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NEW HEAD CHEF AT THE KNOOK
Rachel Elledge has been named the new head chef for The Knook. She graduated from Quincy High and moved to Tallahassee where she graduated from a culinary school. Rachel moved to Bend, Oregon, where she worked as head chef at Bend Brewing Co. Ten years later she decided it was time to come home with her son Nathan, 11. Knook owner Krissy Bauer couldn’t be happier to have Rachel join her team, bringing her culinary knowledge, skills and passion. So expect some new fun and creative specials, soups and dinners.
NURSERY REOPENS NEAR LAKE DAVIS
Sweetwater Nursery near Lake Davis has reopened after its longtime owner, Tim Daniels, took a 3-year hiatus on the Mendocino coast. The nursery is open by appointment only offering organically grown native plants, drought tolerant ornamentals and what Tim refers to as “wannabe natives.” His 40-plus years of experience in horticulture — he is a Cal Poly grad — also includes design and consulting services. Again, the nursery is open by appointment; call 913-0478 to schedule a visit.
ABANDON THEORY PERFORMS TONIGHT
Karen at downtown Quincy’s Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge tells us she is having a High Sierra Music Fest kick-off party tonight, Wednesday, July 3. The shindig starts with the ever-so-entertaining KB’s open mic gig from 2 to 7 p.m. Then at 8 p.m., Abandon Theory takes the stage with their unique blend of rock, reggae, folk and funk. Performing at venues throughout California and Nevada, their infectious songs are created by taking unforgettable lyrics and an honest gritty voice and placing them over addictive, rhythmic grooves. Top it off with some unexpected instrumentation and tasty solos and the band will quickly have you shouting for more!
CRESCENT COUNTRY’S CRAFT MARKET
This Saturday, July 6, Crescent Country in downtown Crescent Mills is having their Saturday Market in the parking lot of this legendary gift store. Held the first Saturday of every month, storeowner Lisa Forcino says this marketplace features booths with local crafters, artisans and other vendors with lots of arts, treasures and food.
BUY A PIE AND HELP A GOOD CAUSE
Doing their part to help fill a great need in our community, Almanor Basin Food Pantry on Main Street in Chester has come up with some new ways to respond to our community needs. One has to do with the very generous and community-minded Carol Franchetti, owner of the famed Carol’s Café in Prattville. She will be selling pies at the 4th of July craft fair in the Chester Park and all the proceeds from the sale will be given to the Food Pantry. Going to PayPal is another easy way to make either a one-time donation in any amount or you can set it up to process reoccurring monthly donations. All theses monetary donations enable the pantry to purchase additional fresh food items for distribution.
SUMMER ART CLASSES
Starting July 10, Deb Groesser will be holding summer art classes on Wednesdays at her Chester art gallery, The Blue Goose Gallery. The classes are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and participants can choose their own subject matter and drawing medium. Basic tips will be offered as needed on an individual basis. All levels are welcome and you should bring your lunch. For more information, call The Gallery at 258-2600.