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Cecil County Life Spring/Summer 2016 Issue

Jun 07, 2016 01:21PM ● Published by Richard Gaw

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In 2013, Brenda Dedrick and her husband, Warren, purchased the stunning, 440-acre Bohemia Manor Farm. Now, with Chateau Bu-De Vineyards in Chesapeake City, their dreams are flourishing. We'll take you there. We'll introduce you to Norman Hunter, who presides over an auction service, a flea market, a salvage store, and a restaurant. Ever since the doors of the Sweet Spice Bake Shop in North East first swung open last December, it has become one of the busiest – and happiest – must-sees in Cecil County. We talk to the owners. Speaking of success stories, writer Carla Lucas explores the local success story that is the Plumpton Park Zoo. We profile wood-burning artist Carolyn Asti, who is skilled at embellishing the beauty of wood, a fraction of an inch at a time. Cecil County Life also talks to Josh Brown, the president of the Historic Elk Landing Foundation, about the efforts to preserve the historic site in Elkton. In this edition, you'll meet Juliana Hutchings and Ian Sebring, the owners of Appleton Equestrian, a paradise for horse lovers, which builds on its long history with the community. The photo essay, “Where Around Elkton?” challenges readers to test how well they know the Elkton area of Cecil County. 

The vineyard on the banks of the Bohemia - Jun 01 2016 1120AM

The vineyard on the banks of the Bohemia

When Brenda Dedrick and her husband Warren purchased the 440-acre Bohemia Manor Farm in 2013, it was the start of a dream Read More » 

 

Norman Hunter turned Hunters Sale Barn into one of Cecil Countys quintessential businesses over the last 41 years

Spotlight on Hunter’s Sale Barn

Norman Hunter built what has become, over the course of four eventful decades, one of the quintessential Cecil County businesses. Read More » 

 

When the Historic Elk Landing Foundation took over after Elkton purchased the site in 1999 immediate work was needed on the Stone House to keep it from falling into ruin

Preserving an historic treasure

Ever since the town of Elkton purchased Historic Elk Landing, efforts to preserve, protect, and restore the site have progressed. Read More » 

 

Carolyn Asti uses one of her wood-burning tools

Wood-burning artist Carolyn Asti 

Embellishing the beauty of wood, a fraction of an inch at a time Read More » 

 

The shops location on Main Street is a cozy spot to unwind and have a treat

The delicious collision of Heaven and the potato chip cookie

The doors of the Sweet Spice Bake Shop in North East first swung open last December. Since then, it has become one of the busiest – and happiest – must-sees in Cecil County. Read More » 

 

John Miller sells his popular Thunder Ridge Kettle Corn

The Perryville Farmers Market

A Farm to Fork experience Read More » 

 

Juliana Hutchings and Ian Sebring with Circulate a former race horse who is used for lessons

A paradise for horse lovers

Appleton Equestrian builds on a long history with the community Read More » 

 

Nick and Cheryl Lacovara by the inside feeding window of Jimmy the giraffes new barn

Thriving and growing: The Plumpton Park Zoo's success story

Cheryl and Nick Lacovara stepped forward to try to save the zoo, and the community followed their vision to keep Plumpton Park Zoo open in Rising Sun. Read More » 

 

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