My name is Christy Tomaso and my Fiance and I made New Cumberland our home back in September of 2012. I wanted to find a way to explore all things New Cumberland and share with the community so I decided to see if there was a need for a blog. I sent an email to the New Cumberland website and got a response the next day from Cindy Washburn at the Oxford Hall Celtic Shop stating my inquiry came at the perfect time.
That being said I want to say thank you to Cindy and Steve Washburn for believing in my ability to do this and also to Anne-Marie Brandt for helping me set this up.
For my first blog entry I decided to interview a close friend who is also a New Cumberland resident. His name is Ed McCormick and he is 37 years old and moved into New Cumberland in February of 2011.
Christy: Why did you move to New Cumberland?
Ed: I wanted to stay in the area and I found an affordable apartment here.
Christy: What do you like about living in downtown New Cumberland?
Ed: I am close to everything and I enjoy the small town atmosphere.
Christy: Which of the local businesses do you frequent?
Ed: Coakley's, GIant, Brother's Pizza, Villa Roma Pizza & Subs and the Laundromat.
Christy: Is there anything you would like to see different in New Cumberland?
Ed: I like New Cumberland the way it is, however I would like to see more of a police presence during the morning rush on Bridge St.
Christy: Have you ever attended the annual Apple Festival?
Ed: No because last year I was helping you and Justin move into your house the very same day.
Christy: Any new types of businesses you would like to see open in New Cumberland?
Ed: I would like to see a Deli or retro type of Coffee Shop open here because I think they would do well.
Christy: What is your favorite building in New Cumberland?
Ed: That would have to be the Movie Theater. I love the fact that it looks exactly the same as it did when I was young and my Mother took me to see Raiders of the Lost Ark there.
Christy: Any other community activities you would like to see here?
Ed: I think that New Year's Eve activities would be a great addition and also if there could be a Parade to celebrate the local school teams (Red Land, Cedar Cliff) and they could gather at Giant and Parade down Bridge St.
I want to thank Ed McCormick for taking the time to let me interview him and also my Fiance Justin Bolton for encouraging me to take on this new venture.
My name is Christy and I moved to the West Shore ten years ago and into New Cumberland in September 2012. I really enjoy living here and getting to know the community better every day. I enjoy spending time with family, friends and my dog.