From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Happy Birthday 21034Bulletin!
February marks the first anniversary of the 21034 e-news bulletin. Thanks to our subscribers and community members for making our first year a success! As we begin our second year, here are some FAQs about the 21034Bulletin:
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The Darlington Lions Club is having their winter fruit sale. Temple oranges are available by the half case for $15. Pink grapefruit is available by either the full case ($24) or half case ($14). Orders may be placed by calling Larry Burton, 410-457-8787, or Jo-Ann Supik, 410-836-3663, no later than 8 February. Fruit will be available for pick-up Saturday, February 25 from 0900-1030 at the Darlington United Methodist Church.
The Darlington Apple Festival Committee would like to thank everyone for their time, patience and help with last year’s festival. We would also like to invite anyone that is interested to join us at our monthly planning meetings, 2nd Tuesdays at the Wilson Ministry Center. We are always looking for volunteers for the day of the festival to help with directing traffic in the parking lots so if anyone can help we would appreciate it!
Dublin Darlington Community Council Monthly Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the Dublin Darlington Community Council (DDCC) will feature Susan Kelly, Director of Getting There Ride Share, on Wednesday, February 15, 7PM. The meeting will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center located off Route 1 just below the dam. Getting There Ride Share provides transportation to seniors, age 60 and over.
Getting There Ride Share– The next GTRS Volunteer Driver Orientation session will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 6:30pm at the Wilson Ministry Center. The session will include driver safety tips provided by a representative of the Harford County Sheriff’s Community Policing Unit. Please call the GTRS office at 410-836-3005 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for this free session.
GTRS is a senior rideshare program operating out of the Wilson Ministry Center in Darlington. The program provides low-cost transportation for seniors age 60 and older who live in the northern portion of Harford County. Volunteer Drivers must be eighteen years of age or older with good driving records. You can volunteer two, three or more hours per month or whatever suits your schedule. Volunteer drivers also have the option of specifying the destinations where they are able to drive and can request gas mileage reimbursement, if needed (limitations apply).
SAVE THE DATE! The Wilson Ministry Center will hold a St. Patrick’s Day Dance on Friday, March 9, 2012 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall (1022 Main St., Darlington). This dance is open to all Middle School students. For more information please call 410-836-3555
The Gadabouts—Darlington/Dublin’s Senior’s Group, will not meet in February, but please mark your calendars for March 14, 2012, and lunch at Mt. Nebo at noon. Call Mary Ella Kelly 410-457-5664.
The Apothecarie Brand Company Store, 20 South Main Street – Port Deposit, Maryland invites you to a workshop to create charming hanging vases made from spent light bulbs on Saturday February 25, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM For more details or to register:
email@example.com or 443-731-2522
PANCAKE SUPPER—Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6 p.m. at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1022 Main St., Darlington. Everyone welcome! Free will offering.
Faith Community News
Darlington United Methodist Church will hold an Ash Wednesday Service on February 22, 2012 at 7:30 pm with the imposition of ashes.
A Lenten Bible Study will be offered every Wednesday at the church, 11:00 am. – 12:00 noon, beginning February 29 and for the next 4 Wednesdays. We will be centering the study on the various words and phrases associated with the Lenten season. We will have a brown bag lunch following the Bible Study.
Everyone is invited to the Bible Study. Why not bring a neighbor or friend?
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS!
To the Darlington Community Churches:
The Darlington United Methodist Church will be holding a Music Concert on Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm. If there is anyone from the community who may be able to participate in performing or has never performed before and would like the opportunity to do so, please let me know ASAP! We look forward to community participation.
Gregory Pierson, Director of Music/Organist
Darlington United Methodist Church
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
Pancake Supper: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 6 p.m. Everyone Welcome!!!
Ash Wednesday Services on February 22, 2012 at noon and at 8 p.m.
Movie Series: Join us Wednesdays in Lent for a Movie Series
“Out of Error into Truth, Out of Sin into Righteousness, Out of Death into Life: Exploring Resurrection”
Schedule: 6:00 p.m. Healing Eucharist, 6:30 p.m. Simple Supper, 7:00 p.m. Movie and Discussion
February 29: “Up”
March 7: “Chocolat”
March 14 : “The Spitfire Grill”
March 21: “As Good as it Gets”
March 28: “Kinky Boots”
All are welcome! Come for all or part of each evening. Come for any or all of the series.
Please note that except for “Up” these movies are for mature audiences and may not be appropriate for children.
Lenten Quiet Day: Saturday, February 25: “The Prodigal Son” 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A series of prayers, meditations, and responses centered on the parable of The Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11-32).
The day will begin at 9 a.m., will include a simple lunch, and will conclude with a healing Eucharist.
A Smithsonian Exhibit Here?
Journey Stories is Coming to Harford County
Join Hosanna School Museum for new insights about the Underground Railroad (UGRR) experience in Darlington and surrounding areas. Hosanna is partnering with the Harford County Public Library (HCPL), the host institution for the Smithsonian traveling exhibition called Journey Stories. The Abingdon branch will be the site of the Smithsonian-produced exhibit, while several of the other branches will showcase companion exhibits that reflect the themes highlighted in the Smithsonian exhibit. The Bel Air Branch will feature an exhibit about the Underground Railroad (UGRR) that will branch-out and be enhanced at the Hosanna School Museum. Journey Stories will be on view beginning May 26, 2012 and continuing through July 6, 2012.
Journey Stories– tales of how we and our ancestors came to America – are a central element of our personal heritage. From Native Americans to new American citizens and, regardless of our ethnic or racial background, everyone has a story to tell. Our history is filled with stories of people leaving behind everything – families and possessions – to reach a new life in another state, across the continent, or even across an ocean. The reasons behind those decisions are myriad. Many chose to move, searching for something better in a new land. Others had no choice, like enslaved Africans captured and relocated to a strange land and bravely asserting their own cultures, or like Native Americans already here, who were often pushed aside by newcomers.
To complete the Darlington story, Hosanna is asking for community participation through loans or donations of photographs, documents, artifacts, or personal stories that reflect this community’s role in the UGRR. Hosanna, on the National Register of Historic Places is located at 2424 Castleton Road and was built in 1867 as the first public school for African Americans in Harford County. Its mission is to preserve and share the history and culture associated with this landmark.
Journey Stories is a collaborative effort called Museum on Main Street (MoMS), an initiative between Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services (SITES), the Maryland Humanities Council, and the HCPL. “Allowing all of our state’s residents to have access to the cultural resources of our nation’s premiere museum is a priority of the Maryland Humanities Council,” said state council executive director, Phoebe Stein. “With this special tour, we are pleased to be working with The Harford County Public Library to help develop local exhibitions and public programs to complement the Smithsonian exhibition.” Such free events include book signings, author readings, children events, and other programs. See the libraries website for more details.
SITES connects millions of Americans with their shared cultural heritage through a wide range of art, science and history exhibitions. State humanities councils, located in each state and U.S. territory, support community-based humanities programs that highlight such topics as local history, literature and cultural traditions. To learn more, visit http://hcplonline.org/, www.sites.si.edu, www.museumonmainstreet.org, and http://www.mdhc.org/.
To participate with the programs at Hosanna, please call Iris Barnes, Hosanna’s Project Coordinator for Journey Stories, at 410-939-8510.
SAVE THE DATE!!! HARFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL Open House at Harford Christian School is set for Saturday, March 3. Beginning with a reception at 9:45 AM, the school presentation program is at 10 AM in the high school gymnasium, hosted by principal Bryan Wilson. The program is geared to parents and features grades K-4 through 12. Classroom visits and interviews with teachers follow until noon. For information, call Harford Christian High School at (410) 457-5103. HCS is located in northern Harford county, on Hwy. 136, one mile north of Dublin. ### www.harfordchristian.org
NEWS FROM SENATOR BARRY GLASSMAN
AG LEADERS SUMMIT IN D.C.
Senator Glassman took to Capital Hill with agriculture and rural leaders from across North America as part of the 11th Annual Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit.
During a visit to the Congress he participated in briefings on the farm bill from congressional staff from the agriculture and energy committees.
Senator Glassman said the meetings provided great information to guide his legislation for the 2012 Session. Glassman will be introducing measures to curb additional regulations for Maryland farms until nearby states begin to catch up to Maryland farmers’ results in reduced nitrogen run-off. He will also be exploring the concept of TMDL trading programs where urban areas would pay farmers for TMDL credits.
The Legislative Agriculture Chairs Summit attendees also met with policy experts and discussed current issues affecting agriculture at both the state and national level.
FARM BREWERY LICENSE PROPOSED TO HELP MD FARMERS ENTER CRAFT BEER MARKET
Senator Glassman is offering his support for a new class of brewing license which would potentially aid all Maryland farmers looking to create their own small craft brewery. As it currently stands anyone with a micro brewery under what is known as a Class 5 License must be attached to a restaurant license as well. This proposes difficulties for anyone not owning a restaurant looking to brew beer in small amounts.
This proposed license would mirror that of the Limited Wineries legislation. It would not harm the integrity or change the structure of the “Three Tier System.” Furthermore, it would allow for the brewing of beer on the premises of a farm in limited quantities. The beer could then be sold on premises in different quantities, as well as shipped to other restaurants or pubs. It would also require that a certain percentage of the products used to brew the beer to be grown on the premises of the farm.
Glassman said, “The great thing about this new market in addition to helping Maryland farmers, is that it is good for the environment. For instance, barley is an approved cover crop in Maryland and malting barley requires very little nitrogen fertilizer.”
Senator Glassman plans to introduce this legislation during the current 2012 Legislative Session and is working with western Maryland Delegate Kelly Schulz (R), 4, Carroll and Frederick Counties.
OTHER STATES MUST TO DO MORE BEFORE ADDING NEW TMDL STANDARDS TO MD AGRICULTURE
The Senator is proposing a prohibition on new regulations that are intended to help the State meet the Agriculture sector requirements of the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for the Chesapeake Bay unless New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia have achieved or exceeded the percentage of reduction of nitrogen and the percentage reduction of phosphorus that the State has achieved from 2009 Levels that is attributed to the Agricultural Sector.
Glassman concluded that “Maryland farmers are put to an economic disadvantage compared to competitors in other Chesapeake watershed states and further mandates to have them carry the load alone for the region will hasten its demise in Maryland.”
Senator Glassman is serving his second term in the Maryland Senate and served previously as a Harford County Councilman and Maryland State Delegate. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Senator Glassman at (410)440-9267. www.barryglassman.com