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Cecil County Life

Cecil County Life Fall/Winter 2023

Dec 01, 2023 03:41PM ● By Tricia Hoadley
Letter from the Editor: 

Cecil County is a community that is always evolving. In this issue of Cecil County Life, writer Ken Mammarella takes a look at the growth of Perryville, which is already the 2nd-largest town in Cecil County and might grow by 50 percent over the next 5 years, according to its mayor. The new Great Wolf Lodge is the most dramatic example of the growth in Perryville, but there are numerous other proposals for housing and commercial construction. 
The Q & A in this issue is with Megan McRay, the executive director of the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce—an agency of connection for the goals, the ideas and the vision of nearly 500 members throughout the county. Megan met with Cecil County Life to talk about how the chamber helps businesses grow, the thriving economic landscape of the county and the very special people she would like to invite to her dinner party. 
We also present a story about Flying Plow Farm, which was founded in 2010 by Sarah Rider and Tom Paduano. Flying Plow Farm is celebrating its tenth year in Rising Sun with the support of its members and a passion for providing sustainable and organic food. 
Another story in this issue takes a look at the sport of pickleball, which is one of the 
fastest-growing sports in the U.S. The sport is definitely increasing in popularity in Cecil County, and there are a number of places where local residents can enjoy this activity. 
Writer and historian Gene Pisasale offers an in-depth look at the rich and fascinating heritage of Cecil County. 
We also highlight an Alumni Spotlight Exhibition on display at Milburn Stone Gallery. 
The subject of the photo essay in this issue is Blue Elk Vineyard. 
We hope that you enjoy these stories that illustrate how Cecil County keeps evolving. We always welcome your comments and suggestions for future stories, and we look forward to bringing you the next issue of Cecil County Life in the spring of 2024. 

Randy Lieberman, Publisher 
[email protected], 610-869-5553 
Steve Hoffman, Editor 
[email protected], 610-869-5553, Ext. 13 

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