Smoker Door Sales Expands Facility October 18, 2017
Smoker Door Sales LLC, 87 N. Kinzer Road, Kinzers, is owned by Jeff and Joanna Smoker. Jeff grew up on a dairy farm in Chester County near Atglen. When he graduated from high school in 1989, Jeff took a job with a garage door installation company as an installer. This was his first full-time job off the farm, and he soon realized that he enjoyed working in the garage door industry. In 1998, Jeff decided to start his own business, and he opened his business in a small rented space near Gap.
Smoker Door Sales recently updated its logo. It has also expanded with a new warehouse facility, which allows it to double its square footage. Additionally, it has added efficient LED lighting and a loading dock. The business currently has 15 full-time employees, adding professional installation and repair from experienced crews.
Smoker Door Sales is a complete garage door installation company. It sells and installs quality garage doors and garage door operators for residential and commercial customers.
"From the beginning, we have focused on the residential replacement doors, primarily in Lancaster and Chester counties," stated Jeff. "We offer a wide range of garage doors and work hard to meet the needs of our customers."
Jeff noted that there are a large variety of basic lightweight steel raised panel doors as well as high-end custom wood doors to fit whatever need a customer has. He explained that customers can add the lasting beauty and security of top-quality brands in the industry with dozens of styles to complement their home or business.
The business will offer $75 off any single door replacement and $150 off any double door replacement through the end of December. Readers may check the ad in this paper for additional details.
Smoker Door Sales is open on Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as on Saturdays by appointment. The business is closed on Sundays. For more information, readers may call 717-442-5070, call toll-free 800-520-DOOR, or visit www.smokerdoorsales.com.
NutriMost Of Lancaster Announces Services, Plans Open House October 16, 2017
NutriMost of Lancaster, now owned by Todd November, is offering its program at 2481 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 2, Lancaster, next to Dickey's Barbecue Pit. Hours are offered by appointment only on Mondays through Saturdays. Additionally, a brand-new chiropractic service is offered in the Lancaster office on Saturdays and Sundays. Joy of Life Chiropractic will hold an open house on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 28 and 29, for the community to meet Dr. Josh and Dr. Dave of Joy of Life.
November explained that in 2008, he suffered a medical mishap and was diagnosed with acute liver failure. He was placed in an induced medical coma for three weeks while he awaited a liver transplant. In that time period, no suitable liver donor was found; however, November's liver began to rejuvenate on its own. When he woke up weeks later, he no longer needed the transplant. However, he noted, "I was still unhealthy, overweight, and in desperate need of some changes."
November witnessed the success of his son-in-law, Dr. Joshua Siegel, and daughter, Holly, when they tried the NutriMost program, so he decided to try it for himself.
November started his own journey in August 2013 while working as the general manager of a national burger restaurant chain. His symptoms at the time included high cholesterol, kidney stones, fatigue, and lethargy. "Right after I started the (NutriMost) program, I was amazed in the first week how much more energy I had," November recalled. November said he lost 41 pounds during the 40-day program, followed by an additional 10 pounds during the maintenance phase of the program.
November recalled that in October 2013, during a visit to the cardiologist, he learned that his cholesterol had dropped more than 100 points, and he was able to stop taking his cholesterol, heart, and blood pressure medications. Likewise, November said that a trip to the urologist revealed that his calcium levels had balanced out and his parathyroid levels had returned to a normal level. After 38 years, November was no longer producing kidney stones, he said.
By August 2014, Siegel, who had opened a NutriMost office at Cafe of Life Chiropractic in Long Beach, N.Y., offered November the opportunity to take over and supervise the NutriMost portion of the business. "I jumped at the opportunity to work with clients and help with health transformations of their own," November said. "It ended up being one of the best decisions I could have ever made."
In January 2015, November began a second round of NutriMost, and this time he said he lost an additional 30 pounds. He continued to maintain his weight and improve his health. He added that a third round of NutriMost in April 2015 helped him lose 29 pounds and reach his goal weight.
November is also the head supervising coach for two NutriMost offices in Long Island and one in Marietta, Ga. "I continue to enjoy a healthy, vibrant lifestyle based on what I have learned," November shared. "(I enjoy sharing that knowledge with) all the clients who enter the program. As an accomplished chef, I enjoy utilizing my cooking skills to make healthy meals enjoyable for myself and the clients who benefit from this knowledge and the NutriMost experience."
Individuals interested in learning more about the NutriMost program may visit www.nutrimost.com to watch an informative video and then call 800-212-2612 to set up an appointment to meet with a health coach. The Lancaster office can also be reached at 717-690-2797, and readers may call to set up an appointment through Joy of Life, as well.
Susquehanna Nautical Gifts Opens In Elizabethtown September 28, 2017
Susquehanna Nautical Gifts LLC is a locally owned and operated business that features unique handcrafted decor for homes, lodges, and beach settings, along with beautiful giftware.
Owner Suzanne Korb noted that the shop offers an array of products, not just nautical-related items. Susquehanna Nautical Gifts strives to offer an eclectic mix of nautical, primitive, country, upcycled, and other items. The shop carries a full line of collectible tin signs, as well.
Susquehanna Nautical Gifts is located at 385 Hershey Road in Elizabethtown, in the same building as JLC Marine Inc. The shop is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, as well as most Saturday mornings through the fall season.
Customers can reach Susquehanna Nautical Gifts by calling 717-887-0771 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The shop can also be found on Facebook by searching for "Susquehanna Nautical Gifts LLC."
Wagler Steel Celebrates First Anniversary September 28, 2017
Wagler Steel, located at 6 Township Drive, Paradise, has been open for one year. The Wagler family has used its 30-plus years of construction experience to create the best possible metal products.
Wagler Steel has two main goals: to deliver high-quality metal roofing and siding and to do it fast. Because Wagler Steel rolls all the metal at the Paradise shop, representatives note that the business can always have metal ready for pickup or delivery on the same day or the next day.
The family-owned business sells metal, trim, and hardware associated with metal roofing. Trim and accessories are stocked at the shop, including screws, insulation, sliding door hardware, closure strips, roof vents, trim coil, and 1-by-4 lumber. Metal is always made to order. The business offers 20 colors of Galvalume metal, which feature a 40-year warranty, along with six textured colors and several galvanized options. It manufactures 28-gauge metal roofing and siding panels, soffits, and trims.
Wagler Steel offers contractor discounts. Free delivery options are available for contractors as well as local homeowners. Wagler Steel's products can also be purchased through several local lumber yards, including Paneling Sales, Musselman Lumber, and New Holland Supply.
Customers can contact Wagler Steel directly at 717-288-2138, drop by the Paradise location, or visit www.waglersteel.com. Business hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturdays.
Siegrist Automotive LLC Moves To New Location September 24, 2017
Siegrist Automotive LLC has recently moved to a new location at 1212 S. Market St., Elizabethtown. An open house will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will feature free food and an opportunity to meet the staff.
The business is owned and operated by Corie L. Siegrist. Working on cars and keeping them running in top condition has been a passion of Siegrist's since he started working on vehicles alongside his father as a young child.
"Here at Siegrist Automotive, we take pride in our work and treat every client's vehicle as if it were our own," Siegrist said.
The business offers Pennsylvania inspection and emissions testing. Siegrist added that the shop specializes in all major and minor repairs, including those relating to brakes, tires and suspensions, performance and drivability, lift kits, carburetor tuning, custom-built motors, aftermarket installations, and hot rod and diesel performance and tuning. "No job is too big or small," Siegrist noted.
Additionally, Siegrist Automotive now offers clean used cars for sale, and it also buys and trades vehicles. The business also has a notary.
To set up an appointment, readers may call Siegrist Automotive at 717-492-0376.
Hillside Acres Stoves Plans Open House At New Location August 2, 2017
Hillside Acres Stoves will host an open house from Monday through Saturday, Aug. 7 to 12, to celebrate its recent move to a larger retail store. The Amish family-owned business is now located 1 mile north of the Buck at 797 Lancaster Pike, Quarryville.
The open house will be held during Hillside Acres Stoves' regular business hours, with the addition of Tuesday, Aug. 8, when it will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is regularly open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Hillside Acres Stoves sells and services coal, wood, propane, and pellet stoves, as well as stainless steel chimneys and liners. Delivery and installation are available for all brands sold by the store. Delivery is also available for Blaschak coal and wood pellets, which are sold in 40-pound bags. The store now carries a large selection of charcoal, gas, and pellet grills, as well as grilling supplies, camping supplies, and fire pits.
Additionally, Hillside Acres Stoves offers chimney sweeping and inspections, as well as repairs and service for stoves it sells.
During the open house, all stoves in stock will be discounted between 5 and 15 percent. Special pricing will be available on Blaschak coal and wood pellets. Fresh doughnuts will be offered all week, and free chicken barbecue will be available on Friday, Aug. 11, and on Aug. 12. Representatives from DS, Hitzer, and Pacific Energy will be on-site on Aug. 11 and 12 to answer customers' questions as well.
For more information about Hillside Acres Stoves, readers may call the store at 717-923-0550 or visit www.hillsideacresstoves.com.
Gift And Thrift Shop Celebrates 40th Anniversary July 17, 2017
On July 5, the Mount Joy Gift and Thrift Shop, 413 W. Main St., Mount Joy, marked 40 years of serving the community. In 1977, area residents Anna Lois Charles, Mildred Steffy, and a few of their Mennonite friends were inspired to open a different kind of thrift store in the Mount Joy region. Rather than being a consignment shop or a for-profit venture, the store would rely on volunteer labor and sell donated clothing and housewares. Most importantly, all proceeds were to be donated to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), a worldwide, faith-based humanitarian relief and development organization with headquarters in Akron.
The shop first opened in the former John Booth grocery at 50 E. Main St., Mount Joy, as the Re-Uzit Store. With only a few paid staff members and minimal operating expenses, the store was able to donate $10,000 to MCC in its first year.
Within a few years, the Re-Uzit Store had outgrown its location. In 1984, the shop's board of directors, who represent various Anabaptist denominations, obtained a loan from Eastern Mennonite Missions in Salunga for an expansion and purchased the former site of Clarence Herr's Ford dealership and garage.
After undergoing substantial renovations, the store relocated to its new and current home in 1985 and was renamed International Gift and Thrift. The store changed its name again in 2001 to Mount Joy Gift and Thrift.
Renovations and improvements to the store were undertaken in 1989, 1994, and 2010 so that the shop now includes three spacious shopping areas. The thrift section offers women's, men's, and children's clothing and shoes. The gift area features housewares, linens, and wall art, while the variety section sells games, baskets, electronics, seasonal decorations, books, and miscellaneous items. Also popular are the silent auction items in each area of the shop, including collectibles such as toys, dolls, coins, musical instruments, art, jewelry, figurines and china. Plenty of off-street parking is available, along with a handicapped-accessible entrance.
"With increased space and sales, the amount that the store has contributed annually to MCC has also increased," said manager Kathy Pawling. "In 40 years the total amount donated from our store now tops over $5 million - a significant milestone in fulfilling our mission."
To celebrate the anniversary, Mount Joy Gift and Thrift Shop will offer special sales and giveaways on Monday, July 24, through Saturday, July 29. Additionally, the store will offer anniversary sales throughout the year. Each week a different color-coded price tag will go on sale for 50 percent off. On Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., any merchandise with a price tag that does not end in $.99 is also 50 percent off. Fill-a-bag and half-price sales are also scheduled at various times of the year so that display shelves can be completely restocked.
"Not only does the Gift and Thrift offer an affordable place to shop, but our sales offer fantastic prices and shopping here is fun," said assistant manager Lois Kreider.
The growth and success of the store would not be possible without the work of many volunteers. When the store opened, there were about 50 volunteers, and today there are approximately 175 unpaid workers.
Volunteers come from a wide variety of denominations and church groups and donate many hours each week in receiving, sorting, and pricing donated items, as well as serving as cashiers. "We can always use more helpers," said volunteer coordinator Ruth Brandt. To volunteer, readers may contact Brandt or Pawling at 717-653-8318.
The store also depends on a steady stream of donations. It welcomes contributions of clean and gently used clothing, housewares, books, electronics, holiday trim, and more. Large furniture is not accepted. The Gift and Thrift prides itself in selling only merchandise that is in good to excellent condition. The receiving area for donations is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays.
Former manager and current volunteer Patti Hostetler observed, "When you put your efforts together, cumulatively (you) can really make a difference." Store representatives note that by shopping, donating, or volunteering at Gift and Thrift, people can get the sense that they are contributing to something positive. MCC supports projects in more than 60 countries in the areas of disaster relief, microeconomic development, and peace and justice advocacy.
The Mount Joy Gift and Thrift is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
Alliance Custom Cabinetry Announces New Leadership July 13, 2017
Renewed vision and new leadership have prompted a local custom cabinet manufacturer to rebrand from Kitchen Craft to Alliance Custom Cabinetry. Partnering with architects, designers, builders, and homeowners, Alliance, located at W. 859 Broad St., East Earl, continues to offer fully customizable cabinetry. Other features include a full showroom and sales staff with all levels of support for design, estimating, measuring, and installation.
"By definition, an alliance is a relationship between partners that is formed to benefit the community and strengthen each partner," said new owner and president John Drouillard. "This is the goal of Alliance - for all partnerships to be mutually beneficial."
The business was first established as Kitchen Craft in 1983 by Jay Zimmerman as a one-man shop, run from the family farm, to craft custom cabinets and custom furniture. From the beginning, Kitchen Craft aimed to satisfy each client by providing unrivaled service and by producing quality cabinetry that was carefully inspected to meet stringent quality standards.
In 2014, Zimmerman began to ponder the idea of selling the business. The following year, he hired Drouillard to begin learning the operation and to see if it would be a good fit for him to purchase the business. Early in 2016, Drouillard began the yearlong process of acquiring Kitchen Craft from Zimmerman.
By the end of January 2017, the transaction was complete. Drouillard's first order of business was to bring on key individuals to round out his leadership team. Dustin Landis joined as vice president of manufacturing, and Greg Petersheim joined as vice president of sales. Their involvement, along with Drouillard's, added more than 55 years of experience in high-end kitchen manufacturing and remodeling to the already skilled, talented, and experienced existing employees.
Alliance Custom Cabinetry employs skilled craftsmen, a sales staff, a rainmaker, and an experienced leadership team. Though the company has grown and changed in many ways, Alliance still aims to maintain the quality that first sparked interest in its cabinetry and fine woodworking throughout Lancaster County and beyond.
"Whether we're working with architects, designers, builders, or homeowners, customer satisfaction remains our highest priority," Drouillard said. "Alliance is blessed and grateful for the foundation that Jay Zimmerman first established with Kitchen Craft. We honor him as we continue to build upon that foundation."
Alliance Custom Cabinetry is currently accepting applications, as it is preparing to grow. More information is available at www.alliancecustomcabinetry.com. Additional information about the business may be found in the ad in this issue. The business may be reached at 717-445-7246.
Subway Restaurant Opens In Ronks July 13, 2017
A new location of the Subway restaurant chain has opened at 240 Hartman Bridge Road, Ronks. The restaurant is located just off Route 896, next door to the Sight & Sound Theatres property.
Subway restaurants offer made-to-order submarine sandwiches in 6-inch and foot-long sizes. A variety of breads are baked fresh in each restaurant throughout the day, and customers may create hot or cold sandwiches with their choices of bread, meat, cheeses, fresh vegetables, and condiments. Customers may watch as their sandwiches are assembled. Salads, soups, and other items are also available at the Ronks location.
The newly launched location features the new Metro decor and plenty of seating. The restaurant held a grand opening on July 17 and offered deals on sandwiches. Readers may find coupons for additional deals in the restaurant's advertisement in this paper.
The owners of the new Ronks location are Brian Ludwig, Clair Zeager, and Deryl Stoltzfus.
The eatery is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursdays through Saturdays, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays. Readers may call the restaurant at 717-288-2529 for more information.
To learn more about the Subway chain, readers may visit www.subway.com, www.facebook.com/subway, and www.twitter.com/subway.
Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Celebrates 30 Years July 12, 2017
Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc., 80 Route 41, Gap, is celebrating its 30th year in business.
In July 1987, original owner Leon Stoltzfus opened a small store on the property adjoining the current store's location to provide animal feed to local farmers and residents.
In 1990, Dean Stoltzfus, Leon's son and the current owner of the store with his wife, Teri, joined his father in the business. Dean's focus was to start a retail store that would provide pet food and supplies for companion animals and equine. The business grew, as did the need for more space. In 1992, construction began for the 10,000-square-foot structure that stands today as Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc.
At that time, housing developments were being built in the area and there was business development on routes 41 and 30. The Stoltzfuses noted that this increased the need to cater to pet owners and equine and gentlemen farmers. To meet this need, animal feeds are delivered directly to farms locally and out of state. Additionally, wholesale deliveries are made in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey, and Maryland, and Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. products are exported out of the country.
Store representatives note that the store's location makes it easy to reach local horse farms in Lancaster and Chester counties for delivery or in-store consults and retail needs. The equine customer base includes Old Order Amish, pleasure horse owners, performance horse owners, representatives of breeding farms, and horse owners in general - some with horses having special dietary needs.
Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. sells name-brand products as well as its own labeled brand on select feeds. Although the store has feeds and supplies for swine, poultry, and livestock, representatives say that equine, domestic pet, and wild bird products are in most demand.
However, Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. sells more than just animal feed. The store carries pet toys, beds, carriers, treats, and containment items, as well as gifts, wood pellets, ice melts, and other products.
In 1992, Gap Self Storage was built on the property, providing a needed service for residents of the new local housing developments. Since that time, the facility has been expanded; in 2012, a second facility was added at 845 Houston Run Drive in Gap.
Upon Leon's retirement in 2001, Dean and Teri became the driving force behind the locally owned and operated business. Dean and Teri are involved with the community and live locally with their three children, Elli, Wade, and Cole.
The couple is involved with everyday operations, including working with customers on the retail, wholesale, and exporting levels. This allows them to become familiar with customers' needs and wants. In addition to Dean and Teri, the business's other employees offer individualized attention and service to customers as well.
A garden center was added to the store in 2010 and carries a full line of garden products and supplies, such as tools, fertilizer, topsoil, mulch, vegetable and herb plants, annuals, perennials, fruit trees, berry plants, pottery, and more. Water garden supplies available in the garden center include pumps, filters, and fish food. Pond fish are located inside the retail store.
Throughout the year, seminars are offered at Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. that cover various topics, such as water gardens, pasture care, and equine and baby chick care.
This year also marks the 26th anniversary of the store's Furry Friends Field Day, a fundraising event for local animal rescues that is held every September. The event features fun, games, contests, and demonstrations. This year's event is slated for Saturday, Sept. 9.
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. is offering special savings throughout the store during the month of July. A two-day customer appreciation celebration will be held on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22, during which free hot dogs, beverages, and chips will be available for customers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Regular store hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The store is closed on Sundays. For more information, readers may call Stoltzfus Feed & Supply Inc. at 717-442-8280 or visit www.stoltzfusfeed.com.
Small Business Of The Year Honored July 11, 2017
The Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce recently honored Genesis Lighting + Electric as the 2017 Small Business of the Year. This year the business is also celebrating its fifth anniversary.
The company was founded by Ben Ilgenfritz, who has been working in the electric trade since he started with his father's company at the age of 12. Ilgenfritz is a member of the Illuminating Engineering Society and an Energy Efficiency Program Ally with First Energy.
For more information, readers may call 717-450-2878 or visit www.GenesisLE.com.
Country Table Restaurant Undergoes Renovations July 10, 2017
Country Table Restaurant, 740 E. Main St., Mount Joy, recently underwent a complete remodel from floor to ceiling. Owners Tom and Roe Daly would like to thank members of the community for their support over the past 17 years and invite everyone to stop by the restaurant and check out the new renovations.
"Our customers are raving about the new look, and we are so pleased with the outcome," said Tom. "Our deepest gratitude (goes) to Abner Miller from Miller Fabricating in Ephrata." The renovations began in April and were finished on May 20.
Although an interior mural that the Dalys had commissioned in 2003 has now been covered by a shiplap design, it still resides underneath - perhaps to be discovered by someone in the future. "It's our own little version of a time capsule," explained Tom. Additional booths have been added in the restaurant's main dining room, and the site's Bake Shoppe and sunroom also underwent renovations.
The Dalys have also announced new additions to the Country Table management team. Alyssa Roth, who has been serving the community in various positions at Country Table over the last six years, has now stepped into a new role as kitchen manager. "Her excitement for food is contagious," Tom remarked, adding that Roth grew up in the restaurant industry, as her father ran his own restaurant. "She is constantly looking to improve our menu with new selections." Country Table guests can look forward to seeing a variety of fresh vegetable selections, special chef's choice entrees, and more as Roth continues to add to the restaurant's traditional menu choices. Skillet omelets are among the new items added to the breakfast menu, and corn pies are available every Wednesday through September.
Additionally, the Dalys' oldest son, Tom Daly Jr., and his wife, Jessica, have joined the team, and new changes to the Bake Shoppe are in the works.
In addition to offering restaurant dining, Country Table has a sunroom available to reserve for hosting large parties and group events. The sunroom seats up to 85 people, and Tom noted that the space is ideal for company celebrations, bridal and baby showers, rehearsal dinners, class reunions, holiday parties, and family gatherings.
"My wife and I are committed to bringing the highest-quality food at reasonable prices in a wholesome and friendly environment," said Tom. "Please come and enjoy the new renovations, the comfortable atmosphere, and the delicious food."
Country Table Restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays to Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The bakery is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays. For more details, readers may call 717-653-4745, visit www.countrytablerestaurant.com, or find the restaurant's Facebook page.
Full Circle Recycling Marks 15th Anniversary June 22, 2017
Full Circle Recycling is marking a milestone of 15 years in business. The business will celebrate with special events at its three locations in Lancaster County: Buck location, 965 Lancaster Pike (Route 272), Quarryville, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, July 7; Lancaster location, 702 S. Prince St., Lancaster, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 8; and Rubin Steel Company, 1430 Fruitville Pike, Lancaster, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m on Friday, July 14.
The celebrations will be held rain or shine and will feature free food, fun, giveaways, and special promotions, such as a five-cent increase on aluminum can recycling. Customers who bring the Full Circle Recycling ad found in this paper will be entered into a drawing to win a free T-shirt. Additionally, customers who bring a copy of their submitted Google review of the business will be entered into a drawing to win a travel-size cooler.
Full Circle Recycling is locally owned and operated by the Grimm family. The Grimm family has been in the recycling industry for more than 50 years. An auto parts salvage yard, G & R Auto Salvage, was the precursor to Full Circle Recycling, which opened in June 2002. The business now specializes in scrap metal and aluminum recycling from small private accounts to large industrial projects.
After working in the recycling industry, the Grimm family had moved on to work in farming in York County for a time, but family members eventually came "full circle," back to their roots in the recycling business, inspiring the name for Full Circle Recycling.
After several years of operation in Quarryville, Full Circle Recycling opened a second scrapyard on South Prince Street in Lancaster city. Shortly after, construction of a new warehouse began. In 2014, Full Circle Recycling purchased Rubin Steel Company, which has served the area since 1914 and is located just north of Lancaster city off Fruitville Pike. In addition to scrap metal recycling, Rubin Steel Company sells new and surplus steel to the public.
Full Circle Recycling aims to provide top-tier scrap metal recycling services. The business purchases more than 30 common metal grades, ferrous and nonferrous, and even some special grades. Full Circle Recycling pays cash on the spot for metals and metal-related items such as copper, steel, aluminum, brass, various metal wire, motors, compressors, ballasts, computer towers, lead, turnings, and more.
The business provides container service to collect scrap metal from customers' projects, allowing customers to receive compensation for scrap materials. Full Circle Recycling can provide containers for metal recycling and scrap recycling and will pick them up once they have been filled. The business can also send a truck to demolition jobs to be loaded on-site. Services are available for both long- and short-term industrial and private accounts. Premium pricing is available for volume customers.
With its Fruitville Pike location, Full Circle Recycling offers steel sales for any needs, providing saw cutting and shearing services for any cut-to-length requirements. The business has a vast steel supply, and a large selection of new steel is available in angles, flats, channels, rounds, squares, rectangular tubing, square tubing, rebar, and more. An inventory of surplus plate, pipe, tubing, beam, and more is also on hand.
Full Circle Recycling aims to reflect its small-business values in fair pricing, attentive customer service, and quality products and services. Full Circle Recycling also prides itself on its family atmosphere and local roots, as well as on having dedicated, knowledgeable employees who are committed to customer satisfaction.
Full Circle Recycling takes pride in being involved in the community, whether through recycling efforts or charitable organizations. From Boy Scouts recycling soda cans to large industrial accounts, Full Circle aims to be a one-stop metal recycling choice. The business has the capacity to recycle quantities of scrap ranging from 1 pound to 100,000 pounds or more.
The business can be reached at Buck, 717-284-2800 or 717-284-2930; Lancaster, 717-396-9999 or 717-396-9951; and Rubin Steel, 717-299-3682 or 717-397-3613.
Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at the Buck and Lancaster locations, as well as 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays at the Rubin Steel location. For additional information, readers may email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.fullcirclerecyclingpa.com or www.rubinsteel.com.
New JBT Banking Office Design Premieres in Manheim June 19, 2017
In 1873, Jonestown Bank & Trust Co. (JBT) opened in Lebanon County as an independent community bank with a single location. Today, nearly 145 years later, JBT has chosen to remain an independent community bank.
On May 30, JBT opened a new location in Manheim. The full-service community bank is located at 1211 Lancaster Road, Manheim, next to Sheetz at the new Penn Towne Center on Route 72. The Manheim location is JBT's 13th office and its second in Lancaster County. The bank opened a branch to serve the Ephrata community in 2011.
The design of the Manheim office is unlike any other JBT location. The exterior conveniences of easy in-and-out parking, plus the familiar drive-up service lanes, are still in place, but customers may notice some big changes inside the front door - more than the fresh new interior design.
There are no teller lines and no traditional wall of teller windows. Instead, JBT has chosen to take personalized service to the next level. When a customer comes inside, he or she will be personally greeted and asked how he or she can be helped. Then, based on the answer, the person may be guided to a personal service kiosk or "pod," as some have referred to the enhanced-service concept.
If the customer requires in-depth attention and service beyond a normal financial transaction, he or she may be offered access to one of two of the bank's meeting rooms. Each meeting room is comfortably sized with plenty of natural lighting and floor-to-ceiling glass panels for an open and secure experience, which JBT considers ideal for confidential financial conversations.
Individuals who are not familiar with JBT's services are welcome to visit the new branch and connect with DeeAnn Carpenter, JBT's Manheim commercial lender and branch manager. Carpenter and her staff of fully trained bankers aim to support customers' financial needs.
On the personal banking side, JBT offers checking accounts, home equity loans and lines, mortgage loans, credit and debit cards, CDs, money market accounts, savings accounts, auto loans and experienced financial planning for retirement.
JBT has no account analysis fees (limits apply) on business accounts in order to help save business owners more on fees every year. The bank offers the responsive service and solutions that a growing local business might need, from streamlining of daily cash management needs to flexible commercial financing, which enables businesses to expand or upgrade equipment.
Troy A. Peters, JBT president and CEO, summarizes the bank's objective this way: "JBT works to put the customer first. No matter what you need, with JBT you can always 'Bank on a Smile.'"
JBT's new Manheim office is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays; and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. For more information, interested individuals may call 717-664-0190 or visit www.bankjbt.com. JBT is a Member FDIC/Equal Housing Lender.
Woerth's Will Mark 50 Years, New Owners June 8, 2017
Woerth's Used Cars Inc., 771 Noble Road, Christiana, is marking its 50th year offering top-quality, late-model vehicles and affordable, trustworthy service to the community. The business was founded in 1967 by Jack and Pat Woerth and has strived to maintain a reputation of excellent personal service as management has progressed to the Woerths' children, Brian Woerth and Kim Bandy, along with son-in-law Jerry Bandy and grandson Clay Bandy.
Jerry and Clay will remain active with Woerth's Used Cars, but ownership has transferred to Dustin Thomas and Alex Ranck. Jerry and Clay will continue in the area of sales, and service technicians Mark Reynolds and Jim Cummings will remain in their roles as well.
Thomas has eight years of experience in vehicle sales, and he formerly served as the general manager of Sauder Motors in Strasburg. Ranck has 15 years of experience in vehicle service, and he previously worked at Steffy's Garage in Leola. The new owners plan to continue selling preowned vehicles and operating a full-service shop that offers state inspections, air-conditioning repairs, oil changes, engine repairs, and other general services.
An open house to celebrate the anniversary and the new ownership will be held on Saturday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A pig roast will be offered as part of the celebration free of charge. Additionally, anyone who purchases a vehicle on June 24 through Saturday, July 1, will receive free oil changes for a year.
Woerth's Used Cars Inc. is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays; from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays; and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. The business may be reached at 717-529-2882 or 610-593-5778. For more information, readers may visit www.woerths.com.
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics Marks First Anniversary May 12, 2017
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics, 91 Newport Road, Suite 304, Gap, is celebrating its one-year anniversary.
Friendly Smiles offers orthodontic care for patients of all ages, including clear and metal braces, Invisalign, and early treatment. The business strives to offer affordable and high-quality care in a family-friendly, warm, and inviting environment. The office is clean with cozy decor and whimsical artwork, along with many educational tools for families and children to learn about oral health. Staff members are all members of the local community.
The practice's owner, Dr. Man Yee Chan, grew up in Hockessin, Del., graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Dental School, and attended New York University (NYU) for her orthodontic residency. She also served as a member of the NYU faculty. Chan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Middle Atlantic Society of Orthodontists, Pennsylvania Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society, and Lancaster County Dental Society.
Chan sees each patient and customizes a treatment plan for him or her. She cares about the relationships she develops with patients and enjoys seeing their smiles transform and their confidence develop. Patients receive plenty of attention and are never rushed out the door. They are encouraged to ask questions.
The Friendly Smiles office offers digital imaging and paperless charting. Most insurance plans are accepted, and interest-free financing is available. Discounts are offered for families with multiple siblings undergoing treatment, as well as for patients who prepay in full. Consultations are free.
The office strives to provide a fun atmosphere for patients and families by holding monthly contests with various prizes. Good oral hygiene and cooperation are also rewarded. Friendly Smiles staff members stress the importance of oral health with detailed tutorials and educational materials. Demonstrations are provided in an age-appropriate and fun way. Special events at the office are documented on social media to keep patients, families, and the community updated.
In its first year, the business has worked to become a part of the community. The business sponsored local organizations such as the Octorara Area Little League and Chester County Camp Cadet. Friendly Smiles also organized a Thanksgiving food drive for the Octorara Area Food Cupboard, as well as a holiday toy drive for Toys for Tots. Friendly Smiles teams also participated in a colorful run hosted by Avon Grove Charter School as well as the Octorara Angels Rainbow Run.
Friendly Smiles staff members noted that they love to contribute to area school events and are currently looking for more sponsorship opportunities. "We are striving to become even more involved with the community in the future, (and we want) to get to know our neighbors," representatives said. "It is also our goal to be a source of oral health education in the local school districts."
In honor of Friendly Smiles' one-year anniversary, the business will make a contribution to the Lancaster Cleft Palate Clinic.
Friendly Smiles Orthodontics is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The office can be reached at 610-979-0352. Additional information is available at www.friendlyortho.com.
Arts And Crafts Gallery Now Open In Exton May 12, 2017
Tony and Ron Ciarmello have announced the opening of their new Arts and Crafts gallery showroom at 407 E. Lincoln Highway in Exton, which buys, sells, and trades in all types of Arts and Crafts period furniture and accessories.
The gallery offers a selection of mission furniture, hammered copper, sterling silver, pottery, lighting and period antiques. Also highlighted is furniture made famous in the early 1900s Arts and Crafts style by craftsmen such as Stickley, Limbert, Roycroft and others. The pieces are showcased in the 2,000-square-foot facility.
Tony and Ron have been collecting since the 1970s, when they brought their first piece of Gustav Stickley furniture into their home.
"My father and I share a passion for the furniture, lighting and decorative arts from the Arts and Crafts period in America," Ron explained. "We have spent years researching and collecting mission furniture and hammered copper by Gustav Stickley and his brothers' firms, as well as Roycroft and Limbert, just to name a few makers." Ron noted that approximately five years ago, the father and son team's personal collections were reaching critical mass when they attended their first major show. "It was the 25th annual National Arts and Crafts Conference in Asheville, N.C., at the Grove Park Inn," Ron explained. Ron and Tony were recently first-time exhibitors at the prestigious conference, which, according to the duo, has been referred to as "the most important weekend of the year for Arts and Crafts collectors."
The Exton gallery has several rare furniture pieces, as well as beautifully crafted hammered copper pieces, lighting and lamps. Tony and Ron will buy, sell and trade in all types of Arts and Crafts period furniture and accessories.
Ron, a lifelong Chester County resident, has 22 years of experience in several aspects of the business. He also serves as a consultant for Morphy Auctions and is a third-generation jewelry and antique expert. Tony, a longtime Chester County resident, adds more than 58 years of expertise to the business. Tony previously owned J. Karen Jewelers in the Exton Mall. The father and son duo also displays antiques at Renningers Market in Adamstown every Sunday.
In addition to the Arts and Crafts gallery, Tony and Ron own and operate American Gold and Estate Buyers, which is located at 363 E. Lincoln Highway in Exton. The business buys, sells and trades both gold and silver jewelry and scrap gold, as well as sterling silver flatware and hollowware. The business also buys and sells designer watches, antiques and objects of interest.
Interested individuals may call 484-872-8216 to make an appointment to visit the furniture gallery or stop in at American Gold during its business hours of 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
With a year gone by, Middle Creek Lawn & Patio, 175 W. Main St., Leola, is looking to celebrate its first anniversary with a special sale beginning on Monday, April 17, and continuing through Saturday, April 22.
Looking back, owner Dale Nolt is quick to point out how blessed he and his wife, Lois, have been. "It's been a wonderful experience being of service to the Leola community and surrounding areas," Nolt commented. "We have enjoyed going through our first year of retail store ownership and have appreciated all the feedback and advice we have been given by customers, longtime residents of the community, and former Bard's Hardware owner Nelson Bard."
Heeding that advice, the owners have added more than 500 new products since Jan. 1. "We have branched out to small animal food and accessories," Nolt shared, adding that the store now stocks items for rabbits, ferrets, birds, and fish. Middle Creek Lawn & Patio also now carries household cleaning supplies, grilling seasonings, grills and smokers, ORCA coolers and drinkware, pool chemicals, garden fencing, fuels, oils, and solvents.
The business is now a Husqvarna dealer, as well. "We now provide lawn and garden power equipment sales, services, and repairs; sharpening of mower blades and chainsaw chains; soil testing; and free pool water testing," Nolt said. The business also offers a propane filling station and is certified to fill propane cylinders up to 100 pounds.
Nolt reported that the store's bulk product offerings have grown as well. Middle Creek Lawn & Patio offers ornamental river stone and bulk limestone (2B 3/4 clean and 2A modified), which is available for pickup and delivery.
"We welcome everyone to come out to see all our new products, enter to win great door prizes, and sample free food that will be made on our new line of smokers from Louisiana Grills during our anniversary sale from April 17 to 22," Nolt said.
Middle Creek Lawn & Patio is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The business can be reached at 556-8695.
A-1 Mulch Celebrates 10 Years In Business May 3, 2017
Locally owned and operated A-1 Mulch has provided the Oxford area with quality products and services for 10 years. A-1 Mulch, owned by local residents Mike and Deb Coomes, is located at 410 Limestone Road in Oxford. "Thank you to all the great people of the Oxford area and surrounding communities we have had the pleasure of serving the past 10 years," the owners said. "We're blessed to have met so many good local residents and business owners."
A-1 Mulch serves wholesale and retail clients, including homeowners, with an array of products, including eight kinds of mulch, topsoil and amended soil for gardens, as well as various kinds of decorative stone, gravel and sand. A-1 Mulch also offers grass seed, straw, split rail fence and erosion control products.
All of the business's mulch is natural and environmentally safe for children, animals and plants. Premium mulch is available in both double or triple shredded. A-1 Mulch also offers dyed mulch, which holds its color longer and is available in black, brown and red. Safety-certified playground mulch is also available.
All of A-1 Mulch's products are available for pickup or delivery at the customer's convenience.
The business offers numerous brands of hardscaping products, with the selection including pavers, retaining wall systems and natural building stones. Whether a customer is looking for an elegant outdoor kitchen, a unique fire pit or a casual patio, A-1 Mulch is a one-stop shop for all hardscaping needs. The business' staff has years of experience and can assist customers with any design and with the selection of products needed to create and complete the project.
Mike and Deb, who started the business in their backyard, opened in Oxford 10 years ago. They believe that providing the highest-quality products is meaningless without also providing the highest-quality customer service. "Our entire staff works very hard to provide the customer service that each of our customers deserves, from answering the phones in a friendly, courteous manner to welcoming on-site customers and being helpful with their questions," the owners noted. "We also pride ourselves with timely delivery and working with our customers to meet their scheduling needs." The owners noted that customers have said they are happy to hear the same friendly voices answer the phones to help them with their orders or questions.
Mike and Deb are active members of their community and support local and regional nonprofits such as Porters Grove Baptist Church, Corners of the Field food for the homeless, and the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia for parents of children with serious illnesses.
The business can be reached at 610-932-7420, and additional information is available at www.a1mulch.com. A-1 Mulch also has a second location, 4604 Edges Mill Road, Downingtown, which can be reached at 610-269-7022. Readers may look for the ad inside this week's Community Courier for special offers.
Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini Is Under New Ownership May 3, 2017
Business partners and new co-owners Tony Madanat and Liz Graceffa recently assumed operations at Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini, located at 5360 Lincoln Highway in Gap.
Both Madanat and Graceffa began working in the food industry when they were young. While working at various levels for family businesses, Madanat's experiences traveling and working in other regions have shaped his culinary skills. Graceffa is from an Italian family, and she learned a lot from her mother. She continues to use authentic Italian recipes today.
Madanat and Graceffa continued in the restaurant industry for most of their adult lives, learning from the ground up in areas such as food preparation, as well as managing and owning a restaurant. When Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini became available for sale, the two friends decided to buy the restaurant and became the owners in March 2017.
The new owners noted that they were fortunate to purchase a well-run business that was previously owned by the Mazzola family, so the transition to new ownership was smooth. The growth in the Gap area was also a strong selling point. Surrounding housing developments and businesses in the area, particularly the Urban Outfitters facility, were important factors.
The restaurant will offer delivery, which will allow area employees to have lunch delivered to their place of work. "It is all about serving good food and building relationships in the community," the owners commented. Madanat and Graceffa are known to be personable and friendly, and they hope that passes on to the atmosphere at the restaurant.
According to the owners, Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini uses the best cheeses and fresh ingredients - including local, in-season produce - in all of its menu options. Fresh bread is baked in-house every day, and Ciao offers Amoroso's brand rolls, as well. The restaurant's new menu includes a wide variety of choices, such as pizza, gourmet pizza, wings, burgers, panini, wraps, hot and cold subs, salads, homemade soup, seafood, stromboli, gyros, appetizers, and desserts. Ciao also features The Ultimate Sub, a culinary creation from Madanat, and pasta dishes, many of which are Graceffa's specialties. Gluten-free and vegetarian options are available, along with a children's menu. Catering and delivery are available, as well as eat-in and takeout options.
The restaurant offers special dinner nights on Sundays through Thursdays. Sunday's feature is lasagna. Spaghetti with meatballs or sausage is offered on Mondays and Thursdays. Tuesday is Alfredo night, and Wednesday's specialty is baked ziti. All dinners are served with salad and bread.
Senior citizens are offered a 10 percent discount on Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and service personnel and first responders will receive a 15 percent discount all day on Tuesdays.
Ciao Pizza Pasta Panini can be reached at 717-442-4442, and readers may find additional information at www.ciaopizzagap.com. Restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.