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Business Scene for the week of 4/28/2010

COMMUNITY DAY AT THE RANCH
    You are invited to join Ralph and Trish Wilburn and their wranglers at their first-ever community appreciation day celebration, May 1, beginning at 2 p.m.  This year marks their 10th anniversary as owners of Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch, situated a few miles east of Quincy. As a way of thanking the community, they are holding this special community appreciation day packed full of free family activities and festivities.  You’ll enjoy fishing, swimming, lawn games, water games, horseshoe and volleyball tournaments, line dancing, tug of wars and so much more.  In addition, the local fire department and the Quincy fire department will display some of their equipment and Mountain Care LifeFlight will bring in a helicopter for display. Door prizes will be given throughout the day. We even understand some special guests are expected to attend.

CHAMBER MIXER AT ALMANOR
    The Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber is having its next mixer Friday, April 30, 5:30-8 p.m. at Carol’s Café in Prattville. Host and owner Carol Franchette, who can lay claim to being one of the longest operating restaurants under the same ownership in the area, will serve an assortment of delectable items from her catering menu. This marks her 39th year in business, which she attributes to continuing to enhance her menu offering “comfort foods with a twist.” R.S,V,P. for the mixer by calling 258-2426.

DARN THOSE RUMORS
    For those who might have heard the nasty rumor that Ayoobs in Quincy is closing its doors, nothing — and I mean nothing! — could be further from the truth. Owner Charlotte Smith said her spring and summer merchandise is in with lots more on its way. She said they are also adding a little incentive for Saturday shoppers; you can get an extra 10% off your purchases between 3-5 p.m. through the summer.

DENTIST PLANS OPEN HOUSE
    To mark the completion of Dr. Brent Webb’s transition to his new beautifully remodeled dental offices on Laurel Lane in Chester, he and Dr. Hugh Eltgroth are having an open house May 5, from 4-6 p.m. You are invited to stop by for refreshments and a chance to win a Zoom whitening treatment.

SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY OPEN HOUSE
    In celebration of her first 8 years, Kim Burnett is having an open house for her Portola business, Value Wise Variety, May 1, from noon-2 p.m. Lots of prizes will be awarded, including a basket full of goodies valued at $100, not to mention hot dogs, drinks and balloons for the kids. Her two tenants, Sit-n-Scrap and Anytime Graphics will share in the festivities.

DIANNA’S OPENS FOR SEASON
    Dianna’s Restaurant at the Lake Almanor Country Club Golf Course is open for the season. Owner and Chef Dianna Guess has more than 30 years in catering coupled with a decade in the restaurant business. She is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch.

ANNIVERSARIES…
    It’s the 14th anniversary for Back Door Catering in Quincy. Owner Caron Chance provides a full-service catering business with a menu as varied as your imagination. Located in the Mineral Building at the fairgrounds, Caron provides her catering services throughout Plumas County.

    x Gary and Ellen Foss are celebrating 31 years with Lakeside Construction. They originally started as Lakeside Painting and, as a licensed contractor, expanded services, including bat and bird removal, over the years.

NEW AT PORTOLA AUTOMOTIVE
    Longtime local resident Hever Lopez is the newest technician to join the crew at Portola Automotive. Owner Robert Brumit, now celebrating his 4th year, tells us he is also adding welding — Mig, Tig and traditional gas — services to his shop.

NEW INFRARED SAUNA
    Located above the Grey Squirrel in Chester, Upstairs Day Spa owners Dawn Lee and Lisa Phillips tell us they now have the Health Mate Sauna. They said this is not a traditional stream sauna; it uses infrared rays that work by conversion where heat is transfer directly to the body without having to heat the air first. They said it allows for a deeper sweat while breathing more easily with less energy loss.
 
UPDATE ON MOONS RESTAURANT
    Some of the activity you might have noticed around Moons Restaurant in Quincy is that of Cole Dunbar and Jeffery McMahon, the new owners. Cole was raised in Quincy and returned after graduating from culinary school. Jeffery moved here from Minnesota 8 months ago. Plans include opening for lunch and dinner serving homemade regional American cuisine in late May or early June. Future plans include a microbrewery.

FUN, FLEXIBILITY EXERCISE CLASSES
    Instructor Jennelle Verderber is conducting a Fun, Flexibility and Creative Enrichment Class at Lake Almanor Fitness Center for children, ages 3-5. She said the classes are designed to enhance flexibility and physical development, while inspiring creativity and self-awareness. For more information, call the Chester facility today.

ARCHITECT RELOCATES TO GREENVILLE
    Blake Shelters Architect, LLP has relocated his offices to 308 Main St. in Greenville. Blake said his more centralized location will better serve his clients throughout Plumas County. He does architectural site and master planning, commercial and custom residential specializing in timber structures with his own unique “mountain craftsman” style.





    
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