Harford Digest

HARFORD DIGEST

September 09, 2007

Habitat to dedicate 3 new homes today

Harford County Habitat for Humanity will dedicate three new homes on Washington Street in Aberdeen today as part of the effort to renew the community.

Harford Habitat built the homes, which are to be bought by three families, with the support of donors and volunteers, who also will be recognized.

The homes will be presented to the families with a free public block party from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. today. The families buying the homes are:

The Morrises, sponsored by the Emmert Hobbs Foundation and the Presbyterian Churches (USA) of Harford County.

The Barneses, sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and the Lutheran Churches of Harford County.

The Nkurunzizas, sponsored by Faithworks II.

Each family will receive the key to its new home. Representatives from Harford County government and the faith community will participate.

The Bethel Apostolic Choir will lead participants in song. Hot dogs, sodas and other refreshments will be served.

Information: 410-638-4434.

Workshop planned on Bel Air plan

Bel Air's Comprehensive Plan, adopted in 2002, is under review.

To meet state requirements and to address the changing development climate of Bel Air, the town's Planning Commission will sponsor a workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Reckord Armory, 37 N. Main St.

Residents interested in shaping the town's development for the next 10 years are invited to participate.

Participants will work in small groups to evaluate the current Comprehensive Plan and develop recommended changes for the 2008 plan.

For information or to sign up for the workshop, call the Planning Office at 410-879-9500 or 410-638-4540.

Meeting to focus on impact of BRAC

Human resources professionals, career center counselors, and academic and corporate recruiters can learn how the influx of Department of Defense and contractor jobs to Aberdeen Proving Ground will affect Central Maryland's work force at a Sept. 28 regional conference at the Richlin Ballroom in Edgewood.

"BRAC: Transforming the Regional Workforce" will be presented by the economic development partners in the Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor and will include a keynote address by Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Representatives from APG and Fort Monmouth, N.J., will discuss skills required for the approximately 8,000 jobs transferring from the New Jersey base to APG over the next three years.

Additional presentations will include a view of what makes a technology community great, creative recruitment strategies and resources, and how public schools, universities and local governments are preparing the work force for careers in defense communications and other advanced technologies.

Registration for the daylong conference is $75. For more information and to register, visit www.apg-cssc.com or call 410-273-5708.

Filmmaker to speak during memorial

Filmmaker Larry Cappetto of Grand Junction, Colo., will speak during a veterans memorial program that will include a free screening of his documentary, Vietnam Remembered.

McComas Funeral Home is sponsoring the screening to celebrate veterans at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Amoss Center at Harford Community College, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air.

In Vietnam Remembered, Vietnam veterans tell about their experiences during the war.

A preview of the movie can be seen at www.veterans history.org. Full-length DVDs of Cappetto's D-Day documentary Lest They Be Forgotten will be available for purchase after the movie.

Information: 410-676-4600.

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