updates on almanor fitness
Some exciting things are happening at the Lake Almanor Fitness Center in Chester. Recently promoted co-manager Soozie Yearwood has earned her certification from the American Fitness Association as a group exercise instructor and is now also a certified Zumba instructor. She and Shannon Story conduct Zumba classes Monday and Wednesday evenings and on Tuesday mornings.
Wendy Cheli has joined the LAFC team as a shift manager. She is also trained using state-of-the-art computerized equipment to do body composition analysis.
The facility has also upgraded its cardio exercise equipment with the addition of some Precor ellipticals, Duo-Tech weight equipment and a Nautilus tread climber.
quincy paint store opens friday
Longtime Plumas County resident Jerry Newell is opening Quincy Paint Center this Friday, March 1. The store, located on Lawrence Street in the historic big red barn that still bears the name Quincy Lumber on the roof, features products from Kelly-Moore Paints — known for their quality, easy application and long-lasting durability. This is the third paint store he has opened in this region in as many years; he also owns and operates Chester Paint Center and Susanville Paint Center. Kelly-Moore locations are billed as “The Painter’s Paint Store.” See their ad in this week’s newspaper for the money-saving grand opening discounts offered at all three locations through March. Stop by the new Quincy store Friday and enjoy some refreshments.
come get your free television
Ghulam Fareed has replaced the televisions in every room at his two lodging properties — the Best Western Rose Quartz Inn in Chester and the Gold Pan Resort in Quincy — with high-definition flat-screen televisions. So if anyone is looking for a free television in good working order this Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 28, March 1 and 2, he has instructed his staff to give away the televisions that were replaced to anyone who asks on a first-come basis. Just stop by the front desk at either motel on one of those days and help yourself!
las vegas buying spree
While attending the World Market Show in Las Vegas, Norm and Jeanne Brovelli, owners of La Casa Bella Fine Furnishings, tell us they bought lots of new merchandise for their uniquely trendy furniture and home decorating store in Quincy. Look for these new items — lamps, vases, wall decor, decorative baskets and other home furnishing accessories — to be arriving soon. Jeanne said she is really excited to add the quality line of Momeni Persian carpets to her store, which can inspire ideas for making your home come alive with true timeless beauty. La Casa Bella is on Main Street across from the post office complex.
new manager at Sierra Super stop
Sierra Energy has hired Kurt Grammer as the new manager of the Sierra Super Stop (formerly Dollard’s) in Portola. Many knowKurt from the Pizza Factory in Portola, which he owns with his brother Kent. We should also note that Lance Benbow was hired a few monthsago as the assistant manager of the gas station and very well-stocked food and mini mart on Sierra Avenue (Highway 70).
quincy bowling alley not closing
It appears we have some people who didn’t read last week’s front page story about Dollar General carefully enough. The company is opening two stores here — one in Chester and one in Quincy — but the owners of La Sierra Lanes in Quincy, Jeannie and Richard Dykes, have been getting calls asking if it’s true they were closing and when.
So, here it is again just as the story read:
The company that operates Dollar General Stores bought the building where Almanor Bowling Center is located and will open its Chester location there. That bowling alley will be closing.
The Quincy store will be located in what is now an empty building on the corner of Mill Creek Road and Highway 70 in East Quincy. It’s next to Sav-Mor Foods and was once home to American Valley Hardware.
Dick and Jeannie want us to assure you: La Sierra Lanes is not closing.
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