by Daniel Freeman
The sisters and volunteers of Mount Aviat are gearing up for their annual Cream Puff Day on February 10.
Preparations for the event begin right after the school's Christmas holiday and takes about a month to plan.
On Cream Puff Day, the sisters and volunteers start in the early morning hours to whip up and bake the famous puffs.
by Lisa Tome
Bryan Bradley didn't head to Friday's Presidential Inauguration festivities.
But his horses were there.
"I don't want to be anywhere near that place," laughed Bradley. "But I'm proud of the horses.
by Lisa Tome
Every day after classes at Elkton High, Caitlyn Rund heads to the store and buys herself a Diet Dr. Pepper.
That's her personal signal that she's switching from student to Belle, the character she is portraying in Elkton High's spring play.
by Lisa Tome
The top secret name that county officials had for it, was "Project Iron."
The deal, which would bring Amazon and potentially 700 jobs was wrapped up last week.
That's what Christopher Moyer, Cecil's Director of Economic Development, and other officials revealed last week. The county had a non-disclosure agreement with Amazon and that's why they used the code name.
After receiving a water shut off notice in Friday's mail, Rising Sun Mayor Travis Marion assumed he was being pranked.
So he took his bill to town hall and asked who was joking.
That joke was on everybody.
Just over a month after it was placed in service for the first time, officials in Perryville have announced that the town Band Shell is for rent.
The Band Shell, in Lower Ferry Park, is approximately 40 foot long and 20 feet deep. The Perryville High School Band members were the first to perform in the venue for the town Christmas party last month. Now it is for rent when it's not being used for town events. The cost to rent the band shell is $150 per day and that covers use between the hours of 11 a.m. and 10 p.m. Contact town hall if interested. Rental fees will help offset the cost of maintaining the band shell.
There's been discussion about it since Union Hospital officials announced plans in the wake of the closure of Harford Memorial.
Last week, Elkton town officials got a look at the concept plan for the Behavioral Health Crisis Intervention Center at Union Hospital. The center isn't actually at Union, instead it will be constructed nearby behind Napa auto parts along Warburton Street, which is currently a private road.
If David Foye skips school on a Friday, everybody notices.
Foye, principal at North East High School, appears every Friday on closed circuit television for the school's morning announcements. The segment, Fridays with Foye, has a huge following. Students and staff gather around the building's televisions to watch the principal.
A pair of local schools are continuing to expand their work beyond the classroom.
North East and Bay View elementary schools are still hosting the alternating Maryland Food Bank food distribution which is now entering its third year.
And with Cecil County Public Schools now reaching a 45 percent average of free and reduced meals, the need is greater than ever.
"We are reaching a ton of families," said Lisa Lowe, principal at North East Elementary. "We see a lot of the same faces every month but we are seeing new people too. It's now difficult to find a parking spot in our parent pick up loop."
Several times per day, visitors to Elkton's town hall ask Brie Humphreys why she's standing up on the job.
Humphreys is one of several Town of Elkton staffers who has gone ergonomic. That means instead of staying seated at a desk for eight or more hours a day, they stand.
"I got it last November. I really like it. I've been a secretary my whole life. It hasn't bothered me a bit. At first, my legs would bother me," said Humphreys. She also said she learned that standing while working is better for her health.
Elkton town administrator Lewis George said the town began looking at the stand up sit down option desks a few years ago. But they were cost prohibitive. Instead of abandoning the plan to allow employees the sit or stand option, they decided to have them made in house.