Cecil County Life Fall/Winter 2020Dec 31, 2020 01:03PM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Nestled on a peaceful farm just outside of Rising Sun, Kilby Cream has welcomed local families for visits to the ice cream store for the freshly made and hand-dipped ice cream, custom-blended shakes, sundaes, and waffle cones. This issue of Cecil County Life features a photo essay highlighting this essential—and quintessential—Cecil County business.
This issue also explores how the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce is helping businesses navigate through the challenges that have arisen as a result of the health crisis. The Cecil County Chamber of Commerce pivoted quickly to help members, especially providing assistance to those businesses that needed information about various county, state, and federal programs.
We also visit with the The Palette & The Page, which is entering its second decade with a renewed commitment. The Palette & The Page has been providing space for the arts in downtown Elkton since 2009, spotlighting painters and writers and sculptors and artisans. It has also played a role in helping to revitalize the downtown.
The Cecil County Public Library system, like the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce, pivoted quickly in response to the pandemic. The Cecil County Public Library system quickly developed a virtual library that reaches residents through innovation. The dedicated staff has remained committed to its core mission, and technology has allowed people to utilize many of the library’s offerings throughout the pandemic.
Author David Healey, who lectures frequently on regional history, has done a lot of research—and has previously lectured about—the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19. History has a lot to teach us about the current pandemic, and Healey shares that, “We too can get through this.”
Cecil County restaurants have had a wide range of experiences in navigating through the pandemic. We talked to the owners of several of Cecil County’s distinctive restaurants to find out how they have handled the health crisis.
We're very pleased to be sharing the stories in this issue of Cecil County Life with you. As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for future stories. We wish you all good health and good cheer until we deliver the next issue of the magazine in the spring of 2021.