Bainbridge Museum moves 100 yards to center of Port Deposit

Hope you all enjoyed St. Patrick's Day! Since I embrace my Irish, plus German and Italian heritage, I admit to "wearin' o' the green" Sunday.

Many thanks to the patrons of Sunday's St. Patrick's' Day bull and oyster roast at the Port VFW to benefit Good Shepherd Church. Caterers Butch and Polly Webb did a bang-up job that day and everyone enjoyed the oysters while they lasted. Roger Ball was outside with the pit beef and oyster shuckers. Maggie Jackson sold raffle tickets all day long, while Marie Sypolt and daughter, Libby, handed out door prizes. Everyone enjoyed the music by The Roof Rockers.


After multiple trips between the Bainbridge Museum at 600 Rowland Drive and the Bank Building at 6 S. Main St. March 13, all the Naval artifacts were transferred from their old digs to their new digs. Museum Curator Joyce Linkey marshaled the influx of boxes making their way into the Bank, while Association Secretary Carolyn Spencer supervised their removal and transport from museum. Three trucks repeatedly traversed the 100 yards between the two buildings, filling up and dropping off, until the museum was empty and the first floor of the Bank was full. Thanks to the Navy retirees, museum volunteers and association members who "made the switch" on a beautiful sunny morning last week.

The countywide Ladies Auxiliary met for its quarterly dinner meeting March 13 in the new meeting room of Singerly Fire Company, Elkton. After a dinner of fried chicken, the ladies and their guests played bingo with proceeds benefiting the auxiliary.


Our nephew-in-law, Lucas Holzman of Santa Monica, celebrated his birthday on March 15 and then again with seven other family members at a gathering on March 17.

Happy birthday to Kathy Heaton of Conowingo, president of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185, who celebrated on March 16.

John Colenda, Principio Furnace, and his twin sister, Gina Colenda Peirce of Rising Sun, blew out their birthday candles on March 16, while Danny Wayne Reynolds and Allen Crabbe celebrated their big days on March 17.

Rylee Eastridge, daughter of Rusty and Bonnie Eastridge of Colora, and granddaughter of Patricia Eastridge of Conowingo, celebrated her birthday on March 19 with her family and friends. Patricia Eastridge celebrated her birthday March 20.

Pat Bitner Knight, Darlington, enjoyed birthday greetings on March 20.

Jennifer Tennis and Michael Fox celebrated mutual birthdays on March 21.

Party with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at VFW Post 10146, 3440 Conowingo Road, Street. Sponsored by the post's Ladies Auxiliary, the event is open to children up to 12 years old. There will also be games, food and fun.

Darlington Volunteer Fire Company will sponsor an Easter candy sale on Friday, March 29 and Saturday, March 30.


The new Bainbridge Museum will open for the season at 6 S. Main St. (the Bank Building) from 1 to 5 p.m. Check out their new home – right in the center of town.

The Ladies Auxiliary to VFW Post 10146 will sponsor an indoor yard sale on Sat., April 6 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tables are available at $10 each. Call 410-838-6629 for information. There will be a bake table and food available for separate purchase. The post is at 3440 Conowingo Road, Street.