Harmony Lodge AF & AM held its annual ladies night at their lodge Saturday. More than 60 lodge members and their spouses as well as the wives of the several of the late members were honored at a dinner. The lodge members prepared a dinner of roast beef, gravy, stuffing, ham, green beans, rolls, butter, cake and ice cream, coffee and iced tea. On arrival each of the ladies received a beautiful carnation which they could carry or pin on their dress. The lodge gave out door prizes of gift certificates to dinner at some of the local restaurants, flower arrangements in hallowed pumpkins and mum arrangements.
Today (Friday) is the last day of the farmers market, from 3 to 7 p.m., for the season. The market is at Broad Street and Roundhouse Drive. Local produce, mushrooms, honey, hot and fresh homemade potato chips made while you wait, candles and homemade scented soaps are available.
Calling all crafters to St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Aberdeen, where they will hold a holiday bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are interested in selling your crafts call Becky410-272-3111, at the St. Paul's office.
Har-ce Cedarettes will hold a "Flapjack" Breakfast at Applebee's in Aberdeen on Saturday, Nov. 9 from 8 to 10 a.m. For tickets call Diane Smith, 410-939-2754.
All aboard the Perryville Railroad Museum in the MARC train station. The museum is open on Sundays from noon until 4 p.m. Admission is free. They have 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. Come on down a see them. All aboard.
Music and dancing will be held tonight (Friday) at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 am. Free. For more information call 410-642-2771.
Also tonight, Basket Bingo will be held at Aberdeen Middle School to benefit the Aberdeen Middle School library. Doors open at 6 pm., bingo begins are 7 p.m. Tickets available by calling Brenda Conjour, 410-273-7332. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable food item for a bonus prize ticket. Tickets are $12 each and extras are $5 each.
A Variety Quarter Auction will be Nov. 22. To benefit St. Paul's Women's Spring Retreat. Including homemade, handmade, gift cards, local merchants, vendors including Longaberger, Stampin' Up, Tastefully Simple, Mary Kay and more Doors open at 6 p.m., auction starts at 7 p.m. Food and drinks will be available. Paddles $2 each, maximum of two. To be held at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 201 Mt. Royal Ave., Aberdeen. Bring a canned good and/or non-perishable for bonus prize ticket. Bring your quarters and have some fun!
The Hall-Hribar Grand Family 2012 -2013 of the Grand Chapter of Maryland Order of the Eastern Star sends birthday wishes and love to Chris Walz as she celebrates her Oct. 28 birthday and to Joan Morris on her Oct. 31 birthday.
Happy Oct. 29 birthday to my nephew, Connor Jenkins, who will celebrate his birthday on Oct. 29. He is the son of my sister, Kimi, and her husband, John Jenkins.
Lindsey Earle is sent birthday greetings on her Oct. 28 birthday.
Peggy and Whitie Tout are sent anniversary love and wishes from their family. They will celebrate on Oct. 28.
Get well and thinking of your wishes go to Edwina Ewing.
Also sending thinking of you wishes and get well thoughts go to Mabel Van Hart.
Dec. 29 is Bugaboo Creek, with Hannah, Ruthie, Nana, Aunt Cindi, Aunt Susie, Kelsey and Issi.
Get well wishes and thinking of you wishes go to Debbie Raynovich, David Holley, Cal McMillion, Cheryl Simms, Gladys Watsic, David Holley, Mildred Martin, Cliff Voris, Eleanor Kight, Sharon Pryer, Ken McNeeley, Frankie Garland, Howard (Doc) Malin, Charles Schafer, Marianne Lilley, Dorothy Saunders, George Wilson, Mae Antonelli, 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, Dona and Andy Larkins, Bonnie Wagner, Ethel Dill, Pastor Henry Schaefer, Terry Thurman, Leslie Dissek, Stephen Pyle, Vicki Snyder, Jeannie Brison, 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 and Mary Lou Southall, Bonnie Donoho, Peggy Scholl, Ben Caldwell, Michael Caldwell, Glynnis Perry, Paul Newcomer, Ginger Eastridge, Jeannie Bryson and Bonnie Plitcka.
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Today is "Take your Teddy Bear to Work Day."
Today is Cecil County history – the Cecil County Library was dedicated on Oct. 25, 1955 by Gov. McKeldin.
Saturday in U.S. history – the Erie Canal opened in 1825. On the 29th the New York Stock market crashed in 1929, on the 31th Martin Luther's 95 Theses in 1517.