Business Scene for the week of 9/12/2014
ARBECUE A TASTY RIB, DO YA?
Mark your calendars: The fourth annual Quincy Elks Rib Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Sept. 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. If you’re one to make a mean BBQ’d pork or beef rib, call or go see John or Tracy Wixted at the Ranchito Motel for an entry form. Otherwise, plan on bringing the family that afternoon to enjoy what promises to be some terrific barbecue. There will also be a silent auction and no-host bar for those so inclined.
SPEAKING OF CHILI COOK-OFFS: WESTWOOD
On Saturday, Sept. 13,from noon to 5 p.m., The Double “G” Iron Horse Saloon in Westwood is hosting the 23rdannual Chimney Fund Chili Cook-Off. In addition to a slew of chili and salsa dishes available for tasting, there will also be barbecue, lots of prizes and a 50/50 cash giveaway. For the kids: games, face painting, a visit by Smokey Bear and great live music for all to enjoy.Proceeds benefit the well-known and highly regarded Chimney Fund. For more information call Mary at 256-2621. It promises to be a fun day, so bring the family.
SECOND SATURDAY ARTIST RECEPTION
An artist reception showcasing the talents of local artist Phil Gallagher is this Saturday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the park in historic downtown Graeagle. Brian and Toni Carl, proprietors of the Red House Art Gallery, are the host of these monthly events.
THE LAST MONDAY IS COMING
Monday, Sept. 15, is the final Monday to enjoy this season’s Barbecue and Mountain Music on the Lawn at Bontaful Gardens Cafe in Blairsden. Owner Janet Canty said the weekly event was loads of fun this year, adding that if you can’t come and enjoy the good food, good music and good weather this Monday then she’ll look forward to seeing you on Mondays next spring. The restaurant remains open serving breakfast and lunch.
ANNUAL VACCINATION CLINIC
In the recognition of National Animal Safety and Protection Month, Dr. Roberta Wiederholt and her staff at the Chester Veterinary Clinic are holding a “walk-in” low-cost vaccination clinic Sept. 8 – 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. They ask that you please bring cats in a cage and dogs on a leash.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT: SAVE THE DATE
The seventh annual Girls’ Night Out in Quincy is Friday, Sept. 26. “Hollywood” is the theme this year for this very popular and fun evening that gets underway at 4 p.m. and wraps up around 8 p.m. A fun and challenging Hollywood trivia game is currently being played and will end Friday night, Sept. 26. Stop by each of the following stores for its question (they all have an entry form too): Bargain Boutique, Emily’s Garden, Carey Candy Co., Epilog Books, Moon’s, Plumas Arts Gallery, Forest Stationers, Body and Soul, Little People, The Drunk Brush, Great Northern Hair Co. and Main Street Styles, which is also where you turn in the completed form with all your answers and where the winner will receive a free pair of shoes. All participating merchants will have sales, refreshments and more.
BAKED GOODS FROM THE HOME
Carol and Dana Smith, the owners and chefs of We Bake 4 U, a cottage business in Quincy, are celebrating the completion of their first year in business. They got the idea for this cottage industry home food baking business after completing the culinary arts program at Feather River College and with the passage of Assembly Bill 1616, the Homemade Food Act. If you made it to any of the Quincy Certified Farmers’ Markets this summer, you undoubtedly saw their booth and most likely purchased some of their baked goods. Carol said it proved to be very successful and rewarding for them with “overwhelming” feedback from the community. Beginning this Saturday, Sept. 13, and continuing every Saturday from 10 a.m. until their products are sold out they will be selling baked goods from their home on 1002 Valley View Drive in Quincy.
Business Scene for the week of 9/5/2014
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION SATURDAY
The Plumas Club in downtown Quincy is having its 100th birthday celebration this Saturday, Sept. 6. Family-friendly activities will be held outdoors on Railway Avenue — which will be closed to traffic between Lawrence and Main — including live music, face painting, a Wild West gunslinger show, gold panning demos, food vendors and more. Owner Marjorie Canady encourages everyone to dress in early 1900s attire and get prizes geared to the early 1900s.
ANNUAL VACCINATION CLINIC
Doyle Rolston, DVM, and his staff at the Indian Creek Veterinarian Clinic are holding their annual reduced-price vaccination clinic on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at the Evergreen Market parking lot in Greenville from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Staff from Plumas County Animal Control will be there as well providing quick pet licensing services.
ONE MORE FIRST FRIDAY IN CHESTER
We need to correct an item in last week’s column regarding the very successful First Friday Art Shows at The Blue Goose Gallery of Artists in Chester. We inadvertently indicated that the reception held on the last Friday of the month, Aug. 29, was the last gathering for the season. Not so: there is one more First Friday Art Show on Oct. 3, and it will be the final for the season. We apologize for the confusion.
QUINCY STORE ADDS NEW PAINT LINE
Gary and Mary Vogt have added Pratt & Lambert Paint to the paint department at their Quincy store, American Valley Hardware, in the Plumas Pines Shopping Center. The paint manufacturers’ top sellers are the Pro-Hide contractors grade and the Accolade Interior, a paint and primer that delivers easy application with a vibrant long-lasting finish. This new product is a nice complement to the full line of Sherwin-Williams paint products they will continue to carry.
LAKE ALMANOR’S CENTENNIAL STAMP
In recognition of Lake Almanor’s 100th birthday, Robin and Carol Rycraft, owners of Rycraft Ceramic Stamps, have designed and produced a commemorative handcrafted “Lake Almanor’s Centennial” cookie stamp as well as a commemorative ornament. Both can be found at their store on Main Street in Old Towne Chester.
AUTO PAINT MATCHED AND DELIVERED
Auto paint for touchups and refinishing is available from the Intermountain Paint Centers, aka Chester Paint Center, Susanville Paint Center and Quincy Paint Center. It’s actually stocked at the Susanville location, but with the convenience of their three locations you can bring or call in your vehicle’s color code to your local store and the Susanville staff will provide the exact match and have it delivered to their store nearest you.
IT’S BEEN NINE YEARS IN QUINCY
Gary and Bee at Sweet Lorraine’s on Main Street in downtown Quincy across from the Main Street Sports Bar celebrate their ninth year running this popular lunch and dinner restaurant. Gary extends a special thanks to his “terrific staff” and “fantastic customers” for helping make his restaurant a success. Besides being known for his establishment’s friendly atmosphere, Chef Gary has made quite a reputation for his prowess around the kitchen. His hearty and tasty lunch sandwiches, along with his daily specials and mouth-watering steaks, seafood or pasta on the dinner menu, are sure to please even the most discriminating palate.
Business Scene for the week of 8/29/2014
BARBECUE, CRAFT SHOW, MUSIC
This Sunday, Aug. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Rocki Eriksen is having live music, a barbecue and an arts and crafts show at her business, California Sister Nursery, on Highway 70 in Twain. She’s discounted her entire nursery inventory, including trees, perennials and drought-tolerant natives, so go for the sale and stay for the fun! The Elks will have beer and wine available and for $15 you can enjoy a barbecued meal from “Bill the rib guy.” Local musicians performing that day include Johnny Walker, Greg Lewis, Greg Willis and Rocki’s Boys.
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Business Scene for the week of 8/22/2014
DOG DEPOT PET STORE OPENS
Mimi Garner welcomes both canines and their owners at her newly opened Dog Depot Pet Store. It is located within the Sierra Adventures Regional Visitor Center, which is across from the historic white barn at the intersection of Highway 70 and 89 in Blairsden.Dogs can relax while their owners shop for pet food, toys, snacks, chews, bowls, leashes, gifts and more. Visitors with dogs will also find information on pet-friendly attractions. Dog Depot also offers dog daycare and in-home boarding.
Mimi invites you to stop by over the Labor Day weekend for appetizers.
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Business Scene for the week of 8/15/2014
DEADLINE QUICKLY APPROACHING
The deadline is fast approaching for the 2015 edition of the Plumas Lassen Connection telephone directory, the only locally produced — and most cost-effective — phone book that covers all of Plumas and Lassen counties and parts of Sierra County. For 20 years we have been providing the region with the most complete and comprehensive listing of residential and business listings in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. We’ll even include cellphone numbers for those who choose to list them — all you have to do is provide it to us!
Some 42,000 phone books are hand-delivered to homes and businesses throughout the local area, primarily by local school and youth groups. The delivery has become a major fundraiser for them. Since that very first edition in 1995, these groups have earned more than $170,000 delivering the Plumas Lassen Connection. So when you remember, thank the advertisers in yellow pages because a big chunk of advertising revenue in this book goes right back to our local youth!
Read more: Business Scene for the week of 8/15/2014