Tuesday, March 31, 2015

2015 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation County Health Rankings Released

Bel Air, MD – 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. Read more...

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The 1st Annual Friends R Family Danyelle Filiaggi 5K/Family Walk

Friends R Family Foundation Launched in Honor of Danyelle Filiaggi’s Legacy and to Raise Awareness for Mental Illness

Bel Air, MD – Friends and family members of the late Danyelle Filiaggi announce the launch of the Friends R Family Foundation and its first annual 5K/Family Walk on March 29. The new foundation was created to honor Filiaggi’s legacy while raising awareness of mental health issues and improving access to care and resources. Read more...

Friday, March 27, 2015

Phoenix Festival Theater Auditions for The Wizard of Oz

Phoenix Festival Theater, a community theater at Harford Community College, will hold auditions for the musical The Wizard of Oz on Friday, March 27, from 7 to 9 PM and Sunday, March 29, from 1 to 3 PM for performers ages 16 and older and Saturday, March 28,  from 1 to 4 PM for those aged 15 and younger. Auditions will be held in the Chesapeake Theater at Harford Community College. Read more...

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Laura Potter Named 2015-16 Harford Teacher of the Year

C. Milton Wright High School mathematics teacher to vie for state title

Laura Potter, mathematics teacher at C. Milton Wright High School and 10-year educator having served Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for the past two, was named the 2015-16 HCPS Teacher of the Year during a surprise announcement at the 21st Annual Harford County Teacher of the Year Banquet. Read more...

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County Celebrate 25th Anniversary with Steak & Burger Dinner

(Aberdeen, MD) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is redefining non-profit events by celebrating its 25th Anniversary of serving local youth with FREE admission to the County’s largest event-- the annual Steak & Burger / Youth of the Year Awards Dinner. Read more...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Magnolia Elementary Named 2015 Maryland School of Character

Harford County Public Schools is pleased to announce that Character.org, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement, named Magnolia Elementary a 2015 Maryland School of Character. The program recognized Magnolia Elementary as a school that has demonstrated its use of character development to drive a positive impact on academics, student behavior, and school climate. Magnolia Elementary, located in Joppa with a student population of 497, is one of just 80 schools across the country awarded this distinction. Read more...

Friday, March 20, 2015

Harford County Public Schools Announces Five Finalists for Teacher of the Year

The top five finalists for the 2015 Harford County Teacher of the Year award have been released and are listed in alphabetical order below. The judging panel had a difficult and unenviable task again this year with many outstanding teachers nominated for the award. Just to have been deemed worthy by a student, parent, administrator or community member to be Harford County’s Teacher of the Year from among the more than 3,200 teachers in the system is remarkable. Read more...

Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc. Hires John Mettee III

(Bel Air, MD) Focusing on county, state and federal surveying techniques, standards, specs and regulations, Chesapeake Environmental Management, Inc. (CEM) welcomes seasoned industry expert John Mettee III to manage the organization’s new land survey services division. Read more...

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Harford Family House Receives $10,000 Donation from Rosedale Federal

Gift will support one year of housing and support services for families living in Emergency Shelter Apartments at Harford Family House   

[Bel Air, MD] — Harford Family House (“HFH”), the County’s largest provider of transitional housing for families with children in Harford County, recently received a $10,000 donation from Rosedale Federal Savings and Loan Association (“Rosedale Federal”) to support one year of housing and support services for a family living in an Emergency Shelter Apartment. Read more...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts and Get Screened

Bel Air, MD -- Since 2000, when March officially was dedicated National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country have rallied together to inform the public about this second leading cancer killer in Maryland and across the nation. The Harford County Health Department wants the public to understand the importance of screening and prevention as a lifesaving, personal health issue 365 days a year. Read more...