In between looking for her daughter's missing shoes, packing lunches, and checking the time, Candice Thompson was tying on her Ninja Turtles headband and strapping on her plastic shell.
"I've got a special one for them today," Thompson said on Thursday morning.
She wasn't preparing for a costume party.
Thompson was getting ready for the bus stop.
For her grandson Ryan's birthday party, Anita Casteel has planned a mixed of somber remembrance with good old fashioned fun.
The fun needs no explanation. The remembrance is because Ryan won't be there this year.
"Last year was his fifth birthday. This year he won't be here," said Casteel. "You have to keep moving forward and making it better."
The Cecil County Public Library Board of Trustees has announced that after a careful review of candidates, Acting Director Morgan Miller has been selected as the new Director of Cecil County Public Libraries.
Miller has been Acting Director since July 1. She replaced former director Denise Davis who retired from the post after serving for 15 years.
It takes four men about a week to get Elkton ready to welcome thousands of visitors for the annual Fall Fest.
Andy Taylor, who has worked for Elkton's Public Works Department for a decade, enjoys every minute of it. "We bring out 18 other trash cans. The curbs are painted, the white (parking) lines are painted, we weed whacked and we hung new banners," said Taylor. They hung 52 Welcome to Elkton banners and replaced 18 light bulbs. "Bees were flying around me when I was putting those banners up," said Taylor.
Just months before they celebrate 70 years of service, the North East Lions Club is recruiting new members.
"We're open to and are looking for fresh ideas. We're at the point where we are struggling to put things in motion. We are looking for new ideas and fresh thoughts," said North East Lions Club President Michelle Manfredi.
The Cecil County Historical Society recently joined Elkton's Art Loop.
That partnership has already reaped rewards and the public will benefit.
Paula Newton, president of the historical society, Wanda Owens, from the Daughters of the American Revolution, and Mary Biron, from the Cecil County Heritage Troupe will present an Historic Cemetery Tour for Elkton's First Friday, October 7.
After two decades of being closed to traffic, Razor Strap Road bridge will be replaced.
According to Chief of Engineering and Construction, Phil Muzik from Cecil's Department of Public Works, this project has long been in the planning stages.
"The design was started 12 or 13 years ago. Now we have major subdivisions in that area," said Muzik. The contract for that work is expected to be awarded in early summer of 2017.
For $20, you can back the blue.
The Rising Sun Police Department is selling t-shirts. Proceeds from these shirt sales will fund two causes.
After 30 years as a Rising Sun resident, Sandra Campbell is ready to pack up and move.
Campbell, who relocated to town from Fair Hill in 1985, said last week that she's being taxed out of town.
Every few months, someone calls Cecil's Department of Planning and Zoning and wants information about changing the name of a road.
That's when Planner 1 Jason Boothe shifts his focus from planning to road names.
In the last half dozen years, only one private road request name has been granted.