Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

September 25, 2005

Countywide

Residents can take emergency training

The Harford County Department of Community Services is offering free, certified emergency response training to eligible county residents. The three-session course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Nov. 5 and 12 at the county Emergency Operations Center, 2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill. The course will cover basic fire safety, disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, and disaster psychology. The goal is to help participants learn to protect themselves and their neighbors during an emergency. The deadline to register is Oct. 21. 410-638-3389.

Healthcare security officers honored

Harford County Executive David R. Craig has proclaimed the week of Oct. 9 as Health Care Security/Safety Officers Week to recognize the efforts of workers in this field. The county joins the International Association for Health Care Security and Safety Officers in honoring officers' contributions to the efficiency and safety of health care institutions.

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 horizontal, 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 and mailed by Oct. 17 to Harford County Division of Emergency Operations, Attn: Linda Ploener, 2220 Ady Road, Forest Hill 21050-1707. Information: 410-638-4900.

Picture framer moves business

Artfully Done, a Bel Air picture-framing shop, announced it has relocated to 140 N. Bond St., next to the Bel Air Bakery. For 25 years, the business was on South Main Street.

Churchville

Gilchrest to meet with constituents

U.S. Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest is planning a visit to Harford County next month to meet with constituents. The meeting is one of several the Republican congressman is planning throughout his district next month. Gilchrest will hold a public meeting at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Churchville Recreation Complex, 111 Glenville Road in Churchville. The meetings are free and no advanced registration is required.

Edgewood

60 companies listed for job fair Friday

Sixty companies are slated to attend the 17th annual Harford County Job Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood. Organizations representing construction, business, health sciences, information technology, manufacturing, distribution and government have registered to participate. Those seeking employment 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 for information and assistance. The centers are on U.S. 40 in Aberdeen (410-272-5400) and on Bond Street in Bel Air (410-836-4603). Admission to all is free. Information: Regina Brown, 410-939-4240.

North Harford

Water precautions can be reduced

Residents of the North Harford area do not need to take any extra precautions with their water supply, despite an earlier report that North Harford Middle School well water was contaminated with bacteria, according a news release issued by the Harford County Health Department. Coliform bacteria were detected in the school's well water Aug. 26 and bottled water was supplied to the school and letters were sent home to parents. County officials are following the situation and believe students and staff are safe from exposure to contaminated water. Information: Ruth Maiorana, 410-638- 8498.

Bel Air

APG credit union collecting donations

The Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union is collecting donations for Hurricane 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. Information, 410-272-4000, or www.APGFCU. com.

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