Bainbridge Day is Aug. 18 in Port; annual reunion is in October

The Bainbridge Museum at 6 S. Main St. has set Bainbridge Day for Saturday, Aug. 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. Members can view the museum and then be bused to the former naval training center for a tour of the site. Why not join the Museum Association? Yearly dues are $12. Stop by some weekend. The museum opens from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays year-round.

The USNTC Bainbridge Association 16th annual reunion will be held in Gaithersburg from Oct. 2 to 5. Visit for more information or registration. The first reunion in 1998 was held in Aberdeen and every few years the organizers return locally. Over the past 16 years, the reunion has moved around the country in order to "tell the story" of those who were stationed at Bainbridge.

Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Nathaniel Banks as he passed away June 25. His memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 5 at 10 a.m. at Cokesbury Methodist Church, Route 222, Port Deposit. Nat was a decorated Vietnam veteran and classmate.

Our grandsons, Gabriel and Michael Bierly, and their mom, Angie Bierly, have been visiting with us during their month-long state-side visit. The trio will return to their home in Ethiopia in July.

Happy birthday to my cousin, Rick Hopkins, Perryville, as he celebrated on June 28.

Best wishes are sent out to Barbara Robichaud, Florida, as she added a year on June 29.

Additional birthday celebrants include Gary Tennis, Phillip Smith and Bill Kapral, all on June 30.

And Stephanie Gibson of Conowingo is a "firecracker baby" since she was born on the 4th of July. Best wishes, Stephanie.

District 10 Ladies Auxiliary members were to meet Tuesday, July 1 at VFW Post 8185 for their quarterly dinner meeting. District 10 President Kathy Heaton and her officers from Port's post served dinner to the members from North East, Elkton and Chesapeake City.

Havre de Grace plans to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 5 with fireworks at Tydings Park starting at 9:15 p.m. It will be a wonderful ending to a perfect day which starts with the 65th annual parade at 2 p.m., followed by a stroll around the carnival grounds, then a concert at 7 p.m.

The Water Witch Fire Company members will serve a chicken barbecue dinner on Saturday, July 12 starting at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Station off Jacob Tome Highway. Be sure to get there early for your carry-out because they tend to sell out early!

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