Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

December 18, 2005

County to dispatch Bel Air evening calls

The Harford County Emergency Operations Center now provides call-taking and dispatch services to the Bel Air Police Department from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. County and municipal government and law enforcement officials signed an addendum to a 2004 Memorandum of Understanding for joint use of the county's 800 MHz radio system.

The new procedure will enhance coordination with other agencies - including fire service, Maryland State Police Aviation and the Harford County Sheriff's Office - that support the police in Bel Air.

Lynch named to cable network board

The Harford County Council has appointed N. Roxanne Lynch as Harford County Executive David R. Craig's representative to the Harford Cable Network Board.

Lynch, who serves as director of Harford County Government and Community Relations, will serve the remainder of an existing four-year term.

`Specs' worms way as book fest mascot

The Harford County Public Library has selected the name "Specs" for the Bel Air Book Festival's bookworm mascot.

The name was submitted by 5-year-old Jared Moxley from Churchville and selected from more than 400 entries.

The next Bel Air Book Festival will be held July 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shamrock Park.

Donations can be left at credit union

Freedom Federal Credit Union is accepting donations for the Empty Stocking Fund.

All Freedom branches are donation drop-off points. Food, toys and financials donations are being collected to aid those less fortunate in the Harford County area.

There are locations at 2019 Emmorton Road, Bel Air; 1304 Churchville Road, Bel Air; and Hoadley and Blackhawk Roads, Edgewood area, Aberdeen Proving Ground.

`Streetcar' being cast Jan. 14, 15

Phoenix Festival Theater, a community theater at Harford Community College, will hold auditions for A Streetcar Named Desire from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 14 and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 15 in the Amoss Center.

Auditions are on a first-come basis and are open to ages 16 and older. No appointment is needed. Hopefuls will read scenes from the script. A monologue is not required, but is welcome. A time limit of one minute is suggested.

Performance dates are March 10, 11, 17 and 18.

Information: Eyvo Johnson, 410-836-4217.

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