HdG Golden Tomato Contest ends Oct. 5

Uh, oh, dear readers,

It's Friday the 13th. Take care!

Yom Kippur begins at sundown this eve for our Jewish readers. Shalom!

Today (Sept. 13) is Fortune Cookie Day. Celebrate your lucky fortune with a Chinese meal at our local eateries: China Kitchen, 1020 Pulaski Highway, 410-939-9026, or China Palace, 800 Pulaski Highway, 410-939-9398.

Hugs, kisses and chocolates! Sept. 13 is National Chocolate Day. Does this mean a trip to Bomboy's Home Made Candies, 332 Market St., 410-939-2924 to celebrate? You bet!

The Grace Place Service Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon, Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 11 :15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107 to anyone in need who enters.

Saturday morning rise and shine to the Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Penning ton Ave. Booths set up 9 a.m. to noon, sponsored by Havre de Grace Main Street.

Carol Zimmerman and George Wagner at Bahoukas Antique Mall, 408 N. Union Ave. (410-942-1290) are excited about the Golden Tomato Contest (ends Oct. 5). An entry must be a tomato, cucumber and zucchini grown in Havre de Grace and weighed at Bahoukas.

Catch the last of summer leaves on the historic nature walk of the North Park Trail Sept. 21. Assemble at the Susquehanna Lockhouse Museum at 10 a.m. for the free, hour tour. Contract 410-939-5780, lockhousemuseum@gmail.com or http://www.lockhousemuseum.org.

The Decorator Show House of the Chesapeake Cancer Alliance runs through Sept. 22 at Rockfield Manor, 501 Churchville Road, Bel Air. Featured there in part are the talents of local HdG decorators Stephen Formwalt, Mary Poughkeepsie and Billie Smith. Check it out Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Happy birthday wishes Peyton Kirkendall (Sept. 2); Nellie Owens (Sept. 4); Peyton Hartsfield (Sept. 9); Vivian Perkins (Sept. 10); Renee Stratton (Sept. 12); Laurel Mathias (Sept. 15); Carolyn Mathias (Sept. 16); and Mabel Winter (Sept. 17).

Happy anniversary wishes to Jason and Nettie Owens (Sept. 2) and Bill and Susan Atkinson and Bill and Robin Lucas (Sept. 9).

Our deepest regrets to the Lawder family upon the passing of my dear neighbor, Virginia Lawder, Aug. 30.

Buenos dais! Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. This observance honors the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens who share the common language and ancestry of Spanish. For more information, go to http://www.nea.org/read across/hispanic.html.

Sept. 15 and 16 mark Mexican Independence Days celebrating the start in 1810 of Mexico's struggle for independence from Spain. Despite common belief, that is not Cinco de Mayo (May 5). Other Hispanic neighbors will be celebrating independence days for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua (Sept. 15) and Chile (Sept. 18). Ole!

The HdG Community Yard Sale is coming Sept. 21 (raindate Sept. 22). This is our 11th sale. Let us know if you wish to participate at 410-939-6562 or 410-939-2100 and we will help advertise the event for free. Spaces are also available in a central location downtown for $10. Participants in Bulle Rock grow: 1107, 1113, 1118, 1119 Oak Tree Drive; 556 Ferdnand Drive; 413 Grandville Court; 403 Azra Court; 119 Flying Ebony Place; 220,230, 242 Smarty Jones Terrace; 408 Brian Garth; 337 and 206 Snow Chief Drive; 223 Prescott Court; 301 Tecumseh Way; 303 Native Dancer Circle; and 225 Thunder Gulch Circle. Downtown look for 226 N. Union Ave.; 1100 South Adams St..; 700 Market St.; 310 Avatar Court; 4034 Wilkinson Road; and 309-211 N. Union Ave.

Sept. 16 is National Play-Doh Day! Have fun with the kids.

A live, jazz party will be held Sunday, 4 to 8 p.m. with music by Rodney Kelley Experience at the Joseph L. Davis American Legion, Post 47, 501 St. John St., 410-939-0234.

Sept. 17 is the anniversary (2003) of the infamous tropical Storm Isabel that severely damaged our beloved Promenade boardwalk.

Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. Guess what we are having tonight for dinner?

The HdG Public Library, 120 N. Union Ave., 410-939-6700 will host Rock Jam. Fall kick-off for all ages includes jamming with books, music and art (Saturday, Sept. 14, noon to 3 p.m.); writing a novel lessons (Monday, Sept. 16, 6:30 to 8 p.m.); Evening of Poetry with Poet Carol Binder (Tuesday, Sept. 17, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.); and Dog Fashion Show and Parade (Saturday, Sept. 21, 2 to 3:30 p.m.)

Enjoy the cooler weather. Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or by note at 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!

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