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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)

Facts about the Ocean

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

All About The Ocean

  • About 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water.
  • More people have stepped foot on the moon than have been in the Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the ocean at roughly 7 miles deep.
  • About 2/3 of marine life remains unidentified.  Recent discoveries include a ghost-like octopod and a “ninja” shark with a glowing head.
  • Earth’s largest known waterfall is underwater between Greenland and Iceland. 

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.

Digital Photo Overload

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Manage Digital Photo Overload

 

            Smartphones have made it easier than ever to shoot photos at a moment’s notice, but with this ease comes a new problem: What to do with all of those images?  Organize them with these simple tips:

 

  • Junk the bad photos as soon as you take them.  Don’t save anything you won’t print, use, or look at later.
  • Upload photos to your computer regularly and sort them into organized folders.  Create folders for each year, and within each year, make sub-folders for specific events or holidays.  Use simple names, like “Family Reunion.”  Move relevant photos into the folders, and delete them from your phone.
  • Share as appropriate.  Don’t overload email messages with data-heavy images.  Instead, upload select photos to a photo-sharing site like Picasa (picasa.google.com) or Flickr (flickr.com) and distribute a link to family and friends.  Continue to print your favorite photos for framing or create an annual photo book.
  • Invest in a cloud service or use an external drive to back up photos.  Services like Mozy (mozy.com) and Carbonite (carbonite.com) automatically backup copies of computer files.

TAX FREE SHOPPING IN TIME FOR BACK TO SCHOOL

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This year, once again, Maryland will offer tax free shopping.  It will start August 9th through August 15th.  See below for more information....

http://comptroller.marylandtaxes.com/Public_Services/Agency_Information/Office_of_the_Comptroller/Comptroller_Initiatives/Shop_Maryland_Tax-free_Week/

How 'Bout dem O's?

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Welcome Back Birds!   After 15 long years, our dear Baltimore Orioles are in the playoff's.   So many people had lost interest in this team because of their losing seasons year after year.  But this year is different....not only did they have a winning season, but they may just win their division.  Yes, you heard right.  Come on Birds, you need to win tonight and the New York Yankees need to lose tonight.  They would be tied for the division lead.  That would take them into a 1 game playoff to determine the winner of the division.  The pride of Baltimore all of a sudden is decorated in Orange and Black.  What a wonderful turn of events......a refreshing change to the autumn air in Baltimore!  "AIN'T THE BEER COLD !"

Helpful Tips for Maryland Bridge Travel This Summer

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

With the coming of Memorial Day, the summer travel season is right around the corner.  Here are some tips to help you arrive safely to your destination, while travelling over Maryland bridges, this season. 

 

Plan Ahead-Try to leave early or late enough to avoid traffic.  You can get real-time traffic conditions for the Bay bridge by calling 1-877-BAYSPAN or www.baybridge.com for live traffic cams.

Be Visible-Turn on your headlights while travelling.  Also, do not change lanes on bridges.  If you feel you need to change lanes then make your intentions known by using your blinkers.

Obey The Posted Speed Limits- Slow down....afterall you are on vacation!

Follow Overhead Signals- They will keep you informed of how many lanes are open for your direction of travel.

Avoid Distractions- There are always boats on the bay this time of year so try not to focus on them instead of the road.

Do Not Tailgate- Please give yourself space when travelling bridges.  Remember some people are afraid of driving on big bridges so they will naturally drive slower. 

Avoid Using Cell Phones- If you need to use a phone while driving on a bridge, please remember you must use a hands free device as cell phone use IS illegal while driving.

EZ-Pass?- If you have an EZ-Pass make sure it us up to date before travelling.  It was give you more convenience and less of a headache.

 

Enjoy your family this summer and be safe in your travels!


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