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BUILDING Cacapon State Park

FOR THE FUTURE Addition to Cacapon State Park a boon to local economy


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Building for the Future: Making a Difference was produced by the staff of The Journal and the Shepherdstown Chronicle — John McVey, Samantha Cronk, Jenni Vincent, Edward Marshall, Jamie West, Ron Agnir, Chris Jackson, Tricia Fulks, Toni Milbourne, Matthew Burdette and Don Smith.

BERKELEY SPRINGS — Cacapon State Park in Morgan County already plays a very important role in the economic health of the area, and if all goes according to plan, it will play an even greater role in the not too distant future. Funding for a 67,000-square-foot expansion has been proposed for the resort that would include 82 new lodge rooms, a new dining room and lounge with a modern commercial kitchen, an indoor/outdoor pool and spa, more conference rooms and restoration work on the park’s Robert Trent Jones Sr. signature golf course. The financing for the estimated $23 million expansion will come through a state bond issue that will be backed with excess video lottery revenue. It is not known at this time when construction might begin. Led by state Sen. Herb Snyder, DJefferson, the bill dedicating the funds to Cacapon State Park was passed by both houses of the West Virginia Legislature during its recent session. At the time of this writing, the bill


was awaiting the signature of Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. Snyder has said he is confident Tomblin will sign the bill. The expansion will definitely add to the work force at the destination resort and draw larger groups to the area, impacting the Morgan County and

bathhouse with a recreation hall; stables; a games court area; trails; the original lodge; and various maintenance and supply structures. In 1956, during the administration of Gov. William Marland, the first bond sale to benefit West Virginia’s state parks funded a new lodge with 50 overnight accommodations, a dining room, game rooms and meeting facilities as well as an 11 additional cabins. In 1974, the golf course was added. During Gov. Cecil Underwood’s second administration, a conference center was added to the lodge in 1999 that seats up to about 250 guests in the main room and 35 to 75 in two smaller rooms. Over the past few years, several improvements to existing facilities have been made as well as several additions to the park’s activities and amenities, especially through the efforts of the Cacapon State Park Foundation.

acapon State Park is a place where memories are made. We have a lot of families who come back for the memories. “We were blessed with wonderful natural resources and West Virginia’s park system was a great vision in 1930s.” Tom Ambrose, park superintendent Berkeley Springs economies. With about 120 employees at peak season now, Cacapon State Park is one of Morgan Counties largest employers. Cacapon State Park is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. It officially opened on July 1, 1937. Events are planned throughout the year to observe the anniversary and the park’s annual Homecoming celebration will be on Labor Day weekend. From 1934 to 1941, members of the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the park, building 12 log cabins and six efficiency cabins; a lake and beach


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MARTINSBURG — Following is a list of major highway construction projects scheduled to begin this year, according to information provided by the West Virginia Division of Highways and from the Hagerstown Eastern Panhandle Metropolitan Planning Organization’s Transportation Improvement Plan for the 20122015 fiscal years:


BERKELEY COUNTY ¯ Replace the Grade Road bridge over the CSX railroad. ¯ Replace the Van Metre Ford bridge over the Opequon Creek on Golf Course Road. (The historic bridge will be preserved and a new bridge will be built next to it.) ¯ Improve the access road to the new Macy’s on-line fulfillment center in the Cumbo Yards industrial

park. ¯ Expand truck parking at the Interstate 81 southbound rest area and the old weigh station. ¯ Install and renovate traffic signals on the northbound ramps at the King Street and Interstate 81 interchange. ¯ Install turn lanes and traffic signals at the intersection of U.S. 11 and Giles Mill Road/Runnymeade

¯ Replace Indian Run bridge on Road in Bunker Hill. ¯ Widen, improve and construct a Oakland Road. Continuing projects include conturn at the Short Lane and W.Va. 9 struction of the new W.Va. 9 intersection. Shenandoah River bridge in Jefferson County and the new W.Va. 9 MORGAN COUNTY ¯ Replace Sleepy Creek arch from the Charles Town bypass to the Virginia line; Raleigh Street Extenbridge on River Road. ¯ Replace Oakland bridge over sion in Martinsburg; and replacing Middle Fork of Sleepy Creek on Interstate 81 bridge over U.S. 11 at Marlowe in Berkeley County. Virginia Line Road.

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started the rail project at the Martinsburg plant from the ground up. We shipped our first rail car in April 2010. We shipped coal in by train, but we didn’t ship cement out by train.”


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The park draws between 250,000 and 300,000 visitors annually. “Cacapon State Park is a place where memories are made,” said Tom Ambrose, park superintendent. “We have a lot of families who come back for the memories.” He said day use of the park’s recreation and picnic facilities and the lake are up. Cacapon is seeing a diverse demographic take advantage of the park for family activities, Ambrose said. “We were blessed with wonderful natural resources and West Virginia’s park system was a great vision in 1930s,” he said.

Essroc continues to grow, improve MARTINSBURG — The construction industry was severely hurt when the Great Recession struck, impacting the demand for building materials, such as concrete, but Essroc Italcementi Group in Martinsburg did not go into hibernation — the company continued to build for the future. “When the economy turns, we’ll be ready,” C.D. Linton, human resources manager, said in a recent interview. The international cement producer recently completed a nearly $700 million upgrade to its facility in Martinsburg and is now expanding its transportation system by building a new rail spur to the plant, which includes a modern train trestle crossing U.S. 11 in the Pikeside vicinity. Interestingly, the cement manufacturer only recently began shipping its product by rail, said Kathy Shade, senior logistics coordinator for package and rail supply at the Martinsburg facility. “I started the rail project at the Martinsburg plant from the ground up,” she explained. “We shipped our first rail car in April 2010. We shipped coal in by train, but we didn’t ship cement out by train.” About one-mile long, the doublewide rail spur will connect Essroc directly to the Winchester and Western Railroad Co. line that runs through Berkeley County, said Brian Costenbader, Essroc’s senior director of logistics. The W&W operates 54 miles of railroad from a little south of Winchester to Hagerstown with connections to CSX and Norfolk Southern railroads, according to its website. The connections with the two big East Coast railroads is the reason for the spur, Costenbader explained. Now, Essroc has direct access to CSX, he said. Essroc also trucks its products to a transloading site oper-

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ated by W&W at the old Corning plant site, he said. Construction of the rail spur began last fall and is expected to be completed by the middle of this year, Costenbader said. The cost to build the line is about $6 million, he said. He added that Essroc is spending about $7 million to upgrade the tracks within the plant and with land purchases that were necessary to construct the spur, the total investment comes to between $17 million and $18 million. The funding was entirely private, Costenbader said. Amtrac Railroad Contractors of Maryland Inc. is building the rail spur. Costenbader said the spur opens up several possibilities for not only Essroc, but for other businesses throughout the region. “It opens up the potential to bring in West Virginia coal,” he said. “Coal is trucked into the plant, but there is minimum access through CSX. The spur will open access to West Virginia coal and other coals through Norfolk Southern.” The rail spur also will take trucks off the roadways, Costenbader said. “Every rail car takes four trucks off the roads” he said. “With the rail

spur, we estimate we’ll take 8,000 coal trucks and 20,000 cement trucks off the road.” Using rail to ship product out and coal in is much more efficient economically and is the right thing to do environmentally, Costenbader said. The W&W will see more traffic, potentially boosting employment, and will make W&W more viable, opening more opportunities along its rail corridor, he said. Costenbader commended local officials for their cooperation in the planning and execution of the rail spur project. “We’ve made a long-term commitment to the community,” he said. “This is another step in that commitment. It’s an exciting time — extremely exciting.” Ranson and Charles Town priming for new economy RANSON — The city of Ranson is well beyond building for the future. It is reinventing itself, embracing new, even revolutionary concepts to meet the challenges of the changing economic terrain. Ranson’s goal is no less than to be a model rural community that is sustainable, yet profitable for developers. “Our council members have made

dynamic decisions to move forward,” said Mayor Dave Hamill. “We’re developing Ranson to accommodate its needs today and tomorrow.” Dave Mills, director of the city’s economic development authority, also credits the mayor and council with taking a proactive approach to the future of Ranson and its development. The administration realized that factories close, housing construction slows and other businesses that are thriving now might not always be as active, Mills explained. “It is the philosophy of the mayor and council that the residents are the last people to care about the city,” he said. “The city cares about itself.” To meet the challenges of the future, the city needed to be mobile, flexible and plan for the future, Mills said. Therefore, the city established its own economic development authority, the only municipality in the tri-county to do so, he said. And the city has developed a comprehensive plan for the future called Ranson Renewed, which includes redevelopment of what is called the Old Town and new development in the new parts of the city that have been annexed over the past several years.

The comprehensive plan was developed in conjunction with Charles Town, which shares a common border with Ranson as well as many of the same existing and potential challenges. Perhaps the centerpiece of the plan is the redevelopment of the Fairfax Boulevard-George Street corridor; development of an intermodal transportation center in Charles Town; and development of a form-based zoning code for Ranson. Ranson won three grants for design and engineering of the Ranson-Charles Town Green Corridor Revitalization initiative, that is Fairfax Boulevard-George Street, totaling about $1.6 million: a U.S. Department of Transportation TIGER, or Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, grant; a U.S. Housing and Urban Development Challenge grant; and a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Area Wide Brownfields Planning Assistance grant. The grants were made available through federal stimulus package programs. Ranson was one of only two cities in the country that was awarded the three grants. The other city was Denver. Ranson and Charles Town contributed matching funds for the TIGER and Challenge grants. The planning stage of the project is expected to be completed by November, if not sooner. When complete, Fairfax Boulevard and George Street from Lakland Place to the Charles Washington Commuter Center, will be transformed into not only a luxurious thoroughfare, but a “complete street,” featuring state-of-the-art green engineering and ergonomic designs. The commuter center will facilitate access to regional rail and bus transit systems for residents and workers of Ranson, Charles Town and Jefferson County. The new form-based “smart code” zoning Ranson is in the process of approving will link together a green downtown overlay district with a new zoning approach for the undeveloped, outlying areas of the city that combines neighborhood and mixed-use development with green infrastructure. Ranson officials have applied for a $23.5 million TIGER IV grant to build the future Ranson and Charles Town. With all the goundwork laid, Ranson and Charles Town will have a “shovel-ready” project, Ranson City Manager Andy Blake said. “When the economy comes back, we’ll be primed and ready,” he said.

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MARTINSBURG — Telamon Corporation helps Eastern Panhandle residents build their future by introducing a home new repair program to their popular Selfwww. Help Houstelamon. ing program. org A nonprofit organization, Telamon Corporation provides opportunity to lowand very low-income community members by helping provide better housing options through their SelfHelp Housing program and


new Purchase Repair program. “We’ve completed 75 homes to date under the Self-Help Housing program in Berkeley and Jefferson county. It is a mutual selfhelp housing where all participants work together to construct their house and work with their neighbor to construct their neighbors’ houses,” said Telamon Corporation Data Specialist Kara Hesen. Program participants supply 65 percent of the labor needed to complete all of the houses. Participants do not pay a down payment, and mortgage payments are

based on ability to pay while loans are available through the USDA Rural Development. All houses are typically constructed in 15 months. Telamon Corporation is expanding its Self-Help Housing program to include a Purchase Repair program, where instead of building a new house, participants search for a house currently on the market but in need of repair. “The Purchase Repair program is basically a program where a potential homebuyer could purchase a home that needs repairs and be able to include the repair

amount in the (USDA Rural Development) loan,” Hesen said. “With this particular program we will be able to assist them with going in and purchasing the house as well as doing the repairs to the house that need to be done,” she said. Houses chosen for the Purchase Repair program should need repair costs between $10,000 to $20,000, the house should be built prior to Jan. 1, 1978 and participants must be willing to work a minimum of 120 to 150 hours. “We want them to be in this house, repairs done,

within three months,” Hesen said. Requirements for both housing programs include applying and meeting the pre-qualification factors, which consist of meeting the income guidelines, having a stable job and acceptable credit history and be willing to work the required number of hours per week during the construction period. Telamon Corporation is hosting an information session on the Self-Help Housing programs for interested residents at 6 p.m. on April 17 at the Telamon Corporation headquarters in Martinsburg.


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Staff members at A&A Pools stand in front of the store’s ‘tiki hut’ sales counter in Martinsburg. The business’s owners are renovating a building across the street from their old location and said work is about 75 percent complete for the new store.


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MARTINSBURG — Family-owned business A&A Pools has been serving the tristate area’s pool installation and recreation needs for the past 22 years, and owners Mike and Cindy Manor felt the time was right to expand their business. Renovawww. tions to a aapools. 5,400net square-foot building, located just across Monroe Street in Martinsburg from the business’ former location, are about 75 percent complete and the owners plan to have a “re-grand opening” in early summer, Mike said. Cindy said that, in addition to renovating A&A Pools’ new building she and her husband plan to add on to what’s currently there and install outside pool displays to better show potential customers what the business can offer. “We’ve just gotten so big over the years that we just needed more room for expan-



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We w i l l g a t h e r a t 6 : 4 5 a m , E a s t e r Sunday, April 8, 2012 in the Garden of the Cross, beside the three Crosses. Please join us for this special service, c o ff e e a n d p a s t r i e s i n s i d e R o s e d a l e Funeral Home after the service. Please call for directions or information. (304) 263-4922 Speaking will be Pastor John Yost of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 700 New York Ave, in Martinsburg. Pastor John is married with three children and numerous grandchildren. He has been a resident of West Virginia most of his life. He has pastored rural and in-town churches and has been the Pastor of St. Luke’s for several years.

St. Jo seph Ro m an Catho lic Church 225 S. Queen St., M artinsburg, W V ( 304) 267-4893 A dm instrato r: V ery Rev. W illiam P . Linhares, TOR W eekend M asses: Saturdays -5:30 P M Sundays -8:30 & 11:00 A M 1:30 ( Spanish) Religio us Ed: Sundays 9:40-10:40 A M atSt. Jo seph P arish Scho o l

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Friday, March 30, 2012 — Page 9

Sound Building Vision of excellence, solid family foundation, commitment to quality MINGHINI’S GENERAL CONTRACTORS INC.

MARTINSBURG — Minghini’s General Contractors is an exemplary business, as sound as the buildings it constructs. Its business model is based on an unwavering commitment to excellence, ethical business practices, strong trade relationships www. and a faith-driven minghinis. family managecom ment team.

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Minghini’s is a lot like the buildings it constructs—starting with a passionate vision, then creating a solid foundation, next building a strong structure to last into the future. “In 1988 when Craig and I took over the company, we had a passion to continue the vision of the owner, Bruce Minghini, to construct the best buildings and offer the best value to customers,” said Berniece Collis, vice president of the company. “When customers come to us, they also have a vision of how they want their buildings to look and function. We facilitate that vision.” “We spent the next 23 years creating a solid foundation for the company through innovative management systems and a hands-on approach to quality control,” Berniece continued. “We never thought about being the biggest company or making the most profits. Our focus has always been on satisfying customers and ourselves. Along the way, we have assembled a trusted network of suppliers, subcontractors and allied professionals, who are a part of our business foundation.” The business structure is based on its local roots and bringing experience and education of the younger generation of Collises to continue the company tradition. “We are a company that has been here, our families are from here and we will remain here,” Berniece said. “It is a privilege to be a part of this community and to continue the tradition of Minghini’s, a quality contractor. We may not be the biggest, but we think we’re the best.”

Craig’s father, Boyd, was the construction supervisor for Minghini’s for many years and Craig followed in his father’s footsteps, learning the contracting business from the best. Craig eventually became Minghini’s construction supervision. Now, Craig and Berniece’s two sons, Jacob and Morgan, have come into the family business. “It is exciting to have both boys with us,” Berniece said. Three generations, who take pride in their work, share the same values. Jacob joined Minghini’s team in 2009 as project manager. He graduated magna cum laude from Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa., with a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management. After school, he worked as a project engineer for a large commercial construction company in the Baltimore/Washington area, helping to manage a variety of projects, including several apartment buildings, an assisted living facility and a precast parking garage. “Throughout my life, I have always admired my dad and his success, which led me to a career in the construction industry,” Jacob said. “Now that I am a part of the family business, I plan to continue following in my dad’s footsteps, as he followed his dad’s, and carry Minghini’s into the next generation.” Morgan came on board in 2005, working summers and completing

The third generation of Collises have joined Minghini’s General Contractors, Inc., owned by Craig and Berniece Collis. From left, Jacob, Berniece, Craig and Morgan Collis.

the on-the-job requirement for his four-year apprenticeship training in carpentry through the Associated Builders and Contractors—Cumberland Valley Chapter Barr Construction Institute. Upon finishing his training, he completed project management coursework. The Collis family forms the foundation of the Minghini’s General Contractors Inc. tradition of excellence. “The foundation is the basis on which to construct any building or build a business,” Berniece explained. “Our family has laid the foundation for the company, creating a culture of quality for which Minghini’s name has become synonymous.” Berniece and Craig form the load-baring beams of the Minghini’s company, having built upon the distinct image of the Minghini’s name. They are very much the center of the company, working with Jacob and Morgan, as they become part of the Minghini’s structure.

Their loyal employees also form integral parts of the structure. “Most of our employees have been with us since we bought the business more than two decades ago,” Berniece said. “They are proud of doing work that is a part of the community.” She emphasized that Minghini’s is not too big to do small projects and not too small to take on large projects. In fact, its bonding level has grown due to its safety record, financial strength and innovative management system. The company has clients who have been with Minghini’s since before the Collises bought the business. The Collises take a personal interest in the welfare of their clients and in their success, knowing that their facilities reflect strongly upon the character and nature of their businesses. Minghini’s specializes in commercial construction, including new buildings, major renovations, design-build, construction manage-

ment, adaptive re-use, ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) retrofits, historic renovations and long-term maintenance. Recently completed projects include classroom additions to Musselman High School, North Middle School and South Jefferson Elementary School. Current projects include the new Hedgesville Public Library and Safe Routes to School project at Spring Mills Middle School. “The finished product is what everyone sees,” Berniece said. “And it is the relationships that are built with our suppliers, quality subcontractors and discerning customers.” Grounded in their faith, the Collises strive to treat people the way they would want others to treat them. All in all, it seems to be a business model that works as this company has been chosen by The Journal’s readers over the past five years in the Readers’ Choice Survey as the Best Commercial Contractor in the region.

What makes CNB a community bank? Being a community bank means caring about the communities in which we serve because they’re not our market, they’re our home. It means understanding the needs of our customer, because they’re not our customers, they’re our neighbors, families and friends. It means making decisions that are good for the community, not just our bottom line. It means living, working, volunteering and supporting schools, businesses and organizations within our communities. It means decisions are made locally by people your know and trust, your neighbors. In short, it means being connected to our community. Stop by one of our six local branches to experience a bank that takes pride in being a community bank.

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Community Banking CNB Bank in Berkeley Springs knows the community, and community knows CNB

BERKELEY SPRINGS munity,” he said. CNB is keeping up with — Community banks offer several advantages over large the technological advances chains, said Tom Rokisky, all banks are incorporating with their traditional president and chief services, Rokisky executive officer of explained, like mobile CNB Bank Inc. and Internet banking, “The big advanbut it is the quality of tage is we know the customer service our customers and that sets CNB apart. they know us,” he www. “Our customers deal said. “We have cnbwv. with people they know more than a bankcom and trust, that they see ing relationship at the store and ball with our customers — we have a personal rela- games,” he said. “And we have the best team of directionship.” CNB has been an inde- tors, local management and pendent, community bank staff, who are all committed since 1934, said Rokisky, to quality of service.” Even after 42 years in who has been with the bank banking, Rokisky’s door is for 22 years. With its main office in always open, he pointed out, Berkeley Springs, CNB has and he answers his own five branches in Morgan and phone. But, dedicated, committed Berkeley counties as well as employees are the key to Hancock, Md. Rokisky also is proud of CNB’s success, Rokisky the fact that CNB gives a lot insisted. “The value of our products back to the community through supporting local are better than the competinonprofits and through the tion’s,” he added. “We have volunteer work of the bank’s to have fees, but we provide value for those fees. I think employees. “We’re a part of the com- customers understand that.”



CNB has fared well despite the recession and the financial crisis, Rokisky said. “What we did was we went out to help customers get through the tough times,” he said. “We began that early in the downturn. We were proactive. We’re here to help where we can.” Although community banks were lumped in with the huge, megabanks that were at the center of the financial crisis of the Great Recession, local banks did not cause the problems, Rokisky emphasized. Regardless, CNB and other community banks have had to rebuild loyalty and confidence in financial institutions, he said. Through it all, the number of CNB’s customers actually increased a little as consumers moved away from the big banks and to their local banks, he said. “We’ve taken care of our customer base and stayed strong,” Rokisky said. “From a financial standpoint, reports from the industry say

we ranked very well among our peers.” He is confident CNB will remain financially sound for the long term. The bank always looks at opportunities for growth, but does not over-extend itself, keeping investments in the community and providing all services at a better value. “We’re fortunate to live in an area where the potential for growth is very good,” Rokisky said, noting that the expansion at Cacapon State Park in Morgan County and the opening of the Macy’s online fulfillment center in Berkeley County will give the region an economic boost. He also said that community banks throughout West Virginia weathered the recession’s storm well. He was not aware of any bank closings in the state. “I’m optimistic about the outlook for community banks,” Rokisky said. “We want to help, to make communities better, to make the future brighter.”

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CHARLES TOWN — Even before opening a Charles Town store in 2001, Frances “Fran” Malick and her husband, Randy, had earned a reputation for running a quality flooring business because of their dedication to customers. Tradewinds Floors Inc. sells and installs virtually any commercial or residential floor covering need imaginable and has won The Journal’s Readers’ Choice award www. for floor covtrade ering busiwinds nesses three floors. years in a com row. “Customer service, customer satisfaction is our No. 1 priority. It’s all about the customer and a total, good experience,” Fran said. “Everything is about customer service, making sure that customer is happy and that they’re going to tell their friends just how wonderful things have been and about their experience here … Word of mouth is the best way to have things.” The Malicks have been in the flooring business for more than 25 years, and they’ve been working with many of the same subcontractors — many of whom employ local workers — for years. Some repeat customers even ask for the same subcontractors because of the quality of work they did the first time, Fran said. Because of the attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction at Tradewinds Floors Inc., Fran thinks she could probably count on her fingers how many times a customer has been dissatisfied with a job. “We just don’t have callbacks and problems. If we do, we address them immediately to the customer’s satisfaction, that’s part of what (customer service) is,” she said. “That’s




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what’s missing in the industry … If you go into these box stores, they don’t have that quality control. Nobody steps up to the plate to take responsibility. If we’ve done something, hey, we’ll be the first ones to say so.” In terms of jobs Tradewinds Floors Inc. will take, the business can provide both residential and commercial flooring needs. The business has even done work for local businesses like Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, Fran said. Types of flooring range from carpet, vinyl, hardwood, laminate and ceramic tiles, and the business offers design services, as well. “The best thing we do is we offer design service, especially for custom homes and custom bathroom designs. We do a lot of that work and I’m very proud of that service,” Fran said. “We can bring a package together for the customer to fine-tune what they’re looking for and what they want to experience in whatever the area might be.” Tradewinds Floors Inc. is located at 202 W. Washington St., Charles Town, and can be contacted at 304-7289980. The business hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and by appointment for after hours consultations. Additional information is available online at

ustomer service, customer satisfaction is our No. 1 priority. It’s all about the customer and a total, good experience. Everything is about customer service, making sure that customer is happy and that they’re going to tell their friends just how wonderful things have been and about their experience here … Word of mouth is the best way to have things. The best thing we do is we offer design service, especially for custom homes and custom bathroom designs. We do a lot of that work and I’m very proud of that service.” Frances “Fran” Malick, owner

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Job Training

Program offers women non-traditional career paths in the Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG — The sounds of construction work echo outside of James Rumsey Technical Institute as the Step-Up for Women program students work on building sheds to develop their trade skills. The Step-Up for Women program, www. provided through wv West Virginia women Women Work, is a work. state-funded, nonorg profit program offered to area women. “What we do is provide job training for women, and it’s kind of unique because we provide training in the construction trades. They learn entry-level skills in the trades of construction and electrical,” said Melissa Pletcher, program coordinator for Step-Up for Women. As a new addition, students will be able to learn entry-level skills in plumbing beginning this current spring semester. The Step-Up for Women program has been located at James Rumsey for the last six years and is a 11-week program offered to women ages 18 and older. Students receive on-the-job training by participating through job shadows with local companies as well as working on various projects with community groups. This semester, Step-Up students will build cabins and a pavilion for the Eagles’ Wing Girls and Horses summer camp to receive job site training and experience. “Our program will bring in those women in who don’t have the time or monetary resources to go back to school for two or four additional years. They have to provide for their families now. We make the option available to them in three



months to gain some marketable, entry-level skills to put them to work,” Pletcher said. In addition to hands-on education, the women enrolled also receive a math refresher course, an introduction to heavy equipment and instruction on how to market their skills to potential employers in job interviews and resume writing guidance. “When they complete the program, there is a number of opportunities that are available to them. The students can take the plumbing and electrical exams to obtain their apprentice license,” Pletcher said.

hat we do is provide job training for women, and it’s kind of unique because we provide training in the construction trades. They learn entry-level skills in the trades of construction and electrical. Our program will bring in those women in who don’t have the time or monetary resources to go back to school for two or four additional years. They have to provide for their families now. We make the option available to them in three months to gain some marketable, entry-level skills to put them to work.” Melissa Pletcher, program coordinator for Step-Up for Women

“We also provide them the avenues necessary on how to apply and to get into the various trade unions, such as carpentry, electrical and operating engineers just to name a few. Some students also choose to work for local private contractors as well,” she said. Pletcher said the Step-Up for Women has a 75 to 80 percent job placement for graduates. More information on the StepUp for Women program or enrollment for the summer 2012 or fall 2012 semester is available by contacting Pletcher at 304-754-9258 or


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HAGERSTOWN — hair replacements. We have Carol Craig, owner of Hair a solution to every hair loss After Style Quarters, offers problem,” Craig said. Craig is proud of the fact Maryland and Eastern Panthat her facility offers handle community a product called members a personCyberhair, which is a al and knowledgecustom hairpiece that able atmosphere emulates real hair in for hair restoration texture, color, feel services. and moisture retenHair After Style tion. Hair After Style Quarters services after Quarters is the only men and women style establishment in experiencing thinquarters. Maryland to offer ning hair or hair com Cyberhair. loss for any reason, To prepare for their including age, hereditary predisposition or Cyberhair hair replacement, clients pick out a style and medical illness. “We try to have all the color similar to their hair and options that are offered in at the point when their hair



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lost in the area to which it’s lost. So if someone doesn’t have enough donor hair to get anymore or can’t afford it — it costs about $7,000 to get a hairline done — we’ll add more hair to the (existing) transplant hair,” Craig said. While helping clients deal with their hair loss, Craig said she and the staff often make personal connections and relationships with the people they are working with. “That’s the most important thing. You have to show concern for their need and be able to answer that need,” Craig said.

ou can replace hair in many way. A full wig is only one way. (With Micro Point Link) we can replace hair that is lost in the area to which it’s lost. So if someone doesn’t have enough donor hair to get anymore or can’t afford it — it costs about $7,000 to get a hairline done — we’ll add more hair to the (existing) transplant hair.” Carol Craig, owner of Hair After Style Quarters


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Well-Respected Patriot Auction Center offers quality service

MARTINSBURG —For more than a decade, Patriot Auction Center has been a trusted and well-respected auction center located in the local community. Located at 615 W. King St. in Martinsburg, Patriot Auction Center features www. about 7,000 auctionzip. square feet of auccom/wvtion space. The auctioneers/ auction house 957 offers services mainly by appointment, scheduling a sale the third Sunday of every month. “We’re full-service estate liquidation. Generally, with an auction, the person would bring in merchandise that they want to sell, need to sell or no longer need, and we agree on a commission,” owner William Cafferky said. “Everything sells without reserve ... They bring it in, we clean it up, set it up, advertise it, preview it, show the world what they’ve got and then invite everybody on sale day.” Cafferky started the business 12 years ago in Ranson and later moved Patriot Auction Center to its current location in Martinsburg in October 2007. Cafferky said the advantage of using the center is that the merchandise is advertised right and brings in what it’s worth, often times better. “As far as this business goes, if it’s advertised correctly and sold correctly —and it is — then that’s the best money you are going to get. My motto is I sell everything like it’s my mother’s and I can’t do any better a job,” Cafferky said. Whether they are wholesale dealers who buy to resell or families who have had a loved one pass away, Cafferky said most people generally don’t want to try to auction of their merchandise themselves. With the Patriot Auction Center, the merchandise is advertised for three weeks before any scheduled auction. “It’s zero pressure for the people and zero labor. It’s the easiest and most effective way to liquidate,” Cafferky said. “... Honestly, the people that come here on a continual basis know that if it’s in this building it’s for



Patriot Auction Center offers many items, including these, which will be auctioned at 11 a.m. April 15.

sale. There’s no games, there’s no hidden agendas. If it’s in here, it’s going to be sold to the highest bidder, so they know they are not wasting their time by coming here.” Cafferky entered the auction business after becoming an apprentice under the late Donnie Hockman, a well-known local auctioneer. The reason why Cafferky decided to enter the auction business involves quite a personal story. When his son was born in 1998, he was diagnosed with a serious heart condition. A collector his whole life, Cafferky didn’t have enough money to pay his son’s medical expenses, so he hired Hockman to auction off everything he owned. “I stood there and watched him sell it all and at that time I said ‘Well, if he can do that I can do that and I’m going to get my stuff back’,” Cafferky said. “That’s pretty much the fuel for my fire.” Cafferky said the thing he

enjoys most about the business he runs is not only the many different kinds of people who come to the auction center, but the many different items he has seen over the years. “There’s a million different kind of people who come in here, but also, moreover, I’m a history nut ... you just continually learn every single day and there’s always surprises,” Cafferky said. A typical auction at Patriot Auction Center can draw an average of anywhere between 200 to 400 people depending on the size of the sale. Besides local residents, Cafferky said people from as far away as Ohio, South Carolina, Washington, D.C, and Baltimore regularly attend auctions. “It’s extremely important to me that I make it worth your while coming. I seek out the unique and the not-often-seen merchandise,” Cafferky said. “Every sale they come to they know they are going to see things that they just don’t see anywhere.”

e’re full-service estate liquidation. Generally, with an auction, the person would bring in merchandise that they want to sell, need to sell or no longer need, and we agree on a commission. Everything sells without reserve ... They bring it in, we clean it up, set it up, advertise it, preview it, show the world what they’ve got and then invite everybody on sale day. It’s zero pressure for the people and zero labor. It’s the easiest and most effective way to liquidate. ... Honestly, the people that come here on a continual basis know that if it’s in this building it’s for sale. There’s no games, there’s no hidden agendas. If it’s in here, it’s going to be sold to the highest bidder, so they know they are not wasting their time by coming here.” William Cafferky, owner


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Every Day! The Journal continues tradition of excellence

Over the last year, many exciting changes have occurred in the Eastern Panhandle. The Macy’s construction project has continued and is nearing complewww. tion, as is journalthe Raleigh news. Street net Extension. and West Vircu. ginia Unijournalversity pitals-East has greatly expanded its services and facilities and a new hospital is about to open in Berkeley Springs. In Jefferson County, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town races continues to draw in thousands of people to the area, and the new portion of W.Va. 9 has connected Berkeley and Jefferson counties like never before. News of these exciting developments and many more in between all have been brought to the more than 35,000 print and online readers of The Journal every day.


Content Last year, The Journal added several features to its online and print products, including a weekly Home Owners Association page, a twice-yearly 101 Things to Do special section and weekly food inspection reports among others. The HOA page has particularly drawn interest, due to the vast amount of associations in the Eastern Panhandle. “This has been really good for us,” said Journal Publisher Craig Bartoldson. “A large portion of our new residents live in HOA communities. They are basically small governments within our existing structures. They have unique problems, management problems, governing problems within their own neighborhoods. We’re concerned with things like the Chesapeake Bay initiative, which could affect these HOA communities.” “We’ve worked with the Jefferson County Organization of Homeowners Associations Inc. as they changed to the Eastern Panhandle Organization of Homeowners Associations Inc.,” Bartoldson said. “We’re working to really bring awareness to how large of an issues these HOAs are in the area. We have one of the largest groups of HOAs here in the entire state. Our intention is education as well as making sure the government works with these groups.”

Martinsburg resident Craig Orr looks over books on sale during the recent Newspapers in Education Book Sale.

This year, the newspaper has plans to add additional weekly features and special publications. Online The Journal continues to bolster its Web offerings, which includes its photosharing website and social media offerings on Facebook and Twitter. Readers can register on either social media site to follow The Journal, which offers local and national breaking-news alerts. The newspaper also has increased its online video offerings and has plans for additional Web and Webexclusive content in the coming months. Also, The Journal and, the worldwide leader in Internet advertising for job opportunities, joined in a strategic partnership that provides industry-leading recruitment advertising for companies seeking employees and state-of-the-art resume submission for job seekers. The partnership kicked off in November and has been a great success. “We are one of the most active recruitment websites in the area, with people posting resumes and employers posting jobs,” Bartoldson said. “It is going really well. It (Monster) is a good solid name that people know, and that’s a big thing.” Commitment to the Community Every year, The Journal offers the community a vari-

ety of printed and online special sections as well as many community services through its Newspapers in Education, Warm the Children and Unsung Heroes programs. The NIE program supports local schoolchildren by providing newspapers to public classrooms in Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties. “It’s important to have newspapers in the classrooms. Young people need to know what is going on in the world, they need to be prepared for when they grow up. We want this to be a public service to our Eastern Panhandle students and teachers,” said NIE coordinator Pam Cook. In addition to that service, though, the program sponsors the annual Tri-County Spelling Bee. Each year, proceeds from NIE-sponsored events are used to pay for the tri-county winner and their family members to attend the national spelling bee in Washington, D.C. The program has sponsored the spelling bee for more than 20 years. Cook also hosts a variety of other events throughout the year, including used book sales at the Martinsburg Mall, craft sales, multiple cruise-ins for all types of vehicles and an annual pet food drive that benefits the Berkeley County Humane Society. It doesn’t end there, though, for Cook. Each October, she organizes and helps to execute The Journal’s Warm the Children

campaign. The program, now in its 16th year, provides warm coats and other clothing to needy children in the Eastern Panhandle. Last year, the program serviced nearly 700 families, a new record. “Warm the Children had the biggest year ever,” Bartoldson said. “The program remains very strong, and we’re committed to helping the community and filling this great need.” Another popular feature in The Journal is its annual Unsung Heroes series. Each year, from Memorial Day to Veterans Day, the newspaper features veteran profiles every Monday. When the feature runs its course for the year, The Journal honors each veteran at a banquet, presenting them with a plaque to commemorate their services to the country and their inclusion as an Unsung Hero. Advertising Opportunities The Journal continues to offer a variety of advertising opportunities for local and national businesses. “We’re excited about the 13,000 readers online,” said Journal Advertising Director Judy Gelestor. “We are offering several online packages, including skyscrapers, videos and rectangles.” “We are excited to offer the business community new and existing marketing initiatives,” Gelestor said. “We have everything covered from small businesses to corporations. We have directories in our classified section,


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brand builders and products for those interested in attracting the coupon clippers.” Gelestor also notes The Journal’s relationship with The Shepherdstown Chronicle. “I’m surprised people do not know that we publish The Chronicle and also offer advertising opportunities there,” she said. “This is yet another way we offer our advertis-

ers a chance to reach out to the community.” The Journal’s Martinsburg office is located at 207 W. King St., and its Charles Town office is located at 122 N. Charles St. The Journal can be reached by calling 304263-8931 or 1-800-4481895. Its website is and its photo sharing website is

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Family Owned

Big or small, Edwards Auction Service will sell it all

HEDGESVILLE —Big or small, Edwards Auction Service will sell it all. Founded in 1962 by Jim Edwards, the family owned auction service located in Hedgesville is an all-purwww. pose auction dukes service able auctions. to handle net anyone’s auction needs. Robert G. “Duke” Edwards, son of Jim Edwards, recently took over the business a few years ago and he and his wife, Mary Anne, currently run the business. “Mostly we handle any type of auction,” Mary Anne said. “We do estate auctions, real estate, farm and live stock, antiques, household, firearms and charity auctions.” She said the business is there to work for its customers to get them the most out of their goods. Fairminded, the business doesn’t charge a buyer’s premium. The business itself is not an auction house, but rather travels to the seller’s location to perform the auction. The business will meet with sellers, take inventory and prepare for auction day. Preparations include promoting customers’ auctions locally through advertising, as well as promoting auctions to out of town buyers through its website, www., and via its listing on A full staff is provided the day of the auc-


Edwards Auction Service offers many items, including this, which will be auctioned at 10:30 a.m. April 7.

tion to set up and run the auction on location. “We’re there to work for them, to get them the most out of their goods ... We try to get the most for their money,” Mary Anne said. “... We travel to their to home, to either where the real estate would be or their

personal property is.” Sellers are only responsible for the payment of a commission, advertising and labor. “We pretty much handle everything. We have guys that work for us ... They can box the items up. If there’s a whole house full of items, they can get everything out that morning and then hold the items up for the crowds to see,” Mary Anne said. The business is able to host auctions both locally and out of state. It’s licensed in Virginia and can also pro-

vide auction services in Maryland. The farthest the business has been asked to travel is Florida. Auctions typically garner rather large crowds. At at recent equipment auction performed by the business, the crowd swelled to about 1,500 people. The average auction can see a crowd of a least a few hundred people. “I think that we are fair and honest and trustworthy. That is our biggest thing,” Mary Anne said.



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