For­mer PNC bank com­plex is un­der con­tract

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - C HERYL MA TTIX

While I was out and about ... I learned that the for­mer PNC Bank com­plex at 1418 S. Main St. in North East is un­der con­tract, but isn’t ex­pected to go to set­tle­ment for six to eight weeks.

Joseph Fa­rina, man­ag­ing bro­ker with Di­varis Real Es­tate (DRE), said he’s not at lib­erty to re­veal the iden­tity of the pur­chaser yet. But he said the buyer is some­one from Ce­cil County who in­tends to re­lo­cate of­fices to the North East lo­ca­tion and is likely to lease out the re­main­der of the space to ten­ants.

The prop­erty, which in­cludes three units to­tal­ing about 10,392 square-feet on one par­cel, has been on the mar­ket for $725,000 for more than two years.

Prior to PNC own­ing the units, it was the for­mer site of the First Na­tional Bank of North East.

As re­cently as Septem­ber the town of North East was con­sid­er­ing do­ing a fea­si­bil­ity study of the com­plex for a pos­si­ble new town hall, since they are out­grow­ing their cur­rent of­fice space at 106 S. Main St. How­ever, the town board de­cided to first ex­plore the fea­si­bil­ity of adding a sec­ond story to the ex­ist­ing town hall build­ing be­fore look­ing else­where.

*** Ash­ley Ad­dic­tion, for­merly known as Fa­ther Martin’s Ash­ley, is get­ting ready to open an in­ten­sive out­pa­tient treat­ment cen­ter in Elkton.

Rod Korn­rumpf, di­rec­tor of be­hav­ioral health at Union Hos­pi­tal, said he ex­pects Ash­ley to hold a soft open­ing on Dec. 5. At that time, they will only be able to ac­cept pa­tients who can pay cash or have pri­vate in­sur­ance, but around Jan. 9 they will be able to ac­cept Med­i­caid pa­tients also.

The new treat­ment cen­ter will be lo­cated in Suite 109 of the Med­i­cal Pro­fes­sional Build­ing on High Street in Elkton.

In­ten­sive out­pa­tient treat­ment con­sists of three hours a day for three days a week.

“It’s con­sid­ered high-level in­ten­sity,” Korn­rumpf said.

The hours at the new fa­cil­ity will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mon­day through Fri­day and Satur­days from 9 a.m. to noon.

About 10 staff mem­bers are ex­pected to be em­ployed at Ash­ley’s Elkton fa­cil­ity.

*** A new, small con­fer­ence fa­cil­ity known as The Woods Place, lo­cated in the Bay View area of Ce­cil County, will be host­ing a busi­ness card ex­change and open house for the Ce­cil County Cham­ber of Com­merce from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Nov. 17.

Bill Ma­chold, man­ager of Woods Place, is anx­ious to get the word out in the com­mu­nity that this pri­vate set­ting is avail­able for meet­ings and con­fer­ences of up to 25 peo­ple. It’s lo­cated at 55 Pa­trick Ward Drive, but sits off the road on 23 se­cluded acres.

Not many peo­ple know about it, since it only re­cently has been of­fered for pub­lic rentals. Prior to this year, the owner, An­thony Wey­mouth, used it for his own pur­poses, but since his death two years ago the fa­cil­ity is now open for pub­lic rentals through the An­thony Wey­mouth Foun­da­tion.

“The cham­ber used it re­cently for a re­treat,” Ma­chold said.

It fea­tures a kitchen, sev­eral bunk-style bed­rooms, bath­rooms and a large gath­er­ing area in the 2,500-square-foot fa­cil­ity.

*** It’s that time of year again for the an­nual Toys for Tots cam­paign, spon­sored by the U.S. Ma­rine Corps Re­serve.

Wil­liams Chevro­let and An­chor Buick GMC are serv­ing as drop-off lo­ca­tions for new, un­wrapped toys from now through Dec. 10.

This pro­gram places toys in less-for­tu­nate house­holds in the com­mu­nity.

*** Com­peti­tors gath­ered re­cently for the fifth an­nual Fair Hill Thor­ough­bred Show with par­tic­i­pants com­ing from as far away as Rich­mond, Va.

More than $11,000 was awarded, ac­cord­ing to Lisa De­mars, chair of the show.

“The Fair Hill Thor­ough­bred Show was founded to en­cour­age the re-hom­ing and re­train­ing of off-thetrack thor­ough­breds. The prize money is meant to re­ward the peo­ple who love and com­mit to th­ese won­der­ful horses,” De­mars said.

Ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram­ming and schol­ar­ships are also pro­vided to sup­port in­di­vid­u­als who have taken on the chal­lenge of re­train­ing and pro­vid­ing homes to th­ese an­i­mals. This year’s re­cip­i­ents were Penny Wool­ley and Kelly Con­ner, both of Ris­ing Sun, and Gail Szczecin­ski, of Lan­den­berg, Pa.

Ten rid­ers won the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend a clinic given by Olympian rider Joe Far­gis at Hill­top Farm in Colora.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the show, visit www. fairhillthor­ough­bred­show. com.

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.

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

This build­ing is one of three lo­cated at 14-18 S. Main St. that is cur­rently un­der con­tract.

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Bill Ma­chold stands in front of The Woods Place, which is hold­ing a busi­ness card ex­change and open house for the Ce­cil County Cham­ber of Com­merce on Thurs­day.

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