From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
Hosanna School Museum Offers Summer Programs
Monday, August 8, 2011 – August 12, 2011
Heritage Week at the Hosanna School Museum
Please join us for Summer Fun at the Hosanna School Museum
Crafts, History, Storytelling, Underground Railroad Tour, Nature Walks, Living History, Picnic and more. 10-2 daily; Ages 6-12.
$30 per child. Bring a bag lunch.
Registration required. Call 410-939-6034 for form.
Save the Date: Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM
Genealogy Workshop with Reginald Bishop.
Wilson Ministry Center Fall Art Show
Calling All Artists!!! You are invited to be a part of a fine arts show and sale sponsored by the Wilson Ministry Center on Friday, September 23, through Sunday, September 25 at Grace Memorial Episcopal Church. A wine and cheese reception with live musical entertainment will be held on Friday night from 6:30pm to 9pm. The show is open to all artists in Harford, Cecil, Baltimore and York counties. Please mail 3 photos of your work to Nancy Welsh, 2122 Shuresville Road, Darlington, MD 21034. A tax deductible $15 entry fee is required. Make check payable to the Wilson Ministry Center. Deadline is August 31. No prints, computer generated art or photographs will be accepted. For more information, call Nancy at 410-457-4767.
Wilson Ministry Center Before & After School Program
Openings are available in our Before & After School Program for the fall. Pre-registration forms can be mailed or emailed to those interested. Please call the Wilson Center at 410-836-3555 or email at: email@example.com. The program is open to children attending either Darlington Elementary or Havre de Grace Middle Schools in grades K-8. Hours are from 7am to 8:30am and 3pm to 6pm. Registration fee per family is $25. Thank you!!
SUMMER FAMILY PIZZA AND MOVIE NIGHT
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church and the Wilson Ministry Center invite you to Wednesday night pizza dinner and the showing of a family friendly movie:
Wednesday, August 10—Gnomeo and Juliette Pizza dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. Movie begins at 6:30 p.m.
Grace Memorial Episcopal Church announces Education for Ministry
Beginning in September, Grace Memorial Church will offer an ecumenical education program open to any interested adult.
Education for Ministry is a small group program that teaches one how to think theologically, deepens one’s faith and understanding of the Christian heritage and provides opportunity to discern and undertake Christian ministry in the church and in the world. Our focus this year will be an in depth study of the Old Testament.
For more information, or to register for a class, please call or email Nancy Dilliplane (Rector of Grace Memorial Church, Darlington) firstname.lastname@example.org or 443-752-9684.
Lions Club News
The Darlington Lions Club and Darlington United Methodist Church will be having a chicken BBQ dinner at the DVFC social hall on Saturday, August 27 from 3-7 p.m. Menu includes half a BBQ chicken, homemade potato salad and cole slaw, green beans, roll, desert, and iced tea or coffee. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Carryout orders are also available. Contact Jo-Ann Supik, 410-836-3663, or Larry Burton, 410-457-8787 for additional information. Save the date and check the newsletter or our website (http://darlingtonmd.lionwap.org).
Bingo Every Third Thursday
Don’t forget about CASH bingo at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Hall on Thursday, August 18. It’s hot outside. Come cool off in our air conditioned social hall. Doors open at 6pm with bingo starting at 7pm. Proceeds benefit the DVFC and Darlington Elementary PTA and Darlington Lions Club.
DUBLIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
1528 Whiteford Road, Street, Maryland 21154
(410) 836-3647 – Church Office
August 1-5 is Vacation Bible School.
The theme is Inside out, Upside down, on Main St.
From 5-6 PM a light supper will be served.
The program runs from 6-8:30 PM.
Advanced registration is requested by calling the church office or e-mail us at email@example.com
Darlington Elementary School Reunion
The Darlington Elementary School Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011 at the Darlington Fire Company Social Hall. The time is from 12 noon to 4 p.m. A buffet will be served at 1 p.m. and the cost is $20 per person. Please respond no later than September 6 to Catherine Murphy Kilminster, 1 Oakmont Circle, New Freedom, PA 17349. The phone number is 717-235-4350 and the email address is Cathyk3654@comcast.net. Please indicate the period of years that you attended Darlington School.
If you are sending a check, please make it payable to Darlington School Reunion.
The Reunion is open to anyone who attended Darlington School. Many people bring pictures of their school days and are encouraged to do so as everyone enjoys them. It’s a great opportunity to see old friends and spend some time with them reminiscing about the good old days.
Harford County Health Department
HEALTH DEPARTMENT RESPONDS TO LEAD LEVELS FOUND IN SOME RESIDENTIAL WELL WATER SAMPLES
Bel Air, MD- July 28, 2011 – Following up on reports from residents of the Grafton Ridge community concerning levels of lead in well water samples, the Harford County Health Department is collaborating with local and State authorities in evaluating the situation and to providing appropriate public health precautions for residents.
Harford County Health Officer Susan Kelly commented that, “Although lead is generally not found in ground water in Harford County, the Harford County Health Department takes these concerns seriously.
Lead in water above the EPA action level (15 parts per billion per liter of water) can cause adverse health effects if the lead enters the bloodstream. Our primary concern is for children under six years of age and pregnant women, both groups of which are at highest risk. Most studies show that exposure to lead-
contaminated water alone would not likely elevate blood lead levels in adults.”
Lead is not typically found in the groundwater in Harford County, but may be present in various plumbing fixtures, adapters, pipe fittings, and other parts of the water distribution system. Due to the acidic (corrosive) nature of the groundwater in Harford County, plumbing fixtures containing lead may begin to leach
the contaminant into the drinking water.
Ms. Kelly further clarified, “Public water systems are regulated by the EPA and are required to provide water containing less than 15 parts per billion lead per liter of water. The public can obtain water quality data through your local water service provider. However, homes and businesses utilizing private well water supplies are not regulated by the EPA. Once wells are placed into service, they become the responsibility of homeowners, and residents of homes with wells are reminded to have water periodically sampled and tested for lead and any other potential contaminants.”
Lead is a naturally occurring bluish-gray metal found in small amounts on the earth’s outer layer and can be found in many different materials and in all parts of our environment. Much of it comes from human activities including burning fossil fuels, mining, and manufacturing. It can still be found in lead-based paint, batteries, metal products such as solder and pipes, and devices to shield X-rays. Because of health concerns, the use and amount of lead in household and everyday products has been regulated and seriously reduced. As a result, incidence of lead poisoning now is much less today than it was 30 years ago.
However, lead does not occur naturally in the body and rarely occurs naturally in water. Rather, it usually is absorbed into the water from the delivery system. Previously, lead pipes were the main contributor to high lead levels in tap water, but these have since been replaced by the use of PVC pipe. Other sources
include parts of the water delivery system such as lead solder used to join copper pipes, brass in faucets, and valves. Although brass usually contains low lead levels, the lead can still dissolve into the water, especially when the fixtures are new or if exposed to water with higher acidity levels.
Areas identified most frequently as being at greatest risk include homes with lead paint and where copper piping still is used in plumbing. The level of lead in paint chips and paint dust, either accidentally inhaled or ingested, generally create a much higher risk of toxicity than lead ingested by drinking water.
As a precaution, the Health Department encourages local residents with concerns about lead levels in their well water to continue using bottled drinking water as well as flushing individual faucets prior to drinking it or cooking with it. Any time a particular faucet has not been used for approximately six hours or more, the system can be flushed by running the cold water for about one or two minutes or until the water becomes noticeably colder to the touch. Water flushed from the tap can be used to water plants, wash dishes or clothing, or clean. Because human skin does not absorb lead from water, bathing and showering are safe for adults and children.
Excellent resources for information about lead contamination in drinking water include the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov and the Environmental Protection Agency website at www.epa.gov . For additional information on lead contamination, contact the Harford County Health Department, visit the Health Department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com or by calling 410-612-1771.
Summer’s here and the local swimming pool is open! The Conowingo Swimming Pool, a property of the Exelon Corporation, is open daily from 11am to 7pm until September 5. Daily admission rates are $4 per person over three years of age and $3 per person after 3pm. Membership rates are also available. Call 410-457-5554 for membership information. The pool is located at 4948 Conowingo Road in Darlington near the Conowingo Dam. The 2011 Event Schedule includes plenty of family fun with crafts, movies, games and contests, plus music. A snack bar serves up food and beverages.
DDCC August Meeting
The August 17 meeting will be held at the Emergency Operations Center located at 2220 Ady Road in Forest Hill. A tour of the facility will kick off the meeting at 7:00pm. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Jane Howe at firstname.lastname@example.org to save a space.
Wilson Ministry Center Summer Camp
The 2011 Wilson Summer Fun Camp is well under way! Activities include recreation, arts and crafts, cooking, games, special programs/visitors, storytelling, sports demos, water play, music and more! Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 5:30pm for ages 5-15 years. The cost is $95 per week. Space is limited and some weeks are already filled, but some spaces remain. Call 410-836-3555 or email email@example.com for more information.
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE
-are you interested in taking training, and being ready to aid your neighbors when they are sick, hurt, or injured? Come see us! We will get you on the road to taking training to become an Emergency Medical Technician, a Firefighter, or to help us provide community service and raise money in our rental hall.
-we are also looking for folks that can help us maintain computer records, enter data, and keep our web page current.
-cleaning, waxing, mowing, washing and welding are also skills we are always looking for help in.
Neighbors helping neighbors, since 1949. We are – THE Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. (Ask us about the tax benefits of joining)
August 14 Breakfast 7:30am – 11:30am
September 11 Breakfast 7:30am – 11:30am
October 4 (Tuesday night) 7:00pm – Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detector training, open to the public. 2600 Castleton Road
October 6 (Thursday night) 7:00pm fire extinguisher training, classroom and hands on. 2600 Castleton road
October 7 (Friday night) Friday Night at the Movies. 7:00pm. FAMILY MOVIE, popcorn and iced tea provided, 260 Castleton road
October 8 (Saturday) Firefighter Olympics. 10:00am – 1:00pm. 2600 Castleton road. Come watch your favorite Firefighters compete in 10 stations, testing their skills and strength!
October 9- (Sunday) ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE 9:00am till 12:00 noon. Engine rides, dunk tank, balloon clown, prizes, demonstrations and more. Fun for the whole family! FREE!
Call 410-638-3760 with any questions at any time. Visit us at www.Darlingtonvfc.org.
Franklin Baptist Church Homecoming
The Franklin Baptist Church, 2106 Franklin Church Road, will host Pastor David Fox, Darlington native currently pastoring in Greeneville, TN, for the morning Homecoming Service at 11:00 AM on Sunday, August 28, 2011. After the morning service there will be a covered dish dinner in the fellowship hall followed by an afternoon singing service.
Harford Friends School Taste of Excellence 2011
Greetings! Mark your calendars now for the 2011 Taste of Excellence on Sunday, October 23 from 1:45-4:30 pm, hosted by the Maryland Golf & Country Club in Bel Air, MD.
Our honorary host this year is WBAL-TV Anchor/Reporter Sarah Caldwell. This wine tasting event benefits the financial aid program at Harford Friends School.
For more information, call 410-452-5507 or 410-638-7766 or visit www.harfordfriends.org or www.jimsbottleworks.com. Ticket sales begin September 6.
And it’s not too late to become a sponsor! Call Harford Friends School at 410-452-5507 for more information. We hope to see you there!
Darlington Library Book Sale
There will be no book sale in August.
The next sale will take place on Saturday, September 10.
Twice Blessed Thrift Shop
Open daily from 10am until 12:30pm. No Sunday hours. Located on Shuresville Road opposite Darlington United Methodist Church. Food donations are given to those in need. Clothing sells for $4.00 a bag. Donations of food, in particular frozen meats and pantry staples, are always needed. Gently used clothing for all family members are appreciated by local families.
Calendar of Regular Monthly Events in the 21034 Zipcode
The 21034 Community E-News is emailed to any person wishing to receive it on the 1st of each month. Deadline for submitting articles is the 15th of each month. Articles are welcome but may be edited due to space.
21034 Community E-News Editors: Nancy Dilliplane (Grace Memorial Church), Jane Howe (Darlington Community), Velta Mahon (Deer Creek Harmony Presbyterian), Sarah Standiford (Episcopal Deacon), and Mara Walter (Deer Creek Friends Meeting).