The Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station is open on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Admission is free. The station has a working HO model layout of the Perryville WYE, numerous railroad artifacts on display, railroad history literature available and a photo gallery of the Pensy, B&O Railroad and other historical pictures. All aboard!

Congratulations to Anna Chidester on being crowned Junior Miss Cecil County Farm Bureau and to Sarah McDowell on being crowned Miss Cecil County Farm Bureau at the 2013 Cecil County Fair over the weekend. McDowell will represent Cecil County at the Maryland State Fair pageant in September. Congratulations girls.

The 50th anniversary of the Havre de Grace Art Show will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 9 p.m. featuring The Rumba Club, a Latin jazz group. Wine and beer will be available for sale. On Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug, 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., enjoy arts and crafts, entertainment, food and children's activities. This event is sponsored by the Soroptimist International of Havre de Grace. For more information contact 410-939-9342 or hdgartshow@gmail.com. Check out the web at hdgartshow.org.

Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star held its annual chapter picnic at the home of Ron and Carolyn Mathias on Saturday. Those in attendance included Susie Passwaters, Tom and Sue McLaughlin, Joyce, Ben and Ashley Caldwell, Diane Smith, Hilda Brown, Betty McFadden, Louise Fagan, Aileen Squires, Pat and Bill Dula, Pam Whitecavage-Kincaid, Chuck and Carolyn Brennan, Evelyn Owens, Jean Gamble, Ed and Deanna Biehl, Bill and Jeanne Gunn and I.

Havre de Grace Chapter 27 Order of the Eastern Star will have a Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebees, 991 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen. Cost is $7 per person and $3 for children. Call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754, for tickets.

A basket and thirtyone bags bingo is tonight (Friday). Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird is at 6:50 p.m. and bingo begins at 7 p.m. at Aberdeen Fire Hall, Rogers Street, Aberdeen, MD. Tickts are $12, extra are $5. Sponsored by Bay Country Gentlemen. Tickets are available from Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Nancy Hobbs 410-877-3378. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Congratulations to Nila Coates on the birth of her son, Nicolas, Friday, July 12 at 7:29 a.m. He was 8 pounds, 3 ounces and 19 ¾ inches.

Happy 6th wedding anniversary to my daughter, Ruth, and son-in-law, Karl Ventela, who will celebrate July 28.

Anniversary wishes are sent to Wilbur and Peggy Scholl on their July 28 anniversary. Love from Bonnie, Doug, Brenden, Amy, Chrissie, Greg, Julia, Reba, Ashley, Reba and Nate.

Happy birthday Kim Thompson, celebrating on July 28, and to Beverly Geisler on July 29.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Debbie Raynovich, Cheryl Simms, Frankie Garland, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Ralph Speakman, Betty McFadden, Betty and Jim Fayer, Bo Sinclair, Georgia Gransky, Helen Wood Bagley, Frances Riale, Marianne and Tom Pryer, June Peddicord, Gertrude Fassell, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ray Trott, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Bobby Steward, Nancy Quinn, Adam Zeller, Sandy Brooks, Janet and Pastor Neale Wirtanen, Gisela Knapp, Kit Harris, Sharon Todd, Margaret Gosweiler, Wayne Erickson, Pauline Gosweiler, Ed Illick, Rosemary Ronning, June Gangel, Joe Pacifico, Dennis Bolen, Herb Southall, Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho and Peggy Scholl.

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

Today in history per the Cecil County Almanac – In 1940 Gov. O'Connor dedicated the new courthouse in Elkton.