Business Scene for the week of 6/6/2012

it’s still a secret, but…

Pet Country Feed & Tack, next to Feather River Fitness on Crescent Street in Quincy, is making some changes. Owner Michelle Low announced that she plans on remodeling the inside of the store to make room for new products and services. But, for the time being, she is keeping the details a secret. Stop by and browse the endless assortment of accessories, feed, pets and supplies. Don't miss out on seeing the baby chicks and ducklings too.

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Business Scene for the week of 5/30/12


polka dot’s 50th b’day party

Rae and Mel Lancaster are having a party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Quincy’s legendary fast food eatery, the Polka Dot. It’s June 1, from 5 to 10:30 p.m., featuring live music, boat races and face painting for the kids, arts and crafts and specials in dedication to Quincy Little League.


coffee depot opens weekends

In addition to opening during the week at 6 a.m., Nichole’s Coffee Depot on West Sierra Avenue in Portola is now open on the weekends through mid October. The weekend hours are Saturday 7 a.m. –

2 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. Regardless of whether you dine in or use the convenient drive-through, the menu features delicious, homemade breakfast items complemented by an extensive coffee selection.



Treats Dog Company in Chester and Susanville is now an authorized dealer for the Blue Buffalo, Purina Pro-Plan and Eukanuba lines of pet foods. Animal lovers and storeowners Monte and Joanie Kielty said they are happy to be carrying these new lines for their customers — and more importantly, for their customers’ pets! These brands are available at both of their locations.


spring style show

Margie Meeker, owner of Country Style Family Hair Care in Greenville, just returned from the 65th annual Spring Style Show in San Jose. She loves going and keeping up to date with the latest in hair styling, coloring, cutting and related beauty products, adding that she always returns re-energized and excited about sharing what she has learned with her customers and staff.


new tanning booth

Ginger McLaughlin has added the new and impressive Peacock Tanning Booth to her full service salon offerings at Lake Almanor Nail Spa in the heart of Hamilton Branch. She also wants it known she will honor any unused tanning packages purchased at the now closed Cutting Edge in



we’re lighting more candles…

In June Rick and Laura Marchus are celebrating their 10th anniversary as owners of Quincy Carpet & Window Care, providing carpet cleaning, window washing and janitorial services. As a way of thanking the community for its support, Rick and Laura are rolling back their carpet cleaning prices to what they were when they bought the business in 2002.


Laura Semrau of Essential Skincare & Reflexology on Main Street in Chester is also celebrating her 10th year in business. She offers Murad facial treatments, reflexology sessions and waxing. With relaxation and pampering in mind, Laura has added organic bath soaks and skin care products produced in Greenville by Heaven Sent and Angel Kisses.


Two family-owned Graeagle businesses, Cast-a-Weigh Cruise Agency, owned and operated by Zoe Le Barron Wolf, and Cast-a-Way Consignment Shoppe, owned and operated by Art Wolf, celebrate their second successful year.


Ken and Debbie McMaster, owners of The Gold Rush Gallery, mark their eighth year in Graeagle this coming Memorial Day weekend. Their 33 years of creative and custom jewelry designs are complemented by a successful blend of American-made fine crafts.




Business Scene for the week of 5/23/2012

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community appreciation day
Kim Wynter Hanson has converted a well-known Chester house — the Bridges Home — into Wynter Willow, a unique gift and furniture store. Wynter, as she prefers to be called, said shoppers browsing will find something to “delight the eyes” in every room in the house. The mix of items carried ranges from what might be called rustic to the very elegant. Wynter is an artist who likes to refurbish furniture in her spare time. She moved to Chester three years ago from San Francisco. Photo by Cheri McIntire

It’s bound to be a full filled day at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Saturday, May 26, as they celebrate their 3rd annual Community Appreciation Day along with commemorating the ranch’s 50 anniversary! Daylong festivities get underway at 9 a.m. and include live music, horse shoe tournament, kids games, hot air balloon rides, plenty of food and just a lot, lot more! Greenhorn is located about 10 east of Quincy just off Highway 70.

rumor control central

A terrible rumor floating around cyberspace posted on Facebook said thatPapa’s Donut House in East Quincy has closed or is closing. According to owner Arleen Scott, nothing could be further from the truth and, unfortunately, the rumor has hurt business. “We are still in business with no intention of leaving the area. In fact, we are expanding our selection every day and will have specials throughout the summer.”

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Business Scene for the week of 5/16/2012

open house, bbq kicks off season

Quincy Hot Spot, on East Main Street in East Quincy, is getting ready for barbecue season with an open house kickoff Saturday, May 19. Stop by between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and sample the mouthwatering items featuring assorted sauces, rubs and grill seasonings that Don and DeeDee Driscol use (and sell) as they barbecue. Local craftsman Mike Vineyard will be on hand displaying many of the birdhouses, benches and other wood items he has created.

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Business Scene for the week of 5/9/2012

opens for season
Longtime Plumas County resident Tony Ringo has started his own business called Tony's Window Cleaning.  Tony has been cleaning windows for the past nine years.  He recently decided the demand warranted going full-time with the business, serving residential, commercial, and new construction customers throughout Plumas County.  He and his wife Alisha live in Quincy and can be contacted at 927-8547

Milwood Lakeside Nursery on Peninsula Drive at Lake Almanorhas opened for the season with all sorts of new, fun items for spring, including some decorative flags, sun catchers and wind chimes. They also have a nice selection of garden furniture and many new gift items. The nursery is owned and operated by Sam and Patti Glass, who also have a nursery in Susanville.

realtor joins century 21

Realtor Kyle McNeill is now an associate at Century 21 Lake Almanor Real Estate. He has been in the real estate business for nine years with particular experience in property management and vacation rentals in the Lake Almanor area. Broker Mary Getz said that Kyle works out of both their Chester and Lake Almanor offices

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