Beltone Hearing Care Centers announces that Walter Kelly is the new owner and manager of the regional Beltone Center in Yuma that serves Yuma, La Paz and Imperial counties. The current office is at 11665 S. Fortuna Road (stop by and see the model airplanes on display) with additional locations soon to be announced. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and can be reached at (928) 342-6000.
Kelly brings to his new position more than 10 years of hearing aid fitting and dispensing experience. In addition to being a certified hearing instrument specialist, he has experience building, modifying, repairing and cleaning hearing aids to best meet the needs of his patients. His training and career began with Hearing By Design, a full-service lab repairing and building hearing aids in Las Vegas, and continued in the San Diego area. With Kelly's arrival, the Yuma Beltone Center will have a full-service hearing aid lab.
An Eagle Scout, Kelly was the Kiwanis Club of La Mesa's Kiwanian of the Year while in California and is now a member of Foothills Rotary and a collector of remote control airplanes.
As Yuma Regional Medical Center continues on a major building project that will culminate in a new, larger Emergency Department and Cancer Center, some services have relocated to a new medical office in Tuscany Plaza, 2851 S. Avenue B, Lot 25, reported Machele Headington, spokeswoman for the hospital.
Already settled in and seeing patients in the new location is Children's Health Services, which can be reached at 336-7794.
Children's Specialty Clinic also is relocating there, providing office space for pediatric specialists to see patients in Yuma.
And residents in the hospital's new residency program will have a learning center and clinic there.
The wait for Bernardo's Pizza in the Foothills to reopen wasn't very long after all.
Founder Samuel Bernardo's son Mark and his wife, Tina, have completed all the necessary paperwork and now have the popular restaurant open again at the same location — 11242 S. Foothills Blvd., Suite 15 — with the same menu under the new name Bernardo's Foothills.
The hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Call 342-2034 to order ahead.
For a small fee, businesses can place their logo for a year on a metal plate on the dining benches. A portion of the fee will be donated to a local organization.
In other Foothills news, Hank's Market and Butcher Shop, 11720 S. Foothills Blvd., is closed for the summer while the store undergoes some changes. When it reopens in October, the store will have a smaller shopping space (and more warehouse) but with the same departments: butcher shop, produce and groceries.
One other change coming is implementation of a delivery service for area residents who find it difficult to do their grocery shopping in person, according to store owners Paula and Andrew Capestro. People will be able to place their order either by phone or online and their groceries will be delivered to their home.
Gadsden Mail & More LLC has opened in Gadsden, providing P.O. boxes and such services as copying, shipping, FedEx and UPS dropoffs and stamp purchases. It is located at 18536 S. Highway 95 and can be reached at 627-0766. Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
It is the business of Katie Franco, whose great-grandfather opened the original mail service in Gadsden in the 1940s. It was later taken over by the federal government, which closed it three months ago. Now Franco has reopened it to serve the residents of the small community south of Yuma.
Locally made Liquid Eyewear sunglasses are now available on every Snap-on truck across the nation and have been a hit, announced Kristen Linde, business director for Liquid Eyeware. Snap-on is the No. 1 tool truck in the country, known for its highest quality tools and equipment for professional mechanics.
The sunglasses are made of T6 Aircraft grade aluminum and are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, family-owned factory in Yuma at 1335 S. Pacific Ave., Suite 102. Look for the best selling models Gasket, Player, and Titan on all Snap-on trucks now with new colors and models coming soon.
According to a sign in the window, Eat Asian Super Buffet, 1960 E. Palo Verde St., is closed until the end of July for renovations that include tile, carpet and paint work.
Lush Resale Clothing Store has moved from the Goodwill Career Center and is now located in Western Village at 1404 S. 4th Ave. — actually that's back to Western Village, as the store previously had been located there.
The store sells new and lightly used brand-name clothing, shoes and accessories. It can be reached at 329-9093.
A native of Minnesota, Lynette Toepfer has lived in Yuma for the past 12 years and considers it home. For 10 of those years, she worked at KCFY 88.1 FM, the local Christian Radio Station.
Now she's making her first business “ad”venture as a permanent makeup artist as the owner of Simplify Beauty LLC, Permanent Makeup by Lynette. Her business is located in the Century Plaza at 281 N. 24th St. Suite 140 (inside Nohemi's Threading Studio) and can be reached at 503-4220.
After a two-year hiatus during the housing slump, Gradias Construction is back in business and building homes as well as providing renovations, additions and other improvements.
Since 1998, the company has built more than 300 homes in the Yuma area. Gradias Construction is owned by Sylvia Gradias and her son, Eric. Sylvia can be reached at 287-0770 and Eric at 1-602-657-6599.
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