Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts
Showing posts with label grand opening. Show all posts

Monday, July 23, 2012

Cole's Cakes Celebrates Grand Opening

A little bit of summer drizzle never stops great events from happening when there is lots of fun to be had!
Cole's Cakes celebrated their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting/Block Party on Saturday, July 21, 2012 even though the skies were cloudy and somewhat rainy.

Mayoral ribbon cutting ceremony was held shortly after 12:00 on Saturday. 

Door prizes, kid events and free cupcakes- along with so many other activities- can bring a smile to anyones face.
What a wonderful spitit those at Cole's Cakes have for wanting to share with others and extending their kindness to others  by having a block party with a creative selection of events for children and adults along with lots of  GREAT door prizes! 

Now word  yet on the door prize winners....

Best wishes to all of those at Cole's Cakes.

Photos by City of Pocomoke on Facebook.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Don't Miss The FUN TODAY!

205 Clarke Avenue
Pocomoke City, Maryland
Grand Opening, Open House, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Saturday July 21, 2012
12pm until 2pm

 Nicole Ayres is inviting the public to sample her confections by creating a festive block-party-like atmosphere.

There will be free refreshments,
and plenty of activities for children, including face-painting, cupcake-decorating, sidewalk chalk art, and a cupcake-eating contest.

 Local business owners and public officials will be on hand and a number of exciting door prizes – provided by at least fourteen local downtown businesses – will be distributed.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Pocomoke City Police Dept. Grand Opening Ceremony

Pocomoke City Police Department


Friday June 22, 2012
Ribbon Cutting

Left to right- Councilman Clarke, Pocomoke City Manager Russ Blake, Senator Jim Mathias, Pocomoke City Police Chief Kelvin D. Sewell, Pocomoke City Mayor Bruce Morrison, Councilperson Tracey Cottman, Delegate Mike McDermott, Councilman Don Malloy, Councilperson Diane Downing, Worcester County Commisioner Meryl Lockfaw, State Director U.S.D.A., Jack Tarburton

(Don't worry about the arm in the photo- the time on the watch will forever show that things did, indeed, run on time.)

The men and women who so proudly serve Pocomoke City as Pocomoke City Police Officers. This is not all of them and I will do my best to find a photo that includes them all
It's official.

The Pocomoke City Police Department now operates 24/7/365 from the new headquarters on Market Street.

I have so much more to report and so many more photos so please be patient. This has been quite a day for so many... a very exciting day. A day that so many are proud to have been a part of, including myself.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

NEWS RELEASE: Downtown Pocomoke Revitalization - Grand Opening, Saturday 4/21

A 2nd Time Around Celebrates its Grand Opening

Pocomoke City – 18 April 2012 – Pocomoke City Mayor Bruce Morrison proudly announces the grand opening of “A 2nd Time Around,” a new retail establishment featuring repurposed items, collectibles, thrift, records, and other vintage jewels.  This shop offers a little bit of everything for everyone.

Both natives of the area, owners Terri Darby and Dana Blanchard have spent years scouring the Eastern Shore and collecting their treasures.  Now they are opening their doors to share them with the community.  A 2nd Time around will buy, sell and trade most vintage items.

Terri and Dana are a community-oriented couple and they are receiving a warm welcome from their downtown neighbors.  Some recognize Terri from her work leading coordination of the Annual Sarah Foxwell Memorial Scholarship Ride that benefits Salisbury University’s social work program.  Many auction-goers and pickers are friendly with Dana.  Others are simply getting to know the couple through friendly daily interactions at the newly opened store.  All seem impressed with the commitment they bring to downtown development, with a renewed emphasis on both cost-effective and “green” living. 

This Saturday’s grand opening is a community event.  Local business owners and public officials will be on hand and guests will be able to view a display of high school repurposing projects donated by Pocomoke High School.  It will all take place at A 2nd Time Around, at 125 Market Street (on the corner of Market & Second Streets, downtown), beginning at 2:00pm and ending at 4:00pm.  The event will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 2:15pm, and a door prize drawing at 3:45pm.  Refreshments will be served. 

The store’s opening marks a milestone in the city’s efforts to attract new businesses to Pocomoke’s downtown as it repositions itself as a tourist destination.  Members of the community who are interested in learning more about A 2nd Time Around are encouraged to stop by on Saturday.  Those interested in the city’s downtown efforts in general, should contact Angela Manos, at 410-603-1178, or

Monday, August 30, 2010

Grand Opening of Tangier Island Clinic

Tangier Island, Va. --

TANGIER ISLAND -- The ribbon-cutting on a new, state-of-the-art medical center yesterday turned out to be one of the biggest events in the small island's history.

The much-anticipated occasion also turned out to be much more than the dedication of a building.

"It's a pretty big day for Tangier," said island resident Bruce Gordy, as he hustled to close the Tangier Island History Museum early so he could find a good vantage point for the ceremony. "It's great, but it's sad, too."

The joy and pride stem from the grand opening of the $1.4 million health center that replaces a cramped, dilapidated clinic that has served the island for more than 50 years.

The sadness surrounds Dr. David Nichols, 62, the White Stone physician who has filled the role of primary physician for Tangier's 525 residents, traveling to the island on his day off every week for 31 years. Last month, only weeks before he would begin seeing patients in a new facility that had been his dream for years, he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He said he could have only a few months to live.
Yesterday's festivities were bittersweet, said Jimmie Carter, the Northern Neck developer and friend and patient of Nichols' who spearheaded the public-private partnership that built the center and established a foundation that will help ensure high-quality health care for islanders for years to come.

Under a cloudless sky and a relentless sun, hundreds gathered outside the new facility -- christened the David B. Nichols Health Center -- to cheer the building and honor its namesake.

It's a testament to the affection for Nichols that on such a hot day the crowd filled the narrow lanes around the building in folding chairs and the island's ubiquitous golf carts -- patients and former patients, islanders and mainlanders who came across the Chesapeake Bay by ferry or flew in by small plane or helicopter, making Tangier's small airfield look like a major airport for at least a day.

The center's front porch was filled with local and state officials, including Gov. Bob McDonnell and Rep. Robert J. Wittman, R-1st, who represents the island in Washington. McDonnell said he made the trip simply "to shower more love" on Nichols.

In welcoming everyone, Tangier Mayor James "Ooker" Eskridge stood at the top of the steps of the new clinic and said, "The Bible tells about God using certain people for certain jobs at certain times. Dr. Nichols, we appreciate all you've done and all you're doing, and we love you."

Schoolchildren sang "This Land Is Your Land." Representatives of Staff Care, the organization that chose Nichols as "Country Doctor of the Year" in 2006, came from Texas to present Nichols with its first "Country Doctor of the Decade" award. Elected officials bestowed resolutions and commendations upon him. One declared Nichols "A True Tangierman for Life."

Inez Pruitt, the Tangier-born physician assistant who was mentored and inspired by Nichols to follow her calling, praised his commitment and compassion and said she is "the most blessed woman in the world."
"I wouldn't change a thing," she said, "except for time -- and more of it."

After the ceremony, the crowd meandered over to the island's schoolhouse for a reception that was more of a community picnic -- with tables laden with soft-shell crabs, clam fritters and ham, as well as homemade salads and cakes. The cups of iced tea went fast.

"All these people," marveled Hedy Bowden, who was among the kitchen volunteers scurrying about replacing empty bowls and platters.

Bowden, 63, grew up on the island and was trying to remember a bigger community event but couldn't.

"This is the biggest I've seen," she said.

Throughout the day, the cheers, laughter and posing for photographs inevitably were mixed with hugs and tears. Anyone who was asked what Nichols has meant to the island invariably said, "Everything."

"He's going to be greatly missed," Bowden said.

When it came his turn to talk, Nichols said not to worry.

"While I will leave you in body," Nichols told the gathering, his eyes red and his voice catching, "I will never leave you in spirit.