21034 Community E-News

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21034 Community E-News
Volume 3, Issue 3 March 2013



This is a great time to get rid of leaves and brush from your yard. Soon the winds of March will dry things out as we get into brush fire season. Be proactive and eliminate the potential problem.

As a reminder, test your smoke and your CO alarm at least monthly. This lets you sleep with peace of mind. Let us know if you have any questions about this or any other fire or life safety topic. Neighbors helping neighbors since 1949. We are THE Darlingon Volunteer Fire Company. 410-638-3760


Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale March 9, 2013 will be the next BOOK SALE at the Darlington library from 10am to 2pm. Due to great success, the monthly special has been extended PERMANENTLY!

Bring an item from the WISH LIST for the TWICE BLESSED THRIFT SHOP and get a free novel! (Paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, fruit drinks for children, canned fruit and vegetables, baked beans, powdered milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, catsup, mustard, mayonnaise)

Like to read–a LOT????? “Grab Boxes” are available as long as they last. Get a whole box of books for $5.00.

Book Donation Guidelines

The Darlington Friends of the Harford County Public Library are grateful to the community for their donations of books for our book sale and their support of the Friends. Because we have limited space and volunteer time, we would like to offer the following guidelines for book donations.

 Please make sure all books are clean and in re-saleable condition. We cannot sell books that are moldy, have water damage, or other damage to covers and/or pages.

 Please do not bring sets of encyclopedias, world books, old textbooks, or government pamphlets.

 Please do not leave anything when the library is not open.

A general overall guideline is that if the book is not something you would consider buying, it is probably not something we can sell. Though we all hate the idea if throwing away books, they can be re-cycled at the landfill or in your regular recycled trash.

Thank you for your continued support of the Darlington Friends and our great library. New volunteers are always welcome. We generally meet to re-stock the shelves on the Thursday before a book sale at 3pm. Book sales are every second Saturday from 10am to 2pm.


The Gadabouts, Darlington area’s seniors group, resumes meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. This month we will have lunch at Mt. Nebo on March 13. Please let Mary Ella Kelly know if you would like to attend and if you need a ride: by March 9.


Dublin Darlington Community Council (DDCC)

The DDCC, your Community Council, hosted guest speaker Arden McClune, Director of Harford County Parks and Rec, in February. Arden reported on the Parks and Rec Element of the Master Land Use Plan. The document is available at www.harfordcountymd.gov/parks_rec and click on the LPPRP icon. Even though the public comment period for the draft document has passed, the major goals, including acquiring land and developing facilities, are delineated.

The March meeting will host Erin Ferriter, Department of Sustainability Coordinator for Harford County. The meeting will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. All meetings are open to the public.

Mark your calendar for the next Town Meeting, scheduled for Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. at the DVFC (Darlington Volunteer Fire Company). This will be a wrap up of the current legislative session in Annapolis. Your elected officials have been invited to speak to how the session outcomes will impact all of us in the 21034 zip code area.

The Historic Hosanna School Museum

Celebrates 146 Years of History in the Making Friday, April 5, from 7 to 11 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m. Richlin Ballroom, 1700 Van Bibber Rd. in Edgewood
Donation $50 (checks payable to Hosanna Community House, Inc.

Tickets: 410-939-5368 Agnes Minor
More Info: Iris Barnes 410-939-8510 Or Sharoll Love 410-297-6569 www.hosannaschoolmuseum.org

Please join us for our dinner and fundraiser celebration on April 5. This event is sure to entertain and inform:

“Janice the Griot” Curtis Green, Storyteller, Author and Costumed Interpreter, Dr. Phiip Merrill Historial Collector Author and Appraiser of Black Americana on PBSand MPT Music by “Straitght Up” Jazz Band

Please contact me for placing an advertisement in our souvenir booklet, becoming a patron, or to get tickets. We thank you for your support in keeping this valuable landmark thriving.

Thank you, Iris Barnes Executive Director Hosanna School Museum



March 24: Palm Sunday Service at 9:30 a.m. Distribution of palm branches.
March 29: Good Friday, noon to 3 p.m. Church will be open for prayer and meditation Quiet organ music will be provided.
March 31: Easter Sunday, 9:30 a.m. Easter celebration service. Easter Brunch and Easter egg hunt following the service.

Thank you and blessings, Pastor Gary; (410) 457-4145; www.darlingtonumc.org

GRACE MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD 21023 Wednesdays in Lent “Self-Giving Love”

Schedule: 6 p.m. Healing Eucharist 6:30 p.m. Simple Supper 7 p.m. Movie and discussion

March 6, 13 and 20
“The Help” “Gran Torino” “Babette’s Feast”

All are welcome! Come for all or part of each evening. Come for any or all of the series.

Please note that these movies are for mature audiences and may not be appropriate for children.

Holy Week Schedule: Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013 9 a.m. Liturgy of the Palms, St. Luke’s Passion Story, Holy Eucharist Tuesday, March 26: Stations of the Cross 7:30 p.m. Meditations, & sacred art from around the world Wednesday, March 27: Tenebrae 7:30 p.m. A prayer service of light and darkness Maundy Thursday: March 28 6 p.m.: Seder meal, footwashing, stripping of the altar & vigil Good Friday, March 29: Reading of St. John’s Passion Story, prayers around the cross

Easter Schedule: Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, March 30 7:30 p.m. Stories of Salvation and the first Alleluia of Easter Easter Day: 9 a.m.


The Church of the Ascension in Deer Creek Parish, 3015 Dublin Road, Street, MD 21154

Holy Week Services as follows:

Palm Sunday, March 24: 9:30 a.m.
Good Friday, March 29: 7 p.m.
Easter Sunday, March 31: 9:30 a.m., followed by traditional decorating of wooden cross with silk flowers in the church's memorial garden.

Senior Warden: Tim White 1-717-456-5573 Registrar: Netha Wilmoth 410-937-3879


The Bob Jones University Woodwind and Flute Choirs are scheduled to present a combined program of sacred music at the Reformation Bible Church in Darlington on Sunday evening, March 24, beginning at 7 p.m. The performance will be part of the choirs’ tour of the eastern United States.

RBC pastor Dr. John McKnight announced the performance, saying that in addition to the Sunday concert, the ensemble would be in residence for master classes with music ensembles of Harford Christian School on the following Monday, March 25.

For the last 33 years, the BJU Woodwind Choir has been conducted by Mr. Robert Chest. Founded in 1972, this ensemble contains all the major families of woodwind instruments normally associated with a symphonic band—flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon.

Mrs. Amanda Barrett leads the University Flute Choir, which shares the RBC program. The ensemble features several instruments from the flute family—the standard C flute, the piccolo, and the alto and bass flutes.

Reformation Bible Church is located on Highway 136 (1736 Whiteford Road), a mile north of Dublin, next to the campus of Harford Christian School. There is no charge for the concert. For information, visit www.reformationbiblechurch.org, or call (410) 457-5101.

Don Nickson; dnickson@emc-hcs.org

DEER CREEK HARMONY PRESBYTERIAN 440 Darlington Rd., Havre de Grace

March 3 (Sunday, Lent III; Communion, Rev. Dobson Preaches in Both Churches) 10 a.m. service. at Harmony March 6 (Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Havre de Grace in their conference room

March 10 (Sunday Lent IV, Lent) 10 am service. at Harmony March 13 (Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible Study at Havre de Grace in their conference room) March 15: 5 pm at Havre de Grace: visiting Missionary will talk about his experience with Belfast Ireland conversions. Light dinner. March 17 (Sunday, Lent V) 10 am service. at Harmony March 20 (Wednesday 7 p.m., Bible Study at Havre de Grace in their conference room Holy Week (March 24 - 30) March 24 Palm/Passion Sunday, Service at DCHC 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt and Light Lunch Note the change in start time, this a shared Sunday with Havre de Grace. DCHC hosts. March 27 (Wednesday 7 p.m., Havre de Grace & Harmony Session Meeting at Havre de Grace.) March 28 (Maundy Thursday 6:30 p.m., Soup and Bread Havre de Grace hosts.) Bring something – soup or an accompaniment to soup;

March 29 (Good Friday)

Easter season

March 31: Easter Sunday, Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Havre de Grace Lockhouse Bring morning finger food – followed by Easter Service at Havre de Grace, 11 a.m.: Combined Choirs from CHC and Havre de Grace. Note: time change: 11 am service. Planned but dates not set: Trash & Treasure at Harmony. Spring/Summer

Picnic with Havre de Grace at Harmony. Kite flying featured. Late Spring Making a “growly kite” two Saturday mornings at Havre de Grace.


The Wilson Ministry Center Before/After School Program is having an Easter Fundraiser to benefit the children's playground. We will be selling chocolate covered Easter eggs and 1 lb. boxes of non-pareils.

All candy will be available in dark, milk, peanut butter and white chocolate. If you are interested in selling or would just like to purchase some candy, please call 410-836-3555 and ask to speak to Carol Galicki or just stop by the Wilson Center to place your order, 1024 Main Street, Darlington, MD 21034.

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: Saturday, March 30, at 10 a.m. Ages toddler through 14. Join us on the grounds of the Wilson Center and Grace Church for an Easter Egg hunt and refreshments. Separate hunts for toddlers, elementary school age and middle schoolers.

HISTORIC & OLD HOME MAINTENANCE PRESENTATION: Ross A. Gibson will give a free presentation on the problems historic homes suffer, proper repair techniques, and money-saving maintenance tips on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilson Ministry Center. Mr. Gibson has been a Restoration and Remodeling Contractor since 1987. Whether your home is historic or just old, get some great advice from experience. Take a look at some incredible before and after photos on our website www.rossAgibson.com.

Reserve your place for this informative presentation by contacting the Wilson Community Center or Ross’ website.

The Wilson Center will hold a summer camp program for children entering grades K through 8th for eight weeksthissummer. The program will operatefrom June 24 through Aug. 16, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camp activities will include recreation, games, art and crafts and fun! There will also be several special programs offered each week, which will include music, candy making, art instruction, MMA demonstrations, cooking, yoga and stress reduction techniques, bike rodeo, dirt bike demonstrations, weekly visits from the Plant Lady and more! Registration begins March 4. Call 410-836-3555 or email wilsoncc1@verizon.net for more info.

Marthea Proudfoot

The Deer Creek Coffeehouse invites you to explore live folk music in an intimate setting in the picturesque setting of Darlington, MD. This month’s artists are Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve. Recognized in folk circles for her incredible voice and intelligent songwriting since the mid 90's, Michigan-based Terry Gonda is one of those powerful performers that are difficult to categorize. “I've never fit into a tidy box”, confesses the engineer-theologian-singer-songwriter-lecturer. Yet this same diversity is her strength as her remarkable voice moves so naturally from insightful folk to humor to torch to pop and inspirational music. Come and enjoy Terry and her parter Kirsti Reeve over a cup of coffee at 1022 Main St., Darlington, MD on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7). Suggested donation: $15 or pay what you can. For more information: Jeff King 410-378-4350 or deercreekch@zoominternet.net

Executive Director; Wilson Ministry Center; (410) 836-3555


The Darlington Lions Club will have their annual Easter Flower Sale in the engine bay of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company on Friday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 30, starting at 9 a.m. until the flowers run out. There will be a wide assortment of hanging baskets and live potted flowers, including Easter lilies, available for purchase. The DVFC will also have homemade chocolate treats available for purchase.


LEO (Leadership Experience Opportunity) is an international club whose goal is to serve the community in a way that is beneficial for both the community and the members of the club. The LEO Club is the youth chapter of the widely know LIONS International, which strives to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.


 Through the LEO Club, students can earn their 40 service-hour requirement for school by participating in events that give them a chance to give back to their local community and beyond.

 Helps to develop confidence, leadership and organization skills

 Looks good on a young person’s resume

 Provides an opportunity to make new friends

 To have fun!

There are 6100 Leo clubs represented in 138 countries with over 150,000 members throughout the world. You will be a member of the world’s largest service organization.

WHEN – WHERE - WHAT: The meeting will be held at the Wilson Center at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11 – light refreshments and snacks will be served. At this meeting you will learn more about the club and have an opportunity to join. Note: A parent signature is required on the membership application. Possible club projects will be discussed such as collecting gently used books for an impoverished group of Native Americans living on a reservation in the Midwest; participating in the Leo international twinning program in which the club builds a relationship with a Leo club in another country; beautification of areas around Darlington. Take a peek at various Leo club activities around the world at http://www.facebook.com/leoclubs

If you cannot make the meeting, but would like a membership application or just want additional information, please contact Pam Burton (Leo Advisor Rep from the Darlington Lions Club) at pumpkin@zoominternet.net or call 443-824-2633 (cell) or 410-457-4145 (home). We look forward to seeing you on March 11–don’t be shy!


Sheriff’s Office to Conduct Auto Theft Awareness

Proactive Enforcement Aimed at Vehicles Left Running and Unattended

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office Auto Theft Unit will be conducting proactive investigations beginning February 18, 2013 and continuing randomly throughout the winter months to raise public awareness for people who leave their vehicle’s engine running and unattended. Sgt. Dawn Wolf, Supervisor of the Sheriff’s Office Property Crimes Unit, says members of the Auto Theft Unit will be conducting targeted enforcement while members of the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Patrol will conduct random patrols of shopping areas, convenience stores and residential communities looking for vehicles left running and unattended.

“Leaving a vehicle running and unattended is illegal in Maryland,” says Sgt. Wolf, who emphasized by leaving their vehicle running people make their cars easier for a thief to steal. Wolf explained that while police know homeowners start their cars in the morning to warm the engine those who leave them running and unattended at convenience stores are exposed to the highest risk. “Convenience stores are very busy in the morning and commuters are not necessarily paying attention to their surroundings”. A car thief will seize upon any chance and leaving your vehicle running presents the thief with an easy opportunity,” Wolf said.

Maryland law prohibits drivers from leaving a vehicle unattended until the engine is stopped, the ignition locked and the key remove. Police can issue a traffic citation to any driver found in violation and if found guilty could face a fine of $70 and one-point on their driving record. Sgt. Wolf said, national auto theft statistics report a car is stolen every 27 seconds in the United State and every 15 minutes in Maryland. “According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 50 percent of the vehicles stolen had their keys left in the vehicle”, she concluded.

Contact: Edward Hopkins, HCSO Office of Media Relations 443-619-1466


Monday, March 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at the Havre de Grace Community Center, 351 Lewis Lane, Havre de Grace. For more information: Harford County’s Office of Drug Control Policy: ODCP@harfordcountymd.gov or 410-638-3333.

Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. to noon
Patterson Mill Middle High School
85 Patterson Mill Road, Bel Air

The Harford County Department of Community Services is proud to announce the 5th Annual Volunteer Expo.

Discover how you can make a difference in our community. The Expo provides the perfect chance to hear from

numerous organizations and agencies about volunteer opportunities custom made for you!

Sign up to volunteer on the spot - hundreds of exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities are available.

Click here for more information.


Annapolis, MD – Office of Senator Barry Glassman, Northern Harford County

With Maryland’s farmers reeling from two years of new regulatory burdens in Maryland, Northern Harford County Senator Barry Glassman, R-35, introduced Senate Bill 427 which would allow farmers a method to recoup lost value in their agricultural land.

Last year’s Sustainable Growth and Agricultural Act, which was adopted over the opposition of the Maryland Farm Bureau and the Maryland Association of Counties, requires counties to designate tiers for development throughout their counties. The Fourth Tier designation results in a loss of development rights of up to forty- percent. Many farmers view these potential development rights as value in their property which is used for capital borrowing, and in many cases their long term pensions when they face retirement. In addition to this legislation, the Maryland Department of Agriculture also pushed through new nutrient management regulations which severely limit the timing and duration of winter spreading for Maryland farmers, but also included a controversial stream fencing requirement. The regulation requires farmers to fence ten feet on each side of the stream to prevent any livestock watering or gathering near the tributaries. The prospect of fencing meandering streams through a livestock pasture has met with strong opposition. The regulation also requires that the land between the fences be barred from mowing or any other activities which result in it being taken out of income production.

The Senator’s bill sets up a process whereby farmers who are affected by this combination of new actions would be able to have a fair market evaluation of the property prior to the impact of the new regulations, and one after the impact of the completed regulations. The bill would allow the farmer to use the diminution of value as a tax credit against the State income tax for that year, up until the time that the total amount is met. Senator Glassman said, “During the testimony in favor of both of these actions the Department indicated that farmers would see no diminution in value of their property and, in fact, that agricultural land values will continue to rise. If that is the case then I do not suspect that the Legislature or Department will have any objection to moving this legislation as a safety measure.”

The Maryland Farm Bureau is supporting Glassman’s effort. “Farmers from across the State voiced concern over the potential devaluation of their land under the new restrictions,” said Pat Langenfelder, President of the Maryland Farm Bureau. “They were assured there would be no loss to the value of their land. It only makes sense to back up that assurance with a bill like the one Senator Glassman has introduced. If there is no devaluation, there will be no cost to the state.” Langenfelder explained. If there is a loss to landowners, they will be able to recover part of their loss with the tax credit.”

Senator Glassman, who also runs small flock of sheep in Harford County, has indicated that he believes if Maryland continues to place new burdens on animal livestock production that in fact chicken, hog, beef and dairy operations are on a track towards extinction in Maryland. Glassman’s bill, which is co-sponsored by a bi-partisan group of senators, has not been scheduled for a hearing yet before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee.

Senator Glassman is in his second term in the Maryland Senate and served previously as a Harford County Councilman and Maryland State Delegate. If you would like additional information, please feel free to contact Senator Glassman at (410)440-9267. www.barryglassman.com

National Ag Week this year is being held March 18 to 29. Please take a look at the sign up sheet that is attached as well as the Classroom Information sheet that has more information about what the teachers are looking for from the presenters.* If you would like to volunteer please let me know ASAP. also know that you are in charge of contacting the school and letting me know when you have done so. Please do this at your earliest convenience since the first day of class room visits is 4 weeks from now. *The editors regret that we were not able to reproduce the spreadsheets attached to this email.

Any volunteers are welcome so if there is someone I have not emailed and you think they might be interested please let me know! Thanks!

From: Harford County Farm Bureau [mail to:Harford@MdFarmBureau.com]


HARFORD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL www.harfordchristian.org Will hold an Open House on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10 AM



Darlington Elementary School PTA is hosting a Spring Clothing Drive with A&E Clothing Company . A&E will purchase clean, usable and wearable clothing (men’s, women’s, and children’s), shoes and accessories (handbags, belts, scarves, ties, and hats), and household items (bedding, curtains, tablecloths, towels, hard toys, and stuffed animals). This is a wonderful opportunity for us to raise funds while helping families in need.

We will be collecting donations in the parking lot of Darlington Elementary School (2119 Shuresville Rd., Darlington) all week between March 18 to 22. We will also take donations on Saturday, March 23, from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

A&E requests all items be placed in plastic bags please! Thank you for your support!


Dublin Elementary School is sending their Fifth Grade Patriot Program Achievers to Philadelphia! Due to rising

travel costs and budget cuts, the Patriot Program could use help from the community. If you would like to

donate, please send checks or money orders to DUES 1527 Whiteford Rd. Street, MD 21154. Dawn Gardner:

Principal. Thank you for your support!

Reminder: To include your article, information or event in the April 2013 edition of the 21034 Community E- News Bulletin, send an email to 21034bulleting@gmail.com by March 15. We make every effort to reproduce what you send accurately, but we cannot edit or retype longer articles, pdfs or forwarded newsletters and publications. We will, however, publish the web addresses or links to existing publications if you submit the highlights and address at which to access the full text.

The 21034 Community E-News editors are volunteers who would be glad to have you join the team! The current editors are: Nancy Dilliplane, Jane Howe & Bernadette Low. Please e-mail us if you can give a day every other month!


April 13, Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Game

April 13, 2nd Annual Car Show to benefit Harford County Public Library

“Romancing the Chrome” 10 a.m to 4 p.m., Jarrets Field www.HCPLonline.org 410-273-5600 x 2228 for info. ++++

May 4: Dublin Country Fair

Mark your calendar for the Dublin Country Fair coming up on Saturday, May 4! The event starts out with a parade at 10 a.m. Parade registration is free, but forms are available on the website, www.dublincountryfair.org, to fill out for the parade announcer. After the parade, there is a car show which is separate from the parade and does require a registration fee. Vendors and volunteers are still needed. Vendor spaces measure 10’ x 10’ and cost $30. Contact Jeanne Klein at 410-457-5442 or dublincountryfair@yahoo.com. There will be a program booklet again this year. If you are interested in buying ad space, contact Bill Day at 410-836-3532 or email jody1953@yahoo.com.

Last but not least, student scholarship applications are due by March 15. Go to the website for instructions and send your information as directed. All proceeds from the Dublin Country Fair go directly to the scholarship fund. Eighteen scholarships were awarded in 2012.


The 10th Annual Janet Hardy Memorial Soccer Games will be held on April 13, 2013, at the Cecil Arena from 9 a.m through 6 p.m. Benefit soccer matches will be played featuring teams from the Maryland State Police, Harford County Sheriffs Office and Cecil County Fire and Rescue playing against local teens. A mini tournament will also be held with U12 teams. Raffle baskets will be available during each game along with a silent auction. Concessions' including hot dogs, chips, soda and candy will also be available. The event is held to raise funds to support the Janet Hardy Memorial Scholarship Fund which has awarded nearly $40,000 in scholarships since 2004. Janet Hardy, a Conowingo resident, was killed in 2003 at Rt. 1 and 440 by a drunk driver. She was only 13 years old and had played many soccer seasons at Francis Silver Park. For more information, please contact Ms.Debbie Hardy at 443-466-4990 or via email at heydebhideb@hotmail.com.

May 10-12: The Maryland Faerie Festival

The Maryland Faerie Festival, happening at Camp Ramblewood in Darlington, will be inviting all faeries and festival goers to the show Friday night May 10, Saturday from 10am to 6pm and 8 to Midnight, and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Not only do we honor the faeries, folklore and faerie tales, we are also a not for profit centered around environmental and educational missions. To celebrate this aspect of our mission we are asking for donations of used umbrellas, they don't have to work, for the up-cycling of them into festival flowers and decorations. If you have any you would like to donate to us please drop them off at the Creative Sanctuary in Havre De Grace at 114 North Washington Street during store hours. We also are looking for volunteers who would like to be active in the operations of the festival. If you would like to help out please visit our website at www.marylandfaeriefestival.org . Finally, we will be having a volunteer decorating party on Sunday, March

24th at Camp Ramblewood from 1pm to 5pm where we will be working on painting decorations, making

umbrella decorations, and working on many aspects of assuring the festival a great success. For any festival

related questions you can contact Tom "Kal" Friedel at (301)- 221-4286 or inquire through the website.



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