Fresh food in a gas station/car wash—go figure! Teriyaki 2 Go, owned and operated by Morgan Davies and Ken Chung, has opened in the new Skogie’s Auto Spa on Harvey and Underhill.
Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m., the kiosk serves wonderful, reasonably priced “to go” dishes of their signature Teriyaki items (chicken, beef, wild salmon, vegetarian and vegetarian with tofu) coupled with vegetables and Teriyaki sauce atop steamed rice. The kiosk food bar will also offer extra sides of rice and miso soup, all in “sumo size” portions. The dishes are very inviting, and when you are in Skogie’s, you will smell the delicious food and definitely want to try some. Call 250-859-4356 firstname.lastname@example.org.
After 12 years as assistant manager at Bellissima in Orchard Park, Sandra Fisher is retiring at the end of May. Both Sandra and her husband Larry, who is also retiring, intend to stay in Kelowna. Bellissima has recently relocated their store in Orchard Park, now situated beside the Sears Home outlet. The entire existing staff of Olga, Darlene, Lynne, Jane and Urszula have moved to the new location. Call 250-717-8876.
Mitten & Son Disposal Services, owned by the Mitten family (Don, David and Monica), have started operating in West Kelowna. The disposal service offers every kind of removal service from junk, rubbish and appliances to furniture, yard waste, garbage, recycling and clean-up service for both residential and commercial customers. Call 778-755-5772;www.mittenandson.com.
Howard and Diana Rensler, of Renscon Marketing are relocating to Fort McMurray, Alta next month. Howard is taking a position with The Casman Group of Companies as their global marketing manager. Diana is currently vice-president, business development for Homes and Land Magazine. Call 778-478-9748; email@example.com.
The Greenroom Restaurant, located in the Cultural District at 101-1360 Ellis St., has new owners, a new menu and a new look. Owner Kevin O’Brien, who relocated from Toronto a year ago, has created a new menu inspired by the ethnic melting pot of New York City, that city’s metropolitan cuisine featuring globally inspired dishes with New World infusions. The casual gourmet menu offers an array of locally sourced foods and wines with gluten-free and vegetarian options. The restaurant also offers a beautiful 46-seat patio and the inside seating has been rearranged, offering an appealing atmosphere. Home of the Singing Servers, The Greenroom is open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Some unique menu items are strawberry brie chicken ciabatta, chili butternut squash quesadilla, pear and prosciutto salad, Jack root ribs and Greenroom paella. Call 250-869-0193; www.greenroomrestaurant.com.
The Karis Support Society is the recipient of the Spirit of Kelowna Award for the excellent work the society does to provide safe housing, support, life skills and training for people caught in life altering addiction and mental health issues.
The Kelowna Crime Prevention Association has a new 2011 board of directors. Sitting on the board are David Anderson, Michael Bafia, Bill Boyd, Hanni Gebauer, Jill Hotchkiss, John James, Shelley Lyon, Ann Morrison, Gary Ransbottom, William Rojas, Betty Wagstaff, Nora Perehudoff and Denise Porter. Start cleaning up those file cabinets and bring your shredding to their Shred Day on Saturday, May 28, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the parking lot of Crown Packaging on Enterprise Way. Your confidential documents will be shredded on-site by Okanagan Paper Shredding for a minimum donation of $5 for a maximum three boxes of documents. Smart Card Defender Sleeves will also be sold (three for $10). All monies raised will be used to support crime prevention programs. Contact Jill Hotchkiss at 250-712-9657; www.kcpa.ca.
Also receiving the Spirit of Kelowna Award are- The Raging Grannies for the ladies do to raise awareness about issues, attend significant community events and protest injustices in our world.
Brooke Day, a hair stylist on Vancouver Island for 21 years, has relocated to Kelowna. She has started a new business, Brooke’s Hair Styling Home Services. Just as it says, Day is a mobile hair stylist and offers men’s and ladies’ cuts ($18), perm and cuts ($55) and colour and cuts ($50) in your own home for all ages, including kids. She will also travel to senior care centres. Being mobile, she brings all her own products and accessories, including towels and capes. If you would like to get a haircut for the entire family, she offers a family discount and all prices include tax. Call 250-979-7277.
Louise Coulter has been a cook at Café Soleil, at 553 Bernard Ave., for 10 years. She plans to relocate to Grande Prairie. Alta., to live with her family, and she will surely be missed. Café Soleil will hold a going away event for Louise on Thursday, May 19, from 7 to 8.p.m. Call 250-861-5528.
Married dentists Jonathan Visscher and Debra Matson have opened Okanagan Smiles, located at 101-2149 Springfield Rd. The couple offer a wide range of products and services, including root canals, extractions, veneers, crowns and bridges, Invisalign braces and even Botox shots. They also offer custom fit mouth guards for kids enrolled in community programs at cost (you don’t have to be a patient to obtain this service). The couple are also the official dental sponsor for the Big White Racer Ski Team who use their mouth guards. Call 250-763-3338;www.okanagansmiles.com.
Rose Cross, a 45-year member of the Royal Purple, is the newly elected Honoured Royal Lady of the Royal Purple Kelowna Lodge #56. Other newly elected officers are Vi Allardice (past Honoured Royal Lady); Sandra Wardell (associate Royal Lady); Audrey Casavant (Loyal Lady); Sonja Rosco (lecturing lady); Sheila Falk (secretary); Elsie Chahley (treasurer); Joyce Wood (conductress); Phyllis Mintram (chaplain); Teresa Pugliese (guard) Elaine Freeman (historian—appointed) and Betty Hatch (pianist—appointed).
Curtis Davies and Amy Whitney have started a new business. Called Restaurants Delivered, it offers a multi-restaurant delivery service delivering the foods you crave. Here’s how it works. Phone the restaurant directly and place your order. The restaurant will then phone their delivery dispatcher to notify them that a delivery order has been requested. It generally takes about 45 minutes to get your order delivered. You can pay with cash, debit or credit card, and the delivery charge is about $6 plus HST within three kilometres. They deliver seven days a week, 3 to 10 p.m. For a list of the restaurants they service or for more information go to www.restaurantdelivered.ca. If any restaurants are interested in their service call, 250-863-2226.
Next time you are downtown, drop into Pebblecreek Custom Design Furniture, 1650 Pandosy St., owned by Jennifer and Matt Seib. It’s much more than a furniture store, chock full of accessories, bedding, giclee canvas and acrylic prints, dishes, lamps, candles and glass wear, along with the furniture that is made in their own factory in Surrey. Look also for the neatest placemats that look like linen, but are actually a type of plastic and very reasonable, perfect for the patio or inside as well. Call 778-478-0130; www.pebblecreekdesign.,com.
One of my favourite stores will open soon at Orchard Park Mall. Laura, Laura Plus and Laura Petite is finally opening in our city. Keep tuned for more info.
Murder and Mayhem Ink is a new company based in the Okanagan that promises audiences a unique and fun experience that will be remembered for years to come. The company writes customized murder mysteries and supplies actors for character, staffing, special event appearances or emcee services, the business brainchild of Donna Brayshaw, Frank Takacs and Patricia Burns. They have a great stable of actors, but are also looking for more actors to join their troupe. Auditions will be on Sunday, May 29, from 1 to p.m. For more details, contact Donna at 250-575-5711; firstname.lastname@example.org or www.murderandmayhemink.com.
Happy 50th anniversary to Valerie and Michael Dagenais (May 20).
BrainTrust Canada has some leftover plants from their weekend plant sale, now available at discounted prices from their head office at #11-368 Industrial Ave. (strip mall across from OK Builders on Ellis Street) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays until the end of next week. Call 250-762-3233.
Dan and Wanda Truong, of Mekong Restaurant at 1030 Harvey Ave., are celebrating their 24th anniversary in business. The Troungs offer anyone celebrating a birthday throughout the year a birthday dinner for up to $12.95. Mekong has been at the Harvey location for the past 12 years. And, as always, the Truongs will mark their business birthday by offering a draw for a trip for two to Victoria, to be drawn at the end of May. Call 250-763-8000.
If you would like to learn to mountain bike and learn to trail run, Kim Froom and Phoenix Fitness will offer a Spokes and Laces Weekend for Women, May 13 to 15. Get a group of your friends together for a fun and fitness weekend. Call 250-808-0158.
Congrats to Mandy Taylor and Mike Gola (both work at Rona) on the birth of their son, Lucas, on April 22, and also to proud grandparents Mary-Ann and Tom Graham (Maggie’s Café).
The Red Shoe Shuffle Race is a charity event set to take place at the Royal LePage Garage Sale for the Shelter Foundation on May 14 at noon in the parking lots at 1-1890 Cooper Rd. and #11-2475 Dobbin Rd. in West Kelowna. The vision of “men in red” all decked out and running neck and neck to the finish line is worth going to.
I won’t be doing a column next week—see you on May 25.
Birthdays of the week: Happy 65th Arnie Schneider, Schneider, Sample Ohlmann (May 13); happy 70th Joe Moyer (May 1); Susan Johal, (May 8); Lynn Hamilton (May 13); Laurie Anne Livingstone, Save On Foods (May 11); Stan Martindale, Ramada Hotel (May 16); Art Born (May 18); in memory of our father, Edward Abram (May 16); Ken Derer (May 19); Marg Bernath (May 19); Pam Johnson, TAC Mobility (May 22).
Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, fax 250-860-3173, email email@example.com.