Business Scene for the week of 4/13/2011

mobile auto glass service

Jason and Elizabeth Smith at Peterson Glass and The Imagination Company on Watson Road in Chester now offer mobile vehicle glass chip repair and replacement services. Their work includes a lifetime leak-free warranty on all installations. The best part is that they come to you — saving you time and money — without any service call fees. All insurance work is welcome.

seasonal openings

Gamboni’s Peninsula Grill, located on the Lake Almanor Peninsula, is open for the season. Owner-chef John Gamboni offers his famous California cuisine and sushi on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through April. The bar opens at 4 p.m. with happy hour and a delightful bar menu.

Luciano’s cucina di pasta has reopened for the season, but in a new location: 449 Peninsula Dr., Lake Almanor, across from the Coldwell Banker offices. Chef/owner Ivan Tochev serves his popular Italian specialties for dinner seven nights a week and lunches daily excluding Tuesdays. He also serves breakfast on the weekends.

‘egg’citing adult easter egg hunt

Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino are hosting their 17th annual Spring Fling and Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Crescent Country on Good Friday, April 22. The hidden eggs (OK, they will be in plain sight) inside their distinctive Crescent Mills store contain gifts, discounts and the coveted grand prize “golden egg” worth $50.

dentist offers free exams

Chester dentist Dr. Brent Webb tells us April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, so he is providing free oral cancer screenings April 20 from 2 – 5 p.m. His office is on Laurel Lane in Chester across from the post office.

He will be at Chester Elementary School for the 18th annual Kindergarten Round-Up April 21. This event provides children 4 – 6 with no-cost health assessments and immunizations. Services include dental, vision and hearing checks and a school-entry physical exam.

correcting an oversight

Mentioned last week Tim O’Brien was celebrating 27 years of success with his realty firm, Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate. When I mentioned all the offices he now has countywide, I somehow overlooked Quincy. That would be Coldwell Banker Pioneer Realty managed by longtime Realtor Randy Barlow.

we just keep lighting the candles..

The team of professionals at Neff Automotive in Crescent Mills has been expertly serving the area’s automotive repair needs for six years. They work on most cars and trucks, foreign and domestic.

Ellice Roderick is celebrating her seventh anniversary this month at Wisteria in Chester. She is excited to introduce a new line of “Uttermost” fine home accessories and décor.  She’ll also be carrying a new line of women’s loungewear and robes from Pine Cone Hill.

Dan and Carla Day are enjoying their eighth year as owners of High Sierra Landscapes in Quincy. Serving all of Plumas County, they specialize in design and installation of unique mountain landscapes and hardscapes such as ponds, streams, water features and more.

It has been a terrific seven years for Sonshine Flowers owners Vicki Mason and daughter Brooke. They tell us they have enjoyed building their inventory of designer vases, handmade cards and soaps and other unique gifts for their Chester store.

Plumas District Hospital Volunteers are celebrating their 33rd anniversary recently. The anchor to their philanthropic endeavors is the Bargain Boutique at Lawrence and Church streets in Quincy. Proceeds from this thrift shop benefit the hospital, supplying equipment for patient care the hospital could not normally afford or perhaps justify in their operating budget. The Volunteers also award scholarships annually to medical students from the hospital district.

Birth Partners is celebrating its sixth year of providing pregnancy mentoring services to families in Plumas and Lassen counties. Susie Wilson said their pregnancy mentoring services include group or private childbirth education classes, skilled labor and delivery support for in-home or hospital births, breastfeeding support, belly casting and an assortment of related workshops and more.  For more information, visit mamamentors.co
healthy hometown challenge

Evergreen Market in Greenville is holding its newest in-store event, “Hometown Healthy Challenge,” now through April 30.

Ken said the supermarket is issuing a “Bingo Challenge” to the youth of Indian Valley In coordination with local schools and agencies, bingo cards will be circulating with challenges on it.  Each square encourages a healthy activity that will require active participation from a young customer and their family. Example’s of challenges include: take a family walk, ride your bike to school all week, cook a healthy meal from Evergreen’s recipe kiosk, and pick up litter around town.  As bingos are completed the participants become eligible for prizes.  The more bingos completed, the larger the prize.  Blackouts will be rewarded with grand prizes including, but not limited to, family passes to the Indian Valley Pool or a half-year scholarship to any program offered by the Indian Valley Rec and Park District.

On April 30, all participants who completed at least one bingo will be invited to participate in a nature hike hosted by the supermarket in coordination with Jeanene Hafen and Community Connections.



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