Charter government changes most everything.
Even how the roads are named.
That's what Jason Boothe, Planner 1 in Cecil's Department of Planning and Zoning, explained to the county council recently. Read more…
Up until August, 2014, Jamie and Amy Davis had three children, Christopher, 21, Mindy, 19, and Saralynn, 16.
The Rising Sun couple have now added another teen to their brood by way of Antonia Seifert, 17, of near Hamburg, Germany. Read more…
At the end of January, Chesapeake City Mayor Dean Geracimos announced that the town would be creating a Tourism department which will operate out of town hall.
Less than two months later, Carla Miners was named the town's Director of Economic Development and Tourism. The mayor's vision for that position is someone who will direct tourism, be creative, spread the word about the positive things in the town, and recruit new businesses. Read more…
You may not be shocked to learn that a kid named Beckham grew up on local soccer fields.
But you might be surprised to find out how far the sport is taking Beckham Aiman.
Aiman, a fourth grader at Rising Sun Elementary, is heading to Portugal this week to play in the Mundialito tournament, a youth version of soccer's World Cup. Read more…
Sixth grader Andy Szekerczes works hard to retain his status as an honor student.
He said that being a member of the Rising Sun Boys & Girls Club unit helps. Read more…
by Lisa Tome
Lack of electricity shut the doors of Rising Sun High School for three days last week.
But still, the band played on.
The Rising Sun High School Band turned out for the 2015 Cecil County Middle and High School Band and Orchestra Festival which was held at Elkton High School on Thursday. In doing so, they overcame some obstacles. Read more…
Chesapeake City Councilman Frank Vari wants to keep hearts beating in that town.
Vari, in cooperation with American Heart Association CPR/AED instructors David Pardee, Sr. and Wendi Pardee, is offering lifesaving classes in the town. Read more…
Residents rely on volunteer firefighters to handle emergencies ranging from a tree across a road to freeing people trapped in a wrecked car, fighting fires, and providing emergency medical care.
Now one group of volunteers is asking the people they serve for help.
Last week, the Quarryville Fire Company mailed thousands of letters asking for donations. The drive is the all-volunteer fire company's major fundraiser.
"Last year, we received $94,000," said Tim Ryan, the fire company's president. "We heard from about 27 percent of the residents and businesses we serve."
In nearly three decades, she has handled weddings, mule sales, craft shows, and recreational vehicle gatherings.
"They're all in my little red book," Sandra Glackin said last week.
Make that three books, all of which hold the history of rentals of the Solanco Fair Association's Hoffman Building as well as other association properties.
Starting on December 22, 1986, Glackin began recording reservations and payments in a small red ledger. After filling that book in 1989, she moved on to another and started a third ledger in 2006.
Even when he was riding his bicycle to raise money to fight diabetes, Garrett Swayne liked to walk.
He would cover blocks of Quarryville on foot, knocking on doors and asking for donations.
This year, he's still covering the borough's sidewalks in search of donations, but, unlike other years, he will stay on foot when the fundraisers gather.
In 2012 and 13, he rode his bicycle to raise money to benefit the American Diabetes Association.
He was prepared to do a third year with the Tour de Cure in 2014 when the sponsoring group's local office closed.
Alex Weeks is spending a lot of time on trout streams.
Weeks, a member of the Cub Scout Pack in New Providence, turned out on Saturday morning, March 21, to help stock the Octoraro Creek.
This coming Saturday, he and his father will be on a local stream, participating in the Mentored Youth fishing program.