From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Harford County Government
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a town hall meeting on Saturday, August 4th at 9:00am in the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall located at 2600 Castleton Road in Darlington, MD.
Topics will include: crime report statistics and crime trends for your community, as well as provide you an opportunity to discuss any safety concerns you might have.
Doors for will open for the public at 8:30am and the meeting will begin promptly at 9am.
We encourage members of the community to attend to learn more about what the Harford County Sheriff Office is doing for the Darlington/Dublin community. Again, the meeting will be held on Saturday, August 4th at 9am in the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company Social Hall.
We look forward to seeing you there.
The Wilson Ministry 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 or the Wilson Center at 410-836-3555 for more information.
Tutoring Available at the Wilson Center! The Wilson Ministry Center is 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.
Do You Like to Drive? We are looking for a few volunteers who are interested in lending a helping hand to local seniors who need occasional transportation to places within Harford County. If you have a couple of spare hours each month, we could use your help! Because the northern portion of the county is not served by public transportation, there are many seniors who are literally prisoners in their homes because they have no way to get out to doctor appointments or other necessary trips and errands. Getting There Ride Share (GTRS) coordinates rides for local seniors by connecting them with volunteer drivers who are willing to help. All passengers are screened and referred to us by local agencies or churches. Volunteer drivers attend training sessions to review safe driving skills and to orient them to the program. If you are interested, please call the GTRS Office at 410-836-3005 to find out how you can help make a difference in the lives of senior residents in our area. Thank you!
Marthea Proudfoot, Executive Director, Wilson Ministry Center (410) 836-3555
Wilson Center Art Show
Wine and Cheese Reception, Friday, September 7 from 6-9PM with live music
Saturday, September 8 from 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, September 9 from Noon to 5PM
Deadline for submitting an application to this juried show has been extended to Thursday, August 9.
Three photos must be submitted with an entry fee of $15.00. Make checks payable to “The Wilson Center”. Entry fees are non-refundable, but tax deductible. Mail entries to: Nancy Welsh, 2122 Shuresville Road, Darlington, MD 21034. For more information, call Nancy at 410-457-4767.
Dublin Darlington Community Council: The DDCC will not meet in August. The next meeting will be Wednesday, September 19 at 7PM at the Conowingo Visitor Center. Have a great summer!
Darlington Friends of the Library: The next book sale will be held on Saturday, September 8 from 10am to 2pm. There will be no book sale August. Wreaths and flags are still available. Contact 410-457-4849 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darlington Apple Festival: The time is coming near, spaces are filling and plans are coming together! This year’s festival is Saturday October 6th, be there or be square! Contact our Facebook page or website, www.DarlingtonAppleFest.org , for more information.
HEALTHLINK APPLICATIONS ARE NOW ONLINE!
1. Go to: www.uchs.org
2. Click on the Healthlink logo
3. Click on the “For application and more information, click here” link
4. Click on the “Application for Primary Care Clinic, click here” link
5. Complete application on line
7. MAIL TO: Upper Chesapeake Healthlink
2027 Pulaski Hwy, Suite 206
Havre de Grace, Maryland 21078
NOTE: PAC APPLICATIONS
The Unique Boutique is expanding its furniture department as of August 1! Come in and see what all the chatter is about! As of July 30, The Unique Boutique will be closed on Sunday & Monday, open Tuesday & Thursday 10-7, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10-4. Owner, Cyndi Schmidt 410-457-4210. www.theuniqueboutiquest.com.
Delmarva Power Urgers All Customers to Conserve Energy
SALISBURY, Md. – Delmarva Power asks all of its customers to conserve energy today as high temperatures are forecasted to affect the entire mid-Atlantic region. Power supply in the region is expected to be sufficient to meet anticipated high demand.
For customers participating in Delmarva Power’s Energy Wise Rewards program in Maryland today will be a Peak Savings Day, and a conservation event will be called from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This means that Delmarva Power will cycle the participants’ air conditioner compressors off for short intervals during these hours.
Because the air conditioner fans will continue to run, however, most customers will not notice a temperature change in their home, and those who do should experience only a 1- to 3-degree change. It may take up to a half-hour after the event ends at 6 p.m. for air conditioners to resume normal operations.
Energy Wise Rewards is a voluntary program that offers Maryland customers a choice of a programmable thermostat or an outdoor switch, which the utility installs at no charge to the customer. During summer periods of peak electric demand, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by cycling central air conditioner compressors off for short periods of time during periods of peak electricity use. Maryland customers will receive a bill reduction in return for allowing Delmarva Power to cycle their air conditioners a few days each year.
Demand for electricity is expected to increase as the excessive heat and humidity continue. Delmarva Power asks all customers to conserve electricity. Customers can take simple conservation steps:
– Set air-conditioning thermostats at 78 degrees and use an electric fan, which doesn’t require as much energy, and the air will seem cooler without sacrificing comfort.
– Keep window shades, blinds, or drapes closed to block the sunlight during the hottest part of the day and to retain cooler air inside your home or business.
– Limit the use of electrically heated water and turn off non-essential appliances and as many lights as possible.
– Limit opening refrigerator or freezer doors.
– Postpone using high-energy appliances like electric stoves, washing machines, dishwashers and dryers until the evening.
For more energy-saving information and additional updates, visit www.delmarva.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter at DelmarvaConnect and download our mobile app at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp.
News from our churches:
The Darlington Lions Club and the Darlington United Methodist Church are joining to host their annual chicken BBQ dinner. The event will be on Saturday, August 25th from 3-7pm at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children’s portions. The meal includes half of a BBQ chicken, homemade potato salad & coleslaw, green beans, roll & butter, coffee, iced tea and dessert.
Carry out orders will be available for purchase. This will be a rain or shine event so plan on coming out from a wonderful meal with your community neighbors. For more information, call either 410-836-3663 or 410-457-8787.
Congratulations to the Maryland Envirothon Team (Harford Christian School, Darlington) who finished 7th out of 55 teams competing in the 2012 Canon Envirothon Event! Here’s the official press release! http://www.envirothon.org/pdf/2012/2012_Envirothon_Winners_Release_FINAL.pdf
Deer Creek Friends Meeting: Deer Creek Friends Meeting summer Sunday schedule will start Sunday June 24th and end Sunday September 9th. Quaker Worship will commence at 10:00 am and conclude at 11:00 am. There will be activities available for children; teens are encouraged to join the
Adults for Worship in the manner of Friends.
Deer Creek Friends Meeting Afternoon Tea
From Kim and Andy Holloway
Andy and I are participating in the Nation’s Triathlon to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 9th. We are trying to raise awareness of Heifer International’s objective to end hunger and poverty in the U.S. and around the world. The event involves a relay team where members either swim 1 mile, bike 26 miles or run 6.3 miles. I will swim and Andy will bike. Our goal this year is for each of us to raise $1,000, so $2,000 for the
two of us.
Many of you have already been directly involved with supporting Heifer International. For those of you who may not be familiar with this charity, Heifer International works to help enable families around the world to move from a life of hunger and poverty into a life of self-reliance. Heifer participants are provided with animals and training to ensure that animals are well cared for. With the livestock, families can receive needed nutrition and income from the consumption and/or sale of milk, cheese, eggs, wool, or honey. Finally, families who receive Heifer gifts become donors as well, as they “Pass on the Gift” of future offspring to other families in need.
We are hoping to gain support in one of two ways. First, we are hosting an Afternoon English Tea for Heifer International on Saturday, August 25 at 2:30pm at the Meeting House. Tickets are just $15 each, which will include delicious English tea, an assortment of sandwiches, and a decadent selection of sweet and savory home baked goodies! It will be an event filled with fellowship, fun and fantastic food. Please come and join us!
Tickets will be sold in order to ensure we have plenty of food for everyone attending. Please email Kim Holloway at email@example.com if you would like tickets (available up until August 20) or if you have questions.
The other way to provide support is a contribution by following the easy link below to our Team Heifer fundraising page. Thank you for your consideration of this worthwhile cause!