Business Scene for the week of 11/09/16


Once again, two Chester businesses are honoring members of our armed forces with specials on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Ken Anthony, owner of the Twenty Garage, will do a free oil change for veterans on Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., on a first come, first served basis.

And for the eighth year in a row, Gina Gosney, of Gosney’s Barber Shop in Chester, will be offering veterans a free haircut Friday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gina will also offer complimentary donuts and coffee.


Sharon Henry and her band of  “fashionistas” at Lassen Gift Company in Chester are hosting their second annual Ladies Night Thursday, Nov. 17, from 7 to 9 p.m. Sharon says you’ll enjoy a relaxing evening of delightful desserts and “Merriment” that includes drawings for gift certificates and a showing of their new winter fashions. (No children please).


The Dirk Quinn Band, a high-energy funk and jazz band that travels extensively throughout the United States will be performing in Quincy at the Main Street Sports Bar on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 9 p.m.  Their progressive style appeals to a wide variety of music listeners ranging from jam band hippies to jazz snobs. A show you won’t want to miss!


Vicki Mason is having a grand opening with prizes and refreshments for the new home of her Chester business, Sunshine Flowers, now at 357 Main St., Thursday, Nov. 10, 4 to 7 p.m. You might notice that the name of her business is spelled differently now; it’s no longer Sonshine Flowers. She said some people were having a hard time looking up the name spelled that way. In addition to being a florist, her other offerings still include a variety of gifts, tuxedo rentals and a drop-off service for dry cleaning and laundry.


Graeagle Mill Works is celebrating its 38th anniversary Nov. 15. To commemorate the event, for three days, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 15 – 17, customers will pay 1978 prices on coffee and a muffin or a bagel. It’s been owned and operated by the same family spanning three generations starting with Zella Kurdupski, then Tim and Cathy Kurdupski and now Sonja Kurdupski Partain. They have a guest book from the early days so stop in and see whose names you might recognize.


Indian Peak Vineyard in downtown Graeagle is changing to winter hours. The retail store and tasting room is now open Friday through Sunday with their popular potluck dinner every Friday.


The fourth annual Holiday Shopping Tour, featuring some 30 businesses throughout the Chester, Lake Almanor, Westwood and Indian Valley areas, is Friday through Sunday, Nov. 11 – 13; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Again, there will be refreshments aplenty, special holiday deals, music and prize drawings including three special grand prizes. Shoppers can pick up the tour maps at one of the participating stores (identifiable by the poster in their window) for complete details on this year’s event’s tour, including the various ways to earn extra points that will increase your chances to win one of the grand prizes.


Kelly-Moore Paints is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year with new colors while discontinuing others. To get ready for new stock, Quincy Paint Center is offering discontinued Kelly-Moore paints at discounted prices. Quincy Paint Center, a division of Intermountain Enterprises, is in its third year and continues to grow.  Store Manager Tyler Newell invites customers to come in and view the color choices available and reminds folks he can match the color of any painted item you bring to his Lawrence Street store.


David and Kara Arsenault will be opening a new business in downtown Quincy called Feather River Outdoors on Dec. 3. The store will rent and sell new and used gear, apparel and accessories for cross-country and telemark skiing, snowshoeing, boating, hiking, camping and other outdoor activities. The store will be located on Main Street in the building that also houses Robin’s Roots and the Plumas Audubon Society.


Since November is Home Health and Hospice month, Kerri Landry, owner of Quincy Home Medical Services, is giving a free caregiver home safety training class on Nov. 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. at her offices on Lawrence Street. She will also be introducing “PALS at Home” (Private Assisted Living at Home) which is a domestic referral agency that specializes in a variety of private assisted living services. To reserve your spot, call 283-9787. Kerri also wanted to let people know that they are having a free screening of ” Being Mortal” on Nov 10 at 7 p.m. at the West End Theatre in Quincy.


Mike and Mary Kay Wilhelmson are celebrating their first year as proprietors of the Walker Mansion Inn and Café in Westwood. Despite the rumors, the inn and restaurant did not permanently close on Oct. 31. After a short break, they are reopening the restaurant on Thanksgiving Day serving their traditional holiday dinner in three seatings: noon, 2:30 p.m. and the last seating at 5 p.m. They tell us reservations are required; call 256-2169.

On another note, Mike is now offering cooking classes that are limited to 10 people per class. Registrants will learn how to prepare some of the special dishes on their menu.

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