From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
DARLINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL
2012 Apple of Our Eye is Hannah Gordon
Hannah moved to Darlington in the 1940’s. She married and raised eight children and now has fifteen grandchildren and great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked for Jourdan’s Cannery until it closed. She then continued working in the community for 65 years and continues today, working one day a week.
Hannah is a great cook! You can always find her in the kitchen at Hosanna A.M.E, where she has long been a faithful member: She served on the Stewards Committee; is President of the Senior Choir; a member of the Missionary Society; visits patients at Harford Memorial and residents at Citizens and Bel Forest.
Hannah is very diligent and supportive of all community and civic activities: i.e. breakfasts at DVFC; Community Association meetings. She celebrated her 85th birthday last month and is still going strong. Hannah Gordon is a wonderful asset to our community! Congratulations!
Darlington Apple Festival Pie Contest
Grand Champion – Patty Thompson
Double Crust : 1st Place – Hosanna A.M.E.
2nd Place – St. James A.M.E (Havre de Grace)
3rd Place – Grace Memorial
Crumb Crust: 1st Place – Leann Hines
2nd Place – Aurielle Reeves
3rd Place – Samantha Gibson
TOWN HALL MEETING SYNOPSIS
On Wednesday, October 17, the Dublin Darlington Community Council held its fall semi-annual Town Hall Meeting at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company located at 2600 Castleton Road at 7:00 PM. Barbara Fey gave a presentation on Getting There Ride Share, commuter assistance for seniors in northern Harford County. To schedule a ride or volunteer to drive contact her at 410-836-3005 or email GTRS3005@gmail.com. More information about the program can be found online at www.gettingthererideshare.org.
Captain Keith Warner gave a report for the Harford County Sheriff’s office saying that Harford County is now the second lowest county in the state for crime. But he urged people to continue to lock doors and windows and not to become complacent. A recent rash of burglaries resulted in large amounts of jewelry being stolen. Take inventory and take photos now. It is difficult to document a loss without this. He commented that the Darlington Apple Festival went very well. A new routing for permits has been put in place. The process will eventually require a 90 day window.
Senator Barry Glassman reported that new signs will be put in place at both approaches to the Conowingo Dam due to recent accidents.
Brad Langford, Chesapeake Harley Davidson, stated that Harley Davidson wants to be a good neighbor and has put several policies in place. They now have a sound meter and have repositioned the stage and lights. He promoted the upcoming ride to benefit the families of the five Harford County officers who lost their lives in September.
Rich Norling, Chairman of the DDCC, gave a report on Harford Community College stating that the Board of Trustees raised tuition $5.00 per credit hour at the previous night’s meeting because the state share is shrinking. HCC still has the lowest tuition in the state. Construction is complete on the new sports center which is scheduled to open in November.
Finally, representatives from Camp Ramblewood gave an update on the “Zombie Run”. They apologized for the problems caused last year, but also stated they want to be good neighbors in the community.
Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale
November 10, 2012 will be the next BOOK SALE at the Darlington library. 10am to 2pm.
SPECIAL THIS MONTH
Bring an item from the WISH LIST for the TWICE BLESSED THRIFT SHOP and get a free novel!
(Paper towels, toilet paper, kleenex, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, fruit drinks for children, canned fruit and vegetables, baked beans, powdered milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, catsup, mustard, mayonnaise)
NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES
QUAKERS TO HOST COMMUNITY BREAKFAST, SATURDAY, NOV.3
The Committee for Peace and Social Justice of the Deer Creek Friends Meeting (Quaker) invites the community to a Community Breakfast on Saturday, November 3 at 8:30 am, at the Meeting House at 1212 on Darlington’s Main Street. The guest speaker will be Bob Rhudy, who is well known to the area’s Quakers. He is on the governing board of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a non-partisan organization that is headquartered within blocks of our nation’s capital and lobbies for congressional action supporting Quaker values.
Mr. Rhudy’s topic will be, “Working for Peace in Washington.” He will show how citizens working together for what they believe in can have an impact that goes beyond partisan politics. The breakfast is free of charge. It is one of a series of periodic gatherings here conceived as a way to draw this community together.
For further information contact 410-838-4340
GRACE EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Wondering About Advent: A program for children
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the Wilson Ministry Center offer an Advent program for children ages 4 through 10. The program Wondering About Advent will explore the Advent story from the perspective of the prophets, the shepherds, Mary and Joseph, and the Maji. It will include storytelling and creative arts. For those who wish to stay, a family dinner will be offered in the church hall.
When: Tuesdays, November 27, December 4, 11 and 18
Time: 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. program. Dinner follows at 5:30 p.m.
Where: The Wilson Ministry Center and Grace Memorial Church (1024 & 1022 Main St., Darlington)
Contact: Please call the church office: 410-836-3587 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the program. There is no charge, but we need a count for supplies and dinner.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE
ST. JAMES UAME CHURCH
3345 Cedar Church Road, Darlington
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM
Inter-denominational Community Thanksgiving Eve Service
Free will offering for the Darlington Lion’s Club Christmas Baskets
For information call 410-457-4486.
Free Food Giveaway!
The Wilson Ministry Center and Grace Episcopal Church will be jointly hosting a Free Food Giveaway on Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 11am to 1pm on the Church/Wilson Center grounds. The address is 1024 Main St., Darlington, 21034. Anyone who is experiencing financial challenges and would benefit from receiving supplemental food is welcome to attend. No I.D. check is required. The event is made possible through food provided by the Maryland Food Bank. Volunteers from the church, Wilson Center and the community will be coordinating the event. In addition, a complimentary Soup and Bread Lunch will be offered in the Grace Parish Hall during the hours of the food giveaway. No charge and all are welcome to attend! You don’t have to take part in the food giveaway to come and enjoy lunch and the company of friends! In the event of rain, the food program will be postponed but the lunch will take place, rain or shine! Any questions, please call the Wilson Center at 410-836-3555.
Mom & Me Group
Several years ago, the Wilson Center hosted a “Mom & Me” program where local mothers of young children gathered together at the Center for a time of social interaction while their children played.
The group was very successful but eventually, the children grew older and started attending school and the group slowly dissolved. The Center is great place for young moms and their kids to gather as we have a nice playground outside and space indoors for play. If anyone is interested in helping to organize a daytime group, please call the Center at 410-836-3555. Marthea Proudfoot, Executive Director, Wilson Ministry Center (410) 836-3555
Darlington Elementary School welcomes donations of children’s hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters and winter coats now that the seasons are changing. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at the Grace Memorial Church office (1024 Main St., Darlington). Thank you!
All About Bread – The Rustic Loaf
Heard about the bread at Scarborough’s Store yet? Local baker, Lisa Reeves, is fulfilling her dream to turn a hobby into a small business. According to Lisa, she used to work full time and commute quite a distance, but then she had the opportunity to work out of her home. She loves to bake and started with typical breads, white and whole wheat, which she baked for family and friends. But once she expanded into “rustic” breads, she saw the business potential. Now, a year and a half later, she is licensed through the State of Maryland and bakes all her products by hand from start to finish. She sells her beautiful loaves at Scarborough’s Store in Darlington. During the summer she also has a booth at the Havre de Grace Farmer’s Market. Jalapeno Cheddar, Orange Cranberry, English Muffin, Everything-n-More are just some of the savory flavors. Since her capacity is limited, you have to preorder through Scarborough’s (410-457-4242) if you want to pick up your bread there. She delivers on Thursday afternoon, late. But she also accepts special large orders for parties or dinners. So stop by Scarborough’s and place an order. Lisa can be reached at 410-459-7588 or email@example.com.
NEWS FROM THE ARTS
WELCOME TO DEER CREEK COFFEE HOUSE!
We invite you to explore live folk music and singer/songwriter music in an intimate setting at the new Deer Creek Coffeehouse in the picturesque setting of Darlington, MD. This is the inaugural series of the coffeehouse, a non-profit organization, and we are devoted to presenting professional acoustic recording artists from all over the U.S. If you’re not familiar with any of our scheduled performers or their music, tune your ears to their websites listed below. Where else do you get a chance to interact with the artists and hear the stories behind their songs? So come listen, have a cup of coffee, tap your foot, hum, smile, shed a tear and maybe even sing along.
November’s Performer –Tom Prasada-Rao
Saturday, November 3, 2012
The Deer Creek Coffee House presents singer-song writer Tom Prasada-Rao in concert on November 3, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Tom Prasada-Rao is the latest folk artist to appear at the Deer Creek Coffee House. Tom’s music is melodic, ambitious, and reverent. A native of Texas, he is currently featured on the nationally syndicated TV show Troubadour Texas.
Tom was formerly the songwriting teacher at The University of Virginia’s Young Writer’s Workshops – where he created the songwriting curriculum and taught for eight years.
Tom Prasada-Rao was born in Ethiopia of Indian parents and raised in Washington DC. He moved to Texas in 2003 and is married to singer-songwriter Cary Cooper who you might have been lucky enough to enjoy at the Coffee House in September.
The Deer Creek Coffee House is located in the parish hall at Grace Episcopal Church, 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034.
For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Jeff at 410-378-4350 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org Your donation of $15 (students $10) covers the artist’s fee and supports the food pantry in Darlington.
Location: Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Parish Hall
1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
Suggested Donations: Adults – $15 Students–$10
(proceeds beyond artists’ fees will benefit outreach programs in the 20134 community)
For more information: email@example.com or Jeff King 410-378-4350
LANDMARK NATIONAL CANCER PREVENTION STUDY-3
HARFORD COUNTY ENROLLMENT NOV. 7 – 11
American Cancer Society seeks to understand genetics, lifestyle, environmental factors that cause cancer through a 20 to 30-year landmark study: builds on CPS2 which linked obesity to cancer risk and a daily aspirin to reduced risk of dying from cancer
WHAT: Cancer Prevention Study 3 (CPS-3) of the American Cancer Society is a chance to fight back against cancer and help save lives. By enrolling in the study, volunteers will help the American Cancer Society reach its ultimate goal of eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The study seeks a diverse group of 300,000 Americans nationally, including 1,000 volunteers from Baltimore. Walk-ins welcome or register for an appointment:www.CPS3harford.org.
CPS-3 will help cancer researchers better understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. The famous CPS-1 study established the link between smoking and lung cancer took place in the 1950s. Recent CPS-2 findings have linked obesity to cancer risk and a daily aspirin to reduced risk of dying from cancer.
Volunteers must be:
– Age 30 to 65 and have never been diagnosed with cancer (except for basal or squamous cell skin carcinoma)
– Provide a waist measurement and give a small blood sample
– Complete a comprehensive survey and follow-up surveys every few years.
ENROLLMENT LOCATIONS & TIMES: (Reporters welcome: Media, call 410-733-6681)
Wednesday, Nov. 7:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mountain Christian Church, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. , Jarrestsville Volunteer Fire Dept.
3 – 7 p.m., Harford County Health Dept at Woodbridge Station
Thursday, Nov. 8:
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Harford County Health Dept at Woodbridge Station
3 – 7 p.m., St. Patrick’s Church
Friday, Nov. 9:
8 a.m. – 12 noon, The John Carroll School
12 noon – 4 p.m., Upper Chesapeake Hospital
Sunday, Nov. 11
9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Mountain Christian Church
“This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to participate in lifesaving cancer research,” said Gloria Jetter Crockett, Maryland State VP of the American Cancer Society. “In order to reach the enrollment targets, we need passionate people who are committed to fighting cancer. While the American Cancer Society has been conducting these types of studies for decades, their world-class research department can only study new and emerging cancer risks if members of the community are willing to become involved.”
Vivienne Stearns-Elliott | Regional Director, Communications & Marketing
American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division
8219 Town Center Drive, Baltimore, MD 21236
T: 410.933.5134 – VoIP Ext. 25134 | C: 410.733.6681 | F: 410.931.6875 |cancer.org
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
The Darlington Lions Club is having their annual Christmas Fruit Sale. Navel oranges are available by the full case for $25 and the half case for $14. Grapefruit can be purchased for $24 for a full case and $14 for a half case. The fruit will be distributed December 8th at the Darlington Methodist Church from 9-10:30 am.
Orders may be placed by calling Larry Burton, 410-457-8787, before Nov 22.
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY NEWS
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Saturday, November 17starting at 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Large selection of crafts, gifts, and baked goods for sale. Breakfast and lunch served.
Tables are available for $20.00 each. Call Connie at 410-336-2528.
DVFC Hall at 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington.
FALLEN OFFICERS OF HARFORD COUNTY MEMORIAL RIDE
Saturday, November 3, 2012
START: Mountain Christian Church, 1824 Mountain Road, Joppa, MD – 10:00 AM
FINISH: Chesapeake Harley-Davidson, 4600 Thunder Court, Darlington, MD
$20 per driver and $10 per passenger
Motorcycles, cars, trucks, all are welcomed and encouraged!
Proceeds will benefit the families of Corporal Charles Licato, Officer Charles Armetta, Sargeant Ian Loughran, Sheriff Ted Moyer and Detective Mark Franklin.
Breakfast provided by Chick-fil-A
Lunch provided by Galvinelli Meat Company
Live Music – Door Prizes – 50/50 Drawing & More!
For more information: 410-457-4541, www.chesapeakehd.com
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOLS
Harford Christian School
Open House Saturday, November 10, 2012
9:45 AM reception
10 AM program
BAND WORKSHOP AT HARFORD CHRISTIAN
Darlington MD – Dr. Bruce Cox will be the head clinician for the annual Band Workshop to be held at Harford Christian School on November 2-3, it was announced today by Bryan Wilson, HCS principal.
This is the fourth year of the workshop, which involves two days of intense rehearsal of festival band literature, culminated by a concert with all participants in a massed band. The concert this year is set for Saturday, November 3, at 1 PM in the HCS auditorium, with free admission.
Dr. Bruce Cox is a much sought after festival clinician, having appeared with band clinics and festivals across the nation. He is assistant director of bands at Bob Jones University, in Greenville SC, where he conducts the BJU Concert Band. In addition to performing with area orchestras, Cox plays in the Foundation Brass ensemble. This is his first year at clinician at the Harford Christian School workshop.
The workshop is open to band instrument students 7-12 grade in both public and private schools for a minimal fee of $15, with advance registration required for limited spaces. For information, contact Don Nickson, workshop coordinator, at (410) 457-5101, ext. 1501. Information on the workshop is available through the school’s web site: www.harfordchristian.org.
Harford Friends School Announces New Head of School
Interim Head Named to Permanent Position
Forest Hill, Maryland – October 4, 2012 – The Harford Friends School Board of Trustees recently announced the appointment of Clare S. Pitz as head of school. Pitz had served most recently as interim Head of School.
Pitz is a graduate of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland with a BA in English. Her Masters in Liberal Arts degree was earned at Johns Hopkins University, and she has pursued further studies toward a PhD at The University of Maryland.
Pitz brings an impressive level of classroom and administrative experience to this position. She began her career in the Baltimore County Public Schools as a teacher of English, progressed to Department Chair and on to Assistant Principal. She has held positions as principal for both Notre Dame Preparatory and Towson Catholic High Schools. Her most recent position has been teacher of English and Social Studies in the Middle School at Harford Friends where she joined her husband Ray Pitz, teacher of mathematics.
HELP SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS
The Unique Boutique and The Painted Wonders
3321 Conowingo Rd., Street, MD 21154 – 410-457-4210
We will be collecting food for needy families for the Holidays. We will be helping Dublin PTA with their food drive and The Twice Blessed Thrift Store, also. Stop by, shop a little, help a lot! We will also be adopting a family for Thanksgiving and will be accepting, food, gift cards and cash donations. Thank you all who have helped with this in the past! Our Holiday Open House is Sat. Dec. 1, 2012! 10am-5pm-extended hours!
Special savings! If you want a VIP invite (more savings) stop by the store!
Thanks, Cyndi Schmidt – Proud to be a local business owner in Dublin