From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the 21034 e-News Editors!
CELL PHONE USERS Alert
Cell Phone numbers go public this month to telemarketing companies. YOU MOST LIKELY WILL START RECEIVING CALLS AND YES YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THEM. To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone and follow the directions. 888-382-1222. Registration blocks your number for 5 years.
A note of clarification. The FTC keeps the NO-Call list and up until fairly recently you had to renew your “do not call” every five years. That is not the case now. Once you are in the system you are in for good. HOWEVER, some folks may not have checked their status for more than five years and they should re-enter if they want the protection. Also folks who received new phones and numbers and have not registered yet should do so.
Getting There Ride Share
a program of the Wilson Ministry Center, 1024 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
As the holiday season approaches, we wish to give thanks to all of our dedicated volunteer drivers for all that you do! Without your time and resources we could not provide the transportation sup-port services our area desperately needs. We would also like to wish all our volunteers and GTRS passengers a wonderful and safe holiday season.
Please also note that our office will be closed the following days: Nov. 22-23; Dec. 24-25; and Dec. 31-Jan. 1.
We will not be providing rides on those days.
Congratulations goes to GTRS Volunteer Driver, Phil Anderson, who was nominated for Harford County’s 2012 Most Beautiful People Award. This award goes to those that have enriched the lives of others, donating their time and talent to making a difference in Harford County. Although Phil did not win the award, he is our winner. He offers rides twice a week so someone else can volunteer at the hospital, as well as volunteers his time with numerous other organizations. Thank you Phil!!! You are truly an “unsung hero” to many.
– TELL YOUR FRIENDS ABOUT GETTING THERE RIDE SHARE
– VOLUNTEER IF YOU CAN — WE NEED: – DRIVERS – GRANT WRITERS – OFFICE HELP – MARKETING HELP
– DONATIONS ACCEPTED AND ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE
Barbara Fey, Director Getting There Ride Share GTRS3005@gmail.com 410-836-3005
News From the Wilson Center:
A Gift to the Community
Please join us on Friday, Dec. 7th , at 7pm in the Grace Memorial Church sanctuary for a very special Holiday Concert! Featured performers will include two acapella singing groups: Bonus Track and the Susquehanna Singers. Other local artists will be on hand to share their musical talents for an evening of joyful sound to “sing in” the Christmas season! All are welcome to attend and to also join us for a reception following the concert. The concert is free as once again, the Wilson Center is offering this special musical treat as a gift to our community! May the joy of the season fill our hearts!
Do you love your “21034” community? Are you interested in joining with others in the area who are working to make this a better place to live? If so, please join us at the Wilson Center on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at 7 p.m. as we gather together as neighbors and friends to plan how the Center can serve the community for the next 20 years. Yes, that’s right! The year 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the Wilson Ministry Center and its service to the community! Plans are in motion to celebrate this significant event in the history of our community with special activities geared toward all ages and interests. We hope that you will be part of the planning process because we want to know how YOU see the future of the 21034 community unfolding. So, mark your calendars and join us on Jan. 9th. All are welcome. For more information, please call the Center at 410-836-3555.
Making a Difference
On Saturday, Nov. 3rd, the Wilson Center sponsored a free food giveaway for area low-income residents. The event, which is called a “food drop” was held on the campus of the Wilson Center and Grace Memorial Church. We served 87 families and dispensed 6,000 pounds of food! The food was provided by the Maryland Food Bank through a grant from The Dresher Foundation. We are grateful for their support. In addition to the food giveaway, a soup and bread luncheon was held in the Grace Parish Hall. It was a brisk day so the warm meal and friendly fellowship was a perfect complement to a very meaningful service activity. The success of the event was made possible through the combined efforts of numerous volunteers representing our community including, the Wilson Center, Grace Memorial Church, West Nottingham Academy and other local volunteers. Plans are to hold a winter “food drop” in late January or early February at the Darlington Fire Hall. More details to follow. We are grateful to our friends at the fire hall for making it possible to hold a food giveaway indoors during the winter!
It’s important to note that all of the people who took advantage of the food giveaway are from our local area. The goal of the food drops and Grace Church’s monthly food distributions is to help low-income families and seniors in our area who are facing economic challenges. The Wilson Center has been instrumental in bringing basic assistance services to the area and will expand these services to further meet the needs of area residents. For more information on these events or to see how you can help, please call the Center at 410 836 3555.
Marthea Proudfoot, Executive Director
News From Harley Davidson
For those who hate shopping malls, traffic, crowds, & no parking spaces at Harley Davidson we are having our Holiday Extravaganza the whole month of December.
We have very unique gifts for Harley riders and everyone in between.
Also, a special Ladies Night on December 4th with refreshments and a Personal Shopper to help with purchases and on December 6th is Men’s Night to help the guys pick out all the good stuff for the woman on their list.
Hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!
Dublin Darlington Community Council (DDCC) December Meeting
The final meeting of 2012 will be held on Wednesday, December 19 at 7:00PM at the Conowingo Visitor Center located at 4948 Conowingo Road. Meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. This is your local Community Council that acts as a liaison to Harford County Government on your behalf. If you are interested in applying for an open seat, come to the meeting to see what the Council does and how it interfaces with the community and your elected officials.
News from The Deer Creek Coffee House
The Deer Creek Coffee House hosts Greg Greenway December 9, 2012 at 4 PM
Beneath the radar of the corporate music world there are gems to be found. Greg Greenway is a multi-faceted one. A rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, powerful poet, and sparkling entertainer, Greenway is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers who have found a home in the modern acoustic genre. Originally from Richmond, VA, he moved to Boston for its rich Folk Music tradition and has become one of its most unique and superlative emissaries. Put simply, he is one of the finest entertainers you’ll ever see. Musically, he draws inspiration from all over the map–gospel, rock, blues, Jazz, and world music. But his center is in the singer/songwriter tradition that traces it roots all the way back to the social awareness of Woody Guthrie. His central appeal is that it all comes through the singular lens of Greenway’s humanity and his easy affinity for the audience. Join us for a musical treat and a steaming cup of coffee!
Suggested Donations: Adults – $15 Students–$10 (or pay what you can)
Location: Grace Memorial Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
Our new email address is email@example.com or give Jeff King a call at 410-378-4350 for questions
News from the Gadabouts
The Gadabouts (21034’s seniors group) will have their Christmas luncheon on Dec 12, 2012 at noon. The charge will be $8.00 per person. We will have entertainment plus sing along Christmas carols. Please let Mary Ella Kelly at 410-457-5664 know if you plan to attend so we are sure to have enough food.
Harford County Sheriff’s Office Town Hall Meeting, Jarrettsville Area
The primary purpose of the town meeting is to develop cooperative partnerships within communities and address community quality of life concerns. Date: Saturday December 1, 2012. Doors open at 8:30; Meeting at 9:00. At Jarrettsville Public Library 3722 Norrisville Rd. Jarretsville, MD 21084.
Exelon Corporation invites to you enter the 2012 Bald Eagle Photo Contest!
Winner’s photos will be proudly displayed at The Conowingo or Muddy Run Visitor Centers.
Contest is open to amateurs and professionals alike. Photos will be judged on their creativity, originality, subject matter and overall photo quality.
1ST PRIZE: $250.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE—plus a large, professionally framed print of your photo on display for at least one year at the Conowingo and Muddy Run Visitor Centers.
2ND PRIZE: $150.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE—plus a medium-sized, professionally framed print of your photo on display for at least one year at the Conowingo and Muddy Run Visitor Centers.
3RD PRIZE: $100.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE—plus a small-sized, professionally framed print of your photo on display for at least one year at the Conowingo and Muddy Run Visitor Centers.
Each prize winner will also receive a framed print of their photo to keep.
Visit www.exeloncorp.com/conowingo for rules and entry forms.
Deadline: All photo submissions must be received no later than Dec. 31, 2012.
No purchase necessary to enter.
Fred P. Smith, Shoreline Specialist Hydro Facilities
Conowingo Hydroelectric Station
2569 Shures Landing Road
Darlington, MD 21034
Office:410 457-2425 | Mobile: 717 278-8320 | Fax: 410 457-2517 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening Available on the Harford Cable Network Advisory Board
Harford County Council Presiddent Billy Boniface would like to let you know that a spot has become available on the Harford Cable Network Advisory Board. Billy is in charge of electing this individual and if anyone would be interested or like some more information please let Andrew Tress, Legislative Aide to President Bonface know.
Andrew F. Tress, Legislative Aide to President Boniface
Harford County Council
18 Office Street, Bel Air, MD 21014,
410 638 4109 x 1813
The Unique Boutique
Thank you Customers of the Unique Boutique! Our store has taken our donations and used them to help those in need in NY. We sent 3 boxes of baby food, diapers, toilet paper, peanut butter and jelly and a whole box of, much needed, bread to N.Y. We have started over and are now taking donations for local families, as we know there is much need. Come shop with us for all you Christmas gift, clothing and furniture needs!
Shop locally! One person CAN make a difference! Merry Christmas from Cyndi, Jen, CarlaQ, and the Painted Wonders: Darlene and Bethany We love Dublin/Darlington!
3321 Conowingo Rd Street, MD 21154 410-457-4210 theuniqueboutiquest.com
NEWS FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES
Church of Ascension 3015 Dublin Road in Street, Maryland 21154.
Tuesday, December 24, 2012 — Christmas Eve Service — The Rev. John McIntyre
7:15 p.m. — Carols
7:30 p.m. — Communion Service with “Building of the Nativity Scene” by all children in the congregation.
For more information regarding regular Sunday services or these two special services, please call Tim White, Senior Warden, at 1-717-456-5574 or Registrar Netha Wilmoth at 410-937-3879.
Grace Episcopal Church
1022 Main St. Darlington, MD 21034 410-836-3587
SUNDAYS in December: 9 AM
CHRISTMAS EVE: Monday, December 24, 2012 10 PM (Carols beginning at 9:30
CHRISTMAS DAY: Tuesday, December 25, 2012 10 AM
LESSONS AND CAROLS: Sunday, December 30, 2012 9 AM
EPIPHANY PAGEANT: Sunday, January 6, 2013 9 AM
ADVENT CHILDREN’S PROGRAM, Tuesdays, December 4, 11, 18 4:30 to 5:30 pm:
Wondering about Advent: a Godly Play® program for children, followed by dinner for the whole family at 5:45 p.m.
December 4: The Holy Family
December 11: The Shepherds
December 18: The Magi
To register please call the Grace Church Office: 410-836-3587 or email: email@example.com
There is no charge for the program, but we need a count for art materials and for dinner
LONGEST NIGHT SERVICE: Friday, December 21, 2012 7 PM
Prayers for hope, comfort, and peace: A quiet service of music, readings and prayers for those who long, mourn, hurt or wait.
FELLOWSHIP AND EDUCATION: Sundays at 10:30 a.m.
A Reflection on Four Favorite Carols
December 2: O Come, Emanuel
December 9: Silent Night
December 16:O Little Town of Bethlehem
December 23: Hark the Herald Angels
Dublin United Methodist Church
1528 Whiteford Road, Street, MD Office phone – 410-836-3647
December 1st – Teen Night – 7-9 PM
December 8th – Children’s Christmas Crafts – 9AM – 1 PM
December 14th – Caroling through Dublin – 6:30 PM
December 16th – Children’s Christmas Program – 6 PM
December 24th – Family Service – 7 PM
Candlelight Service – 11 PM
CELL PHONE USERS Alert = urban legend. Simply not true. Cell phone numbers are NOT going public. No harm in registering the number, but not necessary.