New car care shop opens in Berlin

By Kirstan Knowlton

BERLIN — Husband and wife duo Luis and Sarah Felicano, are taking their experience in the car care industry and desire to help the local economy to the next level by opening Auto Care and Carly’s Cafe out on Third Ave., in Berlin.

With a focus on creating a family run business and helping to revitalize the local economy, the Felicano’s decided to call the North Country their home back in October of last year.

At the beginning of March, they turned their dream into a reality by opening Auto Care, and following shortly, Carly’s Cafe, scheduled to open in April.

Luis has over 25 years of experience in the industry, is I-Car certified and most recently worked for Berlin City. He will be offering auto detailing, rust repair, light bodywork, and installation of stereos and aftermarket parts. Along with automobiles, they will also service ATVs and snowmobiles.

In an interview, Sarah shared that they were excited to incorporate their three children into the family business when they became old enough, providing them with an opportunity to learn from real life experiences.

Sarah also explained that they named the cafe after their daughter, who was thrilled with their choice. Sarah who plans to run the coffee shop plans to sell coffee, tea, and freshly made pastries.

“We are really looking forward to meeting people in the community,” said Sarah.

Auto Care is located at 809 Third Ave in Berlin. It is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (603) 348-5515.

Auto CareSarah and Luis Felicano of Auto Care. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)

Re/Max Northern Edge Realty earns top regional award

Carl Mercier, Matthew Martel and Steve Grone have been recognized as Broker/Owners of the Year

BERLIN — Broker/Owner's Carl Mercier, Matthew Martel and Steve Grone of Re/Max Northern Edge Realty were presented with the Broker/Owner of the Year Award for the Re/Max of New England Region — Medium Market. This award recognizes outstanding Broker/Owner's in each region who demonstrate extraordinary commitment and loyalty to fellow Re/Max Associates, employees and clients.

“Their tireless dedication to being great leaders, mentors and business owners has allowed them to achieve this high honor,” said Dan Breault EVP/Regional director of Re/Max INTEGRA, New England. “They are a select few Re/Max broker/owners across the country to be given the Broker/Owner of the Year Award and we are extremely proud that Carl, Matt and Steve continue to raise the bar in real estate.”

Re/Max Northern Edge Realty is a locally owned and operated full-service real estate brokerage with three locations in New Hampshire, Berlin, Lancaster and Colebrook. The brokerage has 17 Realtors and support staff specializing in residential, land, investment and commercial real estate. To learn more about Re/Max Northern Edge Realty visit

ReMax AwardPictured from the left, Matthew Martel, Carl Mercier, and Steve Grone have been recognized as Broker/Owners of the Year. (COURTESY PHOTO)

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