Business Scene for the week of 10/4/17

New Chester electrician
As an electrician for over 18 years, Michael Malecka brings his experience to the Chester Lake Almanor area with the opening of Malecka Electric. He provides complete electrical services for new construction and remodels, including landscape lighting and design, and audio and video wiring. A Carmel native, Michael has traveled extensively throughout the world volunteering his trade for educational facilities and housing needs for 13 years. While working in the remote, small country of Georgia, he met his wife Maria, who is also active in the business. Photo by Becky Brewster
 

STORE OPENING DELAYED A BIT

Certainly, if you’ve driven down Main Street in Quincy you’ve noticed the windows covered with paper at what was for decades known as Epilog Books. So here’s the deal: Kara Rockett-Arsenault, bought the business from longtime owner Christine and is opening Barn Owl Books in that location. They were set to open last week but because of some technical difficulties, including merchandise that hadn’t arrived, they’ve had to delay their opening a bit. What’s equally exciting about the changes at the location is that her husband, David Arsenault, the owner of Feather River Outdoors, is moving to that building and will be sharing some of the space for his business. Watch the paper for details of a grand opening to happen very soon.

LONGBOARDS TO CLOSE FOR SEASON

 Jennifer Haverfield, the restaurant and bar manager at the award-winning Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Course tells us they are closing for the winter and their final night is Sunday, October 8. Make it a point to enjoy their simple, hearty entrees with that Italian influence. The golf course, however, will remain open as long as the weather permits so you can still take advantage of the play all day for $60 seven days a week!

…OH, AND SPEAKING OF GOLF DEALS

Through the month of October, green fees for 18 holes are only $40 and $25 for nine holes including cart at the Lake Almanor West Golf Course.

PUMPKIN PATCH SATURDAY

It’s pumpkin time at Five Foot Farm in Quincy! Bring the entire family and come out to harvest your own “sustainably grown” jack-o-lanterns this Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The kiddos will love face-painting, pumpkin painting, guessing the weight of the farms biggest pumpkin and more (all activities free!).There will also be fresh produce, a variety of winter squash, baked goods, hot drinks and caramel apples available for sale. The farm is located across Highway 70 from Quincy’s Gansner Airport.

OCTOBER’S WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS

Karen Schad, owner of the Quincy Pharmacy, shares the Wellness Wednesday vitamin and supplement topics for October. The series starts today, Oct. 4, with a discussion on using essential oils to support weight loss. Then on Oct. 11, the talk is about nutrition and vitamin absorption; Oct. 18 the session is about exercising for health and Oct. 25 the discussion is about oils for muscle recovery. The 10-15 minute discussions (and free giveaways!) are staged in the waiting area of the pharmacy and begin at 12:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend any or all of the programs.

LAFC OFFERS INTRODUCTORY CLASS

On Monday, Oct 9, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m., instructor Mary Austin invites you to join her in a one-hour introductory stretching class at Lake Almanor Fitness Center on Cedar Street. As a certified yoga instructor, Mary says that whether you are a beginner or experienced in stretching techniques, this free introductory class will show you the correct way to stretch and its benefits.

CLOSE LOOK AT CANADIAN ROCKIES

Lorraine Hanson, proprietor and chef of Hanson’s Homemade Pies, Bread and Custom Cooking on Nelson Street in Taylorsville, just returned from a week-long horse pack trip with her brother Frank Hanson in Banff, Canada, and said “It’s the only way to see the Rockies!” She’s back to work and ready for your Thanksgiving pre-order pie orders. This year Lorraine is offering pumpkin, pecan, apple and French peach pies. Lorraine is considering keeping her summer hours Tuesday through Sunday. Besides her delicious pies, she offers a selection of pastries and Quiche in the mornings and salads, sandwiches, wraps and soups (in winter) for lunch.

ANNUAL TAYLORSVILLE FALL FESTIVAL

This Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Taylorsville Quilters are hosting the 59th annual Fall Festival at Taylorsville’s Historic Hall on Main Street. Come see the handcrafted items, homemade cakes, pies, candies and preserves. There is also lunch at noon and a quilt giveaway at 2 p.m.