Business Scene for the week of 8/1/2014

The grand opening of the Thirsty Trout on Main Street in Chester is Saturday, Aug. 2, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., and will include appearances by former San Francisco 49er stars Dan Bunz and Jeff Stover. Owner Tom and Mary (pictured) Maumoynier also own the Lake Almanor Fly Fishing Co. next door. Son Joey (pictured with Mary) will manage the full-service bar and said at this “family pub” patrons can enjoy an array of appetizers that include pulled pork sliders, chicken wings, fries, salads, Asian tacos and more. Photo by Valorie Chisholm

Debbie Groesser invites everyone tocome join the fun at the Blue Goose Gallery of Artists First Friday art show and reception Aug. 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. This month’s theme is “From Dawn to Ducks,” featuring artists Ron Magoon, Marylin Magoon, Eva Havelik, Martha Herr, Susan Morey and Susan Kearns. As always, there are prizes, refreshments and fun! The gallery is on Main Street in Chester.


For the 10th consecutive year, Gary and Paul Casella are hosting the Fish for a Wish tournament at their Lake Almanor business, Big Cove Resort. The event benefits the Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation that includes 17 counties in northern California. The event’s organizer, Gary’s son, A.J. Casella, has successfully raised over $400,000 in cash and in-kind contributions. It’ll take place Aug. 9 at Big Cove. Following the tournament — which is open to kids and adults — there will be prize giveaways, a silent auction and lunch.


Connie’s Place, owned by Connie Kunsman and co-managed by Kim Burnett, is now open seven days a week. This store is widely known for its secondhand treasures that include antiques, collectibles, books, jewelry and furniture. When you are looking for that unique and special gift it’s worth the stop and chat with Connie or Kim. The store is just 3 miles west of Portola on Highway 70.


Emily Webb has launched a new website featuring all the popular romantic, feminine and vintage products that she sells in her downtown Quincy store, Emily’s Garden. Take a look at


There’s something for everyone at the next huge community swap meet at the Truman Collins Sports Complex in Chester next to the park Saturday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s open to all local area vendors, which makes it a great opportunity to either buy or sell gently used items, have your yard sale or bake sale or hold a group fundraiser. Space rental proceeds benefit the Almanor Recreation and Park District; for more information call David Slusher at 258-7750.

NOTABLE anniversaries …

As they begin their 20th year in business, Morning Star Log Furniture owners Mike and Cathy Simmons tell us with Kathy Wasson (formerly with the sheriff’s department) joining their operation it has given them a little “law and order.” Cathy and Kathy have teamed up to keep Mike “under lock and key, working him day and night” manufacturing the amazing log furniture they have become so well known for. Their expanded showroom also includes an art and gift gallery. They are located a few miles west of Chester near the junction of highways 36 and 89.

Joseph and Kathryn Fisher note their 12th year in business in Quincy with Bullet Information Technology Solutions, located in the office complex above the Quincy post office. They provide an array of computer services that include maintenance and repairs, networking solutions and software support. Kathryn also offers mobile notary services throughout Plumas County.

Dave’s Carpet & Window Cleaning is celebrating its sixth anniversary. The Quincy-based business is owned by Dave Reynolds — some may remember Dave when he owned White Glove Cleaning years ago! He operates from a self-contained vehicle with his own fresh water dispenser and generator. Dave is a certified carpet and upholstery cleaner offering more than 17 years experience.

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