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Business Scene for the week of 8/02/17

A family operation
Matthew Goodwin and his extended family are the new owners of the iconic Wiggins Trading Post in Chilcoot, renamed Goodwin’s General Store. This business is nothing new to this family, who also own and operate community stores in five other communities. The store is open while
remodeling continues. Matthew, the store’s manager, said his family’s future plans for the property include adding a coffee and juice bar, a feed store, space for independent vendors and a farmer’s market in a park-like setting. He said that when the improvements are completed, the area
outside would be named Fort Wiggins, honoring longtime owners Richard and Shirley Wiggins. Photo by Roger Nielsen



Sheiran Judson

Sheiran Judson has brought her hair cutting and styling skills to the Mauve Salon in downtown Graeagle. She’s from Santa Cruz and brings with her 30 years of experience in cosmetology, hairstyling and hair cutting for both women and men. She is available on Mondays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., and earlier in the mornings by appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed. She can be reached at 831-476-2420.



Author Veronica Sandee Giolli will be at Epilog Books in downtown Quincy for a book signing and discussion about her newest mystery novel “Whispers in the Wind” on Saturday, Aug. 12, at noon. Veronica is the founding member of Writers of the Purple Sage Publishing Consortium in Reno. She also belongs to several writers groups, including Sisters in Crime and Writing for Publication.



The gang at Quincy’s AmeriGas office on East Main Street in East Quincy is holding a Customer Appreciation Day this Friday, Aug. 4, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop by for free hot dogs, sodas and a chance to spin the prize wheel for lots of great items. You can also enter to win a patio heater and other great prizes.



The Summer Rib Cook-off is this Saturday, Aug. 5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Twain General Store and RV Park on Highway 70 in the Feather River Canyon. Festivities include live music by The Back 40, vendors, blacksmith demonstrations, a beer garden and more. If you make a mean BBQ’d rack of ribs, why not enter? Just give Joyce Lindahl a call at 283-2130 for the details. It promises to be a day of great family fun and food!



The Quincy Chamber of Commerce is once again orchestrating the annual Plumas County Fair Parade on Saturday, Aug. 12, at 10 a.m., in downtown Quincy. The Chamber is devoted to putting on a great event and is seeking volunteers to help with the many tasks and duties associated with putting on a first class event. If you can help by donating a couple hours of your time that day, contact them at [email protected]. Parade entry forms are also available at their website.



Traci Turner and her new business partners, Brad Turner and Dave Sims, are having a grand opening celebration for Quincy Thrift Co. on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. Be sure to stop by and enjoy the live music, food and refreshments while you take a look at all they have done in their new Main Street location in downtown Quincy. Both Dave and Brad added their handmade product lines to the store. Dave uses a special computer program to make ornamental art, wall decor and signs from metal along with his custom-built log furniture. Brad creatively works repurposing wood and other products for furniture and yard art including faux bois (concrete that is textured to look like wood). Traci said that others who might have an interest in selling their wares inside this business should stop in or give her a call.



The theme for the August First Friday art reception at The Blue Goose Gallery of Artist is Color of Nature, owner Debbie Groesser tells us. This meet and greet show features artists Diane Pope, Carlene Gibson, Sally Pearson and Ken and Jacquie Cordova.   The reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Gallery on Main Street in Chester (across from Almanor Flooring).


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