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Thursday, Dec. 11,2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-21 Colleen Hunter works on a floral arrangement Friday at her business, Lynch ton. She recently sold the business to Port Orchard resident Will Goss. Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Creek Floral, in downtown Shel- Most employees will remain at She/ton business " '1998. opened the downtown shop in "It started as a hobby that got out By GORDON WEEKS dent and a 1965 graduate of Shelton of hand," Hunter said with a laugh. gordon@masoncoungicom High School, said she wants to spend Hunters son, Andrew, will con- more time with her grandchildrentinue to own his offshoot business, Lynch Creek FlOral in downtowgi and visiting friends'arotmd the coun- Lynch Creek Wreaths. Shelten has a new owner, try. Hunter will continue to work at Port Orchard resident Will Goss The business was launched in the store during the ownership tran- has purchased the business at 331 1980, when the family started sell- sition. W. Railroad Ave. from Colleen Hunt- ing flowers and vegetables from its Goss has hired Chastity Herbert or, who is retiring. Goss owns the organic farm at the Shelton Farmers as the new store manager. Most of Flowers to Go shops in Bremerton Market. the employees are staying on. and Gig Harbor. In 1984, they set up a booth at "The employees are like my faro- Hunter, a lifelong Shelton resi- the Olympia Farmers Market. The ily," Hunter said. Head shop reopens in Belfair under new name By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoungi com Everybody Loves Terry has reopened in Belfair under the new name Uncle Terry's Head Shop. Owner Terry James offers computer repairs, marijuana pipes and ac- cessories, and novelty gifts at his new location, a house at 22691 NE state Route 3 between Belfair Tire and the Habitat for Humanity of Mason Coun- ty store. James first opened the shop as a computer repair business in May at 218 W. Cota St. This is his first business venture. James said business was slow, so he introduced locally made glass pipes and other paraphernalia in July to attract custom- ers. But he said nearby merchants made him feel unwelcome. "I really wasn't wanted where I was at ... A few neighbors were not happy I was selling pipes that can be used for cannabis," James said. He added, "Some of my customers looked a little rough." Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Terry James, owner of Uncle Terry's Head Shop, displays pipes Dec. 4 at his business's new location at 22691 NE state Route 3 in Belfair. The business was originally called Everybody Loves Terry and it was in downtown Shelton. Most of his new custom- grossed in computers as a in 2011. ors in Belfair are seniors child. At 13, he began vol- James lives on Harst- ,and many smoke mari- unteering at the Olympia- ine Island, so his work juana medicinally for all- based television stationcommute remains about ments, James said. Thurston County Televi- the same amount Of "It's not all young peo-sion and got a job at the time. ple looking to get high," he station at 16. He workedUncle Terry's Head said. in IT for the city of Forest Shop is open from 10 a.m. James, a native of Shel-Park beginning in 2008 to 6 p.m. every day except ton, said he became on- and for the city of Shelton Sunday. BUSINESS BRIEFS Green Diamond taps new vice president Blayde Fry has been appointed the new vice president and general manager of the Northwest Division of Green Diamond Re- source Co. in Shelton. Fry is replacing Paul Wing, who will retire Dec. 31. Fry worked for Simp- son Lumber Co. before he joined Green Diamond in July as manager of spe- cial projects. "Blayde's knowledge of beth the forestry business as well as the wood prod- Fry ucts business will serve us well," Green Diamond President Douglas Reed said in a news release. Fry started at Simpson Lumber in 1994 as a controller for Northwest Timberlands, based in Shelton. Before that, he worked for Louisiana Pacific Corp. for 18 years. Fry earned degrees in crop science and business administration from Oregon State University and a mastes degree in business administration from Saint Martin's University. Wing has been vice president and general manager of Green Diamond's Northwest Di- vision since 2009. He started with the com- pany as a summer forestry crew member in 1974 and spent 40 years with Simpson and Green Diamond. Holiday After Hours tonight in Belfair The Mosquito Fleet Winery and Olympia Federal Savings will co-host the North Ma- son Chamber of Commerce's Holiday After Hours event from 5 to 7 tonight at the win- ery at 21 NE Old Belfair Highway. For more information, call 275-4267. Luncheon to focus on shellfish industry The shellfish industry will be the topic of the Economic Development Council of Mason Countfs monthly luncheon at lh30 a.m. Friday at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 W. Cota St. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m., and food will be served at 11:45 a.m. The pro- gram will begin at noon. For more informa- tion, call Jennifer Baria at 426-2276. Nurse is MGH's em of month Jane Pentz, who has been caring for babies after delivery for the past 22 years, was named Employee of the Month for November at Mason General Hospital & Family of Clinics in Shelton. This is the second time she has received the hon- or from her co-workers. Pentz is a licensed nurse practitioner in Ma- son General Hospital's Birth Center, where her main responsibility is car- ing for the babies in the nursery. Pentz and her hus- Pentz band, Virgil, a sergeant in the Shelton Police Department, have three adult children and two grandchildren. Compiled by reporter Gordon Weeks