Business Scene for the week of 11/27/19

Rethink Industries
Aly Kinne owns and operates Rethink Industries in the building she and her husband Ben recently acquired and remodeled — the former State Farm Insurance office building on Main Street inQuincy. She and Ben were excited to move back to their home town in 2017 to help their community that helped raise them both. Services include family counseling, relationship services and DEJ(Deferred Entry of Judgment) classes. They are also creating an internship program for like-minded career oriented people who might want to join their team. They are open by appointment; call916-547-9961. By the way, that’s her therapy dog, Monster, in her arms. Photo by Kelli Columbro


Alexandra Hunt MD

Several of Plumas District Hospital’s healthcare providers will be changing buildings on the hospital’s campus over the course of the next two months. The moves are designed to better serve its patients by grouping specialties in one building. Effective immediately, Alexandra Hunt MD has moved her practice into the North Fork Building, just off Valley View Road in Quincy. Early in December, Adriana Uken LCSW will move to the Quincy Building (formerly Quincy Family Medicine). Finally, during the fourth week of December, Laura Lazenby NP and Elizabeth McGee DNP, AGNP-C, PMHNP will also relocate their practices to the Quincy Building. Should you have any questions call the clinic’s office at 283-5640.

By the way, the clinics and business offices are closed on Thanksgiving, but on Friday the North Fork Building clinic will be open from 9 a.m. to noon for walk-ins.



If you are planning to get a jump on your Christmas shopping this weekend there isn’t any reason to even think about going out of town and fighting the crowds — especially since your merchants right here at home are rolling out the red carpet in every respect to make it worth your while. Your storekeepers in Chester, Westwood, Greenville, Taylorsville, Quincy, Portola, Graeagle and Blairsden and everywhere in between are having terrific sales for that special someone on your shopping list. See the special ads in this week’s newspapers for all the details.

So do yourself, your budget and your community a favor and make it a family outing and see what all the stores throughout Plumas County have to offer this weekend and this shopping season. And hey, why not include a meal at one of our outstanding eateries while you’re out and about?


Additionally, this Friday is Chester’s big holiday extravaganza with their annual Merchant’s Night Holiday Open House from 5 – 9 p.m. Refreshments, photos with Santa and prize giveaways are just a few of the highlights of north county’s traditional Christmas kickoff.



Early this Saturday evening, Nov. 30, the small town of Taylorsville lights up for the holidays with its annual Christmas Lights Parade. This traditional crowd pleaser starts with a fundraising chili dinner at the Taylorsville Tavern benefiting the Wolf Creek 4-Hers at 4 p.m. followed by the Christmas tree lighting at 5 p.m. and the parade at 6 p.m.


An artist’s reception is planned for Saturday, Nov. 30, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Crescent Country for this month’s featured artist, Denise Battagin. She started out making traditional quilts and has since moved into the contemporary quilt making/fiber arts  world. While she still has many traditional quilts, Denise enjoys producing work that she says leads to the frequent exclamation, “That’s a quilt?” Be sure to stop by the Crescent Mills gift store and see her work that has kept her busy for many a year.

Dr. Lon Sutton


On Saturday, Nov. 30, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., there is a special reception to meet and greet Chiropractor Lon Sutton at The Shop in downtown Blairsden. He’ll be more then happy to answer your questions while sharing ways he can improve your health — from allergy elimination to nutrition to muscle therapy. His practice is the perfect complement to the other services offered by Pam Ayoob at The Shop!


John and Jessica Papenhausen, owners of Mohawk Trading Co. and the newly opened Pit Stop (which is now also serving dinners), continue a 51-year Papenhausen family holiday tradition of giving away three turkeys each week until Dec. 23. All you have to do is stop by their stores in midtown Greenville and enter for a chance to win.


Old Town Mercantile owners Marty and Diane Growdon are celebrating their sixth year in business and second year inside the Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood. Join them for complementary coffee, tea and sacks Saturday, Nov. 30 while browsing their selection of gifts, home decorations, antiques and collectibles.



The Feather Publishing Co. offices on Lawrence Street in Quincy across from the post office, Forest Stationers across from the courthouse, and Quincy Hot Spot next to the Polka Dot in East Quincy are drop-off locations for CAN’s annual Holiday Food Drive. The food banks in Quincy are depleted and they need our help. Your donation of canned and non-perishable food items will help feed hungry families in our community. Donations gladly accepted through Dec. 6.


With the holiday shopping season officially upon us this weekend, it’s become a tradition that we challenge our readers to spend $100 locally. We’ve been making this challenge almost a decade and merchants continue to tell us it’s been met with great success.

Here’s how it adds up: If each of our newspaper readers — yes, you — spend at least $100 shopping at home this holiday season, that would pump more than $1.8 million into Plumas County’s economy, and that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper.


And that $100 challenge — or whatever extra comfortably fits the family budget — is made with a very broad brush. It doesn’t necessarily need to be just items from your favorite stores. It could be gift certificates from one of the umpteen local restaurants, beauty salons, massage therapists, auto detailers, gyms, golf courses or other service providers throughout the county.

And, it doesn’t have to be just presents for those on your list. There are literally hundreds of ways to spend an extra $100 in town, from getting your nails done for a special party to a relaxing dinner out or tanking up for a trip to visit family.

So again this year we challenge you to find the way(s) that best fit your needs and lifestyle to spend that extra C-note locally. We don’t have to tell you the myriad benefits to our community by having this additional influx of cash in circulation.