Crab cracking, foot stomping time has arrived in Havre de Grace [neighborhood column]

It's seafood time, dear readers!

Enjoy the 33rd Havre de Grace Seafood Festival in Tydings Park, today through Sunday, (Aug. 8-10) Friday 3 to 8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sample seafood delicacies from near and far, while enjoying live entertainment, artisans and crafters. Welcome to 3 Dog Night, live in concert, tonight, Aug. 8. Phone 410-939-1525 for more information or visit

The American Legion Post 47 will sponsor second and third Saturdays (of the month) horseshoe tournaments; 3 p.m. $5 entry fee. Monetary prizes. Email: or phone Charlie Beasley at 410-939-0234.

Roses, radishes and rosemary. The Havre de Grace Farmers Market will delight you with fresh produce and other goodies. Satisfy your gastronomic desires Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at the market at 450 Pennington Avenue.

Sunday, Aug.10 is Lazy Day. Celebrate by lying in a hammock in the cool shade with an iced glass of lemonade and this column and read on...yawn!

Ray Astor informed me August commemorates the 69th anniversary of several important historical events from World War II. August is Peace Month. On Aug. 6, 1945, the first atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima, Japan followed by a second atomic bomb dropped upon Nagasaki, Aug. 9, 1945. By Aug. 14, 1945, Japan had surrendered. August 15 is VJ Day, that is Victory in Japan Day. On Sept. 2, 1945, Gen. Douglas MacArthur received the Japanese delegation to sign the official papers of surrender on the USS Missouri. Thus, ended World War II. Thank you, to all our World War II veterans.

A free, hot luncheon will be served by volunteers at Grace Place Serving Place, St. John's Episcopal Church, 410-939-2107 on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to anyone in need who enters.

Early warning! Prepare early for the community-wide yard sale Sept. 20 (raindate Sept. 21) 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Spaces available at $10. Details at 410-939-6562 or 410-939-2100.

Plan now! The 51st Havre de Grace Art Show will beheld Aug. 15, 16, 17, Friday 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Tydings Park, by Soroptimist International, 410-939-9342, email: Good show!

Happy birthday wishes Richard Collins (Aug. 8); Cecil Hill (Aug. 10); Walter Coppersmith (Aug. 16).

Anniversaries will be remembered by Paul and Jane Martin (Aug. 5); County Executive David Craig and lovely first lady Melinda Craig (Aug. 14).

Patty Hocker sent me information on the 40th class reunion of Havre de Grace High School, class of 1974. Oct. 3 and 4 at MacGregor's Restaurant. Call Patty 410-939-4129 or email:

Take a historical walking tour of Havre de Grace, every first weekend through November, Saturday 10 a.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. or schedule a tour by appointment. Enjoy a leisurely 1-1/2 hour walking tour trough tree-lined streets. Tickets are available online. or phone 410-459-3840 or 410-939-0565 or email:

That's a wrap, folks! Keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or 226 North Union Avenue. See ya!

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