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Help Quincy, California Become the Coolest Small Town in America for 2013

Monday, February 11th, 2013

We are in the last few days of the 8th Annual Coolest Small Town contest held by Budget Travel.  This year has been the biggest contest to date.  There have been 924 nominations and 96,605 votes placed to select the top 15 towns.  Now Budget Travel is narrowing it down to the people’s choice of the top 10 Coolest Towns in America.  Voting will end Friday night February 15th at midnight EST.  You are allowed to vote once per day for your favorite small town in America.

To be part of this contest the Coolest Small Town must have a population below 10,000 and have “an edge and a heart”.  Budget Travel is looking for small towns across America that have that indescribable something like; independent shops, a sense of energy, an epic backyard, culture and of course delicious coffee.

Quincy, California is a great small town and fits the bill perfectly.  Population stands at 5,500 and Quincy serves as the County seat for the large and diversified County of Plumas.  Plumas County and Quincy sit in a wonderful hidden part of Northern California, 1 1/2 hours from Reno, NV and 2 hours from Tahoe.  Downtown Quincy is made up of a variety of independent shops, with merchants that enjoy sharing their knowledge of the area.  Main Street Quincy is decorated by a group of dedicated local merchants; in the summer beautiful hanging flower baskets, and during the holiday season decorated wreaths line the street.  A leisurely walking tour starts at the Plumas County Museum and wanders through town featuring murals and historic buildings.

Quincy has a strong art community with Plumas Arts, the historic Town Hall Theatre and the newly opened West End Theatre.

 

 

When visiting Quincy you can start your day off with great coffee at the Alley Cat Cafe, lunch at the Court House Cafe and dinner at Moon’s.  Cocktails and entertainment at Main Street Sports Bar and Lounge.  Some of the unique shops in Quincy include; Emily’s Garden, La Casa Bella Fine Furnishings, Village Antiques & Associates, Carey Candy Company, to name a few.

When you are ready to get out and explore the epic outdoors surrounding Quincy you may want to consider Lake Almanor Kayak Rentals or the Sierra Touring Company.  Plumas County is home to over 100 lakes, 1,000 miles of streams and numeroues waterfalls,and over 2,618 square miles of National Forest.  The Pacific Crest Trail runs close to Quincy and Lassen Volcanic National Park is a short drive north of Quincy.  Some of the best Fall Colors in California can be found in Quincy and the surrounding area as well as a great Barn Quilt Trail.

If you would like more information on the diversity of geography, attractions, lodging or history of the area please visit PlumasCounty.org.  Check the  65 comments posted by locals and visitors of Quincy made in support of Quincy, Ca being worthy of Coolest Small Town in America for 2013.

If you have not voted please do so now.  We are  looking forward to sharing our corner of the world with you.

Just to let you know these are the other towns competing with Quincy ; Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; Camden, Maine; Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin; Flagler Beach, Florida; Glenwood Springs, Colorado; Greenville, Kentucky; Gulf Shores, Alabama; Lititz, Pennsylvania; Put-in-Bay, Ohio;  Shepherdstown, West Virginia; Travelers Rest, South Carolina and Watkins Glen, New York.

 

I love Quincy because it’s one of the last small towns that hasn’t been “citified”. It is surrounded by pristine forest, secluded mountain lakes, 1000′s of miles of streams, with clean air, pure water, organic farms & ranches and you can still see the stars at night. - Emily Webb

Charming town in a gorgeous natural setting. All the outdoor activities your heart desires plus a vibrant arts community – galleries, live music, community theater – and every summer a world class music festival. Excellent locally owned eateries. Best of all, a diverse population of neighborly, welcoming people who work together to maintain the uniqueness of their beloved hometown. - Libbie Coleman

 

Website to vote:    budgettravel.com/contest/americas-coolest-small-towns-2013,14/

 

 

 

 

Nominations for Coolest Small Town 2013

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

For the seventh year running Budget Travel is looking for ten standout communities across the country. Please vote for Quincy, California as one of these ten standout communities.
To qualify for the coolest small town contest the town must have a population under 10,000. Budget Travel is looking for a small town with an edge and a heart. Quincy is under 10,000 residents and it definitely has a heart and an edge.
Please consider voting for Quincy, California. Quincy is in the heart of Plumas County. It has a great downtown with a wide variety of shops, restaurants and a few bars. It reminds me of downtown Mayberry. It is fun to stroll the downtown and shop without having any feel of a tourist trap, which many small towns now have. Downtown merchants work together in many ways helping each other and going the extra mile for their guests and customers. They decorate downtown with beautiful hanging flower baskets in the summer, host a girls night out in Sept. Host the county fair ( one of the best for a small town) and many other events during the year for the benefit of local residents and guests to the area.

 

In Quincy as a tourist you are treated like a treasured guest by the local lodging providers and merchants. Each business owner strives to help you have a great time while visiting the area. Each business owner loves the area for different reasons and they want you to love the area and your visit.
Just outside of Quincy you have millions of acres to enjoy the great outdoors. Hundreds of lakes and waterfalls to discover. Some of the more notable are: Plumas Eureka State Park, Plumas County Museum, Bucks Lake, Lake Almanor, Butte Lake, Indian Valley, and Lassen Volcanic National Park.
If you want more information on the area in general please check-out www.plumascounty.org or more information on St. Bernard Lodge website.
Once again please take a minute to help Quincy, California become one of the 10 finalists for Budget Travel’s Coolest Small Towns of 2013.  If traveling North from Quincy to Lassen Volcanic National Park call ahead and plan on stopping in at the St. Bernard Lodge for a meal, drink or even spend the night with us.
Click here to vote for Quincy, Ca.  Please votes need to be in by Oct. 15th, 2012.
Thank-you for your support. Come see our Awesome Autumn and Barn Quilt Tour now.

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt with the California Native Plant Society

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

Join the California Native Plant Society June 9th & 10th, 2012 for a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt.

American Pitcher Plant

Both beginning and experienced botanists are invited  to spend time searching for rare plants, geo- caching, and photographing or documenting discoveries.

 

 

Saturday, June 9: Carpool to the Butterfly Valley Botanical Area (10 mile drive from Quincy) and search for rare carnivorous plants including the California pitcher plant (Darlingtonia californica), English sundew (Drosera anglica), and other unique plants. Following lunch, search for the pointed broom sedge (only two known populations in California!) in the Snake and Smith Lake areas nearby.

Sunday, June 10: Carpool to Bucks Lake (20 mile drive from Quincy) and search for the only known CA populations of a rare orchid called northern coralroot (Corallorhiza trifida). Other interesting rare plants nearby include the buttercup-leaf suksdorfia (Hemieva ranunculifolia) and closed-throat- beardtongue (Penstemon personatus).

Drivers and riders will meet at the northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot in Quincy (20 East Main Street, Quincy, CA) at 9:30am each day for carpooling, returning to Quincy around 5-6pm both days. Bring a lunch, plenty of water, sun protection, and any field trip supplies desired (cameras, GPS units, etc.). Send RSVP and questions to Danny Slakey at dslakey@cnps.org.

Taste of Plumas

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Taste of Plumas has a few seats left.  Contact Plumas Arts Today!

4th Annual Taste Of Plumas

 

Saturday, April 14, 2012
Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds
Tastings begin at 5:30pm

Make sure you get your seat at the table for the 5th annual Taste of Plumas– one of the most anticipated, generally Sold out, events of the season with Rave Reviews helping to build a returning crowd.

Member Tickets here!

The taste allows you to tour of most of the best culinary establishments in Plumas County all in one location at one festive community gathering. Meet chefs and owners who will graciously enitce you to seek out more extensive dining experiences with thoughtfully prepared, lovingly presented delectable delights. Attendees are also welcome to vote for their favorites as part of the highly coveted People’s Choice Awards. “The Taste” also hosts samplings from numerous wineries and microbrew beers from around the North State and beyond

Organizing staff is please to report that that the economy had not daunted the interest of most restaurants and culinary business participation. We are enjoying the return of most culinary establishments from years past and the addition of several new ones.

It is also significant to note that in respect of the economic times that the admission price remains at the 2007 and 2008 levels. General Admission is merely $35 and includes one souvenir wine glass and the opportunity to savor samplings from 20+ restaurants, wineries and culinary businesses.

Plumas Arts members pay a discounted presale-only admission of $30.
Plumas Arts invites you to take this opportunity to become a member with your benefit ticket purchase, if you are not yet one, and commence your support and savings with this initial investment.

“We owe a great debt to all of the generous establishments and individuals who create such wonderful event. The beautiful part is that this is very much a win-win-win situation for all who participate. The culinary artists win because we inspire them to present themselves and showcase some of their best work to a very interested audience. The public wins in an opportunity to be the beneficiary of such creative endeavors, meet the artists who rarely have the opportunity to leave their kitchens and compile a mental wish list of where to go out for great meals in all parts of county. Plumas Arts wins by celebrating culinary artists and presenting them to them a very interested clientele while enjoying a most necessary and appreciated financial boost.”

Another great part of the event is a Silent Auction. “Some very creative items have been donated,” comments Auction Coordinators Linda McDermott and Trish Taylor. Local merchants and Plumas Arts members have made generous donations of services, adventures and unique items. There will also be a grand selection of framed prints and original art by local artists.

This event is also one of the primary fundraisers for Plumas Arts, the region’s most active cultural programming organization. Plumas Arts brings art programs to the county schools, great events and performances to local audiences; coordinates a regional cultural events calendaring system in print and online at www.plumasarts.org; works collaboratively with numerous organizations and groups; hosts Words & Music and a gallery of regional artists as well as managing the Town Hall Theatre.

2012 Participant List

AIW Catering, Reno
Alley Cat Café, Quincy
American Valley Baking, Quincy
Beckwith Tavern, Beckwourth
Bella Luna Catering, Lake Almanor
Cakes Unleashed, Greenville
Carol’s Café & Catering, Prattville
Courthouse Cafe, Quincy
The Drunk Brush, Quincy
Evergreen Market, Greenville
Feather River College Culinary Arts
Greenhorn Guest Ranch, Spring Garden
The Grille at the Chalet View, Graeagle
Café Le Coq, Quincy
Longboards Bar & Grill, Blairsden
Indian Peak Vineyards, Graeagle
Nakoma Resort, Clio
Pangaea Café & Pub, Quincy
Quincy Cooking Cottage, Quincy
Quincy High School Pastry Class
Quincy Natural Foods, Quincy
Smile Dog Catering, Graeagle
Southern Accent, Quincy
Sterling Sage, Greenville
Undercover Ale, Blairsden
Enjoy a great evening in Quincy food tasting and some great wine from Indian Peak Vineyards.  Sunday come visit Lassen Park for a little snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.  Park still has plenty of snow.

 

Feather River Video Contest

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

 

Feather River and Trains

Feather River and Trains

Feather River Video Contest

Purpose of  the Feather River Video Contest intends to promote the Feather River region and foster economic development through awareness and tourism. The goal of the contest is to encourage the production of videos that reflect the natural beauty and vibrant community that exists in the amazing place we are fortunate enough to call home. The contest is an initiative of Carrot Consulting with a $100 grant provide by Feather River Bread for the Journey for the prize money.

 

 

Contest Details
•Videos must be 3 minutes or less.

•Videos may be submitted by individuals, groups, organizations, or businesses.

•Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks.

•Videos may not be deleted or removed after the contest is over.

•Each entrant may submit up to two videos.

How to Enter
•Upload your video to YouTube, being sure to fill out the Title, Description, Tags, Category, and Map Location. (Learn more about that here.)

•Upload your video and submit your contest entry form by 5:00 pm PST, May 11, 2012.

Official Rules
No purchase or payment necessary to enter or win. Videos must not contain any commercial businesses, industry names, brand names, product placement, endorsements, or trademarks. Video must contain a Title, Description, Tags, and Location. By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to the rules and warrants that his or her entry complies with all requirements.

Judging
All eligible submissions will be judged through an online voting process. Anyone can vote but an individual is only permitted one vote. The voting will take place between May 14th and May 31st on www.QuincyCA.us. The video with the most votes by 5:00pm PST on May 31st will be deemed the winner. The prize will be split should a tie occur.

Prize
The first place winner will receive $100 in cash. The contest winner will be notified by phone or e-mail by June 4, 2012.

Questions?
Email Carrie!

Things are starting to happen in the North State.  Come visit St. Bernard Lodge, Lassen National Volcanic Park, Lake Almanor, Quincy and the Feather River Canyon.  Take some great video and possibly win $100.00.  Upcoming events in the area include: Taste Of Plumas April 15th, 20th Annual Cabin Fever Quilt Show April 21-21,  Red Bluff Round Up April 20- 22, free entrance to Lassen Park April 21-29th and Mother’s Day Brunch at St. Bernard Lodge May 13th.