Harford Digest

Red Cross to offer youth swimming classes

Certified Red Cross swimming instruction for 9- to 18-year-olds will be offered at Harford Community College this summer. Two classes will be held, one from 10 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and one from 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. July 6 through Aug. 12, at the Susquehanna Center pool.


The pool ranges from 4 feet to 12 feet in depth, so no children younger than 9 years old or who cannot touch the bottom in 4 feet of water will be accepted for classes. Children will be awarded Red Cross cards upon successful completion of the class.

For registration information: 410-836-4376 or 410-879-8920, Ext. 376.


Harford Friends schedules 5 summer classes for kids

Harford Friends Summer Learning Program is offering five classes this summer. The classes are: "Noah's Arts," "Starry, Starry Nights," "Animal Crackers," "Indians of Harford County" and "Animals Nobody Loves."

The programs are for children ages 4 to 13 and run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, starting the week of June 28 and ending the week of Aug. 9. Classes will be held at Little Falls Friends Meeting, 719 Old Fallston Road, Fallston.

The instructors are certified teachers in Harford and Baltimore County public and independent schools. For registration, costs, brochures, applications and other information, visit the Harford Friends Web site at or call 410-377-0698.

Directory to highlight diverse county businesses

Small Business Services Inc., in partnership with the Small Business Development Center at the Harford Community College, plans to publish a 2005 Consumer Diversity Resource Directory.

The directory will provide information about the county's minority- and women-owned businesses.

Plans call for the publication to be distributed in November to 5,000 Maryland companies with revenues of $15 million or more, with an additional 5,000 copies to be distributed through the county's SBDC, local chambers of commerce, banks, nonprofit organizations, Harford County Public Library branches and government offices.


Dog licenses available at county office building

Dog licenses for 2004-2005 are available at the dog license counter on the second floor of the Harford County Administrative Office Building, 220 S. Main St., Bel Air.

Licenses can be purchased from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The registration must be accompanied by proof of rabies vaccination signed by a certified veterinarian. The cost is $8 for spayed or neutered dogs, $15 for others. For people age 60 and older, the fee is $5 and $8 respectively.

Information: Jean Rice, administrative assistant at the Department of Inspections, Licenses and Permits, 410-638-3305.