Business Scene for the week of 6/30/2010

    It’s been a challenge and a long time in coming, to say the least, but the tenacious Kim and Dewitt Henderson got it done! With the myriad of lease issues settled and some extensive renovating completed, Lakeshore Resort at beautiful Bucks Lake is once again open. You’ll find your favorite beer or wine in the bar and a menu from the restaurant featuring tri tip sandwiches, burgers, fish ‘n chips, salads and plenty more!


    The Quincy branch of Chicago Title & Trust Co. is in the process of closing, reports longtime manager Colleen “Squeek” Crane. Staff received word last week and the “transitional period” for pending work has begun. This move closes the last Plumas County office for the very successful 160-year old national firm. The Portola, Graeagle, Chester and Lake Almanor offices were each closed over the last couple of years. Squeek, who has managed the Quincy site since 1987, wants to thank all those she has had the pleasure of getting to know and serve over the years.  


    Something new and exciting from Laura Semrau in Chester: It’s a skincare salon called Essential Skincare and Reflexology on Main Street next to the Giggling Crow. Laura continues to offer Murad facial treatments, products consultations and waxing.

    Want to get a handle on your smoking, weight or stress level? If so, you might want to inquire about the free hypnosis clinics Dr. Larry Holcomb is offering. Give his Lake Almanor/Canyon Dam office a call at 284-7491 for locations, dates and times. Group sizes are limited.

     Because of reported electrical failures in certain dishwasher's heating elements poses a serious fire hazard, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of approximately 1.7 million dishwashers, encouraging consumers to stop using the products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The recall includes Maytag, Amana, Jenn-Air, Admiral, Magic Chef, and Crosley brand dishwashers with plastic tubs and certain serial numbers. The affected dishwashers were manufactured with black, bisque, white, silver and stainless steel front panels. For more info contact John Sommer, AZ-Tech Appliance in Crescent Mills.

    Within two days after publishing a full page spread on the local Union Pacific’s train ride offer written by our Portola Editor Diana Jorgenson, we’re told 175 enthusiastic Plumas County citizens who've always wanted to ride the rails through the canyon bought tickets. Response to the recent article was so great UP added another car, adding that the train was now too long so they pulled off a sleeper car. We’re more than happy your organization publicizes its community events, all we ask is your help in providing all the necessary information, including photos if applicable, in a timely fashion. Our email addresses and phone numbers can be found elsewhere in this newspaper. If you are having difficulty and need some assistance getting published, call your or email your local editor or contact our Managing Editor, Delaine Fragnoli, or myself.

    Customers will find three new services being offered at Dawn Lee’s Upstairs Day Spa in Chester. Joining Dawn is longtime resident Diana Long providing airbrush sunless tanning, manicures and spa pedicures using the chair-whirlpool foot bath.  

    x Packer Lake Lodge in the Gold Lakes Basin is fully operational now for its 28th year under the ownership of Bill McQuattie. Dinner, again under the direction of Chef Mark Holmes, is open to the public and served daily except Tuesday. They also have a full bar.

   x We’re now acknowledging the sixth year for Norbert and Christine Schneider at Schneider’s Old Time Merchants on Little Bear (campground) Road in Blairsden. This unique gift shop carries hand painted glass, cards, stuff animals and a lot more.

    x And for you old timers:  Rusty Warren opened his shop on Bell Lane in East Quincy selling a myriad of lawn and garden power tools and accessories 30 years ago. During that time, with his accumulated experience and knowledge, he has established himself as one of the best in his field. Rusty sells and services chain saws, snow and leaf blowers, lawn mowers and weed trimmers to name a few.

    x Leslie and Jeff Greenwood have really made a name for themselves and the quality products they build and sell at their business, Sierra Valley Barns, now in its 11th year. Some of the products they manufacture at their Highway 70 facility just east of Beckwourth include horse barns, tack rooms and economical barn-style storage buildings in a variety of sizes.

  x This month marks the 12th year for Riverside Rock in Sloat. Owner Cindy Robinson sells natural stone pavers, flagstone, quartz, decorative river cobble and select landscape boulders. She also has top soil and fill material.

  x  Here’s another with thirty-four years: Only they did it catering to your dog and cat’s boarding and grooming needs! Congrats also to Bob and Dorothy Farnworth at DMF Boarding Kennels on Highway 70 just east of Quincy for running such a successful business.

   x Teri Haas is now in her eighth year with her very successful — as evidenced by the smiling faces on her four-legged customers — Top Dog Grooming Studio. You will find her studio located off Quincy Junction Road on Bell Lane.

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