Countywide News

May 07, 2006

Nonprofit to launch anti-abuse effort

The Sexual Assault/Spouse Abuse Resource Center Inc. (SARC) will hold a reception to launch the Coming Together to End Abuse Campaign from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at Liriodendron Mansion in Bel Air. The program will begin at 7 p.m.

County Executive David R. Craig will hand over the ceremonial deed to SARC's office building.

SARC is a local, private nonprofit dedicated to aiding victims of domestic and sexual violence. Services include counseling, legal advocacy and representation, a 24-hour Helpline, crisis intervention, community education and a confidentially located safehouse.

Information: 410-836-8431.

Grand opening set at library branch

The Jarrettsville Library Branch opened Monday after a sneak preview of the new facility April 27.

The 14,065-square-foot Jarrettsville branch features 20 public access computers, wireless Internet, a 1,000- square-foot meeting room, drive-through window service, a self check-out station and a fireside reading area.

The opening of the branch celebrates the efforts of the Jarrettsville community in donating its resources to support the Harford County Public Library. The Jarrettsville Friends campaign raised more than $100,000 toward the library.

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 24 at the library, off Norrisville Road near Routes 23 and 165.

Information: 410-692-7887.

Army Pvt. Rose completes training

Army Pvt. Gregory M. Rose has graduated from the Light-Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

The course is designed to train soldiers to perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair wheeled vehicles and related mechanical components. Students also learn to operate a wheeled vehicle crane, hoist and winch assembly.

Rose is the son of Daniel Abernathy of Essex and Sandra M. Kennedy of Edgewood. He is a 2001 graduate of Harford Technical High School, in Bel Air.

Farm products guide available

The new Harford County Direct Marketing Guide provides the link between vendors and buyers who want to purchase agricultural items straight off the vine or out of the field.

Copies of the guide are available at all branches of the Harford County Public Library, Brooms Bloom Dairy in Bel Air and Fiore Winery in Pylesville.

Produced for the county's Office of Economic Development, the free booklet contains a product list, hours of operation, location and contact numbers for 16 farm/home-based sales operations.

The publication also contains information on off-site market locations where consumers can purchase homemade ice cream, honey, beeswax products, lamb, beef and goat milk soups, and lotions.

Information on the county's four farmers' markets and a calendar of agricultural events is included.

Information: 410-638-3339.

Vendors sought for Swanfest in Oct.

Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation is seeking vendors for Swanfest, to be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at Swan Harbor Farm in Havre de Grace.

Information: 410-939-6767, or e-mail

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