CECIL COUNTY — By the light of fireworks bursting in the sky above the Northeast River, community members will gather to remember the sacrifices of the nation’s veterans during the annual Salute to Cecil County Veterans ceremony and fireworks show Wednesday, July 3.

HAVRE DE GRACE — With rainbow flags flying and other LGBT-related decorations positioned proudly, community members will hold the first ever Upper Chesapeake Bay Pride from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in Concord Lighthouse Park.

BALTIMORE (AP) — To Marylanders, Old Bay is more than a seasoning: It’s a symbol of state pride. The yellow and blue tin with a red lid is tattooed on calves or placed in window sills along with a crab and decorative mallets. A T-shirt proclaims: “I put Old Bay on my Old Bay.”

RISING SUN — That popular street festival chock full of entertainment, food, vendors, activities and freebies returns to the center of town Saturday, June 1.

ELKTON — For a change of scenery from the interiors of Main Street’s many eating establishments, the outdoor downtown area will be transformed into its own dining venue for one night only as patrons enjoy food, drinks and musical performances under the night sky.

PERRYVILLE — Pets for Patriots and Wounded Warrior Project will be the among the beneficiaries of a fundraiser to be held Saturday hosted by the Chesapeake Feline Association.

PERRYVILLE — Whether you’re chowing down on a bowl of New England clam chowder or sopping up some New Orleans gumbo with a piece of cornbread, culture and history are brewed and baked into the foods people hold dear, according to author Ed Okonowicz.

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NORTH EAST — While fans of sci-fi, fantasy, anime and gaming may not always see their interests represented in the mainstream, Cecil College’s Cecil Con on April 12-13 aims to give those folks a place to unabashedly let their geek flag fly.

ELKTON — The town’s first-ever comedy roast has been rescheduled for Thursday, April 4, and the man of the evening at the center of all the jokes will be none other than Mayor Rob Alt himself.

CECIL COUNTY — The spirit of Saint Patrick will be shining bright in the hearts of many Cecil County residents as businesses and their patrons celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday, March 17, and the days surrounding the holiday.

CECIL COUNTY — After Brett John “BJ” Harris, a manager at the Chesapeake Inn Restaurant & Marina, passed away suddenly from a brain tumor in December 2012, the restaurant’s staff wanted to make sure his memory lived on.

ELKTON — When the town was searching for someone to ridicule for its first-ever comedy roast, they figured who better for the job than Mayor Rob Alt himself, said Rob Massimiano, owner of Tidewater Tattoo Studio.

CECIL COUNTY — Valentine’s Day is less than a week away, so hopefully you know how you’ll be spending Feb. 14. But just in case you’re still searching for the right spot to take Ms. or Mr. Right, here are some date ideas right here in Cecil County.

ELKTON — This winter, I’ve been working on mastering pressure. I’m talking about the latest trend — pressure cooking. One of the popular pressure cooker brands, the Instant Pot, graces my kitchen counter.