Fall brings haunted tours of Havre de Grace through November

September 26, 2014

It's spooky, dear readers!

Haunted tours of Havre de Grace run until Nov. 1, Fridays and Saturdays, 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $14. Call 410-939-1811 or email admin@mainstreethdg.com for details.

Welcome to autumn! Acquire your fall harvest of pumpkins and mums at Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon.

The Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 30 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, to anyone in need who enters. Volunteers are needed for Grace Place. Contact Louise Silsby, 410-734-6721.

Happy September birthday wishes to Nancy Dryden (Sept. 24); Fred Gregory (Sept. 21); John Lindes (Sept. 28); Bob Jobes (Sept. 30); Eric Jasper (Oct. 1); and Mike Shaffer (Oct. 3).

First Fridays in Havre de Grace is coming Oct. 3, 5 to 9 p.m. in downtown Havre de Grace. In conjunction, the Joseph L. Davis American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St., will host a pavilion party, Friday, Oct. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m., public welcomed, with live music. Look for pit beef, pit ham and pit turkey, steamed shrimp and boardwalk fries on the menu. Yum!

Havre de Grace City-sponsored clean-up days are scheduled for Saturdays, Sept. 27 and Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 410-939-1800 for details. Location: Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane.

Margaret Jones informed me about the Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Susquehanna Flats Classic calling contest to be held at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Goose and duck callers will be competing for a spot in the World Calling Contest. Hunting and fishing suppliers and guide services will be selling and displaying their products. For more information, phone Pat, 410-734-6238, or the museum, 410-939-3729, or email information@decoymuseum.com.

Steppingstone Farm Museum will feature the Fall Harvest and Craft Festival Sept. 27 to 28, (Saturday and Sunday) 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look and listen for bluegrass music, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting, apple bobbing, clogging, straw maze, hayrides, food. Phone 410-939-2299 or 888-419-1762m email steppingstonemsueum@msn.com or visit http://www.steppingstonemsueum.org.

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Wear your pink ribbon and look for the Concord Point Lighthouse illuminated in pink for October.

National Hispanic Heritage Month continues through Oct. 15. This month-long observance honors the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens who share the common language and ancestry of Spanish. Es bueno!

Stop by the Havre de Grace Visitor Center for the student quiz of the Lafayette Trail, created by the Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission for students in kindergarten to fifth grade and sixth to 12 grades to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Lafayette Trail T-shirts are available for $10 at the Spencer-Silver Mansion B&B, 200 S. Union Ave., 410-939-1485. A great family fun project!

Congratulations to several Havre de Grace businesses recognized during Havre de Grace Business Appreciation Day/Week: Amanda's Florist and Gifts LLC on Washington Street, since 1987, owned by Amanda DiDomenico McFadden with seven employees; The Bayou Restaurant on Route 40, owned by Lou and Terri Ward for 32 years with 55 employees; BCH Real Estate Specialists established in 1986 and operated by Charles Hiner and Margaret Perry with three employees and seven agents; Coakley's Pub on St. John Street, owned and operated by Dwayne and Marge Coakley since 1997 with 23 employees; and J.M. Huber Corporation arrived in Havre de Grace in 1952, company founded 1883, employs 140 locally, sixth generation family-owned company that makes silica products used in dental products and toothpaste, managed locally by Mike Mullahey and Eric Lundquist. The Harford Award "Main Street" from Havre de Grace was presented to Bruce and Sherifa Clarke for the Laurrapin Grille Restaurant, 209 N. Washington St.

With our entrance into September and October, we are now in "R" months once again. Traditionally, oysters are back in season once more. Raw oysters on the half shell, anyone?

Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or by note at 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!

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