Stephanie Palagi

Relighting another neon sign

You are cordially invited to join Old Town Pocatello’s Relight the Night Committee for the relighting ceremony of the historic Rexall Drug neon sign on Wednesday. This sign was donated by Mr. William Eames, owner of the sign since 1990. The sign will make its new home inside Cottonwood Junction, 141 N. Main St., which is the historic Woolworth’s Department Store. Michael Snyder Haas, owner of the building, is excited to show off the sign he is giving a new home as well as helped to renovate. The relighting ceremony will begin at 7:15 p.m. A reception will follow. This is the 14th neon sign renovated and shining brightly in Historic Old Town Pocatello.

Haunted History Walking Tour tickets now available

Our favorite paranormal investigators are back! SPIRO Paranormal and Old Town Pocatello are pleased to present the 11th annual Haunted History Walking Tours. Tour dates are Oct. 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 with Friday tours beginning at 7 p.m. and Saturday tours beginning at 6 p.m. During the tour, you will visit four haunted buildings in Old Town Pocatello, not just walk by them, but go inside to learn about the history and experience for yourself the sights and sounds or paranormal activity. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for young adults ages 8-15. Tickets must be purchased in advance and group sizes are limited. Our tours sell out each year, so don’t wait to get your tickets. Visit our website,, for ticket information and to purchase your tickets. Cameras and flash lights are welcome on our tours. Yes, we will be visiting a famous high school on this year’s tour!

This week in Old Town

  • ISU Homecoming is Saturday. Be sure to stop in to The Orange & Black Store, 103 S. Main St., to pick up some new gear for the game. Shirts, hats, hoodies, jackets and more are all in stock. And, remember, 12 percent of all proceeds from officially licensed products sold at the Orange & Black Store goes to scholarships for ISU students.
  • Poky Kids, inside Station Square at 200 S. Main St., will be hosting a Fight The Flu Make & Take from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Make a doTerra roller (kid-safe oils) to help your families stay healthy this flu season. RSVP required as space is limited. Visit their Facebook page for additional information or call 208-252-5245.
  • A four-week beginning digital photography class starts Thursday and continues each Thursday this month at the Pocatello Art Center, 444 N. Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. each night. The instructor is Richard Albright. This course will help students become comfortable with their digital cameras. You need to pre-register and pay fees at the art center. Call 208-232-0970 for more information. Class size will be limited to five students.
  • Westside Players will present Agatha Christie’s “Witness For The Prosecution” running each Friday and Saturday through the month. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are available with dinner or for the show only. To purchase tickets, visit or call 208-234-2654.
  • The Friends of the Marshall Public Library will host their Fall Used Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sale will be held in the Marshall Library, 113 S. Garfield Ave. A wide variety of paperpack and hardcover books as well as videos and CDs will be available for purchase. Books will be $3 per bag (bags will be provided).
  • Your favorite place for academic tutoring has moved to a larger location. Now at 427 N. Main St., Suite H, Maggie’s Place Learning Center offers personalized and affordable, one-on-one tutoring for students K-12 in Math, English Language Arts, ACT/SAT prep, along with study and organizational skills. Maggie’s Place Learning Center is open Monday through Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Saturdays by appointment. Stop by any time to speak with our Director Dan Randall, and schedule your student’s free academic assessment. Also, be on the lookout for their open house in late October. Check out their website for more information:
  • Main Steam Coffee & Desserts, 234 N. Main St., invites you in to enjoy a delicious coffee drink and a variety of sweets and locally made items. They offer free Wi-Fi, so it is a perfect spot to study. Student discounts with your student ID, both ISU and local high schools. And all clients receive loyalty cards: Buy eight drinks and receive your ninth drink free. Be sure to try their Poky Pride or, just in time for ISU Homecoming, try their new Bengals Roar Latte.
  • Stop by Portneuf Valley Brewing and burst out laughing with your friends and family watching the amazing ISU improv group, The Comedy Project on Tuesday. Loft opens at 6 p.m. for dinner and the show. Just a $5 cover charge with proceeds going to ISU for a great time that will bring you tears of joy. Friday night catch funky, bebop, and classy jazz from the talented band: Funk30:PM starting at 8:30 p.m. This is a kid-friendly and free show.
  • At The Yellowstone Restaurant, enjoy Wine Tasting every Tuesday at 5 p.m. Stop in for Happy Hour every Monday through Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. and enjoy half off cocktails, beer and wine. On Thursday, stop in for Jazz & Blues featuring Rail City Jazz. Music begins at 7 p.m.
  • The First National Bar, 234 W. Center St., will host Soul Full of Blues live on stage beginning at 9 p.m. Friday. No cover.

Stephanie Palagi is the executive director of Old Town Pocatello, Inc. The Old Town Pocatello office can be reached at 208-232-7545 or by visiting