beats staying alone at home
If you need a place for your dog to hang out while you shop or if it’s too hot to leave your pup in the car while you shop, consider Avonna’s Critter Clippers on Highway 147 at Lake Almanor. Owner Avonna Burkman just finished her outdoor Doggie Day Care area. It’s a large fenced-in grassy area with plenty of shade trees when it is time to nap. Hourly and day rates are available. Don’t forget, Avonna’s carries “pet bling” and the very popular custom bandanas.
local firm wins national award
Kerri White, one of the owners of Mt. Lassen Log and Timber Frame HomesLLC, won the highly coveted Country’s Best Design Award for 2012 for the best house plan
|Chris Gibbs has opened Flying Monkeys in Greenville. He said that since the county’s roadways have become a popular motorcycle riders’ destination, Chris decided to create a shopping stop for these riders and for locals as well. The store features the Vanson line of high quality leather jackets, pants, gloves and leather purses. He also carries work apparel including logger jeans and shirts, all American made. Chris has lived in the Lake Almanor area since 2001. Photo by Valorie Chisholm|
under 1,500 squarefeet. Thousands of architects and designers from all over the country compete for this major national award. Large architectural firms who have many architects and designers working for them commonly win it. Feather River is the name of the model that won Kerri and her company the honors; she added that it will be constructed at Almanor West in next few months.
Obviously, Kerri has every right to be proud of this accomplishment. If she were writing songs instead of designing houses this would have been her Grammy! Congratulations, Kerri, for your hard work, amazing talent and for putting Chester and Plumas County on the map!
vote to help a local business
Sharon Roberts at the St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek (just west of Chester) needs our help. She has applied for a grant from Chase and LivingSocial to add five cabins and to restore the large pond on the property to allow kids to fish as in the past. To be considered for one of the 12 business restoration grants offered, Sharon needs 250 votes by June 30, and she is currently 107 shy of that total. To vote your support for this local business go to missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with your Facebook username/password. Then type St. Bernard Lodge, State: California; City: Mill Creek; then click search. Next click on the blue vote button to the right of St. Bernard Lodge. It’s that simple, but it has to be done by 5 p.m. June 30.
Sharon, by the way, successfully secured a $5,000 grant for the Chester Lake Almanor fireworks show!
showtime in las vegas
David and Florence Price just returned from Las Vegas where they attended a national jewelry show. Florence said she is excited to be offering the new line of Author Courts jewelry, while David described how much fun he had picking out stones and quartz for his store from the Starborne Creation jewelry lines. Be sure to visit David Price Jewelers in Chester to see the additions and the many other treasures they sell.
Plumas Bank Hires Credit Manager
New Owners at Moon's
Lisa and Michael Kelly are the new owners of Moon’s restaurant in Quincy. Lisa has a master’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and worked at several restaurants in Southern California. She is also active with the equine-guided leadership programs at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch and with her photography business, Sierra Moon Photography. Michael, a general contractor, owns and operates Sierra Moon Enterprises. The have five children ranging in age from 23 to 15. Since opening a couple of weeks ago, they have been surveying their customers and will be making changes to their menu based on many of the suggestions. Moon’s is open for dinner Wednesday through Monday, closed Tuesdays. Photo by Bill Chesley
Michael Henry has joined Plumas Bank as vice president, administrative group manager. Kerry Wilson, senior vice president, credit administrator said Michael will be responsible for general credit administration duties. That includes updating and maintaining credit policies, helping structure and review loans and managing various loan departments within the bank.
Michael has 10 years of banking experience, most recently as vice president, commercial portfolio review team leader at a bank in Phoenix, Ariz. He holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. He and his family relocated from Mesa, Ariz., to Quincy and are very eager to be involved in the community.
sierra valley farmers market
Sierra Valley Farms’ farmers market is now officially open for the season Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Here’s some trivia: It’s the only farmers market in the state that’s actually held on a farm! You will find a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables that are certain to please even the most discriminating palate.
bensen joins realty firm
Carole Bensen has recently joined the sales team at Coldwell Banker Chandler Real Estate in Portola. She has been an Eastern Plumas County resident for 15 years. Carole will be working with her daughter, Laura Biggs, who has been with Coldwell Banker for the past 12 years. Carole also holds a real estate license in Arizona and is a member of the local, state and national Association of Realtors.
photo contest deadline nears
Plumas Bank’s photo submission deadline for the 2013 wall calendar is fast approaching! Only a few more weeks to submit your favorite photos that capture the brilliant colors in our area for the 2013 photo calendar contest. Don’t delay; deadline is June 29. The bank will select 14 photos and if your photo is chosen, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize! Drop off your favorite photo(s) or a CD with photo(s) to your local Plumas Bank branch. Visit plumasbank.com for details.
it’s still a secret, but…
Pet Country Feed & Tack, next to Feather River Fitness on Crescent Street in Quincy, is making some changes. Owner Michelle Low announced that she plans on remodeling the inside of the store to make room for new products and services. But, for the time being, she is keeping the details a secret. Stop by and browse the endless assortment of accessories, feed, pets and supplies. Don't miss out on seeing the baby chicks and ducklings too.
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