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Business Scene for the week of 12/23/2009



“DR. CATHY” JOINS PORTOLA PRACTICE
    Portola dentist Dr. Mario Garibotti welcomes the addition of Dr. Cathy Miskofski-Reno to his practice. The UC San Francisco graduate, who said she loves working on children of all ages, has 15 years of dental experience, the last two years practicing in Portola.

 


CAPTURING ACTS OF KINDNESS IN PLUMAS BANK COUNTRY
    Kindness comes in many different styles, shapes and forms. Tell Plumas Bank your story about how kindness has touched your life or the lives of others in our community and the difference that one special person made.
    Throughout this next year you can nominate a candidate for the Plumas Bank Kindness Award Dec. 1, 2009 through Nov. 30, 2010. The bank will honor one person each month and, on its 30th anniversary next December, one lucky person will be drawn to win a $300 prize!
    For more information or to obtain a nomination form, visit plumasbank.com or your local branch. An ad will appear monthly with a nomination form and profile of that months’ recipient.  

PDH CLINIC HAS A NEW NAME
    The Plumas District Hospital Dental Clinic has a new name; it is now called Feather River Family Dentistry. For those who may not know, the facility has two fulltime dentists, Dr. David Reed and Dr. Pooja Patel, who provide the full range of dental services from cleanings and X-rays to fillings, crowns, bridges, periodontics, and dentures. New patients with private dental insurance or private pay are welcome.

PORTOLA BUSINESSES ON THE MOVE
    Don Parrish is moving his Portola business, Vintage Garden, Jan. 1 to 543 W. Sierra Ave. (where Circle W was located).

      Manager Linda Robertson tells us Jan. 7, you will find Firehouse Thrift in Portola in its new location at 208 W. Sierra Ave.

SOMETHING NEW AT CHAMPIONS
    Palate-pleasing gourmet soups have been added to the menu at Champions Pizza and Wings in Quincy’s Plumas Pines Shopping Center. Manager Tim Schooler said they will feature a different soup daily.

...AND SPEAKING OF FOOD
    Scott and Delores Satterlee have added buffalo, venison and elk burgers to their menu at Mill Creek Fish & Chips in East Quincy next to Sports & Shorts. With the holidays (which usually means lots of company) upon us, don’t forget that they still prepare tri-tips and ribs in their huge smokehouse on request.

RESTAURANT OFFERS TWO FOR ONE
    That delightful Italian restaurant in Cromberg, Trattoria Rosa, will close in January for the winter with a few exceptions. But first: To show their appreciation they are offering a buy one, get one free deal on all entrees Dec. 26-Jan. 2. You might make a note, they will be open Valentine’s Day with owner and chef Patrick Kenny and wife LaVelle preparing a few special meals for couples enjoying that special night out and served with a complimentary glass of champagne. And after the Longboard races at Johnsville, they’ll be open serving their popular gourmet pizzas (which will soon be available frozen).

MONTE CARLO NIGHT AT THE CAP
    With the proceeds benefiting Feather River College Rodeo, the Capitol Saloon in Quincy is holding a Monte Carlo night New Year’s Eve. Billed as a black tie affair, the price of admission includes a 200-chip buy-in for pre-sale only. Manager (and bartender) Steve Wallick has arranged for Plumas Transit to provide rides. Tickets can be purchased at Body & Soul, Classic Image or at the Cap.

OUR CONTINUED BEST WISHES…
x For 14 years Barbara and Scott Tanner have been successfully taking care of businesses with Scott Tanner Business Equipment. They service and sell copy and fax machines and supplies throughout the tri-county region.

   x It’s the second anniversary for Bob and Julie Hatzell’s Alley Cat Café behind The Studio Gallery in Quincy. In just two short years the couple and their staff have made this one of the town’s favorite gathering spots.

  x  Nine years—wow! That’s how long Courthouse Cafe owners Dutch and Kim Morrison have been owners of downtown Quincy’s popular breakfast and lunch café across from the courthouse.

    x Graeagle-based DISHgrace Party Rentals is celebrating its sixth year of providing party supplies throughout Plumas County. They have a new website, dishgracepartyrentals.vpweb.com, where customers can reserve dates, view inventory, place an order and even pay online. Owner Klytia Dutton says a major percentage of her annual invoices are never collected, because she donates many of those services to the local organizations and charities hosting events.

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.







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