Monday, July 28, 2014

Health Department Urges Prevention of Mosquito-Borne Illness

Bel Air, MD – The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issued a news release indicating that it has begun tracking West Nile virus (WNV) and other diseases such as chikungunya and dengue viruses transmitted by mosquitoes for the 2014 season. The Harford County Health Department cautions the public to take appropriate measures to reduce their risk of infection. Read more...

Hula Hoop Fun at the Abingdon Library!

(Belcamp, Maryland) Over 60 children, teens and even one adult arrived with their hula hoops ready to hoop in the Harford County Public Library’s hoopla hoop event. Broken down into two groups, finalists from each group then went on to the finals and had to keep their hula hoop spinning for 45 minutes. In the end 20 finalists finished and a drawing was held to give away the prizes including the coveted Samsung Galaxy Tab 3! Read more...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Auditions for The Nutcracker Scheduled July 26 at the Susquehanna Center

Harford Community College’s Harford Dance Theatre will hold auditions on Saturday, July 26, for dancers and actors for the company’s annual production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. 
 
Auditions will be held in the Susquehanna Center Dance Studio (Room 212) located on the campus of Harford Community College.  Performers from ages 8 through adult are needed for the show. Read more...

Friday, July 25, 2014

Boscov’s White Marsh Puts Shelter Animals on Display from The Humane Society of Harford County

Shoppers Greeted by Life Sized Cutouts of Adoptable Pets
 
Fallston, MD – The Humane Society of Harford County (HSHC) is full of wonderful furry friends just waiting for someone to love them. But unless you’re thinking of adopting, all those great pets probably aren’t given much consideration. So what better way to advertise an adoptable pet than a place you might go to buy the things you need to make your house a home: Boscov’s. Read more...

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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