Joe – Main Street’s Friendly Face

Meet Joe, one of Main Street’s most friendly faces. I first met Joe while working at Shift. He would come in daily, sometimes bringing chocolate for all of us or a funny cartoon from the New Yorker. He is a face we grew to know and love with his wit and charm.

Joe’s typical day starts with a trip to the post office in the morning, breakfast at the Princess, and his rounds to each of his favorite Frostburg businesses throughout the day. A few of his stops include Spectrum Design, Main Street Books, Lorenzo’s Frostburg Bakery, Lil’ Corner Market, and as Joe says, “I pop in to all places with their doors open.”

October 14, 2016 will mark the ten year anniversary of Joe’s move to Frostburg. Joe has “been around the world,” he says, but was originally from Glen Burnie, MD. Prior to moving to Frostburg, Joe lived for ten years in Germany working for the NSA.

Usually carrying several magazines, including a train magazine, Joe admits he is a train enthusiast; he enjoys watching the Western Marlyand 734 steam engine pull in to Frostburg and enjoys spending time at the Community Model Railroad Club.

Joe’s favorite part of Frostburg is the Frostburg Public Library, and when asked how he’d describe his time living here in one quote, he said, “The weather is cold, but the people are warm.” 

If you see Joe walking around Frostburg, be sure to say, “Hi.”