It's time to clean up along the Susquehanna in Havre de Grace this weekend

Time for spring cleaning, dear readers,

The Havre de Grace department of public works sponsors clean-up days April 20 and 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 100 Lagaret Lane for Havre de Grace residents. For details, contact city hall, 410-939-1800.

Celebrate Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, at the annual river sweep along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Tydings Park to the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House. For details, phone 410-939-7644 or 410-808-6118 or email or visit Earth Day is April 22.

The American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John Street, Havre de Grace, hosts chicken and ribs night with live music, April 20, 6-10 p.m. Tickets available for $15 by calling Josh, 410-939-0234.

Rosie Deal told me about the VFW Weedon-Elliott Post 8126, 300 North Lodge Lane, Havre de Grace fish fry for Saturday, April 20, noon-4 p.m. The menu includes fish, fries, cole slaw, hush puppies and dessert. For info, call 410-939-4578. Tickets $7 (in), $8 (carryout).

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

Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free, hot meal to those in need April 23 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 North Union Avenue in Havre de Grace. Phone 410-939-2107.

Preparations are being made for the huge "Attack on Havre de Grace" celebration May 3, 4, 5 with drum corps, encampments, visiting ships, concert, costumed reenactors and fireworks. Call 1-800-851-7756 or visit

Celebrate the War of 1812 bicentennial by buying and flying your 15 stars/15 stripes flag from Haxel Flags, Route 40, $20.

Fourth of July t-shirts are now for sale at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100 for $7 to benefit the Havre de Grace Independence celebration. This year's parade is Saturday, July 6.

The Havre de Grace Historic Preservation Commission has a quiz for students K-fifth grade/grades 6-12 to win an oval sticker "I walked the Lafayette Trail." Quiz copies are available now at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington, 410-939-2100. A great family project!

The Humane Society of Harford County invites you to the Bow Wow Boogie, May 3, 7:30-11:30 p.m. at the Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Road, Edgewood, Tickets are $50. Call Mary Leavens, 410-836-1090 X101 or email or visit

Today, April 19, is Patriot's Day in Maine and Massachusetts to remember the Battles of Lexington and Concord which triggered the American Revolution in 1775. The placement of Havre de Grace Concord Street at the tip of Revolution Street was deliberate to honor the battle by our historic city planner, Robert Young Stokes.

Time is closing fast for the 10th Havre de Grace Community Yard Sale, April 27 (raindate April 28). Notice is already advertised about the event even in Antique Week and Antique Trader. Spaces are available for $10 by phoning 410-939-6562, benefiting the visitor center, 410-939-2100 to be listed as a participant (no fee). A comprehensive list of participants will be available the day of the sale at the visitor center and 226 North Union Avenue.

Participation in Bulle Rock community is overwhelming: 28 locations! 414 Azra Court; 305 Bounding Home Court; 324, 325, 330 Cigar Loop; 504, 532, 534 Counterpoint Circle; 114 Deputed Testamony Place; 100, 119 Flying Ebony Place; 409 Granville Court; 403, 450, 507 Majestic Prince Circle; 305, 306 Master Derby Drive; 313, 314 Native Dancer Circle; 315 Seattle Slew Place; 146 Snow Chief Drive; 540 Temperance Hill Way; 126, 136 Touch of Gold Drive; 319 Victory Gallop Court; 207 War Admiral Way; 234 Whirlaway Lane. Also 709 Monarchos in the Paddocks at Bulle Rock. Go downtown, old town for: 226 North Union Avenue ($10 spaces available); 567 Green Street at Stokes; 316 Fountain Street; 355 Girard Street; 463 Commerce Street, in the business district – Bayside Antiques, 230-232 North Washington Street, multiple tables at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church, Union Avenue and Congress Street. Huge Community Sale at the Woods at Bayview: Tidewater Drive; Anchor Court; Willow Way; Whitney Court and 601 Chapel Heights Drive. Whew! If you can't find a bargain, you "ain't" looking!

The Havre de Grace Independence Celebration Committee will hold their Fourth Fundraiser at the Vandiver Inn, 301 South Union Avenue, May 9. Tickets at $30 are available at 410-939-0385 and the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Avenue, 410-939-2100.

Denise Wilson told me of the 5K run, May 11, to support Havre de Grace High School music program. Call 410-939-6585 or email

April birthday wishes to Jill Hartsfield (April 4); Ryan Weitzel, Nathan Willoughby (April 11); Ethan Michael Mathias, Genevieve Datesman (April 14); Paul Stratton (April 20); Shawn Smith (April 25). Happy anniversary wishes to Steiner and Lovie Jane Pierce (April 8).

The Board of Directors of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House invite you to their annual dinner meeting, April 25, 6 p.m. at the Bayou Restaurant, Route 40, $30. Speaker will be Bob Magee, former executive director of the museum. Contact Ciera Fisher, 410-939-5780 or visit

Fair warning to all Bosses: Administrative Professionals Week is April 21-27 with April 25 as Administrative Professionals Day (the "old" Secretary's Day).

That's a wrap. Call 410-939-6562 or drop a note at 226 North Union Avenue to see you news here. See ya!

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