Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine

Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine

Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine

Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine
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New Thai Restaurant in Downtown Charles Town

Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine – There’s a new restaurant in town, and everyone is talking about it! Sumittra Thai Cuisine officially opened in July 2016 in downtown Charles Town, West Virginia and has been busy all week. If you love spicy, tasteful food, you’ll love Sumittra’s.

With its original location in Frederick, Maryland, Sumittra decided to expand after seeing a need in Charles Town. Their main restaurant has been a staple in downtown Frederick, receiving great reviews from all who visit. With an almost five star rating, they have been serving the area for several years with much success.

Their menu is a mix of delicious foods with Asian roots. Whether you’re looking for a hearty curry dish or prefer noodle bowls, Sumittra has it all. They have many of the well-known favorites, like pad thai, spring rolls, and wonton soup, but they also have unique creations. In addition, Sumittra works with your dietary needs, so if you are vegetarian or vegan, you’ll be sure to find something tasty to eat. For those who are worried about spice, they even give you a chart on the menu so you can avoid anything too spicy.

The ambiance is warm, colorful and modern. This is a great place for date night and families! Come for lunch, dinner, or even takeout. Everyone is welcome.

Interested in buying a home in Jefferson County? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Business Spotlight: Sumittra Thai Cuisine

Jefferson County WV: John Brown History

Jefferson County WV: John Brown History

Jefferson County WV: John Brown History
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Everything You Need to Know about John Brown in Jefferson County

Jefferson County WV: John Brown History – Are you a history buff? Then you’re in luck! Jefferson County is known for being a hub for all things history in the United States. In particular, Jefferson County is the location of much of the history surrounding John Brown.

Who was John Brown? And what did he do?

John Brown was a white American abolitionist who led a raid on the Harpers Ferry armory. His hope was to arm slaves so they could escape and become freed men. In 1859, he and a group of men attacked the armory and engaged in a battle that unfortunately did not have a successful ending. Locals had been tipped off about his plans and cornered he and his men (many of whom were slaves) in the armory.

What happened after the raid?

After the Marines and General Lee surrounded the armory, Brown refused to surrender and the armory doors were battered in. Brown and some of his men were captured and put in jail until a trial declared them guilty. They were sentenced to hang in December of 1859.

What still remains?

You can visit the armory in Harpers Ferry to see where the raid took place. In Charles Town, you’ll find the location of John Brown’s hanging, which is situated on the corner of Samuel and Hunter streets.

Visit the area and explore the unique history to has to offer! Interested in buying a home in Jefferson County? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Jefferson County WV: John Brown History

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop
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New Business in Downtown Charles Town WV

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop – The time has come and Mad Monks Coffee Shop has officially opened its doors! If you’ve been anticipating their opening, be sure to stop by this week and explore this wonderful new addition to downtown Charles Town, right on Washington Street (across from Skipper’s).

Mad Monks Coffee Shop is owned and operated by real monks from the local area. They are part of The Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem and are known for baking delicious bread. After noticing a need in their community, the monks decided to bring their talent to the public in the form of a new coffee shop.

On June 16, Mad Monks officially opened its doors and welcomed in happy customers eager for a cup of joe. The shop specializes in “high quality coffees, artisan monastic breads and other baked goods, with a friendly, peaceful, relaxing atmosphere.” Currently, their other goods include biscotti, scones, and egg souffles. They also offer Italian sodas chai tea, and specialty caffeine drinks like lattes and mochas. For their opening week, they have rosemary raisin bread and apricot challah bread. Yum!

Check out the newly renovated space and delicious food and drink between the hours of 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Follow them on Facebook, and support your local businesses downtown! Interested in buying a home in Charles Town? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Business Spotlight: Mad Monks Coffee Shop

Jefferson County WV: Dentists

Jefferson County WV: Dentists

Jefferson County WV: Dentists

Jefferson County WV: Dentists
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Dentists & Orthodontists in Jefferson County, West Virginia

Jefferson County WV: Dentists – Is it time for your yearly visit to the dentist? You’re in luck! Jefferson County in West Virginia has a plethora of qualified dentists and orthodontists that are ready to serve you. Take care of yourself this summer and make an appointment with one of these great doctors below.

Charles Town Dental Center Located near the race track in Charles Town, Dr. Parker’s practice is close to home and has an excellent staff and facilities. Convenient, friendly, this practice has a great reputation in town. Services range form standard dental cleanings and children’s dentistry, to cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery.

Mayhew Family Dentistry: This is a family dentistry, through and through! Comprised of Dr. Emily Mayhew, her father Dr. John Mayhew, and her husband Dr. Ted Smith, the three perform dental hygiene, implants, periodontic and restorative services, among others. This practice is located in Harpers Ferry.

Drs. Diaz & Woodyard: With a practice conveniently located right downtown, you’ll find a small office but attentive staff. The doctors are considered general dentistry, which means they are a great option if you’re specifically looking for yearly dental checkups and hygiene.

RS Orthodontics: If you’re in need of braces or invisalign, consider visiting RS Orthodontics. Dr. Sebbahi loves making her patients smiles straighter and brighter! With locations in both Charles Town and Martinsburg, there is an extensive staff that is well trained and friendly.

No matter which dental doctor you choose, you’ll certainly receive the best care and attention in Jefferson County, West Virginia! Interested in buying a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Jefferson County WV: Dentists

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas
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Things to do in Spring in the Eastern Panhandle

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas – Rain, rain, go away, come again another–on second thought, don’t come again for awhile! The Eastern Panhandle has seen an increase in rainfall this spring, and we’re ready to see it leave. But until summer comes, here are a few ways you can happily embrace this rainy spring season!

Have an Indoor Picnic 

Can’t get outside? Bring the picnic inside! Pick up your favorite foods from your locals farmers market (like the Charles Town Farmers Market or Orr’s Farm Market), like yummy ingredients for sandwiches and homemade sweet treats. Then head home and spread a blanket in your living room for a cozy indoor spring feast.

Go to the Movies

Rainy weather is the perfect time to hit up the local theater–in this case, Regal Martinsburg Stadium 10. Take advantage of it while you can. Soon the temperatures will rise, the sun will shine, you’ll be spending hours outside soaking up summer! For now, enjoy the familiarity of a movie and popcorn–the theater is always playing the newest releases.

Browse Antique Shops 

There is something so quaint and calming about sifting through antique shops in the pouring rain. Jump from puddle to puddle while you browse The Wooden Shoe Antiques, Needful Things and Junkwork Antiques in downtown Charles Town, or stop in to Patriot Antiques Center and Crim-De La-Crim in Martinsburg.

Visit the Library 

What better place to spend a rainy day than at the library? Curl up with a good book in a comfy chair and listen to the rain outside as you get lost in a story. Or, pick up DVD’s, audiobooks, or CD’s to pass the time at home. You’ll find all of this and more at your local libraries, such as gems like Charles Town Library and Martinsburg Public Library.

Take a Paint Class

Enjoy wine and a fun paint night with your friends or significant other at Urban Easel in Shepherdstown. You’ll feel relaxed and artistic as you create a beautiful painting to take home. Besides, who cares if it’s raining when you have wine?

Make the best of a rainy spring season with any of these date ideas. Want to buy a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Eastern Panhandle: 5 Rainy Day Date Ideas

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores
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Home Supply Shops in the Jefferson County Area

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores – As temperatures rise, it’s likely you’ll need to hit up your local hardware store for seasonal supplies: gas for lawn mowers, new paint, or outdoor tools for gardening and farming. Thankfully, the Jefferson County area of West Virginia has a variety of businesses suited to your needs. Find a few notable ones below!

Universal Forest Products – With its proximity on Ranson, WV, the UFPI store is a great place to find quality materials and reliable service. Their focus is all things lumbar and they source wood from all around to help various subsidies. Their products include building and packing materials, concrete, and more.

Home Depot – Also located in Ranson, the local Home Depot is a great place to stop when you need something quickly, specially the essentials. Shop for outdoor living, tools, wood, foliage, home improvement supplies, and other useful products.

Valley Hardware – One of the last remaining local hardware stores in downtown Charles Town, Valley Hardware is unique and loyal to its past. They provide retail hardware, glass and window replacement, screen repair, and other services. Stop in for paints and parts, doors, plumbing supplies, or lawn and garden tools.

Tractor Supply – This store has it all! From clothing and footwear to pet and livestock materails, Tractor Supply is a one stop hardware shopping experience with fair prices and great variety.

Sears Hometown Store – Find all of your needed appliances here at Sears. You can find amazing deals on everything, like lawn mowers and refrigerators. They even have quality power tools and fitness equipment! Sears is located in Harpers Ferry, WV.

No matter what your hardware needs are, Jefferson County has it all. Take advantage of all of these great businesses when you’re in need of materials. Looking to buy a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Jefferson County WV: Hardware Stores

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate
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Weather & Seasons in the Eastern Panhandle

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate – Do you love having mild four seasons? Tired of too much cold or too much heat? You’ll find a happy medium here in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia!

If you’re looking for traditional east coast weather, West Virginia has you covered. With distinct seasons and a prime location you can enjoy the beauty of all weather in the Eastern Panhandle.

Spring

One of the prettiest seasons in West Virginia, spring in both Berkeley County and Jefferson County is characterized by cool days, with the most precipitation falling in May. The Panhandle is abundant with stunning flora, so you’ll get to watch the variety bloom and grow throughout the season.

Summer

If you love hot, humid summers, this is the place to be! The area is categorized as humid subtropical, with temperatures only reaching the upper 80’s during July. But don’t worry–it’s rarely hotter than 90, and average rainfall keeps things fresh and cool when you need a break from the heat.

Fall

Probably the most stunning season in the Eastern Panhandle, fall is characterized by crisp, cool days, with average rainfall and usually no snow. You’ll be surrounded by vibrant colors–a majority of the land is covered in forest, which means you’ll get to witness the changing leaves all season long.

Winter

Here in the Eastern Panhandle, winters are typically mild but cold, with the most snow falling in January. Temperatures tend to stick in the 30-40’s, with the low being 22 degrees. Witness the mountains and rolling hills covered in a blanket of snow a few times each winter, but you won’t ever have to stress about the weather hitting below zero (or freezing pipes).

Overall, the Eastern Panhandle gets the U.S. average of 37 inches of rain fall each year, and the average 26 inches of snowfall. More than half the year claims sunny days, and the comfort humidity level is on par with the U.S. average of 44 out of 100.

You can be sure that living in the Eastern Panhandle will provide you with both variety and vibrancy in terms of climate, typical temperatures and weather. Interested in buying a home in the area? Please contact the Linda Kilroy Team at ERA Liberty Realty by calling 304-725-1145 or filling out the form below.

Eastern Panhandle WV: Climate; Sources: U.S. Climate Data, Wikipedia, Best Places