Attorneys Janet H. Metcalf and Julie M. McDonald have partnered to form the law firm of Metcalf & McDonald, PC. The office is located at 51 W. 2nd St. and can be contacted at 782-2558.
Metcalf has been practicing law for 21 years, 18 of those in Yuma, primarily in the field of family law. She will continue to handle family law cases including divorces, child custody issues, child support and other domestic relations matters.
McDonald, a certified criminal law specialist, will be providing legal services in all areas of criminal defense including DUI’s, juvenile delinquencies, misdemeanors and all levels of felony charges. She has been practicing for 13 years, the last six in Yuma. Her specialty has always been criminal defense.
For those who have been asking about when Chick-fil-A is going to start work on its planned restaurant at the southwest corner of Pacific Avenue and 16th Street - apparently not any time soon.
Alan Kircher, city of Yuma deputy building official, said he hasn’t heard anything from the developers for Chick-fil-A in some time, and their permit application has expired.
In other city of Yuma building activity, Kircher reported:
• Plans have been submitted for tenant improvements for the new Elks Lodge at 1917 W. 32nd St. (A portion of the 41,000-square-foot building is leased to YMCA, which is already open there). The Elks will be relocating as the organization sold its existing property at 2300 S. Elks Lane to Yuma Regional Medical Center for development of the new Yuma Regional Cancer Center where site work is already underway.
• New plans have been submitted for alterations to the women’s accessories section of Dillard’s, 1461 S. Yuma Palms Parkway at Yuma Palms Regional Center.
• Plans also have been submitted for alterations to Romer Beverage at 536 E. 20th St.
• Building permits have been issued for solar photovoltaic canopy projects at three properties in the Gowan Company family. They include at 165 kilowatt system at Gowan Company at 387 S. Madison Ave., 90 Kw system at Dune Company at 2948 S. Avenue 7E and 105 Kw system at Desert Depot at 3050 S.Avenue 7E.
• Permits have been issued for interior alterations at 220 E. 16th St., Suite A, to create a classroom for Northern Arizona University-Yuma for use in the evenings.
• And building permits have been issued for tenant improvements for Title Max at 2780 S. Pacific Ave., in a portion of the former Hollywood Video location.
Just in case you missed the news story last week, the Aviation Industrial Center at the Yuma International Airport has been completed to provide hangar space for lease to aviation and defense contractors on either a short- or long-term basis.
The facility has been dedicated to World War II flying ace Joe Foss, who served as executive director of Marine Fighting Squadron 121. Re-activated as VMFA-121 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, it is the first operational squadron in the world of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Jet.
Sindi Moffatt, licensed massage therapist and owner of Foothills Massage, is expanding her office space, staffing and hours as she starts her third year of business. The business has added a third treatment room, the staff has been expanded to eight therapists and the office will now be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, she reported.
Foothills Massage is located at 11480 S. Foothills Blvd. and can be reached at (928) 750-6646. The business offers Swedish, deep tissue, pregnancy, chair and hot stone massages.
Chikas Hair & Nail Salon recently opened for business at 1328 S. 4th Ave., offering a full range of hair and nail services. Owners are Grace Alvarez and her daughter, Jetzy Alvarez. Grace previously worked at Simply Beautiful Salon and Jetzy at Daisy’s Nails and Spa.
The salon is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.Tuesdays through Saturdays and can be reached at (928) 782-6494.
With the closure a few months ago of Don Olsen’s grocery store in Wellton, someone wondered where they might still be able to get Kammann sausage made from the original recipe brought to Yuma by pioneer farmer Walt Kammann. Unfortunately, the answer if you’re looking to stock your freezer is only at Olsen’s store in Ajo.
If you’re eating out, it’s a popular item on the menu at Brownie’s Cafe, 1145 S. 4th Ave. And once again it will featured at the annual Yuma Rotary Club’s Kammann Sausage Fry to be held Dec. 6 at the Yuma Civic Center. Olsen still supplies both of them.
Old habits die hard, as in remembering new names for established organizations.
Such was the case with a report in last Sunday’s Comings and Goings about building activity by the agency that now goes by the name Adult Literacy Plus of Southwest Arizona. The agency at 825 S. Orange Ave. plans to build a new 1,640-square-foot classroom building, a federally funded project financed by the Community Development Block Grant Program. Construction is expected to start by mid-October and be completed by Jan. 1.
By the way, the school offers help to those seeking their GED, learning English as a Second Language, and anyone wanting to improve their skills for the workplace or college who already has a GED or high school diploma. Call (928) 343-9363 for more information. It’s open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and until 5 p.m. Fridays.
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