April 30, 2013
The Kool & the Gang concert scheduled for next month at the new Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union Arena at Harford Community College has been canceled, an HCC spokesperson confirmed Friday. "The cancellation was by mutual consent, and we hope to work with Pyramid Entertainment to schedule a replacement concert in the near future," Nancy Dysard, HCC's director for marketing and public relations, wrote in a e-mail. The concert by the 1970s R&B group was supposed to take place on May 10. Tickets were priced between $50 and $75. Dysard said those who already bought tickets to the concert have two options.
April 29, 2013
More than 350 runners and walkers raised $20,000 Sunday to benefit the Adam Thompson Memorial Nursing Scholarship at Harford Community College and the Adam Thompson Memorial Education Scholarship at Upper Chesapeake Health. The Adam Thompson 5K Run/Walk honors the memory of Adam Thompson, a first-year Harford Community College student who was killed in an automobile accident in 2011. The scholarships support students at HCC. Dr. William P. Cook of the UCH Joint Center started the race, on a USA Track and Field Certified Course, at 8 a.m. The overall male winner was Adam Bosley, who completed the race in 17:27.
April 29, 2013
Harford Dance Theatre will perform The Little Mermaid in Harford Community College's Chesapeake Theater Thursday and Friday, May 16 and 17 at 7p.m., Saturday, May 18 at 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, May 19 at 1 and 4 p.m. Based on the magical tale by Hans Christian Andersen, the stage comes to life with colorful fish, sparkling seahorses, a wicked sea witch and evil sea monkeys in a fun-filled retelling of the story of a young mermaid who gives up...
April 24, 2013
Bill and Yvette Martino of Forest Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley, to Adam Craig Downs, son of Bonnie Demski and Craig Downs. Downs is in the field of automotive repair and graduated from Fallston High School in 2002. Martino works in child development and graduated from Harford Community College in 2013. The couple plan to marry in August 2014.
April 20, 2013
Fly-fishing lessons Through June: Orvis will offer free fly-fishing lessons at the following stores: Orvis Company Store, Bethesda; Great Feathers, Sparks; Hunting Creek Outfitters, Frederick; and Wisp Resort, McHenry. For dates and more information, go to orvis.com/flyfishing101. Boater safety Through August: The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St.Michaels is offering two-evening boater safety courses from 6 p.m. to 10p.m. May 15-16, June12-13, July 17-18 and Aug. 15-16.
April 16, 2013
It's the kind of decision that can be lost in the shuffle of more flashy public policy discussions, but the decision last week by leadership at Harford Community College to reject eight bids on a major construction project is the kind of thing more public-funded enterprises should do more regularly. In this instance, the college budgeted $17.423 million for construction of a new building for the Nursing and Allied Health program at the school. Nursing is, and long has been, a cornerstone of community college offerings, particularly at Harford, so it makes perfect sense that HCC would be growing to accommodate such a program.