From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Darlington Independence Day Celebration Grand Marshal, Joni Nugent!
A New England native, Joan Nugent has been a resident of Darlington for 18 years. She moved to the Maryland area after working for many years in the distilled spirits industry in Florida. Not long after calling Darlington home, Joan immersed herself in the community:
– She served on the Darlington Apple Festival committee for many years and helped to coordinate the craft area.
– She played a role in the early days of the Wilson Community Center and was instrumental in fundraising activities, most notably the calendars and note cards that helped to spread awareness of Wilson Center programs.
– Countless times she has represented Darlington and her citizens at Town Meetings. She is currently an appointed member of the Dublin Darlington Community Council where she has held a seat for over a decade.
– And, for many years, she raised sponsorship funding for this treasured annual event: the Darlington Independence Day Celebration, including the parade and fireworks! She will be the first one to tell you how much this event means to her and her family.
– If you ask her what she has done to make the community a better place, she will tell you about the time she spearheaded a feral cat rescue at Conowingo Village prior to its demolition. More than 60 cats were rescued in that effort. This has earned her a reputation as Darlington’s very kind “Cat Lady”.
Known as “Joni” to her friends and family and beloved as “Aunt” to her eight nieces and nephews, Joan is always there to lend a hand, to listen to concerns, and when necessary, to raise her voice for Darlington.
For these reasons, and many more, we are proud to honor Joan Nugent as this year’s Grand Marshal of the Darlington Independence Day Parade!
Parade Trophy Winners for BEST APPEARING in the Following Categories:
Fire Department – 1st Place Water Witch, Runner-up Delta-Cardiff
Ambulance – 1st Place Kobbie’s Custom Pin striping, Runner-up Delta-Cardiff
Commercial Vehicle – 1st Place Kona Ice, Runner-up Hall’s Honey Pots
Antique Truck – 1st Place ‘40 Ford Justin & James DeVincentz, Runner-up ’47 Ford Shari Breeden
Antique Car – 1st Place 1962 Chevy Impala Tim & Barb Harrington, Runner-up 1957 Studebaker Silver Hawk Howard Wendell
Street Rod – 1st Place 1955 Nash Metropolitan Richard Sexton, Runner-up 1969 Chevy Camaro Harold Blevins
Car Club – 1st Place Dirty Boys Off-road 4×4 Club
Motorcycle – 1st Place Javon Atkins, Runner-up Isaiah McLain
Farm Equipment – 1st Place 1954 Farmall MTH Chris, Seth & Jake, Runner-up 1958 John Deere 730 Diesel Tony Denton
Kids on Wheels – 1st Place Donavan Hilliker, Runner-up 1963 Cub Cadet Bryan Schaedel
Performing Youth Group – 1st Place Level Majorettes, Runner-up Titan Drum Group
Float – 1st Place Trinity Freewill Baptist Church, Runner-up 4-H Churchville Champions-Jarrettsville Jets
Youth Group – 1st Place Darlington Leo Club, Runner-up Daisy Club
Equestrian – 1st Place Valley Lee Riding Club
Judges Honorable Mention – Darlington Pharmacy
Nominations for Darlington “Apple of Our Eye”
Do you know someone who has been actively involved in contributing to the Darlington Community? Someone who has unselfishly volunteered time and talents to helping others? If you do, then the Darlington Apple Festival Committee wants to hear from you. We are accepting nominations for the Apple of Our Eye Award for our 2013 Festival. Please send us the name of the person you nominate, along with some biographical information, and the reasons why your nominee deserves this honor. Before sending us this information, please check with your nominee to see if that person would be willing to accept the award and will be in town on Saturday, October 5, if chosen by the Committee. All nominations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. or mailed to Darlington Apple Festival, P.O. Box 42, Darlington MD, 21034, no later than September 1, 2013. If you have someone in mind, don’t let this opportunity pass to recognize a good neighbor.
Nominations for Harford’s Most Beautiful People
Harford County officials are seeking nominations for the county’s outstanding volunteers. The county is looking for nominees through Aug. 30 for the annual Harford’s Most Beautiful People honors, officials announced. The award recognizes county residents who give their time to community causes and quality of life issues in the county.
Nomination forms are available online at www.harfordcountymd.gov/awards/harfordsmostbeautiful and at libraries and senior centers and can be submitted by email to email@example.com or by mail to Volunteer Harford, 319 S. Main St., Bel Air, MD 21014, Attn: Alan Doran. Winners will be honored in a ceremony at Bel Air Church of the Nazarene at 6 p.m. on Oct. 3.
Deer Creek Friends Meeting (Quaker) Annual Blueberry Festival
Saturday, July 13 10AM to 2PM
1212 Main Street, Darlington, MD
410 457-9188 bym-rsf.org
Homemade blueberry pies and baked goods, white elephant table, native plants, Deer Creek hamburgers and hot dogs, ice cream with blueberry sauce, cold drinks, 11AM live auction. Bring your chair and sit awhile! Free.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church will hold its annual chicken barbecue on Saturday, July 13 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 1022 Main Street, Darlington, MD
Full dinners are $12, take-out only.
Please contact the church 410-836-3587 to pre-order. Walk-ins are also welcome.
News from Harford Christian School
Harford Christian School summer day camps begin June 17 with Soccer (AM) and Music (PM) camps. Eightcamps in all from June through July, including Drama & Speech, Baseball, Basketball and Science. Bible Camp (July 15 – 19) is free! (410) 457-5103
HCS REPEATS AS STATE ENVIROTHON CHAMPIONS
Darlington MD – The five-member environmental studies team from Harford Christian School won first place in the Maryland state high school two-day Envirothon competition held in Swanton, MD, June 19 – 20. This was the second consecutive year HCS teams have won state honors. The school first won state honors in 2008. Seventeen Maryland counties were represented in the contest. Harford Christian took first place in three of the five categories, each of which was worth 100 points, and finished with a cumulative score of 461. Second place went to the Carroll county team, posting a total of 430 points.
This is the twenty-sixth year of the North American Envirothon program, with corporate sponsorship by Canon, USA, Inc. Other sponsors include the National Association of Conservation Districts in the U.S., the United States Department of Agriculture (U.S.D.A.) Forest Service and the U.S.D.A. Natural Resource Conservation Service, along with several provincial Forestry Associations in Canada. The Envirothon is the largest national high school environmental education project of its kind. Maryland schools began participation in 1990, and have consistently placed teams in the top ten at the national finals.
Natural Resource categories for this year’s Envirothon state competition were: Aquatics, Soils, Forestry, Wildlife, and Sustainable Rangeland Management. HCS team members each won a $500 cash prize for the win plus a proclamation from the Governor, in addition to right to carry home the state trophy for the second year running. Bozeman, Montana, is the next destination for the team, in a matchup with schools from the USA and Canada, August 4 – 9. Last year, HCS finished in seventh place in the national event.
The Envirothon draws participation from more than 500,000 students in the USA and Canada, awarding more than $125,000 in scholarships and prizes each year. The yearlong program combines classroom study with field experience, resulting in hands-on experiential awareness.
Science instructor Ada Stambaugh teaches environmental studies at Harford Christian, in addition to advising the Envirothon teams, which have won the Harford county contests for the last seven years in a row. Stambaugh has been a faculty member at HCS since 1995. The HCS Envirothon team this year included Maddie Feustel, Danielle Fiedler, Hunter Howell, Gracie Shannahan, and Danielle Reifer.
Harford Christian School is a private, independent K-4 through 12 institution located in northern Harford county, Maryland, near the small town of Dublin. Reformation Bible Church is the sole sponsor of the school.
Harford Community College Presents Chautauqua 2013
Harford Community College presents Turning Points in History, the Chautauqua 2013 series. A free living history performance featuring Rachel Carson, best known for her book “Silent Spring”, will be presented on Sunday, July 14 at 4:00 PM in the Chesapeake Theater, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air MD, 21015. For more information call 443-412-2316. For the statewide Chautauqua schedule, go to www.mdhc.org.
DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
WHEN: July 15th – 19th
TIME: 5:30 pm dinner – 6:15 pm program begins and ends at 8:30 pm
WHERE: DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1528 Whiteford Road, Street, Maryland 21154
AGES: 4 yrs thru 16 yrs old
THEME: FUN FAIR – WHERE GOD’S WORLD COMES TOGETHER
Pre-registration requested. Call the Church office @ 410-457-8003
NEWS FROM THE WILSON MINISTRY CENTER
The Wilson Ministry Center is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year! To conclude the year on a “high note”, a special Anniversary Open House will be held immediately following our annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8th. The concert will begin at 4pm. Following the concert, everyone will be invited to explore the Wilson Center while enjoying an assortment of seasonal refreshments and viewing historical displays depicting programs and events that have taken place at the Center over the past 20 years.
We need your help! Committee members are actively gathering together Wilson memorabilia for the historical displays. So many people were involved in the restoration of the building and forming the first board of directors and establishing programming and services! We are hoping to contact those who may have memories or materials to share with us to help make the anniversary a special occasion. If you have photos, news clippings or other items that you would be willing to loan us, please contact the Center at 410-836-3555. All materials will be safely returned to their owners.
Thank you for your help and please join us on Dec. 8th as we celebrate the past and look forward to the future! Summer Fun Camp is HERE! If you’re looking for a fun, safe place for your children this summer, look no further than the Wilson Center’s Summer Fun Camp! There are still limited openings available. The camp runs from June 17 through August 16, 7:30am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday on the campus of the Wilson Center in Darlington. Please call 410-836-3555 for more information or to request a registration form. Or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a fun summer!
News from your Darlington Volunteer Fire Company
DECLARE YOUR INDEPENDENCE!
July is a great time to do a complete home safety inspection.
1. Heating equipment- furnaces, wood stoves and fire places…have them inspected and serviced while technicians are available and prices are low.
2. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms…check the operation and expiration date. Replace as necessary.
3. Fire extinguishers…be sure they are up to date. The kitchen, garage, and the car are great places to have them.
4. Emergency contact phone numbers…for you, your parents, siblings. Does the babysitter know where this list is?
5. Emergency kit. Canned food. Candles. Several gallons of water. A few dollars. Flashlight. Radio. Spare batteries. A bad storm can knock power out. Even a day without power will cause you to need these items.
Being ready ahead of time is a good idea. Having your whole family know where these items are is common sense. If you need help with these or any other preparation question, let us help. Stop by and pay a visit. We are YOUR Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. 410.638.3760
News from the Library – Dig into Reading this Summer!!!
Magician Mike Rose will entertain kids entering grades K and up with impossible magic tricks! Weird mind reading stunts! Off the wall comedy! All themed around things that occur in the ground. Enjoy a magic show like no other with lots of audience participation. The Darlington Library program will be held at the Wilson Ministry Center on Wednesday, July 24 at 6:30PM. The program is free, but registration is required. Please contact the Darlington Library by July 17 at 410-638-3750.
Harford County Chapter of the National Capital Lyme Disease Association
Lyme Disease Support Group
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 2pm to 4pm
Bel Air Branch of the Harford County Public Library
For more information contact:
CONOWINGO POOL IS OPEN FOR FAMILY FUN!
Open daily from 10am to 8pm from May 25 through September 2, 2013
The pool is located at 4948 Conowingo Road in Darlington, Maryland.
There are daily admission rates and full summer or partial season (after July 10) memberships.
Contact Alicia@lighthouse-pools.com, or call 410-457-5554 or www.facebook.com/LighthousePools.
Amusement Park & Vacation Safety Tips
Dear Harford County Resident,
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office wants you to have fun and stay safe while vacationing this summer season; therefore we have provided the following tips to make your travels safer. Please feel free to share these tips with friends and family. Remember, criminals can find you while you are away from home also.
– Clean out your wallet or purse. Only take essential credit cards. Use traveler’s checks when possible. Leave your social security card at home.
– Have neighbors or friends pick up your mail and deliveries. Make arrangements to have the lawn mowed and trash cans brought in after being emptied.
– Be aware of your surroundings and those around you. Seek help if you feel threatened or uncomfortable.
– Confirm all reservations before leaving home.
– Use timers on your lights to give your home that “lived in” appearance.
– Double check that all doors and windows are locked before you leave.
– Show your children what a park employee in uniform looks like, so if they become lost they can seek them out for assistance.
– Dress small children in bright colored, distinctive clothes that are easily described should they become lost. Have a current photograph of your child with you.
– Look at the ride and operator before your children get on. If something doesn’t look right keep your children off the ride and pass your information on to a park supervisor.
– If your family decides not to stay together, set up meeting places and times within the park to keep track of each other.
– Plan for the weather. Many injuries occur as the result of poor planning or a failure to prepare for outside weather conditions.
Remember Safe Travel is Fun Travel!
Your Community Policing Unit
Harford County Sheriff’s Office
From our Friends at Delmarva Power
The following link is to the Delmarva Power 2013 Storm Preparation Handbook
http://www.delmarva.com/_res/documents/delmarvastormpreparednesshgandbook.pdf . The link is a web printable PDF loaded with valuable storm preparedness as well as up to date power restoration process information in the event that an outage occurs.
Please feel free to link, post or tweet the Handbook to friends, followers, customers or the community Thank you for your time and attention regarding this matter. Your continued information sharing is much appreciated. Through our ongoing collaboration, our customers won’t be left in the dark even if the lights go
out. Find additional information by visiting www.delmarva.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/delmarvapower and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/delmarvaconnect . Our mobile app is available at www.delmarva.com/mobileapp .
UPDATE FROM THE JANET HARDY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
The recipients for the 2013 Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarships were Abigail Hayes of Elkton High School, Alison Watson of Perryville High School, Haley Jacobs of North Harford High School, Kayla Hamel of North Harford High School and Brianna Haffey of Havre de Grace High School.
Each student was selected based on a narrative they wrote about their plans for the future and how they have been involved in the community and their school. Each recipient also has played soccer during their High School years and maintained a GPA of 3.25 or higher.
Keep in mind that our goal is to maintain the Scholarship Fund for many years to come and the community support makes this possible. Including this year, $41,450 in scholarships has been awarded. Hopes and dreams for future generations will be possible through continued support. Deb Hardy http://janet-hardy.memory-of.com
VIOLENCE IS REACHING EPIDEMIC PROPORTIONS IN THE U.S.
WE ARE STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A WAR ZONE.
WE ALL HAVE TO JOIN TOGETHER TO END THE VIOLENCE. VIOLENCE CROSSES ALL BARRIERS, IT DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE!
Mothers of Murdered Sons & Daughters of Maryland (M.O.M.S.) is planning one of several annual events for 2013 and are inviting you to attend. We are still editing our Flyer; but have enclosed our “Save the Date” Invitation. This event will memorialize new victims of crime in the Harford, Baltimore City, Baltimore County and surrounding areas. It is an annual event and, unfortunately, getting bigger every year. I will send you the Flyer when completed. It is always covered by the news media.
2013 Grant Applications Available
Applications are now being accepted for the Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County Grants program. We provide one-year grants to nonprofit organizations serving Harford County for projects/programs that benefit women, children and/or families. Applications, guidelines and information are available on the Community Foundation of Harford County Website at http://cfharfordcounty.org/apply-for-a-grant.
Please help us to spread the word and share this information with local nonprofit organizations.
Deadline: Applications must be RECEIVED by 12:00 PM (noon) on September 6th, 2013.
Mark your calendar for the 26th Annual Harford County Farm Fair – The 3rd Annual Farm Fair 5K Run “kicks’ off on Sunday, July 21. Then the fair “runs” from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28.
Go to www.farmfair.org or call 410-838-8663 or email email@example.com for more information.