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The Havre de Grace Community-wide Yard Sale Saturday, Sept. 15, for bargains galore (rain date Sept. 16) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For additions, check the HdG tourism website, hdgtourism.com, and download a list. Lots of good buys at: 226 N. Union Ave. ($10 spaces are still available); 719 Warren St., 616 S. Washington St.; 700 Market St.; 107 Hutchins Court (Bayview Estates); 238 Smarty Jones Terrace (Bulle Rock); and 103 Vigil Circle (Bulle Rock).
We will also have a list of participating locations at the HdG Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., and at La Cle D'or Guesthouse, 226 N. Union Ave. Let's shop!
September is National Honey Month. Celebrate with your honey and buy fresh honey at the HdG Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon. Be a honey and buzz on over there.
Buenos dias! 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/readacross/hispanic.html.
Sept. 15 and 16 mark Mexican Independence Days celebrating the start of 1810 of Mexico's struggle for independence from Spain. Despite common belief, that is not Cinco de May (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 Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal luncheon, Sept. 18 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. Jo's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107, to anyone in need who enters.
Sept. 16 is National Play-Doh Day and Sept. 20 is POW/MIA Recognition Day.
Since September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, drop by the Harford County Public Library used book sale at the Havre de Grace branch, 120 N. Union Ave., 410-39-6700, today (Friday) and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lady luck is smiling! The Knights of Columbus are selling raffle tickets ($1) for a grand prize, 2013 Ford Mustang. The drawing will be Oct. 6. You need not be present to win. Phone St. Patrick's Church, 410-939-2525, for details.
Guided historic walking tours of Havre de Grace are available ($12 ticket) on the third weekend of the month or by appointment, 410-939-0565. Haunted tours run Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, and 9 p.m. To take either of the 1 1/2 hour tours, reservations are required buy tickets at mainstreethdg.com, 410-939-1811 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy September birthday wishes: Peyton Kirkendall (Sept. 2); Nettie Owens (Sept. 4); Peyton Hartsfield (Sept. 9); Vivian Perkins (Sept. 10); Kevin Lynch (Sept. 11); Zac Orzewicz (Sept. 12); Laurel Mathias (Sept. 15); Carolyn Mathias (Sept. 16); and Mabel Winter (Sept. 17).
Wedding vows will be remembered in the anniversaries of: Jason and Nettie Owens (Sept. 2); Jerry and Pat Whited (Sept. 4); Ellsworth and Madelyn Shank (Sept. 12); and Gregory and Phyllis Smith and (their 53rd) Russell and Edith Levey (Sept. 20).
Remember guys! Sept. 19 is Wife Appreciation Day! Show her some!
Sept. 17 is for our Jewish readers, the first day of Rosh Hashanah. These days of "renewed responsibility" are also called Jewish New Year. Shalom!
Sept. 17 was the anniversary (2003) of the infamous Tropical Storm Isabel that damaged severely our beloved Promenade boardwalk.
A one-hour guided nature and historical walk of the North Park Trail will be assemble at 10 a.m. by the Lock House of the Susquehanna Museum Saturday. For details, phone 410-939-5780 or visit lockhousemuseum.org.
Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day. Guess what we are having tonight for dinner.
Terri Glenn notified me about events at the Havre de Grace Senior Activity Center on Lewis Lane, 410-939-5121: Book Club (Sept. 20, 10 a.m.); Active Aging Week fun activities (Sept. 24 to 27); Lighthouse Cafe and Checkers (Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.); crab feast (Sept. 25, 1 p.m. $10); flu shots (Sept. 26, 10 a.m.); Ageless Grace Chair Exercises (Sept. 27, 10 a.m.); center closed (Sept. 28).
Madelyn Shank notified me about the End of Summer Musical concert Saturday at 4 p.m. at Havre de Grace Presbyterian Church, 551 Franklin St., featuring the musical groups of Christian Community Presbyterian Church in Bowie directed by Susan Ricci-Rogle and Kevin Clemence.
Mitch Shank emailed me about Good Cause sponsoring local families for $35 (as he did). Send your check for $35 to Good Cause, 806 S. Union Ave., HdG 21078. For more details, check email@example.com.
Finally, see artists throughout the city completing artworks in the 5th HdG plein Art Painting competition today through Sunday. The competition is hosted by Art Union. Call 410-939-9342, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.Hdgpleinair.com.
Keep me posted 410-939-6562 or 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!