From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
APPLE FESTIVAL NEWS
As you are probably well aware, Darlington’s Apple Festival is held every year on the first Saturday of October. As a property owner directly on the main thoroughfare of the festival, you know that activity begins late Friday afternoon and continues until Saturday evening.
In an effort to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible on the morning of the festival, we direct traffic on Shuresville Road going towards Quaker Road and on School Road going towards Rte 161. At 8 A.M. we close Shuresville Road and redirect the traffic on School Road to run towards Quaker Road. At the close of the festival, vendors are allowed to bring vehicles back onto the festival grounds at 5:30 P.M. when we direct traffic on Shuresville Road to run towards Rte. 161.
With this said, it can be extremely difficult to police all activities by vendors and festival participants; we have had both that are extremely helpful and others that are the extreme opposite.
As committee chairperson I want to make you aware that this year’s festival will be held Saturday, October 1, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. I also invite you to join the committee at our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except August and December, two meetings in September, the 12th and the 26th in the Wilson Community Center at 7.P.M.
In advance, I would like to extend our thanks to those involved for the use of your property and for your patience on this very important day for the community. This truly is a community event put on by a volunteer committee with the assistance of the whole community. It could not happen without your help; please come join us!
Chairperson Darlington Apple Festival 2011
APPLE FESTIVAL PROGRAM BOOKLET
Darlington Apple Festival 2011 marks the Silver Anniversary of the Darlington Apple Festival. To celebrate 25 years, a program booklet is currently in production. The booklet will contain a schedule of the Festival events, as well as interesting facts about the history of the Apple Festival and culture of the area. The committee is collecting stories about what the Apple Festival means to local faith based and community service organizations. If you have a story to tell, please contact email@example.com Also, if you are interested in purchasing ad space, the deadline is Friday, September 9.
HARFORD HAMMERS OF HARFORD COUNTY
(Article by David L. Pollitt, Liaison to the Board from Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church)
Imagine that you have a broken window but no means or know-how to repair it. Or imagine that you own a home and your disability leaves you house-bound as the stairs coming into your house is a barrier. Or imagine that you have a room which is sorely in need of repainting but do not have the resources to make that happen. What do you do? Contact Harford Hammers!
If you are a low-income homeowner unable to keep your house safe and in good repair, Harford Hammers is available to help you. Volunteers from Presbyterian Churches around Harford County use their skills, willing hands and open hearts to make repairs for homeowners who lack the resources or skills to do so. If you fall into this category or know someone who does, contact Harford Hammers for a brochure and application for services.
Address: Harford Hammers
c/o Highland Presbyterian Church
701 Highland Road
Street, MD 21154
A Letter to the 21034 Community from the Darlington Cemetery Board
The Darlington Cemetery board would like to inform the community the arborvitae trees bordering the cemetery along Shuresville Road will be removed. The old trees have become unsightly and hard to maintain. The trees have grown into the power lines and large branches hang over the roadway.
In the fall of 2012 a new stand of young arborvitaes will be planted. These young trees will eventually grow and develop into a manageable border along Shuresville Road.
The sanctuary and outbuildings have a new coat of paint. We invite the community to pay a visit—it’s a peaceful refuge overlooking the village of Darlington.
The Darlington Cemetery Board members:
Arte Reeves, Jack Robinson, Frank Garrett, Brooke Derr, Richard Holloway, Sarah Standiford, Ricky Webster,
Bob Kelly and Libby Reeves.
Share Your Reports of Earthquake Damage to Older and Historic Buildings in Maryland
The Maryland Historical Trust, the State Historic Preservation Office, is compiling information about damage to older and historic buildings throughout Maryland from the earthquake on August 23, 2011. If there is a building in your community that has been damaged please go to http://mht.maryland.gov/earthquake.html to share that information. We have hired an Earthquake Retrofitting Services company to assess the damages and take care of restorations.
Your information will help the Maryland Historical Trust understand and prioritize reviews for tax credit, easements, and other programs we administer, as well as develop plans for dealing with future natural disasters. Thank you for assisting us with effort.
J. Rodney Little, Director and State Historic Preservation Officer
The Wilson Ministry Center
Fine Art Show & Sale -You are invited to attend the 5th annual Darlington Fine Arts Show & Sale, sponsored by the Wilson Ministry Center! The show will be held in the Grace Memorial Church Parish Hall the weekend of Sept. 23 – 25, 2011. The show begins on Friday evening at 6:30 pm with a wine & cheese reception with live musical entertainment provided by Dave DeRan and his band. Come join the festivities while strolling through the rows of fabulous artwork that will be on display. No admission charge to attend and all are welcome. Bring a friend! Show hours for the remainder of the weekend are Saturday, 10am to 6pm and Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. Grace Church is located at 1022 Main St. in Darlington and the Parish Hall is the brown building directly behind the church.
School Age Child Care – The Wilson Center has been providing safe, dependable, low-cost childcare to school age children in our area for over 15 years. The Before and After School program operates on days school is in session including, early dismissal days and on select in-service days. The program accepts children in grades K through 8th who attend either Darlington Elementary or Havre de Grace Middle Schools. Reduced and no-cost fees are available to those who qualify. Limited openings are still available. Please call the Center at 410-836-3555 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to receive a registration form.
How Are We Doing? – The Wilson Ministry Center has been serving local residents for over 18 years by providing a variety of programs and services to support and enhance the lives of members of our community. Currently, our strongest running programs are the Before and School Program and the senior rideshare program, Getting There Ride Share. Other programs that are either currently taking place at the Center or have been offered in the past include music instruction, cultural programs, teen social events, smoking cessation classes, Al-Anon meetings, food assistance for low-income residents, summer camp, knitting group, book discussions, children’s chorus, counseling services, yoga instruction, Spanish classes and positive parenting classes. Times change and so do the needs of the people we serve. It is our goal to provide opportunities for learning, growth and essential services that help people in our community. If you know of an unmet need or a program that you would like to see offered in our community, please let us know. Send your thoughts and ideas to email@example.com or mail to the Wilson Ministry Center, 1024 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034. We look forward to hearing from you!
Executive Director, Wilson Ministry Center
East-Coast Equipment Sales and Service Auto & Truck Tires and More…… announces that they are open at their new location: 1605 Whiteford Rd., Darlington Md. 21034
(Rte.136 and Rte.440 intersection beside Clark Hardware)
Thank you again to everyone for the support, strength, and trust you have put in us!
Shad Scarborough, James McCracken, Melinda Knopp
FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
The Department of Community Services Local Management Board is partnering with Harford County Public Schools to spread the word about helping families sign up for free and reduced price meals this fall. With the current economic situation it is important that families are aware that this can be one way to offer some financial relief. Based on a family’s income, this program may pay for part or all of the cost of breakfast and lunch.
Applications are available on the homepage of Harford County Public schools website: http://www.hcps.org/ , at your public school office and at the Wilson Ministry Center.
Please direct any questions regarding the program to the Food and Nutrition Office at 410-638-4078.
Thank you for your assistance in spreading the word and ensuring that all children in Harford County have access to nutritious meals this school year.
Harford County Local Management Board
The Gadabouts, a seniors group that gathers for fellowship, fun and the occasional bus trip will resume meeting on Wednesday, September 14 with a trip to the Golden Corral restaurant in Aberdeen for lunch.
Please contact Mary Ella Kelly at 410-457-5664 to reserve your place and/or request a ride.
HARFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
The 7th annual Harford Christian School Golf Classic is set for Thursday, October 6, at Geneva Farm Golf Club. This benefit has raised more than $200,000 for Christian athletics in its seven year history, making possible the impossible. To enter, email Don Nickson, chairman, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Entry is $100 per player. Sponsorships range from $350 for hole sponsors to corporate and event sponsors up to $10,000. The tournament offers the normal prizes, in addition to ?Worst Putt,? ?Absolute Worst Shot of the Day,? ?Closest to the Mascot? (the HCS eagle is placed in a sand trap far, far away from the hole), and door prizes sponsored by Mizuno golf equipment. A silent auction features large-format professional athlete photographs, autographed and framed. A fun tournament, with a most worthy cause.
GRACE MEMORIAL CHURCH BBQ-CHICKEN DINNER
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church is holding a BBQ Chicken Carry-Out Dinner on Saturday, September 10, 2011. Cost $10.00/dinner. Tickets available from the church office and Wilson Ministry Center: 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034. Walk-ins welcome. Pick up time 3-5 p.m.
DUBLIN DARLINGTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The September meeting of the Dublin Darlington Community Council will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center at 7 PM on Wednesday, September 21. Meetings are open to the public.
CORNERSTONE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
The Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church will be having series of meetings beginning on Sept. 11, 2011. Special guest speaker will be C.T. Townsend of N. Augusta, S. C. and our special music will be done by singer song writer, recording artist Jessie Kreigal from Syrma, Del. We welcome all to attend, Sunday A.M. 11:00 Sunday P.M. 6:30 and Monday thru Wed. 7:00 pm
HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Harford County Health officer Susan Kelly invites you to view the Health Departments? ?Frequently Asked Questions? (FAQ) publication on the topic of ?Lead in Drinking Water? at this link:
You can also view the link by going to the Harford County Health Department homepage and clicking on the “View our new Frequently Asked Questions feature on ‘Lead in Drinking Water’? link in the middle of the page.
William D. Wiseman
Director, Public Health Education & Cancer Prevention Services
Public Information Officer
Harford County Health Department
SAVE THE DATE
The next Community Breakfast will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church. The program will be ?Following the Prince of Peace in a culture of war.? Bill Galvin from the D.C. Center on Conscience and Ron Martin-Minnich, Presbyterian minister and National Guard chaplain will be panelists open a conversation to the audience following their own dialog. More information will be available in the October E-News Bulletin.
Calendar of Regular Monthly Events in the 21034 Zipcode
The 21034 Community E-News is emailed to any person wishing to receive it on the 1st of each month. Deadline for submitting articles is the 15th of each month. Articles are welcome but may be edited due to space.
21034 Community E-News Editors: Nancy Dilliplane (Grace Memorial Church), Jane Howe (Darlington Community), Velta Mahon (Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian), Sarah Standiford (Episcopal Deacon), and Mara Walter (Deer Creek Friends Meeting).