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New Mathews thrift store opens April 9

The Rise as One Thrift Store will open to the public next Saturday, April 9, at 122 Main Street in Mathews. It is located in a two-story white building near the funeral home.

The store will offer a range of items for sale, from women’s, men’s, and children’s clothing and accessories to books, linens, collectibles, and household goods. Store owner Cathy Burke Schirmer said there will initially be some antiques on hand from the sale of the Connecticut antique business she operated prior to moving to Mathews. A selection of birdfeeders and planters will be available as well, she said.

Hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Donations accepted

Schirmer said she is accepting donations for the store, which is being operated as a way to raise funds for the Rise as One Foundation, a nonprofit established by her husband, Joe, to support veterans in need of housing. The couple plans to eventually build an independent living facility for veterans on pr...

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