Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Local Writing Legend Rafael Alvarez to Speak at Bel Air Library

(Belcamp, Maryland)  Harford County Public Library is pleased to host a Baltimore writing legend, Rafael Alvarez on September 17 at the Bel Air Library at 6:30 pm. Alvarez, the Baltimore born and bred journalist and writer, knows the city like no one else.  It was his voice that gave authenticity to HBO’s groundbreaking drama The Wire.  He was the one who introduced a generation to Baltimore’s unique personalities and neighborhoods through his stories and interviews in the Baltimore Sun, where he became known as a “Neighborhood Folklorist.” Read more...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Harford County Republican Women Promote the Constitution

$1,500 in Prize Money for Annual Constitution Day Contest 
 
The Harford County Republican Women’s Club (HCRW) is seeking entries for its annual Constitution Day Contest; a contest designed to support the 2004 federal law requiring any institution receiving federal dollars to provide educational programming on the history of the Constitution on September 17 of each year. Since the contest’s inception, students from Fallston Middle, Edgewood High School and home-schooled students have won prizes for their efforts. Read more...

Monday, September 15, 2014

County Executive Craig Announces Departure of Director of Community Services

(Bel Air, MD) - - Harford County Executive David R. Craig announced the departure of Beth Hendrix.  Ms. Hendrix had served as Director of Harford County Department of Community Services since January 2011, and has been with county government for 16 years. 
 
Ms. Hendrix has accepted a position with the federal Department of Housing & Urban Development in Washington, DC. Read more...

HCC Hosts the Joint Science & Technology Institute for Students

For the second time, Harford Community College hosted the Joint Science and Technology Institute in Aberdeen Hall on the HCC campus. Thirty-six high school students representing 22 states (including Maryland) were selected to attend the two-week, residential student program. Read more...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

First-Ever Shining a Light on Recovery Attracts 250 Participants

Bel Air, MD -- Despite threatening weather, a crowd of approximately 250 people attended “Shining a Light on Recovery,” a free family event and candlelight vigil, held recently in Shamrock Park in Bel Air. 
 
The event, sponsored by The Albert P. Close Foundation in partnership with Addiction Connection Resources and the Homecoming Project, was held to raise awareness about substance abuse and to remove the stigma associated with addiction. Read more...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Teen Court Needs Jury in Restorative Justice Program

(Bel Air, MD) - - The Harford County Teen Court program is scheduled to resume on Thursday, September 11.   Court sessions take place on the second Thursday of each month, during the school year.   New volunteers should arrive at 4:00 p.m. for a brief orientation. Teen Court hearings take place at the Bel Air District Courthouse, 2 South Bond Street. Parking is available in the lot after 4:30 p.m. and hearings are not open to the public. Read more...

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Rural Legacy Program Preserves 335 Acres in Harford County

The State permanently preserved 335 acres of woodland and farmland, eliminating 25 development rights in Harford County through the Rural Legacy Program. Governor Martin O’Malley and the Board of Public Works approved funding for the two easements in the Deer Creek Rural Legacy area at today’s meeting in Annapolis. Read more...

Monday, September 8, 2014

September is National Preparedness Month

(Forest Hill, MD) - - The Harford County Department of Emergency Services is joining thousands of other departments and government entities throughout the country in recognizing September as the “National Preparedness Month”.  This year marks the 10th anniversary of September’s designation as “National Preparedness Month”, a month-long effort sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) encouraging households, business, and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies. Read more...

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Elizabeth Markley of Forest Hill Wins First Annual “Carl’s Messiest Garage Contest”

The winner of Carl’s Messiest Garage Contest received a prize package that included four hours of professional organizing, junk hauling and a new Clopay garage door from Carl’s Door Service. 
 
[Baldwin, Maryland] – Elizabeth Markley of Forest Hill, the winner of Carl’s Door Service’s first annual “Carl’s Messiest Garage Contest,” received a brand new Clopay garage door installed by Carl’s Door Service. Read more...

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Close Foundation Holds Family Event, Vigil to Shine Light on Recovery

Bel Air, MD -- “Shining a Light on Recovery,” a free family event and candlelight vigil, takes place Saturday, September 6, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Shamrock Park, 39 North Hickory Avenue in Bel Air. 
 
The event, sponsored by The Albert P. Close Foundation in partnership with Addiction Connection Resources and the Homecoming Project, aims to raise awareness about substance abuse and to remove the stigma associated with addiction. Read more...