Business Scene for the week of 5/9/2012

opens for season
Longtime Plumas County resident Tony Ringo has started his own business called Tony's Window Cleaning.  Tony has been cleaning windows for the past nine years.  He recently decided the demand warranted going full-time with the business, serving residential, commercial, and new construction customers throughout Plumas County.  He and his wife Alisha live in Quincy and can be contacted at 927-8547

Milwood Lakeside Nursery on Peninsula Drive at Lake Almanorhas opened for the season with all sorts of new, fun items for spring, including some decorative flags, sun catchers and wind chimes. They also have a nice selection of garden furniture and many new gift items. The nursery is owned and operated by Sam and Patti Glass, who also have a nursery in Susanville.

realtor joins century 21

Realtor Kyle McNeill is now an associate at Century 21 Lake Almanor Real Estate. He has been in the real estate business for nine years with particular experience in property management and vacation rentals in the Lake Almanor area. Broker Mary Getz said that Kyle works out of both their Chester and Lake Almanor offices


free oil change for mom

Here’s a practical gift for mom from Ken Anthony, owner of The Twenty Garage in Chester. On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Ken will be giving away free oil changes on a first come, first served basis at his automotive repair facility on Watson Road.

new stuff at crescent country

Barbara Tucker and Lisa Forcino have added a huge new variety of Yankee Candles and beautiful new spring home décor and table linens by Moda at their legendary Crescent Mills gift store.

anniversary party at main st. bar

James and Stacy Huffmon will be celebrating their second anniversary in style at the Main Street Sports Bar & Lounge in Quincy Saturday, May 12.Festivities will begin with the kick-off of their new summer wine tasting series from 1 to 4 p.m., which will be held every Saturday through Labor Day weekend. Later that evening an acoustic trio featuring Andrew Ohren will be entertaining from 6 to 9 p.m. followed by The Rockers performing classic rock and blues on the main stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

speaking of anniversaries…

Pam Ayoob is starting her second year at Plumas Pines Rec Center at Plumas Pines Resort in Blairsden as it opens for the season in May and continues through October. She said it is exciting to provide a facility like this for people to visit, adding that it is also a good “time out for the local worker bees!” Pam said their customized spa parties were a definite hit last season, ideal for wedding preparation, reunions or “ just because.”

Ken and Debbie McMaster, owners of The Gold Rush Gallery, are celebrating their eighth year at the Graeagle shoppe this coming Memorial Day weekend. Their 33 years of creative and custom jewelry designs are complemented by a beautiful blend of American-made fine crafts. They also provide jewelry repair, and offer a trusted venue for selling your scrap gold. In May, they are the featured business at Plumas Bank in Portola, where you can see many of their offerings.

Twenty-eight years, wow! Kudos to my longtime acquaintance and valued advertiser, Tim O’Brien, and his team of professionals at Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien Real Estate for their success — they obviously know their trade and know how to satisfy both buyers and sellers. They serve the entire region from locations in Chester, Lake Almanor Peninsula, Lake Almanor West, Quincy (Pioneer Real Estate) and Portola (Chandler Real Estate).

It has already been a year since longtime Quincy residents Budd and Sharon Pence purchased the expansive and well-equipped East Side Laundry next to Sav-Mor. The couple also owns and operates a heating, refrigeration and air conditioning company, Heat Transfer Systems, which they started 26 years ago.

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