Dublin News

Celebrating a lifetime of service, George Rockey recently received the Jim Warner award, the highest honor given to a fire person of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company. This award was given at the company's annual banquet Feb. 5 for Rockey's 50-plus years of service to the fire company.

Friends of the Darlington Library Book Sale will be held on March 9 at the Darlington library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Because of its great success, the monthly special has been extended permanently! Bring an item from the wish list for the Twice Blessed Thrift Shop and get a free novel, Items needed include paper towels, toilet paper, tissues, soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, fruit drinks for children, canned fruit and vegetables, baked beans, powdered milk, cereal, peanut butter, jelly, ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise. Like to read a lot? "Grab Boxes" are available as long as they last. Get a whole box of books for $5.

The Gadabouts, Darlington area's seniors group, resumes meeting on the second Wednesday of each month. This month will be lunch at Mt. Nebo on March 13. Please let Mary Ella Kelly know if you would like to attend and if you need a ride: 410-457-5664 by March 9.

This is a great time to get rid of leaves and brush from your yard. Soon the winds of March will dry things out as brush fire season nears. Be proactive and eliminate the potential problem.

As a reminder, test your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms at least monthly. This lets you sleep with peace of mind.

The Dublin Darlington Community Council will hold its March meeting with their host Erin Ferriter, Department of Sustainability Coordinator for Harford Count. The meeting will be held at the Conowingo Visitor Center at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20. All meetings are open to the public.

The Bob Jones University Woodwind and Flute Choirs are scheduled to present a combined program of sacred music at the Reformation Bible Church in Darlington on Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. The performance will be part of the choirs' tour of the eastern United States.

The Deer Creek Coffeehouse invites you to explore live folk music in an intimate setting in the picturesque setting of Darlington. This month's artists are Terry Gonda and Kristi Reeve. Recognized in folk circles for her incredible voice and intelligent songwriting since the mid 90's, Michigan-based Terry Gonda is one of those powerful performers who is difficult to categorize. Come and enjoy Terry and her partner, Kristi Reeve, over a cup of coffee at 1022 Main St. on March 9 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). Suggested donation is $15, or pay what you an. For more information, contact Jeff King, 410-378-4350 or deercreekch@zoominternet.net.

The Darlington Lions will have their annual Easter Flower Sale in the engine bay of the Darlington Volunteer Fire Company on Friday, March 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 from 9 a.m. until the flowers run out. There will be a wide assortment of hanging baskets and live potted flowers, including Easter lilies, available for purchase. The Darlington Fire Co. will also have homemade chocolate treats available for purchase.

Volunteer Expo 2013 will be Saturday, March 23 at Patterson Mill Middle High School from 9 a.m. to noon. Discover how you can make a difference in our community. The expo provides the perfect chance to hear from numerous organizations and agencies about volunteer opportunities custom made for you! Sign up to volunteer on the spot - hundreds of exciting and rewarding volunteer opportunities are available. Make a difference and reward yourself at the same time.

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