The Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce is having its annual holiday mixer Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 5:30-7 p.m. It’ll be at the Mohawk Community Center in Blairsden and is co-hosted by the Mohawk Community Resource Center.
CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL IN GRAEAGLE
This Saturday, Dec. 5, the Graeagle Merchants are holding their annual Christmas festival and it just doesn’t get any more old-fashioned than this event. Along with the merchants opening their doors with lots of merriment, libations and food, there will be a horse-drawn lighted trolley offering rides up and down the main drag, a tree lighting ceremony at 5 p.m., strolling carolers, free kids pictures with Santa and drawings for “Graeagle Bucks.” The merchants group has teamed up with Eastern Plumas Community Network and collection boxes will be placed in each store collecting much needed items for EPCAN and Project Santa.
MAIN STREET SPARKLE FRIDAY
And this Friday, Dec. 4, it’s the 20th annual Quincy Main Street Sparkle from 5-8 p.m. How Christmassy is this: Merchants open houses, Sparkle light parade; Santa and his Elves working the crowd; live music; Sparkle princess costume contest and the traditional downtown tree lighting celebration?
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE WINNERS
Lisa Forcino and Barbara Tucker tell us the turnout at Crescent County’s annual holiday open house was huge. Customers enjoyed scrumptious appetizers and hot mulled cider while strolling through the store checking out the myriad of gift items the store owners hand pick while on buying trips throughout the year. Lucky prizewinners this year were Kara Secord and Linda DeWolf of Quincy and Ruth Lowry of Greenville.
INVESTING IN THEIR FUTURE
If you lead by example, then one thing is for certain: The two sisters at Ayoob’s in Quincy have the utmost faith that our sputtering economy will rebound this spring. Charlotte Smith and Christine Charlton attended a spring and summer ladies fashion market in San Mateo, where they loaded up on new merchandise for their downtown clothing and shoe store. Highlighting their purchases were fashions from Erin London Clothing, a new spring sweater line from Wind River rounded out by the latest styles offered by French Dressing. While many of these purchases not due to arrive until March, they did bring home an expansive line of scarves just in time for the holidays.
NEW CHESTER HOME FOR CENTURY 21
You can now find the Chester office of Century 21 Lake Almanor Properties in its new location on Main Street inside the Stover Creek Center building. Owner Mary Getz said this new location offers more customer parking. She also has offices in Lake Almanor and Susanville.
PORTOLA BUSINESS REOPENS
Now that the remodeling is complete, Nicole’s Coffee Shop in Portola has reopened. Nicole invites you to check out the many changes she’s made to the business.
SOMETHING JUST FOR THE HOLIDAYS
While shopping Portola be sure to drop in on Patty Neal at Oregano. She’s got a little something new for the holidays, fudge and candies.
SALE MARKS ANNIVERSARY
It’s been 16 years Gordon Henley has owned and operated of Main Street Appliance. This Quincy business sells and services washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators and more, featuring most major brands. Gordon said he is currently conducting what he is calling a “staying in business” sale.” The entire inventory is priced at essentially his cost with “deep” discounts on customers’ special orders as well.
HOMEBUYERS TAX CREDIT EXTENDED`
The federal tax credit for home buyers the president signed into law recently was set to expire Nov. 30, but has been extended until Apr. 30, 2010. It was also expanded to include existing homeowners who have lived in their primary residences for five consecutive years out of the last eight years. First-time homebuyers may still be eligible for a tax credit of up to $8,000, while existing homeowners may receive a credit of up to $6,500. The bill also increases the qualifying income limits, and taxpayers can claim the credit on purchases completed in 2010 on their 2009 income tax returns. Ask your Realtor for all the details.