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Published by                                  The Catoctin Banner Newspaper                                  February 2018             Page 11
            Nu-Way Master Dr y Cleaners                                                New Business is Business as Usual

            Opens in Thurmont                                                          at J&B Real Estate

               Elizabeth Swindells                                                        In small                         Photo by Deb Abraham Spalding  of the
                                                                                       towns,                                                     community,
               Thurmont town                                   Photo by Deb Abraham Spalding
            officials were on hand                                                     businesses                                                 my family
                                                                                                                                                  and friends, I
            on Saturday, January                                                       come and go.                                               would not be
            20, 2018, for the                                                          Times change,                                              where I am
            official ribbon-cutting                                                    people move.                                               today. I am
            for the new business                                                       It’s a special                                             so thankful
            Nu-Way Master Dry                                                          thing when a                                               for all of my
            Cleaners at 12 E. Main                                                     business can                                               clients—past,
            Street in Thurmont.                                                        set up shop                                                present,
            Thurmont’s location                                                        and serve a                                                and future.
            is the sixth location                                                      community                                                  Referrals
            opened by owner,                                                           and its                                                    are a large
            Ascohi Kassabian.                                                          people for        Cindy Grimes and Bonita Smith of J&B Real Estate.  part of my
            The successful, family-                                                    generations,                                               business and
            owned and operated                                                         which is why we are happy to          that means the world to me. I look
            business already has                                                       announce that, after thirty-seven     forward to continuing the standard
            bustling locations      Pictured are Makayla Eibert, Katy Bowers, Ascohi Kassabian, and   years of faithfully serving our   of service everyone has come to
                                                       Carol Manns.
            in Waynesboro,                                                             community, Bonita Smith of J&B        expect from J&B Real Estate.”
            Greencastle, and Chambersburg,        were able to restore the color and,   Real Estate is stepping down as         Despite being a small-town agent,
            Pennsylvania, as well as two          in-turn, restore the gown’s former   owner/broker and passing the reigns   Cindy sold 15.2 million in real estate
            convenient locations to service our   beauty! Do not forget to ask them    into the very qualified hands of      in 2017. That is an impressive total,
            military personnel, one is located    about their preservation services.   long-time local agent, Cindy Grimes.  especially when looking at it from
            inside Carlisle Barracks Military     Also, for your convenience, Nu-way      J&B opened its doors in 1981,      the perspective that she is serving
            Base and the other is located with-in   offers pick-up and drop-off services   when Jim and Bonita Smith, who    clients who live in, or are moving
            Fort Detrick. Nu-Way is so proud      to both residential and commercial   both had their real estate licenses   to, small towns or rural areas. She
            to serve those who serve us by        locations at no extra cost.          in Howard County, moved back          works hard for her clients. “I am
            ensuring that our servicemen always     With competitive rates, an         to their hometown of Thurmont.        vested in my clients and care about
            look their best in clean and pressed   astoundingly quick turn-around      Bonita Feeser and Jim Smith, of       their real estate experience. I want
            uniforms.                             time, and an attention-to-detail that   the Hillside Turkey Farm Smiths,   to make sure they enjoy a smooth
               Ascohi has twenty-two years of     goes unmatched, you would be right   met in school and graduated from      transaction.”
            experience, providing customers with   to trust your business with Nu-Way.   Thurmont High School. Noticing         Regarding the future of the
            quality services and a very friendly   Be sure to check out their website   a lack of real estate options in     business, Cindy is optimistic.
            staff. In addition to dry-cleaning, Nu-  at, which   the area, they decided to move       Currently, J&B is licensed in both
            Way offers a wash-and-fold laundry    offers details on locations, store   back home. Now, after running         Maryland and Pennsylvania, with
            service, uniform cleaning, uniform    hours, contact information, rates,   a successful business for decades,    six agents in the office. Cindy
            tailoring, clothing alterations,      and coupons.                         Bonita, though not retiring, intends   plans to expand the team, both by
            clothing repairs, shoe repair, leather   In Thurmont, Nu-Way is open       to free up some time for gardening,   bringing in new agents, as well as
            care, suede care, linens, garment     from 7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mondays    traveling, and taking care of her     growing the area in which they do
            weaving, wedding gown cleaning,       through Fridays. They are also open   chickens.                            business.
            and more! On one occasion, a          Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.     You might recognize Cindy             Cindy shared that there are
            woman brought in a gown that,         Nu-Way is closed on Sundays. Call    Grimes as a familiar face around the   some pending changes within the
            over the course of forty years, had   the Thurmont location at 240-288-    area. Cindy started as a salesperson   profession that will streamline
            yellowed. Nu-Way staff members        7163 with any questions.             with J&B in December of 2006,         things for realtors in the future. This
                                                                                       received her Associate Broker license   will carry through to clients being
                 Your Paper  —  Your News!                                             in April 2017, and became a broker    more informed and enjoying an even
                 Send Us Your Good News! Deadline for submission is on                 in December of 2017. This allowed     easier real estate buying or selling
                   or before the 15  of the month prior to the issue month.            the transition to be finalized, and   experience. By staying in touch
                            • •                             Cindy took ownership on January 1,    with modern trends, training, and
                                                                                       2018. Bonita will continue to be a    information, Cindy hopes to make
                                                                                       presence around the office, assuming   J&B an attractive option for realtors
                                                                                       the role of associate broker.         looking to grow and develop their
                                                                                          Having been a part of the          own careers.
                                                                                       industry and the area for so many        For more information about
                                                                                       years, Cindy has great respect for    J&B or to contact them, visit their
                                                                                       both the community and the people     offices at 13 ½ Water Street in
                                                                                       in it. She knows how valuable it is   Thurmont, call 301-271-3487 x
                                                                                       to build and maintain an honest,      24 or 301-788-5354, or visit www.
                                                                                       hardworking reputation as a local
                                                                                       business, and is grateful to have had    J&B Real Estate has been a long-
                                                                                       the opportunity to do so.             standing advertiser in The Catoctin
                                                                                          About the transition, she said,    Banner. We greatly appreciate their
                                                                                       “Without the extraordinary support    support.

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