Santa to visit Ace stores


Santa Claus is coming to Ace Hardware.

The man in red will make appearances at both Ace stores in Walla Walla and Milton-Freewater on Saturday, said Linda Henry, who co-owns the businesses with her husband, Doug. Santa will appear 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Eastgate store in Walla Walla, 460 N. Wilbur Ave. He'll then move to the Milton-Freewater store, 11 N. Columbia St., from 2-5 p.m. Parents should bring a camera to take their own pictures.


Touchet bed-and-breakfast Cameo Heights Mansion was named one of the Best in the West in the fifth annual awards.

The Web-based awards are coordinated by, an online Bamp;B directory and reservation network. Awards are based on reviews submitted by travelers who logged onto the Web site. Cameo Heights, owned by Alan and Deanne Fielding, is located on a bluff overlooking the Walla Walla River. For more information, visit: .


Don't forget Sterling Savings Bank will host an open house at the downtown Walla Walla branch Friday to benefit employees of Mr. Ed's.

The Isaacs Avenue restaurant burned in a Dec. 5 fire. A temporary location for the restaurant is in the works at the Walla Walla Elks Lodge. Meanwhile, Sterling employees will collect nonperishable foods and gifts for children 1 to 17 Friday to help the employees through Christmas. The branch at 2 E. Main St. will operate 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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