Bits ‘n’ pieces from around the town

21 Jun

Thanks to Carol Thayer and son William at The Enchanted Alpaca for a great Coffee Clatter event Friday morning. Lots of people sharing news about their businesses. Don’t miss the next one … Good chat with Craig Holloway of Golf Etc. at the groundbreaking event for Mid-Columbia Medical Center’s new Mind Body center in The Dalles: He’s survived a year, and business is up in double digits. That’s news we love to hear … Looking for something different in a getaway? Check out the Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. Owners Pete and Latisha Steadman have created a lux retreat, as alluring for out-of-towners as it should be for locals looking to score a cool staycation … There’s a new Subaru-focused mechanic in town. Tony Vinsant calls himself the Suby Man. He’s in White Salmon for the moment, but when he handed me his card recently at the Event Site (he must’ve noticed that I drive a Subaru), he said he wanted to move to the Hood. Call 509-281-1487, or send e-mail. Oh, yeah, he’s a blogger, too. … Great bread, soon, although much later than first anticipated. Michael Eggebrecht and his wife Cassandra say they’ve finally wrestled dangling purchase details to the ground, and should be opening Eggebrecht’s Bakery soon (original plans were for mid-May), in the old Panzanella space at 5th and Cascade. Thanks, Michael, for the free loaves that you and Cassandra seem to drop by with tasty regularity … Did you know that Candyland has moved from the Heights to downtown, at 111 Third St.? Biz is better since the move, what with a bit more walk-in traffic. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 or maybe later, seven days. … Whoops, That’s … History? Spoke briefly with Rachel Hallett of That’s Swank the other day, and it sounds as if its five-year run is nearing an end. The owners plan to shut ‘er down later this year, so get your pre-owned fashions now. Rachel’s going to be sticking around town, though, and resuming her graphic design work. Call 541-490-4781 … Looking for help with weddings? Talk to Mary Ortega, whose Bella Bliss Boutique is sharing space in the front of Lucy’s Informal Flowers, at 311 Oak. Mary provides all sorts of decorative accoutrement to make your event the most memorable ever. … Need a tent for an event? Sam Gambill and Kristy Holsopple have added a White Salmon-based tent rental business to their day jobs. Tents and Rents has a variety of gear for those special occasions. And when they’re not renting tents? Sam works in the lab at Hood River Distillers, and Kristy works … in the lab at Full Sail Brewing. Part-TY!

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