On Main Street

| Compiled by Karen Larsen |

This is an occasional column that highlights business news in Waterville and smaller Douglas County communities. If you have a business and would like to include a piece of news in the next column, please e-mail me at larsen@empire-press.com.

Waterville Days is on the way, and for the third summer in a row, Teresa Ruud of Checkered Tablecloth will be sponsoring a chili cook-off. She is looking for more top-notch chili cooks to take part in the contest. She may be contacted at 745-8323. The Checkered Tablecloth restaurant on Chelan Avenue opened for the season last month, offering lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Outdoor seating is available on warm days. Ruud is also available for catering.

Kimberly Gormley of Signs Etcetera wants to remind farmers to get their truck lettering and USDOT numbers before harvest starts.

Highway 2 Brew is adding some new items to their summer menu. These include an Angus cheeseburger sandwich, raspberry lemonade smoothie and mango green tea. Some of the most popular items on the menu are milkshakes, sugar cookies, breakfast croissants and Italian sodas. They also cater box lunches. They are open at 5:30 a.m. weekdays, 6:30 a.m. Saturdays and 7:30 a.m. Sundays.

If you have friends or family coming in to town, keep the Waterville Hotel in mind. The Hotel Lobby is open until midnight weekdays and 1 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. They have Wi-Fi. Rates for rooms run $49 to $89, with suites a bit more. Detailed information about the rooms can be found at the new hotel website: www.watervillehotel.com.

The Blue Rooster Bakery and Art Gallery is announcing, “Maple Bar Fridays.” With at least 24-hours notice on orders, we will make free deliveries to your place of work or business within the Waterville city limits. The price of maple bars remains the same. Free delivery is for orders of one dozen or more and delivery is sometime between 9 and 10 a.m. Phone number for deliveries is (509) 293-6070 or by e-mail at info@thebrooster.com.

At its annual meeting held earlier this month in Yakima, members of the Washington Apple Education Foundation (WAEF) Board of Directors elected Miles Kohl to serve as its chairman.  Kohl is the CEO of Allan Brothers located in Naches.