From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Happy Birthday 21034Bulletin!
Can you believe it? The 21034 e-news bulletin is beginning its 4th year of production. Thanks to our subscribers and community members for making our community publication such a grand success! We thought you might like to know a little history:
– The 21034Bulletin was born from a conversation among civic and faith community leaders in the Darlington/Dublin area noting the need for better and easier communication about what is going on in the community.
– The 21034Bulletin is designed to be a “green” newsletter: that is, the main means of distributing the bulletin is via email. Subscribers are asked to forward the e-newsletter to their own membership lists. We print a limited number of hard copies, but ask that if your organization has members who want hard copies that you print and distribute them.
– The 21034Bulletin is intended to report just the essentials: Who, what, where and when. If space permits, we may include longer articles of interest to the community.
– The content of the 21034Bulletin is supplied by members. The editors simply take what is submitted and format it into a single and (we hope!) clear document. We do not write original material or edit what is submitted, except perhaps to shorten items to fit the space. If you want something to be included, send it in!
Information for the 21034Bulletin should be sent to 21034Bulletin@gmail.com by the 15th of the month prior to publication.
WINTER SAFETY TIPS FROM YOUR VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
January can bring weather of all kinds to our area. Who can forget the blizzards of just a few years ago. We all need to come together during severe weather. Check on each other. Does your neighbor need help getting to the doctor? Need medical supplies? Have a working furnace? All these things are easy to do. Now…some hard ones.
Is your address visible in the snow? Do you keep your steps and sidewalk clear? The ambulance crew can slip and fall too…and they are the ones helping you or your loved one. Watch that ice…keep kitty litter or ice melt handy. Have a pond nearby? Don’t let anyone on it until the ice is thick. Most experts say 3 inches.
Finally…be sure you have a flashlite and an extra coat in your car. Be prepared…if you break down in this weather you or your passengers could get hypothermia or worse.
Feel free to stop by either Fire Station with any questions you may have. (Or call us at 410-638-3760) We are here to help you. We are THE Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. Neighbors helping neighbors since 1949.
Sunday January 12, 2014 . All you can eat breakfast. 730am – 1130am
Thursday January 16, 2014: Bingo. Doors open at 600pm. Bingo begins at 700pm
YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY SAYS COLD WEATHER IS THE PERFECT TIME TO CURL UP WITH A GOOD BOOK!
The Darlington Friends of HCPL will hold their January book sale on Saturday, January 11, from 10-2 in the library annex. We are collecting non-food items to be distributed to the community, so bring an item and get a free book!! At 2:00 on January 11, we will be holding the Friends Annual Meeting in the library annex. All members of the Friends of the Library are invited to attend. We will be electing officers and discussing some changes to the by-laws. Refreshments will be served. Just a reminder that while we are very happy to receive donations of books, we do ask that they be in saleable condition. We do not accept encyclopedias or world books. If you have books that are damaged, they can be recycled at the land fill for free. And, as always we need volunteers to help with shelving books before the sale and working at the sale. Please let us know if you would like to help out for a couple of hours the second Thursday of the month for shelving and the second Saturday of each month to work at the book sale.
Nancy Hume, Vice-President Darlington Friends of HCPL
FROM OUR SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS
Nearly 60 persons joined the Darlington Lions to kick off the season with the singing of Christmas carols and the lighting of the Christmas tree at the pharmacy. For Christmas, the Lions were able to provide food baskets and gift certificates to Dublin Market to nearly 40 families. This was enabled by the generosity of community members, businesses, and churches who donated to the Lions’ charitable foundation. We thank everyone who contributed along with those that regularly support our various fundraisers such as the chicken BBQ, Applefest food stand, fruit sales, Easter flower sale, monthly bingo, and spaghetti dinner.
The Darlington Lions wish the entire community Happy Holidays and thank you for your support so that the Lions can fulfill their commitment to serve the community.
The Rotary Club of North East announces their 23rd Annual Oyster Feast
Sunday, January 26, 2014 First Seating 1 PM – 3 PM, Second Seating: 4 PM – 6 PM
Location: The Wellwood: 523 Water Street Charlestown, Maryland
Cost: $55 per ticket thru January 12, $60 per ticket after January 12
Mail checks payable to: North East Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 367, North East, MD 21901
Order Tickets On-line @ www.rotaryclubofnortheast.org
The Rotary Club of North East is committed to addressing the ever-increasing needs of our community. By participating in the oyster feast you will be supporting the charitable efforts of the Rotary Club of North East, which include:
– Providing dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Cecil County
– Stocking food pantries for families in need
– Hosting an annual speech contest for high school students
– Sending high school students to a nationally recognized leadership program
– Giving a special needs child a week at Camp Fairlee
– Awarding scholarships to Cecil College students
– Maintaining and operating the Santa House in North East
– And much, much more!
MUSIC, MUSIC, MUSIC!
On Saturday, January 11 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse will host the award winning singer songwriter, Craig Bickhardt. (www.craigbickhardt.com)
Craig is a singer/songwriter of the old school – you can hear echoes of such ‘60s folk revival artists as Tom Rush, Gordon Lightfoot and Eric Andersen in his work. Added to this is the melodic sophistication of a Jimmy Webb or a Paul Simon, as well as a spare but telling lyric approach. “I admire songwriters like Woody Guthrie and poets like Robert Frost because they created functional art,” he says. “Too much music today is just for the singer, not for Everyman. I think of my work as a ‘Please Touch’ museum – I want my songs to be sung until they’re worn out. I think people come to my shows to be reminded that there’s something profound in the small stuff we experience every day. My goal is to get an audience to look deeper at the things we all take for granted.”
Craig wrote and sang songs for Tender Mercies, a country music-themed film starring Robert Duvall. This led to a lengthy residency in Nashville, where he saw his songs recorded by such legends as Ray Charles, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, the Judds, Tony Rice and Alison Krauss. In 2006 he returned to his Pennsylvania roots and fully came into his own as a solo performer. By the end of the decade, Craig had won a new legion of fans on the East Coast and beyond through opening gigs for the likes of Judy Collins and Kathy Mattea and club dates on his own.
Deer Creek Coffeehouse is located at 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD
Suggested donation: $10 for Adults and $5 for Students
Tickets only available at the door. Only cash and checks to Deer Creek Coffeehouse accepted. Homemade baked goods, snacks, coffee, tea, water available for purchase.
Email address: email@example.com
Contact: 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.
The Wilson Holiday Concert and Open House originally scheduled for Dec. 8th was cancelled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at 2:30pm. The concert will be held in Grace Memorial Church (1022 Main St., Darlington) with an open house following in the Wilson Center (1024 Main St.) . Please join us as we listen to sounds of the season and help the Wilson Center celebrate its 20th anniversary! All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call 410-836-3555.
NEWS FROM OUR CHURCHES
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish in Scarboro:
The Reverend Norval “Nick” H. McDonald, III, former Rector for Deer Creek Episcopal Parish and former supply priest for Ascension, is welcomed by our congregation as Priest-In-Charge effective January 1, 2014. Reverend McDonald’s contract, renewable annually and as approved by the Diocese of Maryland, calls for part-time services (10 hours weekly, an average of three Sundays a month) in addition to special holidays within the church calendar year as contracted.
Ascension has been blessed with two additional supply priests who have served our congregation faithfully for about five years. Reverend John McIntyre and Reverend Paul H. Moser will continue to provide service when Reverend McDonald is not available.
The service schedule for the month of January 2014 is as follows:
Sunday, January 5, 2014 — 9:30 a.m. — Reverend McDonald
10:30 a.m. — Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, January 12, 2014 — 9:30 a.m. — Reverend McIntyre
Sunday, January 19, 2014 — 9:30 a.m. — Reverend McDonald
Sunday, January 26, 2014 — 9:30 a.m. — Reverend McDonald.
In addition to the supply priests, Deacon Sarah Standiford has provided many years of service support to Ascension Church. The congregation expressed its appreciation to Deacon Sarah at it’s December 1, 2013 coffee hour. We wish her well in her retirement.
On December 15, 2013, the congregation honored Reverend Moser with a surprise reception and gift to commemorate his 50th anniversary of being ordained as an Episcopal priest. The actual date of ordination was December 18.
The congregation of The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish invites anyone in the community to join us for worship service sometime soon. For more information, please contact either of the following persons.
Timothy White, Senior Warden (717-456-5573), Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kornetha M. Wilmoth, Registrar (410-937-3879), Email: MommawinMD@aoll.com
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
Grace Memorial Church sends thanks to the Darlington Elementary School and the Darlington Post Office for sharing the food collected during their November/December food drives with the Darlington/Grace Food Distribution and the Twice Blessed Thrift Shop’s food pantry. The Food Distribution takes place every third Saturday at 9 a.m. A hot breakfast is served beginning at 8:30 a.m. The Thrift Shop food closet is open daily from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday Service at 9 a.m.
During the Season of Epiphany, we ask these questions: What are you seeking? What gifts do you bring? All are welcome!
1022 Main St. Darlington, MD
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS!
The Darlington Elementary PTA Is hosting a spring clothing drive to benefit the students at the school. We will collect used clothing, housewares, accessories and toys in the school parking lot April 7-11th. This is a great way to combine your spring cleaning with a convenient fundraiser for the Darlington Elementary School! Please email email@example.com with any questions.
The Crock-A-Doodle Doo Country Shop 2108 Shuresville Road, Darlington, MD 21034 www.thecrockadoodledoo.webs.com (410) 457 – 4010
Welcome to the Crock-A-Doodle Doo! We offer our customers a variety of merchandise including:
Antiques, Country Home Décor, Furniture
Amish Woodworks, Handmade Soap & Candles
Jewelry, And more…
Come check out our latest department… Rebecca’s “Shop name brand clothing without the name brand cost” This girly boutique has a closet full of: Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Jewelry, Accessories
THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Reminds us that we can help solve crimes by texting or emailing tips to:
HCSO CC# 2013-234648
Text message: Metro Crime Stoppers: Text “CRIMES” (274637)
Begin the message “MCS,” then add the information.
Phone: Harford Crime Solvers: Call 1-888-540-8477
Sheriff’s Office Creates Aviation Unit
[Harford County, Maryland December 3, 2013] — Sheriff L. Jesse Bane has announced the acquisition of a Bell OH-58 helicopter and the creation of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit.
Sheriff Bane explained he formed a committee in 2010 to study a proposal he received from an agency member to create an airborne law enforcement unit. “It was both important and necessary we explore this idea”, the Sheriff said, noting, “It is imperative we look closely at any and all assets, resources and most importantly, available technology, which we can use in law enforcement to better serve the public and protect our officers”. Over 13,000 law enforcement agencies throughout the United Sates have taken advantage of this program.
The Unit will be staffed by sheriff’s deputies who are already certified helicopter pilots, including one who is a 25+ year veteran member of the Sheriff’s Office and former Army pilot who is instrument rated; and a 16+ year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office who is a commercial rated helicopter pilot as well as a helicopter Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) and FAA Advanced Ground Instructor. The crew will also consist of Tactical Flight Officers (TFO). TFO’s will be law enforcement deputies who will be trained to observe and provide airborne law enforcement capabilities to the Unit.
“I cannot underscore enough its importance to our citizens and our mission”, the Sheriff said. The Aviation Unit, the Sheriff explained, will be involved in airborne law enforcement, critical missing persons, high risk calls and surveillance, homeland security/critical infrastructure assessment, marijuana eradication, disaster assessment, recovery and mitigation and as an asset to all law enforcement and public safety agencies. “Harford County occupies 447 square miles, contains significant critical infrastructure within its borders, boasts over 13,000 acres of park land and open space used by hikers, runners and bicyclists, 249 miles of shoreline, associated tributaries used for fishing, kayaking and boating, and a massive transportation infrastructure all of which requires law enforcement and public safety to have resources available to support and protect the people who live, work and play in that environment” the Sheriff said. The Sheriff also remarked that given this type of environment the helicopter will clearly serve as an agency asset.
The Sheriff explained initially the Unit will be a part-time unit and will be funded by asset forfeiture monies. “No tax dollars were used to create this unit”, Bane says. He estimates it will cost an average of $125,000 per year to maintain the aircraft, and cost an average of $300/hr to operate. Additionally, the sheriff says the agency has an extensive inventory of replacement parts valued at over one-million dollars.
The aircraft will use the call sign “Eagle 1” and will be hangered at the Forest Hill Business Airpark. Its FAA registration number is recorded as “N554HC” and was done so in honor of Deputy William McMillion. Deputy McMillion was an ardent supporter of this initiative and recently passed away.