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Dr. Mithani surprised by staff, patients for his birthday

By Joanne Bierly, 410-378-3320

3:22 PM EDT, October 3, 2012

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Dr. Kamrudin Mithani, a long-time Havre de Grace family practice physician, was surprised on Saturday by his staff, colleagues and patients at the Bayou Restaurant in celebration of his birthday. His secretary, "Charlie" Barker welcomed all the guests and then she introduced her boss's colleagues and his office staff. Carol Beavers said the blessing of the food. After the delicious buffet, Dr. Mithani's friends and patients took to the microphone, giving wonderful tributes to their doctor. The party came to a close following the reading of a proclamation from the City of Havre de Grace, presented by Mayor Wayne Dougherty.

Sadly, my family cleared out the last remaining furniture and equipment from my office yesterday. Dr. Leticia S. Galvez, my boss since 1979 minus one "baby break," retired at the end of August and vacated her office at 625 S. Union Ave. in Havre de Grace at the end of September. Her many patients are already missing her and now I find myself missing all the patients!

Happy anniversary wishes go out to Carlene and Benny Poist, long-time residents of Port but current residents of Perryville, as they celebrated Sept.30. If my calculations are correct, they celebrated 60 years of marriage Sunday! Congratulations!

Cheryl Fox Patterson, Perryville, enjoyed birthday greetings on Oct. 2 and Wayne Bittner, Red Toad Road, blew out his birthday candles on Oct. 3.

The officers and board of directors of the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. were to meet for their regular monthly meeting on Wednesday in the Paw Paw Building. The main topic under discussion was this year's Candlelight Tour, scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 1 throughout town. If you are interested in having your home included on the tour, call me at the number above.

Matthew Pierce, son of Bonnie Perkins, celebrated his big day on Oct. 4. Brandon Sadler, son of Karen Robinson, added a year to his age Oct. 5, as did Stacy Tennis Rose, formerly of Port.

Spend "A Day in the Country" at Kilby Cream, 129 Strohmaier Lane, Rising Sun, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Admission for adults is $10 each which includes a variety of food and beverages, live bluegrass music, tractor pull and entertainment for all ages. Children under 12 are free. Proceeds will benefit land preservation in Cecil County. Call 443-309-4654 or go to http://www.kilbycream.com for additional information.

And enjoy the Civil War Re-enactment at Rising Sun Town Park on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. both days. Go to http://www.risingsunmd.org for more info.

Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will sponsor its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

The VFW Post 8185 will sponsor their Fall Car Show on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Dash plaques will be given to the first 70 vehicles registered. Look for lots of door prizes, food, music and a 50/50 raffle. The post is at 520 Susquehanna River Road. The rain date will be Saturday, Oct. 27. Call 410-642-2847 for info. Proceeds benefit our veterans.

Boy Scout Troop 143 will sponsor an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. at West Nottingham Presbyterian Church, corner of Tome Highway and Fire Tower Road, Colora. Adults will cost $8 while children under 10 will be $4. Carryouts will be available.

The Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, will hold open house Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. until noon following breakfast, which will be served form 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. Cost for breakfast is $9 per person. The open house will feature fun and education for the whole family. Call 410-638-3760 for more information.