Business Scene for the week of 5/23/2012

Michael Taborski
community appreciation day
Kim Wynter Hanson has converted a well-known Chester house — the Bridges Home — into Wynter Willow, a unique gift and furniture store. Wynter, as she prefers to be called, said shoppers browsing will find something to “delight the eyes” in every room in the house. The mix of items carried ranges from what might be called rustic to the very elegant. Wynter is an artist who likes to refurbish furniture in her spare time. She moved to Chester three years ago from San Francisco. Photo by Cheri McIntire

It’s bound to be a full filled day at Greenhorn Creek Guest Ranch Saturday, May 26, as they celebrate their 3rd annual Community Appreciation Day along with commemorating the ranch’s 50 anniversary! Daylong festivities get underway at 9 a.m. and include live music, horse shoe tournament, kids games, hot air balloon rides, plenty of food and just a lot, lot more! Greenhorn is located about 10 east of Quincy just off Highway 70.

rumor control central

A terrible rumor floating around cyberspace posted on Facebook said thatPapa’s Donut House in East Quincy has closed or is closing. According to owner Arleen Scott, nothing could be further from the truth and, unfortunately, the rumor has hurt business. “We are still in business with no intention of leaving the area. In fact, we are expanding our selection every day and will have specials throughout the summer.”


two join plumas pines realty

Mark Smith, broker and owner of Plumas Pines Realty in Graeagle is pleased to announce the addition of two new associates.

Bill McComb is a broker associate with over 35 years of experience in the real estate industry. He will provide services to homeowners and buyers in eastern Plumas County with a focus on the greater Portola area, Lake Davis and Sierra Valley.

Kimberly Buckhout has joined the firm as a Realtor associate. She brings experience in residential and commercial real estate and together with longtime real estate professional Jane Valentine created the “Buckhout-Valentine Team”. The two will provide real estate services to an established client base in the Plumas Pines and Graeagle areas, while expanding the firm’s presence in Clio and Mohawk Valley.


memorial weekend jewelry sale

Brian and Toni Carl begin their sixth season as owners of Red House Art in Graeagle. In addition to carrying an impressive selection of fine arts, crafts and photography, they are having a special 50 percent off sale on all of their fine jewelry Memorial Day weekend, May 26, 27 and 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


opens for the season

Jeff Ogle has opened Jeffroe’s Produce on Main in Chester for the season. Besides the fresh produce, fruits and veggies, this multi-faceted business also offers assorted specialty drinks and a popular and bountiful sandwich/salad bar.


first friday art shows

The second in a summer-long series entitled First Friday is set for Friday, June 1, at the Blue Goose Gallery of Artists in Chester. Gallery owner Debbie Groesser will supply prizes and refreshments for those dropping by from 5 to 8 p.m. to mix and mingle with local artists in the co-op.


new name, new manager

Sheryl Shankles is the new manager at Mountain Shipping and Business Center (formerly Mountain Money and Shipping Services). Sheryl recently moved to Chester with her husband, who is the pastor of the Baptist church. New services at the Chester store include engraving, office supplies and a computer kiosk for customer use.


more successful years…

Mt. Tomba Inn in Cromberg begins its eighth season under Susan Terry’s ownership. Beginning next Tuesday, May 29, they will be serving their legendary dinners daily (closed on Mondays); call ahead for their special prime rib nights. This historical landmark, built in 1924, has become renowned for its extensive selection of John Wayne memorabilia.








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