Friday, May 11, 2012
Streetfest will kick off tonight in downtown Princess Anne with a live concert from 5-10 p.m.
The Country Pop Rock Tour will feature young artists Celeste Kellogg, Tyler Layne, t.j.prodigy, Emma Petts, mitez, Christopher McGinnis and the Nathan Pinchak band.
Somerset Avenue between Washington and Prince William streets will be closed to traffic beginning this afternoon.
On Saturday, the festival continues from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with food, crafts, games, live entertainment, a bicycle parade and classic cars.
The two blocks of Somerset Avenue between Broad and Washington streets will be closed to traffic during the event.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/11/2012 12:30:00 PM
I have been appalled at the treatment the Sussex County Sheriff's Department has taken lately by Local Officials. To say they are not Law Enforcement Officers is like putting on a metal glove and slapping them in the face. Let us just take what they do and I can make an argument that they are. The people opposed to them having Police powers say they only deliver Court papers. If that is such a boring unimportant and safe job why not get the mail lady to do it? I will tell you why because many of the people getting served are gonna probably be pissed at getting served. These men and women are putting their lives on the line each time they go to someones door to deliver these papers and yet the powers that be want to slap them like that.
These Officers having the Police powers they deserve would be able to help keep the citizens safer so why in the world would they fight against that? Sheriff Christopher you are doing the right thing and I support what you are trying to do.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/11/2012 11:00:00 AM
Last week I ran the story that was also shown on WBOC in regards to this home located at 30526 Olde fruitland rd. If you click the WBOC it will take you to the video that was on the news, I have spent the last 4 to 5 days looking into this story and doing more research on it. The end result is someone needs to step up and do the right thing and help this family out because no matter who is actually at fault they are the ones suffering because of it.
Chris Gilkerson bought the property as shown below from SDAT for 59,500 dollars. The top figure is what he sold it for to the Widdowsons
I have found the original listing for the property when Gilkerson bought it from the bank. This is an image from it and the link is here.
Ok notice the text under the photo of the house when it was purchased by Gilkerson from the bank and Prudential realtors. (Attention Investors!! Not for the weak of heart!! AS IS, WHERE IS! Complete Rehab. Beautiful lot with a house that has potential for the right person willing to take on this challenge to bring it back to life) The photo below is from inside the house before Gilkerson attempted to fix the problems.
From Outward appearances it looks as if they did a great job making it look good as new as pictured below which is what helped sell this house to the Widdowsons.
The problem was obviously the mold was not taken care of permanently which is why it grew back as soon as the house started being lived in. If you watch the WBOC story even the neighbor talked about the standing water and mold issues before the renovation. This family like any saw this as a beautiful home to raise their two children and have the American dream. They followed the steps and had a home inspection done as the bank financing them requested and the report is below.
The fungus on the floor joists and beams in the crawl space and basement did not appear to be mold. While they may not have appeared to be mold it turned out it was , and the levels in the house reached toxic levels which required the family to move into an apartment and leave their belongings behind as the risk of bringing the mold with them was too high. The mortgage payments still have to be paid by them along with this new rent they are forced to pay which is causing a monumental financial burden on this beautiful family with 2 small children.
Chris Gilkerson said in reply to the WBOC story
The problem I have is that when the property was purchased for renovation mold was apparent and one of the reasons that the home was in need of the right person to bring it back to life. His cleaners may have felt they took care of the problem, but when the family started noticing it and had it looked at it wasn't like the place had never had a mold problem. I really can't say who is to blame, because as stated it really doesn't matter either the inspector or the Gilkerson group need to make this right without it having to drag out in the Court system. The family did not sprinkle magical mold spores around to cause the problem, the problem was there when they purchased it, and they had every reason to believe there was none with the report given to them. We need people to start stepping up and doing the right thing in this Country and this is one of those cases.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/11/2012 10:00:00 AM
If you remember my review here there were many people who were critical of the paper plates and plasticware that food was being served on, well this is an example of Democracy in action. The owner of Maho's sent me an email last night and wanted me to let people know that upon reading the comments they now have real dinnerware and silverware for customers who want to eat in.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 5/11/2012 08:30:00 AM