A peaceful Veterans Day to you, dear readers,
Veterans Day, Nov. 11 (observed Monday, Nov. 12), is a tribute to all of those who served in our armed forces. In reality, the day is also titled Armistice Day and Remembrance Day in Canada, in recognition of the surrender of Imperial Germany in World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. It has been named Veterans Day since 1954.
The Veterans Day observance sponsored by the American Legion Post 47 will commence at 11 a.m. in Tydings Park to honor all military veterans. Phone 410-939-0234 for details.
Join the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St. for Pizza Nights on Mondays, 6 to 9 p.m. with made to order pizzas for $5 to $7 each. Wing nights are sponsored on Thursdays, 5 to 7 p.m. For details, phone Chris Heintz at the Legion, 410-939-0234.
Tow in the fishing nets. Rosie Deal told me about the fish fry platters with fries and cole slaw for $7, Saturday form noon to 3 p.m. at the VFW Lodge on Lodge Lane, 410-939-4578.
Stephen Formwalt told me about the holiday open house at Simplicity Antique Boutique and Christmas Wonderland, 456 Franklin St. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 410-939-6129 or email email@example.com.
Grace Place Serving Center will host a free, hot luncheon Nov. 13 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, 114 N. Union Ave., 410-939-2107. Volunteers will serve the regular Tuesday lunch to those in need. Nov. 13 is World Kindness Day and Grace Place volunteers help to spread it! Thank you.
Saturday is "Take a model train to work day." This national day of action was launched in 2001 in conjunction with the World's Greatest Hobby publicity program, in an effort to focus attention on the hobby of model railroading. Visit http://www.greatesthobby.com for more details.
To learn more about trains, bridges and the crossing of the Susquehanna River by the railroads, join a Havre de Grace historic walking tour. Tours run every Saturday and Sunday or by appointment with costumed guide for $12. Call 410-939-0565 for details or reservations.
Mary Boehly informed me that the Havre de Grace Arts Commission's Graw Days ceramic horse medallions (Christmas ornaments) are available at the Havre de Grace Visitor Center, 450 Pennington Ave., 410-939-2100, for purchase. The 2012 medallion features "War Admiral;" $10. Past medallions are $15 each.
Additionally, look for the raffle of the Havre de Grace police child's pedal car. Tickets are $5, available at the visitor center, to benefit the activities of the Havre de Grace Arts commission. The drawing is Dec. 7.
Nov. 12 is Elizabeth Cady Stanton's birthday. Along with Susan B. Anthony, Stanton was the driving force behind the women's suffrage movement. On Nov. 2, 1920, more than 8 million American women voted for the first time. Stanton was born in 1815. Visit http://www.nps.gov/archive/wori/ecs.htm.
Scorpios having birthdays in November include: Kaylie Lyons (Nov. 1); Jan Biondo and Beverly Prior (Nov. 6); Barry Hewitt (Nov. 9); Kim Coakley (Nov. 11); Hanna Lynch, Staci Carpenter, Anna Wasielewski, my twin sisters Jeanette and Deborah Browning and the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum (its founding) (Nov. 12); Charlie Hiner, David Rimel, Mitch Shank and Barbara Keithley (Nov. 13); Paul Keithley (Nov. 14); and John Fisher and Kathy Keen (Nov. 15).
Nov. 14 is United Nations World Diabetes Day to encourage member states to develop national policies for diabetes prevention, treatment and care.
Let's all pitch in. Havre de Grace recycles paper, metals, plastics, glass and yard waste. Nov. 15 is America Recycles Day.
The Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House will conduct an historic, nature walk on the North Park Trail Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Meet at the lock house for this free, one hour, informative tour. Phone 410-939-5780, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.thelockhousemuseum.org.
Jim Dryden, president of Friends of the Concord Point Lighthouse through the Wickie newsletter, informed me about their terrific visitor season. Hosted by the many volunteers of the lighthouse organization, more than 7,000 visited the Concord Point Lighthouse, with 2,500 visiting the Keeper's House. They collected more than 500 new emails and redeemed more than 1,200 free gift cards. What a season 2012 was! Congratulations!
We hope you did OK through the pounding of Hurricane Sandy.
As we prepare for Thanksgiving, did you know on Nov. 11, 1620, the men on the Mayflower ship signed the Mayflower Compact, before landing in Massachusetts at Cape Cod? This compact was an agreement of the first laws for the new colony.
Keep me informed about your Thanksgiving events at 410-939-6562 or drop by 226 N. Union Ave. I'll be raking behind that huge pile of leaves in the yard thanks to Hurricane Sandy. See ya!