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

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

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors
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New Businesses at the Charles Town Farmers Market 2016

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors – April marked the beginning of the Charles Town Farmer’s Market season again, and residents are excited to welcome all of the wonderful new vendors! Take a look below for the some of the new offerings now available at the farmers market.

Walnut Hill Farm

For the first time ever, the market will soon have farm fresh, cream-line, whole, pasteurized milk. Walnut Hill Farm is a small, local family owned and operated in Kearneysville. Using registered Holstein and Brown Swiss cattle, farmers Mark and Donna and their son Justin produce all natural, non-homogenized milk for consumption. Their cows are fed GMO-free diets without added hormones.

The Cultured Leaf Kombucha

Only recently, kombucha has started to replace smoothies as the trendy drink of choice–and for good reason! Kombucha is a fermented probiotic-filled tea that has a unique taste and great health benefits. Owners of The Cultured Leaf, Jodi and Ryan, believe in sustainable, small batch production and living food.

Blue Mountain Farm

Dave, owner of this small-scale farm in Hedgesville, uses sustainable methods when it comes to produce and poultry. Blue Mountain Farm grows everything from arugula to zucchini, and plans to be at the market every single week.

Arcadian Furnishings

The market doesn’t just offer produce–it also offers home goods! Arcadian Furnishings specializes in rustic twig furniture. Owner, Tim, started woodworking at age fifteen, loves using unique wood types, and even makes smaller scale items like candle holders.

Mountaineer Popcorn Company

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, this company uses non-GMO corn only. In addition to standard popcorn flavors, Mountaineer Popcorn also make specialities like Peanut Butter Cup, Buffalo Wing, and Cookies and Cream, among others.

The Charles Town Farmers Market is located on S. Samuel Street in Charles Town and is open every Saturday from April through October, 8am until 12pm. 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.

Charles Town Farmers Market: New Vendors

New Business in Charles Town WV

New Business in Charles Town WV

New Business in Charles Town WV

New Business in Charles Town WV
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New Eateries Opening in Charles Town

New Business in Charles Town WV: 2016 is an exciting year for downtown Charles Town, WV! When one door closes, another one opens–in this case, five are opening! Here’s a breakdown of the eateries coming to Charles Town this year.

Mad Monks Coffee Shop: Former fans of Jumpin’ Java will love this new addition, and in the same building as the original coffee hub! The shop will open soon and offer not only coffee and baked goods, but monastic artisan breads, made in house by real monks from the Canons Regular of the New Jerusalem.

Mash Brewery: Coming this spring to George Street, this nano-brewery will house its own brewed beers, as well as guest taps. Mash plans to host tastings and offer growlers for those on the go.

Rivas Salsas: Having just opened in March, Rivas sells authentic Mexican salsas, local and organic products, plus tamales, dips, chips and more. This gourmet market was previously a staple at nearby farmer’s markets, expanding into a retail space due to popularity.

Front Porch Brewery: While they’re still renovating their space, Front Porch hopes to open officially sometime this summer. Not just a brewery, they will serve as a pub and space for bands and musicians.

Sugar Whipped Bakery: Located in the same building as Jala Yoga on Washington Street, Sugar Whipped will offer a variety of baked goods for different dietary needs, such as gluten-free. They specialize in gourmet decorative cakes, but plan to serve healthy energy bars, teas, coffee, and shakes.

As you can see, Charles Town is growing by leaps and bounds this year! Interested in purchasing 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.

New Business in Charles Town WV

Crosswinds in Charles Town, WV

Crosswinds in Charles Town

Crosswinds Subdivision in Charles Town, West Virginia has over 150 single family homes. The homes are built on lots that are approximately 0.15 acres. It is located near the Norborne-Glebe Subdivision.

Charles Town The neighborhood is conveniently located about a mile and a half from Charles Town Middle School, home of the Panthers. St. James the Greater Roman Catholic Church is nearby, and it is less than two miles from downtown Charles Town.

CrosswindsCrosswinds is a great place for commuters who want to live in an area that is outside of the city yet still have entertainment, history, and fun things to do close by. The Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races offers a fun night out. With slot machines, table games, and horse races, the casino is a very popular place. There are also occasional free concerts held there throughout the year.

CrosswindsFor families, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers provide great outdoor fun. Go kayaking, canoeing, or tubing. It is guaranteed to be a good time! There are also many places to go hiking and biking that are not too far away.  Make sure to check out the W. Va. Route 9 Bike Path, a ten mile asphalt bike path that runs from Martinsburg to Ranson.

harpers ferry 2 The town of Harpers Ferry is also not too far away. Harpers Ferry is a place packed full of history. The site of John Brown’s Raid, it is a great place to go to learn more about abolitionists and the Civil War.

For information about homes listed in Crosswinds Subdivision or the surrounding area, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145.

Animal Welfare Society Yard Sale – Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Help support your local animal shelter!

 

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleThe Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County will be holding its annual indoor yard sale this weekend on Saturday, September 7th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event will take place at Zion Episcopal Church at 221 E. Washington Street in Charles Town. All of the proceeds will benefit the Animal Welfare Society.

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleThe Animal Welfare Society (AWS) of Jefferson County is a non-profit, no-kill shelter. The mission of the organization is to provide services to benefit both animals and people in the Jefferson County community and provide care to animals, giving them a second chance. The AWS provides pet adoption services, sponsors low cost rabies clinics, provides information to the community about animal care and health, and provides financial assistance for spaying and neutering in attempts to reduce the number of homeless animals in the community. It is a wonderful organization that has been a part of the community since 1952.

Animal Welfare Society Yard SaleDogs and cats who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused find a home at the AWS until they can find a forever home with an individual or family who is ready to adopt them. Help support this organization by attending the Animal Welfare Society Yard Sale on Saturday, September 7th at Zion Episcopal Church in Charles Town, and check out their website at http://www.awsjc.org to discover other ways to help. Let’s give back to our community in any way that we can.

For information about homes in Jefferson County, West Virginia, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145.

Spruce Hill North

Spruce Hill North in Charles Town, West Virginia

Spruce Hill North Spruce Hill North is a neighborhood located in Historic Charles Town, West Virginia. The neighborhood is full of 119 single family homes that are new constructions by Dan Ryan Builders. The homes all have three or four bedrooms, range from 1671-2437 square feet, and have a two car garage. The neighborhood is walker friendly and has paved sidewalks throughout. Conveniently located, the neighborhood is within walking distance to Washington High School in Jefferson County.

Charles Town Spruce Hill North is a great place for families to grow and feel at home, and there are many activities to do in the area. For those seeking adventure, the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers offer fun water activities like rafting and canoeing. For those who enjoy a good time out on the town, the Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, which has slot machines, table games, and horse races, is located approximately three miles away. For those history buffs, Charles Town is rich in Civil War history, and it is located near the town of Harpers Ferry, the historical site of John Brown’s Raid.

For more information on homes in Spruce Hill North and surrounding areas, contact Linda’s Team at (304) 725-1145 or visit her website at http://www.lindakilroy.com.

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013
Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

Charles Town Real Estate Market Report – July 2013

The Charles Town real estate market report-2013 shows that the market seems to be heating up this July, with a significant increase in home sales compared to this time last year.

Highlights from real estate sales for July 2013:

  •  Home sales for the month were up 78.95% over last year with a total of 34 homes sold.
  • Average sold price was $217,285.
  • Median home price was $204,950.
  • The time on the market remained fairly consistent, with an average of 61 days on the market in July 2013, compared to 63 days last year.
  • Sellers received an average of 98.1% of the list price, compared to 96.4% in July of last year.

 Contact Linda’s team at ERA Liberty Realty at (304) 725-1145 for information on homes sold in the Charles Town, WV area.

 Charles Town Real Estate Market Report July 2013