarin oranges, Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, mixed vegetables, dessert

Wednesday, May 10: Green salad, tuna casserole, glazed carrots, fresh strawberries, bran muffins.

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Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Market Worth $38bn by 2024: Global Market Insights, Inc.

OCEAN VIEW, Delaware, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

The industry report Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market Size By Application (Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, Automotive, Construction, Consumer Goods), Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook (U.S., Canada, Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Russia, China, India, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, South Africa, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt), Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share Forecast, 2016 2024 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Market will exceed USD 38 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.

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Rising application scope in appliances, electrical electronics and construction industry will fuel the industry growth. Appliances contributed over 31% of the industry share in 2015. Inclination towards product with superior surface appearance and fire retardant properties has enhanced business development in this segment.

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Product innovation accompanied by technological advancement in manufacturing techniques will encourage product penetration. Trade expansion in terms of exports, imports, capital investment, industrial output due to increased consumer consumption will open more opportunities the coming years.

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Variable raw material prices due to political unrest will affect acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market price trend. The companies are focused towards collaboration, partnership for product development technical expertise to compensate increasing raw material prices and gain maximum profitability.

Automotive acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market from automotive is estimated to witness growth at 4% by 2024. Extensive product usage in automotive parts including bumpers, body panels, steering covers and tires has positively influenced the product demand.

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market from electrical electronics will observe CAGR over 3.5% up to 2024. Changing lifestyle and increasing consumer purchasing power are the major factors fueling the industry growth. Rising demand for temperature and corrosion resistant materials in computers, computer accessories, business machine and electronic devices will support the product penetration.

U.S. ABS market is set to register more than USD 3 billion revenue by 2024. Growing consumer goods industry owing to emergence of innovative products and changing lifestyles. Increasing automotive sales in the region is expected to fuel the industry growth.

Asia Pacific acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market accounted for over 68% of the industry share in 2015. Rising demand for home appliances and consumer goods, owing to shifting demographic and income trends will trigger the demand.

Germany acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market from appliances is estimated to surpass USD 225 million by 2024. Increasing product consumption in fax machines, refrigerators door liners, washing machine, air conditioner, vacuum cleaner, and kitchen appliances will stimulate industry growth. Moreover, high-impact resistance, heat and chemical resistance properties will enhance the product scope.

Global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene market share is highly consolidated. The major four industry players account for more than 60 % of the industry share. LG Chemicals and Chi Mei corporation are the dominating companies holding a major share in the global production.

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