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  • Local optometrist offers free infant screening

    By Stephen Knapp

    Staff Writer

    The far-sighted optometrists at the Evergreen Vision Clinic are offering local parents a quick, no-cost way to give their infant children a brighter outlook.

    “We’re participating in the InfantSEE program,” says Daniel Hock, a longtime Evergreen resident and chief oculist at the Stagecoach Boulevard clinic. “The idea is to stamp out amblyopia for good.”

  • Rustic Point takes growing business to new digs

    A visit to Rustic Point Home Furnishings in Evergreen makes a person feel like running out and buying a second home in the mountains and filling it with roughhewn log furniture of the Old West. Formerly located on Meadow Drive, Rustic Point moved Nov. 8 to the second level of the Honka Homes building, a palatial log-style office complex off Hotel Way in the El Rancho Town Center. Honka Homes is an ideal location for Rustic Point, which specializes in cedar log furniture, lodge-style furniture and log-lodge home accessories. “It was fun to make this the perfect place for us.

  • Evergreen couple invent a place in nautical history

    Celebrated know-something Ralph Waldo Emerson once famously declared that, if you build a better mousetrap, the world will beat a path to your door.

    What Evergreen residents Art and Sharon Onweller invented isn’t a mousetrap, exactly, but it’s a mighty step forward in the art of confounding rodents, and the nautical world has definitely begun to take notice. It’s called the OFFBoard Vermin Shield, a deceptively simple white disc that’s giving modern seafarers a needed edge in the 4,000-year-old fight to keep mice and rats on shore and out of the galley.