The 6th Annual Rockfish Tournament was held last month in Port and the winners for the biggest fish were Randy Wilson, first prize of $1,125; Ed Haile, second prize of $562.50; and Lee Haile, third prize of $281.25. Three youngsters won gift certificates to Portside Bait Shop. The 50/50 raffle was won by Diane Conrad, who donated her $165 prize to the Port Deposit Chamber of Commerce Public Arts Fund to be used toward the proposed mural. The yearly tournament, sponsored by Exelon, was organized by Linda Read and Randa Thiele. Port-ites can look forward to next year's tournament which will be held on the first Saturday in June. Louise Land was kind to send me this information.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of George Mason as he passed away on July 1, with special condolences extended to his son and my Perryville High classmate, Danny Mason, who lives in Indiana.

So sorry to read that Mary Saponaro of Conowingo passed away at home on July 7. Much sympathy is extended to her family and friends.

Our sincerest sympathy is sent out the family and friends of Loretta Crites as she passed away on Thursday, July 12 at home following a fractured hip, the surgical repair and a short stay at Harford Memorial. Condolences to her daughters, Deanna and Marsha, and their families. Loretta wrote the Aberdeen column for The Record for many years and we spoke often about "newspaper issues."


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Jeffrey Crabbe, owner of Crabbe Depot, 33 S. Main St., added a year to his age on July 15.

And "Georgia" Gransky, Perryville, blew out the candles on her birthday cake on July 17.

Christina Bradley Paylor, North East, enjoyed birthday greetings on July 19.

And today (Friday, July 20) is the birthday of Port's former mayor, Rob Flayhart, of South Main Street.

A concert featuring the Chesapeake Brass Band will be held on Friday, July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at Millard E. Tydings Park, Havre de Grace. Sit back and listen to swing and British style music. The concert is free; bring chairs and picnic fixins.

The Bainbridge Museum, at the rear of the Susky River Grill, continues to open each weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The museum will remain open until the middle of December.