New restaurants, antique store add to retail scene

A new month that sets off the holiday season. My November calendar is full and I bet yours is too. This week gets it all started with something every day.

I love the holidays and all the flurry of activity that goes with it. But don't forget to take some time for yourself and your family. That is too precious to take for granted or overlook.

Ribbon cuttings

We had ribbon cuttings last week for two new restaurants in Rockdale.

The first one was the New Oriental Kitchen located in Waymar Plaza. Hours are Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Sunday 12-9 p.m. Go out and meet Mei Li and enjoy the New Oriental Kitchen. She has a wonderful selection of oriental fare, home-cooked and fresh everyday.

The second ribbon cutting was on Monday for the new restaurant Shrimps, Betty Jensen owner. Shrimps is located on the corner of Main and Cameron Street in downtown Rockdale. They are open Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesdays they have half-price oysters and Saturday offers fried shrimp dinner with a free second helping. They have a variety of seafood entrees. Welcome!

New antiques store

I had a wrong date in my newsletter for the ribbon cutting of Elaine's Emporium. The actual date is 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 at her location at 614 Ackerman St. She has many gift items and antiques. Go by and start that Christmas shopping.

Circus time

Thursday is the Carson & Barnes Circus, brought to town by the Rockdale Rotary Club. There will be two performances, one at 4:30 and one at 7:30, located at the Rockdale Fair Park. Family tickets are available at Classic Bank, Citizens National Bank, Rockdale Federal Credit Union and the Rockdale Chamber and they are quite a bargain at $25 for 2 adults and 3 children. Call the Chamber at 446-2030 to buy a ticket. And come out early to see the elephants set up the big top. What fun that is! See you at the circus.

Veterans Day parade

Then this Saturday, Nov. 7 is the Veterans Day Parade, sponsored by the VFW. The parade starts at 10 am in downtown and ends at the Civic Center on Mill St. Come out in your red, white, and blue, bring your flags and support our Veterans.

Until next time I leave you with this: A lonely place in your heart can be filled by volunteer work.

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