My goodness it is hard to believe it is July already. Half the year is over. Welcome to summertime!

July birthday wishes go to Joy Lou Fogle, who celebrates on July 6.

Eric Meisigier will celebrate his birthday on July 7.

Jimmy Gosweiler is sent happy birthday wishes on his July 9 birthday.


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A belated birthday wish to Charlie Schafer, who celebrated on July 1.

Charles and Mary Grace Smith are sent wedding anniversary wishes on July 9.

Dennis and Sheila Funk are sent anniversary wishes on their July 12 anniversary.

It's that time again to mark your calendars for the 2012 Cecil County Fair to be held July 20 to 28 in Fair Hill.

The 5th annual benefit 5K run/walk "Walk for Life" will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 on the Ma & Pa Heritage Trail. This event is to benefit Alpha's Glory. Online registration at http://www.alphasglobry.org. Onsite registration will be held at 8 a.m.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will hold Vacation Bible School July 9 to 13 from ages 4 through fifth grades, 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the fellowship hall.

An evening concert with Charlie Zahm, Tad Marks and Steve Hobson will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Tickets are $10 for adults and free for children under 16. Delight with us in the sounds of Celtic, Maritime, Early Americana and religious music. For tickets, send a self- addressed stamped envelope to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mount Royal Ave., Aberdeen MD 21001. Questions call 410-272-3111. Refreshments will be available. Doors open at 6 p.m.. Tickets may be available at door. Proceeds to benefit the parsonage renovations. For information on Charlie Zahm, visit http://www.charliesahm.com.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church will host Martha's Meal at Grove Presbyterian Church on July 19.

The Upper Chesapeake Choir will hold weekly practice at St. Paul's Evangelical Church at 6 p.m. on July 2, 16, 23 and 30.

Havre de Grace Elks Club dates to remember: Breakfasts Sundays July 8 and 15; bingo, July 11, 18 and 25; dinners, July 20, steak in the main hall, July 27, Italian subs in the lounge (with music), both 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

The Worthy Grand Matron and the Worthy Grand Patron and the Grand Officers of 2012-2013 continue their journey around the state with several grand visitations, to Odenton Chapter 29, Freedom Chapter 87 and Parkton Chapter 42.

Condolences are extended to the family of Marion Lee Patterson on his recent passing.

Condolences are extended to Cheryl Johnson on the passing of her beloved mother, Elizabeth Zdunczyk.

Get well and thinking of you wishes are extended to Dottie Hinkson, Bessie Fetterman, Thelma Frederick, Doris Hess, Evalyn Owens, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Frances Riale, Frank Whitecavage, Peggy Stone, Carol Itter, Carolyn Kulp, Ruth Bennett, John Witmer, Bonnie Wagner, Norris Cartwright, Sid Wooten, Kay Lewis, Gertrude Fassell, Mimsie Goodman, to the Johnston family especially baby Abigail, Ben Lim, Daisy Gue, Bob Reitz, Rita Clauss, Paula Jones, Jennifer Bortner, Sophie Hamel, Gail Burnheart, Shirley MacWilliams, Hazel Smith, Irene Stadick, Fay Coward, Charles Beckhardt, Sylvia Kirby, Stan Temple, Leona Vincent, Chris Walz, Mildred Martin, Mary Beth and Eddie Tripplett, Pam Illick, Jackie Ivins, Susan Carlos Bollinger, Leslie Dissick, Mary Ann Phillips, June Gangel, Marty and Joan Hamilton, Kit Mitchell, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Jim Miller, Marilyn Carlon, Darrell Cooper, Gisila Knapp, Carolyn Mitchell, Sylvia Miller, Susan Kogut, Pam Coakley, Rose Hunsicker, Anna Taylor, Tim and Sandy Brooks, Edith Goldsmith, Jim Gosweiler, Mary Mitchell Craig Walker, Quinton Stepney, Nancy Barr and Herb Southall.

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Remember this – We live in the land of the free – because of the brave – thank a soldier today!

Did you know that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson passed away on July 4 in 1826? On July 4, 1883, the French presented the Statue of Liberty to the U.S.