Keepin’ It Bright

"My family moved from Charleston about four years ago, and they came up here to Cape and I've been staying up here since then. I’ve just been trying to stay out of the way of things, You know what i mean? It’s easy to get in trouble, but hard to get out of. It is! …

Everybody Knows Your Name

What’s your favorite thing about being a bartender? “Oh, man; the free time, and believe it or not, I just kinda enjoy people. The majority of them, so, you know… I work in a very laid-back environment, where you hardly see any stress at all. The majority of my customers are my friends, and I …

Sellin’ Soap Not Dope

“I grew up in Memphis, Tennessee. I’ve been in Cape about 4 ½, 5 weeks. What the company does is they hire young people from the inner city and teach them how to work. Put them in a shirt and tie, and teach ‘em how to go door to door and sell; how to do …

Investing in Downtown

“I’m thrilled. There are so many people in our community that want to invest in our downtown right now. Now, it’s leveraging their passion and trying to get some movement on some of these vacant properties. “We’re in an exciting time with all of the restaurants. I know Jon Rust did that article on the …

Modern Vintage

“I’m 16, I attend Central High School and I am in love with the 1940s. The clothes. The fashion. I’ve always been around antiques. Some of my earliest memories are in antique stores and I’ve just been fascinated by the clothes. When I was about 13, I decided that’s how I wanted to dress, so …

Creating Supermen

“I've been in the business for a while. I've seen guys grow from kids to young men, and it's kind of satisfying to know that maybe I helped out a little; developing or molding their character, so to speak. I like watching them succeed with different goals and things that I heard them talk about …

Heart on Paper

“I moved down here from Perryville. I’ve got four kids that live in Fruitland, and so we all come down here to get an education. I just did a welding certification at the CTC. But, man! There’s so many winners down here, you know? So many people striving to do better down here. Great attitudes. …

Hands-On Experience

“That is one of our biggest problems: Finding the right people that know how to do the job and also want to do the job. Want to work. And it’s not just here. There’s places around the country that are far worse than it is here, too. A lot of people don’t want to get …

The Personal Touch

“When I’ve got time to myself, no obligations… I like to draw. I draw cartoons. I’ve been drawing since I was little. I’m good at drawing. Not people, but cartoons, illustration stuff. I like drawing Squidward. I just draw silly pictures and put little bubbles with words. “When I worked at a hotel, I used …