Better late than never with the results of this year's decorating contest in Port. The 2013 "Magic on Main" winners are: first place, Kim and Allen Dooling, 13 N. Main St.; second place, Linda and Ray Singleton, 84-86 S. Main St.; and third place, Mike and Amy Lipka, 216 N. Main St. Lee Banks and Marsha Barkowsky received the best business award for The Carriage House at 80 S. Main St. Judging was done on Dec. 21 by two members of Cecil County's Tourism Office and the winners were announced by Mayor Wayne Tome on Christmas Eve during the Lions' Club Carol Sing in the town square.
Sadly, I report that my Aunt Teresa Bittner passed away on Monday, Jan. 6, 25 days after falling and breaking her right hip. A Port Deposit icon, she will be sorely missed by her nieces and nephews and loving friends.
Happy birthday to Dale Brown Sr., Reservoir Road, as he celebrated on Jan. 7.
Sharon Fox Gagner, Camp Meeting Ground Road, enjoys birthday greetings today (Jan. 10). Best wishes are sent out to Benjamin James Clark, son of Kevin and Rebecca Clark, Perryville, as he blew out his nine candles on Jan. 10.
The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 135 will sponsor a Cash and Carry Vendor Fair today from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Susquehanna American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville. Look for the following vendors: Thirty-One, Scentsy, Slumber Parties, Aunt Sassy's Glasses, Tastefully Simple, Grace Adele, Posh, Velata, Pampered Chef, Tupperware, ScrapBooking by Hope, Avon and many others. Call 410-642-2561 for more information.
"Bethany's Angels," a Cecil County Relay for Life Team, will sponsor a Basket and Bag Bingo on Saturday at the Port Deposit VFW Post 8185, 520 Susquehanna River Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the games will begin at 7 p.m. Bring a non-perishable food item for a ticket on a special prize. Enjoy homemade cakes, pies and special desserts. Call Anne, 410-378-3338, for information or to reserve seating for your group. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society.
Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of James A. Page of Perryville, as he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on Jan. 2. His visitation is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 12 at the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry St., Perryville, from 2 to 5 p.m., with the funeral service at 3 p.m.
A Basket Bingo will be held on Sunday at the American Legion Post 194, 336 E. Main St., Rising Sun. This bingo will be sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 28 of Rising Sun and all proceeds will benefit the troop. The cost is $12 per person with extra packs priced at $5 each. There will be door prizes and raffles. Call 410-658-3915 for information.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Water Witch Fire Company will hold a covered dish dinner meeting on Monday, Jan. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Station. The ladies will install their officers for 2014 and will make plans for fundraisers and fun activities for the year.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will sponsor their next Quarter Auction on Sunday, Jan. 26, with the doors opening at 1 p.m. for lunch and the auction set for 2 p.m. The post is at 510 Susquehanna River Road. The admission price of $10 will include lunch and two paddles. For info call Anne, 410-378-3338.
This year's indoor flea market at Good Shepherd Catholic School is set for Saturday, Feb. 1 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is a high-traffic event! Vendor cost for a 6-foot table and two chairs is $20 non-refundable. Set up for vendors can begin at 6 a.m. that morning. Interested vendors contact Michele, 410-459-6328. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Snow date will be Feb. 8, same time. The school is at 800 Aiken Ave., Perryville.
Good Shepherd Catholic School canceled its all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday because of bad weather and parking lot conditions, but enjoy February's breakfast on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Stop by before or after church.
The Port Deposit Heritage Corporation postponed January's board meeting until Wednesday, Feb. 5, since the first Wednesday in January is New Year's Day.
The Bainbridge Museum, 6 S. Main St., continues to be open (weather-permitting) every weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. each Friday and Saturday.