Biz news for July 19, 2011
OPEN IN MILFORD
Now open in Milford from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. is Popes General Store. Owners, Ben and Karen Pope, have recently opened the store located on the Milford grade. They offer tack, movies, groceries and gifts, and they service 4-wheelers, dirt bikes and street bikes.
They also have parts for bikes. In the future they plan on selling 4-wheelers, dirt and street bikes.
BLUES & BREW FESTIVAL
Mark your calendars for the third annual Blues and Brews Festival scheduled for Aug. 13. The Lassen County Farm Bureau, Every Bloomin' Thing and Bullseye Recycling are hosting this annual event at Every Bloomin' Thing. There will be a barbecue dinner, more than 40 micro brews, two bands and dancing to round out the night. Tickets are now available at Every Bloomin' Thing. All proceeds will go to the Lassen County Farm Bureau youth scholarships.
Mel Benny, of Century 21 Cottage Realty, informs us that you can pick up Latitude Magazine at their Susanville office. It was formerly available monthly at Deal & Davie, Inc.
If you have noticed driving down Main Street in Susanville there's been lots of work going on at 1303 Main St. (next to Susanville Supermarket). Longtime Susanville resident Doug McDonald is opening Wheels West on Aug. 1. McDonald tells us, he will have previously owned cars and trucks on the lot. Be sure and stop by soon to check out the inventory.
HAPPY 1st ANNIVERSARY
Dan Brown, owner of Bicycle Bananas, tells us he is excited to be celebrating his one-year anniversary owning the Susanville store. “Having been born and raised in Susanville, my passion for bike riding was born on these mountain roads. After owning my store in Reno for more than 20 years, I was pleased to return home and expand to a second location,” said to Brown.
Be sure to stop by during the month of July and see all the great things in store, from skateboard equipment and the finest brand names in mountain bikes and accessories for all ages.
CHEERLEADING CAMP THIS WEEK
Lassen High School Cheerleading team will be hosting a camp July 23 and 24 for students from kindergarten through 8th grade. “It’s a great opportunity to learn stunts, dance and cheer,” said coordinator Renae Johnson. “Participants will get to ride in the parade and perform at the first home game with the LHS Cheerleaders,” she adds. For more information contact Johnson at 251-7343.
FREE SOUTHERN GOSPEL CONCERT
Liberty, a traditional Southern Gospel Quartet, will be performing at a free community concert sponsored by the Susanville Nazarene Church at 10 a.m. July 31. The members of the band travel over 50,000 miles a year performing their concert-based ministries. Pastor Joe Sturgeon tells us, “Whether or not you are a fan of Southern Gospel music, you will certainly enjoy the enthusiasm these men exhibit while singing their praises.” After the concert there is a free barbecue hosted by the church, and you are welcome to potluck in your favorite dish, too.
NEW MANICURIST AT ELITE SALON
Marlene Norvell, owner of Elite Salon, just welcomed Deena Waddell as the new manicurist to the salon on Riverside Drive in Susanville. Waddell is currently available evenings by appointment for manicures, pedicures and offers gel and acrylic nail services. You can schedule an appointment with her at 249-4641 or by calling Elite Salon.
IT'S FAIR TIME
Pioneer Days and Modern Ways is this year's Fair theme. The festivities begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 with the 4-H Dinner, followed by the Miss Lassen County Pageant. Then, on Wednesday, the gates officially open at 11 a.m. with carnival rides beginning daily at noon. Be sure and check out all the many exhibits of locally talented people. If you're an animal lover, don't miss the livestock barns. You'll see everything from rabbits to steer.
On Saturday at 10 a.m. Main Street will be closed for the annual fair parade which is always a great family event. Then, on Sunday the Junior Livestock auction is in full swing bright and early. For a complete schedule of events, stop by the Fair office or check the Lassen County Times for a fair guide.