Cross-fit gym raises money for breast can­cer


While I was out and about ... Dave Blanken­ship, of DB4 Fit­ness, a cross-fit gym in Tri­umph In­dus­trial Park, had his stu­dents par­tic­i­pate in an event called Bar­bells for Boobs ear­lier this month.

The group was able to raise $2,628 dur­ing the event, which Blanken­ship said goes to help peo­ple get tested and treated for breast can­cer. Con­grat­u­la­tions!

*** Chris and Sarah Mullins cel­e­brated one year in busi­ness as owner/op­er­a­tors of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Cof­fee at 130 S. Main St. in North East last week with live mu­sic and cup­cake give­aways.

Mullins told me the busi­ness has grown due to great sup­port from loyal cus­tomers and friends. Dur­ing the last year, they’ve ex­panded the menu and added more types of baked goods sold in the shop as well as ground cof­fee sales. Mullins has also cre­ated a per­son­al­ized line of ap­parel and mugs. Stop by and see for your­self.

*** Bob Al­corn, lo­cal co­or­di­na­tor for the an­nual Toys for Tots cam­paign in Ce­cil County, asked me to re­mind ev­ery­one that the ab­so­lute dead­line to drop off a new, un­wrapped toy at one of the 75 do­na­tion boxes set up through­out the county is Sun­day, Dec. 11.

Sev­eral busi­nesses serve as drop-off spots with a com­plete list avail­able on­line at Ce­cil County Toys for Tots.

“There’s also a place on­line for peo­ple to make a re­quest for needy fam­i­lies to re­ceive the toys,” Al­corn said, em­pha­siz­ing that all the toys col­lected in Ce­cil County stay in Ce­cil County.

The U.S. Ma­rine Corps spon­sors Toys for Tots cam­paigns all over the U.S. *** In keep­ing with the spirit of Christ­mas, R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home is invit­ing the public to at­tend a hol­i­day com­mu­nity event Satur­day, Dec. 3, at their fa­cil­ity at 259 E. Main St. in Elkton from 1 to 4 p.m.

Fam­i­lies can bring the chil­dren to meet Santa and get pic­tures taken with him. Mem­bers of the R.T. Foard staff will help the chil­dren pick out a pic­ture frame so they can later hang the framed pic­ture on their Christ­mas tree at home.

Light re­fresh­ments and snacks will be served, along with arts and crafts for the chil­dren. Fam­i­lies can also bring their own cam­era, if they choose.

At the same time, R.T. Foard Fu­neral Home serves as one of the 75 Toys for Tots drop-off lo­ca­tions to re­ceive new, un­wrapped toys for needy fam­i­lies in Ce­cil County. Hours for drop-off at the fu­neral home are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day through Satur­day un­til Dec. 3.

*** The Well­wood in Charlestown is host­ing “Sip, Shop, Cel­e­brate,” a hol­i­day event Satur­day, Dec. 3, that will raise money for the Mil­burn Stone The­ater and Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter at Ce­cil Col­lege.

In fact, mu­si­cians and per­form­ers from the the­ater and per­form­ing arts cen­ter will be pro­vid­ing live mu­sic and en­ter­tain­ment dur­ing the event, which will take place in the big tent from noon to 4 p.m. Chefs from 1776 Steak­house and Tony Co­vatta, right, owner of Steak & Main, pose with their Beef­steak Din­ner awards.

At­ten­dees will be able to sam­ple from over 60 va­ri­eties of beer, wine and spir­its, which will also be avail­able to buy be­low re­tail price at the event. In ad­di­tion, there will be plenty of gift shop­ping op­tions avail­able to buy, in­clud­ing pot­tery, arts, jew­elry, fash­ion, home dé­cor and glass items.

Free shut­tle ser­vice will be pro­vided to and from lo­cal ho­tels dur­ing the event. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 410-287-6666.

This is event is re­stricted to those over 21 years old. Tick­ets are $30 each and des­ig­nated driver tick­ets are avail­able at $15.

*** Con­grat­u­la­tions to Tony Co­vatta, owner of Steak & Main in North East, for win­ning the best steak en­try in a Beef­steak Din­ner Event Oct. 25 spon­sored by the Delaware Small Busi­ness Cham­ber.

Steak & Main com­peted with 1776 Steak­house from Re­hoboth Beach, Del., and Wal­ter’s Steak­house in Wilm­ing­ton, Del., in three cat­e­gories of best chop, best steak and best side. Way to go! If you have any tidbits to share with Ch­eryl Mat­tix for this col­umn, you may reach her at cmat­tix@ce­cil­, or call her at 443-907-8440.


DB4 Fit­ness, a cross-fit gym in Tri­umph In­dus­trial Park in Elkton, held Bar­bells for Boobs ear­lier this month, rais­ing more than $2,500 for breast can­cer treat­ment in the county.


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