Woman opens glass, win­dow re­pair shop

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - C HERYL MA TTIX

While I was out and about ... I re­cently learned of a new woman-owned man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­ness that opened in mid-July at 2288 W. Pu­laski High­way in North East.

Sharon Devine, a long­time Ce­cil County res­i­dent, owns Bo­hemia Glass & Win­dow, a busi­ness she started as she en­ters a new phase of her life.

“This time is mine,” Devine said, not­ing she’s raised her fam­ily and is ready to pur­sue her dream of own­ing her own busi­ness.

Devine de­scribes her­self as hav­ing a flair for cre­ativ­ity and crafts­man­ship. Her new shop is one of sev­eral small busi­nesses that oc­cupy a build­ing on land that once was home to Johnie’s Chicken — a fa­vorite eatery that closed sev­eral years ago.

“I’m pleased so far with my growth as a new busi­ness,” Devine said, not­ing that she likes to get re­fer­rals and call­backs from her cus­tomers.

She hired Dave Kilby, who has 30 years ex­pe­ri­ence in the glass busi­ness.

“I am so lucky to have him,” she said.

Bo­hemia Glass & Win­dow spe­cial­izes in do­ing their own re­pairs which al­lows them to of­fer 24-hour ser­vice to cus­tomers.

“We don’t ship any­thing out,” she said.

They fab­ri­cate dou­ble pane in­su­lated units in the shop. The shop of­fers win­dow and screen re­pairs, in­stal­la­tions, mir­rors, glaz­ing, hard­ware, boat win­dows, an­tique win­dows and cus­tom work.

So far, Devine says she has done work for home­own­ers, land­lords, real­tors and prop­erty man­agers. The shop is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day and from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Satur­days. Stop by and check it out.

*** Cline’s Mum Farm & Green­house, at 482 Blake Road in Elkton, is cel­e­brat­ing 20 years in busi­ness this fall. As they get ready for Christ­mas sea­sonal flow­er­ing plants, they still have many fall items avail­able, such as mums, pump­kins, corn shocks, bales of straw and more.

The green­house op­er­a­tion is part of the larger Meadow Bluff Farm that has been in the Cline fam­ily for more than 75 years and op­er­ates as a dairy farm.

Stop by and pick up some sea­sonal plants. They are open noon to 6 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Satur­day and Sun­day. Call 410-398-7023 for more in­for­ma­tion.

*** Ce­cil County has a new ra­dio sta­tion avail­able since early Oc­to­ber. It’s WHGM – 100.5 FM, which op­er­ates out of Havre de Grace.

WHGM Gen­eral Man­ager Jeff Davis re­cently an­nounced the ex­panded cov­er­age made pos­si­ble with the Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion’s ap­proval of ad­di­tional fre­quen­cies for the lo­cally owned and op­er­ated sta­tion.

Davis says the ex­pan­sion reaches more than 500,000 peo­ple across Har­ford and Ce­cil coun­ties. The sta­tion’s new cov­er­age should reach lis­ten­ers in all of Ce­cil County, Davis said. At the same time, cov­er­age ex­panded into Bel Air and be­yond in Har­ford County.

The sta­tion is geared to adult lis­ten­ers spe­cial­iz­ing in mu­sic from the 1980s through to­day. The sta­tion fea­tures lo­cal artists dur­ing the “Smash Hits Home­grown” pro­gram on Wed­nes­day nights from 7 to 8 p.m. Check it out.

*** United Way of Ce­cil County is host­ing a wine and beer tast­ing fundraiser on Fri­day at State Line Liquors from 7 to 9 p.m.

United Way Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor Robin Spur­dle en­cour­ages the com­mu­nity to come out and at­tend this event which will sup­port many non­profit pro­grams in Ce­cil County.

Tick­ets are $50 and par­tic­i­pants will get to sam­ple an ar­ray of wines and beers in State Line’s tast­ing room while they en­joy hors d’oeu­vres catered by Daddy O’s Res­tau­rant.

You can pur­chase tick­ets on­line at www.unit­ed­wayce­cil.org, or call 410-398-7572.

Share con­ver­sa­tion with friends while sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity.

*** Lo­cal farmer Wayne Stafford, of Elkton, was re­cently elected, along with Hap Cook Jr., of Ne­wark, Del., to the lo­cal ad­vi­sory board for South­ern States Co­op­er­a­tive Jar­rettsville Petroleum Ser­vice.

Stafford was also elected vice pres­i­dent of the lo­cal ad­vi­sory board. South­ern States has more than 200,000 farmer mem­bers as one of the na­tion’s largest agri­cul­tural co­op­er­a­tives, pro­vid­ing fer­til­izer, seed, live­stock feed, an­i­mal health sup­plies and petroleum prod­ucts.

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


Sharon Devine re­cently opened Bo­hemia Glass & Win­dows, which does all re­pairs in-house at its lo­ca­tion in North East.

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