Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism released its list of events for May 3 to 5.
The Havre de Grace Office of Tourism just released its lineup of events for the War of 1812 bicentennial weekend. The May 3 to 5 weekend coincides with the 200-year anniversary of the British attack on Havre de Grace. According to a flyer promoting three-day event, music and vignettes will be performed in the streets of Havre de Grace on May 3. In the Havre de Grace Main Street tradition, restaurants will offer specials that evening, since it's the first Friday of the month. On Saturday, May 4, reenactors will recreate the British attack on Havre de Grace, arriving by barge near the Concord Point Lighthouse. The Columbia Orchestra will put on an evening concert, followed by fireworks. On Sunday, May 5, ship tours and the Red Coat 5K will …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Visit Havre de Grace Tourism's website for more details about the commemoration in May.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The departure of Darlene Perry was due to a family matter, the museum announced.
The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum is currently without an executive director, the museum announced Thursday. Darlene Perry resigned as executive director due to a family illness, according to an announcement on the Maritime Museum's website. Perry had been the executive director of the museum on Lafayette Street since January 2011. She was previously the collections manager at North Carolina Maritime Museum and the Montford Point Marine Museum, and holds a master's degree in American history from East Carolina University, according to her resume. In Perry's absence, the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum's Board of Directors will assume some of her responsibilities. Below is the announcement of Perry's resignation as posted on the Maritime …
Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche prepared for 2013 with a yoga session.
Wini Roche, Harford County tourism manager, recently took her first yoga class at Creative Sanctuary of Havre de Grace. The studio on North Washington Street offers classes like yoga, meditation, belly dancing, drumming and jewelry making, to name a few. "I was a little anxious to try yoga for the first time but when I walked in they immediately made me feel welcome and at ease," Roche said. "I plan to keep looking for my center in 2013 and encourage you to do the same." On Saturday, Jan. 5, Creative Sanctuary has a two-part New Year's session, called "Resolutions for the Body and Mind," planned. It includes yoga and vision mapping. Roche said that taking a yoga class was part of her vision for the new year. "For me, 2013 is going to be …
Sunday, December 30, 2012
The Sunday afternoon tour includes sacred spaces from the 19th and 20th centuries in Havre de Grace.
Always wanted to know what the inside of one of Havre de Grace's oldest churches looks like? Sunday is your day to find out and no, it's not during a service. The Susquehanna Ministerium has made it a tradition to invite the public to check out local churches decorated for the holidays the Sunday between Christmas and the New Year. This marks the fourteenth year of the event, according to Maryland Tourism. The following five churches are participating: The church tour is from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30. It begins at Havre de Grace United Methodist Church (101 S. Union Ave.) in Havre de Grace. See scenes from the 2011 church tour.
Monday, August 6, 2012
The North Park Trail, Lock House and Skipjack Martha Lewis will benefit from grants acquired by the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway.
The waterfront and history of the Susquehanna River area just got a big boost. Five projects located along the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway have been awarded $198,000 in grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Three grants will directly benefit Havre de Grace initiatives, while another will benefit a Port Deposit-based program. The LSHG was granted $90,000 for management, project reinvestment and a mini-grant program, according to a news release. "The LSHG was pleased to work with each partner to submit a strong and competitive heritage area grant package, with all five projects submitted receiving matching state funds from Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. Each project contributes to preserving and sharing our unique …
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Havre de Grace's War of 1812 Committee is working toward a May 2013 event.
The logo on some City of Havre de Grace publications is about to change. It's one small step of what will be a series of visible changes and behind-the-scenes efforts by the committee appointed to coordinate the city's bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812. A new logo (see image with this article post) will be used on various documents and publications the committee and the city will use leading up to the bicentennial events, planned for the first weekend in May 2013. “This logo was produced with a tag line to outline our role in the War of 1812. These terms, Resolve, Resilience, Remembrance, outline chapters of our story," City Councilman Bill Martin said in a statement. Read more Patch coverage of the War of 1812 bicentennial. …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The actor signed the city's guest book while in town filming "House of Cards."
The guest book at Havre de Grace's visitors center shows the names of tourists from all around the world. Some names are more recognizable than others. Like, say, Kevin Spacey. The movie star signed the guest book while in town last week filming "House of Cards." TELL US: Did you see Spacey or any other actors around town? Leave a comment. Have a photo from the filming? Share it on our community gallery!
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty is in agreement with County Executive David Craig that a riverboat casino would benefit Harford County and the surrounding region.
Wayne Dougherty and his wife, Mary, used to manage a travel agency. On occasion, they'd take trips to the Mississippi River, where paddleboat casinos are a big business. "It was a big hit," Dougherty said. The Havre de Grace mayor told Patch Wednesday he is intrigued by the idea of a riverboat casino on the Susquehanna River—an idea first presented by County Executive David Craig Tuesday to a special work group on gaming expansion in Maryland. According to a statement from his office released on Tuesday, Craig said: "Given our location at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, I think it would be worthwhile to consider a riverboat casino for Harford County. Such casinos have been highly successful in towns and cities along the Mississippi River …
Havre de Grace will commemorate the bicentennial of British attacks of May 1813.
Havre de Grace is getting ready for a big event less than 11 months away. Behind the scenes, city staff, elected officials and volunteers are working to prepare for the bicentennial of the May 1813 British attacks on the city. The War of 1812 played a vital role in Havre de Grace's history. See the PDF file with this article for the Havre de Grace tourism department's presentation regarding the project. Check back regularly for more on the War of 1812 bicentennial. A link to all bicentennial articles has been added to the news tab. Have thoughts? Chime in on the Havre de Grace Patch Facebook page or email email@example.com