occasions. The Olive Branch opens Kiel

shop B. J. Jaeckels and husband Michael Kelly are the owners of The Olive Branch Picture Framing & Gift Gallery, 605 Fremont St.,

Kiel. The business opened last November and offersfull-service quality custom picture framing, handmade pottery for everyday use and gift giving, blown glass spirit balls, vases, clocks, handcrafted leather journals andmemorial/ inspirational/ artful gift

ware. The Olive Branch also provides photo to art services. They can take any photo and turn it into aone-of-a-kind pop art piece. Photo enhancing is another service

provided. Home installation ofcustom-framed pieces is also

done. The Olive Branch has collaborated with Lieberman’s, the leader in wholesale distribution of art prints and posters. There are over 300,000 selections and customers may choose their prints at wholesale cost plus 20 percent when they choose The Olive Branch to be their personal

framer.“ We have made a decision to enhance our product selection to included Christian resources for living, in addition to the existing inspirational lines that include memorials, gifts for baptisms, first communion, confirmation and inspirational books,” Jaeckels said.“ We will also be working with all of the local churches to ask their input to what items, gift lines, books, etc. they would like to see us

carry.“ We want to be more than a retail store,” she added.“ We want to make a difference. This will be a slow process and we ask that you bear with us as we

grow.” The Olive Branch also has a lending library for anyone to borrow or take to someone who is shut in and would like some reading

materials. The shop also has secured a line of themed frame moulding for the musician, military, biker, gambler, cowboy, surfer, car enthusiast,

etc. Hours at The Olive Branch are Tuesdays through Fridays,9: 30 a. m. to5: 30 p. m.; and Saturdays,9: 30 a. m. to3: 30 p. m. All other times are by

appointment. For more information call( 920) 286-1503 or check outwww.4theoliveit.