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Stephanie Palagi

Thank you, hanging flower basket sponsors

Thank you to these businesses that have so graciously sponsored the beautiful hanging flower baskets throughout Old Town Pocatello. We love summer and we love you for helping make Old Town Pocatello even more beautiful:

Bannock Civitan Club, Bannock County Commissioners, Citizens Community Bank, City of Pocatello, Costco, Denny’s Wrecker Service, Elliott’s Color Box Media, Farm Bureau, Hansen Janitorial, Hill Family, ICCU, Idaho Power, Intermountain Gas, Ireland Bank, JHS Architects, Leadership Pocatello-Chubbuck, Liberty Hall, Maag Prescription & Medical Supply, Mark Buckalew, MD McCarthy, McDonalds, Mountain View Event Center, Mutual Insurance, Myers Anderson Architects, Neighborworks Pocatello, Old Federal Building, Pioneer Title, Portneuf Medical Center, Pocatello Electric, Pocatello Pet Lodge, Portneuf Valley Family Center, Prime Time Auctions, Racine Olson Law, Rails West Credit Union, ReMax Country Real Estate, School District 25, Sign Up Signs & Graphics, Simplot, Station Square, Tejac Advertising and University Financial Group.

This week in Old Town

Four more front-line workers will receive free mattresses! Pocatello Electric and Serta have joined forces to give thanks and a shout out to extraordinary front-line workers for the next four months. In July, they will be recognizing front-line workers including firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and members of the military. One nomination will be selected to receive a free Serta mattress of their choice. Send your nominations to and be sure to get on their Facebook page for the stories they share from the nominations and the next lucky recipient. Thank you to all who have been there on the front lines for our community during this pandemic

If you haven’t tried the tacos at First National Bar, you need to. Prepared by Aireanne Bailey and served every Tuesday. Be sure to check out some of their new menu items as well. Aireanne is new to the First Nash team and would love to prepare a delicious meal for you.

United Way of Southeastern Idaho to Host Day of Action on Friday at the Old Town Pavilion. If you are, have been or would like to be connected to United Way of Southeastern Idaho in any volunteer or donor-centric capacity, they want to celebrate you. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., stop by to learn about ways that you can help put their mission into action by volunteering in our community. There are great opportunities for in-person and virtual volunteering. Free grab-and-go lunch will be available by The Sand Trap thanks to Citizens Community Bank. Partner agencies will also be on site with additional information about their services. Registration is required at if you would like to enjoy lunch. Masks are encouraged, and social distancing protocols will be in place.

The Elwen Cottage, 334 N. Main St., will be hosting a “How to Paint Furniture” workshop on Wednesday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, message Wendy on Facebook or call 208-380-5561.

Barricade, 308 E. Center St., will be hosting its first wine tasting event on Thursday. Tasting will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the cost will be $10 for five pours. Kathy Standley from BRJ Distributors will be there to pour your wine and provide you with fun facts about each of the five choices. After your tasting, feel free to purchase a glass or a bottle of the wine you liked best. You can bring your own snacks or you can have ChubbyZ’ (next door) deliver. Sumisu is also open for dine in or take out. Please no outside beverages. 21 and over only. They will be following social distancing protocols and keeping all surfaces clean and sanitized. You don’t have to be a gamer to enjoy the coolest bar in Pocatello! Message Barricade_Poky on Facebook for more information.

Welcome Round River Baking now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 250 N. Main St. Round River Baking offers fresh artisan breads and pastries featuring local and organic ingredients.

The Friends of the Marshall Public Library will be hosting a Flash Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Hardcover, large paperbacks and coffee table books will be available outside the main entrance.

The Portneuf Valley Farmers Market is now open every Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fresh produce is at the market and there are a variety of new handcrafted items available. Come shop the market for the freshest produce anywhere! Located at the Old Town Pavilion.

The Grape Van Gogh, 240 S. Main St., will be hosting three paint events this week: Friday at 7 p.m., “Bob Ross Summer Tribute”; Saturday at 10 a.m., Kids “Sloth Painting”; and Saturday at 7 p.m., “LED Fireflies.” Registration is open at

The Yellowstone Restaurant is now serving Sunday Brunch. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., choose from a variety of brand new dishes including portobello baked egg, lemon ricotta pancakes and bottomless mimosas.

We would love to see you Downtown this week shopping and dining. Thank you for supporting local every way you can, every time you can!

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