Four-legged friends to get 'howloween' treats at pet store

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Pet supply store Wags to Whiskers will be serving up a "howling good time" to its four-legged friends this weekend, said owner Linne Wagner.

The natural pet care center on Isaacs Avenue will host Dog Trick or Treating from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Guests can bring their dressed-up and leashed dogs to the store for a trick-or-treating adventure. Treats will be available throughout the store.

Wags to Whiskers, owned by Wagner and her husband Dan, opened earlier this year at 1903 Isaacs Ave. behind the car wash at the corner of Isaacs and Ash Street. The business specializes in natural and holistic pet food, supplies, treats and supplements.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays. For more information call 529-4444.

A pair of Walla Walla High School gym teachers are using their years at the head of the class to help adults get in shape.

Marc Yonts and Scott Tibbling, founders of adult fitness program Athletic Performance Academies, are accepting registrations for their next Cardio Strength Bootcamp. The latest edition of the twice weekly bootcamp starts Monday and incorporates strength training and fat-torching cardio in 40-minute workouts.

Sessions run Mondays and Thursdays through November, except Thanksgiving. Participants can register for a 6 a.m.-6:40 a.m. session or a 3:50 p.m.-4:30 p.m. session. All sessions take place at the Sharpstein Elementary gymnasium.

The cost is $45. Classes incorporate TRX suspension trainers, sandbells, kettlebells, rope drills, medicine balls, sledgehammer work, slosh-pipes, sleds and body weight exercises for fitness and fat loss. Information is also provided for "on-your-own" workouts, nutrition, motivation and more.

For more information, contact Yonts at 540-9553 or at myonts@charter.net; or Tibbling at 240-4126 or stibbling@yahoo.com . Registration is also available online under the Cardio Strength Bootcamp link at: athleticperformanceacademies.com .

Time is running out for those who want to cash in on tourism dollars.

Tourism Walla Walla is accepting applications for its 2011 Matching Fund Grant Program. The deadline for completed project applications is 5 p.m. Monday.

The organization -- the promotional agency for Walla Walla -- has budgeted $12,000 in matching funds for programs and events that draw visitors from outside of the area.

Events and projects that will make the top of the list will: increase overnight visitation to the Walla Walla Valley, increase off-season tourism and encourage cooperative partnerships between Walla Walla organizations. Applications should represent organizations, attractions and event located in a jurisdiction that financially supports Tourism Walla Walla and establish clear, meaningful and measurable results. For more information contact Michael Davidson at 525-8799.

Tin may be the traditional gift for a 10th anniversary. But Walla Walla's PostalAnnex+ is celebrating with paper -- in the form of discounted copies.

The one-stop shop for shipping, packaging, mailbox rentals, photocopying, notary and passport services and an array of other offerings celebrates a decade in business in November.

Throughout the month the store, 1644 Plaza Way, will offer weekly specials, including 10 free black-and-white copies and 29-cent color copies, as well as discounts on UPS and FedEx shipping and 10 percent of packaging supplies and gift items. More specials on merchandise and services will also be posted in the store, said owner Sheila Proefrock.

PostalAnnex+ is a San Diego-based franchise. Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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