From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
From the Harford County Public Library:
NOTICE OF COMMUNITY MEETING
Community meetings are planned to seek ideas and input from the public as part of feasibility studies to determine the need for the renovation or construction of new Aberdeen and Darlington branches of the Harford County Public Library. Led by the project consultants, Morris & Ritchie Associates, Inc., the Aberdeen meeting will take place at the Aberdeen Library at 21 Franklin Street on Monday, August 11 at 6:30 pm and the Darlington meeting will take place at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company at 2600 Castleton Road on Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30 pm.
From the Friends of the Darlington Library
Do you have a love for our Darlington library? Do you take advantage of the multiple resources and opportunities offered there? At a recent work session, shelving books for the next used book sale in September, a number of us chatted about why we enjoy this particular volunteer job.
Gwyn says, “I already have a love of books, and people I admired were starting a “Friends” of the library group in Darlington. What a felicitous congruence. I joined immediately. My favorite part is putting the new de-accessed books in their categories, finding books for customers. My least favorite part is deshelving books to box and send to an online bookseller. But I am very proud of the donations we have made to libraries in Siberia, South America, and also to local prisons. Also, I’m still working with people I admire.”
Helen says, “For me, it has been a great way to meet new people while giving back to the community. I like that we support the summer reading program and just recently a prototype community garden. My favorite part is helping people find books on sale day. It is very helpful to have the books categorized. I have to say I have never been to a book sale quite like ours.”
Ginnie says, “I am not always able to participate, but I really enjoy meeting other people from the community and feeling that I am doing something interesting and worthwhile.
The group is very regular about when it meets and it doesn’t take a great deal of time. I love books and the encounter with so many books I never would think to find or look for is fun. (Plus being able to take them home and do a thorough perusal to see if I want them on my shelves is a real benefit.)”
Jane says, “This is a great volunteer job because the work itself does not take a lot of time and each job has a beginning and end. One of the best parts is working side by side with likeminded people who appreciate what our little library has to offer our rural community.”
Can you see that this is a pretty sweet way to volunteer, meet new people and give back to the historic village of Darlington? The Friends of the Darlington Library need new volunteers to help with all the jobs that lead up to our monthly book sales. We are the smallest library in Harford County, yet we are mighty. We are the only library to offer a monthly book sale (10 months out of the year). If you would like to help, please leave your name and contact information at the library, or you can email the branch director, Annie Kovach at email@example.com.
NEWS FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES
Ascension Episcopal Church, 3015 Dublin Road, Street, Maryland 21154 announces their August 2014 Schedule:
Sunday, August 3, 2014 — 8 Pentecost — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Holy Communion Worship Service
Sunday, August 10, 2014 — 9 Pentecost — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Holy Communion Worship Service and Children’s Church
Sunday, August 17, 2014 — 10 Pentecost — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Holy Communion Worship Service
Sunday, August 24, 2014 — 11 Pentecost — Reverend Nick McDonald, Priest-in-Charge
9:30 a.m. — Holy Communion Worship Service
Sunday, August 31, 2014 — 12 Pentecost — Reverend Paul H. Moser, Supply Priest
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Franklin Missionary Baptist Church, 2106 Franklin Church Rd., Darlington, Maryland 21034 announces the following changes to its food pantry ministry: Boxes of Blessings will be open every Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. in the church’s fellowship hall. Every week, a different variety of groceries, including cold items, will be available to everyone at no charge. For more information go to our Facebook page, Boxes of Blessings, and like it or call Pastor Rick at 443-252-1630.
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Hosanna AME Church
2418 Castleton Road, Darlington, MD 21034
August 2, 2015, from 11:00am – 4:30pm or sell out
POC: Rev.Betty Scott – 410.272.7804
Church Phone: 410.457.4740 (pre-orders accepted)
Rev. Johnie Branch, Pastor
MORE GOOD FOOD IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!
The Darlington Lions Club and the congregation of the Darlington United Methodist Church are once again joining forces to prepare a chicken BBQ meal. The event will take place on Saturday, August 23 at the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company social hall from 3-7 pm. The dinner will go on rain or shine. In addition to a half of a chicken, there will be homemade potato salad and cole slaw, green beans, rolls, coffee, iced tea, and desert. The cost is $12 for adults and children’s portions for $6. You can dine on-site or carry out meals are also available. For additional information call either 410-836-3663 or 410-457-8787.
Harford’s Most Beautiful People Award Nominations being accepted!
Nominations due by August 29
I hope you are all able to consider nominating that special volunteer that has gone above and beyond to help your organization and those you serve. Also, if you know of someone deserving in the community whom you feel should be recognized for the commitment to the community, please consider nominating them or forward this information to someone who would nominate them.
Please review the Harford Most Beautiful nomination information at www.harfordcountymd.gov/awards/harfordsmostbeautiful. It is very simple… just fill out the nomination form, prepare a (one page) nomination, obtain a photo of your nominee – it can be a head shot or a photo of them involved in their activity and send it my email address at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Should you have any questions, please ask.
Connecting People… Enriching Lives
319 S. Main Street
Bel Air, Maryland 21014
News from Darlington Elementary School
Our Sneak a Peek will be held Friday, August 22, from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, September 16, at 7:00 p.m.
Darlington Elementary School
2119 Shuresville Road
Darlington, MD 21034
Getting There Ride Share and the Wilson Ministry Center invite our Seniors to a SUMMERTIME MOVIE MATINEE
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Grace Church Parish Hall (1022 Main St., Darlington)
Join us for “The Quartet”
“The Quartet” is a British comedy-drama based on the play of the same name by Ronald Harwood. The 2012 film, directed by Dustin Hoffman, stars Maggie Smith, Tom Courtenay, Billy Connoly, Pauline Collins and Michael Gambon as residents of a retirement community for musicians. The retirement home is struggling financially, so the residents decide to fundraise by putting on a musical gala. The cornerstone of the gala is to be a performance of the quartet from the opera Rigoletto… if the members of the quartet don’t do one another in first!
To reserve a seat and/or to request a ride, please call Barbara Fey at the Getting There Ride Share office: 410-836-3005 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date
Dublin Darlington Community Council September meeting to feature the County Auditor The County Auditor for Harford County is reaching out to the Community Councils to inform groups about the role of the County Auditor’s office. A short presentation, about the whys, whos, whats and hows of auditing, will be followed by input from attendees about the County’s risks and challenges. The meeting will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center on Wednesday, September 17, at 7:00pm.
Darlington Volunteer Fire Company Plans Yard Sale
The yard sale is set for Saturday, September 27th from 0900 to 1500 (That’s 9am to 3pm for most of us!) More inside space will be made available for those that would like guaranteed cover. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Looking for more antiques sellers for this sale. For more information call Diane @ 410-404-9180 or Email Donald @ email@example.com
DARLINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL
P.O. Box 42, Darlington MD 21034
It’s that time again and as a resident of Darlington I want to make you aware that this year’s festival will be held Saturday, October 4, from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. I also invite you to join the committee at our monthly meetings, which are held on the second Tuesday of every month, except August, November and December, two meetings in September, the 9th and the 23th in the Wilson Community Center at 7 P.M.
Road closures will affect residents in town significantly. In an effort to keep traffic flowing as smoothly as possible on the morning of the festival, we direct traffic on Shuresville Road going towards Quaker Road and on School Road going towards Rte 161. At 8 A.M. we close Shuresville Road and redirect the traffic on School Road to run towards Quaker Road. At the close of the festival, vendors are allowed to bring vehicles back onto the festival grounds at 5:30 P.M. when we direct traffic on Shuresville Road to run towards Rte. 161.
We have made some changes in that we have a new website, a work in progress and a Facebook site, go online and check us out!
We will be collecting nonperishables again for the Wilson Center Food Drive. Shopping carts will be placed at the parking lots and on the festival grounds for nonperishable food items as well as much needed toiletries. Last year we collected 3 small bed pick-up truck loads of nonperishables that were taken to the food drive which is distributed once a month.
Thank you, in advance, to those involved for the use of your property and for your patience on this very important day for the community. I hope you are aware of the ways in which our community benefits from this one day festival. I have been told that many of our local organizations could not function without the funds that they raise this day in October. These organizations are the glue that makes this small town a community and without them we wouldn’t be much of a community at all.
Darlington Apple Festival 2014
WHAT’S IN YOUR ATTIC – SEPTEMBER 6TH
The Historical Society of Harford County is presenting an antiques and collectibles appraisal event on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Bel Air Armory located at 37 N. Main Street in Bel Air. More than 20 professional appraisers will be present. The cost is $10.00 per item for a maximum of three items per person. For more information, call 410-838-7691 and/or check the website at www.HarfordHistory.org.
Black Dogs & Company Rescue is always looking for volunteers and foster families. All our dogs are temperament tested and are up to date on all vaccines, wormed, micro chipped and on heart worm and flea preventative. Please visit us on the web www.blackdogs&companyrescue.org or on Facebook blackdogs&companyrescue. Please like us!!
We do need donations of all kinds including new collars and leashes, dog beds, sturdy dog toys; donations of Frontline and Heart Guard. And of course money!! A check can be made out to Black Dogs & Company Rescue and mailed to our PO Box 8, Darlington MD 21034. You can also go to our Facebook page or webpage and donate via Pay Pal, which takes a portion of the money for handling this Also while you are on the web, fill out an application to volunteer.
We always need help at events. We need people to help set up break down, handle dogs. We have a nice group of trainers from BluelineK-9 who come to one of the volunteer homes and fosters bring their dogs and we work on training. We can always use help and of course the knowledge they get goes with them for free!!!!
We are in the process of getting our nonprofit status and 501c3. We are working with an attorney at this time.
We could use some PR help with putting our info on bulletin boards in Vet offices and feed stores. There are many opportunities to help us help the dogs.
Cindy Hagan, Founder
NEWS RELEASE FROM DELMARVA POWER
Delmarva has launched a new streetlight reporting system, a self-service, online map tool that enables customers to report a streetlight outage or problem to Delmarva Power through its website.
To report a streetlight outage, customers can visit www.delmarva.com. Click “my home” then “report an outage or safety hazard,” then “report streetlight outage.” Customers will need to provide their names and contact information, as well as either an address or the utility pole number for the affected light. Customers can also report a streetlight issue by calling the Delmarva Power Customer Care Center at 1-800-375-7117.