Union Democrat staff

New business

Massey's Cleaning N' Such has become Tuolumne County's newest cleaning and organizing business after opening late last year.

The business is owned and operated by lifelong Sonora resident and self-proclaimed "neat freak" Laura Massey. She specializes in organizing cabinets and closets in homes and office buildings. She also does general cleaning and will shampoo carpets for an additional fee.

For more information, call 743-8001.


Calaveras Community Foundation announced a recent donation of $1,500 from Umpqua Bank.

"Community is at the center of all we do at Umpqua Bank, therefore we are proud to make a contribution of $1,5000 to CCF," Umpqua Bank Commercial Relationship Manager Christy Maynard said. "We know this will promote wellness and stability in our Calaveras County communities, specifically in regards to youthdevelopment, education and the arts."

Umpqua Bank has branches in Copperopolis, Angels Camp, Valley Springs and San Andreas.

For more information about CCF, call President Paul Stein at 736-1845 or visit www.calaverascommmunityfoundation.org.



The Calaveras County Taxpayers Association will host its quarterly luncheon on Friday, Jan. 27 at the Murphys Historic Hotel with keynote speaker Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen.

The buffet luncheon costs $20 in advance or $25 at the door and will run from noon to 2 p.m. The hotel is at 457 Main Street in downtown Murphys.

Online reservations are available until Jan. 25 at CalaverasTaxpayers.org. Advance reservations can also be made by calling 785-1491.



It's a dirty job, and a couple of local entrepreneurs want to do it.

Kenneth and Melodee Nelson operate the Keep it Clean pressure-washing business based in Jamestown.

They use pressure washers and special equipment to clean hood exhaust systems for restaurants. They also clean rooftops, windows and remove gum from sidewalks and floors.

Kenneth Nelson has been cleaning with pressure washers for the past seven years, and decided to open his own business about four months ago. He cleans 8 to 10 restaurants a week, and usually does his work at night to avoid disturbing customers.

For more information, call 206-3822 or 510-904-2378.