My former boss, Dr. Leticia Galvez, was honored as one of 31 nominees for the title of Harford County's Most Beautiful Person at the 26th annual event Oct. 25 at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene. The winners were Elizabeth and Jess Bousa of Havre de Grace. All the nominees were congratulated by Harford County Executive David R. Craig. Harford Technical High School provided the flowers for the event and the Havre de Grace High School Chamber Singers sang under the direction of David Tramontana.

Congratulations and best wishes to Richard Cummings and Carole Grenoble, Rowland Drive, as they were united in marriage by Father Jay McKee Oct. 27 at St. Teresa's Church on North Main Street.


Happy birthday to Ronaldo Lopez, Churchville, as he celebrated his big day on Oct. 27 with his family and friends.

Four of the 10 eligible auxiliary ladies of the Water Witch Fire Company attended the first annual Honors Tea Oct. 28 at The Hidden Bean, 8 S. Main. Carlene Poist with 54 years, Marie Tennis with 54 years, Maggie Jackson with 46 years and Anne Gibson with 44 years were treated to lunch and each received a framed certificate detailing their years of service to the WWFC. Pat Vargas, owner of The Hidden Bean, crafted a luscious menu for the ladies, while auxiliary president, Stephanie Gibson, handled the awards portion of the "Tea."

Speedy recovery to Amy Lipka, North Main Street, as she recently underwent surgery at University Hospital, returning home just in time to greet Sandy.

Mary Krauss, North Main Street, had a recent hospital scare but she returned to her home in time for her Oct. 29 birthday.

Hopefully, Sandy has come and gone by this printing and we are all heaving sighs of relief at her passing.

Keep in mind that Port's unique café, The Hidden Bean, opens for fall hours from Friday through Sunday. To find out the daily specials, call 410-378-3783. The café, at 8 S. Main St., is the place to go for tacos and/or ice cream.

Good Shepherd School will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. With all the breakfast staples and some new additions, there is sure to be something yummy for everyone in the family.

The officers and board of directors of the Port Deposit Heritage Corporation will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Paw Paw Building. Since this is the year for the Candlelight Tour on Saturday, Dec. 1, the board will continue to make plans for this event.

The Paw Paw Museum, 98 N. Main St., will next be open Sunday, Nov. 11 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 will conduct a Flag Retirement Ceremony in celebration of Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at dusk at the post home, 520 Susquehanna River Road, Port. Bring damaged or worn flags to the post at 5 p.m. that evening and dispose of them properly. Light refreshments will be served by the ladies auxiliary and the public is invited, especially those thinking about joining the VFW membership or auxiliary. Call the post at 410-642-9297 for additional information.

Good Shepherd Parish has scheduled its annual Christmas Bazaar for Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. both evenings in the parish school, 800 Aiken Ave, Perryville. Spaghetti suppers will be served each evening from 4 to 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. Look for returning favorites: the Basket Wheel, entertainment by the school children, games, raffles, food, baked goods, vendors and more. Do your Christmas shopping and/or bring the kids to see Santa. For more information, call the school, 410-642-6265, me, 410-378-3320 or 443-907-3929, or Bazaar Chairs Kristen and Gene Catena.