Tickets available for Cecil food, wine festival

It's time to jump online or to visit one of the participating merchants to purchase your tickets to the Cecil County Food and Wine Festival on Saturday, July 20 at the North East Community Park, North East. Eighteen Maryland wineries will be welcomed that day.

The festival gates open at 11 a.m. and the event ends at 6 p.m. The $20 wine-tasting ticket for those 21 years and older includes admission to the park, the tastings and the special glass, while the $10 designated driver ticket includes admission but no alcohol. Kids are welcome with a $10 youth ticket for those 3 to 20 years old, but there will be no activities for children. Bring a chair or blanket and plan to spend the day. Local eateries, including Blue Marlin Catering, Luca Sophia and Steak on Main will be serving up tempting treats while local bands will be providing music for our enjoyment. Tickets can be purchased at ReMax Vision in North East, Liberty Title Services in North East, Belle Connell's Emporium in Elkton, Serenity Salon and Spa in Chesapeake City and Flicker Scents in Havre de Grace. Or check out their website,, and get your tickets online.

Rick and I attended the Zegzdryn Family Reunion in Chester Saturday with our daughter-in-law, Angie Walter Bierly, and her extended family. Angie's mom, Carolyn Mister Green of Grasonville, has continued the traditional family reunion begun by her mom, the late Anna Zegzdryn Mister of Canton.

Gary Tennis, Burlin Road, enjoyed birthday well wishes on June 30, as did Philip Smith of Conowingo and Bill Kapral of Colora.

Happy birthday to Stephanie Gibson, Conowingo, as she celebrated her big day on July 4.

The officers and board of directors of the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation were to meet Wednesday in the Paw Paw Building. One topic under discussion was their upcoming fundraiser, a basket and bag bingo scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Port Deposit VFW.

The Cecil County Fair will open on Friday, July 19 at the fairgrounds on Route 273 in Fair Hill. In addition to the midway, the food vendors and the rides, there will be daily exhibitions, lots of music and plenty of fun for all ages. The fair will come to a close on Saturday, July 27.

The Paw Paw Museum, sponsored by the Port Deposit Heritage Corp. and at 98 N. Main St., will be open on July 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. The Bainbridge Museum continues to open every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays until December at 6 S. Main St. (the old Bank Building) and it will hold a grand opening and open house on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Darlington Fire Company's next breakfast will be Saturday, July 14 from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat breakfast are $9. The fire hall is at 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington.

The Water Witch Fire Company will sponsor its next chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 14 at House 2, Woodlawn Station. The chicken is served from 1 p.m. until it's sold out

A Poker Run will be held beginning and ending at the Water Witch Fire Company's House 2 off Jacob Tome Highway on Saturday, Aug. 3.

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