Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January Is National Radon Awareness Month: Health Department Recommends Testing Your Home

Harford County, MD – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated January as National Radon Action Month to increase the public's awareness of radon, promote radon testing and mitigation, and advance the use of radon-resistant, new construction practices. Read more...

Volunteers Wanted at Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

Do you have an interest in helping manage events, building exhibits, boat building, or educating people? We are interested in your talents. 

Our Environmental Center will be up and running soon and we are in need of individuals of any age --- teens and college students are welcome --- to contribute their expertise, knowledge, or just lend a helping hand as needed. Read more...

Harford County Executive Glassman to Host Virtual Town Hall Budget Meeting

Harford County Executive Barry Glassman will host a virtual town hall meeting on January 27 with multimedia options for citizens to provide input on the county budget for fiscal year 2016. This first-ever event for Harford County government will be streamed live beginning at 6:00 p.m. from Harford Community College’s new Darlington Hall. Read more...

Monday, January 26, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County Elects New Officers to Board of Directors

Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is pleased to announce the newly elected officers for the Board of Directors. “We’re very excited to have the commitment and vision of our dedicated board as we get ready to celebrate our 25th anniversary,” says Tim Wills, Executive Director for the Clubs. “Their leadership will be very important during this milestone year.” Read more...

Saturday, January 24, 2015

The HCC Athletic Hall of Fame Builds a New Tradition

Special Celebration to Honor the Class of 2015   

Following the revival of the Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014, Harford Community College will continue the annual tradition by inducting the Class of 2015 with a tailgate reception and ceremony.  They will be honored on Saturday, January 24, 2015 during the Fighting Owls women’s and men’s basketball games against the Chesapeake College Skipjacks in the APG Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College.  The tailgate reception begins at 11 AM, and game time is 11:30 AM with a special halftime ceremony. Read more...

Friday, January 23, 2015

Harford County Public Library Receives $10,000 Grant from Comcast Foundation

Grant supports Little Leapers 3.5 Digital Camp   

Belcamp MD -- The Comcast Foundation has provided Harford County Public Library a $10,000 grant in support of its Little Leapers 3.5 Digital Camp, an expansion of the Little Leapers 3.5 program. Read more...

United Way of Central Maryland Holds Its First ‘Stone Soup’ Event in Harford County

Bel Air, MD – Fifty-one United Way of Central Maryland volunteers gathered at Bel Air United Methodist Church on a recent morning to make casseroles and sandwiches as part of the Families Living United Stone Soup volunteer event, the first held in Harford County by United Way. Read more...

New Comprehensive Primary Care Facility Opens in Havre de Grace

Partnership between UM Upper Chesapeake Health, West Cecil provides expanded offerings including pediatrics, women’s care, behavioral health   

Beacon Health Center, a new full-service health care facility for adults and children in Havre de Grace, provides comprehensive primary care and related services to patients. It was founded as a result of a collaborative planning effort between University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health and West Cecil Health Center. Read more...

HCC Actors Guild in The Gifted Program

The HCC Actors Guild will perform The Gifted Program on Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24 and January 30 and 31 at 8 PM, and Sunday, January 25 and February 1 at 3 PM in Harford Community College’s Blackbox Theater located in Joppa Hall. Read more...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Health Department Urges Women to Get Regular Pap Tests

Harford County, MD –Cervical Health Awareness Month is observed nationally each January. The Harford County Health Department wishes to remind the community that cervical cancer is the most preventable cancer that affects women. Yet in 2015, approximately 230 women will be diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer and an estimated 73 women will die from the disease. Read more...