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May 15, 2013 - Business briefs

Coulee Dam theater closes

COULEE DAM — An online fundraising effort appears to have been unsuccessful in keeping the Village Cinema operational.

The theater at 515 River Drive closed after organizers could only raise $2,688 through the website Kickstarter.com. A total of $95,000 was needed to upgrade to digital movie projection.

“The Village Cinema must upgrade to digital movie projection equipment or the only Grand Coulee Dam area theater will be no more,” the website said.

There were 19 supporters of the theater’s online fundraiser.

Pharmacy gets patriotic award

OROVILLE — The North-Central Washington Blue Star Mothers recently awarded Oroville Pharmacy with the Patriotic Hometown Business Award.

Oroville Pharmacy, 1416 Main St., not only sold the Blue Star Mothers’ Hometown Soldier calendar and prominently displayed the American flag, but also collected cellphones in lieu of its own cellphone recycling service.

Owner Dick Larson accepted the award.

Board disciplines physical therapist

OLYMPIA — In April 2013, the Physical Therapy Board entered an agreement with physical therapist Justin L. Schober and placed his credential on probation for at least three years.

Schober didn’t maintain appropriate boundaries with a minor patient and had an inappropriate relationship with the patient.

The disciplinary action was announced May 8 by the Department of Health.

Handlers class changes location

TWISP — Due to a scheduling conflict, the Wednesday, May 22 food handlers class has been moved to Dos Amigos at Blackbirds, 900 East Valley Highway.

The class will be at 9 a.m.

— The Chronicle

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