Of­fi­cials cut rib­bon on Ce­cil County tourism of­fice

Cecil Whig - - FRONT PAGE - C HERYL MA TTIX

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.

Con­grat­u­la­tions on new spot! the

*** 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.

PHOTO COUR­TESY OF TOURISM OF­FICE

Elk­ton and Ce­cil County of­fi­cials cut the rib­bon Fri­day to of­fi­cially open the Ce­cil County Tourism Of­fice in down­town Elk­ton.

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