GET READY FOR GRADUATION
It’s time to celebrate the hard work of your students as they prepare to graduate, and our local businesses have a great selection of gift ideas for all ages fitting every budget. Sierra Jewelry in Uptown Susanville has beautiful crosses, pendants, earrings and watches that are sure to be a gift they’ll treasure. Maybe you have a piece of vintage heirloom jewelry you’d like to pass down, and they can do custom engraving on it for you.
Milwood Florist & Nursery has stocked up on the freshest flowers to make a customized arrangement for your graduate. The staff can create a one of a kind bouquet with your favorite flowers or you can have them wrap a few specialty long stem roses. While you’re there, be sure to pick out some of the gourmet truffles. Flowers and chocolates are a great way to say, “We’re proud of you!” They also have thank you gifts for teachers and the other important people who have helped support your student.
Everyone loves to have a night out on the town, and Carolyn Smith wants to remind you that you can pick up movie passes and treat your graduate to the latest summer releases at Sierra Theater and Uptown Cinemas. Plus, you can add some extra money to include their favorite snacks at the concession bar.
You can even make your own custom gift basket for your graduate by getting some gift cards to the local restaurants and filling it with some special trinkets.
The gift shop at Every Bloomin’ Thing has jewelry, purses, scarves and fashionable clothing, too, from extra small to plus sizes. They’ve got several themed rooms so you can buy a gift that appeals to your graduate’s special interests.
Of course you’ll probably want to bring some extra funds and pick yourself up a little something. After all, behind every successful graduate is the support team who helped them accomplish their goals.
MEMORIAL PARK NEEDS COMMUNITY SUPPORT
From 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, the Susanville Memorial Skate Crew is hosting a Skate, Workshop and BBQ Day. The city is applying for a grant to improve Memorial Park and they want and need community input and support. Come and enjoy music, food and skateboarding.
SUSANVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT WEED ABATEMENT PROGRAM
The weed abatement program is currently underway. The Susanville Fire Department is enlisting help from residents and property owners within the city limits to cut all weed and brush and remove rubbish, old lumber and other combustibles from their property by June 24. If you have specific questions regarding fire hazards or your particular weed situation, call the Susanville Fire Department at 257-5152.
CLOSED … BUT NOT FOR GOOD.
Tom and Joy Lim, owners of White House Restaurant, will be closed from June 9 to June 24. Don’t worry, though, they will be back to serve you authentic Thai dishes and American cuisine on June 25. Stay tuned for some exciting, upcoming news when the restaurant reopens.
PARTY AT THE DEPOT
The Ales for Trails party at the Lassen Land and Trails Trust Depot will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 13. There will be live music, beverages and a light dinner. This fundraiser helps to support their work maintaining their many programs and trails throughout the county. You’ll find ticket information in their ad.
PAINT PROJECT DONE
Susanville Paint, at 2217 Main St., will recycle your unwanted paint, stain and varnish. If you have finished your household/ business painting project or doing your garage “spring cleaning,” don’t just drop them in your garbage can. Come in to Susanville Paint and Brian and crew will assist you in being “earth friendly” and recycle your paints.
PARTY FOOD FOR LESS
Susanville Grocery Outlet is ready to help you serve up a fabulous feast for graduation and Father’s Day. They’ve got appetizers, delicious desserts, assorted beverages, meats and lots of natural, fresh produce. You’ll also find they’ve stocked up on affordable gifts for dads and grads like lanterns, barbecue accessories and so much more! Just remember, if you see something you like, buy it right away because the popular items sell out fast.
DELIGHTFUL GARDEN PARTIES
Martin’s Greenhouse has the largest selection of handmade hanging flower baskets in the area. These make perfect additions to the garden for your outdoor party. If you see their ad in this week’s paper, you’ll find more details on their special petunia sale.
KJDX/ KSUE has won the International Broadcaster Idea Bank award for Community Service. In November, the radio hosted a rally for the victims of the Paradise Camp Fire. Rod Chambers, president and general manager, is very proud of the Lassen and Plumas county communities for their generous contributions to the rally.
GIFTS FOR THE OUTDOORSMAN
Elegant Iris & The Men’s Den is the spot to shop if you want to get a special gift for your favorite outdoorsman or woman. They have hand-crafted, leather-tooled wallets, stools, gun and knife cases with beautiful designs, or they can custom tool special art just for you. You can also get hunting and fishing supplies and lodge themed home décor. In fact, you’ll find a little bit of something suitable for all graduates and dads on your gift giving lists.
If a summer wedding is in your future, be sure to get your custom alterations from the professionals with decades of experience. Don’t waste your money at the big bridal shops on overpriced alterations. Let the local specialists take care of making your custom garter, fitting that perfect dress to flatter your figure and ordering your tuxedo.