Candy, gelato business set to open

By Larry Di Giovanni | Jun 18, 2014
Photo by: Larry Di Giovanni From left, Jeff and Kimberly Snow, daughter Tania, and Kimberly's father Richard Arasz gather June 16 inside Snowdrop Confections. The business will feature gelato, chocolates, fudge, other candies, jewelry, and specialty gift items.

Rockland — Jeff and Kimberly Snow, owner of Snowdrop Confections, a new business at 377 Main St., plan to have their opening coincide with the Saturday, June 21 Summer Solstice event from 4 to 8 p.m.

Main Street will be closed to traffic so that local residents and visitors can enjoy the start of summer during Summer Solstice, produced by Rockland Main Street Inc. and sponsored by Camden National Bank.

Snowdrop Confections will offer gelato of various flavors, chocolates, fudge, other candies, jewelry, and specialty gift items such as Annalee Dolls, Kimberly Snow said. The Snows live in Union, where Kimberly used to sell fudge and chocolates on the Union Common.

Now the family business, which includes candy maker and sister, C.C. Snow, will occupy space formerly held by G.M. Pollack & Sons Jewelers. G.M. Pollack & Sons relocated to Harbor Plaza.

The Snows consider their location at the corner of of Tillson Avenue and Main Street an ideal setting for foot and vehicle traffic downtown. They are also close to Museum Street and the Farnsworth Art Museum.

"I'm extremely excited to get our business started on Summer Solstice, which means getting to meet the people of Rockland and welcoming summer tourists," Kimberly Snow said. She added that her husband, Jeff, has crafted custom cabinetry for their store made of Brazilian cherry with the help of his friend, Lowell Sibole, a master woodsmith.

Jeff Snow's father, Bert Snow, is the former Rockland police chief who retired in 1989 after 45 years of city service. He wrote a book, "The Main Beam," about the shipbuilding history of Rockland.

Courier Publications reporter Larry Di Giovanni can be reached at 594-4401 x. 117, or by email at: ldigiovanni@villagesoup.com.

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Larry Di Giovanni, a veteran journalist with more than 20 years of experience, is returning to his daily reporting roots in order to cover the city of Rockland for The Courier-Gazette. Originally from Athens, Ohio, his family includes one son, Tony.

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