Triathletes hit Perryville Sunday for Diamond in the Rough race

Sunday is the Diamond in the Rough Triathlon at Perryville Community Park. The race is sanctioned by the USAT. There is an entry fee for participants. Free for spectators. Event starts at 8 a.m. Check for more information or contact Neil Semmel,

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 Applebee's, 991 Beards Hill Road, Aberdeen. Cost $7 per person and $3 for children. Call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754, for tickets.

Mark your calendar for the Cecil County Fair July 19 to 27.

The Havre de Grace Arts Commission's 2013 Summer Concerts at Millard E. Tydings Park will host The Klassix – a classic top 40 and current hits six-piece group. Starting time is 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Note – no rain location. Bring chairs and picnic.

Enjoy Maryland wines, great food, crafts, demonstrations, live music at the Northeast Community Park on July 20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the 3rd annual Cecil County Food and Wine Festival. Wine tasting tickets run $20 in advance or $25 at the gate. For locations and to buy online visit

Mark your calendar for an evening concert with Charlie Zahm along with Fiddler Tad Marks and Guitarist Steve Hobson at St. Paul's Lutheran Church tonight (Friday). Concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Adults are $10. Children under 16 are free.

Joyful Noiz, the contemporary band at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, will be playing at the Aberdeen Festival Park Free Summer Concert on Tuesday, July 23 from 7 to 8 p.m. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Don't forget to bring a lawn chair. In the event of inclement weather the performance will be held at Aberdeen Middle School.

Upcoming bingos include Saturday, July 13, a variety quarter auction. Doors open at 6 p.m., the auction begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Ray of Hope. To be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen, MD. Handmade, homemade, vendors and gift cards. Maximum two paddles per person at $2 each. Food and beverage available. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

Friday, July 26 is a basket and thirty-one bags bingo for $12 a ticket and $5 for extra. Doors open at 6 p.m., early bird starts at 6:50 p.m., bingo begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by Bay Country Gentlemen. To be held at Aberdeen Fire Hall, Rogers Street, Aberdeen. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332, or Nancy Hobbs, 410-877-3378. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket.

The 50th anniversary of the Havre de Grace Art Show will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 16 from 5 to 9 featuring The Rumba Club, a Latin jazz group. Wine and beer will be available for sale. Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come out and 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 call 410-939-9342 or email Check out the web at

Come join in the fun at a Car Cruise at the Perryville Outlet Center today from 5 to 8 p.m.

Vacation Bible School will be held at St. Mark's Episcopal Church with the theme "Make a Joyful Noise" July 23 to 26, 6 to 8 p.m. For ages 4 to 12. Questions and registration call 571-331-2618 or email the

Out family held a Fourth of July picnic celebration on July 6 at the home of Mary Lou and Sonny Southall. Those family members present were Sonny and Mary Lou Southall, Roger and I, Shirley and Don Morse and Doc and Peggy Scholl.

Jake and Katie Monroe spent the week in Ocean City celebrating the firemen's convention.

Lou and Margaret Simms recently returned from a trip to Branson, Mo. They did a couple of shows and just enjoyed the local cuisine.

Bill and Vickie Clark spent a week with their daughter ,Barb, and her husband, Jim Benson, who live in Dayton, Ohio.

George and Colleen Masters enjoyed the Coke 400 at Daytona Beach over the July 4th holiday. They were also in Florida back in February for the Daytona 500. They were super excited that their driver won both races. Yeah, Jimmie Johnson!

Harry and Joyce Davidson attended the Fourth of July festivities at the home of their son and daughter in law, Hank and Kathy Davidson.

Randy and Samantha Dobson traveled to New York City to watch the Orioles take on the Yankees. They were happy when the Orioles won a game.

Happy birthday to Jimmy Glatts on his July 17 birthday. Lots of love from Susie and the girls, Kelsey and Issi.

Happy July 17 birthday to Margaret Gosweiler.

Birthday wishes to my sister, Cindi Labant, who will celebrate on July 19. Love and kisses from hubby, Doug, and daughter, Carly.

Happy birthday to Peggy Scholl, who celebrates her birthday on July 19. Love from Doc, Bonnie, Doug, Amy, Brenden, Chrissie, Greg, Julia, Reba, Ashley, Reba and Nate.

Birthday wishes are sent to Bill Triplett from his old friend, Herb Southall on July 19.

Happy July 22 birthday to the fudge lady, Brenda Conjour.

Becky Kennedy is set July 22 birthday wishes.

Nancy Ford is sent July 18 birthday wishes from the Grand Family of 2012-2013 of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star.

Jimmy and Lexa Roland are sent anniversary wishes on their sixth wedding anniversary July 14, when Brenda and Leon Conjour also celebrate.

Denny and Sheila Funk are sent July 12 wedding anniversary wishes.

Happy belated 58th wedding anniversary to Charles and Mary Grace Smith.

Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Frankie Garland, Doris Hess, Meryl McLaughlin, Doris and 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, 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, July 12: The Jackson Pickett Guard began publication in Elkton in 1856.

Today in U.S. history, July 12: Henry David Thoreau was born in 1817.

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