|Bike and ski store in Graeagle|
Howling Dogs Bike & Ski is now open in downtown Graeagle. The shop offers bicycle repair, sales and rentals in the summer and cross-country skis and snowshoes for rent or sale in the winter. Owners Phil and Kimberly Kaznowski have been avid quiet sports enthusiasts for more than 30 years, eight of those years here in Plumas County. They carry local, handmade, USA-made and recycled products whenever possible. Photo by Jennifer Lacy
grand opening party and bbq Sat.
Kelly Tan, the relatively new owner of Young’s Market in downtown Taylorsville, invites you to an extravagant grand opening party this Saturday, May 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. Festivities include what promises to be an outrageous barbecued meal (Kelly also does catering) and live music performed by Joe Tomaselli and Ken Cawley. I won’t try to describe the many changes and additions Kelly, her daughter, Lee, and parents Jack and Karen have made to the store in a relatively short time, both physically and in its inventory, but I assure you it is definitely worth the visit. Kelly bought the store in December from my brother and longtime owner, John Taborski, who now resides in Southern California near his two daughters and grandkids.
… here’s another bbq saturday
The annual customer appreciation day event for Quincy Hot Spot is also Saturday, May 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sample a variety of the mouthwatering barbecue sauces, rubs and grill seasonings owners Don and DeeDee Driscol will be serving (and selling), while browsing through the vast inventory of products, sure to make your summertime grilling sizzle, carried in their East Quincy shop.
With a little planning, you’ll be able to visit both!
|Retail flower shop opens|
Chelssa Outland opened Chelssa’s Flowers & Events on Main Street in Chester. She offers fresh flowers, plants and gift baskets and also provides event planning for weddings and assorted parties and other functions. Her services include coordinating catering, decorations, DJs and party rental equipment. She and her husband, Scotty, have lived in the area for nearly three years. Future plans include costume design and accessories for dancers. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
plumas bank promotions
Christine Bell is now assistant vice president, human resources manager; Heather Lewis has been named assistant vice president, eBanking and item processing manager; and Brandy Cedillos has been promoted to assistant vice president, accounting manager at Plumas Bank.
Bell joined the bank in 1993 as a proof operator and has continued to be promoted throughout her career. She recently received certification as a professional in human resources. Her responsibilities include managing wage and salary administration, benefits, employee relations, staffing, employee records and payroll, affirmative action and personnel policy administration for more than 150 employees.
|Almanor Certified Welders|
Pete Neely offers a variety of welding services, including manufacturing, installing and repairing steel and stainless steel cable deck handrail systems, aluminum boat docks, gates and more. In addition to working from his Willhoite Road, Chester shop, formerly known as Almanor Auto and Welding, Pete said he also works on site with his well-equipped mobile unit. He is certified to provide welding on overhead vertical pipe with restricted access and structural welding for new construction. He and his wife, Michelle, have two grown children. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
‘first friday’ art shows resume
“My Favorite Things” is the theme for the first First Friday Art Show of the season at the beautiful Blue Goose Gallery of Artists on Main Street in Chester. It’s May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prizes, refreshments and lots of art and fun! Owner Debbie Groesser offers these special art receptions on the first Friday of each month through October.
dinner and theatre package
Feather River College and Moon’s Restaurant have teamed to offer a special dinner and theatre package May 10 or 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a choice of three entrees, wine, dessert and a ticket to “Noises Off” for $28 per person. Offer good those days only.
national star wars day party
On Saturday, May 4, celebrate National Star Wars Day at the West End Theatre in Quincy. Festivities include a costume dance party with a beer, wine and fajita bar. Tickets are available at Alley Cat Cafe, Quincy Thrift or online at westendtheatre.us.
NEW ART AT RED HOUSE GALLERY
Red House Art Gallery owners Brian and Toni Carl have returned from Carmel with exciting new oil paintings by Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford. These artists have been with the Graeagle gallery for six years and are very popular.
storewide discounts continue
In early March, Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino decided they wanted to do something special for their customers while creating some extra cash flow for their store during these challenging economic times. So for the first time ever they decided to offer a 20 percent discount on everything in their store, Crescent Country.Since the response has been so good, the ladies have decided to extend the offer through May. Stop by their acclaimed gift store in Crescent Mills and take advantage of the extra savings and great selection!
moon’s closing for light remodel
Moon’s Restaurant, the landmark dinner house somewhere in Quincy is closed through May 1, while owners Lisa and Mike Kelly do some light remodeling. Mark your calendar: A grand reopening is set for May 2, starting with happy hour from 4:30 to 6 p.m., which includes samples from some of their new menu items and half-price appetizers. That will also mark the change to summer hours: open daily at 5 p.m. Call 283-9900 to make your reservations for the opening festivities, we understand they’d be more than happy to take a break from the work to answer the phone!
… while two others reopen
The Lake Almanor Country ClubRestaurant, featuring spectacular views of the golf course and lake, is opening for the season Wednesday, May 1. Manager David Price says Chef John Price will feature an international food night throughout the season and prime rib on Friday and Saturday. They serve lunch daily, dinner Monday through Saturday and breakfast on Sundays. It’s family friendly, including a special kids’ menu.
x On Thursday, May 2, Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Resort in Graeagle opens for the season. Award-winning chef Sean Conry offers his trendy bar/deck daily from noon to closing and dinners daily 6 p.m. to closing.
mountain bike giveaway
In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Chester’s Pizza Factory “We toss ’em, they’re awesome” owners Dennis and Loretta Gomez are giving away a mountain bike, free gift bags and are offering 25 percent off food and beverages this Friday and Saturday, April 26 and 27. The big event is their way of saying thanks to their valued customers for their patronage.
two for the price of one
As a way of launching their new breakfast service, Millard Ralph at TheLocker Roomon Main Street in Chester is offering a special deal. Their ad in this week’s Progressive has a coupon good for a free breakfast with the purchase of another breakfast through April.
swap meet and barbecue
Suzanne Hamar, owner of the General Store in downtown Greenville, has organized a swap meet and barbecue fundraiser set for Saturday, May 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at her Crescent Street store. Space rentals are available; proceeds benefit the Greenville United Methodist Church. Call Suzanne at 530-394-6008 for more details.
wishing you continued success …
Chuck Elliot is beginning his 20th year making a career out of doing what he loves at Bodfish Bicycles and Quiet Mountain Sports in Chester. Catering to both summer and winter activities, they sell, rent and repair bicycles. Chuck says he has family after family telling him the bike they originally bought for an older child has lasted through all the younger children. They also sell Hobie and Liquid Logic kayaks, paddleboards and backpacking equipment.
|Greenville Auto Parts|
Suzy Hunter and Curtis Machlan are the owners and operators of Greenville Auto Parts on Main Street in Greenville. In addition to selling Carquest automobile parts and accessories, they also do small engine and chainsaw repairs, make custom hydraulic hoses and even sell pet supplies. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
open house saturday
On Saturday, April 20, there will be an open house from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bargain Boutique. It’s to commutate its move a year ago to its new bigger and better location at 405 Main St. in downtown Quincy along with the 35th anniversary of the Plumas District Hospital Volunteers group. The extra space allowed volunteers to add a furniture section and expand the selection of clothing (which will be half-off during the open house) and footwear for the entire family, gently used books, videos and DVDs, household items and more.
Gentle yoga workshop offered
The Quincy Yoga and Wellness Center is offering a special one-day gentle yoga workshop for healing the mind, body and spirit Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. “The focus is on deep relaxation and healing,” said visiting instructor Annalisa Cunningham. All levels of fitness and flexibility are welcome, including people with injuries or illness. Space is limited. To register call Jane Steidel at 283-3536 or Cunningham at 343-9944. There will be a potluck lunch between the morning and afternoon sessions. The center is located at 1690 E. Main St. in East Quincy, above Papa’s Donuts.
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