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AMY WILCOX PERFORMS THIS FRIDAY
Greenhorn Ranch near Spring Garden continues its popular Friday night rib and chicken barbecue and summer concert series. This Friday night the very talented country music starlet Amy Wilcox will perform. She had her own residency at a Nashville mainstay, Third & Lindsley, and then headed west to continue her singing career and become a principle character on A&E’s reality show, Crazy Hearts. Dinner at the Ranch starts at 5:30 p.m. Amy’s performance begins at 8 p.m. Each can be purchased separately or as a package. Call for reservations: 283-0930.
STARTING OVER AFTER A FIRE
This is an update for those that know and use Bill Tate’s services, the owner and operator of Bill Tate Spa Repairs. He thought it was important to let everyone know that he is still in business although his service call schedule was tragically altered; he lost his home and shop as the result of a wildfire that destroyed everything he owned — his trucks, phone, records, client files, tools, client list — everything! Fortunately, when Bill saw the flames he knew he had just minutes to escape and he did with just his dogs. But now he’s back in business repairing spas and can be reached by text at (775) 846-0474 or email email@example.com.
CRESCENT’S AUGUST MEET AND GREET
Lake Almanor and Reno-based artist Antonia Bauerlein Sehnert is the featured Artist of the Month at Crescent County in Crescent Mills. There will be a reception to meet and visit with the self-proclaimed “Fairy Whisperer” on Sunday, Aug 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Antonia has been honing her skills in digital art since 2005 when she combined her passion for painting together with photography and fairies. She has received many awards and international recognition for her imagery. Storeowner Lisa Forcino will provide refreshments.
RIB COOK-OFF THIS SATURDAY
The third annual Rib Cook-Off takes place at the Twain Store this Saturday, Aug. 10, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Trophies for the top three finishers and a People’s Choice will be awarded. Grill masters: There is still time to register to cook your award-winning ribs and claim your prize. Festivities at this family-friendly gathering include an array of vendors, blacksmith demonstrations and a beer garden. For contestant and vendor information and forms call the Twain Store, off Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon about 15 miles west of Quincy. They can be reached at 283-2130.
WORK BEGINS ON PORTOLA EATERY
For those wondering about the construction taking place on the long abandoned car wash on the east end of Portola on Highway 70, the location is planned to become home to Voodoo Chicken, featuring rotisserie chicken and a variety of side dishes. The eatery’s owner, Saralyn Densinger, says she expects to be open by October.
THE CONSTRUCTION IN EAST QUINCY
With a September opening planned, construction is moving right along for the future home of Grocery Outlet on Highway 70 in East Quincy next to La Sierra Lanes.
And right across the highway you’ll see that the building that most recently housed Dave and Helen Reynolds’ Eastside Pubic House and prior to that Dave Gott’s Sports ‘N Shorts has been recently razed. The property’s new owners have begun construction of a new building, which will be occupied by an O’Reilly Auto Parts store. The company opened its first store in 1957 in Missouri and now has more than 5,000 retail stores across the country.
KERBY ART SALE IN AUGUST
Michael Kerby Art Studio in Meadow Valley is having a 30 percent off sale on his paintings and some limited edition prints on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 17-18, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Michael is currently a full-time artist working primarily in watercolor and acrylic, where he continues to explore the possibilities of the mediums in creating what he refers to as “dreamscapes,” feeling that a painting is “a manmade dream produced for those who are awake.” Working from photos and sketches, he said, “I try to capture and share the ‘awe’ of a place.”