I'm Back

November 19, 2013 

Me and my column "Guess What I heard" are back after a 13-year hiatus and I have all these little bits of information flying around my head like little birds.

One of the bits of information I heard was that the Oakhurst Area Chamber of Commerce Business Committee is working on something terrific for our local business owners and for Mountain Area shoppers. Now they haven't pulled it all together yet but what little I heard was exciting. I will definitely keep you posted on this one.

I am sorry more people didn't make it to our Library Community Room on Saturday, Nov. 9. It was very informative and I learned a lot about "Fracking" — yes, it's another "F" word that we really need to investigate some more.

Branches Book Store, according to Ann Driscoll, will be having a book signing at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, with author Jennifer Moss. She also said she will be open seven days a week. The new hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Did you know they carry some Watkins products? My mother used to buy things from the Watkins man — he had a delivery truck and made the rounds periodically.

You really need to stop in The Solstice Gallery in the Junction Plaza at the corner of Highway 41 and Crane Valley Road (426). Amy Duke has plants, plants, and more plants and she features a different plant each month. This month (November) she is featuring Pineapple Bromilead. I bet you didn't know that pineapple slice you eat is a Bromilead. See you learn all kinds of things when you snoop around town.

Simple to Superb Boutique, also in the Junction Plaza, is having a whopper of a deal for "Black Friday" — you know, that's the Friday after Thanksgiving. They are opening at 5 a.m. that day and will be open till 8 p.m. Here's a special — for $100 you get to have all you can stuff in a single bag. Now, there are exclusions such as jewelry and accessories. Just clothes, but it sounds like a real deal doesn't it?

Did you hear about the Tequila Tasting that was held Tuesday at Roman's Bar above Crab Cakes Restaurant? I didn't know that much about Tequila but as they say, you are never too old to learn. Just ask me what I learned?

And speaking of libations, the South Gate Brewing Co. is donating a percentage of their sales to Manna House every Wednesday in November. And they are celebrating the football season by being open on Mondays from 4-9 p.m. through the end of the season.

This column is for all the people who have been asking me "when are you going to start your column again?" I must remind you — I can't do it without you. If you remember, you would always get word to me about really interesting things going on around town and you always had good questions.

This column will be a partnership between me, the Sierra Star and you the readers.

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