Business Scene for the week of 7/31/19

Whitehawk’s new owners
Cody and Erin Hiddie and daughter Piper are the new owners of theLodge at Whitehawk Ranch. In considering their options when it was time to sell, longtime owners Jerry and Mary Ann Crowe wanted to ensure the lodge continues as a family owned and operated facility when they approached the Hiddies who said they are thrilled with this great opportunity to own the business in a community they love. Both graduated from Portola High School; Erin left to attend college to earn a degree in hospitality management before returning and working forThe Lodge for nearly a decade, and its general manager for the past four years. Cody’s background includes fire prevention management practices and fire fighting. The picturesque property near Clio, adjacent to the Whitehawk Golf Course, features a variety of amenities, 14 cabins and its famed restaurant that is open daily.Photo by Roger Nielsen


Now in its fourth year, owners Amy and Zack Caldeira at Mountain Mattress continue to grow their business while fulfilling the desires of local shoppers. A little over a year ago they moved into their present location across from the CHP offices in Quincy after extensively renovating one of the town’s iconic buildings. With the larger showroom they carry so much more than when they first opened in 2015. This includes an expanded line of mattress, bedding products, headboards, frames and more featuring trusted brands that offer innovative technology and comfort.

Although their primary focus will continue to be on bedroom furniture, they recently added the Furniture of America line of furniture for the entire home. The couple said the company has been in the industry for over two decades. True to their motto “more value for less, always,” they have consistently delivered high quality furniture without the high price. Their huge catalog includes casual and formal dining sets, bedroom sets, youth bedroom sets, living room sets, TV stands, home office furniture, accent chairs and other decorative accent pieces.



Author Sherry Long will be at Crescent Country on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 1 – 4 p.m. to sign copies of her latest book “Cemetery Secrets.” The book is a mystery novel that takes place in Greenville, where Sherry was born and raised. It tells the story of a 12-year-old boy and his childhood friend who try to solve the mystery 18 years later. She still resides in Northern California and this book represents Sherry’s fourth published novel.

This book signing coincides with Crescent Country’s Monthly Saturday Market featuring art, food and treasures as local crafters, artisans and entrepreneurs display their products and talents at the store in downtown Crescent Mills.


Brian and Toni Carl, proprietors of the Red House Art Gallery, are hosting an artist’s reception for Annette Wolters on Saturday, Aug. 3, from 2 – 5 p.m. There will be wine, appetizers and refreshments in the Park in downtown Graeagle. Wolters said she grew up in an art and nature-loving family. From her home and studio in Nevada City, she enjoys painting landscapes and florals in watercolor and acrylics. Annette says she is inspired by the diverse beauty of the natural world both locally and through her travels.



To help her customers manage their pain, Quincy Pharmacy storeowner and Pharmacist Karen Shad has a special offer on Futuro, Incrediwear and Sockwell brand ankle and knee braces, elbow sleeves and compression socks — buy one and get the second one at a 30 percent discount through Aug. 24!

We should also mention that they are also now offering flu shots in addition to their normal immunizations including the shingles and tetanus vaccines.


The Quincy Chamber of Commerce says there is still time to enter your float for this year’s fair parade Aug. 17. Entry forms are available at Plumas Bank and The Toy Store and online on the chamber’s website.


Lisa and Marcie Wilde, owners of Marlee & Friends Dog Grooming, are noting the business’ third anniversary by expanding their business. Originally it started as a mobile dog grooming service, but now they have added a salon that is open by appointment as well. Marcie decided to make a career change earlier this year and joined Lisa in the dog grooming business and works in the shop. Lisa continues to offer the mobile dog grooming service and work in the shop when needed. Their future plans are to expand into a boarding, rescue and dog training business. The shop’s number is 281-6275.