Business Scene for the week of 6/22/2011

new appliance store gears up

Lifelong residents Joe and Elaine Azevedo have opened Appliance Repair Services in East Quincy next to Shadetree Automotive. ARS offers new and used sales, service (including warranty work) and parts for virtually all major home appliances including Whirlpool, Jenn-Air, Maytag, Estate and Roper. And if you don’t mind a little cosmetic dent or scratch, Joe also carries factory-new appliances that have some minor flaws but provide big discounts! Joe has been in the appliance repair business for 24 years and his assistant, Henry Glover, has certainly seen it all in his 50-plus years as an appliance repairman. Presently, the store has somewhat limited hours while the crew is out servicing appliances so I suggest you call first to check store hours or to make an appointment: 283-1212.

chester manor reopens as hostel

After being closed since 2009, owner Chuck VanPaemel is excited to bring the Chester Manor Inn back to life, reopening it as a hostel with discounted rooms, a coin operated laundry facility and a shared kitchen and recreation room. The Chester Manor Hostel also provides free “trails-end” pickup and return for those hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

pool is open, passes available

The Olympic-size pool at Feather River Fitness Center has been reopened for the summer season. Facility manager Josh Taylor said they are offering special “pool only” passes this year. The facility, on Highway 70 in Quincy near the airport, also features aerobic classes, a weight room, aerobic equipment, racquetball courts, sauna and spa.

dinners at mt. huff golf course

The clubhouse at Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills is now serving dinner Friday and Saturday, 5 – 8 p.m. and brunch on Sunday. Couple of other notables: A popular golf scramble is played every Thursday at 5 p.m., dinner afterward, and upcoming golf clinics will be held for women and children.

greenville house cleaning service

Nancy Dunn has started a new business called Quality House Cleaning, offering house cleaning, house and/or pet sitting and livestock care. Prior to moving here in 2009, Nancy operated a similar business in the Catskill Mountains in New York. She also has extensive experience working with horses on racehorse training farms and a therapeutic horse farm for special needs children. 249-8864.

the twenty garage relocates

This full-service automotive repair center is now located at 118-C Watson Road in Chester, next to Petersen Glass. Owner Ken Anthony said this new location provides more room to better accommodate his customers and his growing business.

lions eyeglass recycling drop-off

JoAnn Prince and Grace-Ann Mason, owners of Great Northern Hair Co. in downtown Quincy, have added a community drop-off location for unwanted eyeglasses. It is part of the Quincy Lions Club’s participation in the service club’s International Eyeglass Recycling program, so drop off your old glasses and help someone see better!

New Owner at Railroad Room

Charlie Cecil recently purchased Chuck’s Railroad Room in Westwood. Charlie has been a part-time resident of Westwood for about 10 years, and is now a full-time resident with his wife Priscilla. He has 15 years experience in the restaurant and bar business. He said with previous owner Willa Handzel retiring, he didn’t want to see the business close. With the kitchen currently being remodeled, future plans include opening a family restaurant.

more acknowledgements…

Catering to the community’s wishes has helped Rick Williams mark a successful 10-year milestone with Timberline Materials on Highway 36, just west of Chester. Rick started with a few bays of rock and soil and has expanded to selling both decorative and utility rock, soil, bark, sand and the like.

David Price Jeweler is celebrating its 31st anniversary in Chester. Owners David and Florence Price have been business owners in the area for over 40 years. David said, “You have to change with the times,” so they began adding decorative clocks, pewter items and an unparalleled selection of gift merchandise. Keeping the store fresh looking with a nice variety of inventory has been the key to their success, Florence said.

June marks the ninth anniversary in business for Quincy Carpet and Window Care owners Rick and Laura Marchus. Their three sons, Jason, Jeremy and Matt, operate Mouser Bros. Cabinetry in Quincy.

The Red Onion Grill in Chester is celebrating its second anniversary. Owners Filip and Eva Laboda have the restaurant open daily serving lunch and dinner with a mouth-watering nightly special.  They also serve Sunday brunch.


x DeMartile Automotive on Highway 70 just east of Quincy High School has been serving the automotive repair needs for the area for 11 years.  Owners Evans, Kathy, Tim and Marcy DeMartile are experts at taking care of virtually anything that ails your car or truck.


Gary Whitmire, EA celebrates his 27th year in business in Chester. As an enrolled agent licensed to practice before the IRS, Gary is continually attending seminars to stay current with tax law changes. Most recently, he attended the annual California Society of Enrolled Agents three-day course referred to as their “Super Seminar.”


In July, George Westbrook is having his first anniversary with George’s Mobile Slaughtering and Custom Butchering. In addition to his mobile slaughtering services, he also has an on-site walk-in refrigerated storage unit. He does it all: wild game, beef, swine, lamb and goats, along with offering smoked meat and different styles and flavors of sausage.

Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have been building quality products for 12 years now at Sierra Valley Barns. Some of the products they manufacture at the Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.

Brenda and Jeff Lemons kick off their third year with The Coffee Station in Chester. The popular espresso cafe features a drive-thru window.

Plumas Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is also celebrating its 10th anniversary in Quincy. In their tenure, they have been able to find good homes for thousands of cats and kittens. No doubt they look forward to the same kind of success during the next decad.

community wellness fair

As part of an ongoing effort to inform, educate and empower community members to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors, Plumas District Hospital’s Wellness Committee is holding its fourth annual Community Wellness Fair and 5k fun run/walk Saturday, Aug. 20, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Pioneer Park in Quincy.

The free family-friendly event will feature demonstrations, vendor and informational booths and many hands-on activities like a bounce house, swimming, horseshoes, bocce ball and volleyball.

Vendor spaces are available for interested health and wellness oriented businesses.  Contact Denise Harding at 283-7120 to reserve a space or for more information.



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