Harford Digest

Harford Digest

September 05, 2004

Havre de Grace walkway reopening with celebration

To commemorate the reconstruction of the Havre de Grace Promenade, which was heavily damaged last September by Tropical Storm Isabel, city officials are celebrating with a First Walk on the walkway along the Susquehana River on the one-year anniversary of the storm.

The event is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 18 with a ribbon cutting near the Concord Point Lighthouse, off Lafayette and Concord streets. Live entertainment will include performances along the promenade by acoustic guitarist/vocalist David Jaffe, the North Bay Bluegrass Pickers and Choo-Choo Charlie the clown.

"We wanted to recognize the anniversary of the storm, not by dwelling on the negative aspects, but by celebrating what can and has been accomplished by working together," said Bob Lee, who has served as the Harford County Parks and Recreation Department's project manager for the reconstruction of the Promenade. "It is a proud moment for us all."

Information: 410-638-3571.

Festival for the Arts scheduled for Sept. 19

The 39th annual Bel Air Festival for the Arts will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 rain or shine in Shamrock Park behind Bel Air Town Hall at Hickory Avenue and Lee Way. Admission is free.

The event will feature 350 artists, photographers and craftsmen exhibiting and selling their work. Free shuttle bus service will run continuously between the Motor Vehicle Administration parking lot on Route 24 and the festival grounds.

For more information on the event, call 410-836-2395.

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