beats staying alone at home
If you need a place for your dog to hang out while you shop or if it’s too hot to leave your pup in the car while you shop, consider Avonna’s Critter Clippers on Highway 147 at Lake Almanor. Owner Avonna Burkman just finished her outdoor Doggie Day Care area. It’s a large fenced-in grassy area with plenty of shade trees when it is time to nap. Hourly and day rates are available. Don’t forget, Avonna’s carries “pet bling” and the very popular custom bandanas.
solar COOK-OFF up next
Mark your calendar! Blackhawk Solar and KQNY 91.9 present the 22nd annual Solar Cook-Off on Friday and Saturday, July 13 and 14, at the Taylorsville Campground. Three bands start things off Friday at 7:30 p.m. On Saturday, enjoy music on two stages until after 10 p.m. The days are filled with solar cooking demonstrations and food, arts and crafts booths and plenty of great food and refreshments.
quincy merchants group busy
Cheryl Reinitz shared with us just how busy the Quincy Merchants group has been beautifying the area. They have purchased park benches and once again have arranged for the colorful petunias you see hanging on the light standards on both sides of Main Street. The group has also purchased the rose bushes near the veterans’ memorial monument at the Dame Shirley Plaza. They are now in the process of replacing the area’s flag’s. Cheryl (along with her hardworking husband Bob) own Forest Stationers.
the cat is back at mr. b’s
Spot, the beloved shop cat at Mr. B’s Auto Techtronics in Quincy — whom, were told, disappointed lots of customers when she retired a couple of years ago — is back. Shop owner John Bremmel wanted us to pass this along should anyone want to stop and visit Spot at the automotive repair facility this summer.
more anniversaries to mention…
Gary and Mary Vogt are celebrating their 30th anniversary at American Valley Hardware in Quincy’s Plumas Pines Shopping Center. The exceptionally well-stocked store carries paint, plumbing and electrical supplies, automotive parts and supplies, household appliances, lawn care, crafts and lots of gift items.
Gary and Ellen Foss of Lakeside Construction and Painting are celebrating their business’s 33rd year. Gary is a general contractor and also offers specialized bat and bird removal services.
Treats Dog Company owners Monte and Joanie Keilty, who are also animal lovers themselves, tell us they are celebrating their fifth anniversary with their Chester store. That store was so warmly welcomed that they decided to open a second store in the Susanville area four years ago. If you have a four-legged friend, reptiles or birds they have everything you need for your pets. Stop by their Main Street locations in both Chester and Susanville.
Rick Williams marks a successful 11-year anniversary 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.
Thirteen years ago Leslie and Jeff Greenwood opened Sierra Valley Barns. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.