From the 21034 Community E-News Editors:
NEWS FROM OUR SCHOOLS
PRE-K/KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION TIME
YOUR CHILD MUST BE 5 YEARS OLD BY SEPTEMBER 1ST TO REGISTER FOR KINDERGARTEN
Please plan to register your child at Darlington Elementary School between the hours of 9:00 – 3:00, beginning Friday, May 1st. Appointments are not necessary. Plan to bring the following information with you:
– Birth certificate
– Social security card
– Proof of residency (a current utility bill)
– Parent’s Photo ID
We will also have applications for Pre-Kindergarten on May 1st. Your child must be 4 years old by September 1st to apply.
Please call the school at 410-638-3700 if you have any questions.
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Harford Christian School will offer Admission Information Meetings on April 13th and May 18th for prospective families. Families will be given a comprehensive overview of what the school has to offer for their children. The meetings begin at 7:00 PM. Register online or call the school office (410) 457-5103.
On April 24th and 25th, Harford Christian presents our spring play “Sense and Sensibility”. The April 24th showing begins at 7:30 PM and on the 25th at 6:30 PM, we will feature an Hors d’oeuvre Theatre. Call the school office to purchase tickets (410) 457-5103. You will not want to miss this delicious and delightful evening!
1736 Whiteford Road Darlington, Maryland 21034, www.harfordchristian.org
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Library Annex Book sale, second Saturday in April. From 10 am to 2 pm. Our special offer: 10 hardback fictions for $5.00, but we’ve got children’s books Easter basket ready, in prime condition, and biographies of the great and nearly at our regular low price. Come in and buy a read that doesn’t involve staring into the light-source. Save your sight, get into page turners!
NEWS FROM THE DARLINGTON LIONS CLUB
Easter Flower Sale
The Darlington Lions Club will have their annual Easter Flower Sale in the engine bay of the DVFC on Friday, April 3 from 9 am – 5 pm and Saturday, April 4 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.
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 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, April 25 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.
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 23. Light refreshments will be served and information will be distributed about the Club’s activities and anyone who has an interest in getting more involved in the community should attend this informational event. Contact Club President Larry Burton, email@example.com, if you have an interest in attending.
NEWS FROM THE DARLINGTON VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
Friday April 24 Quarter Auction to benefit the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company at 2600 Castleton Rd, Darlington, MD 21034. Doors open at 6pm – auction starts at 7pm- advanced ticket sales 3 paddles $5 – at the door 2 for $5 and 1 for $3. Vendors include – Jamberry Nails, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Candy Bouquet, Mary Kay, Jewelry in Candles, Avon, Leggings, Tupperware, Park Lane Jewelry and Charity Table. For more information call 443-307-9619 or 410-937-2856
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THE DUBLIN COUNTRY FAIR
The 20th Dublin Country Fair is coming on Saturday, May 2! Festivities start with a parade at 10 AM and the Fair includes a car show, craft vendors, kid’s games, entertainment and plenty of food. For the first time ever, there will be a baking contest and a cake decorating contest. Go to the Facebook page for information and vendor applications. There will also be a program booklet. The deadline for placing an ad is April first(!). Search “Dublin Country Fair” and “like” the page. There is no longer a website.
Tuesday April 14 – Dublin Country Fair Night from 5-8 pm at the Burger King in Hickory
COMMUNITY GARDEN AT FRANCIS SILVER PARK
It’s time to reserve your raised bed in the Community Garden in Francis Silver Park. Beds measure four by eight feet and cost $25.00 each. After a successful introduction in 2014, plans are to build additional beds for 2015. If you are interested in reserving a garden bed, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is on a first come first served basis.
NEWS FROM OUR FAITH COMMUNITIES
The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish
3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154
APRIL 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Friday, April 3, 2015 – Good Friday Service – 7:30 p.m. — Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC
Sunday, April 5, 2015 – Easter Day – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC – Children’s Church
Sunday, April 12, 2015 – 2 Easter – Reverend Nick McDonald, PIC – Farewell Reception for McDonalds
Sunday, April 19, 2015 – 3 Easter – Reverend John McIntyre, Supply – Annual Meeting and Vestry Meeting
Sunday, April 26, 2015 – 4 Easter – Reverend John McIntyre, Supply – Guild Meeting
MAY 2015 HIGHLIGHTS
Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 5 Easter– Supply to be announced – Children’s Church, Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, May 10, 2015 – 6 Easter – Supply to be announced – Mother’s Day
Thursday, May 14, 2015 – Ascension Day Service – Reverend John McIntyre, Supply — 6:00 p.m. – covered dish; 7:00 p.m. – worship service
Sunday, May 17, 2015 – 7 Easter – Supply to be announced – Vestry Meeting
Sunday, May 24, 2015 – Pentecost – Supply to be announced — Guild Meeting
Kornetha M. Wilmoth, RegistrarPhone: 410-937-3879Email: MommawinMD@aol.com
NEWS FROM THE DEER CREEK COFFEEHOUSE
April’s Performers –The Don Juans (Jon Vezner & Don Henry)
On Friday, April 10 at 7:30 pm Deer Creek Coffeehouse welcomes back Grammy award-winning song writer, Jon Vezner, this time with his Grammy award-winning songwriting partner, Don Henry. Vezner & Henry were honored with a Grammy for “Best Country Song” and the Nashville Songwriters Association “Song of the Year” in 1990, for “Where’ve You Been”, the true story of Vezner’s grandparents; the song was recorded by Kathy Mattea (Vezner’s wife).
Vezner is a tunesmith of rare sensitivity and dry wit. His catalogue of recorded songs, topped by the poignant “Where’ve You Been,” reflects his straight-to-the heart sensibility and emotional awareness. Vezner weaves the particulars of his own feelings with the lives of people he has known into universal themes that deeply touch listeners’ emotions. His songs have been recorded by a varied list of artists such as Martina McBride, Janis Ian, John Mellencamp, Nancy Griffith, Faith Hill, Clay Walker, Diamond Rio and Kathy Mattea. www.jonvezner.com
Henry’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Ray Charles, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Gene Watson, John Conlee, B.J. Thomas, Blake Shelton, Lonestar and Miranda Lambert. In 2014 Miranda Lambert’s great version of “All Kinds of Kind”, written by Henry and Phillip Coleman, was a top 15 song on the Billboard County charts and won Music Row Magazine’s Song of the Year. www.donhenry.com
Adults – $10 Students–$5
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, 443-877-7125
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.
The newly appointed Dublin Darlington Community Advisory Board meets for the first time on Wednesday, April 15, at 7:00 PM at the Conowingo Visitor Center. Meetings are open to the public.
NEWS FOR OUR SENIORS
MOVIE for April 22 – 1:00 PM Grace Church Parish Hall
Film – “Enchanted April” (3 Academy Award Nominations)
Two cloistered, married English women in the 1920’s impulsively rent an Italian villa and embark upon a vacation without their spouses. They are joined by two other ladies they have never met: a high-flown aging widow and an elegant upper-crust beauty. Under the spell of the an exotic new location, the foursome are in for quite a few life-alerting experiences.
Transportation is available for those that need it!
Call 410-836-3005 and schedule a ride.
Getting There Ride Share – Providing transportation for Seniors in the Northern Part of Harford County
• Volunteers – Flexible volunteer opportunities – Meet great people – Feel good about helping your neighbor! Mileage reimbursement available for drivers.
• Passengers – We provide safe, dependable and affordable rides for those 60 years and older that live within the northern part of the county. Low fees ($6.00 – roundtrip).
Call 410-836-3005 for more information or visit our website at www.gettingthererideshare.org
Can also always email Barbara at GTRS3005@gmail.com.
Hope to hear from you!!!
SUSQUEHANNA IN BLOOM
A community festival of herbs, crafts and holistic arts
Saturday, May 23, 2015
10am-4pm at the Darlington Volunteer Fire company
2600 castleton road in darlington
Go to SusquehannainBloom.wix.com/festival
Free admission and parking
Hosanna African Methodist Episcopal Church
The Rev. Johnie Branch, Pastor
2418 Castleton Road, Darlington MD 21034
Social Action Committee presents
Loved One in Jail?
Reuniting Families through
Community Breakfast and Panel Discussion
“…I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine,
you did for me.” Matt. 25:40
Saturday, April 25, 2015
9AM Breakfast and 10 AM Panel Discussion
Elder Cordel Hunter, A.M.E. Church, Northeastern District
The Rev. JB Redding, Chaplain, MD Correctional Institution – Hagerstown
Harford County States Attorney Joseph Cassilly
Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler
Harford County Executive Barry Glassman (rep)
The Hon. Chad Shrodes
Breakfast is Complimentary. Donations are Welcome.
410 457-4740 or 410 457-4250
Harford County Sheriff Office now accepting applications for the 2015 Youth Academy
The Harford County Sheriff’s Youth Academy is an annual event that is held for local high school students. This is a tremendous opportunity for youths 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.* Attendees will be given classroom instruction and hands on activities that encompass a broad spectrum of law enforcement responsibilities. Tours of Harford County Sheriff’s Office facilities and Emergency Operations Center are just some of the planned activities. Traditional summer camp activities are planned in the evenings such as canoeing, an evening at the Regal Cinemas, and Ropes course team building initiatives. Go to www.harfordsheriff.org/youth/youth_academy for more information. Deadline is APRIL 30.
*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.
THE LOWER SUSQUEHANNA HERITAGE GREENWAY INVITES YOU TO COME JOIN US
15th Annual River Sweep
to celebrate Earth Day
Saturday – April 18, 2015
Partner with us to make a difference this Earth Day as we clean the shoreline of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries.
REGISTER by Tuesday, April 14th at
or by contacting us at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-457-2482
Harford County Cyclists – BIKE TO WORK DAY IS COMING!
The month of May is nationally recognized as Clean Commute Month – which includes Bike to Work Day! This year, like last year, we have multiple event locations…
1. Wednesday, May 13, 7am-9am – Bike to Work Day APG North – Erie & Raritan Streets – adjacent to the Athletic Center
2. Friday, May 15, 7am-9am – Bike to Work Day Bel Air, Harford County Government Administration Building, 220 S. Main Street, Bel Air.
3. Friday, May 22, 7am-9am – Bike to Work Day APG South – 5002 Hoadley Road – FFCU Parking Lot
REGISTER AT: www.bike2workcentralmd.com
Vendor space is still available. Space is free but you must provide your own table, tent and seating. No electricity provided.
NEWS FROM: Delmarva Power Warns Wire Thieves to Avoid Taking Deadly Chance
Newark, Del. – Delmarva Power reminds the public of the dangers associated with attempting to steal copper and other wire from the company’s lines, substations and equipment yards.
The theft of copper and wire from utility lines and electrical equipment is a crime. Additionally, wire theft can be life threatening to those trying to remove it, and can endanger others by leaving an unsafe condition. If ground wires are stolen or fences cut that expose dangerous electrical equipment, anyone near the area could accidently get injured or killed. Safety is a core value at Delmarva Power. We are concerned for our employees’ safety and the safety of our customers.
Altering the lines also impairs the reliability of the electric distribution system. Customers could experience uneven voltage, which can cause power outages and damage to electronic equipment and light bulbs.
Theft of company materials means that Delmarva Power crews must spend many hours repairing equipment, safeguarding facilities and replacing stolen wire. The repair and replacement cost of damaged equipment far exceeds the scrap value received for the wire. The costs of replacing and repairing damaged equipment are borne by all Delmarva Power customers in much the same way that theft in department and grocery stores affects the price of goods.
Anyone stealing materials from Delmarva Power property and scrap dealers who knowingly purchase these materials will be subject to criminal charges. Delmarva Power is asking for the public’s help before someone is seriously injured or the electric system is undermined by these illegal actions.
Anyone with information about electric utility copper or wire theft is encouraged to call Delmarva Power 24/7 at: 1-866-705-HELP or contact your local authorities.
12th Annual Memorial Soccer Games to be played
In Memory of Janet Hardy on April 11, 2015
For the twelfth consecutive year, games featuring teams from the Maryland State Police, Harford County Sheriff’s Office, and Local Volunteer Fire Company’s will compete against teens from Harford and Cecil County’s in benefit soccer matches to raise funds for the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s event will also feature three Battle of the Badges with the Bel Air Maryland State Police challenging the Harford County Sheriff Office at 12:00pm and then the North East Maryland State Police challenging the Maryland State Police CVED in the final game at 5:00pm. The final match held at 6:00pm will be between Maryland State Police Cadets and Maryland State Police Troopers. The Games will take place at the Cecil Arena, 2706 Northeast Road, Northeast, MD. The event date has been set for Saturday, April 11th. The Games will begin at 9:00 am and run throughout the day, ending at approximately 7:00 pm.
Janet Marie Hardy, the victim of drunk driver, was killed on Oct. 26, 2003, at the age of 13 in Harford County. Her love of soccer lives on through the Memorial Games. Her legacy of giving continues with the scholarship program for graduating high school seniors who maintain a Grade Point Average of 3.25 or better and participated in at least one season of soccer during their high school years. Participation in scouting is considered. Applicants must also be drug and alcohol free.
Go to the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund Facebook page for information on the
April 6 Pizza Hut fundraiser flyer.
NEWS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
HEALTH DEPARTMENT EXTENDS HOURS OF VITAL RECORDS OFFICE
Bel Air, MD – February 11, 2015— The Harford County Health Department announces it is extending the hours of operation of its Vital Records office. Beginning March 2nd, the Vital Records office will be open from 8:00am – 4:00pm, Monday through Friday.
Previously, the Vital Records office was open Monday thru Friday, from 8am to 12pm, requiring anyone needing a birth or death certificate after 12:00pm either to wait until another day or drive to Reisterstown or Cecil County. “By opening the office throughout our daytime business hours, we can eliminate the inconvenience of a long-distance drive for most of our clients who need a copy of a birth or death certificate. We also hope this will help reduce any stress that accompanies having to obtain these documents,” commented Ms. Marcy Austin, Harford County Health Department Director of Administration.
The Harford County Health Department Vital Records office provides certified copies of birth and death certificates to eligible individuals. Birth certificates are issued to individuals who were born in Maryland and are on the State of Maryland Online System. The health department can issue certified birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland from 1940 to present. You must apply for both certificates in person, at the 120 S. Hays Street, Bel Air MD 21014 location.
For more information about obtaining a birth or death certificate, please visit the health department website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com.
RELEASE OF 2015 ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS
Bel Air, MD – March 26, 2015 – The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has announced the release of its 2015 national County Health Rankings report. The rankings, now in their sixth year, are broken down into two major categories: health outcomes and health factors, each of which represents a weighted summary of various measures. An overview of the findings reflects health status in Harford remains stable.
Harford again ranked sixth in the state with respect to health factors, representing what influences the health of the county, while also maintaining its rank of tenth among the 24 jurisdictions throughout Maryland in health outcomes, representing how healthy a county is. The county ranked seventh overall with respect to length of life, where rates of premature death were significantly lower than the state average and are trending favorably toward even lower rates.
HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS PUBLIC HEALTH ACCREDITATION
Bel Air, MD – March 9, 2015 — The Harford County Health Department received formal notification on March 4th that it has achieved the coveted national accreditation status from the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The decision brings the number of governmental public health departments now accredited by PHAB to 67 among more than 3,000 eligible state, local and territorial public health agencies throughout the country.
Serving the current county population of nearly 250,000, the Harford County Health Department (HCHD) becomes one of only four health jurisdictions in Maryland to achieve national accreditation status through PHAB. Harford joins Frederick and Worcester counties that learned of their accreditation in December, along with Allegany County that also was included among the most recent list of those receiving accreditation.
To learn more about PHAB visit www.phaboard.org or the Health Department’s website at www.harfordcountyhealth.com.