Year Ending

My oh my how time flies! How can it already be time to take down the holiday décor and start making our lists of New Year’s resolutions? It is amazing how one year just passes by with a blink of an eye. I remember it just yesterday when I was reading the weblog that Marie wrote this time last year…how can this be?

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Tis the Season

The Southgate Christmas Party

Hi, I’m Rachel! I was briefly introduced in the last weblog, but this is my first time starting one off. Now, as many of you know, here at Southgate Coins, we celebrate the holiday season not only with our individual families, but with our collective “Southgate family” as well. It was this past Saturday, December 22, that we held this said celebration, which included gift-giving and a fancy Christmas dinner at one of our favorite places. The day started off normal enough, as we were busy with customers and then pulled the closed signs at the turn of three o’clock.

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Christmas comes early

This time of year brings together two of my favorite things—good friends and presents!

Along with trimming the tree, helping the holiday crowds find those perfect numismatic gifts, and trying not to slip on the icy sidewalks, comes a time to celebrate with our favorite customers that have become even better friends, and a chance to open and share in thoughtful holiday gifts.

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Mirror Mirror On The Wall

A Magical Affair

Well, well, here at the store we are definitely in the holiday swing. To help celebrate this wonderful time of year, Marie had us stay late this past Saturday and work hard at scrubbing the floors, Cinderella-style. No, just kidding—Marie’s not that mean! We did do a little bit of clean-up around the store to make it look spiffy for the holidays, but it was definitely worth it for the events to come later on in the day.

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Reno Book Signing

History for the Holidays

Last Saturday, the Nevada Historical Society located on the University of Nevada-Reno campus, hosted a day long event dedicated to “History for the Holidays,” which brought together local artists, authors, and musicians. The event boasted an art sale, free raffle prizes, seasonal music, crafts, and of course our favorite, a book signing room.

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It's Holiday Time

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Stores all across America are busily preparing for the Christmas shopping season by decorating their shops with tinsel and overstocking the shelves. Last Saturday the crew at Southgate joined in on this action, and spent the majority of the day hanging ornaments and processing back-up inventory. Our store has once again transformed into a beautiful winter wonderland complete with a lighted Christmas tree. We invite you in to share in the season with us. We are holding regular business during the season, so feel free to drop in anytime.

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Halloween

An All Hallow's Eve Fright Fest—A Modern Day Tale

I don't know if it is the crisp fall air, or neighbors coming together, or dressing-up, or the great chance of getting a cavity, or maybe a concoction of it all, but to me, Halloween is king. There is nothing more magical than this frightful day filled with sweet treats, spooky tricks, and...numismatics?

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A Birthday to Remember

This past Friday was such a celebration—it was Marie’s birthday!

Now, for all of our parties here at the store, we always have to have some preparation before the actual surprise.  For Marie’s birthday, Amy and Rusty stayed a whole hour extra after Marie left at closing just so they could set up the banners and put little birthday hats on all of our holiday scarecrows. They made sure there were streamers decorating her desk, and that everything was in place for the events to come the following day.

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Boss' Day Recap

2007 Boss' Day Recap

As you all should know by now, here at Southgate Coins we love to celebrate holidays and special occasions! Anything from Kentucky Derby day and Rodeo Dress-up Day, all the way to the “normal” Halloween and Christmas celebrations, we love any excuse to party.

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Harvest Fest

Well, it's that time of year again–the leaves are starting to change, days are getting shorter, and Southgate Coins is getting festive! All month long we've been working hard at making the autumn season come to life inside our store. We've bought some yummy-smelling burning oils like "Pumpkin Spice," "Fire Wood," and "Spiced Cider," as well as some appropriate decorations to make our showroom keeps up with the changing weather. We're all pitching in our opinions about where to hang the autumn wreath, as well as where to put the sparkly pumpkin candles, and each of us is adding our own touch for the beginning of the holiday season.

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A Presidential Affair

It is not too often that a political celebrity makes his or her way to our neck of the woods. However, being located only a block away from the Reno Convention Center, it seems that when celebrities like this do come to town to speak at the convention center, our lives at the shop are greatly affected. Take for instance when the Commander in Chief of the United States comes to town.

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Construction Complete

Facelift Complete – But I Don’t Look a Day Younger

Over the past two-and-a-half months our shopping center’s new property managers have hosted a string of “facelift” construction projects on the outside buildings of the entire shopping center. The goal was to “update” the look of our center and splash some new paint on the walls.

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C4OA

Calling All Carson City Coin Collectors of America Club Members

After weeks without a new blog posting - one has been published! Be sure to check-out this new blog on the C4OA Blogsite. Not sure what the new blogsite is? Refer to the C4OA Blog on our site (which is accessed through the homepage) for more information.

Until Next Time,

Amy

Kid Wins Grand Prize

Youth Wins Grand Prize At Carson City Coin Show

A twelve year old boy is the winner of the grand prize drawing from the 15th Annual Carson City Mint Coin Show on August 26, 2007! The student attends Elementary School in Minden, Nevada and is shown below being congratulated by Nevada State Museum Director, Jim Barmore.

This is the first time in history that the grand prize was won by a child...what a great way to start your "CC" collection off on the right foot!

 

"CC" Coin Show

The Fifteenth Annual Carson City Coin Show Pictorial Review

The annual Carson City Coin Show was held at the Nevada State Museum on Saturday and Sunday the 25th and 26th of August. It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words, so please enjoy browsing through this year’s pictorial review of the show.

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Question of the Week

The Answer To The Age Old Question

How many people does it REALLY take to change a light bulb? Well, according to the internet, it all depends on who you are!

For instance, it takes ten free-spirited hippies to change a light bulb - one to change it and the other nine to share in the experience man! Or how about this one - How many drummers does it take to change a light bulb? One...two, and a-one, two, three, four! How many lumberjacks does it take to change a light bulb? Tree! Or even - How many Free Masons does it take to change a light bulb? Well, now that's a secret!!

By now I am sure you are wondering about how many Southgate staffers does it take to change a light bulb?

 

(Four. One to get the new light bulb and change it, one to hold the old light bulb, one to make sure no one gets hurt, and one to snap the picture.)

-Until Next Time,

Amy