Next week we'll celebrate the birth of our country, but Independence Day festivities start this weekend with fireworks right over the Pennsylvania line at the Nottingham Park, 150 Park Road in Nottingham on Saturday. Activities will start at 5 p.m. and shuttle buses will be running between the park and Herr's parking lot. Remember, no pets, no strollers and no canopies are allowed on the bus and no pets, no canopies and no alcohol is allowed in the park. Parking fee in all lots is $l0 per car and the raindate for fireworks will be Sunday, July 1. Look for the Philly Phanatic between 5 and 6 p.m. and watch for the Herr's mascot, "Chipper," throughout the evening. Call 610-932-2589 for more information.
Next, you can attend the July 4 parade in Havre de Grace on Sunday1 at 2 p.m., then hang around town for the carnival opening at 6 p.m., and catch the fireworks at approximately 9:15 p.m. For more details, call 410-939-4362.
Heading back across the Hatem Bridge, you will find the "Salute to Cecil County Veterans Celebration and Fireworks" set for Tuesday, July 3 at the North East Community Park, at the foot of Walnut Street and Cherry Street in North East, with activities from 5 to 10 p.m., including fireworks at dusk. Go to http://www.northeastchamber.org for more info.
Then, on Wednesday, the 4th of July, head to Meadow Park off Delaware Avenue in Elkton. Music starts are 7 p.m. with fireworks scheduled for approximately 9 p.m. The website is http://www.elkton.org.
Speedy recovery to Margaret Cifaldo, Perryville, as she has been on our sick list.
Locals received word last week of the passing of Andy Gresko, formerly of Craigtown Road. He had been living in Pennsylvania for several years but kept in contact with his friends in the Port Deposit area.
Much sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Marty Sice, Jackson Park Road, as he passed away at Harford Memorial Hospital following a short illness.
Speedy recovery to Harry Welsh, Perryville's #1 resident, as he underwent surgery at Harford Memorial Hospital last week.
Happy birthday to my friends, Harriett McMullen, who subtracted a year from her age on June 25 and Linda Creswell Westcott, as she celebrated on June 27.
Cousins Rick Hopkins of Perryville and Lisa Kenner of Chicago enjoyed birthday greetings on June 28.
The June meeting of the Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 8185 was canceled but the statewide ladies auxiliary "School of Instruction" will be held on June 30 as originally scheduled.
No Heritage board meeting in July (the next meeting is Wednesday, Aug. 1 in the Paw Paw Building).
No all-you-can-eat breakfasts at Good Shepherd School in Perryville until September.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the American Legion Post 135, 300 Cherry Street, Perryville, will sponsor its monthly all-day bingo on Sunday. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the early birds begin at 11:45 a.m.
The next Port Palooza will be held on Saturday, July 7 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the town square.
The Paw Paw Museum, at 98 N. Main Street, opens on the second and fourth Sundays throughout the spring, summer and fall from 1 to 5 p.m. The Bainbridge Museum, at the rear of the Susky River Grill, continues to open each weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.