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Business Scene for the week of 5/30/2014

chamber mixer, open house

Sierra Park Homes and the Eastern Plumas and Quincy chambers of commerce are having a mixer and open house Friday, May 30, at 5 p.m. at one of the newest homes in Sierra Park’s subdivision just off of Lee Road at 165 Pony Court in Quincy. Besides enjoying the refreshments and conviviality, you’ll have a chance to tour this very special solar electric and Energy Star certified show home. Also, representatives from Plumas-Sierra Telecommunications will be there to make the formal announcement that this development is the first subdivision in the county to make the new high-speed fiber optic Internet service available to its homeowners. There will also be a fundraiser (drawing for a prize) for Relay for Life.

greenhorn barbecue is back

Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, 10 miles east of Quincy, fires up its weekly Friday evening barbecue season this week, May 30. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., enjoy all-you-can-eat ribs and chicken with all the fixin’s.While there, you and your family can enjoy other activities that include fishing, swimming, volleyball and the bonfire sing-along complete with s’mores. Join in on the horseshoe tournament and enjoy a wagon ride for a small fee.

community fun day may 31

Then on Saturday, May 31,at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch it’s their Community Fun Day and Dutch Oven Cook-Off. There are prizes for three age groups and for the best table presentation and the people’s choice award. Other family activities include gunfighter shows, vendors, live music, wagon rides, a bonfire, horseshoes, swimming, fishing, a petting zoo, a bounce house, fire engine displays, horseback riding, sack races and line dancing. A pulled-pork barbecue begins at 5 p.m. For more information and contest sign-ups call 283-0930. Helping sponsor this event are Canyon Motor Parts, Howling Wolf Studios and High Sierra Propane.

More seasonal openings …

On Friday, May 30, the Romano family — which has owned and operated Sierra Valley Farms for 20 years — opens its Certified Farmers’ Market for the season. Every Friday throughout summer the Romanos will host local growers selling their wares in an open market style from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Special events include cooking demonstrations from local chefs and their “Dinner in the Barn,” during which guests will dine on a four-course gourmet meal with farm-fresh produce harvested specifically for the dinner.

x Denise McLaughlin has reopened her Crescent Mills eatery, McLaughlin’s Road House. She says her patrons can make selections from an extensive menu that features what she considers (I haven’t tried one yet) to be one of the best Philly cheese steaks in Plumas County.

attends solar inverter seminar

Bill Battagin, of Feather River Solar Electric, attended a solar inverter seminar conducted by SMA Solar Technology in Rocklin.Bill said that SMA is the largest inverter manufacturer in the world. Its products are German engineered and manufactured in Colorado and itsU.S. headquarters are in Rocklin. “It was a full day of learning about the latest in inverter innovation and installation techniques.These seminarsgive me a great opportunity to share ideas, designs and ideas with others in my field. Maybe the best part is being able to ask detailed questions and get answers from the folksmanufacturing these products,” said Bill.

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