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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



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.    

Life with Music

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Change Your Life With Music

                Music is an important part of life for many people, but did you know it can affect everything from eating to productivity?  Choose your playlist wisely – you don’t want to accidentally listen to “sleeptime” music when you’re completing a big project for work!  The tempo, or beats per minute (BPM) of music can affect your heart rate and brain waves. Find the BPM of songs you like at https://songbpm.com.  Here are the best types to listen to if you are –

  • Eating – Happy songs without lyrics in a slower tempo, according to a study by psychologists, will help you eat at a slower pace and actually take fewer bites per minute, to help you digest and prevent overeating (BPM varies – try around 60).
  • Relaxing – Classical, not jazz or electronic, tends to affect your brain waves to help you relax and slow down, and can even lower blood pressure.  Try listening to music by the composer Vivaldi  (about 90 BPM).  Look for music that relaxes you, then check the BPM.  That’s the number that works best for you.
  • Improving performance – Whether you’re working out or cleaning the house, play your favorite music.  Studies say your favorite music makes you happier, can boost distance/time of workout (or cleaning time), and make the task more enjoyable (try songs over 100 BPM).
  • Waking up/staying awake – Not surprisingly, faster songs can help you wake up or stay awake.  Very fast songs are great for staying awake during long car rides. Think techno or swing jazz (150 BPM and higher is perfect).
  • Saving a life – “Stayin’ Alive” by the BeeGees is a song almost everyone knows, and it’s the perfect tempo for correct CPR compressions!  If you’re ever called upon to perform this life-saving procedure, just sing this song to yourself and time compressions to the rhythm (120 BPM).

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