October 26, 2012
Essay contest The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Commission invites county middle and high school students to participate in the commission's annual essay contest. Winners will be recognized at the commission's annual celebration Jan. 20 at Howard Community College. Essays must be typed and double-spaced and include a cover page with the student's name, address, telephone number, email address, school and grade. Middle school student essays must be 500 to 750 words in length, while high school student essays must be 750 to 1,000 words.
September 19, 2012
What: Howard Community College Grand Prix When: Saturday, Sept. 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Where: Marama Farm, 5610 Chamblis Drive, Clarksville Tickets: $10 for the lawn (children 10 and under free); adult bleacher seats $15, children bleachers $8; tent seats $200; box seats $250. Raffle tickets for a car are $100 each or three for $250. More information: Call 443 518-1970 or go to http://www.hccgrandprix.com..
September 19, 2012
Peace be with you, dear readers, Today marks the International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1982. Tomorrow, happy autumn! Officially, Sept. 22 is the first day of autumn. It's time to enjoy colorful leaves, pumpkins, fall harvests and turkeys, among other things. Acquire your fall harvest at Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon. September is National Honey Month. Celebrate with your honey and buy fresh honey at the farmers market.
September 12, 2012
Shop, dear readers, The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 15, for bargains galore (rain date Sept. 16) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additions, check the HdG tourism website, hdgtourism.com, and download a list. Lots of good buys at: 226 N. Union Ave. ($10 spaces are still available); 719 Warren St., 616 S. Washington St.; 700 Market St.; 107 Hutchins Court (Bayview Estates); 238 Smarty Jones Terrace (Bulle Rock); and 103 Vigil Circle (Bulle Rock). We will also have a list of participating locations at the HdG Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., and at La Cle D'or Guesthouse, 226 N. Union Ave. Let's shop!
September 6, 2012
It's Grandparents Day, dear readers, It's this Sunday, Sept. 9. Congratulations to all my readers who happen to be grandparents! Remember yours. Sept. 11, Tuesday, is Patriot Day and the National Day of Remembrance. Celebrate First Fridays in downtown Havre de Grace today (Friday), 5 to 9 p.m. sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street. On Saturday morning, rise and shine early for the best produce of summer at the Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., 9 a.m. to noon.
August 8, 2012
Yawn, dear readers, Today, Aug. 10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column, and read on.....yawn. Ray Astor informed me that August commemorates the 67th anniversary of several important historical events from World War II. August is Peace Month. On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bob was dropped upon Hiroshima, Japan, followed by a second atomic bomb dropped upon Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945. By Aug. 14, 1945, Japan surrendered.