From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
DARLINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 42
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2013 FROM 10AM TO 5PM IN THE HEART OF DARLINGTON There is NO ADMISSION FEE so please remember to BRING A CAN OF FOOD for the local food pantry. SHOPPING CARTS WILL BE AT EVERY PARKING LOT and ALONG SHURESVILLE ROAD inside the festival grounds. Also, please leave your dogs at home. THANK YOU!
The Hay Bale Auditorium Program
The Jim Kelly Band
AWARDS and APPLE OF OUR EYE at Noon
Oak Grove Quartet
Across The Tracks
One Eyed Jacks
DISCLAIMER: Darlington Apple Festival, Inc. was incorporated in 1993 for the purpose of organizing the annual apple festival held in Darlington since 1987. Be advised that Darlington Apple Festival LLC or its principal are in no way affiliated with Darlington Apple Festival, Inc., and that Darlington Apple Festival LLC is not authorized to act on behalf of Darlington Apple Festival, Inc. Further, any vendors or charities occupying space on the first Saturday of October on the property located at 2120 Shuresville Road, Darlington, Maryland, are not under the authority, control, or direction of Darlington Apple Festival, Inc., and are in no way affiliated with any of our activities, services, charities, or promotional activities.
News from the Darlington Library
The next book sale of the fall season is on Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 2pm. All proceeds go directly to fund library activities. Book sales are run by the Friends of the Darlington Library, an all-volunteer organization in support of your local library. New “friends” are always welcome.
The Darlington Library will be offering a story time (all ages, no registration required) on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m.! 1134 Main St., Darlington
News from the Wilson Center:
SAVE the DATE!
Holiday Concert – Sunday, Dec. 8th at 4pm in the Grace Memorial Church Sanctuary, 1022 Main St. in Darlington. Featuring “High Strung Quartet” and the “Susquehanna Singers.” A special Open House will be held following the concert at the Wilson Center with tours of the building, refreshments and displays depicting activities at the Center over the past 20 years. All are welcome to attend this free event offered to our community.
Getting There Ride Share
Greetings everyone! We are once again calling on you to help spread the word about Getting There Ride Share, a Wilson Ministry Center outreach program. Our mission is to help improve the quality of life for seniors in our community, by providing an affordable and reliable transportation service utilizing volunteer drivers and resources. (Taxi rides can cost them over $50.00 per medical appointment!) The only prerequisite for passengers is that they must live in the Northern part of Harford County (Dublin/Darlington, Street, Pylesville, Jarrettsville, Whiteford and parts of Havre de Grace and Churchville), be age 60 and older, and be able to walk. All our volunteer drivers must be 18 years and older with a valid driver’s license and insured vehicle. (All passengers and drivers are also screened for safety and eligibility prior to approval in the program.)
In addition to spreading the word, please also consider:
1. Volunteering as a GTRS driver. Opportunity is very flexible and extremely rewarding. Neighbor helping neighbor is the best kind of volunteerism.
2. Donating to our scholarship fund which allows low-income passengers to ride for free. (Round-trip fare is normally $6.00). All donations are tax deductible.
3. Sharing our information with your “house of worship” and other local community organizations.
Brochures and flyers are available at the Wilson Ministry Center, and I will be happy to come in and speak with anyone interested!
For more information about our program, please:
– Visit our website at www.gettingthererideshare.org
– Call our office at 410-836-3015
– Send us an e-mail at GTRS3005@gmail.com
Barbara Fey, Director
Getting There Ride Share
CHILDCARE NEEDED I am looking for a mature, responsible person to come to my home for some fluctuating before and after school care for one 9 year old child. Hours and pay will be discussed at interview. If you are interested, please leave your name and number at email@example.com
News from the Gadabouts:
The Gadabouts, 21034 area’s Seniors Group will meet for lunch at St. James UAME Church on Cedar Church Road for lunch on October 9, 2013. To reserve your place please call Mary Ella Kelly 410-457-5664 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
COME IN OUT OF THE COLD FOR A “You-All-Come!” COMMUNITY SING
12:30 SUNDAY, November 3
Deer Creek Friends Meeting
1212 Main Street
Join us for Meeting for Worship at 10:00
All are welcome to a Simple Lunch at 11:30
Singing Begins at 12:30
NO SPECIAL SINGING SKILLS NEEDED JUST A DESIRE TO SING AND SHARE AN AFTERNOON OF SINGING
Nominations for Harford’s Most Beautiful People Award
I am writing today to nominate Alan and Shirley Thompson as one of Harford’s Most Beautiful Couples. I have included them as a couple because to be honest it is very unusual to see them apart. They have a team approach to volunteering with a multitude of organizations through-out the Darlington and Dublin Community that I find truly inspiring. In addition to serving on the Darlington Community Council, I’ve included a list of the many groups they have assisted over the years. While a great deal of their time goes towards the Volunteer Fire Service, they still find the energy to work with so many others. As a 30 year resident of Darlington myself I can tell you with certainty that there aren’t too many of us living here that haven’t in one way or another been positively affected by the tireless efforts and kindness of Alan and Shirley. I believe they exemplify the very reason why “Harford’s Most Beautiful People” program was created. Thank you for your consideration.
Editor’s note: The event will be held at the Bel Air Church of the Nazarene, 2430 Conowingo Road on
Thursday, October 3, starting at 6:00PM.
Harford Christian School Invitation
The 5th Annual Band Workshop concert at Harford Christian School is set for 1 PM Saturday, November 2, in
Ziegler Auditorium. Marches, symphonic band, sacred and novelty pieces. A fun program with free admission.
OPEN HOUSE is November 9. This Saturday morning program serves as an introduction to the educational
programs of K4 – 12th grade at Harford Christian.
HCS BAND CONCERT November 15, 7:30 PM, HCS Chandelier Lobby. Free admission.
Holiday Tip-Off Invitational Basketball Tournament, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 22 – 23
at Harford Christian School.
Reformation Bible Church Invitation
The annual REFORMATION CELEBRATION at Reformation Bible Church, October 27 – 30, features Dr. Paul Elliot, of Teaching the Word ministries. Call (410) 457-5101 for information.
OCTOBER IS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH: HEALTH DEPARTMENT STRESSES IMPORTANCE OF SCREENING
Bel Air, MD – October 1, 2013 – It’s probably the only time you’ll ever see professional male athletes adorned in pink. Look around in October and you are bound to see lots of pink ribbons signifying National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when the Harford County Health Department reminds the public to take action.
Cigarette Restitution Fund Cancer Program Coordinator Susan Twigg, RN, and Breast and Cervical Cancer Program Coordinator Wendy Richard, RN, of the Harford County Health Department encourage women to discuss with their doctors their risk and appropriate breast cancer screening. Furthermore, the two wish to send a loud, clear message to men and women, alike, to remind their mothers, sisters, wives, daughters, and any women they love how important it is for them to be screened for breast cancer.
Breast cancer screenings can be quick and easy and generally include two relatively simple procedures. Both the clinical breast exam and a mammogram complement one another. A clinical breast exam is performed by a doctor and can identify breast abnormalities. A mammogram is a low-dose X-ray picture of the breast that can help find breast cancer at an early stage when it can best be treated. Beginning at age 40, it is recommended that woman have both procedures performed.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) provides the following screening recommendations:
– Women in their 20’s and 30’s should have a clinical breast exam every 1-3 years
– Women over the age of 40 should have a yearly clinical breast exam and mammogram
– Women at high risk should consult with their physician regarding screening type and when to be screened
Early detection, treatment, research and support from family and friends make a huge difference. “If all women age 40 and older took advantage of these breast cancer screening methods, clinical breast exam and mammogram, breast cancer death rates would decline considerably more,” states Ms. Richard.
For those concerned about the cost of mammograms, the Harford County Health Department’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program offers no-cost mammograms to qualifying women who are Maryland residents, ages 40-64, have little or no health insurance and who meet the program’s financial income guidelines.
For more information about breast cancer awareness or Harford County Health Department Cancer Prevention Services, call the Office of Cancer Prevention Services at 410-612-1780 or visit their website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com.
The Deer Creek Coffeehouse announces its second season
We invite you to explore live folk music and singer/songwriter music in an intimate candlelit setting at the new Deer Creek Coffeehouse in the picturesque setting of Darlington, MD. 1022 Main Street, Darlington.
Per suggestions from our followers we’ve incorporated a few changes this year. We’ll have many smaller tables to allow two couples or more to sit together. More importantly, because of two grants we’ve received, we are reducing the suggested donation amounts to make this music of the people even more accessible. Adults – $10 Students–$5 (or, as always, pay what you can). Homemade baked goods, snacks, coffee, tea, water available for purchase.
We are sooo excited to have Nashville-based Jon Vezner (guitar and piano) coming to our stage on Sat., Oct. 12 @ 7:30 pm. Vezner was honored with a Grammy for “Best Country Song” and the Nashville Songwriters Association “Song of the Year” in 1990, for “Where’ve You Been”, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents, cowritten with Don Henry, and recorded by Kathy Mattea. “Where’ve You Been” was also honored as “Song of the Year” by the Country Music Association (CMA) and the Academy of Country Music (ACM). His songs have been recorded by Faith Hill, Martina McBride, Janis Ian, John Mellencamp, Diamond Reo, Nanci Griffith and Kathy Mattea (his wife).
“Jon Vezner writes about the ‘details,’ the details of our hearts and feelings. His gift is in speaking to these ordinary things which connect us to one another, and in recognizing their simple beauty, he transforms them into something extraordinary.” -Mary-Chapin Carpenter
Joining Jon will be Jeff Gilkinson on cello, banjo and harmonica. Jeff has performed and/or recorded with include: Mason Williams, Doug Dillard, John Hartford, Delbert McClinton, Michael Johnson, Michael Martin Murphy, and Tom T. Hall.
See you at the show,
Jeff King (410-378-4350)
This program has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board. This program has also been assisted by a grant from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
TOWN MEETING Brought to you by the Dublin Darlington Community Council
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company, 2600 Castleton Road, Darlington at 7PM
Linda Tipton will give an update on Delmarva Power’s new programs. Bob Judge will give a presentation on Conowingo Dam. The Sheriff’s Office will be represented by Sheriff Jesse Bane and Jack Meckley. Elected officials include Chad Shrodes, District D Councilman, Barry Glassman, State Senator. The meeting is open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Mark your calendar now.
Prescription Drug Take Back Day
October 26, 2013
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, MD 21014
Havre de Grace Police Station
715 Pennington Avenue, Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Maryland State Police Barrack D
1401 Belair Road, Bel Air, MD 21014
Deputies Investigating Thefts from Autos
Owner Diligence Can Reduce Risk of Being Victimized
For Immediate Release
Contact: Edward Hopkins, HCSO Office of Media Relations, 443-619-1466
[September 16, 2013, Harford County, MD] — Harford County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a large number of automobile break-ins and thefts from autos and believe the trend can be stopped, or at least slowed, with greater diligence by vehicle owners. As of September 9, 2013, deputies have responded to 492 incidents reported to the Sheriff’s Office in 2013. In July alone they responded to over 100 incidents.
Deputies say, while suspects do search out and target specific vehicles and communities, more often than not, thefts from autos are typically crimes of opportunity. Vehicle owners often leave their cars unlocked with personal items clearly visible inside the passenger compartment. Sometimes aggressive thieves will smash windows but with that comes the risk that the noise will alert someone. So they search out unlocked vehicles.
While no area of the County is immune, deputies see the highest number of these incidents in more densely populated areas. For example, Bel Air, Edgewood, Aberdeen and Fallston recorded the highest numbers with a combined total of 434 incidents. The remaining areas of the County only recorded 58 incidents.
Thieves will take purses or wallets, and very quickly fraudulently misuse credit cards, hours before the victim knows they have been stolen. Additionally, suspects take phones, Ipads, laptops, GPS units and other electronics from unlocked vehicles. Deputies urge people to keep their vehicles locked and to keep valuables out of sight. Cars should always be locked even during times when the owners are home. Deputies assigned to the Community Policing Unit will tell you that most thefts from vehicles occur while cars are parked at residences and when asked, most vehicles owner will tell police they didn’t think it would happen to them.
Police also note that owners will often leave their car unlocked when stopping for a quick errand or at a convenience store. It takes very little time for a suspect to reach into an unlocked car, steal an item, and be gone before the owner realizes the theft has occurred. Deputies recommend when shopping to park in well-lit areas, and remove all valuables from the car before leaving home or secure them in the trunk of the vehicle.
Deputies also strongly remind owners it is illegal to leave their vehicle unattended with the engine running. Police want vehicle owners to be safe and to help reduce the likelihood of them becoming victim of a crime. Awareness and diligence goes a long way towards reducing that risk. Remember a lock isn’t a lock, unless it’s locked.
On October 1, 2013, two new motor vehicle laws go into enforcement. It is now a primary offense to talk on a hand held cell phone. Also, adults in the backseat of a car must be secured in a seatbelt. There must be a seatbelt for each person riding in any car.
Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day Set for Oct. 12
From the Harford County Office of Recycling
(Street, MD) – – The Harford County Office of Recycling and the local Emergency Planning Committee offers residents the chance to safely dispose of their household hazardous waste products. It’s part of Residential Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Residents can dispose of oil-based paints, cleaning products, bleach, pool chemicals, herbicides, pesticides and mercury thermometers. You cannot dispose of explosives, ammunition, medical waste, radioactive materials and antifreeze.
The event is free and open to Harford County residents. The collection will be held at the Mulch and Compost Facility of the Harford Waste Disposal Center on Saturday, October 12 from 10am to 2pm. It is located at 3135 Scarboro Road in Street, Maryland. Proof of residency will be required.
For more information on what is accepted at this event, please contact the Harford County Office of Recycling at 410-638-3417.
Harford Trash Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that, due to overwhelming response from the community, we have been able to lower our service rates. We can now offer service for only $77/quarter. This service includes:
– A free recycle can for you to use.
– The best customer service around. We will put your lids back on your cans and treat your property as if it were our own.
– Special rates for senior citizens and military or law enforcement.
– Improved referral bonus program – We now give you a $10 credit on your bill for each new customer you refer to us!
Call today to sign up.
We’re your local trash service company. Owned and operated by a veteran who lives right here in Harford County.
Community Gardening at Francis Silver Park
How does your garden grow? What did you say?
You would love to plant a garden and grow some food, but you don’t have space? The Dublin Darlington Rec Council is planning a Community Garden at Francis Silver Park for spring 2014. If you are interested in renting a 4 foot by 8 foot raised bed garden space, please contact Jane Howe ASAP.
The Rec Council is surveying how much interest there is in this project. It will start small, so spaces could fill quickly on a first come first served basis.
Delmarva Power Reminds Customers to Continue to be Prepared for Predicted Active Hurricane Season
NEWARK, Del. – Delmarva Power reminds customers that this is still hurricane season and to be prepared in the event severe weather affects our region. Hurricane season officially began June 1 and lasts until Nov. 30.
Delmarva Power Emergency Preparedness Tips for residents Assemble an emergency storm kit containing:
– Flashlights and fresh batteries
– Battery-powered radio or TV and extra batteries
– Land-line phone with cord (cordless phones require electricity)
– Battery-powered or windup alarm clock
– Supply of bottled water (one gallon per person per day)
– Non-perishable foods that require no heating
– Blankets, bedding or sleeping bags
– First-aid kit and prescription medications
– Hand-operated can opener
– Special medical or infant supplies
– A variety of hand tools
– List of emergency phone numbers
– Develop and practice an emergency plan with everyone in your household.
– Fill your bathtub with water if your water supply depends on electricity.
– If you or someone you know relies on life-support equipment that requires electricity to operate, identify a location with emergency power capabilities and make plans to go there during a prolonged outage.
– Make sure cell phones are charged.
– Protect and unplug electronic equipment.
– Tune in to local news broadcasts for the latest weather and emergency information.
– Follow the advice of your local emergency management officials.
– If you need to use a portable generator, follow the manufacturer’s instructions and use only when necessary. Don’t overload it and turn it off at night while you sleep and when you are away from home.
Additional tips are available in our “Storm Preparation Handbook” at delmarva.com.
Customers should call 1-800-898-8042 to report power outages or a downed wire. It’s very important people stay clear of any downed wires. Delmarva Power natural gas emergencies in New Castle County, Del., can be reported by calling 1-302-454-0317. 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.
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