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Business Scene for the week of 11/14/18


Mara Beatty

After nearly eight years as a commercial insurance agent with Flanigan-Leavitt Insurance Agency, Mara Beatty is leaving the agency to spend more time with her husband, Darren, and their young children, Brayden, 8, and 17-month old Rayna. “Mara has played a major part in our effort to grow and service our clients. She will be sorely missed by our agency’s family,” commented Mike Flanigan, adding, “We’re committed to making sure the many business owners and other entities that she has helped over the years with their insurance needs will continue to receive that same level of service and commitment. We invite you to drop by the Quincy office between 2 and 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov, 15, to wish her well while enjoying some snacks and refreshments on us.”


Federally licensed firearms dealer Ken Anthony holds regular CCW classes at Chester Tactical Sports on Watson Road in Chester. His next basic class is this Saturday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with a review Sunday, Nov. 18., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Sunday course can also be attended for those simply needing to renew their license. For more information call Ken at 258-1911. In addition to the classes, the store sells firearms, ammo and shooting supplies.


Feather River Outdoors owner David Arsenault and Niki Hall, director of the Johnsville Jr. Ski and Snowboard Team, are putting together a Communi-SKI SWAP on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Veteran’s Hall on Lawrence Street in Quincy. Fifteen percent of the sale of consignment items will help purchase equipment for racers on the Johnsville Jr. and Quincy High ski and snowboard teams and to cover other team expenses. Donations and consignments can be dropped off at the Vets Hall on Friday, Nov. 16, between 5 and 9 p.m. For more information, call David at 283-0455 or email Niki at [email protected].


Seeing a need and filling that void, Bryan and Joy Strecker, owners of Frank’s Garage in Quincy, now offer financing for auto repairs. It is available in two different plans: One is called Credit First and provides six-month same as cash financing for purchases of $149 or more on repairs and auto care. The other option they refer to as Square Installment Loans. It can be used on repair bills totaling $249 or with a three, six or 12-month repayment plan.


In a fitting tribute to his mom’s great recipes and home style cooking, Jason Theobald has changed the name of his Westwood restaurant to Mom’s Old Mill Café. With the change, in addition to serving breakfast and lunch, he is also serving dinners Monday through Saturday (prime rib on Friday!). Sunday they open at 7 a.m. and close at 2 p.m.


Robert and Linda Hart, former owners of Little Norway Resort and the Coventry Gardens Restaurant in Susanville, have taken over the restaurant inside the historic Walker Mansion Inn in Westwood. Using the same name as they did in Susanville, the Coventry Gardens Restaurant, the Hart’s are inviting guests to “Celebrate Fall with a Fall Tea” on two upcoming Sundays, Nov. 18 and 25, with two seatings, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. There is a fixed price for adults and for children that includes soup, quiche, tea sandwiches, savories and desserts — and, of course, the freshly brewed tea. Reservations required: 258-6559.

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