From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES
DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1528 Whiteford Road
Street, Maryland 21154
Church office: (410) 457-8003
All you can eat!!
Spaghetti w/meat sauce
Dessert & Beverage
Saturday, April 20th
4:30 – 7:00 pm
In the Fellowship Hall of Dublin Church
Children 5-10 $5
Children under 5 Free
This is a Church fundraiser, sponsored by the Mission Committee to support the Building Fund and Outreach programs.
Gadabouts – Going to Mamie’s for lunch this month on Wednesday, April 10. Contact Mary Ella Kelly to join the fun. 410-457-5664
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOLS
Harford Christian School: The National German Exam is given each January to more than 25,000 high school students across the nation. Harford Christian School students regularly score in the higher percentiles, and this year was no exception.
Ten of the twenty HCS students taking the national exam scored in the top twenty per cent. Five finished in the top ten per cent. High scorers were Ann Cornwell, Lysette Druyor, John Wilson, Leah Edwards, Caroline Harris, Shaune Young, Patti Lynn Good, Sue Edwards, and Nicole Neidhardt. (Conner Smith not pictured) Lysette Druyor won honors with a perfect score in Comprehension, and Susannah Edwards was one of the three top scorers in Maryland (Caroline Harris was in the top five per cent). HCS seniors Ann Cornwell, John Wilson and Shaune Young placed in top rank for the third consecutive year.
The students are enrolled in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year German classes at Harford Christian.
HARFORD COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE EDUCATION FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Due date – April 13, 2013
Go to www.harfordchamber.org/GivingBack/ScholarshipApplications.html
Multiple scholarships are available for high school seniors and returning adults.
NEWS FROM THE ARTS
MEETING GOD ON THE GROUND 7
Art Show and Reception, April 24-28, 2013
The show will be open each day from 10am to 4pm.
On Friday, April 26, the evening reception features live bluegrass music performed by
“Late for Supper” from 7pm to 9pm.
WELCOME TO DEER CREEK COFFEE HOUSE!
April’s Performers – Mama’s Black Sheep
April 13, 2013 at 7:30PM
On Saturday, April 13 we welcome Mama’s Black Sheep to the stage. The female duo is the musical collaboration of singer-songwriters Ashland Miller (guitar/vocals) and Laura Cerulli (drums/vocals). Touring together since 2008 and both veterans of the singer-songwriter circuit, Miller and Cerulli make you feel like you’ve been listening to their music for years. On the heels of their well received 2010 debut recording Unmarked Highway, which was nominated for Best Debut Recording in 2010 by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) along with the nomination of Mama’s Black Sheep for Best New Artist, comes Drivin’ On, the second release.
Together Miller and Cerulli create a unique tapestry of songs, weaving vibrant color and rich texture to create a dynamic conversation between guitar and percussion. Miller’s passionate voice will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired, and ultimately want more. And Bob Steel of Baltimore Out Loud writes “Cerulli opens her mouth and the world stands still as she wrings every drop of emotion out of the lyrics with her powerful, soaring voice, forged in the fire of the blues and tempered in the cool technique of her classical training.” Be sure to catch this duo somewhere…anywhere. You won’t be disappointed. Drive on. www.mamasblacksheep.com
Show time is 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Suggested donation is $15 for adults (or pay what you can).
Come out and support live & original music at Deer Creek Coffeehouse, 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD. See you on the 13th.
-Jeff King (410-378-4350) New email address firstname.lastname@example.org
The kiss of the sun for pardon,
The song of the birds for mirth,
One is nearer God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
~Dorothy Frances Gurney, “Garden Thoughts”
Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale
April 13, 2013 will be the next BOOK SALE at the Darlington library from 10am to 2pm.
The MONTHLY SPECIAL has been permanently extended
Bring a non-perishable food item or personal health item for the TWICE BLESSED THRIFT SHOP and get a free novel! Then, mark your calendar now for the May 11 book sale which will once again feature a plant sale just in time for Mother’s Day. Tree saplings from the DNR, vegetable and ornamental plants will be available while they last.
DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY NEWS
April is a great time to check your car over head to toe for safety. Check your tires…are they wearing evenly?
Is the tread worn down? Is your exhaust pipe is good shape? Test all of your lights…replace any that don’t work. Seatbelts…check every set, even that set in the middle of the seat that is not used much. Do you have a fire extinguisher? A first aid kit? Reflective triangles to set behind your car if you had to pull off the road for an emergency? And how about windex and paper towels? Keeping your glass clean is a safety tip we can all live with. Keeping the lights and reflectors clean makes you more visible. One more thing…if you have your windshield wipers on, put your headlights on too. Let’s all make it home safely.
For more vehicle or other safety tips, call or stop by either station. We are happy to help. We are THE Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. 410.638.3760
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Al-Anon group starts back up at the Wilson Center
Starting on Thursday, April 18, at 6pm and every following Thursday, an Al-Anon meeting is coming back to the Wilson Center for friends and family of problem drinkers. A separate A.A. meeting will continue in concurrence at the Grace Church Parish Hall.
Darlington Dublin Community Council
Thursday, April 25 at the DVFC (Darlington Volunteer Fire Company) at 7PM
Wonder what’s going on? What happens in local and state government once the session in Annapolis ends? Get your questions answered by County Executive David Craig; State Senator, Barry Glassman; State Delegates Wayne Norman and Donna Stifler. Representatives from the County Council and Sheriff’s Office will also be available for updates on your 21034 community neighborhood.
Friends of Harford
Friends of Harford, the citizens’ voice for responsible land use, will hold its annual meeting at 4:30pm on Sunday, April 14, at the Liriodendron mansion, 502 West Gordon Street in Bel Air. The main speaker will be Valerie Twanmoh, former Harford County Zoning Hearing Examiner, who will describe the development process and how individual citizens can get involved to affect what happens in their neighborhood. Members of the public are welcome. More information is available at www.friendsofharford.com
The Wilson Center is holding a summer camp program for children entering grades K through 8th for eight weeks this summer. The program will run from June 24 through August 16, Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm. Camp activities will include recreation, games, art and crafts, drama and fun! There will also be several special programs offered each week, which will include music, candy making, art instruction, MMA demonstrations, cooking, conversational Spanish, yoga and stress reduction techniques, bike rodeo, dirt bike demonstrations, weekly visits from the Plant Lady and more! Registrations forms are available now. Sign up now as space is limited. Call 410-836-3555 or email email@example.com to get a registration form sent
to you or to receive more information.
The Unique Boutique
The Unique Boutique is going out business! Each week the savings get better for you!
Last day is April 20 providing we still have things to sell! Things are going quick!
3321 Conowingo Rd
Street, MD 21154
Fri& Sat 10-4
Chesapeake Harley-Davidson’s Spring Open House
April 20th & 21st
Live Bands, Food Vendors & Lots More
Harford County Master Gardeners Offer Free Help for Community Gardens
The Community Garden Consulting Group is available to help local organizations get started in the “growing” popularity of community gardening. There’s more to it than just planting seeds. Because community gardens involve the public, safety precautions and planning need to come first. The single most important step is to get the soil tested for contaminants before the first seed gets planted. Heavy metals such as lead can be a serious problem, even in rural areas. Contact the Extension Office at 410-638-3255 or email www.harford.umd.edu.
HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACTIVELY PURSUES NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION DURING NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK
Bel Air, MD – March 29, 2013 – National Public Health Week, April 1-7, draws attention to initiatives aimed at addressing public health threats and improving the health of citizens. Each April since 1995, communities across the country have celebrated this observance the first week of April by highlighting public health achievements and cultivating interest in issues of vital importance to public health. The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week is “Public Health is ROI (Return on Investment): Save Lives, Save Money.”
To this end, the Harford County Health Department is actively engaged in pursuing national public health accreditation, an opportunity only recently made available and a process that can take up to two years to accomplish. Harford County Health Officer Susan Kelly, states, “By becoming accredited, our local health department continues the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health in communities by analyzing data, implementing informational and educational programs, developing policies, administering and delivering services, and enforcing regulations. This can only be accomplished through the collective efforts and informed choices of society, public and private organizations, communities and individuals.”
Throughout National Public Health Week, county health departments across Maryland are conducting awareness activities. The Harford County Health Department will be offering employees opportunities to participate in seminars on a variety health related topics, including the accreditation process, CPR training and stress management. In addition, throughout the month of April, the Health Department’s Public Health Matters video segment on the topic of rabies will air on Harford Cable Network on Mondays at 10:30AM and Tuesdays at 7:30PM.
For more information about National Public Health Week, visit www.nphw.org. or visit the Harford County Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com
Stream Protection and Habitat Restoration Workshop
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Harford Community College Chesapeake Center Dining Rooms
401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD 21015
5:15 – 6:00PM Check –in and light dinner (provided)
6:00 – 8:00PM Workshop
Sponsored by Harford County Environmental Planning and the Harford Soil Conservation District.
Pre-registration is required. Seating is limited. PLEASE REGISTER BY APRIL 3. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 410-838-6181 X 3.
– Benefits of streamside (riparian) buffers
– Stream restoration
– Wetland restoration
– Sensitive species in the Deer Creek watershed
– Soil Conservation District assistance to landowners
– Discussion with a private landowner enrolled in the conservation programs
NEWS FROM SENATOR BARRY GLASSMAN
SENATOR GLASSMAN INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO FORM STUDY COMMISSION ON PAYROLL SERVICES FOLLOWING ACCUPAY BANKRUPTCY
Annapolis, MD — Senator Barry Glassman, Harford County, introduced a bill on the Senate Floor to create a commission which will study the regulation of payroll service companies in the State of Maryland. After fielding hundreds of small business calls, Glassman found no real bonding or regulatory oversight by the State.
AccuPay of Bel Air recently filed bankruptcy leaving hundreds of small businesses with delayed payroll and delinquent or missed tax payments to the State and Federal Government. The Senate suspended its rules and moved the Bill directly to the Senate Finance Committee.
The legislation requires the state to form a study commission to review and develop a regulatory regime for payroll service companies. The commission will consist of members from the Department of Labor Licensing and Regulations, Members of the Senate and House, a citizen with a strong financial background, a member from the Maryland Chamber of Commerce, and a member from the Attorney General’s office. The entire commission is designed to be led by the Maryland Comptroller’s Office and report its findings to the Legislature prior to the next legislative session.
Senator Glassman said, “Many small local businesses have been devastated by this situation and we really need to put some bonding and additional safeguards in place to prevent a repeat event of this magnitude.
Senator Glassman is in his second term in the Maryland Senate and served previously as a Harford County Councilman and Maryland State Delegate. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Senator Glassman at (410)440-9267.
NEWS FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
In recognition of the 2013 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office will jointly present Crime Prevention and Awareness Seminars
April 24, 2013
At the Harford County Sheriff’s Office
Identity Theft – 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Gang Activity – 7:30pm to 8:45pm
April 25, 2013
At the Havre de Grace Senior Center
Child Sexual Offenses – 6:00pm to 7:15pm
Domestic Violence – 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Please RSVP to Terry Sullivan at 410-638-3500 or 410-870-3204
Or Debbie Bradley at 410-836-5490
PRESCRIPTION DRUG TAKE BACK DAYS
APRIL 27, 2013 from 10am to 2pm
No questions asked!
Harford County will have 3 drop-off locations for unused and expired medicines:
Parking Lot of the County Office Building
220 S. Main Street, Bel Air
Havre de Grace Police Station
715 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace
Maryland State Police Barrack D
1401 Belair Road, Bel Air
Contact 410-638-3333 or email@example.com
WALK-A-MILE IN HERE SHOES
Billy Boniface is a Harford Hero! …are You?
Walk-a-Mile in Her Shoes is an international movement to engage men and boys in the fight to end gender and sexual violence against women. Participants can raise money and walk in women’s high heels to symbolically “step up”.
April 20th at 9:30am
Sponsor Billy or CREATE YOUR OWN TEAM
(Editor’s note – several other Dublin Darlington men will also be walking)
COMING UP SOON – MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Hosanna School Museum Annual Dinner – Richlin Ballroom, Friday, April 5, 7-9pm
For tickets contact Agnes Minor – 410-939-5368
Dublin Country Fair – Saturday, May 4, Parade and Family Activities
Contact Jeanne Klein – 410-457-5442
Faerie Fest at Camp Ramblewood – May 10 through 12
Contact Tom “Kal” Friedel – 301-221-4286
Delmarva Power Preparing to Introduce Energy Wise Rewards Program
NEWARK, DE. – Beginning April, 2013 in Delaware (currently available in Maryland), Delmarva Power invites its customers to save energy, save money, and go greener. It all can be done through Energy Wise Rewards.
Energy Wise Rewards is a tool for customers to take more control over energy usage, save money on energy costs, and take a big step towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Delmarva Power’s goal is to empower customers to become household or business energy efficiency manager.
Demand for electricity is rapidly rising. During the “peak demand” times of summer, Energy Wise Rewards works to reduce electricity usage by “cycling” central air conditioners throughout the region, averting power outages, and helping to reduce the need for costly, new electrical infrastructure.
There are no hidden costs or fees, and the program is completely voluntary. Because customer participation is so important, Delmarva Power is offering this critical program at no charge, complete with valuable incentives. Joining is a choice that not only benefits customers directly, but benefits their
communities and environment as well.
Upon enrollment (starting in April 2013), customers can choose their participation level and energysaving device. They’ll receive a one-time installation credit, Monthly Reward Bill Credit, and their choice of Energy-Saving Devices at no charge!
For more information log on to: https://energywiserewards.delmarva.com/ and check out the program’s quick introductory video.
About Delmarva Power: Delmarva Power, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe and reliable energy to more than 500,000 electric delivery customers in Delaware and Maryland and over 122,000 natural gas delivery customers in northern Delaware.
For BGE Customers
Customer Service Number for Enhanced Customer Service Experience
The company will discontinue the existing 410.685.0123 customer service number on June 1, 2013 Customers are reminded that they can now make service changes online, view an enhanced outage map and report an outage via a smart device with BGE’s newly launched mobile touch website
BALTIMORE, March 11, 2013 – Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that in an effort to enhance its customer service experience and response time, the company will discontinue its local customer service number, 410.685.0123. Effective June 1, 2013, the company will exclusively use its existing toll-free number 800.685.0123, which, notably, is identical to the “410” number, with the exception of the area code. Customers are asked to call the toll-free “800” number for emergencies and all business matters.