Thursday, July 24, 2014

Golf Tournament Raises Nearly $47,000 for Harford Community College Foundation, Inc.

Harford Community College Foundation’s 21st annual Summer Swing Golf Tournament was held on July 14 at Maryland Golf and Country Clubs, raising nearly $47,000 to support scholarships for deserving HCC students.  
 
The Ace Award was established last year to acknowledge a person who has made exceptional contributions to the tournament through their volunteerism and participation.  Tournament Committee Chair Mike Barberry was named the recipient of the 2014 Ace Award for his work in helping to make the tournament the premiere event it is today. Read more...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Community Foundation of Harford County Elects New Board Officers

Bel Air, MD -- Community Foundation of Harford County has elected new board officers: Benny Walker, president (pictured); Jim Fielder, vice president; Denise Dregier, secretary; and Scott Elliott, treasurer.
 
In addition, Jayne Klein, who just concluded a two-year term as president of the foundation, has been named president emeritus, a new role on the foundation’s board. Read more...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nature Storybook Art at Eden Mill Nature Center

Eden Mill Nature Center will be offering this session on July 22, 29; August 5, 12 & 19 from 10-12noon, except for August 13, which will be from 12:30-2:30 for ages 5-10. 
 
Nature Storybook Art invites children to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools. The wide variety of activities requires no prior expertise. Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Read more...

Monday, July 21, 2014

Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority Holds Inaugural Meeting

CRADA signed with Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center 
 
(Bel Air, MD) - The Northeastern Maryland Additive Manufacturing Innovation Authority (NMAMIA) hosted the inaugural meeting at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.   NMAMIA was enacted by legislation during the last Maryland Legislative session to capitalize on the region's existing resources in additive manufacturing -- including 3D printing, meteorology, and rapid prototyping -- to encourage growth of manufacturing. The event included a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) signing with APG's Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC). Read more...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Crime Rates Down in 2014: Sheriff Bane Releases Data from First 6 Months

[Bel Air, MD]  A review of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office crime data from the first six months of 2014 shows a total 12% decrease of Part 1 Crimes as compared to the same time period in 2013.  
 
Of the eight categories which comprise Part 1 Crimes (Murder/Manslaughter, Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Burglary, Larceny/Theft, Motor Vehicle Theft, and Arson), seven categories showed decreases.  Most notable are the 26% decrease in burglaries, 26% decrease in robberies and a 52% reduction in rapes.  Read more...

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Catch a Pig 5K & Walk

When: Sunday, July 20, 8 a.m.
Where: Williams Street trail head (cross street Ellendale)
Why: In conjunction with the Harford County Boys & Girls Club’s “Kiss A Pig” events, we will be raising funds to support a great local kids’ program.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

Maryland Heritage Area Authority Awards Grants for Local Projects

Grants awarded from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) fund historical, cultural and natural resource projects in 12 certified Heritage Areas. Grant funds support heritage tourism projects and activities that expand economic development and tourism-related job creation in 21 counties and the city of Baltimore. Read more...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Harford County Receives Broadband Fiber Network Award

Information and Communication Technology awarded for HMAN 
 
(Bel Air, MD) - - The Harford County Office of Information and Communication Technology is the recipient of the 2014 Community Broadband Fiber Network of the Year Award.  The county’s technology office received the award for their efforts in bringing the countywide Harford Metro Area Network (HMAN) to fruition. The HMAN connects county and municipal government as well as Harford County Public Schools, Harford County Public Libraries and the Volunteer Fire Companies to the Internet. Read more...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Hoopla Hoop Your Way to a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3!

(Belcamp, Maryland) Show off your hula hoop skills at the Library’s hoopla hoop contest on Tuesday, July 15 at the Abingdon Library. Hoopla hoop will be presented by MidWest Tape, the Library’s provider of Hoopla digital. A representative will be on-hand to run the contest and award the winner with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3! Read more...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Humane Society of Harford County’s Rescue Me! at Harford Mall Celebrates 300 Cat Adoptions

Oliver the cat not fazed by his instant fame 
 
Fallston, MD – Oliver, a 5-year-old brown and black tabby cat was lounging in a deluxe cat condominium at The Humane Society of Harford County’s (HSHC) off-site cat adoption center, Rescue Me! at Harford Mall, when he caught the eye of Heather Simon and became the 300th cat to be adopted since the center opened last fall. Read more...