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Sweet Frog, the fast-growing top-it-your-way frozen yogurt shop based in Richmond, Va., will open its second Eastern Panhandle location here next month. The Ranson store likely will ease some of the out-the-door crowds often seen at the Sweet Frog in The Commons in Martinsburg, said Doug Ulrich, who is a partner in the new venture […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Next week’s annual Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce awards dinner is set to focus attention on the president of United, the growing bank headquartered in Charleston, as well as the parent company behind the city’s newest hotel and other retail expansions. Heather Morgan McIntyre, the chamber’s executive director, said the annual banquet set […]

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CHARLES TOWN — The Western Potomac Economic Partnership has launched a major media buy in the Washington D.C. area covering four counties. WESTPEP has budgeted $100,000 for the advertising campaign, spending $60,000 in June. Videos were made touting four businesses in each of the four-WESTPEP-member counties — Jefferson, Morgan, Berkeley and Hampshire. Those in Jefferson […]

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In Harpers Ferry, vintage is funky, affordable

HARPERS FERRY – What better way to celebrate the opening of a unique new business than with a unique gathering? The Gilded Flea: Antiques & Mathoms held an open house/open jam on June 7, attracting dozens of musicians, business leaders, curious Panhandle residents and out-of-town visitors. As the workday wrapped up, the one-time funeral home […]

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Charles Town shop’s focus: quality consignments

CHARLES TOWN – Cheryl Phelps spent her first two decades here making the long commute down Interstate 270 to her job at the National Institutes of Health. Now her drive is taking her in a new direction. After retiring this spring, she’s embarked on a new career: offering up beautiful but affordable vintage furniture and […]

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  Distinguished Citizen deadline is Friday   CHARLES TOWN – The deadline to nominate a Jefferson County resident as 2012 Distinguished Citizen comes Friday. The honoree will be named June 27. The award, to be made at the county chamber of commerce’s annual awards dinner, is a joint project of the chamber and the Spirit of Jefferson. The […]

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The Fair Trade concept dates to the 1940s when a handful of North American and European organizations began to work with poor communities to help them sell their handicrafts to consumers in more prosperous markets.  Today, consumers around the globe aid those in developing countries by purchasing Fair Trade-labeled tea, cocoa, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, […]

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CHARLES TOWN – Friday night’s performance here by The Wailers offers a positive interaction with the Bob Marley legacy, unlike the showdown that embroiled a Jefferson County business last year. In 2011, the Marley family began wrangling with Shepherdstown’s Mellow Moods Café & Juice Bar, contending the eatery at 111 W. German St. was guilty […]

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‘Gratified’ Edward Jones: Financial-services firm Edward Jones has been awarded the highest ranking in investor satisfaction among full-service brokerage firms, according to a new J.D. Power and Associates investor satisfaction study. John E. Williams is the manager of the Edward Jones office at 120 W. Washington St. in Charles Town. “We are gratified that our […]

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  CHRISTINE MILLER FORD Spirit Staff SHEPHERDSTOWN – Dr. Phil Maffetone may be best known as the physician who helped transform Mark Allen into a six-time winner of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon with some surprising advice: “Slow down.” Maffetone takes a holistic, low-stress approach to endurance sports, helping athletes train to go slower so they […]

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