The Bainbridge Museum held its grand opening and open house on Saturday beginning at 1 p.m.

After the Navy Band from Ship 166 played "Anchors Aweigh," museum board member Grove Miller took to the podium on the steps of the old Bank Building to welcome everyone. He was followed by Del. Dave Rudolph and Port Deposit Mayor Wayne Tome. Both gentlemen talked about the service given by the men and women at the naval training center and its impact on the country in general and on Port Deposit in particular, especially during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

Grove introduced Andy Murphy, vice chairman of the museum board, and Joyce Linkey, museum curator. Rudolph and Linkey shared the task of cutting the ribbon across the entrance of the beautiful granite building. After more selections from the Navy Band, the attendees enjoyed refreshments inside the museum. The displays in the museum date from the training center's commissioning in 1942 until its closure in1976. Visit any weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. through December.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of June Abrams as she passed away Aug. 12 at Christiana Hospital. And to the family and friends of Steve Gilman of Conowingo as he passed away on Aug. 15 at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center.


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Happy anniversary wishes are extended to Lu and Chuck Helm of Bulle Rock, as they celebrated their 40th anniversary on Aug. 17.

Speedy recovery to Steve Gibson, Barton Road, as he had a brief stay at Harford Memorial Hospital because of complications following his recent heart attack.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company enjoyed a covered dish dinner Monday, followed by their regular monthly meeting.

Carlene Poist, formerly of Port and now of Perryville, blew out her birthday candles on Aug. 23.

The VFW Post 8185 will sponsor a flea market on Saturday at 8 a.m. Call the post, 410-642-9297, to rent a space at $10 each. Proceeds will benefit the VFW Post 8185.

The Darlington Lions Club and Darlington United Methodist Church will sponsor a Barbecue Chicken Dinner Saturday from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall, 2600 Castleton Road. The donation for adults is $10 for half a barbecue chicken, potato salad and cole slaw, green beans, roll and butter, beverage and dessert. For info, call 410-836-3663 or 410-457-8787.

The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. and at 98 N. Main St., will be open Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. and again on Sept. 8.

The Relay for Life of North East is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon until 8 p.m. at the North East United Methodist Church, 308 S. Main Street. Show your support of all cancer survivors by joining the teams as they walk laps around the parking lot.

Good Shepherd School will sponsor the first all-you-can-eat breakfast of the season on Sunday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the school hall. Look for pancakes, waffles, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, scrapple, home fries, biscuits and more. Adults will cost $7 each while children 6 to 12 years of age will pay $4. Children 5 and under will eat free.

The school has also scheduled the annual golf tournament for Sept. 23 at Furnace Bay Golf Course, Perryville. Call Good Shepherd School, 410-642-6265, and register your team today.