From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
News From Around The Community
If the Conowingo Pool is Open, It Must be Summer!
The Conowingo Swimming Pool opened this past Memorial Day weekend. Hours are 11am to 7pm every day from May 26 through September 3. The 2012 Event Schedule and Membership Application can be found on their new website at: www.lighthouse-pools.com/conowingo.php. Located at 4948 Conowingo Road in Darlington, the pool phone number is 410-457-5554. Daily fees are $4 per person before 4pm and $3 per person after 4pm. Children 3 years old and younger are free.
Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station Community Information Night!
Peach Bottom cordially invites you to attend Community Information Night on Wednesday, June 13 from 5pm to 7:30pm on 1848 Lay Road in Delta, PA. Visit the plant, meet our employees and see how we generate clean and reliable power while protecting our employees, our neighbors and the environment. Please use our main entrance on Lay Road and park in the outer lot. Shuttle buses will transport guests to the training center. If you have questions or need special accommodations, please contact Lacey Dean at 717-456-4818 or firstname.lastname@example.org Refreshments will be served!
Exelon Cleanup Day 2012
Help us clean up Conowingo Pond!
Saturday, June 9 from 9am to 12noon
Exelon is hosting its second annual Cleanup Day on the Conowingo Pond! All volunteers are invited to attend this event, which will focus on cleaning up both the shores and islands of Conowingo Pond.
Be sure to bring your boat, kayak, hiking boots, and gloves! Exelon will provide trash bags, dumpsters, and lunch for all volunteers. There are multiple sites. For local information contact Fred Smith, Exelon Hydro at 410-457-2427, email@example.com, Bob Ward, Broad Creek at 443-
528-1039, firstname.lastname@example.org, Byron Young, Glen Cove Marina at 410-836-3761, email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendar!
The Darlington Independence Day parade and Fireworks Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 23! 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.
Dublin Darlington Community Council Monthly Meeting
The next regular meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 20 at 7PM. Meetings are held at the Conowingo Visitor Center located at 4948 Conowingo Road (Route 1 just south of the dam). Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. See the Harford County website www.harfordcountymd.gov and click on Community Council in the left hand column for minutes of recent meetings.
3321 Conowingo Road in Street Maryland
Spring hours are M,T,W,F 10am – 5pm, Th 10am – 7pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 12pm – 4pm
Here are some interesting things you should know about Unique Boutique! We offer new and gently used clothing. We also have a large selection of Ravens and Sports memorabilia along with one of a kind things, home décor and furnishings. We take consignments every day. Is your closet too full?
Do you have furniture you want to consign? Just call and make an appointment. We offer a Decluttering Service in addition to helping with Estate, Moving and Large Yard Sales. Free consultations! We look forward to working with you. Come in and browse!
Hosanna School Museum in Darlington
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, 2424 Castleton Road, 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. from 10a.m. to 4p.m., and by appointment. 410-457-7161 www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org
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, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Grace Church Parish Hall 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
Tutoring Available at the Wilson Center!
Good news! Parents no longer have to drive long distances to find tutors! The Wilson Ministry Center will begin offering private tutoring sessions this summer and during the upcoming school year. Amanda Petty, a member of our childcare staff and a recent college graduate, is pleased to provide tutoring sessions to area children of all ages at the Center. Although all ages can benefit from these private sessions, Amanda specializes in assisting middle and high school students. She is proficient in all social studies classes, history, government, psychology, sociology and English studies as well as other subject areas. In addition, Amanda can help students with essay writing, Business Math,
(i.e., Accounting and Consumer) paper writing for college and SAT preparation. Fee is $25 per hour and sessions can range from weekly to monthly. Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to schedule a session.
Guiter Lessons at the Wilson Center!
Guitar lessons for beginners and advanced players of all ages, now available at the Wilson Center! Instructor, Mark Galicki, is an accomplished guitarist with 36 years of experience. Mark also plays in
a local Christian rock band that has performed in venues in both Maryland and Pennsylvania. Hourly & group rates are available. Call Mark at 443-616-1525 for more information.
Darlington Lions Club
A thank you is extended to all those who supported the spaghetti dinner that was jointly hosted by the Lions Club and members of the DVFC. Over 200 people enjoyed the meal as well as the great service by the Ugly Waitress staff. You can count on the return of the staff at a future event. The Lions Clubs of Darlington & Conowingo are joining to once again sponsor a fishing rodeo for children ages 3-15. The rodeo will be on Saturday, June 9 at the Deer Creek picnic area of the Susquehanna State Park. Registration opens at 10 a.m. with fishing commencing at 12:30 – 2 p.m. Prizes will be awarded by age group for largest and most fish caught. In addition, there will be a casting contest prior to the start of fishing. While each child will receive a goody bag at registration, they are responsible for bringing their own equipment and bait. Hot dogs and drinks will be available on-site, so plan on making it a family day! The Lions collect eyeglasses and aluminum year round. The eyeglass collection box is located in Post Office to the left as you enter. The trailer for can collections is located behind the pharmacy.
Thank you for your continued support.
Blueberry Festival 2012
17th Annual Blueberry Festival at Deer Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers) 1212 Main Street, Darlington, will be held 10AM to 2PM on Saturday, July 14th. Enjoy homemade blueberry pies and baked goods, fresh picked blueberries, blueberry desserts with ice cream, White Elephant Table,
11AM Auction, Used Book Sale, hamburgers, hot dogs and lemonade. Bring a lawn chair and sit awhile. Contact 410-457-9188.
Upcoming Events for Friends of Darlington Library
June 9 Book Sale: Fill a box or two bags with books. $5.00 per box!
Next Book Sale will be in September. There are a few wreaths left for sale. Samples are on display at the book sale. Also, just in time for
Independence Day, flags and poles are available for sale at $20 each. These flags were used for several years on the utility poles along Main Street. They are 3×5 feet, double sided, stitched and embroidered. Contact Jane Howe-410-457-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org To become a Friend of Darlington Library–inquire at the library or come to the book sale in June.
News From Our Churches
Hosanna A.M.E. Fish Fry
Saturday, June 16 from 12 noon until sold out!
Hosanna A.M.E. Church Parking Lot, 2418 Castleton Road, Darlington
Dinner $10 Sandwich $8
Community Yard Sale
JUNE 9, 2012 from 7 am – 3 pm
on the parking lot of Dublin United Methodist Church
1528 Whiteford Road, Street, MD
For Sale: Pit Beef, Bratwurst, Hot Dogs, & Cold Drinks
Bake Table with Homemade Goodies
$10 per Space
Contact Bob at (443) 243-3994 to book a space.
All proceeds benefit outreach/mission programs.
United Methodist Women: Carry Out Luncheon
Our annual fundraiser is coming up Thursday, June 7. We are making carry-out lunches, selling for $10.00 each. The menu consists of homemade chicken salad, potato salad, coleslaw, Jell-O salad, muffin, roll and cake. All orders must be in by June 3 for pick up in the church fellowship hall between 11am and 1pm on June 7. Place your orders with Susie Head 410-836-3535 or Gail Henry 410-838-5578.
Vacation Bible School
WHERE: Dublin United Methodist Church
1528 Whiteford Road (across from the Dublin Elementary School)
WHEN: July 16th – 20th from 6PM – 8:30 PM
Classes for children ages 4 thru 16.
Our theme is SKY-EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD.
A light supper will be provided.
Pre-registration is requested by calling the church office at (410) 836-3647.
St. James Welcomes Ministerial Staff
St. James UAME Church, Darlington is proud to have returning as their ministerial staff – Pastor- Rev. Eric McClain, Rev. Terri McClain and Evangelist Catherine Taylor. The 199th session of the Union American Methodist Episcopal Church, 1st and 4th Episcopal Districts of Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland was held in New Castle, Delaware which convened at the Clarion Hotel on May 2 thru May 6 with Bishop Linwood Rideout 3rd officiating. Welcome back everyone. We look forward to another good year.
Evangelist Catherine Taylor 410 776 3863 Hm
News from the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company
BBQ grill safety
Warmer weather, outdoor fun! This includes backyard cookouts. Take time to check your grill before you use it for the first time of the season. Check all connections. You can use dishwashing liquid soap. With the gas turned on, if you pour a little bit of soap on the connection, and you see bubbles, you need to tighten the connection or replace the rubber “O” ring.
Also, be sure the fire area is clean. If the gas jet openings or orifices are clogged, you will have problems. Be sure you tank has fuel in it, and is in good condition. Lastly, don’t use the grill indoors, or in an enclosed area. Carbon Monoxide can hurt you. Also, the heat of the grill can build up, and may cause a fire. Be safe, have a fire extinguisher nearby.
Have a fun, safe grilling season. Call us at 410-638-3760 for more information and safety tips. We are YOUR Darlington Volunteer Fire Company
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company sells reflective address signs to the public
Send this information: Name, address, phone number. (Your street number is required for the sign.) and mail with payment to DVFC, 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington, MD 21034, ATTN: Address Sign
These signs help emergency response teams to locate houses faster.
Ready to be mounted, hardware is NOT included.
Signs are $15.00 each, numbers are on both sides.
Select horizontal or vertical! For faster service, call 410-638-3760.
Also, DVFC would like to congratulate Kevin VanHart on his guessing skills. Kevin was the winner of the candy filled boot at the DVFC tent at the Dublin Country Fair on May 5th. Kevin had the closest guess of 157 to the actual 162 pieces of candy. Congratulations Kevin! DVFC had 132 responses ranging from 40 to 1,000,000. Thanks to all those who stopped by!!
For Hall Rental Information, Sparky Parties or general membership information, please call DVFC at 410-638-3760 or visit us at www.darlingtonvfc.org or www.joinharfordfire.com. DVFC is looking for
people interested in giving back to their community. Not interested in Fire or EMS? Administrative members are needed to assist in many other capacities. See how you can help!
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company June Events:
June 9 – BBQ Chicken Dinner, Carryouts
June 21 – Cash Bingo, $1,000.00 Jackpot!!
June 23 – Darlington 4th of July Parade and Fireworks
July 8 – All you can eat Breakfast, 7:30 – 11:30 am
July 19 – Cash Bingo, $1,000.00 Jackpot!!
News From Our Schools
Harford Christian Wins Sixth in a Row
Darlington MD – For the sixth consecutive year, a team from Harford Christian School has won the Harford County Envirothon Competition. On Thursday, May 3, the Harford County Steering Committee announced that the HCS team had been victorious, winning the 2012 edition of the prestigious science tournament. The Harford County Soils Conservation District sponsors the annual program.
Harford Christian’s team was comprised of Emily Stricklin, Brianna Coleman, Luke Tittel, Hunter Howell and Josh Mohr. Ada Stambaugh is the faculty advisor.
Held at the Harford county 4-H Camp, contestants from eleven schools were put through intensive testing in natural resource subject areas that included aquatic, wildlife, forestry and soils. Examinations were both oral and written. After the March session, Harford Christian lagged behind
Havre de Grace High School by 10 points, but pulled away in the final round on May 3, finishing 29 points ahead.
The HCS team will represent Harford County in the Maryland State Envirothon Competition, June 20-21, to be held in St. James MD, with teams from across the state competing. The winner will go to the
National Finals in July.
Harford Christian School is a private school sponsored by the Evangelical Methodist Church. It is located just north of Dublin, in northern Harford County.
Outstand Scholar Awards
Havre de Grace — Each year the Harford County Legislative Delegation to the General Assembly recognizes the academic accomplishments of students in county schools with a ceremony and a banquet. Awards are presented to the five top seniors from each of Harford county’s public and private high schools. The grade point average is the basis for the awards.
The 2012 Outstanding Scholar Dinner was held in Havre de Grace on May 9.
Five scholars were honored from Harford Christian School in Darlington. They are Vince Wilson (Delta), Brad Testerman (Street), Brianna Coleman (Jarrettsville), Sarah Miller (Aberdeen) and Lydia Moore (Havre de Grace).
Dublin Country Fair Awards Scholarships
The following students were awarded scholarships at the Dublin County Fair held on May 5, 2012. They are Jennifer Tittel, Elizabeth Nelson, Kaitlin Dunn, Luke Tittel, Amber Guertler, Bethany Edwards, Brianna Coleman, Rebecca Coates, Amanda Sheroke, Gwendolyn Curtis, Brady Hughey,
Robert Parsons II, Elizabeth McKnight, Chad Karschner, Eric Reed, William Edwards, Abigail Edwards and Allyson Heatwole. Congratulations and good luck to all!
News about Your Health
With Memorial Day weekend marking the traditional start of the summer season, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is activating its State Heat Emergency web site today at: http://dhmh.maryland.gov/extremeheat. The site includes links to the State Heat Plan, Facts about Heat Related Illness, and weekly Heat Reports that provide guidance and information about deaths and illness caused by extreme heat in the region.
The Upper Chesapeake Primary Care Healthlink Van application is NOW ONLINE! Go to www.uchs.org and click on the Healthlink logo on the left side of the page. Scroll down to “click here”. The Healthlink Van is in Darlington at the Wilson Center every third Wednesday from 9am to noon.
Call Robin R. Stokes-Smith at 443-643-4203 or email email@example.com for more information.
Clean Out Your Garage of Old Pesticide Containers
MD Dept. of Agriculture 2012 Pesticide Container Recycling Collection in Harford County
Scarboro Landfill located at 3241 Scarboro Road
June 8, July 6, August 3 and Sept 7
from 9am to 3pm
Facility will be accepting clean, triple-rinsed, empty containers. Lids are to be removed as well as label booklets. Pesticide container must be EPA registered product and the container made from high density polyethylene.
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!