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Business Scene for the week of 8/22/18

Sierra Floors’ new owner
Looking for a better quality of life, Brian Allen has returned to Portola to take over the family business, Sierra Floors, from his parents Mike and Laura Allen, who retired. Brian graduated from Portola High School in 2004 and had been working for a major lighting company with locations in Reno and Southern California. He has no immediate plans to make any changes to the well-established Commercial Street business that sells and installs a wide variety of floor and window coverings along with their newest product, synthetic turf for outdoor applications. Photo by Roger Nielsen


Dan Stoll M.D.

Dan Stoll, M.D. is a primary care physician who recently joined the staff at Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola. He recently completed his family practice residency at Mercy Medical Center in Redding and in September 2017 he worked at EPHC while on a rural rotation program. He graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and did he pre-med studies at University of Nevada, Reno.


Karen at the Main Street Bar in downtown Quincy is having a special evening of karaoke Friday, Aug. 24, starting at 6 p.m., to set the stage for the next wave of auditions for The Voice on Saturday evening. Besides paying a $15 entry fee to help cover the winner’s expenses, entrants for The Voice of Plumas County will be required to sing one a capella song and one karaoke-style song for the judges who will decide who advances. The ultimate winner representing Plumas County will receive two round trip tickets to an audition location for The Voice’s 2019 tryouts along with some extra spending money. Spectators are welcome to come by to enjoy and encourage our local talent.


To keep up with their growing business in the greater Graeagle, Clio, Mohawk Valley and Quincy areas, Flores Yard Service owner Marcos Flores has added another service truck to their fleet along with a commercial riding lawn mower for their larger jobs. Regular services include mowing, aerating, thatching, fertilizing and in the winter, snow blowing. Special fall and spring cleanups can be arranged by appointment as well as backyard makeovers should you have a special event upcoming.


Wendy Yates, owner of Rhythm & Grace Dance Studio, is registering students for the 2018–19 season on Tuesday, Aug 28, and Wednesday, Aug 29, from 3 to 5:30 p.m., at the Pioneer campus of Quincy Elementary School on Mill Creek Road in East Quincy. Wendy said she assist parents  in deciding which classes would be the best fit for their child.


Enjoy the sounds of Neighbors, a local favorite. This duo performs an assortment of your favorite hits, this Friday, Aug. 24, and The Brazilianaires, a duo from Nevada City that play Brazilian and Latin American music, on Saturday, Aug 25, at The Peak in downtown Graeagle from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Owners Josh and Kelly offer a nice selection of wine, beer and fine cigars.


Chalk up another year for Tom and Doria Hupp as owners of Almanor Flooring Inc. For 26 years the Chester store has become well known for its large selection of carpets, vinyl, hardwood and laminates in stock along with hundreds of samples of all types of flooring that you can also choose from, including Hunter Douglas window coverings.

Carol’s Café at Prattville begins its 48th year in business. Carol Franchetti, the famed restaurant’s owner and chef, is proud of the fact that she has the longest family-owned business in the Lake Almanor Basin. She attributes much of her success and longevity by continuing to change and enhance her menu offering “comfort foods with a new blend of flavors.” Carol said they still serve their special Sunday family suppers. They are open for breakfast and lunch Thursdays thru Sundays with seating both inside and outside on the deck.

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