Lucas Gardner from Boy Scout Troop 143 of Port Deposit completed a decking project for St. Patrick's Church in Havre de Grace to reach his goal of Eagle Scout. Lucas dedicated his project to Father William J. O'Brien, pastor of St. Patrick's. Gardner thanks all those who contributed toward his project, including American Legion Post 135 in Perryville, American Legion Post 194 of Rising Sun, American Legion Post 47 in Havre de Grace, VFW Post 8126 of Havre de Grace, Conowingo Lion's Club, Moose Lodge 1450 and VFW Post 8185 of Port Deposit.

Belated anniversary congratulations go out to Bill and Dianne Russell of North East, who celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 19.

Mark your calendars for Darlington's next Chicken Barbecue Dinner, on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 7 p.m. Dinner is prepared by the Darlington Lions Club and the Darlington United Methodist Church and will be held at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall. The dinner will consist of half a barbecue chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, beans, a roll and butter, dessert and a beverage for $10 for each adult, while children will pay $5. You will be able to eat in or carry out and the dinner will be held rain or shine. For info, call 410-836-3663 or 410-457-8787.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company enjoyed a summer picnic before the monthly meeting Monday at House 2, Woodlawn Station. After hamburgers, hot dogs and a multitude of covered dishes, the ladies held their regular monthly business meeting. Topics under discussion included joining other local vendors at the next Port Palooza, getting ready for their basket bingo fundraiser in October and making arrangements for their Christmas Prize Bingo in November.


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Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Marge Brakeall from Rising Sun as she passed away last week.

The next chicken barbecue at the Water Witch Fire Company House 2 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Port Deposit Food and Wine Festival will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 at Marina Park at the end of South Main Street. The gates will open at 11 a.m. and the fun begins at noon and continues until 7 p.m. A variety of wines will be available and food pairings will be offered by Laurrapin Grille. Several vendors and bands are scheduled and the event is kid friendly with a playground and kids activities. General admission tickets are on sale for $18.12 and a "Designated Driver" ticket sells for $10. Go to http://www.portdepositwinefestival.com for information, directions or to buy your tickets.

Port was the focus of quite a bit of media attention last week when a propane tanker truck flew across the intersection at Main Street, hit the railroad tracks, flipped over and slid into the corner unit of the 500 Building on Rowland Drive. The condos and entire center of town were closed both on Tuesday after the accident and on Wednesday during the removal of the truck from the unit. Although the situation was certainly scary, the driver was successfully extricated from the truck cab and tanker was drained of thousands of gallons of propane. Thanks to all those involved in this unusual rescue and vehicle removal.

The Bainbridge Museum will be open each weekend until the middle of December. Stop by on Saturdays or Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. The Paw Paw Museum's next open date will be Sept. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out both of our museums.