Hops for a Good Summer

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County. This week we want to share with you more about the Farm that brings us entertainment, great food, drinks and live music.

You heard that right, a farm that does all this! Kissel Valley Farm is one of a kind right in our backyard. Located at 645 East Oregon Road in Lititz you will find home to this wonderful farm. At the farm you will find a few things from 21 acres that provide the perfect sunset view, to a farmhouse from the 1800s giving you a taste of our rich history. You can also enjoy their vineyard. This is a partnership with Waltz Vineyards where they work to create delicious wines for Lancaster patrons and visitors to enjoy regularly. If you have not already be sure to check out our blog on wineries and vineyards within Lancaster County! While walking around the farm be sure to take in the breathtaking wildlife as they have created a 3 acre wildflower field not only for patrons to enjoy the beauty of the floral colors in bloom but to help rebuild and support the pollination within Lancaster County. 

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While Kissel Valley Farm provides a variety of breathtaking views, incredible scenery, historic buildings and local partnerships it also works to provide the Lancaster community activities, events and enjoyment all year round. One thing they are known for is the Pop-Up Beer Gardens. In 2019 Kissel Valley Farm partnered with Wyndridge Farm Brewing for their pop-ups; they did it again in 2020…do you think there might be a pop-up partnership this year? One can hope! 

The pop-ups were weekends long providing individuals opportunities to get to the event or even go a few times. Every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of August and September you could go to Kissel Valley Farm for the free event. When on the farm you had the opportunity to taste and enjoy beers and ciders from Wyndridge as well as amazing food from local food trucks. These pop-ups were great ways to get together with friends, enjoy the outdoors, support the locals, and soak in the last weekends of summer.

If you got to the pop-ups at the right time you might be able to enjoy live music and entertainment from our Lancaster community as well as yard games. If you attended a pop-up beer garden you would see patrons sitting on beach chairs, towels and blankets. You would hear instruments, laughter, and gulps. These weekends were times that brought the Lancaster Community together full of joy and fun. This year the pop-up partnership is with Bulls Head Beer Garden, and…it already started! A video was recently posted about smoothing out the lawn for upcoming beer garden pop-ups with Bulls Head Public House throughout the weekends of May through October, more time to enjoy! 

Admissions is five dollars and children 12 and under are free. There will be a rotating mobile beer tap, wine and cocktails too, providing a taste for everyone who attends! 

If you are thinking about heading to the garden this weekend or maybe a couple times this summer be sure to bring your admissions fee, something to sit on because picnic tables are limited. Do not bring outside concessions but do support the local businesses, food trucks or catering of the weekend for delicious meals and snacks. Be sure to bring sunscreen as the summer months get closer. It will be getting warmer and stay hydrated with water and lotion to protect yourself! 

What seems like a new yearly tradition is one to be sure to make note of, it is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery and time with your friends.

Finding local events in Lancaster is not hard, so many companies and businesses work to bring the community together through food, drinks, entertainment and more. This is one of the many reasons why Lancaster County is truly one of a kind! A space for all to enjoy, where everyone can find things to do, try new places and meet new people. Our County is full of Local Secrets making it a unique and special place to be a part of.

Have you heard of a local event happening in the summer of 2021? Let me know about it, I would love to check it out! 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can explore the outdoor events and spaces of Lancaster any day of the week! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit the Wolf and Webb team on our website. Wolf and Webb: Where People are the Key!

I Like You Choco-LOT

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about Chocolate!

Not just any chocolate Wilbur buds chocolate! Founded in 1865 this fan favorite brand has been a Lancaster staple, and a staple for people all over the country and I would even say world! You can buy the chocolate at retailers in the United States and online through their site or mass sites like Amazon too!

Henry Oscar Wilbur’s manufacturing company is in Lititz! Every year millions of pounds of chocolate treats are created for all to enjoy. In 2016 the factory closed, after 125 years of chocolate making production needed an uptick in tools and speed. Cargill’s took over chocolate making in Mount Joy, another location in Lititz, Hazelton and two locations in Canada. If you go to the Wilbur Chocolate Factory in Lititz you can take the museum tour to learn the history of the company while also getting to see how the chocolate is made and antique tools that were used. 

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Wilbur does not just make buds but those are the most popular of the candies made which were introduced in 1893 and talk about a long history of tasty! The buds are named after flower buds because of the way they look and the mold used to create the chocolates are very similar to a real flower bud. Nowadays Wilbur Chocolate has a handful of products for patrons to enjoy. With the classic buds there are also chocolate covered fruits, nuts and more, cocoa, chocolate chips and even coffee!

While the taste of these sweet treats will clearly show you how this company has been a treasured treat of so many for such a long time another reason I think they are successful is the Cargill Cocoa Promise that they have. The company has a commitment to using and working with sustainable cocoa farming, focusing on community impact! A way to know that your purchase is helping communities is looking for the UTZ Certified logo or a marking that says The Cargill Cocoa Promise. When you buy a product like this you are helping sustain the cocoa farming. The Wilbur company works to provide the farmers with education and skills through training programs, schools for children, health care and nutritional guidance support for the Cocoa communities. 

While you can buy products online through Wilbur’s site, commercial sites and at some commercial stores I suggest going to the Wilbur Chocolate Retail Store to shop around. Located at 45 North Broad Street in Lititz. You can shop around Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm giving you so much time to peruse the chocolatey treats. Due to Covid the retail shop has changed their daily shopping to meet the guidelines and regulations while also giving multiple options for their patrons to shop comfortably from offering curbside pick-up, to 30 minute sanitizing shifts. When you are wanting to use the curbside option you can call ahead to order your treats so that they are ready for you when you pull up. Ready to take home your tasty treats and gifts? Sometimes stocking up during your shopping spree you will need to know how to properly store the chocolate so that it does not go to waste. Chocolate from Wilbur should be stored at temperatures around 65 degrees Farengeitte and not go over 70 degrees. If it does go to 70 degrees you may be reducing the shelf life of you goodies. If you are storing properly these treats could have a shelf life from nine to eighteen months depending on the products you picked up. 

If you are a baker or wanting to improve your baking skills Wilbur is a perfect stop for creating delicious chocolate treats. You can purchase products from the retail store that you can bake with such as cocoa butter bases and confectionery products. Check out their website section titled working with chocolate for all the tips and tricks you would need to make a delicious dessert for your next family birthday or backyard barbeque ! 

If you have never tried a chocolate treat from Wilbur let me tell you…you are missing out! Wilbur is a great gift idea for friends and loved ones too. If you have a friend or family member that is a new home buyer maybe you get them Wilbur coffee and a set of mugs or some buds with tulip buds for their garden. The options to mix and match these sweet treats with a home decor gift are millions. Or if you are looking for a day out and want to dive into another piece of Lancaster History head over to the old Wilbur Factory for a Museum tour, it will not disappoint. Seeing the history of chocolate making is truly fascinating. 

While the buds are a classic and come in milk, dark and semi-sweet flavors Wilbur has so much more to offer. A fan favorite are their English Toffee dipped chocolates, chocolate covered peanut butter ritz crackers, chocolate covered oreos and Lititz sweet/salty bark. What is your go to Wilbur order? 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy delicious chocolate treats whenever your heart desires! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit the Wolf and Webb team-no home is too big or too small for our team. Wolf and Webb: Where People are the Key!

Four Legged Friends

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the best stop to shop, parks and training for our four legged friends both cats and dogs….let’s run in! 

Basset and Lab is located at 1352 Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. They are open Tuesdays through Sundays providing you opportunity to shop for retail, and incredible foods. Basset and Lab provide their patrons a lot of opportunities for you to meet the needs of your four legged family members. The owners of this shop have four legged members of their family so they truly make this a personalized experience creating an exciting space to enjoy meeting all of your needs. Within the shop you will find healthy food options for cats and dogs as well as specialty treats made in the shop. You will also have the opportunity to shop for toys that are non-toxic! When you walk into Basset and Lab you feel as though you are in a bakery looking at the show window of all the treats. When you see them you will think they are for humans, that is how good they look and smell, yet it is for your pet to enjoy. This is how you know the products are well made with attention to detail and care! 

Their website is also easy to use if you want to check out what products they offer, you can shop by vendor from dry, wet, raw or dehydrated foods. There is also a section for treats and supplements such a wide variety you are sure to meet the needs of your four legged pal! On their website you will also see a kitchen section, where there are cakes, bakery and deli. This is a great way to view what they might have available. But if you ask me definitely make it a point to head over to Basset and Lab shop location see for yourself this one of a kind experience. You will not want to miss all that they have to offer! The staff is incredibly knowledgeable, creative and kind truly providing an enjoyable, clean experience to each of their customers. For more information before swinging over to their retail store you can email, call or fill out an inquiry form on their website. 

Something I believe is great about this luxury pet shop is it can provide you the opportunity to get a thoughtful gift for a loved one. You can stop over and get some treats or toys for a new neighbor that has pets. A great way to welcome them into the neighborhood and our wonderful community! If you are not from Lancaster County do not worry, Basset and Lab offers shipping across the nation! If you are a Lancaster neighbor and are interested in checking out this gem head over soon you will be hooked and make it your new spot to shop! The business also offers you the opportunity to have local delivery or in store pickup. 

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

After treating your pup to a delicious treat or stocking up on some great food for them, maybe you want to take them to move around and get some exercise. The first park is located in Manheim Township though that does not mean you can just pull up with your favorite pup. Overlook Dog Park is located within the Manheim Township Recreation and Park at 1241 Lititz Pike within Lancaster County. You need to be a member to use this park with your dog and to do that you can register to receive access to the park. It is a great space for your dog to exercise, meeting other pets off the leash is allowed and a great way for you to meet some of your neighbors! The dog park started through a community effort to ensure safety and fun for our furry friends. The Manheim Township Dog Owners Group works with the park and recreation to manage the space help with registration and facility access. Being a member park this ensures that all the furry friends your pump meets are vaccinated and follow the policies. The park is also open in the winter so as the warm weather approaches and you are excited to get your pup out keep it in the back of your head that you can also enjoy this space bundled up too! 

The second dog park in Lancaster County that is a must go is Beau’s Dream Dog Park within Buchanan Park. And let me tell you the name is truly perfect, this park is a dream, it is incredible! The park has small and large spaces for your pups to play, they can swim around in some water wading pools, run through a tunnel or play with a tennis ball tree! It is free for all dog owners and lovers to use and maintained by the City of Lancaster it is kept clean and updated. While your four legged friend is enjoying the space you can enjoy some shade in the seating area or take a ball and throw it around the turf with your pup. Leave the toys at home and take a ride to Beau’s Dream Park. Your pup will love it, truly a dream vacation right in your backyard for your dog!  

Here at Wolf and Webb Realtors we not only help you sell or buy a home but work to bring you a personalized experience where you too can come to love our wonderful County! Check out our YouTube to see some of the luxury homes we have helped our neighbors find. 

Realize your pup was not on their best behavior at the park? Or maybe you saw a dog so well trained you are questioning if you should teach your furry love some new tactics? Look no further than The Zen Dog Den. The business is run by certified dog trainer Cherisse Feddock plus two other fabulous behavioral trainers Stacey Samii and Kelcy Waller. Everyone works as a team to help families achieve peace and happiness with their dogs inside and outside the home. The dog trainer Cherisse has been working with four legged friends as a foster pet parent, walker, educator, and trainer while also promoting pet adoption. The team has years of experience and expertise to help you and your pup be the best they can be! Cherisse has also worked with trainers across the world such as Cesar Millan.

The approach of the Zen Dog Den is to not only train but train by focusing on behavioral, instinctual and primal approaches which is truly remarkable and creates a different experience for the dog as well as the owner long after they have completed the program. Owners learn to truly understand their four legged family and build on methods that can be practiced in multiple settings. Through the work of the trainers, you and your family will be forever grateful as you learn and adapt to understand and connect with your pup. There are multiple types of services and training you can request from refreshers to a brand new owner. All of the training is done in-home so it is personal and convenient for clients, not to mention that most of the unwanted behavior occurs in the home in the first place.

Something that is a crowd favorite is the Zen Dog Pack Walks at the Overlook Park. This is an opportunity for clients to practice what they learned in the program and see what kind of pup they have within a pack of other dogs and humans. The best part is that the Pack Walks are free of charge and do not require RSVP! The trainers are available during the walks to answer questions. If you are interested in learning more, request a session or contact the Zen Dog Den today. The work that Cherisse, Stacey, and Kelcy does is remarkable and I am sure you will be talking about it for years to come! In fact, the Zen Dog Den offers clients a lifetime of support for their beloved dogs and families. Even after training is over, clients may reach out by text, phone call, or email for any reason with no cost. Having a pup of my own that has worked with the Zen Dog Den, I have nothing but great things to say. Cherisse has incredible talent and has helped us learn about our puppy while also helping her build up and learn great training techniques.

Lancaster is full of dog friendly places and spaces. Take a look below and make a list of summer fun for both you and your four legged friend. Can’t wait to hear about where you go!

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can stock up on treats, healthy meals for your four legged friends that you love or get them moving around at the parks. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Can’t Touch This

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about one of our favorite fundraisers of the year…Derby Day! 

Get your floral attire out of the closet and find your biggest spring time hat…you won’t want to miss this night out!

On May 1st it will be the ninth annual Derby Day at The Farm at Eagles Ridge, not only a historic piece of Lancaster but a beautiful spot to kick off the spring while raising funds for our community.  The event has all the things you think of when you think of the Kentucky Derby~ Mint Juleps, hats, prizes, horses and more! See who will be crowned roses as the first of the three legged journey to Triple Crown!

There are four different betting options for attendees- traditional derby betting on the horses, table games such as blackjack, plinko which is a board betting game and a wheel that you can spin. At the event there will be a complimentary cigar bar, bourbon and champagne tastings and more. From 4:30pm until after 8:00pm get dressed up and enjoy this wonderful event! 

This year the event is broken up by times-

  • 4:30~ The event opens this is when you can enter into the event and the game tables are open for you to enjoy
  • 5:00pm~ the food stations will open bringing southern favorites to the north with delicious treats!
  • 6:15pm~ Tune in to the start of the Derby coverage while on the beautiful farm property watching the horses race (hopefully one of the horses you bet on is crowned the winner)
  • 6:50pm the Race begins and you will see twenty horses race across the track
  • 7:00pm~ You better be in your best Derby hat because now is the time they will be doing a hat contest! Go big to win! 
  • 7:15pm~ Incredible music from Uptown Band will begin for time to dance around and enjoy the company of your friends
  • 8:00pm~Ending the night see if you are a winner as this is when the event will be announcing the raffles (every year the raffles are incredible be sure to take time to look at all there is to pick from)

Will you be at the derby May 1st? Why not bet on the horse we know has all it’s neighbors best interest at heart! That is right Wolf and Webb Realtors will be sponsoring a horse at the Lancaster Derby Day! Lancaster Local Secrets will be racing against the other horses…we have high hopes that our horse will win! Bet and see if Lancaster Local Secrets is your golden ticket!

This is always a wonderful event full of fun, laughter and great times all while helping raise money for local organizations that benefit the growth and success of Lancaster County every day. 

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

The Kentucky Derby has been around since 1875, this year the event is in May. And all those involved have been working to ensure safety, procedures and proper protocols are in place to keep all the attendees, jockeys and horse owners safe. This event has been held annually as spectators come together to watch the fastest riders compete to be crowned winner. The race is a Grade I stakes race that three year old thoroughbred horses can race in for 1.25 miles the event is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville Kentucky a dirt track. It is the first of the three races these horses participate in otherwise known as the American Triple Crown. It is truly the most exciting 2 minutes of sports that happens each year! Though we are not near Churchill Downs it has always been a great tradition for Americans all over the country to tune in to this race and what is wonderful is that within Lancaster County we get in the spirit through the derby event while also turning it into a fundraiser! 

Last year over one million dollars was raised for charity, I am excited to see how much our community can come together and raise this year for charity! This is truly one of the biggest charity events in Lancaster each year and makes a difference for so many. This event is hosted by Clark Associates Charitable Foundation, they have been around for fifty years helping give back to the Lancaster Community. This year the money raised will be supporting seven different organizations:

  • Anchor Lancaster
  • Conestoga Valley Education Foundation
  • Lancaster County Conservancy
  • Manheim Township Education Foundation
  • Pequea Valley Education Foundation
  • Schreiber Center for Pediatric Development 
  • Warwick Education Foundation

These are all organizations that so many members of our community have utilized or know of so it is important to be given the opportunity to help support them. 

The event is sold out so if you were unable to register in time for a ticket consider donating to one of these organizations on your own to be a part of the money raised to help support Lancaster County. Our County has always been one that helps others and works to support those around us during this spring, and this year I hope you take time to help other neighbors. Volunteer, donate monetarily or your time, help our community when you can, it is important to be a part of the community in a positive way! This is one of the many reasons why I love our Lancaster community! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible events and community fundraisers to benefit our beautiful county! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like those we have made a forever home for our neighbors, call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

My Cup of Tea

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about a true hidden gem, the Sugarplums and Teas.

Are you someone that enjoys trying new places, taking some time to dress up and enjoy a day out or are looking for your new favorite local spot? Look no further than Sugarplums and Teas located at 403 Bank Barn Lane in Lancaster. Opened Tuesdays through Saturday from 10:00am-4:00pm this quaint spot is perfect to relax or celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones. 

This tea room has more than 100 different varieties of tea from places across the globe. With so many options it may be hard to choose just one to enjoy on your outing out but do not worry they offer an online store where you can purchase their loose tea leaves to try a whole variety…or this just means another day to Sugarplum and Teas! If tea is not your cup of tea do not worry the tea room also offers specialty drinks and coffee to enjoy during your visit! 

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While sipping on some tea you will most definitely want to order some sweets or a meal to enjoy at your cheerful table. The Sugarplums and Teas offer a variety of sandwiches, and other fun meals to enjoy like quiche, wraps and salads. Or sweet treats like brownies, scones and other mouthwatering baked goods and pastries. If you are going with friends or a group I suggest doing their Courtyard Tea or high tea. You can pick from three-tiered which is a soup or salad, for savorie pieces, three sweet treats and a pot of tea or the garden tea which is one savory, a small salad, small fruit cup, scone and tea or they have the trio of savories where you can pick three savory items a small salad and a pot of tea. With the variety of options it gives you the perfect pick depending on your party’s size. 

A few of my favorites to consider if you are not sure what to try are the quince of the day, their turkey & brie, veggie panini or hawaiian chicken salad. Have you tried something I did not mention? Let me know what it is. I will be sure to check it out next time I go back to the tea room at Sugarplums and Teas! 

Did you know many locals enjoy a sweet, thick pie that is made from sugar and molasses, otherwise known as Shoofly Pie? Here at Wolf and Webb Realtors we not only help you sell or buy a home but work to bring you a personalized experience where you too can come to love our wonderful County! Check out our YouTube page to see some of the wonderful luxury homes we have helped families find.

Have you fallen in love with Sugarplums and Teas yet? Take it home with you for a day of delicious treats! Sugarplums and teas offers a large catering menu where you can pick it up or get it delivered for your convenience. From cold to hot Hors D’oeuvres to main courses and desserts this is the perfect menu to use for a celebration like a bridal shower, birthday or retirement luncheon. 

Whatever the occasion may be Sugarplums and Teas is a great spot to consider for your next at home gathering.

As you consider your plans to try this wonderful hidden gem I suggest you make a reservation to ensure your enjoyable experience at the tea house. Sugarplums and Teas tea room is a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. The space is quaint decorated with such beautiful charm you will fall in love! Their staff creates a very enjoyable experience full of smiles, kindness and help. Your time spent at Sugarplums and Teas will brighten any day of the week…talk about friendly neighbors. It is a great spot to meet up with friends for a light lunch, enjoy celebrating a loved one’s birthday or take time for yourself for a quiet afternoon of delights! I cannot wait to hear what you think of Sugarplums and Teas tea room, I hope your experience is as wonderful as mine! 

Not from the Lancaster area? Do not worry this hidden gem is perfect for an afternoon drive destination, or a spot to enjoy when you come to visit family and friends. Who knows it may be a reason why you continue to fall in love with Lancaster County! If that is true I am here to help as you look to make that next step in buying your forever home in our wonderful community! 

Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy a day of tea and treats with your loved ones right down the road. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Lettuce Eat

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about one of our favorite weeks of the year… Lancaster City Restaurant Week!!

Every Year Lancaster City hosts the Restaurant Week bringing our community together through food, while also people from outside of Lancaster County to enjoy the fun festivities and tasty treats. This week’s Restaurant Week is April 12th through the 18th that being said things are going to look a little different this year.

The Lancaster City Restaurant Week has announced their changes on their website to ensure that participants are safe, provided options and can support their favorite food joints while also trying new ones throughout the whole week! This year the committee who puts on Restaurant Week highlighted the importance of supporting our local businesses after this year and the hard times independent restaurants across the world have been impacted by pandemic. This year restaurants, small businesses and places to enjoy the festivities are providing you with options to ensure safety and comfortability. You can dine indoors at some locations with social distancing, take in some delicious meals at outdoor dining locations or take out and enjoy it in the comfort of your home. When you go to the restaurants to check to see if they are selling merchandise or gift cards, this is a great way to continue the support and help your favorite spots. 

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

If this is your first Restaurant Week in Lancaster County get excited it is a week like no other! A few ideas to enjoy the festivities if you can is try to order from a restaurant each day whether you are going in person or picking up your meal to go. Consider trying a new restaurant or a few to add to your list of favorite spots! 

If it is a nice day have some fun restaurant hopping with your friends you could enjoy a meal at a different location or get appetizers and slowly work your way place to place for a day of tasty experiences, laughter, and excitement for helping the local spots. Appetizer hopping is an amusing way to not only try different dishes from multiple restaurants but keeps the excitement going while you and your friends walk from place to place. You not only enjoy the food but the experience and seeing the different atmospheres and set ups at each location.

What is great about Restaurant Week is their website, if you do not want to walk around downtown or new to the area and unsure of what restaurants to try check out their website to search participating locations, you can even search based on type of food, or meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) this is a great way to come across spots you may have never tried or learn about locations that offer more than you thought. You can also follow along on Instagram by following #LCRW2021 and also using the hashtag as you work your way through the best foodie spots around! You can share your experiences while also seeing other patrons and what they are trying or enjoying. A great way to try eateries! 

If you are not able to physically go to Restaurant Week or do take-out don’t worry consider taking note of those participating locations to try at a later time, with the warm weather coming ordering take out to enjoy in your backyard is a great way to get outside and have some fun! 

Be sure to save the date for retail week in Lancaster City happening in July, another great way to support local businesses and try new places!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy incredible food dishes whenever you want not just one week of the year! You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Howl About That…it is Wolf and Webb’s Work-aversary!

Today is a special day! We are off to great places with big smiles: we share with you that today is our six month ‘work-aversary’ as Wolf and Webb REALTORS®. Six months ago, great minds came together to bring their skills and experience into one company, providing the community one space to meet all their real estate needs of home buying and home selling. Through looking at each other’s strengths we have created an unstoppable company, one that prides ourselves in real estate knowledge, home buying and home selling tips and tricks, as well as ways to make new neighbors feel welcomed and involved within our communities of Lancaster County. Wolf and Webb REALTORS® was formed amidst the pandemic: taking on the challenges that came with this event that has affected all of us. We are utilizing creative ways to interact with our clients and our community and contribute our unique experiences to ensure home buyers and sellers are getting their questions answered while providing personalized experiences in a safe manner. 

When you choose to work with a real estate agent, you are probably looking for a personable person with strong communication skills, a great knowledge of the ever changing market, and an honest approach in everything they do. As Wolf and Webb REALTORS® we are a team which works hard everyday to stay up to date on all things real estate, all while creating a space where all questions are welcome, and dependable resources are always provided to clients and customers of homes. It is our vision, and great joy to give great experiences to anyone whom interacts with us!

To celebrate we want to dive in and share with you who we are as professionals and your neighbors. We hope you learn more about our team and consider celebrating with us!

Join us to celebrate our six month work-anniversary through a FREE Shredding/e-Waste recycle event happening today! Pre-Register at our link

Our team is truly the meaning of a dynamic duo with different backgrounds, experiences and personalities. We provide you a well rounded and detailed experience. Wolf and Webb prides ourselves in our ability to make your home buying or selling experience personalized, honest and neighborly. As hardworking individuals, we would like to share with you a little more about our background and who we are. Wolf and Webb Realtors is made up of two team members Derek Webb and Mary Sue Wolf, both Lancaster County residents. 

Derek Webb has been working within real estate since 2013, 8 years. With a variety of experience in vacation rental management, homes and land. He has worked within multiple states and has experience in both residential and commercial real estate. Starting out with vacation rental properties, he then decided to get his Real Estate license to sell lake properties on Table Rock Lake in Branson, Missouri. When Derek and his family transitioned to Lancaster County, he knew he wanted to do real estate with the beautiful homes in the area. Derek enjoys helping clients make these big and sometimes tough decisions. He has a passion for the marketing of a home as well. He believes Lancaster County has it all, just about anything you could want you can find in Lancaster or within a short drive, a great place to live and play!

Mary Sue Wolf has lived in Lancaster County for 30 years with her husband and 3 children. She knows the best areas to explore, places to try, and ways to get involved in the community. As a long time resident of Lancaster County she enjoys time with her family, traveling and entertaining her family and friends. The best part of her job is helping connect people and their families to Lancaster and Lititz. She also enjoys sharing her ‘local secrets’ that she has learned over the years to truly make this community your home too! With Mary Sue being a member of the community for 30 years her love for Lancaster County and it’s people is felt by all.

Derek and Mary Sue provide a unique experience for each of their families truly putting 110% in all that they do to ensure their families are happy and excited about their home buying or selling experience. The Wolf and Webb partnership began when Derek would help Mary Sue with IT work. One day they realized their skill sets would be complementary to one another and benefit the Lancaster Community. Their personalities come out in their work, you feel excited, refreshed, and positive after working or speaking with this team!

Still curious about the Wolf and Webb team? Hear what past families share and say about this incredible team-

  • “Derek is always quick to respond and will work hard to get the deal done for you! Can’t say enough good things about this guy!”
  • “Mary Sue is one of the most conscientious Realtors I have ever worked with. She is knowledgeable, thoughtful and loves her clients and most importantly focuses on their happiness over anything else.”
  • “Incredible communication and service. I have been involved in numerous real estate transactions and the recent transaction with Derek was certainly one of the best. Highly recommend Derek”
  • “Mary was exceptional at helping us understand and navigate the 100’s of little details that you would never think of unless you work in real estate; which resulted in us getting a great deal for our house and finding the perfect house to purchase.”
  • “Need to give this Plus 🌟 for Derek Webb, For my husband and myself he’s is the best Realtor we met…He’s very communicative and knowledgeable of what he’s doing, very kind and helpful”

We are real estate agents because we love to work with people and we are compassionate people who love Lancaster County. We want everyone we interact with to feel that, and have the opportunity to learn and grow with their family here in Lancaster through the help of Wolf and Webb. We have found that there is a lot less traffic on the extra mile! We are excited to go the extra mile for you. If you are in the market to buy or sell your home here in beautiful Lancaster County, give us a call today. We’d love to hear from you and get to know you!

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

This partnership is truly a win win for the community, home buyers, home sellers and Lancaster County. On this special and big occasion we have such gratitude for all the families we have worked with and neighbors along the way. We have well wishes for the future to continue to grow our company and work towards providing individuals successful buying and selling experiences. We hope to continue to continue to help our neighbors in Lancaster County find their forever homes with their families!

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf or Derek Webb to look at homes and properties where you can enjoy two realtors who are not only here to help you with the move but get you acclimated into the neighborhood….you will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County like 628 Fleetwood call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

Booking Up Your Weekend

Wolf and Webb Realtors like to provide our clients personalized experiences where we not only work to help you sell or buy your home but also provide you ideas, suggestions and tips for the process and your time after. One way we provide tips is through our suggestions of things to do or ways to get involved in Lancaster County, this week we want to share with you more about the books.

With the cold weather we have coming in what better way to spend your day than enjoying a new book or film? Taking time to unwind and read a book is a great way to break up all the screen time we have been having from doing work and school from home, dive into a new story or place, learn something new and just relax. Instead of going out to buy a new book, ordering one online or through your kindle head over to Lancaster Public Library and rent out a book! 

Using the library is a great way to be sustainable, not hold on to too many books, and also support our local community. Plus Lancaster Public Library has so much to offer! The library has two branches one in Lancaster City and the other in Mountville.  Each is open daily except for Sundays. The Lancaster location is at 125 North Duke Street, and Mountville is at 120 College Avenue. The library dates back to 1759 when it first opened, formed by 54 members and over time grew to the wonderful buildings and spaces we love, talk about another long history in our hometown that we have continued to use as a resource and will continue for years to come. Their mission holds true in the work that all the staff do each day to provide our community the access and resources for great books, “By providing equitable access to vital educational resources, exceptional programming, and community building opportunities, the Lancaster Public Library is recognized as a dynamic center of knowledge and a cornerstone of a thriving Lancaster community”. There are so many dedicated staff members within both locations be sure to thank them next time you head in to pick up a new read. 

So what does the library provide? Well it provides a lot more than books there are:

  • Passport services 
  • Meeting rooms
  • Public computers and free wifi
  • Proctoring
  • Movies
  • Interlibrary loans
  • Music
  • Programming and events
  • Job resources

And so many more special events, programs and initiatives. I would like to highlight 3 of their remarkable services. The first is their Grab Bags initiatives, this is a great way the library adapted during Covid-19, what you do is fill out their online form giving your library card number and your taste in books then one of the staff members browses the library to get new authors or books for you to enjoy! With the pandemic you have the ability to pick how you would like to pick up your grab bag from what location and using what services, because the library has lobby hours for fast pick up as well as curbside pick ups. 

Are you curious about homes that are currently on the market, our website is a great spot to start your search!

The library also has an Autism Resource Center that is 11 years old. This center provides great resources like literature, games and a learning space for social skills, behavioral therapy, conflict resolution, community awareness and interactions. The space is full of sensory items to meet the needs of all their patrons. This space is truly remarkable and a wonderful resource for all community members that may need it. 

The Duke Street Business Center is the third resource I would like to share with you all. This is a space for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, business individuals or anyone that would like to learn more. It is a space where the staff member is experienced in conducting business, and nonprofit research. The librarian is able to help you learn how to use different softwares and databases to meet your business needs and learn more. The business librarian is available by appointment only so you can really tailor your meeting to what needs you might have. The Duke Street Business Center also has computers and seating spaces that are for the use of business and nonprofit users only. It is wonderful for individuals to have their own space that they can go to for tailored help and equipment.

While the Center has individualized support so does the rest of the library, the employees are all incredible, hardworking and knowledgeable individuals that really make your experience a great one. 

Every week the library puts on multiple events at both locations. This is a great way to meet others within our community, enjoy learning about something new, join a book club or play games. What is wonderful about the events is that you pre sign up to the events that are in person so that way they can maintain capacity and ensure safety. They are also hosting virtual events for you to attend from the comfort of your own home! Events are a variety of topics, types of programs and also for a variety of age ranges, some are for teens, children or all ages. Be sure to check out their events calendar for this month, who knows you may want to get into a new book genre and joining a book club is a great way to start the discussion and find new authors to check out! 

With just a few more weeks until spring, spending so much time at home does not need to be boring, stressful or a time where you are at a loss for what to do. Especially with the Lancaster Public Library not far away. Get yourself a library card to enjoy great books, movies, online platforms and when we can have a great space to sit for an afternoon and have time for yourself. On your way home with a new book grab a cup of coffee from one of the many local shops and dive into a new story or learn something new with the help of the Lancaster Public Library. It is a great way to spend your time! If you find any good reads be sure to share, always up for a new book recommendation! 

Thanks for checking out this week’s Lancaster Local Secret, did you know in Pennsylvania a fan favorite is ham loaf- made from ham, ground pork, brown sugar, and seasoning? Have a great week! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties where you can not only be a member of a great public library but also get there with a quick walk or drive through the beautiful countryside or incredible city streets. You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes in Lancaster County call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com

New Year New Home Cheer

Happy New Year to all our Lancaster Locals! May this year bring you joy, happiness and exciting times! If you have been debating buying a new home or have been wanting to move for some time now but do not know where to start? Look no further, I have compiled a helpful chart of must do’s and tips for starting the moving process. 

  1. Let’s make a plan– you are ready to list your house and move first things first is making a plan with your family. 
  2. Find a realtor agent you mesh well with– it is important to find a realtor that you can relate to, one that knows the area better than anyone else

Before continuing through the moving list I want to be sure to touch on the benefits of using a realtor when you are looking to sell or buy a home. There are many ways you can benefit from hiring a realtor and specifically it is their expertise. Expertise in finances, area, location, community, regulations, rules and more. A realtor is a licensed professional that can help guide individuals purchase, sell or rent a property. They advise their clients on the market, give guidance on how to sell their house and assist in many other ways. If you have been considering using a realtor contact me today I would be happy to talk more about my role and how I can help you! Back to our moving list…

  1. Create a timeline– it is important to create a timeline and stick to it, especially if your house has sold and you need to move out by a certain date.
  2. Set up a moving budget– by setting a moving budget you will be sure to not waste money or spend money you were not expecting to spend.
  3. I suggest you check out our declutter blog-this blog will give you some ideas for going through everything in your home, moving can be daunting but with time and focus you can really make a dent in your project of going through your things. Make separations of what is going to the new house, what is garbage and what you will donate. 
  4. Schedule-schedule times to go through your stuff, to pack, to move your things, and to donate your things. Setting up a schedule that sets aside days or times is key!
  5. Gather– start collecting supplies you will need to help you move. This can be boxes, string, tape, bubble wrap or newspapers. Knowing you will be or are planning moving you can start to collect materials or ask those you know to start saving their boxes. This is a great way to be sustainable and save time when it comes time to pack and you don’t have to worry about scrambling to get the materials.
  6. Stress less– look at and remind yourself of the bigger picture. Moving can be very stressful and daunting. It is a lot at once and at times can be a lot in a short amount of time. It is important to remind yourself of what the outcome is, your forever home! I suggest listening to music, or asking for your friends or family to come over and help pack while ordering take out! It is a great way to catch up, get some extra hands and enjoy each other’s company at times you’ll feel like it is more of a hang out and not stressing over the work.
  7. Change- Be sure you take time to change your address with all your subscriptions, bills, credit cards, jobs are aware & family is aware. Share your new address with everyone who needs it and make changes so you don’t miss bills. Take time to change your cable, wifi, license, doctors, school and phones to the new address too.
  8. Organize- Keep your boxes and bags organized during the move. It is important everything is labeled and you know where everything is going or who is taking what. You do not want to misplace any important medical documents or other personal and financial information that you need no matter where you live!

It is the day officially it is your moving day…what do you need to do?

  • Arrange for help if you have children, pets or need extra hands for the move
  • If you hired movers be sure you have cash to tip all those who helped
  • If you have friends and family helping be sure to place a takeout order to the new home so you all can eat after a hards day of work
  • Be sure to do a final clean of your old property
  • Get rid of all trash
  • Do one last walk through of the house (connect with your realtor of all last minute things you need to get done)
  • Set the thermostat to the correct temperature
  • Lower the shades or blinds
  • Lock all doors and windows
  • Leave a nice note or treat for the new homeowners 🙂 

It is time to settle in, how do you get started?

  1. First and foremost do a first go around of cleaning and a walk through of the house (with any questions that could come up reach out to your realtor for advice)
  2. Unpack the essentials first all things that are necessary for the first few days of being in your new home
  3. Plan each room-walk through the house to see what each room will be for you. Where is the den or your dining room, who gets what bedroom? 
  4. Go room by room starting with the kitchen first, setting up all your appliances and cupboards
  5. The second room or rooms to tackle are the bedrooms setting up your closets, your furniture and organizing your closets- each person should unpack their own room to truly make it their own space
  6. After the bedrooms are done the bathrooms should be the next room you start to unpack and fully stock with all necessities
  7. Do not feel pressured to rush-take time ordering new appliances or furniture should you need and enjoy the space you now get to be in every day. Take time to truly make it your space a place that meets your needs-an office, outdoor dining, cozy rooms whatever it may be! 

As we enter 2021 the year is ours with endless possibilities and opportunities. Have you been debating moving, selling your home or finding a new piece of property? Why not take that chance in 2021 and start the process…New Year New Home…Let’s Cheer! Mary Sue and Derek are both available to be the realtor to get you to the spot where you will enjoy the rest of your 2021 and wonderful years to come! 

 Contact Mary Sue Wolf to look at homes and properties within wonderful Lancaster County, as a realtor she can provide you with tips and tricks to moving and finding your forever home.  You will love it here!

For more information on wonderful homes like 679 Goose Neck Drive call Mary Sue at 717-333-9653 or visit her website at www.WolfandWebb.com