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Local Arc chapter wins award for creative initiatives

The University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration awarded its 2005 Direct Support Workforce Development Moving Mountains Best Practice Award to The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region.

The Arc was recognized for its creative initiatives in improving work-force outcomes for its clients. It provides a variety of services related to lifestyle, education, vocation and recreational pursuits to people with developmental disabilities.

The Arc employees 143 support professionals who work with 180 adults and 300 families in Harford and Cecil counties.

Moores Mill Road to be closed for work

Moores Mill Road, between Route 22 and U.S. Business 1 in Bel Air, will be closed to through traffic for about 62 days for culvert installation work, according to a news release from the Harford County Public Works Departments' Engineering and Construction Division.

A temporary bridge will be built over Bynum Run, parallel to the old bridge, which is to be replaced. The new bridge is expected to be completed by the end of August 2006.

Motorists are asked to be cautious as they follow detour signs around the work site. The road should reopen before school starts.

Information: 410-638-3561.

Habitat for Humanity, running club plan run, walk

Harford Habitat for Humanity and the Renaissance All Sports Athletic Club, a running club in Harford County, will sponsor a four-mile Home Run and one-mile Home Walk on July 4, starting in the parking lot of the Mary E. Risteau State Office Building at Thomas and Hays streets in Bel Air.

Registration starts at 7 a.m. The four-mile racers start at 8 a.m.; the one-mile Home Walkers at 8:05 a.m. The longer distance runners will go a half-mile to the Ma and Pa Trail, three miles on the trail, and then a half-mile back to the starting point.

Prizes will be awarded to the fastest male and female runner in several age categories. Random prizes also will be presented and every entrant will receive a commemorative T-shirt.

The entry fee is $15 before Thursday; $20 after Thursday. Proceeds will benefit Harford Habitat for Humanity.

Information or to request an entry form: 410-638-4434, or visit 205 Hays St., Bel Air.

Network offers workshops on business performance

Cecil Community College's Cecil Performance Improvement Network for business organizations will conduct its next workshop on the theme, "How in Hell Do We Manage," at 8 a.m. July 12 at Elkton Station, 107 Railroad Ave.

CPIN provides opportunities for management and business professionals in Cecil County and the surrounding region to interact. The program's goal is to help participants move toward higher levels of productivity, profitability and customer service.

Companies can send as many as five employees to the CPIN workshops, which are held every six weeks in Room 221 of Elkton Station. The multi-media classroom offers wireless Internet access, outlets at each seat and other amenities. Onsite company visits and field trips are offered. Training in "Conflict Resolution" is planned for Aug. 23, and "Emotional Intelligence and Leadership" for Oct. 4.

Membership costs $250 per year for companies with fewer than 50 employees; $350 for those with 50 to 150 employees; and $450 for those with more than 150 employees.

Information: Cecil Community College Business Training Resource Center, 410-287-6060, ext. 740, or

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