Woman opens glass, window repair shop
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.
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Sharon Devine recently opened Bohemia Glass & Windows, which does all repairs in-house at its location in North East.