Seasonally Yours makes some sweet additions

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By Deb Hurley Brobst

Seasonally Yours is the little store in downtown Evergreen that has grown up.

The store has expanded into the area formerly occupied by Alpine Gifts and Collectibles, and it now offers taffy and fudge.

Its new name is Seasonally Yours, Evergreen Taffy Co. and Fresh Fudge, Too! All of that is hard to fit on a business card, but “it says just about everything we do,” said store owner Janice Stutters. “We’re fun and funky with Seasonally Yours,” which has unique gift items. The store now carries 30 varieties of taffy and 12 kinds of fudge.

The name Evergreen Taffy Co. has a long tradition in Evergreen. The Henley family owned the town’s taffy company for years. Stutters said that since she has taken on a name that has such significance in Evergreen, she wanted to make sure the taffy was of the highest quality.

She found a taffy supplier in Salt Lake City that has been owned by four generations of the same family. “It took us six months to find them, but we wanted someone who would do justice to the name.”

She now has a taffy puller that she wants to put in the store window. “Once we figure out how to run the thing, we will have the machine running on the weekends.”

After that, the expansion just snowballed. Once Stutters started selling taffy, customers came in asking about fudge.

“We are going to make the fudge on the premises,” she said. Before doing so, she took a day-long fudge-making class from the company that supplies the fudge ingredients. Once Evergreen’s altitude and humidity have been factored in, making fudge should be a piece of … well … fudge.

She said she’d try making just about any flavor customers ask for, such as plain chocolate, praline and strawberry cheesecake. And she’ll be serving up samples, too.

If there’s anything to be learned about owning a business, Stutters said, it’s this: Listen to customers, and you can’t go wrong.

Stutters is also excited about the synergy of the downtown Evergreen area.

“I’m just so excited about how things are coming together. Any business who has moved downtown has found viability, and it takes all of us to make that work.”

For information, call the store at 303-679-3110.

Customer appreciation day at Kittredge General Store

Lunch this Saturday is free thanks to the Kittredge General Store.

Burgers, hot dogs and more will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. during customer appreciation day. The store is at 26301 Hill Top Drive in Kittredge.

Pet-sitting service changes owners

Fur, Fins and Feathers pet sitting service is seeing a big change, yet it’s really no change at all.

The service is changing ownership, but current owner Miriam Coca promises that the quality of service will remain the same.

Effective July 24, Fur, Fins and Feathers is now owned by Paige Bell, who has worked at the pet-sitting business for the past two years.

“Paige is superb,” Coca said. “This is a great handing of the baton. I wouldn’t trust my business to just anyone. She’s as passionate as I am about animals.”

Coca is selling the business to do more consulting work in the pet-sitting industry. She says the consulting work has gotten busier, and she’s spending more time traveling.

Bell has been running the office when Coca is out of town, so the transition is a good fit, she said.

Find the pet sitting service by calling 303-567-4945 or visit www.furfinsandfeathers.org.

About Hair moves to new location

About Hair and Nails is also seeing changes.

The hair and nail salon in Evergreen North has new owners who moved the salon to Meadow Drive last weekend.

The new salon is called About Hair and is the home to four hairdressers: Lee Wolff, MaryAnne Anderson and Jill Dirks, who will work full time, and Amy White, who will work two days a week. The new salon is only about 500 square feet, easy enough to fit the styling stations, shampoo bowls and dryers.

“We have worked together for a long, long time,” Jill Dirks said of the hairstylists who worked at the old salon. “We didn’t want to separate. There wasn’t room at any existing salons for all of us, so we’re going to do our own thing.”

The salon will be in the back of the building almost at the corner of Evergreen Parkway and Meadow Drive across from Da Kind Soup.

For information, contact the salon at 303-670-9526.

Another event facility added at Meadows of Marshdale

The Meadows at Marshdale has expanded its facilities to accommodate more events and parties.

The center added the Grandview Terrace, which opened in April. The room will comfortably hold about 70 people, but the terrace allows for a much bigger event, said Christina Seldomridge, who manages the facility.

“We’re learning what works and what doesn’t work,” Seldomridge said. “I see it as a destination between Evergreen and Conifer trying to bridge the two communities.”

She envisions Chamber of Commerce events, cocktail receptions, music fairs and just about any kind of gathering at the facility. She’s hoping it becomes a place for community events.

The event center is in the Evergreen Professional and Technological Center. For information, call Seldomridge at 717-656-2019.

Mio Café closes

Mio Café in the Elk Bridge Center closed at the end of June.

The café that served many organic food items had a sign posted on its door that said, in part:

“Time marches on. The only thing that’s consistent is change. Thank you all for your kindness and support of Mio Café and for coming out to play and being in love with us. We will truly miss our daily sharings.”

Elk Country Fence offers fence construction, supplies

Elk Country Fence, an Evergreen-owned fencing and snow removal company, continues to operate through its yard in Marshdale.

The firm does all types of fencing: customer, privacy, split rail, corrals, mail posts — just about anything the customer wants, according to co-owner Melissa Griffin. Her husband, Dan, has been working in the fencing business for more than 14 years, but Elk Country Fence has been open 3½ years.

The company also supplies materials for do-it-yourselfers at the yard, located at 6949 Highway 73.

For information, call 303-674-6561.

Have tips about businesses in Evergreen? Contact Evergreen resident Deb Hurley Brobst at deb@evergreenco.com.