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Business Scene for the week of 5/8/19


Ron and Stephanie Horton are pleased to announce the promotion of longtime employee Chris Curran as their store’s manager. He has been with the company for nearly a decade, and will now oversee the store’s operations, including sales, service and purchasing. Chris was born and raised in Quincy and he and his wife Taylor have one son, Charlie, with another on the way!  Ron and Stephanie will continue to be active in both the business and the community but now say they’ll be able to spend a little more time with their two passions:  Their granddaughter Olivia and — for those who know Ron and Steph, you guessed it — hunting! The long-term plan is that Chris will be given the opportunity to buy the tire franchise from the Horton’s.


Located inside The Spirit at the Branch, gas station and mini mart, is the newly opened Karen’s Deli featuring an array of fresh made sandwiches and pizzas. The station’s owner, Chris Chavez, says his family named the deli in memory of Karen who was for years the beloved operator of Pizza at the Branch. Clearly, they are putting her recipes to good use once again.


Ginger Gramm is having her first book launch event Saturday, May 11, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Crescent Country in Crescent Mills. She will explain why she wrote Walking with Grandma — Into the Woods and why it’s the beginning of a series. Celebrating the wisdom of mothers and grandmothers the day before Mother’s Day, she will be sharing stories and experiences as well as passages from her book. Most know her as Mrs. Gramm, a teacher who taught at Greenville Elementary School from 1984-2004, then offered a Humane Education class to second-graders in the district for 13 years. Refreshments will be served.


The Almanor area golf courses got off to a bit of a later start this year thanks to the winter’s snowfall.

Manager Kevin Hughes says that thanks to those human powered tools called shovels coupled with Mother Nature warming up to the idea of spring, Bailey Creek Golf Course at Lake Almanor is opening for the season Friday, May 17, with tee times beginning at 9 a.m. We should also add that the Saturday prime rib dinners are back as well!

Lake Almanor West Golf Course is open for the season. After enjoying the wonderful mountain weather and playing a round be sure to enjoy a meal and the views at The Lake Almanor West Grill located inside the pro shop. Manager Brandie DeRuiter is running several specials through the middle of June (watch for their ad in the paper) that include a cart.


Noted a couple of restaurant ads in the paper this week promoting their Sunday brunches so I thought I would give them each this extra plug:

Elisa Rutledge tells us they are serving Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the restaurant in the clubhouse at the Mt. Huff Golf Course in Crescent Mills in addition to their regular breakfast and lunch menu.

Under the direction of Chef Nic Hagman, the Graeagle Meadows Restaurant at the Graeagle Meadows Golf Course is also serving Sunday brunch along with their regular breakfast and lunch menu, the restaurant’s manager Jennifer Haverfield tells us. They also can accommodate special events, private parties and banquets. They also offer any level of catering services.

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