Business Scene for the week of 7/11/2014


Longboards Bar & Grill at the Plumas Pines Golf Course in Graeagle is hosting “Christmas in July” on Tuesday, July 15, to benefit the Eastern Plumas Angel Program. Executive Chef Sean Conry will prepare a traditional turkey dinner buffet served from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy or gift for a needy child, aged newborn to 15 years. The price of the dinner, $20, includes a $5.00 donation to the Angel Program.

Tickets are available from the Eastern Plumas Chamber of Commerce and the Portola Care’s Resource Center and will also be sold at the door. For information call the restaurant at 836-1111 ext. 33.


Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch’s ever-popular and downright finger lickin’ good all-you-can-eat rib and chicken Friday night barbecues are in full swing for the summer. Some of the family activities include horseback rides, wagon rides and horseshoes. Don’t forget the fly-fishing clinics coming up on July 13 and 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Trish and Ralph Wilburn have owned and operated the “dude ranch” outside Quincy for 15 years now. For details, call 283-0930.


Brian and Toni Carl at the Red House Art Gallery are hosting a reception July 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. It’s for Patricia Wallis, a renowned Reno artist who specializes in paintings created on copper. The gallery, which is near the park in picturesque downtown Graeagle, has a selection of her new art on display.


We enjoy offering anniversary kudos to local businesses as space here permits. We hope it serves as a reminder to all about how the business owners support this community in so many ways and with us supporting them as much as possible it helps create the hometown values and spirit that we all cherish and, perhaps, occasionally take for granted.

Remember: Think local first!

Let’s start with brothers Gary and Paul Casella who are enjoying 34 years as proprietors of Big Cove Resort, one of Lake Almanor’s historical landmarks on Peninsula Drive. This past year the Casellas extensively remodeled their two rental homes at the resort and added another boat dock, providing 100 additional slips.

Hats off to Gary and Ellen Foss of Lakeside Construction and Painting in Chesteras theymark their business’s 35th year. Gary is a general contractor and also offers specialized bat and bird removal services.

Congratulations to Bob and Dorothy Farnworth, proprietors of DMF Boarding Kennels in Quincy, on 38 successful years in business! You can leave your dogs and cats in roomy accommodations at their ranch on Highway 70 just east of town. Grooming services are also available.

Janet Canty celebrated her first anniversary in May as owner of Bontaful Gardens Café on Bonta Street in Blairsden. She serves breakfast and lunch Wednesday through Saturday and Sunday brunch. Everything is made from local, deliciously fresh ingredients. On Monday it’s Music in the Mountains, featuring a barbecue and live music on the lawn. Janet said she will make her restaurant available for private parties and does catering as well.

Make it year three for Robin and Carol Rycraft, owners ofRycraft Cookie Stamps on Main Street in Old Town Chester. Robin’s stamp designs are sold worldwide and he has now designed a commemorative stamp for Lake Almanor’s centennial celebration. Order yours today.

Business Scene for the week of 7/2/2014


It was seven years ago when Monte and Joanie Kielty opened what has become the very popular Treats Dog Company in Chester. Since that time, they have opened stores in Susanville and Redding. They have altered their store name to Treats Natural Pet Marketplace to better reflect their ever-expanding line of domestic pet supplies.

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Business Scene for the week of 6/20/2014


Mountain Building Supply has opened a showroom in the old Finishing Touch building at its East Quincy location on Lee Road. Manager Sasha Winter said the showroom will be a display area for their expanded outdoor patio product collection that includes barbecues, furniture, gazebos, fire pits and more.

Read more: Business Scene for the week of 6/20/2014

Business Scene for the week of 6/27/2014

Customer Appreciation Day

Come and enjoy a great barbecued lunch during Chester NAPA Auto Parts’ Customer Appreciation Day on Thursday, June 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Manager Bill Mosby said there will some big savings on tools, filters and other items at the store as well. It is located on Main Street next door to Subway.

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Business Scene for the week of 6/13/2014

Animal Clinic Expands Service

Martin Schafer, DVM, continues to expand his Beckwourth small animal clinic, Plumas Veterinary Service, enabling employees to see their furry patients five days a week. Last year, Dr. Amanda Coats brought her expertise to the medicine and surgery center. Most recently, Corrinne Lorentzen, a licensed veterinary technician, has joined the other technicians already on the team: John Stanton, Stephanie Cox and Brandon Swann. Rounding out the staff are the receptionists, Julie Arietta and Lori Taylor.

Read more: Business Scene for the week of 6/13/2014

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