Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

September 11, 2005

County job fair set for Sept. 30; centers offer help

Sixty companies are slated to attend the 17th annual Harford County Job Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.

Organizations representing construction, business, health sciences, information technology, manufacturing, distribution and government have registered to participate. Some available positions may require a security clearance.

County residents seeking employment, and those commuting out of the county, will have an opportunity to meet business representatives and share resumes.

Prospective attendees can visit a Harford County work force center before the fair to find occupation and wage data, conduct job-searching exercises and receive assistance with employment planning, resume writing and interviewing.

The centers are on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen (410-272-5400) and on Bond Street in Bel Air (410-836-4603). Admission to the centers and to the fair is free.

Information: Regina Brown, 410-939-4240.

APG credit union collecting donations

APGFCU (the Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union) is collecting donations for Katrina Relief at all of its branches and at the Home Loan Center in Bel Air.

Collection jars are available for cash or check donations to the Salvation Army and American Red Cross.

For details or branch locations: www.APGFCU.com. Information: 410-272-4000.

Residents are warned about Bush River

Warning signs posted by Harford Health Department officials are advising residents to avoid contact with the Bush River along with Park Beach Drive in Perryman for 30 days.

The posting took place Sept. 4 after a malfunction at the nearby Harford County Public Works Department's Surge Facility caused a 6,075-gallon overflow into the waterway.

Responding to a resident's phone call reporting a foul odor, Water and Sewer Division workers found that a pipe had broken in the facility's holding tank, causing the overflow. The broken pipe was replaced and the overflow cleaned up.

Information: 410-612-1612.

Older drivers may attend program to improve skills

The Harford County Highway Safety Committee is cooperating with Maryland organizations in a program designed to help seniors assess and improve their driving skills.

The MOVE (Mature Operators Vehicular Education) program, a four-part series, provides individual feedback and suggestions for mature drivers, and includes segments on skills assessment and improvement, medication management and occupant protection. Admission is free, but registration is required.

Organizations presenting portions of MOVE include AAA, the Harford County Sheriff's Office, the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and Maryland Kids in Safety Seats.

Information: 410-638-4040.

Neal Road Bridge closed; replacement due in spring

The Harford County Public Works Department has closed the Neal Road Bridge over Big Branch in Pylesville. A new span will open next spring at the same location.

Motorists are asked to be patient and cautious as they travel around the work site.

Information: Dan Svrjcek, 410-638-3509.

Disabilities award deadline is Sept. 19

The deadline to nominate Harford County-based residents, employers and groups who promote the hiring of those with disabilities is Sept. 19.

Recipients of the awards will be honored Oct. 20 at an annual awards luncheon sponsored by the Harford County Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities.

Awards include Employee of the Year, Employer of the Year, Harford County Student Worker of the Year, the Barrier-Free Design Award, Ruth Helen Thompson Memorial Community Service Award and Print or Electronic Media Awards.

To request a nomination form: Sharon Grzanka, 410-638-3373 or visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/disabilities.

Photographs sought for county calendar

The Harford County Division of Emergency Operations is seeking color photographs for its 2005 Emergency Public Information Calendar, to be mailed to county households in December.

Photographs should be in horizontal format; taken by county residents; contain scenes that are representative of Harford County; and include a description and the location, along with the photographer's name and address. Scenes from all seasons are requested.

Submissions should contain a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of the photographs.

Photographs should be mailed by Oct. 17 to Harford County Division of Emergency Operations, Attn: Linda Ploener, 2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill, MD 21050-1707.

Information: 410-638-4900.

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