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Need2Know: New businesses in the county; summer cooking classes at Spice Traveler; new donation program at Goodwill

Shopko staff in Chino Valley are counting down to opening day.

Shopko staff in Chino Valley are counting down to opening day.

Motorcycle business opening June 4

Curley’s Customs, a motorcycle service and repair shop, will be having a grand opening on Saturday June 4, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There will be free food, discounts on leathers, giveaways and raffles.

Some of the business’s specialties include custom paint, motorcycle builds, tire repair and leather and apparel.

The shop is located at 7391 E. 1st St. in Prescott Valley.

Updates on Chino Valley Shopko and Paulden Ace Hardware

The new Shopko in Chino Valley is starting to take shape and has begun counting down to opening day. If the countdown holds true, the store will be open on Monday, July 10.

The new Ace Hardware in Paulden has also come up with a more concrete opening date. Rather than opening in early June, as previously thought, co-owner Dave Sheets said they’re looking at somewhere between early-to-mid July.

Summer cooking classes offered

Spice Traveler in downtown Prescott is offering a lineup of cooking classes this summer taught by Chef Deb Snyder.

Snyder is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, has worked at resorts and been a culinary educator for the past 15 years.

Each class includes a cooking demo, samples of featured dishes, and recipes/spice samples to take home.

A different class will be offered each week, starting with Farm to Table Cooking on Tuesday, June 7, 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Advance registration is required as space is limited and the cost is $40 per person.

Subsequent classes include Superstition Meadery Tasting & Tapas on June 14 ($50 registration), Life’s a Beach on June 21, Who Doesn’t Love Ice Cream on July 12, Olive U Tasting & Cooking Class on July 19 and French Cuisine on July 26.

Spice Traveler is located in the historic Old Capitol Market Building at 120 W Gurley St. Call 928-445-1377 to register or for more information.

Goodwill launches new donation drive

Goodwill of Central Arizona has launched a new donation drive program aimed at helping schools, sports teams, churches and nonprofit organizations raise money.

It’s a simple concept. Goodwill assists such groups to host donation drives and then pays those groups by the pound for the donations collected.

“The donation drive program is a win-win for everyone involved,” said Dee Skipton, supervisor of the Prescott Goodwill Career Center. “Local groups collect gently used items to donate to Goodwill and receive much needed funding.”’

Blue Ridge Market Mini Storage adds services

Blue Ridge Market Mini Storage, a Chevron gas station and storage facility, has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the Dewey community.

Blue Ridge Market Mini Storage at 210 S. Hwy. 69 will offer U-Haul trucks, trailers, towing equipment, support rental items and in-store pickup for boxes.

Robeks donates graduation smoothies

The owner of Robeks in Prescott Valley, Jamie Parker, recently donated 15 gallons of smoothies to Prescott High School’s graduates.

“We try to donate smoothies at any local event to show support of our community,” Parker said. “We participated last year as well and look forward to continuing this tradition for years to come.”

Dawn Despain, Prescott High School’s Parent, Teacher, Student Association (PTSA) president-elect, worked with Robeks to organize the donation.

“Kylie (assistant manager) and Jamie from Robeks were great to work with and were so generous to donate to our 2016 Grad Night party,” Despain said.

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