Officials cut ribbon on Cecil County tourism office
While I was out and about . . . Cecil County’s tourism office, which relocated from the Perryville Outlet Center to downtown Elkton this fall, officially celebrated a ribbon-cutting and open house last Friday.
Town and county elected officials, including Elkton Mayor Rob Alt and Cecil County Executive Alan McCarthy led the ceremony, which included a state citation presented by Bob Amato, from State Sen. Wayne Norman (R-Harford/Cecil).
The Cecil County Council recognized Tourism Coordinator Sandy Turner Tuesday morning on a successful transition to downtown Elkton.
“It’s a beautiful office,” Council President Joyce Bowlsbey said.
Turner thanked the Elkton Chamber and her new landlord Eric Schwab for expediting renovations to the space to accommodate the tourism visitor center and reception venue. She told council members Tuesday that the state’s tourism sign program should have signs in place on Interstate 95 by spring to direct people to the office.
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*** John Taylor, a resident of Port Deposit, opened Agape Physical Therapy and Sports Rehabilitation at 6 Barnes Corner Road in Colora, near Rising Sun last Friday.
Taylor said it’s the 11th Agape office he has opened in Maryland and Pennsylvania since 1983 with partner Joseph Colgain.
Taylor is the son of family physician Dr. Neil Taylor, who practiced in Rising Sun for about 45 years before his death in 2007.
The new office is staffed with three therapists and administrative staff to start, but has plenty of room for expansion.
What sets Agape apart, according to Taylor, is the amount of time they spend with each patient.
“Our goal is to get them to be pain-free and fully functioning, sometimes even beyond what they think they are capable of achieving,” Taylor said. “Our patients see results with their first visit.”
Clinic directors for the new Rising Sun area office are Taylor’s daughter Bethany Taylor and Paula Richwine. Both directors have multiple years of experience.
The office is accepting new patients. For more information, contact them at 410-658-6616.
*** Slavin Insurance Agency, carrier of Farmers In- surance, also celebrated an open house over the weekend at its new office 886 W. Pulaski Highway in Elkton.
*** It’s that time of year to order your tickets for the annual Derrick Lowe Memorial Evening of Bluegrass presented by the Elkton Rotary Club, of which Lowe was a past president.
Lowe served as clerk of the court for Cecil County from 2010 until he died unexpectedly in August 2015.
His fellow Rotarians renamed the bluegrass music concert that Lowe started several years ago for him. Funds raised go to many of the charities supported by the Elkton Rotary Club.
Tickets are on sale now for $35 and $45, depending on location, for the concert scheduled for Jan. 21 at Milburn Stone Theatre.
Rhonda Vincent & the Rage and Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass are featured entertainment for the 7 p.m. concert. Tickets can be purchased online at www.milburnstone.org, or by calling the box office at 410-287-1037.
*** Wayne Hill, president of the Bainbridge Museum Board of Directors, keeps me informed about their news, so that I can pass it on to my readers.
In case you hadn’t heard, Hill says the museum, which is currently located at 6 S. Main St. in downtown Port Deposit, will be relocating to the newly renovated historic Tome Gas House, a few blocks south on the Susquehanna River shoreline by June 2017.
Bainbridge Museum’s new home will be shared with the Port Deposit Visitor Center on the main floor of the gas house.
Hill said the board is excited about the move that will have new signage on I-95 and Route 40 directing people to its new location. The move also offers the museum lower rent, which will help it concentrate more on school and community programs.
The U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge Museum is operated by the USNTC Bainbridge Association and focuses on preserving history and artifacts from the former navy base.
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 443-9078440.
Elkton and Cecil County officials cut the ribbon Friday to officially open the Cecil County Tourism Office in downtown Elkton.