Biz News for Sept. 11, 2012
Internationally renowned multi-instrumentalist and artist Mark Growden will be performing at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood. Owner Esther Pretti said tickets are on sale for the “Concert on the Green” and include a barbecued hamburger picnic lunch. Growden, who grew up in Westwood, has released several critically acclaimed albums. He has completed many successful U.S. tours, performing at venues such as the Fillmore and Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, and Tonic and The Knitting Factory in New York. He co-founded and co-produces the underground site-specific performance series “Covert” with famed artist John Law of Cacophony Society and Suicide Club fame.
With winter around the corner, now is the time to set up your house with backup power. You can get a free estimate from Duerksen Electric for a safe set up of a generator and a transfer switch. Eric and Kim Duerksen inform us they accept major credit cards, so if you have been holding off on some needed electrical work, now is the perfect time to give them a call. You can reach Kim for an appointment at 310-0120.
FALL CRAFT FESTIVAL IN SUSANVILLE
The Historic Uptown Susanville Association is hosting their annual Fall Crafter's Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 15 in the uptown district. There will be crafts, food, anitques, music, jewelry and more. It's a great way to spend the day with family and friends. For more information, call Lisa at 257-4323.
TOMATO TASTING/PURSES FOR PETS
The second annual Tomato Festival and Purses for Pets (gently used upscale handbag auction) takes place this Saturday, Sept. 15 at Every Bloomin' Thing. Melissa McCoy, owner of Every Bloomin' Thing, informs us all the proceeds from this event go to our local spay and neuter program via the Lassen Humane Society. The event begins at 2 p.m. Sample more than 20 heirloom tomatoes and fresh bruschetta, sip wine and enjoy live music. Treats Dog Company will also be on hand that day. You may enter the giant tomato contest, or just come to this fun, free event while raising money for a great cause.
RETIRING CENTURY 21 SUSANVILLE
After many years of servicing the Susanville community, the decision was made to retire the Century 21 Cottage Realty office. Mary Getz, broker/CEO, informs us it was a difficult decision for them to make, andthey appreciate all the years of loyalty shown to them by their customers.
Although the office is retiring, longtime realtors Noelle Haller-Riggs and Mel Benny still remain in the real estate business. You can reach Noelle at 260-1975 (now at Town & Country Real Estate in Susanville), and Mel Benny at 375-6514 (soon to be opening her own office in Westwood, see next week's paper for more information).
NEW SATURDAY WORSHIP SERVICE
If you find it just doesn't work for you and your family to go to church on Sunday, now there is an alternative. Pastor Rick Conrad, of Community Church informs us they are now offering a Saturday night service beginning Sept. 15. The services will be at 6:30 p.m. at their new location, 1400 Numa Road in Susanville. Child care and children's classes are also available.
JUNIOR AND WOMEN’S PHEASANT HUNTS
The annual Junior and Women’s Pheasant Hunts hosted by California Department of Fish and Game will be held Oct. 20 and 21 at the Fleming and Dakin units of the Honey Lake Wildlife Area. Deadline for the hunts is Sept. 19. For more information, call 254-6644 or log on to dfg.ca.gov and click on “Special Hunts.”
NEW SUMMER HOURS
Todd Anderson and Marianne Campbell, owners of the Courthouse Café on Riverside Drive in Susanville, tell us they have new fall hours.
“We’re now open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” said Anderson. “Plus, we’ve added new themed sandwiches and we’re still making up our delicious homemade soups.”