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Cecil County Life Fall/Winter 2022

Dec 07, 2022 11:19AM ● By Tricia Hoadley

Cecil County Life Fall/Winter 2022

Letter from the Editor:

In this issue of Cecil County Life, we talk to Robert J. Alt, the Mayor of Elkton, about the challenges facing the town, initiatives that would boost the critical mass needed to stimulate the business, residential and cultural sectors, and who he would like to invite to a special dinner.

We also take a look at how local residents and visitors to Cecil County are appreciating the new Bohemia River State Park. The park, which opened on Earth Day this year, runs along Great Bohemia Creek and Burkalow Creek, 2 miles south of Chesapeake City, with the main entrance on Augustine Herman Highway. The park is another boost to the quality of life for local residents.

We’re also pleased to present a story by writer Ken Mammarella about West Nottingham Academy’s efforts to reinvent its teaching by focusing on key themes like creativity, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Cecil County has a rich history. Writer Gene Pisasale explores one interesting aspect of that history by writing about Rodgers Tavern, which was a stopover point for many of our Founding Fathers. Rodgers Tavern which hosted numerous members of the Founding Fathers generation. Legend has it that George Washington often stayed in the northeast bedroom. Numerous other Founding Fathers and supporters of the American cause, including Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, the Marquis de Lafayette and Marshal Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the comte de Rochambeau, whose French troops were vital to Washington’s victory at the historic Battle of Yorktown, also spent time at Rodgers Tavern.

The photo essay titled “Elk Neck State Park: The peninsula of dreams,” showcases the 2,370-acre Elk Neck State Park.

We hope you enjoy these stories, and we always welcome comments and suggestions for stories to highlight in a future issue of Cecil County Life. And we look forward to bringing you the next edition of this magazine, which will arrive in the summer of 2023. Until then, please enjoy the holiday season!


Randy Lieberman, Publisher

[email protected], 610-869-5553

Steve Hoffman, Editor

[email protected], 610-869-5553, Ext. 13

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