Monday, May 13, 2013
Bomboy's, Doodads and Wonder Toys mark milestones this month.
Three downtown Havre de Grace businesses have reason to celebrate in May. Bomboy's Candy is celebrating its 35-year anniversary on Market Street. The store's owners invited people to stop in and sing lyrics to "Happy Birthday" for a 10 percent discount on May 1 via Facebook. "Our customers share their memories with us and we wanted to share our milestone with them," Vice President Kathy Bomboy told Patch. Doodads, the fair trade store on Saint John Street, had its 10-year anniversary in early May as well. Doodads posted a photo of its storefront from May 2003 on the store's Facebook page, with the message: "We started out pretty plain..." On its 10-year anniversary, that's no longer the case, as the store is festooned with colorful prayer …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
The N. Washington Street store kicked off its tree-saving campaign during Earth Month.
There's a new sign hanging in Karen's Natural Market in Havre de Grace with ten stumps on it. This month, the store known for its eco-friendly products launched a campaign encouraging customers to use recycled toilet paper to save trees; and it's using a sign to track its progress. "Each tree is 390 rolls of toilet paper," owner Karen Dix said during an in-store Earth Day presentation. "At this store, we want to save ten trees." To gauge how many trees it has preserved, the store has put a picture in the window that has ten stumps on it, representing what Dix said was the forest with its trees cut down. When Karen's Natural Market sells 390 rolls of recycled toilet paper, a painting of a tree will be installed above a stump. The goal is to…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The carryout seafood store on US Route 40 has changed hands.
Gibby’s Seafood is "coming soon," a sign along Pulaski Highway in Havre de Grace reads. Craig Heuman, who lives in Abingdon, said he bought the property at 921 Pulaski Highway in March. He said the previous business, The Seafood Dealer, has been gone since November, at the end of last year's season. At the new establishment, named "Gibby's Seafood," Heuman will offer steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, crabcakes, seafood salad, oysters, clams, fresh fish, salads and other dishes. Heuman was part owner of Gibby's Seafood in Timonium, which he said was known for its crabs and salads. Before opening Gibby's in Havre de Grace, Heuman and his son Travis are rehabbing the building on US Route 40 from the inside out. Heuman anticipated that Gibby's …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The waterfront business celebrates new ownership, updated offerings May 3.
The Havre de Grace Marine Center will hold a grand opening on May 3, owners Chris and Lachelle Scarlato recently announced. The Scarlatos purchased two marinas—Havre de Grace Marina at 723 Water St. and the Log Pond Marina at 410 Concord St.—in November and have been updating them ever since. Under the name “the Havre de Grace Marine Center,” the business provides floating dock slips and moorings for jet skis and boats; new and pre-owned boat sales; extended-stay lodging; accommodations for large vessels; dry storage/sales/rentals for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards; and a 55-foot Chris Craft Yacht with three bedrooms and three baths. Its headquarters on Water Street includes a sail-making and repair shop and a retail store. By …
Monday, April 22, 2013
The North Union Avenue antique store offers a line of 'reincarnated' eco-friendly products.
Antiques are the "original green," according to Barbara Wagner, who owns Bahoukas Antique Mall and Beer MuZeum on North Union Avenue with her husband, George. So it made sense for her take the store's products a step further. For the past five years, Wagner has been keeping linens from estate sales where she and her husband buy antiques. "If you could see all the linens that I have, I’ve got shelves and shelves of linens stacked," Wagner said. "And they’re all these unique, cool prints. "I knew I wanted to re-purpose them," Wagner said. This year Wagner launched her own line of products called "GreenJoy," which includes items like purses, reusable sandwich bags and rugs. The purses are sewn out of vintage curtains; the sandwich bags are …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Rhapsody Beauty Lounge offers a deal on a roller set and blow-dry.
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Thursday, March 7, 2013
GMF Sports opened earlier this March.
GMF Sports opened last week with little fanfare and lots of memorabilia. The store is situated at the corner of North Washington Street near Pennington Avenue, in the space where the Tattered Barn used to be, across from the Vineyard Wine Bar. Baseball cards, action figures, decals and other novelties line the shelves and racks within GMF Sports, whose storefront lettering went up at the end of last week. Autographed memorabilia and helmets are also among its offerings, which are growing by the day. See the photo gallery above for a peek inside the store. GMF Sports is open Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is located at 141 N. Washington St. in downtown Havre de Grace.
Monday, February 18, 2013
The bed and breakfast on South Union Avenue was designated a 'dream home.'
South Union Avenue's Spencer-Silver Mansion made it into The Baltimore Sun's "Dream Home" series recently, one of many times the paper has featured the property. Rooms at the Spencer-Silver Mansion Bed and Breakfast range from $80 to $150 per night. Built in 1896, the Victorian mansion is filled from floor to ceiling with charm, from parquet floors to stained glass windows and ornate woodworking. Antiques furnish the guest rooms, each of which has its own character. Owner Carol Nemeth purchased the Victorian home in 1987 with her now ex-husband, planning to restore the building, which was in disrepair, and raise their daughter there, she told The Baltimore Sun. The couple paid $155,000 for the house, which Nemeth said was divided into …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Patch found chocolate and other edibles, plus some sweet drinks, for Valentine's Day 2013.
Haven't done your Valentine's Day shopping yet? You may not be alone. “Valentine’s Day is a last-minute holiday,” Charlie Bomboy, manager of Bomboy’s Homemade Candy, told Patch. Bomboy's is dipping strawberries in chocolate Thursday for $16.50 per pound. Call 410-939-2924 to order. The candy store also has heart-shaped boxes that customers can fill with their loved one’s favorite candies, ranging in price from approximately $20 to more than $100. Havre de Grace has several other options for last-minute edible gifts too. Desserts by Rita, Goll’s Bakery and Sweet Devotion are selling Valentine's Day cupcakes. Les Petits Bisous has special Valentine's Day macaroons and rose macaroons, which can be packaged in heart shaped boxes. Want a drink …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Candles, couple's yoga and other ideas for Feb. 14, 2013.
Are you looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift in Havre de Grace? Here are some ideas we’ve gathered from around town. CANDLE: Follow your nose into Flicker Scents, which sells an assortment of candles (331 N. Union Ave.; 5–8 p.m. Wednesday). CARD AND FLOWERS: Hit North Washington Street for a one-two punch. Visit Amanda's Florist for flowers (203 N. Washington St.; open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. weekdays). Pair them with a unique card from Glyph Art and Design Studio (101 N. Washington St.; 4–7 p.m. Wednesday). DATE: Try something different together—enroll in a hula hooping class through Tina Twirls Hoop Dance (5:30–6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Salvation Army). Or treat your sweetheart to a couple’s yoga class at Creative Sanctuary (114 N. …