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The Rice Law Firm Celebrates Fifth Anniversary February 1, 2018

The Rice Law Firm is celebrating five years of serving business owners and families in the community. The law firm provides personalized legal services, focusing on business startups and transitions, estate planning and administration, and real estate. Attorney Neal Rice opened the business in February 2013.

"I remember those first months well, because I did everything myself: answer the phones, schedule appointments, take out the trash," Rice said. "I spent a lot of time praying for good customers and to be able to serve them well."

Since those first days, the business has steadily grown, and in June 2017, it moved to its current location in Paradise to make room for a growing team. According to Rice, his team members are what make the firm unique. "It's been really rewarding to find excellent people to work with, and it's a priority of mine to continue to hire top-notch people who care about our customers on a personal level," he said.

The law firm works with many area businesses, which is something Rice especially enjoys. "I know what it's like to take a risk and try to build on a business dream," he said. "So I especially enjoy learning about other people's business goals and helping them navigate the risks of starting and growing a business. It's very fulfilling to me."

Over the past five years, The Rice Law Firm has helped hundreds of people start new businesses, create or change business partnerships, and buy or sell businesses. The law firm's team also helps business owners with contracts for customers, vendors, and business partners.

In addition to business work, The Rice Law Firm focuses on estate planning and administration, as well as real estate. The firm prepares wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and living wills, among other estate planning documents. The team also serves families that have lost a loved one by helping administer estates and care for final affairs. "For me, it's all about our customers," said Viviana Peters, the firm's client care director. "If we can help people through their most difficult times or challenges, that makes me really happy," she said.

The business moved to the larger location in Paradise in order to be able to serve its growing client base, and the firm intends to add more team members this year to maintain its reputation for responsiveness to customer needs. "We want to serve our clients well - and promptly," said Janell Burton-Badoo, a business and estate planning paralegal. "It's important to us that we get the work done swiftly and correctly the first time, so our customers can get back to what they do best: building businesses and caring for their families," she said.

A short drive from Strasburg, Willow Street, East Lampeter, Leola, New Holland, and Quarryville, the firm is located at 3314 Lincoln Highway East, Suite 2, near the intersection of Route 30 and Belmont Road in Paradise. To find out more or to schedule an appointment or phone call, readers can reach The Rice Law Firm at 717-556-8158, or email Peters at Interested individuals may also visit


Asian Center Supermarket Opens In Lancaster January 31, 2018

Asian Center Supermarket, located at 2060 Bennett Ave., Lancaster, has recently opened its doors.

The business is owned by James Zhan, Phat Trang, and Doris Zhao, who met at Chinese Bible Church of Lancaster. Zhan worked for the nonprofit Ambassadors for Christ for five years and owns several bookstores in Los Angeles, Calif. Trang is a financial adviser and has experience running a seafood business in San Diego. Zhao's family owned companies in China. The three business partners saw a need for a high-quality Asian supermarket in the area, and they sought to fill that need.

The resulting business venture is Asian Center Supermarket, a 13,500-square-foot store near Wolf Furniture that was previously occupied by Allegheny Furniture Consignment. The market features grocery, produce, meat, and seafood sections, along with items needed for Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Thai cuisine. An assortment of cooking supplies is also available.

Asian Center Supermarket offers a large selection of Asian noodles and rice. The market has a partnership with Samuels and Son Seafood Company in Philadelphia, so it is able to offer fresh seafood. Free fish cleaning is available at the market as well. Additionally, through a partnership with local farmers, the market will sell locally grown Asian vegetables.

The market is planning to open a food court in the future.

The Chinese New Year will be celebrated on Friday, Feb. 16, and readers are invited to shop at the maket for that occasion. Customers may reach Asian Center Supermarket at 717-826-9925. The market's business hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Sundays.


Ephrata National Bank Opens Full-Service Strasburg Office January 11, 2018

Ephrata National Bank (ENB) officially opened the doors to its new permanent, full-service branch office on Jan. 16. The office, located at 60 Historic Drive at the intersection of Historic Drive and North Decatur Street, Strasburg, replaces the temporary office the bank had been operating at 460 Historic Drive.

Kimberly Tillman, assistant vice president and office manager, will continue to lead the Strasburg team along with assistant office manager Coleen McGarrity. Joining them as financial sales associates are Pamela Esh, Joy Short and Eileen Martin. Tellers include Mathew Anderson, Tara Killian and Colin McCall. The branch also serves as a home office for Derek Arnold, AVP - commercial relationship officer, who is responsible for developing business banking relationships for ENB in southern Lancaster County.

To commemorate its opening, the bank will host a grand opening celebration on Friday, Jan. 19, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The community is invited to attend the celebration, which will include a free catered lunch by John Nolt Catering, activities for children, giveaways, and special benefits for becoming a new customer. Interested individuals are invited to stop in at the Strasburg office for more details.

The Strasburg office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursdays, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Fridays. Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. The office can be reached at 717-288-3975.

Ephrata National Bank is an independent community bank with over $1 billion in assets and 12 full-service locations in Lancaster, Lebanon and Berks counties. For more information about Ephrata National Bank, readers may visit


Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC Announces New Location January 10, 2018

Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC is a local Ready to Eat (RTE) food manufacturer specializing in Lancaster County favorites, such as chicken potpie, tapioca pudding, baked rice pudding, egg custard, red beet eggs, chicken croquettes, macaroni salad, broccoli salad, and many other meat, soup, salad, and dessert items.

Owners Henry Fisher and Kyle Martin have announced that the business has moved from its facility in the Greenfield Corporate Center to an upgraded location at 2316 Norman Road, Lancaster. The business has more than doubled its production space and now operates in a 6,000-square-foot area.

Fisher's Homestyle Salads products are delivered by six main distributors and can be found in local grocery stores, restaurants, and farmers markets. Customers can also find its products in the greater central Pennsylvania area, as well as surrounding states. Fisher's also offers its products to caterers, churches, fire companies, or anyone in need of large quantities of food. The business is inspected daily by the USDA and annually by the FDA and the Department of Agriculture.

Fisher started the business 16 years ago with just three employees, and the business has since grown and now employs 20 people. In January 2017, Martin bought into the business and assumed the role of business partner to Fisher. The owners noted that Fisher's Homestyle Salads is always interested in expanding into new products and inventory. If a business or organization is interested in any food products that Fisher's does not carry, individuals may call for more information and to discuss the possibility of producing the food needed.

Fisher's Homestyle Salads LLC can be reached at 717-293-0800 or by email at Readers may also visit Regular business hours are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays. The business is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Customers can find most of Fisher's Homestyle Salads' products in stock at the Reading Fairground Market, which is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The market location can be reached at 610-685-2211.


Mary B's And Fox's Pizza To Celebrate Grand Opening January 10, 2018

Mary B's Kitchen and Buffet, featuring Amish Mennonite homestyle cooking, and Fox's Pizza are now open in one restaurant at 23 Center St. in the village of Intercourse.

Mary Beth Fisher worked at the Center Street Buffet and Fox's Pizza in Intercourse during its early years. Later, when the business was up for sale, she and her father, Amos Fisher, became interested. Amos, a licensed auctioneer and owner of Penn Dutch Auction Service, had experience running a restaurant in a farmers market. Together, Mary Beth and Amos decided to purchase the Intercourse eatery.

Mary B's Kitchen and Buffet, also doing business as Fox's Pizza, was started under new ownership and management in the late fall of 2017 with the goal to improve and expand the location. Mary Beth and Amos immediately added two cooks to join some of the employees from the former business. Local girls and ladies were hired to work as waitresses. It was decided to also buy the Fox's franchise and continue serving pizza, and a representative from Fox's Pizza visited from Pittsburgh to provide special training to the local individuals who were hired to make pizza. Delivery drivers were hired as well, with up to five helping on the road at one time. Mary B's now employs close to 50 people.

The new owners note that having a pizza buffet in the same venue as a buffet featuring homestyle cooking makes the eatery a one-of-a-kind restaurant. Breakfast, available via a buffet or off the menu, is available from 6 to 10:30 a.m. A lunch buffet consisting of soups, salads, burgers, pizza, fries, onion rings, wings, and more, with desserts and beverages included, is available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A dinner buffet, available from 4 p.m. until the eatery closes, includes a homestyle cooking buffet, a salad buffet, and a pizza buffet. Dine-in, takeout, and delivery options are available.

The new owners wish to thank all their customers for their patronage and are grateful to God for their success. The public is invited to the eatery's grand opening celebration from Monday, Jan. 22, through Saturday, Jan. 27. Individuals are welcome to stop by to register to win door prizes, including eight large pizzas, four buffet meals, and country paintings and crafts. Additionally, there will be specials such as 50 percent off the breakfast buffet and 25 percent off the regular breakfast menu and the lunch and dinner buffets.

Mary B's and Fox's Pizza is located just off Route 340, across from Kitchen Kettle. Regular hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays and 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The eatery is closed on Sundays. It may be reached at 717-929-0450. More information is available at and


Boas Fundraising Is Under New Ownership January 4, 2018

Lancaster County natives Kevin and Terri Wilson recently took ownership of Boas Fundraising, 1500 Wilson Ave., Lancaster.

Kevin grew up in Strasburg and graduated from Lampeter-Strasburg High School, while Terri grew up in Millersville, moved to Akron at age 10, and later graduated from Ephrata High School. Kevin worked at West Pharmaceuticals in Lititz for more than 26 years as a training coordinator. Terri was previously employed as an outside sales representative.

Boas Fundraising was founded in 1989, and the Wilsons are the third owners. The business offers individuals and organizations an easy and profitable way to raise funds. Boas Fundraising offers products including super-fresh subs and pretzel sandwiches, pizzas, dessert rolls, and pies, as well as Pellman cakes and cheesecakes. It works with schools, universities, churches, civic groups, youth and adult sports leagues, bands and choral groups, preschools and day cares, animal rescues, dance and gymnastics organizations, Scout troops, and other nonprofit organizations.

"We strongly believe that locals should support locals," noted the owners, explaining why the business partners with local vendors and suppliers whenever possible for its products and services. "This includes companies such as Scheid Produce, Hometown Provisions, Pellman Foods, Papa Dino's, and Cooper Printing," the owners shared. "We are so fortunate to have great local companies that can supply us with what we need, especially since this is who we sell to - our local communities."

Boas Fundraising strives to help its customers by sorting orders when the seller requests and triple-checking orders for accuracy. "We do this because we feel the organizers of a fundraiser have enough to do," the owners said. The business makes subs and pretzel sandwiches the day of the sale to ensure freshness. In addition, Boas offers free delivery on a minimum order of 100 items within a 25-mile radius of its centrally located Lancaster shop. "At Boas, we strive to always achieve excellent customer service, and one of the ways we do this is by always delivering at the time and location requested," the owners stressed. Customers may also pick up orders at the facility, situated right off Columbia Avenue behind the Turkey Hill at Stone Mill Road.

Kevin strives to run the business in a streamlined and efficient manner, from organizing the facility to handling the setup of the sales and the delivery of products. Customers may set up a sale by calling 717-396-0141 or visiting, where they will find an easy, step-by-step process. For additional information, readers may also email

Boas recommends allowing two to three weeks for selling the chosen items. The business requests orders be turned in one week prior to the delivery or pickup date, and orders for desserts should be called in two weeks prior to delivery or pickup date.

"It means so much to us to help others raise the funds they need for what is important to them," said the owners, noting that, for example, the activities of school-age children can take a toll financially on families, especially if multiple children are involved in numerous sports or extracurricular activities. "It's very rewarding to know we help soccer teams, marching bands, animal rescues, and church youth groups - just to name a few - to reach their financial goals," said Kevin and Terri. Fundraising is common for parents, schools, and churches, and Boas aims to provide delicious food that customers want to buy and eat. "We look forward to making each and every sale the best it can be for our customers," the owners commented. "We can't wait to make your fundraiser our next success story."


Family Hairloom Announces New Services, Welcomes Staff December 19, 2017

Family Hairloom, 131 E. State St., Quarryville, is celebrating 31 years in business and has welcomed three additional professionals to the staff.

The salon currently features six stylists and one nail technician. The two new stylists are Kelsey Deutschlander, formerly of Hair Express with five years of experience, and Melissa McHugh, who was a Sebastian Educator with more than 10 years of experience. Deutschlander and McHugh specialize in all hair care services, along with bridal hair and makeup.

Family Hairloom has also welcomed Maureen Boyer as its new nail technician. Boyer previously worked at Tran Nailery and brings more than 25 years of nail care experience to the salon. She recently added the SNS System to her line of artificial nail enhancements, and the salon uses and carries OPI and CND nail products. A variety of nail artistry is available.

Family Hairloom owner Beth Marsh has been a stylist for 39 years and has been in operation in Quarryville for 31 years. She was previously employed at New Image Salon in Philadelphia; Town & Country Salon in Newark, Del.; and Shear Creations in Oxford.

Marsh noted that Family Hairloom strives to be a friendly, family-oriented hometown salon, and the stylists have experience with customers of all ages. Two stylists, Pat Herr and Glenda Findly, have been with the business for 30 years.

Family Hairloom features color specialists, along with haircuts and perm services. The long-term, experienced stylists offer updated styles and participate in yearly continuing education.

The salon recently added HALOCOUTURE to its services in order to enhance its bridal and special occasion hair offerings. In addition, the salon uses and carries Matrix, Redken, and Paul Mitchell hair care products.

Coming in 2018, the salon plans to add sunless tanning system services. The all-natural spray tanning is designed to last seven to 10 days and is perfect for a special trip, wedding, or prom. It can be applied from head to toe or in targeted areas of the client's choice.

To celebrate the new professionals joining the Family Hairloom team, the salon will offer holiday discounts of $5 off haircuts; $10 off color, foil, or perms done by Deutschlander or McHugh; and $10 off gel manicures and pedicures done by Boyer. The offers will be available through Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, but cannot be combined with any other discount offers.

Family Hairloom can be reached at 717-786-8958. The salon is open from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.


Kanji Japanese Restaurant Opens In Mount Joy December 8, 2017

Kanji Japanese Restaurant is now open at 771 E. Main St., Mount Joy.

The business is owned by Emma Gao and her husband, Jeff Chen, and their daughter, Emily Chen. Emma and Jeff have 13 years of experience working in Asian restaurants, and they have lived in Lancaster County for more than eight years. Emma and Jeff decided to open a restaurant in Mount Joy because they loved the small-town atmosphere, and they are delighted to introduce a unique Asian flavor to area residents.

Jeff is a sushi chef who studied with a Japanese sushi master for two years. The restaurant strives to offer a healthier alternative to typical Asian cuisine. Fresh ingredients are used daily, and hand-picked favorite recipes are featured. Jeff makes sushi to order in addition to other dishes, and he plans to utilize many of his creative ideas to feature a new sushi option every two weeks.

The restaurant offers flavorful options for all tastes, from mild to extra-spicy. In addition to a variety of Japanese sushi, the kitchen serves Chinese and Thai dishes. The chefs strive to fulfill custom orders to fit everyone's tastes, and there is no MSG in any of the dishes. Kanji Japanese Restaurant offers a clean, fresh appearance and unique items.

Regular restaurant hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Fridays, 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays.

The restaurant's holiday hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24; 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Sunday, Dec. 31; and 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on New Year's Day, Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.

Customers may make reservations, and walk-ins are welcome. Eat-in and takeout dining options are offered, and the restaurant is BYOB. A coupon is available in this edition of The Merchandiser.

Customers may place an order by calling 717-653-8888 or online at by searching for "Kanji Japanese Restaurant." Additional information is available at


Longenecker's Hardware Celebrates 80 Years In Business December 8, 2017

Jean Carl remembers her first day at Longenecker's Hardware nearly 40 years ago in April 1978. It was Bill Longenecker's birthday, and Bill and his wife, Jan, were expecting their first child. Bill retired two years ago after a long retail career, but folks can still find Jean at the cash register greeting customers.

Through many decades of advances, the Longenecker brand, with its commitment to customers, community, and employees, has endured for the last 80 years. Charles G. Longenecker began his small hardware business in Manheim in 1937. During succeeding decades, his sons, Fred and Bill, expanded Longenecker's business footprint in both square footage and inventory selection.

In 1962, Longenecker's became part of the True Value buying group, and in 1996, the business added the Just Ask Rental service and products. A catalog showcases a variety of equipment and event supplies that are available to rent by the hour, day, or week.

Currently, Longenecker's Hardware consists of 47,000 square feet of retail space in the Manheim Shopping Center, plus two warehouses. With 70 employees, Longenecker's Hardware is owned by Mark Foreman, Phil Martin, and Steve Ober. Partners for 18 years with more than 75 years of combined hardware experience, they strive to daily demonstrate their business philosophy: to offer quality products and outstanding customer service, to build relationships and create a pleasant environment for customers, to provide a stable work environment for employees, and to operate a profitable business that is an asset to the community.

As Longenecker's sales continue to increase, consistent with its business strategies, the business voluntarily gives back to the local community. "We feel it's a social and economic responsibility to give back to the community that supports us," noted Foreman, Longenecker's president. "Our achievements are the result of our customers and employees. When people shop locally, we all benefit."

Longenecker's tagline is "More than just a hardware store." The store offers more than 100,000 items, including appliances, paint, lawn mowers, snow blowers, RV supplies, power tools, seasonal decor, electrical and plumbing items, and supplies for greenhouses, lawn and garden, fairy gardens, auto, and office. There is also a gift shop with jewelry and fashions. The store also provides repair services, rental equipment, key duplications, small engine repair, water testing, hunting and fishing licenses, and shipping. Customers look forward to the annual store events such as Ladies' Night, the people-sized giant doghouse full of bargains each January, grill demonstrations, tool shows, fashion shows, Daylight Saving sales, and Easter egg hunts.

Martin, vice president, feels that customer service and positive relationships with customers are the reason for Longenecker's success. He believes that the staff should treat others as they would want to be treated.

The business embraces advances in technology. Online shopping and e-commerce have been added in recent years. Customers can shop 24 hours a day on and receive free shipping to Longenecker's. Store-specific sales and department offerings are available at, along with the services, do-it-yourself project guides, gift card ordering, event information, and a full online catalog of rental equipment and event supplies.

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay join credit cards and traditional payment options for customers. Timely information regarding the latest sales and events is shared via email, and the store also uses Facebook to communicate with customers and share a more casual take on the Longenecker brand.

Inventory expansion with computerized inventory control allows Longenecker's to meet customers' needs. "To compete effectively in today's marketplace, we now carry a wide selection of brands," shared Ober, secretary/treasurer, who manages the business's technological systems. "In major appliances, we sell and service more than 10 brand names, and in our paint department, we carry Benjamin Moore and Dutch Boy paints as well as our True Value brands."

By continually seeking new opportunities, yet keeping its small-town personality, Longenecker's Hardware has evolved into a major retailer in northern Lancaster County with many departments serving diverse customers. The business looks forward to serving additional generations of customers during the next 80 years.

Longenecker's Hardware is located at 127 Doe Run Road, Manheim. The store's hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, with the Just Ask Rental counter opening at 7 a.m. Customers can reach the store at 717-665-2491 and the rental counter at 717-665-2020. For additional information, readers may email or visit


Hinkle's Restaurant Introduces New Owners November 22, 2017

Hinkle's Restaurant, 261 Locust St., Columbia, has been a staple in the Columbia community for decades. It is known as a local meeting place, especially at breakfast, where folks can catch up with friends. The restaurant is now owned by John Sipe, Tom Davis, and Robin Ortman, who have more than 70 years combined management experience at Hinkle's Restaurant and the former pharmacy, as well as other operations.

Upon the announcement from the Hinkle family that the business was planning to close and sell its assets, Don and Becky Murphy, owners of Cimarron Investments, crafted a plan to acquire the real estate, the restaurant equipment, and the Hinkle name. The Murphys then worked with Sipe, Ortman, and Davis to allow the trio to maintain restaurant operations and take ownership of the business. After closing for four days to regroup, rebrand, and ramp up to continue the restaurant, Hinkle's reopened on Oct. 30. "(We had) a great sense of accomplishment and a strong customer base," Don commented. "We were able to retain most of the key restaurant staff, which was essential to the restaurant. The employees are amazing and have been tremendously helpful as we transitioned."

Sipe served as manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy and Restaurant and has more than 30 years of experience with the restaurant and kitchen management. Ortman is the former kitchen manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy Restaurant, and she has executive chef experience at Willow Valley, as well as history with the Hotel Hershey. Davis is the former store manager of Hinkle's Pharmacy, and he brings decades of experience serving the Columbia community.

Some new features are in the works for the restaurant and its menu. The restaurant is planning renovations that will increase its ability to serve larger groups and provide table service and a private dining area. The business will continue to offer a full menu, catering, and takeout service.

Customers can expect all the delicious home-cooked meals that have become the favorites of the community, plus a few new treats. The restaurant will serve most breakfast items all day. Meals are made from scratch and are affordably priced. The chefs will also try to accommodate customers' dietary requests.

Hinkle's Restaurant strives to continue to offer the friendly atmosphere that the owners say makes it the social hub of Columbia. Exemplary service is the restaurant's main focus, and the staff believes that every customer should be treated like royalty. The restaurant maintains its old-fashioned soda fountain appeal, as well as familiar faces on staff that have made the transition with the new owners.

In addition to the new restaurant features, the property owners plan to introduce a new gift shop that will feature a variety of merchandise suggested by community members, such as items that may pertain to the river trail and other local interests.

Restaurant hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays, 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The business can be reached at 717-684-2888. Customers are invited to find Hinkle's Restaurant on Facebook and visit for more information.


Golden Meadows Park Breaks Ground On Final Building November 17, 2017

Local developers Don Anderson and Mike Kellam are constructing the third and final building at Golden Meadows Park, 2301 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, in East Hempfield Township. The 12,000-square-foot, two-story building will resemble the original indoor pool building, which was constructed in 1965. "It was a unique building," Anderson commented. "We wanted to design a building with the same architectural look."

Anderson and Kellam purchased the 11.5-acre indoor/outdoor swim club in 2004. They operated the facility while building the 41,000-square-foot building that is home to Gold's Gym, Pennsylvania Specialty Pathology, Mood Salon & Spa, ALM Tax Service, and Disappearing Ink. Chesterbrook Academy joined the Golden Meadows Park Campus seven years ago, opening in 2010. The preschool continues to enjoy its state-of-the-art 13,000-square-foot building, utilizing the acres of open meadows that surround the facility.

Construction for Anderson and Kellam's final building began on Aug. 22, and the facility is expected to be ready for occupancy in January 2018. Schillaci Architects is the project architect, and TAH Construction is serving as general contractor.

No tenants have been signed to date, but Anderson and Kellam both feel there is a demand for the space. Anderson and Kellam note that the property's convenient location to Route 30 and Route 283, as well as its half-mile distance from the Lancaster General Health Suburban Pavilion, make it attractive to potential businesses. "Golden Meadows Park is zoned community business center, allowing many possible uses," explained Kellam. "(This includes) medical offices, restaurants, places of worship, retail sales, lodging, townhouses, a mixed-use building, and more."

Kellam said that he believes current tenants complement each other regarding the services offered. "We feel that a medical office would thrive at this location," he commented. "(We) were sure to include an elevator large enough to accommodate more than one wheelchair or a gurney."

Anderson noted an additional option to the property, as well. "As current tenants have shown interest in purchasing their space, we recently have created six condominiums within Golden Meadows Park's 11.5 acres," he explained.

Interested parties may now purchase space instead of renting. There is also space for a communication tower or antenna (behind the Gold's Gym building), as well as a smaller parcel directly on Harrisburg Pike that could accommodate a drive-up ATM.

Anderson and Kellam own and operate AKA Worldwide LLC, which is the managing company for Golden Meadows Park. For more information, readers may email or; call 717-208-7772, 717-314-5678, or 717-371-9726; or fax 717-392-8150.


Highspire Diner Announces New Owners November 2, 2017

Highspire Diner, 255 Second St., Highspire, is under new ownership.

Owners Andy and Julie Harmantzis have more than 30 years of experience in the business. They have owned restaurants on both the East Shore and the West Shore, and the Harmantzis family's members are longtime residents of the Middletown area.

"Come dine in an attractive 1950s original Silk City Diner and step back in time," the owners encouraged.

The diner serves homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner specials daily. For breakfast, patrons can try the eatery's popular Sideliner dish, Groff's rope sausage, or many other options. Lunch fare includes soups that are homemade daily, fresh Black Angus burgers, and a variety of soup and sandwich combos. For dinner, customers are invited to stop in for fresh-roasted turkey and beef, meatloaf with homemade mashed potatoes, or one of the diner's daily dinner specials.

Customers can end their meal on a sweet note by choosing from a selection of desserts, such as homemade pies and cakes. "Try a piece of cherry pie like Mom used to make," suggested Andy and Julie.

"We look forward to serving you," said the owners.

Highspire Diner offers a 10 percent senior citizen discount daily for individuals age 60 and up.

Highspire Diner is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays and Saturdays, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays through Fridays, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays. The diner will soon accept credit cards. The eatery may be reached at 717-939-5366. Readers may like Highspire Diner's Facebook page to view daily specials and find more information.


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


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 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 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 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


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 Additional information about the business may be found in the ad in this issue. The business may be reached at 717-445-7246.

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