Lee’s Land­ing brings board­walk to Port

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While I was out and about ... Lee’s Land­ing and Dock Bar is bring­ing a lit­tle bit of Ocean City and Bal­ti­more to Port De­posit.

The restau­rant is cel­e­brat­ing the grand open­ing of its new board­walk at 4 p.m. Thurs­day with a rib­bon­cut­ting cer­e­mony.

Own­ers hope the board­walk will en­tice cus­tomers with of­fer­ings of board­walk fries, pizza, Fisher’s Pop­corn, Dolle’s Candy­land salt wa­ter taffy, Good Hu­mor Ice Cream and Polock Johnny’s food.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you gotta go.

Also, own­ers of Lee’s Land­ing are seek­ing ap­proval from the state and from the town of Port De­posit to build a 265-foot float­ing pier at their restau­rant.

*** Two small busi­nesses in Elk­ton are cel­e­brat­ing 30 years in busi­ness this year — an ac­com­plish­ment worth no­tice.

Skip Creswell, owner of Ace Chim­ney Sweep and Stove Store, and Rob Mas­simi­ano, owner of Tide­wa­ter Tat­toos, both cel­e­brate three decades as Elk­ton busi­ness own­ers and op­er­a­tors in 2016.

Creswell started clean­ing chim­neys in 1986, op­er­at­ing out of his garage and ar­riv­ing at a cus­tomer’s home wear­ing a stove-pipe hat and black at­tire.

He grew the busi­ness into a shop at 1279 W. Pu­laski High­way next to Susque­hanna Work­force Net­work where he stayed un­til 2010, when he moved into a large shop at 804 E. Pu­laski High­way where he re­mains today.

His last move al­lowed Creswell to add a line of pel­let, gas and wood stoves and he con­tin­ues to clean and re­pair chim­neys, fire­places and vents.

Mas­simi­ano marked his an­niver­sary at the be­gin- ning of May with a cel­e­bra­tion that co­in­cided with Elk­ton’s First Fri­day event.

He started cre­at­ing tat­toos to help his brother who opened a small shop on Main Street in 1986 and later he bought the busi­ness from his brother and re­lo­cated it to a larger space across the street which he still oc­cu­pies. Mas­simi­ano is in­volved with the Elk­ton Al­liance and Cham­ber and the Cecil County Arts Coun­cil.

Con­grats to both small busi­nesses!

*** Speak­ing of an­niver­saries, on Tues­day, Arte­sian Re­sources Cor­po­ra­tion cel­e­brated its 20th an­niver­sary of trad­ing stock on the NASDAQ Global Mar­ket by ring­ing the clos­ing bell.

Dian C. Tay­lor, chair, pres­i­dent and CEO, along with mem­bers of the Tay­lor fam­ily and Arte­sian’s man­age­ment team, trav­eled to New York at NASDAQ’s in­vi­ta­tion to com­mem­o­rate the oc­ca­sion.

“We are so hon­ored to be here today to ring the clos­ing bell on the oc­ca­sion of our 20th an­niver­sary. Our list­ing on the NASDAQ Na­tional Mar­ket has sig­nif­i­cantly broad­ened our exposure to the in­vest­ment com­mu­nity and has been an im­por­tant part of our con­tin­ued suc­cess. We are proud of Arte­sian’s con­sid­er­able growth over the past 20 years, and even more proud of the re­turns earned by those who have in­vested in us,” Tay­lor said.

Arte­sian Wa­ter Com­pany, the prin­ci­pal sub­sidiary of Arte­sian Re­sources Cor­po­ra­tion, is the old­est and largest in­vestor-owned wa­ter util­ity on the Del­marva Penin­sula and has been pro­vid­ing wa­ter ser­vice since 1905. Arte­sian sup­plies 7.6 bil­lion gal­lons of wa­ter per year through 1,218 miles of wa­ter main to about 301,000 peo­ple, in­clud­ing a large num­ber in Cecil County, ac­cord­ing to num­bers from the com­pany.

*** Did you know that the first Cecil County Farm­ers Mar­ket be­gan in Fair Hill in 2001 to pro­mote buy­ing lo­cal pro­duce?

Af­ter a cou­ple of years, it re­lo­cated to the park­ing lot be­hind the Cecil County Cir­cuit Court Build­ing in Elk­ton and now is lo­cated across from St. Mary Anne’s Epis­co­pal Church in North East, where it op­er­ates on Fri­days from 2 to 6 p.m.

Cecil County Agri­cul­ture Co­or­di­na­tor Joanne Richart-Young has man­aged the county’s farm­ers mar­ket since its in­cep­tion. Mean­while, the towns of Perr yville and Elk­ton have started up their own markets, which RichartYoung also helps pro­mote.

Elk­ton’s Farm­ers Mar­ket is lo­cated at the cor­ner of Howard and Bow streets and is open Thurs­days and Fri­days from 2 to 6 p.m. and Satur­days from 8 a.m. to noon. Pri­api Gar­dens, from Ce­cil­ton, will also soon start of­fer­ing lo­cally grown or­ganic veg­eta­bles at Elk­ton’s Farm­ers Mar­ket on Fri­days.

Mean­while, Perryville’s Farm­ers’ Mar­ket is in Lower Ferry Park near Rodger’s Tav­ern each Fri­day from 3 to 7 p.m.

“All of the cold weather de­layed plant­ing of some pro­duce,” Richart-Young said. “Right now, you may buy lo­cally grown greens, in­clud­ing let­tuces, spinach, col­lard greens, radishes, kale, turnips and more.”

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

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF LEE’S LAND­ING

Work­ers in­stall the board­walk at Lee’s Land­ing and Dock Bar. The ad­di­tion to the Port De­posit restau­rant will of­fi­cially open Thurs­day.

CECIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Martha Ken­dall, of Ken­dall Farm near Elk­ton, spruces up her pro­duce dur­ing last year’s Cecil County Farm­ers Mar­ket.

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