Biznews for April 16, 2013
NEW SERVICE AVAILABLE
Marrina Blanthorn, of Paul's Automotive, tells us they are now working on pleasure boats and personal watercraft. So, if your boat, jetski or waverunners need a tune-up, give Paul's a call today.
SALSA MAKING CONTEST
Soroptimist International of Susanville is hosting their second annual Salsa Making Contest and Margarita Fest on Friday, May 10. There will be cash awards for first through third place. Call Claire to sign up at 953-9080.
THE GREENHOUSE IS OPEN
Martin’s Produce and Greenhouse is excited to announce the official opening for the season. They’ve added in an additional greenhouse and are growing more vegetables too, in addition to an assortment of their famous hanging baskets. Join them for their official Customer Appreciation Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 20. You can enjoy complimentary refreshments while stocking up on your favorite flowers, perennials and fruits. Martin’s Produce and Nursery is well worth your drive to the country!
REPURPOSE A TREASURE FOR A SPECIAL GIFT
Beverly Smith, owner of the Gift Boutique in Susanville, tells us she has a great selection of vintage treasures that can be repurposed into a one-of-a-kind gift. With wedding season upon us, consider customizing your special event with unique glassware, vases and tables.
“Repurposing furniture and lighting is a big hit with bridal rental companies, and with a little imagination and some basic crafting skills, you can make a gift that is a special as the recipient,” she adds.
Plus, with Mother’s Day fast approaching, you should stop by to find the new arrivals in vintage bling and so much more!
WEAR JEANS WITH A PURPOSE
Lassen Family Services wants to remind you that April is Sexual Violence Prevention Month and to acknowledge the importance of prevention, they are giving away a steak dinner for two April 24. Just wear jeans that day and stop by their offices on Riverside Drive in Susanville between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and you will be entered in their drawing. Take action to end sexual violence by wearing jeans on the 24th. April is also National Volunteer Month, and they have many opportunities if you would like to donate your time to their organization.
Every Bloomin' Thing had a bit of water damage this winter in their gift shop. As a result, owner Melissa McCoy just finished remodeling several of the rooms in the gift shop. Next time you're out there be sure and check out the new rooms.
This Sunday we celebrate Earth Day. Melissa tells us it's a great time to plant a tree. They have a beautiful selection of fruit, flowering and shade trees. Visit their nursery and gift shop in Johnstonville.
NEEDING TEACHERS/AIDES NOW
Leap Ahead Learning Center is thinking about summertime already. Tambra Bowles, owner/director, is now looking for summer and fall teachers and aides. These positions are for school age kids K-5 grade. If you want a part-time summer job (great for teachers), give Tambra a call at 252-6100. She also has permanent positions available.
SPRING HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Mark your calendars for the annual Spring Home, Garden and Outdoor Recreation show at the Lassen County Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 27. You will find all kinds of vendors there to get you ready for spring.
You will find everything from jewelry, kitchenware, saw shops, insurance, purses, candles, computer repair and so much more!
Room by Room Interiors’ Naomi Turner will be there showcasing her patio display along with many other patio ideas. Naomi also tells us Pantone's 2013 color is emerald green! Visit her display to find out how to add color to your patio.
Gina Pontarolo, manager at the Diamond Mountain Mini Mart, is very excited to announce they are having a Customer Appreciation Celebration in honor of their ninth anniversary. So they will be having a hot dog barbeque starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 24 to say “Thank You for your business.” The free hot dogs will be available while supplies last.