Eastern Panhandle News

March 19, 2018

Getting Back into Spring

With Spring approaching us in just one day you are able to start to get back into enjoying the fresh air and warmth of the sun shining. Even though there is a call for snow you can still start to make some plans on how to get outside in the upcoming weeks! Im sure everyone has spring fever! Here are some things to do in Jefferson County to get yourself involved outside!


Cress Creek Golf Club is a membership club that has so much more than golf. You can also enjoy swimming there and play tennis. They have dining there as well! The country club hosts events year round as well. The next event happening there is Easter Brunch! This is a great place to take the family so everyone can participate in what they like to do then meet up and grab dinner. This is located at 100 Cress Creek Drive Shepherdstown, WV 25443. 



Hiking Trails

Harpers Ferry is a great place if you are a hiker looking for some great trials to try out. Click on the link above to try out to  look at possible trials to try out. Maryland Heights is a huge trial to try out. A lot of people go to Harpers Ferry to check out this beautiful hike. It is a very busy place to hike. So if you are not used to going hiking this is a great place to go so you do not "feel alone". The trail is very beautiful maintained and is marked very clearly so you can not get lost. This particular hike is located in Maryland. However, it overlooks Harpers Ferry and the Potomac River. 



There are tons of local water activities through local companies in the area. This includes kayaking, tubing, white water rafting, canoeing, stand up paddling, and white water tubing. River Riders is a very popular local water activities company. The company will rent you your materials and pick you up and drop you off from your destination. It is a very family friendly company. A great way to take you and your kids on a day trip! The company also provides you with life vests and helmets. It is located at 408 Alstadts Hill Rd Harpers Ferry, WV 25425.

Properties for Sale

If you are looking for a property to put a home on or to add a summer home this is the perfect spot. You can go to river riders or get your own tube and ride the river all day long! This property is a big subdivision that wraps the Potomac River in Shepherdstown, WV. It is about 3 acres big! It is located on Steamboat Rd. Contact Era Liberty Realty for more information!

 Past Blog Posts

Reflecting back on the previous blog post you can see for events that went on in Jefferson County. If you had gone to any of those events comment below to say how they went! The featured home for sale was in Charlestown, WV. Go check it out if you are interested in purchasing a home in the area!

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March 1, 2018

Community Events:Jefferson County

Community Events in Jefferson County:

Maggie's Card Party

Maggie's Card Party is having a Bridge, Brunco, & Mahjong gathering to benefit the Good Shepherd Caregivers. It will happen March 7th at the Club at Cress Creek. The tickets for the event cost $30. You will also receive lunch included with that cost. It is located at 100 Cress Creek Dr, Shepherdstown, WV. Good Shepherd Caregivers is a non-profit organization that serves their clients in Jefferson County. Volunteer caregivers help elderly and disabled residents with a wide range of services. These clients are able to stay in their own homes with the help of these volunteers. 

Progressive Dinner to Benefit the Flip Flop Festival

The Flip Flop Festival has multiple actives to promote "flip flop hikes" of the Appalachian Trail. This specific festival is location specific to Harpers Ferry, WV. This event is for lovers of the outdoors. The event is a four course dinner with members of the local community. This event takes place on March 11th from 5pm to 8:30. It is $60 a person for great food with great friends. Make your reservation by calling 304-433-1260

Homes for Sale

If you are looking for a community that holds events to help out their residents and help support the environment look no further. Jefferson county is filled with nature trails and local businesses that cater to environmentally friendly customers. There is the perfect mix of urban and rural life. The house pictured is located at 215 Calmes St, Charles Town. Contact Era Liberty Realty for more information!

Past Blog Posts

If you refer back to the last blog post you can find out some events that are happening in Berkeley County, WV. Which is also a great area to live in, there are tons of small town treasures that make each county very unique! Also featured in that blog post is a home in Berkeley County that is up for sale! If you ended up going to any of the events listed please comment below and tell others how it was! This way we know what to go to or avoid for next year!


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March 1, 2018

Community Events: Berkeley County

Community Events:

Public Snowmen Auction

In Martinsburg there will be the auction of the Snowmen! It is going to be done by Jimmy Edwards Auction Company. It takes place on March 11th at 3pm. They will take cash or credit cards. The snowmen were created by the local school students back in September. So the students were able to work on them for about three months. Then in January they are put around Martinsburg for the whole community to be able to enjoy!

Pikeside UMC in Martinsburg, WV

Pikeside UMC in Martinsburg WV invites the community to join them on March 11. They will be watching the movie Ben Hur.  The movie is about a rebellious jewish person who takes on the Roman Empire during the time of Christ. The movie starts at 3p. There will be an intermission for a potluck dinner. Then they will continue the movie. There is no cover charge to get in it is just asked that you bring food to contribute!

Homes for Sale in Martinsburg, WV

If you are considering moving to West Virginia or would like to just find a new place in the state. Berkeley county is the place to be. The community really unites when it comes to education and taking care of others. There are many local events that help to show how the community cares!The home in the picture is located at 248 Surrey Ct, Martinsburg, WV. Contact Era Liberty Realty in Charles town for more information!

Previous Blog Post

 On the previous blog post we talked about things to do in Shepherdstown, WV  for Valentines Day. If you went I hope that you had a blast. Feel free to leave any comments in the section below telling how you had spent your Valentines Day. In the last blog the featured real estate was the China Town Restaurant. It is still up for sale if you are interested in getting into the food industry!

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Feb. 6, 2018

Valentine's Day Events for You and Your Sugar: Shepherdstown, WV

Valentine's Handmade Market:

On February 10th from 10am to 4pm at Town Run there is a going to be a pop up shop with all types of gifts for your loved ones for Valentine's Day! Even though the location is a pub it is open for people of all ages. Some of the companies that will be there include: Wild Rose Soap, Appalachian Chocolate Company, Angies Artful D-lites, Aniclay Art: felted art, Nelson's Creative Wood Products... and so many more!Town Run is located on 202 E Washington St. Shepherdstown, WV. 

Valentine's Day Brunch:

Treat your sweetie or yourself to a special meal for Valentine's Day! Since Valentines day falls on a Wednesday this year it can be hard to get together due to work and busy schedules. However, you can celebrate early with this fantastic deal! It is being hosted at the Clarion hotel on Feb 11th in Shepherdstown, WV. 

Valentine's Day Treats:

This is a nontraditional class that teaches you how to make home made chocolate treats using different herbs. The class will help you be more diverse in your cooking skills! These herbs include reishi, elderberry, and rose! It is $35 per person and you have to pre register! You don't want to miss this chance. It is located at the Tonic Herb Shop at 140 E. German St.  Shepherdstown, WV 25443.


Business Opportunities:

If you want to hold your own Valentine's Day event with your up and coming business this is the perfect opportunity for you! There is a restaurant for sale in Shepherdstown, WV! Just picture your business in this beautiful town! It is very close to Shepherd University so you could have local students pop by all the time! Contact John Kilroy for more Information!

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Feb. 6, 2018

Small Businesses in a Urbanizing City: Inwood, WV


The Dining Room:

The Dining Room is known for its "good country cooking". The environment makes you feel as if you are at home. A favorite is their corned beef & cabbage with homemade corn bread. The restaurant takes you back in time to when you used to have home cooked meals with your grandma. They are located on 107 Kerns St, Inwood, WV.

The Cider Press Deli and Grill:

The Cider Press Deli and Grill is a fairly newer restaurant. It is actually located inside the Taylor's Farm Market. The Cider Press gives a modern twist on a country classic. They are known for their homemade chips. Yum! They are located on 178 Pilgrim street Inwood, WV. 

Jules Frozen Custard:

Jules Frozen Custard is the classic small town favorite. They are a family owned business that serves sweet treats to the community. A loved flavor that they cycle through out the season is raspberry! They are open seasonally. They are located on 4976 Gerrardstown Rd Inwood, WV.  


Inwood Homes for Sale

If you are looking to settle down for your family there are tons of affordable options in this great environment. From the amazing community to the great schools you will fall in love with the town. Also if you are thinking about opening your own small town business look no further. This is the perfect location to find a family friendly community. Inwood is growing very rapidly but still possess the small town feeling. Contact Era Liberty Realty for more information!

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Jan. 30, 2018

Small Town Gems: Shepherdstown, WV

Great local places to Eat in Shepherdstown, WV

Betty's Restaurant:

Betty's is a great place to get home style food! They are known for their sausage gravy and biscuits. Normally, when you think of Betty's you think of breakfast foods. However, they also sell lunch as well!  It is a very welcoming mom and pop restaurant. It is located on 112 E German St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Betty's is the perfect stop on your walk through the town.


Blue Moon Cafe:

Blue Moon is known for its optional seating outside! They have a more modern menu. Their turkey burgers are to die for. They are also known for being a very "chill" environment. It is located on 200 E High St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. It is located directly across from Shepherd University's White Hall Building. 

LellyBelle Cafe:

LellyBelle Cafe is a fairly new restaurant in Shepherdstown. It is a more laid back restaurant serving sandwiches and soups. They are located on 104 E German St, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. This is a great place to stop in you are in the mood for a relaxed meal. 

Restaurant Opportunities:

If you are looking into purchasing a restaurant to make your dreams into realty look no further. In Shepherdstown, WV where the previous China Kitchen is for sale! This is a very popular street for college students and locals! Contact Era Liberty: John Kilroy at 304-728-2000 for more information. 





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July 21, 2016

Jefferson County WV Fair 2016

Annual Fair in Jefferson County, WV

August is almost here and with it brings the moment we've been waiting for all summer--the 64th annual Jefferson County Fair! If you're new to the area, you'll quickly learn that the fair is a highly anticipated event, and for good reason. Find out more below! 

Running an entire week from August 21 to August 27 this year, the fair includes a plethora of fun activities for young and old alike. Perfect for families, date nights, and meeting up with friends, the Jefferson County Fair has everything from a livestock show, mud bogging, and monster truck show to sports competitions, a horse show and a tractor pull show. You can enjoy the fairgrounds where there are tons of exciting rides like a ferris wheel and win prizes by playing games. Munch on funnel cake and kettle corn while you walk around! 

In addition, there is the Miss Jefferson County Fair Contest, which begins on Sunday, August 21. Listen to great high school and middle school bands from Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown and Charles Town, or stop by the rabbit judging, sheep dog demonstration, or kiddie tractor pull. 

Want to get involved? There are a variety of hilarious eating games to participate in! Join the apple eating, marshmallow eating, or bubble blowing contests. On another day, try your hand at watermelon eating, doughnut eating, pudding eating, ice cream eating, and more. There's even a bull riding show! 

Support local through the Jefferson CEO's Bake Sale, or the Ruritan Roast Beef Lunch. On Wednesday, August 24, the carnival is open all night for one price for families. For seniors, there is a free matinee, and kids and teens will love listening to the live bands, playing the water balloon toss, or watching the cornhole tournament. 

Stop by the Jefferson County Fair website for a complete list of activities and events. Interested in buying a home in the area? Please contact ERA Liberty Realty today:304-728-2000 or 304-596-9372.

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July 7, 2016

Charles Town WV: Fitness

Gyms and Fitness Centers in Charles Town, WV

If you love working out or are trying to get fit for summer, consider joining one of the many great fitness centers in the area! There is a mix of fun programs available to you from trained professionals. Take a look below! 

Gold's Gym: If gyms are your thing, sign up at Gold's. There is something for everyone here, whether you're looking to lift weights, run on the treadmill or elliptical, or participate in a class. They have martial arts, zumba, and studio cycle, among others!

Curves: Designed for women, Curves is a great option to get toned and strong. They're known for their 30-minute targeted workouts, for all ages and fitness levels. You can even choose a focus, like Boxing or Body Balance.

Renew Yoga: Channel your zen and participate in a relaxing yoga session at Renew. Although it seems simple, yoga is an intense practice that requires strength and balance. They have hot yoga, yoga for kids, and even meditation classes on Sundays. Check it out! 

Crossfit 304: Be a part of a great community and test your endurance at Crossfit. With powerful programs, team spirit and lots of weight lifting, you'll get fit fast. 

Bros and Bras: Describing themselves as a social and fitness movement, Bros and Bras is for beginners and experienced athletes alike. Their motto is, "no judgement, no expectations," and they stick to it! They are a welcoming group that organizes weekly runs during Saturday's farmers market downtown, and participate in various runs and other fitness events in between--along with social outings, of course. 

Whatever your preference and desire, you'll be happy with the plethora of options available here in Charles Town! Get fit and healthy and find your best self. Interested in buying a home in the area? Please contact ERA Liberty Realty today: 304-728-2000 or 304-596-9372.

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June 23, 2016

Eastern Panhandle WV: Transportation

Transportation Options in the Eastern Panhandle 

When you decide to buy a home, it's important to look at your options when it comes to transportation. Some people prefer traveling by car, while others are used to public transit systems. Which do you prefer? If you're considering a move to the area, take a look at some of the great transportation options in the Eastern Panhandle!

1. Take a bus - While the bus system throughout the Panhandle is not as large as that of an urban city, it's easy to get from one place to another by bus. 

2. Call a taxi - If taxis are your preferred method of transportation, don't fear! You'll find a number of great taxi services in the area. No need to hail one from the street--just call at your convenience, anywhere, anytime! Or, check out Uber for the Eastern Panhandle.

3. Buy or lease a car - Typically the easiest and most convenient mode of transit in both Berkeley and Jefferson counties, buying or leasing a car (or truck!) is no problem. There's a plethora of dealerships around the area to satisfy all of your car-buying needs, whether you prefer used or newToyotas or BMW's

4. Use the train - Planning a trip to the city or somewhere east of West Virginia? Avoid the commotion and traffic by taking the train into D.C., Maryland or Virginia with ease. Both Amtrak and the Marc lines are a great option for those who want to sightsee, and they run daily, with Amtrak also available during weekends. Relax and let someone else do the driving for you!

5. Ride a bike - If speed is not a concern or you love the fresh air, consider buying a bike. While the towns in the Eastern Panhandle are spread out, they're close enough to reach by bike in 30 minutes to an hour. You may even want to hit up the bike trail between Ranson and Martinsburg for the ultimate workout! 


Whatever you like, find it here in West Virginia. There is something for everyone when it comes to transit! Interested in purchasing a home in the Eastern Panhandle? Please contact ERA Liberty Realty today: 304-728-2000 or 304-596-9372.

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June 8, 2016

Jefferson County WV: Fashion

Fashion, Clothing, & Wearable Goods in Jefferson County 

If you love to shop, living in Jefferson County will offer you a wide variety of amazing options! Whether you're looking for clothes, shoes, or accessories, take a look below at some noteworthy shops in the area. 

The Good Shop - Located in downtown Shepherdstown, this is a prime place for quality fashion. They carry mostly natural fabric clothing like linen, cotton, and wool from name brands, including Transparante, Flax Linen, and more. The atmosphere is relaxed and fresh-feeling, with lots of light and wood floors. If you like loose, bohemian silhouettes, you'll love The Good Shop! 

The Vintage Lady - This "unique boutique" located in historic Harpers Ferry is a real gem! You'll find beautiful made in America pieces here. Browse their artisan jewelry and other accessories (not to mention the lovely home decor like candles and mugs). Everything has a vintage-inspired flair to it that is sure to please.

Two Rivers Treads - If you are the outdoors type, stop in at Two Rivers Treads to browse their collection of high quality shoes, activewear and outdoor accessories, all inspired by a minimalist aesthetic. The owner is a doctor and avid runner who is happy to help you find the best shoes and answer any questions you may have. 

Wear It Again, Kid - For the younger ones, hit up this thrift store in downtown Charles Town for the best clothing finds. The collection is extensive, with name brands and quality pieces galore. Spend an afternoon digging through the racks for that perfect piece--if you love thrift shopping, you'll really enjoy the fun atmosphere. 

Spend the day around Jefferson County hitting up these great shops, among others! You won't be disappointed. Interested in purchasing a home in the area? Please contact ERA Liberty Realty today: 304-728-2000 or 304-596-9372.

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