Today on DelmarvaLife –
Today, we are traveling to the Western Sussex County town of Laurel, Delaware. We look back at the town’s rich history, while looking ahead to see how several organizations are coming together to work on the town’s future.
If there’s one thing the people of Laurel pride themselves on, it’s their roots. In fact, one stop at the Laurel Historical Society Headquarters, The Cook House, and you’ll be able to see many items of years gone by. Each one has a story of its own to tell.
It’s hard to imagine the town of Laurel with Johnny Janosik World of Furniture, and the story of Johnny Janosik is a true rags-to-riches tale. It begins with a young man showing up in Laurel with an empty stomach and $2 to his name. The rest, as they say, is history.
The Good Samaritan Aid Organization has been around for decades and has helped countless people. That help comes from the organization’s thrift store. WBOC’s Heidi Werosta pays a visit to the store to see what kind of treasure she’ll find and how those treasures help people in need.
Another Laurel landmark is the Rt. 13 Outlet Market. It’s one of those places you’ve probably passed a million times on Route 13 in Laurel. And, as 102.5 WBOC’s Corey Phoebus finds out, there’s very little you can’t find in the market.
When you have a quaint, small town like Laurel in your backyard, it’s easy to make it a destination for a day trip get-a-way. If you are looking for something a little farther away, you might want to head to Laurel as well. That’s were you will find TravelDebi. We sent WBOC’s Heidi Werosta to Laurel to find out how you can plan a stress-free vacation.
A lot has changed over the past 200 years in Laurel, but we also want to talk about the town’s future. No one can accurately predict the future, but, in the case of Laurel, the future is in good hands. WBOC’s Heidi Werosta shows us how this down may look a little different over the next few years thanks to the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation.
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