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Business Scene for the week of 8/1/18


Crescent Country owner Lisa Forcino refers to it as Market Saturday — a craft fair featuring a variety of vendors selling produce, crafts, art, food and specialty items — in the parking lot of her Crescent Mills store this Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additionally, Lisa is having live music beginning at noon and from 4 to 6 p.m., there is a meet and greet for watercolor artist Bobbie Stoy-Linford whose work is on display inside the store.

Todd Aylward


Longtime Quincy resident and businessman Todd Aylward has joined the team at Town and Country Properties in East Quincy. He has been a licensed real estate agent, broker and appraiser for 18 years. “We are excited to have Todd join our company. His experience in the real estate market and in appraisals will certainly be an asset to our firm, said broker/owner Johnny Mansell. A footnote and a plug for Todd’s talented wife Jamie: She is the very busy owner of Wild Hare Sign Co., also located in East Quincy.


After 28 years in business in Quincy specializing in drafting, building design, land use planning, construction and tree falling, Ken Roper & Associates has added stump grinding to its list of services. Ken tells us his grinder is just the right size to fit into tight spaces, but adds that it can handle most any job quite easily. He can usually give free estimates over the phone: 283-2078.


The Blue Goose Gallery of Artists continues its monthly First Friday series Friday, Aug. 3, from 5 to 8 p.m. The theme is Water is Life, featuring five extraordinarily talented artists demonstrating their artistic skills. They are textile artist Eileen Searcy, woodcrafter Judy Abbott, wood handcrafter John Cox, wool felt artist Sally Pearson-Kent and basket weaver Linda Vanella. Guests will enjoy refreshments during the special occasion, plus door prizes and the “guessing jar.” Guess how many items are in the jar and win a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Gallery located on Main Street in Chester.


Chuck and Lisa Elliot hit a huge anniversary milestone with their Main Street Chester-based business. It’s Bodfish Bicycles & Quiet Mountain Sports 25th year. The couple has always been avid cyclists and that hobby ultimately turned into what has become a very successful business. Over the years, they have introduced lots of new sporting activities to their product line, including Hobie watercrafts like peddle kayaks and standing boards.

Mike and Cathy Simmons have owned and operated Morning Star Log Furniture for 19 years. In addition to an assortment of handcrafted furniture, their spacious showroom also includes an art and gift gallery. You will find them a few miles west of Chester near the junction of highways 89 and 36.

The family owned and operated DeMartile Automotive in Quincy marks its 18th year in business. Tim and Marcy DeMartile, and Evans and Kathy DeMartile, and Evans Jr. take exceptional care of their customers’ automotive needs.

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