From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
The 21034 E-News Bulletin is taking the summer off!
No issues in June, July or August.
The issue of the 21034 E-News Bulletin that you are enjoying is a result of a conversation over lunch nearly 5 years ago. Nancy Dilliplane had arrived in Darlington as the new rector of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and invited leaders of Darlington’s various faith communities over for lunch. The conversation turned to how much people were missing the newsletter that the Wilson Ministry Center had published (it had ceased production in 2009 due to the cost of postage and challenges of bulk mail).
Why not publish an electronic news bulletin, the group wondered? Community groups could email information about their upcoming events and once a month we could assemble whatever information we had and email it out to anyone who wished to subscribe. The 21034 E-News Bulletin was born!
Our first issue was four pages and it was sent to about 40 people. We had an editorial staff of 8.
Here it is, five years later and our subscriber list includes over 400 email addresses. Our little newsletter is often 10 or 12 pages long. We created a Darlington-Dublin Facebook page that carries much of the news in the newsletter. Local papers pick up and reprint our event listings. And our editorial staff has shrunk to 2 people: Nancy Dilliplane and Jane Howe.
Sadly, Nancy is leaving Darlington at the end of May to become the rector of a church in Pennsylvania. (She hates to leave the people and the town she has grown to love in these last 5 years!) Jane, in light of losing her partner in e-News crime, has elected to take the summer off from producing the E-News Bulletin. She will, however, maintain the Facebook page, so you can still report and receive community news that way.
Will the e-News Bulletin return in the fall? That is up to you, our subscribers. Perhaps the Facebook page will replace it. But if you value the 20134 e-Newsletter and the information it brings you about our community, and hate to see it disappear, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Jane cannot continue the publication as its sole editor. If you value the publication and wish to join the editorial staff, send an email to that effect, and we’ll have some meetings and trainings over the summer. It’s not difficult, but it does require some time.
See you in September (?)
–Nancy and Jane
News from the Library
May 9, 2015 at 11 a.m.: an Outdoor Program of Messy Painting and Art Activities in celebration of Children’s Book Week. J Kids (and adults) will have the opportunity to make some interesting and fun art projects.
May 9, 2015: Library Annex Sale: Bag of Books for a Buck. (We supply the bags) No talking books or DVD’s in this deal but still – great reads are possible. Also will have lovely trees – each for a $2.00 donation. Drop in! Prep now for a long hot summer!
May 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. : Kids Garden Club. We will plan a rainbow garden that we’ll plant at the community gardens in Francis Silver Park. This will be ongoing through the summer, so come help us get it started! All ages are welcome.
Also in May, we have a program for preschoolers every Thursday at 11 am (before the library opens). The first and third Thursdays are Pre-hours Preschool Parties, which are storytimes for children birth-5. The second Thursday is DUPLO Club, where they can build with DUPLOs, blocks, and other building toys, and the fourth Thursday is Play to Learn, which is a playtime based on early literacy skills and practices.
News from the Harford County Humane Society
Quarter Auction: May 29 2015
At the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company 2600 Castleton Rd. Darlington MD 21034
Doors open at 6 pm, Auction begins at 7 pm. Paddles are $3 each or 3 for $5
All proceeds benefit homeless animals at the Humane Society of Harford County!
A Message from the Fire Department
May is a great time to do a home safety check.
1. Do you have a family escape plan, in case of fire? Does everyone know where to go outside to assemble? Remember to pick 1 location for the entire family. And, inform your visitors of your plan.
2. Do you have fresh supplies for a severe storm? Cases of bottled water, breakfast bars, and don’t forget the pet food.
3. Rake those leaves away from your house and out buildings. Brush fires spread quickly.
4. Do you have your family member contact information written down? Sometimes, your cell phone battery goes dead. What was that phone number?
5. Are you prepared for power outages? It is amazing how much we rely on electricity to do everything.
For tips on these, and other emergencies, stop by either of our Fire Stations. We have brochures, and other information for you. Remember, we are your Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. Since 1949, Neighbors helping neighbors. –Dave Weissert
News from the Wilson Ministry Center
Register now for 2015 Summer Fun Camp at the Wilson Ministry Center.
Activities include: recreation, arts & crafts, cooking, games, special programs/visitors, storytelling, sports demos, water play, drama, music and more!
9-week program for children ages 5 – 14 June 22 – August 21 $100 per week (children attending less than 5 days per week – $25 per day). Hours: Monday – Friday 7:00am to 6:00 pm
Please contact Carol Galicki at the Center 443-616-1528 or Email: email@example.com for more information . Pick up a registration form at the Wilson Ministry Center, 1024 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
Also at the Wilson Ministry Center:
Senior Movie Matinee – May 27, 2015, 1:00 PM, Grace Church – Parish Hall (1022 Main St., Darlington)
May’s Movie: Seabiscuit
Please join us Wednesday, May 27th, 1:00 PM as we celebrate the horse racing season and look back on the story of one of the most successful thoroughbreds of all time! As always, movie is free and transportation available. Please call Barbara at the Wilson Ministry Center – 410-836-3005.
News from the Health Department
The Harford County Health Department (HCHD) is sponsoring its annual rabies vaccination clinics for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are at least three months of age on Sunday, May 3rd, 2015, from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Aberdeen Volunteer Fire Dept. — Corner of Rogers & Franklin Sts., Aberdeen
Jarrettsville Volunteer Fire Dept. — 3825 Federal Hill Rd., Jarrettsville
Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Dept. — Rte. 7 & Mountain Rd. (Route 152), Joppa
Darlington Volunteer Fire Dept. — 1209 Castleton Rd. (near intersection of Rts. 1 & 623), Darlington
Pet owners wishing to take advantage of the clinics and save time are encouraged to download vaccination forms, available online at the health department’s website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com . Forms must be completed using a ball-point pen and brought with the pet to the clinic. In order for pets to be vaccinated at the clinic sites, dogs must be on a leash, while cats and ferrets should be secured in cages. No animals other than dogs, cats, and ferrets will be vaccinated.
Mr. David Reiher, Rabies Clinic Coordinator, kindly requests that patrons bring the exact amount of cash necessary to vaccinate their animals.
Rabies vaccination of dogs, cats, and ferrets is required by Maryland law. Certificates issued at the clinics provide the necessary proof of vaccination for dog licensing in Harford County. For more information about the clinics, please call the Health Department at 410-877-2300 or visit the Harford County Health Department’s website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com.
Also from the Health Department
The month of April was observed nationally as Alcohol Awareness Month. However, while the month has come to a close, the Harford County Health Department Behavioral Health Division reminds the public that issues of alcohol abuse and addiction remain an everyday concern. An estimated 16.6 million Americans have an alcohol use disorder, a medical term describing a range of mild, moderate and severe alcohol-related problems.
The Harford County Health Department Behavioral Health Division offers a wide range of age appropriate services both to adults and adolescents to help deal with these problems. For more information, please contact the Health Department at www.harfordcountyhealth.com
News from the Sheriff’s Department
Please see Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler’s video message introducing the new Harford County Sheriff’s Office website. The link is below.
To see the new website, visit www.harfordsheriff.org.
Conowingo Community Meeting
Join us on May 13th for a discussion and group conversation about the Conowingo Dam, the Maryland legislative session and our new Support Conowingo Dam Community Partners Program. Hear from a relicensing expert, meet local community partners and share your ideas for future gatherings and activities in support of the dam.
Location: Conowingo Visitor’s Center, 4948 Conowingo Rd. Conowingo, MD
Date : Wednesday, May 13th at 6:00pm
Doors open at 5:30, event starts at 6:00
Refreshments will be served
To RSVP, please email RSVP@SupportConowingoDam.com
As always, you can support the Conowingo Dam by:
• Liking us on Facebook • Following us on Twitter • Signing our Petition
DUBLIN COUNTRY FAIR FUNDRAISER
BURGER KING IN HICKORY
May 14, 2015
5 TO 8 PM
PLEASE COME OUT
News from our Churches
DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH PARKING LOT
1528 Whiteford Road, Street, Maryland
JUNE 13, 2015 from 7 AM – 2 PM
PIT BEEF AND DRINKS for sale
PROCEEDS BENEFIT OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Ascension Episcopal Church
On Sunday, April 12, 2015, our congregation reluctantly bid a fond farewell to The Reverend and Mrs. Nick McDonald. Reverend McDonald has served as Priest-in-Charge at our little Episcopal Church for a year and four months. He and his lovely wife, Jan, are moving to Asheville, NC, to be close to family. They will both be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers go with them as they prepare for this next chapter in their lives.
Supply priests will continue to serve as worship leaders for Ascension for the time being.
MAY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 5 Easter– Supply to be announced – Children’s Church, Possible Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 6 Easter – Supply to be announced – Mother’s Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Ascension Day Service – Reverend John McIntyre, Supply
6:00 p.m. – Covered Dish
7:00 p.m. – Communion Service
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 7 Easter – Supply to be announced – Vestry Meeting
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Pentecost – Supply to be announced — Guild Meeting
Sunday, May 31, 2015 — 1 Pentecost/Trinity Sunday – Morning Prayer with Hugh Griffith
JUNE 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday, June 7, 2015 – 2 Pentecost – Rev. John McIntyre , Supply – Children’s Church & End of School Year Celebration
Sunday, June 14, 2015 – 3 Pentcost – Supply to be announced
Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 4 Pentecost – Supply to be announced – Father’s Day
Sunday, June 28, 2015 – 5 Pentecost – Rev. John McIntyre, Supply — Vestry Meeting
Kornetha M. Wilmoth, Registrar
News from the Deer Creek Coffeehouse
Well, we’re down to our last two shows of the season. Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes acclaimed singer-songwriters, Jan Krist & Jim Bizer, to the stage on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 pm. Krist & Bizer hail from the Detroit, MI area and bring with them wonderful finger style guitar playing, lush harmonies, intelligent and insightful lyrics. plenty of groove and an infectious playfulness. They’ve been honored as winners or finalists from such entities as The Great American Song Contest, Kerrville Folk Festival (TX), Mountain Stage NewSong (WV) and the Detroit Music Awards. Krist has opened for Shawn Colvin, Lyle Lovett and John Gorka.
I caught their show last year at the Southeast Regional Folk Alliance (SERFA) conference near Asheville, NC when they headlined, i.e., formal showcase presenters, with last month’s artists, Jon Vezner & Don Henry. So if you enjoyed last month’s show you’ll love Jan Krist & Jim Bizer. (www.jankristandjimbizer.com)
Here’s a little video of the song, “Charcoal Sky” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaDmDg152JI#t=72)
Deer Creek Coffeehouse is located in the Parish Hall of Grace Memorial Episcopal Church, 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD. Suggested donation is $10 for adults and $5 for students. You can’t beat the price for the level of talent that comes thru the door. Only cash and checks written to Deer Creek Coffeehouse are accepted. Homemade baked goods, coffee, tea, soda, and water are available for purchase. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Get there early as shows this year have been filling fast!
Deer Creek Coffeehouse has been assisted by grants from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Arts Board.
Contact: Jeff King, 443-877-7125 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Maryland Extension Water Clinic
The University of Maryland Extension is offering a Well and Septic Clinic
at the Extension office, 2335 Rock Spring Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050.
Kick-off Meeting: Sat., May 9 10 to 11 am
Water drop off: Tues., May 26, 7:30 to 9 am
Info Session: Sat. , June 27, 9:3- to noon
Registration is required and limited to 30 people. The cost is $79.00 including water testing for over 10 contaminants.
For more information on location and dates of upcoming clinics or to ask specific questions about the program, contact Karen Aspinwall at 410-996-8133 or email@example.com.