perfect friday getaway
The extremely talented and entertaining Kepple Family will be performing live this Friday night, Aug. 10, then again Aug. 24 and Sept. 7, at Big Springs Gardens. Every Friday beginning at 5 p.m., they feature live music during a happy hour and hors d’oeuvres reception, followed by a lavish barbecue served buffet style with chicken, baby back ribs and prime rib and all the sides at 6 p.m. Now, a little about the property: Owner Don Phillips has created a tranquil mountain garden that offers visitors 30 acres of unparalleled natural and planted beauty woven with strolling and hiking trails — all within the breathtaking beauty of the Sierra Buttes. Having visited for the first time last week, we now understand why Sierra Heritage magazine calls it the “Monet of the Mountains.” The facility also serves buffet lunches Wednesday through Saturday and a Sunday buffet brunch. Reservations are required for all meals: 862-1333. You’ll find Big Springs Gardens on Highway 49 between Basset Station (Gold Lake Road intersection) and Sierra City. See the feature story in this week’s Quincy and Portola newspapers.
Linda Pitlock celebrates 20 years
On Aug. 1, 1992, Linda Pitlock went to work for Jim Stockton at State Farm Insurance in Quincy. She helped Richard with the transition when he took over his dad’s agency in 1996. Richard said that during these two decades Linda has helped innumerable customers with their life, health, home and auto insurance and their banking needs. “I know I speak on behalf of our clients and her co-workers when I say how much we all appreciate her years of dedication to the profession and our office,” Richard said.
executive vice presidents named
It was announced this week that Richard L. Belstock has been promoted to executive vice president, chief financial officer and Kerry D. Wilson has been promoted to executive vice president, chief credit officer for Plumas Bank.
As chief financial officer, Belstock manages accounting, internal audit and risk management. His duties include financial reporting, budgeting, asset/liability management and internal controls. He joined the bank as vice president and controller in 2006. A certified public accountant, Belstock has more than 30 years of experience in financial accounting and regulatory reporting with 10 of those years as controller and chief accounting officer for another California bank.
lighting more candles…
Mike Girvin is marking his 16th anniversary as owner of Canyon Dam RV Park & Country Store. The store has a gift shop with a variety of novelties, original art, collectibles and antique gift items. Now through October, world famous bear carver Dan Forschier holds demonstrations at the store twice a month. Call 284-7046 for exact dates.
second saturday art
Jo Ann Hanna is the featured artist for Second Saturday Art in Graeagle. Red House Art Gallery owners Toni and Brian Carl invite you to come by and meet Jo Ann and see her latest work — landscapes and mountain scenes from the Sierra —Saturday, July 14, from 1 to 4 p.m.
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