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DARLINGTON APPLE FESTIVAL

Friday, October 06, 2017

DARLINGTON, MD - It's fall and that means it's time for the Darlington Apple Festival. The festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 7.

The Darlington Apple Festival happens every year the first Saturday in October. It is a rain-or-shine event.

Here are all the things you need to know.

When: The Darlington Apple Festival is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

What: Enjoy a day in the country with vendors, crafters, apples, produce, family activities, live musical entertainment and refreshments. Hay rides will be available behind Darlington United Methodist Church, 2118 Shuresville Road, Darlington, and so will pony rides. A cornhole tournament is also planned.

Live music will be provided by the following:

How Big: About 50,000 people attend the Darlington Apple Festival each year. The festival started in 1986.

What Not To Bring: Neither pets nor alcohol is permitted.

How To Get There

The Darlington Apple Festival is at 2120 Shuresville Road in Darlington.

Shuresville Road will be closed at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Shuttle service to the festival will be available at Chesapeake Harley-Davidson (4600 Thunder Court), the Darlington firehouse (2600 Castleton Road) and the field across from the High's gas station (4585 Conowingo Road).

Handicapped parking is on the grounds of Darlington Elementary School. To get there from MD Route 161/Darlington Road, take a right onto Old Quaker Road and then proceed on School Road. Signs for handicapped parking will be posted.

By Elizabeth Janney (Patch Staff)

2017-2018 TAXES

Thursday, July 06, 2017

ATTENTION BALTIMORE COUNTY HOMEOWNERS

URGENT AND IMPORTANT


Baltimore County has sent out incorrect bills for your 2017-2018 Taxes.   This was done in error.   The county has said they will be sending out corrected bills and will be extending the discounted dates.   Please take caution with your bill and make sure you are paying the proper amount.   If you have an escrow and your mortgage company is paying the taxes, please notify them about the error.    

Protect Yourself from Hospital Infections

Thursday, March 24, 2016

How To Protect Yourself From Hospital Infections

 

            People check into hospitals to overcome illness, but these supposedly sterile environments can also expose you to many germs. Luckily, there are several things you can do to protect your health if you happen to land in the hospital:

 

  1. Research your chosen hospital.  Educate yourself about laws in your state designed to create safer, healthier hospitals (hospitalinfectionrates.org), then find out what your hospital has done to control infections.  Your state’s health department can advise where you can find specific hospital statistics.

  2. Practice appropriate hand washing.  Ask that your doctors, nurses, and visitors wash their hands before touching you or items in your room.  Gloves offer a false sense of security and can be contaminated if put on by germ-infested hands.

  3. Eat from clean plates.  Consume food that has only touched the clean plate on which it is delivered.  Don’t set food on a meal tray or any other surface.

  4. Avoid contact with sick people.  This includes not just other patients but also family and friends who may be ill.

  5. Keep tubes to a minimum.  Catheters, IVs, and other tubes offer a direct line into your body.  If possible, skip them; but also ask to have all tubes removed as soon as possible after surgery.

  6. Go home.  The longer you stay in the hospital after surgery, the more likely you are to develop an infection.  Before being admitted, work with your doctor to create a recovery plan you can tackle right away in order to get out of the hospital as soon as possible.

 

Find more information about staying safe at safepatientproject.org.

Roadside Assistance Plas

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Roadside Assistance Plans

 

            Being stranded on the side of the road with a flat tire or some other mechanical problem can happen to anyone at any time.  A roadside assistance plan is the kind of purchase you hope you’ll never have to use, but having the right one when you need it most can save hundreds of dollars and a massive headache.  Here’s what you need to know to choose the one right for you:

 

  • Many new cars (and some certified used cars) come bundled with assistance from auto manufacturers.   Though they are often valid for the length of the warranty, check with the dealer when you purchase. 

  • Popular roadside assistance carriers include AAA (aaa.com), Better World Club (betterworldclub.com), AARP Roadside Assistance (aarproadside.com), and Good Sam (goodsamroadside.com).  However, add-on plans are also available from cell service carriers, credit card companies, and insurance providers, though the services they cover vary.  Some may have restrictions on towing distance, the number of roadside assistance calls allowed each year, and out-of-pocket costs you may incur by using these services.

  • Because some coverage plans are for specific vehicles (such as those affiliated with a warranty), you may need additional plans for other family vehicles.  However, other plans, such as cell phone-related assistance, cover certain people.  In choosing coverage, make sure all relevant parties and vehicles in your family are appropriately protected.

Avoid Vlolent Crime

Monday, June 22, 2015

How To Avoid Violent Crime

Incidence of personal violence has dropped to its lowest levels in decades, but you should still know how to protect yourself.  According to the National Crime Prevention Council, there are several strategies to stay safe.  Here are the most useful tips organized around four common life situations:

In your car:

  Keep your doors locked and windows rolled up in stop-and-go traffic and at stoplights.

  Leave space between you and the car ahead when stopped so you can escape the line of traffic if necessary.

Walking around:

  Don’t look like a victim.  Criminals often decide on victims based on body language.  Make direct eye contact with people around you, keep your head up, and your phone in your pocket or purse. 

  If you think someone is following you, cross the street.  If a person is following you, quickly go into an open store or restaurant.  Don’t be afraid to yell for help.

When exercising:

  Don’t walk or jog alone early in the morning or late at night when the streets are deserted.

  If you do exercise alone, let a “safe buddy” know where you’re going, and to alert authorities if you don’t check back in at a pre-appointed time.

At night:

  Of course you should park in a well-lit area close to exits, but also have your key out and ready as you approach your car door or house.

  Carry a bright flashlight, pepper spray, or a personal alarm/whistle.  Websites like www.womenonguard.com and www.tbotech.com sell these types of inexpensive devices to help you stay safe. 

If someone tries to rob you, give up your property and not your life.  If you are robbed or assaulted, report the crime to the police.  Try to give a detailed description of the attacker to help prevent someone else from becoming a victim.

Food Recall served to HCPS students

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Farm Rich food products were recalled due to an E.coli 0121 outbreak. Harford County Public Schools were on the receiving end of  Farm Rich Pepperoni Pizzatas.  These were served to the students of the following schools:

Aberdeen Middle School, Bakerfield Elementary, Bel Air Elementary, Bel Air High School, Edgewood High School, Forest Hill Elementary, Forest Lakes Elementary, Fountain Green Elementary, Havre de Grace Elementary, Homestead/Wakefield Elementary, Lisby Hillsdale Elementary, Meadowvale Elementary, Prospect Mill Elementary, Ring Factory Elementary, and William S. James Elementary

 

If you are a parent who has a child at one of the following schools please monitor your child for any signs of an E. coli infection.  Symptoms may include watery or bloody stools, severe abdominal pain, vomitting, mild fever, abdominal cramps, and nausea.  Take your child to their doctor immediately if they have any of the above symptoms.  The harford county health department is aware and monitoring the outbreak closely.  As of today there have been NO cases in harford county.

 

Flu Vaccines

Friday, January 11, 2013

If your family members or someone else you know are still in need of a influenza vaccine, please send them to Harford Mall this Saturday, January 12 for a vaccine.

Community Outreach will be giving flu vaccinations from 10am to 1pm this Saturday, January 12. We will be located near Yankee Candle. The cost is $20 per vaccine.

Both fluMist and the flu shot will be available in limited quantities.

Both children (6 months and above) and adults are welcome to be vaccinated.

If you need more information or have any questions please call HealthLink at ext. 4257 or 1-800-515-0044

Halloween Safety

Monday, October 15, 2012

For children it’s that happy time again, our fall ritual of trick or treat.  To help you and your children celebrate, I have some silver reflective trick or treat bags upon which is a smiling orange pumpkin face with “Happy Halloween” in bright letters across the top of the bag.  Hopefully it will help make your child a little more conspicuous in pursuit of goodies!  If you would like to pick one up, please call me at 410.591.1800.

 

Here is a list of safety tips for you to share with your children….

            Don’t go out alone

            Let parents inspect all treats before you eat them

            Wear white or reflective clothing

            Watch for cars

            Stay away from unfamiliar neighborhoods

Preventing Illness in 2012

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The holidays are now in full swing and most people have been busily preparing for family and friends.  Along with the holidays normally comes along with illness of some sort.  Most people tend to think of the flu.  The flu is manageable for most people however it can be severe or even deadly. It is highly contagious and is spread throughout the air via coughing, sneezing, or talking.  Most people begin spreading the disease about 1 day prior to showing symptoms, and may continue to be contagious up to 1 week after the symptoms have presented.

 

Signs and symptoms of the flu may be mild to severe.  The most common symptoms are fevers/chills, fatigue, headache, body aches, stuffy or runny nose, coughing, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.  People who have the flu normally do not have all the symptoms but a combination of symptoms.  More severe symptoms may differ from child to adult.  If you have a child that is experiencing fast or trouble breathing. fever with a rash, lack of interest to play or interact, doesn't want to be touched or held, decreased fluid intake, bluish skim coloration, or mild flu-like symptoms that improve but return with a worse fever and cough take them to the closest ER.  If you experience difficulty breathing, sudden dizziness, confusion, pain/pressure in chest/abdomen, severe or persistent vomiting, or mild flu-like symptoms that improve but return with a worse fever or cough then go to the closest ER. 

 

The best way to prevent getting the flu is to wash your hands with soap and water for 20 secs.  Those in the medical field are taught in school to sing the alphabet song while washing.  If soap and water are not available then use an alcohol based hand sanitizer.  The second best way to prevent the flu is to get the flu vaccine.  Some people however are not good candidates for getting the flu vaccine, so make sure you consult your doctor before getting one.  The flu vaccine will introduce your body to a non-harmful strain, which will cause your body to build a memory of the strain.  When the body builds up this memory, it will know how to fight against the real virus to prevent getting sick or will prevent the more severe symptoms which could be deadly.  Try to get plenty of rest,drink plenty of fluids, and exercise during the winter months.  This will help keep your immune system in top shape to fight off any infections you may get.  Also, try to stay away from people who are coughing and sneezing.

 

Not everyone may be able to prevent the flu this year.  If you do get sick your best and fastest way to recovery is to stay home from work or school.  That will prevent others from catching it from you.  Make sure you drink plenty of fluids and get lots of sleep.  Take over the counter medicine as needed and as directed by the manufacturer.  Most people can manage symptoms by abiding by those tips, but feel free to consult your doctor if you are concerned or your symptoms get worse.  However, if you do present with mild symptoms and still go into work, make sure you wash your hands often with soap and water.  You should cover you sneezes and coughs.  The most efficient way to do this  is by sneezing or coughing into your bent elbow.  If you use a tissue to cover you sneeze/cough or to blow your nose, wash your hands immediately afterwards.  Disinfect your work area by wiping down your phone, keyboard, doorknobs, and other workplace equipment.

 

If you have any other concerns or questions contact your doctor's office, your local health department, or the cdc. I hope you now have the information needed to keep you and your family healthy.  Have a Happy, Safe, and HEALTHY New Year!

MVA Emergency Contact Information

Monday, November 21, 2011

Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) announced it has added an emergency contact option to Maryland Driver’s Licenses.  Maryland drivers can now add three emergency contacts to their Driver’s License so police will know whom to call if an accident occurs.  The emergency contact information is stored electronically on an individual’s Driver’s License and will be available only to authorized law enforcement personnel.

You can go to MVA’s website at www.mva.maryland.gov and add your three emergency contacts in just a few minutes. Go to the website, under “On-line Transactions”, click “More”, then click “Emergency Contacts” to add your emergency contacts. The entire process takes less than 10 minutes.


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