Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

September 12, 2004

APG to conduct training exercises through Sept. 24

The Aberdeen Proving Ground will conduct training exercises - day and night - tomorrow to Sept. 24.

Activities may take place in restricted waters, in the air or both, and can include weapons firing and use of multiple aircraft and watercraft.

Residents and boaters in surrounding communities might hear weapons firing and observe low-flying aircraft. Illumination devices might create flashes of light visible to off-post areas.

Information: 410-278- 1147.

State to spray pesticide for mosquitos this week

The state will spray pesticides in several Harford County communities this week in response to the discovery of mosquitos infected with West Nile virus in the southern part of the county.

Maryland Department of Agriculture trucks will spray between 9 p.m. and midnight tomorrow and Friday, weather permitting, in Laura's Landing, Scholar Woods, Bauer's MHP, Lord Willoughby's Rest, Martin Manor, Beacon Terrace, Harford Commons and Trimble Fields. The area is north of the Aberdeen Proving Ground and south of Otter Point Creek.

Residents should stay inside when the trucks are spraying, and those with asthma should remain indoors with windows closed, according to the state Agriculture Department. Information: the department's mosquito control office, weekdays at 877-425-6485.

Group plans meeting, rally about MTBE problem

The Greater Fallston Association has scheduled a countywide MTBE public meeting for 9 a.m. Saturday at Fallston High School's auditorium.

The public is invited to submit questions in advance by mail - GFA Inc., P.O. Box 71, Fallston, MD 21047 - or post them directly on the Upper Crossroads Web site at www. uppercrossroads.com. Questions must be received by Thursday.

The group invited guest speakers to answer questions, said Greater Fallston Association representative Katy Hood. "We want the support of the community. Eventually, we want to ban MTBE and clean up our wells."

The Greater Fallston Association represents residents in Upper Crossroads who have traces of methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, in their well water.

A "Clean Water Rally," sponsored by the GFA, will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday off Scarff Road. From Fallston High School, head west on Route 152 (Fallston Road) and go through the intersection of routes 152 and 165 (Baldwin Mill Road). Continue for a quarter-mile and turn left onto Scarff Road. Follow the signs to the designated parking.

School system seeks applicants for committees

The Harford County school board is looking for members to serve on its citizen advisory committees.

There are two committees. The career and technology education committee studies innovative programs across Maryland in career and technology for consideration as a component of the Harford school system. The family life committee participates with the school system's Family Life Education Committee in decisions about materials to be used in the kindergarten-though-12th-grade educational program on family life and human development and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Residents of the county interested in serving on a committee should write a letter of interest and send it along with a biographical sketch to Don Morrision, Director of Public Information, Harford County Public Schools, 45 E. Gordon St., Bel Air, MD 21014.

Letters of interest must include the specific committee the applicant wants to join; contact information (name, address, telephone number); background information, such as children and the school they attend; membership in community, social and civic groups; occupation; level of schooling; availability to attend evening meetings; and an explanation why the applicant wants to become active on the committee.

Membership is open to all Harford County citizens. Applicants do not have to have children in the school system to participate on any committee. The deadline for application is Oct. 1. New members are confirmed in December and assigned to one-, two- or three-year terms.

Theatreworks offers programs for kids 4 to 17

Theatreworks ... Live! Inc., a nonprofit children's theater program, has three programs beginning this week:

Theatreworks Jr., ages 4 to 7, starts Saturday and runs every Saturday through Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuition is $50.

Musical Theatreworks, ages 8 to 17, starts Saturday and runs every Saturday through Nov. 6, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuition is $80.

Acting FUNdamentals, ages 11 to 17, starts Friday and runs every Friday through Nov. 5 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuition is $75.

Information: 410-638-0806 or 410-879-9821.

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