Business Scene for the week of 12/13/16


The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2381, luncheon will be put on hold until April 2017. The Best of Broadway productions will be utilizing the Veterans Memorial Hall during the first three months of the year. Plan to join them on their next Saturday luncheon on April 1, 2017. It will be their 2nd annual “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.” The luncheon is open to the public and kids eat free.


Get your camera ready. Santa will be at Hodge Podge Lodge from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 17. Owner Kelly Smith invites you to bring your kids in, do some shopping and don’t forget to grab some homemade fudge! To make it more convenient for her shoppers, Kelly tells us she will be open this coming Monday, Dec. 19 as well.


Jim Chapman, of the Susanville Morning Rotary Club, tells us the 15th annual Senior Light Tour is set for this Thursday, Dec. 15. The tour is not just for seniors, it’s open to people of all ages, however there is limited seating and seniors will get first preference. There will be a social hour beginning at 5 to 6 at the Senior Center on Sunkist Drive. The buses will be leaving at 6 p.m. To reserve your seat, or if you would like to enter your home on the tour, call Theresa Phillips at 310-5896 or Jim Chapman at 251-6828. The riders will be judging the displays this year, and there will be cash prizes for first, second and third place. The tour will also include Main Street, and there will be a merchant category with a cash award for the best lights. Get in the holiday spirit and join this festive tour.


Tomm Williams of Williams Sound was recently hired by the Reno Pops Orchestra to begin sound work for their concerts. Tomm tells us he will still be available for local events too. You can reach him at 260-3138 for all your sound needs. 


Interested in making a unique Christmas gift? Try out your artistic side in a Steampunk Jewelry class this Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 14, 15 and 16. The class will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. each day. For more information, call Carol at 250-2911, and see her ad in this week’s paper.


Every year Arlin Billington at Billington Ace Hardware gives away two giant stockings, one for a boy and one for a girl. There is no purchase necessary to enter, so be sure to stop by and check out the great holiday gift specials and enter the stocking drawing, too. The drawing will be held on Dec. 17.


Lassen Indian Health Center will be hosting a Diabetic Workshop at noon Dec. 29. The program will be held at the Indian Health Center eatery on Joaquin Street in Susanville. If you have diabetes, you should consider this educational program facilitated by Jacqueline J. Bae PhD, MHA, MPH, CEO/COO Executive Director. Plus, she tells us they are very excited to welcome the new tele-medicine doctors to their practice. For more details and profiles on the program, see their ad in this week’s paper.


Penny Artz, Executive Director for the Lassen Senior Center wants to remind you that there are several local senior citizens in our community who could use a little extra help this holiday season. If you would like to donate a gift card or gift, be sure to contact their office to find out what is on the wish list for these special people. If you have time to volunteer, they are always happy to have extra help during the holidays.


The Elegant Iris and the Men’s Den in uptown Susanville inform us they will be open seven days a week until Christmas. You will find them open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Owners Blake and David Huhtula remind us they have delicious truffles to add to that perfect gift you will find in their store.