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Ron McCloud Retirement Party

Ron McCloud Retirement Party-Everyone is invited!

Ron McCloud Retirement Party

For 47 years, Ron and Pat McCloud have proudly held the honor of being the longest running business in Dunsmuir. He was a banker from the Bay Area looking for a special place to raise his family.

Ron’s affection for Dunsmuir was such that he took his time selling the Dunsmuir True Value Hardware Store, waiting for the right buyer. He found that buyer in Jake and Nova Gress.

Jake and Nova lived in McCloud and started their family there, two of the boys live there still with their grandson. They always wanted to return to be closer to their family.

Jake has been a contractor in California and Idaho for 23 years, since 2000, a vocation uniquely suiting him for being a hardware store proprietor. Nova’s background in bookkeeping is a valuable asset for the successful management of their business.

Jake says he hasn’t run a hardware store before, but is retaining the employees, Dylan Brockman and Kevin Tinsky, to teach him what he needs to know and to continue the tradition of excellent customer service with a hometown feel.

Ron, when asked for some words of wisdom, returned a blank stare! How do you sum up your life in a couple of words?

In recognition of the McClouds years of service to our business community, the Dunsmuir Chamber is sponsoring a retirement party at POPS Performing Arts and Cultural Center, 5819 Sacramento Avenue, Saturday January 14 from 5-7pm. Doors open at 4:30. $15/person advance tickets will go on sale at the hardware store on Friday January 6. Don’t wait! Tickets at the door will be $20.

A fabulous menu by Lunchbox Dinners will include:

• Crostini: Smoked salmon

eggplant Caponata

• Chicken Wings

• Mini tostados: Shrimp & mango Salsa

• Caprese Skewers

• Focaccia pizza

• No host bar

Allison and Victor + The Midnight Band 1-15-2022

allisonandvictorSaturday, January 15th, 6:30pm
Allison and Victor +The Midnight Band
Acoustic Jazz Soul 
with Bruce Calin on stand up bass, Mike Harris on congas, Victor Martin on saxophone and Allison Scull on guitar and saxophone. The concert will continue to support their efforts to complete their recording project.
Advanced Ticket Link $10
 Option 1: Live in Person $15 at the door for in person. Please follow all Covid-19 Protocols. Please wear a mask and follow all Covid protocols. Please stay home if exhibiting any flu-like symptoms.
Option 2: People will also have  the option to view the Concert from home on Facebook.
 Online Concert by donation  or tip via Paypal (no account necessary)  CLICK HERE Live Streaming Concert at

With Allison Scull on vocals, and Victor Martin, Bruce Calin will be joining them on stand up bass. Allison Scull and Victor Martin’s unusual collaborative style–singer-songwriter plus saxophone–connects grown-ups and little people alike. Together, they create a fusion of musical forms uniquely their own. They blend roots music — a fusion of jazz, folk, blues, a little funk, originals and some jazz standards laced with some French lyrics. Allison learned French where she grew up in Belgium while Victor was born and raised in Middletown, Delaware.

As a duo, Allison and Victor have shared the stage with The Blind Boys of Alabama, Tuck and Patti, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Craig Chaquico, Shana Morrison, Archie Lee Hooker, Acoustic Alchemy and blues legend John Hammond. Their sound has also hit the Touchtunes scene–and can be heard on over 40,000 digital jukeboxes in the U.S. and Canada. Their constant performance schedule has contributed to their growing fan base in California, Oregon, and Washington. Their music has also struck a chord in the west coast’s wine country and the festival circuit (Britt Festivals, Art and the Vineyards, Napa Artistan’s Festival 2013, 2012, 2010, Mt. Shasta Music Festival, Dunsmuir’s Jazz in the Canyon, Mossbrae Music Festival 2010, 2012). Mostly performing as a duo, they have also developed a show with a stellar array of musicians.