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Primary Election Candidates Forum on Friday, April 25, 2014
You are invited to attend a Darlington Dublin Community Council (DDCC) Candidates Forum on Friday, April 25, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:00pm in the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company (DVFC) social hall located at 2600 Castleton Road in Darlington. The DDCC has arranged this event in an effort to promote citizen interest in actively taking part in the affairs of government. Candidates will be given two minutes to make an opening statement. Questions will be solicited from the audience on cards which will be provided to them. Sixty (60) seconds will be provided to respond to these questions. Questions should be directed to all candidates for the same office and must be of general interest to Harford County rather than of a personal nature pertaining to one particular family’s needs or wishes. Each candidate will also have an opportunity for a 60 second closing statement.
All candidates on the ballot from the following offices have been invited: County Executive, County Council President, County Council District D, Clerk of the Court, Register of Wills, Sheriff, Board of Education District D and F, State Senator District 35, and Delegate District 35B. Whether candidates are contested or unopposed, they will have an opportunity to state their case in this local community forum.
Please set aside Friday, April 25, 2014, for this Candidates Forum now. For your convenience, the DVFC will be opening their kitchen to sell light dinner fare. The building will be open at 5:00pm. This is your opportunity to meet the primary candidates and ask questions prior to the upcoming election. Early voting runs from June 12 to 19 and Election Day is June 24. Keep up to date on Facebook. “LIKE” the DDCC Facebook page by searching Darlington Dublin Community Council.
19th Annual Dublin Country Fair — Saturday May 3, 2014
Looking for something fun for your family? Come out to the Dublin Country Fair!
The 19th annual Dublin Country Fair will be held on the grounds of Dublin Elementary School, Saturday May 3, 2014, rain or shine from 10am to 3pm. The day offers something for all ages.
The fair starts out with a fabulous parade at 10 am. Have an antique car you’d like to show everyone? Or a community group that would like to be in the parade? Sign up to participate! It’s FREE! Parade participants include antique cars, tractors, floats, fire and rescue apparatus and marching units.
The parade is followed by a family-friendly fair, with live entertainment starting at 11am. Come join the fun! The fair includes many craft vendors, delicious food and numerous children’s games.
For more information please contact us through our website, www.dublincountryfair.org, email email@example.com or phone 410-457-5442.
You may have heard the rumors that this is the LAST Dublin Country Fair and that would be true. Unless new volunteers step up to help this event not only survive, but THRIVE, this will be the swan song.
NEWS FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITY
“Leaders and other Interested members of our local faith communities are invited to meet at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 2 at Deer Creek Friends Meeting for a bring your own bag lunch.”
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish
The Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154
Ascension Church, Scarboro, has been around for many years. Our congregation is growing and we warmly welcome all new
visitors. Come check us out! For more information, please contact Senior Warden Tim White at 443-643-6301 or Registrar Netha
Wilmoth at 410-937-3879.
Sunday, April 6, 2014 — Lent 5
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service
10:30 a.m. — All Help Coffee Hour
5:00 p.m. — Lenten Study — “Where Is God When It Hurts?”
Sunday, April 13, 2014 — Palm Sunday
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service and Children’s Church
4:00 p.m. — Lenten Covered Dish Supper
5:00 p.m. — Final Lenten Study — “Where Is God When It Hurts?”
Friday, April 18, 2014 — Good Friday
7:30 p.m. — Somber Communion Service
Sunday, April 20, 2014 — Easter Sunday
9:30 a.m. — Special Easter Communion Service
Sunday, April 27, 2014 — 2 Easter — The Reverend John McIntyre
9:30 a.m. — Communion Service
10:30 a.m. — Ladies Guild Meeting
News from Grace Memorial Episcopal Church
Holy Week Services:
April 13, 2014 Palm Sunday—Liturgy of the Palms, Passion Story, Holy Eucharist 9 a.m.
Tuesday, April 15, 2014—Stations of the Cross in music, word and art 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014—Tenebrae: A service of prayer and meditation 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 17, 2014—Maundy Thursday: Footwashing, Holy Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar 7:30 p.m.
Good Friday, April 18, 2014—noon and 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 19, 2014 The Great Vigil of Easter 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 20, 2014 Easter Day Service 9 a.m.
EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday, April 12, 2014
10:00 a.m. at the Wilson Ministry Center, 1024 Main St. Darlington, MD 21034
Free food distribution – Grace Church Parish Hall – Easter Donations Needed!
Please consider donating the free turkey or ham you will receive from your local grocery store to a needy family for Easter. Donations can be dropped off in the Grace Memorial Episcopal Church hall (1022 Main Street Darlington, MD) on Friday April 18 or prior to 8 AM on Saturday April 19th. Encourage you friends and neighbors to donate as well!
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOLS
CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS
The Darlington Elementary PTA is hosting a spring clothing drive to benefit 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 Darlington Elementary School! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Harford Christian School – 410-456-8497
April 14th – Admission Information Meeting for Prospective Families 7:00 PM
April 25th – Spring Concert for grades 1st-6th 7:30 PM
May 2nd – Band Concert 7:30 PM
May 9th – Vocal/Bell Choir Concert 7:30 PM
May 16th – Spring Play 7:30 PM
May 17th – Spring Play and Dessert Theatre 6:00 PM
NEWS FROM THE COMMUNITY
Gadabout April luncheon will be April 9 at Mt. Nebo. This is a place most everyone loves because of the delicious food prepared by the Mt. Nebo ladies. If you want to come, call Bernadette Low 410 836 3885 or Mary Ella Kelley 410 457-5664.
The Getting There Ride Share van can get you there if you meet us at the Church. Let us know if you need a ride. The May luncheon will be at Grace Memorial Church Parish House on May 14. The Darlington Elementary Music Program will entertain. Mark your calendars so that you can join us for that too.
DARLINGTON LIONS CLUB AND DVFC APRIL EVENTS
Easter Flower Sale
The Darlington Lions Club will have their annual Easter Flower Sale in the engine bay of the DVFC on Friday, April 18 from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday, April 19 starting at 9 am until the flowers run out. There will be a wide assortment of live potted flowers, including Easter lilies, tulips, hyacinths, and hanging baskets available for purchase. The DVFC will also have homemade chocolate treats available for purchase. Search Facebook for Darlington Volunteer Fire Company to get more information and color photos of the homemade candies. To place an order send an email to email@example.com or call 410 638 3760 and leave a message for Barbara who will also be at the fire house on Good Friday (18) and Saturday (19) from 9 am 5 p.m. We will have homemade Easter eggs peanut butter, coconut, vanilla cream, cherry, choc cream and pineapple. HAPPY EASTER!
Ugly Waitress Spaghetti Dinner
The firefighters of DVFC are joining with the men of the Lions Club to serve up a spaghetti dinner that includes salad, bread, desert, and drinks from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 in the fire company social hall. What will make this a special event is the men will borrow from the wardrobes of their wife, mother, or significant other to dress for the occasion. It is a sight that you won’t want to miss. Dinner is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. Be sure to bring a couple of extra singles to tip your favorite waitress.
Student Scholarship Any student graduating from high school who lives in the 21034 zip code area and plans to continue their education is eligible to apply for the Darlington Lions Club scholarship. Students can get applications from their high school guidance counselor or send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Completed applications are due April 16 and should be mailed to the Lions Club at P.O. Box 393, Darlington, MD 21034.
Community Friendship Night The Lions Club will be hosting a social event on Thursday, April 24 at Fiore Winery. Light refreshments will be served and information will be distributed about the Club’s activities and community individuals, who have assisted the Club in carrying out our service activities, will be recognized. Contact Club President Larry Burton, email@example.com, if you have an interest in attending.
LIBRARY BOOK SALE
The Darlington Friends of HCPL are once again collecting non-food items to be donated to the community. Bring an item to the monthly book sale, and receive a free book! We are in need of paper products such as tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, diapers; personal hygiene items such as soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, combs, deodorant; cleaning supplies such as laundry products, dish soap, etc. Book sales are the second Saturday of each month and the April Book sale will be held on Saturday, April 12. Support your local LIBRARY AND SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY.
LAST CHANCE for a Community Garden
Yes, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter. Yes, we were not thinking of SPRING or gardens or vegetables. But the time is here to speak up. For several months, the Dublin Darlington Rec Council has posted notices about starting a Community Garden at Francis Silver Park and very few people have shown interest. This is the last chance for you to step up and be counted. The plan is to offer 4 foot by 8 foot raised beds at $25 each on a first come, first served basis. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. This project will not move forward without sufficient interest from a minimum number of participants.
April’s Performer – Friction Farm
On Saturday, April 12 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes modern folk duo, Friction Farm to the stage. Aidan Quinn (guitar & vocals) and Christine Stay (bass & vocals) blend country, folk and pop into a seamless package and bring a rare freshness and spontaneity to the stage. (www.frictionfarm.com)
Friction Farm combines storytelling, social commentary and humor to create songs of everyday life, local heroes and quirky observations. From ballads to anthems each song is filled with harmony and hope. Miami New Times describes them as “melodious and infectious folk nuggets that couple
pretty harmonies with a contemplative simplicity.”
Their new CD “I Read Your Book” features songs each inspired by a different book. They were inspired by true tales, The Voyage of the Beagle, and fictional works, The Cellist of Sarajevo, a gift from a friend, Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, and a recommendation from a stranger The Glass Castle. Occasionally real life filtered in and begged them to re-read books Reading Lolita in Tehran and A Walk in the Woods.
To promote their show on April 12 we are asking concert goers to bring a used book for a book swap.
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.
Harford Lyme Advocates
Harford Lyme Advocates is a newly formed Harford County Chapter of the National Capital Lyme Association. They hold regular support group meetings and all are invited to attend. Contact HarfordLymeAdvocates@gmail.com or search Harford Lyme Advocates on Facebook.
Havre de Grace Ranked among Top 20 Small Towns
Smithsonian Magazine has ranked Havre de Grace at number 12 in the “Best 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2014”. The April edition puts Havre de Grace “on the map” according to Brigitte Peters, manager of the Office of Marketing and Tourism. Havre de Grace is the only Maryland town to ever make the list in the third year of published rankings. To see the article, go to http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/20-best-small-towns-to-visit-in-2014-180950173/. Our own back yard!
LAST CALL FOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS TO SENATOR BARRY GLASSMAN
Applications will be accepted up until April 15, 2014. The Senatorial Scholarship can be found on www.BarryGlassman.com. A FAFSA qualifying application must be on file in advance. For more information contact, Senator Glassman at 410-841-3603 or Barry.Glassman@senate.state.md.us.
NEWS FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
April Drug Take Back:
Abingdon VFC – Main Station, 3306 Abingdon Road, Abingdon, MD 21009
April 23, 2014
Topic: Youth Services; Explorer’s Program and Youth Academy , 7-8 pm on Facebook
Attention High School Students; Now Accepting Applications for the Youth Academy!
The Harford County Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications of Harford County high school students interested in attending the 2014 Sheriff’s Youth Academy. This is a tremendous opportunity for you to learn about law enforcement. Attendees of the Youth Academy spend five days and four nights at the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center at no cost.* You will be given classroom instruction and hands on activities that encompass a broad spectrum of law enforcement responsibilities. A tour of the Harford County Detention Center is just one of the planned activities. Traditional summer camp activities are planned in the evenings such as canoeing and ropes course team building initiatives.
If you would like an application or more information for the 2014 Youth Academy, please contact the School Resource Officer assigned to your school. For more information contact: 443-567-7214
*There will be a $25.00 application fee which will be fully refunded to all participants. The fee will NOT be refunded to those applicants who fail to notify the Sheriff’s School Policing Team at least two weeks in advance of the start of the Youth Academy that they will be unable to attend OR those that fail to complete the Academy.
Sheriff’s deputies want to remind County residents of the continued need to lock your car and place your valuable out of sight. Recently, throughout the County, we have seen cases of drivers leaving their cars unattended and unlocked while dropping children off at school and at convenience stores. With warmer weather coming there will be times where people will frequent parks and playgrounds and, thinking they can view their car at all times, may leave it unlocked with valuables in plain sight. Thieves are very adept at committing the crime and leaving the scene quickly. Always lock your car. Take only what you need when you go out for the day and lock all valuable in your trunk. Remember if you are a victim of a crime to call police and report the incident.
Sheriff’s deputies also want to raise citizen awareness for potential home improvement scams. While warmer weather gets everyone out and working on home improvement projects it also signals the potential for home improvement scam artists to be in your area. Typically police see an increase of these type crimes in the Spring. What usually happens is scammers will offer to do a paving, driveway sealing job or other home improvement for what seems to be a really good price. Days and weeks after the scammers finish the paving product are found to be inferior or the sealant washes away in the rain. In some cases the scammers charge the homeowner more than the agreed upon price and then use intimidation to force the homeowner to pay. Remember home improvement contractors should be licensed. Insist upon a contract and check out the company first before agreeing to the job. Don’t let contractors pressure you into making a decision to have the job that day. Resist the “today only” offer. And be leery if they tell you they have product left over
from another job and can give you a “great” deal. If it doesn’t feel right – don’t agree to the work.
April is National Distracted Driving and Alcohol Awareness Month. Police will conduct targeted enforcement efforts related to distracted driving and drunk driving. It is important that drivers remember just how dangerous distracted driving can be. Most people associate distracted driving with texting or talking on your cell phone. But did you know police have seen drivers eat meals while driving, apply make-up, try to read the paper, and listen to their iPod? Distracted driving is just that… you are distracted from giving your full time attention to the road trying to do other
tasks while operating a motor vehicle. Maryland laws are specific to cell phone and texting but drivers need to be aware that doing anything while driving – other than paying attention to your car and the roadway – is taking your focus away from driving. Please be safe. Save those phone calls and texts for when you get to your destination.
Mark your calendars and get ready for a fun filled day of soccer! The 11th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at the Cecil Arena in Northeast, Maryland.
9:00 Cecil Fire and Rescue vs. Perryville JV
10:00 U12 Galaxy Red vs Galaxy Black
11:00 Cecil Fire and Rescue vs Cecil United
12:00 MSP-JFK vs Perryville High Varsity
1:00 MSP-Belair vs North Harford High
2:00 Harford Co. Sheriff Office vs Belair High
3:00 MSP-CVED vs Elkton High
4:00 MSP-Northeast vs Perryville High
5:00 MSP-Northeast vs MSP-CVED “Battle of the Badges”
Concessions throughout the day with new raffles held each game. Massage for donation by Kneading to Heal along with vendors from Tastefully Simple, Scentsy, and 31 Bags. More venders pending. Commemorative T-shirts available. Donations raised will support the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund which awards $1000 scholarships to teens in Harford and Cecil Counties.
For more information, contact Debbie Hardy http://janet-hardy.memory-of.com
(NOTE FROM THE EDITORS: Janet Marie Hardy was born on November 02, 1989, in Baltimore, Maryland. She was killed on October 26, 2003 by a drunk driver at the age of 13, just one week before her 14th birthday on Route 1 in Darlington. She played soccer for the Dublin Darlington Soccer Program.)
SAVE THE DATE & MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Friday, April 4, 2014 – Susquehanna to Freedom: The Role of the Susquehanna River in the Underground Railroad. 1pm and 7pm at the Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College. Tickets are required. Visit tickets.harford.edu or contact HaysHeigh@harford.edu or 443-412-2539 for information.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 – Gather at the Banks: Journey, Reflection and Culminating Ceremony. 11am to 2pm. Hosanna School Museum at 2424 Castleton Road, Darlington. The event is free and open to the public but seating is limited. Registration is required. Contact HaysHeigh@harford.edu or 443-412-2539. For more info: www.harford.edu/haysheighhouse/events.
Saturday and Sunday, May 10 & 11 – Maryland Faerie Festival – Camp Ramblewood located at 2564 Silver Road, Darlington. Attendees are welcome to stay the weekend with the Faerie Camping Experience or just come for the day. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 – Car – Truck – Motorcycle Show and Swap Meet at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company from 8am to 3pm. Search Facebook page and/or call 410-638-3760 for more information.
Saturday, June 28, 2014 – Darlington Independence Day Parade and Celebration. Parade at 5:30pm (contact Jerry at 410-836-3506) followed by entertainment and fireworks in Francis Silver Park. For more information or to volunteer contact Larry at email@example.com.