Lee’s Landing brings boardwalk to Port
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.”
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Workers install the boardwalk at Lee’s Landing and Dock Bar. The addition to the Port Deposit restaurant will officially open Thursday.
Martha Kendall, of Kendall Farm near Elkton, spruces up her produce during last year’s Cecil County Farmers Market.