Community Resources


Operation S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss) is underway at the UPS Stores in Sequim and Port Angeles. Owner Lisa Hollenback announced that both the Sequim & Port Angeles UPS Stores will be helping you send love to the US troops overseas and veterans at VA hospitals throughout the country. Just bring your Valentine or letter weighing 1 ounce or less to either UPS Store branch and they will pay the shipping! That’s right, send some free love to a serviceman or woman with a valid APO address or VA Hospital address and they will provide complimentary first class postage.

“A handwritten card or letter is a simple way to pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Lisa Hollenback.

In order for mail to be eligible for the complimentary postage, it must weigh no more than 1 ounce, bear a valid return address and be addressed to a specific U.S. Serviceman or Servicewoman at an assigned APO/FPO address or a specifically named veteran residing at a VA hospital.

Complimentary postage will run through February 14th, but Hollenback recommends you mail your Valentine by Feb. 5th for overseas delivery in time for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t personally know a deployed serviceman or woman? I used to search and request the address of a deployed serviceman who would like some mail.

This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved and share with them the sacrifices our military and their families make for our freedoms. Make some Valentines and show your support to our troops overseas and our veterans this Valentine’s Day, and be sure to thank The UPS Store for their support.

What’s New at Sequim Museum & Arts Center? + ‘Giveaway’

BrokersGroup Real Estate is a proud sponsor of the Sequim Museum and Arts Center whose mission is ‘to be the stewards of Sequim's cultural heritage by engaging the public in the preservation, study, and interpretation of the collections, and supporting the arts and humanities through inspiring education and exhibition.’

Sequim Museum and Arts Center is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization. The museum features Permanent Exhibits such as the Manis Mastadon and the Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse as well as rotating History Exhibits such as Maritime/Sailing Ship Models, Farms to Barns and currently a 1907 REO B Model Runabout, said to be the first automobile in the Dungeness Valley!

The Sequim Museum also features several exhibits from local artists including hosting the Sequim ArtsJuried Art Show and being a regular art stop on the monthly First Friday Art Walk.

Right now the Museum is gearing up for its newest exhibit, and we’re excited. How excited? So excited that we have a giveaway to go with it! Starting in February the Sequim Museum and Arts Center will be home to the permanent exhibit ‘Boys in the Boat’ - the story of the 1936 Gold Medal winner Joe Rantz of Sequim.

If you haven’t read the book yet, now’s your chance to own it. We’re giving away a copy of Daniel James Brown’s book ‘The Boys in the Boat’. A New York Times #1 bestseller and keeper of a Top 10 place for over 30 weeks and counting. Check out the book trailer:

To enter be sure to ‘Like’ us on Facebook and comment on ‘Giveaway’ post. We’ll use to draw a winner on Feb 11th. Good Luck and be sure to check out all the Sequim Museum and Arts Center has to offer!