Business Scene for the week of June 16, 2010

    The annual “Hometown Kidfest” is set for July 31 at Evergreen Market’s parking lot in Greenville. Event coordinator Nathan Tucker said last year more than 300 kids enjoyed the bounce house, face painting, games and other activities in this carnival-like free event. Once again he invites organizations and other interested groups to host a booth, game or some other activity. For more information or to sign up your group or organization, call Nathan at 284-7313.

    Nestled in the heart of downtown Westwood, the historic Walker Mansion Inn and Café has reopened for the season. Owner Esther Pretti has been busy readying this charming café, bed & breakfast and gift store, which features antiques and home furnishings, for the new season. Lunch and Sunday brunch dining are something special given the unique ambience and peaceful surroundings of their dining room and screened-in patio.

    Ranch hosts Ed and Billie Fiebiger tell us the road to Drakesbad in Lassen Volcanic National Park is clear of snow and the facility is now open for the season. This year all the cabins have been totally refurnished with locally built log cabinets and furniture items from Morning Star Products. In addition to a host of daily activities that include horseback riding, hiking and fishing, the popular Wednesday night barbecue returns.

    Having grown up in Plumas County, Rich Miller, along with his wife Susan, is glad to be back “home” after spending the last 15 years in Scottsdale, AZ. where the two worked in the vacation ownership business. Rich and Sue are now affiliated with Mohawk Valley Associates Real Estate in Blairsden.

  Lost Sierra Adventures Bike Shop, owned by Greg Williams, is the newest member of the Graeagle Merchants Association. His demo program for bicycles and Black Diamond skis give customers a chance to try his products before they buy.
As an added service: Greg provides shuttle service to some of the finest high-mountain biking trails. The merchant’s accociation is comprised of business and professional leaders throughout the Graeagle community with a common interest in promoting a strong retail and service economy through advertising, sponsorships of local events and social activities.

    It was just three years ago when Anna Jeffrey opened Anna’s Café in the heart of downtown Greenville in the historical Coach House Building. It’s her home-style cooking for breakfast, lunch and dinner that has helped make Anna’s so successful. Its open daily and dinners are served Thursday-Saturday.

     The hardworking professionals at DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 just east of Quincy High School are celebrating their 10th anniversary this month. Owners Evans and Kathy and Tim and Marcy DeMartile are experts at taking care of your automotive needs.

     Little People/Toy Store proprietors Peter and Totsy Beck began their 32nd year of business in April. Again we extend our congratulations as your name continues to climb the list of oldest continually operating businesses in town. The store is on Main Street across from Bank of America in Quincy’s financial district.

     This month marks year six for Norbert and Christine Schneider at Schneider’s Old Time Merchants on Little Bear (campground) Road in Blairsden. This unique gift shop carries hand painted glass, cards, stuff animals and a lot more.

     Wow! Rusty Warren opened his shop on Bell Lane in East Quincy selling a myriad of lawn and garden power tools and accessories 30 years ago. During that time, with his accumulated experience and knowledge, he has established himself as one of the best in his field. Rusty sells and services chain saws, snow and leaf blowers, lawn mowers and weed trimmers to name a few.

     Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have really made a name for themselves and the quality products they build and sell at their business, Sierra Valley Barns, now in its 11th year. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.


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