Business Scene for the week of 11/10/2010

wildwood seniors fundraiser

Gamboni’s Peninsula Grill is hosting “The Artists Of Wildwood” fundraiser Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Owner John Gamboni said there will be a silent auction featuring the work of several local artists, along with a table of assorted homemade crafts offered for sale that were created by some of the talented Wildwood residents. Donations of $10 will be accepted, which includes appetizers. Proceeds will benefit the Wildwood senior activities department.

open house at addie's

In celebration of seven years of business, Addie’s Floral Cottage on Pine Street in Portola is having an open house Saturday, Nov. 13 from 10 - 3 p.m. Owner Addie Montezuma invites her customers and friends to join she and her staff for refreshments and fun.

annual turkey giveaway

Gobble-gobble, it’s that time of year again when John Papenhausen and his crew at Mohawk Trading Company in Greenville start giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Beginning Nov. 15, and continuing each week through Christmas, three turkeys will be given away each week, so be sure to stop by and enter.

speaking of free turkeys

Several businesses in the Quincy and Portola areas are also giving away turkeys for Thanksgiving. All you need to do is stop by and register at any one of the stores listed in the special ad in this week’s Feather River Bulletin and Portola Reporter and enter for a chance to win. Enter as many times as you would like, at as many stores as you would like, especially since each will be giving away a turkey.

thanksgiving fundraiser

Because Patrick and Donata at Café LeCoq in Quincy have had such great experiences with the care given their daughter Simone Marie at Shriners Children’s Hospital in Sacramento, they are again preparing a special Thanksgiving dinner to benefit the facility. This traditional feast is guaranteed to please your palate and fill your tummy, all for just a $10 donation per person. The benefit will be at their Main Street Quincy restaurant Thursday, Nov. 18.

open house, book signing benefit

B & B Booksellers and the artists of the Back Room Gallery invite you to a celebration of the fifth anniversary Friday, Nov. 12, 5 – 7 p.m.  The walls of the Gallery are freshly painted and the artists have installed a new, innovative art hanging system.  Harpist Lonni Magellan will be present filling the bookstore with music for the heart. Author Trish Welsh Taylor will also be present to sign her new book, “Take It, It’s Yours.”  All proceeds from the book benefit Plumas Arts' Art in the Schools project.

congratulating the milestoners

Mary Cheek, CPA., is celebrating her fifth anniversary.  In 2008, she moved to another office in the same building at 130 Willow St. in Chester.   Mary says she is fortunate to have had Jody Syfrett work with her for the past four years. As they gear up for the tax season, the two continue to offer accounting services for individuals, businesses and non-profits. Mary is also a Notary Public.

A year ago this month Julie Rohrs and Ken and Dorninda Hess opened what is now the very successful Main Street Coffee Bar on Main Street in Chester, next to Coldwell Banker Real Estate. In addition to assorted coffee drinks, they offer fresh baked pastries and a diverse selection of hot and cold sandwiches for lunch.

Al and Katherine Templeton are celebrating their ninth anniversary as owners of the Cedar Lodge and RV Park near Chester.  The owners said some of the benefits of a facility located a little more than a mile from town, includes guests having the unique opportunity for front door access to their quads, snowmobiles, cross-country skiing and the like. It’s all right out the front door of their accommodations!   The Lodge is nestled in a wooded, park-like setting with a variety of clean, comfortable rooms. They also have RV hook-ups and a seasonal heated pool.

Attorney Mary K. Shelters has completed her first year practicing in Plumas County from her offices in Greenville. In addition to bankruptcy protection, Mary negotiates settlements with unsecured creditors for those clients who cannot protect their assets in bankruptcy. Mary is also expanding her practice to include estate planning, specifically wills and trusts.

Dr. Gregory Sawyer, DDS is celebrating his 28th year serving the dental needs of Plumas County residents from his East Quincy clinic (across from the Polka Dot). He and his highly skilled team specialize in family dentistry and orthodontics. It’s also worth noting that Dr. Sawyer is also a certified Invisalign provider, which simply put is a series of removable, clear aligners that promote an easy and invisible way of straightening teeth.

Mike and Karen Kibble have owned and operated Quincy Drug Store for six years. It is one of Quincy’s — perhaps Plumas County’s — oldest continually operating businesses. As I’ve said in the past, this store is so much more than an excellent pharmacy, it is indeed a shopper’s paradise. If you can’t find that special gift there, chances are you won’t find it anywhere.

Sharon Geney, CMT is celebrating her 10-year anniversary.   Since her relocation to the Stover Landing building, in 2008, she has been enjoying a wonderful partnership with Good Vibrations, as well as other healing practitioners.  Her services and product lines include therapeutic massage, aromatherapy and energetic balancing, Young Living essential oils, CDs, candles and self-awareness support.

Mountain Money and Shipping Services in Chester is celebrating its sixth year in business. Owners Derek and Pat Anderson offer UPS shipping and Western Union wiring services.

shop at home? do the math!

District 3 Supervisor Sherrie Thrall shared an interesting item she read elsewhere with us touting the impact shopping at home has on our local economy.

Consider this challenge: If each of our newspaper readers were to spent just $100 each shopping at home this holiday season, it would pump over $1.8 million into the Plumas County economy (that’s based on a conservative average of just two readers per newspaper).

Seriously, how hard would it be to spend an extra hundred bucks at home? It could be a couple of gifts from your favorite stores or perhaps some gift certificates from the beauty salon, massage studio or service provider. Heck, you might even be waffling about having your car serviced before making that holiday drive to out-of-area friends or relatives. If you did, it would contribute to this effort as well. You get the idea, just look around, you’re sure to find something for someone special — even if that someone special is you!

the thanks is in the giving

The annual tradition continues at the Way Station in Greenville. Gould Fickardt and Bev Hardesty and friends will again prepare and serve a traditional (and complimentary) Thanksgiving meal on Nov. 27, from 2-5 p.m. It’s simply their way of saying thanks to their customers and sharing the true meaning of Thanksgiving with their “extended family,” their friends and neighbors. “If you can’t be with your family on Thanksgiving, come be with ours,” they said.

The 1997 NEW YEARS FLOOD VIDEO IN PLUMAS COUNTY is now available on DVD. We’ve completely re-mastered from the original tapes all of the exciting footage that inspired the first video-tape. See the damage beyond the roadblocks. Featuring: The Feather River Canyon flooding, Two Rivers washout, Sloat Bridge, Dog Rock washout, Indian Valley flooding, Quincy and American Valley flooding. To order your copy, send a check or money order for $20 to Kevin Mallory, PO Box 1785, Quincy, CA 95971 and include your name, phone and return address information. Or call (530) 283-0150. Includes tax and shipping.

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