HAVRE DE GRACE — From ice sculptures and snow queens to a chili cook-off and hot wing competition, the second annual Fire and Ice Festival will bring a warm touch to Havre de Grace’s winter wonderland this weekend.

CECIL COUNTY — Should old acquaintances be forgotten? Certainly not, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to reunite with those friends and make some new ones, too. But if you don’t know yet where you will be ringing in the new year, here are some local options of where to celebrate.

NORTH EAST — With Christmas less than a month away, the Cecil Dance Theatre is welcoming audiences to officially get into the holiday spirit with their performance of “The Nutcracker.”

CHESAPEAKE CITY — For Greg and Dawn Shelton, the Christmas season isn’t about fending off crowds to buy the newest, hottest gifts from a big box store; it’s meant to be spent with loved ones and giving a few handmade presents with a personal touch to the special people in your life.

When Houston, Texas alt-rock quintet Blue October released their landmark album, “Foiled,” in 2006, the band was climbing the charts and entering the homes of millions with songs like “Hate Me,” and “Into the Ocean.” But behind the scenes, lead singer Justin Furstenfeld was struggling with s…

ELKTON — The Palette & The Page co-owners Patti Paulus, Janet Youse and Lynn Strano-Whitt joke that running a business with one another is like being part of a married throuple.

CECIL COUNTY — With Halloween right around the corner, several towns and other venues across Cecil County are getting into the spirit of things by hosting events leading up to the spooky holiday. Here is a roundup of some of the events happening this week and next week.

ELKTON — The town’s annual Halloween parade on Friday, Oct. 25, has returned just in time to inspire some seasonal fear — but mostly cheer — in participants and spectators of all ages with costumes and floats abound.

NORTH EAST — Get ready to paint the town and all that jazz as Cecil College’s Milburn Stone Theatre prepares to present the musical “Chicago” in February 2020.

NORTH EAST — Beneath flashy lights, expensive clothes and intricate skin care routines, rage boils over in New York City’s Upper West Side in Milburn Stone Theatre’s production of the “American Psycho” musical.