From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
News from our Schools
DARLINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL: KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION begins on Friday, May 4, 2012.
Please plan to bring with you the following:
· Your child’s birth certificate (born on or before September 1, 2007)
· Your child’s social security number
· Proof of residency
· Your drivers license
Applications for Pre-Kindergarten will also be available beginning Friday, May 4th. Pre-K is a program for economically disadvantaged 4-year old children.
Kim Coakley, Secretary
Darlington Elementary School
HARFORD FRIENDS SCHOOL: Is Moving!
Harford Friends School is relocating to 2230 Rock Spring Road in Forest Hill at the intersection of routes 23 and 24.
Our new Rock Spring campus is easily accessible from any point in the county! The move to the Rock Spring campus will take place in July, 2012. The Child Development Center will remain in the facility, but separate from HFS.
In addition, the Board of Trustees of Friends School of Baltimore recently approved a statement providing graduates of Harford Friends School preferential admissions status to the 228 year-old independent school on Charles Street.
Just in Time for Mother’s Day! The Home and School Association of Harford Friend’s School will be selling beautiful hanging baskets at Broom’s Bloom Dairy on Friday May 4th (4PM-9PM), Saturday May 5th (11AM-9PM) and Sunday May 6th ( noon-8PM). These beautiful, premium quality baskets are locally grown and are sure to be perfect for adding some color to your home and garden this season. Remember, Mother’s Day is Sunday May 13th! These baskets will make the perfect gift for anyone on your list.
Broom’s Bloom is located on Fountain Green Road ( Route 543). Come on out and buy a basket and support the school. While you’re there, check out the ice cream selection! http://www.harfordfriends.org
HARFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL: Announces its German students have won a national award.
Tuesday evening, April 3, during its annual Kaffeehaus program, the German department of Harford Christian School was officially recognized as the winner of a national competition of high school and college/university foreign language educational video productions for their production of Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (The Pied Piper).
Organized by the German Agency for Schools Abroad, the competition was in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Grimm Brothers’ collection of fairy tales, first published in 1812. Twenty school made the list of finalists. 1736 Whiteford Road, Darlington, MD 21034, 410-457-5103 http://emc-hcs.org
News from the Health Department
The Harford County Health reminds the public that small steps can translate to big changes in one’s health and well being. Individuals are encouraged to engage in better health practices as a way of improving the personal health status, as well as that of their families, neighborhoods, workplaces and communities. Visit our website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com for more details and links to additional information.
Rabies Vaccination Clinics: for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are 3 months old and over.
Sunday, May 6th, 2012, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
• Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Dept. — Corner of Rogers St. & Franklin St., Aberdeen
• Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Dept. — 3825 Federal Hill Rd., Jarrettsville
• Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Dept. — Rte. 7 & Mountain Rd. (Route 152), Joppa
• Darlington Volunteer Fire Dept. — 2600 Castleton Rd.
Over the past three years, the Department vaccinated a total of 7,237 dogs, cats and ferrets at its clinics, more than in any previous three year period.
Moreover, as incentive to pet owners during the economic recovery and consistent with previous years, the Health Department has kept the cost for the vaccination at $5.00 per animal, the lowest among any neighboring local jurisdictions.
Recognizing the importance of improving access to health care for those in need, the Harford County Health Department applied for and was awarded a $156,052 18-month grant for “Increasing Access to Comprehensive Women’s Health Services and Reducing Infant Mortality in Harford County,” from the Maryland Community Health Resources Commission (MCHRC). Building on successful interventions that have contributed to a 16% statewide infant mortality rate improvement over the past two years, the Comprehensive Women’s Health Services Program being launched this month will provide a comprehensive set of services to women in need of subsidized clinical family planning care. Please contact the Health Department Administrative offices at 410-838-1500 for more information.
To help support health improvement efforts, the Harford County Health Department was recently notified that it will be awarded grant funds from the Community Transformation Grant, a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program through DHMH. The Community Transformation Grant supports community-level efforts to promote healthy lifestyles among population groups experiencing the greatest burden of chronic disease in order to improve health, reduce health disparities, and control health care spending.
More information and updates regarding Harford County’s Local Health Improvement Process and the Maryland State Health Improvement Process are available by visiting www.harfordcountyhealth.com and http://dhmh.maryland.gov/ship/SitePages/Home.aspx, respectively. In addition, county-specific health data snapshots have been made available by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Univ.of Wisconsin at their County Health Rankings website at http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/maryland/2012/harford/county/1/overall.
William D. Wiseman
Harford County Health Department
News from Around the Community
Come join the fun at the Wilson Ministry Center’s Summer Fun Camp! The camp runs for 9 weeks from June 18 through August 17. Hours are from 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Kids entering grades K – 8th are welcome to attend. Cost per week is $95 per child plus a $20 per child (or family) registration fee. Activities include outdoor recreation, games, arts & crafts, cooking, music, story telling, water play, special visitors and more! Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to request a registration form.
The Wilson Ministry Center = Community!
The Wilson Ministry Center has been serving the Dublin/Darlington community and beyond for almost 20 years! It will soon be time to celebrate our past as we look forward to the future and how we can continue to meet the needs of area residents. The world is changing at a rapid pace and we want to make sure we are offering programs and services that enhance and improve the lives of those in our service area.
We know you care about our community! Please join us on Wednesday, June 13, 2102 at 7 p.m. to share your ideas about the needs of the community and programs you would like to see the Wilson Ministry Center offer in the coming year. We need your ideas and if you have a little spare time, we also have some great volunteer opportunities available. Perhaps, you might be interested in becoming a member of the Wilson Board? If so, please contact Marthea at 410-836-3555. We are here to serve the community. Come be a part of making a difference in the lives of your neighbors!
Marthea Proudfoot, Executive Director
Wilson Ministry Center
Upcoming Events from the Friends of Darlington Library
Monthly Book Sales: Second Saturday of each month 10am-2pm ( No Sales in July and August)
– May 12th Mysterious May: 10 Hardback Mysteries for $5.00
– June 9th Annual Box Sale
The Friends are now selling wreaths that were used at Christmas.
As Is $25.00 (with decorations still on)
Rehabbed Frame $35.00
Peace Sign $50.00
To order a wreath contact Jane Howe: 410-457-4849 or email@example.com
Attention all seniors. The Darlington Gadabouts will be having their spring luncheon on May 9th at 11:30am in Grace Episcopal Church Parish Hall. The chorus and band from the Darlington Elementary School will be the entertainment. Any questions: call Mary Ella Kelly at 410-457-5664.
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY UPCOMING EVENTS:
May 5 – Dublin Country Fair, Dublin Elementary School, Parade 10 am, Activities until 3 pm
May 6 – Rabies Clinic 1 – 5 pm
May 13 – Mother’s Day All You Can Eat Breakfast, 7:30 – 11 am
HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION DAY
The Local Emergency Planning Committee In Cooperation With Harford County’s Recycling Office offers a Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Saturday, May 12th, 2012 from 10am to 2pm at the Harford Waste Disposal Center, 3241 Scarboro Road • Street, MD • Compost Area
What will be accepted: Aerosol cans, household batteries, photographic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, pool chemicals, lacquers, turpentine, wood preservatives, wood strippers, driveway sealer, insect repellents, cosmetics, degreasers, deodorizers, cleaners, solvents, moth balls, flea powder, furniture polish, rust remover, bleach and ammonia.
What will not be accepted at this event: Explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials, picric acid (do not transport), gasoline, gas/oil mixes, motor oil, antifreeze, oil filters, lead-acid batteries, latex paint, propane cylinders and freon cylinders.
Suggestions: Follow label instructions. Choose safer products and alternatives. Recycle motor oil, antifreeze, lead-acid batteries, oil filters, empty propane cylinders, gas/oil mixes, latex paint, and computers at existing collection sites or events (call Recycling Office at 410-638-3417. Label all items and store in proper containers. Buy quantities that match task. Recycle Ni-Cad batteries at electronics stores.
The Local Emergency Planning
Harford County Residents Only. No Businesses, Industrial or Commercial Farm Waste. Residency and household status verification will be requested.
Dublin Darlington Community Council News:
The Dublin Darlington Community Council (DDCC) hosted a Town Meeting on Wednesday, April 25 at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company.
Presentations on the impact on Harford County of the 2012 Legislative Session were given by Rich Norling, Billy Boniface and Barry Glassman. A Special Session, and possibly a second Special Session, is likely to be called to resolve the budget dilemma. Citizens may contact Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., Senate President (410) 841-3700, and Michael E. Busch, House Speaker (410) 841-3800, with their concerns. Captain Keith Warner and Sheriff Jesse Banes updated the audience on local crime statistics. Thefts in the Northern Sector are crimes of opportunity where entry is gained through an open garage, door or window. They urged everyone to please remember to lock up their homes and vehicles. The Community Policing Office in Darlington can be reached at 410-638-3713. Go to www.harfordsheriff.org for more information. Finally, Sallee Kunkel Filkins gave a presentation on the proposed Cultural Arts Center to be built on the Graham estate in Abingdon. A feasibility study has been completed. Now a Master Plan and Conceptual Design are nearing completion. The website is www.CenterForTheArtsHarford.org . Sallee can be reached at 410-838-2177 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
The next regular monthly meeting of the DDCC will be Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 PM in the Visitor Center near the Conowingo Pool on Route 1 in Darlington. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome.
The Dublin County Fair
The Dublin Country Fair is nearly here! The 17th Annual Dublin Country Fair will be held on the grounds of Dublin Elementary School located at 1527 Whiteford Road Saturday, May 5, 2012 rain or shine. The day starts with a parade at 10:00 am. The parade features fire trucks and emergency equipment from area volunteer fire companies. There will be plenty of antique and muscle cars along with tractors, marching units and floats. This year’s Grand Marshal is Jane Howe. Since moving to Darlington in 1993, she has taken an extremely active role in her community.
The Fair begins at 11:00 AM after the parade and runs until 3:00 PM. There will be craft and food vendors along with free entertainment at the band shell. All proceeds from the Dublin Country Fair benefit a scholarship fund for local students. This year, eighteen students will receive awards totaling $4,500. The Fair is sponsored by the Dublin Darlington Rec Council and is free and open to the public. It features fun for families with a baby contest, kid’s games and even an opportunity to meet the Lords and Ladies of the Shire of Chesapeake, a medieval recreation education group. For more information, go to www.dublincountryfair.org or call 410-457-5442. Plan a day in the beautiful Village Center of Dublin!
Are you in need of food assistance?
Free Food Distribution is available at these sites:
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1022 Main Street, Darlington, MD 21034 and
Bel Air United Methodist Church, 21 Linwood Avenue, Bel Air, MD
Saturday May 19, 2012, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Join the Girl Scouts!
Girl Scouts of Community 75 are now recruiting girls grades K through 12 for all programs in Girl Scouting. There is one troop that meets in Darlington and the rest of the troops close to your area would meet in Dublin. Spaces are available in all levels. Join us for lots of fun, learning and fellowship. There is so much to do and see when you journey in Girl Scouting. Call now for further information 410-838-1761
The 9th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games was a HUGE success. The Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund will be awarding five $1000 scholarhships to local teens in Harford and Cecil Counties. I would like to personally thank everyone who supported us this year and remind everyone to always drive safe and sober and wear your seatbelt.
— Debby Hardy
News from the Arts
Havre de Grace Arts Commission presents in concert: Acclaimed Artists of the Lyric Opera Baltimore
Sunday May 6, 2012 at 3:00pm
HdG United Methodist Church
101 South Union Avenue, Havre De Grace
The 90 minute Concert will feature a variety of lively Opera favorites, and recognized musical and vocal vignettes.
Followed by: Meet the Artists Reception: Laurrapin Grille 5-7p (limited)*
This Fund-raiser is the introduction for our 2012 FREE public programs; Friday Concerts in June and July at Tydings Waterfront Park and the return of Shakespeare at the Lighthouse July 29th, and the Children’s Arts Festival in September and more.
It is with great pride that the Havre de Grace Arts Commission can continue to bring special, affordable, world-class music, culture and artists to our public audience. We thank you for your support and look forward to seeing everyone again.
TICKETS: CONCERT ONLY……$15.00 (and at the door)
* CONCERT with ARTISTS RECEPTION ….$45.00 (limited tickets)
PURCHASE: HdG Visitors Center 410-939-2100; Bulle Rock Residence Club 410-939-8700
By mail : Checks to HdG Arts Commission, P.O. Box 98, HdG MD 21078
Contacts: Email email@example.com , 410-939-5544 , 410-939-4441.
Don Juan Comes to Church… well, sort of!
Come hear Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at Perryville High School Auditorium, Perryville, MD.
Presented by Vocal Productions, NYC Valentin Peytchinov, musical director,
with St. John’s Episcopal Church, Havre de Grace, MD.
There are two scheduled performances; Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm and Sunday, May 20 at 3:00 pm.
Tickets available through www.stjohnshdg.org via PayPal or call St. John’s Church at (410) 939-2107
Price: $25 in advance; $45 per couple; $30 at door; $15 students/seniors.
All proceeds to benefit St. John’s Episcopal Church, Havre de Grace.
Save the Date!
June 9th: Help us clean up the Conowingo Lake on June 9th. Pease RSVP to the Conowingo Visitors Center.
Registration will be available on site.
Kathy Resch, Receptionist
4948 Conowingo Road
Darlington Maryland 21034
June is for Journey Stories: Learning about and experiencing the history of Harford County through photos, artifacts and the words of the people involved. At the Hosanna School Museum in Darlington.
– June 2, 2012, 1-4 p.m. Exhibitions: Divergence and Lost and Found (Youth Oral History Project)
Opening and Reception (Exhibit opens at 11:00 a.m.)
– June 16, 2012 10 a.m.-2 p.m. African American Genealogy Workshop
$20 fee includes lunch. Please register by June 9: 410-457-7161
– June 30, 2012 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Journey through Berkley: A Historic Site Tour
$35 fee includes box lunch. Please register by May 25: 410-457-7161
General Hours: From June 6 to July 25, 2012 Hosanna School is open Weds., Fri., and Sat. and by appointment.
Hosanna School Museum
2424 Castleton Road
Darlington, MD 21034
www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org (coming May 15)
June 23, 2012: Darlington Independence Day parade and Fireworks Celebration.
This is EARLY. You might not expect it, but because the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year, Darlington kicks off the holiday two weekends in advance. The parade steps off at 5:30 PM from the Weigh Station on Route 1. Then, the parade winds down Main Street onto Shuresville Road to Francis Silver Park. There will be plenty of entertainment and food. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. The best fireworks in the County go off at dusk. If you are a fireworks enthusiast, this is as close as it gets! See our Facebook page for details. Call Jerry at 410-836-3506 for parade information.
July 14, 2012 Blueberry Festival 2012
Come one, come all to the Deer Creek Friends Meeting Blueberry Festival!
The 21034 Community E-News editors are volunteers who would be glad to have you join the team! The current editors are: Sarah Buchanan-Wollaston (Deer Creek Friends Meeting), Nancy Dilliplane (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church), Jane Howe (community member), Bernadette Low (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church) Velta Mahon (Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian Church), Sarah Standiford (Grace Memorial Episcopal Church). E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to help!