Business Scene for the week of 5/1/2013

Almanor Certified Welders
Pete Neely offers a variety of welding services, including manufacturing, installing and repairing steel and stainless steel cable deck handrail systems, aluminum boat docks, gates and more. In addition to working from his Willhoite Road, Chester shop, formerly known as Almanor Auto and Welding, Pete said he also works on site with his well-equipped mobile unit. He is certified to provide welding on overhead vertical pipe with restricted access and structural welding for new construction. He and his wife, Michelle, have two grown children. Photo by Valorie Chisholm
‘first friday’ art shows resume

“My Favorite Things” is the theme for the first First Friday Art Show of the season at the beautiful Blue Goose Gallery of Artists on Main Street in Chester. It’s May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. with prizes, refreshments and lots of art and fun! Owner Debbie Groesser offers these special art receptions on the first Friday of each month through October.

dinner and theatre package

Feather River College and Moon’s Restaurant have teamed to offer a special dinner and theatre package May 10 or 11, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. You’ll enjoy a choice of three entrees, wine, dessert and a ticket to “Noises Off” for $28 per person. Offer good those days only.


national star wars day party

   On Saturday, May 4, celebrate National Star Wars Day at the West End Theatre in Quincy. Festivities include a costume dance party with a beer, wine and fajita bar. Tickets are available at Alley Cat Cafe, Quincy Thrift or online at westendtheatre.us.


Red House Art Gallery owners Brian and Toni Carl have returned from Carmel with exciting new oil paintings by Jeff Daniel Smith and Cyndra Bradford. These artists have been with the Graeagle gallery for six years and are very popular.


‘tipsy tow’ service offered

Taking the lead from the California State Auto Association’s “Tipsy Tow” program, Ron’s Towing in Portola is offering free towing for drivers (not limited to just AAA customers) in that area who might have over indulged over the festive Cinco de Mayo holiday. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, and continuing through 6 a.m. Monday, May 6, tipsy drivers can call Ron’s Tow for a free ride home for them and their vehicle within a 10 miles radius. If the customer chooses, he or she can pay for any mileage beyond the 10 miles.


here’s to your continued success…

Village Antiques & Associates celebrates its first anniversary this month. Owners Athea Anderson, Linda Brennan, Sandra Lee and Susanne Bergum are looking forward to the year ahead, bringing in new inventory and producing their second annual Village Marketplace, an antique and collectible fair set for June 29. Applications are available at their store on Lawrence Street in Quincy, which is now open daily 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


  Slusher Plumbing in Chester marks its 33rd year of business this month. The business offers heating and air conditioning repair and maintenance, as well as new equipment installation. Other services include sewer and drain cleaning and installation of septic systems, tankless water heaters, gas piping and equipment and radiant heating systems.

  Tom and Doria Hupp celebrate 21 years as owners of Almanor Flooring Inc., a full-service flooring store with a large selection of carpets (in stock), vinyl, hardwood and laminates and hundreds of additional samples to choose from. They also carry Hunter Douglas window coverings and are a licensed flooring contractor offering installation and free estimates. The store is on Main Street in Chester.

  For two years Martin L. Sanford, DC, has been effectively serving patients at MartinSanford Chiropractic’s Portola location on the corner of Gulling and Commercial streets.

custom-made tepees

Randy Nelson has opened a handcrafted tepee business on Birch Street in Westwood called 2 Feathers Tipi. He makes them in several sizes, from a miniature version for things like doll houses or pets, to a large 18- to 20-foot model that can be used for events and business attractions, and other sizes for just about everything in between. He also rents tepees for camping and other uses with delivery service available. These well-insulated tepees are offered in six tribal designs or can be custom made. Randy and his wife, Missy, have five grown children and seven grandchildren.

go see what you’re missing

Raelene McKee and her nephew, Joe Flanary, have opened Stuff & Things on Main Street in downtown Loyalton. The store carries “a vintage collection of repurposed bits and pieces of the past to make stuff fun for the present.” Raelene operated a similar store with the same name in Portola for years and is also well-known for her garden parties in Loyalton. Joe says he is a wandering spirit, having traveled wide while developing his taste for the unusual and collectible. The store is open Thursday through Sunday.

public library week donations

Chris Crawford, owner of Epilog Books in Quincy, thanks the community for its support in purchasing and donating 23 books on the Plumas County Library’s wish list. The support for this event was so overwhelming that the original 18 books were purchased and five more were added to the list. This event was a chance to give back to the pubic library system during National Library Week. Plans are in the works to perhaps repeat the event this fall.

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