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Bulletin, Progressive, Record, Reporter Wednesday, July 7, 2010 BUSINESS and CLASSIFIEDS MIKE TARORSKI Publisher mtaborski@plumasnews.com BUSINESS SCENE GRAND OPENING EVENT JULY 10 Mt. Lassen Log & Timber Frame Homes own- ers J.R. and Windy Thompson just finished con- struction on one of their newest model log homes, "The Expedition," and are having a special open house event Saturday, July 10 to show it off! Come see for yourself the quality and craftsmanship that goes into these distinctive log homes, while enjoy- ing refreshments and entering a chance to win tick- ets to the upcoming Momboosa Music Festival. COME MEET ARTIST SILVIO SILVESTRI This Saturday, July 10, award winning Plein air artist Silvio Silvestri will be sharing some of his recent paintings at Red House Art on the Park in downtown Graeagle. Shop owner Brian Carl said the artist spends weeks at a time traveling the Sierras capturing the beauty of the mountain ranges on canvas. WISHING YOU CONTINUED SUCCESS... We've been stockpiling our list of anniversaries to mention. Our thanks to all those patrons for do- ing their part in supporting these businesses through these rather challenging and certainly changing times. It's such a huge part of what makes living in beautiful Plumas County so spe- cial. Best wishes to all! Let's start off by suggesting you treat your- self to a scoop of ice cream and a frozen yogurt pop for your dog while helping Joanie Kielty cele- brate her third anniversary at Treats Dog Com- pany in Chester. The "ice cream social" is Satur- day, July 10, noon- 4 p.m. ABSolute Fitness & Health in Clio just cel- ebrated its 7-year anniversary. Patti Long, owner and certified personal trainer, has been offering private or semi-private Pilates Reformer and weight training sessions, along with abs fitness sessions in a private studio. She tells us all pro- grams are designed to meet individual needs. Schedule a free consultation by calling 836-1153. Avonna's Critter Clippers Grooming and Customized Gifts on Main Street in Chester is celebrating its sixth anniversary. Avonna still of- fers doggie day care and has added more dog and cat supplies. She also does customized lettering, graphics and photos for gift items. Rick Williams is now in his 9th year with Timberline Materials on Highway 36 just west of Chester. In his type of business -- selling both dec- orative and utility rock, soil, bark, sand and the like -- Rick says he knows it takes being open sev- en days during the relatively short season to be successful. By the way, Rick is a huge supporter of this community in so many ways, just look at his involvement in helping the Truman Collins Sports Complex. Packer Lake Iodge in the Gold Lakes Basin is fully operational now for its 28th year under the ownership of Bill McQuattie. Dinner, again under the direction of Chef Mark Holmes, is open to the public and served daily except Tuesday. They also have a full bar. WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR TO-DO LIST, PUT YOUR FUTURE FIRST And for you old-timers: Rusty Warren opened his shop on Bell Lane in East Quincy sell- ing a myriad of lawn and garden power tools and accessories 30 years ago. During that time, with his accumulated experience and knowledge, he has established himself as one of the best in his field. Rusty sells and services chain saws, snow and leaf blowers, lawn mowers and weed trim- mers to name a few. Speaking of old-timers: With thirty-four years of catering to your dog and cat's boarding and grooming needs are Bob and Dorothy Farn- worth at DMF Boarding Kennels on Highway 70 just east of Quincy. Our congrats for running such a successful business. SHOULD YOU CONVERT TO A ROTH? Yes, this is the year that everyone can convert their Individual Retirement Accounts into a Roth IRA, no matter how much they earn. But would it be advantageous to you? The big issue is the income tax due on the original IRA, which can be considerable. If you must pay the taxes from the IRA itself, you're giving up the fimve tax-tree earnings on that amount and may be liable tbr penalties on it. If you can pay those taxes from other funds, though, the IRA stash can continue earning, totally tax-tree. A plus tbr highZincome folk: you need not distribute any of it during your lifetime, uifless you want to. Also, paying current taxes on the money now reduces estate tax down the line. There are downsides, though. A conversion can throw you into a higher tax bracket, lt's not advisable for older people if they need to live on their retirement income or plan to donate it to a charity. And there are rules on pre-tax and after-tax 1RAs. Smart move: discuss your options with a tax professional. Get the knowledgeable help you need at: 307 W. Main St., Quincy 283-0680 Chester Chamber partners with FRC, AFWD CHAMBER. UPDATE M.KATE WEST C hester-Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce contact the chamber office at 258-2426. Upcoming events Celebrate with us each Sec- ond Friday! Come to charm- ing, historic Old Town The event will start with a wine reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $40 per person and may be purchased by calling Judy Chynoweth at 258-2354 or Josh Huddleston at Ster- ling Sage, 284-7334. The Chester-Lake Almanor Basketball Tournament, Sat- urday, July 31, at Chester Park. Register now! Call Dale Keefer, 2584900. All proceeds benefit the Chester High School basketball program. Saturday night, July 31, the Chamber of Commerce is dri- ven by volunteers; funded by our members, sponsors and community partners; and powered by the vision of a sustainable community. As part of that vision, we are proud to announce a new- ly formed collaborative effort with Feather River College and the Alliance for Work- force Development to provide a key component to the cham- ber's economic development program while enhancing our community awareness and ef- forts toward environmental stewardship through a "Going Green" commitment program. Chamber member business- es will have the opportunity to participate in the "Going Green" program by identify- ing current green practices, committing to furthering green efforts, and publicizing their progress and commit- ment through their member web directory sites. In partnership with Feather River College Students In Free Enterprise, four student interns will assist the cham- ber in marketing the program and will work directly with our member businesses to op- timize members' directory sites, train business owners in future web management and social media, increase green practices and enter businesses in a Lake Almanor Basin asset map. The innovative economic development project began June 7, when our Student in- terns hit the streets to help our members take advantage of this free program; For more information about the project and how you can benefit, Chester and taste the experi- ence of Almanor on a night alive with music, food, local arts and crafts, Lake Almanor merchants, farmers market and visitor information. July 9, the fun begins at 5 p.m. and ends when this month's band, 8 O'Clock Jazz, quits playing. Second Friday runs through October. Can you say Momboosa? What is it? Some say it is slang for "Big Wave." In Lake Almanor, it means big music events, wine walks, and family fun and entertain- ment all summer long! The fourthMomboosa Wine Walk takes place Friday, July 16, from 3 - 7 p.m. and features Australian and New Zealand wines, with live music at B & B Booksellers and Good Vi- brations. Saturday, July 17. is the big day! The Momboosa Music Festival gates open at 3 p.m. and the Chester Meadow comes alive all day with the music of Alex Woodard, the Chris Gardner Band and the Whitney Myer Band. Featured artist Chuck Wicks steps on stage for his first performance in the Lake Almanor Basin. Tickets and info are available at mom- boosamusicfestival.com. This year, all proceeds from event parking will benefit the service projects of the Elks Lodge and the Chester-Lake Almanor Chamber. Saturday, July 10, Art Around the Lake will benefit arts in Chester, Greenville and Westwood schools at a dinner auctlon hosted by Fox- wood at its elegant Pavillion on the Peninsula. ART SUPPLIES: Brushes - Acrylics ~ Canvas Charcoal- Colored Pencils Forest Stationers Across from the Courthouse Graeagle Store 531 Main Street, Quincy, CA 95971 111 Hwy 89, Graeagle, CA 96103 (530) 283-2266 FAX: (530) 283-2501 (530) 836-1962 Mon-Fri 9:30arn - 5:30pro Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm July 24, take a tour of the galleries and studios around Lake Almanor. Sponsored by the Feather River Fine Arts Association and Plumas Arts, the Artist's Tour and Walk features more than 28 artists in the region. Admission with your tour map is $10 and available at the Blue Goose Gallery, Wisteria, Good Vibrations, B & B Book- sellers and with all participat- ing artists. Back by popular demand is the Chester Hoops 3-on-3 Rotary Club of Chester asks you to party with a purpose. Celebrate the best of Mid- Summer and join them for some Madness! Stroll the lawns of Foxwood tasting wines, beers, ales and lager and celebrate Sierra Nevada's 30th anniversary. Enjoy tanta- lizing tidbits from Northern California's best restaurants and then dance the night away under the stars. The madness starts at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 259-4874 To set up your financial review, call or visit today. Steven R King www.edwardlones.com Menb,r S,PC Financial ,Advisor 546 Lawrence Street, Suite 8 EdwardloneS Quincy, CA 95971 530-283-4061 _ L. -',", . ' No one offers .more discounts ....... than Farmers! So if you want a great price, great service, and a great agent, there's really only one name you need to know for auto insurance. Call now to find out more. Rouland Insurance Agency EO. Box 425/650 Main Street Chester, CA 96020 530-258-2218 Toll Free: 800-254-2218 Agent License Number: 0657918 brouland @ farmersagent.com FARMERS Ges you back where yta bdong: Located on Graver Alley in Quinq the Alley Cat Car6 offers coffees, espresso, fine teas, smoothies, and delectable pastries baked on the premises by local pastry chef, Hicole Yoacham. Owners Bob & Julie Halzell keep the business local by creating lunches made with locally baked breads and locally grown organic produce. Bob commented, "We provide a comfortable atmosphere with wi-fi internet for those who like to relax with a cup of coffee and surf the net. Whether you need a quick caffeine fix, or you just need a smile, the Alley Cat Caf6 is here for you." Julie added, "Plumas Bank has been our business banking partner since we opened almost 3 years ago. The team at Plumas Bank is simply the cat's meow!" To find out how Plums Bank's personal approach to business banking can help your business, call us at 1.888.3PLUMAS (375.8627), or ask Bob or JuRe Hatzell,