“The Huckleberry Days of the 50s”
For those who lived during the decade of the ’50s or you younger folks who are curious about those halcyon days, Quincy resident and former local business owner Ralph Higgins paints a picture of growing up in a small town in his latest book, “The Huckleberry Days of the ’50s.” Autographed copies are available at a discount as an introduction to Ralph and wife Gayle’s new website featuring words, music and art. Purchase the Huckleberry book and sample their wares at ralphhiggins.com. Let me just add that you’ll learn a great deal about this very interesting and talented couple and all they offer when you visit this web site, including Gayle’s passion for painting portraits, especially of animals!
sports ’n shorts farewell party
Originally opened in 1996, Dave Gott has decided to close his popular East Quincy water ’in hole, Sports ’N Shorts. With his deeply rooted family history in the food and bar business in Quincy, I know it had to have been a tough decision for Dave. But those close to him said the upcoming retirement of his longtime manager helped him make this agonizing decision.
quincy, chester rabies clinics
Two low-cost rabies vaccination clinics are scheduled next week in Quincy and Chester. On Sept. 21, 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., shots will be offered at American Valley Animal Hospital on Alta Avenue in East Quincy. On Sept. 24, 9 a.m. – 12noon shots will be given at Chester Veterinary Clinic on Main Street. The Plumas County Animal Control folks will also be there to provide one-stop licensing services.
STREET ROD ACTIVITIES
Come join the fun at the 26th annual Street Rod Extravaganza! This Friday, Sept. 9, Chester’s Main Street will be alive with classic cars and great music, including a “sock hop” at the Main Street Coffee Bar. The fun continues Saturday, Sept. 10, with the car show in Chester Park. Best of Show, People’s Choice and the Red Myers Memorial Award will be presented along with first and second place awards in a variety of categories. A Poker Run cruise through Lake Almanor West and a Poker Walk from a host of merchant locations will also be available.
BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING
Grace-Ann Mason and JoAnn Prince, owners of Great Northern Hair Co. in Quincy, just returned from a shopping spree at the “Off Price Market” in Las Vegas. They purchased lots of new clothing, jewelry, tights, socks and more so look for their new inventory just in time for back to school!
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