EDGEWOOD: Better with EVERYONE’S Help!
Edgewood Community Council, P.O. Box 1182, Edgewood, MD 21040
A Thriving, Diverse and Compassionate Community that Welcomes All Citizens!
EDGEWOOD News SUPPLEMENTAL April 2009 Edition
Additions to the April Edition of the Edgewood Newsletter:
Several items have been brought to the Editor’s attention that were left our of the April issue. These articles are included herein. In addition, a number of persons on the regular email distribution list did not receive their April issue as their inboxes rejected the material as ‘undeliverable’ for it exceeded their word capacity. This was especially the case for Blackberry users. IF you did not get the regular April edition and would like a copy, please send me an email at Stuempfle@aol.com and I will send you a copy that excludes the three flyers (figures) that were attached as that accounted for much of the excess word length.
The Edgewood Recreation Council’s Baseball/Softball Program will be holding a Car Wash this Saturday, April 11th from 9:00AM to 3:00PM at the WalMart in Abingdon. This is a fundraiser to benefit the Baseball and Softball programs. There will also be a Bake Sale at the same time. The car wash is FREE and the program volunteers will be accepting donations. Please plan to come out and support this worthy cause!
Did you know that it is estimated that more than 9000 children reside in the Edgewood Communities? Yet, only about 300 participate in the excellent baseball and softball programs conducted by the Edgewood Recreation Council! The baseball and softball programs are healthy exercise for our children; they teach and practice sportsmanship, discipline and team play, provide a social outlet and enable interactions with real human beings and not just with machines! Let them learn about and play the great American sport of BASEBALL!
There is still time to register your children for this season. Age groups for boys are T-ball, 608, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-15. Age groups for girls are 4-7, 8-10, 11-12, and 13-18. We could use some more parents for coaching too. Let’s bring back those wonderful opening-day parades of children rooting for their team while enjoying the game of baseball of baseball and softball. Contact Joe Nance to register at 410-671-6511.
Sheriff’s Office Report:
(Submitted by Monica Worrell)
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to announce our newly established e-mail community. This e-mail community allows you, as members of your civic organizations, churches, associations and/or private citizens the ability to receive information from the Sheriff’s Office. This information may include; crime prevention topics, press releases, public service announcements, crime trend information and/or important safety information.
In order to subscribe to the e-mail community simply visit the home page of the Harford Country Sheriff’s Office at www.harfordsheriff.org and look for the “Stay Informed” box on the bottom of the page, just left of center. Type in your e-mail address and follow the prompts to choose the subject matter that you would like to receive information about. It takes less than five minutes. Sign up now.
Bicycle Safety Information
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office encourages bicycle safety. We have provided the following tips to make cycling safer. Please feel free to share them with a friend or family member. Remember, safe cycling is everyone’s responsibility.
Tips to Make Cycling Safer
* Wear a helmet with a hard outer shell
* Use proper hand signals
* Ride with traffic ( walk against traffic)
* Obey all traffic signs and signals
* Wear proper clothing
* Be bright at night – wear bright colors and reflectors
* Be cautious of storm drains, wet pavement and gravel
* Watch out for driveways and parked cars –
especially people opening car doors
* Stop and check for traffic before entering a roadway
* Be aware that dogs and small animals may chase the wheels
* Keep to the right side of traffic and in a single file
* Ride a proper sized bike
Kick off National Clean Commute Month with a Bike Rodeo! Bring your bike and helmet to the Abingdon Library, Friday May 8th from 5pm – 7:30pm. Two bike rodeo sessions will be offered. Since space is limited to 20 participants for each session, advance reservations through the library are required. The rodeo will explain bike safety to children ages 5-12 (please no training wheels).
Update on Bel Air TEA Party:
Subject: Non-Partisan Tea Party
For all concerned citizens and all taxpayers:
A Nationwide Tea Party is planned for April 15, 2009! The Tea Parties are intended to draw the attention of Washington, D.C. and Annapolis, MD Democrat and Republican lawmakers and to INSIST that the U. S. Constitution be adhered to and that the Rule of Law be followed! We the People want to restore the principles of Freedom, Justice, Security, Liberty, the Pursuit of Happiness and Fair Taxation, on which this great country was founded. We cherish values of Honesty, Integrity, Personal Responsibility, and Compassion for our neighbors and fellow citizens.
ALL concerned citizens and taxpayers who believe as we do are URGED to attend the local Tax Day Tea Party on April 15th from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. in downtown Bel Air in front of the Court House. Similar Maryland Tea Parties will take place in Havre de Grace, Annapolis, Westminster and Salisbury and in hundreds of towns and cities across our 50 states.
The organizers are grassroots volunteers and every day American citizens from across the country with a desire to restore and maintain our freedoms, fiscal responsibility and to reduce the overwhelming burden of debt on our children.
Attendees are requested to bring tea bag labels and stamped envelopes to send to your congressional representatives, make signs if desired (see http://www.marshbaby.com/teaparty for samples) and join with others who want to take back our democratic Republic! Please attend and share this notice with your friends and neighbors. Together we CAN make a difference!
For information, please contact Tony Passaro at 410-420-8951 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schedule of events follows:
Troop the colors……fife and drum recorded music
American Flag, “Do Not Tread” Flag, Maryland Flag
Stars Spangled Banner sung by Guest or Stephanie
Backed by recorded music
Pledge of Allegiance
Invocation by Pastor
Announces himself, Terry Hanley then reviews the agenda and speakers for the day. Recognizes contributions of DJ and sound man.
Speaker # 1 – 2
3rd Speaker Thomas Payne
Stephanie leads audience in Tea Party Anthem
Backed by recorded music. Lyrics in audience.
10. Speakers 4 – 6
11. York Pa Gal leads audience in “Battle Hymn of the Republic” Backed by recorded music
12. Speakers 7 – 10
13. Gary Johnson leads crowd in singing “Ooops There Goes”
backed by recorded music. Lyrics in Audience
14. Tea Dumping Ceremony – Colonials Bring Tea Chest to front of platform, open it and Terry asks audience to deposit their tea bags in it (have a supply of bags for those that do not)
15. Colonials, with great deliberation, close the chest and march it to a wading pool emblazoned with a sign “BOSTON HARBOUR” and then with ceremony and solemnity dump the tea into the “HARBOUR”.
16. Terry Reminds audience of Tea Party at Havre De Grace at 4:00 PM
17. Stephanie leads audience in singing “God Bless America”………….
18. Fife and drum Music starts, Colors are trooped off the
platform, event ends, clean up starts.
Colonials will man a registration table under a sign “WANTED AMERICAN PATRIOTS – HELP TAKE BACK AMERICA LONG HOURS, NO PAY, GRATIFYING WORK”
Event End: Staff and who ever wants to will retire to Magurks for a much deserved libation……………..
Congratulations to one of our own!
The Rev. Yvetta Jackson of Edgewood has been wheelchair bound for 15 years but that in no way keeps her from working for our community. Yvetta was honored earlier this year as the first Harford County citizen to be chosen as a Leader in Disability Policy for the State of Maryland. To become a Leader in Disability Policy, Yvetta completed an intensive six-month course of instruction taught by the Coordinating Center for Home and Community Care, Inc., located in Millersville. The training prepares people with disabilities and those passionate about disability policy on how to advocate for change. Mark Stanton, owner of Pinkton Transportation in Harford County, generously donated all of the transportation from her apartment in Lakeview to Annapolis and return.
Yvette has made a vow to overcome her obstacles and is now working in our community to solve problems. As an example, practically every other week, she, along with her personal caregiver, greets employees of the Harford County Public Library Rolling Reader program to receive about two dozen large print books
for senior citizens. After getting the books, she delivers them to her elderly and physically challenged neighbors. According to Yvetta, about 42 seniors participate in the program in her community and there are about 12 avid readers.
Yvetta says she likes to leave a positive impression on people and her “vision and focus is to be a blessing to someone.” “It all started with not giving up,” she says, and her message to all of us is:
“Remember not to give up. If you have people in a nursing home, go visit them.” Congratulations and we hope all of our readers heed your words of advice!
David J. Goodwin Reports:
(Project Manager, Harford County Parks and Recreation)
Please be informed that our Fence Company (Best Fence) will be at Edgewood Center next week to install the 6’ high fence between Magnolia Woods and the Center. They have placed marks in orange paint along the woods to show the crew the location for installation. It will be going along the woods from the storm water pond fence up to the neighbors with the white picket fence as agreed by myself and Brad from Aspen Property Management.