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You know what I truly like about this time of year? I like cleaning out my closet of summer clothes, and unpacking my winter wear. I get to ooohh and ahhh over all the darling outfits I purchased right here in Oroville. My closets aren’t spacious enough to handle four seasons at a time. The truth is I have a two season system, with daytime and nighttime attire. Thanks to all you awesome local merchants, I also have the best collection of gold purses, shoes, tops, bottoms, and almost anything else one can imagine appropriate for a Newcomer to wear in Oroville. Am I spoiled? You bet! I am also a natural-born Shop-A-holic!
When I first moved to Oroville I discovered the local retail motto: “If we don’t have it, we’ll get it! Just tell us what you want or need.” The town kept their promise, and I suddenly found myself acquiring a brand new wardrobe. Where did I go? Where can you go? My stylish wardrobe, kind of a mix and match came from What To Wear and Betty Jean’s, both on Bird Street. Then there is Ruby’s, Red Fly, and Special EFX Boutique, all on Montgomery Street (across from the downtown municipal parking). Oh Oh, how can I forget that elegant newer high fashion store known as Coyote Clothing on Myers St. and Wylie’s Boutique, both located across from FRSCA (Feather River Senior Citizens Association). Each of the aforementioned stores are unique in their own right. Doesn’t matter if I want high-fashion, casual wear, accessories or more, I still get a thrill out of checking out local privately owned stores.
Once I got the knack of what to wear in Oroville, I discovered my 4-inch spike shoes were no longer appropriate. That’s when I found Nelson Footwear. Thanks to The Nelson’s, I can walk and talk at the same time. (lol) And my feet don’t hurt any more. That’s right I can walk the blocks from Municipal Parking lot up Myers, to Robinson, Bird, or High Streets. Then across any one of them to Huntoon Street, and more stores. Have you been to the “Gently Used Thrift Shop” on Huntoon? It used to be on Myers Street at Park. Now, with more room, Gently Used has expanded their inventory to include far more merchandise. (Men, women large and small, children, babies and a lot more.) Also on the corner of Montgomery & Huntoon, I notice an antique store is opening right there on the corner. Oh! I love to see new stores, new businesses opening in Oroville, whether it’s downtown or any part of town.
I love hanging out in Historical Downtown Oroville. I love the friendly people, interesting stores, (jewelry, furniture, candy, game, kitchen, book stores, gently-used, spa’s and consignment stores.) I’m crazy about the beauty shops, barber shops, personal care and tanning stores. I admit, I haven’t patronized the tattoo parlors, but understand many people do. In fact, tattoos are considered stylish today.
My very favorite shopping day has been on the First Friday of most every month. Now I am informed there is going to be a different celebration in downtown Oroville. What? The business owners on Montgomery Street have started a new trend—”The Last Friday of October.” That’s right last Friday was an eventful time for everyone to see what new fashions had arrived in our town. This event included all the stores on Montgomery Street, including but not limited to The Red Fly, Ruby’s, and Special EFX Boutique. Coyote Clothing Store had their own special celebration and high fashion display, also. I hope they do it every Friday in November and right up until Christmas. The First Friday is always a surprise…music in the streets, decorated windows, a little cheer here and there, and a snack or two.
FRSCA is a wonderful place for me to kick off my shoes on almost every Saturday from now until the end of the year. So long as the Farmer’s Market is around, you can bet FRSCA will help you keep your veggies cool, while you play Bingo or shop. A little bird told me they may even help out with your Christmas wrappings after Thanksgiving.
I just got word from Luceddies Restaurant on Montgomery St. that the Pina Sisters will be entertaining during Thursday night dinner hours. Angelina has the voice of an Angel. Drop by and have dinner around 6 or 6:30, before you head to The Birdcage Theatre. Thursday nights are now discount nights at The Birdcage. Ticket’s are only $10 on Thursdays. Cost goes up to $15 on Friday and Saturday. Talking about entertainment … if you are new in town, or have lived here a long time, I would love to hear from you and about the local stores you enjoy. If you are a business owner, I would like you to drop me a line and share your experience. With my editor’s approval, I just might get your information printed. My new E-Mail Address is: email@example.com.
I love Roxy’s Golden Poppy, on Montgomery Street. Her son fixed me the greatest Salmon sandwich, when I dropped in the other day. Roxy told me, “We are celebrating 4 years here. Do you remember when we first met!” Roxy, you bet I do. WOW! How time flies.
YMCA’s Comedy Night is scheduled for Friday, November 16th at the Southside Community Center. This is a fund raiser. I went last year to this event and had a great time. Tickets are only $25 per person, if you get them early, and they can be gotten from the YMCA. Call 533-9622. (You can use your credit card.) The price goes up to $30, if you wait to get them at the door.
No, I didn’t forget … PETCO has opened for business. They are located in the Raley’s shopping center, next to Marshall’s. Their Grand Opening is scheduled for the first week in November. Watch for more information in The Digger News. And, don’t forget to read the classified section of this paper. It’s always fun.
Well folks, that’s all for today. I am really running out of space. Drop me a line, if you have time. Take advantage of the good weather; it won’t be around for long. Be sure to say, Hello, if you see me with the gold cap and my name spelled out…della