This week, the members of the U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge Association will gather at the Clarion Hotel in Aberdeen for the 14th Bainbridge Reunion. Association President Arline Caliger reported in the summer issue of the USNTC Bainbridge Newsline that this year marks the end of her members' drive for donations toward their memorial stone. The stone, representing "all the footsteps we have made," is to be dedicated Friday, Sept. 28, at Port Deposit's Veterans Memorial Plaza. Arline hopes the monument will be a continuing reminder of those who passed through the gates of the Bainbridge Naval Training Center from 1942 through 1976.
The folks attending this week's Bainbridge Reunion will probably visit the Bainbridge Museum, at the foot of Jacob Tome Highway and at the rear of the Susky River Grille. It will be open each weekend until the middle of December. You can stop by on Saturdays or Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.
Denise Liberatore enjoyed birthday wishes on Sept. 22 as did the former Glenna Tingle. Norman "Spike" Wilson blew out the candles on his birthday cake on Sept.22 as well.
A friend from across the river, Helen Moll of Havre de Grace, was wished a happy birthday Sept. 24.
Cecil County Relay for Life Team Bethany's Angels, co-captained by Anne Gibson and me, met for dinner at the Bayou Restaurant Thursday for the first organizational meeting prior to the 2013 Relay at Elkton High School. The team is registered for the May 31 relay and three fundraisers are proposed for next year.
The officers and board of directors of the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. will gather for their regular monthly meeting on Wed., Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paw Paw Building.
The VFW Post 8185 will sponsor its 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.
The Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, will hold an 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.
While bingo-ing at the Darlington Fire Hall, I heard that Baltimore Ravens receiver Torrey Smith will be at the Ballpark Restaurant in Dublin for a signing event on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are required for $35 per person and can be purchased by calling Vannessa, 410-459-8463.
The Paw Paw Museum's next open date will be Oct. 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. The museum, operated by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp., is at 98 N. Main Street and it features artifacts from Port Deposit including Civil War items from Snow's Battery (a local artillery unit) as well as information on the Susquehanna River, the railroads, the granite quarry and local families. This is the year for Heritage's Candlelight Tour. If you are interested in having your home included on the tour, call me at the number above.