Business Scene for the week of 11/3/2010

Francis joins Chester Dentist

Dr. Eric Dunbar is pleased to announce that Vicki Francis, RDA, has joined his dental team.  Vicki is excited to share her expertise with her new teammates and said she looks forward to the challenge of learning new aspects of dentistry such as orthodontics. Vicki has lived in the Chester area for 30 years and has seven years experience working in the dental field. Dr. Dunbar has been practicing for 19 years and is closing in on his fifth year at their Almanor location.  The office provides most aspects of dental care — from children's dentistry to dentures and implants.

Holiday open houses

A holiday open house in Canyon Dam at Tidbits is set for Nov. 5-7.  Owner Kathy Holden invites you to stop in and enjoy cookies, hot-spiced cider and Kona coffee while you browse and marvel at the unique and varied assortment of gifts and goodies the store offers. There are antique and handcrafted custom jewelry, Israeli hand-carved silver jewelry, Native American and eclectic designs on pottery, totes, throws, pillows and blankets, handblown Egyptian perfume bottles and diffusers and a bountiful selection of gourmet snacks and imported English Teas.


• It’s also Lisa and Barbara’s “25 Years of Magic” at Crescent Country Friday through Sunday, Nov. 5 – 7. Like their very first open house a quarter century ago, the ladies stayed true to this very special tradition with great gifts, decorations and down home customer service. Be sure to stop by, browse and enjoy their wassail and cookies.


• Make a note on your calendar on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 4-7:30 p.m. Sierra Valley Physical Therapy in Greenville is having its annual open house. Owner Rey Pesina invites you to stop by, enjoy some refreshments and tour the facility.


Setting it straight

We’ve been asked to do a little rumor control regarding Body and Soul on Harbison Street in Quincy. Jennifer McQuarrie is now the sole owner and her former partner, Judy Forcino, will continue to work at the salon as a stylist and creative director.


New chef at Chalet View Lodge

You can now find well-known local chef Lizzie Parker at The Grill at Chalet View Lodge on Highway 70 between Graeagle and Portola. Owners Bob and Carrie Hickman have also added two large flat screen televisions with specials for Monday Night Football games, a half-off happy hour offered with a light fare menu from 4 - 10 p.m.


PDH Clinic Reorganization

In early October, Dr. Steen Jensen and Dr. Vincent Frantz of Plumas Surgical Associates began seeing patients in the Quincy Family Medicine building at 1045 Bucks Lake Road in Quincy.  Their phone number, 283-1506, remains the same.

Urologists Dr. John Freeman and Dr. Angelo Kanellos have also relocated to Quincy Family Medicine.  Their phone number, 283-7990, also remains the same.


Joins the Wild Hairs team

Longtime area resident and hairstylist Shelly Watkins has joined the team at Candy’s Wild Hairs on Pacific Street in Portola. Candy said Shelly brings more than 18 years of experience to the full service hair and tanning salon.


Finishing Touch offer continues

Just a reminder: The $5 a gallon discount on Finishing Touch’s new line of Dovoe Wonder-Pure environmentally friendly indoor paint continues through November at their Lee Road East Quincy location next to Mtn. Building Supply.


Mexican vacation giveaway

Back by popular demand: Dennis and Loretta Gomez at Chester’s Pizza Factory will once again make some lucky customer happy with their one-week stay at Mexico’s Gran Mayan Hotel and $100 cash giveaway. Simple contest to enter: All orders faxed to the restaurant now through March 17, 2011, are automatically entered in the special drawing. The more times you fax your order in, the more chances yo ou have of winning.


Election signs recyclable

As another political season comes to an end, Waste Management reminds residents that most political signs placed in yards and on fencing are recyclable, as are official voter guides and other collateral materials and direct mailings received throughout the campaign season. “We encourage all residents to recycle all political material possible, assuming, of course, the candidate doesn’t want the material (signs) returned for future use,” said company spokesperson Justin Caporusso.


Congratulating the milestoners…

Mary Cheek, CPA., is celebrating her fifth anniversary.  In 2008, she moved to another office in the same building at 130 Willow St. in Chester.   Mary says she is fortunate to have had Jody Syfrett work with her for the past four years. As they gear up for the tax season, the two continue to offer accounting services for individuals, businesses and non-profits. Mary is also a Notary Public.


• A year ago this month Julie Rohrs and Ken and Dorninda Hess opened what is now the very successful Main Street Coffee Bar on Main Street in Chester, next to Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In addition to assorted coffee drinks, they offer fresh baked pastries and a diverse selection of hot and cold sandwiches for lunch.


• Al and Katherine Templeton are celebrating their ninth anniversary as owners of the Cedar Lodge and RV Park near Chester.  The owners said some of the benefits of a facility located a little more than a mile from town, includes guests having the unique opportunity for front door access to their quads, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and the like. It’s all right out the front door of their accommodations!   The Lodge is nestled in a wooded, park-like setting with a variety of clean, comfortable rooms. They also have RV hook-ups and a seasonal heated pool.


Serving dental needs for 28 years

Dr. Gregory Sawyer DDS, is celebrating his 28th year serving the dental needs of Plumas County residents from his East Quincy clinic (across from the Polka Dot). He and his highly skilled team—Linda, Pat, Shelly and Julie—offer more than 133 years’ of combined experience specializing in family dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Sawyer is also a certified Invisalign provider.

The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO in Plumas County is now available on DVD. We’ve completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: The Feather River Canyon flooding, Two Rivers washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.



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