Peace be with you, dear readers,

Today marks the International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1982.


Tomorrow, happy autumn! Officially, Sept. 22 is the first day of autumn. It's time to enjoy colorful leaves, pumpkins, fall harvests and turkeys, among other things.

Acquire your fall harvest at Havre de Grace Farmers Market, 450 Pennington Ave., Saturdays through October, 9 a.m. to noon. September is National Honey Month. Celebrate with your honey and buy fresh honey at the farmers market. Be a honey and buzz on over there.

Pet your pachyderm. Sept. 22 is Elephant Appreciation Day. Have a handful of peanuts!

Buenos dias! National Hispanic Heritage Month continues this month through Oct. 15. This observance honors the histories, cultures and contributions of citizens who share the common language and ancestry of Spanish. For more information, go to

Take a historic walking tour of Havre de Grace, Saturdays and Sundays, the third weekend of the month or by appointment, 410-939-0565. Haunted Havre de Grace tours run Fridays and Saturdays in September and October, 7 and 9 p.m. To take either of the 1 1/2 hour tours, reservations are required, buy tickets at, 410-939-1811, email:

Happy birthday wishes Robin Lynch (Sept. 22); Phil Barker (Sept. 24); Fred Gregory (Sept. 27); and John Lindes (Sept. 28).

Happy wedding anniversary to Patrick Sypolt and Brigitte Peters (Sept. 12); Greg and Dawn Hebding (Sept. 22); and Warren and Jeanne Hiss, their 66th (Sept. 26).

St. Patrick Church is holding a blood drive Sept. 27, 2 to 8 p.m. in the Parish Hall, 650 Pennington Ave. Please call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

The Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot meal, luncheon, Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107 to anyone in need who enters.

Lady luck smiles twice! The Knights of Columbus are selling raffle tickets ($1) for a grand prize, 2013 Ford Mustang. The drawing will be Oct. 6. You need not be present to win. Phone St. Patrick's Church, 410-939-2525 for details.

Another raffle for a Havre de Grace police pedal car is sponsored by the Havre de Grace Arts Commission. Tickets at $5 are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center. The drawing is Dec. 7.

Did you purchase your oval blue and white car decal "I walked the Lafayette Trail, Havre de Grace, MD" ($2 plus tax) available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center? Get yours today.

Steppingstone Farm Museum will host a fall harvest festival, Sept. 29 and 30, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. Phone 410-939-2299. Visit

Congratulations to local radio station WXCY who through their radiothon Sept. 5 and 6 raised over $120,000 in donations for the A.I. Nemours Children's Hospital. What a great accomplishment, I was listening in.


Native American Day is Sept. 25.

Yom Kippur will be celebrated by our Jewish readers, Sept. 26.

Enjoy the cooler weather. Please keep me informed at 410-939-6562 or by note at 226 N. Union Ave. See ya!