June 16, 2013
Name of business: Southpaws Owner: Maria Mestre Address: Hagerstown's North End Opening date: July 3, 2012 Products and services: Southpaws is a pet-sitting and dog-walking service for the Hagerstown, Greencastle, Pa., and Waynesboro, Pa., areas. I specialize in creating custom plans that serve as an extension of the owner's regular pet-care routine. I review feeding schedules, walking routes, exercise routines, medication doses and attention requirements with all of my clients.
May 30, 2013
A bear was spotted Thursday afternoon at Shepherd University, according to a Jefferson County 911 official. The bear was seen outside Stutzman-Slonaker Hall on High Street, the spokesman said. The bear went to Duke Street and crossed through some backyards before disappearing at a cemetery across from Shepherdstown Middle School, the spokesman said. A picture of the bear was posted on Shepherd University's Facebook page, and people were told to use caution. Police kept an eye on the bear as it moved through town, said the 911 spokesman, whose department was notified of the sighting at 2:14 p.m. - Dave McMillion
March 10, 2013
Name of business: Art Shack, Baby! Owner: Kweli Kitwana Address: 180 High St., lower-level stairs, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. Opening date: March 2, 2013 Products and services: A make-your-own arts and crafts shop offering a back-to-basics form of entertainment that can benefit a wide range of community members and area visitors. Every detail - including the intimate size of the space, the types of projects and classes, the “craft bar” and retail shop - meet creative needs, whether they be for families, individuals, artists or visitors to the area.
March 3, 2013
Name of business: Sharp as an Errol Barber Shop Owner: Errol McCurrie Address: 835 E. Washington St., Suite 104, Charles Town, W.Va. Opening date: Nov. 15, 2012 Products and services: Specializing in ethnic hair. Men's and children's haircuts, designs, shaves, full facials, grooming women's eyebrows Target market: All ages, all kinds of hair How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I got into the business because I grew up in my mother's salon watching her style.
March 1, 2013
Recently, I participated as a coach in a "Biggest Loser" weight loss competition hosted by South Pointe Fitness in Hagerstown. Altogether five coaches led teams of 10 to 11 area residents through a six-week contest to see who could cross the finish line losing the highest percent of their original body weight. I'm happy to say that together, our 50 contestants lost more than 700 pounds of weight in six weeks. A remarkable achievement by these hard working men and women. My team won big, losing more than 200 pounds total, and averaging 18 pounds of weight loss.
February 3, 2013
Name of business: Little House of Ink Owners: Kenny and Jason Stevens Address: 32 Bowling Lane, Martinsburg, W.Va. Opening date: Oct. 1, 2012 Products and services: Full line of tattooing and body-piercing services Target market: All ages and people from all areas of life interested in body modifications How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? Our love of tattoos and the tattoo culture Previous business experience: The owners have many previous successful businesses to their credit and the artist and piercer have more than 25 years of experience in the industry.
December 9, 2012
Name of business: L & J Liquors of Williamsport Owners: Linda and JR “Wayne” Ebersole Address: 1 W. Potomac St., Williamsport Opening date: April 6, 2012 Products and services: L & J Liquors is focused on providing products at competitive prices, in an orderly and friendly atmosphere. We sell wine, liquor and beer, including a “build-your-own six-pack” option so folks can try different brands. Due to the store's close proximity to Conococheague Creek and the Potomac River, we sell bait, including night crawlers and mealworms.
November 18, 2012
Name of business: Miller's Music Instruction Owner: Mike Miller Address: 107 Saint Paul St., Boonsboro Opening date: April 1, 2012 Services: I provide instrumental instruction on piano, guitar, voice, and all band and orchestral instruments. Target area: Children How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? I am a retired music teacher from Frederick County (Md.) Schools and I have a passion for music, so I wanted to start instrumental music instruction in my home to children of Washington County.
November 3, 2012
The Maryland State Highway Administration's newly launched Facebook page offers customers an opportunity to interact with, and learn more about, SHA. The new Facebook page features: SHA news updates A brief history of SHA Information about SHA services Access to SHA's Customer Care Management System Photo albums and milestone information about many SHA construction projects Emergency updates (weather/incidents)...
October 10, 2012
Name of business: Olde Time Treasures LLC Owners: Delmer Lehman and Wayne Lehman Address: 13617-B Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: May 1, 2012 Products and services: Antiques and collectibles Target market: People looking for items they can't find anywhere else How did you get into your business, and what motivated you to start it? We saw the need for local people to have a place to sell antiques and other merchandise. It provides them the opportunity to earn extra income in a down economy.