local firm wins national award
Kerri White, one of the owners of Mt. Lassen Log and Timber Frame HomesLLC, won the highly coveted Country’s Best Design Award for 2012 for the best house plan
|Chris Gibbs has opened Flying Monkeys in Greenville. He said that since the county’s roadways have become a popular motorcycle riders’ destination, Chris decided to create a shopping stop for these riders and for locals as well. The store features the Vanson line of high quality leather jackets, pants, gloves and leather purses. He also carries work apparel including logger jeans and shirts, all American made. Chris has lived in the Lake Almanor area since 2001. Photo by Valorie Chisholm|
under 1,500 squarefeet. Thousands of architects and designers from all over the country compete for this major national award. Large architectural firms who have many architects and designers working for them commonly win it. Feather River is the name of the model that won Kerri and her company the honors; she added that it will be constructed at Almanor West in next few months.
Obviously, Kerri has every right to be proud of this accomplishment. If she were writing songs instead of designing houses this would have been her Grammy! Congratulations, Kerri, for your hard work, amazing talent and for putting Chester and Plumas County on the map!
vote to help a local business
Sharon Roberts at the St. Bernard Lodge in Mill Creek (just west of Chester) needs our help. She has applied for a grant from Chase and LivingSocial to add five cabins and to restore the large pond on the property to allow kids to fish as in the past. To be considered for one of the 12 business restoration grants offered, Sharon needs 250 votes by June 30, and she is currently 107 shy of that total. To vote your support for this local business go to missionsmallbusiness.com and log in with your Facebook username/password. Then type St. Bernard Lodge, State: California; City: Mill Creek; then click search. Next click on the blue vote button to the right of St. Bernard Lodge. It’s that simple, but it has to be done by 5 p.m. June 30.
Sharon, by the way, successfully secured a $5,000 grant for the Chester Lake Almanor fireworks show!
showtime in las vegas
David and Florence Price just returned from Las Vegas where they attended a national jewelry show. Florence said she is excited to be offering the new line of Author Courts jewelry, while David described how much fun he had picking out stones and quartz for his store from the Starborne Creation jewelry lines. Be sure to visit David Price Jewelers in Chester to see the additions and the many other treasures they sell.
Plumas Bank Hires Credit Manager
New Owners at Moon's
Lisa and Michael Kelly are the new owners of Moon’s restaurant in Quincy. Lisa has a master’s degree in hotel and restaurant management and worked at several restaurants in Southern California. She is also active with the equine-guided leadership programs at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch and with her photography business, Sierra Moon Photography. Michael, a general contractor, owns and operates Sierra Moon Enterprises. The have five children ranging in age from 23 to 15. Since opening a couple of weeks ago, they have been surveying their customers and will be making changes to their menu based on many of the suggestions. Moon’s is open for dinner Wednesday through Monday, closed Tuesdays. Photo by Bill Chesley
Michael Henry has joined Plumas Bank as vice president, administrative group manager. Kerry Wilson, senior vice president, credit administrator said Michael will be responsible for general credit administration duties. That includes updating and maintaining credit policies, helping structure and review loans and managing various loan departments within the bank.
Michael has 10 years of banking experience, most recently as vice president, commercial portfolio review team leader at a bank in Phoenix, Ariz. He holds a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology. He and his family relocated from Mesa, Ariz., to Quincy and are very eager to be involved in the community.
sierra valley farmers market
Sierra Valley Farms’ farmers market is now officially open for the season Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Here’s some trivia: It’s the only farmers market in the state that’s actually held on a farm! You will find a wide variety of organically grown fruits and vegetables that are certain to please even the most discriminating palate.
bensen joins realty firm
Carole Bensen has recently joined the sales team at Coldwell Banker Chandler Real Estate in Portola. She has been an Eastern Plumas County resident for 15 years. Carole will be working with her daughter, Laura Biggs, who has been with Coldwell Banker for the past 12 years. Carole also holds a real estate license in Arizona and is a member of the local, state and national Association of Realtors.
photo contest deadline nears
Plumas Bank’s photo submission deadline for the 2013 wall calendar is fast approaching! Only a few more weeks to submit your favorite photos that capture the brilliant colors in our area for the 2013 photo calendar contest. Don’t delay; deadline is June 29. The bank will select 14 photos and if your photo is chosen, your name will be entered into a drawing for a $100 cash prize! Drop off your favorite photo(s) or a CD with photo(s) to your local Plumas Bank branch. Visit plumasbank.com for details.
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.
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.
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