Business Scene for the week of 10/5/2011

“The Huckleberry Days of the 50s”

For those who lived during the decade of the ’50s or you younger folks who are curious about those halcyon days, Quincy resident and former local business owner Ralph Higgins paints a picture of growing up in a small town in his latest book, “The Huckleberry Days of the ’50s.” Autographed copies are available at a discount as an introduction to Ralph and wife Gayle’s new website featuring words, music and art.  Purchase the Huckleberry book and sample their wares at ralphhiggins.com. Let me just add that you’ll learn a great deal about this very interesting and talented couple and all they offer when you visit this web site, including Gayle’s passion for painting portraits, especially of animals!


anniversary prize winners

Sharon Paine has announced the winners of her “fat quarters” — a specially cut material used for quilting — prizes giveaway in celebration of Mtn. Main Quilter’s 19th anniversary in Chester. Olivia Christian won 50 “fat quarters”, Carol Bunch won 35 and Phyllis Harmony won 25. This year, Sharon reported, the winners were all were Chester-Lake Almanor area residents.



Local Greenville fiber artist Eva Gorman has created a beautiful selection of hand knit shawls, wraps and scarves that are now for sale at Main Street Salon and Boutique in downtown Taylorsville, reports store owner Kristy Brown. Labeled Josefina Fine Knits, they include stunning handmade original pieces featuring hand-spun wools and hand-dyed yarns made locally, as well as designer silks, angora, mohair and more she’s collected over years of travel.

new east quincy location

Karen Mareina, C.R.T.P. (California registered tax preparer) has relocated her bookkeeping practice from offices above the post office to 2085 East Main St. (near the Express Cafe) in East Quincy. Karen is very well known for her array of professional services that include tax preparation, business consulting and payroll services.

free zumba class at fitness center

With a membership drive currently underway, the exceptionally knowledgeable staff at Feather River Fitness is offering a free community Zumba class Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Feather River College gym. Come see and experience for yourself the meaning behind Zumba’s motto: “Ditch the workout, join the party!”


we’ll keep passing it along…

Mouser Brothers Enterprises, located in the Feather River Industrial Park in Quincy, is marking its 11th year in business. Offering everything from energy efficient doors to offering solutions for organizing your garages or closets, to custom-built or ready-made cabinets and countertops, Jason and his staff can take care of your needs while remaining well within your budget!


Hats off to one of Quincy’s best-kept secrets, The Feather Bed, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary. Innkeeper Bob Janowski said his mission is “To provide a respite for the weary traveler away from the chaos and tension of normal daily living.” Bob also said they often hear and see many times that folks walk by but have never stopped in to visit this lovely inn. So Bob wants us to pass along to his neighbors and friends to feel free to come in and join Bob and his staff this month as they celebrate their 20th!


After four years of operating in Chester, Lake Almanor Fitness Center general manager Garn Pringle is looking forward to the future.  “We are so appreciative of the continued support of our Lake Almanor community and want to thank all of our members and guests.”  Although these are challenging times for all businesses, Garn attributes much of his success to providing a safe, clean and enjoyable place for residents and visitors to meet their fitness goals. He adds that their ongoing partnership with Feather River College has allowed them to maintain their same low monthly membership fees while expanding membership services with group exercise classes and new circuit equipment. If you haven’t been there, be sure to pay a visit.


Here’s to Richard Caley as he racks up seven years serving the folks throughout Plumas County. He operates Caley Electric, located in Cromberg. Richard does electrical work for both commercial and residential projects, adding that no job is too small or too big.


Mike and Linda Gamberg are celebrating 15 years in business with Yagotawana Outfitters in Quincy. They offer embroidery and screen-printing as well as art design services.


Hans Holtz, owner of Sequoia Dream Construction and Design, notes his 11th year in business. Located in Meadow Valley, Hans does rough framing and finished carpentry, specializing in restoration, preservation and transformation.









edward jones new home

The construction crew has been busy for the past couple of weeks renovating the building where Quincy Community TV had been located for decades and decades. The  former

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