From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
We hope you enjoy this issue of the 21034 E-News Bulletin. It marks the end of our first year and starts the new one with Issue 1 of Volume 2 in 2012. So, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Our goal is to provide a paper-free communication about news and events in our community. We are relying on civic and faith community leaders and individual subscribers to share this publication with their friends and members via email, or by printing out hard copies to share with those who do not have email. The E-News editors print a very limited number of hard copies of each volume. Please help us by printing your own hard copies, or passing your electronic copy along to others who you feel would like to receive it.
Getting There Ride Share – Transportation for Seniors!
Do you enjoy driving? Do you like to help people? If so, we have the perfect job for you!
Consider becoming a volunteer driver for the Getting There Ride Share program! GTRS is a new senior rideshare program operating out of the Wilson Ministry Center in Darlington. The program provides low-cost transportation for seniors age 60 and older who live in the northern portion of Harford County. Rides can be for any purpose – medical appointments, grocery shopping, social outings with friends, trips to the mall or any other transportation need that makes the lives of our senior residents more enjoyable.
Now recruiting! Volunteer drivers Seniors in need of transportation
Volunteer Drivers must be eighteen years of age or older with good driving records. You can volunteer two, three or more hours per month or whatever suits your schedule. Volunteer drivers also have the option of specifying the destinations where they are able to drive and can request gas mileage reimbursement, if needed (limitations apply). Senior passengers need to complete application forms with emergency contact information (all files are kept confidential). Requests for rides need to be made three days in advance.
For further information please contact the Getting There Ride Share Office at 410-836-3005 or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Getting There Ride Share Office 1024 Main St., Darlington, MD 21034
Darlington Lions Club News
The Darlington Lions Club was able to assist 46 families for Christmas, providing food baskets to all and toys for the children. We extend thanks to the many different individuals and organizations that helped make this possible. Many people responded to our appeal for tax deductible donations to our 501c(3) foundation that provided the bulk of the funding to purchase the food. We also applaud the generosity of all who attended and contributed to the collection taken at the community Thanksgiving service held at St. James AME Church that was used for the project. The Girls Scouts in our local troop also again donated toys that surely helped bring smiles to children Christmas day.
To continue on the theme of thanks – we thank all who support our regular fundraisers such as the fruit sales, Easter Flower sale, monthly bingo, chicken BBQ, Applefest booth, etc. Without this support, we would not be able to meet the various needs of our community. You can also support us throughout the year by donating your aluminum cans to the trailer placed next to the pharmacy. If you’d like to make even a bigger contribution to the community, consider becoming a Lion member – contact Larry Burton, email@example.com for information.
DDCC – Darlington Dublin Community Council
Wednesday, January 18, marks the season opener of the 2012 DDCC series. Meetings are held at the Conowingo Visitor Center located on Route 1 just south of the Conowingo Dam at 7:00 PM on the third Wednesday of the month. This is your opportunity for input into what is happening in the 21034 area. Meetings are open to the public. Minutes of past meetings are posted on the Harford County website. Go to www.harfordcountymd.gov and click on Community Council in the left hand column. Select Darlington/Dublin.
Season’s Greetings from Harford Friends School
Thank you for being a part of our school community and for supporting Harford Friends, its students, teachers, program, and future with your contributions.
Whether you send a check or use your credit card online, your gift is tax-deductible.
Notice: Harford Friends School, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization–donations to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. A copy of our current financial statement is available upon request by contacting Harford Friends School, PO Box 200, 708 Highland Road, Street, MD 21154. Documents and information submitted to the State of Maryland under the Maryland Charitable Solicitations Act are available from the Office of the Secretary of State for the cost of copying and postage.
From the Office of the Harford County Sheriff
As each New Year rolls around, we are inclined to make a “New Year’s resolution,” and decide that this is the year that we will stick with it. Resolutions normally consist of weight loss goals, exercising, eating healthier, or quitting bad habits. While these resolutions are certainly important, why not make one more. Make a resolution that not only impacts you, but your family, work place and community. This year, do something different. Make a resolution not only with yourself, but with others to practice crime prevention and personal safety in your community.
Home and Personal Safety
– Always be aware of your surroundings
– Always make sure all doors and windows are locked in your house and car
– Try to park in well-lighted areas with good visibility, close to walkways, stores, and people
– Always keep your passwords private
– Avoid giving out your personal information
– Only order things online from websites you know and trust
– Start or join a Neighborhood Watch group in your area
– Organize neighborhood clean-up days to pick up litter, paint over graffiti, plant flowers, or repair broken equipment in playgrounds
– Always ensure walkways and streets are well-lit
– Get to know your neighbors – work together to keep your neighborhood safe
Making a safety resolution is a great way to get yourself in the habit of practicing crime prevention, but also a way to make others aware of it. Start small by incorporating safety tips into your every day routine. You can contact the community policing unit office nearest you, for more tips on how to help make crime prevention a regular part of your daily life at home, on the computer, and in your community.
Editor’s Note: The Darlington Community Policing Office is located at 1024 Main Street in the Wilson Ministry Center, 410-638-3713.
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). Dear Readers: 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.