Business Scene for the week of 5/17/17

Grand opening Friday
With more than 26 years of automotive experience, the last 21 locally, John “J.R.” Ricetti opened J.R.’s Auto and Truck Repair on East Main Street in East Quincy. He is a longtime Quincy resident and ASE Certified service techni- cian. His services include minor to major repairs on all makes and models of cars and trucks including oil changes, brakes, tune-ups, overhauls, transmission repairs and more. A grand opening with free hot dogs and refresh- ments is set for this Friday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also pictured is his wife Karina and granddaughter Tesla. Photo by Laurrissa Ballow

DESIGN INSPIRATION EVENT COMING

Crescent Mills resident Moorea Hoffman, founder of Kitcheneering, is having a Design Inspiration event this Friday, May 19, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Crescent Country. Moorea, a frequent speaker at National Kitchen and Bath Association conferences, will discuss the latest trends and offer home remodeling suggestions while offering free resources and tips to get the most out of your personal design budget. She has designed home renovations throughout Southern California and consults on projects across the nation and internationally. Attendees will be able to enter for a chance to win a free consultation with Moorea.

SEASONAL OPENING TO REPORT

Jeffroe’s Produce on Main Street in Chester is now open for the summer season every Thursday through Sunday. Owner Jeff Ogle offers a wide assortment of farm fresh fruits and vegetables — including several organic options this year — as well as fresh baked fruit pies and fruit smoothies. Stop by for lunch and enjoy a variety of sandwiches, burritos and hot dogs either on the go or enjoy the available patio seating.

NURSERY OPENS FOR SEASON

Rocki Eriksen-Norris is opening her business, California Sisiter Nursery for the new season this Saturday, May 20. Located on Highway 70 at the Feather River Hot Springs, the nursery carries shrubs, trees, perennials, herbs and veggies. Rocki says she specializes in California natives.

Jeremy Dunkason

NEW GOLF PRO AT THE COUNTRY CLUB

Jeremy Dunkason, a PGA certified golf instructor, is the new golf pro at the Lake Almanor Country Club golf course. With 30 years as a member of the PGA, he offers a full range of lessons on every aspect of the game covering the fundamentals, principals and preferences for both adults and for youth including mini group clinics.

JOINS LAZZARINO MACHINE WORKS

Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis has joined Lazzarino Machine Works in Quincy. Originally from Lynchberg, Ohio, he joined the Army at age 17 and spent the next 34 years serving in the military until his retirement. Ray’s wife Guin is originally from Quincy so the couple decided last July this is where they wanted to live. Jesse’s shop specializes in metal fabrication, computerized precision steel plate cutting, welding and redsmithing. They also offer material sales from their shop on Lee Road.

NONPROFITS TAKE THE PRIZE

Plumas Bank wants to thank everyone who participated in its April Nonprofit Contest in honor of Community Banking Month. Tying in with their motto — “HERE. For good.” — three local nonprofits were chosen at each of the bank’s 12 branch locations. Congratulations to the following local nonprofit organizations who will be receiving a $250 donation for their cause: Quincy: C.A.N.; Portola: Every 15 Minutes; Greenville: Indian Valley Fire Association; Susanville: Blue Star Moms; and in Chester: PAWS. These organizations were also invited to display information at their local branch so community members could learn more about the organization. Clients and community members were asked to cast their vote for their favorite nonprofit at the branch or through Facebook.

LOW COST VACCINATIONS

As he does every year, Dr. Bob Nelson is again offering low cost vaccinations May 30 through June 2 at his Chester clinic, Nelson Veterinary Services, on Stone Avenue. Appointments necessary, and dogs must be on a leash and cats in a carrier.

FROM OUR ‘TIME FLIES’ FILES …

The nationally recognized Gold Rush Gallery begins its 13th year in Graeagle this coming Memorial Day weekend. Owners Ken and Debbie McMaster started mining for gold and making gold and silver jewelry in 1979. The store highlights their creative, custom jewelry designs. The gallery also features an array of over 100 American fine craft and jewelry artists. Expert jewelry repair is also offered. New this year is an expanded line of pottery and metalwork. The gallery is currently open Friday through Monday and daily during the summer.

Caron Chance has been in the catering business locally for 21 years. She owns and operates the Back Door Catering Co. in Quincy at the Plumas-Sierra County Fairgrounds. Caron is a highly respected chef who is known for offering a variety of health-conscious dishes. She’ll help create the ideal menu perfect for any type or size event tailored to meet any special needs and every budget.

And we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention that her husband, longtime Quincy resident Kenny Chance, owns and operates Chance Construction. He begins his ninth year in May as a general contractor. Kenny’s vast experience in the trade includes new construction, remodels and repairs for both residential and commercial projects.