Well, folks, according to the Chinese zodiac, we have entered the Year of the Snake.
Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Frank Rinaldi Sr., who passed away at his home in Port on Dec. 24. Special condolences go out to his son, Frank, and his family.
Congratulations to Christine and Steven Farley, off Camp Meeting Ground Road, as they celebrated their very first wedding anniversary on Dec. 29.
The Bainbridge Museum is on its winter break and will reopen in the middle of March.
Caroline Perkins, daughter of Bonnie Perkins, was wished a happy birthday on Jan, 1, as was my cousin, Gary Bitner, formerly of Port. And Gary's brother, Mike, who lives near me on Tome Highway, added a year to his age on Jan. 2. And Gary and Mike's sister-in-law, Bobbi Hasson Bitner, enjoyed birthday greetings Jan. 3.
After a shortage of bingos in the month of December, several are coming up in the next few weeks, on both sides of the Susquehanna River.
There will be a Basket Bingo today (Friday) at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 201 Mt. Royal Ave. The doors will open at 6 p.m., an early bird game will be played at 6:45 p.m. and the regular games will begin at 7 p.m. The proceeds of the bingo will benefit the Aberdeen Dance Team. Call Brenda, 410-273-7332, for information or reservations.
Another Harford County bingo will take place Friday, Jan. 11 at the Bernard L. Tobin American Legion Post 128, 44 N. Parke St. in Aberdeen. The cost is $12 per person and the proceeds will benefit the Aberdeen High School girls basketball team. As always with Brenda's bingos, bring a non-perishable food item to be included in a special raffle. Call Brenda, 410-273-7332.
Our Relay for Life Team, "Bethany's Angels," will sponsor a Basket Bingo on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the VFW Post 8185, 510 Susquehanna River Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. All prizes will be Longaberger items and the cost to play will be $12 per person. Extra cards, raffles and refreshments will be available for separate purchase. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, for information or table reservations.
Kick-off for this year's Relay for Life in Elkton will be held on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Moose Lodge on Route 213 in Fair Hill at 6 p.m. All committee members, team captains, team members and interested parties are invited to attend.
Also, Boy Scout Troop 28 will sponsor a Basket Bingo on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the American Legion Post 194, 336 E. Main St., Rising Sun. The doors will open at 2 p.m., early birds will be played at 2:50 p.m. and the regular games will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person. Proceeds will benefit Boy Scout Troop 28. Call 410-658-3915 for information.
Good Shepherd Catholic School, 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville, will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. in the school hall. Adults can eat for $7. Call the school at 410-642-6265 for information.
The Joseph S. Murphy VFW Post 7130, Delta, Pa, stopped sponsoring Tuesday night bingo during the holidays and will resume the games starting back on Tuesday, Jan. 15.