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I~ulletm, Kecora, ~rogresswe, Reporter Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 5B ter ca M. Kate West Staff Writer After 14 months, the Chester Old Town Caf6 is well on its way to being a landmark, like its sister operation, Carol's Caf6 & West Shore Dell at Prattville. Popular Basin Chef Carol Franchetti, who has owned ' and operated the Prattville caf~ for 42 years, also owns the Chester Old Town Caf& In speaking about her reasons for opening another business, Franchetti said, "I wanted year-round work during the off months when Prattville is closed. I am very excited about being in town." That she is a caring employer was also a factor in making the decision to open the caf& "Like for myself, I also desired to provide my staff with year-round employment. I have four employees who are working in the caf~ now and in the summer I have six," she added. The fact that she has never been in town when involved in her many endeavors was also a draw for her. "My philosophy for the Chester location is very different from that of Prattville. This caf6 is to be for the locals, not so much " tourists, but a place for folks to hang out. "I am very much enjoying having town regulars, those that stop in two to three times a week. I like that they are comfortable and cozy and that we can greet each other by name," she said. PROFILES IN BUSINESS CHESTER OLD TOWN CAFE Owner: Carol Franchetti Telephone:-258-2235 Address: 150 Main St., across from Bodfish Bicycles 7 Hours of operation: a.m. - 2 p.m. seven days a week Facebook page and Website coming soon The Chester Old Town Caf~ serves breakfast and lunch and dinners on special occasions. Franchetti is also developing the bakery side of the business and muffins, scones, sticky buns, cinnamon rolls, crossaints and a wide assortment of cookies, including those that are gluten free, are available dail.y. The caf~ also features a grab-and-go hot case where her well-known burritos vanish quickly, as do her hot ham and cheese croissant sandwiches. "In keeping with current trends we offer a healthy children's menu that features smaller portions, fruit, oatmeal and the fun of ordering 50 cents worth of dollar pancakes," she said. Whether you are looking for a hot cup of either, the Chester Old Town Caf6 is ready and Megan Marceau. Photo by M. Kate West In addition to her daily homemade soups and salads, menu items favored by her locals include waffle Wednesday, clam chowder Friday and now biscuit and gravy Saturday. "The biscuits and scratch-made gravy are accompanied by sausage links, eggs and potatoes," she said. Above owning and operating two cafes, lar place to hang coffee, a spot of tea to serve. From left: Franchetti has offered her catering services for approximately 10 years. "I am very involved in catering weddings and I have thoroughly enjoyed doing the Christmas dinner at the Lake Almanor Community Church these past two years" she said. She also caters 50th wedding anniversary parties, dinners for the Lake Almanor Area Chamber of Commerce, "I am very exited that Carin is enrolled in the online Escoffier Baking Course. This is a nine-month certificated course. When Carin has completed the course she will bake our current menu offerings and so much more." Franchetti also said, "Upon Carin's certification she will be promoted to head baker, a career path she has chosen for herself." By summer Franchetti predicts the bakery will be expanded greatly over what it is now. In her expansion vision 'there will be more bread baking and the start to special-order cake baking. "My challenge is not a terrible Challenge. I have a small amount of seating in the caf~ and because I am meeting my goal of making my customers comfortable and cozy: No one is in a hurry to eat and run," she laughingly said. She then said she has a plan for the space issue. "I have hopes of putting in or something sweet to go with an outdoor patio with an Jessica Root, Chef Carol Franchetti awning to serve two to three tables of food. Diners would come in to order and then be served on the patio," she said. celebrations of life, lunches Mirroring her hospitality and dinners for meetings and philosophy, she has a plaque workshops, given to her by her family Duties in the kitchen hanging on the caf6 wall. It alternate between Franchetti reads, "May all who enter as and MeganMarceau, who is guests leave as friends." the head cook from "While I think that would Franchetti's Prattville be a good motto my favorite operation, was spoken by young Jax "Megan does most of the Holland who calls my caf6 cooking, Jessica Root runs 'the little restaurant with the the front of house and her big food.' He always gets the sister, Carin Root, helps me breakfast burrito when he's with the baking. ~ here!" Franchetti said. Australian shepherds celebrate year of agility trials For all your construction needs Quincy Australian Rancho Murieta for four days, shepherds Benny and Foxxmo from Dec. 27 through Dec. 30, recently marked their 2013. one-year anniversary of They brought home 15 competing in agility trials, qualifications and three new The brothers competed in the titles, which included six TRACS Agility Trial in first-place awardg, two second-place awards, two third-place awards and one fourth-place ~ward. The 2-1/2-year-old dogs entered their first agility trial, sanctioned by the same TRACS Club, one year ago in December 2012. This anniversary marks their ninth competition. In a year they have come a long way, Benny earned six titles, which include 34 qualifications. He is now competing in Excellent Standard and Excellent Jumpers with Weaves. Foxxmo has earned seven titles, which include 33 qualifications. He is now competing in Master Standard and Excellent Jumpers. Handler Johnene McDonald says she is very pleased with the Aussie brothers' progress and once again wishes to acknowledge Snowy Pine Dog Training in Graeagle: "Without the expertise of their trainer, Terry Popish, we could have never come this far in such a short time." Popish has just come back from the Eukanuba Invitational in Florida, where she competed with her two St. Bernards, Hummer and Tundra. Popish's dogsare the top competitors of their breed in agility in the United States. Hummer and Popish just earned the titled of preferred agility champion a month ago at Rancho Murieta. CO Give us a NSTRUCTION SINCE 1984 call today: General Buildng Contractor Calif. Lic. #453927 (530) 283-2035 Peter M, Talia Attorney at Law Quincy canine competitors celebrate their one-year anniversary of entering agility trials. From left: Benny, Tango the border collie (on chair), Satchmo and Foxxmo. Photo courtesy Johnene McDonald It's a great time to review your current insurance po/icies. Ca//us today to schedu/e your appointment. Flanigan-Leavitt iiic. Are you new to the area and looking for resources? Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for information and possible referrals. Crisis Line Resource 283-4333 Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A program of Ptumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center NU' No kindling required! Boxes in quantities of 100 or 350 Great for wood stoves, fireplaces, BBQs and campfires. Lights easily, and burns strong for 1 5 min. "~. i~ ~. ~ ~:/: ~:~;;: ..... .. : 2019 East Main St., Quincy RAC Members Needed! The Lassen County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) and Lassen National Forest are looking for interested community members to participate on the Lassen County RAC. The Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act was recently extended and will expire September 2014. This Act authorizes the RAC and outlines its responsibilities. The 15-member Committee represents National Forest and community interests, and is organized into three categories. Each consists of five persons representing a variety of interests, as outlined below: Categorv A ;~ Organized labor or non-timber forest products groups Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities ;~ Energy and mineral development Commercial or recreational fishing interests Commercial timber industry Hold federal grazing permits, or other land use permits, or represent non-industrial private forest land owners within the committee area (Lassen County) Nationally recognized environmental organizations Regionally or locallY recognized environmental organizations > Dispersed recreational activities Archaeological and historical interests Nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups Wildlife or hunting organization, or watershed associations Category C Hold state elected office or their designee ,~ Hold county or local elected office > American Indian tribes within or adjacent area School official or teacher Affected public at large to the committee Applications are due January 30, 2014 to Lassen County RAC, Attn: Esther Miranda-Cole, Lassen National Forest, 2550 Riverside Dr., Susanville, CA 96130. You may call (530) 252-6605 or email to obtain an application form.