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April 24, 2005

CCC dedicates new Elkton Station facility

ELKTON - More than 100 people attended the dedication ceremony for Cecil Community College's Elkton Station last week. The 52,000-square-foot building replaces two Elkton Center buildings, which were 18,000 square feet.

In addition to continuing to serve as the home for CCC's continuing education and community education programs, as well as customized work force training classes, the site will offer credit courses for the first time. With an emphasis on the performing arts and teacher education degrees, students have more than 60 credit classes to choose from at 107 Railroad Ave., the school said in a statement.

Knights of Columbus donates $1,700 to Arc

The Knights of Columbus recently presented a $1,700 check to the Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

The Knights of Columbus conducts a yearly campaign that helps to support people with developmental disabilities.

The Arc offers a variety of services to people with developmental disabilities in Harford and Cecil counties.

Crime-victims' coalition wins $5,000 U.S. grant

A coalition of Harford crime victims' advocacy groups has received a $5,000 grant from the U.S. Office for Victims of Crime, the Justice Department announced recently. The grant is intended to promote community awareness and crime victim outreach programs.

Harford County's outreach effort was one of 66 projects selected this year from a field of about 240 applications, the department said.

Formed late last year, the local coalition is composed of representatives from Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center, Harford County government, Child Advocacy Center, the state's attorney's office and the Harford County Sheriff's Office.

"Often, victims of crime don't know that they have rights and don't know where to turn for help," said John W. Gillis, director of the Office for Victims of Crime, in a statement. "By supporting the public awareness efforts on the national level and within local jurisdictions, OVC hopes that every individual will know where to turn or will know where to lead a loved one in the event that they are impacted by crime or violence. We hope that this funding will help all victims of crime find healing and justice."

Harford official selected for Leadership Maryland

J. Steven Kaii-Ziegler, Harford County planning and zoning director, has been selected for the Leadership Maryland Class of 2005.

Leadership Maryland, an independent, educational, nonprofit organization, seeks to inform top-level public and private sector executives about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing Maryland and its regions. Kaii-Ziegler is one of 52 people selected to participate in the eight-month program.

"After participating in a comprehensive range of experiences over the next year, these leaders will serve as important participants in the unified effort to shape Maryland's future," said Nancy Minieri, president of Leadership Maryland, in a statement announcing the appointment.

Frozen-meal company expanding to Bel Air

Let's Dish, a Timonium-based company that provides customers with meals that can be frozen until ready to be cooked, has announced plans to expand to Bel Air in June.

The new Let's Dish store will be in the Amyclae Center, at Route 22 and Route 543.

Let's Dish customers register for cooking sessions online at www.letsdish.net and choose the meals they wish to make from the monthly menu. They then come to the Let's Dish facility and rotate through different food preparation stations to prepare their selections, leaving with a number of ready-to-cook meals to store in the freezer until they need them.

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