Biz buzz:
Author signs books for One Nation charity

       American Indian historian Celinda Kaelin was at the Ghost Town attraction May 31 to sign copies of her latest book, for which sale proceeds are going to the One Nation Walking Together charity.
       One Nation coordinator Urban Turzi, a Westside resident, said he was grateful for the financial assistance, which will help cover the costs of shipping necessities to needy Indian tribes and agencies. The main recipient is the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. “People can't imagine how hard life is up there,” he said.
       Kaelin's book is titled “American Indians of the Pikes Peak Region,” in which she delves into the histories of different tribes that lived in this region.
       She also hopes her book will help “foster an understanding of different cultures,” she said. “This book is dedicated to the healing of the earth.”
       For more information about One Nation Walking Together, call Turzi at 471-2622.
      
       HITC Productions, an independent Westside movie company, has released its first film. “Let Her Go!” is available for viewing on YouTube.
       The owners/producers are Bill Jr. and Ruth Shnick, who also own and operate BJD Trophies on South 21st Street.
       The 10-minute film seeks “to convey a Zen-like lesson living in the now and letting go of the past and things you don't need to carry around with you,” according to Bill Schnick, who also wrote the screenplay.
       He said HTC also has three other films in different stages of production, including a “comedy about golf” and a “feature-length screenplay about opportunity, deceit, betrayal and friendship.”
       “Let Her Go!” used “friends and family” for actors and crew members, Schnick said. It was shot on location east of the city and in one of the actor's homes.
       To view the film, go to the YouTube website and type in “billschnick.” “Under the error message will be my film,” he said, requesting that viewers “leave a comment. Good or bad, I can take it.”
      
       Jeweler Ruben Manuel will combine with oil painter Laura Reilly for a one-day show, titled “Summer Gems,” at the Laura Reilly Gallery in Old Colorado City for which both artists will unveil new works.
       The gallery is at 2616 W. Colorado Ave. The times will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
      
       Deb's Coffee House has opened in the historic 1890 building at 2 S. 25th St.
       Owned and operated by Debbie and Bill Wallbaum, the eatery is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.
       A three-day “grand opening” is scheduled June 13-15, according to the Wallbaums.
       Debbie has 26 years experience in food and beverage, working the past 13 years as manager of Espresso News in the Broadmoor Hotel.
       She grew up on the Westside and went to Buena Vista Elementary, West Middle School and Coronado High.
       Bill has his own home inspection and handyman businesses.
       The phone is 630-5100.
      
       The recently opened Pizzeria Rustica, 2527 W. Colorado Ave., has obtained a liquor license and, starting June 15 will be offering live jazz on its outside patio from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Do you have any news about your business? Call the Westside Pioneer at 471-6776.