The art of the deal

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Carrying on a tradition

By Mike Forster

While Diane Wilson isn’t apt to overtake Donald Trump as a business wheeler-dealer, she certainly made a difference.

    The Centerfest guru and co-owner of the Inn at Avenel  played  a key role in the transition of a business, keeping it in the Centerfest mix.

    Captain Bill’s Peanuts has been a Centerfest fixture for many years.  With its array of flavored peanuts and other goodies, the Captain (otherwise known as Bill Hartley) did a brisk business from his station at the northwest corner of Bridge and Main.

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