Longtime crafter Carol Hodges has opened Carol’s Quilts and Crafts in Chester at the corner of Pine and Irwin Way. She said this is the perfect place to showcase her assorted handcrafted jewelry and quilted items like wall hangings, quilts, pillows, embroidered pillowcases and embellished hats. Carol is a lifelong resident of Chester. Photo by Cheri McIntire
Gold lakes basin openings…
Firewoods, the restaurant at Gray Eagle Lodge, is open for the season, serving dinnernightly with daily specials to tantalize your tastebuds. Owners Bret and Lynn Smith look forward to another great season at the lodge. Call 836-2511 for reservations.
Sardine Lake Resort has also opened for the season. Chef Kurt Haselton has a delicious menu and amazing view of the Sierra Buttes in store for all those making the trek up to Lakes Basin. Have a cocktail in the gazebo with the setting sun and enjoyfine dining in the rustic lodge. Call 862-1196 for reservations.
grand opening festivities
On June 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Suzanne Hamar is having a grand opening for her Greenville business, General Store. Festivities include wooden bear carving demonstrations, yarn spinning, a community swap meet and barbecue. Her store carries something for everyone — hence the name — from antiques, arts and crafts and vintage kitchen ware to brand name work clothes, shoes, sewing supplies and just a lot more.
open house set for friday
Emily Williams is having an open house celebration at Trails Within Yoga and Wellness for her first anniversary Friday, May 31, from 5 to 7 p.m. Refreshments and light snacks will be offered. Chair massage and henna tattoos will both be offered to help you get into a festive mood. The evening will end with a short Kirtan (participatory music experience), led by instructor Michelle Anderson. The studio is located in downtown Graeagle.
chester dentist’s special offers
Chester Dentist Brad Nord is offering specials for patients. The family dental practice is offering adults an exam, X-rays and cleaning for just $99 and children 8 and under can get the same for $50 through June.
another year in the books…
Stephanie Jay, owner of Star Quality Skincare & Nails,operating inside Shear Pleasure, is celebrating her second anniversary doing business in Quincy and 13 years in the beauty industry. In September, Stephanie will also be carrying a new casual wear clothing line designed by her niece, Jacqueline Marie, before she passed away. Part of the proceeds will go to care for Jacqueline’s two young sons.
James and Stacy Huffmon celebrate their third year in business at Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge in Quincy. With its big screen televisions, pool table and other games in the lower bar and a more elegant environment in the upstairs lounge, it’s become a popular watering hole for a variety of folks.
It is the second anniversary for Quincy residents Budd and Sharon Pence as owners of East Side Laundry in East Quincy. The couple also owns and operates the well-known heating, refrigeration and air-conditioning company Heat Transfer Systems, which they started 27 years ago.
popular shop & save cards offered
This marks the third year Sierra Hospice is offering the Shop & Save card, good through December 2013. The $10 purchase price gives you a card with 22 businesses from Chester, Westwood and Indian Valley listed on the back that are offering special discounts to cardholders. For more information about the offer or to obtain a card call 258-3412.