Stonegate apart­ments in Elk­ton sold

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While I was out and about ... The 260-unit Stonegate Apart­ment com­plex on Elk­ton-Ne­wark Road (Route 279) near the Delaware state line has re­cently been sold to Lowe En­ter­prises In­vestors, in a joint ven­ture with a foreign in­vest­ment client. The com­plex is sit­u­ated on 19.3 acres and in­cludes 26 two- and three­story build­ings.

LEI plans to in­vest $2.4 mil­lion to up­grades to units, club­house and com­mon ar­eas.

LEI also re­cently ac­quired the 228-unit Christina Mill apart­ment com­plex in Ne­wark, Del. LEI is an af­fil­i­ate of Lowe En­ter­prises, a na­tional in­vest­ment, de­vel­op­ment and man­age­ment firm that was once in­ter­ested in de­vel­op­ing Bain­bridge.

*** Ce­cil County’s 1,900 busi­nesses will take the spot­light dur­ing the week of May 2327 when the county’s of­fice of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment hosts its an­nual Busi­ness Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Week.

County Ex­ec­u­tive Tari Moore will ac­com­pany of­fice of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment staff mem­bers on presched­uled per­sonal vis­its that week, in­clud­ing small and large com­pa­nies.

Busi­nesses who are in­ter­ested in hav­ing a visit are en­cour­aged to con­tact the OED at 410-996-6292, or email tspringel@cc­gov.org as soon as pos­si­ble.

Also, part of the week’s events is a two-hour free sem­i­nar to help small lo­cal busi­nesses ex­pand their mar­kets do­mes­ti­cally, with foreign coun­tries and gov­ern­ment con­tracts where they will get in­for­ma­tion about state pro­grams to as­sist small busi­ness.

“Smart Ways to Reach New Mar­kets” will be pre­sented by Mary­land Sec­re­tary Jimmy Rhee of the Gover­nor’s Of­fice of Mi­nor­ity Affairs and Jes­sica Reynolds of the Of­fice of In­ter­na­tional Re­la­tions and Trade in the Mary­land Depart­ment of Com­merce.

The sem­i­nar will be at the Elk­ton Cen­tral Li­brary from noon to 2 p.m. May 26. Par­tic­i­pants will be pro­vided with net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties and a free lunch be­fore the sem­i­nar starts. In­ter­ested com­pa­nies should reg­is­ter for this free event at

O’Leigh to hold skin can­cer screen­ings

In honor of May be­ing Melanoma Aware­ness Month, Dr. Marc Scheiner at O’Leigh Cos­metic Cen­ter & MedSpa in Elk­ton is re­serv­ing an en­tire week of https:// reach­new­mar­kets. eventbrite.com/, or call 410996-6292.

Fol­low­ing the sem­i­nar, the OED will con­duct a rib­bon­cut­ting cer­e­mony for a new board­walk ad­di­tion at Lee’s Land­ing in Port De­posit.

Busi­ness Ap­pre­ci­a­tion Weeks ends May 27 with an open house in the of­fice of eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment to meet staff and learn about pro­grams in the county ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing at 200 Ch­e­sa­peake Blvd. in Elk­ton from 8 to 10 a.m.

*** I have a shout-out for Mil­burn Stone Theatre this week.

In­terim Artis­tic Di­rec­tor and Gen­eral Man­ager Bambi John­son just an­nounced that the theater broke an all-time ticket sales num­ber with “The Lit­tle Mer­maid” that re­cently closed.

Fi­nal to­tal ticket sales for The Lit­tle Mer­maid hit 4,043, which tops the pre­vi­ous high­est ticket sales of 3,537 for “Les Mis­er­ables.” Prior to that the theater’s en­core pro­duc­tion of “Shrek” topped sales with 3,403.

“We’re so proud,” John­son said, at­tribut­ing the high to­tal to the show it­self, a well­known, beloved Dis­ney tale, and the ex­cel­lent rep­u­ta­tion of Mil­burn Stone.

Mean­while, Mil­burn Stone con­tin­ues to raise money to re­im­burse Ce­cil Col­lege for a new theater sound sys­tem that is ex­pected to be in­stalled in time for “A Few Good Men,” start­ing Aug. 6.

“Our 2017 sched­ule is ro­bust and in­cludes four new re­leases and a Dis­ney

ap­point­ments for free skin can­cer screen­ings for the com­mu­nity.

Scheiner is a plas­tic sur­geon who spe­cial­izes in sur­gi­cal der­ma­tol­ogy. Dur­ing a pa­tient’s visit, he will eval­u­ate the skin for any sus­pi­cious skin growths and show,” John­son said, not­ing it will be an­nounced this fall.

*** Susque­hanna Work­force Net­work has a large Job Fair com­ing up Thurs­day at Singerly Ban­quet Hall, lo­cated at 300 Ne­wark Road (Route 279) in Elk­ton from noon to 4 p.m.

Alan Sex­ton, busi­ness co­or­di­na­tor for SWN, says there’s more than 50 em­ploy­ers go­ing to be there look­ing to hire new em­ploy­ees. Ev­ery­one who needs a job should plan to be there and ready to fill out ap­pli­ca­tions and bring their re­sumes with them.

*** Ali Batts, owner of Suite 302 Bar­ber Salon on Route 40 near Route 896 in Ne­wark, Del., has opened a sec­ond salon in Elk­ton.

Suite 410 Bar­ber Salon opened April 30 in the newly ren­o­vated shop­ping plaza near the Taco Bell at the in­ter­sec­tion of Route 40 and Route 213.

His Elk­ton salon is more of a one-stop shop since he in­tends to pro­vide three other ser­vices start­ing in June.

A hair salon be­hind the bar­ber salon will have four stylists when it opens. Men and women will be able to shop in The Closet Bou­tique, which will carry jew­elry, ac­ces­sories, hand­bags and cos­met­ics; or get their pic­ture taken at Clifton How­ell Pho­tog­ra­phy stu­dio be­fore they leave.

If you have any tid­bits to share with Ch­eryl Mat­tix for this col­umn, you may con­tact her at 443-907-8440 or email her at cmat­tix@ce­cil­whig.com.

make rec­om­men­da­tions for treat­ment. Day­time and evening ap­point­ments are avail­able through this Fri­day.

Call 410-620-9722 to sched­ule your ap­point­ment time. The of­fice is lo­cated at 360 E. Pu­laski High­way in Elk­ton on the third floor.

CE­CIL WHIG PHOTO BY CH­ERYL MAT­TIX

Stonegate apart­ments, lo­cated in Elk­ton near the Delaware bor­der, was re­cently sold to an in­vest­ment firm.

CE­CIL WHIG PHO­TOS BY CH­ERYL MAT­TIX

Ali Batts just opened Suite 410 Bar­ber Salon, his sec­ond lo­ca­tion, on Route 40.

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