Word on the Street for May 21
The City of The Dalles has been awarded the certificate of achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for their comprehensive annual financial report for the year ending June 30, 2013.
Tatto artists are racking up the accolades
Jacob Hanks has won 14 competition trophies in the two years since he opened a studio at 508 B Washington Street in The Dalles. His father, Larry, has become a respected legend in Hawaii after 45 years of painting exquisite designs on living canvases.
A new committee is working toward creating a predictable environment for development In the saga of local building projects like Walmart and the regional jail’s Dakine building, the U.S. Clean Water Act’s wetlands rules have been seen as the “ogre” that has held development at bay, in some cases for years, but a new committee is working on a way to resolve wetlands issues before specific construction is even contemplated.
The largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the United States, the Cellular Connection, is launching its first store in The Dalles with a noon ribbon-cutting Friday, May 17, part of an all-day grand opening event. The Dalles store, located at 400 Mt. Hood St. across from Staples, is the 10th store in Oregon. It uses the company’s “Rockstar” layout, which is designed to give customers hands-on access to the latest wireless devices. The back of the store is a lounge area with couches and chairs, giving guests a comfortable place to play with devices and accessories.
Tourists aren’t the only people who can acquire a keepsake representing The Dalles, and discover local businesses in the process.
John Coats of The Dalles joins forces with Camas’ David Jackson John Coats, an 18-year veteran of financial services and planning with New York Life Insurance Co., has joined forces with David Jackson of Camas to form the Coats Jackson Financial Group.
Caught giving good service: It’s that time again. It’s time to recognize the people with the power to brighten — and potentially ruin — our days with one cheerful or blistering comment.
One Community Health celebrates the grand opening of its new health care facility at 1040 Webber St., with a grand opening and ribbon cutting Saturday, May 18. The ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 10 a.m. The building will be open for tours until noon.
Lot partition fees called unfair The Dalles City Council was chastised Monday for driving citizens to seek help from the legislature to lower the “unfair” cost of partitioning a lot.
Bob Stone Freeway Autocenter was recently honored by Subaru of America for outstanding achievement in the area of service customer care and satisfaction.
The clinic is a partnership with Oregon Health and Science University Fresenius Medical Care North America welcomes guests to its grand opening celebration this afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m., which marks the first time a dialysis clinic has been based in The Dalles.
Tip of the hat to Catherine Ruggles, a physical therapist with Visiting Health Services in The Dalles for being named the therapist of the year by the Oregon Association for Home Care. Ruggles provides therapy in both Sherman County and the south end of Wasco County. Some of her patients report feeling much more hopeful after physical therapy intervention.
The Port of The Dalles could see businesses building as early as next year at its future Chenoweth Business Park.
A BUSINESS WINDOW contest organized by The Dalles Main Street and celebrating Northwest Cherry Festival drew some creative entries that brightened The Dalles this past weekend. Taking first place in the event was Sigman’s Flowers (top), second place went to The Dalles Furniture (above, left) and third place to Klindt’s Booksellers.
Lindsey Shouse wants to help people capture the special moments and milestones they want to remember forever. Shouse recently launched “That Good” Photography at 502 Washington St. in The Dalles.
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